Your 2013 in a picture: what console was strongest

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#1 Edited by Pikminmaniac (8574 posts) -

I thought it would be fun to take a picture of the retail games you bought from last year and ultimately declare which of your consoles you enjoyed the most that year. I feel like enough time has passed to digest what we experienced.

3DS

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds= 9/10

+A Zelda with freedom

+the new wall mechanic opens up the exploration and puzzle solving in interesting new ways

+great dungeon design

+fresh

Pokemon X= 8/10

+continues to refine and advance its fantastically deep and addictive team building and battle system

+the 3D visuals are ecceptional and really bring the pokemon to life

-lack of new pokemon

-I bit tired

Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon= 8/10

+great puzzles

+excellent challenge curve

-mission structure hinders experience

Animal Crossing New Leaf= 8/10

+biggest improvement to the series by far

-Still feels like I've done it too many time before

Wii U

Pikmin 3= 10/10

+The addition of Go Here, 3 leaders, and assigning independent tasks for pikmin makes this the deepest and fully fledged Pikmin to date

+level design is the best of the series

+Challenge mode is absolutely exceptional

+An endless supply of gameplay for the dedicated

Super Mario 3D World= 9.5/10

+No other 3D Mario recaptures the sense of wonder and joy of the old 2D games as well as this game

+visuals are exceptional

+level design is the strongest of all 3D Marios

+the challenge hits a perfect curve that ramps up to very satisfying heights

The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker HD= 9/10

+a perfect remake of the best 3D Zelda ever made

+fast sail and the adjustments to the triforce quest are very welcome changes

Rayman Legends= 9/10

+very creative

+excellent controls and speed

+very tight and challenging levels and invasion missions

The Wonderful 101= 8/10

+strong 60fps action which comes standard with Platinum games

+Mastery is a long road

-controls are tricky a lot of the time

PS3

Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag= 9/10

+I'm finally a pirate

+one of the best open worlds of the generation with more to do than can ever be done

+Ship battles and upgrades are a fantastic experience

-I wish they'd make the combat less easy and the stealth more necessary

DmC= 8.5/10

+the action is smooth and engaging

+enemy variety and execution is well done

+the angel and devil switching is a good way to mix things up

-bosses were generally weak with the exception of the very last one

-not quite up to usual DMC standards

Batman Arkham Origins= 8/10

+still has the strong foundation of Arkham City

+Crime scene investigation

+Bane and other bosses were well done

-lacks polish

-riddler trophies were very poorly done

-Deathstroke was wasted as a character and his boss fight was the easiest and worst of the lot

The Last of Us= 8.0/10 so far (just over halfway through)

+atmosphere is perfect the grittiness is palpable

+Characters are very believable

+Clickers are a great idea

+the gameplay fits in well with the story and requires thought

-gameplay stops evolving and scenarios become redundant at a certain point making it difficult to want to push forward

Injustice Gods Among us= 7/10

+Netherrealm's strongest attempt at a fighter yet

+gives you frame data on every move in the game

-footsies aren't very present

-a bit too offensive. It lacks in the defensive side of things

-combos are very limited and preset. Little room for experimentation.

Puppeteer= 6/10

+visuals and style are superb

-control over kutaro feels disconnected and floaty

-level design is very lacking in direction and precision

GAME OF THE YEAR= Pikmin 3

CONSOLE OF THE YEAR= Wii U

#2 Posted by gameofthering (9948 posts) -

It'll have to be "The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds" for the Nintendo 3DS... as that was the only game I bought.

#3 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8574 posts) -

It'll have to be "The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds" for the Nintendo 3DS... as that was the only game I bought.

Oh my, did you receive any games as a gift or were you backlogging like crazy?

#4 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (5060 posts) -

Pikminmaniac likes TLoU?! :O

#5 Edited by gameofthering (9948 posts) -

@Pikminmaniac: All of my games were for the PC and I don't buy anything from retail these days(All digital). So it'd be a little difficult for me to take a photo of the games case.

I have a really bad habit of buying too many games and not finishing them. I've still got to finish Zelda (and like 100+ others) :(

EDIT: I think I'm actually too lazy to play through it.

#6 Edited by CyberLips (1616 posts) -
#7 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8574 posts) -

Pikminmaniac likes TLoU?! :O

:O

It's definitely the strongest attempt I've seen at a story driven video game.

#8 Edited by AmazonAngry (635 posts) -

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

#9 Edited by Seabas989 (9945 posts) -

3DS was king of 2013.

(not including the PC who is always king).

#10 Posted by Blabadon (25187 posts) -

I mostly played on the Vita in 2013, but a lot of those were 2012 titles.

Still, in terms of best library for the year, the Vita and PS3 won it for me. The Vita had plenty of strong games, including my GotY Tearaway, and the PS3 had great games like The Last of Us.

The PC, what little I played of its numerous titles on my laptop, was quite fun as well. The Swapper, Antichamber, etc. were all fascinating.

The 3DS had a good year. Not a spectacular one, but sheep need something. Link Between Worlds was fantastic. Luigi's Mansion is great. Etrian Odyssey is fun so far. Fire Emblem Awakening and SMT IV were both alright. Pokemon sucked. It had a good year on the whole.

#11 Posted by inb4uall (5123 posts) -

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

#12 Edited by Maroxad (7825 posts) -

The 3DS did really well last year, the Vita was the most improved console and while the Wii U had a terrible start, the second half was good.

Overall, I would say the 3DS due to the sheer quantity of good games, but hte Vita sure was a heavy hitter.

Didnt care for anything on the XONE, PS3, or PS4 side so I wont comment there.

#13 Posted by cainetao11 (15809 posts) -

MY 2013? Because I played games that weren't released that year. I ask because TC has games for PS3, that I played on the 360.

#14 Edited by B4X (2574 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:

MY 2013? Because I played games that weren't released that year. I ask because TC has games for PS3, that I played on the 360.

Didn't you read the memo? 360 games that out-sold PS3 games don't count on SW.

I would say PS3 for 2013 overall. With X360 right on its ass.

Software Sales hands down 360.

#15 Posted by cainetao11 (15809 posts) -

@b4x said:

@cainetao11 said:

MY 2013? Because I played games that weren't released that year. I ask because TC has games for PS3, that I played on the 360.

Didn't you read the memo? 360 games that out-sold PS3 games don't count on SW.

I would say PS3 for 2013 overall. With X360 right on its ass.

Software Sales hands down 360.

Well I'm the devil because I enjoyed Gears Judgment. But so many of the multis I played on 360. My PS3 got TLOU, Ascension, and Diablo3.

#16 Edited by Desmonic (12651 posts) -

#17 Edited by AmazonAngry (635 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

#18 Posted by inb4uall (5123 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though. ;)

#19 Posted by lostrib (31476 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

#20 Edited by AmazonAngry (635 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though ;)

enjoy not playing the game of the generation, and most awarded game of all time. :)

#21 Posted by lostrib (31476 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though ;)

enjoy not playing the game of the generation, and most awarded game of all time. :)

Who said he didn't play it? or that he can't play it?

#22 Posted by AmazonAngry (635 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

how is that trolling? :-/

#23 Posted by AmazonAngry (635 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though ;)

enjoy not playing the game of the generation, and most awarded game of all time. :)

Who said he didn't play it? or that he can't play it?

Huh? what are you talking about? :-/

#24 Posted by inb4uall (5123 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though ;)

enjoy not playing the game of the generation, and most awarded game of all time. :)

Who said he didn't play it? or that he can't play it?

Huh? what are you talking about? :-/

I have a PS3 slim along with The flop of us. I can go play it any time I want.

#25 Edited by lostrib (31476 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though ;)

enjoy not playing the game of the generation, and most awarded game of all time. :)

Who said he didn't play it? or that he can't play it?

Huh? what are you talking about? :-/

What are you talking about?

#26 Posted by khoofia_pika (13513 posts) -

3DS, definitely.

#27 Posted by inb4uall (5123 posts) -

3DS, definitely.

holy shit you're back! Just for E3 I'm guessing?

#28 Posted by wolverine4262 (18792 posts) -

Well, I played my PC far more than any console or handheld...

#29 Posted by khoofia_pika (13513 posts) -

@inb4uall: Yeah, SW is always fun around this time. :P

Oh, and hi! :D

#30 Edited by CrownKingArthur (3710 posts) -

lol

#31 Edited by inb4uall (5123 posts) -
#32 Posted by khoofia_pika (13513 posts) -
#33 Edited by inb4uall (5123 posts) -

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall: Yeah, SW is always fun around this time. :P

Oh, and hi! :D

You have wii U?

Nope, my brother does (poor soull)

Will he let you use his? Also lel at calling wii u owners poor souls. Smash bros makes it worth it.

#34 Posted by khoofia_pika (13513 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall: Yeah, SW is always fun around this time. :P

Oh, and hi! :D

You have wii U?

Nope, my brother does (poor soull)

Will he let you use his? Also lel at calling wii u owners poor souls. Smash bros makes it worth it.

They won't be poor souls once it's out. Hell, I'll get one myself :P

And yeah, he doesn't mind, but all I've done so far is play a little bit of MK8.

#35 Edited by inb4uall (5123 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall: Yeah, SW is always fun around this time. :P

Oh, and hi! :D

You have wii U?

Nope, my brother does (poor soull)

Will he let you use his? Also lel at calling wii u owners poor souls. Smash bros makes it worth it.

They won't be poor souls once it's out. Hell, I'll get one myself :P

And yeah, he doesn't mind, but all I've done so far is play a little bit of MK8.

We must play mk8.

#36 Posted by khoofia_pika (13513 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall: Yeah, SW is always fun around this time. :P

Oh, and hi! :D

You have wii U?

Nope, my brother does (poor soull)

Will he let you use his? Also lel at calling wii u owners poor souls. Smash bros makes it worth it.

They won't be poor souls once it's out. Hell, I'll get one myself :P

And yeah, he doesn't mind, but all I've done so far is play a little bit of MK8.

We must play mk8.

Sure! What time's good for you?

#37 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8574 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall: Yeah, SW is always fun around this time. :P

Oh, and hi! :D

You have wii U?

Nope, my brother does (poor soull)

Will he let you use his? Also lel at calling wii u owners poor souls. Smash bros makes it worth it.

They won't be poor souls once it's out. Hell, I'll get one myself :P

And yeah, he doesn't mind, but all I've done so far is play a little bit of MK8.

We already have Pikmin 3, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, and Super Mario 3D World... I wouldn't call anybody who has any of these games a poor soul. These titles are Nintendo on their A game.

#38 Posted by inb4uall (5123 posts) -

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall: Yeah, SW is always fun around this time. :P

Oh, and hi! :D

You have wii U?

Nope, my brother does (poor soull)

Will he let you use his? Also lel at calling wii u owners poor souls. Smash bros makes it worth it.

They won't be poor souls once it's out. Hell, I'll get one myself :P

And yeah, he doesn't mind, but all I've done so far is play a little bit of MK8.

We already have Pikmin 3, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, and Super Mario 3D World... I wouldn't call anybody who has any of these games a poor soul. These titles are Nintendo on their A game.

How many years old is the wii u?

#39 Posted by khoofia_pika (13513 posts) -

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall said:

@khoofia_pika said:

@inb4uall: Yeah, SW is always fun around this time. :P

Oh, and hi! :D

You have wii U?

Nope, my brother does (poor soull)

Will he let you use his? Also lel at calling wii u owners poor souls. Smash bros makes it worth it.

They won't be poor souls once it's out. Hell, I'll get one myself :P

And yeah, he doesn't mind, but all I've done so far is play a little bit of MK8.

We already have Pikmin 3, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, and Super Mario 3D World... I wouldn't call anybody who has any of these games a poor soul. These titles are Nintendo on their A game.

It's certainly getting better, I won't deny that. I've still avoided getting a Wii U because despite the few good games that it does have, the Wii U's library is pretty thin. I'm sure Nintendo will salvage it, like they did the 3DS, and I will probably end up getting it once SSB is out, but right now, I don't think the library is good enough. Despite the games you just mentioned, however good they might be (I actually haven't played them yet, but I'm sure they're great).

#40 Posted by santoron (7423 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though. ;)

What rule do you speak of?

#41 Posted by inb4uall (5123 posts) -

@santoron said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though. ;)

What rule do you speak of?

Gamespot's opinion > All. Or am I wrong?

#42 Posted by lostrib (31476 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@santoron said:

@inb4uall said:

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though. ;)

What rule do you speak of?

Gamespot's opinion > All. Or am I wrong?

For floppage:

"Sometimes, games do not reach that quotient which then they are considered a FLOP (noun). This occurs when the score of a game does not meet the hype"

"A game can be hyped in the following four ways:

  • AAAA (or AAAAE) - this is a game that scores a 10 in the review only found on GameSpot.com, unless specified by the post.
  • AAA (or AAAE) - this is a game which scores a 9.0 in the review only found on GameSpot.com, unless specified by the post.
  • AA (or AAE) - this is a game which scores a 8.0 in the review only found on GameSpot.com, unless specified by the post.
  • A (or AE) - this is a game which scores a 7.0 in the review only found on GameSpot.com, unless specified by the post."
#43 Edited by santoron (7423 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

Gamespot's opinion > All. Or am I wrong?

GS scores are the only thing we use to determine the Hype/Flop game and the metagame, but there's nothing against using scores, awards, ect from anywhere to discuss games in general. So he can talk all he wanted about TLoU greatest game blah blah just fine, and it really doesn't matter anyway because GoTYs don't even affect the couple "official" GS games anyhow. Heh, actually Most of the things people talk about here don't actually matter to the metagame. ;P

#44 Edited by inb4uall (5123 posts) -

@santoron said:

@inb4uall said:

Gamespot's opinion > All. Or am I wrong?

GS scores are the only thing we use to determine the Hype/Flop game and the metagame, but there's nothing against using scores, awards, ect from anywhere to discuss games in general. So he can talk all he wanted about TLoU greatest game blah blah just fine, and it really doesn't matter anyway because GoTYs don't even affect the couple "official" GS games anyhow. Heh, actually Most of the things people talk about here don't actually matter to the metagame. ;P

Regardless Tlou is a flop and LoZ: ALBW not only outscored it but got GoTY.

#45 Posted by santoron (7423 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@santoron said:

@inb4uall said:

Gamespot's opinion > All. Or am I wrong?

GS scores are the only thing we use to determine the Hype/Flop game and the metagame, but there's nothing against using scores, awards, ect from anywhere to discuss games in general. So he can talk all he wanted about TLoU greatest game blah blah just fine, and it really doesn't matter anyway because GoTYs don't even affect the couple "official" GS games anyhow. Heh, actually Most of the things people talk about here don't actually matter to the metagame. ;P

Regardless Tlou is a flop and LoZ: ALBW not only outscored it but got GoTY.

Yup. Floppity flop floppage, though considering the majority of reviews that might say more about the state of GS reviews than the game. I haven't played either, but I'm sure Zelda was a worthy choice in any case.

#46 Edited by AmazonAngry (635 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@santoron said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though. ;)

What rule do you speak of?

Gamespot's opinion > All. Or am I wrong?

#47 Posted by inb4uall (5123 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@santoron said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

@inb4uall said:

@amazonangry said:

really nothing to discuss.

2013 belong to the Playstation 3 and the Last of Us,

the most awarded game of all time.

everything else is irrelevant.

Not according to gamespot. 2013 GOTY Legend of Zelda A link between worlds. Deal with it.

industry>gamespot

Ohh that's cute. To bad this is SW. Rules are rules. Enjoy your 8/10 flop though. ;)

What rule do you speak of?

Gamespot's opinion > All. Or am I wrong?

According to the rules of SW not you dipshit.

#48 Posted by AmazonAngry (635 posts) -

@inb4uall: you don't understand how sw works. Dont comment again until you do or you will be banned.

#49 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6144 posts) -

Holy shit, this thread really went to hell fast.

And regarding Assassins Creed Black Flag, what kinds of side activities are there and how repetitive are they? That's my problem with Ubisoft open world games.

#50 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6580 posts) -

Holy shit, this thread really went to hell fast.

And regarding Assassins Creed Black Flag, what kinds of side activities are there and how repetitive are they? That's my problem with Ubisoft open world games.

Hunting, fishing, smuggler's coves, and shipwrecks. Some of the shipwrecks are pretty cool. Everything else is only cool the first time you do it and sucks afterward.