2016 Games Played

Games released in 2016 that I played, roughly in order played

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  • **

    I never played Amplitude or the follow-up whose name I'm forgetting but heard a lot of great things about them so I backed the Kickstarted years ago. Played about 4-5 songs and didn't touch it again. My biggest complaint is about how long it takes to switch lanes, and usually once you do you're too far along and need to instantly react or lose your multiplier which turned me off. Wish I liked it more.

  • ****

    It's more XCOM! I played Iron Man and had 4 failed games, that said I still liked a lot of the changes they made in regards to speeding up the game instead of slowly leapfrogging units into overwatch mode each time.

  • **

    The first third of the game was fantastic, then it went into the mystery stuff which wasn't what I was interested in but thought I'd see it through. Then the way it wrapped up completely turned me off it. Gorgeous game though.

  • ****

    There were a ton of issues with the launch, there is still stuff I wish was there, but I'm still playing at least a few hours a week and watching tournaments and talking about and eagerly waiting for the next DLC character. Everything around it is rough but the core game is so good that I just don't care. I put probably close to 60+ hours into just the betas, have done 100+ so far since it's been out, and expect to put in a few hundred more over the next few years.

  • ***

    Played Birthright and didn't finish it, didn't manage to grab me like I thought it would after loving Awakening.

  • ****

    SUPER HOT.

    SUPER HOT.

    SUPER HOT.

  • ****

    Surprisingly fun and deep fighting game? For past couple of months it's been my "I have 5 minutes before I need to leave for the day, guess I'll squeeze in a couple of matches since it boots up so fast and I get matches in <10 seconds". I don't love it as much as Street Fighter or Killer Instinct but it's very enjoyable.

  • ***

    It's another Ratchet & Clank game! I thought I was ready for another one but since I never even finished this one I guess not. It looks AMAZING and plays great but just never clicked with me.

  • ***

    First US release, guess it counts?

  • *****

    Best looking game I've ever seen, I can't remember the last game where I stopped to just spin the camera around the environment and marvel at it. Outside of that the game plays the best the series ever has, doing a fantastic job of incorporating the climbing into the firefights and stealth sequences and the story and characters are the most interesting they've ever been. One of the best games I've played on PS4 but I'm happy to never play another Uncharted game again.

  • *****

    THIS GAME IS SO GOOD HOLY SHIT! Likely the best FPS campaign I've played this decade.

  • ***

    Fighting seems good, basic but fun. Too bad the net code is atrocious and no one was playing it even at launch.

  • ****

    I wish there were a few more maps and a little more to it but it's scratching that competitive shooter itch in a way nothing has since TF2.

    PS my Reinhardt is ridiculous

  • ****

    One of the best fighting games just got better. This update adds new characters, a new 5ish hour story mode, new tutorial and missions, and a great new online lobby mode. My only complaint is I wish the story had any kind of interaction, there were several times I went to pick up the controller because it seemed like one of the moments then anime just happened, but that's a small complaint. Fantastic game I'm looking forward to dumping a few dozen/hundred hours into.

  • *****

  • ***

    It's a very enjoyable JRPG that I enjoyed my time with, but outside of the Persona games or portable games I just can't get into them. Made it to the 3rd dungeon before I finally tapped out, maybe one day I'll get back to it.

  • ****

    VLR left me confused and excited about where the series would go and how it'd manage to wrap up the Zero Escape trilogy. The ending didn't quite leave me satisfied and the end game felt a touch rushed but overall it's a series that I'm glad to have stuck with and see the end of.

  • ****

    Just hit 189 seconds and I'm loving it! Not sure it has the legs to keep me going but the short time I've played has been scratching that high score itch I haven't had in a long time.

  • **

    It's very pretty but ain't for me. I couldn't even muster the will to finish its 2 hour story.

  • ***

    It's more Deus Ex, but I played enough of Human Revolution that this just didn't do it for me. I made it about 6 hours in before falling off due to too many other games i wanted to play. Maybe I'll get back to it some day but... eh?

  • *****

    It was definitely another Ace Attorney game, and a damn good one at that. While I think it went a bit too long, especially the final case and the fourth feeling unnecessary, I still loved the hell out of it especially everything they ended up doing with Apollo. Can't wait for the next one!

  • ****

  • ****

    It's more Gears of War. It's been long enough for that to be a good thing for me. Campaign wasn't mind-blowing but great for what it was and unlike Halo 4 its left me excited to see where it goes, and the multiplayer has been my play-3-matches-tonight game for a bit now. Very happy with how it turned out.

  • ****

  • *****

  • ***

  • ****

  • ****

  • ***