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A year of backlog fight in review: 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021
= SG win - = Gift or Other Win - = Game Pass - = Nintendo Switch - = Retro
aka. Finally tackling some chunky games
Hello there fellow assassins! February, despite being short, has been a pretty good month backlog wise. I finished Dying Light 2 and FINALLY started playing Hollow Knight (which is excellent). Thanks Kaleith for creating that metroidvania itch :3 I also did good with not adding anything to the backlog for the whole month so yesterday I decided to activate 2 keys I had in my shadow backlog for a long time (2 chapters of Higurashi so I can continue reading it in the upcoming weeks). Overall a good month. How has february been for you ? Played anything good ?
20/23 Challenge Progress (4/23)Finished this month: 3
aka. Less than impressive start of the year
Hope 2023 started well for all of you!
In here, not much to report, played some games, finished a few, added as many thanks to some last minute gifts… So far the status is quo, which is not very good. And one of the game I put 20+ hours in seem to be bugged in the probably last story quest (and I guess I’ll have to replace it in my 20/23 list unless it gets somehow fixed). Delightful.
Thankfully I also had a lot of fun starting a cult and killing zombies, so gaming time this month was mostly well spent.
20/23 Challenge Progress (1/23)Finished this month: 1
A Year of Backlog Fight in Review
Took me long enough but I finally stopped procrastinating and put all the stats & images together, here comes my yearly summary. And for the first time since I keep those yearly reports, I got out victorious from the backlog fight. With a small margin, but it’s a victory nonetheless so I’ll take it.
2022 was a great year in terms of the quality of games I played. I had a hard time only picking 15 of them for this top. If I had to reduce my favourite games to a top 3, I’ll keep Beacon Pines, Hades and I was a Teenage Exocolonist. That said, I strongly recommend every single game that made this top.
Added to the Backlog of Doom: 60
Best month: October (-4)
Worst month: April (+4)
A victory nonetheless
The fight was close but I managed to take a small victory on the backlog this year. The most effective way was to cut down what I added to the backlog. More than half of the additions were review keys, not all of which I wanted to play but sometimes you have to take one for the team. At least all of those got played on short terms and most of them finished. For the really bad ones, I'm contemplating purging them out of my account soon.
I'm really happy with finishing Skatr's 20/22 challenge, so happy that I'm taking a slight variation on it for this year too (see next tab).
Progress in 2022
Won on SteamGifts
Jan 1st (173 games) vs Dec 31th 2022 (178 games)
Gifts & Other Wins
Jan 1st (428 games) vs Dec 31th 2022 (450 games)
Very little objectives for 2023 except continue to enjoy myself playing games, trying my best to complete my 20/23 challenge and keeping the additions to the backlog as controlled as possible.
Basically, just have fun and try my best to get another victory.
State of the Targets on January 1st 2022 (for tracking purpose)
Won on SteamGifts 178 games
Gifts & Other Wins 450 games
Added in 2022 60 games
After last year’s successful 20/22 challenge, I was thinking about a similar but “reversed” one for this year. I want to tackle some of those great games that are sitting in my backlog, that I’ve been really wanting to play yet not giving them the attention they deserve. Hence for this year, the list will be made of games added before 2023 and still untouched.
Here is the very loose ruleset. Basically only rules 1 and 2 are important.
- I have to finish 20 of the 23 games on the list.
- The games must have been added to the backlog before 2023 and yet untouched
- They must be games I'm excited to play. As for last year, 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 games that fit to rule number 2. The current list might actually be subject to quite a few changes as it was hard to narrow it down to 23, so it'll depend on what I feel like playing as the year goes on. Stolen from Skatrzoo, I'm giving myself 3 possible swaps of games that will be added in 2023, just in case. Might or might not need it.
- 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 2023.
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. I hope I manage to finish this one too.
|Game Title||Time played||Achievements||Status|
|Cult of the Lamb||18h||27/37||Beaten|
|Dying Light 2||68h||34/67||Beaten|
|The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark||8h||30/30||Completed|
aka. The expected end of the year failure
Can’t believe 2022 is over already! I hope it was a good one for you all. Here’s my last report of the year with December’s stats. Even though Hades is legitimally my most satisfying finish of the month, special mention to Stacklands and Strange Horticulture who were two surprisingly great games.
I will be back in a few days with the year summary as well as a new challenge for 2023. Until then, stay safe! Happy new year!
20/22 Challenge Progress (22/22)Finished this month: 1
aka. Not much to report
It’s been a pretty quiet month with not much to report. Real life has been busy and gaming time went into either games that were not finished… or Terraria. Yes I might be addicted to that again. Thanks to Skatrzoo though, I went back to Despot’s Game after more than a year not touching it and I have to say it’s now way better balanced, hence finally super fun to play. Anyway, I hope you all had a good November and have a happy holiday season if you celebrate. Take care and see you at the end of the year!
20/22 Challenge Progress (21/22)Finished this month: 1
aka. The 20/22 challenge got completed!
Hello fellow assassins! It’s been quite a productive month and a lot has been accomplished gaming wise. I completed my 20/22 challenge (even though I’m aiming to complete the 2 remaining one by the end of the year, at least the challenge has been beaten). Great games were beaten this month and it was hard to only pick one favourite. I hope you had a great October too, and that life is treating you well. Happy gaming and see you in a month!
|14||10||5||6||127 + 7|
20/22 Challenge Progress (20/22)Finished this month: 3
aka. Busy month with a busy backlog
Hey there fellow assassins! I hope you had a great September and lots of time to play. In here it was a little hectic but at least I played some good games (and some really bad ones too, gotta admit). Have some stats! Take care and have fun.
20/22 Challenge Progress (17/22)Finished this month: 2
aka. More heat, less playing
I can’t believe it’s September already! I hope you’re all doing great. August started great backlog wise (no addition + steady progress) and then it went a bit down the drain and I ended up slightly in the negative. Will try to make up for that, especially because I need to make more progress on the 20/22 challenge. Regardless, I played some really great games this month. Aside from going back and finishing Thronebreaker, I absolutely loved TOEM and I’m currently having a blast with I was a Teenage Exocolonist. I hope you’re having a good time with whatever you’re playing at the moment. Keep up the good backlog fight, stay safe and have fun!
20/22 Challenge Progress (15/22)Finished this month: 1
aka. It’s way too hot outside.
Hello fellow assassin’s, how has July been for you?
In here it was heatwave after heatwave so I spent a lot of time inside, but sadly some days were also too hot to play anything. At least I made a dent into my reading pile and finished some less demanding games. I succumbed to peer pressure during the last sales and bought something for myself but I’ve already beaten it AND I love it so it was a good buy. August seems like it’s gonna be the same way as we entered another heatwave, so I’ll see what progress I can make this month.
Stay safe and hydrated!!
20/22 Challenge Progress (14/22)Finished this month: 3
- Won on SteamGifts 178
- Gifts & Other Wins 451
- Early Access - Revisit on release 11
- 20/23 Challenge 23
- 2023 9
- 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 60