Old Habits Die Hard

This is probably the first time I could say that I’m actually current with regards to the gaming scene. I own a 360, PS3, PSP, Vita, 3DS, 3DS LL (XL in JP), and a Wii. The only current generation console that I’m missing would be the Wii U, which I’ve been waiting to go on sale.


I have quite a collection of titles in my gaming library. I don’t play as many genres as I used to, but out of the ones I do play, I’d say I’m relatively current. The latest additions to my library are Ni No Kuni, Fire Emblem, Project X Zone, Time and Eternity, and Shin Megami Tensei IV. I have Tales of Xillia and Rune Factory IV on pre-order and a few other titles which I’ve forgotten about.

My library continues to grow to this day. However, I have yet to play several of these games, let alone even take them out of the packaging. Here is a list of all the games that sit incomplete in no particular order (this is in addition to the ones I already listed above):

  • Dead Island
  • Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom
  • Halo 4
  • Black Rock Shooter: The Game
  • Valkyria Chronicles II
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Persona 3
  • Last Story
  • Virtue’s Last Reward
  • Gravity Rush
  • DJMax Technika Tune
  • God of War Trilogy (yes, haven’t completed any of them)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (same with this one)
  • K-On! Houkago Live!!
  • Macross Ultimate Frontier
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Diablo 3
  • StarCraft 2
  • Pokemon Conquest
  • Professor Layton and (the Curious Village / the Diabolical Box / the Unwound Future) (3 titles)
  • Fate/Extra
  • Tales of Graces f
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Pandora’s Tower
  • Fragile Dreams

Sad. There’s probably several others that I simply forgot about as well. Crazy how much I’ve let this backlog accumulate. Amazing how much time I used to have. Or maybe more amazing is how much time I used to waste on this hobby (World of Warcraft, I’m looking at you). The last game I played to completion is probably the last game I even posted on in this blog, which was Final Fantasy XIII-2. Other than that, I think I’ve completed maybe one game (cooperatively) since and that’s it.

I’m sure one of these days I’ll finally kick the habit of buying these things on impulse. I don’t think I’ll necessarily stop gaming completely. There certainly are many excellent titles out there that I would consider worth playing. I obviously need to fix this problem… especially if I want to finish paying down my debts and save up for a trip I have planned in the distant future (more on that later)

I guess on a positive note, they serve well as decor and shelf fillers.


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