When you’re finally ready to play a game you’re going to want to spend as much of that time playing as possible. And you’re going to want to make it count. Don’t waste your game time.
- Don’t spend time doing side quests if your goal is to complete the main story. Stay on task and save the DLC for later.
- Don’t waste time trying every possible combination if you’re stuck. Embrace assistance by reading an FAQ or watching a walkthrough video.
- Do play on easy difficulty, if you’re not in it for the challenge. You’ll get through the game faster and still be able to enjoy it.
- Don’t get distracted and don’t multitask. You’ll get less done and gain less enjoyment from it.
- Do prepare for future sessions by taking notes.
I have chosen 25 games I want to play for the entire year. I made great progress on my schedule last year, completing 11 out of 15.
I am going to concentrate on playing my Playstation 2 games, completing some games I’ve already started, and some that I just really want to play.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Steam, Action-Adventure)
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2, TRPG)
Project Eden (PS2, Action-Adventure)
The Last Express (GOG, Adventure)
- Geneforge (GOG, RPG/Strategy)
- Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2, TRPG)
- X: Beyond The Frontier (Steam, Simulation)
Uplink (GOG, Strategy)
BloodRayne (PS2, Action)
- Crazy Taxi (PS2, Simulation)
- Torchlight 2 (PC, ARPG)
- Treasure Adventure Game (GOG, Adventure)
- Beyond Good & Evil (GOG/PS2, Action)
- Titan Quest (Steam, ARPG)
- StarCraft (PC, RTS)
- PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords (Steam, RPG/Strategy)
- Neverwinter Nights (GOG, RPG)
- Fable II (Xbox 360, Adventure/Action RPG)
- Death Spank (Steam, ARPG)
- Might & Magic X – Legacy (Steam, TRPG)
- Thief Gold (Steam, Action)
- Valhalla Classics (PC, Adventure)
- Darkstar One (GOG, Simulation)
- Overlord (Steam/Xbox 360, Action)
- Dishonored (Steam, Action)
One of the most important tips to beat your game backlog is to make a list of all of the games on your game backlog. Knowing what is in your backlog is important to keep you motivated and to keep you from making bad decisions, like buying two copies of the same game.
During this process, you may want to get rid of the games that you know you will never finish. You will also want to track your progress for each of these games.
Continue reading “Beat Your Backlog Tip #1: Make a List”
Grouvee.com is a website where you can catalogue, review, and organize your video game collection by adding games to virtual shelves. In a previous article, I went through a number of its features. Here I am going to explain how to use the manual sorting feature on Grouvee. Continue reading “How to Use Manual Sorting with Grouvee”
This month I reevaluated a few games on my list.
Continue reading “Game Backlog Reevaluation”
A quarterly review of my game backlog progress. Progress has slowed down as I begin to tackle longer and more obscure games. I am, however, optimistic.
Continue reading “September 2018 Backloggery Status”
I completed BloodRayne in August 2018 using God mode. I will continue to play Geneforge and start playing Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories.
I will continue playing BloodRayne and Geneforge.
I enabled God mode in BloodRayne and finished the second act. I am also making progress in Geneforge.
Continue reading “July 2018 Progress”
I will continue playing BloodRayne and Crazy Taxi and start Geneforge.
A quarterly review of my progress through my game backlog. Continue reading “June 2018 Backloggery Status”