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 2021

  • get my SG win played percentage up to 60% (it took a nosedive during the holiday season again due to some crazy friends) at 58% atm
  • wrangle my backlog into submission and make him stop screaming 😱

Update 96: October 1st to 17th

Where has the time gone. How is it already nearly the end of 2021 D:
Well October started kinda so-so. Added a few more games to my backlog, but then I am nearly finished with Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

Half-Life 2

Bright Memory

7/10
3.6 hours
8 of 12 achievements

Liked the game after I got used to the controlls. Unfortunately you cannot change the key bindings and it is rather short game, but looks rather good for a one man project.

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There Came an Echo

7/10
4.9 hours
13 of 16 achievements

Quiet enjoyed this game. Though using voice commands was something I had to get used to at first and they do not always work, which can be frustrating at times.

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100 hidden mushrooms

6.5/10
0.5 hours
100 of 100 achievements

Very short HOG. Took me ages to find that last mushroom.

Half-Life 2

100 hidden eternals

7/10
0.2 hours
100 of 100 achievements

Very short HOG. Loved every minute of it though. This one has some little puzzles in it to get all the eternals.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,15% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67% unfinished games)

16.79% (197/1173)
14.24% (167/1173)
4.94% (58/1173)
62.06% (728/1173)
1.96% (23/1173)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,23% change to last times unfinished/never played games (44,5% unfinished games)

31.71% (124/391)
22.76% (89/391)
2.30% (9/391)
42.20% (165/391)
1.02% (4/391)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 7 games. And I've beaten 4 games, so that makes a total of +3 for the timeframe and a total of +3 for the month of October.

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

BLAEO Monthly: nothing chosen yet
PoP: thanks to leniu & Thexder0 for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :

Update 95: September

Well this month looked good for most of it and then I won too many games… So 6 more this month than I have beaten . Though I made a lot of progress in Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Only have about half of ME 3 left.

Half-Life 2

Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

7.5/10
4.4 hours
25 of 30 achievements

This is a fun little puzzle game. I enjoyed it a lot. The puzzles are not too hard, though I would have liked some tips for some of the achievments.

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Pinball Lockdown

6/10
1.1 hours
13 of 31 achievements

A nice pinball game, achievements could be better explained. Some of the ramps seem nearly impossible to be reached on purpose.

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BioShock Remastered

8/10
21.5 hours
34 of 65 achievements

I really liked this game, even though it is a bug ridden mess. I probably lost about 8 h of gameplay due to a save game bug. Basically the game crashed nearly every time I tried to save it -_-

Other than that I really enjoyed it. Found the story interesting enough, but it is mostly told through collectible diaries, so if you miss a lot you miss most of the plot. Liked the plasmid system, since it gave you a lot of different ways to play the game.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,01% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67,15% unfinished games)

16.72% (195/1166)
14.15% (165/1166)
4.89% (57/1166)
62.26% (726/1166)
1.97% (23/1166)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,54% change to last times unfinished/never played games (44,27% unfinished games)

31.77% (122/384)
22.92% (88/384)
2.08% (8/384)
42.19% (162/384)
1.04% (4/384)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 7 games, got 1 gifted and bought 1 myself. And I've beaten 3 games, so that makes a total of +6 for the month of September. Could have been better -_-

SG wins:

Gift from cece09:

Games I bought myself:

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly: nothing chosen yet
PoP: thanks to leniu & Thexder0 for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :

Update 94: August 9th to 31st

Have beaten 1 more game then I added to my library this months. This is a win. Wohoo.

Half-Life 2

Sakura Gamer

6,5/10
6.0 hours
8 of 8 achievements

Funny VN about making a VN, story was actually quiet good for a Sakura game.

Half-Life 2

Redeemer

7,5/10
12 hours
31 of 40 achievements

Really had some fun with this one. Can get a bit grindy towards the end.

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The Secret Order 8: Return to the Buried Kingdom

7/10
5.5 hours
32 of 32 achievements

An okay ending to this HOG series. Story is kinda weak, but that's nothing new in HOGs.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,17% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67,16% unfinished games)

16.85% (195/1157)
14.00% (162/1157)
4.93% (57/1157)
62.23% (720/1157)
1.99% (23/1157)


Overall SG Wins Progress:-0,51% change to last times unfinished/never played games (43,73% unfinished games)

32.53% (122/375)
22.67% (85/375)
2.13% (8/375)
41.60% (156/375)
1.07% (4/375)
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 I've beaten 3 games, so that makes a total of 0 for this timeframe and -1 for the month of August.

SG wins:



Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly: nothing chosen yet
PoP: thanks to Grumbler & Garandro for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: : doing PoP games


Update 93: August 1st to 8th

August starts better than July. Currently have beaten 1 more game then I added to my library.

Half-Life 2

Endless Fables 4: Shadow Within

7/10
5.4 hours
30 of 30 achievements

Basic HOG, story is a bit weird, but then again that's standard HOG fare.

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The Secret Order 7: Shadow Breach

7/10
5.4 hours
32 of 32 achievements

Basic HOG, had fun for a bit. Story a bit confusing.

Half-Life 2

HANAMI

7/10
2.7 hours
no achievements

A puzzle game with 5 girls in 5 different diffulties. You could sort out the edge pieces which helped a lot.

Half-Life 2

Crew 167: The Grand Block Odyssey

6.5/10
13.6 hours
11 of 20 achievements

An okay (sokoban) puzzle game, gets really difficult really quickly. Took me way longer than it should have.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,27% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67,33% unfinished games)

16.72% (193/1154)
13.95% (161/1154)
4.85% (56/1154)
62.48% (721/1154)
1.99% (23/1154)


Overall SG Wins Progress:-0,62% change to last times unfinished/never played games (44,24% unfinished games)

32.17% (120/373)
22.52% (84/373)
1.88% (7/373)
42.36% (158/373)
1.07% (4/373)
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 I've beaten 4 games, so that makes a total of -1 for this timeframe and -1 for the month of August.

SG wins:



Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly: nothing chosen yet
PoP: thanks to Grumbler & Garandro for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :

Update 92: July

July was a bad month for my backlog. I got far more games then I played, partly due to my birthday O_o
Guess I need to play more games in the new month.

Half-Life 2

Path of Giants

9/10
6.4 hours
17 of 17 achievements

Really liked this game. The puzzles were not too hard and not too easy. Had a lot of fun with them. Only thing that was a bit annoying was the search for the vases as some of them were hidden in the background.

Half-Life 2

Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek

6/10
8.4 hours
11 of 11 achievements

It's an okay HOG, considering how old it is, it is good.
Things that annoyed me:

  • no fast travelling
  • HOS scenes popping up all over the place without a real reason
  • and some of the items in the HOS scenes were very hard to find
Half-Life 2

Slash It 2

7/10
6.7 hours
303 of 303 achievements

Loved this game even more than the first one. Did clean up the last of the achievements.

Half-Life 2

Costume Quest

7/10
9.7 hours
14 of 21 achievements

This one was really fun. Though some of the costumes could have better powers. There are some hard to reach places that contain important stuff and it is not really easy to find your way there. Had to use guides.

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Enclave

5.5/10
8.2 hours
no achievements

This is a really old RPG that has not really aged well. The controlls are not very good and only kb+m. The difficulty is spiking between the levels without real reason. You might fly through one level and be punished in the next.

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Blacksad

8/10
20.3 hours
23 of 39 achievements

Really enjoyed this game. The story was captivating. The search for the cards was annoying, especially in the timed sequences.

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Book of Demons

8/10
15.4 hours
69 of 202 achievements

Really liked this game, the fighting got a bit repetetive towards the end. But it's a nice dungeon crawler with deck building and hack'n'slash elements.

Half-Life 2

The Red Strings Club

8.5/10
8.6 hours
17 of 19 achievements

A really well written Visual Novel with nice mini game elements.



Overall Backlog Progress:+0,02% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67,6% unfinished games)

16.51% (190/1151)
13.90% (160/1151)
4.87% (56/1151)
62.73% (722/1151)
2.00% (23/1151)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,35% change to last times unfinished/never played games (44,86% unfinished games)

31.62% (117/370)
22.43% (83/370)
1.89% (7/370)
42.97% (159/370)
1.08% (4/370)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 12 games + 1DLC and got gifted another 9. And I've beaten 8 games, so that makes a total of +13 for July.

SG wins:

(Birthday) gifts Thanks to 「Tomoki, MouseWithBeer and PV:

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly: nothing chosen yet
PoP: thanks to Grumbler & Garandro for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :

Update 92: June

For some reason I did no updates in June so here is an overview over the whole month. I’ve gotten 7 new games and beaten 5 (well technically 6, but ME1 is part of the legendary edition that also includes ME2 & ME3). Also completed PPU DLC Australia. Could have been better could have been worse.

Half-Life 2

Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep

6/10
4.1 hours
23 of 27 achievements

Was an okay HOG, nothing much to tell about it. Has some collectibles in scenes you can't go back to. So be careful with collecting them.

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Bayonetta

6/10
13.6 hours
20 of 50 achievements

Game was okay, though gameplay on normal got hard fast. Gameplay on easy was too easy. If you want to play a game with scantily clad women this might be the game for you.

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Fall of Light: Darkest Edition

6/10
10.9 hours
12 of 23 achievements

Decent dungeon crawler. I died a lot.

Half-Life 2

Hand of Fate

7.5/10
18.3 hours
13 of 53 achievements

Loved the game. Some bosses were really hard to beat and it took a lot of RNG to get the right weapons to beat them.

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Vampyr

8/10
34.0 hours
18 of 28 achievements

Only played a low violence playthrough. Though actually enjoyed it quiet a lot. though combat was kinda basic.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,33% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67,58% unfinished games)

16.56% (187/1129)
13.82% (156/1129)
4.69% (53/1129)
62.89% (710/1129)
2.04% (23/1129)


Overall SG Wins Progress:-0,69% change to last times unfinished/never played games (44,51% unfinished games)

32.11% (114/355)
22.25% (79/355)
1.41% (5/355)
43.10% (153/355)
1.13% (4/355)
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 bought/activated 2. And I've beaten 5 games, so that makes a total of +2 for June.

SG wins:

Key redeems and newly bought games:

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly: nothing chosen yet
PoP: thanks to Grumbler & Garandro for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :

Update 91: May 14th to 31st

Well May was a really lucky month for me. Too many wins, nearly not enough time to play any -_-
Can only hope that June will get better, considering that I will have some vacation time coming up in the second half of the month wohoo
I also finished Mass Effect 1 in the Legendary edition on insanity. I clearly hate myself XD

Half-Life 2

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

7/10
14.3 hours
38 of 38 achievements

Interesting story, though if you want to complete it it gets kinda repetitive, especially since you can't really skip previously seen text (no skip function). Your choices matter in this game, so think before you act ;)

Half-Life 2

SIMULACRA

8/10
9.2 hours
24 of 24 achievements

You find a phone on your door step, on it a video of a young woman, clearly in distress. What do you do? Trying to find her? Getting in contact with the police or her friends? Who to trust and who not to? Do you pretend to be her or not? I found it an interesting game, solely played on the small phone screen. Even though the ending is a bit weird. Looking forward to the sequel.

Half-Life 2

The Reject Demon: Toko Chapter 0 - Prelude

7/10
4.1 hours
no achievements

Another day, another VN. This one sadly was never finished. We follow the story of Toko, a little demon that is supposed to reap the souls of humans so she can become strong and find her instrument. But she refuses to do so and is kicked out of hell. Found the story engaging but sadly too short and incomplete.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,07% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67,91% unfinished games)

16.58% (186/1122)
13.46% (151/1122)
4.72% (53/1122)
63.19% (709/1122)
2.05% (23/1122)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,82% change to last times unfinished/never played games (45,2% unfinished games)

32.20% (114/354)
21.47% (76/354)
1.13% (4/354)
44.07% (156/354)
1.13% (4/354)
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 I've beaten 3 games, so that makes a total of +0 for that timeframe and a +7 for May. I overall won 12 games in May. Too damn lucky for my own good XD

SG wins:

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly:

PoP: thanks to LastM & RiseOfValhalla for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :
  • Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements



Just for fun:

Update 90: May 1st to 13th

May is kicking my behind. Got super lucky and won far too many games but had far too little time to play any -_-
I also finally completed Farm Together wohoo

Half-Life 2

Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~

20.4 hours
85 of 85 achievements

Really liked the game. Very informative for a VN
What I did not like was that you needed the DLC from 2016 for getting the achivements and even then you have to start the game via Steam app and choose the 2016 version to get the achivements. Could have been integrated into the general game. This way it is just really confusing.

Half-Life 2

Slash It 2

9/10
5.1 hours
295 of 303 achievements

I really like these type of games. I love the added word game mode where you have to type words as fast as you can. Other than that you have a number and alphabet one and some harder variants of the last two. Some of the achivements are a bit grindy though because you have to get every letter over 100 times and it is rather hard to get letters like z and x. Still need to get the last few ones.



Overall Backlog Progress:+0,06% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67,98% unfinished games)

16.46% (184/1118)
13.51% (151/1118)
4.65% (52/1118)
63.33% (708/1118)
2.06% (23/1118)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+1,19% change to last times unfinished/never played games (44,38% unfinished games)

32.56% (113/347)
21.90% (76/347)
0.86% (3/347)
43.52% (151/347)
1.15% (4/347)
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 I've beaten 2 games, so that makes a total of +7 for that timeframe and a +7 for May. I need to beat more games O_o

SG wins:

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly:
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 38 achievements

  • Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Pesterquest

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements



PoP: thanks to LastM & RiseOfValhalla for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 38 achievements

  • Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Pesterquest

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements



Just for fun:

Update 89: April 24th to 30th

April is over. Wasn’t the best, wasn’t the worst. Got 5 more games than I’ve beaten.

Half-Life 2

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts

6.5/10
48.2 hours
18 of 40 achievements

Liked the game as a whole. Wasn't a fan of the save system or lack thereof. Basically it only saves at some predetermined points in the game and if you get killed before that all your progress up to that point is lost (we are talking 30-40 minutes). Another thing that irked me was that the "restart mission" and "restart checkpoint" buttons are exactly under each other and I accidentially restarted the whole mission after having completed it nearly completely several times.



Overall Backlog Progress:+0,02% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67,92% unfinished games)

16.40% (182/1110)
13.60% (151/1110)
4.68% (52/1110)
63.24% (702/1110)
2.07% (23/1110)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,2% change to last times unfinished/never played games (43,19% unfinished games)

33.43% (113/338)
22.19% (75/338)
1.18% (4/338)
42.01% (142/338)
1.18% (4/338)
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 I've beaten 1 game, so that makes a total of +2 for that timeframe and a +5 for April. Not too bad.

SG wins:

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly: done

PoP: thanks to LastM & RiseOfValhalla for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :

Just for fun:

Update 88: April 14th to 23rd

April is nearly over and I am still doing okay. Got a few more games and beaten one.

Half-Life 2

Wandersong

8/10
13.2 hours
75 of 75 achievements

What a nice little gem. The controls take some getting used to, you sing to move/fight/solve riddles. The riddles are not too hard and not too easy and the story is beautiful. You can feel that it is a game made with loads of love.
Most of the non-story achivements are done in one short chapter where you play the antagonist. Most non story achivements are rather repetitive. Wasn't a big fan of that. At least you can skip to any chapter you like, after you finished the game once, which makes the achivement cleanup easier.



Overall Backlog Progress:+0,02% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67,9% unfinished games)

16.46% (182/1106)
13.56% (150/1106)
4.61% (51/1106)
63.29% (700/1106)
2.08% (23/1106)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,22% change to last times unfinished/never played games (42,99% unfinished games)

33.73% (113/335)
22.09% (74/335)
0.90% (3/335)
42.09% (141/335)
1.19% (4/335)
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 activated 1 freebie from steam. And I've beaten 1 game, so that makes a total of +3 for that timeframe and a +3 for April. Hope the month will continue like this.

Freebies from Steam: SG wins:

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly: done

PoP: thanks to LastM & RiseOfValhalla for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :

Just for fun: