Backlog Quest II: Day 31 – Secret Service: Ultimate Sacrifice – Ultimate backlog material

Dear Journal, Today I finished Backlog Quest II by throwing myself into harm’s way to protect The President of the United States of America. I say that Secret Service: Ultimate Sacrifice is “ultimate backlog material” because it is that game you’ve probably see on the budget/value rack a dozen or so times and just never picked up. It never really […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 24 – The Trash Pack – Appropriately named

Dear Journal, Today I played the one of the biggest waste of money released for the 3DS (so far). Originally priced at $29.99, The Trash Pack video game is a tie-in to all those Trash Pack toys you’ve probably seen in stores or possibly the obsession of some mini-person in your life. A collection of mini-games really, The Trash Pack […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 22 – Apache Air Assault – Black Hawk (Game) Down

Dear Journal, Today I played a game that was one part flight sim, one part arcade shooter, and less than one part fun. Apache Air Assault is one of those games that kind of falls between the gaps because it was mostly meant as a gap filler. It’s a niche game. The market for semi-flight attack helicopter sim arcade shooters […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 1 – Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 – Still hating big cats

Dear Journal, Today I became the ultimate hunter (that never went toe to toe with Arnold Schwarzenegger). Much like my last go-around at taking on my backlog, I decided to once again start my quest with a Cabela’s game.  This time it is Big Game Hunter 2012, the sort of cousin to the Dangerous Hunts series. Only this time I […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 27 – Civil War: Secret Missions

Dear Journal, Today I took part in a series of covert operations meant to turn the tide in America’s Civil War. Civil War: Secret Missions is one of many churned out FPS titles to bear a History Channel logo on it.  The game places you in the uniforms of soldiers in both The North and The South, in missions where […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 24 – Goldeneye 007 Reloaded – Reviewed not stirred

Dear Journal, Today I played a game, named after an old game, but really a remake of a remake. Confused?  You’re not the only one.  When Activision first announced that they were going to be bringing Goldeneye back fans went crazy with excitement. When they announced that the remake was going to be on the Wii and that it would […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 16 – X-Men: Destiny

Dear Journal, Today I took a trip down a rather serious path of bigotry and hatred towards others, a social commentary on race and the other superficial divisions we as a people create between each other. Just kidding, I actually just played X-Men: Destiny for about five hours and kind of hated it. The concept of the game is that […]

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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 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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