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Th3solution

@RogerRoger @JohnnyShoulder I can understand your approach. It’s quite a mass of fluff having all these worthless games on there. Yeah, I think my library has over 200 or so games just on PS4, not counting PS3 and Vita. I’ll actually play a small fraction of those.

Incidentally @RogerRoger after you wrote that about having 52 games in your backlog, I counted my list and came up with about 42.
...yes, I keep a very similar document with a list of all the games that I remotely am considering playing, and I have them in a rough ranking of order, separated by console, and ... yes, marked with certain mark by them to indicate if they have been started or another mark if they are on my ‘next up’ list. I keep my PS Plus freebies that I am curious to play in a separate section of the list, until they graduate into the master list to be played.
For example, here is a section of my PS Plus 2nd tier backlog - Beyond Two Souls, Valiant Hearts, Rime, Yakuza Kiwami, Bound, Knack, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Just Cause 3, Mad Max, Absolver, Mafia 3, Iconoclasts, The Witness, Soma ...
In my ‘currently playing’ list of about 10 games I have started include a few PS Plus games from recent to remote - Borderlands Handsome Collection, and Rayman Legends ... and maybe I’ll return to Sonic Mania one day 😅.
I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one with an obsessive need to keep lists 😜

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution I spend most of my working day looking at lists and spreadsheets, so I try to stay away from all that stuff when I'm not working! To me that's sounds like a chore and takes away the fun of gaming.

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Kidfried

@Th3solution @RogerRoger Such big numbers. Currently I'm playing three games, with a backlog of less than 10. I don't keep track of them really, so I keep forgetting they're in my backlog at all. A game like Furi for example, that I still want to finish, but just keep kind of forgetting about.

Kidfried

Rudy_Manchego

I hate to think the size of my backlog. I would guess though that it is well over 100 if you include PS Plus and Xbox Gold games. Though to be honest, I often redeem those games, even if they aren't high on my play list.

At a quick count, not including my retro collection, I probably have 40 odd 'bought' games. I am a bit of a collector though in some ways, for example I own all the Dark Souls games but haven't completed the first yet.

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Th3solution

@JohnnyShoulder Yeah, it just kind of evolved into this living document that I update every time new PS Plus games come out and anytime I buy a new game. Also included in the document is a section of games coming out that I have interest in, or even games that are already out that I’m keeping an eye on for a rainy day or when they might go on sale. In some skewed sort of way, I really enjoy keeping up with the list and categorizing the games. You should see my sock drawer. 😂

@Kidfried I track pretty much all the games I’ve — started and plan to return to, started and probably won’t return to, have and plan to play soon, have and plan to play remotely, plan to buy, or even have just an inkling to purchase. With the sheer volume of PS Plus games, it’s the only way I can keep up with the 10-20% of them that are worth revisiting. Like you say, it is easy to forget what’s in my library, and so it’s just easier to pull up my phone and check my list. It also helps us I have an upcoming open weekend to look at the list and see where my mood is heading and so I can download the games so I’m ready ahead of time for when I can game. Like Furi for you, I have several PS Plus nuggets deep in there that I know I need to get to when I’m in the mood. The Witness, for example, which I know is a favorite, is one I need to play but I’m waiting for the right time since it’s very much a niche game. Two that I recently finished from my Plus backlog are Velocity 2X and Transistor, both of which sat there for a really long time but eventually I had the mood for them and I did complete them and enjoyed each in their own way. Rayman Legends is another of my Plus games that I’m so glad I finally pulled out of hibernation and is a great ‘drop in, drop out’ game that I play here and there.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

RogerRoger

@JohnnyShoulder That's quite a large Library vs. Games Played discrepancy! I think a more generous approach to PS Plus would make mine similar. I'm quite glad that my PS4 profile page only lists PS4 games with a total (currently in the high seventies) because if it included all of my PS3 games, or somehow counted all PlayStation games I've ever played, I think the number would make me feint.

@Th3solution Why am I not surprised? We're so alike!

Although I'm ashamed to admit that your list is more detailed / layered than mine. I've just got alphabetical lists, divided by console. A red marker means "not started" whilst amber means "in progress" (currently got seven of them, although some of those are because I'm waiting on forthcoming DLC and others are just "could go back for an easy platinum") and green, obviously, means that I've completed it. Since my mood is a movable feast, I couldn't possibly rank them in order of preference; I just know that there are some bigger games that'll take priority, as well as new releases I pre-order. Means I can scan down when I'm between games and go "oh yeah, forgot about that" to hopefully keep things fresh.

Just get RiME out of that second tier, gosh darn it.

@Kidfried You're living the dream. One day I'll get there (he says, hopelessly optimistically).

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Kidfried

@Th3solution Transistor is the game that might have been the longest in my backlog. And I was constantly saying to myself "i'll get back to it... some day"

In the end I did finish it and thought to myself 'that was hardly worth it' and continued on with my life.

(Also, I don't consider games part of my backlog that I don't like, even though I might have bought them or tried them through PS Plus. For instance, you'll find Just Cause 3 and Claire on my PSN profile. Only played those games for an hour and have no incentive to pick them up ever again.)

Kidfried

RogerRoger

@Kidfried ...but... but... in Just Cause 3 you can blow stuff up real good!

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Th3solution

@Kidfried Yeah, I have tried to be more honest with myself on some of those games that I just am not enjoying and need to cross off if they don’t sell me on their content in the first couple hours. I have some of those too. Transistor took me a while, but in the end, I finished it and felt it a decent experience. Perhaps over-rated, but I didn’t feel it a waste. Now Drawn to Death on the other hand....

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Thrillho

@RogerRoger You know how you said you liked fun but shallow experiences? JC3 must be the best example of that ever!

Thrillho

RogerRoger

@Thrillho That'd be why I spent nearly a hundred hours on it, then.

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Kidfried

I got about 45 euro worth out of the PS Plus subscription for 2019. Thats... not a lot.

That being said, I did renew my Plus subscription this weekend (discounted at 45), hoping for a better year with the service. I'm not holding my breath really.

It's a "one more year" for me kinda thing. And we'll see if I get my money's worth next year, and otherwise I'm going to cancel it.

Kidfried

Arugula

Mine is up for renewal is June I think and the monthly "free" games provided are often pretty worthless to me and I very rarely play online. The main value I get from it is the + discounts in sales which probably isn't worth it though I'd have to crunch numbers. It's probably a balance whether it's worth it to me or not. Some days I feel it is, others not so much. I'm looking forward to some + related announcements on PS5 next year, that'll clear the fog somewhat.

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Jaz007

I bought a year today 12/1/19, and it hadn’t expired yet, and it said next renewal date was 11/25/20, which not only doesn’t include my remaining Plus, but also it’s the a full year. I’ll double check it when I get home, but did anyone else have this?

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Th3solution

@Jaz007 That’s strange - it definitely should just tack an extra 12 months added to your current sub. I’ve not done it recently, but when I got a year sub to add on during days of play it just extended out my expiration date into 2021, no problem. Hopefully it’s just a glitch and when you recheck it then it’ll be fixed.

On a separate note about looking back on 2019 PS Plus in review, it was a decent year overall, but a little weaker than last year. I count 7 PS Plus games that I have played or will play. Not bad. Another 6 or so that were great games that I’d highly recommend but already own. So it’s not a terrible deal for $45 a year (if you get it on sale, which I try to do), which is less than the cost of one new game.

I definitely encourage anyone remotely interested to try Titanfall 2, by the way. I bought it and played it a month or two ago and it was an 8 hours well spent.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Thrillho

Mine is always up for renewal around this time of year so I always get it discounted in Black Friday sales.

I'd guess there's 11 games this year I downloaded but not played them all, and there's certainly a few I already had (I'm looking at you June). There's still some from last year I'm playing too so with the discounts as well, it probably still works out for me.

Thrillho

Jaz007

@Th3solution I checked the number of days left and it had a little over a year like it should. So yeah, not sure it said that when I bought it.
And yeah, the year’s been weaker. Less game is a notable part of the problem as it’s harder to see indie delights now. For Honor and COD:MW were some highlights. I ended up playing For Honor for over a hundred hours, so it kind of feels like it made Plus to an extent for me this year.

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