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Since my backlog is almost out of control at this point, I'm trying to get all the titles I'm most interested in and enthusiastic about to the front. Below are the ones I'm not sure are worth playing. Any words of encouragement or discouragement about these is much appreciated.

Feel free to add any titles to this list that you're on the fence about trying out. Maybe we'll be able to give you some advice one way or another
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1. Video Game: Amnesia: The Dark Descent [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:507]
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I'm a fan of atmospheric games, but I'm not a big fan of being scared. That, and I've already seen the majority (if not the entirety) of the game in a Let's Play. Any reason to experience this on my own?
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2. Video Game: And Yet It Moves [Average Rating:5.51 Overall Rank:6614]
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I know almost nothing about the game. Something tells me I won't like it... what's it like?
 
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3. Video Game: The Dark Eye: Drakensang [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:2235]
Video Game: The Dark Eye: Drakensang
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Got this in a contest a few years ago. Does it do anything special enough to warrant a playthrough? Is it more of an RPG or a Hack&Slash? What games would you say this is similar to?
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4. Video Game: Dark Star One [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:4747]
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Can you use a joystick with this one? That was the No.1 reason for me to get it. What kind of game is this, is it more of an open-world choose-your-own-adventure game, or does it have a plot which pushes you forward? How would you rate the mechanics?
 
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5. Video Game: Death Rally [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:1624]
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I've got the newer version of the game. Any point in playing it? Does it have a campaign mode? How fun is it?
 
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6. Video Game: Gothic 3 [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2504]
Video Game: Gothic 3
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I've got this and the expansion. Is it any good? Disclamer: I loved the first Gothic, didn't like the second one all that much (felt it was pretty terrible after you reached the Old Camp for the first time). I heard this one was buggy as hell on release, but they fixed it later on, right?
 
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7. Video Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:133]
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I thought GTA3 was ok, but hated its checkpoints. I enjoyed Vice City a lot, despite hating its checkpoints too. San Andreas has been sitting on my list for a while now, but I found the gang-war theme to be extremely offputting. After watching a few playthrough videos, I felt like the theme kills this one for me. Is it worth it to look past this and enjoy the game for its mechanics?
 
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8. Video Game: Jamestown [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1207]
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I heard this game had co-op? Does it support controllers? How difficult would you say it is? Anything particularly good about it?
 
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9. Video Game: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:5127]
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This game has the bizzarre shortcoming of not being able to support a native 1280x1024 resolution... once I change my monitor, you think it's worth it to play this, or should I skip it altogether? What's the most fun thing about it?
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10. Video Game: Red Faction: Armageddon [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:5516]
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I played and enjoyed the first Red Faction, but that was a while ago. Is this a good action game? Anything particularly terrible about it, or is it just mediocre?
 
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11. Video Game: Resident Evil 5 [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:574]
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I've also got this. I haven't been paying any attention to the Resident Evil series, so I don't know any lore or anything... all I know this is a TPP shooter set in Africa? I know there's been a lot of controversy surrounding the female protagonist of this one, and the general supposed kind-of-sort-of racist subtext underlying all of this (not sure if I buy it knowing what I know about the game)... is it a good shooter?
 
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12. Video Game: Space Pirates and Zombies [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:2425]
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I know almost nothing about this game. What is it like?
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13. Video Game: Vessel [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:6406]
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I think the aesthetics of this game are pretty good, but what about the game? Is this your typical physics-based puzzler, or something better?
 
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