I've made good success so far in 2017 downsizing my collection to be more focused, and buying less / budgeting better!
I do still seem to be buying slightly more than I can play, thanks to some lengthy games lately. These goals probably aren't attainable, but I'd like to see how it goes anyway!
Beat 2 games by 5/19 - This is when Fire Emblem Echoes comes out.
I did it! Persona 5 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Beat 2 more games by 5/23 - This is when Utawareumono comes out. Probably won't make it, but let's see!
#1 - Mario Sports Superstars
I erased a lot of my former gamer-soul-searching text I had before, but I wanted to leave some as a reminder to myself since I tend to fall back into forgetting them and stressing over them again eventually:
The prospect of no clutter that digital media provides is attractive, but there are still WAY too many negatives to go all digital. If my console dies post-server-support I still want my games to work if I get a secondhand replacement. Retail games are cheaper near launch, and selling games is an economical way to declutter once you're done.
Games fall into a few categories that I find it really difficult to be honest with myself about:
Games I really love - I genuinely get feelings of joy playing this. I'm not just playing because I want to experience more within a subculture of fans or something foggy like that. For me these are a few JRPG's like the Neptunia games, Project DIVA games, and maybe a couple of racing games
Games I would definitely like to play, but don't absolutely love them - these are still something I should play, but after the favorites
Games I like something about, but can't fully commit to - This is the hardest one. I'm really a fan of some concept in the game like gameplay, art, music, etc, but it's not quite the full package. I should consider getting rid of a few of these
Games I probably shouldn't have - I doubt I completely hate this game. Maybe it's something I want to collect, but just don't want to play (there should be very few of these), but I should strongly consider not keeping it.
Games I absolutely shouldn't have - Typically this will just be digital games I can't get rid of
Games I don't stress about buying / collecting:
Hatsune Miku games
Fanservice games (Onechanbara, Senran Kagura, Dungeon Travelers)
Neptunia / Idea Factory
An extremely limited release (of a game I want to play)
Other Milestones I'd like to revisit
DOA 5 - beat with every character once.
DOA 5:LR - Attempt to unlock all costumes
DOAX3: 20 costumes trophies for all characters
DOA: Dimensions - Unlock all costumes? Been a while since I played this
Hearthstone - Actually play it. Level up Valeera?
Senran Kagura Bon Appetit - get a few more grindy trophies
Sonic Racing Transformed - replay on vita
Pokemon Blue (VC) - get entire party to 100 for
Magical Drop V - play through all characters?
Fortune Street - play through single player
Smash for Wii U - Level up various amiibo to 50 (each amiibo is an [x])
liberally. I have a lot of games I'm happy to collect, but don't want to play. Even some game I'd like to play, but not enough for it to be a priority. In early 2017 I marked a lot 3-star (which is usually my 'maybe' rating)
. I'm prioritizing things I really want to play and making that my backlog (It's still hundreds of games and huge, but beating it is my goal)
Visit my backlog with fancy box art on Darkadia![Link]