Video Games Are Too Cheap

Oh, I’m not complaining. I’m glad you can get so many hours of entertainment for so cheap. I really am. But at some point, enough becomes enough. Eventually, you have too many games, especially too many games over 50 hours in length, to feasibly play.

Basically, my queue is massive, and I felt the need to post it (in blogging fashion! This is a blog, and it’s the twentieth century after all, even if some wouldn’t like to admit it), because many games, especially PC gamers, will empathize with me.

To play for the first time:
Fable 2 (bought today from Gamestop’s B2G1 sale)
The World Ends with You (bought today from the same sale)
Wild Arms 5 (bought because of ABDN’s review)
Deus Ex (Steam Sale; never got very far because it was really hard as a teenager)
Deus Ex 2 (Steam Sale)
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (Steam Sale; never got very far (though some would say by dicking around a lot, I got far))
Bob Came in Pieces (Steam Sale)
Caster (Steam…not Sale)
Defense Grid (Steam Sale)
King’s Bounty (Steam Sale!)
About 10 random indies from packs n’ stuff (packs n’ stuff)

To play again:
The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind (Steam Sale)
Fable (I feel like it)
Fallout 3 (for the DLC)
Joe Danger (For REVIEWING!)
Persona 4
Demon’s Souls
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (All three second plays to decide what I feel about them)
Shadow Hearts (which I recently found; it’s sequel would probably follow it)

That’s like, 20 games! And of the new ones, they cost less than 3 full priced new games! What is wrong with the world? I bought both Deus Exes, Morrowind, Oblivion, *and* Fallout 3: GotY for the price of one full game, and that’s…at least 300 hours of gameplay. What is wrong with the world? Why do I buy new games when there’s probably 1500 hours of gameplay here total?

Internet, I’m sure you empathize if you’re a PC gamer. If you aren’t, well, proof positive the PC is the platform of…the Twilight Zone.