By: Nick Catto
In my opinion 2014 has been one of the greatest years in gaming. So many many games have come out or are coming out. Live Thru Games will collectively choose a game of the year but I figured I would make my own as well. Since this year is not finished this is just a watch list. My game of the year may change to a game on this list or a game that hasn’t come out yet. My vote now is most likely going to change after deliberating.
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Dark Souls 2
Mario Kart 8
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Games yet to come out or plan on playing
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Super Smash Bros. Wii U
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
My Game of The Year (So Far)
Right now Shovel Knight is my game of the year, and for so many reasons. I’m an old school gamer at heart and Shovel Knight paid homage to the best old school platformers. It took great ideas from Mega Man, Mario, Castlevania and then added it’s own twist to them. A few examples would be an amazing world map like Mario, getting new weapons from fallen bosses like Mega Man and the same in depth levels and style as Castlevania. Each level was a pure joy to play and left me oozing with nostalgia. If you haven’t played Shovel Knight, please do.
Let me know in the comments below what you think of my list and let me know what your list is!