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

Randam

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have a few questions.
the hd collection rule:

why do you have that rule?
and what about games, you bought a 2nd time?

i own and beat fez, guacamelee! and dark souls on consoles already , but now i bought them a 2nd time on steam.

would those games count as +1?
 

archnemesis

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That's why I don't count them myself. There are, for instance, very minor differences between the four different versions of Final Fantasy VI that I own and I don't see the point of counting them separately. The first copy that I got in '94 would be a -1 and the first time I beat it I would get a +1. All following copies are just zeros.
 

alekth

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Bought in 2014: 2
Beat in 2014: 1
Score: -1

Bought:
  1. Serious Sam 3: BFE
  2. Unholy Heights
Beaten:
  1. I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream
Currently playing:
  • Borderlands
  • Cook, Serve, Delicious!
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
  • Sam & Max 103: The Mole, the Mob and the Meatball
  • Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Lastly, a question: What is the status of dropped games? As in started a game, played some and it's bad enough to be off the backlog but also never be beaten/completed?
 

vitacola

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1. Update:
Just beaten GTA V. Now I wonder what I'll be playing next on my PS3 ...

My
(still not yet up to date)
backloggery:
http://www.backloggery.com/katzenkoerper

Bought in 2014: 3
Beaten in 2014: 1
Score: -2

Bought:
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 (Steam)
  • The Stanley Parable (Steam)
  • Virtue's Last Reward (Vita)
Beaten:
  • GTA 5 (PS3)

Currently Playing:
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (3DS)
 

MadSexual

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It's a lot easier to follow the thread if people make new posts. No one is going to go back and read old posts.
I plan on beating a lot of games this year. I've just been updating my first post so far, but I can fall in line with this. Is it preferable that I post for every new completion or should I do periodic updates (weekly/monthly)?
 

t hicks

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Do gamefly games count towards a +/-1? Or do they fall more under how PS+ games/freebies are counted?
 

Maklershed

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Maklershed's Backloggery

Just beat God of War: Ascension

Bought in 2014: 1
Games Beaten: 3
Current score: +2

Bought pre-2014: 42
Pre-2014 Games Beaten: 1

Beaten:
Uncharted Golden Abyss
Hotline Miami
God of War Ascension

Currently Playing:
Guacamelee
 

Brashnir

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Lastly, a question: What is the status of dropped games? As in started a game, played some and it's bad enough to be off the backlog but also never be beaten/completed?
It's a -1 if you bought it this year. If it's been backlogged since before Jan 1 and you finally decided to give it up, it's a 0 for this year.

Do gamefly games count towards a +/-1? Or do they fall more under how PS+ games/freebies are counted?
like PS+ games, I'd only count Rentals as +/-1 if I completed them.
 

BinaryPork2737

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Purchased in 2014: 3
  1. Advance Wars (GBA) 1/5
  2. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA) 1/5
  3. Final Fantasy III (DS) 1/5

Beat in 2014: 3
  1. Metroid (Good Ending, played on the 3DS) 1/3
  2. River City Ransom (3DS VC) 1/3
  3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director's Cut (Wii U) 1/4

Total Score: 0

Currently Playing:

GBA: Tales of Phantasia

3DS: Pokemon X, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
After a pretty decent start on finishing off 2013 holdovers, I've gone back down to 0.
 

bequietdrive

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Bought in 2014: 0
Beat in 2014: 0
Current Score: 0


CurrentBacklog:

Battlefield 4 (PS4) ( mainly multiplayer but may finish campaign)
Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) Very nearly finished!
Windwaker HD (Wii U) Triforce fetch quest
Bravely Default (3DS)
Asssassin'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)
Luigi's Mansion 2 (3DS)
Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
Ocarina Of Time 3D (3DS)
Tales Of The Abyss (3DS)
Resogun (PS4)


You don't release how many unfinished games you have until you list them..
 

mrpookles

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I'll join in this year. My goal from now on is to beat at least one game (hopefully two) per game purchased.

Bought in 2014: 0
Beaten in 2014: 1
Total Beaten in 2014: +1

Beaten:
Assassin's Creed 4 (PC)

Currently playing:
Final Fantasy 7 (PC)
The Witcher 2 (PC)

I'm counting the re-playing of the two above games as part of my backlog.
 
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Bought in 2014: 0
Beat in 2014: 3

Backloggery

Games beat
  1. Mass Effect
  2. Gone Home
  3. Super Mario 3D World
 

flkraven

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My girlfriend just left town for 2 months, so it is time to drown myself in saddness and video games. Already starting off negative though.

Update: 1/7/14
HowLongToBeat Profile
Also, add me on XBL! Gamertag: flkRaven

Bought in 2014: 2
Beat in 2014: 1
Current Score: -1

Bought:
  • Patapon (PSP)
  • Every Extend Extra (PSP)
Beaten:
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Currently Playing:
  • Fez
  • Trials Evolution
  • The Saboteur
 

Onislash

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Got and beat Tearaway plus Killzone Mercenary

My backloggery

Beaten in 2013: 2
Bought in 2013: 2
Current Score: 0

Bought this month:

Tearaway
Killzone Mercenary

Beaten this month:

Tearaway
Killzone Mercenary

Playing:

Tales of Xillia

Priorities:

Tales of Xillia - Chapter 2
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - Just started
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - Just started
 

LiveFromKyoto

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Just beat Twilight Princess. Man, that was a looong game. At least it felt like one.

Beaten: 1
Bought: 0

Score: 1

Next up, Super Metroid and VLR!
Super Metroid down. What a fucking awesome classic, every minute of it still holds up today
except the grapple beam. Screw that thing. And that final Mode 7'd lego shot of your ship. Even back in the day that looked bad.

Best 30 cents I spent all last year, thanks Nintendo.

Beaten: 2
Bought: 0

Score: 2

Next up, VLR and Valkyria Chronicles!
 

RagingAvatar

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Pukuripo Village
Bought in 2014: 5
Beaten in 2014: 4
Score: -3

Bought:
Peggle 2
Ninja Gaiden Black
Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS import)
Diablo III (360)
Halo Anniversary (360)
Soul Calibur 2 (360)
Titanfall (XBO)
Battleblock Theatre (360)

Beaten:
Halo 3: ODST (Heroic)
Battlefield 4 (Xbox One) (Campaign on Hard, over 25 hours of MP - still enjoying it though!)
Dead Rising 3 (Finished Campaign - S rank)
Brothers (Xbox 360) (Finished the story/first playthrough - that's enough for me.)

Currently Playing:
Halo Reach
Killer Instinct
Halo Spartan Assault
Forza 5

Question:
I got Skyrim and Forza 4 free in a bundle with my new 360. Do I have to count those? I have no intention of playing Forza 4 (I have Forza 5) and I already own Skyrim on PC.

EDIT:
Beat Brothers
 

archnemesis

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Question:
I got Skyrim and Forza 4 free in a bundle with my new 360. Do I have to count those? I have no intention of playing Forza 4 (I have Forza 5) and I already own Skyrim on PC.
Nope. Skip them if you have no intention of ever playing them.

Edit: Well, you could technically count Forza 4 if you wanted to since it's a different game. It's up to you to decide.
 

Brashnir

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Nope. Skip them if you have no intention of ever playing them.

Edit: Well, you could technically count Forza 4 if you wanted to since it's a different game. It's up to you to decide.
Agreed. It's up to you.

As far as I'm concerned, the best answer to just about all grey-area questions in this thread is, "whatever makes you feel better about your backlog." The entire intent of the original Backlog Blitz thread was using it as a means to feel positive about working on my backlog, and to help examine my buying habits. Counting a "free" game that you have no intention of playing against yourself seems counter-productive, so I wouldn't count it.
 

LiveFromKyoto

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Super Metroid down. What a fucking awesome classic, every minute of it still holds up today
except the grapple beam. Screw that thing. And that final Mode 7'd lego shot of your ship. Even back in the day that looked bad.

Best 30 cents I spent all last year, thanks Nintendo.

Beaten: 2
Bought: 0

Score: 2

Next up, VLR and Valkyria Chronicles!
Decided to keep it going on the Virtual Console tip instead, just beat Mega Man III. I gave up months ago at the Rock Monster, but managed to finally plow through today. He's actually easier in this one than the original.

Overall the game was tougher and better than I remember. I recall thinking it was kind of inferior to Mega Man II when it came out, but I like it much better 20 years later.

Doing well so far, I think I've already finished more games in 2014 than I did the first 5 months of 2013.

Beaten: 3
Bought: 0

Score: 3

Next up...maybe I'll tackle Mega Man X. The Wii U Pro Controller kicks ass at these games.
 

Sendou

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Sure, I'm in. I'm trying to be active this year and actually update this throughout the year. Humble Bundle X did a number on my score already.

Bought in 2014: 11
Beaten in 2014: 7
Current Score: -3

My Backloggery
Refer to my post on "52 Games - 1 Year Challenge" thread for ramblings about the games I played.

Bought:

Dust: An Elysian Tail
Valdis Story: Abyssal City
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Reus
Papo & Yo
Starbound
HOARD
Strike Suit Zero
OlliOlli
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Inversion

Beaten:

Portal 2
Super Mario 3D World
Cook, Serve, Delicious!
Gone Home
Fez
Shin Megami Tensei IV
OlliOlli

Beaten but doesn't count towards total:

The Last of Us (borrowed)

Currently Playing:

Persona 4 Arena
NES Remix
Left 4 Dead 2
Valdis Story: Abyssal City
 

LiveFromKyoto

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Decided to keep it going on the Virtual Console tip instead, just beat Mega Man III. I gave up months ago at the Rock Monster, but managed to finally plow through today. He's actually easier in this one than the original.

Overall the game was tougher and better than I remember. I recall thinking it was kind of inferior to Mega Man II when it came out, but I like it much better 20 years later.

Doing well so far, I think I've already finished more games in 2014 than I did the first 5 months of 2013.

Beaten: 3
Bought: 0

Score: 3

Next up...maybe I'll tackle Mega Man X. The Wii U Pro Controller kicks ass at these games.
Okay, Mega Man X down. I had been stuck on that vertical tunnel on the first Sigma stage for a while. Back in the SNES days I didn't really appreciate this game, for whatever reason I considered it inferior to the main Mega Man series (really liked the original sprite, I consider it unassailable design). This game didn't click with me until I played the remake, Maverick Hunter, on PSP. That was utterly fantastic. The SNES version has aged really well too, though I don't remember the final boss being that insane. Was he toned down for MHX?

Anyway, this was just about flawlessly executed as an action game. Those controls are so responsive, just butta. Good times. It early makes me want to get MMX2, since that just hit VC but...must stay focused on the goal...backlog slaying!

2014

Beaten: 4
Bought: 0

Score: 4
 

JacksUsername

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1/12/14 Update
Backloggery

Bought in 2013: -1
Beat in 2013: +4
Current Score: +3

Bought
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Beaten:
  • Metro: Last Light
  • DuckTales Remastered
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 1
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
Currently Playing:
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
 

alekth

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Time for an update.

Bought in 2014: -3
Beat in 2014: +4
Score: +1

Bought:
  1. Serious Sam 3: BFE
  2. Unholy Heights
  3. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
Beaten:
  1. I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream
  2. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
  3. Cook, Serve, Delicious!
  4. Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Currently playing:
  • Borderlands
  • Saints Row 2
  • Resident Evil 5
 

Maklershed

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Jan 4, 2010
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Maklershed's Backloggery

Just beat Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Bought in 2014: 2
Games Beaten: 4
Current score: +2

Bought pre-2014: 42
Pre-2014 Games Beaten: 1

Beaten:
Uncharted Golden Abyss
Hotline Miami
God of War Ascension
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Currently Playing:
Guacamelee
Resistance 3
 

otakuderek

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Knocked Madden off the list. Won the Super Bowl and did the NFL Draft. Feels complete to me after getting most of the achievements. That will bring me even again. I also need to figure how I want to play third party games this generation: PS4 or Xbox One. Leaning PS4 due to the improved controller and better graphics, but most of my friends have Ones.

Bought in 2014: 1
Beaten in 2014: 1
Current Score: 0

Bought:
  • Ryse
Beaten:
  • Madden NFL 25

Currently Playing:
Forza 5
Call of Duty: Ghosts
NBA 2K14
Pokemon X
 

LiveFromKyoto

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Jul 19, 2006
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Okay, Mega Man X down. I had been stuck on that vertical tunnel on the first Sigma stage for a while. Back in the SNES days I didn't really appreciate this game, for whatever reason I considered it inferior to the main Mega Man series (really liked the original sprite, I consider it unassailable design). This game didn't click with me until I played the remake, Maverick Hunter, on PSP. That was utterly fantastic. The SNES version has aged really well too, though I don't remember the final boss being that insane. Was he toned down for MHX?

Anyway, this was just about flawlessly executed as an action game. Those controls are so responsive, just butta. Good times. It early makes me want to get MMX2, since that just hit VC but...must stay focused on the goal...backlog slaying!

2014

Beaten: 4
Bought: 0

Score: 4
Keeping going with the old school VC games (sometimes I wonder why I even bought a PS4), just finished Final Fight 3.

PROTIP: Haggar.

I've seen some people list this game as one of the best on the SNES. It's not bad, it adds more characters and some special command moves, but it doesn't have the atmosphere that the original Final Fight had, and the game just feels like one long straight hallway with almost no environmental interactivity. It only took me about 3 tries to beat the game, as well - if you know your way around old school beat 'em ups you'll have the AI dialed (such as it is) pretty quickly, even for the last boss. There was only one enemy in the game who gave me a really hard time, the stage 4 boss. But even he can be overpowered at the cost of a couple of lives.

Anyway, overall not a bad game, and a bit of a hidden curiosity from Capcom's back catalog as it showed up late in the SNES' lifespan (1996). It kind of makes me want to go back and play Final Fight 2 again but...I must persevere.

2014

Beaten: 5
Bought: 0

Score: 5
 

t hicks

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1/14/14 update
Backloggery

Bought in 2014:1
Beaten in 2014:2
Current Score:1

Bought:
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Beaten:
  • The Walking Dead: Season 1 (PS3)
  • Tearaway

Currently Playing:
  • Far Cry 3 (gamefly rental, plan on buying it soon)
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Knack
  • Super Mario 3D World
 

Devilgunman

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Update 1/14/14

Bought 11:

Far Cry Blood Dragon (PS3
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (PS3/PSV)
Puppeteer (PS3)
Rain (PS3)
Tales of Xillia (PS3)
Thomas Was Alone (PS3/PSV)
Killzone: Mercenary (PSV)
METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER (PSV)
PIXELJUNK MONSTERS: ULTIMATE HD (PSV)
Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (PS3/PSV)
Velocity Ultra Vita (PSV)

Beat: 1
-Gone Home
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Bought in 2014: 13
Beat in 2014: 1
Current Score: -12
Backloggery
 

esterk

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Dec 3, 2013
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I'll go ahead and do this, I really am sick of my huge backlog.

January 15th, 2014

Bought: 4

Beaten: 0

Score: -4

2014 Bought List: Tales of Xillia, Puppeteer, Killzone: Mercenary, Pixeljunk Monsters HD Ultimate

2014 Beaten List:

Backloggery

...and I'm off to a terrible start.
 

MadSexual

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Apr 10, 2013
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I would like to thank this thread for having a demonstrable positive influence on my buying habits just halfway through the first month. I've been on the fence about Strike Suit Zero for an entire year and just saw that it was added to the Humble Bundle. There are so many other good games in this particular batch that I almost caved. Then I thought of my score in this thread. That bundle would have reset me to zero or sent it to negatives, but I persevered. Thank you thread!
 

Dracandros

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It’s a bit early, but at least for now I’ll do another one in a few weeks. I will gladly provide feedback on anything I have finished or will finish.

Games bought this month (2)
Braid (PC)
Valdis Story (PC)

Games completed this month (2)
Golden Axe 3 (PS3)
Mario Kart DS (DS)

Games playing now (7)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 (360)
Etrian Odyssey 3: The Drowned City (DS)
Gradius 3 (PSP)
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GC)
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
You Don't Know Jack Vol. 6 (PC)

Possible next games to start (???)
Another RPG (leaning on Odin Sphere or Icewind Dale 1)
Sonic 1
Whatever my brother or friend wants to start with me (I haven’t got a clue)


Progress for January 15th: 0
Total score: 0


It’s hopefully going to be all positive from here on out. I won’t be getting anything from the PSN sale at least or from any other sale for a while.
 

FMbarbarian

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my backloggery
I've been steadily adding my backlog to my backloggery page with stealth adds. Im adding games I've bought starting this year with normal adds.

Bought in January 2014 (so far):
Strike Suit Infinity - 1
Killzone: Mercenary - 1

Beaten in January 2014 (so far):
Assassin's Creed 4 + 1
Injustice: Gods Among Us + 1
Persona 2: Innocent Sin + 1
Flower + 1

Total Score: + 2

Currently Playing

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures
Tearaway
Papers Please

I'm trying to limit the amount of games I play at one time. One AAA Console/PC game, one handheld game and one indie game. If I beat one I shuffle a new one into place. Looking for the next AAA game in by backlog to play. I'm stuck between The Witcher 2 and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.
 

LiveFromKyoto

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Beat Mega Man IV. Wow, that was way harder than the previous games in the series. The stuff after the robot masters was particularly brutal, having to do half the level again every time you died on the difficult bosses. it was also kinda charmless compared to previous entries, though some of the bosses were cool.

2014:

Beaten: 6
Bought: 0

Score: 6


I've been really good so far about not getting anything, but I think I'll need to get Bioshock Infinite off PS+, I haven't played it yet. Either way, good to see my backlog finally dropping a bit. Let's see how long I can keep this going for.
 

FluxWaveZ

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I think its minus, but in case the game didn't finish, and you return it, I guess the score is revoked.
I see. Most of the games I play are through renting, so I guess games I finish through rentals would get me a zero, haha.
 

esterk

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Probably set up something like if you keep it over X amount of days, it counts? Kind of an interesting gray area.
 
Mar 16, 2013
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Bought in 2014: 1
2014 Games Beaten: 0

Total Beaten in 2014: 1

Beaten:
Dishonored

Current Score: 0

Currently Playing:
- The Last of Us
- XCOM: Enemy Within