I try to play a variety of games across various systems. This has meant that my games list has grown and the games I own now take up an increasing amount of space. I keep track of what I own but not what I have actually played of this. Add to this complication the fact that Player 2 owns games separately which are now completely mixed in and some don’t exactly appeal to me. So, what stands on my backlog? Well too many games (for my liking) if I’m completely honest. I haven’t counted them but I would imagine it is not a number I want to know.
Some games that I have not started or spent a really short time on… one day!
Part of my issue is time. I just don’t have time to play, particularly recently time has been getting tighter. My work-life balance is a bit of a joke and with lots of adult responsibilities being added to my existing list of responsibilities recently I just don’t have time. If I do have time, sometimes I find that I just don’t have the energy to play because so much has been going on. A few years ago, with less responsibilities I could finish (or at least start) more games, and a bigger variety of games, but now this is not really a possibility. I wish I had more time to play these days.
So in some ways the backlog has slowly grown, creeping up on myself because of the time factor. In some ways with another Player’s games being joined with mine other games to add to it have found me without me trying. That side is a bit more troublesome as you then find games that you didn’t necessarily consider when looking yourself, but now look really interesting. So onto the backlog they go. Then we look at free games, Games with Gold, PS Plus, On The House games from Origin etc all add in if you spot a game you want (and it’s free so no big deal, right?). Yet they add another game to the pile so quickly without much notice.
I still buy games I want to play despite knowing that these will likely sit for a while before I have a chance to play them, and this makes the backlog seem worse. Although I am generally not too bad with this due to budgets and honestly, I don’t often have the time to even browse for games in stores or online. The budget aspect does help as I play more of what I already have whilst being less distracted by new games and therefore can work on combating the backlog. I’m hoping that with the upcoming festive period and some time off I might get a chance to play more.
So, how do you cope with your backlog? Do you have a backlog of games waiting to be played? How many games roughly are there sat in your backlog? Let me know in the comments.