Welcome to the old school Aiori’s profile
Old School gamer that likes games of his time, mainly RPG, Strategy and Fighting genres. I play other genres, but it depends on the game. Also, I am always open to people who want to play and talk about life. I’m from the Celtic land of Galicia (Spain).
PS. Since July 2020, I am doing game reviews on Turn Based Lovers. Do you want to keep an eye? You can read them here (Probably you will see language errors, sorry for that, I am doing my best to improve this)
Hi! Aiori is here. It’s been a time since I wrote something on BLAEO. So with the new year, I decided to do something about this.
I had different plans for starting the year, but I started 2022 with COVID, fortunately, I was previously vacuumed, so the symptoms were weaker. However, I passed some bad days, and it’s a strange virus, giving me different symptoms each day. I expect to be well next weekend.
And what were you doing all this time, Aiori? Work + being dad, even sometimes both at the same time. I’ve finished my last work project, and I will start to prepare the next when I will be recovered.
Also, what are you going to do with your backlog? My idea is to manage better my time, sometimes even I forgot to have free time, and that it’s not good for my health, so I have to do it. And of course, playing video games is one of my main hobbies. So I will try to reduce my backlog…again. At least, one of the main steps is done, I barely bought anything last year, but free games, birthday gifts and trades are still there, but in a minor dose too.
In 2021, I completed 16 games, it’s an advance, there are 2 less than in 2020, but is something. Also, the number of new games was lowered, bought on sales and no more. Even in the blog that I collaborate with, the charge is less this season. Moreover, in the last sale I restrained myself from buying more too, and only got 3 games that I know that I’m going to play.
So my idea to fight the backlog is going to play 1 HOG because they are short, 1 “main” game, and 1 game or 2 for reviewing. And if the main game takes more than 1 month, no problem. I will try to do some plans here again too.
Finally, I want to thank this community, and especially Ninglor for accepting me in the last Secret Santa event, I love this event. And Jaded for the Disco Elysium game, which I will play soon, for sure.
Let’s see how 2022 comes. Stay safe!
2021 FINAL STATS
AIORI’S AUGUST 2021 PLAN
Here we go again. This month’s plan is direct: I will take one game for the monthly theme, one for reviewing purposes, and one for unfinished ones. In addition, I will add a reserve title, for the case if I finish both before the end of the month. My August 2021 list is the next one:
|1/50||40 minutes||Unfinished||Monthly Theme|
|1/10||12.1 h||Unfinished||Time to finish it|
Also, I just read that Soldier’s Soul is not available on steam now. Glad that I received it from one of BLAEO great initiatives, the Secret Santa.
Probably, I will review another title, or a couple more, this month, I don’t know which one it will be, but it’s between Monster Hunter Stories 2, Cris Tales or Black Book.
Finally, Bastion is on my challenge me list of pending titles, and several BLAEO assassins recommended it to me several times, so looks like a solid title to play soon.
Nothing more for the moment. Stay safe and have a nice day/night. Greetings!
IT TOOK ME 5 MONTHS TO HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO WRITE THIS, AND NOW I’M BACK
I was several months thinking «I have to update BLAEO». Each month the thematic was changing like «I have to do this month summary», then, «I have to do this quarter summary», then «I have to do the 2021’s 1st part summary» and we are on August. So I’ve decided to write yes or yes today.
So, what is going on, Aiori?
My work and family abducted me. Also, I had some health problems, but nothing serious. Some work took too much extra time (mainly for bureaucracy stuff), and my son is still growing, which implies new challenges, new procedures, and more stuff, like looking for a school, but my country’s administration loves documents.
OK, you are alive, but how about your backlog?
A complex answer indeed:
I’ve tried not to buy anything until the steam summer sale, and I accomplished this, except for a couple of games, which I finished a short time later after bought them. Also, I have a humble subscription that my girlfriend gifted me some months ago, but only used a couple of months, and I did not activate any key for the moment.
Besides, I traded some titles, mainly of my wishlist, but with some initially not included. But lately, this aspect is calm (better from my backlog!). Also, I got some games from giveaways or gifts (birthday, saint valentine) and for reviewing purposes.
Additionally, I won’t buy anything more until the Christmas sale, and even then, let’s see. There is only an exception, with the review games, and for the case, if Persona 5 Royal (there is a lot of hearsay about this) would be released on steam, it probably will be an instant buy. I am thinking of a ratio about finishing 5 games (maybe more) before activating one of the pending keys and starting with games that I left in the past.
Currently, the stats are similar, the completed ratio raised 1 % (but it’s still on a 6%), and the rest is on the same values… But, there are more games to beat.
8th January 2021
6th August 2021
Which is the action plan?
I was thinking of a plan, I will take, asides from the titles for reviewing, usually a couple per month, one of my pending games and one new. One of them will fit the monthly theme. First, I will aim for the short ones, it seems a good restart for a huge backlog. Also, if I start one, I will finish it, maybe I won’t get all the achievements, depending on the game, but I have to fight my backlog. I’ll publish the august plan this weekend too.
Furthermore, I will try to be more active here. More than this, I think it will be an extra motivation for completing games. Have a nice day/night!
These months, between health problems, bureaucracy stuff and work, I have few time to play, and free time in general. I don’t forget BLAEO, will do a summary post of January-March advances at the end of this month. I’ve finished some unfinished games, I have some new titles from trades, gifts and reviewing purposes, but still did not buy anything since the Christmas season. Likewise, I will be back in condition and rejoin the files in our battle against the backlogs! Have a nice day and weekend!
AIORI’S JANUARY 2021 PLAN
After a December busier than expected, comes a January with work. I’m looking for an optimal organization this year, where I can combine work, family, and play games regularly, but it isn’t easy. My backlog grew with some past bundle keys activated, the steam sales, Santa Claus, and the 3 Kings festivity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Magi) celebrated in very few countries, like mine, where they take the gifts and not Santa (Santa gift a detail). In return, I don’t go to buy anything until Summer Sale at least. Maybe I’ll do it till next Winter Sale, but little by little. I decided on this last month, and I am still convinced, so I am going to try it. There are few exceptions, titles for reviewing (usually 1 per month), gifts (as saint valentine’s or my birthday for example), and trades does not count, but all of which implies spend money yes. I know it’s going to be hard, but I can do it, and it will be better for me and my backlog. After checking the duration of some games on HLTB, January’s plan is the next one:
Pending Challenge me games (and also a monthly theme pick)
I have games pending of past Challenge me, so my idea is to clear this list every month a little. On this category is turn for:
|7/23||Unfinished (Monthly theme)||4.6 h|
|0/31||Never played||0 h|
|0/35||Never played on PC (Completed in PS3)||0 h|
Game to finish
I have some games that I left near the end for miscellaneous reasons (usually tons of work), so I’ll try to finish one of them all months too. This month it’s time to finish
Games for Reviewing
This month I have a title to review, it will be launched in a few weeks
Mid & Long-term games
Here are included some of my last acquisitions and some games with higher durations. I included my 2020 Secret Santa game (thanks to Cece09 again), and a couple of new acquisitions, Probably, I won’t finish them this month, but they will be part of this section until I clear them.
|0/53||Never played||0 h|
|0/50||Never played||0 h|
And that’s all for January. Stay safe and Happy Gaming. Greetings
PS: I was to include High School Possession on Pending Challenge me games, but I finished it before made this plan, It’s very short, less than 1h 30 min.
8th January Backlog condition: Zombie apocalypse. Time to fight it actively and bravely
AIORI’S 2020 DECEMBER REPORT (2nd report)
December was a nice month with holidays, and I spend a great time with my family, implying less time for playing. The main target of this month was to complete some pending Challenge me game and a couple of games for reviewing purposes. I can’t finish all because at the end I hadn’t the time, but I did some progress.
I beat Solasta and its winter update for reviewing purposes.
Solasta: Crown of the Magister
Solasta is a great D&D RPG where you have a lot of options to customize your party and an interesting variety of skills to use. During the exploration and combats, you can use the environment in your favour, giving space to create your strategies to defeat your enemies. At this moment, it looks very promising, and it’s updated regularly, so maybe you can consider it. Recommendable
I completed Haven for reviewing purposes, TWD Season 2, included in the December monthly theme and a pending Challenge me, and a title out of the initial plan, Hikari! Clover Rescue
Haven is an atypical proposal within the RPG genre. The time-based combat system, the survival on an unknown planet, the relationship between the protagonists, the interaction with the planet inhabitants, give a very different perspective of the genre. I see it oriented to the cooperative play with your girlfriend/boyfriend, because some themes are related to couple dynamics, but it’s enjoyable if you play it alone. Probably, not all RPG players like it, but if you want to try new/different things it’s an interesting title to explore. Recommendable
If you enjoyed the season 1, this game is a worthy successor. It starts some months later after the season 1, and your past decisions will have an impact on this game. Also, Telltale improved the choices' selection, now they have a heavier impact in the development, but there are still decisions that don't really influence. Recommendable
A hentai visual novel with 1h in duration (if you want the cards, it will take you 4 h). The story is not serious, and you will laugh with several moments. The galleries are OK, the images are not animated, and you can't interact with the girls, but every girl has a set of various pics. For its price it's recommendable.
And that’s all for December, I had some titles pending of this plan, which I will include in the next ones with some of my last purchases.
Stay safe and Happy Gaming. Greetings.
Happy (gaming) New Year!! I wish a nice 2021 for all the BLAEO community
Do you hear that? It’s your wallet trembling with fear because… Steam Winter Sales are here! Save yourselves!
Just a little update, I’ve received a nice gift from my Secret Santa, which will goes directly to my December plan! Thanks!!
- Reviews (https://turnbasedlovers.com/author/aiori/) 26
- January 2022 Plan 3
- Finished 2022 0
- August 2021 Plan 5
- January 2021 plan 8
- December 2020 plan 7
- June 2020 plan 11
- May 2020 plan 8
- Challenge me 15th Ferbuary 2021 - Cece09 5
- Challenge me 17th December 2020 - Ninglor03 5
- Challenge me 16th September 2020 - Moony1986 5
- Challenge me 15th August 2020 - JaffaCaffa 5
- Challenge me 16th June 2020 - Aquilla 5
- Challenge me 15th May 2020 - Spamlynguist 5
- Challenge me 15th April 2020 - Ninglor03 5
- Finished 2020 - starting from May 2020 18
- Finished 2021 16
- Presents & Free 86
- Traded 55
- Wishlist 0