2017 in Games

Played: 59
Playing: 10 (16.9%)
Completed: 22 (37.3%)
Retired: 27 (45.8%)

PC: 28 (47.5%)
PS4: 26 (44.1%)
Mobile: 4 (6.8%)
DS: 1 (1.7%)

In alphabetical order….

Games I should be trying to Complete instead of mucking around in FIFA18

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Nier: Automata
Pillars of Eternity


Games I need to Push Hard not to Retire

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition
XCOM 2 (maybe I should buy War of the Chosen then restart)


Best Music

Runner-up: Nier: Automata


Best Old Game (aka “What Took Me So Long?)

The Last of Us Remastered + Left Behind


Top 5 Backlog outside of the 1st Two Lists (HLTB Backlog)

Divinity: Original Sin II
Persona 5
Pokémon Ultra Sun
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Zero Time Dilemma (this is on loan to me!)


Top 5 Wishlist (that I shouldn’t buy anyway because of my shameful backlog)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
What Remains of Edith Finch
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen


Top 5 Games (not mentioned above)

(In alphabetical order)
Horizon Zero Dawn
Injustice 2
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows
Valiant Force


Full list of games played after fold:

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Steam Holiday Sale 2013

My backlog grew by this much:

  1. Risk of Rain
  2. Batman: Arkham Origins
  3. Papers, Please
  4. Spelunky
  5. McPixel
  6. Mark of the Ninja: Special Edition
  7. The Stanley Parable
  8. Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon
  9. Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4
  10. Bioshock 2 + Minerva’s Den
  11. Guacamelee! Gold Edition
  12. The Wolf Among Us
  13. Gone Home
  14. The Swapper
  15. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition
  16. Bioshock Infinite – Season Pass
  17. Tomb Raider: Survival Edition

Five 5-bucks Games V: Hotline Miami

Last game of the 5-buck game experiment. Now if I only get around to playing them.

I’ve actually started Rochard, it’s not a bad game per se, physics puzzle platformer. I’ve also started on Bard’s Tale; funny as it can be, I find it hard to get through the combat.

Definitely still interested in doing the other games I bought with the leftover value from my previous prepaid Visa card.

Five 5-bucks Games I: Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

When I first came here, I bought a prepaid VISA to pay for some of the services I needed. It could be use without monthly fees for 6 months. Before they could start charging me for not spending money, I decided to put all what’s left in it into my Steam wallet, all $25.

I decided I will use the $25 to buy 5 games that costs $5 and my first purchase was made yesterday.

What’s up with: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Too often had I read Internet forum-posters declaring they’re going back to play The Witcher 2 (TW2) after trying out a new role-playing game (RPG). This is often accompanied with proclamations of how said RPG is shallow with high praises for the complexity of TW2’s combat and story.

I bought TW2 during the Steam summer sale last year and there it sat in my backlog as its retail price continued to drop. I finally gave it a whirl after the game was updated to version 2.0, making it both more accessible and difficult in the same stroke.

It took me a while to get the game set up so it won’t cause my laptop to explode and an even longer while before I could actually feel myself getting into the game (much, much longer in fact). When I finally finished the game (one of the paths anyway),  I came away with the feeling of how some gamers seem to be confusing a hardcore RPG with a complex story to be one which is inaccessible that is utterly confusing, the understanding for the laud bestowed upon TW2 and its failure to reach above 90 for its Metacritic rating despite all the support and hype that surrounds it.

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