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Just another completionist wannabe, maybe? Maybe??
Goals for December
Not much progress happened as I predicted, well, we’ll go for what we have for now. There’s still next month!
I already thoroughly enjoyed Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Zestiria in the past, so Tales of Symphonia was no exception. Very fun, very detailed and nostalgic even though I didn’t grow up with Gamecube at all. They did a good job with cinematics and in-game camera angles. The Mummy Demastared was disappointing, probably one of the least exciting Metroidvanias I’ve ever played. It had many problems when it came to presentation and some minor yet very important details, so I couldn’t give it a pass.
I’m sure that I’ll be done with CLANNAD this month, and go back to some other games I intend to complete. Learn Japanese to Survive! Kanji Battle is on hiatus until I get to where I want to be in my Japanese studies. Finally, I wanted to play more of my won games, so I’ve recently added Dungeon Rushers to the list.
Goals for November
November marks my one-year anniversary on BLAEO! Since I started my assassination journey, I’ve managed to complete over 40 games, and have beaten over 10. Let’s hope I can reach 100 completed games before next November or so, one can always wish…
Cook, Serve, Delicious is a must-play if you like cooking games. Thief still feels so fresh even after 25 years, I really enjoyed it. Steredenn is a fun shoot-em-up with randomized stages, weapons, and eye-candy pixel art. Langrisser I & II was the least enjoyable apple of this bunch, I have mixed feelings about it. Definitely go for any other turn-based strategy RPG game if you can, it has way too many routes and in the end most of them turn out to be irrelevant and time-wasting, just look at my playtime…
This month might be the least productive one of the year, given that the current games on the list are not quick to finish at all. I’ll try my best anyway!
Goals for October
Decent amount of progress with some good games and some bad games.
Hero of the Kingdom
Cook, Serve, Delicious!
What can I say about Vampire Survivors? We all love that game indeed. Hero of the Kingdom was a complete letdown and I didn’t enjoy its simplicity at all. Astronarch is a unique roguelike with auto-battles and I’d love to see a sequel happening. Wasteland Remastered is another letdown, it’s completely different from 2 and 3 and gameplay is pretty archaic with grindly achievements. Cook, Serve, Delicious! is probably the best cooking game I’ve ever played since childhood. Very fun game, though it has some unfair achievements as well and I’ll be surely getting them one by one.
These are the games I’m currently playing. I’m so close to finishing Thief and need to get better at Steredenn, it’s a nice shmup game so far. I’ll also be playing Langrisser II, which is another half of the game for the rest of the achievements.
Goals for September
Oh lord, lots of progress happened and I don’t know when or how! But these are the games I beat/completed in August:
Umineko When They Cry - Answer Arcs
There Is No Light
Langrisser I & II
I’ve talked enough about Umineko and how spectacular it was. Planetarian is another short but great novel with a captivating story. Blazing Chrome is a well-written love letter to good old retro shooters such as Contra and Metal Slug. Hue has a very interesting game mechanic involving the manipulation of colors, recommended for cozy gamers of all ages. There Is No Light was a bumpy start but with a great finish, The pixel art is breathtaking and the gameplay is challenging in a good way with 2D souls-like style.
Both Langrisser and Torchlight are going well so far, I found the latter more interesting and entertaining than the former though. It’s also the fact that Langrisser is a remaster of an old strategy game from 90s or so, still a good game.
So far, September’s goals only consist of completing Thief Gold and Vampire Survivors, but of course there’s always the chance of me playing other unexpected games if I end up finishing them way earlier than expected.
Goals for August
Totally went out of plan with some beaten and some completed games. Without further ado…
Currently I’m studying Japanese and I played Learn Japanese to Survive! - Katakana War as a practicing source. There Is No Light first felt so off and uninteresting but it got much better as I found myself being immersed in it. I need another playthrough to get the two remaining achievements. Blazing Chrome is a pretty good arcade shooter, inevitably reminiscent of the Contra series. I’ll be getting the rest of the achievements later as usual.
This month I’m definitely finishing Umineko When They Cry - Answer Arcs. On the other hand Langrisser I & II is a pretty long Tactical RPG, and I’m going slow but steady. Other than that I’ve also managed to do another playthrough of La-Mulana and got some of the remaining achievements as well!
Goals for July
June started pretty slow, except for the last 10 days or so lol. I almost forgot how many games I was able to beat/complete in that short amount of time;
In the end, Infinite Adventures did not disappoint me at all, and Dungeon Crawler fans should definitely give it a chance. Chasm is a short but good Metroidvania. PictoQuest is just okay, decent Nonogram game. Bloodstained - Curse of the Moon is a wonderful ode to good old Castlevania games, probably the one I liked the most from june’s games. Alien Shooter, on the other hand, I did not like it. Personally I found it boring, unfair and very weak but I still respect the nostalgic sentiments other players hold for this game.
Aside from Umineko which I’m already reading, july’s new games (for now) consists of Langrisser I & II, and ADOM (Ancient Domains of Mystery). I might go back to La-Mulana for another playthrough so I can get some more achievements. I also dropped and removed Onmyoji from my library, because I realized that I shouldn’t waste my time with free-to-play gacha games, when I already have a library of wonderful paid and won games.
Goals for June
In May, there was only one game I managed to complete;
As I said before, Umineko - When They Cry is a masterpiece in the Visual Novel genre, so I definitely recommend it if you're interested. Right now I'm reading the other half of the game, and playing several other games.
I should be done with Infinite Adventures by July, and so far it seems like a very promising Dungeon Crawler game. Onmyoji on the other hand, is the best Free-to-Play gacha game I've ever played (haven't played any of those Genshin stuff though, so take my words with a grain of salt lol).
Goals for May
April went by pretty fast, with lots of beaten/completed games:
Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends
Demon Hunter 4: Riddles of Light
Heroes of Hammerwatch
Both Eventide 3 and Demon Hunter 4 are your typical Hidden Object games, nothing special. Heroes of Hammerwatch is pretty fun with friends, and Astronarch is a short but sweet Roguelike.
I have to take a break from Warhammer 40,000 - Space Wolf because my old PC can't really handle it. Maybe in the near future I could go back to it, with a new and way faster computer. I'm sure that I'll be done with Umineko before June, and I'll also be starting a new game called Infinite Adventures, a Dungeon Crawler game.
Goals for April
I thought March was going to be a slow month but some unexpected wins changed my whole assumption. Here are the games I've beaten/completed in March:
Icewind Dale is a timeless RPG masterpiece, whereas Hero Siege and Nightmares from the Deep 3 - Davy Jones are decent games in their respective genres (the former is Action RPG and the latter is Hidden Object). Both Icewind Dale and Hero Siege will require several playthroughs for all achievements.
This month I’ll be focusing on my Steamgifts wins and Umineko - When They Cry, which is another spectacular visual/kinetic novel.
Goals for March
February felt like the month of visual novels, and a slow one. Here are the games I've completed:
Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi
Both were excellent visual novels and strongly recommended. The games in the plan for March are Icewind Dale - Enhanced Edition and Umineko When They Cry - Question Arcs (will be buying it on the upcoming spring sale).
Icewind Dale - Enhanced Edition is not possible to complete in one sitting, so it requires several playthroughs.