Here's is my rundown of my top picks for 2015, in no particular order and only from games that i have played (Platforms - Wii U, 3DS & PS4)
Xenoblade Chronicals X - Wii U
Yes, this game only just came out, which probably helps it's case here, but i just can't put it down. The sheer size is amazing on the Wii U, and although there was an extreme case of hand holding during the first couple hours, once it opens up, it's purely wonderful.
Quite often having to work out what to do myself is great as i get distracted quite often and each little part to unlock takes ages that by the time you get something, it's truly appreciated. Now i just can't wait to get my own Skell (Basically a big power suit)
Rocket League - PS4
Probably my favorite game on the list, super addicting and unexpectedly deep. Learning how to get to the ball when it's in the air and make accurate shots/passes is a rewarding experience.
I have easily killed days just playing 3v3 online. Made more fun once finding a good group with a unique mix of offence/defense & strategies. Plus split screen couch play on top!
Bloodborne - PS4
The lore made this game amazing to me, having only played Dark Souls once before, and all of about 10 minutes. I stepped into this not knowing what to expect. Parts of it were hard, Damn you Ebrietas! I also found the game to get borderline scary playing chalice dungeons/Nightmare Frontier at night wearing headphones with a real risk of dieing everywhere.
I have yet to play the DLC thanks to Rocket League not letting me go, but i will get to it hopefully over Christmas. Definitely on of the more memorable games i have ever played and i can't wait to dive back into Yharnam
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PS4
I have never played a game that has made the smallest side quest feel like a big deal, also the ability to stumble into monster lairs where a real bonus. The character development was an A++ & the world was amazing.
Although later in the game, it felt more like a head here collect this sort of deal & i never fully caught onto the enjoyment of Gwent.
Still, this game kept me hooked for a long while. The game play wasn't the greatest, but the story was where it was at.
Honestly, i can't pick a clear cut 5th, i may revisit it later in the week as i review my decisions.
The controls were a bit clunky and the gameplay was a bit hit/miss with extreme difficulty spikes. But i loved the huge roster of fighters that you had to unlock and being able to creat your own Z fighter who could go super saiyan was perfect.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Another JRPG that is hard to pick up, but the game is so deep and it has built on 3 perfectly, now adding a jump feature makes you feel more mobile then ever before. If they can make the combat more and more like Dragons Dogma, this game would be perfect.
Life is Strange
While not hard, it was an enjoyable game to play. Every action having consequences and just watching the story unfold. Some minor puzzles and choosing what path to take were certainly fun. Also good as it kept the missus off my back as she enjoyed watching it like a movie.
Played it, loved it, but it didn't hold me long. The story was ok, but i found the first hour through the hospital really irritating and boring. Never played the online section so can't speak on that. The gameplay was superb though and the graphics were top notch. I loved the stealth and how the enemies adapted starting to use nightvision and helmets thanks to my preference of night missions and sniper rifles.
Dying Light - PS4
Yeah, it was a fry cry clone in a different setting, but i didn't give a F. It was super fun, could be hard if you didn't plan your attack, especially early game. With some great story points and missions. Yeah you got pretty OP late game but what game don't you.
Zelda - Majoras Mask - 3DS
How could i not include this? One of my favorite games of all time coming to a handheld i can play anywhere? Also being able to have Zelda: Ocarina of Time and this downloaded to my system was the best.