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 70% (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 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.

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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.

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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

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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 ;)

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

Update 87: April 1st to 13th

First part of April is already over and I did not really do that bad. Hope the rest will be like this. Finished as many games as I got :)

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LIMBO

5/10
5.3 hours
11 of 13 achievements

I guess this game was just not my cup of tea. Not that big a fan of platformers to begin with. Found it in parts too difficult and wasn't the biggest fan of the all black artstyle.

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The Fool

7/10
3.7 hours
no achievements

Actually liked this HOG. Story is nothing new, save the princess bla bla, but the art was beautiful and the puzzles were mostly something new.

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Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger

6/10
3.9 hours
no achievements

This HOG was not that great. Story was boring. Too few HOGs. Wasn't a big fan. But is was also not the worst HOG I ever played.

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Dreamscapes: The Sandman - Premium Edition

6.5/10
4.3 hours
no achievements

Was an ok HOG. Had some trouble finding all these little eye thingies. And for some reason the console appeared out of nowhere and I had to close the game to get rid of it.

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Scarytales: All Hail King Mongo

6.5/10
1.8 hours
no achievements

Okish HOG, no fast travel map, but it is not that big, so I guess that is okay. Story is the normal fare. Save the kingdom bla bla.

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Epistory - Typing Chronicles

9/10
21.1 hours
55 of 55 achievements

I really loved this game. The idea to use typing for fighting is really nice and the game is really pretty. Only thing I really did not like were some of the achivements, like the one for killing 10k enemies or typing nearly 20k words. When I was finished with the game I did not even have 5k enemies and I killed everything I could -_-

Took me a while to finish it.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,36% change to last times unfinished/never played games (67,88% unfinished games)

16.42% (181/1102)
13.61% (150/1102)
4.63% (51/1102)
63.25% (697/1102)
2.09% (23/1102)


Overall SG Wins Progress:-1,17% change to last times unfinished/never played games (42,77% unfinished games)

33.73% (112/332)
22.29% (74/332)
0.90% (3/332)
41.87% (139/332)
1.20% (4/332)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 4 games and was gifted 2. And I've beaten 6 games, so that makes a total of +0 for that timeframe and a +0 for April. Hope the month will continue like this.

Gifts by crazy people, thanks cece09 and mousewithbeer: SG wins:
  • Puzzle Kingdoms

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean The Video Game

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 40 achievements

  • Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 30 achievements



Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly:

PoP: thanks to LastM & RiseOfValhalla for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :

Just for fun:

Update 86: March 25th to 31st

March wasn’t the best but it could have been worse. I expected it too be bad since I was playing Stardew Valley for most of it.It’s only a +4 for March, so I can live with it.

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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

7/10
19.3 hours
20 of 39 achievements

Liked the gameplay. No problem solving it all on my lonesome, though it is probably more fun doing it in coop. It expands the story around our 3 heros nicely, only thing I never liked was the combat. I mean with the knight it is too easy, with the archer bearable and with the magician aweful or maybe I am just too stupid to realize how to do it properly shrug

Other than that art is beautiful as well as the music.

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Train Station Renovation

7/10
23.6 hours
51 of 54 achievements

I liked the concept of the game. But that's about all good I can say about it. First up the achivements are broken. I played for an hour before I noticed nothing was unlocking. Turns out the achievements are broken and as a workaround to get them working again you need to play with a toy train, don't ask me why that starts unlocking the achivements. But still not all. I have every level 100% completed and still two achievments for exactly that won't unlock.
Another beef I have with the game are the controlls and the trash bins for the segregated trash. The controlls are just not reactive enough for waht is needed and it can get frustrating to place stuff correctly and the bins are simply too small for the stuff that needs to be put in, what in combination with the clunky controlls can get really annoying.



Overall Backlog Progress:-1,1% change to last times unfinished/never played games (68,24% unfinished games)

16.06% (176/1096)
13.59% (149/1096)
4.65% (51/1096)
63.59% (697/1096)
2.10% (23/1096)


Overall SG Wins Progress:-0,1% change to last times unfinished/never played games (43,97% unfinished games)

32.53% (108/332)
22.29% (74/332)
0.90% (3/332)
43.07% (143/332)
1.20% (4/332)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
  • Pixel Puzzles Ultimate

    259.5 hours playtime

    280 of 2023 achievements

  • Dreamscapes: The Sandman - Premium Edition

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Scarytales: All Hail King Mongo

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

I've won 2 games. And I've beaten 2 games, so that makes a total of +0 for that timeframe and a +4 for March. Could have been worse this month.

SG wins:

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly:

PoP: thanks to Daephen & RiseOfValhalla for challenging me, waiting for my new picks

PAGYWOSG: :
  • Dreamscapes: The Sandman - Premium Edition

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Scarytales: All Hail King Mongo

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 79 achievements



Just for fun:

Update 85: March 15th to 24th

Finally “finished” Stardew Valley, so now I have more time for other games. All the rest are those grindy achivements.

113.7 hours
9/10 ⭐
Played on Steam

This is a great game if you like farming simulators. But it is so much more. Part dating sim, part "fighting" game, part farm decorating game. You can go fish or explore the mines, do quests or just farm to your hearts content. I decided to end my playthrough after I was married with two kids and had finished the community center.

The only misgivings I have with this game are some of the achievements are just grindy as fuck and also fishing the legendary fish is ****.


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Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power

7/10
7.8 hours
20 of 28 achievements

I liked the game more than the second one from the playstyle and graphics, but sadly it ends in the middle of the story after finding the first piece of Trine.

Easily playable alone. Would recommend using a controller though.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,11% change to last times unfinished/never played games (68,35% unfinished games)

16.01% (175/1093)
13.54% (148/1093)
4.67% (51/1093)
63.68% (696/1093)
2.10% (23/1093)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,38% change to last times unfinished/never played games (44,07% unfinished games)

32.52% (107/329)
22.19% (73/329)
0.91% (3/329)
43.16% (142/329)
1.22% (4/329)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 2 GA's, 1 for a game 1 for a bundle. And I've beaten 2 games, so that makes a total of +0 for that timeframe and a +4 for March.

SG wins:
  • DiRT 4

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 48 achievements

  • Overlord Ultimate Collection

    0 hours playtime

    no achievements



Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly:

PoP: thanks to CalculonJones & Laura for challenging me, all done

PAGYWOSG: :

Just for fun:

Update 84: March 1st to 14th

March is halfway over and I only have beaten 1 game. One the other hand I started playing Stardew Valley, which is a real timesink.

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Aozora Meikyuu

6/10
1.8 hours
1 of 1 achievements

A short, sometimes funny Visual Novel. Not much to say about it. Only achievment is for starting the game.



Overall Backlog Progress:+0,05% change to last times unfinished/never played games (68,46% unfinished games)

16.04% (175/1091)
13.38% (146/1091)
4.67% (51/1091)
63.79% (696/1091)
2.11% (23/1091)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,39% change to last times unfinished/never played games (43,69% unfinished games)

32.92% (107/325)
22.15% (72/325)
0.92% (3/325)
42.77% (139/325)
1.23% (4/325)
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 1 game, so that makes a total of +4 for that timeframe and a +4 for March.

SG wins:

Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly:

PoP: thanks to CalculonJones & Laura for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: : none more planned for the month

Just for fun:

Update 83: February 15th to 28th

February is over (where the hell did that month go). The second half was not much better since I was mostly working, like 8 days straight and then mostly sleeping. So not much time left for gaming :(

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Sanctum 2

7/10
13.1 hours
13 of 50 achievements

A fun game, once you have understood how to play it, played most of it solo and some of it in online multiplayer where I was joined by some experienced players. Might be even more fun with a group of friends.

You basically have to defend a place by building some typical tower defense towers, but at the same time you are also defending the lace with your own char that runs all over the map and tries to shoot anything that was not killed by the towers you placed. So it's a mix of tower defense and FPS.

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The Suicide of Rachel Foster

6/10
2.9 hours
9 of 11 achievements

It's an okay walking simulator. Your father died and left you his hotel. You come there to check the place over before you can sell it and whiel doing so you try to solve the mystery about Rachel Fosters suicide that tore apart your family.

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

8/10
22.8 hours
19 of 34 achievements

This game is a lot of fun. It looks easy enough, but it is really hard to master. I will probably enjoy many more hours of it. The nice thing is that each round is only a few minutes long, so it is nice if you only have a short amount of time. I have yet to play it with some friends, but I heard it is even more fun than.
I classed it as beaten since I probably saw all minigames more than once by now ;)

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Dishonored 2

7/10
18.5 hours
19 of 50 achievements

I liked this one even more than the first game of the series. You can choose between playing as Emily or Corvo, stealthy or a more hands on approach.
I kinda murdered everyone I could XD The story is nice, with a lot of details and fully voice acted.



Overall Backlog Progress:-0,05% change to last times unfinished/never played games (68,41% unfinished games)

16.02% (174/1086)
13.44% (146/1086)
4.60% (50/1086)
63.81% (693/1086)
2.12% (23/1086)


Overall SG Wins Progress:+0,81% change to last times unfinished/never played games (43,3% unfinished games)

33.02% (106/321)
22.43% (72/321)
0.62% (2/321)
42.68% (137/321)
1.25% (4/321)
Here are the games I'm currently working on. Reviews will follow once I'm done with the games:
I've won 8 games and bought 1 in the sale. And I've beaten 4 games, so that makes a total of +5 for that timeframe and a +9 for February.

SG wins: Games I bought:


Games I want to play within the next few weeks:

BLAEO Monthly:

PoP: thanks to CalculonJones & Laura for challenging me

PAGYWOSG: :

Just for fun: