Steam Games Sunday - 1 January 2017

Golf With Your Friends debuts on the list at #5

  1. War Thunder
  2. Skyrim
  3. Marvel Heroes
  4. Squad
  5. Golf With Your Friends
  6. Sid Meier's Railroads!
  7. Company of Heroes
  8. Arizona Rose and the Pirates' Riddles
  9. Rainbow Six Siege
  10. DuckTales Remastered

This week's list bears some similarities but there are also some newcomers to the list. The biggest change is the game Gold With Your Friends that has come out of nowhere and is now 5th place on the list: the game is apparently a very popular Early Access game that allows multiplayer mini golf with up to 12 players. War Thunder remains well and truly in the lead and Skyrim is still in second place. Marvel Heroes has gained some ground and is now in third place (up from 5th place) with Sid Meier's Civilization VI nowhere to be seen. Squad, an early blah blah that appeared on the list previously, has resurfaced and is now in 4th place. Another game that used to be on the Steam Games Sunday list, Sid Meier's Railroads! has also resurfaced in 6th place. Company of Heroes which was formally in 4th place has dropped to 7th place and Picross-clone Arizona Rose and the Pirates' Riddles has gone up two places to 8th place this week. Rainbow Six Siege, a game that used to be one of the most played games on the list, has dropped down to 9th place and is in danger of disappearing off the list altogether. Finally, in 10th place we have DuckTales Remastered (which I revisited recently thanks to some encouragement from my daughter).

Anyway stay tuned for next Sunday to see if this list changes :). Are you playing any of the games on this list? How are you finding them?

Also, since it is a new year, it's time to reflect the resolutions I made for 2016 and see how I went.

In terms of stats and achievements for 2016:
  • 185 posts were made this year which is quite a bit less than last year (232) although in terms of reviews I've done 54 game and soundtrack reviews which is more than double what I published in 2015 (24)! So I've well and truly done pretty well with my resolution to publish at least 24 reviews :). The volume of reviews may have had something to do with the changes in my review policy.
  • The annual 10 Most Anticipated PC Games list was completed for 2017
  • We tried to do a game giveaway half way through the year, but it failed spectacularly.
  • I published my first interview with a game developer when I talked to Broc Copeland about his Kickstarter project Guardians of the Rose
  • I published a guide for Rainbow Six Siege with some help from Luke and Lanna. It was actually one of the most popular Rainbow Six Siege guides on Steam for a while and currently has 5,813 unique visitors
  • As part of the changes to the blog, I dropped doing the "Where are they now?" posts for now - that doesn't mean I won't revisit them in the future though!

So while I managed to exceed some of my resolutions from last year (especially the number of reviews), I didn't manage to continue doing "Where are they now?" posts and the Spotlight Sunday posts morphed into Steam Games Sunday posts instead. I have published a lot of indie game reviews like I aimed to although this was going to naturally occur anyway considering the bulk of my Steam games are indie games. As mentioned, I managed to once again publish the 10 Most Anticipated PC Games List (with the help of Lanna, Luke and Choona) and I've been keeping addition of games to my Steam library to a minimum.

So what are my resolutions going to be for 2017? Well, they're going to be a lot similar except I'm going to go out on a limb and aim to publish 52 game and soundtrack reviews this year considering I somehow managed to exceed that last year:

  • To aim for 52 reviews in 2017: that's one review per week on average!
  • To continue "austerity" measures on my Steam library
  • To continue the Most Anticipated PC Games List for 2018
  • To continue with my weekly segments: VGM Monday and Steam Games Sunday