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Old 01-02-2014, 03:56 AM
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Here's the latest attempt at slaying the monster known as Backlog.

The Games I've Finished
Alan Wake: American Nightmare
Batman: Arkham Knight
Battlefield 3
BioShock Infinite DLC
-Burial at Sea Part One
-Burial at Sea Part Two
Bleed
Borderlands 2 DLC
-Headhunter Packs (1-5)
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! DLC
-Season Pass
Braid
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 Uprising
Crysis 2: Maximum Edition
Dead Effect
Dead Space 3 DLC
-Awakened
Doom 3 DLC
-Resurrection of Evil
Dragon Age 2 DLC
-Legacy
Dream Pinball 3D
DuckTales: Remastered
Duke Nukem Forever SP DLC
-The Doctor Who Cloned Me
Escape Goat
Final Fantasy XIV
Fowl Space
Gone Home
Hotline: Miami
Life is Strange
Mark of the Ninja: Special Edition DLC
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Medal of Honor
Metro: Last Light
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Remember Me
Resident Evil 6
Saints Row IV (Part Two)
Saints Row IV SP DLC
-Enter The Dominatrix
-How the Saints Saved Christmas
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
Shadow Warrior
Tales From The Borderlands
The Crew
The Division
Ticket to Ride
Tomb Raider SP DLC
-Tomb of the Unknown Adventurer
Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

What's Left
Bejeweled 3
BioShock 2 DLC
-The Protector Trials
BioShock Infinite DLC
-Clash in the Clouds
Command and Conquer: Generals
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 DLC
-Uprising
Dex
Dragon Age 2 DLC
-The Exiled Prince
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Firewatch
FTL: Faster Than Light
Golden Axe
Hatoful Boyfriend
Hell Yeah!
Her Story
Jet Set Radio
Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut
Long Live The Queen
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Out There Somewhere
PAYDAY: The Heist
PAYDAY 2
Peggle
Penumbra: Overture
Penumbra: Requiem
Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Poker Night 2
Retro/Grade
Shadowrun Returns
Sim City 2000: Special Edition
Stick It To The Man!
Super House of Dead Ninjas
Symphony
The Long Dark
The Sims 2
The Sims 3
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
Thomas Was Alone
TrackMania2 Stadium
Trine 2
Ultima VII: The Complete Edition
Universe Sandbox
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom


Follow me as I attempt to kill these games, or (more likely) they kill me. Alternately, if you want to see how truly large the mountain is, head on over to my page on Backloggery.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:58 AM
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And because I think this time they deserve their own post, the Wishlist.

Want, but Don't Have
DOOM (2016)
Dragon Age: Inquisition GOTY
DubWars
Mirror's Edge: Catalyst
Need for Speed 2015/2016
P.A.M.E.L.A.
Prey
Rise of the Tomb Raider
SOMA
The Turing Test
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus


It's significantly shorter this time around as well, and let's hope it stays that way.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:16 AM
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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea, Part One
I liked seeing Rapture before it fell, though that part was all too brief. The rest is basically the player knowing what happens in BI, and waiting for the echo to re-assert itself here. That, uh.. doesn't happen. At least, not in the way you'd think. It's... well... kind of a big pile of whatthehell? at the end. I'm hoping Part Two clears things up a bit more, but man, the fucking leash is off this series. And I'm not sure it's in a good way.
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:29 AM
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DuckTales: Remastered
I never played the original back on the NES. Most of the "Disney Afternoon" games passed me by; the only one I actually managed to get my adolescent hands on was Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers. So playing this game was less about rekindling my childhood, and more about seeing if the game itself was any good.

What this iteration had going for it was that it was a "shot for shot" remake of the original, all the items would be in the same places, all the maps were the same, enemies, that sort of thing. What was added was updated graphics reminiscent of the cartoon, as well as spoken dialog from the original cartoon's castmembers, and both a tutorial and new final level. The new version also bothered with adding a story to the game, giving actual reasons why Scrooge would be in the various levels and how connected they are with one another and other side characters (and villains). And there's Achievements now, because why not.

Anyway, the game is a pretty straightforward side-scrolling platformer where you generally Never Stop Pogoing Ever (except the last level), and it's pretty fun. There definitely was some nostalgia there hearing the voices from the cartoon, but Scrooge was the one doing most of the talking, so if he wasn't your favorite character, then you didn't get much. Regardless though, I enjoyed playing it (unless I was getting frustrated with something specific like the endgame boss), but I think it works in limited doses better than trying to barrel through the game in one fell swoop.

So yeah, pick it up if you haven't yet, and if you have, play it already. And ignore the Achievements, those are silly.
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Mark of the Ninja: Special Edition DLC
This was pretty straight-forward; it's a prequel mission in the past where you play as Dosan. If you've played the main game, you're familiar with who Dosan is, if not, he's the ninja that gives the Protagonist his tattoos throughout the game. In this mission, Dosan is recounting the tale of how the Clan (through him) took back the temple where the tattoo ink plants grew. Story-wise, there's nothing much to it, but it's more of the same gameplay that makes MotN fun, so it's definitely worth picking up just for that. But wait, there's more!

The base game got some new abilities/tactics, and some developer commentary too, so it's absolutely worth grabbing.
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Tomb Raider: Tomb of the Unknown Adventurer
There's nothing really to this as far as expanding the game's story; no life-changing dialog or ancient artifacts to examine like in the rest of the game. It's not a bad little puzzle to figure out, and since there is an XP/Salvage reward, there is a reason to go there before the game is beaten (unlike what I did). I had hoped there'd be more to it than what we got, but I can't really complain.

And since it is really short, don't bother downloading/installing the game just for that one tomb. If you have the game already installed, that's cool, otherwise it can just wait until the next time you want to play the game itself. Which will inevitably happen because the base game is really damn good.
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There was a free weekend, so...

Saints Row IV
Imagine a world where you play a psychopath that leads a "popular" street gang. Now add Baseball Bat-sized Dildos, Zombies, Pony Carts, Wrestling, and Ace Ventura's mannerisms. That'd be Saints Row The Third. Now take all that... and add superpowers, aliens, and being the President. Then turn it up to 11. That's Saints Row IV.

I didn't get too far into the game (about half-way, I think) but it was all that and then some. It's more of the "same old, same old" as far as controlling areas, killing gangs, but the new approaches (uploading code, using superpowers) change it up enough to make it enjoyable all over again. Plus, we get the backstory and more development of characters that we've interacted with before, making them seem more like actual characters instead of cardboard cutouts of attractive destruction.

Obviously, I'll have more to say once I'm able to buy the game and complete it (as well as playing the DLC), but even now, I'd definitely recommend it.
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Alan Wake: American Nightmare
Don't know why I booted this up, it's basically more of the same, though it seems a bit more polished. Still not the kind of story I'm interested in, but if you liked the original, then I'm sure you'll like this one.
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It seems like January is DLC month.

Duke Nukem Forever: The Doctor Who Cloned Me DLC
Well, it's better than the base game, I'll give it that. The driving sections were better, the puzzles were better, the dialog was still pure Duke (with the dumb stuff said by other characters), and we even got to see some naked tits, because why not. As far as what was wrong with the game, some of the puzzles were kind of unnecessary (whoops, now you're shrunk to miniature size!), and Duke kept losing his weapons for no real reason between a couple of scenes.

It's a nice little diversion after what we got for DNF, and if you bought DNF, this is worth picking up (on sale!)... but if you don't own any of the current iteration, it's not worth the price unless you can grab the whole shebang for about $5.
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Ticket to Ride
It's the video game version of a board game. So there's not much to it aside from just sitting down and playing. You can either play against the computer or open up MP and play online versus other people. The object is to have more completed 'tickets' (which means more railways) to score points at the end of the game. It's fun, but more fun in a group, and I'd imagine that having people to play against in person (as in, playing the board game and not the video game) would make it much better.
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