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My Top Ten Games of 2014!

10. inFamous: Second Son.

A fantastic return to the series, as people may know I wasn’t a huge fan of the 2nd game. This however brings a very welcoming come back, with new powers and a faster gameplay. Interesting story, and a gritty setting! It definitely pleases in the right places.

The main reason I love this game is the controls, and the use of the touch pad. It works well with the game, and it’s a nice fast experience! It has a nice story that keeps you going, a lot of collectables, and the powers are just so amazing to use! The DLC is also pretty sweet too!

 

9. The Crew. 

If you’ve been looking for that one racer, that is like the original Need for Speed :Most Wanted! Then you’re in for a treat. This game has it all, the races, the events, the customizations, the content, the cops, the speed! It even has Online (well, it is an MMO) It’s fantastic,, it plays great, it feels great, it looks outstanding, and the music is pretty decent too!

It’s pushing it a little far, but to me it is that racer we’ve been looking for. I do love Forza but that feels more fun in it’s own way. This just has that NFS feel we’ve been wanting since Most Wanted! Well to me it has. I really enjoy the cruising around on this, the map is huge! NO, REALLY! It’s quite huge and will take you some time exploring!

 

8. Titanfall

Ever wanted to have fast paced action, amazing fps, giant mechs, and fast paced free running? Well here is your chance! This game delivers exactly that! Fantastic combat whilst keeping the fps formular simple!

I love the different guns, my favourite is by far the C.A.R SMG. Such a well balanced gun, but then again the over all game is pretty well balanced. I do wish they would add more Titan’s to the game! That would be a nice plus, other than that the game is pretty solid, and there is a lot of game modes to choose from!

 

7. Fantasy Life

A very underrated game I thought, seems to not be getting the attention it deserves! It merges a play style (Isay that loosely) of Animal Crossing. In the terms of doing what you want.

That’s essentially it, you choose your life out of the many classes, and go on adventures, hook up online, or just settle down and go with the flow, doing whatever is the key! It’s a nice little gem that people need to pick up on. The graphics and Music is really nicely done too!

 

6. Shovel Knight

Fantastic game! Ever wanted that old retro looking game but still boasting it’s own unique gameplay, whilst paying homage to some of your faves? Well, here you go welcome to the Shovel wielding hero who you’ll certainly fall in love with!

Got some nice thought out stages, as well as some nice challenging bosses! with their own unique characteristics. Some really nice mechanics that flows well with the game!

 

5. Theatrhythm: Curtain Call

I adore the first game so much I hold it as one of my favourites, this has certainly followed in its steps! With new music, and characters it’s a really fun Music Rhythm game, and certainly should be in everyones 3DS collection!

It’s filled with so much more content as well as a nice online versus mode! Of course more DLC which don’t only add Final Fantasy music but from other Square Enix titles also!

 

4. Dark Souls 2

Where can I start with this one… If you want a mysterious lore, gritty atmosphere, and fantastic and hard batles then this is for you. Prepare to Die again! Rightfully so, it’s such a great experience. Now I love the gameplay a lot more than the first ghame, as it feels a lot more polished. I did enjoy the story in the first game a lot more, but Dark Souls has become that game I enjoy beating… ALOT!

It’s just so fun, especicially when it comes to helping friends out in co-op. The DLC was pretty fun too! Adding a lot more to the lore, and a lot more items, enemies, and atmosphere! It’s truly a phenomenal experience and I urge anyone to at least give it a go! Confidence is the key to making it through such a dangerous journey!

 

3. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Now everyone shouldn’t be surprised with me adding this in! (Blah, blah, blah… it’s a demo waaah) No it’s not. Yes it can be completed in a few minutes with practice and precision. But for unlocking and collecting, as well as playing all the other missions on the disc, it has some nice meaty length to it.

The new controls work amazing well, and the new slow mo is a nice addition giving you a chance to take out, you miss well obviously you get caught. The story for what is there is really interesting and compelling for any MGS fan! It’s also pretty cheap now, as well as on PC! Which looks evern more prettier.

 

2. Super Smash Bros U.

All I want to say is, welcome back Smash Bros! WELCOME BACK!!!

But that would be a little silly (well, to others) It has finally come back to what it was once known as! a fast paced brawler, boasting some new characters, beautiful looking stages, and a hole host of content!

I do however wish they added other characters, instead of some of the new ones… but hey beggars can’t be choosers. Also, they could always add them as DLC. Like, have a pack that comes out every whatever for either free or a cheap price that adds characters, and stages as well as others!

The visuals really look stunning on this, the controls are a little weird but can be swapped so not a huge issue, it’s a lot faster and more fluid now (Unlike BRAWL) and the game is colourful, and the music is fantastic! GRAB IT!

 

1. Sunset Overdrive

Want an off the rails game, with a load of puns threw in. A huge vivid and colourful sandbox world, with some nice music to accompany you on your mayhem? Then go and buy this game!

The guns are crazy, the gameplay is hectic and fun, lots of customization, and the story is hilarious with a cast of crazy characters! AND! a whole bunch of enemies! It’s just sooo fun, think of a Tony Hawks game, with a dash of Jet Set Radio (Just a dash) and some inFamous thrown in all mixed and blended and it came out with this, and made the most fun and crazy sandbox type game in a while! Also, the online multiplayer is such a fun, and crazy experience that’s well worth trying out!

 

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1. Halo: Master Chief Collection.

Now the only reason that I didn’t include this in my top ten, is because it is a Remake (Remaster, whatever) It’s a fantastic collection of games, with ODST coming soon, and Hopefully Reach and maybe Wars making a show! They made Halo 1, 3, and 4 a lot more solid and stable compared to their 360 counterparts. Like better framrate and more stability in controls! especially Halo 1 with the quick switch between remastered and Classic. But Halo 2 is where it shines! Graphics are wonderful! The sound is rich, and the cutscenes give it that much more of a sci-fi feel! it’s outstanding!

The bad thing is the match making has struggled badly at launch, it has however had some fixes that have made it a little more stable, but it needs more! I hope it adds more of the playlists soon, as well as get it working to 100% percent!

Halo 5 Beta is pretty cool too! The new maps are nice, and the gameplay, mechanics are pretty solid!

 

2. Pokémon: Omega Ruby.

Again this is a remake, so again it’s not included in the top ten. It really does welcom you back to gen 3 with open arms, the looks is so outstanding as it’s rebuilt in the X/Y engine! It looks so much more appealing, whilst keeping the same appeal the original did! I love the new additions it has added to, which really do enhance the experience even more! If you loved the original, You will love this so much more.

The one thing the do need to add properly to these games, is proper 3D! Not just for battles, also better fps whilst in 3D.

 

3. Forza Horizon 2

This would have been in my top ten, it’s an awesome game in it’s own right, It has amazing control, visuals and music. It’s pretty fun overall and really well rounded as far as races go. But, I felt I had more fun playing on The Crew, it’s just the racer I’ve been looking for! This is a different experience and it’s fantastic in it’s own right, with lots to do!

 

4. CoD: Advance Warfare.

This one is a strange one for me as I don’t usually add CoD into my lists, but this one was a really fun experience! With a fresh updated engine, new mechanics, and finally an interesting storyline to go with it. It’s certainly worthy of owning!

I really like the new controls, yeah they feel the same. Those boost abilities really add a new flavour to the pot, which I think is very welcoming! It makes the action feel more fast paced!

 

5. Mario Kart 8

This game, this game… Is FANTASTIC. Another game that’s welcomed back in the series, and about time too!

I wasn’t a huge fan of the Wii version or 7 for that matter, it’s not that they where terrible, it just felt they lost their charm a little… (Rubber banding was never fun!) But when 8 got announced, I was excited! I couldn’t wait.

The time came, it arrived in the mail, I tore the wrapping off and inside my Wii U it went! It didn’t come out for days, I unlocked everything, and got the stars, tracks, modes, and characters from none stop playing. This is one of those games, that you must haver in your Wii U collection, and if you ain’t got a Wii U, THEN GET ONE! I also, need to hop on that there DLC.

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