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Games I Played in a Really Short Amount of Time

For about 3 days in July, I played as many games, mainly on Xbox, that I possibly could, most of them for at least a few hours. It was really crazy, and even bigger than the previous Recent Games list I made also in July. I… forgot to post it though.

If you would like me to review any of these titles, just send a comment this way. I will see it.

Civilization Revolution (I played that more than anything in July, by far)
Megaman 10
DLC Quest
Total Miner: Forge
Baby Maker Xtreme
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Aegis Wing
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Game Type
Sonic 3*
Comix Zone*
Bonanza Bros*
Gotham City Impostors
[S] Dave: Accelerate
Street Fighter 3 Online
The Walking Dead: Episode 1
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Civilization V
Mercury Hg (for 360)
Ms. Splosion Man
Battlefield 3
World of Keflings (demo)
Magic the Gathering: Duel of the Planeswalkers 2013 (demo)
Darwina+ (demo)
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition (demo)
Batman: Arkham Asylum

*Part of Ultimate Genesis Collection

it was a crazy 3 days.

Homestuck Marching Band Show (UPDATE)

This is a powerpoint that I have made for the concept of a Homestuck Marching Band Show! Share this with everyone! I will repost this as many times as I possibly can because this must become a reality!

I am basically reposting this.

MrVonAwesometon’s Favorite Games of 2011 (Last Edited January 21, 2012)

Someone aka MrVonAwesometon forgot to post this. I went ahead and did so, 4 months later.

Best Shooter

Gears of War 3

If you overlook the fact that the Gears franchise is built around nothing more than shooting and chainsawing dudes, Gears of War 3 is a surprisingly content filled shooter. The gameplay is the same cover based shooting that we have come to expect from the franchise, though little tweaks and additions such as the Hammerburst iron sights and the Retro Lancer, are just enough to keep the gameplay as explosive and hectic as the previous Gears games. There is a great plot (for the steroid pumping space marine genre at least), some fun vehicles sequences and boss fights, and just more mindless shooting and killing then I previously thought possible. With one of the strongest and most fun campaigns of the series, enhanched Horde mode with the addition of a locust counterpart called Beast mode, and a stellar online multiplayer being backed by solid DLC updates, Gears 3 is shaping up to be the most unnecessarily bloody and undeniably fun shooters in a while.

Other Picks:
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Uncharted 3

Best Adventure

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

I have to say that it was really hard to choose between Zelda and Uncharted 3, but one thing about Skyward Sword that can make me overlook the finicky motion controls; Skyward Sword is a work of art. There are not many games that I would say that about, save Limbo, but Skyward Sword is truly deserving. Every frame of gameplay looks like a moving water color painting, Skyward Sword being undeniably the best looking Wii game save the Galaxies, not to mention a magnificent, sweeping, fully orchestrated soundtrack that rivals that of Wind Waker and even the Mother series. On the topic of gameplay, the worlds are more open than other Zelda games, though the dungeons are the same standard Zelda formula, though the added motion swordplay add a whole new demension to both boss fights and general dungeon crawling. While the motion controls are very touchy and mess up just enough to occasionally get on your nerves, I wouldn’t have chose this for my pick if the sheer beauty of the game didn’t outweigh these slight annoyances. If you have a little patience, Skyward Sword is truly one of the most beautiful games of not just 2011, but of all time.

Other Picks:
Uncharted 3
L.A. Noire
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Best Platformer

Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins is pure platforming bliss, but was sadly overlooked in the wave of big name releases in November, coming out within a week of Skyrim, Call of Duty, and Assassin’s Creed. While Origins was on of the most overlooked titles of 2011, it was also one of the best. The platforming is smooth, fast paced, and the perfect level of difficulty, not to mention featuring the hilariously fun 4 Player competitive/Co-op made popular by New Super Mario Bros Wii. Every world has a wonderful, distinct art style that makes every second of playing filled with sweet sweet eye candy, not to mention one of the most fun and quirky soundtracks I have heard in recent years. Rayman Origins is one of the prettiest, most fun platformers I have ever played, possibly as good as Super Mario World, and is the breath of fresh air that the 2-D platformer genre needed. Developers need to stop making constant modern shooters and take a hint from UbiSoft; gamers need variety.

Other Picks:
Super Mario 3D Land
Sonic Generations
LittleBigPlanet 2

Best RPG

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

I’ve never played any of the previous Deus Ex games, but if they are anything like Human Revolution. I can assume that they’re fantastic. The world of Deus Ex is a wonderfuly realized, and frighteningly plausible, future spread across several locales, from a poverty struck Detroit, to a research facility in the Arctic Ocean, to, my personal favorite hub world, a multitiered Chinese metropolis. The actual gameplay generally has you going through various research facilities and labs, but perhaps the strongest part of Human Revolution is the many ways to tackle each mission. One can take the stealthy route, silently killing enemies, run in guns blazing, or perhaps bypass killing entirely by using non-lethal takedowns or hacking. Deus Ex is obviously not your typical turnbased jRPG, as it in general wRPG fashion is foremost an action game with strong RPG elements such as leveling, upgrading, multiple paths, and moral decisions sprinkled throughout, which I personally prefer to standard RPGs. To call Deus Ex perfect would be an overstatement as it, like any game, has it’s flaws, though they are fairly easy to overlook. The only major annoyances that actually hinder gameplay are the stiff cover and occasionally stiff gunplay, along with trite boss fights, though the otherwise fantastic gameplay, stellar soundtrack, and plathora of gameplay choices make it one hell of a great game.

Other Picks:
Pokemon Black/White
Radiant Historia

Best Port/Remake

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

I shouldn’t have to sing Ocarina of Time’s praises, as most people (except for a couple of DUDES) know how great of a game it is, and it is my favorite game of all time. Ocarina 3D is not just another port though, it is by far the definative version. The visuals are leaps and bounds ahead of the N64 version, looking more on par with a Gamecube game, with completely new textures, leaving the land of Hyrule looking even more magnificent than ever. The gameplay is the same as the 64, though touch screen menus vastly improve areas like the Water Temple by making every item a couple of taps away, while the addition optional gyroscope aiming feels perfect for the game and is smoother and quicker than using analog aiming. All in all, Ocarina 3D is an amazing port of a perfect game that, in a rare turn of events for a port such as this, greatly enhances the experience of it’s source material.

Homestuck Marching Show

This is a powerpoint that I have made for the concept of a Homestuck Marching Band Show! Share this with everyone! I will repost this as many times as I possibly can because this must become a reality!

MrVonAwesometon’s Mystical, Everchanging FAVORITE GAMES OF ALL TIME LIST!

There has been a lack of posts lately, so, as I have nothing better to do, here is some wonderful and enlightening filler! So in no particular order, here are  my top 25 games of all time! P.S. when there are direct sequels, such as Bioshock 1/2  and Portal 1/2, I will only list my favorite.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

2. Fallout 3

3. Paper Mario

4. Half Life 2

5. Portal 2

6.  Skyrim

7. LA Noire

8. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire

9. BioShock

10. Banjo Tooie

11.The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

12. Super Smash Bros. Brawl

13. Super Mario Galaxy 2

14. Halo 3

15. Super Mario World

16. Metal Gear Solid 4

17. Uncharted 2

18. Professor Layton and the Curious Village

19. Mother 3

20. Mass Effect 2

21. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

22. Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

23. Sly 2: Band of Thieves

24. Alan Wake

25. Soul Calibur IV

Yay! Finished! I probably forgot like 12 different games, but too bad, deal with it! Hope you enjoyed this most pointless of all filler posts!

My Favorite Game of 2011

Looks like MrVonAwesometon posted his Game of The Year Pick at So I guess I will do mine.

But my pick I think will be the best underrated game of the year, not just what I think is the best game of the year overall.

Thedude3445’s pick: Radiant Historia!

This is an RPG of an unprecedented scale. The story is filled with intrigue and adventure, the characters have actual personality that is not lifted straight from Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, and the battle system… the battle system is the best of any RPG I have ever played, even moreso than Paper Mario.
I am already a huge time-travel nut, and this game has further catapulted my obsession for it. This game does time travelling right, unlike what I have heard about Final Fantasy XIII-2. There are tons of choices that you have to make to try and find the right timeline and avoid the destruction of the world. You will usually know when a choice will lead to a bad ending, but you will usually choose that one first anyway, out of curiosity.
This would have already been on my Top 5 list for Best Games of 2011 (Skyrim is #1, for obvious reasons), but this game was extremely overlooked. It only sold 183,000 copies despite the high reviews, and it wasn’t even released in Europe! And because of this, any gamer that wants to try it out will have to pay very high prices, as the game has shot up in value. The price of the game on Amazon is $34, only one dollar less than the original price. Other places it is $40 and up! This should not deter anyone from purchasing it, however. Radiant Historia is better than almost every $60 Xbox 360 title that released in 2011.
It’s hard to describe the battle system. It’s on a grid and you try to get combos and crap. It sounds weird, but it is so fun to use. Watch a video of the battle system:

So yeah. Buy this.

Other GOTY Picks:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Battlefield 3
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Overall Game of the Year 2011

Kenny’s Pick: Portal 2


I know what you’re thinking; “How could you choose Portal 2 over Skyrim?!” I’ll tell you several reasons, the first being the writing. Skyrim is in no ways a bad game, quite the opposite, but can you name one memorable line of dialog not spoken by a guard not just in Skyrim, but the whole of the Elder Scrolls franchise? I can’t think of one, but there are countless in both Portal games. From the AI cores, to GlaDOS’ comments on Chell’s weight, to the pure gold that is every line that Cave Johnson speaks, every piece of dialog is witty, memorable, and hilarious. I would rather hear Johnson’s lemon tirade over “arrow to the knee” any day.

Whenever you aren’t laughing at and memorizing every piece of comedic gold spoken by the cast you are solving some of the most clever, interesting puzzles in gaming, rivaled only by the Layton games. Probably the best part of the game’s puzzle solving is the perfect pacing that Valve implements. Right when you finally get a grasp of the basic portaling, lasers are introduced; whenever you think you’ve mastered lasers, faith plates are introduced. This cycle continues until all of the game’s clever mechanics have been introduced, adding up to about 60 chambers of glorious science.

Simply put, Portal 2 is pure, entertaining, puzzling bliss, with a stellar Jonathan Coulton song to boot! While Skyrim will last you 200 hours, Portal 2 is 15 hours of hilarious, well written, perfectly paced single player, and an even larger amount of mind bending Co-op backed by even more free DLC that will leave you in awe and wishing that Valve could count to three.

Runners Up/Other Picks:

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Rapture Part 2!



Also starring the ghost of Alec Guiness.

My favorite video games ever

I made this a while ago so I thought I’d post it and update it a little.

1. Paper Mario 2
2. Brawl
3. Pikmin 2
4. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
5. Fire Emblem (7, also Rekka No Ken)
6. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
7. Banjo Tooie
8. Paper Mario
9. Pokemon (Soul)Silver
10. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
11. Mass Effect 2
12. Pokemon Black
13. Super Mario Galaxy 2
14. Super Mario Galaxy
15. Earthbound
16. Pikmin (New Play Control!)
17. Battlefield Bad Company 2
18. Mass Effect
19. Pokemon Pearl
20. Super Smash Brothers

Also: Pokemon (Fire) Red, Advance Wars: Dual Strike, Street Fighter IV, Radiant Historia Halo 3, Borderlands. Spots can vary 1-2 places up or down at times, depending on my current interest, though Brawl, Paper Mario 2, and Pikmin 2 will always be in the top 3 or 4 😛

Star Wars Book Count #2

Yes, this is directly related to the VG Census. Luckily, it’s a lot easier =P

btw, BBY means Before Battle of Yavin, which was the Death Star Battle in Star Wars Episode IV. ABY is, obviously, after.

Sith Era (5000 BBY-2000 BBY)

Tales of the Jedi Omnibus Volume 1 (5000 BBY-3990 BBY)
KOTOR Volume 1 (3962 BBY)
KOTOR Volume 2 (3962 BBY)

Republic Era (1020 BBY-Episode II)

Cloak of Deception (32 BBY)
Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (32 BBY)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (x2) (32 BBY)
Rogue Planet (31 BBY)
Star Wars Republic: Honor & Duty (Part 1) (22 BBY)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (22 BBY)

Clone Wars Era (22 BBY- 19 BBY)

22 BBY—–
Boba Fett #1- Fight To Survive
Boba Fett #2: Crossfire
Clone Wars Volume 1- Defense of Kamino

Unknown BBY, due to the CGI series The Clone Wars creating timeline issues
Clone Wars Volume 2- Victories and Sacrifices
Clone Wars Volume 3- Last Stand on Jabiim
Clone Wars Volume 4- Shadows & Light
Clone Wars Volume 5- The Best Blades
Clone Wars Volume 6- On the Fields of Battle
Star Wars: General Grievous
——–Star Wars: The Clone Wars takes place here———-

19 BBY———–
Clone Wars Volume 7- When They Were Brothers
Clone Wars Volume 8- Last Siege, Final Truth
Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Clone Wars Volume 9- Endgame
Dark Times Volume 1- The Path To Nowhere

Empire Era (19 BBY-Return of the Jedi at 4 ABY)

Empire Volume 1- Betrayal
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (0 BBY/ABY)
Empire Volume 5: Allies and Adversaries (0 ABY)
Classic Star Wars Volume 4: The Early Adventures (1 ABY)
The Rogue Moon (1 ABY)
Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (2 ABY)
Shadows of the Empire (3 ABY)

New Republic Era (4 ABY-35 ABY)
Truce at Bakura (4 ABY)
Rogue Squadron Omnibus Volume 1 (4 ABY)
Rogue Squadron Omnibus Volume 2 (4 ABY)
Star Wars Book 1 (5 ABY)
Star Wars Book 2 (5 ABY)
* These two are collections for the children’s book series, usually called Glove of Darth Vader.
The Courtship of Princess Leia (8 ABY)
Heir to the Empire (9 ABY)
Dark Force Rising (9 ABY)
the Last Command (9 ABY)
Dark Empire (10 ABY)
Dark Empire II (10 ABY)
Empire’s End (11 ABY)
Crimson Empire (11 ABY)
Crimson Empire II (11 ABY)
Jedi Search (11 ABY)
The Dark Apprentice (11 ABY)
Champions of the Force (11 ABY)
Children of the Jedi (12 ABY)
Darksaber (12 ABY)
Planet of Twilight (12 ABY)
Jedi Academy: Leviathan (12 ABY)
The Crystal Star (14 ABY)
The New Rebellion (16 ABY)
Specter of the Past (19 ABY)
Vision of the Future (19 ABY)
New Jedi Order (25-30 ABY)——–
Vector Prime
Dark Tide Duology
Balance Point
Star By Star
Dark Journey
Destiny’s Way
The Unifying Force

Legacy Era (40 ABY-140 ABY?)

Legacy of the Force (40-42 ABY)—–

Fate of the Jedi (45 ABY-? ABY)—–
Legacy Volume 1- Broken (130/137 ABY)

Multiple Eras:

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters
Star Wars Tales Volume 1
Star Wars Tales Volume 3
Star Wars Tales Volume 6

Refrence Books

Star Wars: The Essential Atlas (BEST BOOK EVER)
Star Wars Episode I Visual Dictionary
Star Wars Episode II Incredible Cross-Sections

There, that’s the list…. for today. I’ll probably have 5 or 10 more by the end of June at this rate!

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