I have far too many games!
I'm really settling into just liking a few things. Rhythm games, some turn-based RPG's, musou games, racing games, and sometimes fanservice heavy games from other genres (Onechanbara, Moero Chronicle, etc). Occasionally a fighting game is okay, but I don't put in much effort at all (Same for shmups/brawlers)
Outside of this I have less interest in: SRPG, DRPG, action games/souls-likes, roguelikes, FPS, most puzzle games (but picross is pretty neat)
Visual novel is hit or miss, but mostly miss.
Physical games I've marked
I should consider selling, since it means I don't plan to play the game again.
So my markings are a little bit more custom (conversion is a work in progress)
= I want to beat this game, or at least evaluate it further.
= I beat this game, but I want to keep playing or could see myself playing it again. Even if this game is complete or I have the platinum, it will land here.
= I am done with this game. I will either sell it, or if it's something I especially want in my collection then I'll hold on to it, maybe as an 'eventual' replay. There shouldn't be too many games in this category as I work toward this system.
This way my backloggery has a clear separation of what I want to play and what I don't.
Speaking of, I need to beat more than I buy, especially with what my expenses are like right now. So I need to beat/sell/delete 10 games before I can get a new one. I'll always make some exceptions. If it's a game I will most likely never want to remove from my collection, then it's fine to get. This will mostly include rhythm games I can always come back to, or Neptunia/Demon Girl/Monster Girl games.
Top 5 wishlist items:
1. Love Live! DLC
2. Groove Coaster DLC
3. DJMAX Respect DLC
4. Arcaea Switch Version
5. D4DJ Groovy Mix English Version.
Next 4 I'll get with credits - current number of credits is 0:
1. Something by choice: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE - UNLOCKED! Purchased.
2. Something from platform with most Wishlist items (PS4): Tales of Arise - UNLOCKED!
3. Something from platform with least Wishlist items (Xbox One): Enchanted Arms - UNLOCKED!
4. Something chosen completely at random: Samurai Warrior 4 Spirit of Sanada
5 credit(s) available.
Beat 10 games log (Deleting or selling also counts)
6. SRPG retirements x6
7. Rune Factory II (retired)
8. Rune Factory IV (retired)
9. Spectral Force 3 (retired)
10. Chrono Trigger DS (sold)
When you beat 5 games you get 1 game as a reward! One is of my choosing. The other is chosen via RNG on a wishlist to give other things a chance. Obviously I'll skip it if I'm not feeling it after all, it's just for inspiration.
Ignore sales. Just buy a game when you want to play it, and then do so.
Games from Game Pass / PS+ don't count against, but may count if I complete. 5:1 ratio should offset that a bit.
Another exception for now is if I buy something from a local store I have credit at.