SG Gaming Info’s top 5 most anticipated games of 2014
With the start of a new year just starting it is time list the top five games that I am most looking forward to playing in 2014.
5 – Murdered: Soul Suspect (Square Enix/ Airtight Games)
Who doesn’t love good murder mystery? Murdered: Soul Suspect sounds like a game that might be right up my alley. It has two great elements, murder mystery and supernatural. The murder mystery element has you investigating your own death, and the supernatural element has you interacting and witnessing several supernatural events (well I think supernatural elements would be expected since you are a ghost investigating your own death).
I haven’t seen much of this game, apart from some trailer footage and screenshots, so I do remain somewhat sceptical as what to really expect, but from what I have seen I’m willing to give the game a chance.
Murdered: Soul Suspect will be released early 2014, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
4 – Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami)
My relationship with the Metal Gear franchise has being weird to say the least. My first game was Metal Gear Solid IV, a game that I was really excited to play, but which left me feeling disappointed. My second was Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, another game I was excited to play, but unlike MGSIV I really enjoyed it. So, as you can see I have a love hate relationship with the franchise.
The key reason why Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is on this list is because it’s a stealth game with combat as a viable alternative. I enjoy a good stealth game, but I hate it when the game doesn’t give you a viable way of letting you get around a mistake. In a lot of games it is you are seen and it’s game over. In Metal Gear Solid games and from I have seen in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes you have the option to fight even after you are detected. The only thing I really hope for apart from good stealth is that Hideo Kojima tones it down on the cutscenes, I don’t want to see MGS V: Ground Zeroes ends up like MGSIV where cutscenes were everywhere.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be released on March 21, 2014, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
3 – Tales of Xillia 2 (Namco Bandai Games)
Yes, Tales of Xillia 2 is on the list. If you read my last opinion piece you will know I am already kind of hyped for this game. This is the sequel to my 2013 game of the year, and has alternative timelines and choice as its major plot points. I’m really hoping that Tales of Xillia 2 can catch the feeling of first game, as the first had interesting characters and a story that kept me playing for hours. I really do have my fingers crossed, but deep down my cynical side is telling me don’t get to hyped.
Tales of Xillia 2 will be released in 2014, exclusively for PlayStation 3.
2 – Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
Like numerous others I was disappointed to see Watch Dogs get delayed, but delays brings more time for the developers to polish the game up.
Watch Dogs is on the list because of its concept. I mean the idea of one man with the power the control a city with a mobile phone is equal parts cool and terrifying. While the game gives you this power you can choose how to wield it, you can use it to save people or you can use it to better yourself by hacking people’s bank accounts. The morality combined with hacking and an open world really has me really looking forward to playing this game.
Watch Dogs will be released early 2014, for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Wii U.
1 – Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Now we have my most anticipated game of 2014, Destiny. What excites me most about Destiny is its developers and setting. Bungie for me is the reason why I bought an Xbox 360, because after a Halo 2 LAN party, which was my first time playing any Xbox game, I felt the need to save up and by the Xbox 360 and the then upcoming Halo 3.
With Destiny itself, the whole story where humanity wishes to reclaim its past glory where they had expanded to nearly every corner of their solar system, but at the same time they wants to survive against alien attacks in the last human city on Earth. As a sci-fi fan I really can’t wait to see what the story has to offer.
Of course the game is going to be mostly about teaming up with friends and random people to complete missions, but I feel if Destiny hits the right balance between story and combat, this game could very well be my 2014 Game of the Year.
Destiny will be released on September 9, 2014, for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Author: Aaron Meehan
Hi, I’m the creator of SG Gaming Info. When I’m not working on my writing or creating content for this site’s YouTube channel, I like to relax and enjoy character driven story games.