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Sr. Churros vs. the Eternal Backlog - Ep. 2: Sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooowpoke

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An amazing start followed by a sluggish halt

 

Woah boy, I was on fire last month, huh? Finished 5 games! It got me really excited and full of hope for the month of July.

Except that I only managed to beat one game. You see, now that I decided to only use my 3DS almost exclusively while commuting I was hoping to be able to focus more on PC games. Turned out that a few days after I finished playing Super Meat Boy on PC I decided to start developing my fan game, so developing it (and also procrastinating a lot) has been taking most of my PC time. So I'm expecting this and next month to be quite slow at the “beat the backlog games” thing, as I plan to finish my fan game/level until September 23th.

Ok, back to what really matters:

Games Finished in July 2017:

Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy is an extremely polished and well made 2d platformer, and this is a well known fact by most indie game fans. But... uh... you know when you play a game and you are able to recognise that it is great but it doesn't seem to click with you? Well, that was exactly what happened here. Now I remember why I had stopped playing it halfway.

My old abandoned save was at the Hell chapter, so once I got used again to the gameplay and controls I thought I would manage to beat it in no time. But turns out that the last two chapters were kind of too hard for me and it took quite a while and a few hundred tries to beat them. The only reason I didn’t gave up (and archived this on the backlog forever) was because I knew the end of the game was nigh (haha).

My only real complaint about SMB is that the last two chapters had waaaaaaaaaaay too long levels. I think the instant respawn mechanic of this game works better on shorter levels, so having to retry long levels without checkpoints again and again and again and again was a really frustrating experience.

 

In Progress:

Earthbound

I’ve been playing this daily on small bursts, and so far so good! The pacing is kind of slow sometimes (especially at the beginning), but dammit this game has so much charm and it has a really interesting (and weird as heck) tone. And I also got to beat a bunch of religiously intolerant fanactic people that looked suspiciously close to KKK members, wich is always a good thing in my book!

I’m currently at Scaraba, so I hope I can end it until the end of this month.


Current Status:

 

Playing at home

  • Alan Wake (have to start playing it yet)

Playing on the go

  • Earthbound

Next games to play at home:

  1. Alan Wake (PC) - Choosen by the community
  2. Limbo (PC) - Choosen by the community
  3. Ducktales Remastered (PC) - Choosen by the community
  4. The End is Nigh - Personal pick
  5. Aftermath Y2K - Personal pick

Next games to play on the go:

  1. Earthbound (SNES - emulated) - personal pick
  2. Azure Striker Gunvolt - Last month's pool results - 9 votes
  3. Retro City Rampage DX - Last month's pool results - 9 votes

Games acquired

  • System Shock  (thanks Vxxy for making my life harder)
  • The End is Night
  • Aftermath Y2K

Stealth additions

I blame my girlfriend's cousin for reminded me that OFF exists, which led me to remember that I've been wanting to play Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden for a while.

  • OFF
  • Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden

Games beaten

  • Chrono Trigger
  • Spark the Electric Jester
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
  • Sonic CD
  • Super Meat Boy

 

Final monthly game balance: +2

 

Total stats: 44 beaten, 202 to go


Final thoughts:

So I think that’s it for last month. Now I’ll try to focus on beating those games you guys actually voted for, because there is no sense in asking the community to vote if I only keep playing whatever pops in my head, right? Anyway, see you guys next month!

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About Churros89one of us since 10:08 PM on 02.07.2012

Hello! My name is André and I live in Brazil. Currently I'm a System Analisis and Development student and I'm a hobbyist game dev (current status: life block).

My love of games comes from when my parents gave me a Sega Mega Drive when I was 4 (i think). My mom still regrets this decision to this day.

Love all consoles equally, but my current game devices are a trusty 3DS and my ok-ish laptop (at least it was a neat machine back in 2014).

Dango made me a list with my very favorite games ever (thanks a lot dude!):


Also here are some other games that I really love, like, really much, in no specific order:

- Pokémon Y
- Pokémon Blue
- Pokémon Platinum
- Sonic 2
- Sonic Colors
- Sonic Generations
- Phantasy Star 4
- Phantasy Star Online 2
- Need for Speed Underground
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Soul Calibur 2
- Final Fantasy Explorers
- Torchlight 2
- Thunderforce 3
- Thunderforce 5
- Fire Shark
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
- The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
- Elemental Gimmick Gear
- Cannon Spike
- Fantasy Life
- GTA: San Andreas
- Etrian Odyssey 4
- Outlive
- Deadly Premonitions
- Ikaruga
- We <3 Katamari
- Ace Combat 5
- Ace Combat 0: The Belkan War
- Shining Force 2
- I'm probably forgetting stuff and will add more latter