APRIL ISSUE: POST #19
I woke up this morning struggling to decide on a post idea. ‘Should I do this or should I do that’- it was a nightmare. Then, speaking of nightmares, I thought of all those dusty, unloved games on my shelves that have been played but never beaten. Some even discarded for years. It made me a little sad, so I thought I would compile a list together, so the games know that I’m still thinking of them.
The Simpsons Hit & Run
If my memory serves me correctly, I remember always getting midway through Bart’s levels and then, stopping. I always had a habit of stopping at the same places no matter how many times I restarted a game. Frankly, it’s annoying, and I really needed more discipline. The Simpsons Hit & Run was, and still is, one of the coolest games that I’ve ever played, mainly because playing as The Simpsons characters is really awesome. I really should get onto beating this someday soon.
Tomb Raider/Tomb Raider Legend
Okay. I suck at the original Tomb Raider, and much to my annoyance, I’ve played the beginning over 3 times. Nearer the end of last year, I made it really far, only to get stuck and then I never got back to it. Again. I hate myself.
I love Tomb Raider so much but I feel like a fraud when I say I’ve played a lot of the games but never actually beaten them. In my heart I want to beat all of them, I really do. I played Legend so much when I was an early teen, and I got pretty far, but I remember the game feeling long and unfortunately I really wasn’t the best when it came to pursuing challenging sections.
One day I’ll do a blog series called ‘Beating Tomb Raider Once and for All!’ Hopefully that’ll help me conquer my wildest dreams.
Beyond Good & Evil
This is one of the titles that I actually didn’t get very far in. I think I put maybe two or three hours into this game and its one that I’ve had in my mind for a looooong time. Since Beyond Good & Evil 2 was announced, I started thinking that really should get off my backside and pick the first game up again and actually complete it.
The Sims 2
I mean the PS2 version. There was like this whole story mode if you didn’t know. Why aren’t Sims games like that anymore? What happened?! I demand to know. But anyway, I played the first couple of towns quite a few times, and I never really made it farther than that. This goes for the other Sims games with stories though, such as Urbz Sims in the City and The Sims 2 Castaway. While they were awesome, I didn’t beat them, and I played the main series the most.
Tony Hawk Series
This is one I’m actually planning on going through pretty soon, mainly the PS2 games though. The main reason I never managed to finish any of these games was that, again, I sucked. I’m hoping that maybe I’d do better now, but I’m not getting my hopes up. From what I remember, some of the combos you have to do are ridiculous. But alas, this is still one of my all-time favourite series, so I’m willing to challenge myself. I also should really start using my skateboard in real life, I’m sure the trick in this following picture is simple enough.
Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo
Did anyone else play this? My Dad is a big fan of Wallace & Gromit, so naturally, growing up, I was too, and crackers and cheese weren’t bad either. Once we got this game I remember trying it over and over again, but stopping not too far in. I was probably too young and either found it creepy (actually I know for a fact that I found it creepy) or my attention span was too short. Either way, I want to get back to it one day.
This is one of the first games I ever got on Steam, after watching my favourite YouTube channel The Yogscast play it for a while. I played it on my own first, not making it that far, and then quite a few years later, I started going through it with my husband, and we got further than I had, but not far enough. It is super fun though, and hilarious, and I’m willing to play it for as many hours as I need to. (You can’t go wrong with trying to mimic their language either.)
Rabbids Go Home
I am fortunate enough that my Dad enjoys gaming too, although he hasn’t played anything for a while, we used to play this game together a lot on the Wii. We never beat it though, and I’m sure if I asked him, he’d be willing to try again (or maybe he’d run away as far as he could). This game was a lot of fun and even all these years later, the theme song is still as clear as day in my head.
Games that I was so Close to Beating but Stopped for no reason in Particular
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Despite the fact that I put hours and hours into this game, and played most of the puzzles, I never remember actually beating it. I might be wrong, but I swear that I have never seen the credits. It’s been so long that I don’t really remember most of the game, apart from the beginning and the overall gist of the story, and some of the puzzles. This isn’t one of the main ones on my list, but it’s certainly one that I need to pick up and play all the way through (so I can finally get the others in the series. I know, I’m behind.)
Final Fantasy XIII
I don’t care what anyone says, I really like this game a lot. I won’t start arguing my reasons though, I just know that I got pretty far and then, I guess I seemingly forgot about it. I had a big habit of doing this in my early teens. I forgot a lot of stuff then. Luckily, if you’ve been following some of my other posts, you’ll know that since 2016, I have been on a mission to actually finish games I play. This is one of the games that I’ll soon be playing, and therefore beating (I hope.)
Super Mario 64
Again, a game that I got so far in, but getting everything really wasn’t all that easy. It was just one of those games that I thought was too difficult for me when I was younger, so I just gave up and moved on. I’m not sure how I’d be at it now, but I have to beat a Mario game at some point, right? Before people show up at my house with pitchforks and fire.
Wow, all these poor but great games, all neglected by yours truly. I feel ashamed, but I am slowly but surely making my way through my backlog. Recently I’ve been caught up in playing Dragon Age II, but once I finish that, I’m definitely going to start attacking (attacking with kindness that is) some shorter games that are in dire need of attention.
What games are you ashamed to admit that you’ve never beaten? Are you embarrassed by your backlog? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you and Happy Gaming!