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Dedicated to my backlog: Ben

Following on from the start of #LoveYourBacklog Week on Monday and Kim’s post yesterday, I thought I’d have a go at digging through my backlog and picking out some of the ‘highlights’.

Game most likely never to be played: Dark Souls II

I try so hard to like the Dark Souls games, I really do. I’ve played Demon Souls, Dark Souls (including the remaster), Dark Souls III and Bloodborne. The closest I’ve got to clicking with a game in the genre was Nioh but even then I only lasted two bosses before I lost interest.

I think it’s the repetition of Dark Souls II. I don’t mind the grind but running the same gauntlet again and again and again to power up sufficiently to take on a boss just doesn’t work for me. I need variety, especially when the opportunities to sink into a gaming session are so limited.

Shortest game – and longest game too: Red Red Redemption 2

My shortest and longest is going to be the same game: Red Dead Redemption 2. It was a Christmas present from my brother and even though it’s hailed as one of the greats, I just don’t know when I’m going to find time to play it with Anthem, The Division 2, Fallout 76 and Mortal Kombat 11 going to be taking up my time for the foreseeable. So it’s the title that’s been on there the shortest but I have a sneaking suspicion it might become one of the longest too!

Game which has spent the longest time on the backlog: Football Manager 2009

The clue’s in the name.

The person responsible for adding the most entries to my backlog: Keza MacDonald

Formerly UK editor at IGN and Kotaku, and currently video games editor for The Guardian, I have been reading Keza MacDonald’s journalistic work for years. Hers is an opinion I trust, even if I might disagree. Its probably why I’m determined to find a way to get a Souls game to click, her book You Died: The Dark Souls Companion is great reading.

Long story short, I trust her recommendations and would love to spend an afternoon drinking coffee and talking games.

That’s it from my Steam library for now – how about yours? To find out how you can join in with #LoveYourBacklog Week, take a look at Monday’s post.

Ben View All

Dad, Gent, Geek. Occasional grumpy old man. Console Peasant. Should know better.

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