MidnightDragon

Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Backlog Challenge

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I'm a bit disappointed in my progress, but I SEVERELY underestimated how time-intensive my courses were going to be this semester. My two free days with the bulk of my gaming time have now been mostly dedicated to traveling from NY -> CT -> NY, and then attending class or doing homework, and dad time to top it off. I know the responsibilities come first but looking at my list unchanged for the most part is quite sad lol 

 

Because of this, I'm going to take off two titles, The Unfinished Swan and Chocobo's Myster Dungeon EveryBUDDY. The Unfinished Swan, as my huge decrease in time just makes it all the more painful to play a game I really don't care much about. Perhaps another time it will get some lovin'. As far the Chocobo's Dungeon game goes, it's quite a grind involved that will probably burn me out with the workload, so I will shelf it for now. I enjoyed the ps1 game and this one as well, but I have to choose between making the most of my gaming sessions and my sanity at the moment. I hope the next update I have is a positive one, with some decent progress or another platinum

 

Game

Sys.

Start %

Current %

Comp. Date

Final Fantasy VIII Remaster

PS4

34%

100%  

  9/13/2019

Infamous 2

PS3

32%

 

 

Infamous First Light

PS4

34%

 

 

Spyro 2

PS4

0%

 

 

Spyro 3

PS4

0%

 

 

The Walking Dead

VITA

34% 

74% 

 

Detroit: Become Human

PS4

0%

 

 

     

 

 

REMOVING Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! 

 

 

 

 

REMOVING The Unfinished Swan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, ArtisticGeek said:

I'd like to join this event as well.

 

1: Layers of Fear 2

2: Waking Dead final season

3: The Council

4: Days Gone

5: Metro Exodus

6: Call of Cthulhu

7: The Banner Saga

8: Yakuza Kiwami

9: Detroit Become Human

10: Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun 

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Dragon Quest Builders - Still on Chapter 1, Day 21, and I can't even fathom how I'm going to complete it under 20 days. I played a bit today, but kept on dying, so for my sanity I'll continue tomorrow. I seem to always make easy games hard for myself. Can't wait until everything clicks. All this, and not one gratifying trophy has popped yet. 

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Update...

 

Been a while since my last update, the Borderlands update. I haven't gotten around to much since then. I did knock off two long standing games from my backlog, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Wheel of Fortune, both for PS3 and were on my list for 9 and 10 years respectively. I also knocked out the FMV game Erica, which was OK. The 5 playthroughs was a bit much though, since not much changed during each one. Still trying to get what I can done before The Outer Worlds releases on Oct. 25. Probably won't drop another update until around that time, unless I have a lot to update. Now to figure out what I want to do next, updated list is below...

 

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Game

Sys.

Start %

Current %

Comp. Date

Wheel of Fortune 2009 Edition

PS3

33%

100%

Sept. 27

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

PS3

32%

100%

Oct. 4

Dead Island Riptide

PS3

31%

 

 

Bentley's Hackpack

PS3

28%

 

 

Squareboy Vs. Bullies NA

PSV

28%

 

 

The Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim

PS4

25%

 

 

Beyond : Two Souls

PS3

24%

 

 

Eat Lead

PS3

17%

 

 

Saints Row The Third

PS3

15%

 

 

Far Cry Blood Dragon

PS3

15%

 

 

South Park : The Stick of Truth

PS3

12%

 

 

Assassin's Creed III Liberation

PSV

12%

 

 

Sleeping Dogs

PS3

8%

 

 

LEGO The Hobbit

PS4

8%

 

 

Far Cry 3

PS3

7%

 

 

Middle Earth : Shadow of Mordor GOTY

PS4

6%

 

 

The Grand Tour Game

PS4

6%

 

 

LEGO Batman 2 : DC Super Heroes

PS3

4%

 

 

LEGO The Lord of the Rings

PS3

2%

 

 

LEGO Batman 3 : Beyond Gotham

PS4

1%

 

 

Borderlands 3

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 22

The Outer Worlds

PS4

0%

 

 

Xblaze : Lost Memories

PS3

0%

 

 

Xblaze : Code Embryo NA

PS3

0%

 

 

Persona 3 : Dancing in Moonlight

PSV

0%

 

 

Persona 5 : Dancing in Starlight

PSV

0%

 

 

Bibi & Tina Adventures with Horses NA

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 5

Black Mirror

PS4

0%

 

 

Chaos on Deponia

PS4

0%

 

 

Deponia Doomsday

PS4

0%

 

 

Goodbye Deponia

PS4

0%

 

 

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

PS4

0%

 

 

Erica NA

PS4

0%

100%

Oct. 3

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

PS4

0%

 

 

Fe

PS4

0%

 

 

Full Throttle Remastered

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 3

Knee Deep

PS4

0%

 

 

Oxenfree

PS4

0%

 

 

Psycho-Pass Mandatory Happiness

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 2

Reverie NA

PS4

0%

 

 

Seasons After Fall

PS4

0%

 

 

The Liar and the Blind Prince NA

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 8

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 6

The Wardrobe

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 8

Through the Woods NA

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 2

Vane

PS4

0%

 

 

Wailing Heights

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 5

Waking Violet

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 9

What Remains of Edith Finch NA

PS4

0%

100%

Sept. 5

Whispering Willows

PS4

0%

 

 

 

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Alright, in an effort to prevent getting burnt out, I jumped over to Horizon Zero Dawn for a bit.  It's a great game save a couple of minor annoyance (fast travel really being the biggest), but I'm enjoying it.


Little Nightmares 2%
Earthlock: Festival of Magic 3%
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered 42%
Yooka-Laylee 27%
Marooners 35%
Tacoma 100%
Forma.8 10%
Awkward 65% - 82%
Okage: Shadow King 3%
Lost Sphear 23%
Linelight 2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 3% - 12% 

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On 10/3/2019 at 2:44 AM, RuneEyesDragon said:
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (15%)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (28%)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered (PS4) (1%)
  • Final Fantasy VIII Remastered (22%)
  • Secret of Mana (2%)
  • Ratchet and Clank (0%)
  • Castlevania Requiem (0%)
  • LEGO Jurassic World (PS4) (47% => 100% :platinum:) [10/4]
  • Dark Cloud (0%)
  • Devious Dungeon 2 (Vita) (100% :platinum:) [9/24]
  • Enigmatis: Ghosts of Maple Creek (100% :platinum:) [9/7]
  • Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood (100% :platinum:) [9/17]
  • Enigmatis 3: Shadows of Karkhala (100% :platinum:) [9/27]
  • Dark Arcana: The Carnival (100% :platinum:) [9/26]
  • Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden (100% :platinum:) [9/8]
  • Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery (100% :platinum:) [9/15]
  • Buff Knight Advanced (100% :platinum:) [9/13]
  • LEGO Batman 3 (Vita) (100% :platinum:) [9/17]
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Vita) (100% :platinum:) [9/13]
  • LEGO Jurassic World (Vita) (100%) [9/9]
  • Daggerhood (Vita) (100% :platinum:) [9/1]
  • Legend of the Skyfish (PS4) (100% :platinum:) [9/2]
  • Pic-a-Pix Classic (Vita) (100% :platinum:) [9/4]
  • The Deadly Tower of Monsters (20%)
  • Lara Croft GO (100% :platinum:) [9/2]

 

My first game on this list entering October, I got the platinum while at my parents' house while they are traveling cross-country across Germany. ;)

 

Anyways, it was such a chore. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the story - the first time it was there. After that, not even giant man-eating dinosaurs ripping into each other made me enjoy getting 100%, and I usually love completing collections. I guess I was jaded after the ease of the Vita version. The hub worlds were massive open-world affairs and if you don't have a gyrosphere, lots of luck walking across the entirety of the Islas if you haven't checked the blue kiosks to unlock fast travel points! :(

 

I missed a gold brick in the end, as usual. Luckily it was in the T-Rex arena in Jurassic World Park and it was the one I couldn't get earlier because I needed a Compy to go through a tube to reach it. I switch to the Compostnaguthus(forget it, I can't spell that tiny dino's name), went through the tube, and grab the brick for 100% completion and the platinum.

 

Probably not going to do the LEGO Harry Potter Legacy Collection any time soon - even though the hub worlds are much smaller, there are more story levels(four more for a total of 24 levels). I'm pretty much burned out on LEGO games for the rest of the year. I am going to sit back, playing more Dragon Quest XI S's 2-D mode, and then lull myself to sleep while listening to Games Done Quick speedruns. ^_^

 

Tomorrow is another day, might boot up Ratchet and Clank or Dark Cloud. Not really wanting to do more Deadly Tower of Monsters right away even though it's really easy to get through. I have completed 65% of my list and have five months left. There's no need to rush. :P

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On 04/10/2019 at 9:36 AM, Edunstar84 said:

Dragon Quest Builders - Still on Chapter 1, Day 21, and I can't even fathom how I'm going to complete it under 20 days. I played a bit today, but kept on dying, so for my sanity I'll continue tomorrow. I seem to always make easy games hard for myself. Can't wait until everything clicks. All this, and not one gratifying trophy has popped yet. 

 

Don't despair! I felt this way with the swamp level (2nd map) as I kept getting disorientated in some of the sections. The time pressure made me forgetful and detracted from enjoyment. Play at your own pace for now and then you can re-challenge the levels from the menu screen at your own leisure once you know what is needed for completion. I think have a guide ready, have some kind of mapping system (I building little block posts every now and then to help me navigate) are helpful, knowing how to play optimally to be under the time limit - eg avoiding death as it progresses time, will come as you play.

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11 minutes ago, StilRh said:

 

Don't despair! I felt this way with the swamp level (2nd map) as I kept getting disorientated in some of the sections. The time pressure made me forgetful and detracted from enjoyment. Play at your own pace for now and then you can re-challenge the levels from the menu screen at your own leisure once you know what is needed for completion. I think have a guide ready, have some kind of mapping system (I building little block posts every now and then to help me navigate) are helpful, knowing how to play optimally to be under the time limit - eg avoiding death as it progresses time, will come as you play.

Thanks for the assurance! I think it's starting to click now, or I just feel a little bit better after earning 2 trophies :P. The tip about having little block markers is helpful. There are times when I go back up a mountain having forgotten where I stepped off. Tomorrow, I plan on defeating the chapter 1 boss, then I'll start a new playthrough for the time challenge. 

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