When we started putting together a list of the best-looking games of 2012, Guild Wars 2 was an easy choice. The massive world of Tyria contains all manner of visual wonder, and every hilltop invites a pause for wide-eyed gazing. It's a very good game, too.
Chris put together this cinemagraph of my primary elementalist character, looking up at the windmill outside Divinity's Reach. Yeah, man. I'll be exploring this world well into 2013.