mordsmiez’s profile

Hey there!
I joined on September 6th, 2021 because my bargain hunting had gotten worse and it was (and still is) time to defeat my evergrowing backlog. Since I’m bad at choosing and the size of the backlog doesn’t help, I devised a simple strategy: throwing dice! I “choose” most of my games this way. If I am not in the mood, they go back on the pile for the time being. I am also dogmatic about playing games series in order. And I do like playing classics :)

Genre-wise, I like RPGs, roguelikes and farming/life sims like Harvest Moon (and let’s face it, watching numbers go up aka idle games), and I spend quite some time irrationally hunting achievements and cuddling my two cats:)

Click here to see my progress since joining!

6th September 2021
6% (18/291)
4% (13/291)
37% (109/291)
52% (150/291)
0% (1/291)
21st September 2021
7% (21/293)
4% (13/293)
37% (107/293)
52% (151/293)
0% (1/293)
18th October 2021
9% (26/304)
4% (13/304)
35% (106/304)
52% (158/304)
0% (1/304)
15th November 2021
9% (30/318)
4% (12/318)
34% (107/318)
52% (165/318)
1% (4/318)
14th December 2021
11% (38/348)
3% (12/348)
32% (110/348)
52% (182/348)
2% (6/348)
16th January 2022
11% (43/379)
4% (16/379)
29% (109/379)
54% (205/379)
2% (6/379)
28th February 2022
12% (49/397)
4% (15/397)
28% (112/397)
54% (215/397)
2% (6/397)
31st March 2022
15% (63/428)
4% (16/428)
27% (116/428)
53% (228/428)
1% (5/428)
1st May 2022
17% (80/473)
4% (17/473)
24% (115/473)
54% (256/473)
1% (5/473)
1st June 2022
20% (101/503)
3% (17/503)
23% (114/503)
53% (265/503)
1% (6/503)
1st July 2022
19% (102/528)
3% (17/528)
22% (115/528)
55% (288/528)
1% (6/528)
1st August 2022
20% (107/547)
3% (18/547)
21% (116/547)
55% (300/547)
1% (6/547)
1st September 2022
20% (113/572)
3% (19/572)
20% (115/572)
56% (319/572)
1% (6/572)

Resolutions for 2022:

  • Reducing the pile of unfinished + never played games to 75% (bonus goal: 70%) [from 83%]
  • Increasing the total number of completed games to 55 (bonus goal: 60) [from 39]
  • Increasing Completionist score to 52.5 % (bonus goal: 55%) [from 47.5%]

Log 13

20% (113/572)
3% (19/572)
20% (115/572)
56% (319/572)
1% (6/572)

Backlog growth: +25

So… in 5 days is my first BLAEO anniversary, time to check out what has happened this year gaming-wise! These were the stats from 6th September 2021:

6% (18/291)
4% (13/291)
37% (109/291)
52% (150/291)
0% (1/291)

As it appears, my backlog nearly doubled in size -.-‘ But oh well, I guess I can just admit that I like collecting games^^ And I am really happy with the growth of the completed section! I am also really happy about finding this website with its challenges, events and of course fellow assassins :)! And I think you have really motivated me to add more games to my backlog ähm finish some games for once!

Assassinations of the past weeks:

100 hidden hares: not much to say about this one. It’s pretty much the same as all the other games from this series. But I like the animal-themed ones more, for some reason. So that was good :)
Brothers: A tale of two sons: I had played this together with my boyfriend before, but we kinda stopped playing at some point. So when this came up in the Challenge me event, we just finished it and it turns out, we had stopped playing right before the end^^ so this was a quick finish! my bf was completely stunned that they let the story end this way, he just couldn’t believe it. But I really liked the game and would recommend it, if you haven’t tried it yet!
Assassin’s Creed 2: Longest game this month, also done for the challenge me. Had a lot of fun here and I think that there quite a few improvements compared to the first one: It felt less repetitive and I really liked the idea of collecting/buying stuff and equipment to renovate your uncle’s villa. Now I’m debating whether I should get the next part or not. I would like to, but with the stuff that has been going on between ubisoft and steam recently, I don’t know…
Find all 2: The middle ages: Cute little HOG, I like that the picture slowly gets more colorful, as you find more items! And I also that you need to find different things. Additionally, it features a whack-a-mole mini-game!
Sprout: Short, free, what can I say?
The purring quest: Also done as part of the challenge me event. I personally am not a big fan of platformers, but this one featured cats, so what can I do but play? I actually really enjoyed it, but I had to play it nearly twice as I accidentally deleted my save game just before the last chapter. This was due to the menu, where it is really hard to recognize which option is selected -.-
Portal 2: Also part of the challenge me! I really enjoyed it. So far, I have only beaten the single player campaign, so I will definitely go for the coop campaign and maybe see if there is an achievement or two still waiting to be hunted…

If you have actually read this text and paid attention you might have noticed that I am a game short for the 5 challenge me games. This was meant to be Bioshock 2, which I am still planning to play next! This is actually the pick I am most looking forward to, but I haven’t gotten around to playing it yet.

And that’s it from me, looking foward to another year of happily wasting my time gaming :)

Log #12

20% (107/547)
3% (18/547)
21% (116/547)
55% (300/547)
1% (6/547)

Backlog growth: +19
This month was a bit better than last month, but still quite busy and I didn’t have the energy for any bigger or more demanding games.

Assassinations:

So, I completed a couple of free games: Roy’s Rugs: I liked the design, but it still doesn’t have a lot of content for a clicker game/was kind of boring. Still, I plan to check it out again in a while to see if it has been further developed. SPACE/MECH/PILOT: Cute, but gets very repetitive after a while. The last achievement requires you to reach level 5000 which can be done more quickly by resetting the story several times, but after 3 resets I really didn’t feel like clicking through the story AGAIN so I just left it running in the background… Ballads at Midnight: Interactive fiction isn’t really my thing, but it was free and short and I think not badly made.

Now for games with a price tag: Hidden cats in Paris: Just feeding the simple HOG addiction. Voodoo Garden: Very similar to Planterra with the added mechanic that you automatically craft potions from your harvests to earn money. Plants vs. Zombies: GOTY Oh the nostalgia! Definitely will go for the whole completion and play some more. I got this from the BLAEO stealthy santa event, so thank you again, samwise!

I expect to be a bit more relaxed in August and decided to participate in the challenge me-event again so I am looking forward to the picks :)

Hope you all have a good month!

Log #11

19% (102/528)
3% (17/528)
22% (115/528)
55% (288/528)
1% (6/528)

Backlog growth: +25
This was definitely the most unproductive month backlog-wise. I have too much group work for uni, which is very time- and joie de vivre-consuming and I didn’t have much motivation to start with a new game. So I only really managed to beat Tomb Raider and I probably won’t go for completing all the achievements, since most of the ones that are left are pertaining to the dead multi-player :/ But I had a lot of fun playing, so much in fact that I picked the following game up during the sale. Futhermore I completed Wordle again, as achievements have been added. And I finally collected all missing achievements aka pictures in Life is Strange. That’s it.

…And I just realized I dropped below 20% completion again :’(

Log #10

20% (101/503)
3% (17/503)
23% (114/503)
53% (265/503)
1% (6/503)

Backlog growth: +30

More hidden object games and another classic: Gothic. Futhermore, I reserved a SteamDeck (I miss gaming in bed since my laptop died last month :’( ), so I would be curious to know if anyone here has already tried it and what your thoughts are? :)

Oh, and I reached 2 milestones this month: 20 % percent of games completed, and also my 100th completed game, so yay me ;)

So what can I say about this month’s games? From the HOGs, I liked Find All best, as you had to find specific different things and the game gets more colourful as you find more objects. Samorost 1 and Our way down were two free, short and easy games. I finished a Steamgifts win (Endless Furry Pinball 2D) as the dev finally fixed the broken achievement for quitting the game, lol. I cannot recommend it, which was kind of obvious from the beginning, but I have trouble resisting anything with the magic word Pinball in it :D. Wordle 3 was tougher than Wordle 2, at least the flower section was really hard for me^^. Glass Masquerade 2 was enjoyable, but I think I liked the first one a bit more. Gothic was my favourite this month by far and I think it still holds up! But maybe I’m biased because I used to play it back in the day (but never finished it back then, because I used to be even worse at finishing games than I am today…).

That’s it from me, hope you all had a good month!

Log #9

17% (80/473)
4% (17/473)
24% (115/473)
54% (256/473)
1% (5/473)

Backlog growth: +45

I didn’t finish any big games this month, but that’s okay. My laptop died which means I lost a few savegames that weren’t synced with steam. So it is goodbye for now, Divine Divinity :’( Other than that I think I might have developed a small addiction to these find-100-X-games.

Not feeling like writing much today, so I’m just going to say that I hope you all had a good month and will have a joyful May! <3

Log #8

15% (63/428)
4% (16/428)
27% (116/428)
53% (228/428)
1% (5/428)

Backlog growth: +31

This month, I had a little bit more time to play some games… And I got myself parts for a new PC which I am going to put together this weekend. It is my first time, so I am pretty excited!

Assassinations of the past weeks:

So, I did a couple of short HOGs (the best one of this batch was 100 hidden birds) and 4 free games (Samsara Room, Mitoza, There is no game: Jam Edition 2015 and Gardenia: Prologue). Frog detective 2 was okay, but I think I liked the first game a bit more. Shopping Empire Tycoon is a fairly simple idle/shop management game, the playtime was probably doubled by having to run the game in the background in order to get the last achievement -.-. Portal of Evil was an okay HOG, no complaints =). Sparklite was a lot of fun, I like the pixel style and it was overall my favourite of this batch. I think I might have played Defender’s Quest as a flash game before, it is a fun little tower defense game and I will definitely play a bit more in order to get the rest of the achievements =)

Work in progess:

  • Divine Divinity

    24.4 hours playtime

    no achievements

Took a while to get this to run, but I am having a lot of fun so far!

That’s it from me, hope you all had a good month!

Log #7

12% (49/397)
4% (15/397)
28% (112/397)
54% (215/397)
2% (6/397)

Backlog growth: +18

It’s currently exam phase for me and I am switching jobs, so my backlog progress (Can you even call it progress when the backlog just keeps growing?) has been slowed a bit, but here are the assassinations of the past weeks:

Wordle 2 is a nice word puzzle game, but I have to admit that I had to use a glossary for the fish-related content xD Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is a classic and definitely entertaining, but I could have done without the terrible voice acting and the “sexy” demon lady possessing you^^ 9 Clues: The ward seems to be your average HOG (even though I might not have played enough of these to actually judge) and was enjoyable. Forget Me Not: My Organic Garden was suprisingly entertaining for a game that involves this much clicking. The Room was probably my favourite from this batch: A short puzzle game that is just very nicely made. I will definitely pick up the other games of the series!

Log #6

11% (43/379)
4% (16/379)
29% (109/379)
54% (205/379)
2% (6/379)

So, it seems that my backlog grew again by 31 games since my last report, but that’s okay^^

Assassinations of the past weeks:

Spellkeeper is a puzzle game, it wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t a lot of fun. Mirror’s Edge was a lot of fun after I understood how to do the wall run^^. Smile for me was good and a bit weird. I enjoyed Plantera, even though at a certain point there’s nothing left to do, but wait. The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game is short, has funny dialogues and that’s basically it. Portal was a lot of fun and I will probably play a little more for the achievements. Bioshock was really cool, I had a great time and at some point I will definitely go for another playthrough on the highest difficulty! Witch and Hero was strangely addicting, but I don’t know yet if I will go back to collect the remaining achievements. I really enjoyed Kingdom: Classic and I will definitely return to it for the achievements, but since there is no variation in the playthroughs, I will do it a later time :)

Log #5

11% (38/348)
3% (12/348)
32% (110/348)
52% (182/348)
2% (6/348)

So apparently my backlog grew again in the past month by 30 games… how is that even possible?!

Assassinations of the past weeks:

Paused:

Currently playing:

I’m very proud that I finally finished Assassin’s Creed since it has been bugging me for a few months now xD But other than that I mostly finished short/free games. Life has been a little stressful, so I decided to pause Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 for now. I still adore it, the constant time pressure is just a little too much at the moment.
And I started Bioshock and it is really cool (and creepy) so far!

Log #4

9% (30/318)
4% (12/318)
34% (107/318)
52% (165/318)
1% (4/318)

Somehow, my library grew again by 14 games since my lasty entry, so the progress bar hasn’t changed much^^

Assassinations of the past weeks:

Ongoing:

I’m still not done with Assassin’s Creed… but at some point I will beat it! I do love the Cook, Serve, Delicious Series so far (and I actually found this site while googling an achievement from the first game:) )! And Dungreed is fun, too.

On another note, I currently have an itch for hero/creature collector or breeding games, so I’m grateful for suggestions :)