Backlog: an accumulation of something, especially uncompleted work or matters that need to be dealt with.
Week 8 Progress
- Bad North: Jotunn Edition (XGP) – 0%
- Drake Hollow (XGP) – 0%
- Quantum Break (XGP) – 50%
- Tacoma (XGP) – 100%
- Tell Me Why Chapter Three (XGP) – 100%
- CASUAL – Fall Guys (PC)
All right, I’ll confess. I bit off a bit more than I could chew, for reals this time. That said, I also didn’t expect to take my partner to the ER and spend about 6 hours waiting in a hospital. Or the three hours of overtime at work. BUT those excuses aside, I also didn’t devote enough of my potential time to gaming this week. That said, I still finished two games. BOOYAH.
Tacoma was a thrilling, unique experience that never wore out its welcome. I completed it in about two hours even, then added about a half hour to complete a couple extra achievements I missed. It’s really a first-person narrative adventure. None of your tasks are intense, they’re all based on reading comprehension and viewing holgraphic renditions of people talking. Despite being a story about a space station emergency, it was pretty chill. Not at all like Obersvation, which seemed similar at first. Worth a play if you have even an average desire for sci-fi.
Tell Me Why Chapter Three finished a twisty, sad–but optimistic—story that never fails to compel you. I’ve written a review for it here, please check it out. This is easily the best new release I’ve played in a while. And if you read this weekly, you know that’s a lot of games.
I did put a little more time into Quantum Break, but it’s not grabbing me as much as I thought it would. Looks absolutely stunning for its age (it’s Xbox One X Enhanced), as it looks almost the same graphical quality as A Plague Tale, but with a whole lot more flashy effects–however, the story is more cheese than actual depth (coming from someone that enjoys the performers).
WEEK 9 – September 15th – Sept 21st
LEGEND: XGP=XBOX GAME PASS, XGWG=XBOX GAMES WITH GOLD, NS=NINTENDO SWITCH, NSO=NINTENDO SWITCH ONLINE, PC=PC
*Added estimated time remaining to completion*
- Bad North: Jotunn Edition (XGP) – 6 hrs
- Timespinner (NS) – 7 hrs
- Quantum Break (XGP) – 5 hrs
- CASUAL – Super Mario Sunshine (NS)
This week is another recovery week, as I have plenty of non-gaming related plans and once Super Mario 3D All Stars was announced, it was a guarantee I would have to spend my weekend in a nostalgically drunken stupor with Sunshine.
I’ll get Drake Hollow back on the list sometime, probably when I can get someone to play co-op with me. This new week adds Timespinner, which is published by Chucklefish (Wargroove); I always love their games, and I purchased this a while ago, so I figured I’d complete this before I buy the new release Inmost.
I’ve added the two tables below to keep track of this mission a little easier–let me know what you think! I would love to know what additions you think I should make next week.
Incomplete Games List 2020
|TITLE||Play Again?||Time Remaining|
|CrossCode (XGP)||Yes||30 hours|
|Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (NS)||Yes, casually||5 hours|
|Drake Hollow||Yes||12 hours|
|Hypnospace Outlaw (XGP)||No||5.5 hours|
|The Long Reach (NS)||Ugh. Maybe||1 hour|
|My Friend Pedro (XGP)||Yes||1.5 hours|
|Tiny Metal (NS)||Yes||6 hours|
|Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (NS)||Yes||40 hours|
Completed Games 2020
|Game Title||New Release?|
|A Plague Tale: Innocence||No-2019|
|The Gardens Between||No-2018|
|Metro 2033 Redux||No-2014|
|Old Man’s Journey||No-2017|
|Ori and the Will of the Wisps||Yes|
|Panzer Dragoon Remake||Yes|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider||No-2015|
|Tell Me Why||Yes|