We're just about finished up with Silent Hill 3 on Backlog and it's time once again for you to determine the course of fate as we gear up to begin our twenty-fourth game. Silent Hill 3 deals with themes of youth and stolen innocence as Heather learns the secrets of her past. So, why not take a look at some of the things which influenced my own childhood?
All of the games in this series are based around characters I became familiar with in my childhood. That doesn't mean these are all kid-friendly titles, however. Take a look at the list and cast your vote.
A Boy and His Blob Developed by WayForward Released October 13, 2009
I'm a big fan of David Crane's original A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia conceptually, but the execution of that particular title makes it hard to love. That's why I was so excited to watch the development of Wayforward's take on the unlikely paring of metamorphic alien and jellybean-packing tyke.
It's one of the cutest games made in recent memory and I had quite a bit of fun in the brief bit of time that I've spent playing it. One on the list I'm very much looking forward to enjoying in earnest.
American McGee's Alice Developed by Rogue Entertainment Released October 6, 2000
Of all the classic children's stories, it's likely that none are more important to my life than Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Its charms are bountiful enough to entrance the most precocious child and a depth of symbolism able to sustain that enjoyment until such time as one is old enough to share with a new generation. Alice even, in her own weird way, helped me discover the love of my life when I commissioned the woman who would later accept my proposal of marriage to create a series of illustrations for a personal pressing of the book (I never received those illustrations; took her in trade instead).
My experience with American McGee's Alice is somewhat less significant. I remember being very interested in the title prior to its release and having a single, uninspiring experience when it arrived. It's very possible that I just wasn't in the right environment or the proper mood. The re-release of the game included with its sequel has given me a second crack at Wonderland.
There are a few images that you can show to just about anybody on Earth and have them be instantly recognizable. This distinguished list includes the cross, the "golden arches," and the Coca-Cola logo. Mickey Mouse might be able to give them all a run for their money.
I'm excited to play Epic Mickey, as I've played very little and the concept thrills me. Forgotten things are a passion for any true aficionado of an art form and I know that Warren Spector has a tremendous appreciation for animation (in fact, one of the first games Spector developed is a now-seminal tabletop RPG about cartoons). There are faults, I know, but I want to give this a shot.
Nintendo is nothing if not clever. While the purpose of the Konga Drum accessory for the GameCube was to tap into the developing music/accessory game market with Donkey Konga, they've generally been smart enough to produce at least one other game to justify the existence of a peripheral. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat provided that justification in spades and its demo was capable of keeping me at work past the end of my shift more than a few times.
I remember it being exceptionally fun and refreshing, a visually attractive example of a simple two-button platform game. But it also brought out my competitive side and an obsession with perfecting every stage in succession eventually resulted in my failing to even finish at all. But I still have a pair of bongos waiting for the day when I return.
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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Shinta MGO's pretty fun! I suck at it though. I mostly hang back and just mark enemies and get the occasional sniper kill. It's pretty fun to be semi-useful with a very hands off role like that. Love my avatar character guy too.Mike Martin Fuck Insecticonsnanashi they pooped in my food they pooped in my food they pooped in my food they pooped in my food https://youtu.be/t-mKHCMhkEURobo Panda Z I have been accused of the greatest of crimes - cookie snobbery.Yanick Bourbeau Zombie eating player from my game: www.infinitrap.com
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[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yQlDnIAR14[/youtube]Rad Party God AARRGGGHHHH!!!, GODDAMIT!, fucking SOMA has crashed 3 fucking times in a row and I always lose ~20 minutes of playtime!, playing the same section over and over kinda ruins the tension! >.<'OverlordZetta N-Not that P1 isn't perfect the way she is! Isn't that right sweetie? Yes it... Oh, now don't you go and listen to those P2 fans! They just go around spreading rumors and pretending Hitler was just a handsome gentleman in sunglasses, that's what THEY do!OverlordZetta Persona Q has made me realize I really want a Persona 1 remake on 3DS in a similar style. A lot. A loooooooot. You listening, Atlus?VIRGO Super Mario Maker, the announcement of Sonic Lost World for Steam, and remembering all of the mods that got made for the PC version of Sonic Generations makes me wish SEGA/Sonic Team would make their own dedicated Sonic level creation game. gajknight Hey, is your fridge running? You better catch it. I mean, it has all your food, and without food, you die. Like, forever. You don't wanna die right? If you die, how will you watch The Good wife with your favourite bowl of Ben and Jerry's ice cream? Go. CJ Andriessen My local Best Buy is drowning in Marth & Dark Pit amiiboGoofierBrute Spooky yet totally true gaming fact: the bushes and the clouds in Super Mario Bros are the same exact shape. #SpookySr Churros It is coming fast AAAAAAH http://blogs.sega.com/2015/10/06/3d-sonic-the-hedgehog-2-included-in-the-sega-3d-classics/Fuzunga The newest PS4 update finally got rid of that bug where I'd get the "you can customize your power options" message every time I turned on my console!El Dango Should I just pass on MGSV? I haven't really liked any of the games after Snake Eater, and it's being used as a money sink at the moment.Mike Martin [Youtube]https://youtu.be/2ccP8sUyT4w[/youtube] All the episodes are on youtube now. Also I never knew they got to do a season 3. Pretty cool. Now back to Transformers. Scored a gc to my favorite thai place too. Pad ahoy bitches. It's been too long. ashamasha i have almost all the pieces i need to build my own Arcade machine... and the last one arrive this Saturday! Soon, one my childhood dream will became true!RadicalYoseph Interviewer: Konami, why are you selling cosmetic DLC for MGSV?
Konami exec: I breathe through my skin.