Holiday season backlog-a-thon!

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by sikkinixx, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

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    Most of us (lucky ones anyway) will have some time off in the next few weeks from work/school and won't spend every waking moment with some family member we only see once a year and have to pretend we wanna hang out with them even though really we just want some ****ing turkey and eggnog then go home and enjoy our time away from our everyday prisons.

    Moreover, the release season is pretty much done (Persona 4 this week :D) so we can all reflect on the games we haven't played much of, or wanna play.

    So let's hear it. What is on the holiday 'wanna-finally-play' list?

    I'm currently chugging through the last ~20 hours or so left in Persona 3 before I even un-shrinkwrap P4. Then gotta finish (or start...) Fallout 3, Dead Space, BF:BC, LBP, MGS4, Gears 2, Fable 2, Valkryia Chronicles and Chrono Trigger DS... I won't make it through half but it's nice to have goals :p
     
  2. Dagless Suspended

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    I'll probably work my way through this bunch of chimps.

    DS Kirby Superstar Saga, get a load more new Pokemans in Pearl
    PSPTales of Eternia, both Tomb Raiders, LocoRoco 2, Star Ocean
    PC San Andreas and maybe bits of my Steam collection I haven't played much of (id and Unreal packs), maybe Fallout 3 if my iMac will run it well enough.
    Wii Metroid Prime 3, might go for 100%ing Galaxy, more Brawl with added people home from uni.
    GBA this year I will beat Advance Wars.
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Well I'm actually on the 2nd leg of my vacation this week(I have 3 weeks vacation...yayy!) I'm trying to finish up

    Prince of Persia
    Dead Space
    Fallout 3
    Little Big Planet
    Grears of war
    VC

    Games I've finished but multiplayer needs to be addressed

    Resistance 2
    Mirror's Edge(time trials)
    SOCOM: Confrontation



    Bless
     
  4. Chone macrumors 65816

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    On the PC I have to finish (that I have an interest in doing so ;):

    A Vampyre Story (awesome point n click adventure game in a style similar to CMI, check it out)
    Bionic Commando Rearmed
    Call of Duty World at War
    Dead Space
    Fallout 3
    Far Cry 2
    Heroes 5
    Psychonauts (I'm not liking it enough despite the hype though :eek:)
    Prince of Persia (not bought yet)

    On the PS3:
    Metal Gear Solid 4
    LittleBigPlanet
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    On the DS:
    Castlevania Order of Ecclesia (I really want to beat Albus hard mode)
    Trauma Center 2

    I have a LOT on my plate, not to mention I also want Tools of Destruction and Uncharted but I'm probably going to hold off on buying them until I clear my backlog of games but I have very little time to do so :D, so no more games for me for the moment, just Prince of Persia and then I'm not buying anything else until I finish the rest.
     
  5. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

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    Games I haven't finished:

    - GTA4
    - Quest For Booty
    - Little Big Planet
    - Silent Hill Homecoming
    - Orange Box
    - Far Cry 2
    - Pixeljunk Eden

    Games I have barely touched:

    - Burnout Paradise
    - Dead Space
    - Bioshock
    - Pixeljunk Monsters

    Guess I won't be getting bored anytime soon....
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Do you know what I was thinking about this very thing..

    Since October I have bought a slew of titles and have yet to finish any of them really.

    TombRaider : Underworld
    Little Big Planet
    Fallout 3
    Fable 2
    Viva Pinata 2
    Banjo Kazooie
    Gears of War 2
    Call of Duty 5
    Motorstorm 2
    Dead Space
    Resistance 2
    Far Cry 2
    Mirrors Edge

    and they are just the ones I remember off the top of my head !! :eek:

    edit...

    I forgot to include prince of persia, alone in the dark:inferno, and valkyrie chronicles ....
     
  7. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I don't get the whole backlog thing with games, I just don't understand why people buy games when they are heavily into another one at the moment. Is it really that important to have a game at "launch"? Would it be the worst thing to wait a few months until you actually have time to play. I bet most of you could save a ton of money if you just rented games as it seems you don't invest enough time to warrant the full price of purchase. I just find it crazy when people say "I haven't even unwrapped this game yet". That is $50-$60 just sitting there. It's not that I couldn't afford to buy all the games I want, I just think it gets very expensive to buy every game I want to try, most really don't equate to $60 worth of fun/time.

    But to each their own :).
     
  8. Dagless Suspended

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    I'm the same, I normally just play games that I really like and when I get bored I'll go out and buy the games I missed, which have normally dropped heavily in price.
     
  9. sikkinixx thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ^

    I pre-order a lot of games online, whether it be from amazon or dell or whatever and usually get them for $10-15 off retail because I'm ordering them ahead of time (ie. Fable II was $40, Fallout 3 was $35, Gears 2 was $45, VC was $55) so if I KNOW I am gonna buy it anyways I just order it even if I won't get to it for a while. Plus I got Dead Space, Battlefield and C&C for free which is even better :p

    And I can't rent games... it just drives me nuts for some reason. I like the collection, I like that it's mine and I can play it whenever I want so if I don't touch it for a month who cares? I can pick it up again later. And besides, if I had only rented all the SNES/Genesis games I own from years past, I wouldn't have them to play now.
     
  10. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    Oh this thread is great!

    My list looks a lot like the ones above mine:

    Just finished:
    Dead Space (360)
    Gears 2 (360)

    Currently playing:
    Fallout 3 (PC)
    COD:WaW (PC)

    On deck:
    Prince of Persia (360)
    Mirror's Edge (360)
    Left 4 Dead (Not sure, 360 or PS3, what do you think?)
     
  11. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    What a great, GREAT game. That last level was HARD!
     
  12. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I'm a collector of games...I've been doing it since NES. I've never rented a game in my life because all of the titles I have now are games I'm truly interested in and would go back for a pick up anytime. I've said this in another thread but I don't play one game at a time(unless its horror/adventure)...I get bored easily and I like to mix it up as much as possible.

    The way I see it is I get the game now and wouldn't have to worry about looking for it later...take for example Folklore...I procrastinated so much that when I was ready to buy it I couldn't find it and had to wait weeks to get it and I hate waiting on things I want NOW;) I account things like this in my monthly budget so its no skin off my back.



    Bless
     
  13. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Need to finish:
    Heroes of Might and Magic 5 (Mac)
    Umbrella Chronicles (Wii)
    Orange Box (PS3)
    Bionic Commando Rearmed (PS3)
    PixelJunk Monsters (PS3)
    Metal Slug Anthology (Wii)
    Tons of Wii Virtual Console and WiiWare Games...including Mega Man 9
    Mortal Kombat Deception and Armageddon (though, I'll probably never finish them...the quests are too tedious and boring)

    Need to start:
    Fallout 3 (PS3)
    Transformers (Wii)

    I'm not buying any more games until I finish at least a few of the above games. Though, I do have 2 games on my Chrismas list which I'll probably receive....
     
  14. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

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    I've been slowly finishing a lot of Wii games, but still have some left and many more to just unlock stuff, not to mention all the DS games that are backed up:

    Wii
    BWii - I really, really want to finally beat this
    Boom Blox - Got caught up in multiplayer and never did much in single
    Geometry Wars
    Guitar Hero 3 - Finally beat all of Hard
    MarioKart Wii - unlock all karts/bikes
    Mario Strikers Chargerd - unlock Petey
    Smash Bros Brawl - Few more stages to unlock
    Trauma Center - never got very far

    DS (sigh)
    Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
    Bomberman Land
    Contra 4 - on at least medium difficulty
    Hotel Dusk
    Lost in Blue - (I know)
    Metroid Prime: Hunters
    Polarium
    Puzzle Quest



    Too bad I've got too much going on that I will probably, if I'm lucky, only get through BWii, and maybe Advance Wars.
     
  15. Dagless Suspended

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    Ah! Forgot I've still got a few vehicles left to unlock in MK and got a whole load of Strikers to still play through - haven't touched the single player at all. We just use it for multiplayer.
     
  16. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    MacRumorUser's games go directly from the store shelf or warehouse shelf to his shelf. :)

    @Chone,
    I played the demo for Vampyre Story and enjoyed it, but its puzzle was WEIRD. I'm glad you mentioned it, because I had forgot about it. I would have bought it the first day, but since the US release was delayed, it slipped my mind.

    Psychonauts is a game I've never played more than a few minutes, but I've owned for years now -- I'd actually like to play it on the Wii. When Lucas Arts made the switch to full 3D keyboard movement with MI4 and Grim Fandango, they lost me. I completed MI4, but it's an experience I never want to repeat -- unlike the first 3(Especially the first 2.).


    Anyways;
    DS:
    Hotel Dusk
    Castlevania:OoE


    Wii:
    Okami
    Harvey Birdman
    Super Mario Galaxy :eek:
    Zelda TP. O.O


    PC:
    The Witcher Enhanced
    Mass Effect
    Fallout 3


    Games I wish to burn:
    BioShock... >=)
     
  17. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Sadly you don't know how right you are :p :( :eek:
     
  18. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    I just took a wild guess. :eek:

    All of my recent games have ended up on the floor, since I have no shelf space.
     
  19. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

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    I forbid myself to buy any more games until Resident Evil 5 comes out.


    ....except maybe Street Fighter 4.....aw crap.
     
  20. sikkinixx thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I really wanna try The Witcher. It looks really cool and there is alot of buzz about it... but I'm scared to get sucked into yet another RPG :eek:

    And I forgot to add Yakuza 1 & 2...
     
  21. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I have waaaaaay too many games to start and/or complete:

    PS3: GTA IV, MGS4, Pure, Ratchet and Clank ToD AND QfB, Mirror's Edge, LBP, Wipeout HD, Uncharted, Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia

    Wii: Mario Kart, Twilight Princess, Okami, Super Mario Galaxy

    I'm sure that's just scratching the surface, too.:eek:
     
  22. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I have to add to my "want to buy list"

    Left 4 dead....I don't have anyone to play with:(
    WoW:WOTLK....I've always been interested in it but never got into it.
    The World Ends With You
    World of Goo
     
  23. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Technically, I should add:

    Mario Kart Wii - There are a few bikes I still need.
    Smash Bros Brawl - Characters and Stages still to unlock.
    Rogue Leader:(GameCube) - most of the game...I didn't get very far.
    There are plenty of other GameCube games that I didn't finish and likely never will at this point....
     
  24. takao macrumors 68040

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    i have so many games to finish i have barley bought any new games this year and those mostly were PC budget games (silent hunter 4 + add on, civ 4 add ons)
    i think i haven't finished a single console game since years .. i always loose attention on one game and then when i come back i have to start all over again (at least with typical single player games)

    because of this i only bought GH:WT this year for my Wii

    looks like i'm simply not the story kind guy anymore simply and prefer open strategy + party games with instead ... getting old i guess

    edit: for the game list during the holidays i'll continue my campaigns in
    Luminous Arc 2
    Disgaea
    Tom Clancy lala War strategy thing
    Advance Wars Dark Conflict
    Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (130 hours and counting)

    and strategy/tactic games on the PC
    + GH and some other party games on the Wii
     
  25. Dohbrain macrumors newbie

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    Wii Woes and PS3 Problems....

    Since I recently sold my Wii and my PS3 still hasn't arrived I have all the PS3 games I own to start.

    I find myself staring at my GTA IV for minutes simply because I have no console to play it on.

    To Start:
    • LBP
    • FarCry 2
    • Mirror's Edge
    • GTA IV
    • Assassin's Creed

    I quite like my starting line up, only wish I could play it now.
     

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