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
Heroes Chronicles Chapter 7: Revolt of the Beastmasters
Heroes Chronicles Chapter 8: The Sword of Frost
Alone in the Dark
Goosebumps: The Game
What an interesting month. I got approached by a review site to write some actual reviews for them. It’s a small site, so I’m mostly just getting paid in games, but hey, I don’t mind! I get free games, that are still rather expensive, and in exchange I must write 2-4 pages, which is not a problem, as I’m a fast typer.
Hm, for some reason the links don’t seem to be working. Going to try to post them outside:
Review for Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
Review for Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Resurrection
Bit of an eclectic mix of games this time around. Licensed action game, really outdated FMV game and a weird and mostly forgotten spinoff chapter to one of the most famous turnbased strategy games of all time.
Dang it, forgot to select the option that makes it clear that these are clicky! All of these are clicky, so if you want to see a mini-review, just click on them.
It’s been a little while since my last roundup post. This has not been the most productive backlog-tackling month… Still, I beat two decently-sized games. Well, one game, and one DLC.
Don’t you hate it when games force you to go back and do secondary objectives in order to progress? You’re at level 20 and suddenly the game puts up a roadblock and says “hey, you’ve not got enough secondary objectives done in the previous levels. Now go back and do those!” And worse yet when each level have multiple paths through and you need to just guess which one has the secondary objective in it, so you’ll need to replay the level several times just to find it.
I’m perfectly fine with games hiding bonus levels, upgrades, or other such things behind secondary objectives, but I never liked it when the primary path requires you to go back to replay past levels just in order to be able to go forward.
Note that I’m not complaining about things like how the stars work in Super Mario 64, where each level has multiple objectives, each giving you a star, and you needing a certain number of stars to unlock the next part, that’s a different thing. I’m talking about things like when games have regular levels, and each level has say an objective where you need to find a certain object, get a certain number of points and killing a certain number of enemies, and the game forces you to have to have completed an average of 2/3 secondary objectives on each level in order to progress
So the big steam sale is over, and I guess it’s time to make a steam sale haul post! This is the smallest one I think I’ve ever made. The sale did not exactly inspire me to spend much money.
- Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
- The Room Three
- Heroes of Hammerwatch: Pyramid of Prophecy
- Crowtel Renovations
So, just 4 things, of which 2 were DLCs.
I’ve been meaning to pick up Siege of Dragonspear for a while now, and now I finally did it. I’ve started a new Baldur’s Gate character already, and will be doing a complete playthrough of both the base game, the original Tales from the Sword Coast expansion, plus Siege of Dragonspear. I’ve played through Baldur’s gate once before, but it was without any expansions (I even have my CDs in that original paper case they came in)
The Room Three is, as the name implies, a sequel to The Room Two, and at that low price, it was hard to resist. Both The Room 1 & 2 were really fun puzzle games.
Heroes of Hammerwatch has been a game I’ve played a fare bit recently in co-op, and this DLC adds a new area plus a new class. The discount was not amazing, but Heroes of Hammerwatch has been fun enough that it’s still probably worth it.
And finally Crowtell renovations, which is a cute looking platformer that was removed from Steam a few years back after the developer submitted a summer sale discount a day or two too late, and Valve chose to nuke the game from the storefront instead of just not applying the discount, and then seemingly refused to talk to the dev (valve don’t take actions if
developers who post fake reviews, or actual harmful software get back on the storefront, saying that everyone deserves a second or third chance… but submit your discount a day too late and you’re the devil!). The game looks quite fun, and now I’ll finally be able to play it
Well that’s annoying. This month’s theme seemed like a great time to play one of my older won games that I’ve not got around to yet. Turned out that despite this game supposedly switching from GFWL to Steamworks in 2014, it still starts GFWL, and that does not play nice with Win10! So the game just locks up and I need to kill the process. Great. Guess I’ll not be able to beat this one then.
It’s been a little while since my last post, but I managed to beat some more substantial games this time around. Well, the most time consuming one was actually a DLC for an ancient game, but still.
Maybe I should give the TWD comic a try? I’ve got a few issues of it on humble.
I think I’ll give up on this month’s theme. The dropped game for this update really made me lose any and all motivation to play any more boat games. And can you believe this was the fixed version, and that the original was even worse? Now I’m almost curious about how broken that game was!
- Won on SteamGifts 161
- Temp 0
- 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 12
- Games Beaten - May 2019 8
- Games Beaten - June 2019 7
- Games Beaten - July 2019 3
- Games Beaten - August 2019 4
- Games Beaten - September 2019 2
- Games Beaten - October 2019 1