I started writing this up in the 2017 Pile of Shame thread, before realizing that this is really a slightly different topic. It isn't so much trying to play through a pile of games to clear them, this is more of I want to accomplish as a gamer. Games I want to play for a specific reason.
I've been having a love/hate relationship with RPG's lately, and it actually is stressing me out a bit. I want to play all these RPG's, heck I own a lot of the RPG's I want to play, but I fire one up, play for an hour or two, get into a city, have a dozen or so quests dumped on me, watch my quest log start looking like my daily to-do list, and my brain just goes "nope" this feels too much like work and I bounce off. I then repeat the process several times with the same games over the next few months because I REALLY want to play those games. Alternately I'll feel like I'm making progress in a game, life will intervene, a few weeks will go by, and I won't be able to remember where I was with all the quests and give up. Like I feel like I need to hold everything in my head about everything I'm trying to do, and once I can't do that, it isn't worth playing.
I feel like this is something I want to "solve" not only so that I can enjoy RPG's again, but also as I have similar overwhelmed feelings at work. When my task list becomes too big, or I don't keep good enough notes about what I'm doing and can't hold everything related to a project in my head, I have the same nervous/anxious feelings. It feels like I want to quit and do something else, or load an old save and make different choices, but I can't because it is that silly "Real Life" RPG that is stuck in Ironman mode.
I've been thinking about it, the last RPG that I really feel like I finished was Dragon Age: Origins. I own DA2 and DA Inquisition, but haven't played either. So my goal for 2017, is to play through the series. Start at Dragon Age: Origins, play through it again, then move through the rest of the series. I'm not holding myself to a specific timeline, just sort of stating it publicly so that I can hold myself accountable. The ultimate goal is I want to play The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4, but have held off buying both, because I've bounced off so may other RPG's that I fear I'll feel like I've wasted my money on them.
So do you have any gaming goals for 2017? Games you want to play for a specific reason. If so lets share them and help each other though the process.