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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2014, 04:19:03 PM »

I've got some stuffs that I will likely never beat. Like Armored Core games or Gundam Crossfire, because unfortunately I was not blessed with the skills of being able to play mecha sims, no matter how much I wanted to. The other is fighting games (sorry blazblue). I've got some (physical) RPG backlog that I'd like to clear though:

Atelier Rorona Plus
Fallout Collection
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Grandia
Persona 3 FES
Tales of Symphonia: DotNW (Chronicles version)
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria

Unfortunately I hit a huge RPG block after beating 9 RPGs earlier this year and still haven't recuperated. I have an annual goal of 10 RPGs and I guess I overdid it a little. I'm quite happy if I can clear even one of these this year and maybe 2 during the next. After all, I'd have played them ages ago already if I really wanted to.
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2014, 04:42:59 PM »

According to howlongtobeat.com if I play all of my backlogged games 3 hours a day, every day, until they are all finished, I'll emerge triumphant just in time for Christmas 2020.  yeesh

I've been looking up my back log on howlongtobeat.com too.  Most of them are pretty standard fair (10-30 hrs) the one that actually terrifies me is Dragon Warrior VII . . . 104 hours . . . for the main story . . . oh god, what have I gotten myself into >_<
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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2014, 09:54:41 PM »

This sort of happened to me in late 2010 or early 2011.  That's when I started writing down lists of games I finished on the year - first in my university's gaming club's forums, and eventually on my own blog.  I started the Completion List 2013 and 2014 threads here as a companion to that more personal thing.  My backlog is worse than yours (but maybe not as bad as some of the others alluded to here), but setting goals and making lists has done very well for me. 

...but I still buy games.  It's my hobby and my obsession.  No way I'm quitting game-buying, with Dragon Age III and Persona 5 on the horizon. 
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2014, 07:31:28 AM »

Tales of Symphonia: DotNW (Chronicles version)
Just pretend this one does not exist. You'll be happier. Tempted to say the same for Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, but its loli-stalker ending does not compare with the horror that is DotNW.
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2014, 10:30:24 AM »

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...but I still buy games.  It's my hobby and my obsession.  No way I'm quitting game-buying, with Dragon Age III and Persona 5 on the horizon. 

It's the same for me. I know I have many good games in my backlog (which was 46 titles long last time I checked) that deserve to be played, but there are also plenty games I look forward to or want to play but haven't bought yet. My solution is balance.

-I play most new game very soon after they come out. Having to review many of them helps a lot.

-When new releases are slow, I buy games I've wanted to play for some time now on Steam. My rule here is that the games need to be on sale and that they must have been on my wishlist for atleast some time. Impulse buys are strictly forbidden. In the past three months I bought 20 games on Steam, I've played through 18 of them thus far.

-Nothing new on the horizon and no Steam sales to take advantage off? Then it's time to play something I've had for years. I try to go through 2-3 games from the deep end of my backlog every year. Slow and steady.

Over at another forum we have a list similar to the completion list here but with one important difference: you list the games you bought as well. Finish a game and you get a point, buy one and you lose one. The goal is to end the year with a positive score. I'm -3 right now, because of several new releases (Xillia 2, Danganronpa 2) and those two Steam games. My best score was +4, somewhere in April.
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2014, 02:14:42 PM »

Just pretend this one does not exist. You'll be happier. Tempted to say the same for Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, but its loli-stalker ending does not compare with the horror that is DotNW.

Interesting. I did manage to beat stuff like vanilla Neptunia though, so I think I'll at least try it. Not sure about VP, but my tastes have changed since the time I bought it. I think I might be able to appreciate it now from a game design and aesthetic standpoint. Tri-ace (and sometimes SEGA) games give me this good vibe that I can't quite explain.
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2014, 04:00:43 PM »

Both games have pretty fun battle systems, so there's that too. It's the main reason I can't really hate DotNW. (The second reason being that Richter is kinda hot. What, no one said I had to have good reasons to like it!)
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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2014, 11:13:16 AM »

I need to start making a dent into my backlog. I don't even count my steam library as part of it. Bundles have increased it by a horrible amount. I am thinking of trying to make it a goal to beat at least one PS1 game and one PS2 game a year and replace them with a newer console/handheld once I have cleared all of them. I might try something like Klyde and set aside the weekend gaming time for them.





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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2014, 05:02:31 PM »

This thread has inspired me to go through my massive collection of games across almost a dozen systems and weed out things I am almost certain I will never play.  So far I've put The Legend of Mana (PSX), Arc the Lad: End of Darkness (PS2), Albert Odyssey (Saturn), Dragon Force (Saturn), Burning Rangers (Saturn), Stella Dues: The Gate of Eternity (PS2...I have given this game more than a few chances and it just never stuck), All 3 of the Atelier Iris games (PS2), both of the Mana Khemia games (PS2), Tales of Symphonia (GCN, I just bought chronicles for the PS3 even though Í've never so much as put the gamecube version into the console), Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GCN), Ikaruga (GCN..why did I buy so many rail shooters?? I am terrible at rail shooters), Baiten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GCN, loved the prequel though), and every DS game I own except for the World Ends Tomorrow, 999, and radiant history (almost 2 dozen titles), Oddworld 1 and 2 (PSX), Saiyuki: Journey West (PSX), Silent Hill (PSX), Vandal Hearts I and II (PSX), Vanguard Bandits (PSX), and all 3 Xenosaga games (PS2) up for sale. 

And yet, I still can't bring myself to part with Unlimited SaGa or Tales of Legendia even though both are pretty much universally reviled. 

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« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2014, 05:09:25 PM »

I'm usually pretty good with finishing the games I get, but I noticed recently I don't have as much motivation to finish handheld games. I still have the 3DS Harvest Moon and Project X Zone to finish and just can't motivate myself to get the to end. The later stages in X Zone just have a billion mooks to kill and each stage takes like an hour, maybe I'll break it down into chunks and play half a stage a day. Also, Curtain Call coming out soon and so's Destiny.
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