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Hi Everyone,

I have been doing a small bit of slaying of my backlog over the past while. I was in Covid isolation this past couple of weeks, so got a bit of gaming in then too. I was only feeling sick for 2-3 days. The rest of it was just cold symptoms. It finally got me after I managed to not get it over the past two years. I was playing games, or watching Netflix so much that in the end I didn’t really know what to do with myself. Haha!

Overall though, I am doing so much better since my last post. :D

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
I really enjoyed this game. The humour is great too. It’s basically a turn-based RPG with cards. It’s definitely strategy based rather than RNG since you can only have a limited number of cards in each characters deck. You must choose wisely. A little bit of trial and error, but once you get going, it’s not too difficult.

I’ve played Steamworld Dig as well, (different kind of game completely) but didn’t find it anywhere near as funny as this one.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

20.4 hours, 33 of 44 achievements


Shadow Hand
It’s an interesting Solitaire game. Something along the lines of Faerie Solitaire, except that it has a better story, and there are battle sequences where you face off against different NPCs taking turns to remove cards from the board. You get combos so that you can use your weapons against them. I missed out on one achievement by not playing the game on expert mode from the beginning. I’m half way through playing through the levels again just to 100% it. lol.

Shadowhand

32.5 hours, 18 of 19 achievements


Letter Quest (old version)
I’ve played the remastered version before. This is basically the same game with minor differences. I just enjoyed getting all the achievements again, I guess.

Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey

11.5 hours, 52 of 52 achievements


Black Book
This wouldn’t really be my kind of thing story wise. I’m not really into all that dark devil stuff. It doesn’t rise my mood. But, I do enjoy card based games, so had some fun with it. Don’t think I’ll pick it up again though. It’s a bit too dark for my tastes.

Black Book

21.2 hours, 36 of 50 achievements


Aeon’s End

Aeon's End

5.4 hours, 3 of 33 achievements


Pixplode
This was okay. It’s a puzzle game. Now, I completed all of the puzzles blind, but it seems that they don’t behave the exact same way each time, which is a flaw in the game’s design. I did go back through a second time with a guide so that I could get all the stars for the achievements.

Pixplode

1.5 hours, 63 of 63 achievements


Adventure Mosaics: Small Islanders
Nonogram game. There’s a lot of puzzles so might take a little while to get through the rest of them.

Adventure mosaics. Small Islanders

19.3 hours, no achievements


Mystic Vale

Mystic Vale

7.4 hours, 19 of 39 achievements


Monster Sanctuary
This game was so fun. They are releasing a free DLC at the end of the month, so I’m looking forward to that. It’s a creature collector game with just the right level of difficulty to be fun and not rage inducing. The end boss was really hard though. However, after losing a few times, you do realise that you need a specific strategy in order to beat him. You don’t need special monsters, just choose the ones with the right abilities. No spoilers haha. I like to play games completely blind myself, unless i am doing a second run to get achievements for collectable items or something.

Monster Sanctuary

55.1 hours, 27 of 41 achievements


She Remembered Caterpillars
This is a very clever and unique little puzzle game. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys puzzles.

She Remembered Caterpillars

7.8 hours, 12 of 13 achievements


Evan’s Remains
It was alright. The puzzles were fairly easy though. The story was annoying at first, (like it was written by an angsty teenager) then it got a little interesting to the point where I wanted to see how it ended. Oh boy. The ending didn’t make any friggen sense to the rest of the story. Devs thought they were being clever, I guess. After completing the game, I find out that you could basically have skipped through everything and still got all of the achievements. Like… what’s the point in that. Kinda cheapens the game in a way.

Evan's Remains

4.2 hours, 17 of 17 achievements


Path of Giants
Minimalist puzzle game. You have to move through levels by using your little characters as steps. It’s very cute and well done.

Path of Giants

7.2 hours, 17 of 17 achievements


Iris and the Giant
Interesting card game, with a weird story.

Iris and the giant

16.5 hours, 8 of 16 achievements


Framed Collection
You are just swapping tiles to tell a story. There are two games here. Framed and Framed 2. Hilariously, in the first game, towards the end, they actually reuse several scenes. Okay, the solutions are different, but that was pure lazyness on the dev’s part. “Needs more content? Let’s just reuse some stuff.” For a while, I thought the game had gone back to the beginning, or something. The second game has no repeated scenes. Apart from that, it was an enjoyable little puzzle game. Okay to pass a few hours.

FRAMED Collection

5.1 hours, 18 of 18 achievements


Lara Croft Go
Another very good puzzle game.

Lara Croft GO

10.7 hours, 17 of 17 achievements


Evoland Legendary Edition
This is a really great game, if only I could finish it. I went back to finish playing the second game. I got as far as the Shadow Kuro fight. Now I know HOW to beat it, I just can’t. Every time I’m doing well, the game lags a bit, I fall down, and I get mauled. That fight really isn’t fun. lol. Think I’ll be abandoning it.

Evoland Legendary Edition

36.0 hours, 39 of 65 achievements


Hi everyone,

Since I last posted, I’ve been through quite a lot. Back in September, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had the surgery about a week later to remove the lump. I was told that it was a stage 0 DCIS. However, the pathology revealed that the cancer was indeed invasive (stage 1) so I had to go back for more surgery a few weeks ago to remove some lymph nodes for biopsy. Thankfully, the results of the biopsy were negative. After Christmas, I will have radiation therapy. It’s been an absolute roller coaster of emotional crap, but when I have the radiation therapy over with, I’ll at least get to relax a lot more.

Here are some of the games I’ve played over the past while. The pattern is… card games. I’ve haven’t been playing anything too difficult or frustrating as I just wanted to chill out, but some of them require a lot of hours to complete. =)


Solitairica
I absolutely love this game. At first glance, it looks like “just another solitaire game” but it really isn’t. It’s a rogue-like card game with RPG elements, along the same vein as something like Slay the Spire. It’s also deceptively difficult. RNG might play a role in the difficulty level, but heck if I don’t keep coming back for more punishment as I try to beat all classes. I’m about 50 hours in with 6 achievements left to get. I don’t want to grow to hate the game, so just playing it every once and a while now and will hopefully grab the last 6 along the way. (Oh, and it’s in Tier One of a current Humble Bundle if any other rogue-like card game fans wants to give it a bash)

Solitairica

52.4 hours, 21 of 27 achievements


Ascension
I’ve been enjoying this game a lot. I don’t have anyone to play board/card games with, so buying them on Steam is like the next best thing. Got it during their Tabletop sale and I’m so glad I did. You get all of the expansions included except for the most recent two that are available as DLC. The bot is actually fun to play against on the harder setting. It provides some level of challenge at least.

Ascension

64.8 hours, 58 of 81 achievements


Reigns: Her Majesty
(won on Steamgifts)
This game is super weird, but it’s kinda fun haha. You have to get all of the endings to get all of the achievements. It’s a simple concept, but getting them all is hard. I don’t follow guides because where’s the fun in that. =)

Reigns: Her Majesty

3.9 hours, 2 of 13 achievements



Some regular old solitaire games. I just play them to de-stress more than anything:


Snow White Solitaire. Charmed Kingdom

Snow White Solitaire. Charmed Kingdom

12.8 hours, 14 of 14 achievements


Snow White Solitaire. Legacy of Dwarves

Snow White Solitaire. Legacy of Dwarves

17.8 hours, 14 of 14 achievements


Solitaire. Dragon Light

Solitaire. Dragon Light

8.3 hours, 14 of 14 achievements


Solitaire Call of Honor
This game is a bit of a bugfest. Twice at different points, the game froze and wouldn’t let me click on anything, so I had to force quit out. The game didn’t crash, it was still running. Also, there was a weird bug on one level where the top card was actually under the second card of the pile. Had to buy and use a joker on that stack just to get past that level. The other few games here didn’t have any bugs like this and they are from the same dev. Avoid this one.

Solitaire Call of Honor

12.3 hours, 12 of 12 achievements


Nonogram games all by same dev, so they all follow the exact same basic design, but the puzzles are all different.

Riddles of the Owls Kingdom
As a nonogram game, it’s fun and it has an interesting mechanic where each colour is on a different layer. You have to switch between colours to solve the overall puzzle. I like that about it, it’s different. It’s a bit of a grind though. I bought their second game in this series and very much enjoyed it, but this free version has ridiculous micro transactions, so you are expected to pay, or grind puzzles you’ve already played over and over to access the next “world.” Nope, not doing either. I uninstalled and will play it again when I forget the solution. Magic wings below was basically the exact same game with different puzzles and no micro-transactions.

Riddles of the Owls Kingdom

34.5 hours, 10 of 15 achievements


Riddles of the Owls’ Kingdom. Magic Wings
I completed all conditions for the achievements, they didn’t “pop” on OSX.

Riddles of the Owls' Kingdom. Magic Wings

52.9 hours, 0 of 15 achievements


Adventure mosaics. Forest spirits

Adventure mosaics. Forest spirits

77.6 hours, no achievements


Adventure mosaics. Small Islanders

Adventure mosaics. Small Islanders

7.8 hours, no achievements


I have made a conscious effort over the past month or so to play some more of my SG wins. =)



Adam Wolfe
(won on SG)
This is honestly the best HOG I have ever played. While it is a HOG in the traditional sense, it is so much more. I often find point and click type games boring, where there’s nothing to do except find items and use them in sometimes crazy ways that don’t make any sense. This game was so immersive. I loved every minute of it. It had a few shootout scenes as well where you had to shoot the bad guy. Haha!

Adam Wolfe

10.3 hours, 27 of 27 achievements


Twickles
(won on SG)
This is a cool little puzzle game where you have to get a ball from one point of a maze to the other in a certain number of moves. All of the puzzles are of easy to moderate difficulty. It only gets hard where you are trying to get the trophies and finish each puzzle in as few moves as possible.

Twickles

7.1 hours, 9 of 9 achievements


Dracula’s Legacy
(won on SG)
This game is fun. However it does have a major game breaking bug that only affects some players. I found out via the game’s forums when it was too late Haha. If you are going to play it, do so in one sitting. If you exit and try to open the game later, you might not be able to restart it. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, didn’t work. I had to uninstall, then manually remove any trace of the game from my computer, then reinstall. It worked then, but no one wants to have to go through that rigmarole lol. (BTW, when I finished the game, I checked if the bug returned. It had. lol)

Dracula's Legacy

4.3 hours, 16 of 16 achievements


Frankenstein: Master of Death
(won on SG)
It’s a pretty easy HOG game. I accidentally clicked at the train station missing one of the cut scenes, so didn’t get the last achievement. Oh well. lol.

Frankenstein: Master of Death

3.7 hours, 19 of 20 achievements


Gunspell
(won on SG)
It’s not a great game to be honest, but I do like the mindlessness of match 3 puzzles when I have nothing else to do haha. The story is rather crap, but the puzzles are fun. It’s an obvious mobile port with some issues left over from it’s original pay to win model. (such as running out of stamina and having to play a daft and pointless click-the-colours minigame)

Gunspell: Steam Edition

21.7 hours, no achievements


Egyptian Senet
(won on SG)
There’s not a whole lot to this one. It’s a simple and fun little board game. I played a few games of it against the AI. Reminds me of backgammon in some ways. Would be interesting to play with a friend I think.

Egyptian Senet

1.5 hours, no achievements


Hex
(won on SG)
I had started this one last time I posted. Finished it.

Hex

4.2 hours, 12 of 12 achievements


Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride
I really like this series. It’s got a fairytale atmosphere it. Unfortunately, it requires a second play through choosing mahjong instead of the Hidden Object puzzles. I like to wait and play it at a later time when the rest of the puzzles feel new again.

Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride

11.2 hours, 21 of 24 achievements


Grim Legends 3

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City

7.8 hours, 33 of 36 achievements


Wordle
This was a ridiculously easy word game. Haha! I expected a little more of a challenge from it.

Wordle

3.1 hours, no achievements


My Brother Rabbit
Finished the rest of the achievements

My Brother Rabbit

6.8 hours, 30 of 30 achievements


Breaking tradition :P

Forgotten Places: Regained Castle

(won on SG)

When I checked the reviews for this game, I thought it might be extremely boring, but I said I’d give it a shot anyway. There is no voice acting, everything is text based, which is a little weird since I am used to Artifex Mundi stuff. But, the story itself is interesting enough. The hidden object scenes are a little weird though. I found when clicking on one item on the list, I’d accidentally find two more in the same spot. Haha! There are a few other puzzles in the game that I very much enjoyed because they were a little different, and a little harder than what we usually see in this kind of game. Overall, I enjoyed it. 



Forgotten Places: Regained Castle

6.4 hours, 35 of 35 achievements


My Brother Rabbit
Oh, my gosh! This game is so stinkin’ adorable. Again, this game has no voice acting, but it gives you clues in the form of thought bubbles. It reminds me somewhat of Machinarium in that respect. (oh, if you haven’t played Machinarium, you should. It’s excellent.) I would love to see Artifex Mundi make a few more games in this style rather than their usual format that gets a little stale after you’ve played a few in a row.



My Brother Rabbit

5.3 hours, 28 of 30 achievements


Girls Like Robots
(won on SG)

Hilarious puzzle game. Girls like robots, robots like girls, girls hate nerds, but nerds like girls, nerds like robots, but robots are indifferent to nerds. Something like that. You have to place different characters on a grid. You score based on how much they love or hate each other. You have to beat a minimum score to pass to the next level. It’s heaps of fun for a few hours. The last achievement is a bit of a bore though, so I might not bother. You have to get to level 50 in an “endless drop” bonus level that just goes on and on, and you don’t have much control over what happens there. 



Girls Like Robots

8.5 hours, 8 of 9 achievements


Awe
(won on SG)

Kinda boring to be honest. It’s alright, but you’re basically just doing the same thing over and over, trying to get sequences of colours to gain awe (currency) and buy items to place on your planet. My only reason to keep playing now would be to cross off most of the achievements. It’s not a God game as is claimed. It’s more of a simple puzzle game. It’s not very intuitive and might be more suitable for kids. 


Awe

2.1 hours, 9 of 18 achievements


Hex
(won on SG)

This is a really nice puzzle game. Each stage add something new and contains a number of levels. I have one major nitpick about this game though. The later levels in each stage become a lot more complex and could benefit from having an undo button. There is nothing more frustrating than almost solving a puzzle only to make one dumb move near the end. Having said that, I still recommend it. There are hours of fun in this one if you enjoy challenging puzzles. 


Hex

3 hours, 7 of 12 achievements


Looks like a 6 month update tradition for me. I must try to do better lol. Here are some of the games I’ve been playing in that time

Earthlock
This is a fun little JRPG style game. I bought it a long time ago on sale and didn’t play til now. I am always happy when I come across a JRPG that is playable on mac. It has an average story, nothing terrible, nothing amazing either. I suppose the most annoying thing about this game is that you are capped at level 20. This makes later battles tedious because you’re not earning XP. They definitely should have paced that better because otherwise, this is a nice little game.

I got sidetracked and kinda stopped playing games for a while in the middle of this. I’ll finish it before uninstalling though haha.

EARTHLOCK

34.0 hours, 15 of 34 achievements


Evergarden
It’s a nice, cute little puzzle game. It’s alright for a few hours, but it does become incredibly boring and repetitive. I honestly couldn’t be bothered going for all or most of the achievements. It’s one to play every once in a while to meet the puzzle game itch.

Evergarden

8.5 hours, 12 of 21 achievements


LoTR CCG
I had a lot of fun with this one. It reminds me a lot of the single player campaigns from Hearthstone, or at least the ones from a few years ago when I used to play.

The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition

20.2 hours, 18 of 73 achievements


Globesweeper
3D Minesweeper. It’s a lot of fun, but… I can tell you, the triangle mode is evil, truly evil.

Globesweeper

26.3 hours, 4 of 16 achievements


Patchwork
This one is fun and seems to translate well to digital form. Unfortunately, not many people seem to play it online, so I couldn’t play for any of the achievements. I played single-player against the bot only.

Patchwork

10.7 hours, 0 of 10 achievements


Faeria
Another CCG. It’s fun, but it’s not something that has not captivated me for long periods of time. I tend to play a couple of boards every so often when I feel like it, but then I go and play something else.

Faeria

17.9 hours, 9 of 59 achievements


Slay the Spire
I FINALLY beat the heart (+ levels) with all 4 characters. This game punishes me over and over, but I love it!

Slay the Spire

294.3 hours, 33 of 46 achievements


Ticket To Ride
It’s okay. Fun to play for a couple of hours here and there. I’ve never played the physical board game, so it was new to me.

Ticket to Ride

11.6 hours, 7 of 83 achievements


Dreamgate
I bought this one heavily discounted on Steam. From what I gather from the reviews, some of the characters require some balancing and the dev hasn’t provided any updates in a while. BUT, I played through the Warrior until I beat him a couple times. That character is very well balanced and so much fun. It’s just as difficult as Slay the Spire and just as much fun. I hope they do come back and update it. I would love to see this game do well.

Dreamgate

36.6 hours, 6 of 9 achievements


Demon Hunter 3

Demon Hunter 3: Revelation

4.1 hours, 23 of 24 achievements


Demon Hunter 4

Demon Hunter 4: Riddles of Light

9.2 hours, 21 of 22 achievements


Demon Hunter 5

Demon Hunter 5: Ascendance

4.3 hours, 24 of 24 achievements


Eventide: Slavic Fable

Eventide: Slavic Fable

8.9 hours, 25 of 25 achievements


Eventide 2

Eventide 2: The Sorcerers Mirror

4.6 hours, 30 of 30 achievements


Eventide 3

Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends

4.0 hours, 28 of 28 achievements


Evoland: Legendary Edition
I am currently playing Evoland. Have played through the first game and started the second. The first was very short though, but it was an interesting journey through the different styles of video games with a nice little story attached.

Evoland Legendary Edition

11.9 hours, 25 of 65 achievements


For The King
Won’t run properly on my machine, so have to add this one to the “won’t play” pile for now. It’s a shame because someone actually gave me this game some time ago, so I felt kinda bad about that.

For The King

5.1 hours, 0 of 78 achievements


Next, I will be targeting a few of my unplayed SG wins. :D

I think my leaving several months between posts may have become a bit of an unintentional trend for me.

I’d say, much of my game time has been taken up playing Slay the Spire, and Minion Masters over the past couple of months or so. But I did find the time to play some shorter games in between.


Spring Falls
This game is simply beautiful. You have to make the flowers bloom by directing the water to them. It’s a very simple concept, but some of the later puzzles can be moderately challenging. Playing this game made me happy. =)

Spring Falls

3.5 hours, 12 of 12 achievements


Minion Masters
It’s a free to play deckbuilding/ card-battler game, and the nice thing about it is that nothing is hidden behind a paywall. Yes, there are in app purchases, but everything is attainable just through playing the game. The community (and Twitch community is very welcoming to new players.) I’ve had a good bit of fun with it and I do plan to play it more on and off, but it’s not something I want to play non-stop like some people do lol. I stopped playing for now because I’m currently in a RISK tournament (non Steam) and I really only have time for one multiplayer community based game in my life at a time. XD

Minion Masters

164.9 hours, 34 of 38 achievements


Lux Delux
It’s alright. I tried it out, but to be honest, as someone who’s played a version of Risk for years (conquer club, which is better than the Hasbro version with a larger playerbase), I didn’t find it particularly engaging and some of the achievements seem near unobtainable. I might play some more when I am bored though. XD.

Lux Delux

9.7 hours, 5 of 27 achievements


Packed Train
Puzzle game where you have to pack different shaped blocks into a space while matching 3 or more to make them disappear. It’s very simple, but fun.

Packed Train

7.2 hours, 13 of 16 achievements


Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions
Just like the first game, I absolutely adored this one. Getting the final achievements requires you to play the game again on hard mode, so I plan to do that later. It’s made up of stunningly beautiful stained glass jigsaw puzzles. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing puzzle game. =)

Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions

15.3 hours, 35 of 40 achievements


Slay the Spire
I’ve played a lot more hours since I last posted about first playing this. I have beaten the game with all four characters and so am now focusing on beating the extra level “final act” with all 4 to get those achievements. Two down, and two to go. This is probably my favourite game at the moment.

Slay the Spire

255.5 hours, 28 of 46 achievements


Faerie Solitaire Harvest
I won the first game on SG, loved it, so bought this one myself. I have beaten the game since my last post, and now playing through again (NG+1) for the purpose of getting the achievements. You have to play through the game three times in total up to NG+2 in order to get all of them.

Faerie Solitaire Harvest

67.9 hours, 37 of 44 achievements


Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World’s End
(Won on SG.)
Not one of the better Artifex Mundi games. The puzzles are fine if you play the game without expecting too much by way of a storyline, and the artwork is beautiful. The story leaves much to be desired as it was pretty lazy writing. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense, to be honest. And it was devoid of anything Tibetan. They could have done some research into Tibetan history and mythology, but instead they just guessed their way through it throwing stuff in that seemed Asian. Haha! It does have mixed reviews for a reason. =)

Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World's End

5.3 hours, 18 of 18 achievements


Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
(Won on SG.)
In contrast to the above, this is probably one of Artifex’s better titles. I loved playing it. The story was well written for a HOG and the puzzles were fun. In case you are wondering, Glass and Ink are the surnames of the two main characters, and it’s set in a Steampunk universe.

Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink

4.0 hours, 17 of 19 achievements


A few more alright HOG games I’ve played through this month:

Demon Hunter: Chronicles from Beyond

Demon Hunter: Chronicles from Beyond

3.3 hours, 23 of 28 achievements


Demon Hunter 2: New Chapter
(Won on SG)

Demon Hunter 2: New Chapter

3.8 hours, 15 of 15 achievements


1 Moment Of Time: Silentville
(Won on SG)

1 Moment Of Time: Silentville

3.6 hours, 37 of 43 achievements


It’s been a while since I updated here. These are some of the games I’ve played/beaten over the past few months. As you can see, a few of them took up quite a bit of time. I’ve had a lot going on with real life since I was last here, so there was a time that I wasn’t playing any games at all. But, thankfully, everything is as good as it can be at the moment. =)

I hope everyone here has been keeping well throughout all of this lockdown madness. Stay safe out there. <3

Hexcells
It’s a fun little mindsweeper-like puzzle game with a twist. Each “world” has a different twist on the puzzle. I very much enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone who enjoys short puzzle games. I would have gotten all of the achievements for this game, but for some reason, they will not activate on my mac. (Some got it to work according to the game’s discussion forum, I didn’t.) I took a screenshot on Steam instead.

Hexcells

5.7 hours, 0 of 6 achievements


Mahjong Huntress
There isn’t a whole lot to see about this one, except that it’s Mahjong. I like playing games like this in between bigger things. The story is a wee bit nonsensical, but the puzzles are fun. The game is somewhat buggy at times though, but still managed to complete it.

The Mahjong Huntress

62.8 hours, 16 of 16 achievements


Faerie Solitaire Remastered
Won on Steamgifts with original game. I completed the original game a long time ago. They had since released the mac version of “remastered” so I finally got to play it. Nonsensical story, but I love solitaire games. They’re so relaxing. :D

Faerie Solitaire Remastered

44.9 hours, 30 of 30 achievements


Lines X
This game made me angry because it’s not really a game, imho. It was way too easy and the achievements are spam. There should be only one solution for each puzzzle, but there are several. If anyone is thinking of buying this game for their children, don’t. Some of the achievements have extremely rude words on them, which there was no need for. I completed it for completion sake, but if I had known that this was a fake achievement spam game, I wouldn’t have bought it. The only thing it has going for it is that it looks nice, but they probably use some online assets.

Lines X

1.4 hours, 590 of 590 achievements


Dots Extreme
Dots Extreme has the same premise as Lines X, but it’s an excellent game. Each puzzle has one solution. The game isn’t as pretty as Lines X, but it functions the way it should, with no spammy achievements. I recommend this one if you’re looking for a real game in this genre.

Dots eXtreme

5.7 hours, 3 of 9 achievements


Delete
Another little puzzle game, which is basically Minesweeper in 3D. I loved it.

Delete

7.4 hours, 8 of 8 achievements


Faerie Solitaire Harvest

Faerie Solitaire Harvest

38.3 hours, 29 of 44 achievements


Sudoku Universe
Just a plain Sudoku game for wasting time. XD

Sudoku Universe

36.2 hours, 75 of 76 achievements


Monster Loves You
I won this one on Steamgifts. It’s fun for the first couple of play-throughs, BUT… It requires you to play it over and over with different endings to get all of the achievements. I got bored after a while. Maybe I’ll return to it at some point when it feels like playing a fresh game again. I do like to get most of the achievements if I can. ^^

Monster Loves You!

3.2 hours, 5 of 14 achievements


Battle Chasers: Nightwar
I LOVED this game. It is a turn-based JRPG and Dungeon Crawler. It reminds me very much of a cross between something like Final Fantasy X and Torchlight. Sure, it’s a wee bit grindy like most JRPG type games, but once you progress above the level of the monsters in an area, you can run on past without fighting any of them. You can choose to fight them if you require items for making potions. The art styles used in this game are beautiful as well. Now I have the option to play a new+ game with a higher level of difficulty. I may do that next time around. I have a couple of similar games to play first. I will say one thing though… the final boss is a tough cookie to beat. lol.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

69.6 hours, 35 of 48 achievements


FoxyLand
Won this on Steamgifts, and what can I say. #Holybugsbatman. I’ve shelved it for now. Will try to come back to it at a later time. lol.

FoxyLand

0.3 hours, 5 of 27 achievements


I tried to run Cities: Skylines the other day, but meh. I will need a more powerful machine to run that. It’s extremely resource heavy. That one will have to stay on my backlog for now.

Hi Everyone, I’ve not posted in a while. Things have been going a little better for me. Still have some pain, but definitely improved some since I last posted. While I’ve been watching Netflix more often than I’ve been gaming… Oops, I’ve still managed to get some games in.

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I won Red’s Kingdom on SteamGifts. It’s incredibly cute, but also fun for what it is. Originally a mobile game, it’s been ported successfully, sans bugs, for PC/Mac. You are a little squirrel named Red. The mad king has stolen all of your winter nut store and your poor old father (Sweet Old Pa). Since it’s a puzzle game, (depite looking closer to Zelda or Cat Quest) it is played entirely with the arrow keys and spacebar. Every room/section you enter is a puzzle.

The goal of the game is to get your father back, and your nuts. Some pretty funny innuendo in there at random times, and whether it’s intentional or not, one can only guess. 

It’s not the most difficult game. The puzzles are still challenging enough to keep you entertained for a little while. Played it completely guide free, so didn’t come across anything that didn’t require simple logic to get past. Nice one to play if you’re just looking for something casual.



Weirdly, there is an “ending” 3/4 of the way through the game and you get the game completion achievement. It’s not actually done at that point. You still have to find the golden nuts to complete the game, so there is a sort of second ending.

Red's Kingdom

14.1 hours, 15 of 21 achievements


I bought Tricky Towers one when it came out in a Humble bundle recently as it’s been on my Wishlist for ages. I’ve always loved Tetris, and this one combines Tetris with physics in an interesting mash-up. I have a lot of hours and very little of the achievements, but that’s because I was playing the “endless” modes where you try to beat your high score. I will eventually play all of the levels and get the achievements, but plenty of time to get them since it’s basically a never-ending game. =)

Tricky Towers

40.8 hours, 4 of 29 achievements


I’ve had Slay the Spire in my library for quite a while, and never played it. I bought it for myself during last year’s Christmas sales, but with everything I went through this past year, I just didn’t get around to it. Now, it’s become my current addiction. lol. I’m really enjoying this game. I’ve beaten it with all three characters, but now there are the Ascension levels to try. I love Hearthstone, although, I’ve never been one to spend a whole slew of money on that game, so was just plodding along buying whatever cards I could with collected gold. Slay the Spire is a happy alternative as it has no crappy microtransactions, and it’s a rogue-lite, so the game is a little different every time. =)

Slay the Spire

65.3 hours, 21 of 44 achievements


Tumblestone is a silly little game where the developers think they are way funnier than they are. They’re really not that funny. XD. However, I really do like the mechanics in this game. It’s a twist on the match three genre, where after every so many levels, they add in an extra quirk to make things more difficult. You have to think ahead in order to clear the level so that you can move forward. I’ve been enjoying it as something to play on and off when I am bored. It reminds me a little of the mobile game “Pet Rescue Saga.”

Tumblestone

23.9 hours, 13 of 28 achievements


Hollow Knight is a really nice game, but frustratingly difficult at times. Of all the metroidvanias I’ve played, it’s been the most difficult. I took a break from it and started playing something else, then kinda lost where I was or what I was doing haha! I’ll try and start it up again soon and see about finishing the thing. XD

Hollow Knight

16.1 hours, 3 of 63 achievements


I won Upside Down on SteamGifts. Haven’t finished it yet. It has an interesting mechanic where you can switch between playing upright, or upside down to pass through obstacles. It’s a good little game. I do plan on finishing it at some point soon.

Upside Down

1.4 hours, 35 of 78 achievements


LUXOR: 5th Passage is also a SteamGifts win. It’s just a run of the mill marble shooting game where you match colours. I like playing those kinds of games to relax for half an hour at a time. =) Would have been nice if it had achievements, but I guess it’s pretty old.

LUXOR: 5th Passage

6.2 hours, no achievements


Faces of Illusion: The Twin Phantoms is yet another medicore Hidden Object game.

Faces of Illusion: The Twin Phantoms

6.1 hours, 9 of 13 achievements


It’s been a while. I went through my back surgery in March. All went well initially, then I suffered a CSF leak that had me messed up for another month. I couldn’t even sit up without vomiting or crying in pain because the headache associated with it was that bad. After the headache subsided, a large lump formed on my back at the site of the surgery further impeding my healing. This was a psuedomeningocele filled with CSF fluid. That has only gone away in June, so now I am truly on the road to recovery. While I was playing games a little when I wasn’t feeling too bad, I generally just let my backlog grow even more. Gonna try and pick up where I left off and actually play some of my games. lol.

So since last time I’ve been playing…

Won on Steamgifts. I am probably never going to get the achievements for this since they don’t register for MacOSX users, but I have most definitely played it. Another problem with the mac version is the leaderboard. It doesn’t work, so you can’t keep track of high scores to beat. I like the game, it’s nice, but the lack of leaderboard kinda takes away my enthusiasm to play endless hours.

Snowball!

1.6 hours, 0 of 9 achievements


A nice little Hidden Object game. The story was actually pretty decent, the art was lovely and the voice actors were pretty good too. One thing I’d say though is that the puzzles are quite easy. Completed the game in 4 hours.

Kingmaker: Rise to the Throne

4.1 hours, 18 of 18 achievements


More HO games.

Mythic Wonders: The Philosopher's Stone

7.4 hours, 24 of 24 achievements


Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom

3.8 hours, 13 of 13 achievements


As for Crimson Lilly, I’d say it is one of the worst Artifex Mundi games in terms of story. It was so friggen confusing and dopey, I don’t even. But… I finished it regardless.

Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily

8.6 hours, 24 of 24 achievements


I won this game in a Steamgifts giveaway a few months back and I’ve only gotten around to playing it now. I’ve always liked good solitaire card games anyway. They are relaxing. This one is a nice take on the classic game. I didn’t really care too much for the story to be honest. It felt a little irrelevant/disconnected from the game itself. In order for me to care about the story, it would need to be integrated into the gameplay somehow. However, I suppose kids would love that side of it since it adds a cutesy element. Anyway, I’m looking forward to the upcoming Mac option for the Remastered version, so I can play that too. (Them two last achievements though…. >.>)

Faerie Solitaire

28.1 hours, 28 of 30 achievements


I loved the first Glass Masquerade. I had to buy the second one. They are just so beautiful. Sure, it’s just a jigsaw game, but it’s simply gorgeous, relaxing soundtrack. Everything you could want from a game that you can relax on the couch with a cup of coffee and play at your leisure.

Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions

9.3 hours, 33 of 38 achievements


I have been playing a LOT of Armello. Over 100 hours worth. My friend gifted me this game because he wanted more people to play it with. And figured I’d like it because according to him, I gravitate toward cute things. (I think that may be true lol). I sorta got hooked on the game. XD I haven’t really been aiming to get all the achievements, but might do that soon. Game is a little CPU intensive for a board game though, that’s my only gripe.

Armello

107.9 hours, 36 of 50 achievements


Ugh, so I’ve been playing Witches Pranks. Not a bad game despite it’s very cheap looking logo/preview. BUT… the cutscenes don’t work on mac, all you get is the audio, subtitles, a blank screen and a skip button. Turns out it’s a known issue that they never bothered to fix. Oh well. Game is way too easy anyway, but I would have enjoyed the story a bit more had I not had to go to Youtube to watch the scenes mid-game.

Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune Collector's Edition

5.6 hours, no achievements


A recent win on SG. I played this one years ago, and I vaguely remembered it. It’s entertaining, but certainly didn’t find it as hilarious as other people seem to. The one gripe I have with games like this is that there’s an awful lot of backtracking to find what you need. Still, the entertaining little story made up for it. I didn’t hunt for the rest of the achievements, but I’ll do that some other time. ^^

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

4.2 hours, 36 of 58 achievements


I won this on Steamgifts. As much as I love Mah Jong and was looking forward to this, it can’t be played on my machine. Apparently, the devs haven’t updated it to run on modern machines and has many complaints from both Windows and Mac users. Had I known, I honestly wouldn’t have entered to win it because my intention when entering a giveaway is to play those games at some point. =(

Luxor Mahjong

0.0 hours, no achievements


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3% beaten
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