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Topic   Last Game You Beat?

DCGX
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15-Sep-2005(#1)
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TalonJedi87
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30-Dec(#2)
All Mario platformers. 2D and 3D that I own. Trying for 2 a month.
nonamesleft
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30-Dec(#3)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> All Mario platformers. 2D and 3D that I own. Trying for 2 a month.

Don't know if you own it, but are you/would you count Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3? Or does the main character need to be Mario?
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
30-Dec(#4)
I'm kinda going for main character is Mario. That's why I skipped Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island as much as I wanted to replay it but since you play as Yoshi I skipped it.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
30-Dec(#5)
Call of Duty: Black Ops Microsoft Xbox 360 - 8.5/10

So I decided to replay the first 2 Black Ops games before I dive into Black Ops Cold War since the Black Ops stories were my favorite in the series with the exception of Black Ops 3 which was kinda trash story wise. Black Ops 1 ten years later still hits on all fronts to me. Albeit some really dated looking graphics, the framerate did manage to hold up really well on the Series X boasting what seemed to be a smooth 60fps almost always. The strong narrative with all it's twists and turns is delivered by a really strong voice cast including Gary Oldman, Ed Harris, Sam Worthington and even Ice Cube. Some of the memorable missions too where you're just mowing down enemies in hordes whilst on gunboats or hind choppers while listening to classic 60s tunes such as Fortunate Son and Sympathy for the Devil just still feel awesome a decade later. If any COD needs a 4k remaster it's Black Ops because this is clearly one of the best campaigns and the MP wasn't too shabby either.
nonamesleft
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30-Dec(#6)
@TalonJedi87 Good luck! Hope you get to play/played Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. That was a fun one, with its squeaky sound track and those funky bosses.
TalonJedi87
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30-Dec(#7)
I wish! I adored those Super Mario Land games back on the Game Boy. Wish Switch would give us those on emulation on the Switch app. One day!
Feeb
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30-Dec(#8)
Finally finished off the final Spider-Man DLC that final screwball challenge was intense. This is probably my all time favorite game honestly.
TalonJedi87
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* 31-Dec(#9)
Call of Duty Black Ops II -Microsoft Xbox 360 8.5/10

It's truly rare for me that a direct sequel to a Call of Duty game of all things can impress me, but alas, 8 years later and Black Ops II still has the integrity to pull off that magic hat trick, especially while wielding 2 different time pieces, one in the past with daddy Mason and friends and one in the future or present with son Mason and friends. It was very well paced too I felt, allowing you to teeter back and forth evenly with Alex and David along the way with surprisingly intricately woven plot elements and points that lead to up to 3 endings I believe. When I first played this back in 2012, I got the best ending and now since I forgot how to tick all the boxes for the best ending I got the mediocre ending but they're all cool in their own right. I just hope Black Ops Cold War's campaign and story is entertaining at least since I'm not expecting such great writing as seen in the first 2 Black Ops games. And don't even talk to me about Black Ops 3 or 4. Even though 3 had a campaign it might as well skipped it like 4 did since it was boring and a snoozefest. Gameplay wise Black Ops 2 tried to heat things up with futuristic like weapons and gear while playing in 2025 with auto smart locking guns and really cool thermal imaging and AR scanning penetrating wall snipers, which I really liked. But yeah overall if you happen to be looking for a shockingly good, deep narrative in between getting screamed at by 10 year olds in multi-player, I can strongly recommend Black Ops 1 and 2 without hesitation.
JayDukes
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31-Dec(#10)
Earth Defense Force 5. It's definitely my guilty pleasure.
DCGX
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1-Jan(#11)
Speaking of 'Call of Duty:'

Call of Duty: WWII Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

I always enjoy 'Call of Duty' campaigns, and 'WWII' is no different. First off, the game looks fantastic. Now, this is do to the extreme linearity of the play area. Many of the environments are jaunts down paths to a small clearing or building. The campaign is also short, even by 'Call of Duty' standards. That's a shame. I really would've liked this to have been a couple hours longer, both because there are key conflicts and physical time that the campaign skips over and you hear about through a few lines of dialogue, but also because each character is so close to breaking out of their stereotypes. The characters are engaging, even as distracting as it is whenever Josh Duhamel is on screen, but they could've gone a little farther in exploring the social and political-war time dynamics of characters like Zussman, Rousseau and Howard. Instead, their adversities are barely touched on.

Health packs are back, and they add a nice tension to the game. Mostly bullet-sponge enemies are also here, and they add a not-nice frustration to the game. You can unload whole clips (I was on the default difficulty) into regular enemies and they'll still get up. Likewise, headshots even at close range aren't always a guaranteed kill, enemy helmet or not. The weapon variety is good, and you can call on certain squad mates for things like health packs, ammo, grenades, air strike canisters and to call out enemies by having the game make them glow.

But 'WWII' is still very 'Call of Duty.' There's a specific story to be told, which is fine, but you are on such a tight leash. There are a handful of stealth sections, but unless you're going for a trophy/achievement, it doesn't matter because they all end in a firefight (except for one very specific, character-stupid section). What's worse is that the enemy CPUs are tied to your location. They don't move until you move, and then when you move forward, they literally move out of your way for you to sneak by. There's even a bit of old 'Call of Duty' where in certain missions, if you don't advance to a very specific spot, enemies will keep respawning until you do. And despite the linearity, I still managed to miss two-thirds of the collectibles. There's also specific "Heroic Actions" where you have to save allies just before they're killed. They should be intense, but you come up on one-on-one bouts so quick and have so little time to react, good luck succeeding the first time. I always had to restart the last checkpoint (which are frequent enough) to be ready. There are more still where you have to drag an injured ally to a safe spot, but you're looking straight down and moving backwards. Ok, maybe that's somewhat accurate of real life, but in real life you can turn your head to see where you're going. In game, you can't. It's clunky and I often times got caught on the geometry and shot dead.

My quibbles don't detract too much from the campaign, though. It's still fun and worthwhile. It should be longer so the story and characters could be developed more, but the campaign is intense, fun and varied enough that I recommend it.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
1-Jan(#12)
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Microsoft Xbox One - 8/10

To my delight and surprise I wound up really enjoying the campaign this time around. While it doesn't go as high as hitting big reveals, twists and turns as Black Ops 1 and 2 did for me, I had a blast with this one with it's unique gameplay elements such as having branching dialogue choices coupled with various outcomes, missions and endings based on your decisions and actions throughout the game. I especially liked that they actually put a little extra effort this time around and had a couple of cool side missions featuring returning protagonists Mason and Woods. The side missions also had cool puzzles where you had to decrypt evidence prior to completing them which made me really feel like a super spy sleeper agent. There were also some stealth and espionage missions where I felt like I was James Bond. Made me kinda want that new Goldeneye game from the Hitman folks all the more. The graphics, sound and gameplay are all slick and smooth too with that fresh coat of paint that ran beautifully on my LG OLED CX in 120fps in 120hz mode. And lastly the online play where this series excels is just so fluent and addictive as ever. Points off though for the campaign length which felt shorter than 4 hours maybe and I felt like Mason could have used more dialogue and story moments. He just felt like an appendage this time around, not really contributing to much of the story and Activision being Activision with their unnecessary upcharging $10 for a next gen experience. But yeah after not playing a COD game in 5 years now felt like the right time to return and I'm glad I did as this entry has enough substance and entertainment value to match its flash, especially if you stick around for the fast paced mp modes where you can level up quite fast I noticed this time around.
Cevil
Silver Good Trader
1-Jan(#13)
Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation Portable - 5/10

Frustrating. That is how I would describe my experience with this game. It was cool to finally beat my first final fantasy game and there were moments that I enjoyed my time with it but overall it was not a pleasant experience. My number 1 complaint being the insane number of random encounters which was literally every 5-10 steps. You also couldn't run away from most battles so it made doing anything take forever. And you couldn't change jobs. You had to be a God to actually know where to go to advance the story. I did my best but had to inevitably look at some guides from time to time.

The cherry on top was when I decided I was ready to beat the final boss, so I slogged through the chaos shrine, and anyone who has been through it knows how terrible it is, but soon realized I wasn't ready. Even though I was level 45 I had missed some important spells and items throughout the game so I couldn't finish off Chaos. But I had used all my potions and didn't have dungeon exit spells AND I had only one save file so my only option was to go back through the dungeon a second time, which I barely managed to do with my few items. Long story short I grinded another 10 levels and got the items/spells I needed, went through the Chaos shrine a THIRD time and eventually beat the game.

Ugh, I'm never playing this game ever again.

Gypsy
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1-Jan(#14)
@Cevil yeah the first couple FF games are fairly rough. I know people that defend it from a game design perspective but personally I am NOT a fan of NES/PCE era JRPGs for the most part. The good news is...the series gets a lot better from there lol.
Cevil
Silver Good Trader
* 1-Jan(#15)
@Gypsy Haha yeah no kidding. I did get very far in Final Fantasy V Advance but got stuck at some point in my teen years so gave it up, and I've dabbled in Final Fantasy VII but never finished that one either. I just made up my mind that I had to finish atleast one Final Fantasy game so it was more like I finished it out of obligation since I do love my JRPG's.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
1-Jan(#16)
Power Rangers Battle for the Grid Microsoft Xbox One 5/10

So glad this was a game pass game because it started off like a cool nostalgic Street Fighter clone but in the end it came off as an unbalanced and cheesy repetitive fly by night fighter. The story mode is just a tutorial anyway it seems for online and tacked on even though it has some of the original voice talent from the show like Tommy. The combos and specials were cool at first but got stale pretty quick too. I would avoid this one unless you're just looking to play online.
DCGX
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
2-Jan(#17)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Power Rangers Battle for the Grid Microsoft Xbox One 5/10
>
> So glad this was a game pass game because it started off like a cool nostalgic Street
> Fighter clone but in the end it came off as an unbalanced and cheesy repetitive fly
> by night fighter. The story mode is just a tutorial anyway it seems for online and
> tacked on even though it has some of the original voice talent from the show like
> Tommy. The combos and specials were cool at first but got stale pretty quick too.
> I would avoid this one unless you're just looking to play online.

Yes! This game is a letdown.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 2-Jan(#18)
Sea of Solitude Microsoft Xbox One

7/10

My next game pass title led me to a deep psychological lite puzzle platformer here which I enjoyed it's simplicity and chill like nature as it directed you throughout the course of 12 chapters to develop the power of listening. You play as a girl Kay whose appearance is shrouded by a monster like figure and your goal is to develop an understanding of what the cause of it all is that effects you and your family life along the way by traversing a really mucky looking sea if I do say so myself. Even when you finish the goal in each area and color returns to the sea I felt it could have been a little more vibrant and not so murky but maybe that was the purpose of having it cloudy at sea to showcase the theme the game was trying to convey. Some platforming controls felt like it could have been tweaked a bit better too as I sometimes felt myself missing jumps I thought I had. The voice acting is pretty well done and feels very European with thick accents on and off. And finding the collectibles off the beaten path added a little bit of filler but nothing substantial. Just collecting bottles and chasing away seagulls because reasons. Overall I had an entertaining 4 hour romp with this title. The basic platforming is supported by a strong narrative that compels you to keep playing to see the outcome.

Cevil
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2-Jan(#19)
@TalonJedi87

keep it up and soon enough you'll be out of games to play.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
2-Jan(#20)
Yeah game pass is good in waves. I only sign up for it a few months out of the year when there's a dozen or so titles accumulated that I wanna play.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 3-Jan(#21)
Battletoads Microsoft Xbox One 6/10

I wanted to play this one for a while but decided to wait until I renewed my game pass. I was having a blast with this as it reminded me of the old school beat 'em up from the 90s but with a fresh coat of paint. The story felt like I was watching a Saturday morning cartoon written by one of the writers of Rick and Morty (which it actually was) only rated PG this time. However after act 1 this game's fun factor for me took a steady decline.This title tries to be all of the classic video game genres all at once after the first act and it gets rather annoying over time. First it tries to be a combination of Space Invaders and Galaga numerous times. Almost more times than the beat 'em up stages actually now that I think about it. Next it tries on it's 2D side scrolling platformer skin and fares okay at first until you get to the sections where you have to avoid spikes by falling downwards and the camera does a piss poor job of giving you enough reaction time to not hit them before you run out of bars on your HP meter. I had to enable invincibility mode on Toad difficulty or else I would have never gotten passed those poorly designed platforming sections. Then, the game tries to be a wacky simulation that makes you do menial puzzles while a timer counts down but also does a very poor job of indicating which puzzle on screen is highlighted so you're just pressing buttons erratically trying to figure out which mini game on screen is active. Battletoads 2020 is a perfect example of a game that should have stuck to it's day job as a beat 'em up with mild racing platforming segments. Those were cool. The rest of the game besides the quirky story and cool art design was hit or miss for me. Mostly miss towards the end of the game when I was just ready for it to end. I also think the lack of online coop in this day and age, especially now when ppl are mostly playing remote not in person together, is a lacking feature this game desperately needed to heed the mediocrity it dished out in the end. One awesome feature at least was the soundtrack which was metal up the butt which helped me somewhat cope with the more annoying moments in the game.
Kommie
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3-Jan(#22)
Cyberpunk 2077 Microsoft Xbox One 6.5/10

At first I did kinda like this, but slowly that like went away.




The Good:

Story, to a point. Johnny twist is kind of cool?

The actual music of the game. I always turned off the radio cause I just can't stand Radio stations in games like this.

Sound. I got a pair of Steelseires 7X recently and it makes this sound way better.

Jackie.

Jackie funeral side quest

The Bad:

Pretty much everything else.

Glitches galore.

Constant double NPCs. Had two of the same NPC standing in front of each other smoking. same 2 NPCs on a bench. 3 of the same NPCs as well

cars clipping through the street.

sound glitches.

Driving controls are pretty bad.

Did have 2 crashes.

Had one part where everything was way darker than normal and I got killed cause of it.

Despite having "romanced" Panam I found her really annoying. Always sort of yelling constantly, while at the same time sounding like she's gonna burst into tears. Way too emotional.

Nudity Filter didn't work in one scene.

Too many side quests. I know open world games thrive on em, and gamers thrive on em, but it's just bloat. I'd rather have a non open world game that have one just for bloat.

Combat is just not good, IMO. I eventually got the Mantis Blades which made it easy mode. I did dump it to easy mode after a point just to beat the main story.

I would say I'll try it again down the road, but there's no way to "fix" the combat.

I'm thinking CDPR just isn't a developer I should ever buy a game from ever again. Never liked The Witcher that much. Combat wasn't good in that as well.

Did the Suicide Ending and the Star Ending (Panam ending).



oh,and this was totally not distracting at all:

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PizzaTheHutt
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* 5-Jan(#23)
Super Mario Galaxy for le Game Club. I plan to 100% this though so really I'm only at the halfway mark, but I think this was still every bit as fun as I thought it was back in the day. I wish it wasn't so easy though, but maybe some of those comets will increase the challenge in some of the later levels.

edit: Got all 120 stars now.

Kommie
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* 5-Jan(#24)
Steam Mother Russia Bleeds 11/10

and no, @nonamesleft I'm not gonna elaborate.

benstylus
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* 5-Jan(#25)
Kemono Friends Picross Nintendo Switch. It's good Picross fun, but less satisfying than the generic picross games for me. There are only so many animal anime girl faces you can solve before they all start to run together.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
6-Jan(#26)
Kommie wrote:
> Steam Mother Russia Bleeds 11/10
>
> and no, @nonamesleft I'm not gonna elaborate.
>
>

Honestly, wasn't going to ask.
Kommie
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6-Jan(#27)
Steam Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons 8/10 short, decent game

Kommie
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6-Jan(#28)
Undertale

Is this a game you can beat once and never play it again? I hear you can replay it for different reasons/paths but is it really necessary?

Kommie
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6-Jan(#29)
Yeah that totally answers my question.

nonamesleft
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* 6-Jan(#30)
@Kommie

I can't tell from your post if you've just beaten it, or are thinking of playing it. (Though based on the title of this thread, I'd bet on the former option).

If you haven't played it, I'd say you don't must replay it. You might want to, but it's not a must, IMO.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
6-Jan(#31)
The game is enjoyable for what it is, and a single playthrough is enough.
Kommie
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6-Jan(#32)
Never played it, it's on my to play list.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
6-Jan(#33)
Kommie wrote:
> Never played it, it's on my to play list.
>
>
Please tell me you didn't click on that spoiler box.
TalonJedi87
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6-Jan(#34)
I quit Undertale in 15 minutes. Meh.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
6-Jan(#35)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Never played it, it's on my to play list.
>>
>>
> Please tell me you didn't click on that spoiler box.

No, why would I?

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 6-Jan(#36)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> I quit Undertale in 15 minutes. Meh.

Really? Wow. Everyone has their own taste, though. Can't argue with that.

I quite enjoyed that game. But it did come as a recommendation from someone I know well, and I knew if they were telling me to play it that I'd most probably enjoy it.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
6-Jan(#37)
@Kommie You never know. I could see some people clicking on spoiler boxes. Once had someone ask me if they could spoil something for me because they wanted to talk about it, seriously. I didn't quite know what to say other than laugh and tell them absolutely not.

I'm glad you didn't click on it. It had a major spoiler that would have given something huge away.

In fact, I deleted that post. Too dangerous of a giveaway.

To be a bit more specific about your original question, I'd say that if you're someone who tries to complete games with an absolute 100%, then you're going to want to replay it for the "reasons/paths" that you mentioned. But if you enjoy games for the experience, and aren't compelled to search every nook and cranny, then it's not a must in terms of replaying, and one playthrough is enjoyable enough, imo.

Though you can play it once, and search YouTube for "paths/reasons," if you're not compelled to go through it again.

Enjoy the game, if you do play it.
Kommie
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6-Jan(#38)
Steam I Love You, Colonel Sanders. I got the feeling this was just an advertisement for KFC.

Gypsy
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6-Jan(#39)
Of course, but it was still hilarious.
Kommie
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6-Jan(#40)
Clank and Student were the best.

Dasgessabel
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7-Jan(#41)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> I quit Undertale in 15 minutes. Meh.

I didn't like it either
Kommie
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7-Jan(#42)
Not sure if I'll like Undertale honestly, it has that old Earthbound/Dragon Quest looking "combat" that I can't stand.

Kommie
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7-Jan(#43)
Started Undertale. Not bad, and it seems you can run away from every fight.

Feeb
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7-Jan(#44)
Kommie wrote:
> Started Undertale. Not bad, and it seems you can run away from every fight.
>
>

I think I tried to plat, missed an easy trophy and never went back. Some good writing.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
7-Jan(#45)
Feeb wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Started Undertale. Not bad, and it seems you can run away from every fight.
>>
>>
>
> I think I tried to plat, missed an easy trophy and never went back. Some good writing.
>

Yeah. I agree. Definitely some good writing there. Someone told me that the game was developed, composed, and designed all by just one person. If that's true, wow.

People make games all the time, solo, but for someone to create a game like Undertale all on their own, including the music, impressive.
BloodPuppetX
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7-Jan(#46)
Yep, he's still really young, too:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toby_Fox
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
7-Jan(#47)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> Yep, heÂ's still really young, too:
>

Thanks for that. Very interesting. And he also composed music for Pokemon Sword & Shield, Smash Bros. Ultimate, and even played Smash Bros. with Sakurai in his home.

Good stuff.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 7-Jan(#48)
Boo! - An Android logic puzzle game.

A game where you have to paint/dye a pumpkin to be identical to the one shown.

You use a witch's hat, and some other accessories in order to manipulate the pumpkin.

Pretty short, only 21 stages/puzzles.

Had a good time with this one.

Wish there had been more level/puzzles. You can beat the entire game in a pretty short amount of time.

There aren't amazing graphics, or a great soundtrack (there's only one track, in fact, and it just repeats). And like I mentioned the game isn't long at all.

But I'd give it a 9/10, since it definitely scratches that puzzle itch, imo, and it's entertaining.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
7-Jan(#49)
Carrion on Microsoft Xbox One or Microsoft Xbox Series X|S whichever. 8/10

This was a nifty little Indie game. It's quite refreshing to be the monster in one of these side scrolling Metroidvanias just chomping away at helpless humans. I did rather find it a little annoying though that the biggest threat to the parasite you play as is tiny little Droid sentries that chip away at your health. And there's sensor bombs that are a little frustrating since they can only be countered with a thick skin upgrade you get in the latter half of the game. Some of the controls felt a bit uneasy and took getting used to. But besides those minor pet peeves the game was a pretty engulfing 4 hour ride. I'm glad I got it on game pass though as it definitely is a game pass title. A quick hit and quit with a generous amount of easy achievements. Not doing much of anything outside of the story I raked up over 650/1000 points. But yeah so you play as this parasitic organism that starts out as a small bud and evolves twice more with various upgrades along the way that include cloaking, bashing, shielding, spiking into enemies and becoming and/or possessing humans as well. Once you possess humans you can even control mechs and really f stuff up. There is no map but you don't need one since if you hit the left trigger you can use echolocation to find your way around. The interconnected map is kinda linear too with paths being blocked off until you have a certain ability at hand a-la Metroid. The ambient tunes are pretty groovy too. Devolver Digital continues to hit home runs on the Indie front and I hope they keep up this momentum.
Kommie
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7-Jan(#50)
Kommie wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> Never played it, it's on my to play list.
> |>>
> |>>
>> Please tell me you didn't click on that spoiler box.
>
> No, why would I?
>
>

Since I gave up on it, I was gonna click your spoiler. But you deleted it.


kevolones
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7-Jan(#51)
Kommie wrote:
> Steam Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons 8/10 short, decent game
>
>

Loved that game. Gave me the feels.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
8-Jan(#52)
Kommie wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> nonamesleft wrote:
> |>> Kommie wrote:
>> |>> Never played it, it's on my to play list.
>> |>>
>> |>>
> |>> Please tell me you didn't click on that spoiler box.
>>
>> No, why would I?
>>
>>
>
> Since I gave up on it, I was gonna click your spoiler. But you deleted it.
>
>
>
Ah, yeah, it would have been a gamebreaker if someone who intended to play the game had clicked on that. Figured it was safer to simply delete it.

There's no chance that you'll come back to the game?

I'll spoil it for you if you wish, but it's something pretty amazing, imo (at least for me it was).

Your call.
Kommie
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8-Jan(#53)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> nonamesleft wrote:
>> |>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> |>> Never played it, it's on my to play list.
> |>> |>>
> |>> |>>
>> |>> Please tell me you didn't click on that spoiler box.
> |>>
> |>> No, why would I?
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Since I gave up on it, I was gonna click your spoiler. But you deleted it.
>>
>>
>>
> Ah, yeah, it would have been a gamebreaker if someone who intended to play the game
> had clicked on that. Figured it was safer to simply delete it.
>
> There's no chance that you'll come back to the game?
>
> I'll spoil it for you if you wish, but it's something pretty amazing, imo (at least
> for me it was).
>
> Your call.

Yeah don't care. Won't go back to it

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
8-Jan(#54)
@Kommie

Alright, here:


When you get to the end of the game, you're told that all the enemies you killed were innocent residents, and that EXP really stands for Execution Points, and LV stands for level of violence, or something like that.

When you defeat the seemingly last boss of the game, the king, who's really just grieving, if you show him mercy, and spare him, another character comes in and kills him instead.

This character tells you that if you play the entire game without killing anyone, then he'll spare the king's life.

The whole exp is bad thing was a huge twist to me. Never saw that in a game before. It's the kind of thing that would ruin that twist in the game, if someone were to know that detail before playing it. For me, it was completely unexpected. I laughed when it happened. Appreciated it.

Sure, it's obvious that you can spare enemies, but eventually I think most players would be compelled to gain experience and level up.

(One of the alternates in the game is seeing what happens when the king is spared.)

Kommie
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* 8-Jan(#55)
@nonamesleft


I did know there's a pacifist way to play it, which is what I was trying to do. I take it the pacifist way makes it way harder? Defiantly won't go back.



TalonJedi87
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* 9-Jan(#56)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Microsoft Xbox 360 via Microsoft Xbox Series X|S 8.5/10

I've had this game in my hard drive since it launched in 2013. I'm not sure why it took me 7+ years to experience it in it's entirety but I'm really glad I finally got around to it. The entire game is a heroine injected dose of both 80s nostalgia and cheesy pop culture references and dialogue in a Far Cry open world like setting. I ignored most of the camps to take over and focused on the story because it was quite hilarious and I wanted to see how it panned out. And it did not disappoint. Some rather dated graphics and sluggish controls at times aside, from the Long Tall Sally chopper scene ripped straight out of Predator to the finale with the Rocky 4 like montage this game had my attention. A post nuclear 80s like Cyberpunk game at it's core littered with corny yet entertaining one liners strong armed by the voice of Kyle Reese from The Terminator, Michael Beign. I can highly recommend this to anyone a fan of 80s movies and a just plain good old fashioned power trip of a time.
nonamesleft
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9-Jan(#57)
@Kommie


Ah, so you knew about that beforehand. Yep, that was one of the big twists. I had no idea myself, none, so it was a complete surprise twist to me, and I appreciated it. I think I laughed, definitely smiled. Exp standing for execution points. I thought it was a pretty unique twist to implement. (There are some other twists in the game, but those pertain more to the story itself).

The game wasn't that much harder going the passive route, imo. Certain battles were more challenging, though, having to figure out a way to trigger the mercy option. It wouldn't always appear as an option right away.

There are other paths too, other than pacifist, but I haven't tried any of them. I played the game, enjoyed it, and played it a second time along the pacifist route, but I don't currently intend to play it again. It was fun for what it was. Had humor too, which I like, so that was a plus. It's definitely not your typical game, though, that's for sure.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
11-Jan(#58)
Call of the Sea Microsoft Xbox One via Microsoft Xbox Series X|S 7/10

This was a neat little adventure that was saturated in puzzles galore that some of which I even needed a guide to progress at times due to some of their intricate nature. But it was a cool 6 hour ride and a journey that takes place in the 1930's where you play as an ailing young woman trying to find her husband who went off on an expedition to find a cure for her affliction and learn just how deep the rabbit hold can go when you sink deep enough in it. The game has a little inconsistent feamerate I noticed though and some controls feels a bit of a slog to move around at times and even the sprint button feels more like a fast walk. The sound is really whimsical and has classical tunes that seem to set the mood for the tone of the game and it's setting. Yet another neat indie title that solidifies being a good candidate for a Game Pass title and I can recommend it to anyone who wants to take a break from action or RPGs and take on an old fashioned point and click style puzzle adventure game.
egg
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14-Jan(#59)
Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch

Fantastic game. It's also the first 3D Mario I've ever beaten.

I'd call it a master work, but OS button remapping helped in so many places, something which wasn't available at the game's launch. Surely not a sign of a "master work". Oh well.

It's so much fun to collect moons. I couldn't wait to beat the game so I could revisit the previous worlds and get all the moons I missed the first time around. But I may have to put it off still, since the game dropped a bunch of postgame stuff on me including a new kindgom, so I have to do that as well. I look forward to it.
PizzaTheHutt
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14-Jan(#60)
A Summer with the Shiba Inu on Switch. I tell you right now, I don't plan to waste money on a "visual novel" ever again. Maybe like 10% of the story was actually interesting at parts, the rest was just me waiting for it to be over. I didn't expect it to last as long as it did (I didn't keep track but I'm sure it was at least 5 hours). There are a few spots where you were allowed to make a choice of what to do, but I don't get the impression it mattered all that much. I don't even know (nor care) if the ending I got qualifies as the good or bad ending.
EB
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14-Jan(#61)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> A Summer with the Shiba Inu on Switch. I tell you right now, I don't plan to waste
> money on a "visual novel" ever again. Maybe like 10% of the story was actually interesting
> at parts, the rest was just me waiting for it to be over. I didn't expect it to last
> as long as it did (I didn't keep track but I'm sure it was at least 5 hours). There
> are a few spots where you were allowed to make a choice of what to do, but I don't
> get the impression it mattered all that much. I don't even know (nor care) if the
> ending I got qualifies as the good or bad ending.

The idea of just regular visual novels seems frustrating to me. I'm OK with games that have that element or even focus on it (i.e. Ace Attorney or Zero Escape) but they have plenty of puzzles and such too. Just sitting and reading and doing basically no other gameplay does not appeal to me.
DCGX
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
14-Jan(#62)
It seems the vast majority of visual novels are not really good. It's like shovel ware. In the West we have crap like low-effort mini-game collections, and in Japan it's low-effort visual novels.

BloodPuppetX
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14-Jan(#63)
I play a lot of visual novel type games, but not too many that are just straight up reading. I bought one called My Girlfriend is a Mermaid because it was $2 on the eShop (normally $25) and have been struggling to get into it. It's just boring, really. Another was that 7 Mysteries of whatever but I haven't really played that one at all. Raging Loop was a great visual novel with an interesting story that I played on Switch, though.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
14-Jan(#64)
Observation Microsoft Xbox Series X|S 7.5/10

Now here's a game that blends together what it must feel like to be the HAL 9000 from 2001 A Space Odyssey with the sound effects from Interstellar and some scenes from Gravity into one cool little 6 hour ride in thr depths of space. You play as an AI named Sam and pretty much observe, report and interact with the astronauts, camera systems and even get a nifty little sphere ball to float around in like you're the monitor from Halo carrying out commands executed through crafty puzzles in an interconnected NASA like space station. Aside from some wonky controls when you're in the sphere and some facial animations that could have used some work I enjoyed my time with it. Although some of the puzzles felt a little too complex for my tastes at times. It's an eerie sci-fi tale that doesn't overstay it's welcome and leaves for an ominous and ambiguous ending which I thought was kind of fitting for the story it was trying to convey.
Kommie
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* 14-Jan(#65)
Steam SOMA - 9/10



Holy crap depressing game/ending. I kinda saw the end coming, but damn.



Some annoying "monsters" in this.... worth a playthrough but it's kind of a "walking simulator". You can't shoot or kill enemies. It's mostly story and AVOIDING enemies.

This would definitely make for a good season of a TV show though.

PizzaTheHutt
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15-Jan(#66)
I tried playing Soma a couple of years ago. You're right about the walking simulator part, that's what killed my interest in it after an hour or two of playing and no action whatsoever. I did like the whole underwater atmosphere though.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
15-Jan(#67)
I can deal with a walking simulator if it's short. I beat it just shy of 10 hours. However if it were a 40-50 hour Walking Simulator, no thanks.

Feeb
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15-Jan(#68)
Kommie wrote:
> I can deal with a walking simulator if it's short. I beat it just shy of 10 hours.
> However if it were a 40-50 hour Walking Simulator, no thanks.
>
>

Like RE7
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
15-Jan(#69)
Yeah, I'm gonna play Edith Finch next. Only like 2 hours though.

loztdogs
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* 15-Jan(#70)
Kommie wrote:
> Yeah, I'm gonna play Edith Finch next. Only like 2 hours though.
>
>

I personally think it's overrated.

Kommie
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15-Jan(#71)
Ah, well I'll see.

loztdogs
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16-Jan(#72)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - 7/10 Nintendo 3DS

It's a fun 3D adventure. Typical Zelda game play. The whole painting dynamic adds another layer to puzzle solving. Albeit fun the game is super easy and the boss battles are of little challenge. Hero mode is unlocked after the first play through but I doubt I'll go back to it.

Bleed_DukeBlue
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16-Jan(#73)
I played it last month. I thought it was really good.

loztdogs wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Yeah, I'm gonna play Edith Finch next. Only like 2 hours though.
>>
>>
>
> I personally think it's overrated.
>
>
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
16-Jan(#74)
Unfortunately, @loztdogs I really liked this one

Microsoft Xbox One What Remains of Edith Finch - 9/10 -

Overtly depressing stories are something I enjoy for some reason.



Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
16-Jan(#75)
PC / Windows Far Cry 3 8.5/10 - Really good. Only "extra" stuff I did was all outposts/towers. The second island really ups the difficulty. beat it at 14 hours or so.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 17-Jan(#76)
Superhot Mind Control Delete Microsoft Xbox Series X|S 7.5/10

The Superhot series continues to hold it's mantle as the most innovative shooter of all time. For those not familiar with this type of game it's a fps where time only moves when you move so everything is slowed down to a halt and moves in slow motion when you move. Think of it like an extreme bullet time but it lasts the entire game and you can't turn it off. It works in it's favor most of the time allowing you to strategically coordinate your attack patterns to complete the 100+ micro levels in the game. This time around there's hacks you can apply in each node that allow you to replenish health, have more ammo, fire faster, use throwable items that explode, etc. There's also cores you can unlock to use as a permanent buff before starting each node that range from extra hearts, charged melee attack and katana summoning like you're a Jedi ninja. However the game isn't without faults. While it is cool to rip apart and mow down your pixelated red Rez like foes in the slowest of motions it does tend to become quite tedious after you hit the halfway point and it becomes a gauntlet and endurance test where you have to complete like 15 levels per node with only 2 or 3 hearts without dying because if you die within a node you start right back from the beginning. No checkpoints so plan your attacks wisely. The controls I felt were okay but sometimes take getting used to the slow motion esque gameplay where you have to figure out how to manipulate the joystick just right at the set speed you want to move at. I did enjoy the first one a bit better though, most likely because it tried to have an interesting story. There's really no hint at a story here. Just you're stuck in a loop trying to break it. Overall the Superhot sequel is an entertaining 6-8 hour romp that starts to overstay it's welcome a bit in the end but is an enjoyable ride for what it's worth.
Kommie
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* 17-Jan(#77)
@DCGX wrote:
>
>>Soma Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

> I don't usually play survival horror games (I don't have the patience. Yet at the same time I can wait forever in 'Assassin's Creed' or 'Splinter Cell' for the perfect takedown), but I heard such good things about the story. Luckily, 'Soma' focuses more on the story, characters
> and atmosphere than the horror elements. And the story doesn't disappoint. I don't even want to say anything really. The game is very well written and acted, and, while there are no collectibles (which is fine with me), there is a lot of lore lying about. I wish some of it was |>more front and center, since it's really good, without having to hike down the occasional dead-end for tiny pieces of paper, but at least it's obtainable. The game controls very well and has a really good pace to it. Whenever the game loads and/or saves, it does freeze for a |>second or two, but that's about it. It's a one-and-done type of game, unless you really want to search out lore bits, but completely worth the playthrough.
>>

I just beat it recently, and still can't get over the ending. also, one trophy is missable, but you'd have to be a complete idiot to miss it


Met the last person left alive



edit: not missable as they have the ARK

also the ending





ARK Simon 4 thinks he was cut and pasted there, cause he's a dimwit and Catherine knows it's a copy. I also killed Simon 2. But man, the ending really makes you feel like you're Simon at the bottom of the Ocean, alone.

"Please don't leave me alone."
"Catherine ---- Catherine?!?!"


Going a bit deeper, I found out that the guy who killed himself right away thought by doing so, his consciousness would transfer to the ARK immediately so that there would only be "One" of him, and no other copies/Consciousness would exists. He called it the Coin Flip, and Catherine mentions losing it during the last part, but I highly doubt she even believed the coin flip is even real.



DCGX
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
17-Jan(#78)

Yeah, the ending is a bit of a mind fudge. I was sitting there, watching it, wonder how I would react to something like that in real life. After some of the games I've played recently, movies I've seen lately
and real life in many ways, I think a mostly boring existence sounds rather nice now lol.



Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
17-Jan(#79)
PlayStation Vita Hatoful Boyfriend - - - This was honestly kinda bad. Good thing it was super short - Colonel Sanders was better. Got the Bad Ending.

Nick
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18-Jan(#80)
Kommie wrote:
> Unfortunately, @loztdogs I really liked this one
>
> Microsoft Xbox One What Remains of Edith Finch - 9/10 - ...
>
>

I'm with you on this one, I loved Edith Finch. That bathtub scene, wooooow

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