Yesterday we looked at the team’s runner-ups for Game Of The Year. You can view those HERE. Today, we’ve asked each member on the team to list their Game Of The Year. We’ve decided to do this as our team is based all over the world and has completely different tastes in games. We felt that it’s much fairer to let everyone have their own opinion rather than choose just one game as a whole. We’ll then hand things over to you and find out our reader’s GOTY.
In a year plagued with unfinished games, bugged up messes and the age-old microtransactions, Bayonetta 2 was a genuine saviour for me for 2014. Some of the best gameplay with a near-perfect combat system, a ridiculously over the top story with tongue firmly in cheek, one of the strongest heroines in gaming and perfect in how it handled all of it’s extra content (hint, not making any of it DLC). I never believed in one game being able to sell a console but the existence of Bayonetta 2 completely justifies the purchase of a Wii U.
After thinking long and hard about this one, I realised how hard it was to nail down just one game from this very busy release season as my game of the year. There were so many fantastic experiences but, honestly? There was one that stood out the most. One that surprised me and exceeded my expectations. Sure, Bayonetta 2 was a fantastic balls to the wall action game – but I was expecting that! Alien, on the other hand, was a whole other situation.