March’s Stats

aka. Weird times are upon us

How is it going guys? I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well. Like a lot of people right now, I’m confined at home so at least there is time for the backlog. It was my last month of Xbox pass and I managed to play Final Fantasy XV and then try a few more games. At least now I know that Ori 2 and Indivisible are not really for me. I also started Metro Exodus and liked what I played of it, but didn’t have time to finish it, especially because I went back to Dead Cells and I’m addicted to it again (I blame Skatrzoo for this). Anyway, I just hope you’re all staying home for those who can, and staying safe for those who still have to work in those weird times. Let me know how you’ve been dealing with the situation, depending on what measures your country has been taking. And game on!

Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
10 3 0 5 55+53

Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (2/27)

Finished this month: 0

89% never played
4% unfinished
4% beaten
4% completed

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    105 hours playtime

    61 of 74 achievements


    372 hours playtime

    71 of 100 achievements

  • Final Fantasy XV

    36 hours playtime

    43 of 59 achievements

  • Slay the Spire

    207 hours playtime

    25 of 46 achievements

  • Iris and the Giant

    5 hours playtime

    5 of 16 achievements

  • Hidden Through Time

    4 hours playtime

    16 of 19 achievements

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

    2 hours playtime

    1 of 37 achievements

  • Indivisible

    1 hour playtime

    4 of 29 achievements

  • Metro Exodus

    6 hours playtime

    5 of 52 achievements

  • Dead Cells

    15 hours playtime

    28 of 62 achievements

Monster Hunter World - Iceborne

372 hours playtime, 71 of 100 achievements

Finished the main story of the Iceborne DLC in coop with girlfriend. The DLC is definitely worth the money, as it adds a lot of content and new monsters. As for the base game, the story itself has little interest, and hunting with friends is where it's at. Will probably put some more hours into it in the upcoming month. Recommended for all those who liked the base game.

Hidden Through Time

4 hours playtime, 16 of 19 achievements

Pretty much a clone of Hidden Folks, with added color and a level editor, by a totally different studio. It's not a bad game and if you liked Hidden Folks and want more, have a look at it, but the original is better.

Final Fantasy XV

36 hours playtime, 43 of 59 achievements

That was my "big" project for March, to finish this before my Xbox pass expired. It was an okay game, and it might be only me who's burned out of the Final Fantasy franchise, but I wasn't too excited by the story itself. It was nice driving around the open world, discovering places and fishing, but I wouldn't really recommend the game at full price. At least the combat was more dynamic than in old school FF games (but I prefer the gambit system from FF12).

  • Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 43 achievements

  • Hidden Through Time

    4 hours playtime

    16 of 19 achievements

  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 33 achievements

  • Deiland

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Between Two Castles - Digital Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Part of the Xbox Pass

What do you think of Iris and the Giant?


I actually quite like it. It has a very specific art style, that might discourage some people (i personally love it but I’ve read some people saying it’s garbage). However, gameplay wise I really liked it. It’s a bit in the spirit of Slay the spire but with a grid where the ennemies are positioned, which adds a bit of strategizing on who to attack and how. I also loved that it has a different theme than most roguelikes on the market at the moment and tries to tell a story about anxiety and inner struggle with it.


Thanks for the answer! I’m thinking if I should add it to my wishlist to be bought in the future, but I’m not sure. So this helps a lot. :)


There was a demo I think, but i’m unsure if it’s still available :/


Hello, Sheep. Glad to hear that you’re doing well. We’re all fine here. I am lucky that I can do my work from home, so things haven’t really changed much for me on that front…just less commute time and more Zoom meetings.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t been going well for my gaming, as I usually do most of that when the wife is doing other things– but now she’s not doing those things. There were a couple of chunks of time earlier in the month, though, before all hell broke loose. And last month’s theme was good for short games and short stints of gaming, which is mostly what I have. I thought I was going to have a week at home to myself with the family away for Spring Break, but obviously that got canceled. But I really can’t complain. I can still work…nobody in my family is sick. We’re all fine.

Amidst all that, I had the very worst experience in recent memory as far as game-breaking bugs with a game. I strongly recommend against buying/playing The Last Day of June, as it was completely broken for me in a kind of important way– saving the game. If you exit the game, your save gets corrupted. Nice, huh? I wasted a lot of time trying to use work-arounds to restore my save, and finally found one that worked! But then the next time I exited, the same work-around didn’t work. So I had to carve up an evening to play it in one go, then I made a mistake that would have locked me out of a couple of achievements…so I started over again. It was a late night.

Anyway, like I said, I really can’t complain about anything, in the scheme of thing. Just annoyances. Have a great month of gaming!


Ouch. :(


First, glad to hear you and yours are all safe and well (even if it affects your gaming time, health is the priority right now).

Sorry to read about that bug you encountered in The Last Day of June. I played it last june (i know, unoriginal) and i was lucky enough to have no problem, but that sounds horribly frustrating.

I hope you can get a bit of gaming time in this month despite the situation, and most important that you all stay safe during those times. Take care Trent :)


Hope you (and everyone else on here) stay healthy & safe as well!

Enjoy the extra time playing through your backlog. I feel ya on Dead Cells, went into it without much expectations but gave it a chance during my free origin access and wow was it addictive. The controls felt so smooth and satisfying using abilities, super fun. And despite seeing quite a few mixed reviews of Do Not Feed the Monkeys on here I personally really enjoyed it, hope you fall in the latter as well. :)


Thank you :3

Dead Cells is one of those games that pretty much reach perfection for me in their category. The controls are really precise, making the game so so satisfying to play. Just collected my first Stem Cell yesterday, will keep playing base game for a while and will probably get the Bad Seed DLC soon.


oooh I didn’t even know the game had DLC!! I see it’s newly released, will have to check it out one day. :D Thanks!


There is a free one and a paying one (which is not too expensive anyway and worth supporting the devs if you like the game)


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Are you really?