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52 Games. 1 Year. 2019.

Oct 26, 2017
514
Israel
#51
★ = Platinum / 100%

Scores are my own. 5 = Mediocre; 6 = Fine; 7 = Good; 8 = Great; 9 = Amazing; 10 = Masterpiece.
Orange highlighted = All-time favorite

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1: Dead Cells | 1st January ★

When I first heard Dead Cells is a TBOI inspired title I was underwhelmed as I don't generally like rogue-likes, but Dead Cells has a really great thing going for it. Its combat is amazing, the gameplay is fluid, satisfying and addicting, and it brings a lot of fun ideas to the table. I'm very impressed, a great game to start the year with. 8/10

2: Hitman: Blood Money HD | 12th January ★

It's hard for me to talk about Blood Money from a critical standpoint because it's a classic and a highly nostalgic piece for me. I've come to a point where I've played the game so many times that I've become oblivious to its flaws. Anyway, I've had a lot of fun platinuming it on PS4. 47/10

3: Hitman: Absolution HD | 18th January ★

Ever since it was released, Absolution was considered the black sheep of the series, and for a good reason. While being mechanically solid and overall fun to play, this isn't what the series needed. It strayed too far from the beloved formula, and even I, as one who generally welcomes even the most drastic of changes, found it uninviting. Its few good moments are stuck inside this terribly structured game. The stories in Hitman games were never great, but this one puts its terrible story on the spotlight for everyone to laugh at. 5/10

4: Minecraft | 2nd February ★

Good old Minecraft. It's been years since I've last played it but it's still the addicting, relaxing game I remember. 8/10

5: Yakuza 0 | 8th February

When I first played Yakuza 0, almost a year ago, I dropped it after a few hours, though it wasn't for me, didn't feel the story nor the gameplay. I decided to give it another shot recently and boy, am I glad I did. So fuckin good, mainly because of the story and characters. I was only sucked into it on chapter 3 with the beautiful introduction to Majima, and grown to love both main protagonists despite not liking Kiryu at first. Amazing game, can't wait to play Kiwami. 9/10

6: Shadow Warrior 2 | 9th February ★

Shadow Warrior 2 is a solid attempt at being a Borderlands-esque "looter shooter" but it's held back by the terrible console port. Not only that 30 FPS feels bad for this kind of game, but it doesn't even hold steady 30 FPS most of the time. With lengthy loading screens and occasional game breaking bugs the game just feels half cooked and nowhere near ready. If I knew how bad the situation is I would've never played this version, but I got it from the PS4 Humble Bundle. If I had to score it without taking the terrible port into consideration I would've given it a solid 6/10 - it's fun at times but way too short, the writing is bland and the mission structure is repetitive and even tiring at times. The PS4 version gets no more than a 4/10 from me.

7: Hotline Miami | 10th February ★

Hotline Miami is a bold game and a successful execution of a controversial concept. Makes me wish more AAA developers would've had the guts to make such experimental and daring design choices in their games. 8/10

8: Resident Evil 2 | 15th February ★

Amazing. This is only my second ever RE game as I've only played the RE1 Remaster last year and it was fantastic, but this one is on another level. Incredible game. 9/10

9: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered | 7th March ★

Impressions forthcoming.

10: Killing Floor 2 | 14th March ★

Impressions forthcoming.

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Oct 25, 2017
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#53
Reserved. Hopefully I can make it this year. I didn’t really get much beat while stationed in Korea during 2018.
 
Nov 16, 2017
890
#55
God damn it page 2 again.

Claimed. Need to go after this hard after missing out on it last year.


JANUARY:
1) Super Smash Brothers Ultimate(Nintendo Switch)
2) Final Fantasy IV(PSP)
3) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney(3DS)


February:
4) Mega Man X4(PS4)
5) Celeste(XB1)
6) Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley(XB1)
7) Crackdown 3(XB1)

8) Devil May Cry 2(PS4)

9) Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening(PS4)

March:
10) Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove(PS4)

11) Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition(NERO/DANTE Playthrough)(PS4)

Currently Playing:
Devil May Cry 5(PS4)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney- Justice for All(3DS)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep(PS4)
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin(XB1)


Games Beaten on Platform:

PS4-5
XB1-3
Switch-1
3DS-1
PSP-1
 
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Oct 25, 2017
44
#56
Reserved. My first 2 games that I plan to beat are:

- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Nier: Automata

Currently 10 hours into Horizon- at level 20
 
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Jul 11, 2018
35
New Jersey
#57
5/52

1) Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD (PlayStation 4)

Easily the weakest Kingdom Hearts entry I actually played. Enjoyable still, but had issues and some terrible boss fights. What on Earth was that story?

2) Vane (PlayStation 4)

Oof. Fantastic first 15 minutes, then quickly devolves into being terrible.

3) Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage- (PlayStation 4)

Short but entertaining prequel game. Very excited to see more Aqua.

4) 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (PlayStation 4)

This feels more like the first episode in an episodic game than a full game. Kind of disappointing.

5) Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (PlayStation 4)

Everything I could have wanted in an Ace Combat game. May have seriously replayed 5 as my new favorite entry.

6) Kingdom Hearts III (Ps4)

I waited like 14 years for this game and... well I loved it. So there's that. Very happy I got to play it.

7) 2084 (PC)

A weird little game jam game that uses assets from Observer. I enjoyed it but it's only like an hour long.

8) Anthem (PC)

I built a new PC and this was the test for it. Enjoyable campaign, but gets repetitive near the end. Wish it did more.

9) Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (PC)

My friend insisted I had to play it because it had A S T H E T I C S. It was 99 cents. Only took like 3 hours to finish. Eh.

10) Subsurface Circular (PC)

Neat little story game. Quick to play, really enjoyable.
 
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Nov 16, 2017
437
#59
Status per february 17th: 11/52

New Years resolution is to buy no new games in 2019. There's nothing on the horizon I'm hyped for anyway. This will, hopefully, let me dig into my backlog of almost 50 games...

edit:
New Years resolution lasted all of 11 days before I caved in and bought a new game...

Out Run (Switch)
Xbox One:
Alien Isolation
Captain Spirit
Dead Rising 3
Dead Rising 4
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Residen Evil VII
Sunset Overdrive
Zombi

Xbox Live Arcade:
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Hard Corp: Uprising
Mega Man 10
Mega Man 9
Nights Into Dreams

Xbox 360:
Burnout Revenge
Dirt 2
Ghostbuster The Videogame
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
Ridge Racer Unbounded
Split Second

Steam:
Bastion
Cursed Castilla
Double Dragon IV
Double Dragon Neon
Freedom Force
Freedom Force: Third Reich
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolve
Hotline Miami
Limbo
OlliOlli
Psychonauts
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
Sine Mora EX
South Park: Stick of Truth
This War is Mine
Transistor

PlayStation 4:
Alien Nation
Bloodborne
Dragon's Crown Pro
Journey
Life is Strange
Mafia 3
Mighty No.9
Nex Machina
Onrush!
Soma
Transformers: Devestation
RIME (PS4)
The Witness (X1)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
Bioshock (X360)
Burnout 2 (GC)
Capcom vs SNK 2 (DC)
Crazy Taxi (GC)
Dead Rising (X360)
F-Zero X (N64)
F-Zero GX (GC)
Luigi's Mansion (GC)
Metroid (NES)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed (X360)
Super Mario 64 (N64)
Tatsunoko vs Capcom (Wii)
Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
Zelda: Twilight Princess (GC)
 
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Oct 28, 2017
96
#60
Current list, will format properly at a later point:

1. Moto Racer 2 (PC) - Jan 2019 - 3 hours - 2/5
2. Sega Ages: Phantasy Star (Switch) - Feb 2019 - 15 hours - 3/5
3. Super Mario Bros. (Switch Online) - Feb 2019 - 2 hours - 4/5
4. Forza Horizon 4 (PC) - Feb 2019 - 28 hours - 5/5
5. Crackdown 3 (PC) - Feb 2019 - 13 hours - 3-4/5
 
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Oct 27, 2017
230
#62
1. Soul Calibur VI (PS4) - 1/1/19
Soul Chronicle mode.
2. Tetris Effect (PS4) - 1/1/19
Journey Mode (expert)
3. Katamari Damac Reroll (NS) - 1/1/19
4. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate - 1/1/19

Unlocked all characters
5. Onimusha - (PS4) - 1/16/19
6. Earth Defense Force 5 (PS4) - 1/20/19
7. Resident Evil 2 (PS4) - 2/6/19
8. Earth Defense Force (PS4) - 2/24/19

Mission Pack 1
9. Apex Legends (PS4) - 2/18/2019
3 Wins
10. Rocket League (PS4) - 3/1/2019
Champion 1 in Rumble
11. Tetris 99 (Switch) - 3/8/2019
1 Wins
 
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A.By

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,912
#63
Reserving. I got 51 last year, I could have done a cheat game, but I didn't feel like it. I'd rather naturally get the 52 games "achievement"
 
Oct 25, 2017
170
Germany
#65
January
1. Donkey Kong Country 2 (01-01)
2. Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 1 (01-04)
3. Gris (01-05)
4. Kirby Star Allies (01-13)
5. Red Dead Redemption 2 (01-20)


February
6. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (02-03)
7. Resident Evil 2 (2019) (02-05)
8. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider (02-17)


March
9. Devil May Cry (03-14)
 
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Oct 26, 2017
243
#66
Here's to another year of games!

Game 1. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins | January 1st - 1 Hour

Game 2. Super Mario Bros. 3

Game 3. Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade | January 23rd - 37 hours

Game 4. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe | January 27th

Game 5. Resident Evil 2 (REmake) | January 28th - 8:09:25 (First run as Claire)

Game 6. Kingdom Hearts III | February 9th

Game 7. Kirby's Adventure | February 18th

Game 8. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance | February 23rd - 37 hours

Game 48. Apex Legends

Game 49. Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links

Game 50. Phantasy Star Online 2

Game 51. Fortnite

Game 52. Call of Duty Black Ops IIII
 
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Oct 27, 2017
2,186
#67
1. Abzu - Amazing soundtrack and great storytelling thru visuals.

2. Burly Men at Sea - Got several of the endings. I might go back and get all the endings later.

3. Dragon Age: Origins - This replay includes Warden's Keep, Return to Ostagar, Leliana's Song and Stone Prisoner. Now about the game. I absolutely adore the Dragon Age World and was quickly pulled back in. The OST is magnificent as well along with the story which can be weird at times, but still delivers at the right times.

4. Bound - Has to be the 1st game I ever finished and got none of the trophies. It was a chore to play thru, but in glad I did as the ending hit close to home.

5. Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening - It was really great revisiting this game after almost 10 years IIRC. This includes The Golems of Amgarrak and
Witch Hunt.

6. Into the Breach - Finished it on easy and normal. Was going to go for hard as well, but the gameplay loop was starting to get dull. Had fun with it overall though and might revisit it later in the year.

7. Bury me, My Love - Got a bad ending, might try to go back and get a better ending when they patch it. Had some crashes and only way was to choose the other option or restart, so I'm sure that affected the ending I would've naturally had. Nice story though was well told and made me care for the protagonist.

8. Silent Hill - Replayed it over the weekend on a whim as I haven't played it this generation. What a masterfully crafted work of art. The gameplay holds up less and less every time I replay it, but everything else more then makes up for it.

9. Final Fantasy 13 - I loved the characters for the most part and Lightning is now 1 of my favorite FF protagonist. The battle system and OST were both sublime. The story was ok at best and the further it went the more convoluted it got, but I did like the ending and looking forward to playing the sequels sometime this year.

10. Mortal Kombat 10 - Played the story mode. Really enjoyed the story mode and catching up with some of the lore as its my first Mortal Kombat since 5. Will absolutely play Mortal Kombat 11 one day.

11. Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 - Replayed the episode before episode 2 releases tomorrow. Explored a little more this time and was rewarded for it in a particular scene. Really loved the story and now to decide if I want to play the remaining episodes day 1 or 90 days later.

12. Resident Evil 2 - Played Claire A (standard)/Leon B (assisted). It was just as amazing as it was back on PS1. Mr. X is such a well thought out mechanic that adds a lot to the survival horror aspect of the game. It's going to be hard for anything to top this as my personal GotY (unless TLOU2 releases this year).

13. Dragon Age 2 - Replay of the game (along with all 3 playable dlc) that introduced my favorite character in the series Garrett Hawke. Although Varric and Leliana aren't too far behind. The samey dungeons remind me of the original Mass Effect which also had the same problem. The characters are the games strong point with the story/lore not to far behind. Like all Dragon Age games it also has a beautiful soundtrack.

14. Dragon Age Inquisition - Replay 4th time. I absolutely love the lore and world building for the Dragon Age franchise and hopefully Anthem doesn't cause the demise of Bioware as I really want to get the 4th installment of the series. While this game is the "worst" of the franchise it's still a great game with arguably the best OST of the series.

15. Far Cry New Dawn - Didn't care for the RPG mechanics as I had to grind and that's something I don't care for. Aside from that overall I enjoyed my time with the game as the gameplay is really fun and the story while not great was good enough to keep me going.

16. Metal Gear Solid - Masterpiece. I've been slowly chipping away at it between games and finally decided to finish it up tonight. I've played Metal Gear games in portions before, but never finished one previously. I'm glad I did as this convinced me to get Death Stranding day 1. Great characters, narrative and OST. The combat is a bit dated, but everything else makes up for it. Will definetly check out MGS 2 at some point this year.

17. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - I had a lot of fun playing thru this over the past week. The game does have a lot of faults like a bare bones story and dated combat, but something about the game just felt right. I'm now looking forward to Jedi Knight: Fallen Order after not really having it on my radar.

18. Mass Effect Andromeda - Finally finished a replay I started last year shortly after replaying the original trilogy. I got to say I loved it more this time then I did originally back at launch. Did all the companion quests along with all the side missions (skipped most of the tasks) and really loved Jaal, Cora, and Drack's quests. The soundtrack and main quest weren't as memorable as the original trilogy, but the combat was much improved.

19. Gris - What a beautiful experience. The soundtrack was exceptional and as someone who normally hates puzzles in games these were easy enough that I didn't have to bang my head on something.

1. Abzu (PS4) | 1st January | 2 hours | 4/5
2. Burly Men at Sea (PS4) | 2nd January | 1 hour | 2.5/5
3. Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 1) | 5th January | 67 hours | 5/5
4. Bound (PSVR) | 7th January | 2 hours | 2/5
5. Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (Xbox 1) | 9th January | 21 hours | 4/5
6. Into the Breach (Switch) | 10th January | 10 hours | 3.5/5
7. Bury me, My Love (Switch) | 11th January | 2 hours | 3/5
8. Silent Hill (PS3) | 20th January | 8 hours | 5/5
9. Final Fantasy 13 (Xbox 1) | 22nd January | 52 hours | 3.5/5
10. Mortal Kombat 10 (Xbox 1) | 23th January | 5 hours | 3.5/5
11. Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 (Xbox 1) | 23th January | 3 hours | 4/5
12. Resident Evil 2 (PS4) | 26th January | 16 hours | 5/5
13. Dragon Age 2 (Xbox 1) | 3rd February | 52 hours | 4.5/5
14. Dragon Age Inquisition (PS4) | 19th February | 115 hours | 4.5/5
15. Far Cry New Dawn (PS4) | 20th February | 15 hours | 3/5
16. Metal Gear Solid (PS3) | 24th February | 13 hours | 5/5
17. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Xbox 1) | 26th February | 11 hours | 3.5/5
18. Mass Effect Andromeda (PS4) | 7th March | 80 hours | 4/5
19. Gris (Switch) | 10th March | 4 hours | 4/5
20. Assassins Creed Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade (PS4) | 17th March | 12 hours | 4/5
21. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch) | 17th March | 20 hours | 3/5
 
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Oct 27, 2017
85
Canada
#68
Privous years
2017:16
2018:28
Games Completed 12/52

I will do this this year

1.The Room (iOS) Play Time:2h 7/10 Jan/1
This was a fun game I enjoyed the puzzles they were not too hard pretty good to ring in the new year

2.Donut County (iOS) Play Time 1h36m 8/10 Jan/2
fun little game.

3.Celeste (XB1) Play Time 11h15m 9/10 Jan/3
I have to say I loved this game, so many times I wanted to quit but I kept on trucking and I got to the top of the mountain. And a surprisingly good story, I am happy I finished this before Game of The Year has to be put in this will make the list.

4.The Room 2 (iOS) Play Time:1H 2/10 Jan/4
Did not like this "Game" at all it was hardly a game it had 0 challenge I was just touching stuff to make stuff happen.

5.Devil May Cry (XB1) Play Time: 8 Hours 10/10-Jan/15
fantastic game one of the best of all time still holds up

6.Devil May Cry 2 (Dante) (XB1) Play Time 7hours 3/10 Jan/17

7.Devil May Cry 3 (XB1) Play Time:9h12m 9/10 Jan,18

8.Devil May Cry 4 (XB1) Play Time:7h36m 8/10 Jan,21

9.DmC:Devil May Cry Play Time:11h10m 8.5/10 Jan,23

10.Life is Strange (XB1) Play Time:9h 6/10 Jan,28
...

11.Resident Evil (REmake) (XB1) Play Time: 11h7m 9/10 Jan,31

12.Resident Evil 4 (XB1) Play Time: 16h34m 9.8/10 Feb,9
Love this game first time beating since game cube took an hour to get used to the controls showed it's age in some parts.. final boss was way to easy beat him first try used 0 health that kinda sucked.
 
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Oct 30, 2017
140
Spain
#69
Reserved. I doubt I achieve it, since I study and have a job, but hopefully I can do it. I'll put all my faith on all those short indie games I haven't played yet.

Might I ask if multiplayers games I play regularly count for this? Because if so, this past year I got to play 51 titles. They are a huge add-on to me.
 
Oct 26, 2017
681
Sweden
#70
Trying to figure out how to set up my post without triggering the character limit :D Posting frequent updates and having to link to many different posts from the master post will eat up so much space. Maybe a weekly update post? Hm.

Wozzer For the times, do you want the time we spent playing the game in 2019 specifically or total completion time? :)
 
Nov 8, 2017
645
#71
Aw yeah, 2019. Let's go!

Reserving this post, I'll try to do a better job of keeping track of my time played this year and helping with stats by using the standard format. (Even though I'm a weirdo that doesn't like 5-point grading systems.)

Previous Years:
2018 - 70 Games

(example format) 0. Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube (PC) | 4th Jan - 12hrs | 3/5
 
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Oct 25, 2017
752
Manchester, UK
#72
Welcome to 2019 everyone, and good luck with the challenge! I'm undoubtedly going to need a few posts for my list, so let's start here.

2018 - 90 games
2017 - 72 games



1. Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Switch) - 1 January 2019
Complete playthrough. Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an utterly charming game, with simple, bright and colourful graphics and an unchallenging plot. The gameplay is somewhat in the style of a 2D Zelda game, which is what attracted me to the game, and on that front it's serviceable enough, but very much on the easy side - to the extent that on occasion Yono can start to feel somewhat tedious; it is, however, quite short (taking somewhere around 3-5 hours for a full playthrough), so this feeling doesn't become too pronounced.


2. GRIS (Switch) - 1 January 2019
Full playthrough, all in-game challenges completed. GRIS (pronounced "grease") is a beautiful 2D puzzle-platformer, very much selling itself on its art style - and here, it definitely excels, to the extent that I'd almost recommend the game just to experience its depiction of the story, themed around the supposed "five stages of grief. I say "story", but there's very little here that's explicit - GRIS leaves the player to infer its story for the most part, and its commendable that this is quite possible.

Gameplay, while perhaps not the key focus for the game, is still decent, though never overly challenging. A good few of the puzzles can be interesting to solve, helping to aid with how GRIS depicts its story and theme; the presence of collectibles and optional 'challenges' help to add an incentive to explore each area and a little more longevity.


3. Burly Men at Sea (PS4) - 1 January 2019
Platinum trophy earned (all 12 routes completed). Burly Men at Sea is a somewhat simple game telling the story of a group of sailors in pursuit of treasure. Gameplay consists of moving the titular three 'burly men' left and right through the environments, then interacting with specific trigger points to progress the story. There are essentially just three important decisions to make in the game, with other actions being for the most part linear in how they progress the story. For its low asking price, it's decently entertaining to see how the strange experiences of each of the 12 paths through the game plays out, and the player is very much encouraged to replay the game to see the different alternatives (at the end of each path, the story effectively loops back on itself).


4. Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City that Never Sleeps - all three episodes (PS4) - 6 January 2019
100% of trophies earned; 100% in-game completion rate. The City that Never Sleeps is an great expansion to what was already an excellent game, adding greater longevity alongside additional plotlines that expand nicely on the story from the base game, including a deeper exploration of some key characters. The gameplay remains for the most part the same as the base game, so there's ultimately nothing new to the combat - but there are some well-designed major new encounters and a couple of new variants for the regular 'crime' scenarios in each district. For anyone who enjoyed the base game, I'd very strongly recommend this.


5. Spyro the Dragon (remaster) (PS4) - 13 January 2019
Platinum trophy earned, 120% (maximum) in-game completion rate, all skill points earned. I've never previously played any of the Spyro games, but found this to be a great introduction to the series.While the game at times betrays its age with occasionally 'clunky' controls, for the most part this is a very well-done remaster - comparison screenshots highlight just how significant the graphical upgrade is, while there's also been a nice enhancement to the soundtrack and few notable 'quality of life' improvements including an in-game minimap and assistance with locating nearby collectibles.

In comparison to the superb Super Mario 64, Spyro the Dragon shows less variety and creativity to its levels and the challenges posed to players, and Spyro's moveset is much more limited, but this is a very high bar and Spyro remains a very entertaining, charming experience in itself - certainly it's done enough to have me looking forward to playing its two direct sequels.


6. Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (remaster) (PS4) - 23 January 2019
Platinum trophy earned, 100% (maximum) in-game completion rate, all skill points earned. Moving on to the second game in the original trilogy, there's a decent increase in polish and variety in level design, but for the most part this more of the same - in a good way. Another very enjoyable 'collectathon' 3D platformer.


7. Spyro: Year of the Dragon (remaster) (PS4) - 2 February 2019
Platinum trophy earned, 117% (maximum) in-game completion rate, all skill points earned. Rounding out the original trilogy, Year of the Dragon is a fair amount longer then each of the two previous games. There's a bit of a rise in the use of 'minigame' scenarios such as skateboarding sequences (stunt challenges and races) which personally I didn't get on too well with, but these didn't detract from an overall enjoyable experience once again.


8. Orwell: Ignorance is Strength (Steam) - 8 February 2019
100% of achievements unlocked. Although ultimately this sequel plays very similarly to the original Orwell, the investigation-based gameplay remains satisfying and the are are a few worthwhile new mechanics introduced later in the game. There's some great background world-building throughout if you take the time to read through the detail of the various information sources presented, and although ultimately, the plot and investigation is inherently very focused on a small number of individuals, this allows for the investigation to go to an impressive level of depth. The various investigative steps generally follow a fairly accessible logic, though with enough thought required to remain satisfying, and the turn-based advancement of time brings a greater level of tension and urgency than seen in the first game.


9. Fairune (Switch) - 11 February 2019
Completed twice, with 100% of achievements unlocked - includes 100% completion, 1-hour speedrun and zero deaths. Fairune is a somewhat simplistic 2D adventure game, playing out from an overhead perspective, with pixelart graphics. Combat in the game is handled through a 'bump' system, with enemies defeated simply by walking into them, at the cost of an amount of cost determined by the monster's level - and with monsters off too high a level instead killing the player outright. With this simplified approach, combat clearly isn't the core focus of Fairune, with exploration and puzzle-solving instead brought to the fore, to good effect. This creates a generally very relaxing experience, with exploration bringing a nice sense of satisfaction - perfect for its short length


10. Quarantine Circular (Switch) - 11 February 2019
Single complete playthrough. Although sharing its core gameplay approach and part of its name with the earlier Subsurface Circular, the story premise and setting are very different. Quarantine Circular depicts a future world in crisis, gripped by a pandemic plague, within which a first-contact alien encounter offers a potential salvation. The game plays out as a text adventure, with players taking control of a number of different key characters in turn as the scenario develops - ultimately, much of the game seems likely to play out much the same regardless of the minor choices made by players, but there are a few more significant choices that factor into which of a number of different endings will be reached. The perspective shifts are effective in allowing players to explore all aspects of the scenario, though I fond that this brought a few moments of frustration where you take control of characters with directly-opposing aims from those which you may previously have been following. Overall, as a short story, Quarantine Circular is another impressive effort from Mike Bithell and I look forward to seeing what comes next from his studio!


11. Fairune 2 (Switch) - 17 February 2019
Completed twice, with 100% of achievements unlocked - includes 100% completion and 3-hour speedrun. Very similar to the preceding game, this sequel is largely similar, but provides an expanded experience - gameplay is much the same, with the 'bump' combat of the first game retained, but the game is 2-3 times its length, with a greater number of different, themed worlds to explore, each individually larger, and a wider selection of equipment to collect and puzzles to solve. There's a little more plot here, though it's still very light, but overall, the expanded scope and variety of scenarios (in all key ways - location, equipment, puzzle types, etc.) means that the game justifies its longer play time, while retaining the relaxing and satisfying feel from the first Fairune.


12. Fairune Origin (Switch) - 17 February 2019
100% of achievements unlocked; zero-damage, sub-6 minute speedrun. The first of two 'bonus' games that round out the Fairune Collection, Fairune Origins is a very short-form take on the series' approach, retaining the 'bump' combat but now making its outcome based on the direction of attacks, and taking place in a much smaller area. With 100% completion attainable in minutes this is very much not build as a lasting experience (though there's certainly competitive speedrunning potential), but it's an enjoyable if very simplistic 'palette-cleaner' after the lengthier experiences of the two main instalments.



13. Fairune Blast! (Switch) - 18 February 2019
100% of achievements unlocked; cleared with all three characters. Fairune Blast! is the second 'bonus' game in Fairune Collection, only unlocked after beating the three other games. Very different from the main gameplay of the series, Blast! expands on the format of the final boss battles of the two main games, being a vertically-scrolling shooter. The three different playable characters, each with different weaponry that powers up as you play, bring an impressive amount of variety for a bonus game, but with only a single stage, limited by a timer (each run ends at two minutes) rather than progress through battles, this is never going to last all that long. That said, with well-implemented leaderboards, the game does about as much as could be expected of it, and serves as a nice way to round out the Collection.


14. Reverie: Sweet As Edition (Switch) - 24 February 2019
Complete playthrough with all items collected; 100% of 'stamps' (in-game achievements) unlocked. An entertaining, smaller-scale take on A Link to the Past, in a modern setting, Reverie puts players in control of Tai, a child visiting a New Zealand island who finds himself tasked with calming the restless spirits threatening the inhabitants - but despite that premise, the game is brightly-coloured and cheerful in tone throughout. The game is generally fairly easy, but there are some nicely-designed puzzles in the later 'dungeon' areas (and a few with infuriatingly simple solutions that I initially overlooked. The equipment that you'll collect to help with puzzle-solving and exploration fits nicely with the theme, but it would have been nice to see some more imaginative functionality - what's here is ultimately quite common, e.g., a shovel, projectile weapon, swimming equipment. Despite being on Switch, there's a satisfying achievement system available in-game, which is also used to reward and encourage exploration - a few hidden areas/secrets are scattered around in more out-of-the-way areas. Overall I enjoyed my time with the game, but as it's fairly short it doesn't have the chance to extend itself between commonly-seen aspects of this type of game.


15. Undertale (Switch) - 2 March 2019
Pacifist playthrough completed, with 'true' ending. I've allowed myself to be fairly well spoiled on the game in the past, unfortunately, but never actually played it; the Switch release, combined with a decent sale, finally convinced me to change that - and I'm very pleased to have done so. Undertale is a very different experience from anything that I've played previously, and very successful in achieving that, despite its outwardly simplistic presentation. The plot is, ultimately, very touching (though I'm sure that this depends on the choices that you make), with effective 'fourth wall-breaking', and the "bullet hell" RPG battle system - arguably the other main 'gameplay' aspect of the game, alongside the character interactions - is such that, just for once, "unique" seems to be a truly fitting description being. Undertale's excellent music also deserves particular mention, with some very memorable tracks featured throughout the game.


16. Anodyne (Switch) - 11 March 2019
Completed with 100% of items collected - all 48 cards and all 13 secrets. I've put off playing this for far too long, but finally getting around to it I'm pleased to find it to be a great 2D Zelda-like, allowing for a satisfying sense of discovery through quite a freeform world that invites and rewards exploration. Combat is simple but solid, and works well when mixed in to the puzzle-solving which can be more involved. I'd have liked to see a bit more in the way of equipment variety, and the performance of this Switch release isn't great, with notable slowdown quite frequently and especially during screen transitions (Flash doesn't play nicely with the Switch, apparently), but these don't detract excessively from an enjoyable all round-experience. Oh, but how people originally found some of the collectibles and secrets without a guide is beyond me!


17. Assassin’s CreedⓇ Odyssey – Legacy of the First Blade (PS4) - 16 March 2019
Episodes 1-3 completed, each with 100% of trophies earned.


18. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Special Episode (Switch) - 17 March 2019
100% complete (all gems and bonus achievements), aside from Chaos in the Grand Labyrinth


19. Gunman Clive HD (Switch) - 18 March 2019
Completed on hard mode with no damage.
 
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Main post.

This will be my fourth year with last year beating the least amount of games. This year shouldn't be too hard, as I literally have a dozen or two half finished games.

Game 1: Assassin's Creed Rogue (Xbox One BC) | 24 hours | January 3rd
Game 2: Assassin's Creed Liberation HD (Xbox One BC) | 11 hours | January 7th
Game 3: Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One) | 16 hours | January 9th
Game 4 : Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Xbox One) | 21 hours | January 18th
 
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Main Post

Currently Playing:


1. The Messenger (PC) | Finished 3rd Jan | 10 hours | 3/5
Boss fights were really bad, everything else was decent?
2. The Red Strings Club (PC) | Finished 3rd Jan | 4 hours | 4.5/5
Really incredible experience overall, feel like I need a second playthrough
3. Dusk (PC) | Finished 4 Jan | 6 hours | 4/5
Really fun FPS game with great controls
4. Into the Breach (PC) | Finished 5 Jan | 3+ hours | 4.5/5
This game technically never ends but I finished one run
5. Mandagon (PC) | Finished 9 Jan | 30 minutes | 3.5/5
Fun short little platformer, great pixel art / attention to detail
6. Psychonauts (PC) | Finished 15 Jan | 8 hours | 4/5
Everything but the last level is great
 
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#78
I completed last year, but I'm not going to go back and format it, and I wont follow the format this year either.

Dec - 14/52 Games

1. Dota 2 ★★★★ | 40 hours | Jan 2nd
2. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End ★★★½ | Jan 3rd
3. High Hell ★★½ | 1 hour | Jan 26th
4. Shadows: Awakening ★★★★ | 20 hours | Feb 2nd
5. Adam Wolfe ★★★½ | 5 hours | Feb 3rd
6. Apex: Legends ★★★ | 76 hours | Feb 6th
7. Resident Evil 2 ★★★½ | 7 hours | Feb 17th
8. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor ★★★ | 16 hours | Feb
19th
9. Paladins ★★★ | 25 hours | Feb 23rd
10. Assassin's Creed Odyssey ★★★½ | 58 hours | Feb 24th
11. Far Cry: New Dawn ★★★½ | Feb 28th
12. Crackdown 3 ★★★ | Mar
8th
13. Metro Exodus ★★★ | Mar 10th
14. Devil May Cry 5 ★★★½ | Mar 15th
Currently playing

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War | 2.5 hours
 
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#79
I will join this year. However doubt that I will make it but I have a backlog with games that I want to play. This might help me get through some of them.

1. | 4th Jan - 12hrs | 3/5
2. | 6th Jan - 5hrs | 5/5
3. | 12th Jan - 4.2hrs | 4/5
 
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Completed 49 games in 2017, but only 23 in 2018, due to spending a lot of time on hearthstone/destiny/fortnite. Hopefully this year will be much better.

Currently playing Beat Saber, Smash Bros Ultimate and Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu. Hopefully will also resume Astro Bot soon and get through some DLCs on games I've platinumed (Spider-Man, Horizon).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#82
Ready for 2019!


1)Jan 19. Witcher 3
2)Feb 04. Valkyria Chronicles
3)Feb 10. Gauntlet Slayer Edition
4)Feb 15. Resogun
5)Feb 23. Dead Cells

6)Feb 23. Skyforce Anniversary (PSN)
7)Feb 28. Assassins Creed II
8)Mar 02. Star Wars battlefront II
 
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My backloggery

#1 Resident Evil 2 One Shot Demo (PC)


#2 What Remains of Edith Finch (PC)


#3 Blue Estate (PC)


#4 Resident Evil 2 (PC)


#5 Apex Legends (PC)
 
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Reserved. I doubt I achieve it, since I study and have a job, but hopefully I can do it. I'll put all my faith on all those short indie games I haven't played yet.

Might I ask if multiplayers games I play regularly count for this? Because if so, this past year I got to play 51 titles. They are a huge add-on to me.
It's all up to you. I have counted them in the past and it's also stated in the OP that you can count multiplayer only games or games with no end.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#85
Hoping I can meet the goal again this year and tie it into some health goals as well by focusing on games instead of other vices.

Let’s do this!

1. Return of the Obra Dinn (PC) | 5th Jan - 8hrs | 4/5
2. Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (PS4) | 10th Jan - 4hrs | 3.5/5
3. Dead Cells (PC) | 12th Jan - 18hrs | 4.5/5
4. Book of Demons (PC) | 19th Jan - 8hrs | 3/5

Place holder for list:
X. NAME (PLAT) | Xth Jan - Xhrs | X/5
 
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#86
finally, what a slacker Wozzer !
Oy! I rolled out of bed after a late New Year night straight onto the PC for this thread. Starting the new year right :D

Wozzer For the times, do you want the time we spent playing the game in 2019 specifically or total completion time? :)
I'd say total completion time for the game, regardless of when it was started. :)

Additional reminder to all the folks eagerly reserving posts, don't forget to adopt the proposed format from the first post somewhere in your post;

[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]
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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#87
I messed up and gave up half way through last year due to being so busy. Will try to keep going this year.

Reserving a slot.

Currently playing:

1. PC: Return of the Obra Dinn
2. PS4: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
3. Switch: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Beaten:

January:
1. Astro Bot Rescue Mission (PS4/PSVR) - 05/01/2019


2. Wandersong (Switch) - 19/01/2018
 
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Happy new year, everybody!

Running it back for the fifth time, let's do this!

PSN:


Steam:



2015: 111 games completed (GAF)
2016: 73 games completed (GAF)
2017: 55 games completed (Era) - List
2018: 74 games completed (Era) - List


2019: 30 games completed as of 3/17/2019

System Breakdown (number of games finished):
PC: 21, iOS: 1, NSW: 6, PS4: 2

Currently Playing as of 3/17/2019:
NSW:
Onimusha Warlords, New Super Mario Bros U, Travis Strikes Again
Steam: Resident Evil 2 Remake (Claire B), Costume Quest 1
PS4: Detroit: Beyond Human


All games listed in orange below were started/first played in 2019.

Post 1: Games 1 to 10 (link)

1. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (PC) 3/5
2. GRIS (PC) 4/5
3. Jamestown (PC) 4/5
4. Florence (iOS) 5/5
5. The King of Dragons (NSW) 2/5
6. Ben Wander Presents: A Case of Distrust (NSW) 3/5
7. Noitu Love 2 Devolution (PC) 4/5
8. Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story (PC) 4/5
9. Cellar (PC) 2.5/5
10. Cat Quest (NSW) 3.5/5

Post 2: Games 11 to 20 (link)

11. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (PC) 2/5
12. To The Moon (PC) 4/5
13. Shikhondo (NSW) 1/5
14. Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PS4) 4/5
15. Tetris Effect (PS4) 5/5
16. Aviary Attorney (PC) 3.5/5
17. Bright Memory: Episode 1 (PC) 2/5
18. Hitman: Sniper Challenge (PC) 2/5
19. Bad End (PC) 1/5
20. Blackwell Unbound (PC) 3/5

Post 3: Games 21 to 30 (link)

21. Gunman Clive HD (NSW) 3/5
22. Blackwell Convergence (PC) 4/5
23. Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition (NSW) 2/5
24. Flower (PC) 4/5
25. Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PC) 4/5
26. Life is Strange: Season 1(PC) 4/5
27. Life is Strange: The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (PC) 3/5
28. Life is Strange 2, Episode 1: Roads (PC) 3/5
29. Devil May Cry V (PC) 3/5
30. Puzzle Agent 2 (PC) 2/5

As per Wozzer's instructions in the OP, added a completions log in the required format for tabulation purposes:
1. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (PC) | 1st Jan - 10.9hrs | 3/5
2. GRIS (PC) | 1st Jan - 3.5hrs | 4/5
3. Jamestown (PC) | 1st Jan - 2.2hrs | 4/5
4. Florence (iOS) | 2nd Jan - 1 hr | 5/5
5. The King of Dragons (NSW) | 2nd Jan - 35 minutes | 2/5
6. A Case of Distrust (NSW) | 5th Jan - 3.5 hrs | 3/5
7. Noitu Love 2 Devolution (PC) | 5th Jan - 114 minutes | 4/5
8. Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story (PC) | 5th Jan - 88 minutes | 3/5
9. Cellar (PC) | 5th Jan - 37 minutes | 2.5/5
10. Cat Quest (NSW) | 6th Jan - Around 8 hours | 3.5/5
11. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (PC) | 12th Jan - 2.1 hours | 2/5
12. To The Moon (PC) | 12th Jan - 4.1 hours | 4/5
13. Shikhondo (NSW) | 13th Jan - 35 minutes | 1/5
14. Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PS4) | 13th Jan - 8.5 hours | 4/5
15. Tetris Effect (PS4) | 13th Jan - 5.5 hours | 5/5
16. Aviary Attorney (PC) | 19th Jan - 2.5 hours | 3.5/5
17. Bright Memory: Episode 1 (PC) | 19th Jan - 50 minutes | 2/5
18. Hitman: Sniper Challenge (PC) | 19th Jan - 17 minutes | 2/5
19. Bad End (PC) | 20th Jan - 69 minutes | 1/5
20. Blackwell Unbound (PC) | 20th Jan - 103 minutes | 3/5
21. Gunman Clive HD (NSW) | 21st Jan - 33 minutes | 3/5
22. Blackwell Convergence (PC) | 26th Jan - 2.1 hours | 4/5
23. Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition (NSW) | 5th Feb - 1hr 15 minutes | 2/5
24. Flower (PC) | 16th Feb - 90 minutes | 4/5
25. Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PC) | 25th Feb - 9.9 hours | 4/5

26. Life is Strange: Season 1(PC) | 4th March - 18 hours | 4/5
27. Life is Strange: The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit(PC) | 9th March - 1.2 hours | 3/5

28. Life is Strange Season 2, Episode 1: Roads (PC) | 11th March - 3 hours | 3/5
29. Devil May Cry V (PC) | 17th March - 14.7 hours | 3/5
30. Puzzle Agent 2 (PC) | 17th March - 3.4 hours | 2/5
 
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Prior years:
2015: 52 Games || 1,893 hours
2016: 50 Games || 1,099 hours
2017: 28 Games || 776 hours
2018: 26 Games II 760 Hours

2019 Attempt:
  1. Florence - iPhone (1 Hours) - 1/1/2019
  2. Donut County - iPhone (2 Hours) - 1/3/2019
  3. Gorogoa - iPhone (2 Hours) - 1/8/2019
  4. Shadow of the Tomb Raider -Xbox One (19 Hours) - 1/12/2019
  5. Monument Valley - iPhone (2 Hours) - 1/18/2019
  6. Driveclub VR - PSVR (6 hours) - 1/19/2019
  7. Super Stardust Ultra VR - PSVR (6 hours) - 1/20/2019
  8. Monument Valley 2 - iPhone (2 Hours) - 1/21/2019
  9. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - PSVR (2 hours) - 1/26/2019
  10. Rez Infinite - PSVR (5 hours) - 1/27/2019
  11. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - Switch (13 Hours) - 2/2/2019
  12. Marvel's Spider-Man: The Heist DLC - PS4 (4 Hours) - 2/5/2019
  13. Marvel's Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC - PS4 (4 Hours) - 2/8/2019
  14. Marvel's Spider-Man: Silver Lining DLC - PS4 (5 Hours) - 2/9/2019
  15. Astro Bot Rescue Mission - PSVR (9 Hours) - 3/9/2019
  16. Tetris 99 - Switch (9 Hours) - 3/12/2019



  1. Florence (iPhone) | 1st Jan - 1hrs | 4/5
  2. Donut County (iPhone) | 3rd Jan - 2hrs | 3/5
  3. Gorogoa (iPhone) | 8th Jan - 2hrs | 2/5
  4. Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Xbox) | 12th Jan - 19hrs | 3/5
  5. Monument Valley (iPhone) | 18th Jan - 2hrs | 4/5
  6. Driveclub VR (PSVR) | 19th Jan - 6hrs | 2/5
  7. Super Stardust Ultra VR (PSVR) | 20th Jan - 6hrs | 3/5
  8. Monument Valley 2 (iPhone) | 21st Jan - 2hrs | 4/5
  9. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR) | 26th Jan - 2hrs | 2/5
  10. Rez Infinite (PSVR) | 27th Jan - 5hrs | 4/5
  11. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch) | 2nd Feb - hrs | 2/5
  12. Marvel's Spider-Man: The Heist DLC (PS4) | 5th Feb - 4hrs | 4/5
  13. Marvel's Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC (PS4) | 8th Feb - 4hrs | 3/5
  14. Marvel's Spider-Man: Silver Lining DLC (PS4) | 9th Feb - 5hrs | 4/5
  15. Astro Bot Rescue Mission (PSVR) | 9th Mar - 9hrs | 5/5
  16. Tetris 99 (Switch) | 12th Mar - 9hrs | 4/5
 
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Thanks for running the thread again Wozzer. I cut it pretty close last year with 44 completions and 6 DNFs, hopefully this year I'll pass that elusive 52 barrier!
Specific goals are to finish Zelda: Breath of the Wild, clear some games for older consoles to retire those permanently, and buy less new games.

1. God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008, PSP) ★★★★☆
The first God of War game I've ever played. To be honest I was expecting to dislike this, and the first 20-30 minutes or so did nothing to alleviate this feeling. Kratos is a thoroughly unlikable character, and the game has a gleeful, immature obsession with gore and sex. There's a sex mini-game early on which is so incredibly juvenile and stupid, it's almost like they're making fun of their teenage boy audience?
So where on Earth does that 4-star rating come from? Well, I gotta admit the game does a really excellent job at foreshadowing events and future routes in dungeons. Bossfights are stretched out over sequences to get you hyped for the eventual confrontation, and it really seems like Kratos has grown as a character towards the end. There's a few more nitpicks I have, like the annoying quick-time events which are a staple of the time period, but overall it definitely showed me why God of War became a popular franchise.

2. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (2010, PSP) ★★☆☆☆
In some ways it's more of the same, although the combat has evolved a bit. Where the first game emphasises blocking and countering, this one is more focussed on combining magical spells instead. Aesthethically, this game is again pretty impressive for PSP standards, but it still feels like it has less to offer than the previous one. Partially because the settings are so similar, and partially because everything here is just on fire - from Hades during the opening hour, to Kratos' fiery blade powers, to even some of the ice levels with volcanic backgrounds.
Kratos' character development from the previous title is pretty much ignored outright, resetting him to square one of the anger-vengeance cycle. The game also has some peculiar pacing issues, feeling simultaneously significantly longer in the tooth, while also containing less obvious points where you'd take a break at. Such a break-neck pace doesn't work as well for portable games, there's almost zero rest moments, with many save points simply scattered between action beats. Lastly, the quick-time events are back with a vengeance like Kratos, too, and they're more annoying here than last time since more insta-deaths occur when you fail them.
Ultimately I think this one really shows how these type of games still need a solid emotional core to somewhat justify rooting for such an unlikable character. Unfortunately, attempts at operatic here fall flat and end up a bit hollow and bombastic.

3. Toon War (2018, Wii U) ★★☆☆☆
Not a bad twin-stick shooter, but not really recommendable to anyone but the staunchest genre fan either. There's some messy visual coding going on here, you start in a desert as an advanced military humvee mowing down dudes wearing headscarves who live in tents - fuckin' yikes! This is why you gotta think about your setting and character designs carefully, to avoid real-life associations visuals like that will evoke. The game is surprisingly packed with a lot of content though, given the low price point, although it does get repetitive quickly.

4. Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (2007, PSP) ★☆☆☆☆ - unfinished, dropped at final level
Didn't quite finish this one, but close enough. It begins as a pretty uninspired World War 2 shooter, story is very similar in structure to the original Call of Duty - storm a beach, take out some anti-aircraft in a French village, sabotage a U-boat, destroy a V2 factory. Aiming and movement is rather slow due to the PSP control scheme, but it's not entirely unmanageable and allows inverted aiming.
Selling point here likely wasn't its short, 7-mission campaign mode, but rather the (now unavailable) 32-player online mode (impressive for PSP!). Most of the campaign is very forgiving, but the difficulty absolutely spikes into bullshit territory at the very final segment. I tried it over a dozen tries, hands cramping up, but between the slowness of your dude, and the endless respawning enemies it just wasn't doable. I already didn't really like this one, but that was the final nail in the coffin. Battery died during attempt 14, meaning I'd have to redo the entire mission - I'll take it as a cosmic sign to just take the L here and YouTube the ending.

5. Lumines II (2006, PSP) ★★★☆☆
Dropped this flashy mix of block falling with some rhythm esque elements after 4 or 5 hours or so. It's addictive for sure, and there's a lot of modes to mess around with, but I never had that 'eureka moment' where all of the elements suddenly clicked. It's really nice to suddenly set off a massive chain reaction across the board when you're getting boxed in, but since I'm so bad at Lumines it was pretty obvious those instances were more luck-based than anything. I've watched some videos of this by people who know what they're doing and it's really impressive, but also taught me this is just out of my league. Good game, but not for me.

6. Xyanide Resurrection (2007, PSP) ★★☆☆☆
This is an all-right shoot-em-up that sits somewhere between a rail shooter and a 3 dimensional one. Perhaps the best point of comparison would be Panzer Dragoon, but with free 360 degree aiming rather than quartiles. It has three borderline critical flaws in my opinion: first, there's no autofire option, because holding fire results in a Star Fox-esque lock-on for your rockets (if equipped), meaning you're hammering the fire button to produce shots constantly. Secondly the controls cannot be inverted. It's a 3 dimensional space ship game and you can't invert flight controls, how did this happen in 2007? Bizarre, and it took me half the game to get used to. Third and last: the 'story' is really poorly handled. This game is pretty obviously a sequel to 2006's Xyanide on the Xbox, but the story is relegated to digital comic strips found in a separate menu. Just splice those in between the levels if you want us to see them!

7. Breakout Defense 2 (2018, Wii U)

8. Fat Dragons (2018, Wii U)

9. Rainbow Snake (2018, Wii U)

10. Forest Escape (2018, Wii U)

11. Tokobot (2006, PSP) no rating - unfinished
Not giving this one a rating since it feels unfair to judge the game after spending less than 2 hours on it total. I cleared the first two dungeons/levels of this 3D puzzle/platformer and didn't feel compelled to continue. The character movement is really slow compared to the relative size of the levels, making the typical block pushing puzzles a real chore to execute. The controls are surprisingly complex for what are essentially just four moves, often requiring at least 2 or 3 buttons to be used at once - feels like this could've been much simplified by using a contextual action button. The music is a bit annoying, story felt incredibly predictable in that Saturday morning cartoon fashion, and to top it off you don't even play as one of the cute robots on the cover but rather some boring lil' boy guiding the robots. Skip this one.

12. Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit (2001, WSC) ★★★☆☆
Pretty competent arena fighter, there were several of these in the early 2000s on handhelds (Medabots AX comes to mind especially). This one isn't absolutely packed with features; it's a simple fighting game with 8 stages in relatively predictable order. The twist they introduce is that the monsters (I don't know much about Digimon) don't have health bars. Rather, when you punch one of them, little blue orbs fly out which you need to grab in order to score points. I feel like that mechanic could've been deepened by showing how many orbs the A.I. has, rather than just guessing, as well as allowing you to steal orbs off the opponent. Currently the game kinda rewards hit-and-run tactics, which is a shame.
Doesn't help that every character only has 3 attacks (punch, projectile, mid-air attack). It would've helped if they relegated the second button to a few more moves, they could've put jump on the up button. It's cute they have taunts, but some Digimon have more than others. It's not the most famous ones either; I only recognised 2 and they each had a single taunt, but the worm insect gets 3? Weird. Overall though, a colourful game with okay music, which is fun to play in short bursts.

13. King of Fighters R-2 (1999, NGPC) ★★★★☆
As someone who isn't particularly competent at traditional fighting games, this is pretty appealing. The downsized sprites are cute and much less intimidating than the footage I've seen of King of Fighters '98, which this version is based on. Apparantly the movesets are mostly identical, and the roster is pretty big for a 20 year old handheld fighter. I've only run through the game with every character in team mode once, so I'm sure I've only scratched the surface. But it's cool to pull off moves that involve quarter-rotations and half-rotations, even if it's usually by accident. I don't really have the context for any of these characters, but some of the designs are fun and enduring.

14. RTO2 (2018, Wii U)

15. Masked Forces (2018, Wii U)

16. Unalive (2018, Wii U)

17. Petite Zombies (2018, Wii U)

18. Abyss (2014, Wii U)

19. Shadow Archer (2017, Wii U)

20. Shadow Archery (2018, Wii U)

21. Spellcaster's Assistant (2018, Wii U)

22. Worms Open Warfare 2 (2007, PSP) ★★★☆☆
It's a good 2D Worms game, you launch missiles, sheep, and banana bombs at the other worms and hope yours live slightly longer. This is a pretty packed game, with 30 campaign levels, a bunch of puzzle stages, time trials, and of course there was ad-hoc multiplayer support. However, I had forgotten Worms gameplay could be this slow. Levels will regularly stretch past the 10 minute mark on bigger stages, which is frankly on the long side for a portable game. I guess the PSP has a sleep mode, but nowadays the battery is so unreliable it will still drain very fast.
It's also annoying when you're playing one of the longer levels that's clearly mapped out as a very precise puzzle, requiring an exact execution of steps, because the CPU pulls off some impossibly precise trick-shot against the wind direction, pushing your last worm into a landmine. The game isn't very difficult, per say, but they do progressively stack the deck against you in the later worlds, with tough 4-v-1 fights testing your patience. Worms is a fun game at its core, but this version feels slow, a bit imprecise, and parts of the campaign feel designed to explicitly forbid you from having fun. They'll regularly give you missions without weapons, or only the boring standard ones. Give me Holy Hand Grenades and Concrete Donkeys, Super Sheep and Banana Bombs! Let me enjoy your game, please!

23. Mr. Driller (2001, WSC) ★★★☆☆
Mr. Driller is a fun arcade-style puzzle/action game that was ported to loads of devices. Your goal is to drill all the way to the bottom of a well full of colourful blocks. Grab air tanks along the way and avoid getting crushed by blocks that begin falling after you loosen the structural integrity of the well. Fun concept, colourful levels, several difficulty modes, and some decent tunes too. My only complaints are that the drilling sound effect gets grating since it sits very loud in the mix, and that it's dissapointing this doesn't attempt some screen-flipping action on WonderSwan Color as I would have expected. If you bought a PlayStation Classic, this is on there, and I recommend giving it a go for an hour or so.

24. Grim Fandango Remastered (2015, PC) ★★★☆☆
Feels like one of the greats from the point & click adventure genre. The game certainly borrows from Mexican and Middle-American cultural iconography, but still feels relatively unique and wholly-formed in how it turned out. The premise, which has you selling travel packages to the recently deceased coupled with the smooth-talking slimeball persona of Manny Calavera are a great starting point for all kinds of comedy. However, this game really highlights the limits of this style of storytelling. Once you have outlined all the options, every puzzle can be overcome through either logic or trial and error. The real puzzle is just making sure you have examined all possible options.
I think this game ironically kinda falls apart in the story department, especially in the last Year. You'd think these adventure stories should focus on delivering a coherent narrative, but the frequent one-year skips consistently break this cohesion. There's definitely some moments where I'm pretty sure major developments were left dangling, too. Did I ever collect the tools for Glottis? Does the workers revolution ever move forward? Why did Manny even inspire that in the first place, again? It's possible I've simply forgotten some of these moments of resolution, but not everything winds up feeling essential. Towards the end they're really taxing your patience, too, when the game suddenly asks you to completely take the stakes of a character dying due to a lack of driving seriously. Did cars pre-date this race of demon? It's moments like that which constantly annoy you along the way, carelessly filing away at the carefully laid worldbuilding foundations.

Current numbers:
9 finished
11 dropped
3 endless games
 
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I want to try. Seeing the thread title for the previous year always brought up the word "impossible" in my head, but why not give it a shot.

1. Distance (3.1.)
2. Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (7.1.)
3. Carmageddon (13.1.)
4. Gris (16.1.)
5. Burnout Paradise Remastered (19.1.)
6. Tetris Effect (19.1.)
7. Bound (21.1.)

8. Thumper (11.2.)
9. Tekken 7 (17.2.)

10. Shadow of the Colossus Remastered (2.3.)
11. Journey (13.3.)

Doom 2016
Grip
The Last Of Us Remastered
Life Is Strange
Rayman Legends
Red Dead Redemption 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Mirror's Edge

Abzu
Ori
Prey
Titanfall 2
Bulletstorm
Detroit: Become Human
Transformers: Devastation
Inside
Limbo
Bloodborne
Prince Of Persia PS3
 
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dasu

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Aug 2, 2018
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#93
Realistically, I am never going to be able to get 52 games in a year (unless I totally cheese this and play 48 hour competition games and short indie games). I just want to complete 26 games and have my backlog go _down_ (I finished 28 games last year, and my backlog actually went _up_).

...of course, that is not going to stop me from participating again.

Good luck y'all!
 
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Germany...
#95
I'm down for another round after I failed last year! 2019, here we go!

Status: 16/52 (as of March 15th)

1. Celeste (Beaten: January 1st) on XBox One


What a great game to kick off 2019! The platforming is top notch and the story really got me. Had a blast playing this. It only took me 729 deaths to beat the game. However, it never felt unfair at any point. Every single time I knew “yea I ducked up”

Rating: 10 out of 10

2. The Messenger (Beaten: January 2nd) on Nintendo Switch


What a great game. Indies are totally clicking with me at the moment. Loved how the game was a sidescroller in its first half and then turned into a metroidvania like game. The gameplay is just pure fun! The time travelling feature is also a great addition, specifically the shifting between the different styles of music & graphics. What I also liked is the shopkeeper. I was laughing so hard a lot of times. This guy is a genius. I highly recommend playing this game if you are into anything of the above mentioned.

Rating: 9 out of 10

3. Assassins Creed Odyssey (Beaten: January 7th) on PlayStation 4 Pro


So, here is the thing about AC:0 for me. I really looked forward to playing this game. I enjoyed AC:O quite a lot and the way AC went after all the other games. When I heard about an AC game taking place in ancient Greek I was like 'OMG I NEED THIS!!' cause I am a sucker for Greek history and mythologie. And I enjoyed the game for like the first 15 to 20 hours. After that the game just felt like a drag. The map is way too big if you ask me and it just gets super annoying travelling 7km just to continue the main quest. Furthermore, I did a lot of sidequests at the beginning of the game, however, I stopped at some point because of the reason that the game is way too big if you ask me. This lead to me no longer matching the levels for the main quests consequently leading to me getting super pissed cause they kind of force me to do sidequests even though I don't want to. I was kind of tormenting myself through the game for like the last 17 hours. Based on that the rating is still pretty high.

Rating: 6 out of 10

4. Kirby Star Allies (Beaten: January 8th) on Nintendo Switch


I played the demo way back when it got released and thought 'Hey this game isnt too bad, it actually is fun, I dont see why the reviews arent that good.' Time passed and I bought the game back in December half-price. Unfortunately, the demo already offers everything the game is capable of. The game is way too easy and just repetitive, so I was glad when I finished the story mode. Totally understand the reviews after beating the game.

Rating: 6 out of 10

5. Moss (Beaten: January 8th) on PSVR


Had a good time playing Moss. It maybe a bit short and it is only chapter 1 yet but I already look forward to Book 2. The last part with the snake was especially nice, I think. It always blows my mind how much depth VR can add to a game like this. Without VR this game wouldn’t work the way it does.

Rating: 7 out of 10

6. Splatoon 2 Octo-Expansion (Beaten: January 11th) on Nintendo Switch


Really enjoyed playing the expansion, even though I think it was way more difficult than the original game. However, I really enojyed the different types a levels like rebuilding a statue, dodging or trying to beat a level with only a limited amount of ink. This really was a step up from the original game. Wonder what Splatoon 3 will be like. Already looking forward!

Rating: 8 out of 10

7. The World Ends With You Final Remix (Beaten: January 22nd) on Nintendo Switch


Phew, this is a tough one. I totally dig the games style and story. Additionally, I really like the gameplay. The world isnt too big and I like how you have to work with gestures to attack. BUT: The controls in the Nintendo Switch are just the worst. Playing in docked-mode with a pointer sucks because you cannot react as fast as you would on a Nintendo DS with a stylus and playing in handheld-mode is weird as well because there is no proper way of holding the Switch and have a good grip while playing the game.

Rating: 7 out of 10

8. Bayonetta 2 (Beaten: 25th January) on Nintendo Switch


Really enjoyed it. The gameplay is just one of the best of its genre. Combining this with a fun character like Bayonetta and one will have a great time for sure. However, I liked Bayonetta 1 better. Hoping Bayonetta 3 will top both of them :)

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

9. Owlboy (Beaten 4th February) on Nintendo Switch


Bought this day one because of all the hype surrounding it. Ended up being disappointed and returning after almost a year since its release day. The game succeeds at telling an interesting story but could improve a lot on gameplay. I am not really fond of the controlls tbh. Overall, the game is nice but not a must-play.

Rating: 7 out of 10

10. Resident Evil 2:Remake (Beaten 10th February) on Playstation 4 Pro

What. A. Game. Love every minute with this. Really gives me the feeling of survival horror cause I was low on ammo all the time, struggling. Close to the end I was even struggling with health cause I couldnt find any health items. The level building is superb as you get access to more and more rooms the longer you play. Only things bothering me is Mr. X because I do not know his function or intention yet (only played Leon's campaign so far). I highly recommend playing this game!

Rating: 9 out of 10

11. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (Beaten 16th February) on Nintendo Switch

What a marvelous game. Enjoyed every second playing it. Music was awesome, gameplay was awesome, controls were on point, graphics are amazing. Go and buy this game! One of the best Metroidvanias I have played so far. (See my short love letter in the Monster Boy OT in the hangout section)

Rating: 10 out of 10

12. Detroit: Become Human (Beaten 22nd February) on Playstation 4 Pro

I expected nothing but in the end really liked it, especially Conner's story and Kara's story. What I really disliked was Markus story because it is is just what you expect of an Android-Human Story. Markus being the link between the stories was quite a letdown for me because his story is generic and boring, imho. Nevertheless, Kara and Connor story arcs made up for it! Had a good time playing the game.

Rating 7.5 out of 10

13. Delta Rune (beaten on March 3rd) on Nintendo Switch

I am a sucker for Toby Fox's games. Loved Undertale, loved Delta Rune. Really love how it is setting things up for Undertale so far. I really do hope there is more to come in the NEAR future. Keep up the good work Toby!

Rating: 10 out of 10

14. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild: Champion's Ballad (Beaten on 11th March) on Nintendo Switch

Returning to Hyrule after a one year break felt awesome! It felt like coming home immediately. The new shrines were great and I specifically liked the last dungeon. If you haven't tried the DLC yet, go ahead, it is totally worth your time and money. Plus: The motorcycle is just fun!

Rating: 9 out of 10

15. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Beaten on 11th March) on Nintendo Switch

Man, I really was into No More Heroes back then. I remember playing it quite a lot. Only played liked 2 or 3 hours of part II, so I barely remember that one but Travis Strikes Back just is a dull game. What the game does pretty well is the metacommunication and knowing that it is a game. It gave me a good laugh from time to time. HOWEVER, the gameplay is just dull, boring and repetitive. The fighting is freakin' boring because all you can change are the abilities and that's it. Consequently, I was rather disappointed...

Rating: 5 out of 10

16. Resident Evil Revelations (Beaten 15th March) on Nintendo Switch

Bought the game when it went on sale because I really enjoyed the Resident Evil 2 remake. Revelations did not disappoint but it is not great either. It was fun but nothing special. If you dig some Resident Evil I think the game is worth your time. Already looking forward to Revelations 2.

Rating: 7 out of 10

17. Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Beaten on ) on Nintendo Switch

[In Progress]

Rating: ____ out of 10

xx. Octopath Traveler (Beaten on ) on Nintendo Switch

[In Progress]

Rating: ____ out of 10

xx. Diablo 3 Eternal Collection (Beaten on ) on Nintendo Switch

[In Progress]

Rating: ____ out of 10
 
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jml

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#96
Reserved

1. Dead Cells (PC) | January 7 - 37 hours | 5/5
2. Minit (PC) | February 10 - 2 hours | 3/5
 
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#97
Nice!

I made it last year, 55 games. Never done that before. Breakdown as follow:

24 NSW games
15 NES games
6 PS4 games
4 Wii U games
2 PC games
2 SNES games
1 Xbox One, Gameboy games

Highest rated: Hollow Knight / Xenoblade Chronicles 2 / Torna @ 9.3
Lowest rated: Where's Waldo (NES) @ 1.5

Now to 2019 1/52

1. Yoku's Express Island (NSW) | Jan 2 - 7hrs | 4.1/5
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NSW) | Jan 6 - 25hrs | 4.6/5
3. Abzu (Xbox) | Jan 12 - 2hrs | 4.1/5
4. Kingdom Rush (Mobile) | Jan 14 - 3hrs | 4.0/5
5. Valiant Hearts: The Great War (NSW) | Jan 20 - 6hrs | 4.25/5
 
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#99
Well I failed last year after finishing 3 years in a row so hopefully I can do better this year with no MMOs on the agenda.

13/52

1. Dragon Quest IV (iOS) | 1st Jan - 40hrs | 4/5
Finally finished this one up and had a good time with it. I really enjoyed how the chapters broke up the game and introduced you to each character. The controls were a little wonky with the 8 way movement but I suppose I need to get used to it for the next games too.

2. Darksiders 3 (PS4) | 6th Jan - 18hrs | 2/5
What a freaking let down. From the technical issues to the poor implementation of Dark Souls mechanics, this one was not great. I loved the last 2 games so this one hurts.

3. Battle Chef Brigade (PC) | 13th Jan - 8hrs | 3/5
I think the best way to sum up this game is I loved everything about it except the actual gameplay. I would love to see another game in the series but without the match 3 being the main cooking component.

4. Diablo 3 Season 16 (PC) | 21st Jan - 20hrs | 5/5
Playing another season of Diablo. They buffed a lot of sets for this season so I am checking out some different builds which is fun.

5. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (iOS) | 26th Jan - 20hrs | 5/5
This was my first time playing this game and it was cool as hell. I really liked playing through the generations and the twist of your character not being the legendary hero.

6. XCOM 2: Tactical Legacy Pack (PC) | 2nd Feb - 10hrs | 5/5
Despite it only being tactical engagements, I found this DLC to be a lot of fun. I n]ever really play ironman so that definitely added to the stress/fun. I feel like I learned a lot of new tactics I can take into my campaign game now which is a cool side effect.

7. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (PC) | 6th Feb - 15hrs | 4/5
Overall this was a really fun and well-polished game. Other than a few of the puzzles being really lame, I enjoyed almost all of my time playing. The various monster forms added some neat puzzle/obstacle solutions too.

8. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC) | 15th Feb - 30hrs | 5/5
Man, what a great game. The TLP and WOTC DLC really made me learn how to play the game better and I had a hell of a good time playing this again. Even the cheesy, trope-filled story is still fun to me. Really looking forward to whatever the inevitable XCOM 3 brings.

9. The Swords of Ditto (PC) | 19th Feb - 8hrs | 2/5
Yuck, what a massively disappointing game. The presentation of this game is great but the actual gameplay is tedous, reptitive and uninteresting. They would have been much better served going the full Zelda route rather than making this a roguelite (and I LOVE roguelites).

10. Anthem (PC) | 24th Feb - 14hrs | 1/5
Oh my god what a fucking awful game.

11. Cat Quest (PC) | 27th Feb - 7hrs | 4/5
Nothing revolutionary about this game but it was fun to play when I didn't feel like doing anything too involved.

12. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (iOS) | 28th Feb - 35hrs | 5/5
And with that I am free from the shackles of iOS and onto DQIX on my 3DS. I really enjoyed VI, I will need some more time to reflect on it but it might be my favorite in the series so far. The only part I didn't love is trying to remember where places were in the 2 different worlds but overall it was a ton of fun.

13. Crackdown 3 (PC) | 1st Mar - 12hrs | 3/5
Even though I would rank this as a 3/5, I would say it is a strong 3. I played this for a couple hours each night over a few weeks and really enjoyed the random mayhem. It was a pretty shallow game but it was great fun as a Game Pass title.
 
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I put games on the back burner last year to go for the book/movies challenge. Imma do it this year.

★ = Platinum, 1000/1000 Achievements, or 100%
1. Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (PS4) | 5th Jan - 7ishhrs | 4/5
Pretty great game. Showcases VR and definitely made me a believer in 3D platformer in VR. I still prefer Beat Saber but at least I'm not tired after playing Astro Bot.
2. Tetris Effect (PS4) | 8th Jan - 4ishhrs | 4/5
I'm not done with Tetris Effect yet, but I finished the campaign. Many modes so plenty of replayability. In VR it is mind blowing how they took a simple game like Tetris and made it a visual wonder.
3. Steven Universe: Save the Light (Switch) | 9th Jan - 13ishhrs | 4/5
I'm not a fan of turn based games unless the controls are real simple. Luckily they are here. The big draw is it's a Steven Universe game. So if you're a fan of the show, this game will be right up your alley.
4. Celeste (Xbox One) | 10th Jan - 4ish hrs | 4/5
At first I didn't get all the hype with Celeste being in so many top 10 lists. I get it now. I did have to turn on the assists quite a few times the last few chapters.
5. Job Simulator★ (PS4) | 11th Jan - 4ish hrs | 2/5 Platinum
It was cute at first but I feel like each level should have been 1/2 as long and just have a few more levels. First platinum of the year. Quite an easy one.
6. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn★ (XB1) | 16th Jan - 3ish hrs | 3/5 1000/1000
I got it from Target on clearance for $6. I enjoyed my time with it. None of the levels were long enough to get boring. The humor is juvenile but I chuckled a few times. I'm actually excited for the dlc. You get to play as Barack.
7. Barack Fu: The Adventures of Dirty Barry★ (Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn DLC) (XB1) | 17th Jan - 1.5 hrs | 3/5
This was pretty great. Combat still sluggish but the ridiculously over the top story made me laugh. Plus same as Shaq Fu, its short so never felt bored.
8. No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again (Switch) | 20th Jan - 8 hrs | 4/5
This was what I was hoping for (besides being a full fledged numbered sequel to NMH). Had the Suda51 humor and weirdness that has been sorely missing this gen.
9. Superhot (PS4) | 21st Jan - 3 hrs | 5/5
Freaking too short. And I rarely say that about a game. My thighs are killing me but man what a fun game. I didn't even realize how close I was to beating it. Just started and 1 missions later I'm done. I might try to platinum this one.
10. Saturday Morning RPG (Switch) | 26th Jan - 6 hrs | 3/5
Really enjoyed this. Fun little throwback to 80's cartoons and movies. I really only like turn based RPGs if the actions are simple. Luckily for me, they were. Would have been a solid 4/5 if not for the ending. Really ended on a bad note for me.
11. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) | 30th Jan - 12 hrs | 5/5
I bought SMO when it first came out and messed with it a little. Finally got back to it. Really glad I did. New Donk City level was just ridiculous on how good it was. Whole game was just charming and fun. Loved the ending. Doubt I get all the moons because damn, there are a lot.
12. Retro City Rampage DX (Switch) | 1st Feb - 10 hrs | 2/5
Fun at first but gets tedious a couple hours in. I would have given 3 out of 5 except that final boss was ridiculous. Must have taken be 30+ trys.
13. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey★ (XB1) | 8th Feb - 100+ hrs | 5/5
I loved this game. Not since Assassins Creed 2 have I been this happy with the series. Honestly it doesn't even feel like an AC game. Feels more in line with Skyrim or Dragons Age. Kassandra might even be better than Ezio as a protagonist.
14. Golf Story (Switch) | 13th Feb - 16 hrs | 5/5
Just a charming little golf game. I enjoyed the story and the game play. Never got too difficult which with a game like this I appreciate.
15. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Switch) | 13th Feb - 3 hrs | 3/5
Ok throwback to the 8 bit Castlevanias. It's short enough that it doesn't get boring but I was still glad when it was done.
16. Ninja Gaiden (NES through the Switch) | 15th Feb - 3 hrs | 4/5
This was one of my favorite games as a kid but like most my NES games, I never beat. Well thanks to my free online trial with Switch and the save/load ability, I finally beat it. Still holds up. Second to last boss was a bitch to get through. I'm actually surprised how easy the final boss was.
17. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (XboxOne) | 16th Feb - 6 hrs | 2/5
A game I bought when it first released and finally got to. Really liked it at first. Had the Swery weirdness I enjoy and I like all the characters. But it just ends. No resolution to any of the story arcs and we definitely not getting a season 2. Would have given a 4/5 but that ending is bullshit.
18. Batman: Arkham Origins (XboxOne) | 28th Feb - 12 hrs | 4/5
Finally played Arkham Origins. The best use of all the Arkham games for bosses. Combat felt a little clunky. Not sure if I just don't remember Asylum and City that well or if it's actually worse.
19. The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Lost Memories (Switch) | 5th Mar - 6 hrs | 5/5
What a bold game. It touched me like no other game ever has, even as a straight white (well mostly white) male. I will forever support everything Swery ever does.
20. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade (XB1) | 7th Mar - 12 hrs | 4/5
So... loved Odyssey. Really liked the DLC but that controversy brought it down a point for me. I didn't play Kassandra as gay but I also never would have chosen Natakas as the father to Kassandra's baby. Totally would have chosen Darius though. Besides pushing me with this guy I did not care for, i really liked the rest.
21. Ape Out (Switch) | 9th Mar - 4 hrs | 5/5
Real cool game. Got frustrated quite a few times but I'd manage to get through it eventually. Really enjoyed the music and how I my rampages added to the beats.
22. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (XB1) |
10th Mar - 9 hrs | 5/5
I bought this day 1 on PSN and never got around to playing more than a hour or so. Bought it again physically for Xbox and now finally got around to it when I saw it on Game Pass. Outstanding game. I wouldn't call it fun because the whole game was nerve wracking but one hell of an experience.
23. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (PS4) | 13th Mar - 5 hrs | 3/5
It was alright. Really enjoyed the levels with a timer. Those ones just seemed to flow better. The voice actor for Ezio though... just wow. Sounded nothing like the original and didn't even try. It was hilarious which was not the desired emotion me thinks.
24. Gris (Switch) | 15th Mar - 4 hrs | 4/5
Great little platformer. Some great visuals and every new ability was an awesome addition. Biggest flaw was how short it was.
25. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (Switch) | 15th Mar - 3 hrs | 2/5
Somewhat interesting but looks like a PS2 era game. I got no real history besides broad strokes and it just ends. Like I thought I chose wrong and got a game over scenario. Nope, that was the end.
26. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch) | 17th Mar - 12 hrs | 3/5
It's cute and fun in spurts. Controls felt off from past 2D Mario games. Odyssey is way better.
 
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