Daerphen
Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.09.2021 - 14.10.2021)
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Mid of the year already passed, the summer turns into autumn. Next challenge arrives. Shortly before we should all talk like a pirate ;) So go a head and try to pick one with water/sea/pirates.

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

Looks interesting, I’m in. Currently I’m finishing Iron Danger and Tropico 4 so there will be 4 SG wins I played this month so I’d like to play something else, preferably short.
So who can pick me some games?

Kyrrelin

I believe stef picked for you, games are in the comment below.

mrstasilo

Thanks :)

stef
mrstasilo

Nice choose, thanks! (If this list is for me)
I don’t even have to download Ori and the Blind Forest since it’s installed and waiting for me pretty long time.

stef

woops I meant to reply to your comment. Awesome, its a great game!

mrstasilo

She remembered caterpillars and Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition are beaten!
First one is pretty short cute puzzle for few hours with good relaxing background music and Ori is awesome. Can’t believe it was downloaded and waiting for me for a year I guess. I thought about completing it, but meh… I died almost 1000 times so I think I can’t beat it without a single death xd
Thanks for the pick!

stef

Glad you enjoyed them! Yeah the beat without dying achievement is crazy. I dont think I’ll ever go for that one

mrstasilo

Alan Wake beaten, 2 short DLC left to go. Nice game, guess I should have played it before Control’s AMC DLC. Now I understand what about it was xd

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stef

I’m in! I prefer anything from this list.. It doesn’t have to be SG wins, and it can also be games I’ve started since I’m going to restart most of those games

mrstasilo

Hope I did this right. Let me know if you want to change any game.

stef

These are perfect, thank you!

stef

I just beat GRIS. Beautiful game! I loved the art, soundtrack and the message. Thank you for the pick!

mrstasilo

Yeah, it’s great game. I played it on Xbox Game pass. GJ!

stef

Vampyr is beaten! It had rough spots and some bugs but overall I enjoyed it! I love rpgs so I’m glad I played it!

mordsmiez

Hey, I’d like to be challenged! It can be anything from my unfinished/never played lists :)

ninglor03

You don’t even have HOGs, how am I supposed to work with this! cries

I hope the selection works for you. As always I picked games I already played and liked or want to play (summer in mara). If you need a repick, just let me know :3

mordsmiez

HOGs=Hidden object games? Thanks for the picks, I will try my best! :D

ninglor03

Yep, that xD
Have fun :3

mordsmiez

Hey, just a quick update since the next “challenge me”-event has already started: The Uncertain, Glass Masquerade and Life is Strange: Before the Storm are completed. Summer in Mara is beaten (just 1 achievement missing) and I’m still in the middle of Assassin’s Creed. Thanks again for your picks! I especially enjoyed Glass Masquerade way more than I thought I would :)

ninglor03

I know, right? O.O
I loved it! While I also liked the second one, the first one is clearly the nicer one <3
Glad you enjoyed the picks! Good luck with the last two :3

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Moony1986

Oh it’s on already :)

So… Challenge me, please =)

Kyrrelin

Working on it. ;)

  • BioShock™ Remastered - HLTB Time: 12h - underwater
    I love that game. I am currently playing it again (my fourth time). :D
  • Machinarium - HLTB Time: 5h
    Another game I have enjoyed. :3
  • My Brother Rabbit - HLTB Time: 3-4h
    Have yet to play this game.
  • Slime Rancher - HLTB Time: 15h - interaction with water
    I have said that many times already, but this is a great game (have 250hours in it). I always smile like stupid when playing it. :D
  • Costume Quest 2 - HLTB Time: 6-7h
    Played and enjoyed the first one, hope the second one is also enjoyable. ;)

If you want anything repicked, let me know. Have fun! :3

Cece09

XD I challenged moony to the 1st part of costume quest, now number 2 has been challenged nice

Moony1986

Oh those are nice picks thanks :)

Slime Ranger was a christmas gift so it’s about time I finally play it =)

I think I will keep BioShock and Costume Quest 2 for the second half of the challenge time as they also fit next months PAGYWOSG :D

Tristar

I always smile like stupid when playing it. :D

wait if you switch l and m the real name of the game appears Smile Rancher :D

Kyrrelin

Hahaha, that’s perfectly accurate. :D

Moony1986

So I did it :)

Really great games, thanks for picking them. You really should play My Brother Rabbit it’s really cool and cute =)

Kyrrelin

Great work! :D

I am so happy you have enjoyed them. :3 Good to know, will play it next then. ;)

Max Mnemonic

Time to dust off my old BLAEO account. Anything in unfinished or never played is fair game.

Tristar

reserved finished :3

INSIDE 5h
Death Rally (Classic) 5h
Kingdom: Classic 7h
eXperience 112 12h
AI War: Fleet Command 15h

I’ve seen you have a good chunk of playtime in Kingdom classic already, so if you have that reasonably finished can switch it out for the the next/extended entry:

Kingdom: New Lands 10h

The list contains 4 of my favourite games that I can all absolutely recommend.
Plus one I always was interested about (eXperience 112), looks like a cool concept, would be nice to know how good it is.
^_^

Max Mnemonic

Update: Finished Death Rally! It took me 119 races in normal difficulty :/ Pretty good game, if a little grindy. Also when you get the best car the ai starts performing way too perfectly, that was a bit annoying. All in all a good classic game, I enjoyed the ride.

ninglor03

Oh what ever. Go for it. Anything from unplayed (as long as 1 always goes before 2 etc) or my pop list is okay. Pls no super duper long games. And I’ll most likely go for completionist time :3

Thanks in advance \o/

Moony1986

Hope you will enjoy them :) Let me know if anything should be switched

ninglor03

I totally didn’t think about the monthly… O.O

Aaaaaaaaah. Broken Sword AND Monkey Island AND The Raven… dies Ok, I’ll do this!
Definitely too many P&Cs if you ask me, but I normally avoid them, so suits me right. No need to chance, I’ll… get to them nods

And ty :3

Moony1986

Oh no! I can switch one of them if you like? :) Don’t want to be too cruel ;)

ninglor03

Ok, uhm… maybe one less P&C? Higurashi and LiS is just fine :3

Moony1986

Okay switched… I mean it also has the Point & Click tag, but I heard you like HOGs :D

So to shock you I have planned to do a P&C challenge next year like my HOG challenge this year. 52 P&C games in one year =D

ninglor03

Dunno who’s telling that… but they are right xD

OMG! You must be nuts! Plus… I won’t make the 52 HOGs, although I have enough sobs

Thanks for the swap :3

samwise84

Bad Nin…

ninglor03

Noooooo whyyyyy? D:

samwise84

because you won’t make your HOG goal

ninglor03

I guess I have to up my hog? :D

Moony1986

Oh had I known I would’ve challenged you to 5 HOGs :P

ninglor03

Meow D:

ninglor03

Monkey Island down. And damn that was just like I remembered it… only different graphics xD

Moony1986

Ha great! So only one P&C to go :D

Played it myself some time ago, brought up some childhood memories :)

ninglor03

Higurashi done - the afterparty was so stupid -.-
Like the rest though. Finally not such a gruesome games as the ones before xD

Moony1986

Haha I will never understand what people like so much about Visual Novels, next to the Trading Cards and often quite easy cheevos of course ;)

ninglor03

Well Visual Novels I like. But Kinetic Novels (those without a choice… like Higurashi…) I have more trouble with O.O

Cece09

you wanna fight! :P

Moony1986

O_O

runs away

ninglor03

Nailed the HOG :3

ninglor03

Life is Strange: True Colors - finished \o/
Took me forever to realize who Steph was O.O
I liked it. I might have to play it a second time, but… I’ll have to think about the approach a bit xD
Considering I so far played EVERY one of the games a second time… Yeah, I really need to!

ninglor03

I give up on Broken Sword. I’m too stupid for the controls - which I first had to get to work. I’ll read a summary and put it aside -.-

Uh… that means, I got them all? O.O

Moony1986

Oh crap :( I have only played the first one yet, so I didn’t know :(

How about a last minute switch for a game which fits the current monthly theme? :D

But if not: Congrats for beating all games! =D

ninglor03

Hehe, alright. I’ll do it :3

ninglor03

Also done xD

Moony1986

Yay! :D

Cece09

Damn hi

Moony1986

I bet you also would’ve picked Life is Stange right? :D

Cece09

hmm idk, like I feel like nin would’ve played it sooner then later anyway. I wasn’t planning on taking part or picking anyway. That damn was purely for the whole woah wait nin is here? Damn. I probably wouldve picked for ninny though if I saw no reserves

ninglor03

Haha, yeah, surprise visit xD

Cece09

https://www.backlog-assassins.net/lists/8laajol
Also whoever picks can you please pick a random number doesn’t matter how high. Also a random letter

ninglor03

I tried, ok? I probably still failed. Buuuuut at least I tried. If you don’t like something and want me to change, well you know how to tell me xD
Hope you’ll have fun with them though!

Number: 383
Letter: N (Bc Nin!)

droha

Hello everyone! I’m new here.
Please, challenge me, from my huge (unfinished and unplayed) backlog.
Thanks in advance=)

Daerphen

Played all of them. Liked all of them. Have 100% in almost all of them :D
So if you want to perfect them as well, assume you need maybe similar time

  • Space Pilgrim Episode 1: 3.4h
  • Q.U.B.E (25/52): 4.2h
  • Papo & Yo: 6.9h
  • Pixel Puzzle: 11.8h
  • Just Cause 3: 67.8h
droha

Very good picks, thank you!)

Daerphen

nice job.