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7 Best Games of the 7th Generation: The Honourable Mentions

Having given you my list of the seven best games of the last generation of consoles, I thought that I should give you a brief look at some of the games that were on the shortlist but didn’t quite make the cut.

Over the course of eight years and thousands of games, cutting a list of the best of the best down to only seven game leaves many deserving games on the sidelines. So to close out our series looking at the best games of the last generation of consoles, here’s a look at some of the games that were under serious consideration for the list.

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Journey in Real-Life Might Not End Well

Journey was my favourite game of 2012 and easily the best indie game of the year. It’s also been a reasonably popular game for cosplayers. However, if you’re planning to cosplay Journey, you might not want to do it outside of a convention.

Journey and Deus Ex Win April Fools’ Day

Among all the other April Fools’ Day pranks and jokes, games developers like to get in on the fun. The press seemed to like the Sony buys Nintendo joke. I read that a couple of times yesterday. Granted, I thought yesterday’s best April Fools’ joke was The Walking Dead’s season finale. *rimshot*

Anyway, ThatGameCompany and Eidos Montreal both had the best pranks of the day with a couple of “new game” reveals.

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Cosplaying Violinists Play a Journey Medley

Yesterday, we had Austin Wintory’s detailed commentary of the music he composed for last year’s Game of the Year, Journey. Today, we’ve got more Journey music.

This time, we have violinist Taylor Davis and some intrepid cosplayers put together this two-song medley from Wintory’s Journey score. The songs in this are Apotheosis and I Was Born For This. While you might not know the songs by name, you’ll certainly recognize the sound of the music and the costumes that Davis and friends are wearing.

Austin Wintory Guides You Through The Journey Soundtrack

The score of Journey was just as much a reason as the visuals and story as to why Journey was considered one of the best games of 2012. It was the little indie darling that did damn well near everything perfectly.

Now, composer Austin Wintory takes you through an hour of his epic Grammy-nominated soundtrack for Journey with text commentary.


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