Various research show that it takes between three weeks and six months to fully develop a new habit. Six weeks into this backlog challenge may not be enough to say I’ve got a new pattern fully realized, but it’s definitely a good start.
What’s the natural follow-up to starting a backlog challenge with a short Visual Novel? Obviously it’s to go oldschool with a remastered version of a twenty-five year old classic.
“Let’s see, what should I play first? Too long, too short, too weird, no wait, there’s no such thing in my library. Okay, A Wild Catgirl Appears it is then!” Such was basically my selection process for choosing a game in Sprint #1. Quick enough that I could finish in the limited time I had, and a little bit weird.
“Backlog”, “Pile of Shame”, “Game Retirement Stash.” Whatever it’s called, it’s a fact of life for almost every gamer. It’s the games sitting in our Steam, Xbox Live, PSN, and Virtual Console accounts; the shrink-wrapped boxes decorating our shelves; the dusty discs played for a single session then added to the pile by the TV.