One of the newest features of GamerSushi would be the Power Rankings page, wherein we pit the games of 2012 against each other every few weeks or so, in order to see who is leading the chase for that coveted top 10 spot. We’re pretty excited about updating this regularly, and we think it’ll be fun for you guys to get involved. Heck, your comments might even sway our rankings for the next go around.
Anyway, we’ve just given the page its first update, and there is already some moving and shaking going on.
Over the course of the year, titles will of course dance, hop and plummet, but it’s hard to imagine very many games doing a 6 game leap like Trials Evolution did between updates. For the uninitiated, Trials Evolution is worth every dollar or Microsoft Point that it’s listed for, and we can say this without hesitation. We’re still desperately trying to challenge one another’s ghosts, and I imagine this will continue throughout the year. And until then, it’s going to be hard to top Trials’ spot as King of the Hill.
Other notable changes: As fantastic as Journey’s experience is, it just couldn’t maintain its number 1 spot with such little replay value. Yes, it’s worth playing again, but it’s not the same as jumping into Mass Effect 3 night after night and trying to get enough money for that Premium Spectre Pack.
So take a gander and tell us what you think of our current rankings of the games of 2012. Agree? Disagree? Care to challenge our Thunderdome? Go!
The Power Rankings
|Last updated: 05/07/12|
Vaulted to number 1 by being crazy addictive. We’re still trying to beat each other’s ghosts.
|2||—||Mass Effect 3
If you’re wondering why this is still number 2, you clearly haven’t played a Krogan Battlemaster.
|3||—||Final Fantasy XIII-2
A JRPG we want to replay because of its gameplay? Zounds.
Great experience, but lack of replay value has dropped its standing in the rankings.
Seen Jeff’s review? This game is legit.
Dozens of hours in and still a blast.
Multiplayer’s still fun, but the single player has some issues.
|8||+1||Kingdoms of Amalur
It’s like Fable, but fun!
As fun as this app is, let’s get real — its days are numbered in the top 10.
|10||—||The Darkness II
Still more Darknesses.