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52 Games. 1 Year. 2021.

Wozzer

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



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

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


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

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


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

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

How do I know when I've completed a game?
That's up to you, it could be completing the game or playing 3hrs+ if it has no ending or is a MP game. You can do replays, as long as all the games are completed in 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Is there a deadline?




Archive: 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 (shout out to jshackles jshackles as the prior host)





The brave individuals that overcome the challenge for 2021;

<pending winners>

The survivors who overcame the challenge of the previous year 2020 thread;




And below are the legacy participants who haven't (yet) overcome the challenge this year (disclaimer: I only pulled the last two years, as I'm unsure who is still active beyond that);



Here lists those that have risen to the challenge during this or prior years! If you see yourself beating the challenge, please remember to send me a DM with your post once you’re done!
 
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Starting in 2020 our Discord has grown to over 100 members now and with it saw the start of "Game Club", a play on a traditional book club that sees us choosing and collectively playing a nominated game per month, sharing our thoughts and opinions through to beating it.

Due to the logistics of discussing, raffling and nominating games the bulk of the process will remain driven in the Discord via an external spreadsheet but I'll be posting the nominations here so everyone can join in! Those who beat the game are entered into a raffle to choose the monthly game, and we also do longer group decided quarterly games.
  • January 2021: Outer Wilds
  • Q1 2021: Grand Theft Auto V
You can view last years nominations here; https://www.backlogbeat.com/game-club
 
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1. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (PC) | 2nd Jan - 24hrs
2. Demon's Souls (PS3) | 2nd Jan - 15hrs
3. Little Big Planet (PS3) | 3rd Jan - 6hrs
4. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3) | 5th Jan - 14hrs
5. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time (PS3) | 5th Jan - 8hrs
6. Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) | 7th Jan - 21hrs
7. ICO (PS3) | 9th Jan - 6hrs
8. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox One) | 12th Jan - 17hrs
9. Jade Empire (Xbox One) | 14th Jan - 16hrs
10. Burnout Paradise (PC) | 17th Jan - 10hrs
11. The Division (PC) | 25th Jan - 56hrs
12. Sleeping Dogs (PC) | 6th Feb - 20hrs
13. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (PS3) | 11th Feb
14. Bayonetta (PC) | 12th Feb - 7hrs
15. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC) | 15th Feb - 17hrs
16. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (PC) | 24th Feb - 16hrs
17. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (PC) | 1st Mar - 19hrs
17/52


1. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (PC) - 24hrs
First finished game of the year! Great game. I had already played Witcher 3 before this but that wasn't detrimental to my enjoyment. I rather liked the shorter length and the more linear design worked well.

2. Demon's Souls (PS3) - 15hrs
It was fun to come back to this game after so long. The limited-direction rolling took some time to get used to but I loved playing through all the areas again. I'm currently going through NG+ but will probably put it down for a while. When I eventually get a PS5 I'll play through the remake.

3. Little Big Planet (PS3) - 6hrs
I'm glad it's short. Nostalgia didn't carry the game for me but it was still fun. I remember how cool it was at the time playing all of the online player created levels and playing with others, but this playthrough was offline.

4. Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3) - 14hrs
Very fun with some segments I didn't enjoy (e.g. spaceship sections). I don't know how I overlooked the Ratchet and Clank games growing up. The old school platforming is wonderful.

5. Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time (PS3) - 8hrs
They took my least favorite aspect of the previous game and made it the hub world... Then added collectible busy work and puzzles to lengthen the game. Also, having Ratchet separate from Clank for most of the game didn't do it for me as I found Clank's sections boring. I still enjoyed the game but it felt too unfocused. The game's cutscenes also crashed my ps3 five or six times.

6. Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - 21hrs
I haven't played a racing game in some time and I'm glad I chose this one. It's brilliant. I pretty much play GT for the career mode and GT Sport is a little slim in that regard, but the mechanics are top notch. I completed 100% of all three campaign modes. Majority gold times/placings with the some silvers. No bronzes! I do have GT5 ready to go for the ps3 so that will be a treat as I hear 5 is beefy with offline content. Planning on getting GT7 as well when I get a PS5.

7. ICO (PS3) - 6hrs
I was about to give a negative review of this game, but the last quarter of it was fantastic and saved it. I loved Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian. It's not on the same level but it's solid in its own respect. Things I liked: music, world, ambience, art style, limited dialogue letting the world tell the story. Things I didn't like: finicky controls, hard to see switches and openings which led to me spending too long trying to figure out a "puzzle" when I actually just didn't see something in a dark area, enemies being quite a nuisance until you get a sword. I think my favorite thing, besides the late game areas, was actually the music on the save menu lol.

8. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox One) - 17hrs
The upgraded textures on Xbox One do look sweet. I skipped this when it came out but I shouldn't have. It was a nice story; a little too many escort style missions, but fun nonetheless. The side quests I did were interesting and it was cool to sit back and relax with some Dice. All in all it felt good to serve justice, especially so at the end. I won't spoil in case somebody is planning on playing and hasn't yet.

9. Jade Empire (Xbox One) - 16hrs
Wow, what a tale! This game is so unique. From the combat system, to the characters, to the dialogue, to the world, to the music, it's all wrapped into such a coherent and well presented package. The great humor was just the cherry on top. So much creativity went into this title. There are really a lot of choices and consequences. I ended up doing mostly an Open Palm run. It just felt right during play. I will remember this one fondly.

10. Burnout Paradise (PC) - 10hrs
Got the Burnout License and the credits so that's good enough for me for now. It was nice to come back to a time when arcade racers were still a thing. Loved the ol' hold down boost as long as possible gameplay. There's a nice design to this game that makes you want to do "just one more" event (again and again) before stopping for the day. Very fun.

11. The Division (PC) - 56hrs
I picked this game up last year when Ubisoft gave it away for free and it's just been sitting in my backlog since. Maybe the severe drought of shooters I enjoy playing is the reason I'm liking it so much, but the gameplay loop and gun play is very satisfying. I played through most of the game with a SCAR variant for my primary and an smg or lmg secondary, using the airburst seeker mine to get a jump on groups of enemies. I thoroughly enjoy this game and just picked up Division 2 for 9$ a few days ago on sale. Looking forward to going from snowy NYC to summertime DC.

12. Sleeping Dogs (PC) - 20hrs
Environmental kill! Environmental kill! No but seriously I did that way too much. I'll keep it short this time. The story was good with memorable characters and the writing provided some nice comedy relief between the serious segments. The fighting mechanics were enjoyable as well. This is a great game and sort of the Yakuza I never knew I wanted.

13. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (PS3)
I broke this game out for my Dad to play, but started to get addicted to it again. It just reminds me that when a game is good it's good, it doesn't matter when it came out. I built up a new character, completing the "Tiger Challenge" which is a large web of different challenges culminating with beating Tiger Woods himself in match play at Pebble Beach. Alongside I completed a full season. I'm not sure how many hours I put in as it doesn't keep track but I certainly enjoyed the hours I played.

14. Bayonetta (PC) - 7hrs
I thought it would never end. It's an alright game, fun and quite humorous, but the exposition and cutscenes in the later chapters were far too long. What was also too long were the motorcycle and missile sequences. I did enjoy the boss battles. This game has a uniqueness to it I like and some cool concepts though overall leaves a little to be desired.

15. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC) - 17hrs
One of the most tense and riveting games I've played in a while. I used the Stalker Complete mod and some reshade which I plan to use for each iteration as the improvement is very nice. This game does not hold your hand which makes it easy to get immersed in the thick atmosphere while exploring. The last few areas were pretty hard, and I had to go back and stock up on more rad stuff to be able to do it. I got one of the most common endings I guess you would say, but I am glad I decided to continue this playthrough and finish the game. It was well worth it. I just picked up Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat so I'm looking forward to continuing the series.

16. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (PC) - 16hrs
I write this one with a heavy heart as I was nearing the end of the game (on the mission "The Road to Limansk) when trouble started - about 16.5hrs in. Crash after crash and four hours of trying to fix the game later, I've given up. The game will load every 20x I try but eventually crashes again anywhere from 5-20mins in. I absolutely loved it up until that point. I was entrenched in this beautiful but gritty world yet again. My hat's off to the devs as this series has been one of the best in my life of gaming. I will have to watch a playthrough of the last couple of missions as I'd like to see the end, but I am counting this one as finished. I'll be starting Call of Pripyat in a bit. Hopefully it won't be as harsh of a mistress.

17. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (PC) - 19hrs
I was able to finish with no technical issues, and I loved it. One of the best changes for this game was making the areas very large, more open world like. This accentuates the best parts of Stalker for me and it makes me very excited for when Stalker 2 comes knowing it is going to be an open world. Also, the free-play option at the end is a nice touch. This series was a real treat to play and I can't get enough, so I've downloaded and installed a few Stalker standalone mods (Anomaly, Call of Chernobyl, Lost Alpha). Can't wait to plunge into those.
 
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1. Super Mario Sunshine (Switch) - 01 Jan - 20hrs | 4/5
2. Gears of War 5: Hivebusters (Series X) - 01 Jan - 6hrs | 2/5
3. Ghost of Tsushima: Legends Mode (PS5) - 01 Jan - 6hrs | 3/5
4. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics: Mahjong Solitaire (Switch) - 02 Jan - 10hrs | 4/5
5. Demon Souls (PS5) - 02 Jan - 40hrs | 5/5
6. Little Nightmares (Series X) - 02 Jan - 3hrs | 3/5
7. Animal Crossing (Switch) - 03 Jan - 100hrs | 5/5
And a Dung Beatle completes my Bugpedia.
8. Overwatch (PS5) - 04 Jan - 10hrs | 4/5
Winter Wonderland 2020
9. Maneater (PS5) - 07 Jan - 10hrs | 2/5
10. THPS 1+2 (PS5) - 10 Jan - 20hrs | 5/5
All Skaters Full Stats.
11. Star Wars: Squadrons (Series X) - 17 Jan - 8hrs | 3/5
12. A Little Acre (Series X) - 17 Jan - 2hrs | 3/5
13. Hitman (PS5) - 24 Jan - 10hrs | 4/5
14. Mario Galaxy (Switch) - 24 Jan - 30hrs | 5/5
15. Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Series X) - 27 Jan - 20 hours | 3/5
16. Control (PS5) - 8 Feb - 11 Hours | 2/5
17. Hitman 2 (PS5) - 12 Feb - 10 Hours | 4/5
18. Hitman 3 (PS5) - 13 Feb - 8 Hours | 3/5
19: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Switch) - 14 Feb - 52 Hours | 3/5
20: Bowser's Fury (Switch) - 14 Feb - 5 Hours | 3/5
21. Overwatch (PS5) - 15 Feb - 50 Hours | 4/5
Level 1100
22. Miles Morales (PS5) - 16 Feb - 9 Hours | 4/5
Pretty great. It feels a lot more focused than its' predecessor. A ton of audio bugs throughout the game though.
23. Soul Calibur (Series X) - 17 Feb - <1 Hours | 5/5
24. SNK VS. Capcom The Match of the Millennium (Switch) - 17 Feb - 1 Hours | 4/5
25. Super Mario 3D World (Switch) 19 Feb - 15 Hours | 3/5
26. Samurai Shodown (PS5) | 19 Feb - <1 Hours | 3/5
27. Soul Calubur VI (PS5) | 20 Feb - 3 Hours | 4/5
28. Kirby Star Allies (Switch) | 21 Feb - 10 Hours | 2/5
29. Overwatch (PS5) | 22 Feb - 10 Hours | 4/5
Year of the Ox
30. Street FIghter IV (PS5) | 23 Feb - >1 Hours | 5/5
31. Animal Crossing New Horizons (Switch) | 2 Mar - 50 Hours | 5/5
Fishpedia completed.
 
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Reserving my spot for this year and I'm getting off to a strong start, hopefully, I'll be able to finish more than 14 games ;) :p

1. BroForce - Nintendo Switch: Finished the campaign on 1/1/2021
I've been wanting to play this game for a while now (since at least 2016) but never really bothered to pull the trigger & buy the game until the day after Thanksgiving when it was on sale on the Nintendo eShop for like $3. Since getting it I've been slowly playing through the main campaign and in small chunks I found the game to be really enjoyable as well as challenging the more I progressed. I also loved all the 80's/90's/2000's action/sci-fi movie references that are littered all throughout the game even though I didn't care for some of the unlockable characters that you can get as I felt they were kinda useless especially against boss enemies.

2. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladio - PS5 (via PS4 Backward Compatibility), Finished the game on normal difficulty on 1/20/21
I recently decided to go back to Final Fantasy XV (the first FF game I ever beat) and clean up some trophies (beat a hidden post-game boss & max out the skill stats for Survival, Cooking, & Fishing) needed to get the game's Platinum trophy. After getting the Platinum I realized that I hadn't played any of the 4 DLC episodes for the game and decided it was time to finally tackle them starting with Episode Gladio, which is when I found out that each Episode acts as it's own little game. Overall this episode wasn't too bad for the first one I played as I kinda dug the final battle against Yojimbo though I was a little disappointed to learn that this episode was the shortest one of the bunch.

3. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis - PS5 (via PS4 Backwards Compatibility), Finished the game on normal difficulty on 1/20/21
I thought this episode was kinda eh, not bad, but not great either

4. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto - PS5 (via PS4 Backwards Compatibility), Finished the game on normal difficulty on 1/22/21
Overall this was my least favorite of the DLC episodes I've played cause Prompto really came across as overly whiny which I found annoying. Now while I do appreciate the more shooty/stealthy approach this DLC takes (which is a big departure from the main game and the rest of the DLC episodes I've played so far) it wasn't enough to get me to overlook it's faults which only became more egregious when I encountered a bug where I couldn't pick anything up or save my game. In order to continue, I had to revert to my last save (it wouldn't let me revert to my last checkpoint where I was still able to pick things up) causing me to lose nearly an hour of progress.

5. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn - PS5 (via PS4 Backwards Compatibility), Finished the game on normal difficulty on 1/22/21
I decided to leave Episode Ardyn for last since it was supposedly gonna bridge the gap between the end of the game to the originally planned second season of DLC episodes, unfortunately, it ended up being the last DLC episode for this game as the game's director quit the company so Square-Enix canceled all the previously announced Season 2 DLC except for this episode which was apparently pretty much done when the game's director quit. Which really really sucks as this episode was my favorite episode of the whole bunch both from a gameplay and story standpoint. The part of the episode I enjoyed the most was the game's final chapter which has you tearing shit up and culminating in a fight against Noctis' father King Regis. Of the DLC episodes, this and Episode Gladio are probably the only ones I'd bother revisiting or attempting to 100% complete down the road.

6. River City Girls - PS4, finished the game on normal difficulty on 2/1/21
I pre-ordered the physical version of this game a while back and upon getting it only got as far as the game's second boss before taking a break away from the game. Since I've been having back issues lately I decided to take a couple of days off to try & recoup and decided to pop this game back in. In the span of 4 - 5 hrs I managed to beat it for the first time with a 74% completion rating and over half of the game's trophies unlocked, overall I enjoyed the game and definitely plan on down the road tackling it again with some of the unlockable characters I got for beating the game.

7. Ghost of Tsushima - PS4, both finished the campaign on normal difficulty as well as obtained the Platinum Trophy on 2/2/21
This game has been on my "radar" since it was first announced and I've been slowly playing through it since it came out in September. Overall I really enjoyed the game and I enjoyed it enough to go for the game's Platinum Trophy during my first playthrough, making it the 20th Platinum Trophy I've obtained overall as well as the 2nd one I've obtained this year.

8. Bloodborne - PS4, finished the game in about 38 hrs getting the secret boss fight/ending on normal difficulty/offline play as well as 28 of the base game's 34 trophies
For years I've tried getting into the Souls/"Soulsborne" games from From Software and usually it would end pretty badly for me. I sucked so badly at these games that I rarely made it out of the first 2 "opening" areas. Though out of all the "Soulsborne" games I played the only one I would occasionally revisit in an attempt to get further in was Bloodborne and for the past 3 years, I was stuck in Central Yarnham, the game's first real "opening" area. My last attempt at playing this game was about 7 months ago and I got so thoroughly wrecked that I had essentially given up on playing these types of games despite finding their visual style (and occasional lore ) appealing. That is until about 2 weeks ago when one of my favorite Youtube Channels, Playstation Access, started doing live streams of the crew helping fellow crew member Rob (who's very much like me when it comes to the Souls/"Soulsborne" games) get further into the game as he had been stuck in Old Yarnham for almost 5 years. The stream inspired me to revisit the game and see if I could finally break out of Central Yarnham, well as you can tell I not only (gleefully) finally managed to conquer my demon in Central Yarnham I also managed to beat every boss (except the "Chalice Bosses") in the game. I (between bouts of anger.....seriously fuck those Chthulu looking motherf***ers with the god**** paralyzing attack, fuck'em up their f***in asses with expired bleach & a dirty@$$ garden hose :p) really enjoyed the game (I can't tell you how many times I got the shit scared out of me, especially the bit at the church in Yarguhl getting attacked by the giant wolves) and am seriously thinking about possibly going for the game's Platinum trophy down the road as I'm only 6 (technically 5 if you don't count the Platinum Trophy itself, 2 are related to beating the game, 1 involves getting all 26 hunter weapons, and the last 2 involve the Chalice Dungeons) from getting it as well as possibly picking up the Old Hunter's DLC once it goes on sale for a decent price.

9. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War/Warzone - PS5, 10+ hrs each of online multiplayer/Zombies
I beat the campaign for this game last year and while it honestly wasn't a favorite of mine I really enjoyed the game's online multiplayer and zombies mode. Since I was still actively playing the online/zombies aspect of the game I had decided back in January not to add it to this list until I got to a point where I was gonna drastically cut back on how much I was gonna play the game. Well, I reached that point about Saturday evening after having a horrible rage-inducing time (spread out over the span of a couple of days) trying to complete the challenges for the Zombies Outbreak event in the flaming cesspool of despair & evil known as Call of Duty Warzone. I was so enraged by my experience that it seeped into other games I was (up until that point) enjoying essentially souring me on them (it didn't matter what game I played if there was one little thing that went south it just sent me into a mad rage) and got to the point where I started playing Fortnite (See below)......a game (mainly cause I'm not the biggest fan of Battle Royale-style games) I under normal circumstances wouldn't touch with a 50 ft pole unless it was to help my 6 yr old nephew unlock/do something in the game that he, his mom, or his dad couldn't do (like help him get the Predator skin & associated gear) after numerous attempts ....just to try to get out of the rage infused funk CoD had put me in. So I plan on finishing out the Season 2 battle pass (since I had essentially already paid for it) and then refuse to touch the game except for when they occasionally come out with a new Zombies map.

10. Fortnite - Nintendo Switch, 10+ hrs mainly in Solos (so far)
As mentioned in my comments about game #9 I don't care for Battle Royale style games, but I typically find myself (essentially) coerced into playing them either because they got tied into a game mode I enjoy or to help out my young nephew. Since I was in such a rage-induced funk due to an event happening in game #9 that was tied (loosely) to another of the game's modes that it was (essentially) hindering me (emotionally) from enjoying other games and playing the rage-inducing mode (this time with the sole purpose of causing pain and not trying to complete the objectives I needed to do in order to be done with the G***UD*J*JJ*J*JA***H***** Battle Royale mode ) didn't help (it enflamed it even more) I did what was once unthinkable. I downloaded Fortnite to my Nintendo Switch (mainly cause I felt it was the one thing I'd be least likely to fling across the room if I got mad) and started playing the game in solos (mainly cause I was in F*** everybody mode) since I had some experience playing the game (due to helping out my 6 yr old nephew on his account) I actually managed to finish in 1st place at least once during my first 4 matches (my other finished were 24th, 88th, & 6th) which was actually enough to get me out of my funk as I was able to return to a game (Persona 5 Strikers) that I had been enjoying pre-funk and in my first attempt managed to destroy a boss enemy that had been destroying me & further fueling my rage funk. I've since put in 10 + hrs into the game, purchased the damn battle pass (mainly so I could get the Predator & Mandalorian stuff), and played 40+ matches 75% of which ended with me being in the top 25 or higher.

11. Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid - Nintendo Switch, about 3 hrs, 2 of which were spent playing the game's story mode
Growing up as a kid in the late 80's early 90's one of my favorite TV shows (next to Batman: The Animated Series and Sonic the Hedgehog: The Animated Series) was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers I even had the toys (I had the Red, Blue, Black, & Green Ranger figures, the Green Ranger's sword flute toy, the White Tiger Ranger's sword toy, and the Dragonzord toy) with my favorite ranger being Tommy aka The Green/White Tiger Ranger. Right around the time of the movie (1995) I had started to move away from the series (and onto other things) so I never really gave much thought about the series until I had heard about this game (which fused Power Rangers with one of my favorite gaming genres, fighting games) about a year ago. I ended up checking it out while it was on Xbox Gamepass, but outside of a couple of vs. matches didn't really get into it until yesterday when I, on a whim, decided to pick up the Collector's Edtion for the Switch while it was on sale for the same price as the standard version. Overall it did manage to tug on my nostalgia for a little bit before frustration started rearing its ugly head due to me realizing that it had the potential to be an amazing game (I enjoyed the Marvel vs. Capcom style of gameplay as well as the different modes and nods to the original series) but because they decided to be cheap/rush things (they should have included more Rangers & Villians especially from the original era, they could have done a better job telling the story instead of leaving most of it to be told in text/dialogue boxes - still images with actual spoken dialogue, they should have included a one on one arcade mode w/ alternate arcade endings for each character, a trials/challenge mode for each Ranger, unlockable alternate outfits, etc.) it ultimately felt like a really disappointing game. With that said this will probably be one of those games that I'll pop into my Switch to play either vs. or arcade mode every now and then on a whim.
 
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Sign me up for completions!

1. Astro's Playroom (PS5) - Jan 01
2. Assassins Creed III (PC) - Jan 06
3. Wilmot’s Warehouse (XSX) - Jan 12
4. Maneater (PS5) - Jan 17
5. Donut County (XSX) - Jan 22
6. Carto (XSX) - Feb 13
7. Torchlight 3 - Feb 18
 
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1. Astro's Playroom (PS5) | 1st Jan - 5hrs | 5/5
2. Pokémon Sword: The Isle of Armor (Switch) | 1st Jan - 10hrs | 4/5
3. Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PC) | 17th Jan - 67hrs | 5/5
4. Mad Games Tycoon (PC) | 17th Jan - 14hrs | 4/5
5. Cyberpunk 2077 (PC) | 14th Feb - 59hrs | 4/5
6. Doom64 (Switch) | 2 Mar - 10hrs | 4/5
7. Frostpunk (PC) | 4 Mar - 10hrs | 5/5

COMPLETED GAMES

Astro's Playroom Pokémon Sword: The Isle of Armor Yakuza: Like a Dragon Mad Games Tycoon Cyberpunk 2077 Doom64 Frostpunk

PREVIOUS YEARS:

2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014
 
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01: Aborigenus (Xbox Series X) - [2000/2000 Achievements 100% complete] - {01/06/2021}
Well Xbox has a quest to get 10,000 achievement score this month for a $10 gift card. This one added an additional 1000 Achievements and grabbing them up was very easy. No shame, I'm counting it. It's like a side-scrolling platformer with an Aboriginal theme that you might find on TurboGrafx-16. Not much challenge but it's kind of cool anyway.

02: The first Tree (Xbox Series X) - [1000/1000 Achievements 100% complete] - {01/09/2021}
You know what you're in for when the guy telling the story says he had a dream he was a mother fox. The fox itself is a little stiff and not near as fox-like as some other fox games I've played. It's a few hours to collect everything while the guy tells you his sob story, maybe you will relate to it more than I. Just here for the chievo's.

03: Woodle Tree Adventures (Xbox Series X) - [1000/1000 Achievements 100% complete] - {01/12/2021}
Cute stress free platformer with easy achievements. This is how a budget game should be.

04: Fumiko! (Xbox Series X) - [1000/1000 Achievements 100% complete] - {01/14/2021}
Hidden gem here about being an AI inside a server. The design of everything had to of taken someone with an insane brain to pull off the feel of being inside a server with these kind of low poly, geometry style graphics. Some might be turned off by the graphics but I really dug how they came together to make a unique game. Think of it like a Journey/Abzu game with a little more story and some minor combat. Music was good too.

05: She Sees Red (Xbox Series X) - [1000/1000 Achievements 100% complete] - {01/16/2021}
I wonder if this is the first game with video of real human nudity since The Guy Game? It's an interactive movie game with actually some pretty good gore scenes. Played in Russian Audio. Saw all 62/62 scenes and I think I finally understand the plot for the most part.

06: Metropolis: Lux Obscura (Xbox Series X) - [1000/1000 Achievements 100% complete] - {01/16/2021}
Did I play two Russian games in a row? Not sure. Gritty adult visual novel combined with connect 3 game. I actually really like how the different connect 3 objects do different damage (punch, kick, gun, etc.) The art is cool with nudity and sex scenes but they're all kind of short-story outcomes.

07: Tell Me Why - Chapter 1 (Xbox Series X) - [500/1500 Achievements] - {01/17/2021}
Best part of the game so far is the beautiful views of Alaska, it's nice to take in the scenery. The story doesn't have quite as big of a hook as other Dontnod games but I'm curious enough to continue with it.

08: Refunct (Xbox Series X) - [1000/1000 Achievements 100% complete] - {01/18/2021}
Of these budget platformers with blocks, I like this one the best so far. Dynamic time of day lighting makes it look pretty. It takes a speed run to get a couple achievements but it was pretty fun learning the path and only takes under 4 minutes.

09: Bright Memory (Xbox Series X) - [1000/1000 Achievements 100% complete] - {01/18/2021}
Janky game with some potential. Had to beat it 3 times in order to get all the achievements. I hope they gave the team enough support to make Infinite good. With this I've just about completed the 10K achievement point quest and I can move on to longer/non-Xbox games.

10: Fantasy Tavern Sextet -Vol.1 New World Days- (Switch Lite) - [100% complete] - {01/22/2021}
The fantasy world/tavern theme really called to me and did not disappoint. Really nice artwork with some animation to it. Looking forward to building my harem in the next volume.

11: Iro Hero (Xbox Series X) - [1000/1000 Achievements] - {01/23/2021}
Fun, simple, yet difficult shmup. You can change your ship from red to blue, red ship kills blue enemies and absorbs red enemies shots and vice versa. When you start coming across yellow and purple enemies things really get interesting. Even on Story Mode the game is tough with only 3 lives per level, thankfully there is a level select for ones you already beat. I await a patch needed to fight the final boss but considering that's as far as I can go, I'll go ahead and log it for now and revisit it when that can be done.

12: Tell Me Why - Chapter 2 (Xbox Series X) - [1000/1500 Achievements] - {02/03/2021}
Still loving the Alaskan environments in the game. Game can get a little preachy in this chapter but you can choose to play it cool for most of it. Trying my best to get Tyler to plow some puss.

13: Jewel Quest (Xbox Series X) - [200/200 Achievements 100% complete] - {02/28/2021}
Why, why, why, why, why? I could be playing any number of AAA games, instead I played this old XBLA puzzle game. It had good vibes, I guess. With a story even, about looking for lost treasure. It got quite challenging and felt good to finish it since I don't normally play puzzle games.

14: The Little Acre (Xbox Series X) - [First playthrough] - {03/02/2021}
Charming adventure game with very nice artwork. One of the most harmless games you could ever playthrough.
Currently Playing:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PC/Steam)
Curse of the Dead Gods (Xbox Series X)
Shing! (Xbox Series X)
Cyberpunk 2077 (Xbox Series X)
Final Fantasy VII (Xbox Series X)
Summer Sweetheart (Switch Lite)
 
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Game 1 - Dragon Quest III: Seeds of Salvation - Nintendo Switch - Completed Jan 6th, 2021
I played this game last on Android, and I really enjoyed it despite it's flaws. I picked up the first three games when they released on the Switch a few years back, but I was really turned off by the graphics on the first two games. I decided to boot up the third game, and I'm glad I did! Fun gameplay, and surprisingly nice new shiny creature sprites. The graphics were bad in a few parts (characters, mostly) but overall it was a decent enough experience and a fun way to replay one of my favorite old NES games. I kinda wish they would make the Zenethian Trilogy for Switch as I'd really like to replay those in the same style without digging out my DS or relying on the Android version's fixed portrait mode. A great start to 2021!

Game 2 - Diablo - PC / GOG - Completed Jan 9th, 2021
I picked up the original Diablo on GOG a while back and decided to give it a go. Since I have an ultra-wide display, I went with the DevilutionX mod which allows ultra wide resolutions as well as controller support which was really neat! The game still holds up okay, but it's extremely dated in some aspects. The text-based menus are all a relic of a bygone era, but it was fun to relive in a modern resolution. It was also fun since the last time I played this (from a CD) it took for fuck all ever to change between levels whereas now it's almost instantaneous. Overall a fun trip down memory lane! I'm going to give Diablo II a shot next!

Game 3 - She Sees Red - Nintendo Switch - Completed Jan 10th, 2021
I love a good cheesy FMV game, and this one ticked all the boxes for me. I saw this was on sale for $3 and figured "why not?" Functionally I found it to be really similar to Night Shift or The Complex, in that it's essentially just a "choose your own adventure" type movie with multiple endings. Obviously, the game was originally done in Russian and dubbed into English which at first was somewhat distracting but after a while became quite natural. The story, though, was pretty well done and this had some really good cinematography too. I felt like my choices mattered, because I played through the game twice and got two different endings and a massive amount of variation. The main menu said 46/62 scenes so I didn't even see everything there was to see. I really liked the protagonist, a kind of femme fatale version of Sherlock Holmes. Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of FMV games! Oh, and boobs.

Game 4 - Magic the Gathering: Arena - PC / Epic - Completed Jan 13th, 2021
I started playing this over the Christmas break with my son, when I bought him and my daughter a few plainswalker decks that had digital codes in them. I've been playing about daily now, and I feel like I've pretty much exhausted my enjoyment of this game. It's... Magic. It's very similar to playing the real game, just online. Which was great except that I opened all the (free) packs, got all the cards I wanted, built the deck that I wanted using the current meta, and then it felt like a coin toss every time I started a match as to whether I would win or not. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. And that's okay and fair, but not terribly exciting. I know a new expansion is coming out later this month / early next month, and it looks alright I suppose, but I think I'm done with this version of Magic.

Game 5 - The Textorcist - PC / Epic - Completed Jan 16th, 2021
I guess this is the first Epic free game that I've played after more than a year of collecting them. The game looked pretty fun with cool cartoony pixel graphics and an interesting typing premise. I love typing games like Typing of the Dead and Epistory, so I thought I'd give this a go. This game is more of a typing / bullet hell game which I found to be a bit of a frustrating combination honestly. In truth, the game was a bit of a slog to get through - mostly because you have to time your typing between dodging enemy fire using the arrow keys. I felt like I could have played this just fine if I had a third hand. The game almost encourages you to type with a single hand while controlling your character with your right hand, which slowed things down even more. Overall a pretty disappointing game, I'm glad it was free.

Game 6 - Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage - PC / Retroachievements - Completed Jan 16th, 2021
LJN makes the worst games, and this one was also pretty bad although I've certainly played worse. Never having played this back in the day, I can't imagine why it was so popular. I guess the red cartridge really got to people, huh? This game was insanely difficult. Like, supremely difficult. You think you're all cool playing Dark Souls and shit? Nope, give Maximum Carnage a try without any cheat codes! I'll admit that I used a game genie cheat for unlimited lives, because honestly I think I died about three or four hundred times. Literally hundreds of deaths on a game that normally gives you like... six total lives. Lots of enemies (just regular enemies) can one-shot you. In some ways, it's like they designed this game to be an arcade quarter stealing machine, except that I feel like they made another game at first and decided to put Spider-Man in it at the last minute. Best part of this game, easily, was the music.

Game 7 - Diablo II: Lords of Destruction - PC / Battle.net - Completed Jan 29th, 2021
It's been forever since I've played through Diablo II, and after finishing the first game earlier this month I decided to give this one a good go. While it's certainly an improvement on the first, I found it to be not quite as good as I remembered. Even though I was able to play in ultrawidescreen (which was awesome!) there are still a lot of aspects of this game that did not age well. I found that I had to cheese my skills a lot more often than should be required of a game like this, although I know some people think that's what makes it "hardcore". Overall though, I had fun with it and was sure to listen in on all the story bits and follow along - something I don't think I've done since the game first released! I think I actually prefer modern Diablo III to all of them so far.

Game 8 - The Medium - Xbox Series X - Completed Feb 7th, 2021
I really enjoyed this game, even though I wasn't sure if I would or not when I first started playing it. I've played a few other Bloober Team games, Layers of Fear which I really liked and Blair Witch that I enjoyed but didn't care for it enough to finish. Thankfully, this game was a lot better put together than Blair Witch and even threw in a few elements of Layers of Fear that I really liked. First off, the music was incredibly well done. The absolutely haunting melody and tunes carried the spooky uneasy vibe of this game throughout - top marks. The story was interesting and original. Lots of Silent Hill vibes, which I appreciated greatly. Voice acting - top notch. Kelly Burke did an amazing job, and I was surprised to see Troy Baker in the credits as well! Thank god for Game Pass, if it weren't for getting this game for free I likely would have skipped it - but knowing how much I liked it I definitely would have paid full price. Only downside is that it was a bit on the short side (for a full price game) at 8 hours, and not much replay value if you know how the story goes. But otherwise, it's a hell of a ride!

Game 9 - Bowser's Fury - Nintendo Switch - Completed Feb 13th, 2021
I picked this up on launch and my son and I played through Bowser's Fury in two sittings. While a bit on the short side with only like 9 different small levels, it did still take us about 7 hours to get 100% complete. I love the open-world Mario gimmick a lot, and there are tons of secrets and stuff that are part of this game that wouldn't really be possible with a linear (or even level based) Mario game. My only real complaint is that the game was incredibly easy with 2 players, as Bowser Jr. is invincible and can attack enemies and collect power-ups. The most difficult part really was just learning to work together with the different camera angles and such to find all the hidden goodies. Still though, a really enjoyable experience and a nice "addon" for Super Mario 3D World.

Game 10 - Gal*Gun Returns - Nintendo Switch - Completed Feb 14th, 2021
Another short game on the Switch, just in time for Valentine's Day. This game is.... weird? I played the original Gal*Gun a few years back on the Vita, and honestly it was almost completely identical to this one. There were a few different mini-games and such, but the basic plot was still intact: cupid angel shoots guy too many times, guy has to fend off chicks at school by giving them orgasms. You know, just a normal day in Japan right? In hindsight, $50 was probably an extremely high price point for this game as it felt like it would be more suited to $15 or maybe $20. Each scenario can be completed in about 3 hours, and there are only a total of six scenarios. I suppose the replayability is there, considering each scenario has multiple endings and each time you beat the game you can unlock new concept art and such using the "light feathers" you collect. A huge amount of the scenarios are the same though with only slight variations, so most normal people will probably get bored of this quickly. A fun romp, but maybe wait for a sale if you're planning on picking this up.

Game 11 - Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yeti - Xbox Series X - Completed Mar 5th, 2021
I wanted to try out Far Cry 4's new FPS boost on the Series X, and realized that I had never played this expansion / mini campaign so I thought I'd give it a go. I've been incredibly busy lately, so this Far Cry mini-adventure was just the ticket for me. Although it only took me a few hours to complete, I think I played it a bit here and there over about 6 play sessions. I liked it a lot (Far Cry 4 is still my favorite in the series) and the FPS boost was really impressive. Overall, an A+ experience for me.
 
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Hopefully this year I will be able to complete this challenge without any problems.

Note: worthwhile games are bolded.
  1. Nonogram - The Greatest Painter (PC) | 1th Jan - 16.5hrs | 4/5 [100%'d] - Plain picross with snarky level names.
  2. PictoQuest - The Cursed Grids (PC) | 2th Jan - 18.9hrs | 4.5/5 [100%'d] - I liked it, there is nothing "wow" about it though.
  3. Nonogram - Master's Legacy (PC) | 2th Jan - <1h | 3/5 [100%'d] - Much, much shorter compared to The Greatest Painter, but it's free.
  4. Figment (PC) | 9th Jan - 8.3h | 4.5/5 [100%'d] - Cute action puzzle game with great soundtrack.
  5. Deadpool (PC) | 23th Jan - 28.1h | 4/5 [100%'d] - Much better than I expected from a licensed Activision game, music and story are forgettable, voice acting is top notch though. Humour is hit or miss, but I mostly enjoyed it.
  6. SWARMRIDERS (PC) | 24th Jan - <1h | 2/5 [100%'d] - Free endless game, but I got all achievements, so I count it as beaten.
  7. VOI (PC) | 26th Jan - 2.1h | 3/5 [100%'d] - Simple, yet interesting, some puzzles were very easy and obvious, yet some had me scratching my head and trying to solve them like a monkey.
  8. Scribblenauts Unlimited (PC) | 29th Jan - 16.1h | 4/5 [100%'d] - Funny game with lots of possibilities how to solve the problems.
  9. Yakuza Kiwami (PC) | 31st Jan - 44.6h | 4/5 - The game still feels like it was made in 2005 and some boss fights are super frustrating (played on Hard), but the story is still interesting imo
 
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Claiming my spot. Last year I seemed to play the least I have for a long time, so looking to rectify that.

1. Noita (PC) | 2nd Jan - 32hrs | 5/5
2. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4) | 3rd Jan - 8hrs | 4/5
3. Bee Simulator (PS4) | 4th Jan - 3.5hrs | 3/5
4. Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry (PS4) | 4th Jan - 4hrs | 2/5
5. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (PS4) | 6th Jan - 1.5hrs | 4/5
6. Bravo Team (PS4) | 6th Jan - 2.5hrs | 3/5
7. Astrologaster (PC) | 8th Jan - 2hrs | 1/5
8. Fractured Minds (Xbox One) | 9th Jan - 0.5hrs | 1/5
9. NHL 94 Rewind (Xbox One) | 9th Jan - 4hrs | 5/5
10. Toe-Jam & Earl: Back in the Groove (PC) | 9th Jan - 4 hrs | 3/5
11. Watch Dogs: Legion (PS4) | 17th Jan - 22 hrs | 3/5
 
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Thanks for the thread Wozzer! Claiming my spot and already started. Hope to finish the challenge this time.

2021 Challenge Status: 9/52
  1. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope (PS4) | Jan - 10hrs | 4/5
  2. Sam and Max: Save the World (PC / Steam) | Jan - 9hrs | 2,5/5
  3. Firewatch (PC / Steam) | Jan - 4hrs | 4/5
  4. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4) | Jan - 13hrs | 4/5
  5. The Darkside Detective (PC / Steam) | Feb - 6hrs | 3,5/5
  6. Cloud Climber (PC / Steam) | Feb - 15min | 2/5
  7. Pokemon Sword (Switch) | Feb - 22hrs | 2,5/5
  8. Pokemon Sword: The Isle of Armor (Switch) | Feb - 7hrs | 3/5
  9. Pokemon Sword: The Crown Tundra (Switch) | Feb - 10hrs | 2,5/5

Currently playing:
Call of Duty: WWII (PS4)
Sunset Overdrive (PC / Steam)
 
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I am in.
1st game beaten.

Game 01 - The Bunker (PS4) - 02h 04m
Beat 02/01/2021 - my score: ★★

Game 02 - Machinarium (PS4) - 07h 45m

Beat 06/01/2021 - my score: ★★★

Game 03 - Street Fighter (PS4) - 03h 04m

Beat 09/01/2021 - my score: ★★

Game 04 - Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (PS4) - 01h 19m

Beat 09/01/2021 - my score: ★★

Game 05 - Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (PS4) - 01h 42m

Beat 10/01/2021 - my score: ★★★★☆

Game 06 - Street Fighter III: New Generation (PS4) - 00h 42m

Beat 10/01/2021 - my score: ★★★

Game 07 - Street Fighter Alpha (PS4) - 01h 14m

Beat 11/01/2021 - my score: ★★★

Game 08 - Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (PS4) - 01h 04m

Beat 12/01/2021 - my score: ★★★★☆

Game 09 - Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) - 41h 05m

Beat 27/01/2021 - my score: ★★★★☆

Game 10 - Devil May Cry V (PS4) - 10h 48m

Beat 03/02/2021 - my score: ★★★★☆

Game 11 - Resident Evil Zero (PS4) - 16h 11m

Beat 06/02/2021 - my score: ★★★

Game 12 - Resident Evil (PS4) - 17h 49m

Beat 11/02/2021 - my score: ★★★★☆

Game 13 - Resident Evil 2 (PS4) - 09h 11m

Beat 13/02/2021 - my score: ★★★★☆

Game 14 - Resident Evil 2 (PS4) - 05h 40m

Beat 15/02/2021 - my score: ★★★★☆
 
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Would love to join (already participating in the "backlog 2021" thread), but not sure about this. A few problems with getting to the goal:

- General lack of time (family/friends, demanding work schedule, other hobbies, whatever girlfriend I have at the time, etc)
- Very often, I tend to get really deep into whatever game I'm playing at the time, so I will very easily play it at least a dozen hours past the main campaign's end credits. If I'm really enjoying the gameplay loop, I'll often go for 100% in-game completion or even more, 100% Achievement completion
- My backlog has some open world games (GTA V, Witcher 3, Batman Arkham Knight) which... LOL, no way I'm beating those in a short amount of time.

But I love the concept of this thread, so I'll keep an eye on it to hang out with y'all and see everybody's progress.

Cheers!
 

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Reserving my spot. Hopefully surpass the paltry total of nine games finished last year.
 

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14 done, 38 to go

PanzerCorps 2 PC 2020 4/5
Operation Wolf Arcade 1987 4/5
In The Hund Arcade 1993 4/5
Cabal Arcade 1988 3/5
Armored Commander II PC 2016 2/5
Tie-Fighter PC 1994 4/5
Clash of Steel PC 1993 5/5
Colonization PC 1995 5/5
U.N. Squadron Arcade 1988 3/5
Project Wingman PC 2020 5/5
Willow Arcade 1988 2/5
Civilization 2 PC 1996 4/5
Carrier Air Wing Arcade 1990 2/5
Dirt 5 2021 1/5



1: PanzerCorps 2 (PC Steam)
It's like PanzerCorps 1 but better. Better graphic, nice interface, some minor tweak in gameplay and you have PC2. Still play nice, its a fun little light wargame.
4/5


2: Operation Wolf (PC, Mame)
Well I know its an arcade game but I had a lot of fun with it. I miss the recoil and sound of the real arcade machine. This game still hold up well, fast and fun.
4/5


3: In the hunt (PC, Mame)
Well its like cheating and maybe it is, you just pour quarter and play till you finish. This game is 2d pixel art at its finest, its so beautiful. From the guy that will make Metal Slug I think it looks better.
4/5


4: Cabal (PC, Mame)
Strange game with ugly art. Still it was more fun back when I was young at the arcade because the first 3 level are somewhat easy.
3/5


5: Armored Commander II (PC, Stream)
Nice ASCII game about tank in ww2, very detailed but its a labour to play. Nice concept but not fun.
2/5


6: Tie-Fighter (PC, Gog)
Still a great game but not as perfect as I tought when I was younger. Great mission design, just wish I could hop in a x-wing and play those mission in reverse. Admiral Harkov is the best.
4/5


7: Clash of steel (PC, Exodos)
Best operationnal strategic WW2 game for me. Its for grognard only.
5/5


8: Colonization (PC, Exodos)
Perfect balance of historical, economic, political, military and exploration gameplay. A true gems.
5/5


9: U.N. Squadron (Arcade, Mame)
It's an ok shooter with an interesting mercenary mechanic. Still the SNES version is way superior.
3/5


10: Project Wingman (PC, Steam)
It's Ace Combat, you want more Ace Combat? I do. Its a beautiful game but with oversaturation of color. Good airdogfighting mechanic and a basic simple story that get the job done.


11: Willow (Arcade, Mame)
Really mediocre platform game. Great hair mechanic.


12: Civilization 2 (PC, ExOwin3x)
Very good strategy game, just a little bit better than the first and a little worst thant IV. Nice blend of planning and strategy, I really like the windows version.


13: Carrier Air Wing (Arcade, Mame)
It's UN Squadron on crack, more explosion, more things moving on screen less fun.


14: Dirt 5 (PC, Gamepass)
Shit game, nice graphic sometime but clearly rushed for the new console launch. Donut media are annoying and pointless. Suggestion: do a rally game about group B.

Failed game I don't want to play anymore:
Mobius Front '83: Loved the idea but its just a long dull advanced war game.
Battlefield Bad Company 2: could not understand the hype. I'm too late to the party.
 
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Claiming my spot, I expect that 2021 will be similar than 2020 (stay most of the time at home), so I have plenty of free time to play.
 
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2021 - 9/52

1. Astro Bot Rescue Mission (PSVR) - 9/10
2. Sonic Lost World (Wii U) - 5/10
3. Jurassic Park (Genesis) - 6/10
4. Sonic the Hedgehog: Pocket Adventure (Neo Geo Pocket Color) - 7/10
5. Adventure Island (NES) - 3/10
6. Mirrors Edge (PS3) - 7/10
7. The Ultimate Doom (PC) - 9/10
8. Mr. Success (iPad) - 7/10
9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (Xbox 360) - 4/10

Currently Playing:
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (DS)
Kingdom Hearts II (PS4)
Ys Origin (PS4)
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch)


2018 List - 68 Games
2019 List - 69 Games
2020 List - 95 Games
 
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1. Prey (PC) | 8th Jan - 56hrs | 4/5
2. Hitman (PC) | 14th Jan - 38hrs | 4/5
3. Yuka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PC) | 16th Jan - 10hrs | 2/5
4. Dead Cells (PC) | 19th Jan - 32hrs | 5/5
5. Indivisible (PC) | 25th Jan - 30hrs | 3/5
6. Donut County (PC) | 25th Jan - 3hrs | 4/5
7. Cyber Shadow (PC) | ____ ___ - _hrs | 4/5
8. Forza Horizon 4 (PC) | ____ ___ - _hrs | 5/5
9. Subnautica (PC) | ____ ___ - _hrs | 4/5
10. Ghost of a Tale (PC) | 7th Feb - 20hrs | 4/5
11. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC) | 11th Feb - 25hrs | 2/5
12. Bioshock Infinite (PC) | 14th Feb - 28hrs | 4/5
13. Crysis Warhead (PC) | 21st Feb - 8hrs | 2/5
14. Crysis 2 (PC) | 22nd Feb - 13hrs | 3/5
15. Crysis 3 (PC) | 27th Feb - 20hrs | 4/5
16. Dragon Quest XI (Switch) | ____ ___ - __hrs | 5/5
17. Automobilista 2 (PC) | ____ ___ - __hrs | 4/5




1 - Prey - PC - Completed all side missions, unlocked good ending - 56 hours - Lots of freedom to explore at your own pace, great atmosphere. Unfortunately there are a lot of bugs - ★★★
2 - Hitman (2016) - PC - Completed all missions once, will replay missions in Hitman 3 - 38 hours - Tons of freedom to play however you want. Almost infinite ways to replay missions - ★★★
3 - Yuka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair - PC - Abandoned after 10 hours. Really dull game, it plays like DKC if it ran it at 2/3 speed and it's a bit floaty/imprecise. The characters are awful. Music is okay - ★★☆☆☆
4 - Dead Cells - PC - 32 hours - After Yuka-Laylee this was a godsend. Tight fast controls, great pixel art. Dry humor and a challenge that ramps up gradually. Excellent Rogue-like game -
5 - Indivisible - PC - 30 hours - 100% completion, all achievements. I love the battle system, the music is great and everything is hand-drawn art which is great. Unfortunately the main character quickly became grating, they somehow fucked up the camera in a 2D game and the story becomes an absolute turd. Stronk waman becomes stronker with no real effort involved. Avoid this game - ★★★☆☆
6 - Donut County - PC - 3 hours - Super short but super fun little game where you control a hole that sucks everything up, growing bigger as you consume the town. Think Katamari Damaci - ★★★
7 - Cyber Shadow - PC - Super responsive controls, plays like a good old NES game but gives you a chance. Oddly there is an issue with performance though - ★★★
8 - Forza Horizon 4 - PC - The game is over two years old and I "finished" it last year. I still play it regularly though with almost 650 hours total. It's also still getting regular new content. It's hard to drop it. -
9 - Subnautica - PC - I had no idea what this game even was but it was sitting there on Gamepass. I did not need this in my life. Kind of buggy and it takes a while to get going but otherwise a lot of fun - ★★★
10 - Ghost of a Tale - PC - Great little stealth adventure where you play as a mouse trying to escape from a prison run by rats. Think Wind in the Willows - ★★★
11 - Wolfenstein: The New Order - PC - Incredibly fun gunplay and cover system. Unfortunately it was completely overshadowed by the most linear level design and enemy behavior I've ever seen in a game. What a disappointment - ★★☆☆☆
12 - Bioshock Infinite - PC - Completed main game and Burial at Sea DLC. Just as linear as Wolfenstein, but done in a way that the game was enjoyable despite being linear. Interesting characters and story without cutscenes constantly breaking up the action - ★★★
13 - Crysis Warhead - PC - Started out good, then the crashes started. 8 hours to finish the game, but about 8 hours just keeping it running. This game was released broken and never fixed. What a mess. If you can get it running it's actually not a bad playing game but I was forced to skip all cutscenes and dump settings in an attempt to just get through the game - ★★☆☆☆
14 - Crysis 2 - PC - Another linear shooter featuring space marine, only this one isn't set in space. Instead they opted for a unique locale never used in a video game before, New York. It plays fine and the suit powers are fun, but the AI is dumb as a stump and everything is a bit too scripted - ★★★☆☆
15 - Crysis 3 - PC - The game starts off a very narrow corridor shooter like the previous game. Once you get into the Freedom Dome though the game truly opens up. Lots of routes to take and plenty of ways to plan your attacks, something Crysis 2 tried to do but failed at. One of the best looking games I've ever played. I was completely surprised by how much I ended up liking this one - ★★★
16 - Dragon Quest XI - Switch - I actually started this back in the summer and just kind of forgot about it for some reason. Then I kept forgetting and started new games instead of finishing it. It really is a wonderful RPG, I'm just a terrible person for forgetting to finish it. I bring shame to my entire family -
17 - Automobilista 2 - PC - I took a bit of time off from this before it's official launch. It's gotten some additions and they continue to improve the overall package. Solid racing sim that's still pretty accessible. The only thing holding it back is the studio budget - ★★★
 
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Around 5h, all artifacts and puzzle pieces.

I tend to use the expression "a love letter to X" too frequently, but really, there isn't another way to describe Astro's Playroom. It oozes Playstation adoration from beginning to end (That final boss and its reveal had my sides launch into orbit, well done ASOBI). Not only that, but the game itself is also a great way to get acquainted with your new console and the things the DualSense can do.

If there was a full-priced, full-length sequel I'd gladly pay for it, but the decision to include the game for free with the PS5 was simply brilliant. Kudos to Sony and ASOBI - more companies need to do this.

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10h-ish, leisurely pace, lots of hunting and raiding. Final team: Urshifu, Toxtricity, Gyarados, Krookodile, Turtonator, Lycanroc

I was told The Isle of Armor was a 2h DLC that added nothing to Pokémon Sword, and this is simply not true. Maybe it's 2h if you rush the hell out of it, but if you play with the same pace than the main game you can safely get several hours of fun.

The Isle of Armor adds a new gym of sorts and a couple of intersting new characters, along with a hefty update to the PokéDex and a single new mon, Urshifu, which is the core and center of the experience itself. I can't help but think this DLC could have been integrated with the Fighting gym on the main game somehow... but still, I don't regret having bought it.

My Score: ★★★

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Here's the breakdown by month, title, platform and star rating out of 5.

January

(1) 4th - Golden Axed (PC) ★☆☆☆☆
(2) 5th - Ultrakill (PC) ★★★★☆
(3) 6th - Journey (PC) ★★★★★
(4) 6th - Gone Home (PC) ★★☆☆☆
(5) 9th - NFS Hot Pursuit Remaster (PC) ★★★★☆
(6) 10th - Gears 5: Hivebusters (PC) ★★★★★
(7) 15th - Hades (PC) ★★★★★
(8) 18th - Portal (PC) ★★★★★
(9) 23rd - Hitman 3 (PS5) ★★★★★
(10) 26th - Kingdom Hearts (PS4BC / PS5) ★★★★★
(11) 26th - Maiden (PS5) ★★☆☆☆
(12) 28th - Metroid Zero Mission (Cemu / PC) ★★★★★

February

(13) 1st - TMNT Turtles in Time (SNES / Series X) ★★★☆☆
(14) 4th - Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS) ★★★★☆
(15) 8th - Astro's Playroom (PS5) ★★★★★
(16) 9th - Gears of War 3 (Series X) ★★★★★
(17) 14th - Bowser's Fury (Switch) ★★★★★
(18) 18th - Mario 3D World (Switch) ★★★★★


3DS - 1
Switch - 2
Series X - 2
PS5 - 4
PC - 9
Total - 18
 
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1)Super Mario RPG (SNES) Date Finished: Jan/2 Total Hours: 26h23m 93
This was my first time playing this game and I have to say it was fantastic, well written and just an over all joy to play, would of maybe got a perfect score if it was a little more of a challenge
 
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Game 02 - Machinarium (PS4) - 07h 45m
Beat 06/01/2021 - my score: ★★★

Finally bought and beat it.
Next will be DMCV and SF 30th Anniv. Coll.
 
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Game 2 - Diablo - PC / GOG - Completed Jan 9th, 2021
I picked up the original Diablo on GOG a while back and decided to give it a go. Since I have an ultra-wide display, I went with the DevilutionX mod which allows ultra wide resolutions as well as controller support which was really neat! The game still holds up okay, but it's extremely dated in some aspects. The text-based menus are all a relic of a bygone era, but it was fun to relive in a modern resolution. It was also fun since the last time I played this (from a CD) it took for fuck all ever to change between levels whereas now it's almost instantaneous. Overall a fun trip down memory lane! I'm going to give Diablo II a shot next!
 
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Game 3 - She Sees Red - Nintendo Switch - Completed Jan 10th, 2021
I love a good cheesy FMV game, and this one ticked all the boxes for me. I saw this was on sale for $3 and figured "why not?" Functionally I found it to be really similar to Night Shift or The Complex, in that it's essentially just a "choose your own adventure" type movie with multiple endings. Obviously, the game was originally done in Russian and dubbed into English which at first was somewhat distracting but after a while became quite natural. The story, though, was pretty well done and this had some really good cinematography too. I felt like my choices mattered, because I played through the game twice and got two different endings and a massive amount of variation. The main menu said 46/62 scenes so I didn't even see everything there was to see. I really liked the protagonist, a kind of femme fatale version of Sherlock Holmes. Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of FMV games! Oh, and boobs.
 
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1.) Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PC) - 24.6 Hours - Jan 10th
2.) Path of Exile: Ritual League (PC) - 20 Hours - Jan 18th
3.) Assassin's Creed: Rogue (PC) - 11 Hours - Jan 21st
 
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1. Super Mario Sunshine (Switch) - 01 Jan - 20hrs | 4/5
2. Gears of War 5: Hivebusters (Series X) - 01 Jan - 6hrs | 2/5
3. Ghost of Tsushima: Legends Mode (PS5) - 01 Jan - 6hrs |
Unless I am missing something (probably am).. Is that date finished or started (32 hours, Jan 1 ?)
 

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What a way to start the year! This game just oozes good vibes. Akira Toriyama's character designs in harmony with the game's stellar combat and charming story kept the experience fun and interesting throughout the 65 hours it took me to get to the true ending. One of the best JRPGs ever made. Thanks Phil Spencer and Game Pass.
 
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It was Street Fighter week. Definitely SF week.
Started SF 30th anniv. coll. and beat 6/12 games. I have enough Street Fighter for a very, very long time. :)
Never played in first and third SF, so it was new experience to me.

Game 03 - Street Fighter (PS4) - 03h 04m
Beat 09/01/2021 - my score: ★★

Game 04 - Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (PS4) - 01h 19m

Beat 09/01/2021 - my score: ★★

Game 05 - Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (PS4) - 01h 42m

Beat 10/01/2021 - my score: ★★★★☆

Game 06 - Street Fighter III: New Generation (PS4) - 00h 42m

Beat 10/01/2021 - my score: ★★★

Game 07 - Street Fighter Alpha (PS4) - 01h 14m

Beat 11/01/2021 - my score: ★★★

Game 08 - Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (PS4) - 01h 04m

Beat 12/01/2021 - my score: ★★★★☆
 
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Game 6 - Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage - PC / Retroachievements - Completed Jan 16th, 2021
LJN makes the worst games, and this one was also pretty bad although I've certainly played worse. Never having played this back in the day, I can't imagine why it was so popular. I guess the red cartridge really got to people, huh? This game was insanely difficult. Like, supremely difficult. You think you're all cool playing Dark Souls and shit? Nope, give Maximum Carnage a try without any cheat codes! I'll admit that I used a game genie cheat for unlimited lives, because honestly I think I died about three or four hundred times. Literally hundreds of deaths on a game that normally gives you like... six total lives. Lots of enemies (just regular enemies) can one-shot you. In some ways, it's like they designed this game to be an arcade quarter stealing machine, except that I feel like they made another game at first and decided to put Spider-Man in it at the last minute. Best part of this game, easily, was the music.
 
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65:40h, 51/52 substories completed (Fucking Dragon Cup in Dragon Kart). No postgame as of yet.

This is the story of how an out-of-genre experience, with a polemic and goofy-looking new main character, became my new favorite game in my favorite franchise.

When you play Like a Dragon, you feel the developers' liberation. Yakuza had become the story of Kiryu and Kamurocho. Games that took Kiryu out of Kamuro, like Yakuza 3, 5 and 6 - or Judgment, which had Kamuro but not Kiryu - had a certain "Fish out of water" feeling. This is because both Kiryu and Kamuro are the main actors of the Yakuza series, and having one with the other without the other felt amiss. But with Like a Dragon, those shackles are off. We're introduced to Ijincho at the same time than we're introduced to the protagonists (Well, almost) and Kamuro has a very limited role in the story, as "this faraway place where the bad stuff happens". Fittingly, I may add.

The feeling that this is a new playground with new actors is exactly what Yakuza needed to revitalize the series. For now, Ijincho doesn't feel as memorable as Kamuro does, but it has a lot of room to grow in future stories.

Gameplay-wise, the jump to a JRPG system feels perfect. Ichi is not an one-man army like Kiryu was, so a more tactical approach to combat feels right in-universe. Even though it uses a class-based system, the combat itself has a Persona-y feel, being quick and ruthless. After finishing Like a Dragon I started Trails in the Sky C2, a saga known for its tight and meaningful combat, and the fights feel boring in comparison. If I had a complaint, it would be that most of the bosses are damage sponges and the most important fights in the game might go for way too long.

So yeah, I've liked this game quite a lot. Pity it crashed during the credits and didn't save my progress, so I need to do the final dungeon again and the sort-of-boring final fight if I want to do the postgame.

My Score: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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14h-ish, normal difficulty. The game doesn't have an end per se, but at around the year 2020 you stop being able to research upgrades and it becomes an endless winning loop.

Mad Games Tycoon is Game Dev Tycoon on steroids. While the main gameplay is the same (Start in your garage, expand your company until you are able to develop hardware, rake in billions) this game is much more complex, with hundreds of genres and, more importantly, the need to actually build and populate rooms for the different departments, who need to work interconnectedly if you want to make games worth a damn (For example, a development room supported by a graphics studio, a music studio, a QA department, a dedicated marketing department, a motion capture room, then a couple disc presses and storage if you want to actually publish your own games...) .

Still... this attention to detail doesn't prevent the game from becoming boring in the long run. The lack of a winning condition is a problem, and at least in Normal difficulty and below once you've set up your winning gameplay loop it's basically impossible to lose. This doesn't get on the way of what's a very pleasant dozen hours and the hardest difficulty modes are really engaging if you want to do the same thing, but with a bigger challenge.

My Score: ★★★

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1. Dragon Age 2 (PC) - 7th Jan
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I was put off by this game in the past because of the PC controls but it really works nice with a controller. Pleasantly surprised as the story is incredible and sucked right into it. I unfortunately got all the tragic endings on my Hawke and ended up marrying the elf that I had a rivalry with. I also was sympathetic to the mages and helped Anders. The Legacy DLC was definitely worth a buy. Nice little campaign which sets the story up for Inquisition which I'm currently playing. I miss linear games that aren't all open world.

2. Dragon Age Inquisition (PC) - 16th Jan
3/10
I love the Dragon Age series but I absolutely could not get on with this game. I did manage to complete the main story after around 30 hours of completing maps realising that going 100% is just not going to happen. The maps are tedious and every new zone brought me to close down the game. The only thing bringing me back was knowing DA4 is coming out and I'm hoping it redeems itself. Essentially its a great story destroyed by its gameplay and tedious checklist fetch quests. It is so tedious that I think the people who developed it genuinely must hate gamers. It was so boring I quit around 5 times and in the end decided to only finish the story quests. Doing this certainly helped. After finishing the game which had a very anti climatic ending I said screw it and watched The Trespasser DLC on YouTube. I know people say its the best one but I just couldn't put anymore time into it. I would say its just a literal mess of clutter. The war table and everything so unorganised and scattered but buried deep in the tediousness is some great storytelling. It is a shame. I hope DA4 is better.

3. Left 4 Dead (PC) - 17th Jan
8/10
I originally played this back in 2009 but didn't complete it. I'm glad I decided to come back to it because it's mindless fun just what I needed after the slogfest Inquisition. This would have been a 10/10 but what really let it down for me was a few moron players. Playing it online is necessary because the AI is pretty dumb and I managed to get most of the chapters done with a really good player. What spoilt it was at the last chapter when two players came into the game decided to vote to change everything to Expert Level. Started to shoot me and then proceeded to kick my character. So it's a mixed bag online and I reluctantly went back to the last chapter and managed to complete it. Really great game and I have Left 4 Dead 2 on my list which I'll get around to eventually.
 
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What a way to start the year! This game just oozes good vibes. Akira Toriyama's character designs in harmony with the game's stellar combat and charming story kept the experience fun and interesting throughout the 65 hours it took me to get to the true ending. One of the best JRPGs ever made. Thanks Phil Spencer and Game Pass.


2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- 9/10
Okay I was wrong about this game, it's damn good. Once I got past breakable weapons, it was pretty much smooth sailing. There were a few minor sources of frustration like the temperature mechanics and combat jank, but they didn't bother me enough to hinder the overall experience. Must play for every Switch owner and a top 3 Zelda game for me.
 
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I was put off by this game in the past because of the PC controls but it really works nice with a controller. Pleasantly surprised as the story is incredible and sucked right into it. I unfortunately got all the tragic endings on my Hawke and ended up marrying the elf that I had a rivalry with. I also was sympathetic to the mages and helped Anders. The Legacy DLC was definitely worth a buy. Nice little campaign which sets the story up for Inquisition which I'm currently playing. I miss linear games that aren't all open world.

2. Dragon Age Inquisition (PC) - 16th Jan
3/10
I love the Dragon Age series but I absolutely could not get on with this game. I did manage to complete the main story after around 30 hours of completing maps realising that going 100% is just not going to happen. The maps are tedious and every new zone brought me to close down the game. The only thing bringing me back was knowing DA4 is coming out and I'm hoping it redeems itself. Essentially its a great story destroyed by its gameplay and tedious checklist fetch quests. It is so tedious that I think the people who developed it genuinely must hate gamers. It was so boring I quit around 5 times and in the end decided to only finish the story quests. Doing this certainly helped. After finishing the game which had a very anti climatic ending I said screw it and watched The Trespasser DLC on YouTube. I know people say its the best one but I just couldn't put anymore time into it. I would say its just a literal mess of clutter. The war table and everything so unorganised and scattered but buried deep in the tediousness is some great storytelling. It is a shame. I hope DA4 is better.

3. Left 4 Dead (PC) - 17th Jan
8/10
I originally played this back in 2009 but didn't complete it. I'm glad I decided to come back to it because it's mindless fun just what I needed after the slogfest Inquisition. This would have been a 10/10 but what really let it down for me was a few moron players. Playing it online is necessary because the AI is pretty dumb and I managed to get most of the chapters done with a really good player. What spoilt it was at the last chapter when two players came into the game decided to vote to change everything to Expert Level. Started to shoot me and then proceeded to kick my character. So it's a mixed bag online and I reluctantly went back to the last chapter and managed to complete it. Really great game and I have Left 4 Dead 2 on my list which I'll get around to eventually.
4. Devotion (PC) 19th Jan
8/10
Came across this due to all the backlash it got but got drawn to its trailer. I'm glad I gave it a go though, what a game. It reminds me a lot like Layers of Fear in which you are in a very limited area (apartment) and the scenery alters around you. The story is creepy as hell but the gist of it is you play a family man who believes his daughter to be possessed and takes her to some kind of charlatan. What you experience in the game is him losing his mind and you get fragments of the plot. Its not explained but quite ambiguously but actually does it well. It doesn't use cheap jump scares but you genuinely feel on edge as it slowly builds up with the creepiness and scare factor. Definitely give this is a try. The only reason I give it an 8 is because the save system kind of sucks (auto save) and I lost quite a bit of gameplay on exit that I had to start again. All in all great game.

5. Phantasmagoria (PC) 21st Jan
7/10
Decided to start playing older games because I get the feeling that a lot of the modern games are losing their ideas and innovation. Phantasmagoria for its time in 1995 was the epitome of innovation through its FMV style graphical adventure. The story admittedly starts of incredibly slow and doesn't pick up the pace till around Chapter 5. The reason its so addictive is that it really does take you back to that era and the mystery of not knowing what is going to happen next keeps your interest up. I'd say the last chapter is one of the best in terms of its storyline. The gore is just incredible for its time. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves adventure games. There's a controversial scene in this that by today's standards is pretty tamed compared to your regular soap opera and turns out politicians had this banned and censored back in the day. From those muh video games make you evil types.

6. Phantasmagoria 2 (PC) 24th Jan
6/10
I got to say I absolutely love FMV games from the 90s. And although the game isn't a follow up sequel to the first, it stands up well on its own. Instead of a pure horror route this game feels like an episode of the X Files. The game handled the mystery very well but the puzzles were kind of stupid. For example to get your wallet from under the couch you have to place your rat under it and lure him out with a granola bar lol. Absolute randomness. Just like the first game this was banned by the tradcons of the time who thought nudity and violence in media creates killers. The game does have its share nudity but an all rounder game for the 90s. I wish they made more of these in the same style.

7. Silent Hill 1 (PS1) 31st Jan
9/10
I originally played this back when it released when I was a kid but never got around to finishing it. For a 1999 game this still holds up to this day as one of the scariest games to ever come out on the playstation. I played this through retro arch. Managed to get the Good+ ending. The puzzles are interesting and the entire setting is just creepy enough to really sink hours into the game. I did this in 2 sittings the first being around 6 hours! Those bat things are a pain in the ass though when you are travelling around. Sometimes the music would be annoying as hell like that last bosses music made my ears bleed. But all in all one of the great games. Memorable for me was the fair and the merry-go-round with Cybil possessed. Reminded me of metal gear when psycho mantis takes over Meryl.
 
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2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- 9/10
Okay I was wrong about this game, it's damn good. Once I got past breakable weapons, it was pretty much smooth sailing. There were a few minor sources of frustration like the temperature mechanics and combat jank, but they didn't bother me enough to hinder the overall experience. Must play for every Switch owner. A top 3 Zelda game for me.
Another person sees the light. It's my favorite of the 3D Zelda games. I can't wait to see what they do in BotW2, but if it belly-flops I'll happily replay BotW many more times.
 
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1. Demons Souls NG+++- 5/5
2. DMC 5 (PS5) - 3.5/5
3. Spiderman Remastered- 4/5
4. Miles Morales- 2.5/5
5. Immortal: Fenyx Rising (Series X)- 4/5
6. Dead Space (360/series x)- 5/5
7. Dead Space 2 (360/series x)- 5/5

Up Next: Dead Space trilogy, Godfall, Monster Hunter, The Medium


I'll probably hit 52 this year (hopefully) as long as I don't go down the rabbit hole of a game like Destiny 2 or a multi-player game (If BF6 launches then I'm done for).
 
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I don't really like to review or rate games so I think for an update post, every 10 games, I'll arrange images of all games played so far, from favorite to least favorite.


(left = favorite, right = least favorite)

Hope to sink most of these 10 by the next update =P

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