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ABC Challenge masterpost
= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Game Pass - = Nintendo Switch - = Retro
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 ?
20/22 Challenge Progress (11/22)Finished this month: 2
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!
20/22 Challenge Progress (9/22)Finished this month: 2
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!
20/22 Challenge Progress (7/22)Finished this month: 1
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.
20/22 Challenge Progress (6/22)Finished this month: 2
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.
20/22 Challenge Progress (4/22)Finished this month: 3
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?
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20/22 Challenge Progress (1/22)Finished this month: 1
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.
- 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.
|Game Title||Time played (Before/After)||Status|
|Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel||7h||Unfinished|
|Dead In Bermuda||4h/13h||Beaten|
|Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator||3h||Unfinished|
|For The King||9h||Unfinished|
|Hand of Fate 2||5h||Unfinished|
|Jenny LeClue - Detectivu||2h/10h||Beaten|
|Just Cause 3||4h||Unfinished|
|Knights and Bikes||5h/11h||Beaten|
|Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales||4h||Unfinished|
|Ticket to Earth||28h/34h||Beaten|
|The Long Dark||6h||Unfinished|
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.
Almost but not quite
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)
Gifts & Other Wins
Jan 1st (395 games) vs Dec 31th 2021 (428 games)
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
Gifts & Other Wins 428 games
Added in 2021 80 games
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.
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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!
- Won on SteamGifts 178
- Gifts & Other Wins 437
- Early Access - Revisit on release 11
- 20/22 Challenge 22
- ABC Challenge 2.0 27
- Tag Challenge #1 12
- ABC Challenge 26
- 2016 91
- 2016 Monthly Themes 62
- 2017 142
- 2017 Monthly Themes 55
- 2018 78
- 2018 Monthly Themes 38
- 2019 49
- 2019 Monthly Themes 16
- 2020 47
- 2020 Monthly Themes 12
- 2021 48
- 2021 Monthly Themes 8
- 2022 28