What's in your backlog?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by evadwolrab, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. evadwolrab

    evadwolrab GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 20, 2006
    They might be games that you've played for 5 games and decided "I like that!", but have never gone back to it for whatever reason.

    What games have you decided, nay sworn, that you'll go back and finish?

    Hotel Dusk

    EBA final few songs

    Chocobo Tales

    Glory Days 2 - Gave up because I couldn't do that penultimate level. [​IMG]

    Advance Wars DS - Got a good few levels in, then I got a flashcart. The original cart is sitting gathering dust at my parents' house. :'(
  2. ryohki

    ryohki GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 26, 2004
    gawd... where do I start?
    hotel dusk
    phoenix wright (just finally getting stuck into the first one)
    final fantasy III
    chocobo tales
    trauma center
    magical starsign
    touch detective
    lunar knights
    etrian odyssey
    luminous arc

    I need to finish.....
    Gears of War
    The Darkness
    GRAW 1 and 2
    Dead Rising

    damn.... I need more time.
  3. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    There are over 20 games I want to play on the DS, I refuse to complete them on my flash cart. And the odd one or two that I own ATM.
    I have to complete most of my 360 and Wii games, I started to make a dent in my games back cat over the summer, but somethings got pushed aside.
  4. pasc

    pasc GBATemps GBA Freak

    Sep 9, 2006
    Why don't you guys finish Chocobotales ? It's worth it ^^.

    Aynway, I just finished FFCC (even thought I was gonna give up, cause of that last puzzle, but I got it luckily).

    Games that I started but never finished fully:

    - Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (last case, but no motivation to finish it )
    - Final Fantasy III (Just too boring for me...)
    - Dragon Quest Rocket Slime (started it but soon got bored)
    - Super Mario 64 DS (got to the 2nd Bowser, but... lost motivation)
    - Rayman DS (got to the Waterlevel, but always run out of air)
    - Heroes of Mana (fun first, but soon got too hard, desert level I guess)
    - Children of Mana (last world, but I played it with my friends always, don't want to play alone right now)
    - New Supermario Bros. (Yeah, I should kick myself for this one, I got until the castle in world 6, but I don't feel like completing the last 2~3 castles right now...)
    - Nintendo DS Browser:Opera (Hard to finish with all these new websites appearing all over the web all the time you know ? )
    - Ridge Racer DS (fun lil Game, especially with the touch control turned on, but I can't win the last few races)
    - Simple DS Series 21 (Cool Bros in Arms Stiled Shooter, got until level too. NOTE to SELF: to throw Grenades hold R and then press the A button)
    - Sonic Rush (got until act 5, but the last boss in here always kicks me)
    - EBA (the aliens came, saw and kicked my butt [​IMG] .... maybe finish it someday)

    These are only the games I can remember right now... if I remember my N64 games then there is a Zelda the Ocarina of time waiting for me [​IMG].

    Big-N should really port it to the DS, so I could finish it on the go !

    EDIT: Oh... rambozotheclown... yeah, Trauma Center is another game I started and never finished
  5. Smuff

    Smuff Fossilized Gamer

    Jul 29, 2006
    By the sea
    Phoenix Wright series (Gave up towards the end of #1)

    Trauma Center
  6. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2003
    Me, To You
    Nodame Cantabile, now that I'm an OTO/EBA maniac Nodame Cantabile it's way TOO easy, but I'll be back to it sometime and I know I'm gonna love it again. [​IMG]
  7. VmprHntrD

    VmprHntrD GBAtemp Addict

    Nov 11, 2004
    United States
    Louisville, KY
    All the mexican food I've been eating all week?

    Seriously though the list I know isn't pretty, but with a wedding pending shortly, 40hour/wk job, horse ownership, doing things around 'her' when shes about and so on cuts into stuff. But primarily my problem is two-fold, desire but failing to get up motivation, and ever since I used to work in production/test with a gaming company I got disgustingly picky over bad gameplay issues/bugs. Due to that giant mix I find it hard to ever finish a game start to finish anymore, some I'll do off and on, and others I just get to dick around with and not intend to knock off.

    Since this is a DS thread here's what I can toss into the incomplete pile:
    -Elite Beat Agents (last stage is a bitch part 2 of it anyways)
    -Final Fantasy III (about 2/3 done or so)
    -Metroid Prime Hunters (opened all worlds, didn't do the backtrack revisits)
    -New Super Mario Bros (save system is a huge demotivator)
    -Super Mario 64 DS (bought for fun, finished on N64)
    -True Swing Golf (never unlocked the final complete pro circuit)

    FF3 just gets consuming and challenging so it's a time issue, EBA just I can't seem to draw right but as a button mash I'd squash it easy. MPH it's a time thing plus the linearity+backtrack is a snore. NewSMB is depressing really as you can't do 2 worlds unless you do the lame 2nd exit as mini mario only which is horseshit + the buy a save or only when you hit a milestone is horrid for a portable (time issue+bad design.) Already explained Mario64, and TSG just is one I pick up and do here n' there as it's a sport. I have more DS games 22 (techincally 23 with Sonic on a real Nintendo DS flash kit rom...hate the game won't finish it.) All the others I've finished, are just hi score deals(like wario ware), or are a racing/sport deal you really can't persay finish.

    My Wii I have 9 games. 3 of them I haven't finished (1 I won't bother - Zelda due to horrid save system and being very bloated and slow.) Things like Wii Play/Sports and technically Metal Slug have no finish as it's score based. Others I'm working on (MP3) or I'm lazy but doign very very slowly (Paper Mario and Godfather.)
  8. lawliet

    lawliet Advanced Member

    Aug 4, 2007
    Lots. I don't think this is all of them:

    - Advance Wars
    - Mega Man ZX series
    - Yoshi's Island 2
    - Picross
    - Hotel Dusk
    - Super Mario 64 DS
    - New Super Mario Bros
    - Yoshi's Island DS
  9. .TakaM

    .TakaM .II

    Oct 8, 2004
    New Zealand
    I restarted majoras mask a couple weeks ago.. haven't played it for a while though.

    that's it
  10. Legend

    Legend .missing

    Jun 30, 2003
    I try to finish every game that I start playing... I don't like to take the daunting task of mastering more than one game at a time... Unlocking EVERYTHING in the game, is a completely different story though.

    :Games that I need to finish:
    MS Saga (Ps2)
    Front Mission 4 (Ps2)
    Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles (Ps2, god I hate that game)
    Tales of the Abyss (Ps2)
    Rogue Galaxy (Ps2)
    Valkyrie Profile 2 (Ps2, right at the end of it!!)
    Pokemon Diamond (DS)
    .hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce (Ps2)

    :Games that need 100%+ completion:
    Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, and Budokai 3 (Ps2)
    Kingdom Hearts 2 (Ps2)
    Digimon World DS (DS)
    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
    Guitar Hero 2 (Ps2)
    .hack//G.u. Vol.1//Rebirth (Ps2)
    God of War 2 (Ps2)

    Humm... I think that's about it.
  11. Torte

    Torte GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 10, 2006
    New Zealand
    ^ Yeah, me too! I hate not finishing what I start, even if it is kinda crap (so long as it's short, of course!) Lately, though, what with school work and all, lots of semi-played DS games have gone by, but all of them are unworthy of my attention anyways.

    Stuff that I DO want to finish sometime before I enter the realm of HD for real and give up on them completely are:

    - Tomb Raider Legend
    - Okami
    - Shadow Hearts Covenant
    - Pikmin
    - Rogue Squadron II
    - Tales of Eternia

    Probably more, but those ones for sure.
  12. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Heroes of Mana, I actually liked it but only gone through a few levels.
    Worms: Open Warfare 2, done all of the puzzles and that were available but theres loads more to buy.
    Phoenix Wright 3, not started yet.
    Hotel Dusk, needs finishing

    Thats about it on the DS front, but theres loads of 360 games to finish, especially Bioshock for some reason it hasn't gripped me but I'm sure that it will the more I play it.
  13. HBK

    HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Mar 30, 2007
    Well, I completed PW 1 and 2, they were awesome games, playing 1st case of 3 now, and focusing on that and Megaman SF until another good game gets released (like TLZ:PH, and DON'T say Rune Factory, I don't like that nor Luminous Arc).

    Glory Days 2 was a disappointment for me, but I didn't expect much to come out of it anyway.

    Waiting for Lifesigns, seems a great game, possibly better than Trauma.
  14. hollabackitsobi

    hollabackitsobi GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 10, 2007
    United States
    @ ryohki, how is Bioshock already in your backlog? It only came out a little over a week ago, jeez.
  15. Crescent

    Crescent GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Newport Beach
    i have to say this is one of the cons of getting flash carts

    you have so many games that whenever you see a new one you play it, and since there are so many games you never really complete one full game
  16. Bitbyte

    Bitbyte GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 20, 2003

    Bahamut Lagoon
    Breath of Fire
    Chrono Trigger
    Illusion of Gaia
    Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
    Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
    Prince of Persia
    Prince of Persia 2
    Secret of Evermore
    Secret of Mana
    Seiken Densetsu 3
    Star Ocean
    Super Mario RPG
    Super Metroid
    Tales of Phantasia


    Alundra 2
    Arc the Lad
    Arc the Lad 2
    Arc the Lad 3
    Azure Dreams
    Brave Fencer Musashi
    Breath of Fire III
    Breath of Fire IV
    Broken Sword
    Broken Sword 2
    Crash Bandicoot 2
    Dino Crisis
    Dino Crisis 2
    Discworld 2 - Mortality Bytes
    Dragon Warrior VII
    Final Fantasy VII
    Front Mission 3
    Heart of Darkness
    Jade Cocoon
    Kagero - Deception II
    Legend of Legaia
    Legend of Mana
    Lunar 2 Eternal Blue Complete
    Lunar Silver Star Story Complete
    Oddworld - Abe's Exoddus
    Oddworld - Abe's Oddysee
    Parasite Eve
    Parasite Eve 2
    Persona - Revelations
    Persona 2 - Eternal Punishment
    Resident Evil
    Resident Evil 2
    Resident Evil 3 - Nemesis
    Rhapsody - A Music Adventure
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV - Wall of Fire
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI
    SaGa Frontier
    SaGa Frontier II
    Shadow Man
    Shadow Tower
    Silent Hill
    Star Ocean - The Second Story
    Suikoden II
    Tales of Destiny II (Tales of Eternia)
    Tecmo's Deception - Invitation to Darkness
    Tenchu - Stealth Assassins
    Tenchu 2 - Birth of the Stealth Assassins
    Thousand Arms
    Threads of Fate
    Tomb Raider
    Tomb Raider 2
    Tomb Raider 3 - Adventures of Lara Croft
    Tomb Raider 4 - The Last Revelation
    Tomb Raider 5 - Chronicles
    Vagrant Story
    Valkyrie Profile
    Vampire Hunter D
    Vandal Hearts
    Vandal Hearts II
    Wild Arms
    Wild Arms 2
    Xeno Gears

    .hack Vol. 1 - Infection
    .hack Vol. 2 - Mutation
    .hack Vol. 3 - Outbreak
    .hack G.U. Vol. 1
    .hack G.U. Vol. 2
    .hack G.U. Vol. 3
    Ar Tonelico - Melody of Elemia
    Dark Cloud
    Dark Cloud 2
    Arc the Lad - End of Darkness
    Arc the Lad - Twilight of Spirits
    Atelier Iris
    Atelier Iris 2
    Atelier Iris 3 - Grand Phantasm
    Dawn of Mana
    Devil May Cry
    Devil May Cry 2
    Devil May Cry 3
    Disgae 2
    Dragon Quest VIII
    Final Fantasy XII
    Front Mission 4
    Grandia 2
    Growlanser Generations
    Jak and Daxter
    Jak II
    Jak 3
    Jak X
    Katamari Damacy
    Kingdom Hearts
    Kingdom Hearts 2
    La Pucelle Tactics
    Magna Carta - Tears of Blood
    Metal Gear Solid 3
    Obscure II
    Odin Sphere
    Onimusha Dawn of Dreams
    Phantom Brave
    Radiata Stories
    Ratchet and Clank
    Ratchet and Clank 3
    Rogue Galaxy
    Shadow Hearts
    Shadow Hearts 2 - Covenant
    Shadow Hearts 3 - From the New World
    Shadow of the Colossus
    Shin Megami Tensei - Devil Summoner
    Shin Megami Tensei - Lucifers Call (Nocturne)
    Shin Megami Tensei - Digital Devil Saga
    Shin Megami Tensei - Persona 3
    Suikoden III
    Suikoden IV
    Suikoden V
    Tales the Abyss
    Tales of Legendia
    Tomb Raider Anniversary
    Valkyrie Profile 2 - Sylmeria
    We Love Katamari
    Wild Arms 3
    Wild Arms 5
    Xenosaga Episode I
    Xenosaga Episode II
    Xenosaga Episode III


    Baldurs Gate - Dark Alliance
    Baldurs Gate - Dark Alliance 2
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Conker - Live and Reloaded
    Dreamfall - The Longest Journey
    Fable - The Lost Chapters
    Jade Empire
    Ninja Gaiden Black
    Panzer Dragoon Orta
    Thief 3 - Deadly Shadows


    Baten Kaitos
    Baten Kaitos Origins
    Eternal Darkness
    Killer 7
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (port)
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (port)
    The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker
    Metroid Prime 1
    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
    Tales of Symphonia


    Brave Story: New Traveler
    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
    Kingdom of Paradise
    Legend of Heroes
    Legend of Heroes II
    Legend of Heroes III - Song of the Ocean
    Metal Gear Solid - Portable Ops
    Monster Hunter Freedom
    Ratchet and Clank - Size Matters
    Sid Meiers Pirates - Live the Life
    Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
    Ultimate Ghosts N Goblins
    Untold Legends - The Warriors Code
    Untold Legends - Brotherhood of the Blade
    Valkyrie Profile - Lenneth
    Ys: The Ark of Napishtim


    Advance Wars - Dual Strike
    Animal Crossing
    Anno 1701
    Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow
    Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin
    Children of Mana
    Heroes of Mana
    Lost in Blue
    Lost Magic
    Luminous Arc
    Lunar - Dragon Song
    Magical Starsign
    Rune Factory
    Sonic Rush
    Trace Memory


    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
    Prince of Persia remake
    Super Paper Mario

    XBOX 360

    Blue Dragon
    The Darkness


  17. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    Just counting titles I've made a decent start on and aren't playing atm:
    Kirby Canvas Curse
    Densetsu no Stafi 4
    Trauma Centre (I play DS just before bed and the aneurisms level is too hard when sleepy.)

    I'm halfway through lots of stuff on GBA. I've only got one level left to do of Denki Blocks, been stuck there for 2 years but I will solve it damnit! I've started taking my GBA to work so have recently picked up Shaman King - Master of Spirits and Guru Logic Champ again. And I've got all the PS2 Final Fantasy titles on my shelf to play through (except 11) and Devil May Cry.

    My "to play on DS" list is a lot longer but I'm not going to type it all up. Except Portrait of Ruin, I'll get that when it dips below £20.
  18. Torte

    Torte GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 10, 2006
    New Zealand
    ^^ That's not a backlog dude... are you even a gamer? You must still be occupied with Nintendogs of something [​IMG]
  19. frurry

    frurry Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    gods, i got so many

    final fantasy 3
    magical starsign
    gyakuten saiban 3
    children of mana
    deep labyrinth
    rockman zx advent
    castlevania dawn of sorrow
    yoshis island ds

    dungeon seige
    breath of fire 3
    legend of heroes 1
    ys ark of napishtim
    final fantasy 1
    final fantasy 2
    brave story
    untold legends
    me and my katamari
    tales of eternia

    dragon quest 8
    suikoden 4
    suikoden 5
    final fantasy 12
    final fantasy 10-2
    kingdom hearts
  20. Bitbyte

    Bitbyte GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 20, 2003
    Actually... It is my backlog [​IMG] . I know what a backlog is, a list of games you have laying about you have yet to play, but really want to get around to. Seeing as my favourite genre is RPG and I missed quite a lot of classics, I'll be busy for a MAD long time. It's just that... that ... I'm addicted to my laptop =D. I only play games when someone comes over really. I'm glad I can't be on my laptop during the week when college starts kicking in again, so I can play games every day [​IMG]. And yea, I am a gamer! Been gaming for I dunno, since I was like 10 or so, gaming every day all day long back when I was still in high school, like 5 PM - 11 PM then going to bed and playing 2-3 more hours on my handhelds. Too bad internet is so addicting if you are on all these forums and doing a lot of stuff on the internet :/ (kinda got a job going @ internet).