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Another month of shame is upon us. We've got most of the month to clear a title off our pile before GTA IV comes out and makes the world implode. Let's get to it!

I haven't been a very good boy when it comes to playing these. I'm going to make a concentrated effort to play my game this month.

[u]Multi-Platform[/u]
Max Payne 2 - Hemi, wanderingtaoist
Overlord - Atras
Half Life 2 Episodes - pnueman, Botswana, 4dSwissCheese
Resident Evil 4 - nsmike
Army of Two - Swat
Star Wars: Republic Commando - Botswana, Hemi
Bioshock - Stryker, tanstaafl
Burnout 3: Takedown - Quintin_Stone
Bully - Ulairi
Prey - subaltern
Assassin's Creed - Nightmare
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Schmutzli
Doom - Botswana
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion - pneuman
Rock Band Expert Tour - [i]Farscry[/i]

[u]Xbox 360[/u]
Perfect Dark Zero
Saint's Row - Swat
Chromehounds - Botswana
Halo 3 - Stryker
Lost Odyssey - Ulairi, Mystic Violet, 4dSwissCheese
Mass Effect - Tkyl, subaltern, kaostheory
Crackdown - Dysplastic

[u]PS3[/u]
Lair
Ratchet and Clank: Future Tools of Destruction - Swat

[u]Wii[/u]
No More Heroes
Super Paper Mario - [s]nsmike[/s]
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Swat
Super Mario Galaxy - Swat
Elebits - Botswana
Dragon Quest Swords - [i]Farscry[/i]

[u]PC[/u]
Baldur's Gate II
The Witcher - DeThroned, tanstaafl
Crysis - Nightmare, Coldstream
Planescape: Torment - Nightmare, 4dSwissCheese
Fallout - Dysplastic
The Longest Journey - Dysplastic

[u]Nintendo DS[/u]
Puzzle Quest

[u]PSP[/u]
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - Vrikk, Ulairi
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops - Trachalio
Tales of Eternia - [s]Mystic Violet[/s]
Silent Hill Origins -subaltern

[u]Playstation 2[/u]
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
Steambot Chronicles - Botswana
God of War - Quintin_Stone
Metal Gear Solid 3 - [s]Trachalio[/s]

[u]Gamecube[/u]
Killer7 - Trachalio

[u]Playstation[/u]
Suikoden - Vrikk

[u]GBA[/u]
Final Fantasy I&II: Dawn of Souls - Azure Chicken

[u]SNES[/u]
Chrono Trigger - wanderingtaoist, Mystic Violet

* - I'm running out of fresh ideas. Hence, the corny title. I reserve the right to change this later.

I'm going to fire up Max Payne 2. I haven't decided if I want to play it on my PC or Xbox (yes, I own it on both). I'm in a bit of a PC mood recently, so I'm leaning in that direction.

Now, if I could only find my old save file so I don't have to start from the beginning.

I need to finish Super Paper Mario on the Wii. Since I think I'm actually pretty darned close to the end of that one already, I'll make an effort to get Resident Evil 4 on the Wii out of the way, too. haven't even cracked the case open on that one, yet.

Nice Hemidal, Max Payne 2 was totally awesome. Yeah I'm feeling the GTA crunch as well, I know I gotta get a few knocked off the list before then.

PS3: Ratchet and Clank
Wii: Zelda: TP
Wii: Mario Galaxy
360: Army of Two
360: Saints Row

Ok I completely failed March. I blame it all on WoW.

Bioshock will get finished this month (360)
Halo 3 will also get finished this month.

NO EXCUSES!

List should be current.

I've gotten into the habit of playing PS2 while on the exercise bike. Due to illness and vacations in March, I didn't have much bike time. So... God of War and Burnout 3 in April!

Xbox 360:
Lost Odyssey
Bully

PSP:
Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core

Screw it, I'm going to make a commitment this month

360 -
Half-Life Episodes 1 & 2
Chromehounds
Doom

PS2
Steambot Chronicles (c'mon, I'm like on the last leg of the game. Why haven't I finished this yet?)

Wii
Elebits

X-Box
Urban Chaos: Riot Response
Star Wars: Republic Commando

I fully plan on picking up Rainbow Six Vegas 2 this month, so I need to do something to assuage my guilt.

EDIT - Changed to be clear which platforms I'm playing them on. Does Doom count if I beat it on the PC back in the day? I kind of feel like since I'm actively playing it I should beat it.

I can't commit to much of anything this month. Final month of my last class, and I've got 3 tests to study for all a week or two apart.

Hemidal wrote:

I'm going to fire up Max Payne 2. I haven't decided if I want to play it on my PC or Xbox (yes, I own it on both). I'm in a bit of a PC mood recently, so I'm leaning in that direction.

I've been meaning to play that one again. What I would give for a (good) part 3.

I much preferred it on PC. I felt it was smoother and more responsive. Either way, you can't really go wrong. It was a pretty good transfer from PC > Xbox.

I did complete Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney last month at least.

This month I'll get rid of Lost Odyssey.

Hemidal wrote:

List should be current.

I listed 2 games in my post...

I haven't started it yet, but I'm hoping to play through Mass Effect on the 360.

nsmike wrote:
Hemidal wrote:

List should be current.

I listed 2 games in my post...

Resident Evil is under mutli-platform, it's out on GC, Wii, PC and PS2. SPM is under Wii. The games are generally the same across platforms, so I lump the multis together so you can see who else is playing the game.

List is current

Hemidal wrote:
nsmike wrote:
Hemidal wrote:

List should be current.

I listed 2 games in my post...

Resident Evil is under mutli-platform, it's out on GC, Wii, PC and PS2. SPM is under Wii. The games are generally the same across platforms, so I lump the multis together so you can see who else is playing the game.

List is current

Ah, well then, I just didn't know the rules, and therefore had no reason to think I should look at the multiplatform section.

nsmike wrote:

Ah, well then, I just didn't know the rules, and therefore had no reason to think I should look at the multiplatform section.

I pretty much make them up as I go along. I added multi-platform when people started signing on for the same games but different systems. That way you can have one game with 3-4 people playing it instead of 3-4 platforms with one person playing a game in there.

Sign me up for Mass Effect again. I also bought Prey, so sign me up for that as well. I have a good feeling about this month!

I just started Gladius for the Xbox. Yes, I'm very behind.

ChrisGwinn wrote:

I just started Gladius for the Xbox. Yes, I'm very behind.

Had to do a search on that one. Came out on all three last gen consoles, so I put it in multi-platform.

Despite my insane addiction to LoTRO, I hope to finish The Witcher this month. I can't say I'm terribly far into it but it's drawn me away from my beloved MMO for longer than I'd care to admit.

I need to finish Crysis on PC and Assassin's Creed on 360. Also, for extra credit, Planescape: Torment on PC.

We should be good to go. As no one has bagged on me for the title of the thread, it's staying corny.

I'll definitely do the HL2 Eps, so keep me down for those. Beyond that, I've narrowed it to Oblivion or Lost Odyssey. I know Lost Odyssey is about a 40-50 hour game, but what would I be getting myself in for with Oblivion? How long is the main quest? Are the side quests interesting and compelling in their own rights?

I'll commit to finishing
Fallout 1: PC
Crackdown: Xbox 360

Can't say for sure what else...

I've had this for years but I haven't got around to it: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic [edit: for xbox].

OK, I'll join in here if I may. Hopefully this will motivate me to clear out some of my backlog.

Put me down for Bioshock (been sitting somewhere in the "Code Yellow" level forever) and The Witcher (played the first chapter then never got back to it for some reason).

I'll also be playing TurboTax this month, but I'm not sure that counts...

ETA: All are for PC, btw...

tanstaafl wrote:

I'll also be playing TurboTax this month, but I'm not sure that counts...

ETA: All are for PC, btw...

Turbo Tax used to count, but I think it's played out with the yearly iteration. The really need to re-invent the genre.

I put you in Bioshock under multi.

I still don't see Doom. Should be multi-platform though I'm playing it on the 360 right now.

I figure with the mass appeal and the new shift in how people see console games that Turbo Tax on the Wii is likely to see a release next year.

Botswana wrote:

I still don't see Doom. Should be multi-platform though I'm playing it on the 360 right now.

Sheesh, kill me for a 15 year old game all ready

It's now under multi.

Max Payne 2 is down and it's only 2nd April. This is shaping up to be a good month. Obligatory thanks to motivation from this thread. The game itself was great, can't think of any drawbacks - it was polished, well-written and told, with great characters, creative and uberstylish. I slightly prefer it to the first one, but it may be only the graphics thing. Hemi, enjoy your playthrough.

Now on to Chrono Trigger. I will make some more commitments later.

wanderingtaoist wrote:

Max Payne 2 is down and it's only 2nd April.

Did you beat it on all difficulty levels? You get a surprise at the end if you do.

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