Games I’m going to try to play/beat this year

  • Aliens: Infestation – I wasn’t able to beat this one because the last boss was made very difficult by my Nintendo DS shoulder buttons crapping out. I’ve just got a new 3DS so bring on the shoulder button goodness! Definitely obtainable.
  • Pokemon X – This is the game I got for my new 3DS. I haven’t played Pokemon since the days of Pokemon Yellow, so I’m pretty excited about this one. Even though the power button is where the start button used to be so basically I caught 10 Pokemon this morning and then I turned off my DS without saving. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
  • Shelter – This is supposed to be really short. You are a mommy badger and you have to lead your cubs to safety.
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Dungeon Defenders – I am unsure if this has a true ending but I have been meaning to play with my friends!
  • Game Dev Tycoon – I loved Game Dev Story on iOS so I’m guessing I’ll have a blast with this as well.
  • Lone Survivor – I played through a lot of this and never finished it a couple of years ago, so I’d like to mark it off my backlog soon. It is funny how scary a game like this can be. Graphics aren’t everything!
  • Machinarium – Yet another game I played through a lot of but never completed. Unfortunately all my progress has been lost, so I’ll have to start from the beginning, but it was really cute.
  • Monaco – Nearly finished with this one thanks to a friend! Will have to get back into it to do the last few bits.
  • Papers, Please
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion – I played this to death years ago but never completed the main story. I spent a ton of time doing side quests and side stories and never ended up going in more than 2-3 Oblivion gates. Oops! I’d love to get back and finish this one, though I’ll probably start over from scratch. (And hopefully won’t fall into the side quest hole again… but who am I kidding? This is Elder Scrolls.)
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 – Season 1 was pretty brutal and I’m sure season 2 will be more of the same.
  • To the Moon – I played through most of this due to Extra Life in 2011. I’d love to finish it soon.
  • Tomb Raider – I started this during the Steam summer sale after I bought but but never finished it. Definitely want to get back to it.
  • Torchlight II – It was too soon after Diablo III for me to start this – Torchlight’s appeal has always been in playing a Diablo-like game to help hold me over, and I just couldn’t stay interested so soon after Diablo III. It’s been a while since I’ve played Diablo now so it is a good time to get back and complete this, before the Diablo expansion comes out.
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Been wanting to play this for a while and finally picked it up on the Steam sale recently. A friend of mine told me it works well with the stylus on her Surface Pro, so that’s one of the reasons I’ve been wanting to try it. (Just got a Surface Pro for Christmas from my husband in the search for a portable computer that can play games, so I don’t have to lug my giant PC for LAN parties and I’ll have a non-phone internet device for traveling.)

Let’s see how far I can get through this list! I’ve already knocked off Deadlight and The Stanley Parable. Both of those were quite short, but so are a number of these. We’ll see what happens!

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