Daerphen
Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.07.2020 - 15.08.2020)
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Sale is over, how much did you buy? For me there were some DLCs and some smaller games. And pre-purchased F1 2020.
Other than that bundles are a huge source for a backlog. For this month, please pick something from your fellow assassin, that has been bundled

For Pickers. Just copy paste and complete the data :)

* [GAME#1](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#1-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#1-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#2](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#2-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#2-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#3](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#3-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#3-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#4](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#4-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#4-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#5](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#5-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#5-HLTBTIME

  • Please make sure your games are sorted by completion before applying.
  • If you so desire and you have at least 5 unplayed SG wins, the 5 games can be picked out of your SG wins (instead of only 2/5). Just note it in your application comment.
  • Note in your post if you're ok playing multiplayer only games.
  • Same for Early Access (I know some people want to wait for release).
  • When you finish one (or more) of the games picked for you, please post an update by replying to your picker's comment.
  • If the game has achievements, you can link to either the Steam or Astats page corresponding to your progress.
  • If the game doesn't have achievements, please post a screenshot showing your completion.
  • Finally, if you have completed all the games that were assigned to you but want another go at it, feel free to post another application.
  • You can pick for/challenge up to 2 fellow assassins, please refrain to pick more so everybody who wants get a chance at it.
  • You can pick for anybody who has applied and hasn't been given a list yet, unless they specified otherwise (see next point). It is recommended to signal with a "reserved" comment that you're currently picking for that person. This way it'll avoid the situation where you spend time picking games just to come back to somebody's comment 2 minutes prior.
  • Please use the following criteria when picking a list for somebody.
  • Pick exactly 5 games
  • Length-wise: at least 2 short games (under 10h to beat) and 2 medium (under 15-20h). You can use HLTB to check the time, or more conveniently the Enhanced Steam browser extension (it shows the HLTB time directly on the game's steam page). That rule can be overridden by the bottom (i.e. pick 5 short games) but not the other way around, as not everybody has the same time to dedicate to gaming.
  • Pick two SG wins unless the person specified SG wins only, in which case pick only in the applicant's SG wins list.
  • Quality-wise: at least 3 of the 5 games should have a positive (or above) rating. You can use this site to quickly sort games in a user's library by ratings (thanks to JaffaCaffa for the suggestion).
  • Please, respect the applicant's choice regarding multiplayer-only and Early access games, as well as other requests (exclusion of certain genre etc.).
  • Please use the code below to post your comment, it's already formatted, you just have to copy/paste & complete the data.

Do I have to participate in this event?
No, this is an event to help you reduce your backlog. If you already have a plan and don't want anyone to pick games for you, you're free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the event?
Absolutely nothing.

What happens if I play all the games picked for me this month?
Still nothing. (You might get a shiny profile badge at some later date. And you can come back for another batch.)

What if I don’t have time to play 5 games?
Don’t worry, one is enough, we’re just asking the pickers to select 5 to give the player a little choice.

One of the game picked for me won’t run on my computer for X or Y reason, what do I do?
If this happens, please notify the picker by replying his comment and ask them to pick a replacement. If the original picker don’t give you an answer within 24h, don’t panic, just leave a comment and we’ll pick one for you. Meanwhile, you could try one of the other picked games if you haven't played them all yet.

I played all 5 games that were picked for me and I want more!
If you have completed all 5 games and reported your completion to the original comment, you can make a new request for another list.

When picking for other people, can I only pick “never played” games?
Not necessarily, you can also pick games that seem to have been abandoned but haven’t been categorized as “won’t play”. No beaten or completed games, or games being currently played obviously.

Why are there so many rules for picking the games? I can’t be bothered!
We’re trying to make this enjoyable for everyone so if you decide to pick games for others, please read and follow the rules. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for the pickers too, but if it’s bothering you too much, remember you don’t need to pick games for others to join the challenge.

I’m new here, can I join the challenge?
Yes of course (and welcome to BLAEO). Please just be sure to have your games sorted by progress before signing up for the challenge, to make it easier for your picker.

samwise84

Haven’t done one of these in a while. Please pick games under 15h and try to go with SG wins only: You can take a look here under 8h and between 8-15h

Tristar

reserved :3
(Just to clarify, those lists consist not only of SG wins, right?)

samwise84

Yes they have all the games with those HLTB times in it. Though wins should have the tags won on steam gifts.

Tristar

ah right, detail view shows that ^^
but seems like there are only very few SG wins in those lists. (For example would love to choose one of the Yakuza’s but unfortunately too long ^^)

So that kind of gets me into a predicament xD
What I would choose for as games that are of high quality and that I recommend the most would look like this:

LIMBO 3h
Luxor Evolved 3h
Mirror’s Edge 7h
Magicka 10h
Bayonetta 12h

But that is quite lacking of SG wins, so adjusting into that direction would be more like this:

Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt 4h
Luxor 2 HD 3h
Planetary Annihilation: TITANS 5h?
Mirror’s Edge 7h
Enclave 9h

So guess you can pick which of those to select ;-)
(Mirror’s Edge remains not a win but just too good not to pick xD)

samwise84

ROFL I might make it a mix of both ;)

adil

I probably won’t beat all 5 games in just a month but if anyone feels like picking some games for me, that’d be nice. I’ll try my best to beat at least one! xD

Also, I don’t think I have any left but just in case, no multiplayer games please. Rest is up to you, you can pick from both never played or unfinished but as I said, don’t expect too much!

samwise84

I picked games I have played before and enjoyed :

adil

Sometimes, I forgot the games I own! xD

Quick question about GoT Telltale game, can I go in blind? I don’t really remember much of GoT, I never finished the show as I kinda lost interest in it. I’ll probably remember some characters but I won’t remember much of their background so I hope it won’t matter much.
But I can see myself beating some games! At least DMC! Kinda in for some action game so it fits my current mood!

And thanks for picking some games for me.

samwise84

You can go in blind. No problem. The story is about a different minor noble family (as far ad I know not from the books or TV show) just basically set in the GoT universe and some of the main chars will also appear.
But no spoilers.

And I greatly enjoyed DMC whrn I played it. So have fun 😁

adil

Short update, DmC done, dlc was a bit boring but the main game was fun! Lara Croft Go done too, nice game but turned out to be really hard towards the end.

And right now I started Alpha Protocol. Honestly at first I felt like I would drop this one fast… xD But the story, and the fact that we have some choices to make kept me going so far!

samwise84

Lara Croft Go gets harder at the end, I totally agree. I had levels where I wanted to stop.
And Alpha Protocal is not the newest games. Some people I talked to about it were not too fond of the shooting/aiming shrug I liked the story aspect of it quite a bit when I played it.

adil

It’s the shooting/aiming for me too that almost made me drop it, it’s quite something to be honest. Having to aim for like 5s before being able to shoot precisely is really annoying! That, and the general gameplay, it’s pretty hard at first. Going in stealthy is almost impossible (at least that’s how I feel) and the mini games are a pain to play with a mouse and keyboard.

But the story proved to be promising and fun, so I kept going and before I knew it I was hooked. What’s really good is that you can’t really fail any dialogues apparently, it just opens up or closes opportunities. That’s a pretty cool concept and it almost make me want to replay it again once I beat it. I should be close to beating it too, I finished all three locations already, so hopefully I’m starting the ending phase!

samwise84

I have played it three times already XD
I am glad that you enjoyed it. I played it first shortly after it came out so I had not the huge problems people have with aiming since I just wasn’t so used to other kinds of aiming, if that makes sense shrug

And yeah you cannot really fail in the dialogues, just not getting all the choices.

adil

So I finished Alpha Protocol. It was a really fun ride. I liked the ending. Was definitively worth playing in the end but I’m not sure I’d be confident to recommend it to others xD because it feels like it’s a 50/50 game. But I must admit it was a nice surprise!

I finished Game of Thrones as well and it was interesting to play but a bit sad to finish. Reminded me of why I dropped the show xD there’s too much different stories going on, everyone dies every time and obviously there’s never a good ending. I still managed to get a few positives but not my favourite kind of story.
There’s also no more stats to compare what others picked! That was a bit of a letdown too.

Max Mnemonic

The last month I participated was a disaster. So let’s try again! I bought a bunch of stuff on the sale but surprisingly finished all but one, trying to keep the streak going.

Aiori

Reserved! What do you prefer, unfinished or never played? Plus, is your list ok? Because I saw games with 2 hours of playing but they are classified in Never Played.

Max Mnemonic

Anything goes! I only bothered cataloging games that I’ve beaten or completed, so some games in “never played” may have some playtime and some in “unfinished” were probably never touched, except for card farming.

Aiori

Ok, I recommend games that I I played, because of they are better than a blind pick

  • Alphadia Genesis - HLTB Time: 17 h. A nice turn based RPG, I played it on mobile and I have good memories of this game. Plus 1 of your SG games.
  • Divine Slice of Life - HLTB Time: 3 h. A Dharker Studios visual novel. They are for adult and they are entertaining. With this the SG requirement for picking is covered.
  • Agatha Chrsitie: The ABC murders - HLTB Time: 7 h. Nice point & click adventure based on the Agatha Christie book. If you like the gerne, go for it!
  • Dungeon Siege III - HLTB Time: 15 h. You can start for the 1st if you prefer, but they are independent stories, so I recommend you this Dungeon Siege III, it is a nice action RPG too, with 4 very different characters, skill development and other interesting stuff, plus it can be finished in a month.
  • The Darkness II - HLTB Time: 15 h (100%). Jackie Estacado wants to finish his story…so take your supernatural powers and go to end in this 1st person shooter.

You have a nice variety of games, and a lot of interesting too, but they are too long for a Challenge me (Divinity Original Sin, Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remastered, etc.), so I hope you will enjoy this selection. If you want some change tell me and I will check on it.

Have a nice gaming!

Moony1986

I’m in again :)

I made this Shortlist so you don’t get lost :D If possible please choose games from different genres.

Thanks in advance!

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Rederdex

The HLTB times might seem pretty high for some of the games (Looking at spelunky and Project Highrise), but imo these games are best played just in short bursts of 15-30 minutes, so I would consider them short myself.

Considering you’ve made the list, I guess you already know the games anyway, and don’t need another introduction to them. Sooooooo:
Enjoy your games, and make sure you finish Half-Life, the third one might actually be coming out pretty soon :)

P.S.

If you want anything replaced, either because they’re too long, or just don’t wanna start that specific game rn, let me know and I will replace them

Moony1986

Thanks a lot for your selection, really looking forward to these games :)

With HRM, Spelunky and Half-Life you selected three games I bought during Steam sales, so I’ll start with them as they fit the current Monthly theme ;)

I’m really curious about Project Highrise as I loved Sim Tower as a kid. :D

Moony1986

First one done

Oh this was fun! Really looking forward to play any of their other games in the future :)

Rederdex

After a really bad gaming month for me, last month, here I am asking for this again.
I will bend the rules a bit, so I at least have a chance to complete the challenge this month.
Hit me up with up 75 hours of games from these lists that I could complete 100% during this month:

Past monthly themes
Games from Bundles

Anything goes, as long as the games are not purely Multiplayer. I am already working on the steamgift games, so that I will take care of myself :)

Moony1986

Okay tried to take something from different genres. Hope I found something you will like :)

Let me know if I should switch something.

Have fun and good luck with your challenge :)

PS: Just saw there is a broken achievement for Moonlighter (+ a few from a DLC) and a date specific for Psychonauts. So if you want to 100% those games maybe I should switch them :/

Rederdex

Last Day of June I wanted to start not long ago, but then last month’s challenge me came out… So I post-poned it a bit, hoping that I’ll finish the other games in time to get one more quick game in there. It seems that it wants to be played anyway, so I’ll do it as my first game for sure :P

I have no idea what to say about the next 2, I just hope they’ll be good. I’ll be going 100% blind into them, that is sometimes a good sign :)

Moonlighter I don’t mind doing. I’ll just get the DLC if I can manage to get all of the other achievements by the end of the month, otherwise I’ll just finish it at a later date. I have some faith that the broken achievement will be repaired at some point.

Psychonauts I would like replaced though. I heard that the game is really good and I will play it. But I think I will rather wait either for Christmas, to be able to 100% it or to get the 2nd one as well (after it comes out) and play both of them at once.

Thanks a lot for the choices, they are looking pretty solid tbh :thumbsup:

P.S.

I actually got Last Day of June in June, just as a small fun fact :P

(I might or might not have just made a complete new post instead of replying… My bad? :D)

Moony1986

Okay then I cross my fingers that Psychonauts will come out till Christmas so you can get both done then :) I switched it with MagiCat. Haven’t played it myself but it looks quite cute :3

Last Day of June is a really lovely but sad game, hope you’ll like it :) it should be an easy one to complete with the help of a guide. OPUS shouldn’t be a problem either, maybe the 1000 stars achievement could get a little boring, but it’s definitely doable :D

Fahrenheit is a good game overall, I’m just not the biggest fan of Quick-Time Events ;) Fortunately you don’t have to play it through completely multiple times to get the different endings.

Rederdex

Amazing, thanks a lot for the choices <3

Rederdex

Last Day of June I wanted to start not long ago, but then last month’s challenge me came out… So I post-poned it a bit, hoping that I’ll finish the other games in time to get one more quick game in there. It seems that it wants to be played anyway, so I’ll do it as my first game for sure :P

I have no idea what to say about the next 2, I just hope they’ll be good. I’ll be going 100% blind into them, that is sometimes a good sign :)

Moonlighter I don’t mind doing. I’ll just get the DLC if I can manage to get all of the other achievements by the end of the month, otherwise I’ll just finish it at a later date. I have some faith that the broken achievement will be repaired at some point.

Psychonauts I would like replaced though. I heard that the game is really good and I will play it. But I think I will rather wait either for Christmas, to be able to 100% it or to get the 2nd one as well (after it comes out) and play both of them at once.

Thanks a lot for the choices, they are looking pretty solid tbh :thumbsup:

P.S.

I actually got Last Day of June in June, just as a small fun fact :P

Cece09

changing the date works for psychonauts but yeah if you end up enjoying the game you will be wanting the sequel! oh its taking so long to arrive!

Rederdex

Why did I post this as a complete new post and not as a reply, is going to be one of the questions that will forever haunt me XD

I know that that works for the most games, but I would rather just get the achievement in the way it was actually supposed to be aquired

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86maylin

Late again, yikes! Finished 2 last month. :3

Please choose shorter titles.
No multiplayer games.
Fine with early access.
No horror which overly uses jumpscares. I’m bad at horror so please pick light ones.
For easier picking, look at To Play and ABC plan lists. :3
As always, thanks for digging through my huge backlog. x3

Moony1986

Reserved :3

Moony1986

¹ This is a little high on HLTB, on astats it’s somewhere between 3-6h. Depends on how fast you read ;)

Have a lot of fun and let me know if anything should be switched

PS: The SG wins I selected are fitting this and next months PAGYWOSG theme :)

86maylin

Thanks for picking! That’s some nice games. :3/

stef

I’m late as always but I’m here to be challenged!

here’s a list but you don’t have to choose from it. EA is fine

Daerphen

I enjoyed all of them.