Every year the Push Square Team gets together to vote for the site's PlayStation Game of the Year. While we usually keep these polls secret, we're putting the spotlight on some of our authors this holiday so that they can highlight some of their personal favourites from 2015. Today we'll be delving into the role-playing addled mind of Robert Ramsey.
Fifth Choice: Toukiden: Kiwami
Stuck somewhere between being a sequel and an expanded re-release, Toukiden: Kiwami's immense amount of content kept me clinging to my Vita while everyone was proclaiming that Sony's handheld was dead and buried. Okay, so it's a niche game that's never going to sell systems, but even after the 40 or so hours I pumped into it for our review, I still couldn't put it down. Who knew that slaying demons could be so devilishly addictive?
Fourth Choice: Destiny: The Taken King
I've been very critical of Destiny in the past, but I've always thought that there's something quite special hidden beneath the grind. The Taken King doesn't quite dust away the layers of disappointment, but when it launched, it did inject some much needed life into Bungie's shooter. Some of my fondest gaming memories of 2015 come from the times that I spent raiding with the Push Square gang, and ultimately I'm looking forward to seeing where the developer takes its ambitious creation next.
Third Choice: Dragon Quest Heroes
Being a massive fan of both musou games and Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest Heroes seemed like a dream come true when it was originally announced, and I feel as though the finished product is easily one of the best hack and slashers to hit the market in a long time. Oozing with charm and packed with addictive gameplay, it's an action RPG that I find incredibly endearing. What's more, its colourful visuals and delightfully fun fantasy world make for a refreshing alternative to the grittier titles of 2015.
Second Choice: Fallout 4
The Commonwealth captured my imagination in a way that very few in-game locations manage. The irradiated ruins of Boston are almost endlessly explorable, and every time that I load up my save I feel as though there's something new to discover - and that's after spending over 350 hours combing the wasteland. Fallout 4 isn't a revolutionary new take on Bethesda's formula, but I don't think it needs to be; once again I think that the developer's crafted a world which never ceases to be interesting.
First Choice: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
From start to finish, I was utterly enthralled with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. When I wasn't playing it I was thinking about it, and when I was playing it I may as well have been dead to the world. Between side quests that are often every bit as good as main story objectives and a world that practically bleeds intrigue, Geralt's gory adventure really struck a chord with me - so much so that I now count it among my favourite games of all time.
Has Ramsey finally lost his mind or do you agree with his personal picks? He promises that he won't ban naysayers in the comments section below.