The Great [Backlog] Challenge! (OLD THREAD)

HounHoun Registered User regular
edited July 2010 in Games and Technology

You've all seen these threads before: gamers buy too many games, life interrupts, games go unplayed. I'll take it a step further: I'm an addict. I spend more money on games than I should. I never put as much time into a game as I'd really like, as there's always something new to pull my attention.

Thus, I hereby resolve not to spend another dime on games until I finish this backlog. I'm going to rely on all of you to keep me on the straight and narrow; if you catch me posting in a thread for some hot new game, bitchslap me back to the list. But, why do it alone? I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem. Thus, the idea for The Challenge is Born!

So, here's how it works. If you're down for the Great Backlog Challenge, here are the rules!

  1. By joining in the Challenge, you are agreeing to follow all rules of the Backlog Challenge.
  2. Until completion of all Game Goals, you agree to spend NO money on new video games. (Exceptions for MMO fees, Goozex trades (so long as you are not buying Goozex points), DLC, and Gift Cards.)
  3. You are responsible for keeping your backlog status up to date; let us know how you're doing!

So, rather than percentages, let's move to an x/y format. So, here are the codes for keeping me sane:
  • !Signup in Lime. If you post your backlog here, I'll link it in the Op.
  • !UpdateStatus, x/y in Cyan. Let us know how you're doing!
  • !FallOffTheWagon, x/y in Red. Man up and tell us when your total games increases. We promise not to berate you too much.

I'll keep a list of all participants here in the Op. Everyone else, feel free to give advice on what games people should be playing! So, who's game? :D

Houn - 4/38
Doc Holiday - 2/13
Satanic Jesus - 1/57
Dehumanized - 3/38
Carcharodontosaurus - 5/26
METAzraeL - 2/31
Ketar - 14/64
pslong9 - 11/43
joshofalltrades - 9/32
Witch Doctor, DBM - 4/59
Lunker - 6/62
UreshiiAkuma - 14/83
Pookiepoo - 0/17
LoveIsUnity - 11/89
AlienCowThatMoos - 4/179
Tardcore - 1/69
mrdobalina - 8/32
Slagmire - 0/18
Dourin - 1/69
The Cow King - 10/53
Foolish Chaos - 3/19
Fig-D - 11/53
Avicus - 0/28
jclast - 9/48
T4CT - 11/26
Crazybear - 0/48
Senshi - 2/23
TeeMan - 3/15
Paradiso - 0/9
Arivia - 0/74
HerrCron - 5/22
Dragonatrix - 13/32
Dyvim Tvar - 13/41
Custom Special - 2/18
-Loki- - 8/30
Malyonsus - 2/20
Goose! - 0/18
Marundo - 0/15
pirateluigi - 0/34
jack eddy - 10/18
cj iwakura - 2/57
Zedar - 2/32
Seabass - 5/45
Morvidus - 0/22
LaPuzza - 3/22
solsovly - 3/47
slash000 - 7/13
thegloaming - 2/41
ChrisDude - 5/90
Rhiley - 9/19
KTShyGuy - 0/18
Idoliside - 2/31
adventfalls - 3/23
SightTDW - 5/62
Maf - 3/16
Idx86 - 3/58
Hylianbunny - 2/9
Htown - 11/25
langfor6 - 1/39
LoneIgadzra - 4/24
KimFidler - 5/158
MC Mystery
Lowlander - 2/93
Rubix42 - 3/23
Sipex - 4/24
hyperpower - 15/55
Taranis - 0/18
My Name Is Luke - 2/11
Sangheili91 - 4/25
Brainiac 8
bficky - 3/26
pyromaniac221 - 1/27
-SPI- - 9/89
Dodge Aspen - 2/15
Big Isy - 11/56
Blood Drive - 7/78
Basticle - 0/132
SirUltimos - 1/226
liquidlogan - 6/30
Cullen - 2/20
State of the Art Robot - 1/17
Taya - 1/16
mere_immortal - 0/33
Nick Soapdish - 1/49
Usurper - 0/59
Achilles Last Stand - 0/30

Houn on


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    HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Houn's Backlog - 4/38 Complete
    • Fable 2 (360) - Goal: Evil Run
    • Lost Oddyssey (360) - Beaten!
    • Mass Effect (360) - Goal: Renegade Run
    • Grand Theft Auto 4 (360) - Unfinished
    • Halo (XBox) - Unfinished
    • Halo 2 (XBox) - Never played
    • Halo 3 (360) - Never played
    • BlazBlue (360) - Goal: Character Story Modes
    • Tales of Vesperia (360) - Unfinished
    • inFamous (PS3) - Goal: Evil Run
    • Little Big Planet (PS3) - Unfinished
    • Uncharted (PS3) - Goal: Hard/Crushing Runs
    • Uncharted 2 (PS3) - Goal: Crushing Run
    • Katamari Forever (PS3) - Beaten!
    • Brutal Legend (PS3) - Beaten!
    • Okami (PS2) - Unfinished
    • Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2) - Never Played
    • Metal Gear Solid 3 (PS2) - Never Played
    • Mega Man Anniversary Collection (PS2) - Unfinished
    • Devil May Cry 3 (PS2) - Unfinished
    • Beyond Good and Evil (PS2) - Unfinished
    • Grand Theft Auto Vice City (PS2) - Unfinished
    • God of War (PS2) - Never Played
    • ICO (PS2) - Unfinished
    • Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii) - 1 Unfinished, 2&3 Never Played
    • Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) - Goal: Luigi Complete
    • Mega Man X7 (PS2)
    • Assassin's Creed 2 (360) - Beaten!
    • Dragon Age: Origins (PC)

    Houn on
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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    See, if you had made this thread back during the summer, then I might have a chance, but I already have a backlog of games which actually haven't come out. Maybe after the holiday rush ends around april or may 2010.

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    elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Good fuck, if I sign up to do this, I'll not be buying games for the next 3 years. My backlog includes gems such as Disgaea 3, OOT, Fallout 2, NWN2, and Last Remnant

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    PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'll never embark on something like this, because then I'd never get through them all. That said, you should do Ico after brutal legend, because it's my favorite of the ones on your list.

    PolloDiablo on
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    undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I really want to sign up for this, but I feel the hassle of making the backlog would be too much. I'll work on it for a bit and hopefully report back with a backlog ready to be played. My main reason my backlog is so huge is because I found my old N64 and SNES in a storage room when moving into my apartment. There are some games I hadn't finished, and then my kind friends donated some that I really want to finish but haven't gotten a chance to.

    Anyways, hope to sign up once I create my backlog!

    undeinPirat on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] steam: undeinpirat
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    Doc HollidayDoc Holliday Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Doc Holliday's Backlog : 10 left


    Currently Playing
    Phantom Hourglass
    Paper Mario

    On the shelf
    Chrono Cross
    Final Fantasy XII
    Majora's Mask
    Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion
    Super Mario RPG
    Uncharted 2 - Hard Run
    Valkyria Chronicles
    Wind Waker

    Uncharted 2
    Little Big Planet
    Super Metroid


    Might knock Wind Waker off the list, because it seems super tedious there towards the end. I might be in more of a mood to play it later on, so I'll reserve judgement 'til later.

    Same with Valkyria Chronicles. I'm just not playing that game correctly or something because it makes me angry. It's like playing chess except you pair taking a piece with a roll of the dice. It's hard to formulate strategies when your knight may or may not actually take that pawn.

    Doc Holliday on
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    OhtsamOhtsam Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Doom 3 + x-pac (never played)
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R (never played)
    Disgaea DS (about 5% in)
    FFTA2 (75% in)
    Persona 3 (Keep restarting dammit)
    Persona 4 (Same as above)
    SMT3: Nocturne (Never played)
    RE4: Wii (75%)
    No More Heroes (2 Bosses in)
    Knights in the Nightmare (Keep restarting Dammit)

    Way too many RPGs in this list

    Ohtsam on
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    Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I don't know that I'll bother to chronicle it here, but this is probably something I should do for my Wallets sake. I've been snatching up older PS3 titles on Ebay at an alarming rate recently, trying to get caught up since I only got my PS3 a couple of months ago.

    Shorn Scrotum Man on
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    HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    My backlog consists of:

    Ninja Gaiden (XBOX) (Would like to beat this, but I'm probably not good enough to do so. But I should play past the first two or three levels.)
    Max Payne 1 & 2 (XBOX) (I really do want to finish these at some point.)

    Rainbow Six Vegas (360) (Probably not worth finishing?)
    Gears of War (360) (I may never finish this one - it never really captured my interest. I suppose I should just trade it.)

    Trauma Center 2 (DS) (Haven't even taken it out of the plastic, even though I've had it for several months.)

    Rome Total War (PC)
    Medieval 2 Total War (PC) (I don't think I've ever finished a campaign in either of these two, though I've played both for dozens of hours.)

    I'm not participating in the backlog challenge as I intend to get Arkham Asylum and GTA4 Episodes in the next couple of months and play those instead of my backlog.

    Hedgethorn on
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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'd be willing to do something like this if we threw in an exception for birthday/Christmas presents.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I dry humped the shit out of my backlog this summer. It's basically down to three games I have any interest in beating.

    Xenogears of Bore on
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    Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus Hi, I'm Liam! with broken glassesRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Here you go:



    !UpdateStatus, 3/66 not counting games beat before this challenge or nulled.

    Satanic Jesus on
    my backloggery 3DS: 0533-5338-5186 steam: porcelain_cow goodreads
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    DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I guess I will try join in on this. Full disclosure: I've already got Borderlands on the way. I'll count that as my cutoff for no more money spending on games. So, then. Let's start the (horrifying!) list. Most of the goals on these will be fairly vague, and I honestly do not expect to win.

    Let's sort it by distribution method. Format will be
    Game - Goal (Percent complete)

    Company of Heroes Gold - Campaign completion(10%, lost saves)
    Doom 3 + Expansion - Campaign completion (30% main game, 0% expansion)
    Far Cry 2 - Campaign completion (10%, used to be further but lost my saves)
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Campaign completion (~60%)
    Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition - Story completion (0%)
    STALKER: SoC - Story completion (25%)
    he Witcher - Story completion (20%)
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Story completion (0%)
    Manhunt - Play enough to decide if I want to complete the story (0%)
    Max Payne 2 - Story completion (0%, lost saves @25%)
    Penumbra - Play until too scared to continue
    World of Goo - Story completion (0%, lost save @75%)
    Every Other Goddamn Thing In The ID Superpack - Play sometime? I don't think completing all of this is a realistic goal for anyone
    Chronicles of Riddick - Beat Escape from Butcher Bay and Dark Athena (70% BB, 0% DA)

    XBOX 360
    Tales of Vesperia - Story completion (95%, just need to boot it up and do the last dungeon)
    FEAR 2 - Story completion (30%)
    Assassin's Creed - Story completion (40%?)
    Dead Rising - reach true ending (50%)
    Infinite Undiscovery - play until unable to continue due to disgust at mediocrity
    Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - unlock all levels (35%)
    Pure - Unlock all tracks (30%)

    Valkyria Chronicles - Story completion (50%)
    Demon's Souls - Story completion (60%)

    Nintendo DS
    Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume - Story completion (no clue on %)

    Crisis Core - Complete story & Challenges (90%, once I finish challenges story will be a breeze)
    Metal Gear Soldi: Portable Ops - Story completion (40%)
    LocoRoco 2 - Story complete (30%)
    Star Ocean: Second Evolution - Story completion (30%)
    Patapon 2 - Beat game (60%)
    Disgaea - Complete story (10%)
    Persona - Complete story (50%)

    Persona 4 - Complete story (85%)

    That's just at a glance. Assuming I manage to find the strength to stick with this, I will not be buying another game until late-2010. I guess I should update my backloggery first thing.

    Dehumanized on
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    curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    man, i'd like to join in, but i actually love my backlog. it lets me wait for new games to drop massively in price before buying them. ;D

    curly haired boy on
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    guarguar Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Before converting my backlog over to PHP with an actual database tracking everything, I had around 150 games left to complete.
    I'd be willing to do something like this if we threw in an exception for birthday/Christmas presents.

    This is a more reasonable approach. Something along the lines of n games for every m completed would also work. Unless you're completely dedicated, it would take a while to finish any backlog larger than, I don't know, 50 games.

    guar on
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    DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Okay, I've gotten my Backloggery page updated, and noted a cool feature on the site. If you go to the options, there's a "Fortune Cookie" page that give you a random game in your list to play, which you can limit to unfinished games. I've got my backlog pretty close to up-to-date, so I went ahead and drew three games to work on first, and set those as my now playing. When I finish a game, I'll draw another from the list. If I get too bored with my current three to continue, I'll axe the least fun one and draw another, counting the game as failed on my goals list.


    Let the games commence!

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    baudattitudebaudattitude Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'll sign up for "no new games this year", because there's no way I can work through the entire backlog before roughly 2012, and that's only if I get rid of most of the PS1/PS2 RPGs unplayed.

    I did manage to finish 39 games in a two month period, while only buying 9 more, which I was pretty happy about. Even managed to not buy any new games for 47 days straight, until the local stores started clearing out Rock Band 2 kits for cheap.

    Shame about the 350ish still in the queue, even more shame with how many of them are long RPGs. I've been concentrating on the short titles, mostly action games, mahjong games and bullet hell shooters. :)

    This is what happens when you play Everquest, and very little else, for 8 years, but don't stop buying new games in the meantime. Object lesson there.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    This is what mine looks like:

    I've finished about.. maybe 10 of these. Heh.

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    Star StrykeStar Stryke Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'd be up for this though I probably will buy new games, I've had my own challenge running for a couple months now to bring my backlog down to 50% beaten/completed. If your alright with that then add me as well, check the backloggery sig' for details on where its at and what I've worked through so far.

    Star Stryke on
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    Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I was keen to sign up just as good excuses to get through Persona 4, Okami, Dragon Quest V, FF IV and FFT but then I got to the 'not allowed to buy new games' part and had to back out. Ain't nothing stopping me from buying Dragon Age, Critter Crunch and Pixeljunk Shooter (not to mention Mass Effect 2 in january).

    Unco-ordinated on
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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    This is a really good idea. Too bad my backlog is so huge that I've forgotten half of what's even on it.

    Lucascraft on
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    HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I was keen to sign up just as good excuses to get through Persona 4, Okami, Dragon Quest V, FF IV and FFT but then I got to the 'not allowed to buy new games' part and had to back out. Ain't nothing stopping me from buying Dragon Age, Critter Crunch and Pixeljunk Shooter (not to mention Mass Effect 2 in january).

    See, as much as I want those games, I'm forcing myself not to buy them. It will be all the sweeter when I finally hit the end and can do so.

    Houn on
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    CarcharodontosaurusCarcharodontosaurus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Steam has been especially cruel to me as far as my game backlog goes. It used to be about twice as long, but I've been whittling away at it for some time now. Regardless, here it is in all of its horrible glory.
    Carcharodontosaurus' Backlog

    Progress: 12 of 28 (43%)


    Beyond Good and Evil - Finish game.
    Fallout: Tactics - Finish game.
    Far Cry - Finish game.
    Giants: Citizen Kabuto - Finish game.
    Heroes of Might and Magic 5: Tribes of the East - Complete all campaigns and win ten games.
    Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders - Finish game.
    Hexen - Finish game.
    Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel - Finish game.
    Hexen 2 - Finish game.
    Left 4 Dead - Get two thirds of the Achievements.
    Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader - Finish game.
    Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee - Finish game.
    Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus - Finish game.
    Overboard! - Finish game.
    Painkiller - Finish game.
    Penumbra: Overture - Finish game.
    Penumbra: Black Plague - Finish game.
    Penumbra: Requiem - Finish game.
    Psychonauts - Finish game.
    Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy - Win ten games.
    Street Fighter IV - Get two thirds of the Achievements.
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl - Finish game.
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - Finish game.
    Tex Murphy: Mean Streets - Finish game.
    Tex Murphy: Martian Memorandum - Finish game.
    The Lost Vikings - Finish game.

    Shadow of the Colossus - Finish game.
    We <3 Katamari - Finish game.

    Carcharodontosaurus on
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    guarguar Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I <3 me some Kabuto. How far are you into that?

    guar on
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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I have a fair backlog and would participate, but my friends would castrate me if I didn't buy Modern Warfare 2.

    Raiden333 on
    There was a steam sig here. It's gone now.
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    METAzraeLMETAzraeL Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Progress: 2 of 33

    currently working on

    Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
    Phantasy Star 0

    AvP Gold
    The Dig
    Immortal Defense
    The Void
    Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
    Oddworld: Abe's Odysee
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    Secret of Mana
    Super Metroid
    Super Mario RPG


    Final Fantasy VI

    Resident Evil: Code Veronica

    Fallout 3
    Condemned 2
    Lost Odyssey
    Banjo Kazooie - Nuts and Bolts
    Halo: ODST

    Chronicles of Riddick
    Silent Hill 2
    Shenmue II
    Jet Set Radio Future
    Fatal Frame

    Resident Evil 4
    Little King's Story
    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    Eternal Darkness
    Baten Kaitos Origins

    METAzraeL on

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    sleep forever if you wish to be a dreamer
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    CarcharodontosaurusCarcharodontosaurus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    guar wrote: »
    I <3 me some Kabuto. How far are you into that?

    I'm up to the point when you first fight Sea Reaper Witches as the Meccs. Those Witches are very, very hard to kill. D:

    It's a beautiful game though. Because it has no problem with Windows XP, I can push the graphics to the absolute maximum. It's pretty sweet. :D

    Carcharodontosaurus on
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    KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Frivolous text delete!

    So, Title - current status; goal.

    Company of Heroes Gold - never played; complete campaign(s)
    The Witcher - have not played past intro; complete story
    Max Payne 2 - recent D2D sale purchase; complete story
    Penumbra trilogy - Steam sale purchase, barely touched; complete all 3
    Chronicles of Riddick Dark Athena - D2D sale purchase; complete story
    Titan Quest Gold - D2D sale purchase; complete main + expansion
    World In Conflict - D2D sale purchase; complete campaign
    Sid Meier's Pirates! - D2D sale purchase; give it some significant playtime
    NWN 2 - finished 20-25% of main campaign; complete
    HL2 Ep1 - never played; complete; Finished
    HL2 Ep2 - never played; complete; Finished
    Evil Genius - Steam sale pick-up; complete at least one game
    Medieval II: Total War - played, but not extensively; complete campaigns with at least 2 nations
    Wallace and Gromit Eps 1-4 - never played; complete
    Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 - 40% complete; finish
    HoMM V - played 1 campaign 50%; complete all campaigns
    Warlords Battlecry III - D2D sale purchase; complete campaign (?)
    Drakensang - D2D sale purchase; complete story
    Dragon Age: Origins - pre-ordered long before signing up for this challenge; complete story at least once

    XBOX 360
    Dead Rising - got about 50% through; finish main story
    Red Faction Guerilla - played about 25%; finish main story
    Bioshock - played about 20%; complete
    Gears of War 2 - unplayed; complete
    Halo 3 - barely touched; complete
    Culdcept Saga - about 50% through; complete
    The Darkness - unplayed; complete
    Left 4 Dead 2 - Xmas gift; complete all campaigns + some achievements

    Valkyria Chronicles - about 80% through; complete story and buy then complete DLC (please don't kill me, Rent)
    GTA IV - about 50% through; complete story
    Afrika - barely played; complete
    Aquanaut's Holiday - barely played; complete
    Resistance 2 - around 40% done; complete; story finished
    Killzone 2 - single-player untouched; complete; Campaign completed, some MP played
    Batman Arkham Asylum - 75% or so done; complete story, work on challenge rooms more; Story completed, satisfied with challenge room progress
    Uncharted 1 - completed on Normal; Platinum
    Uncharted 2 - completed on Normal; Platinum + play a ton of multiplayer :lol:
    RB2 + BRB + LRB - play these a shit-ton already; work on some trophies rather than just RB parties for fun; LRB, BRB done
    Infamous - 60-70% completed; finish story; Story completed and goodly # of trophies obtained
    Dead Space - 50% completed; finish story; story completed, over 50% of trophies finished
    Fallout 3 - barely past the initial Vault; finish main story
    Saints Row 2 - untouched; complete story
    MGS4 - unplayed; complete story
    Ratched & Clank Future: ToD - unplayed; complete story
    SingStar - party game played regularly with friends; practice solo and work on some trophies; happy with practice and trophies earned, largely done with this outside of parties
    Tekken 6 - bought as a party game; finish story mode with at least half the characters; Platinumed
    Pure - just purchased, unplayed; no clue what my goal is
    Borderlands - en route; complete 2 play-throughs; 1 play-through completed, all solo trophies save lvl 40 & lvl 50 obtained
    God of War HD - Xmas gift; complete story
    God of War 2 HD - Xmas gift; complete story
    Buzz Quiz World - Xmas gift; party game, so just grab a bunch of trophies
    Modern Warfare 2 - Xmas gift, campaign done on normal; complete on Veteran, finish Spec Ops

    PS3 PSN
    Shatter - main complete; complete bonus modes, attempt last few trophies; Could not care less about the few trophies now remaining.
    Final Fantasy Crystal Defenders - partially played; complete remaining maps, acquire trophies
    Savage Harvest - 40% done; complete, work on trophies
    Critter Crunch - new, barely touched; complete Adventure mode, other modes possibly, work on trophies; done for backlog purposes
    PixelJunk Monsters - 20% complete; finish, work on trophies
    Fat Princess - played a bit; complete, get some multi-player in

    Shadow of the Colossus - unplayed; complete (yes, I am a bad person.)
    Metal Gear Solid 3 - cannot even remember anymore; complete game

    14/69 at this time

    Ketar on
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    guarguar Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    guar wrote: »
    I <3 me some Kabuto. How far are you into that?

    I'm up to the point when you first fight Sea Reaper Witches as the Meccs. Those Witches are very, very hard to kill. D:

    It's a beautiful game though. Because it has no problem with Windows XP, I can push the graphics to the absolute maximum. It's pretty sweet. :D

    Do you remember where that is story-wise because I'm drawing a blank.

    guar on
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    CarcharodontosaurusCarcharodontosaurus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I just looked up the mission name. It's Mecc Story 4: The Search for Timmy.

    Carcharodontosaurus on
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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I talk about and buy games more than I actually play them.

    The thread assignment is pretty much impossible for me. Kudos to those who challenge their 'affliction'.

    Alegis on
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    HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Op should be current with all participants thus far. Also, I added an exception for DLC to the rules.

    Houn on
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    pslong9pslong9 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm in too. This idea of not buying any new games (I'm assuming gifts don't count) is something I'm doing right now anyway. I'm going to leave open-ended games (primarily sports games) off the list for now. I think this list is everything.
    Little King's Story (FINISHED!)
    ExciteTruck (goal - unlock everything)
    Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (unfinished, finishing up 2nd chapter)
    Opoona (played 10 minutes)
    Rune Factory Frontier (put in many hours, but got tired of Runey system... this game may get dropped entirely)
    Zack & Wiki (got to a point where puzzles just stopped making sense to me - mostly done)
    Super Mario Galaxy (beaten Bowser, but want to get to 120 stars)

    Chrono Trigger (FINISHED!)
    Elite Beat Agents (FINISHED!)
    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (FINISHED!)
    Meteos (FINISHED!)
    Mighty Flip Champs (FINISHED!)
    ArtStyle: BoxLife (played a few levels, don't really like it)

    Baten Kaitos Origins (started awhile ago)

    Virtual Console
    Super Mario World (FINISHED!)
    Super Mario 64 (haven't started)
    StarTropics (started a long time ago, need to finish)

    Fallout 3 (played a few hours)
    King's Bounty (FINISHED!)
    X-Com (in the middle of a game)
    Braid (FINISHED!)
    Half-Life 2 and episodes (partially through main game)
    Bioshock (haven't started)
    Psychonauts (bought, haven't even installed)
    Baldur's Gate 2 (ditto)
    Plants vs Zombies (Mostly finished - only Survival mode left, but I'm calling it done!)

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'll consider joining the challenge at some point, but right now I'm trying to sort my backlog into two groups: games I have a genuine interest in playing/beating vs games that I bought but have no desire to finish. I have quite a few games that I look at and just think to myself "I don't care."

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    mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I would be all over this, but there are just too many awesome games coming out in the next few months to commit.

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    Kristmas KthulhuKristmas Kthulhu Currently Kultist Kthulhu Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    This is a sweet idea. I just have to write my backlog down, and then I'll post it.

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    You don't really need to keep yourself from buying new games. There are other fundamentals to work on.

    Buy games that fit into your plan, rather than jumping on every sale. Frequent digital distribution bargains seem to be the new reality so you'll always have another chance at a sale, plus used games aren't going away.

    Don't buy into the hype. If you can avoid day one purchases you'll limit yourself to games that stand the test of time. Remember that good is the enemy of great, and the latest bland AAA open-world third person shooter might be stimulating but will never live up to some of the epic classics from this decade.

    Play games in parallel. I normally have something from every genre going at once. It keeps things moving. (Ignore my backloggery page right now, since I'm trying to crank through a bunch of indie and freeware games at the moment.)

    Try to avoid multiplayer, unless it's a co-op game with a defined end or you can limit yourself. Remember that the depth of multiplayer games is very stimulating, but there's a lot of joy out there if you commit to breadth as well. I could still be playing Company of Heroes every day or -- God forbid -- an MMO, but I'd miss out on STALKER or FreeSpace 2. Everybody needs to spend a few years really diving into the multiplayer experience, but if you've been doing that for a decade then you can always tell yourself to move on if your backlog is important to you.

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    CoJoeTheLawyerCoJoeTheLawyer Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Alegis wrote: »
    I think about games more than I actually play them.

    The thread assignment is pretty much impossible for me. Kudos to those who challenge their 'affliction'.

    Fixed that for me.

    Actually, I have a fairly decent backlog of games I "want" to play again/complete in theory, but in stark reality, I doubt I'll get around to doing it...ever, so no, I'm not joining in.

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    Dodge AspenDodge Aspen Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Yeah being married and a father means I won't ever get through my backlog. It's not that bad, though. The Wii's Virtual Console is the main reason for my inability to stay up to date. I've recently acquired Secret of Mana, Super Punch-Out!! and Mario RPG. Those 3 alone would take me a year to get through.

    Other than that I have Madworld, Wii Sports Resort and Wario Land Shake for Wii.

    There's Batman Arkham Asylum for Xbox 360, and a few achievments I'd like to tackle in Shadow Complex.

    I do plan to purchase New Super Mario Bros Wii and The Ballad of Gay Tony next month, and will get Bowser's Inside Story and Brutal Legend for Christmas.

    If I didn't have a child, I would be able to do it. You won't hear me complain, though. 8-)

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Oh, man, I just updated my Backloggery info recently, specifically because I'm instating a new-games embargo as well. Though that's mostly because I need to get my finances in order for grad school, which means my game budget will be virtually zero. :( On that note: Would people be interested in using Backloggery for this purpose? And more important: Does anyone here want to be Backloggery buddies? I need a support group for my habits!

    I don't know if I can join the challenge 100 percent, because I do want to include a personal caveat: I'll allow myself to receive new games for Christmas and birthday presents, but aside from that I'll not be spending any new money until I make huge progress in my backlog. Could I be included on a technicality, pretty please?

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