Games Completed 2019

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by dezm0nd » January 14th, 2019, 10:51 am

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

For the pod this year.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by FemalePheromones » January 14th, 2019, 11:35 am

Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City after buying the remasters from the Xbox store for £12 In a sale just before Christmas

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by delb2k » January 15th, 2019, 9:48 am

n an attempt to capture my gaming habits for the year I am going to try and keep the list up to date, and provide some slightly pointless waffle to go along with it.

Jan:

Moss - PSVR
Bound - PS4

The Force Unleashed - Xbox 360 (Back Compat)

I appreciate this may appear to be an odd thing to start but this has been on my intrigue list for a little while. Came out to middling reviews at the time it has been a title that has always made me wonder how it plays and what it was like.

From the start you can tell that LucasArts had grand plans for it. There was some money behind it, the story makes a good first impression and the idea of using the force to elctrify, push, throw about while bashing people with lightsabers instantly gives you that sense of empowerment. You think this could be great, this could be a bit special.

Annoyingly the problem with being a god is that you can kick everyones arse with little care in the world. normal enamies become too easy and the larger foes have a very set strategy that descends into rinse and repeat sessions. The most disappointing thing is how the battle mechanics never identified what makes a good, third person action title. The dodge and movement are key, you have to feel in total control at all times and able to use visual and audio cues to outfox your opponent. Bayonetta, DMC, Dark Souls and others provide a satisfying way to get out of trouble as well as cause it. TFU simply relies on you being a tank and fails to provide a solid brawler.

Which is annoying because when you are being a god it can feel good at points, especially when you are combining lightsaber attacks with force powers and causing a complete smorgasboard of destruction. Lightsaber combo into throwing item into enamies followed up by a huge surge of electricity is just fun, and power fantasies are not always terrible things. It just gets a bit too....samey.

As a aside, that star destroyer section that everyone said was hideously designed and horribly explained? They were spot on.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » January 16th, 2019, 9:13 pm

Man oh man....

Slay the Spire completed (with one character out of three) and Ascension Level unlocked, whatever that is, after an all-consuming ten days or so.

Great game, easy to understand but crazy difficult. And unbelievably addictive, it's like opening a loot box on every turn.

I think it may be coming out of Early Access soon; it's a strong contender for game of the year already. It'll be hard if not well nigh impossible to knock it off its perch.

I am elated.

*Notices 1000 new posts* What's been happening around here then?

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » January 16th, 2019, 11:12 pm

Jan 16 - Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)

Not near the highs of 5 or 0 but its more Yakuza so I'll enjoy it.

Dialing down the combat styles down to one hasn't helped. In 4 and 5 there were 4 separate characters with distinct styles and 0 and Kiwami allowed characters to switch it up.

The locales look fantastic in the new engine, its a lovely graphical upgrade.

I think these changes happened in Yakuza 6. I played this first though because I've now finished 0-5 and can end with Kiryu's finale later this year or early next year.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by James » January 17th, 2019, 4:30 pm

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1st Jan - Virginia (Xbox One)
13th Jan - Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)

This game! :shock:

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » January 18th, 2019, 2:58 am

Jan 2 - War for the Overworld (PC)

Jan 13 - Pyre (PC)

I'm torn on this one. Loved the music and the characters. You are thrown into another land, a prison for life, where only a specific ritual can get people out. Finding out what crimes the many characters you run into makes for a good little mystery as you go through. As you travel the land in your wagon, you get some choice as to what forks to take that will give temporary or permanent bonuses or items and you don't really know for sure what it will be. Just a hunch from one of your group.

The ultimate goal are the rituals which is where the action is. This is the part I don't particularly care for even though I appreciate all the little bits going on. It is essentially 3v3 basketball. Only one person on a team can move at a time. Every character has an aura of varying sizes around them that banishes opponents for several seconds if they touch it. Each one also has a different attack they can utilize to help. Getting the ball removes that character's aura so they can no longer attack. Running the ball into the goal reduces their pyre (first to 0 loses) and banishes that characters for the next round so whoever just scored is at a disadvantage. You can throw the ball in instead of running but it takes much longer but it won't cause the character to be banished. There are loads of other modifiers that you can activate as the game goes on to make things harder which will get your own characters to earn more experience for further skills.

The whole catch is that only one character can be freed at the end of each rite and seeing as it is a mandatory team of 3, there is no wholly good end. This even includes your opponents. Yes, win or lose the rite, the game continues. It simply affects the ending. Again, it does a lot of cool things but the rites themselves didn't do much for me.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » January 18th, 2019, 5:14 pm

Slay the Spire completed as the second, rogue, character out of three total.

I don't know if that means I've completed it twice, or am two thirds towards completing it ;)

The second completion took one twelfth of the time the first did.

Fractions!

Currently struggling to get to grips with the third character, who has a completely different playstyle.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » January 18th, 2019, 10:20 pm

Slay the Spire with the third and final character. Pretty great game. The biggest threat to productivity I have yet encountered.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » January 18th, 2019, 11:13 pm

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January:
Tale of Tales Collection
Virginia
18th Jan:

Gravity Rush 2

Done. Easy on the eyes and the ears but less so on the thumbs.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » January 20th, 2019, 7:18 am

Jan 2 - War for the Overworld (PC)
Jan 13 - Pyre (PC)

Jan 16 - Heroes of Hammerwatch (PC)

A fun little roguelite with a surprising amount of variety. There are seven different classes that all have different attacks and abilities to get you through. You get to upgrade your town between runs that will let you upgrade each character. There is also a fountain that let's you choose modifiers for your run for further bonuses. There is even a shop in town where you can purchase a couple items to get a bit of a boost at the start of the run. Beating bosses even gives bonuses between characters, such as with the paladin giving a small armor boost to everyone else. Add in the multiple new game + there are and this can last quite a bit. The best part? It is co-op up to four players.

If you want a sorta twin-stick shooter roguelite, this one works fairly well.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by FemalePheromones » January 20th, 2019, 10:10 am

Just finished Ori and the Blind Forest.

648 deaths.....

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » January 20th, 2019, 5:10 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 7:47 pm
JAN - Super Mario Land (Nintendo Gameboy)
JAN - Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (Megadrive on PS4)

What an absolute shiter of a game. Just dreadful in every way imaginable. Terrible controls, terrible movement, terrible graphics and sound, and terrible gameplay. Genuinely one of the worst games I've ever played.

I purchased the Sega Megadrive Classics collection on PS4, and decided I was actually going to try to finish the games for once, rather than have a quick go on them all and never look at them again, as is what usually happens when I buy compilations of this sort.

Alex Kidd was the first game on the package, so I thought I'd complete it. It truly is a steaming turd of a game, not a single redeeming feature. How this counts as a 'classic' when games like Outrun, Afterburner and Hang On were left off is beyond me. It's easy to slate a game from so long ago, but let's remember, this was released a year AFTER Super Mario Bros 3! It's an embarrassment of a game, and should be confined to the scrap heap of shame. Avoid at all costs!

EDIT: And I didn't even get a bloody trophy!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » January 20th, 2019, 9:47 pm

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Jan 16 - Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)
Jan 20 - FTL: Faster Than Light (PC) (Easy)
I planned to play A Bird Story today, but saw FTL on my Steam account and thought 'ah go on then'. I finished it on my third attempt today. Not bad as its only my third successful completion. I find it quite hard, even on easy.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » January 20th, 2019, 9:50 pm

MajorGamer wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 7:18 am
Jan 16 - Heroes of Hammerwatch (PC)

A fun little roguelite with a surprising amount of variety.
I enjoyed Hammerwatch but didn't know this existed; I will check it out at some stage.

Gris (PC)

I really hate platform/puzzlers, so I'm sure this has plenty of merit but really not for me.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ratsoalbion » January 20th, 2019, 11:05 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 7:47 pm
How this counts as a 'classic' when games like Outrun, Afterburner and Hang On were left off is beyond me.
The Mega Drive version of Out Run is by no-one’s estimation a classic, nor After Burner I wouldn’t have said. Super Hang-On is a decent port, considering, but they went with the arcade original on the Xbox 360 Vintage Collection for a reason.

That said, they did put Super Thunder Blade on this compilation so quality didn’t seem to be a prerequisite for its selection of arcade conversions.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by DomsBeard » January 20th, 2019, 11:26 pm

You need to play Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Shenmue 1 and 2 Alex as I am pretty sure between those it has the games you want

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » January 21st, 2019, 12:20 am

Do you mean Yakuza 0? Kiwami 2 had Virtua Fighter 2 and Virtua-On.

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Post by Alex79uk » January 21st, 2019, 7:21 am

DomsBeard wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 11:26 pm
You need to play Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Shenmue 1 and 2 Alex as I am pretty sure between those it has the games you want
Yeah I do have those games, Yakuza 0 has the best version of Outrun, the Shenmue one doesn't feel quite right to me, although the Hang On and Space Harrier games are good on there.

Yeah Leon, I'm probably misremembering how good they were on Megadrive! Still, better than Alex Skidd I'm sure!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Flabyo » January 21st, 2019, 10:12 am

The 3ds has the best version of outrun. And power drift.

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