#1 Posted by loudology (205 posts) -

Dead Space 1 & 2, Bioshock 1 & 2,  Red Dead Redemption, and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. These are all games I own, and have picked up and played a few minutes but never got into. I find it hard to commit to starting one of them, because I know they're games I need to give attention and time to. Am I in the minority when it comes to having a backlog of big name titles like this?

#2 Posted by Marcsman (3183 posts) -

Assassin's Creed:Brotherhood 
Dead Rising 2 
Valkyrie Chronicles 
Mass Effect 2 
Red Dead Redemption:Undead Nightmare 
Darksiders 
GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony 
Plus about 30 PSN games I will never get too
#3 Posted by error5305 (277 posts) -

I have a bad habit of doing this, but usually I get around 50% then maybe move on.  I tell myself I'm saving them for a rainy day or slow parts of the year.
But the more I do this the more I realize I should just finish while I'm into the game, sucks trying to pick up a game after months of not playing.  I did this with MGS4 and now I get owned because I saved at a hard part.
 
Those are all awesome (Bioshock 2 maybe not so much) so pick one and give 'em some lovin!

#4 Posted by FavoritoBandito (170 posts) -

I wish mine was that small.  I tend to finish all the games I buy at full price, but if I get a game cheap I don't get very far even if the game is a big title I was looking forward to.

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

That doesn't look very unusual. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever seen an unusual backlog. It's usually stuff like "a bunch of major games I picked up but never played." Not even old school games phase me.

#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

forget everything 
dont play anything 
dont watch movies or listen to music  

 
put Red Dead Redemption in and play it all the time except for when you sleep, eat, work, or shit.

#7 Posted by MOAB (375 posts) -

bioshock 2, uncharted 2, and valkyria chronicles are still in shrink wrap... i just opened fallout: nv a couple weeks ago. i don't think it's uncommon.

#8 Posted by BUCK3TM4N (549 posts) -

why would you spend money on games your not gonna play to completion is the question 

#9 Edited by PenguinDust (12499 posts) -

God, no! I have a pile shame as well of briefly played games on my shelf and I don't want to even start on the titles I bought from Steam because they were cheap but haven't gotten around to playing.  I try and play just one game at a time so I won't get sidetracked.  Well, one console/DS game and one PC game.  Otherwise, I see something shiny and whatever I was playing gets pushed aside then forgotten.  I wish I had more tenacity in this regard but I'm fickle and easily seduced by lingering hype. 

#10 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@Louis0nFire:  I've got inFamous, Uncharted 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dead Space. And even though I've put like 50 hours into ME2, and like 30 in Red Dead, I continue to only play those games.
#11 Posted by SuperSambo (2860 posts) -

I have way more and it keeps growing...

#12 Posted by Captain_Insano (1535 posts) -

I have heaps of half started or 3/4 finished games that I keep leaving. Fallout: NV, Darksiders (literally at the last level, just cbf finishing), Undead Nightmare, Halo: ODST (still), Dead Space (I can only bring myself to play in 20min bursts) etc.
 
The problem is when I go back to play games, particularly RPG's, I tend to start all over again. Happens a lot with Fallout etc. Come to think of it I never finished Oblivion but logged heaps of hours into it.

#13 Posted by GloomyTangent (194 posts) -

If we're counting steam games, I have well over a hundred games in my backlog. Probably closer to 200. If a game is like 10 bucks or less, I buy it regardless of quality. It's like a compulsion. Steam only makes it worse by going well, well below that threshold.

#14 Posted by KarlHungus (125 posts) -
@Captain_Insano said:
" I have heaps of half started or 3/4 finished games that I keep leaving. Fallout: NV, Darksiders (literally at the last level, just cbf finishing), Undead Nightmare, Halo: ODST (still), Dead Space (I can only bring myself to play in 20min bursts) etc.  The problem is when I go back to play games, particularly RPG's, I tend to start all over again. Happens a lot with Fallout etc. Come to think of it I never finished Oblivion but logged heaps of hours into it. "
OMG YES! I am the exact same way with you and RPGs. I think I've beaten oblivion once, but I've probably played near 1000 hours of that game over the years.
#15 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

It's not unusual.  Far Cry 2, GTA IV, Dead Space 1, Assasins Creed 2 (And any subsequent sequels to the last two) are on my to play list.

#16 Edited by Cirdain (3078 posts) -
@Louis0nFire: @Marcsman: 
Here's my list to complete:   
Typing of Dead always on the go.


Back cover.
1993 - This is bloody fantastic

Day of the Tentacle begins with Green and Purple Tentacle standing next to a stream of contaminated water behind Doctor Fred's mansion. After drinking some of the contaminated water, Purple Tentacle grows a pair of arms and resolves to take over the world. 


 

 always be running

  
 
 

 


 
 3d!!!!
  1997
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
just cause'
 

I heard I was Good so I shall play
 


BG&E Won awards

I don't... Just.

.....

I DONT KNOW I JUST WANTED TO PLAY THE HITMAN GAMES!!! IS THAT SO WRONG!!!

I've played the main menu. I was sold.

Remedy

Rockstar

 Apparently this is one of the best Point and clicksssszzzz so I shall play.
IN REALTIME!!!!

 Telltale <3
and finally to complete the riddler challenges on B:AA 
 




#17 Edited by sixpin (1287 posts) -

I wish my back log was that small. I quit playing WoW back in December and I'm WAY behind. I just beat Borderlands a few days ago and now I'm working on Dragon Age: Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum. I did at least make it a point to have finished a lot of the big triple-a releases like Mass Effect 1 & 2, all of the Assassin's Creed games, and Red Dead Redemption for example. Still need to play Enslaved, Vanquish, Bioshock 2 and Dead Space 2 - I own them all, but they are in a dusty pile of shame.

#18 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I own 900 games and have spent time with MAYBE half of them (and lots that I don't own of course). Your backlog is only unusual in how short it is.

#19 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (886 posts) -

Not odd at all as far as I know. I use Backloggery to keep track of games I need to finish or play. It is great. Don't have all my games on there yet, only add games when I decide to play them, regardless if I have already beaten it or not. You should check it out. Here is my Backloggery site.

#20 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@Cirdain: Don't play regular Myst, play RealMyst. Trust me, trying to play the original kind of sucks. And if you can, only use the guide when you get to the Bathosphere (which is just about the most evil time sucking piece of crap ever, unless you really love cartography).
 
Otherwise, I love that game and you have an excellent list there.
#21 Posted by Cirdain (3078 posts) -
@nintendoeats said:
" @Cirdain: Don't play regular Myst, play RealMyst. Trust me, trying to play the original kind of sucks. And if you can, only use the guide when you get to the Bathosphere (which is just about the most evil time sucking piece of crap ever, unless you really love cartography).  Otherwise, I love that game and you have an excellent list there. "
I will do!
#22 Posted by BeachThunder (11866 posts) -

Not unusual, but you really should play Bioshock...
 
No, really. Stop whatever you're doing and start playing that game :(

#23 Posted by MrOldboy (868 posts) -

its only unusual if you actually play any of them. If you don't then consider yourself part of the family.

#24 Posted by SARRISS (146 posts) -

I have at least 24 games I intend to finish, just beat bayonetta in 2 nights a month ago and finishing up on alpha protocol. Borderlands was before bayonetta but i took a break after I beat the game, zobie island and mad moxxi.

#25 Posted by LackLuster (713 posts) -

Im not gonna bother listing mine im to lazy and there is 23 of them