by beebadarko

CCV: My Backlog, Let me show you it

All right all right. I'll show you already.


I myself have a stack of games I need to catch up on. I'll start with my PC games first.


1. Dead Space and Amnesia - I went ahead and lumped those in the same line because I haven't played them for the same reasons. I wanted to play them both in the dark and with headphones on. Until recently ( thanks Co-Optimus! ) I haven't had a good pair of headphones. So playing at night would kind most likely wake up children sleeping in the room around the corner. Having kids at the ages of two, four and seven, I don't think they'd be too happy to walk in to see Isaac getting impaled on an alien arm or the crazy stuff I heard about going on in Amnesia. No there's really no excuse for me not to play them, besides I haven't played a scary game in the dark with headphones from start to end since Thief 1-3 and I don't know if I'm ready to be screwed with on these ace headphones.


2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - This game ... I have such a love/hate relationship with it. I must have watch the development of that game for at least four years. Finally it came out and my PC wouldn't run it. Years, PCs and patches later, I can run it and it's still hard to play. I downloaded an exciting revamp of the game that fixes a lot of bugs and changes a lot of the annoying features. I guess in general it's supposed to make the game bearable. I'll feel like a champion if I just get in the gates of the Chernoyble Power Plant.


I guess that does it for PC. Let's move on to Xbox 360.


1. Elder Scrolls: Oblivion - Yeah, I know what you're going to say. "You haven't beat that yet?!". I guess I'm not that expierenced in RPGs, for one. I know the basics, but to me that game is hella complex. It frustrates me the leveling system is beyond confusing. I was at a store and even the official guide said the leveling system is confusing.  I have to go online to find the best leveling guides only to get done with my head to burst and then I lose interest in playing again. I tried the "Just wing it!" approach, and was getting my ass handed to me at level five by pretty much everything.  Maybe I'll buy a damn guide or something from a store and try go through the game that way. There's still something about the game that really doesn't allow myself to get immersed in it as much as I'd like. See The video review from The Escapist: I share my feelings on the game with him. WARNING: If you haven't watched those reviews be prepared to spend a night watching them all, I guess I was late on the boat and lost some sleep time watching them all.


2. Condemned: Criminal Origins - See PC list number 1.


3. Assassin's Creed - By this it's true, I mean the first one. I've still yet to beat it. Another game that I just can't seem to stay in tune with. I always love it for a few hours then get turned off and don't want to put it back in. By the time I want to play it again I forgot what the hell is going on and don't feel like replying from the epic long begining. By now I'm just going to say screw it and fire up my last save and push through it. I have a feeling I'm just not going to be impressed with the ending since it's a trilogy, or maybe even not be able to understand what the hell is going on. Besides assassinating political $#!&$s ages ago. Another game I was so excited about until they showed the first screen shot of it all being a simulation. I feel like I'm out of the game loop though if I don't play all three. So I need to plow through this one so I can move on the so called improved second and third.


4. Costume Quest - There's no reason I shouldn't have finished that off around the Halloween season, but I didn't. So I'm 75% through right now and I just feel weird playing it being not in the spirit of the holiday. I've been reading there's a new expansion for it out, and it's getting real good reviews. So I think I'll try to push through the last bit of the game. Even if it's just for my pumpkin mask that's rewarded.


5. Red Dead Redemption - All my co-oping and real life activities are keeping me from a lot of solo gaming. This is one that I try to play when I can, but being a Rockstar game and having kids, it's hard.


To be honest, having my kids and living in a small apartment is the biggest reason I have such a backlog. Not that it's a bad thing, I'm not trying to complain. Just stating that I'm very anal about what my kids are exposed to. I'm glad Magicka has a blood filter, that means I can play it when they are about. Also my son is playing it some, he's the four year old. He really enjoys it. 

Anyhow, there you have it.

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