Anyway, the goal was to try new games I already had, and to give them a fair shot instead of just dropping them after a couple minutes. Here are some guidelines I put for myself.
- Don't drop the game until you've given it a fair shot. This obviously differs from game to game, but my rule of thumb was 2-3 hours.
- If you play a game past that point, keep going until you beat it, or until it stops being enjoyable. I have the hardest time getting back into games, so it's better for me to keep playing and not lose my momentum on it.
- For games where you're intended to have multiple successful runs to unlock stuff, like The Binding of Issac, a couple successful runs is good enough, and unlocking everything isn't close to necessary.
Let's play through our backlogs, and share our games. They might not be the new hotness like Bloodborne is, but they can still be worth playing.
The last game I beat was Papers, Please. Tons of people have said how good it is, and I agree. It's been a long time since I last played a game where I really felt like I was in the protagonist's shoes. Every time I admitted or denied entry to someone, I noticed I would let out a sigh of relief when I didn't get a citation. It does a fantastic job of demonstrating how hard it is to make a living through its clever use of mechanics, instead of saying it. Show don't tell, and all. I only got 1 end out of 20, so I'll definitely come back to it, but even if I stopped here, I already got my money's worth.
Up next, I think I want something a bit adventurey, so either Fez or La-Mulana. I'll probably go with the former since I watched Indie Game: The Movie not too long ago.