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February's Theme: Classic ROMance


It’s February already? Time sure flies by. The probably most famous/important day this month is Valentine’s Day, a day to tell or show your significant other how much you love them (or feel pressured by society to feel lonely if you’re currently single). To avoid all that, we decided to go a slightly (?) different route for our theme. It’s called Classic ROMance, and actually refers to Read-Only Memory cartridges commonly used for console games (although CD-based systems are included, except PCs).

Yup, we’re pretty much ignoring whether or not a game includes anything actually romantic, instead we’re only focussing on games that were originally released for consoles and are now on Steam (and in your backlogs)!
The list is actually still under construction (sorry, those months just keep sneaking up on us!), but as always, feel free to suggest whatever you think is missing.

List of Games
Ranking (updated every 24-48 hours)

FAQ

Do I have to participate in this month’s theme?
No, as with every theme, these are merely suggestions for anyone who is unsure about what to play next. If you already have a battle plan for your backlog and/or don’t like this month’s theme, you’re free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the monthly theme?
Absolutely nothing.

What happens if I play all the games from the theme list this month?
Still nothing.

I don’t own any of the games from the game list, how can I still participate?
The game list is most likely incomplete. If you own or know of any other games that might fit this month’s theme, feel free to suggest them under the corresponding post.

I already played all the games I own from the theme list, should I play something again to participate?
If it was an awesome game and you’d like to replay it, sure, go ahead. Only replaying it for the theme won’t help you with your backlog though, so if that would be your only reason you should probably think about trying something else instead. (Although, if you have absolutely nothing else to play, you can still do that, I guess …)

But seriously, I don’t have any games from the list, any suggestions?
How about trying to finish something from your unfinished pile? Or actually try some romance games, if you’re in the mood for that (feel free to share/ask for suggestions in this thread). Or maybe a two-player game to play with someone you really, really like :)


Amazing header image created by DownwardConcept, thanks! <3 Check out those details, what!?! old version

Garcias

Yay new theme!!! :D

Tumalu

Ooh, what an interesting theme for this month. Word puns are the best.
Good luck, participants!

tso184

Ooh, nice theme, and an excellent time to pick up Sonic Generations again. Played it a while with the girlfriend, got 3/49 achievements, and haven’t gotten back to it since. High time to reduce the amount it lowers my average achievement percentage ;) It was pretty fun too!

Wolfedood

Interesting twist, I was 100% expecting a Love thing but that wordplay blew my mind xD

adam1224

I’m also so happy to see something connecting to valentine’s day, but at the same time being utterly different :)

Santa Was Here

Clever.
I like the header, too ^^

violace

This is so perfect, since I JUST started a second playthrough of Mass Effect (annnd there’s plenty of romance in those games, yo.) I’m excited :) Happy February everyone!

Qu33n0f1c3

I haven’t done a theme for this group in ages, but this one’s really drawn me in. It’s a great idea, and I have tons of Xbox games that are on PC now that I never played cause I’ve skipped that system since the original. Looking forward to playing something fun.

coreyism

I’m going to try to do sonic and hatoful boyfriend this month I don’t understand how to do the activities on the page though

nellyneko

do you mean how to post something that shows up under “Activities”? Just go to your profile and click on “Write a new post” - for more info on formatting etc., scroll down to Step 5 here ;)

Animepocalypse

Awesome idea for a theme ^ ^ I like it.

escollo

Darn, this time it would be harder to fit games I’ve already been playing into month theme.

Downward Concept

Hab ich nicht das finale GIF geschickt? Mh… werd’s später nochmal hochladen. :)

mandrill

Wie, das wird noch besser? woah.

Downward Concept

Ach, übertreib mal nicht. Aber danke? :P

nellyneko

Das war das letzte, das ich gespeichert hatte - hast du etwa noch mehr dran rumgebastelt?! :O

Downward Concept

Also ich hatte angefangen alles komplett zu überarbeiten, aber hatte irgendwann nicht mehr dran gearbeitet, aber das GIF oben ist nicht fertig. Hier ist das finale GIF. Hat einfach nur schönere Übergänge.

Formidolosus

Hmm got a few of these, don’t know if I’ll be able to finish any of them this month though. Cool idea though.

stef

Nice theme! I’ve got eleven games that fit the theme and i’m sure the list is going to get even bigger.

EvilBlackSheep

Nice theme, I’m glad you didn’t went for the love story path :p

masquerade

Damn! I got nothing from the list DX
Guess I won’t be participating this month ^^’

Garcias

Wait a few days, it will be updated and you’ll probably find something in there! If not, just play whatever you want :D

masquerade

Yeah I thought about it.
There are a few short games I downloaded but for some reason, couldn’t make to the end. ^^’
I guess I’ll tackle them now!

♣ Coraline Castell ♣

Woah, Downward. Leave some art for us to do too, dude! Hehe, jokes aside, lit gif!

The little I had that matched the monthly theme I’ve already at least beaten, I believe (Ryse, for instance, which was great!). Oh well!

EDIT: Haha nope. There’s Mass Effect (1 AND 2!), Saints Row IV, Dust: An Elysian Tail and me being a huge idiot. (:

Fnord

Oh, Dust & Mass Effect are great. If you go for it, you’ll have a great month of gaming.

mmm92

Nice theme and image :)
Was there a post for the Wrap Up of January?

Garcias

Not yet :)

mmm92

Thanks I’ve been looking for it and thought I miss it :)

escollo

It seems Nelly is too busy for now.

mmm92

Thanks I’ve been looking for it and thought I miss it :)

nellyneko

no, I’m too lazy busy to go through the ranking, since it seems to have picked up games played in previous months as well and requires a bit more counting … I’ll get it done this week though :)

escollo

Finish at least adding games, please :3

escollo

Thanks for adding!

mmm92

No worries Nelly take your time :)
I just wanted to know because I was being paranoid that I miss it and being scrolling the Activities page looking for it like a crazy person :P

Fnord

By the way, how do we report having played through Mega Drive games? They’re all counted as DLC.

gsrafael01

Just take screenshots as usual and include the name of the game in the description if it doesn’t appear in the shot. I’ll probably have to grant points manually for these games.

To categorize, what you could do is mark the whole thing as beaten if you beat one of the games and then completed if you beat all of the games.

Fnord

Where would you like me to post the screenshots? I’ve thus far beaten 3, but I forgot to screenshot one of them (Virtua Fighter 2), and I’ll not replay that one, because it was, quite frankly, pants. The two I’ve beaten are Bonanza Bros & Sonic The Hedgehog

gsrafael01

Nowhere, just take them normally through Steam.

Fnord

Alright, thanks! So you’ll get a lot of extra job at the end of the month, checking how many Sega Mega Drive games everyone has beaten? ;)

gsrafael01

Yeah, but that’s alright. :)

Garcias

Yay, the ranking is live! :D