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)
- 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.