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.


Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.02.2019 - 15.03.2019)
Day 45: Still fighing our backlog. Haha, guess that could be true for every day in every year ;)
Let's fight our backlog by asking others to pick 5 games to tackle first. Head to the comments and apply to the challenge.

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.

  • J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars

    19 hours playtime

    40 of 40 achievements

Report #209: J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars

Far far away from earth


Nicely made point&click game. Enjoyed it. You wake up in a space ship, but the ship is damaged. Then you take your robot and explore a few planets, discovering the story, what happened.

The DLCs are a spin off one of the puzzles, where you need to build electronic schematics with a special set of components. The DLCs are looking very outdated, graphics are not as good as the base game.

  • Kona

    13 hours playtime

    35 of 35 achievements

Report #208: Kona

Solve the mystery in Canada


Finished a lovely game, picked by ernesttico for PoP. Really enjoyed and after finishing it with about 5-6 hours playtime I started a new game, to get some other achievements. Finally loading my first playthrough and got all the collectibles. Nicely made game. The end is more like a horror game with survival elements (heat, health, mental)

  • Human Resource Machine

    8 hours playtime

    16 of 16 achievements

Report #207: Human Resource Machine

Time for simple assembler


I got a good rhythm. Finishing quite a lot of games recently.

Not the first programming game I played, but this has been by far the easiest. Basicly you write an assembler program, with a very limited instruction set. In total there are about 30 programs to write, from simple in/out, filter, sorting, division, modulo, etc. I found the graphic editor to write those programs very annoying. But luckily you can write the code in Notepad++ and just copy&paste it into the game.

Being a software developer clearly helps.

  • DreadOut: Keepers of The Dark

    8 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

Report #206: DreadOut: Keepers of The Dark

Different kind of horror game


And another game beaten. This one has been on my list for quite a while. Bought it 2017 during a sale, installed with multiple times, but because the game hardly gives you any hints on what to actually do, I dropped it quite often. But then I sat down, read through the first parts of a walkthrough and decided to give it a try.

Was quite nice, but I am not sure, if horror is the best genre for me. There are jump scares and the controls are bit sloppy.

But overall, with the help of the walkthrough, I managed to get all achievements in one playthrough

  • South Park The Fractured But Whole

    55 hours playtime

    35 of 35 achievements

Report #205: South Park The Fractured But Whole

Revisiting games


Just another revisited game done. Bought the season pass during the christmas sale. After I played it through almost exactly a year ago, I missed only one achievement (playing a black character on master difficulty), I decided to wait for the season pass. Turned out, that there are no new achievements, so the only one I missed was done by playing the main story again. After that I reloaded my completed playthrough from a year ago, mostly because I have all the items there. Finished the two story DLCs as well, the arena DLC was not of my interest, so I skipped that.

Master difficulty was hard, but probably mainly, because I did almost only the main story and didn't have the recommended might, when doing the mission

After all, a nice South Park game, but not as good as the first game

That made my perfect game score raises to 222

  • Little Nightmares

    18 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

Report #204: Little Nightmares

Revisiting games


Just finished my revisit of Little Nightmares. When I was playing it a long time ago, I was just playing through the main story once. Missed a lot of collectibles and didn't own the season pass. After buying the season pass during Christmas sale I motivated myself, to play the main story again with all collectibles, finished the three DLCs and even finished the speedrun without dying. Pretty hard that last part.

Now I can archive the game as 100% perfect game

  • TARTARUS

    5 hours playtime

    8 of 8 achievements

Report #203: TARTARUS

Nice game, horrible ending


I got this game as a christmas gift. Was on my wishlist for a while, from what I saw in the store page screenshots it was very cool.

You start after something happens with your spaceship/spacestation. Someone on the radio helps you find your remaining crew. To do that, you need to solve some riddles. It definitively helps to have some kind of IT background.

What I didn't like was the ending. After solving puzzles, walking around and playing a relaxing game, you are forced to be confronted an enemy that can kill you instantly. The only way to survive is to run aways for at least 90secs. Well first you need to activate an escape pod and then wait 90sec for the activation. Why are devs doing such a switch of genre.

Anyway, now I have finished Batch #16. So another 10 games finished. Thrilled to see, what the next 10 games might be.

Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.01.2019 - 15.02.2019)
Hello 2019. Hope you all had a great time welcoming the new year. Without further distractions, let's start with another round of challenges.
To make it easier for your contestant, please try to pick a game from the list of games for Januar theme

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.

  • Kung Fu Panda Showdown of Legendary Legends

    19 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

Report #202: Kung Fu Panda Showdown of Legendary Legends

Kung Fu Panda themed Smash bros


Just finished and got all achievements in Kung Fu Panda. Not too bad game. It got a good discount during the Christmas sale. Downside of that is, that it will not count as perfect game on Astats soon.

With all DLCs, you have around 28 playable characters. Which gives enough freedom to finish the tournament with 20 characters. Glad there is no achievement for playing it on a specific difficulty setting. The only bad achievements are the achievement to win an online match - thanks to Skull18 to help out - and KO 1000 opponents.

Sad story: Advertised to be removed January 1st. Now on 14th still available. But according to dev they told Valve about the removal and are shocked, that it is still sold. I am curious how that is managed legally, because according to the Dev, the license expires January 1st. So basicly the game might be sold without license since then.

Anyway, not too bad game.