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Topic: Find out just how long your backlog will take to complete

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hellje

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In the last couple of days I was thinking about how many games I've amassed and how I have so little/not enough time to actually play them. Then I found this site:
http://www.howlongtobeat.com/
I don't know if the data is accurate but by using mostly the "main+extra" estimate (because I never do the main quest only) and reducing the numbers according to the progress I've made (if any) into a certain game, I've come up with an astounding number of hours I have yet to invest if I am to complete all the games in my library. It's a little discouraging yet encouraging at the same time. I don't know if I'm going to have so much time but it's also nice to know you have thousands of hours of fun waiting for you. Literally in the thousands - ~590 on the Wii, ~305 on VC and ~150 on GC. And I'm missing some heavy hitters like Xenoblade Chronicles (100+ hours), Paper Mario:TTYD (40), Last Story (25), Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (37), Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (66) and others.
From what I remember, now that Nintendo Channel is down, I've played some of the games for many more hour than what the site says. For example Skyward Sword and Super Metroid - I've finished SS in a cool 100 hours and the estimate is 46, and I remember playing Metroid for almost 30 hours total when even the "completionist" estimate is 8 hours. Zack and Wiki too. I've managed to beat it around the 30 hour mark when the "main+extra" is 17. This probably means that I'm taking my time and those 1000+ hours could easily become 2000. 83 full days of non-stop gaming. Now for some fun math. I can set aside one or two hours a day during the week and 3-4-5 during the weekend. This makes around 20 hours a week at max. At that rate, without buying new games or replaying the ones I have, I'll complete my backlog in 100 weeks or 2 years. That's... just great.

Let me know what you think about that. If you have a few moments, find out how much time completing your library is going to take and post it here, too.
Do you have the time to play your games?

Edited on by hellje

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Gold

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2,000 hours for you, and a Wiimote in your hands. 2,000 hours later, I'm sure a button is broke and your Wii mote is very sweaty.

On a more serious note, all my games would take (estimate because I made a mistake) 500-800 hours.

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BiboJim

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I know I've taken much longer on Zelda games when I've wandered around for hours trying to figure out what I'm supposed to do next or find. I've grown less patient and will give in and look at walkthroughs online for hints.

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hellje

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@Gold - Joke aside, I already consider stocking up on remotes (I already have 4, but sill...) and consoles because I can't believe that little console has that much life in it. Right now you can get a backup one for 20 bucks which is dirt cheap.

@BiboJim - I too can't believe how Skyward Sword can be beaten for the first time for 45 hours. You have to skip parts and hurry which is not really the point for me.

Edited on by hellje

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