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PostSubject: Re: Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt   Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt - Page 5 EmptySun 10 Feb 2019 - 19:32

Right boys, yer man Balladeer has had a run-through of his backlog, and he's ready to do some cleaning up.

Balladeer wrote:
TWEWY (now stylus-enabled!) Not good enough (in this era) to justify a second playthrough over other games coming out.
The Gardens Between Done, but only because I was near the end.
The Messenger Got rid.
Mario Tennis: Aces (now that it's been tweaked beyond recognition, possibly into something actually good) Er... something decent, maybe?  But not good enough, it's out.
Yoku's Island Express I want to like this more than I do, I think - it's still super happy, but the pinball movement, i.e. the whole idea the game's based around, frustrates me more than it pleases me.  Still in the running for now.
Hyper Light Drifter I picked this up, died several times, and had a grand time doing so.  It's so beautiful and smooth.  Almost certainly coming back to this.
Yooka-Laylee (more of a forlorn hope to be honest) I did enjoy this, but stories of the later levels have made me cautious of getting too into this.
and I'd still quite like to buy Just Shapes and Beats. Neutral One step at a time, Balla...

So, the Ballacklog (rude - Ed.) now looks like this:

Active:

Okami HD - I still have a very soft spot for Okami.  It's a game that's good enough to warrant playing again, even with so many other games out there.

Next in line contenders:

Guacamelee 2 - I left this at an all-too-hard part.  I'd like to pick it up again, but I'm worried I'll pull all my hair out if I do.
Hyper Light Drifter - A quality-feeling game, also bloody hard.

Down the pecking order:

Yoku's Island Express - If once I finish Okami I need something easy and happy to play, this'll be my first port of call.
Yooka-Laylee - This is something I'd like to carry on with, but given stories of later worlds, I'm in no great hurry to.  May sit at the base of my backlog for a while.

Could buy:

Just Shapes and Beats - I've been good so far, but if it gets a sale I don't think I'll be able to resist.
Wandersong - Still heard good things, still not heard anything from anyone around here.
Tales of Vesperia - Honestly don't think I'll have time for another massive JRPG, but if I did, this is what I'd go for.

I'm happier with that.  Thanks for your game-finishing inspiration, Jas!
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PostSubject: Re: Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt   Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt - Page 5 EmptyMon 11 Feb 2019 - 9:21

Fun fact - real magazine writers/ editors find it to be irritating, unfunny and pretentious when people ( -ed) themselves. Keza McDonald and Matt Lees (I think? It may actually have been Joe Skrebels and Matt Lees on regular features) were talking about it on Cool Ghosts.
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PostSubject: Re: Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt   Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt - Page 5 EmptyMon 11 Feb 2019 - 10:25

Balladeer is a terrible writer


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PostSubject: Re: Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt   Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt - Page 5 EmptyMon 11 Feb 2019 - 10:30

I wasn't necessarily calling out Balla - I've been known to use and abuse the ( -ed) myself - but since hearing that, I've not wanted to do it.

I have to say though, much as I love the Balls Man, Skrebs and Lees are a couple of my favourite writers ever and those are some BOLD words indeed!
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PostSubject: Re: Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt   Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt - Page 5 EmptyMon 11 Feb 2019 - 19:56

Cheers Cappa!  And I'll be able to prove it with my upcoming 'Let's Talk Some Bollocks About Bravely Default' post.  I think you'll love it.

Drunkalilly wrote:
I wasn't necessarily calling out Balla...

I'm glad you said this, because I thought you were!  I'll keep it away.  It's a shame, because I picked it up from NGamer: I never presumed that it was genuinely the Ed putting those comments in.  Was it?
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PostSubject: Re: Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt   Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt - Page 5 EmptyTue 12 Feb 2019 - 2:14

Same! And yeah, apparently it was. According to Joe, if a freelancer or someone tried to put it in themselves, it was considered poor form. They're supposed to genuinely be from Matthew or someone. Feel free to ( -ed) into my posts, just don't do it in your own (Oh the possibilities... - Ad.)
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PostSubject: Re: Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt   Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt - Page 5 EmptyTue 12 Feb 2019 - 19:35

Balladeer wrote:
I never presumed that it was genuinely the Ed putting those comments in.  Was it?

I thought it was the writer chucking that comment in too!

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PostSubject: Re: Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt   Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt - Page 5 EmptyThu 14 Feb 2019 - 21:27

It was a guy called Ed with his magical typewriter and you all know it.
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PostSubject: Re: Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt   Switch Backlog Thread of Guilt - Page 5 EmptyThu 14 Feb 2019 - 21:43

I mean, that's the dream, right?

I've just punted FFIX right to the top of my backlog.  Just when I thought I was out...


EDIT for my sakes, as this thread is useful for keeping track of games and I don't want to buy anything new off the eShop until I've cleared out at least two games, in one way or another. Seven is just too many to keep going at once.

Active:

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - This is good fun, even on Switch. A worthy current game.

Next in line contenders:

Baba is You - I want to go back to this at a time when my brain doesn't feel so tired. So, never at the current rate.
Lapis x Labyrinth - Big dumb shiny fun, but at the same maybe a bit too dumb for me. We'll see.

Down the pecking order:

Okami HD - This has been so slow and I'm only halfway through and I've played it before, but I'm not sure I want to cull it for good.
Guacamelee 2 - Again, I left this at an all-too-hard part and that's put me off coming back to it, which is a real shame but I could never be happy with just the easy ending!
Yoku's Island Express/Yooka-Laylee - Still here, if I'm honest, on your recommendations alone GNamer. Yoku is a pain to control and its world a bit too freeform to explore, and I don't really want to have to struggle through Y-L's duff worlds to hit the good ones.
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