The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2014!

  • I sunk 80 hours in the first Destiny and quite a bit more after the Taken King expansion. With all of that time and effort, I wish I had something positive to say about it, but I feel like it is one of the biggest wastes of time I have ever encountered in my life. Everything felt like constant homework and the major killer for me was that the world felt so dull and lifeless. If it wasn't for the fact that my friends were playing quite a bit of it, I wouldn't have clocked in that many hours, but I'm glad we all eventually moved onto greener pastures. Feels really strange that my most played game of 2014 didn't even make my initial list of 15 games I felt were worthy for me to nominate for this collaboration.

  • @sabotagethetruth

    A few years ago, basically after graduating high school, I've learned to cut my losses and save time when I'm not enjoying something because life is way too short. Some games take a while to warm up to, sometimes even 30-ish hours. Regardless, if I think it's a time waste out the gate, I'll probably drop it.

    Video games haven't been as bad as movies for me. I used to go see anything at the movies if it seems remotely interesting but I find myself hating almost everything and I go like 2-3 times a year now. Can't say I regret it.

  • @dipset I'm generally the same way too, which is why Destiny is a unique case. If I didn't have a friend or two that really, really loved the game, I would have been able to walk away a little easier, but peer pressure is the most persuasive pressure out there!

  • @sabotagethetruth This is where I'm currently at with Destiny. If my friends one day, out of the blue said, "Yo, Destiny. Now." I'll hop on. But I don't think I'll ever boot up the game again on my own.

  • It seemed like I always had a friend or two on Destiny for quite a long time following release. I saw it in a Redbox during launch week, so I figured I may as well try it out. It never really hooked me, and I was able to “finish” all the campaign missions in those two days and felt that’s all I needed. If ya’ll have the option, Redbox can be a good way to test out a game at launch relatively cheaply and see if it’s something you’d like to purchase.

  • Edit: Wrong entry for The Banner Saga.

  • It feels bad to not have included the Banner Saga in my list. This is such a beautiful game in so many ways: the unique aesthetics, the stirring soundtrack, the harrowing decisions, the demanding tactical combat. It definitely left its impression, and I look forward to playing through the second one.

  • Primarily because of gameplay, I passed on the Banner Saga, but one thing about it I want to say positively: I love the setting. Maybe because I've been just loving God of War, but I really enjoy the Norse aesthetic.

  • Haven't played it but I'm planning to pick up the trilogy on Switch when they come out in the next couple months. I love tactical RPGs like Fire Emblem and the art style is gorgeous, this should be right up my alley!

  • Glad to see The Banner Saga made it, I was thinking it could easily miss out and I definitively think it is worth it being in the list. I've been following the series since the kickstarter was live and I'm glad to see the series success, the games are a bit rough in some ways, but they present a pretty cool world and definitively worth playing for anyone that may be interested.

  • Sooooo, I just beat Banner Saga the other day. It would have made my list had I finished it up sooner but c'est la vie. It's an excellent game.

  • Never played it, not really my cup of tea, but damn the art style is sick.

  • Great, it was my #3. That kind of sadness that hangs over everything in it together with the overall beauty of the game made Banner Saga an unforgettable experience. For some reason I never managed to continue into the second game, but now after God of War and its similar world and themes I'm thinking of starting my journey all the way from beginning again in Banner Saga.

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    To be Fair, Destiny were a solid shooter, Bungie knows how to to make that part right. Other than that I only played it until I had finished the vanilla story, beyond that I didnt touch the game.

    The Banner Saga i havent touched

  • I liked Banner Saga fine, just not in my top 15 that year

    Edit: apparently it WAS in my top 15. I just didn't remember whether or not I'd bumped it for something else on my final list.

  • With all I bought that year, I'm shocked to yet see one I played.

    Destiny I'd never buy due to its Multiplayer focus, and I skipped over Banner Saga as I hate its art style.

  • Banner Saga is a good game, but it gave me so much anxiety. I couldn't even force myself to play the sequel, even though i finished 1, because of the stress.

  • @sunpraiser I really had to work at bringing my anxiety down while playing Banner Saga, reminding myself that I just had to make a choice and whatever I chose was fine. It really can be a stressful game and I always felt like every choice I made was the wrong one.

  • Hearthstone

    #22. Hearthstone - 11 points


    #1: 1 (thenerdtheword)
    #2: 1 (Crepe)
    #3: 0
    #4: 0
    HM: 2 (A7X458, PepeElToro805)


    Release date: March 11 [US/EU]
    Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
    Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
    Genre: Collectible card game
    Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, OS X


    GT Review

  • GameTrailers' GOTY for 2014 has revealed itself.