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


July Review

Steam reviews are up for all of these games.

  • Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut

    6 hours playtime

    23 of 53 achievements

  • 12 Labours of Hercules III: Girl Power

    9 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

  • 12 Labours of Hercules IV: Mother Nature

    10 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

  • 12 Labours of Hercules V: Kids of Hellas

    11 hours playtime

    23 of 23 achievements

  • AdvertCity

    8 hours playtime

    35 of 65 achievements

  • Milkmaid of the Milky Way

    2 hours playtime

    6 of 6 achievements

  • Broforce

    18 hours playtime

    9 of 17 achievements

  • Frederic: Resurrection of Music Director's Cut

    2 hours playtime

    13 of 25 achievements

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  • Empire of the Gods

    8 hours playtime

    15 of 15 achievements

  • Dwarfs!?

    2 hours playtime

    11 of 29 achievements

  • Gnomoria

    16 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Gods Will Be Watching

    7 hours playtime

    4 of 35 achievements

Total Progress:

3% won't play
11% never played
4% unfinished
31% beaten
51% completed

One Year Ago:

3.1% won't play
22.2% never played
6.5% unfinished
23.9% beaten
44.3% completed

Two Years Ago:

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

June Review

Steam reviews are up for almost all of these games.

  • Rituals

    87 minutes playtime

    7 of 7 achievements

  • Particulars

    9 hours playtime

    26 of 63 achievements

  • Sector Six

    12 hours playtime

    39 of 140 achievements

  • Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

    6 hours playtime

    20 of 20 achievements

  • Namariel Legends: Iron Lord Premium Edition

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Savage Lands

    9 hours playtime

    14 of 20 achievements

  • Grow Home

    9 hours playtime

    7 of 26 achievements

  • Violett

    10 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

Total Progress:

2.9% won't play
13.1% never played
3.8% unfinished
29.4% beaten
50.8% completed

One Year Ago:

3.2% won't play
22.3% never played
6.6% unfinished
23.8% beaten
44.1% completed

Two Years Ago:

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

May Review

Steam reviews are up for almost all of these games.

  • Plague Inc: Evolved

    35 hours playtime

    121 of 199 achievements

  • Portal 2

    15 hours playtime

    27 of 51 achievements

  • Democracy 3

    11 hours playtime

    34 of 42 achievements

  • LIMBO

    5 hours playtime

    11 of 13 achievements

  • Bit Blaster XL

    8 hours playtime

    14 of 17 achievements

  • Dead Island

    6 hours playtime

    3 of 48 achievements

  • Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

    9 hours playtime

    10 of 14 achievements

Unfortunately I cannot write a Steam review for Dead Island. I do not have the definitive version because I got this for free or in a cheap bundle. As much as I do not want to add another game to the “won’t play” list, this strongly qualifies for it.

It is like the developers wanted to make Dying Light, but did not have the budget or support so they just made it with everything worse. I suppose I should be thankful they got a second chance and did a much better job when they actually made Dying Light.

Maybe I would have spent some more time with it had I not already finished Dying Light, but the time I spent was unenjoyable and that’s not how I want to spend my time.

I also got a chance to test out Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD which is a nice little point and click. Steam is still learning about it so it will take some time before it shows up here.

Total Progress:

2.9% won't play
13.6% never played
4.5% unfinished
28.7% beaten
50.3% completed

One Year Ago:

3.5% won't play
23.8% never played
6.8% unfinished
23.8% beaten
42.2% completed

April Review

Steam reviews are up for almost all of these games.

  • Romopolis

    13 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

  • Megapolis

    10 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

  • Star Sky 2 - ブルームーン2

    6 hours playtime

    29 of 29 achievements

  • Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™

    40 hours playtime

    47 of 74 achievements

  • Balrum

    25 hours playtime

    21 of 42 achievements

  • Lifeless Planet

    12 hours playtime

    14 of 15 achievements

  • The Caribbean Sail

    46 hours playtime

    29 of 29 achievements

  • Plague Inc: Evolved

    12 hours playtime

    35 of 199 achievements

I do not have much to write that my reviews have not already covered. The Caribbean Sail had another nice update which added a few achievements as well. I played through the game again for the fun of it, and grabbed screenshots which I had not before. The fantasy update should be coming soon which is expected to be one of the final and larger updates. I am sure I will be playing more of this game in the future too.

Total Progress:

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

One Year Ago:

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

March Review

Steam reviews are up for all of these games (even though I am not done with Shadow of Mordor yet).

  • Kingdoms and Castles

    17 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Valley

    16 hours playtime

    30 of 30 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization V

    9 hours playtime

    20 of 286 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    26 hours playtime

    35 of 241 achievements

  • Runic Rampage

    12 hours playtime

    31 of 31 achievements

  • Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™

    18 hours playtime

    17 of 74 achievements

I completed Runic Rampage and as the developer promised after 90 reviews (I was #90) they would add more achievements to the game. I just completed it a second time.
I may play a bit more Civ and I could see myself playing a lot more if I did not own more than 500 games.
I finally have the disk space available to install Shadow of Mordor so I have started that. Combat is complicated but I am started to get used to it.

In the end, a good month because I finished more games than I added - which has less to do with the progress I made this month and more to do with the fact that I only added 1 game.

Total Progress:

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

One Year 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. Clearly I posted too soon as I have finished 2 more games (I had not expected to). I have added them in below.

Master of Orion took most of my month, but I managed to finish a few other games in the end.

  • Master of Orion

    97 hours playtime

    98 of 102 achievements

  • Tooth and Tail

    12 hours playtime

    17 of 38 achievements

  • Queen's Quest 4: Sacred Truce

    5 hours playtime

    24 of 24 achievements

  • Endless Fables 2: Frozen Path

    3 hours playtime

    28 of 28 achievements

  • Endless Fables 3: Dark Moor

    4 hours playtime

    31 of 31 achievements

  • Chronicles of Magic: Divided Kingdoms

    4 hours playtime

    27 of 27 achievements

  • AntVentor

    3 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • Herald: An Interactive Period Drama

    6 hours playtime

    27 of 27 achievements

  • My Brother Rabbit

    4 hours playtime

    30 of 30 achievements

Total Progress:

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

One Year Ago:

5.7% won't play
18.2% never played
16.1% unfinished
20.9% beaten
39.1% completed

January Review

Steam reviews are up for most games, more to come soon.

Regions of Ruin is really fun. I got it just before the Winter Sale and have no regrets.
Master of Orion needs some polish, but it has what I was looking for.

Game Achievements Playtime This Month Playtime Total
Regions Of Ruin
100% (20 of 20) about 21 hours about 21 hours
Master of Orion
26% (26 of 102) about 16 hours about 16 hours
Block'hood
66% (26 of 39) about 11 hours about 12 hours
Gemini Rue
100% (15 of 15) about 10 hours about 10 hours
Hero of the Kingdom III
100% (57 of 57) about 9 hours about 9 hours
Political Animals
82% (23 of 28) about 8 hours about 8 hours
Headliner: NoviNews
100% (57 of 57) about 8 hours about 8 hours
Noir Chronicles: City of Crime
100% (20 of 20) about 4 hours about 4 hours
Demon Hunter 4: Riddles of Light
100% (22 of 22) about 3 hours about 3 hours
Lost Grimoires 3: The Forgotten Well
100% (13 of 13) about 3 hours about 3 hours
Fire
100% (27 of 27) about 3 hours about 4 hours
The Way of Life Free Edition
about 1 hour about 1 hour
AntVentor Broken
0% (0 of 13) 27 minutes 27 minutes

Total Progress:

2.6% won't play
17.3% never played
5.3% unfinished
26.2% beaten
48.6% completed

One Year Ago:

6.3% won't play
19.2% never played
16.2% unfinished
20.2% beaten
38.2% completed

December Review

Steam reviews should be posted for all games I have finished.

Game Achievements Playtime This Month Playtime Total
Rise of the Tomb Raider
43% (61 of 143) about 14 hours about 37 hours
Toki Tori 2+
71% (27 of 38) about 13 hours about 13 hours
Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure
100% (37 of 37) about 10 hours about 10 hours
Hexologic
100% (11 of 11) about 10 hours about 10 hours
Mindsight
100% (18 of 18) about 10 hours about 19 hours
Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler
100% (15 of 15) about 4 hours about 4 hours
Little Briar Rose
100% (17 of 17) about 3 hours about 3 hours
MirrorMoon EP
60% (6 of 10) about 3 hours about 3 hours
Block'hood
8% (3 of 39) 34 minutes 34 minutes
Lara Croft GO Broken
0% (0 of 17) 34 minutes 34 minutes
The Mirror Lied
29 minutes 29 minutes

At the end of the month, slightly further behind compared to last month, still progress for the year.

Total Progress:

2.6% won't play
18.1% never played
5.9% unfinished
25.5% beaten
47.9% completed

One Year Ago:

7.3% won't play
20.4% never played
16.3% unfinished
19.4% beaten
36.5% completed

November Review

I still have some Steam reviews to write, but here is what I did last month:

Game Achievements Playtime In November Playtime Total
Rise of the Tomb Raider
27% (38 of 143) about 22 hours about 24 hours
Dungeons 3
100% (60 of 60) about 20 hours about 44 hours
Mindsight
83% (15 of 18) about 9 hours about 10 hours
Twickles
100% (9 of 9) about 8 hours about 8 hours
Zeus Quest Remastered
100% (26 of 26) about 5 hours about 5 hours
Rumu
76% (13 of 17) about 3 hours about 3 hours
Tomb Raider
70% (35 of 50) about 3 hours about 34 hours
Modern Tales: Age of Invention
100% (24 of 24) about 3 hours about 3 hours
Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child
100% (13 of 13) about 2 hours about 2 hours
Lines X
100% (590 of 590) about 2 hours about 2 hours

I have been going through and deleting games from my profile I know I will not play, so my numbers are better than my actual progress.

Total Progress:

2.7% won't play
17.6% never played
5.9% unfinished
25.8% beaten
48.0% completed

One Year Ago:

7.3% won't play
20.4% never played
16.7% unfinished
19.2% beaten
36.5% completed

October Review

  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm

    12 hours playtime

    34 of 34 achievements

  • AER Memories of Old

    5 hours playtime

    20 of 20 achievements

  • Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story

    2 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

  • Braveland

    4 hours playtime

    21 of 21 achievements

  • The Revenge of Johnny Bonasera: Episode 2

    2 hours playtime

    9 of 9 achievements

  • The Tiny Bang Story

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Sol Trader

    16 hours playtime

    24 of 38 achievements

  • Dungeons 3

    23 hours playtime

    33 of 60 achievements

Life is Strange Before the Storm - It could have been better, it could have been worse - I guess it is hard to impossible to meet expectations.
AER - A nice, unique 3rd-person exploration/adventure where the protagonist can turn into a bird to fly from floating island to floating island. I found the puzzles nicely moderate in difficulty, and consistently intuitive. Some 3D-platforming sprinkled in mixes things up a bit.
Another Lost Phone - The second game of its kind. Just like the first one, if the top tags (Indie, Casual, Interactive Fiction, Story Rich) intrigue you, you will enjoy this one too. The story in this game is less surprising but no less enjoyable.
Braveland - “Strategy-light.” I played my first (and only) play-through on hard and did not lose once. It is an enjoyable game, and if you know what to expect, you should not be disappointed. Save for the difficulty, it is on par with other with hex-grid, turn-based battle games I have played before. In short, it is casual and enjoyable.
Johnny Bonasera: Episode 2 - Just like the first one, a casual and enjoyable few hours pointing and clicking. There are enough funny moments throughout to make a play-through worthwhile. There is supposed to be a third one, will it too be bundled within 6 months of release?
Tiny Bang Story - A classic I missed out on. Simple (not necessarily easy) and enjoyable.
Sol Trader - Overall, I feel mixed about this game. I kept going back to it, so I got some enjoyment out of playing. It is complex and complicated, and it is more of a social simulator than a trading game. Yes, you can trade, but that does not necessarily seem to be a major focus. It can be tedious at times, which can make the game feel even more boring, and ultimate why I stopped playing.
Dungeons 3 - I am in the middle of it and enjoying it just as much as I expected. There a some really nice tweaks but the overall feel and formula are very similar to Dungeons 2.

Total Progress:

3.3% won't play
19.8% never played
6.5% unfinished
24.8% beaten
45.7% completed

One Year Ago:

7.7% won't play
21.9% never played
17.0% unfinished
18.9% beaten
34.5% completed