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The Lazygamer Awards 2014 round up

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GOTY Round up

Wow, giving out awards is hard work. We gave out a ridiculous amount on Friday, and we know you didn’t get to read them all. So, here they are in one place for you to rage at all throughout the holidays.

First up, all our caveats. When we say something is best for a platform, it has to be exclusive to that platform. No PC games that are also playable on PS4, no Xbox games that also came to the Vita. They have to be pure exclusives. Also, only games that we reviewed were eligible for prizes. That means, if we didn’t get a review copy/unit, it doesn’t make the list, even if it is a fantastic game/device. Be sure to read the original articles for explanations and honorable mentions. Okay, here goes!

Shadow of Mordor really cleaned up, as did Dragon Age: Inquisition. Good thing Darryn and I gave them awards at E3! You can just call us Nostradamus from now on. But really, there were a few truly excellent games this year, even if the rest of the time the releases (and patches and delays) were real disappointments.

Last Updated: December 22, 2014

129 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 22, 2014 at 09:26

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE! I don’t know why.

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    • Quo Vadis?

      December 22, 2014 at 09:40

      Maybe cause you also stuck in the office? LOL

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        December 22, 2014 at 09:46

        I’m not stuck, I can leave any time I want. :/

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        • Captain JJ the engaged

          December 22, 2014 at 09:47

          It’s all in the way they tell you that you can “leave any time you want.”

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          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 09:50

            you can check out anytime you want, but you can never leave… hehehehe

          • Hammersteyn

            December 22, 2014 at 09:55

            Bwahahaha!

        • Quo Vadis?

          December 22, 2014 at 09:49

          They gave you the keys?????? I am chained to my desk. They’ll let me out just now now to go to the loo, have a smoke and then, BACK TO WORK! *sob*

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 22, 2014 at 09:53

            I actually do have keys lol. I’m usually the one who opens up in the mornings.

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 09:53

            Makes sense now. You’re than janitor!

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 09:54

            I don’t think they close our doors ever. :/

  2. Rock789

    December 22, 2014 at 09:27

    Good set of awards there. Glad DA:I and Shadow cleaned up – they totally deserved it. Shoulda had a “Best Survival Horror” category too – Alien Isolation woulda cleaned up with that one… That game is chock-full of atmosphere. πŸ™‚

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  3. Morne Nell

    December 22, 2014 at 09:37

    Must say I don’t agree with some of these awards.

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    • Captain JJ the engaged

      December 22, 2014 at 09:45

      Neither do I, especially with game of the year, but most of those definitely made it to my list of top fives.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      December 22, 2014 at 09:45

      Yeah me neither…. but the process was as democractic as possible so I guess it’s the best we could do.

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      • Morne Nell

        December 22, 2014 at 10:07

        Why is the games only those released in the last six months, there was way crappier games in the first six months. Thief comes to mind. Also think you cant rate a game if you don’t finish the game. Shadow of mordor is such a game, it start of with a bang, then it becomes boring just way to easy with limited story content. It is the one game I still need to finished because I got bored.
        Is it a good game yes, is it brilliant no. Dragon age and destiny was by far the best games I played this year. Then there was Watchdogs, the game was just overhyped but actually a good game.
        Shadow of mordor gets good ratings because the game was not hyped at all and no one knew what to expect.
        The last of us on the PS4, really? It is a remake of an old game yes it is a good game but not brilliant finished it in 3 days.
        The rating for the best game per console is a bit silly when the game is only released on that one console.

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        • Captain JJ the engaged

          December 22, 2014 at 10:12

          I agree with you 100% on Shadow of Mordor. If you check each of the separate award articles you’ll see they had honourable mentions as well.
          Personally I would’ve picked some smaller games for my top rated games, but I understand that only “AAA” games are truly acknowledged most of the time because they’re the games everyone knows about and had tons of money put into.

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          • Mandom (Umar)

            December 22, 2014 at 10:15

            Which is bullshit. Transistor is better than most AAA games this year

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:20

            I agree.
            I’ve heard transistor is amazing. It’s lying on my wishlist, waiting to be bought.

          • Mandom (Umar)

            December 22, 2014 at 10:46

            So good … dat soundtrack zomg

        • Mandom (Umar)

          December 22, 2014 at 10:23

          Can’t agree that SoM got good ratings because it was a sleeper hit and had no hype…The game actually introduces new ideas and concepts that are insanely well executed. Yes it loses steam but DA:I, Destiny, Watch Dogs….are games I personally felt brought nothing new to the table. Yes they’re reallt good, but it was just more of the same in a different wrapping. Mordor’s world was fresh, characters were interesting, Uruk and captain system was brilliant and everything felt alive, like you didn’t matter, the world kept moving. Personally, SoM is GOTY though my personal GOTY is The Evil Within

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          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:27

            I must be the only one who feels that SoM just wasn’t a fresh idea. It literally had 90% of its ideas brought over from Assassin’s Creed and Batman and given new names. Detective mode = Wraith mode etc.
            The orcs, captain system, and controlling them was a nice new approach, I will admit. But that’s all. Even the movements of the orcs were identical to those of the thugs in Batman. And the story…what story?

            It’s a great game, don’t get me wrong, but it won’t be my Goty, not even close.

          • Mandom (Umar)

            December 22, 2014 at 10:40

            I would’nt say 90 percent. It actually has a good story and lore. Especially when finding those artifacts with a story attatched..I dont know. I just felt inmersed in the world because I haven’t experienced such a world yet. WD , DA:I and even Destiny just feels sooooo samey. Like I’ve been there A thousand times before

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:47

            The lore is decent, as one would expect from LOTR, I can agree with that.
            I played a lot of Batman, so it feels like Arkham City in Mordor to me. The nice thing about it is that I jumped into Shadow of Mordor and immediately had a handle on all the controls, because they were pretty much identical to Batman’s.
            Still to play DA:I, so can’t comment there. I’m a big RPG fan though, so I probably have to get it, just can’t see me wasting all that time downloading the game through Origin.

          • Mandom (Umar)

            December 22, 2014 at 10:51

            Yeah, you will enjoy DA:I if you’re an rpg nut…Or you could buy Final Fantasy 13 for PC if you want an rpg :p

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:53

            I’m a Final Fantasy nut too πŸ™‚ So I’m a sucker even when people say I shouldn’t buy it. :/

          • Travis

            December 22, 2014 at 10:43

            WTF, sleeper hit and not overhyped! This was one of the most overhyped games this year! And to be honest this is the worst game of the year I can remember in living history, I think 2014 was in general a very bad year for games, if you compare to previous years.

          • Mandom (Umar)

            December 22, 2014 at 10:47

            There was no hype for this game prior to release. If you look at the way destiny or watch dogs were hyped, people hardly took note of this game. Once people started playing it the hype was spread tbrough word of mouth afterwards

          • Travis

            December 22, 2014 at 10:49

            Hmm, I diasgree there were so many articles etc prior to the games release and I for one vas very hyped for it until I actually saw the gameplay. But yes not as hyped as Destiny or Watch dogs but still pretty high up there.

        • Gavin Mannion

          December 22, 2014 at 10:31

          We didn’t only rate from the last 6 months, I think it just feels that way since most publishers hold back their top titles for the silly season.

          Destiny has definitely turned out to be a marmite game, I think the game is magnificent but a few of the team find it extremely boring which is why it didn’t win much.

          And we don’t rate any games (besides driving, sports etc) until they are finished. Apparently Shadow or Mordor blew people away.. it’s not my type of game though

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          • Michelle

            December 23, 2014 at 14:33

            If you’re a LOTR fan then one will enjoy SOM,I truly am enjoying it.

            Destiny is ok,graphics are stunning,but there’s just not enough excitement around it anymore,it’s just DLC now.

            AC Unity and others had a crap release due to all their bugs(my goodness),look at Drive Club,what a flop.

            Next year there will be more contenders for awards.

            But I’m happy Sunset Overdrive got in there,yay!

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          December 22, 2014 at 23:01

          best game on a console (or PC) has to be exclusive or something like Shadow of Mordor/Dragon Age could have cleaned up every category. Also, there was tons of fighting – personally, Dragon Age is my game of the year, but I still adored Shadow of Mordor (until the very end when I was less impressed). I didn’t enjoy Watch Dogs, simply didn’t get sucked into it, so it didn’t get my vote for anything.
          Plenty of games from early on in the year were nominated in categories, but didn’t win out in the end, probably because most studios save their best releases for the holiday periods.
          And then there is Destiny, the marmite of games. People either love or hate it, and it seems that the majority of us weren’t overly impressed by it.
          Oh, and remember, only games that we reviewed qualified for awards, so there were plenty of indies games that we simply didn’t get review samples of so we never got to play, review and love and then give an award.

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          • Michelle

            December 23, 2014 at 14:35

            Watchdogs was boring,I couldn’t wait to finish the game.
            Luckily I didn’t use my own money to buy it.

            I only enjoyed changing outfits and stealing cars,lmao.

  4. Greylingad

    December 22, 2014 at 09:46

    Dammit! Random.Org…. Hehe…Good games all around, no surprise though that Shadow of Mordor took it all!

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  5. oVg elfroot slayer

    December 22, 2014 at 09:50

    I have a friend at work who finished Dragon Age Origins 3 times on the PC. He was so looking forward to playing Inquisition over the holiday. He walked into BT games to pick up a copy but brokenheartedly found out that PC gamers have to download the game. He lives in a Township and has no internet connection.

    Sucks to be a gamer in this day and age.

    Are all the PC gamers forced into DRM for Inquisition? Is there no way you can just play the game off of the fcking disc?

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    • Captain JJ the engaged

      December 22, 2014 at 09:54

      I actually had no idea about this. I specifically got Shadow of Mordor hardcopy for two reasons:
      1. It was way cheaper physical copy (go figure)
      2. I don’t want to download 40Gig.

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 22, 2014 at 09:54

      MAWSTER RASE!!!

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      • Captain JJ the engaged

        December 22, 2014 at 09:55

        You shuttup! ;P

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      • Quo Vadis?

        December 22, 2014 at 09:59

        And if history is anything to go by, consoles (peasants) will very soon rule over the Mass turd race! Mwuahahahahahaa

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        • oVg elfroot slayer

          December 22, 2014 at 10:01

          I doubt it. If anything they should scrap the term Console because they are not, they are on-line PC rigs that act as a multi media device.

          The PS2 was the last true console.

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          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:02

            Agreed. Though the PS3 was actually good too. I didn’t know it had wifi for the first two years I had it, so I just put my games in and played. Ignorance is truly bliss. πŸ™‚

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 10:02

            True :/

        • Captain JJ the engaged

          December 22, 2014 at 10:01

          Like the fantastic warm welcome that the Xbone received? huehuehue

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          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 10:03

            teething problems, my friend. And once this revolution has started, it will be off with your… uh…. erm…. gamey thingamajigs?

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:05

            Teething problems? What’s that? Is it 60fps? ;P

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 10:06

            From my experience, its getting the brick to work and avoiding the red ring of death. Next, 60 fps hahahahaha

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:07

            lol

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 22, 2014 at 10:09

            To be fair, the 360 came with a 3 year warranty and the games were already 60fps back in 2007. FORZA 2 was as smooth as a babies bottom.

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 10:13

            I wouldn’t know. don’t like them racing games πŸ™‚
            I am just very pissed off with Microsoft. My brick died last Wednesday, and try as I might, I could not find a replacement part, and ended up with phoning Microsoft. I was informed that I need a serial number blah blah blah, and two days later I had a quote for a new power supply. almost 1500 ZAR! So I went out and bought myself a playstation. Screw brand loyalty.

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 22, 2014 at 10:40

            Those fat 360s put Koeberg power station to shame πŸ˜‰

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 11:05

            Put me off of buying another xbox, that’s for sure πŸ™‚

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 22, 2014 at 10:01

      #DEALWITHIT The gEAming masters have spoken. Origin is your future.

      Digital Rights Management. Whose rights does it manage? Certainly not your rights.

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      • oVg elfroot slayer

        December 22, 2014 at 10:03

        Poor chap has to save up for a console so he can play Inquisition.

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      • Captain JJ the engaged

        December 22, 2014 at 10:04

        Origin se moer.

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      December 22, 2014 at 10:10

      Sure there is a crack out

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      • oVg elfroot slayer

        December 22, 2014 at 10:12

        He does not do pirate gaming, but is still penalized for being an Honest gamer by being forced into DRM.

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        • Mandom (Umar)

          December 22, 2014 at 10:14

          Hell, I used to buy PC games and download a crack. I’ll be damned if a company doesn’t want me to play my SP game because I can’t be online

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 22, 2014 at 10:15

            He has to download the whole game, which probably clocks in at around 30 to 40GB given current trends.

          • Mandom (Umar)

            December 22, 2014 at 10:16

            Oh F**** I misread that….wtf….why would a retail version of a game ask you to DL it…….

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 22, 2014 at 10:17

            Exactly. You buy an empty DVD cover lol. WTF is the point.

          • Spy Master Tokashi

            December 22, 2014 at 11:07

            BTgames is doing something very dodgy. I have a strong feeling they use steam and origin codes and sell them with a profit and you might get it cheaper just going to steam or origin and buy it from them.

          • Spy Master Tokashi

            December 22, 2014 at 10:54

            It is weird from BTGames because I ordered my copy from Kalahari and it had 5 install discs and I only had to download a very small patch of 100mb…

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 22, 2014 at 10:59

            All out of stock πŸ™ So there is a PC version that has install discs?

          • Spy Master Tokashi

            December 22, 2014 at 11:04

            yeah. If you want to use a delivery website, I found kalahari or takealot.

            Also, get Incredible Connection’s number that is close to you and call them. For some reason they managed to have copies in the storerooms πŸ™‚

        • Spy Master Tokashi

          December 22, 2014 at 10:50

          I do not see it as illegal to buy the game and then crack it to play it offline. He still supported the company to the fullest. it is their problem if they do not support people who does not have internet connections and people have to find other ways to get around it.

          I had to do it with Assassins Creed 4, Ukak kept breaking my game after every update and I had to download a crack to fix it but I still paid for the game.

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          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:51

            Uplay’s main function at this time is to promote piracy.

          • Spy Master Tokashi

            December 22, 2014 at 10:53

            The honest people who buy UPlay becomes “privateers” ? Pirates do not give back… is that a good word for people buy games but crack it to get it to work ? πŸ™‚

  6. Red Apple Technologies

    December 22, 2014 at 09:52

    • Hammersteyn

      December 22, 2014 at 09:58

      @Admiral_Chief:disqus?@rincethis:disqus? They is on vacation

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      • Captain JJ the engaged

        December 22, 2014 at 09:58

        Unreliable basterds ;P

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        • Quo Vadis?

          December 22, 2014 at 10:00

          Hey Cap, shouldn’t you be swinging the ban hammer now????? Just asking πŸ˜€

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  7. Hammersteyn

    December 22, 2014 at 09:54

    “we know you didn’t get to read them all.” lol noobs

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    • Captain JJ the engaged

      December 22, 2014 at 09:54

      LOL

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 22, 2014 at 10:05

      Fake gaming award article readers.

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  8. Hammersteyn

    December 22, 2014 at 10:06

    Really thought Destiny would win something at least. 209 hours in and still playing. My other two characters are probably 30 hours each extra I think

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    • Rock789

      December 22, 2014 at 10:56

      I truly loved Destiny… But I think it may be just that – past tense (though I hope that’s not the case).

      I finally finished Far Cry 4 on Friday (good, fun game. But crumbiest ending in a LONG time… Just a big disappointment! Seriously, I mean wtf?!), so decided to start the Dark Below dlc this weekend… Stopped playing after the first mission – it just didn’t grab me. And honestly didn’t feel like grinding in the normal game (went on patrol for 15 minutes and just decided this is not for me…). So I just stopped the game… Carried on and finished “The Walking Dead – Season 1” again instead.

      Either I’m not feeling it anymore or I just REALLY didn’t feel like playing Destiny this weekend… Will try again later – but not for a while. Now I’m looking forward to finally playing “The Walking Dead – Season 2” and getting properly stuck into Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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      • Hammersteyn

        December 22, 2014 at 11:22

        The new strikes (just two of them *sigh) is fun. Plus going to level 31 which is quick really helps with the difficulty. I basically do bounties and daily story mission now. Plus I need to get the max faction rank with Eris. It is still as repetitive as always, but I cant stop playing. I do all this every day just for the strange coins and ascendant materials in case I ever do the raid. Plus I do it to build up a stockpile for the next DLC.
        Other than that I’m playing black flag for the first time. Not so much assassination but more swash buckling which is really fun.

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        • Rock789

          December 22, 2014 at 11:40

          I was doing the same for months – doing the daily missions and bounties everyday to get materials and upgrade the kit I got from finishing the Raid. Even wanted to start from scratch with a new character… And I’ve honestly loved every second I’ve spent with Destiny (although more than a little annoyed by some of the limitations that Bungie impose, which I feel are ridiculous and don’t make sense…). But this weekend was the first time that I played and literally thought “I have more interesting things to play… I just don’t feel like the grind”.

          Like I mentioned, hopefully this is just fleeting. A part of me really wants to get back into it (and try the new Raid). But maybe I’m all “Destiny’ed out” for now. Will definitely come back to it to finish the dlc (apparently it’s no more than 2 or so hours of extra gameplay, when it comes to story missions). Just gonna enjoy my other, story-based games for now… Me thinks I needs a good story, Precious! πŸ™‚

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        • CAE9872

          December 22, 2014 at 18:07

          I noticed you playing it! Its a damn good game. Sailing the 7 seas is brilliant.

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  9. Mandom (Umar)

    December 22, 2014 at 10:09

    The only thing this list has done is solidified my theory that I am the only person in earth that doesn’t like Dragon Age

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 22, 2014 at 10:10

      I don’t like it. But then again I don’t like TLOU either.

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      • Mandom (Umar)

        December 22, 2014 at 10:12

        Well at least I’m not alone….I really don’t think DA:I deserves such massive praise…great game but seems its flaws are constantly being overlooked

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        • oVg elfroot slayer

          December 22, 2014 at 10:20

          I was never a top down fan having never grown up on PCs and only got halfway into origins before loosing interest.

          I just finished Inquisition on 105hours at level 25. I am now on my second play. IT smells of Mass Effect 3 all over. That is a good thing πŸ™‚

          I play on EASY, casual hack and slash with a fat bastard sword that sheens in the sunlight covered in speckled blood. HELL, I am starting to sound like Morrigan now πŸ™‚

          Gamer choice is what Bioware is known for. Choose your play style and KILL ALL ELFROOT.

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          • Mandom (Umar)

            December 22, 2014 at 10:25

            Lolol don’t get me wrong, I understand why people like it. The combat was just too dull for me and the story and characters felt like fluff. But the amount of choice is staggering though. Which is what most people loved

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 22, 2014 at 10:33

            I prefer this combat to that of Skyrim. You fell as though you are doing something. You just need to find a good balance in managing team status.

            Or just play on Easy and do a Shadow of Mordor by running around as a tank.

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:35

            I’m playing Kingdoms of Amalur at the moment (at the recommendation from my fiancΓ©) and I must say that the combat system in that game is excellent. It can be challenging, but it can be just as relaxed.
            SoM had some nice combat as well, and of course Witcher is just pure awesome.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 22, 2014 at 10:39

            I found that got a bit dull, think the game as a whole is just too long for its own good. After a while it just got too easy & repetitive. Although that could have something to do with me doing the DLCs half way through the main game & then being overpowered when I went back to the main campaign.

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:42

            I did a mission of the one DLC yesterday…maybe the same might happen to me now. :/
            I can see how it can get repetitive, I really can. So far though it’s a nice change from what I’ve playing lately though, which is probably why I’m loving it so much.
            It’s so light and in a way very typical old school RPG at times – a nice change from all the dark games I’ve been playing recently. Call it my Christmas spirit game πŸ™‚

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 22, 2014 at 10:45

            I started Van Helsing yesterday… and spent just over 5 hours on it. That game is so cool. So far I’ve gotten to the hideout in Borgova. I would have played more, but I had to stop & braai. πŸ˜‰

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:48

            Dat Van Helsing man. It’s the best RPG I’ve played this year. Honestly. Going to do a second playthrough with a friend in the new year. Want to give the co-op a try.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 22, 2014 at 10:50

            I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface of the skill trees, equipment modding & stuff. I just hit stuff with Excalibur.

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:52

            It’s such a full and long game. And it feels like an old school RPG. Proof that you don’t need a huge budget and a big name to make a great game.

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 22, 2014 at 10:53

            I am pissed off that I never got to play that. It was Bananas game of the 7th gen. Also Dragons Dogma is another one that eluded me πŸ™

          • Spy Master Tokashi

            December 22, 2014 at 10:59

            Dragons Dogma is awesome, if that games comes out on PS4 then I will buy a PS4 just for that.

            Fighting epic bosses in full HD … F**** my mind will be blown away

          • Rock789

            December 22, 2014 at 10:59

            Ah KoA… I never actually finished it. Got about 40 hours in and then got distracted by another game (can’t remember what) and simply never went back. Been meaning to, though. I really need to finish it sometime (damn you game backlog!!)

          • Spy Master Tokashi

            December 22, 2014 at 10:58

            combat of skyrim !! πŸ™‚ ewww there is nothing special about that it is so dull.

            Mount & Blade Warband got the best combat mechanics for a fantasy game where you have to fight with swords etc.

            I wish someone would just implement that in a proper RPG

      • Quo Vadis?

        December 22, 2014 at 10:21

        I am struggling my ass off with TLOU. I bought it on Friday, and I am simply getting nowhere. Its waaaaay too hard :'(

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        • oVg elfroot slayer

          December 22, 2014 at 10:25

          Always play Narrative games on Easy first, learn the mechanics, the AI, and improve the pacing. Thats what I did. I went up each level on each play.

          Grounded Mode turned the game into a totally different beast.

          When I first started the game it took me awhile to figure out that you can totally ignore your NPCs, they can make as much noise and walk into line of site of the enemy as possible but it is actually a single player game that has extra characters move along with you. Like Bioshock Infinite, Ellie is just there for Narrative.

          ENJOY, the game will become part of your soul when you nail it.

          It is Resident Evil 4.

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          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 10:37

            I think I am just a crappy gamer. I didn’t know if there were levels of severity on TLOU. Also struggling with Borderlands: The Pre- Sequel. I am just no good at it. The only games I am making heads or tails of, are Bioshock Infinite and GTA V.

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 22, 2014 at 10:38

            Don’t worry man. If I had to play FPS with a controller you would run circles around me.
            But games like Shadow of Mordor and Batman are just so much better with a controller.

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 11:06

            Run??? I am struggling to walk in Borderlands. I am just past the first mission, and I’ve already fought twice for my life!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 22, 2014 at 11:07

            Maybe you should play the Telltale Borderlands adventure game instead N00B! πŸ˜€

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 11:10

            why you little…. yea maybe you’re right :'(
            Hell I am so disappointed. I have waited for that game for so long, and I play like an idiot hahahahaha

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 22, 2014 at 11:22

            Practice makes perfect.

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 12:45

            Practice makes high blood pressure >:o

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 22, 2014 at 11:22

            LOL that requires far too much hand eye co-ordination. Fuuuuuck I spent an hour trying to get out of the pharmacy all because I missed seeing a stupid brick.

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 22, 2014 at 10:42

            Sip your game like a fine wine. While the reviewers clocked the game at 16hours I finished it in 28hours on Easy. No rush.

            After 120hours In the game I now clock GROUNDED MODE in 15hours.

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 11:07

            man, I am just struggling to kill those bad guys. Ammo is at a premium, and I have run out of health packs. I don’t know what I am doing wrong

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 22, 2014 at 11:08

            Hitting them? πŸ˜‰

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 11:08

            More like being hit, and then hitting them with a fluffy toy. Or it appears that way to me right now ;P

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 22, 2014 at 11:18

            I want this T

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 22, 2014 at 11:15

            Try sneaking. On Grounded Mode you are forced to sneak as you are only allowed 2rounds in the gun.

            Trial by Death, It would take me and hour just to find a good sneaking routing for an area like the docks, sit and wait and watch the movement patterns, they are always the same.

            Or stop smoking the weed and make the most of the 60fps by aiming your reticule at the enemy πŸ˜›

          • Hammersteyn

            December 22, 2014 at 11:23

            I used a hit them stomp them technique which seemed to work if there isn’t too many clickers around

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 22, 2014 at 12:44

            well, any tips would be helpful right now hahahaha

    • Captain JJ the engaged

      December 22, 2014 at 10:22

      I enjoyed the first. But didn’t like any of the others (haven’t played Inquisition yet though).

      Reply

      • Mandom (Umar)

        December 22, 2014 at 10:26

        Loved loved the first. Not a fan of the latest

        Reply

  10. QuatermainZA

    December 22, 2014 at 11:25

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 22, 2014 at 11:29

      It seems to be one of those that reviewers love but the public feels very mixed about. Steam is basically 50/50 & there’s a lot of 20+ hours negative reviews.

      Reply

      • Spy Master Tokashi

        December 22, 2014 at 13:17

        Well, people paid for a full game price that is actually a DLC … what did they expect o_O

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          December 22, 2014 at 13:26

          Know what surprised me this morning? I saw Awesomenauts was on special for a dollar. I’ve got that but never bothered with the DLCs, so checked out its store page. All the DLC for the game, which is mostly just skins, will cost you $79. That’s with the bulk of it having a 50% discount. Insanity.

          Reply

  11. Michelle

    December 23, 2014 at 14:27

    Yay Sunset Overdrive got best XB1 game,which it deserves,absolutely fun game.
    Shadow of Mordor got best new-gen game*claps hands* brilliant game, well deserved(must still finish it though,doing all the side quests).

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      December 23, 2014 at 16:17

      It’s gets more and more fin the more abilities you unlock. Shadow Strike and branding are the top two for me.

      Reply

  12. Rock789

    December 24, 2014 at 10:02

    Hello? Anyone else still stuck at work on Christmas Eve? **sniff**

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 24, 2014 at 11:17

      For the next 40 minutes, yes. πŸ˜‰

      Reply

      • Rock789

        December 24, 2014 at 11:21

        At least I’m not the only one… πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ Counting down the seconds…

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      December 24, 2014 at 11:56

      Yup. Still here

      Reply

  13. Travi the Batman

    December 26, 2014 at 06:37

    Honestly? This was a shit year in games. Apart from like a few good one’s like Shadow of Mordor, Far Cry 4 and maybe Civ: Beyond Earth, I can’t think of anything that was.. well, new.
    I mean, look at the best PS4 game. A remaster. A good remaster, but nevertheless a remaster. But this year did feel like the same old crap with more bullshit excuses from AAA devs for having “not enough power to run 1080p and 60fps”, idiocy from the gaming press all over and STILL NO HALF-LIFE 3. FUCK, ALL WE GOT WAS A SOFT-LAUNCH OF SOURCE 2.

    TL;DR
    2014 was a shit year in games. Nothing too memorable. Just the same bullshit with new lighting effects as 2012 and 2013.

    Reply

  14. Johann Coetzee

    December 28, 2014 at 21:47

    No best MMO?

    Reply

  15. Craig Sloan

    December 29, 2014 at 13:28

    The day an AC game beats a Dark souls game for an award of best game ( on last gen ) is when you done f’d it up.

    Reply

  16. Ghost In The Rift

    January 1, 2015 at 07:44

    Happy New Year Lazy Team and Gamers,the wait is on for this years releases,will we get the ps5 and xbox two or who knows this year,lets find out.:-P

    Reply

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