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.

  • FRAMED Collection

    6 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

Report #329: FRAMED Collection

Wow, nice cool game. Basically an interactive comic strip. You are in control of the order of scenes, depending on the choice the main character survives or dies. So choose wisely. Some parts are very easy, some are very tricky. Like you have to arrange multiple times the same scene to get some items in the correct order.
Consists of 2 stories. Achievements are very easy to get with chapter selection.

  • Heaven's Vault

    29 hours playtime

    20 of 44 achievements

Report #328: Heaven's Vault

This one took way more time than originally anticipated. Got it in Humble Choice and since it was on my wishlist, I directly installed and played it. Only judged it from the screenshot and thought it will be something like a point&click for 10 hours.
Turned out to be more of an exploration, interactive story. You have to explore different regions, collect inscriptions and try to translate them. Forgot to close the game from time to time, so I guess it was something around 20-25h actual gameplay.

Was nice, but some parts were a bit annoying. Like the controls and that you get interrupted by dialogs very often.

  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

    15 hours playtime

    32 of 32 achievements

Report #327: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Just before my vacation I finished this rather old purchase. Cool Sherlock game, but there are some nasty bugs.
Camera does not behave always like I wanted, especially after a dialog or cutscene. Also the game crashed very often when saved (manually or automatically), but there is a community patch for it.

  • Superliminal

    4 hours playtime

    6 of 27 achievements

Report #326: Superliminal

Puzzle game that messes with you. It is all about the perspective and your point of view on objects.
Decided to not go for 100% achievements. Maybe I will return to this another day.

  • Bolt Riley, A Reggae Adventure - Chapter 1

    1 hour playtime

    no achievements

Report #325: Bolt Riley, A Reggae Adventure - Chapter 1

Not sure if it was really a good idea to start this. The game is back from 2016 and there is only Chapter 1. The game ends with a preview of Chapter 2. Luckily it kind of has a cliffhanger, but it is not really thrilling.
Game consists only of 3 scenes, 1 of which is a tutorial.

Pretty much usual point&click logic.

  • Journey

    7 hours playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

Report #324: Journey

Wonderful game and the last one played from my Summer Sale purchases. Already finished the story twice last week. Once alone and once in coop.
After a 7 days break (for an achievement) we collected the remaining stuff and achievements.

Very cool game. Can easily hook you for 2-3 hours per playthrough, depending on how much you explore the level.

  • N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure

    8 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

Report #323: N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure

Beautiful exploring, walking and puzzle game. Consists of four chapters each with a couple of mandatory and optional puzzles. Also some collectibes are there to collect.
Didn’t get everything in my first playthrough. First one took about 3 hours. Afterwards I used chapter select to try to get all collectibles but failed to find some. A guide was used to collect the remaining. At the end I had really trouble getting the achievement for all puzzles completed. According to the guide I should have gotten the achievement. Had to start a new playthrough for it.


    4 hours playtime

    16 of 16 achievements


Just another game finished from the library. And also fitting the theme as I purchased it during a sale (long ago).

The game is not too long. Took me maybe 2-2.5 hours to complete. Trying to explore everything. More or less a walking simulator, but you need to find some stuff and click the correct buttons. Like finding a crowbar to open a vent, or finding a keycard to open a door.
Besides that you try to find all notes to understand the story.

Took me then another walkthrough to do everything without quitting to main menu or reloading checkpoint. And another very quick one to get the last notes which I accidently didn’t find.

  • 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

    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