What’s up XBRO’s? We hope you all had a great holiday, and hopefully you spent it gaming while spending some quality time with the family. Bonus points if you managed to do both at the same time.
Now that 2014 is coming to a close, it’s pretty safe to say most of us are done buying games until the new years ball drops. Since it’s pretty much impossible to buy and play every release throughout the year, we wanted to know what 2014 release escaped you that you most regret not diving in to.
For me, it would have to be Divinity: Original Sin. As an RPG buff, it’s odd for me to pass up a game of this caliber, especially after the amount of praise it received after its launch back in June. I’ve had my eye on it ever since, but held off for a price drop that just never seemed to happen. It’s gone down a couple of bucks here and there, but I’m really waiting for that super low Steam sale price.
What drew me in to the game initially was a combination of its complex turn-based combat system, its lack of hand-holding, and the endless replay value thanks to user created content. However, as I’ve mentioned countless times, I’m a terrible PC gamer. I have a decent gaming rig, but lately the only gaming I do on my PC is World of Warcraft, or whatever random indie game we’re given to review at the request of a developer or their publisher.
I knew that if I sank $40 in to Divinity, it would sit in my Steam library like 200+ other games I’ve purchased over the years. Don’t ask why, since I don’t really have a good explanation, but I’ve always just preferred console gaming. One day I do hope to sit down with Divinity though, since I’m pretty sure it’s an epic adventure that I’d easily sink hundreds of hours in to.
So how about you? Any games release this year that you really wish you had picked up?
Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling news, reviews, public relations, and our social media communications on Facebook and Twitter. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and an on again/off again WoW player that blasphemously favors consoles over PC. As a Marylander, he naturally puts Old Bay on everything, loves the Orioles, drives aggressively, and says “son” too much. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow him on Twitter.