Gaming pile of shame report – August 2019

Well, it has been over six months now since I posted about my gaming pile of shame, so how am I getting on? I guess things are progressing, albeit slowly, and I kind of blame a few reasons for this… (such as anime watching, catching up on TV docs and also planning my 2020 Japan trip).

If you haven’t seen my original post – Gaming pile of shame – Can you break old habits? Jan 2019 – Please do check it out, just so you can see my original never-ending list of despair.

Anyhoo, to quickly explain here, a gaming pile of shame could be down to procrastination or time spent doing other ‘important’ things like chores (yay), which suits me fine (cry) but also plays on the mind every single time I purchase a new title.

As my birthday rolled in last month I was blessed with a £10 PSN voucher from my mate Dom, so I did what any sane person would do and bought a new game to add to the existing pile.

Except it wasn’t a quick to finish indie title to make myself feel better…. I just bought Monster Hunter World….

This means I now have a game which could easily sap over 100 hours of my lifespan added to the pile…. oops!

Now, I started up this list to try and keep the yearly promise (to myself) to complete the main story of each title I own. So far for 2019 then I have only completed a quarter of individual titles that I did versus 2018… 3 vs 12… Oh dear…..

Completed 2018

Persona 5
Mario Odyssey
What Remains of Edith Finch
Breath of the Wild LOZ
Night in the Woods
Life is Strange 2
Final Fantasy XV
Ni No Kuni II Revanant Kingdom
Pokemon Sun
Cat Quest
Crash Bandicoot Insane Trilogy (1)

2019 is half finished already… where did that go!

Looking back at 2018 made me wonder how on earth I managed to finish them, but a few I did start back in 2017. So far this year I don’t feel like I’ve been able to keep up the pace…. However, one of the reasons for this is a huge time sapping draining JRPG you may have heard of, Dragon Quest XI. Therefore, many of the below games are still left unfinished

Almost finished games

World of Final Fantasy (PS4) – probably about 5-8 hours left
Kingdom Hearts (PS2) – dropped and re-started on PS4
Tomb Raider 2013 (PS4) – not touched since Jan
FFIX (PS1) – not touched since Jan
FFX (PS3) – not touched since Jan
TMNT (PS4) – not touched since Jan

Currently ‘playing’ from January list

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu (Switch) – Played in the past week
Spider-Man (PS4) – not touched in last three months
Yakuza Zero (PS4) – not touched in last three months
Beyond Two Souls (PS4) – Little progress made
Octopath Traveller (Switch) – Little progress made

New games added and currently playing since last post (excludes casual)

Hitman collection (PS4) – One of the games I like to stream
Kingdom Hearts (PS4) – Just finished Alice in Wonderland
Overcooked 1 (PS4) – Final boss level to do
Overcooked 2 (PS4) – Started around my birthday
Monster Hunter World (PS4) – BRAND NEW
Nippon Marathon (PS) – Story mode to do
Tales of Berseria (PS4) – It’s a tales game okay…

Completed 2019:

Dragon Quest XI (PS4) – Not done a review yet, did some of the ‘post game’
Fe (PS4) – A review of which is up on my Pile of Shame thread, or you can read it here!
Crash Bandicoot Insane Trilogy 2 (PS4)

Played in the last 6 months

Seasons after fall (PS4) – Nice to play in between other games
Flow (PS4) – Nice to play once in a while
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PS4) – Scary bit made me put it down

Not played but own

Uncharted 2-3 (PS4)
Crash Bandicoot (3) (PS4)
Yonder (Switch)

Unfinished games that have been played in the last few years

Tales of Zestiria (PS3)
Tales of Xillia 1-2 (PS3)
FFVIII (PSVita) (Dropped to wait for the FFVIII remaster!)
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
No no kuni (PS3)
Yoshi’s Wooly World (Wii U)
Uncharted 1 (PS4)
The Last Guardian (PS4)
Yooka-Laylee (PS4)
SAO (PSVita)
Persona 4 Golden (PSVita)
Tales of Hearts R (PSVita)
Tokyo Mirage Sessions (Wii U)

Casual games for me

Sims 4 (PS4)
Stardew Valley (PS4)
Catalatiral damage (PS4)
Skyrim (PS4)
Akiba’s Trip (PS4)

Finished games from 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch
Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
Tearaway (PS4)
Persona 4 Dancing all Night (PSVita)
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapure

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