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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by MajorGamer » November 26th, 2018, 7:08 am

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Jan 1 - Neon Chrome (PC)
Jan 2 - Dispersio (PC)
Jan 9 - Numbus (PC)
Jan 11 - Hero Siege (PC)
Jan 14 - Castle of no Escape 2 (PC)
Jan 20 - Toy Odyssey (PC)
Jan 23 - 20XX (PC)
Jan 25 - Battle Chef Brigade (Switch)
Jan 29 - Kamiko (Switch)
Feb 1 - Guild of Dungeoneering (PC)
Feb 3 - KByte (PC)
Feb 7 - Cat Quest (Switch)
Feb 11 - DYE (PC)
Mar 7 - The End is Nigh (Switch)
Mar 10 - Shadow Warrior 2 (PC)
Mar 16 - The Keep (PC)
Mar 17 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PC)
Mar 18 - Hue (PC)
Mar 22 - Song of the Deep (PC)
Mar 28 - Metro: 2033 Redux (PC)
Apr 4 - Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (Switch)
Apr 6 - Xeodrifter (Switch)
Apr 8 - Has-Been Heroes (Switch)
Apr 14 - Slime-san (Switch)
Apr 20 - ReThink (PC)
Apr 22 - Little King's Story (PC)
Apr 24 - Headlander (PC)
Apr 28 - Dex (PC)
Apr 30 - SUPERHOT (PC)
May 6 - Azure Striker Gunvolt (Switch)
May 7 - The Ball (PC)
May 21 - Drakensang (PC)
May 23 - Spectrum (PC)
May 25 - Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas (Switch)
May 27 - The Sexy Brutale (PC)
Jun 4 - Immortal Redneck (PC)
Jun 5 - Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight (PC)
Jun 11 - Prey (PC)
Jun 14 - Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (Switch)
Jun 16 - Scrap Garden (PC)
Jun 17 - LostWinds (PC)
Jun 20 - Straimium Immortaly (PC)
Jun 25 - Dreaming Sarah (PC)
Jun 26 - Poi: Explorer Edition (Switch)
Jun 29 - Dungeon Souls (PC)
Jul 2 - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch)
Jul 6 - Bleed 2 (Switch)
Jul 11 - Risen (PC)
Jul 18 - Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (PC)
Jul 22 - Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten (PC)
Aug 8 - Styx: Master of Shadows (PC)
Aug 9 - Steamworld Dig 2 (Switch)
Aug 15 - Owlboy (Switch)
Aug 18 - DOOM [2016] (PC)
Aug 21 - Unbox: Newbie's Adventure (PC)
Sept 5 - Nioh (PC)
Sept 10 - Weapon Shop Fantasy (PC)
Sept 11 - Hard Reset Redux (PC)
Sept 15 - Ghost 1.0 (PC)
Sept 16 - The Turing Test (PC)
Sept 20 - Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (Switch)
Sept 28 - Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Switch)
Sept 28 - Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)
Oct 1 - A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX (PC)
Oct 5 - On Rusty Trails (PC)
Oct 8 - Metro: Last Light Redux (PC)
I've been slacking on posting thoughts on games and I have a few since my last post so I'll be very brief with them unless someone wants something more in-depth.

Oct 9 - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)

A simple but fun puzzle game. The motion controls from the Wii U era are awkwardly implemented on the Switch. Beating the time trials requires perfection or close to it which is why I stopped trying for 100%.

Oct 22 - Escape Goat 2 (PC)

A puzzle platformer this time. The main path of the game requires some brain power but nothing too much. The secret rooms, though, require doing things that seemingly break the levels and that is just to get into them, let alone solve them. It has that same difficulty spike of the original's optional content. Still fun.

Nov 4 - EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair (PC)

Ever wanted to play a cheesy sci-fi B movie? This is the game for you, especially good with friends. Things are never overly serious the amount of enemies thrown at you is absurd, but so is the firepower you get. Four different classes let you play in different ways and they each get their own weapons. Requiring armor pickups to increase your HP is pretty obnoxious with how scattered the drops get in the maps.

Nov 6 - Mordheim: City of the Damned (PC)

A Warhammer SRPG and... ugh. There is extremely little map variety where the bulk of the play is only on four different maps. There are only one of three secondary objectives on the maps and they are to collect enough of an item around the map, kill certain enemy units, or capture the enemies flag. Getting the scattered items is the only one that can consistently be accomplished before the enemy retreats and the map is won. Your own units can get permanent injures even if they don't get KOed during a mission and some of the injuries may as well be death with the negatives that come with it.

Doing the campaign maps are the main goal of the game and they are... ugh. You need to do the normal ones to power up your team enough to do them. The big problem is you are given too little information to complete them, constantly getting new objectives in the middle of the map. Not helped is that the enemy gets infinite reinforcements on these maps and your healing options are extremely limited. On the final map, I was saved by the game's terrible AI. Their big unit that could stomp my entire team if given the chance spent the entire map trying to get through a doorway it couldn't fit through so I ranged it to death. There was a perfectly clear path two feet to the left it could have taken to get to me within one turn.

Nov 7 - NeuroVoider (Switch)

A simple roguelite, not too much to say about it. Pretty easy except the final boss is really dumb. Died once on it when taking a single hit when I was at half life with a resurrect. Still have no idea how that killed me.

Nov 11 - Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (Switch)

A very anime RPG, more-so than I was expecting. It does unique things (outside to its series, at least) with a much more item focus from other RPGs since you craft everything you use. Had to stop at the post-game when bosses require you to craft equipment specifically to counter them or you've already lost. One has group Death attacks so need to resist that, another has mass fire attacks so need resistance there, even another has group Hold attacks so need to null that, and so forth.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Suits » November 26th, 2018, 9:39 am

MajorGamer wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 7:08 am
Oct 9 - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)

A simple but fun puzzle game. The motion controls from the Wii U era are awkwardly implemented on the Switch. Beating the time trials requires perfection or close to it which is why I stopped trying for 100%.
Man, tell me about it.

I think I did the first few times coin collections then as I realised that that was the case to get 100% - I binned it off.

I’m all for 100%’n and don’t mind that long game but that was a little too far for me.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by ratsoalbion » November 26th, 2018, 8:34 pm

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06 Jan: Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PAL PS1 on PS3)
09 Feb: Final Fantasy II (GBA)
16 Feb: Resident Evil 2 (NTSC PS1 on PS3)
26 Feb: Yoshi's Woolly World (WU)
09 Mar: BioShock Infinite (PC)
10 Mar: BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode One (PC)
12 Mar: BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode Two (PC)
18 Mar: Shadow Complex Remastered (PC)
19 Mar: Splatoon (WU)
29 Mar: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (NTSC PS1 on PS3)
06 Apr: Actual Sunlight (Vita)
08 Apr: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4)
27 Apr: God of War (PS4)
07 May: Resident Evil - CODE: Veronica X HD (PS3)
20 May: Pikmin (Wii on WU)
28 May: Zone of the Enders HD Edition (PS3)
10 Jun: Final Fantasy IV (PSP on Vita)
16 Jun: Resident Evil HD Remaster (PS4)
19 Jul: Secret of Mana (SNES Nintendo Classic Mini)
26 Jul: Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster (PS4)
30 Jul: WarioWare Gold (N3DS)
21 Sep: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PS4)
11 Oct: Resident Evil 5 (PC)
26 Oct: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
16 Nov: Tetris Effect (PS4)
17 Nov: Resident Evil 6 (PC)
25 Nov: Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PS3)

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Flabyo » November 27th, 2018, 7:03 am

Flabyo wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 8:27 pm
7th Jan - Mafia 3 (XBO)
29th Jan - Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (XBO)
31st Jan - The Room: Old Sins (iOS)
20th Feb - Celeste (XBO)
12th Mar - Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (PS4)
2nd Apr - Prey (2017) (XBO)
29th Apr - Dynasty Warriors 9 (XBO)
7th May - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)
17th May - Shadow Warrior (XBO)
20th June - Watch Dogs 2 (XBO)
9th July - Forgotton Anne (XBO)
29th July - Assassin’s Creed Origins (XBO)
1st September - Superhot (XBO)
7th September - Layers of Fear (XBO)
9th September - Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (XBO)
15th October - Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor: Martyr (XBO)
5th November - Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (XBO)
26th November - Steamworld Dig 2 (XBO)

Really fun and entertaining game, let down by the same problem the first one had: it’s too short.

It ends just as you get all the tools and start really experimenting with them. Sure there’s a bunch of hidden trinkets still to find, but I would’ve like a few more full sections of the game to test my skills.

Still very good though, I just wanted more of it.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by bixer » November 27th, 2018, 10:13 am

Leaving off the games that I've put down part of the way through for one reason or another, games I've completed this year so far are;

Steamworld Dig 2
Having loved both the original and Heist, I tried not to get my hopes up for this too much, but it still easily surpassed them. A fantastic game and one of the best available on the Switch. Definitely my favourite Metroidvania I've played so far.

Cave Story
While I do respect the fact this was made by just one guy...I hate to say I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I thought I would based on its reception over the years. It is good, but I found a few things frustrating, like losing your weapon upgrades as you got hit - often making already difficult boss fights even harder as they progressed and also the fact that the second you walked into a room to save and walked back out, every single enemy in that area respawned. Again, a good game and impressively made by one person, just a few too many moments of artificial difficulty for my liking.

Gunman Clive
Not too much to say about this, takes less than an hour to complete and only cost me £1.99. It's fun though.

Oxenfree
Similarly picked this up cheap for only £3.99 while it was on sale and I'm glad I didn't pay more than that. I only did after hearing so many people say how good it was and even though I didn't think it was the kind of game I'd be into, at that price I thought I'd give it a shot. Turns out I was right, those kinda interactive novel/movie games just aren't why I play video games. The subject matter in general felt way too angsty teen for me too.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
This'll take some beating, but definitely my personal 'game of the year' so far (I know it came out in 2017...). I seldom feel compelled to collect absolutely everything in a game in order to beat it 100%, but for Mario + Rabbids I just couldn't help myself. I'm a fan of turn-based strategy/combat games most of the time, but this just scratched about every single itch I had. Loved every minute and I can't wait to try the Donkey Kong DLC eventually too.

BOXBOY!
Actually only really bought this as a short game I could pick up and play while I was moving house and most other consoles were being put away in boxes. It did that job really, a cute little puzzle game that isn't too taxing but is satisfying enough. I'm not sure it reeled me in quite enough to bother trying either of the sequels (as by and large I hear they're essentially just more of the same?), but very enjoyable for the 4 or 5 hours it gave me.

Limbo
Really loved this. I'm a sucker for a dark/broody atmosphere in a game, which is why Abe's Oddysee is one of my favourites of all time. Great satisfaction when you've worked out the puzzle for an area and I hear the spiritual sequel, Inside, is generally considered even better by most, so that's definitely now on my list.

Ratchet & Clank (original)
After the 2016 reboot disappointing me last year, I decided I'd work through the original trilogy at some point soon and remind myself why I love the series. It did just that and I'm looking forward to playing Going Commando and Up Your Arsenal soon-ish, as I already fortunately know that those are even better.

Yoku's Island Express
I really respected this game's ambition and in many ways it came close to being something I loved, but there were just a few too many frustrations for me to truly say that. Pinball-Metroidvania is great fun at times, but when it comes to backtracking it's really not and getting stuck on a table area that you've already beaten before becomes tedious when you're just trying to get somewhere quickly. Fortunately it doesn't outstay its welcome and the core story is pretty short, but I couldn't ever imagine wanting to beat this 100%. Good, just not quite great.

Steamworld Dig
Only completed this for the first time last year, but I wanted something short to play the week before my birthday as opposed to starting something bigger as I tend to get at least a game or two then, so I thought I'd just go back and play this again. It just reminded me how much I love this series and even this game, despite the sequel arguably bettering it in nearly every way. I can't wait to see what Image & Form do next.


So 10 games so far and with 25 hours on the clock on Octopath Traveler that'll probably become 11 in the next week or two. FIFA 18 also deserves an honourable mention here, as even though it's not really a game you complete, it's still my most played game this year by some distance and I can never help but sink 100+ hours into a realistic Career Mode every game.

With only a month to go I'm not sure I'll have time to 'complete' anything else after Octopath Traveler, but I certainly plan on sinking a helluva lot of time into Smash Bros. Ultimate as of next Friday.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Combine Hunter » November 27th, 2018, 8:57 pm

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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)
09/09 - Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4)
06/10 - Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (PC)
11/10 - Mega Man X (Switch)
20/10 - Final Fantasy VI (Emulator)
24/11 - Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U)
27/11 - Zone of the Enders 2: Second Runner (PS3)

Thoughts on the pod!

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Kankabum » November 29th, 2018, 2:18 pm

Combine Hunter wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 8:57 pm
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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)


Thoughts on the pod!

Mega Man up to 10

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by dezm0nd » December 1st, 2018, 7:50 am

Finished the first of three spyro games in the remake trilogy.

A bit too simplistic for my tastes but fun enough to see it through with little one. Only 4 hours long which is just as well given the repetition of the level design and collectibles

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Combine Hunter » December 1st, 2018, 8:14 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)
09/09 - Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4)
06/10 - Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (PC)
11/10 - Mega Man X (Switch)
20/10 - Final Fantasy VI (Emulator)
24/11 - Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U)
27/11 - Zone of the Enders 2: Second Runner (PS3)
01/12 - Florence (Android)

Some moments in this are really special. Well worth spending the 2 hours to see it through.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by ColinAlonso » December 1st, 2018, 5:27 pm

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Jan 7 - Bleed (PC)
Jan 19 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
Feb 11 - Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
Feb 28 - Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (PC)
Mar 8- Final Fantasy III (PSVita - PSP version)
Mar 21 - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) Three stars on all 150cc cups.
Mar 24 - Golf Story (Switch)
Apr 2 - Nier: Automata (PS4)
Apr 23 - Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)
May 3 - Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies - Turnabout Reclaimed DLC (3DS)
May 5 - Final Fantasy IV (PSVita - PSP version)
Jun 4 - Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (3DS - DS cart)
Jun 9 - Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
Jun 23 - Pocket Card Jockey (3DS)
Jul 13 - Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice (3DS)
Jul 14 - Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA) All 10 cups on 100cc
Jul 21 - Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (PS4) Arcade mode - Normal
Jul 29 - Final Fantasy V (GBA version on an emulator)
Jul 30 - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PS4)
Aug 19 - Professor Layton and the Curious Village (3DS - DS cart)
Sep 16 - Ridge Racer Type 4 (PSVita - PS1 classic)
Oct 7 - 80 Days (Android)
Oct 8 - Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4)
Oct 20 - Final Fantasy VI (PSVita - PS1 classic)
Oct 27 - Celeste (Switch)
Nov 8 - Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4)
Nov 12 - Yoku's Island Express (Switch)
Dec 1 - Windjammers (PS4) (Arcade mode - Easy)

Seen this going for €6 today on PSN and I had always been curious to try it. I started on easy and proceeded to one credit clear it. Somewhat bemused by just quite how easy the easy mode was I fired up normal and got wiped out 2-0 in the first match.

So its a completion, but I have much to learn.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Combine Hunter » December 2nd, 2018, 10:01 pm

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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)
09/09 - Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4)
06/10 - Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (PC)
11/10 - Mega Man X (Switch)
20/10 - Final Fantasy VI (Emulator)
24/11 - Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U)
27/11 - Zone of the Enders 2: Second Runner (PS3)
01/12 - Florence (Android)
02/12 - Return of the Obra Dinn (PC)

With a lot of help from my Girlfriend. Good unintentional co-op game!

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by ReprobateGamer » December 3rd, 2018, 2:50 pm

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Jan - The Turing Test (Xbox One)
Feb - Split Second/Velocity (Xbox 360)
Feb - Tales From The Borderlands (Xbox One)
Apr - Lego Harry Potter Years 1 - 4 (Xbox 360)
May - Lego City: Undercover (Xbox One)
June - Quantum Break (Xbox One)
August 30th - The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (Xbox One)
November - Resident Evil 5 (PS3) (again)
November - Resident Evil 6 (PS3) (again)

So, as a result of the recent podcasts, my wife and I returned to this series - not necessary playing in order but ultimately playing through every chapter on both and all emblems found on both (after a catatrophic console failure a couple of years ago wiped out my saved game progress on almost every PS3 game played in this decade)

I've expounded on my views on the various forum threads on Resident Evil and I'm not rehashing it here more than to say as a couch co-op experience they both work; and that I still don't like almost all of the enemies that have a one-hit kit (reapers, crocodiles, rasklapanjes, ubistvo ...) or the inconsistent QTE timing (especially in RE6)

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Scrustle » December 4th, 2018, 4:54 pm

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04/01 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Normal)
05/01 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - Jetstream Sam DLC (Normal)
06/01 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - Blade Wolf DLC (Normal)
10/01 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Hard)
14/01 - Killer Is Dead (Hard)
18/01 - Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut
20/02 - Okamiden
23/02 - Bayonetta 2 (Normal)
27/02 - Shadow of the Colossus
02/03 - Monster Hunter World
06/03 - Snake Pass
08/03 - Deus Ex: The Fall
10/03 - Bayonetta 2 (Hard)
22/03 - Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
28/04 - Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth
03/05 - Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
05/05 - Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Nero/Dante - Devil Hunter)
08/05 - Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Vergil - Devil Hunter)
12/05 - Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
13/05 - Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Lady/Trish - Devil Hunter)
21/05 - Omensight
26/05 - Mafia II
27/05 - God of War
31/05 - God of War: Ascension
12/06 - Unravel Two
15/06 - Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion
23/06 - Vampyr
05/07 - Cat Quest
14/07 - The Legend of Korra (Extreme)
20/07 - The Vagrant
28/07 - A Hat in Time
31/07 - Way of the Samurai 4
25/08 - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Knight)
25/08 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
10/09 - Zone of the Enders The 2nd Runner : MVRS
18/09 - Yakuza Kiwami 2
19/09 - Figment
20/09 - Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
20/09 - AER: Memories of Old
22/09 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
11/10 - Forza Horizon 4
06/11 - CrossCode
14/11 - Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (Deathinitive)
23/11 - Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Nero/Dante - Son of Sparda)
04/12 - Dust: An Elysian Tail

It's been a long time since I first played this on the 360, but it was good to revisit on the Switch. It holds up pretty well, and suits the portable nature of the console too. It's quick to pick up and play, it provides a lot of entertainment value relative to how much effort you have to put in, and in portable mode it actually makes the art look better in some ways. Being it was originally made for the previous generation consoles, I would assume all the art was drawn for 720 resolution. So that fits perfectly in to the Switch's own screen, while there are a few rough edges when upscaled in docked mode. Not that it looks bad by any means, but still. It makes character portraits in dialogue scenes look noticeably cleaner.

Outside of the context of the platform it's on, it's still just as good a game as it always was. It has really fantastic controls that feel extremely fluid and responsive. Controlling Dust himself is a joy. He's really well animated too, with great hand-drawn art that's still impressive. Combat is very fun, but still kind of shallow. It's fast and flashy, with good audio design, but there isn't much range to your abilities. It's kind of spammy, and the Dust Storm attack is pretty overpowered. But it's still a great time just tearing through enemies like you can. Not that there's no challenge or thought to it at all. Parrying enemies requires a finer touch, and bosses don't go down so easily. But still, the game doesn't offer a huge amount of resistance to your gleeful rampage. The story hasn't held up quite as well though. Knowing the big reveal that happens later on takes some of the mystery out of it, so the question of who Dust really is takes a lot of the wind out of the sails of the narrative. The writing is pretty hokey and cliched, but the voice acting is still pretty impressive. And I would be lying to say that the ending didn't get to me a bit even now. Fidget is still a really fun character too. Something which I think is quite impressive. Even after all these years, she's still funny and charming, despite being the perfect recipe for an annoying furry comedy sidekick.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by MajorGamer » December 5th, 2018, 5:07 am

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Jan 1 - Neon Chrome (PC)
Jan 2 - Dispersio (PC)
Jan 9 - Numbus (PC)
Jan 11 - Hero Siege (PC)
Jan 14 - Castle of no Escape 2 (PC)
Jan 20 - Toy Odyssey (PC)
Jan 23 - 20XX (PC)
Jan 25 - Battle Chef Brigade (Switch)
Jan 29 - Kamiko (Switch)
Feb 1 - Guild of Dungeoneering (PC)
Feb 3 - KByte (PC)
Feb 7 - Cat Quest (Switch)
Feb 11 - DYE (PC)
Mar 7 - The End is Nigh (Switch)
Mar 10 - Shadow Warrior 2 (PC)
Mar 16 - The Keep (PC)
Mar 17 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PC)
Mar 18 - Hue (PC)
Mar 22 - Song of the Deep (PC)
Mar 28 - Metro: 2033 Redux (PC)
Apr 4 - Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (Switch)
Apr 6 - Xeodrifter (Switch)
Apr 8 - Has-Been Heroes (Switch)
Apr 14 - Slime-san (Switch)
Apr 20 - ReThink (PC)
Apr 22 - Little King's Story (PC)
Apr 24 - Headlander (PC)
Apr 28 - Dex (PC)
Apr 30 - SUPERHOT (PC)
May 6 - Azure Striker Gunvolt (Switch)
May 7 - The Ball (PC)
May 21 - Drakensang (PC)
May 23 - Spectrum (PC)
May 25 - Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas (Switch)
May 27 - The Sexy Brutale (PC)
Jun 4 - Immortal Redneck (PC)
Jun 5 - Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight (PC)
Jun 11 - Prey (PC)
Jun 14 - Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (Switch)
Jun 16 - Scrap Garden (PC)
Jun 17 - LostWinds (PC)
Jun 20 - Straimium Immortaly (PC)
Jun 25 - Dreaming Sarah (PC)
Jun 26 - Poi: Explorer Edition (Switch)
Jun 29 - Dungeon Souls (PC)
Jul 2 - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch)
Jul 6 - Bleed 2 (Switch)
Jul 11 - Risen (PC)
Jul 18 - Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (PC)
Jul 22 - Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten (PC)
Aug 8 - Styx: Master of Shadows (PC)
Aug 9 - Steamworld Dig 2 (Switch)
Aug 15 - Owlboy (Switch)
Aug 18 - DOOM [2016] (PC)
Aug 21 - Unbox: Newbie's Adventure (PC)
Sept 5 - Nioh (PC)
Sept 10 - Weapon Shop Fantasy (PC)
Sept 11 - Hard Reset Redux (PC)
Sept 15 - Ghost 1.0 (PC)
Sept 16 - The Turing Test (PC)
Sept 20 - Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (Switch)
Sept 28 - Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Switch)
Sept 28 - Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)
Oct 1 - A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX (PC)
Oct 5 - On Rusty Trails (PC)
Oct 8 - Metro: Last Light Redux (PC)
Oct 9 - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)
Oct 22 - Escape Goat 2 (PC)
Nov 4 - EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair (PC)
Nov 6 - Mordheim: City of the Damned (PC)
Nov 7 - NeuroVoider (Switch)
Nov 11 - Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (Switch)
Nov 17 - Beyond Good & Evil (PC)

I've heard a lot of good things about this one but didn't entirely know what it was about. It has a ton of stealth where a failure is a death which came as a surprise. The combat tries to go for what Ocarina of Time did except the lock on is automatic so there were plenty of times it would lock on to the wrong enemy.

The story itself is fine with nothing particularly noteworthy. It does have a plot twist but it wasn't thought out very well since it all gets dumped at you in a cutscene in the final dungeon.

Ultimately, I liked what I played but didn't think it anything special. Maybe if I played it closer to its original release.

Nov 23 - Asura: Vengeance Expansion (PC)

More random roguelites. This one goes for the ARPG approach and even randomizes the skill tree you get each run. It does have a giant flaw, though. It has does a bad job of balancing things. Magic attacks require long windups, leaving you vulnerable. Melee attacks are fine but, well, require melee, and it makes avoiding everything very difficult. Ranged attacks are ridiculously strong and the only downside is that it needs ammo, something that you should never run out of. The choice is pretty obvious.

There are also multiple difficulty levels. The first two end up being pretty easy. The third one says "screw the player" and makes enemies do so much damage to you that you die in only a couple hits, sometimes less. It's not good.

Nov 26 - Bayonetta (Switch)

I've always been curious on this game and now that I've had a chance to play it, I'd say it isn't that good. It has the spectacle of everything going for it but that is about it. Inconsistent rules in the gameplay killed things for me. You are told witch time activates on near dodges except some attacks and enemies don't trigger it and the only way to figure that out will probably result in you eating many attacks. There are plenty of instakill QTEs (bad in itself) but it seems a coin flip if an action during a cutscene is going to have a button prompt or not. There is also one non-instakill QTEs that I ran into where by the time the button prompt appeared on screen, the attack was already hitting you. There is also a section where you and the angels you fight are in separate realms so you need to use physical objects to defeat them. The problem is that the separate realm fights pop up a few times and yet it is only that one time you are required to do that. The rest you can just attack them as normal.

Next is the camera. It is crucial to have a camera in these types of games keep a view on the action or make it controllable enough to do so. The lock-on button is ZR (no press/hold option, its always hold). Dodge is R. With normal controller holding, there is no way to lock-on to an enemy while being able to dodge on a moment's notice. Why aren't one of those on an L button when those are just taunt and weapon swap, things that are much less urgent, I have no idea. There is no rebinding buttons, either (this feature should have been standard long ago). Mastery probably lets you ignore these issues but I'm no master, nor plan to be. Bring on all the stone awards. Oddly enough, the bosses were the easiest things to get better awards on.

Lastly is the story. It is there, I guess. An excuse to punch and shoot your way through the hordes of angels. The problem I have with it is that two characters that are given a lot of screen time and you'd think would be important to the plot are completely pointless. Take them out of the game and nothing would change. It was just a waste of time to have them there.

I've been told Bayonetta 2 changes pretty much everything I've mentioned above but I'll get to that one at a later date.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Michiel K » December 5th, 2018, 9:30 am

4-12 Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PlayStation 2)

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by OneCreditBen » December 5th, 2018, 11:07 am

Daimakaimura 1CC

Awesome to get another version done and to check out all the regional differences.

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by mikeleddy83 » December 6th, 2018, 9:47 pm

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Jan - Mega man 3
Jan - Mega man 4
Jan - Mega man 5
Jan - Mega man 6
Jan - Mega man 7
Jan - Mega man 8
Jan - Mega man 9
Jan - Mega man 10
Jan - Horizon: Zero Dawn
Jan - Metal Slug XX
Jan - Dead Rising: Case Zero
Jan - Talespin
Jan - Darkwing Duck
Jan - Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Jan - Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2
Jan - DuckTales
Jan - DuckTales 2
Feb - Wild Guns Reloaded
Feb - Bound
Feb - Quantum Break
Feb - Monster Hunter: World
Feb - Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain
Feb - Steins;Gate 0 (platinum)
Mar - Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (story and arcade)
Apr - Tekken 7
Apr - Ratchet & Clank (2016)
May - Resident Evil – Code: Veronica X
May - Hyper Dyne Side Arms
May - Street Fighter
May - Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
June - Street Fighter II′: Champion Edition
June - Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighting
June - Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
June - Street Fighter III 2nd Impact: Giant Attack
June - Street Fighter Alpha 2
June - Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams
June - State of Decay 2
June - Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
July - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
July - Splatoon 2
Aug - Hollow Knight
Aug - Bayonetta
Sep - Bayonetta 2
Sep - Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (all endings)
Sep - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (all endings)
Sep - Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X
Oct - Salamander 2
Oct - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (all Alucard endings)
Nov - Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins
Nov - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
Dec - Into the Breach

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by ratsoalbion » December 6th, 2018, 10:01 pm

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06 Jan: Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PAL PS1 on PS3)
09 Feb: Final Fantasy II (GBA)
16 Feb: Resident Evil 2 (NTSC PS1 on PS3)
26 Feb: Yoshi's Woolly World (WU)
09 Mar: BioShock Infinite (PC)
10 Mar: BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode One (PC)
12 Mar: BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode Two (PC)
18 Mar: Shadow Complex Remastered (PC)
19 Mar: Splatoon (WU)
29 Mar: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (NTSC PS1 on PS3)
06 Apr: Actual Sunlight (Vita)
08 Apr: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4)
27 Apr: God of War (PS4)
07 May: Resident Evil - CODE: Veronica X HD (PS3)
20 May: Pikmin (Wii on WU)
28 May: Zone of the Enders HD Edition (PS3)
10 Jun: Final Fantasy IV (PSP on Vita)
16 Jun: Resident Evil HD Remaster (PS4)
19 Jul: Secret of Mana (SNES Nintendo Classic Mini)
26 Jul: Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster (PS4)
30 Jul: WarioWare Gold (N3DS)
21 Sep: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PS4)
11 Oct: Resident Evil 5 (PC)
26 Oct: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
16 Nov: Tetris Effect (PS4)
17 Nov: Resident Evil 6 (PC)
25 Nov: Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PS3)
02 Dec: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PS4)

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by macstat » December 7th, 2018, 6:40 am

I had, unfortunately, a very busy year so I haven't played a lot of games (and the ones I played were quite lengthy). In no particular order (i could forgot about something as well):

Assassins Creed Odyssey (PC)
Shadow of Tomb Raider (PC)
God of War (PS4)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
Spiderman (PS4)

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Re: Games Completed 2018

Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » December 7th, 2018, 3:36 pm

Feb – Destiny 2 (XOX)
Feb – Snake Pass (Switch)
Mar – NBA Playgrounds (Switch)
Apr – Assassin’s Creed Origins (XOX)
May - Vanishing Of Ethan Carter (PS4Pro)
May - CoD: Infinite Warfare (PS4 Pro)
Jun – The Wolf Among Us (XOX)
Aug – Red Dead Redemption (XOX)
Aug - Bayonetta (Switch)
Aug - Subsurface Circular (Switch)
Sep - A Way Out (XOX)
Oct - Spider-Man (PS4 Pro)
Oct - Ryse: Son Of Rome (XOX)

Nov - Florence (iOS)

Played through this last month. Only takes 45 mins and costs just a few quid. A lovely little game that taps into a life experience I’m sure most of us are all too familiar with. It does it in a sweet, genuine and touching way that stirred more emotion in me than most 100 hour epics. It also shows what an innovative and legitimate gaming platform mobile can be for any platform snobs out there ;)

Dec - Forza Horizon 4 (XOX)

It will surprise absolutely no-one that this is bloomin’ brilliant from Playground Games, as ever.

This year they’ve made it even more of a live online ‘game as a service’ type offering, with you sharing your instance of the world with a host of other real players and live events popping up pretty often. It’s a well implemented evolution for the series and is as involving/intrusive as you want it to be. People can’t crash into you when you’re cruising round the map so there are no griefing problems, plus you can just choose to not connect to the servers if you want be to really hardline about solo play.

The other major new edition, the changing of the seasons based on a global online cycle, is also brilliantly implemented. There are genuine impacts felt in gameplay that’ll cause you to reconsider your car selection and set-up, and even just on a pure aesthetic level the dramatic change in the look and feel of the world is incredibly impressive.

If you’re UK based there’s also a particular pleasure in blasting through a mini UK, from the country lanes of the Lake District to the city streets of Edinburgh and much more besides.

The cherry on top is if you’ve got Game Pass it’s all included in your subscription!

Good times!

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