One Year / Five Games

Oh, this is diabolical.

I might have missed this one entirely if Naithin hadn’t posted about it (and I read that right before bedtime too, so you bet I was thinking about it while I was waiting to fall asleep). Let’s be real – I probably couldn’t stick to this and would just take my beating. And I’m not so organized as to worry myself about categories – I’m just going to look at potential play times here.

Game One: World of Warcraft

I would definitely want an MMO, and this one was super-close. Like, I had already started writing about the Elder Scrolls Online close. But every time I’ve take an extended break from WoW (like, for example, now), I come back recharged and excited and ready to Do Stuff. Plus there’s pet battles. I can spend a LOT of time on pet battles. And I haven’t seen the Horde side of the last three expacs, so I probably wouldn’t run out of stuff to do, even if it wasn’t always the most exciting things.

Besides, I have a guild that’s been around for a good 10 years, and I miss those folks like whoa.

Game Two: Rimworld

I’ve been away from Rimworld a long time, but I haven’t forgotten how easy it was to lose myself in. Sure, all the changes since I played last would be overwhelming at first, but I don’t think it would take me too long to get caught up. Plus, I’m pretty sure there’s like 80 bazillion new mods I haven’t even looked at since I played last.

Game Three: RollerCoaster Tycoon Triple Thrill Pack

Another building game, you might be thinking. Yes. Another building game. There is SO MUCH content in this game, and I may even someday learn to build my own coaster that doesn’t kill people. This has the added bonus of being extremely low spec, so if something happened to my regular gaming rig, I wouldn’t be left game-less.

(this is where it gets really hard)

Game Four: Tales of Maj’Eyal

I’ve played enough of ToME to know I enjoy it, and there are currently over 1700 achievements to strive for. I can see this one holding my attention for many many hours.

Game Five: The Sims 3

Replayability and longevity have to be considered, and what game has more to do than Sims 3? I’ve played hundreds of hours already, and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface. Add in a whole bunch of self-imposed challenge modes like the ones here, and I would probably never get sick of it.

Well, that was uncomfortable. My interests are so varied and my library so vast. Cutting down to a single MMO and giving up all manner of mobile gaming were probably the biggest sacrifices.

Thank goodness this isn’t a thing I actually have to do, although it certainly makes me less apprehensive about my plans to seriously limit my gaming purchases in 2020 (more info on that soon).

8 thoughts on “One Year / Five Games

  1. Cool list! And ToME is a good pick but one I didn’t even consider. It also has extra story campaign DLC and I think can accept user campaigns? (Although don’t quote me on that last one, it’s been years since I looked at it.)

    Interesting pick too, on Sims 3 over Sims 4. I would have thought by now the content for Sims 4 to fairly well rival 3. Is that simply not the case?


      1. Ah fair — I took that approach too, was very conservative in my list. Nothing new (or new to me) made an entry. If I had say, 10 games, to pick? … Then maybe? But still not a given even then.


      2. Ooh, that’s also a fun idea. Five more, but only games you haven’t already played.

        I’d add The Witcher 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Civilization 6, Dwarf Fortress, and Kenshi.

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      3. If I was to add 5 games currently unreleased or at least that I hadn’t played myself, and this was ON TOP of the base 5 we’ve already picked… Then I think I’d go Cyberpunk 2077, Ori and the Will of the Wisps… Uh… Kerbal Space Program 2 possibly (I’d have to check when in 2020 it is expected).

        Two more… Two more… *goes to check his wishlist*

        Oh! Vampire: Bloodlines 2. Annnd… Transport Fever 2 (which should be out end of *this* year, woo.)

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