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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, 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. 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 16: Second week of August

Another week is already done and dusted and I have a little progress to report.

Games I’ve beaten this week:

7 Wonders: The Treasures of Seven

7 Wonders: The Treasures of Seven

9/10
11.7 hours
no achievements

I have now played a lot of the 7 Wonders games, but this is probably my favourite one so far. Each level consists of two stages. In the first stage you have to clear all the fields of your board of the underlying tiles. To do that you have to simply match 3 or more stones above them. Once you cleared everything, phase two will start. There will be new lines on the board and a cube will appear that needs to be brought to a certain taget. In order to do so you have to again match 3 or more stones to move the cube. Since the cube can only fall down you need to turn the whole board to the left or right in order to get it to the desired target. Of course like always there are special stones, that will get rid of a whole row or even more, that you'll get for breaking more then 4 stones, but that is the same in every match-3 game. These two phases made a real difference for me, since you had to think a lot about how you would get the cube to it's destination. I enjoyed it very much.

SeaBed

SeaBed

9/10
30.5 hours
14 of 14 achievements

I've played this one for the BLAEO challenge where you should play a previously unfinished game.

I really like this one. It's a kinetic novel dealing with loss/mental health issues.
This is what makes it quite problematic to follow the storyline in the beginning since the protagonist has hallucinations and jumps between past and present and hallucinations without any delay.
This will happen throughout the whole novel, so honestly I made a spreadsheet with all the different names and people and places. Who they were, if it was past or present or hallucination, because I think otherwise I would have lost the plot several times.

I can't really write more about it without giving away the plot, but I enjoyed it very much. Otherwise I would not have sat through 30h of it XD

I also started three more games this week. Reviews will follow next week :


And now on to my list of shame otherwise known as games that I have won/bought/was gifted:

Games I’ve won:

I’ve won the Supreme League of Patriots Season Pass which consists of the following games:


Games I’ve bought:

  • Dungeon Siege
    Dungeon Siege

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Dungeon Siege 2
    Dungeon Siege 2

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Dungeon Siege 3
    Dungeon Siege 3

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Tokyo Xanadu eX+
    Tokyo Xanadu eX+

    0.0 hours playtime

    0 of 55 achievements

  • Tomb Raider: Legend
    Tomb Raider: Legend

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Endless Legend
    Endless Legend

    0.0 hours playtime

    0 of 139 achievements


Games I was gifted:

  • Garfield Kart
    Garfield Kart

    0.0 hours playtime

    no achievements

Thank you Mistress :D


So that means that for this week I’ve beaten 2 games and have gotten 10 new ones, which means this week it’s a +8 for my backlog and overall for the first two weeks of August, it’s +7. I need to play more games or stop buying them O_o


Overall Backlog Progress:

4%
6%
8%
80%
2%

Overall SG Wins Progress:

24%
17%
5%
47%
7%

Update 15: First week of August

After the really long posts of the last few month I’ve decided to try my hand at the weekly format. Hopefully that will reduce the time needed to make these posts XD

Games that I’ve won/purchased/was gifted

I only won one game so far and no purchases:

Onto the games I’ve beaten/completed or have given up so far:

LUXOR: 5th Passage

LUXOR: 5th Passage

7/10
10.9 hours
no achievements

It is surely not the best Luxor game I played so far, but it is not the worst either. It was some nice fun for a few hours. Nice ingame achievments. Not sure why they are not brought to steam.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

8/10
11.8 hours
14 of 14 achievements

Really beautiful game. Quite disturbing in places. Only thing I did not really like was the fighting system. Especially the fights in the dark were not a favourite of mine. Could have done without that.
Not sure if I was asleep during the instructions, but I could not remember a single one and combat was not fun without knowing what to do and since you were dead after three hits there was not much room for experiments either.

Tooth and Tail

Tooth and Tail

5/10
3.3 hours
5 of 38 achievements

I gave up on this game for the foreseeable future. Did not get along with that game at all. You cannot command your troops to go anywhere. You have to actually run around in front of the enemy and wave your flag so that your troops attack. Did I mention that you cannot fight at all. Just not my kind of game ¯\(ツ)

Games I’m playing right now :

  • 7 Wonders: The Treasures of Seven
    7 Wonders: The Treasures of Seven

    0.2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Homefront
    Homefront

    3.6 hours playtime

    4 of 47 achievements

Overall Backlog Progress

4%
6%
8%
80%
2%

Overall SG Wins Progress

24%
18%
5%
45%
7%

So overall this means I’m -1 on my backlog journey so far.

Update 14: Games of July

Well during the first two weeks of July my niece and nephew were visiting me and we played some games together. My nephew is a great Lego and Star Wars fan so the first two game choices were easy.

Games I played with my nephew:

LEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga

LEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga

7/10
16.6 hours
no achievements

Played it in co-op with my 9-year-old nephew. Had a lot of fun doing so and was honestly schooled by my nephew for the first few levels since he played those on xbox already.

If you know the first 6 films you know what to expect story wise, so no surprises here.
Simply Star Wars just with Legos XD

Since I only had one controller my nephew got it since the controlls are far easier on controller than kb, which was left for me :-/
Keyboard controlls are hard, though a few times prefereable to the controller. Had to reconfigure the key settings to use both hands equally though.
What I did not particularly liked was the fact that there was only one screen. Playing co-op with a nine year-old can be rather challenging. You are trying to get to something valuable on the left side while he just wants to go through the door on the right… it might have got heated sometimes XD
Anyways it was lots of fun.

LEGO® STAR WARS™: The Force Awakens

LEGO® STAR WARS™: The Force Awakens

8/10
10.6 hours
20 of 69 achievements

Played it in co-op with my 9-year-old nephew. Had a lot of fun doing so. This one my nephew did not know, so we were on equal ground. Sometimes it was a bit difficult to see what we needed to do to get further but I simply googled it the few times we were completely stumped.

Controlls wise this was exactly the same as the last one and if you are going to play it I would suggest using a controller.

The one thing that I liked more here than in the other Lego Star wars one is the split screen. Only in certain areas you have one screen. Everywhere else each player gets half the screen. On the one hand this makes it far easier to play since each player can choose where ever they want to go, but on the other hand finding the other player when you need to can be hard.

Overall a nice experience and I'll have to complete the game some time. But for that I will probably need to replay the levels serveral times with different characters to get to everything.

LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes

LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes

n/n
2.2 hours
4 of 45 achievements

Played it in co-op with my 9-year-old nephew. Started playing this with my nephew on his last day here and we were not very far when he had to leave. Had to promise that I won't play it further without him. So far I like playing as Black Widdow or Captain America most.

Controlls are a bit different to the Lego Star Wars games, but not by much. Still would prefer controller over keyboard. and this one also has the split screen for co-op play.

A rating will follow once I've played more of it.

3 days: Zoo Mystery

3 days: Zoo Mystery

5/10
10.9 hours
no achievements

This one I played with my niece and my nephew or better said I let them play by themselves until about level 14/27. The story is so so. Your uncle, the zoo owner is traveling on buisness and someone stole some animals and you have to find them before the zoo inspectors come and close the zoo, because of the missing animals. So in order to stop that you have to solve some hidden object scenes or puzzles. It's not the first HOG I played but one of the hardest to find everything without any hints. Some of the things were nearly impossible to see, like something black in a black background or similar. The puzzles and other mini games in between were actually fun and a nice change in gameplay. But some were impossible to solve because of a missing puzzle pieces. Luckily you can play a hidden object scene instead.

Another negative is that you are having a lot of problems with double pictures and fragmantes of previous ones still there. Not sure how to describe that properly so here is a picutre. Luckily this is not in the ho scene, but still it is irritating. You can sometimes straighten them out by hovering over them with the mouse.

Games I played for PoP:

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

5/10
10.9 hours
17 of 40 achievements

Not a really big fan of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. Would have been probably better in multiplayer. Have the feeling that it was made for that. Some of the challenges were pretty hard all alone :(
I didn't really hate it, but I'm also not loving it.

Life Is Strange

Life Is Strange

9/10
17.4 hours
60 of 60 achievements

Really liked this game. So much so that i bought the pre-quel and LiS2 before being finished with the first one.

I liked the game, but not the ending. To say you can only save either Chloe or the city is rather stupid. Why not travel back, photograph Nathan with the gun and pull the alarm. This way you have proof of him with the gun. He can get exspelled and everyone can live happily ever after ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

By the way my true ending is Chloe, sorry Arkadia.

Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution

7/10
21.5 hours
31 of 47 achievements

Liked the game, both the sneaking around part and the reckless killings, well near the end I was not so much for stealth killings since they took too long. What I did not like, were the constant crashes without warning. Sometimes I had to load the game 4-5 times for it even to start properly, just so that it could run without any problems for hours on end. And then the next day it would crash after 10 minutes or 2 hours. And since you cannot really save in this game (only pre-determined spots that you first have to reach) this can mean that you might loose several hours of playtime.

Overall I probably played 4-5 hours more because of lost progress.

PAGYWOSG:

Armello

Armello

7/10
5.5 hours
14 of 50 achievements

An interesting board game. Reminded me a lot of the old RPG board games I played as a teen with my friends.
Only played it in single player, but I can imagine the fun will double when playing with friends.

Solitaire Club

Solitaire Club

6/10
6.7 hours
no achievements

A solid Solitaire game. Nothing fancy. Only had ingame achievements which I all earned. You can earn extra undos and extra cards to play in each game and save them up. You should since you will need them for the last few chapters, since the cards of your stack re only few. You earn in-game money which you can use to buy other card decks that you like better.

Faerie Solitaire Remastered

Faerie Solitaire Remastered

8/10
28.1 hours
25 of 30 achievements

First I played the remastered version since it was the newer of the two and promised better game mechanics. Really nice Solitaire game that I wholeheartedly can recommend. Only thing I did not like are the egg and the material drop rates. I've played nearly 30 hours, but I'm still missing eggs. And let's not talk about the materials that you need for evoling the pets. Will have to play more of it in the future to get the final achievements.

Faerie Solitaire

Faerie Solitaire

8/10
18.4 hours
27 of 30 achievements

Then I played the first version since this was what I actually won on SG. Even the first version was nice Solitaire game that I wholeheartedly can recommend. Only thing I did not like are the material drop rates (they somehow fixed the egg drop rates or I was just simply pretty darn lucky). Only played about 18h of it and have all my eggs, but am still missing a lot of materials. Will have to play more of it in the future to get the final achievements.

And two games I have not yet finished or completed :

Still need to finish 7 more levels of Shadwen in a kill-em-all playthrough. And am only half way through Snake Pass. Lost the patience for that one.

July was also not a good month for my backlog. If I’m not mistaken I bought/won/was gifted 31 new games in July plus some DLC’s and have beaten/completed 10 games. That means +21 for my backlog ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Overall Backlog Progress

4%
7%
7%
80%
2%

Overall SG Wins Progress

20%
19%
4%
50%
7%

Update 13: what I bought in July 2019 or I totally forgot to make this post two weeks ago

I played 13 different games this month and completed/beaten 10 of them (1 was already beaten and I just progressed a bit more into completing the game). So not too bad on that front (review for those games will follow in a few days). But since there was more time for steam sale and then for green man gaming summer sale I more or less extended my backlog some more.

SG wins:

  • Beholder 2
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • The Evil Within
  • Ys Origin
  • For The King
  • American Truck Simulator
  • Luxor: 5th Passage
  • FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster (Win from Quality Giveaway summer event)

Humble/Greenman Gaming/Fanatical Purchases:

  • Railway Empire
  • Surviving Mars
  • Edge of Twilight - Return to Glory
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Pinball FX3 & Pinball FX3 - Star Wars™ Pinball & Pinball FX3 - Star Wars™ Pinball: Heroes Within & Pinball FX3 - Star Wars™ Pinball: The Force Awakens Pack
  • There Came an Echo
  • Gas Guzzlers Extreme
  • GRID Autosport
  • Life is Strange 2 Complete Season Post-Launch (ROW Key)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe Edition (Post-Launch)

Gifts from friends:

  • Prey + Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack, thank you Kodeta
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, thank you MouseWithBeer

Steam purchases before and during sale:

  • Resident Evil / Biohazard Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • The Whispered World Special Edition
  • LEGO Indiana Jones
  • Lego Indy 2
  • Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Season Pass
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection
  • RESIDENT EVIL 2 / BIOHAZARD RE:2 Standard Edition

So if I’m not mistaken I bought/won/was gifted 31 new games in July plus some DLC’s. That means +21 for my backlog ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Overall Backlog Progress

4%
7%
7%
80%
2%

Overall SG Wins Progress

20%
19%
4%
50%
7%

Update 12: June 2019 or I hate myself for caving and buying too many new games from steam summer sale

I played 11 different games this month and completed/beaten 10 of them. So not too shabby on that front. And then the steam sale happened and I bought a lot of games, were gifted some by friends, activated some old ones and won some on SG.

So out of a good position I managed to actually extend my backlog 🙈. So here goes my complete list of shame :

SG wins:

  • Snake Pass
  • Homeworld Remastered Collection
  • Mafia
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

Old activated keys:

  • Jurassic Park
  • Sam and Max. Devil’s Playhouse
  • Tales of the Borderlands

Gifts from friends:

  • Niche - a genetics survival game
  • Deep Space Anomaly
  • Sparkle 2

Steam purchases before and during sale:

  • Heretic Kingdoms: Shadows
  • Handsome Jack Collection
  • 911 Operator - Special Resources (baught all other DLC’s during sale)
  • Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
  • Kabounce Limited Free Promotional Package - Jun 2019
  • Faerie Solitaire Harvest
  • Tales of Symphonia
  • Chef Solitaire: USA
  • Railroad Tycoon Collection
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • The Slater

So if I’m not mistaken I bought/won/was gifted 21 new games in June plus some DLC’s. That means +11 for my backlog ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Well on to the games I’ve played last month:

Stories: The Path of Destinies

Stories: The Path of Destinies

8/10
28.6 hours
37 of 37 achievements

I did it. I finally completed this one. To get the last achievement was such a pain in the ***. I don't know why they need to make it extra difficult to complete games. It only took me several hours of repeatedly playing the same level again and again to finally get there.
Overall I loved the game, just that last achievement was :-/

Starlight Drifter

Starlight Drifter

8/10
15.1 hours
44 of 44 achievements
Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

6/10
6.5 hours
5 of 12 achievements

Game was okay. But nothing more. Found the having to "light" the enemy up before shooting them annoying after a while. And the game got repetetive quick.

Bastion

Bastion

7/10
9.0 hours
9 of 24 achievements

Liked the game. Nice story though gameplay was mostly button mashing. You can choose from a host of different weapons, but no combo attacks. It's a pretty basic hack'n'slash.

Owlboy

Owlboy

7/10
17.2 hours
5 of 12 achievements

Liked the game, but gameplay was hard sometimes. The controls make the game harder than it needs to be. But in the end it is just a lot of learning how the bosses move to finally beat it. I think the only real tips I can give you is learn the boss patterns and learn to dodge their attacks. It might be tedious, but after a while you improve. And if it is not working at all maybe watch a YouTube video or two. It not always helped me when I was stuck but it gave me some ideas how to dodge. And sometimes that’s all you need. That and a lot of patience.

天使帝國四《Empire of Angels IV》

天使帝國四《Empire of Angels IV》

4/10
21.7 hours
0 of 35 achievements

Somewhat cute, but hella grindy. Finally gave up after over 20h. I have better things to do with my time.

Puddle

Puddle

7/10
10.7 hours
12 of 23 achievements

Liked the games general idea. Some levels were rather hard to finish, but it was overall really nice. Also had some problems with starting the game. Every time I tried to start it in my native resolution the game became unplayable since the whole game was moved to the side and you could not reach any button. Had to kill the game via taskmanager since nothing else worked. Had to choose lower resolution or needed to play in windowed mode for it to work properly.

Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series

Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series

9/10
16.1 hours
48 of 48 achievements

Really liked the game. So far I've only played one other telltale game (The Walking Dead) and I like this one better. It feels really like a story from GoT that could have happened. But if you know GoT, you know there is not likely a happy end to it.

Shadwen

Shadwen

7/10
19.1 hours
39 of 48 achievements

Liked the game. My first playthrough was non-violent, which was a pain in the a**, I mean after all you are playing an assassin ^_^
Not really sure about the plot to be honest. It was never really explained why the assassin is going after the king. You've got bits and pieces from the gurads conversations, if you kept them alive long enough, but never really the whole picture.
I started a kill-them-all playthrough, but have not completed the game yet (to get all the achievements).

Dishonored

Dishonored

8/10
20.7 hours
23 of 80 achievements

Liked the game. Took me a while to get familiar with the controls, but then I really liked the range of different weapons to choose from.

Overall Backlog Progress

4%
6%
8%
81%
2%

Overall SG Wins Progress

22%
17%
4%
48%
9%

Update 11: Purchases and wins since last update

Purchases:

I also purchased the Handsome Jack Collection for under 3€ to finally complete my Borderlands 2 collection. And activated 911 Operator - Special Resources a DLC to a game I previously quite enjoyed. Need to pick it up again.

SG Wins:

So that makes 6 new games since the last new games update and I’ve already beaten/completed/abandoned 7 games this month, so that leaves me right now at -1 and the month is only halfway through happy dance

Overall backlog :

4%
6%
8%
81%
2%

SG win backlog:

23%
18%
2%
48%
9%

Update 10: May 2019 or I really hate myself for playing so much this month

This month I actually played 16 different games and finished most of them, yeah me!
I will sort the games according to the events I participated in:

PAGYWOSG:

Silence

Silence

8/10
6.8 hours
35 of 46 achievements

What a fun little game. I really loved the caterpillar. A great if rather sad story about life and death. The story is really well told, great voice actors, especially the little girl. And the graphics are also really nice. The riddles are not too hard, so everyone should be able to finish it. I can totally recommend it :)

ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ Premium Edition

ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ Premium Edition

7.5/10
17.1 hours
31 of 58 achievements

I would give it a 7.5/10. It's a nice enough story (sometimes a bit predictable) , graphics are good. Game play is good, if you like that sort of game. Your main character uses a staff to fight a bunch of different mechs in close combat and can also use that same staff as a long range weapon by firing projectiles/stun shots with it. As you traverse through the levels your main character parkours through the level, though you cannot fall anywhere since he can only jump at certain point where he will land savely, it is quite fun. Sometimes you have to go help the secondary character, which can be a hassel since you have to throw her to a certain upper level or further away point, which is not clearly indicated and you have to run around a bit and smash buttons for it to work.
You can "customize" your main character by earning/collecting tech globes and giving them to your secondary character for skill upgrades (weapon/fight/shield/health).
In about the last third of the game you meet a third character which will also join your little troupe by the name of Pigsy. He is a small, rotund man who only owns some long range weapons (he's the character for the DLC). He "helps" you until the end of the game.
Then we come to the DLC. The idea is nice. You see some episode of what happened before the main characters arrive. But here we come to the big problem in my opinion. Pigsy is a character for long range weapon use only (with little to no health, two hits insta death) in a world that is made for either stealthily trying to avoid enemies (not really possible with that character and its limitations) or close quarter combat (which he cannot do). Which means you die a lot. Which can get quite annoying really fast, since there is no possibility to save your progress, it gets automatically saved at some checkpoints that are not actually shown beforehand.

So I would suggest, get the game, avoid the DLC.

By the way I played the game with a controller. Not sure how it would play itself with mouse and keyboard.

The Little Acre

The Little Acre

8/10
3.4 hours
27 of 27 achievements

Another cute point'n'click adventure that I really liked. Same as for Silence I liked the story and graphics a lot. Small tip if you want to 100% it, follow a walkthrough if you just want to play it once, since one of the achievements is that you complete the game in under 1h. If you need to check something just hit pause and the timer will pause.

Steel Rats

Steel Rats

6.5/10
9.0 hours
21 of 46 achievements

On the one hand I really liked it. It reminded me of my youth and Motocross Maniacs, that I played endless hours on my gameboy (don't judge me I'm old), it played like it just in colour and with enemies. But then I crashed through a barrier and could not advance any more because I had not cleared the original target and I had to reload the game. This happened several times.
Also on some stages you get insta killed by the bosses or you drop down in some gap and die :-/ And don't get me started on accidentily flipping over and dying, when activating some switch without tapping any button except the ones to activate the flipping switch. Or the god damned ramps and flipping/jumping from one to the other.

Actually this is where I gave up. After several hours of trying to jump from one ramp to the next in one of the last levels I just had it. The special skills you needed to make the jump only worked every once in a while and never when I needed them :(

Puddle

Puddle

7/10
10.7 hours
12 of 23 achievements

Nice little game with interesting game physics. Unfortunatley my natural screen resolution is 1980x1080 and for the life of me I could not get the game to run on that resolution. The whole screen was off, even though according to the settings it should work. it was so bad that I could not even start the game since the whole screen was somehow moved and was blocking the button. I had to kill the programm to get out.
Set it to a different resolution and the problem went away.

Didn't finish the game in May (played a bit more in June and am at the last level, but stuck because the physics are totally reversed for the last level).

Challenge me until May 15th

Contrast

Contrast

9/10
4.7 hours
22 of 22 achievements

Game with a really nice atmosphere and really interesting gameplay. The shadow parts are an interesting change from normal game play, but sometimes it gets really annoying, because the riddles are sometimes a bit hard, mostly due to having to figure out how to place stuff correctly, so that you can use the shadows and you can miss some things without a walkthrough if you are going for 100%

12 Labours of Hercules III: Girl Power

12 Labours of Hercules III: Girl Power

7/10
12.4 hours
20 of 22 achievements

Nice addition to the series. First time I ever got stuck on levels. A bit stupid that you can get stuck and the game does not notice it by ending the game.

What changed to the previous ones: Now you have the possibility to get big caches of food and other stuff. And your char needs to water the plants first before you can get any fruits.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

6/10
10.8 hours
17 of 17 achievements

It’s official, I still hate QTE and this game is full of it. Had to switch back to the older version because in the newer version a lot of times the QTE commands were not recognized so you failed the tests :(

Overall the gameplay and story was interesting, but the QTE's were really annoying. If you hate QTE like me, it might not be the best game for you.

Challenge me until June 15th

Negligee

Negligee

6/10
6.0 hours
17 of 17 achievements

It's a VN that plays in a lingere shop. You are looking for a new employee since your boss just suddenly quit on you. A lot of girls in lingerie. Not much more to see.

PoP

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2

6.5/10
8.4 hours
18 of 38 achievements

Pretty basic sniper game. Kind of fun, sometimes the controls do not work a hundred procent.

RAGE

RAGE

7/10
19.2 hours
21 of 60 achievements

Fun game. Kind of reminded me of Borderlands 2, which I recently played too, but only in the regard that you drive around in a car/buggie and that you shoot stuff. Liked the different weapon choices a lot, though after a while I only used the sniper rifle and the shoutgun.mNot much else to say about it.

Golden Month: Monthly Theme

BAD END

BAD END

6.5/10
3.1 hours
14 of 14 achievements

VN is okay. Should probably be renamed "100 different ways to die" for all the different ways the protagonist dies in all the bad ends.

Strawberry Vinegar

Strawberry Vinegar

7.5/10
7.1 hours
28 of 28 achievements

Cute little VN. I got hungry reading it. Though I'm not sure what to think about a couple of 9 year olds (demon or not) in love ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Galaxy Girls

Galaxy Girls

6/10
11.2 hours
23 of 23 achievements

A bunch of girls on a star ship, most of them abducted from their previous life with no way back. During the game they decide to get mostly nacked several times.
One of the things I did not particularly likes was that sometime what was said and what was shown were complete oposites. Stuff like people were upset and the picture was of a smiling person.
Overall it was ok.

SeaBed

SeaBed

8.5/10
7.5 hours
1 of 14 achievements

I really like this one, though I'm not even halfway through. It's a kinetic novel dealing with loss/mental health issues.
This is what makes it quite problematic to follow the storyline in the beginning since the protagonist has hallucinations and jumps between past and present and hallucinations without any delay.
Also it is a game with the longest prologue I've ever seen. Reached the prologues end at around 5 h of constant reading.

Starlight Drifter

Starlight Drifter

8/10
15.1 hours
44 of 44 achievements

I really liked this one. Did not finish it in May, but finished it a few days ago. You can choose to play either as male or female (you have to do both if you want to 100% as far as I know) and you have a lot more choices to make than in a normal VN, for example you can explore the space ship or choose to fly somewhere with it to visit planets, other ships etc.

With only 6 new additions in May and 13 games either beaten/completed or abandoned, that leaves my backlog happy. Meaning -7

makes happy dance

SG wins

21%
19%
5%
47%
9%

Overall backlog

3%
5%
8%
81%
2%

Update 9: Purchases since last update

This will be a rather short update. I did not purchase anything since the last update. I just was gifted 1 game and won 2 others on SG.

Gift:

SG wins:

So that would be a +3 on my library. But at the same time I already finished a bunch of games. Beaten 4 games and completed 5 others. And I’m on my way to complete two more.

So that means so far I’m at -6 for this month so far. Yeah me! First time that I actually make a dent in my games.

Update 8 : Games I played in April 2019

Hacknet

Hacknet

6/10
9.3 hours
9 of 11 achievements

Okay game. If you like to remember commands and typing them in really fast, got a bit repetitive in the end. Not sure how to describe it.

Observer

Observer

4/10
4.7 hours
2 of 19 achievements

Not my kind of game. Too many constantly flashing lights in the nightmare scenes for my taste. Could not finish the game.

Stories: The Path of Destinies

Stories: The Path of Destinies

9/10
25.5 hours
36 of 37 achievements

What can I say about this one… It’s a bit like the movie groundhog day, but a lot of fun. Beaten all stories. Last achievement though is a pain in the ***. You have to learn every possible skill in all levels. Problem: you only get 1 skill point for each level and by the end of the story you are at least 7-10 levels short. Each level needs about 30k exp. The max exp you can get for a level is about 10k if you hit the correct combos and you have to replay the same 5-10min of the game over and over again for several hours. Other than the grinding for the last achievement I really liked the game. Still missing the last achievement. Need another 4 levels, but have not found the time yet.

Battle Chef Brigade

Battle Chef Brigade

9/10
12.2 hours
11 of 25 achievements

Great game. Played through it in a day. It's basically a gem matching game, with puzzle and fighter elements. Your char tries to enter the Battle Chef Brigade. In order to do so you have to challenge other chefs to battles. You have to use ingredients that you get by killing monsters and then cooking them up into a dish (that's the gem matching part) that the judges will enjoy better than your opponents.
The game also has a really nice story. I enjoyed it a lot.

Yakuza 0

Yakuza 0

10/10
47.1 hours
23 of 55 achievements

Wow. What a game. Nearly 50 hours in and I'm only in chapter 8. Well I kind of get lost in the side missions and mini games. I will definitely play more of it this month.

So I played 5 games in April of which I finished 3, abandoned 1 and am still playing the last one.

Unfortunately my backlog grew quite a bit. Again…I activated a bunch of old keys, won some GA’s and was gifted two games by really nice people (thank you Iocaio and Oppenh4imer).

old activated keys

SG wins since last update

Gifts

Thanks Oppenh4imer :)

Thanks Iocaio :)

Update 7: Wins and purchases since last Update

Wins :

Purchases:

And the Tropico Trilogy, which consists off Tropico 1-3 to finish my Tropico collection.

So far I’ve beaten 3 games (Stories: The Path of Destinies (still working on that last achievement), Hacknet and Battle Chef Brigade) and abondoned 1 game, Observer, which is definetly not for people with a seisure disorder. Too many flashing lights in the “nightmare/mind” scenes for my taste.

Right now I’m playing Yakuza 0. 10 hours in and I enjoy myself a lot :)