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The real reason I have made progress on my backlog (look at that trend line):


2021 Q1 Review

Steam reviews are up for these games.

  • Shell Shuffle

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Valheim

    114 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Skyland: Heart of the Mountain

    3 hours playtime

    16 of 16 achievements

  • Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep

    3 hours playtime

    27 of 27 achievements

  • Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow

    4 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

  • King's Heir: Rise to the Throne

    3 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

  • Path of Sin: Greed

    3 hours playtime

    16 of 16 achievements

  • Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death

    3 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

I just cannot help myself when I see a HOG bundle ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Maybe I will have more willpower next time … is something I keep saying to myself.

2021 Q1 Review

Steam reviews are up for most of these games.

I had been playing fewer games so I stopped posting monthly. I probably should have posted in February considering I played (and completed) 10 HOGs and a few others. I am currently playing 2 (very) different games.

  • Shell Shuffle

    99 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Valheim

    29 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Megaquarium

    44 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

  • Spiritfarer

    43 hours playtime

    39 of 39 achievements

  • Project Highrise

    24 hours playtime

    87 of 88 achievements

  • The Monster Inside

    17 minutes playtime

    0 of 7 achievements

  • Think To Die

    78 minutes playtime

    11 of 11 achievements

  • Bomber Crew

    3 hours playtime

    3 of 30 achievements

  • Woven

    5 hours playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Tacoma

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Ghost Files 2: Memory of a Crime

    3 hours playtime

    23 of 23 achievements

  • Uncharted Tides: Port Royal

    3 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

  • The Secret Order 7: Shadow Breach

    4 hours playtime

    32 of 32 achievements

  • The Secret Order 8: Return to the Buried Kingdom

    3 hours playtime

    32 of 32 achievements

  • Endless Fables 4: Shadow Within

    3 hours playtime

    30 of 30 achievements

  • Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

    4 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

  • Family Mysteries 3: Criminal Mindset

    3 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

  • Persian Nights 2: The Moonlight Veil

    4 hours playtime

    31 of 31 achievements

  • The Myth Seekers 2: The Sunken City

    4 hours playtime

    28 of 28 achievements

  • Demon Hunter 5: Ascendance

    4 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

  • Fox! Hen! Bag!

    12 minutes playtime

    6 of 6 achievements

  • Plastris

    3 hours playtime

    40 of 40 achievements

  • Vendetta - Curse of Raven's Cry

    15 hours playtime

    14 of 52 achievements

  • Equilinox

    12 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Life is Strange 2

    22 hours playtime

    46 of 46 achievements

  • The Signal From Tölva

    77 minutes playtime

    3 of 42 achievements

2020 Q4 Review

Steam reviews are up for some of these games.

I have not had much time to play lately, but below are the ones I have been able to spend at least some time with. It also seems to be the case that I need to start planning my next build:

  • MewnBase

    24 hours playtime

    20 of 21 achievements

  • Planet Explorers

    39 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

  • Perfect Vermin

    37 minutes playtime

    4 of 10 achievements

  • Megaquarium

    26 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • TARTARUS

    15 minutes playtime

    1 of 8 achievements

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    8 minutes playtime

    0 of 99 achievements

Steam reviews are up for most of these games.

  • Forge Quest

    67 minutes playtime

    3 of 49 achievements

  • Graveyard Keeper

    134 hours playtime

    83 of 83 achievements

  • Littlewood

    43 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Life is Strange 2

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 46 achievements

Someone kindly sent me a gift copy of Forge Quest, unfortunately I found it boring and have not found a reason to continue playing it.

I finished the Graveyard Keeper DLC, but have it installed still in the hopes that maybe another will be announced sometime around Halloween. That probably will not happen, but I can hope.

Littlewood was fun for some time but was quite shallow.

Life is Strange 2 had a good start and I will probably pick up the rest of the series at a good discount.

Steam reviews are up for all of these games.

I have played a lot of demos over the past few months, they really help confirming which games go to the wishlist and which ones can be ignored. Other than that, I finished up my Summer Sale purchases and played a few free games.

  • ISLANDERS

    5 hours playtime

    26 of 26 achievements

  • Surviving Mars

    84 hours playtime

    52 of 70 achievements

  • Puzlogic

    22 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

  • The Caribbean Sail

    67 hours playtime

    29 of 29 achievements

  • Graveyard Keeper

    125 hours playtime

    62 of 83 achievements

  • </ul>

May 2020

Steam reviews are up for all of these games.

I re-completed a few games, played several demos (not listed), and have started playing summer sale purchases.

  • Hidden Folks

    11 hours playtime

    8 of 8 achievements

  • What Never Was

    38 minutes playtime

    6 of 6 achievements

  • Disturbed

    69 minutes playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

  • Whateverland: Prologue

    58 minutes playtime

    7 of 7 achievements

  • The Caribbean Sail

    67 hours playtime

    40 of 40 achievements

  • Blind Love

    78 minutes playtime

    6 of 6 achievements

  • Hero of the Kingdom: The Lost Tales 1

    3 hours playtime

    26 of 26 achievements

  • Agatha Knife

    7 hours playtime

    30 of 30 achievements

  • Puzlogic

    2 hours playtime

    3 of 17 achievements

  • </ul>

May 2020

Steam reviews are up for all of these games.

I picked up a few games from my wishlist and explored some other free items this month.

  • FRAMED Collection

    4 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

  • Undead Horde

    14 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

  • The Gardens Between

    3 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

  • a Museum of Dubious Splendors

    43 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • In the Pause Between the Ringing

    31 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • The Indifferent Wonder of an Edible Place

    39 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • The Flood

    8 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • CAYNE

    4 hours playtime

    15 of 15 achievements

  • Red Planet Farming

    6 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

5% won't play
40% beaten
54% completed

Backlog Assassinated

After more than 3 years of dedication to my backlog I finally made it. During this time, I discovered some really great games (along with several awful ones). My expectations for, and perception of, games has grown and changed - hopefully for the better. I intend to make less mistakes in the games I choose, while still taking enough chances to find some hidden gems.

Steam reviews are up for all of these games.

First, I addressed the final unplayed game in my library, which had just appeared. This encouraged me to go back and complete the previously “beaten” game.

  • Super Bit Blaster XL

    6 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

  • Bit Blaster XL

    8 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

Next, I took out the remaining unfinished games. This went faster then expected because many ended up in the “won’t play” category - there was a reason I stopped playing them in the first place.

  • Defend Your Life

    18 hours playtime

    20 of 20 achievements

  • Big Pharma

    47 hours playtime

    18 of 25 achievements

  • Pillars of Eternity

    9 hours playtime

    0 of 48 achievements

  • Door Kickers

    12 hours playtime

    20 of 43 achievements

  • FORCED

    8 hours playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Gryphon Knight Epic

    13 hours playtime

    43 of 70 achievements

  • Life is Hard

    6 hours playtime

    16 of 31 achievements

  • Mushroom 11

    10 hours playtime

    0 of 35 achievements

  • NO THING

    5 hours playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Waveform

    2 hours playtime

    6 of 65 achievements

  • The Last Tinker: City of Colors

    6 hours playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

I then decided to check out this free game I had been waiting to try.

  • Kyle is Famous

    3 hours playtime

    25 of 58 achievements

Finally, I noticed a previously “completed” game had several new updates and many more achievements. I will play this some more, but do not expect to 100% it again.

  • Pictopix

    34 hours playtime

    18 of 34 achievements

Total Progress:

5.5% won't play
40% beaten
54.5% completed

One Year Ago:

2.7% won't play
14.5% never played
4.8% unfinished
27.6% beaten
50.3% completed

Two Years Ago:

3.5% won't play
24.8% never played
7.1% unfinished
23.0% beaten
41.7% completed

Earliest Tracked Progress (2017 June Report):

8% won't play
22% never played
19% unfinished
18% beaten
32% completed

March Review

Steam reviews are up for all of these games.

Just as I think I am approaching the end of my “never played” collection a new game shows up out of nowhere 😠️! I will address that game and begin my review of “unfinished” this coming month.

  • This Is the Police

    27 hours playtime

    8 of 10 achievements

  • Train Valley

    14 hours playtime

    30 of 39 achievements

  • Tribal Pass

    3 hours playtime

    10 of 14 achievements

  • Tropico 5

    23 hours playtime

    24 of 70 achievements

  • Tulpa

    4 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

  • Turmoil

    11 hours playtime

    17 of 31 achievements

  • Ultimate General: Gettysburg

    13 hours playtime

    3 of 3 achievements

  • Unepic

    31 hours playtime

    40 of 57 achievements

  • Unmechanical

    6 hours playtime

    14 of 17 achievements

  • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

Total Progress:

4% won't play
0.2% never played
3% unfinished
39% beaten
54% completed

One Year Ago:

2.6% won't play
15.6% never played
5.6% unfinished
26.6% beaten
49.7% completed

Two Years Ago:

4.9% won't play
17.5% never played
16.7% unfinished
20.6% beaten
40.3% completed

February Review

Steam reviews are up for all of these games.

Most of the month went toward Two Point Hospital, which was great. After about 50 hours though, it started to feel more tedious than fun. At this point, I do not plan to get the DLCs or try for all the stars.

A few new games added, but I continue to make slow and steady progress.

  • The Darkside Detective

    8 hours playtime

    30 of 30 achievements

  • Evergarden

    16 hours playtime

    19 of 21 achievements

  • Two Point Hospital

    51 hours playtime

    21 of 40 achievements

  • The First Tree

    3 hours playtime

    7 of 14 achievements

  • Niche - a genetics survival game

    2 hours playtime

    2 of 31 achievements

  • The Hive

    14 hours playtime

    29 of 39 achievements

  • The Mims Beginning

    10 hours playtime

    18 of 35 achievements

Total Progress:

4% won't play
2% never played
2% unfinished
38% beaten
54% completed

One Year Ago:

2.5% won't play
16.7% never played
5.4% unfinished
26.1% beaten
49.3% completed

Two Years Ago:

5.7% won't play
18.2% never played
16.1% unfinished
20.9% beaten
39.1% completed
Statistics
631 games (+1 not categorized yet)
0% never played
0% unfinished
38% beaten
55% completed
7% won't play