What I Read and Played in 2022

2023-01-10 | 329 words

What I Read

In 2022, I hardly read anything, I mostly played games. The statistics are sad (markdown table).

YearBooks
201510
201617
201728
201827
201920
202017
20218
20224

Anyway, here’s the list:

  1. Monogame mastery A book about game development in the Monogame framework. Not very expert, a lot of unnecessary printed code, but okay.
  2. C# 10 and .NET 10 Ha, I haven’t finished this book yet, I don’t want to complain constantly, but it’s written in a very strange way.
  3. Proklet√° magistr√°la A book about Czechoslovak legions in Siberia in 1919, captivating.
  4. Shareware Heroes The history of shareware games.

What I Played

At the beginning of the year, I had access to Xbox Game Pass, so I tried it out :)

  1. Kingdom: Two Crowns I will probably never finish it :) PS. the original version is free
  2. Frostpunk Very addictive resource manager/survivor strategy game.
  3. Age of Empires IV It didn’t capture my heart. The graphics are weak, I don’t know why, but it just doesn’t look good. Compared to the third one, it’s a bit of a return to the classics, so I appreciate that. The documentary clips between missions are a nice refreshment, I’ve never seen that in any other game.
  4. Descenders “Simulator” of downhill biking, I played it more than I should have :)
  5. Undertale A very famous indie RPG made in Game Maker. I played it for a while, it’s fun.
  6. No Mans Sky On the second try, it caught me and once I understood the game mechanics, it caught me and I spent several hours playing it.
  7. F1 2020 I’m a big fan of the Netflix series Drive to Survive, so I got the game too, but it didn’t interest me :)
  8. It Lurks Below Again, I struggled with the controls, understanding the game (which always exhausts me mentally) and in the end, I spent a few evenings playing it. The author once made Diablo 2.