Game of the Year 2013 Day 3 of 3

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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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LTTP: Guacamelee (PC)

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How do you differentiate your own 2D Metroidvania¬†game in the sea of action adventure platformers? By casting a Luchador as your protagonist and filling it with Mexican and Internet cultural references. It’s an unorthodox mix that worked but not in every way they intended.

Drinkbox’s Guacamelee was filled with audio and video vibrancy. I loved the soundtrack for its blend of Mexican and electronic beats. I would go as far as to say the soundtrack was more colorful than the visuals themselves. The eye catching visual style reminded me of Dexter’s Laboratory or Jonny Bravo with its sharp angles and the accentuated physique of the hero, Juan.

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Checkpoint: Wildcard Weekend 2013 Edition

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It’s NFL playoffs time and what a weekend it was thus far. Saturday’s games at Indianapolis and Philadelphia were thrillers and this San Diego @ Cincinnati game looks to be a close one as well. I’m looking forward to the “Ice Bowl” in Green Bay. Playing an all important playoff game in the elements is what I love most about football. Only life threatening thunderstorms will cease play.

Although I participate in the Yahoo! Pro Pick ’em pool at work, I’m somewhat glad that it stops at the end of the regular season. It allows me to enjoy the games and not worry about spread coverages. I didn’t even go into this wildcard weekend with any picks in mind; I was ready to be entertained and so far the NFL delivered.

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