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RPG Codex Picks their Top RPGs of 2014

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 16, 2015

RPG Codex has released their top picks for PC RPGs of 2014, including¬†audience picks, editor’s votes, and individual editor picks. They also have a short list of the most anticipated releases for 2015.

RPG Codex 2014 Game of the Year Awards

Not exactly the same picks, but a very similar grouping from RPGWatch’s choices. And my own.

Everything I said yesterday applies equally here. But here’s something else worth commenting on: For those of you familiar with the site, RPG Codex is not noted for their optimism about the state of the genre (or gaming in general). Or for watering down their opinion for the sake of politeness. They are a passionate and knowledgeable crowd, although their preferences are nowhere in the same zip code from each other sometimes.

From the opening paragraph, you get this:

“I took the liberty of calling them Role-Playing Games of the Year, because we’ve finally had a year that didn’t suck balls. In fact, this year has been so good that one of the most common issues has been people not having time to play all the titles.”

For RPG Codex, this is pretty dang complimentary. If that doesn’t signal a potential sea change for the genre, I’m not sure what does.

But I’ll join them in hoping this trend continues.

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  • McTeddy said,

    As do I.

    It’s odd, I’m usually here complaining about modern games but I couldn’t this year. My needs were fulfilled and I’ll probably even be busy with these games until the next one.