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Games of The Year 2013 and Onwards

While browsing through my gaming news sources I came by some “Games of the Year” articles so I thought I’d write my own to sum up 2013’s year of gaming.

I used to be a PC gamer but as my interest grew in Japanese exclusive Anime and games and, I started to have a proper income I moved to console gaming. Internet made it easy to import games and the Western games market didn’t really interest me too much.

So anyway, games listed here are according to their first release date in their native country. A few I’ve spent time writing up reviews for but if I haven’t, think of what’s here as mini reviews.

Games of the Year 2013

Tomb Raider
Crystal Dynamics

I quite enjoyed the reboot. The direction was good in driving the prequel story as to how Lara Croft became the explorer she did. Then there was the RPG style points system for upgrading skills and collecting parts to upgrade your weapons. There were some QTEs but the game wasn’t completely filled with them. Graphics were up-to-date for the PS3 which was a bonus.

The pre-rendered cutscenes were so good it would have been great to see a CG movie. Especially after watching the original teaser trailer for this game.

Spoiler
The only part I didn’t like about the Tomb Raider reboot was the parachuting event which took numerous retries to beat because it was really hard to tell which areas you could glide through!

Tomb Raider

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