The PS4 has just released in Japan and now most major markets have access to next generations consoles. This was the longest console generation for video games ever, but it also meant the biggest library of games. This is the list of backlogged games that I told myself I must finish.
The list itself is pretty big because of my time at University of California, Santa Cruz. In college it was almost impossible for me to find the time since I was so busy either studying or hanging out with friends. When I graduated the problem didn't go away since I focused on my career or hanging with friends to forget about work.
I love videogames and definitely played games to relax, but I could never really find time to play a game that required me to focus for an extended period of time. It was always only a quick round of Call of Duty or League of Legends. Now that I have a new computer built, I am coming back to the hobby that defined me growing up.
Mass Effect 2
I have always been a fan of RPG games so I know I will enjoy this game. I actually played much of the first Mass Effect and loved it. I love Science Fiction stories and Mass Effect got me hooked once I could take control of the Normandy. The trilogy is already sitting my shelf so I will make sure I at least finish the 2nd game though once I get addicted I will probably complete the whole series.
I am not a big fan of first-person shooter single players game ever since I played Modern Warfare 2. This generation was uninspiring for me, but BioShock is different. Half-life is one of my favorite games of all time because of the setting, gameplay, and storyline. BioShock definitely delivered in that fashion so i am excited to play BioShock Infinite.
When I first played Bastion I was completely blown away by that narrator. I fell off the side of the map and their he was explaining it. I bought it during a Steam Summer Sale on impulse but glad I did. Since it was summer I couldn’t play too much of it but without a doubt I know this is one of the games I will finish just to hear that narrator some more.
The Walking Dead
As you can tell stories are some of my favorite reasons to play video games. TV Shows are able to do things movies can’t because they are able to develop a much longer connection with the audience. The Walking Dead TV Show did that, and I hear the game was also able to make an intense story with an interactive developed connection.
I played Beyond: Two Souls and was not very impressed. That is why I need to play Heavy Rain. I love experimental story driven games and I hear nothing but amazement with Heavy Rain. I am keeping my mind open about this game, but I know I have to atleast give it a try.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
I love Batman. This game has you tactically sneaking around to defeat your enemies, solving mysteries, and fighting famous villains from the series. This game is my chance to relive my childhood, when I went home from school to endlessly watch cartoons.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Metal Gear Solid 4 was one of my favorite games on the PS3. It was one of the reasons why I bought a PS3 in the first place. The story was a great finale to the story of Solid Snake, but I also loved the story of Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid 3. Thankfully it was ported to the PS3 so I can eventually get my hands on it.
Minecraft is one of those games that changed the industry through design. Something about it has made it insanely popular and it was a great example of indie games at its finest. Sandbox games aren’t really my thing, but I have to try this game to truly call myself a gamer. This is a game helped shape what indie games were capable of and I must understand the magic behind it.