2014 is here
, a strange year in which I played one game exclusively for 9 months. A first for me.FINISHED IN 2015
- Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition - PS4 - A
(Jan 17). D3 is apparently just going to be an annual entry on this list, as this is now the 6th time I've beaten it. Barbarian up to 70, starting on Adventure and rift modes now. This version proves that console really is the best way to play D3.
- Bayonetta 2 - Wii U - A+
(Feb 8 ). I didn't think there was any way they could top the first Bayonetta, but somehow they did. An absolute joy to play from start to finish. 8 hours.
- Super Mario 3D World - Wii U - A
(Feb 10). A major gaming breakthrough, as this is the first Mario game I've ever completed. Far more fun than I expected, and Little B 5.11 loved watching me play as well. 10 hours (?)
- Jazzpunk - PC - Potato
(Feb 28). Since I have no idea what the hell I just played, I'll just go ahead and rate it accordingly. Bizarre, nonsensical, hilarious, and insane. 2 hours.
- Final Fantasy Type 0 - PS4 - B-
(April 2). It's got it's thrilling moments and the combat and character development is a blast, but it can also be overly grindy, frustrating, and just...weird. 30 hours.
- Elder Scrolls Online - PC - A-
(May 14). Finished the main storyline as an AD Nightblade. Far more fun than I ever expected it to be. Basically just played it as a single player RPG with other people running around. Will likely go back to it someday and mess around with the other factions. 93 hours.
- Knights of Pen & Paper 2 - iOS - C
. The humor was good and the retro-graphics were neat, but there was nothing terribly engaging about the whole thing. I never found a crafting recipe other than the initial ones that were provided, and experimenting never came up with anything. There wasn't really much need to grind, and the only bosses than gave me any sort of trouble were the last two. There were hardly any options available to improve the game room. Felt like it was released too early. 8(ish) hours.
- Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward - PC - A
. An expansion that felt like a whole new game, adding 3 classes, an awesome storyline, new dungeons, expanded level cap, etc., etc. Finished the main storyline, now gearing up for the new high-end raid content. Around 80 hours (so far)
- Witcher 3 - PS4 - A-
. The first 2/3 of the game may have been the best RPG I ever played. Things bogged down a bit when I got to Skellige, and when I finally pushed through to the end, I ended up hating it. Still, it's a fantastic RPG...one of the best western RPG's I've played.
- Journey - PS4 - A
. Very much my "gaming zen" type of game. There's just something so relaxing and calming about it that really appeals to me. It looks incredible on the PS4, and I'm sure I'll play through it more than once this year. 2 hours.Currently Playing
- Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4)
- FFX HD (PS4)Played and Gave Up On
- Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PC). A "classic" JRPG that is decent, but not interesting enough to really hold my attention when the next shiny comes along. 11 hours.
- Resogun (PS4). Stuck on one of the levels and can't finish. Game gives me a headache as well. 2 hours.
- Wolfenstein The New Order (PC) - Felt like a bog-standard FPS that never became terribly interesting. I've heard the story gets better in the later stages, but I was too bored to get that far. 4 hours
- Lords of the Fallen (PC) - I am just not the audience for these overly difficult dark fantasy action games. I love the aesthetic and the overall feel, but the difficulty always turns me off. Same problem as Dark Souls. 2 hours.
- War for the Overworld (PC) - A fantastic (if buggy) version of Dungeon Keeper. Still playing a ton in skirmish mode, but the campaign is too hard for me.
- Elite Dangerous (PC) - Scratched an itch I didn't even know I had, but ultimately got bored with it. Probably around 40 hours.
- Wildstar (PC) - Tried it again when I heard it was going F2P in the fall. The interesting combat couldn't save the boring quests, complete lack of a story, mediocre graphics (ran like crap too), frustrating quest tracking system, and zero communication from other players.
- Tera (PC) - Got about to the same point as last time (mid-30's) before getting bored and drifting back to other things (mainly FF XIV). 45 hours.
- Chaos Rings 3 (iOS) - Just never could really get going with this. Got stuck on a mission about 5 hours in, and didn't feel much like going back to it.