My progress for this month: Fnord’s profile
Because I’m terrible with keeping things like “currently playing” and my future plans consistent and up to date, I’ll just simplify things and make a list of my progress for the month, until I can come up with a good system.
If anyone is curious about my complete backlog, it can be found here
Ultima IX: Ascension
Funk of Titans
This really is the short game month for me! Several more games beaten, all of them super short!
Another week, another update :P Some short-ish games this time around.
This game does not exist on steam, so no fancy banners here:
Wow, what an amazing game! A Way Out is a pure co-op experience, where you and a friend each play as one of two convicts who need to break out of prison. Both characters are connected to a third character on the outside, someone they want to take revenge on. I won’t spoil more of the story, because this is really something that should be experienced first-hand. And while yes, it’s a simple story, it’s well written, and both of the characters are sympathetic in their own way, and well rounded. The developers really did a good job differentiating the characters as well. Through the game you’ve got a lot of things you can interact with, and for many of them, the characters will do different things that are in line with their personality. It really does help flesh out the characters a lot. And that should come as no surprise if you’re familiar with the main person behind the game, Josef Fares, who is well known for his well written characters.
Sadly the game is a bit inconsistent in its quality. I loved the early bits of the game, where you and your partner solve simple puzzles, talk to people and interact with the world. It was very well done, but you’ve also got some pure action sequences, and these are not quite as good. Still, despite this, I would still say that A Way Out is a must play. Few games has got me as emotionally engaged in the story as this one, and had I played this last year (the year it was released) it would have been a very strong game of the year contender. In fact, I think this experience will stay with me far longer than the game I did say was my “game of the year” last year, Pillars of Eternity 2.
3 more games beaten. One is a game we’ve seen before, and probably will see again: EU4. There’s just something about that game that makes me come back to it, despite my usual aversion to replaying games. The other two games are metroidvania-like games, which is a sub-genre that I’m generally quite fond of.
1 week from the last update. Seems like a good time for a new update, right? I’ve been continuing my journey through my backlog, playing some games that I activated ages ago, and then for one reason or another have not played yet. Oh, and I beat one expansion for a game that I have played before. Just look at all those dropped games though. I never knew my steam library was so full of broken games!
Another update, that I’m writing more out of frustration than anything else.
This month’s theme includes playing games that have been sitting unplayed in your library for ages. This is how my luck has panned out thus far:
I’ve tried 20 games
9 of them I could play through without any major issues (although that’s not to say I did not discover bugs in them…).
1 of them was broken due to servers being down (in a puzzle game…)
2 of them had had patches released that broke the games (and which never received any patch to fix the mess they caused)
1 of them had a serious bug in it from day one that was never fixed (corrupts your save data, and it seems to be a very common one, if you go by what people say on the forum for it)
3 of them did not play nice with my modern OS/hardware
1 of them worked, but was based on a comic book series I’m unfamiliar with, and it was clearly not made for people unfamiliar with it
1 of them worked, but there was no way to rebind the controls and the controls it defaulted to on my gamepad were completely bonkers (and it’s the kind of game I’m not playing with a keyboard & mouse)
2 of them were just really bad, or annoying. Considering I played through Air Conflicts: Secret Wars and Kane & Lynch 2, that should give you an idea of how bad these were.
Third update this month! Wow, I’m on fire :P It helps when one of the games was 3 min long, and the other were short. This months theme really gets me to play some varied games, at least. I would not say that the games have been great thus far, but sometimes it’s nice to step out of your comfort zone and play something weird.
- Won on SteamGifts 161
- Temp 1
- Games beaten - August 2016 7
- Games Beaten - September 2016 13
- Games Beaten - October 2016 11
- Games Beaten - November 2016 9
- Games Beaten - December 2016 9
- Games Beaten - January 2017 15
- Games Beaten - February 2017 12
- Games Beaten - March 2017 5
- Games Beaten - April 2017 13
- Games Beaten - May 2017 9
- Games Beaten - June 2017 12
- Games beaten - July 2017 9
- Games Beaten - August 2017 8
- Games Beaten - September 2017 8
- Games Beaten - October 2017 6
- Games Beaten - November 2017 6
- Games Beaten - December 2017 3
- Games Beaten - January 2018 6
- Games Beaten - February 2018 6
- Games Beaten - March 2018 6
- Games Beaten - April 2018 3
- Games Beaten - May 2018 5
- Games Beaten - June 2018 7
- Games beaten - July 2018 7
- Games Beaten - August 2018 5
- Games Beaten - September 2018 1
- Games Beaten - October 2018 8
- Games Beaten - November 2018 6
- Games Beaten - December 2018 2
- Games Beaten - January 2019 8
- Games Beaten - February 2019 12
- Games Beaten - March 2019 8
- Games Beaten - April 2019 10