Last year I posted my first #AniMay post talking about the last 11 anime I watched. Since I enjoyed a break from writing about gaming, I thought I’d revisit the topic again this year. I haven’t watched as much anime over the past 12 months as I did the year before, and I’ve actually only just seen enough to feature in this post – but unfortunately, I don’t feel like this list is as strong as last year’s. This is mainly due to the fact that me and my boyfriend have had a preference to watch films instead, therefore limiting our anime time.
This last month has been a very strange time for us all. I know a lot of people are finding the lockdown incredibly difficult, which is totally understandable, but I’m left feeling a little guilty for somewhat enjoying hiding myself away from the world. There’s no doubt I’m a complete shut in – I’ve only left the house on one occasion in the past 7 weeks and I’m not even beginning to feel stir crazy. Unfortunately, my boyfriend had to go back to work as an essential worker, so I’ve been hiding out in my family home for the past 4 weeks without seeing him (which has definitely been the worst part), however, we have been spending a lot more time gaming online together than usual.
Well, last month I said February was the worst month of my life… Now we have a winner! March has been a complete nightmare. I apologize for starting this post on a downer, but it gets better – I promise!
A lot has changed over the past few weeks due to the global Coronavirus pandemic – I’m sure you didn’t need me to tell you that. Whilst the news is plastered everywhere, it’s difficult to avoid the stress from it all, whether it be the virus itself, the panic buyers, or having to come in close proximity with those people who still fail to understand the act of basic hygiene. With a lockdown taking place in many countries – the UK now included – many people are now in self isolation, some of which are working from home. As someone who is used to working from the comfort of my own home, I know it can sometimes be difficult to concentrate with so many distractions around you – especially if you’re going to be committing to this abnormal routine regularly.
Following the new trending Twitter posts of 10 Games To Get To Know Me, I’ve noticed many people’s answers usually contain games that are similar genres or styles. After thinking long and hard about my answers, I realised that my gaming tastes are so widespread that my list could’ve been mistaken for being drawn straight out of a hat.
This list is going to be a little different to others I’ve come across as I’ve picked my favourite game from a different genre for each answer. Also, with this being a Skylar-Mei list, of course it’s going to feature 11 games! Since I appear to have missed the last [11:11] post, I’ll feature this as this final one in the series – sorry it’s late!
January has been a strange month. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but it seems to have dragged despite my fresh optimism for the year ahead. I’ve had a pretty productive month aside from gaming too, mainly focusing on planning our trip to Japan in March and also trying my hand at drawing (for the first time since I was doing my GCSEs). I’ve also been playing my guitar every night for the past week and studying Japanese most nights throughout the month too. I’m enjoying this routine and plan to keep it up!
During 2019, I managed to complete 35 games! My yearly target was 40 (although I said I’d be happy with 30) so I’m very pleased with my progress. I was a little worried at first due to only playing 12 games by the end of June, but I managed to pull it back after some changes to my working life which allowed more free time. Obviously, there are a lot of other games I played last year that I didn’t finish e.g. Smite (never-ending) so much more of my time was put into games than credited on this list. I don’t plan to finish as many during 2020, but I suppose we’ll just have to see what happens.
The list below has been taken from the Twitter thread I’d been composing during the course of 2019. After completing each game, I wrote a very short summary on the key points and/or main features also including the platform, hours spent and the date I finished each game. I’ve also rated each game out of 5 and left a description of my rating system below.