Game Of The Year 2014

2014 is all over now, and it’s been an eventful year in all sorts of ways. This post is all about the video games of 2014, so lets get started!

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There’s been quite a few flops this year, for all sorts of reasons.

Without going into too much detail, the Salad official fail of the year is Assassins Creed Unity. A really good concept, but fell absolutely flat on its face in practice.

Mount & Blade: Warband’s latest DLC Viking Conquest definitely is guilty of the same crime, but as a DLC it doesn’t count for this year’s listings.

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The Salad official ‘meh’ of the year was a closer call. Watch Dogs disappointed me, as did Destiny and Titanfall. To a lesser extent Pokemon Alpha Sapphire has disappointed me a little as well. I loved Pokemon Y, but Pokemon AS makes changes that I’m not so comfortable with. Its still really good, but I’ve already become a comfy Poke-traditionalist.

My official ‘meh’ of the year, though, is Hyrule Warriors. CakeBoxFox was my sofa co-op friend on our Zelda adventure, and enjoyed it more than me. We’ve always been big Dynasty Warriors series fans, and the lore of Hyrule is glorious. Putting the two together is a good idea as well, but the implementation was just boring. It wasn’t badly done, just not inspired and incredibly dragged out.

Digital Salad official Game Of The Year for 2014 time.

Whilst I’ve loved the Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart latest instalments on our Wii U they didn’t quite win the day. Unfortunately, as awesome as they are they are a classic Nintendo reboot of an old old franchise. Bayonetta 2 looks fabulous as well, but I can’t justifying picking that as I haven’t actually played it!

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So, the Digital Salad Game Of The Year goes to Valiant Hearts. A game with a big heart, marking the centenary of the First World War. Unlike most games that are big on the feels, Valiant Hearts actually pulls off its gameplay really quite well as well. It is a good game at its core for all the feels around that.

So here’s to 2014 ending, 2015 beginning and the awesome little dog of Valiant Hearts.

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Digital Salad – lifeasadigitalsalad.wordpress.com

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