Declare Your Independence from Something New by Playing Something Old

My 3 old games that I need to finish:

1. Medieval Total War 2 Kingdoms - Just rewatched Kingdom of Heaven last night and it inspired me to finish my Crusades Campaign.

2. Fallout 3 - haven't beat the original yet but want to play some of the new DLC.

And wait for it......

3. Portal - Yes, I never played Portal. So that's on my July list too.

Clemenstation wrote:

Man, I can't wait until my 'foster children' (i.e. gameslaves) arrive from overseas. I'm going to put them straight to work finishing Eternal Sonata for me. After that, they can chase down all the pigeons in GTA IV. I have a whole laundry list of exciting tasks planned!

As a side note, Fable II doesn't take too long to finish. It's doable without much grinding at all, in fact. Although I do admire the attempt to lasso the kids into being your bandit-killing min-maxers.

I thought you could pay someone to level up a character for you in World Of Warcraft so I presume those are children in Mumbai. I suppose it's a bit better than making shoes for nike.

You can knock Gears 2 off the list I finished it last night and loved it. Must try the online stuff but I expect after this amount of time I'll get my ass impolitely handed to me.

Put me down for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Gonna borrow it from a friend in N.C. And mail it back when I'm done.

Hello everyone. I'm The_Vinnlander, and I have a pile of shame problem.

Though maybe a public commitment is just what I need to finally give Too Human a whirl. I'd bought that back when it was new, and so far I've given it less than 20 minutes. (And the temptation to forget it and just buy Trine instead is staggering.)

After looking through our games and trying to find something I've never played, Kannon decided I'm going to play Legaia 2. So I suppose that's what I'll be working on for the month.

Add in Far Cry 2 for me for the PC. That'll give me something to fiddle around with while at the desktop.

I'm also going in for Far Cry 2.

I am actually, for real, played FFTA2 lately. Still hooked to WoW, but playing some FFTA2 on the side.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

I am actually, for real, played FFTA2 lately. Still hooked to WoW, but playing some FFTA2 on the side.

Oh man... I should start playing that again. I put a good 100+ hours in to FFTA, but after maybe 5 or 6 of FFTA2 I put it down and haven't picked it up again. It doesn't help that my wife pinched my DS because she spilled a drink on hers -- it still works, but it's awfully sticky!

Took me a while to decide on this month's initial list...

Well, mark me down for round 3 of My Willpower vs Robotech: Battlecry (GC/multi) - the game has a number of tough areas that I really didn't expect coming in. Often, if I do finish them after many tries, it's only with a smidgen of health left. Other times, I've turned to a walkthrough to find out that I should have exploited the game (example: in one escort mission, don't even bother trying to shoot things; just circle around releasing decoys every 5 seconds or so...WTF??).

Looking forward to finally putting Wallace & Gromit: Fright of the Bumblebees (PC/multi) to rest. It's the first episode of the series and I've had it since it came out, but have only gotten halfway through.

I've been grinding my way through Dragon Warrior III (NES) for a week now. Considering my party is level 25, I think completing this one by the end of the month is realistic.

Is this thread related to "Remember Me? I'm the Pile Over in the Corner"?

I have Legend of Zelda the Twilight Princess (Wii version) undone. I can try to finish it if i can break my old addiction.

That was June's thread, this is July's. There's a new one for each month.

Wow, there are a few "old games" on that list, like Bioshock, Mirror's Edge, Little Big Planet, Gears of War 2, and Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. Hmm this thread title is a bit misleading.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

I am actually, for real, played FFTA2 lately. Still hooked to WoW, but playing some FFTA2 on the side.

You declaring, or just mentioning another game actually gets some play time?

MaxShrek wrote:

Wow, there are a few "old games" on that list, like Bioshock, Mirror's Edge, Little Big Planet, Gears of War 2, and Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. Hmm this thread title is a bit misleading.

Older than 2-3 months counts in this day and age. If you want to go and play Zork, I'll be happy to add it to the list.

I hear Pong is a pretty popular title, too...

Mirror's Edge is complete! I ended up powering through about half of it while waiting for my Gears 'n' Beers invite, and then finished the last chapter-or-so last night.

If I'd written impressions of it after the first few hours, I'd have said it was an awesome game. Now, I'd that it was a good game, with its many awesome moments somewhat countered by its many very frustrating sections, where you get stuck in a try-die-retry cycle until a new idea, or dumb luck (usually the latter) smiles on you to get you through. It's a very ambitious game, and at times it's brilliant, but overall it hasn't quite figured out the magic recipe for a frustration-free 3D platforming experience.

I just borrowed about 12 PS2 games to catch up on. First step?
Final Fantasy X.

That's right Final Fantasy. I'm coming back. Did you miss me? Good. I'm about to make you my overly-dramatic Japanese bitch.

I have resurrected Angband for yet another run at it. I have been playing some variant of Moria-stream roguelikes for about 20 years or so now and have still yet to actually complete a game.

Dysplastic wrote:

That's right Final Fantasy. I'm coming back. Did you miss me? Good. I'm about to make you my overly-dramatic Japanese bitch.

I never finished X, but I had a ton of fun with it back in the day. The animation and storytelling are fabulous. It would make a great movie. I'd still like to go back and finish it one of these days.

I *finally* got around to finishing Gears of War (X360) last night.

Also did the Dragon Festival thing in Guild Wars, but that was just an hour or so of light questing.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
Dysplastic wrote:

That's right Final Fantasy. I'm coming back. Did you miss me? Good. I'm about to make you my overly-dramatic Japanese bitch.

I never finished X, but I had a ton of fun with it back in the day. The animation and storytelling are fabulous. It would make a great movie. I'd still like to go back and finish it one of these days.

I fully expected to hate X, but in fact did not. I even liked Blitzball (usually Final Fantasy mini-games are horrific for completionists... anyone remember the jump-rope challenge in FF IX?).

The ending is a little bit of a letdown, but only because it sets up X-2 which could just as well be named Final Fantasy Dress-Up Adventures.

I'm going to work on putting Fairway Solitaire (PC) to bed. I think there are only about eight courses left. They are getting harder, but I'd like to think I could finish that off by the end of the month.

I'm targeting F.E.A.R 2 (360/Multi-platform) and Gears of War 2 (360) on Insane this month.

Take Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory off of my list. I've hit the twelve hour mark in Rune Factory Frontier and have discovered that the game just keeps getting deeper and more complex. Having gone into this game expecting a Zelda-style action-adventure game, it's daunting to discover that it's a Sims/Diablo mashup with just about nothing in the way of direction or instruction.

Frankly, I don't know if I love it or hate it, but I don't think I'll be playing much of anything else this month except for hot seat matches of Heroes V with my wife.

I'm going way back and give Planescape Torment a go.

Damn, where did you even get a copy of that? I've looked, but the cheap ones all seem to cost the GNP of a small African country...

isohunt.com
I couldnt find a copy to purchase anywhere.

Slytin wrote:

isohunt.com

:)

Oh snap, son! A pirate!

Copies of Torment are expensive these days eh? If mine wasn't so dog-eared and the discs weren't all scratched to hell from falling out of their poorly designed little pouches, that sucker would be on eBay tonight.

Let's not derail the thread and get us locked down.

I'm going to put myself in for Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and Dawn of War II single player for PC. I'm actually most of the way done DoW II already, this will just give me the motivation to get to the end.