Holiday season backlog-a-thon!

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

  1. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
    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 macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    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


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    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

    Games I've finished but multiplayer needs to be addressed

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

  4. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    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
    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

    Apr 5, 2005
    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 Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    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:


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


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    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 macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    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


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!

    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


    Aug 9, 2006
    Boston, MA
    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


    Dec 29, 2004
    The Wood of Spots, NJ

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


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    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.

  13. Antares macrumors 68000


    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

    Ja Di ksw

    Apr 9, 2003
    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:

    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
    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 macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    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


    Jul 6, 2004
    In a cup of orange juice.
    MacRumorUser's games go directly from the store shelf or warehouse shelf to his shelf. :)

    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.).

    Hotel Dusk

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

    The Witcher Enhanced
    Mass Effect
    Fallout 3

    Games I wish to burn:
    BioShock... >=)
  17. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Sadly you don't know how right you are :p :( :eek:
  18. JackAxe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2004
    In a cup of orange juice.
    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

    Apr 5, 2005
    I forbid myself to buy any more games until Resident Evil 5 comes out.

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


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
    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


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    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


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    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


    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


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    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
    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


    Apr 18, 2008
    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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