#1 Edited by spyder335 (341 posts) -

really wish steam had a random button sometimes.

How do you usually decide what to play next when stumped?

#2 Posted by wemibelec90 (1806 posts) -

When I'm not playing a recent release (which usually jumps to the top of my priorities), I have a list of games I want to play and use Random.com to pick one by chance. Works pretty well, actually.

#3 Posted by Lost_Remnant (124 posts) -

When I'm not playing a recent release (which usually jumps to the top of my priorities), I have a list of games I want to play and use Random.com to pick one by chance. Works pretty well, actually.

That sounds like a pretty good idea, I might give that a go as I undertake my back log. Unless it's a new release I'm really excited for, I tend to take 2-3 games out of my shelf that I want to play, and choose which of the three I want to play the most, and then play my second choice after completing the first game and so on. Or it's totally mood based and one day decided I just wanted to really play something like SSX or Fist of the North Star and proceed to do so.

#4 Posted by _k1_ (199 posts) -
#5 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Backloggery has a fortune cookie feature that can select a game to play based on criteria you specify. But if you're not already using the site you'll have to manually add your entire library first.

#6 Posted by Zevvion (2277 posts) -

I decide first what type of game I want to play. Genre, story-rich, gameplay focussed and all then. Then I cross reference that with my library. I keep a document of all my games, owned and wanted and tagged them by genre and major/minor concepts. I just start searching and something interesting will pop up in seconds.

Though... I kind of feel like a nerd now for even having created that document. But oh well.

#7 Posted by Sinusoidal (1743 posts) -

I generally look through the pile and try and determine which game is the most disparate from the last game I played. Though often enough I just end up playing whichever one I feel like playing.

#8 Posted by me3639 (1837 posts) -

I only play 2 games at a time and try to have some sort of opposite balance/difference between the two. I always choose one that will be difficult(always play on the hardest difficulty) and stressful and one i can just sort of jump in and relax. I also never play back-to-back genres to keep things fresh. IDK, that seems to keep my hobby fresh as opposed to the same stuff all the time. Currently playing Batman AO and Ghost Recon Phantoms.