Three Huge Games In 2012

Hey guys what’s going on?! Happy new year! I’m really happy to be a gamer at this moment in time and I’m really happy to be able to give you guys my thoughts during this time! So I’m going to be blogging about my top 3 games —that i know of— of 2012. So here we go!

Mass Effect 3: ME3 is going to be a great game. I’ve been playing ME games for years and I’m really glad that it’s coming to an end. It’s coming to an end and I have no idea how it is going to be doing so. And that’s a part of the cool thing about it. I haven’t read a whole lot into the lore about ME3 although I’ve played both ME games that have already come out and I have downloaded every single DLC that has been made for them. So I do know a lot about what could be happening and what couldn’t because I have a little insight, but I have only the insight that the devs wanted me to have via the games.

The reason this is going to be such a good game is that the combat has been made to be even more bomb-tastic and for people who loved to get up-close-and-personal like myself, I now have cooler ways of finished off enemies instead of just pumping more bullets into them. Also from what I’ve gathered so far, you get a lot more options with your character like ME1 and the RPG element has really come back because they took some of the true RPG elements out of ME2.

This game has been years and years in the making and the story rules and if you haven’t played ME, i totally recommend that you do so.

Heart Of The Swarm: Now i know that this isn’t really a game as it is an expansion, but I still consider this a game. the amount of content that blizzard expansions contain is sometimes more than triple a titles have in their entire game! starcraft 2 is an amazing game and was my game of 2010. that game had everything from a great campaign to a great multiplayer. some people would ask me well…isn’t that everything? how can you have a great single player and a great multiplayer and have more?! well let me tell you!

This game has also given you an editor, and been made into some of the most creative and awesome custom maps you have ever played. the game also has a replay saver which allows you to commentate over your content or someone else’s and allows you to save every single one so you can see what the other guy did and allow for better improving of your game. the community is also amazing, as it’s the most watched game on twitch and i also enjoy it very much when it is streamed on mlg.

blizzard makes some of the best games and that’s why it’s going to also be a part of my 3rd game that i’m most excited for in 2012!

Diablo 3: anyone who is anyone has played diablo or diablo 2. it’s just the way it is. i’ve logged in over 1000 hours playing diablo and diablo 2. diablo 2 was my game of choice for many many many a year. i know everything there is to know about diablo and my girlfriend even got me the book of cain for christmas! great read if you haven’t read it and are a diablo fan!

Diablo and blizzard games are known for having a great community as well, and you check out their community on the diablo 3 fan site which is updated daily on cool stuff that comes out with the media via blizzard. you can also check out some great fan art.

diablo has awesome characters, awesome villans, awesome gameplay, and is so addicting – you’ll find yourself playing til the sun comes out and not even realize it! diablo 3 is going to be more of the same awesome sauce stuff that we except out of every blizzard game and they keep delivering on their games.

Well that does it for my top 3 games of 2012! what are yours and why are is it so hard to choose a top 3?!

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Why Kongregate Rules

For those of you who don’t know what Kongregate is, it’s a website “www.kongregate.com”

“Kong” is awesome because it’s full of games. They are awesome. well, most of them are anyway. from “bloons tower defense” or “protector V”, there are a ton of options for anyone who wants to game a little bit or a lotta bit.

lets talk about some of the great games! and i’m not going to name specific games, but if you want to leave a comment about a certain type of game and we can talk about it, or go check out the website and see how awesome it is! and when i talk about a genre just know that i’m well aware that i know that there are terrible games that are rated very low. i’m talking about the highly rated games and the most popular. ok? cool. glad we got that squared away 🙂

Tower Defense: in a tower defense game, you build towers that shoot enemies that go along paths, or paths that you make via your towers. towers can include towers, people, robots, monkeys, or basically anything you want to make them! it’s based on the game. towers are the general name given to them. these games are awesome because they give you the opportunity to make some sort of strategy and use it depending on what the map is. you can make the paths have teleports or even make the enemies have to carry something back so they go through the paths twice. you can add insane difficulty depending on what kind of game you want to make this. it’s one of my favorite types of games to play because in most games you can upgrade your towers or choose to build new ones. tons of strategy involved.

Action: action games are like platform games or games where you control a character and go out exploring. these games on kong are awesome because most of the time they are small, 5 hour pieces of heaven – like mini Zelda games. and that’s where the beauty of kong really shines. you’re able to get into a game that may not take days to complete, only a dedicated sit down session. it’s really fun to learn little bits of lore about a small game that the dev might have wanted you to know or learn mini combos or something like that. with even mediocre writing, most of these games can be really good.

Point-And-Click: a lot of people may not enjoy these games, and I can see why. some “PAC” games can get way too difficult way too fast or for no good reason. i’m going to tell you how to make a good PAC game the way i would want to play it. first, you can’t make the items that you have to click on to gather into your inventory too small and you can’t make them too hard to click on: such as a small pebble on the bottom of the screen that looks like all the other pebbles and your mouse pointer has to be JUST right to be able to pick it up. also, with no hints that you even need that pebble also sucks because you’ll be 4 screens away and realize that you needed that pebble and you may forget that it was even there in the first place. second, dragging items around sucks. it can’t be that hard (i don’t know for sure) to code into your game that if you click on something it goes right into your inventory or if you click on something from your inventory it’s ready to use. third, you can’t make it too long. most people who play PAC games don’t want to play your game for more than 20 minutes, and if it’s longer than 20 minutes the items in your inventory can get overloaded and items can sometimes stay in your inventory far too long.

Puzzles: puzzle games on kong will blow your mind. there are numbers, color, shapes and all other kinds of puzzle games to choose from. some of the puzzle games are so elaborate that the average person can’t even complete them. I’ve gotten frustrated beyond belief plenty of times and have straight up quit playing because these games are so hard. but that’s a good thing. sometimes a flash game isn’t meant to be completed. or it’s meant to challenge us to the point of where you HAVE to keep up with the difficulty to keep learning and challenging yourself. I’m not mad at these games, i’m actually floored by these games and by these devs who come up with these puzzles who can get the best of me.

WOOOO long post, and 3 more to go!

Shooters: shooting games run the table. any game that you put a gun or a bow and arrow in a someone’s or something’s hand is a shooter. so you can imagine the amount of shooting games available. even if you aren’t a fan of shooters, there is a shooting game on kong that you will enjoy. there are insane first person shooters with intricate controls and there are fun, cute and little shooters that require far less skill. there are even games on kong that play just like Gallaga. how cool is that?! you really will find a shooting game that you will enjoy, even if it takes you a few tries to find the exact thing you’re looking for.

Music: music games are hit or miss for me. but you can’t go wrong with a really good game focused on music. whether it’s catching falling music notes or creating your own tune, there is something you can find with the type of music you love.

Multiplayer: multiplayer games are on kong! you have a sign in and you play via your sign in name on kong. these games can be fun strategy games such as games based on risk, battleship or even world of warcraft! you can play MMO type games on kong and it will track your progress. it’s really fun to talk smack to people on kong and play, or jump on with your friends and go kill stuff in another world. there are no shortages of great games on kongregate.

So there it is guys, my take on why kongregate is so cool. I totally recommend it for anyone looking to kill some time or even really good gamers looking for a challenge. and keep on going devs, i look forward to your awesome games and keep making them, because there are millions of gamers out there who enjoy your games….And I am clearly one of them!