Give me steam And how you feel to make it real Real as anything you've seen Get a life with this dreamer's dream Ok, this thread is to celebrate/mourn your Steam collection, encourage people to try their unplayed Steam gems and to just reflect on Steam itself. I wasn’t an early Steam adopter because I always preferred to have the physical media. At least that way I could resell/trade games with people. In fact, I think my very first Steam game was Empire: Total War, which is a bad way to start out a Steam account because that game sucked. I was so mad that this was a Steam game because I couldn’t trade it to someone else. But over the years, the ease of using Steam and the awesome Steam sales have made me a convert. I bet 3/4ths of my purchases are now made on Steam and I look forward to the sales every year. I'm fully a Steam convert. In fact, I've noticed that even good games that are on other platforms - Amazon, UBI's Launcher, Origin, Stardock and even just stand alone games - don't ever get played as much as my Steam games. Yeah, I know I can add non-Steam games to my account...I'm just too lazy to do so. With all that in mind, it's time for the award show! The Hall of Fame - The 100 hour club: Civilization V (246 hours played) Skyrim (202) Football Manager 2010 (151) Mass Effect 2 (121) Terraria (118) Awesome games. If the bunch, Skyrim is probably my favorite on the list. Terraria remains the best $3 I ever spent. Oh, and Tom Chick can suck it about Civ V. Since I have a Hall of Fame, then I should have a... The Wall of Shame – The less than 1 hour club (but actually played): Drakensang River of Time (29 minutes) Alpha Protocol (58 minutes) Fate of the World (40) Ghost Master (22) Gratuitous Space Battles (43) Grotesque Tactics (48) Overlord (48) Shadowgrounds (24) Warhammer: Dawn of War II (46) Some of these I should actually get into. Which leads me to... Eternal Purgatory: Game that Should be Played but Never are: Drakensang – Good reviews, decent graphics and it’s an RPG. It should be right up my alley, yet I’ve had it for a year and haven’t played it. Why am I planning on buying Amalur when I have this? Grotesque Tactics – Looks moderately interesting and I like TBS games. Is the intro just too “goth” for me? Warhammer: Dawn of War II – I’m not a huge TBS fan, but this looks good. Cities in Motion (3 hours played) – Is it just me, or did they manage to suck all the fun out of this…not to mention the controls are weird. Trine – 68 entirely unremarkable minutes thus far, yet everyone praises this game. This is the "twilight" of the Steam account. I look at these, go "yeah, I should play that" and promptly load something else. Of course, if there's a Purgatory, then there's gotta be.... The 9 Hells: Games that Roast in the Fire of Eternal Scorn (or just bad values): Risen – 6 hours of gameplay, yet I remember it as just a grind. I must have missed something on this game, but I know I’ve started it twice trying to get into it to no avail. I think I spent cost to $20 on this. Alpha Protocol – 2 hours of buggy gameplay fighting the PC controls. I gave up. I don’t care it only ran me $7. Empire: Total War – The game that started it all. I have 48 hours into this game, trying mods, patches and everything else to get some enjoyment out of it. I’m not quite sure I ever did. At $50, this one claims the lowest pit of hell. Fallout: New Vegas – 68 hours of gameplay should count for something. But since the game cost me $50 and the guide ran another $25, it was a big entertainment investment and the whole time I was playing, I kept thinking that Fallout 3 was a better game. Frozen Synapse – I got only 7 hours from this one-trick pony that cost me $15. It does that trick very well, but that wasn’t enough for me. The elevator mission was the final straw. Just Cause 2 – 67 minutes of motion sickeness. Thank goodness it was only $5. King Arthur – I can’t believe this game got so much buzz. It didn’t make it two hours with me. Not a good use of $10. Sword of the Stars (plus expansions) – I tried. I really did. For 7 hours I tried. Even though it was $5 or $10, I just never got any fun from this title. There's a spot open in the 9 hells and the Christmas Sale is coming up. Fact That Interests Only Me – When it comes to indie games and Steam, I don’t have a lot of luck. I have a bunch of games I’d consider “indie”- Avadon, Defense Grid, Dungeons of Dreadmor, Fate of the World, Frozen Synapse, Gratuitous Space Battles, Grotesque Tactics, Greed Corp, LIMBO, Orcs Must Die, Terraria, Trine…and the only ones that I enjoyed were LIMBO (3 hours of gameplay) and Terraria. The rest haven’t kept my attention for very long. Games That Really, Really Need to be on my Steam List - Torchlight II, Hegemony Gold.