It might not be as prominent as years before, but the independent scene is still the best place to look for the most innovative, creatively-free and outstanding titles that gaming has to offer. This year was no different, with hundreds of studios around the world creating memorable titles to make their mark on the industry. But, unsurprisingly, the best of the best came from someone everyone knows pretty well.
And the winner is…Transistor!
Supergiant Games set themselves an extremely high bar when they released Bastion, but Transistor manages to grab it and, in some ways, pull itself over. At a glance, you might think it’s just a re-skinned do over, but Transistor retains the best of what Supergiant games does while bringing some new ideas to the table.
A gorgeous, unique setting, a tragically moving tale and an incredible turn-based combat system all make up part of Transistor’s repertoire, which are all beautifully woven together to create one of the standout games of the year. And let’s not forget about that soundtrack, which I still have playing on repeat nearly everyday. Truly stellar stuff.
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Last Updated: December 19, 2014