I'd dispute the idea that WiiU is ushering in a new generation, it seems more like a continuation of the current one personally, at least when it comes to tech. Plus, 360 and PS3 still have a lot to offer in the coming year, and there's a few things on the way that have the potential to make my "best of" list.so this seems a little premature, but anyway so far...
A great concept stretched to the very limits of the human imagination, all wrapped up in a fantastic piece of fiction
ASSASSINS CREED BROTHERHOOD
A stunning open world mixed with great gameplay. My favourite new franchise and this is the best one so far - the business elements were very nice. Still, it's ready to be beaten by AC3
DEUS EX HUMAN REVOLUTION
Solid stealth gameplay mixed with some rewarding RPG elements, a good story and a beautiful art-style. A superb return to the franchise. Shame about the bosses.
Bucking the open-world trend with a completely linear experience, but allowing Naughty Dog to create the most beautiful game of this generation and some mind blowing set pieces. That entire train level is just Godly - one of my Top 10 gaming moments ever.
Everyone was worried this gen would crush creativity with expensive development and corporate dominance, but PSN and XBLA served up some amazing "indie" experiences. Loading up Journey is like a beautiful 60-minute life-affirming drug.
Here's another one. Endlessly challenging, entertaining and rewarding, the feeling of satisfaction you get from overcoming any part of it has never been matched.
WoW used to be me my perfect escape - the gaming world I wanted to live in. Skyrim changed things though. It's a place to absorb and get endlessly lost in.
SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2
After the first, I was happy enough just to see Nintendo pumping out mother 3D Mario platformer so quickly. The fact it's actually better than the original Galaxy is just a bonus. No more dull exploring, just hours of tight, perfected platforming challenges in a charming world.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION
A complete surprise and the open world Rockstar never gave us with GTA4, plus he story was stunning. I hate westerns, cowboys etc. but this game sucked the hours out of me and I still come back for more.
I wasn't going to put this on as it isn't an obvious epic game choice. But you know what? I love Sonic and this is the first game in more than a decade that I've loved rather than tolerated, so **** it, it gets a spot.
Theres 10. I can think of some great games that haven't made the cut - Metal Gear Solid 4, Valkyrie Chronicles, Rayman Origins, LA Noire...but oh we'll. it just shows what a great gen this has been.
Still, I must mourn the loss of the JRPG genre - especially Final Fantasy.