January is the cruellest month for gamers trying to keep their backlog of unplayed games under control. The combined impact of Christmas gifting and online game sales has ensured that our Steam, Origin and other digital libraries are stuffed with unplayed titles.
Here is a list of titles acquired since Christmas that I fully intend to play but haven't gotten around to yet:
Warlock 2: The Exiled
Assassin's Creed Unity
Guild Wars 2
Rome Total War 2
Batman Arkham Origins
I am particularly vexed because I thought I had become much more selective of late. I have stopped buying bundles of games I never heard of simply because they look cheap. I am restricting my purchases to games I genuinely intend to play and I have broken an insidious habit that I had fallen into of treating myself to a new game each week whether I needed one or not. I do intend to play the games above but I have been playing Dragon Age inquisition exclusively since Christmas day and those titles remain neglected.