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Progress on backlog this month: very slow, due to non-Steam games like The Sims 4 and getting sucked into a deadly Borderlands vortex with my partner. I have been enjoying lots of fannish stuff around both franchises though, and it’s helped me get through some tough RL stuff, so no regrets! I also have a bunch of backlog stuff that I’m holding back for holiday gaming, and considering making a special category for it in the backlog log.
Beaten: The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker
Playing this over skype was the correct decision. Definitely more fun with company!
Beaten: Tales from the Borderlands
I have rarely loved a bunch of game characters as much as these complete and utter arses. Wow, this makes me feel doubly crappy about the demise of Telltale and loss of jobs for so many creators.
I know I’m on safe ground with Wadjet Eye productions, and this one adds a new RPG element into the mix. If you liked the Blackwell series, this one will likely go down well. I wasn’t convinced by all of the characterisation choices, but the game has some truly excellent character-building overall. I’ve completed two of the endings so far, and expect to be returning to the game, but calling this one beaten for now to keep things rolling.
Beaten: That Dragon, Cancer
I was interested in playing this as an interactive documentary, and though clunky it was a creative way of exploring a very painful subject using visual spaces and metaphor. The game was more centred around religious faith than I expected, which is interesting. There were some things I was uncomfortable with, such as the inclusion of young kids who may not yet understand what they’re contributing to. I guess at the end of the day that is a judgement that only those involved can make.
Beaten: Space Pilgrim Episode IV: Sol
The final instalment of this well made little scifi series. Good things come in small packages, in the case of Space Pilgrim. It reminds me very much of the old Unlimited Adventures mods and dungeons made by enthusiasts, often with great dedication and detail.
Beaten: The Lion’s Song.
This is one of the best games I have ever played, so far as my own tastes go. I found it so moving, and full of the struggles of creation and self-understanding. I don’t really want to spoil anything about it, but a few glimpses of the preview images would probably give you a hint as to whether you would enjoy it.
Beaten: Tiny Bang Story
I enjoyed this game apart from the ‘arcade game’ bits. The art style is cute, and the hunting fairly relaxing.
Beaten: Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
I love scifi, and I enjoyed this little game. space-bending locations, lots of weird-yet-mundane detail and world-building, and gathering gameplay loop that I find horribly addictive. I feel I visited another world for a little while (albeit one with equally dangerous and exploitative jobs.)
Good news: didn’t buy anything in the recent Steam Sale, despite several wishlisted games going on sale.
Bad news: haven’t made much progress with the backlog either.
Today I decided to roll up my sleeves and start one of my unplayed games: Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor. I like the world building in this quirky little game!
I’m on holiday in Finland, so managed to take a break from Fallout to start Burly Men at sea.
Speedy update time…
Beaten: The Last NightMary - A Lenda do Cabeça de Cuia
I loved the hand-drawn-ness of this short adventure, but I’m not really a fan of escape-the-monster so I only played this to one bad and one good ending. It’s the kind of story I’d rather watch or read about rather than play.
Beaten: The Mind of Marlo
A very, VERY short game, in classic point-and-click style. I was surprised to find that the game was voiced.
Beaten: Endless Fables 2: Frozen Path
OK, the design of this HOG has nothing we haven’t seen many times over, but I found this game very enjoyable. Sometimes I just want a decent HOG to while the time away.
DLC Time: Fallout 4
Current game is Fallout 4, as I’m finally having a crack at the DLC. This will take me a while as I’m starting with a new character in survival mode (at least until I wimp out.) Hopefully it’s not a bad idea, but thus far I’m finding it’s renewed the fun of playing the game.