2013 was a huge year in gaming which saw the release of two next-gen consoles. The launch titles for these consoles were widely considered to be underwhelming. This is where 2014 is expected to deliver. There are a ton of great games already coming out in the first quarter of 2014 with a bunch of titles expected to be announced over the coming months. Our team got together to discuss our most anticipated games of 2014.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Royale – I was gonna put Watch Dogs at first, but my hype for that game has died down a little bit. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still one of the games I’m looking forward to the most this year, but Jojo’s is something else. The Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Manga is old as hell, and a few months ago I watched the anime that aired this year, which was absolutely amazing; I’m a fan now. I want more stuff related to that franchise, and what a better way for that than an awesome fighting game? The franchise is really over the top and creative with its character designs and battles. The perfect formula for an awesome fighting game. JOOOOOOOOOOOJO!
Dark Souls 2 – Call me a masochist but I can’t wait to return to the world of Dark Souls. Less a spiritual sequel (like the first was to Demon’s Souls) and more of a direct continuation, it’s clear from the beta and gameplay videos that DSII is aiming for a more balanced, more tight and more cohesive version of the first, yet with many throwbacks to Demon’s Souls (from first glance the UI is far more similar aesthetically to Demon’s).