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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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mezmero • 

I just assume all the omissions are a bunch of mobile games. Threes, Puzzle and Dragons, wwe super card, etc. Something tells me I don't want to know what's going on in that head of his.

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Edited By onkel • 

I'm just glad they're still in some sort of contact with Swery. The Endurance Runs of Deadly Premonition are still some of the best content on this site.

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Edited By gnomeonfire • 

I'm seriously considering buying D4. I want to support this man. Also the game looks legitimately interesting.

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the most dangerous man in video games

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Brendan • 

Gee whiz this is a long list!

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pika_pika • 

Great list! Always fun to hear from Swerry.

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I honestly thought he'd make a normal list. To upset expectations.

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D4 for PC! Exclusivity is holding you back Swery!

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Edited By EternalGamer2 • 

Man, this list is so beautiful. Thank you Swery. Also thank you for proving to the world that Deadly Premonition was no accident and you are a genuinely smart, creative, and original thinker and designer and goddamn do I want you to keep making videogames so I can keep playing them. Auteurs in the gaming industry are seriously a very rare commodity. Welcome to the ranks of the few.

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This is the best top-10 (or whatever) on the site. Love you Swery

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Swery's list just made my day. You really have to follow him on Twitter

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This list is so Swery. Thanks, Swery.

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Seriously, this is beautifully written and very poetic. Wow.

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This is unrelated, but the concrete ability reminds me of a famous Japanese commercial for stiff shoulder medicine.

Quote of the year.

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DFL017 • 

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.

That is a pretty cool quote actually.

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Edited By poobumbutt • 

What a cool dude. I really like Second Son, too. Glad to know someone's on my side.

I really wish D4 had turned into the cult hit it really deserved and not been sandbagged by Microsoft so hard.

Thanks, Swery!

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Edited By The1stMJC • 

This and Dave Lang's have been my favorite lists.

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wintermute • 

I did not expect Swery's list would apply to me, however I am pleased to see that my expectations were exceeded.

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divergence • 

yep, even his top ten doesn't follow the rules

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I said i would pick up deadly premonition and d4 so i should probably get on that, even though i dont have a kinect to play it with.

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Edited By Debigulator • 

God I hope us poor folks who don't have the means to experience D4 will get to someday.

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