So we’ve put the lid on 2016. Possibly the worst year I’ve lived through, if we consider personal, social, and political factors. At least there’s been some good entertainment to consume.
I’m not sure I can honestly call myself a games writer any longer. I haven’t posted anything in the games category since March. I told myself at the start of the year that I’d do at least a quick post for everything noteworthy I played, but that fell out quickly. Couldn’t keep up with the Bloodborne DLC series I started either. No use worrying too much about it, though.
I still wanted to do an end of year thing, because there has been stuff well worth talking about. The format of these posts seems to change every year because I don’t remember how I did it last year. These will not only/necessarily be my favourite games, but games I feel are worth pointing out. Hence the “notable” in the title.
Addendum: I can’t believe I forgot to add Pokemon Go. See at the bottom.
2015 is over. And what a year it’s been.
For me it’s been a very turbulent year, both on a personal, and on a mental health level. I got into group therapy, which unfortunately ended back in September. I got diagnosed with a variant of bi-polar disorder back in spring, for which I attended a course in the final months of the year. I had quite possibly my most difficult summer ever, which led to me being committed for psychiatric observation for the very first time.
The point being that there’s been a lot of focus on my state of health this year, and how I need to structure my life to get better and learn to live with it, which has meant that the blog has gotten more neglected in 2015 than ever since I started it. I hope to be able to pick things back up this year, but I really don’t dare promise anything.
This also serves as a preamble to stating that I might have more to say on each game in this year’s list, since for most of them I’ve not gotten to write out my thoughts yet. Might be best to skip over any games you’re not interested in.
First a small disclaimer: I tend to listen to music while writing. This was written under the influence of this song on repeat. It’s the ending theme to the excellent Psycho-Pass series, and I make a note of it mostly because I wonder if it will affect my writing at all.
2014. What a year. It has not been the best year for games. It might be the worst year ever when it comes to the gaming community. It’s also been pretty bad for personal reasons, the last six months especially. I’m in all honesty fairly glad it’s over.
However, there have still been games that stood out for some reason or another, so here’s my rather long list of games I took note of in 2014. There are things missing that might have been on the list had I gotten around to playing them, but due to a large free-lance contract I didn’t really play much of anything in November or December. And I restrict the list to stuff I’ve actually played. I am also generally not considering episodic games that haven’t finished their last episode yet.