My Game Queue… Err… Set

Ok ladies, fair folk and gentle people. Time to review my game queue. Yes, I do have a game queue. It gives a much needed direction to my life. This is how it looks right now. Crossed out entries are the ones that I already played and reviewed or decided not to play (hover the mouse over). Underlined items are new.

  • Crysis
  • Bioshock
  • Mass Effect
  • Overlord
  • Assasins Creed
  • Prince of Persia
  • Farcry 2
  • The Witcher
  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
  • Mount & Blade
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • GTA3
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Gothic 3
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Borderlands
  • Torchlight

Again, there is no particular rhyme or reason to the order of the games here. Er… That would make it a non-queue, would it. It would be more like an un-ordered set of games. Hey Chris, this actually might be a real life example of an un-orderable set. Ie. I pick the games from this list on a whim, and I do not know ahead of time which one is going to be next. As it can be seen from the list above, the order of appearance does not impact the order in which it will be played. For example I played Cirisi, then Bioshock, then Farcry, then Assassin’s Creed and etc…

Oh, btw – I should probably comment on Assassin’s Creed here. I shelved the game. I didn’t un-install it from my system yet but I stopped playing it due to the fact it was repetitive and the save system was beyond fucked up. I’d play it more if it wasn’t for the checkpoint system. Each time I wanted to launch the game I had to ask myself: “Do I have enough time to actually do all the investigations and reach the office today?” Usually the answer was no.

You see, I’m a hit and run gamer – I like to launch the game, play for an hour or two and then go do something else. AC sort of insisted that I put in at least 2 hours each time I play and that just killed the game for me. Yeah, I know – it supposedly saves after each successful investigation, or each time you climb one of those big towers. I found that iffy – sometimes it saved, and other times it would boot me back to an earlier state.

I haven’t abandoned the game yet, but I had to put it away for a while. I will likely revisit it later.

In the meantime, I wanted to ask you for suggestions for games to be added to my que… I mean set. Note that I have a beast of a PC but no current gen consoles in the house. As you can probably see from the list above I’m mainly into RPG and FPS games but I’ll play anything that has an interesting story and/or is fun. I generally don’t digest strategy games that well – especially the RTS kind, though I do sometimes make exceptions for the SF based ones. Especially if they have a cool story.

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18 Responses to My Game Queue… Err… Set

  1. k00pa FINLAND Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    I would say that play l4d2, not the first one. The demo is out in steam so you can try it for free. (Full game is out in 12days.)

    And I recommend to try Torchlight! It is great game. (Also, download the demo first :)

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  2. Jenn UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Mac OS says:

    Jimmy’s already beat Borderlands and unlocked all achievements. Just from watching him play, I can tell you that the game is awesome. I appreciate the artwork and the humor.

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  3. Mmmm left for dead….

    If you are a hit and run gamer this is your game… there isn’t even a story line! :) L4D2 looks even better.

    :P Once again happy birthday (assuming that I am correct that that is today)

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  4. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Linux Terminalist says:

    @ k00pa:

    Hey, good idea. Demo it is. :)

    @ Jenn:

    Ok, I think Borderlands needs to get bumped up on my list.

    @ Travis McCrea:

    Again, thanks but my birthday is in May. :)

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  5. “I pick the games from this list on a whim”

    Does this whim involve rolling dice? Because that would increase the nerd factor by at least 3.

    Do you ever add unplayed older games to your queue (I’m thinking circa late 90’s early 00’s?)? That’s all I ever play anymore are tried-and-true games from my college days and before. Like several older RTSs, maybe some BF1942, a casual Tron 2.0 runthrough, an X-Wing Alliance runthrough, and then some Freelancer (which I know you’ve played). But maybe that’s just me getting older :-P.

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  6. :P in MAY? :P Sorry I rarely pay attention to comments after I leave them >.< Especially since the notify me via email is no longer checked by default (wasn't it before?). :P Your plaxio profile said today (I don't use it, but I have gotten an email like… daily reminding me its your birthday… so I just keep sending you a message every time I get an email. :P I will remember this though.

    Annnnnd….
    You REALLY got to try Pirates of the Burning Sea

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  7. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Chris Wellons wrote:

    Does this whim involve rolling dice?

    Sometimes… ;) It’s more of a “what am I in the mood for today” kind of thing though.

    Chris Wellons wrote:

    Do you ever add unplayed older games to your queue (I’m thinking circa late 90’s early 00’s?)?

    Well, technically these games are also on my list:

    – Fallout 1 and 2
    – Planescape Torrment
    – Psychonauts

    I still play Morrowind and Nethack. Also, few years ago I went through a “classical” period where I discovered ScummVM and played almost nothing but good old point & click adventure games. I beat both Monkey Islands, The Day of the Tentacle, Beneath a Steal Sky, got pretty far in Future Wars and Simon the Sorcerer. It was fun.

    Travis McCrea wrote:

    our plaxio profile said today (I don’t use it, but I have gotten an email like… daily reminding me its your birthday… so I just keep sending you a message every time I get an email.

    LOL! I don’t even remember signing up for plaxo. It must have been one of those throw away accounts I didn’t even bother to fill out properly. :P

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  8. @ Luke Maciak: Well it integrates with social networks, so it could just be on my end and one of your social networks has your birthday on this day… who knows!

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  9. Torchlight… It plays like my Nostalgia remembers the original Diablo, sounds like it and has “all” the features I’ve missed from the Diablo’s as time has passed.

    I don’t play Torchlight right now, I just had to buy it after trying the demo out… I just play it in between other games.

    It is just that the “between” seems to grow.

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  10. copperfish Opera Linux Terminalist says:

    Borderlands is awesome. Nothing deep, but really simple, enjoyable and polished Diablo style RPG play. I’m currently playing it exclusively.

    Torchlight looks awesome, but I’ll only buy it when they release a demo so I can see if it works under Wine. So I can’t really comment.

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  11. copperfish wrote:

    Torchlight looks awesome, but I’ll only buy it when they release a demo so I can see if it works under Wine. So I can’t really comment.

    Demo is available on Steam and at http://www.torchlightgame.com/download (that is the link to the install executable). I have read reports of people playing it (both steam and runic games version) under Cedega. Havent tried it myself; I dualboot into XP for gaming :)

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  12. Zel FRANCE Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Wow, that’s quite a list. Honestly, you’re set for at least 100 hours or gameplay, not counting Dragon Age: Origins that seems to be on a whole different level of huge : I played it around 20 hours, I’ve completed only 13% of it, and I already want to start again with another character.

    I’d say try The Witcher next if you’re up for a RPG as it’s the best of the lot (including DA:O for what I’ve seen so far), or go for Borderlands for pure mindless fun.

    I generally don’t digest strategy games that well – especially the RTS kind, though I do sometimes make exceptions for the SF based ones. Especially if they have a cool story.

    Okay let’s forget what I said earlier : Dawn of War 2 !

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  13. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Tormod Haugen wrote:

    Torchlight… It plays like my Nostalgia remembers the original Diablo, sounds like it and has “all” the features I’ve missed from the Diablo’s as time has passed.

    Actually, this is the most succinct and most detailed review of Torchlight I have read so far. My nostalgia can’t wait to play it now.

    @ Zel:

    Heh, interesting – I heard quite a few bad things about the Witcher. I still want to play it though because I read the books and all. Good to hear not everyone hated it. :)

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  14. Steve CANADA Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    I have a similar list – right now, DA: Origins is at the top (so far). I love the Zombie genre, but stayed away from Left 4 Dead because I heard you can’t really play it in Single-Player mode.

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  15. lilin AUSTRALIA Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    This list must be wrong, you dont put Mount & Blade on a ‘to play’ list.

    If you even slightly like the combat you’ll be playing religiously for a few weeks, get extremely bored and be repulsed by it for a few months. But then you’ll be having M&B craving and the cycle will restart over and over again…

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