The Best of What I Played in 2014
2014 was a weird year for games. Ubisoft shat the bed and never quit. EA was strangely quiet this year. Sony dominated Microsoft up until Microsoft decided to knock the price of their console down to a straight-up stunning $350 (and often cheaper). Gamergate (ugh). All the feels (double ugh). We saw lots of great ports, and few truly great original titles. We saw some fascinating indies, and some real stinkers. Technical glitches and straight-up broken games were the headlines over the holidays.
So it shouldn't come as any surprise that this list reflects the strange despondency of the year. I played some great games, true, but nothing on this list really felt like a huge leap for gamekind. As loaded as 2015 looks, I hope this coming year reinvigorates the industry.