Like any year, 2014 saw its share of Call of Duty's and Assassin's Creed's and such; but on the fringes of all that AAA nonsense were a couple of games that went for something a little bit... stranger.
Games get canceled all the time, but rarely do we ever hear very much about them. Usually, they're canned well before the public is aware of their existence, with the studios quietly pushing the project under the rug (or recycling the work into new games entirely). These games however, failed pretty spectacularly.
It's been just a hair over a year since the PlayStation 4 debuted in 2013, and with about 12 months of games behind us now, we can finally get a pretty good look at what some of the console's top titles are.
Despite having one of the most rich, vibrant, and popular fantasy worlds out there, the setting of Game of Thrones has been surprisingly lacking in the video game scene. If you're really itching to visit a digital Westeros though, there are a few options.
In these connected times, the year's biggest game releases are often ones that fans look forward to months or even years in advance. With an abundance of trailers and gameplay walkthroughs released ahead of the game, it's pretty rare that a game manages to come out of nowhere and be way better than it has any right to be.
With the open world RPG genre growing and evolving, developers have more technical and artistic license than ever to create vast unexplored worlds with plenty of unturned stones for the player to uncover. Developers are not only advancing combat and leveling mechanics but also adding the ability to have your character explore romance with various characters in the game world.
Unlike previous installments, Advanced Warfare's Zombie mode wasn't included in the main game. Instead, you'll need to shell out extra for it via a future DLC update. It's not all bad news though, as the game does include some zombie gameplay, unlockable by playing Exo Survival mode.
For as long as there have been locked doors and hostile robots in video games, it feels like there have been hacking mini-games. Some of them are good, some of them are terrible, and most of them make absolutely no sense.