Will 2014 be the best year of gaming?

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#1 Edited by Gama_Forever (2645 posts) -

Destiny, Treyarch's COD, new Halo, Titanfall, Infamous, The Crew, The Division, The Witcher 3. Honestly, these are all games that I would buy off-top for sure, Day One barring The Crew. Seriously. There hasn't been this much promise in a long time.

#2 Posted by drekula2 (1906 posts) -

Don't forget about Dark Souls, Smash Bros and Zelda U. And probably some GTA V DLC.

#3 Edited by Jacanuk (4222 posts) -

Destiny, Treyarch's COD, new Halo, Titanfall, Infamous, The Crew, The Division, The Witcher 3. Honestly, these are all games that I would buy off-top for sure, Day One barring The Crew. Seriously. There hasn't been this much promise in a long time.

I dont see anything there that makes 2014 anything more special than 2013 or 12

So nah i dont think 2014 will be particular interesting , i think 2015 and 16 will be more interesting when the dev´s have gotten their hands on the new consoles and have begun to learn to take advantage of their power.

#4 Posted by c_rakestraw (14605 posts) -

Given Dark Souls 2 comes out that year, it may very well be.

#5 Posted by Jacanuk (4222 posts) -

@c_rake said:

Given Dark Souls 2 comes out that year, it may very well be.

You and your dark Souls :D

#6 Posted by sukraj (22133 posts) -

some big hitters in 2014.

#7 Edited by The_Last_Ride (70678 posts) -

2002, 2011 and 2013 have been my favorite years so far, but i can't really tell if next year will be that big. We haven't got enough games that have a set date next year to truly be the best year ever. Maybe this time next year we can judge

#8 Posted by Lucianu (9351 posts) -

Oh sure, just like every other single year that's been mentioned as 'the best year in gaming' since i can remember.

#9 Edited by The_Last_Ride (70678 posts) -

@Lucianu said:

Oh sure, just like every other single year that's been mentioned as 'the best year in gaming' since i can remember.

Last year wasn't one of the best to be honest. People were either finishing up their games for this year or working on next gen

#10 Edited by CamoBullo (721 posts) -

Any year is a "best year" if a new Smash Bros is coming out. So, yes, it will be.

Also, Dark Souls 2 and hopefully Monster Hunter 4.

#11 Posted by Lucianu (9351 posts) -

@Lucianu said:

Oh sure, just like every other single year that's been mentioned as 'the best year in gaming' since i can remember.

Last year wasn't one of the best to be honest. People were either finishing up their games for this year or working on next gen

It was for me with games like Torchlight 2, Legend of Grimrock, Tribes: Ascend, The Walking Dead episodes and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Overall though, i'd say 1998 and 2004 are tied as the best years in gaming ever. I don't think any other year can touch the amount of classics released in '98 and '04.

#12 Edited by ReddestSkies (4087 posts) -

Every year, a bunch of people post threads wondering if it will be the best EVAR.

And halfway through every year, a bunch of people post threads wondering if it's the worst EVAR.

And chances are, those year will never be as good as 1998/99, and never as bad as 1983.

#13 Posted by Webslotplayer (5 posts) -

Probably 2014 year will present a lot of stunning games but it will be not the best.

#14 Posted by Jd1680a (5921 posts) -

2014 could be the best year for gaming since 2007 year. We just have to wait and see.

#15 Edited by iampenguin (223 posts) -

Yes for me it will. It will be the first time I get a console in the first year of it's release.

#16 Posted by Metamania (11971 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@c_rake said:

Given Dark Souls 2 comes out that year, it may very well be.

You and your dark Souls :D

He's been a fan of Dark Souls and I believe Demon's Souls for as long as I can remember. There's a good reason as to why that game is incredibly popular with folks like him. :)

#17 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70678 posts) -

@Lucianu said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@Lucianu said:

Oh sure, just like every other single year that's been mentioned as 'the best year in gaming' since i can remember.

Last year wasn't one of the best to be honest. People were either finishing up their games for this year or working on next gen

It was for me with games like Torchlight 2, Legend of Grimrock, Tribes: Ascend, The Walking Dead episodes and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Overall though, i'd say 1998 and 2004 are tied as the best years in gaming ever. I don't think any other year can touch the amount of classics released in '98 and '04.

Well yeah, to be honest it's kind of your own personal taste in the end. For me FFX alone made 02 the best year in gaming, but it also had some other great games. 2011 had games like arkham city, skyrim, uncharted 3, etc. This year also seems to be one of the best years with 3 games in contention in being perhaps the best games this generation even

#18 Posted by c_rakestraw (14605 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@c_rake said:

Given Dark Souls 2 comes out that year, it may very well be.

You and your dark Souls :D

He's been a fan of Dark Souls and I believe Demon's Souls for as long as I can remember. There's a good reason as to why that game is incredibly popular with folks like him. :)

Your memory must be limited then. I've only been a fan since last year.

And didn't you say you were gonna give Dark Souls another shot? Whatever happened to that?

#19 Edited by Jacanuk (4222 posts) -

@c_rake said:
@Metamania said:

@Jacanuk said:

@c_rake said:

Given Dark Souls 2 comes out that year, it may very well be.

You and your dark Souls :D

He's been a fan of Dark Souls and I believe Demon's Souls for as long as I can remember. There's a good reason as to why that game is incredibly popular with folks like him. :)

Your memory must be limited then. I've only been a fan since last year.

And didn't you say you were gonna give Dark Souls another shot? Whatever happened to that?

What is it you find so good about it?

#20 Posted by Archangel3371 (15361 posts) -

Yes I believe it will be. As far as I'm concerned gaming has pretty much been progressively getting better every year with perhaps the odd year here and there.

#21 Edited by t1striker (1549 posts) -

Given that gaming has progressively gotten worse every year since this gen started(contrary to what the above poster says) probably not, but hopefully it will at least take a turn for the better.

#22 Edited by The_Last_Ride (70678 posts) -

Given that gaming has progressively gotten worse every year since this gen started(contrary to what the above poster says) probably not, but hopefully it will at least take a turn for the better.

really? Why do you say that? It's gotten better in my opinion, though the business practices suck though

#23 Edited by Randolph (10470 posts) -

I don't think so, not until I see the totality of what's coming in 2014, what we have so far is good enough, but not quite great, and definitely not best EVAR. Not yet.

#24 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

Given Dark Souls 2 comes out that year, it may very well be.

I was going to say that too.

I was invited to the Dark Souls II beta but unfortunately I had to work the only time it was playable.

Imagine my excitement to get that invite followed by complete and total disappointment, within minutes from each other. Heartbreaking.

#25 Edited by Dog (37 posts) -

2013 was pretty damn good. Best part? It's still not close to finishing and there's nice list of titles yet to come. The only titles I'm looking forward to next year are Titanfall, The Witcher 3, and the inevitable PC version of GTAV.

#26 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -

@Metamania said:

@Jacanuk said:

@c_rake said:

Given Dark Souls 2 comes out that year, it may very well be.

You and your dark Souls :D

He's been a fan of Dark Souls and I believe Demon's Souls for as long as I can remember. There's a good reason as to why that game is incredibly popular with folks like him. :)

Your memory must be limited then. I've only been a fan since last year.

And didn't you say you were gonna give Dark Souls another shot? Whatever happened to that?

DS noob. :P

And now I am coming to you for help. I forgot so much.

#27 Posted by ZEYAAM898 (1921 posts) -

If I save enough for an MSI R9 280X, then yeah sure!

#28 Posted by KillzoneSnake (1693 posts) -

With the games you listed it looks like a bad year. I'm hoping MGSV, The Evil Within, Last Guardian, and Naughty Dogs next gen game are all out next year.

#29 Posted by Metamania (11971 posts) -

@Metamania said:

@Jacanuk said:

@c_rake said:

Given Dark Souls 2 comes out that year, it may very well be.

You and your dark Souls :D

He's been a fan of Dark Souls and I believe Demon's Souls for as long as I can remember. There's a good reason as to why that game is incredibly popular with folks like him. :)

Your memory must be limited then. I've only been a fan since last year.

And didn't you say you were gonna give Dark Souls another shot? Whatever happened to that?

Work has been getting in the way of that and a lot of games that I want to play, but can't do it. It's either work or laziness out of my part these days.

#30 Posted by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

Destiny, Treyarch's COD, new Halo, Titanfall, Infamous, The Crew, The Division, The Witcher 3. Honestly, these are all games that I would buy off-top for sure, Day One barring The Crew. Seriously. There hasn't been this much promise in a long time.

I don't really know much about these games... I'm basically done with Halo. The Division will probably be cool.

I think it'll be a really good year for film though