Is it almost February again? Apparently, it is! That means it’s time to try to beat four more games that are sitting in my backlog. Here are the games I’m going to attempt this year.
Horizon Forbidden West: The Burning Shores
I absolutely loved Horizon Forbidden West when I played it upon release, but despite the Burning Shores DLC coming out almost a year ago, I just haven’t made the time for it. Well, no more! I can’t wait to see where the story goes as Aloy explores the ruins of Los Angeles. I’ve heard the final boss of the DLC is also one of the most epic boss fights ever made.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Another one I just haven’t gotten around to, I’ve only played an hour or two of Miles Morales, despite loving the first Marvel’s Spider-Man game and its DLCs. I definitely want to play Spider-Man 2 as well, but it feels wrong to play that one before playing Miles Morales. I understand this is a relatively short one, being more of a “standalone DLC” like Dishonored: Death of the Outsider or Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, so this one should be pretty manageable.
Sea of Stars
Might as well throw an RPG in here! I’ve heard plenty of good things about Sea of Stars. It seems to be a throwback to the 90’s era of RPGs, but with some modern quality-of-life improvements and gorgeous animation that far exceeds what actually could have been achieved back then.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
It’s been a couple of years since I played Borderlands 3. Borderlands is one of those franchises where I play it every couple of years and then get burned out on it, so it’s time to revisit this style of gameplay, but now with a fantasy theme!
After taking a year off (mostly because I was completely addicted to my first time through the Mass Effect universe in Mass Effect: Legendary Edition this time a year ago), it’s time to do Four in February again! This is a challenge to beat four video games during the month of February, as the name implies. There aren’t really rules beyond that: it can be games I’ve never played before, games I’ve already started, or anything else really!
02/26/2023 – Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling beat! Mission accomplished!
While my post wasn’t until 02/27/2023, I got to the end credits a few hours earlier and was wrapping up some side quests.
02/19/2023 – Doom (2016) and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy beat!
02/08/2023 – Far Cry 6 beat!
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is an indie game that draws heavy inspiration from Paper Mario – particularly the first two entries in the series that were turn-based RPGs with QTEs to get bonuses on attacks and defense. While the Paper Mario series may have moved on from this style of gameplay, with entries on the Wii and later introducing new gameplay styles for each entry, it’s clear there are fans that didn’t move on, including some that eventually said, “we’ll do it ourselves!”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Fun fact: the only Uncharted game I’ve played is Uncharted 4, but I loved it and I fully expect to love The Lost Legacy as well. I recently purchased the Legacy of Thieves collection on PC, so it’ll be great to experience the game for the first time on the best version of the game. Even better, it looks like the game is only 8-10 hours to complete, so it should be a nice easy one to squeeze into the shortest month of the year!
Doom, any of the Doom games really, is one of my gaming blind-spots. I’ve never played any of them, but they are so critically acclaimed it feels like I must play them! It seems like there’s no better spot to start than the 2016 iteration and if I like it then I could move on to Doom Eternal on Game Pass if I want to.
Far Cry 6
Is Far Cry 6 more or less the same game as Far Cry 3, 4, and 5 before it? It sure sounds like it. Is that a problem for me? Not at all – I’ve loved my time on a tropical island, in an Eastern mountain-covered nation, and in nutjob Montana, so I’m looking forward to my time in not-Cuba too. Enough time has passed since I played Far Cry 5 that I think I won’t burn out on the open world before the end, especially if I can exercise enough restraint to not do all the map checkboxes.
Will I be able to complete these games in just a single month? Especially when a couple of them are pretty long? Only time will tell! Updates on my progress will be posted as I beat each game, and you can follow along as I will try to stream my progress on Twitch if I feel like it.