So like... lately I've been wanting to play games. Other than WOW. The thing is, I barely have enough time for WOW. I've never really had enough time to play more than one game, and I usually have one "big" game monopolizing my time and interest (my phases were Baldur's Gate II, The Sims, Guild Wars, and now WOW). It's been forever since I just sat down at a console and played a game, even though I've owned quite a few (Gamecube, PS1, PS2, Wii, PSP, DS, now I have a PS3... my Sega Genesis was the only one that ever got frequent use as it out during the Days Before Internet). Seriously, my PS2 got the most use as a DVD player and now I jokingly (but it's the truth) call my PS3 "The Netflix Machine." I've asked for games -- new and current at the time for Christmas, and then never had the time to actually play them. I own a ton of games I've never touched (you all are going to laugh when you see my list). On top of that, I live with a Game Stop manager, so there are a lot of really awesome games lying around our house.
Point of this post is, I need to play games. After talking with my friend Krysti, who said "I need to finish FFVII," and I was like, "Heh, me too, I never got out of Midgar," I thought, Hey, we should play the game "together" kinda (we live on opposite sides of the state). Like set a goal for each week, so that we are essentially playing the game at the same time and are experiencing the same things. And if I make it really easy on us, like "get to x point by the end of the week," we won't get all stressed out since we both, you know, work and stuff.
So I was thinking, I should apply this to other games that I need to play. Look up the levels online, for games that have them, or give myself a set number of hours to play for, for RPGs, and set out a schedule. True, I would get through the games slowly, but that's better than never getting through them at all.
Seriously, I don't know how people have the time to play games. True, most of my free time is occupied with WOW (and cleaning, and personal projects), but I know people who work, play WOW, do social stuff, and still have the time to play every game ever. You can see how bad things are by looking at my list, which follows:
( List of Shame, cut for the list-phobic.Collapse )
As you can see... quite a list of shame. Seriously, how do other people play video games!?
As always, I love recommendations, but you can see what happens when I'm recced games. They go on the list of shame. Feel free to tell me I should be playing something, but obviously I make no promises that I will ever play it. :P
And yes, I also have a book version of the list of shame. There are many lists of shame in my life.