With it being the start of 2018 and the end of January, while lazing around on my PC I thought about this blog topic. Video games I want to finish this year in 2018, with all of the new games coming out this year, eventually I’ll want to play the older titles to maybe catch up on the goodness that I missed out on before, it’s also a good way to get me focused on the games that I could be playing this year along with the new ones. So, here we go the video games I want to finish in 2018!
Silent Hill 2
I’ve been a casual Resident Evil fan for years, love psychological thrillers and I also have a soft spot for the horror genre in general, I watched the original Silent Hill movie and remember enjoying it for what it was, but I never actually got into a Silent Hill “game” so I’m very excited to finally change that maybe this year. Starting from the fan favorite of the series, I have watched a Let’s Play of it, but that won’t discourage me from playing the game myself, it really seems like a very interesting experience and I would love to play the others worth playing in the series as well.
Super Mario Sunshine – Super Mario Galaxy 2
With Super Mario Odyssey’s overwhelming praise and my personal excitement for the game in 2017, without a Switch I couldn’t experience that joy and this guy hasn’t even finished the majority of the mainline 3D Mario games, other than 64 and 3D Land so yeah I got some catching up to do before Odyssey. Which will be done by emulating of course.
Eh, this one I have little faith I will actually finish, but man do I really want to! With the reboot coming out very soon actually and the release on Steam, honestly encouraged me to eventually pick it back up again. I don’t know when I would be in that mindset or in that environment where I would feel completely comfortable playing this game all the way through, at least getting one of the endings, at the time though I just don’t see that happening with me. Anyway, I SO want to finish this game once someday, I don’t want to start it and just run away from it again like last time, it’ll also take a lot of patience too so I hope I don’t drop it.
Doki Doki Literature Club
It’s gotta happen eventually, from the couple of hrs I played and everything I heard about it, despite not knowing anything that actually happens… The suspense is fucking killing me.
On-hold this one keeps going, I remember I was really in that Yakuza mood, but then Persona 5 and the Yoko Taro games came into my life and the digestion of this game has been slow-paced to hell. Although, I’m getting very close to the end and it’s only been a blast so far with no hiccups whatsoever, pretty much a 10/10 game for me. So, I’m not rushing myself, someday I’ll finish it and I really want to play through those side-quests as well.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
The last time I played I got stuck, I’m up for the grinding, but at the time I’m not really in the mood for any RPGs. If I’m going to finish any FF game this year though, it’s going to be this one.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Ocarina of Time
I’m not the most experienced in the Zelda games, as Skyward Sword was the only one I actually finished. I’m in no hurry to finish these games for Breath of the Wild or something, but fuck I really don’t want to miss out on them and with my recent purchase of ALTTP from the 3DS Virtual Console, you bet your ass I’m gonna get into it soon(Playing it now actually)!
Another recent title I bought, that’s actually similar to Zelda in structure. I’m not gonna force myself into this game as I’m not really in the mood to actually play more of it really, but I think I’m going to end up enjoying this one a lot.
Space Channel 5
The waifu, the charm, the rhythm, my sights have been on this game for awhile and I think it’ll be a nice way to ease myself into rhythm games.
Monster World IV
Part of the Wonder Boy series, pretty much the precursor to the Shantae series and in this one you can tell that Shantae was inspired by it. I’ve been hesitant about starting this one, whenever I do start it I think I’m going to like it more than I think maybe, I’ll go in with low expectations. It really seems like something I’ll like though.
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut
It was good from what I played, I really want to get into the other games too, since Metroidvanias are definitely my thing.
Ape Escape 1-2
The first Ape Escape has been surprisingly good for me so far and I’m only hoping I actually manage to finish it, because I was liking what I played of it. I probably won’t end up liking it more than the third one, same for when I get to the sequel, but that won’t take away from them being good games on their own. Sony, I hope you’re developing Ape Escape 4 damn it!
A Hat in Time
I could go for a new, cute, charming 3D platformer nowadays. I’m so excited to play this one!
As much as I adored Rare’s Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2, I never really got deep into any of their 3D platformers, but Conker’s Bad Fur Day which I never exactly played all the way without skipping levels and cheating(I should play it all on my own someday). Anyway, with the recent release of Banjo’s spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee, I want to eventually get through this one, especially when I’m in the mood for more 3D platformers.
Re-releasing on Nintendo Switch along with the first game this year, for damn sure I’m finally playing the sequel to one of my all-time favorite games!
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner
I’ve got to get to it eventually, I guess I’ll play the original too. I need more Mecha action in my video games!
Hyper Light Drifter
This game is super stylish, I was really getting into it before then I fell out of it. Comes with the territory, I had other games I wanted to play.
Ys: The Oath in Felghana
Another game that I fell out of after digging it quite a lot, I don’t know if I’ll really get into it again this year, but I liked what I played for sure.
Viewtiful Joe 1-2
Some more Clover Studios(Okami being the other) games I never got to finish and questioning why the hell I haven’t finished them yet. Although, I have emulated the first one a couple of months ago, so I have these games in mind.
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
Fuck Sanctus and The Savior! The next time I play DMC4: SE “maybe” this year, I’m gonna make sure I defeat them both, because fuck they gave me a hard time!
Hard Corps: Uprising
Spiritual successor to the Contra series’ Contra Hardcorps game for the Sega Genesis, developed by the Guilty Gear team ArcSys, enough said.
Sonic Unleashed(PS3/360 Version)
Since, we’re not expecting a new Sonic game release this year, whenever I’m in the mood to dig my teeth into a Sonic game I’ve never finished I’m gonna make sure I finally get through the HD version of this one. I have played through the PS2 version around its release, but with the HD version I made it past the Egg Dragoon battle and the game would just crash after it, yielding me from actually seeing the end… I own a copy of the PS3 version now, so I finally have another chance to actually see it through to the end, finally…
Metal Gear Solid/Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition
I have a Metal Gear binge planned this year, I have some suspicion that I might not even continue this binge, but if I do and I follow through with it, I’m hoping I actually make it to at least both or one of these games, since I never finished them along with MGSV Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. To be honest, I might go with release date order or chronological, one of them since the MG series is dead without Kojima now and with all of the games being out now, I might actually play them all in release order starting from MGS(Might play the original MG games on the side), but I’ll have to buy MGSV:GZ and TPP still.
Metroid: Samus Returns – Metroid Prime Trilogy
I bought my New 2DS XL for this one and y’all know Samus is my waifu so I gotta get through it eventually. I’m just so happy that Nintendo is giving more attention to the series and after that, the Metroid Prime games I’ll have to catch up on with Prime 4 coming out maybe this year or next year.
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
I don’t know why I haven’t at least gotten one ending, the game is so relaxing and the aesthetic is so my thing.
The Soulsborne games have been on my radar even more, thanks to catching up to the Berserk Manga. I did buy Bloodborne along with my PS4 Pro two years ago and rented Dark Souls around its release, so my interest dated since waaaay back and Bloodborne is definitely my starting point for now, although I have made some progress in the game though haha.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
If I’m going to finish any open-world game this year it’s going to be one of the best ones that was recently developed, loving this one a lot and I don’t want to overlook it for being a large game, but if I’m not feeling it I’m not feeling it. When I want to explore a vast world with little limitations, losing myself in it though, wanting a time to spend with beautiful nature I can go back to this one.
The only Yoko Taro game that I own that I got on-hold, it’s surprisingly good so far, soon I’ll get back to it.
Phantasy Star II/IV
With not being impressed by Phantasy Star Online lately, I mean at first I liked it and then it became a drag especially for my loner self playing it alone, with the grinding and shit. There’s the OST, atmosphere, character designs, setting and art that I love about PSO, so I’m interested in going back to its roots with the JRPG-style games, with PSIV being the one I played the most and loved, if PSII isn’t as dated as I’m thinking it could be, I’m pretty interested in playing it or just going back to PSIV.
Resident Evil HD Remaster
The one game I keep telling myself to play for Halloween along with Dead Space, I’m a long-time casual RE fan so I’ve been meaning to get into the one that’s considered the best by many, although RE4 is my personal favorite one.
My so-called 2015 GOTY and I never personally got any of its endings, hoping to finally do so this year too and expecting the “feels” to come back again.
The Guardian Legend
This game is really awesome so far, getting closer and closer to the ending, eventually I’m gonna finish it. It’s been a pleasant surprise and despite some of the issues when it comes to its age(it is a NES game after all), it’s pretty decent and underappreciated so I would recommend it if you’re into retro titles, similar to Zelda and Metroid.
The Adventure of Little Ralph
This game is pretty dope, a 2D action-platformer that transforms into a fighting game for some bosses is so cool and I really want to see this game to the end sometime, it’s an underrated gem.
Hotline Miami – 2: Wrong Number
Once again, I played a lot of the Vita version of the first game, got stuck on a level and never went back to it, might play through it again on PC, since I own the sequel as well on PC. Anyway, I loved how brutal it was, the fast-pace, psychedelic visuals and the OST was bopping non-stop.
My favorite FPS now revitalized and brutal than ever before, I’ve owned the PS4 version for about two years now and I’ve been hitting myself for never playing more of it, but when I’m in that demon slaying mood, hell yeah I’m playing this more!
Chrono Trigger, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, OneShot, Outtrigger, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Contra: Shattered Soldier, Danganronpa 1-2 Reload, Dino Crisis 2, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble.
Drill Dozer, DoDonPachi Resurrection, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Final Fight 2, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Freedom Planet, Ganpuru: Gunman’s Proof, Furi, Gravity Rush 2, Hollow Knight, Jet Set Radio Future, Killer Is Dead: Nightmare Edition, Liberation Maiden, LISA, Mega Man 8, Mega Man Legends, Mighty Gunvolt Burst, Transistor.
Mischief Makers, Night in the Woods, Owlboy, Panzer Dragoon, Parappa the Rapper, Pokemon Yellow, RiME, Shenmue, Shadow of the Colossus, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Shadow Dancer, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, Star Fox 64, Tail Concerto, Tales of Xillia 2, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep -A fragmentary passage, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep: Final Mix.
ETC, ETC, ETC, this could go on forever, but this is a decent amount of games to mention in this post, getting close to 2000 words so I’m satisfied. Ultimately, along with all of the new games releasing this year that I can invest time into, these are all of those games that I would gladly catch up on this year and possibly finish. Looking forward to the rest of the year and all the wonderful games that I’ll experience! Thanks for reading guys! 🙂