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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » May 4th, 2019, 5:30 pm

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January 20th, 2019, 5:10 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)

Fun to play, but rather easy since I cleared the game on one credit on my first go (on the default difficulty). I suspect that much like many other shmups, however, it's more built for high score chasing than the challenge.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Jobobonobo » May 4th, 2019, 11:29 pm

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Jan 13: Marvel Spiderman
Jan 26: Gravity Rush Remastered
Mar 18: Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
Mar 30: Thomas was Alone
May 4: Furi

A weird one for me, this. I am saving my thoughts for the Cane & Rinse episode but to quickly sum up:started out loving it, then resented it, changed difficulty so got to the end but then felt completely hollow.

May 5: Banjo Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge

Got 100% of all the collectibles and had reached final boss then forgot about it due to life stuff so finally went back and picked it up today and truly finished it. Definitely easier final boss than the N64 titles! It was nice playing a new (to me) Banjo game in 2019 and it definitely had a lot of the charm and humour the series is known for. The one big change that I did particularly like was that you get to use multiple Mumbo transformations in one level in order to obtain Jiggies which made them feel a little bit more useful throughout the adventure overall. If Banjo-Threeie were to ever happen it is a mechanic that I would not mind seen being revived for the series. But overall it is not the most challenging game and I did everything in just over 7 hours but if you like Rare and isometric platforming, I would say it is worth picking up. Would also recommend to fans of the original game who were put off by Tooie’s size and complexity. Grunty’s Revenge is like a neat pocket version of the original in many aspects but simplified even further. The dev team did an admirable job of bringing the bear and bird over to handheld.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Michiel K » May 5th, 2019, 11:46 am

5-5 Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey (PC)

Review coming to the Cane and Rinse dot com front page very soon!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » May 6th, 2019, 8:00 pm

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Jan 16 - Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)
Jan 20 - FTL: Faster Than Light (PC) (Easy)
Jan 25 - Final Fantasy VIII (PSVita - PS1 Classic)
Jan 27 - Puzzle Bobble (Switch) (Difficulty Level 4 - One credit)
Feb 3 - Metal Slug 3 (PS4 - PS2 anthology version on Easy)
Feb 8 - Puzzle Bobble 2 (Switch)(Vs Computer mode - Normal)
Feb 12 - Puzzle Bobble 2 (Switch)(Puzzle mode - One credit)
Feb 20 - Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (3DS - DS cart)
Feb 21 - Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Switch) (World of Light)
Mar 3 - Ristar (JP version) (PC)
Mar 22 - Wargroove (Switch)
Mar 31 - River City Ransom (Switch - NES rom)
Apr 2 - Donkey Kong '94 (3DS - VC)
Apr 20 - Super Dodge Ball (Switch - NES rom)
Apr 28 - Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
May 2 - Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Switch)
May 2 - Aladdin SNES (PC emulation)
May 6 - Aladdin Mega Drive (PC Emulator)

"He's got a sword! You idiots, we've all got swords!"

Graphically the background takes a hit on the SNES version, but the sprites are fantastic. Al is the standout. His design and animations are so smooth. The movement of his vest (waistcoat thingy?) as it billows a little behind him, the movement of his baggy trousers, his idle animation where he leans of his sword then rolls the apple down his arm (a move taken straight from the film) are all wonderful touches. Even the way his hair bounces when he moves is great.

It converts five songs (Whole New World, Friend Like Me, One Jump, Prince Ali and Arabian Nights) and uses them for about half the soundtrack. Oddly Prince Ali is used for the first level. The original game music didn't stand out to me as anything special.

Settings are pretty much all from the film. There's a daytime desert level, which I suppose, apart from the oasis scene, doesn't happen in the film but its not a big leap.

Now, I went into this game concerned that in 2019, it might play like Crazy Hakim's discount fertilizer, and sure, hit detection could be better and some of the sword combat is a bit of a lottery but the jump is fairly solid so it was still ok to play. Decent game all round.

Ok, I tactically used two savestates. One before the escape level as there are a few tricky jumps near the end. And the second just before the final boss as he is harder if you do not have a decent amount of apples to hand.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by delb2k » May 8th, 2019, 4:11 pm

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April 4th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Jan:

Moss - PSVR
Bound - PS4
The Force Unleashed - Xbox 360 (Back Compat)
Yakuza Kiwami - PS4

Feb:

Resident Evil 2 - Leon A - PS1
Resident Evil 2 Remake - Leon A - X1
Resident Evil 2 Remake - Claire B - XB1
Bury Me My Love - Switch
Yoku Island Express - XB1
Crackdown 3 - XB1
Abzu - XB1

Mar:

>Observer - XB1
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - XB1
Hellblade - Senua Sacrifice - XB1
Tearaway Unfolded - PS4
As usual another small little burst of games finished, I am going at a fair clip this year which is a sure sign I am poor and having to save up!

Ace Apollo - 3DS

I have always loved the Ace Attorney series and this had been on my half finished list for far far too long. Finally finished it and it felt really good, I still love what Capcom do with the characters, the interplay and the uild up. Despite a slightly weird McGuffin at the end I honestly enjoyed it all and will start the more recent editions later in the year.

Mighty Gunvolt - 3DS

Came as part of the Azure Mighty Gunvolt package I managed to run through the 8-bit prequel in a few hours. It is basically a mega man spin off but something that was really good for a bite size half hour attempt and boss battle. It also is not quite as punishing as I suspect mega man is as well. Really enjoyed it a lot, and was a nice surprise considering that I initially played it as a little throwaway thing.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - XBONE

After the release of the new assests and the X enhancements I jumped in as this was the one I had never finished. It still has the same humour, and the gunplay is fantastic when you find one that you click with. I ended up with an excellent little revolver and AR combo that devastated whole armies of enamies. Plus it is just nice to hear aussie voices in a game, not something you hear a lot.

Broken Age - XBONE

The first half of this I really enjoyed, puzzles were about my level and I came out of it feeling smart enough. The second part however, that was a bit less fun. It had a few incredibly obscure puzzles and the hints were so badly written that I had to consult a guide which was jsut disappointing in the end really.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by James » May 8th, 2019, 8:25 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)

The Ringed City continued to leave me feeling that, had it been in the main game, it would have vastly improved my enjoyment of Dark Souls 3's story. Gael's personal journey casts a pretty big shadow over the anti-climax that I found the Soul Of Cinder to be.

I'm still slowly working through Sekiro, so haven't been playing much else. I've still got time for a mobile game or two though, and Guildmaster Story fit the bill nicely. A match 3 game from the developer of Actual Sunlight is exactly as funny and sharp as it sounds.

I don't know if it's technically possible to finish this, as more levels are still to come. But, I've done all 70 levels that are currently available, so I'm counting it. :mrgreen:

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Combine Hunter » May 9th, 2019, 9:04 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)

My favourite in the series in terms of pure combat design, but the level design was pretty middling. Probably a game I'll appreciate more now the story is out of the way. 3 is still my favourite.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » May 11th, 2019, 12:25 am

Alex79uk wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 5:10 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)

I decided to play this again a few weeks ago and have been slowly making my way through it. It was just as brilliant as the first time I played it three years ago. I just love the characters, the story, and especially the blatent fan service in the intro and epilogue. Drake reminiscing over past adventures just made me feel like he was an old friend. I do hope we've not seen the last of Uncharted, because I think they built a really special world, and I'd love to see more of it.

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Post by hazeredmist » May 11th, 2019, 12:58 pm

Splatoon 2 (campaign)

Honestly think this is the hardest game I’ve finished since beating Mom’s heart on Binding of Isaac. Some amazing ideas, infuriating difficulty spikes but overall very enjoyable. Now I can play multiplayer without this monkey on my back finally!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Combine Hunter » May 11th, 2019, 1:28 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)

LOVED this game. It's in the same tier as Demon's Souls, Dark Souls and Bloodborne for me. The final boss gave me trouble for awhile there, but honestly once it clicked it was one of my favourite moments in a game.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Scrustle » May 11th, 2019, 2:58 pm

hazeredmist wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Splatoon 2 (campaign)

Honestly think this is the hardest game I’ve finished since beating Mom’s heart on Binding of Isaac. Some amazing ideas, infuriating difficulty spikes but overall very enjoyable. Now I can play multiplayer without this monkey on my back finally!
It sounds somewhat odd to me to hear that the Splatoon 2 campaign is hard. Apart from a couple of levels which were a little tricky, I mostly found it a walk in the park. But that said, the way you describe it actually sounds a lot closer to my experience with the Octo Expansion campaign. Even being someone who has put a lot of time in to these games, I found that to have pretty awful difficulty balancing, and a lot of levels that were extremely hard in a not particularly fun way.

I have actually seen a few other people describe having a similarly tough experience with the standard campaign actually. I would assume it comes from people who are very new at the game, but it sounds like you're at least familiar with it. And I don't remember the campaign for the first game being particularly challenging when I was still new at it too. Outside of the final boss maybe.

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Post by hazeredmist » May 11th, 2019, 6:39 pm

I’m probably just shit. But I’m good at multiplayer, frequently coming top! Ah well. Maybe the campaign of Splatoon is just my bogey team. I’m not a newcomer, I had the first game too. So there are no excuses here...

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » May 11th, 2019, 10:35 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
11/05 Banjo Tooie

DK64, Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie back to back with all trinkets collected. I think I need a 3D platformer break before I tackle Nuts and Bolts but I throughly enjoyed the Banjo games. Tooie was an easier game to play but figuring out the tricks to get all the Jiggies was mentally taxing. Starting to see why Rare games were held in high regard.

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Post by ratsoalbion » May 12th, 2019, 12:19 am

Blimey!

Nuts & Bolts is really a completely different genre though.

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Post by dezm0nd » May 12th, 2019, 1:24 pm

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April 9th, 2019, 9:33 am
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

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Jobobonobo » May 12th, 2019, 3:45 pm

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May 11th, 2019, 10:35 pm
11/05 Banjo Tooie

DK64, Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie back to back with all trinkets collected. I think I need a 3D platformer break before I tackle Nuts and Bolts but I throughly enjoyed the Banjo games. Tooie was an easier game to play but figuring out the tricks to get all the Jiggies was mentally taxing. Starting to see why Rare games were held in high regard.
Easier in relation to what? If it is compared to DK64 then definitely if only because the sheer amount of items to collect is far smaller than that game. I personally find Kazooie to be much easier with the exception of Rusty Bucket Bay and some bits of Clanker's Cavern. But yeah, the Banjo games are wonderful little adventures. And I second Leon on Nuts and Bolts being a very different beast from the N64 games. So if you want something different from running and jumping then this could be a good title to get into. Be interested to hear your thoughts on that one as it is definitely quite a divisive title for many.

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Post by Pitwar » May 12th, 2019, 5:39 pm

27th Jan - Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Switch)
1st Feb - New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (Switch)
9th Mar - Crackdown 3 (Xbox One X)
12th May - God Of War '18 (PS4 Pro)

I started the latest God of War when it came out last April and at the time it didn't click, even though I've played and enjoyed every game in the series.

I thought I'd go back to it this weekend and played it pretty much nonstop until I finished I the main story portion of the game, and what a game it is too, but I don't need to tell you all that.

I think I should go back and finish Horizon Zero Dawn next, but I may have to start that again due to the huge amount of time that's passed between me last playing it and now.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Scrustle » May 12th, 2019, 6:10 pm

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25/01 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
31/01 - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
01/02 - SOMA (Safe Mode)
09/02 - Shadow Warrior
18/02 - Mulaka
26/02 - NieR: Automata - 3C3C1D119440927 DLC
02/03 - Race Driver: GRID
04/03 - Bladed Fury
10/03 - Devil May Cry 5 (Devil Hunter)
13/03 - AER: Memories of Old
17/03 - Devil May Cry 5 (Son of Sparda)
20/03 - Devil May Cry 5 (Human)
05/04 - God of War III Remastered
12/04 - Devil May Cry 5 (Dante Must Die)
14/04 - Journey
15/04 - ABZU
22/04 - Journey
28/04 - Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - Colonies Edition
30/04 - Dangerous Driving
02/05 - Final Fantasy XV - Episode Gladiolus/Episode Prompto/Episode Ignis
12/05 - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition

After many attempts at this game I finally managed to crack it. This is probably my fourth attempt, or something like that. The furthest I had previously got was reaching the second chapter, but not actually progressing in it at all. So this was a long time coming.

Honestly, for a game that has been a black mark on my backlog for so long, I'm left without much to say. I don't really have any strong feelings on it. I enjoyed it, but I wasn't blown away in any respect. As I mentioned in another thread the other day, I think it's because of having played The Witcher 3 first. Or at least having played that before I really managed to stick with this one properly. The whole time playing I couldn't stop thinking about how 3 does everything better. Despite being a much bigger game, it somehow manages to feel more coherent and focused, telling a more compelling story much more effectively, with far better realised characters. As well as all the mechanical and technological improvements of course.

I suppose in a way 2 feels like a stepping stone to 3. Before this I had somewhat felt that the previous games in this series might not have been getting the credit they deserve. People on the internet fawn over 3 a lot, and usually only 3, as that's the one that managed to capture such a wider audience. Felt like perhaps that was maybe ignoring the previous games simply because they weren't as widely played, and not because they didn't have the same level of quality to them. But now I have to agree that 3 is something exceptional. 2 is definitely far from bad, but it just can't compare to its successor. As for the first game, I have played it, but also not gotten very far in it. I have heard that it actually had better writing than 2, but still, I don't think it can really hold a candle to what CD Projekt achieved with 3. It's such a different type of game too.

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Post by Simonsloth » May 12th, 2019, 10:00 pm

Jobobonobo wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Simonsloth wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 10:35 pm
11/05 Banjo Tooie

DK64, Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie back to back with all trinkets collected. I think I need a 3D platformer break before I tackle Nuts and Bolts but I throughly enjoyed the Banjo games. Tooie was an easier game to play but figuring out the tricks to get all the Jiggies was mentally taxing. Starting to see why Rare games were held in high regard.
Easier in relation to what? If it is compared to DK64 then definitely if only because the sheer amount of items to collect is far smaller than that game. I personally find Kazooie to be much easier with the exception of Rusty Bucket Bay and some bits of Clanker's Cavern. But yeah, the Banjo games are wonderful little adventures. And I second Leon on Nuts and Bolts being a very different beast from the N64 games. So if you want something different from running and jumping then this could be a good title to get into. Be interested to hear your thoughts on that one as it is definitely quite a divisive title for many.
It seemed to be that each game in the order I played them (Dk64-Kazooie-Tooie) was (at least to me) easier.

DK64 was hard because it controls poorly compared to the 360 enhanced Banjo games I played and some of the mini games were stupidly difficult. I also made it hard for myself using a cheap classic controller plugged into my WiiU wiimote.

Kazooie’s difficulty spikes were click clock wood, rusty bucket bay, quiz and final boss. I finished both the quiz and the final boss with one honeycomb with sweat beading my brow!

Tooie didn’t really have any hard bits to me gameplay wise and struck me as one part puzzle game, one part platformer whereas the others were heavier on the gameplay. I seemed to get lucky with the infamous race with the bird. After DK64 I did a google search on hardest bits in Banjo Kazooie so I was prepared for the worst parts. There was nothing in Tooie like the race through the boat to the Jiggie stuck behind the boat rotor blades in rusty bucket bay for example.

Perhaps it’s a a case of me getting incrementally better with each game and getting into the mindsight of the developers. I did play Star Fox Adventures end of last year too so I’m in the Rare zone right now.

Maybe I will give Nuts and Bolts a whirl now.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

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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)

A Dark Souls inspired 2D action/platformer/RPG. You probably know everything to expect from that description alone. It does have a rather unique system going for it. Instead of blocking, you have a focus meter. Taking hits removes from this meter first before eating into your health. It also doubles as your stamina meter. You are never stopped from attacking or rolling (a successful dodge also restores some of it) but this meter can go negative which causes the regeneration to slow down greatly. It could create a nice offense/defense back and forth for you. I say could because the game is on the easier side of things so going 100% offense and dodging attacks is more than enough to get through. It helps that as long as you have 2 HP or more, an attack can't kill you, always bringing you to 1 HP before you can take that fatal hit.

May 7 - Alwa's Awakening (PC)

An 8-bit metroidvania that could very well have been on the NES. It has a few nifty power-ups that work its way into the combat and puzzles well. There are side collectibles that let you get in extra damage to the bosses before the fight starts so it is a nice little bonus for exploring. Overall a pretty nice game.

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