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#3 - Summer Sale 2017 Purchases

In order to avoid forgetting what games I purchased during the sale, I decided to use the magnificent features of BLAEO and create a list for tracking my progress with these games.

This time, I am very decided to not let them gather dust in my library, like I previously did with games purchased during other sales… (◕︵◕)

I also created a small poll regarding buying games during sales.

  • Zup! 5
    Zup! 5

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 2130 achievements

  • Dreamcage Escape
    Dreamcage Escape

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 4 achievements

  • Machine Hunt
    Machine Hunt

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 1106 achievements

  • Leaving Lyndow
    Leaving Lyndow

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 7 achievements

  • Zen vs Zombie
    Zen vs Zombie

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10361 achievements

  • Oracle
    Oracle

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Blind Love
    Blind Love

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 6 achievements

  • Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler
    Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Parallyzed
    Parallyzed

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 29 achievements

  • Atlantic Quest 2 - New Adventure -
    Atlantic Quest 2 - New Adventure -

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • Flix and Chill
    Flix and Chill

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 23 achievements

  • Four Sided Fantasy
    Four Sided Fantasy

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 11 achievements

  • The Terminal 2
    The Terminal 2

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • City Play
    City Play

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 20 achievements

  • Deep Space Waifu
    Deep Space Waifu

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 69 achievements

  • WayOut 2: Hex
    WayOut 2: Hex

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 40 achievements

  • Elven Legend
    Elven Legend

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 31 achievements

  • Elven Legend 2: The Bewitched Tree
    Elven Legend 2: The Bewitched Tree

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 28 achievements

  • HunieCam Studio
    HunieCam Studio

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

  • The Treasures of Montezuma 5
    The Treasures of Montezuma 5

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Masky
    Masky

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

  • Nice Slice
    Nice Slice

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • Claws & Feathers 2
    Claws & Feathers 2

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Lifeline
    Lifeline

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Mosaic: Game of Gods
    Mosaic: Game of Gods

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • iFactor
    iFactor

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 5 achievements

  • Meow-Jong Solitaire
    Meow-Jong Solitaire

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

  • Lily's Day Off
    Lily's Day Off

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • Clockwork
    Clockwork

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 23 achievements

  • Wells
    Wells

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 21 achievements

  • Garden Wars
    Garden Wars

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

  • Pixel Puzzles Junior
    Pixel Puzzles Junior

    3 hours playtime

    50 of 50 achievements

  • Dumb Chicken 2: One Way Out
    Dumb Chicken 2: One Way Out

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 41 achievements

#2 - June Games

June's theme got me all excited, since there's nothing else I love to play more than HOGs. I quickly started to make a list of HOGs that I would like to play and I kept adding and adding to it until it became rather big (30 games). I was fully aware that I wouldn't have time to play even half of these, but I kept the list as it was for future reference and for providing an overview of what my top picks were. At the beginning of the month, I set my target to complete 6-7 of these. In the end, turns out that my approximation was quite right, since I managed to complete only 8 of the 30 listed initially.

I find it difficult to review HOGs, even if it's only a 2-senteces review, concisely describing the game. Most of them have pretty much the same puzzles, wrapped in different graphics though. "Same meat, different gravy"...

Nevertheless, I've noticed over years that the style changed a lot - the games are now more story-oriented, collectibles have been added and the HOG scenes have been largely diversified. They remain for me the games I enjoy playing the most - because of their casual and relaxed nature (although I must admit that collectibles stress me out a bit - but that's only because I want to go for 100% in each HOG I play).

  • Agent Walker: Secret Journey
    Agent Walker: Secret Journey

    4 hours playtime

    16 of 16 achievements

  • Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt
    Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt

    9 hours playtime

    22 of 22 achievements

  • Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
    Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink

    6 hours playtime

    19 of 19 achievements

  • GRAVEN The Purple Moon Prophecy
    GRAVEN The Purple Moon Prophecy

    5 hours playtime

    19 of 19 achievements

  • Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery
    Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery

    7 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • The Dreamatorium of Dr. Magnus 2
    The Dreamatorium of Dr. Magnus 2

    2 hours playtime

    15 of 15 achievements

  • Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova
    Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova

    4 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

  • Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child
    Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child

    6 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt (Artifex Mundi) - The story is centered around a detective who tracks down a murder suspect. You are equipped with a forensic kit that you can use to compare samples or fingerprints from the crime scenes. Quite nice, but not extraordinary. I'm always happy to play a HOG in which non-collected collectibles are in some way indicated on the screen. I wish more HOGs would have this feature. Or would that make them even more easy and casual as they are?

GRAVEN The Purple Moon Prophecy (Orchid Games) - Maaan, that was a huge lot of collectibles! 70 main collectibles plus 40 shards to gather, the latter needed for the story progress. I'm always stressed that I will miss one of them for the achievements (it happened several times with other games, which meant that I had to do an extra playthrough). The Steam guide (praise the person that created it) mentions only the main 70 ones. For the other 40, I had to double check the locations. I'm not enirely sure if I managed to find them all, but at some point a NPC popped in front of me and handed me in the missing ones. Pretty cool, but I still wonder if that was scripted or not... How many did you manage to find? I think I got around 26 or 27 of the required 40...

Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child (Artifex Mundi) - One of the shortest and the easiest HOGs I've encountered so far. The reviews praise the story, but for me it represented the least interesting part of the game. Maybe because it's a ghost story - a child is haunted by the ghost of her mother - and I don't dig ghosts, especially ones that have a diformed shape (head).

Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova (Artifex Mundi) - Despite the positive reviews, I didn't enjoy it that much. However, it's the first HOG I played that had 2 possible endings. The idea is nice, but the implementation rather bad. There is a choice at the ending scene, but no option to save before it so that you see both of the endings. Also, nothing from the whole gameplay affects the ending (it's not a 'choices matter' kind of game).

Lost Grimoires 2 (Artifex Mundi) - The novelty that the series brings is the alchemy process - you have a grimoire of alchemy recipes and you are required to collect all the ingredients needed for crafting a recipe. The crafting itself is done through a 'connect adjacent gems' kind of game that has to be completed in a certain amount of moves. Lost Grimoires 2 is very similar in design with it's predecessors, both of them being good HOGs :)

Agent Walker: Secret Journey (Artifex Mundi) - The game setting is not something that appeals to me - WW2; despite that, playing the game was an enjoyable experience. As Agent Walker, you are tasked to find and destroy an ancient relic - the mythical Spear of Destiny - before a supernatural enemy gets hold of it and uses it to rule the world.

The Dreamatorium of Dr. Magnus 2 (Two Desperados) - After Lost Grimoires 2, this was the HOG that I enjoyed the most this month. The story was interesting enough - you must collect 5 crystals in order to help an inventor find and rescue his kidnapped girlfirend. However, I don't think I've ever encountered a worse voice acting as the perfomance of the main character. Listening to her annoyed me to bits, until i decided to turn off the volume and play without sound.

Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink (Artifex Mundi) - I don't know if this was inspired by Syberia games (which I loved a lot), but it sure brings up memories of playing them. The story is very different, but you still have to deal with all sorts of mechanisms and automatons in solving the bunzzles, which is rather fun.

In June, I decided to dedicate myself entirely to the HOG theme and not to start anything new. After I aquired the Animality DLCs, I played a bit of the game in order to progress with the achievements, but that's pretty much it. I didn't finish it in June, but I did so right after July started.

This means that I still have the unfinished games from May and from that batch I selected a few to play in July.

Right now, I'm still trying to evaluate if I have enough time to take part in this month's theme. On the other hand, finding a game that fits the theme turned out to be a rather difficult task for me. The games I would want to play this month are under 20 hours each. Also, because of my schedule, I would be able to do longer gaming sessions only during weekends; that is, if I want to still have an immersive gaming experience.

For now, I decided to make a small list of games I would like to "attack" this month, in place of the monthly theme. Some of them are really fresh (purchased during the sale) while others are remnants of May's unfinished games.

  • ANIMALITY
    ANIMALITY

    7 hours playtime

    484 of 484 achievements

  • Thimbleweed Park
    Thimbleweed Park

    6 hours playtime

    4 of 33 achievements

  • Clouds & Sheep 2
    Clouds & Sheep 2

    2 hours playtime

    7 of 25 achievements

  • Sweven
    Sweven

    20 minutes playtime

    0 of 6 achievements

  • Sisters in hotel
    Sisters in hotel

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 7143 achievements

  • Drop Alive
    Drop Alive

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 9 achievements

  • Everything
    Everything

    3 hours playtime

    13 of 36 achievements

  • Lily's Day Off
    Lily's Day Off

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • Pixel Puzzles Junior
    Pixel Puzzles Junior

    3 hours playtime

    50 of 50 achievements

  • Hell Girls
    Hell Girls

    7 minutes playtime

    0 of 92 achievements

  • Deep Space Waifu
    Deep Space Waifu

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 69 achievements

  • HunieCam Studio
    HunieCam Studio

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

#1 - May Games

This is the my first post here and therefore I would like to share with you how happy I am to be part of this community. Reading through your posts is a very nice experience for me, I love how much care each of you put into formatting and sharing your personal experiences related to the games you recently played.

For me May hasn’t been such a wonderful month in terms of completing games. As compared to the previous two months, in which I managed to have around 45 games overall completed, this month I managed to 100% only 7 of them. Being away from my PC for a week, combined with some other personal issues and my decision to invest more of my time into Steam-related organisatorical activities, I had less energy to play games to completion.

  • Odyssey - The Next Generation Science Game
    Odyssey - The Next Generation Science Game

    6 hours playtime

    7 of 7 achievements

  • My Name is You
    My Name is You

    3 hours playtime

    14 of 14 achievements

  • The Dark Tales of Katarina
    The Dark Tales of Katarina

    5 hours playtime

    27 of 27 achievements

  • Happy Empire
    Happy Empire

    59 minutes playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

  • Exteria
    Exteria

    2 hours playtime

    8 of 8 achievements

  • Project:surviving
    Project:surviving

    2 hours playtime

    1 of 1 achievements

  • The Last Photon
    The Last Photon

    2 hours playtime

    388 of 388 achievements

Odyssey - The Next Generation Science Game - I was excited to play this game, since I am a huge fan of the Myst series. But like every other game that advertises itself as a 'Myst-like game', it turned out to be only a very pale immitation of the original. The feeling that being the lone survivor on an island gives you, the graphics, the music and the style are somewhat similar to Myst, however the puzzles and the whole gameplay is quite different. It's not a bad game per se, but it's just not the Myst experience I was hoping for. If you decide to play it, you need to know that 90% of the time will be spent on reading a journal which will provide all the necessary information to solve the puzzles – it is even highlighted in yellow, so that you can skip the story parts and scientific explanations. However, skipping these ruins the whole game experience because the game's main purpose is to thoroughly explain a few science concepts like planetary rotation, astronomical concepts, pendulum theory, physics concepts. If you're a person that loves to find out the inner mechanisms of the universe, then this game is right down your alley, since it explains all of these in a very nice and understandable way, and in addition to that gives you puzzles to solve using the new-found knowledge, which sometimes are merely machines that exemplify these theories.

My Name is You - I'm not sure if this should be called a visual novel or not. On one hand, there's no gameplay apart from reading and choosing story branches. On the other hand, there aren't any backgrounds or pictures that change, and definitely not anime chicks with big... let's say eyes. Nevertheless, the game offers a variety of possible endings, some of which have an achievement associated. One playthrough takes around 10 minutes and always ends with a unique song. For me, it was really nice to listen to all of them.

Happy Empire - A pretty bad attempt at making a time management game, the only nice thing about it being the cute graphics and easy achievements. It has potential, but in its state it's pretty boring and buggy.

The Dark Tales of Katarina - I'm not even sure what this is or where the story goes... Probably not gonna touch it again, even if they decide to add new achievements.

The Last Photon - This game encountered a lot of bad feedback after the devs decided to jump on the trend of 'cheap & easy cheevos' and replace the hardcore platforming achievements with 300+ achievements obtainable at the cost of only holding down a button. It's a game I've always wanted to try, so it seemed to be an appropiate moment to try it. Conclusion: the achievements ruined the whole game; however I wouldn't have had the skills to finish it 100% anyway.

Exteria - Awful. Don't touch it please. Bad graphics, bad controls, bad gameplay.

Project:surviving - In its state, a joke of a game. 1 cheevo for spending 10 minutes cutting trees and crafting stuff from the wood.

A few days ago, I wanted to make a giveaway of Creature Clicker - Capture, Train, Ascend!, therefore I decided to give it a try first. Most of the achievements flow like crazy (I managed to get the majority of them in a few hours of playtime), but it's the last bit that worries me to no ends – I wonder how long it will take me to get the last few achievements...

Clouds & Sheep 2 is such a sweet game! I'm definitely gonna continue playing it.

Everything and Thimbleweed Park are really nice games, I've played them during a Steam group event and streamed them for the audience. I will most assuredly come back to them in a few weeks.

Hidden Folks is not a HOG per se, but it still requires you to find all sorts of entities based on their descriptions. I plan on integrating it in the June challenge and hopefully complete it this month.

Tumblestone seems to me like a game that will never end. So many levels! ...and not easy at all. It will probably take me a lot of time to finish, but it's a nice time waster when you have nothing else to do.

  • Creature Clicker - Capture, Train, Ascend!
    Creature Clicker - Capture, Train, Ascend!

    93 hours playtime

    471 of 480 achievements

  • Clouds & Sheep 2
    Clouds & Sheep 2

    2 hours playtime

    7 of 25 achievements

  • Everything
    Everything

    3 hours playtime

    13 of 36 achievements

  • Thimbleweed Park
    Thimbleweed Park

    6 hours playtime

    4 of 33 achievements

  • Hidden Folks
    Hidden Folks

    5 hours playtime

    2 of 5 achievements

  • Tumblestone
    Tumblestone

    20 hours playtime

    6 of 28 achievements

HOGs!!! HOGs everywhere! Being a HUUUGE fan of HOGs, imagine my joy when I saw the monthly theme. Right away, I hopped into selecting a few HOGs to play this month. It seems that I overdid it a bit in my excitement, since in the end it turned out to be a pretty big list. I will definitely not manage to complete all of these, but I'll keep the list as it is for future reference.

  • Agent Walker: Secret Journey
    Agent Walker: Secret Journey

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

  • Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt
    Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

  • Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
    Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • Dark Angels: Masquerade of Shadows
    Dark Angels: Masquerade of Shadows

    82 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • Dark Heritage: Guardians of Hope
    Dark Heritage: Guardians of Hope

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends
    Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends

    2 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Chronicles of the Witches and Warlocks
    Chronicles of the Witches and Warlocks

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Contract With The Devil
    Contract With The Devil

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • Demon Hunter: Chronicles from Beyond
    Demon Hunter: Chronicles from Beyond

    1 minute playtime

    0 of 28 achievements

  • Demon Hunter 2: New Chapter
    Demon Hunter 2: New Chapter

    2 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Demon Hunter 3: Revelation
    Demon Hunter 3: Revelation

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala
    Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala

    1 minute playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Eventide 2: The Sorcerers Mirror
    Eventide 2: The Sorcerers Mirror

    11 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • Fairy Tale Mysteries: The Puppet Thief
    Fairy Tale Mysteries: The Puppet Thief

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 17 achievements

  • GRAVEN The Purple Moon Prophecy
    GRAVEN The Purple Moon Prophecy

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • Grim Legends 3: The Dark City
    Grim Legends 3: The Dark City

    1 minute playtime

    0 of 36 achievements

  • Inbetween Land
    Inbetween Land

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 27 achievements

  • Hidden Folks
    Hidden Folks

    5 hours playtime

    2 of 5 achievements

  • Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery
    Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Queen's Quest: Tower of Darkness
    Queen's Quest: Tower of Darkness

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

  • Queen's Quest 2: Stories of Forgotten Past
    Queen's Quest 2: Stories of Forgotten Past

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Queen's Quest 3: The End of Dawn
    Queen's Quest 3: The End of Dawn

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • The Dreamatorium of Dr. Magnus 2
    The Dreamatorium of Dr. Magnus 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Shtriga: Summer Camp
    Shtriga: Summer Camp

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 8 achievements

  • The Secret Order 2: Masked Intent
    The Secret Order 2: Masked Intent

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • The Secret Order 3: Ancient Times
    The Secret Order 3: Ancient Times

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 26 achievements

  • The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom
    The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom

    10 hours playtime

    0 of 31 achievements

  • Time Mysteries: Inheritance - Remastered
    Time Mysteries: Inheritance - Remastered

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova
    Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova

    1 minute playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • World Keepers: Last Resort
    World Keepers: Last Resort

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 8 achievements