skanda’s profile


August report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Beware Planet Earth

    11 hours playtime

    17 of 33 achievements

  • Girls Like Robots

    4 hours playtime

    5 of 9 achievements

Played:

  • Forza Horizon 4

    24.5 hours playtime

    20 of 127 achievements

  • Oxygen Not Included

    72 hours playtime

    17 of 35 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    424 hours playtime

    133 of 241 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Oxygen Not Included

Rough plans for September:

  • some DLCs for the monthly theme,
  • Oxygen Not Included (yes, moar!),
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Uplay pass),
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox Game Pass),
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Xbox Game Pass).

July report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Atom Zombie Smasher

    8 hours playtime

    15 of 41 achievements

  • Bejeweled 3

    12 hours playtime

    42 of 65 achievements

  • Jack Lumber

    3 hours playtime

    17 of 27 achievements

  • Sneaky Sneaky

    3 hours playtime

    18 of 29 achievements

  • Super Lucky's Tale

    5 hours playtime

    19 of 58 achievements

  • The Gardens Between

    2.5 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

Played:

  • Forza Horizon 4

    20 hours playtime

    9 of 127 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    390 hours playtime

    129 of 241 achievements

  • Tabletop Simulator

    70 hours playtime

    8 of 27 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5

    17 hours playtime

    8 of 20 achievements

  • Vampyr

    1.5 hours playtime

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Prey - Mooncrash (DLC).

Played as part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC: Forza Horizon 4, Super Lucky’s Tale, The Gardens Between, Vampyr. I subscribed for another month because the games included in the pass are just too good (with the exception of Vampyr <_<). I’m actually really excited about these subscription services - I already liked Origin Access before but what Microsoft and Ubisoft are doing is even better. Looking forward to September and the free UPlay pass!

Announcement

Posting this here for everyone that’s not subscribed to the “BLAEO Announcements!” thread.

The guidelines have been updated and are now pinned in the Discussions section of the Steam group.

The new guidelines are:

1) Be nice.
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9) Do not enter group-exclusive giveaways if you have not been active lately. If you do, you will be kicked out of the group.
10) Once you apply for Steam group membership do not keep asking for updates on your application.

June report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Mimpi

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Mimpi Dreams

    2 hours playtime

    32 of 57 achievements

  • The Emerald Maiden: Symphony of Dreams

    2 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • Tropico 6

    31 hours playtime

    16 of 40 achievements

Played:

  • Forza Horizon 4

    6.8 hours playtime

    9 of 127 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    348 hours playtime

    117 of 241 achievements

  • Steep

    0.9 hours playtime

    6 of 47 achievements

  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

    48 hours playtime

    13 of 57 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

Nothing!


I also did some late spring cleaning and deleted:

  • my SG account. My profile is still visible at this moment, but should disappear soonish. I stopped using SG at the end of October and in these last 8 months I never felt the need to log in again so it made sense to finally delete 7 years of my activity (joined on Oct 8 2011 & made 11120 comments) and take control of my data/personal info.
  • 60 games from my Steam library. I’ve been using this website a lot in the last few months to find games that qualify for the monthly themes. Unfortunately one of the main side effects of using that tool is realising that I own too many games that I either a) don’t even know I have, b) never want to play. The most obvious “the heck is this thing” ones are now gone!

May report

Completed/Beaten:

  • 12 Labours of Hercules VIII: How I Met Megara

    6.7 hours playtime

    19 of 24 achievements

  • Assassin's Creed Origins

    28 hours playtime

    22 of 67 achievements

  • Karateka

    64 minutes playtime

    6 of 12 achievements

Played:

  • Armello

    24 hours playtime

    10 of 50 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    318 hours playtime

    115 of 241 achievements

  • War of the Human Tanks

    3 hours playtime

    2 of 61 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • 12 Labours of Hercules VIII: How I Met Megara
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm (DLC)

April report

Completed/Beaten:

  • FETCH

    4 hours playtime

    42 of 50 achievements

  • Renowned Explorers: International Society

    5 hours playtime

    52 of 165 achievements

  • Yooka-Laylee

    16 hours playtime

    27 of 35 achievements

Played:

  • Assassin's Creed Origins

    9 hours playtime

    5 of 67 achievements

  • Rocket League

    90 hours playtime

    63 of 88 achievements

  • Tabletop Simulator

    64 hours playtime

    8 of 27 achievements

  • Tropico 6

    10 hours playtime

    6 of 40 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

Nothing!

Games/DLCs added to my Uplay library:

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins

March report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Hitman

    10 hours playtime

    17 of 69 achievements

  • My Time At Portia

    95 hours playtime

    69 of 91 achievements

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    21 hours playtime

    53 of 93 achievements

  • Tabletop Simulator

    56 hours playtime

    8 of 27 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5

    14 hours playtime

    8 of 20 achievements

  • The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom

    3 hours playtime

    27 of 31 achievements

Played:

  • Rocket League

    89 hours playtime

    63 of 88 achievements

  • Rocksmith® 2014 Edition - Remastered

    50 hours playtime

    25 of 47 achievements

  • Tropico 6

    6 hours playtime

    3 of 40 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Renowned Explorers (Gift)
  • Tooth and Tail (Gift)
  • Tropico 6

February report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Jalopy

    5 hours playtime

    6 of 23 achievements

Played:

  • My Time At Portia

    84 hours playtime

    57 of 91 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5

    10 hours playtime

    7 of 20 achievements

  • The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom

    14 minutes playtime

    6 of 31 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Rocksmith 2014 - Bon Jovi - It’s My Life (DLC) (Gift)

I kept hearing how I should play Jalopy because it’s a great game and recently a friend of mine posted a positive review for it on Steam…. It also qualified for the monthly theme so hey, why not finally give it a go! Unfortunately it’s the least fun I’ve had in a game in a looooong long time. :I It’s buggy (not to be confused with these since they’re actually kinda cool), the driving isn’t that fun, the parts of the game not related to driving aren’t that fun, the days are far too short (why does it get dark so quickly, it doesn’t make sense) and have I mentioned it’s buggy? 78% of the reviews on Steam are positive, though, so maybe I’m just missing something?

January report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

    53 minutes playtime

    4 of 6 achievements

Played:

  • My Time At Portia

    47 hours playtime

    29 of 91 achievements

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    7 hours playtime

    19 of 83 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5

    8 hours playtime

    6 of 20 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Fetch (Gift)
  • My Time At Portia (Gift)
  • The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom (Gift)

Not much progress was made - whatever free time I had I spent in Portia. Not too optimistic about February either, but hopefully March will look a lot better.

December report

Completed/Beaten:

  • CHUCHEL

    2 hours playtime

    7 of 7 achievements

  • Detroit: Become Human

    14 hours playtime

    23 of 49 trophies

  • Full Throttle Remastered

    3 hours playtime

    33 of 40 achievements

  • Hitman GO: Definitive Edition

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 26 achievements

  • Kelvin and the Infamous Machine

    3 hours playtime

    11 of 20 achievements

  • Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova

    4 hours playtime

    10 of 10 achievements

Played:

  • Project Hospital

    15 hours playtime

    33 of 53 achievements

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    5 hours playtime

    12 of 73 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    303 hours playtime

    109 of 191 achievements

  • Stellaris

    6 hours playtime

    0 of 95 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5

    6 hours playtime

    5 of 20 achievements

  • Wave Mechanics

    19 minutes playtime

    1 of 7 achievements

  • YOU DON'T KNOW JACK

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 33 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • CHUCHEL (Gift)
  • Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition (Gift)
  • Finding Paradies (Gift)
  • I am not a Monster (Free)
  • Jalopy (Gift)
  • Kelvin and the Infamous Machine (Gift)
  • Pavilion (Gift)
  • Paws: Pitter Patter Edition (Gift)
  • Rocksmith - David Bowie - Space Oddity (DLC) (Gift)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Gift)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5 (Gift)


End of 2018 status

All games:

62% never played
20% unfinished
14% beaten
4% completed

Compared to end of 2017:

66% never played
20% unfinished
11% beaten
3% completed

Increase in number of games: 42 (1217->1259)
Increase in number of beaten games: 43 (129->172)
Increase in number of completed games: 6 (39->45)
Overall: Success! Backlog decreased by 7!


Steamgifts wins:

38% never played
27% unfinished
31% beaten
3% completed

Compared to end of 2017:

51% never played
25% unfinished
19% beaten
4% completed

Increase in number of SG wins: 4
Increase in number of beaten games: 21 (32->53)
Increase in number of completed games: 0 (6->6)
Overall: Success! Only won 4 games, but finished 21. Since I won’t be winning any more games on SG it should be pretty easy to keep the SG backlog under control.


Favourite games I played in 2018:


And since everyone seems to be doing their gaming NY resolutions (4k, ha-ha…ha…), here are some of my goals for 2019:

  • Finish at least one game for the monthly theme every month.
  • Have 50% completion for games Added in 2019.
  • Reach 50% completion for Gifts & Other Wins. Currently:
36% never played
31% unfinished
22% beaten
11% completed
49% never played
12% unfinished
31% beaten
6% completed