Well, 2014 has came and went, we’ve been though some things, we all way some awesome releases, Microsoft and Sony continues to be at each other’s throats, not paying any heed to Nintendo, and, well, there has been good games for that year. So I’m here to cover 10 of them, that of course, I have played, so no Sunset Overdrive, no Halo 5, and especially no Five Nights At Freddy’s!
Note that I haven’t review those that are on this list yet, but I’ll get to those in due time. Plus, this top 10‘s also going to include Virtual Console games, so there’s some retro in it, but I don’t have any good batteries for my Wiimote, so no Duck Hunt. And finally, I never really have played much bad games, so if I haven’t made a Top 5 Worst Games I played list by the time you read this, and it’s 2015 already, then you know that I don’t have any bad games I played in recent memory in mind.So, with that out, let’s get to the countdown.
#10. The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll
Now, let me explain: I always wanted to review the Denpa Men trilogy as a whole, but I haven’t got the ability to look at this trilogy and review it all, so I’m just going to say it: It’s a good trilogy, fairly decent. Genius Sonority wanted to break themselves from the 3D Pokemon games, so they decided to create a series of games where you capture randomly generated, colorized people from Internet hotspots on the quest to help the hero (also randomly generated), to save Crystal, the face of the series. The trilogy’s gameplay is your pretty standard affair in terms of JRPGs, except that the Denpas you capture have differing attributes, antennas, heads and sizes, meaning that no one Denpa are the same. And yes, Genius Sonority’s also adding something new, like transferring from one Denpa Men game to the next, a Colosseum mode, and in this game renting Denpas and buying items from other players, but the Colosseum mode’s AI from opposing Denpa teams registered online, depending on their equipmnent, will always target the support before everyone else, which ruins it unless they get it fixed. Even with that flaw, it’s up on the number 10 slot.
#9. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
This game was the perfect way for me to come back to game reviewing, as my series was pretty much dead after not updating and constant addictions. I also wanted to point out that I have a niche for DC Comics, and that this is the first game (along with the digital copy of another game on this list) that I got with the Wii U, and before it was connected to the Internet. Yes, I gave it a 24, so why this low on the list? Because this is a Top 10, so shadaap! If you played the Arkham games, you probably already knew what I am talking about: Awesome gameplay, a riveting story, upgrades and collectible trophies, and even DLC from the previous version on consoles available straight from the get-go! It’s a great game to pick up, especially for the Wii U version. I don’t recommend downloading it if you don;t have external drives with you, because the game’s file size is big.
#8. Nintendo Land
I had a hard time picking number 8, so I went with this game. Anyways, Nintendo Land was the game packaged with the Delux Wii U, before tossed aside for NSMBU. This game’s presentation is nice, it’s about the first Nintendo game to be in HD, and it introduced us to another character for the IP: Monita. The 12 attractions are fun, but where they stack up against each other will be in it’s own episode, but let’s just say: some look more loyal to the original source. Seeing that Europe’s lucky to not pull off Nintendo Land from the European Wii U eShop, you should go through secondhand stores to find a physical copy of it.
#7. Wii Sports Club
Okay, alright, so this game isn’t technically from 2014, it just came out in 2013, but it did get a physical release, so you don’t have to pay $3 for 24 hours of playtime on it, but seeing that I played it during the free trials, and seeing that I played the original Wii Sports titles before, as well as Wii Sports Resort, let’s say that my reflections of Wii Sports, with the WiiMotion Plus utilities of Resort, do seem to reflect there. I love that they added online play to the games, you get to join clubs, write banter messages for Miiverse, play more minigames, and gain stamps, it’s like an upgrade from the original game! Okay, since I’m giving that game praise, I guess I’ve give it a score. What’s my score for this game? 23.
Welp, here it is a Virtual Console game that on the list, and this game’s a Club Nintendo 2014 Plaitnum title I chose. Sure, I should have picked something like DKCR3D or Game & Wario, but I couldn’t decide. So I sucked my gut in a chose Earthbound, just so I can show support for the fans of the Mother Trilogy. How the Christ am I supposed to play this? The gameplay’s like other RPG, but with twists! Instead of fighting monsters and demons, you fight street thugs, cultists, floating inanimate objects, and aliens. And instead of consuming potions and wielding broadswords, you consume kebabs and burgers and wield bats, yo-yos and frying pans! Earthbound is unique not in the gameplay, but the presentation and story as well! If you haven’t bought Earthbound, what the hell’s wrong with you?
#5. Injustice: Gods Among Us
Yep, here’s the second DC Comics title I own, this time digitally, and one that I had interests in! This is the second fighting game I owned in a Nintendo console, the first being Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom. ...Okay, I lied, the real first fighter I owned on a Nintendo console was Naruto: Clash of Ninja 1 for Gamecube. Anywho, Injustice is a fun 1-v-1 fighter with DC characters created by Netherrealm Studios, the same group of developers from Midway that created the Mortal Kombat games. Combos and super moves are from each character, like Superman’s heat beam, Wonder Woman’s lasso, The Flash’s speed- I mean, I am not a comic book nerd, so I can’t be able to explain everything there is to expect from Injustice, so buy it yourself! There’s also DLC like 4 more unlockable characters (6 on other versions, I don’t know why), and various costumes from the comics of their origins. It’s a fun value, so check it out, and download them.
#4. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
This is the other game that I got with the Wii U, and it’s the HD remake of the original Wind Waker. Many people bitched about this game, or rather the original, mainly because of the cell-shaded art design and the design of Link, as well as all this sailing around, trying to get from place to place, forgetting that the Zelda titles are all about exploration and puzzling, and sailing on the Great Sea is not supposed to be pointed out as a tedious romp and blah blah blah! When you look at it’s supposed ‘flaws’ some Zelda fans claimed on it, it’s still the fun Zelda game that breaks ground. I’m still going to review this as well, so the details are also going to be in it’s own episode.
#3. Tomodachi Life
I already explained everything in my review of it, so I’ll try and be brief about this. Tomodachi Life is the game Mi fans had been waiting since it’s own Nintendo Direct in May, because Nintendo were finally able to bring this game to the west after getting a certain software for the Mii voices to speak in English. You bring your Miis over to your island, you feed them, they hang out, fall in love, get into fights, have weird dreams, get married, have babies, make friends, and all of the other things Humans do in real life! It gave our Miis life and personality, and it’s a really cute title! Sure it’s not much, but it really is! :3
#2. Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
I wanted to review a Pokemon game in YEARS since I started BVRA, and ever since I got my 3DS. It’s been WAY overdue, but I finally done it! I’ve talked enough about ORAS in my review, and it’s probably going to linger throughout the future of Pokemon games: The Fairy typing, the Mega Evolutions and Primal Reversions, the PSS, everything! So watch my review of it to get full details.
Before I just ‘say’ something about Number 1, let’s recap, like I did with my Top 10 Females from 2012.
#10. The Denpa Men 3
#9. Batman: Arkham City
#8. Nintendo Land
#7. Wii Sports Club
#4. Wind Waker HD
#3. Tomodachi Life
#1. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS
...Do I really need to say anything? This game is so legendary, I’m just going to give it it’s own special episode. So make sure you look out for it.
And that’s it for my Top 10 Best Games I Played in 2014. Let’s all wait for New Years Eve and watch the ball drop for the awakening of 2015. Hey, who know? Maybe during that year, we might ge our very first flying car and hoverboard, like they are in Back To The Future 2!