Essentially, I'm trying to clear up what we like to call in the industry, my backlog. If only so that I can start adding more games to it, one at a time.
Shank 2 was one of the first games I downloaded when I got my PS3 thanks to PS Plus. Over a year ago, when I first jumped in, Sony was offering free games as part of the service, but they were no where near the awesome monthly titles we see now. It was a spattering of games, usually indie or PSN titles, which was fine and dandy, but let's be real. It wasn't even close to what they give us every month now. Regardless, I snagged Shank 2 back then, and played it for a while before being distracted by some other game. Since then, I have kept it at the bottom of my hard drive, waiting to be played again, at some point. Maybe even be beaten as well!
So, I played it. I wanted to give it another shot, and either beat it, or decide if it's worth keeping around if I don't with the intent to beat it at some point. Sure, it's not a huge game and not taking up a bunch of precious gigabytes, but the more games I can get rid of now, the more new games I can put on the hard drive. That's my logic, at least.
Anyway, this game is fun, I suppose. It's your typical side-scrolling beat'em up game, and the art style is very comic book-ish, which is really cool. The storyline is a little bizarre, but a rogue mercenary out for vengeance always seems to work in games, however it is presented. It's not a hard game, and while the combat is enjoyable, it gets tedious after a while, as do most beat'em games like this one.
I didn't get through the game, but I think I've played enough of it to be satisfied with it and not worry about having to finish it. So with that, I deleted it from my hard drive and will wipe my hands clean of Shank 2. Thankfully, if I ever get that itch to ever beat it, driven by sheer boredom, then I could always just re-download it at a later time.
Or I could just finally buy a bigger hard drive for the PS3, replace it with the one that's in there and have all my games at my fingertips, like I have been talking about forever. As if thinking about my backlog wasn't bad enough, looking at the entire thing would be maddening.