September Gaming Backlog Update

Rise: “Thank goodness!”
Yukiko: “It’s really over now…”
Chie: “Yep! This time it’s really allll over!”

Last month, I decided to limit myself and set only four goals for the month.

Over the course of this month, I managed to accomplish only one of them: Beating Persona 4 Golden.

I’m not really complaining. These are arbitrary goals, assigned by me to myself arbitrarily. In general, I would like to beat more games, so I try to make myself play more games more quickly. But sometimes it’s quality over quantity. Persona 4 Golden (which I had picked up and started almost a year ago, then unintenionally dropped along the way) is a real tour-de-force, in every way the successor to Persona 3 I had been hoping for, and even more fun. I frequently found myself cackling withe delight at the antics of these characters, felt the drama of a dangerous battle when I unintentionally overloaded too many people with the same weakness, and appreciated the delicate beauty of some of the S.Link friendships.

And I met another idol whom I will love way too much forever:

I suppose I could have ended the game earlier, but I am glad I worked my way to see the extra Marie dungeon and the true ending of the game.

Igor is pleased with my persistence.
Igor is pleased with my persistence.

And the extra Golden epilogue really was super cute:

Persona 4 Golden epilogue

During the month, I beat only two games, and completed one, and I did not earn a significant number of trophies or achievements (they are really spaced out in P4G).

End of Month Backlog Reckoning:

Unbeaten: 432 15

Beaten: 101 1

Complete: 48 1

View my Backlog

Most Played in July:

  1. Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita)
  2. Love Live! School Idol Project: School Idol Festival (Android)
  3. Taiko no Tatsujin V Version (PS Vita)
  4. Narcissu (Steam)
  5. Super Mario Bros. (3DS Virtual Console)

Complete in August: 1

  • Narcissu (Steam)

Beat in August: 1

  • Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita)

PSN Trophies

Trophies earned: 27

Full Month-by-Month Trophy Log

August Goal Results

Only cleared 1 goal… Super failure.

Goal Deadline Result
Beat any ten games. (To match the number I beat in July.) September 30 Beat only two games.
Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) September 29 Cleared… but technically a day late!
Persona 4 Arena (PS3) September 29 Barely started before the month ended.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3) September 29 No progress.

Goals for October

Let’s try to do what I meant to do this month, and then some.

Goal Deadline
Beat any eighteen games. (Ten for this month, plus the eight I missed last month.) October 31
Persona 4 Arena (PS3) October 31
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3) October 31
Persona 4 Dancing All Night (PS Vita) October 31
Corpse Party (PSP) October 31
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (PSP) October 31

Until Next Time!

Let’s see if I can rise from the ashes like a phoenix and crush it this month. Aiming for all green for zombie Halloween!

By trdaisuke

I'm a 30-year-old student affairs professional, technology enthusiast, and all-around geek:
Moe junkie. Chronic backlogger. Hobby blogger. Idol trash. Steam user. Trophy hunter. 星空凛 fan. @trdaisuke

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