Dry July: The Gaming Backlog 2012 Edition

by Ben Salter Featured 22 Comments 25 Votes 2619 Views 09/07/2012 Back to Articles

There are about seven games released this month, and you don’t want to play pay for any of them. This, my friends, is Dry July.

It might also be the clever name of a commendable charity event that sees a bunch of alchos give up booze for a month in the name of a good cause, but it has far more serious connotations for gamers.

There’s never anything released around this time of year. We’ve grown to accept that, and use July as a special month. It’s time to clear our gaming backlogs. To go back through all those games started, but not completed, over the past 12 months.

It rarely actually works, but this year I’m going to get stuck into my gaming bucket list. Yes, that includes you, Skyward Sword. Anyone who has ever been on our Wii channel will know that I’m a self-labeled Zelda fanboy. You’ll also know that I’m yet to finish Skyward Sword for a number of reasons; none of them good enough.

Oh the shame.

I shall finally finish thee, before thy month doth pass. And here is the rest of my Dry July gaming backlog that I will attempt to finish before the end of the month.

Gaming Backlog

  • Max Payne 3 - This is on top because I only have two chapters left. I will have my way with you soon, Max.
  • Spec Ops: The Line - This will be completed tonight. A nice easy one to boost moral.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man: The Game - A recent acquisition.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - My not so secret shame.
  • Uncharted 3 - Surely there’s only like 10 minutes left?
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Not even started...
  • Batman: Arkham City - Might as well just wait for the Wii U version.
  • Portal 2 Co-Op - I’ve actually finished this one! But Heller and I have been trying to play through it again for months...
  • Halo Reach - Never got into it for some reason.

And there’s about 30 more just in my Steam account that haven’t been touched, but let’s not even go there.

The idea is that I will finish all of them, but I’m seriously hopeful for at least half. I can do that, right, RIGHT?

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Another day, another attempt at Ben trying to finally finish Skyward Sword :P

Also what? As if no one wants to play Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance! [Rage]

Tsunamo said: Another day, another attempt at Ben trying to finally finish Skyward Sword
Also what? As if no one wants to play Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance!



Last chance.

THIS TIME [Rage]
Max Payne 3 - Played. Meh.

Spec Ops: The Line - I'm really looking forward to this.

The Amazing Spider-Man: The Game - Can't wait for this.

Also need to play Future Soldier.
My bucket list seems to increase every second. I've given up all hope on actually trying to finish any of them.
Good luck with your bucket list man! I've still got Dark Souls, Skyrim, Tales of Vesperia, Fallout: New Vegas and so on to finish. Doesn't help that I just bought a PS3 and now have Uncharted 1 and 2, Valkyria Chronicles and Yakuza 3 to add on as well. =_=
30+ PS3 games [Facepalm]
Skyward Sword! What is this! [Rage]
so many xbox and wii games to do :(. There are some in there that i may aswell never have started since I've probs forgotten the story up to where i am. Notably: Goldeneye, Epic Mickey, Assasins Creed Revelations, Res 4.

Then there is steam, some of them I don't think my current computer can handle nicely, which is a huge relief since i can't start them and add them to the list =D. I've finished about 30 steam games of my 130. :( I'd say around 10-20 of those are multiplayer games though .. still .. 80 games to tackle there D=

Tyrus said: Good luck with your bucket list man! I've still got Dark Souls, Skyrim, Tales of Vesperia, Fallout: New Vegas and so on to finish. Doesn't help that I just bought a PS3 and now have Uncharted 1 and 2, Valkyria Chronicles and Yakuza 3 to add on as well.


Good luck with getting Skyrim off that list :P After 150 or so hours I just got to level 50, finished the main quest, finished the Mages guild and thieves guild quests, and a bunch of other side quests. Haven't even started the companions or civil war quests yet lol.
The main ones I need to finish off are
Skyward Sword
3D Dot Game Heroes
Skyrim

Probably another 5 or so i am forgetting
I'll have Spec Ops on my bucket list IF i win the comp :P

I don't really have a bucket list.. or even a backlog @_@
Maybe the Portal 2 singleplayer...
I enjoyed working through Portal 2 in co-op. I discovered the other day that I had Assassins Creed II sitting there untouched, so I'm currently working through that one.
Spec Ops has been crossed off the list.

Yeah boi!

But it's not Skyward Sword [Shifty]

Makra said:

Tyrus said: Good luck with your bucket list man! I've still got Dark Souls, Skyrim, Tales of Vesperia, Fallout: New Vegas and so on to finish. Doesn't help that I just bought a PS3 and now have Uncharted 1 and 2, Valkyria Chronicles and Yakuza 3 to add on as well.


Good luck with getting Skyrim off that list After 150 or so hours I just got to level 50, finished the main quest, finished the Mages guild and thieves guild quests, and a bunch of other side quests. Haven't even started the companions or civil war quests yet lol.



Yeah there's just so many questlines; it's actually to the point where it's mentally overwhelming. I don't have time these days to have more than two hour gaming sessions (on average) so Skyrim time has been shifted to completing the other games on the list.
If you have to much of a backlog, you're never gonna finish them.
I've got too many on my backlog to even name.
I plan to eventually get around to possibly kinda finishing them lol
Another one crossed off :D
Oh crap it's dry July...


OK stopping drinkinggg....











Now.

Beta said: Oh crap it's dry July...
OK stopping drinkinggg....
Now.



It still counts! [MOG]

Need to finish off Portal 2 single player :S
Running out of time to finish Skyward Sword now :*O
Haven't bothered putting Portal 2 on yet...

Been playing Rugby World Cup and Deus Ex
Actually bothered this year with some past games I had on my To Get list which was BioShock 2 and Saints Row The Third. I finished them both within a week. :'@

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