It’s a new year, which means it’s time for some housekeeping!! Like any self respecting gamer I have a massively huge backlog, that only seems to grow with each passing year—well, NO MORE I say! This year I am going to commit to putting a dent in my gaming backlog if it’s the last thing that I do! And what pray tell prompted this declaration? Why, it was a rather aptly timed Instagram tag currently making the rounds, but that doesn’t make my intentions any less firm! But, where to start? How about with the games I keep putting on hold?
I like these games well enough, but, I just can’t seem to ever stick with them for very long. But, not this year, I am going to commit to finishing these games if it’s the last thing that I do! You dear reader are my witness! It’s time to Marie Kondo my backlog, starting with these five game…
Code Realize Guardians of Rebirth
This game has been haunting my backlog for far too long and it’s high time I bite the bullet and finish it properly. Like most of my otome acquisitions I bought this bad boy on release day only to play juuust long enough to see the opening animation. But, in a surprise twist I managed to finish Impey’s route after five long years, unfortunately that sapped my motivation completely—I haven’t touched Code Realize or my Vita since…
2021 is the year I finish Code Realize—I’m claiming it! Since Impey is out of the way, maybe I’ll give Van Helsing or Victor a spin next~
Between the 60+ hours of game play and the Oz Triangle routes, this game knows how to kill a gal’s motivation. This is another otome game that I bought on release day and so far I’ve only managed to finish Axel’s route. I tried to play Caramia’s route last year, but all I managed to do was dump him for Axel at the first chance, which didn’t bode well for our budding romance…. But, 2021 is a fresh start! I will do my damnedest to finish this game this year, maybe spreading it around a bit will help since this is such a long game….
Persona 4 Golden
I am so close to finishing my first playthrough, but grinding in dungeons between crawls can be pretty dull so I only manage to make so much progress with this game at any given time. The mystery is so good and as you know I am a sucker for a good mystery, but the grinding is so time consuming… *sigh* But I am determined kick my butt in gear and get it done!! My only complaint is that I kind of wish I could have the protagonist pursue Yousuke, I really think they would make a cute couple.
Zero’s Escape Virtue’s Last Reward
I played the first game of the Zero Escape series when they were released on the DS years ago and it was love at first sight, so I absolutely bought the rest of the series too. But, after Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors I never got around to playing the second installment which is a shame because everyone says it’s even better than the first game. I love the escape room/adventure game premise and if Virtue’s Last Reward is anything like it’s predecessor there will plenty of whacky characters to fall in love with~
Piofiore Fated Memories
So, the last game on this list is also one of the freshest games in my backlog—I only bought the game a few months ago. I started Piofiore on release day, even landed Nicola’s route only for my interest to fizzle out and die… Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for Mafia bois… *shrugs noncommittally* Either way, I plan on tackling showing my otome backlog a little TLC in 2021 and I want to kick things off with Piofiore, I even have a Twitter motivation buddy so I have a good feeling about this and seeing all the Piofiore tweets on my timeline are even more motivation… especially if I want to remain spoiler free.
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