Alright, we’re going to get this monthly game/backlog club started.
Here’s how it works:
This will be like a book club except instead of one book everyone reads, we’re going to pick 3 games that you can choose from to play for the month. We will have one thread for each of the games for everyone to use to have a discussion about the game throughout the month. The point of having three games is this club is kind of small right now, and not everyone is necessarily going to want to play the same game. If we grow enough, we’ll make it just one game in the future. You do not have to play all 3 games. You can if you want to obviously, but the point of 3 games is to give everyone some choice in the matter.
Everyone use this thread to nominate up to 3 games. After one week (ending on 12/24), I’ll edit this post and make it a poll from the list. We’ll then have another week to get our votes in to pare it down to the final three. It’s not mandatory, but I would prefer games that are more than a year old at this point. There’s a couple reasons for that. One, more people are likely to have the game. Two, if they don’t have the game, it’s probably cheap to pick it up.
I want people to use this club to try and clear out their backlog, and talk about cool games. It’s that simple. Nominate something you’ve been meaning to play for a long time! Obviously it’s only a month’s timeframe, so games like Persona 3 are going to be rather hard to get finished in that short of a time period.
TL;DR - Use this thread to nominate up to 3 games (preferably over a year old) you want to be considered in our poll for the January 2015 Monthly Backlog Club.
I enjoyed Bastion, but found it a little too straightforward. I hear there’s much more depth in Transistor. Plus, I’m excited to hear more of the fantastic soundtrack.
I really like the aesthetic and setting of this game. It had a mixed reception, but I found the first few hours promising and hear it’s not too big of a commitment.
I’ve played so many Telltale games lately that I’m itching for a more traditional adventure game. The Longest Journey has a very satisfying and unique world to explore.
Oh man we get 3 nominations?
How is the poll going to work? Are we going to get to say yes/no for each nomination or are we each going to get 1 vote? Maybe 3 votes? It’s gonna be tough deciding which one if we only get 1 vote.
Here are my nominations.
I have played this before, but it is one of those kind of games you can always come back to. I like it and I’m curious as to how you guys might feel about it. Standard Dragon Quest style battle system (First Person view of the enemy and you are represented by the little box of information on the bottom). Very groovy background animations and the kind of humor that reaches all ages.
I haven’t had the chance to play this yet. I hear it is a worthwhile successor to the first (technically second, but who’s counting? Not us Americans, lol), and it was so good that even though it was never released in america (even after tons of letters and the creator receiving an artbook from fans), a cult following organized a fan translation and posted it online. It features some callbacks from the first game and a musical rhythm based combo system.
You guys are making this tough with all these good games that are already on my backlog. I don’t even think I’m going to end up voting for one of my own nominations, which is why I wanted to do it the way we’re doing it.
If possible, I was thinking for the poll, we should be able to vote for as many as we want. Because there may be more then one people would be interested in playing, at least the one the most people are interested in playing is picked.
You can vote for as many games as you want. Simply “like” a reply in the poll thread, and that’s a vote for that game! I like @Jess’s idea because it lets us find three games that we all want to play. This way, we won’t end up with six games with one vote because everyone voted for their own game.