John Funk's Five Favorites 2010

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I'm kinda surprised that I guessed almost all games on both Mr. Funk and Mr. Pitts' lists. Then again, most of the staff does have rather specific tastes.

and this is the reason why you should release wow expansions in January, not in December, they block up the top x despite the fact that most people didn't play them a lot till the end of the next year people start complaining they can't pick the wow expansion.
despite that, nice list. I even played reach also i usually don't play shooters on consoles(the controls are just not for me)

Really great list, John. Covered everything really. And finally someone giving Mario and Pokemon some credit!

..Mmmhh.. I sure liked Halo Reach, it was new and very creative of course Haha. I simply admired the Pokemon game, I mean honestly it was something worth seeing. I remember in my early years on a Christmas morning I recieved my first pokemon game... and played it. My brothers got the first ever green (or blue, I forgot) and red pokemon Gameboy games. I had the yellow one with pikachu...and I was addicted.

Now looking at that, they came a long way, it's so advanced that even riding that spider-like machine was smooth and seemed like a regular video game display. I'm sure impressed...sadly I don't have the device to play it as or else i'd ask for it this Christmas! I always just used one pokemon in battle while everything else was only used to surf, fly, dig, ect. even to "support" for double battles, but I only relied on one. It always owned too!

Hey, he has the same favorite starter as I do! (Empoleon)

Also, Halo: Reach's ending was probobly the best ending ever.

John Funk:

SoulChaserJ:
Where's Yahtzee's favorites???

Though a hilarious writer, excellent critic and awesomely talented part of The Escapist's umbrella, Yahtzee is not part of our editorial staff.

Also, he does a yearly "award show" that lists his favorites... if you could call them that.

This kind of sounds like 'The Top 5 Most Hyped Games of 2010'. Might just be me, but I'm always more interested in what people enjoyed a couple years later, after the fuss and spectacle of things have died down.

Valagetti:
Wow all francises eh? Can't get more depressing than that!

There's nothing wrong with franchises. Wait, is it a franchise if you just do the same game a bunch of times?

Grey_Focks:
Eh, pretty much what I expected from you, though I think only Halo would make it to my top 5 out of you list, though I will say you list comes a little closer to mine than Russ's.

I was actually really letdown by Starcraft 2. I mean, the multiplayer pretty much went exactly the way I thought it would, I'd have about a week of actual fun games before everyone started learning how to actually play, than it would just become annoying. The campaign was okay, too. not what I expected, but fine. Really it's all the little things that made it a bit of a letdown for me...and to illustrate my point, a picture!

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Honestly though, the whole reason it was so disappointing to me was because I couldn't play with all of my Steam friends, who all unfortunately live in the UK. Honestly, without the ability to play with friends, this game just got old, fast. If this problem occurs in Diablo 3, well I'll still get it, but I will be even more pissed!

All you do is add them on your friends list and create a party? SC2 supports cross region, it's just a little harder to work around.

Reyalsfeihc:

All you do is add them on your friends list and create a party? SC2 supports cross region, it's just a little harder to work around.

Really? I tried that when the game first launched (as did they) and we couldn't add each other to our friends' lists. They patched it in? And sad to say, it doesn't matter too much, now, as most of us have moved on from it already.

Grey_Focks:

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That pic is completely out dated.
Chat room is going to be added next patch, which is already live on the test servers. Blizzard is working on Multiplayer replay. and I don't even know why you would put Tournament support on Starcraft: Broodwar.

It bacisly LAN and Cross regien.

By the way, those pic is as childlish as Sony and MS in the Motion controls war.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escapist-news-network/1893-Kinect-the-Dots
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Reyalsfeihc:

All you do is add them on your friends list and create a party? SC2 supports cross region, it's just a little harder to work around.

Yes, If you tell the custom support they usually let you swtich server. Blizzard is talking about how to really support cross regien now.

Because the old game is P2P and the new game is Server based. If there is lag it is blamed on Blizzard.

Currently people that buy the Sea version of the game get to play on both Asia and NA (language issues), but they have a really bad connection to NA even they have a good connection because the server is based on NA.

Personally I don't think there is anyway to solve the problem unless Blizzard come up with a completely new networking algorthim, which is near impossible due to they are game developer not a computer science research center. Maybe their system programers come up with something new?

Exort:

That pic is completely out dated.
Chat room is going to be added next patch, which is already live on the test servers. Blizzard is working on Multiplayer replay. and I don't even know why you would put Tournament support on Starcraft: Broodwar.

It bacisly LAN and Cross regien.

ah, well as I said to the first person to quote me, I really haven't played it in a while, but for the first few weeks after it came out, all those problems were still very true, and as such the game just died for me. Adding them in this late really isn't going to make a difference, to me atleast. They should have shipped with cross legion or LAN, or at least patched them in within the first week. This long after launch, and it's just too little too late.

StarCraft2? Really?
I mean, Multiplayer is awesome but the single player campaign is a perfect example of how bad writing can kill a game.
"You will pay for this trachery!!1!" said Kerrigan after a frontal, three mission assault that she knew of in advanced.
"No! This vision! STOP!" said Zeratul in a memory crystal to Jesus/Tassadar who showed him the death vision of the Overmind so he can show it to Raynor... wha?
And lets not forget the fail-fest that was the opening movie. Having Mangsk tell Tychus "You have your orders Mr. Finley..." pretty much killed any suspense the campaign might have had.
Should I go on and note the fact 20% of the script was references to other games/movies and about 18 of the 29 missions were filler missions?

Blizzard, you failed on this game so throughly that it is hard to believe you are the company that became known for "we'll release it when its done."

p.s.
You wanna talk about the "leaked ending" where Kerrigan shouts "This isn't vengeance... THIS IS SPARTA!" and the Zerg are free to apply for collage and join society? Cos you know, the fail-fest that isn't even close to over =^^=

I love Blizzard, and recently I got back into WoW because of a friend >.< Wow is.....okay. I do love me some Starcraft 2 though.

Gryromancer snubbed AGAIN??!?!?

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chopperman:
seriously? you took offense at this? that was my mildest word I could have used many others. I'm sorry you don't agree that WoW shouldn't be in 2010 games because it wasn't made in 2010 but this is just sad.

It wasn't Mr. Funk who dropped the hammer on you. If you can't be civil in general, then your time here will be limited.

chessmasterhex:
Gryromancer snubbed AGAIN??!?!?

Gyromancer was horrible.

chopperman:
why is it no matter what year it is one of you have to put WoW in your top picks. IT WASN'T MADE IN 2010 RETARD. its like 5 years old stop putting games that didn't come out this year in your top picks for this year. Last year one of you put it in just because it had a patch! wtf people. Can you please at least play by your own rules and stick to picking games that where really made in 2010? a add on isn't a new game its shockingly just a expansion.

sadly I know this won't stop you from putting this same game in next years top picks you freaking wow addict

Cataclysm came out this month. It counts. Also, as Paulgruberman said, play nice and be civil or don't come here.

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Hey look, it's best-selling franchise-games of 2010.

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