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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:46 
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1) Iconoclasts (PS4)
2) Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
3) Far Cry 5 (Xbox)
4) Shadow Warrior (Xbox)
5) Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
6) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4)
7) Far Cry Primal (PS4)
8 ) Golf Story (Switch)
9) Octopath Traveller (Switch)
10) Deltarune: Chapter 1 (PS4)
11) Ape Out (Switch)
12) Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
13) Call of Duty: BLOPS IIII (Xbox)
14) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4)
15) The Messenger (PS4)
16) Split/Second (Xbox)
17) Mortal Kombat X (Xbox)
18) Below (Xbox)
19) What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox)
20) Ashen (Xbox)
21) Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice (Xbox)
22) Steamworld Dig 2 (Xbox)
23) Moonlighter (Xbox)
24) Katana Zero (Switch)
25) My Friend Pedro (Switch)


26) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)

Graphics: Awesome. Easily as good as, say, Resi 2 remake. The characters and the baddies look fantastic. There’s tons of particles flying all over the shop, smashing barrels and objects has tons of stuff splinter and crumble and reminded me of that one room in Bloodborne with all the pots. The only downside is that the environments aren’t that varied. What’s there is great an’ all (and some are ridiculously beautiful) but you can only have so many vein like catwalks before they get a bit tired.

Sound: Great voiceovers and voice talent. The dialogue is stupid as shit; as is par for the course with these games. Sound effects are suitably meaty and the music is that sort of thrash metal garbage that this series loves.

Story: Some anime bullshit about a guy who raises a big plant to eat the fruit.

Gameplay: It’s DmC 3 & 4 - but together! And better! But with a new bloke! If you’ve enjoyed any of this series you know what you’re getting and it doesn’t disappoint. Lots of combat focused, finger crippling, button dancing, stick twirling nonsense that has you compete against yourself to beat up monster while trying to be as cool as possible and ascertain that triple-S rank so you can end a level and casually say ‘I fucked those guys up’ while throwing a can of Mountain Dew into a bin 10 feet away without looking. In real life.

Conclude: It’s DmC 5. Exactly what you’d want and expect with a sprinkling of some fine AF graphics. There’s one problem though: it’s a bit easy on default and made easier by a continue system of gold orbs you collect in game. If you die anywhere in game you can continue by using a gold orb and it gives you full health. You get gold orbs in-game hidden about the game and, weirdly, for logging in each day. The ones in game are hidden but often not very well. Basically you can accumulate loads of them. So whereas in previous games if you failed a mission you had to restart from the very start now you just get straight back up. It’s fair I suppose but reduces the challenge by some margin. I think they should have been reduced to a single use in each mission. But now you can just strong arm yourself through a difficult boss without any challenge. I don’t like this...I like my DmC like I like my Dark Souls: without an easy mode.

MTX: It’s got them. You can buy red orbs (for skills and abilities) and gold orbs for actual money. I didn’t notice any difference from previous games on the game dishing out red orbs. In fact, I got a load of red orbs for playing the game and bought all the abilities I wanted. I didn’t get all the abilities though. Mind you, I did notice that there seems a fair few more moves and abilities this time around from previous games but it’s not surprising given the 3 characters and weapon list. You could easily grind a level for red orbs and I’m sure people do, rather than pay money like a So MTX’s can easily be dismissed but don’t you dare click on an ability you don’t have red orbs for because it’ll tell you you can buy more orbs on the PlayStation store. It’s just an annoyance but meh. Mind you, you can also buy some subweapons (like 4 different arms for Nero) and weapon skins for like a couple of quid each. But fortunately the devs have the sensibility not to lock out any actual weapons away from the player. God bless Capcom; they’re fucking great.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:03 
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1. SpiderHyphenMan
2. The Birdcage
3. Lego Lord of the Rings
4. Faraway 4
5. Legacy 3 - The Hidden Relic
6. Assassin's Creed Origins
7. Red Matter
8. Oddmar
9. Thickety Creek
10. Moss
11. Scavengers Odyssey
12. Modern Warfare
13. Jack N' Jill
14. Snow Kids
15. The London Heist
16. Marie's Room
17. The Birdcage 2
18. Rime room escape game
19. >observer.
20. The Enchanted Worlds
21. Mindsweeper
22. Black: The Fall
23. Hitman
24. Through Abandoned
25. Bigfoot Quest
26. Rescue the Enchanter
27. Little Inferno
28. What Remains of Edith Finch
29. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
30. Vulture Island

31. The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
32. The Hunt for the Lost Ship
33. Forgotten Hill Tales: Little Cabin in the Woods
34. Forgotten Hill Mementoes
35. Forgotten Hill: Fall
36. Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer
37. Tiny Room Stories: Mystery Room
38. Hellraid: The Escape
39-65. Every escape game by this developer on the Play store: cutesy and well made escape games with generally logical and fun puzzles.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 23:21 
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Satsuma wrote:
1) Iconoclasts (PS4)
2) Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
3) Far Cry 5 (Xbox)
4) Shadow Warrior (Xbox)
5) Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
6) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4)
7) Far Cry Primal (PS4)
8 ) Golf Story (Switch)
9) Octopath Traveller (Switch)
10) Deltarune: Chapter 1 (PS4)
11) Ape Out (Switch)
12) Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
13) Call of Duty: BLOPS IIII (Xbox)
14) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4)
15) The Messenger (PS4)
16) Split/Second (Xbox)
17) Mortal Kombat X (Xbox)
18) Below (Xbox)
19) What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox)
20) Ashen (Xbox)
21) Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice (Xbox)
22) Steamworld Dig 2 (Xbox)
23) Moonlighter (Xbox)
24) Katana Zero (Switch)
25) My Friend Pedro (Switch)
26) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)


27) The Messenger: Picnic Panic DLC (PS4)

More of the same but harder.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 14:23 
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Satsuma wrote:
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Satsuma wrote:
1) Iconoclasts (PS4)
2) Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
3) Far Cry 5 (Xbox)
4) Shadow Warrior (Xbox)
5) Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
6) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4)
7) Far Cry Primal (PS4)
8 ) Golf Story (Switch)
9) Octopath Traveller (Switch)
10) Deltarune: Chapter 1 (PS4)
11) Ape Out (Switch)
12) Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
13) Call of Duty: BLOPS IIII (Xbox)
14) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4)
15) The Messenger (PS4)
16) Split/Second (Xbox)
17) Mortal Kombat X (Xbox)
18) Below (Xbox)
19) What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox)
20) Ashen (Xbox)
21) Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice (Xbox)
22) Steamworld Dig 2 (Xbox)
23) Moonlighter (Xbox)
24) Katana Zero (Switch)
25) My Friend Pedro (Switch)
26) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)
27) The Messenger: Picnic Panic DLC (PS4)


28) Blazing Chrome (Xbox)

It’s Contra/Gryzor/Probotec... etc. It’s tough but fair and a reet good blast. It’s not that long, which is good, and it doesn’t have online coop, which fucking sucks, but it’s difficult not to recommend because I ain’t played a jolly good run and gunner for, like, ages.

Oh and the ending music is glorious 80’s greatness. Loved it.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:50 
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1. SpiderHyphenMan
2. The Birdcage
3. Lego Lord of the Rings
4. Faraway 4
5. Legacy 3 - The Hidden Relic
6. Assassin's Creed Origins
7. Red Matter
8. Oddmar
9. Thickety Creek
10. Moss
11. Scavengers Odyssey
12. Modern Warfare
13. Jack N' Jill
14. Snow Kids
15. The London Heist
16. Marie's Room
17. The Birdcage 2
18. Rime room escape game
19. >observer.
20. The Enchanted Worlds
21. Mindsweeper
22. Black: The Fall
23. Hitman
24. Through Abandoned
25. Bigfoot Quest
26. Rescue the Enchanter
27. Little Inferno
28. What Remains of Edith Finch
29. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
30. Vulture Island
31. The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
32. The Hunt for the Lost Ship
33. Forgotten Hill Tales: Little Cabin in the Woods
34. Forgotten Hill Mementoes
35. Forgotten Hill: Fall
36. Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer
37. Tiny Room Stories: Mystery Room
38. Hellraid: The Escape
39-65. Every escape game by this developer on the Play store: cutesy and well made escape games with generally logical and fun puzzles.[/quote]

66. Relic Seeker: Hypogeum: A "The Room" style kinetic puzzler but with free movement rather than the usual constricted views. Which actually ends up being a waste of time because there's still only very specific areas that are interactive so allowing you to freely roam these relatively big spaces just become an annoyance. It was entertaining enough but the puzzles weren't very challenging or interesting so the genuinely lovely looking environments were a bit of a waste in the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 15:56 
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Satsuma wrote:
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Satsuma wrote:
1) Iconoclasts (PS4)
2) Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
3) Far Cry 5 (Xbox)
4) Shadow Warrior (Xbox)
5) Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
6) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4)
7) Far Cry Primal (PS4)
8 ) Golf Story (Switch)
9) Octopath Traveller (Switch)
10) Deltarune: Chapter 1 (PS4)
11) Ape Out (Switch)
12) Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
13) Call of Duty: BLOPS IIII (Xbox)
14) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4)
15) The Messenger (PS4)
16) Split/Second (Xbox)
17) Mortal Kombat X (Xbox)
18) Below (Xbox)
19) What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox)
20) Ashen (Xbox)
21) Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice (Xbox)
22) Steamworld Dig 2 (Xbox)
23) Moonlighter (Xbox)
24) Katana Zero (Switch)
25) My Friend Pedro (Switch)
26) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)
27) The Messenger: Picnic Panic DLC (PS4)
28) Blazing Chrome (Xbox)


29) Halo 2 (Xbox)

Completed on Legendary difficulty in coop. I am now an Elite gamah.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 16:13 
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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 16:24 
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Pfffft, Halo 3 is a leisurely Sunday evening stroll compared to 2.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:21 
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1. SpiderHyphenMan
2. The Birdcage
3. Lego Lord of the Rings
4. Faraway 4
5. Legacy 3 - The Hidden Relic
6. Assassin's Creed Origins
7. Red Matter
8. Oddmar
9. Thickety Creek
10. Moss
11. Scavengers Odyssey
12. Modern Warfare
13. Jack N' Jill
14. Snow Kids
15. The London Heist
16. Marie's Room
17. The Birdcage 2
18. Rime room escape game
19. >observer.
20. The Enchanted Worlds
21. Mindsweeper
22. Black: The Fall
23. Hitman
24. Through Abandoned
25. Bigfoot Quest
26. Rescue the Enchanter
27. Little Inferno
28. What Remains of Edith Finch
29. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
30. Vulture Island
31. The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
32. The Hunt for the Lost Ship
33. Forgotten Hill Tales: Little Cabin in the Woods
34. Forgotten Hill Mementoes
35. Forgotten Hill: Fall
36. Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer
37. Tiny Room Stories: Mystery Room
38. Hellraid: The Escape
39-65. Every escape game by this developer on the Play store: cutesy and well made escape games with generally logical and fun puzzles.

66. Relic Seeker: Hypogeum
67. Sword of Xolan: 2D action platformer for Android that's very reminiscent of stuff the Random Heroes/League of Evil games that were a bit hit on mobile platforms a few years back. This is every bit as good as those games and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:37 
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1. SpiderHyphenMan
2. The Birdcage
3. Lego Lord of the Rings
4. Faraway 4
5. Legacy 3 - The Hidden Relic
6. Assassin's Creed Origins
7. Red Matter
8. Oddmar
9. Thickety Creek
10. Moss
11. Scavengers Odyssey
12. Modern Warfare
13. Jack N' Jill
14. Snow Kids
15. The London Heist
16. Marie's Room
17. The Birdcage 2
18. Rime room escape game
19. >observer.
20. The Enchanted Worlds
21. Mindsweeper
22. Black: The Fall
23. Hitman
24. Through Abandoned
25. Bigfoot Quest
26. Rescue the Enchanter
27. Little Inferno
28. What Remains of Edith Finch
29. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
30. Vulture Island
31. The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
32. The Hunt for the Lost Ship
33. Forgotten Hill Tales: Little Cabin in the Woods
34. Forgotten Hill Mementoes
35. Forgotten Hill: Fall
36. Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer
37. Tiny Room Stories: Mystery Room
38. Hellraid: The Escape
39-65. Every escape game by this developer on the Play store: cutesy and well made escape games with generally logical and fun puzzles.

66. Relic Seeker: Hypogeum
67. Sword of Xolan
68. Cryptic Cosmos: pointy-clicky Android thing from a studio who's other games I've really enjoyed. There was nothing massively wrong with this one but the graphical style was particularly ugly and a couple of puzzles were needlessly obtuse I felt.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 23:50 
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1. Super Double Dragon (SNES)
2. Out Run (GBA)
3. Atic Atac (Xbox One)
4. Bust A Groove (PS1)
5. Good Knight Story (Android)
6. Thomas the Tank Engine (C64)
7. Rogue Legacy (Xbox One)

An odd game, difficulty-wise. It's brutally difficult to get started with (or I'm just crap) and you have to grind your way to better skills and equipment, but once you get going, it gets easier. Each boss seems to take fewer attempts than the previous one. So much so that the final boss took three attempts to beat and the final final boss I did first attempt. Most odd.

There's a + mode too, but that looks to be more tortuous than fun, so I might give it a miss. Still, 21 hours of good gameplay in there.

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 20:23 
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There's a + mode too, but that looks to be more tortuous than fun, so I might give it a miss. Still, 21 hours of good gameplay in there.


And of course, I ended up going back to this anyway and working through + mode too

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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 
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1. SpiderHyphenMan
2. The Birdcage
3. Lego Lord of the Rings
4. Faraway 4
5. Legacy 3 - The Hidden Relic
6. Assassin's Creed Origins
7. Red Matter
8. Oddmar
9. Thickety Creek
10. Moss
11. Scavengers Odyssey
12. Modern Warfare
13. Jack N' Jill
14. Snow Kids
15. The London Heist
16. Marie's Room
17. The Birdcage 2
18. Rime room escape game
19. >observer.
20. The Enchanted Worlds
21. Mindsweeper
22. Black: The Fall
23. Hitman
24. Through Abandoned
25. Bigfoot Quest
26. Rescue the Enchanter
27. Little Inferno
28. What Remains of Edith Finch
29. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
30. Vulture Island
31. The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
32. The Hunt for the Lost Ship
33. Forgotten Hill Tales: Little Cabin in the Woods
34. Forgotten Hill Mementoes
35. Forgotten Hill: Fall
36. Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer
37. Tiny Room Stories: Mystery Room
38. Hellraid: The Escape
39-65. Every escape game by this developer on the Play store: cutesy and well made escape games with generally logical and fun puzzles.

66. Relic Seeker: Hypogeum
67. Sword of Xolan
68. Cryptic Cosmos
69. Fobia: another day on the Play Store; another Limbo clone to play. This one is mildly more annoying than others because after the trademark quick-death it not only needlessly places you a long empty trudge away from the thing that killed you but there's a weird glitch where the controls don't become responsive until a couple of seconds after each restart so there's a needless amount of frustration baked in. Also, the physics are balls.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 13:40 
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Satsuma wrote:
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Satsuma wrote:
1) Iconoclasts (PS4)
2) Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
3) Far Cry 5 (Xbox)
4) Shadow Warrior (Xbox)
5) Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
6) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4)
7) Far Cry Primal (PS4)
8 ) Golf Story (Switch)
9) Octopath Traveller (Switch)
10) Deltarune: Chapter 1 (PS4)
11) Ape Out (Switch)
12) Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
13) Call of Duty: BLOPS IIII (Xbox)
14) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4)
15) The Messenger (PS4)
16) Split/Second (Xbox)
17) Mortal Kombat X (Xbox)
18) Below (Xbox)
19) What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox)
20) Ashen (Xbox)
21) Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice (Xbox)
22) Steamworld Dig 2 (Xbox)
23) Moonlighter (Xbox)
24) Katana Zero (Switch)
25) My Friend Pedro (Switch)
26) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)
27) The Messenger: Picnic Panic DLC (PS4)
28) Blazing Chrome (Xbox)
29) Halo 2 (Xbox)


30) Metro: Exodus (Xbox)

Nope, not impressed at all. Nice graphics when you’re completely stationary but get moving and it’s janky as fuck. The whole game feels like you’ve got your controllers submerged in vats of treacle. There’s sound bugs as voices play over each other, or cut out, or music is weirdly layered too loud or too quiet and so on. There’s a constant strobing effect with the graphics, like a weird stutter that’s only minimised by turning the motion blurring back on. And I fucking hate motion blurring so I played with the stuttering strobe shit throughout.

The game itself is alright but it’s too STALKER-lite for my taste. There’s really only two open world maps and they’re the best parts of the game. I wish it had gone fully open world but clearly whatever engine it’s running on can’t cope with what little it was already doing. They should really have dialled back the graphics setting and ramped up performance so it was a whole lot nicer to play. The linear levels are largely very boring and drab. One level makes you hold X to ride a boat; then stop every 10 yards, hold X again to stop, stand up, shoot stationary targets, hold x to get back in the boat, ride 10 yards, stop, shoot stationary targets, go 10 yards etc. It’s so fucking slow and the same animations play again and again and just eat up time! Hnnngh. And for a shooter there ain’t a lot of shooting.

4/10 and a go fuck yourself. I bet it’s great on a beefy PC rig but then you’d have to spend 5 hours tuning your experience and downloading the Epic launcher and selling your data to the devil or something /s


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 0:03 
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Satsuma wrote:
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Satsuma wrote:
1) Iconoclasts (PS4)
2) Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
3) Far Cry 5 (Xbox)
4) Shadow Warrior (Xbox)
5) Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
6) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4)
7) Far Cry Primal (PS4)
8 ) Golf Story (Switch)
9) Octopath Traveller (Switch)
10) Deltarune: Chapter 1 (PS4)
11) Ape Out (Switch)
12) Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
13) Call of Duty: BLOPS IIII (Xbox)
14) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4)
15) The Messenger (PS4)
16) Split/Second (Xbox)
17) Mortal Kombat X (Xbox)
18) Below (Xbox)
19) What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox)
20) Ashen (Xbox)
21) Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice (Xbox)
22) Steamworld Dig 2 (Xbox)
23) Moonlighter (Xbox)
24) Katana Zero (Switch)
25) My Friend Pedro (Switch)
26) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)
27) The Messenger: Picnic Panic DLC (PS4)
28) Blazing Chrome (Xbox)
29) Halo 2 (Xbox)
30) Metro: Exodus (Xbox)


31) Geometry Wars 3 (PS Vita)

Remember when everyone was playing Geo Wars and the leaderboard was a place you waved your dick in the faces of those beneath you? And all was good in the world.

Remember when Geo Wars 2 came along and you did the same but across, like, 8 different leaderboards? All was good in the world but the dick waggling was less meaningful and people migrated to other games quicker.

Now here’s Geo Wars 3 which is still great but there’s like over 150 different leaderboards. You might as well be waving your dick into a mirror. A circus mirror. Not many people played it and whoever did quickly migrated to other games because by the time of Geo Wars 3 the board was fractured between consoles, there was no longer the “big game” that everyone plays because, well, there’s too much choice or something, and everyone has their own cliques or something. It was a great game, it just wasn’t the great community game it once was. There’s just too much to it. I played like 50 fucking levels and there’s no way anyone would compete to be top of all 50. By the end of level 50 only Skeptobot (remember him) had got that far and had managed to complete the game. Yes, he beat me on the leaderboard but, frankly, I couldn’t give a fuck. Such a great game I’ll never play again.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2019)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 22:30 
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Satsuma wrote:
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Satsuma wrote:
1) Iconoclasts (PS4)
2) Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
3) Far Cry 5 (Xbox)
4) Shadow Warrior (Xbox)
5) Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
6) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4)
7) Far Cry Primal (PS4)
8 ) Golf Story (Switch)
9) Octopath Traveller (Switch)
10) Deltarune: Chapter 1 (PS4)
11) Ape Out (Switch)
12) Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
13) Call of Duty: BLOPS IIII (Xbox)
14) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4)
15) The Messenger (PS4)
16) Split/Second (Xbox)
17) Mortal Kombat X (Xbox)
18) Below (Xbox)
19) What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox)
20) Ashen (Xbox)
21) Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice (Xbox)
22) Steamworld Dig 2 (Xbox)
23) Moonlighter (Xbox)
24) Katana Zero (Switch)
25) My Friend Pedro (Switch)
26) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)
27) The Messenger: Picnic Panic DLC (PS4)
28) Blazing Chrome (Xbox)
29) Halo 2 (Xbox)
30) Metro: Exodus (Xbox)
31) Geometry Wars 3 (PS Vita)


32) World War Z (Xbox)

I’ll say this about it: The zombie hordes are incredibly impressive. They’re just like the film...kinda. They can’t be quite so vicious or you’d never finish the damn thing but they’re really fantastic as the crowd of gnashing teeth undulates and smashes against every obstacle in its way and pours around and over the edges.

Some of the levels are mechanically a bit samey and so is the gameplay. I can’t be arsed to go back to it and yet I’ve unlocked fack all.

I’ve done 2/3rds of the single class I played as (there’s something like 5 or so classes) and I’ve maxed a single weapon and got one weapon to level 4 (of 5). I don’t think I’m missing much from the other classes or by not unlocking other weapons. The weapon customisation is a bit poor to be honest. Max level is basically a suppressed version of your choice weapon when Max level should come with a fucking loudener and dragons breath rounds.

6/10

BUT the game is very polished and I’ve come across 0 bugs. So... still 6/10 because that’s how a game should be.


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5. Legacy 3 - The Hidden Relic
6. Assassin's Creed Origins
7. Red Matter
8. Oddmar
9. Thickety Creek
10. Moss
11. Scavengers Odyssey
12. Modern Warfare
13. Jack N' Jill
14. Snow Kids
15. The London Heist
16. Marie's Room
17. The Birdcage 2
18. Rime room escape game
19. >observer.
20. The Enchanted Worlds
21. Mindsweeper
22. Black: The Fall
23. Hitman
24. Through Abandoned
25. Bigfoot Quest
26. Rescue the Enchanter
27. Little Inferno
28. What Remains of Edith Finch
29. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
30. Vulture Island
31. The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
32. The Hunt for the Lost Ship
33. Forgotten Hill Tales: Little Cabin in the Woods
34. Forgotten Hill Mementoes
35. Forgotten Hill: Fall
36. Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer
37. Tiny Room Stories: Mystery Room
38. Hellraid: The Escape
39-65. Every escape game by this developer on the Play store: cutesy and well made escape games with generally logical and fun puzzles.

66. Relic Seeker: Hypogeum
67. Sword of Xolan
68. Cryptic Cosmos
69. Fobia
70. Cally's Caves 4: an action platformer sort of a thing for Android with a whole load of weapons to play with--all of which upgrade massively just by being used, which is a nice touch--and a good few stages to go through which bring new enemy types with them. It does have some nice ideas but overall the gameplay is quite basic and it's not quite compelling enough to make you want to do the extra exploration and stuff required to unlock what appears to be an impressive array of secrets and extra content. Indeed, from checking out a review just there, it seems that the NG+ mode isn't just that but is actually basically the rest of the game. The fact that I'm not sure I care enough to fire that up having generally enjoyed what I have played probably tells you all you need to know. Apparently the previous game is a more focused affair which also has some Metroidvania elements so I'll probably give that a go at some point.


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1) Iconoclasts (PS4)
2) Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
3) Far Cry 5 (Xbox)
4) Shadow Warrior (Xbox)
5) Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
6) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4)
7) Far Cry Primal (PS4)
8 ) Golf Story (Switch)
9) Octopath Traveller (Switch)
10) Deltarune: Chapter 1 (PS4)
11) Ape Out (Switch)
12) Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
13) Call of Duty: BLOPS IIII (Xbox)
14) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4)
15) The Messenger (PS4)
16) Split/Second (Xbox)
17) Mortal Kombat X (Xbox)
18) Below (Xbox)
19) What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox)
20) Ashen (Xbox)
21) Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice (Xbox)
22) Steamworld Dig 2 (Xbox)
23) Moonlighter (Xbox)
24) Katana Zero (Switch)
25) My Friend Pedro (Switch)
26) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)
27) The Messenger: Picnic Panic DLC (PS4)
28) Blazing Chrome (Xbox)
29) Halo 2 (Xbox)
30) Metro: Exodus (Xbox)
31) Geometry Wars 3 (PS Vita)
32) World War Z (Xbox)


33) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox)

The only CoD I’ve never played. I’ll say this, for a game about stealthy legendary Ghosts they only do one stealth mission and they even fuck that up. Tch aye?

Otherwise it really is business as usual. It’s just very blah BUT ... remember the train sequence in Star Wars: Rogue One? Well, Ghosts has its own version of it which is pretty impressive. Check it out https://youtu.be/qO_ao_ Oh and the space bits are weirdly better than CoD Infinity War’s version.


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I think Ghosts is the only COD game I've completed too and I remember enjoying it. I didn't have to think much so that was right up my street.


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3: The Room 2 (PC)
4: Night in the woods (PC)
5: Ghost of a tale (PC)
6: Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii (U))
7: Baba is You (Switch)
8. Phoenix Wright ace attorney (PC)

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1. SpiderHyphenMan
2. The Birdcage
3. Lego Lord of the Rings
4. Faraway 4
5. Legacy 3 - The Hidden Relic
6. Assassin's Creed Origins
7. Red Matter
8. Oddmar
9. Thickety Creek
10. Moss
11. Scavengers Odyssey
12. Modern Warfare
13. Jack N' Jill
14. Snow Kids
15. The London Heist
16. Marie's Room
17. The Birdcage 2
18. Rime room escape game
19. >observer.
20. The Enchanted Worlds
21. Mindsweeper
22. Black: The Fall
23. Hitman
24. Through Abandoned
25. Bigfoot Quest
26. Rescue the Enchanter
27. Little Inferno
28. What Remains of Edith Finch
29. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
30. Vulture Island
31. The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
32. The Hunt for the Lost Ship
33. Forgotten Hill Tales: Little Cabin in the Woods
34. Forgotten Hill Mementoes
35. Forgotten Hill: Fall
36. Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer
37. Tiny Room Stories: Mystery Room
38. Hellraid: The Escape
39-65. Every escape game by this developer on the Play store: cutesy and well made escape games with generally logical and fun puzzles.
66. Relic Seeker: Hypogeum
67. Sword of Xolan
68. Cryptic Cosmos
69. Fobia
70. Cally's Caves 4

71. Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise: a pointy-clicky thing for Android that began releasing in chapters back in 2015 and with the recently released chapter 5 is now complete. It's always been one of my favourite mobile games right from the start and I was happy to play through the entire thing from start to finish in order to hit and complete chapter 5. Anyway, brilliant stuff, go play it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 13:49 
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1. SpiderHyphenMan
2. The Birdcage
3. Lego Lord of the Rings
4. Faraway 4
5. Legacy 3 - The Hidden Relic
6. Assassin's Creed Origins
7. Red Matter
8. Oddmar
9. Thickety Creek
10. Moss
11. Scavengers Odyssey
12. Modern Warfare
13. Jack N' Jill
14. Snow Kids
15. The London Heist
16. Marie's Room
17. The Birdcage 2
18. Rime room escape game
19. >observer.
20. The Enchanted Worlds
21. Mindsweeper
22. Black: The Fall
23. Hitman
24. Through Abandoned
25. Bigfoot Quest
26. Rescue the Enchanter
27. Little Inferno
28. What Remains of Edith Finch
29. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
30. Vulture Island
31. The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
32. The Hunt for the Lost Ship
33. Forgotten Hill Tales: Little Cabin in the Woods
34. Forgotten Hill Mementoes
35. Forgotten Hill: Fall
36. Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer
37. Tiny Room Stories: Mystery Room
38. Hellraid: The Escape
39-65. Every escape game by this developer on the Play store: cutesy and well made escape games with generally logical and fun puzzles.
66. Relic Seeker: Hypogeum
67. Sword of Xolan
68. Cryptic Cosmos
69. Fobia
70. Cally's Caves 4

71. Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise: a pointy-clicky thing for Android that began releasing in chapters back in 2015 and with the recently released chapter 5 is now complete. It's always been one of my favourite mobile games right from the start and I was happy to play through the entire thing from start to finish in order to hit and complete chapter 5. Anyway, brilliant stuff, go play it.

Also for iOS and all the above sentiments are true.

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I finished the original Doom last night on my Switch. It was great.

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1) Iconoclasts (PS4)
2) Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
3) Far Cry 5 (Xbox)
4) Shadow Warrior (Xbox)
5) Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
6) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4)
7) Far Cry Primal (PS4)
8 ) Golf Story (Switch)
9) Octopath Traveller (Switch)
10) Deltarune: Chapter 1 (PS4)
11) Ape Out (Switch)
12) Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
13) Call of Duty: BLOPS IIII (Xbox)
14) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4)
15) The Messenger (PS4)
16) Split/Second (Xbox)
17) Mortal Kombat X (Xbox)
18) Below (Xbox)
19) What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox)
20) Ashen (Xbox)
21) Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice (Xbox)
22) Steamworld Dig 2 (Xbox)
23) Moonlighter (Xbox)
24) Katana Zero (Switch)
25) My Friend Pedro (Switch)
26) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)
27) The Messenger: Picnic Panic DLC (PS4)
28) Blazing Chrome (Xbox)
29) Halo 2 (Xbox)
30) Metro: Exodus (Xbox)
31) Geometry Wars 3 (PS Vita)
32) World War Z (Xbox)
33) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox)


34) Far Cry 2 (Xbox)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:53 
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1. SpiderHyphenMan
2. The Birdcage
3. Lego Lord of the Rings
4. Faraway 4
5. Legacy 3 - The Hidden Relic
6. Assassin's Creed Origins
7. Red Matter
8. Oddmar
9. Thickety Creek
10. Moss
11. Scavengers Odyssey
12. Modern Warfare
13. Jack N' Jill
14. Snow Kids
15. The London Heist
16. Marie's Room
17. The Birdcage 2
18. Rime room escape game
19. >observer.
20. The Enchanted Worlds
21. Mindsweeper
22. Black: The Fall
23. Hitman
24. Through Abandoned
25. Bigfoot Quest
26. Rescue the Enchanter
27. Little Inferno
28. What Remains of Edith Finch
29. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
30. Vulture Island
31. The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
32. The Hunt for the Lost Ship
33. Forgotten Hill Tales: Little Cabin in the Woods
34. Forgotten Hill Mementoes
35. Forgotten Hill: Fall
36. Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer
37. Tiny Room Stories: Mystery Room
38. Hellraid: The Escape
39-65. Every escape game by this developer on the Play store: cutesy and well made escape games with generally logical and fun puzzles.
66. Relic Seeker: Hypogeum
67. Sword of Xolan
68. Cryptic Cosmos
69. Fobia
70. Cally's Caves 4

71. Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise
72. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey: 90+ hours. 90+ fucking hours! And even that's with not 100% fucking up the Cult (because the ship combat is absolute goddamned ballsacks) or the Atlantis stuff (because the combat engine is nowhere near good enough to make the the Medusa fight fun).

So, yeah, it's long. Far too long as it goes, given that you've basically seen all the variety the game offers within about ten hours. That's not necessarily a problem in itself because no game is throwing new stuff at you for the entire run time--and the core stealthy murdering gameplay is always fun--but it turns out you can stretch that past breaking point; and AC:O leaps over the point and keeps sprinting off into the distance. Basically, they were too busy seeing whether they could make such a massive games that they didn't stop to consider whether they should.

None of this is helped by the fact that it's just different enough from the previous game to be slightly worse in every way:

  • The inclusion of your own ship from the start means you'll need to spend time on it sailing from place to place in a thoroughly boring fashion.
  • The above also means that ship combat is a proper part of the game now rather than just popping up in two missions like the last game. This is a problem because you now need to spend resources upgrading the shop and, well, actually engaging in the fuck-awful ship combat at times. Or, as I did, ignoring it as much as is humanly possible. The worst of this is that an entire branch of cult members are on ships so I couldn't be fucked with it. Hunting down and fucking up cult guys was one of the more engaging parts of the game so I'm mildly annoyed I didn't get to finish that off and take down the central bad guy because fucking ship combat.
  • Kassandra and her story wasn't as engaging as By-eck from the previous game. I can't be fucked going into the details but the characterisation of her family just didn't work for me and it was fucking weird that you could go do mercenary stuff on behalf of Athens even after redeeming yourself with Sparta and moving back to live there. Just, wut?
  • The combat, which I enjoyed in the previous game, seemed more woolly and weightless this time around which robbed it of a lot of the actual strategy it was blatantly supposed to have. It mostly ends up with you dicking around long enough to let cool downs on special moves expire then just slapping people with those, which isn't as engaging as going toe to toe. It's even worse with the various large enemies you sometimes need to take down because the dodging isn't effective enough and non special moves barely seem to affect them. I could murder the shit out of hordes of normal guys but even on Easy the boss fights were horrible and I couldn't be fucked with Medusa at all in the end.
  • Arrows and stealth assassinations have been nerfed so that you're forced to earn special upgrades that you need to use to get them back to being even close to lethal again. Even these are fucking stupid because you don't know if a headshot of backstab is actually going to kill someone until you do it, and if the numbers didn't work in your favour then you're now in the middle of a pitched battle instead of the continued stealth infiltration that you wanted. Your sense of these things gets better as you progress, and I realise they want the enemy levels to matter, but it's just annoying to spend ten seconds fucking around with special moves to see if you can headshot a guy or drop kill him. I practically stopped using the bow aside from very specific situations because mostly it just became like poking a fucking bee hive.

Don't get me wrong, there's a genuine fuckton of fun to be had here but it's stretched out for too long and just doesn't quite measure up to the previous game. Play Assassin's Creed Origins and skip this, would be my recommendation.


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2: The Room(PC)
3: The Room 2 (PC)
4: Night in the woods (PC)
5: Ghost of a tale (PC)
6: Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii (U))
7: Baba is You (Switch)
8. Phoenix Wright ace attorney (PC)
9. Phoenix Wright ... and Justice for all (PC)

Being a lawyer is still piss easy
Features a table.

10. Tales of escape (PC)
11. Escape first (PC)
12. Escape First 2 (PC)
13. Curious Cases (PC)
14. The Experiment: Escape Room

Low budget escqpe rooms. Very unity. Very escape room. One of them features a shitty barrel.


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