The 2018 Videogame Challenge!
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It's time to get ready for a new year, a year that we hope will be great for all of you! A year with lot of love, good fortune and happiness for all of you and your loved ones. But off course a year full of videogaming!

For this purpose and the succes of this years challenge we are repeating the challenge!

The Goal:

Let VGG'ers beat at least 5 games which accumelate to at least 50 hours of game time.


The Rules:


1 Enter a geeklist item in the geeklist before starting the challenge, games you beat before entering the challenge count but only for the regular challenge. Only games and hours played in 2018 count. To let them count for the hardcore challenge you need to enter the challenge before playing the games.
2 Optional: You may make up a list of videogames you tend to beat this year. If you are able to complete this challenge with the same ten games you have listed you will be eligable for the hardcore challenge microbadge.
2-1 As soon as you choose your list and updated your geeklist item then copy the list and post it as a comment under your geeklist item. Do not change this anymore as this is the way we can check if you kept to your list and are eligable for the hardcore microbadge.
2-2 You may add 3 alternate games that to this hardcore list so that if you get a game that you really don't like you don't have to play it to the end. Alternates have been limited to 3.
3 Play videogames!
4 As soon as you beat a game, tell us about it on VGG. Where you talk about it is up to you. This can be as a short review (we like that a lot) or just on the beaten videogames geeklist, but it could be in a play thread on the videogame page, ... but talk about the game, that's what VGG is for.
5 Adjust your geeklist item entry and make a list of which game you have beaten and how long you took to do it.
6 As soon as you have beaten 5 games and have at least 50 hours of combined gametime (you can play shorter games but need more entries then) you will receive the Complete challenge microbadge.
7 If you either hit at least 10 games beaten and got 100, 150 or 200 gamehours you will get another special microbadge for that.
8 When you enter the challenge or hit a goal, post about it in the thread. I don't monitor the list.

You can find the thread here: The 2018 Videogame Challenge!

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Microbadge: I completed the 2016 VGG challenge: beat 5 video games and played for 50 hours - earned with 5 games beaten and 50 hours of gametime
Microbadge: I completed the 2016 VGG challenge: beat 10 video games and played for 100 hours - earned with 10 games beaten and 100 hours of gametime
Microbadge: I completed the 2016 VGG challenge: beat 10 video games and played for 150 hours - earned with 10 games beaten and 150 hours of gametime
Microbadge: I completed the 2016 VGG challenge: beat 10 video games and played for 200 hours - earned with 10 games beaten and 200 hours of gametime
Microbadge: I beat my original list of 10 games for 2016 VGG challenge - earned by beating the 10 games on your hardcore list.
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1. Video Game: Prison Architect [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:1078]
Video Game: Prison Architect
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My entry for 2018, probably won't stick to it but it gives me a few ideas:

Hardcore list:

Prison Architect - Beaten - 44 hours
Planet Coaster - Beaten - 100 hours
Overcooked (2 hours in 2017)
Inside - Beaten - 5 hours
Lego Jurassic World
Lego Marvel's Avengers
This war of mine
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood - Beaten - 7 hours
Grow Up - Beaten - 10 hours
Lego Batman

Alternatives:


Lego Harry Potter years 5-7
Windward - Beaten - 36 hours
Brutal Legend

Other beaten games:


Time Crisis II - Beaten - 0.5 hours
Rescue Team 1 - Beaten - 6 hours
Rescue Team 2 - Beaten - 4 hours
Rescue Team 3 - Beaten - 3 hours
Unreal Tournament 2004 - Beaten - 15 hours
House Flipper - Beaten - 63 hours

Games beaten: 12
Total game time: 293.5 hours
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2. Video Game: Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:215]
Video Game: Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
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Currently in progress from 2017

Metro: Last Light Redux (11.5 hours in 2017) - 2 hours [entry]
Cook, Serve, Delicious! (10.5 hours in 2017)

Hardcore list

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II - 15 hours [entry]
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne - 7 hours [entry]
Prey (2017) - 45 hours [entry]
Epistory - 9 hours [entry]
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Banished
Far Cry 3
Total War: Warhammer
Tyranny - 32 hours [entry]
Mythic Wonders: The Philosopher's Stone - 4.5 hours [entry]

Alternates

Black Mesa
Portal 2
Dear Esther

Other games

Seedship - 15 mins [entry]
SteamWorld Dig - 7 hours [entry]
The Room - 4 hours [entry]
Monument Valley - 1.5 hours [entry]
10000000 - 3 hours [entry]
You Must Build A Boat - 7.5 hours [entry]
Gridland - 5.5 hours [entry]

Hardcore Games completed - 6/10
Total Games completed - 14

Game time - 143 hours
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3. Video Game: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 [Average Rating:8.65 Overall Rank:58]
Video Game: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
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I'm building out my PS2 collection and need to play some new acquires and restart games I never finished back in the day. I went with all RPGs as I'm not sure which other games I'd have would actually take 50 hours to complete.

Misread and thought I need to spend 50+ hours on each game. Changes were made.

Hardcore:

NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona (at 20+ hours, easily have 40+ remaining)
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (2 hours)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
Steambot Chronicles*
The Warriors
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria

Hardcore Alternates:

Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
Star Wars: Battlefront (2004)*
Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure*


*restarts

12/31/2018 FINAL UPDATE
Well, my list wasn't even close. I started more than the following but these are all that I managed to finish. If I'm allowed to count my DLC (which took 30 hours and was truly a separate campaign) I made 5 games and 245 hours.

Mazes of Fate GBA RPG 25 hours
Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon GBA RPG 30 hours
Shining Force II Sega Genesis RPG 60 hours
Dying Light PS4 Open World Action 100 hours
Dying Light: The Following PS4 Open World Action 30 hours

Dying Light was great fun. I did try and start the Witcher 3 after it, but it didn't grab me. I suppose the totally different button combos didn't help. Weird that Heroes of Ruin did instead. It's a cheap Diablo clone on the 3DS, but entertaining enough that I'm easily 30% in already. I'll use it to unlearn the Dying Light muscle memory and then retry Witcher.
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4. Video Game: FTL: Faster Than Light [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:109]
Video Game: FTL: Faster Than Light
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FTL: Faster Than Light - start at 44 Minutes - goal: finish it with at least 3 different ships - Status: finished the game with 1 ship
Tales of Symphonia - start at 8 hours - goal: finish the main story
Final Fantasy VII - start at 2 hours - goal: finish the main story
Secret of Mana (1993) - remastered Steam version - goal: finish the main story
Legend of Grimrock - start at 5 hours - goal: finish the main story
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - start at 11 hours - goal: finish the main story
Eon Altar: Episode 1 – The Battle for Tarnum - start at 0 hours - goal: finish the main story (maybe even all 3 episodes) with friends.
Dungeons of Dredmor - start at 20 hours - goal: kill the endboss
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - finished after approx. 8 hours.

Finished games: 1
Accumulated playtime: ~8 hours
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5. Video Game: Kingdom Hearts [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:232]
Video Game: Kingdom Hearts
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Hardcore:

1. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PC) (201-300 challenge) (completed 7/21/18 - 46 hrs)
2. Kingdom Hearts (PS2) (201-300 challenge) (completed 1/12/18 - 50 hrs, 33.5 hrs prior to 2018)
3. Kingdom Hearts II (PS3) (201-300 challenge) (completed 3/21/18 - 38.5 hrs)
4. BioShock 2 (PC) (201-300 challenge) (completed 4/25/18 - 26 hrs)
5. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PS3; 2003) (201-300 challenge) (completed 5/19/18 - 11.25 hrs)
6. Game of Thrones - Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers (PC) (completed 1/3/18 - 2 hrs)
7. Game of Thrones - Episode 6: The Ice Dragon (PC) (completed 1/5/18 - 2 hrs)
8. Mass Effect (PC) (completed 3/26/28 - 40 hrs, 17.75 hrs prior to 2018)
9. Mass Effect 2 (PS3) (see pt. 2)
10. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (PC) (completed 2/4/18 - 35.25 hrs in 2018, 9 hrs prior to 2018)

Alternates:

1. Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director's Cut (android) (completed 3/15/18 - 34.55 hrs in 2018, 1.5 hrs prior to 2018)
2. Portal 2 (PS3) (see pt. 2)
3. Star Ocean: The Second Story (PS) (completed 2/12/18 - 66.75 hrs, 32.75 hrs prior to 2018)

Hardcore Pt. 2:

1. Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished (PC) (completed 11/10/18 - 7.25 hrs)
2. Tomb Raider (1996) (PC) (completed 8/18/18 - 26 hrs)
3. Wild Arms 2 (PS) (completed 8/15/18 - 57.5 hrs, 34 hrs prior to 2018)
4. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (PC) (*completed 11/11/18 - 28 hrs)
5. Legend of Grimrock (PC)
6. Brütal Legend (PC)
7. Brave Story: New Traveler (PSP) (completed 8/3/18 - 35.25 hrs, 12.25 hrs prior to 2018)
8. Final Fantasy IX (PS) (completed 10/10/18 - 63.25 hrs, 22.25 hrs prior to 2018)
9. Mass Effect 2 (PS3) (15 hrs prior to 2018)
10. Skyborn (PC) (completed 11/17/18 - 11 hrs, 1.25 hrs prior to 2018)

Alternates Pt. 2:

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Child of Light (PC) (speedruns, completed 11/2/18 - 4.25 hrs; ...; 12/30/18 - 1.5 hrs)
2. Portal 2 (PS3) (completed 11/27/18 - 12.25 hrs)
3. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (PC) (completed 7/22/18 - 2.5 hrs)

Others:

Final Fantasy VII (PS) (completed 2/17/18 - 10.25 hrs in 2018, 47.5 hrs prior to 2018)
Final Fantasy II (Java ME) (completed 5/15/18 - 30 hrs, 6.5 hrs prior to 2018)
Final Fantasy 3 (2006) (PC) (completed 5/28/18 - 50 hrs, 3 hrs prior to 2018)
Beyond the Beyond (PS) (completed 6/2/18 - 48.25 hrs, 40.5 hrs prior to 2018)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland (GBA) (completed 11/28/18)
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) (completed 12/24/18 - 72.25 hrs, 20 hrs prior to 2018)
Final Fantasy VIII (PC) (11.5 hrs in 2018)
Suikoden III (PS2) (68.75 hrs prior to 2018)
Suikoden IV (PS2) (34.5 hrs prior to 2018)
American McGee's Alice (PC or PS3)
Alice: Madness Returns (PS3)
Assassin's Creed (PS3)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC)
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter (PC)

Total completed games: 27
Hardcore completed: 12
Hardcore Pt. 2 completed: 10
Total game time: 585+ hours
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6. Video Game: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:436]
Video Game: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
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HARDCORE CHALLENGE LIST:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider - 12 hrs (beaten GL item)
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Mad Max - played 21 hrs
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - 32 hrs (beaten GL item)
Batman: Arkham Origins
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
Hexcells Infinite - 7 hrs (GL item)
Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt - 45 minutes (GL item)
Hitman: The Complete First Season (Patient Zero campaign) - 30 hrs of Hitman this year (Beaten games GL item)
Alternates:
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough - 3 hrs (link to games beaten GL item)
Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017) - 10 hrs (beaten Games GL item)
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger - 4 hrs

Other Beaten games in 2018:
Battle of Polytopia
Civilization V
- 10 hrs
Epistory
- 4 hrs
Hexcells Plus - 6 hrs
Clustertruck - 5 hrs
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Jurassic Park Builder
Shadowrun Returns
20XX
SimCity 4
Transcendence
Civilization IV
To the Moon
- 4 hrs
Limbo - 2.5 hrs
The Purring Quest - 1.5 hrs
Doom
Doom II
Final Doom
Castlevania: Simon's Destiny
Chrono Trigger
- 30 hrs
Dungeons 2 - 18 hrs
Western Press - 30 min
Gauntlet - 8 hrs
Super Mario World - 1 hr
SUPERHOT - 1.5 hrs
SUPERHOT VR - 1.5 hrs


Other games I want to play:
Master of Orion/Remnants of the Precursors/Endless Space I/II
Endless Legend / Civ4: Fall from Heaven 2 / Warlock Master of the Arcane
Metro 2033 Redux
XCOM: Enemy Within
SWAT 3/4
Might & Magic: Dark Messiah
Alien Isolation
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
NeonXSZ/Sublevel Zero/Descent Underground/Overload/Aquanox
GALAK-Z
Dirt Rally
Gauntlet
Homefront
Apotheon
Dex
Furi
Dead Space
Rage
SimCity 4 / Cities:Skylines / SimCity 2013
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
Bloodbath Kavkaz
Prey
Western Press
Overwatch
Diablo III
Deltarune
Destiny 2
Hitman 2
Iji
Arkham Origins/Knight

RTS:
StarCraft / StarCraft II Nova campaign
Total Annihilation
Homeworld: Remastered
Star Wars: Empire at War
Sins of a Solar Empire
Command & Conquer: Generals
Dungeon Keeper 2 / Dungeons 2 / War for the Overworld / Dungeons 3
Grey Goo
Company of Heroes 2
Age of Empires II / III
Tooth and Tail

Link to last year's challenge item.
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7. Video Game: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:324]
Video Game: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
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HARDCORE COMPLETE: 100% Complete!
TOTAL GAMES COMPLETE: 11
TOTAL HOURS spent on Completed Video Games in 2018: 130.35

HARDCORE
Microbadge: Steam user The Whispered World Hours = 6.0 (ignoring previous 11.0 hours) Done! Read about it here!
Microbadge: Steam user Obduction Hours = 0.0 (ignoring previous 7.5 hours)
Microbadge: Intellivision fan Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin Hours = 3.0 Done! Read about it here!
Microbadge: Commodore 64 fan Colossal Cave Adventure Hours = 6.5 (Aiming for a score of over 300.) Done! Read about it here!
Microbadge: Steam user Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Hours = 21.0 Done! Read about it here!
Microbadge: Steam user Desktop Dungeons Hours = 14.0
Microbadge: Steam user Transistor Hours = 12.1 Done! Read about it here!
Microbadge: Steam user Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan Hours = 6.0 Done! Read about it here!
Microbadge: Steam user Grim Legends 3: The Dark City Hours = 4.0 Done! Read about it here!
Microbadge: Windows user/Microbadge: Linux user Minecraft Hours = 47.0 - when I've made my own potion stand from a blaze rod I have harvested myself I'll consider this beaten. Done! Read about it here!

ALTERNATES
Microbadge: Windows user Cute Knight Hours = 18.75 - when I have all the endings I'll consider this beaten! Done! Read about it here!
Microbadge: Steam user Monster Loves You Hours = 3.0 (ignoring previous 4.0 hours) - when I have all the endings I'll consider this beaten. Done! Read about it here!
Microbadge: Steam user Riven Hours = 0.0 (ignoring previous 5.9 hours)

NON-HARDCORE COMPLETIONS (ongoing)
Microbadge: Interactive Fiction fan Gaucho - An Interactive Geek Western Hours = 3 Done! Read about it here!

HOPEFULS (ongoing)
Microbadge: Kindle Fire enthusiast Candy Crush Saga Hours = 100+ (it will be harder to track this, given I don't have it as a Steam game) I'll consider this beat when I've made it 1/2 of the way through all the levels (currently that means getting to level 1787 - and I am on level 1357)
Microbadge: Steam user Skyrim Hours = 16.0 (ignoring previous 227 hours) I'll consider this beat when I have all the achievements.
Microbadge: DOSBox user Castles II: Siege & Conquest Hours = 2.5
Microbadge: DOSBox user Dungeon Keeper Hours = 2.0
Microbadge: Windows user Castle of the Winds Hours = 2.0
Microbadge: Steam user Crusader Kings II Hours = 1.0 (ignoring previous 1.8 hours) I'll consider this beat when I have all the achievements... this will take years.
Microbadge: Steam user Starseed Pilgrim Hours = 1.0 (ignoring previous 13 hours)
Microbadge: DOSBox user Curse of Enchantia Hours = 0.5
Microbadge: DOSBox user The Black Cauldron Hours = 0.5
Microbadge: DOSBox user Crystals of Arborea Hours = 0.5
Microbadge: Commodore 64 fan Leather Goddesses of Phobos Hours = 0.5
Microbadge: Unix user Battlestar Hours = 0.5
Microbadge: Steam user Card Hunter Hours = 0.0 (ignoring previous 2.1 hours)
Microbadge: Steam user Terraria Hours = 0.0 (ignoring previous 58 hours) I'll consider this beat when I've killed Skeletron.
Microbadge: Windows user Morrowind Hours = 0.0 I'll consider this beat when I have finished the main quest.

HOPEFULS (new!)
Microbadge: Steam user Quern - Undying Thoughts Hours = 0.0
Microbadge: Good Old Games fan Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero Hours = 0.0
Microbadge: Good Old Games fan Grim Fandango Remastered Hours = 0.0 (it will be harder to track this, given it is not a Steam game)
Microbadge: Steam user Long Live the Queen Hours = 0.0 (ignoring previous 11.8 hours) - I won't consider this beat until I have filled in all the images from getting all possible endings.
Microbadge: Steam user Torchlight II Hours = 0.0
Microbadge: Steam user Paper Dungeons Hours = 0.0
Microbadge: Good Old Games fan Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Hours = 0.0
Microbadge: Good Old Games fan Gray Matter Hours = 0.0
Microbadge: Good Old Games fan Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura Hours = 0.0
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This is my entry!

This year I am also participating in the hardcore part, even if have never completed the previous ones!

This year my "hardcore" games will not be as tough, long or difficult as you could actually call them "hardcore" - no I will use the term hardcore in another way (no, it's not my dirty mind talking!): I will be entering a for me kind of uncharted territory: Visual Novels!
That's right! I have planned for some time that I would play some of my many (unplayed!) visual novels to try out the genre.

"Hardcore" list: Playtime 2,739 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - A Wild Catgirl Appears! - 71 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Hustle Cat - 241 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Animal Lover - 780 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Anime Studio Simulator - 192 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Beach Bounce - 227 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Club Life - 120 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Games&Girls - 120 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Getaway Island - 241 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - The Leisure of Grisaia - 57 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - NEKOPARA Vol. 0 - 51 minutes
Alternatives:
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - NEKOPARA Vol. 1 - 349 minutes
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Other games: Playtime 20,134 minutes
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Microbadge: Android user - Narcissu - 153 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: I play games through GOG Galaxy - Blackguards - 73 minutes in 2018 (2,076 minutes in total)
Microbadge: Windows 10 user - My Sex Slave is a Classmate - 171 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Amphora - 217 minutes
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Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Viking Brothers - 542 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Bus Driver - 349 minutes in 2018 (444 minutes in total)
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Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - 1849 - 402 minutes in 2018
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Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Empire: Total War - 308 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Space Girls - 152 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - XXZ - 89 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 user - Big Mutha Truckers 2 - 597 minutes

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Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: I play games through GOG Galaxy - Far Cry 2 - 2,136 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: I play games through GOG Galaxy - Pilot Brothers - 81 minutes
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Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Japanese School Life - 480 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Kimmy - 116 minutes

Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Lost Girl's Diary - 55 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: I play games through GOG Galaxy - Chaos on Deponia - 499 minutes
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Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Aurora Nights - 45 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - The Mammoth: A Cave Painting - 4 minutes
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Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Book Series: Alice in Wonderland - 169 minutes
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Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Uplay user - Far Cry 3 - 1,825 minutes

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Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Ryse: Son of Rome - 350 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Happy Campers - 311 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Uplay user - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown - 734 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - A summer promise to forever - 150 minutes
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Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Uplay user - Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China - 463 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Uncanny Valley - 102 minutes
Microbadge: DOSBox userMicrobadge: I play games through GOG Galaxy - Battle Chess - 83 minutes

Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - XXX Puzzle - 129 minutes
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Microbadge: DOSBox userMicrobadge: I play games through GOG Galaxy - Battle Chess 4000 - 25 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: I play games through GOG Galaxy - Delta Force: Black Hawk Down - 559 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Christmas party - 27 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Hentai Shooter 3D: Christmas Party - 40 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Морозный поцелуй - 24 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - Sakura Santa - 140 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Uplay user - Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India - 385 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 user - Sakura Christmas Party - 97 minutes

Microbadge: PC user - Strip Fighter II - 13 minutes
Microbadge: Windows 10 userMicrobadge: Steam user - England Exchange - 272 minutes

Total playtime = 381 hours 8 minutes (22,868 minutes)
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9. Video Game: Super Mario Odyssey [Average Rating:8.56 Overall Rank:65]
Video Game: Super Mario Odyssey
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Super Mario Odyssey - beaten January 24 (12 hours)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - beaten March 7 (47 hours)
Yooka-Laylee - beaten January 16 (18 hours)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
EarthBound - beaten January 12 (47 hours in 2018)
Xenoblade Chronicles - beaten October 30 (115 hours)
Grand Theft Auto IV
Gears of War
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - beaten January 21 (3 hours)
Castle Crashers - beaten January 14 (8 hours)

Alts:

CastleStorm - beaten February 13 (8 hours)
Deponia - beaten May 12 (10 hours)
Broforce - beaten September 20 (6 hours)

Other games:

Super Mario Bros. - time unknown
Super Mario Bros. 3 - time unknown
StarCraft - 27 hours
StarCraft: Brood War - 39 hours
Backgammon - a few minutes
Istanbul: Digital Edition - 4 hours
NBA Jam (2010) - 7 hours
Alhambra - 10 hours
Cat Quest - 7 hours
Metal Slug - 1 hour
Felix the Cat - half an hour
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - 5 hours
Metal Slug 2 - 1 hour
Milon's Secret Castle - 3 hours
Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures - 5 hours
Home Alone (SNES) - 1 hour
Krusty's Super Fun House - 11 hours
Bill & Ted's Excellent Game Boy Adventure - 2 hours
The Humans - 6 hours

10/10 challenge games beaten!
29 game beaten total
403 hours total
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10. Video Game: Dishonored 2 [Average Rating:8.19 Overall Rank:771]
Video Game: Dishonored 2
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1 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (29)
2 Dishonored 2 (20)
3 Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (11)
4 Fallout 4 (73)
5 Layers of Fear (3)
6 Middle-earth: Shadow of War (36)
7 Shadowrun Returns (42)
8 Sniper Elite III (11)
9 SOMA (10)
0 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (31)

a Dragon Age: Origins (75)
a Mass Effect (26)
a Torchlight II (25)

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Last year I was able to complete my list. I'm slowly getting my backlog smaller. I was thinking of putting some shorter games on here but not sure if I would enjoy them or not. These games are all games I'm looking forward to playing. My main goal is to have fun.
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11. Video Game: Monster Hunter: World [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:1048]
Video Game: Monster Hunter: World
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= Unplayed
= Playing
= Completed
- = Abandoned

Hardcore Challenge:

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (20 Hours)
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (25 Hours)
God Eater 2: Rage Burst (40 Hours)
Monster Hunter: World (100 Hours)
Ōkami HD(20 Hours)
RiME (5 Hours)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5 (250 Hours)
Titanfall 2 (6 Hours)
Toukiden 2 (35 Hours)
Undertale (6 Hours)

Alternatives:

Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Lili
Stardew Valley

Total Hours: 507 Hours
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12. Video Game: Slime Rancher [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:3130]
Video Game: Slime Rancher
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Among those in consideration for my 2018 HC list:

Owned:
Slime Rancher
Assassin's Creed: Origins
Guardians of the Galaxy Complete Season
The Witness (2016)
West of Loathing
What Remains of Edith Finch
Wolfenstein: The New Order
The Sexy Brutale
Little Nightmares
Halo 3: ODST
Halo 2
Halo 3
Doki Doki Literature Club!

Not owned but released:
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Not released:
GreedFall
Far Cry 5
Vampyr
Monster Hunter: World
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13. Video Game: The Talos Principle [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:599]
Video Game: The Talos Principle
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Currently in progress and planning to complete:
Witcher 3 (XBOne) - Finished 1/1/17, 11.5 hrs played in 2018
Red Dead Redemption (XB360) - Stopped playing soon after crossing the border, may have to start over if I can't get my bearings, will update with total hrs later
Dying Light (Steam) - 20 hours played in 2017, co-op with friends, seems like there is still quite a bit of the story remaining
Persona 3 (PS2) - I may have to start this one over, haven't played in over a year, not sure I can pick it up where I left off

Hardcore list:
The Talos Principle (Steam) - Finished 1/7/18, 21 hrs played
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) - Began 1/6/18, in progress
Bayonetta (XB360)
Undertale (Steam)
Hacknet (Steam)
Uplink (Steam)
Banjo Tooie (XB360)
Broken Age (Steam)
Persona 4 (PS2)
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)

Alternates:
Bioshock Infinite (Steam)
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Xenoblade Chronicles (3DS)

Bonus goal for myself:
Stop being bad and complete a Zachtronics game (TIS-100, SpaceChem, SHENZHEN I/O, or Infinifactory)

Extra games:
Inside (Steam)- completed this a couple more times for the game club event, 4 hrs
The Sexy Brutale (Steam) - also completed for game club, 6 hrs
Civilization V (Steam) - played this for the first time, won on the default settings (6 civs, Chieftain difficulty), 15 hrs
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14. Video Game: Prey (2017) [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:592]
Video Game: Prey (2017)
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Feeling good about this list and excited for gaming in 2018!

= Unplayed
= Playing
= Completed
sauron = Abandoned


Prey (20 hours)
Final Fantasy VII - 50 hours
Gravity Rush Remastered - 20 hours
Earthbound - 30 hours
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider - 15 hours
Lost Pig - 2 hours
Yakuza Kiwami - 35 hours
. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (15 hours)
Super Mario World - 8 hours
Counterfeit Monkey - 12 hours

Alternates:

Secret of Mana - 30 hours
Super-Punchout!!- 1 hour
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (8 hours)
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15. Video Game: Europa Universalis IV [Average Rating:8.55 Overall Rank:192] [Average Rating:8.55 Unranked]
Video Game: Europa Universalis IV
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Looking forward to doing this challenge in 2018. Been wanting to play more videogames so this is great for me.

Hardcore list:
1. EU4 (survive to 1821)
2. Alien: Isolation
3. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4. Inside
5. XCOM 2
6. The Sexy Brutale
7. Design Home (set design value target)
8. Clash Royale (get to certain arena level)
9. Rocket League
10. The Oregon Trail

Alternates:
a. Puzzles and Dragons
b. World of Tanks
c. Mirror's Edge

EDITED -- NOT YET CONFIRMED/STARTED

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16. Video Game: Borderlands 2 [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:93]
Video Game: Borderlands 2
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I'm in again this year.. though once again I won't be doing a hardcore list as it turned out not to be that much fun.. so as per last year I'll just play and complete games as I feel like it.

Borderlands 2 could easily be one of those games as I've been playing it through with Rudy, but it now looks like we won't finish it in 2017.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - 7 hours in 2018 (51 hours in total) - beaten
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death - 10.3 hours in 2018 - beaten
Rayman Legends - 62 hours in 2018 - beaten
Borderlands 2 - 14 hours in 2018 - beaten
Borderlands - 25 hours in 2018 - beaten
Borderlands 2 - Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty - 9 hours in 2018 - beaten
Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned - 4 hours in 2018 - beaten
A Story About My Uncle - 3 hours in 2018 - beaten
Mad Max (2015) - 70 hours in 2018 - beaten
Monument Valley - 2 hours in 2018 - beaten
Monument Valley 2 - 2 hours in 2018 - beaten
Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx - 12 hours in 2018 - beaten


Games Beaten : 12
Hours in 2018 : 220 hours



Transistor - 1.5 hours in 2018

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17. Video Game: Rocket League [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:273]
Video Game: Rocket League
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Let's Rocket into 2018!

Hardcore List:
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: Microbadge: Steam userDishonored ~ 5 hours
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: Microbadge: Steam userFar Cry 3 ~ COMPLETED: 20.5 hrs
: Microbadge: Good Old Games fanGrim Fandango Remastered*
: Microbadge: Windows userHyper Light Drifter* ~ 1.5 hrs
: Microbadge: Steam userKing's Quest (2016) Complete*** ~ COMPLETED: 16.5 hrs
: Microbadge: Steam userThe Sexy Brutale ~ COMPLETED: 5 hrs

Alternates:
: Microbadge: Steam userPillars of Eternity
: Microbadge: Steam userRecettear: An Item Shop's Tale
: Microbadge: Windows userLegrand Legacy

Casual Play**:
: Microbadge: Nintendo Switch fanMario Kart 8 ~ 2 hrs
: Microbadge: Nintendo Switch fanSuper Mario Odyssey ~ 5 hrs
: Microbadge: Nintendo Switch fanSplatoon 2 ~ 1 hr
: Microbadge: Nintendo Switch fanHyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition ~ COMPLETED: 125 hrs
: Microbadge: Steam userRocket League ~ 17.5 hrs
: Microbadge: Steam userCorona Blossom Vol. 3: Journey to the Stars ~ COMPLETED: 3 hrs
: Microbadge: Steam userDuck Game ~ 0.5 hrs
: Microbadge: Steam userSakura Agent ~ COMPLETED: 2 hrs
: Microbadge: Steam userAscendant Hearts ~ COMPLETED: 3 hrs
: Microbadge: Steam userFatal Twelve ~ COMPLETED: 22 hrs
: Microbadge: Steam userSlime Rancher ~ COMPLETED: 24 hrs
: Microbadge: Steam userSenran Kagura: Bon Appetit! ~ 1 hr
: Microbadge: I will never stop playing SNES!Microbadge: Windows userSuper Castlevania IV ~ 0.5 hrs
: Microbadge: I will never stop playing SNES!Microbadge: Windows userDonkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest ~ 1 hr
: Microbadge: Windows userCounterfeit Monkey ~ 4 hrs

Hardcore Total Hours in 2018: 60
Casual Total Hours in 2018: 216.5
Grand Total 2018 Hours: 276.5

*These games I have played partway already but never completed and I have either not gone in far enough or it has been long enough since I last played that I think it makes sense to start completely from scratch.

**Casual Play denotes anything not played for Hardcore. Judging from the estimated time for each casual play will likely be required to reach 200 hours for this year as the Hardcore list isn't sufficient for that on its own. // New as of 2/9: Anything in Casual is fair game for other challenges. Unless others think I shouldn't reference them here.

***Game doesn't match locked post as made mistake originally. Please refer to King's Quest Complete in locked post as King's Quest (2016) Complete


Final Grade: D-
Total Games Completed: 8
Games Completed from Hardcore: 3
Hours Total: 276.50


Welp. That was a failure on my part. I squandered the year especially halfway through. I have no excuses. Bleh.
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18. Video Game: Remember Me [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3519]
Video Game: Remember Me
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Might as well propose a hardcore list, no problem if I don't succeed

1. Bastion (PS4) Abandoned.
2. Transistor (PS4) Beaten: 6 hours.
3. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PS4) Beaten: 9 hours.
4. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PS3) Abandoned.
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Champions' Ballad (WiiU)
6. Bully (Wii)
7. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4)
8. The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles (PS3) Beaten: 27:20 hours in 2018.
9. Remember Me (PS3)
10. The Talos Principle - Road to Gehenna (PS4)

Alternates

11. Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4) Beaten: 24 hours in 2018.
12. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) Beaten: 24 hours in 2018.
13. NieR: Automata Endings A,B,C,D,E (PS4) Beaten: 39 hours.

Other games

14. Heavenly Sword (PS3) Abandoned.
15. Beyond Good & Evil (PS3)
16. Tales of Graces (PS3)
17. Final Fantasy X-2 (PS3)
18. Ōkami (PS3) Already played 2:10 hours in 2017.
19. Prince of Persia (2008) (PS3)
20. Endless Ocean (Wii)
21. F1 2016 (PS4)
22. Hitman Go (iOS)
23. DOOM (2016) (PS4)
24. Mass Effect (PS3) Beaten: 34.3 hours.
25. Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut (Steam) Abandoned.
26. Inside (Steam) Beaten: 6 hours.
27. The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine (PS3)
28. Firewatch (PS4) Beaten: 4 hours.
29. NieR Endings B,C,D (PS3) Beaten: 10.2 hours in 2018.
30. Through the Ages (Steam) Beaten: 2.0 hours.
31. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PS4) Beaten: 6.0 hours.
32. Fallout 4 (PS4)
33. Mass Effect 2 (PS3) Beaten 63.4 hours.
34. Tomb Raider (2013) (PS3) Beaten 20.0 hours.
35. Race for the Galaxy (Steam) Beaten 0.5 hours.
36. God of War (2018) (PS4) Beaten 20.0 hours.
37. The Order 1886 (PS4)
38. Uncharted 4 (PS4)
39. Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (PS4)
40. Wolfenstein New Order (PS4)
41. Black Ops 3 (PS4)
42. Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)
43. Horizon Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds (PS4)
44. Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4) Beaten 30.0 hours.
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19. Video Game: Inside [Average Rating:8.29 Overall Rank:354]
Video Game: Inside
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Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future. H.G. Wells
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Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. Chief Seattle
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Inside
Chrono Trigger
Super Mario Run (all pink coins)
Wind Waker
Brothers: Tale Two Sons
Tomb Raider
Mega Man X
Guacamelee
Dust Elysian Tale
Superhot (alternate)

Abandoned
Prince of Persia Sands of Time

Inside: 12 hours
Super Mario Run: 20 hours (much more than that)
Mega Man X: 30 hours
Wind Waker: 40 hours
Brothers: 5 hours
Guacamelee: 20 hours
Tomb Raider: 40 hours
Superhot: 7 hours
Chrono Trigger: 50 hours
Dust Elysian Tail: 40 hours

263 hours


Other games I'd like to play

Jade Empire
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Portal 2
Superhot
Kingdom Hearts
Hollow Knight
Shovel Knight
Rogue Legacy
Metroid Prime 2
Bioshock 2
Cuphead
The Witness
Xenoblade Chronicles
Last Story
South Park Stick
Last Dream

Some thoughts:

All the hype around Breath of the Wild has made me yearn to return to Hyrule. So I will be picking up the series where I left off.

I have recently rediscovered my love affair with JRPG's. Going back to pick up Chrono Trigger which has heretofore slipped through the cracks.

Super Mario Run is included as I like having one mobile game on the list so that not all games require my personal free time to accomplish. I can use downtime to play this.

Limbo is one of my favorite games of all time ever. Very much looking forward to playing Inside by the same developer.
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20. Video Game: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5 [Average Rating:9.27 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:9.27 Unranked]
Video Game: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5
Amy (Other Amy)
United States
Denver
Colorado
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I had to suspend video games a couple of times in 2017, and I'm still on hiatus at the moment, but if I get myself together again, I like having a place to chronicle my misadventures in video games. No hardcore this year; whatever I feel like playing is what I should be playing when I'm able. I have a lot of really great games that I'm really looking forward to if I can just get there.

January
Final Fantasy XII I got tired of being tired here in the last weekend of January and opened my copy of FFXII: The Zodiac Age to discover a power leveler's paradise. The availability of the Trial mode from the first save allows for immediate gil farming, LP farming, and near immediate exp farming. (The advantage of having a stockpile of LP and levels at the outset is not having to worry about party swapping to level inactive characters later.) My favorite Final Fantasy play through ever is my gang of thieves play of FFX, where the Monster Arena provided a nice outlet for all those overpowered weapons and loot. The Trials appear to immediately offer the same type of challenge, so I'm already mapping my way to that. Not sure if I'll be able to continue this right now (because obsession!) but I had an enjoyable weekend.
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21. Video Game: Osiris: New Dawn [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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United States
North Adams
Massachusetts
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I'm not hardcoring; I liked giving up on the hardcore list this past year and just playing whatever games I felt like in the moment, rather than slogging through a game I wasn't in the mood for just because it was on my list.

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Update - BEATEN GAMES:

* Hearthstone: Kobolds and Catacombs and Hearthstone: The Witchwood
I beat all of the single-player content with all classes. These are actually really fun, require zero monetary investment, and in my opinion are the best way to play Hearthstone.

* Mass Effect 2 - 41 hours.
A solid sequel to the original, I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

* Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - 18 hours.
Some fun to be had, but it was all more on rails than I liked.

* Renegade Ops - Coldstrike DLC - with Ken
This was a cute extension to the main campaign, but basically more of the same.

* Mass Effect 3 - 42 Hours
While I think I preferred the first two games in the trilogy, this was still a good game worth playing.

* Tales of Escape - 1 hour, w/Ken, Rudy, and Bobby
A co-op escape room. We barely beat it in time!

* Mass Effect: Andromeda - probably 60ish hours?
Technically beautiful in terms of graphics and combat, this game was somehow not as fun as I wanted, and didn't live up to the original trilogy for me.

* Torment: Tides of Numenera - 32 hours
Phenomenal writing worthy of the original.

* Virginia - 2 hours
A short game, walking-sim-esque, but compelling.

* Orwell - 5 hours
Also short but good, the game I wanted Papers, Please to be.

* Digital: A Love Story - 2 hrs
Not terribly impressive, but at least it was free.

* Professor McLogic Saves the Day - 6.5 hrs.
If you like logic puzzles, this game is amazing.

* Headlander - 10 hours
A hilarious metroidvania I can't recommend enough.

End of year quick edit:

ALSO BEAT:

Shadowrun Returns
Shadowrun Dragonfall
Shadowrun HongKong
Oh my god look at the knight


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22. Video Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Average Rating:8.51 Overall Rank:13]
Video Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Waggly Bean
United Kingdom
Walsall
West Midlands
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Carrying on with my 360 backlog.

Hardcore List
01 American McGee's Alice thumbsdown ABANDONED
02 Assassin's Creed: Rogue 17 hours 10 mins
03 Darksiders
04 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (49 hours in 2017) 137 hours in 2018
05 Ghostbusters: The Video Game
06 Portal 2
07 Red Dead Redemption
08 Resident Evil - Code: Veronica thumbsdown ABANDONED
09 Saints Row IV 20 hours 45 mins
10 XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Hardcore Alternatives
01 Alan Wake
02 Lollipop Chainsaw 8 hours
03 The Walking Dead: Season 2

Hardcore playtime: 182 hours 55 minutes

Extras
01 Medal of Honour: Airborne 8 hours 40 mins
02 Shoot 1UP 20 mins
03 Quiet, Please! 20 mins
04 Quiet Christmas 30 mins
05 DLC Quest 35 mins
06 DLC Quest 2 1 hour 15 mins
07 Candy, Please! 1 hour 30 mins
08 Vintage Hero 1 hour 35 mins
09 Trine 6 hours 10 mins

Extra playtime: 20 hours 55 mins

TOTAL PLAYTIME: 203 hours 50 mins

Hardcore Games Complete: 4
Total Games Complete: 13
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23. Video Game: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:1377]
Video Game: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Gabe Hawkins
United States
Virginia
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Time played in 2018: 659 hours
Games Beaten in 2018: 24
Hardcore List Games Beaten: 10/10*


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Hardcore List
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - 11.5 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Assassin's Creed: Origins - 44 hours
Microbadge: Steam user: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: South Park: The Fractured But Whole - 22 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age - 36.5 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation Vita fan: Persona 4: Golden - 98 hours
Microbadge: Nintendo Switch fan: Fire Emblem Warriors - 13.5 hours
Microbadge: Nintendo Switch fan: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (12 hours in 2017) - Abandoned
Microbadge: PlayStation Vita fan: Bad Apple Wars - 14 hours

Alternates
Microbadge: PlayStation Vita fan: Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster - 51 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - 32 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation Vita fan: Ys Origin - 27 hours

Additional Games Played/Beaten in 2018
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Not a Hero - 2.5 hours
Microbadge: Steam user: Dungeons & Dragons Online - 21 hours
Microbadge: Steam user: NASCAR '15 - 95 hours
Microbadge: Steam user: Civilization V - 12 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation Vita fan: Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony - 42 hours
Microbadge: Nintendo 3DS fan: Metroid: Samus Returns - 11.5 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: NBA 2K18 - 4 hours
Microbadge: Nintendo 3DS fan: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - 6.5 hours
Microbadge: I will never stop playing SNES!: Super Punch-Out!! - 3 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - 47 hours
Microbadge: I will never stop playing SNES!: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - 9 hours
Microbadge: Nintendo Switch fan: Stardew Valley - 5 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation Vita fan: Undertale - 7 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Spyro Reignited Trilogy - 32 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Don't Knock Twice - 3.5 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Layers of Fear - 5.5 hours
Microbadge: PlayStation 4 fan: Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition - 31 hours

Legend
- Beaten/Completed
- In Progress
- Not Yet Played
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