Fav game of 2015 and What to look forward to in 2016?

2015 didn’t have a ton of games I was chomping at the bit to play.  Some things sounded intriguing, but I felt going into the year like there wasn’t one big game I really wanted to plunk down money for and pre-order.

This hasn’t happened to me in probably 10 years.  There has almost always been something I went and bought early on.  A game I wanted the extra’s for.  I don’t even care if they are all digital or physical anymore.  I am just as happy to spend money on something I want to succeed. 

In 2015, I didn’t put down a single buck before a game released.  I am not sure if Zeff is happy or sad.  I know our budget loved my new found inability to find something to play.

I almost bought Witcher 3, but I didn’t really like 2 very much.  No sale.  I don’t want to play with other people in the shooter games, so all the Call of Duty type stuff was out for me.  The single player campaign might take two hours if I take my time.  I just can’t justify $60 on a couple of hours. 

Ah, but the end of the year made a little dent in our bank account, and made my heart sing.

I don’t normally need to make much of a choice on favorite games.  I can name most of them in quick succession, but the end of the year has me flummoxed.

I love Fallout 4.  I love Pillars of Eternity.  I love them both so much, I can’t choose between them. 

Fallout 4 brings a ton of fun to the franchise.  I still use way too many bullets, I never seem to have leftover stims, and my settlements are a wreck, but it’s the kind of game I lose myself in.  What more can you ask of a game?

The Pillars of Eternity story blows pretty much any RPG I have player since the original Bioshock, right out of the park.  Stellar.  Magnificent.  Fabulous.  I find some of the controls a little difficult, but that’s always been a problem for me when I have multiple party members to control.  It’s also not a walk in the park either.  I am really not good at using the priest, and I get my party wiped out often.  It’s not super frustrating yet.  I still want to beat the encounter.  I keep trying until I get a set up that gets me the win. 

2016 isn’t looking much better than 2015.  You will notice there wasn’t an MMORPG I hankered for.  There isn’t a single one for 2016 on my radar either.  There are bunches of reiterations of old games, further sequels in other franchises, but not much rings my bell yet. 

Being a Mass Effect fan, I want to believe Andromeda is going to be out in 2016, but I am not buying it.  All the footage I have managed to find looks like crap.  The video for Mass Effect day was a joke.  December 2016 is a shot in the dark. 

Persona 5 would be great, but I would have to buy a Playstation 4.  I still regret buying the Xbone.  It sits unused in my house gathering dust.  Sigh.  I don’t think I can buy another console just for one game.  Even though, I REALLY love Persona.

It’s feast of famine on the gaming landscape.  I am hoping for another Pillars of Eternity on the horizon.  Man, for a kickstarter game, I am just blown away.  Another fun Fallout 4 type game wouldn’t be rejected.  What I really want though, is a super fun MMORPG my friends and I can sink our teeth into. 

What were your favorite games of 2015?  What’s on your game buying schedule for 2016?