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ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


In the spirit of Reply Allís made up holiday, Email Debt Forgiveness Day, I decided itís time for us in the Somethingawful dot com Games Forum to do a little personal backlog spring cleaning ourselves...with a twist!

Hereís how itís going to workÖ

What do I do
1. Dig out your backlog, those poor poor games that have been sitting purchased and unplayed and ignored.
2. Write a post in this thread about what game youíre giving up on (for now at least, this is supposed to be fun and you can play it if you end up wanting to play it, I donít care Iím not your parent or legal guardian)
3. Slam the post button. Feel a slight weight off your shoulders. Have a great rest of your day

Wait I thought there was going to be toxxing...and a twist?

Toxxing. The twist is toxxing. Itís right in the thread title! If youíre feeling adequately spicy then put your on the line and that you will finish a game by a certain date!

I'll keep track of everything up here for everyone too!

ShallNoiseUpon fucked around with this message at 15:19 on Nov 23, 2020

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ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Of course, I will get the ball moving on both a backlog forgiveness and a toxx. Iíll give up on playing all of the Bioshocks after Bioshock 1. I was late to the party and while Bioshock did some cool narrative stuff there are probably better immersive sims to be playing, not to mention better shooters and games with more coherent politics! Iím giving up on Bioshock and Iím okay with that.

And because I came up with the idea: I will play through Prey (2017) by the end of June 2020

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Khanstant posted:

Is "finished" self-defined? I rarely reach the end victory credits of even games I love. Played Morrowind heaps of hours across many characters and years, but I only know the final boss and ending from watching speedruns.

And if it is permitted, I'd toxx for Sekiro by the end of Autumn. My hands will be softened by months of cozying up in Animal Crossing and Sekiro has already been collecting dust since the first weeks after launch. I am stuck at the very last boss, thoroughly cleared everything else in the game, I was making progress, could reliably get through the first phase handily after a while but one night I got closer than ever but totally panicked and flubbed it on the newest phase and then suddenly regressed and struggled with the first phase all over again. I have it sitting there, in it's original un-updated form just waiting for me to bring honor to my family.

If that's pushing it, then toxx me for Bayonetta by EoY. Bought it a long time ago, not even on sale I don't think, and somehow never even installed it.

It feels like it has to be somewhat self-reported one way or another and you can really define that how you want. Itís more about having an incentive to get some gaming done that youíve wanted to get done but havenít for whatever reason. I put mine as ďsee creditsĒ because Iím not the kind of person to go back into a game and play side stuff once I finish the main game.


Whatever works for you, really!

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Khanstant posted:

me for both! Bayonetta EoY, Sekiro End of Autumn!


What do you mean when you say "end of Autumn" because to me that's like December 20th and I just want to make sure we're on the same page

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Jay Rust posted:


I will beat Baldurís Gate 1, Siege of Dragonspear, Baldurís Gate 2, and Throne of Bhaal by May 31st 2020

lol that's so much good luck

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

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Got everyone updated in the OP -- let me know if you want the status changed for anything you're all playing (if you started it or progress or whatever you want, really) and I can throw it in there.


Got some people playing some great games already!

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Jay Rust posted:

Iím about one-third through Baldurís Gate 1 already, but getting those drat ďYes but what if you restarted as a different class and alignment!Ē thoughts I was hoping to avoid by toxxing :smith!


Are you playing the EE? There's a tool called EE Keeper that will let you edit your save and modify your character.


t-.-t posted:

I finally got the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection working, but I keep getting distracted by FFXIV. So here's a toxx with my account on the line.

My goal is to finish the entire collection before the end of March. There's an achievement for doing so, which I'll use as proof of completion. Probably really strict of a time limit, but I've already finished one game in the collection and I should focus on just enjoying it rather than trying to perfect it.


Getting distracted by FFXIV is the best kind of getting distracted, at least. I wish you luck in your very short-term Mega Man endeavors.

DC Murderverse posted:

alright, I'm about to spend 3 weeks almost entirely in my home, and my poor Playstation that I bought a few months back has been woefully underused, so i'm gonna put a bit of a fire under my rear end:



I will finish ONE (1) of the following seven games by the end of April:
The Last of Us Remastered, Spider-Man, Control, God of War, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Tetris Effect, The Outer Wilds

I've started all of them and I'm about half-way through Spider-Man, Control and Outer Wilds and within the first few hours of the rest, so I think finishing one of them is a reasonable goal.

That list is a bunch of games I've started and not finished too and once I work through Prey will probably be finishing something there. The one I did finish was The Outer Wilds and it was, I think, my 2nd or 3rd favorite game last year and I think that's the one you should go with.

ShallNoiseUpon fucked around with this message at 12:31 on Mar 13, 2020

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Hopefully you all are staying in and social distanced with a video game at hand and won't be banned when this whole thing blows over!

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


The 7th Guest posted:

you may thank me for ruining your excel/openoffice cell lengths

Google Sheets technically. It lets you do a carriage return inside of a cell at least, so they're just longboys instead of wideboys.

Everyone's been added to the OP. Again, feel free to post if you've started a game or something or if you have made significant progress and want the OP updated to reflect that.

t-.-t is the closest to their deadline right now and that deadline is to finish Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection by 3/31!

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


t-.-t posted:

Well, got in just barely under the wire (Animal Crossing: New Horizons took up like a week straight) but finally managed to 100% the collection. Putting my account on the line was definitely the strongest motivator for finishing soon, but I enjoyed the games and don't consider playing them a wasted effort.




Woo! Congrats! I think that makes you the first successful completion!

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


I've gone and finished Prey with tons of time to spare. Please accept this screenshot of the NG+ screen as proof:

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Hopefully DC Murderverse comes in and tells us they beat one of their games today.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


FreelanceSocialist posted:

Was posting updates in my original reply but here's one to get attention: finished all community center bundles in Stardew Valley before the end of the month. It took 53 hours and a lot of loving fishing.

Proof:



DC Murderverse posted:

Lol I completely forgot about this...

but with the aid of some edibles, I did finish Tetris Effect, in full VR no less! (and unlike Skyrim VR, it did not make me violently nauseous) I may be criticized for finishing the easiest to finish game on that list but it should also be noted that:

1). I also finished Picross S4 and Bioshock (for the like 20th time, which I suppose is what this sort of bet is trying to prevent but w/e that game is great)
2). I also put like 80 hours into Animal Crossing and 20 into Doom Eternal
3). I was very much expecting Last of Us to be the game that I finished but was not expecting to bounce off of that game as much as I did, especially after that dope prologue.
4). My depression is in full swing being stuck the gently caress inside and Iím sleeping 10-12 hours most days

So I am going to immediately put my neck back on the line:

I will finish one of the following games by May 31
Control
Doom Eternal
Spider-Man
The Outer Wilds

Iím around the half-way mark in all of these, finishing one should hopefully be doable.

edit for proof:



Congrats to both of you! I'm updating the spreadsheet with your 2nd round DC Murderverse and somehow I just straight up missed your entire post until right this moment FreelanceSocialist.

ShallNoiseUpon fucked around with this message at 19:56 on Apr 30, 2020

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Slowpoke! posted:

After owning for it over 3 years, I am finally playing Witcher 3. that I will finish the main quest by June. That should be enough time, I think.

Steam Games I will probably never play at this point. RIP:

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Bad Rats
Rome: Total War
Civilization: Beyond Earth
Starbound
Total War Battles: SHOGUN
Total War: EMPIRE
Total War: MEDIEVAL II
Total War: NAPOLEON
Total War: SHOGUN 2
Viking: Battle for Asgard

I think 2/3 of those were in a bundle.

I believe in you. I did about 70 hours on the base game and this month finally got through Hearts of Stone (it's incredibly good and a very well told and compelling story) and want to get through Blood & Wine sooner rather than later so I can finally be done with what I think will probably be one of my favorite games of all time.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Maigius posted:

Going to formally throw in the towel on Drakengaurd 3 and Nier Automata. I will pledge to beat The Talos Principle and La-Mulana though. I'll try to get both done by the end of the year and one done by August 1.

This is a Yoda-zone

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


wuggles posted:

Alright gently caress it.



I will finish Dark Souls for the first time no later than Tuesday, August 18.


hell yeah

DC Murderverse posted:

I'm approaching the end of The Outer Wilds, it should be finished in time for my challenge.

God that's such a good loving game.

HELL YEAH

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


I need to do another one, I'm just not sure what game I want to do. Maybe Divinity OS 2.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Jay Rust posted:



Throne of Bhaal completed!

I won't lie, fatigue set in pretty quickly, mostly because they made every two-bit mage in the expansion able to stop time and hide behind twenty layers of defenses, so fights with them took forever; there was also one notable fight that took maybe half an hour. But I'm happy!

I will one day return to the Baldur's Gates and play through them properly, but for now, at least I can say that, yes, I've finally slain my white whale



I was getting nervous for you there for a while.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Get in there Jay Rust.

I ended up just straight up finishing Divinity OS 2 instead of toxxing for it and now I need to toxx something new and I'm not sure what now.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


I think this is do-able and is a quick turnaround:

I will finish FF7R (Iím in chapter 13, I think) and RE2 Remake (not started) by 6/30.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

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RE2 done. I'm counting doing one playthrough as "beating" the game. Loved every second of it, will probably go back and play Claire at some point soon.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Awesome Animals posted:

Personally, I feel like Leon + Claire should be what counts as beating it, but I'm no RE2 expert.


Saw credits and as far as I'm concerned that counts as beating the game.


Also (chapter 18 is the last chapter):


ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


wuggles posted:

The age of dark is upon us: I have beaten Dark Souls.

gently caress Solaire, fuckin bastard didnít even show up to help me out


good job!

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

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VideoGames posted:

Today I finished Hollow Knight! That is one game down out of that tremendous list in my earlier post. Going to keep on playing and making headways in the others!





That's one that I really want to finish, not the least because Stux constantly yells about how good it is.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Yeah toxxes are in kind of a weird limbo right now anyway with the site ownership situation. Any failed toxxes will probably not be processed until the sale is complete. Any changes on that front and I'll make a new post.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


bowmore posted:

How do yaíll choose what game to play?


like...generally or specifically for this?

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


I'm going to stop running this at the end of 2020 -- Any toxxes from here on out should have an end date of 12/31/20 or earlier

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ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

I VISITED THE EVE ECHOES THREAD AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ICON


Dreadwroth2 posted:

Welp since I got distracted by apartment hunting Im not going to make my toxx date. Is the SA shop totally in Jeffery's hands now? I dont want to give RICHARD any of my money when I rereg.


Yeah, once the store opens back up the money will be going to the site.

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