The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2014!

  • The original Danganronpa in the top 10? YES! As a very, very new fan of this series, I've gotta say there is nothing out there quite like the Ronpa. Sure, you could just say it's a visual novel and leave it at that, but that's such a discredit to everything it achieves. A really dark (yet really whimsical vibe), some criminally underrated music, mostly well written characters, and a premise that's just so easy to consume and become addicted to. It isn't my favorite in the series (potential spoilers for the rest of this thread...) but it is the one that kicked everything off.

    Seeing Danganronpa rank over some major AAA titles like Destiny, Infamous, and Mario Kart makes me realize our forums are a little insane and eccentric... and I say that with all the love in the world.

  • Danganronpa is one of the few series that is so weird to me that it's a little difficult to think of something rivaling it in the console space (yes I'm counting handhelds). I have a couple of friends who have some serious love for the franchise, so the little I know, I know from them.

    @SabotageTheTruth I love that eccentricity. It gives this place such a wonderful and unique flavor all its own. We should know what with those threads we did way back when... What were they called again? Save Your Siblings....? ;-)

  • @brannox Resurrect Your Family Members: EZA "You're In One!" Edition, I believe was the full name.

  • Wow, this is a pleasant surprise! This series became better with every mainline installment, so seeing 1st game this high is totally unexpected (Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony was #18 in 2017).

    I've discovered Danganronpa only in 2017, but liked it so much that V3 was my 2017 GotY (sorry, Persona 5). But since my impressions are so fresh I had to subtract some points to make it fair against games I've played in 2014. So, only 8th place from me.

  • As a low-key fan of visual novels, this pleases me. I haven't played any of the Danganronpa games yet, but man if i had a one week vacation or something similiar i would blast through all of them.

  • @bam541 I held off on the series for a long time but I can easily say starting the series is the best decision I've made all year. You should give it a go when you have a chance, it's such a light-hearted romp and nothing bad happens at all!.... Puhuhuhu.

  • As a Phoenix Wright lover, I think it's about time I jump on that Danganronpa hype train.

  • Danganronpa 1 has one of my favorite Video Game characters of the last decade.

  • Damn.. how did I forget DKC when I was trying to think of eight games?

  • @sabotagethetruth Thaaaaaat's right, I remember now!

  • Nice, Danganronpa this high. Who doesn't love Aoi's... donuts.

  • Danganronpa? Nice.....I should have taken a much better look at the 2014 games list. whoops

  • @tokyoslim I love Sakura so much. I think she's still my favorite character from the whole series.

  • @logic__error As well she should be!

  • Sakura is great, but if we're talking best character in the first game, it has to be....

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  • @sabotagethetruth Nah. Homie was bad at his job. :p

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    #9. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - 23 points


    #1: 2 (A7X458, RARMSTAR)
    #2: 1 (Hazz3r)
    #3: 0
    #4: 1 (thenerdtheword)
    HM: 7 (ib0show, Sentinel Beach, Faaip, Sazime, Jipostus, Capnbobamous, Billy)


    Release date: September 30 [US], October 3 [EU]
    Developer: Monolith Productions
    Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    Genre: Action-adventure
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, OS X


    GT Review

  • I waited to play SoM, and really liked it. Kinda bums me out that the description of the MTs in the sequel kept me from checking it out sooner. But, maybe this summer sale...

  • If they made the same game twice, I would have bought Shadow of War but they didn't.

  • I liked Shadow of Mordor, even platinumed it. The Nemesis system was something really cool and new, it gave me a lot of neat small moments when the same orc returned time after time challenging me. "You don't propably recognize me" etc., that one guy said when he appeared in front of me the fourth time, that time so beaten that he now actually had a Scarecrow type bag on his head. Then I finally decapitated him and that was the end of that story.