I have to be in the mood to play vidya. I'll download games that look interesting and get around to them in my own time. I don't think I would enjoy any game overly much if I was forcing myself to play.
Partially this. Usually better to play when the mood strikes you because you'll have a better attitude, but sometimes I'll force myself to play a game to see if I can get into it or not.
Example: I had a desire to play Quake II single player, so I installed it. However, I had LiEat sitting in my backlog a week ago and figured "hey why not" and had a pretty good time.
I usually have more of a problem with finishing games in my backlog than starting games. I'll usually play about 1/2 or 2/3 of the game but then I'll start thinking about some other game and switch to playing that. It doesn't help that I'm usually playing multiple games at the same time
I guess playing multiple games at the same time could be part of the problem, because you already struggle to finish one. Maybe if we find the force of will to concentrate on one at a time, the backlog could get thinner in a few months
Wew… my backlog is huge.
Really, I don't force myself to play through games. It ruins the purpose, if the purpose is having fun.
Then again, I'm okay with games not having that much of a story, after all, if I'm going to play it for years, it's better if I can get into it remembering just some tidbits here and there.
I'm currently… "playing" E.Y.E., and I downloaded it last year, to get an idea of the timespan playing a game takes for me. I started playing many games in the meanwhile (quake maps, knytt which was recommended here, Darkest Hour…) but the one I consider my "main" one is that one.
Usually the times when I'm diggin through my backlog are the happiest and I like them to be like that.
My backlog will grow bigger anyway, so I don't force myself to go trough it
I guess that's the right way to deal with it: hit it only when you're sure to enjoy. But don't forget about it for months and months like I do ;_;
If there is a game for PC that I really want to play then I will download it right away then binge play it.
Handheld and console exclusive games are very different. Using the keyboard entirely is very awkward for those games. Since I do temp work, which means there are moments when I go months without work, I have to wait for an assignment to get paid for. A lot of times I feel burned out which makes me disinterested in video games which puts the game on my backlog for a different time. Ad infinitum.
I only own 5 games, and I only play 2 regularly, skyrim and csgo. the other games are vallhala, osu, and portal. That solves the problem right?
it's hard for me to like a game, it should have good aesthetics and a decent gameplay, as well as an immersive story, somewhat open-world and also be challenging.
JRPGs often fill most of these, except for the gameplay, where it is always turn-based and it kind of puts me off, even if it can be challenging, it's usually just a matter of selecting Attack over and over and over and over and over and over at each battle.
I remember Final Fantasy 1, great game, but I was tired of walking around and running into weak monsters all the time and having to go through the motions.
So far my favorite two games ever have been The World Ends With You and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Currently playing Legend of Mana, and it's filling most of these requirements.
I'm the type of person that usually has a few select games that I play religiously(reflex, cs). Usually when I do play a game from my backlog, it's completely impulsive. I have 150 games combined on my steam accs.