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
(15.04.2021 - 15.05.2021)
Lets be extra funny this round. Try to pick at least one game that fits the monthly theme. Something tagged with Funny, Cute or Comedy.
And please try to pick shortly after adding a reservation comment.

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.

  • Maize

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

Report #309: Maize


Very funny game finished. I thought it is a walking simulator but has more elements of a point&click. You play in a 3D world, some of the areas are locked and are unlocking sooner or later by progress. You even come back to some locations.
Was stuck a few times as I had no clue where to go next or where the f… a specific door was. I am really bad at remembering places ;)


Also finished Batch #29

  • The Outer Worlds

    35 hours playtime

    28 of 68 achievements

  • The Room Three

    7 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

  • Control Ultimate Edition

    35 hours playtime

    67 of 67 achievements

  • Zup! F

    2 hours playtime

    640 of 640 achievements

  • Unforeseen Incidents

    18 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

  • Hector: Ep 1

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hector: Ep 2

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hector: Ep 3

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Paperbark

    4 hours playtime

    25 of 25 achievements

  • Maize

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Paperbark

    4 hours playtime

    25 of 25 achievements

Report #308: Paperbark


A very beautiful game. You play a wombat and try to survive. Surrounding is a watercolored painting and reveals when you move around.
The game is rather short, the collectibles takes more time to collect than finishing the whole story.

  • Hector: Ep 1

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hector: Ep 2
    Hector: Ep 2

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hector: Ep 3
    Hector: Ep 3

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

Report #307: Hector: Ep 1 - 3


Just finished this rather old Telltale game. It has a very classic gameplay. You only need a mouse to play, click or double click is enough. The game is split into 3 episodes, each of the episodes starts with a small tutorial, an easy room and then some more complex scenes. You need to collect items, combine and use them. Story is nice, only voice acting is a bit weird. At least Episode 1 and 2 sounded a lot like it was recorded on the toilet.
All togother nice 15 hours and glad to have played it once.

  • Unforeseen Incidents

    18 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

Report #306: Unforeseen Incidents


I wanted to play a nice point and click and was not disappointed. Very nice story and the puzzles are not overly complicated. First chapter is very easy, mostly obvious tasks. It gets a bit trickier later. I found it a bit hard to pause the game for a day, because there is no journal or questlog. So remembering what do next was kind of hard.

  • Control Ultimate Edition

    35 hours playtime

    67 of 67 achievements

Report #305: Control Ultimate Edition


Just finished a very awesome game. Picked it up during the winter sale and got a bit frustrated, when it was announced to be part of Humble Choice. But luckily I got the real ultimate edition with all the DLCs.
The game is really great. Story is really thrilling and mechanics are also nice. With super powers like shield, levitate, launch and weapons. Also the DLCs are really cool. One of them has a lot of references to other game of the studio.

Definitively goes into my “Game of the year” reminder list.

Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.03.2021 - 15.04.2021)
Third Challenge Me! for this brand new year 2021. Lets try to support your fellow Assassin and help them to get a game done for the monthly theme. Try to pick something that matches.

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.

  • The Room Three

    7 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

Report #304: The Room Three


And also the third game done from the franchise. And this one is even greater. Whereas the first two games were rather linear until the end, this one splits up and you have a total of 4 different endings.
After you complete an ending you can get back and try to find the others as well. The good thing is, that every artifact you already collected stays in inventory for the replay of the ending. Took me 4.5h to get to the first ending. 2 hours more and I got all remaining endings.

  • The Outer Worlds

    35 hours playtime

    28 of 48 achievements

Report #303: The Outer Worlds


I was so disappointed last year, when it released as exclusive game on Epic. Waited a long time to actually play it on Steam. And here we go.
Absolutely great game, reminds me a lot of Bioshock and Fallout. Enjoyed it. Not going for 100% achievements, I am just too bad in first-person shooter.

Now I’ll wait for the remaining DLCs

  • Unravel

    15 hours playtime

    26 of 26 achievements

Report #302: Unravel


A really nice game. If you have time, please try it yourself.
Basically a platformer, but you are a character made of rope. And moving forward, you get untied. Checkpoints will get you more rope.

Finishing it once took me probably around 5-7 hours, can’t really remember exactly. Getting remaining achievements needs a big of focus. You need to replay each level and finish it without dying. If you die, you have to restart the level. Sometimes frustrating.
Secrets are not too hard, some are very nicely hidden.