The Backlog

This is a list of games that I own that have not been completed. Some of them I have never played, while others I didn't get into or enjoy when I did play them. Those I didn't enjoy the first time around may never get another chance if I keep buying new games, but I'm ok with that.

It's also a running log of what I'm playing at the moment. The list hasn't really changed much in the last year or so, for a few good reasons.

First, I've been buying a lot of games on Steam, which I track differently (why? No idea). They're generally games I've picked up cheap, that I've not played before, and often in genres I haven't played a lot of - so the novelty is a big draw. This means the steam backlog is getting added to quickly, and then those games tend to be played soon after purchase. My steam backlog has gone from 2 or 3 games up into double digits and back again a few times in the last year.

Secondly, the list is more and more coming down to the games I've already played bits of before, or sequels to games I've played before. As of this note, my backlog is 21 games, and 17 of those are either games I've played before (and stopped playing for some reason), or sequels to games I've played before. As a result, there's not as much drive or desire to get stuck into a game, as they're not really new.

Finally, of 21 games, 18 of them are some variant of JRPG - and those games take a while, so even when I do play them, I take a long time to go through them. For example, I've put more hours so far into Bravely Default than I have Enslaved - but I'm only about halfway through BD, and I've almost finished Enslaved twice now.

Recent Activity: Bravely Default (3DS), Enslaved (PC).

Bravely Default is still a fantastic game, and fairly challenging, too. However, I've started exploring some of the strategic options available to me with the abilities I'm unlocking, and things could get very interesting...

Enslaved has proven to be a really enjoyable game. I've completed the main game on Hard now and rounded up all the achievements, and I've just started playing the Pigsy's Perfect 10 DLC episode (about 30 minutes in). It's quite different from the main game, but very fun so far. Struggling a little with the aiming though (aiming with the right stick doesn't feel natural).

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