2015 is nearing an end and every game worth something, in my opinion, has already been released. So what’s the best platform of 2015?
A lot of really good games released this year for every platform, but which one is the winner for 2015? I’m not counting third part games in this list for obvious reasons.
5. Playstation 4
This should surprise no one. The Playstation 4 is really lacking in the exclusives department and only one game of note has released all year long for it with Bloodborne, but that one game alone isn’t enough to make me go out and buy a PS4 when I can get a good majority of it’s games on PC.
The Playstation 4 is a good example of a overhyped console with very little to show for it. Don’t take that as me bashing the PS4 because I’m not, but it’s disappointing when compared to every other platform on my list.
4. Xbox One
Microsoft really stepped up their game this year by giving us a new UI, backwards compatibility, and a bunch of exclusives, but I haven’t purchased a new game on my X1 since June and I don’t plan on buying a new game for it until next year. The end of this year was stacked with really great games and the Xbox exclusives kind of got lost in the storm in my opinion. I do want Rise of The Tomb Raider, and Halo 5, but I can wait until they’re on sale.
This is a nice surprise for me this year. I didn’t think I would purchase so many 3DS games this year, but the hits just kept coming out and my wallet was literally screaming at one point. Monster Hunter 4, Etrian Odyssey Untold 2, Yo Kai Watch, Super Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, and many other games have found their way into my 3DS library this year. Next year is another big year with Fire Emblem, and a new Pokemon game.
The PC has been dethroned this year. If I was judging third party titles this would be the number 1 platform because third party games are the best on PC, but exclusive wise I wasn’t all that impressed with this year’s games. Obviously I can’t list all of the exclusives because there are so many, but I can list the ones I’ve brought this year.
Pillars of Eternity, Total War Attila, Sword Coast Legends, and Shadowrun Hong Kong are all quality purchases that I’ve made on PC this year.
- Wii U
This surprised me. I didn’t expect to love Nintendo’s games as much as I did this year. Yoshi’s Woolly World, The Devil’s Third, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Super Mario Maker, and Fatal Frame are all quality titles. Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Yoshi’s Woolly World are GOTY contenders and will be high up on my top 10 games of 2015 this year. Xenoblade really shows off what the Wii U is capable of and it’s the most stable game I’ve played all year long, right next to Mad Max on PC.
I’ve done just as much gaming on my Wii U as I did my PC this year and that surprised me. The Wii U is extremely underrated and it’s offered some fantastic games this year. Most people think it’s just a “kid” console, but games like Xenoblade, Bayonetta, and Fatal Frame prove that it’s not, but that’s just my opinion.
What is your platform of the year?