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.


Update 31: Forth week of November

Damn Black Friday Sale, my backlog is screaming XD

Half-Life 2

Call of Duty: WWII

7/10
14.8 hours
20 of 35 achievements

Nice shooter, though I am not sure why there are collectibles in a shooter ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Spent too much time running around searching for them to give up on the collectibles in the end. Wasn't a big fan of the driving and flying chapters because I found it hard to navigate with keyboard and mouse.

Half-Life 2

Quantum Break

9/10
19.5 hours
32 of 42 achievements

Truely a great game. Loved every minute of it. Will probably play it again sometime, when I do not have more backlog to go through XD
Loved the whole story. Though honestly I only used a fraction of the time powers that I unlocked during the game.
I can whole heartedly recommend this game.


green = PoP thanks Hyrax & adam1224 for challenging me
red = Challenge Me thanks Queen Nin for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

6.52% (50/767)
8.34% (64/767)
6.65% (51/767)
76.53% (587/767)
1.96% (15/767)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

23.85% (26/109)
22.02% (24/109)
2.75% (3/109)
47.71% (52/109)
3.67% (4/109)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 4 games this week and bought 5 O_O So that makes 9 new games and 2 completed, meaning a +7 for my backlog this week. And a +12 overall for this month.

SG wins: Purchases:
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PA: none

PoP:

Just for fun:

Update 30: Third week of November

Nothing much happened this week. Was busy with work, so not much gameing time.

Half-Life 2

Unhack

6/10
1.5 hours
no achievements

It's a VN with easy puzzle elements.

Positive:

  • nice story
  • easy puzzles
  • okish voice acting

Negatives:

  • no windowed mode or chat
  • sometimes the text is blocked by the chars, so it is not readable
Half-Life 2

Art of Murder - Deadly Secrets

1/10
0.3 hours
no achievements

Can't say a lot about the game, since I can't get past the first HOS

Positive:

  • the game starts ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Negatives:

  • Can't select anything in the first HOS and therefore can't play the game further. Seems to be a known problem, but the devs seem not to care :(

green = PoP thanks Hyrax & adam1224 for challenging me
red = Challenge Me thanks Queen Nin for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

6.60% (50/758)
8.31% (63/758)
6.86% (52/758)
76.25% (578/758)
1.98% (15/758)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

24.76% (26/105)
20.95% (22/105)
3.81% (4/105)
46.67% (49/105)
3.81% (4/105)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 2 games this week. So that makes 2 new games and 2 completed, meaning a +0 for my backlog this week. And a +5 overall for this month.

SG wins: Purchases: no purchases this week
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PA: none

PoP:

Just for fun:

Update 29: Second week of November

I was still lucky this week and won 5 games. And I only spent around 10h this week on Farm Together :D

Half-Life 2

The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day

7/10
6.2 hours
30 of 32 achievements

Really liked the game. It's a point'n'click about a world where humans are nearly exitinct and the robots have taken over. You play a robot that stumbels on a mystery. Unfortunately this game is not finished and the next episode is not out yet, so you are left with a half finished story :|

Half-Life 2

9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek

6/10
4.3 hours
17 of 19 achievements

A nice HOG with a kinda weird story about snakes, murder and world domination.

Half-Life 2

RiME

8/10
8.8 hours
8 of 31 achievements

Really like the game. Beautiful grafics and a great soundtrack. Sometimes the puzzles were a bit confusing and it took a while until I understood how to work them and sometimes i did not really know where to go next. I recommend using a guide for those places.

Half-Life 2

Murdered: Soul Suspect

8/10
11.5 hours
34 of 48 achievements

Really enjoyed this one. You play a detective who was just murdered by the murderer you were trying to find and arrest. Now you are a ghost and have to solve the case of who killed you (and why) and bring the murderer to justice. You have some special abilities now: You can walk through walls and teleport to places. But you also have to be careful since there are demons that want to eat you :)

Half-Life 2

Cat Quest

9/10
12.7 hours
3 of 12 achievements

Loved this one. You play a cat that is looking for his sister, which got catnapped. If you are looking for a cute RPG full of cat puns this game is for you. Can get kinda repetitive and grindy, but I liked it a lot. I plan to complete it, but you have to beat the game several times with different modifiers to achieve that.


green = PoP thanks Hyrax & adam1224 for challenging me
red = Challenge Me thanks aquilla for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
orange = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

6.47% (49/757)
8.19% (62/757)
6.74% (51/757)
76.62% (580/757)
1.98% (15/757)


Overall SG Wins Progress:
24.27% (25/103)
20.39% (21/103)
3.88% (4/103)
47.57% (49/103)
3.88% (4/103)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 5 games this week. So that makes 5 new games and 5 completed, meaning a +0 for my backlog this week. And a +5 overall for this month.

SG wins: Purchases: no purchases this week
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PA: none

PoP:

Just for fun:

Update 28: First week of November

I was extremly lucky this week and won 9 games O_O I was even able to finish 5 games, even though I played more than my fair share of Farm Together (nearly 40h).

Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle : School Girls Edition

Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle : School Girls Edition

4/10
4.7 hours
no achievements

Well this is a game of riichi mahjong, but it is not very good. If you are trying to learn the game, look somewhere else.

Pros:

  • fully functional riichi mahjong game
  • rules like number of rounds, etc. are customizeable

Cons:

  • no tutorial, so if you do not know how to play the game you are out of luck. I actually watched a tutorial on youtube, to get to know how to play the game properly.
  • most of the terms are untranslated or badly translated
  • rules are either not explained or suffer from the above mentioned bad translation
  • game speed is either too fast or way to slow
  • unskipable cutscences for every play that is done break up the game play
Mahjong Solitaire

Mahjong Solitaire

6/10
0.4 hours
10 of 10 achievements

Decent Mahjong game with 10 levels. Nothing special. Good to spend a few moments with.

Pros:

  • decent mahjong game
  • 10 different levels
  • easy achievement completion

Cons:

  • a lot of times levels are not able to be completed, since no more tile pairs are available. Sometimes you have to reload several times to get a set that works.
Minit

Minit

7/10
2.7 hours
14 of 27 achievements

Interesting game play. You die every 60 seconds and you can do nothing about it. I found this game refreshing.

Pros:

  • You die every 60 seconds.
  • Fun, entertaining little game.

Cons:

  • You die every 60 seconds. You might ask now how that can be a pro and a con? Well it makes the game refreshing, but sometimes it makes it really hard too, since you die just when you reach your goal.
  • Sometimes I would have prefered a few more directions.
Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery

6/10
6.7 hours
11 of 12 achievements

Nice HOG with good story and okay voice acting. Unfortuantely I ran into a game breaking bug.

Pros:

  • nice story
  • easy to medium difficult HOG scenes

Cons:

  • Voice acting is just so-so.
  • Ran into a game breaking bug near the end. I was supposed to get the fire stone from a drill and exchange it for a diamond bit. I found the diamond bit first and tried to put it into the drill (since I did not know about the fire stone). Instead of giving me the fire stone in exchange for the diamond bit, it just disapeared. Unfortunately you need the fire stone for a potion, without this you cannot proceed further in the game. So I had to redo everything :(
Kathy Rain

Kathy Rain

7/10
5.3 hours
20 of 20 achievements

Overall a nice Point & Click with a decent story and good voice acting.

Pros:

  • Nice story, though I did not like the end. Did not fit the overall story in my opionion.
  • good voice acting
  • nice soundtrack
  • easy puzzles
  • retro graphic

Cons:

  • As mentioned above not a fan of the ending.
  • Some of the achievements are not really easy to get without a guide.

green = PoP thanks Hyrax & Cjcomplex for the picks
red = Challenge Me thanks adam1224 for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
yellow = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

7%
8%
7%
77%
2%


Overall SG Wins Progress:
26%
17%
6%
47%
4%


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 9 games this week (insanely lucky) and bought Cat Quest II. So that makes 10 new games and 5 completed, meaning a +5 for my backlog this week.

SG wins: Purchases:
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PA:

PoP:

Just for fun:

Update 27: Last week of October

I did it. I finished my last PoP entry just in time. But it also means I only finished 1 entry this entire week. Oh, well. I also caved and finally bought Farm Together *I must not let it ruin my life, I must not let it ruin my life,…*
I also won 1 new game. That makes a total of +6 for the whole month :( Hopefully it will be better next month.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

7/10
54.3 hours
36 of 57 achievements

Well for a pretty old game this game was working fine on my laptop, mind you I had installed a community mod/patch for it to work properly/ resolve a lot of the bugs. Since I am someone who needs to finish every quest it took me a while to finish the game. Sometimes it was rather grindy, when I was attacked by dozens of enemies and near the end I just wanted it to end, so I simply threw a shield on and ran through the enemies and only fought the ones I absolutely needed to.

It was nice to revisit some of the locations from the first part, though to see the academy in ruins was :(

I kinda liked the story of this part more than the first, though if I am honest my Jedi was more grey then light or dark. In my opinion both sides are too black and white. The world is more grey than that.


green = PoP thanks Hyrax & Cjcomplex for the picks
red = Challenge Me thanks adam1224 for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
yellow = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

6%
7%
7%
78%
2%


Overall SG Wins Progress:
26%
16%
4%
50%
4%


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 1 game this week and bought Farm Together. So that makes 2 new games and 1 completed, meaning a +1 for my backlog this week. And +6 overall for this month. I need to beat/complete more games this next week for better statistics.

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

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

Purchases:
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PA:
  • Call of Duty: WWII
    Call of Duty: WWII

    0.0 hours playtime

    0 of 35 achievements

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

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements



PoP:

Just for fun:

Update 26: Fourth week of October

Not much to report this week. I completed 1 game and won 3 games. Still a few days left to beat my final PoP pick so that I have beaten them all. Luckily I have today and tomorrow off from work.

Fairy of the treasures

Fairy of the treasures

0.5/10
0.9 hours
500 of 500 achievements

This game is absolute trash. The "story" mode is laughable. Just some random stuff that has nothing to do with anything. And the whole game consists off clicking on chests several hundred times to open them. A total waste of time.
This should teach me to click on GA's and enter them when I am half asleep XD


green = PoP thanks enkabard & Cjcomplex for the picks
red = Challenge Me thanks Aquilla for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
yellow = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

6%
7%
7%
78%
2%


Overall SG Wins Progress:
26%
16%
3%
50%
5%


Here are the games I'm currently working on. I'm working on completing Purrfect Date. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 3 games this week and bought nothing, tough I am highly tempted to buy Farm Together. So that makes 3 new game and 1 completed, meaning a +2 for my backlog this week. And +5 overall for this month. I need to beat/complete more games this next week.

SG wins:
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PAGYWOSG:
  • Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle : School Girls Edition
    Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle : School Girls Edition

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Call of Duty: WWII
    Call of Duty: WWII

    0.0 hours playtime

    0 of 35 achievements



PoP: waiting for the month to end


Just for fun: nothing planned

Update 25: Third week of October

Not much to report this week. I completed 1 game and won two games. And made some headway in a bunch of other games. Also the next few days will be dedicated to my final PoP choice so that I have beaten them all.

Ash of Gods: Redemption

Ash of Gods: Redemption

6/10
38.2 hours
17 of 50 achievements

I am split in my decision if I like this game or not. I think I like it well enough, but it could have been shorter for my taste (though about 10h are idle time, because I was disturbed by RL suddenly and forgot I had the game running). In the end I got rather confused by all the different storylines and I found it hard to keep all the different people apart. I was also not too fond of the strixes system. You either have too many or too few and of you have too few your team will get injuries and with 4 your teammates will die. So what can you do about it? You can heal them with strixes, that you were missing in the first place. Also the decisions you make do not always make sense to me. I mean it either does not matter what you choose or you cannot tell what choice will give a positive outcome shrug So it is a bit of luck or you have to replay every choice until you get the desired outcome. Also I was not the biggist fan of the fact that anyone could die at any time. I like to get invested in my chars, so I do not want them to die.


green = PoP thanks enkabard & Cjcomplex for the picks
red = Challenge Me thanks Aquilla for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
yellow = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

6%
7%
7%
78%
2%


Overall SG Wins Progress:
26%
16%
4%
49%
5%


Here are the games I'm currently working on. I'm working on completing Purrfect Date. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 2 games this week and bought nothing, tough I am highly tempted to buy Farm Together. So that makes 2 new game and 1 completed, meaning a +1 for my backlog this week. And +3 overall for this month. I need to beat/complete more games this next week.

SG wins:
  • Art of Murder - Deadly Secrets
    Art of Murder - Deadly Secrets

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Call of Duty: WWII
    Call of Duty: WWII

    0.0 hours playtime

    0 of 35 achievements

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PAGYWOSG:

PoP: waiting for the month to end


Just for fun: nothing planned

Update 24: Second week of October

Not much to report this week. I completed 1 game and won three games. And made some headway in a bunch of other games.

Highway Blossoms

Highway Blossoms

8/10
26.4 hours
20 of 20 achievements

Really nice VN. Loved it a lot, but some of the achievements are rather stupid, like the one where you have to let the game run for several hours (12h+) and wait for them to arrive somewhere (30min sevral times and 3h) or stop sleeping (8h). Not sure why they put something like that in the game.


green = PoP thanks enkabard & Cjcomplex for the picks
red = Challenge Me thanks stef for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
yellow = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

6%
7%
7%
78%
2%


Overall SG Wins Progress:
27%
17%
4%
48%
5%


Here are the games I'm currently working on. I'm working on completing American Truck Simulator and Purrfect Date. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 3 game this week and bought nothing. So that makes 3 new game and 1 completed, meaning a +2 for my backlog this week. And +2 overall for this month :)

SG wins:
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PAGYWOSG:

PoP:

Just for fun:

Update 23: First week of October

Not much to report this week. I completed 1 game and won one game. And made some headway in a bunch of other games.

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden

6/10
10.3 hours
20 of 20 achievements

It's an average HOG with a nice enough story and some great puzzles, but don't get me started on some of the translations. Now I had it several times that finding something in one of the HO scences was impossible since the translation was fucked up: scale, which either means "Waage" something you can weigh with (which was used as translation) and "(Fisch-)Schuppe" (scale of a fish, which was actually what they were looking for).
The second one was spring, which they translated as "Feder" (if I hear "Feder" I think of feather which belongs to a bird, so I clicked on the feather in the picture). What they meant was the spring in a machine.
Next one according to the translation I was looking for a "Fächer", what they meant was a fan, some kind of AC unit.
That got quiet annoying, but in the end every time I could not find something I would simpy look it up in a walkthrough since using the hint function would mean I would loose an achievement, since you are not allowed to use hints for two of them.


green = PoP thanks enkabard & Cjcomplex for the picks
red = Challenge Me thanks stef for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
yellow = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

6%
7%
6%
78%
2%


Overall SG Wins Progress:
28%
16%
4%
47%
5%


Here are the games I'm currently working on. I'm working on completing American Truck Simulator. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 1 game this week and bought nothing. So that makes 1 new game and 1 completed, meaning a +0 for my backlog this week. And +0 overall for this month :)

SG wins:
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PAGYWOSG:

PoP:

Just for fun:

Update 22: Forth week of September

September is over and this month my backlog did suffer a lot. In this last week I won 6 new games and bought a bunch of American Truck Simulator DLCs.

At least I was able to finish some of the long games :)

Tacoma

Tacoma

7/10
3.1 hours
12 of 12 achievements

I liked the game. It is a walking simulator, where you are tasked with finding out what happened on the station Tacoma through accessing the AI recordings of the crew. I really liked the story and all the characters. Can be completed in about 3h in one runthrough.

Mafia

Mafia

6/10
20.9 hours
no achievements

I liked the game. Though some levels are really hard to finish.

Pros:

  • nice story
  • a lot of different missions
  • characters are well developed
  • graphis were great for their time, city really detailed, you can differentiate between the different city districts

cons:

  • graphics have not aged well, so better use the HD mod for it
  • level design is sometimes really hard, too few automated save points in hard levels
  • AI is sometimes really stupid, like your allies running directly into tommy gun fire, instead of taking cover
  • your bullets do not hit, while the enemies bullets hit every time
BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds

BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds

6/10
7.9 hours
4 of 10 achievements

Played this one for the BLAEO monthly. Basically you have 4 different worlds with each 15 levels and you can get blue ribbons for completing challenges in each level. The challenges consist usually of just usuing one weapon/vigor to kill all or a certain type of enemy or finishing in a certain amount of time.

Some of those challenges are super hard to achieve, though it was fun. One thing I did not like is that if you loose one level you will automatically loose the blue ribbon for that level, even though you can start the level over again. And in order to get it you have to start over at level 1.

American Truck Simulator

American Truck Simulator

9/10
25.7 hours
11 of 58 achievements

I love the game. It is really relaxing to drive a truck all over America. I like it so much that I actually bought all non-cosmetic DLCs.

I put it as beaten after 20+h but I will definitly keep playing it to complete it.


green = PoP thanks enkabard & Cjcomplex for the picks
red = Challenge Me thanks stef for challenging me
blue = PAGYWOSG
grey = BLAEO monthly theme
yellow = completions

Overall Backlog Progress:

6%
7%
6%
78%
2%


Overall SG Wins Progress:
27%
17%
3%
49%
5%


Here are the games I'm currently working on. I'm working on completing American Truck Simulator. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 6 games this week and bought DLC's for American Truck Simulator, that I activated. So that makes 6 new games and 3 beaten, meaning a +3 for my backlog this week. And +24 overall for this month :( I need to play more games ^^

SG wins:
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PAGYWOSG:

PoP:

Just for fun: