These are Angry Joe’s Top 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2014! What are yours?
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Galactic Civs 3: It came as a beta (this is sword of the star 2 all over again)
Titanfall: Slightly disappointing.
Infamous second son: Not sure but it’s pretty awesome from what i hear.
Shout park stick of truth: Lived up to the hype.
Age of wonder 3: it’s pretty good from what i’ve seen on steam
Watch dogs: Disappointing
The division: Delayed
Star citizen: Not sure
FF XV: I’m not sure
Witcher 3: Delayed
So let’s check the state of the games in this list:
Kingdom under fire 2: Delayed to 2015
The crew: it came out, but i’m not sure lived up to the hype or not.
Deep down: I’m not sure
MGSV GZ: an overpriced demo
The evil within: Disappointing
Dark souls 2: I’m not really if it lived up to the hype or not so i just decided to buy the original Dark Souls.
Alien isolation: Lived up to most of the hype
The crew is finally here
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I was about to mention No Man’s Sky and he mentioned No Man’s Sky. All of you unaware of No Man’s Sky, look it up and be happy to dookie your pants (with pride).
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importanza il fatto che il Tribunale non si sia limitato a dichiarare la nullità del contratto di finanziamento, impedendo così che possano essere chiesti altri soldi ai consumatori, ma
OK. Calmed down now.
Joe, please disregard the my post. If I had a point it was simply check out elite dangerous, its coming out this year. And right now a lot more interesting the SC. I say this as a back for both projects.
But whether or not you look at ED, end of the day makes no difference. I remain a huge fans of yours. You do a great job and you’re more or less the only guy who reviews games that I trust. As far as I can tell most of the rest are dorrito eating BS artist.
I’m sure you are one guy who’s keep on fighting for our corner as gamers and never sell out.
Love and respect you Joe. Continue doing what you can for us Gamers…..for as long as you are willing.
Mr Joe, I’m a big fan of yours, but putting a game in your best of 2014 list that in no way is coming out in 2014 (happy to bet you hard cash on this), while ignoring an awesome spacefaring game, elite dangerous, that is coming out in 2014, (again happy to bet you money on this), doesn’t do anything for your “independent, tell it like it is” reputation.
Here’s a comment for Mr. Joe
I was really passionate about Star Citizen and backed Elite Dangerous more to be supportive to both projects, given back in the day I played and loved them both.
My real interest was the multiplayer promise of both projects and I backed both projects very early on.
To be honest I was more of an “elite guy” but thought the big bucks of Star Citizen would mean they would come up with the benchmark game.
Over time I’ve gone off Star Citizen.
My issue is that while Star Citizen are very good and drumming up funding and creating hype there is a real lack of clarity as to what game they are making.
Under the ‘I love space faring games” banner comes a whole range of different player profiles, people who come from games like wow, people who prefer games like EVE, simfans, one player, multiplayer, casual, hardcore, you name it.
In their preoccupation with selling ships Star Citizen appear to be telling every single profile whatever they want to hear, rather than making a choice and being clear about who the core for this game is within the broad category of space faring game.
You may think this it’s possible to keep everyone happy, or that by having 40 million this will be somehow possible. But personally, and regardless of 40 million funding, I really don’t, and instead believe that in the end a lot of people will be somewhere between unsatisfied and very angry, especially given the prices involved for Star Citizen and the money gamers have spent.
While others praise them for being very communicative with the community, (in fact they love to praise themselves for this) for me they dodge the big questions and often just come across like that saleman who says “yes” to every single question, so in the end I’ve had to disregard the hype, the techno babble, future promises and just decide for myself by reading between the lines as to what game they are making.
This is the conclusion I came to:
Star Citizen will be a great one player game with lots of high quality content, voice actors, mocap, crafted locations etc.
The mulitplayer game will always be lacking by virtue of being relatively small, both in terms of the universe size, instances sizes and player numbers per instance. I dont care what they say or how much money they have because for me it stands to reason you can either go primarily hand crafted locations and use the cryengine to have million polygon ships but end up with small universe, small instances, small player counts – or you go the other way.
Yes elite starts off at 32 per instance but I suspect it already has larger instances and numbers per instance will steadily go up, added to which I wont be on a ‘map’ with a space background tightly bound by invisible barriers and cut scenes, but actual an area where that planet is a real scale physical object out there I can fly to and land seemlessly on etc.
Also in terms of realsim/whatever you want to call it, flying around in third person using a gamepad is not the kind of game I want to play. And regardless of what they say about this, given they want to/have to by this point keep everyone happy rather than make a choice I think in the end this is what we will be looking at.
Also when I discovered elite, aside from also being visually stunning, will also have it so you are the player not your ship, walk around etc, this was a real game changer for me, especially when you add it to the huge universe, black holes, binary stars etc etc.
So in the end because I was looking for a game that is very focused on a particular profile of player rather than one that is trying to be all things to all people (impossible in any case in my view) then the fact they have 40 million funding is actually, for me, a millstone around their neck, and one that it is now too late to do anything about.
Anyway I just wanted to share my thoughts and highlight this lack of clarity issue/wanting to please everyone which, after reading the first 10 pages of this thread in one siting, I noticed no one had really focused on. And the fact that in my view this 40 million so many people are holding up as some kind of silver bullet to every potential issue, is in my view actually far from it.
Perhaps you find this counter-intuitive but seen in this light the 40 million is actually a potentially huge problem that will never go away. And in the end why, as someone interested in a more sharply focused open world, realistic, sandbox multiplayer space faring game I made Elite Dangerous my game of choice. With the real frustration being all the hype from Star Citizen meant it took me a while to work this out.
P.S. I’m playing elite now. It’s already very impressive, visually stunning and in 28 days (May 30th) I’ll be playing it in a 20 cubic light year volume as it goes into premium beta.
Also if you did want to wait for both projects to be finished, and its the multiplayer you’re interested in, you should know recent comments from Chris Roberts now suggest a 2016 release date as opposed to this year for ED.
This is easy enough for you to google and confirm.
Man I almost jumped outta my seat at the beginning of that Destiny video…. That ship looked like Star Fox lol but then it was Destiny and I was like ahhh gotta say it was the first time I was disappointed to see that game.
A good book end to this would be a most disappointing list of games, and they would not need to be on the worst games list but game that were hyped up that did not meet expectations like Dead Island. It was not a bad game but did not live up to the quality of the trailer which was purer art work. And there was TW Rome 2 and Aliens: Coronial Marines that made huge promises and did not deliverer.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 is pretty decent to play. No longer is it “just hit A and watch the combat put you to sleep”, it’s actually interactive for once. As a Final Fantasy fan, I never really saw what others did, like Angry Joe. But recently I went through 13 and 13-2 and saw that the story just dragged itself on, the combat was repetitive and boring with little innovation, and the cool stuff happened about 3/4 through the game.
Lightning Returns is different, offering a new combat system, which is similar to Kingdoms of Amalur from what I’ve heard. It also gives you the freedom to customize how to fight enemies. Of course there are some downs to it too but, in my opinion, is the best Final Fantasy game to date. Is it the best game ever? No, probably not but it’s playable. Maybe FFXV will take the spot when it’s released but for now Lightning Returns holds that title.
With the Final Fantasy series you get this wonderful diversity of fans, who will probably argue until their death over which Final Fantasy is the best.
Most might still maintain that VII is the best and I can see why but, I still have all the other FF games to play through lol but, XII is my favourite 2nd place FF title. Also the first to provide an active battle gameplay mixed with tactics.
Love the line-up
MGS V: GZ: like most fans, I’m a little concerned that the game seems like a paid for demo however, like any die hard Kojima fans will know, Kojimas serves up Gold every time so… I look forward to it!
Alien: Isolation: what killed Colonial Marines for me was the story… graphics and gameplay I can struggle through but, the story they wrote broke the game for even a casual fan… anyone who has paid even the slightest attention to the films will know that LV426 is a nuclear wasteland.
From what I’ve heard about Isolation… it looks like they haven’t learned a damn thing because, if you’ve watched the extended cut of Aliens, you will note that Ripley’s daughter died single, childless and on Earth posiibly never having ventured into space at all.
There is ofcourse the possibility that Weyland Yutani covered up her daughter’s activities but, that doesn’t alter the fact that the Motion tracker in the video wasn’t around until 57 years after Ripley had entered hypersleep… though it is possible this was developed by WY during these 57 years.
South Park: The Stick Of Truth: …MOAR!!! please!!! I need more of this!!! and it sure as shit better not be censored in the UK!!!! that BS annoys me! bit like how we can’t get the Daily Show full version online
Watchdogs: Soooooo can’t wait for this game! it’ll be like Deus Ex except it’s openworld and no augments
Destiny: another title I am more than eager to get my hands on
Warhammer: I like the Warhammer 40k games Dawn of War but, not, Dawn of War II as DoW 2 took away what I liked about strategy games which is base building and resource management which, is a shame because, the building designs were awesome!
I liked Space Marine and Squad Command but, was frustrated to hear that the MMO of this universe got cancelled… I want to MMO a space marine! I hope this new title will be as awesome as we all know it can be.
Final Fantasy: nonsensical stories? hmmmm… I can’t agree with you on that one Joe but, I am delighted to see a more involved combat system, which I will try out in FF: Lightning Returns as I believe that has the same system. Still got a lot to prove if they want to beat FFVII lol Also, I really liked FFXII because of the open levelling system and the… well… pretty much everything.
Dragon Age: Inquisition: erm… I really need to catch up on my DA games… like finishing DA:O… too many games!!! not enough time
On the whole, a bright outlook for 2014 but, why no Elder Scrolls Online?
Bad news I am afraid Joe but the ending to FF Lightning Returns ties the world of XIII directly to XV. Yippee! For Lightning fans while the rest of us face palm at the fact that Lightning may return once more. I fear the story will be terrible once more but the combat should save it even if the story does suck.
As someone that likes turn based combat I guess I will have to look elsewhere to get my turn based fix. I am happy that random battles are gone they drove me mad and make it extremely difficult for me to return to playing older RPGs.
It’s unusual for FF games to tie into sequels… hmmm…
As for the story sucking… I’ve found that I generally love the FF stories… but, I’ll admit, I have only completed VII and X due to time constraints
The main thing that put me off FFXIII was the combat and levelling system… after FFXII it felt like the most ridiculous combat and levelling system and by that I mean, reverted back to turn based fights and the levelling system was worse than X’s sphere grid.
After Joe’s look at XV I’m hoping that the game will be like FFVII and not like a Godfather type scenario without all the cool freaky weird shit that makes Final Fantasy a much beloved FANTASY RPG.
I can’t understand that Elite: Dangerous is not on the list. Fans of the series have only been waiting for a sequel since 1994. If that doesn’t make it worthy of being on a most anticipated list, I don’t know what does.
One other thing is that while we only have the ‘hanger’ available from Star Citizen, Elite is in Alpha 2 stage with members of the public testing its multi-player combat.
Are you referring to a sequel of Elite, the old game that allowed you to explore essentially the Universe? that would be awesome in HD
No Halo 5?!? That game is supposed to be for Halo 4, what Halo 2 was to Halo: Combat Evolved.
I am intrigued by this too, I can’t wait to get Halo 5! I hope 343 can do better with the story though… certain things in 4 felt… not right… and I’m still hoping for a proper Reach game that gives us the story that Eric Nylund wrote… the most awesome part of the Spartans history has yet to be fully explored!
no wolfenstien? im sure looking forward to it……
as am i but sry we wont be playing it in 2014
Now that it is under the 2K banner I’m super excited to see what WWE 2K15 has in store for us.
I had to work in between the video, so I don’t remember all of them. But I was surprised to not see Elder Scrolls online on here.
I second this motion! ESO just might be among the top quality MMO’s to date however, that said, Funcom have been putting out well written shiny MMO’s for a few years and my favourite is The Secret World… damn I need more time… can someone create a time creating machine?
Hindsight can be a bitch eh? between the bugs, horrible and boring quests, retarded loot system (ninja’s ahoy!) and the absolutly ridiculous pre-order special edition scam locking up a race and the full price plus monthly fee plus motherfucking CASH SHOP … ESO is one of the most idiotic atempts at an MMORPG I have seen (and I played basically all of the major one since WoW). They didn’t even have the common sense to just cheat after WoW … and GW 2 just eats this baby for dinner (when WoW starts copying concepts after you, you know you scored as an MMO). Quality MMO this is not.
The only good thing about this pos is this: it is not cannon and it shuts up cry baby TES fans so I can maybe finaly get a Fallout game with a great story and decent graphics.
Star Citizen doesn’t belong on this list as it’s set for release in 2015. If we’re lucky and it doesn’t get delayed, that is. The most anticipated space sim of 2014 is Elite: Dangerous, successor to the original Elite which created the space sim genre. The combat/multiplayer alpha is looking great so far. Especially with the Oculus Rift.
I am interested in this, though I never played the original, I’ve heard exciting things about it.
Wait, the Empire in Warhammer Fantasy being shiny as anything?
That’s just wrong .
As a long time Nintendo fan, I’m also looking forward to Smash Bros Universe, but HOLY COW those games blew me away. It’s really hard for me to be impressed by graphics, but gosh those games are friggen gorgeous. I’m definitely hoping that the FFXV game turns out well too, even if I probably won’t ever have the system it comes out for.
Gosh Nintendo’s got some competition this year, but I’m pretty confident that they will continue living up in their own way, a way that separates them from Sony and Microsoft and continue their philosophy of fun, simple, yet unique games that made them what they are today.
I also found it funny that pretty much every game listed was either an RPG, FPS, or strategy game of some flavor. I’m a huge RPG fan and I do love a good strategy game too every now and then, so this is not bad, but holy cow those three genres are becoming saturated. On one hand, this means that there is a higher standard of quality, which is good, on the other hand, it means that a decent number of demographics are probably going to get left out, which is not good.
FPS will have a high standard… until the next CoD game get’s released…
Honestly… games that go back before the PS2 have more content and interesting plots… Ghosts was a Father and Son adventure… after we had CoD 1-3 the series became a multiplayer haven with less and less interest in story which, is a shame because, they did it so well.
Why no dying light? You even did a let’s play with it!!!
My choice’s are…
1 [Deep Down] working title
2 Watch dogs
3 Dying light
4 The order 1886
6 Mad max
7 The crew
8 Wolfenstein new order
9 Tom clancy the Division
I agree with most of yours joe. Heres my own list.
1 Deep down
2 Watch dogs
3 The order 1886
4 the crew
6 Mad max
7 Dying light
9 Rage 2
I know Joe isn’t a huge Nintendo guy…but i think the new Smash Bros needs to be on here.
I’m not into nintendo but if i was i’m sure it would be a big hit as well.
Dark Souls 2 should be higher This series is probably the most unique, yet most overlooked of AAA games and deserves more attention!
I wanted to try dark souls the first one,but i new i would break something seeing many people rage quit…
I agree, although I’ve been playing it and I gotta say the first one seemed better. Alot stuff in 2 seems like it was just copy and pasted from the first they even reuse one of the bosses. In the end though its still hard as shit and I love it even if 1 was better 2 is still fun as hell
As with many others, Thief. Thief needs to be here.
thief looks sooooo boring
Sorry to tell you but the Thief remake was shit.
I will have to play the original Thief and do a demo of the new version before I buy it.
Game remakes that didn’t work out as an example: NFS: MW, Flashback (Seriously… all they had to do was up the graphics… all they had to do… instead they broke it… luckily it came with the better version… the older version).
Ones that have worked out: Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Halo: Anniversary (sadly no Halo 2 remake which will be awesome if they do it).
Remakes that work usually do so because the company does not break the story, plot or layouts or even the control system necessarily but, they do, upgrade the sound quality and graphics.
Kojima hasn’t re-made MGS but, did give fans a much desired sense of nostalgia when he returned us to Shadow Moses Island… going back there can you believe the game took 8 hours when you kinda walk through it (once cleared) in about 10-15 minutes?
My point here is simply… if we’re talking straight re-makes… it has to be done right or you will lose fans… reboots… Resident Evil died after Code Veronica for me… RE4 was good and interesting but, it lost all sense of what made Resident Evil great and 5 & 6 put the nails in the coffin. If they really want to reboot RE then they need to go back to it’s roots… give it some updated graphics and boom! you’ve got a great RE series again.