Naithin challenged his readers to pick five games to play for an entire year. I really liked this idea, mostly because I always said I only need a handful of games to play. Can I still name five?
The rules as stated by Naithin. This is a direct c/p.
- The consequence for playing a 6th title?
Playing anything outside of your pre-selected five titles will result in any gaming device you touch spontaneously combusting. (Ooooh, Spooky! Halloween ya’ll!)
- Selections aren’t limited to a single platform
So if you wish to select some Switch titles, some PC, some PS4 etc — this is OK.
- All DLC for a given game is fine and included within your pick
As the original tweet, all DLC for a game included. I will further specify, that this could be unreleased DLC at the time of making your selection.
- Mods (even Total Conversions) are also OK
But they can’t rely on the assets of a game you haven’t selected to work. (e.g., The Skyrim TCs for Morrowind and Oblivion require the original assets.)
- For a series of games, each entry is an individual selection.
If you want Dark Souls I, II and III — that’s three of your five picks.
My five games
Guild Wars 2
This should come to no surprise to anyone. I still have a love/hate relationship with the game and I have no idea where it’s headed with the last big announcement of the Icebrood Saga.
I’m still playing now, almost daily since I go to bed later, but I often find myself logging off pretty quickly. I really hope I’ll find a real goal soon that doesn’t seem too far off.
Stardew Valley (Switch Edition)
I love playing Stardew Valley on the Switch. It’s right next to me as I write this, even. It’s a moment of relaxation where I don’t have to worry about anything, just the season change.
In my current save, I’m in year three. I passed grandpa’s evaluation with four candles, so now I can focus on the other quest lines
Yes, I picked an unreleased game. I know I can play Pokemon all year and not be satisfied with the team I have. Ever since I’ve seen Wooloo, I’ve been determined to beat the league with an all Wooloo team. I have no idea if it’s possible or not, but I’ll have to train hard.
League of Legends
This is still one of the games that I find hard to uninstall. It’s also one of the few I’ll install right away with a new setup.
League of Legends isn’t a game I’ll play daily. I don’t have to. It’s a game I’ll drop in, play a few matches of ARAM and be done with it for a while. My hands don’t really like the fast action of LoL, especially during the colder months.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The game I want to finish. I’ve got about 40 hours in and I know I still have a long way to go, especially if I want to do all of the side quests. When I’m done I can still replay it with different choices. I’d even try to get all the achievements.
These are my five games. Which ones will you choose?