While reviewing my stats for this post I realized that I totally forgot to celebrate my blog’s fifth anniversary! Which was in 2020, in case you were wondering. Soooo… Yeah. Let’s just move on, shall we?
whatchaa.com’s stats for 2021
While I published just three more posts than the previous year (15 instead of 12), the stats for visitors and views blew my mind when I compared them to 2020. 58,522 people visited the blog, which is 20,000 more than in 2020. As for views, we reached 82,805, compared to 54,639 the year before. Which is totally awesome!
The Top 5-most viewed posts were:
HITMAN 2 Expansion – The Last Resort, defending last year’s top spot with 21,727 views.
HITMAN 2 Expansion – Golden Handshake – another favorite, with 11,608 views, more than doubling those of 2020.
HITMAN: Patient Zero Campaign, Mission 1, The Source with 9,065 views.
HITMAN: Patient Zero Campaign Mission 2, The Author, counting 6,752 views.
SNIPER ELITE 4 – Explaining the ranks and the skill tree (sort of), another solid contender, which clocked in at 5,553 views in 2021.
There were some surprising favorites, most of all my walkthroughs of the Dishonored-DLCs, which is another indicator for me that playthroughs should be posted more frequently. Another surprise were my GreedFall-posts, which were significantly more in demand in 2021, when the game was on sale. I will actually dive into the word of Teer Fradee again soon, to play the DLC. And then there was Dragon Age: Inquisition. I posted my first real review after replaying it this year. And I had such a blast! Soooo looking forward to Dragon Age 4!
To all of you who visit my blog regularly and to my loyal subscribers, thank you so much for another great year! I appreciate your support and hope I will be able to share a little more of my experiences with new and old games in the future.
The games of 2021 and what’s in store for 2022
I was very much looking forward to playing Cyberpunk 2077 – but, unfortunately, HITMAN 3 kept me glued to the world of assassination for most of the first quarter of the year and I have not since come around to playing CD Project Red’s RPG. So. That is on my list – again – for the first three months of this year.
But, I had so much fun playing the last installment of the latest HITMAN-trilogy! And – as you can tell from the stats – my HITMAN-content was, again, the most sought after. So I have vowed to myself to publish more walkthroughs this year, but of other games. Also, I will be reviving my Favorite Mission-series with my favorite one of stealth-game Aragami. Expect to see that one soon.
Speaking of Aragami, it was a great pleasure playing though LinceWork’s Aragami 2 in October of 2021. They’ve done a solid job and I look forward to seeing more of that franchise.
And I got to revisit Ghost Of Tsushima, my GOTY of 2020. To prepare for the Iki Island-DLC – which dropped in September of 2021, I replayed the entire game with great enjoyment. I have yet to finish my second playthrough, though, as it is the hard difficulty and I can’t quite seem to be able to defeat Lord Shimura in that last duel…
Then I needed some more familiarity and returned to playing a totally badass Aiden Pearce in Watch_Dogs. I really enjoyed it and realised that – apart from the main story – there is much of the side content I love. For example – don’t laugh – the chess games. Or taking down rival fixers invading my game. Which I am very good at, BTW.
My greatest surprise discovery of 2021 was the Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts-series. After Watch_Dogs, I craved a little more sniping action, so I gave the first installment a try. Which got me hooked enough to immediately purchase the second one (released in 2021), right after Rebellion revealed their SNIPER ELITE 5-trailer.
As for my games of 2022, I need not tell you that I am totally hyped for God of War: Ragnarok. The 2019 God of War was a game experience I will not forget. Another game – still – on my list is Frogware’s Sherlock Holmes Chapter One. It’s out for PS5 now, but, sadly, I don’t own one. Another great game I will sadly miss out on is the XBox-exclusive Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2. After all, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice remains one of the most unique and outstanding games I have ever played.
Very excited about what 2022 has in store apart from those games!
Until then, keep on playing.