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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 14:33 
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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): another room--or, in this case, bunker, escape thing from Glitch Games who're known for their Forever Lost series. This one has exactly the same look and mechanics as their previous stuff but begins a new series which looks to be heading in an apocalyptic direction. If you like their stuff you'll like this (I do, a lot) and if you don't you won't. It does mark the point where I realised how incredibly useful the in game camera mechanic is for this type of game, which means it's only taken me six whole games to get this point. Sometimes, I'm not a smart man.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 15:21 
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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)

Layers of boredom, more like. I’m sure it’d work well as a VR game but as a walking simulator on your telly it’s boring personified. Which is funny because I remember a bunch of gaming sites and YouTubers doing ‘Let’s Plays’ and stuff while acting “hilariously” scared of its antics. Those people can all die in their sleep and wake in terror to find congregations of the uninvited attending their beds, protean figures slouched among the room’s dark corners in all multiplicity of shapes, gibbons and gargoyles, arachnoids of outrageous size, a bat shaped creature hung by some cunning in a high corner from whence clicked and winked like bone chimes its incandescent teeth, gesturing them into an eternal furnace of their own doing.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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I enjoyed it more than you did.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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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)

Erm, it’s brilliant! Much (much) better than it has any right to, it being a game about dicks. It follows the story of John in his quest to find love before his school reunion. It’s hilarious at times with some funny narration. It probably only lasted a couple of hours (fnaar, fnaar) which was just about the right length (fnaar, fnaar). Shockingly well written, it avoids all the obvious cock jokes. It ain’t War & Peace but it’s a silly little story that shouldn’t really exist but I’m glad it does.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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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)

You’re a Corgi. You’re a Warlock. You’re a Corgi Warlock.

Push right and hold down X.

Win the game.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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1) Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
2) I expect you to die (PC/VIVE)
Was quite late to the show with this, so don't have much more to add to the general plaudits otherthan a minor complaint.the control scheme was not great. (Trying to manipulate the touch pad while keeping a grip on the trigger/grip bar made my hands hurt plenty)

This seems to be a theme so far this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 21:12 
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You should have got it on PSVR, then.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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You should have got it on PSVR, then.

Or Rift.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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(1) Super Mario Odyssey

“Finished” in the sense I beat Bowser. I only have about 220 stars so a lot of game to go yet. I’ll echo other people’s thoughts: it’s thoroughly lovely, although it’s unapologetically difficult at times. (The gappy checkpoints in the last couple of levels were a source of frustration.) Still, though, it’s so jam-packed with thoughtful and clever details I don’t know how you couldn’t love it.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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although it’s unapologetically difficult at times. (The gappy checkpoints in the last couple of levels were a source of frustration.)

Just you wait... It gets much, much harder.

I think I'm on about 850 stars. Its quite grindy by this point.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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I have an easy solution which is: when the fun stops, I stop.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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I didn't think it was particularly difficult. Now the extra levels at each world have opened up - now they're teeth-gnashingly hard.

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
I have an easy solution which is: when the fun stops, I stop.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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I didn't think it was particularly difficult. Now the extra levels at each world have opened up - now they're teeth-gnashingly hard.


Very much this! It's still great though and even though it's hard, I do still enjoy playing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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I have an easy solution which is: when the fun stops, I stop.

That's pretty much where I am. It just leaves me head scratching about how they thought some of these stars were good ideas.

Jump rope, I'm looking at you...


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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They're moons not stars! Jeez

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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Mr Dave wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
although it’s unapologetically difficult at times. (The gappy checkpoints in the last couple of levels were a source of frustration.)

Just you wait... It gets much, much harder.

I think I'm on about 850 stars. Its quite grindy by this point.


I had no idea there were this many. I think I'm on about 470-something, but I've bought Zelda now so it's going to have to keep being fun.

I've just realised I've no idea which box the case for Mario might be in. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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1) I Expect You To Die (PS4 : PSVR)
2) Prey (PS4)
3) Sniper Elite 4 (PS4)

4) RimWorld (PC)

Finally built a ship and got off planet.

Want to lose 25% of your colony by attacking a wolf to get vengeance for the Yorkshire terrier it just ate? Want to capture a bandit and harvest all of his organs so your doctor's surgery stat goes up? Want to schlep halfway across a planet to pick up a ship's AI core only to have a trader sell you one when when you get back?

RimWorld.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:45 
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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)

I have very fond memories of light gun shooters in the arcades I’ve visited over the years: Operator Wolf, Beast Busters, Space Gun to Time Crisis 1 to 4, Virtua Cop and it’s sequel to House of the Dead and the sequels with increasingly mental new plastic guns to shake and pump and spray. I love everyone of them. Rush of Blood is the natural evolution of these games (eg. these games in VR). And it’s great.

A lesser man would complain about this and that but, for me, I just bloody loved shooting things in a virtual space like the old arcades. Some of the aesthetics are great (PIGS!) and some are drab grey walls but there’s plenty to shoot and plenty of fun to be had. It’s got a limited runtime but I don’t fancy spending hours encased in a VR helmet so I wasn’t bothered. I was more than happy just put on a level or two before turning it off. But I always wanted to come back.

I kinda want games developers to remake the old shooting games (well the polygonal ones) but in VR now. That’d be brilliant. You could be IN! THE! GAME!


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 15:07 
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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: by which I mean the most recent one rather than the 1998 original. A difficult one to judge this because for everything it does right it seems to fuck something up.

The idea of a central hub city is nice, but repeatedly traversing the same section quickly becomes boring. Designing the city with explorable parts is what you want, but they never lead anywhere very interesting and most of the time it's made challenging from bad level architecture rather than any genuine complexity. The basic stealth mechanics work as well as you'd hope, but they never get much more interesting as the game progresses so your interest wanes.

Ultimately I enjoyed it because I found it oddly relaxing once I'd got into the swing of the games systems but there's no denying it lacks variety and only a couple of the missions try anything interesting. I could say more stuff here but I doubt it's on anyone's list given the middling reviews it released to so I'm not going to bother.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 15:32 
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Grim... wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Grim... wrote:
1) I Expect You To Die (PS4 : PSVR)
2) Prey (PS4)
3) Sniper Elite 4 (PS4)

4) RimWorld (PC)

Finally built a ship and got off planet.

Want to lose 25% of your colony by attacking a wolf to get vengeance for the Yorkshire terrier it just ate? Want to capture a bandit and harvest all of his organs so your doctor's surgery stat goes up? Want to schlep halfway across a planet to pick up a ship's AI core only to have a trader sell you one when when you get back?

RimWorld.


Rimworld, completely forgot about that. I remember the big issue and scandal across some websites because the game is apparently built on "sexist" code. What it gave was huge publicity to what seemed a really interesting game. I shall put it on my wishlist.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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The dev talks about this here: https://www.reddit.com/r/RimWorld/comme ... roversies/

It was all a bit overblown, which isn't a massive shock.

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Grim... wrote:
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1) I Expect You To Die (PS4 : PSVR)

2) Prey (PS4)

Jesus Christ that was good. I started it in 2017 so I'm going to name it my 2017 single player game of the year.


I am really enjoying it, just need more time to play.

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Grim... wrote:
The dev talks about this here: https://www.reddit.com/r/RimWorld/comme ... roversies/

It was all a bit overblown, which isn't a massive shock.
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Yup, i went to read yesterday the original article on RPS, and it was really clickbait and written with pettyness. Developer dealt with grace, even though some of his choices are a bit questionable (e.g. women are more bi-curious than men), it was really unfair to him.

Yesterday i went and installed FTL again. Still an absolute classic, and it has probably the best soundtrack of all time. With my baby daughter and the need to move house, i don't have much time, so this is the kind of game that i can fit in my schedule. I've finished once but i'm sure i was terribly lucky, but i'm going to try again.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge 2018
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RuySan wrote:
even though some of his choices are a bit questionable (e.g. women are more bi-curious than men)

In his defence, he used statistics released by an online dating site to model his relationship engine, so it wasn't a choice he made.

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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: Viking themed point-clicky thing. Looks lovely but the 'logic' of a lot of the puzzles was really iffy which is a cardinal sin in these type of games so I was pretty happy when it was done.


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