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#1 MrLuchador

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:02 PM

Hi Romantics!

 

Since January 2013 I became somewhat - no... VERY - aware that I had a stupid, silly, outrageous, ridiculous, bizarre, stupendous Backlog. I sat down and entered every game I had owned and still owned into Backloggery (http://www.backloggery.com/mrluchador) and made a vow - to work that Backlog down. TO BLITZ IT!

 

And so the Backlog Blitz was born. It started as 1 game a month, selected by Steam Roulette (http://steam-roulett...user=MrLuchador). No arguments, no complaining whatever game appeared on the Steam Roulette spin I would play. I would play it and stream it regardless of who did (or more often than not didn't) watch while I played. A few friends started to watch and it reminded me old times playing games with friends around, laughing at how bad I was at games, how bad the games were, and making quirky characters up from the in-game characters. I realised I missed those times and the jokes that would come from playing games, so I continued to stream.

 

However, for every game I managed to complete I was still buying 5-10 new games a month due to bundles and Steam Sales. Ultimately I wasn't making any progress on the Backlog Blitz, in fact the backlog was growing! I also decided that Steam Roulette was perhaps too slow, and seemed to have a very strange ability to throw out games that were terrible (which isn't really Steam Roulette's fault as they didn't buy 'em!). So the decision was made to move away from Steam Roulette slightly and just pick games to play, as after all Steam Roulette would never be able to select the console games I had.

 

In an attempt to curb the growth new 'rules' were created:

*No new games until 5 old games have been completed
*Don't buy bundles 'just cos'
*Each game I finished I'd review on Steam (if possible)
*Play the game until the credits roll
*Don't have to 100% a game
*If a game is truly horrible it can be abandoned
*Only 6 abandons a year!

 

I also decided that since is the only twitch community I'm part of I'd share the adventure here too, so I'll post my thoughts on the games I play here! I hope you enjoy the attempt, or perhaps the misery it's causing me... or maybes it's not for you, which is fine! 

 

2014 Backlog Blitz Hall of Fame

25 -Assassin's Creed III - (Currently Playing) "Wait... what?!"
24 -Assassin's Creed: Revelations - (Jan 2014)

 

2013 Backlog Blitz Hall of Fame

23 -The Walking Dead: 400 Days - (December 2013)
22 - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - (December 2013)
21 - Assassin's Creed II - (December 2013) "W.T.F"
20 - Killzone: Shadow Fall - (December 2013)
19 - Battlefield 4 - (November 2013) [Singleplayer Campaign]
18 - The Walking Dead - (November 2013)
17 - Eleusis - (November 2013)
16 - Assassin's Creed - (November 2013)
15 - Dead Pixels - (November 2013)
14 - Rogue Legacy - (November 2013)
13 -The Wolf Among Us (November 2013 - Chapter 1 Complete)
13 - A New Beginning (Game used 'Bad Voice Acting'. It was super effective. Game Abandoned)
12 - Metal Gear Solid [PSN] (October 2013)
12 -Offspring Fling! (Abandoned after 15 minutes - enough was enough; and it's time for a change!)
12 - Train Simulator 2014 (Abandoned due to Crashing Train)
12 - Jagged Alliance 2: Gold Pack(Abandoned Due to Crashes!)
11 - Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Game of the Year Edition (October 2013)
10 - Ys Origin - Picked by MastaToken(October 2013 - Yunica's Story)
9 - Sonic Adventure DX - (August 2013 - Sonic & Tails 100%)
8 - Torchlight - Picked by Avexor (August 2013)
7 - Thomas Was Alone - Picked by Priit (August 2013)
6 - Mark of the Ninja - Picked by Priit (July 2013)
5 - Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror (August 2013)
4 - Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templar (July 2013)
3 - Bioshock Infinite (May 2013)
2 - Mafia 3 (Feb 2013)
1 - Doom 3 (Jan 2013)

12 months later and I've managed to complete 24 games, which isn't too bad. Just over 2 games a month. The aim this year is to complete 52 games - 1 a week. It's a tough one, but the ability to choose which games I can play now should make it possible; after all not every game I have is a 30 hour monster! 

Thanks for reading,

 

Mr. Luchador!


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#2 siralexlaw

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:05 PM

Looking forward to this, I honestly can't go in and do this because I just.....well....too many games unfinished...


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#3 MrLuchador

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:09 PM

Yeah, it's daunting! Steam Roulette honestly helped, as did streaming as I felt like there was 'proof' that I had gave up on the game. Plus Steam Roulette took the blame if the game was bad!! Now that I've got going it's a lot easier to just say 'I'm going to play game x' and go with it, plus it means if I really like the game and it's part of a franchise I can just go with it and play the other games too (such as Assassin's Creed which hooked me in). 

 

It was good to see you hanging out and watching the other day, so thanks for that!


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#4 Metricos

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:45 PM

I didn't know about Steam Roulette or Backloggery. This idea of yours might be a good idea for me to adopt since my backlogs are pretty horrific. Will be keeping an eye out on Twitch to see what you're playing next!


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#5 MrLuchador

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:39 AM

Yeah, Steam Roulette and Backloggery are nice tools to help you stay on target!


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#6 Nahku

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:57 AM

Steam Roulette sounds amazing.. I'm going to have to do this.. My backlog is getting ridiculous.


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#7 Metricos

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

I was able to pop into the stream for a bit this morning, Luchador! Looking forward to seeing more while I work on my own obscene backlog.


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#8 MrLuchador

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:29 PM

Yeah, thanks for dropping by! Sorry the EU Twitch Servers weren't playing nicely. 


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#9 pyso_

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:02 AM

You are a brave man, MrLuchador! My backlog kinda just sits there :P


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#10 MrLuchador

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:39 AM

Fight the power!

Play the games you want to play and it'll all fall into place. 

 

I'll have write ups on each Assassin's Creed game soon, as well as overall thoughts on the Franchise as a whole (up to AC III).


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#11 RomanticsWes

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:34 PM

Fight the power!

Play the games you want to play and it'll all fall into place. 

 

I'll have write ups on each Assassin's Creed game soon, as well as overall thoughts on the Franchise as a whole (up to AC III).

You gonna blog those here? :D


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#12 Metricos

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:39 PM

You gonna blog those here? :D

Yes please, Luchador! Do it!


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#13 pyso_

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:58 PM

Group pressure, now you have to do it or, ehm..or you will disappoint at least 2 people!


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#14 MrLuchador

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:51 PM

You gonna blog those here? :D

Sure, wasn't sure if I should post them in this thread or use the site's blog feature (is it hard to use?).


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#15 Metricos

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

Sure, wasn't sure if I should post them in this thread or use the site's blog feature (is it hard to use?).

I just used it actually. It's super easy to use. Now go do some bloggin'!


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#16 MrLuchador

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:57 PM

OK, I'll check it out!


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#17 MrLuchador

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:48 AM


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#18 MrLuchador

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:25 PM

Assassin's Creed II Blow post! 


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#19 MrLuchador

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:59 AM

Approaching the end of Assassin's Creed IV, and I've enjoyed it so far. Best pirate game I've played, and not the worst Assassin's Creed game either!

 

AC Brotherhood review will be up this weekend, followed by Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Assassin's Creed III. 


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#20 MrLuchador

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:09 AM

Finished Assassin's Creed series, writes up are on the way. In short I enjoyed playing through them all in 2 months, and thought the series overall was pretty good - one or two poor moments, but hey..!

 

Next up is The Witcher, Zedhouse: Diaries & Divine Divinity! 


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