There are hundreds of games in the picture to the right, and that picture does not include my games for NES, SNES, Playstation, Nintendo DS, and other systems. I’m not trying to brag. Quite the opposite really.
I purchase too many games. Collector instinct mandated sequels, games that employ an interesting gameplay mechanic, or games that just look awesome. Fortunately, I work two jobs and can afford this. Unfortunately, I work two jobs and do not have enough time to play.
To remedy this situation, I made a New Year’s Resolution limiting myself to 1 game per month. There are loopholes. Games that cost $5 or less do not count, and games received as gifts do not count.
So far, four of my selected games have arrived. Of those four games, I played through one 2.5 times, played about halfway through another, barely started a third, and one has not been played. Even one game per month is too much.
One obstacle is that I am still playing games from 2011 such as Dark Souls and King of Fighters XIII. I’ve also used the loopholes and bought Hero Academy, Bug Princess 2, and DoDonPachi: Blissful Death for my iPhone, picked up Metal Slug 3 on XBLA, and my wife bought me Ninja Gaiden II. Fortunately, I played all of these games quite a bit.
This experiment is not going how I expected, but I am still making tough decisions, having a lot of fun, and getting more mileage out of my gaming dollars. I’ll be sharing my monthly choices, the decision making process, and impressions of my monthly picks in separate posts throughout the year.
If you had to restrict yourself to one game per month, what would you choose?