If you consider yourself a “hardcore” gamer, there’s a good chance that you have extensive backlog of games that you want to play, but most likely never will. Also known as the Pile of Shame.
I have one of these dreaded backlogs myself; it’s full of fantastic games that I’ll probably never finish. Here are the top 5 games in my backlog that I am dying to play, but probably never will.
I have wanted to play Okami since it was a PS2 exclusive. For some reason when I was younger, I never purchased the game and forgot about it. Luckily, it ended up coming out again on the PS3, and this time I swore that I wouldn’t miss out. I purchased the game from the PSN Store when it went up during a flash sale, and I’ve had it downloaded on my PS3 since then. I have never once booted the game up, and I often forget that I even own it. Sadly, I doubt that I’ll ever get the chance to go back and play the game I’ve heard so much about.
Persona 4 Golden
When I bought my PSVita a few years back, Persona 4 Golden was a Day One purchase. I had heard so many good things about the game and was ecstatic to get my hands on it. I played the game for roughly 10-12 hours and greatly enjoyed my time with it. For some reason, though, I just stopped playing it and never went back. I absolutely loved everything about the game – from the characters, to the combat, and even the story. Despite this, I still haven’t made an attempt to go back and pick the game up again in almost a year. I’m hoping that I can finish the game before Persona 5 releases, but right now, it’s looking doubtful.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
I didn’t know much about Ni No Kuni until it had already been out for a while. For me, this was one of those games where word of mouth really sold me on the idea. After so many friends suggesting that I buy the game, I decided to go out and purchase it. Just like Okami though, it has done nothing but sit on my shelf since then.
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
I’ve always been a big fan of the Kingdom Hearts games and when KH 3D came out, I purchased it on Day One. That was 3 years ago. I have only put the game in my 3DS maybe once or twice the entire time that I’ve owned it. For some reason, I just never felt like I was in the right mood to play. Luckily, the game will be getting re-released in the Kingdom Hearts 2.8 collection on PS4, so maybe I will finish it after all.
I have never been a person who has played the Dark Souls games. However, when Bloodborne came out, I decided that I would give the game a shot. I still have yet to do that. Currently, I think that it’s still wrapped in the original cellophane that I purchased it in. I want to get into this series of games so badly, but I don’t know if I have the time commitment to do so. Maybe one day I will finally get the chance.
These are my five games, but what are yours? What games do you have sitting in your backlog that you may never play? Let me know in the comments!