Something we’ve been meaning to do for a while, that we finally did, was take stock of the video games we have. Between the consoles, handhelds, and PC, we have so many games and too many to keep track of. I wanted a list where we could remind ourselves of what we have, what we’ve played, and what we’ve reviewed. We finally got around to it and it took longer than I thought it would.
It took a shorter amount of time than I thought it would, haha. We have a few shelves of our physical games in the closet of the den where we keep our consoles. Rachel typed up the titles while I shouted them out. There were quite a few that baffled us, wondering why we had the games or when we had gotten them. A couple of Xbox One games were on the shelves, for example, that apparently an old friend had given to me within the past year. It made me question whether or not we accidentally stole them.
I don’t think we stole those. You guys were talking about them and I think he gave them to you to try. Whether it was to keep or to borrow, I have no idea. We also went through all the handheld games we have too. Each of us has a bucket filled with the small cartridges. We dumped them out and took stock of them all… even the Rugrats Gameboy Color games.
We have a lot of really old Gameboy Color games, some of them making us laugh, such as Nickelodeon’s Rugrats games and too many games related to the Disney franchise which were definitely just money-making games. Seriously, we have about three different games based on Disney’s Tarzan for different systems. Aside from those, there were also games that were still shrink-wrapped.
Shrink-wrapped games included some Wii U games. We had bought them before the Switch came out because we realized we didn’t have that many Wii U games. Then the Switch came out and we never got the chance to play them. Then we looked at the games we have on our PC, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. Expanding our PC game collection is something I want to do.
I’d still like to play those Wii U games someday, but our gamepad for that system does not last without being on the charging stand any longer. We have a few regular controllers, but a couple had to be tossed because of corroding batteries. One day those games shall be opened and played! Our PC game library isn’t too bad at all, definitely one of the smallest libraries in our collection, though. Still, they’ve had some of my favorite games from last year on them.
We have quite the collection of games that just keeps on growing. We have a good amount of digital games as well. We even turned on the Wii and Wii U to see what we had for the virtual console games. I wonder how much money it would all equal out to… but at least we have the list now. Now we just need to remember to keep it updated!
We still have to finish up the list. While we have everything cataloged, our next step is to determine what’s been played and what’s been reviewed on here, if it’s going to be reviewed at all. Having to keep up with a list of video games by playing them isn’t the worst chore!
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Those of us who love to play video games not only have thin wallets, but also tend to have a ton of games on the back burner. With so many fantastic developers and publishers, dozens of video games can be released monthly and it can be difficult to keep up with all of them. Joining Rachel and me in venting about our giant backlog of games is our good friend Justin over at TWOTALL4UFOOL, a fellow gaming and tech site as well as one of the hosts of the Game N’ Watch Podcast. Justin, thanks so much for joining us!
My pleasure. Thanks for having me.
Kris and I have been meaning to go through our video games and organize them. There are a lot we haven’t played yet, some of them we’ve had for a few years. These are games old and new. One that especially comes to mind is Has Been Heroes. It came as a bundle when we got our Nintendo Switch back in April 2017. We still haven’t had a chance to play it even though we’ve been close to starting it quite a few times.
That poor game, yes. Another Switch game that has been stuck on the back burner, surprisingly, is Octopath Traveler. It’s still fairly new, but with how much we enjoyed the game when it first came out, I feel bad that we haven’t finished the stories just yet. Justin, wasn’t the oldest game on your backlog list? Or is there a game you’ve been anxious to play but just haven’t gotten the chance yet?
For me I’m stuck right now on Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PS4. So everything I’ve been playing before that is either on the back burner or I haven’t opened up. God of War is on the back burner. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is also on the back burner. Mario Is Missing…. I mean Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is on the back burner. Sometimes I tend to start games and just not finish them. But right now in terms of games that haven’t even been taken out of the plastic are Octopath Traveler, and believe it or not a PS3 game. Assassin’s Creed Rogue. It’s pretty old now. But I really wanted to play that game but I got in around the time I got my PS4. Kind of bad timing but I hope to get to it soon. Too bad the PS4 doesn’t have backwards compatibility. LOL!
Wow, you’ve got a lot. I can’t believe you haven’t played Dark Moon . Though I can’t say anything because my backlog is just has big. It’s partly why I’ve been reviewing Nintendo DS games lately. I’ve been trying to catch up with games I’ve never played – even though I’ve had them for years – or games I started a long time ago and just never finished. We too had a couple of PS3 games that haven’t been opened… in fact, we haven’t even turned on our PS3. The backwards compatibility is the same problem we have with our Xbox One. All our 360 games that we haven’t touched can’t be played now.
Glad we’re not the only one with PS3 games on our backlog! Backwards compatibility was always something I appreciated from Nintendo and, despite how awesome the Switch is, I’ll admit that I was disappointed when I first heard the Switch would not have backwards compatibility. Now there are a quite a few Wii U games that were ported to the Switch, which is great, but I’m not willing to spend money to buy a second copy of them just to play on the Switch. New consoles don’t seem to help our backlogs, haha!
So will you two be picking up New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe? I know that this month is going to be a nightmare and just add to my backlog. There are so many fantastic games coming out. Super Mario Party, WWE 2K19, Red Dead Redemption II, Mega Man 11. The list goes on and on.
I would personally love to pick up New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. I love those games and they haven’t come out with them in a while. However, it probably won’t be the first thing we pick up. October and beyond is going to be rough – on the backlog and on the wallet. I’m waiting for Super Mario Party and Luigi’s Mansion 3DS for this month. There are a few others I’d love to try but know I won’t get to right away.
I’m not too excited about New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, I’ll admit. Those games are fun with company, but they don’t hit any of my top video game lists. Super Mario Party is what I’m mostly looking forward to this month. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey seems interesting too. It’s a series I’ve wanted to try, and we do have a few titles that were on our backlog for our Xbox 360. We never got a chance to try the games before our 360 got the red ring of death. I have to double check and see if any of the titles are backwards compatible now. If they are, our backlog list will grow!
Those Assassins Creed games on the last gen consoles are amazing. You should definitely check them out. Sorry about the red ring of death by the way. I have a road map of games I would like to buy from now to end of the year. They include Mega Man 11, WWE 2K19, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I feel bad I will be playing more games before I even get to Octopath Traveler. Smh.
As mentioned, Octopath Traveler is a game that we’ve started and reviewed but we haven’t had a chance to finish the game. There are so many we own and want to play, let alone the games coming out in the next few months. Octopath is definitely one I want to get back to soon though. I also have a few older games on my backlog that I want to try to work my way through. Games such as my DS and 3DS as well as the NE and SNES Classics.
That’s the same problem I’m having with God of War right now. I’m more than half way through Spider-Man so I hope to get back on it soon. If WWE 2K19 doesn’t take up too much of my time. Too bad playing video games isn’t my day job. LOL!
I remember you talking about God of War when it was first coming out. I’m sorry you haven’t gotten the chance to get back to it! There’s just so many games and so little time to play them all. I love how we talked about a lot of games not only on our backlog but games that will probably end up on our backlogs because of future games coming out, haha! Thank you again, Justin, for joining us on this post! Please go and visit Justin’s blog and be sure to give his podcast a listen! You can also find him on Twitter and Twitch!
Thank you two sistas for having me. It’s good to know I’m not the only gamer out there with a full backlog of games they’re trying to get through.
It was our pleasure! We’ll definitely have to have you back again.
How many games are on your backlog? Don’t forget to give Justin’s blog come love!