It's pretty much known that I play almost every game that comes out. The good, the bad, and the really disgusting. I will update this on a regular basis. This will only be games released within the calendar year of 2010 in the USA. I will break it down into categories I see fit once the list starts expanding. In my estimation, this will be the best year for the 360 gamer.
This might be one of the toughest choices for the entire year. While one brought gaming back to a pure form, the other smashes the artisitc barrier.
I would say Bayonetta is a masterpiece of artistic quality and originality. I did not like the game at first, in fact, I hated it. It was cheesy and corny to the highest level. The music is elevator-ish. The main characters legs are too long and she sucks. Yes, I was nitpicking the game to death. A few hours into the game, I realized I haven't seen video game art like this in a while. The pacing and the flow of the game kept me on my toes. Huge boss battles, over the top everything. Redunkulous! I must of said, " This game is Redunkulous!" 20 or more times. My girlfriend and cat wanted to disown me at that point.
Darksiders doesn't get the originality points. It's just fun, pure fun. It reminds me a lot of Zelda. Ultimately, that's what I loved about it. It brought me back to 1998. While not quit as good as Zelda by any stretch, it had me from the start and by the time it was over, I didn't want it to end.
If I were rating these two games based on the overall package, which includes; sound, graphics, and all that jibber jabber. Bayonetta would come out victorious. Based on the fun I had and the addiction level, Darksiders takes the cake, but only by a slim margin.
I'm judging the games based on how much fun I had with them. I will continually update this for every game I play the entire year. Including xbla games.