PlayStation may span many platforms now with the PlayStation 4, Vita and the ageing PS3, but this was not the year for an abundance of ‘new’ top-quality exclusives. That’s not to say there weren’t some tremendous titles for owners of the platforms. The Last of Us: Remastered gave PS4 owners the chance to revisit, or for many visit the first time, the world of Joel and Ellie in one of the best games in the past few years, Towerfall: Ascension brought an incredible arcade game to the platform, whilst the likes of LittleBigPlanet 3 and DriveClub garnered love in their own right.
However, either through ineligibility or a lack of votes, none of the so far mentioned titles made the cut for the Best PlayStation Exclusive of 2014. There were multiple tied votes this year and the top titles were…
Best PlayStation Exclusive 2014 Nominees
Soul Soul Sacrifice Delta
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Infamous: Second Son
Three of the titles were tied in second place, whilst a single exclusive shone out amongst the rest. Soul Soul Sacrifice Delta added enough to be a sequel and was “a perfectly good alternative” to Monster Hunter; Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc was considered a “unique, gripping experience with an excellent narrative that you simply must see for yourself”; Infamous: Second Son was not only a” graphical masterpiece” but has “an entertaining and enjoyable game” as well; whilst Velocity 2X was described as “a miracle”.
The Winner Is…
The hit sequel from Brighton-based developers FuturLab wowed with the simply incredible sequel, Velocity 2X. Dave’s review asserted that “Velocity 2X is an incredible feat of game design, taking everything that worked in the first game, fine tuning the experience to make it tighter, while also including drastically different enhancements to the gameplay.” It’s a sentiment shared with the team as the excellent title outshone everything across the PlayStation family this year.
“It’s the perfect sequel. You don’t get much more praise than that,” words that continue to echo true.