What are your video game resolutions for 2022?

Aloy stares into the distance in Horizon Forbidden West, out on PS5 in 2022.

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It’s fun to think about how, just seven short years ago, we outlined ours video game resolutions for 2021. Now we are back at it and 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, and regain some social connections that were lost due to the dangers of 2020. For the most part, I did. In the spring, I sank hours in Outriders. This fall, I did the same with Back 4 Blood. My winter has so far been defined by Halo infinite‘s multiplayer mode, which has revived glory Community. Its free-to-play model has undoubtedly turned newcomers into the game, and I have found that I have not only played with old game friends, but actually got new ones as well.

I also said I would be done Mass Effect 2 for the first time. (I did, but messed it up, which left half of my team dead.) I said I would do it another time too, because it was re-released as part of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. (I did not, and am still sitting on a save file prior to the last mission, for fear of ruining it and killing half of my team.) The goal here was basically to run through the trilogy, plus Mass Effect: Andromeda, before anything next Mass effect called coming out. Yes, that game is under development at BioWare, but there is not even the slightest hint of a release window – which means I have … some time.

So besides lazily reusing one of my decisions from last year, what’s on the schedule for next year?

“My gaming resolution is simply to play more, especially less indie games,” Kotaku co-editor Lisa Marie Segarra tells me. “I spent a lot more time playing games like Unpacking or Overboard! this year, and it was a pleasure to break up longer titles. ”

“My decision is simple: complete more games!”, Says Kotaku staff writer Jeremy Winslow. “I have the longest lag, with games going back to, say, 2017, that I would love to beat. My problem, though, is that I quickly jump off one game and land on another. So for 2022, I actually just want to quit the games I start. “

Personally, I would like to KonMaric my completionist mindset. That’s not to say that I do not want to see all that a game has to offer, or that I do not want to see the credit for every game I start. I do. But if I stop to sniff every single rose in e.g. February Horizon forbidden west, I do not want time for really overwhelming lineup of cool games also scheduled for February (not to mention the rest of the year). I would also like to at least consider frolicking in PC games, an ecosystem of games that I am unfortunately not familiar with. Maybe recently delayed Steam Deck is the easy way in?

At the end of the day, we should all be proud that throughout this post, I did not once crack a stupid, derived one-liner that my resolution was 4K or 1440p or something. This is what we call character progress – and is the only proof that we are all capable of achieving our goals. Then share yours!

Happy New Year, Kotaku.


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