Copy pasta of a copy pasta of a copy pasta of a copy pasta of a copy pasta of a copy pasta of a copy pasta of a copy pasta since I'm just that lazy :D.

Hello and welcome to the madness!
The challenge is simple: Play and beat any 6 games, starting today, that have been featured in any given Humble Monthly/Choice bundle in one month.

The prize: Control Ultimate Edition

Game length does not matter and I'm not looking for 100% achievement runs. So long as you play and beat 6 games, I'm happy. You can go easy mode and play a bunch of 1h games or go crazy and play 6 +30h games. So long as they were in a monthly at a given point, it is all good.

Just post a comment with either screenshots/ achievements showing that you fulfilled the criteria and I'll add on Steam and give you the link. Feel free to share your thoughts on the games you've played, but it is not required.

FAQ:

Why you doing this?

I hate money. That and I realized I've been subbed to the monthly for nearly five years (yes it has been that long, I checked) and it occurred to me that I've barely touched the games I've gotten from it, let alone played them. Figured the same would be true for a few others, so I figured this is a good way to change that. A sensible person would probably unsub in this situation, but please refer to the beginning as to why that will not happen.

Why six games?

The first few monthlies had 6/7 games in them so I went with that.

How long are you going to do this?

Until my credit card statements gives me nightmares.

This event "ends" on December 4th when the next HB Choice releases, though the giveaway itself will end the next day. If you manage to finish game number six in between that time, feel free to post, but know that I cannot guarantee that I'll be able to give you the link in time.

Good luck, have fun and stay safe.
Thanks for reading, and don't forget that daylight savings is bullshit

List of eligible games: https://barter.vg/bundles/3/3/
https://barter.vg/bundles/3/161/
Credit goes to PapaSmok

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Done :)
Thanks again, CJ xx

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Maybe I got it right this time on the first go-round?

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Thank you.

Game Bundle Achievement
Figment Humble Monthly September 2018 Completed
Override Humble Monthly October 2019 Beaten
PLANET ALPHA Humble Monthly October 2019 Completed
Smile For Me Humble Choice November 2020 Completed
Styx: Shards of Darkness Humble Monthly June 2018 Beaten
TSIOQUE Humble Choice November 2020 Completed
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Done! 😃

...and a belated Happy Cake Day! 😊

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Done! Had a great time with my picks this month. Thanks again for this fun event.

Game Monthly/Choice
Jotun Jan 2017
Kentucky Route Zero July 2016
Orwell Oct 2017
Quantum Break Jan 2018
Ryse: Son of Rome Feb 2017
11-11 Memories Retold Nov 2019
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I'll try this month.

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Ugh I'd love to enter but I've got a busy month ahead ><

I'll see what I can find that I may be able to complete.

For now... bump ^.^

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thanks again for offering another awesome game this month, i always look forward to seeing which game will be given away next. though i technically don't own control, i'm gonna sit out this month anyway because i do have it via steam family share, and already 100%'d it. i hope whoever ends up winning it enjoys it as much as i did. awesome story, graphics, gameplay.. this game has it all.
also, yeah, fuck daylights saving time.

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Thanks for the offer mate! I will definitely try to complete the games I've got :)

btw do i have to list the games i'll play? if yes then i'll edit that in later! BUMP!!

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You do not have to list the games in advance

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Game Achievements Status Monthly/Choice
This War of Mine 16/55 Beaten April 2016
Epistory - Typing Chronicles 55/55 Completed September 2016
Dead Island Definitive Edition 30/57 Beaten November 2018
Do Not Feed the Monkeys 33/33 Completed May 2019
Niffelheim 35/35 Completed March 2020
NEOVERSE 28/37 Beaten May 2020
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I'll try my best. Thanks for doing this.
List of games I'm considering:

Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Tiny Echo
Overgrowth
Finding Paradise
Silence
Call of Cthulu

What I actually ended up playing:

Game Status
Call of Cthulu Beaten
Overgrowth Beaten
Silence Beaten
The Suicide of Rachel Foster Beaten
Tiny Echo Beaten
TSIOQUE Beaten
Forager unfinished
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy unfinished
Sonic Mania unfinished
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Control is gorgeous. And any game with photo mode is a goty from me :3
35 hours to 100%

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Yay Control, I shall try this month!

Game Monthly Status
Little Misfortune November 2020 Completed
Smile For Me November 2020 Completed
The Shapeshifting Detective September 2020 Beaten
A Case of Distrust August 2020 Completed
We Were Here Together August 2020 Beaten
NEOVERSE May 2020 Beaten / Screenshot

The Stillness of the Wind - Abandoned

We Were Here Together was sadly the biggest disappointment. I loved the first one & despite some complaints with the second it was still a fun experience. This one the puzzles were either confusing/difficult (as in required a bunch of steps) or only one person had to do most of the work, idk felt like a more frustrating & tedious game. Still had it's moments, but overall bummed we didn't love it :( Hoping the next one in the series is more up our alley.

Little Misfortune some of the humour missed the mark for me, but as the game went on it definitely grew on me & got a couple big laughs and even made me emotional. Considering I wasn't loving it initially it left quite the impact.

Smile For Me was a fetch quest simulator but pretty interesting, definitely had a neat distinct style to it. The characters weren't super fleshed out or anything but it was a fun, chill P&C style game. Gave me a bit of Jazzpunk vibes.

NEOVERSE was fun for a night, but don't see myself replaying it compared to Slay the Spire etc. Still will probably play a couple more playthroughs and see if it sinks it's teeth into me.

The Shapeshifting Detective had nice acting & atmosphere, an interesting single-sitting adventure game. Really put me in the mood to play more FMVs/choose-your-own-adventure style games.

A Case of Distrust had some incredible style with the graphic design, super clean and fit the tone well. The music too! Got a bit bored with the story/mystery side of it by the end, but it wasn't bad.

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We'll see how I go this month. A few slightly longer games I want to play, so I'll see if I can get them done. I have a few smaller ones to change to if I run out of time..

Game Monthly Status Other
TSIOQUE November 2020 Complete .
Little Misfortune November 2020 Complete .
Tomb Raider January 2018 Beaten 4.8 hours idled
Rise of the Tomb Raider October 2017 & September 2018 Beaten Screenshots
Rover Mechanic Simulator November 2020 Playing .
Total 4/6

Short Backup games: The Shapeshifting Detective, The Stillness of the Wind, Last Day of June, Planet Alpha, Tacoma

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I'm very much invested in this LOL

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Haha we shall see how it goes!! Couple of short ones down. See if I can play the longer ones...

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I'm cheering from the sidelines :3

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Definitely have to do this month too. Thank you cj.

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Game Progress Status
Tsioque 31/31 Completed
Smile For Me 24/24 Completed
Little Misfortune 35/35 Completed
The Shapeshifting Detective 21/21 Completed
Supraland 60/98 "Completed" (don't own DLC)
The Magic Circle 11/14 Beaten
[Bonus] Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6/99 Playing
Totals: 185/322 6/7 Beaten so far

Tsioque beaten Cute little P&C. Short, simple, and sweet.
Smile for Me beaten. Weird First-person... P&C game.
Little Misfortune beaten. Cute, slightly crude and disturbing (given the protagonist) with a couple of funny parts.
The Shapeshifting Detective beaten. Didn't enjoy it as much as Late Shift; it was still very interesting, but played out more like Her Story.
Supraland is great! XD puzzle-platformer-collectathon, with some metroidvania elements. The PAID DLC has achievements. grr.
EDIT: Dropped Wuppo as I wasn't enjoying it. Gonna give The Magic Circle a spin instead.
The Magic Circle beaten. Ugh, glad that's over, there were some great parts to the game, but overall it was just really lame. The game mechanics ("hacking" objects and creatures to accomplish objectives) was cool, but the story (megalomaniac and a failed game)... ugh.

Welp, time to revisit Half-Life! Hopefully my nostalgia-coloured glasses don't disappoint me :)
EDIT: Friggin' game breaking bug in Black Mesa. Seems they keep updating it, and it's normal for the save files to stop working; but in this case, it looks like they screwed a chapter over, and I can't progress. I guess this is why most mods are free...
EDIT: Dropped Black Mesa. It got incredibly hard when I hit the end of Questionable Ethics chapter in the lobby. From then on, all of the enemies became bullet sponges, literally almost full clips of ammo to kill each enemy. Utter tripe.
I guess I have to decide what my new bonus game will be for the third time this month. dang.

EDIT: Shadow of the Tomb Raider will do. Got a week to play it, so that should suffice.

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I actually liked The Magic Circle, but it does have its weak points. Smile for Me is something that I'm on the fence on about playing it. I've heard good things about it, but the visuals just look off to me. Not sure how to explain it. Both Tsioque and Little Misfortune are high on my to play list and I'm glad they both turned out good :D.

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I think people who like games like the Stanley Parable and other such... might like the parts of the game that I didn't like? The gameplay was fine, it was just the overused trope of "failed game/shitty dev/evo-based or recurring gameplay" that just grinds my gears. Some games did this right (The Hex), while others just turn into a whiny/preachy/overbearing mess. This is all personal opinion though XD

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  1. Figment
  2. Late Shift
  3. Tacoma
  4. Truberbrook
  5. Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York
  6. Vampyr
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This month had a few games I really wanted, so I will try mostly these

Kimmy
Little Misfortune
Smile For Me
TSIOQUE
Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York
Yakuza Kiwami 2

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Thank you so much for the giveaway

This month, I will try:

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Can't count Yakuza since a portion was played in mid October. Can you start the game while online? This should cause steam to unlock the achievements you got in the game.

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i will do another game if you do not wish to count yakuza even though i restarted from a new save. and about evoland, I started the game online and it did not give me achievement. I can send further proofs including the game save file if you want.

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I just noticed that your achievements for that game shows that you played it before the event started, so it is disqualified on that basis.

even though i restarted from a new save

Does not matter. The moment there is any play time outside of the event time window, it can no longer be accepted.

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understood, thanks for the clarification

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I have never done a challenge like this, so I'm gonna start with some short games to try it out:

Game Monthly Status Achievements
Lightmatter October 2020 Finished 10/23
Little Misfortune November 2020 Finished 26/35
Tsioque November 2020 Finished 26/31
The Suicide of Rachel Foster October 2020 Finished 10/11
A Case of Distrust August 2020 Finished 8/10
Youropa November 2020 Finished 8/14

Question: Can I switch one or more of these games later, if I find out that the game isn't fun or if I get stuck?

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yep, it's all good, though you've picked a bunch of reasonable games so you should be fine anyway :)

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Aww yes, I'm so in. Games to be decided as the month passes by. Thank you, Cj!

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Game Status Review
A Case of Distrust Beaten Bland
Last Day of June Beaten A chore to play, terrible ending
Moon Hunters Finished Love this, finished one three four runs. There will be more!
MO:Astray Finished It's hard and rage inducing and I love it
Stories Untold Beaten Not bad. Just the right length.
ABZÛ Playing Kinda boring

Ditched games:
Poi: atrocious controls, boring worlds, fickely gameplay and simplified graphics. I couldn't bare finishing it.
Smile for me: absolutely terrible. Wonky controls, unlikeable characters, day and night cycle constantly interrupting the game. I really can't wrap my head around where all these good reviews are coming from.

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Yay, Control! Not sure if I can make it this month, but I'm gonna try :)

Game Monthly Status Playtime Achievements
Catherine Classic September 2020 Unfinished 6.1h 6/50 achievements
198X March 2020 Finished 2.5h 6/14 achievements
Forager September 2020 Finished 33.8h 77/103 achievements
Call of Cthulhu August 2020 Unfinished 0.5h 0/49 achievements
The Suicide of Rachel Foster October 2020 Finished 3.6 10/11 achievements
Sundered: Eldritch Edition January 2019 Stuck at last boss ._. 18.6h 12/20 achievements
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I was going to find 6 games to play anyway. It's a monthly ritual now ;)

I probably will be playing

Game Monthly Status Playtime Achievements
Cook Serve Delicious! 2 June 2018 Completed 176h / HLTB (24h) 45/45
Jotun January 207 Beaten 16h / HLTB (5h) 21/36
Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon August 2019 Beaten 11h / HLTB (7h) 7/13
One Piece: Burning Blood August 2017 Beaten 19.6h / HLTB (5h) 25/50
Wandersong May 2019 Unplayed 0 / HLTB (9h) 0/75
The Pillars of the Earth June 2018 Unplayed 0 / HLTB (16h) 0/41
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Jotun OMGGGzz
I too played it this month, it is a 100% flashback to the ragequits of my childhood. 21 achievements tho -- you impress! My seven are probably the bare minimum to finish the game...

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Yeaaaaah I worked hard at that one and I really wanted to 100% it but I got my ass handed to me way too many times with the timer achievements lol
I'll keep working on it though. And keep ragequitting lol
Hey you managed the main achievements, it's no slack! The game is much harder than I thought!

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The game is much harder than I thought!

Haha, I know. Once again fooled by HLTB. "5 hours? I can do that!" 16 hours later: "Why won't this $%&er die!?!?"

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LMAO Pretty much yeah. I don't know where HLTB gets their stats but I suspect 'trainers' are involved

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Holy crap congrats on completing CSD!2, let alone in one month!? Getting perfect days on some of those final shifts is tough as nails, impressive!

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Thanks! I thought I'd never get to the other side!
Tbh, I wish I had spread this one more but it's ok, I'll keep playing in CSD for a while I think.
The endgame was tough, that's a fact! I'm a pretty fast typer and I had memorized most letters and recipes by that point so I think it helped and I only had to try 3 or 4 times for the hard ones.

I would say being a professional cook (never worked short order though) helped getting in the groove but I'm sure that weird bug I had with the game sometimes slowing down by half helped tremendously in the last leg of the game ;)
It's not cheating if your computer does it on its own, right?

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Getting in the flow of the game definitely is the best feeling, felt like a total badass with my loud mechanical keyboard tip tapping away. :D I never got quite into the same flow with the second game (had an easier time memorising in CSD!1 since playing it in a short span does help in that regard) but will tackle completing it one day.

Haha I think the game was having mercy knowing what you'd gone thru in just a couple weeks & wanted you to

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Let's give it a shot

Game Status Achievements
A Case of Distrust Finished 10/10
TSIOQUE Finished 31/31
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Finished 25/25
The Adventure Pals Finished 29/31
Ryse: Son of Rome Finished 27/73
The King's Bird Finished 7/13
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Excited to Participate again

1) Call of Cthullu-- Played-- fight destiny
2) Horace-- Played-- game over
3) Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-tered- played-- Red Dawn
4) Night Call--Played-- L'Ange de la Mort, Le Marchand de Sable, Le Juge
5) Grim Fandango Remastered-- Played-- Year 4
6) Dropsy?-- Played-- the longest hug

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Have fun with Little Misfortune! I hope you like it :3

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oh message deleted above. didnt understand it anyway
I'm sure I will, gotta buy it 1st though! 1 of my entries was actually suppose to be a different game but it took forever to download that I completely forgot about retrying

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Ah, I thought you already have it :3 Well either way - I hope it's fun.
What was that other game which couldn't download?

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state of mind was gonna be it but it was taking so long to start installing that i gave up because i was wanting to play my games. Completely forgot about it until I saw the deleted message above and by that point I just didnt care enough to get rid of 1

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I'll be playing at least 6 of these to completion! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there :3
Automachef
Dead Island Definitive Edition
Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York
The Stillness of the Wind - Completed Screenshot/Final Scene Before Credits
The Hex
Okami HD
Night Call

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Ok third's time a charm, last time I was really close this time I'll finish them on time!

Game Part of: Status
Project Warlock February 2020 Choice Beaten and completed!
Maize June 2017 Monthly Beaten!
GRIS April 2020 Choice Unfinished
Volume February 2016 Monthly Unfinished
Lightmatter October 2020 Choice Unfinished
Stories Untold September 2017 Monthly Beaten and Completed!
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Ohh. GRIS was so good! Have fun.

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Cheers for still doing this. I participated once for Persona 4 Golden, this is my second time :P

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Paradigm Finished (Proof: Koniec achievement)
Book of Demons Finished (Proof: All hail the new king achievement)
American Fugitive Finished (Proof: Redemption achievement)
Figment Finished (Proof: Coming Back to the Surface achievement)
Neon Struct Finished (Proof: Bright Eyes achievement)
Whispers of a Machine Finished (Proof: Case Closed achievement)
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