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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 23:31 
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I'm genuinely tempted to pick it up just to rattle through on easy. I really enjoyed the last one for its non-cliched stuff and this one sounds like it's going in even harder in that respect, but the actual gameplay of the last one just got annoying after a while and relied too much on arena style bullshit (which other people enjoy I realise, it's just not my thing). Hmmm.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 23:46 
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I think we had a similar view of TNO so maybe you’ll enjoy this one as much as I have. There’s much less arena style action although it’s still there in parts just because it’s an old school shooter. The last big fight is just a large arena where you’re swarmed with baddies and the titular Collosus but even that was manageable. I reckon you’d have a blast...

... even on easy? What a knob.

Elsewhere as I was playing it I was thinking “Hey this feels a bit like Resistance 3.” And then I was sad that there’s never going to be a sequel to Resistance 3.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 0:09 
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Yeah, I think I'll probably play it at some point for the interesting stuff it does (e.g. the whole thing about you starting out in a wheelchair really piqued my interest) but I'm just too terrible in general at games to enjoy taking it on 'properly'; hence my chat about easy mode.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 14:34 
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7. ISLANDS: Non-Places
8. Tearaway Unfolded
9. Unravel
10. Robinson: The Journey
11. I Expect You To Die
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22. Samorost 3
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26. Burly Men At Sea
27. Assassins Creed: Syndicate
28. Faraway
29. Psychonauts: Rhombus of Ruin
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31. The Ghost Town
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33. Until Dawn
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35. Devious Dungeons 2
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50. Calendula
51. Cube Escape - The Cave
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53. Yellow
54. Escape the Lighthouse
55. Can You Escape The Lighthouse?
56. The Last Of Us: Left Behind
57. Heart Star
58. Framed 2
59. Legend of the Skyfish
60. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
61. Hatoful Boyfriend
62. SIM
63. The Pasture
64. UnWorded
65. Puzzle House: Mystery Rising
66. RiME
67. The House of Da Vinci
68. Nub's Adventure
69. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China
70. A Normal Lost Phone

71. Hob
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75. Hue
76. MSG V: Ground Zeroes
77. SOMA
78. Monument Valley 2
79. Dying Reborn: VR
80. GNOG: a beautiful puzzle game (of sorts) stuffed with the sort of charm that's Doublefine's stock in trade. Each level is essentially a puzzle box that gives you no specific guidance for unravelling it or even what your aim actually is each time. The fact that your progression through each is as smooth as butter despite that is testament to how incredibly well the visual and audio design wordlessly guides you through each scenario; and it's just flat-out really, really good fun. It could be argued that it's too easy and too short but I enjoyed my time with it so much that I didn't really care. Oh, and although the gameplay doesn't change at all by playing it in VR, it makes good use of the extra depth to throw in some lovely touches so comes even more recommended for the PSVR set.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:16 
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ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
1. Fract OSC
2. Her Story
3. Pony Island
4. ABZU
5. The Old City: Leviathan
6. The Beginners Guide
7. ISLANDS: Non-Places
8. Tearaway Unfolded
9. Unravel
10. Robinson: The Journey
11. I Expect You To Die
12. Deus EX: Mankind Divided
13. Wayward Sky
14. Arkham VR
15. Rise of the Tomb Raider
16. Gravity Duck Islands
17. Whispering Willows
18. Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert
19. Lost Lands 2: The Wanderer
20. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
21. Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise
22. Samorost 3
23. Enigma
24. The Secret of the Necromancer
25. What Remains of Edith Finch
26. Burly Men At Sea
27. Assassins Creed: Syndicate
28. Faraway
29. Psychonauts: Rhombus of Ruin
30. Traps n' Gemstones
31. The Ghost Town
32. Vulture Island
33. Until Dawn
34. Small Radio Big Televisions
35. Devious Dungeons 2
36. Submerged
37. Firewatch
38. The Forgotten Room
39. Facility 47
40. Doggins
41. That Dragon, Cancer
42. Spate
43. A Short Tale
44. Layers of Fear + Inheritance DLC
45. ICARUS.1
46. Daregon
47. The Turing Test
48. Neon Struct
49. Mimpi Dreams
50. Calendula
51. Cube Escape - The Cave
52. Oxenfree
53. Yellow
54. Escape the Lighthouse
55. Can You Escape The Lighthouse?
56. The Last Of Us: Left Behind
57. Heart Star
58. Framed 2
59. Legend of the Skyfish
60. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
61. Hatoful Boyfriend
62. SIM
63. The Pasture
64. UnWorded
65. Puzzle House: Mystery Rising
66. RiME
67. The House of Da Vinci
68. Nub's Adventure
69. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China
70. A Normal Lost Phone
71. Hob
72. ]プラトモ
73. Doki Doki Literature Club
74. Stranger Things
75. Hue
76. MSG V: Ground Zeroes
77. SOMA
78. Monument Valley 2
79. Dying Reborn: VR
80. GNOG

81. Bound: 3D platformer set in an incredible and ever-moving geometric landscape that sees your beautifully animated 'dancing' character metaphorically work through her childhood trauma by way of progressing through the levels. It initially seems very linear--and certainly that's mostly how I played it--but there are hidden sections in each level that aren't easy to find and alternate paths spread throughout the game. Indeed it was apparently designed very much with speed running in mind and there are some YouTube videos showing some mind boggling routes being taken. Also, allegedly, you can actually somehow choose to play the levels through in any order you want but I saw no way at all to do that so there's obviously some stuff in there I've totally missed. All that aside though, as a VR experience it's fucking incredible and near essential. It looks flat-out beautiful and the abstract nature of the art design just makes it a joy to wander through in VR with the sense of scale that brings to the table.
82. Ministry of Time: Save The Time: a short freebie 'escape the room' sort of VR curio that I stumbled across at the weekend. The game play is basic and it's only really got two scenes, although the first of the two is pretty well rendered and the effect of the people constantly rushing past the frosted glass office windows was really well done. It's mostly worth playing though for how fucking silly it is. Between 'levels' you talk to other characters who work for the Ministry in pre-rendered video scenes; these are made amusing because (a) they're not very well acted melodrama, (b) the original dialogue was in Spanish and has been dubbed into English, with VR making the lack of lip-syncing even more hilarious and (c) to presumably add flavour there's constant background characters wandering the halls during these conversations and they're all in random period dress which is just stupid and brilliant. Not least when some rando in a 15th century French cardinal's cassock shoots you congratulatory double finger-guns right at the end. From Googling this it turns out it's a tie-in for a Spanish TV series which makes some kind of sense of it's existence.


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