This is me thinking out load instead of sleeping. But I have wondered what others have
thought about the following topic...
I've spent the last eight years griping about my gaming backlog. I always have about a
dozen games on my shelf that I own, desperately want to play and yet I continue to buy
new ones, thus adding to my backlog. It's worse during Christmas and my birthday
because I usually get at least a few more games all at once. It always seems reading
comments from other gamers on the internet that so many of them seem to have time to
play the latest and greatest so immediately after they come out. I know not all gamers on
the internet are of the unemployed-living-in-their-parent's-basement species. How do they
have the time?
I live on my own (well with my fiance, but away from the 'rents) I have a couple of jobs
(don't ask. It's the starving artist life. I do a shit load of things that add up to a normal
work week). Life gets in the way and I go for (gasp) days without playing video games.
It occurred to me that the "problem" may be with me; I always like to complete the games
I don't have to be one of those crazy people that get 100% on everything (although I do
that sometimes). However I like to finish what I start. I've been working on Metroid Prime
3 for months because I have to finish the game. Personal things have prevented me from
finishing it sooner (First Mario Galaxy came out and I dropped everything. Then I went
home for Christmas, then I moved). It's important to me so I feel like I get the most out of
that gaming experience. Coupled with the fact that I play a lot of RPG's I spend forever on
But I wonder how important it is for the average gamer (or even hardcore gamer) to finish
a game. Do you get bored with the game and move on to something else? Do you ever go
back to the game? Do you remember what you were supposed to do? How does that
effect things? Is it better for gamers to try a lot of different games, or play fewer and focus
on beating the few you have? Or be crazy like me and realize that you may die before
finishing all the games in your collection?
What about you other DToid readers: Do you find yourself in an endless backlog? How
important is it for you to complete your games?