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Forgot to log a first playthrough of Beckett the other day (didn’t love it, didn’t hate it), and have also been putting a lot of time into The Blackout Club - a multiplayer quest-based stealth/horror game that surprised me with its depth and replayability. I’ve maxed out my levels and completed most of the quests, so marking it as beaten, but still going back to pick up some of the challenges/items.

Well, I started actually playing my backlog again, though it’s grown and I need to recategorise a LOT of games. Currently playing The Signal From Tölva and loving the world that the creators have built. Even though bundles have left me with a huge backlog, they’ve also exposed me to loads of games that I would never have otherwise played. Now I just need to play more of them.

I’m not doing well at this because:

  • I had to go through a break-up
  • comfort-bought a bunch of games
  • Borderlands 3 came out

So, basically I’m a bit of a mess, further behind on my games, and temporarily stalled. I haven’t given up on beating the backlog though, even if progress will be slower. Gaming can be good therapy.

Beaten: The Red Strings Club

This was a great trip into a cyberpunk world with some really interesting moral quandaries. Short, yes, but the worldbuilding left me full of things to think about.

Beaten: Heaven’s Vault

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Made me smile, broke my heart, filled me with wonder… this is my favourite kind of story. Just amazing.

Beaten: Event[0]

I really loved this game, and I’m already in the middle of another playthrough. Abandoned spaceship, talking to the AI through a text parser via typing into terminals, classic 80s SF setting. Yes, it’s short, but very sweet. Ticked all my boxes.

Kobayashi Maru time: Two games down, two stealth sequences disabled for the sake of my sanity. I generally try to get through games without cheats, but when a sequence is replacing my enjoyment of the game with pure frustration, I’m not ashamed to find a way around it.

Beaten: Murdered: Soul Suspect

The theme, acting, and style of this game really appealed to me. I think I was expecting something with more action, but this was pretty close to the Frogwares Sherlock Holmes games or something similar. I’m a sucker for disembodied characters hanging around, so this one gets a plus from me. The one aspect that didn’t appeal was the stealth element with demons creeping around when I just wanted to get on with the story. I ended up modding a file to make those creeps ignore me, and thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the game.
[ETA: If anyone needs that fix https://steamcommunity.com/app/233290/discussions/0/619569608641434669/ ]

Beaten: TARTARUS

TARTARUS is a game about poking consoles on a dingy, Alien-esque spacecraft in order to survive. The puzzles were all based around a mix of command line and crude GUI commands, and the whole thing reminded me a bit of Hacknet in space. Unfortunately, the designers saw fit to tack a massively frustrating insta-death stealth sequence with poor directional audio onto the end of the game. It was completely out of character with the entire rest of the keyboard-bashing adventure, and I was seriously pissed. I eventually decided to follow the spirit of the game itself, and messed with the AI files to pass the final sequence.
[ETA: if anyone wants to do the same, I just went intosteamapps\common\TARTARUS\TARTARUS\Content\AI\Tasks and replaced the fire assets with a renamed copy of the FocusCamera asset]

Beaten: Rumu

My heart has been destroyed, only to be vacuumed up by Rumu.

Beaten:
Borderlands the Pre-Sequel: The Claptastic Voyage - great DLC!
Dream Daddy - at least for a couple of Dads … I liked the humour and art. Not too worried about exhausting all the options, but will probably return for a more in-depth play.

In progress:
Borderlands 2 Hammerlock DLC and new Commander Lilith DLC.

Completed: Borderlands GOTY Enhanced
Almost done but doing sidequests: Borderlands the Pre Sequel Claptastic Voyage DLC
Also over: my life outside Borderlands.

Completed: Borderlands the Pre Sequel + BL2 DLC Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep

We finished the pre sequel, and now my life is playing Borderlands, reading Borderlands fanfic, making Borderlands fan art, and making my Sims look like characters from Borderlands.

Statistics
698 games (+7 not categorized yet)
25% never played
26% unfinished
28% beaten
17% completed
4% won't play