2013 Gaming Review

My gaming tastes feel like they’ve warped a bit this year. Is 35 the age you start drastically changing? I played quite a few games in 2013, but not many of them were current-gen console titles. I’ve been more likely to dig into smaller and/or indie games.

First, let’s address how I’ve done at my original goal, which is to not buy anything in the year from October 10, 2012 to October 10, 2013. So yeah, I definitely bought games. However, I probably bought less games than I have since before I joined the game industry (late 1999). That’s something to be proud of, right? Eh.

Now, let’s look at some gameplay stats. According to my calculations (I keep an Excel sheet), I played 123 different games this year. 55 of those were for iDevices. Only 32 were physical disc/cart games. 38 were games I had played prior to 2013.

I completed 22 games this year. Here’s a little about each one, in chronological order:
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