Re: 2011 Community GOTY
This has been a great year for video games. Best of this generation, probably.
1) Dark Souls. GOTY, no question. I've spent about 80 hours on this game total, about 50 hours on my main character, and I haven't even reached Anor Londo yet. This game fixes so many problems I have had for years with JRPG's. I wish Square Enix would take notes. After experiencing Dark Souls' combat system, it's going to be really hard for me to play any other fantasy RPG ever again, especially something like Skyrim (whenever I get around to it).
2) Super Mario 3D Land. It's been a while since I played a Mario game that got the balance of challenge and fun just right. 3D Land nails it. Best handheld Mario ever, worlds better than New Super Mario Bros. for DS.
3) Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes HD: I played the original DS version last year, and the quest is pretty much the same, but the multiplayer has been amped up and refined extensively. The co-op matches are also excellent. Brad Gallaway got me into this game last year; I hope to someday play a co-op match or two with him.