I've got a few games (15 or so?) and they're pretty much all sports games except the GTA series. With the sports games, I found I was playing one game exclusively more than I REALLY wanted to (seeing as how I've got like $500 worth of sports titles since I HAVE to always have the current one), so I organized my games and now I play them, in order, for about an hour at a time, usually only one per night but sometimes more. (Also, I'm indecisive by nature and have borderline OCD, I think, so that might be a part of it.) Lately I've been playing an hour of a sports game and then putting in GTA: San Andreas for a while.
I'm defintely NOT the kind of person to buy one game and finish it until the end. I only got to like 35% on Gran Turismo 3, and I've never got 100% on a GTA game, although I finished the missions on Vice City. I got to the last mission on GTA3 but can't beat it. Non-sports games aren't usually my bag...I bought Metal Gear Solid 2 after playing the demo and played it once. I bought the last Crash Bandicoot title and got about half-way.
I like my "system" of playing because all of the various sports games have Dynasty or Franchise modes and this keeps them all going forward, I guess. I also have been simming the games a lot more than I used to. In NHL and NBA I'll simulate two games then play the third, which makes 28 games per year that I actually play and seems to add injuries and things that don't happen as much when you actually play. (Although that killed me in my NHL '04 dynasty when Sakic got hurt five games before the playoffs and I got eliminated as the #1 seed by #@$@#$!@ Vancouver in the first round of the playoffs.) I play all of the football games, though.
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I rent lots of games, but I only buy the ones with hugh replay value like sports (I have all the Madden and NCAA games on the PS2 going back to 2001) and fighting games (MK, Tekken, DoA, Capcom's entire VS series mostly on the Sega systems). The GTA series too. I also have Two Dynasty Warriors games (Empires and Tacticts) as I am a big fan of the series.
Katamari Damacy was just so weird, and cheap, I had to get it. When I was still a wrestling fan, I had a bunch of wrestling games, mostly the Fire Pro Wrestling games.
Also, sports, racing, fighting, and wrestling games are great party games, and my friends and I usually get together once a week for a night of gaming.
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My game collection is mostly centered on my PS2, where I have fifty PSone and PS2 games combined. I also have a few games for my PC, most notably Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge.
When time comes for me to decide what game to play, I take into consideration the mood I'm in. If I'm feeling analytical and thoughtful, I'll delve into a game that makes me think. If I have energy to waste, I'll pop in either a fighter or an adventure game. AND, if I want to chill out and relax, I'll put in an RPG.
Now, for each of those moods, I have a set "TO BEAT" list of games that I'll have ready for them. For example: when I'm in an RPG mood, my list right now is either Final Fantasy 9, 10, or Legend of Dragoon.
When I have adrenaline, I'll pop in either GTA3, or Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance.
And for when I'm in a thinking mood, that's where C&C comes in.
I have a really bad habit of buying games, playing them once, and then never touching them again...and I think this way is a good way to finish them. Since employing this system, I've beaten Final Fantasy 7 (for the third time), Final Fantasy 8 (for the first time), WWE Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth, Tekken 3, and Mortal Kombat 4 beaten.
I'm admittedly not a fan of sports titles. I always find them to be too hard for beginners and novice players. I do have Tony Hawk 1-3 for the PSone, however.
Is it wrong to feel bad for a game, and just play it to play becuase it's been so long?
I do that alot. Like Burnout 3. It's all I played for almost a week and then other stuff came out, and kinda tossed it aside. I might have to play it again tonight poor poor Burnout 3 doesn't deserve to be ignored the great title it is. DAMN YOU GTA:SA !
Burnout 3 will get some play before this weekend, but then next week Halo2. Good lord, GTA:SA, SD!vsRAW, MK:Decption, Midway Arcade 2, etc. I need to quit my job to play all these games, but I cant quit my job or I can't get the games. Damned if you do, damned of you don't