The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2014!

  • In university, a group of guys rented out this zone near the editing suites and played a big tournament of Smash Bros Wii U and I was blown away by how good the graphics were. It killed me to be doing work in a small room alone close by while they played this game all night. I never ended up playing it though. I didn't know one single person who owned a Wii U. Not one.

  • I didn't enough people played this on the Wii U to put it up this high. Huh.

  • Are you fucking kidding me.

  • This just barely missed my HMs. Smash 4 is some damn fun times, even if the 3DS version is probably objectively better since it has the pretty neat Smash Run instead of the godawful Smash Tour, and generally more interesting stages. But you know being a little handheld game for a big platforming fighter like this does hurt it a good bit, even if it made as smooth a transition as you could really hope for.

  • @iboshow Surprised it's that high, or that low?

    That one was my very first Smash game ever so I have very strong memories of it and still play it once in a while to this day. I'm always amazed by the incredible amount of polish and love Sakurai puts into his games, it was the same for Kid Icarus Uprising. Every single little detail, down to the menus, is carefully and joyfully crafted.

    The gameplay is chaotic, endless fun, the amount and variety of characters and playstyles is incredible. The customization options are also very generous, you can make the game as casual or hardcore as you want. It's the epitomy of jolliness!

    I can't wait for the next one on Switch!

  • Two for two in guessing! Smash never was my thing primarily because of not having any friends to play when I got Melee for the Gamecube and it being a fighting game. However, it will never be not funny seeing many Nintendo (and several guest) characters just absolutely wail on each other. I've always had an appreciation of Smash, but I truly did not comprehend just how big a deal it is until I saw the reaction videos to the Switch version's announcement. People worship this game.

  • Wondering if my #3 game will make a sleeper appearance in the top 5 considering nobody gave Smash #1 and I see this game also not making anybodies #1 either, but certainly 2-4 and HM's.

  • Ooookay. Only three spots left, no way Tales from the Borderlands will make it. That's a shame, it's my favourite Telltale game. I love those characters so much. It's the perfect mix of comedy and tragedy, laughter and tears. So many moments... And the musics!

  • @cjtreader said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2014!:

    Wolfenstein's got to be 1, right?

    It will be between Far Cry, Stick of Truth and Wolfenstein. I don't think Far Cry will win, hard to say between the other two.

  • @sentinel-beach I liked it too.

    The way this is going, I'm pretty sure that none of my four remaining games made the list at all... which is kind of nuts to me. But ok.

  • Did people really like Far Cry 4 so much that it would actually place in top 3? Doesn't sound right, especially in this community. South Park and Wolfenstein I can imagine, though Fractured But Whole didn't spark a big reaction six months ago here.

    Here's a question: will neither Watch Dogs nor Titanfall place in the top 25 at all?

  • I have this game, the lack of a story mode really brought the game down for me, no motivation to play it, most probably won't buy any future Smash games unless they include a story mode again, which was imo the best part of Brawl.

  • I bought Smash on the N64, but never touched the series after that. I just have no real interest in the genre, the only other somewhat similar games I bought were the two Power Stone games on Dreamcast.

  • Shovel Knight came out in 2014 right? I'll bet it's the next one on the list.

  • @bam541 Here's hoping.

  • @bam541 said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2014!:

    Shovel Knight came out in 2014 right? I'll bet it's the next one on the list.

    Hmm, I forgot about that one. I think you're right actually. As surprised as I am to not see Far Cry whatsoever, I think Shovel Knight is actually the more likely.

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  • @bam541 said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2014!:

    Shovel Knight came out in 2014 right? I'll bet it's the next one on the list.

    Shovel Knight is my 2014 GOTY. I'll be quite upset if it is not on this list.

  • Shovel Knight is definitively one of the last three, and maybe I would imagine The Stick of Truth will be up there too.

  • I wonder if all 8 of my games will make it.

    Super Smash Bros for Wii U:
    I love the franchise and I can see this as the best game despite not playing it as much as Melee or even Brawl but that's only because I had a lot more time back then.

    Bayonetta 2:
    I played it not too long ago. For some reason I didn't like the first one and wasn't planning on playing Bayonetta 2 but I'm glad I eventually did. It was surprisingly good.

    Dark Souls II:
    I can see why people are disappointed in this game but everyone values different things in video games and for me Dark Souls II has everything I want out of a Souls game.