I am so glad I am not alone in having an entire list of the games to think about picking up from this year. I finally picked up Outer Wilds and am playing through it. I personally have a whole system I’m trying to keep in check.
Disco Elysium is currently the only game I feel really itchy about. My plan is to pick it up when my winter break rolls around so I can put time into it.
After that, I’ve divided it into games I’ll wait on and make sure I have time for before I pick them up, but am very stoked about. On top of that is Indivisible. then there’s the goose game, Heaven’s Vault, and Nauticrawl, all of which look like stuff I’d love. Eliza and Anodyne 2 seem awesome, make me intimidated for some reason.
Then I have the box of “these are indie games that will stay on my Steam Wishlist for a very long time”. Games I think look neat, but don’t know if I’ll ever play just due to the volume of games out there. I’ve heard great things about A Short Hike and Mutazione, but I want to give them an earnest try with a clear mind. Ape Out and Gato Roboto look fun as hell, and hopefully I’ll find a good time to squeeze them in over a weekend, funds withstanding. Friends of Ringo Ishikawa look swell, but not when sure I can give it my time.
…and then I have a whole section of roguelikes, because hey, a girl can’t help but love dying eternally in horrible dungeons. Void Bastards and Dicey Dungeons are the big two there. (I’m waiting for a mobile/Switch port on the latter) Hades, Ancestors, RAD, Creature in the Well, Overland and Plunge are the rest of this list. A girl can’t help it.
After realizing almost my entire list was independent games, I made an entire section just for AAA releases, most of which I will probably never pick up. I am probably going to fall deep into Death Stranding when it comes out and my computer can actually run it. I want to get my shield dog in Pokemon Shield, but I should probably actually finish a single other game in that series first. CONTROL seems like very much my shit, but again, no way I could run it right now. Daemon X Machina is waiting patiently for me to play, but I honestly can’t tell how I’ll feel about it just yet. Code VEIN is in the same boat there. Then there’s assorted stuff, Link’s Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Astral Chain, stuff I probably won’t pick up for a long long time, but I’ll still think about from time to time.
All this is to say: Hey Video Games, what the heck, there are so many video games, oh my god, I haven’t even caught up from the games from last year, hey bmaybe can veverybvody slow down there’s so many FGaMES
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