Thinking of picking up Tomb Raider Definitive Edition because, well, why the hell not?! It looks gorgeous, it’s 60fps and I need something to keep me entertained till next month besides my random adventure in trying to get back into The Secret World, which you’ll be hearing more about alter. Are you guys interested in seeing some gameplay footage (say like 30 mins) of the PS4 version to be posted?
Honorable Mention: Telltale’s The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us
It seemed unfair to place these on the list, with both games having only their first episode up and nothing more. Though, it also seemed equally unfair to not mention them at all for various reasons. Both episodes of each respective game run at about 3 hours roughly, but they pack as much emotion, action, and character development in those hours than most full priced retail blockbusters. The Walking Dead even had it’s first season to build off of, making the debut of their second season highly anticipated by fans. The success of The Waking Dead even trickled into their new title, The Wolf Among Us, a game based on the Fables comic that maybe not everyone was familiar with going into. Telltale has found their sweet spot and they’ve been doing their thing well, with the future holding the rest of The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, Borderlands and Game of Thrones… next year is looking like it will be heavy with Telltale and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
2013 was a pretty great year for gaming and 2014 brings the promise of more amazing games, best of all, on brand new shiny consoles. As with any closing of the year, I always like to look back and reflect on some of the better gaming experiences of the year. Here’s my list in no particular order.