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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Combine Hunter » August 8th, 2019, 8:50 am

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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)

Dictionary definition of a solid 8/10. Does nothing new or surprising, just executes everything to a really high standard.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Pitwar » August 8th, 2019, 6:51 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)

I didn't pick up the RE2 remake right away as I'd played it back in the day on the original PlayStation. However, so much time had passed I'd seemingly forgotten everything about it so it was like playing a brand new game.

I've only finished Leons story and may do Claires down the line, but won't jump back in right away. It's a great game though and well worth a play if you love the franchise.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » August 11th, 2019, 6:07 am

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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
10th August:

DJ Hero

Not too sure how I feel. The music in the game wasn’t always to my taste so the forced setlists and repetition of some of my least favourite tracks made this less pleasurable than it could have been. I’m optimistic about the sequel though.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Combine Hunter » August 13th, 2019, 10:55 am

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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)

Really happy to knock this classic off my backlog. Really great, but I prefer the more polish level design of the original DOOM.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by DomsBeard » August 13th, 2019, 12:53 pm

Judgement

My GOTY so far. Took a while to get going but yet again another great story wrapped around a great city with some characters that in the end I cared about. Streets ahead of Yakuza Kiwami but not quite reaching the highs of Zero.

I hope we get another Judgement game in the future

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Michiel K » August 14th, 2019, 9:37 am

1-8 - Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)

Being on a faraway trip has allowed me to spend a bit more time with my handheld backlog and finally get to the end credits of this one. I thought I was almost there last time I was playing it, but there were a lot more chapters opening up. Really got into upping the difficulty for better rewards and buying and fusing the more powerful weapons.

Wow, what a fantastic game. I think this is the best thing you can play on 3DS. So much content, depth, and polish and the controls are spot on once you really get to grips with them. It's this crazy contradiction, then, that the uncomfortable ergonomics and the small screen never made me stop wishing this one had come out on Wii U or another home console system instead. That said, the stereoscopic 3D is brilliant.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Suits » August 14th, 2019, 10:44 am

You’ve gone bananas in Nepal. You’ve gone bananas in Nepal.

Yeah, Kid Icarus Uprising is well cool. No need for a silly stand is there.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Michiel K » August 14th, 2019, 11:35 am

Suits wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 10:44 am
You’ve gone bananas in Nepal. You’ve gone bananas in Nepal.

Yeah, Kid Icarus Uprising is well cool. No need for a silly stand is there.
See, I edited my post and now YOU look like the one that's gone bananas! ;)

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Suits » August 14th, 2019, 11:38 am

Michiel K wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 11:35 am
See, I edited my post and now YOU look like the one that's gone bananas! ;)
🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Scrustle » August 14th, 2019, 8:43 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
11/07 - Bioshock 2
25/07 - Inside
05/08 - Bioshock Infinite
14/08 - Eastshade

This was a really nice experience that I enjoyed a whole lot. Exploring around the world was a joy, where near every inch of it was beautiful, and the atmosphere was calming and serene. My thoughts on it are pretty much the same as what I covered here, so I don't want to repeat myself too much. But the word "idyllic" is really the perfect thing to describe it that I keep coming back to. It's got a few minor issues however, with it having a fair number of technical hitches and glitches, a less than brilliant UI, some poor character animation, and some somewhat harsh restrictions on what you can do and where you can go at the start, but none of that stuff overshadows what is overall a wonderful little journey full of gorgeous sights, quirky characters, and a neat premise of being a travelling artist that creates a really good diegetic reason to want to record the sights and memories you make during your visit to this enchanting little world. I was a little sad to say goodbye at the end of all of it, but at the same time it felt like the right thing to do.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Combine Hunter » August 14th, 2019, 8:54 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)

The biggest surprise here is the storytelling. I expected good tactical fights and a colourful cast, but was not expecting the plot to be kind of original (on the curve of Tactics games) and the stakes to be more compelling than the usual end of the world stuff.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Indiana747 » August 14th, 2019, 10:42 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.
(Aug) Wolfenstein :Youngblood - XB1X.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » August 15th, 2019, 8:43 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)

Loved it. Absolutely loved it.

I like games where movement feels cool. Gravity Rush is a good example of that feeling for me. Spidey swinging is his iconic move and here it feels really good and is backed up by other good traversal moves. So off the bat we have something I enjoy.

The story was an entertaining romp through a large group of Spider-Man's villains with some nice characterisation brought to the ones who got more screentime. I like that they used an experienced Spider-Man who has the superhero bit pretty well sorted but he is still working on the Peter Parker side of his life. It might not be groundbreaking but I enjoyed the story and even got a wee bit emotional at the end.

Combat gives you a lot of things to have fun with and isn't too challenging. I liked mixing up what gadgets and moves I'd use and messing around with it. The bosses don't stick out, they're neither peaks or troughs in the game. Stealth takedowns are fun and useful.

Upgrading gadgets is nice progression but the suit mods was a bit too much and I left it alone (apart from changing to the Maguire suit for the Halloween party. :D)

I don't play too many open world games but I recognise the icons all over the map style is dying out. As many others have said, this game is full of icons. Usually I'd ignore these but combined with how fun traversal was, I went after a lot of the early game stuff (towers, landmarks, pigeon chasing). I particularly liked the backpacks as the reward for each was a line about Peter's past. However the game does not let up and the challenges and anything added in the last third was mostly ignored.

It looks great, the voice acting is great, the music leans too heavily on standard superhero sounds and is quite repetitive.

Its my favourite game that I've played (for the first time) in 2019 so far.

DJ Hero 2 next then maybe Spider-Man DLC.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by DomsBeard » August 16th, 2019, 7:22 am

Dino Crisis

20 years after buying it I finally finish it for the first time. The second half was a slog with the new enemies, I spent half the time in the map menu plotting the best routes from a to b.

I think I got the good ending by the sounds of it ( I was told I have "mad skills")

Got the sequel ready to go on the Vita is it any good?

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by James » August 16th, 2019, 11:36 am

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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)
18th Jul - NieR: Automata (PS4) (Ending A)
21st Jul - Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)
24th Jul - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Switch)
4th Aug - Tetris Effect (PS4/PSVR)
16th Aug - Pixel Puzzle Collection (iOS)

I've been playing this for nearly 6 weeks now. I really like having a puzzle game for whenever I have 5 minutes to fill, and Picross-style puzzles are great for this. Honestly, I don't have much familiarity with the Konami art that's in the game; it's cool pixel art, for sure, but that's as far as it goes for me.

Boss puzzles are on a 3-hour countdown timer, which bottlenecks progress through the 500 puzzles in this game. I tried to pace myself on the regular puzzles so that I wouldn't end up doing a lot of waiting come the end of the game. I failed terrifically at that, and have spent the last few days running a 3-hour timer on my phone to make sure I knew when there was another boss puzzle for me to do. It's a weird choice to forcibly slow the player down, but not one that negatively impacted my enjoyment.

The game offers hints and allows up to 4 puzzles to be in progress at one time. I didn't use either of these features, because I'm too obstinate to use hints and not finish a puzzle once I start it. Thankfully, all puzzles can be solved without guessing; I did get stuck on one 5-star puzzle, and ended up making one guess to solve it, but I was so indignant about that that I re-did it the following morning and proved to myself that it was solvable by logic alone.

I can't recommend Pixel Puzzle Collection enough. It didn't come out until January in this, here Europe, so it'll absolutely be among my eventual games of the year list in a few months' time.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » August 16th, 2019, 4:18 pm

DomsBeard wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 7:22 am
Dino Crisis

20 years after buying it I finally finish it for the first time. The second half was a slog with the new enemies, I spent half the time in the map menu plotting the best routes from a to b.

I think I got the good ending by the sounds of it ( I was told I have "mad skills")

Got the sequel ready to go on the Vita is it any good?
What?! I’m gutted as I thought I was the only one with mad skills.

I remember preferring the sequel but then my memory has a habit of playing tricks on me!

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by duskvstweak » August 16th, 2019, 9:47 pm

Finished the first ending of Hollow Knight. I see there's a few more endings to chase at another time and place, but for now, I'm gonna just enjoy what I've completed. It's really a great game, though the map got me once or twice. It's one I do plan on coming back to.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » August 17th, 2019, 7:02 am

duskvstweak wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Finished the first ending of Hollow Knight. I see there's a few more endings to chase at another time and place, but for now, I'm gonna just enjoy what I've completed. It's really a great game, though the map got me once or twice. It's one I do plan on coming back to.
Did you find out why the bank is best avoided..?

:lol:

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by duskvstweak » August 17th, 2019, 3:04 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 7:02 am
duskvstweak wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Finished the first ending of Hollow Knight. I see there's a few more endings to chase at another time and place, but for now, I'm gonna just enjoy what I've completed. It's really a great game, though the map got me once or twice. It's one I do plan on coming back to.
Did you find out why the bank is best avoided..?

:lol:
I did not. I took my money and tried to die less.
I assumed it had something to do with that weird giraffe bug on the lower level?

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » August 17th, 2019, 3:28 pm

Haha no nothing like that.

Basically...
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The banker is a thief!! She'll steal your money when you've banked enough and leg it!

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