I pick four games from the following categories and finish them as a batch, only then pick another four: 1 SG win, 1 game gifted by friends, 1 HB Monthly game, 1 other game I bought (added this in June 2018).
I also constantly play some MP games with my friends, occasionally waste time on idle games, and replay the games I love the most (Skyrim, TWoM, Civ).
I’m too lazy to write reviews, so I use Harry Potter grading system to rate games:
Passing Grades: Outstanding; Exceeds Expectations; Acceptable
Failing Grades: Poor; Dreadful; Troll
29 December 2018 / Summary
Yeah well autumn was very busy for me, had to stay overtime at work almost every day. Nonetheless, I’m FINALLY done with the batch:
Restaurant Empire II: Poor. Too much micro-management
Half-Life: Exceeds Expectations
Space Run Galaxy: Poor
Space Run: Poor. There’s so much going on yet it’s unbearably boring. Also a very poor attempt at being funny.
Also played (a lot…):
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
This War of Mine
Ring of Elysium
Heroes of Might & Magic III - HD Edition
American Truck Simulator
Book of Demons
- Criminal Minds (DRM-free): Acceptable
- League of Legends
SG win: FaeVerse Alchemy
Game gifted by friends: HuniePop
HB Monthly game: ONE PIECE PIRATE WARRIORS 3
Other game I bought: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
23 September 2018 / Summary of August and September
Done with the batch:
Thief Gold: No rating, won’t finish due to annoying controls
fault - milestone one: Exceeds Expectations
Poly Bridge: Poor; won’t finish due to the annoying controls and difficulty (when your bridge collapses even after looking it up in a guide…how about no)
Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™: Exceeds Expectations
- Rapture Rejects when it was in Open Alpha
SG win: Restaurant Empire II
Game gifted by friends: Half-Life
HB Monthly game: Space Run Galaxy
Other game I bought: Space Run
30th Week of 2018 (+3 days) / Summary of Second Half of June and July
Significant events: Batch finished (sort of)! I’ve also wasted a shitton of time on MP games and also some on clickers which I’ve started playing again from time to time.
Beat Hazard: Poor
Papers, Please - The Short Film: Outstanding (not a game but hey, it’s on Steam)
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!: Poor - I loved the first one but something’s so wrong with this one, I can’t even finish it :(
I will not rate Gothic and Gothic II: Gold Edition because I didn’t play them that much and dropped them because of horrible controls which I just can’t stand.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money
SG win: Thief™ Gold
Game gifted by friends: fault - milestone one
HB Monthly game: Poly Bridge
Other game I bought: Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™
23rd Week of 2018 (+2 days) / Mid-June Update
Significant events: I’ve finished my previous 3-game-batch, picked what to play next and I have also decided to update my further batches to consist of 4 games.
Total War: WARHAMMER: Exceeds Expectations
SG win: Gothic II: Gold Edition
Game gifted by friends: Gothic
HB Monthly game: Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!, which I’ve already started
Other game I bought: Beat Hazard
If I have time, I also intend to finish Mini Metro and Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ which were included in Steam Spring Cleaning Event for me.
21st Week of 2018 / Summary of April and May
Significant events: I’ve spent most of April playing MP games with my friends, so no progress on the backlog there; also, Steam Spring Cleaning Event made me play other games (yeah I actually played them) than what I’ve planned according to my ‘3-game-batch’ system.
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition
True or False
Doodle God Blitz
The Last Door - Collector's Edition
Contradiction - the all-video murder mystery adventure
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition: Outstanding
True or False: Acceptable
Doodle God Blitz: Poor
The Last Door - Collector’s Edition: Outstanding
Contradiction - Spot The Liar! (the all-video murder mystery adventure): Outstanding
Total War: WARHAMMER
Jagged Alliance 2 - Wildfire
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Total War: WARHAMMER: gotta finish this to finalize the batch
Jagged Alliance 2 - Wildfire: a game I’ve finished many times in my childhood, decided to play it once again (eh, nostalgia)
Mini Metro: Steam Spring Cleaning Event got me playing this gem
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, SpeedRunners: wasting lots of my time on these but hey, I love my friends.
Played on phone:
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery and SongPop 2 - Guess The Song
14th Week of 2018 / Summary of March and a bit of April
Okay so it appears I won’t be able to finalise as many games as I wanted in a month’s time due to work and stuff like that. Now that the March is over, I’ll still post my progress as there is some, although not much.
Hotline Miami (Won on SG) was really great, the story is intriguing, the gameplay is simple to learn but the game itself was not that easy for me (I died A LOT), and the music was so great I added some of the tracks to my playlist I listen to daily. Brutal and highly recommended.
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition (Gifted by friends) and Total War: WARHAMMER (HB Monthly) - not finished either of those yet but I’m in progress and I like them both so far!
8th Week of 2018 / Summary of February
Done with these this week:
Pickers. A mix between HOG and Simulation, I guess. I love both of these genres so I enjoyed this little game. Replayed for achievements, otherwise it’s not worth starting the second time.
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav. As I’ve only played one Daedalic Entertainment game before - Deponia - and I hated it, I wasn’t expecting much from this. Nonetheless, I was mildly surprised as I really enjoyed playing this story, although it was somewhat shallow (the last third of the story saved it all).
Next week ends in March so here’s the summary of other games finished in February:
What can I say. Pathetic. :D All in all, 2 games completed 100% and 1 game beaten.
Next up: Hotline Miami (won on SG), Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition (gifted by friends), Total War: WARHAMMER (Humble Monthly). Worst case deadline: 31 March.
7th Week of 2018 (Post 2. Better late than never!)
Hello again guys! I have finally finished (sort of, see below) the first two games from my backlog. I know I am a little late since I’ve said I will beat them by the end of January but welp, they were not as easy to beat as I expected!
So the first one is the one I’ve won on SG:
It was really fun to play and even challenging at times (I didn’t expect that). I’ve never played D&D but I really liked the references to the game, LotR and other stuff. Not much to say, I had a good time. Once I’m in a better situation with my backlog, I’ll probably play it once more to get all the achievements.
The second one - a gift from one of my friends:
Well this is tough. I really tried to like the game and I really tried to finish it - as you can see it’s now in “Won’t Play” list - and I’ll tell you why. The idea of a visual novel + RPG + choose your own adventure seemed really cool at first…then I was hit right in the face by 4 major flaws of this game. I tried replaying it 2 or 3 times but with no luck, this game is just horrible. So the flaws:
- The Text/Story. It’s nice that in a game where the story is connected to archaeology they put a lot of historic references and even facts. However, there was just too much text in there. I don’t wanna spoil the actual story for those who’ll play the game but everything said/described in the game could have been said with fewer words. They are saying SO MUCH SHIT I was bored to death.
- The Interface. Why oh why. Why do I have to click like 7 different buttons to get one inspiration I need or one skill leveled up when I need to grab at least 4 inspirations to go for the next bit in the story?
- The Difficulty. Being a noob like me, I of course played on easy difficulty. Guess what. Easy difficulty is not easy at all. Further into the story, you start feeling that the difficulty in increasing way more than your character’s skills and it gets annoying. Moreover, as you get the skills/inspirations that should suffice to finish the next part of the story, you get like +3 stress from random events and it fucks everything up.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY The Protagonist. I could have endured all other flaws if not for this one. It’s an impossible person - she’s 18 year old who never acts her age. She’s either a genius who knows everything better than professors and her elders or a complete retard acting like the most stupid person on Earth. What is even worse - everyone likes her (of course, she’s a protagonist) but if she was a real person, everyone would hate her. She’s bragging, careless, ungrateful and intolerable. I’d bitch-slap her. Of course I couldn’t bond with her and I didn’t want her to succeed, as her success was always illogical and undeserved.
That’s it I guess. I do not recommend this game guys, man, it was horrible. I didn’t finish it and I won’t touch it again.
Now going further, I’ll continue to play one game I’ve won on SG (Pickers) and one gifted by my friends (The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav). I was late with the previous two but I still wanna pursue monthly milestones, therefore I’ve picked games which, I believe, will take less time to finish - so that I’m able to finish them by the end of February starting today.
Thanks again everyone who posted useful links for post formatting under my previous post and for all your greetings!
3rd Week of 2018 (Post 1. LET’S TACKLE THAT BACKLOG)
Hello everyone, so I decided it’s time to do something about my huge backlog, especially when I sorted my games and saw that many many games I won on SG are still untouched… shame shame shame
Additionally, I have many games I got as gifts from my friends so I guess I’ll try to simultaneously beat one game from SG and one from that list.
P.S. How do I link the games with thumbnails showing my progress? I’ve seen others do it and I wanna be cool too
- Current batch (SG, gift, HBM, random) 4
- Finished in 2018 14
- Finished in 2019 6
- Outstanding 17
- Exceeds Expectations 27
- Acceptable 35
- Poor 29
- Dreadful 3
- Troll 3
- Won on SteamGifts 141
- Received as Gifts (excl. SteamGifts) 131
- Humble Monthly 189
- Done - 100% Achievements 53
- Done - No Achievements 12
- Done - Achievements to be Hunted 40