2011 is soon coming to an end, and that means it’s time to give honor to the games that made 2011 a great year for gamers. I present to you, KittyGotWet Gaming Awards 2011.
Game of the Year: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
Drake’s Deception was my most anticipated game, and that means I came in with my expectations very high. Naughty Dog has never disappointed me before, and they didn’t do it this time either. Drake’s Deception delivers a complete package. It has a great story, and as invested in the characters as I am, it felt like an emotional roller coaster. The graphics are the best you get on consoles and the game play is top-notch. It also improved the online multiplayer, and no other game comes even close, in my opinion.
Runners-up: Resistance 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Best Multiplatform Game: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (PS3)
In most years, Revelations would have easily taken the GOTY award, but then there was Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3, my two favorite franchises released in the same year. Tough luck, but it only gives testament to what a great year this has been for gaming. Revelations didn’t have to many new additions. I liked the Den Defense mini-game, but it wasn’t something I would have missed. I liked how the Assassin’s mini-game was improved. What made this such a great game for me was the story and the great conclusion of the Ezio and Altair story lines. The multiplayer was not that good, but at least it was nice to try something different than the shooters out there.
Best Handheld Game: Jetpack Joyride (iOS)
Jetpack Joyride is a sidescrolling game where you guide Barry through dangers to get as far as possible. You grab coins, and sometimes get vehicles that are very different that you keep until you crash, serving as a change of pace and an extra life. To make it interesting you get a set of missions you have to do to get more money for upgrades and helpful items. There’s a level-up system and to get you to come back, each time you reach the max level you can prestige. You get a new badge every time. It’s really addicting and I’ve spent more than a day’s worth of time, playing this before I go to sleep.
Most Anticipated Game of 2012: Ruin [Working Title] (PS Vita/PS3)
Ruin is a dungeon crawler (think Diablo) that will use the cross-play feature between PS3 and Vita. You can chose between 3 classes and level up and collect loot. Each player will have their own lair that you can have monsters that defends it. When other players attack it, you can try to defend it. If you have a 3G enabled Vita you can be notified when someone attacks your lair. This is your queue to boot up the game and defend it. I literally can’t wait to get my hands on it.