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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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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » June 8th, 2019, 10:22 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)

Slowly making my way through the series. I remember this being my favorite of the Ezio trilogy, and it's still a really good game. Much shorter than AC2, but it introduces loads of cool stuff like calling on the assassins and sending them out on missions etc. I really like the story, and contrary to popular opinion, really enjoy the Desmond side of the story too. It ends on a total cliffhanger, and IIRC Revelations picks up literally where it leaves off. I'll find out if I'm right a little later in the year, and looking forward to it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by stvnorman » June 9th, 2019, 9:09 am

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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 (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 / Switch)
25 Apr: Moonlighter (Switch)
26 Apr: Sega Ages Out Run (Switch)
Updates for May...
6 May: Mega Man 5 (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)

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Essell37 » June 9th, 2019, 5:11 pm

Finished in 2019
Batman : Arkham City (PS4)
What Remains Of Edith Finch (PS4)
Bioshock 2 (PS4) (+ Minerva’s Den)
Spyro 1 (PS4)
Burly Men At Sea (PS4)
Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider (PS4)
Dark Souls (PS4)
Bioshock Infinite (PS4)
The Last Of Us (PS4)
Call Of Duty WWII (PS4)
Batman : Arkham Origins (PS4)
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare (PS4)
Bulletstorm (PS4)
Journey (PS4)
Wolfenstein II : The New Colossus (PS4)
Star Wars Battlefront II (PS4)
Amber’s Airline (!) (iOS)
Hellblade : Senua’s Sacrifice (Xbox One)
Life Is Strange (Xbox One)
Halo : Combat Evolved (Xbox One)

Currently playing
Deus Ex : Mankind Divided (PS4)
The Gardens Between (Xbox One)
Celeste (Xbox One)
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider (Xbox One)
Alien : Blackout (iOS)
Stardew Valley (iOS)
Steam World Heist (iOS)
Bully (iOS)

Started but fallen by the wayside (will pick up again eventually)
Witcher 3 (PS4)
Fallout 4 (PS4)

Dip into every now and then
Gran Turismo Sport (PS4)
F1 2017 (PS4)
Dirt 4 (PS4)
Bloodbowl 2 (PS4)
Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One)
Slayaway Camp (iOS)

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Pitwar » June 10th, 2019, 7:23 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)
8th Jun - Blood & Truth (PS4 Pro)

As is normally the case for games made for VR, Blood & Truth isn't very long and can be played through in a couple of sittings. However, it's the most fun I've had playing a game in VR and is a must play if you have the tech to do so.

Some of the set pieces in this game are amazing to experience in VR, and more than once I was in awe of what I was seeing around me. The story is simple but entertaining enough, with even a couple of moments that make you sit back and think if you really just saw what you just saw.

My only complaint was casued by a glitch which meant after I died in a certain area, I was constantly respawned without a gun so it was impossible for me to progress. As the game doesn't give you the option of restarting missions I had to load up an old save and replay about an hour and a half worth of the game.

On the whole it was great fun, and definitely a game I'll replay at some point and show off to friends who fancy seeing what VR is all about.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 10th, 2019, 9:51 am

Pitwar wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 7:23 am
.. definitely a game I'll replay at some point and show off to friends who fancy seeing what VR is all about.
Given that it didn't allow you to restart chapters, when you finish the game, does it give you the option to select a chapter to play, eg in London Heist you could stick on the van shooting bit for your mates?

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Pitwar » June 10th, 2019, 10:05 am

Chopper wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 9:51 am
Pitwar wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 7:23 am
.. definitely a game I'll replay at some point and show off to friends who fancy seeing what VR is all about.
Given that it didn't allow you to restart chapters, when you finish the game, does it give you the option to select a chapter to play, eg in London Heist you could stick on the van shooting bit for your mates?
Yeah, you can replay all the missions, but for example if you play mission 15 it'll just be that, it won't then jump to mission 16 automatically.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 10th, 2019, 2:10 pm

Good to know. I've hit a bit of a VR lull, so won't be getting this anytime soon. I was buying loads of VR games at one stage, 'to support the product,' so I have a bit of a backlog for when I start playing again.

Into the Breach (PC)

Finished this on Easy (this is starting to become a habit) and not sure if I'll go back and finish it properly on normal. That said, I've closed the game down several times already only to open it 30 seconds later and start a new game.

It's pretty good.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 12th, 2019, 5:50 pm

Into the Breach on Normal Difficulty

Jesus Christ, that was hard as nails. Absolutely delighted to get it over with and put it behind me :lol:

Total games 41. Total losses 37. :?

For those familiar with the game:

I was in a sticky spot at the very end with 5 power (lives) left and the baddies lined up to knock out 5 on the final turn, and poised to destroy the win condition (vague for spoiler reasons):

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I had to sacrifice my best pilot (indicated by the skull and crossbones) by positioning them in that lava line in order to knock away a hornet. You will be remembered, Lily Reed*:

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Victory!
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*you probably will and all, this game is probably seared into my memory. What a relief to finish it. Absolutely elated.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by KSubzero1000 » June 12th, 2019, 5:57 pm

Chopper wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Victory!
Yay, congrats!

I've been curious about this game before, but I think I'll go for the Switch version when the time comes.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 12th, 2019, 6:02 pm

You should DEFINITELY get it. Joking aside!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by KSubzero1000 » June 12th, 2019, 6:04 pm

Chopper wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 6:02 pm
You should DEFINITELY get it. Joking aside!
Okay, I will. :)

I'm not too fond of isometric camera angles, but the gameplay looks and sounds like a lot of fun.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » June 12th, 2019, 8:24 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

June:
Super Meat Boy
12th June

Evil Within

Finished for the second time. I think I preferred it second time around. Was a lot easier what with having all the weapons in new game plus so certain parts were nowhere near as tense. A few dodgy design decisions but overall much better than I remember. I’m actually looking forward to getting my teeth into the sequel,

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 13th, 2019, 4:39 am

Are you going to dive right in to the sequel or take a break? I can see both approaches working but would want to take a break myself.

The sequel is really something to look forward to, it’s a very interesting example of the genre mash-ups we’ve seen later this gen. Possibly at the expense of the ‘horror’ but hey ho.

That of course could mean you hate it, but these games have generally succeeded for me.

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