Never played = never checked or touched it at all
Unfinished = missed some achievements and/or meaning to go back to it later
Beaten = completed without 100% achievements that i won’t bother to get
Completed = 100% achievements, finished game with no achievements, or games that i am “done” with (not interested in playing further)
Won’t play = either have dlc achievements that i don’t have, has broken achievements, or games that i don’t dare to play (horror games mostly)
I’m being lazy atm so I’m finding excuses not to
sleep play other games.
Yes, I finally finished this one. It's very addicting, I almost wanted to collect all shinies before finishing, but I realized that I have other games to play so…
On the downside, it's very slow paced and grindy, especially post-game. Not for everyone. It got a lot of contents tho and it's a good time sink.
It's alright. I didn't enjoy the story at first since it's so slow-paced (I hate unnecessary talk), but it turns out ok in the end. I like how your decision can change the future and how easy it is to change it. The cons is that it can be too vague to find the perfect ending (I was sure I didn't change anything on one character yet their ending suddenly changed to the perfect ending one).
Again, it's alright. I don't particularly like the cooking - I like minigames, but this one seems to be confusing at first, and then later on it becomes dragging too much. Luckily, it's optional. I like how you can ride animals to travel, but you can't talk to the characters while riding the animals so you have to constantly get down, and it takes time.
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery
I think this is the best game I played this month…? I like how smooth the animation is. Sometimes I got stuck on the puzzle because they hardly give any hints, but it's easy enough once you think about it for a while. I also like the puzzle design.
Spirit Of The Island
For the third time, it's alright. I like the beginning; It kept me busy because there are so many things to do, but then I started to run out of things to do in… fall, I think? Then things went downhill from there.
The broken achievements makes out the most of it, tbh. One version (the one I played, they got 2 executables) don't spawn bugs at all that is needed for one achievement, while the other achievement is completely broken. Not to mention that the dev kept on saying anything odd that I mentioned as "it's not a bug". I don't get it at all… Well, at least they wanted to do something in the next build so maybe there's hope? Hopefully the dev catches on (I'm pretty sure I talked to a publisher that know no coding at all) and fixed it tbh…
The Stillness of the Wind
No, it's not alright. It's… I don't know what to describe this game. I didn't know what it wants to convey.
Okay, maybe I lied. I kinda know the premise, but I'm not getting it. It's boring and I didn't get the full story since I kept on missing the traveling merchant that comes to your home every day since he's easy to miss if you are not paying attention to him. Well, I just hoped the game will end soon when I played it. Luckily, it's not that long…
Not a lot of great games last month. I’m exhausted. Temtem and Spirit of the Island took most of my playtime. Even though I enjoyed them when I played it, I ended up burned out from playing all of these… Not to mention after finishing Disco Elysium that I just finished, but that’s for next month’s report.
Well, I think I’ll take a break for December. I know I still got some wins/gifts to play, but I want to play other games that doesn’t seem to be mind-numbing first. I played too many of those games last month… I’ll still alternate it between my wins/gifts, though. There shouldn’t be a lot of them left.
See you later.
Can’t remember what I played last month tbh, but here goes.
The King's Heroes
It's an idle game where you start a battle royale game and wait until it ends. You just stand and watch the whole game. I don't know what's the fun in that.
Only 2 games this month because I spent the rest of the month playing Temtem. I’m about to finish the story, but completing it will take more time…
See you later.
Tales of Vogar - Lost Descendants
A nice short RPG Maker game. I like that it has limited number of enemies.
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist
Can't remember much about this game, but it's okay, I guess. Don't like how I had to restart and reinstall it several times to 100% it, though.
I finally finished it!!!
I hate to get the achievement of checking view from all cameras, it eats up most of my playtime. I also hate several part of the end game since the characters seem to come out of nowhere and the camera control is not that good. Otherwise, it's an okay stealth game.
Don't like how I have to listen to all of the dialogues (both mandatory and optional) in the game, though. I prefer to read rather than listening to audio since they tend to be very slow and I felt like wasting my time hearing all of that to the end.
The Adventure Pals
Shalnor Legends 2: Trials of Thunder
Getting 100% requires a bit of grind, but otherwise, it is an okay Zelda-like game. The control's a bit stiff, though.
Sentience: The Android's Tale
Tbh, I'm disappointed. It's just soo boring and slow.
It's an okay game, I guess. I like the concept of leveling up your skill and stuff, but the game is way too simple for such mechanic. I didn't get the chance to max everything…
I wish it just stopped after it published itself on mobile devices. It's way too simple for a pc game and it breaks my mouse since it took a lot of grind to 100% it. Rip my mouse…
Life is Strange 2
Planned to rush this one to get in PoP top 25, but I guess I can't really rush when I played games… I always stop and check for everything. It's a nice "raising your brother simulator" game. But honestly, I like that part about teaching your brother to do the right thing while trying to survive yourself, except that there are so many questions that I want to raise about the unrealistic story which shouldn't happen in the first place.
Okay, hopefully I manage to start Temtem this month. Really wants to get it done since that’s the only win that I haven’t touch for months… I also got another win that I stopped playing since I had to rush Life is Strange 2, but I’ll get to it right after this.
If you haven't play it, play it now. It can be grindy, especially if you want to 100% the game (not achievements), though.
Too short and too confusing to progress. Yes, I hate walking simulators.
Sweet Lily Dreams
It's actually not that bad but the enemies are too bulky for my taste.
Cat Quest II
I like this game. Everything is just perfect. I'll be waiting for their third game.
Now I’m still debating whether to play Temtem or finish my other wins/gifts… I also still got some of my PoP picks left this month…
See you later.
The first thing that comes to mind when I posted this is… what did I even play last month… did I even play games?
i enjoyed this a lot. i wonder why it doesn't get much attention. the combo gameplay is perfect, and i liked the action put in it.
tbh, i already played this in the past so i sorta know what to expect. i liked it. i had to restart around twice so i'm not that keen on getting the other ending, though.
The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie Video Game
much to my surprise, i actually liked it. i like how they put collectibles as a focus and have some of them available only if you use certain characters/powerups
Scrap Garden - The Day Before
for a free game, it's okay. it's also short.
it's too grindy and enemy are just too many for my taste.
Oh, it turns out that I played a lot. This month, I’ll be stuck on CrossCode and my other several wins from SG.
See you later.
Might as well do this early. I didn’t finish a lot of games anyway.
The Flame in the Flood
I was actually reluctant to try it because it's a roguelike game, but people have been picking it for PoP twice so I thought it's time to give it a try, and I'm glad I did. I enoyed it.
You talk to your customers and fix gadgets. I like these kinds of visual novels with multiple endings so I enjoyed it a lot.
Wait… only two? Yeah, I didn’t play much this month… They took a long time to finish, though. As for Dynopunk, it’s mostly because I also made a guide and tried to list all of possible outcomes. There’s a lot to list.
Anyway, that’s all for this month. See you later.
I keep on forgetting to write this…
It has a nice story but the bugs are just too troublesome, especially if you want to 100% it.
Can't find anything appealing from it except for its cute visuals.
I always like simplistic puzzle games so this is a no brainer. I can't seem to figure out how to solve the difficult ones without trial and error, though.
I like the story. I can only read visual novels quickly if the wording are easy to understand and flow smoothly, and this is one of those games that have it.
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! - Spud Tales: Journey to Olympus
You know what? I forgot to write the review for this game until I decided to write this BLAEO post, hahah. I just wrote that one. It's an okay game if you're into RPG Maker games.
I just wrote almost all of that and accidentally closed the tab when I wrote the last review so I’m not in the mood writing more, so…
See you later.
Honestly, I was planning not to make a post this month, but decided to anyway since I hate playing Blacksad. Yes, I’m looking for an excuse not to play it and making this post is the best reasoning I can come up with.
That being said, I decided to learn to ride a bicycle. Still not getting any success after 3 short sessions, but I think I almost got it the last time. I managed to get both of my feet on the pedal without any help, although I shortly lose balance afterward. I’m gonna give it another try tomorrow. Wish me luck!
The Secret Order 6: Bloodline
The Vision Of The Ant
It was okay, but it was too grindy and repetitive for my taste. Maybe I'm more comfortable with Pokémon's style of monster capture games instead of a randomized one like this.
The Legend of Tango
Not worth it. It's 50% advertisement 50% real life experience turned into fantasy type of story.
Amihailu in Dreamland
I didn't believe it was made in RPG Maker. The artworks are great. The puzzles might be confusing sometimes, but I still enjoyed it for the given price (which is free).
It was okay. It's not the best action-adventure game - combat is stiff, bosses are too easy, but at least it does its job well.
Take the Dream IX
I didn't like the puzzles. I didn't get it most of the time.
Aperture Desk Job
From this game I realized that you will mostly play Steam Deck offline, and that causes my playtime to not sync. So I can't even post my review unless I idle my playtime, which I'm too lazy to do. The "game" is mostly just a tech demo. It's just a boring thing where you have to press what you are being asked to do, with some unskippable, slow cutscenes in between. I didn't get the story (and the joke) somehow so I didn't really enjoy it.
I know, I mostly played short games last month. I don’t think I could play as much as I could this month either, but at least I’m aiming to finish the PoP challenge at least. I’m on my second medium game (Blacksad), and I’m sure will try to finish the short ones as well.
See you later.
Wait- It’s April already? Honestly, I almost forgot for a second.
Before we begin, I would like to say sorry for the broken formatting on my last 3 reviews. It was posted around when Steam has a formatting error and I couldn’t fix it atm since Steam community banned me right after it was fixed because they found me upvoting a review 1-2 years ago that they recently decided to ban. Ridiculous, I know. But what can I do. I’m currently writing a ticket to Support, but I don’t expect much from them.
12 Labours of Hercules II: The Cretan Bull
The Test: Secrets of the Soul
Uhh… It feels like an online personality test, but it takes too long to get the result.
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
I actually didn't know that you need its DLC to 100% it. I ended up buying the DLC since I enjoyed the game and it's cheap enough. Still got no chance to play it, though. Still need to finish my wins/gifts.
As for the game, it's a shop management game like Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale minus the haggling and dungeon delving. I actually like shop management game that focuses on the shop part like this so I enjoyed it.
Aaah. I don't know, I just didn't enjoy playing it. Didn't realize that it was the same dev that did Oxenfree (my review) until I run the game - it looks so similar. People talk a lot like how it is in real life, which is what I like and hate about the game. The game gets tedious and boring to me, though. I just hate the long walk and chatter.
12 Labours of Hercules III: Girl Power
I finally finished all 3 games from this series that I got some months ago. I enjoyed them all - they feel like the same thing with different level layouts.
Super Duper Party Pooper
PoP cycle was almost ending so I ditched all of my wins/gifts and rushed to my PoP picks. I at least want to finish all short and medium games - I did finish 2 games a few months ago, but I felt bad for only finishing the bare minimum (plus I want to try this game).
I hate the game at first. It feels like a cheap game with its model and the mechanic relies too much on muscle memory and memorization (especially the throwing poo part). But it ends up becoming repetitive after a few tries - I could finish all levels easily after all of that failures. The repetition might be repetitive, but they keep on introducing new gameplay to make it more challenging. It's not to the point that I want to perfect the game (in fact, I'm too lazy to redo the levels after I got every achievement associated to that level), but at least I'm not that bored finishing everything.
Yep, this is my other medium PoP picks. I'm glad I started this one. I thought I have lost touch with point-and-click games since the last one I tried doesn't feel engaging (I dropped playing Day of the Tentacle Remastered when I tried it in Game Pass months ago). It turns out that it's just the matter of the story. Most point-and-click has empty progression that was meant to progress the game, but Anna's Quest is a bit different so I was still hooked to it until the end. Plus, it isn't as hard as other Daedalic games.
Well, a new PoP cycle just popped up, and as you expect, I still got some wins/gifts this month. I thought I would be able to finish them all on March, but it seems I overestimated my capacity.
On the good side, I just bought a Steam Deck. I’m going to move back and forth to stay between 2 places a lot so I thought it would be better to get it instead of bringing my brick laptop. I was planning to make a whole post about it, but then I realized that this site is more for slaying backlog rather than sharing about my purchase. That being said, I ended up spending some of my time tinkering with my deck instead of playing games (I still am), so I didn’t manage to do much last month.
I also plan to spend some time into taking care of my health so I won’t be able to play as often, though. I realized that my lifestyle is too unhealthy these past few years and I need to get some exercise in. I’m not sure how I’ll fit everything in, but I’ll do my best.
Anyway, see you later.
Sorry, I have been busy lately. And yep, I’m still on my wins/gifts this month. Unlike my previous expectation, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to finish them all by the end of the month.
a racing game with a longboard. control is different from other racing games and can take some time to used to, but once you get used to it, it is a relaxing game. don't think it's worth it to play until you reach that point, though. and there are 2 broken achievements.
The Turing Test
nice portal-like game. i didn't know about the turing test before so i liked the dialogues, but the ending is just too disappointing.
Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator
a game that overstayed its welcome. i liked the mechanic at the beginning, but the end game is just a no.
and no, it's more of a "making potion" game rather than shop simulator game. you need to make a path with your ingredients to reach where the potions are.
The Tale of a Common Man
just a mediocre rpg maker game.
Smoke and Sacrifice
Cthulhu Saves the World
That’s all for now. I’m going to continue finishing my wins/gifts again this month.
See you later.