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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » August 26th, 2019, 6:55 am

ColinAlonso wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Nice write up Scrustle. I've been on the fence about getting Judgement but I think I will. I restrict myself to 1 Yakuza a year to avoid burnout though so I'll pencil it in for 2021 (finishing Kiryu's saga with 6 in 2020).
I'm doing pretty much the same. Played Zero and Kiwami in the last two years and currently halfway through Kiwami 2. I'm enjoying it a lot more than the first Kiwami. The side activities aren't as good as Zero though, darts and pool were great but I'm not so much of a fan of this darts game in Kiwami 2. Some rather questionable entertainment activities as well, photographing the women in swimwear etc!

I can't help thinking I'd really enjoy Majong and the 'kind of like chess' game they have too if I could be bothered to learn them. Great game though. Really pleased 3, 4 and 5 coming to current gen. The collection should be fairly cheap by the time I need to buy it, too.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by hazeredmist » August 27th, 2019, 2:38 pm

Night in the Woods

I loved this. It's a great "one of them". Although in this case it feels quite unique in that the character you play is
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clearly quite a disturbed young (cat) woman. They must have went to real lengths to research and get this right, dealing with sensitive matters such as mental illness, it felt so real the dialogue and insight into Mae's mind. The whole "shapes" revelation was the prime example of this. Frightening and yet understandable somehow.
The cast of characters were unique and the story was engrossing. I also enjoyed a lot of the plodding around just chatting to people, it helped me really get into the atmosphere of Possum Springs, and into the characters heads, understanding their quirks and problems. Really enjoyed the ending, too. It stuck the landing.

Brilliant.

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Post by ratsoalbion » August 27th, 2019, 3:30 pm

Depressingly, NitW coder and musician Alec Holowka has just today been accused of sexual assault (and many of us believe the accounts as given).

The writer and artist Scott Benson - or anybody else who worked on the game - haven’t received any such accusations, it should be stressed.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » August 27th, 2019, 4:04 pm

Yeah, really messed up stuff. :(

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Indiana747 » August 27th, 2019, 4:43 pm

(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.
(June) Days Gone(platinum) - PS4.
(Aug) Wolfenstein: Youngblood - XB1X.
(Aug) Detroit: Become Human - PS4.
(Aug) Devil May Cry 5 - XB1X.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by hazeredmist » August 27th, 2019, 6:13 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Depressingly, NitW coder and musician Alec Holowka has just today been accused of sexual assault (and many of us believe the accounts as given).

The writer and artist Scott Benson - or anybody else who worked on the game - haven’t received any such accusations, it should be stressed.
Oh god. That sounds really dark. Just read about it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » August 27th, 2019, 7:26 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Depressingly, NitW coder and musician Alec Holowka has just today been accused of sexual assault (and many of us believe the accounts as given).

The writer and artist Scott Benson - or anybody else who worked on the game - haven’t received any such accusations, it should be stressed.
This really has affected my desire to play this. I only bought it the other day and was quite excited but I don’t think I’ll be playing it anytime soon:(

Very sad times. Like any industry there are bad eggs but I wish they didn’t exist in the world of videogames or only made the crap games so I didn’t have to feel conflicted.

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Post by ratsoalbion » August 27th, 2019, 7:30 pm

Equally grim is that Jeremy Soule has been accused of rape.

Incredibly brave of the victims to make their accounts public.

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Post by hazeredmist » August 27th, 2019, 8:40 pm

I can’t believe this has come out the day I finish the game. Although one thing here that makes me feel better about my connection to the game is I actually thought the music / sound design was the least successful element of the game for me. Very oddly for a game like this, I could easily have played it with the sound off I think (although I didn’t). Essentially erasing this guy’s creative input.

It’s not a situation as with watching the MJ documentaries or something, meaning I find it really difficult to listen to songs I used to enjoy now, unable to separate the art from the person.

Goddamit. I wanted to chat about Night in the Woods after experiencing it, not about some horrible abusive prick. This will clearly grab headlines, and tarnish the game for some which is a shame for the others involved in creating it. I think it’s a real triumph of the genre.

Clearly the most important thing issue here is the victim who has had the courage to speak about what happened which is tough - hopefully sparking a healing process / inspiration for others.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by seansthomas » August 27th, 2019, 9:11 pm

1st February - Dark Souls
8th February - The Gardens Between
9th February - Quarantine Circular
20th February - Night in the woods
26th March - Ape Out
16th June - Brothers
25th June - My Friend Pedro
7th July - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
23rd July - Streets of Rage 2

27th August - DOOM (1993)

One of those games that's been infamous throughout my life growing up yet I've never owned or played.

Beaten the first 3 episodes and I get the love for it entirely, even 25+ years on. Still smooth as hell, great fun to unleash that shotgun and the music is by and large great.

Didn't bother with the Ultimate / Final Doom 4th chapter as I hear it's just challenge maps and a later addition. Plus I felt the Episodes gradually got more convoluted and irritating anyhow.

Episode 1 was pure joy. 2 pretty damn decent. 3 felt like dying over and over looking for an obscure place to hide a switch or door.

But very glad I've played it. Great game.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by DomsBeard » August 28th, 2019, 8:17 am

ratsoalbion wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Equally grim is that Jeremy Soule has been accused of rape.

Incredibly brave of the victims to make their accounts public.
That is bloody terrible. Randomly I have been Facebook friends with Jeremy Soule for a few years but he posted a couple of weeks ago he was taking some time away from social media. Just checked now and he may have deleted his account. All makes sense now!

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Post by DomsBeard » August 28th, 2019, 8:19 am

Alex79uk wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 6:55 am
ColinAlonso wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Nice write up Scrustle. I've been on the fence about getting Judgement but I think I will. I restrict myself to 1 Yakuza a year to avoid burnout though so I'll pencil it in for 2021 (finishing Kiryu's saga with 6 in 2020).
I'm doing pretty much the same. Played Zero and Kiwami in the last two years and currently halfway through Kiwami 2. I'm enjoying it a lot more than the first Kiwami. The side activities aren't as good as Zero though, darts and pool were great but I'm not so much of a fan of this darts game in Kiwami 2. Some rather questionable entertainment activities as well, photographing the women in swimwear etc!

I can't help thinking I'd really enjoy Majong and the 'kind of like chess' game they have too if I could be bothered to learn them. Great game though. Really pleased 3, 4 and 5 coming to current gen. The collection should be fairly cheap by the time I need to buy it, too.
Yes a more elegant write up than I can manage Scrustle. I have Kiwami 2 ready to finish (I think I am midway through) and will wait for the 3, 4 and 5 to go on sale digitally which I imagine it will prior to 4's release. Judgement is now my second favourite in the series after Zero with Kiwani a distant last place.

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Post by James » August 28th, 2019, 5:44 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)
13th Jun - Furi (PS4)
18th Jun - Blood & Truth (PSVR)
21st Jun - Watch Dogs 2 (PS4)
25th Jun - Burly Men At Sea (PS4)
25th Jun - Hatoful Boyfriend (PS4)
26th Jun - Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4)
8th Jul - Sunset (PC)
18th Jul - NieR: Automata (PS4) (Ending A)
21st Jul - Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)
24th Jul - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Switch)
4th Aug - Tetris Effect (PS4/PSVR)
16th Aug - Pixel Puzzle Collection (iOS)
22nd Aug - Superhot VR (PSVR)
23rd Aug - Superhot (Xbox One)

Both completed for the podcast (which we recorded over the weekend). Thoughts on there, obviously.

This was my first completion of Superhot VR. Other than the stripped-back story, I agree with those who've said that it is incredibly well suited to the format. Playing this was intuitive in a way that even overcame the difficulties I had with tracking and throwing.

A highly-recommended VR experience. :geek:

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » August 31st, 2019, 9:45 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
Shovel Knight Specter of Torment

June:
Super Meat Boy
Evil Within

July:
Prey 2017
Evil within 2
Ground Zeroes
Pilotwings 64

August:
DJ Hero
Castlevania: SOTN
Kirbys Epic Yarn
August 31st:

Super Mario Bros 3

Agree with Alex the final world was not fun at all. I had to resort to save states in the end which was a shame but I’m glad I’ve done it and that’s the original trilogy off my backlog. Im going to have a go at the lost levels but from what I heard I don’t think I will see the credits.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by stvnorman » August 31st, 2019, 8:17 pm

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1 Jan: Lego Marvel Super Heroes (PS4)
12 Jan: LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4)
27 Jan: Raging Justice (Switch)
7 Feb: Mega Man 4 - Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch)
7 Mar: Trials Fusion (PS4)
15 Mar: Cursed Castilla EX (Switch)
22 Mar: The Witness (PS4)
27 Mar: Call of Duty - Modern Warfare Remastered (PS4)
19 Apr: Resident Evil Remastered (PS4)
20 Apr: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES on Switch)
25 Apr: Moonlighter (Switch)
26 Apr: Sega Ages Out Run (Switch)
6 May: Mega Man 5 - Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch)
7 May: What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
10 May: Mortal Kombat X (PS4)
23 May: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS4)
24 May: Kid Dracula - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
8 June: Cuphead (Switch)
10 June: Super Mario Land (Game Boy)
14 June: Pilotwings (SNES on 3DS)
16 June: Final Fantasy 7 (Switch)
17 June: Castlevania - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
26 June: Kid Icarus (NES on Switch)
26 June: Mega Man 6 - Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch)
27 June: Balloon Kid (Game Boy on 3DS)
29 June: Resident Evil 2 Remake (PS4)
4 July: Shovel Knight (Switch)
6 July: The Castlevania Adventure - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
8 July: Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
9 July: Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition (Switch)
11 July: Operation C - Contra Anniversary Collection (Switch)
23 July: Mighty Bomb Jack (NES on Switch)
Quite a lot of Castlevania action this month. I’m now caning Symphony of the Night on PS4, deep into the inverted castle. Hopefully that will be first on my recap for September! Also unlocked and completed (to varying degrees of success) every track on Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun, which is still one of the most joyous games I’ve ever played! And caught up with a couple of Game Boy / Advance games I’d never finished before.

3 August: Super Castlevania IV - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
6 August: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
7 August: Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (Japanese version) - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
9 August: Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (English version) - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
11 August: Castlevania Bloodlines - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
14 August: Bruce Lee - Return of the Legend (Game Boy Advance)
21 August: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Switch)
27 August: Super Mario Land 2 - 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy)

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » September 1st, 2019, 1:54 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)
May 27 - Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (PC)
May 29 - Styx: Shards of Darkness (PC)
Jun 5 - The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians (PC)
Jun 5 - Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom (Switch)
Jun 11 - Yoku's Island Express (Switch)
Jun 17 - LISA (PC)

Jun 18 - Heroes of the Monkey Tavern (PC)
Jun 24 - Halcyon 6 (PC)
Jun 29 - Fox n Forests (PC)
Jul 4 - Battle Princess Madelyn (Switch)
Jul 14 - Dustforce (PC)
Jul 26 - Ambition of the Slimes (Switch)
July 29 - Final Fantasy X-2 (PC)
July 31 - Epistory - Typing Chronicles (PC)
Aug 2 - Moonlighter (Switch)
Aug 6 - Seasons After Fall (PC)

Aug 10 - Bayonetta 2 (Switch)
Aug 12 - ReThink | Evolved 2 (PC)
Aug 21 - Shadows: Awakening (PC)
Aug 24 - Singularity (PC)

A hidden gem of an FPS so I gave it a try. I found it fine but that is about it. The two gun limit that I dislike is there. With ammo availability it became the usual, using the assault rifle for one and shotgun for the other. There are some other neat guns but with their limited ammo, I'd rather not run around with a useless gun.

The gem part of this game is its time powers. It's a time travel story and you get the ability to manipulate some things with it. You can age/de-age things for some light puzzling (and enemy killing) as well as some other powers that saw very little use. Enemies are mostly generic humans that aren't worth talking about. The others are mutants that can be fairly creepy. Both die to only a couple shots even on Hard difficulty and the protagonist can eat a surprising amount of shots so it was pretty easy.

Aug 26 - Typoman (PC)

Think Limbo but all the puzzles are putting words together with the available letters to make something happen to move forward. For example, you need a door to open so you spell "open." There are sometimes a few words you can use to solve the same puzzle and they work. Most of the time. There are times you can spell a word that should work for the situation but doesn't and that can be frustrating. That put me off from this game. At least it has a nice message overall.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by DomsBeard » September 2nd, 2019, 7:55 am

Life Is Strange The Adventures of Captain Spirit and Season 2 Episode 1 Roads

Completed both back to back and blown away by them both. Very heavy going and a little bit too on the nose in places but I would say the latter is an improvement on season one. I had a holy sh*t moment when I figured out the link
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Between the end of Captain Spirit and Season 2

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » September 2nd, 2019, 10:19 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
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)
JUN - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS4)
JUL - Windjammers (Arcade Mode) (PS Vita)
JUL - Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
JUL - Super Mario Odyssey: Credits Roll (Switch)
AUG - Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES on Switch)
SEP - Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)

Holy fucking SHIT, that was amazing! Brilliant story, brilliant world, brilliant characters, absolutely incredible game! My favourite of the series so far, from start to finish this was just the best. A much more coherent story than both Zero and the first Kiwami, it had it all. Drama, romance, revenge - what a great game!

I'm going to do the Majima Saga chapters now.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ReprobateGamer » September 3rd, 2019, 9:24 am

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Jan - Lego Marvel Avengers
Jan - Titanfall 2
Feb - Oxenfree
March - Gorogoa
April - Resident Evil 2 Remake - Leon A + Claire 2nd Run + Runaway
April - Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 - story
April - holedown
June - Abzú (100%)
July - Gears Of War 4 (story)
July - The Gardens Below - 100%
July - Old Mans Journey (100%)
September 2nd - Batman: Arkham Knight - Xbox One (100% Story and Most Wanted Missions)

Finally got this one done. Picked it up not long after release, played through about a quarter then it's been sitting on the hard drive for two years, right up until an Xbox rewards quest gave points for getting an achievement in the game last month and that gave me the kick I needed to get this one off from the pile of shame

As with the other games in the series, this is all (apart from the opening prologue and final ending) meant to take place in one night and is the culmination of the arc of Batman and his interaction with both his rogues gallery (especially Joker) and with Gotham.
Individually most aspects of this game are very good - graphics are still of a high standard and the soundtrack is great. The cast perform well and inhabit their characters. Batman moves like a man at the height of his abilities and it's a pretty featured moveset even from the beginning of the game. The city is well laid out (despite the Midgar thing happening on one of the Islands)and the care that Rocksteady have put into this game is apparent at every turn.

And yet ... and yet ....

Something just feels a little off in the game overall. Take the Batmobile for instance. Finally drivable, this thing is a beast and a clear iteration from Burton- and Nolan-verse versions. It's lovely to drive (except when in a curved tunnel) and was great fun to use. On occasion. However, it is massively overused throughout the game - there are far too many tank battles, chases and at least three boss sequences plus all the Riddler race tracks and my God I grew to hate sections where the Batmobile featured. There were also a couple of encounters that I just had to keep trying and failing at (Elliot Hospital militia tower; northernmost bomb on Founder's Island) but others that I think should have been tricky which I breezed through (Ryker Heights militia tower felt like I should have found it harder than I did). A couple of these were certainly the near two years between play sessions and at least one is that I'm a bit too much of a button masher.

There's a point where Batman is unable to use the streets and is meant to stay to the rooftops to get across the city - but we just had the Batwing swooping around. So why wouldn't I just call up the Batwing and fly over? As I would do in Origins (which I was glad to see was made canon here) but wasn't an option here?

I wanted to like this game more than I ended up doing and I can't pin down quite why. Certainly the unceaseless Batmobile sections didn't help but there was just something that didn't quite click throughout. I have no real intention of getting any of the dlc but I'm keen to watch playthroughs of Season of Infamy etc. Riddle collecting wasn't the chore it was in City but the final fight against the Riddler wasn't satisfying - how he is dealt with is actually more enjoyable in both Asylum and the Catwoman dlc for this game.

Xbox tells me I've spent over 40 hours in this game and some of that for certain is going through the lore uncovered in the game. I think ultimately this is a game that is less than the sum of it's parts. Individual sections remain enjoyable (storming through a predator map is always great) but I doubt this is a game I will come back to.
Though game Pass does now have the Return To Arkham set and I'm intrigued to play Asylum again, just not right now.

As a side note, I'd like to see Rocksteady tackle other members of the Justice League - I'd love to see their take on the characters and abilities and they all exist in the Arkham-verse ...

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