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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Simonsloth » August 11th, 2018, 10:10 pm

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January 2018:
Bleed
Crackdown
Rez Infinite
Resident evil directors cut
Bioshock
Resident evil 2
Bioshock 2
Resident evil 3:Nemesis

Feb 2018:
Bioshock infinite
Def Jam: fight for Ny
Zone of The Enders
Resident Evil:code Veronica
Resident evil zero
Hyper light drifter
Braid
Yoshi’s Woolly World
Resident evil 4

March:
resident evil 5
resident evil 6
Lostwinds
lost winds 2
Ico 3D
Dead space
Dead space 2
Heavenly Sword

May:
Horizon Zero Dawn plus Frozen Wilds
Enslaved
Dmc
Steinsgate 0
Hellblade
Shadow of the Colossus Remake
Resident Evil 7

June:
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Bastion
Detroit
Vanquish
Battlefield 3 Singleplayer
Alice: Madness Returns

July:
Prince of Persia
The Last Guardian
Syndicate
Binary Domain
Call of Duty Classic HD

August:
Cave story 3ds
11/08
Eternal Darkness

Still working my way through my backlog. The game is still very slick and well designed after all these years which is not necessarily surprising given Nintendo’s name is stamped on it. I especially liked the separate vignettes for each character which made the experience seem more varied even though fundamentally you were retreading the same environments.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Alex79uk » August 11th, 2018, 11:29 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
July 15th, 2018, 7:10 am
JAN - Lumino City (Android)
MAR - Dark Souls 3 (PS4)
MAR - What Remains Of Edith Finch (PS4)
MAR - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS4) MAR - Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
APR - Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
MAY - Shadow Of The Colossus (PS4)
MAY - Uncharted: Lost Legacy (PS4)
JUN - God Of War (PS4)
JUL - Dying Light (PS4)
JUL - Resident Evil VII: Biohazard (PS4)
AUG - Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)

I was really excited to start this, having come to the series fresh with Zero, and loving it. I was rather disappointed with Kiwami, however. The story was nowhere near as interesting, there was a lot of pointless running around and not half as much to do around the city. It felt like a real chore to push on, but I was determined to finish it.

BUT...

Glad I did. The story really picked up in the final few chapters, following plenty of twists and turns to a wholly satisfying climax. Really looking forward to Kiwami 2 now!

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Combine Hunter » August 13th, 2018, 12:27 am

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10/02 - Final Fantasy II (PS Vita)
04/30 - Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U)
10/03 - Celeste (Switch)
10/03 - Monster Hunter World (PS4)
13/03 - Bioshock: Infinite - Burial at Sea Episode 2
17/03 - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS Vita)
13/04 - Final Fantasy III (PS Vita)
23/04 - God of War (PS4)
02/05 - StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (PC)
13/05 - Into the Breach (PC)
17/05 - Yakuza 0 (PS4)
28/05 - Hollow Knight (PC)
01/06 - Axiom Verge (Switch)
03/06 - Zone of the Enders (PS3)
15/07 - Frostpunk (PC)
22/7 - Secret of Mana (Emulator)
13/08 - Final Fantasy V (Emulator)

Thoughts on the pod!

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by DomsBeard » August 13th, 2018, 10:10 am

Alex79uk wrote:
August 11th, 2018, 11:29 pm
Alex79uk wrote:
July 15th, 2018, 7:10 am
JAN - Lumino City (Android)
MAR - Dark Souls 3 (PS4)
MAR - What Remains Of Edith Finch (PS4)
MAR - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS4) MAR - Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
APR - Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
MAY - Shadow Of The Colossus (PS4)
MAY - Uncharted: Lost Legacy (PS4)
JUN - God Of War (PS4)
JUL - Dying Light (PS4)
JUL - Resident Evil VII: Biohazard (PS4)
AUG - Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)

I was really excited to start this, having come to the series fresh with Zero, and loving it. I was rather disappointed with Kiwami, however. The story was nowhere near as interesting, there was a lot of pointless running around and not half as much to do around the city. It felt like a real chore to push on, but I was determined to finish it.

BUT...

Glad I did. The story really picked up in the final few chapters, following plenty of twists and turns to a wholly satisfying climax. Really looking forward to Kiwami 2 now!
Good to know Alex. I am approaching the end of 0 and have 1 bought and downloaded ready to follow straight on

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by duskvstweak » August 13th, 2018, 3:47 pm

Completed Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery. Such an odd game. I enjoyed it, thought some of it was great but was annoyed by the forced month break and the slight obtuseness of that process. What a soundtrack though.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by KSubzero1000 » August 13th, 2018, 6:30 pm

I've managed to finish Golden Sun in-between bits of furious ninja carnage.

I tend to replay my favourite games rather regularly, which means that I'm not usually very prone to nostalgia. I haven't played this game very often however, and there were many sections that rustled my distant memories in all the right ways. Playing it again now, I'm more critical of some of its elements - the randomized encounters can be frustrating and the writing is often too verbose for its own good. But it does have truckloads of charm and personality, likeable characters, interesting locations and subplots, great visuals, a superb soundtrack, and possibly the best dungeon design in the genre. I honestly don't understand why so few other JRPGs draw inspiration from this game as to how to craft puzzle-heavy, mentally engaging Zelda-esque dungeons.

I even went through the trouble of painstakingly transcribing the endless password, so on to The Lost Age! (Which I haven't replayed at all until now.) I'm really excited to jump back into a game I remember so little about! :)

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Chopper » August 14th, 2018, 7:21 am

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

I think this received some praise on here but it didn't work for me on any level, really. Was happy to get it finished.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Alex79uk » August 14th, 2018, 8:22 am

Alex79uk wrote:
July 15th, 2018, 7:10 am
JAN - Lumino City (Android)
MAR - Dark Souls 3 (PS4)
MAR - What Remains Of Edith Finch (PS4)
MAR - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS4) MAR - Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
APR - Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
MAY - Shadow Of The Colossus (PS4)
MAY - Uncharted: Lost Legacy (PS4)
JUN - God Of War (PS4)
JUL - Dying Light (PS4)
JUL - Resident Evil VII: Biohazard (PS4)
AUG - Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)
AUG - Gorogoa (Android)

Brilliant. It's a puzzle game unlike anything else I've ever played. Just give it a try. The thought that must have gone in to designing the whole thing is baffling. So clever.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by DomsBeard » August 14th, 2018, 4:32 pm

Yakuza 0

This has probably ended up being one of my all time favourite games. Loved the story, characters, location, side quests, combat so basically all of it!. First experience with Yakuza so looking forward to playing them all through, if the rest are half as good then I will be very happy!

I want to take my shirt off and go outside and fight someone :lol:

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by ThirdMan » August 14th, 2018, 5:27 pm

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12 Jan: Mini Metro (Android)
13 Jan: Drop7 (Android)
25 Feb: Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
02 Apr: Florence (Android)
24 Apr: 80 Days (Android)
29 Apr: Bury me, my Love (Android)
29 Apr: c ya laterrrr (itch.io)
29 Apr: The Loss Levels (itch.io)
30 Apr: Sorcery! (Android)
03 May: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)
03 May: Tsuro - The Game of the Path (Android)
03 May: A Raven Monologue (Steam)
10 May: Sorcery! 2 (Android)
11 May: Birdland (Web)
04 Aug: Absolutely: A True Crime Story (itch.io)
08 Aug: Card Crawl (Android)
09 Aug: After School (itch.io)
09 Aug: Teeny Tiny Little World (itch.io)
10 Aug: Menagerie (itch.io)
10 Aug: Timruk (itch.io)
10 Aug: A Museum of Dubious Splendors (itch.io)
14 Aug: Alto's Adventure (Android)

My time with this is finally at an end now that its sequel, Alto's Odyssey, is available on Android. I didn't get to unlock everything as I lost my progress when I temporarily deleted the app (I thought Google Play had cloud save?) and I just didn't have the energy to start from scratch. But many happy hours were had with this remarkable little snowboarding fantasy.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Alex79uk » August 14th, 2018, 8:25 pm

DomsBeard wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Yakuza 0

This has probably ended up being one of my all time favourite games. Loved the story, characters, location, side quests, combat so basically all of it!. First experience with Yakuza so looking forward to playing them all through, if the rest are half as good then I will be very happy!

I want to take my shirt off and go outside and fight someone :lol:
Woo! I was gonna get Yakuza Kiwami 2 when it comes out, but I'll hold off till you've finished the first one and we can have a relatively concurrent play through, might be good!

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Simonsloth » August 15th, 2018, 11:54 am

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January 2018:
Bleed
Crackdown
Rez Infinite
Resident evil directors cut
Bioshock
Resident evil 2
Bioshock 2
Resident evil 3:Nemesis

Feb 2018:
Bioshock infinite
Def Jam: fight for Ny
Zone of The Enders
Resident Evil:code Veronica
Resident evil zero
Hyper light drifter
Braid
Yoshi’s Woolly World
Resident evil 4

March:
resident evil 5
resident evil 6
Lostwinds
lost winds 2
Ico 3D
Dead space
Dead space 2
Heavenly Sword

May:
Horizon Zero Dawn plus Frozen Wilds
Enslaved
Dmc
Steinsgate 0
Hellblade
Shadow of the Colossus Remake
Resident Evil 7

June:
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Bastion
Detroit
Vanquish
Battlefield 3 Singleplayer
Alice: Madness Returns

July:
Prince of Persia
The Last Guardian
Syndicate
Binary Domain
Call of Duty Classic HD

August:
Cave story 3ds
Eternal Darkness
15/08
Luigis Mansion

Another one off the backlog list. The simplicity, light heartedness and brevity were all welcome. Collecting the 50 boos was a delight rather than a chore and the game didn’t outstay it’s welcome. The final boss difficulty spike aside it was a great fun.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by DomsBeard » August 15th, 2018, 12:03 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 8:25 pm
DomsBeard wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Yakuza 0

This has probably ended up being one of my all time favourite games. Loved the story, characters, location, side quests, combat so basically all of it!. First experience with Yakuza so looking forward to playing them all through, if the rest are half as good then I will be very happy!

I want to take my shirt off and go outside and fight someone :lol:
Woo! I was gonna get Yakuza Kiwami 2 when it comes out, but I'll hold off till you've finished the first one and we can have a relatively concurrent play through, might be good!
Yes I am having a palette cleanser with The Walking Dead before getting stuck back in Alex-Kun :lol:

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Simonsloth » August 16th, 2018, 9:26 pm

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January 2018:
Bleed
Crackdown
Rez Infinite
Resident evil directors cut
Bioshock
Resident evil 2
Bioshock 2
Resident evil 3:Nemesis

Feb 2018:
Bioshock infinite
Def Jam: fight for Ny
Zone of The Enders
Resident Evil:code Veronica
Resident evil zero
Hyper light drifter
Braid
Yoshi’s Woolly World
Resident evil 4

March:
resident evil 5
resident evil 6
Lostwinds
lost winds 2
Ico 3D
Dead space
Dead space 2
Heavenly Sword

May:
Horizon Zero Dawn plus Frozen Wilds
Enslaved
Dmc
Steinsgate 0
Hellblade
Shadow of the Colossus Remake
Resident Evil 7

June:
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Bastion
Detroit
Vanquish
Battlefield 3 Singleplayer
Alice: Madness Returns

July:
Prince of Persia
The Last Guardian
Syndicate
Binary Domain
Call of Duty Classic HD

August:
Cave story 3ds
Eternal Darkness
Luigis Mansion
16/08
Mickey’s castle of illusion
Super Mario Bros

I’m currently on a retro kick right now. It’s quite nice to be able to be able to play some classics for the first time. At one point I had an almost zen moment where I felt like a mario speed runner whizzing through level after level by the skin of my teeth with no lives lost.

Just started super mario bros 2 and it’s really thrown me that you can’t dispatch enemies by jumping on their head!

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by DomsBeard » August 16th, 2018, 11:57 pm

The Walking Dead Final Season Episode One.

A return to form by Telltale. New engine good and the story back to focusing on Clem so good and a "omg when is episode 2 out!?" Cliffhanger

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Pitwar » August 17th, 2018, 9:26 am

7th Jan - Halo 4 (Xbox One)
13th Jan - Halo 5 (Xbox One)
4th Mar - Bayonetta 2 (Switch)
24th Apr - The Inpatient (PS4)
17th Jun - Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)
16th Aug - Life is Strange (Xbox One)

I finally got round to playing the well loved Life is Strange, and for the most part I found it a bit of a slog, but episodes 4 and 5 really picked up and turned the game around for me.

Had I not heard the massive praise over the past few years I'd have given up on it and not got to the point where I started to enjoy it, but I'm pleased I persevered.

I'll be starting Before the Storm tonight.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Chopper » August 17th, 2018, 7:53 pm

^^ Definitely interested to see how you get on with Before the Storm directly after Life Is Strange. I just played BtS last week and there was a long break from the original game. Curious how the two compare side by side.

Prey Mooncrash

What a game. The ultimate goal - escaping an alien-infested moonbase with all 5 characters in one single run will forever be beyond me I think. It would take planning on the scale of Demon's Souls' Platinum and ice-cool execution to pull off. I escaped with all 5 characters (you can reset the steadily mounting threat level between characters and that's what I did), so I am calling it done. I still have 4 separate optional storylines to go back to at a later time. It took me 22 hours to get all 5 out alive....

I'm amazed how original it is, that the idea worked, and how incredibly well they did it. It's shot right to the top of the list of well-executed DLC for me.

I would urge anyone who liked Prey to give it a shot. And it's a very different experience to Prey so I think there's a lot there for people who don't fancy the former. You don't have to have finished Prey to play it, so maybe lots of people will come to it when the full package is released and on sale. :)

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by KSubzero1000 » August 17th, 2018, 8:09 pm

Chopper wrote:
August 17th, 2018, 7:53 pm
You don't have to have finished Prey to play it, so maybe lots of people will come to it when the full package is released and on sale. :)
Hm... I have little to no interest in Prey, but you're making a pretty good case for this DLC. I'll look into it if / when the opportunity presents itself. :)

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Chopper » August 17th, 2018, 9:10 pm

You know something, I actually think you might like it.

*closes one eye and puts index finger on side of nose*

I think it is mechanically sound

Well ok, melee weapons are a bit of a faff, but everything else is awesome. One to look out for when it gets a deep discount.

I meant to ask, with the podcast coming up soon, did you start/finish Horizon Zero Dawn yet? :)

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by KSubzero1000 » August 17th, 2018, 9:30 pm

Chopper wrote:
August 17th, 2018, 9:10 pm
I think it is mechanically sound
Sure, mate. I'll file your opinion on mechanically sound games right next to Ted Nugent's recommendation on vegan restaurants and the Pope's stance on the most comfortable condoms. :P

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August 17th, 2018, 9:10 pm
I meant to ask, with the podcast coming up soon, did you start/finish Horizon Zero Dawn yet? :)
I'm ashamed to report I haven't even started it yet...

The problem with being a complete luddite obsessive lunatic like myself is that you spend roughly 85% of your gaming time replaying old favorites and only 15% playing new things. I've been all over Dark Souls, Fire Emblem and Golden Sun lately, and am currently knee-deep in Ninja Gaiden again, cursing and cackling and Izuna Dropping my way through the joke that is Sigma 2 on Mentor. I'll definitely try to at least start HZD before the podcast, but I honestly don't know what I could contribute to the show as I'm sure that a lot of people here are significantly more knowledgeable than me when it comes to this type of game.

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