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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:

  • Comedy
  • Dark Comedy
  • Dark Humor
  • Funny
  • Parody

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

Have fun!


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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!
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.

Formidolosus

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.

adam1224

Fun assassin = killjoy >:D

Blue Ϟ Lightning

don’t tell me how to have fun :3<

Quisty

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.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
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
TOTAL: 90 137 hours 2
the Traveler
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
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.

Tempête Joachim

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

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die -Season One- 46/78 6.1h Beaten
Hatoful Boyfriend 16/16 6.5h Completed
Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star 13/13 3.9h Completed
Paradigm 18/18 4.5h Completed
TOTAL: 93/125 21h 4/4

List

Trilled Meow
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
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
TOTAL: 58/76 43.4 hours 3
JaffaCaffa
Game Achievements Playtime Theme Status
Minit 24/27 4.1 hrs Funny Beaten

The meme tag would also probably fit?

stef
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Before the Echo 13/21 12 finished
Comedy Night 0 0 unfinished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished
ninglor03

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
RikkiUW

I like this theme and am planning to play some games that fall into it anyway so I may as well participate :)

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Gunpoint 42/42 4.8 hrs completed
The Journey Down: Chapter 3 N/A 3.1 hrs beaten
Ceville N/A 6.1 hrs beaten
Paradigm 18/18 5.9 hrs completed
Deponia 0/19 0 hrs not started
TOTAL: 60/79 19.9 hrs 4

Hopefully I’m not being too ambitions.

Lucky Thirteen

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!

Game Achievements Playtime Status
Bard’s Tale 50/51 ~33 hrs ✔️
Zenith 12/12 ~18 hrs ✔️
Darkside Detective 30/30 ~8 hrs ✔️
Deponia 19/19 ~6 hrs ✔️
Deponia: The Complete Journey 24/105 ~12 hrs ✖️
TOTAL: 135/217 ~77 hrs 4
Trent

Nice progress. </troll>

Lucky Thirteen

Actually (:D) I managed to beat Bard’s Tale and I’m almost done with Zenith. Just haven’t updated the table yet :D

Trent

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.

Lucky Thirteen

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.

Trent

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! :)

Lucky Thirteen

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.

Trent

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

malabagaa

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?

JaffaCaffa

Yes. :) The game doesn’t have to be started this month, just the achievements/playtime from April is what “counts” for the total statistics!

malabagaa

Thanks ^_^

malabagaa
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
South Park: The Stick of Truth 38/50 22h Beaten
TOTAL: 38 22h 1
Fnord
Name Achievements Playtime Status
Macbat 64 N/A 0.7 finished
Detective Grimoire 9/9 2.3 finished
TOTAL: 9 3 2
ONEHUNDRED

By chance, started Shadow Warrior, before finding out about monthly themes. It’s tagged with Dark Humour, so it counts, right?

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Shadow Warrior 4 of 92 3.1 hours unfinished
skanda

Yep, it has 3 tags that qualify! :)

skanda
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Yooka-Laylee [Comedy, Funny] 27/35 16.4 hours finished
TOTAL: 27 16.4 hours 1 game finished
Trent
Name Relevant Tags Achievements obtained Playtime Status
AntVentor Comedy, Funny 13/13 2.5h completed
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
uguleley
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
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
TOTAL: 47 18.6 hours 3
rafaelgssa
Name Achievements Obtained Playtime Status
Edna & Harvey: The Breakout 18/18 15 hours Completed
TOTAL: 18 15 hours 1