The big stupid list of random RPGs that I'd like to play someday, eventually, probably, hopefully. Just you wait.
Instead of doing just another backlog list for "Stuff I'll totally play in 2017 guys. Trust me" I figured it would be a fun experiment to focus this list entirely on the various RPGs I own that I'd really like to play at some point. Anyone who knows me knows that a lot of the games presented hereafter are theoretically very much in my wheelhouse as the guy who wouldn't shut up about Temple of Elemental Evil for like 3 years and still won't shut up about Baldur's Gate. It turns out, however, that most RPGs are long, intimidating, and require a certain amount of commitment... which hasn't gotten easier as I've gotten older and have less free time on my hands.
Thus, this list serves as both a testament to my years of buying junk because it was on sale and something of a goal list for stuff I'll totally play one of these days when there are no new video games ever and I'm not in school or whatever. Totally.
Criteria for this list is as follows:
- I own all of these games. Mostly on Steam or GOG, but there are a couple of console games too.
- All of these games are unquestionably RPGs first and foremost, even despite the rather flexible definition of "RPG" these days. There's probably a separate list for strategy and tactics games somewhere in my backlog, but these aren't those.
- Most of the games in question are games that I actually have interest in playing for realsies. This means that something like the D&D gold box games, which I think I've probably accepted are just too archaic and unfriendly for my tastes, are not on this list. Also includes stuff I've tried and been burned on multiple times, like Fallout 2. I think I'm okay not trying to play Fallout 2 again, unless someone wants to try and convince me. I'm willing to listen.
- There are probably games that I missed.