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 Post subject: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 18:31 
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1) The Forest (PC)

It's still early access but it's still quite polished and with minimal bugs. There were a few times when, say, textures at a distance didn't load in but a restart sorted it out.

The ending was added in only about 3-odd weeks ago and the end game was pretty impressive. The ending wasn't with this strange ambiguous ending. But everything up until that point was pretty awesome.

It's been a game primarily about base building (which is pretty impressive with a flexible system to design some decent structures) and living off the land and animals (again, pretty good even if me and a Dave couldn't catch a rabbit to save our lives) but when you're bored of that you can enter a confusing cave system to find weapons, equipment and story items with a view to progressing along to the end game area.

I gotta say, I enjoyed it a fair bit. The addition of the end game really spurred me on to continue to play it. It's got a great atmosphere and the enemies on the island are impressively noisy and persistent. Once you're tooled up they can be a little easy in common encounters but there's a hard mode if you're so inclined.

You could wait for the full release but it's still awesome stuff in its present form (and there's been a steady stream of updates unlike lots of other early access games).


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 18:49 
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1) The Forest (PC)

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"The ending was added in only about 3-odd weeks ago and the end game was pretty impressive. The ending wasn't with this strange ambiguous ending. But everything up until that point was pretty awesome."
Reading up aout it makes more sense at least. But you can't really get away with dark souls esque mysterious storytelling when it has siginificant effects on how your characcter behaves.

"pretty good even if me and a Dave couldn't catch a rabbit to save our lives"
I caught plenty of rabbits. Enough to make all the rabbity items. Not having a fire bow helped.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 19:09 
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I meant catching rabbits with the crafting resources. Then ribbit cages were shite (but probably just in an area of the forest where there weren't any rabbits).


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 20:22 
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Ribbit cages are for catching frogs, simpleton.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 19:16 
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1) The Forest (PC)
2) Persona 4 Golden (Vita)

If this is the sort of thing you like, you'll like this.

Except for the dub which is ear-rippingly awful.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 22:00 
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Satsuma wrote:
1) The Forest (PC)


2) Just Cause 3 (PS4)

It's pretty good. That's about as much enthusiasm as I can muster for it.

The one thing I didn't mind at all was, confusingly, the slow down. I kinda enjoyed blowing up so much shit at close range that the game would stutter to a grinding holt like a bullet hell game with a thousand enemy projectiles winging towards you. It's just somewhat satisfying to smash the frame rate into the ground because you're a fucking nutcase. This is aided immensely by the mini nuke weapon that you pick up after completing the game which levels shit within a one mile radius. So, yeah, it's pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 0:48 
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A.K.A. Stumbley McStumbleton knocks himself unconcious repeatedly

Yeah, didn't really love this one. Very pretty, full of character. But...

The controls blow mighty pig sausage. Alas, the half minute long failed attempt to walk off a 2 foot high 'cliff' and failing due to backwards stumbling didn't get saved, but other interesting control fun is in the video down below. The camera is often unusable, and the character stumbles to a halt with the slightest provocation. Dismounting and/or moving round your mount is a right pain in the arse (For reasons similar to the climby part of the video). And for some reason, they put jump on triangle, like no other game ever. And fall on X. You know, the button that usually jumps/mantles. This in no way lead to plummety death ever. (and circle is multifunction. Usually choosing the function you didn't want. What's that, you're in a battle and want to rip that mans head off? Nah, I'd much rather wander over here and stroke this giant foot!)
And that terrible part with a cage (Spang your head back and forth in a hamsterball before it actually vaguely goes where you want. Then watch as trico punts you all the way back). And the dire barrel throwing parts.

No noticable framerate issues, at least. (Until a room near the end, where there is no danger. Not even from the dubious controls)

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!


A shame, theres a lot to like. but quite a lot wrong too.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
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You can switch X and triangle in the Playstation's settings menu. You can't do it per game, sadly, but if you only play one at once it's okay.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
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Yeah, I did that for dark souls 3 for a short time due to Japan controls, only to find myself hitting the wrong button when on screen prompts appeared, and so reverting.

As this game seemingly doesn't stop showing tutorial prompts, I may have found the same thing had flipping controls around occurred to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
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1) Hidden My Game By Mom (iOS)
2) Hidden My Game By Mom 2 (iOS)

These are both incredible. Free (but ad supported) and will only take about ten minutes each, but they're joyous. Think Warioware meets escape the room with Japanese surrealism thrown in. Very easy, but good for a quick break.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
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1) Hidden My Game By Mom (iOS)
2) Hidden My Game By Mom 2 (iOS)
3) Toast Girl (iOS) - same developer as above. Avoid the obstacles whilst running towards the screen. 5 minutes and done.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 14:44 
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I finished a game the other day... I think it counts.

1) Double Dragon Advance - An amazing remake of Double Dragon but on the GBA. It's brilliant.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 16:23 
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1) Hidden My Game By Mom (iOS)
2) Hidden My Game By Mom 2 (iOS)
3) Toast Girl (iOS)
4) Nyardle (iOS) - Avoid the obstacles, one-touch scrolling platformer

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 22:43 
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Satsuma wrote:
1) The Forest (PC)
2) Just Cause 3 (PS4)


3) Enter the Gungeon (PS4)

Not as good as Nuclear Throne for one reason: you never get overpowered. You never get a weapon or weapons that is just fucking insane and tears everything a new arsehole. A weapon so fucking nasty that it scares you to use it. That's Nuclear Throne. Here, you're juggling moderately good guns because you haven't got enough ammo but you've got a few of them.

And I never thought I'd finish a run. Fuck me, the amount of times I'd died on the fourth chamber. Before today I'd reached the last stage once before and I was bloody lucky on my final run that I'd got a fair few guns I liked, got lucky with some extra hearts and an extremely rare medic box drop.

But I did it. I was going to jack it in yesterday and play something else with a view to returning months down the line but it really got its hooks into me.

And I haven't even seen the secret endings but I'd done a fair few secret things, kicked some blokes hat down the dungeon four times, did some monster hunts, unlocked a shit ton of guns and items and generally speaking had a right jolly time.

I'd say that Enter the Gungeon was pretty bloody great after all. Play Nuclear Throne first though. It's even better.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 22:30 
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Satsuma wrote:
1) The Forest (PC)
2) Just Cause 3 (PS4)
3) Enter the Gungeon (PS4)


4) Mirrors Edge Catalyst (PS4)

Mehors Edge Catalyst more like. What a tremendous fuck up from DICE.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 0:06 
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1) The Binding Of Isaac - Rebirth+

Finished all nine bosses with all fourteen characters on hard level. Some of it was utterly maddening, but at least it's done now. Still got 24 of the 339 achievements left to get, but I'm not too concerned about getting those as I've just had to do a three-hour run just to unlock one of them, with the last thirty minutes as a character that can be killed in one hit, which was rather tense. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 22:52 
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Satsuma wrote:
1) The Forest (PC)
2) Just Cause 3 (PS4)
3) Enter the Gungeon (PS4)
4) Mirrors Edge Catalyst (PS4)


5) Resident Evil 7 (PS4)

Brilliant. I can't believe they've gone and done it: A really excellent Resi game that's well worth the excitement.

Mind you, outside of the house the creators originality takes a bit of a dive bomb. And I ain't a fan of the supernatural in a Resi game either. But hey, at least it didn't have any of the previous Resi's storyline in it aside from a nod or two here and there.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 23:29 
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Given that I consider weapon accuracy to be something that people who are crap at logistics care about, will I hate this?

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 23:58 
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Hmm, maybe at the beginning on normal difficulty but once you've got a shotgun about 2 hours in you'll care less. By the end, you'll have a rocket launcher, flame thrower and remote bombs which barely need any accuracy. I doubt you'll have any problems on easy difficulty.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
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Nice. It's not shooting things I have an issue with, it's more that this appears to hark back to older Resident Evils where a missed headshot meant basically reloading because of ammo scarcity.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 0:57 
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I had a shit ton of stuff that I hadn't used by the end of the game. I didn't even fire a rocket out the rocket launcher once and got by mainly off the back of the shotguns.

Apparently the difficulty massively reduces how plentiful the ammo is and moves items on the hardest difficulty (madhouse). I haven't heard whether easy gives you more ammo. I'm going to say...it does. X 100.

All in all, I wouldn't worry about it. You can even dark souls some enemies and just run around them. Shut a door on them and they're fucked.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 18:40 
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1) The Forest (PC)
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3) The Last Guardian (PS4)
4) ABZU (PC)

Swim down an admiteddly pretty corridor for 80 minutes, somewhere along the line have a crap attempt at pathos. The end.
Boring.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:36 
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1) 10,000,000. Finally scored over frickin million. Lovely little game, bit of a grind to get to the target in the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:58 
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1) Abzû (PS4) Abzûlutely lovely.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 23:10 
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Satsuma wrote:
1) The Forest (PC)
2) Just Cause 3 (PS4)
3) Enter the Gungeon (PS4)
4) Mirrors Edge Catalyst (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7 (PS4)


6) Homefront: The Revolution (PS4)

Surprisingly decent. It's a bit Fry Cry-ish but rather than giving you a massive world with hundreds of billions of shit to do it, it splits the map into areas that are gradually unlocked as the story progresses and gives you about 8 main side objectives in each area: Capture an outpost; Climb a tower; find some secret stuff hidden away etc. It makes this Ubisoft collectathon bullshit entirely manageable and, yup, actually a bit more fun. I cleared 3 of the 5 zones just because I was having fun and they didn't take that long cause they're all within running distance of each other. Frankly, Ubisoft could learn a lot from this.

Outside of collecting stuff, the graphics are detailed but a bit janky, the missions are the usual shooting fodder with a little variety but forgettable, some tedious weapon modding stuff, reasonable gunplay, some occasional dodgy AI but nothing worse than you'll find in Far Cry, some serviceable sound effects, a nice end game set up but some terrible forgettable characters and voice acting.

Oh, and some surprisingly great coop only missions! It's a shame that I was struggling to get many matches and have no friends.

Overall: forgettable but fun while it lasts. If you like Far Cry and want more of the same on a budget you'd do worse than this.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
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Satsuma wrote:
1) The Forest (PC)
2) Just Cause 3 (PS4)
3) Enter the Gungeon (PS4)
4) Mirrors Edge Catalyst (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7 (PS4)
6) Homefront: The Revolution (PS4)


7) DOOM (PS4)

Brilliant.

8) Starfox Zero (WiiU)

Shit.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
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Satsuma wrote:
1) The Forest (PC)
2) Just Cause 3 (PS4)
3) Enter the Gungeon (PS4)
4) Mirrors Edge Catalyst (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7 (PS4)
6) Homefront: The Revolution (PS4)


7) DOOM (PS4)

Brilliant.

8 ) Starfox Zero (WiiU)

Shit.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
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1. Fire Emblem: Heroes (iOS) - completed Main Story on Normal

Having never played a FE game before I didn't know what to expect, but it was pleasant and enjoyable, if a touch too easy considering you could just bring everyone back to life if you lost and carry on fighting with a small penalty to one of the consumables. I didn't spend any money on it and never ran out of Stamina and Orbs, so I guess Nintendo are erring on the side of caution with the freemium model.

There's still plenty to do so I'm probably not quite done yet. At least I'm beating Bamba.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
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1) The Forest (PC)
2) Persona 4 Golden (Vita)
3) The Last Guardian (PS4)
4) ABZU (PC)
5) Sunless Sea (PC)

81 hours, apparently. And I dare say many more will be put into it, as even though I won the game, there's still plenty I've barely touched.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2017
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I love the idea of Sunless Sea - I own it but have barely touched it!


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