[Backlog is the ongoing quest to rid Conrad Zimmerman's collection of unfinished games. As voted on by the Destructoid community, Conrad plays each game from start to finish live on Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel every weeknight at 8pm Pacific]
Sometimes, I wake up in the morning and think to myself, "today is the day, Conrad. Today is the day you make a joke that is such a phenomenal reach nobody will take you seriously ever again." So it is in that spirit that I present to you a new selection of games bound for Backlog glory in Series 25: Different Colonoscopy.
I really am sorry about that.
Resistance: Fall of Man Developed by Insomniac Games Released November 17, 2006
There are a few things which have prevented me from checking out the Resistance series. I'm not generally a huge fan of first-person shooters, though I do enjoy a good sci-fi / horror tale. But not having a PS3 for the first few years it was available is probably the biggest impediment to checking out one of the console's launch series.
I'm sure it's a bit on the rough side by this point but I do like killing aliens.
It's been a rocky period for the Prince of Persia franchise. After what seems to have been an unsuccessful reboot of the series (much to my chagrin; I adored 2008's Prince of Persia), Ubisoft went back to the previously abandoned plot line with The Forgotten Sands. To their credit, Ubisoft seems to have acknowledged which of their games remains most deserving of a sequel and placed this 2010 title directly following The Sands of Time in its respective chronology.
I have played every game in the Prince of Persia series, even if I rarely make the effort to finish them. With your help, perhaps I'll knock this one off my list.
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Developed by Midway L.A. Released September 16, 2005
The ridiculous mythology which sprang out of the Mortal Kombat franchise eventually gave rise to a few spin-off titles attempting action-adventure instead of competitive, tournament fighting. The best of these, by all accounts I've seen, is Shaolin Monks. It's an alternate telling of events which transpire between the first and second Mortal Kombat titles featuring Liu Kang and Kung Lao.
I like a good, mindless beat-em-up from time to time and this appears to be that. I wouldn't know. I picked it up on clearance somewhere and never played.
I liked the first No More Heroes game in the same way that I like everything Suda51 touches. His games are weird and wonderful but often unfocused and prone to paying more attention to style than playability. There were deep flaws which I was willing to overlook because of the title's creativity.
The problem comes when someone who makes creative statements then produces a sequel to a statement. Now, the artistry seems less significant and poor gameplay less forgivable. Desperate Struggle did much to improve on the original, I became weary after a time and decided I just wasn't having fun. Help me have fun again.
Finally, we have the Mystery Game. Don't make the mistake of choosing this for curiosity's sake, as people have clamored before to know what it was and groaned when they learned. The intent here is to select the Mystery Game if none of the other games appeal to you, so voting for it just because you want to know what it is is kind of a dick move.
If the Mystery Game is not chosen, it'll roll over into the next series where it will continue to be a mystery.
There you have it. Make your selection in the poll below and make your case in the comments for the game you want to see next on Backlog!
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IDrawOnTape If I was to play through the NES library, besides being madness, what order do I do it? Alphabetically or Release date-wise? Whats the Dtoid universe think?Gundy Maybe someday I'll finish Natural Doctrine AKA Natty Doc...Niero Desu You've got guts, a powerful soul
You've got guts, sweet and sour
You've got guts, do the guts
A man sweats, he really does, go!Flegma Finished Xenoblade Chronicles for the first time in about 107 hours. Got tired of attempting to clear as many sidequests as there were left available. Maybe in NG+...techsupport Woah. I consider myself a nerd and all, but the trophy hunting community is next level. Is there a biopic about the people at the top of these leaderboards? I'd find that very interesting.Paul S GeoHolmes
[img]https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/ntf3p5PqS2GteYfXUH33[/img]Mr Knives I have no idea what this game is about but if this isn't the best goddamn cover art ever, I don't know what is. [url=http://imgur.com/3yw3G8S][img]http://i.imgur.com/3yw3G8S.jpg[/img][/url]RadicalYoseph #thanksnintendo.Shinta Xenoblade X limited edition on Amaxon now. Will probably sell out very fast like usual.
http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1103729&page=1BaronVonSnakPak Just got a Vita with a 16GB card for super cheap. What games should I be looking out for?RadicalYoseph So the XCX Special Edition was marked as in stock for 20 seconds and I got a copy! I am disproportionately excited considering what it comes with. Hopefully the art book and packaging are high quality. WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!RadicalYoseph Surprise, Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition has already sold out on Amazon.Solar Pony Django Just a heads up, the Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition is up for preorder on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Xenoblade-Chronicles-Special-Edition-Wii-U/dp/B014LNTVGK I think it'll be available elsewhere but you know. Nintendo. Love em but hard to find.Clicks Clacks Picked up Valkyria Chronicles for $5 in the Humble Store, figure I'd advertise that for anyone that doesn't have it yet. Sale ends in less than 42 hours after this post yo. https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/valkyriachronicles_storefrontgajknight My copy of National Geographic came today. Best subscription I've paid for, worth it for the lovely pictures alone. This one has a story about elephant poachers and ivory tusks with spy chips in 'em. James Bond shit man.OverlordZetta If someone used the blog reply feature to just divide a somewhat long blog into easier-to-digest chapters that could be consumed at the leisure of readers, would that be kosher?FlanxLycanth [youtube]https://youtu.be/7bzKWOeSVn4[/youtube]RadicalYoseph @Barry Kelly It looks like it will get pretty difficult later on. It even has instafail stealth sections according to @Chris Carter
#neededanexcuse to #tryouttheatfeatureBarry Kelly I hope MGS V manages to have some sort of challenge to it. I just replayed MGS 4 for the first time since release and wow that game just practically plays itself. And that's outside of the long sections it is playing itself!Agent9 Splatfest Decipticons, Let us crush the Autobot menace