Forget Flowers, Give the Gift of Pile

trueheart78 wrote:
mateo wrote:

Need to steer away from the Fantasy RPG genre a bit....I'm just going to wish I was still playing DA:O.

Two words: second playthrough

What do you think I am doing the other 27 days in February?

Finished Bayonetta on easy. I'm going to finish it through on at least normal before I consider it cleared from the pile.

I'm playing Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth this month.

I'm excited to keep the ball rolling this month, so between finishing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (which I popped in once I finished my January pile games), which has been fantastic, and playing Stacking when it comes out next week, I am going to set an ambitious goal of trying to get through Dragon Age: Origins before Dragon Age 2 comes out. That game has been on my pile for way too long and I feel like that is the one game that is really staring back at me from my pile and saying, "What are you waiting for?"

Well after playing Killzone 3 beta I realized I better go ahead and play Killzone 2. So I started the campaign this afternoon. Better put me down for that for now. Surely I will still get to Bioshock, but I think Kz2 will be this weekend's focus.

I think I'll add Venetica into the mix as well - that came out in October over here (i think) so should count.

stevenmack wrote:

I think I'll add Venetica into the mix as well - that came out in October over here (i think) so should count.

According to Wikipedia, it was released in November in the UK and Jan 18th over here. I'll throw it in, but it's a close one.

I'm been working hard to finish games I have lately since I think I'm feeling a little guilt from the steam sale. I've been diligently plugging away at my XBLA titles and I recently hit 100% in World of Keflings and now I'd like to officially add DeathSpank (xbla) to the list. I'm really hoping to knock several off the list this month so I can buy Torchlight guilt free

Now that I have a concept of how this thread works, My goal has changed to beating Fable 2. I log at least 2hrs in it a night but I've spent it making money and buying houses and wives. (So bad, i'm sure.) And at some point this month my goal is to beat the main storyline.

Maybe next month I can hit Fable 3

To paraphrase Scott of the Antarctic: I'm going to play Final Fantasy XIII. I may be some time.

DeathSpank done. We'll see where I go from here.

I'm going to declare Enslaved: Journey to the West as my main game and Sam & Max: Save the World as my aperitif for this month. About a third of the way through both, but I feel pretty good about this month.

Work gets crazy towards the end of the month, so we'll see if I can plow through some things before the end of February.

Well, I guess Fallout: New Vegas qualifies this month. I'm hesitant to commit to too much more given the fact that there are a couple games I'll buy in February, but I'll add DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue to avoid getting too complacent.

Ben There, Dan That, in the can. Fun little game. I am reminded (but gently, thankfully) of why I don't play adventure games; I have no patience for them. This one was pretty good, though, in terms of not being obscure.

Nice way to start the month, after taking all of January to make it through Assassin's Creed II.

I started Amnesia: The Dark Descent this month. If I don't wuss out and manage to get that off the pile maybe I'll jump to the Penumbra games or Cyrostasis.

I'll throw X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PS3 for me) on to the pile as I've been playing that.

DQ IX is really testing my patience. I'm on the last dungeon, which of course contains a boss rush of sorts.... and one of them loves to 1-shot party members with no chance to defend against it. This, combined with the braindead resurrection spell having a high chance to FAIL had me almost throwing my DS across the room last night.

I need to put it down for a week and calm down, I think. I'll still beat the @#^#%& thing this month.

I'm working on Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars on the PC. I'm about halfway done, and it's been great. I can't believe I didn't play it when it first came out.

I'm also playing CivCity: Rome. I more or less just started the peaceful part of the campaign, so I greatly doubt that I'll finish it this month, but never say never!

Thanks to Certis (that bastard!) I downloaded the Vampire The Masquerade:Bloodlines fan patch and started a new character. I'm not sure if I will go the whole way, but I am loving it, so I may as well declare it.

Would you please add The Harvest (Windows Phone 7) for me? Thanks.

Knocked off two yesterday.

Donkey Kong Country (SNES) - Count me among the "this is overrated" crowd. It's a competent, occasionally cute platformer with impressive-for-the-time graphics that haven't aged well, but it's not exactly the bee's knees...or monkey's bananas, or whatever. There weren't too many mandatory trial and error sections, which I was thankful for, and Cranky Kong was pretty funny. I was surprised to note that music was frequently recycled for levels, and I think I caught a few Super Mario World sound effects in there. It kept me going until the end without much need to force myself, so it is good, but it really didn't deserve the marketing budget and review scores it received at the time.

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (PC) - Back in 2001, I wrote a review for the non-HD version of this game and called it "the best $20 I've spent in ages!" I didn't pay $20 this time, but I stand by the sentiment. This was the first time I've finished the game in single player, and although it's a pale shadow to the blast that is going through the game cooperatively with enemy numbers in the stratosphere, it's still a great time. The upgraded visuals add a beautiful new shine to a great game.

***For the month, in addition to P.N. 03, I'd like to declare***

Art Style: Orbient (Wiiware, although there's a GBA version out there that may be Japan-only) - I'm on level 27 of 30 already. It's a great, simple concept, but what started as relaxing has become rather wicked halfway through.

Metro 2033 (PC) - Picked this up during the steam sale, and it lives up to the hype. I'm on chapter 3 at the moment.

My wife and I finished off Kirby's Epic Yarn. Awesome couples game, especially if your spouse isn't a serious gamer.... the co-op is very forgiving, and has a lot of ways to help each other and very few ways to screw each other.

Singularity is finished. Overall, it was a enjoyable ride. The last third of the game seemed a rush to the finish, with the levels being fairly short. i don't mind the overall length of the game, but it seems strange to funnel down from 1 hr levels to 30 minute ones.

Monkey Island 1 finished. I'm not sure it lived up to its reputation, but I got a few good chuckles out of it. I've started in on Monkey Island 2: SE, so I'll declare it for this month.

Killzone 2 is done, woohoo.

Single player wasn't that great, I detailed my complaints in the catch-all, but whatever. The K3 beta is still fun enough I'll probably try that down the road.

Indiana Jones and the last Crusade is done.

I don't know how I played (and beat) so many of these games when I was younger. Maybe it was just a matter of a) playing with someone else and bouncing ideas off eachother and b) spending several hours a day over the course of several weeks or months, rather than the ~5 hours I put into it this time around. Now, if I'm stuck for more than a few minutes, I head over to the Universal Hint System (much better than gamefaqs, IMO, since it only gives a single hint at a time rather than an entire walkthrough) site to get a hint.

Overall, the game was ok. It's been long enough that I didn't remember any of it. As I alluded to above, a lot of the things you need to do to beat the game are completely unintuitive, which can get frustrating and results in me only being able to play it for a little while at a time. Since the game is generally considered inferior to Fate of Atlantis, I'm looking forward to playing that next.

Women are very sensitive to your intentions and not just your actions and this is doubly true when it comes to a future mother-in-law. While you are getting to know her she is looking for any signs that would show her that you are not right for her daughter.
Toronto flowers

Jimmy wrote:

Women are very sensitive...

Very true, but not a new game. Please try again.

Hemidal wrote:

Very true, but not a new game. Please try again.

Are you sure you don't want to add Jimmy to the OP? Though would SPAM 2: The Spammening be PC-only or multi-platform?

Man. Canadians are bad enough, but now spamming Canadians?!?