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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)
Snail Trek - Chapter 2: A Snail Of Two Worlds (Steam)
Snail Trek - Chapter 3: Lettuce Be (Steam)
Corinne Cross’s Dead & Breakfast (Steam)
The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare (Steam)

February

Tom Clancy’s The Division (UPlay)
How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness: A Guide For the Isolated (6x) (Steam)

March

George’s Memories Ep. 1 (Steam)
Enderal: Forgotten Stories (Steam)
Tricky Cat (Steam)

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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)


Enderal: Forgotten Stories is done and dusted. 123 hours and one of the the three potential endings. I do have two convenient hard save points though. One is just before the end to see the other normal ending. The other is probably 20 hours back, but just before what I assumed would be a pivotal moment (and as it turns out, was), and will allow me to see the “true ending”. That said, I’ll wait a bit on that one. Even with all that time invested, I probably still left another 100-150 hours on the table, easily, between the remaining quests and general exploration. Anyway, with a game like Enderal, it’s good to take a break after seeing an ending, then go back and dive right back in I think. That’s how I did things with pretty much every Fallout and Elder Scrolls game.

I also played some Creepy Castle, and it’s actually an excellent game. That said, I don’t know that I’m really in the mood for it right now, so after I died, I decided to shelve it for a future date.

I should be just about to the end of chapter one in Edge of Eternity now as well. Will keep playing that.

I’ll also head back to FF XV now. I made the mistake of starting that and Enderal at the same time, but that’s done now, so perfect time to get back to FF XV. I’m basically now on PC where I had left off on the PS4 when I was playing it a couple years ago. I’m eager to see what happens next.

I’ll also be jumping into Lamplight City. I was playing it a little last night, but it hijacked my graphics settings when I switched out of windowed mode to full screen, so I jumped out. I think I will give it another go today, but in windowed mode lol.

Lastly, I see there have been quite a few updates to Atom RPG since I last played it. I might have to jump in and start over. See how it’s improved.

After all that, my plan is to fire up Yakuza Kiwami, Metro Exodus, and Subnautica.

Well, almost 60 hours in, I promised myself I would focus on Enderal’s story, which I’ve been doing bit by bit since.

I did take a brief break from Enderal to play through George’s Memories Ep. 1, a game I picked up for 49 cents recently. Well, a “game” really. I would call it a very short and confusing mess with pretty graphics. Easy game to skip, but if you own it, it should only take ten or fifteen minutes to play through it and get it out of your backlog lol.

Played through How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness today. All I’m gonna say is, this game is pretty hilarious and completely irreverent. It should only take about 20 minutes (maybe 30 tops) to see everything and also get your 100% cheevos. It also happens to be free to play, and in my estimation, it might be the best of the freebies I’ve tried out on Steam. A definite must play if you have any sort of warped sense of humor lol.

Anyway, beyond all that, I did finally start Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, and I’m not too far from where I left off when I was playing it on the PS4 a couple years ago. Of course, the added bonus for PC owners is you get all the DLC with the base game rather than needing to purchase it all separately. Great game.

Parallel to that, I’m also playing Enderal: Forgotten Stories, which is fantastic. Seems a bit more difficult than Skyrim, but that isn’t such a big deal, and the graphical advancements are pretty noteworthy. Additionally, the story punches you in the face immediately to get your attention and then does a ton to keep that attention. Enjoying it.

In between the aforementioned two, which I’ve been playing a bit of each day, I also plan to break up the two with Lamplight City, which I started but haven’t gotten too far into yet.

Well, Tom Clancy’s The Division is in the books. The final mission was a beast and I was underleveled for it, so I ended up teaming up with a pair of randoms and ran through it in like 10 minutes or so lol (after spending about 2 hours trying to get past it on my own). Definitely a quality game. I enjoyed it.

Next up on the full length games list: Final Fantasy XV (and DLC).

Since my last update, I completed:

Snail Trek - Chapter 3: Lettuce Be: In this one, you actually play as a human chef. Decent like the previous two episodes. I imagine I’ll close out the series this weekend.
Corinne Cross’s Dead & Breakfast: This was an excellent little point and click adventure, and just an all around pleasant game. I do intend to play through NG+ probably tomorrow to get the best ending.
The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare: Well, technically, you can’t ever really finish this one, and I’ll keep playing because it is legitimately great stupid fun and also a great time waster, but I’m almost 20 hours in, so I’m counting this as done and dusted for the purposes of my own backlog and completion log.

Since my last post, I finished a few shorties:

Castle Rencounter: This game is purchase disabled, and honestly, no great loss. It’s barely a game, and can be cheesed using the game’s own rules.
Becalm: Very relaxing free game. You basically just ride a boat for 5 minutes checking out the scenery, or going with endless mode doing the same. Other than some level variance, this game is just for chilling with no real reason to play other than to take in the visuals and enjoy the tunes. That said, you still should definitely check it out. It’s neat for what it is. :)
Find-Life EP1: Very quick little adventure that sets up the framework for a longer running IP. I thought the artwork was very cool in that 70’s psychedelic way and the story was decent. Almost had a bit of a Portal vibe, although no word on whether the computer is really trying to kill you in the end.
Snail Trek - Chapter 2: A Snail Of Two Worlds: Basically Star Trek if Star Trek was an RPG Maker game with an all snail crew. Episode two. It’s fun and funny.

Still playing presently

Took a break from a few of my longer games to play towards finishing a few others. Those few others are:

Nioh: Complete Edition: Just about to wrap up the spider queen quest. I’d say I’m probably about 20-25% of the way through, 30 hours in.

The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare: This one is currently a buck, and basically a pick up and play team (mostly) shooter similar to Team Fortress 2, only everybody plays as a little plastic army man/woman. Right now, there is no wait to find servers to jump into and the community seems to simply be having a good time. Haven’t encountered any d-bags yet.

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time: I’m about 5 hours in so far. I imagine there is probably another 15 or so to go. I’ve never seen the show, but it definitely has that Saturday Morning cartoon vibe to it. Decent story, meh combat, a lot of fetch style questing in between.

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.

Statistics
4752 games (+1774 not categorized yet)
99% never played
0% unfinished
0% beaten
1% completed
0% won't play