Pile of Shame

One of the (relative) downsides of covering games for a living is only having a finite amount of time to play games, and often having to play a bunch of games you'd rather not mess with. A consequence of this responsibility is lacking the time to play all the games you do want to play; I've got a sizable stack of games in my house I've always wanted to at least try but somehow never got around to. Here are some of the most embarrassing examples. 
 

UPDATE: COMPLETED

 
Here I'll list games that were formerly on this list and then done got played. 
 
Batman: Arkham Asylum 
Brilliant blend of game mechanics, great version of Batman, incredible visuals, addictive collectibles... what a game. 
 
Fallout 3 
HOLY CRAP CAN'T STOP PLAYING THIS. I might actually get the S-rank, including all the DLC. Damn.

List items

  • Still exploiting Pub Games in anticipation of buying up all of Bowerstone. Isn't that what it's called? Shows you how much I've played of Fable II.

  • Seems like one of those games I should just turn in my credentials for not playing.

  • Picked this up for I think $20 after it had been out for a good long while. Probably won't ever touch it at this point, considering I have a copy of Katamari Forever at my disposal.

  • Bought this at full price the week it came out; still haven't gotten around to buying a Wii. I generally hate and avoid using this expression, but, FAIL.

  • Considering I shamelessly did the deed with Fallout 3 PC's console commands, I should probably just GameFly this and get the 1,000 points already.

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RiotBananas

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Edited By RiotBananas • 

You keep saying you'll play Fallout 3, take it to the office and PLAY.

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Edited By ZmillA • 

You need to play psychonauts to be relevant in the greater games discussion /snootism

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Edited By Griddler • 

You don't really need to play Fallout 3, it's not that amazing, it takes up alot of time aswell. 
Psychonauts though... must play it.

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Edited By Zabant • 

you never played katamari?!
 
psychonauts is understandable as it was overlooked by many and fable and fallout 3 are games you could get by watching and hearing people play it and get the same sort of experience.
 
but damn brad...

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@girdz said:
"You don't really need to play Fallout 3, it's not that amazing, it takes up alot of time aswell.  Psychonauts though... must play it. "

um.
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I've played all of these games (Fable 2 only breifly at my friends house) and in my opinon if you are going to back play them in this order. 
 
1) Katamari Damacy - This game should be played first since it is so quarky and relativly short. So you can be throughly confused about whats going on but also get on to the othe games fast. 
 
2) Psychonauts   - I got lucky and found this game at a local used store by my house for 6 bucks. I would gladly pay 40 dollars for this game since it is still so awesome. The game is still playable and even plays better than some current games. Also Tim's writing is awesome. 
 
3) Fallout 3 - if you're anything like Vinny get ready to lose track of time playing this game. All the little nuances of the world make you want to explore so much. 
 
4) Fable 2 -  This is only last since I don't own and Xbox 360 and only played it breifly at my friends house. Just seems like more fable but more steamlined. I'm sure it's a great game but I need to play it more. 
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Brad! Fallout 3. Now. Drop everything you are doing and play some Fallout 3!

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Fallout 3, that's pretty shameful indeed.

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Edited By Zippedbinders • 

This is coming from someone who sunk over 80 hours into Fallout 3 and its expansions and has bought two Katamari games (Beautiful and Damacy respectively). 
 
Go. Play. Psychonauts.
 
In your various videos where Brutal Legend comes up, you seem to be quite interested in it, Psychonauts would be a fantastic primer going into Brutal Legend and deserves to be played in its own right. Its a great game with incredibly unique and inventive levels with a great story filled with hilarious characters and dialogue.
 
Can't speak for Fable personally, but given the quality of the rest of this list, I'd recommend the order of Psychonauts - Katamari Damacy - Fallout 3 - Fable 2, given the amount of time required for maximum enjoyment.

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Edited By Dan_CiTi • 

I think you can get by without most of them. Psychonauts is free on GameTap and you can just play Katamari Forever to get the best of what those games offer.

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To be honest, I wouldn't even bother with Fable 2 if I were you. If you've played Fable 1 you should expect more of the same, albeit with a choppier frame rate and uninteresting combat. Psychonauts, on the other hand - you gotta play that shit.

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Edited By Lukeweizer • 

Fallout 3 Endurance Run! I know everyone's played it, but it'd be entertaining.

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Fallout 3 Endurance Run is totally go.

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Are you just gonna play the new Katamari for PS3? Might as well right? :)

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Super Mario Galaxy is probably my favorite game of this generation. It's classic game design perfectly blended with modern innovations. You'll love it.
 
And like @ZmillA said, Psychonauts is pretty much mandatory. At least get to the Milkman level.

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@dudacles said:
" Fallout 3 Endurance Run is totally go. "
Monster Hunter 3!!!
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Edited By ex_machina • 

My jaw dropped at the first 3 listed. Really?!? You haven't played these?!? Really?..........WTF?
 
 
 
Edit: Also, plus 1 for Fallout 3 endurance run.
I'm actually doing my own F3 endurance run right now!

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I think you have the wrong Avatar with the easy 1000. Unless that one has an easy 1000 too.

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Don't waste your time with Fable II; it's really not worth it.  While there's nothing wrong with the game, it's just so shallow.

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Play Psychonauts, it'll take you like 2 days to finish with a conservative playtime.

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No fable 2?
 
Get your ass to albion son.

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I don't know how well the gameplay and graphics of psychnauts has aged (perhaps badly?) but I can tell you if you miss out on the weird funny whacky dialogue and situations in that game you're doing yourself an injustice mate. Remember to get around to it someday :).

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Haven't played Psychonauts either I feel so ashamed. Haven't played Fable 2, or 1 for that matter but I don't really feel compelled to.

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Not playiing SMG is pathetic...

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lol buying a wii game but don't own a wii to play it on.

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YO BRAD YOU SHOULD KEEP YOUR GAMERSCORE 100% LEGIT

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Having just played through Psychonauts myself, I can tell you that it's worth it.

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You haven' played Psychonauts....for shame!
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I have to say, I'm disappointed by the gameplay of Psychonauts. It's rather generic and not that cool. The atmosphere is interesting, but dude...don't sweat it.
 
Super Mario Galaxy is the best freaking game ever made ever (please see my extensive blog on the subject) so you should just borrow a Wii to play it or something. SOOOOO good. The rest? I don't care for them. Katamari is kooky, but whatever. I hate Fable, too.

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@MormonWarrior:

Hey, you should play all of Psychonauts.

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@Krystal_Sackful said:

@MormonWarrior:

Hey, you should play all of Psychonauts.

I did. I beat it and wrote a review. I thought it was clever and quirky in its writing and characters but nearly awful in its platforming. As a big platforming buff, I just have to say...meh. It was passable most of the time, occasionally intriguing but mostly kind of bad. Without the trademark humor it would've been pretty bad. I recall the game getting very mixed reviews when it was released due to that very thing.

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Play Mario Galaxy!