We are back with our 3rd annual Four in February challenge! The basic concept - complete 4 games from your backlog in a month - means you'll be seeing up to 24 Let's Plays from us in the next 28 days, which you'll be able to catch on our channels on Beam, and live and archived on YouTube Gaming.
For 2017, we've decided to shake up the 4iF formula even further.
Our 2015-2016 Rules: Find 10 games, pick 1, and the rest of the team picks 3 more to complete your playlist. Games must be "completable" and something you've not completed before. Finish them before March.
Our 2017 Rules: Find 6 games, pick 1, and the rest of the team picks 2 more to go on your playlist. NEW! Your 4th game is picked for you by someone else on the team, separate from your shortlist and in secret. Games must be "completable" and something you've not completed before. Finish them before March.
Earlier in the month, we drew names from a hat, to give each of us someone else to pick a secret game for.
We've completed all 44 of the games that have formed this challenge so far, but this new twist has led to some interesting picks for the group. It's been a fascinating metagame for us over the last month, discussing potential secret game picks in private Slack channels, reacting to shortlist changes, and slyly sleuthing to work out each other's gaming history.
Let's get into it. Here's our special episode of the GoPlayThat Podcast where the 6 of us met up to lock down our Four in February selections, and reveal each other's secret games.
Here are our resulting playlists!
- Forza Horizon 3 (Personal Pick)
- Outlast (Secret Pick)
- Resident Evil 4
- SWAT 4
- Street Fighter V (Personal Pick)
- Valdis Story: Abyssal City (Secret Pick)
- Earth Defense Force 4.1
- Ratchet & Clank (Personal Pick)
- Red Dead Revolver (Secret Pick)
- Hotline Miami 2 (Personal Pick)
- Bully (Secret Pick)
- Batman: The Telltale Series
- Alien Isolation
- Remember Me (Personal Pick)
- Hatred (Secret Pick)
- Chroma Squad (Personal Pick)
- Hyper Light Drifter (Secret Pick)
- Binary Domain
- Jet Set Radio