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Monthly Update #29: September 2021

Still in lock down. Freedom soon.. maybe....

I played a fair bit of the New World Open Beta and Littlewood this month.

I'm posting this month's report a little early, as I anticipate no-lifeing New World from tomorrow on.. :D Pretty excited about playing another MMO for a little bit, and I found gathering/crafting was very satisfying during beta! Plus, all my friends in my normal Discord server are all going to play it, first game since Guild Wars 2 we are all going to play the same game for a little bit together. Maybe this will get me through the rest of lockdown!



Played

Backlog

Freebies

  • CAT Interstellar: Recast


Monthly Update #28: August 2021

Lockdown foreeeever

I started off strong this month, playing a few games within a week or so. Then I just kind of lost interest. I think it's that I've been at my computer non-stop with this lockdown (and busy WFH), so I've pretty much spent a lot of time either doom-scrolling on reddit in bed (along with watching the occasional daily 11am NSW Press conferences as we get gas-lighted by the Premier), making plant purchases, and coming up with grand plans of what I want to do to my tiny apartment. (A lot of ideas I need access to Bunnings or something haha).
I'm thinking of making an IKEA Greenhouse cabinet thing, but need to figure out a way to wall attach it from the side - where I want it to go is high up, with no wall behind it... I don't want it crashing on top of me one day! I'm looking at something like this (Instagram link).

I haven't seen family since early June, and saw a friend for the first time recently as I drove her to get her COVID vaccination. Definitely feels different living alone in lockdown, than last year when I was living with parents!

I also realised I didn't actually upload any screenshots this month!! I uploaded a couple just now I took during the month, but nothing spectacular. Doesn't help LiS and Ken Follett's both weren't ultrawide compatible :(



Played

Half-Life 2

Life Is Strange

11.4 hours
60 of 60 achievements
Half-Life 2

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth

14.5 hours
36 of 41 achievements
Half-Life 2

Bee Simulator

4.0 hours
25 of 51 achievements

Backlog

I added nothing to my backlog this month!!


Monthly Update #27: July 2021

July is over already?? What??
So still in lockdown in Sydney, and could be for months at this stage. We had an anti-lockdown protest so uhhh going great here.... :S
But hey, I was finally able to make a booking for a first vaccine dose now that they have opened it to anyone over 18!


Games wise this month, I played all of Assassin's Creed: Origins...and bought New World - to 'test' in beta, but who am I kidding, I'm not refunding at this stage. I played about another 5 hours this beta - decided to wait until release to play more so I'm not doing the same beginning bit over again. Now to get some other games played in August before release..!


Played

Half-Life 2

Assassin's Creed Origins

72.0 hours
67 of 67 achievements
Half-Life 2

The Walking Dead: Michonne

3.6 hours
21 of 21 achievements

Backlog

Bought

  • New World
  • SteamGifts Win

    • Bee Simulator
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Monthly Update #26: June 2021


Witcher 3 took up the first half of the month, except I hit a point after the Battle for Kaer Morhen where I just lost interest in the main story, sooo I'm putting it on pause............ Otherwise I've restarted My Time at Portia again..
oh except I did finally play Beat Saber and Pistol Whip again. My body hurts. D:

Plus I'm back into lock down now. Nearly a year with minimal restrictions was to good to be true. Damn Australia.


Played

Half-Life 2

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

76.4 hours
33 of 78 achievements
Half-Life 2

My Time At Portia

78.7 hours
29 of 91 achievements

Backlog

Humble Bundle

  • Effie
  • Going Under
  • Ikenfell
  • Paw Paw Paw
And that's it folks! (for my $6 USD plan...)

Free

  • Tell Me Why
  • Titan Souls
  • Museum of Other Realities
  • Surviving Mars

Basically Free? 0.02 cents for them in a bundle..Less than a trading card

  • Deployment
  • TimeLock VR


Monthly Update #25: May 2021


I actually played games this month. Shocking, I know. About mid-way through the month, I felt like playing Assassin's Creed: Odyssey again. So I completed the DLC, and managed to finish all achievements! Not only that, I then started The Witcher 3, which I've already tried 3 times before and couldn't get into.

Well, I got into it this month if my hours played show... Anyway, have a Geralt screenshot:


Played & Beaten!

I completed games this month! One that's a more impressive completion as well! (It's been awhile..) Today I did start to have an issue with The Witcher 3 - the game stopped saving. Haven't opened it again to see if it saved the progress I made in a whole quest line. :/

Backlog

Steam Sale

Ok, after enjoying AC: Odyssey so much, I decided to get Origins when it went on sale. I'll probably be sick of Open World games after I beat The Witcher 3 however... HMM
  • Assassin's Creed Origins

Humble Bundle

An older key I activated and 2 from this month. Still umming and aahing about the rest.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York
  • Metro Exodus
  • Vane


Monthly Update #24: April 2021


Annnnd another mediocre playing month, but hey I beat a few games! (All short haha).
Another month of buying stuff for my apartment really. I ended up getting a LG CX 55" TV.. got a rug, ottoman, pillows, throws, towels, art etc.
Pretty much just got a couple of small things left to get, and my sofa which is delayed until July 23rd :(

I also spent this weekend working on making a bedhead and shelf for on top of some IKEA shoe cabinets I've put up, using a similar wood panel I used to make my desk. Just waiting for the Oil to soak in, and I'll hopefully put that up at the end of the week as well. (My bedhead budget went to the TV instead haha)


Played & Beaten!

I played a few smaller games this month. All for that Monthly in a Month event on SteamGifts - some thing to get me playing, even short ones, while I have different priorities at this point in time. Hopefully I'll have more gaming time starting this next month or so :)

Backlog

Humble Bundle

Ones I've activated so far. Even played 2 straight away! (Shocking, I know)
  • Main Assembly
  • Remothered: Broken Porcelain
  • SIMULACRA
  • SIMULACRA 2


Monthly Update #23: March 2021


So uuuh yeah apartment decorating took precedence again this month. I've lost count of how many trips I've made to Bunnings and IKEA. This week I even went to IKEA, bought a flatpack, took it home, did it, and went back to IKEA within 2 hours to get another.. symmetry y'know. I have also bought A LOT of plants. I've got a new obsession.. RIP backlog.
I did play a bit of Death Stranding and Overcooked 2. Death Stranding was entertaining for a bit, but ehhhhhhh.

Very lacking in screenshots this month D: Sorry for the half-arsed post this month!


Played

Gave up on Fallen Order - didn't get into it and then EA Play ran out. A bit disappointed. It felt to much like Tomb Raider with it's traversal puzzles. Except it was somehow even more straightforward and looped around obviously that I just didn't have the patience. I think I went in wanting a more kotor experience.

Started Death Stranding which so far is interesting. I kind of wish it didn't have the BT's and stuff though, I want a calm delivery post simulator haha. The bits with terrifying ghosts and your weird detector baby are not fun for me :S Also, product placement is super over the top in the private room. Exhibit A in screenshot above ^

Backlog

Humble Bundle

I haven't decided what I want to keep from the rest of the monthly so far. Here are the ones I've activated:
  • ELEX
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad
  • Freebies

  • Metro 2033


Monthly Update #22: February 2021


Uuuuuuuuuh it's been a month already?? 0.o'

I've now moved in. Another busy month this month.
So last update I said how I was going to paint the place. Jobs now done are:
• Painted the place
• Furniture moved in (and me haha)
• 6(?) flatpacks done
• Built in Wardrobe now set up with a new storage system -aka flatpack MALM's and some flexi storage rails so I can add/remove shelves/baskets etc as needed
• Laundry storage done with flexi storage as well
• Trips to IKEA and Bunnings..uhh 10+ by now?
• Bought a heap of plants and potted them
• Cleaned and painted the grout in the bathroom
• Changed lights and vent in bathroom and attached flatpack cabinets I made in the bathroom...
• Several days of sofa shopping. (Still no success).
• Had a guy come over to quote drainage for the air conditioner.......

So havent had much time game wise this month. I did buy Valheim and play that with friends as it was the only time I'd play otherwise haha

I'm not even bothering with the stats this month haha

Played

I've also played a tiny bit of Beat Saber and Pistol Whip on my Quest. First time to check it's still worked it's been awhile, and to see if my living space is big enough. Last night i played to get a bit of exercise in after feeling like I haven't done much fitness haha

Backlog

Steam

I bought EA Play at the really cheap price of $1.39 AUD to play Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.. I doubt I'll finish the game at this rate haha
  • EA Play
  • Valheim
  • Humble Bundle

  • Boomerang Fu
  • Train Station Renovation
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 Complete Edition
  • The Wild Eight
  • Iris and the giant
  • Moving Out
  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
  • Outward


Monthly Update #21: January 2021


In anticipation of no more game time this month... here is an early post for January 21 -

Been a pretty busy month this month - we have a new system implemented at work, so have a ton of data migration to do, and I've been having to lead a team and make sure everyone has been trained. So all day every day is computer work, and an occasional screenshare call to train someone remotely. Days have been full on, so haven't played much this month.
I also just got the keys to my new place!! Settlement went through no problem yesterday :D Was planning to move all the major items in today, but realised we definitely need to paint the place. Looked a bit grimy. So after settlement yesterday we ran to Bunnings, got paint supplies and started patching areas/sugar soaping the place. Today's job is painting it all hopefully and also get internet set up. Hopefully can move some of the bigger items tomorrow while I have the sister's van. We'll see. I also have to get my wardrobe done.. It's a built in that was gross with nothing but one shelf and 2 clothes rails so.. A trip to IKEA most likely.

Games related, I have only played Assassin's Creed: Odyssey this month lol. I've beaten the main story, and am currently working on the DLC's.

Plan for 2021

I do have a general plan figured out - I've made a list of games I'm most interested in playing so far - I want to keep it around 20 items if possible so that I don't have too many options to be indecisive :) If I lose interest in something for the time being, I'll remove it. If something catches my eye I'll add it. More a way to see the games I want to play when I am not sure what to play next. I've taken a screenshot of it so far so I can see how it changes throughout the year!

Stats

End of January
14% (104/734)
6% (45/734)
15% (112/734)
63% (464/734)
1% (9/734)
End of December
14% (102/716)
6% (43/716)
16% (111/716)
63% (451/716)
1% (9/716)

Completed

Nothing to see here....


Beaten

Half-Life 2

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

128.4 hours
66 of 93 achievements

Currently on Episode 2 on both DLC's.
I got a bit bored once I hit the Underworld in the Atlantis DLC, so moved onto the other one for a change of pace.

So many screenshots taken in this game..


Played

Real life housing simulator... No other games this month :0

Backlog

I ended up getting the HB Choice this month pretty much for just PC Building Simulator. I have the 6 months for $6USD deal so can't pause. But, I ended up trading for more than that in Steam funds just with Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey which I can't see myself playing. Rest will likely be used for trade/giveaways. I might activate some later, who knows..

Steam Sale

I bought another game juuust before the sale ended
  • Littlewood
  • Humble Bundle

  • PC Building Simulator

  • Free

  • Little Nightmares


Monthly Update #20: December 2020


Happy New Year to everyone! Hopefully the next will be better than the last!
I spent most of this month on two games - Spiritfarer, a gift from my Secret Santa, and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey which I bought Christmas Eve. Yes, I've logged 60 hours since Christmas Eve... 0.o'
Both beautiful games. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey I've only finished 4 out of 9 episodes - I keep getting distracted by the photo mode! For those friends with me, sorry about the screenshot spam on your activity feeds lol.

Stats

End of December
14% (104/731)
6% (44/731)
15% (113/731)
63% (461/731)
1% (9/731)
End of November
14% (102/716)
6% (43/716)
16% (111/716)
63% (451/716)
1% (9/716)

Completed

Half-Life 2

Spiritfarer

34.3 hours
39 of 39 achievements

Lovely relaxing game. Thank you to my Secret Santa for a wonderful choice!

The environment design in this game is beautiful - I took a fair few screenshots throughout. I just wish I could hide the characters so that I could get just the environment!

It also really goes to show how much I love 'chore' games - my favourite parts are working on collections. The story was great once I looked into it further with Stella and her relationship with the characters. I'm not really the emotional type so some of the storylines really didn't impact me as it seems a lot of people praising the game did. The ending also felt inevitable and appropriate, so that part of the story didn't impact me as it seems to a lot of people who have reviewed the game.

There is also a lot of minigame type events to collect materials, and to craft every activity is slightly different so it doesn't feel to monotonous.

The only thing I didn't like with the game was how lost I was a certain points and not sure how to progress - because people do things at different points, some of the discussion forum hints didn't help either haha. (Eg. you need certain things to unlock progression). At these points, I tended to work on my collections while trying to figure out how to progress.

I really recommend the game, especially for people who like similar style games in the farming sim genre (Stardew, Portia, Farm Together etc).

Half-Life 2

Rover Mechanic Simulator

13.2 hours
24 of 24 achievements


Beaten

Half-Life 2

A Short Hike

1.2 hours
3 of 8 achievements

A lovely game, but for some reason it felt like I played this game for hours, even though it was barely over an hour.
Maybe one day I'll go back to complete it, but i wasn't feeling it after reaching the peak!


Played

Backlog

Thank you to my BLAEO Secret Santa! ♥

Thank you to my Secret Santa who made a wonderful choice for me - Spiritfarer!
  • Spiritfarer
  • Steam Sale

So uh I gave in to the temptation of the sale and used up some of my Steam Funds - worth it!
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey

  • Trades

  • Control
  • Beyond: Two Souls

  • SteamGift Wins

  • Silence
  • Humble Bundle

  • Shining Resonance Refrain
  • Zwei: The Arges Adventure
  • Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection
  • One Step From Eden
  • Path of Giants
  • Still There
  • Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard
  • Overcooked! 2