Finished Any Games Lately?

Hotline Miami which was fluid, addictive, and a blast. The soundtrack and graphics were a trip, the violence and gameplay simply balletic when everything flows in your plan, and I have just about no clue what was really going on. Great game!

Toss Nier on the pile of games I'm finishing. I need to have more stay at home vacations--it's good for blowing up the pile.

...Aaand toss Syndicate and Enslaved on my list of games I've finished. Wrapped up both today

CptDomano wrote:
...Aaand toss Syndicate and Enslaved on my list of games I've finished. Wrapped up both today :D

We've got a Syndicate 360 multiplayer session planned for tomorrow night if you wanna' get indoctrinated into StanliTech.

Finished Assassin's Creed: Revelations. I kinda wanted to get all the collect-y bits, but I have AC3 to move on to.

I enjoyed the Altair bits, and I thought it wrapped up the story of both he and Ezio well enough. The story in the AC games is never fantastic, but it works well enough as a wrapper for the assassinations and exploration stuff. Soooo glad you only have to do the tower defense section once.

Finished Diablo III. It was fun, but I was ready to be done with it. I didn't touch multiplayer or the auction house. I'll probably reinstall when the inevitable expansion pack comes out.

Finished RAGE. Enjoyable but horrible ending!

Deus Ex: Invisible War which didn't hold a candle to the original game nor was it nearly as good as Human Revolution. Could have been so, so much more if the characters and world had been more fleshed out.

Quantum Conundrum a game that could have been so, so much more. The core concepts, including seeing through the eyes of a child, were great however the execution simply was not there. I don't think I'm going to play the DLC either.

Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 3 and it just wasn't my style. I enjoyed the first two games quite a bit, but found this shift uninspired.

I've just finished Botanicula which I received as a Steam gift a couple of days ago (this community is so awesome), and this game is just absolutely charming. I love the art, the soundtrack is absolutely gorgeous. I had a bit of trouble with some of the puzzles, and the game can be a bit obtuse at times about what it wants you to do, but it's just so worth it. The world they created, that tree with all its vibrant life is just absolutely amazing.

Yay! I finished a gift from the sale!

Thirty Flights of Love. Enjoyable enough I played it an entire second time with the developer commentary

I "beat" Double Fine's Middle Manager of Justice over the holiday, or at least in the sense that I completed the story content that currently exists. Looks like they plan on updating it with more stuff later, but for now I'm done with it. Further thoughts will be logged in either the iPad or iPhone thread.

I finished off Dishonored this week. A lot has already been said about it, and my thoughts ended up fairly torn. Really interesting game, and I think part of the problem is that I was just terrible at it.

Finished Hitman: Absolution this morning. I have a bunch of really weird feelings about it but I think it didn't deserve some of the harsh reviews it got. I'll post more thoughts there.

Cleared all the main content in McPixel today. Fun game, and heading back in to find all the gags to unlock a couple more level sets.

shoptroll wrote:
Cleared all the main content in McPixel today. Fun game, and heading back in to find all the gags to unlock a couple more level sets.

ooooh I need to start a game of that. I watched Giant Bomb's quicklook and it looks completely batsh*t crazy.

Not a huge accomplishment, but I finished Home in one sitting last night.
Quite a creepy little game.

YES YES YES YES. I finally beat the Neverwinter Nights 2 original campaign last night. I've been trying to do that for YEARS. Feels good to reach so far back into the pile and finally knock one off the list. Now I can actually get to Mask of the Betrayer which was my whole goal all along.

The irony is that I can't seem to find my level 19 OC character in the import list for MOTB. Le sigh.

Just finished Dishonored. I really enjoyed the game. I played full on stealth and had I think 3 deaths the entire game (hiding guards and dropping them on their heads, whoops :()

Spoiler:
and Granny Rags. I couldn't figure a way to keep both Slackjaw and her alive so went with the lesser evil

Playing that way and not killing the main protagonists kind of made it more of an environmental puzzler and I didn't have any of the usual "Boss Battles".

I think I'll go back for another playthrough just to see how High Chaos plays out because I did get the feel the whole way through that I chose the "right" way to play, but not neccesarily the Fun way to play.

finished the walking dead and bulletstorm recently.

The waling dead had a great story but not great gameplay

I loved bulletstorm, it was such a great game to play

Prozac wrote:
I think I'll go back for another playthrough just to see how High Chaos plays out because I did get the feel the whole way through that I chose the "right" way to play, but not neccesarily the Fun way to play.
I feel that, unless you love stealth in games, high chaos is a far far more fun way to play this. You can stealth when you want/need to but deciding that all guards must die makes the stealth that you might do feel more impactful. You are not just moving through the space trying to be undetected, you are using stealth to get to the best spot for some mayhem. Also makes all the gadgets more useful.

Also, don't use the heart on people; it might make you question all the killing you must do. Conscience? Corvo has no conscience; it died when they killed the Empress and framed him for it. Let the world be consumed by rats!

I beat Lego: Lord of the Rings last night, though with only 36% completion.

Spoiler:
The One Ring got consumed by the fires of Mt. Doom.

I feel more compelled to complete this one than the HP and Batman games I've finished recently, probably because I enjoy the setting and gameplay more. Also, being able to have everyone (eventually) be able to use every power seems like it will trivialize things, but I believe it'll just make it so I can enjoy playing the game using whomever I want, whenever I want.

I beat Halo 4 before Christmas. As a big Halo fan, I was not disappointed. The gameplay and visuals are some of the best I've ever played, and I am happy that one of my favorite series is now in capable hands.

Except for the story. It did not make lick of sense, even though it seems like some minor adjustments could have fixed that. I have no idea why 343 allowed a story that badly told to go out their doors.

Ok folks, 2012 is drawing to a close. Time to post up your final tallies of games you've finished or have played enough to be finished with it (ie, not just played). No ranking them, we have a GOTY thread for that, just a little chest thumping about how you attacked the pile this year.

...before the Steam sale dumped more on top.

My list of finished games for 2012:
Mass Effect 3
FTL
Alpha Protocol
Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
Defense Grid: The Awakening
X-COM: UFO Defense
Limbo
Diablo 3
Dragon Age 2 (replay)
Premiere Manager 2012
Bastion
Batman: Arkham City
Shogun 2: Total War
Mirror's Edge (replay)

Not a long list, mostly because a lot of time has gone to the MMO treadmills of SW:TOR, GW2, LOTRO and WOW. Wished for more time, but still not a bad list

Just finished Botanicula. What a charming little puzzler with great audio.

Prozac wrote:
Just finished Botanicula. What a charming little puzzler with great audio.

Awesome, and Gratz! Welcome to the club.

Just finished XCom. Nice ride. Just long enough. No desire to replay it at this point. I have a big pile to empty before I get back to it.

I think that the statistics at the end are bugged. It was telling me that the average world score was 110,000. I thought that I did really bad at about 10,000 points. However, the average world number of scientists were 40,000 some so I figured that some of the numbers were off.

Just finished Spec Ops: The Line after picking it up in the Steam sale. I agree with most of the reviews: the gameplay itself is adequate if uninspiring, but the story is great in a grim, Apocalypse Now kind of way. Good sense of place, too. Not too long, I knocked it over in two decent sessions. Definitely worth picking up if you see it on sale.

Although many of these are relatively short, I still feel like I should be ashamed, not proud.

1000 Amps
A Story About My Uncle
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Batman: Arkham City (with DLC) (replayed on PC)
Black Mesa
Bleed
Botanicula
Capsized
Cave Story+
Costume Quest (with DLC)
Dead Island
Deadlight
Dear Esther
Diablo III
Dishonored (with DLC)
FTL
Far Cry 3
Home
Hotline Miami
Journey
Mark of the Ninja
Mass Effect 3
Max Payne III
Offspring Fling
Orcs Must Die 2
Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3
Perspective
Prototype 2
Quantum Conundrum
Rochard
Shoot Many Robots
Sleeping Dogs
Spec Ops: The Line
Splice
StarCraft II
Syndicate
The Binding of Isaac
The Darkness II
The Dig (first time in 12 years)
Thirty Flights of Loving
Torchlight II
Trine 2: Goblin Menace

42 games

Hyetal wins the thread.

Paper Mario Sticker Star. Very disappointed with the game.