Jonathan Gor­don


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What a year. What a se­lec­tion of games. What a large pile of things I haven’t got­ten around to yet. Chances are you’re fa­mil­iar with the term ‘pile of shame’, but if not we tend to throw it around a fair amount on games™ and it’s es­sen­tially all the games we were mean­ing to play for the year, but haven't get around to yet. And it feels par­tic­u­larly press­ing when you reach the year’s close and they’re still sit­ting there.

This year, it’s a rather large pile, although I take no small amount of pride in the fact I man­aged to fin­ish Hori­zon Zero Dawn and The Leg­end Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. Both ate up a lot of play­ing time, though, so some other things slipped away. At the time of writ­ing I’ve com­pleted Su­per Mario Odyssey, but not col­lected every­thing yet, I have yet to play through What Re­mains Of Edith Finch (our num­ber two game of the year, for cry­ing out loud), I haven’t even started on Per­sona 5 yet, I’ve only scratched the sur­face of Des­tiny 2, Night In The Woods and Ta­coma, I shud­der at the thought of where I’ll find the time for Assassin’s Creed Ori­gins, and the idea of start­ing up Di­vin­ity: Orig­i­nal Sin II and Tor­ment: Tides Of Numen­era ter­ri­fies me to my core.

Thanks to the pre-christ­mas sales I have most of these ready to go, but I hon­estly don’t know when I’ll be caught up. And while my pile of shame mocks me as I write this and I’m in the midst of our tough­est dead­line month, it’s also kind of thrilling to know how many great games are still ahead of me. It’s been a great year and 2018 is look­ing fan­tas­tic as well.

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