When I next get paid I intend to re-buy a Super NES and a NES.
My favourite game of all time is Batman Returns on the Super NES. A friend recently gave me a copy he picked up on the market, so for the moment it has pride of place on a shelve so I can worship it. Anyway this led me to compile a list of all the Super NES games and NES games I would try and hunt down if I owned the consoles. There was a hell of a lot of games I wanted. Also added to this were a list of all the Master System games and Megadrive games I want which I have yet to get. My list had grown ridiculously fat by this point.
My problem with this is that I not only have a huge heap of games in various states of currently being played, but also a sizeable pile of games I have brought but have not even played yet. Too many cheap games and not enough free time.
I purchased a small note book (well, appropriated it from my parents house) and started compiling a list of every single game I own which I have yet to complete. The results are terrifying at the moment. There are so many games, specifically RPG’s were I have fought to the very end of the game and then just quit. Off the top of my head these include Alundra 2, Grandia, Star Ocean 2, 3, Final Fantasy 8, Landstalker, Summoner, Kingdom Hearts… All of these I will have to start again from the beginning if I ever want to complete, as I know from experience that it is hell to get back into a RPG after a lengthy break.
I think when I have finished my massive list I shall create a blog post of shame listing every single game I own but have not completed to try and spur me into action.
I started last night, completing Sonic 1 on the Master System on my second attempt, and completing Tom and Jerry on the Master System also on my second attempt. So two down, just a couple of hundred to go!