Games I should definitely finish.

The unthinkable happened too me.
 
I own more games than I have time.
That's a rare thing for me as often I play a few games front to back before I get new ones but lately I've been stocking.
More to life than games I guess, but that doesn't mean I can let myself get away it!
 
More importantly, there's games I started, which I loved so far, but never finished.
Let's take a look. 

 
5) The Darkness

"We fixed your headthingie"

Holy hell is this game cool or what? Sure it's a bit odd and controls aren't super fluid, but the story and Darkness alone is more than enough for me to love it.
I played up to the bit where Jackie commits suicide and ends up in that hell dimension thingie...very cool stuff!
I know I could look up the story online, but I will return to this game to just live the enviroments and dark atmosphere that oozes out of every corner of this bloody marvelous game!
 
4)  Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
 Playing with yourself was never this much fun.

I adore the Mario RPG's.
They're simple for everyone to dig in, yet complex in combat and its combo's are really fun and satisfying to perform!
The best things about the RPG's is that they're so unserious! They are filled to the brim with references, cameos and little nods to anything Nintendo it makes my fangirl level explode!
I will try to get in a hour per day from now on.
 
 
 
3) Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies.
Dragon Ball Z, now with more swords and whips.

Pure RPG!
I dig it! Turnbased, class based and loads of loot!
I really liked the grinding and cross leveling for all the professions, as well as the crafting aspect! Real deep!
Story was great, but after 4 towns of "Go there, identify problem, solve problem, receive holy fruit, proceed to next town" I got really worn out for some reason.
I think I'm gonna book a vacation and bring only my 3DS with all my RPG's so I can catch up.
 
 
2) Dark Souls
 Here we go again...

Finally, a challenge!
Sure some people might roll their eyes now but I don't care, go jump off a rock!
The difficulty and seriousness of the combat is intense and punishes you wherever it can!
The controls and combat remind me of Monster Hunter and Phantasy Star Online, which are two of my favorite franchises, and for all its simplicity it feels really rewarding to know when and how to use all your (weapon specific) attacks!
I got to the Londo place (the bright city filled with giants at every freaking corner) and after some looking around I stopped playing for, again, no real reason.
I'm not afraid of getting back in and dying some more (fuck that knight with the harpoon crossbow on that ridge, fuck him to hell and back) but I'm afraid I might have lost interest too much.
The novelty of it all seems a bit worn off and I'm not sure I'm up for constant clearing from a checkpoint everytime you die or need to heal.
But I want to.
 
1) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
 Giant ballsack is not amused

I'm so, so, so, so sorry!
I love Zelda, I adore it and its my number one series ever.
Yet I got to the part where you start using the timebuttons to move back and forth through time and again...just didn't touch the game again for no good reason.
I need to finish this game and I will, the question is just when I will find the time.
I also must admit, for some reason the game is really eye hurting on my TV, yet every other Wii (or NGC game for that matter) is fine.
Guess I need to look into one of those cables...you know, those thingies right? Right!
 
We're spoiled gamers nowadays, yes we are.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves games even though they never fully completed them, but damn this needed to be said!
13 Comments
13 Comments
Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

The unthinkable happened too me.
 
I own more games than I have time.
That's a rare thing for me as often I play a few games front to back before I get new ones but lately I've been stocking.
More to life than games I guess, but that doesn't mean I can let myself get away it!
 
More importantly, there's games I started, which I loved so far, but never finished.
Let's take a look. 

 
5) The Darkness

"We fixed your headthingie"

Holy hell is this game cool or what? Sure it's a bit odd and controls aren't super fluid, but the story and Darkness alone is more than enough for me to love it.
I played up to the bit where Jackie commits suicide and ends up in that hell dimension thingie...very cool stuff!
I know I could look up the story online, but I will return to this game to just live the enviroments and dark atmosphere that oozes out of every corner of this bloody marvelous game!
 
4)  Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
 Playing with yourself was never this much fun.

I adore the Mario RPG's.
They're simple for everyone to dig in, yet complex in combat and its combo's are really fun and satisfying to perform!
The best things about the RPG's is that they're so unserious! They are filled to the brim with references, cameos and little nods to anything Nintendo it makes my fangirl level explode!
I will try to get in a hour per day from now on.
 
 
 
3) Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies.
Dragon Ball Z, now with more swords and whips.

Pure RPG!
I dig it! Turnbased, class based and loads of loot!
I really liked the grinding and cross leveling for all the professions, as well as the crafting aspect! Real deep!
Story was great, but after 4 towns of "Go there, identify problem, solve problem, receive holy fruit, proceed to next town" I got really worn out for some reason.
I think I'm gonna book a vacation and bring only my 3DS with all my RPG's so I can catch up.
 
 
2) Dark Souls
 Here we go again...

Finally, a challenge!
Sure some people might roll their eyes now but I don't care, go jump off a rock!
The difficulty and seriousness of the combat is intense and punishes you wherever it can!
The controls and combat remind me of Monster Hunter and Phantasy Star Online, which are two of my favorite franchises, and for all its simplicity it feels really rewarding to know when and how to use all your (weapon specific) attacks!
I got to the Londo place (the bright city filled with giants at every freaking corner) and after some looking around I stopped playing for, again, no real reason.
I'm not afraid of getting back in and dying some more (fuck that knight with the harpoon crossbow on that ridge, fuck him to hell and back) but I'm afraid I might have lost interest too much.
The novelty of it all seems a bit worn off and I'm not sure I'm up for constant clearing from a checkpoint everytime you die or need to heal.
But I want to.
 
1) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
 Giant ballsack is not amused

I'm so, so, so, so sorry!
I love Zelda, I adore it and its my number one series ever.
Yet I got to the part where you start using the timebuttons to move back and forth through time and again...just didn't touch the game again for no good reason.
I need to finish this game and I will, the question is just when I will find the time.
I also must admit, for some reason the game is really eye hurting on my TV, yet every other Wii (or NGC game for that matter) is fine.
Guess I need to look into one of those cables...you know, those thingies right? Right!
 
We're spoiled gamers nowadays, yes we are.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves games even though they never fully completed them, but damn this needed to be said!
Posted by IkariNoTekken

See, I don't have this problem because I don't start games. No, instead I just leave them sealed on my shelf. Much better :P

I have Dragon Age: Origins, Demon's Souls and The Darkness* started, can't think of much else.

*Careful with the spoilers lady, I've only just started the Darkness!

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong
@IkariNoTekken: Sorry, but its five years old by now! ^^
 
You should just play some more games though, I still think the entire Mass Effect series will be your thing.
Posted by FritzDude

Sic, me too. But for me it's not really about time, but the desiderium to play them. And most games I love to play are just too big for me to finish because I start a new game save when I'm already far into it because of attention deficit disorder, which makes things a lot harder.

Posted by Slag

Hah I hear you on that! I started making a "pile of Shame" list here on giantbomb for my backlog the got too down about it when I realized how huge it would be and never even finished that!

I remember when I never had a backlog of more than 1 game at one time and was a 100% completionist on top of that. But then job + Steam Sales + family stuff turned into a such a massive backlog for me that I'm still playing though games I bought back in 2007.(e.g. I just started Super Smash Bros. Brawl How sad is that?)

Think it happens to lost of gamers as we age. Mine's a little out of control.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong
@Slag: You just started SSBB? I'm not sure if I'd like to be seen talking to you anymore! What a shame! ^^
 
@FritzDude
I can agree, there's some games that will just take too many hours to fully finish (Skyrim for example).
Posted by Yummylee

For me so far it would be Silent Hill Downpour. I only got it yesterday, but omg it's so gooooooooooooooooooooood!

I love Dark Souls as well (My own GOTY for last year), but I haven't completed it either ;P I got up to the last boss and gave up because... my build is too shitty or... I'm just really bad at parrying. I put the controller down and left it there in any case. I don't have as much motivation to go back in and NG+++++ like I did with Demon's Souls. Maybe it's because I spent so much NG+++++ in Demon's Souls already... Dark Souls, you fine, you blew my mind, but I've had my fill (which was still 100+ hours) and I'm ready to move on.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong
@Abyssfull: Totally, it was a great experience but the novelty's a little gone.
Still love it and I will recommend it to anyone however.
Posted by AjayRaz

my backlog is probably larger than the amount of games that i've finished. i haven't finished Mirror's Edge, Child of Eden, Fallout 3, Skyrim, Bayonetta, Deadly Premonition, HL2EP2 and oh dear the list goes on. i feel pretty bad about it.

with that said however, you need to get on that Mario RPG. i haven't played them but the amount of praise that my friend gives 'em makes me wonder if i should be trying that one out myself.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong
@AjayRaz: But is there any chance you will ever finish any of those titles? Stuff like Fallout or Skyrim I can imagine never really completing, but Bayonetta or HL2?
Bayonetta took me for a spin thankfully, front to end (and then the hard mode murdered me at the first fight so I quit xD).
 
I must admit I only fully played through Paper Mario 2: The thousand year door and I loved it, super funny and nice to play.
But I can recommend the others purely by what little I played, they're just good old fun!
Especially if you're into anything Nintendo and its humor.
Posted by AjayRaz

@TaliciaDragonsong: i'm really saving Skyrim and Fallout for when i'm in a mood to explore and go adventuring by myself. i haven't put that much time into those games in comparison to others but the time i've spent with them at times where i've felt like exploring have been absolutely wonderful.

as for Bayonetta , i'll totally get to that eventually. i'm pretty close to finishing Bayonetta but then i got caught up playing Lost Planet 2 co-operative with my friends. i'll get back to that once i get a snazzy new TV in this room by the end of the week.

as for Episode 2, i'm keen on completing that so i can see why everyone's so damn anxious for an Episode 3, but i'm playing it on console (since my PC is pretty weak) and that's not exactly the ideal experience. not exactly an excuse to not play it though x-x

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong
@AjayRaz:  I agree, I love the exploring more than the actual quests I found!
 
Bayonetta is totally worth seeing finished, its just so...bizarre! And that's an understatement!
 
I'll tell you a secret, I got the Orange Box on my xbox too and I never even finished Portal or HL2EP2 myself either.
 
Be sure to have fun though! Even when playing a backlog it should never feel like 'work'!
Posted by Slag

@TaliciaDragonsong: I know it's embarrassing!