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Disposable income means I can have any video game I want, and maybe that’s the problem…

I like video games, yes I do. As an art director, I see game designers as my brethren and appreciate the artistry. And as a child of the 80s, I appreciate now having the disposable income that means no longer waiting for birthdays and Santa to make all of my material dreams come true! And hence my dilemma…

Sega Dreamcast

I’ll always love ya, baby…

From the SNES to the Dreamcast to Playstation 1 through 4 I simply procure more than I have time to play. NO MORE! This is the year that I will finish what I start, and here’s the list I plan to conquer:

  1. Soulcalibur VI (PS4)
  2. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)*
  3. Transformers War of Cybertron (PS4)**
  4. DriveClub VR (PSVR)
  5. Spider-Man (PS4)
  6. Super Robot Wars V (PS4)
  7. Super Mario 3D World* (Wii U)
  8. Scribblenauts Unmasked (Wii U)
  9. CounterSpy (PS4)*
  10. God of War 3 (PS4)**
  11. Marvel Ultimate Alliance (PS4)**
  12. NBA Playgrounds 2 (PS4)*
  13. Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)*
  14. Assault Suit Lynos (PS4)
  15. Bayonetta 2* (Switch)
  16. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Switch)
  17. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Switch)*
  18. Doom (PS4)*
  19. Mortal Kombat XL (PS4)*
  20. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
  21. Wolfenstein: New Colossus (PS4)
  22. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch)
  23. Wolfenstein: New Colossus (PS4)
  24. God of War***
  25. Dragon Ball Fighterz (PS4)*

* Gotta finish what I started
**Completed before on the PS3, but I’m gonna do it again for some sweet, sweet trophy love!
***Started it, wasn’t feeling it, but I might as well get my money’s worth…

When I get into the gaming groove I’m good, and trophies tend to keep me motivated, which is perhaps why my PS4 garners more of my fickle attention than my Switch. I NEED ACCOLADES THAT I CAN THROW IN THE FACE I MEAN SHARE WITH MY FRIENDS! The challenge will be getting through the games filled with tedious grinding or when I hit walls that feel like a cheap difficulty spike and not an inherent elevation as all that’s come before. And two games a month may be a bit much, but I’ll never get through all this backlog without some ambition!


“I don’t think, wait… I KNOW you can’t do it!”

With such a cadre of supportive friends, how can I possibly fail? (Why you dirty… I’ll fix you!) So be sure to check in next month to see how Operation: Backlog is progressing. Hmmm, which means that’ll I’ll have to take the time to write something about it, which will eat into time that I could be gaming thus hindering my efforts to advance. It’s a vicious cycle!