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30/12 - The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part I (Xbox One)

I thought it was a good start to the series, it also ran and looked great on the Xbox One. It is a step up graphically from their Batman series.

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Todinho wrote:The Witness
VERY SLIGHT SPOILERS FOR THE WITNESS BELOW. NOTHING THAT WOULD SPOIL THE GAME, BUT IF YOU'D RATHER PLAY COMPLETELY BLIND, SCROLL PAST!

Excellent, glad you enjoyed it. Funny that the criticisms you had of the games were things that I really liked about it! I enjoyed the slow pace of just walking everywhere, I think it really helped with the immersion of being trapped on the island. I loved that there were whole groups of puzzles you wouldn't have a clue about how to solve, but then hours later a light bulb went off in your head and you thought, "hang on, those puzzles by the house, I can do them now!"

I really liked the Tetris and sound puzzles, too. In fact the only ones I really didn't enjoy were the column ones right at the end, as like you I was eager to finish by that point.

I loved the way the game messed with your expectations of how to solve puzzles, and just when you thought you'd got it figured it would throw in another rule to trip you up. Some of my favourite puzzle sets had about 5 or 6 different rulesets in place by the end.

Out of interest, did you find any of the...
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...hex puzzles that unlocked the video clips in the underground cinema? Or the environmental puzzles, the most obvious of which you spot when stood on the mountain top looking down at the river? Did you unlock all the lasers pointing towards the mountain? Just wondered really.
All in all, I just loved the sense of mystery the island had about it. Where were we? What are all these stone statues? Why do some of them link up if you look at the right angle? Who made them? Where is everyone? And precisely none of these questions ever get answered. Say what you like about Jon Blow, I think the guy is a genius, and for me personally, he's got a 100% record of making 10/10 games. I cannot wait to see what he comes up with next.

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My new years resolution last year was to complete a game a week and blog my thoughts. While I completely failed to keep up the blog, (I think I managed 2 posts) and stay to one game a week, I did manage to finish 52 games. 13 of which were in December. I am going to try the same challenge again this year but which I much higher focus on clearing my massive backlog. Anyway, here are all the games I finished in 2016:

Shovel knight
Leo fortune
Legend of Korra
Transformers devastation
Until dawn
Game of thrones (tell tale)
Shadows of mordor
Broken sword 5
Amplitude
Doom 3
The division
Hitman go
Uncharted 4
Doom 2016
Score extended
Ratchet and clank
Furi
Never alone
Phantom breaker
Prismatic solid
Roundabout
Binary domain
Lumo
Strider
Grow home
Fallout 4
Rockbosher dx
Journey
The talos principles
80 days
Battlefield 1
To the moon
Virgina
Layers of fear
The bunker
Her story
Final fantasy xv
Super meat boy
Hotline Miami 2
Entwined
Gone home
Alien nation
Jazzpunk
The vanishing of Ethan carter
Absolute drift
Tribe 3
Assault asteroid cactus
Bro force
Beyond eyes
Inside
Thomas was alone
Bound

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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)
Dec - Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
Dec - Lara Croft GO (iPad)
Dec - Super Mario Run (iPhone)
Dec - Hitman GO (iPad)
I beat 68 games this year. I think that's largely due to the fact that I played a lot of shorter, older games. I actually spent more time playing games in 2015, but due to the length of some of those games (Dark Souls, Persona 3 and Persona Q), the overall number was shorter.

I don't think I'll ever be able to play 68 games in one year again, so I'm thankful I got to do it this time around!

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Re: Games completed 2016

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Alex79uk wrote:
Todinho wrote:The Witness
VERY SLIGHT SPOILERS FOR THE WITNESS BELOW. NOTHING THAT WOULD SPOIL THE GAME, BUT IF YOU'D RATHER PLAY COMPLETELY BLIND, SCROLL PAST!

Excellent, glad you enjoyed it. Funny that the criticisms you had of the games were things that I really liked about it! I enjoyed the slow pace of just walking everywhere, I think it really helped with the immersion of being trapped on the island. I loved that there were whole groups of puzzles you wouldn't have a clue about how to solve, but then hours later a light bulb went off in your head and you thought, "hang on, those puzzles by the house, I can do them now!"

I really liked the Tetris and sound puzzles, too. In fact the only ones I really didn't enjoy were the column ones right at the end, as like you I was eager to finish by that point.

I loved the way the game messed with your expectations of how to solve puzzles, and just when you thought you'd got it figured it would throw in another rule to trip you up. Some of my favourite puzzle sets had about 5 or 6 different rulesets in place by the end.

Out of interest, did you find any of the...
Spoiler: show
...hex puzzles that unlocked the video clips in the underground cinema? Or the environmental puzzles, the most obvious of which you spot when stood on the mountain top looking down at the river? Did you unlock all the lasers pointing towards the mountain? Just wondered really.
All in all, I just loved the sense of mystery the island had about it. Where were we? What are all these stone statues? Why do some of them link up if you look at the right angle? Who made them? Where is everyone? And precisely none of these questions ever get answered. Say what you like about Jon Blow, I think the guy is a genius, and for me personally, he's got a 100% record of making 10/10 games. I cannot wait to see what he comes up with next.
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Yep I found 3 of the videos,the first and second and the last and I found a bunch of the puzzles in the enviroments the first one was the one atop the mountain and later on I found many hother including the clever one at the town where you had to switch the lights to be able to connect it, but I never found what they were for besides marking those monoliths I guess solving them all would unlock something but I dont know.
But yeah I really liked the visuals of the Island and the mystery of it(especially there's some images that only form if you view from a certain angle,the main one I think is in the threehouse in the burning tree) and I did solve all the lasers at least I think I did,I went up and down that island alot and that's also why I found the traversal limiting because I had already taken the enviroment in and just wanted to go and solve the puzzles,Im also very particular about first person games and I had that I can Jump and that the world has a bunch of invisible walls that kinda of takes me out.

I do agree that the gameplay is expertly designed and that Jonathan Blow certainly has a very especific intent with the game however beats me what it is I'd rather just enjoy it as a good puzzle game same as Braid,though I'll say I enjoyed this way more the Braid. My favorite area is the Greenhouse,there is where I feel the game was strongest because it embodied several thought process you had to acquire throught the game,with perspective,separating the lines and being able to constantly switch what you're thinking(I thought the elevator one genious) I also really liked the Ruins because it used that reflection and perspective really well but man fuck those Tetris blocks! I hated those so much XD

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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]
Guess I should wrap this up for the year.

02/12: Dragon Quest Builders [PS4]
16/12: Super Mario 3D World [Wii U]
18/12: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze [Wii U]
19/12: Hyrule Warriors [Wii U]
27/12: Batman: The Telltale Series [PS4]
29/12: The Walking Dead: Season One [PS4]

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ThirdMan wrote:Shorter games or not, that's still a serious year of gaming! In fact I commend you for playing through so many short games. I find I get very comfortable when playing something like Bloodborne. It's a constant challenge but you're still in a comfort zone of sorts. Every session is more of the same and you grow in confidence. Wheres quickly jumping from game to game, from genre to genre, from system to system, takes a different type of passion and commitment. Well done!
Ha ha, thanks man! And man I hope I can get a PS4 soon and take on Bloodborne. I'm watching Alex's comments on the Bloodborne thread and just getting jealous :D

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AndrewBrown wrote:
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]
Guess I should wrap this up for the year.

02/12: Dragon Quest Builders [PS4]
16/12: Super Mario 3D World [Wii U]
18/12: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze [Wii U]
19/12: Hyrule Warriors [Wii U]
27/12: Batman: The Telltale Series [PS4]
29/12: The Walking Dead: Season One [PS4]
I've got Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze on my list to complete post-Rayman. Enjoy it?

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Yeah, it really reminded me of the original Donkey Kong Country. It put Returns on my Wishlist.

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