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Slowly chippin’ away at that backlog

Although the ratio of adding new games vs beating old games is still somewhat off 🤔

Black The Fall

6.1 hours, 14 of 14 achievements

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Puzzle-Platformer created by a Romanian indie company. The atmosphere of the game is great. The puzzles sometimes were tedious, but overall the game offers a fun puzzle experience. I did follow a spoiler-free guide for the missable achievements, which accounts for the vast majority of achievements in this game, but the game offers chapter selection so in hindsight it may not have been necessary.


Copoka

3.8 hours, 12 of 12 achievements

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An exploration/flight game. You play as a bird in a militant country led by a dictator. You get to fly around, collect items for your nest and eavesdrop on, sometimes very interesting, conversations of both the civilian population and military personnel. Great game if you're looking for something chill to play in-between. The game also has a fine sense of humour and packs an interesting story.


Event[0]

6.0 hours, 6 of 12 achievements

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What if you were in space, and your best buddy was an A.I.? In this exploration/narrative you get to hang out and chat with Kaizen; a spaceship computer and the only one who can help you get back to Earth. I thought the premise of having to interact with Kaizen to progress in the game was very interesting, though the logic of puzzles often went straight past me so I had to cheat a little here and there 👀 In hindsight a lot of those times Kaizen gave me blatant hints as to what to do next, but I took it as faulty programming. Don't expect deep conversations though, as the chat bot in this game is very much not-smart.


JackQuest: The Tale of The Sword

4.3 hours, 13 of 13 achievements

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If you're looking for a Metroidvania-lite 2D-hack-and-slash-platformer I would recommend this game, but not at full price. It's short, yet challenging enough to keep you busy for some hours. I hope the devs will add this to a bundle some day, or y'know have it in a sale so more people actually get to enjoy it 🤷‍♂️


Kero Blaster

10.3 hours, 1 of 10 achievements

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This game is AWESOOOMEEE!. It's a 2D run and gunner, and you play as a frog. It has cool guns and interesting boss fights. It's from the same developer as Cave Story, but as I haven't played that yet I can't say how this game is in comparison. I'm absolutely not going to try to 100% this though. I only beat normal mode, and I actually felt exhausted. So when I look at the other achievements, I'm like naw 😅

Oh, btw: the download size was only 5MB! I was quite impressed to see how much they managed to fit in for that amount.


Moon Hunters

6.4 hours, 12 of 47 achievements

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This roguelike action-RPG reminded me somewhat of Children of Morta, unfortunately though it's nowhere near as awesome. It's very easy and simplistic, but regardless it was a fun enough experience for me to beat the game thrice so far. It supports co-op, so that could probably add some replay value. The price is steep for its quality, but definitely a no-brainer at 90% off. I will be playing it some more in the future for some of its cheevos.


Planet of the Eyes

5.1 hours, 14 of 14 achievements

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In this puzzle-platformer you play as a robot stranded on a mysterious planet. The puzzles aren't very difficult, the game is quite short, but for that price point it's definitely a fun game to sink a couple of hours into. The game also includes chapter selection, which is great for hunting achievements.


Scanner Sombre

2.1 hours, no achievements

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I'd seen this game around a lot before, and I owned it for several years now. But I've always skipped it because the screenshots just didn't look very appealing to me. However, having beaten it I have to say that I was very wrong and this game is pretty damn good. In this walking simulator you wake up in a dark cave, and all you have is a helmet with a scanner attached to it. You navigate around by using the scanner, which basically helps you map your surroundings so you can navigate and figure out what happened to you.

The game is vey short, but also very cheap and it kept me captivated for several hours. Definitely recommended for €1 during Steam sales for anyone looking for a (short) story-driven exploration game.


Smile For Me

3.8 hours, 24 of 24 achievements

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This is one of those games that you just don't want to put down until you have completed it. The game breathes creativity, its visuals are amazing, the (plethora of) characters are very entertaining, the humor is great, the puzzles were fun; though at times very challenging for me.

Lots of missable achievements here, but you can manually save and as far as I could see there is no cap to how many slots you have. So I'd say, if you care about achievements make sure you save often so you don't have to replay the entire game 'cause I'm sure that'd become tiresome at some point. Finally, I really disliked the whole nodding/shaking your head using the mouse to answer questions, because too often NPCs got it wrong and I'd have to re-do dialogues.


SUPERHOT

9.4 hours, 17 of 26 achievements

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Another one of those games that I had heard a lot about, but purposefully skipped because it didn't actually look as fun as the reviews said it was. Figured I should try it anyway, because I love FPS games and this one has a whopping 93% on Steam so it has to be good right? For the first 20 minutes or so though the game felt very boring, repetitive and even annoying at times so I was about to drop it.

But eventually when the story kicks in and the challenges become greater its appeal also became apparent to me and I just have to say: SUPERHOT is the most innovative shooter I've played in years!


THOTH

5.2 hours, 5 of 14 achievements

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Minimalistic twin-stick shooter. It says I've played it for 5 hours, but 4 of those were idling for cards, so beating the game only took about 1 hour which I think is a bit short for its price. May try to get some of the other achievements, but I don't know I wasn't really feeling this game.


TSIOQUE

2.5 hours, 27 of 31 achievements

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I loved this P&C's art style, I thought the voice-acting was sublime, it has a wholesome story **and** you get to play as the princess! A worthy game even at full price, but maybe get it on a deal due to it being really short.


petbastard

Oh yeah, a fellow 10-hours-in-Kero-Blaster-and-having-only-1-achievement-player.
It’s a bit of a sadder story for me - I ragequitted and… ragedeleted it while trying out the next mode only to find out it doesn’t support cloud saves when I reinstalled it.

Whoosh

LMAO, when I finally beat the game and realized I only had 10% of the achievements I was kinda confused and scratching my head.

Yikes, such a bummer when games don’t support cloud saves. Though maybe you could check the forums for a save file? You’re probably not the first lol. And now that you mention it, looks like I deleted the game as well. Oh well, I wasn’t gonna try anyway so 😋