Finished Any Games Lately?

My 2012 tally:

Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Battlefield 3
Call Of Duty: Black Ops
Cave Story+
Civilization V
Darksiders
Dead Space II
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Fez
Final Fantasy XII
Final Fantasy XIII
Halo 4
Halo Anniversary
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Jamestown
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Limbo
Mario Kart Wii
Metal Gear Solid 4
Metroid Prime 3
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
Super Meat Boy (100%)

26 games in all, which averages to about one game every 2 weeks. Not too shabby, considering the job, wife, kid, house. Normally I don't get in more than 1 or 2 hours a day, but looking at this list makes me realize I get in more gaming than I thought.

PWAlessi wrote:
Sonicator wrote:
Just finished Spec Ops: The Line after picking it up in the Steam sale. I agree with most of the reviews: the gameplay itself is adequate if uninspiring, but the story is great in a grim, Apocalypse Now kind of way. Good sense of place, too. Not too long, I knocked it over in two decent sessions. Definitely worth picking up if you see it on sale.

I finished Spec Ops too. I kind of liked the gameplay. I think that the story was depressing and dark, but good. I'd definitely recommend picking it up if you see it on sale. (I got it for $5 with Bioshock and Bioshock 2 from Amazon with some promotional discount).

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the gameplay - it just didn't really offer anything I hadn't seen before.

BlackSabre wrote:
I have no idea what I finished in 2012. How do you guys know every game you finished? You either write it down or have exceptionally good memories.

Backloggery Memory Card feature.

Hyetal wrote:
BlackSabre wrote:
I have no idea what I finished in 2012. How do you guys know every game you finished? You either write it down or have exceptionally good memories.

Backloggery Memory Card feature.

I just looked through my Steam library and looked through my profile on GiantBomb. I probably missed a couple games

If y'all are going to list all the games extending into the double digits that you completed last year, I need to unsubscribe from this thread. Way too depressing!

Vrikk wrote:
While I have not beaten many burlap sacks recently, the new Paper Mario game is not only extremely RPG light, it's the fact that the combat/gameplay is boring and useless. There are no experience points, partners, level ups, or special moves to use. All the gameplay ends up being is using the stickers you pick up to attack, but the stickers are one-time use. Therefore, if you don't want to lose your stickers then you end up ignoring all of the battles.

...and ignoring the battles makes sense since there's no point in engaging in them. They don't give you anything.

Graphics were good though. Story is predictable.

The battles give you money, which you'll want/need later on in the game. I know, it's not very intuitive.

The battles are also fun.

Demyx wrote:
Vrikk wrote:
While I have not beaten many burlap sacks recently, the new Paper Mario game is not only extremely RPG light, it's the fact that the combat/gameplay is boring and useless. There are no experience points, partners, level ups, or special moves to use. All the gameplay ends up being is using the stickers you pick up to attack, but the stickers are one-time use. Therefore, if you don't want to lose your stickers then you end up ignoring all of the battles.

...and ignoring the battles makes sense since there's no point in engaging in them. They don't give you anything.

Graphics were good though. Story is predictable.

The battles give you money, which you'll want/need later on in the game. I know, it's not very intuitive.

A majority of the money you get in the game doesn't come from battles. At least, not for me anyway. I was swimming with coins simply from bouncing around the levels.

Vrikk wrote:

A majority of the money you get in the game doesn't come from battles. At least, not for me anyway. I was swimming with coins simply from bouncing around the levels.

The end of level bonuses come from how much you battled, I believe.

But if you don't enjoy the combat then the game is probably not worth it for you.

Demyx wrote:
The end of level bonuses come from how much you battled, I believe.

That was my observation as well. You also get a small bonus from each combat if you beat the encounter in one round.

Adds up quite a bit, actually. If you beat a level with no battles fought it's only worth 3 coins (there may be a 1st-time bonus, but it's not much). But I got 2-300 after some levels.

Also, hating Paper Mario? You are dead inside. I pity you.

Eleima wrote:
Saints Row: The Third - I finished the main story, and most of the DLC, and the credits rolled. Was loads of fun, but I'm not going back for 100% completion.

I loved it, too, but once I was done, I was done. Really hoping that SR 4 happens.

KidDork wrote:
Eleima wrote:
Saints Row: The Third - I finished the main story, and most of the DLC, and the credits rolled. Was loads of fun, but I'm not going back for 100% completion.

I loved it, too, but once I was done, I was done. Really hoping that SR 4 happens.

Considering THQ went bankrupt, that might complicate things, but here's hoping!! And yeah, once the credits roll, that's usually a big "The End" sign for me, right there. Sorry ME3 but I won't be buying any DLC...

Super Meat Boy*

Did I actually beat it? No.

Did I get to "The End" World and play level 5 about a million times before looking up the youtube video of it, realizing that I had only gotten about half-way through that level, and thus decided to watch someone play the final boss on youtube as well and feeling like I absolutely made the right choice because that final level is so long compared to the rest of the game it'd be like climbing a mountain then realizing to get to the tippy-top you have to learn how to fly? Yes.

EDIT: Oh! And my official 2012 list of finished games:

Saints Row: The Third
Divinity 2
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Dirt 3
Skyrim
Plants v Zombies
Fairway Solitaire
Edge
Defense Grid
Red Faction Armageddon
Atom Zombie Smasher
Alpha Protocol
Journey
Lego Batman
Trine
Batman: AC
Spellsword
Renegade Ops
Half Life 2
League of Evil
Kingdom Rush
Portal
Squids
Burnout Crash
VVVVVV
Sonic CD
Walking Dead
Deus Ex: HR
FTL
Civilization 5
Half Life 2 Episode 1
Half Life 2 Episode 2
Bastion
Left 4 Dead
SPAZ
Limbo
Portal 2
Binding of Isaac

I will NEVER have such a "successful" year in gaming ever again, I imagine....

Okay these are the games I remember finishing 2012:

Batman Arkham City
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
AC Revelations
AC 3
Borderlands
Fallout New Vegas
Halo Reach
Halo 4
Portal 2
Resistance 2
Resistance 3
Skyrim

Here we go. It's the final list:

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition (PC)
Alice: Madness Returns (PC)
Puzzle Agent 2 (PC)
Trine 2 (PC)
Batman Arkham City (PC)
Journey (PS3)
Botanicula (PC)
Mass Effect 3 (PC)
From Dust (PC)
Sword & Sworcery (PC) Note: I had beat the iPhone version previously.
Stacking (PC)
Dear Esther (PC)
Diablo III (PC)
Windosill (PC)
Quantum Conundrum (PC)
Rock of Ages (PC)
Analogue: A Hate Story (PC)
Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita)
Gravity Rush (PS Vita)
Sound Shapes (PS Vita)
Papa & Yo (PS3)
Borderlands 2 (PC)
Persona 3 Portable (PSP)
Nier (PS3)
Thirty Flights of Loving (PC)

Well, I suppose 25 games isn't so bad. I think I got all of them. Most of them were fairly significant time investments.

BlackSabre wrote:
I have no idea what I finished in 2012. How do you guys know every game you finished? You either write it down or have exceptionally good memories.
the first thing I do whenever I finish a game is post it here. It's the only way I can keep track.

More people should use Backloggery. Honestly, marking a game as Beaten or Completed is stupidly satisfying.

Not sure how anyone else feels about this. I am not including games that I am personally just finished with, but have not played to completion if there is one. For example, I know I am done with Command and Conquer 4 as the developers pretty much sucked the soul out of that franchise with the last version. Simply not fun to play. But I didn't come close to actually getting to the end of the game.

On the other side, I do include games like MMO's that don't have a clearly defined end, but I am done with them.

I just finished Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble. Interesting game, but I feel its title is misleading, it should have been "Mischievous Girls". Was definitely a change of pace from most of the "A" games out there, a board game with a story revolving around politics, rules, morals and sexuality during Prohibition. The gameplay is fun enough, albeit a tad repetitive, it consists of little minigames. I certainly had fun with it, but not sure I'll be going back for the 15 other alleged endings. One was more than satisfactory!

BlackSabre wrote:
I have no idea what I finished in 2012. How do you guys know every game you finished? You either write it down or have exceptionally good memories.

It's easy enough for me to look at a game in my achievement list on 360 and say "yes I saw credits on that" or not. Same with the 3DS activity log. I could do the same with the Nintendo Channel on Wii but that data didn't carry over to my Wii U so I had to just name the ones I knew for sure there.

I played these on my PS3 (or Vita), unless mentioned otherwise.

Botanicula (on Mac)
Frog Fractions (on Mac)
Diablo III (on Mac)
Papo & Yo
Far Cry 3
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The Walking Dead
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
Borderlands
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Skyrim
Dragon’s Dogma
Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 2
Journey
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
The Simpsons (Arcade Game)
Dragon Age II
Renegade Ops
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
10000000 (iOS)
The Room (iOS)
Puzzle Craft (iOS)

I'm sure I have a few other iOS as well, but this seems a pretty complete list. 24 total, which is more than I thought.

Just finished ZombiU. Wow that game was good. Best survival horror game of last year I think, with just one minor blip in the middle that really annoyed me. It's on the GOTY 2013 list!

Coolbeans wrote:
Not sure how anyone else feels about this. I am not including games that I am personally just finished with, but have not played to completion if there is one. For example, I know I am done with Command and Conquer 4 as the developers pretty much sucked the soul out of that franchise with the last version. Simply not fun to play. But I didn't come close to actually getting to the end of the game.

On the other side, I do include games like MMO's that don't have a clearly defined end, but I am done with them.

I'm finding myself walking away from more games before the credits roll for similar reasons as well. I have a feeling that this is going to continue as long as my access to games continues to increase and my time to play them decreases. I usually just mark them as "null" in Backloggery when I've decided that I'm done. I'd like a better way of keeping track of games in that sort of "I'm done with it" status - if only so that I feel like I'm making some progress against the Pile.

Managed to beat New Super Mario Bros. 2 yesterday. Good game, and I'm now working on collecting star coins and finding all the secrets.

sebulba wrote:
Coolbeans wrote:
Not sure how anyone else feels about this. I am not including games that I am personally just finished with, but have not played to completion if there is one. For example, I know I am done with Command and Conquer 4 as the developers pretty much sucked the soul out of that franchise with the last version. Simply not fun to play. But I didn't come close to actually getting to the end of the game.
On the other side, I do include games like MMO's that don't have a clearly defined end, but I am done with them.

I'm finding myself walking away from more games before the credits roll for similar reasons as well. I have a feeling that this is going to continue as long as my access to games continues to increase and my time to play them decreases. I usually just mark them as "null" in Backloggery when I've decided that I'm done. I'd like a better way of keeping track of games in that sort of "I'm done with it" status - if only so that I feel like I'm making some progress against the Pile.

I do the exact same thing. The time devoted to gaming has decreased significantly and yet I have a salary now, so I have more games. Having less time to play them, I get a lot less lenient with games (they're either fun or they're out). I'll use the "null" status in Backloggery, but I'll only post here when the game qualifies for the "Beat" or "Completed" status.

Yeah I normally set them to Null as well, or just delete/don't add them entirely if it turns out there's not really much that you can "beat" (E.g: something like The Sims. MMO's, etc).

On a roll today though - that's Mark of the Ninja beaten. Fun game, and I REALLY like the "Genndy Tartakovsky" style animation.

I don't think I'm going to go back and try to unlock everything. In fact I'm going to try to be extra strict with myself on that front this year so I don't get bogged down trying to 100% a game and burn out on it. Hopefully get through a few more games that way.

Spec Ops: The Line.

Surprisingly good.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

2nd playthrough, and my Assassin's Creed Franchise playthrough continues, culminating in some video recording of Assassin's Creed 3 after the PC patch is released.

Have they released the PC patch yet?