So yeah, hey.
I have a lot of games I want to play right now. This is a problem. Although I accept that calling it a "problem" makes me sound somewhat over entitled. First world problems and all that. But you guys know what I mean.
Anyway - I love playing games. I love becoming invested in games and really losing myself to them and enjoying them completely. However, after the busy period of Christmas and New year and all that junk - I have found myself with a fucking OVER ABUNDANCE of videogames and what with my full time job, my girlfriend to think about and generally looking after myself I have come to the conclusion that I need to let some of these games fall by the wayside.
But it's a painful realisation. Very painful. My current backlog of games stands as;
[Dark Souls] - I got pretty far on this, but I stopped playing months ago. I don't expect that I'd be able to go back to where I was very easily, so I'd either need to start again, or dick around in some easy areas until I get the hang of stuff again. but i would *LOVE* to finish this.
[The Witcher 2] - I got this on the 360 when it came out, and I adore it. I absolutely love this game, but again, I stopped playing a couple months ago. Same issue as Dark Souls in the "Difficult to return to" sense. But I really really want to finish it.
[Mark Of the Ninja] - Got this in the steam sale. Played like an hour of it?
[XCOM Enemy Unkown] - Stopped playing a few weeks before the christmas break. Really want to finish it, but it's intimidating to go back to.
[GAMES I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS]
[Halo 4] - I haven't even taken the plastic off the box yet. Very interested in playing the campaign and multiplayer.
[Assassins Creed III] - About 4 hours into the story. No Multiplayer yet. Interested in it though.
[COD Blops II] Played about 5 hours of Multiplayer. Interested in the campaign too, but only played a couple hours of it.
[GAMES I DO NOT YET OWN, BUT INTEND TO PLAY]
[Far Cry 3] - Very very interested to play this one, but it seems like it will take up a lot of my time.
[Dishonoured] - Interested in this ... but.. honestly this is one I might be able to let go.
[GAMES I WANT TO PLAY MORE OF]
[Spelunky] - Love it.
[Torchlight II] - Love it, and I also want to try and get my Gilfriend to play it with me.
[Driver SF] - Sigh. Might drop this one too.
[Total war - Medieval II and Shogun II] - Agggggggghhhhhhhh SO MANY GAMES.
[Alan Wake's American Nightmare] *sobs*
[Diablo III] - *sobs some more*
So. there's no way I can possibly tackle this massive mound of games I intend to play. Especially considering that I am also letting a lot of Giant Bomb content slip away - especially the long form subscriber stuff. There are also a few TV shows I need to catch up with.
My girlfriend is totally fine with me playing games. She usually watches, makes suggestions, asks questions or falls asleep. So, that isn't a massive issue, but I feel like I need to curb it a little and show her that she is important. Y'know.
So, accepting that I am utterly blessed with the time and sufficient enough money to play any games at all, how do I tackle this terrible affliction from which I suffer?
Suggestions on how to go about it, or which games I should just drop from my list and let them fall by the wayside.
Equally, tell us stories of your tremendous backlog and how you dealt with it.
So yeah, hey.