Game of the Year 2013 Day 3 of 3

Here we go, my favorite soundtrack, the best 2012 game I played in 2103 and my top 10 games of 2013 are here.

Please enjoy!

Best Soundtrack of 2013

Winner: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

I’m still finding myself humming tunes from the 3DS game. It’s a mark of a fantastic soundtrack if it manages to burrow itself deep into my brain. Every time I recall that Lorule theme, I want to pick up my 3DS and revisit that game.

Runner ups: FarCry 3: Blood Dragon, Guacamelee

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Game of the Year 2013 Day 1 of 3

It’s a little late this year but with good reason. There were just so many last minute games that I had to knock out before I could compile my list. With new consoles, the list of platforms for which great games to appear on is on an all time high. I played games on smartphones, tablets, handhelds and on consoles new and old in 2013. Now it’s time to reflect and acknowledge some of the highs and lows of the last year.

The 2013 Game I Wish I Bought & Played in 2013

Winner: Grand Theft Auto V

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I had many opportunities to purchase Grand Theft Auto V for $39.99 but I didn’t want to play it on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 generation of consoles. I had faith that Rockstar would be bringing their trademark sequel to PC. So I decided to wait and miss out.

Runner ups: DmC, Rayman: Legends

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Checkpoint: Revisiting Rapture Edition

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BioShock: Infinite’s second piece of downloadable content, Burial at Sea, is wonderful. Revisiting old locales in games is a risky move. It could be seen as a retread, sacrilege and  — if done properly — a nostalgic trip that adds to the original.

Burial at Sea is definitely the latter. The glimpse into Rapture before it all went to hell is welcome. It feels like a piece of downloadable content that should have been released after BioShock but jumping off one of the many possibilities made possible by the ending of Infinite blended the two Irrational BioShock titles in a fun manner.

I’m meeting familiar faces and hearing the slogans and sounds of Rapture. It feels the same but at the same time, everything is shinier and improved compared to the original. It makes me wish they remade BioShock with the mechanics of Infinite.

I’ve owned a PlayStation 4 for nearly 7 days but I feel like I’ve only spent 7 hours with it. Mad Men, NFL and other things in life have gotten away of it. I was also very close to diverting time away from it by nearly purchasing a Wii U today. Here’s hoping I have more time this week.

 

BioShock: Infinite DLC Plans Detailed

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It starts with today’s $5 horde mode add on, “Clash in the Clouds”, but it will be followed with “Burial at Sea” later this year.

This is everything I’ve wanted from the Mass Effect series, a detective story set in the game’s universe. I absolutely love the style.

I will now have to keep an eye out for the Season Pass which I hope will go on sale between now and Burial at Sea Pt. 1’s release. Part 2 of Burial at Sea will likely be a 2014 release.

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