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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » June 1st, 2019, 12:03 am

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January:
Tale of Tales Collection
Virginia
Gravity Rush 2
Nier Automata

Feb:
Wolfenstein 2
Prey (2006)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Super Ghouls and Ghosts
Aladdin SNES
Aladdin Mega Drive
Donkey Kong

March:
Donkey King Country
Pilotwings
Dino crisis
Pony Island
Ape Escape
Donkey Kong country 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Monkey Island 2

April:
DK 94
Inside (PS4)
Pony island
Shovel Knight plague of shadows
Dk64
Banjo Kazooie

May:
Banjo Tooie
Furi
Observer
31st May
Shovel Knight Specter of Torment

Very very good. I actually preferred this to the main game!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ADumican83 » June 1st, 2019, 10:12 pm

Finished The Walking Dead (get to listen to a new podcast now) and What Remains of Edith Finch which I thought was great overall. Some parts stronger than others but if someone had told me it was their GotY the year it was released I could see why. A really well crafted experience.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Bakers_12 » June 2nd, 2019, 7:38 am

23/1/19 Baner Saga ios.
31/1/19 Life is Strange session 2 Episode 2
24/2/19 Marvals Spider-man
29/2/19 Mervals Spider-man The Hist DLC
3/3/19 Marvals Spider-man Turf war
11/3/19 Marvels Spider-man Silver lining

30/5/19 life is strange session 2 Episode 3

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Pitwar » June 3rd, 2019, 7:18 am

27th Jan - Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Switch)
1st Feb - New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (Switch)
9th Mar - Crackdown 3 (Xbox One X)
6th May - Mortal Kombat 11: Story Mode (PS4 Pro)
12th May - God Of War '18 (PS4 Pro)
19th May - Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4 Pro)
23rd May - Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4 Pro)
26th May - Devil May Cry 5 (PS4 Pro)
1st Jun - Days Gone (PS4 Pro)

Days Gone didn't get the best write ups on launch, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a good time with it.

It doesn't do anything you haven't seen before, but a game doesn't always need to reinvent the wheel to be entertaining. I enjoyed riding around the barren world, stumbling across Freakers and Ripper camps.

The only downfall was that the game does outstay its welcome slightly. I found the whole
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military base
section dragged on way too long, and it made the game feel like it didn't really want to end.

On the whole it was a great experience, and I'll definitely go back to it to complete some the side missions, although I'm not sure I can go through the stress of taking out anymore hordes.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » June 3rd, 2019, 12:28 pm

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January:
Tale of Tales Collection
Virginia
Gravity Rush 2
Nier Automata

Feb:
Wolfenstein 2
Prey (2006)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Super Ghouls and Ghosts
Aladdin SNES
Aladdin Mega Drive
Donkey Kong

March:
Donkey King Country
Pilotwings
Dino crisis
Pony Island
Ape Escape
Donkey Kong country 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Monkey Island 2

April:
DK 94
Inside (PS4)
Pony island
Shovel Knight plague of shadows
Dk64
Banjo Kazooie

May:
Banjo Tooie
Furi
Observer
Shovel Knight Specter of Torment
2nd June

Super Meat Boy

I do not recommend having a break from a game like this. It took me probably 2 hours to get even vaguely near the end of a level. However after I got back into the swing of things it all clicked. The dark world and extra levels were too much for me. A step too far.

I just listened to the podcast and was waiting to hear about everyone’s accomplishments in the dark world and secret levels. It was nice to hear Josh and James find them brutal too and that only Darren “ The Masochist” Gargette had made any headway with them.

I don’t normally listen to a podcast until I’ve completed the game. I view it as a sort of reward however perhaps this one would have given me some encouragement to push through a while back when I hit a brick wall.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by James » June 3rd, 2019, 3:08 pm

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1st Jan - Virginia (Xbox One)
13th Jan - Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
27th Jan - Mortal Kombat (Vita)
3rd Feb - Mortal Kombat X (Xbox One)
18th Feb - Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)
12th Mar - Dark Souls 3: Ashes Of Ariandel (Xbox One)
17th Mar - Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City (Xbox One)
6th May - Guildmaster Story (iOS)
15th May - Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4)
22nd May - Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4) (Platinum Trophy)
27th May - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Xbox One)
2nd Jun - Sekiro: SDT (Xbox One) (1000G)

Had to blast through another couple of playthroughs to close out all endings, all Prosthetic Tool upgrades and all Skills. Quite the grind at the end to earn enough Skill Points.

Still mulling over my thoughts on this game. One thing I can say for certain is that I'm far less likely to replay Sekiro than I am any Souls game or Bloodborne. Having a single weapon, with a single moveset is just too restrictive for me to want to wade back in over and over in the way I have Demon's, Dark, Dark II and Bloodborne (Dark III less so).

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by BrianEdwards » June 3rd, 2019, 9:48 pm

June 2, 2019 - Void Bastards

Saying “completed” for this one is really just saying I saw credits. There is a ton more to do and most of the achievements are based on difficult runs like beating the whole game on extra hard, or beating the game without dying. Not sure how much I’ll get into the difficulty stuff but I’m definitely going back in to craft more upgrades. What a pleasant surprise this one turned out to be for me. A pure pleasure.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Indiana747 » June 4th, 2019, 1:10 am

(Jan) Starlink :Battle for Atlas - PS4.
(Jan) Far Cry 5 - PS4.
(Jan) Resident Evil 2(2019) - PS4.
(Jan) Shadow of the Tomb Raider - XB1X.
(Feb) Metro Exodus - XB1X.
(Mar) Marvel's Spiderman - PS4.
(Apr) The Division 2 - XB1X.
(Apr) Dead Rising 3 - XB1X.
(Apr) World War Z - XB1X.
(Apr) Earthfall: Invasion - XB1X.
(May) RYSE: Son of Rome - XB1X.
(May) Tacoma - XB1X.
(May) Abzu - XB1X.
(May) Mortal Kombat X - XB1X.
(May) The Walking Dead:A New Frontier - XB1X.
(May) The Gardens Between - XB1X.
(June) Crackdown 3: Campaign -XB1X.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by dezm0nd » June 4th, 2019, 2:27 pm

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Jan 1 - Cat Quest
Jan 3 - Nex Machina (Arcade, experienced)
Jan 4 - Celeste
Jan 10 - Yoku's Island Express
Jan 13 - Evil Within 2
Jan 14 - Pilotwings
Jan 21 - Edith Finch
Jan 26 - Resident Evil 2 (Leon A)
Jan 27 - Resident Evil 2 (Claire A)
Jan 31 - Resident Evil 2 (Leon B)

Feb 11 - Firewatch

March 19 - Donkey Kong 64
March 29 - Goldeneye 007 (00 Agent)

April 9 - Yoshi Crafted World

May 8th - Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts
May 19th - Rage 2
May 26th - Guacamelee 2

June 4th - Gato Roboto
Finished Gato Roboto. A 3 hour long Metroidvania starring a cat in a mech suit. Its good and its cheap but overall preferred Guacamelee 2 as an overall product

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Combine Hunter » June 4th, 2019, 9:09 pm

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15/02 - Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
17/02 - Final Fantasy VIII (PS Vita)
18/02 - FAR: Lone Sails (PC)
14/04 - Final Fantasy IX (PS Vita)
28/04 - Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (PC)
09/05 - Devil May Cry 5 (PC)
11/05 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PC)
26/05 - Observation (PC)
04/06 - Katana Zero (Switch)

Some of my favourite encounter design of any game I've played this year. Recommended.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » June 5th, 2019, 5:23 am

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Jan 2 - War for the Overworld (PC)
Jan 13 - Pyre (PC)
Jan 16 - Heroes of Hammerwatch (PC)
Jan 17 - Mega Man 11 (Switch)
Jan 20 - ReThink | Evolved (PC)
Jan 20 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)
Jan 22 - Ruzar - The Life Stone (PC)
Jan 27 - After Death (PC)
Feb 6 - Vikings - Wolves of Midgard (PC)
Feb 21 - Loyalty and Blood: Viktor Origins (PC)

Feb 27 - Book of Demons (PC)
Mar 4 - Vaporum (PC)
Mar 5 - Frost (Switch)
Mar 9 - DarkMaus (PC)
Mar 10 - Octopath Traveler (Switch)
Mar 31 - Final Fantasy X (PC)
Apr 5 - Treasure Adventure World (PC)
Apr 15 - Greedy Guns (PC)
Apr 23 - ChromaGun (PC)
Apr 27 - The Quest (PC)

May 1 - Skautfold: Usurper (PC)
May 7 - Alwa's Awakening (PC)
May 9 - OneShot (PC)
May 13 - Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition (Switch)

Overall, I'd say this game is 90% great and 10% slog. The great bits are all in the strategy of the order you upgrade the village and how to form up your teams and skills to tackle the dungeons you delve into. With 18 classes (well, one is a copy of another) and 8 skills on each, there is a ton of variety to be had. Four people are selected for your run and off you go. Only four skills can be on each person at a time (they can be freely swapped outside battle) and they all have specific positional requirements based on where they are in your own line and what areas they can hit. To top it off, each of the four main areas have their own quirks to lean your decisions on. Example is the Ruins are mostly undead so bleeds don't work well but the Crusader has an anti-undead attack so they are great in there.

Each area is set up into 3 tiers of difficulty to get you acclimated on what to expect since preparation is the name of the game. It starts off easy so you can bring basically any combination in and be victorious. Bringing in a bleed heavy team to the Ruins isn't a big deal. Doing something like that on the last tier of things and while still possible, you'll struggle considerably more than needed. Even with good teams, the RNG can decide to screw you from time to time but you can always flee dungeons to avoid taking a death. Ultimately, you are building up your mercenaries to be able to tackle the horrors that are in the Darkest Dungeon itself.

The slog bit comes when you aren't prepared but don't have the available classes at the level you need for your goals. For the first two tiers, it isn't bad since they are easy enough once you are used to the game. It becomes a big problem at the highest levels. Between leveling up new mercenaries (also hoping the RNG would give me the ones I need to hire) and fixing their negative quirks and health it would often take 2-3 hours just to get that one character up to max level to continue the ultimate goal. I had to do this a few times along the way due to taking some deaths and just not having enough of a certain class. It is something I greatly hope gets worked on in the sequel, which I am eagerly awaiting on.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 5th, 2019, 5:55 am

MajorGamer wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 5:23 am
May 13 - Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition (Switch)
Oh man, congrats on that. I don't know how many times I've started this game.

I assume that late game slog could have been mitigated slightly by playing on Radiant rather than Darkest?
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As I understand it, Radiant doesn't insist on the full party wipes at the end?

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » June 6th, 2019, 1:35 am

Playing it on Radiant mode makes leveling up faster and easier so it would alleviate but not eliminate those problems. It mostly occurred due to not leveling the wanted classes in the first place, not due to deaths. It wouldn't happen on a second playthrough due to knowing what is coming. To reply to your spoiler:
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Regardless of difficulty level, there isn't an insistence of a full party wipe at any point.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » June 6th, 2019, 5:48 am

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January 20th, 2019, 4:10 pm
JAN - Super Mario Land (Nintendo Gameboy)
JAN - Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (Megadrive on PS4)
FEB - Professor Layton & The Curious Village (Android)
FEB - Donkey Kong '94 (Nintendo Gameboy)
FEB - Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
FEB - Chuchel (Android)
FEB - Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
MAR - Spider-Man (PS4)
MAR - Florence (Android)
MAR - Where On Google Earth Is Carmen Sandiego (Browser)
MAR - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (PS4)
MAR - Final Fantasy X (PS Vita)
MAY - Söldner-X 2 (PS Vita)
MAY - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)
MAY - The Punisher (Arcade on PS Vita)
JUN - Super Mario Bros. (NES on Switch)

First time I've ever actually played this all the way through without using any warp pipes or anything. It's a lot tougher than I'd thought on the later stages, and those trick castles are just annoying. I also forgot how easy the bosses were, just collapsing the bridge to make them fall in the lava. Glad I finished it at last, though. I'm going to try the second game next.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by hazeredmist » June 6th, 2019, 6:17 am

Ah nice! I saw you were on NES online last night. I haven't really taken advantage of it yet, and I'm also in the same boat where I haven't finished Super Mario Bros myself either which sounds weird for how many times I've played bits of it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by James » June 6th, 2019, 4:38 pm

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1st Jan - Virginia (Xbox One)
13th Jan - Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
27th Jan - Mortal Kombat (Vita)
3rd Feb - Mortal Kombat X (Xbox One)
18th Feb - Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)
12th Mar - Dark Souls 3: Ashes Of Ariandel (Xbox One)
17th Mar - Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City (Xbox One)
6th May - Guildmaster Story (iOS)
15th May - Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4)
22nd May - Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4) (Platinum Trophy)
27th May - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Xbox One)
2nd Jun - Sekiro: SDT (Xbox One) (1000G)
6th Jun - Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (PSVR)

Between Oculus Quest and Blood & Truth, I've been seeing a lot of VR coverage lately, so I figured it was time to dust off the PSVR headset and play one of the most oft-cited 'must play' VR titles.

I should have done this sooner.

I absolutely adored the ingenuity and creative use of VR in Astro Bot. As with the Playroom VR demo, the change in perspective that being 'in' the world allows really does add a lot to my enjoyment. I found myself constantly stopping to look around and explore my surroundings by leaning, turning, ducking and craning all over the place. I can't imagine how daft I must have looked, but this was one of my favourite platforming experiences... of all time.

I had a few of my usual platforming difficulties, but it was really only a few. And these were vastly overshadowed by just how much fun I had interacting with the Bots and seeing the myriad interesting ways in which VR was being used to create puzzles and moments that feel pretty unique.

Lots of hyperbole, I know. Apologies. Astro Bot was a much needed distraction whenever I got a little too frustrated with Furi, and I really enjoyed every second of it. :D

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » June 6th, 2019, 5:20 pm

hazeredmist wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:17 am
Ah nice! I saw you were on NES online last night. I haven't really taken advantage of it yet, and I'm also in the same boat where I haven't finished Super Mario Bros myself either which sounds weird for how many times I've played bits of it.
I'll just say, save states were very useful. I really haven't got time to be starting games again nowadays, so I saved at the start of each world and reloaded if I lost all my lives. It seemed a middle ground between pulling my hair out and flat out cheating, haha.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 7th, 2019, 6:18 am

Observation (PC but available on console too)

Oh god. There's a lot to like in this game, but so much that is infuriating too. It's set on a near-earth space station (similar to the ISS) in the near future, so it's mostly grounded sci-fi in the manner of Moon. There's been an accident, systems are offline, and you're trying to keep the survivors alive and stabilise the ship.

It's all right. Most of the gameplay consists of switching between cameras on the station, and solving mostly simple puzzles. This works really well for atmosphere - I was wholly immersed in the setting from the start - but I had some control issues that undermined things.

I would strongly urge PC people to play with a pad - I started with M+KB and it was a super unintuitive control scheme; I'm not sure if it was the UI or me, but even at the end of the game after I switched to pad I was struggling to identify next steps because it hadn't sunk in that there was a menu for the particular action I was supposed to take.

Leaving all that aside...the game narrative was good, up to a point. Characterisation was minimal and was discovered via scraps of info left on laptops (the latest Prey is the only recent game I can think of that has done this well, though this does fine as there is little enough info) and photos pinned to walls etc. The acting was really excellent.

The story was awful, just awful. Not a lick of sense to it, though I'm aware I have a blind spot when it comes to the more nebulous gaming stories (see Virginia, Dear Esther); your mileage may vary.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by hazeredmist » June 7th, 2019, 9:51 am

Alex79uk wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 5:20 pm
hazeredmist wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:17 am
Ah nice! I saw you were on NES online last night. I haven't really taken advantage of it yet, and I'm also in the same boat where I haven't finished Super Mario Bros myself either which sounds weird for how many times I've played bits of it.
I'll just say, save states were very useful. I really haven't got time to be starting games again nowadays, so I saved at the start of each world and reloaded if I lost all my lives. It seemed a middle ground between pulling my hair out and flat out cheating, haha.
Oh I'm with you all the way there. If it's a difference between save states, easy difficulty modes or not seeing a full game because I don't have the time like I used to, I'm taking the easy route. With zero shame. :D

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » June 8th, 2019, 7:26 pm

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Jan 2 - War for the Overworld (PC)
Jan 13 - Pyre (PC)
Jan 16 - Heroes of Hammerwatch (PC)
Jan 17 - Mega Man 11 (Switch)
Jan 20 - ReThink | Evolved (PC)
Jan 20 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)
Jan 22 - Ruzar - The Life Stone (PC)
Jan 27 - After Death (PC)
Feb 6 - Vikings - Wolves of Midgard (PC)
Feb 21 - Loyalty and Blood: Viktor Origins (PC)

Feb 27 - Book of Demons (PC)
Mar 4 - Vaporum (PC)
Mar 5 - Frost (Switch)
Mar 9 - DarkMaus (PC)
Mar 10 - Octopath Traveler (Switch)
Mar 31 - Final Fantasy X (PC)
Apr 5 - Treasure Adventure World (PC)
Apr 15 - Greedy Guns (PC)
Apr 23 - ChromaGun (PC)
Apr 27 - The Quest (PC)

May 1 - Skautfold: Usurper (PC)
May 7 - Alwa's Awakening (PC)
May 9 - OneShot (PC)
May 13 - Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition (Switch)
May 27 - Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (PC)

Been sitting at the last level of this since a week after it came out so randomly decided to finish it. Basically just more of the first game with mindless (mostly) melee fun. The loot system is better than the first as you get items based on the character you open them with instead of pure RNG but the quality you get is determined by how much loot you've previously gotten. The better loot is needed for the higher difficulties which is rather annoying. I'd much rather there be no loot system at all. Still no versus mode which is what kept how Left 4 Dead lasted for so long.

May 29 - Styx: Shards of Darkness (PC)

In terms of gameplay, mostly more of the first game with stealthing around. There are a couple of boss fights this time around and they suck. Most of the time, instead of finding your items (like a health potion), you find ingredients you would then later craft into a health potion. It was an extra step that didn't add much of anything. There is also a bug that got me spotted way too often. You can pick up bodies to move them and sometimes after you drop them, you automatically go from crouching walking to normal walking. That didn't happen in the first game.

The plot, something that was noteworthy for a thing it did in the first one, was weird here. It was all over the place and didn't even get fully resolved in the end. Felt like there should have been another level or two to cap everything off. The level reuse is unfortunately back from the first one. It is fine but the first was better.

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