To fight the backlog, we must understand the backlog. We can ill-afford another Humble Bundle Purchase.
Despite the bonus gaming time (for better or worse) we all find ourselves with, a lot of people's backlogs will likely have grown - due to all the free games given away as much as extra spending. Just Cause 4 on Epic just this week. Track the latest on @Frindis
's Free Games List
(now For The King).
I can't help but feel games libraries are the modern equivalent of the collections of books you used to build up (perhaps you still do). Acquiring a good
book being at least as much out of admiration and respect, as having any realistic plan to actually read
As for my hefty games backlog, it depends if we're talking sheer numbers, gaming time-required, or price/value. I too have been using a spreadsheet to survey the field - too many game client libraries
. Not sure if resorting to spreadsheets says more about people who are gamers or the state of the game industry's DRM, mind.
Numbers wise my backlog has definitely grown
- both due to indiscriminate freebie acquisition and also as I expect I'll get this month's Humble Choice (Hitman 2, Gris, and more). Whereas I've "only" managed to polish off Wolfenstein Youngblood, Far Cry 5, and FC: New Dawn too since March.
However, those are relatively big titles in terms of time required. And they were expensive, representing months' worth of my average game spending. And I technically played through both Far Crys twice as I did a coop campaign alongside a full solo campaign on each.
So: I've knocked out some of my AAAs and I've completed more £'s worth of games than I've spent. I feel
like that's progress.
I'm prioritising coop games, so may do The Division 2 next.
The other 1200-odd titles are just gonna have to wait their turn. Sorry Rise of the Tomb Raider - it's still not your time