- Castlevania: Mirror of Fate
- Death Stranding
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
- Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Metroid Fusion
- Metroid Zero Mission
- Persona 2: Innocent Sin
- Star Wars: Fallen Order
- Crusader Kings II
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition
- Pillars of Eternity
- Shadowrun Returns
- Subsurface Circular
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
- Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
Currently Playing – Persona 3 Portable, Into the Breach
Completed – Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2
Attempted – The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Tales of the Abyss
Removed – Assassin’s Creed II, Sunset Overdrive
Should Probably Remove – Crusader Kings II
Added – Castlevania: Mirror of Fate, Death Stranding, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Metroid Fusion, Metroid Zero Mission, Star Wars: Fallen Order, Kindergarten
A game you’re eager to play, but haven’t yet started
Metroid Fusion or Metroid Zero Mission. I shamefully only recently finished my first Metroid game so I’m curious to see how much I’ll enjoy the two GBA games. It seems like they offer some nice quality of life improvements. I actually played an hour or so of Metroid Fusion back in high school and surprisingly still remember how the opening sequence plays out – so I’m a bit more eager to try that one, but I’ll probably go in release order.
A game you’ve started several times but haven’t yet finished
None of the above. I try not to do this anymore. Once, maybe. Several? That’s way too much time to spend.
The most recent addition to your library
Star Wars: Fallen Order,
except it’s not actually my game and I wasn’t the one who bought it so does this really count? I’m not even a big fan of Star Wars, I just like Metroidvanias.
I’ve actually been pretty good in the last year or so at only buying games I want to play “now” instead of “eventually”, but at some point I did pick up the Zero Escape games in a bundle when they were on sale on Steam.
The game which has spent the most time on your backlog
I mentioned this in my last backlog post but when I bought Bioshock Infinite for PS3 around a month or so after its release, it came with a free code for the original Bioshock. I was in high school at the time. Bioshock Infinite was released in early 2013.
Shortest game and longest game
This is actually a prompt from the 2019 post rather than the 2020 one, but I wanted to include this as an excuse to throw some graphs into this post.
The person responsible for adding the most entries your backlog
My boyfriend – because eight of the games on the backlog are his. I shamelessly stole both Metroid GBA games from his childhood collection at his parent’s house.