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TOP 5 MOBILE GAMES OF 2012
By Komsan John Jandamit
Gaming on-the-go these days is a lot more advanced than a few years ago, and you can pretty much have the same graphics and gameplay as big game consoles (PS3, Xbox, WiiU).
And for casual gamers who are on their mobile phones more than real consoles, there is plenty for you to choose from and enjoy on your train ride (or in the toilet) too. Below are my favourites for this year.
KID ICARUS: UPRISING
Why: Humorous story, action packed, great graphics and music, stereoscopic 3D, fully voiced, plenty to do (fight on-ground & in-air, collect & fuse huge variety of weapons, online & offline multiplayer mode).
PERSONA 4 GOLDEN
Why: PS3-level graphics, very long and engaging story, plenty to do (fight, collect monsters, date girls, manage in-game social life).
Why: Fast-paced action-packed endless runners, it's free, plenty of customisation and upgrades for your character's look and ability.
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D
Why: Well-established 10-year-old franchise, gorgeous graphics, fully voiced, refined controls, easy to play but a lot to learn & upgrade along the way, uses all gimmicks 3DS has.
INFINITY BLADE II
Why: Gorgeous graphics, easy to get into but a lot to learn & customise along the way, fast-paced action-packed.
Also worthy: Little Big Planet (PS Vita), Angry Birds Star Wars (iOS & Android), Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (3DS & PS Vita), Bad Piggies (iOS & Android).
TOP 5 CONSOLE GAMES OF 2012
By Sithikorn Wongwudthianun
First-person stealth action adventure (Windows, X360, PS3).
Why: Revenge solves everything (at least in this game). A great combination of stealth and blatant attacks, thrilling storyline, how you get rid of someone affects game's difficulty. Great game for all tastes.
MASS EFFECT 3
Third-person shooter (Windows, X360, PS3)
Why: Epic story (a conclusion to its trilogy), new combat system with ability to choose your outcome. Even though the ending was disappointing, I still remember how much time I spent on it.
Open world action RPG (X360, PS3)
Why: Most addictive game since Final Fantasy VII. If you love Monster Hunter, Devil May Cry or Resident Evil series, this will suit you since it combines all of those together. You can join quests with people around the world through online connection.
CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS II
First-person shooter (Windows, X360, PS3)
Why: Great multiplayer shooting game of the year. We all know Call Of Duty and its maker has been improving the genre with every release.
Third-person stealth (Windows, X360, PS3)
Why: Silent takedown, crazy massacre or plan an accident are ways you can choose to dispatch the enemies. Pretty intense violence but it is one of my personal favourites. Great franchise and a more personal story, I cannot wait for more.
Also worthy: Max Payne 3 (Windows, X360, PS3), Alan Wake (X360, PC), Assassin's Creed III (Windows, X360, PS3), Resident Evil 6 (Windows, X360, PS3).