Help me get back into the 360

Well, now that Polygon is launched and all, I guess I'll make a thread:

For the past year, my Xbox 360 has been disconnected from the internet. There's really not excuse. I have ethernet cables lying around, and I could easily plug them into the console, but I just haven't felt the need to search for new content. In fact, for the past year, I've barely played on it at all.

Here's where I need your help: I've been away from the console for so long that I don't even know what's been coming out for it recently. Sure, I know about the big hits like Halo 4, but I've missed out on a great number. I'd love to find a few games that finally make me want to turn my 360 back on.

I'm not very picky about genres. I mostly play JRPGs, 2D shoot 'em ups and platformers, and third-person action games, though I'm willing to try just about anything (I'm not big into FPSes, other than classic ones like Doom). I'm not looking for good games; I'm looking for great games that will make me love the console again.Feel free to recommend anything, even if it's well known or years old, because there's a fairly high chance I haven't played it. However, I'd prefer games that are only available on consoles, since I have plenty of PC games to play already. I'll be open to any OG Xbox games, as long as they're backwards-compatible on the 360.

The two big games I'm currently interested in getting are Forza 4 and Dust: An Elysian Tail. I loved Forza 3, and Dust has had my interest for a while. Any thoughts on these or other games would be very much appreciated.

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