With the year almost over and new video games to be had, here’s a top ten list of video games of the past.
My Top Ten Video Games of 2014
*Please note, these are the games that I have played, not just ones that have been released*
10. Dragon Age Inquisition (PS3)
As much as I love the lore in the game, the customization and the gameplay, the missions and side quests sometimes came of to be very tedious. The music often cut-off and the game sometimes glitched and cut out important dialogue scenes.
9. Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII-3 (PS3)
A huge unpopular opinion, but I loved Final Fantasy XIII, and played a little bit of the sequel, so of course I had to get the game that had one of my favorite characters come back. It’s a completely different format than all other Final Fantasy, in which you only play as Lightning and I’m okay with that. I love that they added in costume changing with each weapon mode, much like in Final Fantasy X-2, and some of the costumes paid homage to the original Final Fantasy classics.
8. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
It’s been awhile since I’ve played this series and this new installment reminded me why I fell in love with it in the first place. It’s fun, yet difficult. When I started playing DK:TP, I felt like I was seven again trying to beat the SNES Donkey Country.
7. South Park: Stick of Truth (PS3)
My experience with South Park games is the N64 South Park game, where you went around collecting snacks and throwing piss snowball at people, so this one is a massive difference and it felt like I was playing a movie. The game was exactly what the creators wanted it to be.
6. Tomodachi Life (3DS)
I’ve never gotten into the Sims games, but I kept seeing gameplay of it and wanted to try it for myself. I don’t think I ever got so addicted to a game, where half the time, if not most of the time, you characters are playing by themselves, but I put some many hours into.
5. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
One of my favorite racing games, right next to Speed racer the movie game. While some people may claim Mario Kart 64 the best in the series, I think they just keep getting better, the new levels, the ability to customize you vehicles. AND YOU GET TO RACE AS LINK!
4. Super Smash Bros. Wii U (Wii U)
What’s not to love about this game, I mean it doesn’t have Subspace and that’s a little upsetting, but the amount of content it does have is still great and all those new characters.
3. Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)
Atlus has to be one of my favorite developers, they make amazing RPG’s, great characters and deep storylines. What’s sweet about this game is they bring back two huge fan favorites of the Persona series, the crew from Persona 3 and the gang from Peronsa 4 and you get to choose either or to pay with giving you two ways to play and knowing the Shin Megami Tensei way, there’s probably multiple ends as well.
2. Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)
While not a huge fan of the Dynasty Warriros games, I am a huge Legend of Zelda fan and this game does it right, it’s not a LoZ game, but it took care of the series it was giving and if you need to blow off some steam, it’s a great hack and slash, being able to play as some of your favorite LoZ characters is such a bonus.
And finally my number one, a game that I think deserves game of the year from every gamer, game site, and other gaming affiliates:
1. BAYONETTA 2 (Wii U)
Finding out about this gem was out of spite, but it turns out that it was one of my best gaming decision. Bayonetta is such a great action packed game, with witty, badass character to boot, and Bayonetta 2 just vastly improve upon it in many ways. It’s not the longest game, but there’s enough content in there that you’ll get your moneys worth. Not to mention it comes with the original game as. Two amazing games for the price of one, why wouldn’t you pick it up and enjoy I much as I have?
I played three more games from 2014 and here’s their honorable mention.
Destiny (PS3), Child of Light (Wii U), and Super Smash Bros. (3DS)