Sunday, August 19, 2012

Let Me List The Games!

I've got a friend coming by work today for a little visit and the topic of what we've been playing games wise will come up as it always does. I know what games I'm playing now, but this got me thinking about what games have I played and which ones have I finished lately, or even since the beginning of the year.

Currently I'm on a quest called the backlog meltdown which is proving to be tougher than I had anticipated. When I originally accepted the quest, I decided that whatever I had installed currently would be gotten to first and I would hold off installing anything new till then. But thanks to a Windows reinstall the other day, that idea unfortunately went out the window. See what I did there!

Truth be told, when thinking about it, it doesn't seemed like I played a lot of games. Yes I've gamed a lot, but if you take away the MMO's and the online shooters, I haven't finished a whole lot. One thing is for sure, I have a terrible memory when it comes to stuff like this.

So in the style of bullet points, let me list the games!

  • Batman Arkham Asylum - Played through in preparation for the sequel.
  • Batman Arkham City - Played through the story, collected and finished all the Riddle trophys.
  • Rage - Highly underrated game that I played through twice, missing only a couple of achievements.
  • Syndicate - Super good game, very underrated. Loved the gameplay so much I finished it three times!
  • Darkness 2 - Awesome game! Very surprised at how great this game is. Only Steam game I've collected all 50 achievements.
  • Serious Sam 3 - Technically I didn't finish this one as I raged quit on the unnecessarily hard final boss fight. Really sad this game turned out to be a turd.
  • FEAR 3 - I really like this game. It's not great, but the gameplay is pretty good. Played through bot Point Man and Paxton Fettel, meaning I've finished the game four times!
  • Max Payne 3 - My personal Game of the Year choice thus far. After setting this one aside thanks to some launch issues I finally took the time to play, and I'm glad I did. The game is awesome in every possible way, even the multiplayer is fun.
  • Diablo III - Almost forgot about the biggest launch of the year thus far. I love this game. Issues aside, the gameplay is phenomenal, it's everything I had hoped for and more. Finished twice so far as a Barbarian and Wizard.
Well there you have it, these are the games that I've finished so far this year. At least I think so, there could possibly be a game or two slipping my mind, but I don't think so.

So what's on the horizon? Right now it's Sleeping Dogs, next will be Binary Domain with some Max Payne sprinkled in. After that I'm not sure, Boarderlands 2 is coming really soon all the while playing some League of Legends and various MMO's as well. A quick glance at my Steam library shows me I've got plenty to keep me busy, and that's without making another purchase for the rest of the year.


Scott said...

Man, you're a gaming machine. Let's see, for me:

1) CoD: MW3
2) Evochron Mercenary
3) Battlefield 3

I expect BF3 to be monopolizing my time for the foreseeable future. :) I still want to get some more time in with Evochron. That has turned out to be quite the interesting space sim.

Borderlands 2 looks good, but I think I better finish the original before moving on to the sequel.

Jayedub said...

I plan to pick up Borderlands 2 as well. I thought about playing the first game again, but I've been knee deep in other stuff and won't have the time. It's not a short game, but it was a really fun game.