Herlock- A look back at 2009

Back in 2009 I made my List of the best games of the year now that I have played more games 2009 I would like to revise the list a little and look back on my decisions:

10.Demon’s Souls- a kick ass throw back to old Western style RPG’s (Of course I’m gonna dig it)

When I wrote this I was actually enjoying the game and had not beaten it yet the more played the more complicated everything became with World Tendencies and all that bullshit, but in the end, it still isn’t too bad, I might keep it here.

9.Punch-Out!!- Combines the best parts of Punch-Out and Super Punch-Out and basically makes this the Best in the series

I was wondering why I had this on the countdown and then I realize it was the only good Wii game of 2009.

8.Uncharted 2: Among Thieves- Awesome action game, kinda like Die Hard but all around the world and just because this is number 8 in my spot
doesn’t mean it’s bad it’s in my countdown for god sakes.

I would like this game a lot more if Drake was dead and you get to play as Sully throughout the entire game. I hate Nathan Drake  and his charmy wit which a lot of action heroes do nowadays. I do like Nolan North as an actor and as the voice on Nathan but, Nathan as a character is just so douche-y to listen too and the fact he gets by by doing so little. With that said I might move Uncharted 2 up.

7.Batman: Arkham Asylum- Finally, a game where I feel Like I really am Batman using all his gadgets. This is also one of the
first times you get to visit Arkham Island running around visiting cells of all of Batmans Villians and solving all the
Riddler Challenges. You should definitely play this game.

I definitely want to push this game up the list, a game that gets playing as Batman right for the first time ever and the sequel is looking like it might take GOTY for 2011

6.inFamous- This actually ranks pretty high because I’m a fan of comics and I love wielding super-powers, you can run around a giant city and save
people or you can be a huge Jerk and zap anyone that you don’t like.

I might have been too generous with this game at the time, I am really looking forward

5.The Beatles: Rock Band- Taking one of the Greatest bands ever and making a career retrospect in Rock Band form is a winning
combination and that’s all have to say, if you like Beatles and you like Rock Band this should be a no-brainer

I still like this game and I will still continue to play it so nah…….

4. Assassin’s Creed II- Oh my god, this game is so good and so much better than the first one it’s unbelieveable.
With so much more to do and Explore, not only does ACII make up for the first one it also is one of the best games out
there right now and I highly recommend picking it up if you like good games PERIOD!

The game that single-handily saved the AC franchise and made my really get in to it even though I never beat the first AC (because it’s SHIT, mate!)

3.Street Fighter IV- It’s about time! SFIV is seriously the best fighting game out right now with returning characters
as well as some newcomers that really make this game a treat. Capcom has gone back to the basics which means no parry for you
3rd Strike fans but, don’t worry in it’s place is the new Focus attack system which when you get into it is versatile
and you can spend hours just trying to put together combos.

Street Fighter is this high because it once again saves fighters and the arcade scene in fell swoop. You don’t have to like Street Fighter but, you damn well better respect it.

2.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2- Basically a Hollywood Film in game form along with spectacular visuals and an awesome
campaign mode with many twists and turns along with Spec-ops and the online multi-player modes that will net you a few extra hours
of gameplay(if you think the campaign is short)

MW2 is here because I really love MW2’s story but, might be pushed back because the multi-player is complete shit.

1.Borderlands- RPG Shooter game with crazy ass weapons and a dark sense of humor is my kinda game and with over a Million
(possibly Billion) different weapon combination, perks that range from amazing to awesome, class mods and a gigantic
landscape to ride around and do it all in. I had more fun in this then I had in any game I played this year with the co-op
and the new game plus I clocked in over 70 hours in this game and for that it’s gets my top spot.


Honorable mentions:

Shadow Complex- A game that borrows a lot from the old Metroidvania games but, is still a fresh title.

Tekken 6- it isn’t my most favorite fighter but, this game desrves mad props for keeping fightings fresh in the minds of
eager fans Thanks Tekken

Finally got to play this and I love it.

Dissidia: Final Fantasy- FF fans wet dream and also a solid title.

No really I still like it

MadWorld- Finally a Violent ass game for the Wii and a fun one I might add….

The Conduit- having some of the best controls is what saves it from being on the Disappointing moments, this is how
all wii shooters should control from now on.

Halo: ODST- I think this game was Probably the best in the Series besides Halo 1 and the story was told very well

I still Halo: ODST but, looking back, it didn’t need to be 60 dollars.

Disappointing moments:

Resident Evil 5- I’m a huge RE fan I even loved RE4 but, the problem with this game is the lasting appeal, I like co-op but,
I hate AI partners If I wanna play this again I have to find someone or play with the A.I. I know this will make me sound
like a snob but, I wish RE never went mainstream (sorry)

King of Fighters XII- Come on SNK, why did you gimp everyone  I’m sorry I tried, but I just can’t like this game

Still sucks

Blazblue-Hopefully the next version fixes the balancing issues and but, in the end it’s really not my kind of fighter.

I’ve grown to like this little guy

2009 Games that I finally got to play and like:

X-Men: Origins Wolverine

Awesome Wolverine game, very gory

Dragon Age: Origins

Fun Western style RPG

House of the dead: Overkill (Awesome Wii game)

Funny Wii game might make it to the list, maybe

Games that I have not finished from 2009:

The Saboteur

and more to come………

I’ll be back next time to make the newly revised list so if you are interested stay tuned


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