The quest to complete the neverending backlog Vee’s profile
I use to have a pretty manageable backlog. Then I discovered bundles sites and SG, since then my backlog has been ever expending.
I decided to fight back, my strategy, I’ll try to take it one game at a time. I’ve been trying to play my backlog for a while now, but I tend to get easily overwhelmed. The BLAEO group came at a perfect time, and I’m hoping that seeing how others tackle their backlog will give me some ideas and help get through mine.
Thanks to everyone in this group for having me !
Progress Report #1: October
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First I hope you all had a great Halloween day, here we had to brave heavy rains to collect candies with my kids but we still had lots of fun! And November 1st brought such heavy winds, 100km/hour, that we lost electricity and we were in the dark for over a day. In fact there’s still houses without electricity as I write this. That’s when you realize how much we depends on it…
I’ve started reviewing games for a little gaming site a couple months ago so it’s been slowing my backlog slaying a bit. The trade off is that I’ve had the chance to try some pretty great games I wouldn’t have otherwise had a chance to play, the last one being Ghoul Britannia. A nice little point & click that’s reminiscent of the classic 90s adventure games. Anyway if any of you are interested in the review, you can read it here.
Anyway enough about that, let’s get to my progress report!
Since it’s been slow going lately, this month I’ve concentrated on shorter and easier to finish SG wins.
Without further ado here the games I’ve managed to complete this last month!
- Queen's quest
- Greed 2: Forbidden Experiments
- Valentines Cafe
- The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen
- Pixel Puzzles Mosaics
- Pixel Puzzles Junior
My highlight is SOLITUNE a great experimental indie game. It’s an extremely short but very beautiful and meaningful little game. If you have it in your backlog, you should definetely try it. A playthrough takes about 20 minutes, a bit longer if you take your time so you can’t go wrong trying it out.
And I should also mention that Valentines Cafe was rather disappointing. I actually thought it would be a fun little puzzler but it was really not fun to play. Instead of a puzzle game it’s more of a memory game and not a very good one at that. If I wasn’t so obsessive about getting all the achievements, I would have stop after a couple minutes. Also since it was a SG win I wanted to give it a real chance. Lastly Pixel Puzzles Mosaics was a nice surprise. Instead of being a more traditional puzzles, you have to swap tiles to form the images. Some of them were offering quite the challenge, a nice addition to the Pixel Puzzles franchise.
Thank you for reading and have a great day!
I’ve played a couples games this month but since it’s summer’s vacation here, I haven’t been at home as much as usually. I’ve enjoyed some quality time with my three wonderful boys, well really two boys and a teenager… I know it’s cliche but damn life goes by so quickly… I hope you all had a nice month and great vacation for everyone who was lucky enough to have some :)
Since I had less time this month, I’ve play some shorter games that I could finish in an evening or two. Here is the result!
And finally I’ve finish this and the two previous House of 1000 Doors games but the first two are not on Steam anymore so I’ve only reviewed the last one. If you wonder thought they are all pretty similarly good point & click, worth a try for fan of the genre.
Back to finish the backlog
After taking a long break from Steam because of life issues that didn’t leave me any time to play game. I didn’t work too much on my backlog but I’m back on track slaying my backlog. I finished a couple of games lately, this last week I’ve finished two games:
The quest to complete my backlog continues…
I’ve been busy lately so I haven’t played as much as I would like. I still finished one game though. I finished and 100% Contract with the devil , so at least it’s not a total failed.
Thanks to Unnatura1 I now own the whole Hyperdimension Neptunia series with all the DLCs, That’s awesome, but now I must add three more games to my backlog. So the quest continues… hopefully this month I should be able to finish many more games:)
First finished game since I joined BLAEO
I’ve finished Always the same blue sky a couples days ago, all achievements earned!
It was a nice little visual novel, the storie was interesting and the graphics beautifuls. The only complaint I’ve had with this game is that to get all achievements you have to unlock both ending, I would have like the dialogue to be more varied. Even though both ending are very differents one good and the other bad, the dialogue to get you to each one is almost the same.
Well now up to the monthly theme. I don’t have any Star Wars game yet, although I got to say the LEGO games at that price are really tempting me. Anyway back to my existing backlog, in keeping with the monthly theme, I will next be attempting to finish Redshirt.
I’ve already started and have earned 3 out of 20 achievements.