honorless's
Backloggery
VS

Now Playing

(U)
PCDL
Gabbuchi
world 11 unlocked Achievements: 10 / 15 (67%)

Updated about 3 days ago

☆☆☆★★ Turns out that while h.a.n.d. is decently-sized, Gabbuchi was basically a one-developer project. I feel like Baba may have wanted to hit on a little of what made BOXBOY great, but the gap between one man and an entire team at HAL is way too wide. Kudos for trying (there are at least no showstopping technical issues) and no final judgements yet, but it's rather boring and finicky in a bad way. It doesn't help that there are about two music tracks.
(U)
PCDL
DragonFang - Drahn's Mystery Dungeon
burnwall ruins, lmao at (spirit-type?) enemies getting double movement speed Achievements: 19 / 39 (49%)

Updated about 3 days ago

☆☆★★★ It's really just a dungeon crawler with roguelike movement, which...is OK, I guess. It's definitely a "mobile-first" game but the PC port at least patches out stamina. Each dungeon is bite-sized. Equipment drops are vanishingly rare.
(U)
PCDL
Chip's Challenge 1
on the rocks Achievements: 4 / 24 (17%)

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆☆☆★★ This game holds a special place in my heart, but let's be real: it's not good. You probably shouldn't bother.
(U)
PCDL
Desktop Dungeons
just unlocked daily dungeons Achievements: 8 / 35 (23%)

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆★★★★ Firmly establishes itself as a roguelike-inspired PUZZLE GAME, and while this decision makes it slower (to the point of completely obviating the original "run through a dungeon on your lunch break" tagline) it distinguishes Desktop Dungeons from a number of Actual Roguelikes it would have been hard-pressed to compete with on equal footing. Fantastic cartoon art.
(U)
PCDL
Pepper's Puzzles
Classic 717/720 Achievements: 27 / 30 (90%)

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆☆★★★ A competent nonogram puzzler with a lot of effort put into presentation. Multiple music tracks, lots of content. Frustrating that it doesn't work with a touchscreen, though. And while the solution images for these types of games Really Don't Matter, all the references (particularly to specific pop media franchises) come off as cheap attempts to curry favor with nerds.
(U)
PCDL
Flipping Death
chapter 3 Achievements: 4 / 12 (33%)

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆☆★★★ Its zany, nonsensical, occasionally-gross-out humor and characters surely won't click with everyone, but after the intro I think Flipping Death mostly finds its own stride (and a surprising bit of heart). I'd expected it to be a point and click I could easily play on my SP3, but it's part platformer and performance is dire. On the upside, its visuals are an absolute delight. (Though anyone with an unusual resolution may have to resort to command line arguments to make the most of them.)
(U)
PCDL
Final Fantasy III
just got to town Achievements: 0 / 18 (0%)

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆☆☆★★
(U)
PCDL
Tametsi
75 puzzles complete, and I forgot achievements are a little wonky in this game Achievements: 7 / 19 (37%)

Updated about 2 months ago

☆★★★★ If you liked Hexcells and want the next step up, this is it.
(B)
PCDL
Cosmic Express
nova 7 monolith AGAIN?!? oh my god 💀 Achievements: 11 / 12 (92%)

Updated about 2 months ago

★★★★★
(B)
PCDL
140
lv 1 redux Achievements: 4 / 6 (67%)

Updated about 2 months ago

☆★★★★
(U)
PCDL
MagiCat
zzzZZZZZ (world 2 I guess?) Achievements: 0 / 24 (0%)

Updated about 2 months ago

☆☆☆★★ Cute visuals, but this may be the most boring platformer I've played in years. Completely unremarkable audio. The "cutscenes" shouldn't have been bothered with.
(U)
PCDL
Yankai's Triangle
120 Achievements: 6 / 7 (86%)

Updated about 2 months ago

☆☆☆★★ Disconcerting and deeply repetitive. It eventually touched some dark place in me, but I don't think I can recommend it to anyone in good conscience. Repetitiveness and uneven difficulty aside: there's no option to disable its oppressive film grain effect, and the alternate color scheme is unusable because it doesn't actually differentiate all the colors. (Should have implemented it with patterns à la Office.) What a shock this was.
(U)
Switch
Ring Fit Adventure
world 9 | wow tree pose is HARD

Updated about 2 months ago

★★★★★ A shockingly compelling and effective exercise program wrapped in impressive cartoon scenery and Supreme Cornball storytelling. While I've adhered to a self-directed workout regimen before (and I'm sure I will again) RFA's variety of exercises forced me to confront weaknesses I never uncovered in over a year of weightlifting and jogging. Highly recommended. Did I mention some of the tracks are 10/10 bangers?
(U)
PSVita
Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
i keep forgetting about mitigation strats that would allow me to continue...anyway, tower of [redacted], take two impending Achievements: 7 / 55 (13%)

Updated about 3 months ago

☆★★★★ It'd probably earn five stars by virtue of being A Shiren Game but I'm not sure I agree with the whole Night Thing. Reserving full judgement until I understand more.
(U)
3DSDL
BOXBOXBOY!
4-3 or so?

Updated about 3 months ago

☆★★★★
(B)
3DSDL
BOXBOY!
D overall in marathon mode | 4/8 time attack | 1/8 score attack | triple S-ranked w1-4

Updated about 3 months ago

☆★★★★ While it takes QUITE a long time for it to finish introducing and assembling all of its pieces, it's an extremely well-crafted puzzler that's ultimately no slouch. I am deeply disappointed that it doesn't use stereoscopic 3D. HAL Labs has given the world another GNC icon in Qbby. ⚥
(U)
Switch
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
lv 11 | not sure if I want to try and 100% all levels as I play or just replay them later

Updated about 4 months ago

☆☆★★★ It's occasionally clever and polished to a sheen in every respect, but slower than expected and achingly bland. I hadn't realized this before buying, but I'd really assumed Cpt. Toad would be a baritone wiseguy ala Kaiji Tang's Detective Pikachu. Alas; gear aside he's Literally Any Other Anonymous Toad complete with grating squeals in place of dialogue.
(U)
Switch
Tetris 99
I have completely lost my speed puzzle skills.

Updated about 4 months ago

☆★★★★ It sucks that I have to pay for online for this...
(U)
PCDL
Great Permutator
6/50? Achievements: 1 / 16 (6%)

Updated about 4 months ago

☆☆★★★ Like SpaceChem if it'd been made in 1990. I think I'd be less put off by the resolution if I was still using a CRT monitor, but that died ten years before this game came out. :|
(U)
PCDL
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
lv 43 | 70 bronze / 69 silver / 67 gold | final shifts on biggs burgers and chilly bowl ARGHHH Achievements: 26 / 45 (58%)

Updated about 5 months ago

★★★★★ this game fucking rules, more intelligent commentary at some point
(U)
PCDL
ART SQOOL
?? / 50 assignments, 7/16 brushes, ?? / ?? colors

Updated about 5 months ago

☆☆★★★ Makes a clear audiovisual statement which I heartily approve of. It appears to have clear objectives, but you won't want to plow through them because navigating the world to find tools is janky. You can only move forward (other keys rotate you, effectively)—that's fine, but rotation is lightspeed fast and walking is agonizingly slow. No zoom, so scenery gets obstructive and it's tough to tell where you can go. It's a shame because the world itself is fascinating to amble around in.
(U)
3DS
Yo-Kai Watch
watch: upgraded

Updated about 7 months ago

☆★★★★ Great character/monster designs. Fascinating how the game seems to present itself as a propagandized alternative to Pokémon (...while the localization team puts in jokes about government bailouts).
(U)
PCDL
Induction
26 levels down -- though I hate solving puzzles without actually understanding them Achievements: 3 / 6 (50%)

Updated about 8 months ago

☆★★★★ A temporal puzzler—collaborate with your past self to accomplish objectives. It tries to get away with minimizing or omitting explanations, but isn't simple or deft enough to pull this off without confusing the player. (...hold Q to exit a level, really?) Its initial load is frustratingly lengthy. Its thick, solid colors are pleasant, but some kind of grid would be a boon so the player can be sure they're lined up.
(U)
PSVita
Stranger of Sword City
shadow sew didn't help as much as I'd hoped :( Achievements: 32 / 45 (71%)

Updated about 9 months ago

★★★★★ Supremely enjoyable. Never in a thousand years did I imagine myself willingly grinding, but I'm down for an ambush whenever the opportunity presents itself. The permadeath mechanic is a really fun twist that will probably break all the other mechanics by the end—it's already straining under the weight of all the exceptions they have to make for the main character—but that's an EXP DRPG for you, innit. And honestly, of the ones I've played it's the best.

honorless'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.
776 (U)
  546 Unplayed  
70.4% of Unfinished
58.3% of Total
82.8%
54 (B)
5.8%
107 (C)
11.4%
Wishlist  1 ?         Top-Rated  44 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
Switch Downloads 1 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
PSOne Classics 6 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Nintendo 3DS 22 (U) 4 (B) 1 (C) 27 Total
3DS Downloads 9 (U) 4 (B) 9 (C) 23 Total
PlayStation Network 28 (U) 5 (B) 12 (C) 46 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 8 (U) 0 (B) 2 (C) 10 Total
WiiWare 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 29 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 29 Total
PlayStation 4 48 (U) 2 (B) 2 (C) 55 Total
PS2 Classics BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Android 1 (U) 0 (B) 2 (C) 3 Total
Nintendo Switch 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
PlayStation Vita 14 (U) 5 (B) 10 (C) 29 Total
Nintendo DS 36 (U) 9 (B) 1 (C) 46 Total
PC Downloads 340 (U) 15 (B) 58 (C) 434 Total
PlayStation Portable 56 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 60 Total
Xbox 360 21 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 21 Total
PlayStation 2 48 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 52 Total
PlayStation 3 35 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 36 Total
Wii 11 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
Game Boy Advance 21 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 22 Total
PlayStation 15 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
Browser C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 15 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 18 Total
SNES 3 (U) 3 (B) 4 (C) 10 Total
Nintendo 64 2 (U) 0 (B) 2 (C) 4 Total
All Games 971 Total
?Use this field to quickly search your backlog. If you enter in a single letter, you'll get a list of all the games you own that start with that letter.
  • Status
  • Details

Dialogue Box   (add comment)

about 6 years ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
I like your icon, and your theme colors. :D

What is your icon from?
about 6 years ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
ah, that's neat to hear about the art; the original's visuals do feel a little constrained at times. anything that brings out the bizarrely awesome setting is a good thing, since that's one of the msot immediately distinctive things about the game. you certainly can't be like "oh, a bullet hell with time-slowdown starring gender-flipping espers with neon butterfly wings in an alchemical steampunk world? yawn, another one of those..."
about 6 years ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
whoa, another person on this site that has seen the lovely ending to coloris

i've still never played espgaluda 2 despite loving the first one probably above all other shooters. how does it compare to the original? in terms of what changed and what stayed the same, i mean; obviously you are pretty bullish on the game itself.
Obviously, I like video games too much to ever play them.