The end of the year is upon us and it’s time to reflect on a year that brought as many remastered titles as there were sequels and original IP’s. 2014 was indeed as good as any other year and this week we’ll focus on the games that stood head-and-shoulders above the rest. The winning title for each category have been voted for and debated by the SA Gamer editorial team, but fear not, in early January you’ll have your say and we’ll list the best games of the year as per your votes. You’re welcome to leave your opinion in the comments below.
Each year passes and a handful of “AAA” titles are associated with that particular year. A special few however remain in the minds and hearts of those who found the occasional diamond in the rough. The game that nobody ended up playing but exceeded the expectations of those who did.
Yet again Bayonetta 2 shows up on the 2014 SA Gamer awards. This time as the best game that nobody played. Probably due to the fact that nobody owns a Wii U. When it was announced that Bayonetta 2 would be a Wii U exclusive many were up in arms and immediately began to slate the ‘decision’. It turned out that that ‘decision’ was due to the fact that nobody else wanted to help fund the game. In stepped Nintendo to lend a helping hand and today we have, possibly, one of the best games this generation. The list of titles on the Wii U is limited, there is no hiding away from that fact, but with games like Bayonetta 2 it doesn’t need any more. Quality vs quantity? Bayonetta 2 is pure quality and worth getting a new console purely for that alone.
Runners up: Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze and Sunset Overdrive