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SNES
Shin Megami Tensei JPN
Made it to the lab with the 3 human party at this point.

Updated about 1 day ago

(U)
PC
Red Dead Redemption 2
~47hrs 55%. Ch 6

Updated about 4 days ago

(U)
Switch
Disgaea 5 Complete
Was looking for a new Switch RPG to dive into. Love the Disgaea games and this will be the first of the HD sprite era for me

Updated about 5 days ago

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Switch
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition
Freestyle, Yellow Mode, Dante. Stage 10

Updated about 6 days ago

JoeSchmo's Status

(U) Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments.     (B) Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits.     (C) Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
3 (U)
0.3%
593 (B)
63.6%
337 (C)
36.1%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  153 ?????         Master Runs  2 (M)
Arcade BEAT 2 (B) 6 (C) 8 Total
Game Gear C O M P L E T E ! 4 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 11 (B) 14 (C) 28 Total
Game Boy Advance BEAT 27 (B) 12 (C) 43 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 58 (B) 23 (C) 85 Total
DSiWare BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
PlayStation Portable BEAT 10 (B) 3 (C) 13 Total
Nintendo 3DS BEAT 41 (B) 10 (C) 65 Total
3DS Downloads BEAT 29 (B) 19 (C) 49 Total
PlayStation Vita BEAT 9 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
Nintendo Switch 1 (U) 55 (B) 30 (C) 102 Total
NES BEAT 7 (B) 21 (C) 28 Total
TurboGrafx-16 C O M P L E T E ! 5 Total
TurboGrafx-CD BEAT 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive BEAT 29 (B) 61 (C) 90 Total
Sega CD BEAT 2 (B) 5 (C) 9 Total
SNES 1 (U) 17 (B) 29 (C) 48 Total
Saturn BEAT 45 (B) 25 (C) 72 Total
PlayStation BEAT 22 (B) 8 (C) 30 Total
Nintendo 64 BEAT 17 (B) 5 (C) 22 Total
Dreamcast BEAT 32 (B) 7 (C) 39 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 35 (B) 2 (C) 37 Total
GameCube BEAT 22 (B) 7 (C) 29 Total
Xbox BEAT 6 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Wii BEAT 23 (B) 10 (C) 33 Total
Xbox 360 BEAT 8 (B) 0 (C) 8 Total
PlayStation 3 BEAT 11 (B) 4 (C) 15 Total
PC 1 (U) 55 (B) 24 (C) 80 Total
Wii U BEAT 17 (B) 1 (C) 20 Total
All Games 984 Total
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Thoughts on Clearing the Backlog

Back in the fall of 2015 I was frustrated and tired of having a giant collection of games that I had barely played. I sat at about 1100 games with around 70% of them unfinished or not even played. Just looking at all the great games I had yet to try ...

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about 3 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I hope you're using Orden's patch for SMT!
about 4 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Is dat so, JoeSchmo? Well, I'll keep it on the list anyway because I do need to get to it.
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 7, 2010
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Thank you!

Honestly at a certain point in the past 2-3 years I started nulling or removing games from my Backloggery I had no interest in finishing, which has helped immensely. For the sake of my mental health and because I have less time to play games than I used to, I try to stop playing games when I feel I've had enough.

If I kept those games , I would likely have a sizeable backlog again, but these days I don't have the patience for it anymore.
about 1 month ago

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On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
You did it dude!!
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 7, 2010
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Hi, random stranger just passing by to say congrats on beating your backlog!
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Congratulations!
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 2, 2006
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Congratulations on beating your backlog!!
about 1 month ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
It's true, there's nothing wrong with trimming, and trim I did. RPGs from this generation are really unnecessarily long and convoluted. Once I saw the calendar system in Tokyo Xanadu I thought "oh no, they're trying to copy Persona, just like they did with Cold Steel."

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel was when I decided how tired I was from RPGs. It's as MrFwibbles says, RPGs nowadays have to be big long slogs. Characters like to talk. A lot. And all the extra stuff is just needless padding in my eyes, even if they can be beneficial for the characters in battle. Maybe it's because I'm not in my teens or twenties anymore, and RPGs like this aren't really doing it for me anymore. But also, something like this, I'd rather just play Persona.

As for the Yakuza games, I just lost interest. I really wanted to play them, but my mentality thought otherwise.

Wario: Perfect!
about 3 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
The thing I remember most about Seaman is when you boot up the game and images of the controller, VMU, and mic pop up if they're disconnected or out of memory.

"Has your controller been disconnected?"
"Please check the microphone" (or something.)
"There is not enough memory space on the memory card."

All by Leonard Nimoy. Ah, Seaman was totally a product of that bygone era of when the Dreamcast was still strong. Then the PS2 came out.

"Dreamcast was a turd. PlayStation 2 would kick it's ****ing ass. Sony has always laid the smackdown on other companies." - Quote from somebody on Game Informer, as seen on issue 100.
about 3 months ago

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On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Oh man, you're really close to finishing your Backlog! I hope to get there soon!
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeah, please. The story sucked but the contenet was amazing. I don't know what they did with XCH2. Many people enjoyed it, but I found it so slow and bored.
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Speaking as someone who also works in a grocery store in New York, it's pretty stressful. My store is taking precautions for us, thankfully. This is definitely history we're living through, and I hope you and your friends are fine. If you don't mind me asking, what is it that you do for work? (And I should play Parasite Eve someday.)
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Xenoblade Chronicles X is a great game for right now, yeah. I've actually been meaning to (re)start it for months. ...Though sadly I haven't been able to play it or anything else too much, since my job hasn't closed and is in fact busier than ever.

I'd say the most poignant, topical game I'm currently playing is The Last of Us. Walking through deserted city streets kind of hits close to home right now, y'know? I hope you're safe and doing well, Joe.
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I totally agree with you about Xenoblade Chronicles X. The story is not awesome as the first one, but the gameplay and the fighting in general is amazing. I wished the implemented it in the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 since it is so slow and not that active.
about 4 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Glad you finished Phantasy Star II. It is probably one of the most influential RPGs that doesn't really get a lot of love outside of the Genesis circle.

By the way, since you were familiar with X-Play, get a loada this tweet: [Link]
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