Insert catchy title here VitoStippkow’s profile
I'm another gamer trying to battle his backlog. And I'm looking forward to gain additional motivation by joining this beautiful site and community. I began to work on my backlog "professionally" in February 2017 and joined the site in October 2017.
I just couldn't really decide on fixed goals for 2019 yet. However, these are my provisional goals for the year:
- Get the games in the 'unfinished' category down to 80.
- Get my Steam AGC up to 75%.
- Beat or finish at least 75% of the games I add in 2019.
Sounds all nice and dandy, but alas -- some issues hold me back:
- Skillwise, I am not very good at playing games considering how much I play. I think I just lack the patience to play something again and again to really improve in a game. This is especially hindering when playing platformers and similar games.
- Multiplayer...oh, multiplayer... I have a list of games I'm looking for partners. If you're interested, I would be happy to hear from you :)
I rank games by this 5 star ranking:
STAY AWAY from this crap.
Not completely bad, but time is better invested otherwise.
An average game. There is nothing wrong with playing it, but don't expect to be blown away.
This is a really good game, play it if you have the chance.
Reserved for the best of the best. This is an amazing experience.
I finally managed to beat a game again, wohoo! I got LEGO LotR from HumbleBundle for free shortly before christmas. It is my first LEGO game and I was keen on playing one for quite some time, so I started playing it right away. Beating it was quick, but collecting all achievements took some time. Apart from that I’m still enjoying myself playing Dungeon Siege. I don’t think I’ve played practically the same game (DS II + I) for such a long time. There is not much else to say, so let’s start:
I think I’m slowly reaching the end of this…my life will be empty afterwards.
At first I was a bit sad that I missed the LEGO The Hobbit giveaway on HB, especially after learning the games were pulled from stores. But after not liking LEGO LotR, I think I can live with it.
Happy backlog-clearing to everyone,
Hello fellow assassins. There is little to report this time, as I had way too much work to do in the last 2 weeks. I’m tired. Anyhow, I’m sticking to my plan of bi-weekly updates nonetheless, as I think structure is important. I had a look at the monthly theme, which I think is greatly chosen again. And as usual, I plan to take part in it, which – as usual – won’t work out in the end. Anyway, I still appreciate the effort put into those :)
I’m still going strong on playing Dungeon Siege I. I finished “Kingdom of Ehb” and “Legends of Aranna” and am now playing the “Utrean Peninsula” campaign. I guess the game will take another few weeks to finish.
That’s it. There’s not lot to comment on, I know. Maybe next time and until then happy hunting!
Hello fellow assassins. My usual approach is to post every 3 games I’ve completed. Since this time that includes two really long games I haven’t posted in 3-4 months time, which I find unsatisfying. I’m thinking of changing to bi-weekly posts for my reports, esp. seeing how most of the games left in my backlog are on the longer end as well. Reading the Traveler’s last post gave the last push. I’ll try to update every 2 weeks, regardless of my progress, and see how that sits with me.
I had so much fun with DSII that I decided to give DS another go. There is a DS-mod for DSII, I decided to play that to keep the gameplay improvements of DSII. Downgrading to DS was just too unappealing. I finished the main story and continued with the expansion today.
That’s it for my first post 2019. Felt a bit more chaotic than usual. Maybe next time I’ll talk about a bit about my gaming resolutions for the year, but for now I don’t want to overstay my welcome. Happy backlog assassinating to everyone!
Hello my lovely fellow assassins. We have had a beautiful October so far, with lots of sunshine and tons of work. So I was glad to pursue a few smaller games in the last month. Therefore I even allowed myself to play a new game, I haven’t previously had in my library (I know, I’m such a madman). There isn’t much else on my mind right now, so let’s get the reviews started.
Those were three games starting with ‘D’ btw. I don’t know what I’ll play next yet, but you’ll see in a few weeks :)
The start of my next term at university is almost there and I’m hyped: I got into some great courses and my own teaching looks promising as well. And for once I’m actually not behind schedule with my preparations ^.^
It was a weird 3 games this time. I gave rather bad to average ratings despite being really content with my progress. But sometimes a game is good enough to lift your spirits and give you a couple of fun hours, but still not really great. Which is basically true for all 3 of the following games:
As stated above, I’m again quite happy with my progress. Especially Max Payne 3 has been on my “definitely have to play” list for about 5 years. Although it did not turn out as great as I hoped, I’m still glad that I can say I’ve finished it. I’m pretty sure the next report will contain at least one 4 star game again, so looking forward to reading you in a few weeks :)
Edit: Oh and I almost forgot, I actually finished my reading backlog last week, so I got to go shopping for new books yay
Instead of working on my current assignment I played a lot of computer games…So without further ado, here is the next update, with 3 completely different games:
Okay, I really don’t know what else to say right now…So that’s it for today :) Keep on playing games!
The summer is nearing its end, which means we can play a lot of video games again without others constantly bugging us to go outside and such nonesense…In other news, I reached my goal for 2018 way early: Getting an AGC of 66% on Steam and getting my unfinished games down to 95 on BLAEO! Yay!!
With 4 months left in 2018 I haven’t decided what to do: Setting a smaller new goal or just be content with what I reached so far. We’ll see… Anyway, here are the recent three games I’ve beaten/completed:
That’s it for this time, I wish all of you happy backlog-killing :)
I’ve finished 3 games again, so it’s time for another report. I’m quite content with my progress this time, as I’ve also played two other games (State of Decay and Magicka) and progressed pretty far. But those are not finished yet, so they’ll have to wait for a future report. Apart from that I decided to give playing a few games in multiplayer a try, as I haven’t really done that for a long time. I compiled a list of games I would like to play, maybe some of you would like to join me. At the moment there are 4 games on it: Dungeon Siege III, Magicka, Portal 2 and SR: Gat out of Hell. I’m mainly looking to complete multiplayer achievements, not necessarily all of them, depending on the game. Of course I can help you get achievements as well. If you’re interested, I would be happy to hear from you.
Dungeon Siege III was one of the first games I bought on Steam, back in 2012. It feels really good to finally finish the game, 6 years later. Sometimes backlog cleaning is really satisfying. It also helped me to get my Steam AGC to 65% which is only one percent below my goal for 2018! My next games are already in progress, so hear/read/write you soon.
I’m a bit tired and didn’t really proofread: I would be happy to hear about mistakes (esp. in word order, since I’m never sure if I get that right – in my mother tongue word order is less important) as I’m looking to improve my writing skills.
Almost a month went by since my last review as I (still) don’t have as much time for gaming as I would like. I am nonetheless quite satisfied with my progress: I finally have less than 100 games in my unfinished category. Only a few more and I’ll reach my goal for 2018 (95 unfinished games) way earlier than anticipated. Hooray!
I decided to include the release date of a game in my reviews, since for me that’s always an interesting fact. I’m not sure how to best implement the information, but I think the current way is okay. I have one problem though: which release date to choose for multi-platform games? E.g. ‘Brütal Legend’ was released 2009 for console and only a few years later for PC. Which is the better date to pick? I decided to go with the earliest of the release dates as long as there were not significant changes to the game. What do you think? Do you care about release dates? Do they influence your opinion of a game?
In addition I want to structure my reviews better. For this I included clearer section markings in my reviews. One for achievements, since not everyone cares about them, but others very much do so. And one final verdict for those not interested in the whole review. Maybe I’ll stick to this, maybe there’s too much in bold now, maybe it’s only a one time thing, let’s see.
This got longer than I thought. Thanks for reading through it. I hope for some better games for my next review :)
Some time passed since my last update, RL was quite stressful the last weeks. I finished another 3 games and although I guess my post will drown under all the end of the month updates, I’ll still do it now, otherwise I fear I’ll never do it. I also apologize for the somewhat lackluster reviews, I am just not as motivated this time around. Overall I had a very mixed gaming experience, but see for yourself:
So we have my game of the year next to a mediocre 4X game and a classic that just didn’t appeal to me. That’s it for Report #17, next time I hope to write some more precise reviews (again?).