I'll die happy after: I forget the GoT series finale existed, beat my backlog and find the perfect red lipstick. Gia_P11’s profile
I’ll add here all my backlog from outside Steam, so I can keep an eye on those games, too. Hopefully, the list will get shorter in time. :-)
Deadlight: Director’s Cut
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough
Saints Row 2
Far Cry 3
Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Medal of Honor Pacific Assault
Epic Games (3)
This war of mine
City of Brass
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham Origins
Total Backlog Count: -73-
NOTE: Sometimes I forget to differentiate between Beaten and Completed, but I don’t care that much so it is what it is. :-)
I broke my rule and bought 5 games in Xmas sales…
So now I have 75 games, but my rule stands again from now on, no new games until I have less than 50 games in backlog.
EDIT: Okay, that was fast. I started Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis but it’s nothing like the first game. The heroes were a bit extra but likeable there, here everyone is just straight up obnoxious. I’ll abandon this, and too bad, it was on my wishlist. :-(
I also removed Cannonfire Concerto, I started it ages ago and realized I don’t really like text-based games. I also just realized that I’m not interested to play it and it just stays in my backlog for no reason.
EDIT: I’ll add my progress for this long weekend in this same post, see how it goes…
Long weekend here so I get to play… or do I get to install games, figure I don’t want to play them and clean up my backlog the drastic way?…
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut I tried it, but it was soooooo buggy. It wouldn’t listen to my gamepad and you have to stand to the exact spot or it won’t register to interact etc. Also, it does that thing that some games do, make my cursor go crazy. It’s not worth it to restart my laptop 2 times each time I launch the game to get to use my laptop again. And I kinda didn’t really like it.
Unbox Do I think it’s a cute enjoyable game? Yes. Do I have the patience to retrain my reflexes for this game as a chore and not have a good time playing something else this weekend? No.
The Walking Dead. I can now say with absolute certainty that I dislike the zombie genre in any medium. I’m a vampire gal and that’s it. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Also, I’m not a QTE fan, and it seemed kinda boring overall. I believe everyone who says the game has a great story, still not for me.
Black Rainbow Done, little fun HOPA.
I guess there’s a very specific niche of “ACII-trilogy-and-TR-1st-reboot-trilogy-era” games that I enjoy and nothing more “classic” (= painfully outdated controls and graphics, great stories maybe but a pain to play today) or more “impressive” (=RPG-grindfests that require roughly 2,5 times the HW/SW I have) will please me ever again.
So… maybe it’s the heat wave, but I felt like playing today.
Angelica Weaver I tried it, but it’s too slow for me, so I uninstalled.
Layers of Fear It refused to play properly, and honestly I find it too demanding on my laptop for this kind of game, it’s not a 40GB RPG after all.
Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death Boring and a story that doesn’t interest me at all (a girl wanted her boyfriend to propose to her so she used a spell, but it backfired. Ugh.).
The 39 Steps Beautiful art. The gameplay isn’t my style, but I would recommend the game as a whole. Maybe because I’ve read the book and watched the movie, I wasn’t eager to follow the story.
Albedo: Eyes from outer space It’s supposed to support controller, it doesn’t. Also, buggy from the get-go.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive I would be interested, but it’s listed on Steam as multiplayer only, and I’m not interested in multiplayer, so… The same goes for Tree of Savior. I guess I got them during a short period when I was contemplating online gaming.
General rant: I don’t like and won’t play games that require much better equipment than they’re entitled to.
Once again, I ended up cleaning house and not actually playing, but it is what it is. :-)
I won Kathy Rain on Steamgifts and played it (not bad) and I’m also trying to play/ finish a couple other wins. Working in front of a computer all day makes me really tired with screens and I end up not playing, although I feel like it. :-(
I had written a great post with all the latest victims of my winter cleaning, but my laptop decided to act up, so let’s just say that removing games from my backlog that shouldn’t even have made it in my library is going well.
I hope everyone is doing great, xoxo
I guess I’m more of the “remove from my backlog games that maaaaybe I shouldn’t have bought anyway” than the “reduce the amount of awesome games I’ve left unplayed” kind of assassin, but still I reduce my backlog, so…………. I’d say it counts. :-)
I installed- didn’t like- uninstalled Assassin’s Creed: China, I gave Gray Matter a decent chance and I guess I beat The Stanley Parable. I used to love games like Button Tales and Catch a falling star, but I guess not anymore.
I removed Anno 1602 because honestly I shouldn’t have included it in the first place. More cleanup to follow.
I removed a bunch of games, which I basically installled- didn’t like- uninstalled.
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Gardens Inc. 2: The Road to Fame
7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Cobi Treasure Deluxe
Little Farm - Broken, wouldn’t even load.
Overcast - Walden and the Werewolf/ Jack’s Gang - I din’t even try these, it’s not my style, not even sure how they ended up in my library… Probably a surprise key or a bundle. Oh well.
Solitaire Beach Season - I had progressed pretty far in this game, but it’s repetitive (yes, I know, it’s solitaire) and I don’t see the point in reaching the finish line. I can play any other. Pretty game to look at and nice music, I have to say.
Faerie Solitaire Remastered I moved it to beaten, as I’ve already played the other version.
I think I have another batch (or two) like this, and the rest in my backlog are games that will take me to 2022. :-)
Happy New Year to the world! Happy playing to our own little subset of the world!
I tried playing For Honor, but my laptop can’t take the burden, so off the list it goes.
I’ve started Shadow of Mordor, it’s really nice, but it’s advertised as an Assassin’s Creed alternative, which it isn’t. It just doesn’t have the same edge as my beloved trilogy. Still, I’m going to try to beat it, at least.
I broke my rule of not buying a game before shrinking my backlog, but True Fear 2 came out (after a very interesting tale of delays) and I HAD to buy it-and play it. In a weekend. :-)
I also removed Medal of Honor: Allied Assault from my list, because I had actually beaten it in the past, I just bought it again because I love that game. I left the other two of the bundle in the to-do list, though.
I don’t really have a plan for now, whatever catches my eye on my list gets a try.
I hope everyone has been having great fun assassinating their backlogs while I was away. :-)
Things happened, but autumn weather is such a great incentive to get back to gaming.
I replayed ACR (first time I had rushed to finish the story, now I enjoyed it more, just skipped all the Desmond parts). I enjoyed this trilogy so much, although I don’t think I’ll revisit it for a third time, maybe years later. I abandoned Black Flag (naval battles are so not for me, hated that part of the game and really couldn’t endure it just for the rest of it) and the Witcher (too much work, I’m getting older and lazier) and I’m ready to start cleaning up my backlog again.
I had tried Alan Wake and didn’t really like it, so I’ll just remove it. I think I’m going to finish Life goes on, Hitman GO and start The Saboteur. We’ll see how it goes. :-)
EDIT: I also removed World in Conflict, I’m not interested in playing something like this now. Maybe when I’m older :-P
Since I got a job at the beginning of the year, I haven’t played much, I just get home and drop dead asleep, and spend weekends sleeping some more.
I mostly started a couple of games just to see that they are not for me and remove them from my backlog:
- Watch Dogs (BOOOORING, oh my so incredibly boring, I couldn’t last 15 minutes into it)
- The Search for Amelia Earhart (GLITCHY, with a visible square around my cursor at all times)
- Aloha Paradise Hotel (refused to launch after three different installation attempts). NOTE: I wouldn’t count it, but, although I have removed it from my Steam Library, it still shows up in my BLAEO page, so I had to mark it as “won’t play”.
So, these are out.
Somewhere in there I tried AC: LIberation and uninstalled after 20 minutes, I think. Is it just me or was it really that horrible? I really can’t get into Black Flag, I’ll try again in a couple months or accept defeat and move it to “won’t play” category. I have to admit I replayed ACB because I needed some comfort in my gaming, and I’m tempted to replay ACR, because I really rushed through it the first time.
And I started Rise of the Tomb Raider, which a very kind internet stranger gifted to me, but sadly it stopped working after the first few levels (after the bear and before the base, or thereabouts). I know my laptop is not the best, but I managed to play quite some time before the game inexplicably decided to just stop running. I reinstalled, prayed, swore, to no avail. I’ll try again some time in the future, but I’m really disappointed that I couldn’t finish it. I really, really, really wanted to play this game, there is NO WAY it stays unplayed in my library. Je refuse.
BTW, I marked Chicken Invaders as beaten, because I had beaten it ages ago on PC and I just bought it out of nostalgia. I like it and might play it again, but no need to mess up my stats, right? :-) I also count Poker Night at the Inventory as beaten, although I didn’t really finish it, I got most out of it, 75% achievements and don’t intent to replay it. Same goes for Hexus, I played most of it, so it’s not a “won’t play” and it doesn’t really have a story arc to finish, so I just don’t feel like playing the same thing for a few more levels.
But now Spring is here, I’m starting to get a hold of my new job and not feel dead tired all weekend, so it’s time to try tackling my backlog again!!!
I won’t continue my previous list, or even attempt to set monthly goals, I’m starting from scratch, but a vague “tackle the backlog” plan looks like this:
- Try one last time to get into Black Flag. Either finish it or abandon it.
- Try to finish TR The Last Revelation. If I find out I’m too old for those controls, I’ll let go.
- Try to beat Solitaire Beach Season or at least reach a point that feels I got enough out of the game.
- Give Runaway: A Road Adventure a decent chance, I haven’t played a point’n’click in long enough time.
- Get at least one of HITMAN, HITMAN GO, Life Goes On, Dishonored, The Witcher out of the list. It will really depend on my mood, so we’ll see. Honestly, The Witcher looks like too much work, but I don’t want to give up on it yet.
Out of the remaining games, I have a strong suspicion a number of them will be summarily and unceremoniously moved to the “WON’T PLAY” pile. Thank god my “hoard everything available” phase didn’t last long.
I missed this. :-)