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(B)
PC
Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade
An excellent expansion that adds a welcome amount of variety to the game.

Updated about 4 days ago

★★★★★
(U)
PC
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
A competent adventure game that relies a bit too much on red herrings and is disappointingly lacking in flavor text and nonessential interactions.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆☆★★★
(U)
Steam
Orion Trail Household
Playing this with my wife. It's Oregon Trail IN SPAAAAAAAAACE but with a sense of humor and some new mechanics. Great stuff.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆★★★★
(U)
GBA
Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun
Feels more like a rough first installment than a comfortable continuation of the series. Flawed, yet still more enjoyable than the last game.

Updated about 2 months ago

☆☆★★★

Flashman85's Status

(U) Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments.     (B) Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits.     (C) Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
203 (U)
  167 Unplayed  
82.3% of Unfinished
21.9% of Total
26.6%
54 (B)
7.1%
506 (C)
66.3%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  40 ?????         Master Runs  35 (M)
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Game Boy Advance 6 (U) 10 (B) 19 (C) 35 Total
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All Games 763 Total
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OH JOES! Developer Diary #6: Writing and Tran...

I don't play video games for the story. Story is a nice bit of seasoning you sprinkle on top to give the gameplay more flavor. I'm not opposed to story-heavy games (see: Chrono Trigger, Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic), but when i...

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about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Focus: Only playing one game
I'm also pretty longwinded which is the problem with my writing my posts for 12in12. They really should be "I finished this game it was good" but then I end up writing a paragraph or so about it before I stop myself. The only reason they end up as "mini" reviews is because I do a monthly recap and writing a full length review of all the games I played that month would be super draining.

Your list is definitely more manageable when you think of them as being combined categories, but still a lot more to keep up with than me. My categories are literally PC, PSvita, and that 1 DS game I still have but my DS is broke. I've thought about using Playnite to group together all my PC games for easier viewing but I've been playing my PC games on the Steam Link a lot lately so it makes no sense to use Playnite right now.

In the past I've also been an avid bundle buyer but I don't add any game that doesn't really look interesting to my Steam collection, I also keep my Steam games thoroughly categorized and I change up my categories every few months when I decide I'm bored with them which forces me to look at all my Steam games and learn about them again as I go.

Currently I have them set up to mimic backloggery so Completed, Beaten, Null, Unfinished, Unplayed, and a set of visual novels on the bottom listed by book genre. Normally I have Completed/Beaten as categories in any organizing I do to keep them separate. I've done everything from monthly themes, to interest level, to genre, to length of the game, to art style. It is more so done on a whim based on how I'm picking my games. Currently I'm very focused on 12in12 and varying the genres of my VNs so that's how it's sorted now.

I can't say I keep focused the same way that you do. I've tried to juggle multiple types of games and normally a few of them end up falling wayside. Normally I'm pretty good at holding a solo game and then a game I'm playing with my boyfriend (which is normally story/campaign based and not a multiplayer timesink) but any more than that and I seem to let one of my games trail off even if I'm picking games of different genres.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Flashman is one of my favorites characters in the Mega Man series, great to see that you share this same feelings. I'm glad that you accepted me into your MultiTap too!
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Focus: Only playing one game
Hey thanks <3 I feel like I don't write as much as I should on my game profiles and I'd like to eventually write/rate more of my games but I normally get caught up writing about them in other places. I end up with a little mini review on discords, vndb, or the 12in12 subreddit most of the time so I tend to put backloggery last on the ratings/reviews. I do adore Backloggery a lot more than HLTB or other alternatives I've found.

I'm impressed you manage to keep up with games on so many systems though. I'm working very hard to clear out my backlog while enjoying the gaming experience I love but I feel like I'd forget/lose so many games if I was juggling all of those different platforms.
about 2 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thanks for the heads up about Orion Trail, I picked it up as well
about 3 months ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Ah, thanks! Can't believe I missed that. I found the "break room" and all. Cool!

I had a lot of fun! Will definitely recommend this! And I think the music's going into my work playlist.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hi there, how are you doing? Well, I saw your Castlevania Bloodlines entry in the main page and followed suit... Then I noticed you usually leave impressions of the games you play, and I like to read those.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeah, kind of an outside reference. I'm carrying on your legacy, Tim!

And we're not alone; a close friend of mine, whose PC game knowledge I'd liken to my knowledge of console games, said about the same: that it was overrated, even back when it came out. I have no real complaints, because it had some neat areas, and Joey was a trip, but like you said, the tone was all over the place, and the satirical elements were... lacking. I get what they were going for, but there are other games to play the same angle much better. The part that really stands out to me is the courthouse scene; it was so remarkably incoherent.

Honestly, I'm terrible at Strategy, so I've never been able to finish a single campaign in any of the first 3 games. Usually, I'd be able to finish a scenario or 3, but never a whole campaign. Despite that, I do enjoy the games, so I usually just screw around with the map editor until I come up with something I can beat and go to it. I wonder if maybe all 8 of them are one continuous story... and also why there are 8 instead of 9, since there are 9 alignments. Looking at the titles, I'm not even really that sure that I know which of the alignments is missing.
No matter where you go, there you are.