The World Ends With You
It's a long, intricate JRPG with an aesthetic I couldn't find more repellent if you wrapped it in Steak-Umms and left it on asphalt for the entirety of July. On the surface, I should have no room in my heart for The World Ends With You
, but that's exactly what it found. Maybe it's the incredible localization or the combat system that only gets more enjoyable as the game goes on, I don't know. But it's an incredible experience, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Risk: Black Ops
I'm not entirely sure I'm allowed to include board games on this list. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm not. But what's done is done, and there's no use crying over spilled incredibly awesome reinventions of beloved board game classics.
After reaching level 20 in this online RPG, I traveled to the main hub world and bought myself a lovely horse. As I took a victory lap around town, I realized that there was literally nothing else I wanted to do after I bought that amber stallion. I had won! An MMO that you can solve
Evidence: The Last Ritual
"A FMV adventure game from 2006," I hear you saying "isn't that a little --" A little what? A little brilliant
? Yes, I'm inclined to agree. 2008 was the year my wife and I finally beat this incredible gem, so this is the year I'm showing it love. Track it down
and thank me later.
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Yeah, it was a lot like some of the other portable Castlevania
entries. But that also means it was a lot better than a lot of the other games you played this year.Honorable Mention
; The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
; Prince of Persia
; Music Catch
; i made this. you play this. we are enemies
Or I Forgot to Include Dolphin Olympics 2
Oh god, that was a close one. I was heartbreakingly close to forgetting to mention that everyone on Planet Earth should drop everything and play Dolphin Olympics 2
. It's a disappointment, because I'm not about to go back up there an insert this in my real list. All the copying and pasting! No, thanks.