We can’t help it, we all suffer of the same disease: we keep buying too many games, but we don’t have enough time to play them all; that’s how our never ending backlog keeps getting worse.
From time to time, I look for advices on various blogs, reading opinions of people as desperate as me, trying to find solutions to solve this problem.
I know the best way is also the simplest one, I should just stop buying new releases and focus on what I already have, until it’s completely cleared; but let’s face it, it’s impossible.
There’s only one thing I can do: try at least to improve my situation.
And that’s why I’m writing this post! Maybe it can help you too, or at least it’s worth trying…
Most of the sites start with a suggestion: write a list of your unplayed games, so you’ll see clearly in front of you how terrible your situation is.
I want to keep it Psvita related, because it’s my main problem; let me ignore for a second my PC/PSP games please, because I don’t even know if I’m ever going to touch them. (I’m a terrible person, I know.)
There’s still hope for my Psvita backlog, maybe, so I’ll go for that.
Here’s my list:
- Yunohana spring cherishing time
- Bad apple wars
- Usotsuki Shangri La
- Hana Oboro
- Rear pheles
- Hyakka yakou
- Shinobi koi utsutsu FD
- Dance with devils My Carol
- Vamwolf cross
- Norn9 Last Era
- Nil Admirari FD
- Tierblade FD
- Code Realize Shirogane no Kiseki
Well……… it’s a lot of stuff.
I knew it already, but looking at this list makes me even more aware.
At this point, I should reorganize this list, writing at the top my priorities.
Starting from the games I mostly want to play, to those which I shouldn’t even have bought, here we go:
- Nil Admirari FD
Norn9 Last Era
Dance with Devils my Carol
Shinobi koi utsutsu FD
Usotsuki Shangri La
Bad apple wars
- Code Realize Shirogane no kiseki
Yunohana spring cherishing time
At this point most of the sites remind me to stop buying other games in the meanwhile, but I know I’ll never be that strong; I can stop preordering, at least, so I have more time to clear my backlog before spending more money. I swear I will!
I’ll also try to reduce my to-buy list, cutting off games which interest me a bit less than others: Ephemeral, Fortissimo, Tengai…. bye bye!
Everywhere I’ve read an important reminder, which should be very obvious, but I sometimes forget: there’s no need to fully complete every game.
I’ve bought those in the bottom of my list because they were cheap, not because I really wanted them; nobody forces me to get the platinum. If I don’t like them, whatever!
From now on, I’ll try to make wiser choices when I buy, and I’ll be more brutal with games I already own: I lose too much time forcing myself to play games which don’t even interest me that much, because I’ve spent money on them and I feel guilty; but I’m not going to do this anymore, it’s just a waste of time that won’t bring my money back.
Ok, I’m done. Was it useful? Maybe, at least now I have more hopes to reduce a little my backlog.
If you want to try it too, this is the site I mostly relied on: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-finally-beat-the-unfinished-games-in-your-never-1691789842
But there are plenty of them, giving similar advices, that might help you too.
What about you, friends? How bad is your backlog?