I’m afraid this isn’t going to be a very interesting post.
I say this because I’ve made this declaration before…. or, well, a version of it, anyway. It’s no secret to anyone that I have a bit of a backlog problem. Everyone has flaws, okay? I’ve even tried, on this very site, methods of spurring myself to get a handle on things, but it generally seems to fall apart after a while. In the interest of driving down that very scary number, then, and in the spirit of the New Year that is upon us, I’m going to try something a little different, and I invite any and all closet backloggers out there to play along with me.
I like lists. So, my gaming “resolution” for this year is very simple: I’m going to make a list here of all the games I complete (start to finish) in 2011. As a loose goal, I’d like to have completed an average of a game a week over this year: 52 games. This sounds pretty reasonable to me. The rules are as follows:
1. You don’t talk about Fight Club. Wait…. wrong list.
1! All games on the list must be played, as mentioned above, beginning to end this year. Games that I started in 2010 and finish in 2011 don’t count (although this only excludes Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light), nor do any games which I may start in 2011 and not finish until 2012. Games that I give up on are likewise excluded.
2. Games that I have played before do not count, unless it’s a remake/upgrade. Persona 3 Portable is okay; Final Fantasy 8 on PSN for the billionth time is not.
3. 100% completion isn’t necessary, just the main storyline. Extra time spent on a game is… well, extra.
4. Downloadable games count, as long as they are full games and not added content onto a pre-existing game. I’m not saying I *won’t* play this stuff, just that it doesn’t count on the list.
Pretty simple, right? The list will start here as soon as I finish my first game. Happy 2011!