2017.5 Gaming Recap
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 12:25
So 2017 is about halfway through, and as expected my goal of trying to complete 50 games this year is looking... overly ambitious.
Nonetheless, I'd like to take this time to reflect on the games I have managed to beat so far... and also consider what games I might still finish before the year comes to a close.
In total, I've beaten 10 games so far. In order, they are:
Breath of the Wild
Human Resource Machine
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
I also have about a dozenish games that I'm making progress in, however slow and unsteady it may be.
In particular, I'm pretty close to the end of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, as well as Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors... those will definitely be wrapped up in the immediate future.
I'm only about halfway through FFVII, but I'll probably push to finish it up this year and finally get it over and done with.
I've currently got 3 Megami Tensei games that I'm fairly deep into (MT1, Nocturne, IV Apocalypse)... so I'll likely wrap up at least one of those before year's end, but I'm not likely to finish them all. I should probably pick one to focus on finishing for now, and I'm leaning towards Nocturne.
A couple games that I'm not super far into but that are short enough that I'll still probably finish them this year are Silent Hill Homecoming, and 2 Phoenix Wright games (Justice for All & Dual Destinies)
I've also recently started playing a pair of semi-retro racing games, Auto Modellista on the PS2 and Forza Motorsport on the original Xbox. I may or may not see both of their campaigns to the end, but at least Auto Modellista is highly likely because it seems super easy in spite of the wonky physics... and I think it's fairly short, at least shorter than Forza's anyway.
Now... as far as games coming out this year, there are a few that I'll definitely make time for. Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age I'll start, but probably won't finish this year (though you never know... I do love FFXII and have been wanting to replay it for a while now). Yakuza Kiwami is a definite, as is the Life is Strange prequel. And obviously I'll also be playing through Mario Odyssey this year.
So all things considered, the list of games I'm very likely to finish before the year concludes is as follows:
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Fire Emblem Echoes
Final Fantasy VII
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Silent Hill Homecoming
Phoenix Wright Justice for All
Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies
Not bad, not bad. That comes out to about 20 games total by the end of the year. Well shy of my original goal of 50 games, but better than I might otherwise have done. Last year I beat 17 games, and so far that's my high score... so I'll be beating that, at least.