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Ongoing Challenges
ABC Challenge 2.0 masterpost
ABC Screenshot Challenge
Retro Challenge masterpost
Tag Challenge masterpost
20/22 Challenge

Past Challenges
ABC Challenge masterpost

A year of backlog fight in review: 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021

= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Game Pass - = Nintendo Switch - = Retro


June’s Stats

aka. Holidays means not much progress is made

Happy Summer, fellow assassins! I hope you all had a good June and made progress with your backlog (or at least had good things going on IRL). I took about 2 weeks of holidays with no gaming happening so not much progress was made but I kept on schedule with the 20/22 challenge and managed to not get many additions to the backlog so the balance is still ok. So far I resisted to the summer sales, but they’re not over yet. Have you caved in and bought anything interesting ?


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
8 5 1 3 161

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

20/22 Challenge Progress (11/22)

Finished this month: 2

50% unfinished
50% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Cozy Grove

    93 hours playtime

    62 of 70 achievements

  • Out There: Oceans of Time

    14 hours playtime

    47 of 66 achievements

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    25 hours playtime

    13 of 63 achievements

  • Vampire Survivors

    44 hours playtime

    120 of 120 achievements

  • Tinyfolks

    4 hours playtime

    16 of 25 achievements

  • Dead In Bermuda

    13 hours playtime

    27 of 36 achievements

  • Jenny LeClue - Detectivu

    11 hours playtime

    40 of 61 achievements

  • Witch Strandings

    30 minutes playtime

    1 of 15 achievements

  • Out There: Oceans of Time

    14 hours playtime

    47 of 66 achievements

  • Tinyfolks

    4 hours playtime

    16 of 25 achievements

  • Vampire Survivors

    44 hours playtime

    120 of 120 achievements

  • Dead In Bermuda

    13 hours playtime

    27 of 36 achievements

  • Jenny LeClue - Detectivu

    11 hours playtime

    40 of 61 achievements

  • Tinyfolks

    4 hours playtime

    16 of 25 achievements

  • Witch Strandings

    30 minutes playtime

    1 of 15 achivements

  • Stacklands

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

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= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Part of the Xbox Pass - = Nintendo Switch

May’s Stats

aka. The status is more or less quo

Hello hello fellow assassins! I hope you’re all doing well and that May has been nice with all of you. On my part, I managed to make progress on the 20/22 challenge (but haven’t caught up the one behind the schedule from last month), played quite a lot of things and managed to revive an addiction AND create a new one, both thanks to a certain anonymous octopus that I suspect is trying to sabotage my 20/22 progress. :glares:

Other than that, I at least managed to keep the balance neutral despite a lot of unplanned additions to the backlog. Let’s see how it goes in June when I’ll be away half of the month. :sweat: Til next report, stay safe, have fun and keep gaming!


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
11 6 0 6 211

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

20/22 Challenge Progress (9/22)

Finished this month: 2

59% unfinished
41% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Knights and Bikes

    11 hours playtime

    21 of 36 achievements

  • Curious Expedition

    21 hours playtime

    20 of 63 achievements

  • Princess Farmer

    8 hours playtime

    50 of 59 achievements

  • Oaken

    3 hours playtime

    2 of 29 achievements

  • Nobody Saves the World

    26 hours playtime

    29 of 34 achievements

  • Sonority

    5 hours playtime

    18 of 20 achievements

  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

    81 minutes playtime

    3 of 21 achievements

  • Vampire Survivors

    14 hours playtime

    54 of 105 achievements

  • Out There: Oceans of Time

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    11 hours playtime

    6 of 63 achievements

  • Cozy Grove

    85 hours playtime

    60 of 70 achievements

  • Knights and Bikes

    11 hours playtime

    21 of 36 achievements

  • Curious Expedition

    21 hours playtime

    20 of 63 achievements

  • Princess Farmer

    8 hours playtime

    50 of 59 achievements

  • Nobody Saves the World

    26 hours playtime

    29 of 34 achievements

  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

    81 minutes playtime

    3 of 21 achievements

  • Sonority

    5 hours playtime

    18 of 20 achievements

  • Princess Farmer

    8 hours playtime

    50 of 59 achievements

  • Oaken

    3 hours playtime

    2 of 29 achievements

  • Sonority

    5 hours playtime

    18 of 20 achievements

  • Out There: Oceans of Time

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

    81 minutes playtime

    3 of 21 achievements

  • Crown Trick

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 48 achievements

= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Part of the Xbox Pass - = Nintendo Switch

April’s Stats

aka. Yearly backlog disaster

I clearly didn’t manage much this month backlog wise, IRL keeps being very busy. I still managed to finish a few games but only one counting towards the 20/22 challenge (hopefully I catch up with that next month as another one is in progress of being beaten). Apart from that, from a mix of cakeday happening and being very lucky on SG, the backlog took kind of a hit.

I hope you all had a great April. Stay safe and game on!


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
5 4 2 8 67

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

20/22 Challenge Progress (7/22)

Finished this month: 1

68% unfinished
32% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • FixFox

    14 hours playtime

    37 of 37 achievements

  • Party Hard

    10 hours playtime

    12 of 27 achievements

  • Peglin

    8 hours playtime

    9 of 15 achievements

  • Life is Strange: True Colors

    13 hours playtime

    40 of 40 achievements

  • Knights and Bikes

    8 hours playtime

    17 of 36 achievements

  • FixFox

    14 hours playtime

    37 of 37 achievements

  • Party Hard

    10 hours playtime

    12 of 27 achievements

  • Peglin

    8 hours playtime

    9 of 15 achievements

  • Life is Strange: True Colors

    13 hours playtime

    40 of 40 achievements

  • Impostor Factory

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 1 achievements

  • Cleo - a pirate's tale

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Vampire Survivors

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 88 achievements

  • OMORI

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 84 achievements

  • Papetura

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • Life is Strange: True Colors

    13 hours playtime

    40 of 40 achievements

  • Peglin

    8 hours playtime

    9 of 15 achievements

  • Nobody Saves the World

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Part of the Xbox Pass - = Nintendo Switch

March’s Stats

aka. Late report

I was out of town so this report is late. March was busy IRL so backlog progress has gone a bit down, but I managed to keep up with the 20/22 challenge, so there is that.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
6 5 0 6 105

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

20/22 Challenge Progress (6/22)

Finished this month: 2

73% unfinished
27% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Hero's Hour

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 61 achievements

  • TUNIC

    16 hours playtime

    18 of 36 achievements

  • Loop Hero

    52 hours playtime

    44 of 50 achievements

  • Royal Frontier

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Moonlighter

    46 hours playtime

    49 of 67 achievements

  • FixFox

    8 hours playtime

    21 of 37 achievements

  • TUNIC

    16 hours playtime

    18 of 36 achievements

  • Hero's Hour

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 61 achievements

  • Loop Hero

    52 hours playtime

    44 of 50 achievements

  • Moonlighter

    46 hours playtime

    49 of 67 achievements

  • Royal Frontier

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Call of the Sea

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Hero's Hour

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 61 achievements

  • TUNIC

    16 hours playtime

    18 of 36 achievements

  • Royal Frontier

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • FixFox

    8 hours playtime

    21 of 37 achievements

  • Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 48 achievements

= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Part of the Xbox Pass - = Nintendo Switch

February’s Stats

aka. Still doing fine

I hope all of you fellow Assassins are safe and well. Did some progress on the backlog front this month, including finishing 3 games on my 20/22 challenge and getting back on track with this. I also finally finished Days Gone, which was such a massive game that I felt that withdrawal when I was finally done. Anyway, I hope you all had a good month or at least that you’re all safe and well. Take care.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
7 6 0 3 53

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

20/22 Challenge Progress (4/22)

Finished this month: 3

82% unfinished
18% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Days Gone

    73 hours playtime

    45 of 61 achievements

  • Moonglow Bay

    32 hours playtime

    27 of 37 achievements

  • DYSMANTLE

    71 hours playtime

    29 of 34 achievements

  • GNOSIA

    6 hours playtime

    3 of 26 achievements

  • Ghost on the Shore

    4 hours playtime

    8 of 20 achievements

  • Submerged: Hidden Depths

    7 hours playtime

    5 of 14 achievements

  • Ticket to Earth

    34 hours playtime

    36 of 50 achievements

  • Days Gone

    73 hours playtime

    45 of 61 achievements

  • Ghost on the Shore

    4 hours playtime

    8 of 20 achievements

  • Submerged: Hidden Depths

    7 hours playtime

    5 of 14 achievements

  • DYSMANTLE

    71 hours playtime

    29 of 34 achievements

  • Moonglow Bay

    32 hours playtime

    27 of 37 achievements

  • Ticket to Earth

    34 hours playtime

    36 of 50 achievements

  • Black Book

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Ghost on the Shore

    4 hours playtime

    8 of 20 achievements

  • Submerged: Hidden Depths

    7 hours playtime

    5 of 14 achievements

= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Part of the Xbox Pass - = Nintendo Switch

January’s Stats

aka. Slow start and lots of zombies

Hello fellow Assassins! I hope you had a good start of the year, gaming and otherwise. Been putting a lot of hours into Days Gone so not much more progress was made apart from a few shorter games and some time into the 20/22 challenge. I’ve been having a blast with it though, despite the plethora of bugs I’m encountering. I’ve been doing pretty good at not adding much to the backlog too, so I’m starting the year on a small victory over the backlog. Did you guys bought anything during the Lunar New Year sales?


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
11 4 1 1 82 + 8

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

20/22 Challenge Progress (1/22)

Finished this month: 1

95% unfinished
5% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • DemonCrawl

    370 hours playtime

    115 of 175 achievements

  • A Way Out

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Lake

    6 hours playtime

    8 of 10 achievements

  • Assemble with Care

    82 minutes playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

  • Wolfstride

    19 hours playtime

    19 of 20 achievements

  • Days Gone

    53 hours playtime

    29 of 61 achievements

  • Moonglow Bay

    23 hours playtime

    11 of 37 achievements

  • DYSMANTLE

    41 hours playtime

    17 of 34 achievements

  • GNOSIA

    3 hours playtime

    3 of 26 achievements

  • Out There: O Edition

    18 hours playtime

    45 of 64 achievements

  • Out There: Oceans of Time

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • A Way Out

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Lake

    6 hours playtime

    8 of 10 achievements

  • Assemble with Care

    82 minutes playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

  • Wolfstride

    19 hours playtime

    19 of 20 achievements

  • GNOSIA

    3 hours playtime

    3 of 26 achievements

= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Part of the Xbox Pass - = Nintendo Switch

20/22 Challenge


Shamelessly stolen from Inspired by Skatr's 20/22 Challenge



As I was saying in my yearly backlog fight review, I have drifted back into the bad habit that had brought me to BLAEO in the first place: I’ve been playing a lot of games but not finishing most of them. And it’s not by a lack of enjoyment but just because I’m somehow getting distracted by another game and then failing to take the time to go back to them. This has to stop.

That’s why Skatr’s challenge seem such a good idea, including the “punishment” clause at the end because I keep failing to stick to lists even tho I put games in it I REALLY wanna play. Hopefully I manage to stick to it this time.

Rules:

  • I have to finish 20 of the 22 games on the list.
  • The games must have been started before 2022
  • They must be games I enjoyed playing. As I was saying, I'm doing mostly this to go back to the unfinished games that got distracted from for whatever reason, but that I loved in the first place. Of course I'm doing this in an attempt to make progress with the backlog, but I don't want it to be a "let's pick whatever would be the fastest to finish and call it a day". My intention is to fully enjoy this challenge, not make it a tedious task.
  • I can replace games as I see fit, but I am of course still limited to my unfinished list. I don’t think I'll switch many of them, even though I've been struggling to not have included Darkest Dungeon in the list, so I might switch one of them for it later on. Plus I need a margin in case of a technical issue.
  • And finally, I only have this year to finish it - if I don’t, I will be feeding somebody else backlog with one of my favourite game of 2022.

And that’s about it. Of course, I’ll be playing other games during the year but that will be my main side quest for the year, and I’ll do my best to stick to it.

The List


A Year of Backlog Fight in Review

I finally assembled all the stats and put some images together to make it prettier, here comes my yearly summary. 2021 was way more brutal than expected on so many levels, and it took a toll on the backlog fight for a few months. However, the stats are less awful than I initially anticipated.

If I had to reduce my favourite games to a top 3, I’ll keep Alba, Death’s Door and The Wild at Heart. Still, I loved all the games that made the top 15 and I strongly recommend them.


Finished: 67
Beaten: 41
Completed: 26
Added to the Backlog of Doom: 74
Best month: January (-7)
Worst month: December (+10)

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

Almost but not quite


Month Finished Backlog+ Balance
January 12 5
-7
February 9 9
0
March 6 6
0
April 3 9
+6
May 3 6
+3
June 2 3
+1
July 12 11
-1
August 7 5
-2
September 5 0
-5
October 2 4
+2
November 3 3
0
December 3 13
+10
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
The Wild at Heart
Ocean's Heart
Monster Sanctuary
Death's Door
Cozy Grove
Subnautica: Below Zero
Dorfromantik
Garden Story
It Takes Two
Mini Motorways
Omno
Marco and the Galaxy Dragon
Pathway
Supraland

Like I said in the intro, the stats are less awful than I initially anticipated, because I somehow still managed to control what I added to the backlog. Still not a victory over the backlog, but a better ratio than last year.

That being said, I'm not really happy in the progress I made in the challenges I had set for myself or with the way I went back to old bad habits of starting a lot of games and not finishing them despite loving them. More on how I intend to try and fix that in the next section.


Progress in 2021

Won on SteamGifts

Jan 1st (173 games) vs Dec 31th 2021 (175 games)
36% never played
3% unfinished
32% beaten
28% completed
35% never played
5% unfinished
32% beaten
29% completed

Gifts & Other Wins

Jan 1st (395 games) vs Dec 31th 2021 (428 games)
0% won't play
52% never played
11% unfinished
19% beaten
17% completed
0% won't play
51% never played
11% unfinished
20% beaten
18% completed

As I said, I've gone back to the bad habit of not finishing what I start, not because I don't like the game but because I get distracted by something else. As a direct consequence, some of my favourite games I played this year didn't make it to my Top 15. I think Skatr's 20/22 challenge is such a great idea. I am definitely gonna adapt it to my needs (and probably only pick from my unfinished games). I'll post about that in the next days and insert a link here when it's ready. The masterpost has been made.

My other pet peeve about how the backlog fight went is how little progress I made in the Tag Challenge despite picking games I really wanted to play soon. I'm gonna try to focus more on those and make better progress on it than this year. We'll see how it goes, but I have to be able to do better than 2, right? RIGHT ? *sweats*


State of the Targets on January 1st 2022 (for tracking purpose)

Won on SteamGifts 175 games

35% never played
5% unfinished
32% beaten
29% completed

Gifts & Other Wins 428 games

0% won't play
51% never played
11% unfinished
20% beaten
18% completed

Added in 2021 80 games

35% never played
18% unfinished
26% beaten
22% completed

December’s Stats

aka. A mediocre end to a mediocre year

Well, here we are. Happy New Year fellow assassins! We made it through 2021, which honestly was an achievement on itself. This year was even more cursed tha 2020 and I’m glad it’s over. Let’s just hope that the next one is a bit nicer with us all.

Backlog wise I didn’t make too much progress in December as I’ve scattered myself, but I managed to play It Takes Two and it was really a cool game. I didn’t like the backstory too much but loved the co-op experience and think it deserves all the awards its getting. A nice surprise to finish the year with.

The damage to the backlog has been done by the holiday season as it always happens. Did you pick up anything good during the final sales of the year? I’m not too sure what the year’s summary will look like but it’ll be coming in a few days. Until then, I wish you the best for 2022, lots of good games to play, but mostly stay all healthy. Take care.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
11 3 1 13 34 + 1

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Inscryption

    9 hours playtime

    11 of 30 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    343 hours playtime

    107 of 172 achievements

  • Moonglow Bay

    14 hours playtime

    7 of 37 achievements

  • Wytchwood

    10 hours playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

  • Wolfstride

    4 hours playtime

    3 of 20 achievements

  • Cozy Grove

    77 hours playtime

    55 of 62 achievements

  • Townscaper

    15 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    16 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    316 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • It Takes Two

    15 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Lake

    3 hours playtime

    1 of 10 achievements

  • Wytchwood

    10 hours playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

  • Townscaper

    15 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • It Takes Two

    15 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Survivalists

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 42 achievements

  • TOHU

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 21 achievements

  • Not For Broadcast

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 43 achievements

  • Wytchwood

    10 hours playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

  • Wolfstride

    4 hours playtime

    3 of 20 achievements

  • Sunless Skies

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 31 achievements

  • TOEM

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Eastward

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Noita

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

  • Townscaper

    15 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Days Gone

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 61 achievements

  • Assemble with Care

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

  • The Last Campfire

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Part of the Xbox Pass - = Nintendo Switch

November’s Stats

aka. Real life took over

The end of the year is getting so close, it’s crazy that it’s already December. I hope you’re all ok and gaming cozily from your home, especially with how the world situation is going.

On my side, I did quite a bit of gaming in the first part of the month and managed to finish both Diablo 3 and its DLC. And then I made a huge mistake and fell back into The Binding of Isaac. You can imagine how the rest of the backlog fight went this month, especially because I was away from home for the last third of November. At least I managed to keep the status quo with a neutral balance.

Have a nice December, stay safe and game on!


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
10 3 1 3 47

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Diablo III

    47 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Unpacking

    6 hours playtime

    25 of 25

  • Spire of Sorcery

    6 hours playtime

    14 of 16 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    268 hours playtime

    84 of 172 achievements

  • Moonglow Bay

    11 hours playtime

    5 of 37 achievements

  • Down in Bermuda

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • House Flipper

    15 hours playtime

    6 of 61 achievements

  • Inscryption

    48 minutes playtime

    3 of 30 achievements

  • Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp

    16 hours playtime

    15 of 49 achievements

  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    14 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Diablo III

    47 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Unpacking

    6 hours playtime

    25 of 25

  • Spire of Sorcery

    6 hours playtime

    14 of 16 achievements

  • Moonglow Bay

    11 hours playtime

    5 of 37 achievements

  • House Flipper

    15 hours playtime

    6 of 61 achievements

  • Inscryption

    48 minutes playtime

    3 of 30 achievements

= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Part of the Xbox Pass - = Nintendo Switch