skanda

March: Let's march!

to march (verb)
1 : To walk with long, regular strides, as a video game soldier does.
2 : To cause someone to walk somewhere in a walking simulator.
3 : To make steady progress defeating the backlog.

Games that qualify for this month’s theme: walking simulators and/or war/military games.

To participate, reply to this post and tell us which game(s) that fit the monthly theme you’re going to play.


You can 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!


Theme song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3PcelCeraw


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!
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.

Kyrrelin

Here I go with my selection. :)

Name Theme Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine War + military 20 / 60 10.3h Beaten
Valiant Hearts: The Great War™ / Soldats Inconnus : Mémoires de la Grande Guerre™ War On Uplay 16 / 20 8.1h Beaten
LEGO® Star Wars™ - The Complete Saga War none 18.9h (12.3h) Beaten - I would like to 100% this ;)
Beyond Eyes Walking simulator 10 / 10 9.2 Completed
TOTAL:   30 27.6h 3

Screenshots of achievements for Valiant Hearts: 1, 2

Moony1986
Name Subcategory Achievements obtained Playtime Status
11-11 Memories Retold Walking Simulator + War game 25/50 10.7h Beaten
Beyond Eyes Walking Simulator 5/10 2.6h Beaten
RiME Walking Simulator 10/31 8.0h Beaten
TIMEframe Walking Simulator 14/14 2.1h Completed
Raptor: Call of The Shadows - 2015 Edition War game 10/10 6.5h Completed
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux Walking Simulator 14/14 3.7h Completed
Qora Walking Simulator 40/40 4.6h Completed
TOTAL:   118 38.2h 7
Kaleith

EDIT 2020/04/01: Welp, complete fail this month :sad:

Name Theme Achievements obtained Playtime Status
11-11 Memories Retold Walking Sim + War 0/50 0 h unplayed
Scanner Sombre Walking Sim - 0 h unplayed
Kona Walking Sim 0/35 0 h unplayed
Lifeless Planet Walking Sim 0/15 0 h unplayed
TOTAL:   0/0 0 h 0 games beaten
EvilBlackSheep
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
11-11 Memories Retold 0/50 playtime this month unplayed
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
BigBlueWolf
Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Night in the Woods walking sim 25/31 13.5 h beaten
Tacoma walking sim 12/12 3.6 h completed
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition walking sim 10/10 3.0 h completed
The Fidelio Incident walking sim 14/14 3.0 h completed
Tengami walking sim 4/4 1.1 h completed
Lethe: Episode One walking sim 19/19 6.0 h completed
Submerged walking sim 10/10 4.7 h completed
TOTAL:   94/100 34.9 h 7 games finished
samwise84
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Theme
11-11 Memories Retold 50/50 15h completed walking simulator/war
Mata Hari no achievements 8 completed World War 1
The Evil Within 0/71 0 unfinished/ walking simulator
name of game 4 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished theme
TOTAL: 50/50 23h 2  
ninglor03
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Lost Horizon 0/0 7h finished
Cradle 22 of 25 6h finished
Nephise Begins 5/5 22min finished
TOTAL: 27/30 13,22h 3
Janediel
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status HLTB (Main)
XCOM 2 69/88 223h finished 31h
Earth 2150 Trilogy - 24h finished 10h
Earth 2160 - 16h finished 8.5h
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 37/81 61h finished 15h
Outlast 6/14 17.5h finished 5h
Kona 11/35 16.5h finished 5h
Army of Tentacles: (Not) A Cthulhu Dating Sim 17/69 14h finished 2h
Californium 5/8 14.5h finished 2h
TOTAL: 145 386.5h 8 -
rlaw100
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Theme
11-11 Memories Retold 0/50 0 unfinished walking simulator/war
Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut 0/53 0 unfinished walking / 3D puzzle platformer
TOTAL: 0 0 0 -
goplayer7

Games I may play this month

Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime Status
AER Memories of Old Walking Simulator 20/20 4.7H Completed
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Walking Simulator 14/14 8.0H Completed
TOTAL:   34/34 12.7H 2
Blue Ϟ Lightning
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Valiant Hearts: The Great War 0 0 unfinished

been like 2 years since I started the great war

AlvinCanCabbage
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Just Deserts Before 10/48 Before 8 Hrs unfinished
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

Wow a dating sim with a War Tag :D. Now I can finally get through this.

||Valhalla||
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Feather 1/1 1.3hrs. Completed
The Fidelio Incident 14/14 2.4hrs Completed
Paperbark 25/25 1.8hrs Completed
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter 14/14 1.8hrs Completed
The Norwood Suite 17/17 2.2hrs Completed
What Remains of Edith Finch 9/9 2.4hrs Completed
Maize N/A 5.3hrs Completed
Tacoma 12/12 5.1hrs Completed
When the Darkness comes 32/32 2.3hrs Completed
Leaving Lyndow 7/7 1.4hrs Completed
CAT Interstellar 18/18 1hrs Completed
Answer Knot 6/6 0.6hrs Completed
Only If 10/10 2.3hrs Completed
Transmissions: Element 120 11/11 1.4hrs Completed
Nephise Begins 5/5 0.5hrs Completed
TOTAL: 181 31.8hrs 15
Trent

Oh, wow…good list. This month I’ve played Paperbark and The Norwood Suite. I’d already played Fidelio. I have Ethan Carter and Maize on my attack plan of games for the monthly theme, but it’s likely I’ll only get to Ethan. Edith Finch is on my wishlist.

||Valhalla||

Thanks. Your list is quite impressive as well! I actually finished Feather this month but did not realize it was categorized as a walking sim. Next up for me is Dear Esther, The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day, Observer, The Witness, 35MM, CAT Interstellar and Leaving Lyndow, if I get the time obviously. Trying to finish Transistor and The Hex, then 100% Dishonored :P

Trent

Well, that list is just all of the game I have that match the theme (plus a couple others). My list of accomplishments so far is here, or scroll down for my entry.

As I say below, the “problem” with games tagged as “walking simulators” is that many of them are not. They are games that annoying people found too easy or lacking in gameplay, so they derisively tagged them as walking simulators. For example, I’m pretty sure the devs of Observer don’t consider their game a walking simulator. Same thing with The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day. I’ve played a few games already this month that I think are mis-tagged as walking sim.

||Valhalla||

Yeah true. I had no idea Feather could be a walking-sim when there is literally 0 steps taken in the game. With the logic that people used when tagging Feather, Assassin’s Creed games would be more of a walking-sim haha I haven’t played Observer or The Uncertain, so can’t really comment on those.

Cece09
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Marie’s Room 7/7 0.7 Finished
Trent

Oh, good idea to play Marie’s Room. I have it on my “wishlist” where I keep f2p games I want to remember. I think there should be a monthly theme for free games…I just have trouble playing free games when I have so many games I paid for still in my backlog.

Cece09

I tend to go through a lot of free games actually because alot of them are so short. I can probably name at least 10 that domt even reach 10 minutes

VitoStippkow

I’ll gladly participate again.

Name Subcategory Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Company of Heroes - Legacy Edition War + Military 0/0 17 h completed
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts War + Military 0/0 14 h completed
Age of Empires III War + Military 0/0 36 h completed
TOTAL:   0/0 67 h 3
86maylin
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The Lost Valley 0/0 22 minutes(previously at 2 hours 47 minutes) Finished
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP 14/14 3.9 hours Finished
Total: 14 4.3 hours 2
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Vee

Never too late to start, so my first time participating this month!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Theme
Eidolon 0/0 0 hours Unplayed Walking Simulator
Dark Rose Valkyrie 0/52 0 hours Unplayed Military
Star Sky 9/18 1/2 hours Beaten Walking Simulator
TOTAL: 9/70 1/2 hours One beaten and more to come! Let’s March!
Trilled Meow
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
11-11 Memories Retold 3/50 0 hours unfinished
Mata Hari 0/0 0 hours never played
Bientôt l’été 0/0 0 hours never played
TOTAL: 3/50 0 hours 0
JaffaCaffa
Game Achievements Playtime Theme Status
Paperbark 11/25 0.6 hrs Walking Simulator Beaten
Grumbler

Let’s try

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Call of Duty®: WWII 19/35 7.1h Beaten
TOTAL: 19/35 7.1h 1
Tempête Joachim
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Beyond Eyes 5/10 1.8h Beaten
The Magic Circle 10/14 3.6h Beaten
Maize - 3.2h Beaten
The Norwood Suite 17/17 1.5h Completed
Off-Peak 6/6 0.9h Completed
Scanner Sombre - 2h Beaten
TOTAL: 38/47 13h 6/6

List

Trent

I just played The Norwood Suite for the theme. I hope you like it (if you end up playing it). I certainly did.

Tempête Joachim

I played it, the music was really great, not really sure what to think of the story, maybe it was just too subtle for me

Trent

I liked the gameplay more than the story. I mean, I liked the story at first, but it just went in weird, unexplained directions. But by that time I’d had fun playing the game so I didn’t mind it not having a terribly satisfying end. The steam store discussion pages have some thoughts on the story and what it meant (and the ending), including some posts by the writer/dev.

Charles Nonsens

My first time participating. I’ll try to strike a few short ones off the list…

Title Theme Time Played Status
Transmissions: Element 120 Walking Simulator 3h Beaten*
Scanner Sombre Walking Simulator 2h Beaten

*Should really be Completed, but one achievement is bugged.

juhaszandor
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status HLTB
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising 0/0 14.3h beaten 11.5h
Operation Flashpoint: Red River 0/0 15.9h beaten 12.0h
The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day 32/32 3.6h completed 3.0h
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux 14/14 3.7h completed 4.0h
Qora 40/40 3.3h completed 2.2h
Kholat 13/20 4.3h beaten 4.3h
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition 10/10 2.7h completed 1.3h
Nephise Begins 5/5 0.6h completed 0.5h
TOTAL: 109 48.4h 8 games finished -

For those without achievements, end game screenshots were made as proof of finishing: Dragon Rising ; Red River

Trent

The problem with games tagged as “walking simulators” is that many of them are not. They are games that annoying people found too easy or lacking in gameplay, so they derisively tagged them as walking simulators.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime this month Status
Drizzlepath: Genie 10/10 5h52m completed
A SECOND BEFORE US 16/16 4h26m completed
The Norwood Suite 17/17 4h02m completed
Last Day of June 21/21 7h42m completed
CAT Interstellar 18/18 3h13m completed
Dream Stone 5/5 2h30m completed
De-Void 8/8 3h32m completed
Forgotten Land 6/6 21m completed
Paperbark 25/25 2h07m completed
Leaving Lyndow 7/7 2h06m completed
Hidden Mysteries: Civil War no achievements 3h56m completed
Feather 1/1 1h37m completed
Drizzlepath no achievements 0h45m completed
TOTAL: 134/134 42h09m 13 completed
escollo
Name Theme Achievements obtained Playtime Status HLTB
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Walking Simulator 7/7 4h completed 4 Hours
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Walking Simulator 10/10 2.5h completed 1½ Hours
InnerSpace Walking Simulator* 14/14 11.3h completed 5½ Hours
Nephise Begins Walking Simulator 5/5 0.5h completed 30 Mins

*Somehow it has this tag

SolubleCrow
Name HLTB Achievements obtained Playtime This Month Status Theme
The Red Solstice N/A 12/73 13 hrs Beaten Military
Kingdom: New Lands Completionist (41 hours - Very Long) 34/34 38.4 hrs Completed Military
MIND Path to Thalamus E.Edition Main Story (4 hours - Short) 14/23 2.7 hrs Beaten Walking Simulator
The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day Completionist (6 Hours - Short) 32/32 2.5 hrs Completed Walking Simulator
Kholat Completionist (7 hours - Short) 20/20 7 hrs Completed Walking Simulator
TOTAL: 3 Short, 1 Very Long 112 63.6 hrs 5  
SpiderDen
Name Theme Achievements obtained Playtime Status
AER Memories of Old Walking Simulator 20/20 6.5 h Completed
KHOLAT Walking Simulator 20/20 (1 before) 7.7 h Completed
Total: - 39 14.2 h 2
Garcias
Name Theme Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Valiant Hearts:The Great War War + Military 14 of 20 7,4 hrs beaten
Marie’s Room Walking Simulator 7 of 7 0,6 hrs completed
Total: - 21 8 hrs 2
krol7
Name Theme Achievements obtained Playtime Status HLTB
Beyond Eyes Walking simulator 2/10 2:27 beaten 2h
Finding Paradise Walking simulator 1/1 5:43 completed 5h
TOTAL:   3 8:10 2  
skanda

A Plague Tale: Innocence (XGP) I 23/35 achievements I 11 hours I finished

the Traveler
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Space Marines 17/60 8.5hrs unfinished