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telly

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2022
« Reply #360 on: December 31, 2022, 12:55:29 pm »
Game 18 - Castlevania (PS4) - 6 Hours

Well I thought Hades was going to be my last game of the year but I was able to squeeze in one more game - Castlevania through the collection on PS4.

There's no denying that Castlevania is a classic series and the first game represents a great first entry. I love the game's themes of horror, particularly in the monster and environmental design. Control wise there are definitely some design issues particularly with your inability to whip in multiple directions and getting knocked back when hit. The multiple items are available to extend your reach but it's annoying when you accidentally pick up a replacement that you didn't want. Navigating and attacking on stairs can also be clunky and oftentimes you drop straight to your death instead of climbing them.

So while it shows its age in some places, none of these problems are dealbreakers, and I still really enjoyed my time playing. It's still a stone cold classic.

« Last Edit: December 31, 2022, 07:28:03 pm by telly »
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Re: 52 Games Challenge 2022
« Reply #361 on: January 01, 2023, 11:54:03 am »
I wasn't sure if I'd play any games on New Years Eve, but I ended up just going on my computer and hanging out with my wife instead. So 64 games beat for 2022 is my final total. Very happy with my progress this last year and I hope to do at least just as good in 2023.

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2022
« Reply #362 on: January 02, 2023, 01:04:27 pm »
Main List

It's the end of the year, so time to build that final stats post.

Top Games played released in 2022
  • Elden Ring (PC)
  • Elden Ring (XS/X1)
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus (NS)
  • Powerwash Simulator (XS)
  • Aperture Desk Job (PC)

Top Games played NOT released in 2022
  • Atelier Ryza 2 (NS)
  • Demon's Souls (PS5)
  • Far Cry 6 (XS)
  • Mega Man Legends 2 (PS1)
  • Blue Fire (NS)

Top Games played overall in 2022
  • Elden Ring (PC)
  • Elden Ring (XS/X1)
  • Atelier Ryza 2 (NS)
  • Demon's Souls (PS5)
  • Far Cry 6 (XS)

Honorable Mention
  • Sonic Generations (360)
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U)
  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (NS/X1)

Console breakdown
2600   -   22
X1   -   17
XS   -   16
NS   -   15
360   -   8
PC   -   5
SNES-   5
PS5   -   4
NES   -   4
GB   -   3
NDS   -   3
PSVR   -   3
Android   -   3
PS1   -   3
PSP   -   3
N64   -   3
5200   -   2
GBC   -   2
Wii U   -   2
PS2   -   2
GG   -   1
GEN   -   1
PS4   -   1
Xbox   -   1
GCN   -   1
ARC   -   1
3DS   -   1
32X   -   1
SCD   -   1

134 games total

Platform with the Most Beat Games: 2600 really demolished this year because of my game per year goal and starting all the way back at 1977.  But ignoring that X1/XS really dominated too, more than 2600 if you consider XS/X1 synonymous like I do.

Platform with the most unfinished titles: Again I didn't really keep track of abandoned games like last year, I really need to make an effort of keeping track of that somehow... but I think PC probably wins that.

Current v. Retro v. Mobile/Handheld v. PC: 56 - 57 - 16 - 5. (I am considering anything not PS4/X1/NS/PS5/XS to be "retro").  Again 2600's big numbers and my game per year goal really skewed things towards retro, but honestly, only barely.

Game that ate up the most time: Elden Ring for sure.  Between XS, PC, and Randomizer runs, I easily dumped nearly 1,000 hours in this game this year.  Honestly, probably my GOAT.

Quickest game beat: 100 frogs took all of 11 minutes to 100% complete the game, but also Seven of Heart is only like 7 levels long and probably took the same amount of time.

  • Best Racing Game: Forza Horizon 5 (XS)
  • Best Puzzle Game: Next Space Rebels (X1)
  • Best Platformer: Blue Fire (NS)
  • Best RPG: Elden Ring (PC)
  • Best Action Game: Elden Ring (PC)
  • Best Story: Atelier Ryza 2 (NS)
  • Best Soundtrack: Elden Ring (XS/PC)
  • Best Shooter: Far Cry 6 (XS)
  • Best Independent Game: Powerwash Simulator (XS)
  • Best Handheld Game: Toradora (PSP)
  • Best Xbox Game: Elden Ring (XS)
  • Best Playstation Game: Demon's Souls (PS5)
  • Best Nintendo Game: Atelier Ryza 2 (NS)
  • Best PC Game: Elden Ring (PC)
  • Character of the Year: Ranni (Elden Ring)
  • Studio of the Year: From Software
  • Game of the Year: Elden Ring (PC)

Game per year list
2022 Elden Ring
2021 Deathloop
2020 Demon's Souls
2019 Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
2018 Aquaventure
2017 Sonic Mania
2016 Dark Souls III
2015 Sonic Dash 2
2014 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
2013 Sonic: Lost World
2012 Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2
2011 Sonic Generations
2010 Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1
2009 Toradora
2008 Sonic Unleashed
2007 Sonic Rush Adventure
2006 Sonic Riders
2005 Sonic Rush
2004 MX Unleashed
2003 P.N.03
2002 Hooters Road Trip
2001 Spider-Man 2: The Sinister Six
2000 Mega Man Legends 2
1999 Hot Wheels Turbo Racing
1998 Top Gear Overdrive
1997 Top Gear Rally
1996 The Amazing Spider-Man: Web of Fire
1995 The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes
1994 3 Ninjas Kick Back
1993 The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers
1992 The Amazing Spider-man 2
1991 Spider-man: The Video Game
1990 The Amazing Spider-man
1989 Off the Wall
1988 Contra
1987 Spy Hunter
1986 Balloon Fight
1985 Kung Fu
1984 Crystal Castles
1983 Mario Bros.
1982 Haunted House
1981 Super Breakout
1980 Maze Craze
1979 Superman
1978 Hangman
1977 Surround


telly

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2022
« Reply #363 on: January 05, 2023, 09:21:15 am »
2022 was my lowest year yet for games beat :( I hope to come in really strong in 2023! As long as I'm playing great games I'll be happy! Anyways, here are my end of year stats!

Total Numbers
Total games played: 29
Total games finished: 18
New /replayed: 21/8
Games released in 2022: 1

Play Time
Longest game played: Persona 5 (PS4) - 135 Hours
Longest game beat: Persona 5 (PS4) - 135 Hours
Shortest game beat: Castlevania (PS4)/Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U) - 6 hours

Average to finish a game: 28.26 hours - this was a significant increase from last year (19 hours) which could be part of the reason why I finished less games overall this year

Games Played per Platform
Switch: 11
PS4: 8
GameCube: 4
Wii U: 3
PS3: 1
Wii: 1
SNES: 1

Genres
RPG: 5
Arcade: 2
2D platformer: 4
3D platformer: 3
Exercise: 1
Racing: 1
Fighting: 1
Survival horror: 1
Adventure: 1
Action: 4
Action RPG: 2
Tactical RPG: 1
Simulation: 1
Puzzle: 1
FPS: 1

Developers
Nintendo: 9
Indie: 5
Sega: 2
Capcom: 2
Konami: 1
Rare: 1
Square Enix: 1
Bandai Namco: 1
Atlus: 1
Insomniac: 1
Naughty Dog: 1
Rare: 1
Lucas Arts: 1
From Software: 1
Id: 1

Top 5 Best Games Finished in 2022
1. Final Fantasy X (Switch)
2. Stardew Valley (Switch)
3. Hades (Switch)
4. Persona 5 (PS4)
5. It Takes Two (PS4)

Top 5 Worst Games Finished in 2022
1. Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)
2. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (Switch)
3. Battalion Wars (GC)
4. The Witness (PS4)
5. Mega Man Battle Network 2 (Wii U)

Only games 1-2 on the worst games list I would actually consider not great
Currently Playing:
Alundra (PS1), Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman (Switch)

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