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by Death's Head » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:31 pm

Dead Rising (PS4)

Dead Rising was one of, if not my favourite 360 games. I didn't buy a 360 until 2009 but this was one of the games I picked up with it (for about £6 2nd hand). Although initially it was frustrating (having to complete parts within a certain time limit or start the game again, having to find certain save points and dying early on to progress), I persevered and enjoyed the game hidden below the surface.

The prospect of playing the game again in what I thought was some kind of next gen HD version was enticing. Quickly though I realised that the graphical differences were minimal. Obviously I've not compared the two games side by side, but what you are playing feels just like an old game. Character models are the same and although this supposedly runs at 60fps (and to be fair, there is no slow down), screen tearing is still evident (I probably saw this 2 or 3 times throughout the game).

People you need to rescue are still as idiotic as the original (I could have saved a lot more if they actually strawberry floating came with me rather than hanging about waiting for zombies to attack so I had to go back to them) and when there are zombies as far as the eye can see, it is still annoying trying to get through them so you can get on with the actual story. Likewise, when the soldiers turn up they still take too many bullets to kill.

If you've played this on the 360, I wouldn't bother with this as I very much doubt you will remember graphical flaws from the original that you feel this improves on.

If you've not played this before, dig in, but just expect a last gen game - old character models and controls (particularly aiming with a gun) which was pretty dodgy almost 10 years ago but unforgivable now.

Played this before? 6

Never played Dead Rising? 7.5

Although when I first played this I thought it was great, having played Dead Rising 3 recently on the PC, I would say that is the better game.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by NickSCFC » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:38 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:Rise of the Tomb Raider

Absolute stupid dog gooseberry fool. I'm actually angry at myself for wasting 12 hours of my life finishing it. I swear the reboot was really good, I remember really enjoying it. This didn't seem to be drastically different from that game but I absolutely hated this.


My thoughts exactly, the game constantly trying to make me care about characters I found detestable was tiring.

Whoever's doing Lara's voice these days needs throwing in acid.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:00 am

Crash Bandicoot for PS1 via PS3. I've beaten this before but not for a long time. It's a pretty fun platformer although it can be very frustrating at times particularly when going for 100% completion.

7/10

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Hime » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:41 am

NickSCFC wrote:
Tragic Magic wrote:Rise of the Tomb Raider

Absolute stupid dog gooseberry fool. I'm actually angry at myself for wasting 12 hours of my life finishing it. I swear the reboot was really good, I remember really enjoying it. This didn't seem to be drastically different from that game but I absolutely hated this.


My thoughts exactly, the game constantly trying to make me care about characters I found detestable was tiring.

Whoever's doing Lara's voice these days needs throwing in acid.

Does that stuff really spoil the game for you? It was easily my favourite third person action game only bettered by Uncharted 4.

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by Trelliz » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:11 am

Hime wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Tragic Magic wrote:Rise of the Tomb Raider

Absolute stupid dog gooseberry fool. I'm actually angry at myself for wasting 12 hours of my life finishing it. I swear the reboot was really good, I remember really enjoying it. This didn't seem to be drastically different from that game but I absolutely hated this.


My thoughts exactly, the game constantly trying to make me care about characters I found detestable was tiring.

Whoever's doing Lara's voice these days needs throwing in acid.

Does that stuff really spoil the game for you? It was easily my favourite third person action game only bettered by Uncharted 4.


It did for me. It felt like Uncharted but with none of the levity; Lara is this super-serious mopey misery guts who constantly goes "I can do this"/"I've got no choice" in a breathy, super-serious tone. Every character is unlikeable and I only became even slightly invested in the plot when I mentally re-framed it as part of the Assassin's Creed universe (Trinity=Templars, the ancient gooseberry fool is Precursor tech, that kind of thing). Lara just makes things worse wherever she goes, visiting ancient tombs and marvelling at their construction before destroying/flooding them and/or nicking everything not nailed down. This goes further through the ludo-narrative dissonance in the first game, that she's this desperate survivor struggling against the odds yet I can headshot a platoon of heavily armed soldiers like its no big deal.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by NickSCFC » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:57 am

It's inevitably going to be compared to Uncharted 4, and by comparison it just felt clunky.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Hime » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:16 am

Trelliz wrote:
Hime wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Tragic Magic wrote:Rise of the Tomb Raider

Absolute stupid dog gooseberry fool. I'm actually angry at myself for wasting 12 hours of my life finishing it. I swear the reboot was really good, I remember really enjoying it. This didn't seem to be drastically different from that game but I absolutely hated this.


My thoughts exactly, the game constantly trying to make me care about characters I found detestable was tiring.

Whoever's doing Lara's voice these days needs throwing in acid.

Does that stuff really spoil the game for you? It was easily my favourite third person action game only bettered by Uncharted 4.


It did for me. It felt like Uncharted but with none of the levity; Lara is this super-serious mopey misery guts who constantly goes "I can do this"/"I've got no choice" in a breathy, super-serious tone. Every character is unlikeable and I only became even slightly invested in the plot when I mentally re-framed it as part of the Assassin's Creed universe (Trinity=Templars, the ancient gooseberry fool is Precursor tech, that kind of thing). Lara just makes things worse wherever she goes, visiting ancient tombs and marvelling at their construction before destroying/flooding them and/or nicking everything not nailed down. This goes further through the ludo-narrative dissonance in the first game, that she's this desperate survivor struggling against the odds yet I can headshot a platoon of heavily armed soldiers like its no big deal.

Fair enough if that bothers you but that stuff is in every computer game.

NickSCFC wrote:It's inevitably going to be compared to Uncharted 4, and by comparison it just felt clunky.

Uncharted 4 is better but not by much. Obviously it wasn't a comparison when Tomb Raider was released but it was in a different league to UC 1-3.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Tragic Magic » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:50 pm

Although I agree that the story and characters were infuriatingly bad it was the collectathon nature of the game that irked me more than anything. I play games to be entertained, not to hoover up an almost endless amount of pointless trinkets that have been marked on a map for the sole point of dragging out proceedings. I remember really enjoying the reboot but Rise of has put me off ever replaying it just in case I'm remembering it wrong and was more easily impressed back when it was released. Rise really was an awful game.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Hime » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:30 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:Although I agree that the story and characters were infuriatingly bad it was the collectathon nature of the game that irked me more than anything. I play games to be entertained, not to hoover up an almost endless amount of pointless trinkets that have been marked on a map for the sole point of dragging out proceedings. I remember really enjoying the reboot but Rise of has put me off ever replaying it just in case I'm remembering it wrong and was more easily impressed back when it was released. Rise really was an awful game.

I'm confused, the collectables were entirely optional and the story as throw away as most in gaming. The gameplay is up there with the best in the genre.

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by Jazzem » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:34 pm

To be honest, the overly serious tone of the recent Tomb Raiders puts me off as well; I think it's the kind of series that works best with an Indiana Jonesy vibe, not afraid to go for high stakes while still having an appealing sense of fun and adventure to it.

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by Jordan UK » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:26 am

Thimbleweed Park (Xbox One) [8]

Having been a point-and-click adventure fan since playing 'Zak McKracken' WAY BACK on a friend's Atari ST and then seeking-out and playing pretty much every LucasFilm/Arts adventure game around, I was really looking forward to this.

This plays as a spiritual sequel to 'Maniac Mansion' (as in the first one, not 'Day of the Tentacle') and there are many references to this earlier game, not least in the aesthetic and humour.

I'm reminded while playing it why it is I love Ron Gilbert's adventures so much. More than any other project lead from that era, he seemed to create games that (at least for the majority of the game) had several things that could be done at once. You weren't simply looking to solve one puzzle at a time; you often had multiple paths to explore and when one line of thought ended, subtle hints, clues and uncovered, new objects would reveal different paths or different things to try. This meant that things never really became stunted. Thimbleweed Park is also a great example of this; it's gently taxing with few 'monkey wrench / Le Chuck's Revenge' moments. The multi-character approach (each with their own agendas) adds to the 'open-ness' of the game.

I only have minor criticisms of the game... my personal favourite game from the era was / is 'The Secret of Monkey Island' and I guess - having waited decades for another pure 'point-and-click' from Gilbert - that I would have preferred a game closer in style to 'Monkey Island' (with Steve Purcell over-seeing the graphics and Michael Land creating another awesome musical score... I can only dream!).

It's was also clear - having seen the credits - the team making this game was really small. What they've managed to do on a shoe-string budget is really impressive. I only wonder what Gilbert and the team can do now. Hopefully this game will give them the financial clout to go on and make another point-and-click adventure.

A nostalgic love letter to both the late 80s and the early point-and-click adventure games. A treat for any veteran gamer and the best point-and-click adventure since 'Day of the Tentacle'.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Lotus » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:57 pm

Binary Doman - 8/10

+ Looks good.
+ Satisfying shooting.
+ Nice length.
+ Bosses were actually enjoyable for the most part.
+ I liked the upgrades and augmented abilities.
+ Story was vaguely intriguing.

- Idiotic team members who kept walking in front of my line of fire.
- Context issues with the A and B buttons meant Dan would often do what I didn't want him to do.
- Team mates wouldn't shut up.
- Lack of music. I can count about 3 occasions when music came on, and it actually sounded good. No idea why they didn't use it more.
- Voice command was gooseberry fool, so had to resort to buttons, which actually worked.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:04 pm

Crash Bandicoot 2 on PS1 via PS3. I'd played a bit of this years ago but I don't think I've ever finished it until now. It's an improvement over the original and it's mostly a pretty fun game but like it's predecessor it's frustratingly hard in places, collecting some of the gems in later stages was really a pain.

Since this improves over the original in some respects while still retaining some of it's flaws I'll give this a slightly higher 7.5/10

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by Lagamorph » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:09 pm

Lotus wrote:Binary Doman - 8/10

+ Looks good.
+ Satisfying shooting.
+ Nice length.
+ Bosses were actually enjoyable for the most part.
+ I liked the upgrades and augmented abilities.
+ Story was vaguely intriguing.

- Idiotic team members who kept walking in front of my line of fire.
- Context issues with the A and B buttons meant Dan would often do what I didn't want him to do.
- Team mates wouldn't shut up.
- Lack of music. I can count about 3 occasions when music came on, and it actually sounded good. No idea why they didn't use it more.
- Voice command was gooseberry fool, so had to resort to buttons, which actually worked.

No mention of my guys Bo and Cain? For shame.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Lotus » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:45 pm

Bo was pretty annoying, not much more than one big cliche really. Cain was okay, when he didn't keep walking in front of my gun and then complaining about it. Shindo was forgettable, as was Rachel (apart from her awful accent) and Charles was okay, probably the least annoying. Dan was pretty obnoxious, but you kinda expect it with an arrogant/cocky American lead.

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by jawafour » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:03 am

Lotus wrote:Binary Doman - 8/10...

- Idiotic team members who kept walking in front of my line of fire.
- Context issues with the A and B buttons meant Dan would often do what I didn't want him to do.
- Team mates wouldn't shut up.
- Lack of music. I can count about 3 occasions when music came on, and it actually sounded good. No idea why they didn't use it more.
- Voice command was gooseberry fool, so had to resort to buttons, which actually worked.

Negative aspects being noted for Binary Domain?!? If this doesn't draw Buffalo back to GRcade, nothing will!

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by Squinty » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:44 am

Binary Domain :wub:

Rhythm Heaven. Once I started using my finger instead of a stylus, this game was way better. I think the difficulty level is a bit all over the place, Remix 8 was harder than anything. Still really enjoyed the game. I like the weird visual style and the simplicity of it. I'm hoping to get my copy of the Wii game back from my brother, so I can play through that once again.

Elite Beat Agents. Stuck this on and deleted my save just to remind myself of how awesome it is. All my skills have gone. Scrapped through medium difficulty, don't really have the patience to play Chieftain. Still a really cool game. I hope there is another one.

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by Jamo3103 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:17 am

Red Dead Redemption - 8/10

I first started playing this back in 2011 and tried again in 2012 but never quite got into it, found the early sections of the game fairly dull and and wasn't really inspired to carry on.

Always hear about how good it is though so I decided to revisit it and although my opinion on the early sections hasn't changed I found that once it really got going it was a great experience. The gameplay in the story missions is pretty formulaic most of the time - ride here, shoot these people, ride back - and when it deviates from that then the likes of herding cattle/wrangling horses aren't exactly the most exciting things I've ever done in a game. However the strengths of the game really lie in the characters, story and settings. I loved the Wild West setting and every single character in the main story was really memorable, even though the world probably isn't that big compared to more recent open world games I never once felt confined or restricted by it either. Mechanically it also still holds up really well, some minor niggles here and there and some aspects do feel a little dated (particularly coming from Breath of the Wild) but overall for a 7 year old game it still feels quite fresh and for the most part it's a fantastic looking game as well. Shame there's no PC port as it would really benefit from a framerate and resolution boost.

Overall it's a good 8/10 for me, would probably have been a 9 if I'd played through it back in the day but difficult not to compare it with some of the brilliant open world games which have come since, particularly when one of them is so fresh in the memory.

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:59 pm

Nier Automata: 8/10

A remarkable game in many ways, the ending sequence and final boss actually had me welling up. It's so rare that games use their inherent interactivity to actually make a point as succinctly as the way this does.

Besides that the game is one hell of an experience. I perhaps didn't buy into it quite as much as some reviewers, I didn't find it to be the "RPG of a generation" but it was definitely a unique take on a lot of RPG tropes, and the ending is brilliantly done. Ending E really does shift the entire thing into a different light, a light I unfortunately can't see at the moment as I chose to delete my save.

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by Trelliz » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:30 pm

Lego City Undercover - PC

I think as i'm getting older i'm becoming less and less impressed by super-gritty games full of shooting people in the face while swearing all the time. I've bounced off a lot of games recently and I'd been curious about this on the wii u but never got round to it, and now its been freed from its original platform i wanted to see how Tt could do a lego game unshackled from an existing IP.

It was one of the most fun, warm and deeply silly experiences i've had playing a game for a long time; full of nods to everything from the matrix and starsky and hutch to the worzels. One character is a walking Arnold Schwarzenegger quote machine which had me giggling like a loon.

The story is a bit bloated in the middle; a lot of it seems to be contrivances to unlock all the character outfits but the finale falling towards and through the spaceship as it breaks up on re-entry left me genuinely speechless through a sense of spectacle and scale impressive for a 'normal' game let alone a lego game.

Like good disney/pixar films this operates on different levels for the age groups coming to it; on the one hand a kid-friendly pseudo-Sleeping Dogs but with stuff for everyone else to like. Its by no means difficult but the world is packed with stuff to do and a decent size; i wrapped up the story at around 14 hours with less than 25% completion. I won't be going back for all the collectables as that would be madness, but thoroughly enjoyed my time with it.

9/10.

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