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Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:11 am

Here we go. I'm going to spend the next 12 months tackling this, hopefully saving a lot of money in the process.

Name: Beyond Good & Evil
Platform: Xbox 360 Games Store

Name: Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia
Platform: PS2

Name: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Platform: GameCube

Name: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Platform: GameCube

Name: Tales of Vesperia
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Valkyria Chronicles
Platform: PC

Name: Tales of Symphonia
Platform: PS3

Name: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
Platform: PS2

Name: Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica
Platform: PS2

Name: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Platform: DS

Name: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Platform: iPhone

Name: Fez
Platform: Xbox 360 Games Store

Name: Xenoblade Chronicles
Platform: Wii

Name: Dust: An Elysian Tail
Platform: Xbox 360 Games Store

Name: Fable III
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Deadly Premonition
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
Platform: 3DS

Name: Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Platform: DS

Name: Sleeping Dogs
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Mass Effect 3
Platform: PC

Name: LittleBigPlanet 2
Platform: PS3

Name: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Platform: 3DS

Name: Tales of Xillia
Platform: PS3


Name: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Platform: 3DS

Name: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Platform: PSP

Name: The Walking Dead
Platform: iPad

Name: The Wolf Among Us
Platform: iPad

Name: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Platform: 3DS

Name: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Platform: PS2

Name: Dishonored
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
Platform: 3DS

Name: The Last Express
Platform: iPhone

Name: Tales of Graces F
Platform: PS3

Name: Fire Emblem: Awakening
Platform: 3DS

Name: Rune Factory 4
Platform: 3DS

Name: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
Platform: iPad

Name: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD
Platform: iPad

Name: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
Platform: 3DS

Name: Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: New Super Mario Bros. 2
Platform: 3DS

Name: The Walking Dead: Season Two
Platform: iPad

Name: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
Platform: 3DS

Name: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Platform: 3DS

Name: Papers, Please
Platform: PC

Name: Shovel Knight
Platform: 3DS eShop

Name: SteamWorld Dig
Platform: 3DS eShop

Name: Fantasy Life
Platform: 3DS

Name: Bravely Default
Platform: 3DS

Name: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Platform: 3DS

Name: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
Platform: PS2

Name: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
Platform: 3DS

Name: Far Cry 4
Platform: Xbox 360


Name: Assassin's Creed: Rogue
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Bully: Scholarship Edition
Platform: Xbox 360


Name: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Platform: GameCube

Name: The Longest Journey
Platform: iPad

Name: Final Fantasy X HD
Platform: PS3

Name: Final Fantasy X-2 HD
Platform: PS3

Name: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Platform: 3DS

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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:14 am

UPDATE 1

OK I cheated a bit and started Bully a week ago. Just finished the final mission. Not going to bother with the extras. It's one of the oldest games on my list and a terrible port job if I'm honest. It has a good sense of humour, but when you strip down GTA open-worlding to schoolboy antics it was all a bit repetitive in the end.
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by not just souLLy now » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:46 pm

I really should do the same, I've got a pile of untouched games that are begging for attention, but to chime in with some unsolicited thoughts on your pile:

- I wholeheartedly recommend you jump on Fez as a priority as it's easily in my top 3 things of that generation.
- If you want one you can clear quickly, MGS: GZ is brief but satisfying, especially if you don't bother with all of the extras.
- Shovel Knight is also really good and doesn't outstay it's welcome.
- New Super Mario Bros 2 I would put on the low priority pile, it's really shit.
- Mario & Luigi Dream Team is a real grind, it drags early on and never really gets better, it also looks pretty hideous.
- If you're considering ever getting a Wii U, maybe wait on Wind Waker, the HD remake fixes almost all of the failings of the game and it is utterly gorgeous. The SD version gets to be a bit of a ball ache towards the end and the photo collecting game is way less fun.
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by BlueCrab » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:17 pm

Specially Cork wrote:Name: Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia
Platform: PS2

Name: Tales of Vesperia
Platform: Xbox 360

Name: Tales of Symphonia
Platform: PS3

Name: Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica
Platform: PS2
I can say that I enjoyed all of these very much myself (although, I haven't finished ToS on the PS3, I have played through it several times on the Gamecube).

One warning about Ar tonelico II... There's a pretty nasty bug with one boss near the end of the game in the US and European releases. You have to finish the boss off before it uses a certain move, or the game will crash when it does so. There are patches out there to fix the bug if you have a hard drive in your PS2 though (and have the means to run Open PS2 Loader or something of that sort).

Also, If you enjoy the first two Ar tonelico games, I do recommend you pick up the third one for the PS3 as well (and the new sorta related game Ar nosurge also). Of course, that would be a bit contrary to the purpose of this list to suggest new games, but whatever. 8-)
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by DaMadFiddler » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:30 pm

not just souLLy now wrote:Shovel Knight is also really good and doesn't outstay it's welcome.
Shovel Knight is my favorite single-player game of 2014.

It's also 33% off in the eShop right now, for both Wii U and 3DS ($10, usually $15)
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by Specially Cork » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:01 am

Alright, to save myself from burning through all the short games really quickly then having the obvious dredge through all the RPGs on there, I'm working through a couple of JRPGs now and will use a short game if/when I need a break.

I'm a few hours into both Tales of Xillia and Final Fantasy X so those are my two mains, with Shovel Knight and Ground Zeroes first up as the short ones.

Also, Dragon Quest VIII is an interesting experiment as I'm not playing the PS2 version, but rather the iPhone port. I know it's a very, very long adventure and I piss away a lot of my time with casual phone games so I'm going to keep diving into that instead when I'm out and about.

It's also worth noting I dip into Animal Crossing somewhat regularly, maintain a Final Fantasy XIV subscription, have a full-time job, a son, and a pregnant wife.

But, I'm not trying to race through this list as quickly as possible, I'm just spending my gametime on what I have over the next 12 months, with the end goal of saving a few hundred dollars and being able to put it toward something better.
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by DaMadFiddler » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:35 pm

We've got quite a bit of a backlog as well. Here's my list for what I want to get through this year*:

* indicates a game that was started but set aside before completion

1. Bayonetta (Wii U) - current project

2. *Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)

3. Lost in Shadow (Wii)

4. Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2)

5. *Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment (NES)

6. Metroid Prime 3 (Wii) - may lead to replaying the full Prime series

7. *Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3) - got 3/4 of the way through on my old PS3 before it died. Haven't had the heart to start over.

8. *Uncharted 2 (PS3)

9. *Retro City Rampage (3DS)

10. New Super Luigi U (Wii U)

11. *Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap (GBA)

12. *GunLord (Dreamcast)

13. *Pandora's Tower (Wii)

14. *Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)

Those are the ones I want to complete this year for sure. If I get through the list quickly enough, I'll add some more titles... but I'm not assuming I'll have time for more than about a game per month.
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by Eviltaco64X » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:56 pm

not just souLLy now wrote:- I wholeheartedly recommend you jump on Fez as a priority as it's easily in my top 3 things of that generation.
I can vouch for Fez. Brilliant art style, very atmospheric and peaceful. It is really a memorable game. Had it on X360 initially and currently have it for PC.
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by Specially Cork » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:14 pm

Yeah, most of my list probably isn't going to get touched this year, but I'm just being honest with myself. There's some games in that list that are very low priority. Even at an average of a game every 4 weeks (seems about right), there's over 5 years of gaming there. :o
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Post by I.M. Weasel » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:35 pm

That is a huge list! Your idea or playing a few lighter shorter games in the middle of the longer RPGs is brilliant.

My list for this year is:
Oregon trail (appleII ver)
Silent hill 1
Zelda Awakening
Survival Kids
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by Code-Red » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:19 pm

I really need to stop buying games and finish the ones I've got. Steam library is sitting at 350 games last I recall, only 60 of which I've beaten . Seems I've got more money than time.
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by Specially Cork » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:09 am

OK Checking In.

Good news, the only game I've bought so far this year is Majora's Mask, which I already made an exception for as I've been meaning to beat it for the last 15 years so whatever. Of course, I'm not aware of any other good games that have come out so far, but that might also be good news because I'm just not following gaming news and refuse to buy a new console.

I'm slowly working on Zelda alongside Pokemon Omega Ruby.

I'm done with Tales of Xillia. I didn't bother finishing the last 10% of it and watched the conclusion on Youtube. It's probably the dullest Tales game I've played gameplay wise plus I think I've just moved on from the series as it's all bit too anime for me now (I gave up all that a few years ago).

I finished the Far Cry 4 campaign. Loads of extras not done, but they don't interest me. I enjoyed it more than FC3 because I preferred the setting.

Final Fantasy X is still a work in progress. It's my favourite game of all time and I have no intention of just pushing through it.

Bad news...I've picked up a habit of wasting loads of time playing casual games on my iPhone. I stuck a PSP emulator and a copy of Persona 3 on there to try and remedy this.
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by Matisfaction » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:50 am

I started playing Twilight Princess (GC version) a few weeks ago in an attempt to whittle down my own backlog, fantastic game which I'm really enjoying. I'd even go as far as snapping up the rumored HD version on the Wii U and playing through it again.
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Post by Specially Cork » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:34 am

Curse you for bumping this!

Ermmm yeah...I bought a PS4 with Witcher 3, then Rocket League came out before I'd finished, then my wife bought me a load of back catalogue games for my birthday, then MGSV came out, then Uncharted Collection, Ass Creed, Tales of Xillia...

...then everyone started raving about Life is Strange so I picked that up, then someone pointed out Driveclub and all the DLC was $20 so I got that, and everyone at work started playing WWE2K16 so I got that too

At some point I picked up Last of Us Remastered and GTAV despite beating them both already.

...then I had some credit left over on my PSN account so got Spelunky.

...and Walking Dead Season 2 was free on PSN, so I picked up the first Season 2.

and why did I buy Dragon Quest Heroes? Who knows

Oh yeah and now I'm playing Fallout 4. Great.

So yeah total fucking fail. I've not come close to beating any of them.

I didn't buy anything else for my 3DS so I guess that's a plus? And I'm emulating stuff on my iPhone and getting through older games that way. I'm just about to beat Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by Matisfaction » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:14 am

I couldn't even imagine buying another system, I've still got a few Gamecube games to cross off my list :o

I seemed to be in a loop of Twilight Princess, NHL Hitz 2003 and Burnout 2, I then managed to clear Burnout 2 and dove straight into Burnout 3 for the xbox.
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Post by Specially Cork » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:29 am

Everyone in my office is a huge gamer and was raving about Witcher 3. I just couldn't resist anymore.

I like the idea of patient gaming, but getting caught up in the hype and being able to chat about the latest games with your mates or online is half the fun really.
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by Matisfaction » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:08 am

Twilight Princess - Complete!
Portal - Complete!
Naruto: Ninja Taisen 4 - Everything Unlocked
Tatsunoko vs Capcom - Everything Unlocked
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Post by not just souLLy now » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:57 pm

Just checked my playtime on Fallout 4.
80 hours.
Jesus Christ.
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Post by Matisfaction » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:58 pm

Picked up Paper Mario (N64), never played it before, been on it solid for the last two days.
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Re: Boney's Backlog - 2015

Post by DaMadFiddler » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:21 pm

Matisfaction wrote:Picked up Paper Mario (N64), never played it before, been on it solid for the last two days.
It's fun, but Thousand Year Door is better and more polished. The series seems to hit diminishing returns after that.
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