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Q09066930

Finished
 
 
 
 

Half-Life 2

Songbird Symphony

3/5
8.4 hours
11 of 11 achievements
Half-Life 2

Yoku's Island Express

5/5
12.0 hours
31 of 31 achievements
Half-Life 2

Samorost 3

5/5
5.8 hours
30 of 30 achievements

For me, September has been a month of playing together with my kid. My wife is building her carrier, so she's working, studying, and taking courses simultaneously while I am taking care of our child most of the time when I am not working myself. Naturally, we play a lot of different games, including video games. We managed to beat three in a row with lots of laughs, and I can safely say that I enjoyed all these games as much as she did.

Songbird Symphony is a game made by bird-lovers for bird-lovers (with little kids). Although it lacks some polish and the gameplay is tedious, we enjoyed its rhythm puzzles (tough ones), lighthearted story, and bird nerdiness. It was amusing to collect and identify different feathers and learn about bird species from the Southern Hemisphere even I, the bird nerd, had not heard of before. Quite educational!

Yoku's Island Express is a game we both enjoyed immensely. The kid-friendly gameplay, the art style, the pure concept (to mix Metroidvania with pinball is such an unusual idea!) - everything is superb. We fell in love with it and played it every evening together till the very end. It was such a big hit for my kid that she had tears when the game ended because she felt it was too short (and it was 12 hours, mind you, the longest game we have ever played to date).

Samorost 3 is...there are no words to describe how phenomenal the game really is. Especially its sound design. It is brilliant, magnificent, unparalleled art suited for all ages and every intellectual level, considering the availability of a cheat book (yeah, we used it more than once, lol). Another game I cannot recommend enough, which is something I can say about every Amanita Design game I have played.


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I purchased some games again, so my backlog keeps growing up. This time nothing big - only a handful of decent indies, old and new, that I am looking forward to trying out.

Have a nice week! 😊

MouseWithBeer

Third week of September

Once again an incredibly busy week so only 2 games done.

Completed games

Diorama Builder
Playtime: 2.5 hours
Achievements: 50 of 50 (100%)
Review: Honestly a quiet enjoyable diorama building experience to enjoy after a long day where you just want to shut down your brain and just watch something but you still wanna do something with your hands. It is surprisingly cheap too. Works fine with Proton in windowed mode, but in fullscreen the game freaks out if you tab out and it makes it unplayable (but my setup is completely broken atm so it could be just me).
100 hidden cups
Playtime: 19 minutes
Achievements: 100 of 100 (100%)
Review: Another one of the 100 hidden games that just came out on the day I played it. This one was drawn by a new to the series artist and I am not a fan of the artstyle at all (still not as bad as the mushroom one). The game otherwise is still the same and still enjoyable, just less due to the art. Works just fine with Proton.

Yesterday

ninglor03

Ninglors Log 231

14.09.21 – 20.09.21

September Progress:
4
PPU monthly:
undone
September Additions:
14

Yearly HOG counter:
26

Completed Games:
We. The Revolution
Maelstrom: A Yaoi Visual Novel
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge

Won/Gifted Games:

Bought Games:

Played this week:
Plague Higurashi 4

Cat Story ahead!
I still have no idea what kinda cat story to write, but… well cats are cats, right? So let’s see. Right. Did I tell you, how much Tizio dislikes that we are going atm every weekend to my parents. The moment I get the carrier out, he knows what’s going on. So either he’ll hide under my blanket (or somewhere) or he just anxiously waits for things to happen. Once I pick him up, he’ll cling to me and meow pretty pitifully. I mean, I’m not gonna set him down bc of that. Bc I really don’t wanna stay Friday and Saturday night at my place. So yeah, we’re doing that. I stuff him into the carrier, he’ll meow the whole way down. Like I’m living on the second floor, so meowing the whole way down. I kinda expect my neighbours coming out at some point and asking what’s going on. So far no one did that though. The moment we’re in the car he’s quiet. That wasn’t always that way, he used to meow a lot while driving. Not anymore. At least if the drive is only as long as it takes from my place to my parents. If it’s longer… well, lost, he’ll meow. Also I’m petting him if I can. At my parents he has to get out as fast as he possible can – faster than his human anyway. And yeah, Ameno will be at his tail and stuff.
You’d think he would be happy to go back to my place. But nope. Same thing on the way home. Maybe less meowing while carrying him up the stairs.
Anyway, funny thing happened this time. I normally put him down, open the front hatch, let him out and close it again. This time my mum let him out and didn’t close the thing, which I didn’t realize. So I opened the top part to put him back in and was all ready to go, when my mum said: “Nope, you can’t leave yet”, and pointed at the cat running away. Bc he tried pushing the front door and it obv opened. So yeah, had to catch him again, put him back in and go. I bet he was twice as pissed as normal by that xD

So much from me :)
Have a lovely week!
Queen Ninglor

acid_bg
10.8 hours
#2
Played on Steam

I like this game a lot! Art style is great, music is complementary to the gameplay, environmental story telling is good. Overall a pretty relaxing game, but really short, so full price maybe not worth it, unless you like it a lot like me and just play it sometimes to relax.


Sep 18 2021

NateSCC
Half-Life 2

Blacksad

5/10
11.4 hours
24 of 39 achievements (62%)

#131
September 19, 2021

acid_bg
2.9 hours
#1 My first game completed since I have access to the site!
Played on Steam

A good game, but pretty short! Puzzles aren't that challenging, gameplay isn't difficult, environmental story telling is pretty good. Overall it's a game worth playing.


acid_bg
3% (48/1415)
2% (31/1415)
3% (49/1415)
91% (1286/1415)
0% (1/1415)

Joined the site a week or so ago... a lot of sorting left to do, I just cant find the time to do it!

Sep 17 2021

NateSCC
Half-Life 2

Haven Park

5/10
4.3 hours
18 of 19 achievements (95%)

#130
September 17, 2021

Cece09

Weekly Games #159

Beach Bounce

10.9 hours, 10 of 10 achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/3bdzopl


Beauty Bounce

6.3 hours, 5 of 5 achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/wbw953l


Bunny Bounce

4.7 hours, 4 of 4 achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/klegynb


Divine Slice of Life

7.4 hours, 1 of 1 achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/db856ob


Space Pilgrim Episode I: Alpha Centauri

4.9 hours, 7 of 7 achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/mlygwal


Space Pilgrim Episode II: Epsilon Indi

6.5 hours, 7 of 7 achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/wbrkpy7


Space Pilgrim Episode III: Delta Pavonis

7.5 hours, 7 of 7 achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/al34eo7


Space Pilgrim Episode IV: Sol

8.6 hours, 10 of 10 achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/v7xz22l


Sword of Asumi

6.6 hours, 22 of 22 achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/q72dg4l


Chibi Wars

0.0 hours, no achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/nbaqxvl


Swords of Edo

0.0 hours, no achievements

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https://www.backlog-assassins.net/posts/obndwa7


So I didn’t do any new games this weak, I got a bunch of new ones planned but this week I just took time to be in my comfort zone with games I’ve done before. I’m happy with my reviews for them all and it was nice giving some of them a proper go like space pilgrim which is normally just meh in my eyes. Kinda did an annoying amount though, I prefer to keep my things at 10 a page but we got 11 here. It’s like barely over but I also didn’t want to move the 2 comics into its own section like I’d normally choose to do purely because it seems weird to do that.

Sep 16 2021

Mskotor

August 2021 Update

Next update (works only on profile page)



Overall backlog progress :

27% completed
59% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
12% won't play

Side note



It’s boggling my mind how entitled people are here. Feels like we have entirely different work culture in Poland.

✔ Arguing that they came to work before 8pm, started to actually work at 8:20pm, but their overtime should count from 8pm
✔ Being late each 2nd / 3rd day and think that it’s all right
✔ Shouting on Supervisors / Production Managers when they pointed out error, and walk away with no consequences. Even have audacity to apply for Team Leader position
✔ Team Leader that is Union Representative and “Advice” their pals what to say to avoid consequences of their bad work

I mean… I knew public sector is not amazing but what I see here in Health Sector in UK is ridiculous. How can you have someone being late few times per week, not following breaks, doing 50% of average norm, complaining on everyone (while not following instructions on their own)? And this kind of parasites are defended by unions. It’s literally not possible to throw someone like that out. And they wonder why NHS is in such awful shape.

I’m against working conditions like in Amazon, so having unions that can oppose it is good thing. But NHS Unions are some freak-show degenerate I can’t even start to think about it without getting annoyed D:


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