Game of The Year 2014 Users Choice
I spent a good portion of this year going through my sizeable backlog and replaying old games (like Metal Gear--- thanks, Drew and Dan!). I also spent a few months sort of not playing video games and graduate school pretty much destroyed my free time in the latter stages of the year... Oh, and I started playing Dota 2, which didn't really leave much room for other stuff.
So, here's a list of probably-really-cool games that I wanted to play this year but either never had the time for or just never got around to playing:
South Park: The Stick of Truth, Wasteland 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Alien: Isolation, MGSV: Grounds Zeroes, Valiant Hearts, The Banner Saga, Broken Age: Part I, Divinity: Original Sin, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Bayonetta 2, Dark Souls II, Sniper Elite III, Jazzpunk, Halfway, Lords of the Fallen, The Legend of Grimrock II, The Talos Principle, Super Time Force, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Hack N Slash, CoD: Advanced Warfare, and Far Cry 4.
Given my taste for huge RPGs, there's a good chance that Wasteland 2, Dragon Age, and Divinity would be high on this list, probably all in the top 5, even. I mean, shit, depending on my mood when I played them, any of the above games could probably have supplanted everything on the list below, except my #1 and #2 picks.
I managed to log 10-12 hours on Destiny over the last few days: it's mechanically amazing and utterly soulless. I also think Hearthstone is really amazing, but only played 5-6 hours of it and never really got back to it for some reason, despite it having a very strong impression on me. I'm still vaguely curious to see how shitty Watch Dogs and AC: Unity actually are.