The games I beat in 2017

While I did make a list about this before, that’s all it was. A list. I wanted to make it a bit more detailed and perhaps add some of my favorite games in the bottom. I kind of took inspiration with this from my friend opkji. Sorry mate, I hope that is okay with you? :)
In 2016 I beat 38 games and I tried the 52 games in a year challenge and as you’ve might have guess, I didn’t make it. But it was fun to try, might give it another go in a couple of years. But I managed to beat 44 games last year, so that feels good that I at least played more than 2016. Hope 2018 brings the same kind of number.

 

Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
I hadn’t played Majora’s Mask before so I thought I had to give it a go now. And I didn’t like it, not at all infact. Disliked temples, I didn’t find it engaging at all and I didn’t like the time system in the game. I never once felt the dread of the world ending because of it. Now I understand that some people love this game, just like I love other games people hate. But for me, this has been the worst Zelda game I’ve played.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
With disappointment in my heart, I needed to play a Zelda game I knew I enjoyed. So I replayed A Link Between Worlds, hadn’t played it since it’s release. And this game just proved to me that I much prefer the 2D-style Zelda games over 3D the 3DS. Yes, this game has 3D models in it, but it has the same top-down style like older Zelda games and plays like the GameBoy games. One of my favorite games on the 3DS and they are using my favorite style on Link.

 

Nintendo Switch
SnipperClips: Cut it out, Together!
I’m not all that into puzzle games anymore, but man this is fun! Played it in 2player mode with my friend ZX-Omega and we had a blast!

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
DLC nr.2 let’s you play as Specter Knight and oh boy is he fun too play as! Shovel Knight and it’s DLC are all awesome! You need to play.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
How I looked forward t this game, the shear size of Hyrule is mind blowing. See those mountains there in the horizon? I’m gonna climb those! One of the best Zelda games I’ve played and I’m looking forward to the next big 3D Zelda title. They don’t have to change much, just the weapon breaking, make the world more lively and not so ruined. I’ve heard many say, ”How will Nintendo top this title?”. In my honest opinion, they don’t need to top it, just make one that’s equally good.

Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope
One again I return to Shovel Knight! After Zelda I needed something a bit different, so I replayed Shovel Knight. Again.
Man I love this game.

Blaster Master Zero
Played the original on the NES when I was younger, but I never beat it. So I thought I’d give this version a try, it was pretty nice. Frustrating at times though.

Kamiko
A cute little game with Shrine Maidens trying to protect or save the world. It was cheap and it was short, but I enjoyed it.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
It’s a trap! Pretty good remake of a game I’ve never played before, but I did enjoy this. Love the new more cartoony mode. But it’s also nice for those who want to play with the original graphics, you can pick which one you prefer. Will probably replay in the future.

Super Bomberman R
While I’m not a fan of Bomberman it was nice to see the guy(‘s and gals) back. Still I wish we could get a remake of Bomberman 64, still my favorite Bomberman game to date. I really need to try the multiplayer in this game with a couple of friends.

Mighty Gunvolt Burst
What Mighty No.9 should have been. I like the style, it’s fun to play and actually feels like it has replay value. Again, everything MN9 should have been.

Cave Story+
Hear a lot of stuff about this game, so thought I’d try it when it came to Switch. It was good, but not worth the money. Not much more to say really.

Disgaea 5 Complete
The Disgaea series is nice, but if this game thought me anything its that I’ve grown tried of them. A good game of course, but it feels stale and it hasn’t evolved much.

Sonic Mania
Finally a more classic Sonic game and it’s not shite! Actually it’s really good, one of the better experiences I’ve had with Sonic in the past 10years.

Super Mario Odyssey
”Here we go, of the rails it’s time to set our sails” man that song has been stuck in my head so much! The Mario game I’ve been dreaming of since Super Mario 64, I much enjoyed it. But I wish they toned the the moon collection part, there should have been fewer moons and harder to get. The collection part of the game gave me nothing.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Currently 144 hours into this game and I have finished it and what a game! My favorite from last year without a doubt, but then again there are many games from last year that I would give first place. The emotions and the travels I’ve had with this title are all real, when I’m not playing this game I’m thinking about playing it and I’ve also dreamt about the game. My only problem with it is the damn RNG blade system, 144 hours in and I’m still grinding in hope of getting KOS-MOS…

 

PlayStation 2
Power Rangers: Super Legends
Not only the worst game I’ve played in 2017, but probably one of the worst games I’ve ever played.

Gitaroo Man
I really love this game, my favorite rhythm game, but I wish they had released it as a PS4 classic or something.

 

PlayStation 4
My name is Mayo
The only reason I ”played” this was because I heard it was easy to get a platinum trophy. It was. Don’t do this to yourselves.

Rise of the Tomb Raider
A lot of people seem to dislike this one, but I enjoyed it. Perhaps not as good as the first one, but since I never liked the original Tomb Raider games Is till think this is good.

Steamworld Dig
I don’t know what to say about this one, it didn’t really click. Don’t want to say much more, I think I’ll get death threats if I do.

Tales of Berseria
A fresh wind for the Tales of series, with one of the best casts for the series in a long while. If perhaps not my favorite cast, it is a prequel to Tales of Zestiria but you really need to play this. It’s so much better and darker than most Tales of games.

Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
A nice little game where you play as Aqua and a good lite demo of what to expect of Kingdom Hearts III.

Stories: A Path of Destiny
No sir, this was not for me. I really don’t want to dwell deeper into it.

Batman A Telltale Series
It’s a Batman story game from TellTale Games. I think that says it all.

Kingdom Hearts II HD Final Mix
My first time beating Kingdom Hearts II and it felt good! Now I feel like I’m more ready for Kingdom Hearts 3, but I guess I’ll h ave to try and beat Birth by Sleep and DDD too someday.

NieR: Automata
A great game from PlatinumGames and a strange game, just what I expected from Yoko Taro. I like the original NieR much more personally.

Crash Bandicoot 1 HD
Never played any Crash games before, so this was pretty fun. Old school hard platformer. Need to play the other two games on day.

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
Didn’t like this game when it first released on PS2, but after FF13 I enjoyed this much more. Still not a favorite and I’m not a big fan of Ivalance, but it was a nice game.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
While I’m really tired of TellTale’s games, this was really good. Will at least play the last season of Walking Dead, then I’m probably never touching their games again.

Shantae Half-Genie Hero: Pirate Queen’s Quest
While it was fun to play as Risky Boots, this DLC was so cheap… Same bosses, same stages as the standard game. Cheap, cheap, cheap.
While Shovel Knight reuses the same stages too, they at least change it around some. It’s still enjoyable, but I wish there was more.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Chloe and Nadie don’t need no man! These ladies are here to kick as and they kick well! A really good game, do yourselves a favor and play it if you like the Uncharted games.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
The first Ys game I actually finish and I enjoyed it, mostly of it at least. I hate ”Tower defense” mechanics in games and it was some of the worst parts of this game, other than that it’s fun! The game will be getting a new translation patch sometime in 2018, so if you haven’t played it yet, you can wait.

Knack 2
It’s speknackular! Ouch, that hurt my brain to write. Haha. Good sequel with the right kind of updates, I enjoyed this like I enjoyed the first one. Give it a try, you might just like it.

Dragon Quest Builders
Here a game I was very hyped on, played for 20hours and left alone. Until my friend Elden started playing it and put god knows how many hours into it and got me back in the grove. Now I’m eagerly awaiting the second game and looking forward to playing it multiplayer with Elden.

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
Wait a tick? Didn’t I play this earlier in the year? Indeed I did good sir, indeed. But this time it’s the PS4 version and it’s just as great as the the Switch version. I’m so eagerly looking forward to the last DLC ”King of Cards” with King Knight. Will buy a new physical if they release the game again.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Seems like we waited an eternity for this game and I’m not sure what I think about it. I like it, but I think I like The Stick of Truth more. Still really good, but I didn’t feel the same ”hype” playing it as I did with The Stick of Truth.

Dragon Quest Heroes II
I had a pretty good time with the game, but then halfway trough I lost all will to keep playing this. After having to force myself to play through the rest I’m so sick and tried of Musou/Warrior games right now. Game was pretty okay, but frustrating at times.

Sonic Forces
I blame myself for actually thinking this Sonic game would be different. I think I love the theme song the most with the game, I really like ”Fist bump”.
Took this game in one sitting and I’m not returning to it.

 

MegaDrive, SNES, PlayStation 1 & Steam
Sonic The Hedgehog
After playing Sonic Mania, I wanted to go back and play the original. So that’s what I did, so nostalgic. <3

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
Me and my friend Elden went for some co-op play in Turtles in Time and it’s just as fun now as it was over 15years ago.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Me and Elden played this as out Halloween game, still one of the my favorite games of all time. And the first time we played it together.

Mighty Gunvolt
I actually played something on Steam!? Call a doctor. The prequel to Mighty Gunvolt Burst is short but nice. Really enjoyed this little classic.

 

Congrats if anyone is still reading after this long list. Well there they are the 44 games I played in 2017. It was a really good gaming year for me and probably the year with most played game for me in a while. This year I will take it a bit easier, I won’t be buying as many games day one, some special cases don’t apply to this rule. But for the most I’ll wait a month or a halv and get them for like 15-20bucks cheaper. Still have some games from 2017 I need to play.
Well I think my 5 favorite games from 2017 are the following, I don’t want to rank them since I enjoyed them all tremendously.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild,
Tales of Berseria,
and Super Mario Odyssey

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