Friday, April 15, 2011

Lost Count

I can't remember if I already subtracted 2 completions from my total for ordering Portal 2 from Amazon. Going off my list of completed/bought for 2011, though, I should still have 4 banked, being that I'm at 8 games beaten, and only 2 bought for over $25. I think what happened was that I ordered the game, took off 2 completions, but didn't add it to the pile o' treasure because I wouldn't receive it for a while. Yeah, lets roll with that. So now, now that I've cancelled that order, I can refund those 2 completions to bring me back up to 4. I'm just going to go and buy the game via Steam when I get home, anyway. When in doubt, err in your own favor, that's what I always say. This way I already have stocked the 2 completions I'll need to spend on The Witcher 2, my most anticipated game of 2011.

Actually, I think the token system has served its purpose well, having curbed my game acquisitions by a good amount. The key seems to be only buying a game when you are about to play it, unless it's a screaming 75% off deal or something. I may scrap that whole policy if I keep going at this rate, since it wouldn't be necessary, and I apparently can't keep count, anyway!


Greg said...

Speaking of "count", I was thinking it would be nice to have a running tally of the number of games you officially have in your pile of shame so we can see how it rises and falls.

I finally started Mass Effect 2 tonight. So far I'm really enjoying it. Do you think they gave a nod to Star Trek by putting a Scottish Engineer on the Normandy or was that just coincidence?

Count Elmdor said...

Yeah, Mass Effect 2! I never thought of the Star Trek parallel there, but now that you mention it, I'm sure it was intentional.

I went and deleted some stuff from the pile just the other day because don't have access or just don't plan to play anymore of those games. I'm trying to keep it to just a list of things I have yet to try out or mean to finish one day. If I lose interest in something, it's gone!

Greg said...

Wow Count, you blew Portal 2 up! I notice it is already on your Pile O' Skulls list. Nice job.

I'm slowly making my way through ME2. Screwed up Zaeed's loyalty missing but I don't really care so I won't reload a previous save to retry. I'm about 14 hours in at this point and taking some time to do the "assignments", not just the missions.

Count Elmdor said...

Just know that if you want someone to have any chance of coming out alive, you're going to need them loyal to you.

Yeah, Portal 2 didn't take very long, and it was of paramount importance that it not be spoiled, so I rushed through it asap. Great game, just like the first.

Greg said...

So even if I don't have them in my party during the final mission, I'll still get screwed out of saving everyone if they are not loyal?

That would suck but fuck it, I don't see a big reason to go through a 20+ hr rpg for a second time with my crazy back log and all the must-play titles coming out this year.

Count Elmdor said...

Yeah, the way it works is that everyone is a part of that final mission. You take the Normandy in and everyone goes along.

Some characters not being loyal can result not only in their own deaths, but the deaths of other characters, too, depending on who they are and what choices you make. Also, if you choose poorly, people can die even if they're all loyal.

If it's just Zaeed, you could still come out fine provided you have other "heavies" who are loyal (Garrus, Grunt, maybe 1-2 others). He might die, though.

Greg said...

Thanks for the advice. I would like the 75 G for getting everyone out alive but I'm not going to worry to much about it. I've got one playthrough and I am willing to let the chips fall where they may.