Some time around the last Steam sale I knew I couldn’t keep buying games I never intend to play. Or, at least, do not have time for. If I cared about the game, I would have bought it sooner, really. Instead, all I could feel was the burden of games unfinished. The list of which was ever growing. So I decided to make a literal list of those unfinished games and try to beat them before moving on. Or at least make a good dent. And here is that list. My games of shame:
## Currently Playing - Uncharted Collection - Cave Story+ - Final Fantasy XV ## Never Finished - Last Guardian - Everybody's gone to the rapture - Witcher 3 - Forza Horizon 3 - Bastion - Sonic Generations - Dark souls - Bioshock - Skyrim - Planescape Torment - Torchlight 1&2 - Darksiders - GTA V - Sam & Max: Season 2 - Bioshock infinite - Final Fantasy VIII - Dungeon Siege - Fable 3 - LEGO Batman 2 - Lost Winds 1&2 - Mirror's Edge - Max Payne - Fallout 1&2 - 7th Guest
I started adding in estimated completion times to the games, but that got depressing.
I’ve had to be a bit ruthless with the list. All games are (relatively) new, or at least are still easily accessible (7th Guest). But I haven’t gone so far back as Dreamcast, SNES, etc… I can look into those another time.
I also allow myself to be playing a maximum of three games at a time. So, if one game does not appeal on any given game session (or the device is inaccessible…), then I can play one of the others. There is no particular order to the games, and they can be moved around at will.
I am, however, realistic when it comes to new releases. You have to want to play a game. So if something comes out I’m hyped about, then that might go straight to the top of the list (or if I get an urge to play a particular, existing game).
I also keep a list of game which I call ‘Eternals’. Games which can’t really be beaten, or those which I just like dipping back into:
## Eternals - Overwatch - Terraria - Titanfall 2 - Diablo 3 - Street Fighter V - Cities: Skylines
So there we have it. My games of shame.
I keep a record of what I’m currently playing and what I’ve recently beaten on the home page, if anyone cares. Anyway, gotta run. There are games to be played!