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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Bakers_12 » November 28th, 2016, 9:55 pm

10/2 MGS V
18/2 Uncharted - easy
26/2 Majoras mask
7/3 Uncharted 2 - Normal
23/3 Uncharted 3 - Normal
14/6 Gone home
7/7 X-com enemy within iOS - normal
10/7 80 Days
29/7 Dark Souls 3
14/9 Journey
30/9 Tearaway : Unfolded
26/10 Day of the tentacle
9/11. Resident evil hd : Jill play though
20/11 Hitman: all opatunatys leval 20 mastery

28/11 Steamworld hiest: experienced all stars

Fun little iOS game part worms part x com combat in 2d. Nice for a game to not want to be connected to the internet

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Indiana747 » November 29th, 2016, 12:43 am

Alex79uk wrote:
Indiana747 wrote:
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(Jan) Assassins Creed Liberation HD - PSN.
(Jan) Army of Two:The Devils Cartel - PS3.
(Jan) Assassins Creed Freedom Cry - PS4.
(Jan) Alien Breed Episode 2:Assault - XBOX 360.
(Jan) Beyond: Two Souls - PS3.
(Feb) Bastion - XBL.
(Feb) Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate - PSN.
(Feb) Borderlands The Pre-Sequel - PS4.
(Feb) Bloodborne - PS4.
(Feb) Contrast - PS4.
(Feb) Condemned: Criminal Origins - XBOX 360.
(Feb) Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse - PSN.
(Feb) Nihilumbra - PS Vita.
(Feb) Dishonored: Definitive Edition - PS4.
(Mar) Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken - PS Vita.
(Mar) Firewatch - PS4.
(Mar) Rainbow 6 Seige - PS4.
(Mar) Duke Nukem Forever - PS3.
(Mar)Tom Clancy's The Division(platinum) - PS4.
(Apr) Ether One(platinum) - PS4.
(May) Dead Space 3 - PS3.
(May) Renegade: Arcade Archives - PS4.
(May) Uncharted 4(hard mode) - PS4.
(May) Dead Space Extraction - PSN.
(May) Double Dragon Neon - PSN.
(May) Doom(platinum) - PS4.
(June) Dying Light: The Following - PS4.
(June) Shadow of the Beast - PS4.
(June) Gone Home - PS4.
(July) Zombie Army Trilogy - PS4.
(July) Layers of Fear - PS4.
(July) Resident Evil Revelations 2 - PS4
(July) The Walking Dead: Michonne - PS4.
(July) The Deadly Tower of Monsters - PS4
(July) F.E.A.R. - Xbox 360.
(July) Metro Last Light Redux - PS4.
(July) Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox 360.
(Aug) Shadow Warrior - PS4.
(Aug) The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - PS4.
(Aug) The Park - PS4.
(Aug) Murdered Soul Suspect(platinum) - PS4.
(Sept) Double Dragon: Arcade Archives - PS4.
(Sept) Middle Earth-Shadow of Mordor - PS4.
(Sept) Need for Speed:The Run - PS3.
(Sept) Inside - PS4.
(Sept) Homefront:The Revolution - PS4.
(Sept) Rachet & Clank - PS4.
(Oct) Killer is Dead - PS3.
(Oct) Prototype 2 - PSN.
(Oct) Portal 2 - PS3.
(Oct) Halo:CE Anniversary - XBO.
(Oct) Battlefield 1(hardcore) - PS4.
(Oct) Watch Dogs - PS4.
(Oct) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - PSVR.
(Nov) Never Alone - PS4.
(Nov) Alienation - PS4.
(Nov) Call of Duty 4 Remastered - PS4.
(Nov) Titanfall 2 - PS4.
(Nov) Call of Duty Infinite Warfare - PS4.
(Nov) Just Cause 3 - PS4.
(Nov) SOMA - PS4.
(Nov) Kholat - PS4.
Looks interesting - how was it?
Sorry Alex, only getting back to ya now. Eh, yeah, Kholat, quite enjoyed it, which surprised me as i had played the first half hour months ago and got that "meh" feeling right off the bat. It is a real slow burner 'find the diary to reveal the story', type game. Really need to be in the mindset to enjoy these games, Everybodys Gone to the Rapture type stuff. Its not as slow as Rapture, slow, as in the speed of your character, you can run and you will need to as there are enemies(entities) that can kill in one strike. They arent too annoying though, they pop up now and again to ramp up the tension.
The game itself offers no help, no hand holding, barr a set of i think it was 8 seperate co-ordinates, a map, torchlight and compass. I found myself using pen and paper for the first time on a game since the early 90s, since more co-ordinates are carved or painted randomly around the map to search for even more info, which is extra, they're not needed for the main story. Its a pretty enough game, but suffers severe frame rate drop at certain times, but not enough to ruin the experience. Found myself getting lost a few times even with the compass, never was any good at orienteering.
All in all, i liked it, if you see it in a sale, id say yeah, give it a shot if at all curious, you'll not be out much if you dont like it at the end of the day.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Dante Fireseed » November 29th, 2016, 11:22 am

January 2 - Just Cause 3 (PS4)
February 8 - Rise of the tomb raider (360)
March 11 - Life is strange (PS4)
April 24 - Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
May 22 - Uncharted 4 (PS4)
June 18 - Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4) Hearts of Stone DLC
July 13 - Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4) Blood and Wine DLC
August 2 - Assassin's Creed Syndicate (PS4)
August 8 - Everybody's gone to the Rapture (PS4)
September 12 - Until Dawn (PS4)
October 2 - Alien Isolation (PS4)
October 18 - The Talos Principle (PC)
November 1 - Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
November 28 - Firewatch (PC)

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Flabyo » November 29th, 2016, 2:48 pm

Flabyo wrote:5th Jan - Wolfenstein: The New Order (XBO)
16th Jan - Oxenfree (XBO)
11th Feb - Firewatch (PS4)
5th April - The Wolf Among Us (XBO)
10th April - Pokken Tournament (WiiU)
24th April - Sunset Overdrive (XBO)
19th June - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (PS4)
1st July - Street Fighter 5: A Shadow Falls (PS4)
22nd September - Virginia (XBO)
7th October - Valiant Hearts (XBO)
30th October - XCOM 2 (XBO)
2nd November - Titanfall 2 (XBO)
6th November - Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (PS4)
28th November - Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (XBO)

A Koei Warriors title based on an anime I've not seen based on an ongoing manga I've never heard of.

It doesn't deviate much from the standard warriors formula, but it has good characters and an engaging plot. Really nice cel shaded art style too, makes it look quite different to the normal series games.

The story does kind of end just as it's about to get good, and long before anything gets resolved. I suspect this is because the game has gone as far as the source anime has. Does mean there might be a sequel at some point, but it was a bit of a let down to reach the end with so much left hanging.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by MagicianArcana » November 30th, 2016, 8:02 pm

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Jan 6 - Psychonauts
Jan 13 - GTA V
Jan 21 - Hotel Dusk
Apr 22 - Sonic Lost World
July 1 - Fragile Dreams
Sept 15 - Tales of Zestiria
Oct 22 - Last Window
Nov 2 - A Story About My Uncle
Nov 22 - Trace Memory/Another Code: Two Memories
Nov 22 - Chase: Cold Case Investigations
I completed both Trace Memory and Chase: Cold Case Investigations yesterday while on the train. I enjoyed both of them, but was a little disappointed by how short they are. While I still think Hotel Dusk is that team's strongest title overall, I feel that Trace Memory had some more interesting puzzles. I thought Chase was kinda weak with some of its storytelling, but a worthwhile experience for the pricetag. I wonder if I didn't find it as charming as that team's previous titles because Rika Suzuki didn't work on it.

Also, seeing Satoru Iwata's name at the start of the end credits of Trace Memory made it a bit more emotional.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by ratsoalbion » November 30th, 2016, 8:38 pm

I don't know if you heard it but Trace Memory (aka Another Code) got a wee mention on the latest podcast.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by MagicianArcana » November 30th, 2016, 9:05 pm

:o That's awesome! I haven't listened to it just yet. I have some catching up to do :lol:

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Todinho » November 30th, 2016, 9:30 pm

Okhlos(PC)-Well I kinda did I mean I defeated Hades and the credits rolled there seem to be at least another 3 endings but man I really like this game,took me completely by surprise I got it on a whim of the steam sale with some store credit but man Im glad I did it's probably the most fun I've had with a roguelike game in quite awhile it's also the first argentinian game I'ver played I think. But yeah everything clicked for me with this game,the humor,the mechanics,the aesthetic,the music,etc. Highly recommend it :D

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by AndrewBrown » December 1st, 2016, 6:29 pm

AndrewBrown wrote:04/01: The Swapper (Wii U) - Complete
09/01: BioShock [360] - Complete
27/01: Toy Story [GEN] - Beat
29/01: Home Alone [SNES] - Complete
08/02: Mass Effect [360] - Complete
16/02: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS [3DS] - Complete
19/02: Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void [Bnet] - Beat
29/02: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX [GBC] - Complete
03/03: Mortal Kombat XL [PS4] - Beat
05/03: Teslagrad [PSN] - Complete
11/03: Tom Clancy's The Division [PS4] - Beat
26/03: Pokémon AlphaSapphire [3DS] - Beat
01/04: Hyrule Warriors Legends [3DS] - Beat
02/04: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD [Wii U] - 4x Damage Challenge Beaten
22/04: My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess [3DSDL] - Complete
23/04: Star Fox Zero [Wii U] - Beat
25/04: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time [N64] - Complete
01/05: PICROSS e [3DSDL] - Complete
07/05: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask [N64] - Complete
13/05: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End [PS4] - Beat
14/06: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons [GBC] - Beat
11/06: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages [GBC] - Beat
18/06: Psychonauts [PS4] - Beat
23/06: Bayonetta [360] - Beat
26/06: Plants vs. Zombies [XBLA] - Beat
09/07: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD [Wii U] - Complete
17/07: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt [PS4] - Beat
21/07: Disney's Aladdin [GEN] - Complete
28/07: The Wolf Among Us [PS4] - Beat
07/08: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure [GCN] - Complete
16/09: Borderlands 2 [PS4] - True Vault Hunter Mode Beat
17/09: Journey [PS4] - Beat
24/09: Virginia [PS4] - Complete
27/09: Tabletop Racing World Tour [PS4] - Beat
09/10: Super Meat Boy [PSN] - Beat
09/10: Xeodrifter [PSVita] - Beat
02/11: Paper Mario: Color Splash [Wii U] - Beat
04/11: PICROSS e2 [3DSDL] - Complete
17/11: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass [Wii U VC]

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Jobobonobo » December 1st, 2016, 9:41 pm

Inside (PS4)

Wow, talk about short and sweet. This game did so much with such little playtime. It was a game I was determined not to have spoiled for me and I only got tempted to look online for help with a puzzle once (ashamed to say the solution was pretty obvious in hindsight, doh!). Every other time I was determined to figure it out myself. The beauty of this game's puzzles is that you only have two moves in your arsenal, jump and interact. This means its puzzles are not solved using particular items or abilities. You simply have to observe the environment very carefully to figure it out and when you do, the feeling of satisfaction matches that of the best puzzlers I have played. It also never repeats its ideas, it will go through certain situations once and that is it, onto something new, always keeping things fresh.

Then there is the presentation. My goodness, this game is incredibly unsettling. The fact that you are a helpless little boy means that you have no choice but to escape or trap the numerous forces out to get you and certain sequences really can be unbelievably tense and unnerving without resort to cheap jumpscares (speaking of, my distaste for jumpscares is why I usually give horror games a wide berth). Playing this is the very antithesis of a power fantasy which all good horror should aspire to. Its story is integrated lovingly with the gameplay and it also gives you just enough details that it can be open to interpretation. And that ending....Jesus Christ, it really was something else. I will not spoil it for those who have not played it, but for those who have they will know exactly what I am talking about. Now that is how you do horror.

And this will be my last game for 2016! I will not be anywhere near a console for the month of December so will get back into the swing of things January 2017. But other than the disappointing Trials Fusion, the PS4 has been a fantastic purchase full of games that I have grown to adore in a very short amount of time. Hope 2017 will have plenty more great games for me to play and experience.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Indiana747 » December 3rd, 2016, 5:40 am

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(Jan) Assassins Creed Liberation HD - PSN.
(Jan) Army of Two:The Devils Cartel - PS3.
(Jan) Assassins Creed Freedom Cry - PS4.
(Jan) Alien Breed Episode 2:Assault - XBOX 360.
(Jan) Beyond: Two Souls - PS3.
(Feb) Bastion - XBL.
(Feb) Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate - PSN.
(Feb) Borderlands The Pre-Sequel - PS4.
(Feb) Bloodborne - PS4.
(Feb) Contrast - PS4.
(Feb) Condemned: Criminal Origins - XBOX 360.
(Feb) Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse - PSN.
(Feb) Nihilumbra - PS Vita.
(Feb) Dishonored: Definitive Edition - PS4.
(Mar) Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken - PS Vita.
(Mar) Firewatch - PS4.
(Mar) Rainbow 6 Seige - PS4.
(Mar) Duke Nukem Forever - PS3.
(Mar)Tom Clancy's The Division(platinum) - PS4.
(Apr) Ether One(platinum) - PS4.
(May) Dead Space 3 - PS3.
(May) Renegade: Arcade Archives - PS4.
(May) Uncharted 4(hard mode) - PS4.
(May) Dead Space Extraction - PSN.
(May) Double Dragon Neon - PSN.
(May) Doom(platinum) - PS4.
(June) Dying Light: The Following - PS4.
(June) Shadow of the Beast - PS4.
(June) Gone Home - PS4.
(July) Zombie Army Trilogy - PS4.
(July) Layers of Fear - PS4.
(July) Resident Evil Revelations 2 - PS4
(July) The Walking Dead: Michonne - PS4.
(July) The Deadly Tower of Monsters - PS4
(July) F.E.A.R. - Xbox 360.
(July) Metro Last Light Redux - PS4.
(July) Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox 360.
(Aug) Shadow Warrior - PS4.
(Aug) The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - PS4.
(Aug) The Park - PS4.
(Aug) Murdered Soul Suspect(platinum) - PS4.
(Sept) Double Dragon: Arcade Archives - PS4.
(Sept) Middle Earth-Shadow of Mordor - PS4.
(Sept) Need for Speed:The Run - PS3.
(Sept) Inside - PS4.
(Sept) Homefront:The Revolution - PS4.
(Sept) Rachet & Clank - PS4.
(Oct) Killer is Dead - PS3.
(Oct) Prototype 2 - PSN.
(Oct) Portal 2 - PS3.
(Oct) Halo:CE Anniversary - XBO.
(Oct) Battlefield 1(hardcore) - PS4.
(Oct) Watch Dogs - PS4.
(Oct) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - PSVR.
(Nov) Never Alone - PS4.
(Nov) Alienation - PS4.
(Nov) Call of Duty 4 Remastered - PS4.
(Nov) Titanfall 2 - PS4.
(Nov) Call of Duty Infinite Warfare - PS4.
(Nov) Just Cause 3 - PS4.
(Nov) SOMA - PS4.

(Nov) Kholat - PS4.
(Dec) God of War 3 Remastered - PS4.

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03 Jan: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES on WU)
17 Jan: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES on WU)
24 Jan: Crash Team Racing (PS1 on Vita)
25 Jan: Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX - World Tour Mode (PSP on Vita)
07 Feb: Until Dawn (PS4)
21 Feb: DOOM (360)
24 Feb: DOOM II: Hell on Earth (360)
02 Mar: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (GBC on N3DS)
26 Mar: DOOM 3 (PC)
28 Mar: DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil (PC)
08 Apr: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (N3DS)
02 May: 3D Gunstar Heroes (N3DS)
02 May: My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (N3DS)
12 May: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (N3DS)
28 May: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC on N3DS)
17 Jun: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC on N3DS)
01 Jul: Street Fighter V: (PS4)
02 Jul: INSIDE (XO)
13 Jul: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (WU)
14 Jul: Rogue Legacy (PS4)
15 Jul: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth (PS4)
11 Aug: Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
09 Sep: Steel Empire (3DS)
09 Sep: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA on WU)
08 Oct: Unravel (XO)
13 Oct: Rez Infinite (PS4)
14 Oct: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (WU)
25 Oct: Undertale (PC)
12 Nov: MDK (PC)
25 Nov: Bloodborne (PS4)
02 Dec: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS on WU)

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Combine Hunter » December 4th, 2016, 8:59 pm

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23/01 - Advance Wars (Wii U)
29/01 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Wii U)
06/02 - SOMA (PC)
10/02 - Deus Ex: Revision (PC)
12/02 - Firewatch (PC)
18/02 - Catherine (PS3)
28/02 - SUPERHOT (PC)
28/03 - Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC)
12/04 - Lara Croft GO (IOS)
24/04 - XCOM 2 (PC)
30/05 - Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
05/06 - Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
02/07 - Oxenfree (PC)
04/07 - Dark Souls 3 (PC)
11/07 - Inside (PC)
17/07 - Ratchet & Clank (2016) (PS4)
30/07 - DOOM (2016) (PC)
03/08 - ABZU (PC)
14/08 - Fire Emblem: Fates - Conquest (3DS)
18/08 - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (Dolphin)
29/08 - The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Wii U)
17/09 - Alien: Isolation (PC)
25/09 - Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches (PC)
22/10 - Amnesia: The Dark Descent (PC)
07/11 - Titanfall 2 (PC)
14/11 - HITMAN (PC)
20/11 - The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
27/11 - Deus Ex: Mankind Dividied (PC)
04/12 - Dishonored 2 - Emily Playthrough (PC)

I thought it was excellent. Not quite done with it though, because I quite fancy playing it as Corvo too.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Stanshall » December 4th, 2016, 9:15 pm

Very much hoping this will be in the 12 Deals of Christmas on PSN, because I don't quite fancy it at full price. I enjoyed the original to some extent but more for the atmosphere than the gameplay or story.

I'd also like ROTR and Steep, if Sony or Father Christmas are listening.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » December 6th, 2016, 2:54 pm

Sinclair Gregstrum wrote: Jan - Broken Age (Vita)
Jan - Thomas Was Alone (Vita)
Feb - NiGHTS Into Dreams (Saturn via X360 via XBO)
Feb - Until Dawn (PS4)
Mar - Uncharted 3 (PS4)
Apr - Journey (PS4)
Apr - Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PS1 via Vita)
May - Guacamelee (Vita)
Jun - The Division (XBO)
Jul - Football Manager Mobile 2016 (iOS)
Jul - Mirror's Edge: Catalyst (PS4)
Aug - Wipeout 2048 (Vita)
Sep - Quantum Break (XBO)
Oct - The Legend Of Zelda - A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Oct - Brothers - A Tale Of Two Sons (PS4)
Oct - Batman Arkham VR (PSVR)
Oct - Actual Sunlight (Vita)
Nov - Wolfenstein - The Old Blood (XBO)
Dec - Inside (XBO)

What a game. The less said about it the better to a large extent for those yet to play it, but suffice to say Inside is my game of the year and a brilliant evolution of what Playdead started with Limbo back in 2010.

An intoxicating, unsettling, hauntingly beautiful journey that everyone should play.

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Post by gallo_pinto » December 6th, 2016, 5:07 pm

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Jan - Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)
Jan - Escape Plan (Vita)
Jan - That Dragon, Cancer (Mac)
Jan - Super Time Force Ultra (Vita)
Jan - Three Fourths Home (Mac)
Jan - A Bird Story (Mac)
Feb - Super Meat Boy (Vita)
Feb - Bastion (Vita)
Feb - Undertale (Mac)
Feb - Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (Gameboy Color via 3DS)
Feb - Yo-Kai Watch (3DS)
Mar - Super Mario Bros 2 (NES via 3DS)
Mar - Metal Gear (MSX via Vita)
Mar - Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (MSX via Vita)
Mar - Metal Gear Solid (PS1 via Vita)
Mar - Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2 via Vita)
Apr - Out Run (Genesis via 3DS)
Apr - Streets of Rage (Genesis via 3DS)
Apr - Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Gameboy Color via 3DS)
Apr - Super Mario Bros 3 (NES via 3DS-Replay)
Apr - SteamWorld Heist (3DS)
Apr - Gunstar Heroes (Genesis via 3DS)
Apr - Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis via 3DS)
May - Metroid (NES via 3DS)
May - Kirby’s Dream Land (Gameboy via 3DS)
May - Super Mario Land (Gameboy via 3DS)
May - Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Gameboy Color via 3DS)
May - Metroid II: The Return of Samus (Gameboy via 3DS)
May - New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)
May - Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis via Vita)
May - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis via Vita)
June - Volume (Vita)
June - Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii-Replay)
July - Mutant Blobs Attack (Vita)
July - 80 Days (Mac)
July - Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Vita)
July - Streets of Rage 3 (Genesis)
July - Felix the Cat (NES)
July - Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
July - Super Mario World (SNES via Wii)
July - Fez (Vita)
July - Star Fox (SNES via Wii)
July - Luigi’s Mansion (Gamecube)
Aug - Severed (Vita)
Aug - Guacamelee (Vita-Replay)
Aug - Aladdin (Genesis)
Aug - Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Genesis)
Aug - Kirby’s Pinball Land (Gameboy)
Sep - BOXBOXBOY! (3DS)
Sep - The Room (iPad)
Sep - Zelda: The Minish Cap (Gameboy Advance)
Sep - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
Oct - Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube)
Oct - Little Inferno (iPad)
Oct - Prune (iPad)
Oct - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2 via Vita)
Oct - Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Gameboy via 3DS)
Oct - Rhythm Tengoku (Gameboy Advance)
Oct - Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Gameboy)
Nov - Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS-Replay)
Nov - Elite Beat Agents (DS)
Nov - Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (Gamecube)
Nov - Rhythm Heaven (DS)
Dec - Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)

Fun game! Wonderful presentation and really cute animation throughout. Kirby's feet turning into a spring every time he jumped was my favorite. I found the gameplay a little un-engaging though. I don't think that's only due to the game's low level of difficulty because a lot of modern Mario games start really easy and I still find those early sections thoroughly enjoyable. I think it's the fact that it's both slower paced and not that challenging. Whatever the reason, I liked the game a lot, I just didn't feel the need to unlock everything and get all of the collectibles the way I do with most Nintendo platformers.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Scrustle » December 6th, 2016, 5:16 pm

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10/02 - Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (Normal)
19/02 - Killer Is Dead: Nightmare Edition (Normal)
23/02 - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Prince of Darkness)
25/02 - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2: Revelations (Prince of Darkness)
27/02 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
02/03 - Portal: Still Alive
08/03 - The Darkness II
25/03 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Normal Castle)
30/03 - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
13/04 - Bayonetta (Normal)
24/04 - Hyper Light Drifter
22/05 - Dark Souls III
07/06 - Halo 5: Guardians
15/06 - Dark Souls III (NG+)
24/06 - Darksiders (Normal)
16/07 - Yakuza 5
05/08 - Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
23/08 - Metroid Prime (Wii version)
20/09 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
05/10 - Fast Racing Neo - Neo Future Pack (Subsonic)
11/10 - Forza Horizon 3
16/10 - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Wii version)
28/10 - Toren
31/10 - Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel DLC (NG+ level)
07/11 - Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
26/11 - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
06/12 - Gravity Rush Remastered

Not sure I've spoken about it here yet, but I picked up a PS4, and this was one of the games I got with it. Such a brilliant game! It's far from perfect, but I love it.

The major gameplay conceit of the gravity powers are a real joy. They really nailed the feeling of flying, and gave it a unique feel with the way you're "falling" everywhere, instead of simply flying about. Soaring above the city with the air rushing by in a strange sideways free fall never gets old. The controls can be somewhat clunky though, and I can see people having problems with that. Changing direction can be a bit fiddly, which is especially a problem when you're in a busy battle against a lot of enemies, but it was never bad enough that I felt like I didn't have enough control, or that I wasn't put up against anything poorly thought out. Only a couple of enemies really ended up being a problem, but the special attacks you have were easily able to solve that problem. Speaking of, they're fun to pull off. Very satisfying and powerful feeling.

The art direction is also great. It had a distinct Ghibli feel to it, with its European-inspired charm. I'm not really sure what the original inspiration for that would really be. I'll have to look in to it some time. Early 20th century or something. But I digress. It's a nice art style, with a really striking setting. The floating city the game is set in is a really neat concept, and it throws in some interesting ideas and mysteries to think about. I suppose it also has a watercolour style to it as well, with how buildings far away are simply outlines coloured in with solid, soft colours. The soundtrack is also brilliant. Also very reminiscent of something from Ghibli, or Joe Hisaishi more accurately. Very catchy and adventurous, but can also be very relaxing and atmospheric. I especially liked the Old Town theme. Although I have to say I think the art style wasn't really able to bring out its full potential. Perhaps a symptom of it being originally for the Vita, but sometimes the cityscape does fade in to brown earthy colours too much, with not too much little details at street level to make the place really feel alive. Character models are also a bit lacking. But despite that, I still think the overall art design is really strong. I think I'm going to have to add it to my list of favourite game soundtracks for one thing.

The story though, is a bit of a mess. I'm not sure I would necessarily call it bad per se, since it features quite a few charming and appealing characters, but the overall plot itself feels like a random sequence of unfinished events. It's broken in to three very distinct acts, each of which have no connection to each other whatsoever, and each leaves lots of questions unanswered. I guess they're going to tackle a lot of those questions in the sequel, which I am for sure going to pick up, but I don't think that really excuses this game from being so disjointed and having such a short attention span for plot threads. The ending does make it seem like they were always planning to carry on the story afterwards, and I've heard that they always wanted to do a sequel, but had trouble getting it off the ground. But I don't think they way they did this story was the best way to lead in to the next one. Also kind of presumptuous, not to mention risky, to assume you can just create a slap-dash story in one installment, just to patch up the holes in the next one.

But as I said before, despite its flaws, I still love the game. Was a blast, and really looking forward to the next one. With it being made for more powerful hardware, it seems to be fixing the problems of having a world that feels more alive and detailed, and even if I think it's bad that they left so much unanswered in the story of the first game, they have a lot of very interesting things to cover that I'm eager to find out about.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » December 7th, 2016, 7:54 am

Just finished Persona 4 Golden, on the Vita of course.

I won't say anything about the plot or give anything away. Obviously I absolutely loved the game, and I spent a bit of time afterwards going through some of the extra content. My favourite games so far of 2016 have been a PS2 game from 2006 played through my PS3 (Persona 3 FES, earlier this year) and a 2012 Vita game which is an adaption of a 2008 PS2 release. I like to take my time.

As I am currently listening to episode 80 of Cane and Rinse, I release that I have a slightly different preference with characters, in that I actually like Rise. I can understand why others aren't so fond, but hey, personal preference. Also, I found Yosuke to be a bit of a dick, especially to Kanji, who is impossible to dislike. Everyone loves Naoto, and rightly so. And I don't think I can safely say anything else without spoiling anything, so I'll leave it there.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by Flabyo » December 7th, 2016, 8:35 am

I found Rise gets more sympathetic once you play through the two Persona Arena fighting games. Especially the second, the plot kinda hinges on her in that.

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Re: Games completed 2016

Post by gallo_pinto » December 7th, 2016, 10:29 am

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:Also, I found Yosuke to be a bit of a dick, especially to Kanji, who is impossible to dislike.
Yeah, I do like Yosuke, but the farther we get from 2008 the more repellant his behavior becomes in regards to the homophobic jokes he keeps throwing at Kanji. Congrats on finishing that massive game!

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