Welcome one and all to the year 2016.  The previous year is over and it really wasn’t all that bad from many standpoints.  I did finally get a chance to start using the beating of games as a goal about the middle of the year and have a little list of games I was able to beat during 2015.  I’m sure I beat a few games before I started this list, which happened about the middle of 2015, but as I couldn’t completely remember when certain game completions had actually happened I decided to let them go.  In 2016, I plan on making a static page and/or blog posts every time I beat a game instead of using a whiteboard.  Anyway, here’s the list for this year, in order of game finish.

  • Diablo 3
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls
  • The Witcher 2
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Shadow of Mordor
  • Fallout 3 (Main quest only)
  • Infamous: First Light
  • Alien Swarm
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Easy difficulty)
  • Portal 2 Co-op
  • Broforce
  • Hammerwatch
  • Dungeons of the Endless (Very Easy difficulty)
  • Fallout 4 (Institute Ending)

Going over the list there are definitely some larger games there which make me quite happy.  I had never beat Fallout 3 previously and had wanted to beat that before Fallout 4 came out.  I finished Fallout 4 on Dec. 30th so I’m rather proud of myself that I beat both in the same year.  Fallout 4 is a game I’ll be coming back to eventually when the GECK is released and the really impressive mods start coming out.  I’ll probably start up a new game with the goal of siding with a different faction sometime after the first big DLC is released.

Looking forward I certainly have some games that have come out that I want to beat in 2016.  The Witcher 3 is high on that list as I’ve picked it up but haven’t even started it yet.  Divinity: Original Sin and Pillars of Eternity also need a play-through though the first is getting done using the unique co-op option.  There’s also several of the games that I called out in my previous post that I’m really looking forward to getting to and through.  Here’s hoping that 2016 is full of the kind of calm that is needed to get games like this played.