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January: Community Picks

This month the BLAEO community decides which games deserve some extra attention!

The theme includes games that we most enjoyed playing in 2018. It doesn’t matter what the game’s release year is; what matters is that the members of the BLAEO community played it in 2018 and liked it so much that they want to see other assassins enjoy it too.

The list of games is available here. If you haven’t posted your own list yet, you can still do so at any point this month.

If you want to make choosing the games easier, check out Enhanced BLAEO - it will tell you which eligible games you already own.


To participate, reply to this post and tell us which game(s) that fit the monthly theme(s) you’re going to play.
Please use the following (or similar) format to make it easier for me to keep track of everyone’s progress, but feel free to add any extra thoughts about the game(s) to your post!

Name | Achievements obtained | Playtime | Status
:-: | :-: | :-: | :-:
name of game 1 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 2 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 3 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
TOTAL: | achievements obtained | playtime this month | Number of games finished

Have fun!


Challenge me

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FAQ

Do I have to participate in this month’s theme?
No, as with every theme, these are merely suggestions for anyone who is unsure about what to play next. If you already have a battle plan for your backlog and/or don’t like this month’s theme, you’re free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the monthly theme?
Nothing.

What happens if I play all of my unfinished games this month?
Your backlog will be a much smaller place.

I don’t have any unfinished games - I’ve beaten everything I’ve started.
Really? well that makes one of us… I salute you.

I already finished my entry can I play another?
Go ahead - the goal is to reduce your unfinished games list. The more you can play the better.

EvilBlackSheep

So many good things on that list, I’ll gladly participate (plus my backlog needs a serious diet after this holiday season) Great idea!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Cat Quest 6/12 12h beaten
AER Memories of Old 20/20 5h completed
Slime Rancher 53/57 34h beaten
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 26/63 7h playing
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished
Cece09

I own 3 of those games! I’ll try to get at least 1 in

skanda

I should definitely play Tacoma and Finding Paradise aaand finish Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Other games to keep in mind: Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist , Owlboy.
I’ll update the post once I’ve made some progress.

EDIT: Only managed to finish Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist (4/6 achievements, 0.9h) + played My Time At Portia for 44 hours (29/91 achievements).

EvilBlackSheep

Tacoma was pretty short and really enjoyable, you should start with this one :eyes:

Killerqueen
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Bastion 7/24 7.2h Finished
ninglor03

Soooooo I have to check the list and see what I have?
Yep, I shall do that. And I shall play some!
Happy new gaming Year!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Aviary Attorney - 6h finished
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc 38 50h finished
Deus Ex: HR - DC achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Dishonored 2 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
The Long Dark achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Quantum Break achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Civiliation VI achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
SW: Knights of the Old Republic achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Subsurface Circular achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Night in the Woods achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: 38 56h 2

Wow. There is not enough month. And my PoP month didn’t even start yet! panic

the Traveler

Was really a hard decision to select from this list! But thanks to a new idea I’ve had, I went with this one.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Orwell: Keeping An Eye On You 27/27 10.5 hrs completed
tsupertsundere

What a good theme! Hopefully I’ll finish my SG wins in time to participate…

I’m gonna to leave a short list of my potential picks here and come back and pick from them when its time!

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy
Far From Noise
Forgotten Anne
Gorogoa
My Memory of Us
Seasons After Fall
Tales of Berseria
Unavowed

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Gorogoa 11 of 11 ~2 hrs Completed
Far From Noise achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Tales of Berseria achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: 11 ~2 hrs 1
Kyrrelin

My first time participating, so hopefully I won’t embarrass myself. :3
I also like this theme very much! Already checked that some games in the list wait for me to complete them or for the fresh start. I will try to select some and then I will update this post with my progress. ;)

Good luck everyone with your choices! :)

Edit 04/01/2019

So many good games to choose from! :D
I hope I did it right. :3

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Hollow Knight 45/63 (+36) 77 hours (+50) Almost done
Dishonored 2 32/50 (+20) 73 hours (+21) Beaten
Glass Masquerade 0/31 - not started
TOTAL: 56 71 1 and half
Kyrrelin

So I have managed to complete Dishonored! :D
In Hollow Knight I stand right before the end but I would like to end it with 112% completion, so that will take me some time. \O.O/
Due to other challenge on SG I have not found any time for Glass Masquerade, shame on me.

Bigger assassin report coming soon. :3

JaffaCaffa
Game Achievements Playtime Status
How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness 16/16 (+16) 0.7 hrs Completed
Cuphead 10/28 (+0) 2.1 hrs Currently Playing
Hidden Folks 7/7 (+1) 1.9 hrs Completed
The Lion’s Song: Episode 1 - Silence 13/86 (+13) 0.9 hrs Beaten (Episode 1)
Glass Masquerade 31/31 (+1) 0.2 hrs Completed
Yakuza 0 3/55 (+3) 5.6 hrs Currently Playing
Four Last Things 17/17 (+17) 1.2 hrs Completed
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing - 1.2 hrs Currently Playing
Adventures of Shuggy 4/13 (+4) 3.3 hrs Beaten (Local Co-Op)
Dead by Daylight 52/119 (+3) 14.7 hrs Multiplayer
Total: +58 31.8 hrs 6 finished

Finished both Hidden Folks and Glass Masquerade DLCs that I was missing, both more of the same from the base games which I enjoyed!

How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness was a pleasant surprise, got me laughing and dancing quite a few times. :)

I am loving Sonic All-Stars, didn’t realise until playing that this was one series and Transformed uses the same maps. Been fun comparing the two, playing ‘em both within the same couple days. If you love Mario Kart or Transformed you’ll probably love this one too.

Sadly not a fan of Adventures of Shuggy, found the core mechanics of knowing how to solve 90% of the puzzles right away but it boiling down to precise timing/dodging a bunch of enemies more frustrating and tedious than fun - even with us solving a lot of the levels first try. Though co-op was definitely more enjoyable, adding an element of teamwork and relying on each other with our own roles. I prob wouldn’t have/won’t finish it solo but I’m glad I played it with my brother while he was home for the holidays.

Quisty
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
ICY: Frostbite Edition 18/18 20 hours Completed
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 1/14 1 hour unfinished
Bastion 15/24 16 hours beaten
How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness 16/16 0.5 hours Completed
Just, Bearly 9/9 0.5 hours Completed
My Time At Portia 56/91 139 hours beaten
Total: 115 177 hours 5 finished
skanda

Wow, and I thought my playtime in Portia is “bad”. :) Did you adopt any pets? Married anyone?

Quisty

Lol, I’m kinda addicted to it actually. I adopted both Pinky and Scraps in my first playthrough and so far haven’t married anyone. I’m replaying it for achievements and… frankly still enjoying it :D I’m gonna marry some of the residents for their corresponding achievements but the final husband will be Gust.

skanda

I’m gonna marry some of the residents for their corresponding achievements

It’s a shame they have character specific achievements. :( Would have been much better if there was just one for marrying someone.

Quisty

I was thinking the same thing. It’s really weird that there are achievements for some of the characters. I’d understand if they did this for every bachelor/bachelorette if spouses revealed more of their background stories after marriage. But better not, I feel like I’m being told whom to choose.

Formidolosus

Ok then, let me have a go… lots of tasty games on the list

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
A Hat in Time 7/37 0 unfinished
Replay - VHS is not dead 4/14 0 unfinished
Rime 0/31 0 unfinished
Tacoma 0/12 0 unfinished
The Lion’s Song 0/86 0 unfinished
TOTAL: 0 0 0
Formidolosus

First one done:

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Tacoma 12/12 5 Hours Finished
Formidolosus

Welp, I totally flunked this one. With good reason, but hey, one game is better than none right?

Merciana

The list looks doable, but then again you never know. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish most of them at least. Might try to include Prey on the list too if these don’t take too long.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Adam Wolfe 27/27 10 hours completed
Aviary Attorney 0 0 unfinished
Last Word 9/9 13 hours completed
LIMBO 0/13 0 unfinished
Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You 27/27 21 hours completed
Seasons after Fall 3/21 0 unfinishedd
SIMULACRA 0/24 0 unfinished
Technobabylon 0/40 0 unfinished
The Sexy Brutale 12/12 14 hours completed
The Cat Lady 0/25 0 unfinished
The Fidelio Incident 7/14 0 unfinished
TOTAL: 13 19 hours 4
Trilled Meow
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Katamari Damacy REROLL 19/21 11.2 hours beaten
Banyu Lintar Angin - Little Storm - 0/0 9 minutes completed
SIMULACRA 7/24 15.9 hours completed
How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness 16/16 .8 hours completed
TOTAL: 59/61 28 hours 4
stef
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Limbo 2 4 hrs beaten
TOTAL: 2 4 1
malabagaa
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
AER Memories of Old 20/20 5.6h Completed
TOTAL: 20 5.6h 1
Errise
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Opus Magnum 5/5 33 hours Completed
Mini Metro 27/45 -> 31/45 2.3 hours Playing
86maylin

Last one. I guess one per month is a thing then. :P

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Hidden Paws 8/8 3.3 hours 100% Completed
Total: 8 3.3 hours 1
Kyrrelin

I have just noticed that the link for “Challenge me” redirects on the previous one and not the current (from 15.01.-15.02.). ;)
Not sure if its important. XD

skanda

Oops! Don’t know why that didn’t get updated. Thank you!

rafaelgssa

I’m late to the party, but I’ll try to get at least one in.

Name Achievements Obtained Playtime This Month Status
Transistor 33/33 14 hours Completed
TOTAL: 33/33 14 hours 1
uguleley
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
AER Memories of Old 18/20 3.7 hours finished
Subsurface Circular 10/13 2.2 hours finished
DARK SOULS™: Prepare To Die Edition 13/41 39.8 hours unfinished
TOTAL: 41/74 45.7 hours 2

I was expecting not to finish DS in this month, but at least the theme got me to start playing it! Looking forward to more deaths and misery in February.

escollo

Alpha Protocol - Completed

Narayan

I’ve beaten 3 community picks this month:

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Iconoclasts 10 of 11 (91%) 22.5 h beaten
OneShot 11 of 11 (100%) 6.4 h completed
Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe 22 of 25 (88%) 13 h beaten
TOTAL: 43 41.9 h 3