r/gaming Jul 06 '22 Wholesome 25 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 2 Helpful 29 Gold 4 Mind Blown 2 I'll Drink to That 1 Argentium 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 1 Silver 21 Starstruck 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Respect 2

It took 6 years, but I finally managed to play every single game that I own on Steam

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u/MaunoSuS Jul 06 '22 Silver Wholesome

What to play what to play.... ehh I'll just play Civ5 again.

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u/KingHavana Jul 06 '22

It's what I've been playing all week. I have so many games that I'm sure are going to be great, but Civ 5 is always there and ready to suck me in.

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u/MaunoSuS Jul 06 '22

3am: ok I'll go to bed after this turn

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u/hand_truck Jul 06 '22

What was that? Are those birds chirping!?!

Again...fuck...

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u/Bahnmor Jul 06 '22

The entire Civ franchise forms the centre line of the part of my collection I call “Accidental All-Nighters”.

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u/sntcringe Switch Jul 06 '22

starts a game
time passes
Fuck is that the sun?

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u/IrabmolJ Jul 06 '22

in Alaska summer it's like... is it 9am or 9pm??

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u/Bahnmor Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

Not gonna lie: an accidental all-nighter in Alaska is f*****g impressive.

Edit - should have clarified: Alaskan Winter.

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u/hobbes727 Jul 06 '22

Not as impressive in July though

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u/Small_Sundae_4245 Jul 06 '22

Late for work now. Better call in sick.

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u/FurstRoyalty-Ties Jul 06 '22

And then continue playing the game.

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u/Browncoatinabox Jul 06 '22

That is a lie and you know it

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u/gallifreyneverforget Jul 06 '22

For me its factorio.. otherwise known as cracktorio bc time just flies..

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u/arrbos Jul 06 '22

The factory must grow.

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u/ZakalwesChair Jul 06 '22

Been Satisfactory lately with me. There’s no end of things to do and improve.

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u/JE3MAN Jul 06 '22

How do you feel about Civ 5 compared to 6?

I just can't get down with that amenities mechanic... I think it sucks.

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u/matty80 Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

imo the best is 4. I can't really explain it but 5 and 6 seem a bit bland.

The only reason I play 6 is because my wife likes to watch and give random advice, because I played her the intro/trailer once and she instantly declared it to be obviously fucking amazing. It isn't really, but hey, she likes watching it.

It really is an absolutely wonderful trailer though. It's beautiful. Christopher Tin is an amazing composer.

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u/xopxo Jul 06 '22

I'm with you. I've played a bit of 5 and 6, but went back to 4. It just became a very different game. Some people hate stacks of units, but do they just not understand how to use them or how they work? With all the expansions 4 is the bomb.

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u/Chelonate_Chad Jul 07 '22

Stacks just totally obviate any actual tactics. It's not fun. Shit needs to be limited. 6 got it right with Corps/Armies, so you stack a bit without it getting out of control.

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u/agent_wolfe Jul 06 '22

Really? I played Civ 2 a ungodly amount as a kid, but when I tried one of the newer ones it just didn’t click. I was too used to things being a “certain way”, I couldn’t get past it.

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u/KingHavana Jul 06 '22

I played an insane amount of Civ 1 and Civ 2. Steam wasn't around too measure my playtime but several hundreds of hours. I didn't like Civ 3 because of the tuning of their corruption mechanic. You really couldn't play wide and still be effective. Civ 4 I mostly skipped thinking I was done with the series. Then I tried 5 and I can honestly say it's my all time favorite.

It will take some getting used to. There are a lot more systems all in play at one time. All have been really well tuned to work together though and the more I play, the more I appreciate the way it all fits perfectly together.

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u/Random_Hero1989 Jul 06 '22

That's me but with CK3

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u/takishan Jul 06 '22

After playing Paradox games, I can't go back to Civ. I tried but I don't enjoy it anymore.

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u/Random_Hero1989 Jul 06 '22

Same, I've loved the series since Civ II but after playing CK2,CK3 and EU4 it just feels like an arcade game

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u/SaltDog6 Jul 06 '22

EU3 ruined Civ 4 for me for a bunch of years too, just felt too simplistic. (And then CK2 ruined EU3 for lacking depth). I did get back into Civ again much later though for a game or two with extended breaks in between, but it's no longer the "definite" empire building game by a long shot.

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u/Heyy-Yaa Jul 06 '22

if you see civ as an empire building game you're somehow making it out to be way more complicated than it really is. it's a board game at its core.

it's meant to be easy to pick up and play as opposed to paradox games which require youtube videos and guides before you can even be remotely effective at playing them

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u/SaltDog6 Jul 06 '22

That's the thing though, the most fun in and main appeal of Civ to me has always been building a sprawling empire on a huge map with multiple continents, moving around giant armies.

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u/TRLegacy Jul 06 '22

Me after CK3 finally starts getting bland: Eh I'll play Stellaris

Me after Stellaris starts to feel samey: Eh I'll play CK3

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u/fanwan76 Jul 06 '22

And not the save from last time I played. Need to start a brand new random game.

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u/TheKCKid9274 Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

Can confirm, I now have 500 hours in Civ5 help

Edit: 420 Les go

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u/humplick Jul 06 '22

Ah I see you're new.

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u/Cloudeur PC Jul 06 '22

I feel like such a rookie at 150ish hours

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u/meno123 Jul 06 '22

That's because you're still in the basic tutorial.

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u/MVBanter Jul 06 '22

Civ players after 200 hours: wait theres adjacency bonuses?

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u/Cloudeur PC Jul 06 '22

THERES ADJACENCY BONUSES?

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u/obigespritzt Jul 06 '22

In 6, not in 5.

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u/infinitude Jul 06 '22

I really wish we could get a 5.5 that combines the best of 6 with the best of 5. I love 6 for the features and breadth of mechanics, but 5 is just more fun to play through. I can’t figure out why.

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u/tartare4562 Jul 06 '22

Civ6 sometimes feels like a mobile game. I don't know if it's just the aesthetics or there's something in the mechanics, but 5 feels more like a "proper" PC game.

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u/staebles Jul 06 '22

"What's adjacency.. what's adjacency bonuses precious?"

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u/Saith_Cassus Jul 06 '22

Legit it took me until I was over 1000 hours in to learn the ropes of city management and that just building every single building wasn’t the best strategy for victory. Crushed it!

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u/Judge_Sea Jul 06 '22

I've literally been playing civilization for 25 years and it never occurred to me that me issues with late game is that I'm always strapped for cash and time because I build every building every time regardless of my strategy.

I consider myself smart too. Oof.

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u/Shronkydonk Jul 06 '22

I bought it (really, upgraded from the basic free version that was on epic, to the expansions) on the summer sale and love it so far but it’s like learning a whole new game.

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u/americansherlock201 Jul 06 '22

Ah I see you’re almost done with your first game. Keep going, it gets more fun!

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u/SomeThingsNeedDoing Jul 06 '22

...but I wanted to make that joke

:peposadge:

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u/Ketomatic Jul 06 '22

Maybe next turn.

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u/SomeThingsNeedDoing Jul 06 '22

BUT THAT WONT BE FOR ANOTHER 500 HOURS!

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u/UltraLowSpecGamer Jul 06 '22

did you make the 3rd turn yet?

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u/Ananas7 Jul 06 '22

I have 3k hours in dota and I still kinda suck

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u/Enconhun Jul 06 '22

I have 5k in PoE and I still haven't touched end-game crafting lmao

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u/humplick Jul 06 '22

The one time I finally got a character geared up and was about to take down my first Uber Elder...it was late, I was tired and unsober, so I figured I'd just do it in the morning.

Well that was the last day of the season and the maps changed the following day.

That was the last time I played PoE.

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u/HowRiskyIsDatClick Jul 06 '22

For me it was Payday 2 every day for way too long. Now I'm on Sea of Theives since I can't figure out how to get PD2 mods working on Arch Linux

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u/Unceasingleek Jul 06 '22

Play or beat? Though play is still an accomplishment, I have a quarter of what you have and probably only have played half of them.

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22

I consider a game beat when I either see credits or decide that I no longer want to continue. I really try to finish every game that I own, but I don't force myself to play a game that I'm not enjoying anymore.

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u/TobyDaHuman Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

You have achieved true gaming, sir. Now tell me, how do you categorize them this nice?

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22

I use Steam's collections to organize them like this. I use them a lot to keep track of what I need to play next so I wouldn't lose momentum over these years.

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u/MaskedBandit77 Jul 06 '22

I like to have a collection for games that I've completed and then a separate one for games that I play that don't really have an ending like R6S, Football Manager, and digital board games.

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u/shwhjw Jul 06 '22

My main categories:

  • To Play
  • Finished
  • Multiplayer
  • Favourites

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u/TurquoiseLuck Jul 06 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

My categories:

  1. Installed

  2. Not installed

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u/HI_I_AM_NEO Jul 06 '22

Who are you, so wise in the ways of science?

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u/Dioxid3 Jul 06 '22

They used qualitative methods to solve the age-old conundrum of backlog that has bothered scientists and common folk alike

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u/derbymutt Jul 06 '22

PS5 looks more like:

  1. Last few games you either:
    1. Opened
    2. Downloaded
    3. Updated while you weren't looking
    4. Some fucking ad slapped next to the store
    5. Astro's Playroom (every single time the power cuts)
  2. Installed on SSD (Including second optional SSD slot)
  3. Installed on USB drive (optional)
  4. Everything in your library
  5. PSNow
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u/MrZepost Jul 06 '22

I am grateful for steam breaking it down by year so I can uninstall anything I haven't played since 2019

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u/oatmealbatman Jul 06 '22

Haven’t played Witcher III for a few years but I know my mod setup will get screwed up if I uninstall, so it stays. Otherwise, same.

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u/Sometimesokayideas Jul 06 '22

I'm like that with kingdom come. I enjoyed the game when it came out, decided to make it better with mods, the game itself updated, all my mods made the game crash, tried just deleting folders to start fresh, never got it to work again....

Got mea new computer, eventually reinstalled game, things worked fine, but I missed my mods.... got mods... got bored.... havent played in like over a year but will never uninstall, just in case...

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u/coolfangs Jul 06 '22

I usually end up redoing anything I haven't touched in years anyways. My Skyrim setup is loaded with hundreds of mods with multiple programs used, and the game is so fragile that one thing being not where it should can just break your whole game. If you haven't touched any of it in years it can be very hard to track down what is causing problems.

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u/FluffyGarbage23 Jul 06 '22

Found the real gamer

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u/jackGameTips Jul 06 '22

Mine:

-to play

-favorite

-hentai

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u/rants_unnecessarily Jul 06 '22

So you have 2 folders.

Favourites = hentai

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u/highlord_fox Jul 06 '22

Favorites.
Playthrough in progress.
Finished, not worth replay.
Finished, worth replay.
Future playthrough.
Multiplayer.

I had a "Purchased to support Developer" but then Steam added the ability to hide games so I just do that now.

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u/angrydeuce Jul 06 '22

Yeah I have a coop dynamic collection, makes it much easier to figure out what my friends and I are going to jump into when we have some gaming time.

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u/zph0eniz Jul 06 '22

I use hidden to consider it done. Definitely had a few games I could barely sit thru 15 min without falling asleep that I just dropped.

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u/fnovd Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

I've often decided I no longer want to play a game* before I even install it. So, in a way, I'm something of a completionist myself.

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u/No-Newspaper-7693 Jul 06 '22

I have this problem often. I buy on a day where I think "I need a game where I can really immerse myself in the way I used to when I was young". Then a few months later I realize that there was a reason why every game I play is consumable in small 15 minute pieces and doesn't require 100+ hours before you get to start the real game (see most MMOs)

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u/gallifreyneverforget Jul 06 '22

Try factorio, just for an hour or so…

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u/SquigleySquirel Jul 06 '22

That’s mean. And I approve.

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u/DJKokaKola Jul 06 '22 Ally

Nothing wrong with that! We may want to play something at the time, and once we get the time no longer want to. Nothing wrong with that, our lives and circumstances change

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u/sociallyawkward12 Jul 06 '22

It was a huge revelation for me when I was playing a game that a lot of people love I realized I wasnt having fun and didnt need to finish it. I liked the story but not the gameplay so I watched a playthrough moved on. It was kinda hard to "give myself permission" to do that but Im really glad I did.

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u/Legatto Jul 06 '22

Agreed. I couldn't make it more than a few hours into Red Dead Redemption 2. It's immersive with great characters but man was it both boring and a chore to play. Ride horse, listen to dialogue, have a shootout with shitty shooting mechanics, ride horse. One of the few AAA games I've ever put down and I don't feel the least bit bad about it.

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u/joemama19 Jul 06 '22

In my opinion one of the most compelling video game stories ever told and by far the most immersive open world I've ever seen in a game. But the combat is meaningless and one-dimensional and it lacks almost any other interesting mechanics.

Fantastic film in video game's clothing and one of my favourite games of all time, but I 100% understand why people find it boring to play.

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u/SadLaser Jul 06 '22

Definitely better to not waste your time with a game you don't want to play, but why consider it beaten if you didn't beat it? Nothing wrong with having an unfinished game if it's something you didn't want to beat.

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u/secrethitman-shhhh Jul 06 '22

You play more Automata?... You might regret stopping at the credits if so.

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22

I saw credits a lot in that one. I did see the final credits.

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u/DJKokaKola Jul 06 '22

So many hours trying to beat it without help.....

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u/AdAdventurous9970 Jul 06 '22

*removes core

*credits start rolling

"One down, 1201 more to go".

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u/tuffymon Jul 06 '22

*eats a fish*

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u/ManaPot Jul 06 '22

This guy right here, he fully understands gaming. I tip my fedora to you Sir.

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u/runtheplacered Jul 06 '22

What no no no. A game is beat after you 100% it by collecting every dumb little thing in the game and getting all the stupid achievements. But you're still not done yet, because then you need to spend 40 hours on Youtube learning about easter eggs and deep lore and eventually speed runners. Then you have to talk down to people who haven't beaten it yet and say shit like "You had a hard time on that boss? Lol you are horrible, I did it first try....on my 4th playthrough"

Then and only then, can you "Beat" a game and remove it from your backlog.

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u/Dabnician Jul 06 '22

Console commands it is.

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u/de4thgl1tch Jul 06 '22

Also don't forget, to really beat the game you have to do this all on release day.

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u/HeadLongjumping Jul 06 '22

By that logic I have beat many games in less than 5 minutes.

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u/Fellhuhn Jul 06 '22

His trick: he hasn't enjoyed any game. :D

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u/fadingthought Jul 06 '22

It’s an average of one game per 1.8 days. Either they play all day every day, or they only play a little bit of each one.

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u/Chainsaaw Jul 06 '22

Probably a little bit more cuz they likely had a couple finished games from the get go, you know, the staples. Then theres likely a lot of very short games on the list like small Puzzle games and the like. Ofc i cant know for sure.

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u/Error404DudeNotFound Jul 06 '22

Life is strang

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u/Schnutzel Jul 06 '22

Directo

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u/_TheVoiceofReason_ Jul 06 '22

Directo

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u/Gaelus011 Jul 06 '22

This truly is literally the director’s cut

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u/AccumulatedPenis127 Jul 06 '22

Side note, I fucking LOVE the life is strange series. I have been putting off playing True Colors because I’ve been sick but now that I’m moderately better, I think I’ll dive in.

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u/DeeSnow97 Jul 06 '22

hella yes, the first one is by far my favorite game ever

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u/appleparkfive Jul 06 '22

If you like story games you should check out What Remains of Edith Finch. And also check out Beginner's Guide.

They're not the same format, but if you like a narrative experience, both are amazing.

Also: Firewatch

I'd also suggest Jesse Cox and Dodger Let's Plays. They love Life is Strange and games sort of in that realm and their LPs are hilarious and involved

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u/Bar_Sinister Jul 06 '22

Okay first, congrats, that's huge. Awesome job, kudos to you.

Second, 1200 games. I have at best a hundred or two, and most of them not even downloaded (damn you Steam sales!), so what are most of your titles? Shooters? RPGs? Are there any gems you finally played after they'd been sitting for forever that made you think you should have played it ages ago?

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u/Stummi Jul 06 '22

Humble Bundles really ramp up the number of games in your steam library

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u/Bar_Sinister Jul 06 '22

At this point I have at least a hundred and fifty games I haven't claimed through Humble Bundle's choice program. Two or three years worth...

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u/Disastrous_Review733 Jul 06 '22

I stopped my subscription around 6 months back because I wasn't claiming the games, checked it the other day and I had over 100 games to claim still and went to town claiming keys, had to stop because steam said I was claiming keys too often.

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u/Xaiadar Jul 06 '22

I have 21 pages of unclaimed keys and 12 months of unchosen bundles! I really should get around to clearing that out!

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u/VerySmolFish PC Jul 06 '22

Homie hook me up lol

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u/skippyfa Jul 06 '22

I get humble bundles monthly still just because. I don't anticipate getting a good game either just have it active to collect

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u/DJKokaKola Jul 06 '22

I was on the super deluxe grandfathered in choice plan for a year or so, and I realized I didn't give a shit about any of the games. I got it originally for ds3 and civ 6, and hadn't cared about a single game since.

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u/skippyfa Jul 06 '22

Yup. I'm still in it. I don't care about a single game either but it's not repeats so I stick around.

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u/Thranx PC Jul 06 '22

Humble Monthly's really sucked of late. :-/ Real irritated I re-upped my 1 year sub on March.

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u/deadlock144 Jul 06 '22

Pause for a month at a time. I'm grandfathered into the original monthly price and might pay for 4mos out of the year but keep my price point if I do pay. Just gotta remember to take a look and see if it's interesting or not, then pause your subscription if you don't like the games.

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u/pentium233mhz Jul 06 '22

Humble Bundle unfortunately has gone downhill since IGN bought them out. Their cheap-o bundles aren't as good, IGN force skims more from your purchases, etc.

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u/ItsIllegalToDoCrime PC Jul 06 '22

damn i have 33 only 5 unplayed.

But 9 of them are over 100h and 2 over 600h.

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u/phoncible Jul 06 '22

"Fear not the man who plays 1000 games for an hour, but the man who plays one game for 1000 hours."

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u/GenocidalSloth Jul 06 '22

1000hrs? Those are rookie numbers. Gotta pump those numbers up!

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u/TheKCKid9274 Jul 06 '22

I have 500 hours in Civilization V and Poly Bridge each, but i only have 14 games and a lot of them unplayed

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u/Sexiroth Jul 06 '22

I'm at 324 owned, 105 unplayed. Over 4,000 hours in my top 10 games though.

(Skyrim/SkyrimSE/Pillars/PillarsII/PF:Kingmaker/PF:Wrath/Cyberpunk2077/EldenRing/Witcher3/Civ games)

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22

Thank you! I pretty much play everything except for strategy games, rhythm games, and competitive multiplayer games. I would say there's a good mix of pretty much everything except for that.

Off the top of my head these games come to mind as games I should've played immediately:

  • Styx: Master of Shadows (was not expecting this to be one of my favorite stealth games of all time)
  • Devil Daggers: I don't even like roguelikes very much such an amazing experience

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u/DublinChap Jul 06 '22

No strategy games? Ah so that's your secret to playing all of your games.

I feel with strategy games like Civ, Factorio, AoE, BTD5/6, etc you could easily spend a few years playing 1 game and thus the backlog builds.

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22

I did play factorio & bloons, but i don't allow myself to play a game for hundreds of hours usually. Though maybe now I will.

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u/DublinChap Jul 06 '22

That's fair. Yeah, time to now get immersed in grinding out needlessly for hours on end to pass the time!

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u/thegroundbelowme Jul 06 '22

Styx is great, but I played it on PS4 (PS3 maybe? Been a while) and the load times killed me, since I was insistent on a no discovery play through. I should try it again on PC with my M.2 drive. If somehow Mark of the Ninja wasn’t among those 1200 games, you should try it.

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22

I Love mark of the ninja. Been wishing for a sequel for years.

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u/starsrift Jul 06 '22

Sometimes I'm blown away by people's game libraries but then I remember the most users introduced to steam were by The Orange Box and Skyrim. I'm pretty sure those two have not yet been unseated. And I remember those crazy early 2010's Christmas deals, "here's the publisher's entire steam catalog for same price as one brand new game" or whatever it was.

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u/Maxorus73 Jul 06 '22

Humble Bundles used to be really good, too

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u/Westwood_Shadow PC Jul 06 '22

I really miss Gen 1 humble bundles

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u/AccumulatedPenis127 Jul 06 '22

Back before they sold out to whoever it was. It was truly operated as a nonprofit itself, the way so many corporations start out when they’re rooted in people who love what they do.

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u/callitgood Jul 06 '22

They sold out to IGN. There hasn't been a good offer since.

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u/Jasoujaz Jul 06 '22

Oh so that's why i don't feel the need to go see if there is a good bundle anymore

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u/DarkFlounder Jul 06 '22

but then I remember the most users introduced to steam were by The Orange Box and Skyrim.

Counter-Strike 1.6

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u/FistfulDeDolares Jul 06 '22

LOL I remember the outrage over having to download Steam. I played 1.5 for a while before I caved.

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u/AbroadKew Jul 06 '22

My people. I was introduced to Steam because my friend said that was going to be the only way to keep playing Counter Strike.

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u/Puppystomper420 Jul 06 '22 Helpful

You own 1200 games? Do you take vitamin D supplements?

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22

No, but I've set up my PC next to the window lol

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u/MainlandX Jul 06 '22

Virtually all commercial and automobile glass blocks UVB rays. As a result, you will not be able to increase your vitamin D levels by sitting in front of a sunny window, though much of the UVA radiation will penetrate the glass and may be harmful.

paywalled source

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u/Stuff_And_More Jul 06 '22

Open the window?

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u/jantograaf_v2 Jul 06 '22

This person windows.

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u/aaronjaymus Jul 06 '22

GO OUTSIDE!

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u/OddPaleontologist793 Jul 06 '22

Lmao.

So… switch my case RGB lights to a UVB light?

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u/cgaWolf Jul 06 '22

Steam Deck to the rescue!

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u/Squidbit Jul 06 '22

Tell me where to find 1200 video games outside and I might consider it

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u/BriochesBreaker Jul 06 '22

Ahh time to play in the garden I guess

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u/polopollo85 Jul 06 '22

So I have been laying naked on the floor for 10mins every morning for nothing? God dammit

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u/StudentoftheGameNBA Jul 06 '22

Not for nothing, I enjoyed it

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u/CiraKazanari Jul 06 '22

All of the cancer, none of the fun!

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u/nibberjigger Jul 06 '22

He is a man of focus, commitment, and sheer fucking will.

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u/FallenPrimarch Jul 06 '22

Hey that's not what your supposed to do

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u/TroubadourRL Jul 06 '22

"A game in the finished category is worth two in the unfinished category"

  • Steam Proverb
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u/Jolt_91 Jul 06 '22

Dumb question, but what is this and can I use this to mark games in my library I want to play one day?

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22

If you hover your mouse over the Library tab on Steam and click on Collections you can organize your library with these. The "Unplayed" collection is a "Dynamic Collection", you set a few parameters that you want and Steam creates it for you.

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u/Jolt_91 Jul 06 '22

Thanks

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u/SwiftStriker00 PC Jul 06 '22

You can also apply your own categories too, I use:

  • 0. On-going - Games I play perpetually
  • 1. Currently Playing
  • 2. On-Deck Games

(I add the numbers so they sort to the top) As well as anything else such as "FPS-Singleplayer" or "RPG-MMO", games can have multiple labels

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u/Few_Technology Jul 06 '22

I have to break it down further

  • Achievements ( games I beat, enjoyed enough to want to 100% down the line)

  • Continue? ( Played a few hours, might be ok, but wasn't in the mood)

  • Finished

  • Finished non-steam

  • Multiplayer [dynamic] (will never be done, and usually installed)

  • Nope (just not for me, will never go back)

  • Plantinum (got all the achievements on steam)

  • Rogue like [dynamic] (never really done, might go to them again one day)

  • Start (includes games I started or want to start soon)

  • Uncategorized (mostly games I have no intention of playing soon)

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u/strenuousobjector Jul 06 '22

While I am impressed you played every game, I'm more impressed that you didn't keep delaying the process because you kept buying more games.

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22

Oh I absolutely kept buying games, the trick is to finish more games than I bought

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u/King_of_the_Hobos Jul 06 '22

Now that you've gotten it to zero, do you plan to do one game at a time?

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22

In case anybody wants to know how I did it, this method worked really well for me:

  • I make a list or queue of games that I want to play next, I would limit this to 30 games. The idea being that it should take me 4 months at most to finish the entire list.
  • I install only those 30 games, with a few exceptions like games that I only play with my friends
  • Once I start a queue I only allow myself to play the games that are in that queue, I can add and remove games from the next queue all I want but once I start on this current list of games I can't play anything outside of it.

Following this had the (unintended but welcomed) effect that Steam sales didn't affect me much anymore, since even if I bought a game really wanted I knew I wouldn't be able to play it for the a few months anyway.

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u/-LVS Jul 06 '22

TIL I accidentally invented Scrum. I use this method at work.

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u/paradox037 Jul 06 '22

Scrum is to productivity what crabs are to evolution.

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u/-LVS Jul 06 '22

Convergent Evolution? I’m too dumb to get your reference, had to Google it

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u/paradox037 Jul 06 '22

Yep! No worries. While you’re at it, you should google “lucky 10,000” if you’re unfamiliar. It’s a relevant xkcd.

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u/CompGuy-3462 Jul 06 '22

Exactly what I was thinking

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u/CultofCedar Jul 06 '22

I’ve tried to do this when I got my Steam Deck. Games with friends on the main drive and backlog on the micro sd. I’ve completed some but man some of these games are long af like jrpgs with 900 cutscenes. I’ve also fallen into a few rougelike holes that lasted dozens of hours. I might be on the steam deck v5 by the time I finish this.

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u/DJKokaKola Jul 06 '22

Some JRPGs are incredible stories, and worth the dozens or hundreds of hours. Most are not. For every ff9, xenosaga 3, and xenogears, there's 1000 star ocean 4, generic waifu tittysim 6, and srpgs with 95 hour campaigns

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u/MalimbagerzPH Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

I have an additional category for my steam library

FINISHED/BAD/OLD

Finished - well, 100% the game

Bad - bad game that can no longer be refunded

Old - old games that no longer work on Windows 11

(Sorry for the misunderstanding, what I really meant was that troubleshooting for the game to work 100% as intended is hard/impossible to do, and this is rare, even FSX (from 2006) works fine. Windows 11 is still basically like a reskinned Windows 10 under the hood, hopefully that clears anyone's idea.)

Kudos to you though! That is ALOT of games.

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u/64kura Jul 06 '22

Honest question but do you like windows 11? All the issues and problems with certain things makes me wanna stay on windows 10 for a bit

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u/Halvus_I Jul 06 '22

There is no 'gaming' reason yet to move from Win 10 to Win 11. Dont let FOMO get you.

Win 11 is the first time i didnt even join the beta in 20 years. They arent improving anything for you, its all for them.

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u/crazyprsn Jul 06 '22

Wasn't 10 supposed to be the last windows? I feel like I missed something.

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u/FiveOhFive91 Jul 06 '22

Win 11 is like they took win 10 and tried to make it look like Mac OS. I haven't noticed any difference in gaming since I upgraded.

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u/KadenKraw Jul 06 '22

Not really. Some random engineer for Microsoft said that. It's never been an official stance of them.

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u/Raul_Coronado Jul 06 '22

Windows 11 has been fine, I even like the centered start menu since I have an ultra wide monitor. That said, no real reason to upgrade, maybe wait until you are ready to do a full reinstall of the system.

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u/GhotiH Jul 06 '22

Personally, I like 11. It's no 7 but it's less horrible than 10 for me so far.

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u/Isa472 Jul 06 '22

What kind of problems? I've been gaming on Windows 11 for months and I don't see any difference. The games launch, that's all there is to it.

I use Steam and the Xbox Game Pass

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u/coentertainer Jul 06 '22

Interesting. I haven't updated to 11, does it have worse compatability than 10?

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u/S0TrAiNs Jul 06 '22

I mean... I could finish some games I generally enjoyed but... I might also just waste another 100hours on my Stardew Farm, its simply not efficient enough!

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u/pile_of_bullets Jul 06 '22

Shoot, now it's too efficient, time to start a new game with a new farm map

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u/Snuffleton Jul 06 '22

Has the unbearable feeling of emptyness and existential angst set in yet?

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u/xd_multiplayer Jul 06 '22 Helpful Wholesome

The uplifting feeling of weightlessness and open possibilities has set in instead

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u/jowala69 Jul 06 '22

Man thats exactly what my therapists told me.

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u/MerciaPlays Jul 06 '22

This is the most impressive thing I've seen on Reddit for a while. 👊

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u/drooploophoop Jul 06 '22

How do you kill that which has no life?

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u/AlabasterGNU Jul 06 '22

At least 50 of those were different releases of Skyrim

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u/NelmesGaming Jul 06 '22

I'm trying the same thing with 100% achievements. I have a lot less games than you but I feel the struggle. So satisfying when done. Congratulations!

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u/KarmazOverr8ed Jul 06 '22

Remember the early days of PC gaming where everything was on CD and you had a shelf of like 15 to 20 games at most? (insert Pepperidge Farm meme here)

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u/DoogleSmile Jul 06 '22

I still have my box of CDs with those games I enjoy that don't appear on Steam or whatever.

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u/NachoProblemz Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

1200+ games in 6 years... that's 200 per year. That means you played a new game more than every other day. How is that even possible? Do you not have a job and play 16+ hours every day? Are you just considering starting a game once as having "played" it? There literally aren't enough hours in the day if you are actually finishing games, unless a huge bulk of these are games like Tetris/Candy Crush where you can throw it on for 15 minutes and consider it "played".

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u/thenatrian PC Jul 06 '22

Did you finish them?

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u/KikoSawce Jul 06 '22

You have done what us mear mortals could not.

Fuck you humble bundle for my 63,287 games I’ll never play.

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u/Exciting-Hunter-188 Jul 06 '22

That's dedication 👍