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!


    Thanks to Visceralbowl for letting me use the images.

    Geeza
    Reg
    Bollo
    Diabolic
    Haramabe
    Nina
    Moot
    Cinty
    Oli
    Wookster
    Matty
    Monkey
    Elf
    Grem
    Muzzy
    Webs
    Digi
    Mistercrayons
    Dante
    Syph
    Velas
    Stoph
    JonB
  • 1: The Last Guardian
    - 11 hours - 6/10 - Trophies/God knows -
    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 - 200/1000 -
    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 - 360/1000 -
    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 - Trophies/God knows -
    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 - 855/1000 -
    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 - 820/1200 -
    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 - 280/1000 -
    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
    - 15 hours - 8/10 - 610/1000 -
    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.

    12: Resident Evil 7
    - 14 hours - 9/10 - 1000/1000 -
    Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Felt like a few games in one, kept changing pace and offering different challenges. From the building of tension creeping around to more pacy frenzied uncomfortable action worrying about ammo and health before slowing down and having you worried you've got little left to get you through the next section. As with most games of it's type I finished with an absolute ton of extra ammo and health etc as I always save as much as possible and measure each combat sequence far too much, but it's left me just wanting more. Will begin Madhouse mode and live it all again awaiting more info on the new/continued universe. Aces.100% done Resi now, 3 playthroughs, all achievements, amazing game.

    13: Infamous: Second Son
    - 8 hours - 7/10 - Trophies/God knows -
    Very enjoyable game and with the combo of PS4Pro and 4KTV absolutely stunning, one of the best looking games I've played. Just suffered from the usual open world mechanics, good at a number of things but not really great at any. The abilities were great, characters were ok as was the story, the boss encounters were rather awful though. But I'd certainly play another and will be looking for a playthrough of Last Light too.

    14: The Order: 1886
    - 8 hours - 6/10 - Trophies/God knows -
    You know what, I actually enjoyed if. Yes The Order: 1886 is a boring collection of game cliches that betrays its fascinating premise but it's easily the best looking game ever made and it's got some fun guns. The story is its second greatest asset after its looks and I'd love to play a bit more in that universe as there's some real depth there. But the pacing was awful, the gunplay, the AI, the hand holding, the forced walking, the sudden change of inputs at different times. And there's lots of QTE's. But, I quite enjoyed it and it didn't outstay it's welcome.


    15: Halo Wars 2
    -7 hours - 8/10 - 220/1000 (For now) -
    Awesome game, loved the first and the second is just as good if not better. More depth to this sequel if still an RTS lite. Great little story with the crew of the SoF and Atriox is an awesome enemy. Controls over your army are nice and quick and there's more options than ever on how you want to tackle any battle. I loved the backs to the wall missions as well where it's all about merely holding out and surviving. You'll enjoy it it you like Halo, if you like a good fun RTS and also I'd say if you fancy something a little different to most releases. Straight onto the harder difficulties.

    16: Fire Emblem: Heroes
    - 8 hours - 8/10 -
    Not really into mobile gaming but found myself doing more in my new job...This was a really well made strategy game with enough depth to keep it interesting if simple. Cleared the main story a few times and the other additional combat alternatives as well as the multiplayer content. Looks lovely too and has got me a little more likely to look for other games in the series.

    17: Resident Evil 5 - Co-Op
    - 6 hours - 8/10 -

    What an awesomely awesome game. Haven't played since release but still a brilliant co-op bit of fun. The controls are awful, the drama is cringeworthy, the characters are laughable, then there's the boulder moment but man is it fun. Straight onto a pro run before Resi 6 co-op.

    18:Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    -105 hours - 10/10 -

    As close to a perfect gaming experience as I can have. Just beautiful. Relaxing, charming, rewarding, deep, emotional, it covers so many different feelings and experiences. It's a shame they can't make it more difficult but at the same time it could possibly really detract from the experience. Finished with all 120 Shrines, all 4 Divine beasts, all 12 memories, just about every piece of clothing and all the side quests I could find. Only 0.63% from the completion mark I would like but that's enough for me. There's been enough said about it everywhere else so I'll leave it as I started, it was as perfect for me as gaming has ever got and it shares first place in my greatest games ever list.

    Currently playing : Mass Effect: A, Resi 5, Resi 6,Resi 7, Horizon: Zero Dawn .

    Next up: Prey.
  • mistercrayon Rule: I'll play games for as long as I can be arsed with them.


    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 (PC). 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

    3) Beglitched (PC)- I've played enough to my mind to consider it done. It's a cute little mechanicked game taking the form of a bejewelled esqe thing while putting a different kind of puzzle into it. Essentially a baddie is hidden in amongst the grid of items and you have to destroy them by blowing up the square they are hidden behind (they can move around too). How does one do this? Well the the grid also includes a series of compasses and range finders which help you locate. To balance this though you have a turn based clock which means you have to find the enemy quickly. It is interesting but after a while it becomes a bit too difficult but simultaneously unforgiving about restarts. The game has a cute bubbly pink glitch retro aesthetic (the game is set in a computer/internet) and features some neat writing. Overall though 3/6.

    4) Yakuza 0 (PS4) - This game. This GAME. THIS GAME. I love it so much but man...so much to go through find that delicious core. I mean it's an action game and you punch some assholes (it gets tiresome and the game agrees that it's tiresome because it lets you throw money at the problem). There's a twisty plot which is partly interesting but is somewhat hamstrung by being a prequel. The best thing though are the awesome little side stories. Some are no doubt seeeeeeedy as the outer parts of strawberry but they all share a heart where the fundamental thing is the bad ass dumb ass you play just wants to help people (by punching other people mostly). It's very sweet. The game has some mildly nibbly commentary about commercialism (in one part you become a real estate magnate and all you have to do to make billions of money is wait a few minutes and if baddies get in your way? lob some cash at them. Want to get better at karate? lob some money at it). 5/6

    5) ladykiller in a bind (PC) - So this is a visual novel with the overarching story that you play a cross dressing version of your twin brother (you are a woman) on a week long cruise and try and shag everyone while trying to be the most popular person on the ship so you can win a PRIZE. Actually the game has some really cute and hot dialogue. Ultimately, like most visual novels, there's not much game so if you don't like them but I totally dug it. it has a nice 1001 nights (of COURSE THE GAME KNOWS THIS) feel to it too. I think it needs three plays to get everything out of it but I'm not going to do that. anyway 4/6.
  • 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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    3. Abzu By heck that's one chilled game. One to lounge to, soak up the scenery and fin-glide. A watery Journey. 7/10
    4.Her Story. Been meaning to play for ages. Is it a game or an interactive film? Hmmmmm. Anyway, quite enjoyed it and the actress involved was pretty decent. There were a few crime procedure tropes going on but it was engaging, even if the plot seemed to have come about from the writer copying the central conceit from
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    6/10
    5. Quantum Break Glad I played through it, but it's all rather forgettable. The gunplay never felt quite right. Soundtrack was decent though.
    6. Gears of War 4 I know most folks play GOW for its MP, but it's never clicked with me. I do like a play through of the campaigns though. This time I thought it was a bit dull really and didn't too anything new. I guess that's what fans want but it left me cold. The choice of weapons is good as always, the cover mechanic great and the script was surprisingly good. But I just felt I'd seen it all before, it was a glorified fetch quest and ended with a whimper. 5/10.
    7. Alice in Wordland Quite an engaging word puzzle game. Spent a fair few hours on it over the last few weeks. The 'Mystery Mode' becomes an utter ball ache though so don't get it if your sanity is somewhat fragile. Embrace clues such as 'minor mathematical theorem' and wonder whether many people have even heard of 'lemma'. When I started using an online thesaurus for some of the ridiculously left field clues, I realised that my time with the game was at an end. Whilst it's infectious and fair 7/10, when it starts making words up so that you purchase additional hints then it drops to 3/10. Game of two halves.
    8.Doom Nearing the end - terribly good fun
    9.Unravel Not enjoyed much. Ongoing.
    10.Monument Valley Diet Fez. 7/10.
    11. Horizon:Zero Dawn Looks beautiful, plays really well although the hand combat never clicked with me, largely because of my dirty Hanzo affiliation. Storyline was really engaging, largely helped by decent characterisation, sound set pieces, cut scenes that didn't have me searching for the skip button, a playable,live and engaging world and excellent use of data points, notes, lore etc. Normally get really bored with open world games but found this an utter treat. 9/10.
    12. Lumo Roughly half-way through and enjoying so far.
    13. The Wolf Among Us Now completed. Despite occasional freezing during cut scenes and fighting parts, it was sound. I thought the central plot was pretty weak but the wealth of characters and intrigue made up for that. Like any Telltale game you don't really do much gaming, rather you're decision maker in-chief. The writing was really good throughout too. 7/10.
    14. Tearaway Unfolded Playing through with No. 2 son.
    15. Mass Effect:Andromeda Creaks in places, reeks in places. Glitchy, didn't enjoy for the first 10-12 hours, then found its feet. Not to the standard of the original trilogy but by the end there were hints if that ME magic. 8/10.
    16. Murdered:Soul Suspect Was a freebie on Live. B-movie gaming. Made very little sense but was engaging. 6.5/10.
    17. Parappa the Rapper 2 Finally got round to completing this. Graphics are poor considering it is supposed to be remastered. Seems very inaccurate and I thought the songs were more underwhelming than I remembered. Then I realised I'd been thinking of the cracking Gitaroo Man songs. 5/10
    18. Call of Duty:Infinity Warfare Had to buy it to get hold of the remastered MW last year and had avoided playing it. It's bombastic ADHD gaming jam-packed with set pieces, preposterousness and shiny shiny. It's nothing you haven't seen before and despite the ridiculous walking around your spaceship between levels it was nowhere as dreadful as I expected. The flying levels were actually enjoyable. Not going near the MP though. 6/10
  • 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. PES 2017 [9]
    2016-
    7 hours. Continuing playing Become a Legend and Master League modes, which I started last year (already played tens of hours). Something to dip into now and again.

    2. Dragon Quest Builders [COMPLETED] [9]
    25 Dec-21 Mar
    50 hours. Finished the last chapter. Fantastic combination of RPG and construction with the charm of the DQ universe. Planning and executing buildings is rewarding, and it's worth taking time over it.

    3. Titan Souls [COMPLETED] [7]
    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. Quite a limited concept though.

    4. Super Time Force Ultra [COMPLETED] [5]
    10-11 Jan
    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.

    5. Grow Home [COMPLETED] [7]
    11-12 Jan
    3 hours. Main mission done. Surprisingly enjoyable even though there's not much to it. The control of the robot is really well done and makes navigating the environment a pleasant challenge.

    6. VVVVVV [COMPLETED] [5]
    7-19 Jan
    3 hours. Main story done. Good fun for a bit, but increasingly tiresome as it went on. There are a few nice ideas and clever bits, but it needs more of them.

    7. Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate [7]
    20 Jan-
    19 hours. It's Shiren with various added mini games (which I spent a good chunk of time on) and other bits. Early stages are too easy and feel unnecessary after a few goes. Probably won't finish it, but will return to it sporadically when not at home.

    8. Velocity Ultra [COMPLETED] [8]
    23-26 Jan
    8 hours. Finished final level and polished off some of the extras and trophies. This was good fun and had more to it than there initially appeared, with puzzle and other elements beyond the basic scrolling shooter mechanics.

    9. The Last Guardian [COMPLETED] [10]
    8-13 Feb
    20 Hours. Finished it twice. It's a wonderous thing the likes of which I've never played before. Trico is an incredible creation, and the relationship between it and the boy develops beautifully and subtly.

    10. Dishonored 2 [COMPLETED] [7]
    14-24 Feb
    25 hours. Completed once, and took my time. Some great level design and locations, and the powers are fun to play with. Too familiar and safe overall though, and the stealth feels slightly dated after MGS V.

    11. Not a Hero [COMPLETED] [8]
    16 Feb-18 Feb
    8 hours. Finished all the levels, did quite a few optional challenges and the secret levels. Very enjoyable 2D shooty cover game with slick gameplay and nice level design.

    12. Final Fantasy VII
    17 Feb-
    20 hours. First disc finished. Played it many times before, but not for years. It's easier than I remember, but the characters and world building are still exceptional. Plus best soundtrack ever. Still love it.

    13. Doom [COMPLETED] [8]
    27 Feb-17 Mar
    20 hours. Finished campaign and did most upgrades, challenges etc. Enjoyably OTT old school FPSing with some more modern ideas thrown in. It all works well but was too repetitive.

    14. Disc Jam [COMPLETED] [7]
    7-15 Mar
    8 hours. Got all the trophies and carried on playing some more. MP only future sports game that plays really well. Far too sparse in content in its initial form, but I may go back to it when more is added.

    15. Lumo [COMPLETED] [4]
    17-18 Mar
    4 hours. Played to the credits. Old-school isometric platformer. Some nice ideas but most of it's not very exciting and the forced perspective makes it increasingly frustrating as the difficulty rises.

    16. Tearaway: Unfolded [COMPLETED] [7]
    22-25 Mar
    7 hours. Played the Vita version before and was curious how this compared. The changes are quite substantial and mostly work just as well. Plenty of charm and ideas, but also some frustrating or dull bits.

    17. Final Fantasy XV [COMPLETED] [7]
    26 Mar-15 April
    40 hours. Finished. A weird mix of western and Japanese RPG with plenty of original ideas but lots of flaws. Or it's just unfinished. Boring, irritating, impressive and fun in a constant rotation.

    18. Ninja Seki DX [COMPLETED] [7]
    3-5 Apr
    3 hours. Completed final level. Simple 8-bit style platformer with solid, harsh-but-fair level design. Having to restart whole level on continuing is a test, but otherwise enjoyed it.

    19. 10 Second Ninja X [COMPLETED] [9]
    6-9 Apr
    6 hours. Got all 300 stars and a few other bits. Quick restart platforming with tight controls and clever level design. The shortness of the levels makes it great for just replaying until you get it right. Excellent. 

    20. Persona 5
    18 Apr-
    21 hours.


    To play: Deus Ex: MD, Little Big Planet 3
  • 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 - COMPLETED
    11th Dec 2016 - 1st Jan
    This was started mid December last year and makes the list by virtue of being finished on the 1st of January.  This was a sleeper hit on the 360, and managed to excel in areas GTA hadn't.  The transition to this gen is a mixed blessing.  The combat is still good if repetitive, but some of the controls and mechanics clunkiness are amplified in this transition.  An entertaining blast nonetheless (7).

    2. Firewatch - COMPLETED
    15th Jan
    Started and finished in one sitting.  Great game, the art style, the music, the story, very enjoyable (9).

    3. Mirrors Edge Catalyst - COMPLETED
    4th Jan - 17th Jan
    Hard to love this game.  Wastes its potential to be an exhilarating free running experience by being let down by a poor environment and poxy controls.  Just as you feel it might branch into a good game, the branch becomes a stick that gets thwacked straight between your balls.  DICE clearly didn't learn the lessons of the original ME (5).

    4. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - COMPLETED
    17th Feb - 20th Feb
    A tad dated now, but fun to be had messing around with Force powers.  Main protagonist the Apprentice is as bland as it gets and unwisely channels Hayden Christiansen's performance in Clones/Sith, but despite that not a terrible game but one that suffers from being played ten years too late (6).

    5. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition - COMPLETED
    26th Feb
    One that escaped me from my Amiga days, given the Disney graphic treatment.  The old graphics you can switch to with a button press, and they haven't lost their charm.  The humour I appreciated but many of the jokes were probably funnier first time round.  Not a long game but one extended by the hints system that has you scurrying around in the most inefficient manner.  Still managed to finish in one long sitting, enjoyable fare (7).

    6. GRID 2 - COMPLETED
    1st May 2016 - 5th Mar
    Started last year and not touched since last June.  I completed the remaining 2 of 5 seasons to finish the career mode.  I remember OG GRID being better, the handling model here is caught between two places, being balls out arcade or verging onto simulation, but never being sure either way.  Standard career mode, work your way up through car tiers completing various flavours of event, mostly races but also touge (spit) and drift (double spit).  Pretty unremarkable really, explains GRID Autosport (6).

    7. Life is Strange - COMPLETED
    31 Dec 2015 - 23rd Mar
    I had played episodes 1-2 last year (no, NYE 2015!) and despite loving them at the time never carried on to finish the game.  Remedied this and put the remaining three episodes to bed this week.  Really enjoyed this, like hella enjoyed it.  There's a very nostalgic glow to this game, it takes you back to warm summers with friends, the first world problems of youth.  I really enjoyed the setting, the characters, the story, the teen dialogue didn't grate and it had me involved emotionally.  Quite glum that it is over (9).

    8. Need for Speed (2015) - COMPLETED
    9th Aug 2016 - 8th April
    'Story' complete, such as it was.  A series of live action skits where a collection of British actors ham up their best US accents whilst guzzling Monster energy drinks.  I however, remained a mute presence, fistbumping my way through this charade.  This game overall was bad, it didn't have to be, Ghost Games coded Rivals, and that was a decent rerun of Hot Pursuit.  This reboot though, a misstep, but nothing that a decent amount of playtesting wouldn't have fixed.  Tuning options that only serve to convolute the handling as you try in vain to find the sweet spot, non playing AI that interfere with events and their tendency to appear on blind bends.  Where they go from here I do not know (5).

    9. ZOMBI - COMPLETED
    19th Aug 15 - 23rd April
    Another one I had let fall by the wayside, despite initially enjoying it.  Picking this back up I was reminded how much I liked the premise, the isolation, the familiarity of the landmarks, the permadeath.  It feels like a unique zombie game to me.  I reintegrated myself with the story after leaving it around 60% done.  On this last stretch the game decided to throw oxygen tank wearing instakilling zeds at me, after all of the prior undeads were manageable, believable zombies.  This was disappointing and led to a few cheap, frustrating deaths.  Not to be dissuaded I pushed on and despite a limp end, I still really enjoyed this (7.5).

    Currently Playing
    Forza Horizon 3 - Blizzard Mountain 'campaign' to finish.
    Ghost Recon Wildlands.

    To Start - Doom, Gears 4, Halo 5, Half-Life Episode 2...

    To Finish - Layers of Fear, Mad Max, SuperHot, Sunset Overdrive... to name but a few from the started pile of shame.
    GT: WEBBIN5 - A life in formats: Sinclair ZX81>Amstrad CPC 6128>Amiga 500>Sega Megadrive>PC>PlayStation 2>Xbox>DS Lite>Xbox 360>Xbox One
  • 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.
    d(O_O)b
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    Games
    1 - The Wolf Among Us (Played through fully) - scored a [6]
    2 - Oddworld - Stranger's Wrath (Mid-way through)
    3 - Seven Little Words (Puzzle game, played ~daily) - scored [6]
    4 - Hexcells Plus (Puzzle game, played through second half) - scored [8]
    5 - Rise of the Tomb Raider (Completed, though started last year) - scored [8]
    6 - Trackmania Turbo (Ongoing TT)
    7 - Forza Horizon 3 (Ongoing dabbling)
    8 - Stacking (Played in full, about three hours) - scored a [3]
    9 - A Bird Story (Played in full, only an hour long) - scored between [4] and [9]
    10 - Hexcells Infinite (Puzzle game, played (the finite bit) in full) - scored [8]
    11 - Renegade Ops (Just started)
    12 - Emily is Away (played through, once) - scored [8]
    13 - BoxBoy! - scored [9]
    14 - The Blackwell Legacy - scored [5]
    15 - Gunman Clive (played through in full - it's only an hour) - scored [5]
    16 - Bike Rider DX (completed) - scored [6]
    17 - Shadow Complex - scored [8]
    18 - Trials Fusion (seem to be playing it again :/)
    19 - 6180 The Moon (got to the end - haven't done it all in reverse tho) - scored [8]
    20 - Home (played through fully) - scored [6]
    21 - 1001 Spikes (into World 2...)
    22 - Lume - scored [6]
    23 - Pullblox World [WiiU] (finished) - scored [7]
    24 - Super Mario 3D World (onto world three...)
    25 - Pullblox [3DS] - scored [7]
    26 - Shovel Knight (done!) - scored [8]
    27 - Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald - scored [7]
    28 - Dark Souls III (onwards, in preparation for the second DLC...)
    29 - Alan Wake: American Nightmare - scored [4]
    30 - Super Stickman Golf 2
    31 - Mighty Switch Force 2 - scored [4]
    32 - Retro City Rampage DX
    33 - Pilotwings Resort - scored [7]
    34 - Bravely/Default

    Running total: [148]

    Coming soon: DkS 3 DLC, GoW4, Sunset Overdrive, Bayonetta 1 & 2, Resi 4, Yoshi's Wooly World, SM3dW, Pandora's Box, BoxBoy!, Mario 3D Land, Pilotwings Resort, Luigi's Mansion 2, Downwell, Home, Gone Home, Monkey Island 1 & 2 Remastered, Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Titan Souls, Trine 1-3, Catherine, Hyper Light Drifter, Never Alone, Rogue Legacy, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, Sleeping Dogs, SteamWorld Dig, Binding of Isaac, Volume, Axiom Verge, Gravity Rush, Stealth Inc 2, Transistor, Counterspy , Valiant Hearts, Everybody's Gone to the rapture, Broforce, Magicka 1&2, Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris, Kentucky Route Zero, 1001 Spikes, Alan Wake American Nightmare, Mighty Switch Force 2

    Sponsored: Skies of Arcadia Legends, MGS3, Bravely/Default, Call of Juarez Gunslinger, Stranger's Wrath, more Renegade Ops, and maybe Just Cause 3... and PoP SoT & Shadow Complex, Shovel Knight

    Books
    1 - Half a King
    2 - Half the World
    3 - A Monster Calls
    4 - Half a War
    5 - The Sellout
    6 - The City of Mirrors
    7 - The Roanoke Girls
    8 - And then there were none

    Movies / whole TV series
    1 - Sisters
    2 - The Martian (bits only...)
    3 - Jurassic World
    4 - The Incredibles
    5 - The Revenant
    6 - Bridge of Spies
    7 - 24: Live Another Day
    8 - Apple Tree Yard
    9 - The Affair (s3)
    10 - Modern Family (s7)
    11 - Catastrophe (s3)
    12 - Quarry (s1)
    13 - Broadchurch (s3)
    14 - Big Little Lies (s1)
    15 - The girl on the Train
  • 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
    Always fancied playing this and finally got to through GWG. Well. It looks lovely, still, and the concept is great and it's nice having a decent female lead. But fucking hell, the controls are shite. Totally counter intuitive and combined with the new unforgiving need to get certain jumps pixel perfect there's so much restarting going on that it's killed my interest in it almost completely. Life's to short for this shit.
    13. Bioshock Infinite
    14. Bioshock 2: Minervas Den
    15. Fez
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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
    3. Firewatch
    4. TLoZ: Twilight Princess HD
    5. New Super Mario Bros U
    6. Dishonored 2

    Tech bonus: I'm trying to limit myself to 10 game purchases this year.
    Purchased so far:
    1. Zelda BotW
    "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.
  • digi wrote:
    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.
    Completed, missed one rat drawing and some other stuff.

    4. Slenderman the arrival.
    Im at a weird part of this and not sure of game length.
    Made slightly more progress but get lost regularly.

    5.final fantasy 15.
    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 i bought this cheap drom psn.
    Finished the campaign now and it were a bit just average, but enjoyed the hoard mode more.

    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.
    Save file were completely gone so reatarted completely.
    Need to do 1 side mission to reach the end.
    Update: finished without all riddler stuff, but all main and side stuff done.

    15.resident evil 7.
    Done and dusted and great.

    16.dead nation
    Done and done, co-op whole way thru and really enjoyable too.

    17.oli oli 2
    Another great little game i got free on ps+ and only got round to finishing, bloody great too.

    18.horizon: zero dawn.
    Making good progress but im doing all.side missions before the completion.
    May even platinum this one.
    UPDATE: platinum got.

    19. Rise of the tomb raider.
    Enjoying it but there just seems to be.something missing and those tombs arent really tombs, there tiny.

    20.tearaway unfolded, charming and.fun game with a lot more going on than expected.

    21. Shadow of mordor, im quite away in from a previous play at this but i think destiny addiction pulled me out.

    22. Assasins creed black flag, 85% done so far and i had done most previously.

    23. witcher 3 um this may take a while.

    24. Inside.
    Finished this and got all trophys and even the secret ending.
    Proper brilliant game.

    25. Rez infinite.
    Finished all story mode and beat the first boss.

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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.
  • ???
    "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 - This was surprisingly good, after the shaky first chapter anyway. In the end it was a great campaign full of the Gears nonsense you know and love. Ends a bit abruptly but still an gory, bloody, messy blast.

    4) Day Of The Tentacle Remastered - enjoyed this throwback to puzzle games of yore. Some of it is a bit too random and thinking out of the box becomes 'try that thing with every other thing' but it's still good fun and genuine lols too.

    5) Halo Wars 2 - If you liked Halo Wars, then you'll like Halo Wars 2. It was actually really great being back in the universe and away from the terrible campaign that was Halo 5. I do just generally enjoy the world that Halo sits in; the units, the combat, the lore... It's fun and interesting to me. Campaign doesn't outstay it's welcome but is a good mix of missions and tactics. I blasted it on normal but can see it being tough on Legendary. Haven't tried proper MP yet as it seems it's a bit of a broken, unbalanced mess at the moment.

    6) The Last Guardian - well that's forum game of the year 2016... Sure has its issues and at times a highly frustrating experience, but also very beautiful and intriguing. Enjoyed my time but wouldn't ever go back.
    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:
    ???
    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?
    I'm falling apart to songs about hips and hearts...
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