BlogIt occured to me a few days ago that I have far too many unfinished or even unplayed games. Yet despite these I have continued to purchase more? Why? This blog post will be a confession of the horrible atrocities I have committed.
A quick Steam count pegs me at 51 games (not including expansions and add-ons). Add that to a number of console titles and other PC games I have come up with these lists:
- Brütal Legend
- Demon's Souls
- Donkey Kong Country
- Dragon Age: Origins
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- Fallout 3
- Final Fantasy III (DS)
- Final Fantasy X-2
- Final Fantasy XII
- Final Fantasy XIII
- Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- Grand Theft Auto IV
- Grim Fandango
- Jade Empire
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
- Mass Effect
- Metroid Prime 2
- Mini Ninjas
- Naruto: The Broken Bond
- Silent Hill: Homecoming
- Shadow of Memories (Shadow of Destiny for you people in America)
- Splinter Cell
- Star Ocean: First Departure
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (stupid Star Destroyer)
- Super Mario Galaxy
- Valkyria Chronicles
My PlayStation 2 has a dead optical out port, so that's my excuse for the PS2 games. Half-Life Source has a very slow start which turned me off. (Shock someone said something bad about Half Life!) I cannot feel any desire to finish Twilight Princess, and I did get riiiight up to the end just before the boss.
Mass Effect is an ongoing process, as is Splinter Cell
So, I have decided to resume at least some of these titles. Yesterday I opened up Dragon Age: Origins to remember why I couldn't be bothered last time; the game has decided I'm not entitled to the premium content that came with my collector's edition. 2 hours comprising of working out how to uninstall a service in Windows 7 and re-install it via the command prompt I fixed the problem. Turns out moving my entire Steam data from one drive to another didn't suit the game well.
I'm really enjoying the game again, a wonderful blend of fantasy, violence, mature themes and a quality story/setting. What will happen with the rest of the games? I'll get there eventually. Full-time university and 2 full days of work a week leaves me pretty much the weekend for gaming/anime.
So, how many of you are in the same boat? Am I the only one with this issue? Do people put down games for other reasons than the fact that they suck?