Love Your Backlog 2024

Going zen mode on my backlog

Well, it’s that time of the year again where Kim from Later Levels brings in Love Your Backlog! You can, of course, check out the article detailing it here, but basically this month we reflect on our backlog before we play a game in our backlog the next month.

Honestly, I almost forgot about Love Your Backlog due to a health issue I discovered early this year and I’m still dealing with now. I do know what it is, and more importantly what it isn’t so I don’t have too doom search a bad case scenario anymore, but it’s rare and it’s just down to narrowing it down. That doesn’t mean I’m not freaking out, but I did remember Love Your Backlog when I thought “hmm isn’t it about that time?”

Anyway, my backlog is still in the-

Specifically, I have 148 games in my backlog. Slowly whittling it down!

A game you bought on release but haven’t yet started

Man, I really should have delayed starting Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity so I could have put it here. I don’t buy games on release that much anymore, but I believe the last game I bought on release that I haven’t played yet was Scarlet Nexus. This game was certainly one I meant to play right after getting it, but then I got distracted by something or another, set it aside, and never got to it. Sigh. Well, I’m working on that little habit.

An unplayed game with an intriguing storyline or mechanic

Oh man, this one is a bit hard. There are a good handful of games in my backlog that has an intriguing storyline or mechanic that reeled me in. After some deliberation, I’ll put Raging Loop here. While I do already know the game fumbles its ending, the premise of a remote village taking part in a tradition known as The Feast and the protagonist finding himself stuck and in a loop is interesting.

A game you haven’t played yet due to its intimidating difficulty

This one would probably be Baldur’s Gate 3. Not necessarily due to the difficulty, but it’s just generally intimidating. I’m someone that wants to pick the best choice, even though I’m the only one that will see my choices, and I don’t want to miss anything. I love the characters that I’ve seen through various Youtube clips, but man I’m so intimidated to interact with them myself as well.

(Plus I don’t generally buy games I think would be too difficult for me.)

The game most likely to never be played

Hmm, I’d say Yakuza 6. Not because I don’t like the Yakuza series, but I’m someone that likes to play games in order if it has a continuous storyline throughout. Yakuza is a series that does, so that means I’ll need to play Yakuxa 0 to Yakuza 5 before I get to 6 and that’s going to take longer if I do side quests and if I get burnt out on the games along the way.

Don’t worry, I played Yakuza Kiwami 1 before I went all in on the Yakuza series.

The most recent addition to your library

Well this one was easier than I first thought! I thought I had to go searching to see what the last game I purchased during my Christmas Otome spree, but I remembered I did buy a game this year. My most recent addition to my library has been Fashion Dreamer! I actually rented Fashion Dreamer first and wrestled with whether or not to buy it. It’s a very conflicting game where it’s both disappointing but also I like styling outfits in the morning or while watching something. Plus, it was a gift to myself after I had my biopsy earlier this month.

BTW, my ID is YaXNaepY3M

The game which has spent the most time on your backlog

Well, since I did already played my two definites, I’m going to have to do some guesswork here. The longest console I’ve had has been the Nintendo DS so that narrows it down. After looking at all of the DS games in my backlog, it turns out that the game that has spent the most time in my backlog has been Lux-Pain.

Fun fact, while I was putting together my backlog spreadsheet I had no memory of Lux-Pain. I still have no idea what Lux-Pain is about or why I even have the game. All I know is that it’s maybe a visual novel, with dubbing and localization that leaves a lot to be desired, so it’s going to be fun next month when I finally find out.

Well, I’ll see you guys next month for #MaybeinMarch! I’ll be playing Lux-Pain this year and it’ll be interesting to see my thoughts on it since I have a lot of experience with VNs now than back when I was a kid. I promise I won’t procrastinate, and luckily this isn’t a long RPG that’ll take a long time even if I start it early, so hopefully I won’t be getting my post done last minute. I’m going to start Lux-Pain after I play the upcoming Sympathy Kiss though.


♡ ♡ ♡ A witch that goes for anything that peaks her interest no matter the genre. Currently obsessed with the Persona series and trying to make a dent in my backlog. ♡ ♡ ♡

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2 Responses

  1. Kim says:

    Thanks so much for joining in! 😀

    I’d never heard of Raging Loop before I read your post. I really enjoy games with time-loop mechanics, and am always on the lookout for visual novel playthroughs to watch while I’m on the treadmill, so this one is getting added to the list.

    • Kim says:

      Forgot to add on my previous comment: I’m sorry to hear about the health issues and hope you’re doing ok! Sending plenty of positive vibes your way.

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