Alright, it's the big one. I'd like to invite you all to nominate your favourite game of the year.
I think I'm going to find this more difficult than any year in recent memory, mainly because 2014 has been -- in my opinion -- a mediocre year for video games. Last year wasn't great, but there were an embarrassment of riches compared to 2014. I remember 2013 being great for handheld releases and 2012 being a big year for indie games. 2014 just fell flat. Australian developers had a great run on mobile platforms but most major releases disappointed or -- worse -- were flat-out broken.
With that being said, here is my shortlist...
Alien: Isolation Crossy Road Dark Souls II Desert Golfing Destiny Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Framed Mario Kart 8 Nidhogg Trials Fusion
Man, that's quite a list now that I think about it.
What are your favourite games of the year? Drop your nominations in the comments below.