Allen   Oakland, California, United States
Software engineer/developer living in the way-too-expensive Bay Area
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I acquire games I want to play, not for cards or +1s. I plot out how to attack my backlog with BLAEO [].

What I like to play: RPGs, action/adventure, puzzlers, survival/exploration, and VR with my Vive. Not big on pixel art/classic style games. (I grew up when that stuff was new, had a good time and moved on.) An imaginative story and artistic design capture my attention most. Love smaller indie games.

If you send me a friend request leave a comment below stating why: we know each other from SG, PSN, real life, etc. Otherwise I will most likely ignore your request!

Games I've Finished
The 39 Steps
A Bird Story
A New Beginning - Final Cut
Alan Wake
Alice: Madness Returns
Among the Sleep
The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga 2
Bastard Bonds
Batman: Arkham Asylum - GOTY Edition
Batman: Arkham City - GOTY Edition
Batman: Arkham Knight - Premium Edition
Batman: Arkham Origins
BattleBlock Theater
Between Me and The Night
BioShock 2
BioShock Infinite
Blockwick 2
Borderlands 2
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
The Bridge
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Child of Light
Cities: Skylines
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav
Dead In Bermuda
Dear Esther
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Eufloria HD
Five Nights at Freddy's
Five Nights at Freddy's 2
The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
Goat Simulator
Gone Home
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2: Episode One
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Half-Life 2: Update
Hand of Fate
Hatoful Boyfriend
Hero of Many
Hive - Complete Pack
InCell VR
The Journey Down: Chapter One
L.A. Noire - Complete Edition
The Lab
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
LEGO The Lord of the Rings
Life is Strange
Little Inferno
Mad Max
Mars: War Logs
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
MIND Path to Thalamus - E.Edition
Mini Metro
My Name is Mayo
N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
The Night Cafe
No Man's Sky
The Novelist
Of Orcs And Men
Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Paws: A Shelter 2 Game
Pillars of Eternity
Portal 2
Portal Stories: Mel
Portal Stories: VR
Project Temporality
Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rolling Sun
The Room
The Room Two
Saints Row IV - Game of the Century Edition
Scribblenauts Unmasked
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut
Sigils of Elohim
The Silent Age
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Spec Ops: The Line
The Stanley Parable
Subject 13
The Swapper
Tales from the Borderlands
That Dragon, Cancer
This War of Mine
To the Moon
Toby: The Secret Mine
Tomb Raider
The Town of Light
Universe Sandbox
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux
Vanishing Realms
The Visitor
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
The Walking Dead: Michonne
The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - GOTY Edition
The Wolf Among Us
Year Walk

Non-Steam Games I've Finished
Batman: Arkham City
Borderlands 2
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
The Last of Us
Mass Effect 3
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
The Unfinished Swan

Review Ratings
I've written several reviews for games I've played. (Many more at the BLAEO link above.) At the end of each review I give it a score in the range of 1-10. The score can be roughly equated to the USA grading system by percentages with some caveats. In detail:

10: Speaks for itself
9-9.5: A must play! Any flaws are mostly nitpicks.
8-8.5: A good game with some minor flaws.
7-7.5: A decent game with some notable flaws.
6-6.5: A game that has serious issues but found worth playing at least once. The lowest that can still get a thumbs up.
5: Serious issues that hinder enjoyment. Might be worth it to others. Thumbs down starts here.
1-4: Suffering from some degree of serious problems, so best to avoid. Usually this would be story/appeal problems near the top and technical/play-ability issues near the bottom.

I don't habitually play games I have no interest in, but sometimes I try something and find it isn't for me regardless of its other merits. Games like this I refrain from rating altogether.

Achievement Showcase
Perfect Games
Avg. Game Completion Rate
Review Showcase
11.0 Hours played
I'd been looking forward to playing this game for a long time, and I was not disappointed. Set in a secluded valley in the Rockies, the story unfolds with the quick discovery of a L.E.A.F. suit followed by audio logs and notes piecing together a failed effort to harness an incredible power for a secret military project during World War II.

The game gives you a well-developed sense of freedom to explore and some amazing high-quality visuals. And while it starts with lots of running and jumping, it quickly layers in new abilities, puzzles, and -- in the last half -- low-skill combat. The terrain you cover is huge despite the story being tight. And there are some exhilarating sequences that you'll probably want to repeat just because they are so much fun! Although there is nothing new here in terms of first-person platforming or parkour, the game anchors it's "technology vibe" so well to the suit that it feels completely natural to think you are strapped into the thing.

Minus a point here because if you quit prior to the end of a level, restarting will take you back to its beginning, although you won't have to re-acquire story items that don't re-spawn. It's always a good idea to wait until you get the scene transition to the next environment before you exit back the main menu. The save system really needed in-level checkpoints.

Overall a great game that should be getting its studio a lot more attention!

Rating: 9/10
An ambitious, top-notch indie gem! Strap in, power up, and take your new legs for a fast-paced ride through beautiful wilderness, ominous caverns, decaying complexes, and human desire to mess with things that are better left alone.
Screenshot Showcase
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Cracktus Jack Nov 18, 2017 @ 2:17pm 
You know, you write pretty interesting reviews! Wish there were more of those on Steam. I'd like to extend an invitation to join our reviewer support group, the Reviewers' Guild.

Whatever you decide, keep up writing informative reviews!
trentonlf Jun 5, 2017 @ 7:15am 
Friend request to send Spellforce 3 gift from SimGive event
impaler0815 May 19, 2017 @ 5:46am 
+rep - Trustworthy trader. Thanks! :)
kanon69 Mar 25, 2017 @ 12:06pm 
+rep, fast and friendly trader!!! Thanks :p2chell:
SmittenPie Mar 13, 2017 @ 7:48pm 
Thank:KorwinRainbow:you for the Donation!
pol | Oct 28, 2016 @ 11:54am 
+rep. Great trader. Thank you.