2024 - 12 Month Pile Program

February was a month of being stressed and busy all the time, so -- as often happens -- I played a lot of games for escapism, but was kind of scattered.

Added: 2
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PS5)

Finished: 1
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Potionomics (PC)

I'm going to be very tempted to add Unicorn Overlord in March.

Also Played:
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Tyranny (PC)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Sid Meier's Civilization VI (PC)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Chained Echoes (Switch)

Plus DQM and Like a Dragon, of course. Heavily.

Dropped: 0

2024 Pile Progress: 13 (7 finished + 8 dropped - 2 added)
Current Backlog State: IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)33 / IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)3

Goals for the First Quarter of 2024:
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Chained Echoes
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Cocoon
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Final Fantasy VII Remake (already beaten; going for platinum)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Final Fantasy VII Remake: Episode INTERmission
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Golden Idol Mysteries: The Spider of Lanka
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Golden Idol Mysteries: The Lemurian Vampire
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom - though I may try to platinum this
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Super Mario Wonder

Progress on these goals has stalled in February

2024 GOTY Eligible:

Spoiler:

Cocoon (PS5)
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince (Switch)
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PC)
Potionomics (PC)
Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch)

The March monthly thread is live!

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Coming in early for March! This has felt a bit like a recovery month after a very busy February, but parts of March have been very busy, too. It's made me realize how much I need a vacation!

Added: 1
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (PS5)
For those in the know, I'm at the point where taxes have gone up.

Finished: 0

Also Played: 2
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PS5)
Chapter 9 (of 14), and working up to a 3-star resort at Dondoko Island

IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince (Switch)
In the middle strata

Dropped: 0

2024 Pile Progress: 12 (7 finished + 8 dropped - 3 added)
Current Backlog State: IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)34 / IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)3

Goals for the First Quarter of 2024:
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Chained Echoes
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Cocoon
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Final Fantasy VII Remake (already beaten; going for platinum)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Final Fantasy VII Remake: Episode INTERmission
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Golden Idol Mysteries: The Spider of Lanka
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Golden Idol Mysteries: The Lemurian Vampire
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom - though I may try to platinum this
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Super Mario Wonder

I basically stopped making progress on these as soon as Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth came out

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Goals for the Second Quarter of 2024:
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Eiyuden Chronicle Rising (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Final Fantasy VII Remake (already beaten; going for platinum)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Final Fantasy VII Remake: Episode INTERmission (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Chained Echoes (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Tyranny (PC)

All of these would get me to 29 on my backloggery, and I'd like to be there before I purchase anything else. Any additional progress is a stretch goal.

2024 GOTY Eligible:

Spoiler:

Cocoon (PS5)
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince (Switch)
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (PS4)
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PC)
Potionomics (PC)
Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch)

March Report~~

Added:
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Steam)
Walkabout Mini Golf: Around the World in 80 Days DLC (Meta)
Walkabout Mini Golf: Ice Lair DLC (Meta)

Finished:
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch)
Metroid Dread (Steam)
Walkabout Mini Golf DLC (Meta)

Made Progress In:
Alan Wake 2 (Epic)
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Steam)

Modest progress this month. I will probably beat Alan Wake 2 soon since I just hit the point of no return for Saga. And I'll get into Yakuza 6 properly since I only reached the 2nd chapter.

Purchased

  • Lunar Silver Start Story Touch (iOS)

Completed

  • Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster (PC/Steam)
  • Tomb Raider III (from Tomb Raider I-II-III Remastered) (PC/Steam)
  • Tomb Raider Unfinished Business (from Tomb Raider I-II-III Remastered) (PC/Steam)

Dropped
None

Currently playing

  • Monster Hunter World Iceborne (PS5) - Trying to get the Platinum trophy for the Iceborne expansion. 3 gold crowns remaining.
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS5) - For the GWJ JRPG club
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll (PC)
  • Jusant (PC)
  • Earth Defense Force 5 (PC)

Planned purchases for 2024

  • Tomb Raider I-II-III Remaster (PC) - Purchased

Ramblings
Another month with very little progress in pretty much anything, other than beating Tomb Raider III (again). These days, I'm more interested in replaying games than playing new things, apparently. Which I am fine with.

One thing I am not fine with is playing too many things at the same time, and it is definitely the case at the moment. For the month of April, I plan to finish some of the short games I am currently playing and not start anything other than the current JRPG game club game.

The big question mark at the moment is FFVII Remake. I started playing it, made it to chapter 7, but it's just not clicking with me. I find the dungeons boring and repetitive. I'm not excited about the combat. I just can't find the motivation to fire it up, and I expect I will be dropping it at some point.

First quarter of 2024 is gone already? Jeez, where does the time go? Well, it was a relatively good month. Managed to play a fair bit. Added some shorties and one white whale (can you guess which?) but mostly stuck to getting my game on with what I have.

Beaten:
The Baconing (PS3)
The Legend of Dragoon (PS4) - Got the Platinum!

Added:
Lil Gator Game (Switch)
In Stars and Time (PC)
Alpha Protocol (PC)
Little Goody Two Shoes (PC)
Grotto (PC)
Heartbound (PC)
Time On Frog Island (Switch)
Fishing Vacation (Switch)

Played/Progressed in:

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising: Started it with the JRPG club for Q2. Hoping to finish before the main attraction in the new series drops by April's end.

Octopath Traveler: 80 hours? Seriously? That's how much I've put in? I don't know, I feel like it should be less but also more. In any case, loving it. Maybe I'll beat it this century. Not like I have the sequel waiting in the queue...

SMT IV: I've played but very little. I blame defaulting on one version or another of Picross on my 3DS. I vow to play more in April!

Bugsnax: Started it, have to get back to it in earnest. Fun little weirdo game so far!

Season: Fired it up but didn't play.

Spring is here, time for the March report.

Added:

  • Chillquarium (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)
  • Tick Tock: A Tale for Two (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Unpacking (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • A Golden Wake (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Call of the Sea (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • 39 Days to Mars (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)

Yeah, I went a little nut with a sale, so what?

Finished:

  • 39 Days to Mars (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif) - Adorable and great fun with a friend.

Dropped:
None.

Played:

  • Touken Ranbu (Browser/Android) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/mastered.gif) - Koban galore with UTC and ECII with my favorite sword.
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (uPlay) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - Making steady progress, shouldn't be too long until I reach the end.
  • Chillquarium (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - Grow fish, sell fish, get a bigger aquarium. Rinse, repeat. Very chill.

Remaining games: 57 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) (55 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif))
Progress (Games): 2 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif) + 1 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/null.gif) - 6 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif) = -3
Est. remaining hours: 723 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) (712 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif))
Progress (Est. total hours): 11 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif) + 28 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/null.gif) + 74 played IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - 49 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif) = 64

Backloggery is at -3 for 2024. A bit of a step backwards, but ah well. I've been having fun, and that's what matters.

One new game took over and prevented me from progressing on anything else. It's fine; I'm having a good time.

Finished

  • Nothing!

Started

  • Unicorn Overlord

Also Played

  • Breath of Fire 2

Paused

  • Prince of Persia the Lost Crown
  • Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin
  • Theatrhythm Final Bar Line
  • Final Fantasy X-2
  • DCS World

Jettisoned

  • Age of Wonders 4

In the Queue

  • CrisTales
  • Lost Words: Beyond the Page
  • OPUS: Echo of Starsong
  • Tactics Ogre Reborn
  • Dwarf Fortress
  • Rimworld
  • Chrono Cross
  • Fire Emblem Engage
  • Batora: Lost Haven
  • Divinity OS/2
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Tea for God
  • Touhou Artificial Dream in Arcadia
  • The Invincible

My lord I suck this year. Played a decent variety of games but only beat one DLC. Maybe it’s time to just give up on clearing the pile.

March Report
Finished

  • Cyber Core - March 12
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Definitive Edition) - March 23
  • Perfect Dark - March 23

Previous months:

Spoiler:
  • Dreamfall: The Longest Journey - Jan. 17
  • Tomcat Alley - Jan. 20
  • Redneck Rampage - Jan. 30
  • Severed Steel - Feb. 03
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth - Feb. 21
  • Dark Fall: The Journal - Feb. 29

Started

  • Invincible Presents Atom Eve

Also Played

  • Quake Champions
  • The Last Story

Abandoned

2024 Goals
Hope to get through at least a third of these. System description is what I intend to play the games on.

Spoiler:

PC

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Anachronox
  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Cryostasis
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Dark Fall: The Journal
  • Deus Ex
  • Dreamfall Chapters
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Immortality
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • LA Noire
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Mafia III
  • Silent Hill 3
  • Pentiment
  • Serious Sam 4
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Star Trek Resurgence
  • System Shock (2023)
  • The Witcher 2
  • The Wolf Among Us 2 - planned purchase

Gamecube

  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault III
  • Viewtiful Joe

Genesis/SegaCD/32X

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Silpheed
  • Strider

NES

  • The Battle of Olympus
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Strider

PS1

  • Parasite Eve 2
  • Vagrant Story
  • Xenogears

PS2

  • Fatal Frame II

PS3

  • Child of Eden
  • Dead Space 2

PS4

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • The Last of Us, Part II
  • Moss 2
  • ReZ
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Yakuza 0

SNES

  • Earthworm Jim

Switch

  • Bayonetta
  • Disney Illusion Island
  • No More Heroes
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Radiant Silvergun
  • Resident Evil 4

TurboDuo

  • Cyber Core
  • Dracula X: Rondo of Blood

Wii

  • The Last Story
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

I've completed more games this month then I did in the first three of the year. Crazy! ^^

I have completed more mini-games in the last month than... the previous months of the year, as well as the previous years, and likely previous decade. "Thank you" FF7 Rebirth.

Finished:
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII - Reunion
Open Roads