Peter Faden   Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Somebody told me once that I wasn't actually God. As I looked upon his ashen remains, I was left wondering if maybe he wasn't correct after all.

I'm not like most people. I am confused on a much higher level, and about more important things.

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Games (and in one case a program) with 100% Completion/ Yearly Completion Logs
Steam Games with 100% Completion

A Bird Story
A Normal Lost Phone
Actual Sunlight
Borderless Gaming
Drizzlepath: Genie
Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series
Hexcells Plus
Home Is Where One Starts...
Into The War
Ironclad Tactics
It's Spring Again
Pixel Puzzles: Japan
Port of Call
Shan Gui
Silver Creek Falls - Chapter 1
Sisyphus Reborn
Space Pilgrim Episode I: Alpha Centauri
Star Sky - ブルームーン
Sunset's Ashes
Super Toy Cars
Tales from the Borderlands
The 39 Steps
The Plan
The Room
The Secret Monster Society: Chapter One
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition
To the Moon
Zup! 2

I should also have 100% on Risen 2, but a lot of the achievements are broken.

2016 Video Game Completion Log (First year I tracked books read)

Chivalry, Until Dawn, Rebel Galaxy, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Dark Souls 3, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Bloodborne, Fallout 4 (Railroad ending), Fallout 4 : Automatron, Fallout 4: Far Harbor, Trials of the Blood Dragon, Battlefield 4, Unravel

Steins Gate (All endings), Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirth, Machinarium, Root Letter (Crossing Paths Route)

Monochroma, Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist (2x), Shadowrun: Hong Kong, Toren, Space Pilgrim Episode I: Alpha Centauri, Space Pilgrim Episode II: Epsilon Indi, Star Sky - ブルームーン,BasketBelle, Blues and Bullets (episode 1), Moonlight, Grim Dawn, Sharf, Beyond Eyes, Stray Cat Crossing, Assassins Creed 3, Morphopolis, The Charnel House Trilogy, Firewatch, ADventure Lib, It's Spring Again, 12 is Better Than 6, Dex, Skyshine's BEDLAM, Moirai (2x), 1 Moment Of Time: Silentville, Mandagon, SUPERHOT, Conclusion, ABZU (2x), TurnOn, Port of Call (2x), Submerged, Dyscourse, Shadwen, In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor, The Final Station, Four Sided Fantasy, Selma and the Wisp, Black the Fall demo, The Curious Expedition, Farnham Fables, Murder, The Flame in the Flood, Oxenfree, Zenge, Owlboy press demo, Sisyphus Reborn, Sniper Elite 3+ all DLC missions, Near Death, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider: Baba Yaga The Temple of the Witch, Tokyo Hosto, Antenna, ISLANDS: Non Places, Sunset's Ashes (3x), The Town of Light, The Secret Monster Society - Chapter 1: Monsters, Fires and Forbidden Forests, The Dwarves beta, The Blackwell Legacy, The Eigengrau Menagerie, Blameless (2x), Half Life 2: The Lost Coast, Hitman (Season One), Zup!, Zup! 2

Kindle Fire
Monument Valley, Monument Valley: Ida's Dream, The Room 2, The Room 3 (All Four Endings), The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, Book One) by Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive Book Two) by Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book One) by Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, Book Two) by Terry Goodkind, Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book Three) by Terry Goodkind, Temple of Winds (Sword of Truth, Book Four) by Terry Goodkind, The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski, Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, Book Five) by Terry Goodkind, The Atomic Sea: Volume One by Jack Conner, Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky

Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils: A Forgotten Realms Novel by Erin Evans, The Adversary (The Sundering Book 3) by Erin Evans

2015 Video Game Completion Log

Game Dev Tycoon, Mountain, Retention, The Cat and the Coup, 4PM, Among Ripples, Last Inua, Cahors Sunset, Tengami, Without Within, Dear Esther, The Old Tree, Among The Sleep, The Way of Life, Ryse: Son of Rome, Real Horror Stories Ultimate Edition, Disillusions Manga Horror, The Old City Leviathan, Shan Gui, Cafe-0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~, Journal, Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones, Super Toy Cars, Passing Pineview Forest. Soul Gambler, how do you Do It?, Last Knight: Rogue Rider Edition, Ampu-Tea, Shelter, Mafia 2. Spoiler Alert, Deadfall Adventures, Invisible Apartment, Clash of Puppets, Life Is Strange Episode Two, Three Fourths Home, Metro 2033 Redux, Chivalry, Pillars of Eternity, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Half life 2 (Update), Meadowland, Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive, Dev Guy, Hatoful Boyfriend, The Graveyard, LEGO Lord of the Rings, Fingerbones, The Music Machine, the static speaks my name, Ephemerid: A Musical Adventure, Silver Creek Falls Chapter One, Pixel Puzzles: Japan, Guns Gore & Cannoli, Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered, Home Is Where One Starts..., You Are Not A Banana, They Breathe, Mad Max, Drizzlepath, My Bones, Abandoned, Game of Thrones - A Telltale Game Series, The Falling Sun, Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas, The Beginner's Guide, STASIS, Mad Snowboarding, Tales from the Borderlands, Into Blue Valley, Relive, Always the Same Blue Sky, A Wolf in Autumn, Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist, Corpse of Discovery, Refunct, The Deed

OMG - Zombies!, Luftrausers

The Witcher 3, MLB the Show '15, Far Cry 4, Rocket League, The Order: 1886, Fallout 4, Assassins Creed: Unity, Assassins Creed: Syndicate, Limbo

2014 Completion Report (Video Games)

Banner Saga, Child of Light, South Park: The Stick of Truth, SteamWorld Dig, Jazzpunk, Divekick, Finding Teddy, Actual Sunlight, The 39 Steps, The Cat Lady, Blackguards+Untold Legends DLC, Faerie Solitaire, The Dark Eye:Chains of Satinav, Imagine Me, Evoland, DLC Quest, Heileen 1:Sail Away, Thief, Lifeless Planet, Halo: Spartan Assault, Driftmoon, Betrayer, Only If, Spec Ops: The Line, The Fall, Papo & Yo, Hitman: Absolution, Kairo, Hero of the Kingdom, Depression Quest. Deus Ex: Human Revolution Directors Cut (includes Missing Link DLC), Serena, Hexcells Plus, Bastion, Choice of the Deathless, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Shadowrun Dragonfall Directors Cut, The Room, Vlad the Impaler, Beat Hazard, Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink, The Plan, A Bird Story, The Moon Sliver

Sound Shapes, Killzone:Shadow Fall, Watch Dogs, Stick It to the Man, Contrast, Infamous: Second Son, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Murdered Soul Suspect, MLB 14: The Show

rain, Left Behind (TLoU DLC), Dark Souls 2, The Wolf Among Us Season One, The Walking Dead Season 2, Jurassic Park (episode 1), Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen

Tearaway, Thomas Was Alone, Proteus, Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

2013 Video Game Completion Log

Asura's Wrath, Far Cry 3, Alpha Protocol, Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored, Unfinished Swan, Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Back to the Future episode 1, Nightmare at North Point (Sleeping Dogs DLC), Metro Last Light, Uncharted, Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, The Last of Us, Walking Dead 400 Days, Mass Effect 1

Skyrim (at least all the various main quest lines and DLC), Alan Wake (with DLC), Alan Wake American Nightmare, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Dead Pixels

Gunpoint, To the Moon, Mark of the Ninja, Deadlight, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, Kentucky Route Zero (Acts 1 and 2), Shadowrun Returns (twice), Thirty Flights of Loving, Home, Primordia, Dysfunctional Systems:Learning to Manage Chaos, Chainsaw Warrior, Yesterday, Poker Night 2, The Stanley Parable, Gone Home, Risen 2. Costume Quest

Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag

2012 Video Game Completion Log (First year I really tracked this)

Sleeping Dogs, Mass Effect 2 (twice), Mass Effect 3, Fallout: New Vegas (with all DLC), Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (with all DLC), The Walking Dead season one, Borderlands + all DLC, Journey, XCOM: Enemy Unkown, Madden 2012, Game of Thrones, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Battlefield 3, Rage, Fallout 3 (again), Drag
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26 Hours played
is a single player exploration/adventure game set in a partially submerged city, the remnants of an undisclosed apocalyptic event. You play as a nameless older sister trying to save the life of your younger brother who has suffered a grievous wound that has caused him to slip into a coma. What happens in this submerged city will decide the fate of both you and your brother.


The story in Submerged is quite interesting in its presentation. Rather than relying on dialogue, notes, or anything coming close to resembling that, it relies solely on actual exploration which triggers events and unlocks hieroglyphic frames that in turn unveil a riveting and yet somewhat indistinct tale.

For this reason, while the main story revolving around your attempt to heal and bring your brother out of his coma are clear, the events preceding this and the way in which the world found itself submerged, post-apocalyptic state are completely a matter of personal interpretation.

I found the subjective interpretation of the story in Submerged to be particularly enjoyable. Based on everything I witnessed and interacted within the game, I have drawn this tale for myself (feel free to reach your own conclusions though):

The world isnt completely covered in water. This is suggested through the hieroglyphs you unlock via completing story goals. The sister and brother fled their home on the boat which you, the sister, use throughout the game due to the events which caused the brother’s severe injuries. The apocalypse seems to have included radiation somehow, as the water and all the creatures have a peculiar coloration and glow to them. The apocalypse also seems to have happened far back in the past as the buildings that remain have been overtaken by plant life and people seem to have regressed to tribalism.

Anyway, those are just some of my thoughts on the story. I found myself thoroughly engaged throughout my playthrough, coming up with theories regarding the world presented while taking in the story arc focus of the siblings themselves. The story in Submerged receives an 8.5 out of 10.


The gameplay in Submerged was quite intuitive. I never found myself having any issues with the controls and experienced no bugs whatsoever.

There are a couple actual gameplay aspects to this game. Your main mode of transportation will be your boat. Simple steering via L/R sticks, acceleration/brakes with your R1/L1, and speed boost with L2. You will find the wreckage of other boats in the city, and these allow you to upgrade your speed boost, which gives it a longer duration. The only real practical use for this is simply to get around the city faster, as there are no enemies to worry about and no hazards to face.

Climbing is the other important aspect to Submerged. You will be seeking out old supply drops, presumably dating back to before or just after whatever apocalyptic events that changed the world actually occurred. The supply drops are found on the top of some of the taller buildings you must climb. The routes upward are rarely straightforward, and each of these buildings also features “secrets”, which take the form of books that reveal a little bit more about the world. The supply drops themselves essentially represent the chapters in Submerged, with each one found triggering the next part of the story as you work towards healing your brother and bringing him out of his coma.

You have a telescope which you can use to get a better view of things. However, a more practical use of the telescope is its help in identifying the location of overturned boats, collectibles and supply drops. There is also a map which I found to be quite useful in finding areas I had missed and remembering where supply drops I had spied previously were actually located relative to my position on the map.

Other things of note in Submerged are the aquatic wildlife which you will observe and in their totality unlock an achievement in the game. There are also a number of landmarks to be found. Each one is named and one of them is required to unlock two more achievements.

The gameplay was fairly well seamless. It deserves a 9 out of 10


Submerged is one of the more beautiful games you will ever encounter. Not only is the desolation, mystery, vibrancy and vigor of this mostly drowned city brought to life in full effect, but the detail involved in every frame was both stunning and awe-inspiring. There actually is a postcard mode in game to help show off the graphics but really, they dont need any help. Submerged is a gorgeous game through and through.

This is an easy 10 out of 10. Few games are as beautiful to behold. You will spend a lot of your play time simply taking in the amazing vistas.


The audio in Submerged was somewhat dynamic, shifting based on mood, time of day, progression through the story and so on. However, in my opinion it was also the weakest part of this game. Though well done, you will have heard every track pretty quickly during your playthrough and then for the rest of the game after that. The saving grace for this is that the music never gets annoying and really just serves as a backdrop to the story and scenery in Submerged anyway. Unobtrusive despite its repetitiveness.

7.5 hits the mark for this category.


Ultimately, Submerged is a game that truly shines in both conveying a sense of desolation and mystery while still offering serenity and a compelling, if subjective story. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the game and hope to see more adventure/walking simulator style games offer similarly deep experiences in the future.

One further note for achievement hunters. There is a free roam option after you finish the story so as to find any missing collectibles and ship parts.

8.8 Buildings submerged by an undisclosed calamity that became hosts for a beautiful new, lush, and mysterious world out of 10 possible.

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