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Neogaf 2014 Backlog Blitz - Success is not final, failure is not fatal.

mrpookles

Member
Aug 4, 2013
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Getting there. At the very least, my buying habits are better than ever.

"Achieved" in August in bold.

Bought in 2014: 28
Beaten in 2014: 25
Current Score: -3

Beaten:
Assassin's Creed 4 (PC)
Gone Home (PC)
Final Fantasy 7 (PC)
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Crysis 3 (PC)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC)
Saints Row 4 (360)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
Titanfall (X1)
NBA 2K14 (360)
Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC)
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins - The Darkspawn Chronicles (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins - Leliana's Song (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins - Witch Hunt (PC)
Assassin's Creed 4: Freedom Cry (PC)
The Wolf Among Us (PC)
MLB The Show 14 (PS4)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PC)
Dragon Age 2 (PC)
The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)


Bought:
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PC)
Final Fantasy 8 (PC)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC)
Thief (PC)
Crysis 3 (PC)
Batman: Arkham Origins (PC)
The Walking Dead: Season 2 (PC)
Titanfall (X1)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
FFX HD (Vita)
FFX-2 HD (Vita)
Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
MLB The Show 14 (PS4)
Assassin's Creed 4: Freedom Cry (PC)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC)
Metro 2033: Redux (PC)
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea (PC)
Shadowrun Returns (PC)
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PC)
Papers, Please (PC)
The Wolf Among Us (PC)
The Banner Saga (PC)
Baldur's Gate II (PC)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PC)
The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
Madden 15 (X1)


Currently playing:
Madden 15 (X1)
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Battlefield 4 Multiplayer (PC)
 

marcincz

Member
Sep 16, 2013
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Wroclaw, Poland
End of the August/Beginning of new month. September. Time flies too fast.

My backloggery

Bought in 2014: 15
1. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
2. Black (PS2)
3. Burnout Paradise (PS3)
4. inFamous: Second Son (PS4)
5. Splinter Cell: Conviction (X360)
6. Mercenary Kings (PS4) - free Plus
7. Hotline Miami (PS3) - free Plus
8. Blue Dragon (X360)
9. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of The Cursed King (PS2)
10. Bioshock: Infinite (PS3)
11. Puppeteer (PS3) - free Plus
12. Sleeping Dogs (X360)
13. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (PS3)
14. Burial at Sea p.1 (PS3) - free Season Pass
15. Burial at Sea p.2 (PS3) - free Season Pass
16. Killer 7 (PS2)
17. Resident Evil 4 (PS2)
18. Bayonetta (X360)
19. Brutal Legend (PS3)
20. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3)

Beat in 2014: 16
1. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (X360)
2. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
3. Contrast (PS4) - free Plus
4. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
5. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PS3)
6. Devil May Cry (PS3)
7. inFamous: Second Son (PS4) - platinumed
8. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS3) - free Plus
9. Shadow of Memories (PS2)
10. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PS3)
11. Guacamelee (PS3) - free Plus
12. Bioshock Infinite (PS3)
13. Burial at Sea p.1 (PS3) - free Season Pass
14. Burial at Sea p.2 (PS3) - free Season Pass
15. Sleeping Dogs (X360)
16. Shadows of the Damned (X360)
17. Bastion (X360)
18. PGR 3 (X360)
19. Bayonetta (X360)
20. Black (PS2)
21. Tomorrow Never Dies (PS1)

Current Score: +1

Currently Playing:
DMC 2 hd (PS3)

Amazing. First time in 2014 i have positive score. :)
 

vitacola

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Aug 18, 2010
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8th Update:
Wooohooo. I didn't buy anything, but beat two games: TWD: 400 Days and The Stanley Parable.
The Stanley Parable is hilarious and very entertaining, but you should wait until it's on sale again. TWD: 400 Days was ... well ... not as good as the first season. Let's hope the second season is better ...
I heard bad things about it :(

But there is the smell of defeat in the air:
Well, today I bought a PS4. There was a nice offer on the console, an extra controller, the cam and TLoU: Remastered. I already beat TLoU on PS3 and will sell the title. Gotta cancel my Destiny bundle pre-order now. So the next -1 will be Destiny (or South Park: The Stick of Truth from C to the anada) and I'll probably gonna order Trials now. AAARGH!

My
(will it ever be up to date?)
backloggery:
http://www.backloggery.com/katzenkoerper

Bought in 2014: 20
Beaten in 2014: 14
Score: -6

Bought:
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 (Steam)
  • The Stanley Parable (Steam)
  • Virtue's Last Reward (Vita) - Already bought it for 3DS.
  • Persona 4 Golden (Vita)
  • Gravity Crash (PS3)
  • Civ 5 (PC)
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita)
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind (DLC) (PS3)
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (PS3)
  • Siren Blood Curse (PS3) - Just "upgraded" my download to a retail copy.
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot (PS3)
  • Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3)
  • Tearaway (Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid (PS3/Vita/PSP) - Already bought it on PSN.
  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (PS3/Vita/PSP) - Won't play it.
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 - HD (PS3) - Already had it on PS2.
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 - HD (PS3)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - HD (PS3)
  • The Darknes II (PS3)
  • Lone Survivor (PS3/Vita) - Already bought its PC version on release day.
  • Asura's Wrath - Episode Pack: Part IV (DLC) (PS3)
  • FEZ (PS4/PS3/Vita) - Already bought its Humble Bundle release last year.
  • Still Life (PC) - Had to buy it, because Still Life 2 was free on GOG. Damn you, GOG!
  • Still Life 2 (PC) - Gonna count it, because it doesn't feel like it's similar to PS+ and other "rent" services.
  • Yakuza 4 (PS3)
  • Shenmue (DC)
(struck out titels won't count to the "bought total", because of double dipping, being "unbeatable" or other reasons)

Beaten:
  • GTA 5 (PS3)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita)
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind (DLC) (PS3)
  • Tearaway (Vita)
  • DuckTales: Remastered (PS3)
  • Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
  • Sound Shapes (Vita/PS3)
  • Ico (PS3)
  • Asura's Wrath (PS3)
  • Asura's Wrath - Episode Pack: Part IV (DLC) (PS3)
  • Goldeneye (Wii)
  • Wolf Among Us (PS3)
  • The Stanley Parable (Steam)
  • The Walking Dead: 400 Days

Currently Playing:
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)
  • Gravity Rush (Vita)
  • Lone Survivor (Vita)
  • Outlast (Steam, PC)
  • Vanquish (PS3)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - got to finish it. Awesome game.
 

astonish

Member
Apr 18, 2013
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Summer has been nuts for me and I barely did anything gaming related until August. Despite getting busier than ever I actually got some gaming done as it became a "I need to take a break or I'm going to die of overload." DOTA 2 also ate up some time around the international.

Other than the freebie PSN+/Game with Gold games (null count unless finished) here's the last 4 months:

Games bought: (3) Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect, The Stanley Parable, Shovel Knight. I also bought Mortal Kombat on steam, but I have no intent to do any more than "try it out" so its a null.
Games completed: (5)
  1. Tex Murphy: Telsa Effect - Great throwback. Had a few weak spots (last days), but otherwise loved it.
  2. GTA V - Masterpiece level. I had some reservations about Trevor, but the world is so realized, I liked how the story unfolded and loved the gameplay.
  3. Nidhogg - Not much to the "single player" of this, but sure had great multiplayer matches in the office. Will likely continue to do so.
  4. Dirt 3 - Favorite rally game since Rallisport 2. Didn't like Gymkhana, but otherwise loved it. Too bad I got in so late that the multiplayer has completely dried up.
  5. Halo 4 - Great debut from 343. Like so many games wish I had more time to dig into the multiplayer.
Games cut from the backlog: 0
Summer Score: +2

For the year so far:
  • Games bought in 2014: 8
  • Games completed in 2014: 8
  • Games cut from the backlog: 0
  • Score: 0

Now playing: Shovel Knight, Alan Wake, Deus Ex HR (still), Broken Age (waiting to finish with spouse)

There is a bunch of travel in my future, hopefully I'll kick out some 3DS, DS or iOS games from my queue during the down time.
 

ActStriker

Member
Nov 14, 2011
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End of August update.

:(

(mini September update shows promise!)

My Backloggery

Beaten in August 2014: 0
Bought in August 2014: 11

Beaten in September 2014: 1
Bought in September 2014: 0

Beaten in 2014: 14
Bought in 2014: 51

Beaten:
Final Fantasy VIII
Mario Tennis GBC
Bravely Default
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
Crashmo
Evoland
Mario Golf: World Tour
Divekick
Epic Battle Fantasy 4
Mario Kart 8
Analogue: A Hate Story
Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Bought:
Mario Tennis GBC
Initial D: Extreme Stage
Bravely Default
Danganronpa
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD
Hate Plus
Mario Golf: World Tour
Chrono Cross
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Mario Kart 8
NightSky
Inazuma Eleven
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Dungeon Defenders
One Way Heroics
Pixel Piracy
Mirror's Edge
DuckTales Remastered
Metal Slug 3
Epic Battle Fantasy 4
The Swapper
Borderlands 2
BattleBlock Theater
Spelunky
Gone Home
Rogue Legacy
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
Blackwell Bundle
Syberia Collection
Shovel Knight
Child of Light
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
Earth Defense Force 2025
Humongous Entertainment Complete Pack
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
Gigantic Army
Astebreed
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Radiou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity
Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Score: -37

Currently Playing:
Guacamelee!
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
 

TheBigG753

Member
Aug 4, 2011
4,324
724
755
Pennsylvania
August Update:

Backloggery

HUGE month! Definitely my most productive month since I've started backlogging, and made up for my lack of progress earlier in the year. Some big milestones: No more retail PS3 games in my backlog, and my total backlog is down under 30 games. I'm very close to the point where I can start focusing most of my attention on new games again, whereas my backlog is not the top priority, but will be there for when I need something else to play. Most, but not all, of the games left in my backlog are not ones I'm in a super-hurry to get to.

So, yeah...that feeling of real progress!


Bought (-1):
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 5: No Going Back
Beaten (+9):
  • Tomb Raider: Legend (PS3)
  • Saints Row: The Third (360)
  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PS3)
  • Dead Rising (360)
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld (PS3)
  • inFamous: Second Son (PS4)
  • Shadow Complex (360)
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (360)
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 5: No Going Back
Currently Playing:
  • Perfect Dark (360)
Backlog Priorities:
  • Prince of Persia 2008 (360)
  • Doom 3: BFG Edition (360)
  • Fatal Frame 3: The Tormented (PS3)
  • Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen (Wii)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)
Bought in 2014: 13
Beat in 2014: 27
Current Score: +14
 

BarrenMind

Member
Dec 8, 2008
1,292
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Backloggery

January Post (-3)
February Post (-6)
March Post (-6)
April Post (-7)
May Post (-8)
June Post (-7)
July Post (-9)

Current Score: (-10)

Games that don't count (rented or PS+ games finished or purchased games previously beaten):

The Room and The Room 2(iOS) - I don't count iOS purchases towards backlogs (because for one I rarely finish them) or otherwise point them out here but I felt these were noteworthy. Fantastic puzzle experiences with great atmosphere. I want a dozen more just like them.
Battlefield 4 (PS4) - Picked this up on a PS Store sale. Finished the campaign already, which I thought was fine and is likely what I'll go back to more than the multiplayer.
The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) - This was my first time to play it. Rented on Gamefly with the intent to purchase, but I haven't committed yet. It is a terrific game but I'm still kinda thinking that one time through was enough. I'm sure I'll grab it once it gets a sale on the PS Store though.
Diablo III: Ultimate Edition (PS4) - Beat this on PC already. It's funny, I wanted to write off this version until a few days before its release, when it occurred to me how much fun the combat might be with a controller. Turns out I was right.

Bought in August 2014 (-1):

Transistor (PS4)

Finished in August 2014 (0??):

Currently Playing:

Diablo III: Ultimate Edition (PS4) - Nearly done with Act V with a 59 Monk. Looking forward to trying Adventure mode but I'll have to drop it as soon as Destiny comes out. Boy I sure hope I don't lose interest in that one quickly, it's possible I've unintentionally scratched the itch it was meant for pretty thoroughly with Diablo however.
Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) - Suddenly remembered this is the greatest game in history and I need to get it out of my backlog. Heading through the Secret Laboratory which I never made it to on the PS2 version.
The Walking Dead: Season Two (Steam) - Finally sat the wife down for a couple of hours so we could go through episode 3. Hopefully we make time for 4 soon so I can finally watch the finale trailer.
 

flkraven

Member
Jul 26, 2013
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Ontario, Canada
Update: 9/2/14

GF came into town this month and I still managed to go HAM on my backlog. Got to keep this pace up, since I have my XB1 preordered and arriving October 28!

HowLongToBeat Profile
Also, add me on XBL! Gamertag: flkRaven

Bought in 2014: 38
Beat in 2014: 47
Current Score: +9

Score by Month
January: +4
February: -2
March: +2
April: -4
May: 0
June: +4
July: -1
August: +6

Bought in August:
  • Tales of the World
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • The Walking Dead: S2 E5
Beaten in August:
  • Resident Evil 5
  • The Walking Dead: S2 E2
  • The Walking Dead: S2 E3
  • The Walking Dead: S2 E4
  • The Walking Dead: S2 E5
  • Rayman Legends
  • Battlefield 4
  • Tales of Vesperia
  • Vanquish
My Summary of Beaten Games

Currently Playing:
  • Dead Island
  • Alan Wake
 

HellBlazer

Member
Oct 14, 2013
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310
August update

Good progress this month again, pretty satisfied with it. September will be rough though since I have two kickstarted games coming out, and it's my birthday as well so I'll probably get some more games then.

Games acquired in August(-2)

1. NES Remix (Club Nintendo platinum reward)
2. Kid Icarus 3D Classics (Club Nintendo monthly offer)

Games completed in August (+7)

1. NES Remix
2. Klonoa
3. Time Gentlemen, Please!
4. The Dig
5. Beneath a Steel Sky
6. Mario Kart 8
7. Super Mario 3D World

January: +4
February: -2
March: +4
April: +1
May: +1
June: -1
July: +5
August: +5

2014 running total: +17

Recently playing:

Fire Emblem: Awakening
Kid Icarus - 3D Classics
Mega Man Anniversary Collection
 

Westraid

Member
Aug 15, 2011
1,328
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twitter.com
My Backloggery

New in 2014:
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance [PC]
Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom [PSP]
Liberation Maiden [3DS]
Crimson Shroud [3DS]
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward [3DS]
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag [360]
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories [PSP]
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable [PSP]
Valiant Hearts [PC]
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 [PC]

Beat:
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance [PC]
Liberation Maiden [3DS]
Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom [PSP]
Radiant Historia [DS]
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories [PSP]
Fire Emblem: Awakening [3DS]
Valiant Hearts [PC]
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag [360]
X-Men Origins: Wolverine [360]

Score:
-1

Currently playing:
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 [PC]
 

Onislash

Member
Jul 7, 2010
229
0
0
Final August Update: Got Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 1

January progress score: -3
February progress score: -9
March progress score: -8
April progress score: -7
May progress score: -13
June progress score: -11
July progress score: -13
August progress update: -13

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 39
Bought in 2014: 52
Current Score: -13

Bought this month:

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 1
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
Tales of Xillia 2
One Piece: Unlimited World
Hyperdimension Neptunia Producing Perfection
The Witch and the Hundred Knight

Beaten this month:

The Witch and the Hundred Knight
Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland
Dark Souls II Steam
One Piece: Unlimited World
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Hyperdimension Neptunia Producing Perfection

Playing :

Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland
Tales of Xillia

Priorities:

Tales of Xillia
Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
 

Het_Nkik

Member
Jun 26, 2012
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505
August Update

Bought in August: 15
Beat in August: 1
August Score: -14

Beaten in August:
  • Crashmo

---------------------------------------------------

2014 Total So Far

Bought in 2014: 121
Beat in 2014: 35
2014 Score: -86

Beaten in 2014:
  • Samorost 2
  • NightSky
  • Dear Esther
  • Gone Home
  • Machinarium
  • Mario Golf [GBC]
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
  • Picross 2
  • Kersploosh!
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Yoshi's Story
  • Rayman Legends
  • Yoshi Topsy-Turvy
  • 3D Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • 3D Space Harrier
  • 3D Galaxy Force II
  • Yoshi's Island DS
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
  • Kirby Super Star Ultra
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Samurai Spirits!
  • Samurai Shodown! 2
  • King of Fighters R-1
  • King of Fighters R-2
  • Fatal Fury: First Contact
  • SNK Gals Fighters
  • Pushmo
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure
  • NES Remix 2
  • Crashmo

Still too hot to play video games. But not too hot to buy them. These summer months are screwing me over.
 
Feb 17, 2012
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August Update:
July post
Backloggery.

I don't think I'll be able to recover from this month. New games coming for the rest of the year and I don't know how quickly I can work my way through anything.

Strikes are +/-0

August Bought:
Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)
Tales of Vesperia (PS3)
Youkai Watch 2 (3DS)
Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS)
Dragon Quest VII (3DS)
Tales of the Tempest (DS)
Cudcept DS (DS)
Tales of Innocence R (Vita)
-8

August Beaten:
Final Fantasy X (PS3) (Finally! Over a decade after starting on PS2!)
+1

August Score: -7

2014 Bought: 26
2014 Beaten: 25

Total Score: -1
 

Arukado

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Feb 15, 2010
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- 09/24:
• Destiny (PS4) and Velocity 2X (Vita) beaten.​
- 09/10:
• Destiny (PS4) and Disgaea 4 A Promise Revisited (Vita) purchased. Back to -5. Sigh.​
- 09/07:
• Bioshock 2 ~ Minerva's Den (PC) (DLC) beaten: It's ok (propably better than most dlc's i've played, but not as good as people say imho). I liked Bioshock 2 A LOT, so it was nice to go back to rapture once more.
• Deadlight (PC) beaten: It was nice, short, but nice. The controls are a bit rough, and i would delete some sections that doesn't mix with the rest of the game
(like the rat labyrinth)
, but the atmosphere is fantastic (the environments specially), and it has a decent soundtrack. It was funny to think about
canabalt
in one stage, and then find that one track from the soundtrack has that exact same name.

Purchased in 2014: -29Beaten in 2014: +25
Total: -4

Currently Playing:
On Hold: (I'll keep playing them when the time comes)
 

marcincz

Member
Sep 16, 2013
1,526
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545
Wroclaw, Poland
Almost the middle of September and next update time:

My backloggery

Bought in 2014: 18
1. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
2. Black (PS2)
3. Burnout Paradise (PS3)
4. inFamous: Second Son (PS4)
5. Splinter Cell: Conviction (X360)
6. Mercenary Kings (PS4) - free Plus
7. Hotline Miami (PS3) - free Plus
8. Blue Dragon (X360)
9. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of The Cursed King (PS2)
10. Bioshock: Infinite (PS3)
11. Puppeteer (PS3) - free Plus
12. Sleeping Dogs (X360)
13. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (PS3)
14. Burial at Sea p.1 (PS3) - free Season Pass
15. Burial at Sea p.2 (PS3) - free Season Pass
16. Killer 7 (PS2)
17. Resident Evil 4 (PS2)
18. Bayonetta (X360)
19. Brutal Legend (PS3)
20. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3)
21. Fear Effect (PS1)
22. Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
23. inFamous: First Light (PS4)

Beat in 2014: 18
1. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (X360)
2. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
3. Contrast (PS4) - free Plus
4. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
5. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PS3)
6. Devil May Cry (PS3)
7. inFamous: Second Son (PS4) - platinumed
8. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS3) - free Plus
9. Shadow of Memories (PS2)
10. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PS3)
11. Guacamelee (PS3) - free Plus
12. Bioshock Infinite (PS3)
13. Burial at Sea p.1 (PS3) - free Season Pass
14. Burial at Sea p.2 (PS3) - free Season Pass
15. Sleeping Dogs (X360)
16. Shadows of the Damned (X360)
17. Bastion (X360)
18. PGR 3 (X360)
19. Bayonetta (X360)
20. Black (PS2)
21. Tomorrow Never Dies (PS1)
22. Devil May Cry 2 (PS3)
23. Gears of War: Judgment (X360)

Current Score: 0

Currently Playing:
inFamous: First Light (PS4)
 

Dracandros

Banned
Feb 5, 2013
212
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A really short update to finish August off correctly and to show where I'm at right now. My next update should be rather positive outside of adding Elminage Gothic.

August Progress: -6
*sigh*

Games bought or added to list from August to now (6)
Legend of Zelda (3DS) (August)
Gundemonium (PC) (August)
Gundeadligne (PC) (August)
one of the two King's Bounty games I bought in June (don't know if I will ever need both) (August)
Age of Wonders (August)
Azure Striker Gunvolt (August)

Games completed from August to now (1)
Legend of Zelda (3DS) (September)

Games removing from list (3)
Icewind Dale (PC) (August)
Icewind Dale 2 (PC) (August)
Baldur's Gate 2 (PC) (August)


Progress for August: -6
Total score: -6
 

Onislash

Member
Jul 7, 2010
229
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Got Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and Disgaea 3: A Promise Revisited and Beat Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate and Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland

January progress score: -3
February progress score: -9
March progress score: -8
April progress score: -7
May progress score: -13
June progress score: -11
July progress score: -13
August progress update: -13

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 41
Bought in 2014: 55
Current Score: -14

Bought this month:

Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Disgaea 3: A Promise Revisited

Beaten this month:

Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate
Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland

Playing :

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk

Priorities:

Tales of Xillia
Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
 

JacksUsername

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09/14/14 Update
Backloggery

So far so good this month. Next month is looking really packed though.

Bought in 2014: -48
Beat in 2014: +56
Current Score: +8

Bought


  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Bravely Default
  • DmC Devil May Cry: Vergil's Downfall
  • Strider
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Thief (2014)
  • South Park: The Stick of the Truth
  • Titanfall
  • Yoshi's New Island
  • Luftrausers
  • Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode Two
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Enhanced Edition
  • Mercenary Kings
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  • Dead Nation
  • Dark Souls II
  • NES Remix 2
  • Child of Light
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Transistor
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Mega Man V (GB)
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sanctum 2
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Divinity: Original Sin
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Cloudberry Kingdom
  • Ikaruga
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • The Walking Dead Season 2
  • Shovel Knight
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Resogun
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Warframe
  • TowerFall Ascension
  • Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt
  • Mighty Gunvolt
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Destiny
Beaten:


  • Metro: Last Light
  • DuckTales Remastered
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 1
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
  • NES Remix
  • DmC Devil May Cry
  • DmC Devil May Cry: Vergil's Downfall
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Sonic: Lost World (Wii U)
  • Strider
  • Muramasa Rebirth
  • Plants vs Zombies (Vita)
  • Thief (2014)
  • Bravely Default
  • Titanfall
  • Dishonored
  • Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode Two
  • Yoshi's New Island
  • Dead Nation
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  • NES Remix 2
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe
  • Child of Light
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Transistor
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Mega Man V
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Defiance
  • Sonic Generations
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Shovel Knight
  • Ikaruga
  • Resogun
  • Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
  • TowerFall Ascension
  • Double Dragon: Neon
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • South Park: The Stick of the Truth
  • Mighty Gunvolt
  • The Walking Dead Season 2
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Luftrausers
  • Destiny
Currently Playing:


  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • Darksiders II
 

bequietdrive

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bought in 2014: 15

1.DK: Tropical Freeze
2.Dark Souls
3.MGS: Rising
4.Snake Eater 3D
5.Tomb Raider: Definitive
6.MGSV:GZ
7.South Park
8. Ni No Kuni
9. Metroid: Other M
10. Injustice
11. Child Of Light
12. Mario Kart 8
13. Lego City
14. Gone Home
15. Hotline Miami


Beat in 2014: 10

1. Yoshi's New Island
2. Super Mario 3D World ( not 100%'d but main game done)
3. MGS:GZ (same as 3D World)
4. Stick of Truth
5.Killzone Shadow Fall
6. Watch Dogs
7. Transistor
8.Tomb Raider DE
9. Mario Kart 8 (all cups beaten, gold car unlocked)
10. Gone Home

Freebies

Yoshis New Island
Watch Dogs
Transistor
Conception 3 ( not my thing)
humble bundle ( not got a pc yet)
Destiny

Current Score: -5

Backlog from before 2014:

B]attlefield 4 (PS4) ( mainly multiplayer but may finish campaign)

Windwaker HD (Wii U) Triforce fetch quest
Bravely Default (3DS)
Assassin's Creed IV (PS4)
GTA V (360)
Deus Ex HR: DC( Wii U)
Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
Splinter Cell Blacklist ( Wii U)
ICO + SOTC HD (PS3)
Rayman Legends (Wii U)
Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
Tales Of The Abyss (3DS)
Resogun (PS4)
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Brashnir

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Quick update - I may have a second update in the next few days, but I wanted to write this review while the game is fresh in my mind (and to write something positive before the release of pure bile which is on the way next)

I finished The Banner Saga recently. The game took me 11 hours to complete according to Steam.

The Banner Saga is all about sharing and conflict. First in an obvious thematic sense of a conflict shared between tenuous allies. More importantly it is a theme which permeates the game mechanically from its roots in all three facets of gameplay contained within. The game combines Tactical turn-based combat with RPG elements (a popular and well-understood marriage in the gaming space) and a traveling system which presents the player with text-based issues his caravan is facing in the vein of Oregon Trail. For those of you too young to know what that is, it is a mechanic also used to great effect in the more recent FTL.

Each of these systems is governed by a single shared resource, called Renown. You can earn renown by performing well in battles and making certain decisions in the traveling segments. You spend renown in both the RPG system, where it is spent to level up your characters, and within the traveling system where it is used to buy supplies and equippable items. If your caravan runs out of supplies, people start dying. If your characters aren't leveled up enough or lack good items to equip, fights become more difficult, making it harder to earn renown. The inter-dependency of these three systems through renown put the player in a place where it is often impossible to satisfy all of your desires, especially on the first playthrough.

Before delving more into how the systems depend on one another, I'd like to say a little about each of the systems on their own. To start with, you'll be spending most of your time in the Banner Saga engaged in turn-based combat. You will field a team of up to 6 heroes on a grid-based battlefield fighting against either other people, the Varl (a giant-like race) or the Dredge, which represent the faceless swarm of bad guys driving the narrative's central conflict. As the game progresses, you will gain far more than six heroes on your roster, so picking your crew for each battle is critical.

The core conceit of the combat system Is that Health and Damage are a single stat. If your character has 12 hit points, he/she will do 12 damage when they attack. A wounded character therefore does less damage. This shared nature of HP and damage color many of the decisions you make during combat. A wounded enemy becomes far less dangerous than a healthy one, so sometimes the old tried-and-true tactic of concentrating on a single enemy until it is eliminated is not the best option. Each combatant's health is protected by a layer of armor, which blocks an amount of damage equal to its value. So in the above example, a character with 12 HP attacking an enemy with 10 armor will only do 2 damage. You can, alternately attack an opponent's armor, but damage against armor is governed by its own discrete stat rather than using the HP value. Setting up your squad in such a way that you have characters who are good at removing armor along with characters who are good at hurting HP pools goes a long way toward success.

Killing enemies earns your characters the right to be promoted, a.k.a. level up. In order to do so, however, you need to spend renown in camp outside of battle. There is a level cap of 5, so there is also an incentive to not land killing blows with your level 5 characters, since those killshots could be used to help a lower-level teammate gain levels. Killing an enemy also earns your team 1 renown. You will also gain renown at the end of a battle, whether you win or lose. In the case of losses, or heroes falling in battle, there is no perma-death in the game as a result of the combat system. If a character goes down in a battle, he/she is injured. Injury decreases their HP pool for a limited number of in-game days, which plays into the game's travel system.

The traveling in this game is done in a very simplified manner. Your caravan marches from place to place as dictated by the story - you have no control over the destinations, only the details of reaching them. There are 4 resources (in addition to the global renown resource) which govern everything while traveling:

Clansmen - The number of non-combatants within your caravan. Just regular-ass people
Fighters - Warriors who protect the caravan but are not a part of your tactical combat team
Varl - See fighters, except these are giants.
Supplies - This stat is listed in two forms, a raw number, and the (more important) number of days that your supplies will keep your caravan alive.

At the end of the day, the only one of these stats that really seems to make a significant difference is supplies. When you get into military conflicts, the number of fighters and Varl do make the encounters easier or harder, but not by a large enough amount that it ever seemed to make much difference, at least on Normal difficulty. The basic idea is to keep your clansmen and army alive as you travel from place to place, chased by the Dredge. Supplies are needed to do so, so keeping your caravan supplied by spending your hard-earned renown is the core push-and-pull mechanic.

This push-and-pull is influenced by sporadic interjections while traveling. Sometimes these are battles where you can choose to take on a harder tactical combat encounter to save more of your clansmen and fighters. More often, these are in the form of meeting NPCs and being presented with decisions to make regarding any number of things. These decisions range from taking in or turning away a group of weary travelers, taking sides in conflicts among your own people, choosing to take more or less dangerous routes in order to save time or supplies, and the like. As the game goes on, due to various conflicts going on and the push-and-pull of the core systems interplay, some of these decisions become savagely difficult. There is no simple, binary good/evil or paragon/renegade options. Being generous can cost you if you take on refugees who steal your supplies. Being callous can cost you favor among your people, as can being too cavalier or generous, depending on the result.

And the place where these decisions really become difficult is the fact that while perma-death isn't a worry in combat, you can permanently lose your heroes in these conflicts. Sometimes the loss comes immediately, and sometimes it happens many hours after the initial critical decision was made. While it is possible to reload a save in the event of a tragic error, I found that the most enjoyable way to play was to own your decisions and live with them. The game seems to encourage this, as it will never prompt you to load a save (nor does it give you the opportunity to create a hard save, opting instead for a checkpoint system handled entirely in the background), with the exception of dying during the final boss fight. Losing a battle simply leaves your team injured, and you can generally tag in some other heroes to compensate, or simply rest off the injuries if you have supplies to spare.

The beauty of the Banner Saga is that every decision you make has a direct impact on the other facets of the game. Spending a lot of resources leveling up a hero who is effective in combat can cost you a chance to buy supplies later, and can become even more problematic if you get them killed down the line, leaving you with a hole in your lineup and a bunch of wasted resources to boot. I lost more than one high-level hero over the course of my adventure, and was scratching the felt on supplies, which led to significant losses of clansmen and fighters.

The game is not without its problems, however. For one, variety in the combat encounters is pretty minimal. Whether you're fighting humans, Varl or Dredge, it pretty much comes down to a game of managing the armor and health bars above everyone's heads and using space on the battlefield to keep as many enemies out of the combat as possible. Each her on your team has their own special ability, but to be honest, I found most of them less useful than a regular attack the vast majority of the time. There were a couple, such as Oddleif's ability to take a single space on the battlefield and turn it into a crowd-control point, which were extraordinarily useful, but I found most of them to be very specifically situational, or requiring enemies to behave in a certain way to play into the effect of the ability, which leads to very inconsistent results, and often a complete waste of the ability.

In addition, I had a few issues with the game's narrative. First is a disconnect with the Story mode "battles." These are presented to the player as such. "You have 180 fighters and 450 Varl. It looks like there are about 600 enemies. [and some flavor text about how threatening or not threatening they look] What do you do?" You have a list of options, which all really boil down to "harder fight for tactical team = lose fewer soldiers or easier fight and lose more soldiers." While this is fine on a mechanical level, including battles between hundreds of warriors in a game's narrative which you have some level of control over makes the little 6-on-8 or whatever skirmishes you engage in seem pitiful and meaningless.

The other issue with the narrative is the conclusion. To call it underwhelming would be an understatement. In a sense, it echoes the problems with the battles above. There is one big bad NPC monster who chases your caravan through the last third of the game, and the final battle is against him. This is fine, except for the fact that within the narrative, you're told that this big bad is simply one of a large group of his kind (which are called the Sundr) which are marching away from your troupe elsewhere.

I didn't play the expansion, and I imagine some of the greater conflict is addressed there, but to end the main game on such an anticlimax was pretty disappointing.

Thankfully, the mechanical interplay between the various game systems, and the ways in which those mechanics echo the struggles going on in the narrative make this a game well worth playing despite a few hiccups.

Overall score - 4/5




Bought in 2014: 6

  • Broken Age
  • Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall
  • Inquisitor
  • The Banner Saga
  • Kingdom Rush
  • Super Amazing Wagon Adventure

Finished in 2014: 6

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 5: Dual Destinies: Turnabout Reclaimed - 9 hours - 4/5
  • Shadowrun Returns - 11 hours - 4/5
  • Dark Souls - 3/5
  • Binding of Isaac - 3/5
  • Kingdom Rush 3/5
  • The Banner Saga 4/5

Backlog Blitz 2014 Score: 0
 

dr labson

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May 23, 2014
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19-09-2014


Oh geez, hope I got everything right.
Also my first time backlog blitzing here.

Bought/got for free/PS+ in 2014:

  • MGS 1 (PS1)
  • Future Tactics: The Uprising (PS2)
  • God Hand (PS2)
  • Guilty Gear XX #reload (PS2)
  • The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (PS2)
  • Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (PS2)
  • Viewtiful Joe (PS2)
  • Viewtiful Joe 2 (PS2)
  • Yakuza (PS2)
  • Yakuza 2 (PS2)
  • Yakuza 3 (PS3)
  • Yakuza 4 (PS3)
  • MGS 4 (PS3)
  • Infamous (PS3)
  • Infamous 2 (PS3)
  • Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition (360)
  • MGS HD Collection (360)
  • DMC HD Collection (360)
  • The Walking Dead Season 2 (Whole season is worth 1 point) (360)
  • The Wolf Among Us (Whole season is worth 1 point) (360)
  • WET (360)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Vita)
  • Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita)
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS+)
  • Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (PS+)
  • Doki-Doki Universe (PS+)
  • Fez (PS+)
  • Proteus (PS+)
  • Hoard (PS+)
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS+)
  • Sportsfriends (PS+)
  • Gravity Rush (PS+)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS+)
  • Muramasa Rebirth (PS+)
  • Everybody's Golf (PS+)
  • Dragon's Crown (PS+)
  • PixelJunk Shooter: Ultimate (PS+)
  • Surge Deluxe (PS+)
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS+)
  • Velocity 2X (PS+)
  • TxK (PS+)
  • Joe Danger (PS+)
  • Metrico (PS+)
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 (PS+)

Games completed in 2014:

  • MGS1 (PS1) on normal (+1)
  • Prototype (360) on normal (+1)
  • Prototype 2 (360) on normal (+1)
  • Viewtiful Joe (PS2) on adults (+1)
  • God Hand (PS2) on normal (+1)
  • The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (PS2) on normal (+1)
  • Infamous (PS3) on normal - good and evil (+1)
  • Infamous 2 (PS3) on normal good (+0.5)
  • The Wolf Among Us (360) (+1)
  • The Walking Dead Season 2 (360) (+1)
  • Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita) on normal (+1)
  • Muramasa Rebirth (PS+) on Chaos, both all swords unlocked (+1)
  • Yakuza (PS2) all side quests complete, not all collectibles and minigames though. (+1)
  • Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS) on Hard mode, not all support maxed out though. (+1)
  • Pokemon X (3DS) Completed the main story. (+1)
  • Devil Survivor Overclocked 2 (3DS) 2 out of 6 endings achieved (+0.333)
  • Saints Row 4 (PC) on normal, all power ups and collectibles gotten. (+1)
  • Madoka Grief Syndrome (PC) all characters survived and on New Game 3+ right now. (+1)

HD Collections completed in 2014:

  • DMC HD Collection (360) on normal - DMC 1 and 3 completed. I couldn't stand DMC 2 for more than an hour. (+1)
  • MGS HD Collection (360) on normal - All the games in the collection completed. MG1 and 2 not completed though. (+1)

Currently playing:

Yakuza 2 (PS2)

Backlog (In order of priority):

  • Yakuza 3 (PS3)
  • Yakuza 4 (PS3)
  • Dark Souls Prepare to Die edition (360)
  • MGS 4 (PS3)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Vita)



Now this will count the amount of games, not points (DMC HD has 3 games, so I will count 3 for example) I'm also counting MG1 and MG2.

Total bought/got free/PS+ 2014 so far: 50
Total completed 2014 so far: 23


Score: -23/+18,833 (-4.167)

Also MGS 1 froze for me during the credits, did that happen to anyone else?
 

dosh

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Some of you guys already played and beat so many games this year, it's impressive.

My Backloggery.

Bought in 2014: 7
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Dark Souls II
  • Sniper Elite V2
  • LYNE
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Race The Sun
  • La-Mulana

Beaten in 2014: 22
  • Guacamelee
  • Gone Home
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Assassin's Creed IV : Black Flag
  • Outlast
  • Cave Story +
  • Spelunky
  • Risk of Rain
  • DmC
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • L.A. Noire
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Bastion
  • Dark Souls II
  • Sniper Elite V2
  • LYNE
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Race The Sun
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • The Swapper
  • Shank
  • FEZ

Beaten in september: 4
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • The Swapper
  • Shank
  • FEZ

Current Score: +15

Currently Playing:
  • La-Mulana
  • Paper, Please
 

Onislash

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Got Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unknown Star, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call and Hyrule Warriors plus Beat Atelier Ayesha and Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

January progress score: -3
February progress score: -9
March progress score: -8
April progress score: -7
May progress score: -13
June progress score: -11
July progress score: -13
August progress update: -13

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 43
Bought in 2014: 58
Current Score: -15

Bought this month:

Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unknown Star
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
Hyrule Warriors
Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Disgaea 3: A Promise Revisited

Beaten this month:

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate
Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland

Playing :

Hyrule Warriors

Priorities:

Tales of Xillia
Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
 

stn

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Jun 15, 2012
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I currently have 14 X360 games left to beat. The ones I'm actively playing are in bold, the ones I plan to play next are in italics.

The Saboteur
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Dishonored
Resident Evil 6
Gears of War 3
GTA V
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
FEAR
Fallout: New Vegas
Prince of Persia
Resident Evil: Revelations
Two Worlds 2
The Witcher 2
Forza 3
 

dr labson

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May 23, 2014
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Finally beat Yakuza 2 on normal, all sidequest complete. besides the shogi and mahjong sidequests.
Geez, The sidequests can be a pain in the ass sometimes.

Also Tiger punching and Yakuza babies are the high points for me in the game.




Total bought/got free/PS+ 2014 so far: 50
Total completed 2014 so far: 24


Score: -23/+19,833 (-3.167)

Currently playing:

Yakuza 3 (PS3)

Backlog (In order of priority):

  • Yakuza 4 (PS3)
  • Dark Souls Prepare to Die edition (360)
  • MGS 4 (PS3)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Vita)
  • Infamous 2 Evil route (PS3)
  • Devil Survivor Overclocked (3DS)
 

bequietdrive

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bought in 2014: 19

1.DK: Tropical Freeze
2.Dark Souls
3.MGS: Rising
4.Snake Eater 3D
5.Tomb Raider: Definitive
6.MGSV:GZ
7.South Park
8. Ni No Kuni
9. Metroid: Other M
10. Injustice
11. Child Of Light
12. Mario Kart 8
13. Lego City
14. Gone Home
15. Hotline Miami
16. Hyrule Warriors
17. Spec OP The Line
18. DOOM 3 BFG
19. Total War Shogun

Beat in 2014: 12

1. Yoshi's New Island
2. Super Mario 3D World ( not 100%'d but main game done)
3. MGS:GZ (same as 3D World)
4. Stick of Truth
5.Killzone Shadow Fall
6. Watch Dogs
7. Transistor
8.Tomb Raider DE
9. Mario Kart 8 (all cups beaten, gold car unlocked)
10. Gone Home
11. Spec OPS
12. Valiant Hearts

Freebies

Yoshis New Island
Watch Dogs
Transistor
Conception 3 ( not my thing)
humble bundle ( not got a pc yet)
Destiny

Current Score: -7

Backlog from before 2014:

B]attlefield 4 (PS4) ( mainly multiplayer but may finish campaign)

Windwaker HD (Wii U) Triforce fetch quest
Bravely Default (3DS)
Assassin's Creed IV (PS4)
GTA V (360)
Deus Ex HR: DC( Wii U)
Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
Splinter Cell Blacklist ( Wii U)
ICO + SOTC HD (PS3)
Rayman Legends (Wii U)
Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
Tales Of The Abyss (3DS)
Resogun (PS4)[/I]
 

dr labson

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May 23, 2014
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I completed Yakuza 3 with on normal, also completed most of the side quests.
I really like the option to travel between Okinawa and Kamurocho, It makes 100% completion easier.

I also really wish you don't get locked out of a side quest, if you just happen to miss them.
That's one of the things that annoy me so much in the Yakuza games.

Also the Drag Queen chase was really weird and hilarious.




Total bought/got free/PS+ 2014 so far: 50
Total completed 2014 so far: 25


Score: -23/+20,833 (-2.167)

Currently playing:

Yakuza 4 (PS3)

Backlog (In order of priority):

  • Dark Souls Prepare to Die edition (360)
  • MGS 4 (PS3)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Vita)
  • Infamous 2 Evil route (PS3)
  • Devil Survivor Overclocked (3DS)
 

marcincz

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Sep 16, 2013
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For me, this is the end of September, update:

My backloggery

Bought in 2014: 19
1. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
2. Black (PS2)
3. Burnout Paradise (PS3)
4. inFamous: Second Son (PS4)
5. Splinter Cell: Conviction (X360)
6. Mercenary Kings (PS4) - free Plus
7. Hotline Miami (PS3) - free Plus
8. Blue Dragon (X360)
9. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of The Cursed King (PS2)
10. Bioshock: Infinite (PS3)
11. Puppeteer (PS3) - free Plus
12. Sleeping Dogs (X360)
13. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (PS3)
14. Burial at Sea p.1 (PS3) - free Season Pass
15. Burial at Sea p.2 (PS3) - free Season Pass
16. Killer 7 (PS2)
17. Resident Evil 4 (PS2)
18. Bayonetta (X360)
19. Brutal Legend (PS3)
20. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3)
21. Fear Effect (PS1)
22. Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
23. inFamous: First Light (PS4)
24. The Walkind Dead GOTY (PS3)

Beat in 2014: 19
1. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (X360)
2. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
3. Contrast (PS4) - free Plus
4. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
5. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PS3)
6. Devil May Cry (PS3)
7. inFamous: Second Son (PS4) - platinumed
8. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS3) - free Plus
9. Shadow of Memories (PS2)
10. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PS3)
11. Guacamelee (PS3) - free Plus
12. Bioshock Infinite (PS3)
13. Burial at Sea p.1 (PS3) - free Season Pass
14. Burial at Sea p.2 (PS3) - free Season Pass
15. Sleeping Dogs (X360)
16. Shadows of the Damned (X360)
17. Bastion (X360)
18. PGR 3 (X360)
19. Bayonetta (X360)
20. Black (PS2)
21. Tomorrow Never Dies (PS1)
22. Devil May Cry 2 (PS3)
23. Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
24. inFamous: First Light (PS4)

Current Score: 0

Currently Playing:
Blue Dragon (X360)
 

BurakkuEmparaa

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0
0
This update was long overdue. Getting pretty close to that zero. :D

Bought in 2014: 23
Beaten in 2014: 20
Current Score: -3


Bought on PS3: (5)
Brothers: A Tale of two Sons
Duck Tales: Remastered
Dark Souls 2
Luftrausers
Strider

Beaten on PS3: (5)
Brothers: A Tale of two Sons
Duck Tales: Remastered
Dark Souls 2
Spelunky
Strider


Bought on PS4: (9)
Child of Light
Dead Nation: Apocalypse
Diablo III UEE
Destiny
Infamous: Second Son
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes
[Oddworld New n Tasty (already had the original and never finished it, so I guess this would count as a +1 if finished, because it´s pretty much the same game, just with new graphics)]
Outlast Whistleblower
Resogun
Trials Fusion

Beaten on PS4: (8)
Child of Light
Dead Nation: Apocalypse
Diablo III UEE
Infamous: Second Son
Outlast (bought it last year on PC)
Outlast Whistleblower
Resogun
Trials Fusion

Bought on PS Vita: (5)
Bit.Trip Runner 2
DanGanRonPa
Gravity Rush
OlliOlli
TxK

Beaten on PS Vita: (4)
DanGanRonPa
Gravity Rush
Lone Survivor
FF X HD (already had the original in possesssion since release)


Bought on PC: (4)
Another World
The Banner Saga
Nidhogg
Völgarr the Viking

Beaten on PC: (3)
Nidhogg
Rogue Legacy
Völgarr the Viking
 

ActStriker

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September Update. I wish I had more time for things. On the other hand, I should be done with Trails in the Sky next month. But, I think a lot of time will be taken up by Smash too.

My Backloggery

Beaten in September 2014: 1
Bought in September 2014: 2

Beaten in 2014: 14
Bought in 2014: 53

Beaten:
Final Fantasy VIII
Mario Tennis GBC
Bravely Default
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
Crashmo
Evoland
Mario Golf: World Tour
Divekick
Epic Battle Fantasy 4
Mario Kart 8
Analogue: A Hate Story
Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Bought:
Mario Tennis GBC
Initial D: Extreme Stage
Bravely Default
Danganronpa
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD
Hate Plus
Mario Golf: World Tour
Chrono Cross
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Mario Kart 8
NightSky
Inazuma Eleven
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Dungeon Defenders
One Way Heroics
Pixel Piracy
Mirror's Edge
DuckTales Remastered
Metal Slug 3
Epic Battle Fantasy 4
The Swapper
Borderlands 2
BattleBlock Theater
Spelunky
Gone Home
Rogue Legacy
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
Blackwell Bundle
Syberia Collection
Shovel Knight
Child of Light
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
Earth Defense Force 2025
Humongous Entertainment Complete Pack
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
Gigantic Army
Astebreed
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Radiou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity
Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
Hyrule Warriors

Score: -39

Currently Playing:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
Theathrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
Hyrule Warriors
 

vitacola

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9th Update:
What a month! The PS4 didn't do that much damage to my backlog. I got to beat 7 games and only bought 4 (won't count two double dips on the recent PSN EU sale).

My
(will it ever be up to date?)
backloggery:
http://www.backloggery.com/katzenkoerper

Bought in 2014: 24
Beaten in 2014: 21
Score: -3

Bought:
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 (Steam)
  • The Stanley Parable (Steam)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Vita)
  • Gravity Crash (PS3)
  • Civ 5 (PC)
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita)
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind (DLC) (PS3)
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (PS3)
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot (PS3)
  • Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3)
  • Tearaway (Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 - HD (PS3)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - HD (PS3)
  • The Darknes II (PS3)
  • Asura's Wrath - Episode Pack: Part IV (DLC) (PS3)
  • Still Life (PC) - Had to buy it, because Still Life 2 was free on GOG. Damn you, GOG!
  • Still Life 2 (PC) - Gonna count it, because it doesn't feel like it's similar to PS+ and other "rent" services.
  • Yakuza 4 (PS3)
  • Shenmue (DC)
    [*]Trials: Fusion (PS4)
    [*]South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
    [*]Destiny (PS4)
    [*]Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)

Bought, but won't count:
(Titles I won't count to the "bought total", because of double dipping, being "unbeatable" or other reasons)
  • Virtue's Last Reward (Vita) - Already bought it for 3DS.
  • Siren Blood Curse (PS3) - Just "upgraded" my download to a retail copy.
  • Metal Gear Solid (PS3/Vita/PSP) - Already bought it on PSN.
  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (PS3/Vita/PSP) - Won't play it.
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 - HD (PS3) - Already had it on PS2.
  • FEZ (PS4/PS3/Vita) - Already bought its Humble Bundle release last year.
  • Outlast (PS4) - already own it on PC/Steam
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD (PS3) - already own it on PS2 and PC/GOG

Beaten:
  • GTA 5 (PS3)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita)
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind (DLC) (PS3)
  • Tearaway (Vita)
  • DuckTales: Remastered (PS3)
  • Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
  • Sound Shapes (Vita/PS3)
  • Ico (PS3)
  • Asura's Wrath (PS3)
  • Asura's Wrath - Episode Pack: Part IV (DLC) (PS3)
  • Goldeneye (Wii)
  • Wolf Among Us (PS3)
  • The Stanley Parable (PC/Steam)
  • The Walking Dead: 400 Days (PC/Steam)
    [*]Trials: Fusion (PS4)
    [*]Pullblox (3DS) - finally :)
    [*]Lone Survivor (Vita)
    [*]Gravity Rush (Vita) - after one year!
    [*]South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
    [*]Touch My Katamari (Vita)
    [*]Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)

Currently Playing:
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)
  • Virtue's Last Reward (Vita)
  • Outlast (PC/Steam/PS4)
  • Vanquish (PS3)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - got to finish it. Awesome game.
 

The_Dude

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Going to try my hardest until I get Bayonetta 2, Forza Horizon 2 and Sunset Overdrive near the end of October to finish some games. Hopefully I come out with a positive score for the month!

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Bought in 2014: 13
Finished in 2014: 23
Current Score: +10

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Bought in September: 2
Finished in September: 4
September Score: +2

Bought:
Infamous: Second Son
Toki Tori 2+

Finished:
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Infamous: Festival of Blood
Pikmin 3
Watch Dogs
 

archnemesis

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Oct 19, 2007
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Another month with a negative score and I've already pre-ordered two games for October.



Added the following games to the backlog:
September -13
• 868-HACK
• Rhythm Paradise
• Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
• Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl
• Super Mario 3D Land
• Destiny
• Receiver*
• Fieldrunners 2 (HD)*
• Bejeweled 3*
• Dragon Quest I
• Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
• Fantasy Life
• Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star

Completed:
September +9
• Strata
• Lyne
• Velocity 2X
• 868-HACK
• Destiny
• Bejeweled 3
• Dragon Quest I
• Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
• Receiver

* - free
† - "free" from Playstation Plus

Previous months
• January
• February
• March
• April
• May
• June
• July
• August

Backloggery (379 games in backlog)
 

Zhao_Yun

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Sep 24, 2013
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September Update

Bought in 2014: 24
Beat in 2014: 16
Current Score: -8

Bought:
Ys Origin (PC)
Tearaway (Vita)
Suikoden V (PS2)
Persona 4: Golden (Vita)
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (PSP)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
Atelier Totori Plus (Vita)
Hotline Miami (PSN)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (PS2)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
Xenosaga II (PS2)
Dark Souls II (PS3)
Towerfall Ascension (PS4)
The Wolf Among Us (PS3)
Guacamelee! (Vita) (PS+, doesn't count)
Bravely Default (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link between worlds (3DS)
Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PSP)
Demon Gaze (Vita)
Hatsune Miku Project Diva f (Vita)
Dragon's Crown (Vita) (PS+, doesn't count)
Velocity 2X (Vita) (PS+, doesn't count)
Gods Eater (PSP)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (3DS)
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS)


Beaten:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
Radiant Historia (NDS)
Muramasa Rebirth (Vita)
Persona 4: Golden (Vita)
Dark Souls II (PS3)
Tearaway (Vita)
Hotline Miami (Vita)
Towerfall Ascension (PS4)
Guacamelee! (Vita) (PS+, doesn't count)
Tales of Xillia (PS3)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
Resident Evil 6 (360)
Demon's Souls (PS3)
The Wolf Among Us (PS3)
Virtue's Last Reward (Vita)
Dragon's Crown (Vita) (PS+, doesn't count)
Hatsune Miku Project Diva f (Vita)
Velocity 2X (Vita) (PS+, doesn't count)
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS)


Currently Playing:
The Witcher 2 (360), Borderlands 2 (PS3), Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita)
 

Onislash

Member
Jul 7, 2010
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Got Fairy Fencer F and Beat Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, Hyrule Warriors

January progress score: -3
February progress score: -9
March progress score: -8
April progress score: -7
May progress score: -13
June progress score: -11
July progress score: -13
August progress score: -13
September progress score: -14

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 45
Bought in 2014: 59
Current Score: -14

Bought this month:

Fairy Fencer F
Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unknown Star
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
Hyrule Warriors
Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Disgaea 3: A Promise Revisited

Beaten this month:

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
Hyrule Warriors
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate
Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland

Playing :

Something

Priorities:

Nothing at the moment
 
Oct 27, 2012
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September

Bought: 2
Fantasy Life
Hyrule Warriors

Completed: 2
Diablo III UEE
Grand Theft Auto V

Current Score:
-23


My wife was away for most of the month so I had time to play - but I stupidly decided to play two 30+ hours games and my Vita, where I have most of my almost-finished games, died :( so this month ended in a stalemate. Let's see next month.

My Backloggery
 

JacksUsername

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May 23, 2007
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09/30/14 Update
Backloggery

Still in the positive; trying to get ready for the onslaught of great games coming up.

Bought in 2014: -51
Beat in 2014: +58
Current Score: +7

Bought


  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Bravely Default
  • DmC Devil May Cry: Vergil's Downfall
  • Strider
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Thief (2014)
  • South Park: The Stick of the Truth
  • Titanfall
  • Yoshi's New Island
  • Luftrausers
  • Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode Two
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Enhanced Edition
  • Mercenary Kings
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  • Dead Nation
  • Dark Souls II
  • NES Remix 2
  • Child of Light
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Transistor
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Mega Man V (GB)
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sanctum 2
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Divinity: Original Sin
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Cloudberry Kingdom
  • Ikaruga
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • The Walking Dead Season 2
  • Shovel Knight
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Resogun
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Warframe
  • TowerFall Ascension
  • Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt
  • Mighty Gunvolt
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Destiny
  • Gauntlet (2014)
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Hyrule Warriors
Beaten:


  • Metro: Last Light
  • DuckTales Remastered
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 1
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
  • NES Remix
  • DmC Devil May Cry
  • DmC Devil May Cry: Vergil's Downfall
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Sonic: Lost World (Wii U)
  • Strider
  • Muramasa Rebirth
  • Plants vs Zombies (Vita)
  • Thief (2014)
  • Bravely Default
  • Titanfall
  • Dishonored
  • Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode Two
  • Yoshi's New Island
  • Dead Nation
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  • NES Remix 2
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe
  • Child of Light
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Transistor
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Mega Man V
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Defiance
  • Sonic Generations
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Shovel Knight
  • Ikaruga
  • Resogun
  • Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
  • TowerFall Ascension
  • Double Dragon: Neon
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • South Park: The Stick of the Truth
  • Mighty Gunvolt
  • The Walking Dead Season 2
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Luftrausers
  • Destiny
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
  • Gauntlet (2014)
Currently Playing:


  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • Hyrule Warriors
 

astonish

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Apr 18, 2013
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Played lots in Sept, even with travel, but didn't finish much:

Games bought: (1) Destiny
Games completed: (1)
  1. Towerfall - Amazing mutliplayer and a really fun co-op campaign
Games cut from the backlog: 0
September Score: 0

For the year so far:
  • Games bought in 2014: 9
  • Games completed in 2014: 9
  • Games cut from the backlog: 0
  • Score: 0

Now playing: Destiny, Shovel Knight, Alan Wake, Deus Ex HR (still), Broken Age (waiting to finish with spouse)
 

TheBigG753

Member
Aug 4, 2011
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September Update:

Backloggery

Another strong month. Caught FPS fever and cleared out several more games, now down under 25 total left in my backlog. Now, it's on to October -- survival horror month!


Bought (-3):
  • New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
  • Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, Episode 2 (PS3)
  • Prey (360)
Beaten (+6):
  • Perfect Dark (360)
  • Prince of Persia '08 (360)
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
  • Doom 3 (360)
  • Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, Episode 2 (PS3)
Currently Playing:
  • Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (PS3)
Backlog Priorities:
  • Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen (Wii)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Wii U)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)
  • Dead Island (360)
  • Prey (360)
Bought in 2014: 16
Beat in 2014: 33
Current Score: +17
 

flkraven

Member
Jul 26, 2013
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Update: 10/1/14

Studying for LSATs + I get my Xbox One by Halloween. Won't be a good month. :/

HowLongToBeat Profile
Also, add me on XBL! Gamertag: flkRaven

Bought in 2014: 40
Beat in 2014: 50
Current Score: +10

Score by Month
January: +4
February: -2
March: +2
April: -4
May: 0
June: +4
July: -1
August: +6
September: +1

Bought in September:
  • Destiny
  • Watch Dogs
Beaten in September:
  • Medal of Honor (2010)
  • Dead Island
  • Alan Wake
My Summary of Beaten Games (1-38)
My Summary of Beaten Games (38 and beyond)

Currently Playing:
  • Halo Wars
  • Banjo Kazooie : Nuts and Bolts
 
Feb 17, 2012
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September Update:
August post
Backloggery.

I have failed in getting back into the black. Chances are very good there is no recovery for the rest of the year but we'll see how it goes. Got one that is almost finished and can hopefully push through a few in the last week.

Strikes are +/-0

September Bought:
Senran Kagura 2 Shinku
-1

September Beaten:
None :(
+0

September Score: -1

2014 Bought: 27
2014 Beaten: 25

Total Score: -2
 

mrpookles

Member
Aug 4, 2013
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Went backwards this month and like others, probably no recovery from here.

"Achieved" in September in bold.

Bought in 2014: 32
Beaten in 2014: 27
Current Score: -5

Beaten:
Assassin's Creed 4 (PC)
Gone Home (PC)
Final Fantasy 7 (PC)
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Crysis 3 (PC)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC)
Saints Row 4 (360)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
Titanfall (X1)
NBA 2K14 (360)
Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC)
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins - The Darkspawn Chronicles (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins - Leliana's Song (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins - Witch Hunt (PC)
Assassin's Creed 4: Freedom Cry (PC)
The Wolf Among Us (PC)
MLB The Show 14 (PS4)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PC)
Dragon Age 2 (PC)
The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Borderlands 2 (360)


Bought:
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PC)
Final Fantasy 8 (PC)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC)
Thief (PC)
Crysis 3 (PC)
Batman: Arkham Origins (PC)
The Walking Dead: Season 2 (PC)
Titanfall (X1)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
FFX HD (Vita)
FFX-2 HD (Vita)
Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
MLB The Show 14 (PS4)
Assassin's Creed 4: Freedom Cry (PC)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC)
Metro 2033: Redux (PC)
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea (PC)
Shadowrun Returns (PC)
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PC)
Papers, Please (PC)
The Wolf Among Us (PC)
The Banner Saga (PC)
Baldur's Gate II (PC)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PC)
The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
Madden 15 (X1)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PC)
Final Fantasy IV (PC)
Final Fantasy XIII (PC)
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC)

Currently playing:
Madden 15 (X1)
Civilization V (PC)
 

BarrenMind

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Backloggery

January Post (-3)
February Post (-6)
March Post (-6)
April Post (-7)
May Post (-8)
June Post (-7)
July Post (-9)
August Post (-10)

Current Score: (-10)

Games that don't count (rented or PS+ games finished or purchased games previously beaten):

DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PS Vita) - I only rented the previous game and this one because I figured there wouldn't be a reason to play through them more than once, once you see the results of each trial. If there's one thing that might break me on that, it's the infectious music in this series. Monokuma's theme won't leave my head.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4) - Loved this on Steam but my PC can't run it as well as the PS4, so I bought this when I noticed it was on sale. Kinda regretting it a bit. It may be prettier now but I don't actually think I'll spend much time on it.
Minecraft (PS4) - Bought on release day but it's for my son really. I spent some time with survival but might not come back. I love the idea of the game and how much my son is into it but it's not for me.

Bought in September 2014 (-1):

Destiny (PS4)

Finished in September 2014 (1):

Destiny (PS4)

Currently Playing:

Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) - Think I might finally finish it this month, which will knock off this item and Persona 4 in the PS2 section of my backlog. Currently finishing up the hidden dungeon in February and after that will go for the true ending which includes yet another dungeon.
Transistor (PS4) - Only spent a few hours with it after buying it late last month. I like how customizable the abilities are.
Destiny (PS4) - Spent a lot of time here in September and have no signs of slowing down. Currently level 24. No legendaries yet so I'm pretty excited about this week's patch. Even though I should get Shadow of Mordor today I'll probably still make time for at least one strike per night.
 

Gries

Member
Nov 21, 2013
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completed in 2014: 106
bought in 2014: 94

-> current score: + 12

_________________________

Completed:

January (15)
Last of Us (4/5, 16h) // Super Mario Land 1 (1/5, 1h) // Super Mario Land 2 (2/5, 3h)
Donkey Kong Country 1 (2.5/5, 2h) // Silent Hill Origins (4/5, 9h) // Katamari Damacy (3.5/5, 7h)
Wave Race 3: Blue Storm (1.5/5, 2h) // 1080° Avalanche (2/5, 3h]) // Zelda Windwaker (3/5, 30h)
Silent Hill 4 (2/5, 10h) // Eufloria (4.5/5, 14h) // Grand Theft Auto 3 (4/5, 77 h)
Splinter Cell 1 (4/5, 14h) // GTA Vice City (3/5, 22h) // Splinter Cell 2: PandoraTomorrow (4/5, 16h)

GB1: II / SNES: I / GC: III / PSP: I / PS2: VI / PS3: II

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February (14)
Splinter Cell 3: Chaos Theory (4.5/5, 17h) // Yakuza 1 (3.5/5, 17h) // Yakuza 2 (4/5, 22h)
Prof Layton 3: Lost Future (3/5, 13h) // Extreme-G 2 (2.5/5, 3h) // Resogun (3.5/5, 4h)
Sound Shapes (4/5, 3h) // Proteus (1/5, 1h) // Pixel Junk Shooter 1 (4/5, 6h)
Wave Race 1 (1.5/5, 1h) // Donkey Kong Land 1 (1.5/5, 3h) // Donkey Kong Land 2 (1.5./5, 9h)
Donkey Kong Land 3 (1.5/5, 8h) // Bioshock 3: Infinite (4.5/5, 16h)

GB1: IV / N64: I / DS1: I / PS2: III / PS3: II / PS4: II / 360: I
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March (8)
Ass Creed 3 (3/5, 15h) // Fallout 3 (2/5, 22h) // Forza Horizon (4/5, 32h)
Skyrim (3/5, 40h) // World Rally Championship 1 (2010) (2.5/5, 17h)
Splinter Cell 6: Blacklist (4.5/5, 14h) // Tearaway (5/5, 8h) // Touch my Katamari (4.5/5, 5h)

360: VI / PSV: II
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April (21)
Lumines 3: Electronic Symphony (8h, 3/5) // Gravity Rush (15h, 4/5)
Little Big Planet Vita * (8h, 3/5) // Dyad (5h, 3/5) // Wipeout 2048 ** (12h, 3.5/5)
Noby Noby Boy (1h, 1/5) // Ridge Racer Vita (1h, 0.5/5) // Dirt 3 (14h, 4/5) // Contrast (4h, 3/5)
Resistance 1: Fall of Man (13h, 2/5) // Burnout Paradise (13h, 3/5) // Resistance 2 (12h, 3/5)
WarioWare Mega Party Games (2h, 0.5/5) // Killzone 2 (9h, 2.5/5) // Metal Gear 5 Ground Zeroes (5h, 4/5)
Infamous 3 Second Son (24h, 4.5/5, 100%) // Dead Space 2 (15h, 5/5) // Devil May Cry 1 (2013) (11h, 4/5)
CivCity Rome (8h, 3.5/5) // Doki Doki Universe (7h, 2/5, 100%) // Anno 4: 1404 (44h, 5/5)

PSV: V / PS3: V / 360: IV / PS4: IV / GC: I / PC: II
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May (10)
Knack (12h, 2/5) // Tropico 4 (40h, 5/5) // Outlast (6h, 4/5) // Forza 4 (43h, 5/5)
Super Mario Galaxy 1 (19h, 3/5) // Sega All Stars Racing 1 (5h, 1.5/5)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (16h, 3.5/5) // Metroid 3 - Super Metroid (11h, 3.5/5)
Metroid 2 - Return of Samus (7h, 2.5/5) // Metroid 4 - Fusion (6h, 3/5)

PS4: I / 360: III / Wii: II / SNES: I / GB1: I / GB3: I
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June (10)
Dead Space 3 (18h, 4/5) // Entwined (2h, 3.5/5) // Metro 1: 2033 (19h, 5/5)
Metro 2: Last Light (25h, 5/5) // Child of Light (12h, 4.5/5) // Age of Empires 1 (7h, 2.5/5)
Age of Empires 2 (8h, 2.5/5) // Machinarium (7h, 4/5) // NHL 10 (16h, 2.5/5)
GTA Liberty City Stories (14h, 3.5/5)

360: IV / PS4: II / PC: III / PSP: I
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July(12)
Sins of a Solar Empire (60h, 5/5) // Saints Row 4 (37h, 5/5) // Deadlight (5h, 3.5/5)
The Cave (7h, 2.5/5) // Trials 1 (7h, 3/5) // Winterbottom (5h, 2/5)
Shadow Complex (9h, 3.5/5) // Secret of Monkey Island 1 (7h, 3/5)
Fez (14h, 3.5/5) // Actual Sunlight (2h, 5/5) // Depression Quest (2h, 4/5)
Kentucky Route Zero (5h, 4.5/5 + The Entertainment + Limits of Demonstrations) // Shelter (1h, 3/5)

(played Costume Quest for ~12h until I've encountered a game breaking bug)

PC:V / 360: VII
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August (11)
Game Dev Tycoon (15h, 4/5) // Castle Crashers (18h?, lvl 50, 2/5) // God of War Ascension (11h, 3/5)
Anno 3: 1701 (36h, 5/5) // Grid 2 (19h, 2.5/5) // Parasite Eve 1 (13h, 4.5/5)
WarioWare Touched (3h, 1.5/5, 100%) // Hotel Dusk 2: Cape West (29h, 2.5/5) // Super Princess Peach (9h, 2/5) //
Assassin’s Creed 4 (92%, 41h, 4.5/5) // Stick it to the Man (6h, 4/5) // Octodad Dadliest Catch (4h, 3.5/5)

(played Gran Turismo 5 for another ~60 hours)

PC: II / PS3: I / 360: II / PS1: I / DS1: III / PS4: III

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September (only 4, smh :( )
Pokémon Yellow (62h, 2.5/5) // Halo 3 (14h, 3/5) // KOTOR 1 (42h, 3.5/5) // KOTOR 2 (41h, 3.5/5)

GB1: I / 360: I / XB OG: II

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October (1 so far)
Modnation Racers RT (8h, 2.5/5)

PSV: I
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November ()
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December ()
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Bought:

Software:
25 x Xbox 360 = 335.97 € // 22 x PSN for PS3 & PS4 = 231.94 € //
22x PC retail & GOG = 151.8 € // 4x PS4 retail = 143.98 € //
7x PS3 = 79.05 € // 6x Vita = 52.48 € // 1x DS = 17.76 € //
1x SNES = 16.94 € // 2x PS2 = 21.89 € // 2x SAT = 9.00 € // 1x PS1 = 3.84 €

total money spent on software: 1064.65 €

Hardware:
1 x PS Vita 2000 White = 216.10 €
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Het_Nkik

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September Update

Bought in September: 17
Beat in September: 1
September Score: -16

Beaten in September:
  • Mighty Gunvolt

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2014 Total So Far

Bought in 2014: 138
Beat in 2014: 36
2014 Score: -102

Beaten in 2014:
  • Samorost 2
  • NightSky
  • Dear Esther
  • Gone Home
  • Machinarium
  • Mario Golf [GBC]
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
  • Picross 2
  • Kersploosh!
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Yoshi's Story
  • Rayman Legends
  • Yoshi Topsy-Turvy
  • 3D Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • 3D Space Harrier
  • 3D Galaxy Force II
  • Yoshi's Island DS
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
  • Kirby Super Star Ultra
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Samurai Spirits!
  • Samurai Shodown! 2
  • King of Fighters R-1
  • King of Fighters R-2
  • Fatal Fury: First Contact
  • SNK Gals Fighters
  • Pushmo
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure
  • NES Remix 2
  • Crashmo
  • Mighty Gunvolt

This is the point where I pretty much admit defeat.
 

BinaryPork2737

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End of September Update:

Purchased in September: 45


  1. Batman: Arkham City (PC) 9/2
  2. Harley Quinn's Revenge (PC) 9/2†
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins (PC) 9/2
  4. Cold, Cold Heart (PC) 9/2†
  5. Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine (PC) 9/2
  6. Gold Rush! Classic (PC) 9/2
  7. Teleglitch: Die More Edition (PC) 9/4
  8. Amnesia: The Dark Descent (PC) 9/4
  9. World of Goo (PC) 9/4
  10. Dungeons of Dredmor (PC) 9/4
  11. Hatoful Boyfriend (PC) 9/4
  12. The 11th Hour (PC) 9/5
  13. The 7th Guest (PC) 9/5
  14. Bad Mojo: Redux (PC) 9/5
  15. System Shock 2 (PC) 9/5
  16. Dead Rising 3 (PC) 9/5
  17. Eschalon: Book I (PC) 9/8
  18. Eschalon: Book II (PC) 9/8
  19. Binary Domain (PC) 9/8
  20. Alpha Protocol (PC) 9/8
  21. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (PC) 9/8
  22. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (PC) 9/8
  23. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC) 9/8
  24. Super Mario Brothers 2 (3DS VC/NES) 9/9
  25. Super Mario Brothers 3 (3DS VC/NES) 9/9
  26. Assassin's Creed (PC) 9/10
  27. Assassin's Creed 2 (PC) 9/10
  28. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PC) 9/10
  29. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PC) 9/10
  30. Planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ (PC) 9/13
  31. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC) 9/14
  32. Vlad the Impaler (PC) 9/15
  33. Akane the Kunoichi (PC) 9/16
  34. They Breath (PC) 9/16
  35. Ichi (PC) 9/16
  36. Oknytt (PC) 9/16
  37. Legionwood 2 (PC) 9/17
  38. Aveyond: Gates of the Night (PC) 9/17
  39. Sid Meier's Pirates! (PC) 9/19
  40. The Secret of Monkey Island (PC) 9/19
  41. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (PC) 9/19
  42. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (PC) 9/22
  43. SpaceChem (PC) 9/24
  44. Not the Robots (PC) 9/27
  45. Face Noir (PC) 9/27

Finished in September: 6


  1. Batman: Arkham City (PC) 9/6
  2. Harley Quinn's Revenge (PC) 9/7†
  3. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (PC) 9/10
  4. Mach Rider (3DS VC/NES) 9/14
  5. Assassin's Creed (PC) 9/14
  6. Assassin's Creed II (PC) 9/18

Monthly Score for September: -39

Monthly Score for January: 0
Monthly Score for February: -5
Monthly Score for March: -17
Monthly Score for April: -30
Monthly Score for May: -65
Monthly Score for June: -60
Monthly Score for July: -70
Monthly Score for August: -33
Overall 2014 Score: -319


Damn you cheap games, bundles, Russian traders, and tf2 keys.

Damn you.

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HellBlazer

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September update

Hah! I managed to actually stay in the positive this month despite birthday gifts, kickstarted games coming out, and being weak on a Bundle on a sale. Of course, most of the games I completed were very short so that helps a lot... also I might have spent too much time playing games rather than doing more "constructive" things. <_<

Games acquired in September (-12)

1. Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright (Birthday gift)
2. The Wonderful 101 (Birthday gift)
3. Mighty Gunvolt (Free for Mighty No. 9 backers)
4. Zelda: Oracle of Ages (eShop "smashing" sale)
5. Zelda: Minish Cap (eShop "smashing" sale)
6. Hammerwatch (Humble Bundle)
7. Papers Please (Humble Bundle)
8. The Bridge (Humble Bundle)
9. Gunpoint (Humble Bundle)
10. Gone Home (Humble Bundle)
11. Wasteland 2 (Kickstarted)
12. Defense Grid 2 (Kickstarted)
13. Race the Sun*
14. Luftrausers*
15. Prison Architect*

*A few games were part of the Humble Bundle but I'm not counting them yet because... well, I don't know if they interest me. If I try them and decide to keep playing later on, I'll count them on the backlog.

Games completed in September (+13)

1. Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright
2. Mighty Gunvolt
3. Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches
4. Kid Icarus
5. Puzzle Agent
6. Puzzle Agent 2
7. Gunpoint
8. Gone Home
9. Intrusion 2
10. The Bridge
11. Zelda: Oracle of Ages
12. Puppeteer
13. Samorost 2

January: +4
February: -2
March: +4
April: +1
May: +1
June: -1
July: +5
August: +5
September: +1

2014 running total: +18

Recently playing:

Wasteland 2
Defense Grid 2
The Wonderful 101
 

Brashnir

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Finished Mario and Luigi: Dream Team. Time to complete – 54 hours on the game clock. This time is a bit excessive, and I'll explain why later in the review.

So, I hate this game. Why did I waste 54 hours playing a game I hate, you ask? Well, one, because I hated it so much that I wanted to write this review. But secondarily, and more importantly, this was the only game on my 3DS that I hadn't completed for long stretches of time, so it became my default bathroom-time game. Normally, if I'm playing a 3DS game that I like, the system gets elevated out of bathroom duty for the duration of the game, since the game is good enough that I want to keep playing. This game, however, never graduated from the toilet - literally or metaphorically. These brief, sporadic sessions are largely why my playthrough clocked in at such a length. I had to constantly re-orient myself each time I resumed playing.

What's so bad about it? For starters, let me state that I have played and enjoyed several of Mario's RPG adventures in the past, both of the “Paper” and “Mario & Luigi” variety. I generally found them to be generally charming and inoffensive, occasionally funny, and reasonably entertaining games. So I'm not someone who came into this game expecting to hate it. On the contrary, I thought it would be a decent little time waster.

With that out of the way, let's discuss why this game is bad. The game has four major areas of bad execution. First is the story and characters. I'm not going to go into great detail on this since it's such a subjective thing, but suffice to say that I found almost all of the characters in the game to be relentlessly insufferable, spared only by occasional appearances of the charming Big Massif.

The second area of concern is the over-tutorializing of incredibly simple things multiple times. When the game started out, and it was hand-holdy for the first hour or two, I was annoyed by the overly-verbose details of every little thing, but I understood it. Some people need a little shove in the right direction at the start of a game, so fine, shove away. The problem isn't the first couple hours. The problem is that thirty hours into the game I was still getting these overly long, repeatedly interrupting tutorial moments. Just as a single example, as the game starts, you have a basic jump, which is used both in the overworld to, uh, jump, and in battles as a jump attack. You'll get tutorialized to death on the intricasies of the jump attack, jump evade, and so on. You'll enter the dream world and see a big purple crystal in the air. Rather than letting you jump into the crystal with your only means of interacting with stuff in the world, your little helper buddy will leap out and say something along the lines of, “Hey! That giant glowing purple thing right in front of you looks interesting! It's right over your head, so maybe something will happen if you jump into it!”

OK, I say, we're still in the tutorial, and maybe some moron out there won't figure out that the way to hit something over your head is to jump into it. Fine. The next ability you get is your old, trusty hammer. Mario has been hammering stuff since Donkey Kong. Got it. You'll be given lengthy explanations on how to use the hammer outside of combat (you hit things that are directly in front of you) and in combat (you'll hit things directly in front of you). After this, you're given an area in which you hammer rocks out of your way to clear a path and enter the side-scrolling dream world again, where at the end of the level you're presented with another large glowing purple crystal. Only this time, the crystal isn't right over your head, it's right in front of you. Now, if you have at least seven functional synapses in your head, you're already switching to hammer mode as you walk up to the crystal to smash it. However, right before you get to it, Shitty McHelperson jumps out and yells at you again, telling you that maybe this mysteriosly-placed crystal can't be jumped into, and maybe there's another way to hit it. “Yeah, my fucking hammer,” you think, assuming the game will give you back control. Before it does, another text box comes up telling you that, yes, in fact, you should try hitting it with your hammer.

Seriously? This is literally the most brain-dead “puzzle,” a game could possibly conjure, and yet the game doesn't even offer the player the satisfaction of solving it on their own before interrupting them to tell them the solution.

That leads us into the game's third problem. The overworld puzzles. They are, from the game's start to its finish, the most rote and useless puzzles I've ever encountered in a game. They all work the same way. Over the course of the game, you'll gain a broad range of abilities which you can cycle through with the R button. Each of these abilities is useful for exactly one thing. As the game goes on, you'll be presented with obstacles which are tailor designed to be overcome with that one exact thing. You'll switch Mario and/or Luigi to that ability with R, and then hit the appropriate button, and then the obstacle is passed. That's it. You will do that over and over hundreds of times for no real reason other than to waste your time and make sure you remember that the R button is still working on your 3DS.

When people discuss game systems having depth, the above is the perfect example of the polar opposite of that. There are tons of abilities (breadth), but each is so strictly limited in what it can do, that it is literally only useful for one very exact task it was designed for. This is theoretically fine in a game where you're trying to apply a very limited toolset quickly or intelligently, but this game has neither. You just walk up to the obstacle, select the very-obvious correct tool, and voila, you're past the obstacle.

So the characters suck, the story sucks, and the puzzles suck, but at least the combat is fun, right? Well, not so much. The combat breakdown is as such. You can jump on things. You can hit them with hammers. For basic attacks, that's it. You also have a variety of special attacks, depending on the particular type of battle you're engaged in. First, there are overworld battles, where Mario and Luigi team up for Bros attacks. Second are dream world fights, where Mario fights alone, and is supplemented by Dreamy Luigi's special abilities and attacks, and third are Giant Dreamy Luigi battles, which are.... well, I'll get to those later.

The overworld and dreamworld battles are very similar, so I'll discuss them together. They break down as so: If the monsters have spikes on top of them, hit with them with the hammer. If they don't, jump on them. The special attacks are basically useless in any non-boss situation, since they take such a long time to complete, and they deplete a resource. Just jumping and hammering is all you need for every regular enemy in the game. You will get very, very tired of jumping and hammering before this game is done. The special attacks are generally pretty uninteresting anyway, and basically consist of a crappy minigame you have to play before the attack happens, with the success of the minigame determining the damage of the attack. On boss encounters, you'll find which one of these works well, and then you'll repeat it until the boss is dead. You'll get really tired of these things too.

The most interesting part of the combat is the various enemy attacks. Each enemy has a couple of attack patterns it will use (or a bunch for bosses), which will require you to properly time a jump or a hammer swing to dodge or deflect the attack. Enemies are intentionally designed to be confusing, so you'll have to take a few hits until you get each type down. This is all fine, but it could have been a lot better with a single, tiny adjustment. Each enemy attack automatically puts you into jump mode or hammer mode, so you're limited in what you can do to avoid them. Mario jumps with B, Luigi jumps with A. Mario hammers with B, Luigi hammers with A. The game decides which you'll use on every single enemy attack. This game doesn't use the X or Y buttons for anything throughout the entire game. If they had simply put the jumps on A and B, and the Hammers on X and Y, it would have made the combat much more interesting. There could be more variety in how you go about avoiding damage, or you could make a tradeoff where you take a hit intentionally to deal damage with the hammer, and so on. But that's a common theme in this game. The game tells you exactly how you need to play it at all times and any deviation or thought from the player is unacceptable.

And now we arrive at the Giant Dreamy Luigi Battles. Oh, did I ever save the worst for last. These things are awful. If a designer made a game that was nothing but this crap, they'd be fired on the spot. Everything about these battles is terrible. Every action is done with stylus swipes, stylus taps, or tilting the 3DS. No matter which one the game chooses, they all suck. Swipes are used for replicating the hammer and jump attacks, except now they're finnicky and sometimes the game misinterprets your input. The jump attack requires that you hold the stylus in place for a few seconds, and then swipe upwards to perform the jump, but sometimes it would jump immediately as I touched the pad to hold it in place. This results in the weakest possible attack. The regular swipes are less problematic, but there's always giant arrows on the screen instructing you on exactly what you must do in any given situation, and they're still worse than the way you perform the exact same actions in the rest of the game by just hitting a button.

The biggest issue with the Giant battles however, is every time it decides to use the tilt function. In every single battle that used it, I died at least once because the tilt completely stopped working halfway through the tilt minigame, and Luigi or the reticule would just go drifting off into the corner of the screen and get murdered by projectiles or into the lava, or whatever hazard was there. Alternatively, it would get stuck in the “down” position, and I would keep tilting up until the 3DS was facing completely away from me to the point where I could no longer even see the screen without hunching myself over upside down to tell if I was dying or not . (I was. And I was also still in the bottom corner of the screen.)

Compounding the control issues with the giant battles is the fact that every single attack is prefaced with an over-long animation that drags everything out to a ridiculous degree. Also inserted are frequent “helpful” hints from Shitty McHelperson who tells you things which are plainly obvious if you just look at the screen, and dialog boxes popping up from the villain. All of these repeat every time you do the fight if you die because you got stuck in the corner of the screen, so enjoy that.

And there we have it. This is unquestionably the worst game I've ever played to completion in my life. There's still the remnants of a decent design formula in there, but the game so infrequently allows you to explore its mechanics or exercise any level of applied knowledge of concepts that it just becomes a tedious game of connect-the-dots that is dragged out over 40-50 hours by constant interruption.

Score 1/5



Bought in 2014: 6

  • Broken Age
  • Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall
  • Inquisitor
  • The Banner Saga
  • Kingdom Rush
  • Super Amazing Wagon Adventure

Finished in 2014: 7

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 5: Dual Destinies: Turnabout Reclaimed - 9 hours - 4/5
  • Shadowrun Returns - 11 hours - 4/5
  • Dark Souls - 3/5
  • Binding of Isaac - 3/5
  • Kingdom Rush 3/5
  • The Banner Saga 4/5
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 1/5

Backlog Blitz 2014 Score: +1