samwise84’s profile

Hi there,

what to tell about me? Hmm, well let’s see. Most of my game buys are impulse buys…Well don’t judge me. Other women buy shoes or make-up, I buy video games XD

I will try to beat as many games as I can each month (right now I am at at least 1 each week), but unfortunately I’m a grown up with a job, so my progress usually depends on how much spare time I have.

I’ll try to at least beat 1 SG win + 1 backlog game each month (though I have beaten far more than that in the past few months). Since I’m a member of Playing Appreciated all wins of that group have priority (since they need to be played within a month of winning). I’m also a member of Quality Games, so any wins from that group have priority over other SG wins.

What I want to achieve in 2020

  • get my SG win played percentage up to 75% (it took a nosedive during the holiday season)
  • wrangle my backlog into submission and make him stop screaming 😱

Update 48: 1st to 5th of April

Well time is flying by. Already the first week of April is gone.

Half-Life 2

1 Moment Of Time: Silentville

5/10
4.1 hours
43 of 43 achievements

Did not like this HOG much. A lot of the objects were near the bottom where you could not see them correctly. Also most of the objects were combined ones, meaning you had to find several parts to get them to count, which most of the time did not really make sense. And the placement of the HO scenes did not make sense either, as well as some of the puzzles were missing instructions shrug
Seems to not have aged well.

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Night Mysteries: The Amphora Prisoner

5/10
5.4 hours
no achievements

Slightly better than the last one, though finding all the pearls was annoying as hell. Also the fact that some of the items are hidden in containers without it showing them to be in containers was annoying, since you have to randomly click on stuff to find the ones that open.
Some of the minigames were annoying since they made you repeat a certain thing for like 3 minutes straight. Which was not really fun.

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Hidden Object - 12 in 1 bundle

4/10
6.5 hours
no achievements

I played the first two entries so far :

FBI : Paranormal Case : An FBI Agent (who thinks he is some kind Fox Mulder) investigates some weird happening that turn out to be bubblegum chewing aliens.
Each scene has to be revisited 1-2 times with a few standalone rooms. Some translations where horrible. Took me about 3.5h to complete it.

Hidden Files : Echoes of JFK : Better gaphics then the last one. Faint white arrows to guide your gameplay, which unfortunately blend in with the background most of the time. Story was a weird conspiracy theory about the JFK murder. You can collect some files/information about JFK. Took me about 3h to complete



green = PoP thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me
red = Monthly in a Month
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions/for fun games

Overall Backlog Progress: -0,14% unfinished/never played games :)

10.26% (91/887)
9.81% (87/887)
5.98% (53/887)
71.59% (635/887)
2.37% (21/887)
Overall SG Wins Progress: -1,09% unfinished/never played games :)

27.62% (50/181)
22.65% (41/181)
2.21% (4/181)
45.30% (82/181)
2.21% (4/181)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
  • Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Memoria

    5.1 hours playtime

    12 of 31 achievements

  • Hidden Object - 12 in 1 bundle

    6.5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

    3.5 hours playtime

    no achievements

I've won 1 game in the last week and was gifted 1 game and activated an old key. And I've beaten/completed 2 games, so that makes a +1 for the last week and a total of +1 for April. Hopefully I can get some HOGs done next week ;)

SG wins:

Gifts: thanks cece09

Old Keys:
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Monthly in a Month:
PA: none

PoP: thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me

BLAEO monthly:

PAGYWOSG:
  • Dark Strokes: The Legend of the Snow Kingdom Collector’s Edition

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hidden Object - 12 in 1 bundle

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Left in the Dark: No One on Board

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Mystery Castle: The Mirror's Secret

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 29 achievements

  • Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • Pickers

    4.7 hours playtime

    23 of 40 achievements

  • The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • Bridge Constructor Portal

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 26 achievements

  • KnightShift

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 40 achievements

  • The Secret Order 2: Masked Intent

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 24 achievements



Just for fun:

Update 47: end of March

Still crazy busy at work and also have been batteling with a tooth ache, which the tooth lost today. But still back to work for me tonight, so not in the mood for long reviews.

Half-Life 2

State of Mind

6/10
15.0 hours
34 of 34 achievements

Liked the art style, heavily story driven (though your decisions do not really make a difference), puzzles are not that hard, though for some reason the story never really started to fascinate me shrug

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

7/10
17.5 hours
25 of 25 achievements

Liked the story and most of the puzzles. The 5 cases are all different from each other but in the end they come nicely together. A thing I greatly enjoyed was the skip button for some of the puzzles that were just too confusing. It made it easier to just concentrate on the cases.

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Sakura Beach

3/10
4.3 hours
no achievements

Not sure what to say about this game. I think I shall quote my mistress here concerning Sakura games: Nonsense Nonsense Nonsense BOOBS Nonsense Nonsense Nonsense BOOBS

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Sakura Spirit

6/10
4.2 hours
no achievements

I actually enjoyed this one, once I forgot about all the weird peeping tom/awkward firlting scenes. Reminded me a lot of mangas I I've read in my youth.

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Tomb Raider

8/10
20.1 hours
19 of 50 achievements

I always enjoyed Tomb Raider a lot, but the game play and art here i especially liked. Might come back to it sometime to get some more achievements



green = PoP thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me
red = Monthly in a Month
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions/for fun games

Overall Backlog Progress: -0,47% unfinished/never played games :)

10.07% (89/884)
9.84% (87/884)
5.88% (52/884)
71.83% (635/884)
2.38% (21/884)
Overall SG Wins Progress: -1,09% unfinished/never played games :)

26.67% (48/180)
22.78% (41/180)
1.67% (3/180)
46.67% (84/180)
2.22% (4/180)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 4 games in the last week, no buys or gifts. And I've beaten/completed 5 games, so that makes a -1 for the last week and a total of +3 for March. I overall decreased my backlog by 1,19% and my SG win backlog by 0,17%. Not great, but at the same time I did not increase it too much. Hopefully I can get some HOGs done next month ;)

SG wins:

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Monthly in a Month: all done
PA: none

PoP: thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me

BLAEO monthly:

PAGYWOSG:
  • Dark Strokes: The Legend of the Snow Kingdom Collector’s Edition

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hidden Object - 12 in 1 bundle

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Left in the Dark: No One on Board

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Mystery Castle: The Mirror's Secret

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Night Mysteries: The Amphora Prisoner

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 29 achievements

  • Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • Pickers

    4.7 hours playtime

    23 of 40 achievements

  • The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • Bridge Constructor Portal

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 26 achievements

  • KnightShift

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 40 achievements



Just for fun:

Update 46: March 16th till 22nd

Since Friday we are mostly finished with preparing for lockdown at work, but it cost several h of overtime each day for me and my teammates, so gaming time was basically very rare. Hopefully it will get better now.

Half-Life 2

DOOM

7/10
25.2 hours
19 of 54 achievements

Fun game, once I was able to see something, had to set the gamma settings way higher so that I could navigte. Otherwise game was too dark. But it gave me an opportunity to decompress a bit after the stress at work.

Half-Life 2

A Hat in Time

7/10
13.2 hours
16 of 46 achievements

Nice platformer. Was a fun game with all the special skills to learn and stuff to equip. Sometimes a bit hard to find my way around the maps. Could probably be a lot of fun in coop.



green = PoP thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me
red = Monthly in a Month
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions/for fun games

Overall Backlog Progress: -0,1% unfinished/never played games :)

9.66% (85/880)
9.77% (86/880)
6.25% (55/880)
71.93% (633/880)
2.39% (21/880)
Overall SG Wins Progress: +0,64% unfinished/never played games :(

25.00% (44/176)
23.30% (41/176)
2.84% (5/176)
46.59% (82/176)
2.27% (4/176)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 4 games in the last week and gifted one by steam. And I've beaten/completed 2 games, so that makes a +3 for the last week and a total of +4 for March. Hopefully I can beat more games next week.

SG wins:

Gifts: thank you steam

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Monthly in a Month:
PA: none

PoP: thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me

BLAEO monthly:


PAGYWOSG:

Just for fun:

Update 45: March 9th till 15th

We are officially preparing for a lockdown at work, so we have been crazy busy with preparations which cut seriously into my free time.



green = PoP thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me
red = Monthly in a Month
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions/for fun games

Overall Backlog Progress: -0,08% unfinished/never played games :)

9.70% (85/876)
9.59% (84/876)
6.51% (57/876)
71.80% (629/876)
2.40% (21/876)
Overall SG Wins Progress: +0,92% unfinished/never played games :(

24.71% (43/174)
23.56% (41/174)
2.30% (4/174)
47.13% (82/174)
2.30% (4/174)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 5 games in the last week and bought/gifted none. And I've beaten/completed 2 games, so that makes a +3 for the last week and a total of +1 for March. Hopefully I can beat more games next week.

SG wins:
  • KnightShift

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Sakura Spirit

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • ,
  • Sakura Angels

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Sakura Beach

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 48 achievements

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Monthly in a Month:
PA: none

PoP: thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me

BLAEO monthly:


PAGYWOSG:

Just for fun:

Update 44: March 1st until 8th

Vacation time is over :(
So it’s back to working and my crazy workplace.

Half-Life 2

Mata Hari

6/10
8.4 hours
no achievements

Nice HOG/point'n'click, with start trouble. For some reason it crashed on start with a direct X error, that I was missing some direct X version (which I did not). So the first hour was spent trying to fix the game. I am using a Nvidia card in my PC.

What worked for me was the following:
Open up NVIDIA Control Panel. Under Manage 3D Settings, Program Settings, click Add and add Mata Hari into the list (you might need to look for the .exe which is located in the common folder of your Steam installation. Under option 2 choose "High-performance NVIDIA processor". This should fix the problem on start up.

Of course your drivers should be up to date :D

Now to the game:
You are Mata Hari a young aspiring dancer who is recruited into the spy game. From here on out you will be spying for all the different groups (German, French, etc.), trying to prevent WWI.
I was not the biggest fan of the dancing mini game and also the one with the rats and the travel minigame got tedious after a while. In the end I always used the fast travel option.

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Samantha Swift and the Hidden Roses of Athena

7/10
6.7 hours
no achievements

This is a nice HOG game. Basically it is pure HOS with a few puzzles mixed in between. Enjoyed it a lot.

Half-Life 2

Samantha Swift and the Golden Touch

7/10
3 hours
no achievements

Pretty much the same like it's predecessor. It is a nice HOG game. Basically it is pure HOS with a few puzzles mixed in between. Enjoyed it a lot.

Though with this one I had also start problems. When starting the game it started, but did not open, e.g. the process was open in the background, but the game did not come up on screen.

To fix this I had to add the steam.dll from the general steam folder to the game folder and also downloaded another exe file. Though I do not know if only copying the steam.dll did fix it already.

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Puzzle Agent

6/10
5.1 hours
no achievements

This is a game consisting mostly of short puzzles. They are different enough to be entertaining and not so difficult that you cannot solve them on your own. Not so sure about the whole gnome story. Maybe the second one will clear that one up.

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Strikey Sisters

7/10
17.2 hours
4 of 10 achievements

I liked this Arkanoid/Breakout game. It is different to the normal ones where you have a pad. Here you control a person with a "sword", with which you hit the ball back and or kill the monsters. You have to first empty the field of all the blocks while also avoinding the monsters and their attacks, then kill all the monsters. You can collect different traps and spells to help you. I tried it with kb+m and found the controlls nearly impossible, but with a controller the game played fine and I was able to finish it.

Some things that I did not like :

  • The ball is the same color and looks like some of the enemy attacks so therefore it is sometimes rather confusing which is which.
  • to collect all the coins you have to pretty much ignore everything else, because otherwise you cannot collect the coins and you need to collect them or the chest that you need for some extra stuff won't appear.
  • the odd card that drops from chests to catch them all, most of the time it is even too hard to get it, because of monsters in the way or your ball dropping and then you have to catch all different monsters in the game and there are a lot of them. It will take ages.


green = PoP thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me
red = Challenge Me thanks JaffaCaffa for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions/for fun games

Overall Backlog Progress:

9.66% (84/870)
9.54% (83/870)
5.98% (52/870)
72.41% (630/870)
2.41% (21/870)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

25.75% (43/167)
23.35% (39/167)
2.40% (4/167)
46.11% (77/167)
2.40% (4/167)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 2 games in the last week and bought none and was gifted 1. And I've beaten/completed 5 games, so that makes a -2 for the last week and a total of -2 for March.

SG wins:

Gifts :

thanks Alvin04


Games I bought/activated this week :

bought/activated some DLC's: Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Upgrade, Go Go Nippon 2015, Go! Go! Nippon! 2016
    none
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me: Not taking part in this month right now, since I have to do more from the previous one.

PA: none

PoP: thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me

BLAEO monthly:


PAGYWOSG:

Just for fun:

Update 43: February 24th to 29th

Vacation time, but since I had my niece and nephew over, I did not manage to finish all the games i wanted. Well there is always next week XD

Half-Life 2

Angry food

5/10
0.2 hours
no achievements

It is a basic match 3 game, without any achievments. You can't even set any options. It works well enough for what it is, but it did not capture my attention really.

Half-Life 2

The Adventure Pals

9/10
13.1 hours
26 of 31 achievements

Funny, weird platformer. I mean what can I really say about it. Your companions are a giraffe, that travels in your backpack and with which you fly, since it uses its tongue like a rotor and your pet rock.
All parents have been kidnapped by an evil scientist who has turned them into hotdogs. You need to rescue your dad and will meet a lot of weird "people" and bosses on the way, queque veggie dinosaur or hot dog man.

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Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood

8/10
14.7 hours
36 of 36 achievements

Second playthrough to complete the missing achievments. This time I played memory instead of HOS. You have to match tiles with the same theme, so a bloody knife and a corpse, a butterfly and a net, etc. It was alright, but honestly the story was not that great that I needed the second playthrough. Also I found all the missing collectibles (butterflies and illusive objects).

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

9/10
13.0 hours
30 of 30 achievements

I found this one the most fun of all the telltale games I played so far. For some reason the humor just hit me right.
I would have loved to have seen a sequel to this.



green = PoP thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me
red = Challenge Me thanks JaffaCaffa for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

9.23% (80/867)
9.46% (82/867)
6.00% (52/867)
72.90% (632/867)
2.42% (21/867)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

23.78% (39/164)
23.78% (39/164)
1.83% (3/164)
48.17% (79/164)
2.44% (4/164)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 3 games in the last week and bought none and was gifted 1. And I've beaten/completed 3 games (plus 1 completion of a previously beaten game), so that makes a +1 for the last week and a total of +7 for February. I've beaten 18 games last month and still added to my backlog more games than I purged. So I've beaten 18 and added 25 (won 11 games, was gifted 13 and bought 1).

SG wins:

Gifts :

thanks Heisenbear


Games I bought/activated this week :

none
    none
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me: Not taking part in this month right now, since I have to do more from the previous one.

PA: none

PoP: thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me

BLAEO monthly:

PAGYWOSG:
  • Mata Hari

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Samantha Swift and the Golden Touch

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Samantha Swift and the Hidden Roses of Athena

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Trine 2

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 97 achievements

  • Smoke and Sacrifice

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • Sanctum 2

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Enclave

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Pickers

    5.7 hours playtime

    23 of 40 achievements



Just for fun:

Update 42: February 17th to 23rd
Vacation time is finally here :D
So hopefully I will have more time on my hands for games.

Half-Life 2

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

8/10
25.3 hours
16 of 19 achievements

A funny dating simulator. You can create your own Dad character. You and your teenage daughter move to a new house after your partner (you can choose if it was a woman or man) has died. Now you move to a new neighborhood with a lot of elegible dads with kids to date. You will join dadbook (a version of facebook for dads XD) to meet some of the other dads. Most of the routes are funny. I never really not liked a dad, they all had their moments. My favourite was Robert, my least favourite were probably Brian and Joseph.

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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 2

5/10
0.6 hours
no achievements

Was a funny quiz game 10 years ago. Now it is kinda outdated game with weird questions.

Cons:

  • no online multiplayer, it is what i enjoyed most playing it on Facebook all those years ago.
  • local multiplayer on a keyboard is just weird, try to share a keyboard
  • you need to know a lot of weitd things to win
Half-Life 2

Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can - Collector’s Edition

6/10
6.5 hours
no achievements

Nice HOG, until you run into a game breaking bug and have to delete your profile, because otherwise you will just get a window with a debug report instead of the game starting. Also game runs slow on Windows 10 unless you plug in a controller. For some reason then it runs at a normal speed, but at least this gave me a solution for Midnight Mystery 3 from the same devs.

-Pros:

  • nice mystery
  • nice HOGs

Cons:

  • game breaking bug, when you quit the game while doing a puzzle
  • puzzles that are not really logical
  • no steam achievments, only ingame
  • game runs at 1 FPS unless you plug in a controller
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Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi

6/10
8.0 hours
15 of 16 achievements

Really nice game, once I managed to get it running properly. The game runs slow on Windows 10 unless you plug in a controller. For some reason then it runs at a normal speed and I was finally able to play it.

-Pros:

  • nice mystery to solve
  • nice HOGs

Cons:

  • a lot of collectibles, that are sometimes not really vsible and that you cannot reach once you leave a scene
  • slow running game without a real solution from the devs :(


green = PoP thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me
red = Challenge Me thanks JaffaCaffa for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

9.04% (78/863)
9.39% (81/863)
6.14% (53/863)
72.89% (629/863)
2.55% (22/863)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

23.60% (38/161)
23.60% (38/161)
2.48% (4/161)
47.83% (77/161)
2.48% (4/161)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 4 games in the last week and bought 1.And I've beaten/completed 4 games, so that makes a +1 for the last week and a total of +6 for February. So my backlog is screaming again, even though I i have beaten a total of 15 games so far.

SG wins:

Gifts :

none this week

Games I bought/activated this week :

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me: Not taking part in this month right now, since I have to do more from the previous one.

PA: none

PoP: thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me

BLAEO monthly:


PAGYWOSG:

Just for fun:

Update 41: February 9th to 16th
Second week of February over and my vacation is coming even closer, just one miore shift cycle and I am free :D Let’s see what I have been up to in the last week.

Half-Life 2

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart

7/10
11.10 hours
15 of 15 achievements

A nice HOG with a pirate theme.

Pros:

  • nice puzzles
  • nice story

Cons:

  • no teleport, which means you have to walk everywhere, which can be tedious since sometimes you have to search for that one HOS that appeared
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Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride

8/10
12.1 hours
24 of 24 achievements

Nice HOG.

Pros:

  • Beautiful backgrounds
  • a lot of minigames and HOGs
  • a cute little helper in form of a kitten

Cons:

  • a lot of backtracking
  • some odd animations
  • no savepoints, so you cannot get back to stuff you missed, without having to replay the whole game
Half-Life 2

Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan

8/10
6.3 hours
29 of 29 achievements

Nice HOG.

Pros:

  • Beautiful backgrounds
  • more minigames as HOSs (can be a pro or a con depending what you like more
  • more cute little helpers: bird, otter and a tree fairy (or something like it)

Cons:

  • game areas become closed off, so you have to search for the collectibles before that
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Hero of the Kingdom III

9/10
12.4 hours
57 of 57 achievements

I won it just like it's predecessor and played through it in a day. Loved it just like the last installment.
One of the changes is that you now can cook your food with the ingredients you can buy or collect, can craft your weapons, brew your own potions.

As with the previous game some of the things that are annoying is that some of the stuff you need to collect is pretty small and not very visible (like the perls). Also if you are going for completion the crafting can get annoying, since you will have to get all of your skills up to 100. Some will come naturally like the cooking one, others will require you too hit the crafting button countless times without really needing the crafted items.

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Edna & Harvey: The Breakout

6/10
11.5 hours
16 of 18 achievements

I have mixed feelings about this game. On one hand it is quite funny (though you should not make fun of the mentally ill), on the other hand I often did not know what to do next. And don't get me started on the achievments. Stuff like randomly put a cup of water on totally random places to get the achievement or squirt ketchup or mustard on random stuff.



green = PoP thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me
red = Challenge Me thanks JaffaCaffa for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

9.08% (78/859)
8.96% (77/859)
6.40% (55/859)
72.88% (626/859)
2.68% (23/859)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

24.05% (38/158)
22.15% (35/158)
3.16% (5/158)
47.47% (75/158)
3.16% (5/158)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 2 games in the last week and bought none and was gifted way too many games, 12 to be exact O_O . And I've beaten/completed 5 games, so that makes a +9 for the last week and a total of +5 for February. So my backlog is screaming again, even though I i have beaten a total of 11 games so far. .

SG wins:
  • Yakuza Kiwami

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 55 achievements

  • Railroad Pioneer

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements



Gifts :

thanks steveywonder75


thanks Ninglor03


thanks Alvin04
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me: Not taking part in this month right now, since I have to do more from the previous one.

PA: none

PoP: thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me

BLAEO monthly:

PAGYWOSG:

Just for fun:

Update 40: February 1st to 8th

First week of February over and my vacation is coming ever closer :D Not in the mood for long posts today and since I played mostly HOGs which are pretty similar to each other the reviews shall be short.

Half-Life 2

KARAKARA

7/10
6.6 hours
7 of 7 achievements

Cute little story with some little twists.

Half-Life 2

Analogue: A Hate Story

6/10
4.1 hours
5 of 14 achievements

A strange littles story that is told via text files that you have to read and then talk to the AI's about. Not bad, but not my favourite one.

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Time Mysteries 3: The Final Enigma

6/10
4.5 hours
11 of 11 achievements

An okay HOG with time travel aspects. Found it a bit difficult to keep track of all the locations in the different time zones.

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Dark Arcana: The Carnival

8/10
6.9 hours
19 of 19 achievements

Liked this HOG very much. Fun minigames and nice HOG scenes.

Half-Life 2

Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials

6/10
3.5 hours
6 of 14 achievements
Half-Life 2

Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi

1.8 hours
0 of 16 achievements

Can't rate the game since it would not play properly. It was slow as fuck. Took me 10 minutes to clear the first HOG. Tried fixing it with running it in compability mode, but did not work either. Even installed it on a virtual WinXP machine without any luck, which is when I gave up.



green = PoP thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me
red = Challenge Me thanks JaffaCaffa for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

8.88% (75/845)
8.99% (76/845)
6.27% (53/845)
73.14% (618/845)
2.72% (23/845)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

22.44% (35/156)
21.79% (34/156)
2.56% (4/156)
50.00% (78/156)
3.21% (5/156)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 2 games in the last week and bought some DLC's. And I've beaten/completed/given up on 6 games, so that makes a -4 for the last week and a total of -4 for February. So finally a week where my backlog is not screaming

SG wins: Gifts: none this week

Other keys, games and DLC's some DLC's for Euro Truck Simulator 2
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me: Not taking part in this month right now, since I have to do more from the previous one.

PA: none

PoP: thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me

BLAEO monthly:

PAGYWOSG:

Just for fun:

Update 39: January 27th to 31st

January is done already. And I have only won 1 new game and did not buy anything new this week.

Half-Life 2

Gothic Playable Teaser

5/10
4.1 hours
25 of 29 achievements

What to say about this demo? As a fan of the original Gothic I wanted to love this one, but I cannot really say that I do. The game does not really feel like Gothic more like a generic RPG. I tried it with a controller, but that did not work well at all. Also several of the achievements are broken.

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PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+

8/10
6.1 hours
12 of 12 achievements

I was kinda on a retro trip. Well not really much to say about this. If you know Pac Man you know what to expect. It's a fun Pac Man game, where you can choose different boards to play on and change how everything looks.

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Pang Adventures

7/10
9.2 hours
5 of 9 achievements

Also a retro game. Aliens have overtaken the earth and you have to fight them by shooting at them with various weapons. Every time you hit one of the blobs it will divide into two smaller ones until they are completly destroyed.
You can also play this in Coop, though I never tried it. It's enough for a fun evening.

Half-Life 2

Pickers

8/10
5.7 hours
23 of 40 achievements

It's a HOG, but with a twist. You have to go to different cluttered locations where you are trying to find the most valuable items that you then can sell in your store after you have haggled with the owner for an exceptable price.

You have several different modes you can choose from. If I remember correctly an endless mode, the 30-day challenge where you have to be the top seller in 30 days.

It was a fun game and I will return to it to complete it.

Half-Life 2

Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood

8/10
8.1 hours
29 of 36 achievements

A really fun HOG with a good story, Needs a second playthrough to get all the achievements though.



green = PoP thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me red = Challenge Me thanks JaffaCaffa for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

8.54% (72/843)
8.78% (74/843)
6.17% (52/843)
73.90% (623/843)
2.61% (22/843)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

20.78% (32/154)
20.78% (32/154)
1.95% (3/154)
53.90% (83/154)
2.60% (4/154)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
  • YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 2

    0.1 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Analogue: A Hate Story

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

I've won 1 games in the last week and bought nothing. And I've beaten/completed 5 games, so that makes a -4 for the last week and a +10 for January. Which is not good, but with the sale it could have been worse.

SG wins:
  • Angry food

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

Gifts: none this week

Other keys, games and DLC's none this week
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me: Not taking part in this month right now, since I have to do more from the previous one.

PA: none

PoP: thanks to aragon789 & BarbaricGenie for challenging me

BLAEO monthly:

PAGYWOSG:

Just for fun: