Daerphen
Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.09.2019 - 15.10.2019)
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Summer is almost over. But not our backlog, haha. Let's get ready for another challenge
In the spirit of the monthly theme. Please pick at least one game featuring a season pass
If you have issues, please post on the first comment or contact another admin/mod.

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

86maylin

First. :D One done last month, which I did today. lol

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

escollo
86maylin

Thanks for picking! :3

86maylin

Just finished my first playthrough of Oxenfree! Gonna go back for NG+ and other achievements at a later date. :3 Review on my profile~

escollo

BTW, there is an ending where you can brake the main time loop. But I don’t remember how to achieve it

86maylin

Yeah, I kinda got spoiled about that ending when I was looking up information about NG+. :P Tbf tho it’s kinda an underwhelming “true ending”. :<

escollo

Let’s try it again. Give me smth that would fit current theme (I don’t know how you’ll do it but I hope for the best)
No MP-only. And don’t use PoP list

samwise84

I’ll try my luck and pick for you.

I’ll tried to pick games I own and enjoyed too or that I simply own and plan to play someday. Also tried to pick a variety of games. If you need a repick just leave a comment.

escollo

Heh, I’m currently playing LiS BtS. And I have all the DLC for Borderlands too.
Thanks for the picking!

samwise84

Yeah I saw that. Hope it’s as good as the first one. And great that you own the DLC’s then it really fits the theme :)

escollo

I’ve completed Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Honestly, 1st game has many problems, yet it’s still exciting game. This one is weaker in everything. It’s just ok

escollo

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is beaten. Sometimes it’s better than 2nd game, sometimes it’s worse than 1st one. But in general it’s somewhere in the middle. Just like true midquel %)

samwise84

Well challenge me please. Please again pick games on the shorter side (max. under 20h), from either of the following lists

under 8 h
8-15h
15-25h
no HLBT

I’ve beaten or completed 4 out of 5 games last month. So that’s not too bad.

stef

I tried to pick shorter games for you but if you want any repicks just let me know! The first two are SG wins and the last three are games I both played and loved. Also congrats on beating 4 out of the 5 last time, that’s commitment!

samwise84

Thanks for the picks. Can you repick something else for the second one. I already plan to play Hiveswap (would have done so already if I had not been to tired from work today and took a 3 hour nap XD), so it won’t be a real challenge

stef

sure! Is Spec Ops: The Line okay? Or would you like it to be another win?

samwise84

No that is totally fine :)
Thank you.

stef

Challenge me!

Would appreciate if you use at least one game from this list but definetely not required. I’m okay with early access, multiplayer, long or short!

samwise84

I’ll pick for you.

  • Borderlands GOTY Enhanced - HLTB Time: 25h+ : fits the theme, since it has Season Pass and is from your list ;)
  • Yakuza 0 - HLTB Time: 31h+ : great game, have played about half and have already 40+h
  • Mass Effect - HLTB Time: 17h+ : you need to play ME if you like story driven games with choices. Played all of them myself and loved them. The second one is my favourite but start a the first one since you can take your char through the trilogy. IT#s also from the PoP list
  • Majesty 2 - HLTB Time: 10-40h : played it and loved it
  • A Short Hike - HLTB Time: 1-3 1/2h : It’s on your list and on a list want to play and it is short

Tried to pick games I have played and enjoyed or that fit the theme (have played games 2-4 and the first one is on my wishlist. So I hope you’ll find something you like. I can do repicks if you like. Just let me know.

stef

Great picks, thanks!

stef

I beat A Short Hike. Not sure if I’ll have time to get to the other ones but I really enjoyed this game, so thanks! :)

Errise

Hello!

Lately, I’ve been trying to finish more games from my in-progress list, especially ones I haven’t played in more than a year, because there are a lot of good games that I just didn’t get back to after one or two sessions. Therefore, please pick from this list. (Sorted by last achievement, reversed, but all 4 pages are okay. You can click ‘Title’ to sort alphabetically, ‘Median’ to sort by game length, etc.) Feel free to ignore length/SG/quality guidelines.

Thanks!

Neku

I’ll pick for you!

  • Dust: An Elysian Tail - HLTB Time: 13-18h – This looks so cute and adorable!
  • Tales from the Borderlands - HLTB Time: 11h – Telltale must be great for completionists as you only need to play this game until the end for 100%. I enjoyed it pretty much and now with the release of Borderlands 3 it’s story may be not that uninteresting
  • Party Hard - HLTB Time: 10-11,5h – I always wondered what the game is like. It looks interesting, but I suck at stealth so I’d really like to hear your opinion!
  • Papers, Please - HLTB Time: 7,5-16h – I absolutely love this game and it’s fun to 100% thanks to it’s multiple path and endings.
  • ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West - HLTB Time: 10,5-18,5h – It was fun to play, but somehow I never started it again just like you I guess? Maybe it’s time for one of us to finally beat this game :^)

Let me know if you want me to swap something!

Errise

Thanks! Got them all installed. :)

Dust and Enslaved definitely fall into the one-session-and-never-got-back-into, even though they were both enjoyable, if I recall correctly.
I clearly only played Party Hard once too, looking at my achievement stats. I think it seemed like it was going to be… hard for me, but I’ll give it another shot!
Tales from the Borderlands - It’s not so much that the story was uninteresting (It was interesting, I love Borderlands) as that I don’t really like Telltale games that much, and have trouble playing more than a couple chapters at once. This has definitely been on my to-finish list though.
Papers, Please is indeed a great game and it is going to Get Done!

Neku

Challenge me, please! Just don’t pick shooter games (if I still own some) or multiplayer, everything else should be fine. You can also treat unfinshed as never played. Thank you \o/

Cece09
  • Ara Fell - HLTB Time: 11-20 - Depending how you play it can be really short or I guess between the time that says. I didnt have the achievements at the time but this was a great surprise for me

  • The Little Acre - HLTB Time: 1-2 - HLTB says 2 hours only but this is a cute game that can easily be speedrun under an hour to the point where thats literally an achievement so they should put a 1 somewhere

  • Contrast - HLTB Time: 3.5-4 - I’ve not personally played this but what I watched showed it to have an interesting concept

  • Deponia complete - HLTB Time: 27-36 - The other games are on the shorter side so I went with a game I actually recognised and enjoyed. Idk if you want to wait and get doomsday however if you dont mind that it can help you find out if the 4th part is worth getting

  • Seduce me Otome - HLTB Time: 3-7.5

I dont really recognise alot of your games to know if they have any dlcs so if you can find any you want for the monthly theme then go ahead with one of those. Also if you want me to change any just tell me and Ill try my best to pick a better one. Anyway enjoy and good luck

Neku

Great list! Iirc I stopped playing Telltale’s Batman b/c of it’s bad performance but I’ll give it another try. I probably won’t finish everything this month but those will definately be the next games I’ll play so thank you :)

Cece09

ah okay did wonder why you would stop a game like that. if you need/want it to be changed just say and Ill find something else

Neku

I just tried again and yes, please change it :/ It’s so much stuttering, QTE would be impossible.

Cece09

okay well dont really know anything else you got enough so I went with seduce me otome since its a genre not picked out

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