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gsrafael01

Enhanced BLAEO Update

Just wanted to let you guys know that there is a new Enhanced BLAEO update, because you’ll probably have to update manually (click here). From v3.1.0 up, updates should be automatic.

Here’s what changed in this version:

  • Use BLAEO itself to sync owned games, instead of using the Steam API
  • Fix Theme List Checker for users who do not have a SteamGifts account
  • Fix bugs in Post Generator

Jan 22 2019

Nicknames

God’s one day in 199X

Here’s my weekly report

199X

1.8 hours, no achievements

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I liked the idea behind the game quite a bit but the execution could have been better. While the story was nice the OST was terrible to the point playing the game completely muted was better. I also missed the option to make the character run, because it walks very slowly and you spend a lot of time walking around. After an hour of playing it I already wanted it to be over (and I'd have abandoned the game if I didn't know its length beforehand)


God's One Day World (神明的一天世界)

6.3 hours, no achievements

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This VN was pretty good. The story was really gripping even though you can guess some of the plot twists like the main character being trapped in a time-loop. What I didn't expect at all was that (incoming major spoilers) the main character created the whole time-loop to prevent Christina (AKA the mc's girlfriend) from dying of a demonic curse, and you undoing the whole thing doomed her to a painful death. Also in the epilogue we get to learn the MC also was the one responsible of making the canon so strict a slight deviation from it means getting a gruesome death (I guess he can blame himself for getting all those bad endings ¯_(ツ)_/¯ ) On a negative note I have to say the spelling could have been better (it's still readable though).
The art was pretty good but a tad too limited. I mean, in a bunch of scenes you're told you're facing the guardians yet you only see the background.
The voice acting was ok in most parts, save for Christina's VA which sounds a bit too monotone at times. It takes quite a bit to get used to the chinese dialogues (especially when you're way too used to playing VNs voiced in japanese).
The puzzles vary quite a bit in difficulty. Some are easy, others are a bit harder, and then there are those who are hard enough you need a guide to complete it. Also I recommend saving everytime you go from one scene to another or before a puzzle becuase it's pretty easy to screw it up and have to start all over again.
All in all playing this game was an enjoyable experience. If you feel like playing the game avoid the community hub at all costs, it's full of spoilery screencaps.



On another note, I should resume my ABC Challenge or else I won’t make it in time :X

Blue Ϟ Lightning

a dark update for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome everyone’s eyes.

Nearly 2 years later as far as I know I’ve finally finished styx.
I made it harder for myself by focusing on never being seen (reloading if I am caught) on every level but I finally did it.

Styx has some of the best game mechanics and stealth of anything I’ve played…and thats it.
The level design is lacking… unimaginative and repetitive as after the 3d mission they start reusing all the same areas again and again.
The story is functional but I didn’t find it engaging.
However it makes up for it with solid fucking gameplay.
that is all…no intrest in getting the speed medal and no kill insignias for the missions it was so much effort just getting shadow…however I’m excited to try the second game sometime.


Call of Cthulhu is solid.
dark and creepily themed for the most part the stat based system where you can put points into the type of skills you want (picking locks? smashing down the door? seducing the guard?) with multiple ways to get around and through stuff along with a scale of how insane you’ve become based on how many weird things you’ve done like reading books made out of human skin gives you a nice sort of immersion. And the story while hitting every single cliche you could find about Cthulhu and those types of detective stories is really nicely done. I found myself playing late into the night during exam season to finish it.

my one gripe with this game is the FUCKING SHAMBLER. slight spoiler but the regular stealth sequences are fine but ho boi do I fucking hate the shambler stealth sequences it can always run faster than you and hear you and stabby stabby eat your face and make you cry. Why do story games have to put in bullshit like this its fucking soma all over again gdamned monster

Among the Sleep

1.9 hours, 1 of 10 achievements

Challenge Me


Among the sleep was both surprisingly better than I thought it would be and not as scary…for some reason I thought it would be more horror pain and suffering but nope.

Yomawari: Night Alone

2.2 hours, 2 of 27 achievements

Observer

1.9 hours, 1 of 19 achievements


I just started playing >Observer_ and yomawari among other things both are fun enough for me to want to continue but neither interest me enough to play unless I’m killing time

Subs (SF)

Beaten: The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker

Playing this over skype was the correct decision. Definitely more fun with company!

Trilled Meow

Acquisitions

  • Caravan


Challenge Me!

Challenge Post

40% never played
20% unfinished
20% completed
20% won't play


  • Banyu Lintar Angin - Little Storm -

    9 minutes playtime

    0 of 0 achievements

  • Kimmy

    2.3 hours playtime

    0 of 0 achievements

  • 7 Grand Steps, Step 1: What Ancients Begat

    5.1 hours playtime

    0 of 0 achievements


Banyu Lintar Angin - Little Storm -

I waited too long to write something about this. Honestly, I think this type of game isn't for me. Certainly the art is charming, but I don't know why I'm downloading it as a game instead of watching a video or animated slides. A Raven Monologue at least had a moment that was justifiably interactive, but this didn't seem to take advantge of the medium at all.


Kimmy

Good Reads USA Won on SteamGifts

Challenge Me! game and SG win. If this taught me anything, it's that I have no idea how to play most games correctly. It's a visual novel set in the 60s. You play as a 10 year old babysitting a younger child named Kimmy. Kimmy doesn't have friends, so you take her around to play with other kids. You buy toys from the corner store and have to choose the right options when teaching the rules to the kids. Each character has their own story, but you won't have time to play with everyone everyday. It's sort of a bittersweet coming of age story that I think is pretty good.


7 Grand Steps, Step 1: What Ancients Begat

"Archaeology" and Anthropology Ancient World (Greece, Rome, Persia, etc.) At Least Somewhat Historic Educational Make Believe - Simulated Lives

Challenge Me! game. Unfortunately I had to shelve this. Not because it's a terrible game, but I feel it takes too long doing the same thing repeatedly. Then I automatically died and lost hours of "progress." I just can't even. The fact I don't want to keep playing is arguably even part of the point of the game, in which, much like life, you play the mechanics of the game correctly and do everything right, but can still lose randomly. That said, there is an initial appeal and good concept under the long tedium. It's relatively easy to get into with a very brief tutorial--a lot of things are left for you to figure out, which is kind of bad, yet that, too, goes along with the concept. There is some light management system if you reach the highest social class, but doing so only extends the length of doing the same things by hours. If I ever picked it up again, I don't think I would bother rising from subsistence farmer.


Jan 21 2019

Daerphen
  • Little Nightmares

    18 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

Report #204: Little Nightmares

Revisiting games


Just finished my revisit of Little Nightmares. When I was playing it a long time ago, I was just playing through the main story once. Missed a lot of collectibles and didn't own the season pass. After buying the season pass during Christmas sale I motivated myself, to play the main story again with all collectibles, finished the three DLCs and even finished the speedrun without dying. Pretty hard that last part.

Now I can archive the game as 100% perfect game

ninglor03

Ninglors Log 97

15.12.18 – 21.01.18

Completed Games:
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Won/Gifted Games:

Bought Games:

Played this week:
World End Woods

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

50 hours, 38 of 38 achievements, ★★★★☆

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Wow!
So I got Danganronpa from my secret Santa (thanks again <3) and I was PoP challenged to play it (thank you too! <3) AND it it part of the monthly (hurray!)! I was a bit worried about the expected playtime, but in the end I had more month left then game, so that turned out great :]
I had a blast with it! Although I was super skeptic at first, both with the setup of the game and the killing. The moment the first blood turned up I was like "Are you fu* kidding me??" - it's pink just so you know. But then the real thing started. The investigation. And MAN! I loved it! I loved the trials! I loved the twisted thinking and everything! I loved not knowing what the heck was going on and gradually working bits and pieces out.
I also love how I DID NOT! get motion sickness! (Apparently some folks had trouble with it, so I'm this time on the lucky side!)
In case you're going for cheevos like *cough* me, this has a lot of grinding in the end cough cough (And if you fail to start the grinding part rightly, one extra grinding extra mode. Yeah, loads of extra time involved!) But since I liked the game and I like cheevos in games, that I like - and even more so cheevos I feel I can achieve - I did it! Woho! Loads of gaming time! \o/
In the end the whole concept worked out for me! I really enjoyed it - although honestly, why are the girls all so… yeah, what ever and the guys so meeeh? Just my opinion. Also not all boys where meeeh, but just look at the majority and you might get, what I'm thinking off ;)
Also is it just me or is Hiro the WORST character in the game? Obv not counting the mastermind and stuff ;)
Recommendation? Hell yes!


Cat Story ahead!
This’ll be a quick one and since I didn’t collect any cat story… nothing here Ô.Ô∫ (bad attempt at making a cat….)

Nothing here either. BUT do yourself a fav and check out my Instagram, bc I painted a mug for myself and. I. Am. SOOOOO! Happy. With. It! (Spoiler: HP Fans might love it ;) )

Ninglorious
Ninglor_ious on Instagram

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

Dad Tip #66 - It’s okay if you don’t come in first, just make sure you have health insurance

Cece09

Mini Report/Review

Okay its not actually mini but im classing it as that since its not my actual report, so read the warning below to know what to expect
Don’t read if you aren’t prepared for a long negative rant

200% Mixed Juice!

0 hours, no achievements
You do not deserve my colours game!

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I was planning on playing this game after I finished 100% orange juice, but after cracking down on what I got in my library and what I will play I decided I couldn't do it. I brought this game as soon as it came out and I regret it. While it does unlock an extra character for 100oj I don't think mixed poppo is worth it at all.

The game play is based on battles where you roll a dice and it gives you some moves, which are needed to activate your attacks. Its also based on rock paper scissors. So you have to make sure you have a mix of characters with a mix of attacks. Last thing you need is 3 scissor characters or even 1 of each kind with all rock attacks. Oh and the system gets worse, so if both you and the enemy are 1 hit away, who ever has the better stat goes first, so paper before rock and so on, so you will die and have to repeat it again. Plus swapping characters will waste your turn and if you are in a boss battle you will most likely end up dead by 1 hit or at least near death.

Next on the characters, you unlock characters by grinding battles for cash where you then go to a shop and buy people. Now there's an achievement to collect them all and every combo of characters too. To make matters worse the machine will give you doubles (granted you can sell them) meaning you could spend hours grinding for 1 character. By the end of the game there is no point swapping which 3 you use since you will have to grind more to get them to the right level to even make a difference.

Finally my last point. Lore. This doesn't even give the satisfaction of lore, I dislike shoot them ups but they have actual backstory to every character being added to 100oj still and some of them just like 200mj give an extra character. So while I know I'm gonna dislike them when I buy them one day I at least know its going to be worth it. Now I'm not saying it has none at all but as far as I know its not meant to be at all connected. Its a side game which you can give or take.

So there we go. I never wanted to be so negative about a game, its not nice to read for anyone but its my personal opinions. I hated the game, I regret it. Will I delete it? Of course not, I still want my mixed poppo even though I dislike using her, it still adds to my game. I see the reviews are a lot more positive now as well but when it came out it did get a lot of hate because it did just feel rushed with blurry backgrounds. So I know I'm not the only one who feels like this at least.


Typing this up as a draft I went to send but actually went past the 2k character limit, so screw it. I’m happy with what I said, I don’t really need to edit it later so here it is

emymer

beaten and finished:

still playing:

cunthulhu

Lost Civilization

Lost Civilization

Lost Civilization

3/10
2.5 hours
no achievements

it’s so nice to play a hog where the main character is a malignant sociopath who destroys the lives of all who have the misfortune to cross her path!

i would like it to be known that i had entirely forgotten that this game was even in my library until i was sorting everything here on BLAEO. i was all “dafuq is this thing” and then “oh, a hog!” and now i have a migraine and regret everything. boooooo.



on one hand, this is your usual HOG game– something horrible happens (your fiance is kidnapped) so you set out to right the wrong done unto you (save fiance, do some archeology on the way there). you have to squint and prod your way through a few bleached out hidden object scenes and uninspired puzzles, get the magnet on a string to fish out a key, etc etc etc. it’s all very mundane and nothing to write home about.

on the other hand, the main character steals hotel reservations and makes receptionists lose their jobs without an ounce of remorse. she exhibits no emotion when a family member of hers is killed. she finds her fiance tied to a chair in a dingy warehouse and goes “oh i’ll saunter back three scenes to rummage through a skip for something sharp!” and takes her damn time about it.

Lost Civilization is basically going through the motions. you have all these elements that are always found in these games so the dev i suppose felt obligated to include them, but they didn’t bother patching them together in a cohesive way. the end result was half irritation (the voice acting is really freaking bad, okay) and half reluctant amusement towards this so-called heroine who callously wrecks innocent civilians with a series of well-placed phone calls.

i’d say play it for the lulz but the HOG scenes gave me a headache, so i suggest you avoid avoid avoid simply to save yourself the literal pain.