How did this all begin anyway? I suppose I have Cheap Ass Gamer to blame, at least in part. At what point does a deal on a video game literally become so good that you can’t resist it? Well, apparently, for me that point doesn’t take much.
I mean, how did this happen?
My Xbox 360 backlog mocks me.
Something has to be done about this, for the sake of my shelf space if nothing else. That is why I have decided to embark on this adventure, this quest, to rid myself of my gaming backlog (or at least make a noticeable dent in it). Some of the games are newer, some are as old as an Xbox 360 game can be. Some are modern classics I just haven’t gotten around to playing for one reason or another, some are bad movie tie-ins to bad movies. Either way, they have to go, but before they do they must all be played.
It’s like making your kid smoke a carton of cigarettes as punishment for smoking one; hopefully this will end the madness and I will never let my backlog get so massive again (and hopefully it won’t simply drive me mad before I see the end). The pages of this journal will fill up quickly as I document my experiences; as even playing one game a day would hardly be enough to clear out the collection before the year is out.
Something has to be done.
This journal will serve as a record of this quest to cleanse myself of my backlog. Hopefully it will be a record of my victory. Perhaps it will serve as a record of my madness as well.
Either way, the Backlog Quest begins.
Backlog Quest: Day 1 – Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011 – Awkward hunting is awkward
Backlog Quest: Day 2 – Centipede: Infestation – C’mon you apes! You wanna live forever?
Backlog Quest: Day 3 – Jurassic: The Hunted – Dinosaur go boom!
Backlog Quest: Day 4 – Spider-Man: Edge of Time – On the edge of good
Backlog Quest: Day 5 – Splatterhouse – Splattering bad all over my TV
Backlog Quest: Day 6 – Starfox 64 3D – I still hate Slippy
Backlog Quest: Day 7 – Bodycount – Let the expectations hit the floor
Backlog Quest: Day 8 – Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D – Let’s get ready to snore!
Backlog Quest: Day 9 – Rock of the Dead – Party on Neil!
Backlog Quest: Day 10 – Shadows of the Damned – Fear the Boner
Backlog Quest: Day 11 – Where the Wild Things Are – Childhood and Junk
Backlog Quest: Day 12 – Thor: God of Thunder – Thunder? More like blunder!
Backlog Quest: Day 13 – The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Backlog Quest: Day 14 – Tron: Evolution – Off the Grid, Yo!
Backlog Quest: Day 15 – Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster
Backlog Quest: Day 16 – X-Men: Destiny
Backlog Quest: Day 17 – Darkest of Days – Best if read in Arnold voice
Backlog Quest: Day 18 – Pilotwings Resort
Backlog Quest: Day 19 – Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers – Bob Uecker not included
Backlog Quest: Day 20 – Zoo Resort – Run a zoo by taking photos?
Backlog Quest: Day 21 – Halo: CE Anniversary – Tea bagged in nostalgia
Backlog Quest: Day 22 – Call of Juarez: The Cartel – No one wins
Backlog Quest: Day 23 – Dreamworks Superstar Kartz – Mario Kart it is not
Backlog Quest: Day 24 – Goldeneye 007 Reloaded – Reviewed not stirred