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Games Played Report: December 2017

posted Dec 31, 2017, 9:32 AM by Bill Sannwald
I did it! I played a unique game every single day in 2017. It was really exciting to dig into my collection of games, but truth be told, I'm glad it's over. I started feeling really worried that I would miss a day after making so much progress. I'm not planning to do the same thing next year -- instead I'm going to enjoy an obligation-free year of video game playing!

Here are some thoughts from this month:
  • I got Vib-Ribbon for Christmas the year it came out, and it's still as fresh now as it was back then.
  • If only I had more time, I would dive so deep into the world of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It's really amazing.
  • Guardian Force is a really clever, unique vertical shooter. Kind of a more complex cousin of Trax.
  • Floor Kids has so much charm, especially for those of us who grew up at the height of the 80s breakdancing craze.
  • Child of Eden doesn't get anywhere near the love it should -- yes, it's not Rez, but it's a great follow-up all the same.
  • The animals were so confused to see me after such a long time when I visited Animal Crossing: City Folk.
  • Lost in Shadow has a really neat premise.
  • Rotozoa has so much amazing style and awesome music.
  • Thanks to Game Freak for basically making Mr. Raroo: The Game with Tembo the Badass Elephant!
  • Mom Hid My Game! made me laugh aloud when I played it.
  • Sonic R doesn't have great controls, but that music is so delightful.
  • Playing Deathsmiles II X on Christmas was the perfect way to start the holiday.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 never quite grabbed me back in the day, and it hasn't done so now, either.
  • Nobody seems to really like PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, but it's quite good. I love the mash-up stages!

December 1: Vib-Ribbon
December 2: Xenoblade Chronicles 2
December 3: Giga Wing 2
December 4: Guardian Force
December 5: Dead Rising 4
December 6: Blast Rush
December 7: Astra Superstars
December 8: Floor Kids
December 9: 80's Overdrive
December 10: Child of Eden
December 11: Amazing Katamari Damacy
December 12: Mario Sports Mix
December 13: Animal Crossing: City Folk
December 14: Christmas NiGHTS Into Dreams
December 15: Pinball FX3
December 16: Lost in Shadow
December 17: Super Hydorah
December 18: Rotozoa
December 19: Assault Android Cactus
December 20: Tembo the Badass Elephant
December 21: Wario Land Shake It!
December 22: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle
December 23: Mom Hid My Game!
December 24: Sonic R
December 25: Deathsmiles II X
December 26: Gal*Gun Double Peace
December 27: Columns Crown
December 28: Super Mario Bros. 2
December 29: Sol Divide
December 30: Witch-Bot Meglilo
December 31: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale