Like many of you, I have a backlog. Like, a ridiculous one.
Objectively, I've never been more financially secure. I have incredibly low bills/costs, and I have a lot of money to spend on games. This is a far cry from getting one Super Nintendo game every 6 months. But like a lot of people...a sale does something to me. I recently bought Total War: Warhammer 2, played the first battle as the Elves then never played it again! I guess I view it as "I'm paying the developers to show I like what they're making". Almost like a pennance from the sheer amount of games I pirated as a kid- when I had no money. Or even better, when a friend would bring round a CD Rom, install the game, and I'd play it on my own. The first time I got a gaming PC, he brought round Farcry, Max Payne and Doom 3, and my gaming life was changed as I saw what a REAL gaming PC could do.
But like most of my threads, I'm waffling. So here's the meat of the thread:
I have this list of games which is obscene, but I don't know where to commit time to! If any of these games REALLY stand out to you, could you let me know which ones, and why? I'd love to hear about people's passion for games!
Here it is:
PC: Total War: 3 Kingdoms, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, Hollow Knight, Noita, Into the Breach, XCOM 2, Octopath Traveller, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, Ape Out, Yooka Laylee 2, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Stardew Valley, Oxenfree, Pillars of Eternity, Invisible Inc, Dead Cells, Total War: Warhammer 2, Borderlands 3, The Talos Principle, Yakuza Kiwami, Shovel Knight Treasute Trove, Baldur's Gate 2, Monster Hunter: World, Untitled Goose Game, The Witcher 3, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Tyranny, Disco Elysium.
PS4: Resident Evil 2 Remake
Switch: Wargroove, Breath of the Wild, Cadence of Hyrule, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Pokemon Shield, Fire Emblem: 3 Houses
Wow. When I see it written out, I see how stupid this backlog has gotten. If I can just interject my own post, some of those games I have already started.
I've started XCOM 2 3 times now, but I always get distracted by playing multiplayer games with my friends. I adored XCOM: EU, so I bet if I got into 2, it'd really go.
Octopath I'm pretty far in. I just finished everyone's act 2, and I'm eager to finish the Act 3's. I love the music and aesthetic, I just feel I've come to the end of the combat?
Crash I'm very close to finishing the first one. It's got VERY hard, and I just did that level where it's very dark and you collect the masks for light. I forgot how INSANELY hard Crash 1 was!
Stardew Valley I'd like to play more multiplayer. We got up to Winter of the first year, and we're LOVING it, but my guy is playing a lot of DOTA 2 at the moment.
Pillars of Eternity is weird. I'm 20 hours in, and I'm kinda...losing interest? I just did the Leaden Key activity under the city, I believe in Woedica? It branched into 3 sub quests. The game is good, but on my difficulty it's a little easy, and on the next difficulty it's too tough. I kinda just drag click my entire party and click the baddies, only using my spell slots on "bosses" or "Tough fights".
Borderlands 3 I kinda hated cause of Claptrap, but I LOVE the gunplay. I got to the bit where you're taking off the ship, and Claptrap gets his butt caught in the screen. That scene ENTIRELY put me off the game. It was so juvenile.
Monster Hunter I took some time off, and when I came back it was unplayable. The whole "Games as a service" thing made it kinda impossible to get back to. When I logged on the other day, I had so much event shit shoved in my face that I had no idea what was going on. When I last played, I did the Zorah Magdaros fight, but I was finding the gameplay too difficult without a friend.
The Witcher 3 I've already finished, but on the base PS4. I feel like I haven't played the definitive version, which in my mind is the PC version. I played on the most easy difficulty, by just smacking guys with swords EXCLUSIVELY. I'm 75% through the Bloody Baron quest. I like it a lot, but it's also so time consuming that I'm put off by sheer intimidation.
Divinity 2 is another POE style problem. I got 75 hours in, up to Arx. I think I just landed there actually. But I know that I have another 25/30 hours in, and I'm almost entirely checked out with every story except Ifans. Does it get better in Arx? I also feel that I'm at my wits end with the combat, cause my party is so efficient. I've got some class mods, but I dunno if it'll change my issues.
This is an ENORMOUS THREAD, and I realise I've chatted a lot of shit. If you have any recommendations for any of these games, please holler at your boy!