Last time I did a year end retrospective, it posted two months after the end of the year. I won’t make the same mistake twice in a row. Here now are the highs and lows from my 2011 in games. Note, as always, that this is not a “best games of 2011” list, nor did all of the games actually come out this year. These are simply the best (and “worst”) titles I played within the last twelve months.
I actually posted my review of Async Corp. months after the initial draft was first written. and in the intervening months, I hadn’t actually played the game that much. When I sat down to clean up the review and prepare it for posting, I insisted on sitting down with the game again, to see if it held up to the lofty words put forth in the first draft.