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Xenoblade Chronicles X

PlatformWii U
RegionNA
Finished2015-12-26
Started2015-12-04
Time80h
AwardGame of the Year 2015
This was not at all what I’d hoped Xeno would become, and much of the depth and mystique that made me such a fan of the previous games just isn’t here. But it’s fantastic at what it does. I eventually got genuinely hooked on exploring its colossal world, meeting its silly inhabitants, and beating up a wide variety of aliens. Much like the first Xenoblade, I find myself a bit homesick for it long after it’s over.

英雄伝説 空の軌跡SC

PlatformPlayStation Portable
RegionJP
Finished2015-02-22
Started2014-11-11
Time83h
AwardGame of the Year 2014

初音ミク Project DIVA F 2nd

PlatformPlayStation Vita
RegionJP
Finished2014-10-26
Started2014-04-16
AwardCultural Phenomenon Award
I think Project Diva is the perfect artifact to represent the entire Vocaloid phenomenon. So many creative folks’ efforts went into creating it, but my favorite fact about this game is that the motion capture for when Miku plays guitar was done by one of my favorite bands, Gacharic Spin.

Gone Home

PlatformMacintosh
RegionNA
Finished2013-12-24
Started2013-12-08
AwardMacVenture Torch
DetailsSteam
I am so ready for the generation of mature, intelligent, heartfelt games that this heralds. Played through it with my cousin Steve as a revival of our MacVenture days, then again on my own with commentary, then played through it for H.

Xenoblade Chronicles

PlatformWii
RegionNA
Finished2013-12-14
Started2012-04-21
Time77h
AwardGame of the Year 2013
Given how often I find myself wanting to go back and play this again, maybe it should have gotten five stars. The excitement of a brand-new Xeno title that Shishka and I could play together was huge; he’s the one who got me into Xenogears in the first place, so many years ago. The world and much of the story felt appropriately epickal for the Xeno name. The tedium of the back third of the game cost me so much enthusiasm, though.

メルルのアトリエ ~アーランドの錬金術士3~

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionJP
Finished2012-04-07
Started2012-02-11
AwardGame of the Year 2012
DetailsSilent Satelier

トトリのアトリエ~アーランドの錬金術士2~

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionJP
Finished2012-02-04
Started2012-01-14
Time50h
AwardCharacter of the Year 2012: Mimi
DetailsCheck time

Steins;Gate HD

PlatformiOS
RegionJP
Finished2012-02-04
Started2011-08-25
Time50h
AwardGame of the Year 2011

CHAOS;HEAD NOAH HD

PlatformiOS
RegionJP
Finished2011-06-27
Started2011-05-26
Time12h
AwardCharacter of the Year 2011: FES
Detailssecond play campaign to get extra endings

Valkyria Chronicles

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionNA
Finished2011-05-13
Started2010-02-08?
Time39h
AwardComeback Award

CHAOS;HEAD NOAH

PlatformPlayStation Portable
RegionJP
Finished2010-12-25
Started2010-10-28
Time66h
AwardGame of the Year 2010

Persona 4

PlatformPlayStation 2
RegionJP
Finished2010-11-07
Started2010-08-27; 2010-11-14
Time80h
AwardTeam-Up Award
DetailsCheck time
The one game that Hiroko and I enthusiastically played through together in its entirety.

Ar tonelico 3 世界終焉の引鉄は少女の詩が弾く

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionJP
Finished2010-07-27
Started2010-02-22
Time35h
AwardCharacter of the Year 2010: Tilia
Impressions; Button Trance: Ar tonelico 3; Addendum: Of Tilia

MOTHER 2

PlatformGame Boy Advance
RegionJP
Finished2010-01-16
Started2009-12-03
Time40h
AwardLongevity Award
DetailsGift from Chris, PAX 2009

Xenogears

PlatformPlayStation
RegionJP
Finished2009-12-02
Started2009-09-09
Time75h
AwardSecond-Time Award
Details10-year anniversary run

Demon's Souls

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionNA
Finished2009-11-12
Started2009-10-09
Time63h
AwardGame of the Year 2009
Detailsw/ Artbook & Soundtrack CD

Persona 2 罰

PlatformPlayStation
RegionJP
Finished2008-12-28
Started2008-11-13
Time75h
AwardGame of the Year 2008

Etrian Odyssey

PlatformNintendo DS
RegionNA
Finished2008-11-01
Started2008-07-24
Time60h
AwardTabletop Nostalgia Award
DetailsCheck time

Ar tonelico 2 世界に響く少女たちの創造詩

PlatformPlayStation 2
RegionJP
Finished2008-04-14
Started2007-11-01
Time108h
AwardGame of the Year 2007
Button Trance: Ar tonelico 2

Ar tonelico 世界の終わりで詩い続ける少女

PlatformPlayStation 2
RegionJP
Finished2006-06-10
Started2006-02-24
Time60h
AwardGame of the Year 2006

サクラ大戦V ~さらば愛しき人よ~ 通常版

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2005-09-10
Started2005-08-16
Time34h
AwardCharacter of the Year 2005: Subaru

Shenmue

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2003-06
Started2003-06
AwardGame of the Year 2003

北へ。White Illumination

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2003
Started2003
AwardCharacter of the Year 2003: Kotori

Xenosaga エピソード I 力への意志

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2002-04-22
Started2002-03-04
AwardFanaticism Award
The announcement of a new Xeno game marked my first phase of fervent video game geekery. I ended up teaming with some folks online to create a guide and script translation.

サクラ大戦

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2002
Started2002
Time12h
AwardAll-Time Character Award: Kouran
A personal account of my experiences with Sakura Taisen.
An article about the series that I wrote for HG101.

サクラ大戦2 君、死にたもうことなかれ

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2002
Started2002
Time22h
AwardGame of the Year 2002

Xenogears

PlatformPlayStation
Finished1999-12
Started1999-11
Time78h
AwardAll-Time Favorite Game

CAPCOM VS. SNK 2 MILLIONAIRE FIGHTING 2001

PlatformPlayStation 2
Started2001
AwardCompetitive Fighting Revitalization Award
The first video game I ever imported (from good old NCSX). I used to pack up my precious PS2 and bring it to Jon's apartment so we could play this. Eventually I just moved in with him.