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AJ's backlog challenge - choose a game for me to beat!

by alienjesus Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:00 pm

Hi all,

My backlog is getting fairly sizeable, and I'm not always good at focusing myself on games I've purchased in a timely fashion. So, I'm going to let you guys choose which ones I should prioritise for me!

Here's the rules:

1. Go to my backloggery page https://backloggery.com/games.php?user=Alienjesus&status=1 and choose a game that you'd like to see me beat.

2. 1 game per person please! At some point once I've worked the list down, I may reopen submissions to allow a second game choice per person, but I want to focus on everyones first picks first!

3. Be reasonable. There's no reason you can't choose a 80 hour RPG or a super hard shmup, but if there are already lots of long RPGs and difficult shmups on my list, I'd appreciate it if you consider another option - the more diverse my list is, the quicker I'll get through it! Of course, if you absolutely insist that I HAVE to play Xenoblade Chronicles X, I'll still accept it!

4. There's no real time limit for this, but I aim to start soon and run this as a challenge all the way through 2018. I won't play games in any particular order, but if I add second choices, I'll try and beat all of the first choices before moving on.


Here's the link again, I'm looking forward to seeing what choices you guys make: https://backloggery.com/games.php?user=Alienjesus&status=1


Choices:
1. Star Control 2 (3DO) - MrPopo
2. Spyro the Dragon (PS1) - Ack
3. Portal 2 (360) - Noiseredux
4. Fire Emblem: Fuuin No Tsurugi (GBA) - Exhuminator
5. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GC) - Michi (but beat Spyro first!)
6. Crystalis (NES) - Sarge
7. Shenmue 2 (DC) - BogusMeatFactory
8. Suikoden (PSN) - Markies
9. Dead or Alive 2 (XBox) - Pierrot
10. Shinobi (3DS) - Gunstar Green
11. Seiken Densetsu 3 - Xeogred
12. Resident Evil Revelations - Elkinfencer10
13. Ecco: The Tides of Time - Keyglyph
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Re: AJ's backlog challenge - choose a game for me to beat!

by MrPopo Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:03 pm

Edit: Originally I said "Obviously the answer is: The Legend of Zelda - NES". But then I talked with AJ and apparently that's a case of him having the original cart unbeaten, while he has actually beaten the game.

So that in mind, I vote Star Control 2.
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Re: AJ's backlog challenge - choose a game for me to beat!

by Ack Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:08 pm

Knock out Spyro the Dragon for PlayStation. It's pretty easy and fairly short. You should be able to finish it off quick, and you'll feel better about eliminating something from your backlog.
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Re: AJ's backlog challenge - choose a game for me to beat!

by noiseredux Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:13 pm

Portal 2. It's not terribly long, but it is terribly awesome.
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Re: AJ's backlog challenge - choose a game for me to beat!

by Exhuminator Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:14 pm

Fire Emblem Fuuin No Tsurugi. The schadenfreude will be delicious.
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Re: AJ's backlog challenge - choose a game for me to beat!

by Michi Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:24 pm

Ack wrote:Knock out Spyro the Dragon for PlayStation. It's pretty easy and fairly short. You should be able to finish it off quick, and you'll feel better about eliminating something from your backlog.

I concur with Ack. I think this would be a good choice to start off with.
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Re: AJ's backlog challenge - choose a game for me to beat!

by alienjesus Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:24 pm

Michi wrote:
Ack wrote:Knock out Spyro the Dragon for PlayStation. It's pretty easy and fairly short. You should be able to finish it off quick, and you'll feel better about eliminating something from your backlog.

I concur with Ack. I think this would be a good choice to start off with.


I have no problems with this, but are you sure you don't want to take advantage of the fact Ack already chose it to choose another game you like too?
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Re: AJ's backlog challenge - choose a game for me to beat!

by Michi Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:27 pm

Honestly, it was the first one to pop out to me.

Though I will say, if you want to jump between games a little, either the N64 or Gamecube Mario Gulf games would also be a great choice.
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Re: AJ's backlog challenge - choose a game for me to beat!

by alienjesus Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:32 pm

Michi wrote:Honestly, it was the first one to pop out to me.

Though I will say, if you want to jump between games a little, either the N64 or Gamecube Mario Gulf games would also be a great choice.


I've beaten the N64 and GBA ones, but I still need to play the Gamecube, GBC and 3DS ones. Seeing as GC was on your list, I'll put that down!

Ill be sure to finish Spyro first ;)
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Re: AJ's backlog challenge - choose a game for me to beat!

by Sarge Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:23 pm

I'll let you stay away from the really long RPGs (it's so tempting to suggest Dragon Quest VIII or Grandia II) and go with Crystalis.
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