Hello, this is my list of shame for 2017. The title's a pun; please don't actually go out and humiliate teenagers, for theirs is already a hard lot. An unexpectedly hard lot, even, often while they're having to stand in front of a whole room of people. You know what? This list is about 2017, not whatever may or may not have happened to somebody, somewhere in the late 90s in Ms. Holland's history class, and then inexplicably again during a 2012 presentation meeting on office supply budgets. So let's focus on 2017.
As with any backlog list worth its salt, the goal here is to complete as many of the following in the twelve months to come. I managed half the 2016 list (many of its survivors have thus passed onto this list, naturally) so here's hoping I do a little better this year. Probably won't though, because there's at least five enormous JRPGs below, but a guy can dream at least.
As with last year's remorse assortment, or remorstment (?!), I've separated this list into three groups:
- [B]acklog games are those I own but have yet to play, which take top priority in the year ahead. I buy a lot of games I don't play. I have the brain problems.
- [W]ishlist games are those I don't yet own, but have been sufficiently coerced into buying. A lot of GOTY contenders for 2016 will be here. I've not included (mostly) confirmed 2017 releases, but there's a few of those I intend to play also.
- [C]ompleted games are those on this list that I've since started playing and finished since 2017 began. The date of completion is included. If I fill the whole list with these, then I've won. Won somethin', anyway.