By Jeff Neuenschwander / December 3rd, 2014
Well, after about two weeks of voting, we have wrapped up voting for Game of the Month for August, September, and October. Soon, we’ll have polls for November as well as polls for earlier months. But today, we reveal the top 5 games for each month, starting with August.
GAME OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2014
5. AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed (17% voter support)
4. Azure Striker Gunvolt (18%)
3. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (21%)
2. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (33%)
And with 45% of voter support, the Game of the Month for August 2014 is…
Tales of Xillia 2
This was a close one. We had a dead heat between Xillia 2 and Layton/Wright with about 48 hours to go. But the Tales fans showed up in the end to put the latest flagship title over the top. Here’s to more greatness for the franchise as Hearts R and Zestiria come West.
GAME OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2014
5. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (17%)
4. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (21%)
3. Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star (23%)
2. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (24%)
And with 53% of voter support, the Game of the Month for September 2014 is…
An absolute blowout. Despite the game getting mixed reactions from people, Hyrule Warriors did well enough to garner support for Game of the Month. Now for those Zelda games coming next year…
GAME OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2014
5. (TIE) Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (10%)
4. Freedom Wars (13%)
3. Sproggiwood (20%)
2. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (28%)
And with 42% of voter support, the Game of the Month for October 2014 is…
This one was pretty close, but it wasn’t between Bayonetta and Smash 3DS. It was between Bayonetta and Sproggiwood, the turn-based rogue-like PC game developed by Freehold Games. I look forward to seeing how it does in the preliminary round for Game of the Year. For now, congratulations are in order for PlatinumGames and Bayonetta 2.
And that’s all for this voting session. Next one will happen soon. Stay tuned.
AKIBA'S TRIP: Undead and UndressedAr Nosurge: Ode To An Unborn StarAzure Striker GunvoltBayonetta 2Danganronpa 2: Goodbye DespairFreedom WarsHyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1Hyrule WarriorsPersona 4 Arena UltimaxProfessor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace AttorneySenran Kagura: Shinovi VersusShantae and the Pirate's CurseSproggiwoodSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSTales of Xillia 2Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call