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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

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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

October’s Stats

aka. Spooky Stats

I didn’t manage to play everything I entended to, nor to finish many games this month. I hope your October has been more productive than mine on the backlog front. However I did manage to put a good amount of time into it and hopefully I’ll tackle more in November.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
15 2 0 4 42

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Luna's Fishing Garden

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Diablo III

    14 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Coma: Recut

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Metroid Dread

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Tetris Effect: Connected

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Mad Father

    4 hours playtime

    20 of 21 achievements

  • Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp

    15 hours playtime

    13 of 49 achievements

  • Despot's Game: Dystopian Army Builder

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    240 hours playtime

    82 of 172 achievements

  • Mini Motorways

    15 hours playtime

    40 of 70 achievements

  • Encased

    9 hours playtime

    4 of 44 achievements

  • Spire of Sorcery

    2 hours playtime

    10 of 16 achievements

  • Cozy Grove

    76 hours playtime

    54 of 62 achievements

  • Dorfromantik

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 81 achievements

  • The Voice of Cards

    1 hour playtime

    no achievements

  • Luna's Fishing Garden

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Mad Father

    4 hours playtime

    20 of 21 achievements

  • Heaven's Vault

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 44 achievements

  • Mad Father

    4 hours playtime

    20 of 21 achievements

  • Despot's Game: Dystopian Army Builder

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Spire of Sorcery

    2 hours playtime

    10 of 16 achievements

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

September’s Stats

aka. Mostly stats again

Another brief report with mostly stats, but by some small miracle, no game was added to the backlog this month. I hope you’re all doing ok, stay safe and have fun.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
11 5 0 0 45 + 13

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

Most Satisfying Finish

  • Cozy Grove

    75 hours playtime

    54 of 62 achievements

  • DYSMANTLE

    37 hours playtime

    14 of 34 achievements

  • Superliminal

    3 hours playtime

    7 of 27 achievements

  • Insurmountable

    6 hours playtime

    15 of 26 achievements

  • Mini Motorways

    14 hours playtime

    37 of 67 achievements

  • Crown Trick

    2 hours playtime

    13 of 48 achievements

  • The Artful Escape

    3 hours playtime

    9 of 12 achievements

  • Rain on Your Parade

    3 hours playtime

    10 of 22 achievements

  • SkateBIRD

    9 hours playtime

    9 of 12 achievements

  • I am Fish

    1 hour playtime

    4 of 29 achievements

  • Necrobarista Final Pour

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Diablo III

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Superliminal

    3 hours playtime

    7 of 27 achievements

  • The Artful Escape

    3 hours playtime

    9 of 12 achievements

  • Rain on Your Parade

    3 hours playtime

    10 of 22 achievements

  • SkateBIRD

    9 hours playtime

    9 of 12 achievements

  • Cozy Grove

    75 hours playtime

    54 of 62 achievements

Nothing!

Nothing to see here.

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

August’s Stats

aka. Just stats



Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
14 7 4 5 61 + 19

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 9 achievements

  • Analogue: A Hate Story

    6 hours playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

  • Cozy Grove

    70 hours playtime

    51 of 62 achievements

  • The Ramp

    64 minutes playtime

    9 of 12 achievements

  • Mini Motorways

    13 hours playtime

    37 of 67 achievements

  • Draft of Darkness

    7 hours playtime

    5 of 35 achievements

  • Garden Story

    19 hours playtime

    16 of 21 achievements

  • DYSMANTLE

    23 hours playtime

    8 of 34 achievements

  • Road 96

    10 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

    4 hours playtime

    37 of 37 achievements

  • Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery

    80 minutes playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Mario's Picross 2 (GameBoy)

    65 hours playtime

    27 of 33 achievements

  • Necrobarista Final Pour

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Katamari Damacy Reroll

    6 hours playtime

    19 of 21 achievements

  • Katamari Damacy Reroll

    6 hours playtime

    19 of 21 achievements

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 9 achievements

  • The Ramp

    64 minutes playtime

    9 of 12 achievements

  • Garden Story

    19 hours playtime

    16 of 21 achievements

  • Road 96

    10 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

    4 hours playtime

    37 of 37 achievements

  • Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery

    80 minutes playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • DYSMANTLE

    23 hours playtime

    8 of 34 achievements

  • Garden Story

    19 hours playtime

    16 of 21 achievements

  • Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery

    80 minutes playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Road 96

    10 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Superliminal

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 27 achievements

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

July’s Stats

aka. Summer games done slow

Hello fellow assassins, how did July treat you? Here, gaming’s been good this month, both in quantity and most importantly in quality. I’ve played some really great games and it was even hard to pick a favourite. Can someone tell me since when all those good quality games release during summer? Anyway, not a complain, just something I was wondering recently. Anything good you’ve been playing recently ? I hope considering the sanitary situation and the recent natural catastrophies going on that you’re all safe and sound. Take care and keep fighting the backlog.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
21 12 5 11 216 + 8

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (3/27)

Finished this month: 0

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

Tag Challenge #1 Progress (2/12)

Finished this month: 0

83% never played
17% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Cozy Grove

    59 hours playtime

    50 of 62 achievements

  • The Silver Case 2425

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Pathway

    18 hours playtime

    47 of 75 achievements

  • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1+2

    7 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Mario's Picross 2 (GameBoy)

    47 hours playtime

    20 of 33 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    222 hours playtime

    82 of 172 achievements

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    315 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Popup Dungeon

    34 hours playtime

    17 of 65 achievements

  • Beasts of Maravilla Island

    3 hours playtime

    31 of 31 achievements

  • Mitoza

    35 minutes playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • The Solitaire Conspiracy

    5 hours playtime

    18 of 20 achievements

  • Omno

    6 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

  • Wanderlust: Travel Stories

    9 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Mini Motorways

    10 hours playtime

    32 of 67 achievements

  • Death's Door

    20 hours playtime

    21 of 24 achievements

  • Draft of Darkness

    46 minutes playtime

    1 of 35 achievements

  • The Ramp

    1 minute playtime

    no achievements

  • The Touryst

    7 hours playtime

    8 of 10 achievements

  • Wanderlust: Transsiberian

    53 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Donut County

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Analogue: A Hate Story

    4 hours playtime

    11 of 14 achievements

Pathway

18 hours playtime, 47 of 75 achievements

In an attempt to reduce that orange section of my backlog pie, I picked up Pathway again. Originally, I was very excited for it but the balance at launch (in 2019) was so awful that it was making the game extremely non fun to play. I'm happy to report that it has since been fixed. The game is really fun to play, a great mix of exploration and turn-based tactics with a huge Indiana Jones vibes. As a bonus, the devs are really nice and helpful people. I had a minor bug where the game kept running in the background after I shut it down (the playing time in this one is probably innacurate since it took a few hours before I realized). I casually asked about it on their discord and one dev contacted me in private and the team tried really hard to solve my problem.

Beasts of Maravilla Island

3 hours playtime, 31 of 31 achievements

I'm a little bit torn about this one. I really enjoyed it and it's what I wish Pokemon Snap would have been about : you walk around in a paradisiac island and take photos of lots of strange creatures and plants. My playthrough went smoothly and all was fine. But then I gifted a copy of it to polsdestrella and her playthrough was ridden with bugs and glitches, to the point that she encountered a game breaking bug towards the end and we had to edit her save file manually comparing it with mine, which after some trial and errors let her bypass that point and actually finish her game. Which wouldn't even have been possible if we didn't have an actual non buggy save file past that point. So it's hard to recommend even though I loved the game.

Mitoza

35 minutes playtime, 12 of 12 achievements

More than a game it's a toy that you interact with to see the different outcomes. Some are super weird, but I liked it. It's short and free.

The Solitaire Conspiracy

5 hours playtime, 18 of 20 achievements

Probably the best solitaire game I've ever played, and it has a story. I really loved it.

Omno

6 hours playtime, 21 of 21 achievements

One of the 3 best games I've played this month, and might end up in my end of year top. It's relatively short but it's both visually super pretty and it's a very zen overall game. It reminded me a bit of Journey, but with a cat companion, so clearly superior. And you can surf. 11/10. For those who have the gamepass it's on there too, give it a try.

Mini Motorways

10 hours playtime, 32 of 67 achievements

Another one of my top of the month. It's the sequel to Mini Metro, visually in the same style but with different mecanics on the same basic concept. Here you have to design the road infrastructures to link people's houses and their place of work and avoid traffic chaos. If you liked Mini Metro, you'll most likely love this too. Easy to pick up, hard to master if you wanna reach the top scores. I might be slightly addicted but is it really a problem? :sweat:

Death's Door

20 hours playtime, 21 of 24 achievements

My most satisfying finish (mostly because it was longer and more complex than the two previous ones). A beautiful and dark action-adventure game. A bit of a Zelda-like were you play as a young crow reaper who gets involved in a dark plot while just trying to do his job. I really LOVED this game and 100% it (the save file, not the achievements) in 20 hours across 5 days. I couldn't wait to see more of it and put all of my free time of those days into it. Very strong recommend for the fans of the genre. Note for the cheevo hunters : you might want to check the missable cheevos. The ones I'm missing would have been more or less easy to acquire (maybe minus one) if I had actually known they were a thing.

Wanderlust: Travel Stories

9 hours playtime, 12 of 12 achievements

Following Lengray's recommendation from last winter, I bought this (and the DLC, see below) during the summer sales. My condition was that I was gonna play it this month and not let it rot in the backlog. It was a very nice travel VN and I enjoyed the stories overall. However something in one of the stories itched me the wrong way. It was only one sentence so I guess it's not too bad but one of the protagonist describes while passing the border from France to Spain contemplating the Alps (the chain of mountain between the 2 countries is the Pyrenees, the Alps are between France and Italy for those who don't know). It bothered me in the sense that if your game is all about travel and geography, please double check your facts. And mostly because I didn't know if in the other stories there were the same kind of errors (because I'm not good at geography or familiar with the other places, so I don't know). However overall it was still very enjoyable.

Wanderlust: Transsiberian

53 minutes playtime, no achievements

The standalone DLC to the main Wanderlust game. It only follows one story but the protagonist is one of the main game character so they're kind of linked. I really liked this one too.

The Touryst

7 hours playtime, 8 of 10 achievements

It was a fun little exploration/puzzle game. I mostly played it because it was leaving the gamepass today and I was intrigued so I thought I might as well try. Cute concept but some of the sequences of plateforming were just infuriating because of the perspective.

Donut County

2 hours playtime, no achievements

Nice short game that I would describe as a reverse Katamari Damacy. You're in control of a hole in the ground and have to absorb everything around. The only critic I'd have is that the gamepass version on PC won't let you unlock the achievements for some reason (it seems to be common with Annapurna's games on the pass). Other than that, fun relaxing game.

Analogue: A Hate Story

4 hours playtime, 11 of 14 achievements

A sneaky octopus stuffed this in my backlog, and I was curious enough to take it. I guess since I wasn't really expecting anything of it, I was pleasantly surprised. It's a sci-fi VN where you unfold the story by exploring some log files in the computer of an empty space ship, trying to figure out what happened to its former inhabitants. Note that my first playthrough ended in about 10 minutes because I'm an idiot. Anywho, my actual "full" playthrough took about 3h30 and then some reloading to explore different branches of the story. I might go back to sweep the 3 cheevos I'm missing and read what I didn't discover. Nice surprise.

  • Beasts of Maravilla Island

    3 hours playtime

    31 of 31 achievements

  • Wanderlust: Travel Stories

    9 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Wanderlust: Transsiberian

    53 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 36 achievements

  • The Solitaire Conspiracy

    5 hours playtime

    18 of 20 achievements

  • Omno

    6 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

  • Mini Motorways

    10 hours playtime

    32 of 67 achievements

  • Death's Door

    20 hours playtime

    21 of 24 achievements

  • Draft of Darkness

    46 minutes playtime

    1 of 35 achievements

  • The Ramp

    1 minute playtime

    no achievements

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 9 achievements

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

June’s Stats

aka. More scattered playing

Hello fellow assassins! June came to a close and with that, half of 2021 is already gone. I hope you all had a good month and stayed safe. I got quite some time for gaming and played a lot of different things this month, but again finished very little. But both games I finished were fantastic. I also played a lot of demos during the Steam Next festival, and added a lot of those games to my wishlist, that can’t be too good for the future of the backlog. Have you tried anything during the festival that really caught your interest? Or bought anything during the current steam sales?


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
14 2 2 3 63

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (3/27)

Finished this month: 0

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

Tag Challenge #1 Progress (2/12)

Finished this month: 0

83% never played
17% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Cozy Grove

    52 hours playtime

    49 of 62 achievements

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    313 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Golf Story

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hokko Life

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Wild at Heart

    21 hours playtime

    29 of 29 achievements

  • Ring of Pain

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • King of Seas

    29 hours playtime

    12 of 29 achievements

  • Cloudpunk

    10 hours playtime

    44 of 79 achievements

  • Slay the Spire

    220 hours playtime

    25 of 46 achievements

  • Wasteland 3

    49 hours playtime

    24 of 74 achievements

  • Pathway

    3 hours playtime

    9 of 75 achievements

  • Mario Golf Super Rush

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1+2

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Subnautica: Below Zero

    35 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

The Wild at Heart

21 hours playtime, 29 of 29 achievements

One of my favourite game I've played this year. I had loved the demo last summer and the final game was everything I hoped and some more. Gameplay-wise it's using a mechanic similar to Pikmin (the protagonists are followed by a group of little creatures of different types that you have to use to solve different puzzles as you explore), but better in my opinion. The graphic style is absolutely adorable and very detailled, the story is nice. I had an overall great time and I strongly recommend it if the gameplay appeals to you. For those who have it, it's on the gamepass.

Subnautica: Below Zero

35 hours playtime, 13 of 13 achievements

I had been waiting for a long time for this game to come out of EA, and I was really excited about it with how much I loved the original Subnautica. This game is both similar and quite different as it adds new game mecanics, a new story, a whole new environement and a new protagonist, which I really loved even more than the original one. Oh and of course, new nightmarish fauna, or it wouldn't be Subnautica. I had taken a few weeks break on it to play other things but went back to it a few days ago and dived right back in the addiction. Strongly recommend it to those who enjoyed the first game.

Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown

10 hours playtime, 4 of 12 achievements

Not counting it as a beaten this month as I only finished the DLC and still need to finish the main campaign but I wanted to say a word about it. I loved going back to Wasteland 3, and recently they had a big patch that added crafting into the base game as well as some very convenient quality of life features. The DLC in itself mostly worked fine for me (I had a few bugs on my first game session but then all went smooth) but some people are reporting lots of bugs. Story wise, it was a nice contained storyline on a separate location. I played with a level 15-17 group which scaled pretty well, I don't know about people who already have completed the game going back for it though. Maybe wait for the second DLC to come out this summer and see what it's worth.

  • Tell Me Why

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • Popup Dungeon

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 65 achievements

  • Analogue: A Hate Story

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

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

May’s Stats

aka. Great games, low finish rate.

Hey there fellow assassins. I’m a bit late to the report party this month, but here we go. I played quite a few really good games in May (I especially recommend Subnautica Below Zero and The Wild at Heart, reports on those probably next month) but with diversity came a lack of focus, hence less finished ones. I’ll still consider it a good month since I had a lot of fun. I’ll leave you with this report and go catch up on yours for the ones who posted. Feel free to share if you played anything you liked this month, I always love to hear about it.


Played Finished Completed Backlog+ Achievements
14 3 1 6 126

EvilBlackSheep
Backlog of Doom

ABC Challenge 2.0 Progress (3/27)

Finished this month: 0

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

Tag Challenge #1 Progress (2/12)

Finished this month: 0

83% never played
17% beaten

Most Satisfying Finish

Most Exciting Addition

  • Cozy Grove

    37 hours playtime

    41 of 62 achievements

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    312 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Golf Story

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • World's End Club

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Last Campfire

    1 hour playtime

    no achievements

  • Mario's Picross 2 (GameBoy)

    42 hours playtime

    19 of 33 achievements

  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

    3 hours playtime

    34 of 34 achievements

  • Littlewood

    50 hours playtime

    52 of 60 achievements

  • Loop Hero

    37 hours playtime

    31 of 50 achievements

  • DemonCrawl

    202 hours playtime

    80 of 166 achievements

  • The Slormancer

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Subnautica: Below Zero

    19 hours playtime

    5 of 13 achievements

  • Insurmountable

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 26 achievements

  • The Wild at Heart

    17 hours playtime

    15 of 29 achievements

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

3 hours playtime, 34 of 34 achievements

So I started the month committing tax evasion :sweat:. It was an overall really fun game, reminiscent of the old 2D Zelda games in the design and gameplay. The writing was really funny, it's full of references and memes and the design is adorable. The only downside is that the game is really short. Worth your time but be aware it's so short.

Littlewood

50 hours playtime, 52 of 60 achievements

This was a cool town management/farming/crafting/adventuring game. It was really addictive (I promise, just one more day and I stop playing) and I put a lot of time into it. I've put 50 hours into it, so i'm very happy with it, but I have two small criticism. First, if you want all the achievements, some of them are extremely grindy, to the point that I don't think I'll go for completion. The second problem I had is that the "ending" is very underwhelming to say the least. That being said, that's not the important point in a game of this genre, and that part is done really well. I would recommend the game if the genre appeals to you.

Insurmountable

4 hours playtime, 12 of 26 achievements

I was very intrigued by this roguelike about mountain climbing. It's a pretty uncommon theme and the idea seemed fun to me. You move your alpinist on an hexagonal map with different elevations and attempt to successfully climb (and descend) 3 summits. For that you'll need to manage different vital stats and use the equipment you can find along the way. I really liked the game even though when I played it, it suffered from a lack of variety in the events. It's been patched since then and more events have been added so I'll for sure play it some more. Recommended if you like roguelikes and the theme appeals to you.

  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

    3 hours playtime

    34 of 34 achievements

  • Nubarron: The adventure of an unlucky gnome

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Little Nightmares II

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 35 achievements

  • Insurmountable

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 26 achievements

  • Hokko Life

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • The Wild at Heart

    17 hours playtime

    15 of 29 achievements

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