STAFF PICKS: oprainfall’s Most Anticipated Games of 2014

Friday, December 13th, 2013

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Another year has come to a close, this time without the looming fear of a Mayan apocalypse. It’s fascinating to contemplate everything that’s happened in the industry throughout 2013. So many fantastic titles were localized. RPG fans have been inundated with so many high quality titles, I can barely keep count. All three next gen consoles were revealed, then hyped…and now they’re all out in the wild. And all three promise to bring greatness/jump ahead of the competition next year. This isn’t to say that all of our lists feature exclusives to the Wii U, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One either! There’s more variety than I was expecting. Turns out when you give folks some creative freedom, they go wild.

The oprainfall Staff will bring you all kinds of “Game(s) of the Year” coverage and look backs at 2013 throughout the months of December and January (led by Editorial Head Jeff Neuenschwander), but it’s my honor to usher in our Most Anticipated Games of 2014.

Be sure to check out everyone’s lists! It’s fascinating to look back at last year’s to see how everything panned out, too. But don’t worry; there are plenty of new faces showing off the games they’re most excited for. Without further ado, here they are:

oprainfall Staff's Most Anticipated Games of 2014

Jonathan Higgins | Co-Owner

Charlotte Buckingham | Editorial Head

Jeff Neuenschwander | Editorial Head

David Fernandes |  Community Manager

Josh Speer | Review Manager

Will Whitehurst | Translation Team Leader

Eric Chetkauskas | Editor

Tyler Lubben | Editor/Assistant Review Manager

Hailee Kenney | Writer

Kyle Emch | Staff Writer

Brodie Dayton-Mills | Graphics Team




  • Zimmer Remmiz

    Here are my personal top 5, you guys had some great lists…
    5. Persona Q
    4. Persona 4 Ultimax Ultimate Suplex Hold
    3. Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
    2. X
    1. Persona 5

    • RagunaXL

      I cant wait to see more about persona q as well!

  • RagunaXL

    read through everyone’s top picks. glad to see so much ‘X’, Bravely Default, and Persona. my personal
    5) Conception II
    4)Phantasy Star Nova
    3) Persona Q
    2) ‘X’
    1) Bravely Default

  • Thanatos2k

    Trails in the Sky SC and Phoenix Wright vs Layton are topping my lists.

  • chris

    In no particular order:
    Tales of Xillia 2
    South Park: Stick of Truth
    Watchdogs
    DKC: Tropical Freeze
    Bravely Default

    I tried to keep to games that have confirmed US releases in 2014

  • Vallen

    Mine would be:
    5) Xillia 2
    4) Shin Gundam Musuo
    3) J-Stars Victory Versus
    2) Persona 5
    1) FF15 (which might not even come out, but I can only hope it will lol..)

  • Violetwisp

    5. South Park: The Stick of Truth (Even though this should have been out a year ago…)
    4. Bravely Default
    3. Conception II
    2. Persona Q
    1. Persona 5 (Even though there’s no way it’ll be in English by the end of next year, but who cares?)
    Honorable Mention: SMT X Fire Emblem, I don’t think that has a release date yet.
    Though I will say, I haven’t heard of quite a few games some people put down, and I may end up looking forward to those a lot too.