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The never ending struggle of beating the backlog.

I intend to beat all the (acceptable) games in my library. This promise has taken me way too many years and is still in progress. I don’t intend to complete games. Aiming to get 100% rate is not worth it for me. Completing the main campaign (or similar) and getting as many achievements on the way counts as beating the game for me.

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January 2024

Still going through my leftovers from old bundles. Trying to avoid getting new ones, which is somewhat difficult as the currently ongoing soulslike bundle from Humble seems to alright. The problem is that any bundle increases backlog by couple months. Decisions.

Finished

Ghostwire: Tokyo

34.2 hours, 52 of 66 achievements

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Pretty good game with nice usage of its chosen theme, solid action and alright characters. It gets somewhat grindy in the late parts but that is the problem with all open world games with gazillion mini tasks to do.


The Wild at Heart

11.9 hours, 21 of 29 achievements

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Disappointment. It is a minion controller game (don't know the genre name). I have previously played Overlord series. There the puzzles felt more engaging, battle was fun, humor actually hit, and gameplay was engaging. This game has none of those things. It has cute visual style and that is mostly it.


Ongoing

ENDLESS™ Dungeon

12.4 hours, no achievements


Breathedge

15.2 hours, 16 of 54 achievements


Scarlet Tower

19.3 hours, 54 of 79 achievements


Progress

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5% (20/428)

December 2023

Time to switch year. Backlog counter increased from 383 to 425. Bars remained quite same so it was mostly playing games as they were added. The year included some big ones (e.g. Monster Hunters, Batman Arkham Knight), some long waited (e.g. Hollow Knight, Running with Rifles), some disappointments (e.g. Bloodstained, Dragon’s Dogma), and some surprises (e.g. Spiritfarer, Necrosmith).

The quest for the year 2024 remains the same: clear the backlog. Happy new year everyone!

Finished

God Of Weapons

26.6 hours, 72 of 93 achievements

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This one was a strange combination of VS clone and inventory management. Game consists of 15 short rounds and you get new slots based on how many levels you get on each round. More inventory means more stuff means more damage/buffs means easier game. Basic gameplay is good. Would be nice to have still some additional meta progression and more content e.g. enemies.


Nobody Saves the World

19.7 hours, 29 of 41 achievements

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You play as shapeshifting mage meaning you got a lot of different characters to choose from each having their own specialties. Nice idea but I found its implementation to be lacking. They could have squeezed more stuff from this. Story tries to be funny, and has its moments, but isn't that memorable. Drops into okay-ish category.


The Gunk

4.7 hours, 14 of 17 achievements

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Short action platformer with more emphasis on the characters. You play as space cleaner with a vacuuming hand cleaning out corruption dirt. Short enough as they clearly did not have ideas for more.


Batman: Arkham Knight

36.2 hours, 70 of 113 achievements

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Proper end for the trilogy. Everything is bigger and better. Same solid gameplay. You play as the dark knight, breaking bones of baddies and brooding all over the screen. Took me quite a while to finally play this one out after the first two.


Midnight Fight Express

11.7 hours, 25 of 40 achievements

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Had severe technical issues with this one that basically drained most of the fun. Finished the campaign, though. Fighting felt good but added gunplay kinda breaks the flow.


Graveyard Keeper

61.0 hours, 61 of 125 achievements

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Wow, this certainly took time. Core gameplay loop (one game day) goes so fast, and you got so many chores to do, that time easily flies. It is quite grindy but because of previous reason, it does not feel as heavily for a long time. Really well designed because as they got so much game time out of relatively little content.


Ongoing

ENDLESS™ Dungeon

2.4 hours, no achievements


Halls of Torment

25.8 hours, 213 of 254 achievements


Ghostwire: Tokyo

3.0 hours, 8 of 66 achievements


Progress

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8% (36/425)
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November 2023

Not that much gaming this month. Quite many good bundles also made backlog grow again, though they will keep popping more in the future when I activate them later on.

Finished

Journey To The Savage Planet

14.0 hours, 37 of 51 achievements

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It is an alright FPS with light shooting and medium platforming elements in it. Not too long and humor works.


Ongoing

Batman: Arkham Knight

10.8 hours, 11 of 113 achievements


God Of Weapons

12.4 hours, 46 of 93 achievements


Progress

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October 2023

Did not beat any pumpkins but got couple games off the list. No true horror games on it. Humble had couple good bundles lately so I guess my backlog is still increasing. Work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Finished

Monster Hunter: World

162.3 hours, 61 of 100 achievements

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Just called it quits with this one. Still had some extra missions left but the started to get very grindy. Good game and solid MH entry. Like Rise more than this one with more streamlined action, better UI, and some QoL improvements.


Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

17.6 hours, 38 of 45 achievements

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This one was a disappointment. Pretty much everything felt off. Did not like 2.5D graphics, UI is clunky with poorly written characters and story. Gameplay related to shards was an alright idea but too grindy. Market has much better metroidvanias available so skip this one.


Bounty of One

22.3 hours, 91 of 98 achievements

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A bit simple Vampire Survivors clone with limited content. It is wild west themed with co-op option, which made the game much more fun. I doubt would have enjoyed it as much as I did if I had played it solo.


Dreamscaper

34.9 hours, 39 of 45 achievements

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Okayish/good game of its genre. Some of the enemy animations felt weird that made parrying/dodging harder than it should have been. Story revolves around depression and human relationships. Nothing off in this but also nothing that special.


Trover Saves the Universe

5.9 hours, 23 of 27 achievements

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Rick and Morty without animation. Game started with some good gameplay hooks by having the game react to player actions. It was downhill from there. Gameplay is really simple and not that interesting. Story and voice acting should have the biggest draw but it sounds like four year olds doing improv. The quality is quite shitty. The game literally has a character giving a monologue about how much he loves shit. At least it doesn't take long to beat.


Ongoing

Halls of Torment

21.4 hours, 197 of 250 achievements


Vagante

7.3 hours, 9 of 44 achievements


Journey To The Savage Planet

7.2 hours, 17 of 51 achievements


Progress

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September 2023

MH is still hanging. Getting that DLC was certainly a blunder. :p BoO and Dreamscaper are almost done, just finishing last extra tasks. Vagante did surprise me with its difficulty. Playing it in co-op and it is brutal at places. Shopkeepers are scary. Next month (hopefully) pushes multiple games to the green.

Finished

Strange Brigade

11.6 hours, 25 of 60 achievements

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It is not a very good game. Story/humor is kinda wonky (trying with old British style) and combat doesn't feel satisfying. Puzzles were alright. In co-op it passes, like a B grade movie.


Ongoing

Monster Hunter: World

162.3 hours, 61 of 100 achievements


Vagante

3.3 hours, 8 of 44 achievements


Bounty of One

13.5 hours, 80 of 98 achievements


Dreamscaper

27.9 hours, 32 of 45 achievements


Halls of Torment

16 hours, 174 of 243 achievements


Progress

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August 2023

A bit different month. Couple weeks being sick so had more time to play. Still clearing my old bundle games list. This time games were quite fast to beat. Tried to play Ghostwire but haven’t still managed to get it running. Monster Hunter: World is still going on but getting near the end, hopefully, as I have now access to Guiding Lands and grinding towards last bosses.

Finished

MONSTER HUNTER RISE

100.6 hours, 31 of 100 achievements

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My first MH game since PSP era. It was quite different with a lot of QoL additions and gameplay changes. Also, a lot easier in my opinion because of those. Basically I beat the main campaign but some of the special monster were left alive. Maybe some other hunter will clear them.


Cat Quest

6.9 hours, 6 of 12 achievements

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Cute but ultimately quite bland action game. The slightly overstays its welcome because mechanics are so simple. If you are looking for colorful slashing game, this hits the spot.


Yes, Your Grace

7.4 hours, 21 of 35 achievements

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It is a simple game with basic gameplay loop requiring you to make (guess) correct option while managing couple resources. The story was better than I expected. Bonus points also for nice soundtrack.


Ziggurat

5.5 hours, 20 of 38 achievements

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Had this in my list for so long before I decided to install and try it. Was disappointed. Movement feels clunky and dodging properly is more difficult than it should be. Weapons aren't interesting and neither are the enemies. Game does not really give solid rewards that would make me want to try the next round, as is common with games in this genre. Graphics look like mess. Cannot really recommend this one as there are better options available.


RUNNING WITH RIFLES

16.6 hours, 25 of 45 achievements

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Another game I have been interested to try for years. Would have wanted to play this in co-op but friends weren't interested. Finally decided to beat it alone. It is actually quite fun, even solo. I liked the feel of bigger fights in being "just one cog in the machine". Would love to play more games like this e.g. being single fighter in fleet.


Ongoing

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

11.8 hours, 24 of 45 achievements


Halls of Torment

9.3 hours, 115 of 243 achievements


Monster Hunter: World

152.6 hours, 60 of 100 achievements


Progress

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July 2023

Had my summer vacation so that meant couple weeks on backlog clearing. Bought the DLC for MH so it has taken majority of gaming time.

Finished

Wall World

12.7 hours, 12 of 14 achievements

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From bone collection to wall digging this time. Rather simple but working gameplay and otherwise alright presentation.


Ongoing

Monster Hunter: World

96.6 hours, 45 of 100 achievements


Halls of Torment

7.6 hours, 98 of 201 achievements


Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

7.1 hours, 18 of 45 achievements


Progress

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June 2023

Finishing indie games from old (and new) bundles. Also categorized some games that had been long waiting for it which increased game count somewhat.

Finished

Sable

14.4 hours, 52 of 56 achievements

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Easygoing exploration game without combat. You wander around finding new locations and doing quests. And collect masks.


Hollow Knight

23.0 hours, 22 of 63 achievements

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Well done metroidvania which earns its positive reputation. Having quite heavy Dark Souls vibes thematically.


Curse of the Dead Gods

15.8 hours, 20 of 30 achievements

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Action game with lots of traps. Everything is quite well done but for some reason the core game doesn't feel pulling me in. Not sure why. Perhaps the progression system does not feel rewarding enough? Still have the last hard mission unfinished. Perhaps try them.


Slasher's Keep

21.2 hours, 17 of 30 achievements

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Okayish first person action RPG with the kick (sack in this game). Took me way too long to find out how to fill water bottles, which are really useful in the alchemy part. Movement feels clumsy and you get easily stuck in items. Combat is alright but doesn't feel that interesting.


Trials of Fire

18.6 hours, 21 of 31 achievements

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Card battler with grid map. Overall well made and polished game. I dislike the time limit aspect, though. Each movement in map consumes morale and hence gives you a deadline. Wander for too long and your adventures quit resulting in game over.


Ongoing

Monster Hunter: World

21.3 hours, 19 of 100 achievements


Progress

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May 2023

Continuing clearing my bought games backlog (slowly). Adding some games that I have bought, sometimes years ago. Guess I just want to avoid playing current backlog items in the library. :D Still a bit struggle keeping proper balance in achievement hunting. Both Dicey Dungeons and DungeonTop had way too much grinding that I somewhat managed to avoid. So looking a bit better.

Finished

Yakuza Kiwami

38.6 hours, 40 of 55 achievements

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I skipped this for a long time. Didn't have proper time for it but now finally finished it. It is a strange mixture of serious (main plot) and goofy (side quests) story telling with a bunch of mini games thrown in. Alright action game but nothing special.


Dicey Dungeons

26.9 hours, 28 of 53 achievements

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Didn't enjoy this one. The roguelike elements were not that interesting and basic gameplay is a bit too repetitive. Game is also quite hard on more difficult levels. Couple bad turns in row can literally end your run in the first enemy. On the plus side, each character felt different as they all had their own core system.


DungeonTop

19.1 hours, 23 of 39 achievements

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It was enjoyable game of its genre. Nothing too fancy or exceptional but core elements were alright.


Ongoing

Slasher's Keep

17.4 hours, 5 of 30 achievements


Progress

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April 2023

Started clearing extra backlog (items I have bought but not activated). Still got couple unbeaten games left in library but I seem to be avoiding them. Now trying to keep gaming a bit lighter and not hunting as many achievements as I used to. So far it has been going well. For example, Supraland and Steamworld Heist both had couple quite grindy achievements that I simply did not bother with. That one missing in Senua still stings, though.

Finished

Boneraiser Minions

24.9 hours, 135 of 179 achievements

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Haven't played that much this genre. Game is alright but I would prefer a bit more precise and modern visual style. Instead of personal skills, you mostly rely on your creatures to do damage. Classes do not feel that different as most of them use same creature list.


Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

8.9 hours, 13 of 14 achievements

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Gorgeous game though it is mostly a walking simulator with battle rooms dropped along the way. Game handled character psychosis as a main thematic component. It was a nice addition as I generally feel mental state isn't that well utilized in games.


Supraland

16.0 hours, 52 of 98 achievements

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Small and compact (in many ways) 3D metroidvania. Works well but characters are rather simple (stick figures) as is the story. Humor is either hit or miss.


SteamWorld Heist

16.6 hours, 23 of 47 achievements

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Tiled worms in space as bots. Pretty solid game of its genre.


Ongoing

Slasher's Keep

6 hours, 4 of 30 achievements


Yakuza Kiwami

9.9 hours, 10 of 55 achievements


Progress

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