Collection Summary & My Weird A-Z Goal

APRIL ISSUE: POST #30

It has just come to my attention that I haven’t really said much about the games I own. Over the last year and a half my gaming collection has grown massively, and even though I still have a long way to go to get all the games I’d like, I’m running out of free shelf space (I have none).

I do use the amazing website Backloggery to track my gaming collection, but these are all approximate numbers. I do have quite a few DEMO discs for both the PS1 and PS2 as well, but I’m not including those in my totals (do you count each game as 1 game or like a bunch of mini-games? We’ll never know.)

Now, my weird A-Z game goal means that I would love to own a game for each letter of the alphabet on each system. This could take years, I know. But I have years, and I love the concept. So, I’m going to be noting down the certain games that I’m missing from the alphabet. If that makes any sense whatsoever. Some consoles I won’t do because well if I only have like 5 games, I don’t really want to spell out the whole alphabet for you, and you get the gist. I hope. Anyway, moving on.

PS1

Boxed games: 18
Game only: 10
Wishlist:  Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Letters missing:
A, B, H, I, K, L, N, O, P, Q, U, V, X, Y, Z

I personally really like the PS1, mainly because I have many memories with this console. Some of my favourite games that I still own are Destruction Derby Raw and Colin McRae Rally although I admit I haven’t picked these up in a long time. I mainly like them because of nostalgia, but I really want more RPGs for the system.

PS2

Boxed games: 72
Game only: 0
Wishlist: Coraline, Metropolismania, Gungrave
Letters missing: H, I, O, Q, U, V, X, Y, Z

The PS2 is one of my favourite consoles. I haven’t played it too much recently, but I really loved it growing up and I definitely spent countless hours trying to play things to the best of my ability. I also had a DDR mat, which doesn’t work very well now as I played it so much when I was growing up I think I wore it down. Some of my favourite PS2 titles include Tomb Raider and the Tony Hawk series.

PS3

Boxed games: 63
Game only: 2
Wishlist: The Wolf Among Us, Mass Effect Trilogy
Letters missing: E, G, N, O, P, Q, X, Y, Z

There are so many great games, both for the PS2 and the PS3. It’s crazy to me how often you can browse and still stumble upon something new. The PS2 and PS3 are my biggest collections, and they take up almost the entirety of one of my bookcases. Some of my favourite titles on the PS3 include Uncharted and the Dragon Age games, which, in particular, are the games which I have put the most hours into ever (both Origins and II together).

PS4

Boxed games: 8
Game only: 0
Wishlist: A lot

I do love the PS4, but it still doesn’t have the same feeling as the PS2 and PS3 did, but with that being said, I do own quite a few neat editionssuch as the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Special Edition, Life is Strange Limited Edition and Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Edition. These are all great and I would recommend them for sure. My wishlist for the PS4 is unsurprisingly long, but we’ll get there in time.

PSP

Boxed games: 12
Game only: 0
Wishlist: Persona 2: Innocent Sin, The Third Birthday, Innocent Life
Letters missing: A, E, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, R, S, U, V, X, Y, Z

I only got a PSP last year, even though I wish that I grew up with one. I’m actually surprised that I have 12 PSP games now, my favourite one recently being a Japanese import. I also got Daxter recently, and I can’t wait to try that out. I also own quite a few racing titles such as Midnight Club: LA Remix and Wipeout Pure, because racing games are fun and I like electronically crashing all the time.

PS VITA

Boxed games: 7
Game only: 2
Wishlist: Danganronpa: Trippy Happy Havoc
Letters missing: A, B, C, D, E, I, J, K, M, N, O, Q, R, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

I also didn’t play the VITA until 2016, but my husband let me have his and his games for a while and I felt overprivileged. He let me borrow games such as Tearaway and Little Deviants, and I bought the Japanese import of Phantasy Star Nova for him. We also managed to get Terraria for dirt cheap (but we lost it for the longest time, but he did recently find it again so, hurray for finding lost things!). I currently have all our VITA stuff on my shelf so I count it towards our collection.

PLAYSTATION NETWORK (FOR ALL PLATFORMS)

Games: 38
Wishlist: Super cheap things during sales

I’m actually not a huge fan of owning games digitally, but it just happens somehow when you’re a gamer. There are a ton of reasons why people may prefer digital gaming, but my digital collection is in the 30s at the moment. I have games for the PSP, PS VITA, PS3 and PS4 on a couple of accounts, so I don’t know if I’ve added all of them together correctly, but it’s definitely still under 50.

STEAM

Games: 187 (not including family share, because I’m greedy)
Wishlist: Parkitect, Stardew Valley, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, Ooblets
Letters missing: Q, X, Y

I’ve had Steam since 2011 I believe, my first game being Magicka, but I actually didn’t really start using it until the end of 2015. Since then, I’ve accumulated a lot more games, mainly from Humble Bundle and sales (which they should really stop putting on because they’re causing my backlog to erupt. Along with my bank). The games I’ve put the most hours into are Castaway Paradise, Tropico 4 and The Book of Unwritten Tales.

GOG

Games: 4
Wishlist: Constructor Classic 1997, Eric the Unready

I don’t have many games on GOG, but I am starting to get into the service more. Since it’s similar to Steam I don’t think it’s as popular, but it does have a lot of older games that Steam doesn’t have, so I’ll be browsing through the store a lot more soon.

PC

I also have a lot of physical PC games which I haven’t really counted up yet. But I do own Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Limited Edition and The Book of Unwritten Tales 2: Alamanac Edition physically, which I’m very happy about. Along with these are titles such as The Sims 1-3, RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 and 3, Far Cry, Hitman, Sim City, Tropico and the Tomb Raider Chronicles. Plus, I have a lot of those old weirdly fun games from my childhood such as Pet Vet, Catz and Dogz and Theme Hospital.

WII

Boxed games: 26
Game only: 0
Wishlist: Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to The City, Anno: Create a New World, MySims Agents
Letters missing: 
A, C, D, F, H, I, K, O, P, Q, S, U, V, X, Y, Z

The Wii was the console that a lot of families played together, and that also included me and my family. I remember playing Rock Band with my Dad and cousins, Rabbids Go Home with my Dad and Cooking Mama with my friends (although I don’t own this anymore. I also don’t own Mario Party 8 anymore, which I deeply regret). I also played Wii Sports with my Mum but I ended up hitting her in the arm and giving her a bruise, so that was the end of that.

DS

Boxed games: 15
Game only: 7
Wishlist: Super Princess Peach, Rune Factory
Letter missing: C, E, F, G, H, I, J, O, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

The DS was a really great handheld. I remember grabbing my blocky original grey DS and playing both GBA games and DS games on it, such as Nintendogs and Mario Kart DSwhich were two obviously popular titles. I still pick up the DS every now and then because it really is such a great system, and I need more than 22 games for it (wow, I sound greedy).

DSIWARE

Games: 1

Just the one lonely game that I got years and years ago. It’s called Castle of Magic and I still have it installed on my DSi. I really love how the DSi feels in comparison to the original DS and the 3DS though. It’s so smooth and soft. Uh, I love it (and mine’s blue. It’s so lovely and bright and makes me happy and it smiles at me from my shelf).

3DS

Boxed games: 5
Game only: 0
Wishlist: Ever Oasis, Story of Seasons

I got a 2DS back in 2016, and now I am really after a 3DS of some kind. I’ve been getting into it so much more recently since obtaining Animal Crossing: New Leaf and New Style Boutique. I’m really racking up those hours, and I think I may need some help.

GAMEBOY/COLOUR

Boxed games: 0
Game only: 4

I don’t really enjoy playing the original GameBoy too much, not yet anyway. But I did buy myself a GameBoy Colour last year and I got a few games for it, such as Snoopy Tennis and Krusty’s Fun House. I would love to explore this system and see what great games I’m missing out on.

GAME BOY ADVANCE

Boxed games: 4
Game only: 10
Wishlist: Some RPGs would be nice

I believe I was pretty obsessed with my GBA SP growing up, I played quite a few games and I remember the GBA feeling pretty awesome in my hands. It still does, and I still enjoy playing it a lot (even though I gave away my original. It makes me sad). I would really love some long RPGs to play, although I do already own games like Pokemon Green. I also love The Sims series, and the game The Urbz: Sims in the City is one that I would love to finish on both GBA and XBOX.

XBOX

Boxed games: 13
Game only: 0
Wishlist: Saints Row
Letters missing: A, B, C< E, I, J, K, L, O, P, Q, S, U, V, W, Y, Z

Speaking of XBOX, I remember getting one quite some years ago, since I felt that I should give XBOX a try for once. I still want to get an XBOX 360 too, but I’m waiting until my husband moves in with me to do that. Then we’re going to splash out on every single Halo. As you do. Anyway, I do want to go back to the XBOX at some point, and definitely pick up some more games for it, even though I’m really not used to the controller (but I’ll persevere when the time comes!) I have games such as XIII, Mafia and Fable which I would really love to complete. The game Galleon also seems super fun and I would love to start that up again.

MEGA DRIVE

Boxed games: 8
Game only: 0

I’m not a huge retro gamer, but I do have a Mega Drive (otherwise known as the Genesis) set up in my room because my Dad let me (since it was his, and I asked nicely). I’m really happy that we have games like Sonic the Hedgehog though, as you can’t really go wrong with that game, can you? I don’t think I’ll be picking up many more games for this console anytime soon, but I’ll definitely keep a lookout for what might be interesting.

OVERALL: 520 things (I think)

So I would say that I’m getting close to the 550 mark since I know some games are probably missing from the list. But I think that this is a pretty good summary, and I enjoyed putting it together. I will eventually start doing collection posts for each platform, but until then, I hope you enjoyed this overview! I also love looking at other people’s collections so if anybody has some pictures, videos or blog posts that they would like to share, please feel free to do so!

If you also have any recommendations, please let me know!

Thank you and Happy Gaming!

-LDG

 

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