Gaming Overview – January 2013

A new year!  What does that mean?  Well… not much.  I wanted to cut down on my backlog this year, and while I’ve succeeded in “cutting the fat” of my collection by selling some games I wasn’t fond of, nothing much really happened otherwise.  It’s probably because I picked up a second job for a few months… but the good news is that no activity means not a lot of new games, either!  Anyway, I get this stuff from my Backloggery page.  Let’s begin!

Any new games?

A few.  The Steam Winter Sale ended at the beginning of the month, so I picked up Symphony (musical!), Cherry Tree High Comedy Club! (har!), and Superbrothers: Swords and Sworcery EP (indie!).  The Indie Game Stand has some pretty neat games from time to time too, so I bought Love+ (plus!).  Nintendo’s running a promotion for the launch of the Wii U Virtual Console, and is offering one game a month for a measly thirty cents… I can’t pass up such a good deal, so I picked up the game for this month, Balloon Fight (Joust with balloons!).  Finally, I kickstarted Strike Suit Zero, and that got finished, so there’s that.

Not much going on in the realm of buying this month… I’m off to a good start!

What did you beat?

Well…

  • The Walking Dead (Episodes 4+5) – I felt that the story slowed down a little in 4, but the ending in 5 was simply heartbreaking.  Overall a great game.
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited (1-28) – As I thought about the Scribblenauts series before playing it, I didn’t enjoy it too much.  I lack the creativity to really enjoy these games, though.

Yep.

What other accomplishments?

I’ve made a fair amount of progress in Pokemon Black 2, so I’m thinking I can beat it in the next week or so.  Also, with the Console Elimination Round, I’ve been making slow progress with Legend of Legaia, but I have more time to play portable than any console.  I’m also been playing Zombie Driver for my A-Z Challenge, but it’s… kinda painful, so I don’t play too much at one time.  Finally, I started (again) my Atelier Rorona completion run.  Sometimes it’s a little hard to stay focused…

Over in the Dusty Corner, I wrote about my thoughts of selling some of my games, and it might not be what you expect.  That’s the extent of it, though.

And that’s all for this month!  February had Fire Emblem: Awakening coming out, which is the best game ever obviously, and I’ll be doing something to hopefully help with my backlog and lack of writing.  Until next time!

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Gaming Overview – December 2012

A new year is here!  Great!  Maybe I’ll do better than last the last involving my gaming backlog… or other aspects of my life, for that matter.  Regardless, it’s time to look back at my gaming month (in shame), and then look forward to the shiny new year!  My stats are grabbed from my Backloggery page.  Let’s get the show on the road!

Any new games?

It wouldn’t be a normal month without buying new games!  It’s mainly because of the Steam and XBLA sales, though.  For starters, I bought the Humble THQ bundle, which came with a bunch of games I probably won’t touch.  Next, the result of using 3DS points got me Liberation Maiden (liberating!), The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (Japanese!), and Pokemon Dream Radar (Legendaries!).  For Christmas I got Code of Princess (look at that bust!) and Persona 4 Arena (Ark System’s the best!).  The XBLA sale netted me Fez (indie!), The Walking Dead (zombies!), and Jet Set Radio (graffiti!).  The Steam Winter sale let me get Darksiders II (plus all DLC!) and Thirty Flights of Loving (30!) on the cheap.  Finally, I also got Scribblenauts: Unlimited (everything!), Torchlight II (now with more Diablo!), Titan Quest (when did I get this!), Eversion (creepy!), Tokyo Jungle (survive in arcade style!), Pikmin (Pikmin!), Pikmin 2 (two!), Sonic and the Black Knight (I needed a third game for buy two get one!), and The Basement Collection (not a fan!).

…So, that’s a lot.

What did you beat?

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  • Costume Quest – Fun enough.  I wrote a post about it already.
  • Ys Origin – The Backloggery Game Club selection for this month.  I’m still in the middle of writing a post for it.
  • The Walking Dead (Episodes 1 and 2) – Fantastic narrative, and the decisions you have to make really drive everything home.  Highly recommended.

That’s it.  As usual, it’s bad looking.

What other accomplishments?

Well, I started playing my Steam Recommendations, though I’ve only beaten Costume Quest and Ys Origin.  I’ve started Portal 2, but progress is sporadic.  Beating Costume Quest also got me one step closer to finishing the A-Z marathon, with only six games remaining.  I also made progress in The Denpa Men and Pokemon Black 2, but I’m no where near beating them.

In the Dusty Corner, I only wrote one post, basically my Games of the Year 2012.  Nothing too special going on there.  I didn’t really write much, as you can see.

And that’s all for this month.  Next month I may or may not be extremely busy, we’ll see.  Also, whether I’m busy with gaming or not is up for debate.  See you then!