My Summer Challenge

Alright folks, here's the deal. I have a mess of games that have been sitting on my backlog for well over a year now, and I currently have a decent amount of time on my hands. While I have this incredible opportunity, I'm going to milk the crud out of it by not only finishing a good chunk of it, but also to review it as well. 
 
So here's how I'll be working: as soon as I'm done typing this blog, I'm going to boot up one of my games from my backlog list that's listed below. I'm going to finish that game within a week (an extra week will be granted as soon as employment is found for the sound, making it a two week struggle per game) and post that game within the next two days of completion. Simple for most games, but once you look at my list, you'll see that I'm working towards the impossible. 
 
Here's the selection of my backlog that I will be working on (in no particular order):  

  
And if time permits: 
    
In addition to this, I shall be continuing to work on my Japanese skills every day, including teaching some online classes and (hopefully) tutoring. This will be a daily thing as well with me going through sections of Japanese readings and translating them, including some video game snapshots.  
 
So really, I'm walking on a very thin string here in terms of time alloted. I'm very determined to get going on this goal and will be updating my blog frequently enough to make note of my progress, so keep an eye out for those. 
 
Time to get started!
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Posted by JackiJinx

Alright folks, here's the deal. I have a mess of games that have been sitting on my backlog for well over a year now, and I currently have a decent amount of time on my hands. While I have this incredible opportunity, I'm going to milk the crud out of it by not only finishing a good chunk of it, but also to review it as well. 
 
So here's how I'll be working: as soon as I'm done typing this blog, I'm going to boot up one of my games from my backlog list that's listed below. I'm going to finish that game within a week (an extra week will be granted as soon as employment is found for the sound, making it a two week struggle per game) and post that game within the next two days of completion. Simple for most games, but once you look at my list, you'll see that I'm working towards the impossible. 
 
Here's the selection of my backlog that I will be working on (in no particular order):  

  
And if time permits: 
    
In addition to this, I shall be continuing to work on my Japanese skills every day, including teaching some online classes and (hopefully) tutoring. This will be a daily thing as well with me going through sections of Japanese readings and translating them, including some video game snapshots.  
 
So really, I'm walking on a very thin string here in terms of time alloted. I'm very determined to get going on this goal and will be updating my blog frequently enough to make note of my progress, so keep an eye out for those. 
 
Time to get started!
Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell

How much are you going to put into Disgaea? Just gonna beat the story or....?

Posted by SuperfluousMoniker

Good luck! This also reminds me that I really need to beat Robotrek someday.

Posted by JackiJinx
@MasterOfPenguins_Zell: I'll try to do a little bit of everything so that I can get an accurate feel of it.
Posted by Claude

I'm going to pick the only game I've played on that list; Metal Gear Solid 2. 
 
It makes me happy to know that true hardcore is not the newest fucking shooting game or whatnot. Wait, that means I'm a softcore gamer, or as I like to say, hardcore casual.

Posted by Coombs

OR
You could go outside

Posted by Claude
@Coombs said:
" OR You could go outside "
That's just dumb.
Posted by NathHaw

Kinda wish you'd move some of those around to fit in Persona 3 considering I think you'd like it more than some of the others with higher priority, but I suppose it is a huge time commitment.  Good luck on the mission!

Posted by Video_Game_King

I'd suggest starting with Metal Gear Solid 2. Metal Gear Solid games have this odd tendency to be stupidly short.

Posted by JackiJinx
@Bloviator: The only reason I don't have Persona 3 as a high priority is because I've completed a good chunk of the game already. The game can wait a little longer.
Posted by Jadeskye

you're not gonna see the sun for a while! God speed sir!

Posted by eroticfishcake
@JackiJinx said:
" @MasterOfPenguins_Zell: I'll try to do a little bit of everything so that I can get an accurate feel of it. "
I'll give ya five quid if you can level up one character to the highest possible level.
Posted by Xpgamer7

Oh god, you're going to have to spend at least a week(in accumilated time) to finish all of those.

Posted by Sweep

O hai Jackijinx.

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Posted by pekoe212

Wow, I have five of those games on my backlog, six if you replace Devil Summoner 2 with Devil Summoner 1. Good luck!