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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 2019. It doesn’t matter what the game’s release year is; what matters is that the members of the BLAEO community played it in 2019 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!


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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.

Cece09
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Downfall 30/30 8.2 FInished
Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth 41/41 19.1 Finished
Life is Strange 60/60 13 Finished
Life is Strange: Before the Storm 34/34 10.6 Finished
The Cat Lady 25/25 8.2 Finished
TOTAL: 190 59.1 5
adil

Yay, an easy one for me since I already planned to play RE2. Not sure what else to pick yet though but at least I have one game planned!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Resident Evil 2 23/44 10h beaten
TOTAL 23 achievements obtained 10h played this month 1 game finished
stef
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
disco elysium achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
doom achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
my time at portia achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished
Kaleith
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Disco Elysium 8/24 21 h beaten
TOTAL: 8/24 21 h 1 game beaten
skanda

Disco Elysium (family sharing) I 23 hours I 9/24 achievements I Finished

samwise84
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Glass Masquerade 32/32 7.8 Completed
Last Day of June 21/21 7 completed
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: [53/53] 14.8 2 completed
86maylin

My lovely santa gifted me the game so I figured why not play it this month? :D I’ve refrained myself from adding more to the list cuz I still wanna start small and take baby steps. :3

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Cat Quest 7/12 10.6 hours(previously at 1 hours 21 minutes) Beaten
Total: 7 9.3 hours 1
the Traveler

Already started playing this, so why not keep going?

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus 13/34 28 hrs unfinished
EvilBlackSheep

Let’s start this new decade with great games, can’t wait to play what the other assassins loved this year.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
A Plague Tale: Innocence 25/35 13h beaten
Please, Don’t Touch Anything 11/15 2h beaten
Yoku’s Island Express 17/31 7h beaten
Bridge Constructor Portal 2/16 - unfinished
Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series 0/30 - unfinished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished
Moony1986
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Glass Masquerade 32/32 4.6 h Completed
Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth 30/41 17.2 h Beaten
HuniePop 9/20 11.6 h Beaten
Icycle: On Thin Ice 6/33 2.1 h Beaten
The Journey Down: Chapter Three - 2.9 h Completed
Supreme League of Patriots 35/35 2.8 h Completed
Supreme League of Patriots - Episode 2: Patriot Frames 21/21 2.3 h Completed
Supreme League of Patriots - Episode 3: Ice Cold in Ellis 21/21 4.0 h Completed
TOTAL: 154 47,5 h 8
emymer
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen 26/59 (previously 26) 47.9h (previously 43) unfinished
Highway Blossoms 0/20 0.0h unfinished
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi 0/14 0.0h unfinished
TOTAL: 0 4.9h 0
escollo
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status HLTB for Last.M
Layers of Fear 13/27 5.5h completed 3 Hours
MouseCraft 23/23 8.7h completed 6 Hours
Resident Evil 0 47/47 29h completed 9½ Hours
Resident Evil 2 44/44 58h completed 8 Hours
The Tiny Bang Story 4.7h completed 3½ Hours
Ghidy
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
DOOM 0 0.0h Unfinished
Fnord
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
DOOM 16(18)/54 10h (11,2h) finished
The Room Three 10/10 5,5 finished
Blasphemous 8(15)/45 4,3 (9,9) finished
TOTAL: 34 19,9 3
SolubleCrow
Name HLTB Achievements obtained Playtime This Month Status
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Main Story (40 hours - Very Long) 31/93 42 hrs Beaten
Hollow Knight Main + Extras (36½ Hours - Very Long) 54/63 58 hrs Beaten
The Tiny Bang Story Main Story (3½ hours - Short) Screenshots 14.7 hrs (20 hrs on record) Completed
TOTAL: 2 Very Long, 1 Short 85 114.7 hrs 3
JaffaCaffa
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Lost in Harmony 0/58 0.2 hrs Abandoned
Murdered: Soul Suspect 11/48 1.2 hrs Currently Playing
Dicey Dungeons 45/53 45.1 hrs Beaten (Just 3 hardcore levels left/mods)
Mhakna Gramura and Fairy Bell 5/5 1.8 hrs Completed
A Book of Beasts and Buddies - 0.6 hrs Completed (entirely filled out each page)
Gris 11/17 4.0 hrs Beaten
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition 24/47 (+11) 6.0 hrs Beaten
Rabisco 18/18 2.5 hrs Completed
The Cat Lady 3/25 2.0 hrs Abandoned (for now at least)

I bought Lost in Harmony during the sale after seeing the recommendation because it looked great! But there’s no rebindable keys in game sadly. :(The options on launch aren’t doing anything (tried changing arrow keys to wasd and there’s no option at all to change the ‘guitar hero’ notes - s d f g is too uncomfortable/hard for me to play with). Am bummed because the art and music was cool, but after beating 2 levels ik it’s not gonna be enjoyable.

Gris was so incredibly beautiful. I think it’s the first game to ever make me tear up from happiness, let alone sad ones as well. Stunning art, music, story…cannot recommend enough. Minor complaints is not being able to backtrack after certain areas and having to redo a handful of platforming areas which were a slight pain, but the pros absolutely outweigh any ‘cons’ if you can even call ‘em that. The atmosphere is unreal.

Saikania

Just finished GRIS and it leaves me spechless. Such a beauty of a game. Play this! It’s really, really close to perfect.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
GRIS 7/17 2 beaten
Dicey Dungeons 6/53 2.7 unfinished
A Plague Tale: Innocence 1/35 1.6 unfinished
TOTAL: 14 6.3 1/2

So, let’s see what goes next. Maybe Disco Elysium?

Trilled Meow

This list is very tentative.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Analogue: A Hate Story 0/14 0 hours never played
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc 0/38 0 hours never played
Kingdom Come: Deliverance 9/82 0 hours unfinished
Layers of Fear 0/27 0 hours never played
The Cat Lady 19/25 12.9 hours beaten
TOTAL: 28/186 0 hours 1
PadaK

I started this new year with DOOM. Having finished the literary saga of The Witcher in 2018, so I’m finally start The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
DOOM 28/54 27h beaten
The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt 10/78 32h playing
Cook, Serve, Delicious 25/52 17h playing
TOTAL: 62/132 76h  
Kyrrelin

I have picked some games from the list, will update it once I start playing them. :)

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status HLTB
Heart’s Medicine - Time to Heal 18/18 13.4 hours Completed 12 hours
The Journey Down: Chapter Three none 4.3 hours Completed 4 hours
TOTAL: 18 17.7 hours 2  

Info to Journey Down - Behind the scenes open once you finish the game only, also have posted some pics from the end intro on my profile. :)

juhaszandor
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status HLTB
Orwell 16/27 4.6h beaten 4.5h
The Tiny Bang Story 0/0 2.7h beaten 3.5h
Old Man’s Journey 0/0 1.2h beaten 1.5h
Yoku’s Island Express 31/31 11.5h completed 6h
HIVESWAP: Act 1 38/44 2.8h beaten 2h
Torchlight II 67/119 21.4h beaten 21h
Layers of Fear 20/27 7.9h beaten 3.4h
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition 20/30 7.6h beaten 7h
TOTAL: 192 59.7h 8 beaten  
JennDjinn
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Bioshock - Remastered 8/65 1.9h unfinished
Do Not Feed The Monkeys 19/33 14.0h finished
Gris 6/17 5.2h finished
TOTAL: 33 21.1 2/3
slavic toska
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Last Day of June 21/21 5 hours completed
Paradigm 18/18 5.1 hours completed
A Short Hike 5/8 5.8 hours beaten
Glass Masquerade 32/32 5.2 hours completed
TOTAL: 76 21.1 hours 3 completed, 1 beaten
Trent
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
PLANET ALPHA 16/16 9h39m completed
Life is Strange Before the Storm 34/34 24h40m completed
TOTAL: 50/50 34h19m 2 completed
adam1224
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
SOMA 10/10 15h 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
Janediel
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Battle Chef Brigade 25/25 90.5h finished
Age of Empires II (2013) 241/294 98.5h finished
Cat Quest 12/12 22.8h finished
GemCraft - Chasing Shadows 170/419 90.6h finished
Unexplored 17/119 28.4h finished
TOTAL: 465 411.4h 5
goplayer7
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth 41/41 16H completed
Baba is You 13/18 34H beaten
TOTAL: 48/59 35H 1 completed, 1 beaten
Blue Ϟ Lightning
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action 23 8(13)hrs finished
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 16 4(20)hrs unfinished
||Valhalla||
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series 30/30 11.2 hrs Finished
Bear With Me - Collector’s Edition 65/65 8.3 hrs Finished
Evergarden 21/21 16.2 hrs Finished
SOMA 10/10 5 hrs Finished
TOTAL: 126 40.7 hrs 4