Thank you, 2011. Thank you for reminding me that the industry still has enough quality and enough diversity to keep me entertained. It has been a number of years since I looked back on the year and felt satisfied. Of course, if you take to heart what everyone else is writing about in regards to their memories of 2011, you’d think this was just the year of Skyrim. And though that game cast a long shadow on most other games, leaving them hard to notice, there were other great games that we should remember.
In case you didn’t get that last paragraph, this is an article that’s reflecting on 2011. And, true to our fashion, it’s coming out late by the standards of release set by other “Year in Review” articles. I want to take a look at a few games that have stuck with me and helped define my gaming year. However, I won’t be talking about the games that I’ve already talked at great length about in the Level 7 Podcast, those being Batman: Arkham City, and Skyrim.