Relu Posts: 2 Registered: 12/10/2021
# 1 - Posted on 12/15/2021 0:45:13

Title,
As a collector you know theres some titles that you buy and play IMMEDIATELY upon release but how long does it take you to get to games in your back log?

For myself, most games I will at least start right away and then get to a difficult or grindy part and then put it away until I really want to check it off my backlog. And when it comes to my backlog the time wildly varies because I like to randomly choose a game to play when I beat something or get tired of the games I am playing. So my length of time between buying a game and actually sitting down to beat it varies, from playing and beating immediately, to a few months or years gap to will I ever beat Hamtaro for GBC???

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1908 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 2 - Posted on 12/15/2021 3:19:35

One of these days I'll play Tactics Ogre on the ps1

AllTheTrophies Curator Backer Posts: 76 Registered: 7/27/2018
allthetrophies
# 3 - Posted on 12/15/2021 20:00:06

Years and years for me usually, unless its a newer title, because if I'm buying it when its newer instead of waiting, then its something I want to get to. I'm only just now getting to some GameCube and Saturn games that I've owned for years

merph518 Curator Posts: 189 Registered: 4/21/2017
merph518
# 4 - Posted on 12/15/2021 22:05:29

Depends on the game, my interest at the time and what other games are vying for my attention at the time. Some games I play immediately, others wait for years and years.

My backlog is irresponsibly large, heh

Arcinia Curator Posts: 30 Registered: 4/13/2021
obliviondragon
# 5 - Posted on 12/16/2021 12:37:14

I get in moods. Some games I really want and when I get them via trade, I'll play them immediately. Others I'll spend money on and wait a few years, whether it be for achievement purposes (a "me" thing), the estimated length to beat so I can gauge progress etc, or just what I wake up and am craving that day.

Hoping next year will be better with progress.

WeirdLittleDog Curator Posts: 105 Registered: 3/20/2021
sheyceli
# 6 - Posted on 12/24/2021 8:01:52

It takes me a long time to play a newly-acquired game unless I was particularly hyped for it or someone else is motivating me to play it. The problem is that everything sounds good when I add it to my collection, but when I have free time to play, I fall back on the same few games. I already know I like them and the appeal of playing them is stronger than starting something new. I face this struggle with books and anime, too; I hope to overcome it someday.

merph518 Curator Posts: 189 Registered: 4/21/2017
merph518
# 7 - Posted on 5/4/2022 13:39:29

I've given myself a goal this year to focus on my physical backlog, and the stack that I'm using to track that includes exactly how long the games I finish have been backlogged. Up to 17 completed so far this year.

https://www.completionator.com/Stack/View/1678

Part of the inspiration for the goal was this post, so thank you Relu!

Post Edited on 5/4/2022 13:40:00
Kazriko Backer Posts: 47 Registered: 4/22/2017
kazriko
# 8 - Posted on 5/6/2022 8:06:10

About 1/3 to 1/2 of the games within the first year I get them, the rest between 2 and 40 years after I buy them.

Lahdgren Posts: 67 Registered: 4/15/2020
Lahdgren
# 9 - Posted on 5/6/2022 10:47:09

Like most, probably much longer than I should. I've made a personal rule that I must complete, sell, or remove from account 3 games for every 1 I buy. Having been on base for the last 3 months has been a good chance to kill some of my digital stuff though.

On the whole it can take me years to get to a game I've bought, this site has improved that dramatically though.

Nonemployee Curator Posts: 63 Registered: 9/23/2016
nonemployee
# 10 - Posted on 5/9/2022 16:18:42

You play the games you buy?

Joking, but that should give you an idea of my situation lol so many games I wanted so badly but haven't touched.