|OT| The 2022 MetaCouncil's Addiction Log (track your finished games here!)

NarohDethan

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With 2021 almost done (or done, if you live in the future), it is time for all of us to start anew. And that also means a new list of backlog to clear.

Reserve a post after this one and update it there. Feel free to throw in custom graphics in there if you wish so. There are no rules for what constitutes a finished game other than you feeling that you're done with it, although I'd encourage not to log games you just didn't feel like playing them after 15 minutes (but if you must, hey, I'm not gonna delete your posts...or would I?).

Happy gaming!
 

ZKenir

❀ Child of Raikou ❀
May 10, 2019
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January:
Trails of Cold Steel IV
Panzer Dragoon Remake

February:
Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Ys Origin

May:
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Spyro
Spyro 2
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

June:
Scarlet Nexus
Pokemon Shining Pearl
 
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Panda Pedinte

Best Sig Maker on the board!
Sep 20, 2018
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List for the previous year.

January:

1.
Dark Souls III + DLCs - 64 hours | I had to play something from the series to help the wait for Elden Ring

2. Love Choice - 2 hours | It's a with 3 short stories about relationship and love. There is some outside of the box thinking involved in how to get some endings, so it was a nice point that I wasn't expecting at all.

3. Supraland Six Inches Under - 20 hours | Great game! The main campaign doesn't overstay its welcome, the puzzles difficult is spot on and the ending boss was an improvement over fhe first game. There are some post content to do after finishing the game, and I'm exploring the levels trying to find secrets that I've missed. I'm pretty sure I sequence break as I got an ability that was needed for some puzzles after finishing the game.

February

4. Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin -
73 hours | Such a flawed gem, loved my time with it.

5. Anodyne - 8 hours | It's been sitting on my library for quite some time, started the game years ago but never went far into it so I gave it another chance and I'm glad I did it. Plot wise I had now idea of what was going on, the protagonist seems like to be in a fever dream. The difficult is on point and once you finish the game you can use a certain access new places .

6. The Touryst - 7 hours | I'm currently focusing on smaller and shorter games. I started playing it last year but I stopped for no reason, came back in the past days and the game kept me glued through it. The visuals are cute enough, the to-do list kept me checking for the side activities that I needed to complete and the fact that it doesn't have combat made a pretty good impression with me.

7. Anodyne 2: Return to Dust - 12 hours | It's an indirect sequel to the first Anodyne though you can go to first Anodyne's world as a post game content. It still has that feeling of "what's going on here?", the world is more alien than the first game and it is the first thing that will grab your attention. The OST is incredible, it has some Chrono Cross vibes to it.

It took me around 12 hours to finish the whole game and get all the achievements and not even once I was bored.

March

8. Elden Ring - 160 hours
| Elden Ring consumed my free time during March! The game is massive but I never felt like I was wasting my time while exploring. At it's core is a Souls game with an open world, though approaching the combat like the older games may limit the game as the jump addition open new possibilities in the combat as well for the exploration.

9. Chime - 2 hours | Had this game sitting for years on my library, it's a short and relaxing musical/puzzle game.

April

10. Norco - 8 hours
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11. ANNO:Mutationem - 20 hours | Cyberpunk + Evangelion + SCP. The combat felt clunky in some aspects though the devs are working actively in the game and patching it with frequency.

12. Umurangi Generation + Macro DLC - 7 hours | No combat, you can't save anyone, just taking photos and delivering packages while things happens.

May

13. Citizen Sleeper - 10 hours
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14. Rogue Legacy 2 - 40 hours | The sequel improves over the first game by a lot. The various classes feels and plays different, the levels are varied and there are accessibility options to tune the games difficult to better suit you.

15. Songs for a Hero – Definitive Edition - 10 hours | It has a gimmick where the narrator sings what the main character is doing, the difficult was ok though I disliked that you need to wait the bosses execute certain moves to be damaged.

June

16. Hatchwell
- 20 hours | Hatchwell is a love letter to old Zeld games, especially A Link to the Past, though it has it's own charm and can hold on by itself. The dungeons are well varied and there are secret items to be discovered in the optional dungeons.

17. Timespinner - 14 hours | The time is a bit inflated as I let the game running in the background in some moments. It's a metroidvania with a beautiful pixel art and some levels are a clearly reference to Castlevania: SotN. The map is small, but as you'll be travelling between 2 different eras it can be mitigate it.

18. The Hunter’s Journals – Pale Harbour - 3 hours | Another game that was sitting on my backlog, it's first entry in the series The Hunter's Journal, a CYOA game. The text was recorded so you can approach it as an interactive audio book and the story was engaging, discovering what was happening in this world made me finish it in just a sitting.

19. The Hunter’s Journals – Vile Philosophy - 4 hours | It's the sequel of the previous game and felt bigger than the previous one, as expected the story was engaging and discovering what is happening kept me hooked to the game.
 
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「Echo」

ほら 見て 今までの 約束 破棄された。
Nov 1, 2018
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Stated Goal: 3 Games a month, or 36 total by Dec. 31st, 2022.

R6 Siege, 2022 Time Sink: Start: 1465 Hours || Current: 1,502.8 || Result: +37.8 Hours (Last Update: Feb. 4th)
FFXIV, 2022 Time Sink: Start: 12,370 Hours || Current: 12,397.3 || Result +27.3 Hours (Last Update: Jan. 12th)
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Games Completed in 2022:

January:


1: Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk (Steam: ~20 Minutes, 3/3 Achievements)

Thoughts: was I the medicine? Short but oddly thought provoking. Got me excited for the sequel.

February:

1: Helltaker (Steam: ~5 Hours. 10/10 Achievements)

Thoughts: Really liked this!! Great unique artstyle, boppin' soundtrack and a decent difficulty. Even for a puzzle noob like me. I will say the two boss-stages really took me some time to figure out. Those really felt a bit brutal, but still, all in all I hope someday there is a sequel! (It seemed hinted in the extra chapter?)

June:

1: Elden Ring (Steam: ~178 Hours. 42/42 Achievements)

Thoughts: Too big, severely overstayed it's welcome. Many of the locations are literally copy-and-paste with very minor edits to layout. The legacy dungeons were fun though, as usual. Unfortunately all the interesting story bits and characters are the ones least expanded upon or (after further research) related to cut content. So that's disappointing too. Miyazaki's Eldritch fetish peaked with Bloodborne, along with his ability to weave a barely coherent story in the most vague ways possible.

7/10. Probably closer to 6.5/10 on a worse day.
 
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hersheyfan

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Thanks to NarohDethan for being our gracious host for 2022! Let's get it.

Steam/PSN/XBL cards



2015: 111 games completed (GAF) - List
2016: 73 games completed (GAF) - List
2017: 55 games completed (Era) - List
2018: 75 games completed (Era) - List
2019: 87 games completed (Era) - List
2020:
95 games completed (Era) - List
2021: 138 games completed (MC/Era) - List

2022: 34 games completed as of 6/4/22
Concurrently maintained on Era

Sub-goal for 2022: Beat at least ten separate games on each of the following:
1. Steam 2/10
2. XSX/XGP PC 28/10
3. PS5/PS4 3/10
4. NSW 0/10

Currently Playing:
NSW: Hyrule Warriors 2, Tokyo Mirage Sessions Encore
Steam: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, Samurai Warriors 5, Deathloop
PS4/PS5: Returnal, Dreams Universe, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, Spiderman PS5
Xbox Series X / XGP PC: Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus, Final Fantasy Origins: Stranger of Paradise
PSV: N/A
3DS: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
iOS: Layton's Mystery Journey

1. Deathsmiles 2 (XSX, 1/1/22, around an hour) - Beat game
2. Fight N' Rage (XSX, 1/1/22, 3 hrs 54 mins) - Beat game twice, on normal and easy
3. Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (XSX, 1/1/22, around 1 hr 20 mins) - Beat game, 155/400
4. A Short Hike (XSX, 1/2/22, 4 hours 13 minutes) - Beat game, 850/1000
5. How To Take Off Your Mask Remastered (XSX, 1/2/22, 3 hours 18 mins) - Beat both routes, 1000/1000
6. Yakuza: Like A Dragon (XSX, 1/10/22, 55 hours 3 mins) - Beat game + extras, 765/1000
7. Death's Door (XSX, 1/11/22, 12 hours 27 mins) - Beat game, 89.2% (all shrines and weapons), 475/1000
8. The Mummy Demastered (XSX, 1/12/22, 6 hours 34 mins) - Beat game (all weapons and relics, 90% map. 815/1000)
9. Mr. Shifty (XSX, 1/12/22, 5 hours 32 minutes) - Beat game, 800/1000
10. Coffee Talk (XSX, 1/15/22, 6 hours 3 minutes) - Beat game (real ending), 1000/1000
11. It Takes Two (XSX, 1/16/22, 15 hours 49 minutes) - Beat game, 1000/1000
12. Top Nep: Dimension Tripper Neptune, (Steam, 1/22/22, 3 hours) - Beat game, 9/14 achievements
13. Vampire Survivors (Early Access) - (Steam, 1/23/22, 5.4 hours) - 34/37 achievements, beat all bosses presently available
14. Halo Infinite (Campaign+MP), (XSX, 2/6/22, 47 hours 4 minutes) - Beat campaign on Heroic, 705/1600
15. My Friend Pedro (XSX, 2/6/22, 3 hours 17 minutes) - Beat game, 575/1000
16. One Night Stand (XSX, 2/12/22, 2 hours 9 minutes) - Saw all endings, 1000/1000
17. Genshin Impact (PS5/PS4, 4/1/22, PS5: 418 hours, PS4 187 hours - Platinum (PS5), 100% (PS4)
18. Guardian Heroes (XSX, 4/2/22, around 3.5 hours) - Saw all endings on normal, 9/12 achievements 125/200)
19. Guardians of the Galaxy, XSX (4/10/22, 25 hours 24 minutes) - Beat game on Normal, got all collectibles (970/1000)
20. Batman: The Telltale Series, XSX (4/17/22, 8 hours 8 minutes) - Beat game (1000/1000)
21. Life is Strange: True Colors, XSX (4/17/22, 8 hours 40 minutes) - Beat game, all collectibles (1000/1000)
22. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, XSX (4/30/22, 6 hours 7 minutes) - Beat game, all endings, all collectibles. (810/1000)
23. The House of the Dead: Remake, XSX (5/1/22, 1 hour 15 mins) - Beat game once, 2 playthroughs (lost first time to Magician). 280/1000 PS don't buy this it's fucking terrible
24. The Solitaire Conspiracy, XSX (5/1/22, 5 hours 56 minutes) - Beat Campaign, 805/1000
25. Raging Justice, XSX (5/2/22, around 2 hrs 15 mins (beat game, 2 playthroughs. 250/1000)
26. Trek To Yomi, XSX (5/7/22, 9 hours 59 mins) - Beat game on Ronin difficulty, 350/1000
27. ProGear (Capcom Arcade Stadium), XSX (5/9/22, around 1 hour) - Beat game
28. Final Fight (Capcom Arcade Stadium), XSX (5/9/22, around 1 hour) - Beat game
29. Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, XSX (5/9/22, 3 hours 16 minutes) - Beat game, collected everything, beat all secret bosses, 900/1000 (2 achievements bugged)
30. The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story, PS5
(5/16/22, 16 hours) - Beat game, 26/28 trophies (one trophy away from Plat)
31. Sifu, PS5 (5/15/22, 5 hours) - Beat game on Student, 15/43 trophies. Did a couple extra post game runs
32. Minit, XSX (5/28/22, 2 hours 39 minutes) - Beat game 100% (all collectibles), beat second run (910/1000)
33. The Language of Love, XSX (5/28/22, 1 hour 53 minutes) - finished game (1000/1000)
34. Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook, XSX (6/4/22, 1 hour 54 minutes) - finished game twice, got the alone ending twice lol (320/1000)
35.
 
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NarohDethan

NarohDethan

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I forgot to reserve a spot on my own thread because I'm a dumbass.

1. Apex Legends Season 11 Battle Pass (PC) - January 27th

2. Vampire Survivors ver. 0.4.2 (PC) - April 11th, 21 hours

3. Apex Legends Season 12 Battle Pass (PC) - May I don't even remember the day.

4. Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Battle Pass (PC) - May 27th

5. God of War 2018 (PC) - June 11th, 18 h

6. TMNT Shredder's Revenge (PC) - June 25th, 2 hours
 
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Parsnip

Riskbreaker
Sep 11, 2018
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I finished 41 games in 2021, which is 5 less than 2020, but due to my financial situation remaining rather poor a lot of backlog was cleared which I'm very happy about.


Same as last year, I'll make a new post every now and then with updates to my list, but my reserved post (this one right here) will only have an embed to my Google sheet I use to keep track of the games.
The embed is hidden inside a spoiler tag because it prevents it from loading until you reveal the spoiler, making the first page of the thread more pleasant to browse especially on mobile.

 

Virtual Ruminant

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Cacher

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#1 Batman Arkham Aslyum
#2 Supraland Crash
#3 Batman Arkham City
#4 PictoQuest
#5 Mad Max
#6 Resonance of Fate
#7 G-MODE Archives+ Tantei Kibukawa Ryousuke Jikentan Vol.1 Kamen Gensou Satsujin Jiken
#8 Steamworld Dig
#10 Yoku's Island Express
#11 Just Cause 2
#12 Iris and the giant
#13 Blue Reflection
#14 Darksiders Warmastered Edition
#15 Emily is Away
#16 Tales of Arise
#17 Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force
#18 Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
#19 Kirby: Planet Robobot
#20 A.I. The Somnium Files
#21 The Gunk

2022
#1 Fights in Tight Spaces. Jan 1st. 10/10
#2 Rollers of the Realm. Jan 15th. 7.5/10
#3 House of the Dead: Overkill. Feb 12th. 7.5/10
#4 Aperture Desk Job. Mar 3rd. 8/10
#5 Persona 4 Golden. Mar 18th. 9/10
#6 Murder by Numbers. Apr 1st. 6/10
 
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Knurek

OG old coot
Oct 16, 2018
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2021 list

Game 1: pop'n music 12 Iroha - started on 14.12.2021, finished on 04.01.2021 (8:55) - 5/5
Game 2: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC - started on 01.01.2022, finished on 22.01.2022 (78:00) - 5/5

Game 3: pop'n music 13 Carnival - started on 04.01.2022, finished on 24.01.2022 (6:41) - 5/5
Game 4: YOU and ME and HER: A Love Story - started on 22.01.2022, finished on 03.02.2022 (17:37) - 5/5
Game 5: pop'n music 14 Fever - started on 24.01.2022, finished on 06.02.2022 (6:18) - 5/5
Game 6: MLB The Show 21 - started on 01.04.2021, finished on 12.02.2022 (112:12) - 3/5

Game 7: Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered (PS5) - started on 03.02.2022, finished on 21.02.2022 (38:06) - 4/5

Game 8: pop'n music 15 Adventure - started on 06.02.2022, finished on 21.02.2022 (7:13) - 5/5
Game 9: Picross S4 (Switch) - started on 26.12.2021, finished on 06.03.2022 (23:36) - 4/5
Game 10: Coloring Pixels - started on 09.05.2021, finished on 12.03.2022 (56:51) - 3/5

Game 11: Steins;Gate Elite - started on 08.02.2022, finished on 16.03.2022 (35:08) - 4/5

Game 12: pop'n music 16 Party - started on 22.02.2022, finished on 16.03.2022 (8:30) - 5/5
Game 13: Ori and the Will of the Wisps - started on 06.03.2022, finished on 16.03.2022 (10:59) - 4/5

Game 14: The Pedestrian - started on 16.03.2022, finished on 18.03.2022 (4:06) - 4/5

Game 15: Unpacking - started on 19.03.2022, finished on 19.03.2022 (2:53) - 5/5

Game 16: Genesis Noir (Series X) - started on 19.03.2022, finished on 20.03.2022 (4:51) - 4/5

Game 17: The Artful Escape - started on 20.03.2022, finished on 24.03.2022 (4:10) - 3/5

Game 18: Last Stop - started on 24.03.2022, finished on 27.03.2022 (6:30) - 4/5

Game 19: Omno - started on 27.03.2022, finished on 28.03.2022 (3:33) - 5/5

Game 20: A Memoir Blue - started on 29.03.2022, finished on 29.03.2022 (1:01) - 3/5

Game 21: The Procession to Calvary - started on 29.03.2022, finished on 30.03.2022 (1:45) - 3/5

Game 22: Exo One - started on 30.03.2022, finished on 30.03.2022 (2:59) - 3/5

Game 23: pop'n music 17 The Movie - started on 16.03.2022, finished on 03.04.2022 (7:55) - 5/5
Game 24: Rain on Your Parade - started on 02.04.2022, finished on 04.04.2022 (2:14) - 2/5

Game 25: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - started on 30.03.2022, finished on 11.04.2022 (17:33) - 4/5

Game 26: pop'n music 18 Sengoku Retsuden - started on 04.04.2022, finished on 17.04.2022 (8:01) - 5/5
Game 27: Monument Valley (Mobile) - started on 16.04.2022, finished on 18.04.2022 (2:15) - 4/5

Game 28: Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - started on 11.04.2022, finished on 18.04.2022 (11:50) - 4/5

Game 29: Monument Valley 2 (Mobile) - started on 18.04.2022, finished on 19.04.2022 (1:26) - 4/5

Game 30: Streets of Rage 4 - started on 19.04.2022. finished on 23.04.2022 (2:35) - 3/5

Game 31: pop'n music 19 Tune Street - started on 18.04.2022, finished on 02.05.2022 (8:38) - 5/5
Game 32: Yakuza Kiwami - started on 19.04.2022, finished on 07.05.2022 (32:26) - 4/5

Game 33: The Legend of Heores: Trails int he Sky The 3rd - started on 07.05.2022, finished on 27.05.2022 (45:45) - 5/5

Game 34: pop'n music 20 Fantasia - started on 03.05.2022, finished on 29.05.2022 (8:42) - 5/5
Game 35: Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom - started on 07.05.2022, finished on 08.06.2022 (16:42) - 4/5

Game 36: Astro's Playroom (PS5) - started on 09.06.2022, finished on 09.06.2022 (2:35) - 5/5

Game 37: Full Metal Daemon Muramasa - started on 17.03.2022, finished on 25.06.2022 (79:07) - 5/5

Game X: Ring Fit Adventure (Switch) - started on 27.10.2020
Game X: Hungry Cat Picross DLC (Mobile) - started on 22.04.2019 (start 53:09)
Game X: Piczle Lines DX (Mobile) - started on 01.11.2021
Game X: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - started on 01.01.2022
Game X: Picross 3D Round 2 - started on 29.05.2022
Game X: pop'n music 21 Sunny Park - started on 30.05.2022 (start 391:24)
Game X: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - started on 10.06.2022
Game X: Life is Strange: True Colors - started on 25.06.2022
 
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Ge0force

Excluding exclusives
Jan 12, 2019
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Finished:

01. The Uncertain: Light at the End (7.9/10)
02. Fortified (7.6/10)
03. Ruiner (8.9/10)
04. This is the Police (7.0/10)
05. Fury Unleashed (9.0/10)
06. Yet Another Zombie Defense HD (7.9/10)
07. Nobody Saves the World (9.1/10)
08. Shadow of the Tomb Raider (8.0/10)
09. Wasteland 3 (9.2/10)
10. Heaven's Vault (7.0/10)
11. BPM: Bullets Per Minute (6.9/10)
12. Mortal Kombat 11 (9.3/10)
13. Ori and the Will of the Wisps (10.0/10)
14. Gathering Sky (7.0/10)
15. Star Wars Squadrons (5.5/10)
16. Neversong (4.8/10)
17. Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus (7.4/10)
18. Dark Souls 3 (DEX build) (9.5/10)
19. Aperture Desk Job (10/10)
20. Barro (2.0/10)
21. Call of Cthulhu (7.6/10)
22. Ring of Pain (8.8)
23. A Memoir Blue (8.2/10)
24. Mass Effect 1 (Legendary Edition) (8.0/10)
25. DMC: Devil May Cry (8.7/10)
26. Nowhere Prophet (8.9/10)
27. Get Even (7.2/10)
28. Carto (8.0/10)
29. Darwinia (8.0/10)
30. Inspector Waffles (8.5/10)
31. Monster Sanctuary (8.1/10)
32. Degrees of Separation (8.4/10)
33. Katana Zero (8.0/10)
34. Drainus (9.0/10)
35. Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (5.7/10)
36. 11-11 Memories Retold (8.9/10)
37. Neon Abyss (7.9/10)
38. Tooth and Tail (7.0/10)
39. Wingspan (7.8/10)
40. Atomicrops (6.9/10)
41. Hatchwell (7.6/10)
42. Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom (9.5/10)
43. Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince + Melody of Mystery DLC (9.0/10)
44. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (7.6/10)
45. Life is Strange 2 (9.0/10)
46. The Solitaire Conspiracy (8.9/10)
47. Chicken Police (7.8/10)



Retired:

01. Gemcraft (8.1/10)
02. Ageless (4.9/10)
03. Blue Fire (4.8/10)
04. Undermine (6.1/10)
 
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chrominance

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COMPLETED GAMES
1. Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island (XB1, 2014)
- 4:42 - January 1
It's perhaps unfair to judge Storm Island by modern standards, but it's a rough experience to go back to after hundreds of hours in the most recent Horizon games. For starters, Forza Horizon 2 is firmly stuck in 30fps territory even on Series X. Storm Island specifically suffers from a few other issues. First, in a bid to be More Extreme(tm), the expansion isn't content to just throw inclement weather at you; enormous hills that wipe out half the drivers, and arbitrarily placed obstacles in the middle of tracks are two things I really didn't want in a Horizon game and add little to the experience. UI issues and the small size of the map also fail to impress. Storm Island is clearly a blueprint for future extreme weather/offroad-focused expansions like Treasure Island and Blizzard Mountain, but it's more interesting these days for historical value than as something to actually play through and enjoy.

2. Cruis'n Blast (Switch, 2021) - 1:32 (1:02 + 0:30 in 2021) - January 2
It's flashy and full of pyrotechnics, and I can't think of another game that lets you drift a stealth chopper or a triceratops. But beyond the fireworks and the rampaging dinosaurs, you're still looking at a pretty basic arcade racer. It's hard to get a real sense of where to apply your skills; turns are never sharp, you have a limited number of nitros, and boosts in general feel hilariously inconsequential; what's an extra 10mph for a few seconds really going to do for me besides protect a lead at the end of a race? The racing feels frustratingly arbitrary at times, like nothing you do actually matters. Getting a perfect start still leaves you at the back of the pack. Taking out cars doesn't matter because they can just pass you again in seconds. Collide with walls and you get slowed down a bit but not very much. Shaving two seconds off a 50-second track can leave you with the exact same placing. Unless you're into racing the same tracks over and over to unlock and upgrade all your cars, this is a really short experience.

3. Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain (PC, 2016) - 5:16 - January 3
A significant step up from Storm Island in every way. It looks better (goodbye post-apocalyptic Storm Island), it plays better thanks to the unlocked 60+ framerate, and it's got a wider variety of ways to progress to the final Kingmaker event. Really I only have two issues: first, there are still some quality-of-life improvements I could suggest, like an automatic option to equip snow tires (or better yet, just make snow and rally tires the same purchase like in later titles). Second, and more importantly, the additional skill challenges for the race events are often annoying and feel at odds with the basic task of finishing first. Why are you asking me to hit things with the side of my car 15 times, game?

4. Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels (PC, 2017) - 4:46 - January 9
God, what a disappointment. Hot Wheels inherits the biggest thing I didn't like about Blizzard Mountain (the skill challenges) and adds a whole host of new issues. The biggest one: it's not fun to drive. All the road surfaces are slick plastic, which means a staggering lack of grip. The tracks feel more slippery than the expansion that literally had you racing on snow and ice. Worse, the AI (at least on Expert and Highly Skilled) seems mostly unaffected by the chaos of the tracks, whether it's the lack of grip, the ping-ponging off the walls of the tracks, or the ridiculous twists and bends in the track that, if you're not careful, will catapult you clean off the map altogether. It sometimes feels like the way you're "supposed" to play Hot Wheels is to set the difficulty to low, hit all the walls with abandon, and give zero shits. I sincerely hope Playground never does anything like this again.

5. Lake (PC, 2021) - 6:12 - January 11
Lake's a pretty innocuous game on the surface--a forty-something woman takes a break from her hectic programming career, returns to her quiet hometown, and fills in for her recently retired father at the post office. But I spent a long time during deliveries and even outside the game thinking about some of Lake's central concerns: what it's like to live (and leave) a small town, how to decide if you've reached an inflection point in your life and what to do about it, and how open you can be to new people and experiences, or old friends and neighbors. It's not the most dramatic of games, but Lake is thoughtful and heartfelt, and its core storyline resonates with me.

6. The Pedestrian (XSX, 2022) - 4:29 - January 24
Aside from one puzzle that's actually extremely clever but a bit of a chore to complete in practice, The Pedestrian has pretty much the perfect difficulty curve for me: never frustrating, teaches its concepts well, and by the end of the game presents you with puzzles that look nearly incomprehensible until you start to pick them apart and figure out what you need to do. A lovely experience.

7. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch, 2018) - 6:47 - February 3
The first episode was adorable and lots of fun. The second episode had some neat levels but was beginning to wear thin. The third episode began to feel like too much, and the final level was an exercise in frustration. Captain Toad is not a long game, but frankly I wouldn't have minded if it was shorter. Playing the game handheld doesn't really do it any favours either; it can sometimes be hard to see what you're supposed to do or where you're supposed to go, and sometimes that means dying to things you couldn't spot. When the checkpoints get bad (hello last level), this compounds the annoyance.

8. Destiny 2: New Light (PC, 2021 version) - 4:51 - February 5
In order to play the Forsaken campaign that's going away soon, as a new player I needed to play through New Light, Destiny 2's current new player experience replacing the original Destiny 2 campaign(s?). My only exposure to Destiny has been through the first game, which didn't leave the greatest impression, so colour me surprised when New Light starts the same way Destiny 1 did: a ghost awakens you in the Cosmodrome, a newly revived (reborn?) guardian, and you need to find you way back to the Tower. Trying to get started with Destiny 2 in 2022 is... a lot. It is very clearly a game geared towards people who have been playing Destiny for close to a decade, and new players are left with snippets of story and systems upon systems upon systems, the relevance of each left poorly explained. That said, if you don't care about story, lore or even things making sense, Destiny 2 has a whole lot of things you can shoot at while turning your brain off, and I'll be honest, that's kind of appealing to me right now.

9. Destiny 2: Forsaken (PC, 2018) - 6:34 - February 8
I've not had the pleasure of playing a lot of Destiny campaigns, so it's not hard for Forsaken to be the best Destiny campaign I've played; it really just has to beat out the Destiny 1 campaign. But as a new player, it's hard to discern the deeper ramifications of the story: who are all these people you're fighting? Who's this woman the villain keeps talking to? Should I know my partner, Petra, from somewhere? And yet Forsaken still works better than Destiny 1 because at least there are clear character motivations from the main players. As for the gameplay, the actual missions offer some pretty neat combat scenarios, but it also suffers from a decent amount of busywork in the beginning. It's fun for the most part, but it's not mindblowing.

10. Tametsi (PC, 2017) - 48:07 (33:42 + 15:05 in 2021) - February 13
This one was a rollercoaster ride of emotion for me. A more difficult and curated set of Minesweeper puzzles that aren't all just same-size-square grids? Sure, I'll give it a shot. About 50 puzzles in I was cruising; 66 puzzles in and I was sneaking peeks at a comprehensive video walkthrough to get myself unstuck on specific steps that had me staring at the screen for half an hour. By puzzle 80 I had completely given up on Tametsi's "you never need to guess" mantra and was just randomly clicking on shit just to get through it all. A brief renaissance in the mid-90s saw me complete a few more puzzles without hitting a mine, but eventually I just spam-clicked my way to the end of the 100 puzzles. This leads me to Tametsi's biggest problem: the last third of its puzzles feel like they increase the difficulty just by giving you more stuff to keep track of, decision trees that go deeper where you have to remember more stuff about the puzzle to figure out the one thread you haven't tugged on yet. Tametsi started to feel like work, and while it's really hard to blame a $1 game for giving you this much quality content, I admit that the last third soured me on the experience, even if objectively it's a very well designed puzzle game.

PLAYED RECENTLY
Tales of Arise (PS5, 2021)
- 7:46 + 24:36 in 2021
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (PC, 2021) - 1:43
Halo 2 Anniversary (PC, 2020) - 2:25 + 0:44 in 2021
Model Builder (PC, 2022) - 0:34
Lost Ark (PC, Global 2022) - 9:47
Perfect Dark (360, 2010) - 0:30

PURGATORY
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1. The Fall ★★★★ 1/2
2. Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of The Baskervilles ★★★ 1/2
3. Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden ★★ 1/2
4. South Park: The Stick of Truth ★★★★
5. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag ★★★★ 1/2
6. Assassin's Creed III ★★★ 1/2
7. The Lego Movie ★★★ 1/2
8. Dirt 3 Complete Edition ★★★★
9. Lego: The Lord of the Rings ★★★★
10. Dead Space ★★★★ 1/2
11. Dead Space 2 ★★★ 1/2
12. Dead Space 3 ★★
13. Lego: The Hobbit ★★★
14. Lego Batman ★★★★
15. Castle Storm ★★★ 1/2
16. Star Trek ★★
17. Back to Bed ★★★★
18. Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes ★★★ 1/2
19. Luminosity ★★★★
20. Transistor ★★★
21. Woolfe ★★★ 1/2
22. Mass Effect ★★★★ 1/2
23. Mass Effect 2 ★★★★
24. Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek ★★★
25. Mass Effect 3 ★★★★
26. Van Helsing III ★★★ 1/2
27. OMG Zombies! ★★★ 1/2
28. Witcher III ★★★★★
29. Stranded ★★★ 1/2
30. Walking Dead: 400 Days ★★★
31:. Wolfenstein: The New Order ★★★★
32. Shadows of Mordor - ★★★ 1/2
33. Lego Star Wars Saga ★★★★
34. Game 34: Transplan ★★★★
35. Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars ★★★
36. Watch_Dogs ★★★
37. Dragon Age Inquisition
38. Lifeless Planet
39. Motorama
40, XCOM: Enemy Within
41, The Darkness II
42. Hook
43. Divinity: Original Sin
44. State of Decay
45. Shadowrun: Hong Kong
46. Warhammer: Space Marine
47. Letter Quest Grimm: Remastered
48. Mad Max
49. Assassin's Creed: Rogue
50. Collisions
51. Grey Cubes
52. Tales from the Borderlands

  1. 10,000,000
  2. 12 Labours of Hercules II
  3. 12 Labours of Hercules III
  4. Absolute Drift
  5. Agatha Christie
  6. Assassin's Creed 2
  7. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  8. Bad Caterpillar
  9. Bad Sector HDD
  10. Bit Ray
  11. Blackguards 2
  12. bOllO
  13. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  14. Brutal Legend
  15. Bus Tycoon ND
  16. Darksiders 2 Deathfinitive
  17. The Deadly Tower of Monsters
  18. Deathtrap
  19. Deus Ex. Human Revolution
  20. DMC Devil May Cry
  21. Driver San Francisco
  22. Dying Light
  23. Dyscourse
  24. Enslaved
  25. Epistory Typing Chronicles
  26. Evo Explores
  27. Far Cry Blood Dragon
  28. Firewatch
  29. Five Guardian of Davids
  30. Grim Dawn
  31. Hard West
  32. Hocus
  33. Jurassic Park: The Game
  34. klocki
  35. League of Mermaids
  36. Lego Batman 3
  37. Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
  38. Lego Jurassic World
  39. Lego Marvel's Avengers
  40. Lost Planet 3
  41. Magical Brickout
  42. Marble Mountain
  43. Masquerada
  44. Mass Effect 1
  45. Mushroom 11
  46. Nightsky
  47. Optika
  48. Portal
  49. Plush
  50. The Typing of the Dead
  51. Unmechanical
  52. Saint's Row Gat out of Hell
  53. Roadside Assistance Simulator
  54. Planet of the Eyes
  55. Zenge
  56. Stasis
  57. Zombo Buster Rising

    *Note: 1-47 is accurate, after that I've just looked at finished games with a last date played of 2016
PSN:

  1. Far Cry 4
  2. Uncharted 4
  3. The Order 1886
  4. Infamous Second Son
  5. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  6. The Last of US
  7. Uncharted 3
  8. Uncharted 2
  9. Uncharted 1

  1. Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Daughter (100%)
  2. Submerged (100%)
  3. Monstercakes (100%)
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy (100%)
  5. Push (100%)
  6. Tangrams Deluxe (100%)
  7. Batman The Telltale Series (100%)
  8. The Walking Dead Season 2 (100%)
  9. Crosscells (100%)
  10. Phrase Shift (100%)
  11. Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry
  12. Klocki
  13. The Witcher III DLCs
  14. XCOM 2
  15. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  16. Scanner Sombre
  17. Figment
  18. Stories
  19. RYSE
  20. Black: The Fall
  21. Assassin's Creed Revelations
  22. Superhot
  23. Turmoil
  24. Inside
  25. You Must Build a Boat
  26. Refunct
  27. J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars
PSN:

  1. South Park The Fractured But Whole
  2. Lego City Undercover
  3. Agents of Mayhem
  4. Dirt 4
  5. Assassin's Creed Origins
  6. Infamous Last Light
  7. Killzone Shadowfall
  8. Uncharted Lost Legacy
  9. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
  10. Just Cause 3
  11. Assassin's Creed Unity
  12. Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  13. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  14. Far Cry Primal
  15. Doom
  16. Arkham Knight
  17. Horizon Zero Dawn
  18. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  19. Mass Effect Andromeda

  1. Access Denied (100%)
  2. Aer Memories of Old (100%)
  3. Assassin's Creed Black Flag
  4. Assassin's Creed Rogue
  5. Assassin's Creed Unity
  6. The Banner Saga
  7. Batman Arkham Knight
  8. Batman: The Enemy Within (100%)
  9. Battletech
  10. Bioshock Infinite
  11. Bladed Fury (Thanks @The Queen!)
  12. Bomb Squad Academy
  13. Bombshell
  14. Bright Bob
  15. The Chronicles of King Arthur - Episode 1: Excalibur
  16. Contrast (100%)
  17. Deadspace 1
  18. Deadspace 2
  19. Delete (100%)
  20. Divinity Original Sin 2
  21. Dots (100%)
  22. Electroquest: Resistance is Futile (100%)
  23. Far: Lone Sails
  24. Glass Masquerade
  25. Fallout 4
  26. GNOG
  27. Golf Peaks
  28. GTA V
  29. Homefront: The Revolution
  30. Injustice 1
  31. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  32. Little Bug
  33. Little Hidden City (100%)
  34. Little Nightmares
  35. The Mooseman
  36. Neoncode
  37. Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
  38. Omensight
  39. Pavilion
  40. Phantom Doctrine
  41. Pillars of Eternity 1 - The White March 1 + 2
  42. Pillars of Eternity 2
  43. Planet Alpha
  44. .projeckt
  45. Puzzlement (100%)
  46. Race Arcade
  47. Rayman Legends
  48. Rescue 2
  49. Roboball
  50. The Room (100%)
  51. The Room 2 (100%)
  52. Runic Rampage
  53. Sandmade (100%)
  54. Scalak (100%)
  55. Singularity
  56. Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
  57. SOMA (100%)
  58. Stereo Aereo
  59. Subnautica
  60. Sunset Overdrive
  61. Sword Legacy Omen (100%)
  62. TOK (100%)
  63. Tyranny
  64. Up Left Out (100%)
  65. Valley
  66. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  67. Yoku's Island Express
PSN:


  1. Rayman Legends
  2. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
  3. Star Wars Battlefront II
  4. Mafia III
  5. Dead Rising IV
  6. Far Cry 5
  7. God of War
  8. Rime
  9. Call of Duty Advanced War
  10. Injustice 2
  11. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  12. Assassin's Creed Odyssey (100%)
  13. Red Dead Redemption 2
XBONE


  1. Halo 5 Guardians

Steam
  1. Kolumo
  2. Hello Polution!
  3. Chuchel
  4. Repair Bot
  5. Momonga Pinball Adventures
  6. Call of Duty Ghosts
  7. Gris
  8. Far Cry Primal
  9. Northern Lights
  10. Call of Duty Modern Warfare III
  11. Assassin's Creed Origins + DLC
  12. Mutant Road Zero
  13. Lego Ninjago Movie
  14. Impulsow
  15. Expand
  16. Spectrum Break
  17. Hitman 2
  18. Glass Masquerade 2
  19. South Park Fractured But Whole
  20. Call of Duty Black Ops
  21. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  22. Call of Duty Black Ops 3
  23. Lego DC Super Villians
  24. Mad Max
  25. The Bridge
  26. Call of Duty Modern Warfare
  27. Void Bastards
  28. The Strange Realm of Mine
  29. Borderlands 2 + DLC
  30. Epic Car Factory
  31. Jettomero
  32. Boor
  33. Book of Demons
  34. IIn
  35. Doom
  36. Perchang
  37. Darq
  38. Middle Earth Shadow of War
  39. Fracter
  40. Inked
  41. Moons of Madness
  42. Destiny 2 Story
  43. Naboki
  44. Jim is Moving Out
  45. Seen
  46. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  47. Typoman
  48. Runner 3
Uplay
  1. Far Cry New Dawn
  2. Assassin's Creed Odyssey + DLC
Origin
  1. Jedi: Fallen Order
  2. Unravel 1
  3. Unravel 2
  4. Sea of Solitude
PC Gamepass
  1. Crackdown 3
  2. Gears 5
  3. The Outer Worlds
  4. My Name is Pedro
PSN
  1. Spider Man
  2. Call of Duty WW2
  3. Detroit Become Human
  4. Metro Exodus
  5. Days Gone
  6. Rage 2
  7. Control

Steam:

1. Iris.Fall ★★★★
2. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare ★★★
3. Bioshock 2 Remastered ★★★★
4. Mo:Astray ★★★★★
5. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare ★★★★
6. Lightmatter ★★★★ 1/2
7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 1 ★★★
8. Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days ★★★ 1/2
9. Star Wars The Force Unleashed II ★★★ 1/2
10. The Walking Dead: Michonne ★★★★
11. The Garden's Between ★★★★ 1/2
12. Old Man's Journey ★★★★
14. Draw your Game ★★ 1/2
22. Krystopia: A Puzzle Journey ★★★★
23. Etherborn ★★★ 1/2
24. Ori and the Blind Forrest Definitive Edition ★★★★ 1/2
25. Alan Wake + DLC Episodes ★★★★★
27. Borderlands 3 ★★★★
32. Remember Me ★★★ 1/2
34. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 ★★★ 1/2
35. The Evil Within ★★★
37. The Evil Within 2 ★★★★
38. Lego Indiana Jones The Original Adventures ★★★ 1/2
39. Simple Machines ★★★★
40. Mafia III: DE ★★★
43. Lithium City ★★★★ 1/2
45. Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition ★★★★
46. Halo 1 (MCC) ★★ 1/2
47. Halo 2 (MCC) ★★★★
48. Replicant ★★★ 1/2
49. Stela ★★★★ 1/2
52. Iron Danger ★★★★ 1/2
53. Halo 3 (MCC) ★★★ 1/2
54. Kids ★★★
55. Halo Reach (MCC) ★★★★
56. Ever Forward ★★★ 1/2
59. Strange Brigade ★★★★ 1/2
60. Halo 3: ODST (MCC) ★★ 1/2
61. Vampyr ★★★1/2
63. Kystopia Nova's Journey ★★★1/2
65. Transformers: War for Cybertron ★★★ 1/2
67. Close to the Sun ★★★★ 1/2
70. Halo 4 (MCC)★★★★
72. Darq DLC Levels ★★★★
75. Dead Space 3 ★★★ 1/2
76. Dead Space Awakened ★ 1/2

XBONE Gamepass:

13. Gears of War 2 ★★★ 1/2
17. Gears of War 3 ★★★ 1/2
20. Gears of War Judgement ★★
21. Gears of War Aftermath ★★★ 1/2

PC Gamepass:

15. Wolfenstein: Youngblood ★★★ 1/2
36. Deliver Us the Moon ★★★
41. Minecraft Dungeons ★★ 1/2
51. Carrion ★★★ 1/2
57. Wasteland 3 ★★★★ 1/2
71. Doom Eternal ★★★
73. Morkredd ★★★★ 1/2
74. Call of the Sea ★★★ 1/2

Uplay:

16. The Division 2 ★★★ 1/2
62. Watch Dogs 2 ★★★
66. Watch Dogs: Legion ★★★ 1/2
68. Assassin's Creed Valhalla ★★★★

PS4:

19. Death Stranding ★★★★ 1/2
28. The Last of Us Remastered + Left Behind ★★★★ 1/2
29. Uncharted 4 ★★★★
30. Uncharted Lost Legacy ★★★★ 1/2
33. Beyond: Two Souls ★★★
37. Until Dawn ★★★ 1/2
42. Saint's Row 3 Remastered ★★★
44. The Last of Us Part II ★★★★ 1/2
50. Ghost of Tsushima ★★★★★
58. Marvel's Avengers ★★★★
64. Ratchet & Clank (PS4) ★★★★ 1/2

PS3:

26. The Simpsons Game ★★★★
31. James Bond Bloodstone ★★★ 1/2
69. Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction ★★★ 1/2

2021:

Steam:

1. Rover Mechanic Simulator - ★★★ 1/2
2. Call of Duty 2 ★★★★
3. Warhammer Chaosbane ★★★
6. Mirror's Edge Catalyst ★★★1/2
8. Mass Effect Andromeda ★★★
9. Star Wars Battlefront II ★★★★
10. Halo Spartan Assault ★★ 1/2
12. Vanquish ★★★★
13. Murdered: Soul Suspect ★★★★
14. Puzzletronics Analog Logic ★1/2
15. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete ★★★★ 1/2
16. Marvel's Avengers ★★★ 1/2
17. Control + DLC ★★★★ 1/2
18. 100 Hidden Snails ★★
19. Mass Effect 1 - Legendary ★★★★★
20. Mass Effect 2 - Legendary ★★★★
21. Higgs-Bosun: Minimal Puzzle ★★★ 1/2
23. Mass Effect 3 - Legendary ★★★★
25. Train Station Renovation ★★★
26. Metro 2033 Redux ★★★★
27. Metro Last Light Redux ★★★★
28. Days Gone ★★★ 1/2
29. Forged By Blood ★★ 1/2
30. Children of Morta ★★★★ 1/2
31. Ruiner ★★★ 1/2
33. Lego Movie 2 Game ★★★ 1/2
34. Liberated ★★★★
35. CATch the Stars ★★★
36. Death's Door ★★★★ 1/2
38. Cyberpunk ★★★★
39. The Bunker ★★★ 1/2
40. Titanfall 2 - ★★★★★
41. Catch the Stars Japan - ★★★ 1/2
43. Death Stranding - ★★★★★
45. 100 Hidden Snails 2 - ★★★
46. 100 Hidden Eternals - ★★★★
47. 100 Hidden Cats - ★★★
49. 100 Hidden Eternals - ★★★
50. Pathfinder Wraith of the Righteous - ★★★★ 1/2
51. 100 Hidden Aliens - ★★★
52. 100 Hidden Cats 2 - ★★★
53. A Juggler's Tale - ★★★★
54. 100 Hidden Mushrooms - ★★★★
55. Wolfenstein II - ★★★ 1/2
64. Sizable ★★★★
67. 100 Hidden Birds ★★★
68. 100 Hidden Rams ★★★
69. 100 Hidden Mice ★★★

PS3:

4. Green Lantern Rise of the Manhunter ★★★
11. Dead Space Extraction ★★★★

PC Gamepass:

5. Donut County ★★★★
7. Gears of War Hivebusters ★★★★ 1/2
22. The Wild at Heart ★★★★ 1/2
24. Maneater ★★ 1/2
32. Anthem ★ 1/2
37. Omno ★★★★
63. Outriders ★★★
65. Halo Infinite Campaign ★★1/2
66. The Gunk ★★★

Ubisoft+

42. Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Ireland ★★★★
44. Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Paris ★★
56. Far Cry 6 - ★★★ 1/2
57. Immortals Fenyx Rising ★★★

PS4:

48. Spider man Miles Morales (PS4) - ★★★★ 1/2
58. Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remake? Reimagining? (PS4) ★★ 1/2
59. Uncharted 1 (PS4) ★★★ 1/2
60. Uncharted 2 ★★★★ 1/2
61. Uncharted 3 ★★★★ 1/2
62. Guardians of the Galaxy ★★★★★



2022:

Steam:

1. A Plague Tale ★★★★ 1/2 (12.5 hours)
2. Lake ★★★★ (9.5 hours)
3. Endzone: A World Apart ★★ 1/2 (14.7 hours)
4. Vampire Survivors ★★★★1/2 (19 Hours)
6. Let Them Come ★★★★ 1/2 (4 hours)
7. Mafia Definitive Edition ★★★1/2 (15 hours)
8. Aperture Desk Job ★★★1/2 (40mins)
11. Cloudpunk ★★★★ (9 hours)
12. Dying Light 2 ★★★1/2 (65 Hours)
13. Treasure Hunter Simulator ★★★ (10.5 Hours)
16. Desperados III (38.5 hours)
17. Diorama Builder ★★★★ (3.4 Hours)
18. Barn Finders ★★★ 1/2 (14.6 Hours)
19. What the Golf? ★★★ 1/2 (3.2 hours)
20 - Call of Duty WW2 ★★★ (13.8 hours)
21. Scarf ★★★★ 1/2 (5.9 Hours)
22. Alien Isolation ★★1/2 (20 hours or so)
23. Rage 2 ★★★1/2 (30.1 hours)
24. Hardspace Shipbreaker ★★★★ 1/2 (19 hours for main story restart)
25. Surviving the Aftermath ★★★ (35 Hours)
26. The Last Campfire ★★★★★ (9 Hours)
27. Deadlight Director's Cut ★★1/2 (3.9 Hours)

PS4:

5. God of War ★★★★
10. Horizon Forbidden West ★★★★
14. Ghostwire ★★

PC Gamepass:

9. Far Changing Tides ★★★ 1/2 (5 hours)
28. Trek to Yomi ★★★ 1/2

Origin:

15. Jedi Fallen Order ★★★1/2
 
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Dec 8, 2018
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2021 - 22

2022

1. A Plague Tale: Innocence (Finished: 8.6hrs)
2. Resident Evil Village (Finished: 12.9 hours)
3. Serious Sam 4 (Finished: 10.6 hours)
4. Webbed (Finished: 5.1 hours)
5. Elden Ring (Finished: 78 hours)
6. Mass Effect 1 LE (Finished: 25 hours)
7. Strange Brigade (Finished: 9 hours)
8. VRising (Retired until out of EA)
9. Sonic The Hedgehog (Sonic Origins)
10. Sonic 2 (Sonic Origins)
 
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Rangers With Candy
Nov 7, 2018
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Only made it to 48 games last year, but have already made it through one game in 2022!

2022
  1. Rayland (Steam) - ★★☆☆☆
  2. Deathloop (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  3. Sense - 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story (Steam) - ★★☆☆☆
  4. Donut County (Steam) - ★★★☆☆
  5. Inscryption (Steam) - ★★★☆☆
  6. Christmas With My Family - Jigsaw Puzzle (Steam) - ★★☆☆☆
  7. OMORI (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  8. Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  9. Blankspace (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  10. Draugen (Steam) - ★★★☆☆
  11. Strawberry Vinegar (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  12. Puzzletronics Digital Infinite (Steam) - ★★☆☆☆
  13. Night Cascades (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  14. All the Words She Wrote (Steam) - ★★★☆☆
  15. Asphyxia (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  16. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Steam) - ★★★★☆
 
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ほら 見て 今までの 約束 破棄された。
Nov 1, 2018
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Having that choice paralysis... Where I have like 8 currently playing games and I get stuck deciding what I wanna do, so just sink into my comfort games of Siege and FF lol. Already 44 hours racked up, which makes me feel guilty cuz that time could easily complete one or two games on my list instead... 😓
 

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1. A Plague Tale (Steam) - Fantastic 3D linear adventure game in the mold of uncharted. You play a teenage girl on the run from the inquisition with her strange little brother. Running for their lives they encounter many residents of plague infested france, some helpful some not. Brilliant story telling and writing maybe let down by the slightly silly supernatural element towards the end. Controls as a bit frustrating as well. ★★★★ 1/2 (12.5 hours)

2. Lake (Steam) - Returning to her home town she left as a teenager, Meredith must confront where her life is and where she wants to end up. Amazing OST and great writing and characters to get involved with. Cozy. ★★★★ (9.5 hours)
 

「Echo」

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Wow I beat something holy shit. Not that a ~20mins VN is anything to be proud of. 😓
But hey it's something. And i hope to make a little more progress with these last couple days of January.

With February I'll have to be more motivated to reach my goal. Anywho times updated.
 

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3. Endzone: A World Apart (Steam) - Strange one, even though it's meant to be replayed like a 4x/city builder game once feels like enough. There wasn't any real peril apart from managing your own population, resources weren't scarce, everything felt like there would be no variation on replays. Fun for what it was but nothing I'd want to replay, even the scenarios. ★★ 1/2 (14.7 hours)

4. Vampire Survivors (Steam) - Digital crack, got all the unlocks and all the achievement and while I'm sure I'll keep playing it it can be considered complete ★★★★1/2 (19 Hours)
 

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#1. Grow Home
Enjoyed it.

#2. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
It's fine but I hate some of the map design, the one way routes in particular. Also it's one of those games where you kind of don't need to kill anything so at some point it's often just faster to just dodge the enemies and race to next checkpoint.
 
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5. God of War (PS4) - Decided to play it again to celebrate the PC release. Still lots of fun, can't wait for Ragnarok. ★★★★

6. Let Them Come (Steam) - Fantastic little rogue-lite. You play a sentry gunner fighting off waves of aliens. Die, improve you weapons and stats etc... ★★★★ 1/2

7. Mafia Definitive Edition (Steam) - Runs a little wonky but is a fun pseudo-open world game. Like Mafia II there is nothing apart from the main missions, just a nice open world to drive around in. ★★★1/2

8. Aperture Desk Job (Steam) - Fun little demo for the Deck, can be played fine with just a standard controller. ★★★1/2

9. Far Changing Tides (PC GP) - Nice sequel this time focusing on sailing/submarining as opposed to a train in the original. Maybe a little too much sailing and not enough puzzling. Amazing ending if you have played the first. ★★★ 1/2

10. Horizon Forbidden West (PS4) - A bit bloaty but improves storytelling dramatically from the first. Great quests and acting. Movement and climbing is still pretty wonky. ★★★★
 
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February: Halo Infinite - Still addictive Halo combat loop, but now the armor upgrades add extra fun into the mix in ways that Reach's armor abilities failed to do. The rest of the game was lacking. They need to come up with better mission objectives. It was the same 2-3 missions over and over again. And there's very little variety in terms of art. I know Halo is known for copy and paste level design, but this was the first Halo game where it was beginning to annoy me. There's the outside forest area which looks the same 90% of the time and there's the Banished and Forerunner stuff which are basically the same visually too. At least in previous Halos the Covenant, human, and Forerunner ones looked distinct from one another.

Also, the boss fights are horrendous. Cheap bullet sponge bullshit. Was doing my play through on Legendary and completed 80 something percent of the game until I got up to the Escharum boss fight's last stage and then I lost my patience and switched to Normal mode and finished the rest of the game. Now here's where this game is really trash... In past Halos you could replay levels. I wanted to complete the game that I almost finished on Legendary. I was shocked to learn this unfinished piece of garbage doesn't allow you to replay levels. One level and one boss fight from finishing it on Legendary and it wouldn't let me. Like, how is this a thing in a 2021 Halo game? It's insane how feature-poor this game is compared to the first four Halo games. Games as a service can fuck off.

March: Dark Souls: Prepare to die Edition - My first Souls game and it was fucking great. Love the variety in the world and enemy design... Such a stark difference from what I experienced with Infinite. Wish I hadn't kept putting off playing this game for so long. Thanks to Durante for the mod... Attrocious port of the game. Unfortunately, didn't get to enjoy the game with people helping me/screwing me over because of the servers being down do to the security vulnerabilities. Wish the ending was better, but the journey was so good that I wasn't soured by how short and weak it was. By the end of the game I was a tank... Sorta. Beat Gwynn and all the bosses in Artorias of the Abyss dlc in a single attempt, but would (along the way) get wrecked by normal enemy swarms and one-shotted by the bridge Dragon from early in the game. It's weird how this game can fool you into thinking you're going wreck the normal enemies, but then the game catches you off guard and you end up dying. Want to jump into DS II, but I think I need a break after that. :face-with-open-mouth-and-cold-sweat:
 

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I was shocked to learn this unfinished piece of garbage doesn't allow you to replay levels. One level and one boss fight from finishing it on Legendary and it wouldn't let me. Like, how is this a thing in a 2021 Halo game? It's insane how feature-poor this game is compared to the first four Halo games. Games as a service can fuck off.
I recently finished Halo Infinite as well and with the latest update, there finally is a level select - but only after you've seen the end credits roll once. After that, you return to the open world and all icons for the main missions (including the ones that are located outside of the map, like the first two missions or the final mission) are accessible for fast-travel/starting.
 
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I completely missed this thread for some reason.


JANUARY
1. PowerWash Simulator (Steam) | January 1st - 23.0 hours | ★★★★☆



2. Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (GOG) | January 3rd - 1.8 hours | ★★★★☆



3. Sanator: Scarlet Scarf (Steam) | January 5th - 1.5 hours | ★★☆☆☆



4. Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery (Steam) | January 5th - 1.3 hours | ★★★★☆



5. The Typing of the Dead: Overkill (Steam) | January 14th - 3.9 hours | ★★★☆☆



6. Hidden Folks (itch.io) | January 18th - 4.0 hours | ★★★☆☆



7. Vampire Survivors (Steam) | January 20th - 12.1 hours | ★★★☆☆



8. Mirror (Steam) | January 24th - 5.6 hours | ★★☆☆☆


FEBRUARY
9. Regal Regale (itch.io) | February 6th - N/A | ★★★☆☆



10. Halo 2: Anniversary (Steam) | February 9th - 9.3 hours | ★★★☆☆


MARCH
11. Nidhogg (Steam) | March 1st - 0.4 hours | ★★★☆☆



12. The Ascent (Steam) | March 12th - 17.8 hours | ★★★☆☆



13. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Steam) | March 14th - 21.6 hours | ★★★★☆

 

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Looks like I forgot update for a bit! :blobweary:

#4, Supraland
It's good!

#5, Binary Domain
It's alright.

#6, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
It's neat.

#7, Dishonored
Pretty good.


Going to start on the story based DLC's for Dishonored next, and after that I'll play Deliver Us The Moon.
 

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11. Cloudpunk (Steam) - Voxel based Cyberpunk adventure game. Survive the night with hackers, traffic, security and even the ghost in the machine all to tend to. ★★★★ (9 hours)

12. Dying Light 2 (Steam) - Pretty decent sequel, very buggy, lots of side content, some good some very repetitive. Fun story, good traversal combat still a bit shit ★★★ 1/2 (65 Hours)

13. Treasure Hunter Simulator (Steam) - Rusty nail, rusty nail, rusty nail, old coin, rusty nail, rusty nail. button, rusty nail, something interesting, rusty nail... ★★★ (10.5 Hours)

14. Ghostwire (PS4) - Short, not particularly interesting, lots of boring side content and a story that makes no sense. ★★
 
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it's update time.

#8, Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
Still pretty good

#9, Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches
Yep, pretty good.

#10, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows
Alright, but the bomb jump is hard to get a handle on.

#11, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
Totally excellent, a joy to play.

#12, Shovel Knight: King of Cards
Somewhere between alright and excellent. :grinning-face:
 

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin - I enjoyed it, however it's inferior to the original. I missed fun NPCs like Siegmeyer, Andre, Lautrec, or Frampt with their fun/campy voice acting. The NPCs here were bland with the exception of 1 or 2 characters. Gameplay was fun after a few hours of progress, but way too frustrating at the beginning; The combination of a health bar death penalty, the roll being tied to a stat, low poise, and enemy mobs almost made me want to just dump this and skip to DS3. However, I'm stubborn and stuck with it and by hour 7 or 8 I was finally beginning to enjoy the game. There was a lot of other bullshit later on like the game tossing invader NPCs at the worst spots, but my overall experience with the game was positive.
 

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#13, The Swapper
It's a great puzzle game, and kind of still to this day has a very unique mechanics and look to it. I at least can't think of anything that's quite like it off the top of my head. Maybe surprisingly short? I didn't check hltb for the length before and was a bit surprised when the ending came. Steam says 5.8 hours, and as I'm checking hltb now, 5h40m is the median and about 6 hours is the average for completionist. So it checks out.

#14, Gateways
Also a neat puzzle platformer. Emphasis more on the puzzle and less on the platformer here as well. Imagine Portal, but 2D, but also some portals shrink or grow you, rotate your gravity and even have time travel mechanics. Some of the last puzzles are pretty hectic with your time travel echoes running around with you, upside down and on the walls.
 

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15. Jedi Fallen Order (Origin) - Fantastic story telling, decent level building, stupid slides, janky combat and bug still present from launch. ★★★1/2

16. Desperados III (Steam) - Fantastic strategy game. 5 different characters with complimentary abilities clearing vast maps of badguys. You can pull off some crazy complex moves with the right timing. Levels might be a bit too long at times. ★★★★1/2 (38.5 hours)

17. Diorama Builder (Steam) - Zen like light puzzle game about the correct placement of parts on dioramas. Some have over 450 parts. Great voxel graphics. ★★★★ (3.4 Hours)

18. Barn Finders (Steam) - Not you typical playway job sim, is quite story heavy and very weird. Less barns than you'd think. ★★★ 1/2 (14.6 Hours)

19. What the Golf? (Steam)- Very weird gold game, sometimes the ball is the ball, sometimes it's a car, sometimes the epic exclusive rips off portal... ★★★ 1/2 (3.2 hours)

20 - Call of Duty WW2 (Steam) - Shoot, bang, shoot, bang, bang, hey it's that guy from that movie, shoot, bang... ★★★ (13.8 hours)
 

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Dark Souls III - Finally "finished" the trilogy. Still need to obtain and complete The Ringed City DLC to fully complete it... Wish Humble had also included this DLC in the monthly package where I received this game.

Dark Souls III is a great game. It corrected one of my main issues with DS II that being the almost total absence of interesting NPC characters and engrossing voice acting. I still feel the first game is the best in that regard, but DS III gets really close to that first game's quality. It also (for the most part) corrected my other main issue with DS II being that game's slog of a first few hours with the unfair difficulty due to the overwhelming number of enemies it would toss at you at the same time, and the awful roll/evade mechanics due to roll being tied to a stat. DS III avoids this issue until the Ashes of Ariendel DLC, and by that point in the game I had massive damage output and decent defense so it wasn't nearly as frustrating as the first few hours of DS II.

I don't feel like elaborating on all the things I didn't like, but if I had to pick one main issue it would be the difficulty spike at the end of the game. Dark Souls I feels pretty fair and steady all the way through. Dark Souls 2 starts off awful and unfair, but after 7-8 hours in it began feeling fair and the challenge is fairly steady all the way to the end. Dark Souls III starts off relatively easy (by DS standards), but after the Catacombs of Carthus area the developers decided to get stupid and spike the difficulty up abruptly. It's not that big of a deal, but it did frustrate me and left somewhat of a bitter taste. To run into a wall after feeling you're in a tough but good groove sucks. It wasn't so much the regular enemies, obnoixous platformiing, and dangerous environemntal effects that bothered me so much, but rather some of the boss fights. Prince Lothric, Nameless King, Sister Friede, and Soul of Cinder can be pretty brutal for someone going through the game as a melee build with a greatsword. Stupidly fast bosses that with absurd range/reach that can teleport, lunge, and go invisible, and hit like a truck, doesn't really complement the mechanics of a dude with slow swinging greatsword... Lol.

Anyway, my overall experience with the game was very positive and I am happy that I finally got on board with this series. Would love to try Sekiro and Elden Ring one day. And maybe I'll pick up a PS an grab Demon Souls and Bloodborne if they never make their way to the PC.
 

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Dante's Inferno - I don't even know where to begin with this one. This game is pure insanity. Check this out (1:01:42) :


The female demons have massive cocks that they use as weapons... wtf

or this (1:24:37):


It's so goofy and weird. Keep in mind this is loosely based on Inferno, that famous classical poem. And yet the people behind the Dead Space series turned it into a stupid God of War clone. This is one of those 360 games that's always been in the back of my mind as a game that I wanted to play through just because of how absurdly stupid the game is as a concept. But, it's stupid in a good way. I recall playing the demo, but I didn't feel like shelling out $60 bucks or whatever it was at the time. Anyway, thanks to Game Pass I was finally able to check this out and I was highly entertained throughout the journey. Finished it in under 6 hours. Some annoying platforming here and there but the combat was kinda fun for the most part... It's really the depiction of hell which makes this game a treat to experience. Also, there's a cool Godzilla-like sequence in the game where you control a massive demon to smash a demon city to rubble. It even allows you to use a cool atomic-like breath that is similar to Godzilla's, but the videos I've seen online don't show it. :/

Godzilla sequence (3:42:18):

 
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The Surge - Very janky combat and platforming. The main character is constantly skating all over the place while the attack animations play out. Sometimes if you're near certain objects you may even levitate in the air after executing a dismemberment attack. There's no parrying so that sucks. Most of the enemy attacks play out virtually the same. Either they bludgeon you straight on, shoot you, or use flame throwers. There's little creativity in terms of movement or enemy evasions. The souls-like gameplay mechanic of losing your loot if you die twice never really felt important. In Dark Souls I would often worry about losing my souls upon entering a new area. In this game the threat was never really present with the exception of the boss fights so I think I may have lost my scrap (their version of souls) maybe like 3 times in my entire play through.

Still, despite how low rent this felt at times, I had a lot of fun mainly because the combat is kinda cool. Never got tired of ripping cyborg arms and legs off. It's a good $10 tier game. I would have been disappointed if I had paid $60 for it. I think I may have gotten it from on of the monthly/choice bundles so it worked out.
 

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1. Shin Megami Tensei V - completed on 21st June - Never played any other Shin Megami Tensei game before but I've experienced the last 3 Persona games via playthroughs. SMTV is very gameplay-heavy and has very little in terms of story and characters. The characters don't go much further than just being archetypes when it comes to their motivations.

Gameplay was fun - exploration was good and the battle system was great. A few QoL issues here and there, such as certain items that that couldn't be easily discarded or sold, doesn't feel good to discard a party member that I invested so much time into, no drop rates for certain items that can be acquired by once a demon is defeated.

Overall, a fun game and I'm looking forward to the next instalment.
 
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21. Scarf (steam) - Delightful 3D puzzle platformer, lots of tools and interesting mechanics. ★★★★ 1/2 (5.9 Hours)

22. Alien Isolation (Steam) - Great story, setting and mechanics. Terrible terrible stealth. ★★1/2 (20 hours or so)

23. Rage 2 (Steam) - Short story with the world filled with endless filler. Fun game but would have liked Mad Max 2. Short for an open world, 30 hours for 100% ★★★1/2 (30.1 hours)

24. Hardspace Shipbreaker (Steam) - Played a heap in early access, the story mode is vastly shortened and progression sped up. Great chill game, performance is still peak unity. ★★★★ 1/2 (19 hours for main story restart)

25. Surviving the Aftermath (Steam) - Feels like an almost identical game to Endzone, one campaign was enough, got all the achievements. Campaign takes far longer than Mars★★★ (35 Hours)

26. The Last Campfire (steam) - Beautiful 3d puzzle platformer, genuiely touching. ★★★★★ (9 Hours)

27. Deadlight Director's Cut (Steam) - Oldschool 2d platformer, super bugger, the controls suck and does not work well with modern computers. Was getting 7fps in some places and even with endless .ini changes, it maxed at low 20s. A Shame as it's interesting. VO is bad as well. ★★1/2 (3.9 Hours)

28. Trek to Yomi (PC Gamepass) - Style over substance but what style ★★★ 1/2
 
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「Echo」

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Finally an update. 😅
Elden Ring absolutely killed any hopes i had of meeting a goal this year.
... That and moving + a few timerkiller games that came along. Vamp Survivors. :face-with-open-mouth-and-cold-sweat:

Also I gave up Siege and FFXIV, so there's that...
 
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