One night I was bored and maybe a little drunk and wanted to test out my new keyboard. I ended up writing stuff about video games for the year. I am going to put it on here because I edited it a couple times and am tired of looking at it so now you can look it if you want. Feel free to comment below on why I am wrong or add your own list. It is your life, don't let me stop you.
Pile of Shame:
Overwatch - I think I would either love or absolutely hate overwatch. No clue which. Maybe next year I will find out.
Hitman - I really need to play more hitman and I am excited about what Season 2 will bring
Stellaris - No time for a massive space opera while I too busy even read about massive space operas.
The King of Fighters XIV - This is really on here because of how weird 2016 felt with fighting games. While the move to 3D didn’t help the art style one bit, the combat seems to continue its execution in excellence for the King of Fighters series. Now that a visual improvement patch is coming out in January, you best believe I hope to spend time breaking my hands on this game.
Hyper Light Drifter - I played a bit of this game before the new visual improvement patch was released. I can’t wait to come back to this apocalyptic sword-slashing hyper-future art style soon.
Tyranny - If it was not for Pillars of Eternity, I would probably already have 20 hours into this release. I just need more time.
Gears of War 4 - I like Gears of War. I have a PC and can play it. I just didn’t. That’s too bad because I’m sure some friends and I could have a blast with hoard mode.
Thing I am Excited to Play More of:
Let It Die - What a Grasshopper Games start to this game. I have played the first couple of hours and made it a couple floors in and already, this game is right up my alley. As long as the free-to-play mechanics don’t get in the way, I really want to see more of the weird mushroom lady and skateboard-riding Grim Reaper in my Dark Souls-esque rogue-like.
Best Old Games:
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - So, I think steam has something like 74 hours logged for Dragon’s Dogma while I think 30 to 40 of those are actually true. The combat of Dragon’s Dogma is smooooooth. Like liquidy smooth on pc. I had played a fair amount of this game for free when it was released on Playstation Plus and had a tough time with frame rate issues. In my mind, the art and scenery of this game had earned a deserved place at 60 frames a second. You were stabbing, and slashing, arching, and casting at a speed that 30 or less framed seemed inadequate for. I love that the day-night cycle affects gameplay in such an interesting way as well as how unique and weird the pawn system is. All of these systems make this very much feel like an import game of old.
Pillars of Eternity - The writing on Pillars continues to be some of the best in the business. The new expansion gave me a fantastic reason to jump in past hour 70-something to keep going and remember where in the story my Paladin was punching Dukes in the nose over land disputes.
The Pinball Arcade & Stern Pinball Arcade - Stern has some of the best tables in the business and Pinball Arcade continues to be the best way to experience them at home beside buying tables outright. They have now branched out and made some licensing deals with stern (one of the last manufacturing companies) to sweeten the pot when it comes to getting new tables like Ghostbusters. Pinball is great and this version feels great.
Diablo III - This is still good but I think 2017 will be a better year.