Whatcha marathonin'? What do you think ABOUT marathoning all previous games? Personally I like to distance myself so the sequel feels fresher. But I tried Twilight Princess and that game is uuuuuglier than I remember it. I'm playing Demons Souls now, but that's not really a marathon, I've never played it.
I've never gotten around to playing the Gears games so I picked up the "triple" pack the other day for like $15 and am making my way through the first two now in possible anticipation of playing 3 soon. I'm not really sure what I think of 1 yet, so we'll see.
I just finished Resistance 2 an hour a go. It was good- I kinda want to play Resistance 3... but probably not $60 worth. I'll probably play my used copy of Killzone 2 I've got here until my copy of Gears 3 comes in the mail. OH! Then I want to play Resident Evil 4.
Almost finished with Wind Waker which I'll finish off about a week before I get Skyward Sword (release day or otherwise).
Have also been playing some Sonic and Knuckles to get some achievements. Will probably play all the stages that are in the game before release.
I'll be playing Starcraft II's SP again before the next one comes out. I lost all my Mass Effect 2 saves when my HDD crashed so I'll prolly end up rocking through that again. Also, I'm juuuust about finished Witcher 2 so I'm thinking of playing the first game. Is it worth it?
I need to finish ME2 before ME3 comes out. I've tried to play through the game twice now, and during both of those times, the PC I was playing it own decided not to work anymore.
I guess as far a marathon gaming goes, I usually do it with the Half-Life games every year. But it's been since EP2 since I've done that because I told myself I wouldn't replay them until Black Mesa: Source was released. And well... it's one of those mods that i'm not sure will ever come out. But they say they are close. So who knows.
nah it's like 3 and a half weeks.
I'll probably play through ME1 & 2 before the third comes out just so I know what's going on.
You should start relatively soon. Playing through both of those games is a pretty decent time investment.
Also, I'm juuuust about finished Witcher 2 so I'm thinking of playing the first game. Is it worth it?
After Witcher 2, I don't think so. The only incentive I had for Playing Witcher 1 before the sequel was to import the save. That ended up being kind of a cool thing, but not worth the 40h+ time investment. Plus it ain't all that exciting after the Witcher 2, which is just an infinitely better game.
If you do decide to play it, then go with the hard difficulty. Normal offers no difficulty in combat outside of boss battles. I don't even want to know how dull Easy is.
On topic: No, not really planning to play through something again. I did play Witcher 1, but that was all new to me. Gears 3 is a weird one - I usually get Gears fatigue after playing any of the prior games for a while and since those games are all so similar I don't really want to ruin my Gears 3 experience. I might go through Mass Effect 2 once more, perhaps even move my whole Mass Effect experience onto the PC. Probably won't though. Maybe I'll pop in BioShock 1 for a while, I don't know.
I started playing through Gears 1 on easy just to refresh myself, but one look at my backlog and the packed upcoming release calendar and I went back to playing unplayed stuff.
Yeah I've had that happen to me a few times too.
I hate marathoning games in general, especially before a sequel, because then I'm just burned out on the gameplay before the new one comes out.