The Coli 2021 Year in review for gaming

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What were your favorite games?

  • Hades
  • Chicory
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Kena Bridge of Spirits
  • Deathloop
  • F.I.S.T

What were your disappointments?

  • Persona 5 Strikers
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Yakuza Like a Dragon

What were your surprises?

  • Guardians of The Galaxy
  • Control Ultimate
  • Chicory
Did you take on any new genres?

  • Rhythm

Did some genres pass you by?


  • Multiplayer shooters/fighters/sports as usual
 

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I only played JRPG's this year

Favorites were:
  • Ys Viii
  • Tales of Beseria
  • Trails in Sky 3rd
  • Trails from Zero
  • Trails to Azure
Disappointments:
  • Trails of Cold Steel 3.
  • Trails of Cold Steel 4
  • Persona 5 Royal (Kind of expected 10/10 type of game. Still good tho)
Surprises:
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Code Vein (People said it was trash, so wasn't expecting much going in)
  • Atelier Ryza 1
Going to start clearing my backlog of games that were released this year once I am caught up with Trails. Metroid will be a nice cleanser since I have been playing nothing but RPG's since September of 2020.
 

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My favorite games were Monster Hunter Rise, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, and Psychonauts 2


Playing through the entire Yakuza Series was highlight for me as well:whew:


The Ascent was my surprise hit of the year. I never really played twin stick shooters like that but I really enjoyed that game :ehh:
 

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Highlights for me this year as far as enjoyment were:

Warzone
Ratchet & Clank
Miles Morales
Cyberpunk
Halo Infinite
Metroid Dread
Fortnite
Demons Souls
Resident Evil 8
Returnal
Ghost of Tsushima

Biggest disappointment was NBA 2K

If I had to pick a game of the year I would have to give it to warzone off the strength of the absurd amount of hours I put into it although I can’t stand caldera. Halo Infinite is quickly taking its place in my daily rotation.
 

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What did you play. I'm putting together my post now and it is largely 2021 centric, if a game from yesteryear was piff to you this year, then speak on it.
This year I enjoyed dark souls 3, borderlands 3 and last of us 2. I took most of the year off from gaming until October. So no GOTY for me. I just got all the next gen systems so next year I will be able to have a goty.
 

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too many questions but my surprises/sleeper games this year were—
  • hitman 3
  • the ascent
  • psychonauts 2
  • F.I.S.T.
  • guardians of the galaxy
none of these games were on my radar and in quite a few instances I wrote them off as games I wouldn’t be playing…all were enjoyable tho with psychonauts 2 being my personal GOTY
 

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What did you get this year?

Games:

Switch/PS/Xbox

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Digital
Wrestling MPire - Switch
The Ascent - Xbox

PC/Virtual Reality

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Mobile - Getting data from Google is a pain, so I passed.

Hardware

New PC & Headphones

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Oculus Quest 2

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Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery & Carrying Case

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Samsung Z Galaxy Fold 3

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Samsung Tab S7 Tablet posted last year

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What were your favorite games?

Tales of Arise
Scarlet Nexus
Halo Infinite
Civilization 6 - I bought this again on PC after I bought everything, dlc included on the Switch.
Persona 5 Strikers
Splendor - Mobile
Startup Panic - Mobile
Eleven Table Tennis - Oculus

What were your disappointments?

Truthfully, for games this year, no. I didn't get anything and was like damn, I got screwed.

What were your surprises.

Halo Infinite - I've never gone into a Halo with the blinders on as much as this Halo. I simply wanted 343 to surprise me. The world that they've created is amazing. The game just feels and controls right. Very few games I can say that for.

Shooty Skies Overdrive: A VR wave shooter. I literally bought this because of the price. I be getting my Neo in the Matrix on with this.



Did you take on any new genres?

As they move to mobile, I buy a lot of digital tabletop games now. They are largely involving and very good. Visual novels are also another.

Did some genres pass you by?

N/A this year
 

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Favorite games of the year?
Returnal
Metroid Dread
RE Village
Psychonauts 2
Mario 3D World
Ratchet and Clank
Forza 5

Surprises?
Dying Light Switch Version
Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword
Cyber Shadow

Platform spent most time on?
Retro Gaming/Handhelds

Game Of The Year?
Returnal/Metroid Dread tied up
Psychonauts 2

Biggest Disappointment?

Battlefield 2042 by FAR

Slept On?
Tormented Souls
 

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Favorite games of the year?
Returnal
Metroid Dread
Tales of Arise
Ratchet and Clank
Ghost of TSUSHIMA Iki Island
Kena

Surprises?
It Takes Two

Platform spent most time on?
PS5 by far

Game Of The Year?
Returnal

Biggest Disappointment?

N/A

Slept On?
Horizon Zero Dawn (still haven't finished and backlogged it way back when it initially dropped for some reason, but near the end now, as the patch has reinvigorated my interest and the lore and gameplay really shine now).
 
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