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

= 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

March’s Stats

aka. Weird times are upon us

How is it going guys? I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well. Like a lot of people right now, I’m confined at home so at least there is time for the backlog. It was my last month of Xbox pass and I managed to play Final Fantasy XV and then try a few more games. At least now I know that Ori 2 and Indivisible are not really for me. I also started Metro Exodus and liked what I played of it, but didn’t have time to finish it, especially because I went back to Dead Cells and I’m addicted to it again (I blame Skatrzoo for this). Anyway, I just hope you’re all staying home for those who can, and staying safe for those who still have to work in those weird times. Let me know how you’ve been dealing with the situation, depending on what measures your country has been taking. And game on!


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
10 3 0 5 55+53

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 74 achievements

  • MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD

    372 hours playtime

    71 of 100 achievements

  • Final Fantasy XV

    36 hours playtime

    43 of 59 achievements

  • Slay the Spire

    207 hours playtime

    25 of 46 achievements

  • Iris and the Giant

    5 hours playtime

    5 of 16 achievements

  • Hidden Through Time

    4 hours playtime

    16 of 19 achievements

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

    2 hours playtime

    1 of 37 achievements

  • Indivisible

    1 hour playtime

    4 of 29 achievements

  • Metro Exodus

    6 hours playtime

    5 of 52 achievements

  • Dead Cells

    15 hours playtime

    28 of 62 achievements

Monster Hunter World - Iceborne

372 hours playtime, 71 of 100 achievements

Finished the main story of the Iceborne DLC in coop with girlfriend. The DLC is definitely worth the money, as it adds a lot of content and new monsters. As for the base game, the story itself has little interest, and hunting with friends is where it's at. Will probably put some more hours into it in the upcoming month. Recommended for all those who liked the base game.

Hidden Through Time

4 hours playtime, 16 of 19 achievements

Pretty much a clone of Hidden Folks, with added color and a level editor, by a totally different studio. It's not a bad game and if you liked Hidden Folks and want more, have a look at it, but the original is better.

Final Fantasy XV

36 hours playtime, 43 of 59 achievements

That was my "big" project for March, to finish this before my Xbox pass expired. It was an okay game, and it might be only me who's burned out of the Final Fantasy franchise, but I wasn't too excited by the story itself. It was nice driving around the open world, discovering places and fishing, but I wouldn't really recommend the game at full price. At least the combat was more dynamic than in old school FF games (but I prefer the gambit system from FF12).

  • Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 43 achievements

  • Hidden Through Time

    4 hours playtime

    16 of 19 achievements

  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 33 achievements

  • Deiland

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Between Two Castles - Digital Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

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

February’s Stats

aka. So many games, so little time

Soooo… Hum… clears throat Hello, I’m Sheepy and I felt back into my old MHW addiction… bows head in shame I was “blaming” it on my GF’s recent addiction to it but truth is that I have fallen back into it and used the awesome excuse to play together for buying Iceborne and getting back into the hunt. I REGRET NOTHING. It’s been really good to go back to it, and play both with GF and the friends I played the base game with. The backlog fight, on the other hand, has taken a hit because of it. That coupled with the fact that February was very full IRL, I didn’t finish much this month, but I had a lot of fun so I guess that’s it. What about you fellow assassins? How was your February?


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
10 3 2 5 63+1

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (2/27)

Finished this month: 1

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

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    105 hours playtime

    61 of 71 achievements

  • MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD

    328 hours playtime

    63 of 100 achievements

  • Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series

    13 hours playtime

    30 of 30 achievements

  • Spelunky

    7 hours playtime

    3 of 20 achievements

  • LUNA The Shadow Dust

    3 hours playtime

    13 of 24 achievements

  • Iris and the giant

    3 hours playtime

    3 of 16 achievements

  • Riptide GP: Renegade

    20 minutes playtime

    1 of 24 achievements

  • Reigns: Game of Thrones

    15 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Metro 2033 Redux

    45 minutes playtime

    0 of 49 achievements

  • The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game

    42 minutes playtime

    6 of 6 achievements

Batman: The Enemy Within

13 hours playtime, 30 of 30 achievements

Simply put, if you liked the first Batman from Telltale, you'll probably like this one too. I did and I liked getting some sort of closure on the series. In the middle of the Telltale basket, but since we're not getting anymore of those...

LUNA The Shadow Dust

3 hours playtime, 13 of 24 achievements

My favourite discovery of February (and of 2020 so far). A short but beautifully crafted P&C/puzzle game with beautiful design, animation and soundtrack. Made by a little indie team that poured all their hearts into it. Strongly recommended.

The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game

42 minutes playtime, 6 of 6 achievements

Short and cute P&C (under an hour long) with a very basic visual style where you play a frog detective and get to solve a short mystery.

  • FRAMED Collection

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 74 achievements

  • The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game

    42 minutes playtime

    6 of 6 achievements

  • LUNA The Shadow Dust

    3 hours playtime

    13 of 24 achievements

  • Iris and the giant

    3 hours playtime

    3 of 16 achievements

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

January’s Stats

aka. A good start for a brand new decade.

Hello fellow Assassins, how has your january been? For me, a lot of great games have been played, and added quite a few to the backlog too, resulting in a super small victory to start the year but a victory nonetheless. I’ve shortened my reports and even considering cutting them off completely in the future, but feel free to ask any questions if you wanna know more about a specific game I’ve been playing. I hope you’re all having a good start of 2020, until next time.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
18 8 2 7 99 + 23

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (1/27)

Finished this month: 1

89% never played
7% unfinished
4% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    105 hours playtime

    61 of 71 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    125 hours playtime

    50 of 100 achievements

  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill

    5 hours playtime

    10 of 47 achievements

  • Kind Words

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hidden Paws Mystery

    4 hours playtime

    15 of 15 achievements

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence

    13 hours playtime

    25 of 35 achievements

  • The Gardens Between

    2 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

  • The Stillness of the Wind

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Bridge Constructor Portal

    6 hours playtime

    6 of 16 achievements

  • Slay the Spire

    171 hours playtime

    24 of 46 achievements

  • Please, Don’t Touch Anything

    2 hours playtime

    11 of 15 achievements

  • Gorogoa

    2 hours playtime

    8 of 11 achievements

  • A Long Way Down

    5 hours playtime

    5 of 9 achievements

  • Yoku's Island Express

    8 hours playtime

    17 of 31 achievements

  • Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale

    2 hours playtime

    3 of 20 achievements

  • MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD

    272 hours playtime

    44 of 100 achievements

  • Spelunky

    5 hours playtime

    2 of 20 achievements

  • Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series

    3 hours playtime

    6 of 30 achievements

Hidden Paws Mystery

3 hours playtime, 15 of 15 achievements

Short but cute hidden object. More of the same compared to the first one, but without the motion sickness due to the camera, so a great improvement. Looking forward to their summer themed one.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

13 hours playtime, 25 of 35 achievements

Such a great game, both naratively and visually. I really loved this game despite a few annoying things, a strong recommendation. Especially if you have the xbox PC pass, it recently been added to the list of games.

The Gardens Between

2 hours playtime, 17 of 17 achievements

Such a beautiful puzzle game. It's pretty short but it's so pretty with great puzzle mecanics. Recommended to all puzzle lovers, a real eye candy.

The Stillness of the Wind

3 hours playtime, no achievements

More an experience than a game itself, but you should try it for yourself as it's really short.

Please, Don’t Touch Anything

1 hour playtime, 11 of 15 achievements

It gave me more of a "try anything with that object" feeling than a puzzle game, and after a while I needed to check a guide for the few endings I was missing. Interesting experience.

Gorogoa

1 hour playtime, 8 of 11 achievements

Another beautiful game with clever puzzle mecanics, another strong recommend for puzzle lovers.

Yoku's Island Express

7 hours playtime, 17 of 31 achievements

A really fun pinball plateformer (yes, you read correctly. They define it as a pinballvania, and it's pretty accurate) with lovely colorful graphics. I loved it more than I thought I would even though it had been recommended this game, as I, in turn, recommend it to all of you.

A Long Way Down

5 hours playtime, 5 of 9 achievements

Still in Early Access, this game has a great potential as an addicitive roguelike deckbuilder. It already has enough content to be enjoyable but is not fully finished yet, as the team is aiming for a full release for May-June of this year. Keep an eye on it if it's your sort of game, it could be a really good one.

  • Disco Elysium

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Hidden Paws Mystery

    4 hours playtime

    15 of 15 achievements

  • A Long Way Down

    5 hours playtime

    5 of 9 achievements

  • Feather

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 1 achievements

  • Nordlicht

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Last Resort Island

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

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

A Year of Backlog Fight in Review

It took me long enough but I finally managed to scrap this 2019 summary post together before the end of January. It was mostly for stats and an easy way to lookback purpose, but it actually made me realize I didn't do as bad as I thought I did Scratch that, I made a mistake copy pasting, I did as poorly as I thought. I didn’t finish as many games as in 2018, while I added less than half to the backlog than I did in 2018. So I guess this is something. Also, I changed the format of my favourite games I was applying the previous year to something a little more eye candy and a lot less text. Anyway, off with the nonsense chatter and on with the stats…



Finished: 56
Beaten: 35
Completed: 21
Gifted games (SG + others) finished:
Added to the Backlog of Doom: 75
Best month: February & July (-4 each)
Worst months: December (+10)

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

Another victory for the backlog.


Month Finished Backlog+ Balance
January 7 6
-1
February 9 5
-4
March 7 6
-1
April 4 12
+8
May 4 6
+2
June 2 1
-1
July 9 8
-1
August 4 9
+5
September 1 6
+5
October 2 5
+3
November 6 3
-3
December 3 13
+10
A Short Hike
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Cat Quest I & II
Steamworld Quest
Detention
Invisible Inc.
Subnautica
The Outer Worlds
Slime Rancher
Forgotton Anne
Lamplight City
The Council
DemonCrawl
We Happy Few
Dicey Dungeons


Progress in 2019

Won on SteamGifts

Jan 1st (162 games) vs Dec 31th 2019 (165 games)
41% never played
2% unfinished
28% beaten
28% completed
37% never played
2% unfinished
32% beaten
29% completed

Gifts & Other Wins

Jan 1st (324 games) vs Dec 31th 2019 (376 games)
0% won't play
55% never played
11% unfinished
17% beaten
17% completed
0% won't play
50% never played
13% unfinished
20% beaten
17% completed

I'll keep applying last year's plan as it seemed to work quite well this year. (And because I'm lazy to copy pasta everything again)


State of the Targets on January 1st 2020 (for tracking purpose)

Won on SteamGifts 165 games

37% never played
2% unfinished
32% beaten
29% completed

Gifts & Other Wins 376 games

0% won't play
50% never played
13% unfinished
20% beaten
17% completed

Added in 2019 74 games

51% never played
18% unfinished
23% beaten
8% completed

December’s Stats

aka. Another year of backlog fight

Happy New Year fellow assassins!! I hope 2020 started well for all of you, and that this new decade will bring great things in your lives and in gaming. As usual around the holiday season, slow month in the backlog fight (Not at all because I spent so many more hours in Demoncrawl even though I had finished the game) and big increase in the backlog growth so nothing too good to report, but at least I had fun and played a few great games, so it was nice. I’ll be back in a few day with my 2019 stats post, but until then, take care. How was your holiday season (if you celebrate) and did you take any resolutions for 2020?


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
12 3 1 13 63+31

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (0/27)

Finished this month: 0

96% never played
4% unfinished

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    105 hours playtime

    60 of 71 achievements

  • Descenders

    17 hours playtime

    20 of 32 achievements

  • Kind Words

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • MISTOVER

    7 hours playtime

    19 of 64 achievements

  • Cat Quest II

    16 hours playtime

    9 of 9 achievements

  • My Friend Pedro

    6 hours playtime

    20 of 30 achievements

  • Jenny LeClue - Detectivu

    2 hours playtime

    4 of 58 achievements

  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill

    4 hours playtime

    10 of 47 achievements

  • Encased

    2 hours playtime

    3 of 15 achievements

  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

    37 hours playtime

    34 of 44 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    96 hours playtime

    43 of 100 achievements

  • Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale

    54 minutes playtime

    no achievements

Cat Quest II

16 hours playtime, 9 of 9 achievements

Finished 2019 playing the sequel of a game I loved at the beginning of this same year, and it was equally great. Cat Quest II offers some improvements on the already really great Cat Quest, with the possibility of playing it co-op with a friend in the process. The stories are not dependent of each other so you can play this without having played the first one, but why would you. Full of cats & dogs puns, strongly recommended.

My Friend Pedro

6 hours playtime, 20 of 30 achievements

I wasn't expecting to like this game as much as I did, but since it was in the Game Pass, I thought why not giving it a try. I had a blast and the game is way more fun than it should be, full of silliness and a nice way to empty your mind. If you're up for the challenge, you can try to beat each stage's top score requirement, or just go through it having fun like I did. Recommended, especially if you have the Game pass.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

37 hours playtime, 34 of 44 achievements

The latest iteration in the Steamworld series, which as usual explores a new genre. This time, the dev team brought us a deckbuilder with a system pretty similar to Slay the Spire, but in the Steamworld universe, with a layer of fantasy RPG. As expected, I loved it and would strongly recommend it if you like the genre. A great way to finish my year in gaming.

  • Blacksad

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 39 achievements

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 35 achievements

  • Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale

    54 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Little Misfortune

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 35 achievements

  • A Place for the Unwilling

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 48 achievements

  • Disgaea 2 PC

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 55 achievements

  • Gorogoa

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 11 achievements

  • Whispers of a Machine

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Hades

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Thea 2: The Shattering

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 26 achievements

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 99 achievements

  • Cyberpunk 2077

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

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

November’s Stats

aka. Not as terrible, still not great

Hello fellow assassins. I can’t believe it’s December already! At least I’ve managed to play a bit more this month than I did in the previous two, and did get a small victory over the backlog this month. I’ll try to finish the year on a win too, but December is always a busy month and a nightmare when it comes to controlling the backlog additions. I hope you all have a great december and I’ll see you either at the end of the month, or in 2020. Either way, have a great holiday season if you celebrate, and overall a good end of the year. Stay safe and have fun with the backlog fight!


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
9 6 0 3 48+57

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (0/27)

Finished this month: 0

96% never played
4% unfinished

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    105 hours playtime

    60 of 70 achievements

  • The Outer Worlds

    36 hours playtime

    37 of 48 achievements

  • Descenders

    15 hours playtime

    19 of 32 achievements

  • Monster Prom

    20 hours playtime

    18 of 52 achievements

  • Sparklite

    13 hours playtime

    21 of 27 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    39 hours playtime

    24 of 100 achievements

  • Munchkin: Quacked Quest

    2 hours playtime

    8 of 26 achievements

  • MISTOVER

    6 hours playtime

    16 of 64 achievements

  • Kind Words

    29 minutes playtime

    no achievements

The Outer Worlds

36 hours playtime, 37 of 48 achievements

I had a really great time with this game. I thought it has some interesting quests and one of my favourite companion (Parvati <3), and I understand a lot of the critiscm going around about this game, but I still loved my adventure. Overall, it has its own flaws and I don't think it's Obsidian's best game (I still think, visual asides, Fallout New Vegas had a superior writing for example), but I strongly recommend it if you like first person RPGs with a silly touch to it. I liked the sublaying theme of it too and the choices you had to make sometimes were actually bringing consequences to the storyline. It's even a best deal if you have the Xbox pass for PC or can get a month of it for cheap.

DemonCrawl

39 hours playtime, 24 of 100 achievements

Surprise of the month. It's a weird mix between Minesweeper and a roguelike RPG, but the result is strangely very addictive. I didn't think I would put so many hours into it but I did, and I will probably replay it from time to time. It definitely makes the minesweeper gameplay so much more interesting with a combination of relics, curses and consumables that can add a twist to the gameplay and make each run different. Strongly recommended.

Sparklite

13 hours playtime, 21 of 27 achievements

This game is presented like a Zelda like action adventure RPG but it's really a roguelike RPG, nonetheless beautiful. It looked really good at the beginning but then turned quickly boring, which is sad because the game was really nicely polished in some aspects. The main problems were that the game turns quickly quite grindy to acquire the currency you need to upgrade everything, from the main base to all your equipment and stats, as well as instead of getting more challenging, the bosses were getting more easy as I went. And actually, I didn't notice the upgrade mecanics until way past half the game, so it wasn't even that I was overpowered, if anything I was going way underpowered and made it harder on myself, still the only boss that gave me some sort of challenge was the very first one you encounter in the game. Even with that I finished the main game in about maybe 10 hours and I feel like it was a hit and miss for me, especially because they ask for 25€ full price while there are better games on the market in that price range. Maybe keep an eye on it when it gets bundled or in a strong sale?

Kind Words

29 minutes playtime, no achievements

I didn't really "finish" this game per se, as there is no finishing it, and I'm gonna play more of it as I think it's lovely but I wanted to talk about it this month, and thank all the others assassins who played it and talked about it. I had read the concept and was scared it was one of those good ideas that could have turned into a troll filled hell, but after reading all the reviews and recs from other assassins, I accepted the key from a friend and gave it a try myself. It's not one of those games you'll play for hours (even though you could) but it's such a nice concept executed right and with such a nice community of people inside of it. It's really heartwarming and one of my favorite hidden gems I've played this year (along with A Short Hike).

Descenders

23 hours playtime, 19 of 32 achievements

I had played the beta of this game a long time ago and didn't really like it, as I found it pretty boring at the time, but since it's part of the Xbox pass, I decided to give it a second try, and that was a great decision. From time to time, I like to play one of those sports game, mostly skate/snowboard, but now bike too, that doesn't require much of my brainpower to get into but is relaxing and helping me to empty my head. It reminded me a bit of the BMX game I was playing on the PSone but outdoors with procedurally generated tracks. They improved greatly since the beta and added a lot of variety to the game, and I enjoyed the time spent in it.

Munchkin: Quacked Quest

2 hours playtime, 8 of 26 achievements

Talk about a disappointment of a game. Munchkin, the card game, is one of my favourite board games ever and I have a lot of nostalgia towards it, so I was really excited when they announced a PC adaptation of it, even tho Asmodee digital games are often a miss. However I was glad to see it got added to the Xbox PC pass on day one, and saved my money. Good thing I did. Not only there is no online multiplayer mode (which is to die for for this kind of game, and totally intended by the devs, who I'm gonna call it were lazy), but it's only barely related with the card game. It's more close to a sort of very repetitive Mario party style of game, with a munchkin skin. I finished a few runs and got overly bored with it, realizing there was nothing more behind it that the impressions I got from my first game, except unlocking more cards. Again, disappointing.

  • Sparklite

    13 hours playtime

    21 of 27 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    39 hours playtime

    24 of 100 achievements

  • Kind Words

    29 minutes playtime

    no achievements

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

October’s Stats

aka. Still struggling with the backlog fight

Wow, time flies, how is November here already? I hope October’s been good to you all and that you had a lot of time to play (and eat candies). I haven’t been doing much better than last month between real life being really busy and my ongoing addiction to Gems of War, but depending on how you look at it, I’ve finished twice as many games as last month… (it’s something right? RIGHT?)

On the plus side, I’ve finally started using my Xbox pass again as The Outer Worlds came out and it was worth the money just for this game alone. I’m having a lot of fun with it so far, I’ve read that a lot of people are disappointed with it but I’m a happy sheep. Will probably report on it next month. Now that I’m done with this report, I’m gonna try to get some gaming done on this day off. What about you, how was your October gaming, anything interesting worth recommending?


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
9 2 0 5 30 + 7

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (0/27)

Finished this month: 0

96% never played
4% unfinished

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Gems of War

    104 hours playtime

    58 of 70 achievements

  • Overland

    5 hours playtime

    10 of 48 achievements

  • WARSAW

    16 hours playtime

    17 of 34 achievements

  • Dicey Dungeons

    14 hours playtime

    4 of 53 achievements

  • Don't Starve Together

    83 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Borderlands 2

    85 hours playtime

    45 of 75 achievements

  • The Outer Worlds

    16 hours playtime

    4 of 48 achievements

  • Descenders

    23 minutes playtime

    3 of 32 achievements

  • Bridge Constructor Portal

    38 minutes playtime

    0 of 26 achievements

WARSAW

16 hours playtime, 17 of 34 achievements

WARSAW was one of those turned based tactics games I was having high hopes on being the successor to Darkest Dungeon. It was not, but it was also a pretty good game on its own. It started a bit rocky at launch (very unbalanced) but the devs patched it quickly (and are now following a roadmap of updates to add more things to the game, which I'm not gonna lie give a bit of EA feeling, even if it's not). That being said it's now pretty well balanced while still being hard enough to be interesting to play. Basically it's roguelite turned based tactics that let you replay the insurrection of Warsaw during the second world war. It's also pretty historically accurate, which is sadly what brought the only thing I regretted about the game: there is no endless mode. No matter how good you do during the game, the game will end at 63 days like the insurrection did in real life, and you cannot "win" it. Still, I played 2 full runs of it this month and I would recommend the game for tactics lovers.

Borderlands 2

85 hours playtime, 45 of 75 achievements

Finally, after months of playing this in co-op with my GF (we started in June), we finished both the game (that was actually done in july) and ALL the DLCs. As for the first time I played this back when it first got out, the best part of this is actually playing it with a friend, as otherwise it can get pretty grindy. My favourite part was still the Tiny Tina Dragonkeep DLC, which is probably one of my favourite DLC ever, all games considered. At least it scratched my FPS-looter itch for a while and I can wait that BL3 gets all its DLCs out AND an extremely cheap deal. Any of you've been playing BL3, and if yes, how is it?

  • WARSAW

    16 hours playtime

    17 of 34 achievements

  • Encased

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Sonic Mania

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • MISTOVER

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 64 achievements

  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 44 achievements

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