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We got our hands on a few copies of Micorsoft's recent DLG Skulls of the Shogun, and we're going to hand them out to a few lucky community members. The best part? You don't need to do anything hard to win.
Update: This context is now closed. Winners are being contacted through our site.
To be eligible, all you need to do is post in the comments below and explain what your favorite downloadable title has been this generation. Submit your comment, and tomorrow at noon we'll select the winners (and get in touch with them through our site).In case you're not familiar with Skulls Of The Shogun, check out the trailer below. If you don't win a copy you can always buy the game for 1200 Microsoft points ($14.99) when it releases tomorrow on XBLA, PC, and Windows Phones.
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I would have to say my favorite game is Deathspank. It combines the action/adventure with the RPG factor. I think it is a great idea for many future games. :)
I'm going with Temple Run 2... Just kidding. My favorite DLG would have to be the original Magic the Gathering on Xbox 360. While the newer ones have better animations and controls, there are too many interesting decks to choose the others.
It might be a bit of an oddball, but I really enjoyed Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. To me, it proved to be the ultimate way of making a clever demo/prequel/standalone game that managed to showcase everything exciting about an upcoming game, while also being a solid entertaining experience in and of itself. That it simultaneously does a good job of fitting into a cool overarching narrative just makes the experience all the more sweeter.
Journey because of the overall environment, fun, and sense of wonder.
i think my favorite was mark of the ninja, that was a great game!
A favorite? Oh my, so many to choose from. My favorites have been Castle Crashers, Trials, Braid, Limbo, Bastion, Fez, Super Meat Boy, Shadow Complex, Splosion Man...honestly, it's hard to pick just one. Some of my favorite games of this generation have been the downloadable ones. However, if I had to pick just one, hands down it would be World of Goo. That game has personality like none other. The story line is funny, cute and surprisingly meaningful. The music is oh so fantastic and the puzzles that one has to overcome using your goo-balls are mind-boggling yet simple at the same time. World of Goo is my overall favorite, but I've enjoyed so many this generation. I look forward to Skulls of the Shogun.
Minecraft...it gave me a much needed break from all the fps/third-person shooters that have flooded the market. The change of pace was very refreshing.
My favorite would definitely be Joe Danger 2. I just love all the different modes and challenges.
My favorite is Nin2-jump its a very underrated platformer
i would have to say Fez and Journey (decided to pick two, just deal with it)
Fez i would say because it had a very unique art style and color aesthetic, and also because of incredibly difficult puzzles, and a very original style of gameplay
journey would have to be up there too, mainly because of the games high graphical quality, great textures, and again a good aesthetic. i would also have to put it up there for the sheer emotion it caused me, with the incredibly simple gameplay and the online interactions
(also i love the walking dead, but i would say it had some flaws)
I have to go Walking Dead. It would have been Journey, but Walking Dead just blew mw away with its narrative.
castle crasher. it was fun playing multiplayer with my friends
Ahh..yet another chance at the wheel of roulet. Maybe I'll come out on top for once.
My favorite DLG of this gen is a no brainer. No DLG brought me more fun then the vibrantly fun Castle Crashers. Not only did I enjoy the heck out of it, but my non-gamer wife even enjoyed tagging along, making my expierience with the game that much more special.
That's definitely a tie between Sonic 4 Episodes 1 & 2 and The Walking Dead for me.
Terraria Has to be my favorite. I spent so many hours playing that game with my friends it just has so much content and is worth all the money. During the summer Me and my friend every night if we weren't busy we played terraria one of my favorites easily.
Awesome contest, Ben!
My favorite downloadable game this generation has been Bastion, by a long shot. The work that Supergiant Games did, with the unique narrator and art, is absolutely stunning. Not to mention, Darren Korb's inspiring musical accompaniment was extremely satisfying and moving along with the game. The mix of industrial, country, and rock styles was refreshing. Bought the whole soundtrack after I played the game!
In addition, I especially love Outland. It was the first game of the "MetroidVania" style that I had tried out, and I played to near completion, simply because I couldn't find the last gold coin.
The cool thing about Skulls of the Shogun, that I'll be really excited about if I were to win, is playing the game on Windows Phone 8. That's where I'd prefer to have the game, actually, since it's a great chance to try out the capabilities of my new Nokia Lumia 920.
hmmmm......mine would have to be Bastion. Just for the awesome narration.
Dust was my favorite DLG from last year. The art style, the simple yet still fun combat and the interesting if a bit cliched story were all awesome.