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4:09 PM on 10.12.2012

I have a lot of games that I have never finished. I am going to finish them and write about it.

Deal with it.

Just like I have to deal with this cat on my lap as I'm writing.

Look at it! It doesn't care.

Just like I have come not to care for the amount of unfinished games I have. Here's the list:

Xbox 360
Enchanted Arms
Dungeon Siege III
You Don't Know Jack
L.A. Noire

Playstation 3
Dead Space
The Saboteur
Call of Duty: MW3
Retro City Rampage

Playstation 2
The Mark of Kri
Dance Dance Revolution Supernova

Final Fantasy Tactics
Final Fantasy II

Tekken 6
Half-Minute Hero
LEGO Batman
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

Super Mario Galaxy
No More Heroes

Super Mario 3D Land
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition
Mutant Mudds

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Pokémon Black
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
Megaman X Command Mission
Super Monkey Ball 2
Super Smash Bros. Melee

Game Boy Advance
Golden Sun
Sword of Mana
Lunar Legend
Riviera: The Promised Land
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Warioland 4
Metroid Fusion
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Nintendo 64
Goldeneye 007
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Game Boy
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Donkey Kong Jr.
Ice Climber
Balloon Fight
NES Open Tournament Golf
Wrecking Crew

Crazy Taxi
Soul Calibur
World Series Baseball 2K1

Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic Spinball
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Alien Soldier
Gunstar Heroes
Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
Light Crusader
Shining Force
Shining Force II
Shining in the Darkness
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
The Revenge of Shinobi

Alan Wake
Assassin's Creed
Atom Zombie Smasher
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Beyond Good & Evil
Bone: Out from Boneville
Bone: The Great Cow Race
Breath of Death VII
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Cave Story+
Commander Keen Complete Pack
Crayon Physics Deluxe
Cthulhu Saves the World
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
Dead Island
Doom II: Hell on Earth
Final Doom
Doom 3
Dungeon Defenders
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Fallout 2
Fallout Tactics
Far Cry
Far Cry 2
FTL: Faster Than Light
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto II
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Gratuitous Space Battles
Half-Life 2 (incluing Eps. 1 and 2)
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
HeXen: Beyond Heretic
HeXen II
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
Left 4 Dead 2
Lugaru HD
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Penumbra: Overture
Quake II
Quake III Arena
Rayman Origins
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Revenge of the Titans
Saints Row: The Third
Sam & Max Season 1
Sam & Max Season 2
Samorost 2
Sid Meier's Civilization III
Sid Meier's Civilization V
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Steel Storm: Burning Retribution
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
Tales of Monkey Island
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures
Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny
World of Goo

God. Dammit.

167 games.

I am the worst.

How did this happen? I blame a combination of Steam sales, indie bundles, "collecting", and lack of self-control. It's gotten to the point where I feel bad buying new games because I have the image of this mountain of unfinished games perpetually in the back of my head.

So how do I tackle this? One at a time, my friends, one at a time. First up: Bayonetta on the Xbox 360. I am a little over one-quarter of the way through this right now, and I am actually enjoying it. It's Japanese as fuck. I'll probably write a more detailed post when I finish it.

Part of my motivation for actually tackling this (aside from the fact that I've been saying I would do it forever, as the stack just grew ever larger) is that I need to show myself that I can accomplish something. Following through on shit is not my strong point. It's a personal failing that I am sick of, and wish to improve upon. Sure, finishing a pile of games isn't exactly the noblest of endeavors, but I consider this to be a first step in a long process of self-improvement.

I welcome suggestions on where to go once I finish up Bayonetta. I have started a couple of other games, namely Borderlands and Torchlight, so I may head there afterwards, or perhaps I can be swayed by a particularly convincing argument for something else.

Let's see what happens.

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