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January 2019 report
A great start for the new year !
In good resolution of the year 2019, I decided to stop TESO for a while in order to progress on my backlog. As a result, I played more than 20 games this month and finished 12, including 4 of my ABC Challenge! So the year is off to a great start!
I finished some very good games that impressed me (Hellblade, Quantum Break, Last Day of June) but also a whole series of smaller games not necessarily interesting....
I passed some time on flight simulators (FSW and XP11), one of my passions among many others. I am doing a tour of Europe in a small light plane, with one-hour stops, just to visit. I also progressed on Epistory, which I like very much, and which I play with my 6-year-old son next to me: he has to read the words so that I can type them, so he can work on his reading at the same time !
I managed to contain my game purchase, even though I fell for a bundle to get Homeworld Remastered and Immortal Redneck. I was also gifted Just Cause 3, which I started and which I like very much. It replaced Jydge in my ABC Challenge, which I dropped because of the grind needed to unlock the levels.
One thing that will grow my backlog is that I bought a WMR headset (Lenovo Explorer) and I start to look at VR games on Steam. So much things to try !
Faerie Solitaire Remastered
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Just Cause 3
Last Day of June
Passpartout: The Starving Artist
Flight Sim World
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
Epistory - Typing Chronicles
9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek
Redout: Enhanced Edition
World of Goo
Forgotten, Not Lost - A Kinetic Novel
Killer is Dead
Tyler: Model 005
Nice solitaire game with some cool features. I didn't know I could like a game like this, because I'm not a big fan of card games in general. I spent 12 hours to finish the main story and had a good time.
I loved this game, and especially the time-based story, very coherent and engaging. The game is beautiful, the series that is interspersed between the acts is also well done (the actors are great!) and the mix of the two pleased me, I would like to see other games use this mechanism. The gameplay of the game is very pleasant with the different powers at our disposal. I had a little trouble beating the end boss, but after 10 attempts I managed it!
Hellblade will have been complicated for me to finish. I started it a year ago, but the atmosphere of the game and the gameplay of the beginning didn't make me want to continue. I played it in 30-minute increments in 2018, and then in January, I decided to finish it because I was more than halfway through. And I did the right thing, because the second part of the game is much better: more interesting, more varied, the battles are finally tough and the environments crossed are breathtaking.
In the end, it's a real masterpiece for me, a unique game of its kind. By the theme of course, and by the fact that everything in the game is done to make the player feel what Senua feels: the absence of hud, the sound and voices, the absence of tutorials (I only discovered at the end that you could kick in combat…), the slowness of movement.
A great game then, which I am very happy to have finished!
This game attracted me at first because I'm a big fan of Steven Wilson, who is the author of the game's music. I had no idea what I was getting into and was pleasantly surprised. First of all, by the graphics, magnificent and poetic. By the music of course, even if I already knew the songs, instrumental remixes of SW songs. Finally, by the history, which touched me a lot, to the point of having a little tear shed at the end.
However, the gameplay is very average, with passages to review several times without being able to accelerate or pass them. I ended up using a guide to avoid unnecessary loading.
An original game where you have to paint paintings in a particular style to please the customers. There are apparently 4 possible ends, but I finished the game with the easiest end to get, because painting with the mouse with Paint tools is not what I like most…..
Nice game, but there’s a lot to read and not so much choices to do. It’s a great game if you want to travel to Japan as is explains everything on this country (even how the train ticket works…)
1st hidden objet game I play, it was OK, but it’s not my cup of tea.
Simple puzzle game, there’s a lot of levels and they all look the same, it’s really repetitive, but short to finish
Small game where you shoot ennemies to get orbs to save the world. Really ugly but the gameplay is somehow fun with the jetpack.
Another game where you read without making any choice. The story of this one is great, as well as the subject (old person who lost memory). I had a good time playing it.
Low budget shooter where you have to kill some small dinosaur until a boss come. You have various weapons to try and 1080 achievements to get ! Not a good game, but it’s short…
Arcade and old-fashion Space invaders game, which require some skills to progress and get all achievements. It was fun !
Backlog monster won again...
I made some progress on my backlog although I still played a lot of TESO due to the event of the new year.
But overall, with the luck I had at the various Christmas events, I won a lot of games and my backlog grew even bigger.
And as if that wasn't enough, I bought Assassin's Creed Odyssey on Uplay following a good deal.
After the holidays, I decided to do a big cleanup of my Steam games by removing from my account all the crappy games I got from different bundles or websites and that I will never play. I managed to delete 432 games! Here is the evolution of my stats after this operation:
In 2019, I want to finish more games than in 2018, especially my Steamgifts wins and the other games I won elsewhere. I've stopped playing TESO for now, so I'll have a lot more time for my backlog fight !
Happy New Year to all !
Not a bad game, but the last levels are almost impossible to complete without a solution. Nevertheless, I had a great time playing this game, it's really unique, with its black and white graphics and mouth-made sounds.
A really beautiful and easy to finish game, with relaxing graphics and music, it's cute and well-made, but really short. Great game to play with kids.
Any plan to support other stores ?
With all the stores that are out now, and new ones coming like Epic store, I wonder if its’ possible to add them to the website in order to manage your whole backlog in one place.
It would be really nice to be able to track Uplay, Origin and GoG games at least.
I imagine it’s a lot of work to fully integrate other stores, but perhaps you could add a way to manually add games with their store links, and they would appear on your games list with a particular icon ?
Waht do you think about that idea ?
Great gaming month !
I had a lot of fun playing games this month. I spent a lot of time on ESO again (more than 90 hours...) and I still enjoy it a lot. But I managed to take some breaks from this game to play others games and to finish 2 (small) ones. And I discovered really nice games. I started to play Quantum Break and I really love it despites a really bad optimisation on PC. Also tried the very beginning of Murder Soul Suspect and I like the atmosphere of the game. So much good things to play !
I made a little progress on my ABC challenge with Silence, which replaced Subnautica. I started Subnautica at the beginning of the year but I didn't really get hooked and although it is still installed on my PC, I don't really want to restart it.... Same for Hellblade: it's a great game, but it makes me so uncomfortable that I have trouble playing it for more than 30 minutes. It also makes my PC very hot, and I couldn't fix the problem, even by lowering the graphics options. I think I'll replace my H letter soon...
I dropped a little game, Shutshimi, a basic shoot-em-up without a specific goal except to get successes, some of which are very difficult. Not a fan of this kind of game...
Next month I don't plan to finish many games, at least on PC, as I'll be on holidays without a computer for Christmas. But I'll use that time to beat some games on my Android backlog ;)
I'm not a big fan of point & click, but I really appreciated Silence for its history, atmosphere and graphics. A relaxing game, which I was able to play with my children, it's calm, non-violent, even if the ending is a little emotional. A very good little game that I'm happy to have finished.
Very short game, with quite basic gameplay since it is a walking simulator. The story is however quite interesting, we quickly want to understand what happened on this empty station. Rather pretty too, even if the environments are very repetitive. Fortunately, the game is very short because despite its qualities I wouldn't have played it any longer
Small progress again this month...
Lot of time passed playing TESo again this month, while I have my subscription running I try to progress my various characters. I really like this MMO and its community, it's really fun and well done, and I still have an incredible amount of things to do !
I managed to tried some games gifted by friends, and I finished a really short one, Superflight, a really good game.
Great little game, all about scoring and achievements as there's no story nor ending. The gameplay is really fun and challenging, the speed feeling is great too and the graphics are colorful !
August and September report
TESO is eating all my gaming time...again !
I've decided to make a report for 2 months at the same time because I forgot the August post and I didn't made any progress on my backlog since I (almost) only played The Elder Scrolls Online.
I have 6 characters on this game right now, 4 at max level and 2 in the leveling process. I like to try different classes and gameplay, and I want to progress with my main on crafting and questing.
I started doing the Morrowind expansion quests, and it's great to be back there after having played Morrowind as my first RPG on my first computer !
I have an ESO+ subscription until the end of the year so I don't think I'll be playing many more games until 2019...
The only other game I played is Lego The Movie in coop with my son. But we are far from finished !
TESO is eating all my gaming time !
Hello everyone, how are you doing ? This month was mainly fill with The Elder Scrolls Online (60 hours in 3 weeks, oops...) for me, despites the warm summer we have in France...
At the end of the month, I was several days at my parents house where I didn't add a gaming computer so I used this time to finish some games that don't need a great GPU: Tetrobot and Co was the one I really enjoyed. I managed to finish 3 games (two really short and Tetrobot) and only add 2 on my backlog this month, not too bad :) I've decided to stop participating in gifts and giveaways to limit my backlog addition, but I'm still temptated to buy some new games like No Man's Sky or Yakuza 0...
I made some progress on my ABC challenge with 2 games finished (T and Y letters) and some time spent on the "J" letter: after abandonning Jotun, which I really didn't liked, I started to play Jydge, and I'm enjoying it despites the grind needed to progress.
I plan to finished this game next month, and perhaps Hellblade too...And of course, I'll continue to progress on TESO as I still have a lot to do there with 2 expansions to start and a new DLC...
A very good puzzle game with new things introduced at each level, which gradually complicates the game without overwhelming the player. Nothing is too difficult, but I had to use some tutorials to get all the achievements. The game runs on a low-end PC and is very nice. There are also lots of winks and references to the video games culture. A really nice assassination !
A little weird and low-cost game. A single level that evolves each time you finish it: gravity is reversed, keys are reversed, you have to find a new secret passage, etc… Not super exciting, thank God it's short!
Too much games at the same time, but some nice assassinations...
I spent a lot of time playing games this month, trying to beat some of my ABC Challenge games, as well as testing new games I won. But I also spent a lot of time on endless games, like The Elders Scrolls Online or Elite Dangerous..... These 2 games are my most played this month: I'm about to reach CP 160 on TESO, and I want to finish the main story and my alliance quest line. For ED, I started playing again at the end of the month because a new update was launched on 28/06, with new ships to try...
Earlier this month, I managed to finish some games on my ABC plan, and start new ones like Hellblade. But I won a lot of games and got free ones too, so the overall balance for the month is +9..... I hope to finish 2 or 3 games in July because my children will be on vacation (without me.....).
Now it's time for statistics, and I stole the EvilBlackSheep model to present them ☺
ABC Challenge Progress (8/26)Finished this month: 3
First week of June update !
This week-end was a great one for my fight against my backlog with 4 games beaten: