I've finished up through the year 2001, and only have about 100 games left to check out. (I'm in no rush though, as that's 300 games in, meaning many, many years.) Any game having a blank value under "RPG?" means I'm not completely sure which way to go on it. If there's a 10 for the scale, then I plan to play it anyway and find out what it's like. If that's blank too, then it means I haven't seen enough of the game yet to make a decision.
This advanced rating is based on my interpretation of game videos that I try to skip through in order not to spoil much, so it's absolutely possible I'm not getting a full picture. I ask for everyone's help here in making the RPG scale more accurate, and on getting me to understand these edge cases a little better. Also, if I've mistakenly included a game, I'd like to know that as well.
As I prepare for the next game year or finish a game, I'll give a more final score and post it. I want to keep this rating separate from the final rating system that reflects my (and possibly your) enjoyment, so I'll use the RPG scale on the ending post of each game, giving a final rating in a separate post.
Also, if there are any games missing from the list (I'm sure there are many, especially recent games), tell me. I'll add them and judge them as best I can, and if I've passed their release date, I'll play it as soon as I can get a hold of a copy and after the current game wraps up.
|TurboDuo: $300 retail, now $500 ebay (Picture credit to Wikipedia)|
Looking ahead, I see some consoles I'm missing that are going to be major purchases. Expect me to skip the first few games on at least the TurboGrax-16/CD, Sega CD, and 3DO. My plan is to push these to a point where I'm able to get the system and games, play through them in "quick" succession, then sell them off again without much loss in a relatively short time frame. This means waiting until nearly the last game on the system is due.
I'll throw this out there as well (even though I don't expect anyone to go for it), if you have a game I currently show as not having and are willing to let me borrow, then promise I will send it back after I'm done. Currently the only thing I'm really looking for is a Sega Master System with Miracle Warriors and Dragon Crystal (although, I'm strongly questioning if the latter was actually released in the US). Aside from those two, I've got everything up through 1990, which is close to 30 games. That should last at least half the year I'm estimating. During that time I'm hoping to pay off a rather high interest student loan, which will free up some money each month to continue this through my own funding.
Lastly, I want to mention that the list is ordered by year and month for the most part. If I only know the year it'll have a -00 for the month. What I'll do for those is throw them in throughout the year as a sprinkling of extra goodness. Games in a particular month can also come in any order within that month. For the most part the list in the side bar is what I've decided on, but things can change, and I'm open to suggestions (notice a theme?).