As of this writing, I've just played my 1000th video game, according to my own loose cataloging of games I play in an attempt to manage my backlog. I've defined "played games" to mean one of a few things:
- Games I've finished
- Games with no definitive end that I've sunk a significant amount of time into
- Games I played years ago, but were left unfinished and I no longer own
- And finally, the rare few games that I've sunk enough time into to know that I never want to play ever again. This generally excludes stuff I've checked out on Game Pass and realized after only a few minutes that it's just not a game for me.
Of these games, I've managed to finish 701 of them with only 9 games ending up in the "I'm never going to play this again" pile. It also leaves 191 of these games as being "lost to time". Stuff I don't have anymore. Most of which were probably sold off to Gamestop in order to upgrade to a new console and games, or in a family garage sale. Some of which might be worth tracking down and finishing if not for my already unreasonable backlog of games I currently own, on top of all the new games to be played in the future.
With some of the numbers out of the way, I thought this would be an interesting opportunity to look at parts of the list, and some of the games that have made me the gamer that I am today. To find out what it says about me, and to be judged for my gamer crimes.
Here are some of the most recent games that I've finished:
Here are some of the first video games I can recall ever playing:
Here are the ones I've deemed unworthy of ever finishing:
And finally, here are some of the ones I've rated as my favorite games ever:
EDIT: I didn't want to make this thread just one giant string of images of my list, so I made a secondary blog with more pictures of it in order to get more of a clear picture of my history with games.