Can The Holiday Season Save 2014?
Oh, I'm not talking about sales and numbers. The industry is up, so things are very promising on that front.
I'm just referring to the selection of next-generation software we've seen thus far in 2014. I mean, is anyone really impressed?
I liked inFamous: Second Son a lot but it doesn't quite fit my definition of "next-gen." For the record, from what little I've seen and played of Titanfall, that one doesn't, either. Right now, the best game of the year is an updated 2013 title (The Last Of Us: Remastered), and the second-best game (I think) is Dark Souls II, which isn't even available on next-gen platforms.
Earlier this year, the end of the 2014 was looking pretty damn stacked. It would make us forget about the first six or seven months. But now, the delays have mounted: Battlefield: Hardline, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Order: 1886, Evolve, Batman: Arkham Knight, and we're hearing Grand Theft Auto V for PS4, Xbox One and PC won't make it, either. That leaves us with Destiny, a couple Assassin's Creeds, LittleBigPlanet 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, Driveclub, Alien: Isolation, and a few others. But is it enough?
It should be. After all, we're still looking at a whole lot of games in a span of only three or four months, so... What do you say?
8/21/2014 10:17:38 PM Ben Dutka