I didn’t realize I never started a thread for this years Challenge (I did this half way through last year as well!) so here we go. Time for a half time update:.
Tables have turned, I started out this year strong completing some old oddities. January kicked off with a bang with Duke it out in DC completed by jan 2. spider man, shadow complex, mirror’s edge and cloudpunk all finished in about a week. since then I’ve explored various old FPS mods throughout the year but began biting off more than i could chew of the newer, longer games and find myself STILL playing Sanctus Reach, YAkuza 0, and picked up no man’s sky again. (All games that I had played back in 2019.) I’ve also gotten pulled back into a few new endless games as well.
It’s all good however I wont be getting in nearly the amount of titles this year as I did last but I haven’t been stressing about a compulsive need to finish as many titles as i can. Been taking a slower place with titles like Fishing Planet and Stalker Lost Alpha (which after many years was finally completed of playing it off and on) and I picked up Stalker Anomaly which is really cool and I can see myself playing it for a few years as well. These two alone taking up a huge chunk of time and i just picked up Genshin Impact. Hoo boy…
As for genres for 2021 I’ve been playing a lot of FPS games and sim games this year. Portal 2 for my first time, sniper elite 3, terminator resistance, sniper ghost warrior contracts, ARMA Gold and quite a bit more decent games (Prey is currently paused) been playing doom modpacks in oculus quest because QuestZdoom is so well made (and makes it so easy)
I might be becoming a boomer because I find I like Simulation games. Had to get back into PC Building simulator and check out the updates for that game (which isnt much but the new hardware is cool and i’m curious to complete the campaign at some point) cooking simulator and my favorite game of the year maybe, Fishing planet (Eager to try out the new Fishing North Atlantic and Euro Truck Simulator… but its not the time!)
Other trends include making some decent progress on Supergiant (in fact i was playing Pyre before writing this and with that will have maybe completed ALL of their games in 2021 from start to finish, so that’s something!) and bloober titles. (last year i played a few frictional games as well) hope to complete all of these developers work by end of 2022. a very achievable goal and worthwhile as i like their style.