2013 is winding down in what can only be solidified as a milestone year in gaming thanks to the launch of Sony and Microsofts powerful new consoles. And while the majority of those that are privileged to own a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One including myself are nothing but pleased with the hardware specs and photorealistic graphical capabilities, we are unfortunately already returning to our last generation consoles. Why? We need some games that have both style and substance! Ryse: Son of Rome may boast some of the most detailed, jaw-dropping graphics and character models in existence, but that means squat when the combat engine is as engaging as looking at the ceiling. We are consistently having our minds blown from a technical standpoint, but games inherently need to contain fun to be worth playing. Thankfully, 2014 does have some juicy titles announced that Im overly anxious to get my thumbs on, but a more interesting - and dare I say controversial - assessment is examining just how far some of these games can contribute to winning the fabled console wars. Without further ado, lets jump in.