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

Bingo progress

A B C D E
1 Trading cards DLCs 2+ Playthroughs Minigames Additional launcher required
2 Achievements Free 2 Play Manual save High rating Soundtrack
3 Low rating Steam launcher Got for free Game crash First abandoned but then finished
4 Companion First person No steam cloud savegame Supported by 2+ OS Has Multiplayer
5 Checkpoint saves Vehicles/Mounts Third person Credits Release before 2020

  • aMAZE Gears

    13 hours playtime

    150 of 150 achievements

Report #366: aMAZE Gears


Finally this game has come to an end. Started playing this in 2021 as those labyrinth games seems to look interesting. But this one was a bit different. It added stress to the gameplay of just finding an exit.
In this one you start on the edge of the screen and have to reach the center. But it is not only to find the way, but you have to avoid sawblades running on the walls in a specific pattern and have to find gears to unlock the exit in the center. And if that is not enough, you just have a limited time and at the end this is very tough.

At the end, very glad to have this striked through from the list of unfinished games.


Bingo progress

If you wonder, what do you mean with Bingo progress, please read the first post

Finished the first game and found 3 tiles to fill.

  • A2: Achievements
  • E3: First abandoned but then finished
  • E5: Release before 2020
A B C D E
1 Trading cards DLCs 2+ Playthroughs Minigames Additional launcher required
2 Achievements Free 2 Play Manual save High rating Soundtrack
3 Low rating Steam launcher Got for free Game crash First abandoned but then finished
4 Companion First person No steam cloud savegame Supported by 2+ OS Has Multiplayer
5 Checkpoint saves Vehicles/Mounts Third person Credits Release before 2020

The Bingo Challenge

A new year has started and the last years always I picked up an idea from you and tried to challenge myself. This year I decided to go with an own idea.

So I sat down and tried to find 25 things that classifies somehow video games (on steam). Chose to put some steam specifics in there because it is my main gaming platform. Afterwards those were put into a generator to randomize where they are added on the 5x5 grid.

No idea how long it will take me to finish it. Hopefully until the end of 2023. If not also not a big issue, can continue next year :D

Rules

  • Game has to be beaten or completed to count
  • Game can have playtime already
  • One game can only be used for up to three tiles
  • Once tile is selected it cannot be exchanged

Games in progress or used

Bingo Challenge gamelist

Bingo grid

A B C D E
1 Trading cards DLCs 2+ Playthroughs Minigames Additional launcher required
2 Achievements Free 2 Play Manual save High rating Soundtrack
3 Low rating Steam launcher Got for free Game crash First abandoned but then finished
4 Companion First person No steam cloud savegame Supported by 2+ OS Has Multiplayer
5 Checkpoint saves Vehicles/Mounts Third person Credits Release before 2020

Explanations

  • A1: Trading cards - Self explanantory. Awarded if the game has trading cards
  • A2: Achievements - Awarded if the game has achievements and I got at least one of them
  • A3: Low rating - Steam reviews with either “recent” or “all reviews” score lower than 50% positive
  • A4: Companion - Allows the player to have a more or less fixed companion. Does not include games where someone joins you for a few missions
  • A5: Checkpoint saves - Game takes over saving and you can only reload from last checkpoint
  • B1: DLCs - There is possibility to purchase DLCs for the game. Does not include free DLCs
  • B2: Free 2 Play - Game is for free on steam (not including free weekends)
  • B3: Steam launcher - There is a small steam launcher at the start. For example to switch between OpenGL and DirectX or different game modes
  • B4: First person - Game is mainly played first person. If you can chose your style, my main picked style counts
  • B5: Vehicles/Mounts - Game allows to ride horses, drive cards, etc.
  • C1: 2+ Playthroughs - At least two playthroughs are done. Game has to be played until the ending of two playthroughs
  • C2: Manual save - You have to do manual saves (Savegame or Quick Save)
  • C3: Got for free - Either got as a gift or giveaway. Also games to keep forever after activation of free weekend
  • C4: No steam cloud savegame - Savegame is not uploaded to the cloud. Only stored locally
  • C5: Third person - Game is mainly played third person. If you can chose your style, my main picked style counts
  • D1: Minigames - There is at least one minigame added. Either from main menu or found in the game
  • D2: High rating - Steam reviews with either “recent” or “all reviews” score more than 50% positive
  • D3: Game crash - At least once the game crashed to desktop
  • D4: Supported by 2+ OS: Game has support labeled on the store page for at least 2 different OS. Does not include Steam Deck support
  • D5: Credits - There are credits available either at the end of the story or selectable from main menu
  • E1: Additional launcher required: Even if it is a steam game, another launcher is started from which the game launches. For example uPlay or Origin
  • E2: Soundtrack - Soundtrack available for the game
  • E3: First abandoned but then finished - Game was played before, but never finished. Played again and finally reached the end
  • E4: Has Multiplayer - Game has a multiplayer or coop mode. No need to actually play that mode
  • E5: Release before 2020 - The store page has a release date prior 2020

Template for your grid

If you want also to create your own grid, you could use the following grid template. Just type in your categories or reuse one of mine.

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  • Sam & Max Hit the Road

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

Report #365: Sam & Max Hit the Road


Sometimes you should remember how everything started. For example how point&click games worked years ago. Okay I need to correct myself, last century.

Played a couple of Sam & Max games last years and picked this game from 1993 last year in a sale. Controls are so weird like only a very few of them are context aware. Still a nice game and some typical genre specific item combinations.

  • Carto

    16 hours playtime

    20 of 20 achievements

Report #364: Carto


What a nice gem. Came at some point via the Humble Choice and saw it in the January theme. Installed and liked it. Took a while to get into the mind of the mapper theme. If you know Settlers of Catan you might know the principal of creating a map. Squares put together only on edges, where the structure is the same (paths, different type of floors, water, etc). And surrounded by a nice story.

  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice

    40 hours playtime

    44 of 44 achievements

Report #363: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice

Spin-off done right


Really cool spin-off of he original game Shadow Tactics - Blade of the Shogun. The characters of the original game just get into another adventure around a story of Aiko, one of the characters. Gameplay is pretty much the same, all happening in real-time, but you can arange a set of actions of the characters to sync their actions. After a while you can even get used to the shortcuts and do some individual syncing.
Each level has a range of badges, different ways to play through the levels. Gives a cool alternation and make the level a bit more replayable.
Had a lot of fun getting all the achievements.

  • American Truck Simulator

    264 hours playtime

    87 of 87 achievements

Report #362: American Truck Simulator


Another DLC released and finished. It is common for the SCS games that there are seasonable events, like delivering gifts. Also there was the DLC release event to bring deliveries to Texas. They made some really nice changes in the last big patch. Finally you can search not only by cargo name but also by company and city.

  • Human: Fall Flat

    43 hours playtime

    111 of 111 achievements

Report #361: Human: Fall Flat


Well, this has been in a lot of reports already. Reason for this is he ever coming in flow of new small levels with achievements. We missed to play through the last 2 extra dreams and finished them recently. Nice new puzzles and themes. Looking forward to the next one.

  • F1® 22

    151 hours playtime

    50 of 50 achievements

Report #360: F1® 22


Had the game on my wishlist, also F1 2021. Waiting for a very good price or even part of the HB Choice. Never happened but then F1 22 was in a free weekend and I tried it. Was good enough for me to then buy it with 50% discount.
Achievements are much easier compared to the 2020 edition, but still a lot of grind required. Public lobby are like a battlefield. Constantly someone wants to kill you by ramming you. And network connection is horrible, very often connection was lost and an online race was canceled.

  • Gothic Playable Teaser

    7 hours playtime

    25 of 25 achievements

Report #359: Gothic Playable Teaser


And here we go, just another replay of an almost forgotten game. A few months ago the developers finally removed 4 broken achievements. Time to get the remaining working achievements. You can read my initial Report #249. Back then I was very hyped about the game. Replaying did not extend the hype. Still interested in a full version of the game, but it does not really matter how fast it will arrive. The teaser is okay. A tons of glitches but yeah its still a demo, so no hard feelings.

  • Collisions

    9 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

Report #358: Collisions


Finally put an end to this game. Started playing it a long time ago. They added a couple of free content updates which also included achievements. Replayed a couple of the levels and also played the pinball game. A bit weird seeing this mini game in the base game, because I hate when games add completely different genres as standalone extra games. Anyway, after a while I got the hang of it and finished 5 pinball games in a row.


The end of Batch #35

  • Fallout: New Vegas

    137 hours playtime

    75 of 75 achievements

  • Röki

    21 hours playtime

    32 of 32 achievements

  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

    34 hours playtime

    59 of 59 achievements

  • Omno

    5 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

  • Rescue Party: Live!

    10 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

  • OUTRIDERS

    54 hours playtime

    44 of 52 achievements

  • Candle

    14 hours playtime

    23 of 23 achievements

  • American Truck Simulator

    222 hours playtime

    80 of 81 achievements

  • Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts

    70 hours playtime

    40 of 40 achievements

  • Collisions

    9 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements