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redwing42 · Just Monika

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  • Civilization VI (PC) - I won a game of Civ VI, so I'm counting it here. Upgraded my PC a few months ago, so I've finally been able to start playing some more intensive games on it. I might still like Civ V better, but I need to run a few more game…
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (XBONE) - Beautiful game. Took me a bit to get into it, despite how much I loved the original. I did feel pretty good about it around the halfway point. % clear in areas drove me crazy, as I had a bunch of areas at 9…
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4) - Sad but interesting story. My 13 year old daughter saw me playing it about half way through, then wanted to watch it through the end. She was intrigued by it also.
  • Kid Icarus (NES via Switch) - For some reason, I've always had a thing for this game. It really isn't that good. The music is very good in worlds 1 and 3, I'll give it that. It is very difficult at the start, but once you get a life upgrade and o…
  • DOOM (2016) (XBONE) - Glad I finally got around to this. Game looks great and plays great. Only issue I had was with the boss battles. I felt they really worked against the strengths of the game. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it and I'm all set fo…
  • Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) - I enjoyed this quite a bit, though not as much as Zero. The main plot and substories were both entertaining, and while I enjoy Majima, I feel like the Majima Everywhere part felt very out of step with the rest of the game. Un…
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake (XBONE) - Resident Evil 2 on PSX was my introduction to the series, and was one of my favorite games of the entire PSX catalog. However, I hadn't actually played that game for at least 15 years at this point. I finally picke…
  • While gone on vacation I beat Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES via Switch). This is absolutely my favorite in the series, and has some of the best controls of any NES platformer. World 8 is still not very good, and the game is pretty easy overall, but I o…
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES via Switch) - For some reason, this game wasn't as much fun as I had remembered. Growing up, I got the deluxe version of the NES for Christmas... meaning the first games I had were Duck Hunt and Gyromite (also got Gumshoe a…
  • Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels (NES via Switch) - Including World 9. Had never beaten this before. In fact, I never really played it much at all... I did have it on my Wii originally, but didn't spend much time with it. This game is absolut…
  • Went back and got the 100% and true ending on Yoku's Island Express (Switch).
  • Yoku's Island Express (Switch) - Traversal was a bit lengthy at times, but otherwise, as a pinball fan, I enjoyed this. I'm only at around 80 percent right now, but I'll probably keep poking at it for a bit.
  • Valkyria Chronicles (PS4) - This is the remastered(?) version. I'm on record as saying that Skies of Arcadia is the pinnacle of old school JRPGs. It is not perfect, but the small flaws it has (mostly regarding the combat system) are easily overloo…
  • Inside (XBONE) - Another fairly short game. Not entirely sure how I feel about this one. Some of the puzzles were fun, and the aesthetic was neat, but somehow felt kind of hollow. There didn't seem to be any real purpose for anything, and I just …
  • Donut County (Switch)- I did pay the Switch tax for this one, but it was well worth it. Very clever and was just the right length. I need to play more shorter games like this.
  • Bioshock (remaster on XBONE): I've always loved this game, and it still holds up, aside from the dumb boss fight at the end. The atmosphere of this game is still top notch, and it was great going back to it again.
  • Blaster Master Zero (Switch) - I've always had a soft spot for the original NES game, and this does a pretty good job of hitting those buttons. The additional Anime trappings were not really necessary, and the stealth sections towards the end were …
  • Motorsport Manager (Switch) - I finished first in the top series, so I'm counting that as finished. A much streamlined version of the PC game, this was still very fun for someone into racing. Mostly superficial strategy and such, but it was still …
  • Tecmo Bowl (NES-NSO) A classic that is still fun for what it is. Not nearly as good as the Genesis version of the sequel, but still gave me the nostalgia hits I was looking for.
  • Is there another series out there that has gone through as many fundamental changes as the Shining series has? Occasionally a first person dungeon crawler (SitD, Shining the Holy Ark), best known as a strategy game (Shining Force), but also they th…
  • Super Mario Bros. (Switch via NSO) I'm not sure if I have ever beaten this game before. I did so here without warp pipes and with a liberal usage of the save point system. 7-4 is terrible. That's all.
  • The game play was good, and the story was over the top in all the right ways. So many things to do also, maybe too many. I probably lost 3-4 hours just playing mahjong. Not for any story or completion purposes, but just because I wanted to play.
  • Yakuza 0 (PS4) Wow.
  • Thanks for your efforts, Clix. Disappointing, but understandable decision on your part. It is very frustrating to try and run something based on forum interactions when there are very few of them left.
  • Disappointed in the quantity of what I finished this year, but multiple long games I'm still working on (Breath of the Wild, Yakuza 0) and a drastic reduction in gaming time due to higher work requirements as well as having a new infant at home left…
  • Into the Breach (Switch) - I've beaten the game once, with the second set of mechs I unlocked (the Rusting Hulks). Plenty to go back for, but I will say that this is a really good game. The layer of manipulating enemy placement is interesting and …
  • Golf Story (Switch) Fun writing in a game not really about golf. I still have a few side quests to take care of, but I certainly got plenty of enjoyment out of it. I doubt it will be worth replaying, though, and the golf itself isn't good enough …
  • I've completed a full season in Motorsport Manager (PC), so I guess that counts. Pretty good management sim (I guess... not much reference for me) covering international racing. I'm a big F1 fan, so this hit the right buttons for me.
  • Castlevania Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4) What a great Castlevania game. I've only beaten it the first time through, but my only complaint was that it was too easy for a game based on one of the most punishing NES platformers. I'm assumin…
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4) Really enjoyed this one, though I did stop a couple trophies short of the Platinum. Gameplay was solid and had enough tools to change things up on occassion. The setting was pretty amazing, though. The world they created…