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Pokemon Sun
Three kahunas beaten. Current team: Raichu, Ninetales, Lycanroc, Decidueye, and Marowak.

Updated about 6 days ago

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
The first hour isn't making a great impression.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
A few missions in. The open world wasn't the best idea, but I'm not entirely displeased with it (yet).

Updated about 1 month ago

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection: Borderlands 2
Completed "Rising Action." Playing co-op with my buddy Trevor.

Updated about 7 months ago

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(U) Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments.     (B) Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits.     (C) Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
143 (U)
  110 Unplayed  
76.9% of Unfinished
28.4% of Total
189 (B)
55 (C)
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  32 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
Wii U 10 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 23 Total
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Virtual Console (WiiU) 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Wii 11 (U) 16 (B) 2 (C) 33 Total
WiiWare BEAT 7 (B) 1 (C) 9 Total
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GameCube 1 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Nintendo 3DS 10 (U) 6 (B) 4 (C) 23 Total
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Nintendo DS 4 (U) 20 (B) 10 (C) 34 Total
Game Boy Advance 1 (U) 15 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 9 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
PlayStation 4 19 (U) 4 (B) 1 (C) 29 Total
PlayStation Network 27 (U) 22 (B) 18 (C) 72 Total
PlayStation 3 28 (U) 49 (B) 13 (C) 103 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
PlayStation BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
PlayStation Vita 9 (U) 12 (B) 2 (C) 24 Total
PlayStation Portable 6 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
PlayStation minis BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Xbox One 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Steam 7 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 18 Total
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All Games 444 Total
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When I was getting ready to play Octodad: Dadliest Catch, I recalled a cartoon character from years past called Chicken Boo. Chicken Boo was a human-sized chicken who disguised himself as a person in order to fit into varying societal roles. In every...

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about 1 week ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
You're a lot further into Pokemon than I am (I just beat the first trial and kahuna) but I'm totally seeing why you dig it so much. I didn't even know about no HMs but that is something I wanted forever. The humor is apparent as well, it's pretty self-aware.

I did get some pretty cool stuff out of the booster box. Got the EX cards of Charizard, Venusaur and Blastoise; three full arts of Misty, Pidgeot and Dragonite; and a bunch of holo rares and the like. Unfortunately, didn't pull a Charizard holo rare which is the real reason I wanted to open a box...I chased that card so hard as a kid.

It was fun though. I may try to go for the complete set, open a few boosters here and there, see how my luck goes. People always bug me for what I want for Christmas (I never really want anything) but this year I may just say "get me some packs of Pokemon cards like I'm 10 years old again"
about 3 weeks ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Ah, you grabbed Pokemon Sun too! Nice to see.

I went on a vacation last month and ended up finishing Alpha Sapphire. I wasn't really planning on diving into Sun right away but I caught that Pokemon bug again.

Also, I even bought some Pokemon cards for the first time in...12 years? This new set came out that reprinted a bunch of the original cards and the nostalgia hit me hard. Bought a freaking booster box for $75 on Amazon (with the help of a gift card as well).
about 2 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Yeah, fourth wall breaking is just a lazy way to give instructions to a player. It's like games are afraid to be games, and think if a text box explaining the HUD or how to play pops up then the immersion is ruined. We're not stupid; we know that we need to be taught to play especially if you have a complicated battle system or something. Then again, Dark Souls gets away without really explaining jack shit so I think another thing developers do is under-estimate the level to which we can figure it out with some trial and error. The trick then is designing a game that encourages trial and error without punishing failure too harshly. Can you imagine Super Mario Bros with a message box being like "press A to jump", "press B to throw fireballs", "jump on an enemy's head to defeat it".

I did not make it through my list of games but I did decide I wanted something with some horror to it for Halloween. I'm going to see if I can get through a couple games before the end of the month but I doubt it haha
about 3 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
30 minutes or an hour would probably give games more of a chance, but it would drive up the amount of time required to go through them all pretty substantially. I tend to think most good games are good from the start, and a few have shaky beginnings and get better. There are a handful of books and movies and games I could name that I love that grew on me over time, particularly TV shows, but for the most part I know if I'll like something pretty early on.

Dust did a bunch of things that I don't like, which also happen to be things that I don't assume will get better over time (the super annoying fairy character...worse than Fi for sure) and a bunch of third wall breaking dialog that's really out of place. There's no context for her shouting to mash buttons at the monsters because this isn't one of those Matt Hazard Duke Nukem "we're making fun of being a game" games, so it feels like cheap reference humour in a game that isn't about reference humour. It might be a personal thing, but I prefer a little box to pop up and say "press A to jump" rather than a character within the game world making reference to the fact that it's a game, i.e. "press the start button to view your journal log and set quest markers on the map". The voice acting is also kind of awful and the story was just a typically generic "you're the chosen one but you have amnesia here's a special sword" fantasy fare. That's the one area which could theoretically improve, if the story suddenly took some amazing twisting turn into something more interesting.
about 3 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I've gone through 7 now, with the best probably being Dead Rising 2. I played Dark Void, Defense Grid Awakening, Dust, Cthulu Saves the World, Alien Hominid, and Hexic. I surprisingly liked Defense Grid and did not like Dust or Alien Hominid. It's really interesting to see what games give you in the first little bit, how they handle tutorials and story telling, and what kind of vibe you get from such a short intro. A bunch of the games in my upcoming list are ones I got free through Games with Gold, so it's stuff that I'd likely never buy or touch on my own.
about 3 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
The social life is really doing me in. I haven't had a night at home just to myself with no sports or activities or anything in over a month until tonight. So I'm trying to figure out what to play, but when you're so limited on time it's hard to make a decision and I'm paralyzed by fear. So what I'm doing is going through all of the games downloaded onto my 360 that I haven't played and playing the first 15 minutes. It's been really fun jumping into a variety of games I'd normally potentially never play and it takes the pressure of my choices out. I'm ranking them on a word doc and by the end, maybe I'll extend it to the rest of my collection or maybe I'll just pick my favourite and go from there. Maybe I'll figure out what it is I really feel like playing, or maybe it'll just be a fun sampling exercise.
about 3 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Digging the new theme! What's it stand for? How do you progress through the colours? My only gaming these days essentially is having streams on in the background while I work or read or write. It's a sad state of affairs. I just want to go to all the kids in school and be like, ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN BEING AN ADULT IS TOO HARD
about 7 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
We have fallen behind on the bi-monthly picks!

I have been super busy, had a couple deaths in the family so I've been running around trying to help out family as much as I can.

Switching to a much more happy topic, I finally have a PS4! Had to pick one up since Uncharted 4 is out. Loving it so far. I have about 2 chapters to go in Uncharted and I'm planning on starting Ratchet soon.

How have you been?
about 9 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Ah, I like the theme! Spiffy!

I have a confession: My backloggery game has been abysmal as of late. I didn't beat your choice last month. I haven't been keeping up with updates (still have a ton of games to add).

It's sad.

At this point I'm afraid to even try to update - it's such a mess.

about 10 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Yeah I think that could be good. We can deal with that potentially. It was a bit of a nuts end to the year.
All hail Master Bak'laag!