[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!
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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