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Have I Played This Yet? | D

Aaand here’s another part of the Have I Played This Yet series, started by Tecsie. Check out Avery’s post over here as well!

Since I only had one game starting with C, I listed it together with my B games. I also have no games starting with E apparently, so the next part after this will be F.

Dishonored

Playtime: 15 hours
Status: Main game completed
Achievements: 24/80 (30%)

💛💛💛 This is another one of my all-time favourite games, even though I’m bad at stealth games. I love Corvo’s story so much, and Emily is my favourite daughter. I also love Daud and his journey, but I haven’t actually played much of the DLCs yet, because the enemies there can be really hard and I stress easily. Hence why I’m doing very badly with the achievements.

Darkarta: A Broken Heart’s Quest Collector’s Edition

Playtime: 5 hours
Status: Completed
Achievements: 33/40 (83%)

So this is a really, really weird puzzle game where a woman is searching for her missing daughter but there are all kinds of mythological elements that I barely remember. It’s kind of interesting, but I probably wouldn’t replay it anytime soon.

Deponia: The Complete Journey

Playtime: 83 minutes
Status: Started
Achievements: 3/105 (3%)

This is another puzzle game that I got for free through Humble Bundle because it sounded good, but unfortunately it didn’t really live up to my expectations. Maybe I’m just too stupid for puzzle games, but I don’t like being stuck for hours on a solution that I can find no logic behind. I was also not amused with some sexist and transphobic comments very early on. Maybe one day?

Don’t Starve

Playtime: 2 hours
Status: Started
Achievements: N/A

Oh hey, another game I’m really bad at! This one is actually good, but I stress too much while playing it. I’ll definitely give it another go eventually, someday.

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

 

Playtime: 20 hours
Status: Completed
Achievements: 17/19 (89%)

💛 💛 I LOVE THIS GAME AND I CAN’T HEAR YOUR DISCOURSE. Amanda is definitely on my list of favourite daughters, there is a trans love interest, you can choose to be trans yourself, and it’s just a really, really funny game full of dad jokes where you are a single dad who can romance other single dads. It’s so good. Robert and Damien are the best.

Also, did you know there are multiple ways to die in this game? Yep.

Dreamfall Chapters

Playtime: 29 hours
Status: Completed
Achievements: 39/59 (66%)

💛 💛 This is actually the third game in a series, and yet it’s the only one I’ve played. Oops? (The first one is called The Longest Journey.) I also own the other two, but this is another puzzle game series where I tend to get stuck a lot and can’t really see the logic, so I get frustrated easily. Still, in the case of Dreamfall Chapters, the story, the characters and the graphics were enough to make me go on. One of the main characters is also a gay man, although there is some forced kissing with a hetero woman, which was REALLY annoying.

Saga is also on my list of favourite daughters. It’s a long list.

~ Alexa

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Have I Played This Yet? | B-C

Welcome to the second part of Have I Played This Yet?, a series started by Tecsie that I found through Avery. I’m excited about this part because at least two of my favourite game series start with a B.

(And no, I never posted that separate Assassin’s Creed edition I promised. Oops? Short version: I own most of the games but haven’t finished any other than Black Flag and Liberation.)

Note: Since I have literally one game in my Steam library starting with C, I’m including it here, and then I’ll either skip the third installment, or go straight to D.

Look for hearts next to the games I recommend!

Black Closet

Playtime: 71 minutes
Status: Started
Achievements: 0%

Sooo this is a strategy game that I’m incredibly bad at. You are at a prestigious all-girl school and supposed to find a traitor, but my failure stressed me out so much that I didn’t even finish one playthrough. Maybe one day?

The Blackwell series

  • The Blackwell Legacy
  • Blackwell Unbound
  • The Blackwell Convergence
  • The Blackwell Deception
  • The Blackwell Epiphany

Combined playtime: 18 hours
Status: All games finished

💛💛💛 Remember when I said this part would have two series of games I adore? Yeah, this is one of them. You play as a medium, Rosa, who finds unsatisfied spirits with her ghost friend, Joey Mallone, and helps them… go into the light, I guess? During the series, you’ll learn more about Rosa and her family, her female ancestors and Joey’s connection to them, Joey’s past, and also a pretty big conspiracy. In the second game, you even get to play as Rosa’s aunt. Seriously, I love these so much I could play ten more of them. I miss Joey and Rosa.

The Borderlands series

  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  • Borderlands 2

Combined playtime: 65 hours (+ more outside Steam)
Status: All games except the first finished

💛💛💛 Here’s the thing: if you told me one of my favourite game series is going to be a kind of gorey shooter with multiplayer, I’d laugh in your face. And yet… I love this series so much? To clarify, multiplayer is optional, but a lot of achievements depend on it, and some of the bosses can be tough without it. Nevertheless, Borderlands is an incredibly funny series with canon queer characters, so there’s that. (I love Zer0 and Timothy so much okay.)

Broken Age

Playtime: 2 hours
Status: Started
Achievements: 7/45 (16%)

I got this in a bundle, and despite playing 2 hours, I have no idea what it’s about. I know that it’s full of puzzles that kept frustrating me.

Cibele

Playtime: 60 minutes
Status: I actually can’t remember if I got to the end of the story or not.

I got this in the same bundle as Broken Age and I remember… not liking it. At all. I also don’t think it’s really worth 9 euros, but that’s just me. Uh, it’s about a teenage girl and her long-distance relationship with a guy that doesn’t end well, and I think it may be based on a true story, or at least the “cut scenes” are filmed with real people?


That’s all for today. I have 7 games starting with D, so see you later!

~ Alexa

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Have I Played This Yet? | A

Remember when I edited my description on this blog to include videogames, and then I never post about videogames ever? This is not entirely true, because I made a couple of posts about visual novels, but that’s it.

I have been meaning to change that, I’m just not really sure how to talk about videogames on a book-focused blog, or whether it’s even worth it. Fortunately, some of the blogs I follow – mainly NorthernPlunder, Tecsie and RedRocketPanda – post about videogames, so maybe these will motivate me to do so as well.

Have I Played This Yet? was originally started by Tecsie, but I picked it up from Avery’s blog (links to both in the previous paragraph). This first post is supposed to be for games starting with A, but the first games in my Steam library actually start with numbers, so I’ll be including those too.

Aaaaand… this is already making me want to continue several of these games, so HELP.

Look for hearts next to the games I recommend!

12 is Better Than 6

Playtime: 21 minutes
Status: Started
Achievements: 2% (1/46)

So I got this through Humble Bundle, and as you can see, it wasn’t really my thing. It’s a Wild West game with some strategy, but it just wasn’t holding my attention. Still, I’m a sucker for achievements, and some of these look quite easy if I just played longer, so now I kind of want to at least get a few more? I have literally one right now.

2064: Read Only Memories

Playtime: 6 hours
Status: Story completed
Achievements: 39% (25/64)

💛 Gosh, it’s been so long since I played this. Here’s what I remember: it lets you pick your own pronouns, it has a cute robot buddy, and I’m pretty sure canon queer characters? I played through it once, and I’ve been meaning to replay it because I did enjoy it and because so many achievements are left, but I was feeling meh about it. This post is actually motivating me to pick it up again! … I should be studying.

80 Days

Playtime: 9 hours
Status: Story completed
Achievements: 26% (9/35)

I love him. I have loved him for a long time, in the gaps between words and in the hesitations that linger on the tongue.

💛💛💛 Okay, so I actually adore this game. The only reason I haven’t played it recently is because I felt like I kept getting all the same routes and I got bored, but I really should try because there’s still a bunch of achievements left, so that means a lot of places I haven’t explored.

Yes, this is based on Verne’s novel, and you travel around the world in (hopefully) less than 80 days with the two main characters. There is a written story, but you decide where to go, what choices to make, and your choices influence whether you even make it home alive at all.

Also, if you ever read the original novel and thought it was kind of gay, then boy, you’re going to love this. And if you didn’t, but you love pining and forbidden (literal illegal) love, then you’re going to love it anyway.

ABZÜ

Playtime: 31 minutes
Status: Started
Achievements: 8% (1/12)

💛 Yes, yes, turns out I own ABZÜ too. I started playing it once and I found it beautiful – it’s definitely a good calming-down game if you have anxiety and just want to relax a bit. I wasn’t really feeling up to it at the time, and then I never touched it again, but I just found out from Tecsie that the main story can be completed in a very short time, so I might give it another shot soon.

AI War: Fleet Command

Playtime: 35 minutes
Status: Started
Achievements: 0%

This is another game I got for free on Humble Bundle. The fact that it has over 300 achievements and I have none of them should speak volumes. Unfortunately, it is absolutely not my thing, but I’m sure others love it? It’s a very strategy-heavy game where you control spaceship fleets and it was just too complicated and not fun for me.

(The) Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

💛 This is a free demo set in  the universe of Life is Strange, which I own on Steam, but it was lagging so much on my laptop that I quit playing pretty early. In fact, I played 57 minutes but I don’t think I got far in the story at all. — So clearly, now, motivated by this post, I have to go download it on the PS4 to play it while I can.

Note: I’m going to be making a separate post for Assassin’s Creed games and my progress with them, because there’s just so many.

~ Alexa