By Irishdoom 30 Comments
I'm not alone in this. The maturation of the gaming industry led to many great systems with many great games to play. This is a good thing.
The bad thing is it's easy to fall behind. It starts out slow. You back burner Uncharted 3 to finish off Skyrim once and for all. But then, while you're still playing Skyrim, you pick up The Walking Dead for cheap through Steam, and people LOVED that game, so you have to play that, right? Before you know it, your backlog went from 1 or 2 games to 10-15.
That's where I am, and that's where I HAVE been for some time. It's not helping that I'm finally picking up some new systems that I never had before. I got an Xbox just this Christmas and immediately picked up 10 games or so to play for that. I just picked up a 3DS this weekend, and I've never even owned a regular DS. Yup, that's a lot of good games I never got to try.
But then I go and make it worse. I picked up the entire Mass Effect Trilogy on the Xbox (well, each game individually - it was cheaper) with the intention of playing it front to back in quick succession. I remember listening to the glowing reviews of ME2 on the Bombcast, and at the time I had no Xbox or any prospects of getting one. I've been looking forward to playing this series for some time.
Well, I'm now in my fifth play through of Mass Effect 1. I'm roughly one and a half play throughs from the S Rank in it, currently playing as a FemShep Infiltrator on Insanity. (From level 1, working on the Sniper Rifle medal and a few Engi medals.)
After my first play through, I intended to move on to ME2. But then I wanted to open up a few more of the achievements that gave you bonuses in ME2, namely the level 60 character one. I ended my first play through at level 50, how hard could it be to get 10 more levels? At the end of that play through, I was level 59, and before I knew it, I was on play through #3. By the time I finished that, I was 75% of the way to the S Rank. May as well get it done, right?
So here I am. Bioshock Infinite is now unlocked and ready to play. ME2 and ME3 are still staring me in the face. Fire Emblem Awakening should be arriving at my house today, and I'm about a quarter of the way through Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon. But that's not all. I also have Uncharted 3, Arkham City, Crackdown, Halo 4, Gears of War, XCom, Sleeping Dogs...
Hello, my name is Ryan, and I'm a Backlogaholic.
Oh, and I still haven't finished the main quest in Skyrim, 130 hours in.
How bad is your backlog? What do you do to try to keep it under control?