I wanted to post more this year than in 2016 and I managed to do only two posts and five photos more. It is not much of a success but at least I got back to participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge.
11 fireworks photos stacked in Affinity Photo using maximum value.
The Pleiades captured on 29.11.2017
According to the Xbox statistics, my most played games this year were Elite: Dangerous and Destiny 2. Contrary to the number of hours played I got the best experience from older single player games I finished this year.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
I have not played the original Tomb Raiders, but I enjoyed the previous instalment of the franchise. Overall the game was enjoyable but feels a bit too much like a plain shooter from time to time. It would also be nice to have the tombs to play a more prominent role in the main plot.
I decided to get Firewatch after getting fed up with grindy experience in Destiny and Elite: Dangerous. I wanted something compact to be able to finish quickly, and I was not disappointed. The game is basically a walking simulator but the art is pretty, and the plot is interesting enough. I also liked the fact that you can try to do some actual role-playing with the conversations. I might even return to the game some time to try out different options.
Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed III was a bit of surprise since I am not that much of fan of the series. I got the game years ago for Xbox 360 because I was liked the era and inclusion of sailing. When the game became available through backwards compatibility, I decided to return to the game. I also finished Black Flag this year, and even if it is technically better, I enjoyed the plot and setting of Assassin’s Creed III more.
Rise of the Tomb Raider © 2015 Square Enix Ltd.
Firewatch © 2017 Campo Santo
Assassin’s Creed 3 © 2012 Ubisoft Entertainment