Dat awkward moment, son. I find myself in this situation quite a bit more than I'd like to admit to. It's fucking awful. It's honestly my worst quality as a gamer, I suppose. I ought to find a lull in releases as a blessing so I can catch up on games, but I have NO desire to play anything right now.
Anyway, just figured I'd ask how you guys combat this sort of thing. Seriously, it's terrible how many games I have yet to beat.
Just a quick run-down:
Still haven't beat Mass Effect 3. It's not that it's bad, but the whole talk of the ending has soured me, and I really have to be in a 'mood' to play Mass Effect. I'm not right now.
STILL have to beat Arkham City. It came out the day after my birthday, and my girlfriend and I split on it for each other's birthdays since hers is so close to mine. I'm maybe five, six hours in? Again, not that I haven't enjoyed it, but I just cannot bring myself to play it. Part of the reason why is that I feel no motivation to do so because she still needs to beat Arkham Asylum.
Portal 2: no excuses, really. Got stuck, kinda got lazy, other games came out. EVENTUALLY, I PROMISE.
A few PS3 exclusives: Got a PS3 late in the cycle, borrowed my girlfriend's games, haven't beat 'em.
Yakuza 4: Well, it's fucking Yakuza, but still. I really wanna beat this.
Skyrim: I actually quite enjoy this game, and I know you can never 'truly' beat this game--to a degree. However, I just find myself really taxed to play this game for more than an hour or two. Makes trying to beat it incredibly arduous.
Darksiders: Bought it on the cheap, thoroughly enjoyed it, just haven't played it for a month or two.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood: I just straight up got bored of the Assassin's Creed gameplay. I honestly don't think I'll ever beat it.
Dark Souls: I'm kind of plugging through that, but it's quite the arduous process. It's not like I'm not enjoying myself, but I can't play Dark Souls 24/7.
Chrono Trigger: The Endurance Run made me wanna re-play this. I also played this when it was first re-released on Playstation, and literally, my save file got corrupted as I was levelling up to fight Lavos. So, extra motivation to finally, truly beat it, right? Levelling up to beat Lavos/doing side-quests, again. It's been a good month or two. D: Why?
Pokémon White: This is why. I just recently got a DS again, and while I enjoy this game quite a bit, I'm just a bit bored of the grind of the Pokeemanz. Not to mention, I'm also just kind of bored of the design in Black and White. Ugh.
And my God, there's more. I'm embarrassed to continue.
So... uh, yeah, that's it. I'm trying to think of what to do. Right now, I'm in the process of looking for a job, and school's done for the summer. As much as I'd love to say bonking the girl, reading, and writing takes up my entire day, it doesn't, so I need something to do. Cleaning up my massive backlog of games seems like a good idea, but I just cannot motivate myself to play ANY of them for a good amount of time--at least not long enough to make a significant leap in progress. And I can only play the non-story based games I have so long before those get a bit monotonous as well. The release of Trials: Evolution will help, I hope, but once the allure of that wears off, I'll still have the same problem. >_>
I guess, just wondering, what you guys might suggest to do, or if you have any suggestions for a game I can sink some time into, even if it's for a week or two? Even if it's just to fool around with modding the game, I'm down with that. I'm more than fine with the weird, or incredibly deep games that you just create your own worlds in. I get way too invested in time-sink games for a week or two, and for that week, or two, it's amazing. Then I move on. If I can beat a game, or at least play one, maybe it'll motivate me to play some more games and just get through them.