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On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc shoots their way through the forests, villages, caves, and ruins of Jumanji: The Video Game, the video game all about Jumanji: The Movie. Not the original movie starring Robin Williams, but the new (good) ones, starring The Rock, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, that one Jonas brother, the guy who’s …
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc hacks and slashes their way through the forests and deserts of Cat Quest II, the sequel to Cat Quest, which adds a playable dog companion and doubles down on the cat puns with dog puns to go along with ‘em. It’s still as cute as it ever was and brings the series to Xbox for the first time. Cat Quest II or…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc jumps, falls, and shoots their way through the streets of Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision's free-to-play, second (and successful) attempt at making a battle royale game set in the Call of Duty universe. Call of Duty: Warzone originally came out on March 10th, 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Anyway, some…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc reads, reads, and reads some more as they make their way through the story of Doki Doki Literature Club, a visual novel about a literature club and that's it, except that's not it, but to say any more would do a disservice to any potential new players. Just know that Doki Doki Literature Club is 100% wort…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc jumps, slashes, and dances their way through the spooktastic settings of Pumpkin Jack, a wholesome, charming, and absolutely delight action-platformer where you play as a pumpkin with a shit-eating grin on top of his big round chin. Pumpkin Jack originally came out on October 23, 2020 for PC, PS4, Switch,…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc punches and kicks their way through the fields, forests, and villages of 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, a beat ‘em up full of over-the-top physics, slow-motion deaths, and more tea than you could ever hope to drink. 9 Monkeys of Shaolin originally came out on October 16th, 2020 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. A…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc swallows and occasionally spits in streets and backyards of Donut County, a game where you control a hole and make it bigger by filling it with shit; think Katamari Damacy, only in reverse. Donut County originally came out for iOS, PC, and PS4 on August 28th, 2018, before making its way to Switch and Xbox…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc gets fast and furious as they run, swing, and climb their way through the jungles and ruins of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the standalone follow-up to Uncharted 4 where you play as Chloe Frazer instead of Nathan Drake and team up with Nadine Ross instead of Sully for some good ol' fashioned adventuring. U…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc gets sad and somber as they wander the forests of The First Tree, a game of two stories, one following a mother fox searching for her children and the other of a man, talking to his partner, remembering his father and the relationship he had with him. The First Tree originally came out on September 14th, …
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc transforms into planes, trains, and automobiles in Kirby's Epic Yarn, a game where you play as everyone’s favorite little marshmallow, only this time everything, including yourself, is made out of yarn. Kirby’s Epic Yarn originally came out on October 17th, 2010 for the Nintendo Wii and was later ported t…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc flies through the skies and jumps really high in jungles and canyons of Dark Void, a third-person cover-based shooter where you get a jetpack and a fancy helmet so you can do you best Rocketeer impression. Dark Void originally came out on January 19th, 2010 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Anyway, something-som…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc walks, jumps, and climbs their way through the beautiful environments of Rime, an adventure puzzle game with an impactful story accompanied by some of the best music Marc's ever heard in a video game. Rime originally came out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 26th, 2017, and made its way to Switch six mont…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc zooms in and out and put and in and in and out of the pictures of Gorogoa, a simple puzzle game about moving and manipulating pictures on a 2x2 grid. Gorogoa originally came out on December 14th, 2017 for PC, iOS, and Switch, and later made its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 the following year on May 2…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc dies, dies, and dies some more (but never hardly) in Minit, the game where you only have a minute to live before (almost) everything resets. Minit originally came out on April 3rd, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, followed by a Switch release on August 9th of that same year and a mobile release--both Andro…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc jumps, wall runs, and falls to their death--wait, that's not how it happened--in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, a game about shooting zombies, wait, that’s not what it’s about; a game about driving fast cars, wait, that’s not what it’s about; a game about farming and falling in love, wait, that’s no…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc hears nothing, wishes they could see nothing, and hates everything that has to do with The Quiet Man, a game about some emo boy who can't hear that answers yes to the question, "Is it really that bad?" The Quiet Man originally came out on November 1st, 2018 for PC and PS4 and one-hundred percent shouldn't…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc makes with the punches, eats demon's lunches, shoots fools in bunches, and stomps 'em until they hear crunches as they make their way through hell and back in Doom (2016), the soft reboot of the first-person shooter series all about shooting demons in the face while kick-ass metal music plays in the backg…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc shoots, slashes, and friendly fires their way through space and more in Halo 2, a game they played from start to finish with their father, a father who constantly berated them while playing, making sure it was known just how much he hated the entire experience. Halo 2 originally came out on November 4th, …
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc honks, honks, honks, and HONKS some more through the streets and backyards of Untitled Goose Game, a game where you play as a goose and annoy the shit out of everyone, yourself included. Untitled Goose Game originally came out for PC and Switch on September 20th, 2019, and later made its way to Xbox One a…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc swims, swims, and swims some more through the seas and oceans of Undertow, a game about undersea adventures that may sound very familiar, where your main concern is capturing points and whittling down your opponents reserves before your own reserves reach zero. Undertow originally came out for Xbox 360 on…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc shoots and stabs their way through the abandoned mall of The Last of Us: Left Behind, the standalone DLC that takes place both before and during the events of The Last of Us, as Ellie tries to find supplies in order to save Joel while also remembering a time before the events of the first game when she sp…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc sneaks and creeps through the yards and homes of Hitman Go, a board game-like take on the video game series of the same name, bringing the puzzle-solving aspect to the forefront. Hitman Go originally came out for iOS on April 17th, 2014, and then made its way to Android a few months later, followed by eve…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc walks, runs, swims, and hides in the cabins, lakes, and woods of Friday the 13th: The Game, the asymmetrical multiplayer game from Illfonic and not the NES game from Atlus; yes, that Atlus. Friday the 13th: The Game originally came out on Friday the 26th of May, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and later m…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc walks, runs, and bikes through the fields, caves, and seas of Pokemon Sword and Shield, a game/series that needs no introduction because, if you don't know what Pokemon is, I...I don't know what to say to you except run away before it's too late!. Pokemon Sword and Shield originally came out on August 15t…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc shoots and shoots and shoots some more through the deserts, towns, and tombs of Strange Brigade, a cooperative third-person shooter where you and up to three other players do your best to stop the evil queen, Seteki, from taking over the world, or some crap like that. Strange Brigade originally came out o…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc shoots and shambles their way through the streets and labs of Resident Evil 3, specifically the reimagining that’s not really a remake that came out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 3rd, 2020. If you don’t know what Resident Evil 3 is, it’s the sequel to Resident Evil 2, which was the sequel to Resident…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc sneaks, shoots, and races through the rapids of A Way Out, a cooperative game about a couple of guys who break out of prison in order to get revenge against a Tony Montana wannabe. The game is unique in that it’s almost always in split-screen, whether playing locally or online. A Way Out originally came o…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc celebrated fifty episodes of Attack the Backlog with one of the games that inspired the show: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, a game that needs no introduction, but if you've somehow never heard of A Link to the Past, it's an action-adventure game where you must save seven maidens in order to sto…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc buys, sells, haggles their way through the town and dungeons of Moonlighter, a game where you collect loot in various dungeons and then sell said loot in your very own shop, aptly called, "The Moonlighter." Moonlighter originally came out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in May of 2018 and later made its way to S…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc picks, drills, and punches their way through the mines and caves of SteamWorld Dig, a game all about digging, digging, and just a little bit more digging. In the words of Cyrus, "Can you dig it? Can. You. Dig it!!!" SteamWorld Dig originally came out for Nintendo 3DS on August 8th, 2013, and eventually ma…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc sneaks and slashes their way through the forests, fields, mountains, and castles of Mini Ninjas, a simple little action-adventure game where you play as a ninja (go figure) who must save the world from an evil warlord who is turning animals into evil samurai warriors. Mini Ninjas originally came out for X…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc draws and deals their way through the dungeons of Slay the Spire, a deck-building roguelike that’s...kind of amazing. Like, did this just sneak its way onto my greatest games of the decade, Amazing? (Spoilers: It didn't, but it came real close.) Slay the Spire originally came out in early access for PC in…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc shoots their way through the post-apocalyptic streets, forests, and deserts of Remnant: From the Ashes, a third-person action-adventure game that takes a lot from the Souls games, adds an emphasis on shooting, and puts it all into a post-apocalyptic, fantastical setting full of Groot’s extended family, an…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc continues punching, kicking, and throwing their way through the streets of Streets of Rage 4, the long-awaited sequel to the beloved beat 'em up series that only took 26 years to come out. Thankfully, it was worth the wait, taking much of what I loved about the old games, giving it all a fresh coat of pai…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc punches, kicks, and throws their way through the streets of, well, Streets of Rage 1, 2, and 3, the trilogy of beat 'em ups that are some of the best games the genre has to offer. The Streets of Rage trilogy originally came out during the 90s on Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and has since been ported to too man…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc slashes and dashes their way through the clubs and streets of Katana Zero, a 2D action-platformer where you play as a samurai-like assassin who, well, assassinates those who deserve it...or do they? Katana Zero originally came out on April 18th, 2019 for PC and Switch. Anyway, something-something I found …
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc punches and kicks their way through the streets of River City Girls, a beat ‘em up that’s a spin-off of the Kunio-kun franchise (aka, River City Ransom and the like) where you play as bad ass women instead of bad ass men. River City Girls originally came out for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One on September …
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc rolls and rolls and rolls their way through the streets and seas and wherever you please of Katamari Damacy Reroll, a game where you play as the Prince, not “Party Like It’s 1999” Prince, and push a Katamari, which we all know is just a Bumble Ball in disguise, across the planet earth in order to recreate…
 
On this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc slips and slides their way through the hills and castles of Super Mario World, a little game you probably haven’t heard of where you play as a short stocky fella with a mustache who really likes to jump around. You could call him Jumpman, but that would be ridiculous. Jokes aside, Super Mario World is one…
 
In this episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc hacks and slashes their way through the monsters and demons of Onimusha: Warlords, an action-adventure game that kind of feels like Resident Evil with samurai, swords, and monsters, minus the horror. Onimusha: Warlords originally came out PlayStation 2 on March 13th, 2001 before making its way to Xbox a y…
 
In this here episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc shoots their way through the streets and rooftops of Dead Nation, a twin-stick shooter all about killing zombies, zombies, and more zombies. Did I mention you kill zombies in this game? Because you do. Dead Nation originally came out on November 30th, 2010 for PlayStation 3 and eventually made its wa…
 
In this here episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc builds their way through the streets Lego City Undercover, a Lego game from Traveller's Tales that doesn’t rely on an already existent franchise, allowing them to think up whatever their heart’s desire with a world of their own filled with character’s of their own creation. Lego City Undercover origi…
 
In this here episode of Attack the Backlog, Marc is feeling tankful for not controlling like a tank in the remake of Resident Evil 2, a beautiful, scary, and masterfully made game that is the shining example of what a remake can and should be. Resident Evil 2 originally came out on January 25th, 2019 and is currently available on PC, PS4, and Xbox …
 
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