LSZ GotY 2014: Best New IP
In the world of gaming, IP stands for “intellectual property” or in other words a new idea. This means a game that is brand new and never been done before. My choice for this year’s best new IP is Destiny. While Destiny did have its flaws, I feel as if it aimed very high and nearly met the expectations that its developers set forth. Seeing as it’s the first game of its kind, Destiny did a good job of creating a new experience for console gamers and thus deserves the title of best new IP for the year 2014.
For more details on my thoughts about the game check out my review.
While Lord of The Rings games are nothing new, Shadow of Mordor is definitely what I would consider a new gaming IP, as this has a unique identity and is not tied directly to any previous games in the Lord of The Rings mythos. The game does barrow its combat system blatantly from the Batman Arkham games, but the nemesis system is an innovative and fantastic contribution to games. The game as a whole is a ton of fun, and tells a fairly strong story. Though this IP may not have a certain future of sequels, there certainly were hints of the possibility of the continuation of Talion’s story.