Despite the massive amount of a backlog glaring at me from my gaming caddy or the fact that I am obsessed with platinuming my most recently purchased Playstation Vita title, I look forward to fresh games. I want to sniff the plastic game case after unwrapping it and start a new save file. To be honest, 2014 is not a year where I am looking forward to many games. There is this strange transition in the air from the previous generation to the current PS4 and Xbox One era of which I have neither (yet). Although some publishers are still pumping out games for the last gen (can you believe PS3 and Xbox 360 are last gen!?), many have their sights set on making this latest generation the greatest ever. All the leaps in technology that this current generation is taking by the horns is amazing! Maybe one day I will get the new consoles.
Even without owning a PS4 (because, let’s be honest, that is what I will invest in), I am still quite excited for games that I probably won’t even be able to play on release. Here are 5 titles that I want really, really bad.
Infamous: Second Son – Could Delsin Rowe be my new gaming beau? I am not too sure if he will replace Nathan Drake as my fiction, game boyfriend, but he is a super close second. All that I have seen of Second Son has gotten me really excited for the game. The game looks gorgeous, bringing players a virtual Seattle worth traversing. Infamous drops for the Playstation 4 on March 21, 2014.
Bayonetta 2 – The first Bayonetta game was one of the few games on the Xbox 360 that I remember playing obsessively. I hunted achievements, replayed major portions, and was highly invested in the title. It was just amazing to me. When Bayonetta 2 was announced as a Wii U exclusive, I was a little disheartened. I do not own a Wii U and had no plans to buy one. With this title on the console, however, now I must get it. There is no way I will not play a second Bayonetta game! It is coming to the Wii U this year with no solid release date.
The Order: 1866 – When this game was announced at the 2013 E3, I was enthralled. It is probably one of the few games that had a lasting impression on me after the event. 1. Alternate History. 2. Monsters 3. Playstation exclusive! The trailer was already beautiful for a title that would not be released for over a year from its announcement. Action/Adventure is my favorite genre to play on consoles so I can’t wait to get this game in my hands. It will be available of the Playstation 4 in the third quarter of this year.
The Division – Also announced at E3 2013 was Tom Clancy’s The Division. This third person shooter is set in a post-Apocalyptic New York City. Players explore the city while fending off opposing groups of players. The trailer and gameplay looked remarkable as this game is using the new Snowdrop engine. Unfortunately, this may not be a 2014 title at all. The release date is to be announced and recent rumors suggest we may not see this game released until early 2015 at the earliest.
Transistor – As a huge fan of Bastion, I am really excited for this new title from Supergiant Games. When Transitor was announced, I was really intriqued by it. It was similar enough to Bastion to make the connection they were made by the same team, but it offers up such a different style of play that makes my palms itch to have it. Featuring a female lead solidifies the game as a must have. The game is rumored to have a spring 2014, but there is no solid date. It will be out on Playstation 4 first with other platforms in the future.