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. I've added an estimated completion length to most of the games, which for RPGs is the "normal" playthrough. You can normally double that amount if you want to 100% it.

Recent Activity: NFS:MW2012 (PS3), Ni no Kuni (PS3), Final Fantasy Record Keeper (iOS).

FFRK still holds my attention for brief moments, such as tonight when a new event is released with FF5 stuff. However, it's brief - the event has 5 difficulties - 4 of which I "champion"ed without incident, and the fifth is clearly for lv.50 parties. The main reward is a new character, which I nabbed, and most of the rest would require huge farming. So a new event released, and after one evening I'm done with it. That's kind of how it goes, I guess.

Have played some more of my late night go-to game of NFS:MW2012, as I'm still plugging away at completing the single player content (unlocking all mods for all cars). It's easy to boot up and play for 20 minutes when I don't have time to start a new game. However, tonight I've had a chance to return to...

Ni no Kuni. Thankfully, the designers of this game recognised that sometimes life gets in the way of videogames, and have structured quite helpful ingame information on what you've done in the story so far, what you have to do next, and how your sidequests are going. They've also got quite a useful in-game help/tutorial system, which is great. I picked up the game, checked where I was up to, and realised I had an active sidequest to befriend some familiars. I couldn't remember how to actually befriend them, so I checked the help menu and there was a help section including text and in-game screenshots, that explained how to do it. That's some smart design.

Anyway, I meandered in the desert outside the town for 30 minutes or so fighting mobs but had to stop as I need to sleep soon. However, the ease in which I was able to return means I am looking forward to playing tomorrow, too. Just need to double-check on any game missables.

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