[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]
It's time once more for you, the Destructoid audience, to determine how I spend what passes for my leisure time. We'll soon be ready to start our twenty-sixth game on Backlog and the theme this go around is as straightforward as they come. All of the games in our new crop are based on comic book properties.
Take a gander at the list and pick the game you'd like to see me play through next!
Who doesn't love Wolverine? He might have been a little over-used from time to time, but that's just because there's nothing you can't apply a gruff and insensitive guy with knives in his hands to. Of the games to feature the cunning Canuck in a leading role, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is regarded by many as the very best.
The Red Star Developed by Acclaim Studios / Archangel Studios Released April 23, 2007
Based on the graphic novel series of same name, The Red Star is a game which went through a difficult development as Acclaim Studios shut down shortly after a demo of the game appeared in August of 2004. The final product, a combination of third-person shooting and fighting game mechanics, wouldn't see release until three years later, it's development completed by Archangel Studios. Probably too late, and the completed Xbox version was never even put on store shelves.
The game sounds awesome and I've always wanted to try it. The copy I picked up on the cheap has been sitting around for an awful long time.
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Developed by Treyarch Released on October 21, 2008
I really like Spider-Man games, even most of the bad ones. The curse of the sandbox is magnified by all the ability orbs crammed throughout New York and I can't seem to stay on track more than a couple of minutes every time I fire up this game. But swinging through the city is always fantastic fun and I love the way the two costumes work together, so this would be a delightful choice.
Hellboy: The Science of Evil Developed by Krome Studios Released June 24, 2008
I dig Hellboy. I can't resist a good alternate history, particularly if it involves nazi occultists and steampunk science. I should probably learn to do something about that because I'm led to understand that this Hellboy game is mediocre at best. I snagged it for less than a tenner, so I'm not crying any tears but I can't say that I've felt a whole lot of motivation to even drop it in at all.
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!
RadicalYoseph Was anybody else here extremely disappointed by the ending of Assassin's Creed 2?Parismio Just tried Fallout 4 on my PC Via my Cousins steam account and nope, it does not run for me very well. Buying the PS4 version it is!OrochiLeona You know who never took any shit from anybody? Dr. Blight.Terry 309 Am I the only one who has to pull up their sleeves to play competantly at videogames? When my hoodie's sleeves are down I play like a piece of shit but when i pull them up, I have more flexibility.Shinta PSA: Just picked up Falco amiibo at Best Buy. They had about 20 Tom Nook, 10 singles of Splatoon Boy/Girl, the Splatoon triple pack, about 30 Marths with a big sign saying "Look Who's Back!," Dark Pit, and probably about 15 others. Not too shabby.Fenriff I long for the day that people get over their weird circle jerk hatred for FFXIII related things and just ignore things they don't care about.Rad Party God I'm upgrading my PC on the cheap and I'm going with AMD, out of these two CPUs, wich one is better?, A8-7650K or FX-6300?Logeon Huh, I think we broke LightningFarron19, you guys.Archelon CARLSON AND PEETERS!KeithTheGeek Being a video game-focused website, it's not often I get to gush about Godzilla. So have a link to one of my favorite tracks in the entire series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMdG-MkA3X8ChrisHannard Fallout 4 really does bring back memories. Specifically, memories of finding unlikely loot on a animal's corpse. I'm just grateful that Bloatfly didn't know how to use that 15 pound flamethrower it was apparently carrying in its bum bag. LinkSlayer64 I no longer require seasoning for my Thanksgiving dinner because between the Lightning post here and Undertale beating Fallout 3 in the "best game" vote on GameFAQs, I have all the salt I need. (Image) [img]http://i.imgur.com/XWtHe6P.png[/img]Sir Shenanigans LUDWIG HAS FALLEN IM SHAKING THANK YOU CHRIST AND RONALD MCDONALD #buttborneikiryou Pfft, who needs context. [img]https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/KTKj3tbSmOLW5xjgCU11[/img]voex Yeah...fuck the NES Castlevanias! Think I'll skip straight to Symphony of the Night.SirDavies No more heroes. Wii or PS3 version? Amna Umen Thanks for that Mother 4 article yesterday I've been listening to nothing but GBA-era soundtracks, truly my golden years of gaming.GoofierBrute If you stop to think about it, Thanksgiving is basically #Darksiders2: The Holiday.Gamemaniac3434 Your daily reminder that my band can beat up your band.
https://youtu.be/OCmBWOF1A0gPixie The Fairy Hoping more character customization options come of the next Smash-centric Nintendo Direct. Playing as Wrong-Hair, Wrong-Face Robin feels weird. Female Robin Amiibo, too. And let 3DS users download the whole OST. My wishes are reasonable, I think.