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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Backlog Quest: Day 3 – Jurassic: The Hunted – Dinosaur go boom!

Dear Journal, Today I kicked a Spinosaurus’ ass. Jurassic: The Hunted is one of those games that I’ve probably seen a million times and have always wondered whether or not I should play it.  I knew it wouldn’t be all that good, there was no way, but (perhaps brought on by early memories of Turok) something in me needed to […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 2 – Centipede: Infestation – C’mon you apes! You wanna live forever?

Dear Journal, Today I fought a giant centipede for control of a garden. Centipede is pretty much what you would call a classic.  The game has been around forever and has existed in almost as many forms as there are legs on a giant centipede.  So a “true reboot” of the franchise sounded interesting, and the bright colorful graphics of […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 1 – Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011 – Awkward hunting is awkward

Dear Journal, Today I spent some time with my psychotic father hunting deranged animals all over the world. That is to say, what the hell did I just play? I had seen them in stores quite a bit, and there is no shortage of them, so I had wondered for quite some time just what these Cabela’s games had to […]

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