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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #60 on: April 23, 2019, 12:42:36 AM »
Focus on story in a Midway game, brehs…

Gameplay was worse.

Expect anything positive or noteworthy from a (non-coin-op) Midway game, brehs...

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #61 on: April 23, 2019, 02:19:10 AM »
Plenty of good midway games. Sounds like you got a chip on your shoulder, you should get it looked at
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #62 on: April 23, 2019, 09:21:58 PM »
Plenty of good midway games. Sounds like you got a chip on your shoulder, you should get it looked at

Enh, I worked there. Most of the company was being railroaded by a guy who had miserable taste in games.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2019, 01:25:40 PM »
8.) Sekiro - Shadows Die Twice (10.04.2019)

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After platinuming Sekiro:



I am done with 9) Guacamelee! 2 (28.04.2019)



Last boss was a joke. Game is broken because it gives you an infinite healing skill that can be used during boss fights between their long timed attacks.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2019, 01:44:53 PM »
Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana (Vita)

Platinum of course. Game is amazing and better than Sekiro

Long wait for Monstrum Nox....


And finished Kingdom Hearts 0.2 cause why not
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« Reply #65 on: April 29, 2019, 02:36:43 PM »
6 Starlink: Battle for Atlas

This game is everything that is wrong and right with Ubisoft. The game is repetitive and flawed, even at 15 hours you are tired of doing the same thing over and over again (luckily this is enough to complete it with Fox max level and his side mission done).

But the gunplay is ok and I just kept playing for some reason, the sotry is ass and the star fox content is ok. There is a ton of pointless grind and things to do if you want to but its not needed.

If this wasnt made as a toys game it could have been really decent, I think this team could make a proper space opera if Ubisoft let thempr Nintendo gave them their Star Fox license. I know Ubisoft can do it (see Mario Rabbids)

I might try out the future Fox DLC if its some real good content and not just fly to planet X and do X Y Z again.

Tldr: More unique content and battles would have been preferred over 6 planets with the same shit.

5/10

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #66 on: April 29, 2019, 04:12:55 PM »
EA UFC 3: Ground game is a nightmare, striking is ridiculously over complicated and not satisfying at all, game is so sluggish even the menus lag, "story" mode is less in depth than the EA MMA and THQ UFC games a full generation ago.

MK 11: Story mode is stupid as fuck in the best way, game play is tighter than ever, fatalities are ridiculous in the best way possible, graphics are better than ever. Tower mode is either broken or one of the more openly shameless attempts at getting people to pay real money for cosmetics I've personally encountered in a console game.


I started but didn't finish Red Dead 2 and Fist of the North Star and don't know when I'll get back to them

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2019, 03:00:20 PM »
I am done with 9) Guacamelee! 2 (28.04.2019)

10) Oxenfree (01.05.2019)







Well... it's an indie game alright. Bad graphics but good writing, dialogues and what's surprising voice overs. Very cliched approach to the "horror island" theme, though. Glad it was free on Epic because it is not worth much to be honest. A 3 hour title with all photos, anomalies and letters found. Super short and not fullfilling at all.

Kentucky Route Zero is miles better and advanced even though it feels simplified with limited/ removed controls.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2019, 12:44:00 AM »
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Been meaning to, since I purchased it like way back in 2009 or so. So... I did.

...That's about all I can say about it. The game is weaker than Challenge of the Warlords and really annoying to play due to the leapgate hacking mini-game and other mini-games and the AI cheating with the gravity bullshit for the match 3.

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« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2019, 12:05:49 PM »
I gave DS action RPG Fighting Fantasy: Warlock of Firetop Mountain another chance. My first attempt was years back and ended very quickly due to my build not panning out. This time I went full tank. Sword+board, dumped most of my points into HP, chose Regeneration as my starting ability and also pumped Dodge. That worked out very well. Not only did it take the edge off the first few levels, but it allowed me to explore until my inventory was full for the majority of the game. On my earlier attempt I had to constantly beat near-death retreats to safepoints or merchants.

But even this beefy character would have hit a brick wall during the final few encounters, because those are hell for close-range fighters. A bow and very advanced tactics (i.e. hiding behind conveniently placed pillars) turned things from hair-pulling frustration to deflated resignation. The AI was in fact so bad at maintaining line-of-sight I could pelt the side of its sprite from cover. :|

I also ended up moving my save to the PC so I could use an emulator. 360 controller + mouse wasn't ideal, but at least it didn't cramp my hand the way the DS tends to. I keep forgetting how uncomfortable it is to hold.

I also finished point'n'click Gemini Rue after this thread reminded me that I own it. A thoroughly OK (if extremely predictable) sci-fi tale with non-bullshit puzzles. (Safe for that one time I overlooked a smudge on a wall, sending me FAQing in exhasperation. Wouldn't be a point'n'click otherwise, I guess).
I could have done without the awkward shooting mechanic, but thankfully there is a difficulty option for it, which I set to easy right away.
Oh, I also stumbled upon Ed and Ein from Cowboy Bebop. I prefered the subtle references, but it was a nice surprise regardless.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #70 on: May 04, 2019, 11:57:18 PM »
End of Eternity/Resonance of Fate - Cool Combat system. Japan doesn't know how guns work: the game. Meh story that is bits and pieces until like chapter 7 (of like 16) and even then it's BARELY explained. You get more information from the Wikipedia page for fucks sake. :lol

Pretty skippable JRPG, IMO.
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« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2019, 02:25:46 AM »
End of Eternity/Resonance of Fate - Cool Combat system. Japan doesn't know how guns work: the game. Meh story that is bits and pieces until like chapter 7 (of like 16) and even then it's BARELY explained. You get more information from the Wikipedia page for fucks sake. :lol

Pretty skippable JRPG, IMO.

I remember seeing a documentary on SPEED RACER, and the animators talked about how they got such crazy ideas for the Mach V. Like, a homing beacon and buzz saws and jumping struts; the animators said that they didn't know anything about cars, that they didn't even know how to drive, when they made Speed Racer.

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« Reply #72 on: May 05, 2019, 10:50:57 AM »
April:

Sekiro - This is a very good game that nails its dueling feel and has overall been the needed deviation from prior Miyazaki titles. The difficulty is okay. But there's definitely frustrations, because of some moments of bad camera/level design. The atmosphere is great, excluding a few remaining Souls tropes (i.e. AI and enemy placements) that don't make much sense in an actual lived-in world. But the hickups are minor, I played through the game three times.

Dragon Ball Origins 2 - I had the sudden urge to get the first DBO a decade LTTP, but decided on the sequel - since it covers the better story arc. After the first couple of stages I thought this would be a generic brawler. Yet it turned out there's actually lots of fun variety and satisfying combat/level scenarios down the line. I saw that the makers of Genji/Folklore did this - makes sense. I was only disappointed that the touchscreen controls are kind of shit - I was hoping for something that controls as well as Zelda DS or Ninja Gaiden DS. Thankfully there's normal button controls.

Tales of Vesperia - I was hyped up for this game for a decade, so it could only disappoint and at first it did. The first 10 hours were indeed rough. The dungeons are way more braindead than in prior titles, combat felt stiff even for Tales standards and the soundtrack wasn't exactly glowing. The cel shading/diorama look and its decent characters were the saving grace. After the first third of the game though, most things improved a lot. Still, apart from graphics and characters, I feel prior Tales games were superior and Vesperia is already a little too close to lame later Tales games' game design (especially dungeons and music).
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #73 on: May 06, 2019, 12:34:36 AM »
I am done with 9) Guacamelee! 2 (28.04.2019)

10) Oxenfree (01.05.2019)

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Well... it's an indie game alright. Bad graphics but good writing, dialogues and what's surprising voice overs. Very cliched approach to the "horror island" theme, though. Glad it was free on Epic because it is not worth much to be honest. A 3 hour title with all photos, anomalies and letters found. Super short and not fullfilling at all.

Kentucky Route Zero is miles better and advanced even though it feels simplified with limited/ removed controls.

Couldnt get myself to finish this, got sooooo boring towards the end.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #74 on: May 06, 2019, 01:35:01 AM »
Yeah it was a sludge.

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« Reply #75 on: May 06, 2019, 07:35:29 AM »
Finished Enderal: Forgotten Stories , a Skyrim total conversion/mod that you can get as a standalone download on steam provided you have the vanilla Skyrim version (not SE) in your steam library. I went in totaly blind, just to try it out since it's free and got some praise in an era thread and after finishing it, i have to say it's one of the most impressive games i remember playing. It's a fully fledged, 100+ hour rpg with a huge open world full of hand crafted, high quality content with good writing and excellent character interactions, on top of that it's fully voice acted and honestly, i can hardly tell a difference between these amateur voice actors in a free mod and some professional ones in big budget titles. It just seems like such a huge game, but the credits consist of around 10 people aside from those that did the voice acting and translations, i have no idea how they pulled this off, they must have some next level team managment skills.
The only downside is the outdated Bethesda engine, so i experienced frequent crashes to desktop, but i guess that is to be expected since it really pushes the engine with nice graphics and lots of scripting, also i suspect playing a melee build might not be so fun since they can't do miracles with this old Skyrim combat engine, i played an archer and it was ok. On the other hand, the sense of progression is very well done, every level up until late game feels meaningful, it's a lot like a Gothic game where besides just getting experience to level up you also need to pay for skill learning, so you're basically always short on cash. Really love the game, would be perfectly happy with it as a full price purchase, yet it's totally free. (felt so good about it i had to donate to the developers anyway)

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« Reply #76 on: May 07, 2019, 12:44:36 AM »
Hollow Knight. Best game I've ever played.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2019, 11:22:45 PM »
Sonic Mania - Honestly? It's not that good. There's way too many frustrating platforming sections in the boss areas for my taste (the airplane level and like... the gear level were very annoying for me) and the second half is just pure frustration.

That said? It's a good "return to form" for Sonic, and the team behind it clearly cares about the series a lot more than Sonic Team.

But for me? I dunno if I'd get a Sonic Mania 2 or whatever after this. I think the series has ran it's course for me.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #78 on: May 11, 2019, 03:38:22 PM »
Sonic Mania - Honestly? It's not that good. There's way too many frustrating platforming sections in the boss areas for my taste (the airplane level and like... the gear level were very annoying for me) and the second half is just pure frustration.

That said? It's a good "return to form" for Sonic, and the team behind it clearly cares about the series a lot more than Sonic Team.

But for me? I dunno if I'd get a Sonic Mania 2 or whatever after this. I think the series has ran it's course for me.


I found it to be the opposite, it seemed super easy as someone who never beat the original 3 Sonic games without a Game Genie.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #79 on: May 12, 2019, 04:11:03 AM »
10) Oxenfree (01.05.2019)

11) Axiom Verge (10.05.2019)



Not bad for a FAQ-less run without blind shooting at walls for secrets. Now I can use the guide and get the secret ending as there are none other optional or secret bosses just drilling walls.

Not a bad game after all but very unfocused. Lower tier Metroidvania IMO when compared to Ori, Guacamelee!, Hollow Knight etc. Why do I need 20 weapons when only 3 are useful (green ball of lightning, green lightning, enemy pass through beam) and weapons are not a part of the locked door/ need a colored beam mechanic.?
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« Reply #80 on: May 23, 2019, 12:21:08 PM »
12.) Chrono Cross (23.05.2019)









To say I *miss* JRPGs with 2D Backgrounds is an understatement... they look & feel so great still. Never thought I'd get the same nostalgia I have for Baldur's Gate type of RPGs for PSX era JRPGs but here I am, lol.

Game must have been a huge hit back in 1999 when it launched. It is spectacular in the gfx/ sfx department, the story is awesome, party roster is... whoa, fucking HUGE and the gameplay is solid with the stamina/ elements system.

Wonder why Square killed the franchise? Chrono Trigger --> Chrono Cross --> ???

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« Reply #81 on: May 24, 2019, 03:11:57 PM »
Final Fantasy 13-2 - PC port is atrocious in regards to hanging and RAM eating. But the game itself is ok. It's not a massive improvement from 13 that people say it is and the story is a complete mess.

I did like the BAD END though.

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« Reply #82 on: May 24, 2019, 03:31:13 PM »
It's a great game! My favourite in the Trilogy. Caius Ballad <3 is the best villain in Final Fantasy universe. Kefka and Sephiroth can eat dirt.

Come to think of it... FF13 1-3 was so much more diverse than FF15 it's not even funny.

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« Reply #83 on: May 28, 2019, 03:56:00 AM »
7) Steamworld Dig 2

Just like the first one a charming little game, this one seemed a bit easier. Could have done with a few bosses and a weee bit more challenge.

Looking forward to play Heist and Quest.

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« Reply #84 on: May 28, 2019, 03:58:25 AM »
10) Oxenfree (01.05.2019)

11) Axiom Verge (10.05.2019)

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Not bad for a FAQ-less run without blind shooting at walls for secrets. Now I can use the guide and get the secret ending as there are none other optional or secret bosses just drilling walls.

Not a bad game after all but very unfocused. Lower tier Metroidvania IMO when compared to Ori, Guacamelee!, Hollow Knight etc. Why do I need 20 weapons when only 3 are useful (green ball of lightning, green lightning, enemy pass through beam) and weapons are not a part of the locked door/ need a colored beam mechanic.?

I enjoyed this one more then Guacamele which I didnt finish, think the story, setting and music are factors in that as they really stood out for me.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #85 on: June 03, 2019, 08:29:38 AM »
Some recent stuff:

Xbox One

Metro Exodus

Vita

The Longest Five Minutes
Dying: Reborn
Death Mark
Cosmic Star Heroine
Oceanhorn

PS4

What Remains of Edith Finch

3DS

Persona Q2
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« Reply #86 on: June 03, 2019, 09:29:52 AM »
To say I *miss* JRPGs with 2D Backgrounds is an understatement... they look & feel so great still. Never thought I'd get the same nostalgia I have for Baldur's Gate type of RPGs for PSX era JRPGs but here I am, lol.

Infinity Engine made a come back at least, so maybe there's hope yet! At the very least, I wish we could get some JRPGs that approximated that style with cinematic camera angles [it wouldn't even be that hard!], instead of the same old over-the-shoulder, lakitu-holding-a-camera-on-a-stick style that every game uses now.
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« Reply #87 on: June 03, 2019, 09:36:38 AM »
tbh all games could portray more interesting/creative art directions with fixed camera angles compared to over the shoulder perspectives. JRPGs, survival horror, even God of War. OTS is limiting more than anything.

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« Reply #88 on: June 03, 2019, 12:28:52 PM »
Finally got around to Spec Ops: The Line over the weekend. Probably would have been super cool when it came out, or at least been more impressive, but some of the set pieces are still really neat. I got annoyed with normal difficulty and shamefully put it on easy as I really just wanted a jog through, so it was basically just an edgelord murder simulator.

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I was kind of disappointed on googling the choices didn't matter much in the overall narrative, but it saved me some youtubing.
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« Reply #89 on: June 05, 2019, 12:34:24 PM »
8 ) Katana Zero

Def scratches that Miami Hotline itch, its basically the same concept. Pixel art, thumping soundtrack and short, insta death levels. Oh yeah you are also an on call assassin.

What's different? It's a side scroller where you will be expected to do some jumping but nothing crazy. You have a sword instead of guns.

The levels get better the further you get, but the game never reaches those Hotline heights. The game is a lot more forgiving and even later on I wasn't pulling my hair out. They can still be challenging and you will die but it's not a spiritual experience, although you will have that "niiiceee i did it" feeling more then once.

Think part of the "problem" is that you only have this one guy with one weapon, whereas in Hotline you were nudged to experiment witg masks and weapons.

The story is also a bit of a let down, the game is shorter then Hotline and my biggest gripe is that it ends on a "to be continued..." Eff off. Kind of made me feel cheated. Indy dev and game and they built in a sequel eventhough the game is short.

Still the gameplay is tight and I had a good time.

8/10

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« Reply #90 on: June 17, 2019, 05:50:49 PM »
Operation Darkness (NA/Atlus) - Assassinate Hitler and his Vampire Cohorts while being a Werewolf: The SRPG. Pretty jank SRPG that cranks up the difficulty continuously to where enemies are getting like 3 turns before yours.

I enjoyed it... for the most part... despite the camera and said difficulty. I liked the idea of procuring weapons and items WAY before they're sold in the supply depot off enemies and liked the idea of keeping your "weight low" to get more turns. But I hated the last few missions (24-26 is done in one go, no resupplies unlike 80% of the game) because of dragons and other bullshit killing two of my party members consistently to where I had to mop up before reviving them.

I dunno if I'll do the "Eagle's Nest"/EX Missions since those are in doors which makes the bombing run attack I abused from the British secret intel bloke useless. :lol

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #91 on: June 28, 2019, 08:35:41 PM »
Dying Light - Oh boy, if you want a slightly "improved" Dead Island, boy do I have the game for you. :doge

(That's not a glowing endorsement)

Superhot - Super. Hot. Super. Hot. Super. Hot. Pretty short (like 2-3 hours) but the gameplay is interesting enough. I wouldn't recommend it for more than the $10 I paid for it, but it's a good shooter that tries something different from the norm. So I'd recommend it.

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« Reply #92 on: June 30, 2019, 03:43:29 PM »
Dragon Quest XI (Platinumed)
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD (beat all of the secret bosses, got the Deeper Dive ending)
Cosmic Star Heroine (Platinumed)
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (100%ed)
Final Fantasy XV (new Royal Edition Content - Episode Gladio/Prompto/Ignis/Ardyn, Chapter 13 verse 2, new Chapter 14, Terra Wars crossover mission, FFXIV crossover mission)
Xenoblade 2: Torna: The Golden Country (did everything except beat the 4 super bosses)
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« Reply #93 on: July 01, 2019, 04:40:30 PM »
Final Fantasy Type-0/Agito XIII: HD - PC port is pretty bad. Like it's "better" than the FF13/13-2 port, but that's not a glowing praise thing.

Story starts off good then kinda crashes in the middle. Then it comes back pretty strong near the end. It's an anime "kids in an academy go to war" story, but it at least has some grit to it compared to other animu stories like it.

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« Reply #94 on: July 01, 2019, 05:47:49 PM »
Dying Light - Oh boy, if you want a slightly "improved" Dead Island, boy do I have the game for you. :doge

I liked it a lot more than Dead Island. :idont
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« Reply #95 on: July 01, 2019, 06:28:17 PM »
Final Fantasy Type-0/Agito XIII: HD - PC port is pretty bad. Like it's "better" than the FF13/13-2 port, but that's not a glowing praise thing.

Story starts off good then kinda crashes in the middle. Then it comes back pretty strong near the end. It's an anime "kids in an academy go to war" story, but it at least has some grit to it compared to other animu stories like it.

I thought it had a cool conceit (on how when a person dies, others forget that they really existed) but the game didn't really explore this too much, instead it just went in a million different directions with a totally ridiculous ending. I liked how each character controlled fairly different, and combat (although simplistic and janky) was more enjoyable to me than FFXV's. The repetitive environments really hurt the game's appeal though.
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #96 on: July 01, 2019, 11:59:22 PM »
Dying Light - Oh boy, if you want a slightly "improved" Dead Island, boy do I have the game for you. :doge

I liked it a lot more than Dead Island. :idont

Honestly: I don't like either. I bought it for the Parkour and that was cool. But the zombie combat is ass. Like, as bad as Dead Island 1's. It's really hard for me to stomach the fact that I'm slashing zombies in the face with a knife like 2-5 times and they still aren't dead until I exploit EXP gain max level to make that MUUUUCH faster but still :trash feeling.

Final Fantasy Type-0/Agito XIII: HD - PC port is pretty bad. Like it's "better" than the FF13/13-2 port, but that's not a glowing praise thing.

Story starts off good then kinda crashes in the middle. Then it comes back pretty strong near the end. It's an anime "kids in an academy go to war" story, but it at least has some grit to it compared to other animu stories like it.

I thought it had a cool conceit (on how when a person dies, others forget that they really existed) but the game didn't really explore this too much, instead it just went in a million different directions with a totally ridiculous ending. I liked how each character controlled fairly different, and combat (although simplistic and janky) was more enjoyable to me than FFXV's. The repetitive environments really hurt the game's appeal though.

Supposedly, there's a "hidden ending" that is unlocked once you beat the game (but I had to [as terrible as it is to admit] Youtube the cutscenes for the first playthrough because Windows 10 somehow broke those on the port to where the game will freeze/crash if you don't slam "SKIP DIS SHIT" at it) to where the party is still alive, but I honestly think them sacrificing themselves is nice. I don't like Rem and Machina living though. And I don't like that the secret ending (and the reason the kids die in the first place because of your first bit about how people forget the dead) buries information behind a "lol second playthrough" (on PSP anyway) gimmick.

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« Reply #97 on: July 05, 2019, 09:46:37 AM »
June:

Bloodstained 2 - In the beginning it felt like an okay Igavania, but it really is a game that keeps getting better as its mechanics open up. There's the right amount of customisation, the right way of doing exploration, all around fun boss fights and great music. Two negatives though: A few moments of progression were too cryptic. I had to look up a guide three or four times, which is way more than even prior Igavanias. And I hate looking up guides. Other than that, the game simply doesn't look good and using kickstarter faces are a sin.

Crash Team Racing remake - The novelty of playing something close/partially superior to modern Mario Kart on PS1 was greater than in the remaster, but even on modern consoles the mechanics reign supreme. It's inherently satisfying to master manual boosting and chaining boosts throughout its well paced tracks opportunities. The characters are kind of mediocre in their modern interations, but the gameplay was simply ahead of its time and still is in some aspects.

Catherine Classic
- I'm not great at puzzle games, but easy mode was somewhat managable without resorting to a guide. What hooked me is its great style, not-high school related story and I enjoyed the visual novel parts. The best puzzle sections were the boss fights, they've been well executed all around. I'm not really happy with how the mysteries were resolved though. It felt like Scooby Doo reveals that didn't fit the rest of the story at all.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #98 on: July 08, 2019, 09:26:02 AM »
Xbox:

Inside
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchridion
A Plague Tale: Innocence

Vita/PS4:

Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion (played one playthrough on Vita and dear god it ran like shit. Tried the other playthroughs on PS4 and way more enjoyable)

PS4:

Days Gone
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« Reply #99 on: July 08, 2019, 05:15:04 PM »
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
REmake 2
DMC V
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 4
FFXV
Thomas Was Alone
FAR: Lone Sails
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #100 on: July 14, 2019, 11:46:05 AM »
Yakuza: Kiwami (Translators note: Kiwami means extreme) - What I expected: Japanese GTA. What I got: A beat-em-up with a story about you getting an adoptive daughter, while
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. Combat wasn't that good (IMO) to slog through the story that is barely there for like 80% of it which then picks up into "interesting" right before the end only for the swerve to "wait, what" territory with a politician coming in (of course).

I bought 0 on the Steam sale, but I dunno if I want to go through it after going through Kiwami. Majima everywhere was fucking annoying as hell, and I just wanted to do the story, so the mini-games and shit did nothing for me (especially as there wasn't an arcade Virtua Fighter like the Yakuza 5 PS3 demo had).

I'm lukewarm to it. I can see why folks like it, but it's not necessarily "for me."

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #101 on: July 14, 2019, 11:47:18 AM »
0 is the best, Kiwami is eh - more of an obligation than anything. Shouldn't have started with that one tbh. Try 0, but maybe wait a bit, so you don't get burnt out on the recycled map.
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #102 on: July 17, 2019, 02:14:09 AM »
Raw Danger (PS2)

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #103 on: July 17, 2019, 12:39:09 PM »
Raw Danger (PS2)

Why do I do this to myself
That game is absolute magic.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #104 on: July 19, 2019, 08:10:46 PM »
Best choices I made:

(After running to my chef boss who's dangling from his fingertips over a chasm)
--> Take his hat

(Looking at a teacher pinned underneath a piano)
--> Tell them they deserve it

(Being held at knifepoint by a crazed killer)
--> Lick the knife

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #105 on: July 19, 2019, 08:48:23 PM »
Oh hey I've been playing some actual games lately in addition to my usual stupid endless online bullshit so I can actually post here:

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night An actual latter day version of SotN and on modern day hardware instead of fucking handhelds(with the exception of the Switch sort of :teehee ), hallelujah. It's still not really finished finished cause they have to make and release all the stretch goal content as free DLC, and they've recently put out a survey asking what sort of paid cosmetic stuff people would like in order to help finance the other stuff, but I think I'm 'done' for now.

Fate/EXTELLA LINK It's a musou with historical figures turned into waifus and husbandos, cause Japan. After clearing one path I looked at the stages I didn't play and it turned out I did the harder of the two initial runs first. Went through everything in my first run mostly with Nero and have gone through a few other stages with Tamamo.

BotW has been started but that one's gonna be a while before its finished apparently. Good stuff so far.
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #106 on: July 19, 2019, 10:50:40 PM »
shit I beat recently

Guacamelee 1. Good game. Couple more achievements to get but I've done 100% completion otherwise. Gonna play 2 soon.

What Remains of Edith Finch. Tasteful indie wank I guess. Some of the stories were cute and engaging. Thanks for the easy gamerscore lol

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #107 on: July 20, 2019, 10:32:13 PM »
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade + Fate of Atlantis: Legacy is "gay conversion therapy, the DLC" which is :trash And the DLC episodes are like 5-10 hours each, if that. You can blow through the main story and do none of the side-quests.

Fate of Atlantis is radically different since it focuses on myths/gods. It makes the "Ones that Came Before" out to be the gods of mythology (Poseidon is apparently one, for instance) which means the meta-plot is all about the gods downfall and the downfall of them completely is due to you/main character being pissed about human experimentation despite being a "hybrid" of the OtCB/"Isu"s and humans.

That said, you have to do the side-quests to finish the later episodes, so YMMV on how much you can stomach that. But it adds about 20-40 hours of Gameplay easily.

I think I'd say Fate of Atlantis kinda redeems Odyssey, but I don't think the entry is a good Assassin's Creed.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #108 on: July 25, 2019, 11:52:08 PM »
Not a Hero - It's an alright little indie (well before Roll7 blew up with Ollie Ollie, not sure where they stand now). But the side-quest checkmarks can get fuuuuuuuuucked. That shit is annoying. It turns the game into a "twitch shooter" more because some of them are timed and that shit sucks.

If you can get it for cheap, do so. It's a cool little shooter from Devolver. But I dunno if I'd rank it highly with Hotline Miami 1/2.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #109 on: July 26, 2019, 05:10:44 AM »
Operation Darkness (NA/Atlus) - Assassinate Hitler and his Vampire Cohorts while being a Werewolf: The SRPG. Pretty jank SRPG that cranks up the difficulty continuously to where enemies are getting like 3 turns before yours.

I enjoyed it... for the most part... despite the camera and said difficulty. I liked the idea of procuring weapons and items WAY before they're sold in the supply depot off enemies and liked the idea of keeping your "weight low" to get more turns. But I hated the last few missions (24-26 is done in one go, no resupplies unlike 80% of the game) because of dragons and other bullshit killing two of my party members consistently to where I had to mop up before reviving them.

I dunno if I'll do the "Eagle's Nest"/EX Missions since those are in doors which makes the bombing run attack I abused from the British secret intel bloke useless. :lol

What motivated you to play this? I remember playing it way back in the day. Cool concept but was super janky even back then.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #110 on: July 27, 2019, 08:16:27 AM »
Operation Darkness (NA/Atlus) - Assassinate Hitler and his Vampire Cohorts while being a Werewolf: The SRPG. Pretty jank SRPG that cranks up the difficulty continuously to where enemies are getting like 3 turns before yours.

I enjoyed it... for the most part... despite the camera and said difficulty. I liked the idea of procuring weapons and items WAY before they're sold in the supply depot off enemies and liked the idea of keeping your "weight low" to get more turns. But I hated the last few missions (24-26 is done in one go, no resupplies unlike 80% of the game) because of dragons and other bullshit killing two of my party members consistently to where I had to mop up before reviving them.

I dunno if I'll do the "Eagle's Nest"/EX Missions since those are in doors which makes the bombing run attack I abused from the British secret intel bloke useless. :lol

What motivated you to play this? I remember playing it way back in the day. Cool concept but was super janky even back then.

I already owned it at launch due to someone I know living in Japan playing it at the time so I got the localization when it launched. Just never got around to playing it.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #111 on: July 29, 2019, 07:42:00 PM »
Just got 1225/1225G in Sleeping Dogs for the second time. The game so nice, I platinumed it twice!

Game holds up but man the "Year of the Snake" content sucks and was a bit of a grind at the end.
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #112 on: July 29, 2019, 09:31:10 PM »
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night An actual latter day version of SotN and on modern day hardware instead of fucking handhelds(with the exception of the Switch sort of :teehee ), hallelujah. It's still not really finished finished cause they have to make and release all the stretch goal content as free DLC, and they've recently put out a survey asking what sort of paid cosmetic stuff people would like in order to help finance the other stuff, but I think I'm 'done' for now.
Exactly how I feel about it.  Glad I got to play it.

Dark Souls 3 - I see why the Soulsborne games are held in such high praise.  Flaws and frustrations aside, the game was fantastic.  I'm just glad I pushed myself to beat one of these games finally.  Downloaded BB and will probably give it a try shortly. 

For now though, I need some short, chill games to goon out on for a bit.  Got some PSVR backlog to hit up.

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #113 on: July 30, 2019, 09:18:02 AM »
I really want to play Super Hot in VR.
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #114 on: July 31, 2019, 08:00:22 AM »
9) Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Mediocre.

5.5/10
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #115 on: July 31, 2019, 08:01:31 AM »
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night An actual latter day version of SotN and on modern day hardware instead of fucking handhelds(with the exception of the Switch sort of :teehee ), hallelujah. It's still not really finished finished cause they have to make and release all the stretch goal content as free DLC, and they've recently put out a survey asking what sort of paid cosmetic stuff people would like in order to help finance the other stuff, but I think I'm 'done' for now.
Exactly how I feel about it.  Glad I got to play it.

Dark Souls 3 - I see why the Soulsborne games are held in such high praise.  Flaws and frustrations aside, the game was fantastic.  I'm just glad I pushed myself to beat one of these games finally.  Downloaded BB and will probably give it a try shortly. 

For now though, I need some short, chill games to goon out on for a bit.  Got some PSVR backlog to hit up.

BB is the best soulsbourne game

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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #116 on: August 10, 2019, 04:31:47 PM »
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales - A Gwent Singleplayer campaign. I enjoyed it, I even bought it at launch... and had it sit around for like 9 months until I got around to saying "ok, I'm going to finish this" and dumped like 4-8 hours into it over this past week due to my vacation. The chapters will be long if you do all the puzzles and battles. But if you like Gwent's (redesigned from the Witcher 3 and closed-beta-alpha/pre-Homecoming) gameplay, it's still here.

Thing is, there's more puzzles than there are "standard" (read: normal Gwent 3-rounds) battles. So if you're not into doing puzzles with a little sprinkling of "vomit points war" gameplay, you might want to skip it. But the lowest difficulty will let you skip battles/puzzles and enjoy the story.

The Steam version has no GoG connectivity and there are golden chests that will give you avatars and borders in the GoG version that you can use the Gwent multiplayer app. So it depends on what you're going for: If you're strictly single-player and about Steam achievements and trading cards: The steam version will do just fine, the GoG version is the one to go for if you play Gwent and want the extras, however.

(But they can both use the same save, so AFAIK if you unlock the cards in the Steam version and then get it off GoG, you should be able to do the unlocks that way... maybe... IDK)

Also:
Book spoilers
This is set during the Second Nilfgaard invasion/war, to where you'll see Geralt's Ciri-hunting party of Milva, Dandelion, Geralt, Regis, and Cahir. But you'll only see Geralt for like a minimum of 5-10 minutes of your "Battle on the Bridge"/which is in the books, and then Geralt leaves/defects after being knighted like in the books. Dandelion is featured in only like 1-3 throwaway lines, and Cahir and him feature into cards during the "Battle on the Bridge" with Geralt, otherwise you don't see Milva (who is giving birth in the books) nor Regis (who is helping her with the birth being a "barber-surgeon.")
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #117 on: August 10, 2019, 11:41:23 PM »
I suppose that by most people's estimation I beat Fire Emblem Three Houses last Sunday with about 75 hours clocked in (at least 5-10 was idling/noodling around in menus uselessly though, I played at my desk while working a good bit) but since I only completed the Slytherin playthrough and still have Gryffindor and Hufflepuff to go, I'm not counting it done as of yet. I immediately started a new game + rolling with the Blue Lions this time. I shall try to waifu someone other than Dorothea this go around.

Will almost certainly be my game of the year.
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #118 on: August 11, 2019, 09:36:07 AM »
Xbox One:

Cuphead
Celeste
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
The Sinking City

GBA (I got a backlit GBA and was futzing with my flashcart, and one thing led to another)

Castlevania: Curse of the Moon

Switch:

Yoshi's Crafted World
Pokemon Let's Go Eevee
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Re: What did you finish in 2019?
« Reply #119 on: August 11, 2019, 04:32:50 PM »
Guilty Gear Xrd: -Sign- and Dragonball Z Fighter - A fighting game? Wha?

Story modes. And -Sign-'s is a visual novel movie while Fighter's was a complete snooze fest of "go through these battles for a few little scenes before going through another 10+ battles for another scene.

I think I prefer Guilty Gears over "smash auto-combos for a short 2-5 minutes scene that takes you around 20 minutes to get to through the battles," personally. But both are pretty terrible. At least Fighter's was... competent, I guess? :thinking

Guilty Gear's lore is pretty horrible.




Oh well, at least I can get to -Revelator-/2 now.
Literally 3 hours (I think the story mode here is like 2-5 hours?) for that video for the ENTIRE series, and even then they admit :no1curr about the story, kinda like Blazblues.