Working on my massive backlog a few games at a time. Daze The Bear Chieftain’s profile

I will be playing three games at a time in my backlog beatdown. I will be picking one game of my choice, one game using Random Steam Game Picker, and the third game will be a co-op game I play with my friend that we pick out.

I’m also planning on doing videos when I feel the game is worth it or say maybe someone requests a video of how the game plays, etc.


My categories (for main preset stats) will be filed as described below:

Never Played: This well be any game I haven’t actually played or maybe popped on for a minute or two. (Some of these may show time but that is from idling for cards)

Unfinished: This will be the games I started before this group and I either got sidetracked or just forgot to get back to.

Beaten: This will be for the games I reached end game on. Beating final level, boss, etc.

Completed: This will be the games that have achieved either 100% cheevos or 100% in game if they don’t have achievements.

Won’t Play: This is for anything I have I just won’t bother with or gave up on. Say for example I hated A-Men 1 so I will not bother with part 2. Others would be like the multiplayer sections of games that are separate from the main game. Examples are Call of Duty mp on the older games in the series. I’ll also be putting software in here for now cause it’s not the same as playing a game.


Days Gone but Not Forgotten!

Lots of cool stuff coming with E3 right around the corner. I’m super excited to hopefully hear more info on the new consoles coming. Mainly PS5 since that’s the only one I’ll be buying. I do want to hear what MS has planned but since their planning on bringing more games to PC then there’s no reason for me to buy their next console. So far though the PS5 specs shown off so far are sounding pretty sweet. I’m also hoping to see some new unannounced games. It’s always a great day to be a gamer with so many options out there for us to have our fun with the hobby we love. Enough about that and on to my gaming update.
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PS4 Gaming News Updates…

I finally finished Days Gone and unlocked the platinum trophy. I really enjoyed the story and gameplay. It starts off a little slow and you meet new characters a pretty big expanding map. When you first look at the map it only lets you scroll over a section of it which makes you think that’s the size of the whole area. Then you unlock a new area and you’re like holy crap there’s more. The story picks up when you start to discover new things that surprised me and really pushed me forward. There is quite a lot to do with all the main storyline, side missions, upgrades, and collectibles to find. I’m not sure how long it took me to finish it all since Sony doesn’t show us our game time and the game also doesn’t have anything in the in-game stats. I would figure around 50 hours for the 100% completion. It did have some bugs which weren’t game breaking but did give some annoyance once and a while. Most of them I experienced near end game too. Overall I had a great time and would definitely love to see a sequel. There’s plenty to go off of for future titles. I’d say the game stands about an 8/10.

Let’s see I also played some Battlefront II with my buddy who decided to pick it up since it was like $7 on PSN. We had some fun in the multiplayer modes but I do need to get around to playing the campaign since I have had the game for like six months. I did reinstall Destiny 2 cause part of me wants to play it with my other friends again but I’m also kind of burnt out on it. The Season of Opulence starts on the 4th and it has a new raid so I may just have to get back into it. Last I’m not sure what I’ll work on finishing next on my PS4 but it’ll most likely be God of War or Assassin’s Creed Origins. Both I have put some playtime in but just not finished and actually not too far into them.
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PC Gaming News Updates…

Nothing new with Grim Dawn since I didn’t play it this last week. May jump on it today or tomorrow.

Started playing this a few days ago with Killshot my main gaming buddy on PC. We finished the first game Thursday night and then knocked out the second game last night. We’ll probably finish off the third one tonight or tomorrow. We’ve had a good time playing them and had some pretty funny moments. It’ll be great to knock another game off the backlist with the completion of this game.
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Final Thoughts…

On a final note, I forgot to mention I’m looking forward to GOG Galaxy 2.0. Could be a really cool thing to have if it all works the way they are planning. Having all my gaming info, Steam, Origin, PS4, GOG, etc, in one spot could be awesome. Will make it a lot easier to track what I own and where. It looks like a big job for them but it could be a game changer. If you haven’t seen what they are planning you can check it out here and even sign up for the beta: GOG Galaxy 2.0

They also have a pretty good sale going on right now and I was thinking of picking up Pillars of Eternity II Obsidian Edition since it’s 60% off. Signing off for now so take it easy and GET GAMING!!!

Backlog Rehab Day One

Doh! well, that wasn’t supposed to happen. Started the title and then accidentally hit create. Onto rehab updates…


Grim Dawn

140.4 hours, 37 of 178 achievements



Played a little more of GD and beat the first boss on ultimate. Still, need to clear out a section of the map in the first area. Respect’d some of my stats to go more in line with my pet build on my conjurer. I about level 75 so still a ways to go for 100. Not much else with this game at the moment.
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Misc. PC gaming news updates…

I finally played some World War Z and I loved it. Reminds me so much of Left 4 Dead. There are 5 classes to choose from and level up with perks to unlock to improve your game, a bunch of weapons that can be leveled up and improved, a co-op campaign, and regular multiplayer. I only played the co-op part so far which is broken up into 4 levels with I think was 3 chapters each. I finished the first level and two chapters from the second. It was really fun to play and look forward to more.

I tried out the Heavy Rain demo which was released on the Epic store. I played the game back on the PS3 when it launched but I wanted to see how it ran on PC and the demo was smooth and looked pretty good. I ran it with max settings and never dropped below 60fps. I have a Ryzen 2600x, 16gb DDR4 3200 ram, and a GTX 1080. I’ve been itching to pre-order this and Beyond: Two Souls since with the Epic sale they are only $10 a piece. Also thought about picking up Ashen cause it looks really cool but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I really shouldn’t because my backlog is big enough as is.
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PS4 gaming news updates…

I tried out Dauntless and have had some fun with it. It got me to reinstall Monster Hunter and give it another try to see if I could get into it. I actually started a new character and went with dual blades to see how I felt and I liked it a lot better. A couple of other friends have it and they were looking to get back into it because of the new expansion coming later this year. I should have enough time to get caught up and ready to go by the time the expansion launches.

Days Gone is still unfinished but I feel I am close. The final area is almost fully uncovered but I still have like 9 missions at least showing left for the camp. It’s been a great time and I do plan on earning the platinum for this game. Shouldn’t be too hard anyways so why not. If you have a PS4 I feel it’s a great game to check out sometime if you ever get a chance.
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That’s about it for today. Might try to do these updates twice a week but it may get tough sometimes so expect at least once a week. Signing off for now so good luck and GET GAMING!!!

Road to Blog Recovery Alpha

Hello BLAEO Assassins, it’s been quite some time since I made a post. I saw the thread for recruitment up on SG and was like hey is my account still on there? Lo and behold it was. I was pretty busy for a while since I had decided to go back to school after 22 years. I did 1-1/2 years of college and decided to take a break and rethink my plan. Money and all is a big factor with kids and paying on the wife’s student loans. Really didn’t sound worthwhile to be 100k in debt.

Anyways I plan on posting on here again with random stuff I’m gaming on and trying to knock out. Of course, my backlog didn’t shrink or stabilize during my busy time. I have sunk more time into my PS4 for a while and mostly playing Destiny 2 but I burned out on that. I beat Division 2 on my PS4 and then sunk close to 200 hours into that. Took a break and finally decided to really focus on single player games with Apex as my main multiplayer game for now.

The first game I’ll list for my working towards completion/beat is Days Gone. I feel like I’m close to 75% complete. I plan on getting the platinum for it since it seems pretty simple to do and I have enjoyed the game. The main story and side stories have gotten pretty interesting this far into the game. I am starting to see some bugs show up more often now or I’d say one bug and that’s where the freakers(zombies) just appear out of nowhere. It’s not just one of them either it’s usually six and up. Overall I think Sony Bend did a fine job.

On PC I started Rage 2 which I like so far. I’m only like an hour worth of gameplay into so don’t really have a lot to say yet about it. There seems like there is a lot to unlock and upgrade so it could be fun.

Last but not least I did break down and buy two new games and many might not like it but they were on the Epic Store. With their sale active, I just had to buy World War Z because I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about it and it looks fun. I also picked up Hades because I enjoy SuperGiant Games. It really just comes down to wanting to play some games no matter where I get them from. I’ll probably get some hate for this but I just don’t really care. I’m here to have fun and that’s what’s going to happen.

I look forward to the next post which maybe I can get some screenshots posted up. If you read through this then I’d like to say “that’s awesome and thank you for wasting some time on my nonsense. Also feels good to be back writing about gaming again.

Road to Victory #26

Been a while but that’s how it goes for me. I tend to not feel like writing about or review my games I play. This one though deserved the post.

Slain
This game was awesome. It was given to me as a Christmas gift and I enjoyed every minute of it. Very challenging and will make you mad but very rewarding when you get the next checkpoint. I finished it today and actually wrote a review about it here.

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I highly recommend the game. It’s a must play in my opinion.

Road to Victory #25

I beat Sleeping Dogs Definite edition a few days ago. I never played the original version so can’t compare the two. I did have some fun playing it and thought the story was pretty good. I also went through both DLC packs which weren’t bad. I did have some issues with certain things glitching out at times and having to restart to get it to work again. Overall the game was good and a must play in my book.

I’ve also went through Dead Island Definite Edition with a friend and had a good time playing it. This version was loaded with bugs when we started playing like invisible boxes and audio glitches to name a few. It did get patched recently which did fix a lot of that. The game also crashed on us once and when we restarted it my game would constantly crash after a minute or two. After going through settings and everything we found it to be the modded weapon I was using was the problem. It was the ripper mod and after getting rid of it the game never had another crash.

We beat that and then started Riptide Definite Edition which we have completed 83% so far. We have run into a few issues but mainly just audio stuff. Sounds will cut out sometimes and then kick back in later. Overall both games have been a blast to play with a friend. I don’t really recommend playing by yourself. If you can play with someone cause it just makes things more enjoyable.

I finally started Skyrim since I got the SE version for free. I never played back when it came out because of a long story. I’m looking forward to finally jumping into what I’ve heard is an amazing adventure. Only got a little bit in and had to go to work but will have more progress next time.

In other news I’ve won a few cool games from SG. I won Abzu a few weeks back and then today I won Owlboy. Both amazing looking games and stuff I’m looking forward to playing. I’m also hoping to learn how to make my posts a little flashier like some really impressive ones other members have. That’s about it for now. I’ll update on my progress as soon as I can again.

Road to Victory #24

Accidentally created my last post before I was finished and then had to leave for a few hours. So this is basically a continuation from that one. lol


Shadow Warrior
I finally started this after seeing the trailers for the second one and friends telling me to play it. I think I’m on the 4th mission right now and the game is a blast. I really love the dialog and B movie feel to the game. Lots to upgrade and have fun with. No screenshots yet for some reason so I’ll have some next time I post about it.


Doom(2016)
Beat this a little while ago and really enjoyed it. Ending made me a little mad but nothing like Rage ending mad. Hopefully there will be some campaign DLC to maybe continue the ending. I knocked out most of the cheevos so far. I plan on getting a few more still and maybe 100% the main game at least. I’m not going to bother getting MP DLC.
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The Last Door
This is a fantastic point & click game. It’s broke down into four chapters in this first season and they won’t take to long to complete but it’s story makes it well worth it. Wrote a small review here
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Last thing I have is that I finally got around to installing the PS2 emulator and Dolphin to emulate Gamecube & Wii games. I also bought the Dolphin light bar which is bluetooth so I can use my Wii remotes on my PC. Loving it so far and it’s awesome to be able to play some games I missed and make them look even better.

Road to Victory #23

Been quite a while since my last update. I tend to get lazy and not care about writing stuff for games and just play. So lets just get to what I’ve been doing.


Oceanhorn
Finished this off last night. It was a fun game and took me about 20 hours to knock out. I didn’t get 100% on the cheevos as the ones for fishing irritated me and I just didn’t care. I wrote up a review you can read here. Definitely a game worth playing.
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Road to Victory #22

I’ve finally beat Final Fantasy 9. I didn’t 100% the game but the story is complete. At first I was going to go for all the ultimate weapons but after doing the chocobo hot & cold game you have to do to find some items you need, I decided to give up on that part. I just have to many games to play to bother. Anyways the game was awesome and it brought back the love I have for jrpgs.
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I’ve been playing Doom and this game is awesome. The combat is great and can be frantic at times. I like trying to find all the secrets and upgrades. The mapping system is nice and highlights the area once you have been to that location. Plus the game just look fantastic.

The multiplayer I wasn’t that impressed with and felt mediocre. I’ll still play it here and there though. The other mode called snapmap is cool and has a lot of potential to see some great user generated content. I played some co-op stuff with 2 friends and we had some fun. Might try to make my own stuff sometime down the road.
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I finished the final level of Demons with Shotguns and wrote a review for it. I almost gave up on the game and gave it one last try today and beat the final level after 2 tries. Made me happy. lol

I’ve beat a lot of levels in One Finger Death Punch and have gotten to a level that has drove me crazy trying to beat it. I’m still up in the air on if I want to give up on the game finally. It was fun for quite a while but has worn out it’s welcome considering every level is basically the same thing over and over with a different style of challenge.

Titan Souls I have beaten 11 bosses so far and had to take a break. It’s a game I keep going back and forth with on just dropping it. I did find some videos with strategies on the bosses which helped a lot.

I started Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth 1 a few days ago and so far it’s been good. Had some laughs and plenty of jigglies. lol
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I’ve messed with Ark a bit. Built a little hut and leveled up about eight times. Haven’t really sunk my teeth into it yet. Dariusburst also got some playtime for a little while. It’s pretty fun so far.

That’s it for this update. Time to get back to some games.

Road to Victory #21

Played through some small indie games and also went through and hid a bunch of games in my library I won’t ever play. I 100% Rise of the Tomb Raider for game progress. I tried out some of the extra stuff like endurance and score trials and just didn’t really care to play much more of those. This game is complete for me and can go into the finished pile.

I’ve been playing One Finger Death Punch and have a blast with that. At least for a while. I haven’t given up on it yet but it’s starting to get very repetitive and there are a crap load of levels. Played a little of It Came From Space, and Ate Our Brains with my son and we had some fun with that. Good fun challenge of survival modes.

Stuck with Titan Souls and beat 7 more bosses today. This puts me at 103 deaths and 11 bosses defeated. Nine more to go. Also put a bunch of more progress in Final Fantasy IX. Love this game so much.

Two other games I’ve played were Super Time Force Ultra which is a really cool game but I’ve never been a fan of being timed to beat levels and that time is very short. Takes away the fun for me. This may get axed for finishing because of that. The other one is Demons with Shotguns which has been a really fun and challenging game. Play stages with waves of monsters to fight. A game worth checking out.

I also added a bunch of more games to my library from the sale. Wasn’t planning on it but we all know how that goes. lol. That’s it for now. Until next time keep up that battle.

Road to Victory #20

With this update I have completed Watch Dogs. My impressions after have me not caring about the second game. The story was weak and left me feeling nothing for any of the characters. Didn’t care for some of the missions like ones where you look through a camera and have to guide someone around a map for them to escape. The final mission pissed me off pretty bad and had some of the stupidest crap to deal with.

I’m glad it’s done and I’m not wasting any of my time on the dlc I have. From what I read it’s pretty much the same stuff with a skin of another character. After seeing the trailer and some gameplay for the second game all I see is pretty much the same game with some extras. Not much to verify a wanted playthrough for me.

I gave up on Knytt after the second chapter. Lost any drive to finish it. I tried Outrage which is a rpg maker game. Played through a few missions and deleted and threw it into the hidden games pile.

Nothing else new to update. Not sure what game(s) will come into the rotation yet but will post something in the near future.