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 37: January 13th to 19th or week of the trash games in honor of mouse

One more week gone and I have mostly played XCOM: Enemy unknown, which I greatly enjoy. Well and I cleared some trash games from my library, as in they are done and I do not have to look at them again. Ever. XD
Also I very much like the update to BLAEO, which means less games that I have to keep track on the side, since they now appear here.

And also someone that I won’t name here (I am talking about you, Queen of HOGs :P), seems to hate my backlog. I just provided them with a key they wanted and suddenly had 8 new ones myself O_O

Hentai Puzzle

Hentai Puzzle

1/10
0.8 hours
3053 of 3053 achievements

Not sure this should be called a game. It is basically 10 mosaic puzzles that all have the same solution and in the end of each level you are awarded 1 picture of an anime ass in panties or boobs. All rather tame.

Hentai Sokoban

Hentai Sokoban

1.5/10
0.7 hours
100 of 100 achievements

This at least was kinda challenging. 10 levels of you have to push the boxes on the right spots. Again some images of girls boobs and asses as a reward. Luckily only 100 achievements, so no waiting for hours until the achievements drop.

Lauren's Visit

Lauren's Visit

1/10
0.3 hours
100 of 100 achievements

Barely a VN. Basically it is about Lauren who visits you and your girlfriend. She has girl problems herself. All three of you end up in bed together. If you are looking for boobs though, you will be either highly amused or disappointed since you will only see pictures of semi naked girls with black bars over their breasts (looks like someone took a brush in paint and blacked them out).

New Girl

New Girl

3/10
4 hours
3161 of 3161 achievements

Actually an okay VN. Unfortunately it has way too many achievements that only pop once the game is through, which is when the game tends to crash. Had to reload more than 12 times to get all achievments :-/

Dad's co-worker

Dad's co-worker

1/10
4 hours
5000 of 5000 achievements

Not really a VN. Full of bad English and plot twist. Story not even 10 minutes long, but it takes 4h to get all the achievements. They only drop when you are actively in the game.

Half-Life 2

Cursed Sight

7/10
6.6 hours
9 of 9 achievements

A good but depressing VN. Only difference in endings is who dies and when.


Games I dropped since they do not properly work on my laptop, since they are quite old:
  • X-COM: Apocalypse

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • X-COM: Interceptor

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • X-COM: UFO Defense

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • X-COM: Terror from the Deep

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

I also finished all DLC's for Glass Masquerade. Yeah me! <-- And no Glass masquerade is no trash game.

This nearly concludes my excursion in the realm of trash games (only two more left for next week XD)

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

Overall Backlog Progress:

8.02% (67/835)
8.26% (69/835)
6.35% (53/835)
74.73% (624/835)
2.63% (22/835)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

19.87% (30/151)
18.54% (28/151)
1.99% (3/151)
56.95% (86/151)
2.65% (4/151)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 1 game in the last week and was gifted 8 and bought 1. So a total of 10 new games in the last week. Could have been worse :-/ And I've beaten/completed 6 games and put 4 on the won't play list (can't play them on the new machine sicne they are too old), so that makes a +0 for the last week and a +11 for this month.

SG wins: Gifts: thanks Queen Nin even though you seem to have a fetish for seeing my backlog cry
  • Sonya: The Great Adventure

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 31 achievements

  • Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death Collector’s Edition

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 8 achievements

  • The Last Dream: Developer's Edition

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Inbetween Land

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 27 achievements

  • House of 1000 Doors: Evil Inside

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • House of 1000 Doors: Serpent Flame

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements



Other keys, games and DLC's
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: none planned, since I plan on playing them all right now ;)

Just for fun:

Update 36: January 1st to 12th

Since I had to work the beginning of January (all through new year to be exact) I did not find the time to write a post last week. And I had next to nothing to write about. Well now I at least have beaten some games :D Though not really any relieve for my backlog :-/

Half-Life 2

Last Day of June

7/10
7.2 hours
21 of 21 achievements

Really liked the game. It's about loss and how people cope with it. How they are trying to debate: What if I had done something differently? You relive the last day of June over and over again, always trying to change something different to get a different outcome, but whatever you try, it always ends the same.

Things I liked:

  • visually beautiful
  • sad, but great story

Things i did not like:

  • Ran into a bug that let me start the game fine, but then when I saved and tried to start it the next day, it just crashed. Only way to get it fixed was to run the game in compatibility mode, but that did not let me load my save game any longer :( It's a known bug that was never fixed, so if you run a machine with win10 either play it in one sitting or use the compatibility mode from the start
  • it is not clear when the autosave points are, thus you can never be sure that your progress was saved and you might have to redo stuff over again, which brings me to my last point
  • there is no skip function which can get annoying with a lot of these cut scenes, especially if you have to watch certain scenes over and over again
Half-Life 2

Glass Masquerade

9/10
7.6 hours
32 of 32 achievements

Really love this game, thanks again Nin for gifting it to me for Christmas :D
The puzzles are sometimes really hard, but the glass panes are so beautiful to look at, that it really does not bother me at all. Some took me about 3 minutes, others 15.

Done all achievements of the game, hence the completed mark. Yet I still have all the DLC's to go through, but they do not have achievments.

Half-Life 2

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

7/10
10.3 hours
no achievements

It was an okay game, tough you could feel the age. Did not really love or hate it. Sometimes it was crazy hard. Rushed through to the end and skipped most of the non essential missions.

Half-Life 2

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus

7/10
25.3 hours
11 of 34 achievements

Finished the game with a bag ending (e.g. was killed by the end bosses, only managed to kill one), though I have enough save games to try again if I ever have the time. Had no problems with the tutorial or the first mission, but lost all after that. Unfortunately the tutorial does not really help you with the really important things like how to built up your fighters correctly, what the different things do properly, etc.
After loosing a bunch of missions I was really discouraged to play the game further. Than i restarted again the next day and used what I had learned to better choose my weapons and stuff. And low and behold I did not loose another mission. Though after over 20h I had enough and took the first chance to actually battle the end bosses. I think with another 10 missions under my belt my fighters would have been strong enough to actually win, but I did not want to put in the time. After all I do have to finish XCOM this month too ;)


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

Overall Backlog Progress:

7.19% (60/835)
8.62% (72/835)
6.23% (52/835)
75.93% (634/835)
2.04% (17/835)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

19.33% (29/150)
18.67% (28/150)
2.67% (4/150)
56.67% (85/150)
2.67% (4/150)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 9 games in the last two weeks (+1 that I won through a SG event in one of my groups) and was gifted 1 plus 11 DLC's and bought 3 and activated a free one. So a total of 15 new games in the last two weeks. Could have been worse :-/ And I've beaten/completed 4 games, so that makes a +11 for the last two weeks and a +11 for this month.

SG wins: Gifts: thanks Garandro

Other keys, games and DLC's + Pixel Puzzles Ultimate: Jigsaw Starter Kit consiting of the follwoing DLC's
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PA: none

PoP: none planned, since I plan on playing them all right now ;)

Just for fun:

Update 35: 2019 or A year in the life of my backlog

I really can't believe it. The year is over and a new decade begins. And my poor backlog is screaming (poor baby :( ).

In the last year I've beaten/completed 105 games, in 1392.5h. That's 13.26h per game on average.

I might have nearly doubled my backlog, but at the same time I played a lot of games, so that percentage wise I improved a lot.

For SG wins from 83,33% of unfinished or never touched wins to 58,13% (a 25,2% drop). And for the overall backlog from 98,01% of unfinished or never touched games to 82,58% (a 15,43% drop) (I am also counting the ones not recognized by BLAEO which is why the amount of games are slightly higher ;) ).

Current Progress January 2020

Overall Backlog Progress:

7.06% (58/821)
8.28% (68/821)
6.09% (50/821)
76.49% (628/821)
2.07% (17/821)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

19.86% (28/141)
19.15% (27/141)
2.13% (3/141)
56.03% (79/141)
2.84% (4/141)


Progress in January 2019

Overall Backlog Progress:

0.88% (4/453)
0.88% (4/453)
8.83% (40/453)
89.18% (404/453)
0.22% (1/453)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

8.33% (1/12)
8.33% (1/12)
75.00% (9/12)
8.33% (1/12)
In January I've beaten 1 game, completed 3 games and abandoned 1 game. So a total of 5 games in January 2019. I also spent significant time on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition (about 4h) and Majesty 2 (about 11h).
In February I've beaten 2 game, completed 5 games and abandoned 1 game. So a total of 8 games in February 2019.
In March I've beaten 4 games, completed 1 game and abandoned 1 game. So a total of 6 games in March 2019. I also spent significant time on Stories: The Path of Destinies (about 6h).
In April I've beaten 2 games, completed 0 games and abandoned 1 game. So a total of 3 games in April 2019. I also spent significant time on Yakuza 0 (over 40h) and Stories: The Path of Destinies (over 19h).
In May I've beaten 5 games, completed 7 games and abandoned 1 game. So a total of 13 games in May 2019. I also spent significant time on Puddle (over 9h), SeaBed (over 7h) and Starlight Drifter (over 9h).
In June I've beaten 5 games, completed 2 games and abandoned 1 game. So a total of 8 games in June 2019. I also spent significant time on Shadwen (over 19h). Stories: The Path of Destinies (over 3h) and 3 days: Zoo Mystery (1h).
In July I've beaten 5 games, completed 3 games and abandoned 0 game. So a total of 8 games in July 2019. I also spent significant time on Faerie Solitaire (over 18h), Faerie Solitaire Remastered (over 28h), LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes (over 2h) and Snake Pass (over 6h).
In August I've beaten 2 games, completed 14 games and abandoned 0 game. So a total of 16 games in August 2019. I also spent significant time on Vanquish (over 8h), Tooth and Tail (over 2h), Faerie Solitaire (over 2h) and Remember Me (over 2h).
In September I've beaten 5 games, completed 2 games and abandoned 0 game. So a total of 7 games in September 2019. I also spent significant time on American Truck Simulator (over 23h), Mafia (over 19h), Faerie Solitaire (over 9h) .
In October I've beaten 3 games, completed 4 games and abandoned 0 game. So a total of 7 games in October 2019. I also spent significant time on Purrfect Date (over 13h), Tales from the Borderlands (over 5h) and Cat Quest (over 9h).
In November I've beaten 11 games, completed 3 games and abandoned 0 game. So a total of 14 games in November 2019. I also spent significant time on Farm Together (over 60h), The Night of the Rabbit (over 4h) and Life is Strange: Before the Storm (over 3h).
In December I've beaten 3 games, completed 7 games and abandoned 0 game. So a total of 10 games in December 2019. I also spent significant time on Farm Together (over 14h), S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (over 8h) and The Adventure Pals (over 2h).

Update 34: Santa really does hate my backlog or the love/hate relationship with my friends

First off I have really great friends. Secondly, they do hate my backlog, some of them even said they wanted to make him cry more :(

Why do I say that? Well with wins and some games I activated myself and gifts I got 52 new games in December and 12 DLCs O_O

Can you hear my backlog screaming?

Well now on to the games I have beaten/completed in the last two weeks of December.

Half-Life 2

Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders

8/10
8.1 hours
42 of 50 achievements

Really liked the game. You felt immersed in the murder mystery. Some things I did not like were:

  • some of the puzzles just were annoying, since you could not really decern what to do or you clicked the correct part, but nothing happened
  • all the comparing of the letters written by the murderer got really annoying too, I mean if you could have compared more than the 3 letters it would have maybe fun, but having to compare the same characters over and over again…
Half-Life 2

Purrfect Date

7/10
33.4 hours
32 of 32 achievements

Completed the game. Actually reviewed it earlier. Liked the game, but completeing it was a pain in the ass, due to some of the achievements Not really happening without a guide. Make one wrong decision and you have to replay everything all over again.

Things I did not like:

  • no save games, e.g. you cannot save your progress at a certain stage, go further in the story and go back to that part again to get another achievment
  • no skip button, therefore you have to click through everything manually
Half-Life 2

Gardens Inc. 2: The Road to Fame

7/10
25.7 hours
no achievements

Nice time managment game. Nothing bad i can think about. Only completing it was kind of annoying. A whole shit ton of ingame achievments, but none on steam.

Half-Life 2

Serial Cleaner

7/10
21.6 hours
26 of 28 achievements

What can I say about this one. On one hand it is fun to do, on the other hand it is quite challenging and frustrating to clean 100% of the blood and do all the other objectives. Been killed/caught several times, when i had 99% of blood collected and was just missing this elusive 1%.

Overall a fun game, if you are not an achievment hunter.


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

Overall Backlog Progress:

7.06% (58/821)
8.28% (68/821)
6.09% (50/821)
76.49% (628/821)
2.07% (17/821)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

19.86% (28/141)
19.15% (27/141)
2.13% (3/141)
56.03% (79/141)
2.84% (4/141)


Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 22 games in the last two weeks and was gifted 7 plus 12 DLC's and activated 5 old keys. So a total of 34 new games O_O And I've beaten 3 games, so that makes a +31 for this week and a +43 for this month.

SG wins: Gifts: thanks Mistress thanks Queen Nin
  • Hitman: Blood Money

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • State of Decay: Year-One

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 72 achievements

  • Watch_Dogs

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Glass Masquerade

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • Glass Masquerade - Inceptions Puzzle Pack

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 0 achievements

  • Glass Masquerade - Halloween Puzzle Pack

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Glass Masquerade - Heritages Puzzle Pack

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements



Other keys, games and DLC's
  • Risen 2 - Dark Waters

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 49 achievements

  • Sacred 3

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 45 achievements

  • Rollers of the Realm

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 58 achievements

  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 58 achievements

  • Cities: Skylines - Content Creator Pack: European Suburbia

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 58 achievements

  • Cities: Skylines - Green Cities

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Cities: Skylines - Synthetic Dawn Radio

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Cities: Skylines - Industries

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Cities in Motion 2: European Cities

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Surviving Mars: Green Planet

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Surviving Mars: Space Race

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Surviving Mars: Project Laika

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PA: none

PoP: none planned, since I plan on playing them all right now ;)

BLAEO monthly:

Just for fun:

Update 33: Second week of December

December is already halfway over O_O Where does the time go? This week my backlog is screaming again. Too many wins and gifts and the Secret Santa did not help either, though I am very happy about that one :D

Blooming Nightshade

Blooming Nightshade

6/10
5.2 hours
15 of 15 achievements

Short (free) VN. You are a girl in high school and you live through 1 year of school, where you have the option to date/befriend 6 different girls, ending in a christmas party. It was a kinda cute dating sim. Though I found it funny that all girls at that school seem to be lesbians. Can't remember my all girls school to be like that.
The routes were different enough to be interesting for replays. Unfortunately some of the achievements seem to be broken.

missed messages.

missed messages.

8/10
0.8 hours
4 of 4 achievements

A VN with a message. It deals with suicide and how there are not always warning signs. And how maybe just listening to someone can make a difference.

Paths Taken

Paths Taken

4/10
6.3 hours
4 of 4 achievements

A (free) VN where you are playing either a young female or male aristocrat, who tries to find love. Even tough you can play as both male and female the text seems not ot be adusted accordingly. So my female char was called sir, the girlfriend was called a boyfriend and my char was called a gentleman several times in the game :-| Not sure if it is the same for a male char, since I only played as female.

Half-Life 2

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

9/10
12.8 hours
34 of 34 achievements

Liked this one more than the first one. Probably since there was no Max in it (well unless you count the bonus episode). I found it really interesting to see what happened before to get Max to where she was when Chloe came back. I also liked the relationship between Chloe and Rachel and am sad that we don't see more of her in LiS, since she was a cool character.


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:

7.12% (56/787)
8.39% (66/787)
6.48% (51/787)
75.86% (597/787)
2.16% (17/787)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

27.91% (36/129)
19.38% (25/129)
3.10% (4/129)
46.51% (60/129)
3.10% (4/129)


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 and was gifted 1. The Secret Santa left another 3 and I redeemed 3 myself. So a total of 12 new games O_O And I've beaten 4 games, so that makes a +8 for this week and a +12 for this month. Deponia was part of a pack and I already have the Complete Journey, which is why it is marked as won't play.

SG wins:
  • Cities: Skylines

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 104 achievements

  • Night Mysteries: The Amphora Prisoner

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Sniper Elite 4

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 85 achievements

  • Viking Saga: Epic Adventure

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Restaurant Empire II

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

Gifts: thanks FlowerBlossom

Secret Santa:

Other keys
Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me: none, won't have time for another one

PA: none

PoP:

BLAEO monthly:

Just for fun:

Update 32: First week of December

I can’t fathom that it is December already. Where has the year gone? Nothing much happened this week. Too much work, too few hours of sleep. Still managed to get a few gaming hours in.

Half-Life 2

Demon Hunter: Chronicles from Beyond

6.5/10
7.1 hours
22 of 28 achievements

Nice enough HOG. Suffers from having several object in the HOS that could be the one you are looking for and it is just plain luck, if you get the correct one on the first try. Some achievments are super easy and others are extremly punishing like the labyrinth one where you are not allowed to touch the walls while traversing a labyrinth. If you do, no achievement for you and since there are no savefiles here you will have to play the whole game again for your next try.

Another thing that annoyed me to no end, was that there were no instructions on what to do with the puzzles. You had to click the ? to get those, but it was pure luck that I found that out.

Alice in Stardom

Alice in Stardom

6/10
3.9 hours
6 of 6 achievements

Nice free VN. Nothing special, but nice enough that I actually read the story without thinking I was wasting my time.


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% (51/773)
8.54% (66/773)
6.73% (52/773)
76.20% (589/773)
1.94% (15/773)
Overall SG Wins Progress:

22.61% (26/115)
22.61% (26/115)
3.48% (4/115)
47.83% (55/115)
3.48% (4/115)


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 andwas gifted 1. So that makes 6 new games and 2 beaten/completed, meaning a +4 for my backlog this week. And a +4 overall for this month.

SG wins:
  • Samantha Swift and the Golden Touch

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Samantha Swift and the Hidden Roses of Athena

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Luxor 2 HD

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 40 achievements

Gifts:
  • Drift Streets Japan

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

Challenge Me:

PA: none

PoP:

Just for fun:

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: