Hoardz of gamez Mskotor’s profile

I try to get rid of my hoard of unplayed games. It's not much, but still it's some kind of backlog, right?

I give priority to my wins from SG, though it still can take me few months to beat long ones (like Fallout 4 or Skyrim: Legendary).

2016 Oct Nov Dec
2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2020 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2022 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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⭐️⭐⭐⭐⭐ - game I really enjoyed. For either really good story or humor. It can has flaws, but they are minimal in comparison to fun I had with it
⭐️⭐⭐⭐☆ - game I enjoyed, but has it's visible flaws that can make gameplay annoying. Or games with solid gameplay and good story, but without **this something** that would make me really enjoy it
⭐️⭐⭐☆☆ - starting point. Neither good or bad. Average story with average gameplay
⭐️⭐☆☆☆ - when game has average story, so I could beat it to see plot but it didn't make me want learn more about characters or universe. Plus gameplay is so bad it make whole experience terribly annoying and irritating
⭐️☆☆☆☆ - only one type of games will get lowest note. Games that are unplayable or barely playable due to devs laziness. And their story is not interesting enough to push me into spending hours on the internet, finding a way to make it work. If game would be playable, but I wouldn't enjoy plot or it'd have bad game mechanics it'd get 2 stars
October Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir, Fairy Tale Mysteries: The Puppet Thief, The Beginner's Guide, Ether One, Her Story, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Fallout 4
November Regency Solitaire, Chroma Squad, Broken Age, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut
December Mad Max, Undertale, Paladins, Sakura Beach 2, Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube
January Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily, Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala, The Secret Order 4: Beyond Time, Anna's Quest, Plantera, Oxenfree, Far Cry 3, HuniePop, TRISTOY
February ABZU, Contrast, The Turing Test, Victor Vran, ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West
March + April DARK, Mushroom 11, Evoland 2, Event[0], The Journey Down: Chapter Two, Castle of Illusion, Tales of Zestiria
May Aragami, Gods Will Be Watching, Unravel, Orwell, Beholder, Pony Island
June The Emerald Maiden: Symphony of Dreams, Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World's End, Melissa K. and the Heart of Gold, The Room Two, The Swapper, Jotun, SteamWorld Heist, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
July Adam Wolfe, Toby: The Secret Mine, Hollow Knight, Sniper Elite 3, RAGE, Alone With You, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
August Tales from the Borderlands, Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter, Risen 3 - Titan Lords
September Witcher 3 GOTY
October INSIDE, TitanFall 2, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, The Technomancer, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, Shadowrun: Hong Kong
November Mass Effect: Andromeda
December Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Milkmaid of the Milky Way, Secret World Legends, Deadpool, Seasons after Fall
January Valley, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, Sword Coast Legends
February Tacoma, Quantum Break, Dex, OwlBoy, The Whispered World Special Edition
March The Walking Dead: Season Two, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
April EARTHLOCK, Styx: Master of Shadows, Rise of the Triad
May Alpha Protocol, Lara Croft GO, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
June Finding Paradise, AER Memories of Old, Dreamfall Chapters, Stories: The Path of Destinies, RUINER, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
July The Sexy Brutale, Renegade Ops, Dying Light, Final Fantasy XIII
August Firewatch, Dungeon Siege III, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, A New Beginning - Final Cut
September Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, DOOM
October Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Figment
November Ghost of a Tale, Pillars of the Earth, Fe, Path of Exile, Rakuen
December RIME, Wuppo, Orwell - Ignorance is strength
January Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, GRIS, Outland, Zombie Army Trilogy
February Valiant Hearts: The Great War
March A Way Out
April Angels with Scaly Wings
May Ticket to Ride, Witcher Adventure Game
June Nothing
July Heroes of Hammerwatch
August The Room Three, Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2, Psychonauts, Red Faction: Path to War DLC
September A Hat in Time, Magicka, HoH: Pyramid of Prophecy
October The Escapits, Reprisal Universe, Godus
November Nightsky, Castle Crashers
December Little Nightmares, Wolfeinstein: The Old Blood
January Borderlands 2
February What Remains of Edith Finch, Pillars of Eternity, Q.U.B.E. 2
March Prey, The Council, Cat Quest
April Resident Evil 5, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Bayonetta
May Age of Wonders III, The Evil Within
June Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, A Plague Tale: Innocence, Evil Genius
July Dead Cells, The Outer Worlds, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Warhammer: Vermintide 2
August Children of Morta, Darksiders III, Halo: Master Chief Collection
September Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, The Division
October Heat Signature, Strange Brigade
November Dishonored 2
December Degrees of Separation
January Vikings - Wolves of Midgard, Disco Elysium
February Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Resident Evil 6, Super Hot: Mind Control Delete, Shadow Warrior 2
March Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, Night in the Woods, GTA V
April Remnant: From the Ashes
May Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
June Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Guacamelee 2
July Spiritfarer
August Control, FrostPunk, The Journey Down: Chapter 3, The Surge, Hypnospace Outlaw
September Tell Me Why, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken [Co-op], Void Bastards
October Rage 2, Unravel Two
November The Elder Scrolls Online, Jurassic World Evolution
December Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger, Elex, We Were Here, Far: Lone Sails, Warhammer: Chaosbane
January Trine 4: Melody Of Mystery, Steamworld Dig 2, We Were Here Too, Death's Door
February Heavy Rain
March Vampyr, Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden
April Generation Zero, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
May Sniper Elite 4

June 2022 Update

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Overall backlog progress :

26% completed
60% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
12% won't play

Side note

Woooo. GPU prices are finally down. Thankfully my 2.5 year GPU is still strong but I will no longer sweat it may break and I’d need to pay horrendous money for replacement. Wonder if crypto will crash any more, miners are already selling their piles of “rarely used” cards on the market.

NFTs already crash. Developers threw themselves on this junk, smelling easy cash as lootboxes have more and more scrutiny. And it ended before it started. People invested millions in something that doesn’t have any value, and can be stolen with a phishing link. I like how Seth Green lost his NFTs and then threatened new owner with legal action. Like if idea of non-government asset or coin is good but the moment it’s “stolen” you run to police so they recover it. Problem is NFTs are shown as new IT miracle, and no one really explains what they are. Not many would invest in them if they would be explained they don’t own image or whatever is connected to token. That all they invest in is digital receipt that says they bought it.

I also hope all this metaverse junk will die as well, especially served by facebook & co. Can’t wait for new scandal where movement data from VR was used by meta to propose people new diets or exercise equipment via in-built ads. And idea of having metaverse as 2nd life is bizzare. Nothing like going home after 10h of work to go to another work to pretend on the internet you’re someone else.

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May 2022 Update

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Overall backlog progress :

26% completed
60% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
12% won't play

April 2022 Update

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Overall backlog progress :

26% completed
60% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
12% won't play

Side note

It looks like COVID is gone in London, as everyone act as normal. No masks in closed spaces or in public transport.

Now everyone prepares for the queen jubilee which means pubs and restaurants gather reservations, half of central London will be closed due to terrorist risk and people will either go away from London or stay indoors and wait for it to pass. Unless you’re one of the people that want to go out to stand in crowd like sardines in a can. Risking getting COVID or tramped over. But we’re getting new underground line that will cut transport time from West to East London a lot so yay.

I’ve beat SotTR mostly to beat it. It is solid game but I didn’t like it all that much. And now I feel like not playing games much this or next month. So disappointed it’s no longer badass Lara with a bow scoring head shots that I so liked from 2013 reboot and then RotTR. Let’s hope next game in a series will be good, especially with this recent Crystal Dynamic acquisition.

March 2022 Update

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Overall backlog progress :

26% completed
60% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
12% won't play

Side note

I play now Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Epic and damn, hope it’s only issue with this version. Game keeps crashing randomly without any kind of error. Turning off web browser and email client does help. But game should not crash because it’s not only app running. It would also not run in DX12 mode, even when my card supports it.

First Spring (very late Christmas) party after me. I had no idea what to expect as this kind of event is not happening in Poland. But it was all right. Kind of fancy dinner with more cutlery I ever saw at the same time on the table, and then some light chatting and some dancing. Sadly it aligned with start of Ramadan so not all people from work could join us at the dinner.

Recent release of the Elden Ring made me think about accessibility. So from next update I will separate section for accessibility and general tuning up game. Some game (like Vampyr) has bare bone (even sad) configuration options as they are console ports and we don’t need to be able to adjust graphic setting on PC. And then there are games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider with tons of graphic options (helps to find good mix of visuals and performance) and you can fine-tune how game works in exploration, combat and puzzle sequences. You feel it’s too easy to have all parkour areas marked with white paint (which is nowadays standard in games) - turn it off. Think puzzles where interactive elements are highlighted are too easy - turn it off. You think combat is too hard? Drop it a notch. I was kind of annoyed for hand-holding in previous games puzzles and parkour sequences so I set them to hard. Which means there are no helpers. Does fact someone can go on easy in combat, puzzles and exploration make my game worse? Well no.

Accessibility is not only about dropping enemies damage or giving player enormous amount of attack power. Give map to players that gets lost easily in games (and IRL as well…) which is turned off by default for “proper experience”. Give players with mobility problems parry window that is 1s longer. Include colorblind option in puzzle games.

February 2022 Update

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Overall backlog progress :

26% completed
60% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
12% won't play

Side note

I’ve beaten Mutant: Year Zero but it was this week. So it will count for March update. Story may not be amazing but combat and voice acting is really good.
Started Vampyr and looks promising. I like to walk around and uncover people secrets. Didn’t know anything about this game and thought it’s some killing simulator. Looks better than that.

I saw first reviews of Elex II and oh boy. The same thing as in previous game. I wonder if they want to keep using the same stiff animations and combat for next 10 years. I know they are good at world building, fractions, monster design and challenge pacing but don’t think it’s enough when other parts of the game drags it down. Graphic can be upgraded with community patches, core game mechanics can’t.

Hope that you’re all save, especially if you’re from Ukraine or know someone who’s there. Thankfully I don’t have family there but there are some online friends that live there. We already have nearly 1mln immigrants in Poland… and they don’t have where to go back as Russia is mowing their houses, schools and work places to the ground. It will take them ages to rebuild infrastructure there.

January 2022 Update

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Overall backlog progress :

26% completed
60% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
12% won't play

Side note

Heavy Rain was first game from Quantic I played, and now I regret I grabbed Beyond: Two Souls on the last sale. Didn’t really like this QTE simulator… let’s hope that Beyond will have less stiff controls and better facial animations, as it’s a newer game.

I had problems to play in co-op games since I moved. I thought it’s problem with Wi-Fi connection between my MOBO and router, or some software on my PC. But nope, it’s actually either shitty Virgin Mobile broadband router or connection in general. I get random 2 - 3s timeouts when I keep console pinging any IP. I don’t really see it when using the internet but it’s impossible to play online. Tethering internet when I play online from my phone solves the issue…

Also because there was some wind in UK (didn’t really notice where I worked or at home) they cancelled all trains in London. Everything. Both long distance and local trains were down. I mean sure, suspend them when wind was strongest between 11am and 2pm. But cancelling everything, when metro works normally? Like if they can’t cancel connections if there is something wrong on specific track after the storm. Especially that they run normal connections in the morning and there was no info that trains may be cancelled in the afternoon. So much problem to go back home yesterday…

Amazing UK and cancelled trains when there are leaves on the track in all it’s glory!

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End of the year 2021 stats

  1. Beaten 27 games:
    • 1 through XboX Game Pass
    • 1 on Rockstar platform
    • 2 on GOG
    • 2 on Origin
    • 5 on Epic
    • 16 on Steam
  2. Favorite game beaten in 2020: Disco Elysium
  3. Worst game beaten in 2020: The Surge
  4. Longest game beaten: Elex - 70h
  5. Shortest game beaten: We Were Here - 1,8h
  6. In 2021 I’ve beaten 28 games - 1 less than in 2020

Graph includes games added to Steam account from Winter Sale 2020 till start Winter Sale 2021. Games added at the end of the year are beaten through the next year so IMO it makes most sense. Games from various subscriptions or free are not counted as “added to backlog” as they need to be beaten in certain time or they are no longer accessible. So no backlog with them.

I also made graph that shows my progress from the time I started to write down my percentages

Great purge is a time when I removed, in a span of 3 months, 59 games from my account (I was close to 500, so it was more than 10% of my library). It was also time when I really sorted my library and moved a lot from unfinished to won’t play.

My stats didn’t change much, as I was playing games at the same pace as adding them. Most of the months my “unplayed” category was at 0% because I had only 1 or 2 games there and BLAEO was rounding it down. I was taking away 1% from beaten games to “add” it to unplayed, so it’s more accurate.

Sadly my most played game was not so great. I tried to make sure I don’t have any average games in my library for 2022. And if I’m not sure of the game quality it has only couple hours of gameplay. I was also better at trying game and leaving it unbeaten. It was kind of easier as those games were mainly on other platforms so I don’t feel like it matters much. Especially with Epic and it’s lack of achievements or any other way to easily check how much game was played.

December 2021 Update

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Overall backlog progress :

59% completed
26% beaten
1% unfinished
2% never played
12% won't play

Side note

This post is too long to submit it with 2021 stats like I did in previous years. It also means that I could create it 4 days ago, as I was waiting only for time to do thesummary. Oh well.

1,5h commute one way is too much 😅 But I can grab laptop and watch movie. Last stretch of the road is 30min on not so crowded train, so I will catch up my movie backlog bit by bit. I just need to focus to not miss my station.

Most of the games I play now are from 2017 - 2018. So 3 - 4 years old. I don’t want to play games for NFT so if it gets popular I will have enough stuff to play till 2030 or so by just playing older titles 🤠

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Winter Sale 2021 update

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1. Games I get as gifts.

  • Death's Door

    Released: 08-2021

    HLTB: 11 h
  • Nine Parchments

    Released: 12-2017

    HLTB: 9 h
  • Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition

    Released: 12-1999

    HLTB: 42 h

2. Steam additions

  • Beyond: Two Souls

    Released: 10-2013

    HLTB: 12 h
  • Generation Zero

    Released: 03-2019

    HLTB: 47 h
  • Heavy Rain

    Released: 02-2010

    HLTB: 12 h
  • Serious Sam's Bogus Detour

    Released: 06-2017

    HLTB: 10 h
  • Sniper Elite 4 Deluxe Edition

    Released: 02-2017

    HLTB: 17 h
  • We Were Here Too

    Released: 02-2018

    HLTB: 3 h
  • XCOM 2 Collection

    Released: 20-2016

    HLTB: 46 h
  • FAR: Lone Sails

    Released: 05-2018

    Time: 4 h
  • Trine 4: Melody of Mystery

    Released: 10-2020

    Time: 6 h

2. Epic additions

  • Second Extinction

    Released: 10-2020

    HLTB: 5 h
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

    Released: 12-2018

    HLTB: 17 h
  • Vampyr

    Released: 06-2018

    HLTB: 29 h
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

    Released: 08-2018

    HLTB: 22 h

I didn’t realize that Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls are that old games. But now I think they were PS3 exclusives. Found them in a bundle. Now to just wait for Horizon Zero Dawn and other exclusives to drop in price on Steam 😉

I have two first Tomb Raider games on Steam but 3rd one was free on Epyc. Why pay when you can have something for free. Only thing is that game doesn’t have achievements I think. Plus not to mention that SE didn’t drop price of the base game and give choice if you want to pay for DLCs, they just changed base game into GOTY and again charge release price for it. Same reason why I still did not pick up DOOM Eternal with -75% but still base price, 2 years after release.

I was quite close to beating my backlog but now I’m again far away 🙃 Oh well. At least I have some nice games to play. Will surely be enough till next sale time, if not longer.

Happy New Year :D

November 2021 Update

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Overall backlog progress :

27% completed
59% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
12% won't play

Side note

Diary entry :D

Changing job went rather smoothly. I know they will struggle without me on the shift but I can’t sacrifice chance for something better to make people at my previous job happy. I work in R&D in Vaccines, private company. So will be quite different from working in public sector.
On Sun one lady get positive COVID lateral flow test, and they told everyone to stay at home just to be save and do PCR test. “You will just work from home” they said, even when I have literally nothing to do. No fussing about me having to take unpaid time off as I don’t have any annual leave now.

I also grabbed Dell Inspiron 5415 (8 / 512 GB) on Black Friday deals. Will use it on travels to watch some movies and on commute to read stuff. Right now my commute is 1,5h one way, so I will need to relocate as well because of new job. Plus having to wake up past 6am to be at work at 9am is hard after working evening shift for 2 years…

From gaming I’m 45h into Elex and I’m able to kill most enemies without getting killed in 2s \o/ I really shouldn’t start game on hard, Piranha Games are hard enough on their own as is.

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