Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gearing Up for Gears of War Judgement

     I recently learned that I in fact have had Gears of War 3 since release in September 2011, beat the solo campaign and played a bit of multiplayer Horde mode.  You see, I have too many
games, and despite trying to keep my collection updated with sites like IGN and 1Up and their Game Collection features, I completely forgot.  I have actually been trolling some of my sales outlets lately looking for a good deal on GoW3 because my GamerChix and PopChix group plays it quite often on our group play nights, but I thought I didn't have it and I was missing out. My brother came to visit last weekend and looked at me funny when I told him I was looking for a good deal on it.  He then reminded me that he bought it for me for my birthday (the week it released).  I looked on my gaming shelf and was in disbelief when there it sat in all its glory.  I have reorganized my shelf and even moved since I got the game so I have probably had my hands on it a dozen times.  We played a few rounds of Horde mode together and I even remembered liking it.  I'm really rather embarrassed that this happened.
     So as with every game that has sequels, follow-ups, trilogies, etc., I decided that I had to try to complete the original Gears of War, Gears of War 2, and then try to finish Gears of War 3 in order to properly enjoy the series and anticipate the next iteration.  I am playing through GoW2 solo-campaign today to unlock Insane Mode in preparation for running through the co-op campaigns on Insane this weekend.  I guess I had only played through Gears 1 and 3 because I had almost no achievements and didn't remember any of the story from Gears 2.  It's all making sense now. 

I feel like I can finally be excited about Gears of War Judgement!
Picture by GameInformer magazine.

Do you ever lose track of what games you have or have completed?  What do you use to keep track of games you have?