Posted by Drakoji (230 posts) -

Hey guys.

I'm a nobody on these forums but I've been working a list and rounded up 50 games I didn't finish, but I'd like to finish.

That's where you duders can come in.

I really don't have an idea where I want to start. So I thought that maybe you guys could maybe help me choose.

So here's the list.

1 ALAN WAKE

2 ALICE: MADNESS RETURNS

3 BASTION

4 BIT TRIP RUNNER 1

5 BIT TRIP RUNNER 2

6 BORDERLANDS 2

7 BURNOUT PARADISE

8 CAVE STORY +

9 CHRONICLE OF RIDDICK

10 DARK SOULS

11 DARKSIDERS II

12 DEFENSE GRID

13 DEUS EX HUMAN REVOLUTION

14 SKYRIM

15 FREEDOM FORCE

16 GIANA SISTERS

17 KINGDOM OF AMALUR

18 LA-MULANA

19 MARK OF THE NINJA

20 ROGUE LEGACY

21 THE WITCHER

22 THE WITCHER 2

23 XCOM

24 YS OATH / ORIGINS

25 WARHAMMER SPACE MARINE

26 TITANT QUEST: IMMORTAL THRONE

27 TORCHLIGHT 2

28 DIVINITY II

29 MACHINARIUM

30 PSYCHONAUTS

31 SAINTS ROW 4

32 SPELUNKY HD

33 PAPERS, PLEASE

34 TOMB RAIDER

35 DUST AN ELYSIAN TALE

36 VANQUISH

37 RAYMAN ORIGINS

38 TALES OF XILLIA

39 DRAGON'S CROWN

40 YAKUZA 4

41 DRAGON DOGMA

42 RECETTAR

43 EARTHBOUND

44 MARIO AND LUIGI: DREAM TEAM

45 SHIN MEGAMI TENSAI IV

46 FIRE EMBLEM AWAKENING

47 SUPER MARIO LAND 3D

48 ETRIAN ODESSEY IV

49 LOST ODESSEY

50 NI NO KUNI

If not, maybe give tips on how I should navigate this maze of games.

#1 Edited by ThunderSlash (1970 posts) -

Use HowLongToBeat.com and figure out the shortest games on there. Play those first.

#2 Posted by Nictel (2442 posts) -

Start with Papers Please. Be sure to play Saints Row 4.

I dunno if you want to finish them all start with the shortest and work your way up. Some games like Rogue Legacy are great for short runs.

#3 Edited by Drakoji (230 posts) -

I was thinking about starting one from start to finish without touching anything else, keeping my run as pure as possible.

Unless they are portable games I guess.

And thanks @thunderslash for the website, could be useful. If it's not to know where to start, I'll know what to expect at least.

#4 Posted by Excast (1041 posts) -

There are a lot of massive RPGs on that list.

#5 Edited by Pr1mus (3956 posts) -

Go in alphabetical order.

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#6 Posted by wemibelec90 (1839 posts) -

@thunderslash said:

Use HowLongToBeat.com and figure out the shortest games on there. Play those first.

From experience, that backfires horribly because you then have all the long games to play at the end.

I find randomly picking my games from my backlog to helpful when I can't decide what to play. Just use Random.org, type in the number of games, and let a computer choose for you!

#7 Posted by ThunderSlash (1970 posts) -

@wemibelec90: Yeah, that can happen. It doesn't happen to me because I always end up with more new games regardless of how many I finish.

#8 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (6012 posts) -

Maybe play a single long Rpg in tandem with other shorter games. Examples of shorter games being Vanquish, Bastion, Warhammer and Mark of the Ninja.

#9 Edited by Drakoji (230 posts) -

@excast: I'm a JRPG fan, it comes with it.

@wemibelec90 I was going to do that right now. And the result is... 19.

Mark of the Ninja it is! I'll maybe do a mini-review of each games after each of time, to chronicle my way through all that.

#10 Posted by wemibelec90 (1839 posts) -

@thunderslash: Self-control? Heh. I have a huge problem with that too, but recently I've been trying to hold back on buying games I'm not going to play immediately in favor of finishing old stuff. Hard, but gets you through that backlog much faster.