Games Completed - 2021
All of the games I completed in 2021 that had a story or campaign.
The order is that which I completed them.
Late 2021 I began using the "playthrough" feature of Completionator, therefore it is not a total collection of the games I finished that year.
I played this game with my friend and we had an absolute blast. We finished the entire game in one go, and we were both sobbing at the end of it. There were so many little hidden interactions in A Way Out, not just with the environment but with the two main characters as well. The developers did an amazing job making sure there was always new and exciting things to do. The character development was beautifully done, and falling in love with the characters is unavoidable. We were absolutely hooked playing this emotional and action-filled game.
This one has been on my list to finish ever since it came out when I was a kid. I have never been a fan of scary games, but this free game was too much of a masterpiece to pass up on. Made by one person, Joonas Rikkonen, and based on the widely popular SCP Foundation, this game puts you in the place of a D-class test subject during a massive (you guessed it) containment breach. No matter where you are, you are never safe. The game proves to be unpredictable with a randomly generated layout, and enemies can pop up at any time. You can interact with a large variety of SCPs, some proving to be useful while others fatal. For a free game, it's a damn good one.
I read lots of hate about this game before I played it, but as someone who has only played through half of the original Devil May Cry I wasn't going to be picky over the reinvention. DmC: Devil May Cry was a lot of fun with its crazy environments and smooth combat. It follows the original DMC formula, but has its own special twists on the weapons you use. It was a very enjoyable hack and slash game!
I got Star Wars: Battlefront II a while back for free, and had no interest in playing the multiplayer which is, ya know... the entire selling point of the game. I went in not expecting much, and in return I didn't receive much. The graphics carry the entire game. It is absolutely gorgeous. However, the campaign was a bit of a snore. The story didn't really lead anywhere, and the character development wasn't interesting. It felt like a bunch of random missions and environments squished together into some kind of story. But damn, is it pretty to look at!
Those Who Remain was... creepy. I'll give it that. I think the developers may have taken some inspiration from Alan Wake, since the enemies in the game lurk in the shadows and disappear in the light. The game is mostly filled with puzzles that lead you through different stories in a series of locations. There were some shit-my-pants moments that really carried the game.
This was my first Dark Pictures game, and it honestly surprised me. I was expecting a game like A Way Out where the two characters work together, but in House of Ashes there were many opportunities to completely screw the other player over. The gameplay was like a movie, with minimal interactions and control. It had slasher like horror, relying on mostly jumpscares. The graphics and animations were amazing, and the story was intriguing and not what it seems.
I don't normally play games that frustrate me, but I couldn't stay away from the art style of Cuphead. The hand-drawn/animated environment was pleasing to look at, and transports me back in time. I got through about two thirds of the game without much trouble, but the rest of the game was hell. I had to take breaks, waiting until the next day to try again. This isn't any fault of the game, just my own bad skills.
I missed a lot of the BioShock Infinite craze when the game first released, and finally decided to buy it when it was super cheap on Steam. The gameplay and graphics felt a little outdated, but the story overtakes all of that and really delivers. What was most interesting about this game, is your companion. She plays a central part in the main story, and interacts with you throughout the game, rarely leaving your side. The character development was really good, and by the end I felt emotionally attached.
I played Happy's Humble Burger Barn way back, so I was surprised to see a full paid game released with almost the same name. When I first started up the game, I was extremely overwhelmed and bombarded with enemies. Turns out this was just a bug, and was fixed a day after release. I had a lot of fun playing this game. The enemies were unique and terrifying, there were all kinds of secrets to find, and the story turned in a direction I doubt anyone was expecting. I probably have an irrational fear of being at a fast food restaurant alone at night now.
This is not the Wordle all the craze was about, and I played it long before that one came out. It was just a simple word game that felt like it belongs on a phone. It was a nice little time waster.