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Top 5 RPGs of 2011-2012
5. KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING
X360, PS3, PC. 38 Studios. Big Huge Games. EA. Released February 2012.
Fantasy single player with fun combat and a world that uses the entire color palette. Written by fantasy novel extraordinaire R.A. Salvatore, Reckoning will engage your imagination from the start of the game.
4. DARK SOULS
X360, PS3, PC. From Software. Namco Bandai Games. Released October 2011 (PS3, X360). To be Released August 2012 (PC).
The most challenging RPG on this list by far. You will never be more frustrated at a video game (unless you are playing the prequel, Demon's Souls). Nonetheless, the game is excellent all around and is enjoyable for gamers with higher tolerance levels.
3. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
X360, PS3, PC. Bethesda Game Studios. Bethesda Softworks. Released September 2011.
Skyrim provides an open world experience that you've never felt before. It feels truly alive, and it's so large that you can play for 300 hours and still find new content. Skyrim is richer in content than anything else on this list. Period.
2. DRAGON'S DOGMA
X360, PS3. Capcom. Released May 2012.
Dragon's Dogma went nearly unnoticed with the simultaneous release of Max Payne 3 and Diablo III. In case you missed it, the combat gameplay is the best in RPG history- no exaggeration. Dragon's Dogma offers an experience that is fun to play over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. In short, the game is more addicting than crack.
1. MASS EFFECT 3
X360, PS3, PC. BioWare. EA. Released March 2012.
Mass Effect 3 concludes one of the best storylines in gaming history. It is deeply engaging and emotional. Gameplay feels smooth and polished. Beautiful worlds are torn apart as you play. The characters leave a lasting impact on you. The choices before you are difficult to make at personal levels. The overall experience continually brings goosebumps and tears. Although controversial, the ending is memorable and leaves room for a sequel. The Mass Effect trilogy will be in the hearts of RPG fans for a long, long time.
Let it be noted: Mass Effect 3 wouldn't even be here without Mass Effect 1 & 2. If you haven't played the Mass Effect series yet, start with the earliest game possible. Right now!
Thank you for reading! What's your Top 5?