Top ten games I played in 2015
As a heads up, this is not necessarily a list of games that came out in 2015. I rarely get games and play them the year they come out and even if I do get them, I may not finish them the year they come out. I have a list of games I played this year if you wish to see the full list I worked with. Note: there are some games not listed on GB and those are mentioned in the Notes section of the list. That means that the list is longer than it shows.
A few honorable mentions before I start the list:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I was still in College when this game came out and originally said that I would probably not be interested in the game. It looked nice, but did not seem like a game for me. Plus I was busy with school and work to have time for it. Yet, there was a free weekend around April of this year and my friend told me I should give it a try. I was also curious and gave it a try. After the free weekend I learned I had to play the game because I enjoyed what little I played. I have not finished the game yet, but I wanted to mention this game since I have put a lot of hours into it.
If My Heart Had Wings: I originally saw this Visual Novel on Steam and thought it looked really interesting. The description of the game was also something that brought me to buy the game. I did not start it until this year and I am glad I did. I have only gotten through one playthrough because the story is very long compared to other Visual Novels. Yet, the route I played was very good and enjoyable. The download is pretty big for a Visual Novel and that is because they put a lot of effort into the game, there are actual CG videos that run every so often and the voice acting is pretty good. This Visual Novel definitely deserves an honorable mention.
Super Mario Maker: I was trying to find a reason to buy a Wii U. I wanted Super Mario 3DS World and then this game came out. I eventually earned enough money to buy a Wii U bundle and a few games. This was a great purchase and is well worth the cost of the Wii U. I will be playing this for a long time and get my Wii U's worth in play time.
Dust an Elysian Tail: I got this game a while back because it did seem like a pretty good game. I was just busy with other things and it sat in my Steam library for a while. I eventually decided to put an effort into reducing the Steam Library and play some games. I have only recently started it, yet from what I have played, I am enjoying it very much. I will keep playing and hopefully it will end up on my list next year.
The Sacred Tears True: I may have not finished this game (mostly because I keep making mistakes and I keep restarting), but I have enjoyed what I have played. It is not the easiest old school RPG game, but I do enjoy the story and mini episodes. It has a weird card battle system, but it is still an enjoyable game for those who enjoy old style graphics.
Pokemon ORAS: Pretty much if a Pokemon game comes out and I actually finish it that year, it will be at the top of the list. I really enjoy Pokemon and have been with the series since the start. The updated graphics and the added mechanics make the series even more interesting and fun to play. I enjoyed the original Ruby/Sapphire and this remake is probably an even better way to enjoy that generation.
Pokemon Shuffle: I do not know if this game has an ending (maybe it will since they will run out of Pokemon), but I know I have not gotten my fill of the game. This take on a match 3 style game has taken a lot of time out of my life and I have enjoyed it. I am also very proud that I have not put a single penny into this free to play game. I feel the limited amount of plays you get is just enough for me to enjoy since I do not always play games for long periods of time.
Narcissu: This Visual Novel would probably have made the list, however due to some technical issues I could not put it on. I technically finished part 1 last year and part 2 this year. Yet, I could not put part 2 on without part 1 since part one actually helps to set up some of the story for part 2. So I will put this in the Honorable mentions section.
I actually felt very connected to some of the characters and enjoyed their stories and how they struggled to make it through their life with an eternal illness. The Visual Novel teaches you real life ideas and how you can make it through some struggles if you have the right support. I have had many moments where I wanted to do as the characters do, but I have a support system that helps me in many ways. This is definitely a good read.
10) Asphyxia: This game is not listed on GB and one of the Moderators cut me very deeply (figuratively) with a recent game I tried to put up so I do not want to put it up at the moment.
This Visual Novel has some very interesting and well done art that has a European kind of feel to it. Which helps, since the game is based in Europe and deals with the Romantic Period in poetry. The story follows a younger girl (based on a famous poet) who suffers from her own mental depressions and only wants kindness from someone she loves. I felt very close to the character and greatly enjoyed the music, art and story. It was a very enjoyable story and is well worth taking a look at if anyone is interested in an educational, altered view Visual Novel.