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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
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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.

Monthly Update for June

Here are the games I mostly played this month.
For the monthly theme, I completed Forager and Old Man’s Journey, and did the new Fishing achievements in Tower Unite!
I ended up getting a LOT of games this month…
I’ve also been working on the first steamgift I got last month, Moon Hunters. A friend and I have been trying to 100% it, which still has a bit to go.
I had big plans to complete a few of my shorter games, but once I got My Time at Portia as a freebie I’ve spent a LOT of time playing that.

Played: (Excluded a few smaller playtime games)

Let's add to the baaacklog aaaagaiiinnn

Steamgift Wins
Now…. to the added backlog. I actually won a fair few games from Steamgifts this month! One more game and I’ve graduated from Unlucky 7 ;) I’ll probably not enter many now that the steam sale has also added to my backlog…

  • Republique
    Republique

    0 minutes playtime

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    0 minutes playtime

  • Orwell
    Orwell

    0 minutes playtime

  • UAYEB
    UAYEB

    0 minutes playtime

  • Monsti
    Monsti

    3 minutes playtime

    no achievements

Steam Sale:

I’ve been really wanting Stardew Valley, Starbound and Glass Masquerade 2 for awhile now, so finally decided I may as well get them. I think after Moon Hunter’s my friend and I will move onto Starbound or Borderlands.

  • Stardew Valley
    Stardew Valley

    0 minutes playtime

  • Starbound
    Starbound

    0 minutes playtime

  • Toren
    Toren

    0 minutes playtime

  • Submerged
    Submerged

    0 minutes playtime

  • Lethis - Path of Progress
    Lethis - Path of Progress

    0 minutes playtime

  • The Room
    The Room

    0 minutes playtime

  • Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions
    Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions

    74 minutes playtime

Other buys:
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for the DLC and the July Humble Bundle.
  • The Lion's Song
    The Lion's Song

    0 minutes playtime

  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
    Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

    0 minutes playtime

  • The Invisible Hours
    The Invisible Hours

    0 minutes playtime

Games from Trades:

  • Last Day of June
    Last Day of June

    0 minutes playtime

  • MORDHAU
    MORDHAU

    3 hours playtime

  • Samorost 2
    Samorost 2

    0 minutes playtime

  • Tiny Guardians
    Tiny Guardians

    0 minutes playtime

  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    0 minutes playtime

  • Forager
    Forager

    22 hours playtime

  • Old Man's Journey
    Old Man's Journey

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

FREEBIES!!

Mostly from steam, although I got My Time at Portia through Green Man Gaming's monthly Wheel of Mystery :D (Essentially you get a point for posting to their forums, once you have 100 points you can spin the wheel they have up randomly once a month. Usually 5 games that are all pretty good! Recommend it if you have time to post every now and then!)

  • Subterrain
    Subterrain

    0 minutes playtime

  • Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2
    Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2

    0 minutes playtime

  • Verde Station
    Verde Station

    0 minutes playtime

  • Polygoneer
    Polygoneer

    40 minutes playtime

  • Kabounce
    Kabounce

    0 minutes playtime

  • My Time At Portia
    My Time At Portia

    21 hours playtime

Safe to say, I think I'm set for a fair while ! Slightly different from my Hidden Object binge last month.

May Update

Yeah May isn’t completely over, but hey, most the gaming I’ll get done this month is. So here we are. My first update.
So I have actually done more than I thought this month. I’m generally pretty slack on playing, much less beating or completing any games, so this amount is a success. Terraria I mostly completed last month, but seeing as I completed it this month…it counts! ;)

Terraria. Human Fall Flat, Don’t Starve Together and Magicka I have been playing with two other people, so it kind of relies on times we are all free! (and when we decide to not play Overwatch..)

I managed to get Enigmatis 2 and Hard Reset Redux for free recently, from a HOG group and Reddit, so want to complete the HOG and play a bit more of Hard Reset. I also got Hidden Folks from a trade with a friend, but think I’ll complete that pretty quickly!

Games Completed. Games Beaten. Games Started.. Backlog Additions

So I completed a fair bit for me… I did, however, add to my backlog this month…

SG wins:

→ Children of the Zodiarcs
→ Moon Hunters

Giveaways/Freebies

→ Age of Wonders III
→ FORCED
→ Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
→ Hatred
→ The Ship
→ Rogue Legacy
→ Timberman
→ North
→ Kathy Rain
→ Hard Reset Redux
→ Enigmatis 2

Trades/Friends:

→ Hidden Folks
→ Don’t Starve Together

Bought:

→ Indiegala Artifex Mundi Bundle #12 = +10 HOG’s…

So I’ve got a bigger backlog then I started :P