Games of 2021

It was quite a year of (mostly) replays. Lufia II, what a blast from the past. I bought it shortly after it was originally released, but only played it through once and never did the Ancient Cave until now. Totally holds up. It has me pining for a true sequel to wrap up the series and even had me casually consider writing something up. I even played the first Lufia, which doesn't hold up as well, but it's still enjoyable in its own right.

You'd think all the replaying would've made a roguelike fit right in, but dammit, I just couldn't get into Hades. It looks, sounds, and plays so smooth, but it's just soooo boring seeing the same things over and over and making so little progress. I'm sure most people would think that's my problem, given the game's critical acclaim, and they might be right. I am going to give it another try, maybe a couple rounds will fit well at the end of a long day at work.

For the entire year, I streamed every game I played AND archived the full playthroughs, so feel free to check them out!

Games beaten in 2021

  • Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim - Jan 1
  • Donut County - Feb 6
  • Untitled Goose Game - Feb 26
  • Old Man's Journey - Feb 27
  • Ori and the Blind Forest - Mar 28
  • Just Shapes & Beats - Apr 18
  • Katamari Damacy REROLL - Jun 26
  • Mother 3 - Jun 26
  • Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (Spekkio patch) - Oct 9
  • Lufia & The Fortress of Doom (Restored patch) - Dec 4
  • Machinarium (Android) - Dec 25
  • Super Mario World - Dec 27

Games obtained in 2021

  • Ys Origin - Jan 2
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana - Jan 2
  • Hades - Feb 21
  • Untitled Goose Game - Feb 21
  • Old Man's Journey - Feb 21
  • Katamari Damacy REROLL - Jun 19
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 6 - Oct 8
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove - Dec 18
  • Eastward - Dec 18