The Backlog... From Hell!

Jeeze, what happened here? For those of you who know me, I don't buy videogames that often. The number of videogames I wanted to beat - let alone just play - was pretty simple:
 

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (on Dungeon 8)
  • Mass Effect (Just left the Citadel)
  • Bully (Played one time)
  • Shadow Complex (About halfway)
  • Braid (Going back for puzzle pieces)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (Colossi 8?)
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (Never played)
  • God of War 2 (Never played)
  • Sly Cooper and the Thevius Racoonus (Never played)
 
Not so bad, right? Those bottom two PS2 games were never played because my PS2 broke before I got around to them.  And yet, suddenly, over the last six months, my backlog became this:
 
  • Tales of Monkey Island Season 1 (Never played)
  • Sam & Max Season 2 (Never played)
  • Sam & Max Season 3 (Never played)
  • Bioshock (Never played)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla (Never played)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (Never played)
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Never played)
  • Knights of the Old Republic (Never played)
  • Beyond Goood & Evil (Never played)
  • Tomb Raider Legend (Never played)
  • Super Meat Boy (Never played)
  • The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom (Never played)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (Never played)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (Never played)
  • Shadowrun (Never played)
  • Viva Pinata (Never played)
  • Assassin's Creed 2 (Never played)
  • Far Cry 2: Fortunes Edition (Never played)
  • Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition (Never played)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddseey (Technically never played)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Exodus (Never played)
  • Oddworld: Munch's Oddssey (Never played)
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (Played for 30 minutes, waiting on that patch)
  • Bayonetta (Chapter 9 or 10)
  • Saint's Row 2 (Cleared Sons of Samedi, started The Ronin)
  • Cthulu Saves The World (Played about an hour of this)
  • Costume Quest (Maybe I won't finish this; too repetitive)
  • LIMBO (Saw blades in the city)
  • Perfect Dark (Just rescued Elvis)
  • Prince of Persia Classic (Level 4 or 5)
  • Splosion Man (Started the final world)
  • Turtles in Time: Re-Shelled (Can get to Shredder, can't beat him)
  • DiRT 2 (Completed X-Games Europe)
  • Gears of War 2 (Between a quarter and halfway through the game in Co-op)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (on Dungeon 8)
  • Mass Effect (Just left the Citadel)
  • Bully (Played one time)
  • Shadow Complex (About halfway)
  • Braid (Going back for puzzle pieces)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (Colossi 8?)
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (Never played)
  • God of War 2 (Never played)
  • Sly Cooper and the Thevius Racoonus (Never played)
 
Just writing that out was painful. I went from considering double dipping on some of my favorite games to having enough to last me from now until next Christmas. And the best part is? I've got a Wii on the way, too, which means Sonic Colors, New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Galaxy... I feel like I'm going to go out of my mind. All of those unplayed games.... it's taking an immense amount of restraint to just not tear in to them all right now, but if I do, I'll just be 20 minutes in to all of them and that'll just make all of this even worse.
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Posted by BlazeHedgehog

Jeeze, what happened here? For those of you who know me, I don't buy videogames that often. The number of videogames I wanted to beat - let alone just play - was pretty simple:
 

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (on Dungeon 8)
  • Mass Effect (Just left the Citadel)
  • Bully (Played one time)
  • Shadow Complex (About halfway)
  • Braid (Going back for puzzle pieces)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (Colossi 8?)
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (Never played)
  • God of War 2 (Never played)
  • Sly Cooper and the Thevius Racoonus (Never played)
 
Not so bad, right? Those bottom two PS2 games were never played because my PS2 broke before I got around to them.  And yet, suddenly, over the last six months, my backlog became this:
 
  • Tales of Monkey Island Season 1 (Never played)
  • Sam & Max Season 2 (Never played)
  • Sam & Max Season 3 (Never played)
  • Bioshock (Never played)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla (Never played)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (Never played)
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Never played)
  • Knights of the Old Republic (Never played)
  • Beyond Goood & Evil (Never played)
  • Tomb Raider Legend (Never played)
  • Super Meat Boy (Never played)
  • The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom (Never played)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (Never played)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (Never played)
  • Shadowrun (Never played)
  • Viva Pinata (Never played)
  • Assassin's Creed 2 (Never played)
  • Far Cry 2: Fortunes Edition (Never played)
  • Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition (Never played)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddseey (Technically never played)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Exodus (Never played)
  • Oddworld: Munch's Oddssey (Never played)
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (Played for 30 minutes, waiting on that patch)
  • Bayonetta (Chapter 9 or 10)
  • Saint's Row 2 (Cleared Sons of Samedi, started The Ronin)
  • Cthulu Saves The World (Played about an hour of this)
  • Costume Quest (Maybe I won't finish this; too repetitive)
  • LIMBO (Saw blades in the city)
  • Perfect Dark (Just rescued Elvis)
  • Prince of Persia Classic (Level 4 or 5)
  • Splosion Man (Started the final world)
  • Turtles in Time: Re-Shelled (Can get to Shredder, can't beat him)
  • DiRT 2 (Completed X-Games Europe)
  • Gears of War 2 (Between a quarter and halfway through the game in Co-op)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (on Dungeon 8)
  • Mass Effect (Just left the Citadel)
  • Bully (Played one time)
  • Shadow Complex (About halfway)
  • Braid (Going back for puzzle pieces)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (Colossi 8?)
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (Never played)
  • God of War 2 (Never played)
  • Sly Cooper and the Thevius Racoonus (Never played)
 
Just writing that out was painful. I went from considering double dipping on some of my favorite games to having enough to last me from now until next Christmas. And the best part is? I've got a Wii on the way, too, which means Sonic Colors, New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Galaxy... I feel like I'm going to go out of my mind. All of those unplayed games.... it's taking an immense amount of restraint to just not tear in to them all right now, but if I do, I'll just be 20 minutes in to all of them and that'll just make all of this even worse.
Posted by Ashuku

This made me want to start a backloggery account, but registration is closed until their site redesign launches :<