The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2014!

  • Shovel Knight was such an easy number 1, from beggining to end I had a blast with all the three versions of it, easily one of my top 2D platformers ever.

  • Stick of Truth only barely squeezed past this for me, such an easy pick. Game just feels good to play, nothing tops that.

  • I didn't like Shovel Knight, I'm a little surprised it topped the list. I felt like I had already played it on a screen-by-screen level and it was proud of that.

    It's definitely a confident game, and I hear the expansions develop it further---I haven't played those. Just not for me I guess.

  • I don't remember much about Wolfenstein: The New Order, so it didn't make into my list. Shovel Knight looks like an old game and that's a big no for me. Anyway, congratulations to the winners!

  • Here are my top 8 games from 2014 (#2 and #3 didn't make it into top 25):

    1. Dragon Age: Inquisition
    2. Watch Dogs
    3. Sunset Overdrive
    4. Child of Light
    5. Infamous: Second Son
    6. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
    7. South Park: The Stick of Truth
    8. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

  • Yeeeeaaaaah! My #1 and #2 are #1 and #2! I'm a weird everyman!

    I only wish I hag donated more to the Shovel Knight Kickstarter.

  • ShovelKnights release confused me. Man. Next one of these I'm going to take a much better look at the list. I effed up hard.

    *8 Drakengard 3
    *7 Freedom Wars
    *6 Tales of Xillia 2
    *5 Yumi's Odd Odyssey
    *4 Luftrausers
    *3 Kirby: Triple Deluxe
    *2 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
    *1 Sportsfriends

    I barely got onto this list. Dang

  • Here's my list.

    1. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
    2. Transistor
    3. Danganronpa 1: Trigger Happy Havok
    4. Divinity: Original Sin

    Official Honorable Mentions:
    A. The Banner Saga
    B. Driveclub
    C. Jazzpunk
    D. Tales From The Borderlands

    1. Elite: Dangerous which got bumped from my list at the last minute

  • @sabotagethetruth Jazzpunk makes an appearance in my HM

  • I found Wolfenstein to be a rather bland FPS overall. It was fun, but didn't really stick out to me. Shovel Knight was great though, but it still kind of came and went without much of a lasting impression.

    My picks were:

    1. Dreamfall Chapters
    2. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd
    3. Drakengard 3
    4. P.T
    5. Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure
    6. Danganronpa: THH
    7. Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star
    8. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

    It was far from a great year for games, though the final return of some long dormant classics like The Longest Journey, Tex Murphy and Drakengard were a great pleasure to see.

  • Cool, The New Order is a really good shooter. Nice story elements as well. It didn't make on my list, but it was pretty close. Shovel Knight I've never played and don't have any interest either, to be honest. That kind of magic just doesn't speak to me.

    My list for 2014 looks like this:

    1. Valiant Hearts: The Great War
    2. Tales from the Borderlands
    3. The Banner Saga
    4. South Park: The Stick of Truth

    And my HM's were:
    A. Hitman Go
    B. Infamous Second Son
    C. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
    D. Watch Dogs

    Thanks for doing this, Axel! Always fun to participate and see these forming up.

  • My list of 2014:
    #1: Wolfenstein: The New Order
    #2: South Park: Stick of Truth
    #3: Divinity: Original Sin
    #4: The Evil Within

    Honorable mentions:
    Drakengard 3
    Dragon Age: Inquisition
    Infamous: The Second Son
    Child of Light

  • I enjoyed an uncensored UK import I played last year a lot but like South Park, uneccessary censorship made me not listing it, while removing the nazi symbols is "necessary" for a german release (this is applying to old law though and if a company would finally have the balls to send an uncensored version to the USK there is the possibilty to finally acknowledge that video games are not falling under that law anymore) changing "Nazis" into "The Regime" and basicalyl rewriting the whole premise of the story wasn't and I don't know why they did that, South Park removed the symbols but still called them Nazis, using the term Nazis is not a problem.

    Shovel Knight is alright but imo very overrated.

    #1: Bayonetta 2
    #2: Tales of Xillia 2
    #3: Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
    #4: Hyrule Warriors

    Honorable Mentions:
    Earth Defense Force 2025
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

    I'm surprised Hyrule Warriors didn't make it.

  • Congrats to Shovel Knight - from everything I've seen and heard it's an absolute classic!

    My picks:
    #1 - Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
    #2 - Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
    #3 - Dragon Age: Inquisition
    #4 - The Banner Saga
    HM - Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
    HM - The Evil Within

  • Totally deserved, maybe my most replayed game of the last 5 years.

  • Here's my list! I can't believe I forgot Donkey Kong...

    1. Dark Souls II
    2. Shovel Knight
    3. Dragon Age: Inquisition
    4. Wolfenstein: The New Order
    5. Valiant Hearts
    6. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
    7. Far Cry 4
    8. Nidhogg

  • Congrats to Shovel Knight, only played it for an hour but was already very impressed by it.
    Here's my picks:
    #1 Wolfenstein The New Order
    #2 Infamous Second Son
    #3 Infamous First Light
    #4 Super Time Force
    Honorable mentions: Driveclub, Sniper Elite III, Entwined

    I'm very happy with this list overall, 2014 wasn't so bad after all. I think that rhymed a bit.

  • I just realized that Titanfall didn't make the list.

  • First, on Shovel Knight, I really love how in an age of many games needing to be as realistic as possible, Yacht Club went retro, and captured it better than most I've seen try. I'm very curious what their next project will be once they put aside the IP for awhile. Also, I still think it's funny I called completely forgetting to add a major title in my top five predictions and was right about it being GOTY.

    However, as for Wolfenstein, this was the ONLY game that I felt was great (everything else being good to meh, which I'll get to in a moment). I LOVE the no-apologies take on violence and was completely surprised by how much I really liked the story. I felt it dragged a little bit and by the time you go underwater is when I felt it was becoming a little too wrapped up in itself, but the overall campaign was fun. I especially enjoyed how the choice you make in the beginning changed the story and it was really interesting to see the differences.

    As is my custom, I just want to shout out all those who also voted for it so high fives to @Sazime, @A7X458, @Faaip, @bard91, @iboshow, @Axel, @TheOtherJohnP, @Fridge-man, @SunPraiser, @NeoCweeny, @PepeElToro805, and special shoutout to @bam541, @CJTreader, @jipostus, and @Hidz

    As for my list, it's reflective on how 2014 just wasn't my year:

    1.) Wolfenstein: The New Order
    2.) Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
    3.) Destiny
    4.) Sunset Overdrive
    HM.) Titanfall
    HM.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    I forgot about Titanfall when I sent my list in, but thankfully it wouldn't have mattered anyway. As I said earlier, Wolfenstein was the only "great" game for me. Borderlands was alright but nothing special. I've already commented about Destiny at its entry. Sunset Overdrive, while funny with wacky weaponry Insomniac is known for, had a little bit too much fourth wall breaking and suffers a massive pet peeve of mine: Once you complete the story, you can't start a new one unless you create a new profile. So it falls to the "Fun, but never playing" bin with Crackdown. As for Titanfall, it's strictly multiplayer, and I got it on the promise of friends playing with me. Of course, that fell through and playing it just isn't fun for me. And finally for CoD, I bought it because I enjoyed the Xbox opener for that year's E3 and along with the Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive, gave me something to play when I bought my Xbox One.

    And finally, another massive thank you to @Axel for putting this together! These are always fun, regardless if I played anything of note and I'm looking forward to the next one if you choose to keep doing these!

    Great lists everyone!

  • Jeez, am i really the only one that liked Tales From the Borderlands?

    Edit: @Sentinel-Beach and I, I guess.