My top 5 games of the year 2013

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You need to click the picture so that the gif comes up in a tab of its own. It’s my xmas tree and my pet dog Bob šŸ™‚

So, there’s no messing around today, we’re getting right into my own personal top 5 games of 2013. Now there’s still 21 days left in 2013, so that’s 21 days to change my mind. So actually here’s my top 5 game of 2013 – 21 days list. Much like my Zelda top 5, this was a very tough list to conjure. So I throw in honorable mentions at the end in no particular order just because I can šŸ™‚

I’m going to keep this list to games released this year only. It seems a bit fairer, especially since I played some titles like Xenoblade, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Megaman X and Super Mario Galaxy 2 to name a few for the first time this year. Another thing to note is I have admittedly not bought any new games on my Xbox 360 that were released this year. I did play games like Alan Wake, Gears of War and Modern Warfare 3. Tomb Raider has really caught my eye, but it’s only been a recent development. There were not many games that caught my eye to be honest and I jut got my PS3 so give me a break there! So there’s no underlying reason as to why no 360 or ps3 games didn’t make the list apart from the fact that I just genuinely haven’t played any.

So with all that said, please have a look at my top five games of 2013 – 21 days and I hope you enjoy. You may be surprised by number 1 šŸ™‚

Without further ado

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5. Rayman Legends

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I’m still a little sour over the delayed release debacle, but at the end of the day it never stopped Rayman Legends from being an absolutely wonderful game. I did a full review of this game some time ago so you can check out my full opinion of it there (If you’re interested, I’ll leave a link at the bottom). My absolute favourite way to play the game and in my opinion the best way to play the game is with one player as Murphy on the Wii U gamepad and another as Rayman (or any of the other unlockable characters) on the big screen. It’s clear from the level design that this was the intended way to play and this asymmetrical gameplay is something only the Wii U offers out of the box. I played it a few times on my own but it never felt quite as fun. I ended up playing the entire campaign with my girlfriend minus a few levels (see review). So here’s a tip from me, if you plan on purchasing Rayman Legends for the Wii U then try get a second player, it will be worth it! šŸ™‚

Also, the rhythm platforming levels in this game have some of the best/funnest video game design I’ve ever had the honour to play! And finally, the art style is absolutely gorgeous and the music is lovely too šŸ™‚

Moving on to nombre forze

4. Pokemon Y

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Pokemon is just one of them games that we all enjoy and if we claim we don’t, it’s a big dirty lie! It doesn’t even make sense why it’s fun but it just is. This latest version is absolutely jam packed with both new and old ideas. While seeming very new there’s just so many throwbacks that it also felt very nostalgic. I’m a massive fan of the cel shaded art style. It genuinely finally felt like we were playing in the world portrayed by the anime. I’m glad they chose it over photo realism. One of favourite things in the game was the ‘team rocket’ group called team flare. They had a lot of attitude and I loved their Ā battle music. There’s too much things I loved to begin listing. Ultimately the best part of the game is the massive library of pokemon available to catch from the get go. I believe there’s around 350 pokemon! It meant that at every corner, at every new route I was always greeted by new pokemon I had never seen before. It was awesome. I’m still at victory road at the moment, as I’m near the end of Mario and Luigi Dream Team and it’s been getting very interesting! So when I finish that I’ll be hopping right back into Pokemon. I hope to have a review out for both games in the near future.

On a final note, the music in the game is absolutely awesome. The Lumiose city theme is so epic, I just couldn’t not link it

I look forward to destroying the elite four with my sexy Blaziken.

NOW IT’S NUMBER THRAY

3. The Wonderful 101

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If there’s one thing I love in video gaming it’s a game that dares to try something new. Not only does the Wonderful 101 try new things, these things are fun and enhance the overall gaming experience. Much like Rayman legends it all comes down to the Wii U and its gamepad. So in The Wonderufl 101 the main mechanic is the ability to draw figures (like a straight line or an S for example) on the gamepad which then make all of the wonderful 101 team on screen merge into some form of weapon the player can then use. It’s brilliant and really fun. It felt so so new. I loved every minute of combat. Which can’t be said about a lot of games these days where it usually amounts to serious button bashing. There’s ALOT of strategy in even the simplest of fights in this game. It’s not for the faint hearted and takes a lot of practice and re-runs to master. If you fear what lies beyond standard controls then this game is not for you. I for one, love a bit of innovation. Gamepad aside the game has everything else that makes a good game: Good story, varied gameplay, decent graphics and a fantastic soundtrack. Every boss fight felt Ā like THE end boss fight. Everything felt very grand and epic.

So I’m a Ā big platinum fan now. I just bought Bayonetta for the 360 and hope to play it before the release of number 2! I don’t actually think this game is for everyone. But this is my list and my number 3 heh heh

Wonder Pink is also, in the words of Kamiya, a cute babe.

Now moving on to number two

ju ready?

2. Super Mario 3D World.

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:O I bet you all thought this would be number one !

I have not got to talk about this game much yet, mostly because I’ve not written a proper review, mostly because I’m still playing it. But let me tell you, it is freakin’ great!!! Seriously if you own a Wii U it’s an absolute must buy. BecauseĀ THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ Ā THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ Ā THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ Ā THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ Ā THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITSĀ THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS THE CAT SUITS

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Did I mention the cat suits?

Ok, It would be a bit of a cop out if that’s all I said. but seriously, beyond the cat suits there are a lot of new and really fun power ups which give way to some lovely innovative level design. It’s everything you would expect from a main series Mario game. Fun and smooth gameplay, lovely graphics and sound (no seriously the soundtrack is really really lovely) and just really great polish/attention to detail and jam packed with charm and fine touches and all that jazz. Ā I’ve finished the story mode on my own and am also playing it with my girlfriend. I can’t pick a favourite mode. There are benefits to both. The easier levels near the start of the game are much funner with other players. Exploring the game with my girlfriend was a blast. You get to see each others reactions to all the new things and it’s just great. On the flip side the more intense levels are probably better solo. I need my space when it comes to intense platforming, which this game really offers up in the post campaign stages. I gotta be in the zone boy, I gotta channel my Zen.

In 2013 this doesn’t get game of the year. But I think that it will be a game I’m going to play more and more and eventually it will travel up the list. It’s precisely what happened 3D Land. Which I’ve currently played through 3 times O_O

But my game of the year 2013 goes to another title. And another Nintendo title no less.

Before moving on I had to link this remix of the snow theme from 3D Land which is in this game, it’s just….nueghhhhhh

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1. Pikmin 3

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Ah Pikmin 3. The word ‘delightful’ just sums this game right up. When I first saw the trailer of Pikmin 3 I had never seen or heard of the previous two games. I actually didn’t think much of it. I thought the Pikmin looked cute but that was it. It failed to catch my eye. If it wasn’t for the heaps of footage we got of this game during various Nintendo directs I probably wouldn’t have bothered with this series. Thank he who wanders in the night, our lord the great Cthulhu that that never happened.

Pikmin 3 is just such a relaxing and engrossing game. Of all the Wii U games I’ve played to date, Pikmin 3 has utilized the gamepad the best. You tap it, it instantly pauses the action, then you can use the touch controls to pick out a position for your character to walk to. Then you can switch to another character and give them a task. For a strategy game this offers up some seriously complex and brilliant gameplay that when mastered allows you to complete levels really efficiently and ultimately lower your ‘day count’ – You have 15 minute bursts to try complete objectives which span a day in game time, completing the objectives in as little days as possible (also without running out of fruit juice) is the overall goal of the game.

I knew from the moment I threw the disk in and the intro cutscene started playing that I as going to love it. All the characters are very likable and as I already said, the Pikmin you control are absolutely adorable. The moment you lose your first one, for whatever reason, is a fairly traumatic experience šŸ˜¦ Sweet dreams young child.

Just like Mario the game has lovely graphics and sound. The tracks really help set the scene and are always quite pleasant and fitting. There’s a lot of attention to detail and polish. Miyamoto’s genius shines through once again with the creative level design and unique boss encounters.

SRSLY gaiz this game is just awesome. To top things off they just released some DLC with an Xmas themed level which comes at no additional cost. Here’s the trailer for it

So there you have it. Those were my top 5 games of 2013. Sure drop a comment listing your top 5 if you want. People apparently read this but never comment if my data is correctual. I’d like to hear from you! Some honorable mentions are Nintendoland which kept me and my cousins entertained fr a very long time. Xenoblade because it’s awesome. New Super Luigi U which was better than New Super Mario bros. U if we’re being honest. Super Mario Galaxy 2 because, because. And I can’t remember what else I’ve played!!!!!

Sending you a secular Christmas greeting,

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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-Tim Out!

Rayman Legends Review:Ā https://nintimdoblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/rayman-legends-wii-u-review/

Pikmin 3 Review:Ā https://nintimdoblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/pikmin-3-reviewdiscussion/

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