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Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(17.12.2020 - 17.01.2021)
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Last challenge for the year. As if the year hasn't been a challenge in itself ;-)
As an additional picking suggestion, please pick something from your fellow assisin which has been released in winter (doesn't matter which winter)

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.

ninglor03

Let’s do it! Last chance this year, gimme something nice and warm and fuzzy <3
No real restrictions but maybe pick something from my Presents list? Much appreciated <3

Tristar

Reserved :3

ninglor03

anxious but super soft poke inc

Tristar

sorry got held up, here are your picks ^^

Shan Gui (山桂) 1h
Eliza 5h
Project Highrise 10h
Beyond: Two Souls 11h
Cyberpunk - good version 22h

I’ve played Project Highrise (essentially 100%’ed aside DLC/scenarios) a high quality title.
Very many of your unplayed games are VNs so I included 2 of those.
And I hope you’ll like Cyberpunk (^_<)〜☆

ninglor03

Yay, thank you very much! Oh, I’m super excited now! bounces around

ninglor03

Eliza is done. And wow, that was quite a ride o.O

Moony1986

As I finished my last challenge game just in time yesterday evening, I’m up to something new :D

As always you can select games from this list :)

Thanks a lot in advance and have a great Christmas time and hopefully a wonderful next year <3

kubikill
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two (Winter game) - HLTB Time: 9½ hours - You played through season one so I assume you’ll like season two too :)
  • Half-Life 2 - HLTB Time: 13 hours - This one’s a certified classic, I don’t think I have to explain that one :)
  • Hotline Miami - HLTB Time: 5 Hours - A fun and brutal, but a bit difficult top-down shooter.
  • Littlewood (SG win) - HLTB Time: 26½ hours - Haven’t played this but this looks like a cute little farming sim.
  • Iconoclasts (SG win) - HLTB Time: 11 hours - I didn’t play this one either but it seems to be a story-heavy action/puzzle platformer.

Let me know if you need anything changed :)

Moony1986

Thanks for the picks :)

Walking Dead 1 and Half-Life 1 were former Challenge Me picks this year so I’m looking forward to continue them.

Littlewood was on my short list for next month PAGYWOSG anyway so it’s a really nice pick. Won it from our wonderful samwise :D

I wish you a wonderful Christmas time and all the best for next year :)

kubikill

Thank you, same to you as well :)

Moony1986

Okay, I started with the biggest game this time, which is Littlewood. It’s a really lovely game. Of course you can see the similarities to Stardew Valley, which is also a bit more varied and less repetitive overall, but it is way more relaxing as time only passes when you do something and it is completely peaceful, as there is no combat system available.

Have a great start into 2021 :)

kubikill

Thanks, same to you! I have that game on my wishlist and it’s good to hear that it’s lovely, makes me want to play it more :)

Blue Ϟ Lightning

I’m having a hard time finishing POP but hey…hit me. Treat unfinished the same as unplayed and please pick nothing that’s been chosen before

Moony1986

Okay I hope I found something nice for you :)

  • Bulb Boy - HLTB Time: 2 Hours - A nice short game for the start ;)
  • Ittle Dew 2+ - HLTB Time: 5 Hours - Haven’t played this or the first one myself, but you played the first one so I hope you enjoyed it. And what could go wrong with a game released on my birthday :D
  • Subnautica - HLTB Time: 28 Hours - This is a little bit longer but it’s a beautiful one :) (Winter game)
  • Splasher - HLTB Time: 5 Hours - A very enjoyable platformer (Winter game)
  • Overcooked! 2 - HLTB Time: 6 Hours - You already played the first part, so you should be fimilar with it :)

Let me know if anything should be replaced

Blue Ϟ Lightning

Thank you for the picks!

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Aiori

I’m still having pending Challenge me games, but I join to add some titles to the Challenge me list. Please, choose a variety of genres, no multiplayer, and non-selected titles in past editions.

ninglor03

reserved

ninglor03

At some point I will run out of games I really, really liked!
I hope you’ll enjoy them :3
If you want a repick, just let me know \o/
Happy holidays, merry gaming <3

Aiori

Thank you Queen! Very good selection! I will enjoy them a lot. PS: Let’s see your quest xd

ninglor03

Yay!
I hope it’s a good one, haven’t played it yet hides

Cece09

I want to get back into actually playing peoples picking so new year is the time to do it
https://www.backlog-assassins.net/lists/9lgnq5d

ninglor03

Reserved

ninglor03

Maybe I should have picked a longer game. Shall I? thinking

Cece09

my secret pets is done. Wasn’t expecting to finish it in 1 day but it was so much shorter then the 1-1.5 hours I am used to
Was actually disappointing from the last time I played it years ago, just ended up picking up on the bad of it but still nice nevertheless

ninglor03

Disappointing but not too bad? That’s good :)

Cece09

yeah still good but having played other stories from the creator now and just having expanded my mystery stories its disappointing in both categories. It had no business being a mystery and it feels strangely rushed compared to others from the same maker

Cece09

Chronicles of Magic is now done, that was a pretty good hog you picked. Always hard to tell with hogs whether I start disliking them because I played more then like 1 or 2, or whether they do actually suck compared to their originals

ninglor03

Yeah, true D:
But glad you liked it :)

stef

Challenge me!

Here’s a list of games I want to play, but any game is good!

Aiori

Reserved

Aiori

Your list has various nice titles, and it was a little complicated to choose, so I decided to pick some that I played in the past (on different platforms), which I can recommend. I put a variety of genres too, If you want some change, don’t hesitate to tell me, and we’ll check for a replacement.

stef

Thanks :)