Killing off the Backlog

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Just Cause 3, Fallout 4, Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, The Witcher 3, and Homefront: The Revolution, and Metal Gear Solid V.
I have a pretty lengthy, in game hours, list of games purchased over the last year that I need to complete. This “problem” sort of crept up on me. For a few months, over the last year, pretty much every time I would get a couple of hours into a new game, another new game came along. I couldn’t seem to get off the new game treadmill.
I’m not especially good at finishing games to begin with. Not for lack of motivation. There are very few games that come along that I *don’t* wish to finish. I just tend to migrate around my Steam Library too much.
So this year I’m committed to completing my backlog. Or at least knocking off a few of those games. In no particular order, of course.
I started with Far Cry 4 which I really enjoyed. The story wasn’t as strong as “3” was, but the game play was excellent. The addition of the gyro-copter was quite fun although I never really got very good at attacking from it. While I didn’t get to 100% completion on the game, I did complete the main story line and most of the side content. Mid 90s, I believe. 118 hours, according to Steam, but that would include one aborted play though and then the restart that I completed. And, no doubt, a few hours where I was paused in the game but no where near my computer. Still, the game more than met my 1 hour of game play for each dollar spent criteria for a well priced game.
Now, I’m in to The Witcher 3. I have to say, this may be my favorite RPG so far. As a player, I tend to lean away from fantasy environments quite a bit these days. Mostly because of the pure glut of fantasy RPGs that are out there. Certainly, some of them are stellar. But most of the time it seems that they are not.
Witcher 3 is exceptional. I’m not going to go into too many details about of the things that make the game great for me. There are tons of write-ups and videos around the internet that showcase how good this game is. However, this is the first game in a long time that I’ve woken up on a Saturday and been happy purely because I knew I was going to get to play the game for a couple of hours.
It has kind of taken me off the tracks a bit because while my goal is to knock off a bunch of these RPGs that I own and haven’t completed, I really don’t want this game to end. Also, while DLC wasn’t in my plan, I know that I’m going to want to play the two that came out for this game.
The struggle is real.

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