What is the best way to play multiple games?

Currently I'm playing Kingdom Hearts (I know I'm really late to the party on this one), and I want to play Zelda too. However I'm not sure how to manage keeping on track with each of them. Any suggestions?

What I do is, play a new game for a few days, read comments here about a different game, go play that game for a few days, find out about another game, go play that for a few days...

This has gone on for about a decade, and now I'm the proud owner of a giant pile of games I'm in various stages of playing.

I guess that doesn't help you.

Running Man wrote:

What I do is, play a new game for a few days, read comments here about a different game, go play that game for a few days, find out about another game, go play that for a few days...

This has gone on for about a decade, and now I'm the proud owner of a giant pile of games I'm in various stages of playing.

I guess that doesn't help you.

Well I try to play only a few games at a time. Maybe a game that has a deep-ish story here, and an online game that is not so heavy on the story. Usually I'll play a game till I get sick of it then move onto a new one, and then eventually go back to the old one when I need a fresh start. It works... sort of.

It's good to play contrasting games i.e. one that's complex and one that's just drop in and play. I'm finding these days that it's great to have a couple of games to jump between depending on my mood. It's amazing how I mostly don't have a problem moving between control set ups.

All at once with three different machines and three (to six, if you're KB&M) controllers. Saves time!

Personally I can't really play more than one game at a time. I get too focused on one that any other game gets excluded. I also will use that as an incentive to burn my way through the pile - I can't pick up a new game that I want unless I finish my current game first.

Like others, multiple games tends to mean multiple genres. Kingdom Hearts and Zelda are probably both too close to each other. Zelda and Mortal Kombat are far enough apart. This is my preferred method.

Different machines can also help set up the different context.

I concur. I wouldn't try to play Zelda and Kingdom Hearts at the same time either. When I have the time and energy for two games, I try to go for contrasting styles; given my tastes, it's usually one RPG and one action-oriented game, but whatever you like.

I also generally prefer to play on two different systems when I do this (one mobile if possible). I think it helps with the muscle memory for different control schemes, and it's nice to have the flexibility of one game "on the go" and another when I have a television.

Not to digress from your main question, but, how far are you in Kingdom Hearts? You do know there's an HD version being released?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom... I understand you might not have the system and/or money for it, just making sure you're aware...

I always try to only play games that are different genres and/or use very different control schemes so if I step away for a while I don't have to take very long to re-learn the basics.

I'm a little OCD though when it comes to lists, so I have a big list of games that are "current" and by platform. I try to complete as many as possible, but really I only bounce between two or three at a time.

Do NOT make a schedule. That's adding work to games. Unless you find schedules fun. Then its meta.

I do not recommend playing two games that are very similar in many regards, down to their control schemes, but ever so slightly different. I have little issues every time I jump between Borderlands 2 and Firefall because of this. The sprint function in Borderlands is a toggle, and is a hold style in Firefall.

It doesn't help that the two have cel-shaded inspired visuals, although Firefall has been constantly evolving away from this throughout the closed beta.

beeporama wrote:

I concur. I wouldn't try to play Zelda and Kingdom Hearts at the same time either. When I have the time and energy for two games, I try to go for contrasting styles; given my tastes, it's usually one RPG and one action-oriented game, but whatever you like.

I also generally prefer to play on two different systems when I do this (one mobile if possible). I think it helps with the muscle memory for different control schemes, and it's nice to have the flexibility of one game "on the go" and another when I have a television.

Not to digress from your main question, but, how far are you in Kingdom Hearts? You do know there's an HD version being released?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom... I understand you might not have the system and/or money for it, just making sure you're aware...

beeporama wrote:

I concur. I wouldn't try to play Zelda and Kingdom Hearts at the same time either. When I have the time and energy for two games, I try to go for contrasting styles; given my tastes, it's usually one RPG and one action-oriented game, but whatever you like.

I also generally prefer to play on two different systems when I do this (one mobile if possible). I think it helps with the muscle memory for different control schemes, and it's nice to have the flexibility of one game "on the go" and another when I have a television.

Not to digress from your main question, but, how far are you in Kingdom Hearts? You do know there's an HD version being released?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom... I understand you might not have the system and/or money for it, just making sure you're aware...

I'm not sure if Kingdom Hearts 1.5 is supposed to be a new game or just a new name for the HD remake. Anyway I'm fairly far into Kingdom hearts 1 for PS2 so I'm just going to finish it. I've got no idea how much longer it'll last. I'm on the level with the Little Mermaid (Aerial), and I think I'm almost done with it.

I was planning on playing Zelda Wind Waker, but I'll wait until I finish KH since they are both story heavy.