2012, end of the world, or end of your pile? - the 12 month thread

The good news is I've avoided buying games like Xcom and Dishonored. The bad news is I still havent finished Diablo 3, which should be a rather straightforward goal. Have no idea how I'll tackle Skyrim before EOY.

Okay, since we are getting into the season of sales. Thought I would post my list. Beat a few more games off of it over the last month or so. And have put tons of time into MWO and LoL which have both been awesome.

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Still on pace to get close to pile zero again before December, depending on how good the sales are throughout November. If I can get some time into Just Cause 2 and Warlock soon I will put some more time into Skyrim and CK2, both of which I still love playing here and there. Would like to start a new character with some of the mods that really change things up in Skyrim. Would also like to continue to work on my campaign in CK2 where the King of Poland is now the King of Poland AND Norway.

Also plan on playing some SWTOR when it goes F2P here pretty soon.

Kamakazi010654 wrote:

Okay, since we are getting into the season of sales. Thought I would post my list. Beat a few more games off of it over the last month or so. And have put tons of time into MWO and LoL which have both been awesome.

Still on pace to get close to pile zero again before December, depending on how good the sales are throughout November. If I can get some time into Just Cause 2 and Warlock soon I will put some more time into Skyrim and CK2, both of which I still love playing here and there. Would like to start a new character with some of the mods that really change things up in Skyrim. Would also like to continue to work on my campaign in CK2 where the King of Poland is now the King of Poland AND Norway.

Also plan on playing some SWTOR when it goes F2P here pretty soon.

Fair Warning Kamikazi, the FTP options for SWTOR look incredibly lame. For example, you have to pay for the sprint ability, and you also have very limited space battles, instances or PVP fights you can run a week. Oh, if you're a previous subscriber you also get lots of cartel coins. The catch? You have to resubscribe for a month to access them.

Long story short, I was also thinking about crossing off SWTOR since I'm like level 47 with my commando. I'm thinking instead I will probably abandon.

I just re-signed up for SWTOR, so if anyone wants to party up let me know. Haven't had the pleasure of playing with non-random people yet. Also, thank goodness this holiday season has almost nothing I'm interested in buying.

jdzappa wrote:

Fair Warning Kamikazi, the FTP options for SWTOR look incredibly lame. For example, you have to pay for the sprint ability, and you also have very limited space battles, instances or PVP fights you can run a week. Oh, if you're a previous subscriber you also get lots of cartel coins. The catch? You have to resubscribe for a month to access them.

Long story short, I was also thinking about crossing off SWTOR since I'm like level 47 with my commando. I'm thinking instead I will probably abandon.

Yeah, I am mostly in it for the story, and doing some research tonight F2P still gets sprint at level 10 (like at launch) but paying gets it for you at hte beginning. I thought it was at least kind of interesting for my Jedi Knight for levels 1-12ish when I played my free week from a friend.

I fully admit there is a good chance I will play for a few hours, remember how much I hate MMOs, and stop. But I figure I should at least give it a chance.

Warriorpoet897 wrote:

I just re-signed up for SWTOR, so if anyone wants to party up let me know. Haven't had the pleasure of playing with non-random people yet. Also, thank goodness this holiday season has almost nothing I'm interested in buying.

See for me most of my interest comes int he form of Free To Play, I can honestly say the 2 things I am most excited for for this year are Planetside 2 and Mechwarrior Online. I am already playing MWO and love it and I am really looking forward to playing Planetside 2 when it launches, both without having to actually buy anything.

I have a lot less of a problem with a pile if it represents no monetary investment from me.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
shoptroll wrote:

Enslaved: Journey to the West (PS3) - $20 or less

Well, I was gonna offer you my copy for $20, but decided to check prices, and found it's only $10 shipped at Newegg. I wouldn't feel right asking for $20 and I'll hang on to it if all I can get is $10 or less.

You're welcome!...?

Tempting, but I think I did enough damage this year already... :/

I'm abandoning Shaun White Skateboarding.

On paper, it looked neat: de Blob + Skateboards. The implementation is terrible though, mostly with the controls. It's like they took the Tony Hawk controls and the Skate controls and mushed them together without understanding what made either of them work. The result is not fun to play.

I only got it because when I cashed out of Goozex, though, so I'm not too fussed about it.

Went to target this morning for a B2G1 deal...

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Disclaimer: the game(s) were actually a birthday present from the wife, they just hadn't been released when my yearly cycle occurred this past Friday

trueheart78 wrote:

Went to target this morning for a B2G1 deal...

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Disclaimer: the game(s) were actually a birthday present from the wife, they just hadn't been released when my yearly cycle occurred this past Friday

Belated well wishes and cake and stuff!

Thanks! Now I've got 3 more games on my pile!

trueheart78 wrote:

Thanks! Now I've got 3 more games on my pile!

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Yeah, I am getting ready to post my first update in a while. I knocked Dishonored off the pile yesterday, but also added Operation Raccoon City.

But that's going to sit to the side until I find people willing to drop $20 to co-op an alright but not great game with me. On the PS3 no less!

Let's see, I beat Rayman Origins and Metroid Prime 2, and I completed New Super Mario Bros. 2. But I also added GoldenEye 007 and Monster Hunter Tri. Not bad for a month.

I already posted a larger update, but this month saw Theatrhtyhm, World of Goo, Kirby's Dream Land go down. Thinking I can at least beat the normal difficulty on Kirby's Adventure tonight or tomorrow unless I get distracted by mannes and hattes.

Unfortunately, I forgot to update my master list with Wii U titles, so I think all this progress is getting wiped next month #firstworldproblem

trueheart78's 2012 Commitment

Games in my collection I want to finish/watch the credits roll.

  • Assassin's Creed III (360)
  • Final Fantasy IV (DS)
  • Diablo 3 (PC)
  • DiRT 3 (360)
  • Dishonored (360)
  • Fable 2 (360)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (360)
  • Forza Motorsport 3 (360)
  • Gears of War 3 (360)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game (360)
  • Mass Effect 3 (360)
  • Rock Band 3 (360) *
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (360) *
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360)
  • Bastion (XBLA)
  • Beyond Good & Evil (XBLA)
  • Fez (XBLA)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (PS2)
  • Metro 2033 (PC)
  • Katamari Damacy (PS2) (lost save file)
  • Torchlight (PC)
  • StarCraft (PC) *
  • StarCraft Brood Wars (PC)
  • StarCraft 2 (PC) *

Status: 12 of 25 (48 %)

Games borrowed that I want to finish/watch the credits roll.

  • Uncharted 1 (PS3)
  • Uncharted 2 (PS3)
  • Uncharted 3 (PS3)

Status: 2 of 3 (66 %)

* = In Progress
/ = Abandoned / Sold
/ = Finished / Completed

2012 Releases I will be purchasing - list of releases

  • Borderlands 2 (360) - rented, bleh
  • Diablo 3 (PC) - Bought week 1
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (360) - zero interest now
  • Mass Effect 3 (360) - Bought on Apr 30 for $40
  • Max Payne 3 (360) - Will rent for PS3 next time RedBox has it
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360) - delayed to 2013
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) - Possibly week / day 1
  • Tomb Raider (360) - delayed to 2013
  • Torchlight II (PC) - Likely during the first big sale

Status: 6 of 9 (66%)

2011 and Prior Releases I will be purchasing and at what price - list of releases
These are the games I will restrict myself to when the buying urge comes upon me, and for lower prices than I normally would purchase (unless digital). I will not necessarily buy all of these games.

  • Bastion (XBLA) - $10 or less
  • Batman Arkham City (360) - Rented
  • Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (DS) - $20 or less
  • Driver: San Francisco (360) - $15 or less
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360) - paid $25
  • Forza 4 (360) - Lost interest
  • Minecraft (PC) - Caved at full price
  • Orcs Must Die! (XBLA) - No longer interested
  • Rocksmith (360) - No longer interested

Status: 7 of 9 (77%)

Side Goals

  • Dragon Age 2 (360) - Play through a 2nd time, load up on DLC before I do.
  • Mirrors Edge (360) - Play through a 2nd time.
  • Prince of Persia 2008 (360) - Play through a 2nd time, this time with the Epilogue DLC.
  • Saints Row the Third (360) - unlock all achievements and finish a 2nd playthrough

Status: 1 of 4 (25%)

I, trueheart78, solemnly pledge to take part in the Pile of Shame monthly threads. Even if it is just for one game, I will put forth effort to clear my ever-growing pile, one game at a time.

I also pledge to do everything within my ability to restrict my game purchases to those that I've listed, and, if I should falter, will shamefully add them to the pile in full sight of this support group.

My backloggery Memory Card is reporting a positive number for the first time ever. And that number is 14, after adding my free copy of Civilization V.

Am I missing something about Civ V? It feels almost exactly the same as what I remember Civ 2 being back in the day. It'll likely only hold my interest for a single playthrough, and only long enough to dominate the world via military means. These games just seem to drag way too slowly for me. I always feel like I should be able to accomplish something fairly quickly and it then feels like it took forever to get that thing done, but I somehow keep wanting to play.

End of October Update:

Finished
Crysis 2 (360)
Pokemon Black (NDS)

Abandoned
Shaun White Skateboarding (360)

Acquired
Bully: Scholarship Edition (360)
Tron: Evolution (360)
Cities XL 2012 (Steam)
Pokemon White 2 (NDS)

I have realized that Fall TV starting up takes away a significant chunk of time to play video games. I calculated that currently, there are up to 12.5 hours of new TV shows per week that my wife and I watch together to stay up-to-date, which is roughly the amount of time it would take to get through an entire video game.

Furthermore, a lot of my time in September and October has been spent playing Guild Wars 2 and Mists of Pandaria, and MMO's are notorious timesinks. I hit max level and finished the solo main storyline in Guild Wars 2, so even though I didn't do the dungeon to kill the big baddie, I consider this "beaten." For Mists of Pandaria, I'm considering getting the "Loremaster of Pandaria" achievement as beating it, as it implies you've completed all the main storyline leveling quests (currently level 89 and have 2+ zones to finish quests in).

Besides TV and MMO's eating up my free time, I've also pre-ordered/purchased up some fall releases, despite not really having to play them at the moment (AC3 probably could have been a Xmas gift, not a day-one purchase). Looking forward at Nov/Dec, the only things I know I'm buying are the final episode of The Walking Dead and Little Inferno (assuming it does come out this year), both of which will probably be quick games. While I don't expect to completely clear by pile by the end of the year, I do hope to whittle it back down to just a handful of games.

Games Completed in Septr/Oct: The Walking Dead: Episodes 3+4, Guild Wars 2 (3)
Games Added in Sept/Oct: Borderlands 2, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Resident Evil 6, The Walking Dead: Episode 4, To The Moon, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle, Assassin's Creed III (8)
Sept/Oct Progress: +5

Games Completed in 2012: 35
Games Abandoned in 2012: 6
Games Added in 2012: 32
2012 Progress: -9

Games in my collection I want to finish/watch the credits roll

  • Assassins Creed: Revelations (PS3)
  • Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
  • Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
  • Journey (PS3)
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3)
  • Mirror's Edge (PS3) *
  • Rage (PS3)
  • Deadly Premonition (360)
  • Saints Row 2 (360)
  • Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
  • Borderlands 2 (PC) *
  • Botanicula (PC)
  • Breath of Death VII (PC)
  • Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars (PC)
  • Crysis 2 (PC)
  • Darksiders II (PC) *
  • Dear Esther (PC)
  • Diablo III (PC)
  • Gemini Rue (PC)
  • Guild Wars: Prophecies (PC)
  • Guild Wars: Factions (PC)
  • Guild Wars: Nightfall (PC)
  • Guild Wars 2 (PC) - Finished main solo storyline
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (PC)
  • Lone Survivor (PC)
  • Puzzle Agent 2 (PC)
  • Resonance (PC)
  • Saints Row the Third (PC)
  • The Secret World (PC)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) - Finished main storyline of Imperial Agent
  • To The Moon (PC)
  • Under a Killing Moon (PC)
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC) *
  • The Walking Dead: Episode 1 (PC)
  • The Walking Dead: Episode 2 (PC)
  • The Walking Dead: Episode 3 (PC)
  • The Walking Dead: Episode 4 (PC)
  • 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (DS)
  • Dragon Quest IX (DS) *
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS)
  • Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter (DS)
  • Radiant Historia (DS)
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (3DS)
  • Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
  • Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (3DS) *
  • Tactics Ogre: Let's Cling Together (PSP)

Status: 37 of 48 (77%)

* = In Progress
/ = Abandoned / Sold
/ = Finished / Completed

Co-op games I want to finish with my wife

  • Rayman Origins (PS3)
  • Resident Evil 5 (PS3)
  • Resident Evil 6 (PS3) *
  • Portal 2 (360)
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)
  • Adventures of Lolo (NES)

Status: 4 of 6 (67%)

Pre-Purchased Games

  • The Walking Dead: Episode 5 (PC) - Nov 2012
  • Little Inferno (PC) - Winter 2012
  • Double Fine Adventure (PC) - 2013?

October update:

January: Psychoauts, Orcs Must Die!, Bastion, Renegade Ops

February: Trine, Trine 2, And Yet it Moves!, Breath of Death VIII, Cave Story+, Yosumin!, LIMBO, Cthulhu Saves the World

March: NyxQuest, Blade Kitten, I-Fluid, Legend of Zelda: Spirits Tracks

April: Aquaria, SONG SUMMONER, 初音ミク and Future Stars: Project Mirai, Shoot Many Robots

May: Mass Effect, Mega Man ZX

June: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine, Bulletstorm, Puzzle Dimension, Quantum Conundrum, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link, Amnesia: The Dark Descent

July: Q.U.B.E., Auditorium, Lollipop Chainsaw, Mass Effect 2, The Binding of Isaac, Botanicula, NightSky

August: Mega Man 9, Stacking, Jurassic Park: The Game, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Jolly Rover

September: Costume Quest, Beyond Good & Evil, Hacker Evolution, Lume

October: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Uplink, Machinarium, Tiny Band Story, Gemini Rue, Borderlands 2, Who's That Flying?!, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty

Removed: Spacechem, Archon: Classic, Lucidity, Mr. Robot, Gish, Bob Came in Pieces, Bad Rats, Sequence, Spectromancer, Your Doodles are Bugged Various pvp games

Added this year: 初音ミク and Future Stars: Project Mirai, One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP, Shoot Many Robots, Xenoblade Chronicles, Torchlight 2, Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2, Borderlands 2, Lolipop Chainsaw, Alice: The Madness Returns, L.A. Noire, Cargo – The Quest for Gravity, Grotesque Tactics 2, Sequence, Penumbra Overture, Penumbra Black Plague, Binding of Issac, Alan Wake, Stacking, Costume Quest, Chantelise, Fortune Summoners, Jurassic Park: The Game, Beyond Good & Evil, Q.U.B.E., Botanicula, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Auditorium, Defense Grid: The Awakening - You Monster DLC, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty, Pokemon Black 2

Remaining Pile: 81 (52 beaten, 29 added, 18 removed, Total Pile Change: -38)

November came so fast...

Current Game:Borderlands 2

Beaten in October: Nothing, not even an iPad game.

The List: Final Fantasy XIII, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Sonic Generations, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Rhythm Heaven Fever, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy VI, Bastion, Fez, Xenoblade Chronicles, Quantum Conundrum, New Super Mario Bros. II, Ratchet and Clank, Torchlight, The Binding of Isaac [Sheol, Cathedral and Chest runs], Diablo III [Monk run], Theatrhythm Final Fantasy [Expert], The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, 999
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Jan. Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. 1st update!

I didn't play a lot this month. I am still playing Graces ƒ, although it's beaten six ways from Sunday at this point. Still fun. Torchlight 2 was the only new game that I started playing, though I purchased it way back in May or so.

Finished this year (alphabetical by platform)

  • Alpha Protocol [color=blue](360)[/color]
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • Dark Souls
  • Dance Central 2
  • El-Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Gunslinger
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Lego Batman
  • Once Upon a Monster
  • Project Gotham Racing 3
  • Rayman Origins
  • Botanicula [color=blue](PC)[/color]
  • The Dream Machine (chapters 1-3 so far)
  • Mirror's Edge
  • Quantum Conundrum
  • Tiny Bang Story
  • Ys Origin
  • LittleBIGPlanet [color=blue](PS3)[/color]
  • Journey
  • Uncharted
  • Uncharted 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword :([color=blue] (Wii)[/color]
  • The Last Story
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Radiant Historia[color=blue] (DS/3DS)[/color]
  • 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
  • Devil Survivor 2
  • Ocarina of Time: 3D [color=red]New this month[/color]
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
  • Pushmo
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Persona 3:FES[color=blue] (PS2)[/color]

/ = Abandoned / Sold
/ = Finished / Completed

Currently playing (alphabetical by platform)

  • Bayonetta [color=green]on loan[/color] (aaaalmost done) [color=blue](360)[/color]
  • Driver: San Francisco
  • Atom Zombie Smasher[color=blue](PC)[/color]
  • Jade Empire (unfortunately on hold until I can get the technical issues sorted out...if I can)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia [color=blue](PS3)[/color]
  • Tales of Graces ƒ
  • SMT: Strange Journey[color=blue] (DS/3DS)[/color]

Games shamefully purchased this month

  • nein. for once.

I, Minarchist, solemnly pledge to remain incredibly awesome just like I am now. Also, to take part in the Pile of Shame monthly threads. Even if it is just for one game, I will put forth effort to clear my ever-growing pile, one game at a time.

I also pledge to do everything within my ability to restrict my game purchases to those that I've listed, and, if I should falter, will shamefully add them to the pile in full sight of this support group.

Copying from my Backloggery Memory card:
January:
Flight Control HD (PC)
Borderlands: Claptrap's Robot Revolution DLC (PC)
Renegade Ops + Cold Strike DLC (PC)
Bastion (PC)
Hard Reset (PC)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (PSN)

February:
Prototype (PS3)

March:
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - The Crystal Bearers (Wii)

April:
NOTHING

May:
Battlefield 3 (PC)
3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3)
Bioshock 2 (Steam)

June:
The Baconing (Steam)
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PS3)

July:
De Blob 2 (PS3)
Limbo (Steam)

August:
Toy Soldiers (Steam)
Mega Man ZX Advent (DS)

September:
Hoard (Steam)
Dirt 3 (Steam)
Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)

October:
Metal Slug Anthology - 3, 4, 5, 6 (Wii)
Transformers: War for Cybertron (PS3)
Batman: Arkham City (PS3) (last night by 11PM)

As many as 28 games if you count the DLC items separately. Otherwise 26.

Games I figure I'll play and finish by the end of the year:
Sanctum (Steam) - marked it as beat on backloggery in disguest after getting to the final wave of the final level and losing multiple times. I will try to replay the level again.
Dead Island (Steam)
Dungeon Defenders (Steam)
Mega Man 9 (Wii)
Civilization V (Steam)
Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)

I've started all of these, and in the case of Sanctum, MM9, and DD I'm quite close to finishing them.

I can't believe I haven't updated this list since June. It seems with warm weather came a much more active and social me, and now that the weather is getting cold I've become a hermit once more.

Considering the Conference Call crew noted that they all themselves go through moods where they really like games and times where they don't play much, I figure this is just a normal phase of life. As such I shall embrace it and use it to not only loooove games, but to clear the pile.

Unfortunately, my pile increased by 14 games since I checked in at the end of May, and my progress only increased by 9 games. That is a surplus of fiver games, and this doesn't even count all the digital games on my PS3 from the free PSN+ sales (just The Walking Dead).

But I've organized my physical PS3 and Xbox 360 games into two separate completion piles. I've also set aside Operation Raccoon City on the PS3 to see if I can get someone willing to nab it for $20 like I did and play co-op (hint hint nudge nudge?).

I am confident I can knock a couple other games off the pile this month (including Mark of the Ninja in the next day or two), but I have no clue what Black Friday will bring.

KEY:
* == Game I started
Bold == Game I'm actively working on
Strike == Game I've completed

Games in my collection I would like to finish/watch the credits roll:

- Lost Odyssey*
- Ico/Shadow of the Colossus
- Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword*
- Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
- Bastion
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
- Dragon Age: Origins: Awakening*
- Dragon Age 2
- Donkey Kong Country Returns*
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii*
- Epic Mickey*
- Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
- Radiant Historia
- X-Men: Destiny
- DeBlob 2
- Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
- Dead Rising 2
- Fallout: New Vegas
- A Boy and His Blob
- Vanquish
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
- Resident Evil: Revelations
- Kid Icarus: Uprising
- Mass Effect 3
- I Am Alive
- Xenoblade Chronicles*
- Dragon's Dogma*
- Theatrhythm
- Spec Ops: The Line
- Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- Darksiders 2
- Mark of the Ninja
- Dishonored
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Aliens: Infestation
- El Shaddai
- Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
- Guilty Party
- The Walking Dead (Eps. 1 and 2)
- The Last Story

Status: 18 of 42 (43%)

Other:

- L.A. Noire DLC
- Mass Effect 2 DLC

Status: 1 of 2 (50%)

On-going (Games I doubt I'll ever truly "finish")

- Pokemon White
- Super Mario 3D Land
- Mario Kart 7
- Dark Souls
- Little Big Planet

Status: 1 of 5 (14%)

For 2012
Beaten: 9
Abandoned: 6
Acquired: 11
Standing: +4

Per Backloggery, my year-to-date totals:

Beaten: 24
Completed: 11
Added: 44
Removed: 46

Without counting removals, I've added a net of 9 games over the year. If you count removals as clearing off the pile, I've removed a net of 37.

*sigh* -30 on my backloggery progress for the year

Granted, it's my all time best but I was really hoping to come in lower than that.

The progress number is an interesting idea, but mine (-35) isn't quite accurate since I have done a lot of reorganization.

Most of new games were either trades for games I didn't want anymore, Steam gifts, or cashing out of Goozex.

Here's the breakdown (grouping beaten and completed together as finished)

Had at year start: 47 (14 unfinished including 3 abandoned but re-added, 18 finished, 15 abandoned)
Bought new: 10 (6 unfinished, 3 finished, 1 abandoned)
Traded: 3 (3 unfinished)
Goozex Cashout: 7 (2 unfinished, 4 finished, 1 abandoned)
Steam gifts: 13 (11 unfinished, 2 finished)

Total: 80
Finished: 27
Abandoned: 17
Unfinished: 36

Backloggery calculates it as Progress = Beaten + Completed - New - Unfinished. They list Unfinished for me as 5, so presumably Unfinished in that calculation means games that were unfinished at the beginning of the year, but I'm not certain of that.

I started fresh at the beginning of the year, so Unfinished is 47. New is 33. So my number should be (27 - 47 - 33) = -53 but that seems high. Maybe Unfinished is calculated differently.

I think what the formula is trying to represent is what you added to the pile vs what you cleared from the pile, so games that were abandoned should be counted as well. As it stands, I don't think backloggery to take that into account because they don't track Removed when it was unfinished, vs Removed when it was finished.

The formula for that would be Progress = Beaten or Completed this year + Abandoned this year - Acquired this year. That actually puts me at +8 this year. I'm much happier with that number.

I ended up beating Mark of the Ninja last night, which leaves me with the first blank slate I've had for a while...sort of. I keep forgetting I haven't beaten Dragon's Dogma yet, but now I have weird guilt. I love Dragon's Dogma and want to play more, but I also want to get through games like El Shaddai and Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

Y'know what? I'm making a decision. I'll play El Shaddai as my short game and AC: Revelations as my long game, and once Revelations is done I'll move on to Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom as my short game and Dragon's Dogma as my long game.

Bam. Plan for November.

ccesarano wrote:

Y'know what? I'm making a decision. I'll play El Shaddai as my short game and AC: Revelations as my long game, and once Revelations is done I'll move on to Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom as my short game and Dragon's Dogma as my long game.

Bam. Plan for November.

Good luck! Long and shorts worked well for me at the start of the year. I'd pick one Retail, and one Arcade title for 360. Former was played when I knew I could sit and play for a while, the later if I only had bite sized opportunities presenting themselves.

Worked pretty well, until my current 'no-time' for games hit recently.

At this point I'm just waiting until next year. This year is a wash, so trying to make any noticeable dent is... well, not worth it.

Question: Does selling games I will never beat count?