Skatrzoo

🟢 20/22 Challenge 🟠

A few days ago I mentioned that I was fairly disappointed with my list of favourite games from last year, and this is mostly due to me going back to my old habits of playing a game for a while and then getting distracted by another one and not finishing most of the long games I try out. As a result, I’ve come up with maybe my most ambitious challenge yet, focusing mostly on unfinished games from previous years because, well, let’s just say I have a lot of good ones collecting dust in there (it’ll make more sense once you actually see the list).

While both the ABC (19/26) and Tag (5/13) challenges helped a bit with my backlog, I realized that not having any strict rules to them does make me kinda just play them whenever, and would likely still take years to finish off those lists despite having (mostly) things I really wanted to play in the first place - so for the first time, this challenge will also have a penalty for failing it :)

Rules:

  • First thing’s first, I have to finish 20/22 games on the list.
  • Majority of the games must have been started before 2022 (initially wanted to make it 20 unfinished + 2 fresh games but this seemed a bit too restricting, so I’m allowing up to 5 untouched ones) - they also have to be some of the best games I have (either that I’ve been enjoying in case of unfinished ones, or things I’m looking forward to for the new ones)
  • To add on the previous point, the new games must be at least 20 hours long (either on HLTB or VNDB - I normally try to do most side-stuff in games so I’ll likely use main + extra on HLTB - regardless, I won’t count any new games unless I get 20+ hours of playtime in them). Length doesn’t matter for previously started games, although most are much longer than 20 hours anyway.
  • I can replace games as I see fit, but I am of course still limited to my unfinished list for most of them. I don’t expect to replace much, but I have to keep this rule in place in case of technical issues and such (e.g I stopped playing Will of the Wisps because I had a softlock - was it fixed since I last played? No clue)
  • As the name of the challenge implies, I of course only have this year to finish it - if I don’t, I will be giving away one of my top 5 games of 2022 (or maybe other games of similar value, for those that might not be interested in the original pick).

That’s about it for the rules I think, I still haven’t made my mind whether I want to include non-steam backlog in this (seeing as I have several extremely long games on other platforms that I’d like to maybe play this year, such as AC: Odyssey on uplay, Spiritfarer on EGS or Muramasa on JAST). I will reserve the first post and add them there if I do decide to mix it up a bit, but I don’t think I’ll overcomplicate things.

Honestly, I wouldn’t particularly mind if I failed this but somehow ended up with a really good year of gaming just by trying to mostly keep up with this challenge - as long as I’ll have to actually think which games will make my top 8 this year instead of whatever happened in 2021, I’d be satisfied.

The List (Not finalized, but should be mostly correct.)

(06.01.2022 Edit: Added list with playtime for future reference.)

Skatrzoo

Reserved for maybe adding non-steam games?

Reserved for the 5 new games instead:

  1. ELDEN RING
  2. Library of Ruina
  3. The Princess, the Stray Cat, and Matters of the Heart
  4. Cyanotype Daydream -The Girl Who Dreamed the World-
  5. Riddle Joker
Cece09

Oh good luck with completing those unfinished games and any others you add

Skatrzoo

Thanks, I’ll probably need it :)

Cece09

what have you done! Everyone is doing the 20/22 challenge XD

Am I just being dumb and missing it, whats the penalty

Skatrzoo

Yeah, I really thought I’m in the minority with a bunch of unfinished games I wanna go back to, but I suppose not ^^

In my case the penalty is this part:

As the name of the challenge implies, I of course only have this year to finish it - if I don’t, I will be giving away one of my top 5 games of 2022 (or maybe other games of similar value, for those that might not be interested in the original pick).

But of course, everyone adapts this challenge to their own style so that’s a personal thing.

Cece09

Knew it was on your post and I was just being dumb and missing it

Skatrzoo

No worries :)

Cece09

It makes me wonder how many I got dropped. With a quick check I got 22 before I even enter my D games

Kaleith

The name of the challenge is some very clever foreshadowing, only people who know you will understand it means you’ll only beat 20/22=0.9090909 of a game from the list

EvilBlackSheep

Genius move of the octopus, clearly

skanda

Thanks for the new emoji, fren!

Skatrzoo

emote thief 😱

ninglor03

Good luck with the challenge :3

Skatrzoo

Thank you :3<

EvilBlackSheep

Since I’m right there with you in that Curse of the Scattered Gaming, I think it’s a brilliant idea for a plan. (Which mean I’ll probably steal it and adapt it for my own plan too. I definitely need to finish some of those games I loved but I’ve set aside because I was distracted).

Best of luck with this, it looks like a really great list so I hope you manage to stay focus and reach your goal :)

Skatrzoo

Well, I sure hope so - I did add that penalty for “motivation” :blobdogeyes:

Looking forward to seeing your list :3

EvilBlackSheep

I think I’ll have to go for a penalty too, probably the one I mentionned to you eyes No matter how much I wanna play the games i put in list, I somehow manage to fuck it up.

The list will be coming soon, I was just finishing my yearly report first but I already had a look at my unfinished section and there is easily more than 22 games I’d like to go back to and finish sweat

Skatrzoo

I think I’ll have to go for a penalty too, probably the one I mentionned to you

EvilBlackSheep

I’m finalizing that list and you’re not gonna be happy :omegasweat

EvilBlackSheep

breathing and sweating intensifies

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Arbiter Libera

61h+35h+59h+36h?

Result?

Skatrzoo

I know it might seem like a lot, but 3/4 of the ones you mentioned are likely to have at least double that playtime by the time I’m actually done with them :) (Not sure about Sekiro since it’s the one game I stopped due to being bad at a certain boss fight - I might also end up replacing that on the list at some point)