The Gist - 4 Games You Should Finally Complete This Month

Since July is pretty crap for big game releases, here are some great games from this year that you should consider finally wrapping up!

Discussion

64 comments
majicebe
majicebe

Completely agree.  Consoles have all the hype, but aside from the handful of "exclusives", can't back it up.  PCMR.

Zloth2
Zloth2

Divinity: Original Sin looks like it's going to take up almost the whole month!

D0BR0
D0BR0

south park there.  the best stuff when it gets to about 10 bucks lol

MICHAELKNIGHT2K
MICHAELKNIGHT2K

pc is the past present and future of gaming. Consoles are dying and I wish they were dead already, console exclusives need to be abolished. In the 80's 90's and 2000's I understood the competition and I enjoyed those systems and what they produced but now the idea of bulky consoles seem very dated and the whole Idea of consoles are fading.  I'm now in my early 40's and my kids could care less about consoles and constantly beg me to use my pc. Waiting for the day Nintendo, Sony, and xbox becomes software choices instead of bulk over priced units.

Intellijosh
Intellijosh

I LOVE my rig, but unless I'm playing Starcraft or mmorpg's, I will always prefer a controller. Yes, my computer already plays games better than my ps4, but when I play pc games, I find myself obsessed with adjusting settings to get the best personal performance as opposed to actually enjoying the game itself. It sounds ironic, but the added ability to adjust my performance ruins my experience many times....

Maverick6585
Maverick6585

Right after the Steam Summer Sale. Perfect timing.

Need to play Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, XCOM Enemy Unknown, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, ARMA II, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and need to finish Tomb Raider and Metro Last Light. Also need to do another playthrough of Transistor and put it on YouTube. 

I was never really interested in Watch Dogs. Especially seeing as I'd have to play it on a 360 or on lowest settings. I'd rather just play GTAV again. 

waelse1
waelse1

Have a lot of games never or barely started, probably should treat like Spring Cleaning and tackle them soon. Picking up titles from the Steam and Gog sales didn't help.

metallinatus
metallinatus

And the best game released this year this far, Mario Kart 8.

mrpositivity
mrpositivity

Im playing Anarchy Online ... its bit dated but overall really good game for me :) 

meedokicky
meedokicky

I am working on Watch Dogs :P and I am close to finishing it. 3 missions in Act 4 to go and one in Act 5.

I have also bought Wolfenstein New Order, but only played about one hour so far.

ECH71
ECH71

Southpark: Stopped playing it as soon as I realized it's trying to force me to use new school "WASD" keyboard layout.


Later found out the game is way too turn-based / LotR for my liking... so I probably would have stopped playing even if I could use arrow keys for moving around.

vanti
vanti

I'll probably get into that Wolf Among Us since S01 is now out for me to totally binge on. But for now I'll go have a cold cider in the sun, because summer and the sun barely sets here =)

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

I Got Sucked Into. . .Sniper Elite III

I played the whole thing, the DLC and some Solo Survival from beginning to end without mixing in another game in between.

It's like Splinter Cell set in WWII using WWII technology.

Large open world terrain, lots of enemies and you come across many optional objectives during game play.  You must use your brains by creating distractions using rocks, flint & steel fires, incapacitating enemies, using noise cover, creating booby traps with explosives. 


Watch Dogs

I think I played about 25+ hours and still haven't finished the main story.

It's like a mixture of Splinter Cell and Driver: San Francisco with hacking.


NHL 14

Great fun all the time for every minute.


Saints Row Series

After 10+ times of playing, I didn't realize that when you call in you friends (using the cell phone), the characters will carry on comical dialog with each other.  I was always used to doing everything solo.  Saints Row IV allows  you to play you favorite music (just open your cell phone and access the music menu) during combat, not just driving.  Maybe SR3 allowed you to do that too.   Kinzie is smart, witty and charming.  

Thank you Jess. *Best Wishes*

xeromagnum
xeromagnum

How did she know I only played Watch Dogs for an hour o.O? It just made me want to play GTA5 again. I'll pass on the other 3 games and wait 1 week for Destiny Beta!

bourne714
bourne714

I need to get around to finishing Witcher 2 and AC Revalations.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

I'm of the mindset that in 2014 there's no place for strict turn-based RPG's.  Child of Light was great fun with its timing element, and action-RPG's are growing on me, but if games with too many cutscenes can be branded interactive movies, I don't see how making menu choices and waiting to be told how they've gone gets a pass.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

1. Watch dogs needs a patch for obvious glitches, car physics and random respawn of gangs. Why do we have to keep fighting the cops online to entertain ourselves if we are not criminals per se? Least make cops little tougher for online so my friends and I can have a good brawl online.


2. Ahhhhh no.


3. It's not on PS4 to even try.


4. Not on PS4 so.... yeahhhh

rotjunk
rotjunk

Best games I played this year were Tomb Raider on PS4 ( only because I never played it on ps3) and Child Of Light. Yes, I am choosing Child Of Light over Valiant Hearts in terms of overall fun.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

The Stick of Truth, Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs are on my do to list BUT the price is still a little high for me to dive into them. I'm going to finish my backlog and then buy them.

Watch Dogs is still close to retail price FFS! The Stick of Truth is a good price, except on Steam where Ubisoft seem to be making a stand with the cheapo PC fans lol.

Sargoroth
Sargoroth

I'm playing Resident Evil 6 right now (and it's truly one of the worst games I've ever played - and I've played many...). I just can't keep up with all these steam sales... So no real reason for me to buy full priced games (except some console-only releases once in a while).

jasswolf
jasswolf

I can't believe how bad the keyboard controls are for driving in Watch Dogs. I'd imagine it's a great insight into how driving would feel if you've been given sodium pentothal.

Grodoboldo
Grodoboldo

If you have half a brain and 5 bucks for walking around instead of taking the bus, you probably bought Ni No Kuni when it was on sale last month.

Go and play that, it's beautiful, fun, immersive,rewarding... it's awesome!

If you didn't buy it for 5 dollars, don't feel bad, it's still worthy of its full price.

kozzy1234
kozzy1234

July crappy for games? The GOTY so far came out.... Divinity Original Sin

habeasdata
habeasdata

I've been playing watchdogs it has so many side missions. I have finished almost all of them and i am only in the chapter 2 of the main story, it really annoys me when i dont do everything that i can do, i have to finish them.

i dont know a lot about dark souls II i like role playing games but I've been told tha t is not really the type of rpg that i play, like dragon age,kotor or diablo

Mindwipe77
Mindwipe77

This girl is CUTE!  I just beat tomb raider on ps4 and deciding what to beat next in my backlog before the big hitters arrive soon. 

b0sse
b0sse

I love you, Jess.

BuyaPC
BuyaPC

Watch dogs is the suckiest game of the year. It's so boring and generic feeling like they just shoehorned in a bunch of mechanics from their other games such as ass creed which is another terrible franchise. Ubisoft Montreal fucking sucks, they are like a big production line putting out games with ripped off ideas from other games that were once good but now have no soul since they were stolen. They just cram a bunch of "cool ideas" in that have nothing to do with the other shit they crammed in and it's just a big pile of boring and uninspired mechanics needed to fill in this big world that is really the only selling point for the game. I honestly like probably 90% of games I play and happen to hate ubi Montreals entire lineup except far cry 3 which was ok. I can't figure out why their games are so popular, I've tried and tried with an open mind and just don't get it.

jharring
jharring

Well I got 1 out of 4 because I bought Dark Souls II right away and played only that over the next two months (91 hours worth).  But, you know, this video is kind of weird to me because it's not like there's some race going on that I have to keep up with.  Watch Dogs and South Park are either at or close to full price right now, so why would I bother?  I already just bought 30 other games on sale on Steam!  Some were indies, some are a few years old, and some are actually a year or less old but still under $10.


You know what else I'm playing right now?  Ys.  Like, the 1st one.  Granted it's the 2008 DS remake, but it's a game with design circa 1990.  I mean, there's no hurry.  >_>

watchdogsrules
watchdogsrules

i dont even have watch dogs yet, despite my name

omNOMinator
omNOMinator

I'll be watching a lot more of The Gist, this was really great!

Thortheus
Thortheus

And the next game in my never-ending backlog... Fallout 3?

D0BR0
D0BR0

@Maverick6585 focus on mass effect
 and blood dragon for laughs and fun

Zloth2
Zloth2

@ECH71  Uhhh, the control scheme before WASD was WAXD.  The arrow keys are typically "alternates" to the left hand keys.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@bourne714  I've been holding Witcher 2 off until much closer to Witcher 3's release.  I heard W2 has a pretty... sudden ending.

gawthy
gawthy

@Kinguard73 1. It makes Watchdogs that much harder to play and its not a great game


2. Dark Souls 2 amazing game 


3. Old RPG is meh 



SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@b0sse Good post. I like it.

If I say it, everyone flames me for it, but it's okay for everyone else.

iammcgruber
iammcgruber

@BuyaPC My biggest problem with it is how repetitive the side missions are. 100 hot spot check ins??? I mean really? 30 privacy invasions that all consist of the same damn thing, every second a crime to stop which is an identical processs to the last one, and then you got the investigations. Pretty much a rinse and repeat game all the way through. However I can play it in short bursts and be a little entertained for a while.

simadmat
simadmat

Theme park if so the ds version is so bad

iammcgruber
iammcgruber

@Thortheus Mine is Skyrim, I've had it for about 2 years but never even un-wrapped it. July will be the month.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@VakarianGirl Yeah I know it is supposed to be kind of boring but I'd rather play it and find out for myself to be honest. I do like the idea of the hacking and stuff. Reviews are a guide not gospel.

I've had games I loved and got a bad review, I've had games I didn't like and people worship the ground it was made on.

But the price has to be right which right now it isn't. It may be well into next year before I give it a go yet. I might have decided not to bother by then, but it is on my list regardless.

jasswolf
jasswolf

@mrdarkmacmar @jasswolf I suppose you can at least turn down the sensitivity manually with software. CBB plugging mine in just for it.

bourne714
bourne714

Or hold out for the holidays, that way you can play while the rest of your family is drunk on eggnog and wine, screaming and throwing turkey legs at each other over who bought what.....or is that just my family?