Game Collection Roundtable 01/02/2015: Holiday Plunder Edition!

Every week, the Diehard GameFAN team adds new games to their collections. Sometimes they are new releases, physical or digital, DLC or full games, but they are all building blocks in our greater collections.


  • Alphadia Genesis (Wii U)
  • Castlevania: CIrcle of the Moon (Wii)
  • Chaos on Deponia (PC)
  • Pokémon Pinball R/S (Wii U)

The first three games were purchased with credit. The two Wii games were from the Wii U Digital Deluxe Promotion. I’ve now completely filled up my Wii U’s hard drive in fact. Chaos on Deponia was purchased from selling backgrounds and Steam cards. It was $3.99 for the day and I had the first and third game via bundles so hey, why not? Pokémon Pinball is the only game I paid for and well, it’s both one of the best GBA and Pinball video games ever made. It’s well worth the $7.99.

Mark B.

  • Desktop Dungeons (PC)
  • The Stanley Parable (PC)
  • Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (PC)

My friends got me these for Christmas through Steam (thanks, Sean, Helen and Aaron!) though I’ve only had a chance to play the last one in the list, which is… interesting. Aileen and Crystal also got me figurines (of Miranda Lawson from Mass Effect 2/3 and Makoto Naegi from Dangan Ronpa, respectively), which are gaming related, and since this is my write-up I’ll shout out whoever I want.

I didn’t buy anything for myself personally during the various sales that have gone on in the past couple weeks, partly because I try to avoid buying things for myself unless they’re amazing, and partly because I haven’t really seen anything out there that was a must have as of yet.


  • Ys: The Oath in Felgana (PC)
  • Fortress Craft Evolved (PC)
  • Game of Thrones (PC rpg)
  • Freedom Wars (Vita)
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
  • The Walking Dead GOTY (PS4)
  • The Walking Dead Season Two (PS4)
  • The Wolf Among Us (PS4)
  • Knack (PS4)
  • Infamous Second Son (PS4)


  • The Lost Crown (PC)
  • Symphony (PC)
  • Bionic Heart (PC)
  • planetarian (PC)
  • Claire (PC)
  • Escape Goat 2 (PC)
  • Divinity: Original Sin (PC)
  • Skyrim (PC)
  • fault milestone one (PC)
  • Lords of Xulima (PC)
  • Costume Quest (PC)
  • Hammerwatch (PC)
  • Freedom Planet (PC)

Steam sales tend to be a boon for my Steam library (and my Mt. Everest backlog), especially the winter sale, and this was no exception. These are all gifts (thank you Sean, Aaron, Mark, Crystal, Chris, and Helen), and I’m really grateful to the people that gave me these (and naturally I do my best to return the favor – I actually enjoy gifting other people more than buying stuff for myself). I haven’t gotten to even half of these yet, but some of them I’ve had my eye on for quite a while (i.e. Skyrim, The Lost Crown). Of the ones I did get to play, planetarian was brief, but left me feeling like this during and afterwards. I’ve been really looking forward to fault milestone one since I played the initial demo, and thus far I’m really enjoying it. Escape Goat 2 felt like a more polished version of the first game, which was already loads of fun. Hammerwatch seemed like a decent hack and slash, but would probably be more exciting playing with other people. As for Divinity, let me put it this way: it made my 2014 top 10 list.


  • Gravity Rush (Vita)
  • Resistance: Burning Skies (Vita)
  • Lumines: Electronic Symphony (Vita)
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
  • Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)

All of the above except the last one were unwrapped on Christmas. Gravity Rush is something I’ve tried before thanks to PS Plus, but I wanted a physical copy. I prefer it anyway, plus it saves me over a gig in memory. I’ve also played Resistance before, but again it’s something I felt like owning. I enjoy the series enough to have them all, even if Sony did axe the online. Lumines was one of my favorite games on the PSP, and I’m annoyed at myself for waiting this long to get the Vita installment. Once I’m finally able to put down Miku for good, Lumines will probably be my go to game for awhile. The one I’ve played the most since getting it is Luigi’s Mansion. I’m having a blast with the game. It has more charm in a few seconds than many games have in their entire length. You can’t own a Nintendo system without getting Mario Kart for it. That’s just the law. Finally, I really wanted OoT. Since I didn’t end up getting it for Christmas, I decided to just outright buy the thing. It was expensive, but I doubt I’ll have any regrets.


  • Child of Light (XBO)
  • Game of Thrones (XBO)
  • Tales from the Borderlands (XBO)
  • The Legend of Korra (XBO)
  • Transistor (Steam)
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Steam)
  • Postal 2 (Steam)
  • ORION: Prelude (Steam)
  • Face Noir (Steam)
  • A Bird Story (Steam)
  • Jets’n’Guns Gold (Steam)
  • Sequence (Steam)
  • Freedom Wars (Vita)
  • Fantasy Life (3DS)
  • Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4)
  • Dragon Age Inquisition (XBO)
  • Donkey Kong amiibo
  • Kirby amiibo
  • Yoshi amiibo

Big haul this week. Much of the Xbox One titles were purchased during one of several end of year sales that Microsoft was running. I don’t consider myself a huge fan of Telltale, but I am curious as to how they interpreted some of my favorite universes. Child of Light is a game that I’ve always wanted to try, but just never got around to, so the sale price was enough for me to bite. The Legend of Korra was purchased because I’m a big fan of PlatinumGames. Everything else you see was this year’s Christmas haul (thanks Alex, Mark, Aileen, and Aaron for the Steam gifts/trades!) Hopefully I can get through it all before 2015’s big releases start making their way into my home.

*Also, I uploaded a picture to be used as needed. Should be in the library on the site.

Matt Yaeger

  • Call of Duty Ghosts Hardened Edition (360)
  • Elite Sniper 2 (PS3)
  • The Bureau X-Com Declassified (360)
  • Wolfenstien (360)
  • Hitman Go
  • Trials Frontier
  • Rayman Jungle Run

Target and Gamefly clearance have assured that I will spend my time mired in the last generation of consoles for even longer. I got an Samsung tablet so I picked up some Google Play games. Hitman Go is an adorable board game version of the console titles that transitioned amazingly well into a this portable puzzle game. Trials Frontier is like Trials with touch controls and Free To Play stuff loading it down. Rayman Jungle Run is a infinite runner version of that title and maintains it’s nice graphics and some tough platforming sections.


  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U)
  • Switch Galaxy Ultra (PS4/Vita)
  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3)
  • Under Night In-Birth: Late (PS3)
  • Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen * Sangokushi Engi (PS3)
  • Phantom Breaker: Extra (PS3)
  • Nurarihyon No Mago: Hyakki Ryouran Taisen (PS3)

This week I grabbed Shantae for Wii U because I’d rather play it on a big screen than on 3DS. I thought it was really good, but not as creative and fun as the last game. There was literally zero belly dancing. The rest are my holiday plunder – I got momentarily obsessed with 2D fighters only released in Japan so got a bunch of them import.






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