Over the last month, my objective was to finish four games that were in my backlog. I did just that. Those games were in order of completion:

  • Thirty Flights of Loving (PC)
  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (X360)
  • Persona 4 (PS2)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

Now would I do this again, probably not any time soon. Clearing a backlog can sometimes be a stressful experience especially when trying to do it under a time limit.

When you get to a rather difficult part of a game that’s stressing you out, it’s probably best to put the game down and leave it for a while. I was trying to power through it, so I got rather angry at things rather quickly.

Also I am studying at university, playing games to finish them does not go well with having to get work done. I think I have to slow down at this point, as things are really starting to pick up in terms of work.

At the moment I am playing Chrono Cross, and I am rather enjoying taking that game slow, it feels like the right kind of game for that style of play. There’s something about Squaresoft RPGs from the early 2000s I can really get into, they feel as if they have some sort of consistent atmosphere, all being about the stranger in a strange land reforming the world he ends up in. You can really see it in Final Fantasy X and the first Kingdom Hearts.

Anyway, my approach to my backlog is going to be much more relaxed for the time being, I have more important things to be focusing on, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be putting up some content on here. There’s some pretty good stuff coming that I’m kind of excited about putting on here.

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