I've got a problem. I like having all the parts of a series. I like the idea of playing all the parts of a series. But I'm really bad at actually following through and playing all the parts of a series.
Sometimes, I get through the first game or two of a series and lose steam, leaving the later games sadly unplayed, because obviously I picked them up in a sale at some point, because I'm a completionist. Sometimes, I always intended to get around to them, but haven't yet. In the worst case, the sheer number of games involved gets intimidating, and I keep putting off starting indefinitely.
This week, I wanted to spend some time with RPGs. I've got Wasteland 2 unplayed. I've only put about 5-10 hours into the first Dragon Age and Witcher games. I actually finished Mass Effect 1 and 2, and made it 15 hours into 3, then stopped. I decided to actually finish 3, started up, and realized I had no idea what I was doing when I last played it two years ago. Guess I'll figure it out.
So which series have you been putting off finishing or starting. How come you stopped? If a series gets long, do you ever decide to skip over older entries to get to the newer ones? Does it make you more or less likely to start or continue if the games have a strong story? And how do you handle series where games 1 and 3 are great, but 2 is regarded as being pretty crappy? Suck it up and play 2, or just skip over it?