I have commitment issues, and it's starting to drive me nuts. It seems like I'm no longer able to stick to one game and play it all the way through. I'm turning into a whore as I bounce from one game to the next, never satisfied with what I have and always on the prowl for the new flavour of the day. I think a lot of it has stemmed from making a list of what games I have in my backlog and not realizing until that list was made just how many god dam games I have in my back log! Now every time I get about a quarter to half way into a game I feel like I need to go start something else. It even happens when I'm enjoying the game I'm playing. It's not like I'm getting bored of it, I just always feel like I should be playing another game and I end up never being able to focus on the one in front of me and it's driving me nuts because I never used to be this way. All my life I have been a monogamous man when it comes to playing games, but now I seem like I'm never content unless I have two to three on the go at any one time. What makes it even worse is that I find it next to impossible to go back to these half finished games because it feels like such a grind to get back to the point I was at before I stopped playing. So I end up never finishing a ton of these games and my backlog just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
So anyway, I was wondering if anyone could share some advice on how to stick to a game and to stop whoring around my back log and go back to being a one game man. Up until about the middle of last year I never had this problem because I could never afford half the games I wanted let alone have a back log, but once I came into a little money I started hoarding games while I could still find them and now I'm unequipped to handle the plethora of gaming choices I have laid out before me. It also makes me feel extremely dirty every time I buy a new game knowing that I have so many great games just sitting on my shelf waiting to be played.
Right now my game of choice is Kingdoms of Amalur. I'm about a quarter of the way in and I can already feel that nagging feeling that I should be playing something else creeping in. I'm doing my best to fight it off, because I know if I don't I will never get back to this game and I really want to see it through to the end so I can put it in my completed games tab in Steam.