The Woeful 108 – Another year of sin

Back over here I covered how my 108 initiative fared over the last quarter of 2013 and took a brief look at the year in total. Now that a new years here its time for a new list. There’s a lot of great new games coming out this year but I want to be a lot stricter with purchases than last year (and I’m sure unemployment will do its best to help me with that). I’m also going to make use of the lessons learned in 2013 (in short unless you are literally going to play it right away buying games Day 1 is for suckers – more or less everything goes on sale)

Of course this strictness will need to be post-this post as the January sales (and finally reclaiming about ten humble sales) has already added considerably to my backlog. Though not really hit my wallet too hard. I picked up the following on sale, Space Hulk, Valdis Story and Bionic Dues, for a grand total of about fifteen quid. I’m also torn on whether I should include a number of games that I kickstarted that are supposed to “drop” this year. Given the shockingly poor record of KS projects delivering on anything approaching their promised time its probably best to leave them off. I will however include one or two games that I’ve pre-ordered or that I know I’m going to end up buying. I’m allowing myself thirteen game purchases for the year. If I stick to that I’ll be happy enough (I’ll be ecstatic if I both stick to it and complete all of said games).

So, changes to the list.

Out comes:

Anarchy Reigns – The lack of local multiplayer killed this for me. The single player is ok but after playing it for a few hours I have no urge to go back
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor – It seems presumptuous to include the sequel when I havent touched the original
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts – See above
Guild Wars 2 – Zero interest in playing this (or an MMO at the moment)
Hitman: Blood Money – See above
Legend of Grimrock – Played about ten hours of this, cant see myself going back. It does some things well but what it doesnt do well annoys me enough to put me off
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 – Theres already an enhanced version of this released and the sequel will likely be out before I catch up to the series
Omerta: City of Gangsters – Terrible reviews and user impressions killed my urge to play this
Persona 3 Portable – I’m not playing this until I replay FES so its likely to be a while
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition – Fighting games are dead to me
Tales of Vesperia – My 360 is broken
Torchlight II – Got half way through and have zero interest in going back
Yakuza: Dead Souls – As this was still shrinkwrapped I eneded up giving it away as a present

In go’s:

Dragon’s Crown
Dynasty Warriors 8
Europa Universalis IV
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Tales of Xilla
Bravely Default
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
Dark Souls II
Demon’s Gaze
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
Disagea D2
Far Cry 3
Final Fantasy X HD Remaster / Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle
One Piece Pirate Warriors 2
Pokemon X
Resident Evil: Revelations
The Guided Fate Paradox
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So that leads to the final list below, I’m sure that along with my Bookpocalypse reading plan and trying to get a job and upskill various areas I’ll totally get through it.

108-2014-2

The Key: Unplayed, Preordered, To Replay, To Finish, Completed

1. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
2. Analogue: A Hate Story
3. Anomaly Warzone Earth
4. Asura’s Wrath
5. Atelier Totori Plus
6. Batman Arkham Asylum
7. Batman Arkham City
8. Beyond Good & Evil
9. Bit Trip Beat
10. Botanicula
11. Braid
12. Bravely Default
13. Chaos;Head
14. Chrono Trigger
15. Civilization V (Win a campaign on Hard)
16. Company of Heroes
17. Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
18. Crusader Kings II (Finish a campaign)
19. Danganronpa
20. Dark Souls II
21. Darkness II
22. Darksiders II
23. Dawn of War: Soulstorm
24. Dawn of War II: Retribution
25. Dead Island
26. Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
27. Demon’s Gaze
28. Deus Ex:HR The Missing Link
29. Devil May Cry 4
30. Devil Survivour: Overclocked
31. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
32. Disagea D2
33. Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
34. Disgaea 4 : DLC Run (finished multiple times but bought all DLC at Christmas)
35. Dishonored
36. Dragonquest VIII
37. Dragon’s Crown
38. Dustforce
39. Dynasty Warriors 8
40. Eador: Masters of the Broken World
41. Endless Space (Finish a campaign)
42. Europa Universalis IV
43. Ever 17: The End of Infinity
44. Far Cry 3
45. Final Fantasy X HD Remaster / Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster
46. Fire Emblem Awakening
47. Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2
48. Front Mission 3
49. FTL
50. G senjou no Maou
51. Gravity Rush
52. Half-Minute Hero
53. Hanachirasu
54. Hard Reset
55. Home
56. Hotline Miami
57. Intrusion 2
58. Jet Set Radio HD
59. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle
60. Just Cause 2
61. Lollipop Chainsaw
62. Lone Survivour
63. Magicka
64. Mark of the Ninja
65. Metal Gear Solid 3 HD
66. Muv Luv Alternative
67. Muv Luv Extra
68. Muv Luv Unlimited
69. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
70. One Piece: Pirate Warriors
71. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
72. Orcs Must Die
73. Orcs Must Die 2
74. Persona 3 FES
75. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
76. Pokemon X
77. Prototype 2
78. Radiant Historia
79. Recettear
80. Resident Evil: Revelations
81. Resonance of Fate
82. Saints Row: The Third
83. Shin Megami Tensei IV
84. Sine Mora
85. Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity
86. Sleeping Dogs
87. SPAZ
88. Steins;Gate
89. Stranglehold
90. Tales of Xilla
91. The Guided Fate Paradox
92. The Last Remnant
93. The Longest Journey
94. The Walking Dead
95. The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition
96. Tokyo Jungle
97. Total War: Shogun 2
98. Trails in the Sky
99. Vanquish
100. Vessel
101. Virtues Last Reward
102. Warlock
103. Watch Dogs
104. Ys Origin
105. Ys The Oath in Felghana
106. ?
107. ?
108. ?

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