We are over halfway through 2018, if you can believe it. Strange aside: it’s also Friday the 13th, today. I will probably choose to skip the usual namesake horror movie marathon (I did one on the last Friday the 13th back in April), but will indulge in Horror Movie Friday all the same.
In a video game group I belong to, I started seeing people giving updates on what games they have completed this year, and what their potential game of the year front-runners are.
As many of you know, I’m way behind for this year. As of the time of this writing, I’ve only completed eight games or major DLC expansions so far in 2018.
What am I even doing with my life?
Anyway, as of today, the games I’ve completed in 2018 are as follows:
Date Completed / Title
01.01.18 Mr. Massagy
03.01.18 Far Cry: Primal
03.09.18 It’s Spring Again
04.21.18 Borderlands 2 (again)
04.22.18 Far Cry 5
05.05.18 Borderlands 2 Captain Scarlett DLC (again)
05.12.18 Borderlands 2 Mr. Torgue DLC (again)
That data shows I haven’t completed a game in two months. Yeesh.
I know the pool of choices isn’t large, but if I had to choose a front-runner for my game of the year so far (that released in 2018), hands down it would be Florence.
Some months back I wrote a review of Florence, and I stand behind every word. It’s a beautifully crafted experience.
I’ve currently got a challenge going to complete six new-to-me games by the end of July and I have to be honest: it’s not going terribly well. I hope to change that this weekend.
What games have you completed so far this year? Of the ones released in 2018, which is your current front-runner for your game of the year? And why?
This weekend I’m hoping to knock a few of the smaller games off my to-play list. I’m tackling the two hour and under category just to build some successes before I dive in to a larger game. If I can complete even three of them this weekend, I will consider myself successful, indeed.
What will you be playing this weekend? Will you be doing anything to commemorate this Friday the 13th?
Please be safe out there, friends. And please be kind to each other; you never know who could use those kindnesses.
Over and out. Cheers.