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What did you finish in 2019?
« on: January 10, 2019, 04:38:05 AM »
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1) Mass Effect 4 (10.01.2019)

This game is all of the below:

- criminally underrated - more 8/10 than 4/10
- an incredible waste of an opportunity
- hilariously incompetent
- highly engaging

Still it's biggest problem was that it went outside the Milky Way and into a new galaxy. Nobody asked for that. Not a single Mass Effect fan. Casey Hudson fucked up royally here - they should man up, pick one canon ending (Destroy) and create a new story in the well known and well beloved universe.

ME4 was at its best when I was:

- travelling with a Krogan
- travelling with Asari/ Human
- doing Krogan quests on Krogan planet
- learning about what happened in Milky Way 600 years ago (yes, they drop "THE REAPERS" line 80 hours into the game :lol)

Not a single person on earth gives a shit about "Ryder".

This video is 100% correct. Hope someone in EA is taking notes.


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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 02:51:42 PM »
:bow beatin' vidyas :bow2
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 01:29:46 AM »
Decided to play through Resident Evil 4 to get hype for the RE2 remake. Game still owns, I still suck at the jet ski sequence at the end.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 05:00:41 AM »


Beat ex-Irem's City Shrouded in Shadow / Kyoei Toshi import. Was like 2/3rds through in my backlog so finished it up pretty quick.

It's a terrible videogame that's worth playing. Like as a videogame it's like a 3/10 jank, but I'd probably give it 7/10 because it's literally the best so bad it's good game I've ever played. This is like Ed Wood's Planet 9 from Outer Space of videogames. Although I think in this case it was intentional and the developers just know they are terrible at making videogames so they decided to make it hilarious af and it works.

Also you can tell they ran out of money because the first stage is like 30-45 mins long and the back half stages are like 5-15 mins long. All the money went into choose your own adventure dialogue choices. There's like 4-8 choices for every situation and every choice gets a fully voiced and animated cutscene reaction to it. So you can play it as a serious straight forward game, or you can be a complete troll the entire time. My character was a total asshole who only cared about saving himself and would barter with people to save them. Like one of the lines was when your girlfriend is stuck and she wants you to pull her out and if you pick well what will you give me as a reward for it, there'll be a choice for like $50 and then another for $150 and then one that says "$500,000 (although I'm pretty sure she doesn't have $500,000)"

And even the random NPCs are hilarious as fuck. I talked to some guy on the street and he goes "There's aliens everywhere, I gotta get out of here. Hey, wanna buy my French Restaurant down the street. I'll sell it for $50,000" and you get dialogue choices 1) Buy restaurant for $50,000, 2) Haggle, 3) Don't buy restaurant. And I picked haggle and he went down to $10,000 and it gave me an option to buy his great french restaurant for $10,000 but the most money you get in the game is like a few hundred bucks so you can't even buy it and the whole dialogue is just for the fuck of it.

Also every save point is a random object and when you go to save it tells you what that object is. For instance:

"A Fire Hydrant. Save?"
"A Japanese Maple Tree. Save?"
"A Well Maintained AC unit. Save?"

The game is short running away from stuff and there is check pointing every 2 mins because there's tons of instakill moves outta nowhere so you're always dying but it's not that painful thanks to the checkpoints. I mean it does make sense that if Godzilla or Ultraman or whatever steps on you it'd be an Instakill. There are some NPC quests but after doing a couple I generally just avoided them because even if they're funny the gameplay sucks too much so I just stuck to the main scenario.

They should bring this to the US and sell it for like $15-20. It'd be the kind of game that would get 2/10 reviews and 7/10 reviews and user reviews would probably be positive if the price was cheap enough. Imo it's worth a play through if you like stupid stuff (aka most Suda51).
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 11:14:35 AM »
I beat Spider-Man (PS4) yesterday. Nothing revolutionary but I always loved the Arkham games so it definitely filled that niche. Swinging around the city was a blast and I did way more side stories than I figured I would.

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Beat ex-Irem's City Shrouded in Shadow / Kyoei Toshi import. Was like 2/3rds through in my backlog so finished it up pretty quick.

It's a terrible videogame that's worth playing. Like as a videogame it's like a 3/10 jank, but I'd probably give it 7/10 because it's literally the best so bad it's good game I've ever played. This is like Ed Wood's Planet 9 from Outer Space of videogames. Although I think in this case it was intentional and the developers just know they are terrible at making videogames so they decided to make it hilarious af and it works.

Also you can tell they ran out of money because the first stage is like 30-45 mins long and the back half stages are like 5-15 mins long. All the money went into choose your own adventure dialogue choices. There's like 4-8 choices for every situation and every choice gets a fully voiced and animated cutscene reaction to it. So you can play it as a serious straight forward game, or you can be a complete troll the entire time. My character was a total asshole who only cared about saving himself and would barter with people to save them. Like one of the lines was when your girlfriend is stuck and she wants you to pull her out and if you pick well what will you give me as a reward for it, there'll be a choice for like $50 and then another for $150 and then one that says "$500,000 (although I'm pretty sure she doesn't have $500,000)"

And even the random NPCs are hilarious as fuck. I talked to some guy on the street and he goes "There's aliens everywhere, I gotta get out of here. Hey, wanna buy my French Restaurant down the street. I'll sell it for $50,000" and you get dialogue choices 1) Buy restaurant for $50,000, 2) Haggle, 3) Don't buy restaurant. And I picked haggle and he went down to $10,000 and it gave me an option to buy his great french restaurant for $10,000 but the most money you get in the game is like a few hundred bucks so you can't even buy it and the whole dialogue is just for the fuck of it.

Also every save point is a random object and when you go to save it tells you what that object is. For instance:

"A Fire Hydrant. Save?"
"A Japanese Maple Tree. Save?"
"A Well Maintained AC unit. Save?"

The game is short running away from stuff and there is check pointing every 2 mins because there's tons of instakill moves outta nowhere so you're always dying but it's not that painful thanks to the checkpoints. I mean it does make sense that if Godzilla or Ultraman or whatever steps on you it'd be an Instakill. There are some NPC quests but after doing a couple I generally just avoided them because even if they're funny the gameplay sucks too much so I just stuck to the main scenario.

They should bring this to the US and sell it for like $15-20. It'd be the kind of game that would get 2/10 reviews and 7/10 reviews and user reviews would probably be positive if the price was cheap enough. Imo it's worth a play through if you like stupid stuff (aka most Suda51).

I picked this up in Japan and have played a little bit of the first mission with Ultraman. It is jaaaaanky but still fun, and my daughter loves watching and making up a storyline for it.
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 10:20:18 AM »
Xbox One:

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Vita:

Iconoclasts
Papers, Please

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Kingdom Hearts 2.5
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2019, 04:06:06 AM »
january:

Professor Layton 3 - better than the first games that felt too much like brain training with a couple of cutscenes. This game still is that, but at least more creative.
Pokemon Gold DS - why are there new pokemons all over this? disgusting. Either way, it was okay. Even the best pokeyman is a 7/10 at best, battles are just stupidly slow for no reason.
Resident Evil 2 remake - Great level design and balancing make for a good amount of tension, the graphics are amazing (even though they can't beat the art that is REmake1's fixed camera). The biggest gripe I have is too little music in the beginning hours. It's very different from 2, as expected, and I don't think it's a close 10 like the former, but at least a solid 9.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2019, 04:07:27 AM »
Did you turn off battle animation in Pokemon?

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2019, 04:10:06 AM »
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2019, 06:32:41 AM »
Didn't finish a game in 1.5 month, yikes.

2) ICO (22.02.2019) on PS3.

Fun (or sad?), little, japanese experiment. So very, very japanese. Lovely OST.

Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2019, 04:56:42 PM »
Kingdom Hearts III

Super fun and super nonsensical at times. What I expected.

Now on to finishing up Dragon Quest XI from the Fall. Put 9 hours into it around the time you get Sylvando and got distracted.
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2019, 06:47:01 PM »
Resident Evil 2 remake

Further proof that when they give a shit, Capcom are still really, really good at making games.
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2019, 11:51:09 PM »
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Well, the main-story. I haven't gotten around to the DLC yet. I feel Greece is WAY TOO HUGE for it's own good. Like, Egypt in Origins felt huge (but really wasn't once you've started to do all the checkpoints for the achievement about that), but this is like 20x the size of that which is just insane. There's way too much to do, IMO.

Metro 2033 - Finished it on Normal. Got the "If it's hostile, you kill it." ending, which apparently is the canon ending. So... :doge It wasn't a bad adventure, but the AI is kinda... dumb. They either see you or don't. The stealth (in the THQ version which I played, apparently Redux fixes this) sucks ass. I got the stealth achievements so if I bother to replay certain levels that want stealth to be done for those, I can at least blast through enemies.

I kinda think having the series be open world (like Exodus apparently does) will be better than a linear shooter since I feel exploring Moscow and going through the Metro tunnels would be better than being lead through the tunnels and only seeing top-side/Moscow like 2-4 times throughout the entire game. :doge

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2019, 08:18:59 AM »
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Well, the main-story. I haven't gotten around to the DLC yet. I feel Greece is WAY TOO HUGE for it's own good. Like, Egypt in Origins felt huge (but really wasn't once you've started to do all the checkpoints for the achievement about that), but this is like 20x the size of that which is just insane. There's way too much to do, IMO.
I finished this last weekend myself, and I completely agree.  I never thought I'd ever complain about a game having TOO much content.... But in this case, it was unnecessary to have such girth.  Just glad I can move onto other games finally.  :lol

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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2019, 06:41:43 AM »


3) Snatcher (01.03.2019)

A very interesting sci-fi adventure game with good plot, humour, dark material etc. The combat isn't exactly necessary IMO but I guess that was popular back in 1988 in the console adventure games genre (is there such a thing?).

Game reminded me very much of KGB on Amiga 500.

Also for 100% this game would be banned now on  :reeeee due to sexual innuendos all around and sexualization of females (this is how would they put it when women want to be women).

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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2019, 07:26:06 AM »
february:

Zelda: Link's Awakening, replay. I still find it very dumb to design a Zelda overworld like a dungeon, which is exhausting for several reasons - especially on GB. But the setting and story is still good, which is why I always wished for a RE2make-tier remake that uses the story for a bigger game (i.e. redesign the island like a small-scale BotW). Guess that isn't going to happen now. However, similar to Shadow of the Colossus, a bigger field of view for the world map and better controls (no more constant item switching) will improve the game a lot in the remake. I found Zelda 1-3 better than the OG, but I suspect this will change with the remaster.
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2019, 04:47:25 PM »
DmC (the Xbox one remake version) pretty sweet game
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2019, 02:20:44 PM »
4) Gemini Rue (03.03.2019)

Well that was... short and... impressive. A 5 hour game created, designed, programmed and drawn by one person - Joshua Nuernberger - during his university time (UCLA I think). The shooting parts were needed as much as in Snatcher (read: not needed) but they at least did not interfere in the enjoyment.

The story in here was very interesting (amnesia) and while compacted delivered a proper closure.

Sidenote: I really hate how some games tease you with places that you think will visit but then the game ends and you never go there i.e. the 4 realms in God of War and 2 other planets in Gemini Rue :( You can even see them on the Galaxy Map and read their lore on city terminals.


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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2019, 04:39:22 PM »
Uh it's called WORLD BUILDING and that's what makes God of War 2018 the greatest game of the generation

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2019, 06:28:49 PM »
Jk God of War 2018 is trash

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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2019, 11:30:40 PM »
Xbox One:

Resident Evil 2
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Vita:

Tokyo Xanadu

PS4:

428: Shibuya Scramble
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2019, 09:11:42 AM »
Also for 100% this game would be banned now on  :reeeee due to sexual innuendos all around and sexualization of females (this is how would they put it when women want to be women).
You should try Policenauts.  It's even worse.  :lol  They got some well written English patches for it.  It's no Snatcher imo, but still has that Kojima vibe throughout.

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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2019, 03:52:20 PM »
Snatcher is one of those games I always wanted to play

Maybe one day they will release it on something I own

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2019, 06:30:39 AM »
Stuff I've beaten in the past couple months:

Resident Evil 3 (PS1) - Some great locations but it's a reheat of RE2 with less tight design and much less content just having one main campaign. Probably inferior to the first 2 games but still very good.

Red Dead 2: amazing technical achievement bogged down by trying to do too much. Ambient gameplay is superb but mainline missions are repetitive and unmemorable, online has potential but not that good as it is. Needs to focus on much more PvE gameplay (where are the sweet gang hideouts?!)

Never Alone: Poor game but curious cultural artefact. Nice mythology and music. Easy gamerscore which is always welcome.

Celeste: Suberb maingame with frustrating "extra for experts" content. There is so much content for a game made by a tiny team, pretty impressive. Definitely an exemplar of it's genre and deserving of all its praise,
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2019, 03:30:22 AM »
5) Primordia (07.03.2019)

Another short and sweet adventure game. I think it is even shorter than Gemini Rue to be honest or maybe that's because it has warping vs walking everywhere. Really liked the puzzles in here as they were mainly math/ logic based instead of the very usual "use stick on lifefloat" type of ones.

I got three endings out of it:

- the evil one where you join MetroMind
- the bad one where you get killed by MetroMind
- the good one where you "kill" MetroMind and leave for your ship

It happened that I got the good ending with my party intact: Crispin (with hands!) and Clarity so it was pretty nice. Then I read on the internet there are like 25 different endings :lol depending on who you save and how.

Game looked pretty cool:





And again the studio that made it (Wormwood) did not follow up with anything other than some experimental titles for Indie Speed Run 2013.

It's sad that we will never get:

- Machinarium 2
- Gemini Rue 2

Thet were only one off experiences :(

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« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2019, 05:43:10 AM »
1) Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Great turn based strategy game in the vein of Xcom. Pace is a lot higher due to higher mobility. In between the stages you do some exploring and solve some puzzles to change things up. Towards the end its a bit more trial and error then tacticać nous as some have said here but still a great overall experience and one of the gems in the Switch collection. Will probably try the Donkey Kong dlc as well some day.

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« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2019, 07:40:23 AM »
6) Technobabylon (10.03.2019)



A much longer game than Gemini Rue/ Primordia and also a game that touches (even briefly) the new-age divides on gender change, transhumanism, AI over mankind, long lasting VR usage etc. Did not like it as much as the other Wadjet titles, though. It lacked that certain... something. It does not feel charming nor unique just a competent sci-fi adventure game that cannot surprise you.

7) Kentucky Route Zero - Acts I - IV (11.03.2019)



What a great experience that was... simply incredible. A fantastic, mystical, soul crushing and Twin Peaks-like journey into the current problems of America:

- Rust Belt
- IOU and banking debt slavery
- alcoholism
- class based poverty

It is a true US game (made by 3 guys in Chicago) that tells a true story about America and capitalism in general. It is full of references to American art: literature, song, folklore and I am aware that I did not get the majority of them as I am from Europe.

The "game" has astonishing yet simple art, music and mood all around, in every single scene. Dialogues... I did not read such solid, wonderful, rich dialogues since Planescape: Torment.

I cannot wait for Act V that should drop sometime this year.

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I think I have enough of adventure games for now and will just wait for Sekiro next week *shrugs*.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2019, 10:32:45 AM »
DONE: Went back to Horizon Zero Dawn; one of you guys convinced me that I was halfway through the game, but there was only an hour or so left. Going back to the combat in the endgame without remembering the controls was difficult, but I'm watching the endless credits now. Srsly, wtf, it's got in-engine credits for 15 minutes and then goes into a long-ass standard scroll? Who has time for this?

…Oh, hey. There's a skip button.

Holy shit, that's some '80s horror film level "to be continued" bullshit in the post-credits scene. Uuuuuurrrrnnnnghh.

Good game. Borders on overstaying its welcome. Don't want to play the DLC. I'm level 48 and have stuff I can still do, but probably will move back to Arkham Knight or one of the PS+ games.

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« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2019, 11:40:46 AM »
Whats up with the adventure games bender Borys?

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2019, 04:47:31 AM »
Easy, short games :bow

Got sick of 100+ hours RPGs.

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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2019, 09:07:51 AM »
Easy, short games :bow

Got sick of 100+ hours RPGs.
Maybe a silly question, but are you basically just scooping these up on PC?  On emulators?

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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2019, 09:12:55 AM »
GOG. I support my polish brethern by paying on GOG. Of course Snatcher is on a emulator but if it is PC and "indie"/"old" then GOG it is.

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« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2019, 01:18:11 AM »
Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony - Felt shorter than the Lost and Damned (which I finished in 2014 apparently) to me. And really, while the mission variation was nice, I couldn't care about Luis or Tony at all.

Nice to see the "other side" of the diamond heist and all, but ultimately none of that matters since the diamonds go to a hobo. :doge

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« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2019, 02:37:28 AM »
Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony - Felt shorter than the Lost and Damned (which I finished in 2014 apparently) to me. And really, while the mission variation was nice, I couldn't care about Luis or Tony at all.

Nice to see the "other side" of the diamond heist and all, but ultimately none of that matters since the diamonds go to a hobo. :doge

As someone who didn't like the main story of GTA IV, I enjoyed that TBOGT trivialized and poked fun of just /how/ cursed those fucking diamonds were. I also wan't thrilled with the Get All Gold on Every Mission achievement, because the last one in the dance club was a steaming pile of horseshit with a bunch of meaningless travel at its outset. Shit, I'm remembering how many times I had to run out of "Central Park" and try to find a car, drive it without damage to the club, and then deal with waves of suicidal enemies rushing up my stairs while trying to defend Tony... Yeah, no thanks. Between that, and the dockside mission where Luis tries to save his idiot cousins from their own stupidity, there was no way for me to get all Gold.

Lost and the Damned, in contrast, brought back the ability to do as many damned side missions as I want, so I could run drugs or turf missions indefinitely.

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« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2019, 01:37:44 AM »
2) Captain Toad: Treasure Trackers

Bit torn on this one. One hand its charming, fun and smart. Not too hard (except some bit irritating bits that the game will offer you an invincibility mushroom for if you die a few times) but not too easy either.  I collected all the diamonds and felt like that was just right the right thing to do.

The thing is the game is mega chill and it will put a smile on your face, but it doesn't have any moments that are omg amazing.

So all in all would definitely recommend for 10 hours of feel good relaxed gaming that will just challenge you enough for it not to get vlring (maybe play 2-3 levels at a time?).

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« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2019, 03:27:06 PM »
20 games down so far this year. Mostly just working through my active backlog.

Monster Hunter GU 3.5/4
Xenoblade 2 3/4
Hitman 2 3.5/4
City Shrouded in Darkness 3/4
Monster Hunter World 3.5/4
Hollow Knight 4/4
Chuchel 3/4
Psychonauts: Rhombus of Ruin 2.5/4
Astrobot VR 4/4
Kingdom Hearts 3 3.5/4
Smash Ultimate 3.5/4
Resident Evil 2 Remake 3.5/4
Florence 3/4
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 3.5/4
Zone of the Enders 2 HD PS4 3/4
Into the Breach 2.5/4
Assassin's Creed Origins 3.5/4
Mutant Road Zero 3/4
FF14 Patch 4.4 3.5/4
FF14 Patch 4.5 3/4


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« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2019, 01:00:05 AM »
How can you give into the breach such a low score? Also what did you count as beating it?

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« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2019, 01:10:27 AM »
3) Splatoon 2

This was sitting half beat in my backlog so decided to finish the job as I quite liked it.

Splatoon 2 is a good game that could have been a 9/10 with some improvements. The idea of running around and painting and all its implications is novel and really works well. The graphics are crisp, the music is weird but banging and the art design is fresh. There is a good single player campaign that offers plenty challenge but the main event is the multiplayer here.

Why isn't it a 9/10 game?

My biggest gripe is the unexplainable sin that happens when you want to play, you are made to sit through a 1 minute cutscene you can't skip but have to press A multiple times to advance text. This bit details the maps that are in rotation. Who cares. I fucking hate this and it made me stop playing the multiplayer. Really inexcusable.

Second is the fact the coop horde mode that is a lot of fun with a friend was also on rotation. Only Nintendo could not understand what makes multiplayer games work so much. Like you login to play some coop with a friend? Too bad just wait a few days bro that mode is not available today. Totally bizarro world.

Finally the single player mode could have used some polish in how its presented.
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« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2019, 01:34:56 AM »
How can you give into the breach such a low score? Also what did you count as beating it?

I didn't like it. Clearing one run was enough for me. I played a few runs and it just felt like the same thing over and over. I don't like how long the runs are (2 hours or so) since a couple minor mistakes kills a run 90 mins in, and all the map tricks like volcanos/tidal waves/etc.. all feel the same. It just feels way more gimmicky than FTL did to me. And fwiw I didn't love FTL either, but I liked it better than this for sure. I like rogue games, like rogue legacy was great and crypt of the necrodancer is great, but this team's games just aren't my thing.

Like the first 30 mins of the game left a great impression, and then realizing that everything after played pretty much the same, the more I played it the less I liked it. I also don't enjoy how little carries over. If more stuff carried over it'd have a better sense of progression imo.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2019, 03:17:17 AM »
20 games down so far this year. Mostly just working through my active backlog.

Monster Hunter GU 3.5/4
Xenoblade 2 3/4
Hitman 2 3.5/4
City Shrouded in Darkness 3/4
Monster Hunter World 3.5/4
Hollow Knight 4/4
Chuchel 3/4
Psychonauts: Rhombus of Ruin 2.5/4
Astrobot VR 4/4
Kingdom Hearts 3 3.5/4
Smash Ultimate 3.5/4
Resident Evil 2 Remake 3.5/4
Florence 3/4
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 3.5/4
Zone of the Enders 2 HD PS4 3/4
Into the Breach 2.5/4
Assassin's Creed Origins 3.5/4
Mutant Road Zero 3/4
FF14 Patch 4.4 3.5/4
FF14 Patch 4.5 3/4

You've beaten 20 games in 2.5 months?

Are you on retirement or something? Sorry, but I thought you had a 8:00-20:00 lawyer job that leaves no time for gaming.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2019, 01:31:17 PM »

You've beaten 20 games in 2.5 months?

Are you on retirement or something? Sorry, but I thought you had a 8:00-20:00 lawyer job that leaves no time for gaming.

lol, most of that stuff were games I played last year and just finished this year. Been working through my active backlog aka games I started last year or the year before and was pretty far in but never finished, so finishing them up. Plus was sick for most of 2019, so haven't done a lot of social stuff and haven't been dating because of it, so pretty much just working and gaming this year so far.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2019, 02:16:30 PM »
That makes sense :lol I was worried for a bit I will never catch up to you this year.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2019, 02:47:17 PM »
4) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

Overall I enjoyed this game, but compared to other retro inspired titles like Axiom Verge it felt a bit light and lacking anything special maybe? Granted I never played Castelvanias back in the day so maybe I lack the nostalgia. Played on normal/veteran btw.
Still enjoyable few hours, 6/7 out of 10.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2019, 03:00:09 PM »
#21 - House in Fata Morgana Gaiden: Requiem for Innocence - Finished reading this last night. It's a gaiden/expansion to House in Fata Morgana that takes one of the backstories that's told in like 2 hours in Fata Morgana and expands it to a 9-10 hour re-telling with much more depth. Gaiden reads well and like House in Fata Morgana that localization is A++++ amazing (who would've thought that porn translators at Mangagamers would be Alexander O. Smith level translators/writers), lots of likeable characters and great music/art.

But at the end of the day it's a re-telling of a story already told so you know how it's going to go/end and it's sorta unnecessary. All it does it take a backstory that is already DEPRESSINGLY BLEAK and make it EVEN MORE DEPRESSING because it fleshes out the characters on their way to their doom.

The Gaiden also has a handful of like 15 min to 1 hour original side-stories. I liked these.

I'm definitely 1000% interested in whatever this dev team writes next and hope mangagamer gets the same localization team on it. But I'd be hesitant to recommend Requiem for Innocence unless you really loved House in Fata Morgana and want 12-13 hours more of good writing/art/music and don't mind it's a retelling of a story you've already read for most of it.

But yeah, read House in Fata Morgana! Probably best VN I've ever read. Really good story and music.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2019, 06:56:06 PM »
The Walking Dead: The Final Season (Pirated because fuck Epic's store) -



Made me laugh. The season is a massive improvement over Season 2 and 3, IMO.

Spoilers for those that care
I killed Lily, because fuck that bitch. Season 1 terrible character, season 4 ruthless character returning from the dead. Bleh.

Saved like most of the school, outside of 3 kids deaths, which seemed "your choices matter"/railroaded into dying.

James was interesting, but his "I DON'T WANT TO KILL ANYONE TO SAVE MY HUMANITY!" shtick was terrible and him leaving because I turned AJ into a stone-cold killer that is able to survive was dumb. He should know given he was part of the Whisperers.

AJ saved Clem. I was pretty happy about that, but also disappointed that they make you think he killed her for a bit before that. It would've been 1:1 with Lee's journey (but longer since you raise AJ starting with season 2-3) for Clem if she died. But I'm glad she and AJ have a "home."

Beg's the question if Telltale would've done one more with AJ as the character. On one hand, I don't really want that because the series has worn out it's welcome. But on the other with AJ's thought bubbled, I figured the series would actually be kinda interesting it wasn't on the same engine going forward.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #45 on: March 29, 2019, 11:52:20 PM »
Slight addendum to my Fata Morgana Gaiden review above. Turns out there's a hidden secret ending chapter and then a secret ending ending short story that you have to find fan-translated on a blog. After reading those I like Requiem more. They bookend it nice.

I also discovered when going down that rabbit hole of all the Fata Morgana short stories available on the web and in ports that there is a true true true ending finality path to the story...locked away in the Vita port that's JPN only that's 4 hours+ long and full VA. Definitely one of those times I get to put my JP language skills to use! Picked it up for 40% off on the JP store and re-charging my Vita now. Will see this story through to the very final end.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2019, 01:41:12 PM »
Finished Monster Boy and got the platty.  What a fantastic game!  This was the ultimate love letter to the series as a whole.  It almost felt like this game was made for me.  :D Took about 30 hours to complete.  It's one of the best Metroidvanias I've played in a long time.  I'll admit that the boss battles weren't much of a challenge at all, but like Mario and Zelda bosses, it's more a neat and creative spectacle using your new ability than straight up read animation queues and git gud.  Anyone's whoever played and enjoyed any game in the Wonder Boy series NEEDS to play Monster Boy!
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2019, 04:04:24 PM »
March:

Devil May Cry V - I wish the level design was better, both in gamedesign and artistically (even if the work of the RE engine is astounding nonetheless). Other than that, it's fun to fight things even if you have no idea what you're doing. V is great. I also wish some of the things in the story were different, but overall the story telling was pretty fun too. Great music too. And boss fights.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2019, 02:46:51 PM »
11-11 Memories Retold - Like Valiant Hearts, a WW1 depressing narrative story with some puzzle/adventure gameplay. Visuals are by Aardman studios from Wallace & Grommit, so the art style is fantastic and the music is fantastic. Pretty good writing and VA. I definitely thought it was very much worth a playthrough and my only negative is the (optional) collectible hunting in the game is out of place, but I guess when you're selling a 5 hour narrative game for $40 you need to but some bs gameplay in to artificially add a couple hours for people going for everything. I missed most of the collectibles which is a bummer because they have good historical info on them that I would have liked to have read throughout. Otherwise though it's quite good.

Also is in a humble bundle now for $10. Fully recommend it at that if you're down with walking sims. I have no idea how Namco Bandai agreed to publish this. It's the kind of art game that's a guaranteed money loser as a medium budget $40 game. But hey, glad they did and it exists!

Very good companion piece to the Peter Jackson They Shall Not Grow Old WW1 documentary.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2019, 03:46:39 AM »
7) Kentucky Route Zero - Acts I - IV (11.03.2019)


8.) Sekiro - Shadows Die Twice (10.04.2019)

:D

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2019, 03:51:05 AM »
Congrats on the final boss clear Borys!

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2019, 10:13:12 PM »
Devil May Cry 2: HD version - Man... I dunno where to begin with this... It's completely insane how Itsuno turned the series around with 3. 2 is trying to copy 1's horror aesthetic but turns Dante into a completely boring brooding asshole. The main villain isn't explained beyond "uh, he just want to destroy the world, lol!" and then Dante is just stuck in "hell" with no actual ending.

I can't even believe this is part of the canon at this point, especially since 5 basically ignores it in the "timeline of the DMC series." :lol

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2019, 07:57:06 AM »
i'm trying to replay it right now and it's just as bad as i remembered. they took a game that attempted to blend action gaming with fighting game mechanics and followed it up with an ultra-bland action game with with moveset about as deep as double dragon's. it's so fucking boring it hurts.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2019, 05:50:07 PM »
5) South Park: Stick of Truth

100% the most funny and distasteful game I ever played, kudos to the writing. It's one long over the top love letter to South Park and role playing games. Really fun stuff that should put a smile on most peoples faces.

Few small nibbles: no real challenge, absurd qte event near the end, had a few bugs as well.

 8.5/10

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2019, 10:40:38 PM »
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (1) - :doge @ ending. (No faction, seeing the bomb I then reload and leave, leaving LaCroix to figure out the bomb in the mummy) The combat is pure ass, IMO. Like... really really ass, even by 2004 standards.

It wasn't bad, but I don't get the "cult classic" status for it. I feel the table-top RPG is better suited than this. :yeshrug

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #55 on: April 15, 2019, 06:32:42 AM »
It was the only worthy successor to Deus Ex until Human Revolution came along. Big points for being an RPG set in modern times.

As for combat: Yes. It's something you should obviate or break. Doesn't make it good, but... When it initially come out, the katana from an early Santa Monica quest was completely busted. The thing trivialized combat to such a degree you'd use it till the end of the game, where you could get a straight upgrade to it.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #56 on: April 22, 2019, 10:15:30 AM »
I finished both The Suffering games on my Xbox.



Both are pretty janky third person games (with an optional FPS mode). Neither game really explains why there are monsters everywhere beyond "the horrors of people's hearts" I guess. Throughout the game your dead wife and kids call you a piece of shit, but then 5 minutes later your dead ghost wife is like "oh baby ur a good person" but then shes like "wow ur a piece of shit, fuck you i get nice dick in hell"

Anyway, in a completely unique twist it turns out someone else killed your wife and kids and you escape alcatraz.

In the sequel you wind up in the mean streets of baltimore and fight your way through a crack house, befriend an islamic black man with a shotgun, help a junkie get his fix, and find out the "killer" that you thought wasn't you at the end of the first game was actually you because in a unique twist in storytelling it turns out you have a split personality that wants to take over.

Anyway these games arent that good
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2019, 07:08:55 PM »
Focus on story in a Midway game, brehs…

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #58 on: April 22, 2019, 07:55:02 PM »
Focus on story in a Midway game, brehs…

Are you suggesting I just ignore the story of Shujinko?

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2019, 09:01:59 PM »
Focus on story in a Midway game, brehs…

Gameplay was worse.
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