Work Off Current-Gen Backlog, Or Jump Into Next-Gen?
With the current generation drawing to a close, have you looked at your backlog in total frustration? The only question you ask yourself is- "What the hell am I going to do?"
Ah, the allure of the shiny new generation is powerful, isn't it? You want to drop everything in your current-gen backlog so you can play the latest and greatest ASAP. You want to experience the very best the industry has to offer, despite the fact that you've missed a few examples of that greatness in recent years. You figure you'll just add a few more titles to the "haven't played but gotta someday" list, and it won't be any big deal.
But there's the more practical side of you that's laughing bitterly, saying there's no shot that you'll ever get to all the games in your backlog. That's followed by the defeatist attitude that says you'll just ditch everything in the backlog and start fresh with the new generation. I've done that, you know; I did it during the PS1-to-PS2 transition and I've always regretted it. Then again, even though I thought I had learned my lesson, the alternative didn't work out any better during the PS2-to-PS3 generation. Then I spent a lot of time playing older PS2 games and missing newer PS3 games, which I ultimately never got around to.
The bottom line is that there are only so many free hours in the day. You have to realistically prioritize. That involves making some tough choices but it has to be done. And when I hear of news like the Watch Dogs delay, the practical, logical side of me smiles with relief. It just makes planning for the near future that much simpler.
10/15/2013 9:56:56 PM Ben Dutka