52n365 - 2018 Edition
52n365 - 2018 Edition
Now for the fifth year running , my own way of tracking the games I beat.
Yeah, I know I'm 4 months late on this but hey I've been busy. And then I decided to overhaul this and before I knew it, a quarter of the year was gone. And hey Jan.1 is just a arbitrary date, your New Year's resolution/goals isn't worth a whole lot if you can't stick with it throughout the year. So I'm just putting basically the same thing out again. Can fix it on the fly, it's my list afterall :).
2017 was a definite improvement over 2016, although I ran into the usual problem of not finishing massive games (looking at you Divinity:Original Sin 2).
Definitely feel like 40-50 or so is about my natural pace for a year as I suspected last year. Ended up underachieving a bit last year, but 40 credit rolls and ~60 points doesn't feel too bad especially when figuring in that I put a ton of time into some things I didn't finish (or weren't finish-able like PUBG).
Not a whole tweaks to implement at this point as I realized I just needed to get this list out. Got a bunch changes in the works, but I need to fix my master spreadsheet first.
I think I really do need to consider awarding points for things I don't finish but I definitely got my money's worth out of (100+ hours in Divinity definitely means I got good bang for my buck out of the game). Still feel torn about this though.
Perhaps the bigger more structural change I need to make is factoring in intake (and being more selective), since intake is the main source of my backlog problems. Am working on a better tracking method for that so I can score that, as for that to work I really need to keep more detailed records than $ spent on what i'm buying.
The goal of this list is to make backlog blasting fun while still allowing myself to play more current things. Encourage positive thinking in myself and to discourage game hopping (I always like to finish things), overspending and "paralysis by analysis".
Inspired by Resetera's- 52 games/1 year annual thread https://www.resetera.com/threads/52-games-1-year-2018.13773/
2018 Scoring System (italics indicates changes)
- . Game completion is considered what causes a win condition that achieves a credit roll. Use your own discretion, this is an Honor system.
- NEW* .
- (most games don't have one these days but I have some on my backlog like Starcraft). Any DLC over 5 hours in campaign length will be considered an expansion
- (assuming 5 episodes otherwise 1.25 divided by number of episodes. ) if the entire season isn't completed. If Season is completed, score according to time played using previously stated rules.
- - beating any game I've personally owned longer than one year.
- - for anything on systems no longer considered current generation (PS3, DS, Wii, PC games originally released before 2012 and older. WiiU and Vita are considered current for 2018). Old games that are "new to me" Such as GoG.com DOSbox games, Virtual Console do not qualify for bonus points.
- for any game where either 100% collectibles acquired or 100% single player achievements unlocked. If by some miracle I actually get multiplayer cheevos I'll think of a scoring system for that.
- Clearing any game that I marked on my Holes in the Resume List
- - Didn't finish as many new releases as I wanted to last year for GotY purposes. Hopefully this inspires me to clear more in time for GotY
- I can't think of anything harder for me than picking up a game I've set down for like a month and then trying to finish it from there. If I actually manage to do that, I feel I should reward myself.
- Still be debated- Money's Worth bonus. Anything I put 10+ hours into that I don't finish. I feel like I should and yet it doesn't feel like it fits the spirit of this goal.
Previous Years Results - as of 4/16/18
|2017 (2017 rules)||40||59.5|
|2018 (2018 rules)||26||60|
|Totals through 2017||211||269.75|
|Averages through 2017||35.17||44.96|