52 Games in 52 Weeks 2021

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  • Humperfunk 31 Dec 2020 21:39:01 8,436 posts
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    New thread for 2021!

    After never managing more than 38 (which I hit twice), 2020 I managed 72...! This year will be significantly less due to being back on exams but absolutely massacred the backlog! Still have about 100 games on it but severe progress made.
  • Rogueywon 31 Dec 2020 21:42:32 10,695 posts
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    After 3 consecutive failures, I completed this again in 2020. Guess lockdown was good for something.

    I've got a good few games on the go heading into 2021, but many of them are seriously long, so not sure how much of a flying start I'll get.
  • Malek86 31 Dec 2020 22:38:12 11,528 posts
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    Failed by a hair, 50 games. I could have completed it by choosing a couple super short games, but I made it a point not to play stuff just for the sake of this challenge.

    On a side note, sign me up again this year.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 1 Jan 2021 02:08:42 4,173 posts
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    A poor showing of 32 for me with a few long games that I didn't quite finish in time. I don't think I have achieved 35 yet and I keep planning shorter games and failing... Ah well, Call of the Sea on GP should be a quick first game for the year...
  • DUFFMAN5 1 Jan 2021 09:59:25 26,465 posts
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    I ended up with 30 completions last year (I only count a game once the credits roll) which was a huge improvement on my previous three years or 19,15 and 19 again. Obviously the huge amount of time I was furloughed helped with the task.

    As previous year I do not count games that I "park" I also count "episodic" games i.e. TWD as one game and not 5!...you know who you are lol and dlc unless stand alone is just added to the game it is for and not given its own entry.

    On that bombshell, let the playing and completions commence. My "main" game and first completion should be Immortals FR unless the platforming pisses me off too much as it has a good many times! otherwise a great game.
  • Bichii 1 Jan 2021 10:10:47 4,214 posts
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    Snap! Looks like I was also 30 looking at trophies.

    Dark souls
    Dark souls 2
    Dark souls 3
    Sekiro
    Bloodborne
    Nioh
    Nioh 2
    Jedi fallen order
    Cyberpunk
    Outer wilds
    Hyper light drifter
    Doom eternal
    Subnautica
    Deus ex
    Journey to the savage planet
    Remnant
    Tlou 2
    Terminator
    Hunt showdown
    Moving out
    Vermintide
    Wwz
    Control
    Hitman 2
    Lonely mountain
    Ghost of Tsushima
    Minecraft dungeons
    Metro exodus
    Samurai Jack
    Darkest dungeon
  • SamNunn92 1 Jan 2021 10:11:49 921 posts
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    I only managed 30 games in 2020, exactly the amount I managed the year before. At least it's consistent? House move coming up will mean I'm unlikely to get a good start on anything this year either despite picking up quite a few games in various sales.
  • DUFFMAN5 1 Jan 2021 10:20:42 26,465 posts
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    @Bichii
    Good work :)
    From your games I have completed JFO, Deus Ex, Ghost, Metro, Terminator (my ONLY Plat on ps, I did complete SOMA as well but no plat for that game!) and Minecraft Dungeons.

    I have played a further 7.
  • Bichii 1 Jan 2021 10:23:11 4,214 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 get on outer wilds and subnautica if you like those kind of things. Both brilliant. X
  • docrob 1 Jan 2021 11:08:45 1,720 posts
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    Set myself a target of 15 in 2020 (yeah, I know, but I donít have a lot of spare time) and fell short by 1. I did play through a couple of monsters though (starting with RDR2 may have been a mistake). Guess this yearís target is to beat that, then.
  • ghearoid 1 Jan 2021 11:41:29 3,677 posts
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    I managed sixteen completions in 2020 and I was happy with that as I tend to favour long-ass games like jrpgs and farming sims, so my 2021 target is going to be the same.

    It may not seem like much but I remember a time when I would complete precisely fuck all in a year, flitting from game to game with minimal progression.
  • Tomo 1 Jan 2021 13:22:03 18,829 posts
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    Having just signed up for the acronym thread, this one terrifies me every year. It's like gaming as a job. Be amazed if I finished many more than 10-15 games last year :(
  • Malek86 1 Jan 2021 18:40:48 11,528 posts
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    Let's get started then.

    1. 01/01 - Heretic II (PC) - 6/10

    Started it yesterday, finished today. A very short and forgettable end for Raven's series. I wonder if we'll ever see a reboot someday.

    Edited by Malek86 at 18:41:00 01-01-2021
  • Britesparc 1 Jan 2021 20:15:16 2,220 posts
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    I wouldn't be very surprised if, in over thirty years of gaming, I added together every game I'd ever completed and the total came to less than 52.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 2 Jan 2021 00:48:23 4,173 posts
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    1. Call of the Sea (PC) (1/1/21) (9/10)

    Played this on Gamepass and got both endings (not all secrets but may have a mop up run later as got 575/1000 Gamerscore).

    Pretty and atmospheric mystery/love story with a rare middle aged female lead (I suppose Edith Finch does too...) exploring a strange island near Tahiti to find her missing husband. A bit of walking sim (a little too slow to walk even with the run button) and a bunch of logic puzzles which mostly made sense (with 1 I had to guess on one chapter that didn't seem to fit the pattern). Story, voice acting, art style and music all work really well. Not overlong either. A few odd bugs on PC (or the MS version anyway where video clips of the husband narrating letters was always blank (and 1 bonus clip near the end I had to Youtube) and a clipping error where I got myself stuck were only real issues. Englsh subs didn't always match the 'letters' or speech bit this was by a small foreign devteam so forgivable.

    Worth a play if you like first person adventure games.

    Next may be a Halo or Gears 5 Hivebusters on PC and Yakuza 7 needs finished on PS4...
  • DUFFMAN5 2 Jan 2021 05:46:30 26,465 posts
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    @One_Vurfed_Gwrx
    You could have Hivebusters done in around 2.5/3hours. Excellent albeit pretty short dlc, good back story on the characters though 👍
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 2 Jan 2021 12:42:33 4,173 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    @One_Vurfed_Gwrx
    You could have Hivebusters done in around 2.5/3hours. Excellent albeit pretty short dlc, good back story on the characters though 👍
    Yeah, I enjoyed 5 and figured this would be short and pleasantly surprised it was included on GPU (of which I am doing the 3 month trial for a quid so prioritising GO stuff on PC for now)
  • Rens11 2 Jan 2021 14:55:36 1,858 posts
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    Managed 27 last year more than I was expecting. Just started Ghost of Tsushima and Doom Zero on switch and really enjoying both

    1)Shadows of the Damned Series X 17/01 (7/10)
    2)Gears of War Judgement Series X 18/01 (5/10)
    3)Gears of War Aftermath Series X 19/01 (6/10)

    Edited by Rens11 at 15:06:35 19-01-2021
  • Bichii 2 Jan 2021 15:02:21 4,214 posts
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    Do we post when to complete or during?

    Currently
    1) rise of the tomb raider
    2) transistor
    3) nioh 2 again
    Might add throne breaker.
  • DUFFMAN5 2 Jan 2021 15:37:53 26,465 posts
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    @Bichii
    Complete and with a "mini review" if you want. people have diff format but I go with (and as you know I'm bestest lol) fo example:

    1: Gears 5 (xbox) completed on 01/01/01 Score: 10/10

    blah,blah,love Gears blah,blah...

    You get the idea
  • Humperfunk 3 Jan 2021 00:05:48 8,436 posts
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    And we're off!

    #1 - 02/01 - The Last Campfire (PS5) Platinum

    Lovely little puzzle game, very enjoyable.

    Currently 40 hours into Assassin's Creed Valhalla, dabbling in FIFA21 and Fuser whilst working on the DLC of Overcooked 2 with my brother online.
  • docrob 3 Jan 2021 12:40:49 1,720 posts
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    Last year my January game was RDR2, and it took me a month to finish. I have learned nothing, so this year itís Cyberpunk.
  • DUFFMAN5 3 Jan 2021 13:39:58 26,465 posts
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    @docrob
    ;) I'm 30 odd hours into Fenyx Rising with no end in sight. I know the feeling.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 3 Jan 2021 18:24:19 4,173 posts
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    1. Call of the Sea (PC) (1/1/21) (9/10)
    2. Gears 5: Hivebusters (PC) (3/1/21) (9/10)

    Another Gamepass game, and nice to see a decent single player DLC for this style of game. More focussed than the main game, pretty environments, some cool set pieces and likable characters. Boss fight wasn't too annoying either. Finished with all 'collectibles' but missed 2 upgrades (on normal difficulty). Seems I was 30 minutes out from making this a 2nd Jan game too.

    Not sure what is next, maybe more shorter Gamepass games to give myself an unusual headstart.
  • minky-kong 4 Jan 2021 15:10:23 14,673 posts
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    Time to kick off another year...

    #1 04/01 Immortals Fenyx Rising

    Pretty good even if it's pretty much a massive BOTW rip-off. Some of the puzzle vaults are incredibly tedious, but I found the combat and exploration fun.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 5 Jan 2021 01:53:23 4,173 posts
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    1. Call of the Sea (PC) (1/1/21) (9/10)
    2. Gears 5: Hivebusters (PC) (3/1/21) (9/10)
    3. Carrion (PC) (4/1/21) (9/10)

    And another GamePass game done and dusted. Carrion, an action horror game where ypu play the tentacly monster. This game appealed from when I first saw it. The creature animation is lovely and the 16 bit style pixel art looks really nice. Very fitting sound effects too. The srory is pretty much visual but does the job. Gameplay is fun with a rnage of abilities unlocking as you progress and opening up new areas (Metroidvania style). Biggest flaw is the lack of a map can lead to confusion where to go next sometimes. Probably about 4-6 hours to complete which is enough to not get repetitive. Fun game.

    Next GP game, unknown, 2 months of it to take advantage of. Had a play kf Halo CE on MC Collection and it has aged badly (enjoyed it on Xbox release) but plan to play through them as never finished 2 nor played the rest.
  • Malek86 5 Jan 2021 10:47:50 11,528 posts
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    1. 01/01 - Heretic II (PC) - 6/10
    2. 05/01 - Duke Nukem Manhattan Project (PC) - 6/10

    Not as short as it looks, and somewhat repetitive after a while. I wonder if people in 2002 were still hyped for Duke Nukem Forever. Clearly this was just supposed to satisfy them for a while. It's not bad overall though, so... job done.
  • Rogueywon 6 Jan 2021 20:57:57 10,695 posts
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    1) 06/01 - Halo ODST (PC) - 7/10

    And I'm off. Continuing my co-op sweep through the Halo games. ODST is an odd one. I appreciate that it tried to be more narratively-ambitious than the usual "Shooty Spaceman vs the Evil Aliens" Bungie nonsense, but the game itself feels disjointed.

    Also, my god the visuals look a lot like Cyberpunk on the last-gen consoles.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 8 Jan 2021 00:04:00 4,173 posts
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    1. Call of the Sea (PC) (1/1/21) (9/10)
    2. Gears 5: Hivebusters (PC) (3/1/21) (9/10)
    3. Carrion (PC) (4/1/21) (9/10)
    4. Tell Me Why! (PC)
    4.1 Episode 1 (7/1/21) (8/10)

    Played through the first episode (on Gamepass) and enjoyed it. A few flaws where early choice responses seemed contradicted by following attitudes but I can live with that. The story has an interesting enough start and the characters are generally pretty well done. Prettier game than I expected too. I ummed and ahhed over giving a 7.5 or 8 bit gave it benefit of the doubt. Enjoyed it more than the Life is Strange prequel.
  • DUFFMAN5 8 Jan 2021 13:25:18 26,465 posts
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    ...and I'm off!

    1: Immortals F.R. (xbox) beat on 08/01/21: 7/10

    Tricky one really, I enjoyed a lot but got frustrated even more than that. Almost sacked around 3 times where I just did not have the patience for the sometimes lengthy Vaults. In fairness I'm not really a platformer type player and this does share a lot with that style of game albeit in a very nice and expansive open world. I found it "grindy" and even after nearly 40 hours played, I had loads of equipment and potions to upgrade as well as a plethora of things to see and do in the world.
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