So, for about the last year plus, I have been debating on whether or not to cut back on my gaming. It has not been that easy because I there always seem to be a couple games that I give a chance and end up loving. The real problem is that I try too many, so the ratio isn't that good. But I am going to try something out this year and see how it goes: efficiency over total.
Most of this stems from reading an article on Kotaku about the guy's "games played" & "games finished" list. His included somewhere over 175 games played with only 23 finished. Now I know I do not play that many games in a year, but the number is still somewhere between 50-75, and last year I only finished 20. There was some guy's post about supposedly finishing 112 games last year (which just sounds ludicrous to me, but whatever), so that got me thinking a little more about my habits, and whatwith the games I purchased during Steam's Holiday sale (5 games for $17.50 total: Breath of Death VII: The Beginning, Cthulhu Saves the World, The Binding of Isaac, Mark of the Ninja, Scribblenauts Unlimited from Amazon), I thought about keeping my own list of played and finished, plus a little checklist so I can see what I have combined with what is approaching. My goal is to attempt to finish more than 80% of the games I play this year, and I am 3/4 so far. I hope it helps me to avoid seeing a 1 or 2 week gap and talk myself into something I most likely don't need.
Right now, my 3/4 consists of: already finished WWE '13; just finished Breath of Death VII & Cthulhu Saves the World; with Mark of the Ninja in progress
Backlog: Binding of Isaac, Scribblenauts Unlimited, R&C Up Your Arsenal HD, R&C Full Frontal Assault, The Walking Dead
Upcoming: DmC, Ni No Kuni, Sly IV: Thieves in Time, South Park: Stick of Truth
Considering: The Cave, A Hat in Time (Steam Greenlight), Tiger Woods 14, MGR: REVENGEANCE