As you’ve likely guessed from my elegant title, I successfully completed my game challenge for August! WHEEEEEEEEE!!!
All told, I completed 11 games in August:
08.02.18 Dear Esther
08.05.18 Burly Men At Sea
08.06.18 Far From Noise
08.16.18 Nex Machina
08.19.18 What Remains of Edith Finch
08.20.18 1979 Revolution Black Friday
08.23.18 The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
08.29.18 Asemblance: Oversight
08.30.18 Donut County
Again, I say: WHEEEEEEEEE!!!
I actually kind of want to challenge myself to complete ten games this month, too, but I think it will be an unofficial sort of challenge. With Destiny 2’s Forsaken on the way (TOMORROW!), and Spider-Man dropping later this week, I have a feeling most of my gaming time is spoken for.
Back to that list above.
Of all the games I completed in August, Asemblance: Oversight was my favorite, hands down. It’s difficult to discuss the game without spoiling anything, but if you like strange environments where the parameters of the game world are unclear, goodness, it’s awfully interesting. I still need to go back and see the other endings (the first game also had multiple endings), and I’d like to do that sooner than later.
This month, my focus is on keeping the momentum going and knocking out more games from my backlog. I’m prioritizing 2018 releases, and these are the titles at the top of my list:
City of Brass
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Shape of the World
A Way Out
We Happy Few
And those are just the ones I can think of! Later this week I’ll add Spider-Man to that list, too.
Also, hot d*mn, this has already been an amazing year for games, and we still have some heavy hitters coming: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, and Fallout 76. I know those are far from the only games releasing in the last few months of the year, but, still, it’s going to be quite the fall and winter, gaming-wise.
This week, in addition to Forsaken and Spider-Man, I’m hoping to start either Strange Brigade or Guacamelee 2. I’d also like to pepper that list with some shorter games I’ve been wanting to knock out and finally, FINALLY, finish Everything. I don’t think I’ve ever deliberately put off finishing a game as much as I have with Everything. I love the game so much (it immediately shot to my top ten games of all time), I haven’t wanted the experience to end. I’ve gone to the game in my digital library several times, yet I keep putting it off. I feel sad at the mere idea of the game experience being over.
I do think the time has come to see it through. Even if I ache with the conclusion.
So, as you can see, this week is chock full of gaming plans. I’m excited!
With that I ask: what will you be playing this week? Will you be playing Forsaken? Will you be playing Spider-Man? Or something else, entirely?
Please be safe out there, friends. Cheers.