Okay, so we're roughly about halfway through 2014: what have been your favourites games of the year so far?
Strangely most of my favourite games this year have been slightly inferior sequels to games I actually really loved.
Like Dark Souls II: great game, but didn't have the same impact on me as the original Dark Souls. Trials Fusion: another brilliant effort, but weak track design compared to the superlative Trials Evolution.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is another one. I'm loving it so far -- brilliant level design, consistently inventive, but doesn't quite seem to be the game the first one was. Technically, it's an improvement but -- like Dark Souls II -- couldn't possibly have the same impact as its predecessor.
Those are the three games I've enjoyed the most so far. There's been a couple of others -- I loved Bonza on iOS, and Mario Kart 8 is amazing. But what are some of your favourite games of 2014 so far? Let us know in the comments below.