Hello, friends!

There's just under one week left in January, which means one thing: Just under a week until Four in February 2015!

Let's start off with a few questions:

What is Four in February?

Four in February is an event that an amount of gamers participate in where we beat four games in the month of February. We don't do it for any reason other than to devote some time to beating 4 games. Joystiq contributor Mike Suszek came up with the idea 2 years ago , and threw down the gauntlet to anybody who'd be willing to do it.

What rules are there?

Pick four games, and beat them! If you've beaten them already, but want to play through the games again, go ahead! It's your 4iF, do it how you want!

What games have you done for 4iF before?

My first year was Mass Effect 1 and 2 (I was most of the way through 1 when February started, so I finished that in like a day), Torchlight, and Antichamber. Last year, I played through Spec Ops: The Line, Doom 3 BFG Edition, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, and I wrapped up with Shin Megami Tensei IV. I've also completed a few other smaller games on the side during those 4iFs, but those 8 were the big ones.

So… what are you planning on beating this time around?

My schedule is looking like this:

  • Bastion
  • Dishonored
  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
  • Tomb Raider (2013)

I may switch up the order a bit, but I'm for sure not starting off with Tomb Raider, as I've just finished Far Cry 4 a few days ago, and I really don't wanna do two games that are so similar right next to each other. If I have time, I'll also play through some Final Fantasy XIII once I'm done, as I finally bought it on Steam, and I need to finish this at some point.

Also, if Hotline Miami 2 comes out in February, that immediately takes priority over any game I'm doing for two reasons: 1) I really want to play and finish Hotline Miami 2; and 2) I've claimed Hotline Miami 2 as a review and I'm just waiting for it to be released.

Are you doing anything alongside playing these games?

Yes! I'm planning on doing an article at the end of each game, like I did last year. In addition, I'm going to be putting up a link over on TAY Classic as a blip of sorts to my Steam Broadcasting (you'll need to login to Steam and be on Chrome or Safari to watch) page every time I play one of these games, so you can watch me fail miserably when I play these games for the first time!

If you have any other questions, feel free to comment!