About my backloggery ▼
Updated on 24/04/19
These days that the backloggery was down, I made my own version of it for when something like that happens again, I'll be updating my spreadsheet with info from here often.
In a similar way to extra difficulties, any extra modes that don't unlock anything or that aren't marked as cleared won't be considered for marking a game as completed, but they will count towards progress for marking them as mastered.
Any story-driven games I don't make any progress on after a long time passes might be restarted, so it doesn't take me years to beat them or the plot of the game remains fresh in my head. Any games that I've beaten before could be exceptions since I already know what's going to happen; also, games with post-game content will be excluded from restarting too, unless the main story continues.
This explains the format I use for my games:
[A - B](!)
A: Whenever I played the game last. If I didn't make any significant progress, I played it just to pass time and/or I feel I won't be playing it again anytime soon, I'll update the game's info but I won't add it to the "now playing" list if it's not there yet.
B: This part will usually indicate the game mode I'm playing, or the area I'm currently in (or I played last). I could also indicate current difficulty or character used, depending on the game.
- !: This means this is the first time ever I reach this point of the game, or the first time I play a game on the current difficulty. Sometimes I visit new areas, see new enemies and such.
I remove games from "Now Playing" after a couple of weeks, when they're not highlighted anymore. Same as before, for more specific things about the games (collectables, amount of characters used/stages cleared, personal opinions, etc.) I'll keep using the comments section as before. Also, for some games I'll add other notes to help me keep track of them.
For marking games as completed, it usually depends on the game; normally it means beating the game and getting all major items/collectables/achievements, but if some of them are impossible to obtain due to bugs, being online-only (or multiplayer-only), and/or they take an insane amount of time/luck, then I mark them as complete when I get as much as I can.
To whomever read this, thanks for reading this long wall of text, feel free to message me!