2018 - 12 Month Pile Program

I'll usually trade up when get a new console. The exception being Nintendo, still have handhelds since the GBA and just after school today the boy was playing Galaxy on the Wii.

I never did give a reason for dropping the Switch, it wasn't that regretted the purchase, but with us having to buy a new car last month and my mobile conking out at the same time, now was not the right time to be paying premium launch prices for games I already own on other platforms for the sake of a bit of convenience (I know I didn't have to, but that's what I was doing!) According to my PS4 I have about 200 titles in my library, that should be plenty to tide me over until pick up a Switch again further down the line, and it will be kept beyond it's lifespan because that's what I do with Nintendo hardware, whilst PS and Xbox have always been expendable for me.

Whenever I realize that I'm feeling that way, I look through my backlog for that system and decide what I will give one last hurrah before finally setting it all aside. Most recently this was with the Wii U, and after a couple of more games, the PS3 will be that way as well (PS4 still doesn't seem to have quite meshed with my gaming habits yet, for some reason).

I wrote the following at the beginning of the year in response to hearing about the concept of "Game Goals" from the Conference Call. I dictated it with the intention that it would be something of a first ever blog entry, but so far it's just sat in my GoogleDocs collecting dust. Hopefully getting it public will encourage me to keep up with it:

I have decided to be more intentional with how I spend my time gaming, as well as explore and develop my skills in creative writing. With this initial blog series, I intend to document every game I play, and every game I buy, in the year 2018. This plays directly into my list of Gamer Goals, as listed below:

1.Complete more games than I buy.

2.Get involved in the online community for one newly released game (this includes actually buying a game at release, which is something I haven’t done in years)

3.Document my gaming throughout the year (as I am starting to do right now

But, I will finalize something of a list of games that I intend to play.

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GAMES I ALREADY OWN AND INTEND TO COMPLETE:

I need to complete Zelda BOTW. I started this game when I bought my Switch back in November, and I have loved it. But alas, I feel I am ready to move on. On 1/1 I completed the Champions Ballad main quest, some other shrine’s I’d been meaning to explore, and made my way to Ganon’s Castle to find the Royal Guard armor and beat Ganon for the second time (though with the complete ending this time). I’m hoping to be through this by the end of the week. Update: I done went and got'r done!

On or around Christmas, I purchased and/or was gifted Super Mario Odyssey, Steamworld Dig 2, Shovel Knight, and the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 collection. I also bought the Uncharted Collection with the PS4 holiday sale, which I have yet to touch. I have been beasting through KH Final Mix and must be in the last 1/3rd of the game. I hope to have that completed within the next couple weeks, at which point I will move onto Uncharted, before returning for the next Kingdom Hearts Game. Odyssey is on hold until I complete Zelda, though I’ve put a couple hours into it so far. Steamworld Dig 2 has taken a back-burner to Zelda and KH, though I think I’m probably close to 1/3rd of the way through it. I fully intend to complete this before moving onto Shovel Knight in earnest, probably playing it intermittently while also playing Odyssey. Update: I completed KH1, but tired out on KH2; I'll probably never go back. Uncharted 1 was completed with the other two in the wings.

Considering my Switch, I think that the first half of this year will largely be dominated by Odyssey. I’ve heard so many great things about the game and am anticipating it with glee. With the Playstation, Kingdom Hearts and Uncharted will likely dominate the entire year, just because there is so much content, and I also feel pretty motivated to experience these games in their entirety. Odyssey only took a month; I don't feel that motivated to get back into it after completing the main question.

I often am drawn to PC games, but as it now stands, and with my laptop in its somewhat dire state, I don’t feel motivated to dig in to anything. I am probably getting toward the end of my first run in Undertale, but I really am having a hard time getting excited about finishing it (yes, it’s a pacifist run). I don’t know why this hasn’t got it’s hooks into me. Everyone loved it… why not me? Maybe I just don’t like turn based RPG’s from the era this is trying to recreate - after all, the first 2 hours of Earthbound were not enjoyable for me. I think I should set a goal to complete this one by the end of this month, just need to buckle down and hope the ending will have proved worth it. Update: I didn't get the pacifist ending in undertale, and as soon as I realized this, I rage quit and will probably never go back. Also, I have a shiny new gaming desktop and will unexpectedly spend most of the year playing PC titles :)

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OLD GAMES I WANT TO PLAY:

Horizon Zero Dawn is SOO down my alley that it’s scary. Why haven’t I played this yet!? Why am I playing Kingdom Hearts and not this!? Oh yeah, because my wife bought me Kingdom Hearts for Christmas, and I should probably be familiar with the only game she has ever seriously gotten into, and because I can play it with my kids around… kinda lame, but I’m actually rather enjoying it! Update: I bought HZ:D a few days ago on sale; it's now patiently but eagerly waiting for me to finish Kingdom Come.

I have my eye set very closely set on Mario + Rabbids. I really enjoy me some turn-based tactical combat, and playing something so light-hearted on the switch seems perfect! Along with this, Splatoon 2 seems like it could be a lot of fun, and I’m much more interested having learned that the single player mode is very enjoyable.

Gorogoa. It’s short, and it simply seems to be the type of experience/game that I find to be the most satisfying. I wish it didn’t cost 3x as much on the Switch

I’ve recently heard some things about Prey that make me very interested. Hurray for my new PC

I also would really like to get in and complete both new Wolfenstein games; I’m a sucker for an excellent and mature story.

Recently released Opus Magnum also seems right up my alley as far as puzzle and simulation games go. The only other game on my Steam library or wishlist that I am seriously interested in playing on my current laptop are Egypt Pre-Civilization and Doki Doki Literature Club. I also want to jump in and try out the completely free to play, Path of Exile; but, I really don’t know if I’ll get around to it, which makes me sad.

I think that Divinity: Original Sin II is a game that has immense potential to be immensely enjoyed by me. I understand though that it is a time sink, and I question whether it will behoove one to have played the original Original (derp…) first.

I also have Fortnite: Battle Royal installed and ready to go on my PS4, and although i have every intention of getting into it, I have no timeline for doing so, which makes me sad. Update: Still haven't touched it

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GAMES I AM ANTICIPATING:

By far my two most anticipated games for 2018 are two: Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Red Dead Redemption 2.

There are a few switch games that I’m really looking forward to as well, but leading the pack would be a new Pikmin game. I’ve never actually played one, but the idea has appealed to me for a long time, and I would not pass it up. Also, the new Pokemon game is on my radar, and again, I’ve never actually played a Pokemon game. All the fuss can’t be for nothing, right?

In 2018 I've been keeping track via spreadsheets of what I've purchased, played, and completed. The goal is to help me spend less on stuff I don't play and to enjoy what I do play more.

So far it's really helped me focus on AAA titles that I stalled out on. I've completed a bunch in 2018. Some serious stay-cation helped.

  • Dragon Age: Origins (played a billion hours, just never finished the story line, until now.)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (finished on New Years' day, so it doesn't really count as 2018)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (was intrigued by the latest version, so I played through the first one. Reviews have me not buying the sequel.)
  • FarCry: Blood Dragon (Waiting for V, played through this short gem.)
  • ELEX (Lurve me some Piranha Bytes RPG, this was a taste of Gothic w/ a post-apocalyptic twist)
  • Pillars of the Earth: Books I & II (Good pile maintenance.)

I don't know if I completed this many story arcs in all of 2017. Yay me. Progress.

Here's the bad news. Of course, I've not done nearly so well on not buying many games. Here's what I spent money on in 2018:

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Season Pass
  • Kona
  • Two Worlds II - Call of the Tenebrae
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Pathologic (Classic HD)
  • Obduction
  • Risen 3: Titan Lords - Complete Edition
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda

It's less than $85 total, but I've added more to the pile than I've completed. Honestly speaking, I'll probably never play Cities: Skylines or Pathologic, but the others go in the queue.

What's really hurting my completed to purchased ratio are pre-orders I made last year. I spent more than $250 last year on preordering games (includes Kickstarter packages for multiple copies I'm giving away). I'm not playing them until they are fully released, but they are on the pile nonetheless.

  • Sunless Skies
  • FarCry 5
  • Cultist Simulator: Behold Our End
  • We Happy Few

Add to this my AAA pile, and I can see I've got some work to do.

  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (very, very nearly finished)
  • Dishonored 2 (Love, love, love, but stalled out more than 1/2 through)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 (in 3rd chapter)
  • The Witcher 3 (pile)
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Tacoma
  • Mafia 2
  • Watch_Dogs 2

If I can knock out Senua's Sacrifice before Far Cry comes out and maybe dig into Tacoma, I'll be on track for the month.

I beat I Am Setsuna last night, which is quite the occasion. I didn't just manage to beat a game I bought, I beat an honest-to-God pile game, as I had first bought it on PS4 and rebought it on Switch.

I looked at the PSN sale, and while there's some items that intrigued me, it was harder to pull the trigger as they just felt like they'd be better games on Switch. Oddly enough, buying the console has helped me save money, as there are so many games that I'd rather not be forced to make time in my bedroom for gaming.

...sort of. Oddly enough, the last two major sessions I've had with I Am Setsuna were in my bedroom playing.

I've returned to dabbling in Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones, and will probably start up on Flinthook, but I'm thinking of easing my anime watching a bit to put more time into games. Then again, it's also video editing season, so... maybe portable gaming is just what the doctor ordered.

Given my finances I'm holding off on purchasing DMC HD, and when I think about the game types I... I feel like I already got Bayonetta 1+2 so why bother. So hopefully going to continue to resist on more pile additions.

EDIT: Arby's has social media'ed a reference to Gravity Rush. It is a sign from the heavens above. I shall resume my playthrough of Gravity Rush 2.

........and maybe get some delicious Arby's chicken tenders for dinner.

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Quarter of 2018 has past, and lo and behod!!! My pile grew.

Previously added

Divinity Original Sin 2
This one became tricky. I have two instances running concurrently. One is a 3-person multiplayer session with my IRL firends, and the game is hosted by one of them. Since our schedules don't always align, I miss out on quite a few parts of the story. We very recently finished the final boss, except I had to leave midway through the fight, so I also missed out on the actual ending. I have a second solo session running which I used to catch up on storyline, and I'm still slowly crawling my way through.

I kinda hesitate to write this off as "beaten", but decided to checkbox it. I'm still planning on finishing the solo instance, but it'll take some more time.

Final hour count: 98 hours

Borderlands TPS
haven't touched it

Rise of Tomb Raider
haven't touched it

Newly added

Star Wars: KOTOR (1 & 2) (est: 30 hours)
Shout out to oilypenguin and all my lovely Galaxy of Heroes guildie who pushed me to start these games. It's been a blast. I'm at the very end of KOTOR1, and plan on starting KOTOR2 in April.

Having a bookclub like meeting with everyone sharing progress really helps motivate me to finish the game. It's also wonderful I can play them on my laptop that's running integrated graphics.

Current time count: 26 hours

Never Alone (est: 15 hours)
Posted it in the January pile of shame. I originally wanted to play this game for my vacation oversea.. but that didn't work out. Still about 60% through. Will probably slot it in after I finish KOTOR1 to cleanse my gaming taste buds a bit.

I have finished a game! Huzzah!! It seems silly to be so proud but considering my backlog I feel justified.

I put in H:ZD after a few months off and I was actually quite close to the end. Last night I finished it up!!!

Sadly I felt as I often do about finishing games....I liked playing more than finishing. They threw in a very tough boss fight at the end which felt weirdly out of place in a game where you have been able to use all sorts of strategies to whittle away at an opponent. They even did the cliche "timer" where you have to beat it in a certain time, and the cliche of you have to beat it in a certain way (I died many times before I figured you have to target the legs when the heater thingies come out)

So again I was left feeling more annoyed than proud or happy. I guess that is why I often don't finish games. The convoluted "final challenges" developers come up with I often don't find fun.

Still it is something I can scratch off my list!

farley3k wrote:

Horizon Zero Dawn 80%
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 80%
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 80% - and - Blood and Wine expansion 0%
Dark Souls 3 15%
Skyrim 20%
Subnatica 2%
Valkyria Chronicles 2%
Darksiders 2 3%
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 2%
Persona 5 5%

I keep going back and forth on whether I should pick up Ni No Kuni 2 tomorrow. On one hand, I already have more than enough games to keep me preoccupied for a while but on the other hand, I like to be part of the conversation every once and a while. And I don't have any other game this year that I feel compelled to pick up day 1 (that has a confirmed release date at least... ).

Forlorn Hope wrote:

I keep going back and forth on whether I should pick up Ni No Kuni 2 tomorrow. On one hand, I already have more than enough games to keep me preoccupied for a while but on the other hand, I like to be part of the conversation every once and a while. And I don't have any other game this year that I feel compelled to pick up day 1 (that has a confirmed release date at least... ).

I am torn as well. It seems just amazing but my backlog! but I just finished H:ZD so I am ready for a new game...

farley3k wrote:

I am torn as well. It seems just amazing but my backlog! but I just finished H:ZD so I am ready for a new game...

By new game, surely you meant Witcher 3 Blood and Wine right :P?

I love the world of the Witcher 3 so I almost don't want to finish it because I want to be able to experience the world more. Just wander around finding stuff.

I must admit that finishing Horizon: Zero Dawn has kind of soured me of "finishing" games. I was quite annoyed with the disproportionately tough final boss fight with mechanics that really didn't happen before (the timer) It made me realize I like playing games but I don't care that much about finishing them.

I think everyone should have their own definition of "finished" when it comes to games and their backlog. They're too long and varied for there to be a one size fits all term.

I thought this friday feature fit in here.

7 Mind Blowing Games You Can Totally Finish In One Sitting - Part 2

A couple days ago I was sure I'd be picking Ni No Kuni 2 up this weekend, but I'm at least going to try and be good. See if I can watch credits roll on a few half finished games first and then treat myself to NNK2.

beanman101283 wrote:

I think everyone should have their own definition of "finished" when it comes to games and their backlog. They're too long and varied for there to be a one size fits all term.

Agree here. I usually watch some game reviews and footage before starting it and try to set a goal: collect all items? reaching the end-scene? 3/4 possible endings? etc.

My friend and I are making a trip to the Toys "R" Us for the liquidation sale prices today. The thing is, there's been so many tempting sales lately and I keep looking at my items in the cart and hesitating. "Do I really want to play this? Do I want it added to my collection? Do I feel pressured to play it simply out of curiosity or because of all the good praise?"

It's tough, because I don't really feel like any of my pile games right now. I am feeling a lot of things, but nothing on the pile. We'll see how long I last at Toys "R" Us, but I'm hoping I can come out of it spending less than $20.

farley3k wrote:

I thought this friday feature fit in here.

7 Mind Blowing Games You Can Totally Finish In One Sitting - Part 2

This is awesome! I should go and buy those games right awa...

Hey, wait a minute.

99 games in the pile
99 games in the pile
take one down, spin it around
127 games in the pile

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Had some very productive gaming sesh going on last couple weeks, and then the pile grew
Also took the time to organize my backloggery

Previously added

Divinity Original Sin 2
I decided to finish my solo instance because I genuinely enjoy this game. Haven't quite found this kind of peace for a long time. Initially worried the story would be boring after I finished another instance, but I was able to focus on a lot of details when combats are easy.

Current hour count: 107 hours

Star Wars: KOTOR 2 (est: 30 hours)
Took some time and installed all the shiney mods, and started the game a bit just to set up my characters. I decided to consult a 'starter guide' this time because I want to up the difficulty a bit. It feels like a continuation of KOTOR1. Transition is pretty smooth, and I'm still in the Star Wars mood, so I should be able to finish this game before the deadline April 30th.

Current hour count: 1 hour

Never Alone
Finished it. Gee I have such mixed feeling I might start a thread on it. I just enjoy this game less and less as it goes on because of three major problems I have with this game

(1) Unresponsive controls
This is a killer for any platformer game. It suffers some pretty noticeable lag between turning, switching, and targetting. In the early levels those are fine and bearable, but near the end stage where there are time limit for you to complete certain steps, they became apparent

(2) Uncleared Edge
This might be my own problem, but I had a really hard time determining where the edge of each platforms are. Too many times when I landed exactly where I want... but where I want actually counts as lava. The colour between available platforms and background in some stages are also too similar that it caused me to jump into thin air

(3) Gameflow disruption
This is supposed to be a story-rich platformer, yet I can't experience the story properly because of the previous two points. It may be my own problem, but I dislike how there's no other way for me to skip the stage and just continue with the story. I love the story. I want to know more. Please give me someway to skip the mechanical gameplay.

With those points, I started out liking this game, then frustration grew, and got tired of the game. Still finished it, but it became more of a "glad this is over" relief.

Final hour count: 3 hours.

Borderlands TPS
haven't touched it. Probably next up.

Rise of Tomb Raider
haven't touched it

Newly added
Life is Strange 1 (ep 1 ~ 5)
Wanted to play something in bed and decided to start LiS. So far so good. They set the backstory pretty well, and the gameplay is engaging. Absolutely love the photo collection mini-game, and I enjoy reading the diaries.

Episode 1 is down. It might take awhile for me to finish all 5 with KOTOR2 deadline coming up... hopefully I can finish it before July.

Current time count: 2 hours

I knocked FF12 off the pile, thanks to the JRPG club. I also picked up Elder Scrolls Online, but I'm playing that immediately, so I'm not considering it part of the backlog. Progress!

I can't update my imac os because I would rather use CS6 for work rather than dish out £600 for an Adobe CC subscription. This is making it difficult to keep up with other software.

My family is starting to need a ms laptop for occasional work and school use.

Rather than buy a regular low-mid range model. It was too tempting and I paid a smidge extra for an entry level Acer gaming laptop that was 40% off in Easter sale which as it turns out is about the same as an annual Adobe CC subscription.

This is how I am justifying another avenue for pile additions.

Oh dear

Btw.... Being a Mac user since the 90s clone years... This is really my first pc!

Bubblefuzz wrote:

Btw.... Being a Mac user since the 90s clone years... This is really my first pc!

Enjoy the constant nagging by Windows to UPDATE YOUR SYSTEM NOW.

For real though, having a microsoft machine will probably add a lot of indie games to your pile because many of those don't work on MacOS

I was just looking at the indie sale week on humble as it goes

So so many temptings...

Don't see finishing anything else this month so here we go!

Finished:
Hob
Yonder Cloud Catcher Chronicles
Nex Machina
Wipeout 2048 (part of collection)
Pyre

Added:
Wipeout HD Omega Collection
Koi
Valley
Ni No Kuni 2

Currently Playing:
Ni No Kuni 2
Wipeout HD

Pretty good month for me, finished some really great games. Picking one big game and playing smaller indie style games in between seems to work out great for me.

For next month, I plan to put main focus into Ni No Kuni 2, I think I'm already about 1/3 of the way through roughly. Idea is still the same, planning to give Koi and Valley a shot to break up the long JRPG, each of them are short on time investment scale. If I end up finishing Ni No Kuni 2 early, I plan to fire up Horizon Zero Dawn and finish up the expansion pack to it.

GAMES COMPLETED:

  • I Am Setsuna

GAMES PLAYED:

  • Flinthook
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • Destiny 2
  • Metroid Prime + Echoes

NAVAL GAZING:

Spoiler:

I'm not beating anything this month of significance. I've got too much left in the games I'm continuing. Struggles with depression and other mental factors made it hard to find a game I really felt like playing regularly after beating I Am Setsuna. Gravity Rush 2 was a nice and relaxing game to dive back into, but for some reason I just don't have the patience for its jank right now. Or rather, I don't have the patience for another 20 hours of jank, as the completion screen leads me to believe that's how many hours I got left to beat it. Then again, that could also be getting all the gold medals on the side missions or something. Maybe I should GameFAQ it and see how close I am.

I kind of regret Flinthook as my sole purchase of the month. I do not regret supporting Tribute, but I can confirm even rogue-lites are not my thing. I've yet to complete a third ship and defeat the first major bounty target. Then again, maybe some of it is the controls. Even the Pro controls feel counter-intuitive compared to how I'd like 'em to feel. I might play it once more just to give it the ol' College try, otherwise it'll make for a single blog entry and that's it.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga has been resumed after putting Sacred Stones on break a bit, but I've also found myself reading a lot more in March. A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War was a satisfying bit of education on World War I, Tolkien and Lewis' experiences during it, an even greater desire to read the essays of Lewis, and a direct searching for and purchasing of An Experiment on Criticism by Lewis. We'll see what happens to my portable gaming in April, as it's looking like the JRPG club is voting on SMTIV, which has been sitting largely untouched even after Garion so generously bought it for me.

April doesn't have anything I'm itching to purchase, which is theoretically pile-clearing time. However, I've been craving a replay of Tomb Raider and its sequel, and seeing the movie only further cemented that desire. I've largely been holding back because I feel like Rise at least has a lot of potential for a video, and so I want to capture footage of it. As I also want to do a video of Iconoclasts, and want to do a video on Final Fantasy X and Bioshock Infinite... well, I figure I'll relocate my PS4 by my laptop work station for the time being. Instead, I might move the WiiU up into my bedroom. This would actually be advantageous, as it means I'd have an excuse to resume my playthrough of Color Splash, or would make SMT IV or Superstar Saga more likely to be played through. Might also move my primary Switch dock from the living room to the upstairs, which would allow for a playthrough of L.A. Noire.

Either way, I grabbed that 20% off code for the PSN store that expires tomorrow, but I... am not using it. I'll let it expire. I have too many other bills to pay and enough games I'd like to return to or jump into for the first time (did I mention I also bought Xenoblade Chronicles 2 some time ago? Yeah, that'd be way better to play on the TV in my private bedroom...). I'm finishing up my latest video today, so I'll take a week or two break before working on my Fire Emblem Warriors video, in which time I begin chipping away at whatever games I desire.

Spoiler:

January
February

March 2018:

Added:
Assassin's Creed: Ezio Collection (PS4)
Bayonetta 1 & 2 (Switch)
Everybody's Golf (PS4)
Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)
Golf Story (Switch)
Mafia III (PS4)
Stardew Valley (Switch)

Finished:
Final Fantasy XII (PS4)

Dropped:
Assassin's Creed II (360)
Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch)

Started:
Assassin's Creed II (PS4)
Golf Story (Switch)

Also Played:
Celeste (PS4)
Pillars of Eternity (PC)

Comments:

Spoiler:

Wow, March was a weird, restless month for me in gaming.
I took a practical look at the backlog and tried to prioritize what I [i]most[i] wanted to play soon. In that process I decided I wanted to focus more on the Switch and PS4. I sold a bunch of games I won't be getting to any time soon and... bought some more games but not as many as I got rid of. A sale on the Ezio Collection got me over the 360 nostalgia I was feeling and I started II over again on PS4. The Collection has mixed reviews but it's fine and the convenience of the PS4 suspend play is worth it to me. Still chipping away at Celeste. I love it but play sessions are intense... And I'm back into Pillars of Eternity with the CRPG club... although I may end up just finishing a play through I already had in progress.

March update:

Added:
Nex Machina - hard to pass up $5.99 and had PSN credit to burn
Ni No Kuni 2

Finished:
Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Played:
Ni No Kuni 2
Sky Force Anniversary - stuck on the final boss
Mercenary Kings

Ni No Kuni 2 will take up most of April's playtime but will see if I can make some progress on these Vita games when wife or kids is using the TV. I know that Rainbow Skies is coming relatively soon but nothing else on the horizon for purchases.

Smarch report:

Pile In:
Hey! Pikmin (3DS)
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy (3DS)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch)
Bayonetta (Switch)
Bayonetta 2 (Switch)
The Alliance Alive (3DS)

Pile Out:
Night in the Woods (PC)
Kirby: Star Allies (Switch)

Spoiler:

Gave in to a nice BOGO sale on Target earlier this month so this report is worse than it would've been otherwise. But I picked up a couple of Switch games I was interested in and some B-Tier stuff to round out the 3DS collection so I'm ok with it as they'll get played... eventually.

Good notes this month was wrapping up Night in the Woods finally, and getting a credits roll on Star Allies within a week. Will be dropping back into Star Allies over the next few months as there's some post-game stuff I'd like to chip away at. Night in the Woods will be getting some replays over the next few years as I don't feel like I completely explored it and it'll slot nicely into the slot that Costume Quest used to occupy in October.

April is going to be wrapping Persona 5, which I feel like I'm perpetually about 20 hours away from beating. I don't have anything else on the schedule aside from a Labo pre-order. I'm hoping to also finish collecting the remaining endings in River City Rival Showdown when I don't have the TV, and as a stretch goal maybe something short on the PC (Chuchel or some other point & click) or get back to picking away at Mario Odyssey post-game stuff.

March Report~~

Added:
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4)
Hidden Agenda (PS4)
Unfinished Swan (PS4)

Beat:
Stardew Valley (Steam)
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance (PS4)
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -a fragmentary passage- (PS4)

Made Progress In:
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! (Switch)
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4)

Spoiler:

Progress for planned games to beat in 2018

Assassin's Creed: Unity (Steam)
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD (PS4)
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -a fragmentary passage (PS4)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U)
Banjo Tooie (X360)
Nier (X360)
Stardew Valley (Steam)
Life is Strange Before the Storm (Steam)
Resident Evil 7 (Steam)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Steam)
Persona 5 (PS4)
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS4)
The Witness (Steam)
Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
Child of Light (PS4)
Freedom Planet (Steam)

Finally finished Stardew Valley I started feeling a little burned out in the Winter of Year 2 so I'll probably wait to pick up the Switch version. I've been slowly progressing through Super Mario Odyssey by picking up a few power moons during breaks at work which is nice. I did get Ni No Kuni 2 (curse my weakness) and I also picked up Hidden Agenda despite mixed reviews since it was on sale at Gamestop for $5. It seems like it might be worth a night of fun with friends/family at least. Unfinished Swan was also on sale on psn so decided to give that a go. My plans for April is mostly just to keep chipping away at the pile.

I went into replay mode this month. Bad! Lots of Nioh and Pillars of Eternity.

Other than that I finished:
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Pyre
What Remains of Edith Finch

Only added some DLC for Stellaris and Cities Skyline, as well as Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition. Hardly counts as pile increase. Merely more replay distractions.