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Games Completed 2019

Post by dezm0nd » January 1st, 2019, 6:33 am

Happy New Year! Welcome to a brand new thread of doing what we do best; finishing videogames and chatting about them.

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Post by ReprobateGamer » January 1st, 2019, 1:36 pm

Jan 1st - Lego Marvel Avengers

Technically this was a yesterday post - just that whole having to work thing getting in the way ...

This was a 100% completion of a game that I've been playing on and off (often with a daughter) since christmas 2017. I think I may go on record to say that this is the game that best works as what a lego game can be. It has a simple free-roam mechanic in a city that woks because the controls are reasonably decent (compared to the flying mechanics in marvel super heroes, or batman); it doesn't have the complications of lord of the rings, harry potter or star wars 3 and it's not trying too hard to be GTA lite (city undercover and the incredibles).
It's not perfect - I've yet to find a lego game that doesn't freeze at some point, I continue to despair at the lack of a customised group and theres no four player option - but I would recommend the game as an example of why the lego games can work well.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ThirdMan » January 1st, 2019, 2:35 pm

01 Jan: Chuchel (Android)

This was my first Amanita Design title and it was an absolute riot. A point-and-click puzzle game with surreal, often grotesque imagery. It's Looney Tunes by way of Python-era Terry Gilliam with a touch of the guttural sound design of David Firth's Salad Fingers, except it's much cuter and funnier than all of that would suggest. I understand that it's quite a departure from their earlier works (Machinarim, Botanicula and the Samorost series) so I seem to have picked an unusual jumping-on point. But I'll definitely be working my way through their back catalogue. The studio was recently profiled in Edge and they're exactly the type of unique, spirited developers I like to support.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by OneCreditBen » January 1st, 2019, 2:59 pm

01 Jan.

Minder - Spectrum

It's hard to know where to begin with this one.

I've got a few new emulators for my next Season of One Credit Classics and I've finally got a decent recording spectrum emulator.

Minder is a hilarious text based trading game where you have to buy clearly stolen items from traders in pubs and sell them to a selection of buyers. All this whilst trying not to get arrested by Chisholm and also trying not to get filled in by someone that you might have sold 50 water damaged Betamax video recorders to. It's also super non-pc, as you might imagine, with loads of hilariously bad slurs and language. In the end, I made a fairly decent profit of a few grand, not a bad sum in the early 80's, but I can't help feel I can do a bit better.

A lot of fun though.

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Post by Chopper » January 1st, 2019, 3:37 pm

:lol:

WANT ANY COCKS

Minder, that is amazing as a game completed 2019 :D .

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Post by dezm0nd » January 1st, 2019, 4:07 pm

Jan 1 - Cat Quest

Enjoyable, simple hack n slash on Switch. Cute as a button with just enough hooks to make it a good podcast game.

Worth it for the sale price which is 4 quid.

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Post by ratsoalbion » January 1st, 2019, 4:43 pm

OneCreditBen wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 2:59 pm
01 Jan.

Minder - Spectrum

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Post by Alex79uk » January 1st, 2019, 4:56 pm

The Speccy (and C64/Amstrad) was brilliant for games like that. I remember loving Adrian Mole, too. Definitely worth a look, I remember it being quite funny as a kid.

http://www.crashonline.org.uk/23/adrian_mole.htm
ThirdMan wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 2:35 pm
01 Jan: Chuchel (Android)
Sounds interesting! Just downloaded it

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Post by ratsoalbion » January 1st, 2019, 5:00 pm

Grange Hill too of course. Neighbours.

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Post by ThirdMan » January 1st, 2019, 5:17 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 4:56 pm
ThirdMan wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 2:35 pm
01 Jan: Chuchel (Android)
Sounds interesting! Just downloaded it
Great!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ThirdMan » January 1st, 2019, 6:08 pm

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01 Jan: Chuchel (Android)
01 Jan: Rocketman (Web)
01 Jan: The Quest for the Rest (Web)
01 Jan: Questionaut (Web)


Continuing my Amanita Design playthrough with these three early promotional/educational pieces.

The first, Rocketman, is essentially an interactive Nike advert starring NBA player Vince Carter. Forgetting about the content, and just looking at how it's presented, it's interesting to see that Amanita had by that stage already committed to having the player really search the screen for the interactive elements. There's no flashing icons or helpful prompts. You need to look at the image and think, in practical terms, about how to proceed.

The second, much more substantial, offering is The Quest for the Rest, which is a three-part promotional puzzle game for the Polyphonic Spree's 2004 album, Together We're Heavy. You can see the studio really clicking into gear at this point, with artwork and a puzzle-style reminiscent of their later work. On a personal note, this was a very pleasant discovery as I remember chancing upon The Polyphonic Spree at the Witnness Music Festival in 2003. I've rather enjoyed both of these random encounters. Until next time, then!

The third, Questionaut, is a BAFTA-nominated educational-piece created for the BBC and it's a delight! There are eight beautifully-drawn scenarios and, having figured out how to interact with each one, you're then asked a series of questions on the English language, mathematics and the natural sciences. The words 'BBC educational videogame' are enough to send shivers down my spine however this is a lovely little thing and a credit to everyone involved.

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Post by OneCreditBen » January 1st, 2019, 6:22 pm

Chopper wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 3:37 pm
:lol:

WANT ANY COCKS

Minder, that is amazing as a game completed 2019 :D .
Mr Daley?
My names Spider Groat.
Looking for tins of gludge?

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Post by OneCreditBen » January 1st, 2019, 6:26 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 4:43 pm
OneCreditBen wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 2:59 pm
01 Jan.

Minder - Spectrum
Absolute banger if you're being honest.

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Post by OneCreditBen » January 1st, 2019, 6:38 pm

Also realistically my contribution to this thread is going to be niche old games and various versions of Ghouls N Ghosts!

Got a better score on Minder by the way. Made £4000 selling, and I quote, 'Nucleonik Ferkinators'.

Amazing. I must have missed that episode of Minder where Arthur became an international arms dealer, and Terry chinned Colonel Gadaffi in the Winchester.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by oni-link » January 1st, 2019, 10:39 pm

dezm0nd wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 4:07 pm
Jan 1 - Cat Quest

Enjoyable, simple hack n slash on Switch. Cute as a button with just enough hooks to make it a good podcast game.

Worth it for the sale price which is 4 quid.
How long did Cat Quest take to beat?

Also a more general question, is this thread just for games we have beaten in 2019, or can we also discuss games we're in the process of beating?

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Post by KSubzero1000 » January 1st, 2019, 11:23 pm

oni-link wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 10:39 pm
Also a more general question, is this thread just for games we have beaten in 2019, or can we also discuss games we're in the process of beating?
People tend to post in this thread after having finished a game, but there are no strict rules of posting, so no worries.

Alternatively, you can also post your thoughts in this one, which is what most of community uses for discussing the games they're currently playing.

Hope this helps! :)

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Post by AndrewBrown » January 2nd, 2019, 4:20 am

01/01: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past [SNES]

Might make playing through A Link to the Past on January 1st an annual tradition from now on. I used to do it with Chrono Trigger over Thanksgiving weekend, but that game is a lot harder to beat in a single sitting.

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Post by dezm0nd » January 2nd, 2019, 4:45 am

oni-link wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 10:39 pm

How long did Cat Quest take to beat?
Fairly short, I'd say about 5-6 hours

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Post by Flabyo » January 2nd, 2019, 6:51 am

There was a pretty good ‘yes, prime minister’ game on the 8 bit micros as well. Essentially a visual novel decades before anyone in Europe even knew what those are. Captured the tone of the show pretty well.

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Post by hazeredmist » January 2nd, 2019, 11:03 am

Completed Firewatch, some thoughts:
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I loved this game. From the excellent voice acting to the tension building and setting, it all works really well. I loved the ending. Life isn't always some big conspiracy, sometimes you won't get the girl, and you can't run away from your problems. Beautiful.

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