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2019 Completion Log

January

11-11 Memories Retold (Steam)
What Never Was (Steam)
Castle Rencounter (Steam)
Becalm (Steam)
Find-Life EP1 (Steam)

2018 Completion Log

January

Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4)
Solitune (Steam)

February

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - System Rift DLC (PS4)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past DLC (PS4)
Mulaka (PS4)
Rime (PS4)

March

Into the Breach - Rift Walkers, 2 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Zenith Guard, 3 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Rusting Hulks, 4 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Steel Judoka, 2 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Blitzkrieg, 2 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Frozen Titans, 4 Island (Steam)
The Council, Episode One - Occultist (PS4)
Bloodborne - Sunrise Ending (PS4)
Bloodborne - Honoring Wishes Ending (PS4)

April

Far Cry 5 - Resist Ending (Steam/UPlay)
Collar x Malice - First Death Ending (Vita)
Slay the Spire - Ironclad (Steam)
Slay the Spire - Silent (Steam)
Debris (Steam)
Meteor 60 Seconds! - 14 playthroughs, 9 endings, plus the final ending (Steam)
System Crash - Neon Noir (Steam)
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Recruit (Steam)

May

Elder Scrolls Online - Main Story (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Mages Guild (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Fighters Guild (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Clockwork City (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Thieves Guild (PS4)

June

Bottle: Pilgrim (Steam)
A Raven Monologue (Steam)
Banyu Lintar Angin - Little Storm - (Steam)
All That Remains (Steam)
VOID (Julia Accept Arc) (Steam)
VOID (Julia Deny Arc) (Steam)

July

Pyre (Steam)
Crossing Souls (Steam)
Mercury Blue: Mini Episode (Steam)
Squidlit (Steam)
Water Planet (Steam)
Trackless (Steam)
The Chronicles of Quiver Dick (Steam)
ROA (Steam)
The Free Ones (Steam)
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Steam)

August

Seven: The Days Long Gone (Defeat Artanak) (Steam)
Seek Not a Lighthouse (Steam)
Fugue in Void (Steam)
Invisible Apartment Zero (3x) (Steam)
Life is Strange (Save Chloe) (Steam)
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows (Steam)
Band of Outlaws (Steam)
Hollow Steps (Steam)
Outcast: Second Contact (Steam)
Blackwood Crossing (PS4)
Death Road to Canada (PS4)
Gone Fireflies (Steam)

September

Dying Light (PS4)
Titanfall 2 (PS4)
The Long Dark Episode One (PS4)
Organ Trail Complete Edition (PS4)
Air Combat Arena (Steam)
_dive (Steam)
Solar System (Steam)
Battlefield 1 (PS4)
Asemblance (4x) (PS4)
Saints Row IV (PS4)
Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix (PS4)
Saints Row IV: How the Saints Save Christmas (PS4)
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (PS4)
Watch Dogs 2 (PS4)
Watch Dogs 2: No Compromise (PS4)
The Walking Dead: Michonne (PS4)

October

We Happy Few (Arthur’s Story) (Steam)
Nocturnal Hunt (Steam)
I Am Alive (Steam)

November

Deiland (Steam)
Call of Cthulhu (Refuse, Counter, and Invoke Endings) (Steam)
The 111th Soul (Steam)

December

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Steam)
Star Control: Origins (Steam)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Steam)
Ghoststory (Steam)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Steam)
SEPTEMBER 1999 (Steam)
Lucah: Born of a Dream (Steam)
monstercakes (Steam)


What Never Was is done and dusted. It’s a short (15ish minute), free to play adventure game that visually has a bit of a The Room series appeal, and the game, isn’t so different than that series in philosophy. Excellent first taste of what I hope will become a full fledged IP. I’d like to see where it goes from here. Give it a look.

So, what am I playing right now? Probably far too many games lol.

Nioh: Complete Edition: Loving this one. I’m almost 8 hours in right now. I expect this will be the main game I play until I finish it.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom: I’m also about 8 or so hours into this one and loving it. Just bought the season pass on Humble which was at a very nice discount.

Infernium: I just ran around for a few minutes the other day checking out different mods the developer has on the workshop. I’ll dive in properly though sometime over the next few days.

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time: Got my team of seven intrepid students assembled and am firmly caught in a time loop. This will be my other main game until I finish it. The combat is most similar to Dragon’s Crown IMO. I’ve never watched the show, but this game definitely has the old school hand animated vibe working, but with better detail.

ATOM RPG: It’s okay. Reports of it being the next Fallout 2 may have been a bit premature IMO. There are some frustrating game mechanics that kind of weigh this game down, most notably radiation build up (or the sudden appearance of radiation sickness after searching a random object or dead body), completely unfair random encounters that have your one or two party members (as far as I am into the game anyway) having to fight eight-ish enemies, all of whom tend to be better armed than you, and this typically happens without the benefit of cover or obstacles either. That is pretty frustrating, especially when you’re already limping back to see the doctor in the first town you encounter. The story and setting is cool though, and the graphics are decent.

Jagged Alliance: Rage!: It’s okay. Decent silly and stupid fun in the guise of a tactical grid based combat game.

Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows: It’s a pretty fun tactical turn based space sim(?)/shooter.

I’ll definitely also be firing up that Resident Evil 2 1 Shot, and will be starting (or restarting is the case here, on PC instead of PS4) Final Fantasy XV.

…and then both Metro Exodus and Far Cry New Dawn release next month. sigh

:)

Well, 11-11 Memories Retold is done and dusted, although I may go back and see some of the alternate endings, of which I am guessing there is at least one more and possibly three more. I need to look further into it. Fortunately, after you finish this game, you can just go back and pick whatever section you need to complete finding collectibles or make a different decision that could potentially alter the outcome of this game. It took me 5.2 hours to complete my first playthrough with a bit of exploration beyond driving the plot forward.

Visually, this was a stunning game presented in watercolors and what seems to be all hand drawn graphics. The voice acting by Elijah Wood and Christopher Koch was brilliant. The story was evocative and compelling, and World War I hasn’t been overly explored in gaming yet, so that was nice. You’ll really find yourself absorbed in the game (most likely) once it gets going, and the choice to not only play as two distinct characters whose lives overlap and are distinctly tied together, one from the Canadian armed forces and one from the German armed forces. This was a great design choice in my estimation. The portrayal of warfare, and especially as it was during WW i with trenches, chemical weapons, and so on, was gritty, dark, and pretty realistic IMO.

This is essentially and adventure/walking sim with some stealth and slow quick time events btw.

This is a game worthy of everybody’s attention. I’d say if you spent the time to collect all the stories (the collectibles all actually add something to the game which is nice), you could probably put about ten hours into this, give or take. I don’t believe I’ve played a game quite like this one before, so if you want a fairly unique experience, I think you’ll find it here.

Well, I doubt I’ll finish anything today, so here is my years end report.

2018 Completion Log

January

Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4)
Solitune (Steam)

February

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - System Rift DLC (PS4)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past DLC (PS4)
Mulaka (PS4)
Rime (PS4)

March

Into the Breach - Rift Walkers, 2 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Zenith Guard, 3 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Rusting Hulks, 4 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Steel Judoka, 2 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Blitzkrieg, 2 Island (Steam)
Into the Breach - Frozen Titans, 4 Island (Steam)
The Council, Episode One - Occultist (PS4)
Bloodborne - Sunrise Ending (PS4)
Bloodborne - Honoring Wishes Ending (PS4)

April

Far Cry 5 - Resist Ending (Steam/UPlay)
Collar x Malice - First Death Ending (Vita)
Slay the Spire - Ironclad (Steam)
Slay the Spire - Silent (Steam)
Debris (Steam)
Meteor 60 Seconds! - 14 playthroughs, 9 endings, plus the final ending (Steam)
System Crash - Neon Noir (Steam)
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Recruit (Steam)

May

Elder Scrolls Online - Main Story (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Mages Guild (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Fighters Guild (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Clockwork City (PS4)
Elder Scrolls Online - Thieves Guild (PS4)

June

Bottle: Pilgrim (Steam)
A Raven Monologue (Steam)
Banyu Lintar Angin - Little Storm - (Steam)
All That Remains (Steam)
VOID (Julia Accept Arc) (Steam)
VOID (Julia Deny Arc) (Steam)

July

Pyre (Steam)
Crossing Souls (Steam)
Mercury Blue: Mini Episode (Steam)
Squidlit (Steam)
Water Planet (Steam)
Trackless (Steam)
The Chronicles of Quiver Dick (Steam)
ROA (Steam)
The Free Ones (Steam)
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Steam)

August

Seven: The Days Long Gone (Defeat Artanak) (Steam)
Seek Not a Lighthouse (Steam)
Fugue in Void (Steam)
Invisible Apartment Zero (3x) (Steam)
Life is Strange (Save Chloe) (Steam)
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows (Steam)
Band of Outlaws (Steam)
Hollow Steps (Steam)
Outcast: Second Contact (Steam)
Blackwood Crossing (PS4)
Death Road to Canada (PS4)
Gone Fireflies (Steam)

September

Dying Light (PS4)
Titanfall 2 (PS4)
The Long Dark Episode One (PS4)
Organ Trail Complete Edition (PS4)
Air Combat Arena (Steam)
_dive (Steam)
Solar System (Steam)
Battlefield 1 (PS4)
Asemblance (4x) (PS4)
Saints Row IV (PS4)
Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix (PS4)
Saints Row IV: How the Saints Save Christmas (PS4)
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (PS4)
Watch Dogs 2 (PS4)
Watch Dogs 2: No Compromise (PS4)
The Walking Dead: Michonne (PS4)

October

We Happy Few (Arthur’s Story) (Steam)
Nocturnal Hunt (Steam)
I Am Alive (Steam)

November

Deiland (Steam)
Call of Cthulhu (Refuse, Counter, and Invoke Endings) (Steam)
The 111th Soul (Steam)

December

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Steam)
Star Control: Origins (Steam)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Steam)
Ghoststory (Steam)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Steam)
SEPTEMBER 1999 (Steam)
Lucah: Born of a Dream (Corrupted) (Steam)
monstercakes (Steam)

Lucah: Born of a Dream is done and dusted. Although this game does deserve multiple playthroughs, and so I’ll give it at least one more go around before considering it to be fully completed. I don’t really relate to religion and associated guilt, which is in large part what this game is about, but it was still interesting and a fun game overall. I did find it to be a bit difficult to get into, but once I sorted out the combat and how to best organize and slot abilities, plus just generally got a better understanding of the game, it really started to flow.

My run closed out with what I assume is the worst ending lol, considering I was at 100% corruption, and your corruption level seems to directly impact the ending. For mine, only one of the four available choices for all the important end game dialogue was unlocked. That said, I’m pretty confident I can close out another run with minimal corruption. Speaking of which, it took about 4 hours to complete my first run, but I’m thinking that if you don’t have experience with Soulsborne style exploration and combat, it might take you an hour or two longer.

Visually the game is stunning. Likewise, the music (EDM) and general audio tracks were also stunning. Once you adopt the proper approach, combat also becomes pretty spot on, and especially once you get your timing down for dodges and parries. You have a familiar who also can be used in combat, and I did find myself at times paying more attention to it, and less attention to my positioning lol, which lead to some unfortunate early game deaths. However, once I resolved everything, I did not die again. Having healing and time rewind abilities does help with that.

I rarely play a game more than once, so the fact that I’m gonna play this again should be telling. I’d recommend this, and especially if you want a pretty unique video game experience. It is worth noting that you can adjust difficulty at will, and cheat mods are also available. I think they would be particularly useful in story runs and/or if you just find the difficulty to be a bit much.

SEPTEMBER 1999 is done and dusted. Honestly, I just happened to see the title and that it was free to play and went ahead and downloaded it lol. Turns out it’s a 5 minute 30 second horror game that had a bit of a P.T. aspect to its design. Pretty decent experience considering its length.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is done and dusted. It was a nice conclusion to the trilogy while still leaving the possibility of more adventures open. I felt like I was fighting the controls in this one more than in the previous two, but it was still a fairly fluid experience. Combat was less of a focus in this one, whereas exploration and story was front and center throughout. It was also the most beautiful of the three games. Anyway, fun game. Glad I was able to buy and play it finally.

Ghoststory is done and dusted. Walking Sim in the same vane as Dear Esther, but not as good. However, it was much better than the reviews would suggest. Very pretty game with some odd development decisions, like using a rain filter even when it doesn’t seem to be raining. The story is revealed via voice acted journal pages, and the story was actually interesting. Unfortunately, all dialogue is also presented on screen in big big letters that essentially fill the screen. That seemed unnecessary lol.

Anyway, took around an hour to complete, and I enjoyed it overall. Still, it’s average at best, and definitely better had on sale. Pretty sure it was like a buck when I bought it during one of the last few Steam sales, and that seems like an appropriate price.

Star Control: Origins and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood are done and dusted. Both were excellent. Star Control has 3 expansions on the way, which I’ll check out at some point. I also just bought Wolfy 2, which I’ll start soon.

Also took some time to sort out the gameplay mechanics in Lucah: Born of a Dream and made decent progress.

Also playing: Jagged Alliance: Rage, Steel Shadows, Ni no Kuni 2, Injustice 2, Little Witch Academia.

Well, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is done and dusted. It was a fun, but very bug ridden tactical turn based RPG similar to XCOM as far as that part of the gameplay was concerned, but with free roam in between, which allows you to better position your characters. The game would incessantly freeze/crash while in the menu though and sometimes during cutscenes. However, the devs released a beta patch which fixed those problems for me, which was nice. The actual story and world was really cool, and the mix between free roam and tactical combat worked really well. The RPG options for both your characters and your gear were nice. It wasn’t a perfect game by any stretch of the imagination, but I really enjoyed it, and I’m glad the devs are active and responsive.

Beyond that, I’ve been playing a lot of games since my last update, but finished none yet (other than the above).

Star Control: Origins: I’m about 20 hours into this one and probably have another 10-20 to go. It’s a fun and irreverent game, definitely borrowing from Firefly, Hitchhiker’s Guide, Monty Python and plenty more besides. I never played the originals in this series, but I like this one.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom: About ten hours into this with probably another 50 to go lol. It’s an amazing game so far. It would also be great for ids if one of the main characters didn’t have a propensity towards shooting enemies in the eye during cutscenes lol. Although, my 7 year old loves watching me play this, so I guess it aint so bad. :)

Book of Demons: This is a really cool take on roguelike/dungeon crawlers with the addition of a card power system. I’ve probably got another 10-15 hours to go with this one.

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time: About an hour into this one. So far, it’s basically playing through a cartoon/anime with some beat em up dungeon crawler sections. I imagine the game is a fair representation of the show, although I’ve never watched it personally. Enjoying it so far.

Lucah: Born of a Dream: Also about an hour into this one. The art style is pretty interesting. Maybe a bit like Hyper Light Drifter, but even far more surreal. I’m terrible at using the dodge mechanic so far, but once I iron that out, this game should end up being a bit easier than it is so far. Really cool setting and the story seems interesting so far. Liking it.

Gray Dawn: This one is pretty over the top ridiculous in a not so glorious way. It’s like taking the Exorcist, but then opening the story up a bit and playing up the religious fear of demons aspect. So cheesy and campy. I may finish it or may retire it. Haven’t decided yet.

Neofeud: Interesting cyberpunk point and click with some cringy social commentary that seems about twenty years out of place. Still, it’s been decent so far.

Ashi: Lake of Light: Pretty and peaceful, oriental themed puzzle game. I’m not the best at these and question whether I’ll finish, but the game itself is quality.

Darksiders 3: Really just played an hour or so of this so far. Will continue at some point.

KURSK: An embarrassingly bad and very unfinished game that makes a lot of promises it can’t keep. These devs are also of the “delete and ban people in their forums who report certain bugs they dont want to address” sort. In addition, even if it was a full experience, it’s also way overpriced for the content. Retired, and I’d recommend staying clear. Had I not received a review copy and had actually spent money on this, I’d be pretty upset about it.

HELLGATE: London: Meh. It’s technically the same exact game in every way except maybe the inclusion of a mini boss mini game based on how many enemies you kill in an area, and the removal of the MMO aspects of the game (but all that stuff was simply disabled rather than actually removed, meaning you can still peruse all the pay to win stuff, and it’s evident in the game, but of course, the cool stuff like co-op is gone). This is as lazy a port as I’ve seen in a long time. You can definitely play it, but it gets boring fast without anyone to play with. Also, no gamepad support, which also seems pretty lazy when you consider that this was actually also on console originally, with requisite gamepad support. Honestly, I would just play on the fan made servers with an old CD-ROM rather than spend money on this version unless you are desperate to simply own a copy on Steam. IMO anyway.

Well, The 111th Soul is done and dusted. It’s a very short, walking sim/adventure style game. Starts out hella creepy but ends up just being silly in the end. Takes about 10 minutes to complete, and everything is pretty much unskippable, which is a factor since there are three endings, only one of which seems to really be impacted by anything you do in the game. So, as a sub dollar title, it’s pretty decent, but as a game in general, your mileage will probably be more tied to how good you are with playing very short games.

Statistics
4681 games (+1771 not categorized yet)
99% never played
0% unfinished
0% beaten
1% completed
0% won't play