Best of 2014
It's been a weird year. Despite all the delays, broken-ass games, and utter disappointments, there were still some great games this year. In my preliminary list, I had twenty games, and whittling them down ended up being harder than I thought it would be. The top two were simple though, and that's the important part anyway.
I feel like "honorable mentions" are a copout when putting together a Top 10 list, but...fuck it. Fibbage is great and I'm so glad that the YDKJ guys have been able to create some new party games and the phone integration is genius. Also, I feel like I need to acknowledge how solid Mario Kart 8 is, but, for whatever reason, I didn't really spend much time on it.
Also worth noting is that this is the first time since 2008 that no Assassin's Creed game has made it onto my list. Not even I, one of the staunchest fans of the series, can justify keeping that streak going. Aside from Unity's, technical issues, it's just not very good anyway. For the first time ever, I felt like I was just going through the motions with that game whereas my top two choices did the open world thing infinitely better.
We All Did Some Dumb Things This Year
But We Also Did Some Really Fun Things This Year