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Monthly Update #17: September 2020


Monitor Upgrade, and playing Horizon Zero Dawn :)

Until the 17th of this month, I pretty much had spent 4 hours playing Slay the Spire, and that was it - no games.

On the 18th I received my Ultrawide monitor, and since then have been setting up my area/playing Horizon Zero Dawn pretty much!! It's been awhile since I've gotten into an Open world type of game, and I definitely feel the monitor upgrade has helped with immersion.

I had no progress in the first half of the month, but have suddenly started playing a game with a HLTB longer than 10 hours. So I feel like it's been a successful month, even if my stats don't show it.
So much screenshot spam this month - I dedicated a whole tab to it. (And removed the completed/beaten tabs... they haven't gotten much use the last couple of months)

Stats

End of September
13% (93/698)
5% (36/698)
16% (109/698)
65% (451/698)
1% (9/698)
End of August
14% (93/688)
5% (36/688)
15% (102/688)
66% (451/688)
1% (6/688)

Played

Backlog additions


    Steam Gift Wins

  • Demon Hunter 5: Ascendance

  • Humble Bundle

  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
  • The Occupation
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York
  • The Shapeshifting Detective
  • Strange Brigade
  • Catherine Classic
  • Lethal League Blaze

  • Freebies

  • Life is Strange 2



Monthly Update #16: August 2020


BACKLOG PROGRESS!!!!!!! (and the month of betas.....)

I cheated and deleted nearly 200 games from my Steam library. I was going through my games trying to create a couple of categories for playing remotely on the TV and for local co-op. I had so many games to wade through that I wasn't excited to play at all, so ended up creating an extra category called ZEETRASH at the same time, and added anything I thought I wouldn't want to play to it. Then gave them the boot.

If you are interested at all in what got kicked to the curb, I took a couple of screenshots when Backlog couldn't compute after the sync. There are probably a few alright games in there, but I have so many excellent games I doubt I'll get to if I keep these :)

Another reason for wanting to do this, is that I have a fair few longer games I keep putting off and have been playing shorter games instead. I've finally put in an order for an Ultrawide monitor, so I'm hoping once that comes, I can start playing some of the more graphical intensive games I've been putting off :) (if the order is ever processed....)

And this month I've realised I played a little bit of 3 different betas - Fall Guys, Avengers and New World.

Stats

End of August
14% (93/688)
5% (36/688)
15% (102/688)
66% (451/688)
1% (6/688)
End of July
10% (90/858)
3% (26/858)
13% (112/858)
73% (625/858)
1% (5/858)

Completed

Half-Life 2

The Wolf Among Us

9 hours
35 of 35 achievements
Half-Life 2

Black The Fall

4.0 hours
14 of 14 achievements

Tonally felt exactly like INSIDE, which isn't a bad thing.
Some Star Wars influences with the Walkers and the Attack of the Clones style part dodging the machinery/lava haha

Half-Life 2

A Case of Distrust

1.9 hours
10 of 10 achievements

Beaten

Nothing to see here this month... :(


Played

Just little bits here and there...

Beta's

  • New World Preview
    New World Previewt

    5.7 hours

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (beta)
    Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

    3 hours

  • Marvel's Avengers (beta)
    Marvel's Avengers

    34 minutes

Backlog

PROGRESS!

Deleting games from Steam is progress right? :P

So minus 196 games. Add below.. haha

I was really happy with HB Choice this month. I have a slight interest in all the games, so I actually activated everything, except Vampyr which I already have. I also went through some keys and started activating some, giving away some more again. I dislike having a huge pile of unused keys!
I also caved and bought Pistol Whip on Oculus Quest when I got a voucher to use - just to mix up Beat Saber.

GreenManGaming's Wheel of Mystery

GreenManGaming's Wheel of Mystery has been skipped the last couple of months, so this month we got 2 spins!! The games we could get were Death Stranding, Horizon Zero Dawn, Destroy All Humans, Doom Eternal and Prey - So 3 I really wanted... and I got 2 of them in the wheel, the other from trading :D
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • DEATH STRANDING
  • Destroy All Humans!

  • Humble Bundle

  • Call of Cthulhu
  • A Case of Distrust
  • Little Big Workshop
  • Automachef
  • We Were Here Together
  • The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters
  • Wargroove
  • Through The Darkest of Times
  • Genesis Alpha One Deluxe Edition
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek
  • American Fugitive
  • Vikings - Wolves of Midgard

  • Activating older keys again..

  • Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones
  • The Messenger
  • Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing
  • GoNNER
  • Regular Human Basketball

  • Freebies

  • F1 2018

  • Other Platforms - Oculus Quest

  • Pistol Whip



Monthly Update #15: July 2020

A few completions this month!

This month I started pretty strong, finishing a fair few games in the first week. Then did barely anything for the next two. Finished the month with The Walking Dead.

I did play a bit more Beat Saber, after not playing much the last month or two. I'd kind of changed to doing weights every couple of days instead, as WFH at my computer, moving to my headset, then back to my computer didn't sound great to me haha.

But hey, achievement for me non-gaming related this month is I've managed to do a couple of sets of 4 reps of deadlifts at 90kg!! So there is that haha :) I started at around 40kg the other month and have been working my way up. Kind of at the point where I think I need to work on my grip to be able to hold the bar..

Stats

End of July
10% (90/858)
3% (26/858)
13% (112/858)
73% (625/858)
1% (5/858)

Half-Life 2

The Walking Dead

12.7 hours
48 of 48 achievements

I wasn't actually expecting this to be as awesome as it was. Definitely the surprise stand out this month. I decided to play it as it was around 10 hours, for Mayanaise's Gaming Challenge on SteamGifts!

It did have all the cliche's of Zombie movies/shows, but it made you care about the characters. I was anxious about making decisions, and I cried at times. It was also hilarious - I laughed out loud at multiple points throughout the game, and while some plot lines were predictable fairly early on in the episode (the farmhouse for people who have played..), it was executed so well I didn't even care.

If you haven't played it already, I suggest you do :)

Half-Life 2

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

9.9 hours
14 of 14 achievements

I really enjoyed Hellblade - originally I played an hour about a year ago and quit due to the combat. Tried it again this month and realised there isn't too much combat haha.

My favourite part would definitely be the audio. The voice acting, sound effects, music all worked well together.
Collectibles were fun to collect, as you heard stories from Norse mythology with each one you collected! I did miss only one and near the end had to load someone's save to get the achievement as I'd have to replay pretty much the whole game for it :(

The game doesn't have chapter select, which is a bit of a bummer. I feel like it could be interesting to replay sections with Chapter select, especially for the end battle and wanting to feel like a badass in combat :P

Hellblade has a Photo mode, which is always a plus for me in games, I took a fair few screenshots, most I didn't publish. The movement in Photo mode was a bit limited, but the effects provided are really cool.

The only negative for me other than no chapter select would be the combat - the movement was a bit janky, and you had to use dodge constantly to be able to move around which could be frustrating. I also had problems where a dodge/block wouldn't register to my increasing frustration!
I did like however the focus mode, and for minions essentially you could block their attack at the last second and then instant kill them in retaliation. This really shined in the last battle.

I really recommend the game if you enjoy a combination of a story that doesn't overstay it's welcome, Norse mythology, puzzles and great audio. (It's recommended that you use a headset - do it! I tried both to see, headset is definitely worth it)

Half-Life 2

Hidden Folks

6.6 hours
8 of 8 achievements
Half-Life 2

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

3.4 hours
12 of 12 achievements

Ok, I actually really enjoyed this game. The puzzles were pretty easy, but entertaining.
Simple plot and definitely some strange things the brothers come across in their journey.

Worth a play through!

Half-Life 2

Devolverland Expo

1.5 hours
22 of 22 achievements
Half-Life 2

aMAZE Classic

2.0 hours
200 of 200 achievements

Half-Life 2

Shadow Warrior

17.0 hours
40 of 92 achievements
Half-Life 2

Helltaker

1.5 hours
7 of 8 achievements

Ok I really suck at reaction based games. So no 100% for meeee.
Surprisingly a good freebie, even if the story is about building a demon harem lol.
Music is also pretty addictive.


I also played a couple of games of the Fall Guys beta this month. Was fun, not really sure it's worth full price on release however. Especially with the issues actually getting a game in Australia. (You need 60 people to start a game!)

Avoided Steam sales! But HB...


I was all prepared to buy a few games this steam sale but decided.. I have so many games at the moment, I should either try trade for them, play my already large backlog and wait and see if they get bundled or go on a lower sale. Instead I ended up buying the Telltale bundle on Humble Bundle, as I had none of them and have been interested in trying them. After playing The Walking Dead this month, and having just started The Wolf Among Us, it was definitely worth it.
I was also going to pause Humble Choice again this month, but I got offered $4USD when I went to pause. So hey, I'll try a couple of the games and leave the rest to giveaways.

I also managed to get some pretty good trades this month!


    Humble Bundle

  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Heaven's Vault
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne
  • Batman - The Telltale Series
  • Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series
  • Yuppie Psycho
  • EARTHLOCK

  • Trades

  • Summer in Mara
  • Subnautica
    Subnautica
  • ABZU
    ABZU
  • Yooka-Laylee
    Yooka-Laylee
  • Rinlo
  • Papo & Yo
  • Yakuza Kiwami

  • SteamGift Wins

  • The Stanley Parable

  • Freebies

  • Devolverland Expo



Monthly Update #14: June 2020

The month I nearly avoided adding to my backlog. But failed

So I was going well until the Racial Justice Bundle. Ahhh well. At least people will be happy to get some giveaways :) This month most my gaming time was spent while working online chat at work (hence puzzle/card games - easy to stop instantly), or playing co-op games with a few friends. I'm pretty happy to get 2 completions, (Hexcells on the 30th!) and a few games to beaten.
There has been a bit of talk of returning to work on campus by the end of next month... Don't really want to go back!

Stats

End of June:
10% (84/836)
3% (24/836)
13% (112/836)
73% (611/836)
1% (5/836)
End of June - SG WIns:
20% (8/41)
15% (6/41)
7% (3/41)
59% (24/41)

Half-Life 2

Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions

17.9 hours
40 of 40 achievements

Lovely Puzzle game.
If you haven't got it already, it is pretty damn cheap in the Steam Summer Sale right now.

Just a slight annoyance - I've closed the game during a puzzle a few times. It doesn't save your progress unless you go back. So while I've been playing this while working, I've closed it when busy without realising and have lost progress.
I didn't really learn from my mistake. I did this many times hahaha. Learn from me.

Half-Life 2

Hexcells

1.9 hours
6 of 6 achievements

Half-Life 2

Borderlands 3

24.0 hours
25 of 68 achievements

Ok - very fun game to just co-op and kill things with friends. The combat was satisfying, and the guns I managed to get were fun. I also like the whole home base being on a ship. Makes me think of Mass Effect and KotOR and going around the Normandy/Ebon Hawk.

BL3 also has Twitch integration, for those people who stream. Seems pretty cool :)

Few issues I did have with BL3:
• First off, achievements were bugged when I played. They have only just been re-activated at the last update, so that removes that con now :P I'll have to replay to see if all the achievements that count up to like 1/10, will have counted. (Not sure if I'll try complete the game though)

• THE STORY. Oh god the story was horrible. Terrible writing… 'Twists' (If you can even call it that) that came in to late were immediately predictable. The end credits, and the end credits song. My god. That end credits song… why. I wonder how much they spent to license that song…
I played with 2 friends via Discord, and that end battle/end credits/credits song combo got to us.

I do recommend the game if you are just wanting to play a looter shooter, especially with friends. Just don't expect a good story. At all.

Half-Life 2

Dead Man's Draw

SG Win
15.8 hours
16 of 20 achievements
Half-Life 2

Virginia

SG Win
1.8 hours
13 of 17 achievements

Half-Life 2

Warhammer: Vermintide 2

11.9 hours
12 of 26 achievements

I ended up trading for this game because my friend group on discord mentioned it to play. I didn't think I'd enjoy it..however..

This is actually a really fun game. 4 player co-op, You essentially just go do missions that consist of collecting a few things/killing things (rat people) and getting loot boxes. In between missions open your loot and level your equipment. You tend to get a different weapon that has better stats each round, so your gameplay changes slightly each go.

It is a pretty satisfying gameplay loop with friends. Plus, playing as the fire mage type is great fun :D

Similar to games like Killing Floor 2, Deep Rock Galactic etc.

Half-Life 2

Shadow Warrior

13.8 hours
32 of 92 achievements

Still haven't beat it…. I kept getting distracted by friends every time I went to play it - so I got some multiplayer game progress at least?

Half-Life 2

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

3.3 hours
0 of 78 achievements

Second attempt to get into this game… I really struggle with the controls. Tried both keyboard and controller and both feel uncomfortable.
I'll keep trying though, because I really want to get into this game!

Half-Life 2

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

12.0 hours
23 of 700 achievements
Half-Life 2

Risk of Rain 2

0.8 hours
no achievements

I WAS originally going well


SO. I actually originally paused Humble Choice this month for the first time. Then the Racial Justice Bundle came with a free month for new accounts.. So naturally I made a new account. Ahh well. Activated some games below - I've already put a fair few into giveaways on Steamgifts! I won Sea of Solitude from the EA Play event, which is pretty cool! I bought Sonic as it is really cheap at the moment on Steam, and I have steam funds to spend. I'll probably wait until next month's HB Choice is revealed before making any purchases. The current games I'm debating on getting and are waiting around in my cart are: Hidden Paws Mystery, Fable Anniversary, Feel The Snow, Assassin's Creed Origins, Titanfall® 2: Ultimate Edition. Not really sure yet! Still have a lot of games I haven't really gone through with the bundles I've purchased to decide whether to activate or not. Some have already been put up on Steamgifts :)

    Bought

  • Supraland
  • Felix the Reaper
  • Overload
  • Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4
  • EarthNight
  • My Memory of Us
  • Overgrowth
  • Spelunky
  • Outcast - Second Contact
  • 2Dark
  • Sonic Generations
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • This War of Mine
  • All You Can Eat
  • Neo Cab
  • Crowntakers
  • FTL: Faster Than Light

  • Trades

  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2

  • Freebies

  • Sea of Solitude
  • Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call
  • The Secret Order 3: Ancient Times



Monthly Update #13: May

The month of working on SteamGift wins! (And not beating/completing much at all :P)

So this month I wanted to work on some of my SteamGift wins - notably INSIDE and A Plague Tale: Innocence. Loved both these games!

I started Dead Man's Draw, another win, while doing online chat for work, as it's been an easily pick up/drop style game so I can pause when needed. Pretty engaging card game, although some of the RNG of the hands can get really annoying.

I also decided to start Shadow Warrior - I had won Shadow Warrior 2 the other month, then a friend said I had to play the first game first, so I was gifted that. So technically it's working towards completing my wins? :P I have rage quit the game several times however. Once due to a bug where it wouldn't let me progress due to an enemy stuck in a wall, the second time which has been the latest I died after kiting these monsters around for like 20 minutes. I've noticed the game has a lot of bullet-sponge enemies, and sometimes when you run out of ammo you are pretty screwed. I'm only doing it on Normal, and the difficulty is really weird - a lot of the time I breeze past sections, then other times like here I die to only 2 enemies hah. I would actually prefer if most the game had focused on using the Katana, rather than needing guns for a lot of it.

Success of the month is managing to get Borderlands 3 and Jackbox Party Pack 6 from GreenManGaming's Wheel of Mystery! I originally pulled Mortal Kombat 11 and traded it for BL3 as I've never enjoyed fighters. I also managed to trade away a Humble Monthly game for Jackbox. So pretty happy with how that turned out :D


Stats

End of May 2020
10% (82/811)
3% (21/811)
14% (112/811)
73% (591/811)
1% (5/811)

Half-Life 2

INSIDE

5.3 hours
14 of 14 achievements

Half-Life 2

A Plague Tale: Innocence

14.5 hours
25 of 35 achievements

Enjoyable game! I think I have to replay the entire game to get the achievements I missed so I'll probably come back to it later to finish them.

Some random comments on the game:
• The dog :(
• Photo mode is awesome
--Photo mode was pretty much used to take shots of dead bodies…..
--- I paused the game multiple times to take artistic dead body shots. What has this game done to me…
• The rats squeaking really gross me out.
• Rats evolved into tornadoes(?) (RatNADO)

I streamed a couple of parts to friends on discord while playing. One has added the game to her wishlist, and the rest did get some entertainment out of me trying to play with the bare minimum of stealth and going full Rambo (when possible).

I recommend the game, but do be warned if you can't take depressing scenery, a helluva lot of dead bodies and if you are rat-phobic, this is not the game for you.

If anyone read this expecting a basic plot overview, sorry! :P



More backlog, as per usual!


I did end up deleting 13 games from my library I know I either won't play or tried and hated, so there is that at least before I added more? :P I'll probably do a more in-depth deletion of games I know I won't play soon. (I got rid of all those UBERMOSH games for example. I tried one and absolutely hated it haha)

    Green Man Gaming Wheel of Mystery (Traded for!)

  • Borderlands 3
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 6

  • Steam Gift Wins

  • Virginia
  • Shelter 2

  • Bought

  • Stories Untold
  • Broforce
  • Katamari Damacy REROLL
  • .hack//G.U. Last Recode
  • ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ Premium Edition
  • Tales of Berseria
  • RAD
  • Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
  • XBlaze Code: Embryo
  • Heave Ho
  • MO:Astray
  • The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse
  • XCOM 2
  • WARSAW
  • NEOVERSE
  • Rise of Industry
  • Jurassic World Evolution
  • Train Valley 2

  • Older key activations

  • Street Fighter V
  • Primal Carnage: Extinction

  • Freebies

  • Helltaker
  • The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie Video Game
  • Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure
  • Black Book: Prologue
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
  • Hitman GO: Definitive Edition
  • Observer



Monthly Update #12: April

One Year of Backlog Assassins!

My month started strong, with a fair few completions in the first week. Then... the rest of the month I've played some multiplayer games and essentially did other things instead of play games lol. Woops. And of course, heaps of backlog additions. I'm definitely becoming a collector at this point D:

Stats

10% (81/793)
3% (20/793)
13% (107/793)
73% (578/793)
1% (7/793)

Half-Life 2

Stardew Valley

108.1 hours
40 of 40 achievements

It is done!
I had a lot of fun co-oping this game with my friend. We started to get a bit over it when we hit 100 hours, but were both determined to finish the achievements.
After hating life attempting the 2 Prairie King achievements, we ended up modding the game and essentially god-mode'ing it. We are filthy cheaters, and proud of it. How dare they have a high skill based hard mode mini-game in a casual game! :P

If you have never tried Stardew Valley - go buy it. It's great :)

Half-Life 2

A Mortician's Tale

1.5 hours
3 of 3 achievements

I could never be a Mortician. Even doing the embalming of bodies with the cute graphics made me feel sick lol.

I added the screenshot button above so if your interested on how non-graphic it is, check it out. I'm a bit of a wuss :P

Half-Life 2

My Brother Rabbit

4.6 hours
30 of 30 achievements

I started playing this while working so about an hour of my time spent was semi-afk.
Also managed to miss an achievement and had to backtrack, but luckily this game has chapter-select!

Not quite what I was expecting, but I liked it.

Half-Life 2
SG Win

Her Story

2.7 hours
13 of 13 achievements

This game was actually really interesting. I liked being able to find out more of the story as you found more videos. I have a pad of paper covered in scribbles of keywords to try search!

Achievement wise, I needed help to find the last couple of videos I didn't find, which were all variations of yes/no due to having to use quotation marks in the search field… which annoys me haha. So close to getting them all without that! And also the mini-game. Because eww.

But yeah I definitely recommend this.

Half-Life 2

Cyrano Story

0.8 hours
13 of 13 achievements

Like most people, an attempt to get the key for Moons of Madness, which I didn't end up getting in the end.
However I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this game!

Half-Life 2

Nephise Begins

0.5 hours
5 of 5 achievements

Short walking simulator I got for free on Steam. Collect a few items.
Nothing exciting. Definitely wouldn't have wanted to spend money on it.

Half-Life 2

Mini Words: Top Movies

3.1 hours
11 of 11 achievements

Pretty average honestly. A lot of questions on movies like Ice Age… some issues with spelling of answers as well. Oh well entertaining as a small break in-between work

3 of these games (Stardew/Mortician/Her Story) all had achievements for mini-games. I hate this trend of playing a completely different game within a game.

Half-Life 2

A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build

2.4 hours
4 of 5 achievements

Cute puzzle game - I still have the 'endgame' to go, which is essentially the whole game over again in a weird alternate world haha.


A lot of second games in a series strangely! And of course, a helluva lot of Beat Saber on my Quest >.>
I'm surprised at how long I lasted in Alien: Isolation. I bought it because I love Alien... just not really horror/survival games. I was streaming it to friends in Discord so I had motivation to not chicken out in the first 5 minutes haha. Got my $2 worth out of it already so I'm happy. We'll see if I continue it.....


HumbleBundle wins again.


1st day of April, and HB brings out the big guns with the Covid-19 bundle. Welp. April fools! :P Yes I'm listing everything I activate, so it looks more horrifying to me how my backlog is exponentially growing. Oh well.
  • Into the Breach
  • Undertale
  • The Witness
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 2
  • Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
  • Party Hard
  • GNOG
  • Zombotron
  • A Mortician's Tale
  • A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build
  • Pikuniku
  • LostWinds
  • VVVVVV
  • Wizard of Legend
  • Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
  • Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville
  • This Is the Police
  • Agents of Mayhem
  • Broken Age
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
  • Stick Fight: The Game
  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Worms Revolution
  • Psychonauts
  • Tropico 4
  • Speed Brawl
  • Brütal Legend
  • Oh My Godheads
  • Goetia
  • Black The Fall
  • Boundless
  • Tokyo Dark
  • Forgotton Anne
  • Deadbeat Heroes
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut
  • This Is the Police 2
  • Driftland: The Magic Revival
  • Truberbrook
  • Opus Magnum
  • MOLEK-SYNTEZ
  • Niffelheim
  • Etherborn
  • Death's Gambit
  • Project Warlock

  • Bought - spare steam funds from trading

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Mini Tone
  • The Answer is 42
  • How Buddy’s parents met - jigsaw puzzle
  • Mini Words: Top Movies

  • Steam Gift Wins

  • Stories: The Path of Destinies
  • Vikings Wars
  • Dead Man's Draw

  • Freebies

  • Total War: SHOGUN 2
  • Cyrano Story
  • Polyball
  • Drop
  • Red Gate
  • Manual Samuel
  • The Search
  • Gamecraft
  • Transpose
  • Regions Of Ruin
  • Cheeky Chooks

Monthly Update #11: March



The transition to 'Working from Home' month (& the month I activated EVERYTHING...Kind of.).

With recent events, work was pretty much all 'no, we won't close', then suddenly we had an announcement on Thursday 19th that we would all be working from home from the Monday. So yeah, I've now transitioned to Working from home.

I'm finding a lot of my time this month has been preparing to work from home - I've set up another swivel mount for my work laptop, to make it easier to set up/hide away when being 'on the clock'. (Although this screen has pretty much become the Buffy streaming screen, when not used for Zoom meetings).

Game-wise.... Like the last couple of months. Stardew Valley and Beat Saber. One day soon I'll 100% Stardew and move on to another game. Really. It's going to happen!

Stats

I saw that there is actually a generator for this.. I guess I'll start using it.
10% (74/727)
3% (19/727)
14% (102/727)
72% (525/727)
1% (7/727)
And hey, because you are reading all this, have a giveaway here.

Completed


Half-Life 2

Eliza

3.7 hours
1 of 1 achievements
Half-Life 2

FRAMED Collection

2.0 hours
18 of 18 achievements
Half-Life 2

Voodoo Garden

35 hours
33 of 33 achievements

The cute graphics lured me in, the achievements kept me going.
Voodoo Garden is a clicker. Has some interesting things, such as fattening up and then sacrificing your animals so that they become spirits to collect things for you.

I've realised that I'm not a fan of clickers, so thank you Voodoo Garden for helping me learn that.

That stupid skull achievement. I pretty much had the game open all day while working from home today (31st March) to try get that skull 10 times hah.

So uhhh… if you like clickers.. or want a game to half afk while working from home…recommended? If not, or you're not sure if you like clickers… stay away.

Half-Life 2

Access Denied

1.6 hours
7 of 7 achievements
Half-Life 2

Feather

1.0 hours
1 of 1 achievements

Fun for a few minutes but… not worth playing. Essentially a pretty map where you can fly around as a bird. That's about it!

Beaten


No actual beaten games this month - either full completions or still working towards completion.

Played


Half-Life 2

Stardew Valley

93 hours (about 45 hours this month)
30 of 40 achievements

10 achievements left!!
I actually only just realised one of the achievements is beating the minigame in the saloon without dying. RIP my intended 100% for this game lol

But yeah, friend and I are still playing this a little bit ;)

Half-Life 2

Beat Saber

37.2 hours
26 of 26 achievements

So uhh still playing this game every couple of days on my Oculus Quest (Yes I did buy 2 copies >.> I've found the Quest version is much easier to setup and add modded songs funnily enough). I'm really liking some Rammstein maps people have made and have now been able to finish some Expert+ levels. Still can't complete the Camellia songs on Expert though :0

There is a noticeable increase in difficulty in the developer added Camellia maps compared to the base game songs, which is pretty cool!
With the cancellation of Hockey for a couple of months due to COVID, this may be my only fitness for awhile lol

Backlog Additions

I went through alllll my steam keys I've had sitting in a spreadsheet, and what I had not activated from Humble Bundles, and activated a lot of them and gave a lot of them away on GMG forums and Steamgifts. Now down to bare minimum to maybe give away for SG groups. My own version of Marie Kondo'ing my shit. Now I don't have a huge spreadsheet I'm not sure what works/what doesn't. Just a large number of games I'll now never get around to. ;) Hopefully I'll stop worrying about trying to trade for games I want to play and actually start playing them! I still have some steam funds as well from some TF2 keys I've sold. Ended up buying the VR Rick and Morty game with a small % of it. Might wait for sales/reviews of some games I want to play before spending it, seeing as I obviously don't need any games right now.

Bought

  • Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

  • Steam Gift Wins

  • Book of Demons
  • CryoFall
  • Frostpunk
  • Pillars of Eternity

  • Traded for

  • Risk of Rain 2
  • Hob

  • Key activations (HB/Fanatical - Bundle buying etc)

  • HITMAN™ 2
  • LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes 2
  • Iconoclasts
  • LEGO® DC Super-Villains
  • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™
  • Hollow Knight
  • PLANET ALPHA
  • BATTLETECH
  • Dead In Vinland
  • X-Morph: Defense
  • Desert Child
  • Aegis Defenders
  • Ancestors Legacy
  • SHENZHEN I/O
  • Underhero
  • Night Call
  • OKAMI HD / 大神 絶景版
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker
  • My Friend Pedro
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
  • Planet Coaster
  • Kiai Resonance
  • Laser Disco Defenders
  • Duck Game
  • Gas Guzzlers Extreme
  • Stealth Bastard Deluxe
  • Quest of Dungeons
  • Rising Dusk
  • Think of the Children
  • Hacknet
  • Satellite Reign
  • Redout: Enhanced Edition
  • Craft Keep VR
  • Memoria
  • Eador. Imperium
  • Chasm
  • Hazardous Space
  • This Book Is A Dungeon
  • Degrees of Separation
  • Fire
  • Stealth Inc 2
  • Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation

  • Freebies

  • The Council
  • GOAT OF DUTY
  • Nephise Begins
  • Project Mercury
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • Drawful 2
  • Deiland
  • Hitman

So uhhhhhh.... +58?

Monthly Update #10: February



I need a bundle intervention

So since I quit playing Guild Wars 2 in 2018 and discovered bundles December 2018, my steam backlog has exploded. After recording my backlog additions this month I think I seriously need an intervention!
Since I have been buying bundles though, I've really played a lot of different games I never would have played or thought to try, especially as I hate buying games for more than $10 unless It's something I really want to play (I never would have bought Artifex Mundi games previously..!). Steamgift wins have also introduced me to games I never thought I'd like, Children of Zodiarcs for example I really enjoyed!

This month has been a focus on playing games co-op. Finished Trine with a couple of friends, and have been playing Stardew with one of them. They both bought the rest of the Trine series as it's currently on sale on Steam, so we will probably be playing that this month!

Completed


Trine

Trine

Bought
8.2 hours
33 of 33 achievements

Played co-op with 2 friends - it was great fun! It was pretty funny sabotaging each other throughout the game. ;)

We ended up cheesing the No Damage achievement in the end. We attempted to have one person sit out to get it, but once we realised we all needed to not get hit… We ended up floating ourselves to the finish on one of the levels and avoided all enemies lol. Screenshot on the first tab is from our successful attempt :P (There were a fair few attempts that were unsuccessful- I wouldn't have sabotaged any of those attempts, no…..)

If you haven't played Trine and have 2 friends to co-op with, I definitely recommend it!

Achievement printer

Achievement printer

Trade
1.7 hours
3006 of 3006 achievements
Sky Jump

Sky Jump

Trade
0.6 hours
998 of 998 achievements
Reflex

Reflex

Gift
1.0 hours
1505 of 1505 achievements

Beaten

SUPERHOT VR

SUPERHOT VR

Bought
2.2 hours
10 of 26 achievements

This game is awesome. You feel pretty badass when you manage to successfully pass a level! I did have an issue in one level with using the Mind Blow skill not working well and having to repeat that level…over..and over…

It's pretty short, but it has a fair few challenges and achievements I can work towards to extend the game. It also has a 7 minute party mode.. I haven't tested this yet but looks like it would be good for demonstrating VR to others.

I'll definitely be coming back to this and attempting to 100% it. I'm not sure I'll be successful at some, like not dying. I died a lot… But, it's fun.

SUPER.
HOT.

Played


Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

Bought
47.0 hours
17 of 40 achievements

Been playing this online with a friend. I had 4 hours ingame and 0 achievements before this month so… yeah we have played a lot!!

Just a little bit addicting.

Voodoo Garden

Voodoo Garden

Trade
20.9 hours
30 of 33 achievements

Clicker game - I refuse to let it beat me! I will get that 100%! Then never play another clicker again. It's cute though, and kind of weird sacrificing your animals so that they can become spirits that essentially harvest things (click) for you…… D:

Coloring Pixels

Coloring Pixels

Freebie
24.2 hours
58 of 498 achievements
Beat Saber

Beat Saber

Bought - Steam Store and Oculus Quest Store
37.2 hours
26 of 26 achievements

So I've now set up my Oculus Quest version of the game with mods - this means my hours in the game won't be reflected in Steam haha. I originally bought 2 versions of the game, so I could compare if there was lag using Steam over Wifi to my Quest. I discovered it's minimal lag, but it is easier to set up games straight from the Quest store if owned. (Steam games are on sale more though, so cheaper..). Mods on my device also means it will be easier to showcase to people as well when using it.

I love this game. If I could only have one VR game, this would be it.

Twilight Path

Twilight Path

Bought
0.7 hours
4 of 10 achievements

Another VR game, by the people who made FORM. I found this one less obvious in what you are meant to do to progress. At the 40 minute mark, I couldn't figure out what to do so decided to stop for the night. (After an hour of Beat Saber before hand haha)

House Flipper

House Flipper

Bought
11.8 hours
9 of 38 achievements

Played a tiny bit while re-watching some Jurassic Park this month! Good mindless game honestly.

Backlog Additions


Bought

Humble Bundle had a VR Bundle!!! I ended up buying it even though I owned most of it >.> Definitely want to encourage them to do more though. Indiegala also had an Artifex Mundi bundle... and I owned none of them so.. I'm always adding a heap to my backlog hahaha
  • Smashbox Arena
    Smashbox Arena
  • Cosmic Trip
    Cosmic Trip
  • Moss
    Moss
  • Dance Collider
    Dance Collider
  • Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep
    Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep
  • The Secret Order 7: Shadow Breach
    The Secret Order 7: Shadow Breach
  • Skyland: Heart of the Mountain
    Skyland: Heart of the Mountain
  • The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan
    The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan
  • Eventide 2: The Sorcerers Mirror
    Eventide 2: The Sorcerers Mirror
  • Demon Hunter 3: Revelation
    Demon Hunter 3: Revelation
  • The Emerald Maiden: Symphony of Dreams
    The Emerald Maiden: Symphony of Dreams
  • Left in the Dark: No One on Board
    Left in the Dark: No One on Board
  • Time Mysteries 2: The Ancient Spectres
    Time Mysteries 2: The Ancient Spectres
  • Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones
    Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
  • The Surge
    The Surge
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
    Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
  • Potato
    Potato

  • Steam Gift Wins

I won some awesome games this month... !! I need to play more of the games I've won now. I seem to complete one win, then win 2 more!!
  • Eliza
    Eliza
  • War Tech Fighters
    War Tech Fighters
  • INSIDE
    INSIDE
  • Shadow Warrior 2
    Shadow Warrior 2
  • Yoku's Island Express
    Yoku's Island Express
  • Unrailed!
    Unrailed!

  • Traded for

  • GRIS
    GRIS
  • For The King
    For The King
  • Equilinox
    Equilinox
  • Distrust
    Distrust
  • Sky Jump
    Sky Jump
  • Achievement printer
    Achievement printer

  • Gifts

  • Shadow Warrior
    Shadow Warrior
  • Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior
    Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior
  • Reflex
    Reflex
Friend saw that I won Shadow Warrior 2 and said that I had to play the first game first... He had a spare key and gifted it to me lol. It came with Shadow Warrior and Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior. He also was trading for some achievement games for his profile and got a spare key for Reflex for me.. which then led me down the rabbit hole of trading some horrible cheap games for some more horrible cheap games with interesting achievements. >.>

Monthly Update #9: January



It's already one month into 2020...

Where has the time gone! Not much to say this month. Completed some games early in the month.
My holidays went so quickly! Back to work :(
I ended up playing a lot of Beat Saber this month - maybe now the achievements are done I can now go to some other VR games :P

Completed


Beat Saber

Beat Saber

Bought
35.0 hours
26 of 26 achievements

I love this game. I've pretty much neglected all the other VR games I've bought to play this haha.
I've worked my way up from failing the normal levels, to now attempting to full combo some of the more difficult Expert levels and attempting Expert+ (HAH)…

I'm currently really liking the mapping someone has done on the song Centipede - Knife Party:
Found a youtube video of it. I still really suck at the bits where you have to change directions really quickly (up/down). I'm not fast enough D:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNaj1iBwdo8

If you have/are getting VR, I definitely recommend this game even if you're not someone that likes rhythm games (I really didn't like them!).

The Darkside Detective

The Darkside Detective

SteamGift Win
6.7 hours
30 of 30 achievements

I really enjoyed this game. SO MANY REFERENCES. Some subtle, a lot are not. Essentially you solve a few separate cases that are of a supernatural nature. You get to meet a few dead authors, crawl through vents à la John McClane and meet Santa during his day job.
If you like Point and Click games I highly recommend this one.

Paradigm

Paradigm

SteamGift Win
4.2 hours
18 of 18 achievements

This… is a weird game. It also made me create a temporary auto-clicker with my keyboard to get the 10k clicks achievement.. >.>
Very surreal, and I didn't really find much of it funny unfortunately, just a few things here and there. Found it interesting enough to finish it though! Recommended if you like weird games like this and point and clicks, otherwise I'd say give it a miss.

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

Trade with Friend
23.1 hours
38 of 38 achievements

I managed to get the last achievement about 10 hours after my last post - so technically this is a December completion but…. I'm still reporting it :)
Leaving and coming back made the achievement work so yay!

The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game

The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game

Humble Australia Fire Relief Bundle
0.7 hours
6 of 6 achievements
SpaceShot

SpaceShot

Trade
1.6 hours
4896 of 4896 achievements

Traded a random game for this just for the cool looking achievements for my profile >.> Otherwise definitely not worth buying haha.
So much achievement spam.

Beaten

Played


Temtem

Temtem

Bought
13.0 hours
no achievements
Mages of Mystralia

Mages of Mystralia

Humble Choice
10.0 hours
18 of 30 achievements
The Adventure Pals

The Adventure Pals

Humble Monthly
2.3 hours
8 of 31 achievements
SUPERHOT VR

SUPERHOT VR

Bought
0.9 hours
5 of 26 achievements
AER Memories of Old

AER Memories of Old

Trade
0.9 hours
5 of 20 achievements
I've also played just a little bit of Children of Zodiarcs, The Sexy Brutale and The Adventure Pals earlier this month!

Backlog Additions



Bought

Ok so I bought Humble Choice and the Humble Australia Fire Relief Bundle this month... still haven't decided what exactly I'm keeping/trading/giving away yet. But that is still a fair amount of new games I've activated.... Otherwise I also bought these:
  • Temtem
    Temtem
  • Bow to Blood: Last Captain Standing
    Bow to Blood: Last Captain Standing

  • Steam Gift Wins

  • Unrailed!
    Unrailed!

  • Traded for

  • The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
    The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
  • Fairy Tale Mysteries: The Puppet Thief
    Fairy Tale Mysteries: The Puppet Thief
  • SpaceShot
    SpaceShot
  • Voodoo Garden
    Voodoo Garden

  • Freebies

  • DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT
    DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT
  • Headsnatchers
    Headsnatchers
  • Merry Snowballs
    Merry Snowballs
DBZ:K I got from Greenmangaming's Wheel of Mystery! I had missed the good wheel last month, so I made the right decision to stay up til 1am to be able to spin this month!! It was over in 20 minutes so pretty lucky this time.

Monthly Update #8: December



Happy New Year!!!

This month was a month of highs and lows gaming wise. I ended up getting VR and having a lot of fun. Then my right controller broke Christmas day! So no VR at the moment while I get that sorted. I won A Plague Tale: Innocence after this on the same day from one of you lovely people here (A Secret, Secret Santa), so thank you so much, you really made my day :D

Special thanks to my Secret Santa who gifted me Tilt Brush! I already have experimented with it a bit, and just need to find out how to import reference images to try create something with it :P If you haven't seen them already, some of the screenshots of this game on Steam are amazing!

I hope everyone has had a great holidays and has a happy new year!

Completed


FORM

FORM

2.1 hours
8 of 8 achievements

I really enjoyed FORM - fun, short VR puzzle game.

Nonogram - The Greatest Painter

Nonogram - The Greatest Painter

7.5 hours
26 of 26 achievements
Solitaire Mystery: Stolen Power

Solitaire Mystery: Stolen Power

8/10
1.2 hours
5 of 5 achievements
As usual, not much to see here :P

Beaten

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

22.4 hours
37 of 38 achievements

Bugged achievement! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Essentially I need to get to a rock that is hidden under a lake. You can only access this during Summer (people seem to think it should be daytime after 1pm), but the lake isn't draining. sigh
I might have to restart the game and see if I can get it to work, as nothing else people have suggested in the forums have worked…

Otherwise it's a relaxing and enjoyable game to play! Just a minor complaint of there being no way to hide the UI… My screenshot on the first tab of this post was taken by switching to the menu and quickly taking the screenshot in that second the UI closes to open the menu.

Destination Primus Vita

Destination Primus Vita

1.8 hours
2 of 8 achievements

First achievement I got before even opening the game, so it seems achievements are a bit bugged for this. Decided to just play through the story and maybe come back if I want to deal with bugged achievements…. Story is average. The whole changing orientation of gravity with the rooms was trippy, but cool.

Played


Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

9.4 hours
23 of 700 achievements
Beat Saber

Beat Saber

6.7 hours
10 of 26 achievements
A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence

2.8 hours
4 of 35 achievements
Coloring Pixels

Coloring Pixels

20.3 hours
54 of 477 achievements
Space Pirate Trainer

Space Pirate Trainer

1.0 hours
2 of 10 achievements
I've done a lot of flicking between games to see what I like, especially in VR, so haven't really listed a lot of games I tried less than half an hour of. I did attempt Budget Cuts, but so far have found it underwhelming. Superhot I've also had an issue with and have had to install a previous version due to a known bug where your hands are in the floor! Synth Riders is like Beat Saber except with punching, and you really feel the workout in your legs quicker. Space Pirate Trainer is pretty fun

Mostly this month my time has been in Halo, Yonder and Beat Saber. Some more grinding in Children of Zodiarcs to work towards 100% completion, but at the rate thats going it might be another year :P

Backlog Additions



Secret Santa

  • Tilt Brush
    Tilt Brush

  • Steam Gift Wins

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
    A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • Bought

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Budget Cuts
    Budget Cuts
  • Pavlov VR
    Pavlov VR
  • SUPERHOT VR
    SUPERHOT VR
  • The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day
    The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day
  • The Night of the Rabbit
    The Night of the Rabbit
  • Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy
    Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy
  • Gomo
    Gomo
  • Wallpaper Engine
    Wallpaper Engine
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

  • Traded for

  • Autonauts
    Autonauts
  • Elite Dangerous
    Elite Dangerous
  • Kingdom: Classic
    Kingdom: Classic
  • Access Denied
    Access Denied
  • Fujii
    Fujii
  • Widower's Sky
    BOXVR
  • BOXVR
    BOXVR
  • Synth Riders
    Synth Riders
  • PLAYNE
    PLAYNE
  • LEGO® Worlds
    LEGO® Worlds

  • Freebies

  • Hot Squat
    Hot Squat
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There are a few other free VR games/programs I have installed, such as VRChat, The Lab, Trials on Tatooine, Waltz of the Wizard and Google Earth VR! Hot Squat is the only game of these that I have tried so far.