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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

Been debating this for some time now. I am 34 and still enjoy gaming BUT when I fire up steam or any other platform and see all those amazing games I purchased and will never play, it just kills my enthusiasm to play video games at that moment and make me watch a movie or a TV Show.

I am wondering if you guys have this "first world problem" as well in your life?

Sometimes I feel like just installing Battle.net and play their games only.

FPS? Check
RTS? Check
Dungeon Crawler? Check....
Wait until they allow to give away items from Steam library like you freakin' can with hardware CD/DVD/BD copies frown.gif

I'm rather the opposite I don't buy games until I really really want to play them. Not just OMG new game I have to buy it.
post #12 of 21
No, mainly because I dont have a backlog of games. Everything I bought is something that I have eventually played and completed. I never purchase games which I know I wont be playing, no matter their discount and recommendations.
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post #13 of 21
Yeah, too many options, can't be bothered to decide, will just watch youtube or netflix instead.
post #14 of 21
I have been ploughing through my backlog all year.
Internet has been worse than usual recently, Telstra "are working to resolve the issue" and have been for months.
So I have been playing much less online time hungry games and playing the single player games I have purchased over the years.
And honestly I have been having a blast, had to find and connect the old external 5.25 drive for a couple even lol.

So many great games I have had sitting here and just never got around to.


So answer to backlog is terrible ISP it seems biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 21
Backlog consists of the following:

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen - 9 hours in, level 17 Magick Archer. Will come back to it in due time.

Witcher 3 - Tried 3 playthroughs since purchasing it over the holidays, total of 11.9 hours in... just can't get into it. Don't know why.

Fallout 4 - Still haven't played the DLC I paid 25 bucks for (Season pass deal on Greenmangaming a few months back). Trying to get back into the game.

Grim Dawn - 11 hours in, just fell off the wagon into the backlog for no reason.

Divinity Original Sin - 17 hours in. Same problem as the Witcher 3.

Got more, but it's a pain to type on tablet touch keyboard.
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I also have a lot of games purchased/downloaded I have yet to really play. I keep telling myself that I'll play them when I'm not in the mood for online games. When that actually happens though, I much rather play-through games of my childhood instead, I recently repaired a PS2 slim from a local hock shop so I can play through FF IX and Star Ocean in their original experience.
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post #17 of 21
It's called "getting old" biggrin.gif

Seems like everybody gets this feeling when they pass 30 year and a bit older smile.gif

Just buying stuff because you can now '(cause you got money) but excually not getting the pleasure feeling from it...

Also when you were younger, you had nothing to think about. You tought the world was yours, but then it got sjhaken up by something called... reallity biggrin.gif


Anyway you might get a bit depressed, but just carry on, you'll make it like we all did smile.gif


At least all the above is how I felt!


EDIT: also I believe there are other threads about this "feeling" on OCN smile.gif
Edited by ASUSfreak - 9/28/16 at 8:06am
   
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post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by XenoRad View Post

My current backlog looks like:

ARMA 3 - just started the campaign

Be warned, ArmA 3 is less of a backlog and campaign game (although the campaign is now pretty good for what it is) and more of an occasional game or a consistently played game. That whole franchise is unlike everything else out there. Creating your own missions via the editor, especially with that lovely new 3D editor, is a major highlight for most old school ArmA players while new school kids play in modded servers on custom game modes.
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I've never really felt there was such a thing as too many options.
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I find that the best way to slog through your backlog is to allocate a specific number of hours to each individual game in your backlog. Lets say for example, that you want to finish Dragon Age Origins, (awakening wont be included here), since it's an rpg type of game, with loads of dialogues and side quests to get through, 2 hours per day would be plenty. However, if it was a game like Bit.trip runner, or trine 2, you can put alot less time into that genre and still have made a decent amount of progression.

A good example could be something like this:

dragon age origins: 2 hours
the witcher 1: 2 hours
trine 2: 60 minutes.

Once you finish playing a game for a specific amount of hours, switch over to a game that isn't in your backlog to keep things refreshing: Like an mmo you play nightly, or a online competitive shooter like cs.
Edited by Saq - 9/28/16 at 7:34pm
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