Currently I'm playing the first Assassin's Creed title for the first time. I had bought both 1 and 2 for VERY cheap (and 1st hand!) and never played them. With a 3rd console title on the way, I figured I should get started on the series. So far so good, I do enjoy it, but I find the missions get repetative if you play for too long in one sitting. I can do about one city's worth of missions (ie - one main assassination) and then I have to quit. Otherwise the process becomes too redundant. It's a great title though!
Next I will be playing Metroid Other M, naturally. I plan on getting it the day of it's release and starting right in. I only play one game at a time to focus on it, so Assassin's Creed will have to be finished by Monday night. Which does indeed look possible as long as there's no hidden lengthener beyond the bars shown in the Anibus (sp?) loading screen. I'm not going for 100% completion either. Maybe I'll come back after Metroid's complete.
Other than that, I've got too many backlogged titles to play! I used to buy a new game, play it, finish it, noodle around with it for another week, then buy a new title. But since I've been so busy this year and there's been a lot of killer sales on 1st run games, I've got a backlog building of about 25 (!!!) titles I haven't touched. I hope to widdle down the list which consists of (off the top of my head, so I might miss a few):
PS3: Assassin's Creed II, Quantum of Solace, Uncharted 2, Heavenly Sword, Infamous
DSi: Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story, Super Mario 64 DS, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, Mario Kart DS, Metroid Prime Hunters, Metroid Prime Pinball
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy 2, A Boy and his Blob, Okami, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Tomb Raider Underworld, Star Wars Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels, Zak & Wiki, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings
VC: Super Mario RPG, Zelda A Link to the Past
Of course, I've played the VC games originally on the SNES years back, but haven't played the newly bought VC versions. I also know some games are duds (SW Clone Wars, Indy) but hey, you can't beat a $10 new video game (and I love both franchises). I imagine I'll try them more than play through them.