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How do you deal with your /arcade/ backlog?

Do you keep some time of the day/week/year to find and play things you've always wanted to, or do you act on istinct? I have a shit ton of games waiting in my room (or to be downloaded) but can't find a viable method to just jump in and finish some.


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 ;_;


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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.


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i think trying to adhere yourself to some sort of rigorous backlog finishing schedule defeats the very purpose of video games. if you're enjoying yourself, then you're doing it right, whether your playing something new or the same game you've been playing for the past 5 years


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.


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This is a very good perspective to have. I find when I force myself to play a game that everybody else has been talking about for years, I rarely enjoy it. But naturally getting into one while I am in the mood makes the experience a lot more enjoyable.


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I play whatever I feel like and I feel like Ace Combat.




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I've got lots of games. I play what I want cause its more fun that way. I replayed San Andreas recently, because I wanted to and really enjoyed it.
Basically don't worry about it, and just have fun with the game


Just play whatever you like.


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Punching & Kicking with Tekken.


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I play fighting games to see the story mode.


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I play oldest stuff first. FIFO.


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Fighting games with story like The King of Fighters are fun.


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That is true; fight on!


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Anyone play gacha games?


I used to play Puzzle and Dragons many years ago, but I lost my account and since then I've refused to touch them for fear of addiction wwww


Nah, I try to avoid microtransaction heavy games.


Anyone into MultiVersus

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