Backlogs And Buying New Games

Backlogs and Buying New Games…. Damn, I really want Persona 4 Golden… but honestly will I get time to play it? Ignoring Four in February I have so much still to play (that I do really want to get around to at some point! Backlogs are a bad thing for motivation to play games. Here are just some of my outstanding games….

  • Professor Layton series on DS
  • Dragon Quest 4/5/6 remakes on DS
  • Retro City Rampage on Vita
  • The various Grand Theft Auto games for PSP/DS/PC
  • Chono Trigger
  • The various Mario games for 3DS that are in differ stages of completion
  • All the Zelda games I own (between Virtual Console, DS, and 3DS.. Link’s Awakening, Minish Cap, Ocarina of Time, Tingle’s Rupee Land)
  • Pokemon Conquest and Super Pokemon Rumble
  • Animal Crossing (Although one doesn’t really ‘complete’ Animal Crossing!)
  • Morrowind/Oblivion/Skyrim
  • All of the Fallout games (without getting bored 4 hours in)
  • Just Cause 2
  • Cave Story and Mutant Mudds
  • Faster than Light
  • Various Paradox Strategy games (although they are apparently very time consuming)
  • Leisure Suit Larry series (Damn you, GOG)
  • Orcs Must Die
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Stalker Series
  • Half Life series
  • The various tycoon games from GOG that I have amassed.
  • Baldur’s Gate and the remaining D&D games (once again from GOG)

Clearly there is a problem here. I simply do not need any more games… I think I should aim to finish 3/5 games from my backlog before I buy new ones. So therefore I won’t be buying any more (Animal Crossing New Leaf is exempt from this clause) until I finish at least 5 games from my backlog. Four in February should see me completing two of these (Half Life and Oblivion) and we’ll see what goes on after then!

Wish me luck!