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Random Stats V2

Today (13 Augest 2019)

23%
39%
10%
7%
21%

11 Months ago (16 September 2018)

21%
28%
18%
19%
13%

Earliest snapshot I can find of my profile (15 August 2017 to be exact)

15%
15%
30%
29%
11%

Should probably wait so its 12 months but I wanted to post it now.
This past year I embraced marking a much higher percentage of games as "wont play"
If I continue at my current gaming rate I should beat my backlog by next year... \o/
once that happens I'll remove the restrictions I've imposed on myself (and let me buy games for myself on steam/non bundled)
I'll still be working on going back to some of the stuff I've dropped and trying to complete stuff I've beaten but it will be a glorious time.


Bendy and the Ink Machine

6.2 hours, 29 of 60 achievements


Bendy is a horror game with a unique and well done art style. It does a good job of creating a creepy atmosphere with unsettling points (every time you leave and come back a new cutout appears for example) or twisted cartoons and every time you see shadows start to curl and gather you know to hide somewhere and hope you don't get found.
However the game is overly fond of tedius mechanics...80% of it is fetch quests with some of them get through area x to object y and bring it back then return to y and get a second copy then bring it back then return to object y and come back to the point where you've mapped out the path between the start and the destination and can avoid most monsters.
Or fetch quests in mazes that leave you searching around and around unstil you finally find the last hidden object down path xyz.
I still liked it but in comparison to say soma (a horror game I really liked) I found it lacking.

Moonlighter

36.7 hours, 40 of 67 achievements
Challenge Me


Moonlighter was nothing special yet it managed to sync so much of my time. the gameplay loop of fighting and looting then switching to a shop and melo selling was the right kind of addictive. Even though the combat wasn't the best in comparison to straight combat oriented roguelikes (binding of issac, dead cells etc) and even though the selling wasn't as complex as straight management marketing games the combination was pleasant and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.


Other games I beat this past month

Nurse Love Addiction: is a cute yuri vn about nursing school. The story is well written although after a few hours I started losing some of my intrest and just skipped through to get the last endings.
Portal 2: I start portal years ago and played through all the co-op content as well as a bunch of the single player campaign however its only recently that I finally went back and finished it.- real fun co op and while some part of me liked portal 1 better its defenitly a really good game.
Kathy Rain: free (for a time) point and click game that was funner than I thought it would be.
The Darkside Detective: (played most of it months ago offline with sis only recently played the last 2 chapters) This game has some amazing humor and asthetic I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone with a modicum of humor and a slight enjoyment of P&C games.
60 Parsecs!: Not at all what I thought it was 90% of 60 Parsecs is a chose your own adventure story/randomized choice based story. Defenitly going back and trying some more endings some time.

and a list of multiplayer games I played this past month (ask if you want to know more about any of these)

Real Late Post.


Hollow Knight: was hard to get into and difficult however at the end of the day has become one of my favorite games.
the amount of details and the characterization put into bugs and the expanding world really makes it. I managed to “beat it 100%” and after looking into the requirements to beat it “112%” (pantheons..beating every boss in the game back to back) I’ve noped out of completing this. I still have a few things to do (beat the radiance+last few mask shards) but for now I’m happy with my completion percentage.
years ago when I started this I recommended the game to a few people and now I’m recommending again. The hype for it has died down but if you have the game and haven’t played it or have been thinking of picking it up this is me pushing you to do so :3

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

7.0 hours, 7 of 14 achievements
Challenge Me Play or Pay


Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice: This month I’ve started playing and nearly finished Hellblade which is simultaneously interesting and…dull I guess. Idk I’m enjoying it but keep getting minor bugs (all the lighting going away other than spotlights and having to play with high gamma/slightly weird light) or periodic low fps (something something AMD gpu’s? slightly better after setting -USEALLAVAILABLECORES -sm4 but that was supposedly fixed so idk) and getting more annoyed by the bugs/just stopping instead of trying to continue.

Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.6 Tsumihoroboshi

11.3 hours, 15 of 15 achievements
Games Nice People Have Given Me Play or Pay VN


Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.6 Tsumihoroboshi:
Trying not to write spoilers
This is “officially” the answer arc to chapter 1.
however as the description as to what happens in chapter 1 is not nearly as exciting as the answer arc to chapter 2 and while it would be interesting to re do the whole arc like some of the other answers its not as story friendly. This arc chooses to focus on an entirely different plot/story using something that happens in it to answer the questions raised in Onikakushi-hen. It also answers some questions relating to the overarching plot-line (while bringing up more questions than it answers)
All in all this is one of the stronger arcs and one of my favorites.
also not really a spoiler but- This arc appears to be the first one with a happy ending…until you read one of the tips which reveal the true ending. “The manga has Furude Rika tease the reader that he had his “happy ending but decided to turn the page.”

Genital Jousting

5.5 hours, 9 of 28 achievements
Play or Pay


Genital Jousting:
I’m surprised I liked this as much as I did. I got it for the multiplayer but was challenged to play it in this months POP and went through the main story as well.


Bleed 2:
This game looks better than the first one but falls short to it in nearly everything. I really liked Bleed 1 and Bleed 2 is still a good game but its just a bit less fun the levels are too easy and other than 2 of the bosses I went through most of the game without dying/never had to restart a level and I didn’t care much for the story even though its just an excuse for the action.


Recently I got a few horror top-down/rpgmaker games for my GF to play/me to watch.


Mad Father:


 

3.5 hours, 25 of 27 achievements

Was really well done. It created a spooky atmosphere had nice art and other than the screams being really annoying it was a fun experience.

Corpse Party:


 

1.9 hours, 1 of 17 achievements

I’ve had this on my wish-list for years now but its never gone more than 30% on sale so I finally caved and used some humble store credits to make it cheaper…haven’t gotten very far into it (only beat chapter 1) but its real nice so far.

The Crooked Man:


 

0.9 hours, 4 of 27 achievements

Creepy but the mechanics are slightly annoying/ having to check every single area before you hit the specific spot that makes the story progress.

Other than the rest of the crooked man series are there any other good games in this genre? does anyone recommend anything?

Sad Update about dropping.

I just went through my second ABC plan and replaced all the dropped games…in my first plan I just continued through anything dropped but I had already dropped like a third of the new plan…
since the start of this year I’ve been dropping quite a few games.
for various reasons I just dont want to play them anymore.
and some games are trash so I can safely drop them without any worry but other should be good games and its sad that I just can’t get in them…

A few games I’ve dropped recently.

Dreamfall Chapters: I’ve been challenged to play this 3-4 times now. Its a steamgifts win so I have another reason to want to finish this…but for some reason I just can’t get into it…I like story based games and this is popular but I just dont like it. I keep starting it and then 15 minutes later quitting it and doing something else.

The dialog is dumb and simultaniously childish and adult…like it moves from stupid to dark at the drop of a hat. in the first chapter/prolog you walk past people having nightmares-a women crying about her aborted baby or someone trapped in a burning building and you just say “thats so sad, rest in peace dreamer” and the way you say it just sounds fake…
like there are dark themes and the way you say things is worse than alot of fanfictions I’ve read…it wouldn’t be a big deal but its a story based game and dialog is an important part of that…

GOD EATER RESURRECTION: I’m 7(?) hours in and I feel like I’ve seen all the game has to offer…this game reauses the same gameplay loop over and over again and even though there are varried weapons and monsters everything melds together and feels the same…I had fun for about a hour and then slowly lost intrest over the next few. Also remembering LastM’s review saying it made him dislike gaming for awhile I dont want to go through that.

Wings of Vi: This game is too hard…and not in a satisfying way. Super meat boy is hard but the controls are tight enough that if you die you feel like its your fault…this game is full of cheap unavoidable damage sources and the platforming looks fine at first glance but plays really annoyingly. After like a hour of playing it straight my hands started hurting and while people in fourms just state “git gud” but unlike Dark Souls it just comes off as “learn to deal with it” instead of “try and get better”.
I get that its marketed as a hard game but dead cells is hard while remaining fun and this game is just hard.

Killer is Dead: I honestly dont think I like hack and slash games very much…I loved Nier, and had loads of fun with DMC, but I think that was due to the story/graphics and movement/grappling hooks respectivly. This game has higher production quality than I thought going into it but its not enough to make me want to continue…its also making me reconsider other hack and slash games I’ve been wanting to try…


welp these past few days I’ve dropped two of this months POP games…no chance on me dropping the third I’ve been wanting to read higurashi CH.6 for awhile but I still feel kinda guilty…sorry LastM 🙏

mid year stats… skip if your eyes roll over at the thought of numbers.

of the games I’ve played in 2019 so far I’ve completed 8 games and beaten 19 (also dropped 11).
looking at the licenses page on steam (removing DLC) I’ve gained +28 games to my backlog…I barely feel like I’m making a dent in my backlog but hey if you include dropping titles I didn’t like I’m down 10 games. - progress!

Also if you take my unplayed+unfinished from September (171) and my current UP+UF (133) I’ve made a solid 38 game dent in my backlog.
Its not nearly enough and if I follow my current pace it will take years before my backlog is gone. :/ (~20% ~5 years?)
my gaming resolution for 2019 was to halve my unstarted and unfinshed games this year. (from 80 down to 40) and (66 down to 33)…and 5 months in I’m at (57 and 76)
soo… 58% of my unstarted goal and like -30% of my unfinished goal

OOF.

The reason for this goal was to not just shove all my games into the unfinished category and to equally work on my unfinished stuff… I’m failing in that regard. maybe 50% was too optimistic but -30% is worse than even maintaining 0%… I guess I can look to the 18% overall decrease as a positive even if its againsed my goal…anyways on to games.


Played since my last post.



Detention: is a horror point and click game with cool effects and graphics but a tendency to fail in the standard adventure game way…by making nonsensical puzzles and forcing you to break out a guide at times.
for example: At one point you need to read stuff scribbled on a desk…so you find a dead body hanging by his feet and slit his throat with a box cutter to fill a bowl with blood and use that to do a charcoal(blood substituted) print of the desk…thoroughly creepy but what? how was I supposed to figure that out

Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy

0.3 hours, 0 of 3 achievements
Challenge Me



ahh…I thought I could do this game.
honestly Ik its the point of it but I reached a so called check point where a L ledge protected you from falling back down and then while trying to get up past it fell all the way back to the bottom and rage quit…

Dead Cells

Dead Cells

10/10
61.1 hours
42 of 60 achievements

On books

[ game wise I'm only playing dead cells. :3 ]




I haven’t read much in years and years.
I grew out of it a decade or so ago and while I’ve read a few novels since then (I read the Game of Thrones series a few years ago and read as much Brandon Sanderson as I could whenever a new novel came out cause I have to keep on top of my favorite author) I’ve mostly just read webtoons or VN and not nearly with the same sort of compulsion as when I was a kid.

So I recently went on a spree of obsessively adding all the books I remember reading as a kid to my goodreads account…so much time trying to find stuff and I’ve probably missed loads but I think I found most of the important books. 🡆goodreads account🡄

and I want to try reading more again.

but I’m quickly finding my tastes have changed…I reread dirk gently’s holistic detective agency and while it was okay I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I did years ago…and I’ve dropped the two other books I was given for Christmas (Whiplash River and Possible Side Effects)

does anyone have any book recommendations? I’m excited to read Oathbringer as soon as I can but other than that I don’t know what my tastes are any more.

I’m going to try and read a book every month this year (screwed up the challenge on goodreads by reading a few short stories but thats my plan)

smol unimportant update of VN and dead cells

This month me (and gf) have played a lot of Dead Cells…and not much else.
its soooo good and I need to figure out this new dlc like do I need to use a boss cell to get to the cavern or what cause hard mode is to hard for my weak self…


other then that I finished some VN mostly for challenge me/pop’s
and I gotta say of them I really liked One Small Fire at a Time. It surprised me how nice it was I would wholly recommend it to anyone who has it tucked away in thire library somewhere.
However while Eden* and Fault are in no ways bad VN I could barely get through them finding myself skipping ahead in parts whenever I got bored (holding skip for 5 sec every once in a while). Eden is visually amazing and the story is melancholy but one thats feels generic if you’ve watched a lot of drama’s and sci-fi anime/novels/whatever. its character based but I couldn’t find myself caring about either of the two main characters.
Fault 2 feels like it should be better than my memories of 1 I really like stories of magic but I liked the first novel and disliked this
even though I kept thinking “hey thats cool.
crashing to desktop hasn’t been overdone in games yet right?…
so I wanna chalk it up to me not being in the right mood for it and not it being a bad story.
price is well worth its free price…fun but not noteworthy I guess I’d describe it

a dark update for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome everyone’s eyes.

Nearly 2 years later as far as I know I’ve finally finished styx.
I made it harder for myself by focusing on never being seen (reloading if I am caught) on every level but I finally did it.

Styx has some of the best game mechanics and stealth of anything I’ve played…and thats it.
The level design is lacking… unimaginative and repetitive as after the 3d mission they start reusing all the same areas again and again.
The story is functional but I didn’t find it engaging.
However it makes up for it with solid fucking gameplay.
that is all…no intrest in getting the speed medal and no kill insignias for the missions it was so much effort just getting shadow…however I’m excited to try the second game sometime.


Call of Cthulhu is solid.
dark and creepily themed for the most part the stat based system where you can put points into the type of skills you want (picking locks? smashing down the door? seducing the guard?) with multiple ways to get around and through stuff along with a scale of how insane you’ve become based on how many weird things you’ve done like reading books made out of human skin gives you a nice sort of immersion. And the story while hitting every single cliche you could find about Cthulhu and those types of detective stories is really nicely done. I found myself playing late into the night during exam season to finish it.

my one gripe with this game is the FUCKING SHAMBLER. slight spoiler but the regular stealth sequences are fine but ho boi do I fucking hate the shambler stealth sequences it can always run faster than you and hear you and stabby stabby eat your face and make you cry. Why do story games have to put in bullshit like this its fucking soma all over again gdamned monster

Among the Sleep

1.9 hours, 1 of 10 achievements

Challenge Me


Among the sleep was both surprisingly better than I thought it would be and not as scary…for some reason I thought it would be more horror pain and suffering but nope.

Yomawari: Night Alone

2.2 hours, 2 of 27 achievements

Observer

1.9 hours, 1 of 19 achievements


I just started playing >Observer_ and yomawari among other things both are fun enough for me to want to continue but neither interest me enough to play unless I’m killing time

Taking a look back at 2018's resolutions and my goals.
I played more games than I planned and while I didn't manage to make it a nice 100 I changed my goal near the end to be 123 and I made that
so hey- 123 games played (started/dropped/beaten)
I failed moving my average cheevo completion up dont know what I was thinking or how I thought I could make that...its still at 50%
as for not buying any games for myself...I was weak and bought the answer arc for umineko as soon as I finished teh question arcs.
but other than that and a few small things that bareelyyy count I haven't broken it..
now seeing as how I have other things on my mind I dont have as much time for games this upcoming year. However my new resolutions.

Ompromptu Gaming Resolutions for 2019

  • Continue doing a PoP and a challenge me every month :3
  • half my unstarted and unfinshed games this year. (from 80 down to 40) and (66 down to 33)

smol nearly empty update mostly for myself.

I didn’t play much this month due to school and social stuff…
I’ve beaten

and thats it. (single player wise)
Hotline Miami was fast paced and I could play it in small bursts at a time. it ramped up difficulty and became punishing (although became easier near the end? feel like the last 6 chapters were nothing) but never felt “unfair” despite pitting you againsed horrid odds and stacking everything againsed you.


a side note I bought and played

with friends and its honestly super fun.
the concept is simple and its not like theres “endless hours of entertainment” but for what it is its one of the most fun I’ve had (playing with a friend) in the past while and I’m definitely planning on playing it again.


My last challenge me was sad... I tried each of the games in it and totally plan on playing/finishing most of them (will probably nope out of outlast though I tried it and I’m too much of a wuss to continue tbh…) but I didn’t have enough time to get into them right now…maybe when schools done and I just have work cause work doesn’t carry over afterwards (no homework/labs/design projects you have to do at home)…also I broke and bought a few games on steam even though I told myself I couldn’t unstil my backlog shrunk…at least it was cause I had wallet money from cards that I could use and not me just being weak)