Games I beat in 2014

January: 3 (2 + 1)* 2014.01.01: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987) * 2014.01.21: Famicom Remix (2013) * 2014.01.28: Final Fantasy 8 (Replay) (1999)

February: 3 (3 + 0) * 2014.02.01: Breath of Fire (1993) * 2014.02.17: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (2000) * 2014.02.28: New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)

March: 3 (2 + 1) * 2014.03.23: Cave Story (Replay, True Ending) (2004) * 2014.03.24: Papers, Please (Several Endings) (2013) * 2014.03.25: Super Mario 3D World (2013)

April: 5 (4 + 1) * 2014.04.01: Final Fantasy 9 (Replay) (2000) * 2014.04.09: Lost Pig (2007) * 2014.04.10: Zork (More like a read-through.) (1980) * 2014.04.13: Hearthstone (All AI bots) (2014) * 2014.04.30: Skypeace (2014)

May: 1 (1 + 0) * 2014.05.14: Kero Blaster (2014)

June: (0)

July: 7 (4 + 3) * 2014.07.05: Shovel Knight (2014) * 2014.07.12: Bleed (2012) * 2014.07.14: Guacamelee (2013) * 2014.07.19: Final Fantasy 10 HD (Replay) (2013) * 2014.07.25: Rockman Rockman (Easy Mode) (2006) * 2014.07.26: Super Mario World (Replay) (1990) * 2014.07.27: Dragon Quest 2 (Replay) (1993)

August: 6 (5 + 1) * 2014.08.02: Ys: The Oath in Felghana (2005) * 2014.08.04: Shank (2010) * 2014.08.04: Ys 3 Wanderers from Ys (Replay) (1991) * 2014.08.10: Hebereke (1991) * 2014.08.22: Mighty Gunvolt (2014) * 2014.08.29: VVVVVV (iOS Version) (2010)

September: 1 (1) * 2014.09.23: Legend of Grimrock (2012)

October: 2 (2 + 0) * 2014.10.14: Shadowrun Returns (2013) * 2014.10.16: Hotline Miami (2012)

November: 4 (3 + 1) * 2014.11.02: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 (2013) * 2014.11.16: Sora no Kiseki SC (2007) * 2014.11.22: To the Moon (2011) * 2014.11.23: Déjà Vu (Replay) (1985)

December: 6 (3 + 3) * 2014.12.07: Shadowgate 2014 (2014) * 2014.12.08: Shadowgate (Replay) (1987) * 2014.12.14: Rogue Legacy (2013) * 2014.12.21: Super Metroid (Replay) (1994) * 2014.12.27: Chrono Trigger (Replay) (1995) * 2014.12.28: The Binding of Isaac (2011)

June was lost to Hearthstone.

Forty-one games made up of thirty new games and only eleven replays. But between gifts and purchases, I accumulated seventy-four games this year, which is actually quite terrifying. And I just looked at the list and noticed I missed a few games that I picked up. Whoops.

Anyway! Six games from 2014. Sixteen from 2010-2013. Seven from 2000-2009. Eight from the 1990s Four from the 1980s.

A whole bunch of PC/indie games this year. Research, I calls it!

Best game of the year? Hearthstone easily wins in the hours played category. But I just can't dedicate the time any more. But actual game play? Kero Blaster was amazing and showed that with the right control scheme, action games can be great on iOS.