Here we are, the final post (at least for now) in A Year Of My Life In Games. Let’s not delay this any longer, but instead let’s take a look at two game released in 2019 that I loved.
Let’s start off with a game that I’m still playing, Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I was introduced to the Fire Emblem series a little late, with Fire Emblem: Awakening on the Nintendo 3DS, but it didn’t take me long to fall in love with the series. The turn based combat combined with epic world-at-stake storyline and having your relationships with the characters have an impact in battle, just won me over. To this day, Fire Emblem: Awakening is one of my favourite games on the 3DS. So what about the more recent entry, Fire Emblem: Three Houses? All I can say is that it does not disappoint. Not only has the gameplay outside of the battles been expanded but it also has an impact on the battles themselves. Whilst in the monastery, you can improve your relationships, upgrade gear and help the students hone their skills. It feels like the developers took a solid gaming experience and just improved on it. I get the feeeling that Fire Emblem: Three Houses may become one of my favourite games on the Nintendo Switch!
OK, I saved the best to last and it probably won’t surprise some of you that I had to mention Days Gone. I will be the first to admit that in recent years I have neglected my PS4 (and my PS Vita), so much so that when I did that whole ‘see the gaming you did in 2019’ on the Playstation website, I discovered that I had only earnt two trophies. Yeah, 2019 was more of a PC gaming year. So, feeling a little guilty, I promised that I would show my PS4 some love in 2020. And the game I decided to play was Days Gone. Now, I’ll admit that I didn’t have high expectations for the game, I thought it was going to be a less story focussed Last of Us, that I would play for a period of time and then move on to something else. Boy, was I wrong. Days Gone just grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go. I fell in love with the characters and the world they were trying to desperately survive in. I loved my time with the game so much, that Days Gone was the first game that I earnt the platinum trophy for. Since finishing the game, my love for the PS4, and cosnole gaming in general, hasn’t died done at all. So, I guess I owe Days Gone a huge thank you for helping to reignite my love of console gaming.
And there we have it, the last post for ‘A Year Of My Life In Games’! I can honestly say its been quite a journey and I hoped you guys enjoyed reading about the games taht left an impact on me over the years. Don’t worry, this won’t be the true end of this series of posts, as I will revisit it every few years or so. In the meantime, why don’t you share the games that had an impact on you in the comments. Before I finish this post, I do want to personally thank Derek who I think has read and commented on almost every one of these posts. So, thank you Derek, I have loved reading about your relationship with City of Heroes and, more recently, Kerbal Space Program. Anyway, that’s enough of me rambling. Once again, thank you guys and I’ll talk to you soon!