GOTY 2014: The Year We Hailed Slightly Less Broken as the Dawn of a New Age
2014 was a WEIRD year for games. This was the first year for a long time where nothing blew my socks off or even held a huge surprise for me. That's not to say there weren't high points, but the new consoles will of course take time to find their stride. As I compiled my list, it struck me just how many games I might have liked (man, I wanted South Park HD edition!) that I overlooked; however this is a list of what I actually played, not what might have been. All games on my list are PS4, because that's how I roll.
Before I begin, I want to mention one proviso; my real game of the year is Warframe; although I am not indifferent or dismissive of lists of games actually played vs. games actually released, my own OCD only allows me to include games which came out within the specified timeframe. However, for about six months of this year, I did not own a PS4 - it was just my Warframe-box. I played nothing else from about mid-February to late August. I dipped into other things, but I found Warframe an amazingly compelling and addictive habit, got way into the community and dropped about $250 into it without hesitation, and consider every cent well spent. There is no doubt that it was my most played and most enjoyed game (last count was 331 hours) but it came out at PS4 launch, so it doesn't make the list. You'll notice it isn't on last year's either, so it seems weird for it to be completely MIA, but them's the breaks.