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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Jordan UK » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:37 pm

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Head 6/10, Heart 8/10

Yeah so this game is glitchy, repetitive, and the most barebones PC port imaginable. The physics are semi-broken too when you unlock the framerate to 60, objects you pick up will just float upwards and other weird gooseberry fool. It also has the worst moment ever committed to the medium in the form of the "use the force to pull down the star destroyer" section (a section that is completely broken thanks to on screen prompts that dont represent what you should actually be doing), but god dammit i still love this game. Flinging enemies around, zapping them with lightning, throwing a saber at a gripped enemy, and a really enjoyable, genuinely good story, plus some of the best SW art design outside the original trilogy movies really elevates what would otherwise be a pretty meh experience. Im still pissed that the erasure of the EU stuff now makes this game non-canon as it was a great origin story of the rebellion.

Titanfall 2

9/10

God damn, thats how you do a SP campaign in a AAA shootbanger. The people making the turgid campaigns in recent CoD games need to pay attention to Respawn and how they do it. A snappy 8-10 hours of gameplay with a change in pace and gameplay almost every level that keeps it always feeling fresh. Not just the standard linear whack a mole gameplay of CoD that hopes that scripted explosions are enough to keep you entertained. TF2 isnt jsut "good for a campaign bolted on to a multiplayer game", its a genuinely great SP game all by itself. Only complaints are the story is fairly paper thin and there arent any really great characters aside from BT


You should play the campaign in Infinite Warfare, I enjoyed it as much as Titanfall 2.


I did, and really enjoyed it, but its been the only decent CoD campaign since BO1. TF2 was better than IW imo too, IW had a better story and spectacle but TF2 had better mechanics, design, and was overall just more fun to play.

I agree with most of that (can't comment on the other CoD's as I've only played Ghosts between BO1 and IW).

For me it was mostly to do with expectation, the press and consensus among gamers seemed to be that IW was dog gooseberry fool and TF2 was Half Life 2 tier good. I found the reality was that there wasn't that much difference between them in terms of quality. I'm going to go through TF2 again on the X1X to try it outside of the hype.


IW is the best CoD since BO1. Unfarily maligned in my opinion. Looks lush on PS4 Pro, too.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Death's Head » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:36 pm

Ratchet & Clank (PS4) - really good and enjoyable. I found the
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bit and the last rail pretty frustrating, but other than that pretty much non stop fun. 8

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by more heat than light » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:16 pm

Telltale Guardians Of The Galaxy

I was really looking forward to this after the hugely enjoyable Tales From The Borderlands and (to a slightly lesser effect) Minecraft Story Mode. I remarked in those reviews that Telltale seemed much more confident in a comedy setting rather than the more dour 'serious' efforts that they're more famous for.

Sadly, despite a few high points (not least the soundtrack, which is extraordinary throughout) this is pretty disappointing. Story is really weak, the laughs are really hit and miss, and the usual Telltale failings of tired game mechanics rear their ugly heads one too many times. Getting stuck in an unstoppable dialogue loop AGAIN is particularly galling. Shame.

5/10

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:46 am

Need For Speed: Most Wanted on PS3. I’m not usually one for racing games but I fancied giving this a go for a change of pace. It was fun overall but pretty frustrating in places, particularly the later “boss” cars.

8/10

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Lotus » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:14 pm

Botanicula (PC) - 7/10
+ Nice visuals
+ Some funny moments
+ Great character design
+ Excellent audio design

- A bit formulaic
- A bit repetitive

Decent point-and-click which I didn't actually realise was a point-and-click when I bought it. :slol: As such it took me a long time to get into it, but after the initial boredom, it grew on me quite a lot. Not remarkable by any means, but it has enough character and is short enough (2-3 hours maybe?) to warrant looking into if you like these kind of games.

Kirby's Adventure (NES) - 8/10
+ Decent visuals/art design
+ Good music
+ Absorbing enemy abilities is a good mechanic
+ Nice mix of platforming, minigames, and different gameplay types

- Controls can be frustrating/takes some getting used to
- Not much challenge (apart from the bosses where you need to learn the patterns/employ some trial and error tactics)

This is the first Kirby game I've properly played. It's actually pretty good, bar some initial frustrations. Taking on the abilities of enemies is a simple idea but works really well, and adds some depth to progression through levels and how you tackle certain situations. Solid game.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Squinty » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:51 pm

Professor Layton and The Azran Legacy - 7/10

It's pretty good. The pacing is a little off, most the plot is towards the end of the game, some of the places the plot goes to are interesting, others not so much. The puzzles, some of them were a bit annoying, and the curve in difficulty was a bit all over the show.

The third game is still the greatest.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Peter Crisp » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:08 am

I just finished Metro Lat Light: Redux and it was thoroughly enjoyable.

The gameplay is great and the story is well worth keeping up with as it's interesting and fleshes out the world nicely.
I can't give it anything but a 10 :wub: .

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Lotus » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:46 pm

Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC) - 6/10

+ Good range of weapons
+ Some fun missions
+ Varied locations
+ Good level design

- A glitch stopped me progressing on one of the levels
- Lots of crashes which meant I had to skip several levels due to them not loading
- Stealth sections aren't great
- Some frustrating missions

Started out really enjoying this, but then soon got bogged down in glitches and crashes, which hampered my enjoyment quite a bit. I'm sure if it'd all played perfectly the score would've been higher, but as it is I found it a fun but flawed experience.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Brerlappin » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:26 pm

Lotus wrote:Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC) - 6/10

+ Good range of weapons
+ Some fun missions
+ Varied locations
+ Good level design

- A glitch stopped me progressing on one of the levels
- Lots of crashes which meant I had to skip several levels due to them not loading
- Stealth sections aren't great
- Some frustrating missions

Started out really enjoying this, but then soon got bogged down in glitches and crashes, which hampered my enjoyment quite a bit. I'm sure if it'd all played perfectly the score would've been higher, but as it is I found it a fun but flawed experience.


If you haven't already, check out Wolfenstein The Old Blood. Its basically a HD Remake of the best bits of RTCW, without all the early 2000s jank. I'm actually in the process of making video detailing all the similarities between the 2 games, it really could be a reimagining of RTCW theyre so alike

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by qupe » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:54 pm

Super Lucky's Tale

6/10

Quite short, controls are a bit clunky at times, camera is a pain and causes issues with some jumps/knowing where bombs are, complete within 5 hours, no idea why you collect coins in the outer world unless they are for DLC in the future. I got stuck in parts of 3d worlds and also walked through walls in parts.

Looks ok and has some decent platforming levels, some I enjoyed more than levels in Mario Odyssey

Paladin

Simple twinstick that you can probably 1000/1000 In an hour max on easy. Bit disappointing for its cost and several ships doesn't change the fact the 40 levels are the same for each ship. Combines elements of defender in a neon background.

5/10

Another World Anniversary

Hasn't aged well. The controls drove me mad and it felt a bit empty. Completed it and now want to see if it controlled this bad on my Amiga as I don't recall. Better Amiga games i would have preferred to have the update treatment.

4/10

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Lotus » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:04 am

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade wrote:
Lotus wrote:Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC) - 6/10

+ Good range of weapons
+ Some fun missions
+ Varied locations
+ Good level design

- A glitch stopped me progressing on one of the levels
- Lots of crashes which meant I had to skip several levels due to them not loading
- Stealth sections aren't great
- Some frustrating missions

Started out really enjoying this, but then soon got bogged down in glitches and crashes, which hampered my enjoyment quite a bit. I'm sure if it'd all played perfectly the score would've been higher, but as it is I found it a fun but flawed experience.


If you haven't already, check out Wolfenstein The Old Blood. Its basically a HD Remake of the best bits of RTCW, without all the early 2000s jank. I'm actually in the process of making video detailing all the similarities between the 2 games, it really could be a reimagining of RTCW theyre so alike

Cheers mate, seems that one completely passed me by. Will take a look. I also have The New Order in my backlog which I'll get to at some point.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Tafdolphin » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:02 pm

Lotus wrote:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade wrote:
Lotus wrote:Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC) - 6/10

+ Good range of weapons
+ Some fun missions
+ Varied locations
+ Good level design

- A glitch stopped me progressing on one of the levels
- Lots of crashes which meant I had to skip several levels due to them not loading
- Stealth sections aren't great
- Some frustrating missions

Started out really enjoying this, but then soon got bogged down in glitches and crashes, which hampered my enjoyment quite a bit. I'm sure if it'd all played perfectly the score would've been higher, but as it is I found it a fun but flawed experience.


If you haven't already, check out Wolfenstein The Old Blood. Its basically a HD Remake of the best bits of RTCW, without all the early 2000s jank. I'm actually in the process of making video detailing all the similarities between the 2 games, it really could be a reimagining of RTCW theyre so alike

Cheers mate, seems that one completely passed me by. Will take a look. I also have The New Order in my backlog which I'll get to at some point.



The Old Blood is a success due to of its interesting referrals to its roots, but play New Order first. TOB is, gameplay wise, a much weaker game. I love Wolfenstein (I'm currently going through RTCW as its one of my Christmas games) but TOB was actually quite dull to play. It's still good, but it shouldn't be top of your Wolf based playlist (which should be The New Order, The New Colossus, 2009's Wolfenstein (which is criminally overlooked) and The Old Blood for completeness)

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Brerlappin » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:25 pm

Rudolphin wrote:
Lotus wrote:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade wrote:
Lotus wrote:Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC) - 6/10

+ Good range of weapons
+ Some fun missions
+ Varied locations
+ Good level design

- A glitch stopped me progressing on one of the levels
- Lots of crashes which meant I had to skip several levels due to them not loading
- Stealth sections aren't great
- Some frustrating missions

Started out really enjoying this, but then soon got bogged down in glitches and crashes, which hampered my enjoyment quite a bit. I'm sure if it'd all played perfectly the score would've been higher, but as it is I found it a fun but flawed experience.


If you haven't already, check out Wolfenstein The Old Blood. Its basically a HD Remake of the best bits of RTCW, without all the early 2000s jank. I'm actually in the process of making video detailing all the similarities between the 2 games, it really could be a reimagining of RTCW theyre so alike

Cheers mate, seems that one completely passed me by. Will take a look. I also have The New Order in my backlog which I'll get to at some point.



The Old Blood is a success due to of its interesting referrals to its roots, but play New Order first. TOB is, gameplay wise, a much weaker game. I love Wolfenstein (I'm currently going through RTCW as its one of my Christmas games) but TOB was actually quite dull to play. It's still good, but it shouldn't be top of your Wolf based playlist (which should be The New Order, The New Colossus, 2009's Wolfenstein (which is criminally overlooked) and The Old Blood for completeness)


Woah woah woah. I love Wolf 2009. Its a great game. Ive championed it a thousand times in "underrated gems" threads. But id gladly deny it 3 times before it gets nailed to a cross if it meant i got to keep The Old Blood. The old Blood has more characterization, better setting, and better gameplay in its opening hour than 2009 does in its entire runtime. The Old Blood plays better than The New Colossus too, and has more varied locations. TNC literally only has a better story/characters than ToB. I defintiely think youre being too hard on ToB's gameplay, or maybe its been a while since you played it, but once you get past the sneaking bits in the prison at the start, its as good as TNO. The bombenschuss and shockhammer are great new additions to the game. Rudi Jager and Helga Von Schabbs are also just excellent villains. Honestly as a prequel to TNO, id say TOB is essential to play. Yes its a bit more camp with its Zombies and stuff compared to the more serious tone of TNO/TNC, but as a standalone title is a great, great strawberry floating game.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Brerlappin » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:40 pm

Just finished my Wolfenstein video. Obviously spoilers for both games


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by Trelliz » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:26 pm

Virginia - PC

This is how I imagine people who don't like Twin Peaks/Deadly Premonition view them; nonsensical bollocks wrapped around a wafer thin narrative framework that is so irritatingly pretentious while being utterly vacuous at the same time.

First of all, unlike other walking simulators there are other people present, however with no dialogue whatsoever everything is vague in a way which is frustrating more than intriguing. The 'game' uses cinematic smash-cuts to change scene and time-frame so quickly that it all lost meaning very quickly.

It has all the Lynchian tropes on the surface - crime in leafy town, fbi agents, trippy dream sequences and lots of coffee, but it doesn't take the time to build the normal side of things (or the characters) to make the weird stuff even weirder when it kicks off.

It is also plagued by the worst elements of the point and click genre; spending more focus on finding the one interactable object in a room than looking at what's actually going on.

Somehow this was nominated for a ton of awards and got glowing praise all over; luckily its very short, but if i'd paid more than the 50p or so on gog.com in the sale i'd have been livid.

NOT damn fine coffee/10

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Squinty » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:I just finished Metro Lat Light: Redux and it was thoroughly enjoyable.

The gameplay is great and the story is well worth keeping up with as it's interesting and fleshes out the world nicely.
I can't give it anything but a 10 :wub: .


Damn, I loved Last Light. I want to play it again.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Death's Head » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:45 pm

Dead Rising 4 (PC)

Other than 3 (which I finished last year but did play it's DLC this year) I've played through every DR game this year. I liked this quite a lot - it is probably more similar to 3 than the first 2.5. There is no time limit to spoil your exploring fun which is a good thing as there is lots to explore and find throughout the game. A new feature is that weapons can be combined on the fly rather than needing a bench and just stumbling across a 2nd part (where you have the first in your inventory and have found the relevant combo plan) will give you a prompt to build it.

Frank's camera also has more use than just taking photos, it is now needed for seeing in the dark (rather than using a torch) and analysing rooms for clues.

Graphically it is not overly impressive, but technically it hangs together quite well - it doesn't feel like there is any loading between chapters which is a refreshing change.

Capcom have just released a heroes update that allows you to play through the game picking up different costumes and abilities. If you've played the full game not sure how many will want to play through it again just for this but if you've not played it in full, not sure how many will want to play with this feature as it somewhat spoils the authenticity of the story.

There is also a co-op online mode which is not a rerun of the story but a sort of survival mode.

7.5

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Squinty » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:04 pm

999 - 7/10

I liked it on the whole. The plot gets a bit strawberry floating ridiculous on the true ending though, and I never really liked going through the game several times even though there was a fast forward function.

But still, it has some very well realised characters that I won't likely forget (Ace being my favourite). I liked the puzzles, they weren't too intrusive and they were fun to figure out most of the time. One thing I'll say about it, it kept me gripped when I got the safe ending, I loved how that one ended.

Yeah, give it go. It was really cool if a little flawed in some ways. I'll give the other games in the series a try at some point.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Pedz » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:21 pm

I've recently finished Mega Man 3, 4, 5 and 6. All good. I'd say 3 is the best of those 4, but is also by far the hardest.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Squinty » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:25 pm

Mega Man 3 ost :datass:


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