Reviewer and FAQ writer. Productivity tends to be on the low side, but I'm an old hand, having been initially on GameFAQs and now both there and here long enough for most people to believe I've been around since the dawn of time. I'm also Dutch, I write software, and I'm something of an old school gamer with a nostalgic focus on the Commodore 64.
Title: State of the backlog, post 2007 Posted: January 02, 2008 (02:54 PM)
Finishes by system
Castlevania - Curse of Darkness
Dynasty Warriors 3
Final Fantasy X-2
Makai Kingdom - Chronicles of the Sacred Tome
Prince of Persia - Two Thrones
Stella Deus - Gate of Eternity
Wild ARMs 3
Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow
Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin
Children of Mana
Phoenix Wright - Ace Attorney
Phoenix Wright - Justice for All
Phoenix Wright - Trials and Tribulations
Harvest Moon - Friends of Mineral Town
Legend of Zelda - Minish Cap
Tactics Ogre - Knight of Lodis
Of course, for the PS2 in particular, I've once again picked up more games in 2007 than I finished, so the backlog has only grown (honouring the 2005 and 2006 tradition). For the DS I've kept things pretty tight, having only Etrian Odyssey left to finish - and Animal Crossing if you want to count that, but I'm not even sure yet when I'll call that a "finish". Maybe when the house is fully upgraded but even that is going to take me ages at my pace. GBA is mostly a matter of finishing off what I still had at my leisure but I picked up a few new games for that too.
Handheld is under control. PS2 is completely out of control, with the backlog now at 51. My PC games I'm not even counting, since I've picked up so many cheap classics just for the collection that it'd be a three digit backlog if I actually intended to finish them all - if I even can. Most RTS games, for instance, get too tough for impatient little me before too long.
Goal for 2008: no specific quotas on how many games to finish, as I've found they do not work. No written or unwritten rules on how many games I can play simultaneously, as I've found they do not work. No preferred order of playing backlog games, as I've found that does not work. New experiment: a vow never to restart a game that I still have a functional save for - if necessary, replaying an early level or two (if action game) or reading a game script (if RPG) to get back into it, but then back to the save. I've wasted way too many hours in the past years restarting games for no real reason, and there are far too many RPGs (particularly from the SNES era) that I'm sick of seeing the first half of for the umpteenth time without ever having seen them through.
User: honestgamer Title: Posted: January 02, 2008 (06:13 PM)
I gave up on trying to catch up on all the games in my collection (some of which I haven't played despite owning them for years). Now I just play what I want when I want and seldom worry about finishing anything except what I'm currently reviewing. It works better that way.
User: MartinG Title: Posted: January 04, 2008 (10:26 AM)
I think I have, uh, three unfinished games in total >_> I'm beginning to feel proud!
User: siara79 Title: *applauds* Posted: January 06, 2008 (07:22 PM)
And with loving friends like me who love to pad out your backlog, you'll never want for games. *smirk*
Seriously though, that's a hell of a plan. Now you just have to stick to it. :)
User: shotgunnova Title: Posted: February 15, 2008 (02:25 PM)
Yes, play Tactics Ogre Gaiden. It's boombastic.
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