Checkpoint: Living in the Backlog Edition


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.

A giant goat chews on Goombas in this trailer

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I’ve found Paper Mario: Sticker Star endearing ever since its initial reveal. It wasn’t enough to add to my growing list of must-get 3DS games but I kept an eye on it.

My problem with it (and Super Paper Mario) is that it seems very safe. There is the “wacky” sticker mechanic but the tone of the game felt like a fairy tale and didn’t seem to make its way into wackier territory.

This trailer of the upcoming 3DS Paper Mario game is breaking out of its shell a bit. If the final game goes further with its wackiness, it could end up being one of the more entertaining Paper Mario games to date.