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52 Games. 1 Year. 2019.

Oct 26, 2017
Reserved. I had planned on returning from 2017 last year but I bought too many games that saw me out of the running for this and Backlog Blitz.

2017 - 39
2018 - 17

Hoping to hit 52 this year or close to it at least.
Oct 27, 2017
Last year was the first time in 3 or 4 years that I failed the challenge, and it feels bad. Going to try to get back on the horse, but it's hard as I'm entering my final year of college as well
Oct 25, 2017
Tried a couple of times in the past and never made it.
Reserving and will update when I have a bit more time.

* Started before 2019
BOLD - First time finishing

1: Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep* - 24 Hours (01/01/19)
Enjoyed this more than I thought I would after quitting CoM, I guess that's the odd one out when it comes to non-console games on the Final Mix versions as I'm also enjoying DDD so far. I did find it a bit annoying that there were so many cutscenes that overlapped, and because I was worried there'd be something new at the end I couldn't skip them, having to fight the boss in RG 3 times was also a bit much. Played through on Standard and got the Secret+Extra chapters.

2: Octopath Traveler* - 59 Hours (10/01/19)
Beautiful game with great combat, the shorter more intimate stories were enough at the start but since I hadn't read up on much beforehand I was under the impression that things would start linking together in the later chapters. Party interaction is something I love in RPGs, and it being limited to little cutaway dialog scenes just didn't feel right. Having just the 1 character in cutscenes then getting a + where 2 characters talk about the situation they're in is a bit jarring. REALLY? All 8 of you were clumsy enough to fall down that tiny hole? Loved Haanit but they reallyen overdidden iten with ye olde English text.

3: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy* - 6 Hours (12/01/19)
After playing Uncharted 4 I was happy with them closing the series out, now I really want a new Chloe game. Perfect length, decent puzzles and not flooded by too many shooting gallery segments. While I appreciate the art style and charm, after playing mostly Kingdom Hearts and Octopath Traveler for a while, it was a real treat returning to something as beautiful as a Naughty Dog game.

4: Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance - 20 hours (14/01/19)
The first game I've started and finished this year. A step down from BBS for me, but still enjoyable up until the last gauntlet, Riku's final stretch sucked, took me a while to be able to reliably avoid the attacks causing me the most grief. I probably should have started the series sooner as I'm getting a bit burned out, but only 1 game and a movie left. Then a couple weeks off before 3. The worlds were all a bit disappointing, and having to do each twice made it worse (Traverse Town 4 damn times..). Controls were great, but I'd put this above CoM and KH1, but a long way short of 2/BBS.

5: Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Fragmentary Passage - 2.5 Hours (15/01/19)
Some performance issues aside, this was short and sweet. Kinda feels like KH2 and BBS had a baby, which is fine by me. Just as I was starting to get burned out on KH, this upped my hype levels for KH3. For Kingdom Hearts as a whole, I didn't find the story confusing, just all over the place and I feel a bit bad for people who either jump in at 3, or only played the PS2 games.

6: Super Smash Brothers Ultimate* - 16 hours (20/01/19)
Played through world of light on easy, never played Smash before, so didn't want to struggle too much. 91% completion and got the "true ending", it was kinda fun, but really dragged on, especially the final stretch. Heard how it was a great story mode..there was a story? So much of it just seemed repetitive, but I did really like the times it went into themed areas like Street Fighter or Castlevania and wish it was much shorter but with a lot more like that.

7. Resident Evil 2 Remake - 11 hours (27/01/19)
An amazing remake of an amazing game, loved every second of it, still need to do Claire A/Leon B but it's already a strong contender for my GOTY, the 2nd half of the RPD section is some of the most tense and satisfying gameplay I've experienced in a long time. The only part I was a bit iffy on is the back end of the Sewers, I really hope this is more successful than Capcom expect and leads to either RE3 or Dino Crisis getting the same treatment.

8. Limbo - 2 hours (12/02/19)
I've had this sitting in my backlog for years and finally got around to giving it a proper go, neat puzzles and interesting mechanics and art style. That's about it.
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Update: January 2nd, 2019

Game 2: Metro 2033 Redux (PC) (6 Hours) (4/5)
Main Story Beaten

Metro 2033 is a game I've started a few times in the past but never finish, decided to go all the way on this one considering Exodus is on it's way. I wish I'd finished this earlier cause god damn this is such a good game. It has amazing shooting, amazing atmosphere, incredible soundtrack, excellent story and pretty much everything you could ask for. I didn't realise how good this game was til about half way through the game when you first enter the library, which was by far one of the scariest moments in any game I've ever played. There are some nitpicks I have however, the AI isn't amazing and there's a lot of recycling of gameplay ideas. The bad ideas like the driving segments are gone pretty quickly, but you'll see a tunnel of Nosalis pretty often throughout the game.

Amazing game all the way through, going to start Last Light now. I'm getting more and more excited for Exodus

Original Post
Oct 25, 2017
This seems like fun. im going to take part in this and see how many games I actually finish in a year!

1. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
Hit max level and saw the credits. Then did all the current MSQ available up to the latest patch.
2. Spider-Man PS4 + City that Never Sleeps DLC
100% Main Story and DLC.
3. Monster Hunter World PC
Completed Main Story and continued to hunt for many hours. Monster Hunter always sucks away my time.
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Oct 27, 2017
Reserved. Last year didn't work out as planned, but going to try this year again (no promises to get all way to 52).

1. Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (NDS)
Good game, infinitely better with automatic seal drawing patch. Got the best ending.
2. Mega Man 3 (NES)
I have owned this game for 25 years and still learn new life saving techniques. Great game.
3. Mega Man 4 (NES)
Not as good as 3rd game but still OK. Quite a few questionable design choices.
4. Mega Man 5 (NES)
Easily better than Mega Man 4. Good game.
5. Mega Man 6 (NES)
Loved the level design, even if the game was much easier than previous entries.
6. Mega Man 2 (NES)
Had to play this as well. Great game but you better beat that Wily stage 4 in one try.
7. Mega Man (NES)
Easily the hardest of them all. So many broken things balanced by pause trick.
8. Mario's Keytastrophe Rebirth (SNES)
My favourite Super Mario-hack so far. Great puzzles but ended too quickly.
9. Super Mario Bros 3 (Super Mario All-Stars) (SNES)
Still a classic and one of best games ever. Remake holds very well to original.
10. Super Mario Bros 2 - Lost Levels (Super Mario All-Stars) (SNES)
Good difficult level design but bad controls ruin the experience quite a bit.
11. A Boy and His Cursor (Zelda Classic-quest) (PC)
Fun little puzzler, although fairly easy. Minus from unskippable cutscenes.
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Oct 25, 2017
I’ve come to terms with the fact I’ll never actually achieve this, but in the case I can prove myself wrong, I’ll edit this post in the far future
Oct 25, 2017
1. Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

A 2D Metroidvanai-style game in which you play as a priestess that journies to the kingdom of Karst to seal an evil that is destroying the land.
The game is rather tough on Normal as enemies can knock off around 1/3 of your health though generally enemies can easily get trapped in hit stun indefinitely when you attack them with your melee weapon. I overall found it a solid 2D action game, and recommend it to anyone who likes 2D Action adventure games or Metroidvania-style games.


Oct 25, 2017
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I hit 52 in our inaugural year are Resetera but 2018 was a busy year so I only got ten completed (final summary). I think this year probably swings more towards 2018 than 2017 in terms of commitments so I suspect I won't make it again but I love this thread so will totally be trying regardless.

Well done to those who made in 2018 (and to those who didn't but still contributed), thanks to Wozzer for once again looking after the thread and last but not least, good luck and god speed to all those participating this year.

Completed Games (9/52) - 43 to go
#01: Not Tonight - Panic Barn - PC - comments - ★★★☆☆
#02: Off Peak - Cosmo D - PC - comments - ★★☆☆☆
#03: Passpartout: The Starving Artist - Flamebait Games - PC - comments - ★★★☆☆
#04: Dead Cells - Motion Twin - PC - comments - ★★★★☆
#05: Rock of Ages - ACE Team - PC - comments - ★★★☆☆
#06: Far Cry 5 - Ubisoft - PC - comments - ★★★☆☆
#07: When Ski Lifts Go Wrong - HugeCalf Studios - PC - comments - ★★★☆☆
#08: Lumino City - State of Play Games - PC - comments to follow - ★★★☆☆
#09: Sky Force Anniversary - Infinite Dreams - PC - comments to follow - ★★★☆☆

★☆☆☆☆ - Bad | ★★☆☆☆ - OK | ★★★☆☆ - Good | ★★★★☆ - Great | ★★★★★ - Exceptional

Currently Playing

Dark Souls III - From Software - PC (REPLAY)

Watch_Dogs 2 - Ubisoft - PC

Hypnospace Outlaw - Tendershoot - PC

NEO SCAVENGER - Blue Bottle Games - PC

Forza Horizon 4 - Playground Games - PC

Hitman 2 - IO Interactive - PC

Grand Theft Auto V - Rockstar - PC

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes - Steel Crate Games - PC

Kerbal Space Program - Squad - PC


Euro Truck Simulator 2 - SCS Software - PC

BeamNG.Drive - BeamNG - PC



Spyware recommended this in thread.

Charming art style, simple but interesting puzzles so far. Where, and who! is Grandad.

Lemons for a circuit. Genius.

Sometimes perspective makes things a little more obtuse than perhaps it should be but I'll forgive it for the looks.

Like playing guitar with the man by the river (33436/55443/22113/44336/3343666/5544363).

Puzzles get a lot harder as you move into the game (power cab in the moving city) and a couple actually require reasonably quick and accurate timed actions (e.g. morse code machine) which I don't normally expect from a game like this.

Overall a mostly relaxing, interesting and gentle game. I enjoyed it as I would a nice coffee and cheese board after a filling meal.

Hitman 2
Saw credits and what a blast! Not calling this complete though until I hit level 20 mastery on all levels and have played some of the multiplayer.

Sky Force Anniversary - Infinite Dreams - PC
12.9 hours 59% achievements

Nice old school shoot 'em up.

Looks nice, plays well, has some persistent upgrades but the medal gating feels a little tight for me.

Fab single player car-rpg. Multi-player isn't what I want from it. Would like a way to just race PvP without the hoops.

So many hours lost thinking I'll just boot it up for a quick race and ending up spending an hour modding and fine tuning a car!

Quite a few CTDs over the full period of play but weirdly tended to be flawless for ages then crashing three of four times in one session, repeat. Odd but leads me to think it is more my end than theirs in this instance.

W_D 2
Love the hacking toys. Leads to lots of creative ways to "solve" rather than complete missions.

Characters are fun and though cliché are nicely written (though with a few glaring moments of PIS). I wonder if a lot of the reasons they get criticised is that a lot of the puns and plays on hacker culture are a little too close to home for folk who love their "memes".

Surprisingly tough on my PC.

The perfect podcast game.

To use an era-ism, this is the GOAT if you are into orbital mechanics and space as an scientific endeavour rather than a science fictional playground.

So many times have a fired this up to "quickly" achieve x objective but end up spending hours on something else!

FROM 2015:

Game #16: Grand Theft Auto V - R* North/R*
Format: PS4
Completion State: All 100% requirements + a few others complete, platinum trophy.
Completion Date: 14/June/2015

Second time through (PS3 platinum as well) and still just as good. Yes, the story, characters and pace are far from perfect, it's humour is fairly base and the gun-play isn't as good as Max Payne 3 but the scale, scope and setting are un-matched.

I could drive around SA online or offline all day long and not get bored. Great game. Really great game.
Like the character switching (Merryweather heist is simple example switching m and f for stealth on boat)

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes - Steel Crate Games - PC
Playing with my better half, taking turns on the manual and the screen.
Excellent concept, pulled off with excellent style. Pretty sure we'll be playing this one for awhile.
1. Not Tonight (PC) | 15 Jan 2019 - 18hrs | 3/5
2. Off Peak (PC) | 19 Jan 2019 - 1.3hrs | 2/5
3. Passpartout: The Starving Artist (PC) | 20 Jan 2019 - 20hrs | 3/5
4. Dead Cells (PC) | 25 Jan 2019 - 27hrs | 4/5
5. Rock of Ages (PC) | 27 Jan 2019 - 4.7hrs | 3/5
6. Far Cry 5 (PC) | 24 Feb 2019 - 37hrs | 3/5
7. When Ski Lifts Go Wrong (PC) | 2 Mar 2019 - 31hrs | 3/5
8. Lumino City (PC) | 3 Mar 2019 - 5.1hrs | 3/5
9. Sky Force Anniversary (PC) | 17 Mar 2019 - 12.9hrs | 3/5
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Oct 27, 2017
Curated backlog for 2019

Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (Wii)
Witcher 3: Blood and Wine (PC)
Golf Story (Switch)
Stardew Valley (PC)
Owlboy (PC)
Tokyo Mirage Sessions (WiiU)
Flinthook (PC)
Pokemon Red (3DS)
Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu! (Switch)
The Last Guardian (PS4)
Mario Galaxy (Wii)
2064: Read Only Memories (PC)
Super Mario World (Snes Classic)
Final Fantasy 7 (PS4)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (WiiU)
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild: The Champions' Ballad DLC (Switch)
Monster Hunter World (PS4)

1. Persona 3 Portable (PSP) | 7th Jan - 80hrs | 4.5/5
2. Tetris Effect (PS4) | 12th Jan - 4hrs | 4.5/5
3. Spyro the Dragon (PS4) | 17th Jan - 9.5hrs | 4/5
4. Gravity Rush 2 (PS4) | 20.5hrs | 3/5
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Oct 26, 2017
Sydney, Australia
I finished my first game of 2019 this morning. And I've been bummed out all day as a result.

That's because I'll never be able to play Obra Dinn for the first time again. :(

What a genuinely remarkable experience this was. It feels so fresh, and it's incredibly clever in how it turns some obvious indie budget limitations into strengths. I think the game look absolutely stunning for a start, and so many aspects come together to create this extremely unique package.

I don't want to spoil anything, but this game really makes you feel like Spider-Man a detective. There's so many ways that the game provides you with clues, and the 'aha!' moments come fast and often. I have to give major props to the voicework and sound effects - they're absolutely fantastic. I really enjoyed the music, too, and can't stop humming the main themes.

I've never played Papers, Please before, so I bought it today and have chalked that up as my next game to play. If Obra Dinn is anything to by, then Lucas Pope is a genuine auteur developer and I'm super excited for his next project. I also really hope someone just completely and shamelessly copies this formula. I need more games like this.

It took me 10 hours and 42 minutes for 100% completion. 10/10
Nov 7, 2017
Here we go!

Reserving this. Managed 79 last year, can I match / exceed that number this year?

1. Her Story (Mobile) - 16/01/19 - ~4 hours (Credits)

Massively late to the party on this one, but fuck me, what a game. Easily the best use of the FMV format I've played.

The game does so many interesting things with developing narrative, totally eschewing the codes and conventions of linear storytelling. At its core, the game has you search a video database using key words. Using the clips you find, you're asked to attempt to piece together what happened in what is ostensibly a crime story, using half of a two way conversation. The interviewer is never heard or seen, so all narrative comes from the responses of the interviewee.

Despite the game offering the player total agency over how they approach the story, revelations and twists are able to provide genuine shocks and thrills.

It's super cheap on mobile and PC - please go and play it if you haven't already.

2. Guitar Hero [Clone Hero] (PC) - 19/01/19 - ~20 hours (all songs 7-starred)

Clone Hero has changed my life. Seriously.

I have played thousands of hours of Guitar Hero and Rock Band over the years, but really lost the impetus in the last couple owing to the lack of releases / proper support. Harmonix have been fantastic at piping new content into RB4, but after selling my Xbone a few years back when it became clear I only really played my PS4 I've had no real way to scratch the rhythm game itch.

As an early Christmas present, my brother bought me a USB X360 guitar, and after a bit of setup, I've basically played Clone Hero for at least an hour or so daily for the last 2 months. The reverse engineered, community authored game is able to play note charts from any legacy title, and has a huge community authoring new charts on a daily basis. I have more songs installed than I can possibly play.

To make the game seem more manageable and purposeful, I decided to try and beat each legacy game in turn, attempting to 7-star (the new highest score rating available) each track from their original setlist. First up, 2005's Guitar Hero with its 47 track setlist comprised of covers of popular songs, as well as independent music from a variety of Harmonix-associated bands.

Most songs fell pretty easily on first or second try (remember, I have been playing this franchise for over a decade now), but the final track, the truly dire 'Decontrol' by Drist, honestly took nearly 200 tries. The scoring meta game, maximising your star power multiplier by deploying it across particularly lucrative runs of notes becomes a real tactical endeavour when you're 100 runs deep, and I'd guess at least half my play time could be attributed to this one track.

Still, all done. Onto GH2!

3. Car Quest (Switch) - 28/01/19 - ~10 hours (Credits)

Not great. Not bad, but not great.

An exploration based adventure that feels very N64 in its design. You control a car with incredibly floaty physics (think PSP classic Gripshift), solving traversal puzzles and collecting items to gradually unlock more of the world map.

Whilst most of its shortcomings can be forgiven seeing as it was designed and developed entirely by two brothers, I did encounter an almost game breaking bug where a vital platform despawned never to return. Luckily, an enterprising community of fans of Twitter were able to help me solve the issue, otherwise it's very unlikely I would have persevered to finish the game!

4. Full Throttle Remastered (PS4) - 31/01/19 - ~4 hours (Credits)

I fucking love Full Throttle. It's my favourite point and click, and one of my favourite games of all time because of its atmosphere - Full Throttle is positively dripping in atmosphere.

The Remaster manages to tart up the graphics without robbing the pixel art of its charm like the Monkey Island remakes, makes the two 'action' sections of the game less frustrating, and adds a heap of concept art plus a director's commentary which I'm keen to listen through at some point.

Get it bought if you've not played it. The puzzles fell pretty easily for me given how many times I've played the original over the years, but it's just such a joy to be in Full Throttle's world I didn't mind at all.

5. Bury Me, My Love (Switch) - 13/02/19 - ~2 hours (Credits)

This is a hard game to quantify. A narrative game that uses the codes and conventions of WhatsApp to give insight into the Syrian refugee crisis of the last few years.

A playthrough is short, around 2 hours, but there are almost 20 endings, with each playthrough offering around 15% of the available content at best.

I achieved what could be considered a good ending, I think, and am in two minds whether I have the nerve to try again, knowing how many things could have gone wrong for my partner on her trip.

What I found most fascinating was how similar to a text conversation the game felt at times - there were scenes that felt gripping, where I couldn't take my eyes of the screen for fear of what message would come through next, and there were times where I played only half concentrating.

6. Tetris 99 (Switch) - 14/03/19 - 30 hours [and counting] (13 wins [and counting])

Ok. Serious time. I am not going to make any progress in this challenge unless I acknowledge Tetris 99, a game I have dedicated almost all my gaming time to since its release. When I got my first win I thought 'right, that's that game beat', loaded Resetera, started typing, and then stopped. '5 wins would feel more like the game was done'. A week later: '10's a good number'. And so on.

Tetris is such a vital game. It's such a simple game. I find it absolutely mental that in the last year or so we've had Puyo Puyo Tetris, Tetris Effect and Tetris 99. Every one a different take on a now 30-odd year old format. Every one a 10/10, near faultless experience.

I am good at Tetris, but I could be better. This drive is what pushes me to hit 'restart' when I win, lose or come close with a podium finish. It's the best multiplayer game on the Switch, and the best multiplayer version of Tetris yet to exist. It's unlikely I'll stop playing any time soon, but I thought it absolutely deserved its place on this list, if only to quantify why it's been a month since I last beat anything.

7. Portal: Still Alive (X360) - 17/03/19 - ~3 hours (Credits)

I was a bit nervous playing through Portal again, as it's been the best part of a decade since I last ran through it. Its inclusion in the Orange Box for consoles was a masterstroke, pushing people who were desperate to play a decent console port of Half Life 2 and Team Fortress to play a first person spatial narrative puzzler was genius. At the time it was arguably the best title in that collection.

Playing in 2019 it was remarkable how little has been lost since its release. The mechanics are still largely unrivalled (except, I gather, for its sequel that I've yet to play), the writing is still sharp and blackly comic, and the runtime is perfect. Every story beat hits, every joke works, the premise is built up brilliantly before offering a genuinely brilliant twist. It also has one of the best comedy songs of all time play over its credits. Even the visuals hold up, as the game's stark lab aesthetic works to cloud its age.

A near perfect game. If you've never given it a go, get it played.

Tetris 99 (Switch)
Ni No Kuni (DS)
Smash Bros Ultimate (Switch)
Travis Strikes Back (Switch)
Clone Hero - hahahahaha (PC)
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Oct 26, 2017
Almost certainly going to fail this year but I'll give it a go. Reserved.

1. Celeste (PC) - 1/1/2019
2. Alan Wake (PC) - 3/1/2019
3. Limbo (PC) - 4/1/2019
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Oct 25, 2017
Claiming post for 2019.

In 2014 I finished 28 games.
In 2015 I finished 25 games
In 2016 I finished 40 games.
In 2017 I finished 36 games.
In 2018 I finished 31 games.

Game 01: Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones DLC # Actually liked the story better than the main game. (Jan 06, 2019)
Game 02: Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs # Not as good, really spongy bosses. (Jan 08 2019)
Game 03: Assassin's Creed Odyssey # Kassandra is great. (Jan 25, 2019)
Game 04: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - Tactical Legacy Pack # Dope. Can't wait for XCOM 3! (Feb 20, 2019)
Game 05: Evoland 2 # It's fine, I guess. (Feb 26, 2019)
Game 06: Mark of the Ninja # Still great! (Mar 03, 2019)
Game 07: Glass Masquerade # Nice and relaxing. (Mar 11, 2019)
Game 08: Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut # Still super weird, also super broken on PC. (Mar 13, 2019)
Game 01: Game # Thoughts?! (Jan 01, 2019)
Game 01: Game # Thoughts?! (Jan 01, 2019)
Game 01: Game # Thoughts?! (Jan 01, 2019)
Game 01: Game # Thoughts?! (Jan 01, 2019)
Game 01: Game # Thoughts?! (Jan 01, 2019)

In progress from past years
Legend of Kay Anniversary
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery Episode 1
Octodad Dadliest Catch

Games I'll hopefully get around to playing this year
Subsurface Circular
Okami HD
SteamWorld Heist
Shovel Knight DLC
Read Only Memories
The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky
Valkyria Chronicles
Super Win the Game
Experience 112
The Fall
Halo Spartan Assault
Great Permutator

# Just don't like it. (Feb 04, 2019)
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Oct 27, 2017
Reserving a spot. Don't think I'll hit 52 games this year but want to keep track anyway.

Game 1: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Started: 1/1/19
Finished: 1/9/19

Finished adventure mode 100%

Game 2: ?
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United Kingdom
2014: COMPLETED - 55 games (GAF)
2015: COMPLETED - 62 games (GAF)
2016: COMPLETED - 53 games (GAF)
2017: COMPLETED - 52 games (Era)
2018: COMPLETED - 52 games (Era)

Games finished in 2019: 1


1) Final Fantasy XV
Developed by: Square Enix
Platform: PS4
Time to beat: 41 hours 53 minutes
Rating: 6.5/10

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Not thinking I’m going to be meeting this at all (the most I’ve done is in the 30s I think ugh), but it’s fun to track!

2018: 29 games (super surprising)....
2019: 1 game so far
  1. Red Dead Redemption 2 -- 8/10

Currently playing:
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1. Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) - 9/10
2. Sonic & Knuckles (Genesis) - 9/10
3. Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PS4) - 6/10
4. Call of Juarez: The Cartel (Xbox 360) - 4/10
5. Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps (PS4) - 7/10
6. Deadly Creatures (Wii) - 7/10
7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) - 10/10
8. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U) - 5/10
9. Florence (iPad) - 8/10
10. King's Quest: Quest for the Crown (PC) - 7/10
11. Mega Man 11 (PS4) - 8/10
12. King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (PC) - 7/10

Now Playing:
Bulletstorm (PS4)
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS)

2018 List - 68 Games

Best Game Played This Year: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Worst Game Played This Year : Call of Juarez: The Cartel
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Oct 25, 2017
Virginia Beach
This year is going to be a return to form for me. After beating 60 games in 2017 I only beat 10 last year. I still played a ton but it was a lot of the same ones like Rocket League and Overwatch so this year I'll be blasting through my backlog.

1) Spiderman - PS4 - 1/13

Fantastic game with satisfying combat and some of the most fun traversal I've ever played. I'll definitely 100% this before moving on to other games.
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Oct 26, 2017

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

First down, only 51 to go!
Oct 27, 2017
Reserving a spot. A link to my Backloggery (where I keep track of every game I've ever played or would want to play, rather than a literal backlog) which I will also be updating. I didn't participate in this thread specifically last year, but I did pretty much the same idea. In there I kept track of every game I beat for the first time in 2018, so I think that's how I will be tracking things for 2019 since I always replay a lot too so that's not much of an accomplishment.

2018 - 60 games beaten
2019 - 19 games beaten

Click on games to be led to the post where I gave a brief review!

1. Bomb Chicken (Switch) | 4th Jan - XX Hrs | 2/5
2. Whip! Whip! (Switch) | 5th Jan - 01 Hrs | 3/5
3. Puzzle Bobble (Switch/Arcade) | 10th Jan - XX Hrs | 4/5
4. Yoku's Island Express (Switch) | 12th Jan - XX Hrs | 3/5
5. Kamiko (Switch) | 16th Jan - 01 Hrs | 2/5

6. Onimusha: Warlords (PS4/PS2) | 19th Jan - 02 Hrs 20 Mns | 4/5
7. Spyro the Dragon (PS4/PS1) | 25th Jan - XX Hrs | 4/5
8. Resident Evil 2 (Remake) (PS4) | 27th Jan - 06 Hrs 18 Mns | 4/5

9. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Switch) | 3rd Feb - XX Hrs | 4/5
10. Away: Journey to the Unexpected (PS4) | 6th Feb - XX Hrs | 3/5
11. Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (PS4/PS1) | 10th Feb - 08 Hrs | 3/5
12. Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon (PS4/PS1) | 17th Feb - 09 Hrs | 4/5
13. Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (PS4) | 18th Feb - 08 Hrs | 3/5
14. Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight (PS4) | 20th Feb - 08 Hrs | 3/5
15. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove (Switch) | 2nd Mar - 02 Hrs | 4/5
16. Devil May Cry 5 (PS4) | 6th Mar - XX Hrs | 5/5
17. Gunman Clive 2 (Switch) | 13th Mar - 01 Hrs | 3/5
18. Fairune Origin (Switch) | 13th Mar - 00 Hrs 20 Mns | 3/5
19. Ninja Gaiden (NES) | 14th Mar - XX Hrs | 5/5
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Oct 27, 2017
Game 1: Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Remastered - PC - Completed 1/2/19
This should be a really good year of gaming for me, and I think this is a good start. Hopefully one of the games released this year is Modern Warfare 4.

Game 2: Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 - PC - Completed 1/5/19
MW2 is a really good game, but it can be a bit of a slog compared to MW1 and MW3. I'm going to hold off on MW3 until we get closer to fall.

Game 3: Bulletstorm - PS4 - Completed 1/6/19
It always surprises me how much fun I have with this game, regardless of what platform I play it on. I had far to much fun trying to think of new ways to kill enemies.

Game 4: Gears of War 3 - XB1 - Completed 1/17/19
Working on this, Onimusha Warlords and Rise of the Tomb Raider all at once. Lucky to have such good games to play. Really enjoying my HD58x's a lot more than I expected.

Game 5: Rise of the Tomb Raider - PC - Completed 1/21/19
I enjoy this game so much more than Shadow. I guess that's what happens when a game actually has combat in it.

Game 6: Resident Evil 2 Claire A - PC - Completed 1/25/19
This is actually the first time I've finished any part of RE2. I loved every single moment of the game. Already looking forward to my next playthrough with Leon, and the subsequent flipped playthrough (Leon and then Claire).

Game 7: Resident Evil 2 Leon B - PC - Completed 1/28/19
Stayed up til 2 frickin AM finishing this up. Both sides of the game were great.

Game 8: Titanfall 2 - XB1 - Completed 1/29/19
It's gonna be tough for Titanfall 3 to live up to this campaign.

Game 9: Resident Evil 2 Claire B - PC - Completed 2/3/19
Woohoo I got the indestructible knife!! Leion A next.

Game 10: Resident Evil 2 Leon A - PC - Completed 2/7/19
Oh no, this isn't the end. I still have costume runs to do. I still have standard difficulty runs to do. I still have S run runs to.

Game 11: Quantum Break - PC - Completed 2/10/19
I forgot how good the combat was in this game. Really makes me hyped for Control.

Game 12: Forza Horizon 4 - PC/XB1 - Completed 2/19/19
This was really good, but the lack of showcase events as well as no proper "ending" sort of soured me a bit on the game. I still had a ton of fun. I think I just prefer FH3 more.

Game 13: Resident Evil 2 Leon A - PC - Completed 3/3/19
Standard run in just over 3 hours. Got the unlimited ammo pistol. Was quite the rush at the end there, but I came well under the 3:30 requirement. This leads to me next game...

Game 14: Resident Evil 2 Claire A - PC - Completed 3/3/19
Just a regular assisted run. I think I picked up every single item that I could and killed every single enemy that I could, even the ones putting their arms through the windows. The unlimited ammo pistol changes things a lot. Don't need to run away from Mr. X anymore. Just shoot him in the head a bunch and go back to whatever I was doing.
I really do prefer the Claire campaign. She has a good voice character and her, and her story, are just more likable.

Game 15: Devil May Cry 5 - PC - Completed 3/10/19
What a great game, and what a great start to the year.

Game 16: DmC - PC - Completed 3/17/19
It's hard not to compared this to DMC5 and it actually compares very well. Combatwise, DMC5 easily takes the cake. But DmC isn't exactly a slouch. But DmC has a lot more "game" mechanics. More platforming. More puzzles to solve. More thinking involved. Is it as good as DMC5? No. But it has aged very well.
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Oct 25, 2017
This is tempting but so many of my backlog games are old RPGs that I missed.

For instance, from 2011 to 2018, I put maybe 15 hours into Radiant Historia on DS. A few weeks ago it finally grabbed me and I played another 25 hours over the past month to finally finish it.
May 30, 2018
Let's do this!


1. Donut County (Switch) - 1/6/19

2. Florence (ios) - 1/10/19

An extremely emotional experience for me. Beautiful.

3. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4) - 1/12/19

4. Super Smash Bro Ultimate (Switch) - 1/18/19

5. Castlevania: SOTN (PS4) - 1/20/19
10 hrs - Both Castles

Currently playing:

1. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
2. Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Switch)
3. Golf Story (Switch)
4. Dusk (PC)

1. Donut County (Switch) | 6th Jan - 2hrs | 4/5
2. Florence (ios) | 10th Jan - 1hrs | 4/5
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Ps4) | 12th Jan - 55hrs | 4/5
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Oct 25, 2017
I didn't quite hit my goal for 2018 after completing it in 2017, but here's to a new year!

Now Playing:
Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Switch)
Wargroove (Switch)

Completed (4/52):

1. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Switch)

2. Gunman Clive HD (Switch)

3. Resident Evil 2 (PS4)

4. Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)

1. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Switch) | 19th Jan - 8hrs | 3/5
2. Gunman Clive HD (Switch) | 21st Jan - 1hrs | 3/5
3. Resident Evil 2 (PS4) | 27th Jan - 6hrs | 4/5
4. Kingdom Hearts III (PS4) | 10th Feb - 28hrs | 4/5

2017 Games - Complete!
2018 Games - Incomplete
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Oct 26, 2017
Last year was the first year since 2015 that I didn't complete the challenge! Likely won't be able to do it again for a good long while, that's what working life does I guess. Anyway, let's go again shall we?


1. Old Man's Journey - 02/01/19
2. Linelight - 06/01/19
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 11/01/19
4. Elite Beat Agents - 12/01/19
5. What Remains of Edith Finch - 20/01/19
6. GRIS - 21/01/19
7. Pikuniku - 27/01/19


8. Battle Chef Brigade - 06/02/19
9. Apex Legends - Ongoing
10. Destiny 2 - 25/02/19


11. Luigi's Mansion - 04/03/19
12. Pool Panic - 09/03/19
13. Hyper Light Drifter - 13/03/19
14. Devil May Cry 5 - 17/03/19
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Oct 25, 2017
I finished 26 games last year, though I wasn't particularly focused on playing games. Hopefully, I'll be able to reach 52, but we'll have to see.

1. Sonic Mania (4 hours)
This is an excellent example of Sonic game, just bursting with great gameplay conceits and gorgeous spritework and music.

2. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back - N. Sane Trilogy (5 hours)
I'm not gonna lie, I don't think I see why people are so in love with this series. Don't get me wrong, this is a good game, but it feels unremarkable in just about every way. Maybe it's just because I'm more used to Nintendo-style 3D platformers of the era like Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, but this felt really basic to me. That's not gonna stop me from beating the other two games in the trilogy, though.

3. Warriors of Fate (1 hour)
Another solid Capcom beat 'em up that just doesn't really do it for me thematically. I do like that the one guy bites his opponents' faces, though.

4. Armored Warriors (1 hour)
Okay, this is more like it. A really cool setting, sub-weapons, and the ability to equip parts from fallen enemies make for a highly entertaining experience.

5. Battle Circuit (1 hour)
This might be the highlight of the collection. This game is bursting with character, has a decent selection of special moves to pull from, and I was surprised when I reached the end of the game sooner than I expected.

6. Onimusha: Warlords (6 hours)
Perhaps a bit dated, but it's quite fun and briskly-paced. I'm surprised that Capcom let this series disappear for so long.

7. Catherine (13 hours)
Hard as nails but fair puzzles and a thought-provoking story make for a highly addicting experience.

8. Okami (30 hours)
It's easier than Kamiya's games usually are, but it's a wonderful specimen of a game nonetheless.

9. Daytona USA (<1 hour)
Man, this really has aged well. Never played this before, nor any 90s arcade racer besides Crusin'n Exotica, but it's still a lot of fun. That soundtrack sure doesn't hurt.

10. Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (19 hours)
Okay, yeah, I can see why people love this one. Great spritework, great music, a great set of characters (why does nobody ever talk about Necro? He's awesome!), and of course, that legendary gameplay. Gill is all sorts of bullshit, though.

11. Soulcalibur VI (28 hours)
Quite fun in the gameplay department, but both of the game's story modes dragged, and neither had compelling stories.

12. Bleed 2 (1 hour)
It's more of the same as with the first game - short, challenging, but forgiving. Good stuff.

13. Street Fighter (1 hour)

14. The King of Fighters XIV (14 hours)
I assure, that it's all fourteens is a coincidence. Game itself is really fun, mediocre art style be damned. It's also quite reasonable by the standards of SNK fighters, or so I hear, with straight forward inputs and a not-terrible final boss.

15. Crash Bandicoot: Warped - N. Sane Trilogy (3 hours)
In terms of the game's quality, I feel more or less the same about this one as I did about Cortex Strikes Back. It's fine. The level themes are generally much more interesting in this game, which is a plus, but the vehicle levels are almost universally bad. One thing that I will say in this game, and its predecessor's, favor is that it does have some of the best cartoon-style animation I've ever seen in a polygon-based game.

16. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (5+ hours)
In hindsight, the boss fights go on too long in this game, but this is still an extremely high quality platformer.

17. Resident Evil - REmake (11 hours)
This game holds up impressively well, but sadly does little to change my opinion that the recent Resident Evil 2 remake needs a fixed camera option.

18. Devil May Cry (12 hours)
Beating this and the original Resident Evil back-to-back, you can really see the influence of the latter in the former. Anyway, the game is great, even if its controls are rather dated compared to more modern games following in its footsteps.
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Oct 26, 2017

#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 lasting power besides the boss fights

FYI - The creator of this game released Iconoclasts last year on all the major devices besides Xbox 1. Its in my top 10 games of all time and I highly recommend for those looking for a 2D platforming adventure with an actual story. Bosses, graphics and animations are also top notch!
Oct 27, 2017

3.Celeste Play Time 11h15m 9/10
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.
Came nowhere near to completing this year and won't come close in 2019 either

4/52 Games Beaten

Currently Playing:
- Pokémon: Fire Red (GBA)
- Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (PS4)

Games Beaten Per Month:

January - 0
February - 2
March - 2

1. Away: Journey to the Unexpected (PS4) - 4/10 - February 11 - Game started out promising but soon falls to pieces. I genuinely can't believe the developers thought completely railroading you in a roguelike would be a good idea and make for an enjoyable game.

2. Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) - 9.5/10 - February 11 - Superb game, and if they removed the annoying Mary Jane stealth sections that were extremely tedious it would be almost perfect. It's just missing that little extra something to make it my GOTY over God of War.

3. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu (NS) - 7/10 - March 4 - A fun romp through Kanto, but I have major gripes with it. Not being able to battle wild Pokémon is fucking lame and this is the easiest Pokémon game to date. However, there are some great features that I loved, like the legendary Pokémon battles.

4. Spyro - The Reignited Trilogy: Spyro The Dragon (PS4) - 6.5/10 - March 13 - The platforming here is fun, but this is a pretty barebones game. If you don't actively try and 100% complete everything there is to do in each level this would be a 3-hour game. Spyro's personality is so white bread here, and, in general, there's just a bland feeling reverberating throughout the whole game. Not a bad game, but certainly not a great one.
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Jan 2, 2018
Reserved , gonna give it a try.

2016: 26 games
2017: 68 games

2018: 47 games

Will update at the start of each month with opinions.


1. Ys Felghana (PC) | 1th Jan - 7h58m | 4/5
2. A Way Out (PC) | 1th Jan - 8h | 3/5
3. Bladed Fury (PC) | 3th Jan - 3h | 4/5

4- The cat Lady - 8h- 4/5
5- Persona 3P - 59h39m 5/5
6- Resident Evil 2:RE (Leon A) - 9h13m- 5/5

1. Ys Felghana (PC) | 1th Jan - 7h58m | 4/5
2. A Way Out (PC) | 1th Jan - 8h | 3/5
3. Bladed Fury (PC) | 3th Jan - 3h | 4/5
4- The cat Lady - 8h- 4/5
5- Persona 3P - 59h39m 5/5
6- Resident Evil 2:RE (Leon A) - 9h13m- 5/5
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Oct 26, 2017
Oh man, I almost missed this.

Currently Playing
  • Final Fantasy IV (DS)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)


  1. Tacoma (PS4) - 01/01/19

Previous Entries

Immediate Backlog
  • Dark Souls (PS3)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS3)
  • Dragon Quest IX (DS)
  • Final Fantasy Dissidia NT (PS4)
  • Iconoclasts (PSV)
  • Infinite Space (DS)
  • The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
  • Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence (PS4)
  • Resident Evil: Revelations (PS3)
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PS4)
  • Resogun (PS4)
  • Tales of Xillia (PS3)
  • Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)
  • Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3)
Oct 29, 2017
Isle of Man
March 18th Update

Currently Playing (2):
  • Apex Legends (Xbox One)
  • Far Cry 5 (Xbox One)

Beaten (+8):
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) 5/1/19 (Platinum) - Verdict: 9/10
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man CTNS DLC (PS4) 8/1/19 (100%) - Verdict: 7/10
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Xbox One) 10/1/19 (100%) - Verdict: 7/10
  • The Order: 1886 (PS4) 13/1/19 (Platinum) - Verdict: 7/10
  • Feeding Frenzy (Xbox 360) 2/2/19 (100%) - Verdict: 6/10
  • Resident Evil 2 (Xbox One) 13/3/19 (100%) - Verdict: 9/10
  • Black (Xbox One) 14/3/19 (Dropped) - Verdict: 4/10
  • Fortnite (Xbox One) 18/3/19 (Finished) - Verdict: 9/10

  • A beaten game is to completion, Platinum Trophy/100% on PS4 Pro and 100% on Xbox One X, or dropped due to lack of enjoyment.
  • Try to complete a variety of games across PS4 & Xbox One.
  • Main Game to count as 1, and all DLC to count as another 1. Same from a purchasing point of view.
  • Try to prioritise games that have sequels on the horizon, or are relatively new releases.
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Oct 27, 2017
Have no trust in myself to actually get to 52 games, but my backlog stands at 70 games (though most of that is PS+), so I really need to whittle it down. Might as well give this a crack.

Jan 20th Edit: Feeling pretty good so far about my progress. Already gotten through 4 (albeit shorter) games. Now to finish off the RDR2 epilogue and move on to the behemoth of BotW.

Feb 18th Edit: I abandoned BotW for the moment. Can't seem to get in the groove with that game after the first couple hours were sublime. I'm currently making my way through Divinity Original Sin 2 and wooooo boy does that game have CONTENT

Currently Playing:
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 (PS4)
On Deck:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  1. Marvel's Spider-Man: The City that Never Sleeps DLC (PS4) | 1/4/19 - 8hrs | 5/10
  2. Burly Men at Sea (PS4) | 1/6/19 - 1hr | 5/10
  3. Bayonetta (Switch) | 1/15/19 - 10hr | 6/10
  4. The Order: 1886 (PS4) | 1/20/19 - 9hr | 6/10
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4) | 1/21/19 - 52hr | 9/10
  6. God of War (PS4) | 2/4/19 - 28hr | 9/10
  7. Tacoma (PS4) | 2/23/19 - 4.5hr | 8/10

Post #343 - Spider-Man, Burly Men at Sea, Bayonetta, The Order: 1886
Post #393 - Red Dead Redemption 2
Post #539 - God of War
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Oct 26, 2017
I'd like to do this for the first time. Reserving my spot

Current Playing -

AC Odyssey

Next -

Portal Knights

On the Horizon -
Horizon Zero Dawn as I never got past the first few hours for some reason

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.
I did the same Finished 42 games and when I look at my 2019 goal it's the big open world games that are going to eat up my time too mostly 2016-2017 sunset overdrive/Witcher 3/AC Odyssey/Spiderman/shadow of the tomb raider
So good luck
Aug 21, 2018
I did the same Finished 42 games and when I look at my 2019 goal it's the big open world games that are going to eat up my time too mostly 2016-2017 sunset overdrive/Witcher 3/AC Odyssey/Spiderman/shadow of the tomb raider
So good luck
Thanks! And good luck to you as well.

The only way I can manage to do it is to sprinkle a few shorter games (15 hours or usually less) in between the biggies. So I'm playing SteamWorld: Heist right now and probably a couple more before I tackle...well, I started to say The Witcher 3, but I guess Kingdom Hearts 3 will be the first long-ish game I start up this year.
Oct 25, 2017
Current games completed in 2019: 13

1. Abzu (PS4) | 3rd Jan - 2hr | 3/5
2. Bound (PS4) | 3rd Jan - 1hr | 4/5
3. Burly Men at Sea (PS4) | 4th Jan - 2hr10m | 3/5
4. Roundabout (PS4) | 4th Jan - 2hr30m | 4/5
5. Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (PS4) | 5th Jan - 5hr2m | 4/5
6. LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4) | 6th Jan 8h | 4/5
7. Rime (PS4) | 8th Jan 6h29m | 4/5
8. Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4) | 10th Jan 7h | 2/5
9. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (PS4) | 25th Jan 66h37m | 5/5
10. Kingdom Hearts 3 (PS4) | 5th Feb 34:06:39 | 5/5
11. Resident Evil 2 (PS4) | 24th Feb 16:40 (Claire A/Leon B scenarios) | 5/5
12. Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal (PS4) | 3rd March 15:00 | 4/5
13. Devil May Cry 5 (PS4) | 13th March 16:00 | 5/5
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