Checkpoint: Too Many Games Too Little Time Edition

Checkpoint: Too Many Games Too Little Time Edition

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We’re 3 months into 2017 and I already have a surprisingly long list of games that I want to play:

  • Resident Evil 7
  • Nioh
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda

I had Horizon and Mass Effect pre-ordered but I have cancelled them in order to clear way for other titles like Yakuza 0 (which I’m still playing), Nier: Automata, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Persona 5 not long after.

And I still have this pressing backlog to get through that includes:

  • Pokemon Sun
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  • The Witness
  • Firewatch

There are just too many games.

Checkpoint: The PlayStation 4 Awaits

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Am I ready? Kinda.

I’m looking forward to the launch of the PlayStation 4. I cannot wait to tinker with the new console and all its new fangled features. But as I was playing Rayman: Origins on my PlayStation 3 Slim, I found myself wondering how often I will be checking back in with that console.

I spent a lot of time playing PlayStation 2 titles on my PlayStation 3 because the launch and post launch releases weren’t very compelling. I cannot say the same for the PlayStation 4’s launch offerings though. If Battlefield 4 ends up living to my expectations, I could see myself spending a lot time with Sony’s latest.

My PS3 backlog contains numerous titles and I do wish to return to many of them. But for now, I’ll be happy with just wrapping up Rayman: Origins completely.

I picked Rayman: Origins back up again because I finished Beyond: Two Souls and wanted something without a long commitment. I’ll pen down my thoughts on Beyond: Two Souls as soon as possible because it’s a game which was only undone by its choice of story progression.

Checkpoint: Living in the Backlog Edition

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I’ll admit it. All these GIFs, screen caps and commercials of Grand Theft Auto V does make me regret not pre-ordering it during FutureShop’s E3 promotion.

I’ll get over it though. The need to clear the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 backlog prevails. I just looked through my shelf and forgot I had a few outstanding classics that need completion.

  1. Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (both games)
  2. God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  3. Injustice: Gods Among Us

I have Rayman: Origins “trophy run” to complete as well.

Injustice was an unexpected get. For whatever reason, a Costa Rican account signing in to  the Moroccan Xbox Live! Marketplace were able to download a handful of games for free including Injustice: Gods Among Us, Sonic Adventure, Flashback and Ikaruga.

I don’t like Mario & Luigi: Dream Team very much. It continues to fight me with its tutorials and lame jokes. These jokes aren’t fun puns; they just fall flat. It’s a combination of the art style and the anime influence. I found the Paper Mario series’ writing more entertaining.

I’ll stick with it but I’m just treating it like a MMORPG at this point — just give me the quest so I can move on.

Checkpoint: Backlog Spring 2013 Edition

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The next brand new title on its way to me is Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon courtesy of AMD’s Never Settle Reloaded program. It will be the third and final freebie title that accompanied my Radeon HD 7850 1GB.

Now that I wrapped up BioShock: Infinite to much satisfaction, it’s time to check the backlog. I revisited Rayman: Origins again in order to wrap up some missing trophies but I want to play something new as well. I’m juggling Super Mario 3D Land and MechWarrior: Online as well but what’s the next big game?

God of War: Ascension? Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? Those are still considered “new releases” right? I also have Persona 4: Arena and Golden sitting on my shelf, not to mention Luigi’s Mansion hiding somewhere around here as well.

So many games too little time.