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I tend to go by Jaded, but am also known as Cynnix - it's a lot easier creating accounts with that name :P

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2020:

Nothing yet!!



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.

Monthly Update #7: November



Computer Upgrade and VR. Enough said. (Bye money, I'll miss you)

Sooo yeah. I decided to go for the Oculus Quest seeing as it has Link now! (Plus I can sideload and use Virtual Desktop, so yay to Steam games)
Also decided this was a perfect time to upgrade my PC! New everything, except PSU and some of my storage haha. Just waiting on the message to pick up my parts now! RIP Housing Deposit.

I've been prepping for VR by trading for/buying cheap VR games. And not so cheap, but on sale VR games.. + Beat Saber. (Why is this never on special??)
But yeah again not toooo much playing except for games I can play at work haha (Colouring Pixels!!!). A lot of my free time has been crawling VR subreddits, OzBargain and r/gamedeals :P

DECEMBER 3RD UPDATE: MY OCULUS QUEST ARRIVED YESTERDAY! IT IS SO COOL. I ordered it Friday, here by Monday wth haha. I spent the afternoon setting it up, and I think I've now got SteamVR set up over the Wifi. Will test my steam games this afternoon!!!

Completed


Tree.Bonsai I was kind of afk playing while I started to rewatch The Expanse in prep for the new season. The last 2 achievements took forever! Seriously the rest I got in the first 5 hours, last two took 10 haha - RNG achievements :( I think it would be nice to have it as a screensaver though...

Beaten

Beating games? What is this? You expect me to have progress? ;)

Played


Backlog Additions

A lot... again.. But next time will be different?!? Unlikely.
I managed to get Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Megaquarium for $5 AUD each from a local store. Thanks OzBargain ;) Haven't decided whether to gift M-E:SoW to a friend or not yet so it's still in packaging..
Anyway a few VR games from GMG's +5 deal, and in prep for getting my new VR a few more from Humble and Steam (slight understatement of a few)

Here is my current catalog of VR Games, missing a few key games I should be set for ages with this. I tried to get a bit of variety in game style, but we'll see I guess. https://www.backlog-assassins.net/lists/plok23b


    Steam Gift Wins

  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut
  • Kitty Cat: Jigsaw Puzzles
    Kitty Cat: Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Seen
    Seen
  • SteamWorld Heist
    SteamWorld Heist

  • Gifts

  • Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
    Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

  • Bought

  • House Flipper
    House Flipper
  • Megaquarium
    Megaquarium

  • Bought - VR

  • Beat Saber
    Beat Saber
  • Space Pirate Trainer
    Space Pirate Trainer
  • Batman™: Arkham VR
    Batman™: Arkham VR
  • GORN
    GORN
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
    The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
  • FORM
    FORM
  • Twilight Path
    Twilight Path
  • Detached
    Detached
  • ALICE VR
    ALICE VR
  • Voronium - Locust Sols
    Voronium - Locust Sols
  • Killing Floor: Incursion
    Killing Floor: Incursion
  • Sprint Vector
    Sprint Vector
  • Arizona Sunshine
    Arizona Sunshine
  • Fallout 4 VR
    Fallout 4 VR
  • </ul>
    CROTEAM VR Bundle on steam which had these games:
    • The Talos Principle VR
      The Talos Principle VR
    • Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope
      Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope
    • Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter
      Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter
    • Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter
      Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter
    • Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE
      Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE

    • Humble Bundle

    • Evergarden
      Evergarden
    • 11-11 Memories Retold
      11-11 Memories Retold

    • Traded for

    • House Flipper: Garden Flipper DLC
      House Flipper: Garden Flipper DLC
    • Vampyr
      Vampyr
    • Darkest Dungeon®
      Darkest Dungeon®
    • Ylands
      Ylands
    • Queen's Quest: Tower of Darkness
      Queen's Quest: Tower of Darkness

    • Freebies

    • SuperGrind RPG (beta)
      SuperGrind RPG (beta)
    • Dracula 4 and 5 - Special Steam Edition
      Dracula 4 and  5 - Special Steam Edition

Monthly Update #6: October


Every month is a backlog addition month..

Slowly trading away all my spare keys for games I would like to play... eventually :P

I haven't played many games this month - worked a few extra late/weekend shifts, and with social events and a preference to sleep, gaming has gone to the backburner. I have decided that I'll keep an eye out during Black Friday sales for an Oculus Rift S after deciding that base stations won't really work for my VR dreams at the moment haha.

Earlier this month I have played around with using Steam's Remote Play on my IPad and with using a controller (for someone who has never owned a console and avoided using a controller, this has been a challenge!). Reason for this is due to having Ulnar Nerve Entrapment from using my keyboard constantly... -__-' But hey, my ability to use a controller has increased dramatically this month with Spyro. :P

On my IPad via Remote Play, Slay the Spire is definitely a stand out. The automatic controls they give you are perfect and the game plays well. I tried Stardew Valley, and it really is not intuitive on a tablet, which is a shame. I used up some of my Google Play credit and got it for my phone, and the controls are so much better! Have to see if I can alter them to be similar... Hidden Object games seem like they may play OK as well. Trying to figure out which ones are worth trying to play. So, if you use Remote Play and have any suggestions.. they will be much appreciated! :)

October Progress (Take a step back!)

10%
3%
16%
70%
1%

September Progress

11%
3%
16%
69%
1%

Completed


Nothing... :(

Beaten

Wow this is embarrassing this month haha

Played


    HERE

Backlog Additions


    Steam Gift Wins

  • Memorrha
    Memorrha

  • Gifts

  • Cat Goes Fishing
    Cat Goes Fishing
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones
    Reigns: Game of Thrones
  • Seers Isle
    Seers Isle
A friend of mine gifted some wishlisted games to me on my Birthday earlier this month!!

    Bought

  • Mini Words
    Mini Words
This game popped up in my activity feed and was less than a dollar, so bought it with trading card money - game I can play at work...while pretending to work.. :P


    Humble Bundle

  • Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy
    Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy
  • Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy
    Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy
  • Avernum 3: Ruined World
    Avernum 3: Ruined World
  • PUSS!
    PUSS!
  • The Spiral Scouts
    The Spiral Scouts
  • Override
    Override

    Traded for

  • Cat Quest II
    Cat Quest II
  • Generation Zero
    Generation Zero
  • Alchemy Garden
    Alchemy Garden
  • Dreamfall Chapters
    Dreamfall Chapters
  • Hyper Light Drifter
    Hyper Light Drifter
  • Paradigm
    Paradigm
  • Q.U.B.E. 2
    Q.U.B.E. 2
  • Tree.Bonsai
    Tree.Bonsai
  • STARWHAL
    STARWHAL
  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
    Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
  • Screencheat
    Screencheat

  • Freebies

  • Cuphead
    Cuphead

Greenmangaming had another Forum competition this month - this time a colouring competition. Everyone that entered ended up receiving a copy of Cuphead!

Monthly Update #5: September


I finally managed to trade for Farm Together!

So yeah, most of this month is again like last month, more focused on a few large, time-consuming games. >.>

Virtual Reality - Space problems

I've been seriously considering getting VR for awhile now (as some of the games I have activated/traded for recently have shown :P), the only problem is trying to figure out how I can set it up! The room my computer is in has no room, and the closest room I can set it up is probably 3-5 metres away. Anyone have any experience with VR and their set ups? I might wait a little longer and see reviews about the Vive Cosmos and if the Valve Index actually releases in Australia... Apparently the original Vive is also being phased out. Who knows what I'll do though!

September Progress

11%
3%
16%
69%
1%

August Progress

11%
3%
17%
68%
2%

Completed


Snow White Solitaire. Charmed Kingdom

Snow White Solitaire. Charmed Kingdom

Mystery Bundle
14.9 hours
14 of 14 achievements
Little hidden city

Little hidden city

Trade
0.6 hours
101 of 101 achievements

Beaten

Farm Together

Farm Together

Trade
51.4 hours
49 of 56 achievements

So, most of my month has been spent playing Farm Together. It's a cute game and I enjoyed it. However I've now marked it as Beaten. Why? It has gotten to the point where the endless grind ahead has made me no longer feel like playing. The last few hours I spent editing game files to change the farm terrain, but the amount of currency you need to make a pretty and functional farm would take hundreds of hours of endless grind. The game play encourages you to afk or come back hours later, then repeat. At the 50 hour mark, I'd had fun, but yeah.. I don't want to spent a few hundred more hours just to unlock more areas :P But for 50 hours of gameplay where I had fun, it was a worthwhile game to get in a trade!

Played

So this month has definitely been taken over by Farm Together and Deep Rock Galactic. After playing the free weekend, a friend and I got suckered in and have been playing whenever we are both free! It's a fun game :) I also played a little bit of some other games, such as Crafting Block World, Crazy Plant Shop and Blockwick 2, but not enough to record it :P

Dropped


Nothing to see here.

Backlog Additions

I went through a lot of my older keys (mostly from Humble), and decided to keep a fair few of them. I was debating on whether to trade/giveaway a few, but ultimately...more to the backlog :P The Deep Rock Galactic Free Weekend was fun, so a friend and I ended up buying it. Forager ended up releasing more achievements recently, so that's been added back to the backlog. Some interesting games from trades this month as well!

And just to end the month on a high note, I managed to get NieR:Automata from Kinguin's Crazy Free Weekends! After not bidding for anything for months, I decided to just enter the lottery as games I thought I'd like came up. Entered for Nier, went to bed. Checked it the next day and it was in my inventory! Pretty stoked about that.

More achievements added - need to re-100%!

  • Forager
    Forager

    22 hours playtime

    84 of 99 achievements


  • Steam Gift Wins

  • The Darkside Detective
    The Darkside Detective

  • Bought and Older Key activations - mostly Humble Bundles >.>

  • Deep Rock Galactic
    Deep Rock Galactic
  • Surviving Mars
    Surviving Mars
  • The Adventure Pals
    The Adventure Pals
  • Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon
    Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon
  • The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human
    The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human
  • Kind Words
    Kind Words
  • macdows95
    macdows95
  • Distance
    Distance
  • MOTHERGUNSHIP
    MOTHERGUNSHIP
  • State of Mind
    State of Mind
  • HIVESWAP: Act 1
    HIVESWAP: Act 1
  • Cook, Serve, Delicious!
    Cook, Serve, Delicious!

  • Traded for

  • Ara Fell
    Ara Fell
  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
    The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
  • Little Hidden City
    Little Hidden City
  • Crafting Block World
    Crafting Block World
  • Crazy Plant Shop
    Crazy Plant Shop
  • The Purring Quest
    The Purring Quest
  • Evoland Legendary Edition
    Evoland Legendary Edition
  • Evoland 2
    Evoland 2
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • Monster Sanctuary
    Monster Sanctuary
  • Farm Together
    Farm Together
  • Guild of Dungeoneering
    Guild of Dungeoneering

  • Freebies

  • NieR:Automata™
    NieR:Automata™
  • PARSE
    PARSE
  • Butterfly Moment
    Butterfly Moment
  • </div> </div> </div>

Monthly Update #4: August


AKA the month of little progress and a lot of backlog additions

Compared to last month, this month is pretty terrible completion wise! Managed to complete two games, although I did play a lot of larger games this month. Oh well haha

August Progress

11%
3%
17%
68%
2%
(Are these progress bars even accurate? Apparently last month's was off too. Oh well >.>)

Completed


Staxel

Staxel

Traded for
82 hours
23 of 23 achievements
Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You

Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You

SteamGifts Win
9.5 hours
27 of 27 achievements

Beaten


Nothing... so have a screenshot of a Beaten game I'm working on completing still :P (Moon Hunters)

Played


I didn't really play as much this month, mostly just added to my backlog :P Otherwise I spent most my time playing Starbound and No Man's Sky with a friend. We decided to focus on Starbound while some bugs are getting sorted with bases disappearing in NMS before we go crazy building things. I tried Hellblade, and I really like it and the lore, hoever really dislike the combat. I don't know, it feels more designed for a controller. If it was just a straight walking simulator/running away from things etc it would be more my thing. I ended up rage quitting at a fight and haven't gone back yet... haha

I just started Slime Rancher and am really enjoying it. Of course I managed to get slimes escaping their pen straight away... Every game I play where I try to contain animals they miraculously become escape artists! (Not looking at my cows in Staxel at all.... or my cows/chickens in Starbound... )

Starbound

Starbound

Bought
19.1 hours
17 of 51 achievements
No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky

Bought
8.6 hours
4 of 27 achievements
Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

Bought
8.5 hours
0 of 40 achievements
My Time At Portia

My Time At Portia

Freebie/Trade
63.4 hours
29 of 91 achievements
Moon Hunters

Moon Hunters

SteamGifts Win
16.8 hours
39 of 47 achievements
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

SteamGifts Win
1.6 hours
1 of 14 achievements
Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher

Bought
0.8 hours
4 of 57 achievements

Dropped


I have dropped nothing this month! (Screenshot from Staxel)

Backlog Additions

They're multiplying - it's electrifying!

SO MANY GAMES. Indiegala had another Artifex Mundi bundle... I only had one of them so... they are allll mine. I've now created a category on steam for unfinished HOG's.....So I can look at that before buying more now lol. I also went through some of my spare keys that I use for trades, and decided that I may as well activate the VR games I have as I do intend to get VR as soon as I have room to set it up.. Batman I had a couple of copies from past mystery bundles so decided to activate one and gift a friend one, and Vermintide I had a couple keys and activated one and gifted a different friend one so we can co-op it eventually.

I think i went pretty well trade wise this month, I got lucky on Fanatical's Mystery bundle and got some pretty good games I can trade and games I haven't already got (Although still none of them was Farm Together which is what I really wanted!), plus same games I've gotten for free from GMG. I ended up cutting back on my SG entries, and I did buy No Man's Sky. (I was tempted to wait until GMG's Wheel of Mystery to see if it was on it, and if I didn't get it, see if someone wanted to trade for Monster Hunter World, but Humble had a pretty good deal so I got it :P Lucky, because I didn't get it from the wheel haha) I ended up getting Age of Wonders: Planetfall, so I'll try to trade it. It's a game I'd maybe play, but I'd rather get something I want to play :) Humble Bundle finally had Slime Rancher on sale again, so I leapt on that haha. To a bigger backlog... :P

Steam Gift Wins

  • Tempest
    Tempest
  • Her Story
    Her Story

  • Bought

  • No Man's Sky
    No Man's Sky
  • Slime Rancher
    Slime Rancher
  • Slay the Spire
    Slay the Spire

  • Bought - Mystery Bundles (Because I'm a sucker :P)

  • The Signal From Tölva
    The Signal From Tölva
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure
    Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure
  • Serial Cleaner
    Serial Cleaner
  • Snake Pass
    Snake Pass
  • Legend of Mysteria RPG
    Legend of Mysteria RPG
  • Shoppe Keep
    Shoppe Keep
  • Shoppe Keep 2
    Shoppe Keep 2
  • Destiny Warriors RPG
    Destiny Warriors RPG

  • Bought - Artifex Mundi Bundle

  • Time Mysteries 3: The Final Enigma
    9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek
  • Demon Hunter: Chronicles from Beyond
    Demon Hunter: Chronicles from Beyond
  • Path of Sin: Greed
    Path of Sin: Greed
  • My Brother Rabbit
    My Brother Rabbit
  • Endless Fables 3: Dark Moor
    Endless Fables 3: Dark Moor
  • Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden
    Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden
  • Queen's Quest 3: The End of Dawn
    Queen's Quest 3: The End of Dawn
  • Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery
    Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery
  • 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek
    9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek

  • Older keys I activated

  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
    Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Archangel Hellfire - Fully Loaded
    Archangel Hellfire - Fully Loaded
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
    Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
  • Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
    Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide

  • Traded for

  • Fallout 4
    Fallout 4
  • SUPERHOT
    SUPERHOT
  • Tangledeep
    Tangledeep
  • Lost Castle
    Lost Castle
  • Niche
    Niche
  • Rakuen
    Rakuen
  • Lara Croft GO
    Lara Croft GO
  • Portal Knights
    Portal Knights
  • Oracle
    Oracle
  • Seasons after Fall
    Seasons after Fall

  • Freebies

  • Puzzles Under The Hill
    Puzzles Under The Hill
  • DiRT Rally
    DiRT Rally

Monthly Update #3: July


This month I was off sick for a week and a half so I've had a lot more time to game than I normally do. Yay to backlog progress! I got through a lot of my SG Wins this month too :) (Then won some more..shh)
Here is my attempt at playing around with Tabs.. Haven't used HTML in years, so there was an attempt.
Plus, screenshots. Because why not ;)

Overall Progress

11%
6%
18%
64%
2%

Completed


Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink

Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink

SG Win
4.2 hours
19 of 19 achievements
Zen Garden

Zen Garden

Steam Sale
2.7 hours
30 of 30 achievements

Similar to lines, however nearly every spot is set and is less flexible. Could be slightly frustrating, as there is no undo button. Every mistake you then had to redo the level.
Has cool bright pink achievement letters though? :P

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

6.3 hours
19 of 19 achievements

I really enjoyed this game. I got it in a bundle and wasn't expecting much from it, but it was great!. I only played the single player but it also has a local co-op option. Game based on an Inuit Legend, collectable insights (videos) throughout the game discussing Inuit culture. Was fascinating.
Pros:
Character design was great, and even with no talking I really felt for the characters every time I managed to kill them :( The fox was adorable. The enemies also felt threatening which was good. The game automatically saves, but saved at each point you passed an obstacle which was great.

Cons:
Had issues with some sections using mouse/keyboard. Recommend controller or at least changing one of the action keys for the fox. Playing single player, you rely a little bit on the other character getting places without your help. Frequently one of them managed to jump to their death/get squashed/eaten etc etc.

Overall I recommend it!

Hidden Paws

Hidden Paws

Steam Sale
3.3 hours
8 of 8 achievements
Sandmade

Sandmade

Steam Sale
0.8 hours
7 of 7 achievements

A fun puzzle game. Pretty short - I managed to finish all 100 puzzles in 50 minutes.

NORTH

NORTH

1.3 hours
no achievements
The Deer

The Deer

SG Win
0.1 hours
no achievements

….Ok worst game. This took a few minutes to complete and you just kind of ran into a wall. Thought it was a bug but looking at the discussion forum, no… that's the end of the game lol.
So the rest of the time after 10 minutes, is me idling for cards…. :/
No one ever buy this haha

Beaten


Children of Zodiarcs

Children of Zodiarcs

SG Win
34.6 hours
35 of 40 achievements

This was really fun. Definitely not the kind of game I would've originally bought for myself and thought I'd like, but 35 hours later…
I was attempting to 100% it, however I have to replay most of the story in normal mode to get some timed achievements. I managed to get the hard mode play through with no characters dying done though!
Story wise, I liked it, although I felt the decisions made by the characters were stupid, but in the context believable.
Music was also good.
Definitely recommend it.

Played


Staxel

Staxel

Trade
69 hours
21 of 23 achievements
My Time at Portia

My Time at Portia

GMG Wheel of Mystery
50 hours
27 of 91 achievements
Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions

Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions

Steam Sale
2.2 hours
7 of 38 achievements
ISLANDERS

ISLANDERS

Steam Sale
1.4 hours
12 of 26 achievements

Dropped


Monsti

Monsti

SG Win
0.5 hours
no achievements

This game is just Flappy Bird. Only so much I can take before this has been set to Beaten (aka dropped for this one). Nothing really to distinguish it other than it's been removed from Steam.

Backlog Additions


Steam Gift Wins

I also have a few games from Bundles I haven't completely decided what to do with yet - whether that is keep/gift to a friend/giveaways. We will see! :) I originally won The Last Remnant on SG but the key was a duplicate, so the person made a private giveaway with a game of my choice from a list. Which is how I now own Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth! Didn't even know about the game beforehand, looks pretty good.