April Roundup

  • Replay - VHS is not dead
    Replay - VHS is not dead

    10 hours playtime

    5 of 14 achievements

  • Bayonetta

    4 hours playtime

    4 of 50 achievements

  • A New Beginning - Final Cut
    A New Beginning - Final Cut

    18 hours playtime

    28 of 28 achievements

  • Ys II
    Ys II

    21 hours playtime

    18 of 21 achievements

  • Ys I
    Ys I

    17 hours playtime

    13 of 17 achievements

  • Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
    Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure

    43 hours playtime

    38 of 53 achievements

  • Cubot

    13 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

Well, I made my goal of finishing Gurumin - great game! -, playing some Ys and managed to complete Cubot finally. In addition I was able to complete A New Beginning (an SG win). But April's warmer weather helped keep me away from the computer, so I did not manage to finish the other two games that I started, and overall it was a down month for slaying the backlog.

I loved playing the Ys Chronicles. I had the Ancient Land of Ys for Apple IIGS a looong time ago but never got very far into it, so to finally complete this was awesome. Not so awesome was A New Beginning. It is okay, but by the end of the game I found myself hating every single character. It also has a good share of bugs. Strangely the interaction choices or subtitles would alternate from English to Russian, sometimes Italian or German. There were occasions where multiple languages were on screen at the same time.

The highlight of May should be beating Bayonetta (shoutout to BraveDave for that opportunity!).

Let's get to the numbers:

Number BeatenNumber AddedSG Wins EliminatedSG Wins Added

Do you ever get nervous that some of those old keys you are holding on to will be invalidated? On April 1st I decided to add a total 41 games, some old and some new, from my list of keys. I've drastically slowed my intake of bundles, but I still have plenty of keys left to decide what to do with. Oh well.


Seems like someone had a slashing month ^^ Don’t feel motivated to complete some of the games? At least for Ys II it isnt that bad. I mean interpreting your playtime correctly you already have shown a lot of dedication beating the games since your times for Ys and Gurumin seem rather long.


I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who has a backlog increase in April! I feel you for those keys. I have a bunch of keys I haven’t activated and I always have the feeling I should or they might get not valid the day I feel like it, but eh, it would kinda inflate the backlog so you know, I keep procrastinating on it.