The third day is upon us.
My favorite game of 2010 and my favorite games of 2011 await you below. I don’t think you’ll find anything controversial on this year’s list. There are notable omissions for some circles, but I’m not too worried about them. It’s my list!
I no longer buy Ubisoft games on day one and I’ve become weary of purchasing EA games as well. But now I may have another company to add to the list: Valve.
Valve burned me with Portal 2 — they actually burned me twice because I bought a copy for my brother. Watching the price drop below $50 within the first week was ok, but watching it plummet all the way down to less than $11 because of a Steam sale is disheartening.
Just last week I could have purchased, enjoyed Portal 2 and still have enough time to consider it for game of the year.
Consider it a lesson learned.
Valve have progressed quite a bit since its days with the original Portal. The first was a unique puzzle game with a surprising twist and filled with charm. But after watching my brother go through the entirety of it made me realize the superiority of the sequel in nearly every way.