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Backlaugust 2023 - Onto the Finished Pile
 
It's that time of year yet again! Now to copy over this post from ludist210...

Backlaugust: The Official Negative World Month for Decimating Backlogs!ô is back again for more action! So start looking through your backlog and get started! The idea is to finish games during the month of August.

Here are the "rules":

Games can be on any system, not just Nintendo systems. I know we're a Nintendo fan site, but most everyone here is a multi-console owner. So play a game on any system you want.

Let us know what you're playing. Mostly just so we can cheer each other on.

Play games you already own. A lot of people tend to buy a game then not play it, or play it for a significant amount of time and then put it down. This is what we're aiming for. Games that launch in August don't count.

Try to pick up games you aren't actively playing right now. Games you're currently playing can be allowed, but in the spirit of Backlaugust, let's try to make them games you aren't playing at the moment. Make it a game you haven't touched in a month or more if possible.

When is a game done? That's up to you! Mark a game off your backlog when you've seen the ending or end credits, or once you've seen enough of the game in a game without a "proper ending" (like an arcade-type game). You don't have to do or get everything unless you want to.

Finished games will be posted in the OP. Because everyone likes to see their accomplishments recognized. Just post when you're done and I'll try to update daily.

Last year, we finished a whopping 35 games. That might be a tough number to top, but if everyone pitches in, I think we can do it!

THE FINISHED PILE:
1. DooM Eternal - NSwitch - r_hjort
2. Lunistice - NSwitch - r_hjort
3. PowerSlave Exhumed - NSwitch - r_hjort
4. Lunistice - NSwitch - nate38
5. Storyteller - PC - Secret_Tunnel
6. Castlevania Bloodlines - Genesis (NSwitch) - Mop it up
7. A Short Hike - Xbone - Mop it up
8. Pokťmon Trading Card Game - GBC (NSwitch) - Mop it up
9. The Revenge of Shinobi - Genesis (NSwitch) - Mop it up
10. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker - PC - Hero_Of_Hyrule
11. Islets - NSwitch - r_hjort
12. Shadow Dancer - Genesis (NSwitch) - Mop it up
13. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Genesis (NSwitch) - Mop it up
14. Tunic - Xbox X|S - Mop it up
15. Astro's Playroom - PS5 - DrFinkelstein
16. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals - NSwitch - DrFinkelstein
17. Halo 3 - X360 - Brick

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Posted: 07/26/23, 02:16:08  - Edited by 
 on: 09/03/23, 20:18:26
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maybe its time to see what all the FNAF fuss is about
Posted: 09/03/23, 23:25:19
Not until you finish Metroid Prime!
Posted: 09/04/23, 00:15:42
@Mop it up

I love both Tunic and Death's Door. It's a fair comparison. Both are incredibly worth people's time. However for me, Death's Door edges out Tunic. DD is a bit less obtuse, has a slightly better OST IMO, and has the overall better story.

I played both on Game Pass and bought both on Switch physical, so I mean, again, I love both. But Death's Door makes me swoon just thinking about my time with it.
Posted: 09/04/23, 06:12:08
@ZeroYah sorry Chuck, everyone stole the TV for a hardcore X-Files marathon, that's probably not happening anytime before November.
Posted: 09/05/23, 01:25:28  - Edited by 
 on: 09/05/23, 02:02:15
Better late than never, I suppose, but I started and completed Tunic, which Iíve been meaning to play for a while now. Incredibly designed game. I have a few quibbles with the difficulty, but I was determined to see it through to the end because of just how impressed I was by the game. I love when a game is so confident in its design that it really allows the player to get somewhere on their own. Iím not sure what will top this one anytime soon for me.

In other news, Iím still only about halfway through 3 Houses. 40 hours in and only about halfway done, my goodness.
Posted: 09/12/23, 07:29:35
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