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RogerRoger

Welcome back to @Fight_Sora_Fight and @KALofKRYPTON (did you guys co-ordinate or something?).

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@Kidfried Makes total sense. With a movie, you know you're gonna give up three hours maximum, but often less; with books, you can see how thick they are and estimate based on your reading speed. Games are, by their nature, unknowns. I've often gotten frustrated with games I thought were six-hour blasts, only to discover that they're double or triple that (especially when, after four hours, I'd thought "this gameplay isn't grabbing me, but I've only got a couple more hours so I'll push on").

So I think, unless it's a launch title I've been eagerly anticipating, I'll definitely lean heavily on HLTB in future because, as @Rudy_Manchego says, length is no indicator of quality but even the most enjoyable of games can outstay their welcome when you're trying to schedule the rest of your life.

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Oh, and I'm glad I can stop banging the table now, @Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy (although now you're making me feel bad that I haven't gotten around to my own replay, despite saying "I should really replay Horizon at some point" for well over a year now)!

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger

Unlike @Fight_Sora_Fight - I have no other reasons than abject antisocial laziness and slight busying for being away...

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PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Well, I hope you're alright and it's great to see you back!

I'll leave the "big stuff" innuendo to the imagination of others.

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Rudy_Manchego

So odd topic so thought I would lob it in here. On the subject of backlogs. So anyway, I was prepping for an idea for a podcast episodes about an imaginary backlog related mental health disorder whereby people can't stop themselves in sales and amass huge backlog. It was looking to be a mockumentary style approach. Anyway, when I thought about it, I thought I would assess my own gaming backlog. Ended going up with Backloggery.com to go through my list.

Now I am very very luckly that I have multiple platforms and have had things like Gold on XB gifted to me. So i thought that I would go through my backlog and add up all the games that I could play. My ground rules were as follows:

1) Wouldn't include my retro collection of games or previous (ish) gen. There are some exceptions or borderline cases which I will come on ti.
2) If I paid for the game, it was included, be it physical or digital.
3) Subscriptions - If it was a gold game or PS Plus I have included it IF it is something I feel I would actually like to play. I have lots of random PS Vita and PS4 games which may be great but I have zero interest. Now whether I will play them over anything else is debatable but the aim is to say, what games could be considered a backlog.
4) Services like gamepass or the NES online sub thing for Switch were excluded at time of writing.
5) Under no circumstances would I tell my wife of the backlog size.

So anyway, I spent some time cataloguing and also listing all the games I have beaten overall for context.

The result? I have over 176 games I could possibly play across the following platforms: PS4, PS Vita, Switch, Wii U, 3DS, XB1 (inc backwards compat titles via gold). I also added GBA just because I had started 1 game.

In context, I think I have 'beaten' something like 100 odd games in the last 4 years and played another 30 odd.

Now I know this isn't necessarily important or indicative of how to play games or anything (or that beating a game means much really) but I was surprised just how much I had in my backlog. In fairness, I think I had bought or owned about 50 of that list, and many were from sales etc. But wow - what a list!

Now I may be an idiot, but there's one thing I am not sir, and that sir, is an idiot

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Rudy_Manchego

@kyleforrester87 Sorry but you need to come to terms with what happened. Not just burying it in a forum.

Now I may be an idiot, but there's one thing I am not sir, and that sir, is an idiot

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kyleforrester87

@Rudy_Manchego I probably complete 1/3 of the games I play these days. Some games start good, and drop off, and some games are just bad from the get go - I don't force myself to see them through.

I don't mind watching a bad film to completion, but theirs just no way I'm investing 50 hours into a poor JRPG.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Oooh is that The Legend Of Kyle & The Lampshade Of No Real Signficance you're playing there @kyleforrester87 ?

(Bad joke and no idea what Zelda it actually is 😂... Looks pretty nice though!)


.... I think my backlog is maybe only 4 games from over the years that I've just not really got round to beating/got fully in the mood for @Rudy_Manchego

  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Breath Of Fire: Dragon Quarter
  • Transformers (The Atari one for ps2)
  • Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

Breath Of Fire, Transformers and Tenchu I got in a 4 for £5 deal at some local game shop with Sonic Heroes a few years back

Wouldn't mind that list of 176 games of yours though!

Edited on by Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Ya don't need to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all ya need is something simple, like someone to take care of - Aigis Persona 3

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

I DO need to replay it sometime actually @kyleforrester87

And yeah I don't purchase a whole lot of games, especially in the last few years when I moved up from Teaching Assistant to Teacher. That is technically the entireity of my backlog

Plus I admittedly like revisiting my older games quite a bit!

Ya don't need to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all ya need is something simple, like someone to take care of - Aigis Persona 3

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》My No Commentary PS4 Youtube Channel《

Rudy_Manchego

@kyleforrester87 I have had to learn to be a bit more like that. There are a few games I played to completion, just because I had started it but now I will quit. For example, I wasn't going anywhere with Sekiro so stopped it.

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Wow that is impressive to keep things moving on the backlog. It is probably the better way to be rather than constantly collecting.

Now I may be an idiot, but there's one thing I am not sir, and that sir, is an idiot

https://jambags.co.uk

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Proabably @Rudy_Manchego , but at least if If you fancy a change of pace you've got 175 other games to choose from!

I have four five (I forgot about Wild Arms 3 on PS4) that I haven't beat and about a hundred in my collection I've probably already played through at least twice each :')


Also might as well reply here to you seeing as I already a, rather then spread it out into the games you've beat topic too

I would try and borrow a PSVR unit if I can but the only other people I know who game is my nineteen year old daughter who doesn't have one & is halfway across the country at uni and a 25 year old colleague from work who's very casual about it.

Plus even if they did have one I'd feel a bit sad asking them seeing as I'm 13 years older then them 😅

So... C'est la vie!

But hey when the PS5 pops round maybe there'll be a PS-VR 2 and I'll be able to snag the original on the cheap

Edited on by Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Ya don't need to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all ya need is something simple, like someone to take care of - Aigis Persona 3

PSN:GoddessFoxy-E

》My No Commentary PS4 Youtube Channel《

Rudy_Manchego

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Don’t worry, I know no one in easily commutable distance with a PSVR or even remotely similar gaming tastes. It is why things forums like Push Square are so awesome!

Now I may be an idiot, but there's one thing I am not sir, and that sir, is an idiot

https://jambags.co.uk

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Ha ha Definitely @Rudy_Manchego

Just wished I'd found this place a bit sooner (Well... Realised there was a forum section at least, I'd known of PushSquare for a while!)

Never joined any other ones as they were a bit much... Push Square is pretty chill and friendly I really like that about this place

So thanks all of ya (Roger, Kyle, Ralizah, Solution, Kidfried, Johnny, Kal, Frigate, Noisy, Gremio, mooky, KratosMD + others I can't think of at the moment) for making me feel welcome!

Edited on by Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Ya don't need to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all ya need is something simple, like someone to take care of - Aigis Persona 3

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》My No Commentary PS4 Youtube Channel《

JohnnyShoulder

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy That is what drew me to this place too, I was looking for a forum after one closed down and this had a similar vibe. Other sites were either too busy or toxic for much liking. Glad you are enjoying your time here!

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

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