Too Many Games - the backlog thread

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Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby Zohar » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:41 pm UTC

As if I don't have enough games to play already, yesterday I spent about $50 on getting all the Assassin's Creed games I haven't played yet (Unity, Rogue, Liberation, and Freedom Cry), because Steam was having a sale. One was cheaper on Amazon so I got it from there. Hmph.

What purchases have you made lately that you only might actually play months in the future?
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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby Echo244 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:57 pm UTC

Most of the Sid Meier pack on GOG.com. I leapt at it in a sale because of Alpha Centauri, found out that Covert Action was kind of fun (if things have moved on somewhat since the period in which it was set), and all the rest haven't even been downloaded yet. Pirates! keeps tempting me, but so far I've found other things to do first. And now it's summer and I'll have even less free time what with having to go outside and enjoy the good weather.

Plus, yeah, about a dozen games in my "Unplayed" category on Steam, and thirty or so others that haven't even got as far as being categorised as "Unplayed" yet, despite being there for months if not years...
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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:11 pm UTC

Risen 1 and 2, Sam and Max hit the Road, Grim Fandango, The Dig, and Loom on GoG (they're on sale, like, right now), and on Steam....

My, uh.. entire list?
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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby Will » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:59 pm UTC

Company of Heroes 2 was on the humble bundle last week. I'll be happy if I get around to playing it before I'm dead.
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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby Gwydion » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:11 pm UTC

Hundreds of games, literally. The most recent additions are Saints Row 4, Sunless Sea, and all of the Total War franchise except for the first Medieval and Shogun games.


And just in case you didn't have this problem yet, the Steam Summer Sale starts in 48 hours or so...

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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:25 pm UTC

Gwydion wrote:Hundreds of games, literally. The most recent additions are Saints Row 4, Sunless Sea, and all of the Total War franchise except for the first Medieval and Shogun games.


And just in case you didn't have this problem yet, the Steam Summer Sale starts in 48 hours or so...


Make the time. You're looking at 20-40 hours of game before you're done with the story and however much more you spend on screwing around.

Make the time.
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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby Xanthir » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:46 pm UTC

ST isn't fucking around.

MAKE.
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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby Gwydion » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:40 am UTC

I plan to. Pillars of Eternity still has all of my free time locked down until I finish that.

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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby Koa » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:36 am UTC

Will wrote:Company of Heroes 2 was on the humble bundle last week. I'll be happy if I get around to playing it before I'm dead.

Well, I'll talk about it anyway.

The campaign is pretty fun from a gameplay perspective. The tiger hunt is especially memorable. The story is ridiculous though -- very mustache twirling. It pissed off a lot of Russians and it's not hard to see why. Every involved nation had their share of war crimes in WW2 of course, but if you focus on it and make a caricature out of it... The game kind of lost sight of its own namesake.

If you're interested in multiplayer, I can't recommend GeneralsGentlemen enough. Great casters, some first person vods with commentary. They also did a basic introduction video to the game's mechanics. Not their best video since I think it was just a stream recording, but informative.

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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:02 pm UTC

Gwydion wrote:I plan to. Pillars of Eternity still has all of my free time locked down until I finish that.

That's an RPG. Needs... what, at least a good hour blocked out to get anything done.

If you find you only have 15 minutes or so, boot up SR4. It's the kind of game that you can accomplish things in five minutes (albeit things in the "Screwing around for fun and profit" category) and a fair amount of the game is optional minigames... meaning you can fire the game up, play a hacking minigame and turn it off and you just spent 5 minutes for concrete advancement.

Given that the story is also absolutely ridiculous as well, it's not like you really have to pay that much attention to it either. Though if you do (and played the earlier games), there's several nods to the earlier games.

... But yeah, you have to play it for Johnny's sequence alone. Though the Keith David "They Live" fight is also great.
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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby Koa » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:50 pm UTC

A dangerous suggestion. It's difficult to mix in even light games with the monster that is PoE. If you get a little bit distracted because SR4 is so awesome and you don't feel like thinking too hard for a few days, details start to slip. You forget some of the several hundreds of spells and abilities in the game and the strategies that you created with them. You figure it has been a hard week and you don't want to struggle relearning some of the combat in PoE, so how about finishing off SR4? Then you start to forget details for keeping the massive PoE narrative cohesive and become emotionally detached and compelled to start over. I know the starting half of every cRPG I've played far more than the last half for this very reason.

I was having a great time with PoE until I ran into a showstopper bug that was quickly patched. It only took a few days to start the death spiral. I haven't touched it since and it depresses me.

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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby Gwydion » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:20 pm UTC

Koa wrote:A dangerous suggestion. It's difficult to mix in even light games with the monster that is PoE. If you get a little bit distracted because SR4 is so awesome and you don't feel like thinking too hard for a few days, details start to slip. You forget some of the several hundreds of spells and abilities in the game and the strategies that you created with them. You figure it has been a hard week and you don't want to struggle relearning some of the combat in PoE, so how about finishing off SR4? Then you start to forget details for keeping the massive PoE narrative cohesive and become emotionally detached and compelled to start over. I know the starting half of every cRPG I've played far more than the last half for this very reason.

I was having a great time with PoE until I ran into a showstopper bug that was quickly patched. It only took a few days to start the death spiral. I haven't touched it since and it depresses me.

This is my biggest fear, because PoE has been fantastic so far - I'm afraid it will end up like Torment, whose ending I've only ever seen on Youtube because I take long breaks from it and can't remember what I'm doing or how to get back into it. As to your suggestion ST, if I have 10-15 minutes to kill I must build a boat.

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Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Postby tarascon » Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:59 pm UTC

I spend whatever floating cash I have on books so I can't buy games that I won't play immediately (and then obsessively). But... to stay on topic, I'd buy The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt right now and bank it for when I wrap up my current game (Shadow of Mordor). Another game I'm interested in buying and putting aside for later is Guild Wars 2; I've played LOTRO since 2010 and the constant need to keep my VIP account active--i.e., spend money--is getting old. GW2 is a one time purchase... a rare thing for MMO's.
Those are two games I'd be happy to vault for later.
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