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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » July 1st, 2019, 9:15 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)
Jun 16 - Yakuza Kiwami 2 - Majima Saga (PS4)
Jun 17 - Tetris Effect (PS4) (Normal)
Jun 23 - Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Switch)
Jun 24 - A Bird Story (PC)
Jun 29 - Crypt of the Necrodancer (Switch)(Cadence) (Jun 30 - Melody)

Loved it. It gets to a point where moving to the rhythm becomes automatic. Then you're thinking about everything moving in turns (i.e. the beat). Apart from that it seems to do the roguelite things well (I'm not a regular with the genre). The variety in weapons, items/spells and equipment is good and all combines for a good top down dungeon crawler.

I particularly liked zone 3's presentation. Levels are split in half between ice and fire with the music shifting between electronic (ice) and rock (fire) versions of the tracks as you move.

Cadence is the regular character. Melody is forced to have a particular weapon, but its strong and its only major drawback is a lack of range. With experience of the zones and that weapon, it was much easier. That unlocked Aria but she's a 2-hit kill (I think) and missing the beat also damages her. So I've moved on to Nocturna. She's from the DLC and has a rather difficult boss sequence at the end of zone 5 (the DLC zone). If I finish that I'll tack her on to the end of this clear.

Jun 30 - Motorsport Manager 3 (Android)

I won the top championship so I consider this completed.

Picked it up for free on a sale (not sure how that works). Nice presentation. Unfortunately I only discovered there were hard difficulty options after a few championships and it didn't feel right jumping up then. A bigger problem for the game is that there never felt there was any risk of things going wrong. It really is a case of going through the motions of raising money to improve facilities to improve the car to perform better in races to win more prize money and earn more sponsorship money and further improve. The game doesn't interrupt that cycle with events/incidents that go against you. From the game I got the impression that a higher difficulty wouldn't help

In the end I played it when there was nothing else to do and when I only had my phone. I won't go back to it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by stvnorman » July 2nd, 2019, 6:47 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 / 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 / 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)

Just realised June was two new but not new games book-ending a bunch of old classics. So glad to have finally played Final Fantasy 7 and Pilotwings, and got through the whole of the first Mega Man Legacy Collection. Resi 2 was fantastic too - second only to Baba is You as my game of the year so far.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » July 2nd, 2019, 10:56 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
Evil Within
3rd July

Prey (2017)

Loved it. Took far longer than the How Long To Beat estimates for completion as I found myself exploring every nook and cranny a la Bioshock and messed around with the various outcomes. Didn’t end up installing any typhoon mods so will play it again at some point to mess around with those.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » July 3rd, 2019, 2:23 am

Chopper wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 7:29 am
MajorGamer wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 6:05 am
Jun 24 - Halcyon 6 (PC)
...

I enjoyed the game enough and could certainly it it being someone else's jam.
Certainly has piqued my curiosity. How long did you spend with the game, do you reckon?
It took me about 15 hours to clear it on normal. This was for the Lightspeed version of the game that is supposedly faster than the Classic version. I have no idea what the exact differences are between them but you get both versions when buying it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » July 3rd, 2019, 6:30 am

Nice one, thanks Major.

I'm just going to wait till the next Humble is announced on July 5 and then will hoover up the rest of the games I want in the Steam Sale. I doubt any of them will headline the bundle but can't be too careful these days...
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July 2nd, 2019, 10:56 pm
Prey (2017)

Loved it. Took far longer than the How Long To Beat estimates for completion as I found myself exploring every nook and cranny a la Bioshock and messed around with the various outcomes. Didn’t end up installing any typhoon mods so will play it again at some point to mess around with those.
Great stuff! Did you get the trophy for
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Completing the game in the most empathetic manner possible :lol:
?

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Post by Simonsloth » July 3rd, 2019, 7:15 am

Chopper wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 6:30 am
Nice one, thanks Major.

I'm just going to wait till the next Humble is announced on July 5 and then will hoover up the rest of the games I want in the Steam Sale. I doubt any of them will headline the bundle but can't be too careful these days...
Simonsloth wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 10:56 pm
Prey (2017)

Loved it. Took far longer than the How Long To Beat estimates for completion as I found myself exploring every nook and cranny a la Bioshock and messed around with the various outcomes. Didn’t end up installing any typhoon mods so will play it again at some point to mess around with those.
Great stuff! Did you get the trophy for
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Completing the game in the most empathetic manner possible :lol:
?
No I didn’t. Bit gutted about that as I thought I had done enough for it. Not sure where I went wrong on that front if I’m honest. I might never get it as next time I’m going to do the polar opposite.

P.S when mooncrash gets a price drop I’ll be getting it as it’s got bundled VR stuff also. I think my game clock said 58 hours and at the end I wanted more so will look forward to that when it gets a price cut.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » July 3rd, 2019, 7:42 am

I didn't know Mooncrash had a VR element! I need to get right on that!!

*glances uneasily at 6-months-unused PSVR*

I don't think you'll regret buying Mooncrash when it's on sale. Really interesting stuff.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » July 3rd, 2019, 7:55 am

Chopper wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 7:42 am
I didn't know Mooncrash had a VR element! I need to get right on that!!

*glances uneasily at 6-months-unused PSVR*

I don't think you'll regret buying Mooncrash when it's on sale. Really interesting stuff.
Haha I’m the same. I just can’t get in the right mindset to want to hook it up.

It was added recently for free for mooncrash owners only

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Flabyo » July 3rd, 2019, 8:31 am

@simon
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Max empathy is kind of vague, even the achievement hunters haven’t yet nailed the exact things that guarantee it. But it seems you need to save everyone you can, and not hide things from people (you find out how much of a horrible person Morgan was, you have to own up to that when the opportunity presents itself)

The final scene with the grand reveal of what really happened should have given you some hints from what was said about what you might’ve missed.

There are a couple of non-standard game overs that are fun as well, such as just using the escape pod and screwing everyone over :).

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Post by Simonsloth » July 3rd, 2019, 8:59 am

Flabyo wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 8:31 am
@simon
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Max empathy is kind of vague, even the achievement hunters haven’t yet nailed the exact things that guarantee it. But it seems you need to save everyone you can, and not hide things from people (you find out how much of a horrible person Morgan was, you have to own up to that when the opportunity presents itself)

The final scene with the grand reveal of what really happened should have given you some hints from what was said about what you might’ve missed.

There are a couple of non-standard game overs that are fun as well, such as just using the escape pod and screwing everyone over :).
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yeah I did the escape pod one when I first had the opportunity then again when I blew up the station to see if it changed anything. I saw the achievement list where you escape in Dahl’s shuttle with him but didn’t get around to that one. The weird thing is my feedback from everyone at the end was so good that I can’t think of why I didn’t get it. The only thing I can think of is that I did the blowing up the station and nullwave transmitter missions concurrently so when I arrived at the bridge at the end I could press either switch. Igwe said something along the lines of I don’t think he even knew what he was doing. I killed quite a few humans too. Not sure really. I got a few trophies which I didn’t deserve like finding all crew and reading all emails when I didn’t. I thought I deserved this one.

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Post by Flabyo » July 3rd, 2019, 9:30 am

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Well killing possessed crew instead of knocking them out definitely counts against the empathy stat, not sure how many you can get away with though, cause I didn’t manage to save them all and I’ve got this one popped.

There’s basically a hidden morality meter in the game, and you never know which actions are adjusting it,

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Post by ReprobateGamer » July 4th, 2019, 9:14 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
July 3rd - Gears Of War 4 (story) - Xbox One

Completed the campaign last night. It remains a by the numbers retelling of a Gears story down to the enemy antagonist that is killed without any of their back story being revealed. The final chapter was a welcome diversion to the rest (though I'm not surprised that somehow Gears of War turned a mech fight into a cover shooter).
I'm looking forward to seeing what the Coalition do with the next one as they certainly proved capable but it wasn't a stretch.

Haven't yet tried any of the multiplayer but I've never been much of a Gears player outside of campaign runs so without buddies to go in with, I'm not tempted to go in (fun though Horde mode is)

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Post by Alex79uk » July 5th, 2019, 4:26 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)

Heard people go on about this game for years, equating it more to a fighting game than a sports title, but I'm not sure I'd go that far considering the very limited move set on each character. It's fun though, but not sure I'll go back to it much. Bet it would be a lot more fun against humans in couch multiplayer though.

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Post by ratsoalbion » July 5th, 2019, 5:07 pm

It’s all about the multiplayer.

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Post by duskvstweak » July 6th, 2019, 7:41 pm

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Chrono Trigger
Wolfenstein: The New Order
DOOM (2016)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Super Mario 64
Metro: Last Light
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Shovel Knight
The Last of Us
Valkyria Chronicles
Mad Max
Finished Suikoden (the first). Fun game with an involving story. It's short for a JRPG and that works in it's favor. Doesn't overstay it's welcome. I hear the second game is the superior one, and I look forward to playing it. But, easily recommend this older game if you haven't played it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » July 7th, 2019, 7:15 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)
Jun 16 - Yakuza Kiwami 2 - Majima Saga (PS4)
Jun 17 - Tetris Effect (PS4) (Normal) (Jul 6 - Expert)
Jun 23 - Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Switch)
Jun 24 - A Bird Story (PC)
Jun 29 - Crypt of the Necrodancer (Switch)(Cadence) (Jun 30 - Melody)
Jun 30 - Motorsport Manager 3 (Android)
Jul 3 - Finding Paradise (PC)

I'll get this out of the way first, while not essential, playing A Bird Story before this is highly recommended. Also it may be the only game I've played where the main character is called Colin ;) (even if we don't find that out until FP).

It didn't have as much of an emotional impact for me as To The Moon. That was quite a singular story about one man's life. This one deals a bit more with the nature of the doctors' work as well as their patient's life. Still, I found it very interesting and am fully on board for a future Episode 3 in the series.

I also added a Tetris Effect Expert clear to the list.

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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)

Had this game for ages and just hadn't found the time to play it. The gamepad controls were bugging out badly, and I'm so out of practice with mouse & keys that it took me a good 15 minutes to settle in to playing it. Thankfully, settle in I did, and before I knew it I was caught up in cleaning Gabriel's apartment and the revolution going on outside it.

I have a lot of time for Tale Of Tales' games, and Sunset further justified that faith. A slow, deliberate game, and one I'm sure I'll be mulling over for a long time to come.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by seansthomas » July 8th, 2019, 6:22 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

Looking forward to listening to the show of this one. Fascinating game which I had even more appreciation of after I watched the Featurette extra.

Left me feeling uneasy, challenged (mentally and gameplay wise), sympathetic, confused and exhausted - often all at once.

Senua is acted incredibly well and the plot did a great job of never being explicit but heavily helping me figure out what I was supposed to feel.

Puzzles and platforming were decent if a bit unmemorable, though I loved having to reforge bits of the environment through focusing in the right areas. That was a very smart analogy.

Combat was pretty tough at times but I grew to love it. Liked the sense of a constant uphill battle which even begins by not telling you the controls. I wonder if that decaying arm mechanic that warned me of limited deaths would have ever played out...?

Very smart port too. Switches between high res rendered cut scenes into action seamlessly. Generally looked stunning on the Switch. Only thing that gave it away at times was the character model herself feeling a bit blurrier and discoloured compared to the environment.

Ninja Theory did a great job here. I enjoyed Enslaved a lot but kudos for taking this on and pulling it off so well. Not sure I see myself replaying it any time soon but I'm so glad I bought and experienced it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Scrustle » July 8th, 2019, 7:12 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
21/05 - RiME
22/05 - Remember Me
20/06 - Bioshock
08/07 - Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2

This was a moderately fun time, but it's not going to impress anyone as an example of the genre. It's one of those B-tier platformers from the PS2 era that was very derivative of what Sony were putting out at the time, with a lack of polish and stiff simplistic controls. My thoughts in general haven't changed much from this post here but I do have a few things to add. While most of levels are pretty short, some of them do start getting a bit longer towards the end of the game. Still pretty linear, but are a much bigger time investment than the usual bit-sized stage. There's also a bunch of levels where you pilot mechs or vehicles. They're pretty one-note, but inoffensive. It feels fun to be powerful in a mech and tear your way through enemies, but you're basically just mashing the punch button over and over thoughtlessly. Although, you could say the same thing about the usual combat with boomerangs. At least there you have a lot of variety in your tools.

While I like this game, I think I prefer the original. Pretty much the biggest draw to these games is the Australian theming of everything, and that was done better in the first. You got to see a lot of cartoon-ified versions of lots of diverse areas you might see in the Australian countryside. It felt like they put real care in trying to represent the continent, at least as a caricature. Here though it feels like more of an afterthought. It still has that Australian feel to it, but it doesn't feel like they were trying as hard to really make it a focal point of the game. The way the world and levels are constructed feels like it's taken a step down in production value too. Level design feels really straightforward and like there wasn't much inspiration behind it, and everything feels a bit flat, both metaphorically and literally. But I do at least like the idea of being able to drive around the overworld, making it feel like a more cohesive whole than a bunch of isolated levels. It's just in practice the old method worked better.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » July 9th, 2019, 6:26 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)

A platformer with a season changing gimmick. Each level (only 8 total with 4 bosses) is set in one of the four seasons and you can switch the season (it is a set one per level) which will change some of the obstacles on screen. It really doesn't amount to too much, mostly just changing the season to get whatever it is out of the way and then switching back. It does look great, though.

You mostly attack with a crossbow and my problem with it is how over animated it is. You can very easily be locked into the animation of putting the crossbow away after your attack and proceed to take a hit because of it. There are also collectibles to be found that could have been done much better. For one, some require attacks you only get after a boss which forces needless back tracking to get everything. For another, some are incredibly obnoxious to get. This is because some only appear after you land on the platform it would be on so you need to walk over every platform just to be sure nothing randomly pops up.

Jul 4 - Battle Princess Madelyn (Switch)

This is a game of two halves. It has an Arcade mode and a Story mode. Both have entirely different levels to them and systems. Arcade mode plays like Ghouls n Ghosts except all armor/weapons are random drops from enemies. There are also lots of blind jumps because the camera isn't great. It needed to be zoomed out a bit more or let you see more things below you. Story mode has quests to get your weapons where you can switch between them at will once obtained and a blacksmith where you upgrade your armor. Blind jumps are still here but this mode has a map that you can open to see them off-screen so it isn't as bad. Story mode also has poor loading times which is very weird since Arcade mode has none. Both modes have the same life system. It costs magic to revive and simply killing enemies recharges your magic. It is as abusable as it sounds like. Bosses only have two attacks each and way too much life so they honestly become boring.

I think they really needed to focus on one mode to iron out the kinks in it instead of having two sub-par modes.

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