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How many games do you play at one time?

03-06-2014, 02:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 5
How many games do you play at one time?

I'm curious how you guys and gals manage all your games. I have so many games I want to play right now. Mines of Mars just came out, as did Block Fortress: War. Plus, I've already been playing Out There, Bug Heroes 2, Badland and Devil's Attorney.

All awesome games! With so many good games, coming out and old ones I haven't played, I have the constant feeling of wanting to play the next game, instead of focusing and really enjoying the one I'm playing. Maybe I'm weird or alone in this, but it's annoying because I want to give each the game the time and respect it deserves, especially if its well made.

For example, I'm playing Badland. And it's a seriously awesome game, I can't believe how well made it is. But I don't want to blow thru it, just to play the next game on my list.

So, how does everyone approach this? Do you play a 4-5 games at one time, spreading your time evenly. Or do you focus on 1-2 games, beat them and move on?

Last edited by darkadun; 03-06-2014 at 02:04 PM.
03-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,602
I'm terrible, I have way too many on the go at once and it's still not enough, there's so many that I've never gotten round to trying because something new comes along and takes away my attention.

03-06-2014, 02:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 955
Right now I'm actively playing:
Warhammer Quest
Shadow Blade
Waking Mars

Games I'm working through, but have lapsed a bit are:
Talisman Prologue
Type Rider
Anomoly 2

Games I've sampled, but barely touched are:
Ghost Trick
Autumn Dynasty
Skulls (can't remember the full name)

Games I've played a lot of but not in ages (though I plan to get back to them) are numerous, but they include:
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Tiny Thief
World of Goo

And many many more.
03-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,257
I have a huge backlog, that I can't play all games at full completion. Only can play in bite size chunks... Also have a job, so I'm never free. Even on days off I'm working on side projects with people. Maybe when I retire I will just sit down and play games... Or try and spend more time playing games instead of wasting time posting on TA.
03-06-2014, 03:12 PM
There are so many sales on iOS titles that I see absolutly zero reason to keep a backlog. I just buy a game, typically something I've been wanting and has just gone on sale, beat it and by the time I've finished it something else on my wish list has gone on sale.
03-06-2014, 04:29 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 2,338
I play an assortment of games at a time, although with a very large limit because I have only 8gb on my device. I'm really happy to even have a device.
03-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 1,207
Right now my time is being taken up by Bug Heroes 2 for the most part. I also play XCOM quite a bit. Have also been playing through The Room for the past week or so. Also like to have a game for quick bursts of fun. Right now that game is Wave Wave. Also bought Block Fortress Wars and Mines of Mars this week so I'll be digging into those as soon as possible. Just got South Park: The Stick of Truth for PS3 yesterday and will definitely play through that when I can. What can I say? I'm a gamer.
03-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 1,207
Forgot that I'm also playing through Sorcery! right now
03-06-2014, 05:13 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
I keep a folder of mostly new purchases I've never played that I really want to touch but don't dare to as they're generally substantial, multi-hour ones. I really try to reduce my backlog but games come out and go free way too fast for me to beat it.

Gerneally though, I have about five games on the go at any one time. I'll have a massive amount of games that I've played a little of but I normally restart the game from the beginning when I get back to those ones as I've forgotten the controls etc.

At the moment, I'm playing through 9th Dawn, King Cashing 2, Rimelands, The Room Two and Shadow Blade but I'm feeling the lure of several highly tempting games in my "Not Started" folder - Out There, Coldfire Keep, 868-Hack, Baldur's Gate, Bardbarian, Shadow Sun, Mines of Mars, Republique, Device 6, Castle Doombad, Deus Ex: The Fall, Year Walk, Ravensword 2, Block Fortress War, Bug Heroes 2, Gurk III, Penumbear and Shadowrun being the main offenders - you can see why I struggle at times!
03-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 429
In a perfect world, I'd prefer to beat one game before moving onto the next but alas, I don't. Right now I'm in various stages of completion with Runaway: A Road Adventure, Ava's Quest, Bug Heroes Quest, Swordigo, Prisoner 84, Second Chance Heroes, and Battle Supremacy.