Like You Care: My post-E3 want list

It got quite a bit longer.

No, I will not buy all of these. And I will definitely not get around to playing all of the ones I do buy. But that doesn’t mean I don’t WANT THEM ALL.

Available now:

  • get: PC: Dominions 3
  • get: PC: Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
  • get: PC: HoMM 5
  • get: PC: Prey
  • get: PC: Cloud
  • get: PC: Armadillo Run
  • get: PC: F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point
  • get: PC: Supreme Commander
  • get: PC: Peggle
  • get: DS: Phoenix Wright
  • get: DS: Bomberman DS
  • get: DS: Elite Beat Agents
  • get: 360: Battle Bugs
  • get: 360: Carcassonne
  • get: 360: GRAW
  • get: 360: Marvel Ultimate Alliance
  • get: 360: Amped 3
  • get: 360: The Darkness
  • get: Xbox: Phantom Dust?


  • get: PC: Orange Box
  • get: PC: Bioshock
  • get: PC: Hellgate: London
  • get: PC: Alan Wake
  • get: PC: Spore
  • get: PC: Crysis
  • get: PC: King’s Bounty
  • get: PC: Fallout 3
  • get: PC: Dragon Age
  • get: PC: Experience 112 (??!!!)
  • get: PC: The Outsider (???)
  • get: 360: Culdcept: Saga
  • get: 360: Spider-Man 3
  • get: 360: The Club
  • get: 360: Fable 2
  • get: 360: Ace Combat 6
  • get: 360: Mass Effect
  • get: 360: Eternal Sonata
  • get: 360: Call of Duty 4
  • get: 360: Mercenaries
  • get: 360: Stranglehold
  • get: 360: Assassin’s Creed
  • get: 360: GTA 4
  • get: 360: Halo 3
  • get: 360: Too Human
  • get: 360: Beautiful Katamari
  • get: XBLA: Bomberman
  • get: XBLA: Space Giraffe
  • get: XBLA: Every Extend Extra Extreme
  • get: 360: Viva Pinata: Party Animals
  • get: DS: Advance Wars 2
  • get: DS: Dragon Quest 8
  • get: 360: Fracture
  • get: 360: Mirror’s Edge
  • get: ?: mystery F.E.A.R. sequel from Monolith

Damn, there’s a lot of games out there.


See other thread where I pointed out how these alone are like 5x - 10x as many games as I could ever actually play.

What the fuck would I do with a PS3? Collect dust with it? Really, really, really fucking expensive dust? Because Christ knows I’ve ALREADY got more games than I can play, let alone all these OTHER games I want!

If you added the PS3 games that I want to that list, it would grow by maybe only five games or so, e.g. about 8%. $500+ for 8% more fun = LOSE. Hell, even $200 for +8% fun is not exactly a win.

Hey dude I’m with you. There’s fuck all I’m likely to be playing on my PS3 this holiday season, apart from Blu-ray movies.

Lair, Unreal Tournament, Warhawk, Heavenly Sword, Haze, and Ratchet are going to be good exclusives for the PS3 this fall/winter. Yes, there are too many games on the 360 and PC and DS for you or me to really be able to catch up with everything, but that’s always a problem for hardcore gamers. I stopped trying to buy everything and ran to Gamefly.

There’s also PS3 versions of Assassin’s Creed and Stranglehold (with a free movie!). U R teh bias since you already own a 360 but not a PS3!

Well that’s the thing. If you don’t own either a PS3 or 360 there’s starting to be reasons to buy a PS3 this fall. But if you already own a 360, it’s hard to justify getting a PS3 as well as there are so many damn games coming out for the 360.

Yup. Unfortunately for Sony, it seems that the market they’re going after with a $500 unit already has a Xbox 360…

Actually… I think there’s too much stuff coming out… I’m still trying to finish PS1 games!

I’m almost done with Ratchet and Clank (the first one).

If Warhawk, Haze, or UT3 for the PS3 will use dedicated servers, I’m there.

Heavenly Sword looks cooler than I thought it would be, and R&CF is the reason I wanted a PS3 in the first place.

This is Sony’s own fault for a lot of reasons. They could better push the PS3 by never running a Blu-Ray commercial without throwing in a “also plays on PS3” bit, for example.

Me too. Playing Persona 2 in preparation for Persona 3.

I thought Silent Hill 4 was a disappointment, but I can’t help but get excited about Silent Hill 5 going next-gen. I can’t even wrap my brain around the craziness Akira Yamaoka and company will be able to inflict upon us with today’s hardware.

Although maybe they’ll find a way to make it suck harder than ever. Who knows with this series anymore.

“Too much stuff coming out” – that’s kind of why I keep this list. Yeah, there’s more stuff than I can play. But knowing what it all is, seeing it all in one place, lets me prioritize better.

Narrowing down that list to just the must-plays, it’s probably Bioshock, Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, Halo 3, and Hellgate: London. Shit, those five games alone are going to be epic. I can’t entirely believe they’re all hitting in the next four months! PSYCHE!

And God knows I’d rather have too much stuff to play than too little :-D Too much stuff to play – that’s a problem I hope never, ever goes away, even if I someday retire and get to spend 30+ hours a week gaming!

What about Infamous? :D

For me, the Must-Have list of five would be Bioshock, Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, GTA IV and Mercenaries II. Just that alone is an insane amount of gaming. Epic stories and open worlds - I’m^H^H^Hmy free time is doomed.

The Wii and DS and PC and board games more than fill our gaming time. Not saying the 360 and PS3 don’t have great stuff coming.

the buy list for my kids and me:

Civ 4 Gold for PC

Mario Galaxy
Williams Pinball
Battalion Wars 2
Fire Emblem
Soul Calibur Legends
Smash Brawl

Zelda Hourglass
Pokemon Diamond

To be decided at GenCon

That’s a good list, too. Jeez, someday I’ll probably get a Wii, and then my backlog will go from unmanageable to preposterously absurd.

I care!

Pretty solid list Repo, though I’d suggest maybe waiting on Dark Messiah, since rumor has it there’s going to be a 360 version with substantial changes.