Does this happen to you?
All the freaking time. I've actually decided to hold off on buying some much anticipated games (Shogun 2, Crysis 2) until I've at least played half of the games I purchases at Christmas.
Going to try and firing up Just Cause 2, Divinity II: Dragon Knight Saga, and Stalker this weekend. I also want to start Fallout: New Vegas (also a Christmas gift). Goddamn, I'm really behind.
" All the freaking time. I've actually decided to hold off on buying some much anticipated games (Shogun 2, Crysis 2) until I've at least played half of the games I purchases at Christmas. Going to try and firing up Just Cause 2, Divinity II: Dragon Knight Saga, and Stalker this weekend. I also want to start Fallout: New Vegas (also a Christmas gift). Goddamn, I'm really behind. "Ubik: [Reads insightful post that hits close to home. Sighs. Looks at lengthy list of Steam games, maybe half of which he's ever installed, let alone played. Stares at wallet across the room. Glances back at lengthy Steam list. Cries into his coffee. ]
I usually install games as soon as I buy them, but then end up not playing them for months. The worse thing for me is I start them up to complete the tutorial and then not playing them for months, when I do I have to do the tutorial again and once I've completed that I take a break and end up leaving it for months again. Maybe I have ADD or somthing!
It definitely brings me down when I start tallying the games I own (steam, console, PC-retail, etc) and discovering that there are many that I apparently purchased just to show off to myself that I think the bookshelf is a valid console as I put more games in it than in my machines. gah!
" @Unchained: That Is the same thing I'm doing. I haven't bought a game from steam in so long. I'm trying beat all the games I'm playing now before I get anything else from steam. "
Well, this year I've really decided that I'm not buying a damn thing until I've at the very least installed and have given a fair shake to the games just looking pretty on my shelves / in my steam library.
Thanks for the mini-review! I think you just set the path for my weekend.
Looking at my Steam games list, I've actually installed a surprising number of my games and at least played them a little bit. My problem is that I don't finish my games. Like I remember really being into New Vegas when I played it, but now I haven't touched it in 5 months.
Take it from someone that has bought close to 400 games on Steam and has played less than half of them (and completed only a small fraction), DON'T give in to the sales. If you spend $15 on 4 games for example, that might seem like a good deal, but it's essentially throwing $15 down the toilet if you aren't going to play them. Make a list of the games that you really want to play this year and just save your money for those. There are so many good games coming out right now that you're bound to be kept busy just with new releases. If you have any money or time left over, only then buy miscellaneous sale games on Steam. I've only gotten a handful of games off Steam so far this year when normally I would've gotten at least a few dozen already, and I'm a lot happier and spending less to boot.
When I buy a game on Steam it's typically because of a sense of gamer obligation and an amazing deal. Or it's an old PC game that I don't want to have to keep track of the discs for like Evil Genius and Freedom Force.
" As for playing everything... well it's nice that it's there. "
And that's why I think most of us are in the boat we are in. We buy all these games but most of them never get installed, and even if the games we buy do get installed the mindset of its nice that they are there is what stops us from beating or just playing the games we buy. Man, Steam is evil.
Yea its getting bad, I have over 150 games, I've decided to only buy things I like enough to put on my wishlist. I've started making my way through the games one by one by splitting games into categories, games I've finished and enjoyed, games I don't intend to play again, games I can dip into occasionally and enjoy the heck out of such as TF2 or Super Meat Boy and games I need to give a good amount of time to.
can you buy a game on steam and not download it? im actually thinking of buying bioshock 1 and 2 and just chuck them directly in my "finished/done with" category where my games that arent downloaded are... just to own them on a system that wont melt to the fucking ground...again (yes, im talking about the 360).
i remember a oooooooooold bombcast where they were talking about some steam sale and ryan said he bought GTA4 and his reasoning was " it was 5 bucks....", well thats xactly how i feel about bioshock 1 and 2 at the moment, i own them, finished them, do not intend to play them (at least not now)... but its 5 bucks (well 5 each)
i just kinda stockpile all my games up so i have a ton of them to play during the season of no harvest (around e3 time). like a squirrel.
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