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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 17:16 
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I was thinking that it might have been improved by the Move Button switching between the two modes rather than having to hold down the move button.

And maybe a laser beam coming out instead of a circle crosshair.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 13:49 
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1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins

42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose: point and click game for Android that see you as a prince--or a succession of princes depending how badly you fuck up--solving the various problems of tribes of woodland folks in order to access the castle in which your sleeping beauty is, well, sleeping. It's not a massively long or difficult game, which is further helped by not having a whole load of locations to constantly revisit, but it's fun and has a beautiful stained glass art style to recommend it. And a pretty wry sense of humour underpinning the whole thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 14:16 
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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)


18) A Way Out (X1X)

It’s the two player only story game. Without spoilering anything, it’s ace. The story won’t win any awards but it’s still brilliant. Recommended.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 17:43 
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Satsuma wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)


18) A Way Out (X1X)

It’s the two player only story game. Without spoilering anything, it’s ace. The story won’t win any awards but it’s still brilliant. Recommended.

Is that the one by the Brothers folk? Still one of my favourite moments in that game


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 18:03 
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‘tis that one.

Well worth a punt if you’ve got a friend to play with. Couch coop or online. If you’re online then only one of you needs to buy the game; the other just needs to download the trial (which is pretty fucking cool. I didn’t pay a penny).


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 18:12 
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Me and Grim... played through it. It was good fun, and longer than expected.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 18:58 
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Cras wrote:
Me and Grim... played through it. It was good fun, and longer than expected.

Title. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 19:00 
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Cras wrote:
Me and Grim... played through it. It was good fun, and longer than expected.

https://clips.twitch.tv/TangentialFrailArugulaTakeNRG


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 14:29 
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ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins

42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey: block sliding puzzle game for Android that's vaguely reminiscent of the GO series. It looks nice enough and controls well but the difficulty is all over the shop and it's just not that interesting a game in the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:29 
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ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins

42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding: one of a series of deeply weird and silly Japanese room escape type games. Despite being fucking bonkers it has it's own internal logic which makes the puzzles 'logical' and the game pretty good fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:13 
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1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins

42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale: time-bending murder-stopping puzzler.

The setup here is that you're one of the guests invited to a hotel/casino called The Sexy Brutale in which the employees are murdering all the guests in sometimes elaborate ways. You're gifted the power to rewind the day by a mysterious woman in red, and tasked with interfering with all the murders in order to save the guests. Not directly--because being seen by the guests or staff will 'kill' you--but by hiding to overhear conversations then moving/interacting with objects to sabotage the murders. Doing so gives you the masquerade mask of each guest you save which gives you a new ability (e.g. pick locks, better overhear conversations, talk to ghosts, etc). Each new ability in turn gets you access to other parts of the mansion or allows you to interact with objects you previously couldn't.

Aside from the mask abilities, and some key objects anything, you're holding is lost when the day is reset. This isn't a massive hardship because knowledge you learned (location of secret panels, door key codes, etc) is retained. In fact it's not a hardship at all because, although you can technically roam the entire mansion eventually, each guest's story plays out in a relatively small area and saving each of them typically only requires you to navigate a handful of screens. This generally makes the game relatively easy, though there was a couple of levels that left me frustrated because I hadn't managed to randomly stumble across the critical conversation I needed to overhear to progress.

Overall it's a good fun game, and certainly a unique idea, with a beautiful visual design and a good dollop of dark humour as you'd expect. It can be pretty clunky in places though and the levels seemed to veer between 'so easy that I accidentally solved a couple of them' and 'obtuse to the point of mild annoyance'. It's not a very long game though and absolutely worth the price of entry just for the experience of it all.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:57 
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1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins

42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale
49. Sometimes You Die: a puzzle platformer for Android which it turns out I'd played through previously in 2015 and about which I said this:

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A very odd wee thing. Ostensibly a minimalist platform game but presented as a sort of commentary on games with chat from what I think you're supposed to assume is the developer as you enter each screen. The initial hook is that with each death your 'corpse' stays on screen and can be used as a platform to get over some of the challenges; and indeed on some levels you need to build bridges and staircases of your own bodies.

It's rarely even slightly challenging and you can breeze through the entire thing; but it's at the end things get weird. The game introduces a gravity mechanic (turn your phone upside down to reverse gravity) right at the last minute which you can then use to get into another 'secret' set of levels which look different and are much, much harder than the game was up until that point. And even when you get through that you hit a dead end which only implies an ending because if you pause the game at that point the credits appear.

However, if you followed the path earlier to what seemed like the ending before the 'secret' levels, the very final room there lets you pick a six digit code which...does nothing. Apparently. And is never explained. So, um, yeah.


I stand by that, but some Googling this time round turned up the required code in the last room which unlocks a sort of developer commentary playthrough of the game.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:48 
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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)
18) A Way Out (X1X)


19) Streets of Red (Switch)

It’s a repetitive side scrolling beat em up with a bland art style that consists of lots of grey. Think Streets of Rage/Final Fight but with shitty pixel art and all the joy sucked out of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:00 
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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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Better than Mario then?

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:37 
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ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins

42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale
49. Sometimes You Die
50. Can You Escape - Fear House: the usual nonsense. Alright I suppose but nothing special, I only picked it up because it was free.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:01 
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Was it scary?

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:27 
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Grim... wrote:
Was it scary?


Nope.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 16:27 
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ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins
42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale
49. Sometimes You Die
50. Can You Escape - Fear House

51. Murdered: Soul Suspect: you play as the ghost of police detective trying to track down the serial killer who murdered him using your various ghostly powers and the co-operation of a teenage psychic who can see and hear you.

It's an interesting setup and isn't entirely unfun, but it's a very easy game with no penalty for failure during your investigations. Investigations which boil down to looking around a scene for related clues and then 'solving' the crime once you've got them all by picking out the most relevant to your current question.

There are side-missions in the shape of other ghosts who need an answer to their own death before they can move on and the sort of open-world layout gives you a fucking avalanche of collectibles to hunt down but none of it really adds much. Oh, and there are some enforced sections where you need to kill some demons which is done by hiding in ghostly echo things before jumping out behind them to take them down; a process which is made mildly frustrating by the jittery movement of the demons themselves.

I did enjoy it to an extent during it's fairly short runtime, and it's good to see people try something new, but it feels like a bit of a wasted potential. The ghosts powers plus more interesting environments and an investigative method that was more engaging could've made this something properly special, but it somehow ends up feeling very 'by the numbers' despite being quite unique.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 17:08 
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That sounds like Ghost Trick

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 15:43 
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ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins
42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale
49. Sometimes You Die
50. Can You Escape - Fear House

51. Murdered: Soul Suspect
52. Faraway 3: the third (unsurprisingly) instalment in a puzzley escape type game for Android with a lovely tactile control scheme and nice low-poly art style. It's not the hardest game in the world, but each level uses a new type of puzzle so the variety keeps it interesting. Also, the 'key' to the final door for each level is in itself a clue for an optional, and much harder, puzzle and that aspect is what really grabbed me this time around. I've really, really enjoyed this series so far and this recent one is no exception; proper brilliant commute fodder and just what I want out of a mobile game.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:45 
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ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins
42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale
49. Sometimes You Die
50. Can You Escape - Fear House

51. Murdered: Soul Suspect
52. Faraway 3
53. Rayman Legends: a pure 2D platform games feels weirdly like a massive throwback in this day and age but holy fucking shit there's more imagination stuffed into a single level of this than most game designers manage across their entire career. Also, being made with the Ubiart framework, it's utterly beautiful and just stuffed with lovely visual touches. The difficulty curve generally errs on the side of easy given that few of the levels gave me any genuine problems, but there is the odd spike when the rhythm you're supposed to hit to get through a certain section just doesn't make sense and so you end up needing to just repetitively brute force your way through something (the later music levels especially suffer from this).

All this good stuff said, I did end up getting slightly bored of it's schtick and only ended up bothering to completely the core level sets; I couldn't be fucked going through the 'invaded' levels or the set from the previous Rayman game. The timed levels can all get to fuck as well.

It also had a weird feel of freemium gaming to it because of the focus on collecting currencies to unlock stuff and the flood of pop-ups that a level completion sometimes heralded. "You've unlocked a new level of type X!" "You've unlocked a new creature that gives daily rewards!" "You've unlocked another daily challenge stage" "You've levelled up in a way that seems to be completely meaningless!" "You've unlocked a new fucking scratch card!" Just. Fuck. Off.

So, yeah: good fun for a while and incredibly well designed but didn't really hold my attention for as long as it could've done.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 16:34 
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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)
18) A Way Out (X1X)
19) Streets of Red (Switch)


20) Streets of Rage (X1X)

Just checking whether Streets of Red was shit compared to a 20 year old mega drive game. It was. Great moozik in Rage though.


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1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins
42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale
49. Sometimes You Die
50. Can You Escape - Fear House

51. Murdered: Soul Suspect
52. Faraway 3
53. Rayman Legends
54. Short Life: one of these browser-based extreme physics type of games that the kids all seem to love (e.g. Happy Wheels) but this time applied to platform mechanics. Not actually all that hard given how ridiculous some of these things can get and the physics are pretty tame once you get used to the controls.


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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)
18) A Way Out (X1X)
19) Streets of Red (Switch)
20) Streets of Rage (X1X)


21) God of War (PS4)

Graphics: Gorgeous. 4K or 1080p 60FPS (the preferred way to play) it look amazing. If you’ve got an HDR telly you’re in for a treat.

Sound: The voice acting is absolutely fantastic. I don’t know where they recorded Kratos voice or who the voice actor is but it sounds beautiful. You’d probably love Kratos to read you bedtime stories or maybe tell a sinister story around a dimpy lit camp fire. The voice actors for everyone else is great but Kratos is on some fucking Bryan Cranston shit.

Gameplay: It’s like Dark Souls meets DmC meets Resident Evil 4. In an open world. And fast travel doesn’t open up until half way through the game like Dark Souls should. I’d recommend playing on Hard. Anything below that is a bag of shit for pussy ass mo fo’s. Hard is definitely the intended way to play. It’s never too hard but occasionally you’ll meet some guys (or gals) who just fuck-you-up and you can wait until you’ve levelled up or stick it to them and see how many times you can face a horde that can one shot you. There’s even a Black Knight-esq character (from DS) that you meet early on who will kill you in one or two hits. Dancing around him whilst underpowered dodging his attacks and getting stuck in whenever I could is some of the most fun I’ve had in a video game for ages. I died lots but the penalty is never more than a restart from close by. It’s dangerous but forgiving.

Story: Surprisingly good but basic like the best AAA games. Some of the story beats are fab. The ending is great.

Kevin out of 10.

Bonus note: Kratos having a brew with his son is without a doubt a top 10 best video game moment of this gen.


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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)
18) A Way Out (X1X)
19) Streets of Red (Switch)
20) Streets of Rage (X1X)
21) God of War (PS4)


22) Call of Duty: WW2 (X1X)

Meh.

Visually the most impressive CoD ever made but the story is so full of cheese that it has disease of the colon. And whereas visual story telling has progressed in gaming over the years since MW was released CoD has been going backwards ever since. It annoys me that the missions is these games are so disjointed. At least Infinite Warfare had the “no loading screen” approach - here, between missions you’re booted back to the main menu every-single-time to read some text, look at a map and then a very lengthy loading screen and some FMV about the next mission. It’s summer! - now it’s winter! - now it’s raining! - now it’s nighttime and you’re over here! - now you’re over here! - weeeeeee! The shooting is at least better than the last two instalments.


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1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins
42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale
49. Sometimes You Die
50. Can You Escape - Fear House

51. Murdered: Soul Suspect
52. Faraway 3
53. Rayman Legends
54. Short Life
55. Beyond: Two Souls: it's a Quantic Dream game. :shrug: Oh, sorry, you don't know what that means? Right, well, it's a (mostly barely) interactive story that starts out relatively entertaining and quickly becomes a load of utter horseshit that wastes the talents of everyone involved. Massive chunks of the narrative in this one especially are just god fucking awful; trite, stupid, cheesy, nonsensical, idiotic and/or boring. If you do intend to play it then my advice would be to choose to play it in the 'correct' order because god fucking knows David Cage doesn't have the talent to justify non-linear story telling. No doubt Detroit: Pointless Colon will be on PS+ in a while and I'll have forgotten all of this; so I'll stupidly give it a chance and be back here saying more or less the same thing about it.


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Until Dawn is still the best David Cage game that he never made.


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1) Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
2) I expect you to die (PC/VIVE)
3) We Were Here (PC)
4) We Were Here Too (PC)
5) Human: Fall Flat (PC)
6) Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
7) Persona 5 (PS4)
8) The Sexy Brutale (PC)
9) Genital Jousting (PC)

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1) Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
2) I expect you to die (PC/VIVE)
3) We Were Here (PC)
4) We Were Here Too (PC)
5) Human: Fall Flat (PC)
6) Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
7) Persona 5 (PS4)
8) The Sexy Brutale (PC)
9) Genital Jousting (PC)
10) Painscreek Killings (PC)

You're a private dick.

Well, a journalist in that line of work anyway. Many people died x years ago, case unsolved and it's up to you to solve it (Or slack off, make some shit up and send that off) Observation skills required. Unfortunately, piecing together the evidence isn't quite as required, as it pretty much gives you the answer if you dick long enough and hard enough. This game has lots of bugs. But for £3.74, can't really complain.
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Uncharted. Lost Legacy. It’s Uncharted but with Chloe and, um, I can’t remember her name. It looks great, the banter is ok and we aren’t dealing with the hand bitingly awful “grown up” portentous script of Uncharted 4. The gameplay is feeling like it needs a massive kick up the arse now though.

Might go back to Fallout 4 now.

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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)
18) A Way Out (X1X)
19) Streets of Red (Switch)
20) Streets of Rage (X1X)
21) God of War (PS4)
22) Call of Duty: WW2 (X1X)


23) PUBG (Mobile)

It’s quite pretty on my phone. Fiddly as shit and the UI is messy but it’s all here.


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Are you counting a chicken dinner as completed?


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Yup. I won the game; there’s nothing else to do but do it again. Although I won’t be doing it again because I don’t want to melt my phone.


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Haha, I did the same thing I installed it, played one game won then uninstalled it and chalked it up to a win.

Amusingly there was a little cretin on the mic shouting something along the lines of "YEAH SECOND PLACE ON MY THIRD GAME SUCK IT NOOBS"


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I came #1 the first time I played. It’s since been deleted. It’s technically impressive but I prefer the console version.


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1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins
42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale
49. Sometimes You Die
50. Can You Escape - Fear House

51. Murdered: Soul Suspect
52. Faraway 3
53. Rayman Legends
54. Short Life
55. Beyond: Two Souls
56. Gorogoa: fucking wonderful puzzle game that's now out on iOs, Android, Windows and the Switch. It's really hard to describe--and harder again to describe without spoiling anything--but this paragraph from the Eurogamer's 'Essential' review is probably a good stab:

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You have a screen made up of four panels in Gorogoa, and you can slot images into any of these panels, moving them about, putting them together in different ways, seeking out fresh connections and expanded vistas. How do you get so many different images to work with? You start with just one and you discover, through playing, that you can zoom in and out on the detailing and sometimes pan back and forth a little. Let's say you zoom in, past the boy at his window, and into the cityscape in which he has seen the beast. You then pan and find a door. And then you lift the image and discover that it is suddenly two images: the door frame comes away in your hand and can be placed elsewhere, while the door itself now exists as part of a different building. You can create a third building, perhaps, if you can find a promising space to put that empty door frame you now have going spare. Maybe you can create a kind of coherent landscape from these different parts. Maybe this is how the boy can move from place to place in his quest to track down the fruit that will feed the beast.


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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)
18) A Way Out (X1X)
19) Streets of Red (Switch)
20) Streets of Rage (X1X)
21) God of War (PS4)
22) Call of Duty: WW2 (X1X)
23) PUBG (Mobile)


24) Fruity Shooty (PSVR)

All levels complete. I’m missing about 15 stars for the 100% but I’ve had enough now and done all the levels. 5 hrs and 15 mins of groovy fun though. Well worth a tenner.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:03 
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1) Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
2) I expect you to die (PC/VIVE)
3) We Were Here (PC)
4) We Were Here Too (PC)
5) Human: Fall Flat (PC)
6) Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
7) Persona 5 (PS4)
8) The Sexy Brutale (PC)
9) Genital Jousting (PC)
10) Painscreek Killings (PC)
11) Forgotton Anne (PC)

Well, if the makers of the game weren't at least partly inspired by studio ghibli, I would be very surprised. mainly a story wrapped in a platforming game.
Unfortunately, gameplay wise, it doesn't hold up so well. Platforming is rather hamstrung by the animation, and it could really use the ability to skip text. As it stands I don't want to find out what happens if other choices are made because SLOOOOOOOOW.

12) To the moon (PC)
Another thing that is basically a story.
I really rather liked this. Although it is a rather sad tale. Particularly if you think about what really happened.


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ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins
42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale
49. Sometimes You Die
50. Can You Escape - Fear House

51. Murdered: Soul Suspect
52. Faraway 3
53. Rayman Legends
54. Short Life
55. Beyond: Two Souls
56. Gorogoa
57. Unpuzzle: brilliant little puzzle game for Android that see yous taking a jigsaw puzzle apart. It starts off incredibly simply with just a few pieces to slide out from each other then steadily introduces new mechanics (pieces that are linked in various way, pieces that can only be taken apart in specific directions, pieces that spin, pieces that can be shifted around the board, etc) until you're at a point where someone looking at the board who hadn't played the game before would be utterly fucking baffled by the intricacy. Due to the smooth curve of new mechanics though you never notice this point arriving and it remains both interesting and captivating throughout. I was utterly, utterly addicted to this for the time it took to go through the generous number of levels and I'd highly recommend it.

ETA: huh, and it's also available as a browser game so anyone can have a go:

https://www.miniclip.com/games/unpuzzle/en/


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 13:37 
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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)
18) A Way Out (X1X)
19) Streets of Red (Switch)
20) Streets of Rage (X1X)
21) God of War (PS4)
22) Call of Duty: WW2 (X1X)
23) PUBG (Mobile)
24) Fruity Shooty (PSVR)


25) The Surge (PS4)

Ever wanted to beat up a JCB digger? Then you’re a nutcase. But you’re also in luck because The Surge is Dark Souls where you fight robots and machines (and the odd guys in exo-suits). It’s not as good as your average Dark Souls or even a Nioh but it’s still a good time nonetheless. Especially since it doesn’t outstay it’s welcome and can be clocked in about 20/25 hours.

I didn’t like the UI much or the loot system but the combat was satisfactory and the graphics were very good. There’s some excellent dynamic lighting here and the presentation is, overall, lovely. It loads up pretty fast an’ all. The best bit of the lot however is the level design which has some groovy looping maps ala, you guessed it, Dark Souls. But also Nioh. But also they look great (although there’s far too many similar looking maintenance tunnels, but hey) and have some nice secrets that are cunningly dotted around in tricksy areas. And it has 4K or performance modes, which I approve of. Although it loads in “levels” like Nioh rather than having one continuous world like DS. Boo!

I say, it’s good. 6/10

26) The Surge DLC: A Walk in the Park

MOAR SURGE! This time in a theme park! It’s all set in the same game and accessible a certain way through the campaign. There’s a few of hours of play here fighting, get this, animatronic theme park mascots across rollercoasters and stuff. The unusual outdoor park looks really good in The Surge’s setting and it kinda made me a little sad that the main game wasn’t as adventurous as the DLC. It’s more of the same but in a more interesting setting.

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1. The Magic Circle
2. Rusty Lake: Roots.
3. Old Man's Journey
4. Bohemian Killing
5. Hidden Folks
6. Until:Dawn: Rush of Blood
7. Rusty Lake: Hotel
8. Outlast
9. Rusty Lake: Paradise
10. Homefront
11. Batman: The Telltale Series
12. Red
13. Evo Explores
14. All That Remains (part 1)
15. Thief
16. The Frostrune
17. THOR.N
18. Hitchhiker
19. Sherlocked's The Vault
20. Crescent Bay
21. 2000 to 1: A SpaceFelony
22. The Park
23. Accounting+
24. Seasons After Fall
25. Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
26. XON: Episode 3
27. Secret of the Lost Pyramid
28. The Mystery of the Orphanage
29. Life is Strange
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
31. There is no Game
32. Papers, Please
33. INSIDE
34. Little Nightmares
35. GNOG
36. Here They Lie
37. Xon Episode Four
38. Escape Logan Estate
39. Bean Dreams
40. Bean's Quest
41. The Room: Old Sins
42. Bluebird of Happiness
43. Sally's Law
44. Stray Cat Doors
45. Little Briar Rose
46. Our Last Journey
47. My Brother Ate My Pudding
48. The Sexy Brutale
49. Sometimes You Die
50. Can You Escape - Fear House

51. Murdered: Soul Suspect
52. Faraway 3
53. Rayman Legends
54. Short Life
55. Beyond: Two Souls
56. Gorogoa
57. Unpuzzle
58. Samsara Room: first game by the devs of the Rusty Lake series and something of a prototype for their house style. Which is to say bonkers but internally consistent and logical escape games with a macabre twist. It's playable in the browser, only about ten minutes long and a fitting intro to their stuff so well worth playing.


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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)
18) A Way Out (X1X)
19) Streets of Red (Switch)
20) Streets of Rage (X1X)
21) God of War (PS4)
22) Call of Duty: WW2 (X1X)
23) PUBG (Mobile)
24) Fruity Shooty (PSVR)
25) The Surge (PS4)
26) The Surge DLC: A Walk in the Park


27) Life is Strange (PS4)

What a ride! Not the game, my thoughts on it.

Episode 1: I was bored! and annoyed at how the gaming aspects of these Telltale game-like games are so fucking awful. Slow, cumbersome, 30 FPS when there’s fuck all on screen, load screens between areas that are tiny, fuck all to do in the world beyond press X and listen to some awful dialogue, pick up a pen and put it down, inability to skip dialogue, etc etc.

Episode 2: I was engaged! but annoyed that the voice actors talking too fucking slow and like they have their own AMSR channels on YouTube

Episode 3: I was interested! but annoyed at the terrible facial animations and the lip syncing,

Episode 4: I was on the edge of my seat! but fucked off with the screen tearing.

Episode 5: I was fully prepared to yell how the story was really quite great at a point where it should have ended! then there was another hour or two of a fucking extended dream sequence. God I wish games would stop doing that shit. Perhaps they fucked up with the episodic design and needed to pad out that last episode? It sure felt like it.

A good story told “well” up to a point but hampered by steadfastly mimicking Telltale’s games, an awful game engine, not enough interactivity, terrible direction with the voice actors and a story that should have ended 2 hours sooner to maintain impact.

5/10


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I didn't get very far into that before I got very bored with it or something.

With a 5/10, Don'tfeelany need to return


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Mr Dave wrote:
I didn't get very far into that before I got very bored with it or something.

With a 5/10, Don'tfeelany need to return


It seems to be a relatively polarising game. I don't disagree that the gameplay mechanics are lacking, but it's an interactive story so it's never going to be Dark Souls or whatever. Personally I enjoyed it enough to justify its existence, while being annoyed enough by some aspects that I wasn't mental about it. However, I know honestly loads of people who adored it's story and characters so I think it's worth giving a proper shake to.


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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)
18) A Way Out (X1X)
19) Streets of Red (Switch)
20) Streets of Rage (X1X)
21) God of War (PS4)
22) Call of Duty: WW2 (X1X)
23) PUBG (Mobile)
24) Fruity Shooty (PSVR)
25) The Surge (PS4)
26) The Surge DLC: A Walk in the Park (PS4)
27) Life is Strange (PS4)


28) The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (PS4)

If you ain’t knowing, this is the free game the makers of Life is Strange gave away. It’s a (very) short stop gap before Life is Strange 2 with different characters. So let’s find out what they learned, aye:

The games engine is MUCH improved. 60 FPS and thank sodding Christ. It’s much smoother and more responsive. And the art style has improved too with some gentle and natural lighting. Life is Strange actually debuted on PS3/360 so presumably the PS4 version was a rough conversion of the earlier games engine. Maybe I was a bit mean on it above? No, if you convert something sort it out and make it better. That screen tearing was an abomination.

What else? Dialogue: no, still terrible. This old woman says “it’s good to see you outside playing like a real boy”. Maybe they don’t talk to people much. I didn’t like any of the voice actors here and didn’t think the voices matched the people apart from the kid.

Improved interactivity? Not much but some. You aim and shoot a snowball, if that counts. It has less interactivity than a David Cage game and is probably why these Telltale-esq games are so fucking boring: there’s too much dead space in scenes, in completing an action, in having a conversation etc etc. I was thinking how you’d make one particular tornado scene in LiS better and I had about 20 things I could have done to improve it. And just things that “normal” modern games do that would improve that sequence tenfold that didn’t involve just pushing forward on the left stick and walking very slowly or watching another bland conversation or, god forbid, a montage of some scenery. So, no, there’s still not enough interactivity in this game either and has just enough content that makes it every so slightly more than a walking simulator.

What about the story? There’s not much here but really it’s a teaser for Life is Strange 2. I really like that the themes here are death and substance and child abuse.

So they’ve learned very little then but you’ll probably get a nicer looking sequel to LiS out of this.

6/10 because of the graphics, UI, and engine are improved. Oh and it’s free. They didn’t have to make this thing but they did and they certainly didn’t have to give it away but they did. God bless their marketing department.


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Glad to hear the engine is improved because that's something that's always annoyed me when done badly with these kind of games. Telltale are obviously the totally worst fucking offenders here; the performance of their games has always been a total shitshow which is baffling given how little is expected of them in terms of 'action'. I mean they're raking in the cash so they could've stopped at any point and just taken time to improve the tech. But no, let's crank out a story based game about fucking Minecraft because that's something the world really needs.


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Satsuma wrote:
1) Homefront (PC)
2) SUPERHOT VR (PSVR)
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
4) Uncanny Valley (PS4)
5) Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC (PS4)
6) Layers of Fear (PC)
7) Genital Jousting - Story mode (PC)
8 ) Corgi Warlock (PC)
9) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
10) Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
11) Playerunknowns Battlegrounds (X1X)
12) The Evil Within 2 (PS4)
13) Super Mario Odessey (Switch)
14) Gears of War 4 (X1X)
15) Persona 5 (PS4)
16) Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
17) I Expect You To Die (PSVR)
18) A Way Out (X1X)
19) Streets of Red (Switch)
20) Streets of Rage (X1X)
21) God of War (PS4)
22) Call of Duty: WW2 (X1X)
23) PUBG (Mobile)
24) Fruity Shooty (PSVR)
25) The Surge (PS4)
26) The Surge DLC: A Walk in the Park (PS4)
27) Life is Strange (PS4)
28) The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (PS4)


29) Assault Android Cactus (XB)

This is very, very good. It’s a twin stick arena shooter with some bullethell moments.

Things I didn’t like:
a) initially the twee graphics, but they grow on you;
b) sometimes in a large arena very occasionally the camera doesn’t pan out enough so I see behind me;
c) the music is a bit generic and meh; and,
d) there’s 5 zones but I wanted 6. I WANTED TO PLAY IT MOAR.

Things I liked:
a) everything else.
b) the arenas have some good variety. You ain’t just shooting shapes in a rectangle. I like the one with concentric treadmills.
c) the bosses. They’re not hard but they are fun. Especially the last boss which has about 8 different stages and took me over an hour to beat.
d) the main characters. There’s about 8 (I think) all with a good variety of primary and secondary guns so something for everyone.

8/10 cause it’s awesome.


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