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The epic backlog thread

wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done?Registered User regular
edited June 2008 in Games and Technology
We used to have one of these, but it's probably pretty old now so I figured I'd start a new one. I'm starting it up becaue my backlog is reaching absolute epic proportions, and I see no way at all that I will ever, ever get through it. so lets post our backlogs, and use this thread as a way to track our progress, to try to take a chunk out of the epic backlogs.

Games I'm playing:
GTA: IV - Taking this game slow, but I need to power through it to get to the others.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for all(DS) just finishing case 3, I know I'm way behind, but I'm only playing the PW games in a slow path, because there are so many others.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - Almost done this game actually.

Games I have that I need to play.

DISCLAIMER: I bought a PS2 3 months ago. I have never owned a PS2 before that. I have always said that once I can buy a PS2 for $100 new I will buy one and play the 10-12 games I really want to play. So a huge chunk of this list is PS2 games that I need to play.

FF X
FF XII
Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts 2
God of War
Phoenix Wright: Trials & Tribulations
The World Ends With you

Games I will be buying without question, which will add to the backlog

Wii Fit
Final Fantasy Tactics A2
Lost Odyssey
Trauma Center: New Blood
Mario Kart Wii
Ace Attorney: Apollow Justice
Civilization Revolutions(probably gonna buy on DS and 360)
Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
God of War 2
God of War PSP

Looking at just the games I already have and haven't played, there's like, 200 hours of gameplay right there, then the games I still need to buy.

How the fuck am I ever going to get through them before holiday season starts?

UPDATE: Lunker has posted a great tool for managing your backlog. you can find it at www.backloggery.com. I've put a few games into it, and I really like it so far. Anyone with a backlog should really look into using this. It makes it much easier to quantify what you have to play, and can make it a bit easier to organize everything. Highly recommended.

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    HaikiraHaikira UKRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Its not exactly backlog, but i keep taking massive breaks with Twilight princess. I should really just sit down, and finish it some day soon.

    backlog list:

    Resistance:FOM
    Ace Combat 6
    Silent Hill 2

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Have you seen the Backloggery? My favorite of the backlog sites.

    http://www.backloggery.com/main.php?user=tooler975

    I have about 80 PC games to play or replay, mostly from late 80s-early90s and 2000+, along with some sims that I missed even during my main play era of the mid-late 90s.

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    wunderbar wrote:
    DISCLAIMER: I bought a PS2 3 months ago. I have never owned a PS2 before that.

    For a gamer struggling with backlog problems, this is simultaneously the best and worst decision you have ever made. ;-)

    I'll throw a quick shoutout to the Backloggery, which I know a lot of forumers around here use. It's a nice way to keep track of what you have left unfinished and what games you have "open," so to speak. My pile of shame isn't nearly as long as a lot of other people's but it's still big by my own scale.

    The path to reducing one's backlog is threefold:

    1) Legislation. Enact an embargo, whether it be a strict edict (no new games until I beat the old ones!) or more like a hostage negotiation (I'll only buy one new game when I finish one old one!). I still falter with this but my buying habits have been curbed dramatically.

    2) Dedication. The general path I have now is LIFO (last in, first out), so whatever game I bought last is the one I try to finish first, but you might want to go FIFO (first in, first out) and polish off those games from two years ago that you still haven't done. I also try to stagger genres so that I'm not playing three RPGs at once; mix it up so that you won't get bored.

    3) Relaxation. Ultimately having too much awesome to sift through isn't really that bad of a problem, when you think about it. When playing games becomes too much like homework it's not going to be nearly as enjoyable, which is why I break my own rules from time to time.

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    WitchsightWitchsight Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Backlogs... i dont know about them. Ive been playing games since i could hold a controller like many people here, so i dont think im a hardcore gamer, whatever that is... Its just a part of my life, like getting up in the morning. Its natural, and i play naturally.

    For me that means playing a game, or maybe 2 games at a time. Then going out and trying new ones to see what i like... it never really builds up to something intimidating.

    Right now ive got Hulk UD and Beyond good and evil on the go... and i plan on buying Mass Effect in the future, and playing it alongside a oxbox game. Possibly Panzer dragoon orta

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Lunker wrote: »
    I also try to stagger genres so that I'm not playing three RPGs at once; mix it up so that you won't get bored.
    I was working under this technique for a while and putting 4 or 5 games away each month. I had an FPS, strategy game, and RPG going at the same time. Now I've got flight sims, retro games, and adventure games to play in parallel as well.

    Also, like reducing debt, there are two approaches to take: play lots of little short games to reduce your number, or tackle the time-consuming ones first and do the short games on the side in your spare time.

    I have tried to avoid a few long games that don't excite me too much. Like Wizardry 8 -- okay, I've never played a Wizardry game and would love to try one for historical purposes, but I don't want to spend 80 hours on it either.

    Finally, a lot of PC games are open-ended -- space trading games, flight sims, turn-based strategy sandbox games. Not sure what it's like on the consoles, but with these I can make my own rules for completion and come back to them later.

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    Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Lunker wrote: »
    wunderbar wrote:
    DISCLAIMER: I bought a PS2 3 months ago. I have never owned a PS2 before that.

    For a gamer struggling with backlog problems, this is simultaneously the best and worst decision you have ever made. ;-)

    I'll throw a quick shoutout to the Backloggery, which I know a lot of forumers around here use. It's a nice way to keep track of what you have left unfinished and what games you have "open," so to speak. My pile of shame isn't nearly as long as a lot of other people's but it's still big by my own scale.

    The path to reducing one's backlog is threefold:

    1) Legislation. Enact an embargo, whether it be a strict edict (no new games until I beat the old ones!) or more like a hostage negotiation (I'll only buy one new game when I finish one old one!). I still falter with this but my buying habits have been curbed dramatically.

    2) Dedication. The general path I have now is LIFO (last in, first out), so whatever game I bought last is the one I try to finish first, but you might want to go FIFO (first in, first out) and polish off those games from two years ago that you still haven't done. I also try to stagger genres so that I'm not playing three RPGs at once; mix it up so that you won't get bored.

    3) Relaxation. Ultimately having too much awesome to sift through isn't really that bad of a problem, when you think about it. When playing games becomes too much like homework it's not going to be nearly as enjoyable, which is why I break my own rules from time to time.

    I follow the same type of framework. My caveats to number 1 are 1.) if I find an exceptional deal on a game (I bought Shadows of the Colossus for $5 at a garage sale one year) or 2.) if I win a gift card or something at my office, and want to spend it before my wife can get a hold of it.

    As for my backlog, it is pretty mighty since I do not have the time I once did to engage in gaming. However I am going to try and burn through some of these games before we have kids because then it will REALLY be difficult to find time to play.

    Games I'm playing now you can see in my signature. As for what's in the queue:

    PS2 Top 5
    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
    Final Fantasy X-2
    Final Fantasy XII
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Gun

    GameCube Top 5
    Metroid Prime 2
    Super Mario Sunshine
    Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
    Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    Eternal Darkness

    Wii Top 5
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    Medal of Honor Heroes 2
    Metroid Prime 3
    Super Paper Mario RPG

    PC Games
    Age of Empires 2
    C&C: Red Alert
    C&C: Red Alert 2

    Various Other Oldschool Titles
    Secret of Mana (a secret shame that i never finished this game)
    Secret of Mana 3
    Earthbound (never beat, i suck)
    Breath of Fire series

    There's more, but I want to keep this to one page.

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    UltrachristUltrachrist Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I usually don't have a problem with a backlog because most of the time I leave a game unfinished is because I didn't feel like finishing it and not because I lost track of it or ran out of time. But then I started using goozex and have a big pile of games to work through. I'm mostly just avoiding buying new stuff (as much as I'd like to play NG2 now), but I pretty much have to buy SCIV next month and I'd really like the FFIV remake. If I don't finish most of them before the fall rush begins again, I'll be in trouble.

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    wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    hmmm, I had no idea about backloggery. consider me signed up for that.

    That's the one thing I'm worried about my PS2 collection, and really, a lot of the games i have coming up in general, they are almost all RPG's. I guess I'll just have to try to vary the RPG's I do play, maybe put off a couple till next year even.

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    OrganichuOrganichu poops peesRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited June 2008
    Maybe it's because I've never had the money to buy several games a month but I always finish one game before the next game I want is released. There are rare exceptions, but the only games I've ever left 'unfinished' (meaning 'I don't care to pursue any further') are ones I didn't enjoy enough to finish.

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    wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Organichu wrote: »
    Maybe it's because I've never had the money to buy several games a month but I always finish one game before the next game I want is released. There are rare exceptions, but the only games I've ever left 'unfinished' (meaning 'I don't care to pursue any further') are ones I didn't enjoy enough to finish.

    yea, I didnt' have a backlog problem until I gained the financial means to buy more games than I could before. Showing some more financial restraint is a way to help. I'd love to buy and play Ace Combat 6 for the 360, but honestly, as much as I want to, I don't think that it's worth my money to buy it right now. I will either wait to find it for $20 one day, or never buy it at all.

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Trust me, it gets expensive even for old games. My average purchase price on Half.com or eBay or Amazon is probably like $4, but with a few bucks for shipping each time, I'm sure I'm up to $400-500 now for all these old classics. Could be worse, of course!

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    My backloggery is in my sig. I think I'm sitting on 96 unfinished games. 90% are 40+ hour RPGs. :(

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Idx86 wrote: »
    Lunker wrote: »
    The path to reducing one's backlog is threefold:

    1) Legislation. Enact an embargo, whether it be a strict edict (no new games until I beat the old ones!) or more like a hostage negotiation (I'll only buy one new game when I finish one old one!). I still falter with this but my buying habits have been curbed dramatically.

    2) Dedication. The general path I have now is LIFO (last in, first out), so whatever game I bought last is the one I try to finish first, but you might want to go FIFO (first in, first out) and polish off those games from two years ago that you still haven't done. I also try to stagger genres so that I'm not playing three RPGs at once; mix it up so that you won't get bored.

    3) Relaxation. Ultimately having too much awesome to sift through isn't really that bad of a problem, when you think about it. When playing games becomes too much like homework it's not going to be nearly as enjoyable, which is why I break my own rules from time to time.

    I follow the same type of framework. My caveats to number 1 are 1.) if I find an exceptional deal on a game (I bought Shadows of the Colossus for $5 at a garage sale one year) or 2.) if I win a gift card or something at my office, and want to spend it before my wife can get a hold of it.

    Oh yeah, I forgot about that—I do this too, where I'll bend the rules a bit to buy a game when I can get it much cheaper than retail, or if it's going to become far too rare to obtain later on.

    This is known as the Atlus clause, and it's likely why I'll be buying Etrian Odyssey II now. :x

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    fairweatherfairweather OregonRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    My backlog just keeps growing and growing.

    Let's see...

    Final Fantasy V (PSX version, stopped right before the final boss)
    Final Fantasy VIII (quit early on, was able to finish IX though)
    Final Fantasy XII (played only a little bit of it before stopping)
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
    Makai Kingdom (stopped near the end)
    Disgaea 2
    Tales of Symphonia (stopped near the end)
    Star Ocean 3
    Persona 3 (great game, just stopped and haven't picked it back up yet)
    Etrian Odyssey (jumping straight to II when I get it though)
    Eternal Sonata
    Blue Dragon
    Lost Odyssey
    Mana Khemia
    Oblivion
    Dark Messiah
    Mass Effect
    Call of Duty 4
    GTA4
    Penny Arcade Adventures
    Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Metroid Prime 3
    Ico
    Shadow of the Colossus

    I'm just going to stop there for now. There's probably a large number of others that I've just forgotten by now.

    I blame WoW :( (2 level 70s, a 60, and another character on the way)

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    Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oh yeah, I don't even have a 360 yet and there are a bunch of games I want to play on that system as well. But I can't justify buying one when I have so much other shit to play.

    Hopefully I'll win one at a company event and that will take care of that problem! Free = no buyer's remorse!

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    My backlog consists of basically my entire PS2 library. On that system, I have beaten the following games:

    Metal Gear Solid 2
    Metal Gear Solid 3
    Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
    Shadow of the Colossus

    XIII will be added to that list fairly soon, as it's finally starting to be enjoyable for me again.

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    AoiAoi Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Man, this thread makes my backlog look weak as hell.

    Metal Gear Solid:3
    Grim Grimoire
    Persona 3:FES
    Final Fantasy XII
    Folklore
    Silent Hill: Origins

    And umm... I think that's it for me right now.

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Multiplayer and MMOs will kill you. I had to take a break from Company of Heroes this summer because it was killing all my time and I wasn't making progress on other games.

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    My backlog of games I own is fairly small, just a couple titles.

    Games I want to buy and play through, on the other hand ... yeah, maybe if I quit my job and devoted the remainder of my days to gaming, I'd get through them.

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    SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I have a huge backlog (see sig). I even tried to do the whole "beat two, buy one" thing. But then I found a whole bunch of good deals and have gotten around 20 games in the past month and a half or so.

    I find the more games I have to play the harder it is to finish any one game because I bounce around a lot. Luckily I have a couple of short games so at least I can beat them and at least feel like I'm making progress.

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    Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus Hi, I'm Liam! with broken glassesRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Lets see:

    Wii (3):

    Metroid Prime 3
    LoZ: Twilight Princess
    Eledees

    PS2 (8):

    Psychonauts
    FFX-2
    MGS2
    MGS3
    Fatal Frame 2
    Dirge of Ceberus
    Vexx
    Jax and Daxter

    PSP (6):

    Ratchet and Clank Size Matters
    Daxter
    Patapon
    Me and My Katamari
    Silent Hill Origins
    Monster Hunter Freedom 2

    DS (7):

    Apollo Justice Ace Attorney
    Elite Beat Agents
    New Super Mario Bros
    Super Mario 64 DS
    Hotel Dusk
    LoZ Phantom Hourglass
    Metroid Prime Hunters

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    UreshiiAkumaUreshiiAkuma Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Wow, I've been looking for something like Backloggery ... now to spend hours filling everything in :) For me that is half the fun ... it must be my Engineer need to classify and quantify everything!

    I've got a rather large list. I try to manage it (as per previously mentioned schemes of limiting new purchases, focusing on games, etc.), but every now and then it explodes with a series of new purchases.

    It is fun to try to work through it, though. And, much like I have resigned myself to never being able to paint all of my Warhammer mini's, I know I'll never complete every game I own. But I will have fun trying!

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    King of MarsKing of Mars A freak among weirdos A city in my mindRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    My backlog goes all the way back to the NES. I don't really like to think about it. D:

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    wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I updated the OP with backloggery.com

    I also have several VC games that I've bought and never finished, same with XBLA. I'm almost afraid to even look at those right now. If I add them I might cry.

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Wow, I've been looking for something like Backloggery ... now to spend hours filling everything in :) For me that is half the fun ... it must be my Engineer need to classify and quantify everything!
    Yeah, I love it. Maybe it's because I'm a first-born child and like to make lists or something. And because I'm such a completist. But it's good to see that progress, and I've started writing down in the comments the current part of the game I'm playing.

    Every time this type of thread comes up, more people learn about backlog sites. It's fun. :)

    FYI for anyone that's using it and playing more than 3 games: he updated the Now Playing and signature sections so that the top games listed are the ones that have been updated most recently. In other words, I just updated GalCiv2 to reflect which level I'm on, but haven't touched Grim Fandango in a week, so GalCiv2 is up on my signature. Or would be if I wasn't jailed.

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Backloggery has me hovering at around 50%.

    I've been good lately though; since March I've picked up two games and knocked off five.

    Virtual Console is the devil for this sort of thing.

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    wunderbar wrote: »
    UPDATE: Lunker has posted a great tool for managing your backlog. you can find it at www.backloggery.com.
    And hey, I beated Lunker by two minutes!! :P

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Mine's in my sig (one of the other sites that that original thread spawned :P). Been whittling it down, even while getting the new occasional game. Aiming to get below 10%. :) Not too much further with that.

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Mine's in my sig (one of the other sites that that original thread spawned :P). Been whittling it down, even while getting the new occasional game. Aiming to get below 10%. :) Not too much further with that.
    Cool, that one has a database. Not sure I like any of the sites' sig pictures though. Or the gamertag ones or anything. Just haven't found one I really like yet.

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    Star StrykeStar Stryke Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    My backlog is the definition of epic unfortunately, I love buying new games almost more then playing them it looks like. Thankfully due to me quitting wow though I have had time to start going through my list. Check sig for backlog.

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    My backlog is the definition of epic unfortunately, I love buying new games almost more then playing them it looks like. Thankfully due to me quitting wow though I have had time to start going through my list. Check sig for backlog.
    You need more games, you're only 3rd on the list! Some of those guys have an impressive number of beaten and completed games. 600+

    You are missing a few PC games. Let me know if you want some suggestions! ;-) I must've read every "all-time greatest PC game" list ever written.

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    Star StrykeStar Stryke Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tim James wrote: »
    My backlog is the definition of epic unfortunately, I love buying new games almost more then playing them it looks like. Thankfully due to me quitting wow though I have had time to start going through my list. Check sig for backlog.
    You need more games, you're only 3rd on the list! Some of those guys have an impressive number of beaten and completed games. 600+

    You are missing a few PC games. Let me know if you want some suggestions! ;-) I must've read every "all-time greatest PC game" list ever written.

    Yeah I know its a couple that beat me on that one currently as far as I can tell. And for people to just some enclosed pictures.

    Shot 1
    Shot 2
    Shot 3
    Shot 4

    As well towards PC games I'm not so big on that as much as I used to be. Pretty selective lately as I find the quality dropping as it were.

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    UltrachristUltrachrist Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    That PC shelf is buckling under the weight!

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    As well towards PC games I'm not so big on that as much as I used to be. Pretty selective lately as I find the quality dropping as it were.
    Just off the top of my head: MOO2, Star Control 2, Freespace 2, Ultima IV? Adventure games, war games, simulations? Just don't like those genres?

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Sorry, I'm jailed and can't edit. How about Company of Heroes and STALKER? Two of my 4-star games. But if you are worried about lack of quality in PC games, STALKER might frustrate you, despite the great experience underneath. But yeah, play COH instead of Command and Conquer 12. :) Other than that, looks like you've got most of it covered.

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    Star StrykeStar Stryke Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tim James wrote: »
    Sorry, I'm jailed and can't edit. How about Company of Heroes and STALKER? Two of my 4-star games. But if you are worried about lack of quality in PC games, STALKER might frustrate you, despite the great experience underneath. But yeah, play COH instead of Command and Conquer 12. :) Other than that, looks like you've got most of it covered.

    Actually I do own Stalker I just haven't played it yet, and strategy is meh. I'm bigger into the FPS then anything else at this point. Been playing alot of Counterstrike Zombiemod to give ya an idea of my mood.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Also a good way to reduce a backlog is to determine which games you're realistically never going to get around to playing (you'd rather play other games instead of them) and get rid of them. :)

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    Tim JamesTim James Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Also a good way to reduce a backlog is to determine which games you're realistically never going to get around to playing (you'd rather play other games instead of them) and get rid of them. :)
    I know my OCD prevented me from doing this. I had a pretty small list for a while, but I kept seeing posts from people lauding games that I was on the fence about. So I just gave in and grabbed them.

    Something like Tron 2.0. I played the demo, thought "meh," and didn't even like NOLF2 from Monolith, but a lot of people say they love it and it's relatively short. Still, I can already guarantee it's going to be a 2-star game, so why bother?

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    METAzraeLMETAzraeL Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Goozex has caused me to have an ever-growing backlog. My recent acquisitions include:
    Lunar Knights
    Etrian Odyssey
    FF:cc Ring of Fates
    Rune Factory
    Siren
    Condemned
    Baten Kaitos Origins
    Glory Days 2
    R6:Vegas (not yet, but soon)

    Then I've got all the old semi-played games...on the plus side, goozex has gotten me to unload all of my "meh" games and thin out my collection.

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tim James wrote: »
    Also a good way to reduce a backlog is to determine which games you're realistically never going to get around to playing (you'd rather play other games instead of them) and get rid of them. :)
    I know my OCD prevented me from doing this. I had a pretty small list for a while, but I kept seeing posts from people lauding games that I was on the fence about. So I just gave in and grabbed them.

    Something like Tron 2.0. I played the demo, thought "meh," and didn't even like NOLF2 from Monolith, but a lot of people say they love it and it's relatively short. Still, I can already guarantee it's going to be a 2-star game, so why bother?

    Fun fact: never been able to get past the first level of NOLF2. Sneaking around in first-person mode, combined with the fact that it's hard to shoot your way out of stuff after you're discovered, makes me lose interest pretty quick. It really seems like a waste, because it was supposed to be awesome, and yet I never want to get rid of it in the hopes that I'll actually get past the first level someday.

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