Most years, I don't bother to make New Year's resolutions. Like most people, my resolution doesn't usually survive past the conception stage, and a year later I'm no further along. However, this year something has to give.
You see, my backlog is about to spiral out of control. Last year I really thought I would be able to catch up on all of my old games. The only games I was planning on buying were Final Fantasy 13 and Super Street Fighter 4. Unfortunately, what I wasn't taking into consideration was the fact that I was a college senior living on campus. Even though I planned my last two quarters in such a way that my classes weren't too tough, as a senior I kept busy with friends and myriad collegiate activities. Gaming took a backseat.
Another problem was the aforementioned Super Street Fighter 4. Damn it — I love that game. It has set my backlog back at least 150 hours or so.
The overriding reason that I want to catch up on my games this year is that my pile of shame is starting to strike me as downright wasteful. Many of the games I received as gifts, and it kills me to have them sitting un-played in my basement.
So without further ado, here is my 2011 Backlog Challenge:
- I will play games one at a time. I will not make exceptions for games that just came out. They can wait their turn just like the others.
- I will try and get a Platinum Trophy in at least 2 of the games. This will discourage me from rushing through games.
- I will write a bi-weekly blog about my progress in order to stay on track.
My Current Backlog
- Assassins Creed 2
- Assassins Creed: Brotherhood
- Eternal Sonata
- Demon's Souls
- Overlord 2
- Red Dead Redemption
- Fallout 3
- Final Fantasy 13
- Prince of Persia
- Dragon Age: Origins Awakening
Currently I'm working on Assassins Creed 2 — the game that I hope becomes the first in which I receive a platinum trophy.
So what does everyone think? Is my plan hopelessly flawed? Are you embarking on your own backlog challenge this year? Please let me know in the comments.
Originally posted on Digitalhippos.com.