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No new games in 2019, unfinished backlog only

ROMhack

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DunDunDunpachi DunDunDunpachi As a suggestion for next year, may I suggest putting in an award for beating one game from your backlog per month. The best aspect of this for me has been the emphasis on not forgetting to complete them, as opposed to the strict not buying of new ones :)
 
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I mostly played backlog this year. Played only The Walking Dead The Final Season and Modern Warfare campaign of this year's games.
 
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Yoshi Yoshi christ you've been busy! How's Team Sonic Racing btw? I absolutely loved Sonic & Allstars Racing Transformed, a truly fabulous karting game.
I also loved Transformed. Team Sonic Racing is slightly worse, but still a great (and - again - surprisingly challenging) arcade racer game. I bought it full price at launch and thought it was well worth the price already (I am about half way through)
 
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I'm giving some serious thought into doing this next year. There are a few games coming out next year I'm definitely getting though (Final Fantasy VII Remake, Xenoblade Definitive Edition) and will probably be buying 1-2 new consoles also.

But I just picked up about a dozen PS4 games on Black Friday sale so I imagine these would last me at least a couple of months alone, not to mention a huge backlog of games I'm really interested in and haven't gotten to yet.
 
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Only backlog for me in 2020.
Just drop Unity of Command 2 (PC 2019), very good wargame but the second to last scenario got my patience.

I'm trying to finish Octopath Traveler (Switch 2018) in chapter 3 for each character, its so long!
 
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hariseldon

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I fell off the wagon and bought Sekiro and The Council (thanks Kadayi Kadayi for the recommendation ages ago). Really enjoying the combat in Sekiro and the setting is intriguing. The Council also looks fun - early days but it seems to scratch a similar itch mechanically to Disco Elysium though I've not got far enough in to judge whether the writing is on the same level.
 
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Yoshi

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Progress was super slow, but I have one more game finished: Golden Sun. It is significantly worse than I would have thought, I also like it less than Golden Sun 3, but it still was good enough to play through it. The battle system is surprisingly excellent, but the puzzles are finnicky, without being really challenging and the pacing in the latter half is abysmal.

Best one so far: Poi Explorer Edition
Worst one so far: American McGee's Alice

Finished:
Ratchet & Clank 2
Ratchet & Clank 3
Ratchet & Clank Size Matters
Pac-Man World
Spyro Enter the Dragonfly
Tak Guardians of Gross
Pac-Man World 2
Poi Explorer Edition
Jersey Devil
Sly Cooper (4) Thieves in Time
Toy Story 2
American McGee's Alice
Alice: Madness Returns
Spyro: A Hero's Tail
Sly Raccoon
Blinx The Time Sweeper
Pac-Man World 3
Ty 2
Voodoo Vince
Blinx 2 Masters of Time and Space
Scaler
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
Mad Dash Racing
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2
Sly 2
Akuji The Heartless
Tak (3) The Great Juju Challenge DS
Sly 3
Mushroom Men
Space Chimps
FreezeMe
Final Fantasy VI Advance
Yoshi's Crafted World
Axiom Verge
Regina & Mac
Golden Sun


Currently playing:
Golden Sun 2
Earthworm Jim 3D
Team Sonic Racing
 

PengTiki

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Oh dear. I couldn't resist. Bought games from GOG, Steam, Playstation, and I'm taking all of Epics freebies. Didn't spend that much but, yeah, I probably could have waited. New Year resolution incoming. Looking forward to this thread next year. Got a lot of backlog to chat about.
 

hariseldon

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Didn’t do bad this year - this thread is probably responsible for my best gaming year in decades. Bought a few things in December and will aim to play 2020 in the same way I played 2019.
 

DunDunDunpachi

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New thread, friends.

 

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Year End update I guess.

My challenge of beating all 3 Dark Souls games failed miserably. Somewhat in part to two xbox controllers dying on me this year (unrelated to the difficulty of said games) and just a general lack of interest in gaming, period, due to some mental health issues. Now that I've gotten those issues (mostly) under control, the only games I'm interested in playing are things where I can see progress in a 20-30 minute burst of playing. So it's been city builders, 4x games and mostly Hearthstone Battlegrounds for the last few weeks.

Best part about doing this challenge this year is that I've learned that my tastes in games has changed a lot. Many of the games I bought that are sitting on my back log are games that I'm not interested in playing and only bought to try and recapture some nostalgia of better times of playing similar games when I was younger. I'm at the point where I'm not even sure if I'm going to buy Cyberpunk since I have no interest in games that have many of the elements Cyberpunk seems to contain.

Maybe I'll join you all in 2020 maybe not. All i know is that between things like Stellaris, Civ 5/6 and Cities: Skylines I'm probably good for a good long while.
 

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Thank you, everyone who contributed to the 2019 thread and made it an entertaining read. Twelve pages ain't bad at all.

Feel free to reflect and share your thoughts on 2019 here or in the other thread.

I had a good 2019 and I did indeed stick to the challenge, with the exception of trying out RingFit Adventure which was a gift that I wanted to play at Christmas w my family.

I felt like I played a ton of games this year but I didn't necessarily complete a higher number of games this year. Still, I loved grabbing lesser-played games from my shelf and giving them some time instead of counting down the days to the next new release. I also culled some games from my wishlist and narrowed my focus for 2020, so I think the challenge encourages one to play and replay instead of buying a bunch of new stuff. DDP Daioujou was easily my most-played game this year, over 400 hours invested in 2019. Diablo 3 would be second place, with 300 hours this year alone.

Sekiro was the most difficult game to resist. You can bet it's one of the first games I'm playing in 2020.
 
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Kenpachii

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Just get a addicted wow player or league of legends + fortnite player and it won't be much of a issue.
 

peter42O

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I played and completed 6 games and 1 expansion in 2019 that were in my backlog -

- Battle Chasers Nightwar (8.0/10)
- Darksiders III (8.5/10)
- Detroit: Become Human (8.0/10)
- Nier Automata (8.5/10)
- Spider Man: The City That Never Sleeps expansion (8.0/10)
- Vampyr (8.5/10)
- Yakuza Kiwami 2 (8.5/10)

That's in addition to the 20 games that were released in 2019 that I played and completed. Going into 2020, I only have 2 games in my backlog - Ratchet & Clank from 2016 and Red Dead Redemption 2 from 2018 which im starting on Thursday since it will be vacation time.

Have been tempted to buy Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Yakuza 6 and add them to my backlog but im 50/50 on them. I have until the 5th to decide if I want to add three more games to my backlog or just say screw it, backlog is 100% done. LMAO.

I give huge props for those who only played and completed their backlogged games. I could never do that and even if I did, my backlog is never big enough to where I would have no time for new games. If I only played backlogged games in 2019, I would have a 20 game 2019 backlog list going into 2020 based on the 20 games that I completed. I can definitely say that a few of those 20 games would have been eliminated completely if that was the case.

My ultimate goal is to be backlog free once next gen consoles get released in less than 11 months from now.
 
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