Like a lot of other folks, I’d like to get through a good chunk of my backlog this year. The games on it that I really wanna play are:
- Telling Lies
- Heaven’s Vault
- Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
- Far From Noise
- Wheels of Aurelia
- The House in Fata Morgana
- 428 Shibuya Scramble
- To the Moon
- FAR: Lone Sails
I am also morbidly interested in playing the following games:
The Witcher 3 - I’ve had all three games for quite some time, and I played through 1 and 2 in 2020. Those two games are deeply flawed but interesting, and I’m curious to see how the one title that made CDPR big plays in light of, well, everything that has happened since its release. I also know it’s a cherished title by a lot of voices I respect, so I feel like it would be an eye-opening exercise to go through it knowing what I know now about the shit that has gone on inside the studio.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - I kinda sorta have a love/hate relationship with the series, but I guess my feelings aren’t so strong, so maybe it’s more of a like/dislike thing. I had fun with the two earlier games in the reboot trilogy, and I know this one attempts to go back to its puzzle-platforming/tomb raiding roots gameplay-wise while trying to address the entire series’ colonialist narrative (with disastrous results apparently). Also, it’s one of the games that’s free with PS Plus this month!
Watch Dogs 1 and 2 - The premise for these games have always intrigued me. The sharp criticisms the first one got put me off though, and then the glowing reception but with some key disclaimers to the second got me to reconsider. Because I got both games for free on EGS and I’m the type of sucker who has to play through all the games in a franchise, I’m gonna give them both a shot.
Resident Evil 6 - It’s now the only mainline RE game that I’ve yet to experience in one way or another. I’ve played the HD remaster of REmake, the recent remakes of 2 and 3, 4 a bazillion times, 5 once on the PS4, and I watched all of 7 via Resident Kinevil because I am too much of a scaredy-cat for first-person horror. I know people say 6 is the worst by a country mile! I know it takes about 10 times as long as the RE3 remake to see all of it! I’m just too deep into the franchise now to not know how it all “ends” before 7 kinda started anew!