Backlog Quest: Day 13 – The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Dear Journal, Today my companions and I set forth on an epic quest to rid the north of an enemy that sought to make war against the people of Middle Earth. I had heard some not-so-good things about Lord of the Rings: War in the North when it first launched, but a few updates later and I really can’t see […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 12 – Thor: God of Thunder – Thunder? More like blunder!

Dear Journal, Today I traversed the nine realms only to be defeated by poor frame rate, pixelating graphics and, well, just too much bad to cover in an opening line. I want to just go on record right now and say that Thor: God of Thunder may be one of the worst super hero inspired video games of this generation; […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 11 – Where the Wild Things Are – Childhood and Junk

Dear Journal, Today I learned about myself and stuff. Taking a book that is literally only a few sentences long and turning it into an hour and a half movie is no easy task. Turning that same book into a five-six hour video game would have been next to impossible. A few liberties pretty much had to be taken.  Viewed […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 10 – Shadows of the Damned – Fear the Boner

Dear Journal, Today I was a Mexican, not a Mexicant. There are two types of gamers in the world: those who have played Shadows of the Damned, and the vastly superior in numbers group who have never even heard of it.  Grasshopper’s game/interactive B-movie didn’t exactly make a big splash when it came out, and it is a damn shame […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 9 – Rock of the Dead – Party on Neil!

Dear Journal, Today I fought the undead with my guitar. Also, I think I’m dating Felicia Day. All in all, a good day. Rock of the Dead is a success or a failure depending on how you want to view it.  Considering that the game’s main goal seemed to be giving gamers a Rob Zombie fueled game that gave them […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 8 – Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D – Let’s get ready to snore!

Dear Journal, Today I was a T-Rex fighting a Stegosaurs and was honestly, genuinely bored. It quickly seems like most of the titles coming through the pipeline in this quest to rid my backlog of… well my backlog are just taking mediocre to a whole new level.  Maybe, somewhere in my subconscious I knew this and this is part of […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 7 – Bodycount – Let the expectations hit the floor

Dear Journal, Today I… well really I just played a very mediocre shooter. That’s what I did. Once when I was on a message board, probably CAG, someone said (in reference to Bodycount) that “Codemasters doesn’t make bad games!”  They of course were being sarcastic, because the truth is that Codemasters hasn’t had a lot of successes lately.  Bodycount offered […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 5 – Splatterhouse – Splattering bad all over my TV

Dear Journal, Today I put on a mask and am pretty sure The Devil started harassing me. Splatterhouse is a classic arcade game that Namco decided to reboot into a bloody free for all. Shot down by a perverted evil doctor, you know the type, trying to resurrect his dead wife by using your hot girlfriend and has a old […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 4 – Spider-Man: Edge of Time – On the edge of good

Dear Journal, Today I found out that two Spider-Men (mans?) are not always better than one. Spider-Man: Edge of time was Activision’s follow up to the sleeper hit Shattered Dimensions that took the more traditional Spider-Man and teamed it up with the surprise star from Shattered Dimensions, Spider-Man 2099.  Together the duo must fight to restore the proper time-line after […]

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