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Title: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Aug 05, 2019, 08:19 PM
I have way too many games!

I'm going to use this thread to catalogue going through them. Feel free to share stuff related to your backlog too.

My major backlog games are Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Kingdom Hearts 3, Sekiro, Detroit, and AC Odyssey. What should I play first?


PS4:
Sekiro
Kingdom Hearts 3
Detroit
AC Odyssey
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Nioh
Persona 5
Monster Hunter World
What Remains of Edith Finch
Hitman
Titan Souls
Nova 111
Rain
Dead Space 3
Remember Me
Xcom 2
Spec Ops The Line
Absolver
Mad Max
Mighty Number 9
Ratchet and Clank
Bloodborne
Rime
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Just Cause 3
Until Dawn
ABZU
Tearaway Unfolded
LBP3
Zombi
Transistor
Rebel Galaxy
Tropico 5
Dead Star
Game of Thrones Telltale
Tales of the Borderlands
Dragon Age Inquisition
Control
Anthem
The Outer Worlds
Conan Exiles
SOMA
Ether One

PC:
Riven
Stephen's Sausage Roll
Parallax
The Turing Test
The Talos Principle DLC
Undertale
Anno 1800

Switch:
Mario+Rabbids

Vita:
Murasaki Baby
Dokuro
Machinarium
Freedom Wars
Helldivers

3DS:
Super Mario 3D Land

Wii:
Metroid Other M
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 05, 2019, 08:35 PM
Probably Detroit because it's short
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: nnodley on Aug 05, 2019, 10:21 PM
I mean odyssey is a massive time sink.  I've put over 100 hours into the base game and all the DLC.  So i'd run through some shorter games like Detroit first.

Fantastic game though
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 06, 2019, 12:16 PM
I'm currently playing DOOM again, trying to finish the campaign that is. Great game but a bit exhausting due to all the non stop action lol.
Finished 2 levels last night. Went to Hell and back!
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Aug 06, 2019, 05:15 PM
Oh I should play doom too!

Also I decided to include Vita and 3DS games into this mix. I'll integrate it into the game database at some point, but I've updated the OP with my full backlog.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 06, 2019, 08:21 PM
Oh I should play doom too!

Also I decided to include Vita and 3DS games into this mix. I'll integrate it into the game database at some point, but I've updated the OP with my full backlog.
You didn't play until dawn??
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Aug 06, 2019, 09:46 PM
You didn't play until dawn??
I watched a playthrough a long time ago, I think it was Easy Allies. I still want to play the game myself.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Aug 09, 2019, 11:43 PM
Doing Detroit. Really liking it a lot.

It's cool how it merges video game tropes with androids.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Aug 11, 2019, 05:48 PM
I am doing great in Detroit with two of the androids, but Conner is just funny haha. I've had a hard time pinning down what his partner wants and now he hates me. The flowchart shows that the majority of people are not making the same dumb mistakes  :P
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Aug 12, 2019, 06:51 AM
Yeah Detroit is really really good!
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Aug 15, 2019, 03:51 AM
Finished Detroit! Solid 9/10!!!

Best of heavy rain and beyond plus some new.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Xevross on Aug 15, 2019, 11:54 AM
Yeah detroit is really great, glad you liked it.

Out of your list I'd say you have to play bloodborne next, its one of the best games of the generation and for sure the best game on your list. If you're still in the mood for that kind of game then also Sekiro. I'm about 10 hours into Sekiro and really liking it but I left it at my Uni flat so haven't been able to play it this summer >:(

I didn't enjoy AC Odyssey and dropped it after like 20 hours, its a friggin' long game so if you're not enjoying it 10-15 hours in just let go of it. The first 5 hours or so are fantastic but then it quickly becomes repetitive and boring with the story becoming less interesting and less a part of the game as the open world just gets way too big for its own good.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 15, 2019, 12:44 PM
Yeah detroit is really great, glad you liked it.

Out of your list I'd say you have to play bloodborne next, its one of the best games of the generation and for sure the best game on your list. If you're still in the mood for that kind of game then also Sekiro. I'm about 10 hours into Sekiro and really liking it but I left it at my Uni flat so haven't been able to play it this summer >:(

I didn't enjoy AC Odyssey and dropped it after like 20 hours, its a friggin' long game so if you're not enjoying it 10-15 hours in just let go of it. The first 5 hours or so are fantastic but then it quickly becomes repetitive and boring with the story becoming less interesting and less a part of the game as the open world just gets way too big for its own good.
Why did you forget the game!?  

I'm actually replaying Bloodborne right now.  It's so fricken good.  
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Xevross on Aug 15, 2019, 12:51 PM
Why did you forget the game!?  

I'm actually replaying Bloodborne right now.  It's so fricken good.  
I don't know why  :(

I have a big draw full of games and I guess I just forgot about sekiro while I was packing to go home for summer and I didn't see it because I've got too many games in that draw!

Yeah bloodborne is fantastic. I tried to get into it again and play Old Hunters but I was awful and out of practice and didn't have the patience to try and get good again.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 15, 2019, 01:25 PM
Yeah bloodborne is fantastic. I tried to get into it again and play Old Hunters but I was awful and out of practice and didn't have the patience to try and get good again.
Noob.   8)

I'm kidding.  

I am a little rusty replaying it this time.  Not much though.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: darkknightkryta on Aug 15, 2019, 03:52 PM
I have a spreadsheet with the games I need to finish.  I actually popped in Vagrant Story this morning.  Still makes me want to stab my eyes out
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Aug 15, 2019, 11:12 PM
I have a spreadsheet with the games I need to finish.  I actually popped in Vagrant Story this morning.  Still makes me want to stab my eyes out
Well that doesn't sound like a fun game  :P
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 16, 2019, 04:58 PM
PS3:

-Demon's Souls
-God of War 3
-Killzone 2
-Killzone 3


PS4:

-God of War
-Killzone ShadowFall
-Kingdom Hearts 3
-Knack 2
-LittleBigPlanet 3
-Metal Gear Solid V
-Nioh
-Sekiro
-Spider-man
-Uncharted: Lost Legacy
-World of Final Fantasy


PC:

-Bioshock
-Bioshock 2
-Bioshock Infinite
-Binding of Isaac
-Borderlands
-Borderlnads 2
-Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
-Braid
-Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
-Child of Light
-Cities: Skylines
-Crysis 3
-Dark Souls
-Dark Souls 2
-Dark Souls 3
-DarkSiders
-Dead Rising 2
-Dead Space
-Deus Ex
-Dishonored
-Devil May Cry
-Dragon Age Origins
-Elder Scrolls III
-Elder Scrolls IV
-Fallout 3
-Fallout New Vegas
-Far Cry 3
-Far Cry 4
-Half Life
-Half Life 2
-Half Life 2: Episode 1
-Half Life 2: Episode 2
-L.A. Noire
-The Last Remnant
-Mass Effect
-Mass Effect 2
-Metro 2033
-Metro Last Light
-Mirror's Edge
-Portal 1
-Rage
-Remember Me
-Resident Evil 4
-Resident Evil 5
-Resident Evil Revelations
-Resident Evil Revelations 2
-Rime
-Ryse
-Saints Row IV
-Sleeping Dogs
-Star Dew Valley
-Tomb Raider
-Undertale
-The Walking Dead
-The Walking Dead 2
-Watch Dogs
-The Witcher
-The Witcher 2
-The Witcher 3
-The Witness



Games I want to get:
-Beyond
-Detroit
-Heavy Rain

-InFamous Second Son
-Monster Hunter World
-Red Dead Redemption
-Red Dead Redemption 2
-Resistance
-Resistance 2
-Resistance  3
-Rise of the Tomb Raider

-Death Stranding
-Ghost of Tsushima
-The Last of Us 2

Games I want to replay:
-Bloodborne
-Portal 2
-The Last of Us
-Uncharted 1
-Uncharted 2

-Uncharted 3
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 31, 2019, 05:15 PM
Almost done with Bloodborne.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: nnodley on Aug 31, 2019, 10:45 PM
finally finished pokemon: lets go
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Oct 24, 2019, 07:43 AM
I played telltale game of thrones. It was really bad. Fun characters but the writing was a joke. Was my first telltale game. Don't think I'll bother with more because 90% of my enjoyment came from being a got fan.

One dumb thing they did was stick to the plot of the show. Every thing was super lame and felt like it didn't matter. Really sucked with Ramsey being a bad guy since you knew you couldn't kill him.

Writing was just so forced. I'll have to look it up but it sure felt like a mostly linear story with superficial open elements.

Also felt like I was punished for actually thinking about things. There was a really good youtube video I saw not too long ago about how game morality systems really force you to pick what the game wants instead of picking what you want and this game is another example of that.


Spoiler for Hidden:
Fudge Duncen. He was high up in my court and the game made him seem good but instead he just sucked.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Xevross on Oct 24, 2019, 08:26 AM
I played telltale game of thrones. It was really bad. Fun characters but the writing was a joke. Was my first telltale game. Don't think I'll bother with more because 90% of my enjoyment came from being a got fan.

One dumb thing they did was stick to the plot of the show. Every thing was super lame and felt like it didn't matter. Really sucked with Ramsey being a bad guy since you knew you couldn't kill him.

Writing was just so forced. I'll have to look it up but it sure felt like a mostly linear story with superficial open elements.

Also felt like I was punished for actually thinking about things. There was a really good youtube video I saw not too long ago about how game morality systems really force you to pick what the game wants instead of picking what you want and this game is another example of that.


Spoiler for Hidden:
Fudge Duncen. He was high up in my court and the game made him seem good but instead he just sucked.

Yep its a bad game, I'd advise everyone against playing it ;D

I haven't played much telltale but GoT is regarded as their worst work I'm pretty sure. Tales of the Borderlands on the other hand is fantastic, and I'd recommend playing that so you can see what telltale can do at their best. The gameplay is still very boring though.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Oct 24, 2019, 03:10 PM
Yep its a bad game, I'd advise everyone against playing it ;D

I haven't played much telltale but GoT is regarded as their worst work I'm pretty sure. Tales of the Borderlands on the other hand is fantastic, and I'd recommend playing that so you can see what telltale can do at their best. The gameplay is still very boring though.
I guess I'll still try tales of the borderlands since I also have that one.

I was fine with the slow gameplay but I think it made me expect more from my choices. Looking it up online it seems everyone dies for everyone.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Dec 07, 2019, 11:16 PM
Crossed off Detroit and Rime. Added Dragon Age Inquisition.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Xevross on Dec 08, 2019, 10:45 AM
Crossed off Detroit and Rime. Added Dragon Age Inquisition.
That's a very long commitment that might not hold up all that well in 2019. I guess it depends on your taste.

I've actually developed a bit of a backlog for the first time ever. I bought and still want to play:

PS4:
Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

PC:
Ys Memories of Calceta
Crosscode
The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky
The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky SC
Grim Dawn

And I have a few games that I want to buy as well but I'm holding off on until I get through these.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Dec 08, 2019, 12:18 PM
Yep its a bad game, I'd advise everyone against playing it ;D

I haven't played much telltale but GoT is regarded as their worst work I'm pretty sure. Tales of the Borderlands on the other hand is fantastic, and I'd recommend playing that so you can see what telltale can do at their best. The gameplay is still very boring though.
The walking dead season 1 is great too
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 08, 2019, 02:37 PM
Replayed Uncharted 1, 2, Bloodborne.

Bought Spiderman, Sekiro and World of Final Fantasy
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Dec 08, 2019, 04:03 PM
That's a very long commitment that might not hold up all that well in 2019. I guess it depends on your taste.

I've actually developed a bit of a backlog for the first time ever. I bought and still want to play:

PS4:
Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

PC:
Ys Memories of Calceta
Crosscode
The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky
The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky SC
Grim Dawn

And I have a few games that I want to buy as well but I'm holding off on until I get through these.
I don't expect to love it but I want to get a good understanding of the systems and the general game feel since I'm making my own RPG.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: darkknightkryta on Dec 11, 2019, 05:18 PM
I started Nier: Automata about a month ago.  I've owned it since launch and only recently openned it.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Dec 11, 2019, 05:46 PM
I started Nier: Automata about a month ago.  I've owned it since launch and only recently openned it.
I loved it. Amazing soundtrack and the multiple playthroughs worked better than I expected.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Dec 11, 2019, 08:47 PM
Done with Stephen's Sausage Roll. It's not very good.

The puzzles are very well designed so I understand why it got a lot of praise but it just isn't fun to play. Maybe there is some twist coming up so I'll just watch a playthrough to double check but it's just not a great concept imo.

The puzzles are super restrictive with essentially only one way to solve them. That's fine but the method of solving them essentially boils down to blindly exploring a building. You start with 3 doors in front of you, pick one randomly/intuitly, and then progress to the next room to pick the next door. Eventually you will hit a dead end and backtrack.

The only puzzle in the game is noticing/discovering all of the available doors. Half the time the realisation that there is a door/action you missed is good feeling like an aha moment, while the other half of the time it's just an annoying thing that you didn't see coming.

I gave up on the game after 3 hours since the puzzles started getting more and more complex yet weren't expanding on this fundamental structure.


In my opinion it is not a good game unless you have plenty of free time and nothing else to do.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: darkknightkryta on Dec 12, 2019, 02:37 AM
I loved it. Amazing soundtrack and the multiple playthroughs worked better than I expected.
Yeah.  I played about half of the first game.  I loved it.  But I also triggered an even that locked a lot of side quests so I traded it in.  I didn't have the 300 hours to grind in that game to get the c and d endings anyways.  I'm in the second playthrough now.  It's on the back burner.  But so's everything.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Dec 30, 2019, 05:51 PM
Finished with Absolver. Was kinda fun but I wasn't feeling enough of a drive to continue.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Dec 30, 2019, 08:55 PM
Just bought Superhot VR on sale to add to my massive backlog. I'm gonna play it soon though
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 30, 2019, 09:21 PM
Just bought Superhot VR on sale to add to my massive backlog. I'm gonna play it soon though
Do you have PSVR?  

I don't think I'd play it on psvr.  

Oculus tracking is just so much better.  
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Dec 30, 2019, 11:01 PM
Do you have PSVR?  

I don't think I'd play it on psvr.  

Oculus tracking is just so much better.  
I do indeed. Well astrobot is pretty dang great so I hope Superhot is too (I guess you can use either move or the controller?)
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 31, 2019, 02:09 AM
I do indeed. Well astrobot is pretty dang great so I hope Superhot is too (I guess you can use either move or the controller?)
Superhot is a different kind of game compared to Astrobot.  
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Dec 31, 2019, 11:19 AM
Superhot is a different kind of game compared to Astrobot.  
Lulz I know
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Apr 20, 2020, 08:37 PM
Playing what remains of edith finch.

I'm actually beating my backlog!
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: kitler53 on Apr 21, 2020, 01:24 AM
Playing what remains of edith finch.

I'm actually beating my backlog!
same.  

TLoU is done.  moving onto the uncharted 4 dlc.  

up next is either gravity rush 2, spiderman, valkaria chronicles 4, or tomb raider 2 and 3.    

 lots more games in my backlog but if i finish these i'll be satisfied with my ps4 collection play through completions. 
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: darkknightkryta on Apr 22, 2020, 02:40 AM
I'm doing a level a week in Nightshade/Kunoichi.  Though I will probably get to the last boss and give up like I did with Shinobi.  I started up FFXV again.  But on PC.  I'm about 3/4th through Breath of Fire 2.  It's a grind.  Finished RE3 Remake, I've been playing through the OG for comparison.  But I'm using cheats just to play through it.  That's about all.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Apr 22, 2020, 03:13 PM
What remains of Edith Finch is amazing.

I went in not expecting much but it's one of the best games I have ever played. Very original and a proper followup to Unfinished Swan, which was one of my favorite PS3 games.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on May 02, 2020, 05:20 AM
Started Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Really cool so far.

It's making me excited for Valhalla. RPG elements in AC fit really well. Will probably switch to easy to avoid grinding.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on May 15, 2020, 11:15 PM
Finished Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Liked it a lot more than Origins but it also had some pretty big flaws. Solid 7-8/10 I'd say.

Was really cool seeing ancient Greece from all the stories. Unlike Origins however it didn't feel like traveling to the past. All the locations felt like game locations instead of real historically accurate places.

Combat had some jank which sucked. I died so many times from mechanics being inconsistent, mainly platforming. Very annoying getting "stuck" on a wall because the game couldn't just let you drop down. Kicking people off buildings was great.

Dialogue was horrible at times. I liked the story overall but towards the end it really really fell apart. None of the endings made sense and characters changed emotions on a dime.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: darkknightkryta on May 16, 2020, 02:01 PM
My friends found Dauntless.  It's all I've been playing.  So my backlog is not getting finished.  I was trying to finish FF15 since I can't pick up my copy of the FF7 remake.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on May 19, 2020, 09:15 PM
Crossing off Ether One.

I mistook this game for the vanishing of Ethan Carter I guess. Was very disorienting. Not really that good and after I managed to get stuck behind a wall in the first level, I gave it up. Definitely needed more of an intro to at least set the stage. I think the game just assumed that the player had at least seen a trailer.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on May 22, 2020, 03:46 PM
Finished SOMA.

Great game. Not at all what I was expecting. Had only heard general things about it and didn't realize it was the Amnesia devs. Going in with very little prior knowledge was amazing.

Towards the end it started to falter a bit so I think it's more like an 8/10 but the early game and some later game moments are super perfect.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on May 23, 2020, 08:54 PM
ABZU was a poor Journey replica with poor controls, yet the ending was so good that I think I liked it overall.


It made me want to replay Journey.
Title: Re: Battle of the Backlog
Post by: Legend on Jun 16, 2020, 07:21 PM
I finished the outer worlds. Was ok. Kinda slow. Definitely enjoyed lots of things about it though.