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52 Games. 1 Year. 2019.

Oct 26, 2017
62
Los Angeles, CA
#1


A thread for people that are trying to play 52 games in a year. Tell us how you're doing and what you are going to play next - claim a post and update us on your progress.



How do I take part?
Claim a post (you may need two later). Write down each game and your thoughts about each one. In order to allow for yearly statistics please list your completions, using the following exact format using a spoiler block, somewhere on your main posts;

[SPOILER="All completions!"]
1. Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube (PC) | 4th Jan - 12hrs | 3/5
2. Snipperclips (Switch) | 6th Jan - 5hrs | 5/5
3. Doki Doki Literature Club! (PC) | 12th Jan - 4.2hrs | 4/5
[/SPOILER]


What goes before/after the above spoiler block doesn't matter, so please feel free to go excessive and extravagant with personalized list, image and review formats as usual!

If you only provide the game title that is fine, but please follow the format as show (<number>. <title> (<platform>) | <date> - <hours> | <score/5>) where giving details. Mistakes will make the parser unhappy and may mean your data gets skipped. If you're giving scores, please try to adopt/translate into a scaling system out of 5 (sorry if this is painful).

What is the benefit of the spoiler block living in my post?
If there's enough utilization of the format across posts I'll use it to populate statistics to share such as what game's are most played, enjoyed, loathed, average completions, hours completing, etc. The world together will be ours.

Anything new this year?
Those that beat the challenge last year will remain in the Hall of Fame, for eternal glory, and further yearly completions will see their medal increment as a badge of honor for long term backlog-beating consistency.

How do I know when I've completed a game?
That's up to you, it could be completing the game or playing 3hrs+ if it has no ending or is a MP game. You can do replays, as long as all the games are completed in 2019.

Do I have to record time?
No, though most platforms (Steam, Xbox, Nintendo, etc) will now do it for free!

Do I have to review or comment on the games I complete?
Not required but very much welcomed. A few words and maybe a quick score does wonders to share your impressions with other users as you go. Full blown mini-reviews aren't necessary.

Do episodic games count as a single game or X amount of games?
That's up to you. It's alright to count something like Life is Strange as one or five games. Your choice.

Can I finish a game I started in 1998 and count that?
Yes.

What should I do once I've completed the challenge?
Shoot me a DM with a link to your post that shows all the games you've completed. I'll make you thread famous.

Do board games count?
They do not. Vidya games only in here.

What are those medal icons I see on avatars?
That's the Resetera 52 Games Challenge Medal, achieved by beating the challenge on a given year. The number within the medal represents each year you've beaten the challenge since 2018. That's right, consistency and commitment comes with glorious numerical rewards.

Woah that medal is super cool, can I get one for my full sized avatar?
It's awesome you want to rep the thread around Resetera, so sure here's a version you can slap on!


Is there a deadline?




Other: 50 Books, 50 Movies 2019 | 50 Albums 2019 (Coming soon)
Archive: 2017
, 2018

Huge shout out to VisceralBowl for the 2017 thread and for pre-ERA efforts!



The brave individuals that overcome the challenge.

All those below have completed 1 52 Games Challenge™ (with more to come as I update them)



Here lists those that have risen to the challenge this year! If you see yourself beating the challenge, please remember to send me a DM with your post once you’re done!
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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#2

  • Goal for 2019: At least 52 ;)
    But more focused on beating specific sub-backlogs this year. I wanna beat all my non-current gen home console games, and maybe also PSP and Vita.

  • Current 2019 count: 9



Week 1 Update!
  • A Way Out
  • Party Hard
  • AIRHEART

Week 2 Update!
  • TSIOQUE
  • Goat Simulator: GOATY


1. A Way Out (PC) | 1st Jan - 16hrs | 4/5
2. Party Hard (PC) | 1st Jan - 22hrs | 4/5
3. AIRHEART (PC) | 4th Jan - 22hrs | 4/5
4. TSIOQUE (PC) | 7th Jan - 3hrs | 5/5
5. Goat Simulator: GOATY (PC) | 13th Jan - 31hrs | 4/5
6. CrossCells (PC) | 14th Jan - 4hrs | 3/5
7. Mana Spark (PC) | 15th Jan - 15hrs | 4/5
8. Hidden Folks (PC) | 16th Jan - 7hrs | 5/5
9. Critter Crunch (PC) | 18th Jan - 13hrs | 5/5
 
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Oct 28, 2017
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sleepless_swan - 8/52 games

1. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (Nintendo 3DS): 16th July 2018 - 1st Jan 2019 - 42:44:41 - 3/5


2. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Nintendo Switch): 24th December 2018 - 3rd January - 25:58 - 3.5/5


3. 11-11: Memories Retold (Playstation 4): 2nd January - 3rd January - 4:30 - 3/5


4. Transference (Playstation 4): 3rd January - 2:00 - 3/5


5. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Playstation 4): 4th September 2018 – 12th January 2019 - 55:01 - 4/5


6. Assassins Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade - Episode 1: Hunted (Playstation 4): 13th January - 3:11:42 - 3/5
7. Assassins Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade - Episode 2: Shadow Heritage (Playstation 4): 15th January - 3:12:23 - 2/5


8. Picross E8 (Nintendo 3DS): 4th January - 16th January - 17:32 - 3.5/5


1. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (Nintendo 3DS) | 1st Jan - 42.75hrs | 3/5
2. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Nintendo Switch) | 3rd Jan - 26hrs | 3.5/5
3. 11-11: Memories Retold (Playstation 4) | 3rd Jan - 4.5hrs | 3/5
4. Transference (Playstation 4) | 3rd Jan - 2hrs | 3/5
5. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Playstation 4) | 12th Jan - 55hrs | 4/5
6. Assassins Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade - Episode 1: Hunted (Playstation 4) | 13th Jan - 3.2hrs | 3/5
7. Assassins Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade - Episode 2: Shadow Heritage (Playstation 4) | 15th Jan - 3.2hrs | 2/5
8. Picross E8 (Nintendo 3DS) | 16th Jan - 17.5hrs | 3.5/5
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#4
Here we go! Getting in early.

2018 - 100

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2019:

Games - 8
Time - 116h20

Picross 3D
The Gardens Between
Far Cry 4
Florence
Spec Ops: The Line
Tacoma

Bioshock 2
Minerva's Den


1. Picross 3D (3DS) | 3 Jan - 45h
2. The Gardens Between (XBOne) | 6 Jan - 2h40
3. Far Cry 4 (XBOne) | 8 Jan - 37h10
4. Florence (Android) | 9 Jan - 50m
5. Spec Ops: The Line (XBOne) | 10 Jan - 6h30
6. Tacoma (XBOne) | 10 Jan - 3h
7. Bioshock 2 (XBOne) | 13 Jan - 16h10
8. Minerva's Den (XBOne) | 14 Jan - 5h
 
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#5
52 Games. 1 Year. 2018.

Game 1: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs - 2:54 hours (02/01/2019)


Game 2: Barman: Arkham Origins - 8:06 hours (04/01/2019)


Game 3: Company of Heroes 2 - 11:24 hours (07/01/2019)


Game 4: Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition - 19:18 hours (15/01/2019)


Game 5: Dawn of Discovery - 23:12 hours (17/01/2019)


Game 6: Dawn of Discovery - Venice - 23:12 hours (17/01/2019)
 
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Wozzer
Oct 26, 2017
62
Los Angeles, CA
#7
Looking forward to the lists this year! Good luck to all diving in for 2019 ^_^.






1. GRIS (PC) - 1st Jan - 2.8hrs | ★★★★★
2. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (PC) - 4st Jan - 2.1hrs | ★★☆☆☆
3. Guacamelee! (Xbox One) - 6th Jan - 6.2hrs | ★★★★☆

Full list of completions can be found here. 2018 list on ResetERA can be found here.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#9
Last year I successfully completed the challenge of beating zero games in a year. This year I’m going to try doing this challenge instead!
 
Oct 25, 2017
397
#10
Looking forward to doing this again! 66 games in 2018, I'm gonna set that as my goal for this year.

My Backloggery



1) The Messenger (Steam - January 6th - 17 hours - 4/5)
Pretty neat! A lot of backtracking in the second half, but the game is a lot of fun to play, so I didn't really mind.



2) Kio's Adventure (Steam - January 11th - 3 hours - 3/5)
Decent game, although it's too funny (unintentionally? hard to say) to be a horror game. The translation is terrible, but honestly? It kinda adds to the charm of the game.


1. The Messenger (PC) | 6th Jan - 17 hours | 4/5
2. Kio's Adventure (PC) | 11th Jan - 3 hours | 3/5
 
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Aug 21, 2018
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#11
I did pretty well in 2018 with 42 games completed, but I'm anticipating 2019 will be much lower with me trying to focus on longer games that I've been putting off - Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid V, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, etc. So it may be more like a 12 in 12 for me this year, heh.

January

1. Subsurface Circular
 
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Oct 25, 2017
268
#12
I failed spectacularly in 2018 after finishing strong in 2017. Way too much Sea of Thieves, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft. 2019 shall be a return to form! Hopefully. Best of luck, everyone!

My personal rule, like previous years, is to only count games released in 2019. The Golden Year. Others are welcome to join me in the challenge of it!
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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#13
Currently Playing:

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (start date: 4/3/2018)
Nier Automata (start date: 12/25/2018)

Finished:

1: Mega Man X1 (Start date: 1/1/2019. End date: 1/2/2019)
2: Mega Man X2 (start date: 1/2/2019. End date: 1/4/2019)
3: Ninja Gaiden Sigma (start date: 12/27/2018. End date: 1/15/2019)
4: Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (start date: 12/27/2018. End date: 1/15/2019)
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#14
2017 - 84 games
2018 - 76 games

January

#1 Return to Castle Wolfenstein - 7.5 PC - Jan 3rd - 6.30 hours
Decent shooter, good level design, atmosphere and fun weapons. Stealth mechanics don't work that well but the game does attempt to mix things up quite often and everything else is good.

#2 Spider-Man - 8.5 - PS4 - Jan 6th - 28 hours
100%. Enjoyed the story very much, great acting. Swinging feels amazing and is endlessly fun. Combat is flashy if a little repetitive but there's a lot of different gadgets/suits to use. Bosses were a bit dissapointing. Biggest criticism is all the side stuff is very generic open world fluff.

#3 Fallout New Vegas - 8.5 - PC - Jan 12th - 32 hours
NV has much better roleplaying and writing than 3 but a slightly less fun to explore map. The reputation system is great and means your choices actually matter and you won't be able to do everything in a single playthrough.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Europe
#15
2017: 68 games (455.4h)
2018: 81 games (778.6h)

Completed in 2019:

  1. Divinity: Original Sin 2 (PC) | 78.4h | Jan 08 | ★★★★
  2. The Station (PC) | 1.6h | Jan 13 | ★★★
  3. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4) | 5.6h | Jan 14 | ★★★★
  4. Florence (Android) | 0.6h | Jan 15 | ★★★


Click on the game title for a short write-up.

1. Divinity: Original Sin 2 (PC) | 8th Jan - 78.4hrs | 4/5
2. The Station (PC) | 13th Jan - 1.6h | 3/5
3. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4) | 14th Jan - 5.6h | 4/5
4. Florence (Android) | 15th Jan - 0.6h | 3/5

And thanks Wozzer for making the thread again!
 
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Nov 14, 2017
774
#16
2017- Main Post (39 games completed)
2018-
Main Post (19 games completed)

2018 was a very complicated year for me for a lot of reasons, thus I didn't had enough time to play a lot of games (even though I played a bit of MP games).
Hopefully I can do at least 30 this year.

1. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4) | Completed: 16/01 | 64 hours | Score: 10/10

I don't really know what to say about this game, I saw the trailers and had almost no hype for it, was thinking R* would prioritize multiplayer and the SP component would be worsen because of the success of GTA V online.
Instead of that, I got the pleasure of playing one of the best games ever created. Arthur Morgan is probably the best character in a video game.
Couldn't start the year in a better way.

2.

3.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
2,245
England
#17
1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) | 3rd Jan - 95hrs | 4/5
2. Donut County (Switch) | 7th Jan - 2hrs | 2/5
 
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Bosh

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,464
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Main thread 1 reserve
2018: 64 Games | Part 1 | Part 2

COMPLETED [3]
1: Killer Is Dead(1-2-2019) | 8/10 | Xbox one | ~ 7.5 Hours | Recommend: Y

# Overall - 8 | A fun hack and slash game with a Grasshopper story leads to an enjoyable experience
Gameplay - 8.2 | Fast hack and dodging up against a number of cool enemies and interesting bosses
Sound - 7 | Voice acting isn't great and the soundtrack has less hits than previous Grasshopper titles
Story/Online - 8 | The story is more tame but is still entertaining.
Asking Price- 8.33 | Decent number of levels as well as side missions to build a nice non bloated package


#2: Noitu Love 2: Devolution (1-2-2018) | 8/10 | PC| ~ 2 Hours | Recommend: Y
# Overall -8 | A great quick action game with fantastic boss fights
Gameplay -8.8 | Controls are simple, graphics are outstanding and the bosses like other Konjak games are superb
Sound - 8 | Some great tracks roll you throughout the game
Story/Online - 8 | Its told quickly through text, but the level design fills you in on other aspects
Asking Price- 7.67 | An enjoyable experience but one that will not have as much memory lasting power besides the boss fights


#3: Catherine (1-3-2019) | 9/10 | PS3 | ~ 13 Hours | Recommend: Y
# Overall - 9 | A unique puzzle game that challenges your morals and thinking skills
Gameplay - 9 | Each night the complexity of each puzzle challenges you. The bar during downtime was always fun to explore
Sound - 8 | Good voice acting and music tracks. Would of been a point higher without those damn bells ringing!
Story/Online - 9 | I struggle to think of another puzzle game that presents the user with a deep story
Asking Price- 8.67 | Puzzles are unique and with the strong story leads you to want to find out the other story branches.


Best 2019 Title So Far:
Best Non-2019 Title So Far: Catherine


Review Breakdown

10: Perfect or Incredible experience
9: Near Perfect, definite recommendation to anybody.
8: Great, has a few, non-major flaws here and there
7: Fun, enjoyable experience
6 Alright , has a few minor flaws holding the game back.
5: Mediocre, as Ron Swanson would describe it: “It is a game." I like parts, I hate parts
4 or Lower: Bad, Needs major fixing, you should skip


#: Title (Date) | #/10 | System | ~ # Hours | Recommend: Y
# Overall - | Aggregate of 4 components below. Decimal rounded up or down by personal bias.
Gameplay - | 5 categories
Sound - | 1 category
Story/Online - | 1/2 category
Asking Price- | 3 categories
 
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Bosh

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,464
#20
Main thread 2 reserve


Best 2019 Title So Far:
Best Non-2019 Title So Far:


Review Breakdown

10: Perfect or Incredible experience
9: Near Perfect, definite recommendation to anybody.
8: Great, has a few, non-major flaws here and there
7: Fun, enjoyable experience
6 Alright , has a few minor flaws holding the game back.
5: Mediocre, as Ron Swanson would describe it: “It is a game." I like parts, I hate parts
4 or Lower: Bad, Needs major fixing, you should skip


#: Title (Date) | #/10 | System | ~ # Hours | Recommend: Y
# Overall - | Aggregate of 4 components below. Decimal rounded up or down by personal bias.
Gameplay - | 5 categories
Sound - | 1 category
Story/Online - | 1/2 category
Asking Price- | 3 categories
 

Ryna

Member
Oct 25, 2017
810
Canada
#21
MOST RECENT COMPLETION

PC (Steam) - January 12th -
CURRENTLY PLAYING





Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare | PC | Time Played: 7 Hours | Rating: 3.5/5


Catherine Classic | PC | Time Played: 8 hours | Rating: 5/5
 
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Oct 28, 2017
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#22
I'll grab a spot. Hoping to clear out a lot of my intimidatingly large backlog in 2019.

1. Katamari Damacy REROLL (Switch) | Completed January 8th | 5 hours | Grade: B

My first time playing the series after years of being interested. Such a weird, quirky atmosphere to all of it with a catchy as hell soundtrack and a fun gameplay loop. Fairly short and the controls were occasionally frustrating, but overall a good time.

2. Rhythm Heaven Megamix (3DS) | Completed January 14th | 8 hours | Grade: A-

As a fan of WarioWare I'd had Rhythm Heaven recommended to me several times, and I am extremely glad I finally got to it. Tons of creativity in the minigame design and a blast to play from start to finish. I wasn't even mad at the "fake out" endings because it just meant there was more to play each time. One of the best hidden gems in the 3DS library for sure.

3. God of War (New Game+) (PlayStation 4 Pro) | Completed January 16th | 10 hours | Grade: A-

I initially completed God of War straight through back when it came out - even going so far as to earn the platinum - but after listening to the Giant Bomb GOTY deliberations I realized I remembered very little of the game, so I decided to run back through it on New Game+. For whatever reason, the game left even more of an impression the second time around, a AAA Metroidvania with RE-style combat and top tier production values. Excited to see where the sequel takes things.

4. Bound (PlayStation VR) | Completed January 17th | 2 hours | Grade: C

I'm kind of cheating by including this but I was on the last level of the game when I ran into a progression blocking bug that had no workaround I could find short of restarting the game from the beginning, and to be frank I didn't think it was good enough to do all that work. Stylistically interesting and deals with heavy things like growing up in an abusive family, but the gameplay itself is just incredibly bland platforming, and the camera system in VR was often confusing. Wanted to like it more than I did.
 
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Oct 28, 2017
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Poland
#23
Let's do this!

PRIEVIOUS CHALLENGES:
2017: 52 games finished
2018: 57 games finished

2019 CHALLENGE STATUS: 3/52

1. Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Platform: PS4 | Time played: 8 hours | Beaten in January | Rating: 5/5 | 100% Completion
What a game. Valiant Hearts is one of the best gaming experiences I've had in recent months. Ubisoft Montpellier did an outstanding job and put a lot of soul into that title. I couldn't be more happier to start 2019 with such an amazing title. Never expected that this small game will manage to show horrors of World War 1 in a such unique and creative way. Story picked my interest from start to finish. Gameplay was suprisingly varied, puzzles were quite creative, characters were truely memorable. And that ending....


2. Wolfenstein II: The Freedom Chronicles
Platform: PC | Time played: 6 hours | Beaten in January | Rating: 1/5
I didn't had any expectations for The Freedom Chronicles. Still ended up dissapointed. Concept itself is quite interesting. DLCs serves as in-universe propaganda stories told by one of the characters that was present on Eva's Hammer. But the execution is just wrong. Each of three episodes, or four if you count Episode Zero (which is more like a short demo for other three) varies from decent (Captain Wilkins), bad (Agent Silent Death), to outright terrible (Gunslinger Joe). It's basically a lot of copy pasted environments from base game with very limited content that is simply not fun to play. It's a shame considering that MachineGames did so stellar job with The Old Blood. This time they didn't delivered.


3. Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
Platform: PS4 | Time played: 10 hours | Beaten in January | Rating: 3/5 | Platinum trophy
Persona 5 blew my mind. While a dancing game isn't my usual cup of tea, I decided to try it, because I wanted to play something else with a cast of Phantom Thieves. Gameplay was good, songs were decent. Loved that every event in Social mode was fully-voiced. Really liked that all characters dancing routine was heavily based on their personalities. It's such a shame it didn't had a story mode, though. Social was a really cool addition, but a proper story could be even better.
CURRENTLY PLAYING:


Pokémon Let's Go Eevee (Switch)


Battlefield 4 (PS4)
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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Belarus
#25
Claiming the first post, hope to finish this challenge again!
2017: 62 games finished
2018: 74 games finished


1. Mass Effect - 30 hours
Amazing story and atmosphere... With badly aged combat and controls. I love this game for its universe and characters, but shooting parts are terrible, guns feel like crap and cover-based system as boring, enemies AI is braindead. Controls are very stiff, for some reason character refuses to run outside battles, and you spent a lot of time just slooowly walking to the next point of interest. Mako driving is good for creating a feeling of exploration but at the same time, it controls terribly. If you haven't played this game before and love story-driven games, definitely just pick an easy difficulty and blast your way through shitty combat, this game is absolutely worth it. But if you want to replay it just for sake of nostalgia, don't.


2. The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian - 6 hours
This game is uninspired, badly designed trash with terrible controls and shitty combat. It has so many baffling design choices, they somehow managed to fuck up such simple concept as mindless beat'em'up with collectibles. Those horrific QTEs on every action you need to do... Hook in this game is something else, to throw it you need to mash A and D buttons, and there is no guarantee that it would reach the right spot, if you stand not in perfect position for throw, then your character would throw it somewhere outside the screen. Moreover, there is a glitch when instead of attack your character can start trying to throw the hook, and you can't quickly cancel this action and become completely defenseless for a few seconds. It wasn't a big problem, but then several extremely frustrating and badly designed boss battles happened, which 100% convinced me that this is one of the worst games I've ever played. Thank god this trash was removed from digital stores and no one can buy it by accident anymore.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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The Netherlands
#30
Previous challenges:
2017: 63 games finished
2018: 83 games finished

1. Rogue Quest: The Vault of the Lost Tyrant (Steam) | Jan 1st - 0.7hrs | 2/5
2. DOOM 3 (Steam) | Jan 2nd - 10.6hrs | 4/5
3. DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil | Jan 2nd - 3.4hrs | 3/5
4. Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble (Steam) | Jan 3rd - 1.7hrs | 3/5
5. Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx (Steam) | Jan 6th - N/A | 3/5
6. What Never Was (Steam) | Jan 13th - 0.4hrs | 3/5
7. Vampyr (Steam) | Jan 13th - 27hrs | 4/5
8. A Story About My Uncle (Steam) | Jan 14th - 2.4hrs | 4/5
9. Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PSN) | Jan 16th - N/A | 4/5
10. Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Farewell (PSN) | Jan 16th - N/A | 5/5

January:
1. Rogue Quest: The Vault of the Lost Tyrant (Steam) | January 1st - 0.7 hours | ★★☆☆☆

2. DOOM 3 (Steam) | January 2nd - 10.6 hours | ★★★★☆

3. DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil (Steam) | January 2nd - 3.4 hours | ★★★☆☆

4. Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble (Steam) | January 3rd - 1.7 hours | ★★★☆☆

5. Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx (Steam) | January 6th - N/A | ★★★☆☆

6. What Never Was (Steam) | January 13th - 0.4 hours | ★★★☆☆

7. Vampyr (Steam) | January 13th - 27 hours | ★★★★☆

8. A Story About My Uncle (Steam) | January 14th - 2.4 hours | ★★★★☆

9. Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PSN) | January 16th - N/A | ★★★★☆

10. Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Farewell (PSN) | January 16th - N/A | ★★★★★
 
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#35
Hopefully I beat last year’s attempt of only 6 completed games! Starting strong this year!

Games Completed: 5/52

1. Donut County (Mobile) | Jan 1st - 3 hours 5/5

Not a huge fan of mobile, but also not against it for gaming if done right. Donut County does it very right! Fun, witty, and makes great use of mobile controls. Story was short but personal as someone born and raised in the area that obviously inspired it. Would recommend to anyone who is a fan of Katamari and wants a short and sweet, funny game.

2. Halo Reach (Xbox 360) | Jan 1st 8 hours 3/5

Last year my wife played through Halo 1-5 for the first time but we never had reach. Rebought reach digitally to play through with her and she thought it was the weakest of the Bungie Halo games. Replaying in 2019 I have to agree. I didn’t care about the characters and the plot doesn’t seem very clear on its own. Was some fun halo shooting but the characters and levels left much to be desired.

Except for the longsword mission. Still pretty cool.


3. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (Xbox One) | Jan 2nd 3 hours 3/5

Never really played through a game like this but this one was free and short. It was okay. It didn’t feel like enough time for anything to develop and I felt a bit constrained. It told the story it wanted to tell fine and got me interested in Life is Strange so mission accomplished.

4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World of Light (Switch) | Jan 4th 26.5 hours 5/5

Easily my favorite smash bros. The references in WoL are mostly all really well realized and the dungeons were really good. It dragged on wayyy too long but the ending section was amazing! Even fulfilled a childhood smash wish! Great game that i’ll be playing for a long time.

5. Goragoa (Mobile) | Jan 5th 1 hour 4/5

Been wanting to play this for a while. Short sweet puzzle game with a really unique and interesting concept. The way the puzzles told the story by the way they were completed instead of using words was really well done. Also the art was beautiful. A great puzzle game on mobile. This and Donut County are making my 2019 great for my phone!
 
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#36
2018: 54 games


1. GRIS | Nintendo Switch | January 3rd | 3hrs | 4/5
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2. Catherine Classic | PC | January 14th | 12hrs | 5/5
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3. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! | Nintendo Switch | 6hrs | January 18th | 2/5
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1. GRIS (Nintendo Switch) | 3rd Jan - 3hrs | 4/5
2. Catherine Classic (PC) | 14th Jan - 12hrs | 5/5
3. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Nintendo Switch) | 18th Jan - 6hrs | 2/5
 
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Bond

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,548
London, UK
#38
2018: 22 games

Game #1 - Resident Evil
Platform: PS4 Pro
Time: 12.5 hours
Rating: ★★★★★

Fantastic game. I have played the original game countless times but never truly experience the remake. Picked up the remaster on PS4 several years ago and never entirely gave it a whirl. Definitely a great version which combines the original, with new twists. Making for a completely different experience from the PlayStation One, it without question is the definitive version.

Game #2 - Resident Evil Zero
Platform: PS4 Pro
Time: 9 hours
Rating: ★★★

An interesting experiment that doesn’t reach the heights of previous outings. Capcom attempts to make the most hardcore title in Resident Evil history but ends being a long to complete. Puzzles are barebones, and the annoying AI partner mechanic makes from annoying moments. A definite step down in quality when compared the groundbreaking Remake. Sigh expected so much more.
 
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Total last year: ~20 Games

I kind of dropped off the gaming radar after finishing Spider-Man, so I'm giving it another shot.

Games Finished:
1. Title (Platform) - Star Rating
Review underneath

Games Playing:
Mass Effect (PC)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)
 
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#41
Reserved! this time i will do it!

1. Dark souls 3 - 12 January - 40h
Finaly got around to beat Dark souls 3, got it at release but never beat it. Did main game + both dlc, now i'm finaly done with all the Souls games right in time for Sekiro :)
 
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1. Total War: Warhammer 2 - 30 hours

Currently Playing:
1. Halo 3
2. Opus Magnum
3. Black Ops 4
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
5. Hitman 2
6. Forza Horizon 4
7. Granblue Fantasy
8. Pokemon Go

Multiplayer:
1. Black Ops 4
2. Pokemon Go

Played some:
Plants vs. Zombies 2


Want to play more:
Factorio
Darkest Dungeon
Slay the Spire
Dead Cells
Path of Exile
Warframe
Celeste
Super Mario Odyssey
Street Fighter
Monster Hunter: World
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Mario and Rabbids
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Horizon Zero Dawn
Demon's Souls
Rock Band 4
The Last of Us: Remastered
Stardew Valley
Transistor
Fallout 4

Want to Start:
Destiny 2
Rainbow 6 Siege
Yakuza Kiwami
Gears of War 3
Final Fantasy VII
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
Warhammer: Dawn of War
Guild Wars 2
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Donkey Kong Country 2
Super Mario 64
Crash Bandicoot HD
The Evil Within
Dishonored 2
Splatoon 2
Super Metroid
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Wolfenstein 2
Prey
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Resident Evil HD Remaster
Dragon Quest VII
Bravely Second
Super Mario RPG
Kingdom Hearts FINAL REMIX
Subnautica
Sea of Thieves
Dead Rising
State of Decay 2
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
Bayonetta 2
Vanquish
Night in the Woods
Cities: Skylines
 
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#43
I'll try to do it. Maybe this will help in clearing my backlog a bit :)

My planned to-complete-this-year list (it's long :D and does not include games that will come out this year):
- Detroit: Become Human
- Iconoclasts
- Persona 5
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
- Far Cry 5
- Florence
- Monster Hunter: World
- Subnautica
- Tetris Effect
- Yakuza Kiwami 2
- Moonlighter
- Dragon Quest XI
- Minit
- Celeste
- Hitman (2016)
- Donut County
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Kingdom Hearts 2
- Spyro Trilogy
- Victor Vran
- Bulletstorm
- Injustice 2

1. Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) | 3rd Jan - 18hrs | 3/5
2. Detroit: Become Human (PS4) | 8th Jan - 11hrs | 4/5
3. Soma (PS4) | 12th Jan - 9hrs | 4/5
 
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1. Life is Strange 2, Episode 1. 1/4. Tbh, I'm only playing this because it's free on Game Pass. Big fan of LIS1 and Before the Storm, but I'm just not as interested in this new story with Sean and Daniel.

2. Oxenfree. 1/12. Did another playthrough for the achievement for not selecting any dialogue options.

3. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. 1/13.

4. The Long Reach. 1/13.

1. Life is Strange 2, Episode 1
2. Oxenfree
3. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
4. The Long Reach
 
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#47
finally, what a slacker Wozzer !


Game #1 - The Room Two
Time: 2.5 hours

Another fantastic entry in The Room series, as it continues to be one of my favorite puzzle games around. Great puzzles and great visuals, plus helpful hints if you so wish to use them (as opposed to reading a FAQ) relaly make this a joy to play. It seems a bit shroter than the first one, and it has this creepy, borderline horror vibe going on this time around, but overall it's still a must have game (and series) for puzzle fans. Can't wait to play the third.


Game #2 - Submerged
Time: 3.5 hours

Neat little exploration game that mixes simple boat navegation (sorta like Wind Waker I guess) with Uncharted-lite climbing. There's no combat so I have half a mind to call it a walking sim, but there is a lot of actual gameplay like the climbing, using your spygladd to find secrets and mission objectives so, well I won't. It's a shorty especially if you stick to the main objectives (which I advise, the collectibles are just simple abstract small pictures that dont amount to much and the simple climbing gameplay gets old fast), but its pretty, has a enat concept and a cute story, and all around it just has heart. Worth a playthrough imo sticking with the main objective (which should take you about 2 hours, I had about 3/4ths of the collectibles and I finished it in around 3 and half).


Game #3 - Hidden Folks
Time: 5 hours

Neat little Where's Waldo type game that unfortunately wears out its welcome faster than I wish it did. It's well made and I love the art style, but at the same time it's a huge strain on the eyes (and my eyes are already bad) and having to scroll and zoom in / out isnt exactly the same as staring at a page spread in a book. I got every folk but I had to check a guide for some of them because I just dont have the patience after a while, but I didnt play the DLC Beach zone because, well I don't own it, and like I said, by the end of the game I was pretty done with it so I didnt bother picking up the DLC (even on sale). Cute but highly overrated in my opinion.


Game #4 - Hacknet
Time: 9 hours

What a great surprise this was, from basically something I would never touch to one of my favorite games in years, after it was recomended by a friend. Just a fantastic hacking puzzle game, quite unique gameplay and lots of great flavor text and little stories. Very meaty aswell as the main game took me about 9 hours to finish and that was with lots of guide checking in the last few missions . Still, very recomended and it actually opened me up to the "hacking" genre so now I want to check similar games.


Game #5 - Hacknet Labyrinths
Time: 4 hours

Expansion for Hacknet, it introduces new mechanics and a whole new story with multiple hackers working towards one goal. It feels different enough from the main game and the new mechanics are neat, but I thought it was overall a bit moe frustrating than the main game (or I was just burned out not sure). Still, if you like Hacknet, you cant go wrong with this DLC.


Game #6 - Far Cry Primal
Time: 27 hours

Really liked this as it caught me by surprise, not only for giving you a great open world to explore and play in, but also for being low-key the best "pet" game I've played in ages. I'm a bit pets / minions fanboy so I wasnt really expecting the pet system to be so good (especially after the AC Origins / Odyssey system was so underwhelming), but here its a hgue part of the game, the pets actually kill enemies for you and have different skills, there are a bunch of different ones to tame (including legendary ones) and hell, your character is known as the Beast Master so thats how important that aspect of the game is. Another thing I really liked is the verticality that the grappling hook allows you, lots of cool mountain climbing and rope swinging moments. Great looking game, great sounding game (tons of anaimal noises in the forrests, which was especially nerve wrecking at night), gameplay is great because bows are the coolest weapon and I'll hear no argument against that, just overall really fun "shooter" full of content to do (as is the case with most Ubi games, for better or worse).


Game #7 - 999
Time: 20 hours

I'll preface this by saying I had zero (no pun intended) interest in Visual Novels, it just wasnt a genre that appealed to me, perhaps because the idea of reading text on still images was just boring to me, or that I just associate the genre with dating sims / romance stories, either way, it was basically a dead genre to me. Well, much like with Monster Hunter World last year, 999 has opened me up to a whole new genre, as I absolutely not only loved it, but am excited to play the sequels and other famous VNs like Danganronpa for example. But anyway, its impossible to talk about 999 without going into spoilers, so I'll just say its a fantastic blend of puzzles and a crazy fucked up story, which might or might not make sense depending on how you feel about the subject (again, trying to be vague here). Great puzzles for the most part (some frustrating ones had me run to a guide tho), lenghty story that you really need to see all endings to fully apreciate, good artwork and good writing for the most part (even if a little "anime" in some parts, like characters repeating what was just said or had just happened like they do in most anime) make up for just a fantastic experience. My only complaint is the one fan-service character that has no business whatsoever in looking the way she does, but apparently thats a series staple so I just roll with it, since it in no way deminishes the game, it's just awkward and out of place. Japan gonna Japan I guess.


Game #8 - Doki Doki Literature Club!
Time: 5 hours

Where to even begin with this one, as it's impossible to convey why I loved it so much without spoiling it or even comparing to other things I also loved (as that might also ruin it by proxy). I'll just say that like everyone already heard, Doki Doki is a Visual Novel that looks like a bubbly dating sim VN on the outside, but is something else entirely on the inside. I struggled to get through the first hour, hour and half or so, but in retrospect, even that is needed for the full experience. And that's what is is, an amazing experience in my opinion. Go play it, its free. Even if you don't like visual novels, go play it, seriously.


Game #9 - What Never Was
Time: 20 minutes

Very short first person puzzle / narrative driven game about a girl retrieving her childhood stuff from her grandfather's house and discovering there was more than meets the eye to the old man. What a shame this is so short, I would definitely play a full / "real" game in this universe, it certainly left me intrigued (I wonder if its proof of concept for something bigger?). Good graphics, good puzzles (what litle there are), good voice acting, just... its way too short to mean anything. Still worth the 20min off your time imo.


Game # 10 - Inside
Time: 3.5 hours

Playdead's Limbo "sequel" of sorts is just as, if not better than their first game, with even more striking visuals (my god this game is gorgeous), a weirder and arguably more interesting premise in a dystopian future, and the same platform puzzle solving gameplay Limbo was known for. I got stumped in a few puzzles (most of the time because of how dark the game is and I just missed whatever key thing I had to press) but overall its not a particularly hard game, nor is it very long, much like Limbo you can finish it in about 3-4 hours, which is a good thing because it doesnt overstay its welcome. It also...goes places near the end, and the whole ending sequence is a particular favorite of mine in recent memory. Just a great game all around, and very much worth experiencing.


Game #11 - South Park the Fractured But Whole
Time: 24 hours

The first game was a nice surprise, with it's simple but effective jrpg style systems and a million references to the show, including the art style which basically WAS the show. Fractured But Whole is more of the same, with a superhero theme this time (as opposed to fantasy setting of Stick of Truth), so your milleage will vary on A) if you want more of Stick of Truth and B) you like South Park. As a videogame it's better, it's a logner game, the combat is improved, there's a ton of characters, skills and gear to get, and the story is the typical South Park crazyness. There is A LOT of toilet humour, more so than the first game, so that might turn people off, but overall I feel it's just as good as the first game.


Game #12 - South Park The Fractured But Whole - From Dusk Till Casa Bonita
Time: 2 hours

First of two story expansions for Fractured But Whole, where we have to save Kenny, I mean Mysterion's sister from hanging out with Vamp kids (good lord). This introduces a whole new location (with plenty of new gear and puzzles), a new class AND a new party member, both of which are actually really cool and I hope I had gotten when I was playing the main game (it all carries over). It's very short (2 hours) but its funny as usual, and like I said introduces a lot of new stuff, the new lcoation is cool and I like how you play with specific characters (including the new one) because you might not have used them much in the main game. Well worth playing but do it early on (I assume these dlcs scale to your level).


Game #13 - South Park the Fractured But Whole - Bring The Crunch
Time: 3 hours

Second of the story expansions, this time a horror movie homage to save Camp Tardicaca. Much like the previous DLC, this also introduces a new class and a new party member, both of which with some cool new mechanics to the game. Overall it's better than Casa Bonita, with a lot more puzzles to solve and a bigger location, even if the new party member is lame compared to the casa bonita one. It's also longer clocking in at about 3 hours if you do everything. So much like the previous DLC; if you want some more South Park in your life, you really cant go wrong with them both (just pick up the season pass on sale or something).


Game #14 - Onimusha Warlords
Time: 5 hours

When this remaster was announced out of the blue I was legit surprisd and excited, but unfortunately the game ended up being a big disapointment, as I don't feel like it holds up at all these days. Basically Resident Evil with Samurai, but with much simpler level layout and puzzles, very basic melee combat (people recently comparing this to Ninja Gaiden or Nioh were smoking some high quality drugs let me tell you) and super short runtime (steam says 5 hours with deaths, actual save was about 3.5) make this a nostalgia trip and little else. Also, unskippable cutscnes in 2019... come on Capcom. I don't regret buying it and playing it, and even with all this, I would still buy the sequels, but it's still a huge bummer for me and maybe sometimes you just can't go back I guess.
 
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#48
Reserved. Managed to sneak it in for 2018. Getting married this year so might not be able finish but my goal is to not buy any games (except KH3) and only play my backlog. Wish me luck.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#49
finally, what a slacker Wozzer !


Game #1 - The Room Two
Time: 2.5 hours

Another fantastic entry in The Room series, as it continues to be one of my favorite puzzle games around. Great puzzles and great visuals, plus helpful hints if you so wish to use them (as opposed to reading a FAQ) relaly make this a joy to play. It seems a bit shroter than the first one, and it has this creepy, borderline horror vibe going on this time around, but overall it's still a must have game (and series) for puzzle fans. Can't wait to play the third.
The third was definitely my favorite. So good. It's also the longest and most expansive exploration wise.