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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 13th, 2019, 4:41 am

KSubzero1000 wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 6:04 pm
I'm not too fond of isometric camera angles, but the gameplay looks and sounds like a lot of fun.
Isometric works quite well here, probably due to the grid structure, and there’s generally very little obfuscation of sight lines, expected result etc.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » June 13th, 2019, 6:51 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)

This does the first person dungeon crawler thing. You get a bit of variety in the classes you can choose along with a talent tree to boost abilities and get new ones. Combat mostly expects you to stand in front of enemies and trade blows but you can kite enemies given enough room. Puzzles are either straight forward or are trial and error so not much to speak of there. The map is a bit obnoxious, though. Floors mostly look the same without landmarks so its easy to get lost and you need to find the map of a floor to be able to see it in the game. That wouldn't be bad in itself but the map is often placed near the end of the floor.

If you just want to go through the game, it is fine, but nothing noteworthy. My big problem with the game is when you try to play on the harder difficulties. Secrets become required for the extra gear you find in them and that is fine. What isn't fine is that all gear in the game is determined by RNG so you can be playing perfectly but get into unwinnable situations due to not getting enough upgrades on your gear.

Jun 5 - Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom (Switch)

Did you play Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap? Well, this builds off the backbone of that and makes a superior game to it. The transformations you get can be switched whenever you need to and they are all useful. There is also a nice variety of platforming as well as a few puzzles to work through. It's real good stuff.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » June 13th, 2019, 10:02 am

Chopper wrote:
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.
I installed Prey 2017 last night so that’s going to be my next conquest. I know you’re a fan of mooncrash but is that paid DLC or included.

I had to spend a silly amount of time trimming my PS4 hard drive to create the space for the game. It’s crazy how any physical game requires 20-50gb of hard disc space. Makes me appreciate sticking a cartridge in the N64 a whole lot more.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 13th, 2019, 10:34 am

Simonsloth wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 10:02 am
I installed Prey 2017 last night so that’s going to be my next conquest. I know you’re a fan of mooncrash but is that paid DLC or included.
Paid dlc unless you’re lucky enough to have the deluxe version I’m afraid :?

Time enough for that later when you find out if you like the base game. And I haven’t heard mention of it being included in the podcast so it probably doesn’t fit your relentless gaming schedule :D

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » June 13th, 2019, 12:21 pm

Chopper wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 10:34 am
Simonsloth wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 10:02 am
I installed Prey 2017 last night so that’s going to be my next conquest. I know you’re a fan of mooncrash but is that paid DLC or included.
Paid dlc unless you’re lucky enough to have the deluxe version I’m afraid :?

Time enough for that later when you find out if you like the base game. And I haven’t heard mention of it being included in the podcast so it probably doesn’t fit your relentless gaming schedule :D
Haha i prefer to view as my methodical approach to handling my stupidly massive backlog courtesy of C&R. Possibly means I am the most out of touch with modern games as a result! Also I spent a fortune last year on various consoles to address the gaps but this year I’ve spent a net £5.73p on videogames!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Indiana747 » June 14th, 2019, 12:34 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.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by dezm0nd » June 15th, 2019, 3:23 pm

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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
May 19th - Rage 2
May 26th - Guacamelee 2

June 4th - Gato Roboto
June 14th - Dishonoured Death of the Outsider

A very good, shorter burst of this series. Still dont enjoy the plot but the game is satisfying

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by seansthomas » June 16th, 2019, 7:54 am

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

Been a while since I could add to this list. Have either been replaying lengthy games with the kids we've still not beaten (Mario Odyssey, Breath of the wild), hit a wall I can't overcome or bailed at (Starlink, Virtua Racing, Valkyria Chronicles) or playing games that don't ever really end (Picross, Rocket League, etc).

Picked this up the other day though and was keen to play it after I'd heard such good things.

And maybe it's showing its age or it's been expanded upon by newer titles, but I dunno... It didn't do much for me?

Felt a bit heavy handed compared to titles that came before it like Ico, didn't hit me in the heart like Gris or Rime managed or make me think like Firewatch, Night in the woods or Oxenfree did. All those games seem to have a singular point or moment they're building up to, but Brothers felt patchy and never quite gelled with its melding of mythology, family, loss and adventure.

Liked the idea of using a different stick to control each character and a couple of the puzzles were good, but yeah... solid 6/10 try that missed the mark for me.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by James » June 16th, 2019, 3:12 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)

Rolled credits on Furi, though I didn't make it all the way to the end until the following day. A D-Rank performance, the game's end screen reliably informed me,. Though I get the impression that first playthroughs are unlikely to be highly ranked.

More on the podcast, of course. See you on Issue 374!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Michiel K » June 16th, 2019, 4:22 pm

16-6 - Furi (PC)

Finally got the post credits boss today. And what James said.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » June 16th, 2019, 7:55 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)

After finishing the main game in January, I left this for a while as I wasn't ready for another 5-10 hours of Yakuza straight after.

Turns out I needn't have bothered waiting, its less than two hours. There are no substories or distractions apart from the minigames (darts, pool, karaoke) that are in the main game. Cutscenes probably make up a third to a half of the running time (this is what would happen if all the side stuff was removed from the main games too) The plot is inconsequential apart from showing why Majima is running a legitimate construction company in the main game. Majima is overpowered even compared to the usual Yakuza beatdowns. All said, its a pretty weak addition to the game.

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Post by Alex79uk » June 17th, 2019, 11:09 am

I really want to play Kiwami 2 after really enjoying Zero and the remake of the first game, but for some reason it never seems to come on a sale! Kiwami and Zero are always in the sale, but I'm holding out!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Caligulas Horse » June 17th, 2019, 2:20 pm

I finished Suikoden 2 over the weekend, it made me sad that I had to finish it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Beck » June 17th, 2019, 2:40 pm

Chopper wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 5:56 am

I have this lined up for my Great Summer of Gaming. The problem is really one of getting stuck in - at some point your backlog fills up with absolutely massive games, as you pick the low-hanging fruit, so I have this, Pillars, and half a dozen massive 4xes sitting there staring me down at the moment. Intimidating.
Sorry bud, just spotted this.Haha, I'm the same. Pillars is on that list but I don't think it can hold up to Divinity so perhaps it will stay on that list of shame forever. I'd recommend Divinity though ;)

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Beck » June 17th, 2019, 2:43 pm

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January
God of War (2018)
Yoku's Island Express - Switch
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
February
A Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
March
Resident Evil 2 - Lean side A
May
Divinity Original Sin 2
Zelda - Breath of the Wild
Uncharted 4
June

Batman Arkham Asylum - Man, what a game. Still one of my favourite games of all time.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole - This was kind of a disappointment. Loads of repetition in both gameplay and assets and empty spots with no music or interest which made the game drag. Would I recommend it? Meh.

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Post by duskvstweak » June 17th, 2019, 3:16 pm

I finished Mad Max. It's such a strange game. I wouldn't say I had tons of fun playing it, but there was something gently satisfying about just cleaning up the map, akin to carpet cleaning. It was the perfect game for where my heads been at.
It's one of those games, where if someone could only have one game for a month or two, I'd suggest it. It would keep them busy and they'd feel like they got their money's worth.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » June 17th, 2019, 9:09 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 11:09 am
I really want to play Kiwami 2 after really enjoying Zero and the remake of the first game, but for some reason it never seems to come on a sale! Kiwami and Zero are always in the sale, but I'm holding out!
Kiwami 2 has only been out about 10 months I'd guess. I think the sale prices for Yakuzas start about a year after release.
Caligulas Horse wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 2:20 pm
I finished Suikoden 2 over the weekend, it made me sad that I had to finish it.
Good to hear, its a fantastic game that has aged very well over the last 20 years.
The game as a few endings, the best of which requires all 108 stars of destiny (characters). Ending spolilers ahead.
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I actually preferred the ending I got. Nanami and Jowy survive in the best ending. It's nice but it felt like a cop out given the tone of the game

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » June 17th, 2019, 9:20 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)
The easiest way to describe it is Lumines: Tetris Edition and a lot of the cool ways the gameplay, sound and visuals interact are all present and correct but this really does feel like a step up from those games. Of course I only played it on a 1080p screen with headphones and despite never having used VR, its obvious that the visuals were designed for VR and would look stunning with it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by dezm0nd » June 18th, 2019, 12:03 am

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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
May 19th - Rage 2
May 26th - Guacamelee 2

June 4th - Gato Roboto
June 14th - Dishonoured Death of the Outsider
June 17th - Cadence of Hyrule
Cadence of hyrule - loved it

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by duskvstweak » June 18th, 2019, 12:21 am

Caligulas Horse wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 2:20 pm
I finished Suikoden 2 over the weekend, it made me sad that I had to finish it.
I just started the first game last night!

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