When it comes to computer games, there are titles I play regularly (e.g. Star Trek Online), there are titles I played through and enjoyed which have no replay value (e.g. Half-Life 2) and there are titles I started and gave up on (e.g. Duke Nukem Forever). The part that makes my jaw drop though is the last part of my library, this part is the titles that I own but have never played.
It seems to me that this list of never played titles is growing longer and I do not understand why.
I’m uncertain if this is because Steam has its Summer/Winter sales or because you can help out charity whilst receiving multiple titles with initiatives like the Humble Bundle. Maybe it’s simply because Steam lists every game I own in the one place. Whatever the reason it just goes to show how much things have changed over the years.
When I was a kid and console gaming was the only platform open to me, there was no such thing as a never played game. If I got a new game (birthday / christmas) then that game got played to death. There were no exceptions, when I got Sonic 2 it got completed, when I got Golden Axe it got played for months (although I sucked at it) and I even remember spending hours playing Trivial Pursuit on the Master System (despite that stupid duck “hosting” it being annoying).
Maybe I just need to set myself a challenge to just play through the games that I have in my library but with Borderlands 2, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and more all just around the corner it looks like my library will contain some “never played” titles for a long time to come.