Help! My Pile of Shame and You.
I have come to realize that I have a problem. A big problem. A problem that many of you reading this also have. I’m talking, of course, of the Pile of Shame. It’s something that I just have to deal with as a collector, but recently I’ve started to think that I need help with my personal backlog.
To be fair, when it comes to big releases that I’m excited for, I typically finish those off in a week or so and they go back on the shelf. The pile of shame exists mainly from bargain hunting or impulse purchases. So in the past couple of years I’ve accrued a ton of games that I bought because A.) I found a great deal, B.) I wanted to pick up a title before it becomes impossible to find at retail, or C.) Just for the hell of it. Sometimes, it’s all of the above.
The point is, I need help. It’s occurred to me lately that I spend almost all of my free time doing stuff for PixlBit, whether it be reviews, previews, recording and editing the podcast, or other tasks. That’s all well and good, but I need some me time, and by “me” I mean “gaming”. When I sat down to marathon the last 14 hours of Mass Effect 3 recently that was the first non-review gaming I had done in almost three months.
Since reviews are trickling now (I’m working on a quick PC title at the moment), I have time to try and knock out some backlog games. The next game I plan on purchasing is Transformers: Fall of Cybertron in August, so I can totally play some of these. But I need your help. I want to narrow down my pile to about 5 games that I should tackle first. So here it is: my Pile of Shame.
First off are the games that I either haven't played or played less than an hour. Some of these games are still in the shrink wrap...
Next are the games that I've put a good amount of time into. Some of these games are 50% complete or higher...
And last but not least, games that I want to replay. Most of these have DLC that I haven't experienced, or they are re-releases that I haven't played since their original release.
This isn't all of the Pile of Shame, mind you. I have some GBA and PC games that I haven't played as well, but I figured I'd keep it (relatively) current. So, help me out! Which of these games should I tackle first?