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
Other completed games
Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Toki Tori 2+
One Finger Death Punch
SteamWorld Dig 2
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.
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!
Really liked this, it's a fun game. Basic pixel graphics, but a lot of work went into the gameplay and story. There's a lot of content here. There were 100 different endings in the original game (slightly more now because of additional content). I got 40-50 of them just by exploring, but then started to get a bit stuck and needed hints. So, the next stage was checking online hints, which got me another 20 or so. I had to resort to guides after that, but even following guides it wasn't easy. Took me hours to get the last few! It's very rare for me to complete a game. If the developer adds more content, there may be more achievements and I'll drop down from 100%, so here's a screenshot to prove I did it!
I played this years ago, in pre-Steam days, and I think I completed it then, but I'm not entirely sure. Some parts of the main story were familiar, I'd think I was into a new part that I hadn't seen before, then suddenly a certain scene would trigger memories. I remembered far less than I did of Fallout: NV which I replayed not long ago. That was my first Fallout experience. I think I spent longer in that world and the stories were more memorable. It's still a great game though. The graphics are a little rough around the edges, but I really enjoy the Fallout world and gameplay. It's a little strange that NV has achievements on Steam and Fallout 3 doesn't. It does mean, however, that I can mark this as 'completed'. I didn't clear every quest in the game, but I beat the main story and there are no achievements so I class that as 100%. Unlike most other games, this is one that I can see myself coming back to. Whether that will be possible in the future, I'm not sure. Getting this to work and run fairly reliably on a modern-ish machine took some work. Will it be possible in the next generation of CPUs and GPUS? I guess I'll just have to make do with Fallout 4 or 76 if I ever take the plunge with that mess!
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
I picked this up in 2014 and think I first played it in 2016. Hadn't touched it since then, so made an effort to get into it this month. I quite liked the story and the concept of real time combat combined with managing a team. I wasn't keen on the 3rd person perspective camera position and didn't find a way to adjust it. I got used to it a little as the game went on, but I guess that's just personal preference. I prefer first person or the camera much further out in 3rd person. Some parts of the game seemed a little badly designed. The sections of the game in the headquarters seemed a bit pointless. There was no real research and development like the main XCOM games and the multitude of rooms seemed a bit pointless. There are extra missions to discover, but I didn't do a lot of them as it felt like I was running around a lot in a poorly designed area just to advance the main story through dialogue. Also, there seem to be a couple of different endings to the game at least but one of them basically skips a whole mission. Not sure why. In that case, the game ends very abruptly. Overall, it was okay. Felt a bit rough around the edges and as if it could have been a good game instead of an average one. I got a decent number of achievements and as there are a lot that come from DLC, I won't be going back to try and get more. Marked as beaten, and I'm moving on :)
Toki Tori 2+
This was a difficult game, for me at least. It looks like a cute, simple game, but it's pretty devious. One small issue is that there isn't really an explanation of what you're doing. Some aspects are clear – making your way through levels and collecting things. However, the use of your bird call, how you interact with things and animals around you, and even what the main aim of the game are all more difficult to work out. Even after beating the main story of the game (I think!) I still have no idea why I needed to do that. There are a lot of achievements. I got a decent amount, came close to others, and nowhere near some! To beat the main quest, I did need to refer to some guides, but even then it took me hours! The timing and precision needed in some parts...wowzer! Anyway, it's beaten and another game I bought a long time ago (2014) has been assassinated.
I had this in the 'beaten' section of BLAEO and thought I remembered playing it through but I was checking games and noticed that there were achievements and I had 0%. Initially, I thought they were added after I played and decided to go through it again and get them. Playing through again, I don't think I could have finished the story before unless it was an early access game or something. Anyway, good story and fairly enjoyable for a point and click. A genre that I was into as a teen, but don't really play any more. I used a guide to get the 100%. Wouldn't normally rely on a guide so much but as I thought I'd already beaten it I wanted to make sure I got them all. I can now legitimately say it has been assassinated and can even mark it 'completed' and not just 'beaten'.
One Finger Death Punch
Bought in 2014, I'm guessing from a bundle. From the achievements it looks like I last played this back in 2015. It's a very simple game and looks like it could be a mobile port or even a flash game. It's pretty addictive though. You use the left and right mouse to attack people as they come close to you. It's basically a rhythm game. I actually got pretty far back in 2015 but the game progress was lost, maybe when I uninstalled. After about 7-8 hours of play this month, I finally started to get new achievements! I played on the easiest difficulty and still struggled a bit. Eventually beat the game, then got a couple more achievements in the survival mode. Marked as beaten and moving on!
Bought in 2017, I didn't touch this until this month. I enjoyed the originals (both the real old school original as a teen, and the XCOM remake more recently). I tried the game on normal difficulty, but didn't get very far. I think I had more patience when I was younger, but after 2-3 starts at that level I dropped down to easy mode. To be honest, I think something between would be ideal. Either that, or I just needed to adopt a different tactic to start off and develop tech quickly.
Steamworld Dig 2
Pretty recent addition. I enjoyed the first game and this was more of the same core gameplay with a new story and different tools/weapons. Fun game with lots of replayability to get achievements. There are areas of the map that you need upgrades to access too (is that what a Metroidvania game is? Always unsure about that) which adds replayability too. I'm doing my usual trick and just beating it for now though. May come back to it and try to get more achievements, but it's unlikely while I have a backlog :).
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.
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.
Oct 23 2020
Weekly Games #112
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
Oct 19 2020
Update 72: October 10th to 18th
Still on a roll here. More played than added :D
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.
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 :(
Spec Ops: The Line
Nice enough shooter with a good story. Had fun playing it :)
CUPID - A free to play Visual Novel
Nice VN, not the best I've read, but far from the worst.
Lake of Voices
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)
PoP: thanks to TFrostPG & emymer for challenging me
PAGYWOSG: : Nothing more planned atm
Just for fun:
#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
- LEGO® Indiana Jones™ 2: The Adventure Continues
- Overlord: Raising Hell
- Redout: Enhanced Edition
- Scrap Garden
- XIII - Classic
Beaten/completed games: 0 :<
Other games with progress: 0 :<
Won on SteamGifts progress
Haven’t changed since last month
All games progress
Haven’t changed since last month