Everyone’s doing “year in review” stuff this week, because either a) they’re all copying The Nerdist: Year in Review, or b) it’s a slow news week and everyone’s on vacation. Probably the latter. So MSNBC’s In-Game did this video with its choices for Best Video Game Animations of 2011:
The network’s list of top cinematics includes Hitman: Absolution, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Prey 2, and Dead Island.
Now, I’ll leave it to hardcore gamers to decide whether this list is a good one — remember, it’s not about game play (they did a separate list for that, but we can turn to Kumail and Emily for their opinions) — but as someone who just doesn’t have time to do a lot of gaming, I get impatient with those cinematics, no matter how amazing and elaborate they are. I just want to, you know, get to the part where I shoot things (or pick up potatoes, or throw one up the middle to Brent Celek). How about you?