2020 - 12 Month Pile Program

ClockworkHouse wrote:
I had hoped the various GWJ game clubs would be another tool to help me address the pile in 2019, but sadly I haven't taken advantage of those opportunities very successfully thus far.

I hate to say this because I know that the people who run the game clubs are all here and watching (hi! thanks for all your hard work!) but one thing I really need to do for myself in the year ahead is to not try to participate in any of the game clubs. I've wanted to use them as an avenue for clearing out my backlog or making new discoveries, but the actual result for me has been nothing but stress. The pressure to participate and keep up with other players and contribute to the conversation has almost always had a distorting effect on my enjoyment of a game. Doubly so if I decide to buy the club's selection so that I can jump in.

I love the game clubs, but they're not a good match for me and my psyche.

No worries, Clocky, I totally get it. Door's always open, and I do try to keep it as a low pressure club, but you're always welcome (that goes for everyone!).

I like the game clubs, but I only really participate when it is games I wanted to play anyway. Otherwise yeah, it would become stressful.

Shadout wrote:

I like the game clubs, but I only really participate when it is games I wanted to play anyway. Otherwise yeah, it would become stressful.

Bingo! I haven't played a CRPG club game since Jade Empire. And sometimes I skip games in the adventure game club (like Tacoma or Her Story). I really want the adventure game club to be a low stakes thing.

Eleima wrote:
Shadout wrote:

I like the game clubs, but I only really participate when it is games I wanted to play anyway. Otherwise yeah, it would become stressful.

Bingo! I haven't played a CRPG club game since Jade Empire. And sometimes I skip games in the adventure game club (like Tacoma or Her Story). I really want the adventure game club to be a low stakes thing. :)

Yeah, the adventure club is generally more my speed, and I'm more inclined to try to participate there. I realized after I dropped Pillars of Eternity at the CRPG club deadline, not because I wasn't enjoying it but because I thought moving on would give me a better chance to get through the next club game "on time", that maybe I wasn't doing myself any favors.

No worries here either. I get it too, and for me, trying to keep up with both CRPG and JRPG club games has been too much. I always like hearing your take on JRPGs but I wouldn’t want to see you participate at the cost of actually enjoying the games you play.

So, I've never done one of these lists but I'm ready to try it for 2020.

The last 15 years of my live have been dominated by work and I had far more money to spend on games than time to spend playing them. I also regret none of the money spend on games as I know people my age who have developed spending habits that are far less healthy. Still once I started to control the workoholic in me I also started to be more conscious about how I spend my time in 2018 and 2019 and as a result I cut back on both spending so much on games I wouldn't play and playing games I didn't enjoy. So I do not need to finish anything, I'm ok with letting go knowing I've gotten out of the game what I wanted to get out of it.

I still went nuts on two steam sales this year but I installed all of the games and played them right away and in some cases even requested a refund when I knew I definitely wouldn't come back for more. The only clutter that came into my digital libraries came through humble and console gold subscriptions.

Making a list for the 2010s game of the century thread made me realize that I still have some really promising games sitting mostly unplayed in various collections digital and physical so I just wanted to list the games I still intend to get back to because otherwise I might just go looking for whatever is celebrated as the current thing to play on the internet instead of picking up one of these.

So here it goes:

Currently playing and intend to finish

  • Star Wars Jedi The Fallen
  • The Outer Worlds

Games recently bought, played some, intend to come back to

  • Hakuoki Kyoto Winds
  • Vampire The Masquerade - Coteries of New York
  • DUSK
  • AMID EVIL
  • Project Warlock
  • Wrath - Aeon of Ruin (coming out of Early Access around summer)

Presumably great games from the 2010s I have bought and still need to spend more than an hour with or haven't played in about a year and need to pick up again

  • Tacoma
  • Portal 2
  • Mass Effect 2 (and 3)
  • Breath of the Wild
  • Arkham City (and after that Origins and Knights)
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Kerbal Space Programm

Games I might take another look at in the right mood aka games I quit because I didn't have fun anymore but still might be worth picking back up

  • Disco Elysium
  • Witcher 3

Let's see how it goes from here.

I don't really have any game in 2020 that I'm hyped about. I'll probably want to take a look at Cyberpunk but beyond that I guess I can do without most of the games I know are on the horizon.

Cleaning this up and making a plan.

Sorted by how long (from how long to beat):

Control - 11 hours
Lugi's Mansion 3 - 12-13 hours
Yakuza Kiwami - 18 hours
Astral Chain - 19-20 hours
Y's VIII - 37 hours
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - 40 hours
Fire Emblem: Three Houses - 47 hours

now I just need to decide what to tackle first. Any suggestions?

I am thinking of just going by time. That also allows me to swap systems fairly regularly - xbox, switch, PS4, switch, switch, xbox, switch.

I may have to do two at a time so I have something on the switch all the time I can play. That is because with one TV occasionally someone else in the family will want to use it.

So that would be Control and Lugi's 3 first, then Yakuza and Astral Chain, then Y's VIII and Odyssey.

I think that would b3 several months of games so I don't think it is practical to plan beyond that. Cyberpunk will be out and FF7: Remake - possibly earlier than several months so I need to expect I will fall off the plan.

However I think it is a good rough draft of what I intend to do.

farley3k wrote:

Lugi's Mansion 3
Yakuza Kiwami
Control
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Astral Chain
Y's VIII
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey -

Games I know are coming out that I want to play
Cyberpunk 2077
Final Fantasy 7 remake

And a couple I want to play more of because I love them

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Witcher 3

That seems like a doable list actually.

*finish to me doesn't mean see the credits it means feel like I beat the game. I already feel that way about Breath of the Wild and the Witcher 3 but I just love playing them so much I want to play them more.

Those times look to be on the short side to me. Control is more likely a 15ish hour game, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is easily 80+ depending on how you play.

With that said, Odyssey is a good one to have simmering in the background while you work through shorter games. You can fire it up, do a side quest, hunt down a cultist, tackle a fort, or some other bite sized activity. Then play something else. And if you get sucked into the story for a while and focus on it, that works too.

beanman101283 wrote:

Those times look to be on the short side to me. Control is more likely a 15ish hour game, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is easily 80+ depending on how you play.

With that said, Odyssey is a good one to have simmering in the background while you work through shorter games. You can fire it up, do side quest, hunt down a cultist, tackle or a fort, or some other bite sized activity. Then play something else. And if you get sucked into the story for a while and focus on it, that works too.

Fire Emblem Three Houses listed at 47 hours is definitely the "absolute minimum engagement" count. That's if you stick exclusively to just the story missions and do the most time-efficient but not necessarily stats-efficient route.

I would not go by How Long to Beat at all.

Ok so they are not a great guide but they do give me a rough idea - i.e. Fire Emblem is long, Control is short So it still gives me a way to think about the relative length.

beanman101283 wrote:

With that said, Odyssey is a good one to have simmering in the background while you work through shorter games. You can fire it up, do a side quest, hunt down a cultist, tackle a fort, or some other bite sized activity. Then play something else. And if you get sucked into the story for a while and focus on it, that works too.

It might be good to have a game like that going.

Some games just seem to require me to play almost exclusively because of the skill needed to play or the complexities of the game.

I feel that way about Astral Chain, and Ys VIII. Not because they are all that hard but because it takes a long time to remember the mechanics of the game when I leave it for a long time.

However AC:O is not like that from that I have played. It is pretty darn simple really. (bus so darn pretty)

MEATER wrote:

Making a list for the 2010s game of the century thread ...

I really should take a look beyond my forum thread favourites now and again... Am guessing I have a lil reading to do.

Okay, everyone else is doing it, so maybe I should too! Here are the games I plan to get to this year, though I do reserve the right to change my mind at any time!!

  • Draugen (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • The Red Strings Club (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Silence (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Epistory - Typing Chronicles (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Goetia (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Return of the Obra Dinn (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Resonance (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • A Hat in Time (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Unavowed (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Astrologaster (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Syberia 3 (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Heaven's Vault (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Elsinore (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Nightshade (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Ōkami (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Two Point Hospital (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)

It'll be fine, it's fine, I'm fine!

Bubblefuzz wrote:
MEATER wrote:

Making a list for the 2010s game of the century thread ...

I really should take a look beyond my forum thread favourites now and again... Am guessing I have a lil reading to do.

Right this way.

Eleima wrote:

It'll be fine, it's fine, I'm fine!

Smile of the day.

Eleima wrote:
Bubblefuzz wrote:
MEATER wrote:

Making a list for the 2010s game of the century thread ...

I really should take a look beyond my forum thread favourites now and again... Am guessing I have a lil reading to do.

Right this way. :)

I should have known!

Cheers for sorting Eleima, expect my list after I thinks.

Well it isn't much but one day of commitment is better than my average. I played Control last night and had a fine time. I just wish I didn't get lost so easily.

I've hit an unexpected complication. That didn't take long.

Chris alluded to this before, but the best way I've found so far for myself to play through long games (anything over ten hours, pretty much) is to rotate through them. Lately, I've been playing a long game on my PlayStation 4, followed by a week of whatever I'm playing on Xbox, then repeat. It works.

The complication is that I also have a Switch with some shiny new games, and I haven't left myself any time to play it. I'm mostly playing the Switch as a console these days (as opposed to a handheld that I can play anywhere, anytime) so it's competing for the same hours of the day as the other platforms.

Do I just stick a third week in the rotation? That's the most straightforward, but two weeks is a long time to be away from anything. I'm not sure. I'll have to experiment and find what works best for me.

My 2020 Pile plans:

1: Play whatever the hell you want at any given moment and don't sweat it. e.g. Yes, that game I bought in a 2016 Steam sale is still sitting there entirely unplayed, but what I *want* to do right now is put in an eighty-third hour with Into The Breach.
2: Maintain the Game Pass sub which more than pays for itself in how much less I'm spending on buying games, which itself ironically opens up a lot of space to approach Pile-games as it's turned off the spigot that's making the Pile bigger.

Jonman wrote:

My 2020 Pile plans:
2: Maintain the Game Pass sub which more than pays for itself in how much less I'm spending on buying games, which itself ironically opens up a lot of space to approach Pile-games as it's turned off the spigot that's making the Pile bigger.

This so true, being Epic's none stop free games, Humble Monthly and Game Pass I don't actually BUY games on PC anymore. There is enough games between those three to play type of game I want to play at any given time. Few with surprises in between.

Fastmav347 wrote:
Jonman wrote:

My 2020 Pile plans:
2: Maintain the Game Pass sub which more than pays for itself in how much less I'm spending on buying games, which itself ironically opens up a lot of space to approach Pile-games as it's turned off the spigot that's making the Pile bigger.

This so true, being Epic's none stop free games, Humble Monthly and Game Pass I don't actually BUY games on PC anymore. There is enough games between those three to play type of game I want to play at any given time. Few with surprises in between.

Pretty much. My buying patterns have shrunk down to Switch, VR and weirdo indie gems, which are what the subs/freebies don't get me.

2020 plans - Falcom
Playing through Trails series.
1. Trails in the Sky 2nd
2. Trails in the Sky 3rd
3. Zero no Kiseki and Ao no Kiseki
4. Trails in Cold Steel 3.

Update.

-I have agreed to send Lugi's Mansion 3 off to another GWJer since I wasn't ready to dig into it.
- I have "finished" Control for me. I didn't see the credits roll but I don't really care that much about that. It is feeling very samey so I am ok with calling it good. It was fun but after several hours it is just the same stuff over and over.
- I have been loving Astral Chain so I think that might be my next focus.

farley3k wrote:

So for me I want to finish*

Lugi's Mansion 3
Yakuza Kiwami
Control
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Astral Chain
Y's VIII
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Games I know are coming out that I want to play
Cyberpunk 2077
Final Fantasy 7 remake

And a couple I want to play more of because I love them

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Witcher 3

That seems like a doable list actually.

*finish to me doesn't mean see the credits it means feel like I beat the game. I already feel that way about Breath of the Wild and the Witcher 3 but I just love playing them so much I want to play them more.

Not making a plan of specific games to finish, but my broad strokes plan for the year is to play what I'm feeling like rather than trying to force something, consider a game 'done' when it's no longer fun (I anticipate a lot of my steam backlog will get dropped this way), and try to finish more games than I buy. I bought a lot of stuff in the recent switch sales, so barring a few upcoming releases I should be pretty set on that front.

I was taking a road trip yesterday so I tried Fire Emblem since Astral Chain is hard on the small screen.
I remembered why I stopped playing FE and why I think I will move it to "finished" for me.
I playing 3-4 hours and had 2 maybe three battles. The reset of the time was spend walking around the school trying to return stuff that people dropped all over. I believe I can skip a lot of that but then I figured I would be underleveled. However people say it is pretty easy so maybe I should just skip all that and just fight as many battles as possible.

Anyway after that time I was just bored senseless and will be putting that on bottom of the list for sure.

farley3k wrote:

Update.

-I have agreed to send Lugi's Mansion 3 off to another GWJer since I wasn't ready to dig into it.
- I have "finished" Control for me. I didn't see the credits roll but I don't really care that much about that. It is feeling very samey so I am ok with calling it good. It was fun but after several hours it is just the same stuff over and over.
- I have been loving Astral Chain so I think that might be my next focus.

farley3k wrote:

So for me I want to finish*

Lugi's Mansion 3
Yakuza Kiwami
Control
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Astral Chain
Y's VIII
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Games I know are coming out that I want to play
Cyberpunk 2077
Final Fantasy 7 remake

And a couple I want to play more of because I love them

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Witcher 3

That seems like a doable list actually.

*finish to me doesn't mean see the credits it means feel like I beat the game. I already feel that way about Breath of the Wild and the Witcher 3 but I just love playing them so much I want to play them more.

The social stuff in Fire Emblem doesn't advance your combat levels at all, as near as I can tell. There's an option to automate all of that stuff, anyway, so why not just do that if what you're interested in is the combat?

I may try that but mostly I didn't skip it because well I assume that is the game. I never really expected that there were whole mechanics that I could skip.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

My goal by the end of January is to have zero unplayed games purchased since Nov. 1 (I currently have 2), and to have at least 75% of the games purchased since Nov. 1 get some serious effort (I'm sitting at about 60% right now).

Coming up on the end of the month, I've hit both my goals! I don't have anything unplayed, and I've put some serious time into exactly 75% of the games I've bought recently.

So what's that last 25% that I haven't put much effort into?

  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
  • Divinity Original Sin 2

The interesting thing is that I bought all of these within a few days of each other. They were all on sale for Black Friday.

Late last year, I went back through my gaming purchases for the previous 12 months or so. I noticed two distinct buying patterns. One of which were these little clusters of games that I'd buy together during a sale. Typically, I wouldn't seriously play anything from those clusters even if I played things I bought before or after them. My conclusion was that I was motivated less by the games themselves than by wanting to participate in the sale. I suspect that's what happened here, too.

Maybe one of my goals for February should be to put some meaningful time into these games, but I'm not sure when. Man of Medan seems a likely candidate for that since I'm playing it co-op, but the other two are on the Switch and right now my Switch time is all booked up.

January Report~

Added:
(nothing..unless Xbox Game Pass for PC counts?)

Beat:
(nothing)

Made Progress In:
Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)
Control (PS4)
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Steam)
Black Mesa (Steam)

Planned Games To Beat In 2020

Spoiler:

Overcooked! (Switch)
Control (PS4)
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Steam)
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (Steam)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS4)
Kingdom Hearts 3 (PS4)
The Witness (Steam)
God of War 2018 (PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
Resident Evil HD remaster (PS4)
Black Mesa (Steam)
Paper Mario: Color Splash (Wii U)
Star Fox Zero (Wii U)
Star Fox Guard (Wii U)
Assassin's Creed: Origins (Uplay)

I started out in January being so hopeful about my pile progress and then just fizzled out. First half of the month my cold came back with a vengeance and then work stress and mild depression set in. The first part is taken care of and I'm working on the rest. So with any luck I'll have something on my finished list in February. I could really use that momentum..

Xbox game pass was picked up on a whim since they were running that 3 months for $1 deal but I haven't tried it out yet. It's been a week and a half and the only thing I've done is install Plague Tale: Innocence. Ah well.

Added:
Super Neptunia RPG
DOOM VFR
Pokemon Sword

Finished:
Gris
Motorsport Manager 3
Operencia: The Stolen Sun
Witcher 3 Heart of Stone
Fire Emblem Warriors

Playing:
Pokemon Sword
Outer Worlds

Good month in terms of gaming, bad in terms of RL sh*t. Pokemon has been my escape world for this last week, almost put 10 hours since I got it last Sunday. I don't know what February has in store for me, so far I'm only planning to purchase Rune Factory when it comes out at the end of the month, but with the way things are right now I wouldn't be surprised if I end up doing retail therapy... PC Game Pass has been helping keeping that at bay...

About last months games... I really enjoyed all of em, I wouldn't be surprised to see at least two of them in the GOTY list for me.

  • American Truck Simulator
  • Disco Elysium
  • Else Heart.Break()
  • King's Bounty: Crossworlds
  • King's Bounty: The Legend
  • KOTOR II
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Ni No Kuni II
  • Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
  • The Sims 4
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2

Life really got in the way this month, so no progress on the pile was made. Still playing Yakuza 0 and Mass Effect Andromeda, though I haven't touched the latter in a few weeks now. I decided randomly at some point to start Ni No Kuni II, which further splits my time. And I'm trying to replay Kentucky Route Zero. I also caved and bought a Disco Elysium and the two Yakuza Kiwami games in the recent Steam sale.

I'm not expecting things to slow down much in the next month. I'd like to buy Realm of the Clockwork Gods when it comes out, and a friend lent me Death Stranding, so I feel pressure to play that as well. Short of ignoring all other forms of entertainment for the month, I don't think I'm going to finish anything else anytime soon.

Added:
Heavens Vault
Control

Finished:
Code Vein

Not a very successful start to 2020s pile clearing. I made the obviously stupid decision to grind some pvp ranks in WoW Classic, which took up most of january's play time. Hopefully February will go better. Started on A Plague Tale this week. Not sure how long it is. Might theoretically be able to finish it before the month ends.

Here we are, end of the first month of the year. Let's see what got done, yeah?

GAMES COMPLETED:

  • Gears of War 2

GAMES PLAYED:

  • Pokemon Shield
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Gears of War 3

SHORT AND SWEET:

I'm finding a lot of enjoyment in playing older games for the sake of my YouTube channel. I'm dabbling in current stuff but it's hard for any of it to really stick with me. Now that some big games were delayed out of March and April, though, I'm no longer in some sort of "catch-up panic". Just going to take my time, with Darksiders: Genesis the only for sure new purchase in February. Maybe Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection. Otherwise, been having a decent time of gaming this month, plan to continue into January.

THE OVERWROUGHT NAVEL-GAZING:

Spoiler:

The one-two disappointment punch of Control and Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order really sucked the wind out of my gaming sails. Diving head first into A Link to the Past and that whole headache didn't help much, even if I feel good about the final product. It's not that any of these games were bad, but each one was frustrating or a disappointment in some fashion that it turned into a really sour way to end an otherwise excellent 2019.

I was really looking forward to starting some new games in 2020, but even that ran a bit sour at first. I wish I could really describe my apathy towards Pokemon Shield, but after earning the first gym badge I've felt no compulsion to return. I even looked at this TemTem game everyone is raving about, and it seems interesting, but I don't know if it will really cure my issues with Pokemon. Assuming I know what my issue is at all. Travis Strikes Again has some quirky choices that I love, but it is all dragged down by each "world" being stretched out for far too long. By time I reach an area's mid-boss I'm ready for the level to be over. It's not a very complex action game, and while it's enjoyable enough, it's better enjoyed in small doses. I'm not a fan of playing half a level, walking away, and playing the remaining half later, though. First world problems and all that, but I like to finish a level before resting for the night.

This is nothing to say of the leap from Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and its broken A.I. to Gears of War 2 and its emphasis on some really lame set-pieces. I already wrote all about that on my blog, though.

It's no wonder Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore was looking so tempting. Really, the savior of January was in a spontaneous decision to try and record multiple games at once for the channel rather than just one at a time. After wallowing about, wondering what the heck I was going to do next and whether I could get all this stuff done in time, I decided "screw it" and began new games in Final Fantasy VII and Ocarina of Time. A great decision, as there's something wonderful about revisiting old favorites, taking copious notes as I try to study their design, and even gain new forms of appreciation for them. I had also begun recording Tokyo Mirage Sessions because what the heck, but it turns out three games at a time is a bit too much for my brain to keep track of. So, I'll probably finish Ocarina of Time first, then record the remainder of FFVII simultaneously with Tokyo Mirage Sessions. This two-at-a-time system ought to work well for me, and given my current "schedule" of videos I might actually be able to put out a lot of videos this year.

Of course, that all depends on the script-writing process, which... well, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Regardless, this trip into the past really has me thinking I ought to just make room for old games wherever and whenever. Even if Gears of War 3 is reminding me of why I played so little of Gears of War 3 compared to the prior games, it feels good to go back and get a new perspective on the franchise. Once that's finished I'll be moving on to playing Gears 4 and 5 co-op with my Destiny fireteam now that I've returned to apathy for that.

Then again, a buddy of mine decided to start Remnant: From the Ashes, which was a pretty decent time, and we need to return to Halo 5 as well. This? This is why Game Pass had me concerned.

I won't really be getting any multiplayer done for a while, though, as I'm knocked back out of commission due to an ear infection. Though I've been on antibiotics for... this would be day 9 and tomorrow is my last day, there still remains fluid in my ear that just won't go away. As "fluid in the ear" has been a problem in the past after wearing headphones several hours almost daily, I've tried to keep myself careful with how frequently I'm using them and playing online. This is the absolute worst, though. I'm hoping it'll resolve soon because... well it's just not pleasant.

In the meantime, I have no shortage of games to play. I'm probably going to play the tutorial mission of Anthem solo so I can be ready to co-op that with my niece some, and once I've finished A Link Between Worlds I think I'm going to play Fire Emblem: Awakening as my long-term 3DS title. I've found that, while my Switch is occupied with recording games for the channel, the 3DS makes a fine "eh, lemme just play something quick before bed" machine.

I'll probably slow down some, either way. I should return to Witcher 3 but... I dunno. I just don't want to feel pressured to play a game that demands so many hours and such time. Not right now. Not with Persona 5 Royal closing in. So we'll see what happens. I just like leisurely playing what I feel like for the time being. Think I'll keep that going in February.