goodbye ♣ Coraline Castell ♣’s profile

“I like pancakes. And games, mostly indie games. Point ‘n Clicks are my favorite type. I also love games from the ’90s and ’80s. The Curse of Monkey Island is my favorite game ever.”


Sigh.

Welly welly well well

So.

The new updates to BLAEO's code grabbed a pile of poo-poo and threw it at my home fan at such an angle as to spread the feces all over my tabs. That means my tab codes are now ghastly. Yes, most of my code just turned into a funky mess which I simply won't bother to clean up any time soon.

I'm quite joyous. Anyone else sharing the mirth?


The elucidating bubbles were taken and then 'modded' from Night In The Woods, a brilliant game.

Too busy and lazy to properly update

Just came back from a 11-day Steam hiatus, as I've been studying and working a lot.

I hope everyone's doing alright! Also, I've finished and completed a considerable amount of games since the last update – as always. Hope the same applies to you. (:


P.S.: Was mandrill the one in charge of the code porting to the new domain? I’d like to get in touch with someone with knowledge of the whole the change log.

Long Time No Update...

I have been gaming, a bit. I’ve just been too lazy (and too busy) to post here – I’m sorry.


Complete Since Last Update

  • Heaven Island - VR MMO
    Heaven Island - VR MMO

    61 minutes playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • The Lion's Song
    The Lion's Song

    2 hours playtime

    20 of 20 achievements

  • Message Quest
    Message Quest

    2 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

  • Borderless Gaming
    Borderless Gaming

    17 minutes playtime

    1 of 1 achievements

  • The Last Door - Collector's Edition
    The Last Door - Collector's Edition

    7 hours playtime

    16 of 16 achievements

  • Plantera
    Plantera

    9 hours playtime

    29 of 29 achievements

  • Year Walk
    Year Walk

    3 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

  • Rituals
    Rituals

    79 minutes playtime

    7 of 7 achievements

  • Aurora Nights
    Aurora Nights

    33 minutes playtime

    5 of 5 achievements

A huge boost to my AVG Game %.

Since my last update, I've dedicated some effort into raising my AVG Game %. Therefore, I've focused on completing new, quick titles and completing games I've only before beaten.

I recommend all these games if you're looking for a quick challenge and a boost to you completion rate. Above of all, most of them were really fun to beat too. I strongly recommend Year Walk, The Last Door and The Lion's Song (the last of which I beat only the first chapter, the only one that is available for now – and for FREE).


Beaten Since We Last Spoke

  • Between Me and The Night
    Between Me and The Night

    5 hours playtime

    15 of 18 achievements

  • Fox & Flock
    Fox & Flock

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

Meaning to beat these for a long time.

I had been stuck on both games until very recently. Between Me had an outrageously clunky inventory interface that made it very hard to play on a 360 controller. Ever since acquiring my Steam Controller, I was able to play it and beat it. I'll have to revisit is soon for all the achievies. As for Fox & Flock, I was just dumber before and couldn't get past one puzzle level. In the end, it proved to be quite simple – with a fantastically executed soundtrack.


I've Been Addicted To...

A "place of power" in The Witcher 3.

...The Witcher 3!

During the recent Witcher franchise sale, a couple of weeks back, a Steam friend of mine gifted me with one of the best games I've ever played, The Witcher 3. The friend in question goes by little'bird, and I've got so much to thank her for! I've been having heaps of fun.

If you're fond of a great storytelling, RPGs and/or lore, it's past time you give TW3 a shot! However, I believe most of you already had the pleasure.

This is my first look into any Witcher game and I'm playing on the "Story and Sword" difficulty. It's chill enough, and I'm loving all the exploration bits. Gotta kill those darn "?s"!


Source of polygon art: www.citrograph.com

Succeeding!

I've had a considerable avg. game completion rate increase since I last prowled about in here! That is a good indicator that I've been beating and completing many of my games, and succeeding on the path of the true Backlog Assassin.

Yet another update!


Broken neck

  • Antenna
    Antenna

    41 minutes playtime

    5 of 5 achievements

A cold body.

An easy, short and free game was all I needed to waste some time. But beware if you intend to play it: it contains one absolutelly annoying puzzle.


Lost the fight at the Fight Club

  • Void & Meddler
    Void & Meddler

    3 hours playtime

    12 of 22 achievements

  • Party Hard
    Party Hard

    12 hours playtime

    20 of 26 achievements

They went limp, so according to the third rule, the fight was over.

Void & Meddler was amazingly good. I only beat the game once, and on 'normal' mode; now I'm striving to get all the achievements and endings. As for Party Hard, it gets old fast, but at least I finished the main campaign.


Music

I've been absolutelly re-addicted to Papo y Yo's soundtrack, after a fellow assassin mentioned the game in a post. Cheers, Shax!


As for the monthly theme...

Movie recommendations!

A varied selection of worthy of your time time-travel movies.


Title: Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Synopsis: "In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet." –IMDB


Original title: Toki o kakeru shôjo (2006)

Synopsis: "A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own." –IMDB


Title: Primer (2004)

Synopsis:"Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention." –IMDB

Personal warning: Although Primer is one of the best when it comes to time travel, it's also one of the most difficult movies on the subject to grasp. That being said, don't dream of trying to grasp every detail on a first watch; you won't.


For those who like to read...

I recommend a short story, "All You Zombies", by Robert A. Heinlein, one of the masters of Sci-Fi. It's only 9 pages long, and guaranteed to make your brain noodles knot.

Second Update

A little bit late because I got angry at HTML and left this one in the oven for around 5 days too late.


Blood spilled

  • The Purring Quest
    The Purring Quest

    4 hours playtime

    23 of 23 achievements

  • Spoiler Alert
    Spoiler Alert

    3 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

Now dead.

Last week I made a trophy out of two souls: The Purring Quest and Spoiler Alert. Both were annoying platformers with much room for improvement, albeit the love purred (pun intended) into the former does grant it some merit. The targets were found and killed in one day each. The payment was a significant increase in my avarage killing rate.

All in all, I recommend both games for those who enjoy and are good with platformers. If not, they might be too unforgiving to be hunt down.


Beaten to a pulp

  • Lume
    Lume

    66 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Puzzle Agent
    Puzzle Agent

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Tales of the Orient: The Rising Sun
    Tales of the Orient: The Rising Sun

    13 hours playtime

    15 of 16 achievements

Laying on the floor bleeding.

This week I went after a few targets in order to beat them. I succeeded at knocking out Lume (the quickest one to surrender), Puzzle Agent and Tales of the Orient: The Rising Sun. I still have unfinished business with Tales, however, but I shall leave that for some other time.

Puzzle Agent ended up being a lot more fun than I had anticipated, and I strongly recommend it. I can't wait to purchase the second installment. Lume was far too short and I didn't like the puzzle style. I still recommend it for its aesthetics, though. Tales of the Orient I played as much as I did for the achievements, it wasn't much fun in itself, nor innovative in its mechanics. Take that as you will.


Closer to death

  • Terraria
    Terraria

    2 hours playtime

    6 of 88 achievements

  • Hand Of Fate
    Hand Of Fate

    8 hours playtime

    9 of 53 achievements

  • Viridi
    Viridi

    4 hours playtime

    14 of 47 achievements

  • Borderlands
    Borderlands

    11 hours playtime

    21 of 80 achievements

Prey.

I finally moved past only one achievement in Terraria after playing it with one of my best friends, Sam. I finally get what it is about and why it is so much fun. He'll help me slit this one's throat in no time.

Hand of Fate is proving to be an engaging challenge, even for a casual gamer like myself it is still not more than what I bargained for. I finally reach 50% on story mode this week, killing half of the nasty bosses and another one.

Viridi I decided to kill this one by prolonged exposition to Mercury. Likewise, it's taking forever. Months, even. Oh well, if mercury could kill the amazing Amadeus Mozart in time, I believe so can I with Viridi.

Last but not least, Borderlands is a blast with my great friend, Arthur (~ Smoke Mid Everyday ~). We finally reached level 25 together, finished all Arid Badlands missions and some other cool stuff! Only took us a little over 10 hours. Whew.


I took a peak at...

One of many stunning views in Firewatch.

Playable characters in Blizzard's Overwatch.

Firewatch & Overwatch

At my friend Sam's house. Since we share Steam libraries, I'm hoping to play more Firewatch at my own house (if my computer can run it) and figure out what the heck is that game about. Seriously, it's a puzzle to me. I'm not ashamed to say I spent around 10 minutes laughing and picking stuff up and throwing on the ground much to my friend's dismay. It was worth it.

As for Overwatch, I don't think I'll be buying it any time soon (if ever). I mean, it is great fun, but far too expensive and computer demanding for me to acquire it. The characters are amazing, though. I enjoyed playing with D.Va and Soldier 76 especially; I strongly recommend watching the Overwatch shorts and digging into its backstory, I found it to be very very rich.

Statistics
608 games (+5 not categorized yet)
39% never played
33% unfinished
6% beaten
19% completed
3% won't play