Karmic Koala Scarwiz’s profile

Just your friendly neighborhood koala trying to assassinate all of his games


My gaming career:

Games played in 2011 (approx. 30 hrs played)

    100% beaten
  • Portal
    Portal

    29 hours playtime

    10 of 15 achievements

  • Portal 2
    Portal 2

    49 hours playtime

    37 of 51 achievements

Games replayed in 2012 (approx. 30 hrs replayed)

    100% beaten
  • Portal
    Portal

    29 hours playtime

    10 of 15 achievements

  • Portal 2
    Portal 2

    49 hours playtime

    37 of 51 achievements

Games played in 2013 (approx. 180 hrs played)

    6% unfinished
    84% beaten
    10% completed
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition
    Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition

    28 hours playtime

    35 of 47 achievements

  • Half-Life 2
    Half-Life 2

    16 hours playtime

    19 of 33 achievements

  • Half-Life 2: Episode One
    Half-Life 2: Episode One

    3 hours playtime

    4 of 13 achievements

  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two

    6 hours playtime

    9 of 22 achievements

  • Batman: Arkham City GOTY
    Batman: Arkham City GOTY

    55 hours playtime

    42 of 64 achievements

  • Metro 2033
    Metro 2033

    12 hours playtime

    14 of 48 achievements

  • RAGE
    RAGE

    16 hours playtime

    23 of 60 achievements

  • LIMBO
    LIMBO

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 13 achievements

  • Mark of the Ninja
    Mark of the Ninja

    15 hours playtime

    19 of 38 achievements

  • The Walking Dead
    The Walking Dead

    24 hours playtime

    48 of 48 achievements

  • FEZ
    FEZ

    21 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • BioShock
    BioShock

    13 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Spec Ops: The Line
    Spec Ops: The Line

    7 hours playtime

    30 of 50 achievements

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    24 hours playtime

    29 of 49 achievements

  • Deadlight
    Deadlight

    2 hours playtime

    21 of 31 achievements

  • BioShock 2
    BioShock 2

    13 hours playtime

    23 of 68 achievements

  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
    Scribblenauts Unlimited

    8 hours playtime

    13 of 25 achievements

  • Poker Night 2
    Poker Night 2

    16 hours playtime

    17 of 18 achievements

  • Remember Me
    Remember Me

    19 hours playtime

    33 of 50 achievements

Games played in 2014 (approx. 290 hrs played)

    9% unfinished
    88% beaten
    3% completed
  • Remember Me
    Remember Me

    19 hours playtime

    33 of 50 achievements

  • Bulletstorm
    Bulletstorm

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Metro: Last Light
    Metro: Last Light

    10 hours playtime

    18 of 70 achievements

  • Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
    Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

    6 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Brütal Legend
    Brütal Legend

    9 hours playtime

    9 of 59 achievements

  • Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
    Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

    17 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Contrast
    Contrast

    4 hours playtime

    17 of 22 achievements

  • Dishonored
    Dishonored

    40 hours playtime

    38 of 80 achievements

  • Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
    Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

    5 hours playtime

    11 of 29 achievements

  • Dear Esther
    Dear Esther

    61 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Scribblenauts Unmasked
    Scribblenauts Unmasked

    5 hours playtime

    27 of 40 achievements

  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
    Call of Juarez Gunslinger

    4 hours playtime

    11 of 26 achievements

  • The Wolf Among Us
    The Wolf Among Us

    8 hours playtime

    30 of 35 achievements

  • Hotline Miami
    Hotline Miami

    6 hours playtime

    9 of 35 achievements

  • Deponia
    Deponia

    8 hours playtime

    12 of 19 achievements

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
    Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition

    5 hours playtime

    8 of 50 achievements

  • Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative
    Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Portal 2
    Portal 2

    49 hours playtime

    37 of 51 achievements

  • Borderlands
    Borderlands

    50 hours playtime

    49 of 80 achievements

  • Deponia: The Complete Journey
    Deponia: The Complete Journey

    23 hours playtime

    54 of 105 achievements

  • Shank 2
    Shank 2

    7 hours playtime

    4 of 20 achievements

  • The Walking Dead: Season Two
    The Walking Dead: Season Two

    7 hours playtime

    32 of 40 achievements

  • Batman: Arkham Origins
    Batman: Arkham Origins

    30 hours playtime

    28 of 60 achievements

  • I Am Alive
    I Am Alive

    6 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    11 hours playtime

    7 of 75 achievements

  • Borderlands 2
    Borderlands 2

    27 hours playtime

    30 of 69 achievements

  • Alan Wake
    Alan Wake

    2 hours playtime

    7 of 67 achievements

  • BioShock 2
    BioShock 2

    13 hours playtime

    23 of 68 achievements

  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • NaissanceE
    NaissanceE

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hitman: Absolution
    Hitman: Absolution

    19 hours playtime

    32 of 47 achievements

Games replayed in 2014 (approx. 50 hrs replayed)

  • Tomb Raider
    Tomb Raider

    13 hours playtime

    24 of 50 achievements

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition
    Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition

    28 hours playtime

    35 of 47 achievements

  • Far Cry 3
    Far Cry 3

    21 hours playtime

    no achievements

Games played in 2015 (approx. 420 blaze it hrs played)

    14% unfinished
    76% beaten
    10% completed
  • ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ Premium Edition
    ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ Premium Edition

    8 hours playtime

    28 of 58 achievements

  • BioShock 2
    BioShock 2

    13 hours playtime

    23 of 68 achievements

  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    4 hours playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

  • Sleeping Dogs™
    Sleeping Dogs™

    20 hours playtime

    28 of 59 achievements

  • Deponia: The Complete Journey
    Deponia: The Complete Journey

    23 hours playtime

    54 of 105 achievements

  • The Stanley Parable
    The Stanley Parable

    69 minutes playtime

    4 of 10 achievements

  • Mind: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition
    Mind: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition

    8 hours playtime

    12 of 23 achievements

  • Portal Stories: Mel
    Portal Stories: Mel

    12 hours playtime

    16 of 28 achievements

  • Borderlands
    Borderlands

    50 hours playtime

    49 of 80 achievements

  • Papo & Yo
    Papo & Yo

    3 hours playtime

    6 of 10 achievements

  • Bastion
    Bastion

    13 hours playtime

    12 of 24 achievements

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

    14 hours playtime

    8 of 29 achievements

  • Gone Home
    Gone Home

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Bad Rats
    Bad Rats

    4 hours playtime

    2 of 13 achievements

  • Fallout: New Vegas
    Fallout: New Vegas

    87 hours playtime

    39 of 75 achievements

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    68 hours playtime

    21 of 42 achievements

  • Life Is Strange
    Life Is Strange

    15 hours playtime

    41 of 60 achievements

  • Transistor
    Transistor

    8 hours playtime

    10 of 33 achievements

  • Fallout 4
    Fallout 4

    96 hours playtime

    32 of 84 achievements

  • Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series
    Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series

    12 hours playtime

    48 of 48 achievements

  • Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut
    Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut

    4 hours playtime

    21 of 53 achievements

  • Shadow Warrior
    Shadow Warrior

    11 hours playtime

    40 of 92 achievements

  • A New Beginning - Final Cut
    A New Beginning - Final Cut

    13 hours playtime

    23 of 28 achievements

Games replayed in 2015 (approx. 60 hrs replayed)

  • Mark of the Ninja
    Mark of the Ninja

    15 hours playtime

    19 of 38 achievements

  • BioShock Infinite
    BioShock Infinite

    21 hours playtime

    35 of 80 achievements

  • Batman: Arkham City GOTY
    Batman: Arkham City GOTY

    55 hours playtime

    42 of 64 achievements

  • LIMBO
    LIMBO

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 13 achievements

  • FEZ
    FEZ

    21 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Metro 2033 Redux
    Metro 2033 Redux

    8 hours playtime

    24 of 49 achievements

Games played in 2016 (approx. 430 hrs played)

    9% unfinished
    73% beaten
    18% completed
  • To the Moon
    To the Moon

    6 hours playtime

    1 of 1 achievements

  • The Beginner's Guide
    The Beginner's Guide

    88 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Braid
    Braid

    5 hours playtime

    11 of 12 achievements

  • CAT Interstellar
    CAT Interstellar

    4 hours playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • The Talos Principle
    The Talos Principle

    38 hours playtime

    29 of 40 achievements

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    23 hours playtime

    37 of 143 achievements

  • Ori and the Blind Forest
    Ori and the Blind Forest

    10 hours playtime

    37 of 50 achievements

  • Firewatch
    Firewatch

    5 hours playtime

    5 of 10 achievements

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    16 hours playtime

    31 of 74 achievements

  • Republique
    Republique

    14 hours playtime

    11 of 26 achievements

  • Portal Stories: Mel
    Portal Stories: Mel

    12 hours playtime

    16 of 28 achievements

  • SOMA
    SOMA

    10 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

  • Alien: Isolation
    Alien: Isolation

    29 hours playtime

    40 of 50 achievements

  • The Walking Dead: Season Two
    The Walking Dead: Season Two

    7 hours playtime

    32 of 40 achievements

  • The Swapper
    The Swapper

    5 hours playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • Super Meat Boy
    Super Meat Boy

    13 hours playtime

    4 of 48 achievements

  • INSIDE
    INSIDE

    4 hours playtime

    5 of 14 achievements

  • The Turing Test
    The Turing Test

    6 hours playtime

    15 of 15 achievements

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
    Batman: Arkham Knight

    35 hours playtime

    74 of 113 achievements

  • Shadowrun Returns
    Shadowrun Returns

    12 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Mad Max
    Mad Max

    38 hours playtime

    28 of 49 achievements

  • Deponia Doomsday
    Deponia Doomsday

    12 hours playtime

    17 of 36 achievements

  • Volume
    Volume

    6 hours playtime

    18 of 24 achievements

  • The Fall
    The Fall

    4 hours playtime

    11 of 17 achievements

  • Oxenfree
    Oxenfree

    4 hours playtime

    4 of 13 achievements

  • The Walking Dead: Michonne
    The Walking Dead: Michonne

    4 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    11 hours playtime

    18 of 85 achievements

  • The Room
    The Room

    2 hours playtime

    5 of 5 achievements

  • The Room Two
    The Room Two

    3 hours playtime

    7 of 7 achievements

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    114 hours playtime

    45 of 78 achievements

Games replayed in 2016 (approx. 140 hrs replayed)

  • Metro 2033 Redux
    Metro 2033 Redux

    8 hours playtime

    24 of 49 achievements

  • BioShock Infinite
    BioShock Infinite

    21 hours playtime

    35 of 80 achievements

  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
    Wolfenstein: The New Order

    11 hours playtime

    23 of 50 achievements

  • Dishonored
    Dishonored

    40 hours playtime

    38 of 80 achievements

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut

    29 hours playtime

    37 of 59 achievements

  • The Walking Dead
    The Walking Dead

    24 hours playtime

    48 of 48 achievements

  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux

    3 hours playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

  • Remember Me
    Remember Me

    19 hours playtime

    33 of 50 achievements

  • Mind: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition
    Mind: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition

    8 hours playtime

    12 of 23 achievements

  • Bastion
    Bastion

    13 hours playtime

    12 of 24 achievements

  • Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
    Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

    6 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Portal 2
    Portal 2

    49 hours playtime

    37 of 51 achievements

  • NaissanceE
    NaissanceE

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
    Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

    17 hours playtime

    no achievements

Games played in 2017 (approx. 480 hrs played)

    4% unfinished
    78% beaten
    18% completed
  • Zup!
    Zup!

    3 hours playtime

    118 of 118 achievements

  • Zup! 2
    Zup! 2

    3 hours playtime

    229 of 229 achievements

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    114 hours playtime

    45 of 78 achievements

  • Batman - The Telltale Series
    Batman - The Telltale Series

    11 hours playtime

    30 of 30 achievements

  • SUPERHOT
    SUPERHOT

    16 hours playtime

    23 of 26 achievements

  • Aragami
    Aragami

    10 hours playtime

    31 of 39 achievements

  • Jotun
    Jotun

    6 hours playtime

    9 of 36 achievements

  • Broken Age
    Broken Age

    10 hours playtime

    27 of 45 achievements

  • Owlboy
    Owlboy

    10 hours playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Styx: Master of Shadows
    Styx: Master of Shadows

    21 hours playtime

    23 of 33 achievements

  • ABZU
    ABZU

    2 hours playtime

    5 of 12 achievements

  • The Uncertain: Episode 1 - The Last Quiet Day
    The Uncertain: Episode 1 - The Last Quiet Day

    3 hours playtime

    26 of 32 achievements

  • DOOM
    DOOM

    17 hours playtime

    19 of 51 achievements

  • Little Nightmares
    Little Nightmares

    3 hours playtime

    7 of 13 achievements

  • Epistory - Typing Chronicles
    Epistory - Typing Chronicles

    5 hours playtime

    33 of 55 achievements

  • Between Me and The Night
    Between Me and The Night

    3 hours playtime

    13 of 18 achievements

  • Puzzle Agent
    Puzzle Agent

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Puzzle Agent 2
    Puzzle Agent 2

    3 hours playtime

    50 of 52 achievements

  • Lumino City
    Lumino City

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Whispering Willows
    Whispering Willows

    3 hours playtime

    15 of 20 achievements

  • Metrico+
    Metrico+

    4 hours playtime

    2 of 18 achievements

  • Event[0]
    Event[0]

    3 hours playtime

    6 of 12 achievements

  • Fabric
    Fabric

    3 hours playtime

    1 of 14 achievements

  • Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
    Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

    73 hours playtime

    24 of 41 achievements

  • Planet of the Eyes
    Planet of the Eyes

    89 minutes playtime

    13 of 14 achievements

  • Maize
    Maize

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Beyond Eyes
    Beyond Eyes

    2 hours playtime

    2 of 10 achievements

  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
    Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

    3 hours playtime

    14 of 19 achievements

  • Hollow Knight
    Hollow Knight

    38 hours playtime

    26 of 52 achievements

  • Shadow Complex Remastered
    Shadow Complex Remastered

    9 hours playtime

    18 of 39 achievements

  • Hyper Light Drifter
    Hyper Light Drifter

    13 hours playtime

    7 of 23 achievements

  • Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
    Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

    23 hours playtime

    15 of 38 achievements

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    147 hours playtime

    54 of 78 achievements

  • The Witness
    The Witness

    25 hours playtime

    1 of 2 achievements

  • Gods Will Be Watching

    13 hours playtime

    10 of 35 achievements

  • The Silent Age

    3 hours playtime

    17 of 24 achievements

  • Scanner Sombre

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Furi

    8 hours playtime

    17 of 33 achievements

  • Hob

    11 hours playtime

    21 of 37 achievements

  • The Evil Within

    18 hours playtime

    17 of 71 achievements

  • Four Sided Fantasy

    79 minutes playtime

    6 of 11 achievements

  • Stories Untold

    3 hours playtime

    10 of 13 achievements

  • What Remains of Edith Finch

    2 hours playtime

    4 of 9 achievements

  • The Journey Down: Chapter One

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Journey Down: Chapter Two

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Night of the Rabbit

    18 hours playtime

    10 of 17 achievements

  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm

    11 hours playtime

    25 of 34 achievements

Games replayed in 2017 (approx. 10 hrs replayed)

  • Oxenfree
    Oxenfree

    8 hours playtime

    8 of 13 achievements

  • Little Nightmares
    Little Nightmares

    6 hours playtime

    8 of 16 achievements

Games played in 2018 (approx. 325 hrs played)

    6% unfinished
    64% beaten
    30% completed
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

    8 hours playtime

    13 of 14 achievements

  • Thinking with Time Machine

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Peregrin

    3 hours playtime

    24 of 27 achievements

  • Pyre

    15 hours playtime

    32 of 51 achievements

  • Dark Souls III

    72 hours playtime

    30 of 43 achievements

  • Tacoma

    3 hours playtime

    4 of 12 achievements

  • Black The Fall

    3 hours playtime

    8 of 14 achievements

  • Aporia: Beyond The Valley

    7 hours playtime

    21 of 41 achievements

  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm

    13 hours playtime

    25 of 34 achievements

  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Monkey Island 2: Special Edition

    7 hours playtime

    8 of 12 achievements

  • FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION

    39 hours playtime

    44 of 90 achievements

  • Lara Croft GO

    7 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

  • Night in the Woods

    14 hours playtime

    15 of 31 achievements

  • Tengami

    80 minutes playtime

    4 of 4 achievements

  • Last Day of June

    3 hours playtime

    16 of 21 achievements

  • Hue

    9 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • Old Man's Journey

    63 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Another World

    3 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • Machinarium

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

    7 hours playtime

    30 of 30 achievements

  • Styx: Shards of Darkness

    23 hours playtime

    25 of 38 achievements

  • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Botanicula

    3 hours playtime

    43 of 53 achievements

  • This War of Mine

    11 hours playtime

    13 of 35 achievements

  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered

    5 hours playtime

    24 of 58 achievements

  • Type:Rider

    4 hours playtime

    11 of 12 achievements

  • Grim Fandango Remastered

    11 hours playtime

    34 of 47 achievements

  • This War of Mine

    43 hours playtime

    19 of 35 achievements

  • The Floor is Jelly

    2 hours playtime

    1 of 7 achievements

Games replayed in 2018 (approx. 35 hrs replayed)

  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

    11 hours playtime

    42 of 57 achievements

  • BioShock Remastered

    13 hours playtime

    40 of 65 achievements

  • Metro: Last Light Redux

    13 hours playtime

    29 of 49 achievements

Games played in 2019

  • Titan Souls

    4 hours playtime

    6 of 27 achievements

  • Seasons after Fall

    5 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

  • Rexaura

    3 hours playtime

    2 of 3 achievements

  • Salt and Sanctuary

    23 hours playtime

    32 of 37 achievements

  • Dishonored 2

    25 hours playtime

    21 of 50 achievements

  • GRIS

    3 hours playtime

    5 of 17 achievements

  • Pony Island

    2 hours playtime

    15 of 20 achievements

  • The Whispered World Special Edition

    11 hours playtime

    14 of 20 achievements

  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

    21 hours playtime

    22 of 44 achievements

  • RUINER

    7 hours playtime

    14 of 33 achievements

  • Fallout

    26 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Surge

    42 hours playtime

    47 of 67 achievements

  • Dust: An Elysian Tail

    14 hours playtime

    21 of 30 achievements

  • This War of Mine

    53 hours playtime

    19 of 35 achievements

  • The Sexy Brutale

    7 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™

    30 hours playtime

    20 of 81 achievements

  • Seven: Enhanced Edition

    43 hours playtime

    35 of 35 achievements

  • This War of Mine

    66 hours playtime

    20 of 35 achievements

  • Refunct

    40 minutes playtime

    9 of 10 achievements

  • Teslagrad

    7 hours playtime

    36 of 36 achievements

  • DarkMaus

    7 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Journey Down: Chapter Three

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Rain World

    30 hours playtime

    12 of 21 achievements

  • Stories: The Path of Destinies

    15 hours playtime

    37 of 37 achievements

  • Gorogoa

    2 hours playtime

    6 of 11 achievements

Games replayed in 2019

  • Metro: Last Light Redux

    13 hours playtime

    29 of 49 achievements

  • Tales from the Borderlands

    11 hours playtime

    35 of 35 achievements

  • STAR WARS™: Knights of the Old Republic™

    41 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Furi

    14 hours playtime

    19 of 33 achievements

  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

    2 hours playtime

    7 of 10 achievements



I FINALLY BEAT DARK SOULS

It took me a month and a half, 73 hours and probably a couple thousand deaths but I did it! I finally did it.. And now I’m aching for more!
I’d had this game recommended to me a bajillion times before I finally picked it up and my only regret is not playing it sooner. It’s probably the most intricately designed world I’ve ever seen in a video game. Every line of dialogue, every item description and even just the design of certain enemies or areas has lore implications. As far as gameplay is concerned, I was scared it would be too hard or too grindy (I did do my fair share of grinding but that’s just because I sucked at the beginning - and now I’m shredding Lord Gwyn to pieces with my mad parrying skills) but I found myself really enjoying the gameplay loop. The game really pushes you to pay attention to your surroundings and learn for each run (until you die by falling off a freaking cliff…).

Anyways, I’ve already talked about Dark Souls a bit in my previous update but I just wanted to share my prowess with you guys! Time to move on to different things now. Probably Dark Soul II! Or maybe NG+?

Git Gud, BLAEO

I’ve had finals and projects to give in for the past few weeks so I haven’t been able to play much but I did discover one of my new favorite series!


May (Part. 2)

34% My games
66% Gifts
Event[0]

Event[0]

Gifts
6 of 12 achievements (50%)

Event[0] is a slow paced walking simulator with text-based mechanics that tells a SciFi story through puzzles and witty dialogue. The gist of it is, you’re boarding a seemingly abandoned ship and interact with its AI in order to find out what happened. The outcome of the story depends in part on the relationship you build with the AI, which makes replays really interesting, although I didn’t find myself hugely invested in the story to begin with.
Verdict: Probably not a must play but definitely worth checking out if you like puzzle games and a cool space setting

Fabric

Fabric

Chrono.gg
1 of 14 achievements (7%)

Fabric is a first person puzzle game, definitely influenced by Portal but that still does it’s own thing. It slowly introduces interesting new mechanics which completely change the puzzles. But the puzzles themselves aren’t as tightly designed as one would want them to, there’s ways to cheat your way through a lot the puzzles and I often found myself wondering if I solved it the right way. Ad to that the lack of basically any story whatsoever, and I had to stop playing even though I got about 80% through. It just got boring and repetitive
Verdict: Take a pass on that one

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

/r/RandomActsOfGaming Backlog Assassination Contracts Gifts
10 of 41 achievements (24%)

Dark Souls… I put off playing this game for a while because I heard the series was insanely hard and the few videos I’d seen of it didn’t really inspire me at all. I finally decided to start playing it on a whim and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since! The game’s not actually that hard (I’m just cocky right now because I finally beat Ornstein and Smough after like 15 tries…). Sure the combat it challenging and you die a lot, but the game is built around dying to progress so you just have to accept that as a part of the mechanics of the game. And while it’s hard, the combat is mostly fair (except for mimics, fuck mimics.). The world and level designs are really what blows me away here though, there’s an immensely satisfying feeling that comes with being able to visit far away places after seeing them from another part of the map, or finding shortcuts and elevators looping through areas. And then there’s the euphoria that comes with finally beating a boss (did I mention I killed Ornstein and Smough?). The lore of the world is also really interesting although you’re only fed little tidbits at a time and a lot of it is hidden in levels and item descriptions, which really reward exploration and involved the players in the world, but you’re also bound to miss parts of it, which can leave some questions unanswered.
Verdict: Absolutely amazing. Beautiful, adrenaline pumping and mind blowing. I’m really looking forward to finishing this game (no spoiler please, btw) and the take on the rest of the series


My SteamGifts progress:

50% never played
50% beaten

Overall library status:

17% won't play
30% never played
6% unfinished
41% beaten
7% completed

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That’s all for me today, see you in a couple of weeks ;)

I’ve had my BLAEO account for a while now but this is going to be my first post here. I’ll try to catch up on some of what I’ve played recently


April

50% My games
16% Humble Bundle
17% /r/GiftofGames
17% SteamGifts
ABZU

ABZU - 2.3 hrs


5 of 12 achievements (42%)

ABZU is an absolutely wonderful deep-sea exploration game which takes you on a relaxing, meditative journey (Get it? Because it’s made by the same guys as Journey..!). It’s a visual masterpiece, the wide range of colors made the sea such an interesting place to explore. Granted, the gameplay is minimal but that didn’t bother me in the slightest, it lets you soak in all the wonderfulness
Verdict: Absolutely worth checking out

The Uncertain: Episode 1 - The Last Quiet Day

The Uncertain: Episode 1 - The Last Quiet Day - 2.8 hrs


26 of 32 achievements (81%)

The Uncertain is an interesting but ultimately flawed point-and-click adventure. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where only robots survived until you find out that’s not entirely true, it takes you into the life of a robot mechanic whose life is changed when a spaceship lands on his front porch. The story and world building are very good and the game looks great but where it fails are gameplay and puzzles. The basic walking controls are already kind of wonky but the worst part were the chases scenes, the car is a mess to drive and the camera is all over the place, making it even more frustrating. Luckily there are only a couple of those. The puzzles are pretty much worthless “find item, bring item to the right place” type stuff which seem to be there mostly to bring some actual gameplay to the game.
Verdict: Great if you’re into scifi/post-apocalyptic stories and don’t mind the lack of good gameplay

DOOM

DOOM - 16.7 hrs


19 of 51 achievements (37%)

DOOM is a fast-paced FPS full of blood and gore! I loved everything about this game! The basic gist of it is: kill all the demons. And kill them I did. The story isn’t anything particularly engaging but it’s not really trying to be either. The game really hinges on its gameplay, which is absolutely stellar. It’s fast-paced and precise and every action, from shooting demons’ faces off to cutting them up with a chainsaw, feels and looks incredibly satisfying. And the soundtrack really ties it together, making me tense or hyped up depending on the situation. Oh and it’s also freaking gorgeous looking
Verdict: Best FPS I’ve played in a while

Oxenfree

Oxenfree - 8.2 hrs

Humble Bundle
8 of 13 achievements (62%)

Oxenfree is a supernatural horror adventure with a heavy 80s scifi influence. You play as a teenage girl coming to an island with a few of her friends. Everything is all fun and games until shit goes and down you’re all separated by a supernatural occurrence. Your goal is to find your friends and gtfo the island. IS. LEAVE. POSSIBLE. The game is gorgeously hand drawn as well as masterfully written (the whole thing pretty much hinges on it’s dialogue)
This was my second playthrough of the game and I have to say, I might have enjoyed it even more then the first time around (which is saying something considering it was in my top games from last year). I discovered a bunch of new story threads and unlocked a different ending (somewhat better, somewhat worse). I’m really looking forward to my inevitable third playthrough
For more of my thoughts on Oxenfree, here’s a review I wrote on reddit
Verdict: Get it, it might surprise you

Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares - 3.3 hrs

/r/GiftofGames Gifts
7 of 13 achievements (54%)

Little Nightmares is an atmospheric puzzle platformer (in the same vein as LIMBO and INSIDE) with a really unique quirky horror aesthetic. As with other games in the genre, the story is kind of abstract and really hard to explain coherently (at least for me) but basically, you play as a little girl trying to escape a place filled with giant humanoid monsters. The game relies heavily on it’s atmosphere and excels at it, reminding me at times of Alice: Madness Returns as well as Spirited Away, it really captures the whimsical horror it promises. The puzzles aren’t particularly hard but engaging enough not to feel tacked on. My only gripe with the game is that the camera angles, which are deliberate to give it a certain atmosphere, make the platforming really hard. The game is what I think is called 2.5D (ie. the camera is always fixed like in a 2D scroller but you can move around freely in space) but angle of the camera makes it so you don’t really see whether you’re going to land on, in front or behind an object, which made me die a lot more than I’d like to admit.
Verdict: Definitely worth checking out if you like game like LIMBO and INSIDE

Epistory - Typing Chronicles

Epistory - Typing Chronicles - 4.8 hrs

Gifts Won on SteamGifts
33 of 55 achievements (60%)

Epistory is a typing RPG, which might sound lame but is actually amazing. Let’s get the typing out of the way: it’s not a game to learn how type, it’s a game that uses typing as a innovative gameplay element. Basically, you only attacks are random words appearing over your enemies’ heads. Basic enemies have one small word hanging over their heads while tougher one can have multiple long ones. An interesting thing it does is that the difficulty adapts to your typing speed, if you’re a really fast typer you could get words like Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis for example, which looks like quite the challenge! But interesting isn’t the only thing this game has going for itself! The story might seems somewhat ridiculous to begin with but it is really heartfelt and takes on a whole lot of meaning at the end. My favorite part of the game though, was the design. The whole game word is made to look like it’s built out of origami paper and seeing parts of the world literally unfold before your eyes was one of the most satisfying design choices I’ve ever seen in a game. And it’s especially fitting for a game about typing!
Verdict: Don’t write it off because of the typing, I highly recommend this one


May (so far)

16% My games
17% Humble Bundle
17% /r/GiftofGames
50% SteamGifts
Between Me and The Night

Between Me and The Night - 3.4 hrs

Gifts Won on SteamGifts
13 of 18 achievements (72%)

Between Me and The Night is a point-and-click adventure game about depression. It has a decent story and a great aesthetic but the gameplay makes in unnecessarily frustrating. The controls, which shouldn’t be too complicated in a 2D walking simulator, are kind of a pain. There’s a lots of walking back and forth between the same rooms. Some of the puzzles are either badly designed or just not clear enough. I just kinda forced myself through it
Verdict: The story seems genuine but the gameplay ruins the experience. I can’t really recommend it

Puzzle Agent

Puzzle Agent - 3.4 hrs

Gifts
no achievements
Puzzle Agent 2

Puzzle Agent 2 - 3.5 hrs

Gifts Won on SteamGifts
50 of 52 achievements (96%)

Puzzle Agent 1 & 2 are two point-and-click puzzle games. I’m counting the first Puzzle Agent as a SteamGifts win because the incredibly generous user I won Puzzle Agent 2 from gave me a copy of the first one when they saw that I didn’t have it yet. Both games are heavily influenced by Twin Peaks and Fargo and the Telltale writers really managed to capture both atmosphere wonderfully. The stories are absolutely non-sensical (as they should be) and the writing is absolutely hilarious. The puzzles range from really easy to extremely challenging but stay interesting throughout.
Verdict: Great for puzzle enthusiasts!

Lumino City

Lumino City - 4.1 hrs

Humble Bundle
no achievements

Lumino City is a point-and-click adventure game set in a fully hand-crafted world (as in they actually built the set, filmed it and turned it into a game). I originally wrote this game off but chose to play it on a whim. I definitely don’t regret it. The hand crafted background give it a really unique feel and give it a kind of stop-motion aesthetic. The story itself is pretty engaging, your grandfather got kidnapped and you’re traveling through this huge vertical city to find him but the world itself is the biggest draw here. Each new location introduces interesting characters as well as intricate new puzzles, some of which will most definitely challenge your brain cells.
Verdict: Another great one for puzzle lovers, but I encourage you to check it out even if you’re not really a puzzle person

Whispering Willows

Whispering Willows - 2.6 hrs


15 of 20 achievements (75%)

Whispering Willows is a supernatural horror adventure game in which you play as a teenage girl of Native American descent trying to find her father in an abandoned mansion. And the Native American part isn’t just tacked on for diversity, it plays an actual part in the story: your character can harness her shamanic powers and make her spirit leave her body. All in all, the story’s kind of cliché but it works. What really struck me about it at first was the design. It’s a really great looking comic book-esque art style (although, no offense to the artist but the cutscenes look terrible). There are puzzle elements as well but most of it is pretty straight forward
Verdict: I found it pretty average

Metrico+

Metrico+ - 3.7 hrs

/r/GiftofGames Gifts
2 of 18 achievements (11%)

Metrico+ is a (yet another) puzzle game set in a world of infographics. There’s so much I loved about this game, it nails everything it sets out to do. First of all: the aesthetic. Infographics are supposed to be clear and concise yet aesthetically pleasing. This is pretty much what Metrico+’s art style achieves, it’s minimalist yet gets the point across and holy shit does it look good. Second: the gameplay. Being about infographics, all of the puzzles rely on input vs. output. As a computer science student, this feels incredibly clever: the game uses basic variables like your character’s horizontal or vertical position on the level, the number of jumps, the number of deaths… and incorporates them into the puzzles. You’re also progressively given a certain set of powers to keep the puzzles fresh and push their difficulty. Last but not least: the puzzles. Ingenious programming aside, the puzzles are actually pretty challenging. I actually got stuck on a couple and had to come back later with a fresh view on things.
Verdict: if you’re not sick of my puzzle recs yet, do check this one out


My SteamGifts progress:

50% never played
50% beaten

Overall library status:

16% won't play
30% never played
5% unfinished
42% beaten
7% completed

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And that’s all for now! I’ll try to be more active from now on :)