QOTD: The Hunt for 2010 Games

While I'd like to be playing Bayonetta more than anything else at the moment, I'm still positively buried in games from 2009 that I've either still to get to, or would like to at least mine for achievements. I'm currently working on a very possible S-Rank of Dragon Age: Origins, having just completed the game last night and I still have a ways to go when it comes to seeing everything Forza Motorsport 3 offers.  
  
Even ignoring the big hits there's still plenty of 2009 games to play. I never did get around to clearing Mushihime-sama Futari in one credit, nor did I scratch the surface of Raiden IV or the Raiden Fighters Aces achievements. Digging even deeper, I feel strangely compelled to go back and clean up WET for achievements, though that has something to do with my friends at Joystiq placing it on a few of their top ten lists for the year. It was definitely my guilty pleasure of 2009, along with 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand ... which come to think of it, I still need to finish! 
 
All this will change once Mass Effect 2 comes out because no matter what, I'm guaranteed to drop everything upon its release. For now, however, I'm not quite living in the future. 

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Posted by MrJared

While I'd like to be playing Bayonetta more than anything else at the moment, I'm still positively buried in games from 2009 that I've either still to get to, or would like to at least mine for achievements. I'm currently working on a very possible S-Rank of Dragon Age: Origins, having just completed the game last night and I still have a ways to go when it comes to seeing everything Forza Motorsport 3 offers.  
  
Even ignoring the big hits there's still plenty of 2009 games to play. I never did get around to clearing Mushihime-sama Futari in one credit, nor did I scratch the surface of Raiden IV or the Raiden Fighters Aces achievements. Digging even deeper, I feel strangely compelled to go back and clean up WET for achievements, though that has something to do with my friends at Joystiq placing it on a few of their top ten lists for the year. It was definitely my guilty pleasure of 2009, along with 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand ... which come to think of it, I still need to finish! 
 
All this will change once Mass Effect 2 comes out because no matter what, I'm guaranteed to drop everything upon its release. For now, however, I'm not quite living in the future. 

Posted by Lilarcor

Right now I'm playing through Mass Effect to get all of my save games ready for import. I finished up my NG+ run on my soldier (who ended about 20,000 XP from max level, which was heartbreaking), and now I'm trying to do a Hardcore run with a female Infiltrator, because I don't have a finished profile with a female character yet. Noveria is a bitch on the higher difficulties, though. I may just give up and turn the difficulty down because 25 achievement points probably isn't worth that aggravation.
 
But I am definitely avoiding picking up new games until Mass Effect 2 comes out, even though I am at least somewhat interested in Darksiders, Bayonetta, and Dark Void. I just have such a heavy backlog that spending more money on games unless I really, really want them seems irresponsible. I've barely scratched the surface of Red Faction: Guerrilla, and I haven't even taken my copy of Left 4 Dead 2 out of the plastic yet. There were so many games that were on sale for dirt cheap during the holidays that I loaded up and now I'll never get the time to play them.

Posted by sandwich_adjustment

I am playing through Mass Effect as well, but..on a PC I don't think the achievements are saved and you can generally cheat through it all, so there is really nothing I can share online about my progress. Worst thing is that I beat it on my xbox in 2008 and its very difficult to replay this game knowing the ending. It is kind of fun to continue mass effect2 with my old party and gear, BUT has that even been confirmed? Only thing I've heard is that is Wrex part of the Plot or not if he died.
 
Dragon Age progress is also frozen since the end of december or so..I didn't even clear the first castle yet......"For some reason", ever since I started a serious 40+ hour a week job, micromanagement and inventory windows make me sick.  
 
I grabbed Assassin's Creed 1 with anticipation for the 2nd one..and damnn that is fun. I think I'll finish it soon too. 
 
Beat portal and torchlight this month.why i don't know.

Posted by Jeffsekai

Playing Bayonetta right  now, its defiantly worth putting down Dragon Age for a bit. :P

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Posted by Bouke

I'm just finishing up some games i've started, first one is Batman Arkham Asylum, trying to get the perfect knight trophy. After that i have a bunch of games to bridge the gap to the Mass Effect 2 launch. But now that i'm thinking about it, i might just play through Mass Effect 1 to get ready for the sequal.
Posted by w34ky

for the past 3 weeks er so Ive been playing the sabotuer and ranking up in MW2. But id like to pick up Batman, Dantes inferno, darksiders, and the new dlc for Assassins creed 2.

Posted by thecleric

I was back and forth between Dragon Age and Darksiders, but I bought Dragon Age when it first came out and I am now fully devoting myself to my cause. I need this game beaten before Mass Effect 2 comes out. 
 
And then I'll be prepared for Return to Ostragar, and Awakening.. I hope.

Posted by fugie7

i know how you feel, i still need to beat a couple of my games dragon age as you already mention but there's others. like lost planet, batman aa, borderlands, and last but atleast  infamous, which i started playing last week.  This month is going to be crazy because i want to finish all those games but army of two 40th day, mass effect, MAG comes out.  so im going to try to get at least 2 out of 4 done before buying these new games.

Posted by SSbabel

trying to find time so that i can finally pass inFamous.

Posted by CharleyTony

My pile of shame is so big ...  
I know a lot of great games are coming really early but if I continue to buy more games than I finish I am gonna have to give away some of those old ones. 
 
At least there is no way in hell that I am gonna buy Mass Effect 2 before actually finishing the first one.
Posted by Bigandtasty

I'm totally with you on that. Huge backlog but... MASS EFFECT 2!

Posted by dyslekt

Next up is AC2 for me, so no.

Posted by applet0n

Still finishing off AC2 and Batman, and hope to get to Lvl 70 in MW2 during that time.
 
Definitely buying ME2 though

Posted by devosion

I'm still caught up in games that came out in 2008. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of games to play coming out in January alone, but I still have Dragon Age: Origins to complete and i'd like to buy Batman: Arkham Asylum as well. Nevermind that Fallout 3 is still a huge drawing factor for my game time. But if I have to give up my gaming time for something that is coming out in 2010 i'd give it up to Bayonetta and Bioshock 2. And maybe Mass Effect 2 if I can get my PC upgraded.

Posted by ApolloJ85
@Lilarcor:
25 achievements points is totally worth the aggravation....especially considering you get a gamerpic for finishing ME1 on Insane difficulty.
Edited by lunalicrichard

i am playing older and newer games and hunting for the q1 top titels to add to the collection. though i have no clue how i will find the time to play and finnish all my games ( almost 200 acros 3 platforms  and rising :) )
Posted by Junpei

A bit of both, just finished cleaning up Assassin's Creed 2 for a Platinum and started on Bayonetta. Hell I still start up Demon's Souls from time to time to play a level or two and slowly beat my way through the game. Still gotta finish Borderlands as well...

Edited by princessleia101

Im plaing one of this years hot new hits Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks and I have the full walkthrough book. Im also playing Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days and I have that cheat book too. I love Kingdom Hearts...you could already tell by my icon of Sora.Well Love Ya's Bye!!!

Posted by Periscope

The last game of 2009 for me was Assassin's Creed 2 which I finished a couple of weeks ago and I think that marks the end of major 2009 titles that I wanted to play. 
 
The only games from 2009 that I didn't finish were the numerous Nintendo DS games I picked up after getting the DSi for my birthday.  I don't know what it is, but after finishing the first Ace Attorney I haven't been able to really get into any other DS games and now I have about 10 of them just sitting on the shelf.
 
Oh well...
 
Full steam ahead to 2010! 
 
The only game I'm focused on now is Mass Effect 2 and I absolutely cannot wait for next Tuesday.

Edited by kgould01

i just got a ps3 so right now im playing uncharted 1& 2, mgs4, burnout paradise and god of war collection. im looking forward to buying bayonetta  and darksiders eventually for either the 360 or the ps3.   oh yeah i also got batman:aa and the force unleashed for the 360 but didnt play them yet.
Posted by Anubis_Dragoon

Well, I was playing Borderlands and Mass Effect 1, but my 360 RROD.  But I should have it back soon.  Hopefully before ME2 comes out, so I can get my level 57 adept up to level 60.  I finished Uncharted 2 a few weeks ago and I've been trying to get thru Arkham Asylum, but I don't have the time.  I'm really excited for ME2, Heavy Rain, Last Guardian and FFXII.  I still need to finish Dragon Age PC, Torchlight, and play some of the STO beta.

Posted by Adziboy

Well, a mix of games: 
 
Dragon AGe: Origins, Demons Souls and FIFA10 are all being played at the moment, but DA:O and DS I got as the year started so yes. Otherwise, MAG, Heavy Rain and God of War are on the horizon.
Posted by thejamster

Well I was sitting here and couldn't think of a game that I owned that I really wanted to play to tide me over until ME2 then I ended up dropping 15$ on Braid

Posted by Turek

I have a list of 22 older games I want to revisit or play more of.  Currently playing Mass Effect and Burnout Paradise.    
Posted by Shindiggah

as of right now Im on the hunt for new games, however once my 360s back from being fixed Ill be in a mad rush to finish some games from last year. Namely maxing my character in Borderlands. :P Plus I still wanna platinum in AC2 and RC CIT.
Posted by Gibbs_Acolyte

So many game backed Dragon Age: Origins, Tales of Monkey Island, Fallout 3, Dead Space, about 3 Wii Games and many, many more

Edited by ArrenDusk

I'm playing all last year's hits at the moment, I have to beat them someday, else I'll be filled with a bunch of games I will never complete because I'll only slightly just play them.

Posted by lead_farmer

Is there any way of seeing a Raiden IV review?  Haven't played since playing 1 &2 and eventually Raiden Project for my Playstation.