Gamers say this at the start of every new year, but 2014 is looking damn exciting. There are a ton of new games already announced, but here are the ones that really have us on the edge of our seats waiting to play.
Charlie’s most-anticipated games for 2014
Titanfall. I got to play Titanfall at TGS this year, and it was fantastic. It’s everything you’d expect from the makers of the original Call of Duty games (you know, the good ones): tight controls, sharp visuals, exquisitely balanced gameplay. Plus, it has giant robots.
Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. I’ve had trouble getting into the Witcher games because they’re not beginner-friendly at all, but they look so amazing I just can’t stay away. But if The Wild Hunt can focus on all the best aspects of the series, it’ll be an early contender for game of the year. Plus, that trailer. Oh. My. God.
Honorable mention: I haven’t played any of the previous Metal Gear Solid games, but I’ve watched friends play through a few, and I think Ground Zeroes might be my entry point into one of the world’s craziest game franchises.
Chris’ most-anticipated games for 2014
Final Fantasy X / X-2. I might get some flak for having my most anticipated game be a remake, but I’m quite ok with that. FFX was my favorite game growing up and I can’t wait to revisit the world of Spira next year.
Hyrule Warriors. Although that’s just a working title, Nintendo is working on mixing the characters from Legend of Zelda with Dynasty Warriors gameplay. This looks to be the Zelda game I’ve been waiting for, and potentially reason enough to purchase a Wii U.
Iain’s most anticipated games for 2014
Persona 5. So little is known about this game that the mystery itself is driving me crazy. Judging from past experiences we can expect school kids kicking Shadow ass in an alternative universe laced with metaphors and criticism of modernity. What’s not to love?
Bravely Default. Everything is known about this game because those lucky bastards in Europe and Japan have already got their mitts on this beauty. The gameplay sounds awesome, it looks great, sounds great and won’t be available to me until february thanks to Nintendo’s bizarre policies!
Honorable Mention: Bayonetta 2 looks fantastic but the decision to move the game to the Wii U still worries me. Fingers crossed for this one!
Xairylle’s most anticipated games for 2014
Kingdom Under Fire II. I’m not a big fan of MMORPGs in general unless it’s an action-packed MMORPG. Kingdom Under Fire II seems to be that kind of game. The preview trailer looks promising. Gun in one hand and sword in the other? This game has it. Besides, I’m curious to find out what that flying dragon-like creature is really capable of doing.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow II. Aside from the gameplay and the legacy of the Castlevania franchise, one thing I look forward to is the story line. I can’t say anything about the plot of Castelvania: Lords of Shadow II without spoiling the prequel except that it’s a rather interesting turn of events.
Malee’s most anticipated games of 2014
Harvest Moon: A New Way To Connect. Come on, visiting your friends’ farms and trading all sorts of new creatures like angora rabbits? Harvest Moon finally got back on track with A New Beginning and I can’t wait to see A New Way To Connect do it better, especially since it’s utilizing the 3DS’s connectivity.
Warlords of Draenor. OK, so we don’t have a concrete release date for this one and it may not be ready in 2014, but a WoW nerd can dream, can’t she? The World of Warcraft bubble is deflating and it’ll be nice to see how else Blizzard is going to innovate with this expansion pack. They did a great job with Mists of Pandaria, by the way, so check it out if you haven’t.
There are our most anticipated games for the coming year! Coming tomorrow, the best Asian games of 2013. Later in the week, stay tuned for the best and worst games of 2013!
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