It’s a new year and it looks like it’s going to be a great year of gaming. With the recent release of brand new consoles from Microsoft and Sony, we have lots of “next gen” quality games to look forward to this year. Here’s some of the GamerVets most anticipated games for 2014. Agree? Disagree? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!
[convo name=”m1go”]A deadly infection has hit New York City, and you’ve been sent in as a member of a highly-trained military unit to sort things out. Stealth/exploration/action gameplay paired with stunning graphics and what looks to be good premise make this game a must-watch. Plus, this generation is devoid of any good co-op games, which will hopefully be rectified when The Division finally hits our consoles later this year.[/convo]
[convo name=”evilenger”]I am a big fan of Tom Clancy games and Ghost Recon Future Soldier was one of my personal favourites of 2012. Seeing the trailers and gameplay videos of The Division, I knew immediately this is a must buy for me. The graphics are stunning and the 3rd person futuristic gameplay style is right up my alley. Toss in some RPG elements with c0-op multiplayer and you got me.[/convo]
Titanfall (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC)
[convo name=”m1go”]If there’s one “console seller”, this would be it. The first game from former-Infinity Ward leaders Jason West and Vince Zampella’s new production company, Respawn Entertainment, looks to provide the same level of high octane multiplayer action as their popular Call of Duty series. While this isn’t a true exclusive, since it’s coming out for PC and 360, I would be more likely to pick up an Xbone than build a PC for this game. And I don’t trust the outsourced Xbox 360 version. For those who have PC, then you’ll be having fun too…[/convo]
[convo name=”evilenger”]It’s no secret that I think I am coming down with COD fatigue. Even though I buy it every year, it seems like I am playing it less and less as it’s more or less the same game with just a few tweaks here and there. Titanfall just might be the cure. It looks like pure high paced action with soldiers and mech units in an all out battle. The fact that it’s from the former leaders of Infinity Ward, we already know that the FPS controls and shooting mechanics will be tight and fluid. Titanfall just might be the reason why I’ll be buying an Xbox One in the near future.[/convo]
The Order 1886 (PS4)
[convo name=”m1go”]We’ve only seen cinematics, but they’re enough to convince us that this alternate-reality action game will be one to watch out for. Think industrial-era England meets steampunk meets monster hunting. I’m hoping this will be the Sony’s answer to Gears of War… but only time will tell. Like The Division, this could be an awesome co-op game if done right, and I feel the Playstation series of consoles has been due for a good co-op game.[/convo]
[convo name=”evilenger”]Trailers and art style look cool but we’ve seen ZERO gameplay. It’s hard to know if this one is more hype than fiction. I need to see some actual gameplay so until then, I’ll keep an eye on it.[/convo]
[convo name=”m1go”]This was the game that was supposed to sell the next gen… and then delays got the better of it. While I’m getting a bit nervous, I’m hoping they held it back to improve graphics and performance on next gen consoles, and not because it was a stinking pile of crap.[/convo]
[convo name=”evilenger”]At first it looked like a must buy when Ubisoft announced and demoed it at E3 last year but I find it a bit scary that after all the hype and fanfare, things are eerily quiet. In fact, the most recent trailers have actually looked worse! There’s tons of potential here but I think it’s better to wait and see more gameplay and how the development pans out.[/convo]
[convo name=”m1go”]Because Bungie.
While I actually preferred the Halo games that Bungie didn’t have as much of a hand making, it’s hard to deny their impact on FPS gaming. Destiny looks like a more serious version of Borderlands to me, and there’s nothing wrong with that.[/convo]
[convo name=”evilenger”]Bungie’s take on MMO that looks like a cross between Halo and Borderlands. The graphics and gameplay are enough to get me excited and since it’s Bungie, you can count on high quality and production values.[/convo]
Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
[convo name=”m1go”]Set in a near-future Seattle, you’re in control a guy who is able to unleash some wicked powers against your oppressors. In an homage to Megaman, when you defeat others like you, their power is yours.
I never got into the other Infamous games, and the main character looks like an emo douche, but the game itself looks solid and will probably be the best looking exclusive on the PS4 until The Order comes out.[/convo]
[convo name=”m1go”]Do you like zombies? (of course you do!). Do you like parkour? (of course you do!). Add those together and you’ve got a pretty awesome equation (on paper). I’m still kinda skeptical about this, and if I do pick it up, it might be one of those games that I get into for a bit but never finish… looks great though.[/convo]