Greg Tito's Five Favorites of 2010

Greg Tito's Five Favorites of 2010

Greg's five favorite games of 2010. I bet you can't catch 'em all!

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I perhaps need to play through Red Dead again, because the first time I played it I really did not get the enjoyment out of it that everyone else apparently has. Missions felt painfully linear, the story didn't do anything until the very end, combat was merely a case of auto-aim, the mini-games didn't feel fun or necessary thanks to a non-existent economy and lack of use for currency.

It did have great characters, music and scenery though. Pah...maybe I just need to give it another play through.

Great respect for including Mount and Blade: Warband.

I wish the enemy AI made things a little more challenging but I still love the game to death.

Um yeah, none of these games would make it to my fav 5. Just because not many good games came out this year, doesn't mean that I've to include some mediocre ones to my list. To each his own, I guess.

Giest4life:
Um yeah, none of these games would make it to my fav 5. Just because not many good games came out this year, doesn't mean that I've to include some mediocre ones to my list. To each his own, I guess.

What bizarre standards do you have that Civ V, Mount and Blade, RDR and StarCraft 2 are mediocre?

Greg Tito:
Greg Tito's Five Favorites of 2010

Greg's five favorite games of 2010. I bet you can't catch 'em all!

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I may have to give Mount and Blade a go. As an absolute DIE HARD aSoIaF fan (see my user group for the upcoming HBO Series: Winter is Coming!) I would love to feel like Barristan the Bold Riding down bandits and enemies in defence of my King!

although you show me a game where I feel more like Khal Drogo and I will give you my firstborn!

crotalidian:

although you show me a game where I feel more like Khal Drogo and I will give you my firstborn!

Still Mount and Blade: Warband, one of the factions is exclusively cavalry, and there is nothing stopping you from never settling down in territory and simply maintaining a purely independent force of all cavalry - looting towns, making trade runs, attacking bandits/deserters, etc. The game is really that open ended.

If you pick up the game, the cavalry heavy force is the Khergit, but they have a more Turks and the Mongols feel. The Sarranid are probably a little closer in feel to what you are looking for as they represent the Arabic medieval civilization. They still get some really nice cavalry units, but also focus on light infantry as well.

Ice and Fire, not Fire and Ice.

Hadn't heard of Warband though, will def give it a go based solely on this video.

JerrytheBullfrog:

Giest4life:
Um yeah, none of these games would make it to my fav 5. Just because not many good games came out this year, doesn't mean that I've to include some mediocre ones to my list. To each his own, I guess.

What bizarre standards do you have that Civ V, Mount and Blade, RDR and StarCraft 2 are mediocre?

It's a genre thing, I think; a game has to be "phenomenal" for me to get interested in it.

Slycne:

crotalidian:

although you show me a game where I feel more like Khal Drogo and I will give you my firstborn!

Still Mount and Blade: Warband, one of the factions is exclusively cavalry, and there is nothing stopping you from never settling down in territory and simply maintaining a purely independent force of all cavalry - looting towns, making trade runs, attacking bandits/deserters, etc. The game is really that open ended.

If you pick up the game, the cavalry heavy force is the Khergit, but they have a more Turks and the Mongols feel. The Sarranid are probably a little closer in feel to what you are looking for as they represent the Arabic medieval civilization. They still get some really nice cavalry units, but also focus on light infantry as well.

Yes but would you feel like a Khal, with fierce bloodriders, curved blades and whips and eastern style armour. That is what I am looking for (and being able to sleep with Daenerys wouldn't be bad either)

Hm..will have to check out this Warband thing, thx

crotalidian:
Yes but would you feel like a Khal, with fierce bloodriders, curved blades and whips and eastern style armour. That is what I am looking for (and being able to sleep with Daenerys wouldn't be bad either)

Pretty much actually...

Fierce bloodriders - well you are not going to be tying bells into your hair, but combat is sufficiently fierce. Let's just say my pristine white mount is usually more pink or red on one side by the end of the fight.

Curved blades - yes, the arakhs that the Dothraki use is likely very similar to the various curved sabres and such in the game.

Whips - sadly, this is the one point that will fall short.

Eastern style armor - certainly, the Dothraki are loosely based on the society and tactics Mongols and Arabic nations, both of their armor styles are represented in the game.

(and being able to sleep with Daenerys wouldn't be bad either) - you can court women in the game. I haven't seen anyone with silver hair and the 'mother' of dragons though.

Most of the games you listed I haven't even heard before (cept #5 and #1) which was nice to see for once. Great review and you got a nice announcing voice it brought my attention well with your point! (Just praising, he could be a commercial announcer for new games if not working on The Escapist)

Very silly how the subject types always give away the games. Red Dead, was by far the best game of 2010, can't agree with that more! And its the only game that doesn't have a number on the end!

Wow Greg...our taste in games are polar opposites. Not one of those sounded appealing to me.

Ah well, what you gonna do.

Wow....I'm sorry but no...just no to almost all of these. Civ 5 was just terrible. I hadn't heard of Warband and I will probably give it a look but it looks pretty boring at first glance not gonna lie. I can go with SCII because that was a hell of a lot of fun and I put more time then I should have into that game. NBA2k11 looks ok but not a sports fan as much. For you these games might be where it is at but I'm sorry 1/5 doesn't float in my book.

Mount and Blade: Warband hell 2 the yesssss i love that game only just finally won it as my own kingdom... it took way to long

WTB Red Dead for the PC :(
Come on Rock*

JerrytheBullfrog:

Giest4life:
Um yeah, none of these games would make it to my fav 5. Just because not many good games came out this year, doesn't mean that I've to include some mediocre ones to my list. To each his own, I guess.

What bizarre standards do you have that Civ V, Mount and Blade, RDR and StarCraft 2 are mediocre?

Personally I found Warband to be extremely boring and to this day cant understand why people like it so much, but I think the rest are excellent.

Kuro Kaze:
Wow....I'm sorry but no...just no to almost all of these. Civ 5 was just terrible. I hadn't heard of Warband and I will probably give it a look but it looks pretty boring at first glance not gonna lie. I can go with SCII because that was a hell of a lot of fun and I put more time then I should have into that game. NBA2k11 looks ok but not a sports fan as much. For you these games might be where it is at but I'm sorry 1/5 doesn't float in my book.

I said it before on another list, but seriously, these are FAVORITES, not years best games.

Mount and Blade is a Truly awesome game but one of it's major strengths was ignored in the review. Mount & Blade has been available for Modding almost from Day -1. These Mods add in many different extras but Prophecies of Pendor allows the Player to declare themselves King.. And is also available for Warbands.

Civ V is now a very different game from what Mr. Tito played back when it was first released. It's plainly obvious that he made this video based on experience prior to December 16th when the game had a major overhaul, and has been fine tuned a couple of times since then. First of all that Diplomacy overhaul arrived, and it is a darned sweet one. Second the AI is much more effective with combat, building and expansion. Even across a large sea, once it acquires the necessary tech! There's tons more to it, but those were the main delights I noticed after December 16th, which shall remain in my memory as a day worth savoring. It was the day when the game reached maturity and shook off the vast majority of it's earlier laundry list of issues and shortcomings.

O' and you can't destroy cities with a couple of archer units and a single melee unit anymore. No, Sir! The siege units actually have a purpose in the game now!

This guy has good taste in games

mount&blade all the way. Hope one day it has a mulitplayer campain :D

Warband looks like it was made in 2004 ...

Yeah cause graphics are everything. o.O
There are several graphical enchancements for the game, can really look spectacualar once you've added Polished Landscapes for example. Also, one of the major things in Warband is the multiplayer and mods.

 

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