I wanted to finish all the Halo games this year but was only able to play Reach, 1 and 2.
I'm still going through Halo 3 and Infinite in parallel.
Overall this was a nice year! I resubscribed to Game Pass and was able to play a lot of different genres.
The ones with a ♥ are highly recommended.
Another short game that I finished in just over a day. Lovely world design and visuals. Quite relaxing too.
A short mystery game with lovely visuals. Finished it in one day.
This was definitely better than the first. Less cut-and-paste levels. The story is starting to get quite interesting too..
My favourite Halo so far! Absolutely blew me away, both gameplay and story-wise. I flew into this without any context and enjoyed the heck out of it. It surprised me in a couple of places, which is always nice.
With Infinite releasing soon, I thought it would be nice to dip my feet into this franchise. The first game feels a bit dated in some ways, but was pretty enjoyable overall.
Another interactive story. A light, funny science fiction plot with 3 intersecting stories.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page
A touching story of a child coping with loss through stories. Lovely art style and story.
Ryse: Son of Rome
A lovely, violent game. Was perfectly sized too and mixed mechanics well.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan
A fun horror adventure with 4 interlocking characters in an abandoned ship. This game kindled my love for story-driven experiences.
A game based on time-travel with alternating filmed episodes. A lot of fun!
There are alternate chapters with filmed cutscenes.
Resident Evil Revelations 2
Enjoyed this. Looks like it'd be nice as a co-op game too. I don't like the survival parts of survival horror much so thankfully the easy mode was forgiving.
Had a blast playing this. Lovely world design, fun puzzles, and enough variety to constantly keep thing fresh.
Assassin's Creed Origins
Everyone said this was better than Odyssey and indeed it is. The side quests are way better and everything feels well designed.
I played in easy mode as a Mage and it was perhaps too easy. So I did not feel like playing again with a different characters. All characters seemed to have the same actions with just different animations.
I was quite hyped to play this but it felt a bit disappointing.