2022 - 12 Month Pile Program

Welp. I don't know what to say. I'm trying, okay? May report.

Added:

  • We Were Here Forever (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - Played the other games with Pyxistyx and looking forward to playing this one with her too!
  • Moncage (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif) - It was on sale, and I had it on my wishlist. I can't remember why, but it looks neat.
  • Creaks (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif) - It was on sale, it's an Amanita game, 'nuff said.
  • Touken Ranbu Musou (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - I've been planning this purchase for months.

Finished:

  • Life Is Strange: True Colors (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif) - It was super good!
  • It Takes Two (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif) - Played it with a friend and really enjoyed it!

Dropped:
Still haven't done a purge like I'd planned. Hopefully soon, but... Yeah.

Played:

  • Touken Ranbu (Browser/Android) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - Saniwa 4 ever.
  • We Were Here Forever (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - We played twice and made some solid progress!
  • Touken Ranbu Musou (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - Can't wait to get back to it.

Remaining games: 54 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) (51 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif))
Progress (Games): 10 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif) + 0 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/null.gif) - 7 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif) = 3
Est. remaining hours: 662 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) (631 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif))
Progress (Est. total hours): 210 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif) + 0 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/null.gif) + 16 played IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - 82 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif) = 144

Backloggery is at 12. Definitely a step back. I'm just... Very frustrated. I'm not getting as much game time as I would like. And it's not going to get any better, with my apartment shut down due to construction and my rig sealed away for the next three weeks. Ugh, just... sorry, guess I'm in a "everything sucks" mood.

May: A month that felt calmer, and like I have been starting to get my life together. Plus a lot of gaming time, woohoo!

Added: 0

Finished: 3
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Actraiser: Renaissance (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Fire Emblem Three Houses (Switch) - FINALLY!
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/completed.gif)Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster (PC)

Completionism: 0 - I completed a couple of games, but didn't go back and try to platinum anything

Also Played:
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5) - From Chapter 4, last time, to Chapter 10, this time. I am LOVING this game.
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Endless Space 2 (PC) - Started a game, got about 100 turns in, hopefully I'll finish this one!
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) - made it to the 3rd major section of the game
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Sid Meier's Civilization VI (PC) - my wife got a new computer that can play this, so we've been doing multiplayer

Dropped: 0

2022 Progress: 3 [5 finished + 3 dropped - 5 added]

Current backlog state: IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)60/ IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)11

Goals for June:
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Endless Space 2 (PC) - finish one full campaign
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) - finish
Finish one other, short game

Goals for 2022:

Spoiler:

First, Do No Harm: Finish, or set aside, the games that I bought in 2021 and haven't gotten through.

  • Astro's Playroom (PS5)
  • Dungeon Encounters (Switch)
  • Humankind (PC)
  • Into the Breach (Switch)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS5) - postgame
  • The Outer Worlds (PS4)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS5)
  • Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) - In progress
  • Trials of Fire (PC)

Long Have I Waited: Finish these "project" games, which I've been wanting to finish but have never quite gotten there. 9 games, with 5 that I'm highly motivated to finish

  • Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (PC)
  • Cthulhu Saves the World
  • Endless Space 2 - in progress
  • Half-Minute Hero
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch)
  • King's Bounty: The Legend (PC)
  • King's Bounty: Armored Princess / Crossworlds (PC) - in progress
  • Tyranny (PC)
  • XCOM: Enemy Within

Why Haven't I Touched That?: pile games I'd really like to play:

  • Apotheon (PC)
  • Blackguards (PC)
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) - dropped!
  • Legend of Grimrock (PC)
  • Might & Magic 3: Isles of Terra (PC)
  • Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (PS5)

Completionism: 100% some of these:

  • Celeste (PS5)
  • FF VII Remake (PS5)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)
  • Persona 5 Strikers (PS5)
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Switch)
  • Untitled Goose Game (PS5)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Switch)
  • Valkyrie Chronicles 4 (PS5)

Two Games Enter, One Game Leaves: Two games come off the pile before one new game gets added. - Making progress towards this as an overall goal

GotY Contenders:

Spoiler:

Astro's Playroom (PS5)
Actraiser: Renaissance (Switch)
Indivisible (PS4)
Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)
Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
Sifu (PS5)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5)

May Report~

Added:
Bioshock: The Collection (Epic) (freebie)

Beat:
Life is Strange: True Colors (PC Gamepass)

Made Progress In:
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Steam)
Final Fantasy XIV (PC)

Being more honest with myself this month and acknowledging that I only have the headspace for 1-2 games at a time right now. So I canceled gamepass and I'm trying to beat Danganronpa V3 this week. I just got to the final chapter so that shouldn't be too hard. Gave the free trial for FF14 a spin which has been interesting since I've never played an mmo before. Want to spend more time on that.

Wait, scratch that. I just saw a pay $1 for a month of game pass get 2 free and I'm back on I guess for 3 months. Will I ever learn..?

May Update:

Added:
Golf Club Wasteland - quirky golf game that my son recommended

Completed:
Ghost of Tsushima
Golf Club Wasteland

Played:
- Crew 2 and Dauntless - both good co-op games to play with adult son on our game nights and also nice to just jump in and play 30 minutes before bed
- Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga - game to play with the younger group of children
- Legend of Zelda Link Between Worlds - slowly chipping away at this game when all other gaming devices are in use

Next up is probably Days Gone as a friend of mine wants to hear my feedback about that game, possibly more progress on Zelda and starting a Vita RPG. No big purchases coming soon--I'll wait for holiday sales to pick up Horizon 2. My younger kids have finally blown the dust off the Switch (untouched since a week after Christmas) but we're going to have to play the games that we have before diving into anything new.

Eleima wrote:

Oh we're doing the thing in January where we say what we plan to do in the year to come but then totally deviate from those plans? Look, listen... All I know is that y'all are totally gonna lose me in May when I fall down a deep deep hole (though I bristle at TR being called a "card game").

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trueheart78 wrote:
Eleima wrote:

Oh we're doing the thing in January where we say what we plan to do in the year to come but then totally deviate from those plans? Look, listen... All I know is that y'all are totally gonna lose me in May when I fall down a deep deep hole (though I bristle at TR being called a "card game").

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Eleima wrote:

And it's not going to get any better, with my apartment shut down due to construction and my rig sealed away for the next three weeks. Ugh, just... sorry, guess I'm in a "everything sucks" mood.

So um, yeah.

Eleima wrote:
trueheart78 wrote:
Eleima wrote:

Oh we're doing the thing in January where we say what we plan to do in the year to come but then totally deviate from those plans? Look, listen... All I know is that y'all are totally gonna lose me in May when I fall down a deep deep hole (though I bristle at TR being called a "card game").

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Eleima wrote:

And it's not going to get any better, with my apartment shut down due to construction and my rig sealed away for the next three weeks. Ugh, just... sorry, guess I'm in a "everything sucks" mood.

So um, yeah.

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Yup, pretty much. It was so bad this evening, I couldn't even play We Were Here Forever with pyxistyx on the laptop!!! Guess I'm going back to visual novels... Which, to clarify, isn't a bad thing, but it's just all around frustrating.

Well, just put the finishing touches on the last game I'll be completing this month, so, here's how June gets tallied for me. Some sales and impulse buys took place, but all in all, I made good progress.

Beaten/Completed:

The Adventure Pals (PS4)
Inscryption (PC)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (PS4)
The Bureau (PS3)
Fantasy Life (3DS)

Added:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (PS4)
Tails of Iron (PS4)
Kaze and the Wild Masks (PS4)
Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between (PC)
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan (PC)
Haunt the House: Terrortown (PC)
Battle Axe (PC)
Jenny LeClue - Detectivu (PC)
Nine Witches: Family Disruption (PC)
Shantae and the Seven Sirens (PC)
Clan O'Conall and the Crown of the Stag (Switch)
Pokemon Shining Pearl (Switch)
Pokemon Arceus (Switch)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice (3DS)
Aeterno Blade (3DS)

Another very slow month.

Purchased:

  • PS5
  • Horizon Forbidden West (came with said PS5)
  • Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak (PC/Steam)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (PC/Epic)

Completed:

  • Astro's Playroom (PS5)
  • Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster (PC/Steam)

Dropped:
None

Played:

  • Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3 Portable (PSP) - I got stuck early in P3FES and switched to P3P instead. Being able to resume Tartarus at the floor I was at makes Portable a thousand times better than FES. Too bad about that exploration and the anime cutscenes.
  • Golf Club Wasteland (PC/Steam) - Depressing, I can't play this more than a few minutes at a time.
  • Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)

Planned purchases for the year:

  • Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak (PC) - Purchased
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 (PC) - Purchased
  • Waiting for an Atlus sale on the 3DS eShop to buy a bunch of stuff for potential future play
  • Monster Hunter Rise (PC) - Purchased
  • Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster (PC) - For the JRPG game club
  • Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch) - Delayed to next year

Ramblings:

Another slow month. I was not planning to get a PS5, but I found one randomly, so I bought it. I've only been playing PS4 games with it so far, and I love playing Monster Hunter World at 60 FPS (and with very short load times).

June Report~

Added:
Wolfenstein: The New Order (Epic) (freebie)

Beat:
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Steam)

Made Progress In:
Final Fantasy XIV (PC)
Metroid: Zero Mission (Wii U VC)
Chicory: A Colorful Tale (Switch)

Woof. I started a new job in a different department at work that's totally out of my wheelhouse. It's been exhausting learning everything so not as much energy to game. Hoping this new job will be better for my health compared to my last one once I get settled.

As for what I did, I finished Danganronpa V3 at the start of the month. I also played another session of FF14 were a friend showed me around and drove me to all the warp points so I could attune to them. And I had a couple sessions of Metroid: Zero Mission and Chicory. Enjoying both those games. Chicory especially since it's a jolly co op game. Playing with my sister who's a more casual gamer.

June Report:

Added:
Nobody Saves the World - saw this on sale and read lots of good things about it
Lost Sphear - on sale and have been told this is a RPG that my kids could play so win-win!

Completed:
Nothing!

Dropped:
Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds - I cannot force myself to play this game any longer--so boring and not fun. Whenever I think about it, I find something else to do like clean the oven or scrub the toilets so this game is being dropped. Two games left on the 3DS (Bravely Default and Fire Emblem) so hopefully there is a winner in one of these two and then I can retire this console.

Played:
- Days Gone - the gameplay loop is okay but it feels like I am doing a lot of back and forth on the motorcycle. It's fun enough to do the missions and side quests but too much time in between. Hopefully things open up more soon?
- Crew 2 and Dauntless - both good co-op games to play with adult son on our game nights and also nice to just jump in and play 30 minutes before bed
- Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga - game to play with the younger group of children, now trying to get 100%

Some traveling and work projects have meant less time for gaming but July should be a little better there. I'll start either Bravely Default or Vita RPG for my mobile game this month.

June IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.amazonaws.com/source/skype/289/rainbow_1f308.png)

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Beaten IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.amazonaws.com/source/skype/289/chequered-flag_1f3c1.png)

  1. None.

Jettisoned IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.amazonaws.com/source/skype/289/fire_1f525.png)

  1. Citizen Sleeper (XSX) IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/facebook/65/green-heart_1f49a.png)
    • Not a fan of where the story begins and I'm just not here for that. IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/240/joypixels/291/robot_1f916.png)

Added IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/google/313/t-rex_1f996.png)

  1. Citizen Sleeper (XSX) IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/facebook/65/green-heart_1f49a.png)
  2. Life is Strange: True Colors (XSX) [15hr] IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/facebook/65/green-heart_1f49a.png)
    • Really enjoying the character of Alex; I relate to her a lot. IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.amazonaws.com/source/skype/289/sparkling-heart_1f496.png)
    • Even bought the DLC for costumes and Steph extras.
  3. Sniper Elite 5 (XSX) [12hr] IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/facebook/65/green-heart_1f49a.png)
  4. Until You Fall (VR)
  5. Wolfenstein: Youngblood (XSX) [11hr] IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/facebook/65/green-heart_1f49a.png)
    • Loved the vibe of the trailer.
    • Sounds like it's a lot of fun solo as long as you aren't a completionist.

Learned IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/apple/285/face-with-monocle_1f9d0.png)

  1. Nothing.

Legend IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/facebook/304/information_2139-fe0f.png)

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IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/google/313/floppy-disk_1f4be.png) = Cartridge version

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All these June wrap-up posts are making me nervous. I think I'm on track to finish a game tonight or tomorrow so I can put it on the board. I still have time!

Agathos wrote:

All these June wrap-up posts are making me nervous. I think I'm on track to finish a game tonight or tomorrow so I can put it on the board. I still have time!

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I mean I beat TMNT once so that one won't ever end up on the pile.

Finished God of War and it was amazing.

Otherwise limited progress this month.

Wont finish the new (and so far really good) game, Tunic, which I started recently, so

Finished:
Crystal Project - in a tough fight with Elden Ring for GOTY, didn't see that coming
Fell Seal

Played:
Blasphemous
Tunic

Added:
Octopath Traveler

Agathos wrote:

But there's nothing on my release radar for the month, barring the chance of a surprise drop during not-E3...

Narrator: It was Neon White, to say nothing of the Steam sale.

Finished

  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • Black Book - Made it, with a day to spare! I needed that win, as the queue keeps growing.

Started

  • Neon White
  • River City Girls
  • VTOL VR

Progress Also Happened

  • Nobody Saves the World
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Returnal
  • Death Stranding

Paused

  • Nothing! I played a little bit of everything in this section so I could decide what would be...

Jettisoned (For Now)

  • Crusader Kings 3 - The Strategy Game club is moving on. This will be back some time, just not soon.
  • Elden Ring - It was fun for 40 hours, but my aimless wandering has become a little too aimless. Maybe I'll come back with a walkthrough in hand... someday.

In the Queue

  • CrisTales
  • Persona 5 Strikers
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Crying Suns
  • Slipways - I picked this up in the December Steam sale, then forgot to track it. Looks cool and I hear good things.

Other New Steam Sale Pickups

  • Teardown
  • Lost Words: Beyond the Page
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • OPUS: Echo of Starsong

Sigh. June report.

Added:

  • Yes, Your Grace (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Happy Game (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • Genesis Noir (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)
  • KeyWe (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)

There's a Steam sale, okay? Don't judge me.

Finished:

  • VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif) - This makes me happy. I really enjoyed it, and I'm doing a NG+ to get all the cheevos, though I'll never beat that #[email protected]'ing game on the console in Jill's apartment. It's so good. It's going on my GOTY list and I can't wait for the sequel.

Dropped:

  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/null.gif) - I'd gotten it for the GWJ adventure game, and I've played it before.
  • Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/null.gif) - Let's face it, it's been on my pile since 2014.

Still haven't done a full purge like I'd planned. Hopefully soon...

Played:

  • Touken Ranbu (Browser/Android) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - SPECIAL INVESTIGATION RERUN, FINALLY!!!!! Gonna get me some Chougi.
  • We Were Here Forever (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - One more session with Pyxi.
  • Touken Ranbu Musou (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - Only played once this month.
  • KeyWe (Steam) IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif)IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - I'm playing with my ER doc friend, and it's adorable. It's like Overcooked for two, but kiwis sorting mail in Australia.

Remaining games: 55 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) (52 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif))
Progress (Games): 11 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif) + 2 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/null.gif) - 11 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif) = 2
Est. remaining hours: 645 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) (620 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif))
Progress (Est. total hours): 222 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif) + 11 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/null.gif) + 16 played IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif) - 88 IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/new.gif) = 161

Backloggery is at 12. So no progress per se, but that's okay. This month has been rough. Really rough. I only moved back in on the 16th, and got locked out that very evening (it's a long and painful story that ends with me getting to bed no earlier than 2:30am). I've had very little energy, and my time has been taken up with stuff that just... ugh. The less said about that, the better. I've cut the dead weight and am looking forward to July.

PS. This is literally the only thread I post in anymore, I love it here. <3

Eleima wrote:

I've had very little energy, and my time has been taken up with stuff that just... ugh. The less said about that, the better.

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Eleima wrote:

PS. This is literally the only thread I post in anymore, I love it here. <3

Awww! IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/240/apple/325/melting-face_1fae0.png)

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And I love you and your Taylor gifs.

Start: 43

Added 3:
Robotics;Notes Elite (2020) (PS4)
Robotics;Notes Dash (2020) (PS4)
A Plague Tale: Innocence (2019) (PS5)

Dropped 1:
Astral Chain (2019) (Switch)

Beat 3(4):
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (2020) (PS4)
Dragon Quest VIII (2017) (3DS)
*Citizen Sleeper (2022) (Game Pass)
A Plague Tale: Innocence (2019/2021) (PS5)

Played:
*Final Fantasy VII (original) (1997/2015) (PS4)
*Master Chief Collection: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Game Pass)
Persona 5 Royal (2020) (PS4) [Real time project]

End: 42
* = played via subscription service

Thoughts:

Spoiler:

6 months! This is the longest I've ever stuck with one of these threads.

Well, I'm surprised the damage wasn't worse. I had some serious retail therapy temptations this month. I decided that I do, in fact, still like to read VNs, and so needed a few more in my backlog.

I also subscribed to Game Pass, because, why not... And I'd been curious to replay the original FF7 since the remake was announced. Now with the second part revealed, I finally started that up. I owned it on Switch but decided to look for the PS4 version. I could upgrade my PS Plus level for the same price as FF7... so now I have two subscriptions going. Anyway, I decided, as far as these backlog reports go, I'm not going to "add" or "drop" games I play on the subscriptions, just recount them as played or finished.

Finally, I dropped Astral Chain. I can see a lot of good things about it, but something about Platinum games... I never seem to stick with them to the end.

June: Too damn hot, let's say inside and play some games! (July will be as bad or worse, here)

Added: 5 - I fell victim to the Switch summer sale! There are so rarely discounts, and so many games I've wanted to play
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Overcooked 2 (Switch) - for a group game night
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (Switch) - for the JRPG Club
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Unpacking (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)Death's Door (Switch)

Finished: 0

Completionism: 0

Also Played:
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5) - Now up to Chapter 12, plus I've finished a lot of optional content - especially including the Sotenbori battle arena, the vocational school, the management sim
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) - Temple of Eternity! inching closer
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Sid Meier's Civilization VI (PC) - more multiplayer with my wife

Dropped: 0

2022 Progress: -3 [5 finished + 3 dropped - 11* added]
* I forgot to add Actraiser: Renaissance (Switch) in February so this was wrong in prior months

Current backlog state: IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)65/ IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)12

Goals for Q3 2022:
So after buying a few new used games a couple months ago, and then binge-buying in the Switch store, I'm going to jettison the big list of goals I had laid out in my previous monthly posts. Instead, this is a list for just the next 3 months. After all, I really want to play some of these new games, not work down my old backlog. Finishing off all these new(ish) games would reduce my backlog by 9, so that's pretty good! (And, likely, still too much)

Done:

To do:
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Unpacking (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Endless Space 2 (PC)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Indivisible (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Sifu (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Death's Door (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (Switch)

GotY Contenders:

Spoiler:

Astro's Playroom (PS5)
Actraiser: Renaissance (Switch)
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (Switch)
Indivisible (PS4)
Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)
Overcooked 2 (Switch)
Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
Sifu (PS5)
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
Unpacking (Switch)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5)

July: Like I predicted, still too damn hot. And with August right around the corner, I'm not finishing anything else.

Added: 0 - Expected, after last month's Switch store buy-a-thon

Finished: 3
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Beat Bowser, got 250 moons, made it to the Dark Side of the Moon
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) - a long term project!
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5) - another project!

Also Played: 4
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Unpacking (Switch) - I think I'm in the 3rd or 4th space -- the one with roommates. This game didn't grab me as much as it did some other people here
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Death's Door (Switch) - I'm in in the dungeon of the second major boss
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (Switch) - for the JRPG / CRPG / Strategy Clubs. I'm at scene 32 of about 46 or 47, so roughly 2/3 of the way through.
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Stardew Valley (PC) - picked up a game-in-progress, and I'm nearing the end of Year 1

Dropped: 0

2022 Progress: 0 [8 finished + 3 dropped - 11 added]

Current backlog state: IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)62/ IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unplayed.gif)12

Goals for Q3 2022: Clear as many of these as possible:

IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/beaten.gif)Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Unpacking (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Endless Space 2 (PC)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Indivisible (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Sifu (PS5)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Death's Door (Switch)
IMAGE(http://backloggery.com/images/unfinished.gif)Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (Switch)

GotY Contenders:

Spoiler:

Astro's Playroom (PS5)
Actraiser: Renaissance (Switch)
Death's Door (Switch)
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (Switch)
Indivisible (PS4)
Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)
Overcooked 2 (Switch)
Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
Sifu (PS5)
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
Unpacking (Switch)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5)

July's end is coming around and, given my real world commitments and responsibilities, I doubt that I'll make any significant progress in any game before Monday rolls around.

Beat/Finsihed:

Tunic (PC)
Metroid Dread (Switch)

New/Added:

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch)
Live A Live (Switch)
Skeler Boy (PC)
Forgotten (PC)
The Well (PC)

Made Progress in:

Young Souls: really enjoying the game so far. Can see myself completing it during the first couple of weeks of August.
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark: Slow and steady for the Club. Will be picking up steam during August.
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition: Picked this back up after having stalled out on the Wii many, many years ago. This time it seems I will stick with it.
Live A Live: Been playing this in short spells. So far, it seems pretty unique (haven't had single battle after a few hours in the first scenario I chose, which is interesting) and the story up to this point has piqued my interest.

Once again, the last few days of the month find me bearing down toward the finish line for one game.

Some good progress, partly by abandoning a few games.

Finished:
Monster Sanctuary
Factorio
Tunic
Chrono Trigger
Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk

Played and dropped:
A Hat in Time
Blasphemous
Grand Theft Auto 5

Playing:
Loop Hero
Xenoblade Chronicles 3

I have made zero progress in any game this month.

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