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Tonight’s topic: Beating the Backlog

Lately, I’ve been trying to get the backlog slimmed down. So far, I’ve downed No Time to Explain, Stealth Inc. 2 and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

No Time to Explain is a pretty funny, yet simple game. Reminded me of a flash game which makes sense since at one point it was. Stealth Inc. 2 is an interesting puzzle platformer. I wasn’t a really big fan of it though. As for The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, it’s a walking sim, with some puzzles. I did love the Lovecraftian style story.

Up next on the backlog grind is Grow Home. I got way back when it was free for PS plus and just never got around to it. I’ve started to play it, and it does have a little charm to it. After finishing that I only have another 200-ish games left to go...sigh.

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How’s your backlog coming along? What are the standout games in your list?

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Tunes for the night:

Santa Maria - Trooper

I’d Love To Change the World - Ten Years After

Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra

The Grand Illusion - Styx

Ventura Highway - America