Backlog of a casual gamer jullebarge’s profile
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Chronicles China
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Beyond Good and Evil
Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy's The Division 2
World in Conflict
July 2019 report
Some progress on my ABC challenge !
A month without children is a great month to finish some games (despites hot wave in France...) ! I managed to finish 7 games and played a lot of new ones, and for most of them, great ones.
During the GreenManGaming sale, I managed to buy some good VR games as I bought A Fisherman's Tale and got Raw Data and Star Trek Bridge Crew (+ 2 non-VR games) for free ! Great deal, but not good for the backlog...
I managed to finish two games on my ABC challenge this month: Nier Automata (what a game !) and Ryse Son of Rome which replaced Remember Me. I was bored by Remember Me after 4h, as the gameplay of the fights is not fun and the camera always go in weird position.
I also started again, for the 3rd time, Warframe and this time I think I love it. I'm not sure I'll play it a lot because it requires a lot of grind from what I've read but for now I'm having fun with the fast-paced combat and movements.
And what about your month ? Do you found some time to finished some games ?
Big slap in the face with this game. I didn't expect this at all when I started it.
So certainly, the first run is not the most interesting, even if we discover a magnificent world and history.
But it is absolutely necessary to do the run B and the C/D/E ends. The story is really well done and well brought and the secondary quests are never painful because they are varied and bring us a lot in terms of understanding.
The runs also bring interesting gameplay variations, you never get bored with the 40 hours or so it takes to get through a good part of the game.
Special mention also to the music, simply excellent!
And a little black spot for the quality of the PC port, fortunately fixed by the excellent FAR patch.
In short, a really original and interesting game, which should not be missed.
An original game that mixes pinball and exploration/platform.
9 hours of play to finish the main story and collect a lot of stuff. I had a great time there: the world is beautiful, the gameplay is really great, especially the pinball phases, very successful. New "skills" are unlocked as the game progresses to vary the pleasures and unlock new areas.
The game is full of secret areas and stuff to collect, a little too much even, it can quickly turn to a grind if you want to do everything. Especially since some areas are difficult to reach and navigation in the map can be a little difficult.
Fortunately, this is not necessary to finish the game.
In short, a very good surprise and a game that I recommend to everyone. Also very suitable for children.
I started this game a long time ago but I had trouble keeping up because I'm not a big fan of stealth games. I decided to try again this month and change my gaming style to make it more fun for me. I've been playing on the chaos side as a stealth assassin.
A great game overall, the design of the levels is impressive and the fact that we can approach each situation with many possibilities is really great.
The art style is unique, but the graphics are not top notch, but he still manages to show some impressive views.
I need to play the DLC now !
I had some apprehensions before starting this game because of the criticism it received, but in the end I found it pretty good.
You have to take it like a Hollywood show, it's not very credible but impresses the eyes. And he does it very well.
First by its high quality graphics, it is one of the most beautiful games I have ever played. The characters are superb, the levels too, the work done on the lights sublimating the whole thing.
The only regret I have on the graphics are the movies that are strangely less beautiful because they are a little blurry.
The show is also ensured by the constant rhythm of the game, and the varied settings that we travel through. In less than 6 hours we really see extremely varied environments and atmospheres.
In terms of negatives, the gameplay of the fights is not very good, based on QTE sometimes complicated to place. And the story, without being catastrophic, is very much agreed.
Despite that I really liked it and it goes really well as a little game (5h and a half to finish it in normal) without any headache.
Valley is a really short game with parkour gameplay and some little puzzles to solve. It's well made, beautiful and have a nice story. Nothing much to say but I had a fun moment playing it !
The main quality of the game is its magnificent artistic direction, although it is full of stuff I think has already been seen. It reminds me of Monument Valley, for example.
But it's very pretty and very well animated. The music is beautiful but repeats itself too much, and since there is no dialogue, I was a little fed up after an hour… It really lacks variety.
As for the game, it's pretty lame. From the light platform, a little basic puzzles, nothing too crazy, I got bored and forced myself a little to finish it. Especially since it is not the story that makes you want to move forward, it is so abstract and incomprehensible.
In short, very disappointed by this game, I wasn't moved at all like some people, I just found it long while I finished it in 3 hours.
Excellent puzzle game in VR. It's cute all the way, the story is nice and well told, the puzzles are increasingly difficult and make you think a lot towards the end.
Good handling in VR, the travel system and the fact that you can "extend your arms" are super well thought out and practical.
Too bad it's so short though, it took me an hour and a half to finish while taking my time.
June 2019 report
A great month for gaming !
Here are the games I played this month. Overall it was a great month, with really incredible games played.
I got Lego Worlds game for free, to play with my son, and we love it, even if we don't really understand what we are supposed to do...
During Steam sale, I bought Dark Souls Remastered for 4€, and started to play it. I never really played a DS game before but it's time to try !
I also bought BL2 Handsome collection and Euro Truck Simulator Map Bundle to play it in VR, and it's great.
And finally I managed to complete 2 games: Glass Masquerade and Epistory.
May 2019 report
The backlog won again...
I spent the first half of may only playing The Division 2. After 75 hours in it, I think I can say I have beaten it as I've finished all missions and I'm at the max gear score, I have nothing left to do (apart from the raid, but I'm not interested in it)
Great game, even if the loot is completely RNG based and it's almost impossible to create a build, I hope they'll fix this in an update.
After this game, I tried a lot of other games, new ones and old ones. I finished Trine 1 and Blue Estate (part of the monthly challenge).
And finally I decided to start Nier Automata, which was in my backlog since at least 2 years.... And wow, what an incredible game. I've only played it for 8 hours but I'm really impressed !
A great shooter looter game, with a good gameplay, a really beautiful city and awesome graphics. I had a great time playing the solo part of the game (even is the story is really uninteresting) and then completing all side missions and SHD caches. I've reach world tier 5 and 500 gear score, played some PvP, got some exotic guns and some hunter masks, played all missions in the max difficulty, so I've beaten this game in its current state (apart from the raid). I'll come back to it when new content will be released.
Fun little game, with beautiful environments and easy mecanisms. It's not really difficult until the last level.
First time I play a rail shooter on PC, and it was quite good, but repetitive. Hopefully it's really short. Graphics are decent but story and humour are bad.
April 2019 report
Almost a mono game month !
In April, I spent almost all my time playing The Division 2 (Uplay version). I've spent around 40 hours in it and reached the end game (world tier 5). I've not finished it yet as I want to reach the gear score cap and finished all the side missions. It's really an awesome game and I have great fun on it.
I still managed to get some times to play some Steam games: I've (re)tested Trine 1, played some Beat Saber in VR and also tried the new BL GOTY Enhanced (but after TD2, it's not really good).
I managed to finish 2 games: Refunct, a really short game but fun one, and The Division 1, where I finished the last mission I had to do. I'm done with it even if I didnt reached the gear score cap.
And tell me, how was your month ? What fun did you played ?
Fun and short game where you have to jump from platform to platform in first view, it's fluid and well-done.
I reach the level cap and finished all missions on this game but it took me a long time. The game was not really fun at first but it became great after some leveling, when you unlock some cool weapons and skills. The best part of this game is the city of NY in winter, it's incredibly detailed and immersive, and it was a pleasure to just walk in there.
March 2019 report
Small progress, but great games played !
During march, I've played a lot of games: around 20 different games played, including Steam and Uplay games (I played a bit of Far Cry 3 and Watch Dogs 1). I managed to finish some nice games during a backlog fighting event, but not as much as I wanted since a lot of my time went into playing The Division 1.
I had this game for a long time but never played a lot. Someone gave me an AMD coupon for the second game, but I'm still waiting for the game code to activate. While waiting, I thought it was the right time to play the first one. And I really love it ! I'm almost level 30 and finished all story missions and it's awesome. Can't wait to play the second game !
Also, I was lucky enough to win some great games this month. I got Kingdom Come, Frostpunk and Ori. I only started KCD and after 14 hours in it, I really love this game. I'm a fan of RPGs but this one is different as it's really realistic and immersive, there's no magic potions, spells and dragons... And it's great this way. The story is really good from what I've seen so far.
I also played and finished Metro 2033 Redux on GOG version, and it's an awesome FPS !
Not a bad month for backlog fighting, even if I didn't finished any ABC Challenge games...
And tell me, how was your month ? What fun did you played ?
Tom Clancy's The Division
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
Fallout: New Vegas
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
What Remains of Edith Finch
The LEGO® Movie - Videogame
Project CARS 2
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Collection
The Binding of Isaac
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
I've beaten this game in coop with my 6 years son. We didn't got the 100% but finished all story stages and got some fun playing in open mode too. It's really well-done and it's a great game for kids, with some tricky parts that require some skills if you want to progress.
Not a bad game, but not something I will remember for a long time… It's short, and I played it during a week-end at my fathers house, where there's only a toaster PC. Some parts where fun, and some others where really annoying (the final boss battle for example…)
Beautiful game with nice story and background on Inuit way of life, but the gameplay can be really annoying. I died a lot and had to repeat some parts more than 10 times because controls are somehow not precise enough. I didn't played the DLC but I'm not sure I will as I've read it's harder than base game.
Great little gem, really short but beautifully crafted. The atmosphere is awesome, and the story too. I'll come back to get all achievements.
I've beaten this game in Redux version on GOG, so the progress is not up-to-date on Steam. Awesome FPS with incredible atmosphere and it can be really scary. The shooting part is well-made, and the story is not bad. One of the best FPS I've played !
February 2019 report
The VR Month
February 2019 will mark a turning point in my player life: I bought a virtual reality headset (Lenovo Explorer). I had been interested in it for a long time, and I came across a good opportunity. And I'm not disappointed, it's exceptional!
So my month hasn't been very productive in terms of backlog fighting. I tested a lot of free demos and VR games (War Thunder and Google Earth VR for example), and I bought some good VR games: Beat Saber, which alone is worth the investment, Project Cars 2, and IL-2 Sturmowik, which I refunded because it's not really fun to play (but it's really impressive to fly !).
My Steam wish list has doubled in volume, with lots of VR titles I want to try. But I'm going to stay reasonable, as I already have a lot of VR compatibles games to play: Subnautica, American/Euro Truck Simulator, Dirt Rally and Elite Dangerous, at least. Unfortunately, the lack of space in my flat games prevent me from playing full room scaled games like Payday 2.
In parallel, I started a new run of Fallout New Vegas, which I had only played a few hours and never finished, and Metro 2033 Redux (in GOG version).
EDIT: I forgot to mention that I also played around 35h of Apex Legends. Another reason why I didn't finished any game this month !
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