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)


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:

Game Achievements Time played Condition Motive
images 1/50 40 minutes Unfinished Monthly Theme
images 8/58 4 hours Unfinished Review
images 1/10 12.1 h Unfinished Time to finish it
images 1/24 32 min Unfinished Reserve

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!

Aiori

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

5% (49/974)
2% (19/974)
17% (167/974)
73% (711/974)
3% (28/974)

6th August 2021

6% (64/1111)
2% (21/1111)
17% (184/1111)
73% (813/1111)
3% (29/1111)

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:

Game Achievements Condition Playtime
images 7/23 Unfinished (Monthly theme) 4.6 h
images 0/31 Never played 0 h
images 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

images No Unfinished 4.6 h

Games for Reviewing
This month I have a title to review, it will be launched in a few weeks

images 0/4 Unfinished 2 h

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.

images 1/50 Unfinished 30 min
images 0/53 Never played 0 h
images 0/50 Never played 0 h

And that’s all for January. Stay safe and Happy Gaming. Greetings

Aiori

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

5.03% (49/974)
1.95% (19/974)
17.15% (167/974)
73.00% (711/974)
2.87% (28/974)

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.

Beaten games

I beat Solasta and its winter update for reviewing purposes.

Half-Life 2

Solasta: Crown of the Magister

No rating for Early Access
28.7 hours
no achievements

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

Preview Here

Completed Games

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

Half-Life 2

Haven

9
20.6 hours
30 of 30 achievements

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

Complete Review Here

Half-Life 2

The Walking Dead: Season Two

9
9.2 hours
40 of 40 achievements

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

Half-Life 2

Hikari! Clover Rescue

6
4.0 hours
no achievements

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.

Aiori

Happy (gaming) New Year!! I wish a nice 2021 for all the BLAEO community

Merry Christmas!!

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!!

DECEMBER 2020 AIORI’S PLAN

After some months of absence because tons of work (and more is pending), now I have more free time. This month main target is going to finish some past challenge me games, also I collaborate on a web, and have some reviews pending, so probably I will have to play a couple of games for this purpose. Plus, some pending challenge me games fits the monthly theme. My December list will be:

Pending Challenge me games

Game Achievements Condition Hours played
images 0/31 Never played 0 h
images 7/23 Unfinished 4.6 h
images 0/40 Unfinished (PC), Completed in other platforms 0 h
images 0/35 Unfinished (PC), Completed in other platforms 0 h

Secret Santa

images 0/50 Never played 0 h

Other games

images No Unfinished, Early Access 12.7 h
images ??/?? Release 3rd December 0 h

And nothing more for the moment, viewing my backlog and my current situation, I will try not to buy anything next year, at least until summer, except if some people gift me one, or they are temporally free. As you can see, I have tons of pending gaming.

Good December to all of you. Take care

Aiori

1st December backlog condition: catastrophic

6.15% (44/715)
2.38% (17/715)
23.36% (167/715)
64.06% (458/715)
4.06% (29/715)