I decided I wasn’t going to stress too much in 2019 about my ever-growing backlog. I’ve realized that trying to focus on playing one or two games max to completion before moving to the next game/games is just not for me.
What was happening was that I’d force myself to play a game I was just not that into or in the mood for at the time and then end up becoming so completely turned off by it that I would consider the game a failure. But the reality is that there have been plenty of games I play for a few weeks, put down and then pick up again weeks, months, even years later and then get further enjoyment out of them after a break from some burn-out. A good example is Trails In The Sky for PSP. This JRPG received tons of acclaim so I had high expectations. I played it for about 20 hours and became completely bored with it. Continued my saved game recently after a year and managed to put 10 hours into it in one weekend and am actually enjoying it a lot this time around.
So the plan is to go back to just playing whatever i feel like playing without having the backlog over my head.
In the last two weeks I’ve played a little bit of at least 10 different titles across Xbox One, 3DS, Vita, PC and have enjoyed mostly every minute of it. Never even really got to play more than an hour of RDR2 even though I pre-ordered and highly anticipated its release. Just have not been in the mood for a western open world game so I will just get to it when I get to it.
Of course, I’m still really overwhelmed by the amount of unplayed games I have collected over the years but the new strategy is no strategy.