Well my collection is like, the games I’ve bought over my lifetime, so yeah I’ve played a good number of them. But as I got older I started having more money and less free time, so now I think like 40% of my games are untouched?
UR STILL DOIN IT RIGHT FRIEND
when you do have time for games though which ones do you pick? do you gravitate towards sandbox games or more linear games or shorter experiences or do you chip away at a long-haul? or does it just depend on what game’s caught your attention at the moment?
(Replying to this waaaaay after the fact cuz I’m trash and don’t look at my URL tag enough, sorry!)
I’m a really big RPG fan, as well as strategy/tactics games (when I was younger I really dug RTS’s like Command & Conquer and Starcraft, but now I’m more into the complexity of turn-based stuff like Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics). I’d say the genre I have the most of is RPG’s, and they date back to NES era. Some highlights of my RPG collection include every major Final Fantasy from 1 to 13-3, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, All the Mana games (including Seiken Densetsu 3), All the Suikodens, all the Mother games, All the Xeno* games, a good number of the Romancing SaGa series, Vagrant Story, Valkyrie Profile 1 & 2, All the Mario RPG’s (starting with Super Mario RPG for the SNES). But I also play shooters and action/adventures, racing games and fighting games, metroidvania’s and survival horror, rogue-likes and Twine games… pretty much anything I can get my hands on. Steam and Good Ol’ Games have really helped bolster my collection; my Steam library is right around 400 games right now.
Nowadays, I work so much I literally have what games I’m playing and when on a daily schedule, to remind myself to take a break and play something to keep my stress levels manageable. I actually stream almost all the gaming I do on Twitch.tv, and that more or less works out to playing more actiony games on Saturdays (when my stress levels aren’t already high to start so it’s okay if a game makes me frustrated), and RPG’s and stuff on weekdays. I’m currently finishing up Final Fantasy X HD (just got to Calm Lands on my way to Mt. Gagazet) on the weekdays with Dark Souls 2 to follow, and will be starting Infamous: Second Son next Saturday.
Personally I’m not a huge fan of sandbox games for reasons that many would consider boring (basically I just think the current limitations of technology, combined with the extreme cost of development and problems with achieving any worthwhile ROI in today’s market, mean a successful sandbox game that is objectively as good as a more linear implementation is still out of reach).