What an incredible year for my own GOTY 2014 list. Destiny was a game that fluctuated from not making my list at all to being in my top 3 and everything in between. Also, if you had told me that Halo: MCC and Forza Horizon 2 weren't going to make it on my list, I would have thought you were crazy. Well, the MCC was a dumpster fire of a release, and I just could not get into Forza Horizon 2. I tried playing the FH2 demo several times, one of which I literally fell asleep. This was quite a shocker since I loved the original so much, but I think ultimately I just have not been in the mood for a racing game, particularly after the complete disaster that was FM5 last year. But, If anyone has checked out my other GOTY lists recently though, they will have noticed that I like to look back and tinker, so there will likely be some changes in the future.
- I haven't gotten to these other notable games as well, and they could potentially make the list. I'll update if I play them before December 30th, but it might be unlikely. 1) Velocity 2X, 2) The Banner Saga, and 3) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (I haven't played a CoD game since MW2 and the only one that really awed me at an E3 demo was CoD4, so it says something that this one's showing and good word of mouth has piqued my interest).
Hitman GO - What a treat. Super fun puzzle game with a wholly unique take on the franchise, giving us a gorgeous board game like aesthetic.
Volgarr the Viking - I never watched the full Breaking Brad series for this, but was excited to see what it was all about when this game went free via Games with Gold. This is a fun 16-bit throwback with difficulty that can be mastered with repetition that does not feel like a chore.