Status Report: Week 36 (I F’ING DID IT)

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  Superhot
08.19.18  What Remains of Edith Finch
08.20.18  1979 Revolution Black Friday
08.22.18  Anamorphine
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:

Adventure Pals
Celeste
City of Brass
Crossing Souls
Dead Cells
Detroit: Become Human
Forgotten Anne
God of War
Guacamelee 2
Minit
Mulaka
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Shape of the World
Strange Brigade
Vampyr
A Way Out
We Happy Few
Yakuza 6

And those are just the ones I can think of! Later this week I’ll add Spider-Man to that list, too.

Good gracious.

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.

Oh, brain.

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.

6 replies »

  1. Congrats on your August gaming accomplishment! From your list I’ve played What Remains of Edith Finch and I greatly enjoyed it, I’ve meant to return for trophy hunting. Would you recommend Superhot? I’ve it as a free game but haven’t given it a try. I finally finished Observer! It’s a satisfying cyberpunk/horror experience with a minus for its stealth sequences. Having just watched the Cyberpunk 2077 demo, I’m feeling a pull to return to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. So many games and Spider-Man is almost here!

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    • Thank you!! I was quite proud of myself, and I hope to keep the momentum going this month, too. :)

      I really loved the variety and artist presentation of Edith Finch. What an interesting experience.

      Okay, yes, I would absolutely recommend Superhot…with a caveat. This isn’t a spoiler, rather a bit of guidance I wish I’d had when I played it. Everything was straightforward and terribly well done until the last level. The difficulty spike was f’ing bonkers on the last sequence of the last level. I think I tried it no less than 30 times. I was so frustrated. It’s not really a spoiler, but I highly recommend looking at a guide for that last sequence. Apparently if you head up to the left from where you start, and go up the small flight of stairs, it’s a hell of a lot more doable. That being said, I think the experience is definitely worth having.

      Yay for finishing Observer!! Oh no…stealth? Oh nuts. I’m notoriously not great at stealth. Darn. I still want to play it but I’m a little less excited now.

      Spider-Man is tomorrow!!

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  2. Congrats! I have intentions of starting Spidey this week. I’m not sure if I will. As I have been watching various shows, series, etc. on Netflix. I’ll try to curtail my Netflix viewing to the weekend to play Spidey.

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  3. Congrats on completing your challenge! I haven’t been playing much recently except Gears of War 4 and Binding of Isaac Afterbirth on and off. The only new game I completed was Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. I want to get back into Yakuza 6 but haven’t yet for some reason.

    I was waiting for the reviews of Spider Man and it sounds like I’ll be picking that up soon too. The fall releases will be coming full force. I hope you enjoy what new games you decide to play and keep the momentum going!

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    • Thank you!!

      That’s still a heck of an assortment of games on deck. I always love that you play so many varied games.

      Oh gosh, yes, we are definitely in the fall rush now. I hope you enjoy Spider-Man when you play it! I’m excited to play it, too!

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