In my estimation, last year's The Last Of Us was indeed the best game of the year. A no-brainer in my mind.
Now, with The Last Of Us: Remastered less than a month away, I find myself asking: Could this upgraded version once again represent the very best video game experience of 2014?
Personally, I'd say the new-and-improved TLoU isn't eligible for any 2014 awards because, of course, it's a 2013 title. It may be better in just about every conceivable way but the bottom line is that it's basically the same game that launched last year. However, looking at the 2014 year with realistic eyes, I'm not sure anything will come out that's better than TLoU. We haven't seen anything yet, in my opinion; Titanfall isn't GotY material and neither is inFamous: Second Son . Dark Souls II, Mario Kart 8, and Rayman Legends are the two top-scoring games of the year so far.
Then again, all the biggest games are yet to come: Destiny , Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare , Assassin's Creed: Unity , Dragon Age: Inquisition , Far Cry 4 , Battlefield: Hardline , Driveclub , Evolve , The Evil Within , etc. Any one of those could be worthy of end-of-the-year honors. Even so, I see TLoU competing quite favorably with such titles, and the Remastered edition might remind everyone just how awesome that game was…
Related Game(s): The Last Of Us: Remastered