52 games in a year? How close can you get?
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    A thread for badgers that fancy trying to play 52 games in a year to whatever they decide is some form of completion. Love this thread on gaf so thought I'd see how it'd go down here. Tell us how you're doing and what you are going to play next - claim a post and update on your progress. Just please don't fill it with pointless conversation as the posts will be quite big. Even if you're not gonna make it to 52 it's a good way to record all your completions/failures/hates.

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    How do I take part?

    Claim a post! Write down the game and your thoughts about each one in this format for your post:

    1: NAME - DURATION PLAYED
    # INSERT INFO AND COMMENTS HERE

    How do I know when I've completed a game?

    Up to you, it could be completing the game or playing 10hrs+ if it no ending or a multiplayer game. Replays count as long as all the games are completed in 2017.

    Do I have to record time?

    No.

    Do I have to review or comment on the games I complete?

    No but it'd be nice to give a few words or maybe a quick score. Full blown reviews or mini-reviews aren't necessary and will just make it an incredibly big post,though they will be anyway.

    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 1992 and count that?

    Yes.

    What should I do once I've completed the challenge?

    Shoot me a PM! If it takes off I'm more than happy to sort out a prize system?

    Is there a deadline?

    End of the current year!!!!

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    People who have completed the challenge will be posted here, please send me a PM once you’re done!


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  • 1: The Last Guardian - 11 hours - 6/10
    Really didn't enjoy, such a beautiful world but unforgivable issues with controls and camera sucked the joy out for me.

    2: Halo Wars: Deluxe Edition - 9 hours - 8/10
    Surprisingly I love me some Halo and returning to HW was aces. Early Access so a few technical issues but very simple but pretty game, babies first RTS fun.

    3: MGSV - 20 hours - 5/10
    Totally given up on this now, in order to unlock the last few missions I've gotta do a ton of side ops with Quiet and then a number of other things? No f'ing way. Took the MGS out of MGS for me.

    4: Uncharted 4 - 13 hours - 7/10
    Beautiful and very slick but missing something. Gunplay is ok and there's so much of it it should be better. Too simple, just hold forward and jump now and again to complete, Should of made the environments trickier to traverse. Very bloated, nice story bits and pieces but the same as a lot of current gen games, instead of bloating they should be shorter, sharper and then done.

    5: Bioshock 2-Bioshock Collection - 8 hours-7/10
    Such a great game, absolute pleasure going back to it. So very different to the first. Not as complete a game and story, but better to control, better visually and some incredible design and set pieces. Well worth a return to rapture.

    6: Minerva's Den - 3.5 hours - 8/10
    Great DLC, one of the best I've played. Just the right length too as to not be too much after I'd just finished B2. More great characters in one of the best most realised worlds in gaming. Good little story too, you obviously knew pretty much from the beginning but it's still nice having the audio tapes etc bring it to fruition.

    7: Bioshock Infinite - 9 hours - 8/10
    Gave up on this at release as just didn't get on with it, but within an hour of starting it as part of the collection my mind was changed. Awesome game, Columbia is big bright setting in comparison to Rapture, much stronger more obvious storyline and character work, and the usual spin that I hadn't worked out at the end. The infinite universe ending is a little out there but it did mean at the time they could keep on expanding and link stories if they wished. Very much enjoyed, real shame the mainline games ended there.

    8: Burial at Sea-Part One - 3 hours - 8/10
    Wow. Minerva's den eat your heart out. Stunning to look at, sound is amazing. Great little extra story as I love the characters and evil Elizabeth. Great ending. Straight into part two.

    9: Burial at Sea-Part Two - 4 hours - 9/10
    Best story driven piece of DLC ever. Wasn't hugely happy at first with the stealth approach but it fits, and it's worth the change of pace. Great story, such a 'meta' experience.

    10: Deus Ex:MD - 14 hours- 6/10
    Wow it just...ends. What a disappointing game that was, and I feel like that score is being generous. Great set of augs but badly spliced into the game at the wrong times and just no real semblance of a story outside of what a half hour episode of some bad sci-fi series provides. What a dissapointment.

    11: Batman: Arkham Knight - 8/10
    Didn't realise I was only a couple of hours away from finishing this off. Must be a year since I've touched it so it was massively over complicated at first. Still not a big fan of the car but it's a stunning game with good If simplistic combat and a great story. The last half hour or so was Brilliant. May mop up some achievements but think I'm done.

    Currently playing - Forza 3, Battlefield One

    Next up: May try finish Infamous and The Order before RESI 7 hits.
  • 1) Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD (Wii U). I really enjoyed myself with this one. I think years of Copyrina of Time propaganda crushed any opinion I had of the game and I went in expecting zero and got a really fun game. There's cuteness and cheekiness throughout the game. I must admit I slightly missed the Wii's motion controls but the game has been scrubbed up to a really nice level - makes me have high hopes for Breath of the wild. A particular credit to the dungeons, bosses and world. The difficulty is generally low but the variety and weirdness of the environments really goes a long way to make this game feel cool. Towards the end the game seems to go into killroom territory and it feels a bit shit and the final boss has some good moments and some reaaaaaly janky moments (particularly the horse fighting).
    Worth a bash if you fancy something to bridge before Breath comes out. 4/6

    2) Human Resource Machine. I think a lot of people in this forum will really dig this - it's a puzzle game in the spacechem programming mould but this time more literally aping a computer system - programming functions based on criteria set by an officious dick head boss. Like Tomorrow Corp's last game (little inferno) the story has a satirical edge to it but it would be kind of a waste on a shit game, which this is certainly not. Each puzzle can be beaten and also attempted for speed and efficiency. 5/6
  • I'm up for this too. May go some way to denting my pile 'o'shame. No.1 = finishing off TLG. Easier said than done when Overwatch has its claws in me..

    And so it begins. 2 down in a week. Championship winning form, that. Keep current progress up and I'll have 104 games completed this year..
    1. Day of the Tentacle - 7/10 - point and click not really my cup of char, but Double Fine are great. Few chuckles along the way, some rather leftfield solutions, but an enjoyable use of the Vita.
    2. The Last Guardian - 10/10
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  • Ooh I'll join in.

    I've got to the end of two games already this year. (Although one tripped over from last year)

    That's fine! They all count as long as completed this year!

    Aces guys, the more the merrier!
  • I'll try. I shall stake my claim here...
  • Into it like a showbag. 

    I'll add more detail when I can but so far in 2017 I can add:

    1. Valkyria Chronicles Europa Edition PS4

    2. PES 2017 PS4

    3. Twilight Princess HD Wii U

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    Tech bonus: I'm trying to limit myself to 10 game purchases this year.
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  • No way I'll attempt 52, and even want to cut back if possible, but am happy to keep a track of what I play this year.


    1. Dragon Quest Builders
    25/12/2016-
    45 hours. Finished chapter 3 (of 4). This is not a game you rush through and is much more fun if you take your time. Taking a break now and will do the last chapter in a while.

    2. Titan Souls [COMPLETED]
    7 Jan-9 Jan
    4 hours. All done, bar higher difficulty levels. I enjoyed it. The bosses are well-designed and varied, control is simple, and nothing is too frustrating. Probably a good job it doesn't go on too long though.

    3. Super Time Force Ultra [COMPLETED]
    10-11 Jan
    3-4 hours. Main game done. The central idea is kind of fun, but never exploited to its full potential. I didn't mind it, but wouldn't have finished it if it were much longer.

    4. Grow Home [COMPLETED]
    11-12 Jan
    3 hours. Main mission done. Surprisingly enjoyable. The control of the robot is really well done and makes navigating the environment a pleasant challenge.

    5. VVVVVV [COMPLETED]
    7-19 Jan
    3 hours. Main story done. Good fun for a bit, but increasingly tiresome as it went on.

    6. Shiren the Wanderer
    20 Jan-
    2 hours. It's Shiren with various added minigames and other bits. Too easy for this sort of thing at this stage, so I hope it gets tougher.

    To play: The Last Guardian, Dishonored 2, Doom, Deus Ex: MD.
  • Im game for this.

    1. The last guardian.
    Game of 2016 completed in 2017

    2. Fifa career mode.
    Il continue with ultimate team but story modes done.

    3.layers of fear.
    On the last chapter will edit and update as progress is made.

    4. Slenderman the arrival.
    Im at a weird part of this and not sure of game length.
    Will update.

    5.final fantasy 15.
    On chapter 6 so far and its great as usuall will update.

    6.mgs v.
    Got 2 or 3 trophys to go to reach platinum but there stupidly tough (all s ranks and all objectives complete) might replace this with something else further on.

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    Think i can make a fair dent in these as i have a huge backlog and can't stop buying more games.

    Im not sure if i should add dlc's in here too as im still to finish dark souls 3 dlc and im loving the divisions survival mode but apart from extracting from dmz what would count towards finishing?

    Great idea btw.

  • Let's do this then.

    1. Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition - 61 hours - COMPLETED
    This was started over Christmas and finished in the new year.  Story done, DLC done, all achievements rinsed, game deleted.

    2. Firewatch - 5 hours - COMPLETED
    Started and finished Sunday 15th January.  Excellent game, really drawn into the experience, perfect Sunday afternoon gaming.

    3. Furi - 1 hour - CURRENTLY PLAYING
    Started this week, might be one to dip in over the course of a year.  Tricky but doable, so long as I have enough socks.  First boss (tutorial) down, second boss attempted but curtailed for bed.

    4. Mirrors Edge Catalyst - 31 hours - COMPLETED
    Also started this week, aim to finish and delete to reclaim some disc space.  This looks like it can be completed and achievements rinsed by the end of the month.
    Update - Campaign completed 17th January, achievement whoring ongoing.

    5. Forza Horizon 3 - 183 hours and counting - CURRENTLY PLAYING
    I can get stuck into Blizzard Mountain and finish it, barely scratched its 'campaign', the multiplayer and Rivals however, are infinite.  Second expansion will be along to add to the completion.

    Up next
    To start - Doom, Gears 4, Halo 5, Half-Life Episode 2...

    To finish - Layers of Fear, Mad Max, SuperHot, Sunset Overdrive, Life is Strange... to name but a few from the started pile of shame.
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  • I'll resurrect the retro club thread at some point, partly to assist with this one and partly because this one might drum up enthusiasm for mine.  Assignment one can be Incredibly Short Games.
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    Games
    1 - The Wolf Among Us (Played through fully)
    2 - Oddworld - Stranger's Wrath (Mid-way through)
    3 - Seven Little Words (Puzzle game, played ~daily)
    4 - Hexcells Plus (Puzzle game, playing through second half)
    5 - Rise of the Tomb Raider (Completed, though started last year)
    6 - Trackmania Turbo (Ongoing TT)
    7 - Forza Horizon 3 (Ongoing dabbling)
    8 - Stacking (Started, an hour in)
    9 - A Bird Story (Played in full, only an hour long)

    Books
    1 - Half a King
    2 - Half the World
    3 - A Monster Calls
    4 - Half a War

    Movies
    1 - Sisters
    2 - The Martian (bits only...)
    3 - Jurassic World
    4 - The Incredibles
    5 - The Revenant
  • Moot_Geeza wrote:
    I'll resurrect the retro club thread at some point, partly to assist with this one and partly because this one might drum up enthusiasm for mine.  Assignment one can be Incredibly Short Games.
    I can play through both Capcom Classics collections and be done by February.
  • Fuck it, why not - even if it's just to demonstrate how little I play these days. I'm going to list what I'm currently actively playing and intend to progress, if not complete, this year.

    1. Forza Horizon 3
    2. Battlefield 1
    3. Doom
    4. Dying Light
    5. Batman Arkham Knight
    6. MGS5
    7. Sunset Horizon
    8. Hyper Light Drifter
    9. Ori
    10. Dark Souls 3
    11. Fallout 4
    12. Mirrors Edge
    13. Bioshock Infinite
    14. Bioshock 2: Minervas Den
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  • JonB wrote:
    Moot_Geeza wrote:
    I'll resurrect the retro club thread at some point, partly to assist with this one and partly because this one might drum up enthusiasm for mine.  Assignment one can be Incredibly Short Games.
    I can play through both Capcom Classics collections and be done by February.

    Do it.  No-one remembers who comes in second.
    d(O_O)b
  • I'll more likely go against the spirit of the thread TBH. I aim to get a handful of games and take my time getting the most out of them, so I don't buy any more for 6 months or so. One a month would be a better target.
  • Stolen a bit from Vela:

    Into it like a showbag.  I'll add more detail when I can but so far in 2017 I can add:

    1. TLoZ: Wind Waker HD
    2. The Witness
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    Tech bonus: I'm trying to limit myself to 10 game purchases this year.
    "But enough talk. HAVE AT YOU!"
  • Most of it will hopefully be from Pile O' Shame.
    "But enough talk. HAVE AT YOU!"
  • In.

    Not getting anywhere near 52 but want to improve a bit on my 5 from this year.

    1. The Witness (incomplete) - It's not that it's bad but its not for me. And I generally like puzzlers. It's just the particular blend of line puzzles and walking simulator is a bit too dry for my tastes.
    2. Day of the Tentacle Remastered- still amazing.
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    Im game for this.

    1. The last guardian.
    Game of 2016 completed in 2017

    2. Fifa career mode.
    Il continue with ultimate team but story modes done.

    3.layers of fear.
    On the last chapter will edit and update as progress is made.

    4. Slenderman the arrival.
    Im at a weird part of this and not sure of game length.
    Will update.

    5.final fantasy 15.
    On chapter 6 so far and its great as usuall will update.
    So finished this now and its definitely in the top games of the year, really enjoyed it and will probably go for the platinum in time.

    6.mgs v.
    Got 2 or 3 trophys to go to reach platinum but there stupidly tough (all s ranks and all objectives complete) might replace this with something else further on.

    7.battlefield 1.
    Had 2 campaign missions to finish on hardest difficultie so decided to do them early today becouse of this thread.

    8.Pure pool.
    Was playing this local multiplayer and decided to play a bit more career mode wich became moreish and then i finished it!

    9.Zombie army trilogy.
    Thought i had finished this already but were missing trophys for the final 3 levels, so got it done and kept playing.
    Fun game.

    10.god of war 3 remake.
    Was cheap and i like the combat and visceral nature of the game, finished in two sittings.

    11. Dying light up to 51% thru from a previous play thru.

    12. Sniper elite v3 bought as i enjoyed the offshoot zombie army trilogy so much.
    Making a start tonight but have learned it has a horde mode wich may slow progress.

    13. Absolute drift.
    Bought and put an hour in so far but unsure il keep it up.

    14. Batman arkham knight redownloaded but unsure were my progress were left at.
    (last part i remember were some batmobile shit and some drill machines, just as long as i can stay in combat etc il finish it.)

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    Think i can make a fair dent in these as i have a huge backlog and can't stop buying more games.

    Im not sure if i should add dlc's in here too as im still to finish dark souls 3 dlc and im loving the divisions survival mode but apart from extracting from dmz what would count towards finishing?

    Great idea btw.
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    "But enough talk. HAVE AT YOU!"
  • DLC's count I suppose! It's more If on completion you feel like you've really got a 'game' out of it. Survival I'm not sure, I love it and maybe if you kill the hunters and get out that counts?
  • If I finish 5 games this year it will be a record. I'm aiming for six.
  • Oooo interesting.

    1) FFXV - *update* finished this today, playtime at end of story was about 75 hours. I absolutely adored this game, I could spend a lot longer in the world than I did, but wanted to push on through the story. There's something not quite tangible about what makes this game special.

    2) Dark Souls 3 - Literally started this last night, will try and make it the first Souls game I actually finish!

    3) Gears of War 4 - Smashed this hard over the weekend and I'm now on the last chapter. Won't be long till it's put to bed. After a shaky first chapter which really wasn't that interesting, it really upped it's game over chapters 2-4. Some really excellent stuff in there and top Gears action. Enjoying it alot.
    I'm falling apart to songs about hips and hearts...
  • You should be alright with DS3. I reckon it is the easiest to complete.
  • Definitely.
    "But enough talk. HAVE AT YOU!"
  • hylian_elf wrote:
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    Added number 7. Battlfield 1.
    Verecocha wrote:
    DLC's count I suppose! It's more If on completion you feel like you've really got a 'game' out of it. Survival I'm not sure, I love it and maybe if you kill the hunters and get out that counts?

    Iv done the extract on the pve side, 
    Think il only count it if i solo pvp and extract .
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    I dunno, this year I've already played -

    Hitman
    The last guardian
    Gears 4
    Oxenfree
    Pokemon Moon
    Picross 2
    The Witness
    Frog Fractions 2
    Final Fantasy XV



    I guess I dip in and out but this seems easy as piss. I'm more inon my 100 movies / 30 books challenge.
  • It's to completion though, isn't it? So you completed all those already?
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