SharkY’s profile

Hey, thanks for checking out my profile!
I am a 20 years old university student, currently studying Computer Science Engineering in Hungary. I have played video games since my early childhood and I started collecting them around the age of 16, accumulating a rather hefty backlog throughout the years…
On my BLAEO page, I try to document my gaming journey as much as possible, logging each played/tried game - or at least this would be the ideal plan!

Current gaming standings, as of 5th of June:

2% (61/3300)
2% (50/3300)
6% (204/3300)
90% (2963/3300)
1% (22/3300)

Monthly Backlog Report: March #001

Hey everyone!

It’s been a while since I did a monthly backlog report! Better said: almost an entire year passed since I last wrote something on this site…
March wasn’t particularly a productive month for me gaming-wise, however I did manage to finish some games!

Games I’ve Finished This Month:

5.8 hours

One of the greatest pieces of detective media, I've ever experienced!
Normally, I always try to stay away from saying such things, like 'the best, the greatest, etc.', simply because of my lack of experience, and my (generally) young age - I still have loads of games to finish, so I see no point in calling one the greatest.
However, with Beacon Pines, I simply can't use any different word - it is one of the greatest experiences I had, ever!

The core gameplay mechanic in itself is interesting enough to make this an enjoyable title, representing choices with words is a genius idea. This structure also makes possible, that you see every possibility in the story before finishing the actual narrative, in many branching games you need multiple playthroughs if you want to see each path.
The art style is also majestic, I couldn't take my eyes off the Deck!


I'll writing a more in-depth review about Beacon Pines in the upcoming days, but in a nutshell you already know how much I adore this game!

Half-Life 2

The Exit 8

1.1 hours
2 of 2 achievements

A really well made horror short. In the recent years, a new subgenre has started getting popular within horror games: anomaly spotter titles.
These games do exactly what they promise: similarly to Five Night's at Freddy's games, you are tasked with looking at CCTV cameras and reporting if you find something abnormal (e.g., an anomaly).
In Exit 8, this formula is projected into 3D, and it works surprisingly well!


The task in this game is more than simple: you need to get to the exit number 8 - to achieve this you need to complete 8 levels and decide whether there is an anomaly on the level or not. If your guess is right, you will progress. If not - you go back to the first level!
What makes this a bit hard in my eyes is that you don't exactly know what to look out for at the beginning. There are obvious anomalies that you will find without any problems, but others are much harder to uncover. I really enjoyed playing it, I think the playtime was completely on point.

Half-Life 2

Luna's Fishing Garden

2.5 hours
14 of 14 achievements

An amazing way to spend ~2.5 hours!
Luna's Fishing Garden is a real treat, if you are looking for a short & super chill experience. The name essentially gives away the two main tasks that you will do during the playtime: fishing and gardening :D !


The pixel art is also adorable, and paired with the soothing soundtrack this makes a perfect way to spend a Sunday evening :) !

How did you enjoy March? I personally really love that everything around me gets greener every single day. Prior to this year, I never really cared about flowers or nature itself, but now I get kinda sentimental each time I take a walk. I’m enjoying my university semester by far, but since I’ll have many exams in late April - early May, my next monthly report will probably feature fewer titles :) !
Thank you very much for reading my post!

2023 / 8th Completed Game

4.7 hours

Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You is a fascinating and unsettling adventure that delves into the moral issues raised by omniscient monitoring and the misuse of authority. A standout in the narrative-driven genre, thanks to its engaging tale, accessible gameplay, and morally weighty choices. Even though it's not particularly long and has a few weaker points, it's a must-play if you enjoy engaging stories set in dystopian futures.

You can read my full review of the game here!

Progress Report: First half of 2023

Hello! Sadly, my mission to document my gaming backlog as much as possible failed again. I don’t know the exact reason, why I always forget to update these things, considering that since the last update back in February I’ve completed 7 games! Although this is not a significant number, I’m mostly satisfied, since I wasn’t motivated to do anything until April…

Completed games in 2023 until now:

3.9 hours

Paradise Lost is a visually stunning, but otherwise completely blank experience.
I heavily felt the influence of Firewatch on this title, which in itself wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, however, some elements were without a doubt "stolen" from the aforementioned game with the hope of creating a simmilar story.
You can read my full review of the game here.

6.1 hours

8.8 hours

Even though I gave this game in the end a negative review, I think Syberia is a really great adventure title, given that this was maybe the second I've completed the genre I felt some elements really tedious (for instance: backtracking), but the core storyline is one of the most interesting one I've ever encountered. It is a shame to waste this much potential, however as I also noted in my full review, this could easily be since the game was split in half.

You can read my full review about the game here

0.4 hours

I don't know why, but I've written a full-length review of this 30-minute game here, which turns out is my most popular review to this day. Interesting…
Can't say much about the game, pretty generic mascot horror title without much creativity. If you would like to read a rant on me being furious about a simple Unity game, go ahead!

6.3 hours

Out of all the games I've played from the first season of The Dark Pictures Anthology, this is my favorite one: it might be because it resembles my favorite horror movie, The Descent!
It has the best characters and storyline in my eyes, it is a huge step up in every term from the last entry. Full-length review in progress.

2.1 hours

Many have said before me, so I will not go into a lengthy review: this is one of the most exceptional games ever created, no matter from which perspective we look at it. The story is intriguing, the art and sound design is fantastic, and while it is "just" a walking simulator this title has more creative solutions than any other game I've ever played. This might be one of my favorite games I've ever played.

12.1 hours

This was the first puzzle-platformer game I've ever completed, and I must say this might turn out to be one of my favorite genres!

As a long-time fan of Spongebob Squarepants, I've really enjoyed the game - for me, this was a huge nostalgia factor since this was originally released in 2003, around the time I actually started to watch this show :D! So most jokes and inside gags were completely known to me - I highly doubt kids at this age understood all the references.

8th Week of 2023

Hey everyone :-) !

A few weeks flew by without me noticing, but this is mainly thanks to two factors: one is that university is starting to get tough, and the other is that I finally got a Steam Deck! It is an amazing device, I’m really happy with it - I was a bit hesitant at first since I sold my Switch after just about half a year of using it irregularly, but after I played with the Deck for a few hours all of my fears disappeared. I’m still a newbie so I didn’t configure it 100% - maybe someone here has some experience with PowerTools? It looks like a useful thing but I cannot really understand it…

1. Newest Additions

I might have gone a little over the top in this current sale… For now, I’ve bought around 37 games off the sale, all from my wishlist so it would be a little too much to list…

2. What have I played this week?


6.1 hours

1.0 hours

Also Played

6.8 hours

3. Next Week’s Plans

This week I’m planning to play the following games:

Game Name Platform HLTB
Syberia Steam 10 hours
Carto Steam 6 hours

I wish everyone a nice & productive week ^^ !

8th Week of 2023

Hey everyone :-) !

This marks my first post here in 2023… Let’s just say I didn’t rush things - actually, I had quite a few motivation at the start of the year, but sadly it was demolished at the start of February - out of nowhere, I started to feel worse and worse and eventually, I went to the hospital, because the medication didn’t help anything at home. I was there until some days ago when I finally had to chance to go back home. Honestly, I never appreciated life life this before, I will try to live much more mindful from this point - and this is true to my games as well!

1. Newest Additions

I only purchased a handful of games this week, I wanted to celebrate the fact that I came home, so I picked up some wishlisted ones ^^ !

2. What have I played this week?

I started Bendy and the Ink Machine and played through Chapter 1, apart from this I haven’t played anything (yet :P) !

3. Next Week’s Plans

This week I’m planning to play the following games:

Game Name Platform HLTB
Bendy and the Ink Machine Steam 7 hours
Signalis Game Pass 10 hours

I wish everyone a nice & productive week ^^ !

2022 / 19th Completed Game

2.9 hours

Poor man's PowerWash Simulator - but with some extras. Initially, I thought this was only a cheap replica of the aforementioned game, but actually, the only similarity they share is the fact that you have to clean things. Fresh Start is a cute little game where our duty is to restore the world by cleaning away debris, petting animals, and making a new house for a cat conductor! It doesn't have a lot of content but since it's an early-access game I think it does its job perfectly - I was super relaxed after playing the game! I hope it will get some new maps and maybe extra modifications in the future - I kinda want to play this every single day!

2022 / 18th Completed Game

2.8 hours

A really simple but quite enjoyable little hidden object game. It isn't really much a big deal, I can't even write a proper review for this honestly - it was perfect for ~ 3 hours to "blow off some steam" without the need to actually use my brain xD

2022 / 17th Completed Game

4.3 hours

This was an amazing experience! Sadly I did not play a lot of point & click games till now, I mainly chose this title because of the horror theme. However, I wasn't disappointed at all - I think the story was on another level in this title, it has just the right amount of mystery inside to keep you engaged, maybe in some parts it's a bit cryptic but I hope it will get more evident in the next season!

If you don't want to play it, because of the Horror tag: just try the first episode out, you can't lose much! The horror tag here in my opinion is mainly because of the Lovecraftian theme and the occasional gory/scary content - but for the most part, it is rather a thriller than a horror!

2022 / 16th Completed Game

2.6 hours

It could be good, but sadly it isn't.
While I really, and I mean really enjoy these "PSX-style" analogue horror games, this failed badly in execution.
I hate psychological horror games where you can suddenly die out of nowhere, and of course, you have to play through a big chunk of the map to get to the last point. Sadly in this title there are numerous examples, and while I enjoyed the challenges it gave, multiple times because of the game's own fault I died and was sent back ~10 minutes. It might not be that much, but just add these up…
The stories are nice and bizarre, they loosely tell a story of a father whose daughter is trapped in a red fridge… In the last chapter it will make sense, to that point it's just random psychedelic episodes xD !
Optimization and bugs are the other problems - for a game published by tinyBuild, I would have expected a bit more.

2022 / 15th Completed Game

6.0 hours

Scorn marks the first game I've ever preordered - and this is a massive thing to me, honestly!
And unlike most players, I don't think Scorn is a bad game - moreover, I think it is one of the best games published in 2022!
I'll write a lengthier review in the upcoming days, so to keep it brief: this is NOT a horror game, it is a puzzle/walking simulator set in a darker, "horroristic" environment. The biggest issue is that most people want a typical horror experience from Scorn, with the usual psychological elements/ scares. It is amazing to me that a complete game can be made without reading a single line of dialogue or explanation - it worked in Abzu, and I think it works here as well. For the story part - it is an experience that everybody should interpret in their own way. Not GOTY but still a great title!