Despite my long winded last post, you're probably still not all that clear on what exactly the Backlog Journey is supposed to be. And that's fine. I don't really know what it's going to be like either. I'm imagining a horrifying combination of reviews, critical discussions, commentary, humour and let's play, but let's keep our minds open. But one thing I know for sure is that I'm going to have a rule. I call it Rule 1, and I'm going to drop it in about two line breaks.
Rule 1: Five games at a time. One from each category.
Basically, if I play only one game at a time I get frustrated and bored. If I'm let loose to run amok amongst my collection, I won't get anything done; I'm very flippant and spontaneous like that. So I bring you a compromise: enough focus to actually play through games but enough leeway to keep things rolling. As for the categories? Skip past the break.
This is intentionally vague. Will it be a shooter? An open world sandbox? A platformer? Who knows! But you can bet it'll be fast paced, and possibly involve shooting fools.
RPGs and Strategy Games
There's only so many "hundreds of hours of gameplay!!!" games that I can get through at a time, so they get their own little special category. There will likely be elves. Perhaps spaceships. Mostly elves though.
I'm a sucker for a bundle, and there are more indie bundles than I can count (Well, actually I can count to three. But shh). Since I'm not going to stop buying them, I might as well play them before they create an indie game flood of biblical proportions. So they get their own category. Who says indies don't get respect?
I love Good Old Games, mostly because I love good old games. I have a fairly lengthy GOG catalogue, so this category will help me get through it. Expect some old timey goodness, and many incredious moments where I realize how much I take for granted in modern games. ("What do you mean I starved to death?")
Sometimes I just really want to play a damn game. This is for when I need some overlap between genres, or when a game defies fitting into my very spaciously defined categories. Who knows what'll end up here? Probably something foolish.
So. Essentially I'll be roasting my way through five games at a time, with occasional breaks if something new and crazy comes up. But the plan is that I need to either finish a game or come up with a damn good reason not to.
Before I sign off, I would humbly take this time to direct you to my Twitter account @BacklogJourney. I'll be doing a touch of live-tweeting about the games I've been playing, and also keep you posted about my posts. I'm also working on setting up some RSS goodness. I assume it's built into Blogger, but I'm still learning this nonsense.
Oh, and what games am I going to play? I'll let you know soon!