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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 15:09 
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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
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Red Dead has horses, obv. They work pretty well, although I don't like that they can be killed.

Also their balls shrink when it's cold.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
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I think I just don't like horses.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
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Findus Fop wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
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Shit horse


Hang about, weren’t you the guy who couldn’t get past the first boss?


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
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Satsuma wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
Argo


Shit horse


Hang about, weren’t you the guy who couldn’t get past the first boss?


That'sa me!


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:36 
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64. Omega Strike: run-and-gun Metroidvania with a look and feel that reminded me massively of the Random Heroes/League of Evil mobile games from back in the day, but slightly more fleshed out. Which from Googling it while writing this I realise isn't surprising because it's made by the same developer and was in fact initially released for iOS. It's still very basic as Metroidvanias go and wouldn't necessarily pass muster if lined up against 'proper' games but it was ideal for pick up and play sessions while bored between tasks at work. And apparently I spent six hours or so playing it since buying it on Monday so that's a recommendation in itself.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 16:58 
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65. Three Fourths Home: a 'visual' novel 'game' about a girl driving back to her family during a storm and the phone conversation she has with them. It's barely a game because you just make dialogue choices and the 'visual' aspect is pretty much just an animated background. The actual dialogue is very well written and it's quite surprising how much a set of characters can be rounded out in your mind in such a short space of times but it's barely worth the time it takes to go through.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 20:45 
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1) Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Xbox) - 7/10
2) The Division 2 (Xbox) - 8/10
3) Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4) - 6/10
4) Horizon: Zero Dawn (DLC - The Frozen Wilds) (PS4) - 7/10
5) Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (DLC - The Terminator) (PS4) - 3/10
6) The Surge 2 (PS4) - 6/10
7) BioShock 2 (DLC - Minervas Den) (PS4) - 6/10
8 ) Bioshock Infinite (DLC - buried at Sea Episode 1) (PS4) - 3/10
9) Bioshock Infinite (DLC - buried at Sea Episode 2) (PS4) - 7/10
10) Sea Salt (Xbox) - 8/10
11) Astral Chain (Switch) - 5/10
12) Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening (Switch) - 7/10 6/10
13) Code Vein (PS4) - 5/10
14) Call of Duty: MW Warzone (PS4) - 8/10
15) Ori & The Will of the Wisps (Xbox) - 10/10
16) Dark Souls: Remastered (PS4) - 9/10
17) Flashback (Switch) - 2/10
18) Gradius/Nemesis: The Gradius Collection (PS4) -
19) Hyper Dot (Xbox) - 10/10
20) Outrun (Switch) -
21) Remnant (Xbox) - 9/10
22) Monument Valley 2 (iOS) - meh
23) Streets of Rage 4 (Xbox) - 9/10
24) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (PS4) - 8/10
25) Star Wars: Republic Commando (Xbox OG) - 7/10
26) Persona 4: The Golden (PS Vita) - 10/10
27) Panza Dragoon: Orta (Xbox OG) - 8/10
28) The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4) - 9/10
29) Children of Morta (Xbox) - 9/10
30) Control (PS4) - 7/10
31) Subnautica (Xbox) - 7/10
32) Shantae: Half Genie Hero (Xbox) - 6/10
33) Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (PS4) - 4/10
34) Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PS4) - 5/10
35) Carrion (Xbox) - 8/10
36) Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope (PS4) - 9/10
37) Resident Evil 3 (PS4) - 8/10
38) Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (PS4) - 8/10
39) Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment (PS4) - 9/10
40) Shovel Knight: King of Cards (PS4) - 9/10
41) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered (PS4) - 8/10
42) Fall Guys (PS4) - 8/10
43) Hyper Scape (PS4) - 4/10
44) PUBG (PS4) - 7/10
45) Nioh 2 (PS4) - 8/10
46) Battletoads (Xbox) - fuck you/10
47) Touhoo Luna Nights (Xbox) - 9/10
48) The Division - 8/10
49) A Plague Tale: Innocence (Xbox) - 9/10
50) LUMO (PS4) - 5/10


51) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Classic Special Ops (PS4)

All missions complete at 2 stars or above. Very challenging and very fun with some of the missions straight l from the Campaign but now in 2-4 player coop! I’m surprised more people haven’t even played these.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:13 
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66. Draugen: you and your young ward visit a remote Norwegian fishing village during the 1920s looking for your reporter sister who's gone there investigating a story. When you arrive the town is completely empty with evidence of some kind of rift between the townspeople; very slow shenanigans sort of ensue. The gameplay boils down to looking for items and picking conversation options with your companion so there's not much to it and in practise it feels more like a walking simulator, especially as it's got an atmosphere in common with Dear Esther. The story starts of relatively strong as you investigate what happened in the town but it pretty much falls apart to nothing near the end and one of the major 'twists' was obvious almost right from the very beginning. It reviewed well based on the setting and the characters but the village, while very prettily rendered with a sort of watercolour aesthetic, is bare bones to the point it didn't really capture me and your character's a boring whiny tit so that wasn't helping. There just wasn't really much to it when it ends.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
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67. Sludge Life: freebie on the Epic store which looked entertainingly batshit enough to grab my attention. It's an open-world exploratory/platforming sort of thing in which your graffiti artist character is trying to tag as many of the allocated spots as possible. The game's set on an island in a sea of sludge and has an unique sharply low-fi looking aesthetic which I really enjoyed, plus a warped hip-hop style soundtrack that's very good indeed. As you move through the world you can pick up interesting and weird gadgets that help you get around and there's an underlying theme of corporate dystopian shenanigans. You can interact with most of the NPCs and while none of them have extensive dialogue it's almost all amusing and/or weird and/or charming which massively helps draw you into proceedings. It's also weird and silly enough to be pretty compelling e.g. the guy in the towerblock who's 'hiding' amusingly in plain site from his aggrieved roomate after redecorating their room with hideous wallpaper. It's only a couple of hours long and wouldn't hold your attention past that because the gameplay is relatively basic but I really enjoyed the time I spent in it's world.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 21:24 
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1) Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Xbox) - 7/10
2) The Division 2 (Xbox) - 8/10
3) Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4) - 6/10
4) Horizon: Zero Dawn (DLC - The Frozen Wilds) (PS4) - 7/10
5) Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (DLC - The Terminator) (PS4) - 3/10
6) The Surge 2 (PS4) - 6/10
7) BioShock 2 (DLC - Minervas Den) (PS4) - 6/10
8 ) Bioshock Infinite (DLC - buried at Sea Episode 1) (PS4) - 3/10
9) Bioshock Infinite (DLC - buried at Sea Episode 2) (PS4) - 7/10
10) Sea Salt (Xbox) - 8/10
11) Astral Chain (Switch) - 5/10
12) Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening (Switch) - 7/10 6/10
13) Code Vein (PS4) - 5/10
14) Call of Duty: MW Warzone (PS4) - 8/10
15) Ori & The Will of the Wisps (Xbox) - 10/10
16) Dark Souls: Remastered (PS4) - 9/10
17) Flashback (Switch) - 2/10
18) Gradius/Nemesis: The Gradius Collection (PS4) -
19) Hyper Dot (Xbox) - 10/10
20) Outrun (Switch) -
21) Remnant (Xbox) - 9/10
22) Monument Valley 2 (iOS) - meh
23) Streets of Rage 4 (Xbox) - 9/10
24) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (PS4) - 8/10
25) Star Wars: Republic Commando (Xbox OG) - 7/10
26) Persona 4: The Golden (PS Vita) - 10/10
27) Panza Dragoon: Orta (Xbox OG) - 8/10
28) The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4) - 9/10
29) Children of Morta (Xbox) - 9/10
30) Control (PS4) - 7/10
31) Subnautica (Xbox) - 7/10
32) Shantae: Half Genie Hero (Xbox) - 6/10
33) Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (PS4) - 4/10
34) Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PS4) - 5/10
35) Carrion (Xbox) - 8/10
36) Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope (PS4) - 9/10
37) Resident Evil 3 (PS4) - 8/10
38) Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (PS4) - 8/10
39) Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment (PS4) - 9/10
40) Shovel Knight: King of Cards (PS4) - 9/10
41) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered (PS4) - 8/10
42) Fall Guys (PS4) - 8/10
43) Hyper Scape (PS4) - 4/10
44) PUBG (PS4) - 7/10
45) Nioh 2 (PS4) - 8/10
46) Battletoads (Xbox) - fuck you/10
47) Touhoo Luna Nights (Xbox) - 9/10
48) The Division - 8/10
49) A Plague Tale: Innocence (Xbox) - 9/10
50) LUMO (PS4) - 5/10
51) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Classic Special Ops (PS4)


52) Mad Max (PS4)

So the fifty tooth game I completed was a mixed bag. I liked the setting a lot (but it was empty), I liked the characters (although this woman and her kid near the end were undeveloped despite giving the game some actual purpose), I liked the sound and voice (although a few cut scenes didn’t sync up for some buggy reason) and the gameplay was alright but the story campaign was short (although I’d have much preferred they largely ditch the open world habit of shoving a fuckton of repeating icons on a map and give me more missions to complete; don’t make them side missions - make them part of the game and develop the story more so I don’t skip them because, oh look, another pointless mission I can’t be arsed to do). And the combat was a bit shit. And my eyes were struggling to adjust to 30FPS on the on foot sections for some reason. I’ve been a bit worn out lately but it just felt much worst than usual. And when I’d finished I hadn’t done 70% of the stuff on the map because who can be arsed with that shit.

So yeah, 5/10.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 17:14 
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1) Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Xbox) - 7/10
2) The Division 2 (Xbox) - 8/10
3) Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4) - 6/10
4) Horizon: Zero Dawn (DLC - The Frozen Wilds) (PS4) - 7/10
5) Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (DLC - The Terminator) (PS4) - 3/10
6) The Surge 2 (PS4) - 6/10
7) BioShock 2 (DLC - Minervas Den) (PS4) - 6/10
8 ) Bioshock Infinite (DLC - buried at Sea Episode 1) (PS4) - 3/10
9) Bioshock Infinite (DLC - buried at Sea Episode 2) (PS4) - 7/10
10) Sea Salt (Xbox) - 8/10
11) Astral Chain (Switch) - 5/10
12) Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening (Switch) - 7/10 6/10
13) Code Vein (PS4) - 5/10
14) Call of Duty: MW Warzone (PS4) - 8/10
15) Ori & The Will of the Wisps (Xbox) - 10/10
16) Dark Souls: Remastered (PS4) - 9/10
17) Flashback (Switch) - 2/10
18) Gradius/Nemesis: The Gradius Collection (PS4) -
19) Hyper Dot (Xbox) - 10/10
20) Outrun (Switch) -
21) Remnant (Xbox) - 9/10
22) Monument Valley 2 (iOS) - meh
23) Streets of Rage 4 (Xbox) - 9/10
24) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (PS4) - 8/10
25) Star Wars: Republic Commando (Xbox OG) - 7/10
26) Persona 4: The Golden (PS Vita) - 10/10
27) Panza Dragoon: Orta (Xbox OG) - 8/10
28) The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4) - 9/10
29) Children of Morta (Xbox) - 9/10
30) Control (PS4) - 7/10
31) Subnautica (Xbox) - 7/10
32) Shantae: Half Genie Hero (Xbox) - 6/10
33) Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (PS4) - 4/10
34) Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PS4) - 5/10
35) Carrion (Xbox) - 8/10
36) Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope (PS4) - 9/10
37) Resident Evil 3 (PS4) - 8/10
38) Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (PS4) - 8/10
39) Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment (PS4) - 9/10
40) Shovel Knight: King of Cards (PS4) - 9/10
41) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered (PS4) - 8/10
42) Fall Guys (PS4) - 8/10
43) Hyper Scape (PS4) - 4/10
44) PUBG (PS4) - 7/10
45) Nioh 2 (PS4) - 8/10
46) Battletoads (Xbox) - fuck you/10
47) Touhoo Luna Nights (Xbox) - 9/10
48) The Division - 8/10
49) A Plague Tale: Innocence (Xbox) - 9/10
50) LUMO (PS4) - 5/10
51) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Classic Special Ops (PS4)
52) Mad Max (PS4) - 5/10


53) SOMA (PS4) - 7/10

Insofar as walking simulators that have minor gameplay elements (which include a bit of stealth and mini games on computers) are concerned, this is the best I’ve played. It’s got decent graphics, reasonable (for a video game) voice acting and a compelling story that I actually wanted to see through to the end. And it was a great end too.

It’s probably a bit reductive to say it’s Bioshock as a walking simulator, but that’ll give you an idea of what you’ll be playing. It probably starts off a bit too slow but once the water starts pouring in had me hooked. You’ve probably already got this if you’ve been keeping your PS+ for a while so give it a whirl.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 20:17 
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The story of SOMA is brilliant, there's a couple of moments of proper existential horror.


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68. Great Escapes: another pointy-clicky-escapey game from Glitch but instead of their usual longer form games it's a collection of shorter experiences. This makes it easier as it reduces the mental load but they're still generally as fun and well designed.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 16:17 
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I'm giving SOMA a go. Sounds like the sort of thing I'd like.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
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DavPaz wrote:
I'm giving SOMA a go. Sounds like the sort of thing I'd like.


Note that it's got a bit of the usual "run/hide/stealth your way around an unkillable monster" which is as boring as these things (almost) always were. The devs capitulated to everyone moaning about it and added an option to do away with all that shit. It's up to you which way you go on it but having played through it the original way I'd have been happy to see the back of it all.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 23:07 
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Can you change part-way through?


Not sure, the option didn't exist at all when I played it so I've no personal experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
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1. Trine 4 (PC)
2. The Witness (PC)
3. Sunless Skies (PC)
4. Turmoil (PC)
5. Demon Crawl (PC)
6. Resident Evil 6 (PC)
7. Nier: Automata (PC)
8. Sekiro (PS4)
9. God of War (PS4)
10. Celeste (PC)
11. Hitman 2 (PC)
12. Overcooked 2 (PC)
13. Her Story (PC)
14. Finding Paradise (PC)
15. Dishonoured 2 (PC)
16. Outer Wilds(PC)
17. A Bird Story (PC)
18. Minit (PC)
19. Yokus Island Express (PC)
20. Beneath a steel sky (PC)
21. Escape Quest (PC)
22. Beyond a Steel Sky (PC)
23. Shapez.io (PC)
24. Elsinore (PC)
25. Hades (PC)

fun "roguelike" game by the people of bastion (and others)

progression could go something like this:
how on earth am I supposed to get past more than a few rooms.
Oh thats easy, however this boss seems ridiculous
Oh, I can beat her, and the entire second area seems easy.
what the hell is the boss of the third area? He's impossible.
He's still impossible.
Oh, these items work well together, and finally beat him.
Ooh final boss on this run too, these item are god like.
I beat him too. Close, but still did it.
HE HAS A SECOND PHASE?
*Dead*
*Rage quit*
Eventually return and die to him a couple more times before...
Victory
"Ok, now complete the quest 9 more times before I'll allow you to complete it."
$*&£
Actually, I can take him out fairly reliably, even with a few extra difficulty modifiers.
And.... done

It's got a rather awful amount of "just one more go"ness to it.


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1. Luigis Mansion 3
2. Far Cry 5
3. The Capcom Beat em up bundle
4. Streets of Rage 2
5. House of the Dead Overkill
6. Sniper Elite 4
7.Robocop
8. Under Defeat
9. Tarzan!
10. Super Mario Bros
11. Alex Kidd in Miracle World
12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Turtles in Time
13. Far Cry New Dawn
14. Streets of Rage 4
15. Gears of War 5
16. Lethal Enforcers 2
17. Lethal Enforcers 1
18. Sunset Riders
19. Lost Planet 2
20. Super Mario 64
21. The new Battletoads
22. Star Fox


23. Halo 3: ODST - Awesome. My second favourite in the Halo series.


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 Post subject: Re: Finish 52 Challenge (2020)
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Halo Reach. That was ace!


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