Ah, the summer. It’s mid-July, it’s hot, and the sun is burning every inch of skin that is exposed to its rays. Alas, there’s never been a better time to wake up, pull down the blinds, and stay inside to take a stab at actually completing all of the games that came out in the previous six months that you simply haven’t had the time to.
The year 2015 has been home to some massive blockbuster releases as well as some surprise hits, but time is the ultimate enemy of all of us when it comes to playing games as much as we would like to. So, read on to to see the best games of 2015 that most of us probably have failed to actually complete, but make sure to read quickly and get back to finishing what you started!
The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3 is a behemoth of a game. Sure, the world that CD Projekt RED beautifully created stretches as far as Geralt can see, but the real way this game shows off its size is in the sheer amount of things to do. TW3 has been released for just over a month and a half, and throughout this time, completionists everywhere have been reeling in the extensive number of question marks that beg to be explored on the game’s map. The pure number of things to do in this game that distract players from sticking to the main quest is outstanding. Soaking in every inch of The Witcher 3 could take a long, long time, but there’s no shame in wanting to see it all as it’s a striking and captivating journey.
Ori and the Blind Forest
The first act of Ori and the Blind Forest may have brought a tear or two to some eyes, but it wasn’t until the last third of the game that may have had you crying for a different reason. The appearance of the game is cute, appealing, and delightful, but if you let the presentation of the game fool you into thinking you’re in for an easy ride, you’ll find you’re quickly mistaken. Ori has some of the most challenging platforming and jump sequences seen in a game all year, and some players may have found themselves so frustrated at points that they failed to ever take the time to see the end of Ori’s journey.
Speaking of games that enduce stress with a high difficulty, we find ourselves at Bloodborne. While death is inevitable for the first few hours, many fans of the game propose that those who stick to the game will eventually learn how to approach (and overcome) the rough combat and achieve great success against enemies and the numerous boss fights. But for just as many who persevered through Yharnam, there are probably just as many who threw the controller one too many times to give up at ever staying alive until the credits rolled.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
The latest iteration of Monster Hunter is jam-packed with things to do – quests, weapons and armor to collect, and of course – monsters to hunt, but MH4U is updated each month with new DLC adding more and more to distract you, similar to the trials and tribulations of the world of The Witcher. While some may define “finished” as completing the main story quest, if you’re looking to “100 percent complete” Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, you may be looking at a few long days and sleepless nights ahead of you, for the rest of the year that is.
What games have you failed to put on the “completed” pile this year? Let us know below what games from our list found a spot on yours, as well as what other games from this year you are yet to see to the end.