The PIGWHIP Challenge 2021

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  • DuckBreaker 5 Jan 2021 22:27:41 206 posts
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    The Play What You Get, Get What You Play
    aka PWYGGWYP ( or more easily, pigwhip) Challenge 2021 is here!

    Behold the following words and woe betide you should you defy this edict of the Duckbreaker!

    You have 4 slots for the Pigwhip Challenge:
    See how generous to you all I am? Well, many of you (bar 10 gleaming paragons) demonstrated how weak-willed you were in last year's challenge, and as much as I enjoy deleting your names from the list and replacing it with a biting comment, I thought we could all do with a bit of leeway this year.
    (Nods sagely to the imaginary applause)

    Previous Pigwhippers may start with a clean slate once again. Games bought/started before this challenge began don't need to go on. However, set a good example to yourself and put them on anyway, as you'll then have the impetus to see them through rather than slink away shamefully, starting as you probably mean to go on...hurtling down into the pit of ABJECT FAILURE.

    ALL newly purchased games, backlog games, dlc, expansions, season passes etc. count. It doesn't matter whether it's a new game or an old game, gamepass, game compilation, humble bundle or whatever else. IT GOES ON, OR FACE MY WRATH! Oh and beware the beady eye of the Duck, unreported profligacy may well be laid bare before the baying hordes.

    As soon as you buy or otherwise obtain the item, it counts. Report it on this thread and I'll thrust it into your awaiting slot. If your slots are already filled,then your are out, like the dirty, promiscuous... gamer you are.

    Compilations/Humble bundles and the like count as a single slot filled. That compilation then remains in the slot until all the games you were interested in it are done. All filler games you weren't interested in can slide into the slurry pool of your ever expanding backlog.

    'Free' games that you get as part of a subscription service
    I will grudgingly allow to go into backlog.

    Games you dig from backlog count after a 2 hour trial period. This allows for game sampling before you commit. Once you cross that 2hr mark, report it here it gets added.

    Pre-orders count as a slot filled as soon as you pre-order, in all but exceptional cases.†Those cases have to be presented as a plea to the Duckbreaker. The Duckbreaker may be benevolent in cases of limited edition pre-orders that would sell out before release. However, the majority of pre-orders are a foolish way of paying more for a game that probably hasn't been properly finished yet, and may turn out to be shite. Surely that Big Game from last year, now fully patched and complete with all dlc at a fraction of the cost is a far more sensible purchase? You know I am right. Oh, games you have pre-ordered BEFORE the start of this challenge don't need to go on until they arrive.

    Chosen your game badly? Perhaps you have been lead astray by some numpty YouTube personality or even other forumites and spent your hard-earned money on Shadowgangs, or another game you realise is a bit shite. You have a chance to have your plea heard to have it removed. Court will be held with me Duckbreaker as your Judge and other pigwhippers as Jury. If you are lucky, your sentence will be to complete a specific challenge to have your failed slot freed. †

    The Duckbreaker's word is Law. I will give a pretence of democracy by putting difficult or controversial issues to the Pigwhipper citizens. Occasionally I might be benevolent. Mostly I won't.

    And so, let it begin!

    Edited by DuckBreaker at 00:55:41 07-01-2021
  • DuckBreaker 5 Jan 2021 22:27:58 206 posts
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    We have 42 victims, and this is how the breakdown of slots used looks right now...

    4x🦆 👨🏻👧🏿👨🏻👨🏾👨🏻👨🏻👧🏿👨🏻

    3x🦆 👩👨🏻👨🏻👩🏾👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻

    2x🦆 👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👩🏾👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻

    1x🦆 👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👧🏿

    0x🦆 👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👩

    ...plus they have finished 17 games between them, so that's nice.

    Note: demographic breakdown may not be 100% accurate


    It is with a great sense of smugness, and not a little glee, that we must dutifully report on the 1 losers.

    Graxlar_v3: Super Failer



    And now the roster of potential heroes who are still in the fight:



    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓Blackmarsh63 ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Salt And Sanctuary, AC Valhalla, Miles Morales
    🎯 Immortals Fenyx Rising


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓Bobbyballsbraces ( _ _ _ _ )



    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓bone-on ( _ _ _ _ )



    🏆🏆 🏆❓Chug666 ( _ _ _ _ 🎯 🎯 )

    🎯 Demon's Souls, A Short Hike


    ⊖🏆 💩❓CowsMakeNoise ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Gears 5, Shadow of the Colossus, CoD: Modern Warfare (2019)
    🎯 Resident Evil 3, Picnic Panic DLC for the Messenger


    🏆🏆 🏆❓crashVoodoo ( 🦆 _ _ _ )

    🦆 CyberPunk 2077


    ⊖⊖ 💩❓damagedinc ( 🦆 🦆 _ _ )

    🦆 Civilisation 6 (Switch), Control (PS4)


    ⊖🏆 🏆❓dmj ( 🦆 _ _ _ )

    🦆 Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (PC)


    🏆🏆 💩❓dominalien ( _ 🦆 _ _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Judgment
    🎯 AI: The Somnium Files


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓fontgeeksogood ( 🦆 _ _ _ )

    🦆 Sex Arse


    🏆🏆 🏆❓ghearoid ( 🦆 _ _ _ )

    🦆 Doraemon Story of Seasons


    ⊖🏆 💩❓Gl3n ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 LotRO: Siege of Mirkwood, Super Mario Galaxy, CyberPunk 2077, Pikmin 3


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓GrandpaUlrira ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Jedi Fallen Order, Paper Mario: Origami King, Grindstone, Ass Creed Oranges


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓hedben2013 ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 )

    🦆 Ass Creed Syndicate, Ass Creed Oranges, Breath of the Wild
    🎯 GTA Online Cayo Perico Heist


    ⊖💩 💩❓HelloNo ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ )

    🦆 Fallout 76, Fenyx: Rise of the Immortals, Stardew Valley


    🏆💩 💩❓JoelStinty ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Ass Creed Odyssey, Crash Bandicoot 4, Shantae Half Genie Hero, Bad North


    🏆🏆 🏆❓Jono62 ( 🦆 _ _ _ )

    🦆 South Park: Stick of Truth (Switch)


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓LegendaryApe ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ )

    🦆 Ghost of Tsushima, Gears 4†, Miles Morales


    ⊖🏆 💩❓mangojoe ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Ghosts of Tsushima, God of War, Demon Souls, The Last of Us 2


    🏆🏆 💩❓monkman76 ( 🦆 _ _ _ )

    🦆 Miles Morales


    💩💩 💩❓Murbs ( 🦆 _ _ _ )

    🦆 Immortals: Fenyx Rising (Switch)


    🏆⊖ 🏆❓Nazo ( 🦆 _ 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 FF7 (Switch), Beyond a Steel Sky (iOS)
    🎯 World's End Club (iOS)


    💩💩 💩❓OnlyJoeKing ( _ _ _ _ )



    🏆💩 💩❓Phattso ( 🦆 🦆 _ _ )

    🦆 Red Dead Redemption 2, Gears 5 - Hivebusters DLC


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓PrivateFloyd ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 )

    🦆 Little Nightmares, Ghosts of Tsushima, Control, Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete
    🎯 Uncharted 4


    🏆🏆 🏆❓Red_Bool ( 🦆 _ 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Horace
    🎯 Control


    🏆💩 🏆❓Rodderz ( 🦆 _ _ _ )

    🦆 Control: Ultimate Edition


    ⊖🏆 💩❓RyanDS ( 🦆 🦆 _ _ )

    🦆 Yakuza Kiwami (PS5), Ropotic Notes Elite (Switch)


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓ryanclayton ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Final Fantasy 7 Remake, CyberPunk 2077, Hitman, Hitman 2


    ⊖🏆 💩❓Samildanach ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ )

    🦆 Deus Ex Mankind Divided dlc, Dark Souls Remastered, Aleste Collection


    🏆🏆 💩❓Saul_Iscariot ( 🦆 _ _ _ )

    🦆 Ori and the Blind Forest. (Switch)


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓Steifybobbins ( 🦆 _ 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Octopath Traveller, Final Fantasy 10
    🎯 Ministry of Broadcast


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓The_Goon ( _ _ _ _ )



    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓TommyUnderwear ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ )

    🦆 What remains of Edith Finch, Gears 5: Hivebusters, Ori and the Will of the Wisps



    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓Tomo ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ )

    🦆 Disco Elysium, Cyberpunk, Blasphemous


    ⊖🏆 💩❓Trafford ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 )

    🦆 Wasteland 3, Okami, What Remains of Edith Finch, Witcher 3 DLC
    🎯 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (some sort of porno game)


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓tt_el_barto ( 🦆 🦆 _ _ )

    🦆 AC Valhalla, TLOU2


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓tyke71 ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Ass Creed Syndicate, Ass Creed Valhalla, Ghost Recon Wildlands
    🎯 CyberPunk 2077


    🏆🏆 🏆❓Vortex808 ( 🦆 🦆 _ _ )

    🦆 CyberPunk 2077, Tetris (Series X?)


    ⊖⊖ ⊖❓wayne ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Ass Creed Valhalla, Lego The Incredibles, Resident Evil 0, Little Nightmares
    🎯 >Observer_, Gears 5: Hivebusters†, Borderlands 3


    ⊖💩 💩❓wuntyate ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 (Resident Evil 2) AND Resident Evil 3, Ass Creed Odyssey, Far Cry 5
    🎯 Destiny 2 (not forever after all)


    ⊖💩 💩❓Zomoniac ( 🦆 🦆 _ _ )

    🦆 Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

    Edited by DuckBreaker at 14:09:23 17-01-2021
  • DuckBreaker 5 Jan 2021 22:28:04 206 posts
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    Reserved
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    Reserved
  • fontgeeksogood 5 Jan 2021 22:33:14 11,986 posts
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    Reversed
  • DuckBreaker 5 Jan 2021 22:36:54 206 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Reversed
    Welcome to the Pigwhip challenge. Your name is down bwhahaaaa!
  • Lukus 5 Jan 2021 22:37:14 23,997 posts
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    Circumcised
  • Nazo 5 Jan 2021 22:41:17 1,616 posts
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    Well, might as well carry over from last year. Plus the 2 from Apple Arcade I've been messing with. So:

    FF7 (Switch)
    World's End Club (iOS)
    Beyond a Steel Sky (iOS)
  • Jono62 5 Jan 2021 22:42:40 26,345 posts
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    I have a game I'm playing already:

    South Park: Stick of Truth (Switch).
  • Phattso 5 Jan 2021 22:44:38 26,479 posts
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    Iím in it to win it this year. Red Dead Redemption 2 and Gears 5 Hivebusters presently in play.
  • fontgeeksogood 5 Jan 2021 22:46:18 11,986 posts
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    I've completed my Sex Arse
  • Phattso 5 Jan 2021 22:49:07 26,479 posts
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    I trialled it for just under two hours, but decided not to carry on.
  • GumboVariations 5 Jan 2021 22:50:42 82 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Circumcised
    Could you use a circumcised foreskin as an alternative in making pork scratchings? Asking for a friend.
  • Armoured_Bear 5 Jan 2021 22:52:09 29,481 posts
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    I don't quite understand the point.
  • DuckBreaker 5 Jan 2021 23:08:42 206 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    I don't quite understand the point.
    The point? It's about picking good games and seeing them through to the end, rather than dropping them into the uncompleted pile of shame. It's also about not filling your backlog with a shit tonne of games you may never play.

    Maybe you have the self-discipline to not buy games quicker than you can play, or drop them too easily; well good for you. This is the thread for tracking your completions while simultaneously giving the impetus to cherish better games more.

    Or, it is a fun place to watch others crash and burn as their new year gaming resolutions fail miserably. Yes. That one.
  • Samildanach 5 Jan 2021 23:31:52 523 posts
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    Okay, let's go with:

    1. Deus Ex Mankind Divided dlc. Main game is done, but since I bought the full version it is in till the Season Pass stuff is done too.

    2. Dark Souls Remastered. Well I was starting the second playthrough of Bloodborne, but this one seemed to take over. Maybe its the easier bosses after enduring the pain of Ludwig, Orphan and that damn First Vicar. Aiming for one full playthrough.

    That's all for now while I mull over which shmup to have on when I can't be arsed with the above.
  • RyanDS 6 Jan 2021 00:38:52 13,673 posts
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    Okay...

    Ps5 - Yakuza Kiwami

    Switch - Robotic notes Elite

    iPad - anyone got a good point and click to suggest as monkey island is gone?
  • Saul_Iscariot 6 Jan 2021 05:49:57 4,060 posts
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    At the moment, despite failing miserably last year, I try to only play one title at a time until I have completed it. As such my list is currently:

    1. Ori and the Blind Forest. (Switch)
    2.
    3.
    4.

    I have pre ordered Lego Star Wars - The Skywalker Saga, but did so last year. It can take a slot if required.
  • monkman76 6 Jan 2021 06:15:24 17,700 posts
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    I'd like to sign up please Mr Duck, hope it's not too late. I'm going to be gentle to myself though and not put anything I've already started on my list. Cheers.
  • ryanclayton 6 Jan 2021 06:52:19 95 posts
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    1.final fantasy 7 remake
    2.cyberpunk 2020
    3.
    4.
  • Red_Bool 6 Jan 2021 07:15:07 2,169 posts
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    I'm in again! Here's my current list:

    1. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
    2. Control
    3. Horace
    4.
  • Dougs 6 Jan 2021 07:49:29 97,448 posts
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    @Phattso apologies for the hijack, but have pinged you on Discord!
  • ghearoid 6 Jan 2021 08:34:25 3,677 posts
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    New year, new list:

    1. Doraemon Story of Seasons

    That's it. Stay strong, muchachos.
  • tyke71 6 Jan 2021 08:44:05 107 posts
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    Current list is.
    1. Cyberpunk 2077
    2. Assasins creed Valhalla
    3.
    4.
  • JoelStinty 6 Jan 2021 08:49:06 9,196 posts
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    1.) Assassins Creed Oydessy
    2.)
    3.)
    4.)
  • hedben2013 6 Jan 2021 08:53:50 1,906 posts
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    I may have done myself a dirty here, because I was enjoying AssCreed Syndicate so much I bought AssCreed Origins in the holday sale. So it's

    1. AssCreed Syndicate
    2. AssCreed Origins

    Serious danger of Ubisoft map icon fatigue
  • Murbs 6 Jan 2021 08:59:19 24,964 posts
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    Feeling confident! Then again, I did last year. And the year before that. And probably the one before that too.

    1) Immortals: Fenyx Rising (Switch) - currently playing
    2)
    3)
    4)

    Planning on putting together a shortlist of games from my backlog that I plan to complete *before* I buy any further games. Iíll add this to the bottom of this post.

    PS4:
    God of War
    Judgment

    Switch:
    Return of the Obra Dinn
    Paradise Killer
    Spiritfarer
    Kentucky Route Zero

    Edited by Murbs at 08:53:47 07-01-2021
  • hedben2013 6 Jan 2021 09:25:26 1,906 posts
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    Murbs wrote:
    Planning on putting together a shortlist of games from my backlog that I plan to complete *before* I buy any further games. Iíll add this to the bottom of this post.
    Haha this is a good idea, but if I do it I may never buy a game again!

    Off the top of my head, the Pile Of Shame list is:

    - Dear Esther
    - The Outer Wilds
    - Soma
    - Obra Dinn
  • Jono62 6 Jan 2021 09:36:50 26,345 posts
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    @hedben2013 Dear Esther is worth a couple of hours of your time.
  • LegendaryApe 6 Jan 2021 09:38:05 2,262 posts
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    First time trying this, hopefully I shall be successful! I've not bought any of these games this year but I'll put them down anyway. I don't plan on buying any for a long time anyway

    1) Ghost of Tsushima
    2) Gears 4 (via Gamepass)
    3) Miles Morales
    4)
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