Been slacking on making individual updates, so this post is pretty much just a slightly modified copy-paste of my constantly edited original post
. Hoping to do monthly updates after this that feel more specific and have more in-depth impressions.
Bought in January-March 2012:
Beaten in January-March 2012:
Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP - Saw it on a few GotY 2011 lists, figured why not.
Catherine (PS3) - Valentines Day sale!
Monster Tale - Kept promising myself I'd buy this to support the Henry Hatsworth guys but it got drowned in other March releases. Finally committed to that and picked it up when I bought Catherine.
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - I don't really wanna say that everything about Skyward Sword was amazing. A better way to put it would be that pretty much every element of the game was a pleasant surprise. There were a couple things that did suck, but almost everything sucked less than I thought it would. Either way, it's tied with Link to the Past for my 2nd favorite Zelda game.
Sonic Generations (PC) - It started out really impressive, but as I got farther in the game it felt like it was getting sloppier in design and I was having less fun. This culminated in a kind of crappy final boss. Still the best Sonic game I've played in years though, and I feel like both the fanservice-tastic soundtrack and the suprisingly likable Saturday Morning Cartoon style cutscenes in particular deserve a shout-out. Definitely worth the $15.
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger (PSP) - Finished all the Story Mode stuff, beat the True Ending. Love the gameplay but man the story sure is Japan Weird. I will probably get Continuum Shift Extend sometime this year so I can play this online and use the new characters.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team - Beat the main story, got me some ending credits. I'm sure there's a lot of postgame stuff to do. The sequel, which I beat first, was a good deal better, but the core gameplay is great in any scenario.
Bully: Scholarship Edition (PC) - Bought this during a Steam sale last year, saw it on the Re-GOTY 2008 thread a few times and decided to give it a shot. It was pretty cute and I had fun with it. I really liked the "taking classes to level up attributes" system. A lot of other things about it are more of a skeleton for what could
be an amazing school parody simulator. Hope one day we get a Bully 2 that delivers on those concepts.
Monster Tale - I love the Henry Hatsworth guys. I don't think they executed as well on the concept this time, but it's still a great enough concept and aesthetic that I'll put up with some sloppy design choices.
The Binding of Isaac- This was a lot more fun than I expected. But about as hard. Also, about as gross.
On The Horizon:
My Bought count is probably going to increase by at least two next week, when I buy Skullgirls and my Xenoblade Chronicles preorder (hopefully) arrives in the mail. I'll still be in the positive despite this, but I kinda wanna get another notch or two under my belt before the time comes. Right now I'm eyeing Chrono Cross and Advance Wars: Dual Strike, and I've made some progress in both. Though I guess not so much that beating either in less than a week isn't potentially a bit overambitious.