Well, Here is my list of home console games I have yet to finish. Iíve always considered home consoles to be my primary focus on gaming, even though in recent years due to time and place constraints Iíve played handhelds more often. I guess I prefer them because I know (for the most part) that games will run on them, and I wonít have to upgrade my system like on PCs. I also didnít get a PC until after about seven or eight years of playing home consoles and arcades, so that may factor in as well. Anyway, from here on out, there is definitely going to be spoiler material when I describe where I am in a game, so if you are sensitive to such things, you should avoid reading this.
After this will come my handheld games.
Assassinís Creed Brotherhood
Info: I love the Assassin Creed series, but whenever I play this game, I somehow end up in the multiplayer. Itís a mystery!
Progress: Havenít even opened my guilds yet.
Info: I got this when JRPGs were rare on the Xbox... although I guess they still are. Beautiful graphics and super interesting gameplay, slowed down by the fact that I had no idea where I was supposed to go.
Progress: Second Disc.
Info: An interesting game, with plenty to do, and an interesting setting.
Progress: Just turned into a demon for the first time.
Info: I like these third person action shooters a lot. They can be nonsensical at times, but fun challenges. Iíve heard this one is particularly difficult eventually.
Progress: I canít remember. May just restart game.
Info: Another game I had to support due to itís fantastically unique concepts. I really like the design so far.
Progress: Second or third day.
Command & Conquer 3
Info: The command and conquer series is dear to my heart. I stopped playing this however, after my Xbox froze at the end of an hour long battle. Grrrrrrr......
Progress: Canít recall
Command & Conquer 3: Kanes Wrath
Info: Of course that didnít stop me from picking this up when I saw it cheap.
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3
Info: My favorite memory of the Red Alert games was in the first one. I exploited the fact that you can always build just a little bit farther than your current base by building pillboxes into my enemies camp. I then returned to the map in a later mission, and had a completely useless line of defense. I donít remember anything special about this one, but I love the cheesy FMVs.
Progress: Forgot. Probably going to restart.
Info: This game is a lot of fun, and has some awesome game design, but parts of it can be way too frustrating. Like not being able to beat Otis to death with his radio.
Progress: Just started meeting up with psychos in the movie theater.
Info: A great survival horror game. Itís weird, I usually donít like scary movies, but I buy a lot of horror games...
Progress: Just rode the shuttle for the first time, I think...
Info: I bought this game based on Jim Sterlingís review, and was even able to get it signed at PAX 2010. I love this game, because itís design is so disconnected. Some parts are so deep, well designed and intricate, while others seem so simplistic and rushed.
Progress: If I remember right, Iím investigating a crime scene near a tree and an outhouse.
Devil May Cry 4
Info: I love action games, and although I didnít really like Devil May Cry 2, I like the Devil May Cry games. Dante is a very interesting character, and the gameplay is usually very tight.
Progress: Probably somewhere around the second or third mission.
Dragon Age: Origins
Info: I love the Mass Effect series, as Iíve said previously, and Iím no stranger to the fantasy genre, so I figured Iíd try this one out. I prefer Mass Effect so far, because of the setting, and because I prefer Commander Shepherd as a character, but this is pretty fun. I actually lent this game to someone who is across the country right now, so Iíll either have to reclaim it, or buy a used copy.
Progress: Fighting in a Dwarven death arena.
Info: It didnít get great reviews, but my love of RPGs compelled me to pick this up. My lack of time to actually play games defeated the purpose of owning it however...
Progress: Havenít even battled yet.
Info: The Fable series has always been a little controversial, but I tend to like itís gameplay.
Progress: Near the end I think. I completed the quest where I got captured.
Info: I love the Fallout series, and I loved Oblivion, so this game was an obvious buy for me. The problem I have with this game, is that every time I play, I just wander around and do things, instead of progressing the plot.
Progress: The Enclave tried to take over the water purifier.
Grand Theft Auto 4
Info: Same as with Fallout, I can never seem to actually do missions in this game.
Progress: I canít actually remember... I know my cousin has his taxi company, and is in trouble though.
Halo 3: ODST
Info: I love the Halo series, it has such a cool narrative. This game is an interesting twist though. The enemies are a lot harder when you arenít an armored super human. Also, some of the best voice acting ever.
Progress: Think Iím on the second personís missions.
Info: Again, bought due to my love of Halo story, combined with my need to send troops to kill things.I am a little disappointed it only has one campaign, but in the long run, I guess thatíll actually help me.
Progress: No idea, Iíll have to update this when I play it again.
Info: Bought during a Best Buy clearance sale for super cheap. I like JRPGs.
Info: One of the most interesting games Iíve played in a LONG time. Although itís made me realize just how gullible and naive I am. I canít even tell when video game characters are lying to me some times...
Progress: Iím on the Black Dahlia murder case.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: Legend
Info: Asides from the amazing co-op downloadable game, Iíve never really gotten far in a Lara Croft game, but I like action titles, so every so often I pick one up to see if Iíll like it.
Progress: Iím in front of a building with a lot of people who donít like me, but like guns. Thatís all I remember.
Info: Since I like giant mechs, and hate bugs, this seemed like a no-brainer for me.
Progress: Canít remember
N3: Ninety Nine Nights
Info: My friend and I picked up Samurai Warriors 2 on a whim, and loved the crazy, cooperative nation destroying it offered. Since then weíve played Dynasty Warriors and Sengoku Basara and loved them, but I just canít get into this one.
Progress: Trying to kill frog people.
Info: Received as a gift, because my friend figured Iíd enjoy sending goblins to attack townsfolk. He was right.
Progress: Canít remember...
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Info: I loved the modern Prince of Persia games, but held off on getting this one, because I loved the game before it, and was disappointed that it wasnít getting a continuation. But, when Ubisoft had a crazy deal for it online, I had to try it.
Info: I picked this one up on a whim, since I love crazy space shooters, and I can tolerate the cutscenes, since I watch anime. The gameplay is a lot of fun, but the missions take way too long.
Progress: Donít recollect.
Info: You can karate kick a helicopter. This is another game where, whenever I play I just run around doing things instead of the main story. My gamer instinct is always to avoid story progress to get the most out of my games. I will have to start suppressing it to start shrinking this backlog though.
Progress: More than halfway through I think.
Info: This was a birthday gift, so I donít know too much about it. Seems like a cool gears-esque sci fi shooter. And throwing that girl whoís with me into enemies is hilarious fun. I was hoping for a co-op campaign though.
Progress: Looked through all the menus for a co-op campaign.
Red Dead Redemption
Info: I bought this because I thought that the multiplayer was going to be more robust, but the gameplay was solid enough to stand on itís own.
Progress: Just past the burning barn.
Info: During the great console war of the 16 bit age, I stood with Sonic. I loved Mario games, and played them often, but when lines were drawn I knew where I stood. Sonic has been in some terrible games the past couple of years, but I actually liked this game. Both styles of play even. Until it asked me to go play through stages to find those horrible sun and moon coins. And I hate Chip.
Progress: Hunting down collectibles to further the story for some reason.
Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions
Info: This may be my favorite Spiderman game. No other game has gotten his sarcasm and flippancy down as well as this one.
Progress: Just beat the Juggernaut.
Tales of Vesperia
Info: Ever since Tales of Symphonia, Iíve had to get my hands on any Tales game I could. These games have some of the best action ever seen in RPGs. I also like that they can be played cooperatively.
Progress: Not sure, but pretty far. I may just restart because Iíve forgotten most of the story.
Tom Clancyís Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 1 and 2
Info: I bought these because they seemed like interesting take on the FPS genre. More tactical and less run and gun.
Progress: A few missions into the first game.
Info: I loved the Tron movies, and this looked like a decent game. I was hoping the multiplayer would have been a little more robust though.
Progress: A few missions in.
Info: A very interesting puzzle game. Time travel adds a whole other dimension to the gameplay...literally.
Progress: Iíve finished the game technically, but I want to get the secret/true ending. I donít feel like Iíve actually beaten it yet.
Hard Corps: Uprising
Info: Bought during an XBLA sale. Probably going to wait to beat this cooperatively.
Monkey Island 2: SE
Info: I love comedic adventure games, and the Monkey Island series are some of the best.
Progress: Elaineís costume party.
Section 8: Prejudice
Info: I played this first at PAX, and was really impressed with it. Once I bought it however, I was disenchanted by the lack of agency I had in multiplayer. I just didnít feel like I was contributing much to matches. That being said, it still is a really cool game.
Progress: Second or third chapter.
Info: I actually bought this after playing Comic Jumper. Before then, I didnít really respect Twisted Pixel, since I hadnít seen what they were truly capable of. The demo for Splosion Man didnít sell me on it, and The Maw wasnít my kind of game. Comic Jumper convinced me to give this game a second chance.
Progress: A number of worlds in, Iíll have to check to be sure.
Super Meat Boy
Info: A great classic-style game. I used to play N+ all of the time, and this is an amazing extension of that gameplay concept.
Progress: Very far. Perhaps the final world.
Info: I love shooters, and this one had some interesting ideas. I actually forgot I hadnít beaten this, until I looked through my collection to compile this list.
Progress: Beaten with one character.
3D Dot Game Heroes
Info: Recieved as a birthday gift. Iíve heard it is an interesting take on the Legend of Zelda gameplay, and I look forward to playing it.
Info: Bought super cheap ages ago. I liked the gameplay, and the anime itís based off of, but things always got in the way of playing it.
Progress: One or two missions in.
Armored Core: For Answer
Info: I love robot games, once again. The Armored Core series is great for itís customization, but also suffers from it, since it starts you off with so much you can customize, that it can be overwhelming.
Progress: A few missions in.
Info: Iíve heard poor reviews of this game, but the gameplay sounded unique enough I wanted to try it. Too bad I never did.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WW2
Info: I keep buying plane games, hoping one will ignite the love I have for Ace Combat games, but none has so far.
Progress: One or two missions in.
Info: One of the first games I bought for the PS3, but somehow havenít played.
Progress: Barely past the prologue/introduction. Spent a long time making ugly characters though.
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
Info: I picked up Disgaea for the PSP, and have been hooked on the series ever since. Iím not sure if I will be as infatuated with it on a home console, since itís an almost perfect portable game, but weíll see.
Final Fantasy 13
Info: Bought on sale because itís Final Fantasy, and my gaming DNA made me. I just had it in my hands with a receipt before I knew it.
Progress: Deep enough in the game to be confused by everything, not deep enough to control whoís in my party yet. So between 1 and 100 hours in I guess.
Info: Well, when I get a new system, I tend to buy a lot of games for it, especially if the systemís been out for awhile, and there are cheap games available for it. In this case, I bought this game along with another whose name escapes me for super cheap at Walmart. Instead of Mass Effect 2, which was being sold a couple of days before itís actual release date. I rationalized it as such: Iíll get 2 games instead of 1, on a system I need games for. The problem was I had forgotten I love Mass Effect so much. So, numerous months later, Iíve beaten Mass Effect 2 and all itís DLC, and havenít played this once. Shows how smart I am huh? Anyway, I picked this up because it kinda looked like Pokemon/Jade Cocoon.
God of War Collection
Info: I came really close to beating the first God of War on the PS2, but got stuck in a jumping/timing/spike puzzle in a labyrinth. Since Iíd never played the second at all, I figured Iíd get this collection, and play two birds with one controller....or something like that.
Progress: About halfway through the first game.
Info: Bought a couple of weeks before it was announced that I could get this for free since Sony gave away my credit card... A very interesting game, although the moral choices are the most drastic Iíve ever seen.
Progress: A few missions after I found out about that lightning orb, and meet my nemesis.
Little Big Planet
Info: Bought more for the user generated content even though I knew Iíd never have time to play much of it. Sometimes I think I buy things just to support ideas in the industry.
Progress: Dia De Los Muertos world.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Info: Iíve tried to play this game once or twice before, but it is so hard and unforgiving. I figure though, if I can beat Godhand, I can beat this.
Progress: Iím on a zeppelin.
No More Heroes: Heroesí Paradise
Info: Iíve actually played and beat this game on the Wii, but decided to get it again, because it was one of my favorite Wii games.
Progress: Beat the first boss.
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Info: Received as a birthday gift. I loved the previous Ratchet and Clank game, but Iíve only played a few in the series, but every one Iíve played, Iíve enjoyed.
Red Faction Guerrilla
Info: I remember the first Red Faction game fondly, though I never picked up the second. The one problem with this game, is that I often just go around blowing stuff up instead of doing missions.
Progress: Around the end of the first area.
Resonance of Fate
Info: This is one of the best console RPGs Iíve ever played. To me, this is the true progeny of the Final Fantasy games, and not 13. The only problem I have with this game is that I often donít have the time to sit and enjoy an RPG. Doesnít stop me from buying them though.
Progress: Canít remember, but I think Iím fighting mannequins...
Info: Another sandbox game where I just run around instead of doing missions. This one is a lot of fun, and I like the unique setting.
Progress: Just cleared out a church...or was it a hanger?
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Info: There are certain game series I keep trying (Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Splinter Cell, and Silent Hill for example) that I keep buying games from, then never beating. I eventually started beating Splinter Cell games, and I just beat Resident Evil 5 with my friend, so there is hope, though. I guess I figure that once a game has a lot of sequels, there must be some worthwhile gameplay in the series, and I should try it.
Progress: Still in the opening creepy hospital area.
Sonic The Hedgehog
Info: Since I am a huge Sonic fan, I have to beat this game as a matter of principle. How sober Iíll be when playing Silver however, that I canít say.
Progress: Future Knuckles just warned me that the future will be awful.
Star Wars Force Unleashed
Info: Iím not actually sure why I didnít buy this sooner, since I am a huge Star Wars fan. I think itís because I prefer the starships to Jedi.
Progress: A couple of missions in. I think Iím on a Star Destroyer, or I just left one.
Info: Bought this right after I beat Wet. Wasnít able to pull me in like Wet did, but I still want to beat it.
Progress: Canít remember. will probably restart.
Tom Clancyís Rainbow 6 Vegas 1 and 2
Info: I bought these games after my friend showed me the co-op anti-terrorist mode. It was a lot of fun, so I decided to pick them up when I saw them cheap.
Progress: Inside the casino in the first game.
Info: I love the Uncharted series, but something always gets in my way when I try to finish this game. I accidentally erased an old almost finished save of mine, and had to start over.
Progress: Just found the temple with the map to shangri-la, I think.
Info: This may be my favorite PS3 game, and is definitely my favorite exclusive. I like the different approach on war and the amazing art style. This is another game where i have to have a lot of time to be able to commit to play it though.
Progress: I think they just had their swimsuit episode.
Info: This may be my favorite sandbox style game. I love the characters, and the super-serious, but sometimes absurd and silly mood the game has. I was a little upset that Sega didnít port it over from Japan properly though.
Progress: Iím in Tokyo looking for the person who looks like my dad, or something like that. A helicopter blew up the floor of the skyscraper I was in.
Info: An interesting game with a great art style and unique gameplay. Didnít hold my interest the last time I played it though.
Progress: One or two missions in.
Disneyís Epic Mickey
Info: I am a huge fan of Disney World, so I had to get this. I wish it was more like itís concept art, but oh well.
Progress: Just went through the boat ride with crocodiles.
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Info: I loved Donkey Kong Country, although I didnít like the sequels as much. This game is an accurate, if impossibly hard, extension of the series. I was waiting to play this game co-op, but none of my friends are interested.
Progress: Beat the first world.
Info: Again, I keep buying plane games because they wonít make me a new console Ace Combat game. Iím actually worried about the new one theyíre making...
Progress: I canít recall. May restart this one.
Info: Iíve heard amazing things about this game, but so far it seems like a simple platformer to me.
Progress: A few levels in.
Metroid: Other M
Info: I really, really,really, really wanted to like this. Iím still hoping I can a find a way to.
Progress: Just got sent to go check on something by the Federation people. Super vague, I know, but thatís all I remember.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Info: I bought this game because the art style is beautiful, and I wanted that awesome wallscroll it came with, even though I have no room on my wall.
Progress: Probably an hour or so in.
Nights: Journey of Dreams
Info: I never played the original game, so Iím excited to try this one.
Info: Iíve heard that this was a must play game, and what Iíve played is very fun so far.
Progress: Just ran into the bird mafia.
Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers
Info: I bought this game along with the 360 version because I was looking for some mindless co-op zombie killing. The 360 one delivered, but this one doesnít have co-op campaign. I should still beat it though.
Progress: Tried every way to play co-op we could, then turned it off.
Red Steel 1 and 2
Info: When the Wii came out, my friend and I both bought Red Steel and the Legend of Zelda. He was more excited for Zelda, and I was more excited for Red Steel. I was wrong. I also tried Red Steel 2, but didnít feel that the Wii motion plus added enough to the game. It actually made me worried about the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, but that game controlled fine at PAX.
Progress: Iíll have to restart Red Steel, since itís been years since I played, and Iím a few missions into Red Steel 2.
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Info: I bought this when I saw it on sale, because I never finished the gamecube one, even though I really liked it. I figure that the new gameplay and controls may add something.
Info: Bought because I love strategy/tactics games, and this one seemed very interesting.
Progress: Just took over LIPS, or STAR, or some other crazy acronym.
Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces
Info: Bought since the Ace Combat people made it, and I loved this movie. Iím still not sold on the control scheme though.
Progress: One or two missions in.
Sonic & The Secret Rings
Info: Bought because of a good Destructoid review. One of the few Iíve disagreed with.
Progress: Deep enough in the game to know I hate the controls.
Soul Calibur Legends
Info: Bought because I love the Soul Calibur games, despite the poor reviews. I should have listened. I hope I can make it though this one.
Progress: Canít recall.
Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2
Info: These games are fantastic. The only reason I havenít beaten them yet is because sometimes you donít want to have to take Super Smash Bros out of your Wii, and find itís case.
Progress: Last boss of 1, a few worlds in on 2.
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Info: Bought because I loved Tales of Symphonia, though Iím not sure about the new gameplay. I bought this during work on Figment, which may be the busiest time of my life ever, so I never even touched it.
Zak & Wiki
Info: Bought due to my insatiable lust for adventure games, and the fact that it may be one of the coolest applications of the Wiimote ever.
Progress: Zak is frozen, and only I can save him. Wait... I think I beat that level though... Ahh well, itís the last one I remember.
Info: Bought because I thought it was Landstalker somehow. Looks like a cool Zelda clone though.
Progress: I think I have one of the elements.
Info: Bought because I played this game on the Sega Channel as a kid, and needed to prove to myself that it was real and I wasnít crazy.
Progress: Canít recall.
Sin and Punishment
Info: Bought because I love Star Fox games. Iím not sure I love this game too though.
Progress: I have no idea. The story makes no sense.
Super Mario RPG
Info: One of the best RPGs ever made, and I want to beat it again.
Progress: Canít recall. May restart just so I can play through the whole thing again.
Info: My first Metroid was Metroid Fusion, which I loved. From their Iíve played every Metroid game I could. Iíve heard this is the best one, but I think Zero Mission may still be my favorite.
Progress: Canít recall. read