Quick disclaimer , I have not played every game that came out this year. Second quick disclaimer, I have really only played three games this year. And the other thing I should point out is, they were all awesome, and all for different reasons. Mass Effect 3 was amazing for the sheer scope of the story telling, and for the simple fact that hasty decisions I made in part one came back to bite me in the ass in part three. As a gamer, I had never experienced anything like that (and no, I have not played Telltales Games The Walling Dead yet. I am a fucking writer, I make like eleven cents a day). Sleeping Dogs was fun in a mindless, action movie sort of way, but the game did not floor me, which game of the year needs to. You know what game did floor me, over and over again? Borderlands 2. That game sucked so many hours off the last few months of my life that, if I were to lay out stats for you, you would wonder when I actually found time to sleep. Truth is, I didn’t. I haven’t slept in three weeks. But regardless of that fact, Borderlands 2 was quite easily the most consistently entertaining game I played in 2012. It had the three F’s of success. Funny, fast paced, and fucked up. All the F’s I love in life. Well, except one, but I digress.
Some games you play, and you feel dumber afterward. There is just something about the game, the repetition of it, the redundancy, that makes you feel like you are less sharp when you put the game down than when you picked it up. But on rare occasions, you play a game that actually makes you feel smarter when you’re done with it. That is Multitask. Once I got into the flow of the game, and was playing three different mini-games at the same time, using only one hand, I actually felt like an intellectual badass. Wow, did I just coin the term “intellectual badass”? That really is how this game makes you feel. How many games makes you feel that? I should say, how many FREE games? Portal could have won that argument.