April: Fun assassinations
Which monster most looks forward to April Fools’ Day? Prankenstein!
Time to add some extra fun to our monthly backlog assassinations! Games with the following Steam tags qualify for this month’s theme:
- Dark Comedy
- Dark Humor
Let me know if I missed any tags that fit the theme.
If you need help figuring out which of your games qualify, you can use this website to filter your games by their Steam tags.
To participate, reply to this post and tell us which games that fit the monthly theme 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
The newest edition of the monthly Challenge Me is available here: click.
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?
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!
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.
Fun assassin = killjoy >:D
don’t tell me how to have fun :3<
Thank you for hosting again, Skanda!
This sounds great and I get to continue Postal 2. I love monthly themes where there are lots of games to choose from.
|Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten||30/30||91 hours||Completed|
|Bulb Boy||12/12||3 hours||Completed|
|Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series||29/50||8 hours||unfinished|
|Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!||19/45||35 hours||unfinished|
|Tales from the Borderlands||35/35||10.3 hrs||completed|
Edit: Was not having fun with my first pick so I changed it mid-month.
That’s convenient as I was planning to play Paradigm next after someone played it recently and told me how funny they found it. I’ll try to think of a couple more games and edit this later.
If anyone needs suggestions, I would recommend Stick it to The Man!, it’s one of the funniest games I’ve played.
edit: I’ll pick D4 and the Hatoful Boyfriend games as well
|D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die -Season One-||46/78||6.1h||Beaten|
|Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star||13/13||3.9h||Completed|
|Hatoful Boyfriend||16/16||23 hours||Completed|
|Jolly Rover||16/16||6.8 hours||Completed|
|Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse||26/44||13.6 hours||Beaten|
|Before the Echo||13/21||12||finished|
|TOTAL:||achievements obtained||playtime this month||Number of games finished|
Apparently one of my PoP games fits for all the monthlies I’m doing. So that is nice :]
|Game||Achievements||Hours of Playtime||Subcategory||Status|
|Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1||10/45||4,6h||Female protagonist/Funny||Probably abandoned? ;(|
|C14 Dating||34/35||20h||Comedy/Female Protagonist||finished|
I like this theme and am planning to play some games that fall into it anyway so I may as well participate :)
|The Journey Down: Chapter 3||N/A||3.1 hrs||beaten|
|Deponia||0/19||0 hrs||not started|
Hopefully I’m not being too ambitions.
So, I own
Bard’s Tale Zenith which I played for a couple of minutes a while ago and couldn’t really get into it. (That game was Zenith, not Bard’s Tale. Haven’t played Bard’s Tale before.) I also own Deponia, which I’m not sure if it’ll hold my attention long enough for me to finish it. Let’s see if I can beat those games this month. Looking forward to playing Darkside Detective, though!
|Bard’s Tale||50/51||~33 hrs||✔️|
|Darkside Detective||30/30||~8 hrs||✔️|
|Deponia: The Complete Journey||24/105||~12 hrs||✖️|
Nice progress. </troll>
Actually (:D) I managed to beat Bard’s Tale and I’m almost done with Zenith. Just haven’t updated the table yet :D
Yeah, I figured you just hadn’t updated it. ;)
How did you like Bard’s Tale? I backed it on KS but ofc haven’t played it yet. Was at least waiting for patches, etc…and of course a free 100 hours lying around. :p
50/51 achievements in 33h sounds impressive!
I’m an idiot– I thought it was The Bard’s Tale IV.
Although 50/51 achievements in ~33h still sounds impressive.
Thanks :) But the achievs were easy - most of them are earned by progressing with the story :) Even the “collectibles” were fairly easy to find, which I personally liked. Although I did use a guide to check if I got everything before moving on.
How was Zenith? I’m considering it for this month, although I won’t finish it by the end of the month.
How loud/annoying was the music? I heard you can’t turn it down (and ofc if you turn your speakers down, you can’t hear dialog / sfx).
What about the achievements– did they change it so that you don’t have to break all the barrels in one sitting? It looks like you went back and got the 100 barrels one after finishing the game. What about the “defeat 500 enemies” achievement? Was that also in one sitting, or did they change it? And how about the combat? A lot of running around and kiting? Was it fun?
Thanks in advance! :)
I think Zenith is a beautiful and genuinelly amusing game, but I personally hated the combat. It was quite difficult, especially in the early parts of the game. Holding up your shield drains mana (it’s a magic shield), there’s no sort of “aiming assist” for your attacks so good luck trying to hit something with a ranged attack and the dodging was better at disorienting me than at actually avoiding damage (though that might’ve been just me, I’m not the best when it comes to dodging. Though I don’t usually do THIS bad, so… who knows? Could be either way.) I also think that the cooldown for potions is way too long, all the above things considered.
The world map, which you have to navigate through everytime you need to move between areas, is incredibly annoying in my opinion. There are frequent loading screens too. They are short, but there’s A LOT of them.
About the achievements, you know, I’m not sure O.o I believe that you still need to do it in one sitting though, based on my barrel experience (as in, you can save & load the game, but you can’t close it).
I wouldn’t say the music was incredibly loud, but it sure was annoying. Some areas had different music, but it was always on a short loop with one tune in particular being quite annoying. There’s no voice acting, so one could argue that you can turn the volume on your speakers all the way down, but as you say, then you’re not hearing the SFX either (and what kind of argument is that, anyway? I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect different settings for the background music and the sound effects).
The writing was really good though, and I especially liked the final boss battle. It was truly epic! I think the game is worth playing if you think you can put up with the annoyances.
Ugh, this doesn’t sound promising. I really want to like it, but I think in the end there are much better choices for me to play. :(
Thank you for the nice, long, thoughtful response. I really appreciate it! <3
HA! What are the chances! I’ve just started playing South Park: The Stick of Truth :D
Don’t know if I’ll manage to beat it within this month though XD
EDIT: After checking playtimes, looks like I’ve started in the last days of March ^^;
About an hour.. will it count anyway?
Yes. :) The game doesn’t have to be started this month, just the achievements/playtime from April is what “counts” for the total statistics!
|South Park: The Stick of Truth||38/50||22h||Beaten|
By chance, started Shadow Warrior, before finding out about monthly themes. It’s tagged with Dark Humour, so it counts, right?
|Shadow Warrior||4 of 92||3.1 hours||unfinished|
|Name||Relevant Tags||Achievements obtained||Playtime||Status|
|Emily is Away 2||Funny||21/21||7.5h||completed|
|Little Hidden City||Funny||101/101||1.9h||completed|
|Puzzle Agent||Comedy, Funny||No achievements||7.2h||completed|
|Captain Firebeard and the Bay of Crows||Funny||5/5||1h||completed|
|ADventure Lib||Funny, Parody||10/10||1.0h||completed|
|TOTAL:||Comedy, Funny, Parody||150||21.1h||6 completed|
|Tales from the Borderlands||35/35||10.8 hours||finished|
|Retro City Rampage™ DX||9/20||4.3 hours||finished|
|NEO AQUARIUM - The King of Crustaceans||3/21||3.5 hours||finished|
|Edna & Harvey: The Breakout||18/18||15 hours||Completed|
Sounds like my kind of theme, don’t know if I have any games on my ‘soon to play’ radar that qualify though. I’ll put a pin in here and come back later.