By Jennifer Tan AKA Mrs Fett
Now that we have established the next gen consoles, and their issues, 2014 leaves a vast playground for breakthrough technology in gaming. After comparing some of the highly anticipated titles for 2014, I broke down the top ten titles worth pre-ordering, playing, and possibly losing sleep over.
Titan Fall. Supersoldiers and giant mechs go head to head in this frenetic shooter, letting players effortlessly jump in and out of mega war machines while blasting away your enemies. Claiming much of the attention at E3, hopefully this title will earn its keep in the Top 10 of 2014.
DESTINY. Bungie delivers us the first post-Halo title, and the anticipation is killing everyone! With teaser videos and advanced multiplayer engines, Destiny will hopefully provide the multiplayer experience that fully and truly grasps the power of the Xbox One.
Infamous: Second Son. Good, bad, either way, you’re a bad-ass with lightening coursing through your body. A new system, a new story, and a new controller interface are sure to make this title a sell out!
Watchdogs. The title was set to release in holidays 2013, since it was pushed back, it’s made the list for 2014. Set in a world controlled by devices and surveillance, players are encouraged to wreak havoc.
Mario Kart 8. Yes, even the Wii-U has a title worth waiting for. A new character, new maps, and new ways to cause absolute chaos while you kart your way through new ever-changing maps and worlds!
Dark Souls II. Ugh, this game. Its glutton for punishment to those of us dedicated, or stupid enough to go through the stress, and joyful anxiety this game produces. The result? A level of satisfaction never to be achieved in another game.
Metal Gear Solid 5. Part 1 of a 2-part game, this is actually the prolog to the after release, Phantom Pain (Release TBD) The title will serve as a tutorial, on new mechanics, game features, and preparation. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Hideo Kojima.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This RPG is for the more Mature Character Aficionado. Set in a world bigger than Skyrim (seriously? someone get me a hot pocket, i’m going to be here a while. Like, forever maybe.) the nonlinear story will take you on the hunt of a life time.
The Order 1886. Let’s see. Knights of the Round Table check. Foggy, creepy, London landscape. Check! Monsters and things that go bump in the night you have to kill. CHECK! What more could you need? Besides a fully charged controller.
The last title, Evil Within, has to be one of the longest to wait for, and the best gem hiding in 2014. Shinji Mikami, the father of survival horror, is back to direct The Evil Within, a game that embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story weave together to create an immerse world that will bring players to the height of tension.