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November overview

Wow I actually made a post on time… I completed my yearly goal to complete every HOG I have this month \o/ Now I just need to keep the number of acquired games under the number of completed games and I am golden. But other than that the month has been kind of a mess, but at least some games have been completed.

Weekly Posts

First week of November progress
Second week of November progress
Third week of November progress
Fourth week of November progress

Completed since last post

The Samaritan Paradox
Playtime: 8.7 hours
Achievements: 17 of 17 (100%)
Review: I played the no longer supported Linux version. It works fine but it has some serious flaws (some also on Windows): there is no proper setting in-game to fullscreen it and the game runs in a tiny window; pressing esc freezes the game up (devs know since 2014); one achievement didn't unlock for me the first time around; the UI of the game is incredibly bad. Technical issues aside, I found the game to be a boring with annoying timed actions.
Solitaire Christmas. Match 2 Cards
Playtime: 32.8 hours
Achievements: 21 of 21 (100%)
Review:This could have been a good match 2 game if the developers actually bothered to make sure that you always get a winnable game. But they didn't and if you want to get a perfect game you are stuck either using powerups or restarting over and over again till you get lucky enough which to me makes it really frustrating and unenjoyable. Works without issues on Linux with Proton.

Completed SG wins

  • macdows 95

    3 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • Professor Watts Word Search: Into The Ocean

    9 minutes playtime

    5000 of 5000 achievements

  • Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Samaritan Paradox

    9 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

Completed games

  • Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi

    5 hours playtime

    16 of 16 achievements

  • Cat Quest II

    22 hours playtime

    9 of 9 achievements

  • Graveyard Keeper

    106 hours playtime

    125 of 125 achievements

  • Little Misfortune

    5 hours playtime

    35 of 35 achievements

  • A Building Full of Cats

    56 minutes playtime

    23 of 23 achievements

  • Solitaire Christmas. Match 2 Cards

    33 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

Additional statistics

Total number of beaten SG wins in November: 4
Total number of beaten games in November: 10
Total number of games won on SG in November: 3
Total number of acquired games in November: 7
Percentage of beaten SG wins: 42% (-1% since last month) - not sure how this is even possible? Maybe a rounding issue?
Percentage of beaten games: 43% (+1% since last month)

Fourth week of November

Not much here this week as I been working on longer (30h+ games). I also messed up my thumb so now I can only really play mouse only games…. fml….

Current balance of acquired - beaten games: 101 - 111 = -10

Completed games

A Building Full of Cats
Playtime: 56 minutes
Achievements: 23 of 23 (100%)
Review: An adorable HOG with over 300 cats to find (some are in plain sight, for some you have to interact with items to find). A couple issues: there is no indications as to which items you can interact with so it turns into a spam fest and at least in the Linux version there doesn't seem to be possible to completely mute the music and the interface freaks out when you click on the slider. But neither of those were major enjoy to make me not like the game.

Third week of November

Bit of a late post since I am currently abroad. Finally got to test out the “new” laptop I got a couple of months ago and so far so good. It is nice to be able to have more than one tab in the browser open and the laptop still working fine :D and most importantly it runs Tabletop sim more or less fine which is the main thing I needed it to do.

Current balance of acquired - beaten games: 99 - 110 = -11

Completed SG wins

Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals
Playtime: 1.7 hours
Achievements: 0 of 0
Review:A point and click game with a really weird story and weird movement. You get used to the movement quite easily but there is other issues with the game like: multiple timed sequences that get you killed if you don't figure out what to do fast enough and bad puzzles to solve. Needless to say I am not a fan of the game. Works more of less fine (freezes for a second from time to time) on Linux with Proton.

Other completed games

Graveyard Keeper
Playtime: 106.1 hours
Achievements: 125 of 125 (100%)
Review:Basically Stardew Valley but with bodies and an overwhelming amount of things to do. Luckily you are not timed and can just take your time with it. However there is also some points where you feel you are just waiting around for things to happen and also a few points where I felt like I was doing nothing but grinding. Overall I definitely had a good time with the game and would have spent 100 hours in it again. Linux version of the game works fine.
Little Misfortune
Playtime: 5.3 hours
Achievements: 35 of 35 (100%)
Review:A good game with a sad story. The game itself was not quite what I expected as I thought it would be more point and click-y and less walking simulator-y and it did feel a bit slow at times, but overall I still enjoyed my experience with it as the game has a good, albeit really sad story. Linux version of the game works fine. Some sounds effects/music ignore your sound settings completely, but I am not sure if an OS specific issue or not.

Second week of November

I am totally not late with this post, you are late. Tbh there is really nothing much of value here and thats why I couldn’t particularly be bothered with it. I played much better things this week.

Current balance of acquired - beaten games: 99 - 107 = -8

Completed SG wins

Professor Watts Word Search: Into The Ocean
Playtime: 9 minutes
Achievements: 5000 of 5000 (100%)
Review:A really bad achievement spammy word search game. There has been so little effort put into it that it is not worth even write more about it. Works fine on Linux with Proton.

First week of November

How on earth is it November already?

Current balance of acquired - beaten games: 98 - 106 = -8

Completed SG wins

macdows 95
Playtime: 3 hours
Achievements: 13 of 13 (100%)
Review: A cool puzzle game where you solve a bunch of puzzles scattered around an operating system. Some of them are easy, some of them quite tough, but overall it is a fun experience. The only thing I don't quite understand the developers on is the fact that they made a OS themed game (with Mac even in the title!) and there is no Mac OS or Linux support? Anyways works without any issues on Linux with Proton.

Other completed games

Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi
Playtime: 4.9 hours
Achievements: 16 of 16 (100%)
Review:I did not really enjoy this HOG due to multiple reasons: can't skip cut scenes or slow animations, especially annoying while you are trying to move from one location to the next; not a fan of the art style; some of the hidden object item descriptions are just weird; collecting the clovers and ravens is quite tedious and it is extremely easy to miss one and not being able to go back to get it; it feels quite dated. Works without issues on Linux with Proton.
Cat Quest II
Playtime: 22.1 hours
Achievements: 9 of 9 (100%)
Review:A cute adventure game full of puns where you play a cat or doggo completing quests and beating dungeons. It is very very similar to the first Cat Quest and it really hasn't changed much other than there also being a dog Kingdom now and the ability to play it co-op. One thing I really wish for is online co-op. We have played local co-op via Steam Remote Play, which works, but it is not ideal. Works fine on Linux with Proton.

October overview

I am one HOG away from completing my goal for the year to beat every HOG I own \o/ hopefully next month the brings good news that they are all done :)

Weekly Posts

First week of October progress
Second week of October progress
Third week of October progress
Fourth week of October progress

Completed SG wins

  • Pahelika: Revelations HD

    7 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

  • Orgynizer

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 9 achievements

Completed games

  • Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Darkarta: A Broken Heart's Quest Collector's Edition

    6 hours playtime

    39 of 40 achievements

  • Ferrum's Secrets: where is grandpa?

    7 hours playtime

    20 of 20 achievements

  • Lost Lands: The Four Horsemen

    9 hours playtime

    20 of 20 achievements

  • Bone: The Great Cow Race

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Lost Lands: The Golden Curse

    6 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

Additional statistics

Total number of beaten SG wins in October: 2
Total number of beaten games in October: 8
Total number of games won on SG in October: 5
Total number of acquired games in October: 8
Percentage of beaten SG wins: 43% (+0% since last month)
Percentage of beaten games: 42% (+0% since last month)

Fourth week of October

Current balance of acquired - beaten games: 95 - 103 = -8

Completed SG wins

Orgynizer
Playtime: 4.7 hours
Achievements: 9 of 9 (100%)
Review:Don't let the name deceive you as it is a puzzle/logic game that can be turned completely SFW. It definitely could do with some quality of life improvements but it is a decent game where you have to arrange people and activities into rooms based on peoples preferences. Works fine with Proton on Linux.

Other completed games

Lost Lands: The Golden Curse
Playtime: 5.5 hours
Achievements: 22 of 22 (100%)
Review:While this hidden object game doesn't do anything new and innovative, it is still a very nice and pleasant one. It quite a long one too as it took me 5,5 hours to complete the main + bonus story. Haven't encountered any bugs or issues while playing except when I restarted the game in the middle of the bonus chapter the look of the UI changed? Still worked fine however. Works fine on Linux with Proton.

Third week of October

Down to 2 HOGs left before I have completed every single HOG I own \o/ Probably wont be happening this month, but hopefully November will bring the check mark to my second goal I have myself for the year :)

Current balance of acquired - beaten games: 94 - 101 = -7

Completed games

Lost Lands: The Four Horsemen
Playtime: 9.3 hours
Achievements: 20 of 20 (100%)
Review: While this hidden object game doesn't do anything new and innovative, it is still a very nice and pleasant one. Haven't encountered any bugs or issues while playing. Works fine on Linux with Proton.
Bone: The Great Cow Race
Playtime: 5.3 hours
Achievements: 0 of 0
Review: The second and last Telltale game in the Bone series. They have never made a 3rd one which means the game story never gets concluded and just ends a bit abruptly. Just like the first one this one hasn't aged all that well either, but at least it does not have really tedious puzzles anymore. Except for a couple of bugs here and there I didn't mind my time with it. Works without any issues with Proton.

Second week of October

Yet again one late post. Oh well, I am trying.

Current balance of acquired - beaten games: 93 - 99 = -6

Completed games

Darkarta: A Broken Heart's Quest Collector's Edition
Playtime: 6.3 hours
Achievements: 40 of 40 (100%)
Review: It is a decent hidden object game with a few bugs here and there that while quite annoying are not gamebreaking. If you read a bit into the actions of the developers in the past some really really questionable stuff comes out. The Linux version works fine.
Ferrum's Secrets: where is grandpa?
Playtime: 7.1 hours
Achievements: 20 of 20 (100%)
Review: Horribly bad and buggy hidden object game. The expert mode has to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen added to a hidden object game. Why would you ever think adding a timed mode where you only have 19 second between successful actions or you have to start from the very begning was a good idea is beyond me.

First week of October

Better late than never with the post.

Current balance of acquired - beaten games: 89 - 97 = -8

Completed SG wins

Pahelika: Revelations HD
Playtime: 6.8 hours
Achievements: 18 of 18 (100%)
Review:By far one of the worst and most frustrating hidden object games I have played and I have played a lot of them. Every action you want to do is just a massive hunt for the pixel the game actually wants to click you on. And the fact that you have to play it multiple times to get a 100% it makes it even worse. A lot of the positive reviews are also very obviously fake and it takes about 30 seconds of looking into it to figure that out.

Other completed games

Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy
Playtime: 1.8 hours
Achievements: 0 of 0 (100%)
Review: A hidden object game that didn't really stand the test of time really well, both graphically and gameplay wise. Other than that I haven't encountered any issues. I could not get it to run on Linux no matter what so this one had to be played on my old Windows 7 machine...