Daerphen
Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.10.2021 - 14.11.2021)
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So what is your plan for Halloween this year? I guess there are more things possible than last year. Lets follow like always the monthly theme with this challenge. Try to pick a rogue-like or horror game if you fellow assassin wants that.

For Pickers. Just copy paste and complete the data :)

* [GAME#1](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#1-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#1-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#2](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#2-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#2-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#3](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#3-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#3-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#4](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#4-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#4-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#5](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#5-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#5-HLTBTIME

  • Please make sure your games are sorted by completion before applying.
  • If you so desire and you have at least 5 unplayed SG wins, the 5 games can be picked out of your SG wins (instead of only 2/5). Just note it in your application comment.
  • Note in your post if you're ok playing multiplayer only games.
  • Same for Early Access (I know some people want to wait for release).
  • When you finish one (or more) of the games picked for you, please post an update by replying to your picker's comment.
  • If the game has achievements, you can link to either the Steam or Astats page corresponding to your progress.
  • If the game doesn't have achievements, please post a screenshot showing your completion.
  • Finally, if you have completed all the games that were assigned to you but want another go at it, feel free to post another application.
  • You can pick for/challenge up to 2 fellow assassins, please refrain to pick more so everybody who wants get a chance at it.
  • You can pick for anybody who has applied and hasn't been given a list yet, unless they specified otherwise (see next point). It is recommended to signal with a "reserved" comment that you're currently picking for that person. This way it'll avoid the situation where you spend time picking games just to come back to somebody's comment 2 minutes prior.
  • Please use the following criteria when picking a list for somebody.
  • Pick exactly 5 games
  • Length-wise: at least 2 short games (under 10h to beat) and 2 medium (under 15-20h). You can use HLTB to check the time, or more conveniently the Enhanced Steam browser extension (it shows the HLTB time directly on the game's steam page). That rule can be overridden by the bottom (i.e. pick 5 short games) but not the other way around, as not everybody has the same time to dedicate to gaming.
  • Pick two SG wins unless the person specified SG wins only, in which case pick only in the applicant's SG wins list.
  • Quality-wise: at least 3 of the 5 games should have a positive (or above) rating. You can use this site to quickly sort games in a user's library by ratings (thanks to JaffaCaffa for the suggestion).
  • Please, respect the applicant's choice regarding multiplayer-only and Early access games, as well as other requests (exclusion of certain genre etc.).
  • Please use the code below to post your comment, it's already formatted, you just have to copy/paste & complete the data.

Do I have to participate in this event?
No, this is an event to help you reduce your backlog. If you already have a plan and don't want anyone to pick games for you, you're free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the event?
Absolutely nothing.

What happens if I play all the games picked for me this month?
Still nothing. (You might get a shiny profile badge at some later date. And you can come back for another batch.)

What if I don’t have time to play 5 games?
Don’t worry, one is enough, we’re just asking the pickers to select 5 to give the player a little choice.

One of the game picked for me won’t run on my computer for X or Y reason, what do I do?
If this happens, please notify the picker by replying his comment and ask them to pick a replacement. If the original picker don’t give you an answer within 24h, don’t panic, just leave a comment and we’ll pick one for you. Meanwhile, you could try one of the other picked games if you haven't played them all yet.

I played all 5 games that were picked for me and I want more!
If you have completed all 5 games and reported your completion to the original comment, you can make a new request for another list.

When picking for other people, can I only pick “never played” games?
Not necessarily, you can also pick games that seem to have been abandoned but haven’t been categorized as “won’t play”. No beaten or completed games, or games being currently played obviously.

Why are there so many rules for picking the games? I can’t be bothered!
We’re trying to make this enjoyable for everyone so if you decide to pick games for others, please read and follow the rules. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for the pickers too, but if it’s bothering you too much, remember you don’t need to pick games for others to join the challenge.

I’m new here, can I join the challenge?
Yes of course (and welcome to BLAEO). Please just be sure to have your games sorted by progress before signing up for the challenge, to make it easier for your picker.

mrstasilo

Ok, let’s go. Challenge me!

Tristar

reserved finished :3

Portal 4h
Transistor 7h
Kingdom: Classic 10h
Outcast - Second Contact 17h
The Talos Principle 18h

Can never not pick Talos :3
Kingdom: Classic & Portal another favorites of mine, Outcast a remake of a favorite game. Transistor has fantastic music but saw you have some play time in it already, can exchange if you don’t want to continue that.

Am I right to assume you don’t like strategy games all too much? A second little question that I’m wondering about, you finished Syberia 3 but did not play part 1 and 2?

mrstasilo

Nice picks, thank you!
Actually I beat Portal like 10+ years ago and then bought it on Steam as I didn’t know anything about piracy when I was a kid and this great game deserve buying (I didn’t mark it as beaten cause I would like to play it again). As for Transistor, it’s installed right now. I had few technical issues so didn’t finish it, but I’ll try to beat it.
As for strategy games, I actually didn’t played them before Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus and then Iron Danger as I won them on SG and I liked them. Or you mean strategies like Civilization?
I don’t want to play first 2 Syberias as they look too old for me (I’m not saying they’re bad games or anything else, I just won’t enjoy playing them).

mrstasilo

Portal and Transistor are beaten. Luckily Transistor hadn’t any strong issues this time (only reset resolution settings to lowest after Alt+TAB) so I finally managed to finish this great game :)
Gonna take a look to other ones soon.

Cece09

I know you got a reserved under your list but its been like 24 hours, so if you get tired of waiting let me know and ill quickly pick something for you. Hell tristar can still pick for you and you mix and match

Tristar

(am just back to finish ^^ )

ninglor03

I’m really sorry, if I open up a can here, but why do you reserve and not do it right away but wait like a whole day to pick?
Like I only put down “reserved” bc I go and look for games that instant and just don’t want somebody else accidently stumble over it and doing the same time. But a day doesn’t justify that reason o.O

Tristar

I started when I reserved but had to go, I continued then once I was back.
I do look through all games that the user has multiple times and weight which to pick. I guess my approach is slower than others and takes me some time to finish.

Besides when I reserved, the post was already half a day without a picker. So it didn’t seem to me that I was taking away someone else’s spot.

mrstasilo

Thanks for the offer :)
I’m a bit late, literally slept all this discussion (16h, ok I love sleeping), so I didn’t wait much.

Cece09

My List May as well do it like last time. If you don’t mind can you pick any letter and any random number

mrstasilo

Oh, this list is quite big… but I’ll try.

First 3 are also fit this month’s theme btw
If you want change any games just let me know.
As for number, I pick 139 and letter - S.

Cece09

Okay well I cant promise resident evil 7 as I do want to finish them in order even if 7 is basically its own game but I will get started on it

Control I started for that hb monthly game as one of my 6th but then when I decided to drop that I ended up dropping the game for a while

Oh I see why you think its big XD Yeah I basically got your whole library of games into 1 list thank you for the choices

mrstasilo

Well, I can change 7 for 6 or Revelations if you want beat them in order :)

Cece09

poor number 5 XD nah keep it that way ill get to it, just sayng it probably won’t be number 7 ill play straight away but it will still be within the family. I am gonna need to buy village

mrstasilo

Ok then.
I saw playtime so prob missed it. Village is good too, I also enjoyed extras from survival pack btw, RE7 save room music to be more precise, spent few hours in save rooms just chilling xd
Also, you said family?

Cece09

everything in that list was unplayed or at least requiring a brand new game to even 100%. Yeah I do indeed have 10 hours on resident evil 5 interesting. I used to farm for cards so I got plenty of games with time but not actually touched. Yo its christmas time it was idled XD 25th of december. 2018

Cece09

Reviews

Okay completed sakura, I was actually disappointed in number 3 but the other 3 games were very nice

For anyone wandering you picked S so I picked out 2 games to complete. I did sad story of Emmeline Burns and shrinking pain. I also went ahead and brought village, I found it on sale in voidu which had like a double sale weird. Apparently brought my ni no kuni white witch from it so it was safe enough for me to trust

mrstasilo

GJ! What’s about 139 then? Village with a half price… tasty.

Cece09

Well I had 136 games in the S category so I went back to the start so number 3 which is A story about my uncle.

ninglor03

Uuuuuh, yeah, I’m back again. Aaaaaand I kinda have a weird request (and no list for it! Ô.ô):
Dear picker, could you please pick HOGs only? Feel free to pick - if I have any left - a series (apart from Secret Order. Still have to figure out if my mum wants to keep playing it with me or not…) or bundled ones. It doesn’t have to fit into the currently monthly theme. Length totally doesn’t matter.
If you’re having trouble finding any, they are mostly sorted into my PoP Short list.

That’s it \o/

Cece09

I got you boo

Twisted Lands Trilogy - removed from store
Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White
Home Designer x2
Les Misérables x2
Hidden Object - 12 in 1 bundle it includes Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde which you own as its own game so 13 in 1 bundle :D

I can add the time if you want but i mean you know how long you take in hogs. I don’t see these being much longer, I’ve played that victorian mysteries this month myself so I know its not very long

ninglor03

Looks great! Thanks a lot <3

ninglor03

Home Designer 1 = done

Moony1986

I’m in again too. So challenge me please! =)

ninglor03

steps boldly forward
I got this!

ninglor03

Hope they work for you. And yes, I normally pick differently… like ignoring the theme… and not going for payback innocent
If you want me to change something, just poke me :3
Happy gaming! \o/

Ooooooh, you also got the Longest Journey. While I couldn’t play the first one for stupid PnC reasons, I loved two and three! <3

Moony1986

Haha thanks a lot for picking :D

I think I’m good with this games ;) And no I’m way too bad at stealth games to even be able to get all achievements in Hitman 2 :D

ninglor03

Ok, I can accept that reason to not 100% Hitman. I kinda dread the moment someone will challenge me on pop to play it. Nin was not seen again for the next months xD

Cece09

challenge accepted. when the time comes, i will 100% hitman 1 + 2 in a month!

ninglor03

….
I’m gonna cry, if you manage to pull that off D:

Cece09

hell i complete it in 2 weeks! I would say a week but like I need to account for the fact Ill probably be taking 2 days off

ninglor03

Mmmmmmh. I’m starting to get suspicious here! Who are you and what are you doing with my Agent?!?

Cece09

screw it 2 days! 1 day per game

ninglor03

You do know I’m talking about 100%? All achievements?
Also don’t screw my Agent, pls D:

Cece09

yes yes all achievements of course i know. what you think id leave a game without that sweet 100%
I’m of course not insane or magical. Even for me its impossible to beat in 1 day

Cece09

didnt even read the side comment, Just saw broken sword and knew it was revenge

ninglor03

Hehe, yeah, well, what can I say? I’m an angel innocent xD

ninglor03

Good job \o/

Moony1986

End of month update :)

Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can also done.

I still don’t like Horror games haha but I think for Horror fans Amnesia is a really great game. And now I can avoid them all again for 1 year, yay! :D

Unfortunately the HOGs from MumboJumbo are just not that good as the ones from Artifex Mundi (with most likely some exceptions on both sides ;))

But I’m looking forward to Evergarden and Hitman should be fun too especially as I’m really bad at stealth games :D

ninglor03

Yeah, sadly MumboJumbo are not the best.
Sorry to hear you don’t enjoy horror games. I kinda maybe should have known that? Yay, one year save of spookyness \o/

Moony1986

Haha no worries, I put it in the short list. What of a challenge it would be to just add games from my favourite genres? ;)

ninglor03

Do I even know your fav genres? I mean, obv P&C… xD

Moony1986

Haha yes P&C :D Other than this Platformers, Puzzle games, HOGs, Metroidvania, Roguelikes

ninglor03

HOGs I can totally and always work with xD

droha

Please, challenge me, from my huge (unfinished and unplayed) backlog.

Moony1986

Let me know if I should switch anything :)

Have fun!

droha

Very good picks, thank you!)
I’m really like to play HOG’s=)

ninglor03

HOGS \o/

mordsmiez

Challenge me, please! Anything unfinished or unplayed is fair game! :D

Moony1986

Let me know if I should switch anything :)

Have fun!

mordsmiez

Those look good, thank you very much! :) And yes, I loved Cook, Serve, Delicious 1, so I’m really looking forward to 2!