My name is Lindsey Saxton and I have a problem. Like many of my fellow PC gamers, I'm addicted to HumbleBundle and the seasonal Steam Sales. Before I started the Steam Library Challenge, I owned 209 videogames on Steam, and I'd only played 15 of them (~7%). Two months ago, I decided to change that by systematically playing every game in my library from A to Z.
Here are the initial rules:
1) I must complete an entire letter's set of games before moving on to the next. (ie: Play every game in A before moving on to B)
2) Each game must be played for a minimum of 10 minutes.
3) Each game must be categorized as Amazing (loved it, beat it), OK (might go back and play through if I have nothing else to do), and Nope (waste of time).
4) At least 50% of my videogame time each week must be devoted to the Steam Library Challenge.
After spending a month working through my library, I decided to revise my categorization system to the following:
Amazing: Loved it. Beat it. (Ex: Borderlands 2, Bastion)
Play Later: Had definite potential but didn't feel the need to beat it before moving on. (Ex: Cities in Motion, Dishonored)
OK: Do not intend to play but can see why other people like it. (Ex: Braid, Dead Island)
Nope: Do not intend to play and is a waste of time. (Ex: Dear Esther)
You may be wondering why I'd keep two separate categories for games that I have no intention to ever play again. It's so that I can analyze my library, of course! Right now, I'm only looking at the ratings, but I plan to look at game studio, type, and bundle (if applicable) to help predict future interest in games I don't own.
So far, I'd played games A-D (Age of Empires III thru Dustforce). Here are some basic stats about them:
Total Games Played: 53
Average Rating: 2.25
Games that I will not play again: 83%
Lindsey Jayne Saxton
Playing for Meeps since 1990.