Funny to think that barely seven years ago we sketched our video game resolutions for 2021. Now we are going back, planning our hopes and dreams for how we will play and think about games in 2022.
Last year I said I would play more games with friends online, reclaiming some social connections that were lost at the peril of 2020. For the most part, I did. In the spring I have sunk hours in Riders. In the fall I did the same with Back 4 Blood. My winter so far has been defined by Infinite halothe multiplayer mode of, which reinvigorated the Halo community. Its free-to-play model has undoubtedly attracted newcomers to the game, and I found myself not only playing with old gaming friends, but making new ones as well.
I also said that I would finish Mass effect 2 for the first time. (I did, but everything messed up, leaving half of my team dead.) I said I would do it a second time, too, for its makeover reissue as part of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. (I didn’t, and I am always sit on a save file before the final mission, for fear of ruining everything and killing half of my team.) The goal here, basically, was to go through the trilogy, plus Mass Effect: Andromeda, before whatever the next one Mass Effect is called sort. Yes, this game is in development at BioWare, but there isn’t even the slightest hint of a release window, which means I have … a little bit of time.
So other than me lazily recycling one of my resolutions from last year, what’s on the agenda for next year?
“My gaming resolution is just to play more, especially small indie games,” Kotaku Editor-in-chief Lisa Marie Segarra tells me. “I took a lot longer for games like Unpacking Where At the sea! this year, and they were so happy to break longer titles.
âMy resolution is simple: complete more games! Â»Declares Kotaku editor Jeremy Winslow. âI have the longest backlog, with games dating back, for example, to 2017 that I would love to beat. My problem, however, is that I quickly bounce off one game and land on another. So by 2022 I just want to finish the games that I start.
Personally, I would like KonMari my perfectionist state of mind. That’s not to say that I don’t want to see all a game has to offer, or hit the credits for every game I start. I do. But if I stop to sniff every rose, say, the February one Horizon forbidden to the west, I won’t have time for the really breathtaking range of cool games also scheduled for February (without forgetting the rest of the year). I’d also like to at least consider venturing into PC gaming, a gaming ecosystem that I’m sadly unfamiliar with. Maybe the recently delayed Steam Deck is the easiest way?
At the end of the day, we should all be proud that throughout this article I haven’t once cracked a silly, derivative one-liner about my resolution being 4K or 1440p or something. kind. This is what we call character progress, and it alone is proof that we are all capable of achieving our goals. So share yours!
Good year, Kotaku.