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So I decided to also showcase my Top 5 games of 2014. My list is probably a lot different than most other peoples:

1. Freedom Wars (PSVITA) TRAILER: http://youtu.be/iY8_GoIm2cg
Freedom Wars is a gem in the sand, a great title for the VIta. Of course Freedom Wars' popularity was doomed to fail thanks to it being on the Vita. Underplayed and underappreciated, Freedom Wars took an unoriginal story concept and gave it life and made it unique and interesting. It started out nonchalantly and put you into a world where you were forced to fight to the death for the glory of your Panopticon. The few Panopticons left in the world fought over what little remained of the resources of Earth. Soon though, that was the least of your worries since you had to fight for your very existence. The diverse cast of characters made the game great to the point I wanted to genuienely help them. The music made the game that much greater and really set the pace for the later portion of the game by giving it a sense of dread and despair.

2. Toukiden Age of Demons (PSVITA)
This is a diamond in the dust, a game that similarly plays in the style of Monster Hunter, yet its so much more at its core. You play a create a character demon hunter who comes from the mainland to help a village in the outskirts defend themselves from the demons. A small dedicated cast of demon hunters help you out on your missions and the way they are introduced into the story is a nice touch. What I loved about Toukiden the most is its story. It was a very griping story that had you genuinely trying to help the people in the village and fellow demon hunters overcome their perils. The way it made me care about the characters around me and made me want to help them attests to how great its all setup. Once again, it doesn't really help that it was on the Vita.

3. Divinity: Original Sin (PC)
A throwback to how old school rpgs used to be. If you can interact with it, you can do anything with it. You can literally almost make npcs do anything. The fact that its also modable and you can add modules will extend the life of the game will see this game not being forgotten about for a while.

4. Samurai Warriors 4
The best installment in the Samurai Warriors franchise. Best part about it is how griping the story is and how close it is to actual events in the Warring States era. The soundtrack for the game really sets the mood and makes it an enjoyable experience. The downside is that its a Warriors game and you literally press one button to win.

5. Akiba's Trip (PS3)
So, the main premise of Akiba's Trip is to strip Synthisters of their clothes to defeat them. You can do that through two ways, by attacking their clothes until they break. Or by attacking their clothes until they reach critical and then you can perform a strip move to remove the clothes. By the way, enemies don't have hp per say, you have to strip them of all their clothes to beat them. The combat system is surprisingly deep for a game that when I first bought, thought it was gonna be a simplistic button mash like Witch and the Hundred Knight. Instead, there are a lot of ways to go about stripping people of their clothes and how many you can strip at once. There is regular stripping, chain stripping where you weaken a lot of peoples clothes and continually strip a ton of people, and if you get enough people stripped, you can perform a Final Strip which basically strips them even of their underwear. You also have a gauge for your teammate that allows you to perform a group strip, where you and your teammate will gang up on someone. The weapons surprised me as well. Each weapon in the game has its own style and moveset, albeit some are minor variations.

The story is what I liked about the game. There are a lot of choices to choose from via dialogue options that impact the way the story will flow into a certain direction. Those are for major choices that impact your relationships with 1 of the 4 girls. The other answers are minor and only appease you for the answers the girls give you for that certain situation. Lets move on to the 4 endings.

1. Shion Kasugai:

Shion is best girl, for many reasons. For one, I like the older female to younger male romances. The other being that out of the 4 routes, Shion's route is the only one where the narrative completely branches off and offers the game at a different perspective. The other 3 routes are slight variations of Shizuku's route. Shion's route takes the player, and puts him in a completely different position than the other 3 routes. If you like playing bad guy, you will like this route. I also like it, because Shion's route offers the most character development of the 4.

2. Shizuku Tokikaze:

My second favorite route. I love her personality in the game, and I love how she looks... Just not as much as Shion. If there were to be a canon route in the game, this would be it. Like Shion, Shizuku has a lot of character development and you can really see how her attitude changes and how she regards the player later on. The ending was also the most satisfying of the four... Even more than Shion's.

3. Touko Sagisaka:

My third favorite route. Touko fills the childhood friend spot well. Her route is a slight variation of Shizuku's route. Athletic, kind, and is always there for the protagonist. What more could you ask for?

4. Rin:

To be honest, I really don't like this route at all. I'm not a big tsundere fan. Not much to add to this.

Aside from gameplay and story, Akiba's Trip is pretty comedic at times, and a game from Japan based around female romances in otaku culture, I found it odd that there was no harem route.

What was yalls top 5?
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In no particular order....

Bayonetta 2

Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire

Samurai Warriors 4

Bravely Default

Mario Kart 8


I guess that's pretty much the extent of the games I played in 2014 anyway
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miGneto wrote:

In no particular order....

Bayonetta 2

Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire

Samurai Warriors 4

Bravely Default

Mario Kart 8


I guess that's pretty much the extent of the games I played in 2014 anyway


Nice another SW4.
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Nice another SW4.



SW2 was one of the first PS2 games I played and I got lost in that game. I would play the castle survival mode for hours on end. I made sure to get all the characters' unique weapons, etc.

I remember buying it on a whim and as soon as I saw the intro I knew I made the right call.

Anyway, SW4 was a game I had wanted for a really long time and Tecmo-Koei / Omega Force delivered in spades. I'm looking forward to SW4-II.
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miGneto wrote:


Legendzerox wrote:



Nice another SW4.



SW2 was one of the first PS2 games I played and I got lost in that game. I would play the castle survival mode for hours on end. I made sure to get all the characters' unique weapons, etc.

I remember buying it on a whim and as soon as I saw the intro I knew I made the right call.

Anyway, SW4 was a game I had wanted for a really long time and Tecmo-Koei / Omega Force delivered in spades. I'm looking forward to SW4-II.


That one Chronicles mode is pretty fun in 4. The customization for the create a character is great. I hope they mame a samurai warriors 4 empires.
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Here are my top 5 in no particular order.

1. Mario Kart 8
2. Bayonetta 2
3. Forza Horizon 2
4. D4
5. Super Smash Bros.

I also really liked Persona Q but it took me awhile to get used to EO gameplay, and no social links was a bummer.
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1. Shadow of Mordor
2. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
3. GTA V
4. Bioshock infinite
5. Star Citizen Arena Commander module
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