Awards
StatusPlaying Finished Played Paused Queued Stalled None
Year2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
105 items

Firewatch

Finished2016-02
Started2016-02-13
DetailsWatched Josiah play for Silent Saturday

Everyone’s Gone to the Rapture

RegionNA
Finished2016-01-31
Started2016-01-16
DetailsSilent Saturday

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Finished2016-01-09
Started2015-12-26
DetailsWatched Josiah play for Silent Saturday

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.

Soma

PlatformPlayStation 4
RegionNA
Finished2015-12-05
Started2015-11-07
DetailsSilent Saturday with Josiah
This had some of the most provocative decisions I have ever seen in a game. Not just mundane “whose life do you save” choices, but ones that are genuinely philosophical and that often split our group down the middle.

Her Story

PlatformMacintosh
RegionNA
Finished2015-07-19
Started2015-07-18
Time4h

越えざるは紅い花

PlatformPlayStation Portable
RegionJP
Finished2015-05
Started2015-04-01

英雄伝説 空の軌跡SC

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

Persona 2 罪

PlatformPlayStation Portable
RegionJP
Finished2014-11-09
Started2011-05-16
Time37h
I played the P2 duology out of order, which was actually probably ideal. More late PSX-era graphics, more weird psychology, more Amano Maya, more Persona 2! These games are so emblematic to me of the strange, hip, geeky Japan of the 1990s.

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.

フェイト/ステイナイト[レアルタ・ヌア] extra edition

PlatformPlayStation 2
RegionJP
Finished2014-10-17
Started2013-09-08
Time109h
DetailsPlayed 2 of 3 routes
The joke was that nobody would want to watch a Japanese visual novel on Twitch. But a few friends ended up immersing ourselves in the day-to-day rhythms of this game together, and developed elaborate inside jokes and rituals for the narrative’s meditatively repetitive nature. I wish Nasu Kinoko was better at editing, though; I like drawn-out pacing but nearly every scene felt about 50% too long!

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.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

PlatformPlayStation Portable
RegionNA
Finished2013-12-21
Started2013-10-03
Time40h
Solid, meat-and-potates, earnestly pre-moe JRPG. Focuses on the experience of traveling around a rich fantasy world, which feels like it existed long before you came along, and discovering the complex relationships between its people and institutions. Doesn’t focus on gimmicks, technology, or unlockable swimsuits for your female party members. The promising beginning to what seems to be a truly epickal series.

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.

Analogue: A Hate Story

PlatformMacintosh
Finished2013-09-10
Started2013-09-07
DetailsSteam

Digital: A Love Story

PlatformMacintosh
Finished2013-09-06
Started2013-09-06

Dark Souls

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionNA
Finished2012-07-07
Started2011-10-05
Time94h

Journey

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionNA
Finished2012-04-15
Started2012-04-15
Time2h

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

Catherine

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionJP
Finished2011-03-20
Started2011-02-28
Time20h
DetailsCheck time

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

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

PlatformPlayStation Portable
RegionNA
Finished2010-05-15; 2010-06-16
Started2010-05-02; 2010-05-15
Time50h
DetailsClock bug

Bayonetta

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionNA
Finished2010-02-07
Started2010-01-23
Time12h
DetailsCheck time

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionNA
Finished2010-01-25
Started2010-01-18
Time12h

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

PlatformWii
RegionNA
Finished2010-01-23
Started2010-01-17
Time8h
DetailsSilent Saturday

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 3 FES

PlatformPlayStation 2
RegionJP
Finished2009-09-08
Started2008-12-29
Time93h

eb!コレ エビコレ+ キミキス

PlatformPlayStation 2
RegionJP
Finished2009-05-25
Started2008-08-25
Time20h

Braid

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionNA
Finished2009-01-01
Started2009-01-01
Time6h

LittleBigPlanet

PlatformPlayStation 3
RegionNA
Finished2009-01
Started2008-12

Mana Khemia ~学園の錬金術士たち~ プレミアムボックス 特典 ドラマCD付き

PlatformPlayStation 2
RegionJP
Finished2008-5-29
Started2007-7-17
Time57h

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

Hotel Dusk: Room 215

PlatformNintendo DS
RegionNA
Finished2007-05-24
Started2007-05-16
Time19h

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

PlatformNintendo DS
RegionNA
Finished2007-02-23
Started2007-01-31
Time12h

Summon Night Swordcraft Story

PlatformGame Boy Advance
RegionNA
Finished2007-01-31
Started2007-01-02
Time13h

Fire Emblem The Sacred Stones

PlatformGame Boy Advance
RegionNA
Finished2007-01-02
Started2006-09-19
Time32h

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

PlatformWii
RegionNA
Finished2006-12-10
Started2006-11-23
Time46h

Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny

PlatformPlayStation 2
RegionNA
Finished2006-09-24
Started2006-08-20
Time36h

Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana

PlatformPlayStation 2
RegionNA
Finished2006-07-29
Started2006-06-10

New Super Mario Bros

PlatformNintendo DS
RegionNA
Finished2006-06-24
Started2006-06-13

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

SIMPLE2000シリーズ Vol.50 THE 大美人

PlatformPlayStation 2
RegionJP
Finished2006
Started2006
The people at Pink Godzilla practically made me take this when I bought some other game there, and I can see why. It made for a pretty dumb couple of hours at Shishka’s house.

Indigo Prophecy

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2005-11-4
Started2005-11-01
Time12h

ELYSION ~永遠のサンクチュアリ~

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2005-10
Started2005-10
Time15h

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

Sentimental Graffiti

PlatformSegasaturn
Finished2005-02-21
Started2005-01-30
Time20h

新世紀エヴァンゲリオン

PlatformSegasaturn
Finished2005
Started2005
Time8h

新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 2nd Impression

PlatformSegasaturn
Finished2005
Started2005
Time6h

新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 鋼鉄のガールフレンド

PlatformSegasaturn
Finished2005
Started2005
Time6h

Xenosaga エピソードII 善悪の彼岸

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2004-07
Started2004-07

Xenosaga Freaks

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2004-05
Started2004-05

北へ ~Diamond Dust~

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2004
Started2004

SIMPLE2000シリーズ Vol.31 THE 地球防衛軍

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2004
Started2003-09

火焔聖母~The Virgin on Megiddo~

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2004
Started2003
Time15h

Shenmue II

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2003-08
Started2003-07

ルームメイトノベル 佐藤由香

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2003-07
Started2003-07

Shenmue

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

Xenosaga

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2003-03
Started2003-03

Rez

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2003
Started2003

サクラ大戦 ~熱き血潮に~

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2003
Started2003
Time40h

北へ。White Illumination

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2003
Started2003
AwardCharacter of the Year 2003: Kotori

零 ~紅い蝶~ PlayStation 2 the Best

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2003
Started2003

零~ZERO~ PlayStation 2 the Best

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2003
Started2002

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

サクラ大戦3~巴里は燃えているか~

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2002
Started2002
Time12h

サクラ大戦4 ~恋せよ乙女~

PlatformDreamcast
Finished2002
Started2002
Time10h

Final Fantasy VIII

PlatformPlayStation
Finished2001-04
Started2001-03

Final Fantasy VII

PlatformPlayStation
Finished2001-03
Started2000

Devil May Cry

PlatformPlayStation 2
Finished2001
Started2001-08-23

Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction

PlatformMacintosh
Finished2001
Started2001

Metal Gear Solid

PlatformPlayStation
Finished2001
Started2001

Chrono Cross

PlatformPlayStation
Finished2000
Started2000
Time30h

Diablo 2

PlatformMacintosh
Finished2000
Started2000

Xenogears

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

Riven

PlatformWindows
Finished1998-01-08
Started1997-12-31

Gunstar Heroes

Finished1997?
Started1997?

The Secret of Monkey Island

PlatformWindows
Finished1997?
Started1997?

Chrono Trigger

Finished1997-7
Started1997-7-1
Time24h

Diablo

PlatformWindows
Finished1997
Started1997

Secret of Evermore

Finished1996?
Started1996?

Super Mario RPG

Finished1996?
Started1996?

A Link to the Past

Finished1995?
Started1995?

Myst

PlatformMacintosh
Finished1994-04
Started1994-04

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Finished1994-02-06
Started1994-02-02

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

PlatformMacintosh
Finished1994
Started1993-12-25

Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter

PlatformMacintosh
Finished1993?
Started1993?

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

PlatformMacintosh
Finished1993-10
Started1993-10

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

PlatformMacintosh
Finished1993-07-27
Started1993-07

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

PlatformMacintosh
Finished1993-07-12
Started1993-06

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Finished1993-01
Started1992-12

Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon

PlatformMacintosh
Finished1993
Started1992-12-25

Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers

PlatformMacintosh
Finished1992?
Started1992?

Super Mario World

Finished1992?
Started1992?