Tackle the backlog - 12 in 12 2019



  • MY GOAL

    Play at least 12 backlog games in 2019.

    Ideally, play at least one game per month.

    I aspire to complete my entire platinum backlog.

    MY BACKLOG

    • Resident Evil 2 (PS1, replay) FINISHED 01/19
    • Resident Evil 4 (PS4)
    • Resident Evil 5 (PS4)
    • Yakuza Kiwami 2 (finish it) FINISHED 02/19
    • Valkyria Chronicles (PS4)
    • Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
    • Kingdom Hearts 1 (PS4)
    • Kingdom Hearts 2 (PS4)
    • Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
    • Final Fantasy VI (SNES) - started 01/19
    • Super Mario RPG (SNES)
    • Super Metroid (SNES)
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
    • Undertale (Switch) FINISHED 03/19
    • Pokemon Let's Go Eevee (Switch) - started and QUIT
    • Hitman 2 (PC)
    • Divinity Original Sin II: Definitive Edition (PC)
    • Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) - started and QUIT
    • Titanfall 2 - FINISHED 02/19
    • Hollow Knight
    • Vampire: The Masquerade
    • The Witness
    • Deus Ex
    • Half Life Source
    • Half Life 2
    • Gothic II
    • Mirror's Edge Catalyst

    PLATINUM BACKLOG

    • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
    • The Last of Us: Remastered
    • Nier Automata

    Good luck everybody! Let's all motive one another. Like a fitness class but instead of losing weight and quitting drinking, we're sitting more and showering less. I need a sponsor.



  • I'm going to try to put some serious work in on my backlog.
    Just throwing 12 random games up, each with varying degrees of completion
    Spiderman (on final mission, plan on getting platinum too)
    Far Cry 4
    Ni no Kuni 2
    Gravity Rush 2
    Rise of the Tomb Raider (on final mission. probably won't plat as that requires playing the dumb survival mode I give zero fucks about)
    Life is Strange: Before the Storm
    Digimon Story Cyberslueth
    Assassins Creed Unity
    Ghost Recon Wildlands
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy
    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
    Yakuza Zero



  • Fun idea!

    Here's what I'll try to tackle, in no particular order:

    • Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4): That's a long one but I'm the mood for it right now, it will probably be the next one I try out after I'm done with Spider-Man.
    • Prey (PS4): That one's right up my alley but I stopped after about 2 hours, I should pick it up again.
    • Bloodborne (PS4): I know, shame on me. I tried to get into it a couple times but it's way too obscure. Not really a game I can casually pick up once in a while, I'll have to dive in deep and there's always another game I want to play more. But I'll try again.
    • Resident Evil HD Remaster (PS4)
    • Hollow Knight
    • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
    • Mega Man X6
    • Mega Man X7
    • Mega Man X8
    • Luigi's Mansion
    • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
    • The Wonderful 101 (Wii U): Never got around to playing it even though I bought it at launch, it's finally time to dive into it before the inevitable Switch port or sequel.

    Completed backlog games not in the original target 12:

    • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
    • Okami HD
    • Affordable Space Adventures
    • The Witness
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Cuphead
    • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
    • Overcooked!


  • @axel I probably should have put The Wonderful 101 on my list now that I see it, from what I played of it I just remember it having such a god awful UI that it turned me of the game but it did have some cool ideas I want to look more into.



  • @bard91 Yeah when I started playing it back in the day I was very confused by all the game mechanics but with online guides available now it should be manageable.



  • Oddworld Stranger’s WrathDon't want to finish
    Dangonronpa 2
    Canis Canim Edit
    Sonic Mania
    Fist of the North StarDon't want to finish
    Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
    Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7
    Castlevania Rondo of BloodDon't want to finish
    Castlevania Symphony of the Night
    Tetris Effect
    Astro Bot
    Shenmue 2
    BONUS: Valkyria Chronicles 4



  • @iboshow Have you never played SotN before?
    Sometimes I wish I could erase my memories of a game just to experience it for the first time again. SotN is one of those games.



  • @el-shmiablo The only Castlevania games I have played is the 3DS game that was ported to PS3 and the demo for Lords of Shadows.



  • @bard91 Say I end up playing a backlog game that I had not included in my original list, can it still count towards the 12?



  • @axel I don't see why not, it's pretty free form really in fact I've seen people doing 24 and even 64 lists, so really it works however best fits for you.

    I personally only went with 12 and mostly thoughts of some games that I've meant to play for a while but simply kept on the wayside, so really something to remind me and push me on those, I'm sure I'll play other stuff from my backlog and I'll probably consider it in my list when it is all said and done.



  • Beat the first game on my list, the very short and just ok Pony Island.

    The game is fine it's very similar to what I've seen in other games, and not done flawlessly to my mind so even by the end of its just two hours I felt kinda done with the game, still fun to go through it.

    I'm also nearing the last chapter of Trails in the Sky so I'm hoping to finish that up relatively soon to move to Prey on my list, though I will likely also dive into Trails in the Sky SC right away too.



  • Got through Life is Strange. Boy, what a ride. Whew. Need a good breather after that one.

    I also decided to put my Uncharted 4 photo mode tour playthrough on my backlog. I want to go through the big games (RDR2, DQXI) first, to clear up my schedule for this year. I don't think i'm gonna buy any other backlog games for this year so it's my last addition.



  • Nice. I'll try to do this.

    Horizon Zero Dawn - Started
    Assassin's Creed Origins
    The Walking Dead Season 2
    Tomb Raider
    Yakuza Kiwami
    Just Cause 3
    What Remains of Edith Finch
    Dante's Inferno
    The Saboteur
    Alan Wake
    Halo 4
    Halo 5

    I could count Spider-Man since I bought that on Black Friday and didn't start it until January, but I've already completed it so I won't count it... for now. :P



  • Was tough to get it down to 12 and will be even tougher to get anywhere near finishing all 12 but here goes.

    Red Dead Redemption GOTY Edition
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    3D Dot Game Heroes
    Saints Row the Third
    Bloodborne
    Puppeteer
    America McGee's Alice / Madness Returns
    Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
    Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
    Persona Q
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    SOTN and Red Dead are currently in progress and I see myself finishing both. Tropical Freeze is on hold but will likely slide back into my rotation soon enough. I doubt I'll get to any of the others BUT this Prime 4 delay has definitely opened things up a bit.



  • Just finished Horizon: Zero Dawn. I agree with the overall sentiment on the game. All in all, about an 8.0 - 8.5, but the combat and world building / story ending is fantastic. With better side characters and a more living world, and a few other smaller issues resolved, Horizon 2 has potential to become a 10.

    Happy to have the spoiler mode to go back and watch.

    Of course the EZA studio is brand new right now, but I realized that it'll be fun months and years from now to have old garage-era spoiler modes (and frame trap discussions) left to come back to whenever more backlog games are completed and we've all gotten used to the studio era EZA. :)



  • We'll see how I feel after I play a but while travelling this weekend but I might give up on Pokemon Let's Go. It really isn't challenging, the animations are bad, and it doesn't really change a whole lot. I'm kinda just running the motions and not loving it anymore. Might cut my losses and move onto another game in the backlog.



  • Took another game in my list, Trails in the Sky 9/10

    definitively the most daunting in my list, the bad side is that now I want to play all the other games in the TitS and Crossbell series and it has become a race against time with ToCS 3 coming out this year, so not good for my backlog but I'll see how it goes.

    As for TitS I do at least need to say. MY GOD DO I LOVE ESTELLE, AND TITA!

    Anyhow I hope I'll be starting Prey soon which I had said would be the next I would tackle, as I'm downloading TitS 2.

    Lisa
    Pony Island 7/10
    West of Loathing
    Alan Wake
    Prey
    Alice Madness Returns
    D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die
    Deadly Premonition
    Grim Fandango
    Mark of the Ninja
    Trails in the Sky 9/10
    The Silver Case



  • I bought a bunch of games the other day, and since my list is one game short i'm adding one of them here, i don't think I'll be playing it anytime soon anyway.

    Okami HD
    HZD The Frozen Wilds (previously Darksiders II)
    Persona 4
    Shenmue II
    Thumper
    Kingdom Come Deliverance
    Nier Automata
    Hollow Knight
    Life is Strange
    Wasteland 2
    Uncharted 4 (5th playthrough, because why not)
    Life is Strange: Before the Storm

    I want to get one of these games crossed out soon, might be between Okami HD and Darksiders II since i already started playing them a bit.



  • You know what, I'm going to cross out Darksiders II. It's really fun the first two hours, but after that I'm just bored to tears. It's the same situation for me with the first Darksiders, and i can't point out why exactly. Going to replace it with HZD The Frozen Wilds.



  • I can't believe it, I actually beat one!

    Red Dead Redemption GOTY Edition
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    3D Dot Game Heroes
    Saints Row the Third
    Puppeteer
    America McGee's Alice / Madness Returns
    Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
    Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
    Persona Q
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    I feel like 199% is enough but, knowing myself, I will probably go back to clean that up this week.