Gotta Play' Em All! Lengray’s profile

2020 Progress


Assassinations

Beaten/completed: 46

Dropped: 1

Backlog evolution

Steam +35

Origin -2

Uplay +4

Battle.net -0

Wii -0

SNES Mini -1

3DS -2

Global +34

My backlog-killing strategy

Keep up-to-date stats about all the games I own
Be extremely selective about which games I want to add to my library
For potential additions, set up alerts on my gg.deals wishlist and stick to them
After adding a game to the backlog, try to play it as soon as possible
Select the lowest difficulty setting on the first playthrough
Ignore achievements on the first playthrough
Drop a game if playing has become a chore

My ratings explained

★★★★★  A complete disaster in every way. To be deleted.
★★★★  A very poor game. To be forgotten.
★★★★★  Didn't enjoy the game much but it might appeal to others.
★★★★★  Quite pleasant but has important elements I didn't like.
★★★★  A solid game. Worth a second playthrough or more playtime.
★★★★★  I thoroughly enjoyed this title from start to finish!

September 2020

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Coffee Talk
★★★★★
10 hours playtime - 24 of 24 achievements
Observer
★★★★
10 hours playtime - 10 of 19 achievements
New Super Mario Bros. 2
★★★★
8 hours playtime
3DS
Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep
★★★★★
5 hours playtime - 23 of 27 achievements

  Other games played

Steam Age of Wonders: Planetfall • Euro Truck Simulator 2 • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
3DS Yo-Kai Watch
Additions: 23  │  Backlog: +19

August 2020

August was a good month. I spent a bit less time playing than in July but for the first time in years, my backlog has been reduced. Yay! I got really interested in the monthly theme and managed to beat 3 games for it. But as a consequence, I didn’t play on the 3DS much and Xenoblade Chronicles is still paused. Out of the 3, Darksiders was definitely my favourite. A nice combination of action and puzzles. Alpha Protocol, on the other hand, was a disappointement. The gameplay is too repetitive and the story is uninspired. This month, I also fancied playing through a walking sim and really enjoyed Firewatch which turned out to be a great mystery.
I’ve also decided to play every Dragon Quest games from the beginning and enjoyed the first one (SNES version) even though some of the mechanics are tedious.
If you happen to have access to Netflix, I highly recommend the mini series High Score. It’s about the history of video games up to the mid-90s and it covers a lot of ground. It did strick a chord with me as I was a teen in the 90s and lived through a lot of what the series shows.

Darksiders
★★★★
30 hours playtime - 31 of 43 achievements
Firewatch
★★★★
5 hours playtime - 10 of 10 achievements
Alpha Protocol
★★★★★
17 hours playtime - no achievements
Dragon Quest
★★★★★
11 hours playtime
Super Nintendo
The Alto Collection
★★★★★
9 hours playtime
Epic Games
Alien Breed 3: Descent
★★★★★
6 hours playtime - 3 of 13 achievements

  Other games played

Steam Age of Wonders: Planetfall • Euro Truck Simulator 2 • Injustice: Gods Among Us • Observer • The Elder Scrolls Online
3DS Yo-Kai Watch • New Super Mario Bros. 2
Additions: 3  │  Backlog: -1

July 2020

Another month, another update and another increase of the backlog! July was a bit of a surprise month. I intended to keep playing Xenoblade Chronicles but actually didn’t touch it. Why? Mainly because I bought Cloudpunk on a whim and got completely hooked. I also picked two random games from my Steam library and played them (the second House in Fata Morgana game and Singularity). I also started making a dent in the huuuuuge itch.io June bundle and then played on handhelds since I was away. All in all, I really enjoyed the diversity of this month.

Cloudpunk
★★★★★
15 hours playtime - 74 of 79 achievements
The House in Fata Morgana: A Requiem ...
★★★★★
11 hours playtime - 10 of 10 achievements
3DS Guide: Louvre
★★★★
31 hours playtime
3DS
Singularity
★★★★
8 hours playtime - no achievements
Project S-11
★★★★
2 hours playtime
Game Boy Color
Lieve Oma
★★★★
28 minutes playtime
itch.io
Pine Creek
★★★★★
3 hours playtime
Game Boy
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
★★★★★
2 hours playtime
itch.io

  Other games played

Steam Age of Wonders: Planetfall • The Elder Scrolls Online
3DS Yo-Kai Watch • New Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Nintendo Dragon Quest
Additions: 11  │  Backlog: +7

June 2020

I hope everyone is still safe. Gaming seems a petty activity in the deadly health situation we’ve been in for months but it has helped me clear my head more than ever.
I’m happy with how I spent that gaming time in June, completing the second part of the Grisaia series, continuing my virtual visit of the Louvre on the 3DS and remembering to play Last Day of June on the last day of June :) My son got me Age of Wonders: Planetfall Premium Edition for my birthday (with my own money but hey, it’s still a very nice present) and it’s a great 4X game. I suck at those but I get a lot of fun out of them. I also suddenly had the idea of connecting a bluetooth transmitter to my 3DS to play without any cords getting in the way and I’m pretty happy with the result (pic here). There’s a little latency but it hasn’t been an issue so far. Finally, I was weak and added a few great games to the backlog such as Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Cat Quest II and Persona 4 Golden. See you next month!

The Labyrinth of Grisaia
★★★★
26 hours playtime - no achievements
Neo Cab
★★★★
12 hours playtime - 16 of 18 achievements
A Short Hike
★★★★
3 hours playtime - 5 of 8 achievements
The Afterglow of Grisaia
★★★★
2 hours playtime
Last Day of June
★★★★★
4 hours playtime - 17 of 21 achievements
Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad
★★★★★
2 hours playtime
Game Boy
The Melody of Grisaia
★★★★★
1 hour playtime - no achievements

  Other games played

Steam Age of Wonders: Planetfall • The Elder Scrolls Online
Wii Xenoblade Chronicles
3DS 3DS Guide: Louvre

May 2020

First, I hope everyone is safe and that the lockdown hasn’t affected you too much. I managed to beat quite a few games this month and most of them were very good. When the remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was announced, I suddenly wanted to play that series again so ended up having fun in THPS3 on a GameCube emulator. I’ve also spent many hours on Xenoblade Chronicles but I’m nowhere near the end. Finally, since The Louvre is still shut (I live just outside of Paris and love this museum), I decided it was time to seriously “play” 3DS Guide: Louvre but didn’t realise it contains 30+ hours of audio comments.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
★★★★★
14 hours playtime
GameCube
Blood: Fresh Supply + user maps
★★★★
21 hours playtime - 11 of 20 achievements
FlatOut 2
★★★★
18 hours playtime - no achievements
Hero of the Kingdom II
★★★★
8 hours playtime - 48 of 48 achievements
Mirror's Edge
★★★★★
6 hours playtime
Origin
The Secret Order 7: Shadow Breach
★★★★★
6 hours playtime - 31 of 32 achievements

  Other games played

Steam The Labyrinth of Grisaia
Wii Xenoblade Chronicles
3DS 3DS Guide: Louvre • Animal Crossing: New Leaf

April 2020

Pokémon X
★★★★★
43 hours playtime
3DS
Kentucky Route Zero
★★★★
14 hours playtime - 10 of 24 achievements
Batman - The Telltale Series
★★★★
8 hours playtime - 30 of 30 achievements
Gris
★★★★
4 hours playtime - 6 of 17 achievements
Sengoku
★★★★★
24 hours playtime - no achievements
Horizon Chase Turbo
★★★★★
16 hours playtime - 24 of 37 achievements
Shinobi
★★★★★
7 hours playtime
3DS

  Other games played

Wii Xenoblade Chronicles
3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf

March 2020

Super Mario World
★★★★★
6 hours playtime
Super Nintendo
198X
★★★★★
2 hours playtime - 8 of 14 achievements
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2
★★★★★
15 hours playtime - 19 of 41 achievements
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
★★★★★
12 hours playtime
Origin

  Other games played

Steam Euro Truck Simulator 2 • Hitman 2 • The Elder Scrolls Online
3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf

February 2020

Hitman
★★★★★
18 hours playtime - 25 of 69 achievements
Silver
★★★★
16 hours playtime - no achievements
Night Call
★★★★
10 hours playtime - 18 of 45 achievements
The Secret Order 5: Buried Kingdom
★★★★★
4 hours playtime - 28 of 31 achievements
The Secret Order 6: Bloodline
★★★★
4 hours playtime - 23 of 28 achievements

January 2020

The House In Fata Morgana
★★★★★
33 hours playtime - 15 of 16 achievements
Super Tennis
★★★★
9 hours playtime
Super Nintendo
Garfield Kart
★★★★★
2 hours playtime - no achievements

2019 Stats

Assassinations

Beaten/completed: 42

Dropped: 0

Backlog evolution

Steam +83

Origin +1

Uplay +5

Battle.net +0

Wii -1

SNES Mini -3

3DS +47

Global +132

Well, the backlog has grown again this year but I'm still very happy about 2019. I got to experience many great games, had fun building a nice collection of physical 3DS titles and got into emulation again. I guess the main reason I didn't beat as many games as last year is because I've spent a lot of time on The Elder Scrolls Online (430 hours and counting) and because I also played through many long games. Anyway, I wish you all the best for 2020!

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