The crew of The Gamer’s Lounge has gotten together and discussed our game of the year picks. To some of us, our GOTY candidates were epic 60 hour RPGs, for others it was new IPs destined to change the face of gaming, and for some of us our choices were games that flew under the radar. 2014 was truly a great year for gaming for every platform.
The gang's all here for the final episode of the year. This week we talk about our favorite games we played this year, Assassins Creed, Far Cry 4, Dragon Age, Little Big Planet, Destiny, Amiibo's and more!
In November 2013, Darren Wall began a Kickstarter to fund the ultimate documentary art book to celebrate 25 years of the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. In less than 48 hours, he had reached his goal of £30,000 ($47,000). By the time the Kickstarter ended on December 9th, over 2,000 backers had pledged £98,000 ($154,000) to the project. Published by Read Only Memory, this collected works is not only the definitive history of the Mega Drive/Genesis, but the best book about video games I have ever seen.
Syberia is a decade-old PC point-and-click game that hit well on PC for it's engaging storyline. It has since spawned a second game in the series, and a third reportedly comes out next year. Potentially to increase knowledge of the series in time for the new release, Syberia has been ported to the PlayStation 3, giving a new user base a chance to experience this unique adventure.
December 6th 2014 was Sony's first ever event for fans, the Playstation Experience. This is Sony's very own annual E3 like event where fans can come and check out the latest and upcoming games for the Playstation family of systems. Jeremy Fisher breaks down the some of highlights from Sony's Playstation Experience Keynote.
Lately, inkle has been putting out some quality "games" for mobile platforms, playing a digital edition of the oldschool Choose Your Own Adventure books. With the highly acclaimed Sorcery series and 80 Days under their belt, they take a shot at the swashbuckling high seas with Down Among the Dead Men. Is this matey worth the doubloons to have 'er be a crew hand on your ship, or should they be walking the plank? Click in for a review.
Stealth Inc sneaks away from the consoles that the original game was on for the Wii U exclusive sequel. Stealth Inc 2 steals a few classic gameplay styles from oldschool NES games, landing in the Metroidvania template. Is it worth it for a fan of the original to slip their way into the Wii U camp? Ryan Johnson of The Gamer's Lounge weighs in.
As a goblin whose sharpest weapon is his scathing tongue, Styx needs to fly under the radar, much as his game has flown due to the giant marketing campaigns of AAA developers. Styx has a bag of tricks worth opening up, and fans of traditional hardcore gameplay will be pleasantly surprised.
A few months ago, I got a copy of the original I've Got to Run for the Wii U to review. While I didn't see much in terms of overall excitement, it became a recommended purchase due to the overall cheap price and the fact that it hooked my son more than Mario Kart 8 for a while. The game's "Complete Edition" now heads to the Wii U's handheld sibling, albeit at a higher price point. It it worth your time to hop along the kitchen counters again?
This week gamers have seen a lot of misprints and scams at big name retailers across the country. As gamers on budgets we love to find a good deal but when people take it so far that companies are forced to change their price matching policies it hurts every consumer.