Now that E3 is over and we are about halfway through the calendar year we here at VGU decided to take a look at the remaining games for 2014 to see which ones we were the most excited about. Awesome games like Far Cry 4, Destiny and more are coming out so check out our most anticipated games below.
Editor in Chief
There are a lot of games coming out the rest of this year and so many of them look like they will be absolutely fantastic but the one that I am looking forward to the most is Far Cry 4. I never really got into the Far Cry series until the third installment but when I finally decided to give the game a try, I was hooked. The open world gameplay, the great action, the fun gameplay and the fantastic villains made me get completely sucked into the world of Far Cry 3.
Far Cry 4 looks like it is poised to do the exact same thing in a new location, with new characters, a new main villain and some cool new gameplay mechanics. All of the things that made me love Far Cry 3 look to be evident in Far Cry 4 from the demos and trailers shown and I can’t wait to dive into a whole new location full of adventure.
I am also excited for the possibility of a follow up to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon which would be a dream come true for me. Come on Ubisoft, you know you want to!
Before 2012, I never would have expected this franchise to be my most anticipated game of the year and it probably helps due to low expectations and how well the last game was pulled off. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes left a lasting impression on me that has me hyped for the newest game releasing this fall: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. It may fly under the radar for many, but I refuse to let it.
I perfectly understand that I will be turning 28 years old next month and this franchise is known to be more kid-centric, but I do not care. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if it follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, will be fun and that’s all I can ask for. I have no doubts that it will fall into the same tropes the other games in the Lego franchise do such as collecting pieces and finding specific spots to build some device to move in the level, but as a DC fan who enjoys the humor, it’s right up my alley. It doesn’t take itself seriously and it shows, and in a year jam packed with more serious and mature games, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be refreshing.
For those who have never played a Lego game, I think this would be a great jumping on point. It will be fun, goofy, simple and enjoyable for everyone. Before Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, I would have been a doubter. But now, I have none. I have faith that this game will be great and one of my top games of the year. Plus, the second game made the best playable Superman to date. Overpowered? Yep. Invincible? Of course. Still fun and probably the best character in the game? I would argue that he was. In a year that already had one superhero game pushed to the following year, this game well makes up for it in the same way, just a different tone.
Senior Staff Writer
Ever since 2009 I have been a fan of Thedas and more specifically its country of Fereldan above it being Orlais. I am of course talking about Dragon Age: Origins. Origins was and still is one of my favorite games of all time. It had tactical elements and a story you could really sink your teeth into if you liked the Fantasy genre. It was about a Grey Warden gathering companions to prevent the end of the world. The second one was a mixed bag trying to be something it wasn’t. The sequel to Dragon Age II, Dragon Age: Inquisition, will be out in October and I am going insane waiting for it.
Inquisition picks up where Dragon Age II ended, with a full on war having broken out between the mages and the templars. You play as the Inquisitor who has the ability to close the tears that have opened throughout the world of Thedas. Not only that, the tactical elements return, Fereldan returns and you may run into some old friends from Origins or DAII. From what was shown off at E3 recently, I can say this is my game of 2014.
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