January is almost over! That means we need to decide what game we all want to play together next month. I picked the items for this poll based solely on what we a large number of us own but haven't yet beaten (according to the list.) I'm also making a cognizant effort to choose games that were included in indie bundles; I find that these games are generally ignored as free pack-ins with a more desirable game, and also that the barrier to entry for anyone that doesn't already have it is quite low. If anyone has a particularly compelling idea for another game that can should be considered, by all means feel free to speak up. As should be fairly obvious, whichever game gets the most votes will be our official pick for February's Ensemble Backlog. I honestly have no idea how many people are participating, but seeing as a poll is the easiest option voting will be open to everyone and that may skew results one way or another.
This thread can also serve as a sort of post-mortem on Gemini Rue. How'd everybody do? The general consensus that I saw was that most people who played it quite liked the game. Personally, I've been so enamored with my SNES that I've yet to even launch the game, but I've got all day tomorrow to work myself through it. There's still a few days of January left, dammit!
I'd prefer to be able to pick specific goals to encourage people to play through the game by a specified time (e.g. finish chapter 2 this week) but as that would require prior knowledge of the game, it's not really a possibility.