Last year I didn't play a #4if because I was a busy mofo and I just didn't have the time or motivation to play 4 games at one time during all of that. This year though, I'm not quite as busy of a mofo and I plan on putting up to four titles in thier place. It's a fun challenge that we, and many other outlets, do each year where we each pick some games from our backlog that need finishing and... finish them. We also usually summarize them after our completion whether we make it through all four or not. Now the key here is not necessarily to play four games from beginning to end, but it is to finish four games. Here are my choices this year....
Scroo's #4if Games
Resident Evil: 2 Remake- I've already finished this once but there are actually more than a few play-throughs for the characters the game gives you. I will go into that more in a separate article, but suffice it to say that RE:2 is an excellent content value and a masterclass in how remakes should be made. I'm going to be finishing my second, gory and gut-slicked play-through as Claire in this one.
Quake 4- This is one of my very favorite shooters and I recently reinstalled it and got it working on the new hardware. It's been surprising to me how similar Quake 4 is to Doom 2016. I can certainly feel the influence as I'm going through my first play through in over a decade.
Mega Man ?- I still haven't made a decision on which Mega Man I'll run through but I've got the Legacy Collection that includes the first six Mega Man titles as was gifted to me by our own AJ, from the holidays. Thanks AJ! I love Mega Man, it's one of those super difficult pattern memory side-scrollers from my childhood that always had me feeling pretty satisfied after finishing.
Dead Cells- I've had this one for a while. Yoda got it for me for my birthday last year. Thanks Yoda! I've played a lot of Dead Cells but I've yet to complete a single play-through. This one will likely be the biggest challenge and is most probably going to sink my chances at finishing this #4if. I'm gonna try it anyway.
Hopefully you'll all join us in this challenge to reduce the often crowded game backlogs from impulse buys and gifts from friends and family. The rules are simple and if you don't finish, well, that probably just means you have a busier social life than those of us that complete the challenge this month. I look forward to letting you all know how I fared in the coming weeks.