Conquests 11: No Witty Title This Year (Games I Beat in 2021)

Well, after the "experience" that was 2020 we get to move on to 2021. It might not be any better than 2020, time will tell on that one, but I am still going to make an effort to finish more games this year.

Last year I set a goal of 40 games and I ended up hitting 44. I think I will keep the same goal this year and try to hit 40 again.

I will quote my criteria from previous years.

As with every year I am counting games that I finish the story or campaign mode on, or whatever the equivalent may be. In some cases a game may not have a story mode, so I will count it if I finish every achievement or goal. In the case of some pinball machines (on Pinball Arcade) I will count them if I finish every standard and wizard goal. I will also count a game beat if I put a ton of time into it if it has no way of finishing it. If the game is primarily multiplayer I will count it if I have finished all the achievements/trophies or possibly if the game has challenges or such.

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  • Well then, it looks like the first game finished this year not only happened on January 1st, but it turned out to be a hidden object game. I hadn't even planned on playing this one, I was just scrolling through my installed games on Steam and decided to give it a go. It took me a little under 3 hours to beat it. It is a pretty generic hidden object game that does nothing unique and the story was pretty....boring really.

  • This was the Genesis version on that pack with Lion King on the Xbox One. I couldn't actually remember if I had fully beaten the Genesis version, usually just playing through a couple of levels before feeling like I had gotten what I wanted out of it. As I played through it I still remembered all the levels, so I must have beaten this at some point. While this game is still fun, and has great graphics and music, I still say the SNES version is the better game by far.

  • While this doesn't have a way to "beat" the game, I did get all of the achievements on the Xbox. I have played this game with friends for over a hundred hours at this point. This is up there for me as one of my favorite pure fun multiplayer games with friends. This seems frustrating and annoying to play online with random people, but made much better when played with friends.

  • I am counting this as finished, but really I played about 2/3 of the story in Hitman 2, while finishing it up in Hitman 3.

  • You know, I actually had quite a bit of fun going through this game. I was having a lot of fun until I decided I would go through and complete all the tutorials. That was going well until I got to the super cancels section and spent probably a half an hour doing the inputs it told me to do repeatedly with no success. There is nothing I hate more than a stupid fighting game tutorial that doesn't explain what the move I am doing is supposed to be or how to use it. I still do not know what the F a super cancel is or how in the world I am supposed to do it.

  • Man, what a great cap off to what has become one of my favorite series. There were moments in this game that I didn't really love, and kept thinking it didn't feel like Hitman. But overall it was a really great game with lots of small improvements that make going back and doing the first 2 games content really fun.

  • Man, what a game. I wasn't really expecting anything out of this as I don't typically even like horror games. I played it on a whim because of Game Pass on my Series X and played through a majority of the game in one sitting. I will say I already love adventure games, so maybe that is why I was drawn in to this one more than other horror games. I was also really in to the story, even though I could see a lot of the twists coming a mile away. If you have Game Pass and a way to play this I would certainly give it a shot, even if you don't like horror games.

  • This time around I finished the New Super Lucky's Tale version that added some content. I was also playing it on my Xbox Series X and was the first game I tried out with their new FPS boost. Still a really fun platformer, and I liked the extra content. The FPS boost was also a nice addition.

  • Played this one on the Nintendo Switch this time around. This might be one of the games I have beaten the most times in my life. When this game originally came out it blew my mind and I played through it over and over and over again.

  • This seems to be a game that is making it an almost yearly completion for me. This time around I finished it in the PS2 Metal Slug Anthology played on my PS5. I am not sure if it is something to do with the Metal Slug Anthology, or it playing on my PS5, but there was VERY noticeable input lag which made this one even more difficult. It was still fun enough though that I played through the whole thing.

  • I am throwing the entire franchise of these as one game. These are really just achievement spammy, cheap games. I did however enjoy playing all of these. They are essentially a large image with 100 specific objects hidden throughout that must be clicked on. Each one really only took me around 10 minutes to complete, so I felt like it would be cheating to list each of them as a completed game.

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44 is a strong number man! I only managed 40 myself

I feel like 40-45 is a pretty good number because you get a lot done but still have the chance to play some longer stuff if you want to. I'm roughly shooting for one big game + 2-3 shorter games / month Kinda looks like you did the same so far (hitman 2 + shorter stuff)

I've always heard SNES Aladdin is better, it's the only one I've ever played so haven't been sufficiently motivated to seek out the Genesis one. Looks that isn't changing based on what you shared!

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@slag: I would say Genesis Aladdin is still worth playing. It does have far better graphics and the music is very good. I would probably throw it up in an emulator and play the first few levels or so.