RJPelonia's Summer Run 2012

This is a list of games I beat during the summer of 2012. Not as many as I hoped (became a tad busy with other matters to play games), but a fair amount that I'm happy with. Here's the original description I made for this list:

I have a bad habit: I start playing a game and then I stop some ways through. Not that I don't like it; I tend to just up and decide to finish it later. When is later? Hell if I know.
This I have come to refer to as "taking a break". It's certainly nothing I'm proud of, but it's nothing that I ever saw as too much of a problem. Until now.
With summer upon us and now that I am finally given (a little) free time, I have decided to use that (very little) time to actually complete some games.
Not only does this come to games I have taken a break on, but for games that I just happen to own and have not played yet at all, some of which still being sealed, as well as new titles that I just happen to purchase over the summer thus resisting the urge to take a break on them.
So here is my quest to beat as many video games as I can for the next two and something months; my Summer Run 2012.

With that, if you have your own back-catalog of games, I implore you to create your own Run when given the extended free time for one. It helps give that extra little push to clearing that list out and it's also fun to go back and read what you accomplished, not to mention I'd certainly enjoy giving your list a read-through.

List items

  • Purchased: October 18th, 2011<br>

    Finished: June 3rd, 2012<br>

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    The first game I beat in the month of June, before I even considered all this my Summer Run. Technically I already beat this long ago around the time I purchased it (no breaks taken with this one), but with the new Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC out and an unfinished New Game Plus save found (that was still also very early in the game), I decided to just quickly complete the main story again, with which I quickly cleared the DLC the day after.<br>

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    Thoughts: Still a fantastic game. Harley Quinn's Revenge was alright.

  • Purchased: March 2012<br>

    Finished: June 6th, 2012<br>

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    The first "new" game I beat in the month of June. I always had an interest in the Sly Cooper series, but never got around to playing any of it. Then I got this game for free for being a PlayStation+ member, but still never touched it. Finally, it was seeing all the gameplay videos and trailers for Sly 4 during E3 2012 which brought me to boot this game up.<br>

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    Thoughts: It was fun! I enjoyed it greatly. Very simple design, yet a ton of fun.

  • Purchased: June 10th, 2012<br>

    Finished: June 16th, 2012<br>

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    I purchased this and Sly 3 shortly after completing the first. Shows just how much I enjoyed that original game.<br>

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    Thoughts: A lot of great changes, with very few missteps. Bentley and Murray are (mostly) interesting, but deep down they just felt like a weaker Sly.

  • Purchased: March 2012<br>

    Finished: June........ something, 2012<br>

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    Another free game I got via PS+. I've already completed this long ago on the original PlayStation, but it was some random night/morning at 4 or 5AM where I decided to just play this game again. It took me probably thirty to forty minutes in all to beat Lammy's and Parappa's story, only failing once on Parappa's final stage (I was getting tired).<br>

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    Thoughts: Just as great as I remember. Songs are catchy as sin and I still adore the art style.

  • Purchased: May 2010?<br>

    Finished: June 20th, 2012<br>

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    I can't recall if I purchased this in May 2010, but that was the time stamp of the save I still had for it. With On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness - Episode Three drawing near, I figured I should probably complete this one before I jump into Episode Three (which I'm insanely looking forward to).<br>

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    Thoughts: Very funny, but gameplay was mostly just okay. You definitely come for the story in the first two episodes. Hopefully this doesn't hold true in Episode Three and the gameplay will be as equally entertaining.

  • Purchased: June 10th, 2012<br>

    Finished: June 22nd, 2012<br>

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    Purchased this along with Sly 2 shortly after beating the original Sly Cooper.<br>

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    Thoughts: I enjoyed it quite a bit, perhaps moreso than the second one. I'll admit a few parts got me quite frustrated, but it might not have entirely been the game's fault. Can't wait for Sly 4 to come out now.

  • Purchased: May 15th, 2012<br>

    Finished: June 22nd, 2012<br>

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    I've been playing this one on and off ever since I got it from PS+. I can see this wasn't a long game, so I figured I should just bite the bullet and wrap it up now.<br>

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    Thoughts: Pretty fun. Adore the animation and humor this game has.

  • Purchased: August 7th, 2012<br>

    Finished: August 10th, 2012<br>

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    This I was looking forward to for quite some time and was ecstatic to hear coming to the PS3 as well as the Vita.<br>

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    Thoughts: Enjoyable. Obviously the main draw are the music and visuals (or sounds and shapes, if you will) and they are both a joy to behold. Gameplay is very simple, but that's certainly not a bad thing. Sadly, the single player raps up fairly quickly and there were no outstanding created stages by the time I finished. I also never got the hang of creating my own stage either (at least not good ones).