Gotta Play' Em All! Lengray’s profile
My backlog-killing strategyStay away from games deals websites. Play new games right away. Start on easy difficulty if available.
Ignore achievements on the first playthrough. Drop a game if playing it has become a chore.
Tag Challenge #1
January - March 2023
Temporary post. Do not comment. Last updated on March 22.
The Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess
Adventure of a Lifetime
Endless Legend 4: Shadow Within
Backlog balance: +5
Other Games Played
First, I wish you all the best for 2023 and hope you'll get the upper hand over your backlog!
In December, my gaming time was spread over a lot of games but I still managed to beat a few. To keep things simple, I'm not going to publish any stats for 2022 as they are dreadful (but not nearly as bad as 2021's) and I'm not going set any precise objectives for 2023 either. I'll just try to focus on the stuff I already own.
Other Games Played
A lot of good things happened here in October. First, I managed to get my hands on a used Switch Lite for a killer price so now, I don't need to borrow my kids' Switch to play the family collection, except for Ring Fit Adventure. However, that made me realize how terrible playtime tracking is on the Switch. It doesn't track anything right when you use the same account on two different consoles and manual tracking is the only way to get accurate times (I use my phone for that). I also bought another 6 Switch exclusive games after finding great used games deals. I guess that's very bad for my backlog and wallet but since my kids can (and hopefully will) play these too, I don't feel too guilty about it. Finally, I fixed my PocketGo v2 emulation console with conductive tape. Pretty much all units shipped with faulty membranes and on mine, the D-pad didn't work right. Now it does and I can spend quality time playing retro Nintendo games on the go.
Other games played
A month both surprising and somewhat disappointing. I was really excited to play Airoheart and while the game delivered an overall pleasant experience, it's still a little buggy and the dev isn't in a rush to fix it. The surprise came from Sumire which I really really liked. You can read my review and if you're interested, I highly recommend you buy it now as it's on a deep sale for a few more days.
Other games played
Not much to report this month except that the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater remake is excellent and just as fun as the originals. About two years ago, I backed Airoheart, which was released yesterday, and I'm really excited to play it this month.
True to my decision of cutting my gaming time to enjoy other activities, I don't have much to show for August. However, the game I played is the first (of two) I backed on Kickstarter and despite some slight narrative and translation issues, it was pretty good. See ya in a month!
I didn't play much in July but did some serious soul-searching. Without going into details, the conclusion is that video games simply use up too much of my free time and I can't keep up with the growth of my backlog. For those two reasons, I've decided to leave SteamGifts, stay away from games deals websites and just take my sweet time enjoying the games I already have. An immediate consequence is that I'm going to fail the 2022 goals I had set for myself, which were all about numbers. I'm going to scrap the lot and replace them with the simple wish to finish the year with fewer games in my backlog than I have now.
I don't have much to report for June except that one of my objectives for this year (spend no more than 100 euros on games) is now in a fail state :/ Too many good bundles and interesting bargains, I guess. I'll have to be careful and seriously work on the backlog during the second half of the year if I don't want to fail all my other objectives.
May in one word: variety. Longish games, short ones, good ones and meh ones. The highlight is definitely Citizen Sleeper. I hardly ever buy games on release but since I liked In Other Waters very much, I was really curious about what its dev would pull off next. And boy, is it good! I've also dropped my first game this year, Sniper Elite, which I found so repetitive that I couldn't bring myself to finish it.
I've kept the backlog in check this month and managed to beat another game for my Tag Challenge so I'm quite satisfied. I also finished a really nice VN and a long JRPG but that one was a drag in the end. I hope April was also productive for you.
- Favourites 22
- Tag Challenge #1 12
- SG wins 46
- Endless 6
- Dropped 12