Games I’ve been playing – March 2020

This is one of those months where all my best plans went down the drain for several reasons. The first one being that I just found myself irritated and and tired for no apparent reason since the last week of February. This is something that happens to me from time to time and fortunately it seems to be gone for now.

The other reasons were the games that pretty much took all my free time this month and what little energy I had. I did try to play some other ones but every time I thought about it I just didn’t find myself with the energy, the interest or the time for it. So only four games really occupied my time during this month.

Hopefully April will be better since as my emotions and energy levels aren’t nearly as bad now.

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Games I’ve been playing – February 2020

February certainly felt like a busy month. I think part of it was because of all the Valentine’s events going on in online games. The other part was because despite my best intentions I ended up going into “MUST PLAY ALL THE GAMES!” mode near the end of the month.

That kind of crazy feeling might be settling down though and I might be getting back to a more manageable number of games to play. On the other hand this month has the release of a pretty good DLC for Stellaris and I believe Animal Crossing: New Horizons as well. Maybe even other games I am forgetting about. All of those might throw me into “MUST PLAY ALL THE GAMES!” territory again.

Oh, well. I will worry about that bridge when I have to cross it. For now these are the games I’ve been playing:

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Misremembering games

Alicia looking at the horizon saying "We'll come back home again."

I have a terrible memory for everything. That is a fact that I’ve known for… pretty much my entire life. Even then some times I still get surprised about how what I remember and what is fact ends up being different.

Case in point Valkyria Chronicles. My memories from the first time I played the game I had an easy time with the early missions and could easily get an A or B on them. Now I decided to play the game again, restarting from zero since I could barely remember anything about the gameplay or the story and the results have been pretty different from my memory.

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Backlog love

Earlier today I saw a post by Naithin of Time to Loot about giving some love for the backlog. His post is actually part of a Love your Backlog Week event hosted by Kim of Later Levels. The basic idea of it is to try to change the idea of the backlog from being a pile of shame to something to be celebrated, like a treasure chest.

My feelings towards my backlog isn’t so much shame for its quantity as much as for regret of all the games I started and never finished. Even more so if they are very popular games that everybody and their pet have already played, talked about and moved on. At least with a blog I have the advantage that even if the game is almost as old as the dinosaurs (by internet standards) I have a platform to discuss it. Then if I am really lucky someone might read it and we might have an interesting discussion about it.

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Games I’ve been playing – January 2020

January has been one of those weird months where it felt too short and yet very long too. I don’t even know how to explain this phenomenon. All I know is there was a bunch of things I wanted to do but didn’t either because I got sick or the weather wasn’t collaborating. Or both.

This also end up happening to games but at least in this case there was only one culprit: Monster Hunter World. Seriously this is one of those games that seem to distort time: you go for just one hunt and next thing you know it is almost midnight and you need to go to bed.

Somehow I did manage to get to play other games too! They were mostly before I got sucked back into Monster Hunter World, but still, they are something else that I can talk about!

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Games I’ve been playing – December 2019

Happy new year!

The last few months of last year were a bit of a blur for me. December in particular I am not even entirely sure of the games I actually played and which ones I thought I played. So I will just stick to the ones I am absolutely sure I played for this post.

One of the things I wanted to do for December was to finish some games that I was close to the end. Another was to get some easy trophies/achievements I was missing to finally move on from them. In the end I was only able to achieve it with Nier: Automata. I guess this gives me some thing to look forward in the beginning of the year.

Anyway, enough rambling, let’s get on with this!

UPDATE: And I just remembered one game I forgot to include the first time. I put it at the end of the list since I don’t have enough to say about it for a whole new post. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Favorite games of the decade – Part 3

This will be my last list covering my favorite games of the last decade. Again these will be all PC games. In case you missed the other ones, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. For convenience let me just copy and paste my criteria for this list:

First I am sticking only to games that I actually finished. Or at least finished one route if it has multiple story routes. Otherwise this list would be much bigger.

Secondly, I am not sticking to any particular number of games or ranking them. This is just the ones I can remember from the top of my head and they are all special in my heart for different reasons.

Lastly, this is my personal list. Yours will surely be different. In fact, if you made a blog post like this feel free to link it in the comments below or if you don’t have a blog of your own feel free to write down your list there. ?

Ok. Let’s talk about the games now!

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Favorite games of the decade – Part 2

Continuing on my list of the games of the decade but this time with the PC games. If you want to check Part 1 and my picks for console games you can find it here. I will break this into two posts though because there is a lot of PC games and I need a bit of time to get everything written down and sorted out. :p

Also, in case you missed the first time here are my criteria for these lists:

First I am sticking only to games that I actually finished. Or at least finished one route if it has multiple story routes. Otherwise this list would be much bigger.

Secondly, I am not sticking to any particular number of games or ranking them. This is just the ones I can remember from the top of my head and they are all special in my heart for different reasons.

Lastly, this is my personal list. Yours will surely be different. In fact, if you made a blog post like this feel free to link it in the comments below or if you don’t have a blog of your own feel free to write down your list there. 🙂

We good? Ok, let’s go!

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Favorite games of the decade – Part 1

Since it seems to be the trendy thing among the blogosphere to make a list of their favorite games of the decade I figured I might as well join in!

Before we start though, let me explain my criterias.

First I am sticking only to games that I actually finished. Or at least finished one route if it has multiple story routes. Otherwise this list would be much bigger.

Secondly, I am not sticking to any particular number of games or ranking them. This is just the ones I can remember from the top of my head and they are all special in my heart for different reasons.

Lastly, this is my personal list. Yours will surely be different. In fact, if you made a blog post like this feel free to link it in the comments below or if you don’t have a blog of your own feel free to write down your list there. 🙂

This post will be only for the console games. The PC games will be on the next post.

Alright, with that out of the way, let’s get on with the show!

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If I could only play 5 games in a year

Naithin, of Time to Loot, suggested this writing prompt over the Blaugust Discord:

For one whole year you are only allowed to play five games (including DLCs).

Apparently it is something that started on Twitter and is now making the rounds through the blogosphere. Naithin decided to add a few rules though because he felt that just being allowed to play 5 games for an entire year wasn’t punishment enough!

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