I’m terrible at completing games, for the following reasons-
I play casually. I play what is fun, what I’m in the mood for at the moment. I do not play to complete the game.
So I thought I might try a new thread. I will still list games I complete, but I want to concentrate more on what I’m actively playing, and why, and hopefully try to keep that this to date.
Active Games and thoughts
Elder Scrolls Online-
This is my new favorite game. Hooked on this one. I play it every 2-3 nights if I can for several hours at a time. As a fan of Elder Scrolls and roleplaying and single player story games, this hits every single one. Now technically it is an MMO, but I don’t play it like that. The game is amazing with its world, the stories it tells, and the fact that the world actually changes based on choices you make. I’ve never played an MMO that pulls this off. The graphics, music, and content and things available to do are all exactly what I want.
*Actually have subscribed to this game now, its so good.
PGA Tour 2K21 -
I play this almost every day. Its the best golf game out there. Totally different concept than the tried and true hit the space bar to start your backswing then hit it again to hit the ball. You use the controller stick to do your swing and its very realistic as far as the feel. You have to really concentrate on swinging straight, and your tempo, and it matches mentally with how you would really swing a golf club. Very hard to master.
I play on a 3rd party website that parses the API from the game to host tournaments every week, to mimic being in the PGA. There are divisions for all skill levels. I hate repetitive practice, so I am near the bottom. But its cool, I get to play a different course each week, I play against other people all over the world and try to make the cut and see where I place and how much money I would earn.
I also play in another league that is very interesting where it uses golf rules, but we mimic the NFL schedule.
Between these two leagues, I play two games a day, one to warmup, and one to play one official game. Any more than that and I get bored. A round takes about 30 minutes and truly I only have to play 5 rounds a week, whenever I feel like it.
Another cool thing is these course designers use LIDAR satellite technology now, so if you play a real course, that says (L) or Lidar in the name, you are playing the actual REAL terrain, every bump and hill, directly parsed from satellite data.
*All that said, I gave this game a bad review on Steam. As good as this game is, the developers are complete idiots. They have no idea how to communicate with their users, and have started making behind the scenes changes to the mechanics without telling anyone, or posting patch notes. You just don’t do that on a game that people are using for competition every week. Thats what test servers are for.
Magic The Gathering: Arena -
I play this several times a week. I absolutely love Magic The Gathering card game, but due to life circumstances, I can no longer play the physical version. This version is exactly what I want. The game plays perfectly, I can jump in at any time and make decks or play games. Games last from 10-30 minutes. I usually just play casual single games, or occasionally play my other favorite format, booster draft. Basically I play when bored and/or don’t have time to get into other games. I have spent ZERO dollars on this game. Its way too easy to get cards and packs just by playing. I don’t have any goal when playing this other than the fun of building decks and/or beating the snot out of who I’m currently playing.
Still play this one about twice a week. Its just fun to me. Same as M:tg, its just fun to get in and play but usually play this one with friends, just hanging out, laughing and cutting up more than anything. Might play this for 2-3 hour session, but its more about the social aspect than the game.
Table Top Simulator
I’ve started playing this one several times a week now. This is a great way to play board games with my friends, without having to travel an hour to each other’s house, and we can save the game if it gets too late and pick it back up the next night.
Not really active but may play at any time games
Cyberpunk 2077 - probably will start this one back soon as time permits
Wasteland 2 - need to finish this one just to see the story. played it a lot, but it just fell victim to no time.
Die Young - see above.
Divinity Original Sin - See above again. Actually refuse to buy Divinity II until I finish this one and Cyberpunk
Planet Zoo - LOVE this game but no time left to play after the active ones
PUBG - love hate relationship with this game. Love the concepts, but hate the company and their tactics. may hop in and play at times though.
SCUM - waiting on this game to get patched to a point I like
Forza 4 - I love racing games and play occasionally when in the mood
Games on radar, after released
Humankind - owned now, review incoming
Completed games, as I complete or remember them
Elder Scrolls 1,2,3,4,5
Red Dead 2 story
Fallout 3, 4, NV
Far Cry 1, 3, 5
Call of Jaurez
Wolf Amoung Us
Life is Strange
Saints Row 3
Wolfenstien New Order
MMO’s I’ve played enough to consider 'complete’
(Basically games that can go on and on, but I’ve got at least one character to max level, and played for a year or more, and I have stopped playing now, so I consider it complete)
Dark age of Camelot
World of Warcraft
City of Heroes