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Summer 2017 Backlog

Okay, so over the last two years in grad school, I played a ton of games. I also had to put a bunch of games on the shelf. Now it's time to clear out that shelf! I will update the list with thoughts and completion dates. These are the games that sat on the shelf that I've accumulated since September 2015 until May 2017.

To qualify for my backlog, I actually have to own them. I'm sure there's some stuff I should play but haven't managed to buy yet. Not all games are "current" games - some games are older but I picked up on some sort of sale, like Dishonored or Shadow of Mordor.

Crossed out means I finished it.
Bold means I still gotta play it.



Abzu
A lesser Journey but underwater. Swimming controls felt good, visually awesome.
Completed June 1st, 2017

Adrift
A confusing HUD with frustrating controls. Looked great but was overall meh for me.
Completed June 3rd, 2017

Batman Arkham VR
Main Story estimated completion time: ~2 hours

Bound
Beautiful visuals and movement system. In the end it was too much of the same bland level design and I bowed out early after a few hours.
Bowed out on June 2nd, 2017

Child of Light
Main Story estimated completion time: ~11 hours

Crypt of the Necrodancer
Main Story estimated completion time: ~20 hours

Dishonored
Main Story estimated completion time: ~15 hours

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladious
I didn't like Gladio during my playthrough of FFXV but this episode really endeared him to me as well as giving Cor some backstory. The combat was fun but the highlight was Giglamesh's design - so cool! Too short ultimately of a DLC pack though.
Completed June 16th, 2017.

Firewatch
This game was so well done. The narrative, performance, design, visuals, and sound were all top quality. I loved every second of it.
Completed June 3rd, 2017

Hitman
Main Story estimated completion time: ~13 hours

Hitman Go
Main Story estimated completion time: ~6 hours

Horizon Zero Dawn
Main Story estimated completion time: ~22 hours

inFamous First Light
I really have a soft spot for inFamous Second Son and First Light is no different. It's been two years since I platinumed Second Son and it was so much fun to run around Seattle again for a little bit.
Completed 06.14.17

Invisible Inc
Main Story estimated completion time: ~8 hours

Just Cause 3
Main Story estimated completion time: ~16 hours

Kingdom Hearts 1
Main Story estimated completion time: ~22 hours

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Main Story estimated completion time: ~25 hours

Kingdom Hearts 2
Main Story estimated completion time: ~33 hours

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
Main Story estimated completion time: ~30 hours

Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance
Main Story estimated completion time: ~23 hours

Kingdom Hearts: A Fragmentary Passage
Main Story estimated completion time: ~3 hours

Linelight
Main Story estimated completion time: ~4 hours

The Last Guardian
Main Story estimated completion time: ~12 hours

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Main Story estimated completion time: ~41 hours

Mass Effect Andromeda
Main Story estimated completion time: ~20 hours

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Main Story estimated completion time: ~16 hours

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
Main Story estimated completion time: ~9 hours

Oxenfree
Main Story estimated completion time: ~4 hours

Persona 5
Main Story estimated completion time: ~93 hours

Republique
Main Story estimated completion time: ~9 hours

Soma
Main Story estimated completion time: ~9 hours

Telltale’s Batman
Main Story estimated completion time: ~9 hours

Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Main Story estimated completion time: ~2 hours

Titanfall 2
Such a great campaign and great gunplay. I loved this story mode so much. BT :(
Completed June 4th, 2017

Titan Souls
Just too difficult for me to get invested into. Mechanic was cool but unfortunately I just had to bow out. Looked stunning though.

Transistor
Started a long time ago and never finished but extremely glad I did. Art, sound, and gameplay perfected meshed. The final boss fight felt unstrategic and like I couldn't lose though. Wished there was a more climatic end.
Completed June 16th, 2017



27 of 36 games remaining
477 of 516 hours remaining

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