Games I've Completed in 2021
2021 has been a productive year for scratching more games off of my list, and there's still some time left to go! And I was shocked this year to find out what games I liked and didn't. Let's take a look...
I seriously never played an Ace Combat game until this year. And man, did I miss out. This game was such a fun experience. A little on the short side, but still has a good amount of content and quality for a lower-profile PS2 title.
Yes, I seriously enjoyed 4 so much that I immediately put the next one in and played through it. And spoiler, this is definitely my favorite title in the series so far. The story, graphics, and music were all a huge step up from the previous title.
Aaaaaaaand then Dating Sim Month came around, and my friends flooded me with the weirdest dating sims that they could find.
All things considered, this one wasn't bad. The characters were fun, there was actually something of a story, and it actually had appeal that was something other than straight-up sex, The theme song was painfully catchy, too.
I don't know how, but I managed to keep in the dark about this game. If you did as well, I implore you:
Play this game now. It's a dating sim, but you will not play another like it. I guarantee it. Also, this is for free on their website, so I wouldn't bother paying for it on Switch if I were you.
God, I have played through this game so many times, and it never ceases to amaze me how great it is, and how much they dropped the ball on the remake. Easily one of the best RTS games of my generation.
A gamer's paradise, and a completionator's nightmare. Please play this game and enjoy all of its absurd characters, missions, and story. Do not try to do everything and drive yourself mad like I did.
What started as a funny couples' game night turned into a puzzle frenzy and a test of our relationship. If you want to fail spectacularly and troll each other in a game with intentionally bad controls, this is your jam. If you're looking for skilled gaming and teamwork....god have mercy on you.
Good lord, they are churning these games out, aren't they? If you've played one of these games, you've honestly played them all. I guess it's satisfying to see how overpowered your party gets by the end of the game, but if you're hoping the story will finally have a conclusive and decisive end.....sorry, chief. It's not a bad game, but it's not great either.
RIP. AND. TEAR. This game was great. Seriously, my only complaint about it is that there's a terminal where you can play the original Doom II, and the game has a random tendency to just delete all your progress. Found this out halfway though Doom II.
Controversial gaming opinion time!
Fuck this game. Seriously, why was this acclaimed? Sure, I played the PS4 port that has the piss-poor framerate, but even so. The story is....well.....there isn't one. They never explain anything that they set up in the beginning. They never explain the Bureau. They never explain what altered items are or what alters them. Or what Polaris is or what the Board is. Or what the Hiss is. The characters are lackluster, the combat is garbage, the DLC adds nothing to the game....Easily one of my most unpleasant PS4 experiences.
This game was the equivalent of putting like 12 writing prompts together, finishing none of hem, and calling it a novel.
If you liked the earlier Borderlands games and don't want anything new, this is for you. They don't try anything different so it's a little stale, but it's still the same fun gameplay with a clean modern polish on it.
Holy cow is this game fun, but MAN, do not play it on a standard PS4 or the framerate will plummet.
But the story is great, the whole thing is presented as a goofy documentary, and the characters are completely absurd like you would hope in this kind of game. I am absolutely stoked to buy the DLC for this.
sings Well I have played this game 500 times and I would play it 500 more!
We did a ROMhack where all the items, songs, and gems/medallions were shuffled. It was really a fun change that became a brain teaser as the game went on. Emulators suck and crash a lot though.
Such a tongue-in-cheek, overly-masculine game. Great with friends, although the later levels definitely take a difficulty spike and some characters are clearly superior to others.
A little glitchy, but overall still a blast to play. I am all for this revival of the Tomb Raider series.
Holy shit, this game is a disaster. But like, a fun disaster that you want a strong drink for while you laugh at the entire experience. Goofy dialogue, cringy and whiny characters that make no sense, a skeletal story at best that uses terms like "enders" that they NEVER explain, terrible graphics even for an early PS2 game and hilariously easy combat. Dash, press square, win. The most difficult part of the game was trying to figure out what the game wanted you to do at some point. They'd just say you don't have what you need, and tell you to go.....well, they didn't. You kinda just wonder every area and hope for the best.
This game did not age well in the slightest.
Between this and Metal Gear Solid 1, I'm starting to think that I don't like Hideo Kojima games.