Can You Really Say More With Silence: Part 3 – A Sudden Change in Heart

I hadn’t initially intended on writing this at all, in fact this whole thing about silent protagonists in video games was only ever intended to be a single part, but it kept ballooning in size to the point there I felt I had to break it into parts.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about; In Part 1: I talk about how the Legend of Zelda and Metroid both took different approaches as time and technology grew, and in Part 2: I spoke about how the trend feels really dated when it pops up in modern, story driven RPGS.

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Wooderon Games of the Year 2015: #1

Seeing as how the cards are all on the table now, I can be a bit more open with my choices about what didn’t make my top ten. There were plenty of games I played this year I really enjoyed, but couldn’t justify putting them on here for one reason or another.

I would have really liked to put Borderlands The Handsome Collection on this list, but I can’t in all good conscious add a console port of a game that changes almost nothing from the original, despite how much I enjoyed it. Also, thanks to the Rare Replay Collection, I was introduced to Viva Piñata, a game that snuck up on me and I enjoyed in a way I never thought I would. But I’m doing this as honest as possible. At least this number one is clear cut anyway:

#10 Halo 5: Guardians

#9 Ori and the Blind Forest

#8 Splatoon

#7 Dragonball XenoVerse

#6 Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

#5 Destiny: The Taken King

#4 Tales from the Borderlands

#3 Fallout 4

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