A quick glance over the 2018 post shows an almost complete failure to stick to the plan. I’ll just have a quick review of the few I did play from the list, then come up with a new list for 2019. I’m going to roll some forward, but still give it a refresh.
Played in 2018
1. Gears of War 4 – Xbox One
I think I’m slightly less than half way through this now, playing in co-op with my usual Gears & Halo buddy. Pretty sure we’ll wrap it up in 2019, and hopefully make a start on something else. Maybe Halo 3.
2. Skies of Arcadia Legends – Game Cube
I made a start on this, but wasn’t really in the mood. I’ve dropped it back into the ‘one day’ pile, and will consider it again at some point when I’m in the mood for an epic JRPG.
3. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PS4
Hurrah, a game from the list I played and completed during 2018! Loved it too. I think the next game, Wolfenstein: Young Blood, has the potential to be really good too, but I don’t expect I’ll get to it this year.
10 games for 2019
1. Super Metroid – Wii / SNES
One I’ve rolled forwards from last year. I think it was a bit soon after finishing Axiom Verge (and playing so much Castlevania for the podcast) to play this last year, but I think we’re getting there.
2. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void – PC
Another one carried over from 2018’s list. I know I’ll be hooked once I make a start but I just need to be in the mood for an RTS. I did already buy the remastered original game though, so I’ve got that to look forward to as well at some point.
3. Riven – Saturn
I scrapped this from a previous list due to difficulties getting it to run well on PC. All the MYST games have recently been re-released digitally, and may well now run much smoother. However, I picked up a mouse for my Saturn last year, so I have scraped Myst III from the list for now, and reinstated the Saturn version of Riven. Excellent.
4. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – GBA
Enough time has passed since the Castlevania episode, I think I’ll get to this soon. Good to have a handheld title on the list too.
5. Fable Anniversary
Picked this up a while ago and keep forgetting I’ve got it. I loved the second and third games but have somehow never played the original. This may be the year I sort that out!
6. Indigo Prophecy: Fahrenheit – PS4
Really intended to get to this last year, having bought the same game repeatedly and never played it.
7. Marvel’s Spider-man – PS4
The only game on my list that I don’t own already, I plan to buy this once I finish God of War. Hopefully won’t be too much longer on that. Comparisons between this Spider-man game and the Batman Arkham games are reassuring.
8. Quantum Break – Xbox One
Also from last year, I’m still looking forward to playing this.
9. The Last Express – PC
Last one on the list that I’ve brought with me from last year. Gotta have a train game!
10. The Witcher 3: Game of the Year – Xbox One
Only just picked this up during December. Not sure if I’ll take to it, but I plan on at least giving it a go during 2019.
2019 releases I’m looking forward too
This section was a bit of a washout last year, with only the Street Fighter Anniversary collection really catching my attention. Metro Exodus should be out in 2019 though, so I’ve kept it on the list for this year. Given the demise of Telltale, it’s unlikely Wolf Among Us 2 will ever appear.
1. Metro Exodus – PS4
I’m still worried that a shift to open world may ruin the tight experiences of the first two games, but I really like this world so I’m trying to be optimistic. Will keep an eye on the reviews before picking it up though.
2. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – PS4
I’m all in for this spiritual Castlevania sequel, hoping it lives up to the promise.
3. Doom Eternal – PS4
The previous game was a masterpiece, really looking forward to more of the same. Early footage has been promising.
4. Warcraft III: Reforged – PC
As you may imagine from my All-Time Top 5 RTS Games post, I’m pretty excited for this. I’m hoping to replay the full campaign again, and with a bit of luck, maybe play some multiplayer too.
5. Animal Crossing – Switch
Yeah I know. If one game can sell me a new Nintendo system though it’s a proper Animal Crossing game. Will see how the game looks when it comes out, but this is probably the only thing that could sell me a Switch at this point.