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.

Challenges


Status report (April 2022) - Challenge 20/22

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I will try to do a status update of my Challenge 20/22 progress. Report of April progress.
Progress came almost to a stop. Work and also buying a house and preparing the relocation made me play almost only Pixel Puzzle Ultimate as this was nice to drop in and out whenever there was some spare time

Game Playtime Achievements Comment
80 Days 7h 6/35 -
A Way Out 7h 14/14 -
Aragami 6h 13/51 -
Brütal Legend 18h 5/59 -
DEATH STRANDING 4h 10/63 -
Door Kickers 4h 6/43 -
Dying Light 10h 9/78 -
ELEX 41h 8/50 Almost no progress, just a little.
Fallout: New Vegas 137h 75/75 -
Hamilton’s Great Adventure 1h 4/26 -
Horizon Zero Dawn 33h 22/79 -
Lucius II 4.7h 12/65 -
Outer Wilds 46m 0/31 -
OUTRIDERS 48h 42/46 Not played this month
Resident Evil 7 1h 5/58 -
Röki 20h 32/32 -
Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice 2h 3/34 -
Seven: Enhanced Edition 22h 20/35 -
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 8h 13/40 -
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 64h 26/75 Installed it, made sure that it runs as expected.
The Evil Within 11h 5/71 -
XCOM 2 24h 22/88 -

Status: 4 games done

  • Omno

    5 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

Report #354: Omno


Had this recommended by a friend during the christmas sale. Its actually nice. A bit like “Journey” which I played a while ago. A couple of levels where you have to solve puzzles. Basically you need to reach some items using the environment and your skills.
Dashing forward and then holding firmly to the edge is sometimes frustrating. Somehow it was sometimes random, if I can manage or not.

Really cool game for in between.

Status report (March 2022) - Challenge 20/22

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I will try to do a status update of my Challenge 20/22 progress. Report of March progress. Still on track but slowing down.
Actually I don’t think it will be realistic to finish 20 games, but will still continue ;)

Game Playtime Achievements Comment
80 Days 7h 6/35 -
A Way Out 7h 14/14 -
Aragami 6h 13/51 -
Brütal Legend 18h 5/59 -
DEATH STRANDING 4h 10/63 -
Door Kickers 4h 6/43 -
Dying Light 10h 9/78 -
ELEX 40h 8/50 Started this again. Takes a long time to finish all the dialogs.
Fallout: New Vegas 137h 75/75 -
Hamilton’s Great Adventure 1h 4/26 -
Horizon Zero Dawn 33h 22/79 -
Lucius II 4.7h 12/65 Started again, but not to keen about it. Controls are not to my liking and the UI did not age well with increasing screen resolutions
Outer Wilds 46m 0/31 Had a quick look here as well. Still don’t get what I have to do ;)
OUTRIDERS 48h 42/46 Some progress. Other games prevents us playing together. A couple of level 13 expiditions done.
Resident Evil 7 1h 5/58 -
Röki 20h 32/32 -
Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice 2h 3/34 -
Seven: Enhanced Edition 22h 20/35 -
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 8h 13/40 -
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 63h 26/75 -
The Evil Within 11h 5/71 -
XCOM 2 24h 22/88 -

Status: 4 games done

  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

    34 hours playtime

    59 of 59 achievements

Report #353: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy


This game I had to purchase in the last christmas sale. Friends already played this on PS5 and were amazed by it. Also like the movies and so I jumped in recently.
Very cool and funny story. Of course the sound track is on point :-)

Played it once for the story, in my opinion I got a fair amount of collectibles, but was not enough to reach 65% in each category. So I replayed the game with a guide, took mit until chapter 14/16. So I still think I even missed collectibles using a guide. Maybe there were some added later.
Anyway the game makes sense to be played twice, because there are a couple of decisions, that play out some encounter a bit differently. The story is not really different, but some events differ.

Status report (February 2022) - Challenge 20/22

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I will try to do a status update of my Challenge 20/22 progress. Report of February progress. Still well on track.

Game Playtime Achievements Comment
80 Days 7h 6/35 -
A Way Out 7h 14/14 -
Aragami 6h 13/51 -
Brütal Legend 18h 5/59 -
DEATH STRANDING 4h 10/63 -
Door Kickers 4h 6/43 -
Dying Light 10h 9/78 -
ELEX 31h 8/50 -
Fallout: New Vegas 137h 75/75 Completed and done. So glad I finally played the game, really cool. Also nice DLCs. And multiple endings are also good.
Hamilton’s Great Adventure 1h 4/26 -
Horizon Zero Dawn 33h 22/79 -
Lucius II 3h 12/65 -
Outer Wilds 10m 0/31 -
OUTRIDERS 48h 42/46 Some progress. Other games prevents us playing together. Expedition Level 12 reached.
Resident Evil 7 1h 5/58 -
Röki 20h 32/32 Restarted this game. Cool adventure point&click. Also has a lot of exploration posssibilities.
Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice 2h 3/34 -
Seven: Enhanced Edition 22h 20/35 -
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 8h 13/40 -
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 63h 26/75 -
The Evil Within 11h 5/71 -
XCOM 2 24h 22/88 -

Status: 4 games done

  • Mr. Pumpkin Adventure

    4 hours playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

Report #352: Mr. Pumpkin Adventure


Picked it up in the sale. It is one of those games where my playstyle completely not matches the HLTB stats. Says 2.5h for completionist. Took me 4 hours. Actually had to play it twice, but second playthrough was just like a bit more than 30 minutes.
There are three possible endings.
Some puzzles are just too easy, but some are really hard, for example you get 4 numbers and have to solve math equation to reach 24. Luckily there are some online tools to help you find a solution ;)

  • Röki

    21 hours playtime

    32 of 32 achievements

Report #351: Röki


Another 20/22 game done, got this last year with Humble Choice and thought it looks like a cool, nice, short point&click. Turned out to be more exploration than I thought. You have to solve point&click inspired puzzles. Like getting a torch by combining a bone, a rag and matches. Some puzzles might be obvious, some are really difficult as it took me a while to also remember all the hints and dialogs. At some point in time I just stood there and wondered what I have to do next.
There is a journal though, but not really a quest log.

I missed like 2 batches/achievements after finishing it. So I restarted the game and got the remaining. There is one last achievement to get all the badges. Did not know that you need to basically do all in one playthrough. So I was mad and downloaded a savegame. Still requires the 20min ending dialog ;)

Overall a very nice and cool game. Cool story and nice puzzles. Just that one last achievement got me a bit frustrated.

  • Fallout: New Vegas

    137 hours playtime

    75 of 75 achievements

Report #350: Fallout: New Vegas


What an excellent perfect game. Had this on the pile for a very very long time. Even marked it as Won’t play due to technical issues. Almost by accident I noticed a guide for it, that helped running the game on Windows 10 (also worked after upgrade to Windows 11) and had very cool Mod suggestions.

Played it on normal without Hardcode Mode. Wanted to do almost everything in one playthrough. After doing almost all DLCs I noticed that I will not be able to get all endings as I already influenced a decision too early. Also one companion was not able to get recruited due to wrong dialog choices. So finished 2 of 4 endings and all DLCs.
Thanks to an earlier savegame from many years ago I was able to quickly get the third ending. Restarted the game then and did a very quick playthrough on Very Easy and got the remaining achievements.

Cool game if you want to check out the franchise. But be aware of some technical issues.

Status report (January 2022) - Challenge 20/22

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I will try to do a status update of my Challenge 20/22 progress. So let’s start with the first month.
Overall I am very satisfied with my progress

Game Playtime Achievements Comment
80 Days 7h 6/35 Beaten this month
A Way Out 7h 14/14 Completed in coop
Aragami 6h 13/51 -
Brütal Legend 18h 5/59 -
DEATH STRANDING 4h 10/63 -
Door Kickers 4h 6/43 -
Dying Light 10h 9/78 -
ELEX 31h 8/50 -
Fallout: New Vegas 98h 35/75 Made good progress. 1.5 DLCs completed, base game almost at the point to decide the ending faction.
Hamilton’s Great Adventure 1h 4/26 -
Horizon Zero Dawn 33h 22/79 -
Lucius II 3h 12/65 -
Outer Wilds 10m 0/31 -
OUTRIDERS 46h 40/46 Good progress. Reached Expidition Level 12/15 with our three player group. Some grinding left.
Resident Evil 7 1h 5/58 -
Röki 5h 5/32 -
Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice 2h 3/34 -
Seven: Enhanced Edition 22h 20/35 -
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 8h 13/40 -
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 63h 26/75 -
The Evil Within 11h 5/71 -
XCOM 2 24h 22/88 -
  • Titan Chaser

    3 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

Report #349: Titan Chaser


Got another game from the christmas sale played. Categorized as walking simulator but it is more story driven and you actually have to do stuff. You start in a motel and in all four chapters you have to check on a Titan and make sure that you bring them out of the area. By guiding with light for example. Depending on the Titan there is something else to do.
There is also a small extra chapter available with a Halloween theme.

Fun Fact: This is report No. 349 and according to steam actually my 349th perfected game. But this number changes from time to time as I think I learned that games removed from store might no longer count.


Another news: Batch#34 finished

Another ten games finished from backlog. See the list here