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🟢 20/22 Challenge 🟠
A few days ago I mentioned that I was fairly disappointed with my list of favourite games from last year, and this is mostly due to me going back to my old habits of playing a game for a while and then getting distracted by another one and not finishing most of the long games I try out. As a result, I’ve come up with maybe my most ambitious challenge yet, focusing mostly on unfinished games from previous years because, well, let’s just say I have a lot of good ones collecting dust in there (it’ll make more sense once you actually see the list).
While both the ABC (19/26) and Tag (5/13) challenges helped a bit with my backlog, I realized that not having any strict rules to them does make me kinda just play them whenever, and would likely still take years to finish off those lists despite having (mostly) things I really wanted to play in the first place - so for the first time, this challenge will also have a penalty for failing it :)
- First thing’s first, I have to finish 20/22 games on the list.
- Majority of the games must have been started before 2022 (initially wanted to make it 20 unfinished + 2 fresh games but this seemed a bit too restricting, so I’m allowing up to 5 untouched ones) - they also have to be some of the best games I have (either that I’ve been enjoying in case of unfinished ones, or things I’m looking forward to for the new ones)
- To add on the previous point, the new games must be at least 20 hours long (either on HLTB or VNDB - I normally try to do most side-stuff in games so I’ll likely use main + extra on HLTB - regardless, I won’t count any new games unless I get 20+ hours of playtime in them). Length doesn’t matter for previously started games, although most are much longer than 20 hours anyway.
- I can replace games as I see fit, but I am of course still limited to my unfinished list for most of them. I don’t expect to replace much, but I have to keep this rule in place in case of technical issues and such (e.g I stopped playing Will of the Wisps because I had a softlock - was it fixed since I last played? No clue)
- As the name of the challenge implies, I of course only have this year to finish it - if I don’t, I will be giving away one of my top 5 games of 2022 (or maybe other games of similar value, for those that might not be interested in the original pick).
That’s about it for the rules I think, I still haven’t made my mind whether I want to include non-steam backlog in this (seeing as I have several extremely long games on other platforms that I’d like to maybe play this year, such as AC: Odyssey on uplay, Spiritfarer on EGS or Muramasa on JAST). I will reserve the first post and add them there if I do decide to mix it up a bit, but I don’t think I’ll overcomplicate things.
Honestly, I wouldn’t particularly mind if I failed this but somehow ended up with a really good year of gaming just by trying to mostly keep up with this challenge - as long as I’ll have to actually think which games will make my top 8 this year instead of whatever happened in 2021, I’d be satisfied.
The List (Not finalized, but should be mostly correct.)
(06.01.2022 Edit: Added list with playtime for future reference.)
|Hours (Before/After)||Game Title||Status|
|(61h/??h)||Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition||Unfinished|
|(24h/100h+)||Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin||Beaten|
|(14h/47h)||NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...||Beaten|
|(14h/??h)||Tales of Arise||Unfinished|
|(24h/??h)||Horizon Zero Dawn||Unfinished|
|(3h/??h)||Shadow of the Tomb Raider||Unfinished|
|(8h/??h)||AI: The Somnium Files||Unfinished|
|(3h/??h)||Flowers -Le volume sur automne-||Unfinished|
|(10h/??h)||Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night||Unfinished|
|(1h/15h)||Wolfenstein: The New Order||Beaten|
|(0h/??h)||Cyanotype Daydream -The Girl Who Dreamed the World-||Unplayed|
|(0h/20h)||The Princess, the Stray Cat, and Matters of the Heart||Completed|
|(0h/??h)||Library of Ruina||Unplayed|
Skattered Fragments - #5
Less than a year between posts this time, progress!
Last year I posted my top 8 games of 2020 and I figured I might as well at least keep this tradition alive if I’m too lazy to actually write monthly/yearly/whatever reports. Same as last year, the only criteria to keep in mind is that I must have finished the game in 2021, hence why this list is a bit underwhelming to be honest.
All in all, while I’ve definitely played my decent share of good videogames this year, I am pretty disappointed that most of the titles on this list would be replaced by the honorary mentions down below. As a result, in the next few days I will be posting a new challenge I’ve made for myself which should hopefully end up with me having a much better top 8 for 2022, but we’ll see :)
📃 Tag Challenge #1 📃
Lengray’s Tag Challenge seemed like a decent way to trim the backlog a bit without having to find games for annoying letters (although I’m still working on the ABC plan), so I figured I might as well join in the fun. I also
yoinked borrowed the table formatting from Sheep 👀
Unlike for the ABC plan, I won’t be changing any of the games on the list, and I’ve also made it 13 tags instead of 12 just because Nioh 2 isn’t even released yet and it’s still technically part of my backlog, but I still felt like I was cheating by adding that one here :p
|3D Platformer||A Hat in Time||Beaten|
|Action||Darksiders Warmastered Edition||Unplayed|
|Bullet Hell||Gensokyo Night Festival||Unplayed|
|Difficult||West of Dead||Unplayed|
|Hack and Slash||METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE||Unplayed|
|Hunting||Horizon Zero Dawn™ Complete Edition||Unfinished|
|JRPG||Tales of Berseria||Beaten|
|Narration||Beyond: Two Souls||Beaten|
|Open World||Sunset Overdrive||Beaten|
|Souls-like||Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition||Unfinished|
|Stealth||Styx: Shards of Darkness||Unplayed|
|Visual Novel||Nurse Love Addiction||Completed|
Skattered Fragments - #4
It’s been a while, huh?
A bit over a year since my last post and I don’t really keep tracks of my statistics so I had no reason to make an “End of 2020” report, buuuuuuuut I did wanna talk a bit about some of my favourite games from last year And I definitely wasn’t buli’d by a couple of individuals into doing this haha, and you definitely can’t see one of them in the gif above as well haha :bloboctopussweat:
Anyway, I actually wanted to make a “worst games I’ve played” list initially but with 2020 being how it was, I figured I should maybe try to focus on the more positive side of things for once. The only criteria is that I must’ve finished the game in 2020, release date is irrelevant - without further ado, my top 8 (because reasons) games of 2020:
And that’s that. I’ve made some decent progress on my ABC plan since the last time I posted (now at 16/26), but maybe we’ll talk about that in my next yearly post. For now, here’s some honorable mentions for games that would’ve likely made the list but didn’t meet the criteria for one reason or another:
Skattered Fragments - #3
The start of my ABC Plan and some other stuff
I finally got around to starting an ABC Plan of my own just to have an extra push for some of the longer games in my backlog. Naturally, I started with some of the shortest ones on the list to kickstart the progress…… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Other games played/beaten:
I’ve decided to join in on this ABC Challenge as well. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while now but it was bugging me that I was missing several letters so I kept postponing it. For now I’m missing only “X”, so I replaced it with a numbered game I knew those math problems where I had to find x would come in handy one day.
The reason for starting this plan is that I have a bunch of really good long games that I never even started, so this will very likely take forever to complete. Of course, I didn’t have such games for every letter but yeah ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Priority of choosing was mostly as follow: Good, lengthy games -> SG wins -> Random games where I didn’t have anything better.
- All of the games must be untouched (idling from forever ago does not count, of course)
- I will be playing other games during the challenge
- I may swap a game if I acquire a better title for a certain letter (Up to a total of 10 times*, will keep that updated in a separate comment)
- No time limit, although I would like to finish this within 2-3 years at most.
- Order of the games does not matter
- Achievement completion is irrelevant, but I might take ending credits screenshots for the ones without achievements.
*The reason I would like to avoid swapping too many games is because it would go against the reasoning behind this particular plan. I only allow limited swapping due to certain letters having some not-so-great games.
That being said, I will probably start including progress for this challenge in my ‘Skattered Fragments’. Of course, the list below will be the first thing to get updated.
Skattered Fragments - #2
I had another roguelite/roguelike craze for the past couple of months so I somehow ended up beating fewer games than during the golden month alone but hey, any progress is still progress I suppose. I’ve also fixed my lack of VNs during the summer sale as I now backlogged another ~200 hours worth of reading or so yeah, that wasn’t a very bright idea :blobdogsweat:. Anyway, moving on to the actual games:
Other games played / beaten: Nioh: Complete Edition, Wizard of Legend, Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon, NieR:Automata, Dishonored 2
Skattered Fragments - #1
The first of.. who knows. I seem to have problems
writing about the games I play finding these fragments. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Anyway, hi there. I’m Skatr, some people might know me from discord, others might know me from that one little group, and most won’t know me at all :3<
I’ve been told about the Golden Month theme a.k.a the month where I realize I’m running low on visual novels worth reading - time to stock up this summer sale, I guess. so I figured I might as well make a post about it while I’m at it. It looked like a good time to go through some of the shorter games I’ve had installed since forever ago, so I ended up making some decent progress.
Anyway, enough blabbering - let’s get to the games.