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

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


A Year of Backlog Fight in Review

This year’s report, mostly made of a slice of stats and a slice of eye candy of my favourite games I’ve played last year, in no particular order. Actually if I had to only get a Top 3, I would have cut it down to Hades, Spiritfarer and Wintermoor Tactics Club, with a special extra spot for Animal Crossing, the perfect game to play when you can’t actually wander outside. But anyway, all the games in that Top 15 deserve their place. 2020 was a crappy year in general but a great year gaming wise, and I didn’t even have time to play/finish all I would have wanted. Happy New Year to all of you and I wish you a much better 2021, even if it starts as a mess, it has room to grow better.



Finished: 53
Beaten: 31
Completed: 22
Gifted games (SG + others) finished: 31 (4+27)
Added to the Backlog of Doom: 80
Best month: October (-7)
Worst month: April (+15)

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

Shame!


Month Finished Backlog+ Balance
January 8 7
-1
February 3 5
+2
March 3 5
+2
April 3 18
+15
May 5 7
+2
June 3 3
0
July 5 9
+4
August 6 5
-1
September 1 2
+1
October 10 3
-7
November 3 3
0
December 3 13
+10
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Hades
GRIS
Yoku's Island Express
Dead Cells
Monster Camp
Spiritfarer
Summer in Mara
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Griftlands
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Monster Train
The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk
Wintermoor Tactics Club
The Flower Collectors

Despite the progress not looking too spectacular, I'm still ok with it. The second group progress only looks "bad" because I've made some changes to it, split it in two and some games were moved to a separate list in which everything got played. It's just hard to reflect it in the visual stats result, but I'm okay with it. I still plan to try and do better with it in 2021.


Progress in 2019

Won on SteamGifts

Jan 1st (165 games) vs Dec 31th 2020 (173 games)
37% never played
2% unfinished
32% beaten
29% completed
36% never played
3% unfinished
32% beaten
28% completed

Gifts & Other Wins

Jan 1st (376 games) vs Dec 31th 2020 (395 games)
0% won't play
50% never played
13% unfinished
20% beaten
17% completed
0% won't play
52% never played
11% unfinished
19% beaten
17% completed

More or less the previous year's plans but I'm considering adding some sort of bingo card inspired by this event.

Other than that, one of my massive decision for 2021 was to take a break and stop playing Gems of War for the time being. Not only I was feeling a burnout to play it daily (you know how those free to play with daily tasks go) but also I put a crazy amount of time into it (not reflected in the steam hours count because I mostly played it on the tablet, but I probably passed a thousand hours on it) that took away from the other backlog fight. We'll see how it goes.


State of the Targets on January 1st 2021 (for tracking purpose)

Won on SteamGifts 173 games

36% never played
3% unfinished
32% beaten
28% completed

Gifts & Other Wins 395 games

0% won't play
52% never played
11% unfinished
19% beaten
17% completed

Added in 2020 80 games

56% never played
11% unfinished
20% beaten
13% completed

December’s Stats

aka. End of the year backlog overflow

The end of this weird doomed year is finally here, and I’m glad it’s over, even if 2021 doesn’t much shinier from here. As usual with the holiday season, I got quite a few additions to my backlog, and only managed to beat 3 so it’s a crushing backlog victory. That being said, I’m happy with what I played and I had a really good gaming time. I’ll be back in a few days (hopefully) with my yearly stats report, but until then, I hope you had a good holiday season and I wish you all the best for 2021.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
7 3 0 13 52+25

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (3/27)

Finished this month: 0

85% never played
4% unfinished
7% beaten
4% completed

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    112 hours playtime

    77 of 90 achievements

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    230 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos

    41 hours playtime

    39 of 65 achievements

  • Haven

    15 hours playtime

    25 of 30 achievements

  • El Hijo

    13 hours playtime

    17 of 22 achievements

  • Spelunky 2

    29 minutes playtime

    1 of 32 achievements

  • Rogue Legacy 2

    89 minutes playtime

    no achievements

Haven

15 hours playtime, 25 of 30 achievements

Haven's theme was not much my cup of tea as I don't care much about romance. That being said, the gameplay was fun enough for me to play the whole thing. The exploration part consist in gliding around the planet where those space Romeo & Juliet lovers have crashlanded and try to collect things to repair their ship while trying to solve what is going on with the planet itself. It's not gonna be everyone's thing but it's a nice chill game with an amazing soundtrack.

El Hijo - A Wild West Tale

13 hours playtime, 17 of 22 achievements

El Hijo was a surprising little stealth indie game wrapped in a gorgeous animated style spaghetti western package. It's non violent, gorgeous but sadly it's not without its defaults when it comes to some approximations in the controls, which can be annoying for a stealth game. That being said, I enjoyed the whole experience despite its flaws and would recommend it at a discounted price.

The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos

41 hours playtime, 39 of 65 achievements

My biggest chunk of gaming this month if I ignore all the hours put in Animal Crossing. It was a really solid turned based tactics RPG and I loved every bit of it. It had a sweet and sour taste for me as it's based on a super old french audio humour adventure (circa 2000s) which I use to love back then. Well turns out that kind of humour hasn't aged well and the original french dubbing is painful to endure. That being said, the english dubbing is much superior and since I played the game that way, I really had a great time. Recommended for tactics fans who don't take themselves too seriously.

  • El Hijo

    13 hours playtime

    17 of 22 achievements

  • Unheard

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Persona 4 Golden

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Spelunky 2

    29 minutes playtime

    1 of 32 achievements

  • The Girl of Glass: A Summer Bird's Tale

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • There is no game: Wrong dimension

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Rogue Legacy 2

    89 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • RimWorld

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Paradise Killer

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 6 achievements

  • Horizon Zero Dawn

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 79 achievements

  • OCTOPATH TRAVELER

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 88 achievements

  • Journey

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

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

November’s Stats

aka. Frustration and Status Quo

Hello fellow assassins, I can’t believe December is finally here and this year of doom is almost over. I hope you’re all doing well considering the situation.

Admittedly, I didn’t play much this month of anything but Animal Crossing, mainly because I got very frustrated by losing my save files on not one but TWO frickin’ games at the beginning of the month. First Yakuza, and then Grounded both fucked up my saves and it made me not wanna play anything much. At least, I didn’t add more games to the backlog that I finished, so that’s something, right? These last few days I seem to have gone back to playing, so there is hope for the last month of the year (not that I have any illusion of keeping the backlog tamed in December).

I hope you all stay safe and have a good December. Anything on your radar for the end of year Steam sales?


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
8 3 1 3 34

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (3/27)

Finished this month: 0

85% never played
4% unfinished
7% beaten
4% completed

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    112 hours playtime

    77 of 87 achievements

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

    12 hours playtime

    6 of 63 achievements

  • Grounded

    27 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Among Us

    6 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    170 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Coffee Talk

    10 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

  • The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos

    87 minutes playtime

    5 of 65 achievements

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

170 hours playtime, no achievements

I knew when I got this game that it would be a mistake, as I would fall back in my Animal Crossing addiction, but at the same time I couldn't resist either. Good timing on my part it happened just a week before my country was on lock down again. At least I got my money worth with this one (and I'm still playing, I just finished the game's "plot" that make the credits roll, but put a lot more hours after that). I can't recommend this game enough if you like relaxing things, even though for some people it's too slow paced and repetitive. To me it's really great and I'm enjoying my time in it.

Among Us

6 hours playtime, no achievements

I can't believe this game has been out for two years and I only heard about it recently. Me and half of the internet, it seems. A friend gave me a copy and enrolled me to go play with him and some of our common friends. I'm not much of a multiplayer person in general (apart from a few exceptions with close friends), but I have to admit it was a lot of fun (mostly I think because of the groups I played with. I haven't tried public games and I have zero intention to). Yes, it has very minimal graphics, yes, the gameplay is more or less always the same, but with the right group of people, this game can be a lot of fun. Weirdly, stabbing your friends or ripping their head off with your bare hands and arguing that you was Green do it is GREAT for team building. And huge thumbs up to the devs for making the game not only super cheap, but even free on mobile AND cross-plateform.

Coffee Talk

10 hours playtime, 24 of 24 achievements

A nice and cozy VN that is quite similar to VA-11 Hall-A (if you loved that one, you'll most likely love this and vice-versa). You play the barista/owner of a coffee shop only open at night, during a few days in the fall of 2020. The gameplay consists of talking with your customers, brew them the hot drinks they ask you for and watch their stories unfold over those few days. There is also an endless challenge mode that only consists on brewing more and more complicated drinks as the time goes. I played it over the past 3 days and it was such a relaxing experience, I absolutely loved it. Thanks again to Kaleith both for the recommendation and the game.

  • Among Us

    6 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Coffee Talk

    10 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

  • The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos

    87 minutes playtime

    5 of 65 achievements

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

October’s Stats

aka. Sheep opened Pandora’s box and more backlog came out of it

Hello again fellow assassins, I hope you had a good and safe October and Halloween. I might have made a fatal mistake a few weeks ago in getting a second hand Switch, with a few games, including Animal Crossing New Horizons. And I might or might not have gone back to being addicted to it. I have had the game for less than 2 weeks and already sank 65h into it. I guess I’m justifying this being a good thing by the fact that the situation being what it is, we’re in lockdown again. Sort of. At least apart from that, I did pretty ok with the backlog fight this month… or so I try to tell myself. I hope you all stay safe wherever you are, and get to have gaming time in November.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
19 10 6 3 140 + 21

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (3/27)

Finished this month: 0

85% never played
4% unfinished
7% beaten
4% completed

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    112 hours playtime

    77 of 87 achievements

  • Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep

    3 hours playtime

    26 of 27 achievements

  • Doki Doki Literature Club

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Suicide of Rachel Foster

    5 hours playtime

    11 of 11 achievements

  • The Supper

    19 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season

    15 hours playtime

    45 of 48 achievements

  • Grounded

    23 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Carrion

    8 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

  • Going Under

    13 hours playtime

    16 of 20 achievements

  • Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Terraria

    807 hours playtime

    88 of 104 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    162 hours playtime

    63 of 157 achievements

  • Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child

    3 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan

    3 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    65 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Super Mario Odyssey

    1 hour playtime

    no achievements

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    45 minutes playtime

    no achievements

Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep

3 hours playtime, 26 of 27 achievements

Kicked off the month with a pretty straight forward HoG. Nothing groundbreaking but an enjoyable one. The story was a bit forgettable though, but it filled its function.

Doki Doki Literature Club!

4 hours playtime, no achievements

I went into this game totally unspoiled (how I managed that after all the hype around this game for a long time now is the most puzzling part of it all). It was really good, especially for a free game. I'm not gonna go into details about it but if you haven't played it yet, DO.

The Suicide of Rachel Foster

5 hours playtime, 11 of 11 achievements

This game was okay but quite underwhelming. It wasn't really bad (or at least I was expecting way worse after Kaleith's reaction to playing it) but it could have been way better. Except for THE FUCKING HEAD BOBBING. What even game. Why do walking simulator devs think it's necessary to add that to their game, or not offer the option to deactivate it, I will never know. Thankfully the game is not too long because more would have been a nightmare. Don't recommend if you're prone to motion sickness.

The Supper

20 minutes playtime, no achievements

A very cute free little horror Point'n'Click. Thanks to Kaleith and Skatrzoo for the recommendation, it was short but both gruesome and adorable. Just try it, it's short and it's free.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season

15 hours playtime, 45 of 48 achievements

I had finally gotten this one to complete my Telltale collection on steam in a recent bundle so Spooktober was the perfect time to play it. Contrary to the previous Telltale games some achievements can be missed or need two playthroughs to unlock (Or to copy save folders at strategic times, but I hadn't planned for that so it will have to wait). I think it brings an interesting and appropriate conclusion to the adventures of Clementine. It suffers from the same defaults as its predecessors, so only go in if you liked the previous games and are not too bothered by their flaws. I personally enjoyed it and felt like it was concluding an era.

Carrion

8 hours playtime, 21 of 21 achievements

Way more fun than I first thought it was gonna be. It's a metroidvania where you play a mass of flesh with tentacles trying to escape from some military facility where they were experimenting on you. It has the Devolver touch, which ends up being a silly premise but with solid gameplay. I might have ignored it if it hadn't been on the game pass, but I'm glad it is. Recommended.

Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp

2 hours playtime, no achievements

The sequel to my beloved Monster Prom is finally here, and it's glorious. If you liked the first one, I strongly recommend this game. If you haven't played the original, it's currently on sale so what are you waiting for? This second iteration in the Monster Prom series brings back the same player characters with a new panel of datable possibilities (some of the old ones, plus some brand new). More funny dialogues, silly situations, new mecanics and hilarious storylines seems to be in store. The extras and achievements are not implemented yet but are in the work, but the game is fully playable alone or with friends (up to 4 players). The game let you pick between 3 game length now (30, 60 or 90 minutes) and we went for a 2 players 90 minutes game for the first try, which was super fun. I can't wait to play a lot more of this, strongly recommended if you loved the first one.

Going Under

13 hours playtime, 16 of 20 achievements

I won this weird roguelike from a friend on SG and I was very curious about it. I had never heard of it before but the concept was sounding interesting. You're a new hire in a startup company and discover that under the current office are the offices of 3 other defunct startups which failed and went under. They now serve as dungeons that you'll have to explore to get different artifacts and accomplish different missions to progress in the story. It might not look the most polished visually, as the art style is very colorful and blocky, but the game is actually a lot of fun. The game is not easy but the developpers offered a custom mode if you're really stuck and want to make the experience a little less brutal.

Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child

3 hours playtime, 13 of 13 achievements

Another Artifex HoG, nothing much to say about it, I just felt like playing something relaxing one evening and went with this. Again, middle of the pack quality: they have done better but also way worse. Okayish if you've already played the better ones.

The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan

3 hours playtime, 18 of 18 achievements

Same as the previous one. Actually out of the 3 HoG I played this month this is the one I enjoyed less, for no specific reason. Maybe actually because I had played the 2 others and it wasn't much different, but it was relaxing, which is pretty much all I expect from them.

  • Going Under

    13 hours playtime

    16 of 20 achievements

  • Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

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

September’s Stats

aka. Not much to report

Hello fellow assassins, and happy October! Hard to believe it’s already there in this messed up year that is 2020. Not much in this report, I played quite a few really good games this month, but only finished one. For all the roguelike lovers, I couldn’t recommend you enough to go play Hades if you haven’t already. Other than that, I managed to not add much to the backlog either (or did I? I caved and got a lot of Game Pass, which is the Shrodinger’s cat of backlog.) Anyway, I hope you’re all well and will have a nice October. Are you planning on playing your horror games this month?


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
6 1 0 2 44

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (3/27)

Finished this month: 0

85% never played
4% unfinished
7% beaten
4% completed

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    110 hours playtime

    74 of 84 achievements

  • Spiritfarer

    39 hours playtime

    38 of 39 achievements

  • Wasteland 3

    36 hours playtime

    19 of 62 achievements

  • As Far As The Eye

    9 hours playtime

    5 of 67 achievements

  • Hades

    10 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Grounded

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

Spiritfarer

39 hours playtime, 38 of 39 achievements

I really loved the game. It's probably one of my favourite I've played this year. You play as Stella, a new spiritfarer who's gonna take care of spirits on her boat until they're ready to move on to the next step of their afterlife. The game is a really nice combo of farming/crafting/fishing, quite some exploring, building and improving your boat and of course finding more about the spirits you get to befriend. I thought the game was giving an interesting approach to the theme of death and grieving without being overly dramatic. It hit me right in the feels while still giving happy and peaceful vibes. Loved it.

  • As Far As The Eye

    9 hours playtime

    5 of 67 achievements

  • Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 27 achievements

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

August’s Stats

aka. Another small victory

Another busy month IRL but I managed to cram more gaming time than in the first part of summer, and finish a few games, plus play a lot more of some others. I hope your summer went well and you’ve been playing interesting games. Stay safe and see you in a month.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
12 6 2 5 119

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (3/27)

Finished this month: 1

85% never played
4% unfinished
7% beaten
4% completed

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    109 hours playtime

    72 of 84 achievements

  • Terraria

    795 hours playtime

    81 of 89 achievements

  • Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale

    7 hours playtime

    5 of 30 achievements

  • Tumblestone

    10 hours playtime

    8 of 28 achievements

  • Serial Cleaner

    7 hours playtime

    23 of 28 achievements

  • GRIS

    5 hours playtime

    10 of 17 achievements

  • The Adventure Pals

    11 hours playtime

    27 of 31 achievements

  • A Case of Distrust

    2 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

  • Wasteland 3

    31 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Stikbold!

    2 hours playtime

    3 of 26 achievements

  • Spiritfarer

    10 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Dropsy

    4 hours playtime

    30 of 30 achievements

Serial Cleaner

7 hours playtime, 23 of 28 achievements

Okayish but pretty repetitive and unoriginal when it comes to stealth mecanics. I ended up not even going back to check the special movie themed levels I unlocked via collectibles, even though I had planned to. Unless it's already in your backlog and you have nothing better to play, I'd say pass.

GRIS

5 hours playtime, 10 of 17 achievements

The most beautiful looking game I've played in a long while. It's a game about loss and grief so it might not be the happiest one, but it's soothing, relaxing and a great visual adventure. Definitely a strong recommend.

The Adventure Pals

11 hours playtime, 27 of 31 achievements

A really fun and colorful action plateformer with a bit of RPG flavor. I loved it more than I thought I would, maybe because I wasn't expecting much. The whole thing can be played in co-op too, and it seems like it could be a lot of fun.

A Case of Distrust

2 hours playtime, 10 of 10 achievements

An underwhelming disappointment from what I was expecting. Visually it was as good as what I thought, as I love that stylized minimalist art style. Sadly, the story was very cliché. It only took me 2 hours to finish it, and yet I felt it was already dragging. Meh.

Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure

2 hours playtime, 3 of 26 achievements

A dodgeball game, not much to say except it's fun to play, but I'm sure it would be a lot more fun with friends.

Dropsy

4 hours playtime, 30 of 30 achievements

Well, THAT was a surprise. With a clown as the protagonist, I was expecting some horror freak show, especially from some of the creepy visuals I had seen. The game is actually a mix between super sweet and super creepy stuff but not in the way I expected. I actually ended up being quite attached to the clown (she never said ever). A great point and click with the Devolver Digital twist on the cuteness. Recommended.

  • Hob

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 37 achievements

  • A Case of Distrust

    2 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

  • Dead In Vinland

    1 minute playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Wasteland 3

    31 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Spiritfarer

    10 hours playtime

    no achievements

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

July’s Stats

aka. The backlog is lava

Busy and stressful month IRL, so not much has been done except games that can keep my brain distracted. Hence a lot of roguelikes and a lot of Terraria. Also, there were too many good bundles recently and coupled with the sales… my backlog got fed way too many games. I hope you’re all doing ok and staying fresh and safe.



Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
10 5 2 9 50

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (2/27)

Finished this month: 0

89% never played
4% unfinished
4% beaten
4% completed

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    109 hours playtime

    71 of 82 achievements

  • Iris and the giant

    11 hours playtime

    5 of 16 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    160 hours playtime

    62 of 124 achievements

  • Terraria

    769 hours playtime

    80 of 89 achievements

  • Feather

    37 minutes playtime

    1 of 1 achievements

  • Hidden Folks

    10 hours playtime

    8 of 8 achievements

  • Monster Train

    18 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Devolverland Expo

    2 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

  • Griftlands

    13 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale

    5 hours playtime

    5 of 30 achievements

Hidden Folks

10 hours playtime, 8 of 8 achievements

The devs added some content so I revisited Hidden Folks. I loved the new music related levels, still strongly recommend this game. Note that now all the DLC content is included in the base game.

Monster Train

18 hours playtime, no achievements

A great addictive deckbuilding roguelike. A bit similar to Slay the Spire, but different enough to make it very addictive on its own merit. Bought it during the summer sale and put quite a lot of time in it this month. Will definitely play some more in the future.

Devolverland Expo

2 hours playtime, 22 of 22 achievements

If you haven't heard about this Devolver promotional game, I recommend you give it a try. It's free on steam and it's fun to play and well thought for an alternative to presenting their new and upcoming stuff since all the conventions this year were cancelled. I hope more publisher would do something like that.

Griftlands

13 hours playtime, no achievements

Another great roguelike I got during the sale, the latest Early Access from Klei arrived to Steam. It's already really good and enjoyable as it is, even though it's still worked on. A lot of story and choices to make, deckbuilding combat and "negociation" and overall great style. What more can I say except that it's really good.

Iris and the Giant

11 hours playtime, 5 of 16 achievements

Yet another roguelike from last year that I've been playing on and off in the past months and I finally manage to beat. I love the very minimalistic art style, the deckbuilding mecanics and the progression system. It's also interesting that the theme of this game is about a little girl's inner struggle with mental illness, which is original enough in those kind of games to be noted. Another recommended game.

  • Sigma Theory

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 38 achievements

  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 48 achievements

  • Griftlands

    13 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Monster Train

    18 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch™ Remastered

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 33 achievements

  • Outer Wilds

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 17 achievements

  • SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

  • The Suicide of Rachel Foster

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 11 achievements

  • Night Call

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 45 achievements

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

June’s Stats

aka. A Fragile Balance

Pretty unproductive month in the backlog fight, mostly because I played WAY too many demos (and I’m really looking forward to Grounded later this month) and games I’ve already finished (Terraria, I’m looking at you). At least I managed to keep the additions tamed (but the sales are not over so who knows what next month report will look like) too so the balance is neutral. I can’t believe we’re already midway through 2020 (even though it already feels like an eternity of crappy things happening). For now I don’t have much plans for the summer with the current situation so maybe I’ll get some gaming done. To see if any progress is made with the backlog is another story. I hope you all have a wonderful July!


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
7 3 2 3 85

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (2/27)

Finished this month: 0

89% never played
4% unfinished
4% beaten
4% completed

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    109 hours playtime

    68 of 77 achievements

  • My Jigsaw Adventures - A Lost Story

    10 hours playtime

    32 of 32 achievements

  • Terraria

    726 hours playtime

    79 of 89 achievements

  • Summer in Mara

    29 hours playtime

    51 of 53 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    146 hours playtime

    60 of 121 achievements

  • Feather

    19 minutes playtime

    1 of 1 achievements

  • Iris and the giant

    6 hours playtime

    5 of 16 achievements

My Jigsaw Adventures - A Lost Story

10 hours playtime, 32 of 32 achievements

Simply a jigsaw game but a pretty good one. Beautiful original art, lots of options... one of the best of the genre I've tried.

Summer in Mara

29 hours playtime, 51 of 53 achievements

A nice crafting/exploring/farming game. It reminded me a bit of My Time in Portia but with a better story and exploration experience, while having a less complex crafting system (in the sense of crafting is instant so it's less planning). The game is not perfect, but the devs seem to be working on fixing and improving it. They already released a great quality of life patch but weirdly it also added some annoying small glitches that were not present in the pre-release version. Hopefully they'll take care of that soon. I loved the wholesome story, cast of NPCs and feeling overall, as well as the design. I'll recommend it but maybe wait at least for the next patch to play it for those annoying glitches to get fixed.

Feather

20 minutes playtime, 1 of 1 achievement

A bird simulator where you can fly around on an island... It was nice but there is no real objective or goal and once you've explored you're pretty much done. In the same style, I preferred playing Copoka or AER, but it's a nice short experience.

  • Party Hard 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 41 achievements

  • Summer in Mara

    29 hours playtime

    51 of 53 achievements

  • Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 98 achievements

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

May’s Stats

aka. Late report

Report is late and short this month. I just hope you’re all doing fine. Stay safe.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
10 5 2 7 92

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (2/27)

Finished this month: 0

89% never played
4% unfinished
4% beaten
4% completed

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    108 hours playtime

    68 of 77 achievements

  • Dead Cells

    33 hours playtime

    40 of 72 achievements

  • Broforce

    8 hours playtime

    6 of 17 achievements

  • Cloudpunk

    4 hours playtime

    22 of 79 achievements

  • Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions

    18 hours playtime

    40 of 40 achievements

  • Terraria

    691 hours playtime

    79 of 89 achievements

  • Wintermoor Tactics Club

    11 hours playtime

    24 of 29 achievements

  • Summer Paws

    2 hours playtime

    23 of 23 achievements

  • The Flower Collectors

    3 hours playtime

    8 of 13 achievements

  • My Jigsaw Adventures - A Lost Story

    3 hours playtime

    12 of 32 achievements

Broforce

8 hours playtime, 6 of 17 achievements

Really fun and perfect to empty your mind.

Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions

18 hours playtime, 40 of 40 achievements

They added a few free puzzles to promote the DLCs. More of the same.

Wintermoor Tactics Club

11 hours playtime, 24 of 29 achievements

Greatests game in the genre I've played in a long while. Reminded me of Final Fantasy Tactics but with a fun parody theme. Great art, great writing and cool gameplay that was a mix of Turned based tactics fights and interactive VN storytelling. A++, strongly recommended.

Summer Paws

2 hours playtime, 23 of 23 achievements

Recommended to those who love cats & liked Hidden Paws and Hidden Paws Mysteries. Prettier than the previous ones, and they fixed the motion sickness enducing camera movements.

The Flower Collectors

2 hours playtime, 8 of 13 achievements

Great story and historical background, great art style, unperfect gameplay, but most of all very high price tag for a 2h long game. Recommend if discounted or bundled though.

  • The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 20 achievements

  • Train Valley 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 63 achievements

  • 428 Shibuya Scramble

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 27 achievements

  • Wintermoor Tactics Club

    11 hours playtime

    24 of 29 achievements

  • The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie Video Game

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Summer Paws

    2 hours playtime

    23 of 23 achievements

  • My Jigsaw Adventures - A Lost Story

    3 hours playtime

    12 of 32 achievements

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

April’s Stats

aka. Backlog explosion

April is always awful for my backlog, and this year was no exception. Actually, I spent even less time playing this month even though I’m still stuck at home. Or rather, I’ve played quite a lot of things but finished very little of them. I’ve seen a lot of assassins have made huge progress due to the current situation, so congrats to all of you who did, and for the ones that are in my case, do not despair, things are what they are :) I just hope all of you and your loved ones are safe right now. Take care and have a good month!


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
10 3 1 18 39

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (2/27)

Finished this month: 0

89% never played
4% unfinished
4% beaten
4% completed

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    105 hours playtime

    61 of 77 achievements

  • Dead Cells

    31 hours playtime

    38 of 72 achievements

  • Truberbrook

    10 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Metro Exodus

    2 hours playtime

    5 of 68 achievements

  • MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD

    373 hours playtime

    71 of 100 achievements

  • Slay the Spire

    211 hours playtime

    25 of 46 achievements

  • Cyrano Story

    48 minutes playtime

    10 of 13 achievements

  • Marco & The Galaxy Dragon

    29 minutes playtime

    2 of 15 achievements

  • Cloudpunk

    2 hours playtime

    6 of 79 achievements

  • A Fold Apart

    4 hours playtime

    6 of 6 achievements

Dead Cells

31 hours playtime, 38 of 72 achievements

Clearly my most intense addiction these days. I had forgotten how good this game was (I hadn't play since the early days) and it has evolved a lot since then. I loved rediscovering everything and I have Skatrzoo to thanks for that (and blame for the addiction). I got myself the Bad Seed DLC, which is a nice addition but also harder than the base game. I still have a lot of hours ahead of me, so it'll probably appear in the played list of the upcoming months. Strong recommend for anybody who like satisfying roguelikes that play like a metroidvania.

Cyrano Story

48 minutes playtime, 10 of 13 achievements

A weird ARG that I only played to try and get a key for Moons of Madness, which I didn't after about 15 attempts, but Kaleith was nice and gave me his own key. I'm not gonna pretend I would have figured out what to do without a guide, that thing was way too complicated for my logic.

A Fold Apart

4 hours playtime, 6 of 6 achievements

A cute and original puzzle game based on paper folding mecanics. It tells the story of a couple confronted to the problems of a long distance relationship. I really liked the game but it's only 3h long and the full price they ask for it is a bit steep. Keep an eye on it discounted if you like puzzles though, it's worth playing.

  • Metro Exodus

    2 hours playtime

    5 of 68 achievements

  • Truberbrook

    10 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • HITMAN™ 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 146 achievements

  • Marco & The Galaxy Dragon

    29 minutes playtime

    2 of 15 achievements

  • Murder by Numbers

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 4 achievements

  • Moons of Madness

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 23 achievements

  • Neo Cab

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • Galaxy of Pen & Paper

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Subnautica: Below Zero

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Lair of the Clockwork God

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 21 achievements

  • Devil's Kiss

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 1 achievements

  • Pilgrims

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 45 achievements

  • JuVentures

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Cloudpunk

    2 hours playtime

    6 of 79 achievements

  • A Fold Apart

    4 hours playtime

    6 of 6 achievements

  • Shapik: the moon quest

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • The Flower Collectors

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Gato Roboto

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

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