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I've been rolling my eyes at the "never gonna stop using Windows 7" crowd for years, but here we are and I've gotten very comfy with 10 and the updater is finally pushing 11 on me. I truly want to upgrade, because I'm an obsessive "updater" but...

 
 
 

A couple years late, but I just finished the extra chapter in Celeste. What's that? 3243 deaths? It was easy... So do I go for that final hidden berry? DO I?


 
 
 

I never got to post about the Microsoft stuff - here's my new custom Series controller. Christening it with the Chapter 9 Celeste DLC that I never got around to. At the timed color blocks section (3/4 through). Anyone here finish this thing? BROOTAL.


 
 
 

After MUCH delay, I finally finished Metroid Dread (100%). Final time was 10:40 and man some of those shinespark puzzles! Not sure how I'd rank it on the whole (def high), but I really loved the game, premise, and ending. Excited for what comes next!

 
 
 

A couple months ago I tried to settle on an controller design and wasn't sure. Today I spent an hour trying to make a new one, and accidentally settled, once again, on the same design from months ago. It was meant to be. It's simple sure, but I like that.


 
 
 

Came across this looking through the stacks at a local record store. Stupid name for a band.


 
 
 

First game of 2022 down. The generically named, but gorgeous action platformer: Steel Assault. I definitely recommend checking this one out. Short and sweet but good while it lasts.


 
 
 
 

Make it 167. Managed one last game for the year - Demons of Asteborg. Get this damn game! If you love the Genesis/MegaDrive (it's a legit new game for the system in 2021), (Oldschool) Castlevania, or just a good time in general you'll enjoy this one. <3


 
 
 

Here we go! The Dangus year-end assessment! Best/Worst/Honorable mentions! Arranged only in the order I played them this year, regardless of release year. Honorable mentions for the games I can't stop thinking about, but weren't necessarily top shelf. <3


 
 
 

I've finished 166 games this year (excluding started/unfinished stuff)so I'm gonna have to look over this list carefully. Looking forward to doing a 10 best/ 10 worst soon. Thought I could get one more in, but nah. Was gonna be Demons of Asteborg. Oh well

 
 
 

Another 'steamroll' for the list. Cute game. First thing I've ever seen try to tackle imposter syndrome - A daily fear of mine in all aspects of my life as an artist/skilled laborer. While occasionally overbearing thematically, the actual game was great.


 
 
 
 

I forgot I had PoP: The Forgotten Sands on Wii half-finished so I just wrapped that up (needed to do that before I get any Steam sale stuff). Definitely a really solid Prince of Persia game ruined by the Wii remote. Which is basically most Wii games.

 
 
 

Almost everything in my Steam wishlist is a listing for the base game which means that I click on a title I might want to get for sale and each one has a 'deluxe' edition that's another ten dollars and it kills my desire to impulse buy. Annoying, right?

 
 
 

Another one "steamrolled" off the backlog. Psychonauts 2 was a great time and a reminder that people can still make interesting games with a ton of passion. Even so long after the original, it felt like no time had passed between the two. Great sequel.


 
 
 

Thanks to John Linneman and Digital Foundry, I've got a newfound appreciation for Ridge Racer (the second PSP game is pretty comprehensive, so I'm doing that), and Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast. Man these two games are fun and full of casual arcade goodness!

 
 
 

Praey for the Gods just officially released at version 1.0! This is the the first, only, and likely last game I've supported on Kickstarter. Not sure if it's any good still but the early access time I had with it was decent. It's a Colossus-like, FYI.


 
 
 

Got an Analogue Pocket (white, dock, screen protector). Now to see what group my order number puts me in. I'm definitely gonna do a "these are all my handhelds" post one of these days and it's going to be obscene.

 
 
 

Psychonauts 2 is great so far but having played the original almost a decade ago, and missing the VR game, I feel like it starts in the middle of a story I didn't see. I watched a recap video on YouTube though. Anyway, it's great to be back in this world.

 
 
 

Almost 60 hours later and I'm done with Horizon Zero Dawn + the Frozen Wilds DLC. Crazy game. Good story. Great combat. Gorgeous world to explore and it wasn't too bad with the open world tropes. Excited to see what the sequel does when/if it comes to PC.

 
 
 

45 Hours into Horizon Zero Dawn. One main mission left, but I'm gonna do Frozen Wilds first. This game really ended up surprising me in the end. It has a lot of issues, but I have to say I've enjoyed the ride and found the story lands well. Almost done!

 
 
 

I probably shouldn't have but I figured if I finish HZD relatively soonish I should have something new and exciting in the pipeline so Psychonauts 2 has been GOT! There's always that last minute Steam sale game! Convince me I did the right thing.

 
 
 

I don't know if I ever managed to do this as a kid, but I've finally finished San Francisco Rush on N64 at 100%. That's all keys on all 7 tracks as well as a first place circuit finish on DEATH MODE! Feels good to finally do that. On to Rush 2. The GOAT.

 
 
 

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye was basically a victory lap and essentially a full sequel's worth of content. This game went from top ten to top five. What a brilliant little universe they've crafted. I can't recommend it enough.

 
 


About Dangus Taargusone of us since 5:07 PM on 01.27.2015

 
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