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My brand new wish list: 2023 edition
April 04, 2023

I like video games, but I've not done a great job lately of buying the ones I want. Going back several years, I've told myself, "I'll get that eventually," and then I haven't. The trend kicked in hard in August of 2020, when I made a conscious effort to focus more on writing my fiction, but the neglect had already started ahead of that.

Anyway, I've now fallen WAY behind. So I decided to make a new wish list, which I'd not done in a long while, and I limited myself to 52 titles (one for each week in a year) that I'm most irritated about not yet acquiring. Here it is:

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key (Switch)
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream (Switch)
Bayonetta 3 (Switch)
Blue Reflection: Second Light (PS4)
Bravely Default II (Switch)
The Caligula Effect 2 (Switch)
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium (Switch)
The Cruel King and the Great Hero (Switch)
Doraemon: Story of Seasons - Friends of the Great Kingdom (Switch)
Dragon Quest Treasures (Switch)
Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade (PS5)
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (Switch)
GrimGrimoire OnceMore (Switch)
Harvestella (Switch)
Kirby's Dream Buffet (Switch)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (Switch)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero (PS4)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure (PS4)
Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society (Switch)
Live A Live (Switch)
Lost Judgment (PS5)
Mario + Rabbids: Sparkes of Hope (Switch)
Mario Golf: Super Rush (Switch)
Mario Party Superstars (Switch)
Metroid Dread (Switch)
Monark (Switch)
New Pokemon Snap (Switch)
Octopath Traveller II (Switch)
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond (Switch)
Pokemon Sword (Switch)
Prinny 1-2: Exploded and Reloaded
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2 (Switch)
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 (Switch)
R-Type Final 2 (Switch)
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)
Rune Factory 5 (Switch)
Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (Switch)
Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
Splatoon 3 (Switch)
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (PS5)
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Switch)
Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Switch)
Tales of Arise (PS5)
Trials of Mana (Switch)
Triangle Strategy (Switch)
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (PS4)
Valkyrie Elysium (PS5)
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (PS5)
WarioWare: Get It Together (Switch)
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch)
Yomawari: Lost in the Dark (Switch)

My tastes can tend toward the eclectic side, but obviously I have a thing for Nintendo's games, and for the sort of games that appear primarily or exclusively on Switch hardware. Although I have an Xbox Series X, there's just not much happening from Microsoft quite yet that I find difficult to ignore. Hopefully, that will change soon. I know they're working on a new Fable, but that has been true for years and they haven't shown anything concrete.

Most of the games on my above list are available physically. I've stopped collecting games physically on most platforms, Switch aside, so I would try to acquire any of the PS4/PS5 stuff digitally. A lot of it would just keep going a collection that already includes earlier stuff in one series or another... from back when I was collecting more aggressively.

Now that I know what to buy, I suppose the main thing left is to get the money to do it. Which, honestly, is a big part of why it hasn't already happened. I didn't just decide to stop buying games in 2020. My finances had a say in the situation, too, and it's not like sometime since then, I've won the lottery. Anyway, now I have a list somewhere that I can consult whenever I find myself with a surplus of money to spend on games. What releases from the past few years are you all thinking you'd like to buy for your collections?

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Masters Masters - April 19, 2023 (10:33 AM)
Holy smokes, that's a lot of games.

I'm going to hijack your topic and see if there are even a handful of games I'm looking forward to getting. (Probably my issue is two-fold: I don't lust after many games, and when I do want one, I get it right away.)

Cannon Dancer: Osman
Street Fighter 6
Silent Hill 2 Remake
Alone in the Dark Remake

Maybe that's it?
honestgamer honestgamer - April 20, 2023 (05:49 PM)
Did you watch the Twitch stream on Street Fighter 6 today? I'm not sure I like the tour mode or whatever it's called, but I do like the game's general vibe and the fighting between favorite characters looks like it should still be good. I was glad to see Deejay included right from the start, and Cammy.

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