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
The Last of Us
Mario Kart 8
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune