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EvilBlackSheep

January’s Stats

aka. Less than impressive start of the year

Hope 2023 started well for all of you!

In here, not much to report, played some games, finished a few, added as many thanks to some last minute gifts… So far the status is quo, which is not very good. And one of the game I put 20+ hours in seem to be bugged in the probably last story quest (and I guess I’ll have to replace it in my 20/23 list unless it gets somehow fixed). Delightful.

Thankfully I also had a lot of fun starting a cult and killing zombies, so gaming time this month was mostly well spent.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
8 5 0 5 153

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

20/23 Challenge Progress (1/23)

Finished this month: 1

87% never played
9% unfinished
4% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Stray

    6 hours playtime

    11 of 24 achievements

  • Unusual Findings

    6 hours playtime

    17 of 30 achievements

  • Cult of the Lamb

    18 hours playtime

    27 of 37 achievements

  • Dying Light 2

    42 hours playtime

    19 of 65 achievements

  • Luck be a Landlord

    20 hours playtime

    81 of 186 achievements

  • Children of Silentown

    7 hours playtime

    16 of 26 achievements

  • Sail Forth

    22 hours playtime

    30 of 47 achievements

  • Re:Call

    2 hours playtime

    4 of 11 achievements

  • Stray

    6 hours playtime

    11 of 24 achievements

  • Unusual Findings

    6 hours playtime

    17 of 30 achievements

  • Luck be a Landlord

    20 hours playtime

    81 of 186 achievements

  • Children of Silentown

    7 hours playtime

    16 of 26 achievements

  • Cult of the Lamb

    18 hours playtime

    27 of 37 achievements

  • Unusual Findings

    6 hours playtime

    17 of 30 achievements

  • My Time at Sandrock

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 36 achievements

  • Luck be a Landlord

    20 hours playtime

    81 of 186 achievements

  • Re:Call

    2 hours playtime

    4 of 11 achievements

  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Part of the Xbox Pass - = Nintendo Switch
mrstasilo

January 2023


Half-Life 2

Crysis Remastered

13.0 hours
35 of 40 achievements
Half-Life 2

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

9.0 hours
7 of 30 achievements
Half-Life 2

Satisfactory

30.5 hours
no achievements
Half-Life 2

Phasmophobia

2.9 hours
no achievements
Half-Life 2

Forza Horizon 5

36.6 hours
44 of 97 achievements
Half-Life 2

Teardown

10.4 hours
5 of 27 achievements
  • The Quarry
  • Papers, Please
  • MADiSON
  • Phasmophobia
  • Satisfactory
  • Ben and Ed - Blood Party
Jaded

Monthly Update #44: January 2023

First week or so of the month I tried to 100% Ni no Kuni 2, buuuuut got gated behind a boss fight and just lost interest in it for now. I put in about 50 hours this month.
Tried Ryse: Son of Rome as a way to break it up which looked cool, but I had issues getting it to work well so that has been dropped.

I also ended up purchasing the Steam Deck through a grey import in Australia, so I've kind of just been waiting for that to finally be delivered! I decided I didn't want to wait to see if they ever announce it here, now that there are easier ways to get it then a US VPN/CC/Shipping address and parcel forwarder 😅
Hoping it will finally get delivered, as it says delayed and that's the last update I have from Australia Post since the 23rd....


Completed/Beaten

Yeeeeeah looking a little empty here this month.


Played

Half-Life 2

Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom

113 hours
59 of 63 achievements

I keep wiping on a boss in the Solosseum Slog. It is gating my 100%. NUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Half-Life 2

No Man's Sky

47.9 hours
18 of 27 achievements

I've been playing this with friends. It's been fun. I had about 8 hours in this game from 2019. I have gotten about 40 hours within less than a week…..

I admit, I am treating it a bit as a Screenshot simulator at times.. Some of the environments are absolutely beautiful, and the game has a photo mode!

Backlog

Trades

I've been fairly active again with trading this month. Trying to clear out keys for games I'll hopefully play, rather than just adding more I won't play to my backlog.. 😅
  • Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch™ Remastered
  • Coromon
  • Serin Fate
  • Re:Legend
  • Hokko Life
mordsmiez

Log #18

21% (136/645)
3% (21/645)
18% (115/645)
57% (367/645)
1% (6/645)

Backlog growth: +12

I managed to complete at least a bit more than last month, including 2 longer games!

The Elder Scrolls Arena: I have to say I am particularly proud of actually finishing this one. It was a bit of a hassle and also a bit monotonous, but the guide on steam “How to have fun while playing Arena” helped a lot xD! And since the Elder Scrolls are one of my all time favourite game series (especially Morrowind <3), it was really interesting to see where it all started^^. So next up will be Daggerfall!

The Secret Order 4: Slowly making my way through this HOG series.

Solitairica: I have been playing this game on and off for the last couple of months, but finally managed to beat it with all decks and collect the last achievements. I really liked it. It is simple, but fun and perfect for a quick round inbetween.

Wheel of Innocence: Free visual novel. Visual novels are not my genre, so I don’t feel like I can judge, but I would say it is okay since it’s free^^

I frog-ot: Weird little free game.

Nova Lands: Emilia’s Mission: Free demo. Building a base on a planet. I liked what I saw, so I wishlisted the full game.

Cece09

January 2023

  • 11-11 Memories Retold

    8.1 hours playtime

    49 of 50 achievements

  • Anna's Quest

    10.5 hours playtime

    38 of 39 achievements

  • Big Bad Futanari Wolf

    0.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Coalescence

    0.1 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Dark Chronicles: The Soul Reaver

    1.1 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

    1.1 hours playtime

    8 of 10 achievements

  • Dissent

    0.1 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Fishy

    0.1 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Flaws in the People We Love

    0.1 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Forever Space

    0.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hob

    14.7 hours playtime

    32 of 37 achievements

  • Is It Wrong to Try to Shoot 'em Up Girls in a Dungeon?

    0.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Karisvale

    0.3 hours playtime

    8 of 11 achievements

  • Machina of the Planet Tree -Planet Ruler-

    23.1 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Ominous Tales: The Forsaken Isle

    1.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Renegade Grounds: Episode 1

    1.3 hours playtime

    21 of 29 achievements

  • Renegade Grounds: Episode 2

    1 hours playtime

    6 of 19 achievements

  • Rescue Elves

    0.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Shtriga: Summer Camp

    2.8 hours playtime

    6 of 8 achievements

  • Vespa's Test

    0.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • WTF Do You Know?

    0.5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Zombie Apocalypse Survival Simulator

    0.5 hours playtime

    no achievements

Stats

Completed: 66
Gained: 29
Achievements: TBA
Perfect: TBA
Average %: 87

Comments

Oh I’ve had a nice start again to this year and even with adding some more free games and even buying a bundle I only gained half back which is great at this point. A few of these are old as I said earlier in the month I won’t be focusing on those old games as much anymore, I had that last year to see how much I could do so its gonna be really weird when I do my progress bar this year but whatever

My favourite game of the month goes to My Dear Prince. I really wanted to play it in December but didn’t end up doing so, so I made sure to do it this month and it was as amazing as I expected to. I love the characters and seeing the awkward situations that kept popping up when they believed our tomboy was a real boy. We need more ebi-hime games like that, not just downers

VinroyIsViral

✰ Completed Games of the Month: January 2023 ✰

✰ Favorite Games of the Month: January 2023 ✰

e.

January 2023

Not much happened in terms of gaming, but I don’t mind.

Half-Life 2

Coloring Pixels

193 hours
326 of 1294 achievements

Another 18 hours logged into the game. I'm finally up to date on the Bonus book, and I made some progress in the Community 5 book.

Half-Life 2

Coloring Pixels - Advent 4 Pack

0 hours
no achievements
Smythe
  • Super Blood Hockey

    24 hours playtime

    33 of 33 achievements

  • The Last Campfire

    7 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

  • Witcheye

    5 hours playtime

    13 of 25 achievements

  • Wildfire

    20 hours playtime

    40 of 60 achievements

  • OlliOlli World

    22 hours playtime

    31 of 54 achievements

January

Another new year begins and the continued war on my backlog continues. After a brief period at 48% completion I dropped back to 47% during January as I started a few new games that have dragged my stats down. I’ve been using BLAEO since 2017 and while there is a clear improvement in the percentage of beaten and completed games over the years, recently I’ve been adding more games too and the number of unplayed/unfinished isn’t changing much (I update the stats in my BLAEO profile each month/year so it’s easy to see).

Today was a mixed month. Time off work and access to the Deck increased my playtime a bit, so I was able to beat/complete quite a few games, but I also added to my library. The most surprising of these additions came from BLAEO itself! I voted in the Game Awards 2022 on the site as I do every year and then kind of forgot about it until I was informed that I won a game from the winners list. So, thank you again Skanda. I opted for Hardspace Shipbuilder, a game that I’ve been interested in for a while but never took the plunge and bought.

Work is about to get busy. There’s be at least 2 weeks with lots of work and probably quite a lot of unpaid overtime (working from home while there’s construction going on at the office and overtime won’t be logged!). Hopefully, I can take a few breaks during the day to balance things a little, but I imagine my gaming time will drop a little. My side jobs are busy at the moment too - Good for my wallet but not for gaming.

Onto this month’s games:

Steam

Backlog Additions

A perfect storm of sales, gifts, wins, and trades means I added nine games to my account!Two of these are in my list of assassinations this month, but still a bad start to the year.

The games are - Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Rebel Cops, Imposter Factory, BattleChef Brigade, Witcheye, OlliOlli World, Grounded, Zero Sievert, and Travellers Rest.


Aquilla

January 2022

I had bad beginning of the month, so I wasn’t in the mood for playing. So I managed to finish only 4 games, and bought only 1. Although it is a big one

Best game of the month: Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Beaten and completed games

  • The Suicide of Rachel Foster

    4/10

    10 of 11 achievements

  • Penko Park

    8/10

    32 of 32 achievements

  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale

    8/10

    28 of 33 achievements

  • Jazzpunk: Director's Cut

    7/10

    21 of 24 achievements

New games:

  • God of War

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 37 achievements

EvilBlackSheep

February: Baby, it's cold outside

This month you can participate in the monthly theme by either playing winter themed games (or at least where part of the action occurs during winter), co-op games or games where romance is involved (Thanks to Kaleith for suggesting that second part of the theme). Have fun and stay warm!


Huge thanks to Kaleith for the banner!


To participate, reply to this post and tell us which game(s) that fit the monthly theme(s) you’re going to play.
Please use the following (or similar) format, but feel free to add any extra thoughts about the game(s) to your post!

Name | Achievements obtained | Playtime | Status
:-: | :-: | :-: | :-:
name of game 1 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 2 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 3 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
TOTAL: | achievements obtained | playtime this month | Number of games finished


Obvious Theme song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Uid4yRtg4


FAQ

Do I have to participate in this month’s theme?
No, as with every theme, these are merely suggestions for anyone who is unsure about what to play next. If you already have a battle plan for your backlog and/or don’t like this month’s theme, you’re free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the monthly theme?
Nothing.

What happens if I play all of my unfinished games this month?
Your backlog will be a much smaller place.

I don’t have any unfinished games - I’ve beaten everything I’ve started.
Really? well that makes one of us… I salute you.

I already finished my entry can I play another?
Go ahead - the goal is to reduce your unfinished games list. The more you can play the better.

I’ve nearly beaten a game can I still use it as my entry?
Of course!