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Third week of October

Some progress has been made but it will be rough trying to get to the 50% games played goal till the end of the year. I am still 3% of with about 80 games to play.

Completed SG wins

TEVA
Playtime: 1.4 hours
Achievements: 4587 of 4587 (100%)
Review: An absolutely trash achievement spammy game. Avoid at all cost. Works fine with Proton.

Other completed games

Chronicles of the Witches and Warlocks
Playtime: 6.1 hours
Achievements: 13 of 13 (100%)
Review: What a buggy piece of crap. The game is unresponsive as hell and full of game breaking bugs, one of which I got hit with myself and nobody has even ever reported that one before. Stay away from this one, its not worth the nerves. Works fine with Proton.
Dude, Stop
Playtime: 3 hours
Achievements: 22 of 22 (100%)
Review: I been playing a lot of disappointing games in the last time :( I thought I was gonna like the humor... but it was just trying waaay too hard to be funny and it had the opposite effect on me. Plus being unable to skip text is frustrating...
Contract With The Devil
Playtime: 9.6 hours
Achievements: 19 of 19 (100%)
Review: A pretty meh HOG with some definitive issues: the game being very clunky and the fact that you can just skip any hidden object scene successfully by just pressing the escape key.... Works fine with Proton.
International Snooker
Playtime: 22 minutes
Achievements: 0 of 0
Review: Oh my... the UI of this game is awful. Not only it looks bad and it is not intuitive but I also never seen volume settings just be "high", "medium", "low" and "off" before? What the hell is up with that. In addition I am hopeless at games like this so it surely isn't a game for me. Works fine with Proton.
The Cat! Porfirio's Adventure
Playtime: 3.5 hours
Achievements: 13 of 13 (100%)
Review: How on earth does this game have 93% positive reviews on Steam?? The game is buggy, messy, nonsensical Russian trash that the only thing that it has going for it is that it has cats. Not even the achievements work correctly and the devs are like "works on my machine so it must be working fine"... Dont get tricked by the cats, this one is an awful game.

Yesterday

NateSCC
Half-Life 2

Two Point Hospital

7/10
103.5 hours
21 of 51 achievements (41%)

#68

October 24, 2020

smythe
  • Reventure

    20 hours playtime

    101 of 101 achievements

  • Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition

    27 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

    17 hours playtime

    26 of 41 achievements

  • Toki Tori 2+

    14 hours playtime

    24 of 38 achievements

  • Gemini Rue

    5 hours playtime

    15 of 15 achievements

  • One Finger Death Punch

    18 hours playtime

    87 of 152 achievements

  • XCOM 2

    39 hours playtime

    31 of 88 achievements

  • SteamWorld Dig 2

    10 hours playtime

    18 of 34 achievements

September/October

So, looks like I forgot to post my September games, which makes this longer than normal. Work has been busy and I doubt I’ll assassinate any more games in the next week, so I’m posting a little before the end of the month to make sure I don’t forget again! . I haven’t been very active in October because of work, which also helps to limit the length of this post a little.

Backlog Additions

I traded most of the ‘desirable’ games I had left in my key collection this month and picked up HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed, Bright Memory, Breathedge, Among Us, and a I bought a rare non-Steam game that I’m actually playing Red Dead Redemption 2. I rarely mention games from other platforms in my posts here as they’ve largely sat unplayed and I haven’t counted them in my backlog!

Steam

Tiajma

First Post on Backlog Assassin!

Hello, my fellow assassins! I’ve been planning to join you fine people for quite some time now, but somehow just kept putting it off. I’m sure that bodes well for my success here ;-)

Question for longtime members

Before I get to the state of my backlog, I had a quick question for any more experienced member of this site. I recently won a game bundle on SG with two games included. I already owned the first game and therefore got permission from the giveaway creator to enter only for the sequel. Naturally, SG registers me as having won both the first and second games since they are both included in the bundle, and this site likewise categorizes both as a win. Normally, this wouldn’t bother me since I liked and played both games. However, I first played the original game on a friend’s account and then purchased a copy on my own account to play fan made mods, rather than replay the main story. I therefore have no achievements and my playtime is low. Because I try to at least beat all my SG wins (and complete them if possible), it bothers me that this “unbeaten” game is showing up automatically under my SG wins category here. It’s not a big deal and I suppose I could just replay it, but if there is anything the site allows to deal with this type of situation, I’d appreciate the head’s up!

October’s Status Update

I have completed 3 games this month, beaten 2, and am working on 1 more.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

5.6 hours, 7 of 7 achievements

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I won this game on SG a couple of days ago and promptly completed it. It is the sequel to the cult classic "Amnesia: the Dark Descent." While it is recognizably an Amnesia game, they have changed a lot of the gameplay elements. They've removed the sanity meter and your light source is no longer limited. Monsters are much more scarce than in the original, and many of the ones you see are purely for the atmosphere and pose no danger to the player character. That being said, I still really enjoyed it. It still manged to create that quintessential Amnesia dread, as you explore through various notes and messages to uncover the story. The plot is fairly predictable but that doesn't detract from the ambiance.

It may not have been as well reviewed as the original, but in some ways I actually enjoyed "A Machine for Pigs" more.


Moons of Madness

7.1 hours, 23 of 23 achievements

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I got this game for free from the developer by playing one of their other games "Cyrano Story." It's a relatively short walking simulator that concerns Cthulhu lore. There was nothing groundbreaking here: the story was enjoyable but predictable, the music and graphics were fine but not spectacular, the game play was easy to master but not innovative. The main weak spot was the dialogue--both the voice acting which was occasionally weak and the dialogue which was repetitive and often misjudged. I'd recommend it on sale as a pleasant way to spend a few hours, but have no interest in revisiting it. For horror fans hoping to get some scares, Moons of Madness will disappoint. It was at best suspenseful but honestly rarely reached even that.

Plus side: achievements were virtually unmissable.


Kathy Rain

3.8 hours, 20 of 20 achievements

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I no longer remember when or where I got this game (except it wasn't from SG or any other giveaway site), but I found it in my backlog and decided to give it a try. It is a fairly simple point-and-click mystery adventure, with some supernatural elements introduced part way through. The voice acting was surprisingly good and while the graphics style isn't my personal favorite, it has a kind of pleasing charm. Easy to get 100% achievements, and the story was intriguing enough to keep players engaged. The ending was a bit weak, but nothing that ruined the game for me.


Overlord II

24.2 hours, no achievements

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I won this game on SG recently. It doesn't have any achievements on the PC version, but I tried to play as complete a run as possible (upgrading all my equipment, exploring all areas, etc). I had played the original game, so I was eager to try this sequel. It plays very much like its predecessor, similar combat mechanics and likewise very little plot. It's a bit of mindless fun although the repetitive nature of the gameplay makes completing it in multiple sessions a necessity.


Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition

28.0 hours, 34 of 47 achievements

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I won this game on SG a few months ago and was playing it until my personal life temporarily got in the way. I cam back to it this month and beat it. I really enjoyed it, despite having little more than passing knowledge of the IP its based upon. I want to come back and 100% it some day, but as it would require an entire new playthrough in addition to several challenge mode maps, I don't anticipate coming back to it in the near future.


Styx: Master of Shadows

7.8 hours, 10 of 33 achievements

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Still working on completing this game. I am set on 100% completing it, but it has been a bit of a slog to get through. I really like stealth games in general (I played both Dishonored games with very few breaks) but for some reason this one just isn't clicking the same way. It is enjoyable in small bursts but becomes overly repetitive quickly.

I am aiming to complete this game before the end of the month, but that may be overly optimistic.


tubberware

October 2020

Started categorizing games. Noticed that some of them seem to be missing achievement. I guess at least couple of those have had achievements added after I beat the game. Also, got way too many remaster etc. versions of games where I have beaten the original one.

Changes

Book of Demons

19.8 hours, 100 of 202 achievements

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Beat the game today. Completed the main campaign on second class (first warrior and the mage). There is third class also available but won’t go for third round. Also, the game has endless mode after the main campaign. Played some of it with the warrior.


Oct 23 2020

Cece09

Weekly Games #112

Labyrinthine Dreams

1.0 hours, 7 of 7 achievements

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This game really was a labyrinth, the game takes place in stages all with difference puzzles. For example our 1st area the forest we cant move to the left while in later areas like the sky you have to walk over ever block. In between we get little snippits of story. I'm pretty sure this was one of the games I brought during the summer sale and it wasn't bad. If I was to choose to recommend it or to stay away I guess I would agree to go play


Hiveswap Friendsim

1.6 hours, no achievements

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1st up my time isn't correct, idk what my real time is but its at least 4 hours so who knows what happed for 2 of my sessions.
Since I won pesterquest I decided to buy this which was nice timing since it was half price for all the dlc. I really enjoyed the characters in this game, it was pretty simple going through each unique character and those bad ends were great. Really worth going through which you probably will see a couple since sometimes the right answer isnt right. Some people were annoying, a couple of the friends speak weirdly. Some are just cosmetics like a heart next to it or theytalklike_this. Som3 though talk lik3 this, y3ah annoying much, imagin3 this but 3v3ry word contains a god damn E! Sure she was one of the more fun friends but god damn trying to read a whole paragraph with 3s every word is a pain


Pesterquest

3.1 hours, no achievements

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What's wors3 th3n this? W3ll th1s of cours3, 1nst34d of just 3 for E now w3 h4ve 1 for i 4nd 4 for A.
It was horrible going through that route I didn't even bother reading most of it since it was screwing with my head to much. Alot of this text was pretty terrible with 8s for bs and EvErY oThEr LeTtEr LiKe ThIs. I didn't enjoy it before but at least it wasn't to bad before, this time its just way to much.

To be honest I didn't find this game that good compared to friendism. That game was just silly, the trolls were unique and didn't feel annoying. The whole this dude is a criminal out of pure accident was funny and made it weird. This time round it felt like they were pushing it. Giving us time travel and teleportation just felt like a cheap way to make things happen. Stick with trolls or humans well no need to pick one when we just teleport you to these random people. The characters were just bland, they weren't likeable and they are all connected to each other. I liked finding out before that a friend we made knew one of our earlier ones. Now its just going between everyone in the group because of reason. Saying this as well they didn't look all that different. The humans were very white with a bit of colour, its quite a bright harsh colour to look at. Same could be said about the trolls, they didn't have this really big new looks to them because they are stuck with these symbols on their top.

Now this game can be done without knowing anything before hand. Frankly if I didn't own friendism and did that I probably would still be disappointed in this. Sure you can play this as a stand alone but its sad to miss things that you could quickly go through by owning the other. As a stand alone game it didn't sit right with me. Its hard not to remember how amazing the other game was and knowing that its hard to be fair, its just not as funny as the original and again with that horrible text its a drag to read


Resident Evil

27.1 hours, 36 of 44 achievements

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Ages ago I wrote about how I dropped this game, I spent an hour doing the 1st 5 minutes of the game and it just wasn't for me. However I looked more into the achievements and decided to go ahead and actually try to 100% it. I attempted many times using a video to help me. After failing many times I tried again while 100% every area, that was a horrible inventory management. It actually didn't go so bad that by the time I did my 2nd playthrough I managed to get a time of 2 hours and 37 minutes while using a knife. By the 3rd 2 hours and 4 minutes. I really liked knowing where everything was since I was able to just rush through

I felt like the difference between the 2 characters were noticible. Before this I only experienced the weapon difference, its much more impactful here. Jill is definitely an easier one to handle, she has 8 instead of 6 inventory spaces which you definitely want especially with hard difficulties. She also has a lockpick skill for which after doing Chris again reminded me that it is a lifesaver! I could rush through her but Chris needs old keys and I had no idea where those were for a speedrun. She can also pick up the shotgun without having to do the puzzle, all that just means less health naturally. Chris obviously has the 6 inventory spaces and he can't lockpick, instead he has a lighter. I didn't find much reason for the lighter but hey it saves a space I guess. I don't actually know what else Chris has apart from more health

Onto the actual story I found it boring playing as Chris. There's not much difference in story between the 2 characters, the main reason to carry on is purely for the fact they have achievements. Apparently each character deserves being praised for doing the same thing, oh you defeated the snake eh now me I did it and got an achievement. It really is silly beating bosses only to be told you have to do it as the other character to get notice for it.

The puzzles weren't actually that bad, they were pretty simple to figure out and the items aren't actually that hard to find. A bunch is actually pointless if you don't go for 100% like getting the blue gem from the start or burning some wood. Plus as mentioned above its not that bad during a 2nd+ playthrough. Once you figured out where everything is and what they are for its quite a breeze. I think the most difficult bit to do will be in harder difficulties where the inventory box isn't connected, even then most items are used for 1 area only so it actually shouldn't be that bad as long as you remember which box the items are in.

If you want to know the history of the resident evil series like me then definitely get it. The story isn't the best but as an original game its not that bad. The only way to get this old school re game is number 0 now since 2 and 3 were updated


The past couple of days I’ve become quite obsessed with resident evil. I never expected it to happen but I just got through the 1st game so fast and by this report I did resident evil 2 in one fell 11 hour swoop yesterday. There was just something there about knowing what I was doing. I was able to just rush through in the original game that it just became like yeah lets do this, just spend 1 day working on it instead of doing like 2/3 hour chunks in other days. By the time of the 2nd one I am just invested in completing it, I’ve been putting this series off for a while and now I just can’t seem to stop. With these starter games you kinda don’t want to take a break, you are up against the clock, you are up against the puzzles. You either knock it out in giant chunks knowing what you are doing or you slow it down and struggle to figure out what to do yet again.

Oct 20 2020

Garcias

Main Quest #113 - 20 October 2020

Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares

8/10
about 4 hours playtime
9 of 21 achievements (41%)

That was pretty terrifying but the gameplay, atmosphere, and style made me play through the end. Definitely recommended, even more if you’re a fan of the genre.

Oct 19 2020

NateSCC
Half-Life 2

We Happy Few

6/10
45.6 hours
36 of 70 achievements (51%)

#67

October 19, 2020

samwise84

Update 72: October 10th to 18th

Still on a roll here. More played than added :D

Half-Life 2

Zombie Shooter

4/10
1.8 hours
no achievements

This game is a mess. Got a bug that when I died the game crashed. Also you get stuck on walls all the time. There are definitly better games out there.

Half-Life 2

Alien Shooter

6/10
3.5 hours
9 of 17 achievements

Better than Zombie Shooter, but achievements are shit. Played throught the game campaign twice and still missing a lot of them since there simply are not enough barrels and crates to destroy :(

Half-Life 2

Spec Ops: The Line

7/10
14.3 hours
45 of 50 achievements

Nice enough shooter with a good story. Had fun playing it :)

Half-Life 2

CUPID - A free to play Visual Novel

6/10
11.0 hours
67 of 67 achievements

Nice VN, not the best I've read, but far from the worst.

Half-Life 2

Lake of Voices

7/10
7.2 hours
24 of 24 achievements

Liked this VN a bit better. Has some nice twist and turns.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,65% change to last times unfinished/never played games (69,88% unplayed games)

14.66% (146/996)
13.15% (131/996)
4.82% (48/996)
65.06% (648/996)
2.31% (23/996)
Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,33% change to last times unfinished/never played games (43,3% unplayed games)

32.57% (85/261)
22.61% (59/261)
0.77% (2/261)
42.53% (111/261)
1.53% (4/261)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 3 games since the last update. And I've beaten 5 games, so that makes a total of -2 for that timeframe and a -3 for October.

SG wins:


Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly:

PoP: thanks to TFrostPG & emymer for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: : Nothing more planned atm

Just for fun:
Pietruszek

#27 Monthly Status Update (September 2020)

My final month of summer was quite busy, so I didn’t have much time - even to write the August summary earlier ;/ . Now I’m even busier, since after 4 years of “only full-time studying” I was forced to start a part-time job (20h/week till the end of October and 24h/week later) while still doing the final year of my studies and writing my master’s thesis. Honestly, trying to cope with all of these responsibilities at the same time, other household chores and still passing all of my courses feels like an impossible task to me, but since I have no other choice, I have to buckle up and try to somehow survive this year. That obviously means practically 0 time for gaming for the next 9 months, but since I’m sure that some games will continue to magically appear in my Steam library, I’ll at least try to still post new updates here (even if I have to write them during e-lectures, like this one ;P).

New games: 7

5 from trades, 1 from SG, 1 for free
  • LEGOⓇ Indiana Jones™: The Original Adventures

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • LEGO® Indiana Jones™ 2: The Adventure Continues

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Hamsterdam

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Overlord: Raising Hell

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Redout: Enhanced Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Scrap Garden

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 42 achievements

  • XIII - Classic

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
61% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
29% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

All games progress

2% won't play
75% never played
4% unfinished
2% beaten
17% completed

Haven’t changed since last month