I barely played any video games in 2020, after developing some form of RSI preventing me from using a game controller comfortably. As always, a lot of these games didn’t come out in 2020. Beatmania IIDX and Stepmania/DDR have completely dominated my game-playing time, 2020 truly became the year of the rhythm game. I started playing IIDX in November 2019 and by the end of 2020 I was 2-Dan (二段).
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere
YOU and ME and HER: A Love Story
428: Shibuya Scramble
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Kentucky Route Zero Act V
Beatmania IIDX 27 Heroic Verse
Okay honestly 2020 was not a very good year for anime, imo. Or at least not the kinds I wanted to watch.
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul
Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
Much of the second half of 2020 was spent watching vtubers, mainly from hololive. The debut of Hololive EN especially changed my media consumption habits, meaning I was watching a lot more streams than I ever had before.
For the last few weeks I’ve been commuting into work via bike. I love it!! When I was commuting from Fitchburg it would take me around two hours each way, car then train then walking, to get to work. It was awful!! Now that I live in Somerville, biking into work takes around 18-25 minutes. Not only is it significantly faster, but it’s a much more enjoyable experience. I love biking without headphones in so I have time to think. It gives a nice transitional period between work and home without needing to fill it with endless content and media.
I played very few games that came out in 2018, and rather my year was filled with either very small indies, or things that came out in previous years. Regardless, there’s a lot of stuff that I really enjoyed! The full list (in order of completion) is at the bottom.
I went to the Unity Farm Sanctuary over the weekend with Sabrina! This place was great, and if anything is moving me closer to being a vegetarian it sure is this. I never realized just how soft (and loud) chickens are, and dang they’re cute.