Casual Achievement Hunter Zeruel’s profile

I’m a gamer that has a backlog of a few hundred games. I might be a passive player, but trust me, I’ll be working on my backlog slowly, but surely! :)

My current PC:
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (Quad-Core, 8 threads) 3.20GHz
Zotac’s Geforce GTX 1060 6GB, “AMP!” Edition
16GB RAM DDR4, 2400MHz

My previous PC:
AMD FX-4100 (Quad-Core) 3.60 GHz
Geforce GT 640 (1GB)
12GB RAM DDR3


Casual achievement hunter’s progress log #77


Beaten

Cuisine Royale

7.7 hours, 4 of 13 achievements
Reviewed on Youtube

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Basically a parody game that became the game it made fun of. But it is what it is, I guess. For a free game, it's totally serviceable.

Not the most reviewable game, but literally all games I've been playing are for reviews.



Completed

Antenna

0.8 hours, 5 of 5 achievements
Reviewed on Youtube

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It's as unremarkable as it gets. That's me saying it, knowing that it's free as well, so I'm even more lenient than with other games. It's like 15 minutes. But honestly, unless you're achievement hunting, you can have a way better time with other games.

A short 2 minute review I made for the game.


Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition

85.2 hours, no achievements
Reviewed on Youtube

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Honestly… Fallout 3 is a total disappointment for me. On surface it looks like an amazing RPG experience, but almost every aspect of the game is either lacking or straight up bad. In its time it made a big splash, but we have way too many alternatives that are just infinitely better.

49 minutes of me complaining mainly.


Fallout 3 - Operation Anchorage

0 hours, 0 of 0 achievements
Reviewed on Youtube

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While I heavily disliked Fallout 3's base game and how borderline illegal it is for it literally saying that they don't even give a basic guarantee that their software works, I actually liked Operation Anchorage. Some missed opportunities, but overall we're dealing with a good DLC!

Less complaining this time.



23,587 achievements (+21) 86 perfect games (+0) 43% avg. game completion (+0%)
1,498 games (+16) 1,768 DLC owned (+15) 172 reviews (+2) 919 wishlisted (+10)

14%
16%
18%
51%
1%

Casual achievement hunter’s progress log #76

The month when I was mainly playing games for my first month of Youtube reviews. Doesn't really help my backlog stats...


Beaten

Hitman

11.3 hours, 15 of 69 achievements

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Hitman was a fun ride, honestly. High production values, amazing level design and robust gameplay. But I'm not a huge fan of stealth games and unfortunately the social stealth system's a bit barebones for me.

I also made a review for it on Youtube. Spoiler-free, if you're interested.


Gemini: Heroes Reborn

3.6 hours, 18 of 21 achievements

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An fairly unknown rough gem. It's visually pretty great and the gameplay's really unique.

A reviewthrough of the game, if you're interested in getting through the game is 12 minutes instead of 3.5 hours :D


Metro: Last Light Redux

32.0 hours, 40 of 49 achievements

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Last Light compared to 2033 has less focused design, a more simple story, but also higher production values. I'm not sure which game I like more, but overall they're both really great.

A more of a rant style video about some specific aspects of the game. I don't really recommend watching it, unless you're a fan of the game or want some background noise.



Completed

Saints Row 2

28.1 hours, no achievements

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A total classic in the open-world games. But also a horrible port. It's barely playable. But I used Gentlemen of the Row, so the 25fps on average turned into 40fps average. Below standards still, but at least playable.

The longest and most elaborate review I've made so far. Really proud of this one!.



23,566 achievements (+45) 86 perfect games (+0) 43% avg. game completion (+0%)
1,482 games (+12) 1,753 DLC owned (+8) 170 reviews (+7) 909 wishlisted (+19)

14%
16%
18%
51%
1%

Casual achievement hunter’s progress log #75

The month when I was always playing games. And when I started a Youtube channel for video game reviews. Ah the cringe!


Beaten

The Technomancer

27.7 hours, 25 of 40 achievements

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Focus and Spiders both are known for clunky RPGs. This is probably one of the most polished game they've released though, which is nice.

As a sequel of Mars: War Logs, you play as a dude from the opposite faction.
Look, honestly, I find it hard to describe most things about this game, but here's what I can say.

The game's beautiful. It's jank that you can adapt to. I had a fair bit of fun, but the game has a lot of filler as well. It's a 18 hour game that has 9 hours of filler (approximately).

Oh, the review I wrote for it.


Hidden Folks

3.6 hours, 5 of 7 achievements
Beaten as part of the August Monthly Theme

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The folks are hidden and finding them is not always as fun as you might think.

Hidden Folks takes the "Where's Waldo" concept and slightly expands on it by making larger areas and making them interactable. The real issue however comes in with the visuals being monotone and everything being so cluttered. I had a headache twice during the 3 hours that I played. It kind of just abuses your eyes a lot and I just can't approve of it.
Also, the way you find some people is a bit annoying. Sometimes you have to find insanely small details hidden underneath a random cluster of same-looking clutter. So for example, you need to interact with like 20 clouds in the same place just to find some small item. It's no longer that fun type of "Do you notice the detail", instead it's more of a "Can you be bothered to click on 50 items to search them to find whatever you need."

The images are cute however and I don't regret my time with this.

Also, you need a DLC to get all of the achievements, which is genuinely just malicious business practice.


Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

7.9 hours, 19 of 60 achievements
Beaten as part of the August Monthly Theme

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I'm surprised how great this game looks.
The gameplay's definitely a bit simple and repetitive, but I enjoyed the game regardless.


Prey

44.4 hours, 25 of 58 achievements

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A total fucking banger of a game, honestly. Arkane's done it again! I beat the game twice, thinking I got all the content out of it, only to find out that there's a fair few things I could've also done.

Prey's totally worth it if you're like me and want an experience where you're dropped in a new setting and make you try and figure things out, turning from prey to predator in the hostile environment.


Tropico 5

47.0 hours, 30 of 70 achievements
Beaten as part of the August Monthly Theme

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Another Tropico game. Yeah, the story's solid, but it's nowhere near as fun as Tropico 4. Regardless, it's done and I don't regret my time with it.


Firewatch

4.9 hours, 8 of 10 achievements

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A great walking simulator with a decent story. Sadly, the posed mystery isn't really answered satisfyingly and so it can leave you unsatisfied. Regardless, I still recommend this game.

EDIT: The review is done. Really proud of this one!


Metro 2033

13.8 hours, 18 of 48 achievements

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Finally finished it! It was a lot of fun, played through it twice, in fact.

The game's ridiculously gorgeous, which makes me confused as to why games often can't reach this level still.


Metro 2033 Redux

10.2 hours, 15 of 49 achievements

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Yeah… I liked Metro 2033 a lot… I beat this one twice as well. :)
Though, visually it's a bit underwhelming, yet still beautiful.

EDIT: The review is done. Thanks for all the kind words so far. I'm legit shocked that people are so kind and welcoming.


Metro: Last Light Redux

31.1 hours, 40 of 49 achievements

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Once again, 2 playthroughs. Yeah, I love Metro a lot! Basically 6 playthroughs of Metro in a month. A bit of a more simplistic entry this time. The gameplay barely evolves and the story's a total step down. Just overall, Last Light is definitely weaker than 2033. It's less interesting and compelling.

This one got me thinking enough to make me want to make a video review as well. As of now, there's 40 minutes of audio and 4000 words in the script. Even then, I held back a lot. The original plans would've made the script around 7000 words long…


Ferrum's Secrets: where is grandpa?

1.6 hours, 12 of 20 achievements
Won on Steamgifts.

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Wanted to get another Steamgifts win finished. This time, it was a short one. Ferrum's Secrets is a pretty weak Point and Click game with HOG minigames. The story's really boring and uninteresting and the gameplay's pretty weak as well. I don't recommend this game almost at all.


Genital Jousting

1.7 hours, 6 of 28 achievements

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Was gifted this a while back when I gifted the same game to my friend. But unlike him, I actually didn't really want it. So I'll be honest, I was a bit bitter about getting a gift like this. I bought it for him because he wanted it and he obviously bought it so he'd have someone to play with, not because I would be happy to get it. Regardless, a gift's a gift and I can't complain. I didn't expect anything in return, but it just didn't feel like a gift for me, instead a gift for him again.

We played the multiplayer and it was pretty boring. But I saw a story mode, so I didn't uninstall. So I finally went into it (8 months later) and I expected basically just bot matches with some basic story stuff added. Instead, it was a really fun and funny experience. An hour and a half of a legit story. No multiplayer garbage and instead this was a totally new part of the game.

EDIT: The review is done.



Completed

Legendary

5.8 hours, no achievements

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A Z-tier CoD wannabe. It's clunky, but it was decent enough to not make me want to die during those 6 hours.

My review


Tropico 3: Absolute Power

52.6 hours, no achievements
Completed as part of the August Monthly Theme

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GOOOOOOOOD MORNNNIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNG TROPICOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Basically this is the less flexible father of Tropico 4. No real imports, no quick builds, no convenience. But it's still a really fun game.


Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry

4.3 hours, no achievements

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It's a pretty decent Assassin's Creed IV expansion. Basically just a more compact version of the original.

My review


Grand Theft Auto III

12.6 hours, no achievements

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Basically a GTA game without the character around it. So, the story's very threadbare and also a bit uneventful. Yet, the game's still fun and entertaining.

My 2 minute long video review (I'm aware of the audio edit issue :D)


Fallout 4

255.8 hours, 84 of 84 achievements

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100%d!!!!!!! This marks another Bethesda game that I've 100%d! So far, I've got Fallout: New Vegas, Skyrim, Skyrim SE and now this. Sadly I don't have VR and Fallout 3 doesn't have actual achievements. Though, Fallout 3's been 100%d in-game as well.

Fallout 4 definitely made it the hardest to 100%.


Answer Knot

0.6 hours, 6 of 6 achievements
Free to Play

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Answer Knot was a fun ride. 45 minutes to tell a quick story.

STEAM review
VIDEO review



23,521 achievements (+195) 86 perfect games (+1) 43% avg. game completion (+1%)
1,470 games (+11) 1,745 DLC owned (+26) 163 reviews (+3) 890 wishlisted (+17)

50% never played (-1%)
18% unfinished (-1%)
16% beaten (+1%)
15% completed (+1%)
1% won’t play (+0%)

Casual achievement hunter’s progress log #74


Beaten

Creeper World Anniversary Edition

13.7 hours, 21 of 39 achievements

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Well, people recommend the third game, but I always want to start from the beginning, so I went for the first game (plus it was way cheaper as well).

It's definitely one of those "Easy to learn, hard to master" games, with simple mechanics, but also any harder mission will definitely make you think for a bit. Overall, the story didn't really capture my attention too much since nothing really happened. But I've heard it gets better as games go on, so I still cared enough to keep an eye on it. If you crave a game like this, then even paying the full price would be worth it since it's only 5€.


Infested Planet

7.3 hours, 22 of 36 achievements

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Happened to get two games that are similar, it seems. Not in terms of gameplay mechanics, but the general feel and structure of the game. A swarm comes in, you push it back in a war of attrition. Infested Planet's definitely the more "gamey" one of the two though, with Creeper World being more mechanical in nature.

Regardless, I really liked Infested Planet. Impressive stuff.


Paratopic

0.7 hours, 9 of 20 achievements

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A fascinating horror-suspense game that blows its load in the first 40 minutes and then quickly runs away and flashes the credits. This is a good Act I for a horror game. But you can't get away with making an incomplete game by saying it's "experimental" or whatever else. It's disappointing, since this actually would have a lot of potential. But I guess it's easier to just not work on it as much and say it's intentional and charge 5€ for it.

My review.


Hatoful Boyfriend

0.8 hours, 1 of 16 achievements

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I don't want to give this shit more of my energy. It's badly made and it's a wide puddle that's extremely shallow.

My review.


POSTAL 2

17.1 hours, 38 of 89 achievements

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Who knew edginess could be so dull and bland?

At least I got through this.

My review.



Completed

Cars

5.4 hours, no achievements

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You know what it is and you know if you'd like it or not.

I'll tell you this much, I played it as a kid and loved it. I played it now as an adult and while I still enjoyed it, I enjoyed the gameplay itself much less. Radiator Springs looks lovely and it's still fun to play.

If you want a more in-depth review, then I recommend this video.


Assassin's Creed Liberation

12.5 hours, no achievements

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For a PC port, Liberation HD is underwhelming. Though I don't know if it deserves "Mostly negative" recent reviews. Regardless, the story was decent, the gameplay was a bit more robust than AC3 and when taken in context of what it actually is, a handheld game, it's pretty impressive. Would I have it on a handheld system, I'd be way more impressed, but since I'm on PC, I'm not happy with this one. I'm glad I got it done with.


Watch_Dogs 2

38.6 hours, no achievements

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Yeah, I personally really like Watch_Dogs 2. It's a visual marvel, the world's one of the best ones created, from what I've experienced. The gameplay's really robust and all the story elements (including characters) are really charming and fun. There's a fair amount of ludo-narrative dissonance, but it's mainly only created by the player if they choose to and also the story's not very focused. But that doesn't mean the story's bad. All the aspects are great.

My review.


For Honor

6.6 hours, no achievements

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Third Ubisoft game in a month. Yeah, kinda on a kick on AAA, high fidelity games.

I never played the multiplayer since it's not really for me and I've heard the community's such garbage that it frightened me off even more.

So I played the campaign and I must say that while the story itself is garbage, everything else was really fun for me. Its beautiful scenery, great animations, satisfying gameplay and a cool world have convinced me to want more single-player content for the game.

Plus, the game's perfect for screenshots. I'd check them out if you're interested.


Tracks - The Train Set Game

0.8 hours, no achievements

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It's an endless building game, but I felt like I got all I could out of it in that 0.8 hours.

I don't know… it's pretty and it will bring a lot of fun for a lot of people, but I think it's really niche and that it's lacking in customizability. The grid for placing items is really rigid and all the parts are really mismatched, so you can never great something truly awesome. When you look at the game's screenshots, you'll see nice things, but having played it, I can already see how shallow it really is if you move the camera even a little bit. It's just too shallow for me.

It'll get a full release in 20th of September 2019. Their last update was a hotfix for the entire month of June. If they're just fixing bugs at this moment, then it just won't improve in the ways I want it to.



23,326 achievements (+86) 85 perfect games (+0) 42% avg. game completion (-1%)
1,459 games (+9) 1,719 DLC owned (+2) 160 reviews (+5) 873 wishlisted (+6)

51% never played (+0%)
19% unfinished (+0%)
15% beaten (+0%)
14% completed (+0%)
1% won’t play (+0%)

Casual achievement hunter’s progress log #73


Beaten

Polygoneer

0.6 hours, 36 of 40 achievements

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I played it right after I got it from the free promotion, which is pretty rare.

Regardless, the game's pretty dope. Loved it for the 30 minutes or so I played it. Got a bit frustrated and decided to call it quits. Haven't felt the urge to play it since.


Castaway Paradise

8.0 hours, 24 of 40 achievements

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Basically a mobile version of Animal Crossing. I had fun with it, but it's pretty rough around the edges. Though I can see that some people might get almost addicted to it.


Aaero

1.3 hours, 22 of 92 achievements

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A fun spectacle. Overall, I'm not going to play any more of it after beating all the songs, but it was fun while it lasted.



Completed

Elizabeth Find M.D. - Diagnosis Mystery - Season 2

2.9 hours, no achievements
Won on Steamgifts

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This is one of those games I won when I didn't actually enter in giveaways for games only on my wishlist, instead entering randomly.

Anyways, it's 3 years later. Finally started playing it and honestly, it's decent. It's not amazing, but it's decent. It's a bit of a visual clusterfuck, but it's not like it looks ugly either. Other than the minigames, the gameplay's alright as well.

It's 3.79€ on sale. I personally still don't recommend the game. Instead, get it from a bundle or somewhere for cheap.


The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux

3.3 hours, 14 of 14 achievements

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A really good walking sim. Visually gorgeous, an intriguing story and overall pretty great gameplay, though the mines are a bit iffy thanks to a single part of the game. Regardless, I had fun and I would recommend the game to anyone who's interested in a walking sim. Though, as with basically any game, I recommend getting it on sale.


Leaving Lyndow

0.8 hours, 7 of 7 achievements

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Yeah boy, this one's awesome. Another walking sim, in this case. The game's gorgeous. So gorgeous in fact that I made one of my screenshots into my wallpaper.

It's a very short game, but it's also very cheap. 1.19€. I'd say it's worth that money.


Call of Duty 2

7.5 hours, no achievements

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A timeless classic, it seems. Well, as timeless as Windows 7 will be since the game doesn't run well on Win 10, needing you to use the compatibility mode. Regardless, on my fourth replay, the game's still as great as it was when I played it first.

Too bad the pricing's total garbage on CoD games. Get it from anywhere but Steam, I'd say.


Far Cry Primal

45.3 hours, no achievements

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Game'i sú. Haywa am shancha. Palhu goali. Mu shwada sa sú ayshta ta way am hesti gwéru shnar. Waka.


Starting the Game

0.3 hours, 18 of 18 achievements

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I wouldn't recommend it. The jokes can be entertaining, but the game's too weak overall. Review


Coffee Shop Tycoon

10.6 hours, 23 of 23 achievements

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Another game I don't recommend. It's simplistic and overall just really boring. Review



23,240 achievements (+184) 85 perfect games (+4) 43% avg. game completion (+1%)
1,450 games (+16) 1,717 DLC owned (+14) 155 reviews (+3) 867 wishlisted (+41)

51% never played (+0%)
19% unfinished (+0%)
15% beaten (+0%)
14% completed (+0%)
1% won’t play (+0%)

Casual achievement hunter’s progress log #72


Beaten

Fallout 4

229.3 hours, 70 of 84 achievements

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I've beaten the game once before and I personally really disliked it. But I was tempted to give it another shot, so I bought the Season Pass for like 13€ and gave it another shot and I must say I liked it. Most likely because I didn't treat this as a Fallout game. Instead I treated this as a post-apocalyptic open-world FPS game.

The expansions were pretty decent with me going against the grain and saying that Nuka-World was better than Far Harbor by a lot.
Far Harbor had the potential to be Point Lookout Redux, where everything's just improved. But alas, the strong start ended in a shallow experience that just wasn't interesting at all.

Nuka-World however… To start off, listen to this DLC's theme… yeah, a theme. No spoilers, 1 minute 18 seconds long. Legit good stuff. So now that you've listened to this, I'm guessing you already understand why this stands out. It's perfect to the Fallout world, it's appropriate to what it is (an advertisement to an amusement park). It teases all of its content. It makes jabs at real life equivalent parks and it shills itself to its parent company. It's legitimately a perfect theme for this DLC.
Visually it's colourful, yet also post-apocalyptic. It has distinct worlds, which allowed the level designers unleash their creativity. The story's solid as well and it's obvious there was a lot of love put into this. But with all this praise, there are issues. The management aspect the game introduces is inconsequential and makes the story accidentally very predictable. The impact the DLC has to the main world is really clumsy and it just doesn't fit into the world unless you specifically go out of your way to play as a raider, but then the main game doesn't support your existence. This DLC would be perfect in a true Fallout game. But in here, it's basically too innovative and too ambitious for its own good.


Kona

4.7 hours, 17 of 35 achievements

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I played through this while streaming it to 2 of my friends. We had enough fun with it.

You're basically investigating an event in an open world. In the first hour the weirdness factor is increased a fair bit and then the middle 2.5 hours is spent in a way where you basically don't even acknowledge anything, with the last 30 minutes being a sudden climax which isn't very interesting.
Some of the progression was pretty weird and I had to look up at a guide to figure out what I was supposed to do. The answer wasn't too logical either, so me and my friends were left kinda shittalking the game for 15 minutes because of it.

Overall it got our imaginations flowing and got us to speculate a fair bit and if a game can pull that off, then it's inevitably good enough to recommend.


Burly Men at Sea

0.7 hours, 5 of 25 achievements

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The game's not too great. I'll just leave my Steam review here.


Zombie Army Trilogy

9.0 hours, 39 of 68 achievements
Won on Steamgifts

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Total popcorn entertainment. Did I enjoy it? Yeah. Was it memorable? Barely. Was it visually nice? Yup.

I was positively surprised since I didn't think the game could handle hordes of enemies thanks to its originally slow and methodical gameplay. It mostly adapted well. Though I'll warn you, the bosses are a waste of time and ammo and they're just awfully boring to fight.


Sniper: Ghost Warrior

3.5 hours, 13 of 24 achievements

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The game's adorable. It's like if you let a kid design a game that they'd just love. Obviously, the kid took inspiration from Call of Duty.

It's a mess, but definitely a fun mess. With the 3.5 hour campaign, I'll say that I don't regret spending my time or money. But don't expect anything amazing. It's definitely a "so bad it's good" type of game.



23,056 achievements (+185) 81 perfect games (+1) 42% avg. game completion (+0%)
1,434 games (+12) 1,703 DLC owned (+20) 152 reviews (+1) 826 wishlisted (+32)

51% never played (-1%)
19% unfinished (+1%)
15% beaten (+0%)
14% completed (+0%)
1% won’t play (+0%)

Casual achievement hunter’s progress log #71


Beaten

Dishonored 2

24.7 hours, 19 of 50 achievements

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"I am back to reclaim what's mine" - That's pretty much the entire game summed up.

If you don't know what Dishonored is, then odds are you're not into this type of game anyways. Though, if that's not the case, then Dishonored is a first person stealth-action game with insanely good level design and very good environmental storytelling. The gameplay's smooth and the visuals are nice. Well, that's the first game.

As for the second game, this one's not as good as the first one. The visuals are less stylized, it doesn't even look better in any way, other than some textures. While it looks as good or worse, it also runs pretty badly, with small hitches and low framerates.
The new infection is formulaic, uninspired (since it's just like the first game, just a different creature) and the bloodflies are so boring.
The gameplay's not an improvement, but it's not worse either. Though this time the abilities are so boring that it unreasonably bothers me.

If you're desperate to play more Dishonored, then this will do.


12 Labours of Hercules IV: Mother Nature

11.8 hours, 12 of 22 achievements

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Eh, it's another 12LoH game.


Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

0.9 hours, 5 of 10 achievements

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Dear Esther has a bad reputation for being the first and also worst walking sim. The game that started the trend.

Personally, for me, it was engaging thanks to its short length and good visuals. Though, the story was purposefully vague and felt quite pretentious, so I didn't enjoy that aspect. It was worth my time.


Subsurface Circular

2.0 hours, 9 of 13 achievements

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Definitely the best of the three visual novel/walking sim styled games I played this month. (I got all three of them from a single trade)

While The Novelist focused on the story and Dear Esther focused on the visuals, Subsurface Circular hits a great balance between the two. It's a great visual novel that feels more dynamic than that. You're on a subway train as a robot and you question the robots who come on the train. They all have interesting writing behind them and it's fun to be a detective in such a setting. The game revolves around a single case you're given by another robot.

It's not some deep story like Dear Esther and it doesn't have consequences like in The Novelist, but damn is this game a good time. Highly recommend it!


DiRT Showdown

8.9 hours, 15 of 49 achievements

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It's a mediocre racing game that I played through solely to play Dirt Rally. Ironic that I haven't actually started playing Dirt Rally yet.

Skip Showdown unless you're like me and feel the need to play through games linearly in the franchise.


Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown

0.2 hours, 0 of 29 achievements
Won on Steamgifts

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The game croaked. It's dead.

Kinda sucks since I won it back when I didn't care what I won and only cared about the fact that I did, indeed, win. I gave it a shot, I guess.


Blade Symphony

1.0 hours, 8 of 26 achievements
Won on Steamgifts

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So I won it on SG when it still cost money. Now it's F2P. It's a bit buggy and like half the achievements don't seem to work. I had some fun, but I'll be honest, this game's not very good. The combat's quite bad and the visuals are crisp, but pretty dated overall. It was fun to play it for that 40-50 minutes, but since it's an endless game, I called it quits after the shine wore off.


Max Payne 3

10.9 hours, 14 of 67 achievements

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Such a good game! Definitely my favourite Max Payne game. It would be Max Payne 2 if it didn't have any of the Mona gameplay sections, since those involved escort sections and losing your entire arsenal multiple times.

That happens in Max Payne 3 as well (Losing weapons, not escorting), but it makes sense here. People say Max was too bleak, but I think it was the perfect amount. He was so over the top that it made sense. Max is a broken man by this point. Depression and superhuman abilities will present this result. Not sure what people expected.
The soundtrack was good as well (Especially TEARS by HEALTH) and the visuals are top notch. I would totally love to play a game that looks like the past Max sections (a.k.a. the snow and the gritty visuals). It's still gorgeous. It feels insane that a 256MB GPU could produce that quality. Currently we need 6GB for Kingdom Come: Deliverance (beautiful game, but definitely not 24x more beautiful).

This game's a fucking marvel.



Completed

The Novelist

1.4 hours, no achievements

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It's quite interesting overall. You're some ghost/spirit thing and you spend a summer with a small family, with the emphasis being on "The Novelist". You basically walk around the house, gather clues about the current situation and tell the Novelist who he should focus on (himself, his wife or his son) and once you decide, you skip some time, you find out what happened, see the reactions of those people, see some slight changes to the house and do it all again 3-4 times. It was an interesting experience. Luckily it was short as well. Had it been longer, I would've been more critical.



22,871 achievements (+105) 80 perfect games (+0) 42% avg. game completion (+0%)
1,422 games (+2) 1,683 DLC owned (+10) 151 reviews (+0) 794 wishlisted (-2)

52% never played (+0%)
18% unfinished (+0%)
15% beaten (+1%)
14% completed (+0%)
1% won’t play (+0%)

Casual achievement hunter’s progress log #70

Sorry for the irregular formatting. Every game has something. Was in a rush and didn’t have the time to fix the button/bar issue. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Beaten

Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ Expansion Pass

0 hours, no achievements

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So I actually separately bought an Expansion Pass… Shows how much I loved the original game. Going back to the game was awesome and I personally just loved it. Top tier stuff!


Layers of Fear: Inheritance

0 hours, no achievements

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Unlike Shadow of War's Expansions, the Layers of Fear DLC is a pile of shit. I hate it. It's so pretentious, it's badly designed and it's just unlikable.


Late Shift

1.6 hours, 4 of 20 achievements

A really fun movie that has a great illusion of choice. After finishing it, I kept thinking "What if I had done this or that differently…"

It's just really well made. Highly recommend it if you are interested in games like this.


DiRT 3 Complete Edition

18.5 hours, 17 of 60 achievements

What a great racing game. Started playing it to curb my desire for Dirt Rally. Was surprised at how awesome it is. The gameplay's top notch and the graphics were surprisingly awesome and they'd still hold up if released today.


Among the Sleep

2.0 hours, 1 of 10 achievements
Won on Steamgifts

A cute horror game with a realistic message. Happy to have won it.


Rytmik Lite Chiptune Synthesizer

0.5 hours, 8 of 11 achievements
Won on Steamgifts

It's a low-rate music kit. Got as many achievements as I could and quit because I just couldn't get the hang of the program.


Superflight

1.5 hours, 20 of 24 achievements

It's cheap, but it's polished. This definitely isn't a game for me, but at the same time, I can see many people just chilling out while playing this. I appreciate that this game exists and I appreciate its cheap price.


Prototype 2

18.3 hours, 39 of 43 achievements

Played right after I finished Prototype 1. Definitely a good game. Just not too sure if it's a good Prototype game.

My review if you're interested


Stikbold!

1.8 hours, 3 of 26 achievements
Won on Steamgifts

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I have such insane love for this insane game. The presentation is flawless, the soundtrack's so amazing that all of it is in my active playlist! The gameplay's hectic enough to be exciting and clear enough to never overwhelm you. A total masterpiece of gaming. Highly recommended!



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Dark Messiah of Might & Magic

12.3 hours, no achievements

People love this game. They love the combat and everything around it. Personally, for me, the combat was almost completely broken. Enemies barely reacted to you and the hitboxes were pretty unreliable. The platforming didn't always work like it should and the level design… fuck, it's bad.

I went back to the review that got me to play the game by MandaloreGaming (recommend his stuff btw) and the only thing that I saw I missed out on was the magic. The only thing about the magic was the ice and using it to slip enemies. Sure, it's nifty, but it's not enough to carry a whole game.
Funnily enough, my other favourite reviewer SsethTzeentach also made a review on it around a week I finished the game, which was the weirdest coincidence (Also recommend him). Well, he didn't really add much to what I might've missed, so it's obvious that the game just didn't click for me and that's it.


Flashing Lights

1.0 hours, no achievements

This game's bad. It doesn't even deserve the time it takes to describe why it sucks.

It lacks in any content and it's basically a just a tech demo.


Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

6.0 hours, no achievements

Two steps forward and one step back.

Better graphics and better gameplay overall.
But also, you have escort quests.

It's an improvement overall still. This time around I also cared about the story, which definitely surprised me looking back at it.


Assassin's Creed® III

28.4 hours, no achievements

The worst AC game I've played for sure. It's still really buggy. Looks great, but the world's uselessly massive and it's just frustrating to play.

Oh, also the DLCs were total garbage. Funny thing is that I was the last person to review all of AC3 Tyranny of George Washington DLC's episodes before they were recently taken down for the re-release. So, I guess there's that.


S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

25.9 hours, no achievements

Ayyy, Stalker! Play my shitty game! Remember our adventures in Shadow of Chernobyl, comrade? Well, play this piece of shit too! You'll be surprised how a franchise can collapse like the Soviet Union!

The game's pretty damn bad.


Thirty Flights of Loving

0.5 hours, no achievements

I think my review explains it well enough.


TRIP Steam Edition

0.3 hours, no achievements
Won on Steamgifts

Once again, my review will probably explain it better than i could currently.


Fake Colours

2.0 hours, 7 of 7 achievements
Won on Steamgifts

I'm too dumb for this game. I did beat it, but I think the clunkiness and my own lack of skills at puzzles made this a frustrating experience for me.


Prototype

14.3 hours, no achievements

The game's really fun! Had a lot of fun playing this :)
Also, the first game I've beaten on the PC while playing only with a controller. It's great for controllers and truly the first game that's way worse on the keyboard.

My review if you're interested


Just Cause™ 3 DLC: Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass

0 hours, 0 of 0 achievements

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Another DLC I specifically bought. Definitely scratched my itch for Just Cause gameplay. Everything it adds is pretty useless or too clunky to be fun to use. The stories all three DLCs add are fine overall. Luckily they add new areas and two of them are also quite unique, so they were fun to do, though they weren't too well thought out.


EMMA The Story

0.2 hours, no achievements

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Cheap, gorgeous and just a nice experience. Plus, the free soundtrack is very good.

In case you're interested in my review


Great eSports Manager

8.0 hours, 18 of 18 achievements

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A fun, satirical game. It's pretty shallow overall, but it was an entertaining romp while it lasted.



22,766 achievements (+259) 80 perfect games (+2) 42% avg. game completion (+0%)
1,420 games (+27) 1,673 DLC owned (+168) 151 reviews (+13) 796 wishlisted (-67)

52% never played (+0%)
18% unfinished (-1%)
14% beaten (+0%)
14% completed (+1%)
1% won’t play (-1%)

Casual achievement hunter’s progress log #69

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Beaten

Black Mesa

9.1 hours, 9 of 25 achievements

I played the whole game across the span of multiple months. Personally, I didn't enjoy it. The environments were confusing a lot of the time and it was overall a very unpolished experience. It tried to expand itself to be like a Half-Life Remastered. It ended up being a Half-Life Student Project.


Rogue Legacy

17.5 hours, 14 of 29 achievements

I remember when this game was really interesting to me. Gradual progression across deaths, parts of castles, rising above the game's systems and so on. So when I played it now… it didn't hold up. The controls were a bit loose and it felt like the monsters became a bit too unfair in some room layouts. Sometimes I couldn't even get to them because they were literally in walls. Overall, I beat it, but if I wasn't watching TV shows during it, I wouldn't have even gotten halfway through it.


PAYDAY 2

573.7 hours, 873 of 1130 achievements

It's finally finished. The story's wrapped and updates are basically done. Payday 2 is finally over. Good riddance. Mind you, I love this game. There's a reason I've got 873 achievements and 573 hours on it. But the Diesel engine just couldn't keep up with the advancements with technology. Anything more complicated than a basic level with a small amount of clutter would slow the game down and mess with it a lot. Well, I returned to the game to see how bad it really got. I'll be honest, it was better than I thought it'd be. I played a load of new heists, met people, listened to the soundtrack and just spent a lot of time.

Play Payday 2. It's worth a try.


I Can't Believe It's Not Gambling GOTY Edition

9.1 hours, 25 of 29 achievements

It's a dumb joke that I thought would be more interesting. It wasn't. Don't get it. It's shallow and repetitive. Some might say that that's the point of it. I'd say that it's a cop out answer. If you make trite, then you make trite. You're not better than them if you make self-aware garbage. Garbage is garbage after all.


Kingdom Come: Deliverance

89.2 hours, 22 of 71 achievements

Words will never do this game justice. I'm obsessed with this game. It's amazing and fucking great. It's also way too glitchy. But damn is it good. I love this game so much. I'm writing in short and simple sentences because otherwise I'd create extremely long, incoherent run-on sentences that last for 15 lines because I genuinely find it hard to put my love for this game into words.

It's just good. Probably my favourite RPG now. I'm excited to see what the next 2 games in this trilogy will hold. And for the first time in a while, I'm actually really excited to buy DLC for this game.

If you like RPGs, you need to have a look at this game to see if you'd maybe like this.


Mafia III

37.0 hours, 38 of 85 achievements

I'm conflicted on this game. On one hand, this game's genuinely great and I had a load of fun with it. On the other, this is not as good as some parts to Mafia II.

If you're interested in getting more info, check out the review I wrote for Steam: https://steamcommunity.com/id/zeruel132/recommended/360430


Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

8.7 hours, 28 of 108 achievements

I pushed my way through the story for this game to prepare myself for Vermintide 2. This game isn't that great though. Especially alone. It's got great aspects to it like the visuals and the setting, but it doesn't really capitalize on either. Haven't played Vermintide 2 yet, but I do hope it gets better.


Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition

73.4 hours, 25 of 188 achievements

It's a Total War game. It's the same game over and over again with new historical settings, visual updates and rosters that'll make you switch up your battle strategies. But overall it's the same game once again. I like the Total War franchise. I might play another one in around 6-12 months.


Duke Nukem Forever

8.4 hours, 29 of 62 achievements

Literally finished this one up around 40 minutes ago.

It's alright. It really is. The hate behind it was overblown. Shocker, I know. If you own it, give it a shot. Just don't expect a great game.



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Fallout: New Vegas RU

162.3 hours, 75 of 75 achievements

I finally 100%d it. I pulled myself together, did an NCR run, found all the nukes in Lonesome Road and played Caravan. I definitely forced this run. But I couldn't stand seeing the 69/75 achievements on this masterpiece.



22,507 achievements (+410) 78 perfect games (+1) 42% avg. game completion (+0%)
1,393 games (+25) 1,505 DLC owned (+85) 138 reviews (+4) 863 wishlisted (-172)

52% never played (+0%)
19% unfinished (+0%)
14% beaten (+0%)
13% completed (+0%)
2% won’t play (+0%)

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Beaten

60 Seconds!

1.7 hours, 17 of 56 achievements

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A great concept that's as shallow as a thot on Tinder.
The artstyle is lovely. The first playthrough was successful for me and after that, the second playthrough felt like a clone of the first one.

Not sure if I regret getting this or not. I really wanted to get it, so I guess I just had to experience this disappointment.


Hitman: Absolution

15.2 hours, 32 of 47 achievements

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My 3rd attempt at playing this. It clicked this time as well. It was amazingly fun. Felt smooth, cinematic and it basically was the perfect Hitman game for me. I know it was restrictive for many, but for me, it felt streamlined in a way that made those that weren't good at stealth actually felt welcome to the game. Something that Codename 47 and Silent Assassin never did.

Just overall, this was great fun and I might return to it some day.
Though, I still have the 2016 Hitman Full Experience to look forward to. I'm looking for a bit more complexity which isn't as alienating as the first two games.


Beat Cop

11.1 hours, 24 of 32 achievements

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This is one of those games that just gets me really frustrated when trying to talk about it because it's so damn good. Everything gets me excited about it.

The artstyle? Lovely. Truly smooth and just satisfying to look at.
The soundtrack? It's lacking in the amount of tracks, but it's so well made. Every track is top notch.
The sound design? Probably the most immersive I've had. Gives the game life and personality. Really great.
The story? It's no Breaking Bad, mind you. But it's so interesting in its context. It's minimalist, but it's not even the main storyline that matters, it's everything else around it. There wasn't a single day that was lacking in some progress or even a whole side story. It was entertaining and that's what matters.
The gameplay? You've got your hands full. It's satisfying to be an efficient police officer who does his routine, while still doing everything that's more unique, like investigating crimes, responding to calls, talking to the locals and listening to the music that plays at the local Jewish deli.
The controls? Well, I think that's the only real gripe. It's a point n' click movement system. But I also think that it makes sense in this game. You'll get used to it, no doubt about it.

Can't recommend it enough. I'll definitely play this one again some day!


Punch Club

17.3 hours, 36 of 47 achievements

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Good soundtrack and sleek presentation.

Nothing else. All flash and no substance. Not much else to say. I didn't enjoy my way through it and I'll admit that I did cheat a bit to skip the grind at the end of the game, since it was just too tedious otherwise. It would've been around 7 hours of extra grind. This game doesn't respect you and the developers didn't respect the game. I'd stay away from it.


Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

10.6 hours, 32 of 88 achievements
Won on Steamgifts

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Most who say the single player campaign for this is bad haven't played this. It has to be the case.
This is the most innovative CoD campaign in years.

A great soundtrack, breathtaking visuals (yes, really), great characters (except the main villain), even better acting (except for Jon Snow, who is only good as Jon Snow because the character is just as wooden as he is), a lot of variety and so on.

This isn't perfect. It just isn't. A bunch of issues come from small bits and pieces. But this was just such a beautiful experience that I can't even believe that those who just completely hate this thing actually tried it. Instead, I think it's just a bandwagon reaction that came from the hatewagon for the trailer and first anti-CoD reactions when the game came out.


Oxenfree

4.5 hours, 4 of 13 achievements

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Objectively a good game, but it just didn't do it for me.
The story was gripping until I had to leave. But when I got back home, I had no desire to continue. The end was also totally mediocre in my eyes. I get what they were going for, but it just felt weak.

Not much else to say.


911 Operator

6.2 hours, 10 of 15 achievements
Christmas Present <3

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When I unexpectedly got this game for Christmas, man was I hyped. This just looked like the perfect 911 game for me. Something that I was hoping for in This is the Police being realized here. And basically it was.

A great game to play. But it did get boring after I finished the campaign. It got so stale that I couldn't even play a single custom game after it.



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Watch_Dogs

30.5 hours, no achievements

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A solid game. Downloaded the mod that enabled most of the PC effects and the game looked really nice, even for today.

The story was pretty meh. The whole niece angle wasn't a good idea, but it worked for me since it definitely activated something in me since it's the whole brother-sister protection thing. It helped me get immersed in the story. But they were just gone most of the time. A secret vigilante defending his only family members would've been really damn cool in my opinion. Maybe connecting the side missions (which were really good btw) to the main story to an extent by having your family reacting to it would've been awesome.

A lot of potential that wasn't capitalized on. But whatever. I still had a pretty good time in general, though the T-Bone DLC was a bit too much for me since I got tired of the game around 70% into the main story.



22,097 achievements (+427) 77 perfect games (+0) 42% avg. game completion (+0%)
1,368 games (+24) 1,420 DLC owned (+38) 134 reviews (+0) 1,035 wishlisted (+6)

52% never played (+0%)
19% unfinished (+0%)
14% beaten (+1%)
13% completed (-1%)
2% won’t play (+0%)
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