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Old 07-02-2014, 01:17 AM   #16
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Re: 50 games in 2014

It's the half way point for the year, and I'm nowhere near half way through my goal. I've completed 14 games so far, which means I'm on track to only finish 28 by the end of the year. I have to play almost three times as many games in the second half of the year as I did in the first. Hmm...

The biggest unexpected challenge has been building up the motivation to start new games. Last year I spent hundreds of hours playing Skyrim, Mass Effect, and XCom, and figured that if I put those same hours into shorter games it should be no problem meeting my goal. But I find it's way easier to keep my momentum going in a long game I know I love than to take chances on a new game every week. I'm having a lot of fun trying new things, but I'm also spending fewer hours gaming than I usually do.

Actually, I'd have to find two new games to start each week, unless I wanted to commit to finishing games even if I wasn't enjoying them. Hmm..

I'm going to keep going and see where I get by the year's end. I finished 26 books in a year when I made a similar resolution about reading, and I'll be happy if I end up in a similar place with games. It will still be many more games than I typically finish in a year.

New games played since the quarterly update, if you're interested:

Beyond: Two Souls
Child of Light
2048
The Last of Us
Mario Kart 8
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
The Swapper
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:52 PM   #17
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Re: 50 games in 2014

I'm not quite sure how many games I've completed this year. I have played through the entire Mass Effect Trilogy on the PS3, ICO HD (PS3) and a little bit of everything else. I'm hoping to finish Final Fantasy X (HD) on the PS3 in a couple of weeks.
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:34 AM   #18
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Re: 50 games in 2014

I'm already more impressed with your list. I've been working my way through the Mass Effect trilogy for three years now.
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:24 AM   #19
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Re: 50 games in 2014

Fourteen games is pretty impressive, you have to admit. It's only not impressive when you compare it to the 26 games you should have played by now, which isn't really a fair comparison!

I see this latest quarter includes many 'longer' games - have you no inclination to blast through some of the shorter ones on your list? *Cough* To the Moon *Cough*
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