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September 2020

I had such a nice month of playing, and just having a good time with games, and then my computer broke… So I was without it for about two weeks and today finally it came back - good as new. Well - my wallet is a little lighter, but finally I can do something more online, than watch You Tube on my phone.

Best game of the month: Spiritfarer

Beaten and completed games

  • Spiritfarer

    9/10

    26 of 39 achievements

  • Apocalipsis

    6/10

    7 of 22 achievements

  • TRI: Of Friendship and Madness

    6/10

    11 of 43 achievements

  • Unravel Two

    8/10

    no achievements

  • The Spiral Scouts

    6/10

    31 of 32 achievements

  • Grim Dawn

    6/10

    24 of 185 achievements

  • Night in the Woods

    itchio

    8/10

  • Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child

    7/10

    13 of 13 achievements

New games

Not having a computer is a good way of preventing me from buying games.

  • Iron Danger

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 23 achievements

  • The Spiral Scouts

    7 hours playtime

    31 of 32 achievements

  • State of Mind

    1 minute playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child

    7/10

    13 of 13 achievements

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Finished in September (4-7)

I cannot find a game for myself for a couple of days. I started couple, but I found out that I’m not in that mood. Well until I find something I want to play, I can write about games I finished.

  • Unravel Two

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

Unravel Two

8/10

This game must be awesome in co-op. Unfortunately I’m a lonely player, but it was still fun. It’s a platformer with some riddles elements and absolutely gorgeus art. It is similar to original game, but now you have two characters who are connected to each other. This is giving opportunity for interesting gameplay mechanics, and as the whole this game has better gameplay than the first part. On the other hand, I prefer the story and “the feel” of the first one was much better. Here we are following two kids, but I couldn’t get invested in their adventures in the way I was enjoying the loose story of the first game. All in all - good game. If you are interested - check both.

  • The Spiral Scouts

    7 hours playtime

    31 of 32 achievements

The Spiral Scouts

6/10

Oh boy… Why? Just why? This is such a good game - mechanically. It’s a puzzle adventure game which such variety of riddles and such fun artwork and I want to love it. But the writing… it was terrible. It was full of “edgy” and “naughty” jokes. We have such classics as: Fart jokes. Cute characters swearing as sailors. A special “juice” made in a toilet (with proper sound effects). Woman who literally blow up because she had too much sex. Wibrators and “self massage” session. Pig sex. Heroin mining (I was hoping it will be some clever word play, but no. You literally have a syringe with heroin from there, and of course you are using it). And much, much more. Larry Laffer has sophisticated humor compared to this. I mean… ok, maybe “I don’t get it”, maybe I’m not a target, maybe I’m to “oldschool” to understand the brilliance of it, but I don’t remember smiling once during the whole game. Which is the shame because I really, really enjoyed the gameplay.

  • Grim Dawn

    25 hours playtime

    24 of 185 achievements

Grim Dawn

6/10

It’s basically a Diablo clone, but a good one. I simply realised, that I’m not enjoying simple hack’n’slashes anymore. At least not if they don’t have anything else to offer, like a nice humor of Victor Vran. But if you like Diablo, don’t mind my not so high score, just play it, it’s really good in its genre.

  • Night in the Woods

    itchio

Night in the Woods

8/10

Wow… that was a strange game. You are a 20 year old college student, who dropped college, return to home town and now is trying to find out, what to do with her life. You are waking up every day, and just live… talking with your parents, hanging out with friends, searching for little secrets in your old, slowly dying city. There is this nice term to describe some TV shows - “slice of life”, and this is exacly what it is. There is an overall story, but if you are doing only main events, you are playing it wrong. The goal is to learn about the city, the neighbours, go and friendly argue with a priest, then steal some bread to feed a rat family, and after all of that, maybe go and do what you should do to move story further. I loved it for most of the time, my only problem was the ending - it was too quick, and a bit disconected from the tone of the whole game, like someone suddenly changed genre of a story. I was hoping for something less on the nose, but it was still great, even if a little depressing, fun.

Finished in September (1-3)

I was tired of AAA titles, so I spent a first couple of days playing more indie games. Now I’m slowly starting to think about next big game, but until I will decide what to play - a few smaller titles:

  • Spiritfarer

    27 hours playtime

    26 of 39 achievements

Spiritfarer

9/10

Lovely, lovely, LOVELY game! If you like Stardew Valley type of games, because there is no challenge at all. This is a mix between crafting game, exploration, with a lot of storytelling. Your job is to send souls to the afterlife, you are essencially swimming through archipelago of islands which as I understand is something like a purgatory. You are searching for souls, who are more ready to move onto the afterlife, you are taking them on your boat and swimming with them until they decide, that it is their time to go. Which is essencially after you halped them deal with their unfinished businessess. You need to feed them, build them places to stay on boat, and making little quests for them, like searching for something, or take them to favourite places (but don’t worry - there is no state of loosing in this game. Nothing wrong will happen if you forgot to feed poor guys, they will be just a bit angry at you, and won’t give you free stuff for a day or two)… and this cast of misfits is lovely - not all of them are nice, but everyone is unique, from your food and fun loving uncle, through a Flower child teaching you about nature and balance, to a mafia guy. And above that - they have animal forms, which adding to their cuteness. I didn’t give this game 10/10 only because some chores you have, like planting and watering crops, are a bit monotonous, and in the late game I just started to finishing everyones quest, which took a lot of waiting time. But as a whole - the game is awesome.

  • Apocalipsis

    3 hours playtime

    7 of 22 achievements

Apocalipsis

6/10

A small adventure title, with quite interesting art style simulating medieval art. Nothing ground-breaking, but it has a couple of smart puzzles, and it went quite smoothly, so it was allright.

  • TRI: Of Friendship and Madness

    12 hours playtime

    11 of 43 achievements

TRI: Of Friendship and Madness

6/10

Oh boy… this game is a beast… I started playing it thinking that it will be relaxing 3d puzzle platforming game. And it let you think that for a couple of levels. But then it introduces it main mechanic - you can build traingles to walk on them - including walk on walls and changing gravity. and the real fun is starting… this is this type of puzzle game that have so much options, that you are not sure, if you are doing things you are suppose to do, or just hacking the program. Levels are getting massive quickly, riddles are more and more complicated and in the end I could play one level at the time (which was taking me about an hour) and then just rest my brain a bit. I beat the whole game, but I went for last three levels with a walkthrough. And I’m proud of myself, that it were just those last levels.
The only thing I DID NOT enjoyed at all were physic puzzles. I spent 10 minutes putting boxes on each other to block beams of light, because those damn boxes kept moving around and bounce of each other. If you ever tried to arrange something nicely in Oblivion or Skyrim, you will know my pain.

August2020

Two months of Witcher GOTY came to an end. My biggest backlog game is officially done and dusted. I’m not sure if I will play a big game in September. I’m a bit tired of grant stories. That’s why I ended with a bunch of small games.

Best game of the month: guess…

Beaten and completed games

  • Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    9/10

    GOG

  • Evergarden

    7/10

    17 of 21 achievements

  • There is no game : Wrong dimension

    9/10

    18 of 34 achievements

  • Unravel

    8/10

    no achievements

  • The Franz Kafka Videogame

    5/10

    9 of 12 achievements

  • The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan

    7/10

    15 of 18 achievements

New games

One big bundle, one freebie, one Steamgift win and a couple of interesting games on sale. Already finished one and playing three more at the same time.

  • Yesterday Origins

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 36 achievements

  • TRI: Of Friendship and Madness

    7 hours playtime

    6 of 43 achievements

  • Out There: Ω Edition

    72 minutes playtime

    0 of 64 achievements

  • Apocalipsis

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

  • The Crown of Leaves

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • Teleglitch: Die More Edition

    58 minutes playtime

    1 of 39 achievements

  • ARIDA: Backland's Awakening

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 23 achievements

  • We Were Here Together

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

  • There is no game : Wrong dimension

    4 hours playtime

    18 of 34 achievements

  • Unravel Two

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Sea of Solitude

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Spiritfarer

    9 hours playtime

    6 of 39 achievements

Finished in August(4-6)

After Witcher I just needed a couple of small games. So I spend a weekend finishing those little things:

  • Unravel

    15 hours playtime

    no achievements

Unravel

8/10

This game looks gorgeous. It’s one of the best looking platformers I ever seen. The gameplay is solid, the story is sweet, the mechanics are nice and unique, I enjoyed it very much. (And BTW. - feel humiliated by being jumpscared by a hamster)

  • The Franz Kafka Videogame

    3 hours playtime

    9 of 12 achievements

The Franz Kafka Videogame

5/10

I didn’t like it. It’s a puzzle game, and while there were some clever puzzles, too many of them relied on try and error, or reading developers mind. Also - not marking at all what you can click on is not a good way to increase difficulty of your game. The nail in the coffin was a letter shuffle puzzle, which was solvable only in english, even though the game is translated to several languages.

  • The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan

    3 hours playtime

    15 of 18 achievements

The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan

7/10

A HOPA. Well made, similar to every other HOPA. This one is about Roman mythology.

Finished in August(1-3)

I finished the biggest game in my backlog. And I’m tired, I need some small indie games right now.

  • Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    GOG

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY

9/10

Yes, i finished the Witcher. With all expansions. Boy, that was a ride. I don’t really have much to say - it’s awesome game with awesome writing. There are whole assays about it, so I don’t feel I need to write a big review. I’m not giving it 10/10, because of some minor problem with interface, and mostly, because it was randomly crashing 2-3 times a day. Looks like it don’t like something in my computer.

  • Evergarden

    10 hours playtime

    17 of 21 achievements

Evergarden

7/10

Interesting little puzzle game, in some cases similar to clasic board games. You have a little garden, and a few turns to spare. Each turn you can plant flowers, or fuze two flowers to make one with bigger level. You are getting points for those flowers and the goal is to get as big score as possible. You can also create special patterns of flower to help yourself. And that’s mostly all. There is a progress in story, but basically you need to have X amount of maximum level flowers to unlock next part of story, and you picking those from every game, so after a while it is getting a bit grindy. But all in all it was good fun.

  • There is no game : Wrong dimension

    4 hours playtime

    18 of 34 achievements

There is no game : Wrong dimension

9/10

I feel bad for this game. In any other month it would be my game of the month, but you know…. Witcher. It’s kind of adventure game, but very, very meta. It reminded me about Stanley Parable and Pony Island. It’s also really funny, mocking particular genres of games, and the riddles are not hard, but quite clever, and required you to think outside a box. All in all great little hidden gem.

July 2020

Last month I was playing non-Steam games and I managed to finish four of them. In the meantime Steamgifts algorithm decided, that I need some good fortune, and I won 4 games… So I’m stuck with my backlog. What’s more, I’m don’t think I will be able to finish more than 2-3 games in August. Why? Well, I’m a bit stuck with one white haired gentelman, his two swords, and a whoooooole bunch of monsters to slay. And I think this relationship will take a lot more of my precious time…

Best game of the month: Transistor

Beaten and completed games

  • A Hat in Time

    GOG

    7/10

  • Torchlight

    GOG

    4/10

  • Oneshot

    itchio

    8/10

  • Transistor

    Epic

    8/10

New games

  • Shadows: Awakening

    0 of 45 achievements

  • Styx: Shards of Darkness

    0 of 38 achievements

  • The Franz Kafka Videogame

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Rain World

    0 of 21 achievements

  • The Technomancer

    0 of 40 achievements

  • Fire: Ungh’s Quest

    0 of 27 achievements

  • 11-11 Memories Retold

    0 of 50 achievements

Finished in July(1-4)

I started my month of non-steam games and I finished four of them - form GOG, Epic and itchio. Mostly a bit older games, most of them very good. I will continue with this theme, although I don’t really know, what I want to play next :D .

  • A Hat in Time

    GOG

A Hat in Time

7/10

It’s very solid 3D platformer, colorful, enjoyable, not to easy, not to hard. I had very good time, although I didn’t finish the last bossfight. It just broke for me (my opponent disappeared), and I read that it is known issue and I should reload, go through the whole last level again and just hope it won’t happen again. Nope. I just watched the ending on you tube.

  • Torchlight

    GOG

Torchlight

4/10

Maybe this game was good when it came, but it is so boooooooooooooooring now. You are going through the dungeon and fight enemies. Again, again, again. I love some good hack and slashes, but here nothing was interesting. On normal mode game is incredibly easy, the skills are standard and boring, and the loot system is just broken. I think half of my equipment was sitting with me for half of the game, because I didn’t find anything better. The shops are completely useless, and so are the money. In the end I just ignored all the loot because it was no use for me.There were a few good ideas, like your pet, which could go to the town and just sell stuff for you, so you don’t need to go back and forth, but all in all it’s just boring Diablo clone, and there are much, much better games in this genre now.

  • Oneshot

    itchio

Oneshot

8/10

That was an interesting adventure game. I would say it is breaking forth wall, but it has no forth wall to begin with. You are straight up talking with your character, there are some riddles which are requiring you to search your computer, or move files, and your cheracter can feel sad, that you turn off the game and left her alone. All in all that’s very good, experimental game, and I totally understand it’s good rep.

  • Transistor

    Epic

Transistor

8/10

I really like Supergiant Games studio. Their games are always unique, and Transistor is no different. It has interesting combat, which is a mix between turn based and real time. It took me a while to understand it, but after that it was very fun. Beside that it has interesting world, story and characters. I still think, Bastion was a bit better, but I had great fun playing this game.

June 2020

Next month of sitting in home, working and playing games. I managed to finished 10 games, which should be a nice score, if I haven’t buy this huuuuuuge itchio bundle. No, I’m not going to play 1000 games, but I found 10 interesting titles, which I want to finish.

Because of that I’m declaring July Non-Steam month. I will finish some games from itchio, Gog, Epic, because those platforms have backlogs of their own.

I had a little problem with my “One big game a month” theme - Styx turned out to be a bit smaller than I expected. Still - it was on my “long games” list so - it’s counting.

Best game of the month: Outer Wilds

Beaten and completed games

  • Reventure

    7/10

    100 of 100 achievements

  • Koral

    7/10

    14 of 17 achievements

  • MO:Astray

    7/10

    16 of 25 achievements

  • Thermo Sudoku

    8/10

    no achievements

  • Styx: Master of Shadows

    8/10

    22 of 33 achievements

  • Sonic Generations

    8/10

    25 of 49 achievements

  • Outer Wilds

    9/10

    1 of 17 achievements

  • My Jigsaw Adventures - Roads of Life

    7/10

    27 of 31 achievements

  • Pikuniku

    6/10

  • Spring Falls

    8/10

New games

Itchio

  • Spring Falls

    itchio

  • Pikuniku

    itchio

  • Lyne

    itchio

  • Midboss

    itchio

  • The Stillness of the Wind

    itchio

  • Dreaming Sarah

    itchio

  • Verdant Skies

    itchio

  • Oneshot

    itchio

  • Walden

    itchio

  • Night in the Woods

    itchio

Others

  • MO:Astray

    8 hours playtime

    16 of 25 achievements

  • Unravel

    10 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Elmarion: Dragon time

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 6 achievements

  • Outer Wilds

    17 hours playtime

    1 of 17 achievements

  • Katamari Damacy REROLL

    67 minutes playtime

    2 of 21 achievements

  • My Jigsaw Adventures - Roads of Life

    7 hours playtime

    27 of 31 achievements

  • Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

    34 minutes playtime

    0 of 53 achievements

  • Armello

    3 hours playtime

    9 of 50 achievements

Finished in June(8-10)

The last part of games which I played in June. Including one absolutely awesome. Next month I think I will start my Non-Steam month - time to clean those itchio, Gog, and Epic games.

  • Pikuniku

    itchio

Pikuniku

6/10

Another pick from Itchio bundle. Heh… this game is ok, I guess. It’s a simple platformer, very basic, colorful, and meant mostly for kids. It’s very short, has simple story with a good massage for children, and beside that it’s not doing much more. I finished it in two seats, and propably will forget about it till the end of next month.

  • My Jigsaw Adventures - Roads of Life

    7 hours playtime

    27 of 31 achievements

My Jigsaw Adventures - Roads of Life

7/10

A jigsaw puzzles with a little story between pictures. It was a good fun. The story is basic, but fun enough, the pictures are pretty, you can tweak difficulty by messing with puzzles shapes and number. The only thing I was missing was the avaiability to rotate the puzzles. Here every piece is already in correct position.

  • Outer Wilds

    17 hours playtime

    1 of 17 achievements

Outer Wilds

9/10

This game is AWESOME. You are an alien, who wants to explore his alien Solar System. You have a rocket, 6 planets, some moons to explore, and around 20 minutes, before something will happen. You have also a little device which can translate texts from some ancient civilization which was living here 200 000 years ago, and that’s all. You need to roam through this system in 20 minutes loop (or shorter… it’s easy to fly into sun, and you are not fireproof), reading those messages and learning about the world and those aliens. You are slowly revealing the mystery, pieces the puzzles, and learn about mechanics of the game (for example - how to get to the bottom of the ocean, and avoid a huge current which will block you). And this exploration vibe was soooo good. The planets are very interesting and creative, and so are the puzzles. I like, that a lot of things you are learning through those texts, you also can easily find by luck, but they are juuuust hidden enough to foul you. I have only two problems with this game - at one point near the end I started to use a guide, because there are a few certain things you need to be very precise at, and I just gave up, and also the movement here, especially in low gravity, is a bit junky, and in the beginning I was dying by falling or crushing my ship too many times. But I don’t really care about that - this game is absolute must play for everyone, who like to discover lore and exploring in games