Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Backlog Meltdown

So along with the inner debate that I posted about yesterday, I've also had this overwhelming desire to try and cut down on the backlog of games that I have waiting for me to play. Limiting my game purchases and cancelling my TOR sub are two ways I've helped kick start that plan. The one monkey wrench in the whole plan really is there are some games I would really like to go back and play.

I've come up with some lose guidelines to help with the whole process, you know, to help give me some structure this this otherwise silly obsession. At this moment I'm starting with games I currently have installed on my computer in order to keep myself from going crazy with the downloads. Also, some strategy games are going to be excluded from this project. The reason being that some of the strategy games I have require a great deal of time invested to learn and be able to play with some degree of success.

All this seems silly right? I've recognized that I have a spending problem when it comes to games. I also have a big problem with procrastination and using my time wisely, hence the backlog. You know I bought Onimusha for the PS2 on day one and I have yet to actually play the game? I still have it, and someday I'll get to it, but that's just an example of what I'm talking about.

This past week the worst possible thing happened - the Steam Summer sale. Massive sales on so many games that I could at some point play is like kryptonite to Superman. But I exercised some self control and made it out safely with less than forty bucks spent!

The four games I did pick up where Fable III, The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, and Machinarium. All four of these games I've really wanted for quite sometime and with the massive discount I figured now was as good of a time to pick them up. Not too bad if I say myself. I also purchased some DLC for a few games, something I'm sure I didn't need, but it was cheap!

The first game I decided to kick off this backlog meltdown was FEAR 3. Now I've played it before and finished it twice, and the only reason it was on the hard drive now was because I had a friend who wanted to play some coop, but they have unfortunately been addicted to Mass Effect 3 multiplayer.

FEAR 3 isn't nearly as spooky as the past two in the franchise, but it's a really good shooter that has just a few frustrating parts. Playing as Pointman gives you the typical FPS experience while playing as Paxton Fettel is where the fun really is at! Nothing is more fun then suspending an enemy up in the air and with the clench of your fist, you shatter them into a mist of blood and bone. It's pretty awesome!

So FEAR 3 is done and next on the list is....well I'm not sure. I was thinking of Kingdoms of Amalur for some RPG goodness, but the game is so generic and just way too long. I have Max Payne 3, Binary Domain, Modern Warfare 1-2-3, Arma II and even Battlefield 3 to choose from. The list is a little heavy on the shooter side, but it's a start.


pitrelli said...

Fable 3 tempted me but I finally got round to buying arkham city so want to finish that first. I'm hoping it will take me close to gw2 launch but I'll see.

Jayedub said...

Arkham City is a fairly lengthy game, specially if you are going to try out the challenges. I don't think it's as good as the first game, but it's pretty good. My only advice would be to make use of all of your gadgets, cause if you don't the game will be a bit frustrating. I know it was for me at first.