Well done to everyone who's getting through their four! Way to support ther.. er.. um... community project? just what exactly would you call this anyway? 1 of 4 : Done!
Finally finished Mark of the Ninja
on XBLA this morning about 1am. That is one down, three to go!
Will be starting 2 of 4 today. My original rough list in on the first page, HERE
. I've narrowed it down a tad to this new list I think. I removed anything that I think would be better with (or requires) other players (Burnout, Lara etc), Anything I "play tasted" (in various values) before (Ilomilo, Puzzle Quests etc) or games that I feel I would rather tackle once I have DLC (Snoopy, Lara etc). That grings the new improved list down to the following.
Dust: An Elysian Tail
All Zombies Must Die
Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Realms of Ancient War Deadlight - Will be my 4 of 4
Looking at that list, it seems they are all potentially long games for me. I mean it took me days to finish Mark of the Ninja and I was kind of expecting that to be one of the quicker titles to play so I could knock one out to start! This was all pretty much my fault. I just can't rush games. MotN had one achievement for playing the whole game through a second time on the unlocked harder difficulty New Game Plus. I was determined to play that one "Pure Stealth". No fatalities or items (unless Scripted, of course). Even with those self mandated extra limitations making the game even harder, because I it was simply about getting through the game, not exploring or unlocking etc, the whole game took somewhere between 4 or 5 hours I think. That is a HUGE difference to the best part of FOUR DAYS for my first run!
Still not decided on 2 or 3 of four. I'm going to check some of these out on xbox360 achievements. (EDIT: Done.
List Updated accordingly, now in tentative
"order of Preference) They usually have good summaries of how to go about completing games there, including duration. Due to Prior suggestions I think I will be leaving Deadlight
until last. Chances are that in theory will be the quickest game to complete. Playing it as my 4 of 4 will not make me feel as pressured playing one of the longer ones as march rapidly approaches!
Is anyone else feeling the "pressure to perform"? I get this every "Shameless Gaming Month" to a lesser degree. That one doesn't really have a goal as it were. It is more a "do your best" sort of thing. This one however. 4 games. You don't play 4, you fail. Its a new sort of pressure for me. I love taking my time through games. This is adding an almost masochistic extra level to the experience! haha. It is a very interesting already, and I'm only one game down!