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Squadron of Shame 2014 Games of the Year Thread

by Alex Connolly » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:47 pm

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No red carpet. No Ryan Seacrest. No E! News. Just the quiet ruminations of folk; positing their picks and memories in the maelstrom as 2014 comes to a close. Whether broken into categories or a shortlist in no particular order, your posts are yours to own and ours to read. Recount the year that was. The highlights, the piffle, the coulda-woulda-shouldas. Console, PC, handheld, stick and a hoop; whatever platform, whatever game.

Bring it home, friends. Bring it home.
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Re: Squadron of Shame 2014 Games of the Year Thread

by A.I Impaired » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:54 pm

Dragon Age: Inquisition has been the most memorable experience I have had this year, and I am still not done playing it after 58 hours. Not to say that the long playtime is even the draw here, but that it still manages to never bore me is itself an accomplishment. I would say it takes the gigantic galactic scope of Mass Effect and brings it down to a fantasy setting rooted in its lore and at the cusp of world changing events... which you become the instrument of. You lead a political and military force across two countries, rooting out corruption and uniting diverse groups against a threat. Seems familiar for Mass Effect fans, but I tell you that having the scope of a galaxy condensed into a partial section of a continent makes for a most delicate and wonderful level of detail. On top of that, the story and characters represent Bioware at some of its best. It also looks and plays spectacularly to boot.

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Divinity:Original Sin and Dark Souls II
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Re: Squadron of Shame 2014 Games of the Year Thread

by Beige » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:42 pm

I'll pop in here later in the week once I've had time to go home and click Steam->recent. Chronological account of everything I played in 2014 at my fingertips, minus about 4 console titles and portable stuff.

Have some, shall we say, nontraditional choices for GOTY.
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Re: Squadron of Shame 2014 Games of the Year Thread

by sinfony » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:10 am

Destiny.
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Re: Squadron of Shame 2014 Games of the Year Thread

by RedSwirl » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:31 am

*sigh*

I might come back to this later. Not much to say though.

2014 was... *sigh*
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Re: Squadron of Shame 2014 Games of the Year Thread

by Alex Connolly » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:11 am

Really? Maybe I'm just easy to please, but like most years, there's always so much goodness out there. It's been quite a decent twelve months.

Looking forward to recounting the gems.
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Re: Squadron of Shame 2014 Games of the Year Thread

by Bowley » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:46 pm

Only new releases I can think of that I played this year were: Dark Souls 2, The Fall, Valiant Hearts, and Wasteland 2.

So...
"Déjà vu, but I still love you" award goes to Dark Souls 2.
"Mariana trench" award, for surprisingly deep Kickstarter game, goes to Wasteland 2. See also the "Totally NOT Fallout, Fallout game" award.
"Swamps of sadness" award, for nearly losing me in the middle, goes to The Fall.
"Hoopy frood" award for the game with the biggest heart of gold (that really knows where its towel is), goes to Valiant Hearts: The Great War.
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Re: Squadron of Shame 2014 Games of the Year Thread

by Calin Kim » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:11 pm

Bowley wrote:Only new releases I can think of that I played this year were: Dark Souls 2, The Fall, Valiant Hearts, and Wasteland 2.

So...
"Déjà vu, but I still love you" award goes to Dark Souls 2.
"Mariana trench" award, for surprisingly deep Kickstarter game, goes to Wasteland 2. See also the "Totally NOT Fallout, Fallout game" award.
"Swamps of sadness" award, for nearly losing me in the middle, goes to The Fall.
"Hoopy frood" award for the game with the biggest heart of gold (that really knows where its towel is), goes to Valiant Hearts: The Great War.


I'm sure you know this Bowley, but Brian Fargo (creator of Wasteland) worked on Fallout and Fallout 2.

Also that Wasteland came out in 1988...
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Re: Squadron of Shame 2014 Games of the Year Thread

by Grant Heaslip » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:43 pm

I'm still ruminating on my list and trying to give a few 2014 stragglers a shot, but I'll check back in with my top 5 writeup when I finish it.
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Re: Squadron of Shame 2014 Games of the Year Thread

by Bowley » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:17 pm

Calin Kim wrote:I'm sure you know this Bowley, but Brian Fargo (creator of Wasteland) worked on Fallout and Fallout 2.

Also that Wasteland came out in 1988...


I knew Wasteland was the inspiration for Fallout, but did not know that Fargo had worked on either of the subsequent games.
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