2017.8 Gaming Recap
Posted on September 10, 2017 at 01:37
Alrighty folks, the year is over 2/3rds finished at this point. What games have you beaten this year so far, and what do you anticipate you'll finish before year's end?
Since my previous update, I've beaten the following:
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Virtue's Last Reward
Emily is Away
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
That brings my total count of finished games this year to 16. Last year I beat 18 games, so in order to beat that high score, I need to finish at least 3 more games before this year comes to a close.
I've already begun working my way through the final entry in the Zero Escape series, Zero Time Dilemma... so that's pretty much a lock.
I was keen on Fire Emblem after finishing Shadows of Valentia, so I immediately went back and resumed Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright... but I've cooled off on it a bit since then. Nonetheless, I'll probably work my way through it before the year's done.
Wanting to play a JRPG, I've just recently begun playing Lufia II. The Lufia series has always interested me, with its interesting mix of turn-based combat and Zelda-esque dungeons with non-random encounters... it's high time I got around to beating an entry in this series. I'm starting with Lufia II, because apparently the first Lufia game spoils Lufia II which is odd... but alright.
With those 3 games, that brings me up to 19. Certainly there's still ample time to beat even more, but to be honest I'm thinking about taking a break from gaming for a while. I might also wrap up the 2nd Phoenix Wright game to bring it up to a nice 20, but after these games I'm going to cool off from gaming for a while and focus on other things. I'm not necessarily going to stop playing games altogether, but they'll be on the back burner... maybe for quite a while. I definitely won't be trying for a high score of games beaten in 2018, and possibly not even for a few years after that.