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.
We’ve made our lists, chosen our game, and now its time to start playing. But when? Do you wait until you’re “in the mood”? I say “no”. If you’re committed to beating your game backlog, you’re going to need a schedule. Continue reading “Beat Your Backlog Tip #5: Manage Your Game Time”
Perhaps one of the biggest challenges a gamer faces when confronted with too many choices is, what to play next. Whether you choose a game based on certain criteria or choose one at random is up to you. Here are some tips and tools to help you choose.
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You won’t be able to be a completionist on every game and that’s okay. Some games you won’t want to beat, and others may be nearly impossible to complete because of their open-ended nature. So, tip #3 to beat your game backlog is to determine your own goals.
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I discussed the first step to beat your backlog is to make a list. If you used one of the services I mentioned, then you have probably already begun to organize them in some way as well.
You are going to want to organize your games to make it easier to decide which games to play and when. Some criteria to organize by are: platform, genre, level of excitement, and completion progress.
Continue reading “Beat Your Backlog Tip #2: Organize Your Games”
What is How Long To Beat?
How Long To Beat is a game tracking website that compares your game times to other players’. How Long To Beat uses three metrics for the time a game takes to complete: Main Story, Main Story and Extras, and Completionist. They also offer a combined time. The accuracy of these times is determined by the site’s users.
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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 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”
What is Grouvee?
Grouvee.com is a website where you can catalogue, review, and organize your video game collection by adding games to virtual shelves. It uses the Giant Bomb database of games.
Continue reading “How to Organize Your Games With Grouvee”
Most tasks can feel daunting when we are about to start them. If you find your games collection unmanageable you might try first to organize your collection into more manageable chunks. I am going to show you how to organize your games with GOG. This functionality works on the website as well as in GOG Galaxy.
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