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TheJGG

ThanosReXXX wrote:

@TheJGG Well, agree to disagree, I'd say. I wouldn't even know where to begin. Ever since the N64, my game buying frequency has always FAR surpassed the amount of time that I actually played these titles, and with each new console or handheld I got, that behavior multiplied by a factor, and again, and again, so by now, we're talking about probably something close to a 1000 titles that I've only ever playtested and/or haven't completely finished and never got back to, because.... well, there were newer games to buy and play.

And in my circle of friends, and probably in many other people's circles, you play what your friends play, especially when it's online, and other than that, my usual rule is to AT LEAST buy all the titles that belong to a platform or who are unique to that platform. Basically the game collecting version of "you can't go to Paris and NOT go and see the Eiffel Tower" (or any other kind of must-see location in whatever city or country).

So, long story short: I'll NEVER be able to finish all of these games, even if I wanted to, but on the upside, at least I'll always have plenty to choose from and to play...

Oh hell... that's a LOT of games. I'll personally call a console generation a flying success if I manage to play fifty games. I really like appreciating the games I buy, and it's nice to see my Switch playtime skyrocket during a particularly long session. It feels rewarding and at times it's a bragging right.

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gcunit

I picked up this totally arbitrary target of getting at least 1 hour's play for every pound spent for every game I buy. If I haven't achieved that with a game, then I'm not done with it yet. And no, that target does not adjust with inflation.

It does leave me with a tough ask on that Limited Edition copy of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water I bought not too long ago 🤣

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Dogorilla

@gcunit I sort of try to do that as well, although I usually find most games work out that way just by getting to the end. I think the best value game I've bought by that metric is Super Metroid when it was on sale for 30p on Wii U. It took me nearly 20 hours to finish the game so that's about 60 hours per pound!

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Summer235

I have a lot. I don't have an exact number, but my biggest backlog is for my PC and shortest is my Switch. I've also made a list of games from my childhood/teen years that I never completed (Most are from the Gamecube, Wii, Playstation, and even some N64) and those are at the top.

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judaspete

Between things I bought cheep over the years, and free games on PC, I think there are more games in my collection that I have never touched than there are games I have played.

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ThanosReXXX

@TheJGG Ah, yes.... bragging rights. At my age, I couldn't give a flying f*** about such highly disposable glory like play time or bragging rights. Life is not about that, and gaming is, or perhaps I should say should not be about ticking boxes on a check list with achievements or trophies. It should solely be about leisure time entertainment, and fun. Basically what gcunit said on page 1 in comment #16...

Once gaming becomes a dedicated task or chore, that will be the day that I'm going to check out. Like some other smart people in this thread have said, I like having the choice of what to play, and therefore I'll keep buying titles, and I'll keep adding to my back log. Probably til the day I day or until I am physically unable to play games anymore.

When I was in my 20's, I used to think I'd be way past done with silly hobbies like gaming at my current age, but fast forward 30 years, and whaddaya know? Still gaming to this day, and still loving it, although I do spend FAR less time on it, because I realize and recognize that there's more important, real world things to do and take care off.

So, it has largely boiled down to the odd weekend of gaming. On week days, I'm usually too tired from work, or I just don't feel like it and rather watch TV or stream something while lounging in my comfy chair.

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TheJGG

@ThanosReXXX You and gcunit are absolutely right. I don’t see it as a chore or a checklist yet, when buying a game I prefer to buy longer games. When my time becomes busier and more precious I imagine this will change but story heavy 80 hour RPGs have always been my thing.

On the opposite side I wouldn’t see video games as a collector’s item first. They can be and that’s fine but I find it next to absurd to buy a game for the sole purpose of putting it on a shelf. Nowadays buying a video game once a month gives me time to love each game, and give it its due diligence.

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ThanosReXXX

@TheJGG Don't get me wrong: I'd actually LOVE/like to play more time intensive games, but over the last couple of years, I've already dropped out of several, because they just couldn't hold my attention anymore and/or because of all the aforementioned reasons, so nowadays, I'm looking for games that can be completed in short sessions, or that have short levels so I can at least make some progress in the space of a couple of months.

As for the collecting comment: I never just collect. I've actually played ALL of my games, except most of them just the intro or the first level or two. And once you own something, YOU can decide when to give a game the time it deserves, so it's a win/win. At least I'll never have to regret missing out on a game that I should have bought all those years ago and that can now only be bought by taking a second mortgage on my house...

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Matt_Barber

I'll take a game that's four hours of fun over four hundred of grinding.

It's not like you can't re-start a game if you still want to keep playing it, after all.

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MsJubilee

No so big, to be honest. I used my Memorial weekend to cross out a ton of games off my list. Appalled that I spent so much money on junk cause they were "cheap" or on "sale". Happy with myself, I kicked this habit/ addiction.

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SwitchForce

MsJubilee wrote:

No so big, to be honest. I used my Memorial weekend to cross out a ton of games off my list. Appalled that I spent so much money on junk cause they were "cheap" or on "sale". Happy with myself, I kicked this habit/ addiction.

Here's we go again trying to make your choices where Nintendo choices. Which don't even compare. One choose to buy them and you could sell them. So not sure why people complain when they could just sell used/don't like game. But guess people need to rant for no apparent reasons.

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SwitchForce wrote:

MsJubilee wrote:

No so big, to be honest. I used my Memorial weekend to cross out a ton of games off my list. Appalled that I spent so much money on junk cause they were "cheap" or on "sale". Happy with myself, I kicked this habit/ addiction.

Here's we go again trying to make your choices where Nintendo choices. Which don't even compare. One choose to buy them and you could sell them. So not sure why people complain when they could just sell used/don't like game. But guess people need to rant for no apparent reasons.

What the hell are you talkimg about? They weren't blaming Nintendo, and they owned the fact that this is a habit or addiction that they had to kick. Not sure what part of that qualifies as a rant blaming Nintendo. It's not even a rant, it was one paragraph. Your response was longer than their post, was that a rant too?

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TheJGG

I admit there's times when I'm torn between buying a game I've wanted because it's on discount, but I also want to be conscious of money. I bought NieR: Automata and The Witcher 3, but only because both were on significant discount. They were both games I was seriously considering purchasing as well, that's the most important part.

There's been some games I wasn't initially looking at, that were discounted well enough to make me get them. Some of these were... Stardew Valley, KH1.5+2.5, Death Stranding, KH3, FFXII and FFX/X-2.

They're all bloody good games though so I don't regret those.

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Anti-Matter

Well, from my 45 Switch cartridges I have, maybe around 30 games are still not finished yet, 4 games I put them into Hall of Lame due to no desire at all to play with them anymore (BOTW, Super Bomberman R, SF 30th Anniversary, Xenoblade 2).

Edit: LOL my phone auto changed Xenoblade into Celebrate. 😂

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Samtheman10

I collect video games so I have way more games than I could possibly play so it’s gotta be 100+ lol

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1UP_MARIO

It’ll take a long time counting

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Snatcher

Ya I have to many to actually want to go through.

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Nicolai

Thanks to Backloggery, I try to keep my playthrough ratio about 4:1.

On Switch,

I own 79 games, 19 are unfinished.

Dicey Dungeons
Snakeybus

^I haven't even started, though I intend to when I'm done with what I'm playing now.

Hidden Through Time
Dadish 2

^Working on these currently.

Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Dandara
Downwell
N++
Overcooked!
Runbow
The Talos Principle

^I'll probably try to beat these eventually, but I've either hit a wall, casually lost interest, or there are just so many levels that I can't do it all at once.

Clustertruck
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Minecraft
Sonic Mania
Spiritfarer
Super Mario Party
Yooka Laylee
Yoshi's Crafted World

^I'll probably never finish or go back to these. Didn't like them or it wasn't for me. Or maybe I bought it for multiplayer purposes and don't want to try to "beat" it.

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alexwolf

I really want to start playing Breath of the Wild, I have bought it over 6 months now, but I feel intimidated by the sheer size of this game. My gaming sessions are about 1-2 hours long each day, is this enough to keep my attention peaked with this game?

So, let's see if after finishing Okami HD I manage to begin Breath of the Wild, or instead jump back to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle to play the recently bought DK expansion...

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West3DP

I think I am roughly (and conservatively) around 20? I have 5 games in the Zelda series I haven't finished, a handful of indies I've purchased but not played/finished (Inside, Aer, Moon Hunters, Earthworms, Hollow), and the Collection of Mana & Spyro Trilogy that I have physically.
There are definitely other old school games I would like to go back and play, but harder to track those. Beat Super Metroid & Starfox for the first time this year.

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