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Swery65's Top 10 Games of 2014

The creator of Deadly Premonition and D4 has some interesting thoughts on his favorite games of 2014.

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Swery65 is the eccentric developer behind games like Deadly Premonition, Spy Fiction, and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die. He loves David Lynch and coffee, among many other things. You simply must follow him on Twitter.

1. Goat Simulator

It's so ridiculous that I hesitate to even call it a game. But I really regret the fact that I didn't come up with this myself. Even if the idea was the result of some coincidence, this sort of coincidence isn't something that happens to everyone. Only people who are seriously working toward something can run into coincidences like these.

2. Super Time Force Ultra

I also created a game that had a story centered around time travel, and although this game shares that theme, it's an action game. You can fight with the yous from the past. And they keep multiplying in number. When you use your abilities, more of you start appearing and gathering together. They say that if you meet your doppelganger, you'll die, but who cares about that old legend? This game is simply fun.

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3. inFamous: Second Son

I got so into this game that I started dreaming about it. I bet life would be a lot more fun if I had abilities like that. This may mean nothing to NA players, but the Japanese dubbing, translation, and voice acting was very well done. People have a tendency to put very little emphasis on products aimed toward the Japanese market, so I'm very thankful that they did a serious localization here. I wish there were more games like this. This is unrelated, but the concrete ability reminds me of a famous Japanese commercial for stiff shoulder medicine.

4. ...

It was one step away, but it’s not applicable.

5. ...

After a rigorous selection, I decided it wasn't applicable.

6. ...

Unfortunately, it's not applicable.

7. ...

I went back and forth, but it's not applicable.

8. ...

I hate to say this, but it's not applicable.

9. ...

I thought hard about it, but it's not applicable.

10. ...

I'm a bit tied up right now, so it's not applicable.

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105. ...

I'm tired, so it's not applicable.

106. Trials Fusion

I love how you always die after reaching the goal.

107. Desert Golfing

Golf with bunkers that stretch on forever... So barren that it's wonderful.

108. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die

In Buddhism, they say that there are 108 worldly desires.

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Edited By MooseyMcMan • 

Of course Goat Simulator was his number one. Of course it was.

Thank you this list, Swery. :D

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FLStyle • 

Best Top 10 list ever.

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Never change, Swery!

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Top 10 Games of the Year of the Year.

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Haha, perfect list!

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This exactly what I wanted from a Swery list.

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I came to this list expecting Swery and I was not disappointed.

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#1 on my Top 10 Top 10 Games of 2014 List List.

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If I made D4, it'd probably be on my GOTY list too.

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Haha what a nut, all hail Swery!

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Edited By baka_shinji17 • 

Did he just make a Suikoden reference?

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There are not enough less than three's in the world Mr. 65.

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Of course Goat Simulator is number 1. Love it! :D

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Man, I love Goat Simulator.

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Swery with me on that Second Son woo

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Yup. This list's the best.

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This is perfect. I love you, Swery.

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I feel like the format and content of this top 10 list is one of the most Swery things I've seen.

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Amazing. This is also really cool:

This may mean nothing to NA players, but the Japanese dubbing, translation, and voice acting was very well done. People have a tendency to put very little emphasis on products aimed toward the Japanese market, so I'm very thankful that they did a serious localization here.

Good for Sony.

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Edited By Flappy • 

108 Stars of DeSwery.

I have a sudden interest in the JP version of Second Son now...

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"You always die after reaching the goal" - Swery65

That's going on my grave stone.

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Edited By Mijati • 

Great list from Swery. Also really interesting to think about games being translated into Japanese, it's something I never really considered before. You always think about when most games were coming from Japan and translated into English but never the other way around which these days I guess is more common. Would love to hear more about what developers/games produce good quality Japanese translations and which don't and what makes them so good/bad and see if it's similar to the things that make good Japanese to English translations in games.

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@baka_shinji17 said:

Did he just make a Suikoden reference?

Well, no, he made a Buddhism reference. But I believe the Buddhist concept is related to the Taoist concept involved in Water Margin, which in turn is the basis for the 108 Stars of Destiny in Suikoden.

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Swery does not disappoint! Impossible not to love this guy.

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Is GOTY lists a competition? because Swery just won all of the years.

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Aaaaaaaaand we're done here. Burn the other top 10 lists, shut this site down, cancel all video games, let's all go out on the highest note possible.

Off to camp in Vinny's backyard for all eternity.

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Incredible. I don't understand.

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Now I want to see this commercial for stiff shoulder medication.-----

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Someone give this man a million dollars so he can put a bike in Deadly Premonition.

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Top 10 Swerys of 2014

1. Swery65

2. Not Applicable.

3. Not Applicable.

4. Not Applicable.

5. Not Applicable.

6. Not Applicable.

7. Not Applicable.

8. Not Applicable.

9. Not Applicable.

10. Swery66

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Yep! Great!

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How did he have time to consider this list, when he is so busy looking for the D?

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Swery, you are a beautiful human being.

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NoelVeiga • 

Goddamn it, this is the SWERYest list possible and I love it for it.

For the record, I own a copy of D4, so there. 108th best game this year right there.

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viking_funeral • 

It may have taken me a bit to realize the list started at number 1.