Game of the Year 2014

Most Wanted Sequel

New and unique ideas in games are things that are constantly lauded, as well they should be. But in the modern games market, it isn’t financially responsible for developers to create a new IP just for one game. We live in the land of sequels, and if we’re stuck here for the time being, we might as well celebrate the games for which we’d actually WANT a sequel.

Shovel Knight


Shovel Knight definitely needs to be the start of a new series, a la Mega Man. It was a clever throwback in visuals and music, but successfully updated the hardcore platforming mechanics for a new, modern audience. We need more.

The Wolf Among Us


Most people can agree that Telltale is nearing levels of over-saturation with the number of games they have coming out in the near future, but I would still love to see a follow up to The Wolf Among Us. Fabletown is ripe with plenty of other stories to be told, and Bigby is definitely a character worth further exploration.

The Banner Saga


This is a bit of a cheat because Banner Saga 2 has already been announced, but I’m super pumped for it. The story in the first game ended abruptly without any real resolution, and I want that closure. If they add more depth to the combat and more visually active conversations, Banner Saga 2 could land pretty high on my Game of the Year list when it comes out.


Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD


This one is a no-brainer. Just give us Kingdom Hearts 3 already…


Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

I’d love another open world Lord of the Rings game, sure, but I’d really just like Monolith to apply their nemesis system to a new universe. Now that Rocksteady is wrapping up their Batman trilogy, maybe Monolith could take over with a Justice League game. They’re both owned by Warner Bros. after all…


South Park: The Stick of Truth

After the years that Matt Stone, Trey Parker, and Obsidian put into Stick of Truth, I can’t imagine that they’d want to sign on for another game, but I sure hope they do. I’d be perfectly fine with more over the top fantasy nonsense, but I’d also love to see them explore other RPG tropes. A Fallout-themed game, perhaps? Or maybe Mass Effect? The possibilities are endless!




Destiny has a lot of problems. Like, a lot of problems. I’m not even sure that I like the game, to be honest. But I do know that the gameplay is top notch and the universe that Bungie created has a ton of promise. They may never deliver the game Destiny was promised to be, but I’m more than willing to give them a second shot, especially after all of the improvements they’ve been making with updates and expansions. But please, Bungie, get it right next time.


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