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Backlogs and Forelogs

Posted by Syranth, 03 February 2010 · 263 views

Every year there are a few months where the games that are coming out are "meh" enough that it lets you get through your backlog. This hasn't been so for the past couple months or even going forward. I find myself with a backlog and a forelog. Alas, I cannot afford my forelog, so I was wondering if anyone wanted to help me decide what seemed important? System is no concern.

(Note: Typically I don't buy games exactly when they came out, but I decided to treat myself these past few months and get some of them right away for a change.)

So here is where I stand:

Recently Completed:
- Assassin's Creed 2
- Dragon Age: Origins

Started:
- Darksiders

Owned but Not Started:
- Mass Effect 2
- Bayonetta (unopened)

Absolutely Buying:
- Bioshock 2
- Final Fantasy 13
- God of War 3

So here are my prime questions:

1. Where would you prioritize the following list?
- Mass Effect 2
- Bayonetta
- White Knight Chronicles
- Dante's Inferno

Feedback or just flame me, who cares. Love this community and just wanted feedback.




Every year there are a few months where the games that are coming out are "meh" enough that it lets you get through your backlog. This hasn't been so for the past couple months or even going forward. I find myself with a backlog and a forelog. Alas, I cannot afford my forelog, so I was wondering if anyone wanted to help me decide what seemed important? System is no concern.

(Note: Typically I don't buy games exactly when they came out, but I decided to treat myself these past few months and get some of them right away for a change.)

So here is where I stand:

Recently Completed:
- Assassin's Creed 2
- Dragon Age: Origins

Started:
- Darksiders

Owned but Not Started:
- Mass Effect 2
- Bayonetta (unopened)

Absolutely Buying:
- Bioshock 2
- Final Fantasy 13
- God of War 3

So here are my prime questions:

1. Where would you prioritize the following list?
- Mass Effect 2
- Bayonetta
- White Knight Chronicles
- Dante's Inferno

Feedback or just flame me, who cares. Love this community and just wanted feedback.
I would play them in this order:
Mass Effect 2
Bayonetta
Dante's Inferno
White Knight Chronicles
You've got 2 action games and 2 RPGs, so I'd play them;

1. Bayonetta (Clear out this 10-12 hour game first)
2. Mass Effect 2 (Long typical BioWare RPG)
3. Dante's Inferno (Another quick action game to give you a break from RPGs)
4. White Knight Chronicles (Get back into the RPGs)
Seems to have the same pattern, my only concern is by the time I get into Whaite Knight Chornicles we are into Final Fantasy 13 time. Thoughts?
So what do you think between this... if you had to decide would you play Bayonetta or Dante's Inferno? Or Dante's Inferno or White Knight Chronicles?

The more I'm thinking of it I might not do Dante's Inferno right away and let it slip to clearances or $30 sales. With God of War 3 coming and playing Bayonetta I should have my fill of these types of games for a while.
I would have it:

Mass Effect 2
Dante's Inferno
Bayonetta
White Knight Chronicles

Dante's Inferno is a great appetizer for God Of War 3. I've decided to pass on White Knight Chronicles as it's not an AAA game. I'll get that one when it drops in price or used.

My Feb./March forelog will still have Dante's Inferno, BioShock 2, Heavy Rain, MLB 10: The Show, Yakuza 3, Final Fantasy XIII, God Of War 3 and Episodes From Liberty City.

My backlog consists of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Darksiders, Bayonetta and Assassin's Creed 2.

My CAG futurelog for the late spring/summer so far consists of The Saboteur, WKC, Star Ocean International, No More Heroes 2 and New Super Mario Brothers Wii.
@WormFOODx - That question is all about what YOU like. If you enjoy crazy over-the-top games that with 8 feet tall characters that slap SEGA across your face while pole-dancing and ripping their clothes off; get Bayonetta.

If you like God of War clones that have you battling in hell, killing babies, throwing crosses and lots, and lots of boobs; get Dante's Inferno.

And I don't know if you want to jump on White Knight Chronicles right when it comes out. I hate relying on review scores, but IGN gave it a 5.1 and for good reason. The graphics aren't very good, the battle system is weak, and as Ryan Clements put it "...has the worst cliff-hanger ending since Halo 2." Ouch!
Anyone else want to comment?
I'd get rid of Bayonetta. 10-12 hours of repetitive crap. Overrated doesn't even begin to describe this game.
alternate action and rpg, to keep things fresh - nothing more grueling like playing multiple rpgs in sequence
I'd play Bayonetta then Mass Effect 2! Woot!
If it was me:
1) Bayonetta
2) Dante's Inferno
3) Mass Effect 2

I have no interest in White Knight so it wouldn't even make my list.
I would play Mass Effect 2 first. You will be lost!
I ended up:

- returning Bayonetta for now and waiting for price drops
- started and put down Darksiders for now so I can play Mass Effect 2
- completed Mass Effect 2
- bought Bioshock 2 but haven't gotten into it too deep
- Passed on Dante's until price drops
- Passed on WKC due to reviews. Will pick it up later

All in all, I'm going back to Darksiders while I do another playthrough of Mass Effect 2.