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Monthly Update: February 2024

Lots of completions this month!
Mostly due to last months efforts, but hey.... Progress!

I also ended up making a 100% Achievement guide for Nightingale... what is wrong with me haha (I missed 3 achievements and was annoyed...Wish I was this productive all the time!)

Some great games this month!


Played


Completed

Half-Life 2

Nightingale

57.4 hours
15 of 15 achievements
Half-Life 2

Palworld

96.7 hours
10 of 10 achievements
Half-Life 2

DAVE THE DIVER

46.8 hours
43 of 43 achievements

Played

I also started an honour mode run in BG3 - modded weight and appearance. See how it goes. Just about to finish Act 2, then got distracted with Nightingale!

Backlog

Bought

  • Nightingale
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Monthly Update: January 2024

So, I started the year thinking I'd try to focus on my gifts/wins/larger games, and to not add too much to my backlog.
At least I've stuck to the playing games part? haha.
I was gifted Dave the Diver from a friend from the GMG discord, then not even an hour later, they had a giveaway where I also managed to win God of War.
Sorry backlog! I tried! It was not to be!

And then Palworld happened, and I bought that.


My backlog can ~suffer~ !

It's slightly evened out with my My Time at Portia completion, right?


Played


Completed

Half-Life 2

My Time at Portia

213.5 hours
91 of 91 achievements

Fun game, but has some frustrating achievements!
I focused most of my game on making sure to get Emily's romance achievement - once that was done, it was a lot easier to gradually work on the others.

I did enjoy my time in MTaP, and am glad that I went back to finally beat (and then complete) the game.

It did become a bit of a slog for the last few achievements (the child ones), as by that point I had already gotten all the house upgrades, the factory was fully upgraded and I had a heap of pre-made items for the commissions. I ended up speeding through the days at this point!

I'm keen to try out My Time at Sandrock sometime in the future!

Played

Yes, I did play an insane amount of hours this month with MTaP, Palworld and Dave the Diver..

Backlog

Gift ♥

  • DAVE THE DIVER
  • GMG Win

  • God of War
  • Bought

  • Palworld


Monthly Update: December 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I played only a little at the start of the month, and then suddenly the last week or so I've been no-lifeing My Time at Portia. I WILL get 100% achievements this time.. I had 80 hours earlier in the month from around 2019 when I played. Now I'm at.. uh... well. Anyway. I started a new game because of the Emily Romance achievement. I have now gone further into the game than before. (This whole time of my life will be invisible on Steams Replay hahaha)


Played


Beaten

Half-Life 2

Marvel's Avengers - The Definitive Edition

16.7 hours
23 of 50 achievements
Half-Life 2

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

5.7 hours
6 of 30 achievements

Played

Backlog

SteamGifts Thread

From the SteamGifts bundled games thread!
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
  • Spirit Of The Island
  • Garden Story


Monthly Update: November 2023

I don't know what happened this month... Games were added to the backlog. Woops!

Been a month of highs and lows finance wise - had an uninsured driver crash into me, so I was looking at a $2500 bill to fix my car.. Currently ordering the parts and will hopefully be able to fix it with dad. 😬 So I'm maybe looking at $500-1000 to repair and paint my car myself. The original quote didn't include paint....

Good news is I managed to win a $1000 voucher to an online furniture/other goods kind of store!
One of those refer a friend competitions that I entered, and nearly didn't get because it went to my spam 😅
Biggest win ever!
I ended up ordering a bedhead, rug, bedsheet set and some measuring spoons... (one is not like the others haha). I also ordered a bedframe from Amazon.. may as well do the whole room.

I am now spending a lot of time cleaning out under my bed which has been my dumping ground for tech and other assorted stuff..


Played


Played

I haven't really spent much time playing games this month - making up for late August to October where I was playing a LOT. Mostly multiplayer games this month.
Lethal Company is hilarious with friends.

Backlog

Gifts

  • Void Crew
  • Bought

  • Lethal Company
  • Bought (with GMG credit!)

  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy


Monthly Update: October 2023

Very productive first half of the month!
I completed Starfield, went back to Baldur's Gate 3 to get the last 5 achievements I needed, and completed Mass Effect 1 in ME:LE.

I 100% Mass Effect 1 in ME:LE, but lost interest in playing once I got to 2... So once I rage quit from Mass Effect 2, not much gaming happened for the second half of the month :D


Played


Completed

Half-Life 2

Baldur's Gate 3

210.3 hours
53 of 53 achievements

Great game - I even replayed the game to the end twice, and halfway through again with a multiplayer campaign. I rarely replay games, even shorter games for achievements.


For my last BG3 achievements, this meant another play through as the Dark Urge which I originally didn't know I needed for an ending achievement..
I managed to breeze through it on easy mode in about 20 hours. I did run into trouble in the last battle because of how under-leveled I was, and as I didn't gather allies from quests, I had no allies to call upon for the final battle which made life hard...this ended up being the hardest fight I had, even compared to my Tactician run!

I highly recommend that people play as the Dark Urge character. My very rushed second play through as the Durge was very interesting with the expanded story.
There is also a lot of mods available now, so that was fun to do cosmetic mods for this second play through!

My screenshot folder ended up with 4,782 screenshots.. just a few…

It was well worth being the only game that I have paid full price for this year.
I will be shocked if it is not GOTY.

Half-Life 2

Starfield

97.9 hours
50 of 50 achievements

Mediocre all the way through.

I wouldn't recommend at the current price for what it is.

Played

Half-Life 2

Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition

38.3 hours
39 of 127 achievements

First game is complete on Insanity!

I originally finished 1 and attempted 2 years ago… 2 feels so dated as they fully lean into the cover shooter mechanic. First game, I could go full biotic, and with the overheating mechanic (and not having to collect ammo) didn't really feel like a straight FPS. Biotic seems nerfed a lot in 2.

I'll hopefully get into 2… maybe..

Going from Starfield to this, really emphasized how mediocre Starfield is for a new game..

Backlog

SteamGifts Win

  • Planet of Lana


Monthly Update: September 2023

I managed to beat Baldur's Gate 3 this month, and then moved onto Starfield.
Starfield is a severe drop in quality after BG3... I want to 100% Starfield first (if I can get through the boring quests) and go back to 100% BG3...
We'll see how I go.


Played


Played

Half-Life 2

Baldur's Gate 3

186.2 hours
48 of 53 achievements

Amazing game honestly.

Already planning to replay it for the 100% achievements (5 to go..) :D

Half-Life 2

Starfield

77.4 hours
37 of 50 achievements

I have a whole review on why I don't recommend Starfield on Steam…

I'm struggling to finish it to be honest - but I'm going to power through :/

Coming from BG3 where everything seemed to be handcrafted, to Starfield, where everything seems low effort, copy paste… I dunno. Very lackluster game I was hoping would be better.

Half-Life 2

Halls of Torment

0.2 hours
14 of 243 achievements

I've played somewhere between 1-3 hours on the steam deck while I was away this month. (Wasn't keeping track..)
Great game to be able to pick up for 5-20 minutes at a time!

Also brilliant being able to play offline - we had no internet in the middle of nowhere at the time (Horrific, I know!)

Backlog

Nothing added this month!

I'm getting better at avoiding purchases! Maybe one day my backlog will actually be manageable....
Naaaah... 😉


Baldur's Gate 3 Update: August 2023

It's been a month since BG3 has released. Where has the time gone....
For a game I was unsure about getting and planning to refund on steam if I didn't like it.. well. I'm slightly addicted.
Screenshot spam:
Stats (so far):
Screenshots published: 164
Screenshots taken: 3021
Achievements: 38/53
Game saves/reloads: The limit does not exist.


Played


Played

Half-Life 2

Baldur's Gate 3

163.8 hours
38 of 53 achievements

Backlog

Green Man Gaming Discord win

  • Starfield

SteamGifts win

  • Halls of Torment


Monthly Update: July 2023

So it's been another month already.. feels both very short and very long somehow.

Spent the majority of the month playing on the Steam Deck, with Fable Anniversary, Slay the Spire and Going Under.

Also bought two games this month!
So I guess I'm at 0 again in progress this month 😆


Played


Completed

Half-Life 2

Fable Anniversary

32.2 hours
50 of 50 achievements

I played the original version at release…nearly 20 years ago.
I don't remember much from then, just slaughtering the village to be able to buy the real estate haha.

Was actually a really fun game, and was a great experience on the Steam Deck.
I originally tried to play it on my PC, but the graphics really bugged me (and the black border on an UW monitor).

Heroic mode was painful in the first couple of hours, but was fairly simple after you get a few things (which means slaughtering villagers for EXP..). I abused the drain life skill for a lot of the game. Skorm's Bow made the last boss of the game really easy as well.

Beaten

Half-Life 2

Going Under

7.1 hours
13 of 23 achievements

Another fun game to play on the Steam Deck.
However, I do not have the patience needed to try 100% this game… likely another 15-20 hours, at least, to complete the game.

Played

I played approximately 20 hours of Slay the Spire this month, which I also played on the Steam Deck. Just very easy to pick up and play. BG3 play time so far is mostly just me trying the character creation...and a quick test with friends at using multiplayer, which has already ended in disaster. Not sure how we will manage to beat the game if this is representative of how it will go!

Backlog

Bought

So I bought a couple games this month.. Avengers on sale with GMG credit I had, and BG3 a friend said to get.. peer pressure!
  • Marvel's Avengers - The Definitive Edition
  • Baldur's Gate 3


Monthly Update: June 2023

I TOOK NO SCREENSHOTS THIS MONTH. WHAT IS THIS!!!
I did actually complete a few games though, so tradeoffs...

Played some Artifex Mundi games while sick, and spent the rest of my time playing on my Steam Deck!

Screenshots this month are older ones I've taken this year


Played


Completed

Half-Life 2

Kitaria Fables

26.4 hours
41 of 41 achievements

A fun casual game, but left on a bit of a sour note with the achievement kill 3000 enemies. Needed to just farm enemies repetitively after completing everything else to get this.
Was a great game for the Steam Deck!

Half-Life 2

Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands

18.5 hours
28 of 28 achievements

Another great game for the Steam Deck.
After playing Kitaria I was expecting some of the achievements for this one to be painful as well, but it wasn't.

Linear progression, with exploration and farming.

Half-Life 2

The Secret Order 2: Masked Intent

4.5 hours
24 of 24 achievements
Half-Life 2

King's Heir: Rise to the Throne

3.1 hours
18 of 18 achievements
Half-Life 2

Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom

2.9 hours
13 of 13 achievements

Beaten

Half-Life 2

Slay the Spire

25.9 hours
15 of 46 achievements

Saw a friend playing, so decided to play a bit while in-between games. Finally managed to finish Act 3 with a character, so I'll mark it as beaten. I'll probably keep coming back to this game, but I don't think I have 300+ hours in me to complete it 😅

Backlog


Nothing!


I've been good this month!


Monthly Update: May 2023

Another month of multiplayer games!

We finished the campaign for Back 4 Blood, and went back to DRG for a bit.
I saw Valheim had an update and I hadn't played since 2021, so we created a modded server and have had about 7 of us playing.
Going by steam, I have played 42 hours in the last 2 weeks.. We just finished the last boss so far (The Queen) tonight.

I also took a lot of screenshots in Valheim this month.
So two multiplayer games off the backlog, and one added due to a freebie this month!


Played

Backlog

    Free

  • Metro: Last Light Complete Edition