Personal Thoughts

Why You “Probably” Shouldn’t Buy Too Many Games

Ever since I was young, I operated under the philosophy that more was better when it came to video games. After all, it made sense: the more games you’ve got, the more you’ve got to play; where could it go wrong? Well, as I’ve found out in the past year, buying a lot of PS4 games in a short period of time may not have been my best idea to-date. Don’t get me wrong, I love my collection and I’m pretty proud of it (just don’t get me started on the 1,300 video games on Steam that I have) but knowing that I have around 20 different games to finish on that system alone fills me with concern.

As of right now, I’ve been focusing on the incredibly good Persona 5 – which I’ve nearly finished – but during my month and a half of play, I’ve bought about 5 or 6 new PS4 games to play. Due to this, I’ve had to choose between bouncing my time between Persona 5, a game I’ve already started, a game I’ve been wanting to play, and Overwatch to top things off.

If by chance you didn’t already know, you can typically only play one game at a time!!!

So, this is my point: the idea that I’ve got another 20 games to finish after this one is quite daunting! The thing is, I’m not the type of gamer that likes to rush through games – unless I’m not enjoying them very much – so I’m going to be spending a lot of time on that one game, as I enjoy experiencing every it has to offer to me as a player. However, I know the second I finish Persona 5 or something else, that’s only 1/20 games left to complete.

How to tackle this particular predicament:

  • Stop buying games until I catch up
  • Stick to playing only one until it’s officially over and done with
  • Consider buying less games, but in actual fact continue to do what I’m doing now

At the end of the day, the point I’m trying to get across is that at times it’s not the best idea to purchase every cheap game you get your eyes on. If you are anything like me, the idea of having so many games to play on your back-burner is not a feeling you’re going to want to sought after. Instead, do what I didn’t and just build it up step by step. After you’ve finished a game or two, purchase a new one for yourself and enjoy the fact that there is absolutely no rush in the world to finish that new game.

When it’s all said and done, I am bound to finish them all – providing they don’t bore me to tears – but because there are so many extra games for me to get and finish; ultimately, it’s slowed down the process of doing so. Hell, just looking at my collection “scares” me sometimes, as there’s just so much to choose from I just resort to playing a game I can play for hours, without any concern to beat: and that is Overwatch!!