I’m still alive! I swear.
I read about a neat community collaboration over on Later Levels regarding gaming backlogs and while I don’t have much of a backlog myself I wanted to join in. If you’d like to read the post in question you can do so here.
Generally I try to avoid having a large backlog because I get very anxious about it. I know that’s weird, but it gives me the same feeling as when food goes bad in the fridge. It feels wasteful to have something sitting around going unused even if that something is an intangible piece of entertainment. With that out of the way let’s get into it.
A game you’re eager to play, but haven’t yet started
That’s a tough one. I have two games I haven’t yet started in my Steam library that I’m eager to begin. I suppose the one I’m more looking forward to is the critically acclaimed Disco Elysium. A friend of mine bought it for me during the Steam holiday sale after he played it. In his words, “the main character reminds me of you…or at least how you describe yourself.” Seems I’m in for a good time. Or maybe a horrible one. I tend to think characters I have a lot in common with are shitheads. I wonder why.
A game you’ve started several times but haven’t yet finished
No such game exists.
If I have tried to play a game and decided it wasn’t worth finishing I’ve put it down forever. When I was a younger and didn’t have disposable income I’d often attempt to beat games I’d put down, but I no longer have the luxury of time. As such if a game doesn’t gel with me I try to forget it exists in my library.
The most recent addition to your library
Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne.
I completed the story campaign in a little over a day (yes really) and have begun working my way toward the later endgame content, which is what I’m most interested in playing. I’m getting close, but I’m still not quite there.
The game which has spent the most time on your backlog
Given how I approach managing my backlog that’d be a two way tie between Felix the Reaper, a game which I intend to play together with Mir, and Virgo Versus the Zodiac. I bought both at the same time during the Steam Holiday sale last month. Hoping to have them sorted out before March, but who knows how long I’ll spend on Monster Hunter…again.
The person responsible for adding the most entries to your backlog
Is myself an acceptable answer? I spend a lot of time sifting through various information sources looking for interesting new games. It’s not easy, but it is often worth it. Plus I am the person who ultimately decides I’m going to play a game.
More seriously though, Get Indie Gaming and Mark Brown via Game Maker’s Toolkit. Both are Youtube channels the former of which makes lists of upcoming smaller titles or games that might have been missed in the flood of releases. The latter is a game design channel focused on highlighting and explaining interesting design decisions. Both are excellent ways of finding out about new games you may not have known existed and thus contribute to my backlog.
There you have it. That’s my backlog.
While my backlog may only be five games strong it was fun to participate with the broader community on this. Hopefully I’ll have something for March when the follow up to Love Your Backlog takes place. Again, please check out Kim’s post if you haven’t already and would like to get involved.