August: Japan

While all the countries are sending their best athletes to Japan, BLAEO will be sending its best backlog assassins.

These are the games that qualify for this month’s theme:

  • games set in Japan,
  • games made by Japanese developers,
  • games with an Anime tag.

Here are some links that might help you decide what to play this month:

  • Video games set in Japan,
  • Capcom (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Devil May Cry games, Resident Evil games, Monster Hunter: World, Mega Man 11,…),
  • FromSoftware (Dark Souls games, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice),
  • Nihon Falcom (The Legend of Heroes games, Ys games, Zwei games),
  • PlatinumGames (Bayonetta, Vanquish, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE),
  • SEGA (Yakuza games, Valkyria Chronicles, Sonic games,…).

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!

Challenge me

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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.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Doki Doki Literature Club! / 3 hrs finished
TOTAL: 0 3 hrs 1 game finished

Oh nice BLAEO and PAGYWOSG with a similar theme :D

Name Subcategory Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Forward to the Sky Anime tag 12/12 3.1h finished
NiGHTS Into Dreams Japanese developer: SEGA 7/13 3.4h finished
TOTAL:   19 6.5h 2

I rarely play weeb videogames but I’ll try to find something that fits the theme I suppose.

Name Achievements (-previously) Playtime (-previously) Status Theme
Symphonic Rain 1/13 1h Unfinished Anime tag / JP dev
Scarlet Nexus 14/53 13h Unfinished Anime tag / JP dev
Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- 17/25 5.5h Beaten Anime tag / JP dev
Flowers -Le volume sur automne- N/A 3h Unfinished Anime tag / JP dev
ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights 38/38 (-11) 16h (-5.5h) Completed JP dev
TOTAL: 59 33h Beaten games: 2  



Well considering im doing a visual novel month and the such im sure I can find a bunch like last month

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Theme
A Pinch of Magic 5/5 0.9 Finished Anime
A Warmer Shade of Summer - 0.9 Finished Anime
Analogue: A Hate Story 14/14 3 Finished Anime
CHAOS;CHILD 20/34 25.4 Finished Anime
Companion - 1.5 Finished Anime
First Snow 10/10 1.3 Finished Anime
Forgotten, Not Lost 4/4 0.2 Finished Anime
Fujiwara Bittersweet 10/10 8.4 Finished Anime
Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa 24/24 12.1 Finished Anime
Miracle Calamity Homeostasis - 0.3 Finished Anime
Pleasure Airlines - 0.9 Finished Anime
QP Shooting - Dangerous!! 22/36 5.4 Finished Japan
Sakura Knight 12/12 1 Finished Anime
Sakura Knight 2 12/12 0.9 Finished Anime
Sakura Knight 3 14/14 0.9 Finished Anime
Sakura Nova 15/15 1.2 Finished Anime
Sakura Space - 0.9 Finished Anime
Sakura Spirit - 1.4 Finished Anime
Sakura Succubus 9/9 1 Finished Anime
Sakura Succubus 2 13/13 1.7 Finished Anime
The Sad Story of Emmeline Burns 8/8 0.5 Finished Anime
TOTAL: 172 68.8 21 20A 1J
Tempête Joachim

Also playing The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, but I already finished the first half so I won’t list it

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories 12/20 5.3h Beaten
Yakuza 4 Remastered 6/47 15.1h Beaten
TOTAL: 18/67 20.4h 2/2



Weeb leader skanda and the gang finally showing their colours, I guess I’m forced to play these games

BLAEO will be sending its best backlog assassins

Haha yeah :sweat

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Theme
ABYSS OF THE SACRIFICE 23/23 19.8 h (+5.3h idled) completed by Japanese developers
Without Within - 0.2 h completed Anime tag
Without Within 2 6/6 1.2 h completed Anime tag
Without Within 3 5/5 2.2 h completed Anime tag
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery 12/12 1.2 h completed Anime tag
TOTAL: 48/48 24.6 h 5 games beaten  

wow, same.


Well since we’re forced too, I guess I’ll play some weeb stuff this month. Against my will and all… :sweat:

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Switch) 0h unplayed
The Silver Case 2425 (Switch) 0h unfinished
Katamari Damacy REROLL 19/21 6h beaten
TOTAL: 19 6h 1
Name Achievements obtained Playtime this month (previously) Status
Astral Chain (Switch) - 5 hours (3 hours) unfinished
Sabbat of the Witch 15/20 20 hours (17 hours) unfinished
TOTAL: 15 25 hours Games beaten: 0
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Heirs and Graces achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
My burning Heart 13/13 8 finished
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma 33/33 23h finished
TOTAL: 46 31h 2
Blue Ϟ Lightning

Hey I just played the first two zero escape games - what do you think of the third?
Steam reviews seem kind of negative - is it much worse than the first two games?


O.o I really liked it! It’s getting 4,5/5 stars from me xD
It’s imho better than 2 but ofc not as good as one shrugs
I even wrote a review. Will upload it on Sunday to Monday :3


I will join the monthly theme with a gift. Received on Christmas from my 2020’s BLAEO Secret Santa:

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul 01/50 24 min Unfinished
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls 27/35 ? Beaten
TOTAL: 27 ? 1

Going to be another lean month for me as far as number of theme games beaten.

Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Whispering Willows Anime tag* 20/20 4h48m completed
Blue Rose Anime tag 11/19 6h2m beaten
TOTAL:   31/39 10h50m 1 completed, 1 beaten

* Although it’s really not anime at all…the art style is slightly anime…

Name Theme Achievements Playtime Status HLTB for PoP
fault - milestone one Anime tag 12/12 12h Completed
fault - milestone two side: above Anime tag 7/9 8h Beaten 5 Hours
Hades Anime tag 49/49 79h Completed 21 Hours