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

Onislash

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Jul 7, 2010
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Got Trigger Happy Havoc: Danganronpa, Ys: Memories of Celceta, Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Toukiden: Age of Demons and Sengoku Basara 4

January progress score: -3

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 5
Bought in 2014: 12
Current Score: -7

Bought this month:

Trigger Happy Havoc: Danganronpa
Ys: Memories of Celceta
Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Toukiden: Age of Demons
Sengoku Basara 4

Beaten this month:

Wild Arms 2

Playing:

Agarest Generations of War 2

Priorities:

Nothing right now
 

Shengar

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Jun 27, 2013
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Bought Toukiden, finish it in one week. It's very solid hunting action taht very similar to MH, yet managed to differentiate itself. So many stuff to do for a first generation hunting action game. If anyone own a Vita and like MH, they should try this out.

Bought Trine 2 in last week deal from GOG. Also grab Dungeon Keeper but I don't count it toward backlog since it's old and free.

Still need to finish Nier soon.

Bought in 2014: 4
Beaten in 2014: 6
Current Score: 2

Bought in January:
Bravely Default (Pre-order)

Beaten in January:
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Tearaway
Ys: Memories of Celceta

Beaten in February
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Pokemon X
Toukiden+1

Bought in February
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Toukiden -1
Trine 2 -1

Currently on my Backlog: Too many to show

Currently Playing:
Nier
Wonderful 101
Jeanne D'arc
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
 

marcincz

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Sep 16, 2013
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Today morning I've beaten Contrast on PS4. I got it free from PS+ so I don't count it. IMO average game with interesting shadow elements.

Bought in 2014: 1
1. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)

Beat in 2014: 2
1. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (X360)
2. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
3. Contrast (PS4) - free Plus

Current Score: +1

Currently Playing:
Killzone: Shadowfall - multi (PS4)
Splinter Cell: Blacklist(PS3)
 

UpperCaseN

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Aug 21, 2006
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Virtue's Last Reward is beat. I'm still sorting out my feelings on it. As I beat it last night I did not like the ending at all, but kept thinking about it last night when I went to bed and was the first thing I thought of when I woke up. It was good but I think it fell into the trap that all sequels do where everything has to be bigger and crazier. Also 999 trained me on how to think so almost all of the mystery explanations crossed my mind early on. Still, it was good and my paranoia of getting hit with the save corrupting glitch did not happen.

Ha! I beat VLR and now my score is ZERO

Beat (+4):
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

Bought (-4):
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

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

Backlog is now at 4.

http://backloggery.com/gryphter

I might go through Bastion, Brothers, and then just read comics so that I can start South Park on day 1 when it releases. Either that or Saints Row 4 which will probably take me longer than South Park's release date, so I'll be trying to cram it in. Would rather not
 

Mister Chippy

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Aug 6, 2013
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Bought:

Hate+
Monaco
The Swapper
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Broken Age
The Witcher
The Witcher 2
Card City Nights
Guacamelee (doesn't really count since I already bought and beat it last year, but I'll take any excuse to replay it)

Beaten:
Broken Age

Will not beat due to not liking:
The Witcher (dat combat system, loving the second game though)

Also, I'm gonna completely ignore my backlog from last year. It's rather large...
 

Onislash

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Jul 7, 2010
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Beat Suikoden and Got Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

January progress score: -3

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 6
Bought in 2014: 13
Current Score: -7

Bought this month:

Trigger Happy Havoc: Danganronpa
Ys: Memories of Celceta
Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Toukiden: Age of Demons
Sengoku Basara 4
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Beaten this month:

Suikoden
Wild Arms 2

Playing:

Hexyz Force
Shin Gundam Musou

Priorities:

Nothing
 

Schmitty

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Did pretty well in February so far. Took Hotline Miami off my list as it really didn't click with me. I bought and beat ME3 this month so February was a damage-free month.

Score for 2014: 3
Games Bought: Mass Effect 3, Shadow of Colossus/Ico
Games Beaten: GR: Shadow Wars, SM3DW, Mass Effect 3, Hotline Miami, Dark Souls

I'm going to focus on getting my 360 backlog finished. Next in line is Alpha Protocol.
 

UpperCaseN

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Aug 21, 2006
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is beat. It was good, nothing to write home about, though.

Current score is +1

Beat (+5):
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

Bought (-4):
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

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

Bastion is next. After that, nothing until South Park.
 

JacksUsername

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May 23, 2007
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I am Jack's complete lack of chronological awareness.

(Nice progress, btw!)
Haha, pretty much and thanks!

02/23/14 Update
Backloggery

Updating now, since I really doubt I'll beat any more games by the end of the month, and with deadlines looming at work, I probably won't have time to update. I've also included Thief, since I've already redeemed my code and have it pre-loaded on Steam.

Bought in 2014: -6
Beat in 2014: +14
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)
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
Currently Playing:
  • Bravely Default
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
 

dosh

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Jan 28, 2012
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My Backloggery

Bought in 2014: 0

Beaten in 2014: 4
  • Guacamelee
  • Gone Home
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Assassin's Creed IV : Black Flag
Current Score: 4

Currently Playing:
Nothing, I have to pick a game from my backlog.
 

bequietdrive

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May 22, 2012
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Bought in 2014: 3
DK: Tropical Freeze
Dark Souls
MGS: Rising
Beat in 2014: 0
Current Score: -3

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 realise how many unfinished games you have until you list them..
 

HellBlazer

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Oct 14, 2013
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I'll post the full damage at the end of the month, but god damn, Humble Bundle, way to fuck up my progress. :/
 

Onislash

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Jul 7, 2010
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Got Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

January progress score: -3
February progress score: -9

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 6
Bought in 2014: 15
Current Score: -9

Bought this month:

Trigger Happy Havoc: Danganronpa
Ys: Memories of Celceta
Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Toukiden: Age of Demons
Sengoku Basara 4
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Tales of Symphonia
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Beaten this month:

Suikoden
Wild Arms 2

Playing:

Hexyz Force
Shin Gundam Musou

Priorities:

Finally completing Shin Gundam Musou
 

UpperCaseN

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Aug 21, 2006
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Bastion is beat. Game was rad. Oozing with personality and coolness. I'm very tempted to buy a PS4 for Transistor. PC not an option for me.

Current score is +2

Beat (+6):
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

Bought (-4):
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

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

Backlog is now at 2.

http://backloggery.com/gryphter

Keeping my plate clear until South Park, so I've got a few days off. I've been slowly reading Fables so I'll probably do more of that until then.
 

Brashnir

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Finished Binding of Isaac tonight. I had bought this game years ago, and spent one night playing it, and was really disappointed by the lack of controller support, so I put it down. Patrick Klepek's new feature of the game on Giant Bomb gave me a push to give the game a second shot.

I still wish it had native controller support, since even when using a controller-to-keyboard application, it feels a little stiff and uncomfortable. That said, it's perfectly playable once you get enough time in the game to adjust,

Maybe it's just because I suck at the game, but it seems to me that the game is super-dependent on getting a good set of drops early on, or avoiding the more difficult rooms and bosses. (Fuck Gurdy - seriously. I did manage to beat her/it once, but that fight is about 90 times harder than all the other standard bosses) Sure, you learn how to overcome certain enemies more efficiently as you play more, and player skill is still a significant factor, but it seems to be more of a crapshoot than most other random-seed games I've played.

I do like the game, and I intend to keep playing it to get to the true ending or whatever, but I feel like it could have been a little better with more balanced items.

Score = 3/5


Bought in 2014: 1

  • Broken Age

Finished in 2014: 4

  • 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

Backlog Blitz 2014 Score: +3
 

Zhao_Yun

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Sep 24, 2013
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February Update

Man, Persona 4 Golden is such an amazing game but it's so long!

Bought in 2014: 9
Beat in 2014: 3
Current Score: -6

Bought:
Ys Origin (PC)
Tearaway (Vita)
Suikoden V (PS2)
Onimusha 2 (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)


Beaten:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
Radiant Historia (NDS)
Muramasa Rebirth (Vita)

Currently Playing:
Persona 4: Golden (Vita)
 

HellBlazer

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Oct 14, 2013
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Finished Binding of Isaac tonight.
Hm, do you mean you beat mom in the depths once...? 'Cause yeah, there's massively more content than that in the game. :) I got 86 hours on it and I'm not close to having done everything. Though for now I'm waiting for the remake to come out before starting up on it again.
 

Brashnir

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Hm, do you mean you beat mom in the depths once...? 'Cause yeah, there's massively more content than that in the game. :) I got 86 hours on it and I'm not close to having done everything. Though for now I'm waiting for the remake to come out before starting up on it again.
Yes. Thread rules are to reach the credits, so that's why I added it. I played a few more rounds since then, and realize there's a lot more stuff to go. I doubt I'll get anywhere near 86 hours though. It's already wearing thin on me after 8.
 

R_thanatos

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February ( Update )

Bought in 2014: 5
-Pokemon Y
-FF13 lightning returns
-Toukiden
-Idolmaster 2
-Tales of symphonia Chronicles (doesnot count since it's an HD collection and i know this game already )

2014 Games Beaten
: 0

Total Beaten in 2014: 3
Beaten:
-Need for speed Rivals
-kickbeat
-ACreed Black Flag

Currently Playing:
-Muramasa rebirth
-The guided fate paradox
-FF13 lightning returns
-FF14ARR
-Toukiden
-Dynasty warior next
-Idolmaster 2

Current Total score : -2

March is going to be such a hard month too.
 

Kimaka

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Apr 9, 2011
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Backloggery

Current Score: 5

Bought: 2
(02/14) The Movies
(02/05) Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

Rebought and/or Previously Finished: 3
(02/14) The Sims: Hot Date, The Sims: Vacation
(01/03) Pikmin

Beaten: 7
(02/21) Dear Esther
(02/10) Gone Home
(02/05) The Wolf Among Us
(02/03) The Stanley Parable
(01/16) Broken Age - Act 1
(01/09) Journey
(01/06) Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer

Currently Playing:
Fallout 1
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Heavy Rain

I was incredibly disappointed in Gone Home and Dear Esther. I kept hearing about how innovative and emotional they were but they did nothing for me. Gone Home was intriguing at the beginning but it became dull once I figured out where the sister's story was heading. Since I didn't understand or care about some of the 90s things you can interact with (I was a child then), I was just moving in a linear fashion until the next audio log. If the sister's story was more like the parents where you have to rummage through the house and put the clues together, I would have liked it more.

I disliked Dear Esther even more than Gone Home. All I could do was look at the pretty scenery and travel to the next audio log. I thought I would be able to explore the island and find hidden paths that would lead to parts of the story, not given it. I know the audio changes when you start a new game but there is no way I'm going to do that. I wasn't invested or intrigued by the world enough to want to move slowly through it again. Figuring out the story doesn't seem possible anyway. The narrator was clearly unreliable and the true account of what happened did not seem discoverable. The story is just however you interpret it. Though, I don't regret playing it because it had a great soundtrack.
 

HellBlazer

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Yes. Thread rules are to reach the credits, so that's why I added it. I played a few more rounds since then, and realize there's a lot more stuff to go. I doubt I'll get anywhere near 86 hours though. It's already wearing thin on me after 8.
Sure, sure. I wasn't saying that you shouldn't count it as +1, just that there's a lot more content there if you're so inclined. :)
 

archnemesis

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backloggery.com
I picked up an iPad this month and that got me downloading a bunch of new games. Next month I'll return to my old backlog.



Added the following games to the backlog:
February -9
• Flappy Bird*
• The Room
• Bejeweled Blitz*
• Might & Magic: Duel of Champions*
• The Room Two
• Final Fantasy All the Bravest*
• Banished
• Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos*
• Sorcery!

Completed:
February +9
• Might & Magic X: Legacy
• Flappy Bird
• Don't Starve
• The Room
• Bejeweled Blitz
• The Room Two
• Might & Magic: Duel of Champions
• Final Fantasy All the Bravest
• Banished

* - free
† - "free" from Playstation Plus

Previous months
• January

Backloggery (359 games in backlog)
 

BinaryPork2737

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End of February Update:

Purchased in February: 9


  1. Pokémon Trading Card Game (GBC) 2/5
  2. Bravely Default (3DS) 2/7
  3. Liberation Maiden (3DS) 2/14
  4. The Starship Damrey (3DS) 2/14
  5. 7 Grand Steps, Step 1 - What Ancients Begat (PC) 2/15
  6. Long Live the Queen (PC) 2/15
  7. Weapon Shop de Omasse (3DS) 2/20
  8. Retro City Rampage DX (3DS) 2/20
  9. One Way Heroics (PC) 2/28

Finished in February: 4


  1. Hotline Miami (PC) 2/2
  2. Pokémon Trading Card Game (GBC) 2/7
  3. 7 Grand Steps, Step 1 - What Ancients Begat (PC) 2/16
  4. Weapon Shop de Omasse (3DS) 2/28

Monthly Score for February: -5

Monthly Score for January: 0
Overall 2014 Score: -5

Well, I knew this was going to happen. Thanks to a mixture of family life and classes, I'm beginning to lag behind a little. Of the games I beat this month, Hotline Miami is the best, and has one of my favorite OSTs ever now. The Pokémon Trading Card Game is okay, but the final section was surprisingly challenging, and bullshit. 7 Grand Steps and Weapon Shop are both kinda bland and dull. Hopefully I'll break into the positive range, for March at least, next month, but I kinda doubt it. The only games I'll be buying for sure are Shovel Knight and SMT I on iOS, my first iOS game in a long time.

Updated Original Post
 

The_Dude

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Aug 23, 2006
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End of February update

I had a (very) small list of games I was allowing myself to get this year and am doing well with sticking by it. The problem is getting time to actually play and finish the games I already have.

Bought in 2014: 3
Finished in 2014: 3
Current Score: 0

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Bought in February: 2
Finished in February: 2
February Score: 0

Bought:
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Finished:
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Yoshi's Island DS
 

gaiages

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Mar 22, 2013
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End of February Update! (2/28)

Bought in 2014:

January (4)

Two Brothers
DemiKids: Dark Version
Chibi-Robo
Might & Magic X: Legacy

February (5)

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2
Bravely Default
Metroid Prime
DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Panic
Weapon Shop de Omasse

Beaten in 2014:

January (4)

Tales of Destiny
Hector Episode 2: Senseless Acts of Justice
New Super Mario Bros. U
Drakengard

February (1)

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2

Score:
January -4/+4 = 0
February -5/+1 = -4
TOTAL -4

Other Notes:
Pre-ordered games: Steins;Gate | Drakengard 3
Currently Playing: Bravely Default | Ys: Memories of Celceta | Weapon Shop de Omasse
Does not count: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (upgrade from Wii VC to Wii U VC; previously beat) | One Way Heroics (upgrade to Steam)

Nothing really happened this month, but I'm participating in a marathon where I try and beat 20 games in the month, so I should be getting back in the positives then :)
 

flkraven

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Jul 26, 2013
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Update: 2/28/14

I was doing so well this month...then the XBL sale happened :(

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

Bought in 2014: 12
Beat in 2014: 14
Current Score: +2

Score by Month
January: +4
February: -2

Bought in Feb:
  • Bit.Trip Presents Runner2
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Rock Band Blitz
  • WWE All Stars
  • Skyrim
  • The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 1
  • Rock Band Unplugged
  • Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?
Beaten in Feb:
  • Dishonored
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
  • NCAA Football 2010
  • Halo 3
  • Crackdown
  • Prince of Persia
My Summary of Beaten Games

Currently Playing:
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
 

Onislash

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Jul 7, 2010
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Beat Hexyz Force

January progress score: -3
February progress score: -9

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 7
Bought in 2014: 15
Current Score: -8

Bought this month:

None

Beaten this month:

Hexyz Force

Playing:

Shin Gundam Musou

Priorities:

Finally completing Shin Gundam Musou
 

marcincz

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Sep 16, 2013
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Little update. I was in local Tesco and couldn't resist. They had Black (PS2) new, seal and not platinum so...

Bought in 2014: 2
1. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
2. Black (PS2)

Beat in 2014: 2
1. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (X360)
2. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
3. Contrast (PS4) - free Plus

Current Score: 0

Currently Playing:
Killzone: Shadowfall - multi (PS4)
Splinter Cell: Blacklist(PS3)[/QUOTE]
 

Slashlen

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Sep 9, 2013
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Ok, this isn't going well. I started Tales of Xillia, and I'm most of the way through that. The good news is Xillia is the last of the pile of games I got for Christmas last year. Problem is I picked up 5 games. No plans to pick up anything other than Second Son this month, but that means nothing. Continual slide into backlog oblivion.

3/1/14 Update

Bought in 2014: 16
Beat in 2014: 6
Current Score: -10

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

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

Freebies:
11 PS+ games(Jan-Feb).
0 PS+ games(Mar so far).
Pid
Thief Gold

Currently Playing:
Tales of Xillia
Dokuro
 

TheBigG753

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Aug 4, 2011
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February Update:

Backloggery

Still slow-going, but at least it wasn't another negative month...

Bought (-1):
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
Beaten (+2):
  • Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
  • To The Moon (PC)
Currently Playing:
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
Backlog Priorities:
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (360)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Wii U)
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (360)
  • Hitman Contracts (360)
  • Far Cry 3 (360)
Bought in 2014: 7
Beat in 2014: 3
Current Score: -4
 

Jive Turkey

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I beat a bunch of games, but as usual there were several nice bundles this month, pushing me into negative territory...again.

February: 7

Guacamelee! (02/05) - What an amazing game. I'm usually pretty wary of exclusives (timed or otherwise) hyped up by Playstation fans as they tend to only disappoint me but this game was outstanding. The best mix of platforming and melee fighting in a game I've ever played. The platforming challenges leading to a couple of the orbs were fantastic. My only complaint would be that there weren't enough common Spanish words in a game where it clearly would have fit. For example: Do you want to quit? Si/No.

Toki Tori (02/08) - I have no idea why it took me so long to finally beat this game. I loved what I played of it back in 2010 or so. I only had the last level to beat too! Still, very fun little puzzle game.

Shelter (02/11) - Eh. I'm generally not one for the "experience" type art game, mainly because they tend to be all art and no game. At least Shelter had some more game elements in it that most of its ilk. Still, horrid textures and poor pathing from the cubs made this a little more of a chore to play.

Mass Effect 3 (02/17) - Surprisingly enough, this game didn't murder all those I love while forcing me to watch. I made sure to play the vanilla ending to see how bad it really was (so bad, so very very bad) before loading the free DLC ending. I'm actually more upset about the forced multiplayer than the shitty ending.

Dust: An Elysian Tail (02/21) - I really shouldn't have played this so soon after Guacamelee. While the game wasn't bad, when played in such close proximity to another game which did everything so much better, it's hard not to be a little disappointed. I have a feeling I'll have to replay this in a year or so with a cleansed palate.

Stealth Bastard (02/25) - What a fantastic little puzzle platformer! I really enjoy how the game is only as hard as you want it to be. Just want to see the end? No problem. Want to S rank everything? Good luck with that!

Cubetractor (02/28) - Talk about a buzzer beater! My achievement for beating this is timestamped at 11:58 pm. I can't help but feel this game could have been so much better. It has a bunch of great ideas but dodgy controls and frustrating level design really hold it back. Oh well.

Bought in 2014: 45

1953 - KGB Unleashed
99 Levels to Hell
ÆRENA - Clash of Champions
Anomaly: Korea
Antichamber

BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Cubetractor
Deadpool
Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten
Dungeon Hearts
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Earth 2105: Escape From the Blue Planet
Earth 2150: Lost Souls
Earth 2150: The Moon Project
Ethan: Meteor Hunter

Fortix 2
Grimm
Hitman
Hitman 2
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
Infected: The Twin Vaccine
Iron Sky: Invasion

Joe Danger 2: The Movie
L.A. Noire
Legend of Grimrock
Lume
Max Payne 3
Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
Naval Warfare

Papo & Yo
Port Royale 3
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe
Stealth Bastard
Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

Strike Suit Zero
Surgeon Simulator 2013
The Swapper
Thief

Toki Tori 2+
Tropico 4
Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge

Valdis Story: Abysal City
Velvet Assassin
Windowsill
The Witcher 2

Beaten in 2014: 14
Total: -31

Yeah... So let's see how much farther I can go in the hole in March!
 

mrpookles

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End of February update. Went on a holiday mid-month and have been very busy outside of that, so it's been my quietest gaming month in a long time. Still, I was able to beat Crysis 3 and finish off Killzone: SF in the month.

Bought in 2014: 7
Beaten in 2014: 6
Current Score: -1

Beaten:
Assassin's Creed 4 (PC)
Gone Home (PC)
Final Fantasy 7 (PC)
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Crysis 3 (PC)

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)

Currently playing:
Nothing. Can't decide what to play next.
 

almostheathen

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Bought in 2014: 94
Beaten in 2014: 10
Current Score: - 84


Feburary:

Bought: 61
1.Archon Classic
2.Blockland
3.Hero of the Kingdom
4.Influx
5.Light of Altair
6.Lily Looking Through
7.Mutant Mudds Deluxe (double-dip PC)
8.Loot Hero
9.Siege of Inaolia
10.Hippocampal
11.Air Control
12. Sim City 4
13.Grimm
14.IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
15.Infected The Twin Vaccine
16.Redshirt
17.Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe
18.The Body Changer
19.Ultionus:A Tale of Petty Revenge
20.Analogue: A Hate Story
21.Bionic Dues
22.Syberia II
23.Airship Dragoon
24.Telepath RPG: Servants of God
25.Dungeon Keeper 2
26.Alpha Centauri
27.Realms of Arkania – Complete Classic Trilogy
28.Jets'n'Guns Gold
29.Avadon 2: The Corruption
30.3089 – Futuristic Action RPG
31.Universe Sandbox
32.3079 – Block Action RPG
33.Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual
34.Cargo Commander
35.Insecticide
36.Kung Fu Strike
37.Legendary
38.Roogoo
39.Antichamber
40.Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
41.The Swapper
42.Savant - Ascent
43.Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes
44.Orion Dino Horde
45.Drive To Hell
46.Heroes of a Broken Land
47.Magicians & Looters
48.Paper DUngeons
49.Savage:The Shard of Gosen
50.Spice Road
51.Trace Vector
52.Monster Challenge Circus
53.Aeroporter
54.The Starship Damrey
55.Beast Boxing
56.Finding Teddy
57.Sang-Froid Tales of Werewolves
58.PixelJunk Shooter
59.Dynamite Jack
60.Interstellat Marines
61.Persona 4 Arena

Beaten: 5
Witch & Hero
Uncharted 3
D&D: Chronicles of Mystara
Rogue Legacy
10000000

Super Bundle overload this month, 61 games in a month is a new record for me. On the bright side 95% of them are cheap bundle fodder that overall did not cost much. Doing good as far as completing games go 10/52.

Currently playing:
Unchained Blades
Avadon 2: The Corruption
Bioshock Infinite
Persona 4 Arena
 

ActStriker

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End of February update. Brother added to my backlog, while I slowed down on Bravely Default.:x

My Backloggery

Beaten in Feb 2014: 2
Bought in Feb 2014: 4

Beaten in 2014: 2
Bought in 2014: 7

Beaten:
Final Fantasy VIII
Mario Tennis GBC

Bought:
Mario Tennis GBC
Initial D: Extreme Stage
Gyakuten Saiban 4
Bravely Default
Danganronpa
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles

Score: -5

Currently Playing:
Bravely Default
Final Fantasy IX
 

BarrenMind

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Dec 8, 2008
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Backloggery

January Post (-3)

Current Score: (-6)

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

Gravity Rush (PS Vita) - PS Plus game so I'm not counting it on my backlog. I remember nearly hating the game around chapter 7. So glad I stuck with it. I guess I didn't end up caring much about the story or characters, but those mechanics are so much fun. I don't want to get around a game world any other way now. Can't wait for the sequel.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (PS Vita) - Exactly what I hoped it would be from the brief descriptions I read before renting this. Another sequel I'm very excited for.

Bought in February 2014 (-4):

Strider (PS4)
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS4)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Steam)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)

Finished in February 2014 (1):

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 (Steam) - Yea, for some reason I slogged through all 75 work orders this game threw at me. I really don't know why.

Currently Playing:

Strider (PS4) - About 35% through. I'm liking it but can't seem to have very long sessions with it.
Final Fantasy XIV Beta (PS4) - Got to level 9. I'm very surprised how much I like it. In a couple of months I could see myself starting up on PC, maybe getting a PS4 copy as well.
Outlast (PS4) - I'm such a wuss with games like these. I made it to the crazy doctor and I'm not sure I'll go back to it.
Thief (PS4) - Finished Chapter 2. Just renting it and, while I'm enjoying it for the most part, I'm about to send it back. No time for it.
The Binding of Isaac (Steam) - Scoops inspired me to give this a try again. FAQ in hand I've almost made it to Mom a couple of times. Probably will call it done if I manage to beat her, yes even knowing there are several other bosses after her.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Steam) - On the way to get my Chaos powers back. Really like the look of the game so far. No big complaints yet really.
 

vall03

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I'm starting this year much better compared to previous years. Only bought two games. ZombiU was bought last year but just arrived last month. I haven't played the game that much since I'm really struggling playing console games right now with a tight work schedule. As a big fan of FFV, I really really love Bravely Default, awesome battle system, great music, gorgeous art and that simple FF story about Crystals, and I couldn't ask for more from this new FF-like game. I beat it yesterday though so I guess it would count as beaten on March.

Also beat FFIX last month and I really love it. Its now favorite out of the PS1 FF games. So far, the game felt like FFIV for to me with each character having a set class along with the story progression.

For now, I barely have anything to play tbh, I have ZombiU but I can barely play it at all on my free time. I'm wondering if I will still have time for Atelier Escha&Logy when it releases next week.

Feb: -2
ZombiU
Bravely Default

Feb: +1
Final Fantasy IX

Jan: +1
Feb: -1

Bought: -4
Finished: +4

Total: 0
 

Het_Nkik

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February Update

Bought in February: 12
Beat in February: 3
February Score: -9

Beaten in February:
  • Picross 2
  • Kersploosh!
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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

2014 Total So Far

Bought in 2014: 43
Beat in 2014: 10
2014 Score: -34

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

Hm. HM. I honestly thought I did worse in February, which is surprising considering how bad I did. I kept dropping games and then getting obsessed with Donkey Kong.
 

HellBlazer

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February update

Acquired this month (-9)

Shadowrun: Dragonfall (Kickstarted)
Dungeon Keeper (GOG freebie)
Antichamber (Humble Bundle)
Monaco (Humble Bundle)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Humble Bundle)
The Swapper (Humble Bundle)
Guacamelee (Humble Bundle)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS Plus)
Mega Man Anniversary Collection (No excuse)

I also got Beatbuddy and Starseed Pilgrim from the Bundle, and Lunar Flight as a gift from a friend who had an extra key, but I'm not counting them on the backlog just yet because I'm reserving judgment as to whether they're games I'll really want to finish or not.

Completed this month (+7)

Mark of the Ninja
Thomas Was Alone
Deus Ex
Sam & Max episode 106
The Swapper
Guacamelee
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

February total: -2
January: +4

2014 running total: +2


Hey, still in the positive for the year. Didn't think that would be the case. Those Bundles are backlog kryptonite.

On a related note, for episodic games, should each episode count as +1? In this case, Sam & Max 106 is the end of the season so it would count either way, but just asking for future reference.
 

Jive Turkey

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On a related note, for episodic games, should each episode count as +1? In this case, Sam & Max 106 is the end of the season so it would count either way, but just asking for future reference.
I personally count the season, not individual episodes.
 

Jive Turkey

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I count each episode separately. The end result will be the same though.
If you just count the season it won't be equal (as in Sam & Max Season One is counted as 1 not 6). Since each episode is like 1/5 a full game it feels a little like cheating counting that as a full game.

Unless you mean counting Season One as a -1 as opposed to a -6 until you beat it...
 

archnemesis

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I haven't played the new Sam & Max games but with The Walking Dead and Tales of Monkey Island I counted the seasons as -5 (-1 for each episode) and then I got a +1 whenever I completed an episode. In the end both methods will result in a net ±0 when you complete the season.
 

alekth

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February update

Bought in 2014: 11 (+8)
Beaten in 2014: 10 (+6)
Score: -1 (Curse you, Humble Bundle!)

Bought:
  1. Serious Sam 3: BFE
  2. Unholy Heights
  3. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
  4. Cthulhu Saves the World
  5. Breath of Death VII
  6. Pid (free)
  7. Dust: An Elysian Tail
  8. The Swapper
  9. Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
  10. Starseed Pilgrim
  11. Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians
  12. ORION: Dino Horde
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
  5. Borderlands
  6. Sam and Max Save the World (aka Season 1)
  7. Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
  8. Portal
  9. Resident Evil 5
  10. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Currently playing:
  • Tales of Graces f
  • Trine 2
  • Red Dead Redemption
 

Onislash

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Jul 7, 2010
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Beaten Sengoku Basara 4

January progress score: -3
February progress score: -9

My backloggery

Beaten in 2014: 8
Bought in 2014: 15
Current Score: -7

Bought this month:

None

Beaten this month:

Hexyz Force
Sengoku Basara 4

Playing:

Ys Memories of Celceta

Priorities:

Nothing
 

honorless

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backloggery | previous post
Strikethroughs indicate games that count as ±0 for whatever reason. (Free, double-dip, not actually "beatable", etc.)

February (-7)

Bought
01 - Multilytheus
07 - Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge
07 - American McGee's Grimm
07 - Redshirt
07 - Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe
09 - Volt: A Battery On the Loose
09 - Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender
09 - 10,000,000
13 - Costume Quest
20 - Dust: An Elysian Tail
21 - Ikaruga
25 - Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians

Beat
01 - KAMI (100%)
04 - Velocity Ultra (100%)
06 - Liberation Maiden (100%)

Bought: 28
Beat: 5
Score: -23

Notes
Pleased with finally 100%ing Liberation Maiden. After that I dove headfirst into hobbies that have nothing to do with video games (...and the playthrough of Brothers I was thinking about got torpedoed when our PS3 shit the bed). I'll be trying to find a better balance for March.
 

Dracandros

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Feb 5, 2013
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January Progress: 1


Games bought this month (1)
Super Swing Golf Season 2 (Wii)

Games completed this month (2)
Etrian Odyssey 3: The Drowned City (DS) (2/??) (For all of the time I was spending with my first and second party...I may still retire my first party and I'll put it back on the list if I do, but this game is really something for a dungeon crawler. I posted my thoughts earlier on this forum somewhere, but EO3 is so much fun.)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (3/1) (After playing it through twice, I wasn't that impressed with it compared to some other Metroid games I've played but it was still really fun. I know I'll play it through at least one more time down the road though.)


Games removing from list (1)
Gradius 3 (PSP)


Games playing (6)
Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (360)
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 (360)
Halo 4 (360)
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GC)
Sonic 1 (PS3)
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)

Possible next games to start (2)
Might and Magic I
Alpha Centauri


Progress for February: 1
Total score: 2

I don't think I'm going to reach my "deal with 20 games" goal for the year. Once the new Smash Bros. game comes out and I get a Wii U around Black Friday I don't think I'm going to play anything else so with nine months to go it doesn't look good.
 

Lombax

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Lombax's Backloggery

Bought in 2014: 2
- Bravely Default
- Banner Saga [However I traded a DOTA 2 sword for my copy]

2014 Games Beaten: 0

Total Beaten in 2014: 0

Beaten:
None

Currently Playing:
Bravely Default