Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Big Collections Can Be A Problem
So not only do I love playing video games but I also love collecting them and because I've been gaming since the age of 4, my collection has grown to a pretty sizable number. This is great because I now have so much to choose from. When I want to play a game I have a great deal of genres and games from across the ages to pick from. However, a big collection does come with a few problems.
The first is having TOO much choice. If I'm not feeling anything specific, let's say I just want to play AN RPG, then it sometimes becomes stupidly hard to pick. I can spend hours looking through all my games or scrolling up and down my steam list and have a really hard time just finding one to settle on. I've had quite a fair few lazy weekends or days off work consumed by just scanning my collection looking for that one thing to play. Then eventually when I do find the game I want to play, I've spent so much time deciding that I don't have all that much time left in my day to actually play it. It's a terrible feeling and I've had to make a habit out of planning what to play next in advance.
The second problem is repeat buying. I've had a few times where I've come back from the game shop with a "new" game only to find that I already owned it. I did this about 3 or 4 times in the UK with Diablo and I nearly did it the other day with Arc the Lad on PS1. I buy things, shelf them and then forget that I own them.
The final problem is the never ending backlog but I've touched on this a few times already so I don't think I need to say much more about that one.
The good news is that my stupid purchasing habits means I'm about to update the prize page! Hooray!