Nostalgic Solitairica completed in July 2021

My Beaten & Completed Games My Game Backlog Progress

I completed Solitairica and made progress in Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey and Might and Magic X Legacy in July 2021. As a result, I have completed eleven games this year and am one game away from my 2021 games-to-beat goal.

Each month I review my progress through my game backlog. This helps me to stay motivated and allows me to make short-term goals.

Backlog Changes 📉📈

To begin with, I added two games to my backlog: The Spectrum Retreat and Ironcast. That’s probably the least amount of games I’ve added in a single month.

On the other hand, I only completed one game, Solitairica. It’s most likely because I haven’t been focusing on one single game.

In the end, my backlog increased by one.

Solitairica
Solitairica

Solitairica 🃏

Solitairica is a card game with power-ups that help you complete games. The solitaire game plays like Golf except with the cards face down and the size of the tableau depends on your opponent. There are 10 different decks called champions and they each have a different set of cards and power-ups. Each of the suits is represented by a colour which is also a type of energy that fuels your power-ups. A champion deck focuses on one or two energy types and has exclusive power-ups that are fueled by those energies. Your goal is to complete a series of solitaire games against different opponents of varying difficulty who have their own powers that hinder you.

When I was growing up, every summer my family would visit our cottage on Georgian Bay. For the most part, we didn’t have electricity so playing card games was a major pastime and I enjoyed playing them. Of the 10 decks, I was only able to complete nine, and I only played normal difficulty but I enjoyed playing solitaire in this new way. The champion I couldn’t finish was the Barbarian. SpikeRosered’s guide was very helpful. Being able to play the game through SteamLink was also a boon. Here’s how to play Epic Store Games on a Steam Link.

Progress & Milestones 🏆

Although I only completed one game this month, I made progress on three other games. I got back into playing Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey and started Might & Magic X – Legacy.

I am into the grind with Knights of Pen and Paper +1 and I am finding it less enjoyable. I am playing it through SteamLink which does help a bit. 

I started playing Might & Magic X – Legacy because I heard that the DRM servers had gone down. That was really disappointing. But thankfully the community stepped up. I can confirm that the Steam version is working for me.

What to Play Next ▶

On the whole, I will definitely be playing Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey and Might and Magic X Legacy in August 2021. I might return to Knights of Pen and Paper +1 but I think Two Worlds II is on hold. If I get ACO or MMX done early I might move on to Knights and Merchants or Darwinia from my list of games I want to play in 2021.

What were your game backlog accomplishments this month? What commitments have you made for next month? Let me know in the comments.

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