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#25 Monthly Status Update (July 2020)

Yay, it’s finally summer!!! I haven’t done a proper update in a really long time, so we need to catch up ;)

This semester I was studying remotely, which has a lot of both pros and cons, but overall it actually required more time to accomplish the same results as if everything was “as usual”, which obviously means less time for backlog fighting…

But this doesn’t mean that nothing at all was happening in my gaming life! Oh no! Over the last couple of years I’ve slowly started to grow more and more fond of playing old and retro games for the sake of “experiencing the evolution of video game genres or the medium as a whole”. I’ve always enjoyed playing all of the games in a series in the release order (even if it’s something like Assasin’s Creed or Final Fantasy) or playing older games that might have had an influence on a particular title, before playing that title itself (eg. playing the Myst series before playing The Witness, Dark Souls series before playing other souls-likes, LucasArts point&clicks before modern ones, etc.), but lately that attitude of mine actually intesified. That’s one of the reasons why half a year ago I’ve bought myself a New 2DS XL - besides DS and 3DS games, I use it a lot for playing NES and SNES games - so far I’ve finished the first 2 Super Mario games and the first 4 Zelda titles :). And besides that, I also just got (it’s literally sitting in a package next to me) an used Wii U - maybe it doesn’t have that many exclusives, but I want to play a bunch of N64 and Wii games on it. Also this month I tried to do a lot of trading to start “clearing” my wishlist off of pre-2010 games (as you can see I managed to snag some really nice classic titles such as “Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines” or two Monkey Island games ^_^) and now only 18 of them remain on my wishlist. So in general, I’m actually starting to tackle my “cross-platform virtual backlog” roughly by playing games based on their release dates (older first). This doesn’t mean I’m currently only stuck in the 80s and 90s, but in the foreseeable future I’ll most likely be playing more older titles than newer ones. Some of those will be on Nintendo consoles, some will be DRM-Free PC games (like the absolutely genius, but also devilishly difficult puzzle game I’ve been slowly playing for the past year - Fish Fillets from 1998) and some on Steam - I’ll definitely sometimes try to mention some of the stuff I’m playing elsewhere, but you obviously won’t see as much of it here as the Steam stuff, even if I was playing more of the former games ;)

So yeah, maybe my backlog is not happy with the 28 games I’ve added to it this month (which is actually a record for me :O), but I certainly didn’t forget about it and I’m pretty positive that sooner or later, I’ll get to tackling it “more properly” ;)

New games: 28

16 from trades, 5 from SG, 4 bought on sale, 2 from bundles, 1 for free
  • My Memory of Us

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 23 achievements

  • Overlord

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Incredipede

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 6 achievements

  • Grab the Bottle

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • AntVentor

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • Anodyne

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 6 achievements

  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Blocks That Matter

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • The Samaritan Paradox

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 17 achievements

  • Full Bore

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

  • ibb & obb

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • The Curse of Monkey Island

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - Remastered

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Torchlight

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 66 achievements

  • Crash Drive 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Loom

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • The Dig

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Kick Ass Commandos

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 67 achievements

  • iO

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 39 achievements

  • Broken Age

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 45 achievements

  • Guns, Gore & Cannoli

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 21 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 1

1 continued
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    6 hours playtime

    7 of 10 achievements

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
60% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
29% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 60% (+1%)
Completed: 29% (-1%)

All games progress

2% won't play
75% never played
4% unfinished
2% beaten
17% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 75% (+1%)
Completed: 17% (-1%)

#24 Monthly Status Update (June 2020)

Another quick (but still very late xD) update for the sake of consistency ;)

New games: 10

9 from trades, 1 for free
  • Mafia III: Definitive Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 85 achievements

  • The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • Ben There, Dan That!

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Time Gentlemen, Please!

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

  • Hero of the Kingdom III

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 57 achievements

  • Overlord II

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • A New Beginning - Final Cut

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 28 achievements

  • Spelunky

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 20 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
59% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
30% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

All games progress

2% won't play
74% never played
4% unfinished
2% beaten
18% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 74% (+1%)

#23 Monthly Status Update (May 2020)

Another quick update for the sake of consistency ;)

New games: 12

2 from SG, 3 from trades, 2 for free, 4 from bundles, 1 new version of previously owned game
  • Gato Roboto

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Knightin'+

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

  • Gas Guzzlers Extreme

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 105 achievements

  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 59 achievements

  • Lara Croft GO

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 17 achievements

  • Life Is Strange

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 60 achievements

  • Just Cause 3

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 66 achievements

  • Mafia II: Definitive Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 67 achievements

  • The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie Video Game

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Interkosmos

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 17 achievements

  • Tomb Raider: Underworld

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • King's Heir: Rise to the Throne

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
59% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
30% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

All games progress

2% won't play
73% never played
4% unfinished
2% beaten
18% completed

Changed since last month:
Completed: 18% (-1%)

#22 Monthly Status Update (April 2020)

Doing this update 1 month late, but it’s better to do it now, rather than start growing a “BLAEO post backlog” xD (ie. still no time to play, because of studies)

New games: 20

2 from SG, 13 from trades, 1 gifted, 3 for free, 1 bought on Humble Store
  • My Brother Rabbit

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 5 achievements

  • Darksiders

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 43 achievements

  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 43 achievements

  • LostWinds

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 11 achievements

  • Pikuniku

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

  • Speed Brawl

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 59 achievements

  • Death's Hangover

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Quantum Conundrum

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Transpose

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • DeadCore

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 29 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Pirates!

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Manual Samuel

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 28 achievements

  • Polyball

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 33 achievements

  • Batman: Arkham City GOTY

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 64 achievements

  • Into the Breach

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 55 achievements

  • Monkey Island 2: Special Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • A Short Hike

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 8 achievements

  • Journey of a Roach

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • Rex: Another Island

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 3 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 1

1 continued
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    4 hours playtime

    6 of 10 achievements

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
59% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
30% completed

Changed since last month:
Completed: 30% (-1%)

All games progress

2% won't play
73% never played
4% unfinished
2% beaten
19% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 73% (+1%)
Unfinished: 4% (-1%)

#21 Monthly Status Update (March 2020)

Just two weeks after my next semester started, on March 10th, I learned that my university will be closed and we’ll switch to e-learning. I’ve expected the lecturers to take their time with getting used to the new situation and finally have much more free time, but my faculty being a Computer Science one, they’ve organized all that stuff very quickly and the next week I already had all of the classes either held online or I received materials to learn from for them. Don’t get me wrong, this is absolutely an amazing thing - it’s just not what I’ve thought is going to happen ;)

So, I still have some more free time than previously and some of that time I’ve spent gaming. I’ve started “Keep Talking and Nobody” with my family, since thanks to this new situation it’s quite easy for us to find time for family activities every weekend and contacted my Dungeon Defenders buddy to slowly continue progressing in that game (we’re now past 100h hours, but that’s still probably like half the time we’ll need to 100% the game). The progress is not overwhelming, but it’s better than nothing :)

Stay safe guys and try to not leave your house too much unless it’s really necessary, regardless of where you are and what are the current restrictions in your country. COVID-19 is a very dangerous disease and it should not be underestimated.

New games: 3

1 from bundles, 2 for free
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    4 hours playtime

    6 of 10 achievements

  • Deiland

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 40 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 2

1 continued and 1 started
  • Dungeon Defenders

    102 hours playtime

    52 of 118 achievements

  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    4 hours playtime

    6 of 10 achievements

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
59% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
31% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

All games progress

2% won't play
72% never played
5% unfinished
2% beaten
19% completed

Changed since last month:
Unfinished: 5% (+1%)

#20 Monthly Status Update (February 2020)

It’s time for another VERY late monthly update for me. Hopefully once I get used to the new situation of not leaving my home and manage to self-organize a little bit better than I’m doing it currently, I should be able to go back to posting those at the start of the month, rather than the second half of it xD

In February I didn’t really play any PC games on my own, but during my winter break between my regular exam session and the repeat one, I’ve managed to organize a couple couch coop gaming sessions with some my friends (once with 4 players and once with 2). Results? After 100+ hours of 1/2/3/4-player action I’m finally really close to 100%-ing Towerfall Ascension! :D The only thing left is some mindless grinding I’m going to write a script (and a Steam guide) for. Besides, we’ve also started Overcooked which will be one of our next coop games. But I guess, it will probably be a reallyyyyyyy long time before we can meet again and continue it (for obvious reasons).

New games: 7

7 from trades
  • Reigns

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Reigns: Her Majesty

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Cosmic Star Heroine

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 33 achievements

  • ChromaGun

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

  • Asterix & Obelix XXL 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • Downward

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • The Free Ones

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 2

1 continued and 1 started
  • TowerFall Ascension

    113 hours playtime

    29 of 30 achievements

  • Overcooked

    4 hours playtime

    5 of 12 achievements

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
59% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
31% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

All games progress

2% won't play
72% never played
4% unfinished
2% beaten
19% completed

Changed since last month:
Completed: 19% (-1%)

#19 Monthly Status Update (January 2020)

Hi everyone! I’m VERY late with my monthly update, partially because of the recent updates, which (besides finally allowing us to sync restricted games) made some outliers like movies or other stuff appear in my library and I wanted to wait some of that stuff out, so that my game count stabilizes on the correct number before making the next summary.

January was the end of the semester for me, which meant that it was another month in the row when I didn’t have time to play anything besides my recently purchased New 2DS.

Moreover, even though I really didn’t want to start working before getting my master’s degree in 1.5 years, I still live with my parents and it’s them who lay down the rules. And the new rules say that I’ll have to start a half-time job, besides still attending all of the courses on my full-time studies and still working on all of the programming projects I have to do at home. Judging by the fact that even though I didn’t work yet, it’s actually my fourth month in a row without playing any Steam games, it looks like I won’t have pretty much any time for backlog fighting besides summer or winter breaks for quite some time :< I’ll still continue doing monthly updates, but don’t expect to see me finishing too many games or writing interesting mini game reviews like I’ve used to ;/

New games: 8

2 from SG, 1 from bundles, 4 from trades, 1 gifted
  • Omensight

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Demon's Crystals

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 28 achievements

  • A Glider's Journey

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • Labyrinthine Dreams

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 7 achievements

  • Tomb Raider

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Equilinox

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Castle Crashers

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Roundabout

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 40 achievements

Old restricted games that now synced: 11

  • Evocation

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

  • Space Hole 2018

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 1 achievements

  • Squirrel Sphere

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • After Hours

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • Death Fungeon

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Jack N' Jill DX

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 11 achievements

  • Mushroom Quest

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 3 achievements

  • Million to One Hero

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 31 achievements

  • Subsideria

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 72 achievements

  • Balancelot

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • TETRA's Escape

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 21 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
59% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
31% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 59% (+2%)
Completed: 31% (-1%)

All games progress

2% won't play
72% never played
4% unfinished
2% beaten
20% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 72% (+1%)
Beaten: 2% (-1%)

#18 Monthly Status Update (December 2019)

Hi everyone! December was another month when I didn’t have time to play anything… (besides games on my new 2DS XL which is the first console I’ve ever bought! I still don’t have time to play PC games at home, but pulling out a handheld in a train or tram is a completely different story! ;D So far I’ve completed Professor Layton and the Curious Village as well as BoyBoy! and I’m having an amazing time with my new purchase! :) ) Well, at least I got a few more great additions to my backlog xD I’d even say that some of these games used to be one of my top wishlisted titles. Now I only need to find the time to actually play them… :#

New games: 9

2 from SG, 2 from bundles, 4 gifted, 1 bought on Humble Store
  • Double Fine Adventure

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 99 achievements

  • Stick It To The Man!

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

  • Company of Heroes

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Company of Heroes - Legacy Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Portal

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Portal 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 51 achievements

  • Environmental Station Alpha

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Crypt of the NecroDancer

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 44 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
57% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
32% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

All games progress

2% won't play
71% never played
4% unfinished
3% beaten
20% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

#17 Monthly Status Update (November 2019)

Hi everyone! I still have a lot of trouble to keep up with my studies, so here’s another lazy month for my backlog fighting ;P

New games: 9

6 from SG, 2 from trades, 1 for free
  • DashBored

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 31 achievements

  • Dark Grim Mariupolis

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

  • City Climber

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 23 achievements

  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Awe

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • On Rusty Trails

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 44 achievements

  • Alum

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 17 achievements

  • A Robot Named Fight

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 70 achievements

  • The Low Road

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 21 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
57% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
32% completed

Changed since last month:
Won’t play: 2% (-1%)
Never played: 57% (+1%)
Unfinished: 5% (-1%)
Beaten: 3% (-1%)
Completed: 32% (-1%)
Looks like reaching the 200 won games mark caused a lot of these percentages to drop :O

All games progress

2% won't play
71% never played
4% unfinished
3% beaten
20% completed

Changed since last month:
Unfinished: 4% (-1%)
Completed: 20% (-1%)

#16 Monthly Status Update (October 2019)

Hi everyone! This was a VERY lazy month for me gaming-wise. I did not play any games (besides a single DRM-Free one - Fish Fillets - a classic puzzle game from 1998 I’ve been slowly working on for the past few months. I’ll probably tell you more about it once I finally finish it ;) ) and only added a couple of new ones to the backlog. I’ve decided to attend more uni courses than I normally would have to on this semester to have more wiggle room on the later ones, but it’s not as easy as I’ve thought it would be xD. I’ll definitely stick with my decision, but I wouldn’t be surprised if all of my Monthly Status Updates till January will look more or less the same. Oh well, we shall see.

New games: 2

1 from SG, 1 for free
  • Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • The Crown of Leaves

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

3% won't play
56% never played
6% unfinished
4% beaten
33% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 56% (+1%)

All games progress

2% won't play
71% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
21% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 71% (+1%)