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2020 Completion Log

January

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts (PS4)
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones (Steam)
The Death of Erin Myers (Steam)
Desert of Vice (Endings 1, 4, 5) (Steam)
The Legend of Bum-Bo (Chapters 1, 2, 3) (Steam)
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Steam)
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified - Code Breakers (Steam)
Slay the Spire - The Defect (Steam)
Slay the Spire - The Watcher (Steam)

February

Slay the Spire - The Defect (Steam)
Slay the Spire - The Ironclad (Steam)
Slay the Spire - The Silent (Steam)
Slay the Spire - The Watcher (Steam)
The Artifact (Steam)
Slay the Spire - Daily Climb (Steam)
Dust and Salt (Steam)

March

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (Steam)
Hitman 2 (Steam)
Strange Brigade (Steam)
Call of Duty: WWII (Steam)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo: Reach (Steam)

April

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Steam)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Steam)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Steam)
Assassin’s Creed II (Steam/UPlay)
Cyrano Story (7x) (Steam)

May

Hero of the Kingdom II (Steam)
Hero of the Kingdom III (Steam)
Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition (Steam)

June

Crysis 3 (Steam-Origin)
The Last of Us 2 (PS4)

July

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PS4)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 2: Anniversary (Steam)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 3 (Steam)
Morning Post (Steam)
Library (Steam)

August

Rogue Company (Epic)
Fall Guys (PS4)

September

Fe (PS4)
Sea of Solitude (PS4)
PUBG (PS4)

October

March of the Living (Steam)

November

Divination (Steam)
Pluviophile (Steam)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 3: ODST (Steam)
Chionophile (Steam)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 4 (Steam)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Complete) (Steam)

December

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Steam)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Steam)
Find Me (Steam)
Carrion (Epic)

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2019 Completion Log

January

11-11 Memories Retold (Steam)
What Never Was (Steam)
Castle Rencounter (Steam)
Becalm (Steam)
Find-Life EP1 (Steam)
Snail Trek - Chapter 2: A Snail Of Two Worlds (Steam)
Snail Trek - Chapter 3: Lettuce Be (Steam)
Corinne Cross’s Dead & Breakfast (Steam)
The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare (Steam)

February

Tom Clancy’s The Division (UPlay)
How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness: A Guide For the Isolated (6x) (Steam)

March

George’s Memories Ep. 1 (Steam)
Enderal: Forgotten Stories (Steam)
Tricky Cat (Steam)
Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey (Steam)
Underground Gossip (3x) (Steam)

April

ALASKA (Steam)
Metro Exodus (Steam)
Thing-in-Itself (Steam)
Trüberbrook (Steam)

May

Indecision. (Steam)
A Plague Tale: Innocence (Steam)
Mythgard (Chapter One) (Steam)
Far Cry New Dawn (Uplay)

June

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Steam/UPlay)
Draugen (Steam)
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade (Steam/UPlay)

July

Stone (Steam)
Donut County (Steam)
FAR: Lone Sails (Steam)
The Hex (Steam)
Radiant One (Steam)
Omen Exitio: Plague (Steam)

August

Moon Hunters (6x - 1 finished playthrough with each character) (PS4)
Deep Sky Derelicts (Steam)
American Fugitive (Steam)
The Church in the Darkness (5x) (Steam)
The First Tree (Steam)
A Short Hike (Steam)
Minit (Steam)
Reaching for Petals (Steam)

September

WASTED (Steam)
A House of Many Doors (Escape and Immortality Endings) (Steam)
Children of Morta (Steam)

October

Code Vein (Steam)
Cloud Chasers - Journey of Hope (Steam)

November

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Main Campaign) (UPlay)
Crying Suns (A Rock in the Dark Ending) (Steam)

December

The Outer Worlds (Epic)
World War Z (Epic)
Iratus: Lord of the Dead (Steam)
Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest (Steam)

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2018 Completion Log

January

Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4)
Solitune (Steam)

February

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - System Rift DLC (PS4)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past DLC (PS4)
Mulaka (PS4)
Rime (PS4)

March

Into the Breach - Rift Walkers, 2 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Zenith Guard, 3 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Rusting Hulks, 4 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Steel Judoka, 2 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Blitzkrieg, 2 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Frozen Titans, 4 Island (Steam)
The Council, Episode One - Occultist (PS4)
Bloodborne - Sunrise Ending (PS4)
Bloodborne - Honoring Wishes Ending (PS4)

April

Far Cry 5 - Resist Ending (Steam/UPlay)
Collar x Malice - First Death Ending (Vita)
Slay the Spire - Ironclad (Steam)
Slay the Spire - Silent (Steam)
Debris (Steam)
Meteor 60 Seconds! - 14 playthroughs, 9 endings, plus the final ending (Steam)
System Crash - Neon Noir (Steam)
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Recruit (Steam)

May

Elder Scrolls Online - Main Story (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Mages Guild (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Fighters Guild (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Clockwork City (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Thieves Guild (PS4)

June

Bottle: Pilgrim (Steam)
A Raven Monologue (Steam)
Banyu Lintar Angin - Little Storm - (Steam)
All That Remains (Steam)
VOID (Julia Accept Arc) (Steam)
VOID (Julia Deny Arc) (Steam)

July

Pyre (Steam)
Crossing Souls (Steam)
Mercury Blue: Mini Episode (Steam)
Squidlit (Steam)
Water Planet (Steam)
Trackless (Steam)
The Chronicles of Quiver Dick (Steam)
ROA (Steam)
The Free Ones (Steam)
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Steam)

August

Seven: The Days Long Gone (Defeat Artanak) (Steam)
Seek Not a Lighthouse (Steam)
Fugue in Void (Steam)
Invisible Apartment Zero (3x) (Steam)
Life is Strange (Save Chloe) (Steam)
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows (Steam)
Band of Outlaws (Steam)
Hollow Steps (Steam)
Outcast: Second Contact (Steam)
Blackwood Crossing (PS4)
Death Road to Canada (PS4)
Gone Fireflies (Steam)

September

Dying Light (PS4)
Titanfall 2 (PS4)
The Long Dark Episode One (PS4)
Organ Trail Complete Edition (PS4)
Air Combat Arena (Steam)
_dive (Steam)
Solar System (Steam)
Battlefield 1 (PS4)
Asemblance (4x) (PS4)
Saints Row IV (PS4)
Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix (PS4)
Saints Row IV: How the Saints Save Christmas (PS4)
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (PS4)
Watch Dogs 2 (PS4)
Watch Dogs 2: No Compromise (PS4)
The Walking Dead: Michonne (PS4)

October

We Happy Few (Arthur’s Story) (Steam)
Nocturnal Hunt (Steam)
I Am Alive (Steam)

November

Deiland (Steam)
Call of Cthulhu (Refuse, Counter, and Invoke Endings) (Steam)
The 111th Soul (Steam)

December

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Steam)
Star Control: Origins (Steam)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Steam)
Ghoststory (Steam)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Steam)
SEPTEMBER 1999 (Steam)
Lucah: Born of a Dream (Steam)
monstercakes (Steam)


It’s been a minute since I posted, but I bought a PS5 earlier this year and have mostly stuck with console gaming. Knocked out a fair amount of games I’d been wanting to play, already. So, here’s a list of what I’ve completed so far this year.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4)
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (PS4)
Sagebrush (PS4)
Metro Exodus (PS4)
Metro Exodus: The Two Colonels (PS4)
Metro Exodus: Sam’s Story (PS4)
The Long Dark: Wintermute (PS4)
Hitman 3 (PS5)
MLB the Show ‘20: Road to the Show (PS4/PS5)
Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS5)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4/PS5)

Elder Scrolls Online: Bangkorai (PS5)
Elder Scrolls Online: Deshann (PS5)
Elder Scrolls Online: Stonefalls (PS5)
Elder Scrolls Online: The Rift (PS5)
Elder Scrolls Online: Vvardenfell (PS5)
Elder Scrolls Online: Stormhaven (PS5)
Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr (PS5)
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (PS5)
Chivalry 2 (PS5)

Batman: Return to Arkham - Arkham Asylum (PS5)
Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Mass Effect (PS5)
Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Mass Effect 2 (PS5)
Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Mass Effect 3 (PS5)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS5)
Death Stranding (PS5)
Ghost of Tsushima (PS5)
God of War - 2018 (PS5)

The Outer Worlds - Murder on Eridanos (PS5)
The Outer Worlds - Peril on Gorgon (PS5)
The Outer Worlds (PS5)
Alan Wake Remastered (PS5)
Overland (PS5)

Pretty satisfied with my output so far. Cheers. Hope your gaming year has been great so far.

Let’s see. 2021.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4):

Definitely a lot of fun. All told, spent about 170 hours in it. Saved a few things for when the expansions drop. This game also does a few interesting story things. It wraps up Layla’s arc, presents the new modern day protagonist for the series moving forward, and actually ties the Desmond Arc together with Layla’s arc, bringing the entire series together in a nice wrap up which also begins the third arc. Finally, they also set up the series through the ending of Valhalla, to take on a multiverse, Dr Strange style moving forward.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (PS4):

Another solid entry in the series. In this one, Adol and Dogi find themselves in a prison city. I thought the story wasn’t as good as 8, but was still really good on its own. Although open world to an extent, this is actually the most condensed setting for a Ys game that I’ve seen. It’s also necessarily a darker, less lush setting. All that said, it’s a definite fine entry in the series. I think it weighed in at around 35-40 hours. Ish.

One side note. For you challenge whores out there, normal was insanely easy. You’ll definitely want to bump the difficulty up.

Currently playing

Borderlands 3. Lots of fun. Also about a quarter of the way through Victor Vran. Excellent iso ARPG, but I’m not particularly feeling it. Probably gonna jump to the Motorhead stuff and then retire it.

Alright, since my last update, I’ve played many games, finished a few.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

9.1 hours, 21 of 45 achievements

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Advanced Warfare was pretty fun actually. It was definitely ham fisted, and the story went from intriguing to pretty cliche very quickly, but the actual exosuit gameplay was a ton of fun and the mission structure was decent. Worth playing, but only for the SP campaign IMO, and only so you can witness Kevin Spacey dying in game lol. Well, plus that sweet exosuit stuff.


Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

9.5 hours, 35 of 88 achievements

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As compared to AW, Infinite Warfare was definitely the best of the exosuit series, and is arguably one of the best Call of Duty games, period. I found this one to be pretty engaging through and through, from story to gameplay to graphics and voice acting, etc…also, no Kevin Spacey, which is always nice lol. I would definitely suggest playing this one.


Find Me

0.9 hours, no achievements

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Boring, and after four years of development, this game is somewhat of an embarassment. It's actually not a bad game, but it's not particularly good either, and IMO, it's really the epitome of a 4/10 game, if I was still scoring games lol. 4 years for 40 minutes of gameplay though is pretty much a complete failure IMO. However, if you see this game bundled or for less than a buck, I'd recommend checking it out under those circumstances.


Carrion

3.7 hours, no achievements

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Played this one on EGS ($4.99 during their winter sale with coupon (USD anyway). Carrion was a very fun, B movie horror style game where you play as the enemy virus, consuming/destroying everything in your path on the way to attempting to escape from the maximum security research facility people had you confined in and were testing on you at. Very enjoyable, 4 hour-ish romp through a metroidvania style map. The graphics are suitably dark and disturbing, but as you play, despite the horrible things happening, you'll find yourself chuckling often lol. Definitely recommended.


…and with all that, here is my year end completed games report. Lighter than most years, but I found myself lacking motivation often, to play games.

2020 Completion Log

January

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts (PS4)
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones (Steam)
The Death of Erin Myers (Steam)
Desert of Vice (Endings 1, 4, 5) (Steam)
The Legend of Bum-Bo (Chapters 1, 2, 3) (Steam)
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Steam)
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified - Code Breakers (Steam)
Slay the Spire - The Defect (Steam)
Slay the Spire - The Watcher (Steam)

February

Slay the Spire - The Defect (Steam)
Slay the Spire - The Ironclad (Steam)
Slay the Spire - The Silent (Steam)
Slay the Spire - The Watcher (Steam)
The Artifact (Steam)
Slay the Spire - Daily Climb (Steam)
Dust and Salt (Steam)

March

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (Steam)
Hitman 2 (Steam)
Strange Brigade (Steam)
Call of Duty: WWII (Steam)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo: Reach (Steam)

April

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Steam)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Steam)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Steam)
Assassin’s Creed II (Steam/UPlay)
Cyrano Story (7x) (Steam)

May

Hero of the Kingdom II (Steam)
Hero of the Kingdom III (Steam)
Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition (Steam)

June

Crysis 3 (Steam-Origin)
The Last of Us 2 (PS4)

July

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PS4)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 2: Anniversary (Steam)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 3 (Steam)
Morning Post (Steam)
Library (Steam)

August

Rogue Company (Epic)
Fall Guys (PS4)

September

Fe (PS4)
Sea of Solitude (PS4)
PUBG (PS4)

October

March of the Living (Steam)

November

Divination (Steam)
Pluviophile (Steam)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 3: ODST (Steam)
Chionophile (Steam)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 4 (Steam)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Complete) (Steam)

December

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Steam)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Steam)
Find Me (Steam)
Carrion (Epic)

Happy New Years

Finished

Halo 4

48.2 hours, 137 of 700 achievements

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Yeah, it was a good conclusion to the series such as it is (I know Halo 5 exists). I can understand the release controversy over the story, since 343 took many pages from other games, and most notably, the story arc is being handled like Assassin's Creed. Overall, the Master Chief Collection is one of the great values in gaming and a quality collection through and through. Definitely had a great time playing back through the series this year.


….and, that wraps up the Master Chief Collection. Replacing this with Hades I think, for my next game.

Wrapped up

Pluviophile

0.7 hours, 5 of 5 achievements

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Not bad. Very placid walking simulator with a subtle splash of horror. If you look, you will usually find that splash in all his games that aren't overtly horror in nature.


Chionophile

1.3 hours, 6 of 6 achievements

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Not bad. Very placid walking simulator. Same review as Pluviophile basically, only this one focuses on winter and I didn't find a horror element, which is odd considering what I just wrote in my above brief lol..


Halo 3: ODST

39.1 hours, 118 of 700 achievements

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Wrapped up Halo 3: ODST. Might actually be my favorite. Dunno. Toss up between this and Reach ATM. Anyway, only Halo 4 left to go, which drops tomorrow IIRC.


Divination

0.3 hours, 0 of 1 achievements

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It was aight. I have no idea how to interpret the symbols used as puzzle combinations in the game, so I just winged it. Overall though, meh. Definitely won't be seeing all the endings.


March of the Living

12.3 hours, 3 of 14 achievements

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This one was pretty fun. Most of the cheevos are for finishing with different characters, and at least two of those are bugged. Gameplay wise, it's pretty typical node based exploration across the map. I'd recommend however, exploring ALL the nodes in the first map, then hauling ass through the next two lol. As far as zombie games go, this one was worth playing for sure. Also perfect for mobile, although I haven't tried it there.


Retired

Dreadlands

3.3 hours, no achievements

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Whole lotta average in a genre (turn based tactical) where there are a lot of excellent choices to…ummm…choose from. I'd recommend doing that. This one does nothing particularly well and isn't particularly noteworthy outside of the graphics, which are nice. Plus, it's a definite contender to be in a bundle.


Wasteland 2: Director's Cut

16.2 hours, 3 of 46 achievements

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Great game, but crash-ey as hell on the map loading screens (and others, although the loading screens are where I experienced them repeatedly), even with the current fixes that are detailed in the hub and videos. I'm sure this will be a case by case scenario, but for me, it rendered the game unplayable, and quite frankly, I have no interest in trying to fix games for developers who are still actively developing games, but ignore well known and widely reported issues with their already released games. Plenty of other stuff to play. At some point, I'll test out the PS4 version, which I also own, but for now, I'm done with this one.


Pathfinder: Kingmaker

27.7 hours, 4 of 74 achievements

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This is definitely a great pen and paper game that failed a bit in its video game translation. Especially the actual kingdom building parts. The actual adventuring is what you would expect from a table top campaign really. YMMV for sure, but this one got kind of tedious in my opinion.


AIRHEART

3.3 hours, 18 of 42 achievements

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Actually, this one is fun, but for some reason, I just wasn't feeling it after a few hours. I would actually still recommend it though if you enjoy rogue-lite games and/or flying games.


Grounded

0.9 hours, no achievements

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Well, maybe not retired, but I tried it out for free weekend for a splash. One day maybe I'll buy it and keep things going. It seemed fun, the little I played of it.


Currently Playing

Two Worlds II

9.6 hours, 5 of 66 achievements

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Weirdly, this one made me verify a DLC (on Topware's site) before I could enter the game. That is not good. I already owned the DLC however, so yeah. This game is firmly set in 7th gen gaming for sure, and with all the classic open world RPG tropes of that era. That said, it still does feature the best magic system around, and the game is interesting enough. Probably will play this piecemeal over a few months however. I initially bought this while waiting for Skyrim to release lol, and it's one of the final 7th gen games I still have on my must try out and possibly finish list, so there is that.


Streets of Rogue

39.0 hours, 24 of 52 achievements

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This is one of the all time great games. I'd encourage everyone to give it a go. I personally will be playing this off and on for a long long time.


VirtuaVerse

2.9 hours, 15 of 33 achievements

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It's an alright PnC. It does however love it's stereotypical obtuse point and click puzzles, which is never awesome. Overall, it clicks all the boxes adequately outside of those old school crap puzzles. I'll probably wrap this one up this week.


About to Play

Halo 4

39.1 hours, 118 of 700 achievements


Chicken Police

0 hours, 0 of 31 achievements


and other stuff I’m sure

Sea of Solitude

6.1 hours, 14 of 22 achievements

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It was okay. Some serious overacting, and pretty cliche. Still, the game itself was pretty and the puzzles, although not complex, were decent enough. Overall, giving this a meh rating. Played on the PS4 via EA Access.


Fe

7.0 hours, 7 of 12 achievements

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Pretty much a game about nothing. Interesting song mechanic, but a lot of parkour puzzles that can get frustrating. Other than that, I thought the level design and gameplay was decent and the game was also pretty. Played on the PS4 as part of EA Access.


PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS

13.4 hours, 7 of 37 achievements

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Also played on the PS4 despite also owning it on Steam. It is cross play, so ultimately the venue doesn't so much matter. Fun enough, although I'm definitely getting map fatigue, and I was a little disappointed to be killed in solo only to watch as the death cam revealed a team working together despite it being solo and despite 4 player matches being available. Good change of pace, but I'm just about ready to move on.


Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

47.2 hours, 19 of 34 achievements

Also played on the PS4. Tons of fun, although map fatigue has definitely set in, and the recent update didn't do much to entice me back, although Season 2 certainly will. Fairly well a must play for you and your kids if you have any.


Rogue Company

12.8 hours, no achievements

It was okay, but at the point where I got bored of it, it was still in beta or what have you. That said, I think there is really only so much fun to be had from 4 vs 4 matches on only a couple maps, and with randoms who generally just run off in whatever direction lol. Certainly worth trying for free, but it gets old fast despite being fairly slick, with decent feeling guns and such.


Halo: The Master Chief Collection

32.3 hours, 88 of 700 achievements

Alright. Halo 3 is done and dusted. Really a great conclusion to the Bungie series, so to speak. Also, the only one of those that I had never actually played. This one wasn't really a remaster from what I can tell like Reach, 1 and 2 were. The graphics were nice, but I'd guess they aren't that different from the original version. Anyway, yet another quality addition to the Master Chief Collection. Once again, this was around 8 hours, making that (for me at least) a consistent playtime for each of the available Halo entries in the collection. Looking forward to seeing what ODST has to offer. I've played it before, but I never finished that one…and then 4 to close out the collection, which I also never finished (although I do still have a couple of those sweet Halo 4 gamepads around here somewhere).


Alright, the following are done and dusted:

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

0 hours, no achievements

Man. It took me a long time to get around to buying and playing this one. One one hand, I was a bit disappointed by how pulpy and comical it was, even when trying to be serious. It was just a game that refused to take itself seriously. On the other hand, it was still a completely fun ARPG, and the dialogue, banter between characters, and so on was pretty cool. Graphics held up perfectly, but that is a bit easier given the style I think. Anyway, I'm not exactly sure how long it took to finish the campaign. Probably in the 25-30 hour range I'm guessing. Played as Monk btw. Until the final boss fight, I actually did not die once. I did die twice during the last battle though. Default difficulty. Anyway, I doubt I'll replay it or do any of the rifts, but it was cool.

I do think people who are used to Diablo 3's presentation are going to be taken aback by Diablo 4's seeming return to horror. Should be fun internetting lol. Looking forward to D4 personally though.


Halo 2: Anniversary Edition

26.2 hours, 73 of 700 achievements

Halo 2 is still a stunner, and a definite step up from Halo 1 as far as pretty much everything is concerned. Level design, pacing, story, voice acting, graphics….it's got it all. Plus, switching between the Arbiter and Master Chief to provide different perspectives heading towards the same inevitable outcome was really cool, and the side characters were much better developed such as they are. The Sarge in particular is a fave. It's also consistent with the other games in the series at about 8 hours in length. Halo 2 is still a must play even today. Anyway, I actually never played Halo 3, so I'm looking forward to jumping into that next.


Let’s see. Since my last update, I’ve played a ton of games, finished a few. They are:

Hero of the Kingdom II and Hero of the Kingdom III: Yeah, both were fun, hidden object meets resource management games. Perfect casual/mobile games. I don’t recall a ton about their stories, but overall, they were just good simple gaming experiences.

Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition: On one hand, this game is still a marvel even today. On the other, it shows its age in level design and generally started to wear out its welcome around hour seven. At that point, I decided to cheese most of the rest of the game, which can be accomplished by using your suits speed to literally run past enemies to the level end. There are a few scripted sequences where you can’t do this, but I’d say you can probably do so for like half the game, triggering cutscenes and basically enjoying the best part of the game (the cutscenes and story in general). Is the gameplay tight? Yes. Did Crytek open up the corridors in this shooter and allow for a few different ways to approach most levels? Yes. Are the suit abilities cool? Yes. In general, the main thing I objected to with Crysis 2 was its actual length relative to the gameplay. For me at least, this should have ended right about the point you find yourself around 60% of the way through, and that could’ve been accomplished by scaling the pointless encounters back. But, I suppose it just wouldn’t be a mostly corridor shooter from Gen 7 if that wasn’t the case lol. Otherwise, still an excellent if somewhat boring FPS at this point.

Crysis 3: In contrast to 2, Crysis 3 was the perfect length at about 7-10 hours depending on how fast you play. Additionally, the time in between 2 and 3 allowed Crytek to make much better use of the gen 7 capabilities, be they console or PC. Also, it was just a lot more fun in general. The story was better, the gameplay was better, the level design was better. The only thing that was not as good was some of the voice acting and dialogue, which had Prophet whining a lot for some reason. Other than that though, immaculate experience and really one that holds up perfectly well today.

The Last of Us 2: Best game of the year IMO. I’m not going to get into all the internet crap, but it is largely unjustified. The ending itself will probably be divisive (my wife hated it, but I was hoping it would end basically the way it did), but as to the rest, other than being probably ten hours longer than it probably should have been (My run on mostly hard took about 30-35 hours roughly), TLOU2 was spot on in pretty much every way, and that ten-ish hours of filler was enjoyable for me personally. There is also a ton….ton of nuance that was pretty brilliant IMO. But yeah, Abby and Lev were both really cool characters and the game was great. Graphics were insane. Voice acting was as good as it gets. Memorable.

Retired

Desperados 3: Great game with shit cameras that I don’t enjoy battling.
Warsaw: Love turn based tactical type games. Did not find this one to be all that thrilling. It’s okay, and I probably got my expectations up too high for this one, but ultimately, it just didn’t grab me.

It turns out that if you complete Cyrano Story (for me, my 7th time out), you’ll be gifted a copy of Moons of Madness from Funcom. As to Cyrano Story itself, it’s free and actually a pretty cool Cthulhu puzzle game that incorporates real life internet searches to complete them (although there is also a complete walkthrough on Steam). The first run post update (pre update, it wouldn’t recognize your answers), took about 40 minutes, most of which being listening to the audio logs. Each subsequent run only takes like a minute though since the actual answers never change. By the way, it’s k/m only, and you basically just click on any clickables and type out your answers. I liked it, and of course there was a nice bonus at the end.

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