|Bastion-a game I heard was fun|
When the sale started, I noticed that I had nearly 50 games on my wishlist (modest compared to some I know), but about half of those were games that I had no idea why they were on there in the first place. I'm sure more than a couple came from watching "Games you might not have tried" videos those nice folks over at Extra Credits like to make, but as I watched the sales my wishlist started dropping down both from buying things AND kicking them off.
|I kinda learned how to play D&D 3.0 from this game.|
So why on Earth did I spend an embarrassing amount of money last week?
Talking to friends I've found I'm not the only one with a back catalog of unplayed or underplayed games. I'm starting to wonder if Steam has become the new toy box for adults, we scream and we beg and we budget to get the shiniest newest game, or in Steam's case, early access to what will hopefully become a shiny toy, then we forget about it three hours later, letting it sit forever on our Steam library gathering digital dust.
Looking at the old Seam library now I can count at least 20 of my 71 games I haven't put more than ten hours in, which ten hours may seem like much for any normal activity but for gaming these days it'll barely get you to the main story. All of them I want to play with, almost desperately, but sadly with a full schedule of school, work, writing musings for this blog, and cooking Costco meatballs, finding time for these guys is becoming harder and harder.
Just for a lark, here are some games I have spent less than an hour with:
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Small World 2
Jurassic Park: The Game
Breath of Death VII
Half Minute Hero
|I complain a lot about Star Wars but this may be my favorite|
part of the extended universe, and occasionally trumps the
original films when I'm in a bad enough mood.
Now granted, some of these I've played before just not on Steam, but then why do I have them?
Okay let's do something interesting besides listen to me whine about having too many games and be a complete first world gravy balloon. Have you ever played any of these? In the comments below tell me a game from this list that you've played and tell me weather or not it should become my new obsession. If anything turns my fancy I'll do an entire Mormon Geeks post on that game.
Also, what's on your Steam list you've yet to get around to playing?