Thursday, December 31, 2009

My picks of the year?

Really meant to do this earlier, but I'd been kept indisposed. Sometimes you just can't get away from the friend that doesn't know how keep his mouth closed long enough for you to tell him to do so...


Here are my picks of the year. They might be in line with other people's, they might not. And not everything will be from this past year. Mostly, but not entirely. If anyone reading this likes my picks, great. If not, remember this is my opinion, not yours. And if you try to pull that "Well your opinion is wrong." shit, well then you can go fuck yourself. And one last note, this is based on what I've seen and played, and I haven't seen or played everything.

Favorite Games (no particular order)
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Deadspace: Extraction
Super Mario Brothers Wii
Muramasa: Demon Blade

Favorite Movies (no particular order)
Star Trek
District 9
Inglorious Basterds
Monsters Vs. Aliens

Favorite Books (no particular order)
Infoquake - David Louis Edelman
The Quiet War - Paul McAuley
Consider Phlebas - Iain M. Banks
Grass for His Pillow - Lian Hearn

Other Favorite Stuff (no particular order)
Warehouse 13
Venture Brothers season 4
Doctor Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog
Radical Comics

Worst Games (not necessarily bad, just disappointing) (no particular order)
Cross Edge (went over this one before)
Overlord II (average)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (single-player gameplay is okay, but the writing was the biggest sack of shit outside of Transformers 2)
Star Ocean (combat good, but the characters look like dolls, the VA work and writing are pretty crap)

Worst Movies (no particular order)
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (only good thing about it is the Robot Chicken skit "Michael Bay presents 'EXPLOSIONS!!!'")

Worst Books (not necessarily bad, just disappointing) (no particular order)
Crossover - Joel Shepard (couldn't get into it)
Godspeaker trilogy - Karen Miller (found almost all of the characters unlikable on some level or another, and depictions of fanatical religious devotion is a loaded subject these days too)
The Difference Engine - Bruce Sterling and William Gibson (what was the point of the story?)

Looking Forward to Next Year (no particular order)
Geosynchron (book) - David Louis Edelmann
Gardens of the Sun (book) - Paul McAuley
Mass Effect 2 (game)
Final Fantasy XVI (game)
Iron Man 2 (movie)
Shutter Island (movie)

Those lists are a whole bunch of crap, aren't they? Whatever. That's what I've got for now. :P

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