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.

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).

What I want to achieve in 2023

  • get my SG win played percentage up to 65% (it took a nosedive during the holiday season again due to some crazy friends) at 59% atm
  • playing the same amount of games that I get
  • wrangle my backlog into submission and make him stop screaming 😱

Update 122: August 2023

How has August come and gone already D:

Half-Life 2

100 hidden hares

7/10
0.1 hours
100 of 100 achievements

Enjoyed the HOS. It's a nice short scene, wouldn't really call it a game.

Half-Life 2

100 hidden turtles

7/10
0.1 hours
100 of 100 achievements

Enjoyed the HOS. It's a nice short scene, wouldn't really call it a game.

Half-Life 2

100 hidden frogs 2

7/10
0.6 hours
100 of 100 achievements

Enjoyed the HOS. It's a nice short scene, wouldn't really call it a game. Had some problems with this one to find all the frogs -_-

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A TAVERN FOR TEA

6/10
0.8 hours
5 of 5 achievements

Was a nice little games, sadly the getting all different kinds of tea achievement is quiet annoying since it takes forever and you have to replay the short game over and over again

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A YEAR OF SPRINGS

8/10
4.5 hours
5 of 5 achievements

I quiet enjoyed this little gem. You are basically playing three different stories in the life of the three friends.

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A Kiss For The Petals - Remembering How We Met

7/10
4.4 hours
8 of 8 achievements

Cute little kinetic novel about how the two chars met, nothing overly sexual.

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Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

7/10
3.6 hours
9 of 9 achievements

Cute game about a little girl that takes pictures of the wildlife on the island and tries to help save the wildlife preserve by cleaning it up and doing some quests for the people in town.

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Poly Jigsaw: Predators

6/10
2.0 hours
100 of 100 achievements

Nice little puzzle game

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Poly Jigsaw: Birds

6/10
1.6 hours
100 of 100 achievements

Nice little puzzle game

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Poly Jigsaw: Animals

6/10
2.2 hours
100 of 100 achievements

Nice little puzzle game

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Cats in Time

7/10
7.7 hours
24 of 24 achievements

Cute puzzle game where you have to find fat, cute little cats by solving puzzles

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16bit Trader

4/10
2.7 hours
9 of 16 achievements

This game is called 16bit trader… but you shouldn't trade cause there is no money in it. Buy treasure maps, get yourself some workers and go into mines. That's how you get a lot of money.

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SEGA Bass Fishing

5/10
0.9 hours
2 of 12 achievements

Did the arcade mode. It is an okaish pretty old fishing game.

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A Building Full of Cats

7/10
1.4 hours
19 of 23 achievements

A cute HOG, can't for the life of me find the missing cats. Not sure if I am just blind or if it is a bug.

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Cat on a Diet

6.5/10
2.6 hours
21 of 30 achievements

A cute puzzle game, where you have to try to put the fat, little cat into the cookie jar.

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Gamedec - Definitive Edition

6/10
12.5 hours
27 of 53 achievements

This game doesn't fall into the RPG category. It lacks significant character development and genuine role-playing elements. You can unlock some "professions" in the skill tree, which occasionally lead to additional dialogue choices, but overall, this mechanic has minimal impact.

It doesn't fit the mold of a "detective" game either. The conclusions have little consequence, and you reach them by basically clicking on everything in sight.

The writing leaves much to be desired. The "choices" you make hardly influence the story's progression; the narrative keeps moving forward regardless of your actions. It's an okay game, but nothing to write home about.

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aMAZE St.Patrick

5.5/10
1.3 hours
100 of 100 achievements

A little maze game. Only annoying thing is that it wishes you a happy St. Patricks Day on conclusion of every level.

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Data mining 7

4.5/10
2.0 hours
100 of 100 achievements

I liked the games premise, but in later levels the difficulty ramps up quiet a bit and you have to hit every shot 100% for some of the levels to finish

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Jurassic Park: The Game

6.5/10
11.2 hours
51 of 51 achievements

The game, a classic from Telltale Games, offers a delightful nostalgic trip to the world of dinosaurs. However, it leans heavily on Quick-Time Events (QTEs), demanding precision.

The game excels in capturing the essence of the Jurassic Park universe, immersing players in a suspenseful story on Isla Nublar. It faithfully recreates the park's atmosphere and features impressive visuals and okaish voice acting, you can tell it's an older game.

Yet, the abundance of QTEs can frustrate players. Missing a prompt often leads to setbacks in the storyline or an untimely death and most achievements are for not dieing or 100% hitting all QTEs. Despite this, the game remains a worthy addition for fans, offering a memorable journey into the world of dinosaurs.

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A Short Hike

6.5/10
3.0 hours
4 of 12 achievements

A Short Hike is a heartwarming indie game that seamlessly combines adventure and puzzles. Playing as Claire, a bird, your goal is to reach Hawk Peak Provincial Park's summit. This indie gem boasts lovely pixel art, a tranquil soundtrack, and engaging puzzles that cater to all skill levels.

The game's open-ended design lets you explore at your own pace, with delightful diversions like fishing and treasure hunting. Despite its brevity, A Short Hike leaves a lasting impression as an artful, heartwarming gaming experience that's perfect for a cozy gaming session.

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Mortal Kombat X

7/10
9.3 hours
18 of 73 achievements

Mortal Kombat X successfully blends intense combat with a captivating storyline. This installment continues the saga 25 years after the previous game, delivering a narrative that unfolds through cinematic cutscenes and interactive elements, interspersed with intense fights.

What sets Mortal Kombat X apart is its character-driven storytelling, with each fighter possessing a unique and engaging backstory. This depth adds emotional investment to the game rarely seen in the fighting genre.

While the combat remains satisfyingly brutal and complex, it's the game's ability to deliver a substantial narrative experience that truly shines. Mortal Kombat X proves that fighting games can offer both thrilling battles and a compelling journey through a rich and immersive world.

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A Juggler's Tale

7/10
3.2 hours
18 of 18 achievements

It's a visually striking indie game that's a true gem. Set in a storybook world, it follows the journey of Abby, a marionette, as she seeks freedom from her strings. The game's unique gameplay mechanic allows you to manipulate the environment by controlling Abby's strings, adding a refreshing twist to the platformer genre. With its charming narrative and captivating art style.

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Quell

7/10
3.4 hours
35 of 35 achievements

It's a serene and contemplative puzzle game. With its minimalist design and ambient soundtrack, it encourages players to relax and engage their minds. The gameplay centers around sliding a raindrop through a maze of obstacles, requiring careful planning and logical thinking. The levels progressively challenge your problem-solving skills while immersing you in a tranquil atmosphere. I really enjoyed it.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

6/10
15.2 hours
21 of 56 achievements

Didn't really enjoy it as much as the other two entries. Crashes every time you try to tab out and you have to kill it via task manager. Also found the story line switching between now and the past rather confusing.

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Crossword City Chronicles

5.5/10
31.0 hours
30 of 30 achievements

The game presents engaging puzzles, perfect for honing your word skills. However, the experience is marred by numerous bugs, notably one that prevents progression without tabbing out of the current level to unlock the next part. This disrupts the flow and enjoyment of the game. If the technical issues are addressed, "Crossword City Chronicles" has the potential to be a great choice for word puzzle lovers, but until then, it falls short of its promise due to these persistent glitches.

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The Ascent

7/10
21.4 hours
34 of 66 achievements

It's a visually striking cyberpunk RPG. The dystopian setting is immersive with impressive detail. However, the keyboard and mouse controls often feel less than intuitive. This can hamper the overall experience for PC players. It got better once I decided to use a controller.



Overall Backlog Progress:-1,17% change to last times unfinished/never played games (59,68% unfinished games)

20.76% (310/1493)
17.95% (268/1493)
3.55% (53/1493)
56.13% (838/1493)
1.61% (24/1493)




Overall SG Wins Progress:-0,57% change to last times unfinished/never played games (42,36% unfinished games)

31.23% (188/602)
25.91% (156/602)
1.83% (11/602)
40.53% (244/602)
0.50% (3/602)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 22 games and got 2 gifted (thank you my crazy Italian friend) and I've beaten 26 games, so that makes a total of -2 for the month of August. My backlog is a little bit happy, but not really. I'm at +22 for this year now *hides quickly from my backlog*. Thank you iocaio for all the little fun games.

SG wins: Gifts from friends:
  • Honey, I Joined a Cult

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Color Splash: Dogs

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 100 achievements

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

PoP: thanks to PoeticKatana & Metalhead8489 for challenging me

Update 121: July 2023

My birthday came and went and my backlog is crying bitter tears again. So many new games, he’s getting really fat.

Half-Life 2

Murder by Numbers

8/10
24.3 hours
4 of 4 achievements

Really enjoyed this one. Had the right amount of puzzles and VN parts for me. And I absolutely adore the little robot.

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911: First Responders

6/10
9.2 hours
no achievements

Took a while to get this to run properly. It's the same game as Emergency 4. Gameplay could be better. Controls were not really good and I often had to click several times to send the firefighters to their places or it was hard to let them extinguish the right thing, because they just randomly extinguished something or went huge ways instead of extinguishing.

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Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series

8/10
12.6 hours
30 of 30 achievements

Really good entry in the Telltale series. With some surprising twists. Batman had to work very hard on his conscience. Alfred or Batman? Would you give up the mask?

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The Last of Us™ Part I

9.5/10
33.7 hours
no achievements

Played the DLC. It's about what happened to Ellie just before the base game and how she got bitten and what happened after Joel got shot. I loved it because it gives you an even better impression of what happened and how it all happened.

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Marble Duel

6/10
14.7 hours
18 of 19 achievements

I still think the difficulty ramps up too much in this game, but I finally got through it and banned it from my backlog

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aMAZE Lunar

6.5/10
1.4 hours
100 of 100 achievements

A cute little maze game where you have to pick up part of a dragon to unlock the end for each maze. I wouldn't recommend playing it in one sitting since then it can get quiet tedious for your writst.

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Eternal Threads

7.5/10
16.2 hours
10 of 10 achievements

I really enjoyed this game and fiddeling around with the different decisions and to see how they affect the outcome. Not really a fan of the ending though.

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Monkey Island 2: Special Edition

6.5/10
5.0 hours
9 of 12 achievements

Not really my type of game any longer. Guess I got to old to enjoy it properly.

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Fix My Hand Doc

3.5/10
0.2 hours
no achievements

Barely a game tbh. you got one set of hands with the same problems. Some of the remedies do not work properly or I am too dumb to figure them out. No tutorial given. You can only switch the portraits behind the hand. Could have been an okay game. Like this it is barely enjoyable.

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F.E.A.R.

7/10
10.3 hours
no achievements

Took me ages to figure out how to make it run since it would immediately crash upon opening.
Other than that and a few crashes while playing (mostly while tabbing out) the game actually ran smoothly and wasn't too bad for such an old game. Kinda looking forward to playing the rest. Though I found the nightmare scenes a bit confusing for the most part.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,01% change to last times unfinished/never played games (60,85% unfinished games)

19.99% (293/1466)
17.60% (258/1466)
3.41% (50/1466)
57.44% (842/1466)
1.57% (23/1466)




Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,02% change to last times unfinished/never played games (42,93% unfinished games)

31.03% (180/580)
25.52% (148/580)
1.72% (10/580)
41.21% (239/580)
0.52% (3/580)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 9 games and got 12 gifted (and a ton of DLC's thank you mouse) and I've beaten 9 games, so that makes a total of +12 for the month of June. My backlog is in a fit. I'm at +24 for this year now *hides quickly from my backlog*. Thank you Ninglor, Zelrune, moony, greatmastermario, cece, PV and Nosenses for the gifts and mouse for all the Cloring Pixel DLC's

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

PoP: thanks to PoeticKatana & Metalhead8489 for challenging me

Update 120: June 2023

Vacation is sadly done (well I still have a few days off, but I am home again). Was a lof of fun to meet all my friends though not a lot of time for games in the past two weeks. Oh well.

Half-Life 2

Tiny Tales: Heart of the Forest

8/10
5.2 hours
20 of 20 achievements

Nice HOG, puzzles are not to hard and the story is okay.

Half-Life 2

Sonic Generations

6/10
9.9 hours
28 of 49 achievements

The game itself is nice, the progression though is kinda unclear. Took me a while to understand that I had to do every level twice, once with the new sonic and once with the old one.

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The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna

6/10
4.2 hours
10 of 10 achievements

The game is very weird, in the middle you all of a sudden ride an elephant around the mountains… Also didn't really get the end.

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DARK

6/10
13.7 hours
19 of 31 achievements

Finally finished this game after over 6 years since I started it. Game was really hard in the beginning and got too easy towards the end when you had enough skillpoints available -_-

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Princess Farmer

6.5/10
8.3 hours
40 of 59 achievements

Nice match 3 games with variations. The story was a bit convolutet.

Half-Life 2

Trivia Vault: Mixed Trivia 2

5/10
0.6 hours
5000 of 5000 achievements

Basically an asset flip quiz game. Achievements unlock before even starting the game. Questions had a nice variety though.

Half-Life 2

Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 2

5/10
0.2 hours
5000 of 5000 achievements

Basically an asset flip quiz game. Achievements unlock before even starting the game. Questions had a nice variety though.

Half-Life 2

Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery

7/10
2.1 hours
16 of 19 achievements

Nice game, great visuals. Enjoyed it a lot.

Half-Life 2

The Last of Us™ Part I

9.5/10
28.5 hours
no achievements

What a great game. Visually pleasing, great story telling. You get invested in the story and the characters. Some parts can be tricky, but you want to get past them and try until you succeed. Can't wait to play the DLC and revisit the game to complete it.

Only thing that never really worked for me was triggering the jokes :(



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,27% change to last times unfinished/never played games (60,86% unfinished games)

19.85% (287/1446)
17.63% (255/1446)
3.60% (52/1446)
57.26% (828/1446)
1.66% (24/1446)




Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,33% change to last times unfinished/never played games (42,91% unfinished games)

30.82% (176/571)
25.57% (146/571)
1.93% (11/571)
40.98% (234/571)
0.70% (4/571)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
  • 911: First Responders

    4.6 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

I've won 12 games and got one gifted and I've beaten 9 games, so that makes a total of +3 for the month of June. My backlog is still crying. I am at +12 for this year. Guess I need to game more XD

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

PoP: thanks to PoeticKatana & Metalhead8489 for challenging me

Update 119: May 2023

Nearly time for my vacation yay also time still flies faster than I care for.

Half-Life 2

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD

7/10
15.2 hours
11 of 23 achievements

Liked the game, sometimes it wasn't that clear where to go and a lot of backtracking.

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100 hidden fish

6/10
0.1 hours
100 of 100 achievements

It's a hidden object scene with fish. Wouldn't really call it a game since it is so short. But I enjoyed it.

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Inbetween Land

6/10
3.7 hours
26 of 26 achievements

loved the game, but the hitboxes in the end of the game were aweful. Had to click all over to finally find where it would count.

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Castle of Illusion

8/10
4.3 hours
6 of 12 achievements

A cute platformer with Mickey Mouse, wasn't too difficult

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Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes

8/10
6.0 hours
20 of 73 achievements

Actually enjoyed this one. Though with all the chars this is would suck to complete.

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The Crown of Leaves

5/10
2 hours
5 of 33 achievements

Did not really understand the story and it is incomplete…

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Control Ultimate Edition

8/10
28.2 hours
38 of 67 achievements

Loved the game, story was a bit confusing. Wished I had found the god option earlier, so I did not have to replay so many boss fights because I was dying.

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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

6/10
5.4 hours
14 of 24 achievements

It's a decent fighter game, but sadly online play is dead. No games can be found, so only get it if you want to play against the computer or have some friends to play it with.

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Hard Reset Redux

7/10
9.7 hours
29 of 115 achievements

A decent FPS game. Nothing really special about it. Likes to break from time to time and I had a hard time starting it. The screen was warped.

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Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star

5/10
3.5 hours
7 of 13 achievements

I kinded got what the story was about, but I did not really like the game. A lot of waiting around until sth happens. And the gameplay feels weirdly fragmented.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,36% change to last times unfinished/never played games (61,13% unfinished games)

19.68% (282/1433)
17.52% (251/1433)
3.77% (54/1433)
57.36% (822/1433)
1.67% (24/1433)




Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,89% change to last times unfinished/never played games (42,58% unfinished games)

30.77% (172/559)
25.94% (145/559)
1.79% (10/559)
40.79% (228/559)
0.72% (4/559)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 12 games and got one gifted and I've beaten 10 games, so that makes a total of +3 for the month of May. My backlog is crying again. I am at +9 for this year.

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

PoP: thanks to mjy & Joe for challenging me
  • The Last of Us™ Part I

    2.4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Black Mesa

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 50 achievements



Update 118: April 2023

And another month gone, were does the time fly.

Half-Life 2

Maze Art: Pink

6.5/10
1.9 hours
100 of 100 achievements

An okay maze game, could have been shorter. After a while you've seen it all.

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Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing

7/10
3.4 hours
no achievements

Fun Mario Cart inspired racing game with Sega characters.

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Fantasy Quest Solitaire

7/10
9.5 hours
16 of 16 achievements

Nice Solitaire game. Some levels are quiet tricky.

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Hidden Memory - Neko's Life

6/10
0.8 hours
30 of 35 achievements

Game in itself was quiet nice, but the constantly changing rules made it tricky in parts.

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Monster Train

6/10
17.4 hours
18 of 53 achievements

Like the game, though it gets repetitve with time. Especially if you try to level up the clans.

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12 Labours of Hercules IV: Mother Nature

7/10
15.6 hours
15 of 22 achievements

Standard time management game. Liked it just like it's predecessors.

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Spellcaster University

7/10
11.0 hours
14 of 20 achievements

Fun card building game. Took a while until I understood what to do properly, but I enjoyed it.

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World of Zoo

6/10
3.0 hours
no achievements

Kinda like an clicker game with zoo animals. You have to take care of the animals by giving them the toys/food they want and otherwise clean them or click on them for pats.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,37% change to last times unfinished/never played games (61,49% unfinished games)

19.75% (280/1418)
17.14% (243/1418)
4.16% (59/1418)
57.33% (813/1418)
1.62% (23/1418)




Overall SG Wins Progress:-0,27% change to last times unfinished/never played games (41,69% unfinished games)

31.44% (172/547)
26.14% (143/547)
1.65% (9/547)
40.04% (219/547)
0.73% (4/547)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
  • The Last of Us™ Part I

    2.4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD

    0.8 hours playtime

    0 of 23 achievements

  • Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

I've won 6 games and I've beaten 8 games, so that makes a total of -2 for the month of April. My backlog is slightly smiling. I am at +6 for this year.

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

PoP: thanks to mjy & Joe for challenging me

Update 117: March 2023

How is it already April D:

Half-Life 2

Sumire

6.5/10
8.7 hours
24 of 24 achievements

Liked the story, but it takes too many playthroughs to get all the achievements without there being much more new content.

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Crazy Belts

5/10
3.5 hours
10 of 10 achievements

Would be a nice game if you could save. Since you can't you have to play it in one sitting or don't turn it off -_-

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Gal*Gun 2

6.5/10
8.3 hours
17 of 37 achievements

Rail shooter with boobs and ass

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

36.8 hours
28 of 52 achievements

Game was fun, but why is Geralt chasing every skirt and what do the women like about him shrug

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Luna's Fishing Garden

3.7 hours
14 of 14 achievements

A cute short "farming" game

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A Tale for Anna

6.5/10
6.4 hours
15 of 15 achievements

A cute, short puzzle/HOG game



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,09% change to last times unfinished/never played games (61,86% unfinished games)

19.67% (278/1413)
16.84% (238/1413)
4.18% (59/1413)
57.68% (815/1413)
1.63% (23/1413)




Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,18% change to last times unfinished/never played games (41,96% unfinished games)

31.61% (171/541)
25.69% (139/541)
1.66% (9/541)
40.30% (218/541)
0.74% (4/541)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 12 games, was gifted 1, got 1 free on steam and bought 1 and I've beaten 6 games, so that makes a total of +9 for the month of March. My backlog is in tears again. I am at +8 for this year.

SG wins: gift by aquatorrent, thank you <3 : free on steam:
  • Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-shot Adventure

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

bought for myself:
  • The Last of Us™ Part I

    2.4 hours playtime

    no achievements

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

PoP: thanks to mjy & Joe for challenging me

Update 116: February 2023

Why is this year going by so quickly?

Half-Life 2

Without Within 3

6/10
4.3 hours
5 of 5 achievements

okay VN

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Yesterday Origins

6/10
11.3 hours
33 of 36 achievements

broken mess of a game. with controller I could not make the inventory work, with mouse and keyboard the whole game was a pain in the ass. Cut scenes only sometimes worked, most of the time I got a black screen. Story was interesting enough.

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Neon Space 2

8/10
2.7 hours
15 of 17 achievements

Actually loved this one, but some levels were super hard or maybe I am just not good enough for these types of games.

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MMM: Murder Most Misfortunate

6.5/10
1.9 hours
6 of 6 achievements

Kinda quirky VN about a murder mystery. Liked it well enough

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Paperbark

9/10
2.8 hours
25 of 25 achievements

Super cute walking sim where you learn about wombats.

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Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia

4/10
0.9 hours
5000 of 5000 achievements

Not really mixed trivia, felt like at least 50% was very specific US sports questions.

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Last Knight: Rogue Rider Edition

7/10
2.8 hours
3 of 77 achievements

What a fun concept, loved the jousting part, not so much the platforming, just not good at it.

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Crazy Machines 1.5 Inventors Training Camp

7/10
3.1 hours
no achievements

A lot easier than some of the others in this series, sometimes instructions are not 100% clear.

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Forward to the Sky

6.5/10
2.3 hours
12 of 12 achievements

A short platformer, sometimes not the biggest fan of the camera.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition

8/10
35.1 hours
19 of 47 achievements

Was as much fun as I remembered. Some of the puzzles and camera angles could be improved.

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Resident Evil 4

6.5/10
17.9 hours
8 of 12 achievements

Finally able to play this one. Could have been better considering there was an update in the middle of me playing this which made the game no longer recognize the cloud saves -_- took me 4 hours to fix that one. Game was okay, you could see that it is kinda old, but that was to be expected.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,67% change to last times unfinished/never played games (61,95% unfinished games)

19.60% (274/1398)
16.81% (235/1398)
4.08% (57/1398)
57.87% (809/1398)
1.65% (23/1398)




Overall SG Wins Progress:-0,21% change to last times unfinished/never played games (41,78% unfinished games)

31.76% (168/529)
25.71% (136/529)
1.70% (9/529)
40.08% (212/529)
0.76% (4/529)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 5 games and I've beaten 11 games, so that makes a total of -6 for for the month of Februray. My backlog is happy again. I am at -1 for this year so far. so one more game beaten then added YAY.

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

PoP: thanks to Garandro & solublecrow for challenging me

Update 115: January 2023

How is it February already D: That month flew by. Manged to get a few games done.

Half-Life 2

GreedFall

7.5/10
67.7 hours
43 of 63 achievements

Liked the game but after a while the quests got repetitive. With a lot of traveling back and forth. Nice fast travel system, without it I would have probably given up. Combat wasn't the most intuative either. Doesn't help that you mostly fight endbosses.

Half-Life 2

Monster Prom

6/10
3.8 hours
13 of 52 achievements

Rather weird but fun dating sim. You basically go to a monster high school and try to get a prom date. It's fun for the first round or two, but gets repetitve fast.

Half-Life 2

Human Resource Machine

7/10
7.2 hours
11 of 16 achievements

Fun little programming game, some of the programs you had to come up with were rather involved.

Half-Life 2

Raji: An Ancient Epic

6/10
10.9 hours
19 of 21 achievements

The game/story is super interesting if you like to learn something about Indian culture/gods, but the boss battles are crazy, one of them took me literally 3h and that was on easy difficulty. According to the forum the difficulty has been ramped up a lot in an update and people are complaining about it. You learn all those fancy moves that you cannot use cause if you try you will just get insta killed.

Half-Life 2

Demonheart

6/10
22.1 hours
34 of 34 achievements

I do not really know how I feel about this one. It has a better story than most VN's I've read. The decisions are mostly for RPG reasons to get one of the 4 characteristics: good-evil, tactful-defiant that you need for achivements.

Half-Life 2

Demolish & Build 2018

6.5/10
26.8 hours
25 of 25 achievements

Liked it for the first 10h then it got crazy repetitve and having to look for 50 tons of scrap metal was just stupid grinding. Overall some of the cotrols could have been better, I sometimes got stuck with the vehicles cause the camera wouldn't move or the vehicles got stuck on something. Had to get out and respawn the vehicle -_-

Half-Life 2

Without Within 2

6.5/10
2.7 hours
6 of 6 achievements

Nice short VN



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,18% change to last times unfinished/never played games (62.62% unfinished games)

19.27% (268/1391)
16.46% (229/1391)
4.46% (62/1391)
58.16% (809/1391)
1.65% (23/1391)




Overall SG Wins Progress:-0,2% change to last times unfinished/never played games (41,99% unfinished games)

31.68% (166/524)
25.57% (134/524)
1.91% (10/524)
40.08% (210/524)
0.76% (4/524)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 3 games and was gifted 1 game and bought 8 games myself. And I've beaten 6 games, so that makes a total of +5 for for the month of January. My backlog is crying a little.

SG wins: Gifts:

by JennDjinn:

games I bought myself:
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

PoP: thanks to Garandro & solublecrow for challenging me

Update 114: 2022 is over welcome 2023

This year went over quickly. We are somehow getting back to normal while the pandemic is still going on, but most people seem to ignore it. And I am struggeling with my backlog. What else is new XD

In the last year I've completed 51 games and beaten 47 games. That's a total of 98 retired games, a few more than last year. And I finished some big games too, Like FF X/X-2. I also played a lot of Call of Duty Warzone with my friends (and when I say a lot we usually play at least 1-2h per day).

For SG wins I went from 43,6% of unfinished or never touched wins to 42,19% (a drop of 1,41%, was hoping for more but I got lucky and won a few WL GA's, so I can't be too mad). And for the overall backlog from 66.53% of unfinished or never touched games to 62.8% (a 3.73% drop, which is better than last year), It is progress, I guess. Since I've beaten/completed so many games I am not gonna list them all. Too much work XD

Progress January 2023

Overall Backlog Progress:

19.22% (265/1379)
16.32% (225/1379)
4.57% (63/1379)
58.23% (803/1379)
1.67% (23/1379)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

31.42% (164/522)
25.29% (132/522)
1.92% (10/522)
40.61% (212/522)
0.77% (4/522)


Current Progress January 2022

Overall Backlog Progress:

17.06% (210/1231)
14.54% (179/1231)
4.87% (60/1231)
61.66% (759/1231)
1.87% (23/1231)


Overall SG Wins Progress:

31.99% (135/422)
23.46% (99/422)
2.13% (9/422)
41.47% (175/422)
0.95% (4/422)

Update 113: December 2022

December was a catastrophy for my backlog as expected. He is now crying in a corner needing therapy. I have too many kind people in my friends group and I am drowning in games that I got gifted.

Half-Life 2

Heavy Rain

8/10
22.5 hours
56 of 56 achievements

Really loved the game, could have done fine without all the QTE. If you have not played it yet you should.

Half-Life 2

A Mortician's Tale

6.5/10
1.6 hours
3 of 3 achievements

Rather short game about a Mortician. You are prepping the bodies for burial. Should have been a bit more fleshed out.

Half-Life 2

Slash It Ultimate

7/10
8.7 hours
502 of 526 achievements

Love all the different modes, but some are really hard. Or maybe I am just too bad at it



Overall Backlog Progress:+0,83% change to last times unfinished/never played games (62.8% unfinished games)

19.22% (265/1379)
16.32% (225/1379)
4.57% (63/1379)
58.23% (803/1379)
1.67% (23/1379)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,34% change to last times unfinished/never played games (42,19% unfinished games)

31.42% (164/522)
25.29% (132/522)
1.92% (10/522)
40.61% (212/522)
0.77% (4/522)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 10 games and was gifted 27 games and 7 DLCs. And I've beaten 3 games, so that makes a total of +34 for for the month of December. My backlog is crying a lot. Currently I have activated 45 more games than I have beaten this year -_-

SG wins: Gifts:

by KuuleHain:

by adam1224 aka Clandestine Claus :

by Mousewithbeer:

by PV:

by cece:
  • Paperbark

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Coloring Pixel Advent 2

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Coloring Pixel Advent 3

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Coloring Pixel Cute Pack

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Coloring Pixel Insects pack

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Coloring Pixel Platformers

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Coloring Pixel Autumn pack

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 25 achievements



by Moony:

by Kakhi:
  • Monster Train: The Last Divinity DLC

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 63 achievements



by Toast:

by PolyHertz:
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

PoP: thanks to Garandro & solublecrow for challenging me