Longinus’ profile

The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it. – from Monstrous Regiment.


Starting the year like a dragon

The year has started well: finishing Baldur’s Gate 3 and other games, starting some others that I had pending and… Waiting for Friday to start Persona 3 Reload!

Half-Life 2
Long live the King

Baldur's Gate 3

11/10
135.6 hours
54 of 54 achievements

I enjoyed this game from start to finish, getting lost everywhere and trying to solve problems in the craziest ways the game would allow me to do. The journey has been great and I have enjoyed every stop. Of course, I'm not fond of replaying games and for the achievements that meant a complete game with another character at the end I had to use other people's saves… I hope Saint Completist forgives me this fault 😳

Half-Life 2
The nightmare is over

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

4/10
6.7 hours
7 of 30 achievements

It's funny because we just left him a few minutes before the end. But I don't recommend it at all. We finished it, buried it and will never talk about it again.

Half-Life 2
A Game Nobody Wants to Know

ONE PUNCH MAN: A HERO NOBODY KNOWS

5/10
25.9 hours
47 of 47 achievements

I'm a big fan of the One Punch-Man manga and I love that they make games from the saga but… this "fighting" game is a mess. Terrible controls, soporific gameplay and crazy load times just to start a fight.
Just playing it really knocks you down with one punch… (pun intended)

Although I have finished these three, there has been time to start a couple that are in the making:

Half-Life 2
Teen Wolf

The Quarry

7/10
8.8 hours
17 of 40 achievements

After "House of Ashes" we were left with a bad taste so we decided to try this game that has absolutely all the dynamics with one caveat: you can remove the damn heartbeats.
Much better experience and with a story of teenagers at a summer camp being besieged by evil forces coming from the woods. What more could you ask for a fright night?

Half-Life 2
Like a Drunken Dragon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

6/10
36.1 hours
31 of 63 achievements

I have mixed feelings: I like the Judgement saga and, given that the gameplay is more JRPG style I was expecting a lot more changes in this game compared to the Yakuza saga.
Let's see, I like the game with that mix of Dragon Quest and Yakuza, but there are parts of the storyline really regrettable and situations that make me feel really uncomfortable. Saving the twisted and retrograde morality of certain situations, the game is fun but it suffers from the same thing that annoyed me in Judgement: the animations of the characters are very corseted. The characters look like dolls pretending to be human beings. I don't know, it's as if for years SEGA didn't want to leave their comfort zone and they've been stuck in old fashioned graphics and animations. Maybe they're trying to give you a nostalgia that I don't really have, or maybe it's just that this wasn't my game. For me it's overrated.

I only downloaded “Dungeons & Dragons Online” and “Killing Floor 2” to get free game items, so I don’t even bother to create a panel for them.

Happy assassination to all!

December’s Gate 2023

If we don’t count the daily visits to Genshin Impact, this month has practically been for Baldur’s Gate 3. Game of the year!

Half-Life 2
Game of the century!

Baldur's Gate 3

11/10
118.6 hours
28 of 54 achievements

118 hours and I still haven't decided to finish it, there's so much to see and so many ways to solve the problems that I can't stop experimenting (and constantly saving the game because… epic fails)! Love it!

Well, I’ve also been messing around a bit with RetroArch but only because I got the retro nostalgia 😅
Compared to November, when I played a lot of hours, this month has been more relaxed due to personal issues and because I’ve started drawing again.

Zomvember

This month has been more varied than the previous one… After finishing Temtem (and being tortured by its endgame that I finally abandoned) I continued with the wonderful Baldur’s Gate III. It has so many possibilities that I still haven’t finished it!

Half-Life 2
Our love broke

Temtem

6/10
119 hours
11 of 47 achievements

It was fun to remember old times with this online "Pokémon", but in the engame became tedious to have to plan for every damn battle.
Also, getting every damn achievement is a damn odyssey.
It's over for me.

Half-Life 2
Bring out the role player in me

Baldur's Gate 3

10/10
71.7 hours
20 of 54 achievements

I haven't finished it yet and they have already released an update to play in Custom mode that allows you to roleplay more by hiding the required roll to succeed dice checks, hiding enemy HP in battle, hiding failed Perception Checks, etc. I love it!

If someone comes home and tells me they’ve never played Left 4 Dead 2 I feel obliged to show them what they’ve been missing all this time. Playing it on LAN brings back so many memories….

Half-Life 2
Bring lead, walking dead!

Left 4 Dead 2

10/10
183.0 hours
54 of 101 achievements

A classic to play with friends. I can't get enough of it and especially thanks to the incredible modder community that has created so many amazing maps and campaigns. I really love this game.

And we also have a horror game/movie because my wife loves the genre and we had to do something after Halloween.

Half-Life 2
I really hate QTE

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

4/10
6.2 hours
6 of 30 achievements

My wife tends to like these games more than I do, because I hate QTE with all my being. In fact, we haven't finished the game yet because I'm so angry that I've lost a couple of characters to this counterproductive mechanic. I really hate it. But since we're near the end and I don't like to leave things unfinished, I figure that sometime in December I'm going to end the game so I never have to play it again.

I only give it a 4 because the story is interesting with that mix of genres, but nothing more.

Ah, recently a ROG Ally came home and I was “forced” to test how well it emulated games so I gave RetroArch a little try. Just to remember very old times… because when I got over the melancholy I installed a few Epic and Steam games.

Half-Life 2
Melancholy, here I come!

RetroArch

9/10
2.2 hours
no achievements

What can be said? It emulates retro consoles and arcades… What more can you ask for when you feel like remembering old times.
And it doesn't get a 10 just because I had to set up a couple of things, if it had been totally for dummies I'd give it a 10.

Temtober

That’s right. This month the only thing I played was Temtem and I still haven’t reached the end because I’m too busy trying to catch them all!

Half-Life 2
Don't say Temtem, say Pokémon Online...

Temtem

7
77.7 hours
7 of 47 achievements

Almost there, almost there. I'll finish this Pokémon nostalgia exercise in no time… ^___^U

Not this September

This month has been soft because I spent the last half of the month traveling. I tried Temtem and Trek to Yomi, which I got in Steamgifts; I resumed a fighting game of One Piece that I had left halfway through and I played what I could of Baldur’s Gate 3. I’m not complaining, because I enjoyed everything (the games and especially the travel).

Baldur's Gate 3
Love it

Baldur's Gate 3

10/10
41.3 hours
13 of 53 achievements

I wish I had more time to play it, but I save it for when I know I have a few hours free to play.

Temtem
Don't say Pokémon online, say Temtem.

Temtem

7/10
9.3 hours
1 of 47 achievements

What I expected from Pokémon when the Internet era started, a Spanish indie studio had to make it. It's entertaining, but the MMO component doesn't quite fit me and sometimes gives me the impression of being a pay to win.
I've only played the first gym, but as soon as they gave me the surfboard and the world opened up, I completely skipped the story.

Trek to Yomi
This journey is hell

Trek to Yomi

6/10
6.6 hours
22 of 28 achievements

The Kurosawa film style is great, the plot of the warrior who descends to Hell and then returns to fight his enemy is quite cliché but it works.
It entertains, which is not little, but too difficult for my taste. So I'm not going to replay it to see the path of revenge and the path of love.

ONE PIECE BURNING BLOOD
Gomu Gomu no Pistol!

ONE PIECE BURNING BLOOD

6/10
9.3 hours
46 of 50 achievements

It's not the best fighting game, but it's not bad either. Quite repetitive, especially in the story mode where you do the same path, but with different characters (it's normal, it only covers a small arc of the One Piece story).

August is ending…

I finish August with the two games I had left to finish in July:

Half-Life 2
Dude, where is my dragon ball?

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

7,5/10
97.0 hours
53 of 61 achievements

I liked it, although as it tries to be a kind of MMO it has too much insubstantial content. Doing 100% means playing online and that's not really my thing, so I'm satisfied with everything I've managed to get out of it.

Subnautica
You must play it!

Subnautica

10/10
25.4 hours
no achievements

I loved it. I didn't expect it to be so good and I was surprised by its good gameplay. And what a great idea to add a mode in which you don't have to worry about food or drink, for those of us who are not lovers of survival games.

My brother kindly gifted me Baldur’s Gate 3, another great game. I haven’t had much time to play it this month because it coincided with the Genshin Impact update and a lot of work, but the little I’ve played I’m really enjoying it!

Half-Life 2
Stupid Sexy Mind Flayer!

Baldur's Gate 3

10/10
38.2 hours
9 of 53 achievements

I haven't even gotten past the first chapter yet because I get lost watching it all! I still think it's an epic game. I love that I can't even do a good action because the dice hate me xD

The calm after the storm

During my first few months around here I systematically dedicated myself to a backlog cleaning marathon with all the games I had won on Steamgifts.

After that I decided to take a break and dedicate time to those games I had tried and wanted to finish. But it’s a bad time for pragmatism when a Steam sale comes along and you decide to get Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2…

Half-Life 2
Great Dragon Balls of Fire

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

7,5/10
88.2 hours
53 of 61 achievements

A joy for Dragon Ball fans, a nightmare for your thumbs if you play with gamepad, and repetitive to death if you want to do 100%…

To make things worse I decided to detox from so much Kamehameha by trying a game I had been putting off for a long time: Subnautica (this time on Epicgames) And now I can’t stop playing until I escape from the damn planet 4546B!

Half-Life 2
Wilsooooon!!!

Subnautica

10/10
15.5 hours
no achievements

Help! I'm thalassophobic but I can't stop playing! Planet 4546B has me trapped!
High five if you have named the cyclops 'Seaquest' and also if you plan to name your spacecraft 'Rocinante' or 'Serenity'.

So my July report is pretty poor and…. I’m back to having won games that I haven’t even tried yet! I’m the worst.

Done!

When I arrived on this site in May this year, I realized that I had played virtually none of the games I had won on Steamgifts! You know, the ‘I’ll play it later, I just bought this AAA’ syndrome.

So I decided to fix it and I can say that I succeeded! Of course, I had some disappointment because at the beginning I entered giveaways of games I wouldn’t have bought, so some of them I had to give up. And now that I’ve tried them all, it’s time to finish the ones I really liked!

And without further ado, the marathon list of games that I have played since May until now.

Completed

100% (8/8)

May 2023

June 2023

July 2023


Beaten

100% (6/6)

May 2023

June 2023


Beaten/Completed on other platforms

100% (6/6)

May 2023

  • Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

    0.5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition

    1.7 hours playtime

    5 of 43 achievements

  • ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ Premium Edition

    1.3 hours playtime

    1 of 58 achievements

  • LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes

    0.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Runaway: A Road Adventure

    0.4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Longest Journey

    1.3 hours playtime

    no achievements


My cup of tea, I’ll probably continue it after this madness

100% (18/18)

May 2023

June 2023

July 2023


Unfinished… yet

100% (46/46)

May 2023

June 2023

July 2023

  • Breath of Death VII

    1.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Midnight's Blessing

    1.3 hours playtime

    4 of 13 achievements


Please don’t force me to play it again

100% (44/44)

May 2023

  • 1914: Prelude to Chaos

    0.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Alien Rage - Unlimited

    0.1 hours playtime

    3 of 49 achievements

  • Alter Ego

    0.5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • BAPTISM

    0.1 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Beer Bar

    0.4 hours playtime

    2 of 4 achievements

  • Contagion

    0.5 hours playtime

    1 of 87 achievements

  • Data Hacker: Corruption

    0.8 hours playtime

    0 of 69 achievements

  • Eaten Alive

    0.7 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Final Quest

    0.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Game Tycoon 2

    0.5 hours playtime

    0 of 35 achievements

  • Il Sole e la Luna

    0.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Japanese Romaji Adventure

    0.4 hours playtime

    0 of 1 achievements

  • Lust Epidemic

    0.5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • No Time To Explain Remastered

    0.3 hours playtime

    0 of 9 achievements

  • Paul's World

    0.2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Please close the doors

    0.5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Postmortem: one must die (Extended Cut)

    0.4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Realm of Perpetual Guilds

    0.6 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Runaway: A Twist of Fate

    0.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Rust

    0.2 hours playtime

    1 of 90 achievements

  • Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper

    1.3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Sir, You Are Being Hunted

    0.8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • STAR WARS™: X-Wing Special Edition

    0.2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Story of the Survivor : Prisoner

    0.4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Unforgiving Trials: The Darkest Crusade

    1.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Unforgiving Trials: The Space Crusade

    0.6 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Warriors of Vilvatikta

    1 hours playtime

    0 of 9 achievements

June 2023


Broken or I couldn’t even turn it on

100% (9/9)

May 2023

  • Dragonview

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Dreamscape

    0.1 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Heavy Metal Machines

    0.1 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Shadow Warrior (Classic)

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Architect

    0.0 hours playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • The Ship

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Ship Single Player

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • TRIP Steam Edition

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

June 2023


Photo Finish

6% (8/137)
9% (12/137)
47% (64/137)
39% (53/137)

There have been many games and many of them I have probably hated due to saturation (too many RPGMaker games) and many of those that remain unfinished will probably remain that way ad eternum, but it has helped me to discover some that I really want to finish, so this madness has not been in vain.