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

Brashnir

Member
Dec 31, 2005
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Finished Sid Meier's Railroads. What a bitter disappointment this game is. I initially bought it right when it came out in 2006, but barely played it back then, and didn't have fond memories. I consider the original Railroad Tycoon to be one of the greatest games ever made, and with that in mind I decided to give this one another shot.

On initial boot, it reminded me of why I loved the original RRT so much. The basic conceit of the game is that you build railroads from city to city, carrying passengers, mail, and various forms of cargo from place to place based on supply and demand. If you have a city with facilities to turn ore into steel, for instance, you can ship or to the city to create steel, and then ship steel to another city to turn it into cars, and ship the cars to another city (perhaps even the original city) where they are sold. Some cities use resources directly as well, such as oil, food (which you can make by transporting livestock or crops) and the like.

And while this all resembles the original RRT, it somehow manages to feel hollow and charmless in this one. For starters, the scenarios are absolutely tiny in comparison. Less landmass, fewer cities, smaller everything. Even with this, the game still runs like absolute garbage. If you're on a 64-bit machine, it also eats up more RAM than it can process, and will crash constantly towards the end of a scenario. I can't even imagine how bad it would get had they included scenarios the size of the original game.

In addition to the tiny map size, the game also has entire levels of detail streamlined into oblivion or eliminated altogether. While I'm tempted to go into detail on each of them, I'll save us all a few thousand words with a simple list.

Capital Improvements (city upgrades such as post offices, hotels, etc.)
The Stock Market, Debt, and Stockholder complaints
Rate Wars
Bridges and Tunnels
Speed and Distance revenue calculations

And probably some others I'm missing, as I haven't played the original in a couple decades.

I suspect a lot of these cuts and changes were made to accomodate multiplayer, which I didn't play as the game runs like garbage and crashes all the time, and some of them because, well, it runs like garbage and crashes all the time. Other streamlining was probably due to the general pussification of games in the modern era.

The game is also incredibly easy. I was able to take the top possible ranking in the second scenario I played, and got it easily again in every other scenario I attempted afterwards. I suspect I would have made it in the first one too, except for the fact that I accidentally set up the game without any competitors, which cut me off from some major revenue streams.

All in all, I can't really recommend this to anybody who is looking for a serious strategy game, and certainly not for anyone who holds any reverence for the original Railroad Tycoon. Perhaps if you're new to the genre and want something in the "My First Tycoon Game" mold, you could get some enjoyment out of it.

Overall Score - 2/5

Bought in 2014: 6

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

Finished in 2014: 11

  • 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
  • Icewind Dale 3/5
  • Icewind Dale : Heart of Winter 3/5
  • Icewind Dale : Trial of the Luremaster 2/5
  • Sid Meier's Railroads! 2/5

Backlog Blitz 2014 Score: +5
 

HellBlazer

Member
Oct 14, 2013
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November update

Decent progress this month. I finally defeated my old nemesis Super Mario Bros. (though on 3DS VC) after all these years too, hah.

Now, December will be the real challenge.


Games acquired in November (-2)

1. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PS+)
2. Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II (Club Nintendo "reward")

Games completed in November (+5)

1. Super Mario Bros.
2. The Book of Unwritten Tales
3. The Wonderful 101
4. Master Levels for Doom 2
5. New Super Mario Bros. 2


Monthly totals

January: +4
February: -2
March: +4
April: +1
May: +1
June: -1
July: +5
August: +5
September: +1
October: 0
November: +3

2014 running total: +21


Recently playing:

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Mega Man X Collection
 

UpperCaseN

Member
Aug 21, 2006
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Grand Theft Auto V (360) is beat. I played like 6 hours of GTA3 back in the day and ended up not liking it, so I skipped every GTA since. GTA5 got rave reviews plus my gaming tastes have changed a lot since 3, so I decided to give it a whirl and boy am I glad I did. I loved it and am interested in picking up GTA4 in the near future. No rush, though; I'm probably getting some games as gifts for the holidays so I'll play those first.

Current score is +1

Beat (+18):
1. The Last of Us - 1/2
2. Fire Emblem: Awakening - 1/31
3. Resident Evil: Revelations (360) - 2/7
4. Virtue's Last Reward (3DS) - 2/22
5. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 2/23
6. Bastion - 2/27
7. Saints Row 4 + DLC - 3/15
8. South Park: The Stick of Truth - 3/20
9. Batman: Arkham Origins - 3/27
10. Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming - 4/26
11. The Wolf Among Us - 7/14
12. Super Mario Land 2 - 8/8
13. Borderlands 2: GOTY Edition - 8/19
14. Kid Icarus: Uprising - 8/25
15. Super Mario Land - 8/27
16. The Walking Dead: Season 2 - 8/28
17. Steins; Gate - 11/23
18. Grand Theft Auto V (360) - 12/8

Bought: (-17)
1. Resident Evil: Revelations (360) - 1/2
2. Bastion (360) - 2/17
3. Saints Row 4 (360) - 2/20
4. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (360) - 2/21
5. South Park: The Stick of Truth - 3/8
6. Batman: Arkham Origins - 3/14
7. Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming - 4/6
8. Grand Theft Auto 5 - 4/15
9. Steins; Gate - 4/28
10. Kid Icarus: Uprising - 5/26
11. The Wolf Among us - 7/14
12. Super Mario Land 2 - 8/6
13. Super Mario Land - 8/27
14. The Walking Dead: Season 2 - 8/28
15. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - 10/15
16. Costume Quest 2 - 11/10
17. Transistor - 11/29

Removed due to not liking (does not count as +1 beat but does count as -1 to backlog):
0

Backlog is now at 3

http://backloggery.com/gryphter

My wife is playing the PS4 so I can't play Costume Quest 2 or Transistor at the moment. My 3rd game, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, is for co-op with her so I'm out of options right now. I plan on doing Rosetta Stone - Japanese level 1 so no gaming for me until my bday weekend, which is 12/18. I asked if I could use the PS4 then so I hope to beat both Costume Quest 2 and Transistor for my final posts for the year. I don't count Xmas game gifts towards this thread so that will be it.
 

Arukado

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Feb 15, 2010
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- 12/10:
• Castlevania Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD (PC) and Left 4 Dead 2 (PC) beaten.​
• Two more games to go.​
- 12/13:
• Driveclub (PS4) and Disgaea 4 A Promise Revisited (Vita) beaten.​
• Back to 0, fuck yeah. I'm currently really busy with my university end project, so i think this wraps it up for this year.​
- 12/26:
• Nope, i was wrong: Assassins Creed (PC) double dipped and Metal Gear Rising (PC) purchased on Steam, The Walking Dead & 400 Days DLC Pack (PC) and Resident Evil 6 (PC) purchased on GMG, and i also got Chivalry Medieval Warfare (PC) as a gift.​
• Only two are backlog, so now i have a total of -2. I can live with that.​
- 12/28:
• Another one to the pile of shame: Dishonored GOTY (PC) purchased on GMG.​

Purchased in 2014: -33Beaten in 2014: +30
Total: -3

Currently Playing:
  • <Disgaea 4 A Promise Revisited (Vita) Post Game>
  • {2} Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 (PC)
On Hold:
  • {F} Minecraft (Vita)
  • Dustforce (PC)
  • <Infamous Second Son (PS4) Evil Karma Playthrough>
 

Onislash

Member
Jul 7, 2010
229
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Got Kingdom Hearts HD Remix 2.5, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Phoenix Ace Attorney: Trilogy, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Far Cry 4 and Rune Factory 4 and beat Shin Megami Tensei IV plus Tales of Hearts R

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
October progress score: -14
November progress score: -15

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 59
Bought in 2014: 82
Current Score: -23

Bought this month:

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice For All
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Far Cry
Rune Factory 4

Beaten this month:

Shin Megami Tensei IV
Tales of Hearts R

Playing :

Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
 

Brashnir

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Dec 31, 2005
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Got Kingdom Hearts HD Remix 2.5, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Phoenix Ace Attorney: Trilogy, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Far Cry 4 and Rune Factory 4 and beat Shin Megami Tensei IV plus Tales of Hearts R

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
October progress score: -14
November progress score: -15

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 59
Bought in 2014: 82
Current Score: -23

Bought this month:

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice For All
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Far Cry
Rune Factory 4

Beaten this month:

Shin Megami Tensei IV
Tales of Hearts R

Playing :

Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Alright man - buying season's over. Time to make some progress on that backlog!
 

dr labson

Neo Member
May 23, 2014
251
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Log from January to November 2014

December has been a slow month for me.
I also haven't been sticking to my backlog for some reason.
I bought a couple of old games and also completed some games not on my log.

AC 4 is an alright port for the Wii U besides the framerate dropping frequently, I don't see much wrong with it.

I also wish Ubi would change the way combat works in AC.
The only reason I bought AC 4 is because of the sailing and even then the sailing isn't as complex and enjoyable as I want it to be.

I also completed Shadow of Mordor and DA 2.
The Nemesis system is the most next gen gimmick so far that I have seen.
Really looking forward to more games using stuff like this.

Bought:

  • Madworld (Wii)
  • Shadow of Mordor (PC)
  • Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3)

Completed:

  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Wii U)
  • Shadow of Mordor (PC)
  • Dragon Age 2 (PC)

Currently Playing:

Madworld (Wii)

Backlog: (In order of priority)

  • The Wonderful 101 (WiiU)
  • The Punisher (PS2)
  • Fantasy Life (3DS)
  • MGS 4 (PS3)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Vita)
  • Dark Souls Prepare to Die edition (360)

Total bought in 2014 so far: 32
Total completed 2014 so far: 31

Score: -32/+31 (-1)
 

marcincz

Member
Sep 16, 2013
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Wroclaw, Poland
This is probably my last update in 2014 and last changes on my lists. So let's go:

My backloggery

Bought in 2014: 29
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)
25. Alpha Protocol (X360)
26. Heavenly Sword (PS3)
27. Fahrenheit (PS2)
28. The Orange Box (X360)
29. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
30, DmC (PS3)
31. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (X360)
32. Kingdom Hearts 1,5 HD (PS3)
33. Persona 4 golden (PS Vita - which I haven't, yet)
34. Driveclub (PS4)

Beat in 2014: 25
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)
25. Blue Dragon (X360)
26. The Witcher 2 (X360)
27. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
28. Left Behind (PS4)
29. The Walking Dead (PS3)
30. TWD 400 days (PS3)

Current Score: -4

Currently Playing:
Driveclub (PS4)
Pixeljunk Shooter (PS3)
 

Gries

Member
Nov 21, 2013
217
2
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completed in 2014: 124
bought in 2014: 149

-> final score in 2014: -25

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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 (4)
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 (6)
Modnation Racers RT (8h, 2.5/5) // Psychonauts (15h, 2.5/5) // Link’s Awakening (17h, 2.5/5) //
StarFox 1 (2h, 3.5/5) // The Novelist (4h, 4/5) // Donkey Kong Country 4 (1.5/5, 16h)

(Played Sims 2 for another 20 hours)

PSV: I / PS2: I / GB1: I / SNES: I / PC: I / Wii: I

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November (9)
Kirby’s Dreamland 1 (2h, 2.5/5) // Halo Reach (11h, 3.5/5) // Sony Smash Bros (20h, 3.5/5) //
The Puppeteer (10h, 4/5) // Dragon Age 2 (25h, 2/5) // Diablo 1 (17h, 2.5/5) //
NFS Shift 2 (23h, 3/5) // Mario vs Donkey Kong 3 (9h, 3/5) // New Super Mario Bros Wii (13h, 2/5)

GB: I / 360: III / PS3: II / PC: I / DS: I / Wii: I
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December (4)
Grand Theft Auto 5 (176h so far, 5/5, 100%) // Mario Kart 8 (15h so far, 3.5/5) //
Nintendoland (4h, 2.5/5) // Strike Suit Zero (9h, 3.5/5)

PS4: II / Wii U: II
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Bought:

Software (149)
36x PSN for PS4 & PS3 = 383.80 € // 28x Xbox 360 = 349.37 € //
39x PC retail & GOG = 220.06 € // 5x PS4 retail = 203.97 € //
5x Wii U = 182.87 € // 7x DS = 86.85 € // 6x Wii = 81.12 € //
7x PS3 = 79.05 € // 6x Vita = 52.48 € // 3x SNES = 38.79 € //
2x PS2 = 21.89 € // 1x GBA = 13.99 € // 2x SAT = 9.00 € //
1x PSP = 8.17 € // 1x PS1 = 3.84 €
 
total amount of money spent on software: 1735.25 €
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Hardware:
1x PS Vita 2000 white = 216.10 €
1x Yoshi Amiibo = 14.99 €
1x Wii U Pro Controller = 42.99 €

total amount of money spent on hardware: 274.08 €
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Backlog:
darkadia.com/member/Gries
 
Jun 28, 2013
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^^ Some of these ratings ... lol.

Update time.

Bought in December:

Nothing as of yet

Beaten / Completed in December:

- Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection (Vita)
- Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (3DS VC)

Bought in 2014:

- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. (3DS)
- Crash Bandicoot (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Crash Team Racing (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Super Mario World (Wii VC)
- Kirby's Dream Land (3DS VC)
- Kirby's Dream Land 2 (3DS VC)
- Nintendo Pocket Football Club (3DS eShop)
- Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (3DS)
- Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (3DS eShop)
- Rayman (3DS VC)
- Sonic the Hedgehog 1 Game Gear (3DS VC)
- Super Mario Land (3DS VC)
- Metroid II: Return of Samus (3DS VC)
- Shantae (3DS VC)
- Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (3DS VC)
- VVVVVV (Steam)
- Mega Man 1 (3DS VC)
- Mega Man 2 (3DS VC)
- Mega Man 3 (3DS VC)
- Mega Man 4 (3DS VC)
- Mega Man 5 (3DS VC)
- Mega Man 6 (3DS VC)
- Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (3DS) (*)
- Breath of Fire 3 (PSN / PSP)
- Half Minute Hero (PSN / PSP)
- Blazing Souls Accelate (PSN / PSP)
- Valhalla Knights (PSN / PSP)
- Rayman (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Klonoa (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Grandia (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Wild Arms (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection (Vita)
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 (Vita)
- Rayman Legends (Vita)
- Final Fantasy I Anniversary Edition (PSN / PSP)
- Final Fantasy II Anniversary Edition (PSN / PSP)
- Final Fantasy III (PSN / PSP)
- Persona 3 Portable (PSN / PSP)
- Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSN / PSP)
- Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PSN / PSP)
- Spyro the Dragon (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Spyro the Dragon 2 (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Spyro the Dragon 3 (PSN / PSOne Classics)

(*) Game already owned in Wii VC

Beaten in 2014:

- Kirby's Dream Land 2 (3DS VC)
- Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (3DS VC)
- Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection (Vita)

Completed in 2014:

- Crash Bandicoot (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PSN / PSOne Classics)
- Super Mario World (Wii VC)
- Kirby's Dream Land (3DS VC)
- Sonic the Hedgehog 1 Game Gear (3DS VC)
- Super Mario Land (3DS VC)
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
- Banjo Kazooie (N64)
- Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
- Mega Man 1 (3DS VC)
- Mega Man 2 (3DS VC)

Total 2014 Score: -30

To sum up: fuck

Backlog
 

UpperCaseN

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Final backlog post for 2014 and for the foreseeable future:

Transistor and Costume Quest 2 are beat.

Transistor was a disappointment. I'm not the type to turn the limiters (challenge skulls) on and I'm not the type to play NG+ either. The story was purposefully vague so by the end it wasn't too clear what had happened and what was going on. The final story note was really great, though. I went online to fill in the story blanks and it didn't move me too much. Game was OK but if I had paid more than the $8 I did, I would have been upset.

Costume Quest 2 was wonderful! All the charm from the first game is intact and everything about it put a smile on my face. I was able to get all the trophies in 1 playthrough so my first 100% in any Playstation game but unfortunately there's no platinum, boo.

Final score is +3

Beat (+20):
1. The Last of Us - 1/2
2. Fire Emblem: Awakening - 1/31
3. Resident Evil: Revelations (360) - 2/7
4. Virtue's Last Reward (3DS) - 2/22
5. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 2/23
6. Bastion - 2/27
7. Saints Row 4 + DLC - 3/15
8. South Park: The Stick of Truth - 3/20
9. Batman: Arkham Origins - 3/27
10. Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming - 4/26
11. The Wolf Among Us - 7/14
12. Super Mario Land 2 - 8/8
13. Borderlands 2: GOTY Edition - 8/19
14. Kid Icarus: Uprising - 8/25
15. Super Mario Land - 8/27
16. The Walking Dead: Season 2 - 8/28
17. Steins; Gate - 11/23
18. Grand Theft Auto V (360) - 12/8
19. Transistor (12/19)
20. Costume Quest 2 (12/21)

Bought: (-17)
1. Resident Evil: Revelations (360) - 1/2
2. Bastion (360) - 2/17
3. Saints Row 4 (360) - 2/20
4. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (360) - 2/21
5. South Park: The Stick of Truth - 3/8
6. Batman: Arkham Origins - 3/14
7. Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming - 4/6
8. Grand Theft Auto 5 - 4/15
9. Steins; Gate - 4/28
10. Kid Icarus: Uprising - 5/26
11. The Wolf Among us - 7/14
12. Super Mario Land 2 - 8/6
13. Super Mario Land - 8/27
14. The Walking Dead: Season 2 - 8/28
15. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - 10/15
16. Costume Quest 2 - 11/10
17. Transistor - 11/29

Removed due to not liking (does not count as +1 beat but does count as -1 to backlog):
0

Backlog is now at 1

http://backloggery.com/gryphter

The last game in my backlog is Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel which I will be playing co-op with my wife, but we're not ready for that yet. Not only is she still playing Dragon Age: Inquisition but we want to play Borderlands 1 co-op first so we won't be getting around to TPS anytime soon. I am most likely getting some games as Xmas gifts but I don't count them against my total for the year; since it's right at the end of the year I don't consider it possible to have played them so I just add it to the list for the beginning of 2015.

I won't be participating in the backlog thread for 2015, however. I cleared my backlog in 2013 and this year was my victory lap. I'll still be logging games using backloggery but as for this thread, I'm OK to move on. Thank you everyone here for the support and keep fighting the good fight!
 

Zhao_Yun

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Final Update of the Year

Since I don't think I'll complete or buy another game this year I am already posting my final update of the year

Bought in 2014: 31
Beat in 2014: 21
Current Score: -10

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)
Monster Monpiece (Vita)
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (Vita)
Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable (Vita)
Pix the Cat (Vita) (PS+, doesn't count)
Fifa 15 (PS4)
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited (Vita)
Hatsune Miku Project Diva f 2nd (Vita)
Tales of Hearts R (Vita)


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)
Pix the Cat (Vita) (PS+, doesn't count)
The Witcher 2 (360)
Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita)
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (Vita)
Hatsune Miku Project Diva f 2nd (Vita)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)


Currently Playing:
Borderlands 2 (PS3), Fifa 15 (PS4), Atelier Totori Plus (Vita)
 

Gries

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2014 is almost done. I made a Google Form that you guys can fill out if you like. I'll post some statistics and figures once enough posters have submitted their data.
I don't exactly remember how many games I bought in each specific month, so I'm going to guestimate here. All I do know though is, that I purchased most of the 149 games I added to my backlog this year in June, July, October and November.


... Looking forward to see y'all again next year for the 2015 Backlog Blitz :)
 

MadSexual

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Beat in December: 7

* South Park: The Stick of Truth (12/1)
* Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut (12/7)
* The Walking Dead: Season 2 (12/18)
* Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians (12/19)
* Penumbra: Overture (12/27)
* Penumbra: Black Plague (12/28)
* Penumbra: Requiem (12/29)

Bought in December: 4

* ACIV: Black Flag
* Metro Last Light Redux
* Banished
* Rogue Legacy

I'll probably double check, but I think these numbers are correct.

Total beaten in 2014: 44
Total bought in 2014: 34

Total Score: +10

Previous updates:
 
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So I plan to board this Backlog shredding train in 2015, as I have way too many quality games that I haven't played, and since I'm buying a house in August I have curb my purchasing some anyway.

What do all of you use to keep track of your backlogs? I've done very little searching myself, but something that is able to be updated via phone easily would be great. Any of the websites I've seen work well with/have mobile versions?
 

MadSexual

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What do all of you use to keep track of your backlogs? I've done very little searching myself, but something that is able to be updated via phone easily would be great. Any of the websites I've seen work well with/have mobile versions?
Backloggery is definitely the most customizable experience, but I prefer HowLongToBeat.com. I think the interface is better and the way it averages user playthrough times makes it a great tool for deciding what to play next if time is a factor (it often is for me).
 

marcincz

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Ok guys, the year is almost finished and I am very glad with my result. Not overall - 4, but 30 beaten games in one year. I think it's my personal best (in 2013 I've beaten 23 or 24 games). I thought I can beat one more title this year - PixelJunkShooter / Driveclub, but especially this second game is much bigger and more difficult, than I thought. Besides I am leaving in polish mountains on Monday morning so this is my final result.
See you next year and I really hope in 2015 I'll beat >30 games.
Happy New Year for every participant in this great thread.
 

Dracandros

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I now have a ton of TV seasons and anime to watch and an even bigger backlog thanks to Smash Bros. I guess next year my goal will be +16 (with some other games to remove from it too). I should be able to do that. Nothing like life and the holidays right? :)

See you all next year, and I hope to walk on the bridge instead of build one that's too big.

EDIT: It would also help if my goal was a bit more consistent I think. I did remove quite a few games from my backlog, but added far too many long ones to it.


January Progress: 1
February Progress: 1
March Progress: 1
April Progress: 0
May Progress: -1
June Progress: -2
July Progress: 0
August Progress: -6
September Progress: 0
October Progress: -4
November Progress: -3
December Progress: -3


New games to list (6)
RefleX (November)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (November)
Tales of Hearts R (November)
Aselia the Eternal (December)
Shantae: Risky's Revenge (December)
Tales of Xillia 2 (December)


Games playing (5)
Gradius 4 (PSP)
Mario Kart: Double Dash (GC)
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
You Don't Know Jack Vol. 3 (PC)


Progress for November: -3
Total score: -13

Progress for December: -3
Total score: -16
 

The_Dude

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Well, that ended badly. Managed to stay overall positive until the last month. Haven't finished anything since the 8th of October, either. Must redouble my efforts next year, hopefully end up with a positive score.

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Bought in 2014: 30
Finished in 2014: 24
Current Score: -6

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Bought in December: 11
Finished in December: 0
December Score: -11

Bought:
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut
Dead Rising 3
Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy IV
Hyrule Warriors
Infamous: First Light
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Shovel Knight
The Evil Within
Wolfenstein: The New Order

Finished:
NOTHING! AGAIN!

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END OF YEAR TALLY
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Bought in 2014: 30
Bayonetta 2 (October)
Child of Light (May)
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut (December)
Dead Rising 3 (December)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (February)
Far Cry 4 (November)
Final Fantasy III (December)
Final Fantasy IV (December)
Forza Horizon 2 (October)
Hyrule Warriors (December)
Infamous: First Light (December)
Infamous: Second Son (September)
Killer Is Dead (November)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (July)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (May)
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (December)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (February)
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (December)
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (May)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (November)
Shovel Knight (December)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (March)
Sunset Overdrive (October)
The Adventures of Shuggy (June)
The Evil Within (December)
Toki Tori 2+ (September)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (January)
Trials Fusion (April)
Watch_Dogs (July)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (December)

Finished in 2014: 24
Batman: Arkham City (April)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (January)
Bulletstorm (March)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (September)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (March)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (June)
Grand Theft Auto V (July)
Infamous: Festival of Blood (September)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (August)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (July)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (February)
Lego The Lord of the Rings (March)
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (October)
Need for Speed: The Run (June)
New Super Luigi U (August)
Pikmin 3 (September)
Rochard (March)
Scribblenauts Unlimited (June)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (March)
The Adventures of Shuggy (June)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (June)
Trials Fusion (May)
Watch Dogs (September)
Yoshi's Island DS (February)

End of Year Score: -6
 

Brashnir

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A couple Christmas pickups bumped me down the list a bit. Doesn't look like I'll have time to finish anything else before the year is out, so here's the final tally:

Bought or otherwise acquired in 2014: 8

  • Broken Age
  • Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall
  • Inquisitor
  • The Banner Saga
  • Kingdom Rush
  • Super Amazing Wagon Adventure
  • Crusader Kings 2
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Finished in 2014: 11

  • 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
  • Icewind Dale 3/5
  • Icewind Dale : Heart of Winter 3/5
  • Icewind Dale : Trial of the Luremaster 2/5
  • Sid Meier's Railroads! 2/5

Backlog Blitz 2014 Score: +3
 

Onislash

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Thats it for this year.

Beat Kingdom Hearts HD Remix 2.5, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Phoenix Ace Attorney: Trilogy, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Far Cry 4

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
October progress score: -14
November progress score: -15
December final Score : -14

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 68
Bought in 2014: 82
Current Score: -14

Bought this month:

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice For All
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Far Cry
Rune Factory 4

Beaten this month:

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice For All
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Far Cry 4
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Tales of Hearts R
 
Feb 17, 2012
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Final 2014 Update:
January +4
February -1
March +/-0
April -5
May +1
June +2
July +5
August -7
September -1
October -1
November +/-0

Backloggery.

First of all, congrats to everyone finishing positive!
As for me, I dun fucked up. Bought too much shit in December, either because of sales or because of the Wii U Digital Deluxe promo ending, but I boned my chance of hitting positive. This list is not quite finalized as I am going to try and finish one more game today but it's likely that won't happen. Either way, I fail. I'll wait until tomorrow to submit my form all the same.
Not counting the \Playstation Experience EA freebies since I haven't downloaded them. They'll be +1/-1 should I play/beat them as I believe is typical for freebies. Backloggery Memory Card is a bit different than my list here. I couldn't say why exactly, but I imagine freebies documented on there, stealth adds/removes, duplicate adds, etc.

Strikes are +/-0

December Bought:
Mirror's Edge (PS3)
Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS4)
Need For Speed Most Wanted (Vita)

Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4)
Lone Survivor: Director's Cut (WiiU)
Mario and Luigi Superstar Sage (WiiUVC)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (3DS)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All (3DS)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (3DS)
-6

December Beaten:
Tales of Hearts R
Fate/Stay Night
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Bayonetta
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All
Bayonetta 2
+6

December Score: 0

2014 Bought: 41
2014 Beaten: 38

Total Score: -3
 

TheBigG753

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December Update:

Backloggery

Bought (0):

Beaten (+3):
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)
  • Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)
Currently Playing:
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
Backlog Priorities:
  • Far Cry 4 (PS4)
  • Destiny (PS4)
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS4)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Wii U)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)

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Year in Review:



Trending upward...

Bought (31):
  1. The Swapper (PC)
  2. To The Moon (PC)
  3. Thief Gold (PC)
  4. Thief II: The Metal Age (PC)
  5. Thief: Deadly Shadows (PC)
  6. Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
  7. The Walking Dead: Season 2 (360)
  8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
  9. Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)
  10. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
  11. The Wolf Among Us: Season 1 (PS3)
  12. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
  13. inFamous: Second Son (PS4)
  14. New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
  15. Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, Episode Two (PS3)
  16. Prey (360)
  17. F.E.A.R. (360)
  18. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
  19. The Evil Within (PS4)
  20. Alien: Isolation (PS4)
  21. Destiny (PS4)
  22. Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)
  23. Shovel Knight (Wii U)
  24. Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS4)
  25. Super Smash Bros. (3DS)
  26. Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
  27. Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)
  28. Far Cry 4 (PS4)
  29. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
  30. Sunset Overdrive (XB1)
  31. Halo: The Master Chief Collection (XB1)
Beaten (42):
  1. The Swapper (PC)
  2. Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
  3. To The Moon (PC)
  4. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
  5. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
  6. Batman: Arkham Origins (360)
  7. 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (DS)
  8. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Wii U)
  9. Far Cry 3 (360)
  10. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (360)
  11. Jak and Daxter (PS3)
  12. Hitman: Contracts (360)
  13. The Wolf Among Us: Season One (PS3)
  14. Jak II (PS3)
  15. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
  16. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
  17. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (360)
  18. Jak 3 (PS3)
  19. Tomb Raider Legend (PS3)
  20. Saints Row: The Third (360)
  21. Tomb Raider Anniversary (PS3)
  22. Dead Rising (360)
  23. Tomb Raider Underworld (PS3)
  24. inFamous: Second Son (PS4)
  25. Shadow Complex (360)
  26. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (360)
  27. The Walking Dead: Season 2 (360)
  28. Perfect Dark (360)
  29. Prince of Persia '08 (360)
  30. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360)
  31. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
  32. Doom 3: BFG Edition (360)
  33. Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, Episode 2 (PS3)
  34. Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (PS3)
  35. Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (Wii)
  36. The Evil Within (PS4)
  37. Alien: Isolation (PS4)
  38. Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)
  39. Shovel Knight (Wii U)
  40. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
  41. Sunset Overdrive (XB1)
  42. Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)
Bought in 2014: 31
Beat in 2014: 42
Final Score: +11

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Remaining Backlog (30):
  1. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
  2. Far Cry 4 (PS4)
  3. Destiny (PS4)
  4. Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS4)
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Wii U)
  6. Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)
  7. F.E.A.R. (360)
  8. Dead Island (360)
  9. Prey (360)
  10. Alpha Protocol (360)
  11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360)
  12. Dark Souls (360)
  13. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (360)
  14. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (360)
  15. Pandora's Tower (Wii)
  16. New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
  17. Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
  18. Super Smash Bros. (3DS)
  19. Thief Gold (PC)
  20. Thief II: The Metal Age (PC)
  21. Thief: Deadly Shadows (PC)
  22. Halo 2 (XB1)
  23. Halo 3 (XB1)
  24. Halo 3: ODST (360)
  25. Halo: Reach (360)
  26. Halo 4 (XB1)
  27. Left 4 Dead (360)
  28. Too Human (360)
  29. Super Street Fighter 4 (360)
  30. Fable III (360)
 

JacksUsername

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Final 2014 Update
Backloggery

Damn, was in the positive all year up until October. I've been taking a dive towards the negative since then and the Steam sale and Christmas gifts didn't help. Definitely enjoy this thread every year though. Congrats to everyone in ending in the positive!!

Bought in 2014: -92
Beat in 2014: +81
Current Score: -11

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
  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS
  • DriveClub
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
  • Bayonetta
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Fantasy Life
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer
  • Lords of the Fallen
  • Freedom Wars
  • Demon's Crest
  • Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Volgarr the Viking
  • D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • Suikoden II
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • Rage
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Never Alone (KisimaIngitchuna)
  • Endless Legend
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • LittleBIGPlanet 3
  • Xeodrifter
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Brothers
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • The Crew
  • Two Worlds II
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)
  • Doki-Doki Universe
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
  • Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Lords of the Fallen
  • Demon's Crest
  • D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
  • Mega Man VII
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Bayonetta
  • Fantasy Life
  • Germinator
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs
  • TRON: Evolution
  • Xeodrifter
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Currently Playing:


  • Too much
 

Slashlen

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Ok, this was a sad way to finish the year. I bought or was gifted 16 games in just over a month. It started with Black Friday, which added 4 games. Then I bought 2 more(plus digital copies of Suikoden games) during a PSN sale. I then picked up Deception to get free shipping with a gift I was buying. Christmas added 7 more games, and I bought a couple of games during the Steam sale.

During this time, I finished nothing. Nada. No games. I had started Dragon's Crown now that I had a PS3 again. Fun for a while, but it's grindy, and it's probably good that I put it down for now and I'll get back to it later. I then started Theatrhythm after it arrived and played a decent amount of that, but got delayed due to the holiday and the Hearthstone expansion. Then Christmas came and I switched to both Persona games and have been playing those since, and I'm nowhere close on either of them.

The year was looking great, but this last month just wrecked it. I bought 44 games if you don't count bundles. I beat just 16 of them this year, and 26 overall. And if anything, next year may be worse with all of the JRPGs coming out, not to mention the ones added to the backlog this year.

12/31/14 Update

Bought in 2014: 94
Beat in 2014: 26
Current Score: -68(-18 if you ignore bundles)

Bought:
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Puppeteer
Rain
Thomas was Alone
La-Mulana
Humble Sid Meier Bundle (5 games)
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
Humble Bundle 11(3 games)
Divekick
Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
South Park: The Stick of Truth
The Last of Us
Super Mario 3D Land
Bravely Default
Atelier Ayesha
Aquapazza
Infamous: Second Son
Gala Monday #1(6 games)
Humble Bundle Open Source(4 games)
Humble Bundle PC/Android 9(8 games)
Jurassic Park Full Season
Tales of Monkey Island Bundle
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
Zone of the Enders HD Collection
Time and Eternity
Gala Monday #8(6 games)
Humble RPGMaker(2 games)
Disgaea D2
FFX HD Collection(Played originals)
Devil Summoner
Devil Summoner 2
Stella Deus
Humble Weekly Simulator 2(3 games)
Humble Weekly Japan(3 games)
Humble Bundle 12(3 games)
Humble Weekly Extra Credits(4 games)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Trails in the Sky FC
Child of Light
NintendoLand
New Super Mario 3D World
Conception 2
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Demoes
Tales of Xillia 2
FFXIII-3
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
Shadow of Mordor
Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry
Valiant Hearts
Suikoden 1(played original)
Suikoden 2(played original)
Deception IV: Blood Ties
Persona Q
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Guilty Gear Xrd
Diablo 3
Atelier Escha & Logy
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Super Smash Bros.(Wii U)
A Bird Story
Papers, Please

Beaten:
Saint's Row IV
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Resogun (Plus)
Thomas was Alone
The Guided Fate Paradox
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Tearaway
Tales of Xillia
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Infamous: Second Son
Divekick
Contrast (Plus)
Noby Noby Boy
Sonic CD
Mercenary Kings (Plus)
Bravely Default
Super Mario 3D Land
Stick it to the Man (Plus)
Devil Survivor Overclocked
Rain
Mana Khemia
Doki Doki Universe(Plus)
Towerfall Ascension(Plus)
Arcana Heart
God Hand
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Trails in the Sky FC
Child of Light
The Last of Us
Super Mario 3D World
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Demoes
Atelier Ayesha

Currently Playing:
Persona Q
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Hiatus
Time and Eternity
Theatrhythm Curtain Call
Dragon's Crown
Final Fantasy III
 

archnemesis

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Well, I knew I wasn't going to make it so I decided to get all the games I wanted from the holiday sales before the year ended so I have a better chance for next year.

Overall I ended the year at -45 points. If I want to make it next year, I should probably stop accepting free games (34), stop collecting old RPGs I won't have time to finish, and hold back a little during sales.

I'm still pleased with my progress. I managed to complete 83 games and I tried a handful of others.



Added the following games to the backlog:
November -25
• Dragon Quest III
• Age of Wonders*
• Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition†
• Game of Thrones: Episode 1 - Iron from Ice
• Viking: Battle for Asgard*
• Need for Speed: Most Wanted*
• Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare*
• Secret Ponchos†
• Sim City 2000: Special Edition*
• Driveclub
• Desert Golfing
• Hills and Rivers Remain
• Chaos Rings
• Chaos Rings II
• Chaos Rings Omega
• Prison Architect
• The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 - Faith
• The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - Smoke and Mirrors
• The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile
• The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 - In Sheep's Clothing
• The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5- Cry Wolf
• Valiant Hearts: The Great War
• Magic 2015
• Transistor
• Child of Light

Completed:
November +6
• Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition
• Secret Ponchos
• Game of Thrones: Episode 1 - Iron from Ice
• Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
• Sentinel 4: Dark Star
• Dragon Quest III

* - free
† - "free" from Playstation Plus

Previous months
• January
• February
• March
• April
• May
• June
• July
• August
• September
• October
• November

Backloggery (410 games in backlog)
 
Oct 27, 2012
2,213
2,716
865
38
December

Bought: 7
Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (Gift)
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
Killzone 3
Killzone HD
LittleBigPlanet
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Ratchet & Clank
Vagrant Story

Completed: 7
Bayonetta 2
Fire Emblem Awakening
Killzone Mercenary
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Trine
Pokemon Omega Ruby
Fantasy Life

FINAL SCORE
-27

Game over. Try again next year? (Y/Y)

See ya in the new thread folks!

My Backloggery (Yeah I forgot to add FEA, sue me, I've had it for like two years now!)
 
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Bought in 2014: -31
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Betrayer
Blackwell Legacy
Blackwell Unbound
Blackwell Convergence
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Capsized
Castlevania
Consortium
Crimson Shroud
Deadly Premonition
DEIOS
Diablo 3
Electronic Super Joy: Groove City
English Country Tune
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
Hexcells
Hexcells Plus
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Lost Planet
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Okami
Resident Evil 4
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
Silent Hill
Sonic All-stars Racing Transformed
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Tales of Xillia
Tappingo
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
ZombiU

Gifts and prizes in 2014: -14
Age of Wonders
AKALABETH: WORLD OF DOOM
Alien: Isolation
Dungeon Keeper
Final Fantasy XIII
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Gods Will Be Watching
Magrunner
Mario Kart 8
Sleeping Dogs
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Warlock Master of the Arcane
The Witcher 2
Wolfenstein: The New Order

Completed in 2014: 27
Aliens: Infestation
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Batman: Arkham City
Betrayer
Blackwell Legacy
Broken Age Act 1
Costume Quest
Crusader Kings II
Diablo 3
Electronic Super Joy: Groove City
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
Far Cry 2
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Guacamelee
Hexcells
Hexcells Plus
Lost Planet
Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon
Lume
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 8
Rymdkapsel
Sonic All-stars Racing Transformed
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Tappingo
Wolfenstein: The New Order

Final Score: -18
I have to say I'm proud of myself, I spent way less money on games this year and beat almost as many as I bought. Hopefully I can end 2015 in the black :)
 

archnemesis

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Individual progress
A few users stand out as being really bad at this.


Cumulative score
I fear I am the one dragging down the average.


Our combined effort
It is pretty obvious that we all game the system in January and that Steam sales are bad.
 

HellBlazer

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Final 2014 update

Didn't quite manage to keep up with the gifts I received this month, but it's not too disastrous. Pretty decent results for the year overall. I wish I could have hit one more for that round number but oh well.

So let's see, at this rate I should have cleared my backlog in... 12-13 years maybe? *sighs*


Games acquired in December (-10)

1. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PSN sale)
2. Metroid Fusion (eShop sale)
3. Metroid 2: Return of Samus (Club Nintendo "reward")
4. Volgarr the Viking (gift)
5. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Steam sale)
6. Zombi U (gift)
7. Hyrule Warriors (gift)
8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (gift)
9. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (gift)
10. Memoria (gift)


Games completed in December (+8)

1. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
2. Metroid Fusion
3. Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
4. Shank 2
5. Metroid 2: Return of Samus
6. Closure
7. Q.U.B.E.
8. Zelda: Four Swords


Monthly totals

January: +4
February: -2
March: +4
April: +1
May: +1
June: -1
July: +5
August: +5
September: +1
October: 0
November: +3
December: -2

2014 final total: +19


Recently playing:

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm (wasting time hopelessly trying to get good in multiplayer)
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Wasteland 2
Captain Toad (fuck "Mummy-Me Maze Forever")
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
 

Paris

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Bought in 2014: 43

(01/16) Killzone Mercenary (Vita)
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(03/07) Tomb Raider (1996) (PS1)
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(04/18) Back to the Future: The Game (PS3)
(04/18) Braid (PS3)
(04/18) Crash Bandicoot (PS1)
(04/18) Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PS1)
(04/18) Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS1)
(04/18) Crash Team Racing (PS1)
(04/29) Chrono Trigger (PS1)
(04/29) Vagrant Story (PS1)
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(05/13) Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty DLC (Vita)
(05/13) Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage DLC (Vita)
(05/24) Muramasa Rebirth: Genroku Legends - Fishy Tales of the Nekomata DLC (Vita)
(05/24) Muramasa Rebirth: Genroku Legends - A Cause to Daikon For DLC (Vita)
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(06/04) Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC (PS3)
(06/04) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: The Legend of Dead Kel DLC (PS3)
(06/04) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: Teeth of Naros DLC (PS3)
(06/15) Madden NFL 13 (Vita)
(06/18) Bioshock Infinite (PS3/PS+)
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(07/06) LIMBO (Vita/PS+)
(07/11) Dino Crisis (PS1)
(07/11) Dino Crisis 2 (PS1)
(07/11) Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PS1)
(07/11) Legend of Dragoon (PS1)
(07/25) LEGO Marvel Superheroes: Universe in Peril! (Vita)
(07/29) Rogue Legacy (Vita)
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(08/06) Final Fantasy IX (PS1)
(08/06) Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSP/Vita)
(08/06) Front Mission 3 (PS1)
(08/07) Final Fantasy X (Vita)
(08/07) Final Fantasy X-2 (Vita)
(08/27) Wipeout 2048 (Vita/PS+)
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(09/02) Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut (PS3)
(09/02) Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Vita)
(09/09) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Vita)
(09/27) Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC (PS3)
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(10/02) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)
(10/02) Suikoden I (PS1)
(10/14) Minecraft (Vita/PS4)
(10/21) Dead Nation (Vita)
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(11/27) Jetpack Joyride Deluxe (Vita)
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(12/2) Age of Zombies (Vita)
(12/16) Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita/PS+)


Beaten in 2014: 28

(01/06) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS3)
(01/28) Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (Vita/PS+)
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(02/08) DOOM II: Hell on Earth (PS3)
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(03/01) Jak II (PS3)
(03/05) Resident Evil: Director's Cut (Vita)
(03/10) Spec Ops: The Line (PS3/PS+)
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(04/12) Killzone Mercenary (Vita)
(04/14) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3/PS+)
(04/19) ICO (PS3/Vita)
(04/19) LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (PS3)
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(05/24) Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty DLC (Vita)
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(06/01) Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage DLC (Vita)
(06/04) LEGO Lord of the Rings (PS3)
(06/07) Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC (PS3)
(06/10) Crash Bandicoot (Vita)
(06/12) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: The Legend of Dead Kel DLC (PS3)
(06/27) Bioshock Infinite (PS3/PS+)
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(07/06) Fallout 3: The Pitt DLC (PS3)
(07/07) LIMBO (Vita/PS+)
(07/26) Spelunky (Vita)
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(08/07) Tomb Raider (1996) (Vita)
(08/24) Final Fantasy VII (Vita)
(08/31) RAGE (PS3)
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(09/04) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: Teeth of Naros DLC (PS3)
(09/08) Wipeout 2048 (Vita/PS+)
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(10/19) Final Fantasy IX (PS1)
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(11/27) Jetpack Joyride Deluxe (Vita)
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(12/27) Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita/PS+)


Final Score: -15

Remaining Backlog: 115

Well, the backlog grew a bit in 2014, but I kept the spending down (<$300 for 43 games) and held off on buying a PS4 for another year. So I think I'll claim victory and move onto 2015.

Here are my top 3 of the 28 games I completed in 2014:

1. Spelunky
2. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
3. Jak II
 

ActStriker

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Final update:

lol

I'll do better next year I swear.

My Backloggery
November update

Beaten in December 2014: 2
Bought in December 2014: 18

Beaten in 2014: 20
Bought in 2014: 64 (+16)

Beaten in December 2014:
Hyrule Warriors
Raiden IV

Bought in December 2014:
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Pokémon Omega Ruby
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Yoshi's New Island
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn
Broforce
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Killer is Dead
Fire Emblem
To The Moon
Transistor
Abyss Odyssey
Super Time Force Ultra
Broken Sword 5
Deponia: The Complete Journey
The Banner Saga

Final Score: -44

Currently Playing:
Bayonetta
Folklore
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn
 

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)
September Post (-10)
October Post (-9)
November Post (-9)

Current Score: (-11)

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

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4) - Already beat the original last year and I own it on Steam, but this version went cheap enough for me on the sale to dip again.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4) - Finished the main mission during a rental earlier this year and didn't feel like doing the side content, but regardless I bought it during the PSN sale. Really not sure what's going on with it on my system though. I've had a lot of trouble installing the update file for it and haven't been able to launch it yet. Last night I tried re-downloading the update and the system went into some kind of endless loop trying to install it. Then I had issues deleting the game and shutting the system down. Not feeling great about this.
Disney Infinity (PS4) - Bought for the kids.
Just Dance 2015 (PS4) - Bought for the kids.
Skylanders: Trap Team (PS4) - Bought for the kids.

Bought in December 2014 (-2):

Far Cry 4 (PS4) - Not much to complain about here. I think this narrowly beats Mordor as my GOTY.
Tetris Ultimate (PS4) - Bought this when it released as I decided it was time to get my kids to play Tetris. Still not sure they have. Not really excited about this release. I got inches away from level 15 on one play and haven't gone back to it. It seems to be one of those ruined versions where you can spin your blocks forever.
Alien Isolation (PS4) - I had gotten to Chapter 10 a couple of months back before I had to return it to Gamefly for something else. I really enjoyed my time with it and look forward to finishing it soon.

Finished in December 2014 (1):

Far Cry 4 (PS4) - Gonna take my time with it the second time through and play the other side of the story.

Currently Playing:

Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4) - Only level 9 at this point. Really taking this game slowly.
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (PS Vita) - I started on Easy and by the time I had nabbed the third major outlaw, I was wondering about the game's pacing and when it would open up. Surely by that point the tutorializing was over, I thought, but the game was just moving too quickly. Decided to start over on Normal. Brother I haven't seen such a disparity between a single step up in difficulty settings in a while. It's not super tough, but now it feels like a video game. Caught back up to where I was and a little past that. I'm at the second town now.
DriveClub (PS4) - Decided to give this a rent after everyone started raving about the weather patch. It does look pretty darn great, and it turns out I don't mind the handling too much. Haven't decided yet if I'll keep it though.
GTAV (PS4) - Beat it on 360 last year but held off on purchasing, figuring it would come to current gen consoles. I played the first few missions on PS4 and returned it. Maybe I unfairly let the aliasing and downtown framerate get to me, or maybe I just hate those first few missions too much, or maybe I just didn't like the game quite enough to go through it a second time.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4) - It was cheap so I figured why not. Runs very well and looks great on PS4.
Final Fantasy IX - For some reason I started this on Vita the other day and it became the first game I played in the new year. I haven't finished it in a long time, and not sure I'll bother this time either, so don't ask me what I'm doing. I should have bought Suikoden II and started that by now instead.
 

Het_Nkik

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December Update

Bought in December: 5
Beat in December: 0
December Score: -5

Beaten in December:
  • NOTHING!

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2014 GRAND TOTAL!

Bought in 2014: 159
Beat in 2014: 37
2014 Score: -122

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
  • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Shit slowed down at the end of the year because I met a girl and spent a bunch of my free time with her.
 

ghibli99

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I didn't do as bad as I did in 2012 (-36), but a -24 for the year is nothing to be proud of. :)

I wrote a big 'ol thing about this on my blog today:
http://www.grayhairedgamer.com/?p=1929

Here are the stats from that post:

  • I bought a whopping 87 games and bundles, which averages out to 8 purchases totaling $118.05 per month. Total spend for the year was $1298.60. That&#8217;s the equivalent of about 2 console or 3 handheld games at full price per month, which isn&#8217;t too terrible. Could definitely be better, though!
  • I played and finished a total of 63 games, so a little north of 5 per month. My best month was January, when I somehow blasted through 13 titles. Not sure how I did that, but I must have been very motivated. There were some really good ones that month too, including Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) and The Last of Us (PS3). The total value of what I finished was $1003.00, which put me -$295.60 in the hole.
  • Total play time was approximately 1051 hours, which comes out to about 3 hours per day.
  • The average rating for all of the games I finished was an 8.9 (B+). Of those, 35 games scored in the 9.1-9.9 range (56%), 21 from 8.1-8.9 (33%), and 7 were a 7.9 or below (11%).
Here's to a better 2015. :)