I was going really good at the beginning of the month, and then I just . . . stopped. I'm currently getting ready to move across the globe, to Canada, so there won't be much gaming for a while, I'm assuming.
This month I'm back to making a post with multiple tabs, because I both acquired and played games! For a change! I haven't been playing much since the beginning of the year, (thanks to the last semester of university along with my senior thesis) but to keep things balanced I haven't been buying games either. But since the semester is over and I'm finally graduating, I thought I can indulge in a game or two--though, I bought only one and the rest were a gift from a friend for my birthday.Steam Library, June 2022:
No games to see, but I managed to finish "Community 3" and "Community 4" books of Coloring Pixels.
Non-steam honorable mentions:
Microsoft Solitaire Collection -- I'm back at playing Solitaire a few times a day, haha.
Ensemble Stars!! Music -- Okay. This one's not my fault. A really close friend of mine showed me the game and made me play it a few times on her account, and now I'm hooked. I've been playing it a lot since a few days even though I'm usually not into rhythm games at all... well, there's a first for everything I guess. But it's also eating into my gaming time.
It Takes Two
This is actually my second time playing the game, but the first time wasn't on my Steam account. (Shhh).
I really should start "clearing" games once again . . .
I added the two ARK games because they were free, but I don't intend to play them any time soon (or ever).
Another month of little to no gaming . . . except Coloring Pixels.
But, good thing is, I’m almost done with my senior thesis! After I complete that, and another paper that’s due 8th of June, I will be officially done with my bachelor’s degree.
I actually made a lot of progress this month! Completed . . . 8 different images, woo!
But most of my time in Coloring Pixels this month went into r/Place pack, which is proving to be difficult to progress in. I was hoping to complete the first image in May, but not even that got done. Still, for fun purposes, here's my progress at the end of May: https://imgur.com/a/FB1Neak
Life update: I have about a month before I need to submit my senior thesis, which should be around 11-12k words (or 40 pages double-spaced) … and I’m barely at 2k. If anyone is able to manifest things, please help me by manifesting my thesis … sobs. Honestly - no wonder I can barely play games.
Most of my time this month again went to Cozy Grove. They finally released a DLC, so there's more to do in the game other than collection & achievement hunting, and the Spring Festival is here so that means nice clothes, flowers, and ducklings! I also unlocked some of the new achievements, but still far away from 100%.
Cozy Grove - New Neighbears DLC
I also made some more progress in Coloring Pixels (about 4 hours?). Not much to see, but still a few images done. They added a new free DLC, (r/Place) so… This will never be done, but it's still nice to play once in a while since I don't have to think while playing it.
Coloring Pixels - r/Place Pack
The images in this are big so … who knows when I'll be done with it.
I was just 1 achievement away from getting 100%, and then they added even more achievements! The quest to perfecting Cozy Grove continues . . .
I didn’t play much else this month. I bought Lemon Cake, but then it turned out to be extremely repetitive and grindy, and not even the cute graphics was saving it, so I refunded it around the 2 hour mark. Since there is not much to say about my gaming, I will share a story from last month instead. So, I recently got accepted to a master’s program, and they require 3 documents before I can register as a student: certificate of graduation, transcript of records from my home university (1), & the transcript of records from the university where I spent a semester as an exchange student 2 years ago. Sounds easy, right? Haha . . . ha.
The catch is that the university (2) requires these to be “official copies”, which means hardcopy in a signed & sealed envelope. I contacted the university (3) where I went as an exchange student, but they sent me a PDF copy. When I asked for the “official copy”, they told me that it’s university 1’s responsibility to send it. I emailed back and forth with university 2 and 3 to hopefully get uni 3 to send a copy, but they did not change their position on this. So I contacted university 1’s International Office, but they also sent me a PDF copy. Then I contacted my department’s Senior Advisor, who told me to contact the Exchange Program Coordinator, who told me to contact the Registrar’s Office for the official transcript. R. O. told me they do not have transcripts for exchange programs, and told me to contact my department (which I had already done). Then Exchange Coordinator told me to contact the International Office, who then told me . . . they do not have the hardcopy of my transcript in my files. Ha . . .
But the story has a good ending! University 2 accepted a PDF copy to be emailed to them after this entire ordeal, thank god.
TL;DR Bureaucracy is hell and it took me a more than a week & 20+ emails to get a transcript mailed.
Ever since my older laptop died, I haven’t been playing games as much… and it shows lol. No completions, no additions – at least the backlog stayed the same. I played a bunch of Cozy Grove though, since it doesn’t require anything really. I can simply go around the island, collect materials, sell flowers, try to get the in-game collection activements for the sake of getting them. I will 100% this game! haha.
November & December 2021
Ever since my old laptop died, my gaming hours decreased drastically because I can't run many games on my current laptop, and my country's economy is on fire, so I won't be getting a new, more powerful set-up any time soon. Thankfully I can still play some games on GeforceNow, which helps add variety to my gaming from time to time. (I wish they had more games on it!)
New Games 2021:
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
I'm so close yet so far from getting 100% achievements in this game. Only 2 are left: playing in 4 seasons, which can be done but will take time (since the game runs in real time, and the remaining season is spring) & breaking 150 tools, which is near-impossible since I recently got breaking 50 tools achievement after… uh, 60+ hours of game play.
But it's a nice daily game, I play around 40-50 mins. in a single sitting max, and it doesn't bore me because of that. To me it's really relaxing, and it's a bonus that my laptop can run it without issues!
Help, I'm addicted.
I'm very new to this, I don't anything about it, and I already died once. Seems like it's going to be Fun.
House Flipper and its DLCs are from Epic Games Store, gifts are on Steam, and freebies are again the free games from Epic. Honestly I feel really spoiled--I received so many gifts from friends this year. Hopefully I'll have some time off from studies in the next month or so and I'll get to play more of it, otherwise I'll feel a bit guilty haha.
The Last Campfire
A friend gifted me this game and thankfully my laptop was able to run it. It was nice and cute, but the puzzles are not challenging at all. I don't mind easy puzzles but someone might.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Jaded gifted me this game! I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I will soon for sure.
… This month my old laptop died. Since then I’ve been using my second laptop, which is newer and not fit for gaming at all, so not much gaming was done in September. I’ve been playing Cozy Grove every morning (the laptop can handle that much) and using 1 free hour of GeforceNow every once in a while since a subscription is quite expensive for a service which doesn’t have a lot of games I’m interested in.
I bought Kena: Bridge of Spirits from Epic to play on GFN, so I’ve been busy with that. I’m taking it slow and having a lot of fun.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
And… that’s about it for this month.