Well our Games of the Year awards for 2010 are done. We have lots of great winners and a lot of variety in our winners too. All great games, unless it’s in the Disappointments Â category of course.
So this is just a quick look back at the awards as a whole, with a list of all the posts.
Best PSP Games
Best DS Games
Best Downloadable Games
Best Multi-Platform Games
Best Wii Exclusives
Best PS3 Exclusives
Best Xbox 360 Exclusives
Games of the Year
Console, ds, Game of the Year, Games, Games of the Year, Handheld, NES, ps3, PSN, psp, wii, WiiWare, XBLA, xbox 360
Well, we’ve seen the best games on both major handheld gaming devices, the best multi-platform games, the best download-only games, the best exclusives for the 3 major game consoles, the biggest surprises of the year and the biggest disappointments/failures of the year. Now it’s time for the big one. What 3 games were the best of the year? What 3 games came in and said “THIS is what video games are all about”?
Just to clarify something here: the 3 winners are all games that won in other categories. And we strangely didn’t have a PC games category (I will hopefully rectify that next year), so no Starcraft 2 or other big PC-only titles will be seen here. Just a little note to everyone on this.
Anyhow, let’s finish up our Games of the Year awards. Here are our winners for the best games of 2010!
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Releases on the virtual console have been few and far between lately on the Wii, almost has few and far between as Iâ€™ve been posting lately. Is it because theyâ€™re running out of good games to put on it? I highly doubt so. Only Nintendo would really know what the hell is going on.
I wrote most of this review a while back, so Iâ€™ll keep the old format, but from my next post, Iâ€™ll use the same system Jo started using.
But enough rambling. This week they released a NES/Famicom gem that hadnâ€™t seen a release in North America. It was called Hebereke in Japan and Ufouria in PAL regions. It was featured adventure-action gameplay similar to games like Metroid, but overall took from all that was good about games from the NES era while also showing hints of more recent standards in videogames, like infinite continues and the ability to pick right back up where you last left (assuming in this case you wrote down the password, which youâ€™ll probably wonâ€™t need as you can beat the game in one sit).
So was the 20 years wait in North America worth it? You know the drill, find out after the jump.
NES, Review, Virtual Console
Didn’t think that would ever happen. Here I am, reviewing a new NES game. It came out just a few weeks ago(as of the writing of this post), and it was all made by one guy, nicknamed Sivak (click here for his youtube channel). Yeah, when I heard about the game and saw gameplay videos, I was instantly excited for it. I mean, a new NES game in an NES cartridge, and it actually looked good? I had to play it. And what a nice addition to my continually growing NES collection too, which is now over 120 games big.
After a few months of waiting, it finally came for sale, and I got it within minutes, not long before it sold out.
Read on and see if Sivak made a masterpiece, or if was just a dud.
Games, NES, retro, Review
Well, I’ve been playing with my newly received Power Glove for an hour now. So I’ll go and write my first impressions right away!
So, is it fun to use? Does it even work? Is it better than the AVGN is leading us to believe? Read on and see!
Console, Games, impressions, NES, Random, retro, Review
I love the powerglove. It's SO bad
Not as comfortable as I thought it would be
Finally got it. From jjgames. It cost $15, plus $2 for Super Glove Ball and $9 for shipping.A lot less than getting it on Ebay.
Initial impressions? It’s kinda tight and moving my fingers isn’t incredibly easy. Though otherwise it feels fine. I have yet to set it up though, so that’s all I can say for now.
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Well, with a new GOOD Batman game out, I thought I’d make my first “Challenges from the Past” post about another good Batman game. That’s right, Batman on the NES, made by Sunsoft.
This is an NES classic for sure, and one of the few Batman games to have been good.
I was given a few challenges for this, so let’s talk about the game first, and the challenges after!
Challenges from the Past, Console, Games, NES, retro
I was randomly looking around the internet, and found this website that was selling old games for cheap. Some might prefer buying some of those games on the Wii’s Virtual Console,
but some people just like playing old games on the actual consoles. OR like the collector’s value of actually having the old games.
I don’t know if it’s an old site, or if it’s well known, or whatever, but I still wanted to talk about it a bit.
Check it out!
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