Daniel’s Picks for the Four In February challenge

February is the month when the “Four In February” challenge takes place. Joystick’s Mike Suszek is the one that came with the challenge’s idea, its goal is for the challenger to simply finish four games in this month, in order to weigh on to an honorable cause: reducing the amount of games piling up in people’s backlog.

The rules are simple:

The rules:
  1. There are no rules.
  2. Seriously, there are no rules. You can pick new games, old games or even titles that you stopped playing that one time during finals week in college because your academic life depended on it (it’s cool, we’ve all been there). The only requirement is that you pick four games.
  3. Start at the beginning of a game, or start where your old save file left off, it doesn’t matter! We can’t drive over to your house to force you to start a game over; we don’t know where you live, after all.

Invited by Artimus Charest-Fulks to take this challenge on, I decided to accept it since I do suffer a serious case of having a chock full of games stored in my Xbox360’s hard drive and this seems to be a nice way to make a dent on my unplayed titles collection.

Most on the blame resides on my Xbox360, it just lets me get my hands (figuratively speaking) on too many games way too easy, either by “Deals with Gold” big offers or by the free games offered monthly by the “Games with Gold” program for Xbox Live Subscribers.

My four for 2015 are as follows:

Dark Souls (Xbox360)

First off, I need to beat Dark Souls since I’m already playing this one and it was right about time I dragged myself to play it. As a matter of fact, I had to restart my game since I made some questionable choices that made my progress pretty awful. But now I’m enjoying it, and I have a pal on Twitter willing to get me a hint or two about the game.

Assassin’s Creed Liberation (Xbox360) 

Being a long time fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, Liberation is one of the only two games I haven’t tried (the other’s Unity, and I won’t be able to play it until I move onto the next console generation). From what I’ve read about it, I’m expecting to be a bit disappointed, but also I’m willing to enjoy every good part of it: the action, the killing and exploration that accompanies every game of the series.

Mark of the Ninja (Xbox360)

I’ve wanted to play this game for so long, and it has been in my library for half of that time just waiting for me to try it out. I’ve avoided watching anything else but the trailers, because from what I’ve heard about it, I’m going to enjoy it and I don’t want anything spoiled!

Metal Gear (MSX2)

For a long time I wondered how different the original Metal Gear is compared to its NES port, and I managed to see it indeed is a completely different beast some time ago since I found it included in the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for the X360. I played it for a while and then something must have flown in front of my face and distracted me away from it. I’m going to restart the game since I won’t have an idea of where I was.

I’ll let you know in a weekly basis how I’m doing. You can also follow my rants on this (or other game-related matter) over Twitter. Also, if you want to get involved, there is a Facebook group, or just get your friends to join and game with you.

Daniel Castro

Daniel Castro

Daniel is an engineer, teacher, and freelance writer and translator. He considers himself blessed to be born during the the times video games were created, and has followed their development as an entertainment and artistic media ever since. He loves talking about video games as much as he enjoys playing them, and he's always ready to introduce gaming culture to a newer audience.

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