Year in Summary 2015
December 31, 2015

Just before last Christmas, I bought myself a PS4.

Most of the year was Witcher 3, and some other games that weren't as good as Witcher 3. I was playing Dragon Age: Inquisition earlier in the year, and that was good, but Witcher 3 completely blew it out of the water. I played about an hour of the new Batman game, but it wasn't Witcher 3, so I haven't been back to it yet. The same also happened to Final Fantasy Type 0 HD (which really looks ugly for a PS4 game and has that narrow sort of shoebox feel that Crisis Core and other PSP RPGs had - streaming this to the Vita made it a lot more bearable).

I finally managed to finish Witcher 3 in time for the release of Fallout 4. Fallout 4 isn't as good as Witcher 3, but I didn't have anything else distracting me. Except that I stopped playing it to play Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii, a game I'd owned since it was released in Australia (long before the US), but never finished. Because it's such a huge game.

My Vita mostly collected dust all year, but I recently made a start on Steins;Gate, which is an interesting visual novel about time travel. I like time travel.

On PC, Steam was mostly idling Clicker Heroes, or other various games to drop trading cards. I did play some Legends of the Heroes: Trails in the Sky (not done yet), sat through about 8 hours of the visual novel eden (not done yet), and a few other bits and pieces and false starts.

My 3DS got no use at all... apart from some Streetpass antics.

I bought way more games than I played. I've picked up some PS4 games I haven't tried yet. More money than time, first world problems, blah blah blah.

I'm not going to buy any more games for a while, except the one or two big releases I'm looking forward to in 2016 (Bravely Second, and I'm sure there's something else).

It's time to hit the backlog and either sell or uninstall stuff I clearly have no interest in completing. My 360 collection is huge, but I don't think I even turned the machine on all year.

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overdrive overdrive - January 04, 2016 (11:27 AM)
I spent a good bit of 2015 playing Xenoblade Chronicles and still have some more stuff I want to do with the game, primarily involving those places in the overworld a person may not have really explored during their first trip or two through those regions due to the monsters all being 60-80 levels above them at that time. Like where all the Goguls are in Satori Marsh at the far SE area, or some of those coastlines in the Eryth Sea. I'd add in all the side branches in Valek Mountains with the L98 horses nearby, but I don't know that I have the ambition to grind that many more levels.
jerec jerec - January 04, 2016 (12:23 PM)
I had a real "oh shit" moment on a Valek path - this horse runs right at me, and I'm prepared to fight, then I notice the level 98... then it just runs right past me. All the others in the area were also very peaceful.
overdrive overdrive - January 06, 2016 (01:27 PM)
Yeah, that happened to me. I tried to not get close enough to find out what their aggro condition is (as with most anything that was red). Could it be that they have that running route where they don't notice you and when they stop, they do? Or are they more along the lines of the elements and flying bugs, where they aren't aggressive unless you personally incite them to violence. Because with very few exceptions, most stuff (including other horses) will attack you if you get close enough. All I know is that unless a side-quest has me go to Valek for some reason, I won't be going there again. Three of the "superbosses" are there now, even if a couple might require weather conditions and, I think, two of them would require me to equip a Quick Step gem to my leader and handle a semi-tricky "zip down an ice chute and jump roughly 15 miles across a plain to a ledge to Seven Sage Summit, where L90 mobs will crush you before you see a super-boss" bit.

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