I noticed an error in your list @bigsocrates, so I made one of my own. Perhaps you can look it over and fix the obvious mistakes in your own with this superior OFFICIAL list of the best games we played in the club:
Did not play:
Metal Hellsinger - I like FPSes just fine, but the idea of having to be in sync with the music was not something my brain could handle.
Raji: An Ancient Epic - I really wanted to play this, and still hope to (I never uninstalled it).
As Dusk Falls - Could not get past the art style despite this style of game very much being up my alley.
Telling Lies - I started this prior and just knew it wasn't for me.
Midnight Fight Express - Was chosen right when I started my new job.
Norco - Need to play this but hadn't been in the right headspace.
Citizen Sleeper - See above reason.
Quick ranks (I did not finish a lot of these games, but still feel like I can speak on them some):
15.) Exo One - One of the most boring games I have ever played. I fell asleep with the controller in my hand at one point.
14.) Scorn - Gross? Boring? Squelch.
13.) Procession to Cavalry - I thought this game was going to be an appetizer to Pentiment and it ended up being a completely different meal that I was just not ready to enjoy.
12.) Superliminal - It was fine. I sometimes couldn't figure out how to progress. As far as making things big and small, it was better than Marquette.
11.) Infernax - I enjoyed this but played it with the Contra code and feel like I got a very different experience that I wouldn't had enjoyed if I didn't have a gun.
10.) The Pedestrian - Solid game that has me pretty excited to see what the studio does next.
9.) Signs of the Sojourner - I enjoyed this a lot. I have a hard time talking to people, and the card "game" provided is really kind of how it feels to talk to people for me. It just clicked, but I did not see it through to completion. If I had, it probably would be higher.
8.) Trek to Yomi - This felt like one of the first games of the club that had a decent discussion, so that bumped it up, even if the gameplay was pretty one note.
7.) Gorogoa - I love this game. I think the art is beautiful and was lucky enough to never get stuck.
6.) Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth - This was the surprise of the UUGPGC for me. Friend of the site, Michael Higham had played one of the other games on stream a while back and it seemed cool, but I just wasn't aware how cool it was. Just a perfect bite-sized metroidvania.
5.) Paradise Killer - This game kicked ass. Killer soundtrack, killer look. I was definitely hoping it would receive a complete VO patch a la Disco Elysium though.
4.) Inside - I played this outside of the UUGPGC, but it is just such a solid experience. I do think it still suffers from the occasional instance where traps are unavoidable if you didn't already know they were coming, but the checkpoint system allowed me to never be upset by a sudden death.
3.) Pentiment - Still only on Act 1 but I can tell this game is for me.
2.) TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge - Played this through in one sitting with some buddies over one night. My girlfriend had never really played a beat em up outside of the Simpsons & X-Men arcade games, but she loved this one. And my other friend was a die hard TMNT fan, so he would point out all the easter eggs and give us backstory to the bosses. That night was definitely one of my favorite gaming moments of 2022.
1.) Unpacking - I have played through this on Xbox, PS5 & Switch now. I own the limited run games of the switch version. I just think it tells it's story perfectly. I am a sucker for the sounds as well. I've spent hours just moving objects onto different materials to hear the variation. Nowadays, I just turn off the setting that forces objects to be in certain areas and see what kind of relaxed chaos I can get up to.
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