Following on from the start of #LoveYourBacklog Week on Monday and Kim’s post yesterday, I thought I’d have a go at digging through my backlog and picking out some of the ‘highlights’.
Game most likely never to be played: Dark Souls II
I try so hard to like the Dark Souls
games, I really do. I’ve played Demon Souls
, Dark Souls
(including the remaster), Dark Souls III
. The closest I’ve got to clicking with a game in the genre was Nioh
but even then I only lasted two bosses before I lost interest.
I think it’s the repetition of Dark Souls II. I don’t mind the grind but running the same gauntlet again and again and again to power up sufficiently to take on a boss just doesn’t work for me. I need variety, especially when the opportunities to sink into a gaming session are so limited.
Shortest game – and longest game too: Red Red Redemption 2
My shortest and longest is going to be the same game: Red Dead Redemption 2
. It was a Christmas
present from my brother and even though it’s hailed as one of the greats, I just don’t know when I’m going to find time to play it with Anthem
, The Division 2
, Fallout 76
and Mortal Kombat 11 going to be taking up my time for the foreseeable
. So it’s the title that’s been on there the shortest but I have a sneaking suspicion it might become one of the longest too!
Game which has spent the longest time on the backlog: Football Manager 2009
The clue’s in the name.
The person responsible for adding the most entries to my backlog: Keza MacDonald
Formerly UK editor at IGN and Kotaku, and currently video games editor for The Guardian, I have been reading Keza MacDonald’s journalistic work for years. Hers is an opinion I trust, even if I might disagree. Its probably why I’m determined to find a way to get a Souls game to click, her book You Died: The Dark Souls Companion is great reading.
Long story short, I trust her recommendations and would love to spend an afternoon drinking coffee and talking games.
That’s it from my Steam library for now – how about yours? To find out how you can join in with #LoveYourBacklog Week, take a look at Monday’s post.