How's It Going?: Backlog Edition

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We all have backlogs. A list of games we always wanted to get around to playing or finishing, but for various reasons haven’t. I have a large backlog. And I’ve been making more time to knock stuff of it. I finally finished Assassin’s Creed Odyssey a few weeks ago and this past week I completed Assassin’s Creed Rogue for the first time. Putting together that Assassin’s Creed list last week reminded me that I never finished a few games in the series. So on to the backlog they go, right next to countless RPGs, fighting games and platformers. One day I’ll beat them all.

(Probably not. I’m screwed. Too many games are coming out every month. It’s best not to think about this or I will lose my mind.)

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How’s it going? Feels like I’ve been doing these posts for a long time now. But it’s only been a few months. It also seems like things, at least in the US, are going to get worse in some places soon. Which ain’t great!

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.



I was very good at playing one game at a time until I finished it...until I got Steam. Now I have a ton of unplayed and partially finished games, and the habit has spread over to my PS4 as well. There I’m playing the Spyro trilogy and slowly going through Monster Hunter: World, and I have Rise of the Tomb Raider, which I haven’t even started. You mentioned Assassin’s Creed Odyssey — I got that game a year-and-a-half ago and somehow keep forgetting to play it.