Daerphen
Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.05.2019 - 15.06.2019)
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I am starting this Challenge Me! one day earlier, as I will not have time to create the post on the 15th. You still have one day, in case you want to finish any open challenges.
As an addition to just picking 5 games for the contestant, try to pick at least one game, that has non-latin characters in game name (for example chinese, japanese, cyrilic, etc)

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.

Daerphen

Post here in case of issues

Cece09

Well I’m up for it again. You can choose from anything including in progress since I haven’t touched a bunch unless they have achievements of course
I literally just use that to put all the squeals to games I’ve played and still need to play but drop

Blue Ϟ Lightning
  • Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi - Time: 5-10hrs (honestly doesn’t have a time so just based on the first two) Seeing as how you just finished the second game I’m directing you to continue the series…Umineko is better than higurashi and this is probably my least favorite arc cause Sakoto is my least favorite of the characters and I’m not fond of child abuse so its harder to read than the other types of violence in the other arcs however its still part of higurashi and I can wholey recommend you continue with the series…also like reading your updates on it so idk.
  • Umineko When They Cry - Question Arcs - Time: took me 55hrs…could take double that based on others…I think this is probably my favorite VN of all…its a huuuuge commitment though (longest VN I’ve read) so I understand if you don’t want to start it just yet.
  • Tokyo Dark - Time: 5 hrs- I felt like I should include a SG win…and this is what stands out as the most intresting to me.
  • 仙劍奇俠傳六 (Chinese Paladin:Sword and Fairy 6) - Time: 40 hrs in your unfinished and for this theme.
  • Hatoful Boyfriend - Time: 7 hrs- as I’m mostly picking VN here is one last good one :3
Cece09

Oh god. Well I’ll get them done but don’t see myself being able to do them all this month especially when I want all of the higurashi out of the way before umineko but I shall get it done before 2 months. Kinda glad about chinese paladin being picked since I was leaving that and I started it 10 months ago. It’s just such a bore with it’s cutscenes after cutscenes

samwise

Well challenge me please. Please again pick games on the shorter side, from either of the following lists

under 8 h
8-15h
no HLBT

For the games that have non-latin characters I don’t have much to choose from:
仙劍奇俠傳六 (Chinese Paladin:Sword and Fairy 6)
天使帝國四《Empire of Angels IV》
軒轅劍外傳穹之扉(The Gate of Firmament)

Though they are all on the longer side.

Cece09

Haven’t personally played these games, at least not yet for some but I’ve heard good things especially with bastion and owlboy. They are also on the shorter side for medium/short length games but if you are going for 100% Bastion does have a 20 hour time length

天使帝國四《Empire of Angels IV》 Shortest one - HLTB Time: 22.5 hours
Bastion - HLTB Time: 6.5 - 9 hours
OwlBoy - HLTB Time: 8 - 10
Negligee - HLTB Time: 2 - 4 hours
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare - HLTB Time: 3.5 - 4.5 hours

samwise

Thanks. I’ll try my best. Actually all games that I wanted to play. So thank you for choosing them :) We’ll see when I will get to them. I’ll need to play my PA win and the rest of my PoP choices first. Well maybe I will play Negligee first since I have already downloaded that one.

Challenge me list for this month

samwise

Negligee is done.

Blue Ϟ Lightning

hey \o/
please challenge me.
I’d prefer shorter games as theres a higher chance of completing all 5 that way but its not required.
please treat gifts the same as wins.
and don’t pick anything I’ve already been challenged.
thank you :3

samwise

I’ll choose for you. Just give me a minute :)

Okay I just randomly chose some of your shorter games that you have not been challenged to play yet. 3 that you’ve never played before and 2 that are unfinished.
Couldn’t find any that would go with the theme or any SG win that would match.

If you want any repicks, just say so.

Blue Ϟ Lightning

thank you!

GiseIIe

It’s been sooo long since my last challenge, I’m going to try my hand at this again. Possibly no early access or games known for their difficulty, please.

Blue Ϟ Lightning

* Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi - Time: 5-10hrs I can’t imagin you haven’t read higurashi on some other medium before but just in case…

GiseIIe

Actually… I’m waiting for the last chapters to come out before starting reading Higurashi! Could you please switch it with something else, maybe one of my SG wins? ty!

Blue Ϟ Lightning

alright…how about Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP?

GiseIIe

yeah that’s okay!

GiseIIe

1- Finished Momodora III, they added a ‘casual’ difficulty for people like me, otherwise I would have never been able to end this since I still kept dying!!

GiseIIe

2- One Thousand lies finished. I didn’t like it!! There’s gonna be a review post in the next days

Wintermute

Willing to be challenged and ready to fight!

samwise

I’ll chose something for you.

If you want any repicks, just say so.

Wintermute

Thanks indeed, s! Much appreciated!

jullebarge

I’m on BLAEO since a long time but never participated in a challenge. Let’s try that as I’ve finished playing The Division 2 for now and I’m not sure what to start now !

JaffaCaffa

I don’t see any games of yours with non-latin characters, but HuniePop still fits the Monthly Challenge if you were interested. Lemme know if you’d like me to swap anything out. :) Have fun!

jullebarge

I’ve checked myself and I don’t have any game with non-latin character. Thanks for your list. I’ve already started to play HuniePop and didn’t liked it a lot, not sure I’ll finish it one day… Can you switch this one please ?
The 4 others are great games I need to start !

JaffaCaffa

No worries, how about Blue Estate?

jullebarge

OK thanks !

Trilled Meow

I’d like to have games picked but I don’t know if I’ll play them because I haven’t been gaming much the past couple of weeks. Maybe some picks will interest me. Please treat my unfinished games like never played, and don’t choose Bioshock and Borderlands because I’ve played those. Thanks!

GiseIIe
Trilled Meow

Thanks, I like these picks. I don’t know that I’ll get to the long one, but I’ve been wanting to play that Game of Thrones RPG and I love Midnight Mysteries.