Four in February was a compelling concept that Bob shared with the group last year. It's a simple idea, and something that all of us can easily identify with: Look at your backlog of games that you own but haven't completed, pick 4, and get them finished in the month of February. We took this concept, which was created by Joystiq, and added a few personal touches: Find 10 games, pick 1, and allow the rest of the team to deliberate and ultimately decide on which 3 from the rest of your list. It's a neat extra layer that propels us forward as a unit.
Last year, all 5 of us were able to beat the challenge, though not without some difficulties - ranging from game length troubles to lack of availability, it was an interesting test that gave all of us the perfect impetus to finally pick up some old purchases and experience them. This year, we are back and upping the ante! This time there are 6 of us, and we're gearing up to share the experience with all of you. First step is to work out what each of us will need to finish, so listen along to our deliberations with this bonus episode of the GoPlayThat Podcast!
Here are our resulting playlists!
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Personal Pick)
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Devil May Cry 3
- Doom 3 (Personal Pick)
- Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure
- Volgarr The Viking
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- The Talos Principle (Personal Pick)
- Styx: Master of Shadows
- Not A Hero
- Max Payne 3 (Personal Pick)
- Grim Fandango
- Hitman Go
- Hotline Miami
- Citizens of Earth (Personal Pick)
- Ori and the Blind Forest
- Beyond Good & Evil
- Dropsy (Personal Pick)
- Demon's Crest
We're all set and prepared to take on this 29 day challenge. You can follow along with our progress over on the #4iF landing page, where we'll be updating the playlists as games get completed. Look out for live streams coming from each of us over on Twitch (and later archived on YouTube), and get live updates and impressions on Twitter. You can also hear us check in with each other on our weekly podcast over on SoundCloud. Let the games begin!