My Top Ten Video Games of 2013

January 15th, 2014 | Posted by Gothamghost in Video Games - (2 Comments)

10. The Stanley Parable

9. Grand Theft Auto V

8. Rogue Legacy

7. Gunpoint

6. Super Mario 3D World

5. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

4. Fire Emblem: Awakening

3. Bioshock Infinite

2. Last of Us

1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Honorable Mentions:
1. Spelunky, it would be high on this list except technically it wasn’t released in 2013.
2. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD; It is one of my favorite Zelda games and so that makes it one of my favorite games period. But it is an HD remake and so I couldn’t in good conscience put it on this list.
3. Gone Home;
4. Rayman Legends;
5. Pokemon Y;
6. Tomb Raider;

Games That I Didn’t Get Time To Play That Probably Would Have Made This List:
Assassin’s Creed IV
Metro: Last Light
Saints Row IV
Beyond Two Souls
The Swapper

Biggest Disappointment:
Sim City

I received a Nintendo 3DS XL for Christmas and I have quickly become enamored with it. I am not surprised at the excellent build quality as that is what I have come to expect from Nintendo. The Streetpass functionality is a bonus for me and I find myself taking my 3DS everywhere in case I run into someone else with one which seems to happen quite often.

I can’t comment on the difference in size compared to the 3DS as I do not own the original 3DS, I can see why someone would want a smaller handheld to carry but the 3D is beautiful on the large screen in games like Ocarina of Time and New Super Mario Bros. 2 and I think the large screen helps with that. Amazingly the 3D adds a sense of depth that I didn’t know I was missing.

The camera is a little lacking but I honestly don’t care as I didn’t want one for photos and I always have my smartphone with me anyway. The Nintendo E-Shop offers retail games for download which is very forward thinking on Nintendo’s part and quite welcome.

The reports of a dedicated gaming handhelds death are greatly exaggerated. I prefer a dedicated handheld for mobile gaming, virtual controls will never beat the feel of d-pad, analog stick or buttons, period. If you don’t have a handheld but are interested in gaming on the go I can’t recommend the Nintendo 3DS XL enough.