Last year, I took part in Later Levels’ #LoveYourBacklog 2020 and I had quite a bit of fun embracing my backlog of games- I even revisited the original Sonic the Hedgehog because of it. Well, Kim, over at Later Levels, has brought #LoveYourBacklog Month back for 2021 and of course, I just had to take part!
S, how big is my backlog? Well, I’m going to just use one of Kim’s lovely badges to give you a rough idea…
Yes, if you count all my physical and digital games together, I have over five hundred games waiting to be shown some love. I’ll be honest, I have long ago embraced my backlog and I am not ashamed in the amount of games I have available to play, if anything it just means I won’t run the risk of running out of things to play! Anyway, let’s take a closer look at some elements of my backlog.
The effect that the 2020 apocalypse had on your backlog.
OK, 2020 was a bad year, but it did have a slightly positive effect on my backlog. I knew at the beginning of 2020, I wanted to show more love to my consoles, in particular my PS4 and Vita. I actually exceeded my expectations by completing nineteen games in total, with six of those being played on Playstation consoles that I earnt the platinum trophies for. There was also four games that I completed 100%, as well.
The oldest game in terms of release date.
If we are going by release date, then it would be Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. A platformer that was original intended to be a Yoshi game, Croc: Legend of the Gobbos was released on Playstation back in 1997. My family has actually owned a copy of this game since the nineties, but I’ve never actually completed it, despite a number of attempts. Perhaps one day, I will show this plucky crocodile some love…
A game you bought on day one, only to not play it.
I actually I have quite a recent title for this one! I actually bought Mario 3D Allstars, for the NIntendo Switch, on release but I have yet to play it. I have never played any of the three games in this collection and I thought this would be a good opportunity to expereience thsi classic Mario games. Unfortunately, I’m still working my way through Fire Emblem: Three Houses and I prefer tackling one game at a time, on my Switch, so it maybe a little while before I catch up on the adventures of this famous plumber!
The game which has spent the most time on your backlog.
Last year I spoke about Sonic the Hedgehog as the game that has spent the most time in my backlog, as it was game I had’t completed and I still haven’t completed it. Still, rather than just repeat the same answer as last year, I’m going to pick another game. Instead of a Sega Megadrive game, this time it is going to be a Playstation game, Spyro: Year of the Dragon. This was one of my family’s first Playstation games and to this day, I have not completed it. I do have Spyro: Reignited Trilogy on PS4, so it maybe the right time for me to revisit this classic platformer?
The most recent addition to your library.
This honor goes to Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood. This is a game I’ve been looking forward to, since its announcement, as its set in a tabletop RPG universe that I love- World of Darkness. At the moment, I’m playing through Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered on my PS4, however Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood won’t be spending too much time in my backlog, as I will be diving into this game very soon.
The person responsible for adding the most entries to your backlog, due to their good recommendations.
I do have to take a lot of responsibility for my backlog, as my backlog is down to me watching Youtubers and Twitch streamers playing various games that also appeal to me. Then there is my subscription to Humble Choice, which adds ten to twelve PC games to my Steam library every month. Aside from myself, my boyfriend and my brother also recommend games to me but, at the end of the day, I’m the one that keeps buying the games so my backlog is all on me and wouldn’t have it any other way.
And so we come to the next stage of loving my backlog, showing love to the game that has spent the most time in my backlog. As I mentioned before, this would be Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The plan is that I will, in March, play and complete the version of the game in Spryo Reignited Trilogy on my PS4. Wich me luck as I try and tackle one of the games I couldn’t beat as a child!
And that is my #LoveYourBacklogMonth post for 2021! If you want to take part, head over to Later Levels, where Kim explains what you have to do. Once again, I have to thank Kim for taking the time in creating this fantastic event. It is such a great idea and one that I have a lot of fun with. So, come back in March to see how I fared with Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Talk to you soon!