Happy New Year, Gamnesia family. 2019 is finally here, and with it will come many new games that we’ve been eagerly waiting for. Kingdom Hearts III and the Resident Evil II remake both come out later this month, Jump Force will launch in February, and numerous other games like Psychonauts 2 have been given vague 2019 release dates that hopefully won’t turn into 2020.

But with all these new games, we might get distracted from our old library. Many gamers make jokes about buying games during Steam sales and never playing them, but surely we should make time for old games and not just play the newest blockbuster titles. We’ve collected many, many games over the years, and I say that part of our New Year’s Resolution should be to finish up some of our backlogs.

Personally, my list is a bit too long for me to handle. At the top of my list is Persona 5, which I think I’m almost finished with, but that could very well mean I have more than ten hours of gameplay left. Xenoblade Chronicles X and Octopath Traveler are also too-long RPGs on my list, but I know I’ve got way more than ten hours of gameplay left for those. Additionally, while I have beaten Banjo-Tooie, I have never finished the original. In full, my list is as follows:

  • Persona 5
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Ogre Battle 64
  • Day of the Tentacle
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Obviously, I probably won’t be able to finish all of those games, nor do I expect to. But if I can get a few of those games taken care of, I’ll consider that a job well done. Readers, what are the games in your backlog that you hope to finish up before you get distracted by what 2019 has to hold?

Mark Kelly
Hi, I'm Mark. I'm like Statler and Waldorf if they were one person, except cuter. I'm an aspiring author, a Nintendo fanboy, and a recovering Sonic fanboy. But you can never really recover from that. I main Lucina in Smash Bros, and I think that says more about me than anything else can.


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