I don’t know if it’s just me but it seems as though the beginning of this year is not as jam-packed with games as previous years were. It might be specific to me as I am not interested in a lot of the games released so far this year. Even though there are not many games out that are to my liking I am still very busy with a handful of games. I just wanted to take the time to share with you guys what I have been playing. Click a game below to read my thoughts on it.
[toggle title="1. Journey"]I myself have only played through Journey once but I’ve experienced it three times. It was an amazing experience, one that I wanted to share with others. I made my Uncle and Brother-in-law play through the campaign while I watched and it was just as enjoyable as playing it myself.[/toggle]
[toggle title="2. FEZ"]This game is interesting. On one hand I love it but on the other hand, as a completionist, it gives me a headache. It is very confusingly laid out and it constantly throws you into new worlds before you even wanted to leave the previous ones. I’ve heard many things about the game being very worth putting time into to solve all the puzzles and I find that very intriguing. I wonder if I will keep playing once I finish the campaign though. I guess we’ll see.[/toggle]
[toggle title="3. Ghost Recon Future Soldier Multiplayer Beta"]I am a huge fan of GRAW 1 and GRAW 2 and this game is a great addition to the franchise. I am thoroughly enjoying the multiplayer although I’ve been having a lot of problems with the service disconnecting for no reason. I can’t wait to get my hands on the full game coming in May.[/toggle]
[toggle title="4. SSX"]SSX is actually more frustrating than fun. I am more than happy that EA has finally released a next-gen SSX and the tricks control great. My only problem is controlling my rider. I am constantly falling off cliffs and dying and it’s just not fun anymore. I’d rather they did away with the death element. Yes, they have the whole rewind feature but it’s always painful using it and it’s hardly beneficial. I love the SSX franchise greatly but this one is more a hassle than it is fun.[/toggle]
[toggle title="5. Botanicula"]I was happy to hear Amanita Design, creators of Machinarium, released a new point-and-click adventure game. Even though the art style is much different than Machinarium the game is still great. Hey, Amanita!…can you start working on Machinarium 2 now?.[/toggle]
[toggle title="6. Windosill"]Windosill came with the Humble Botanicula Bundle if you donated more than the average. This game was a very pleasant surprise. It only takes about 30 minutes to complete which is too bad because the game is awesome. Everyone should play this game.[/toggle]
[toggle title="7. Borderlands"]A while back my cousins and I decided to start playing Borderlands. This is my second time playing through the game and their first. We’ve finished the campaign and are now working on the last of the DLC. I have now reached a point where I am ready to finish it all and get a good break before Borderlands 2 comes out. I cannot wait![/toggle]
[toggle title="8. Kingdom Rush"]Kingdom Rush is easily the best game on the iPad right now. It’s a tower defense game with an awesome cartoon art style. It’s super addictive and deep which means you can keep coming back to it over and over. I also love the upgrades. If you like tower defense games at all then Kingdom Rush is a no-brainer. I think it’s safe to say it’s the best TD game since PixelJunk Monsters.[/toggle]
There you have it. Even though I said the beginning of this year seems a little slower than most years I’ve still manage to keep a full plate of games. Hopefully you will give some of them a try!