Posted by Dynablade (154 posts) -

Each year since 2008 I've tracked what games I've beaten just for the fun of it. It wasn't until 2010 when I added individual goals that I really started to enjoy going back and playing my games the way I used to back when I was a kid. At first it was a few basic goals like beat "insert how many games here", or 100% one game. Since then I started to add weird twists to them such as beating a game that starts with the letter "E", beat a game on three different handhelds, beat a game released before 2006, or beat 20 games on Nintendo systems.

For this year I wanted to further expand upon these resolution goals by making some goals completely off the wall. This time I want to add some more individual game specific goals to see if it's possible to beat games a certain way. Below are a list of Gaming Resolutions I want to achieve for the year 2013:

- Beat an entire Mario game without a power up

- Beat Contra without the Konami code

- Beat Mario Kart 64 on the N64 using one hand (My father managed to achieve this despite having one functioning hand. I want to experience what my disabled father went through to understand how he plays video games.)

- Beat a game in the month I was born in (April)

- Beat the entire Mass Effect trilogy

- Beat 100 games and photograph their end screens as proof

- Go through my retro backlog and finally beat these games for the first time: The Legend of Zelda (NES), Final Fantasy VII (PSX), Persona 3 FES (PS2), Persona 4 (PS2), Fire Emblem Path of Radiance (GCN), Bioshock (PS3), and EarthBound (SNES).

I'm sure 2013 will test my limits, give me plenty of good laughs, and be entertaining from beginning to end! :D

Do you guys have any gaming resolutions for 2013?

#1 Posted by Dynablade (154 posts) -

Each year since 2008 I've tracked what games I've beaten just for the fun of it. It wasn't until 2010 when I added individual goals that I really started to enjoy going back and playing my games the way I used to back when I was a kid. At first it was a few basic goals like beat "insert how many games here", or 100% one game. Since then I started to add weird twists to them such as beating a game that starts with the letter "E", beat a game on three different handhelds, beat a game released before 2006, or beat 20 games on Nintendo systems.

For this year I wanted to further expand upon these resolution goals by making some goals completely off the wall. This time I want to add some more individual game specific goals to see if it's possible to beat games a certain way. Below are a list of Gaming Resolutions I want to achieve for the year 2013:

- Beat an entire Mario game without a power up

- Beat Contra without the Konami code

- Beat Mario Kart 64 on the N64 using one hand (My father managed to achieve this despite having one functioning hand. I want to experience what my disabled father went through to understand how he plays video games.)

- Beat a game in the month I was born in (April)

- Beat the entire Mass Effect trilogy

- Beat 100 games and photograph their end screens as proof

- Go through my retro backlog and finally beat these games for the first time: The Legend of Zelda (NES), Final Fantasy VII (PSX), Persona 3 FES (PS2), Persona 4 (PS2), Fire Emblem Path of Radiance (GCN), Bioshock (PS3), and EarthBound (SNES).

I'm sure 2013 will test my limits, give me plenty of good laughs, and be entertaining from beginning to end! :D

Do you guys have any gaming resolutions for 2013?

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (34591 posts) -

I prefer 800x600. Yes, I know it's tiny, but that's kind of the point: it allows me to see other stuff and do other stuff while I'm playing a game (like maybe play some old school game music in case the particular game I'm playing doesn't have any).

#3 Posted by NiKva (128 posts) -

My gaming resolution:

-Beat a game

Some years I achieve it, some years I don't.

#4 Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY (455 posts) -

4k

#5 Posted by Zekhariah (694 posts) -

Purchase fewer games. I've been doing an okay job of that (though if its a complete edition, game I want, and overtly discounted stuff happens..... hi Amazon).

#6 Posted by Hunter5024 (5168 posts) -

I'm going to beat 10 games on my bucket list, and I'm going to try and blog about each of them. This year I beat 3 and 4 halves and I was pretty dissatisfied with that. I'm not exactly in a rush to do all of them at once or anything, but at this rate it will take me 30 years, so I'm gonna pick up the pace a bit. Sure could use some shorter games on there.

#7 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I'm going to finish Yakuza Kenzan and import and play Yakuza 5 from Japan.

#8 Posted by NiKva (128 posts) -

@Zekhariah said:

Purchase fewer games. I've been doing an okay job of that (though if its a complete edition, game I want, and overtly discounted stuff happens..... hi Amazon).

I need to do this, too.

I'm hoarding too many games.

#9 Posted by amir90 (2134 posts) -

Learn to stop playing, when I am bored.
Take my time to finish a game, especially RPGs.
Finish a shogun 2 campaign with my friend.
Keep a better track of what and how much I am gaming.

#10 Posted by wemibelec90 (1276 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

I prefer 800x600. Yes, I know it's tiny, but that's kind of the point: it allows me to see other stuff and do other stuff while I'm playing a game (like maybe play some old school game music in case the particular game I'm playing doesn't have any).

Old joke.

I have a "Games to Finish" list made from all the games I own that is constantly being added to and subtracted from as I play/receive new games. That won't really change. In fact, I should probably resolve to play less games next year, as I tend to spend way more time with this hobby than the others I should spend more time with.

#11 Posted by kalibr (120 posts) -

S-rank anything. Never been much of completionist I just get distracted too easily. I'll find a game I truly love and tell myself I'm gonna s rank it and either more and more DLC will come out and stop playing or I will have a moment of clarity and ask myself why I'm searching for some random collectible bullshit and move on.

#12 Posted by DarthOrange (3495 posts) -
#13 Posted by Sanity (1852 posts) -

Mines to try and finish shit before i buy more, my freaking steam library has gotten out of control.

#14 Posted by ShaggE (5980 posts) -

Mine is to make it a hobby instead of a lifestyle. Gettin' shit done in twenty-baker's-doz.

#15 Posted by Dynablade (154 posts) -

@dudy80: I understand how that is. Both Steam sales in Summer and now have set me back quite a ways with PC game backlog.

#16 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

I have a massive backlog that I will probably never get through. Life is just too busy for me to game as much as I have in the past. If I had a whole year to do nothing with I would spend it just catching up on games and other shit. Damn that would be nice.

#17 Posted by Amafi (428 posts) -

Win more matches in VF5:FS than I lose. (spoiler: Not gonna happen)

#18 Posted by musclerider (564 posts) -

So outside of completing 100 games you want to beat at least 2 100+ hour PS2 RPGs and the entire ME trilogy (another 100+ hours).
You have a lot of time on your hands.

I'm going to try to play less games as recently I just can't get that engaged in them.

#19 Posted by Dynablade (154 posts) -

@musclerider: Well what else am I gonna do besides saving money for college and working two days a week? lol

Yes I do have more time on my hands that I'd like to admit.

#20 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4281 posts) -

native 1080p

#21 Posted by Lelcar (591 posts) -

Every year my resolution has been to expand my horizons to genres, platforms, etc that I didn't really like previously. Now it's to the point where I own and play games across every medium and I like every genre. I play a lot of games and there's seriously very few that I actually dislike. And it's awesome.

So my new resolution is to complete some of my extensive backlog of games and to try and focus on one or two games at a time instead of having like five on the go at once.

#22 Posted by believer258 (11035 posts) -

For me? I'm just going to beat some games that I've already got. See, I've been buying and buying and buying games for a while now and I have a fairly sizable library. Sure, I've beaten a fair number of them, but now I need to go beat a good number of them instead of leaving a whole lot of them halfway done.

#23 Posted by musclerider (564 posts) -

@Dynablade: Been there done that. I don't know if I could play nearly this much of the videogames. So honestly I'm kind of impressed by how ambitious some of your goals are, good luck!

#24 Posted by CooVee (135 posts) -
@Zekhariah said:

Purchase fewer games. I've been doing an okay job of that (though if its a complete edition, game I want, and overtly discounted stuff happens..... hi Amazon).

Yeah I need to make this resolution as well. I buy too many games (especially digitial) that I just don't get around to finishing or even playing. The only games I am really looking forward to in 2013 are Luigi's Mansion 2 and the new Ace Attorney games(s).