Midlife Gamer says "Another year has come and gone and with it the first birthday of the Next Gen machines. At times it has been underwhelming and at times overwhelming. Sometimes it has displayed how clever gaming can be and at other times how elements of gaming- or gaming related things – can make you shake your head and despair. Has 2014 been the year of gaming we were promised – probably not. Has it been an eventful year – Hell Yes."