Anti-Backlogging Strategy 2.0 Daerphen’s profile

It’s about time to get rid of all my backlogged games… Ok I will be serious, I will try to get rid of some of them. So here is how I will try to manage that.


  • Drizzlepath: Glass

    1 hour playtime

    1 of 1 achievements

Report #321: Drizzlepath: Glass


Quickly finished another walking game. Although I was very suprised at one jump scare. Did not expect that scene.
Anyway, was nice and quickly done

  • aMAZE 3D

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hex Two
    Hex Two

    7 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

  • Drizzlepath
    Drizzlepath

    59 minutes playtime

    no achievements

Report #320: Puzzle and Walking


Just quickly finished three short games from Winter Sale 2019. Motivated by the current monthly theme and also because I kind of avoided my currently long playing game (Horizon Zero Dawn). aMaze was kind of difficult for the eye due to camera position. Hex two was as good as the previous one. Drizzlepath was very very short. Crashed two times as I was adjusting the graphics to my WQHD display, keeping it on 1280x720 resolution avoided further crashes.

The end of Batch #31

  • Caffeine

    2 hours playtime

    11 of 11 achievements

  • Overcooked! 2

    27 hours playtime

    54 of 54 achievements

  • Bridge Constructor Portal

    22 hours playtime

    26 of 26 achievements

  • It Takes Two

    13 hours playtime

    20 of 20 achievements

  • The Room 4: Old Sins

    6 hours playtime

    9 of 9 achievements

  • Sea of Solitude

    8 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

  • The House of Da Vinci 2

    11 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

  • aMAZE 3D

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hex Two

    7 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

  • Drizzlepath

    59 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • The House of Da Vinci 2

    11 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

Report #319: The House of Da Vinci 2


Making really good progress here. Fith game I bought during the summer sale. Already played the House of Da Vinci last year (I think) and when this one game out, I instantly wishlisted it. Well bought it this year and was not disappointed. The usual kind of game, machines that just need the correct handle, button, or other input at the correct time in the correct order.
One playthrough took just below 7 hours, so got the 7 hour and 10 hours achievement. Went for 4 missing achievements in two chapters and the replayed the whole game for the 4 hour “speed run”. Well when you know where you find all the stuff and how to progress, took me 2 hours 45 minutes to play through the story a second time.

If you like games like the first House of Da Vinci or The Room, then you should definitively play this one as well.

Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.07.2021 - 15.08.2021)
And already have of the year happened again. Lets dive into the next Challenge Me!. Please try to include something from your fellow assassins library that was release in the last 12 months.

For Pickers. Just copy paste and complete the data :)

* [GAME#1](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#1-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#1-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#2](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#2-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#2-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#3](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#3-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#3-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#4](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#4-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#4-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#5](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#5-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#5-HLTBTIME

  • Please make sure your games are sorted by completion before applying.
  • If you so desire and you have at least 5 unplayed SG wins, the 5 games can be picked out of your SG wins (instead of only 2/5). Just note it in your application comment.
  • Note in your post if you're ok playing multiplayer only games.
  • Same for Early Access (I know some people want to wait for release).
  • When you finish one (or more) of the games picked for you, please post an update by replying to your picker's comment.
  • If the game has achievements, you can link to either the Steam or Astats page corresponding to your progress.
  • If the game doesn't have achievements, please post a screenshot showing your completion.
  • Finally, if you have completed all the games that were assigned to you but want another go at it, feel free to post another application.
  • You can pick for/challenge up to 2 fellow assassins, please refrain to pick more so everybody who wants get a chance at it.
  • You can pick for anybody who has applied and hasn't been given a list yet, unless they specified otherwise (see next point). It is recommended to signal with a "reserved" comment that you're currently picking for that person. This way it'll avoid the situation where you spend time picking games just to come back to somebody's comment 2 minutes prior.
  • Please use the following criteria when picking a list for somebody.
  • Pick exactly 5 games
  • Length-wise: at least 2 short games (under 10h to beat) and 2 medium (under 15-20h). You can use HLTB to check the time, or more conveniently the Enhanced Steam browser extension (it shows the HLTB time directly on the game's steam page). That rule can be overridden by the bottom (i.e. pick 5 short games) but not the other way around, as not everybody has the same time to dedicate to gaming.
  • Pick two SG wins unless the person specified SG wins only, in which case pick only in the applicant's SG wins list.
  • Quality-wise: at least 3 of the 5 games should have a positive (or above) rating. You can use this site to quickly sort games in a user's library by ratings (thanks to JaffaCaffa for the suggestion).
  • Please, respect the applicant's choice regarding multiplayer-only and Early access games, as well as other requests (exclusion of certain genre etc.).
  • Please use the code below to post your comment, it's already formatted, you just have to copy/paste & complete the data.

Do I have to participate in this event?
No, this is an event to help you reduce your backlog. If you already have a plan and don't want anyone to pick games for you, you're free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the event?
Absolutely nothing.

What happens if I play all the games picked for me this month?
Still nothing. (You might get a shiny profile badge at some later date. And you can come back for another batch.)

What if I don’t have time to play 5 games?
Don’t worry, one is enough, we’re just asking the pickers to select 5 to give the player a little choice.

One of the game picked for me won’t run on my computer for X or Y reason, what do I do?
If this happens, please notify the picker by replying his comment and ask them to pick a replacement. If the original picker don’t give you an answer within 24h, don’t panic, just leave a comment and we’ll pick one for you. Meanwhile, you could try one of the other picked games if you haven't played them all yet.

I played all 5 games that were picked for me and I want more!
If you have completed all 5 games and reported your completion to the original comment, you can make a new request for another list.

When picking for other people, can I only pick “never played” games?
Not necessarily, you can also pick games that seem to have been abandoned but haven’t been categorized as “won’t play”. No beaten or completed games, or games being currently played obviously.

Why are there so many rules for picking the games? I can’t be bothered!
We’re trying to make this enjoyable for everyone so if you decide to pick games for others, please read and follow the rules. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for the pickers too, but if it’s bothering you too much, remember you don’t need to pick games for others to join the challenge.

I’m new here, can I join the challenge?
Yes of course (and welcome to BLAEO). Please just be sure to have your games sorted by progress before signing up for the challenge, to make it easier for your picker.

  • Sea of Solitude

    8 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

Report #318: Sea of Solitude


Another game played from my sale purchases. This one got my attention as it as a great look. Kind of reminded me of submerged but turned out to be completely different ;)

It has a really dark story and there are some really scary moments where I got some goosebumps from escaping the monsters.

Really glad to have played it. Took 4h to finish it once and another 4h to get remaining achievements and collectibles with a guide.

  • The Room 4: Old Sins

    6 hours playtime

    9 of 9 achievements

Report #317: The Room 4: Old Sins


Absolutely beautiful game. Worthy successor of the previous 3 “The Room” games. The story is very intense and once you dig a bit into it you want to finish it in almost one session. Of course you might run out of time and you have to continue the next day.

  • It Takes Two

    13 hours playtime

    20 of 20 achievements

Report #316: It Takes Two


This is by far the best coop game I played in recent times. The screen is for most of the time split. You can always see what the other player sees. Sometimes I thought that it is a bit annoying. But in th end there are lots of puzzles where this is very helpful.
Maybe it could have been a little bit more content? We finished the story with around 10-11 hours, rest was spent on remaining achievements.

  • Bridge Constructor Portal

    22 hours playtime

    26 of 26 achievements

Report #315: Bridge Constructor Portal


Another bridge constructor game taken down. As the name already suggest it is themed in Valve’s Portal games. In the base game you just have to finish the level similar to other bridge constructor games. From the start bring the vehicles to the finish. Use the portals that are placed around the room, take down the sentries and avoid the laser beams.

In the DLC you have to play the portals on your own and make it from start to finish.

Very nice game.

  • Overcooked! 2

    27 hours playtime

    54 of 54 achievements

Report #314: Overcooked! 2

Co-op time


Another coop game finished. Took us not too long, but till the end it get very boring and was hard to keep eyes open.
The base game and the DLCs are really nice. Already played the first game on PS4, when it was part of the PS+ games. They added a lot more mechanics and in one DLC (the one with the zombies) they even added a survival mode.

Only the achievements were kind of nerve wracking. Like burn 500 buckets of coal where probably a normal playthrough gets one player like 10-30 buckets. And each player is counted seperately, no shared counter. So if you are not into achievements you might need 5 hours less.

Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.06.2021 - 15.07.2021)
Pick your favourite instrument to play .... games. Keyboard, Mouse, Controller, ... doesn't really matter. But please find a game suitable for the June tune theme. Pick a game with a soundtrack or main feature is about music/rythm

For Pickers. Just copy paste and complete the data :)

* [GAME#1](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#1-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#1-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#2](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#2-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#2-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#3](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#3-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#3-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#4](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#4-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#4-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#5](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#5-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#5-HLTBTIME

  • Please make sure your games are sorted by completion before applying.
  • If you so desire and you have at least 5 unplayed SG wins, the 5 games can be picked out of your SG wins (instead of only 2/5). Just note it in your application comment.
  • Note in your post if you're ok playing multiplayer only games.
  • Same for Early Access (I know some people want to wait for release).
  • When you finish one (or more) of the games picked for you, please post an update by replying to your picker's comment.
  • If the game has achievements, you can link to either the Steam or Astats page corresponding to your progress.
  • If the game doesn't have achievements, please post a screenshot showing your completion.
  • Finally, if you have completed all the games that were assigned to you but want another go at it, feel free to post another application.
  • You can pick for/challenge up to 2 fellow assassins, please refrain to pick more so everybody who wants get a chance at it.
  • You can pick for anybody who has applied and hasn't been given a list yet, unless they specified otherwise (see next point). It is recommended to signal with a "reserved" comment that you're currently picking for that person. This way it'll avoid the situation where you spend time picking games just to come back to somebody's comment 2 minutes prior.
  • Please use the following criteria when picking a list for somebody.
  • Pick exactly 5 games
  • Length-wise: at least 2 short games (under 10h to beat) and 2 medium (under 15-20h). You can use HLTB to check the time, or more conveniently the Enhanced Steam browser extension (it shows the HLTB time directly on the game's steam page). That rule can be overridden by the bottom (i.e. pick 5 short games) but not the other way around, as not everybody has the same time to dedicate to gaming.
  • Pick two SG wins unless the person specified SG wins only, in which case pick only in the applicant's SG wins list.
  • Quality-wise: at least 3 of the 5 games should have a positive (or above) rating. You can use this site to quickly sort games in a user's library by ratings (thanks to JaffaCaffa for the suggestion).
  • Please, respect the applicant's choice regarding multiplayer-only and Early access games, as well as other requests (exclusion of certain genre etc.).
  • Please use the code below to post your comment, it's already formatted, you just have to copy/paste & complete the data.

Do I have to participate in this event?
No, this is an event to help you reduce your backlog. If you already have a plan and don't want anyone to pick games for you, you're free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the event?
Absolutely nothing.

What happens if I play all the games picked for me this month?
Still nothing. (You might get a shiny profile badge at some later date. And you can come back for another batch.)

What if I don’t have time to play 5 games?
Don’t worry, one is enough, we’re just asking the pickers to select 5 to give the player a little choice.

One of the game picked for me won’t run on my computer for X or Y reason, what do I do?
If this happens, please notify the picker by replying his comment and ask them to pick a replacement. If the original picker don’t give you an answer within 24h, don’t panic, just leave a comment and we’ll pick one for you. Meanwhile, you could try one of the other picked games if you haven't played them all yet.

I played all 5 games that were picked for me and I want more!
If you have completed all 5 games and reported your completion to the original comment, you can make a new request for another list.

When picking for other people, can I only pick “never played” games?
Not necessarily, you can also pick games that seem to have been abandoned but haven’t been categorized as “won’t play”. No beaten or completed games, or games being currently played obviously.

Why are there so many rules for picking the games? I can’t be bothered!
We’re trying to make this enjoyable for everyone so if you decide to pick games for others, please read and follow the rules. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for the pickers too, but if it’s bothering you too much, remember you don’t need to pick games for others to join the challenge.

I’m new here, can I join the challenge?
Yes of course (and welcome to BLAEO). Please just be sure to have your games sorted by progress before signing up for the challenge, to make it easier for your picker.