Games Beaten in 2009

Yes, I am posting a blog. Feel free to express your shock 

After my buddy Darro did a list like this last year, I decided to make one of my own, chronicling which games I completed in the year of 2009. While I had no set goal in mind like Darro did (his was beating 40 games in 2008), I still thought it would be interesting to see how many games I casually beat in a year. 

While I know it may seem like cheating, if you will, to include the same game on the list more than once for different endings or different difficulty levels, those endings and difficulty settings often create an entirely different gameplay experience when all is said and done (not to mention require just as much time, if not more, than the initial playthrough), so yeah.  Here's the list:

1) Jan 1 – PS1 – Crash Team Racing (trophies only) 
2) Jan 2 – PS2 – Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
3) Jan 14 – Wii – Guitar Hero III on Medium Difficulty
4) Jan 16 – Wii – Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
5) Feb 9 – Wii – Coraline
6) Feb 12 – Wii – Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers – Aya’s Storyline
7) Feb 18 – Wii – Nascar Kart Racing (story mode only / didn’t unlock everything)
8) Feb 19 – Wii – Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers – Saki’s Storyline
9) Feb 20 – Wii – Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers – Reiko’s Storyline
10) Feb 20 – Wii – Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers – Misery’s Storyline
11) Feb 27 – PS3 – Flower
12) Feb 27 – PS3 – Need for Speed: Undercover
13) Mar 2 – PS3 – Zuma
14) Mar 11 – PS3 – Killzone 2
15) Mar 13 – Wii – House of the Dead: Overkill
16) Mar 24 – 360 – Beautiful Katamari
17) Mar 26 – 360 – Feeding Frenzy (XBLA)
18) Apr 1 – 360 – Mirror’s Edge
19) Apr 9 – Wii – Cate West: The Vanishing Files
20) Apr 27 – 360 – Mass Effect (Female Paragon Vanguard)
21) May 8 – 360 – Prey on Difficulty
22) May 10 – DS – Grand Theft Auto: Wars
23) May 14 – 360 – Prey on Cherokee Difficulty
24) May 17 – 360 – Mass Effect (Male Soldier Renegade)
25) May 17 – 360 – Guitar Hero: Aerosmith on Easy Difficulty
26) May 27 – 360 – PGR3: All medals at least at bronze level
27) May 28 – 360 – Mass Effect (Male Paragon Adept)
28) Jun 11 – 360 – Mass Effect (Female Paragon Engineer)
29) Jun 20 – 360 – Guitar Hero: Aerosmith on Medium Difficulty
30) Jun 24 – 360 – Dash of Destruction (XBLA)
31) July 1 – 360 – Prototype
32) July 2 – 360 – Guitar Hero: Aerosmith on Hard Difficulty
33) July 4 – 360 – Prince of
34) July 28 – 360 – Madballs in… Babo Invasion (XBLA)
35) Aug 1 – 360 - Guitar Hero: World Tour – Guitar on Medium Difficulty
36) Aug 25 – 360 - Guitar Hero: World Tour – Bass on Hard Difficulty
37) Sept 2 – 360 – Guitar Hero: World Tour – Vocals on at least Medium Difficulty
38) Sept 3 – 360 – Guitar Hero: World Tour – Drums on Easy Difficulty
39) Sept 25 – PS3 – Mini Ninjas
40) Oct 8 – Wii – Dead Space: Extraction
41) Oct 14 – 360 – Tornado Outbreak
42) Oct 16 – 360 – Axel & Pixel (XBLA)
43) Oct 28 – 360 – Fairytale Fights
44) Nov 2 – Wii – MySims Agents
45) Nov 9 – 360 – Mirror’s Edge (Hard Difficulty)
46) Nov 18 – 360 – Mass Effect (Hardcore Difficulty – for achievement)
47) Nov 19 – 360 – Mass Effect (Insanity Difficulty – 1200/1200 GS)
48) Nov 21 – 360 – Dead Space
49) Nov 28 – 360 – LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
50) Dec 4 – 360 – Silent Hill: Homecoming (1000/1000 GS on Dec 6)
51) Dec 8 – 360 – Left 4 Dead 2
52) Dec 13 – 360 – Guitar Hero 5 Career Mode
53) Dec 23 – 360 – Modern Warfare 2 Single Player

In the process of less than five months (late November to mid March), I went from completely last-gen to owning all three current gen consoles, something that I never expected would happen, and I know that I am incredibly lucky to be in such a position where dedication on my part and the support of those in the industry proper allowed things to fall into place. 

With Q1 of 2010 looking to be one of the best first quarters ever, it’ll be interesting to see if my total is topped next year. Only time will tell. 

Thanks for reading guys – hope everyone has a very Happy (and safe) New Year’s!

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Hey look, a blog!

How quaint. 
 

  • Ta-da - reviews: Ion Assault, Military Madness: Nectaris, Zombie Apocalypse, Dead Space: Extraction, Lucidity
  • Bought some games at GameCrazy's going out of business sale - Gears of War, Rock Band, and Guitar Hero II. Supposedly stuff goes 50% off today, so I might make another trip out there. Doubt there will be much of anything left, but I like shopping regardless (which is considerably more odd now that I have become an even cheaper penny-pincher than I ever thought possible).
  • Sister asked me to make a Christmas list so she could start shopping for me, and I came up with about... five ideas. Normally I'd ramble off pages and pages of things I want, but I've become far more particular nowadays. All but one of the items that I did name were old 360 games that I need to catch up on - stuff like GTA IV and Bioshock. Figured I'd mention this to ask you all what you think I should ask for... what 360 games, past or present, are so good that I simply can't (or rather, shouldn't) live without them for any longer?
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Mmmmm, braaaaiinnsss...

So, I got a review code for Zombie Apocalypse, and while the single player is rather lacking, the multiplayer is a lot of fun. Figured I'd make a note here that if anyone else downloads it and wants to play (up to four players can go at once), let me know and we can kill some zombies together! 
 
Also, if anyone's interested, I have reviewed Mini Ninjas.

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