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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Scrustle » September 6th, 2019, 9:03 am

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September 6th, 2019, 8:31 am

SEP - Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS4)
That game was the last time I cared about any AC game, and I always thought it was somewhat underrated. Mechanically, it's the best of the Ezio games. I don't think it gets enough credit for that. It reached a good balance where parkour had a lot of tricks to it, so it felt truly fluid and your ability to move around wasn't impaired by clunkiness. But at the same time, it wasn't fully automated and still required some level of input from the player. It was also the only time in those games were I felt like stealth was something worth trying, with all the bombs and gadgets you get.

I don't really remember anything about the story though. Even playing it at the time it seemed to wash over me without anything really sinking in. It wasn't for it being too close to Brotherhood either for me. I was already starting to feel the burnout on the series by then, and so I stalled on getting around to Revelations until quite a while after it came out. And then even as I was playing and enjoying it, I already knew I probably wouldn't be able to stomach any more of the series. That has proven to be true since. And I have a feeling if I tried to go back to this one, I would probably not like it anymore either.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by DomsBeard » September 6th, 2019, 11:06 am

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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
Life Is Strange Season 2 Episode 2 Rules

Amazing, Had my head in my hands close to tears at the end. Don't know if it's because I have two boys myself or what but how my decisions (all with the best intentions) panned out nearly did me in :lol:

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by KSubzero1000 » September 6th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Scrustle wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 9:03 am
Alex79uk wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 8:31 am

SEP - Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS4)
That game was the last time I cared about any AC game
Same here! The series completely lost its appeal for me after Revelations.

Interestingly enough, the story is the main positive thing I remember about it, the AC gameplay formula having already grown stale for me at that point. There is a nice scene towards the end that puts a neat bow on the then-storyline in a way that resonated with me, especially thanks to the fantastic piece of music playing over it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Flabyo » September 6th, 2019, 12:59 pm

I can recommend trying AC Odyssey if you weren’t a fan of 4, Black flag, unity etc...

(Origins is the point where they massively changed the formula, but Odyssey is the better game I think, it plays more like the Witcher games, or even Skyrim, now compared to where it was before)

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Post by KSubzero1000 » September 6th, 2019, 1:10 pm

Flabyo wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 12:59 pm
I can recommend trying AC Odyssey if you weren’t a fan of 4, Black flag, unity etc...

(Origins is the point where they massively changed the formula, but Odyssey is the better game I think, it plays more like the Witcher games, or even Skyrim, now compared to where it was before)
There are elements about Odyssey that I like and it's probably the one I would be most likely to try out of all the new games.

However, given my general reservations with open world checkbox RPGs like these, I still doesn't feel like a wise time investment for me at the moment. I like TW3 a lot, but one of those every few years is more than enough. I'm also not totally comfortable buying massive AAA games with a two-three years development cycle knowing the kind of working conditions that are usually associated with them.

AC also takes a very Hollywood approach to its storytelling that I'm becoming increasingly critical of.

Now, if AC went in a more structured, Prince of Persia-esque direction with a top-tier combat system, then... Who knows? Probably not gonna happen, though.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » September 6th, 2019, 1:18 pm

I'm planning on playing the entire series, enjoying it so far. I've been really looking forward to Black Flag and beyond as that's as far as I ever made it as the games were released.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Flabyo » September 6th, 2019, 1:27 pm

And because no one asked for it, my opinion of the AC games I’ve played from best to worst...

Odyssey, Brotherhood, Origins, Syndicate, 2, 4, 3, Revelations, Rogue, 1, Chronicles: China, Rebellion, Unity.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » September 6th, 2019, 1:36 pm

Flabyo wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 1:27 pm
And because no one asked for it, my opinion of the AC games I’ve played from best to worst...

Odyssey, Brotherhood, Origins, Syndicate, 2, 4, 3, Revelations, Rogue, 1, Chronicles: China, Rebellion, Unity.
I was just about to ask.... ;)

I haven’t played odyssey but if we are doing rankings I would say:
Brotherhood, Origins, Syndicate, 2, 4, 3, 1, Revelations, unity, Rogue, Rebellion.

I’ve never replayed any of them aside from a bit of Black Flag as I can’t bring myself to. The moment I see that map again I just think there’s more to life than this and switch it off.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » September 6th, 2019, 2:30 pm

KSubzero1000 wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Now, if AC went in a more structured, Prince of Persia-esque direction with a top-tier combat system, then... Who knows? Probably not gonna happen, though.
I like the sound of that! Definitely, a spin off game along those lines but with the AC world lore would be pretty cool.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » September 6th, 2019, 2:32 pm

Flabyo wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 1:27 pm
And because no one asked for it, my opinion of the AC games I’ve played from best to worst...

Odyssey, Brotherhood, Origins, Syndicate, 2, 4, 3, Revelations, Rogue, 1, Chronicles: China, Rebellion, Unity.
Is Unity last more for technical issues, or is it just not a good game? I remember what a state it was in at launch, but am hoping they've patched most of that stuff now. I like the sound of the setting and time period, quite looking forward to that one.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by DomsBeard » September 6th, 2019, 2:37 pm

My wife is at 200 hours into Odyssey and it is a great game.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Flabyo » September 6th, 2019, 6:35 pm

AC Unity is just... dull.

I didn’t like the main character, and the engine being new also means that a lot of the fancier traversal stuff you’re used to from the previous games is gone. Getting around in the game felt like hard work. It just felt like it was... there. Nothing about it is memorable, I couldn’t even tell you much about what happened in it.

It’s also designed around the idea that you’re going to play it in four player co-op, so feels a structurally weird played solo.

AC Syndicate is so much better, if only for the way more likeable Frye twins you play as. (But they also fixed the traversal, and gave it a more interesting plot)

As I say though, I much prefer the newer design direction since Origins.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » September 6th, 2019, 8:05 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

July:
Prey 2017
Evil within 2
Ground Zeroes
Pilotwings 64

August:
DJ Hero
Castlevania: SOTN
Kirbys Epic Yarn
SMB 3

September:
Batman Arkham Origins
September 6th:
DJ Hero 2

Completed Empire mode. I like it but don’t love it. The only thing that kept me going was trying to beat Colin’s scores when I was doing each mix.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » September 6th, 2019, 8:34 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 emulation)
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)
Jul 13 - Sorcery! (Android)
Jul 16 - DJ Hero (PS3)
Jul 18 - Mega Man 3 (3DS)
Aug 13 - Spider-Man (PS4)
Sep 6 - DJ Hero 2 (PS3)

Got all 325 stars in the end. Even had a couple of Simon's scores to go up against right at the end. :)

There's a few gameplay differences between this and the first game but they're pretty inconsequential. Prefer the tracks in the first game so therefore I prefer that one.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » September 7th, 2019, 3:02 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)
Aug 26 - Typoman (PC)
Sep 4 - Mercenaries Saga: Will of the White Lions (Switch)

A tactics RPG that is fine. There are no spare recruits and the people you get in your party is set. Due to how the leveling curve works, you can only keep up with it on your main 6 and any others would require grinding to keep up. It can be tricky to decide who to use because each character learns different skills even if they start off as the same class as another character. The last couple missions are also a big difficulty spike from everything else. It does do a fairly neat thing where some choices you make during the game affects what map you go to next. There is even one in the middle of the game that completely changes where the story goes and the maps you do from that point on. Nothing outstanding but still a fun playthough.

Sep 4 - The Surge (PC)

I was very hesitant to play this because their previous game, Lords of the Fallen, was not good. This one, though is good. In a nutshell, it is sci-fi Dark Souls. It does some cool things to set it apart. Instead of just targeting enemies, you can target specific parts of most enemies (head, body, arms, legs). These bits can also be armored or unarmored. The unarmored bits take more damage but if you focus the armored ones, your finisher will severe that part and you can collect it, gaining you parts for that armor for you to upgrade your own as well as the schematic for the one the enemy was wearing if you didn't already have it. Plus cutting off their weapon arm will cause their weapon to drop. No grinding needed to get what you want!

There is a bit of a lack of enemy variety though. It is almost entirely humans and there are only 3 or so movesets you'll run into most of the game. It also takes place entirely in a building so environment variety is also lacking. The story is worth paying attention to, at least. Still, there is room for improvement and I'll be interested to see where The Surge 2 goes.

Sep 6 - Rise & Shine (PC)

This sure was a game. A basic run n gun shooter (I use the word "run" lightly as you need to stop to shoot) that is heavily reliant on trial and error to get through. There are also some basic puzzles. Really isn't anything else to say here.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » September 7th, 2019, 5:27 am

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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)
SEP - Yakuza Kiwami 2: The Majima Saga (PS4)
SEP - Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS4)
SEP - Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4)

Pretty good. Not much more to say! Performed terribly on my console, but the story was ok and the detective bits fairly cool.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » September 7th, 2019, 7:59 am

@MajorGamer - agreed on The Surge. I also found the last level or two to be very confusingly laid out. I have actually been at the last boss for a couple of years now, I must reinstall and finish him off one of these days.

Re: tactics RPGs....have you considered getting Battle Brothers? It is very good, though damned hard.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » September 7th, 2019, 10:32 am

MajorGamer wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 3:02 am
Sep 6 - Rise & Shine (PC)

This sure was a game. A basic run n gun shooter (I use the word "run" lightly as you need to stop to shoot)
A run or gun game, if you like.

I'm here all week.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Combine Hunter » September 7th, 2019, 5:01 pm

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15/02 - Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
17/02 - Final Fantasy VIII (PS Vita)
18/02 - FAR: Lone Sails (PC)
14/04 - Final Fantasy IX (PS Vita)
28/04 - Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (PC)
09/05 - Devil May Cry 5 (PC)
11/05 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PC)
26/05 - Observation (PC)
04/06 - Katana Zero (Switch)
29/06 - Dino Crisis (PS3)
13/07 - Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4)
31/07 - Outer Wilds (PC)
08/08 - Gato Roboto (Switch)
13/08 - DOOM II: Hell on Earth (PC - BFG Edition version)
14/08 - Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Edelgard's campaign (Switch)
07/09 - The Evil Within 2 (PC)

I really, really enjoyed this game. There are sections of it that are amongst my favourite in the survival horror genre. Unfortunately there is a twist 2/3 or 3/4 of the way through, that kind of pushes the game in an aesthetic and level design direction closer to the first game and I guess it was meant to be nostalgic, but I have WAY more affection for the original design ideas that this game was demonstrating earlier. It manages to end on a high note though, which makes that dip into dullness forgivable. Recommended, but a few tweaks away from being as great as something like the RE2 Remake.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Pitwar » September 8th, 2019, 5:05 pm

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)
8th Aug - Resident Evil 2 (PS4 Pro)
6th Sep - Man of Medan (PS4 Pro)

A very short game, but the fact it was released at a budget price means that's easier to swallow.

Man of Medan is always going to be compared to Until Dawn and while it's not as good as that, it's still fun and has plenty of the magic experienced in that game.

Definitely worth your time if you like games of this ilk.

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