Formidolosus

June Roundup

How you Ju`ne?

Games I beat this month:

Beaten in June 11 games

100% completed
  • Woof Blaster

    3 hours playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

  • Replica

    6 hours playtime

    8 of 8 achievements

  • Saints Row: The Third

    93 hours playtime

    83 of 83 achievements

  • Among the Innocent: A Stricken Tale

    6 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • She Remembered Caterpillars

    21 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • Figment

    12 hours playtime

    23 of 23 achievements

  • Cheap Golf

    3 hours playtime

    4 of 4 achievements

  • Flat Kingdom Paper's Cut Edition

    27 hours playtime

    48 of 48 achievements

  • The Franz Kafka Videogame

    9 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Playing History 2 - Slave Trade

    38 minutes playtime

    8 of 8 achievements

  • Snail Trek - Chapter 3: Lettuce Be

    37 minutes playtime

    8 of 8 achievements

Ahhh once again I'm late with the monthly update, but I've been feeling rather under the weather the last few weeks, so posting the monthly update didn't really take priority. Half a year done already, I can't believe it! This year is just racing past. My baby is already 6 months old, and a very busy little person.

June is the month of my birth, so it means usually getting a few games in the steam sale and sometimes some PC upgrades. This year I decided to buy a new controller, being as between my kids and my own button mashing, my faithful companion of the last few years has slowed down a lot, making twitch games an excercise in frustration. So a new controller was bought, as well as a 512 gb SSD to finally have enough space to install a few big games on. Then during the steam sale, I was stuck between buying Hitman 2, Shadow of War, Kingdom come, and Wolfenstein II, I concluded that kingdom come was the most likely to be in a humble bundle soon, followed by shadow of war, and so I went for hitman and wolfenstein. What do you know the very next month, what should appear in the monthly? So glad I made the right call. I also got the usual array of little cheap games and DLC for games I want to beat. True to my word, I also deleted a whole bunch of games I know I'll never be playing.

In terms of gaming, I did a fair amount of co-op gaming, which is rare for me. To start with, I joined burnedstriker in playing through Saint's row : the third and finally put that to bed, 6 and a half years after starting. I also teamed up with my sniper elite buddy to knock out the multiplayer requirements for Sniper Elite IV, as well as finishing the 'authentic plus' mode achievements. So there's no difficult achievements standing in my way to finish that anymore. And then finally, I got the handsome jack collection on special, to add all the borderlands DLC I didn't have, and my brother and his GF also got them, so I've been playing with them a lot in the evenings. I don't know if they'll have the staying power to finish all of the achievements, but I think I've gone far enough to be able to finish myself at a later stage if they get bored. So all in all, it's been fun to play with some other people again, when you play solo for so long you can forget that sometimes teaming up creates great new experiences.

Apart from those, I played a lot of smaller games, and with 11 games done this month, my yearly goals are back on track with a bit of wiggle room if I need to take a slow month again.

Have a good month everyone!

Other stats

Achievements Gained 222
Most difficult (according to TSA) 'Trial of the Champion' in Next Up Hero
Games added 21
Number of different games played 20
Achievement streak 1162 days
Average Game completion 75%
Total number of completed games 409
Games completed in 2019 47




Trent

Among the Innocent: A Stricken Tale is in my backlog. Is it a legit six hour game, or is it one of those, “depends how much you like to explore and smell the roses” games? I tend to explore and smell the roses. Or maybe you idled it for cards initially, then went and played it a while later, doubling the playtime.
I really enjoyed Figment. I played it with my kids (me at the controls) and they enjoyed it too. I missed a few collectible memories, though, and didn’t get one of the combat achievements.
I haven’t played the Slave Trade game, but I played Playing History - The Plague (actually an SG win) and I didn’t think it was that bad. But the kids were 4 at the time, so I’d rather teach them about sickness than slavery, y’know?

Formidolosus

Yeah exactly, among the innocent had about 3 hours of idle time there. It’s probably a 3 hour game if you don’t use a walkthrough. If you knew exactly what you were doing it could probably be done in 90 minutes.
Figment is exactly the kind of game that I think is great as an ambassador for indie games. It’s quirky and original, and it would probably never be made by a big studio, but it’s well put together and definitely still a quality product.
This was the first playing history one I tried, but I don’t know, the tone just felt off. I know it’s a kid’s game essentially, but the reality is that most slaves didn’t escape their captors with by blowing up the compound and most slaves did not have such positive experiences.

VitoStippkow

Great set of games you finished! I agree SR3 is a great game, I think it’s the best of the Saint Row games. I haven’t completed it yet myself, but it’s definitely on my list of games to revisit. Glad you enjoyed it as well!

Formidolosus

Thanks! Yeah I think SR3 was about the right balance of story and silliness. IV was still fun, but a little too overboard on the jokiness. Wonder if they have plans for a fifth game.

VitoStippkow

Very well put, I see it the same way. I don’t know about a SR5, after SR4 they made SR: Gat out of Hell (which is okay, but not nearly as fun as 3 or 4) and that Agents of Mayhem game, which is completely different and supposedly really really bad…

Formidolosus

Yeah I had the ‘pleasure’ of beating agents of mayhem to 100% last year. After a certain point the only reason I kept playing it was to beat it. It was one of the only games I’ve actually found myself falling asleep whilst playing. I’d wake up and somehow I’d gotten through some section without remembering doing it. Only a good SR V game would redeem the universe after that.