As history repeats itself right here on my blog, once again I played very little from my intended playlist as planned at the start of 2019. Will I learn from this? No, I shall give the list a shake and roll it forward anyway!
Played in 2019
1. Gears of War 4 – Xbox One
It’s still here! We still haven’t finished this but we did play a bit more. I’m sure this could be our year! Maybe we’ll jump straight to Gears 5 when we’re done.
2. Riven – Saturn
Hurrah, this was on my 2019 list, and I even completed it. Well done me. Reminder that MYST 3 should be on the list for 2020 then.
3. Quantum Break – Xbox One
I did try to play this, but abandoned it back in March due to it not being any good. Oh well.
4. The Witcher 3 – Xbox One
Another one I tried to play, but although it is undoubtedly a great game, it just wasn’t for me. I’ll stick to reading the books and now watching the TV show.
10 games for 2020
1. Super Metroid – Switch / SNES
Will be the third year for this on the list now, I’m more confident I’ll get to it with it now being playable on the Switch, but I’ve decided 2020 is the last time I plan to play it. If I don’t get to it this year it can go back on the shelf.
2. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void – PC
Keeping this on the list as well, just haven’t played enough PC games this year.
3. Fable Anniversary – Xbox One
Yep, let’s keep this too. I did make a bit of a start with it ahead of the discussion on the Original Xbox episode of the podcast, but I need to make more of an effort.
4. Indigo Prophecy: Fahrenheit – PS4
Another one being given its last chance in 2020. If I don’t get to it this year… blah blah.
5. Marvel’s Spider-man – PS4
Well I did get round to buying Spider-man towards the end of 2019, so I definitely intend to play it this year.
6. The Last Express – PC
“Last one on the list that I’ve brought with me from last year. Gotta have a train game!” – Think I’ll keep that quote from last year too…
7. Warcraft III: Reforged – PC
Warcraft III remains at the top of my All-Time Top 5 RTS Games post, although this remake got pushed back into January 2020 for release. Definitely ready to play it this year now.
8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Switch
Also due out this year after getting delayed in 2019, I’ll certainly be playing this from launch. Unlike this time last year, I now have the Switch ready for it.
9. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – Switch
One I picked up in December, hoping to get to it properly soon so it deserves a place here.
10. Myst III: Exile – PC
As promised after successfully playing Riven last year, let’s continue with more MYST. I think I’ll be playing on PC, but I do have a couple of console versions kicking around too.
2020 releases I’m looking forward too
Along with Warcraft III: Reforged and Animal Crossing, just a couple of other mentions:
1. Doom Eternal – PS4
Still looking forward to this, and I think we can expect it in 2020.
2. Halo Infinite – Xbox One / PC
I am interested to see more of this, although must concede that I still didn’t finish 4 or 5. I put that down to wanting to play co-op eventually though and having a bunch of games in the queue to clear first.
3. Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Xbox One
Really enjoyed the first game, so will definitely give this one a go. Specially as it’s coming to Game Pass.
4. Hollow Knight: Silksong
I’m not even sure this will make a 2020 release, but the first game is one of the best I’ve ever played so will be all over this when it does come out.