Last Game You Finished and Your Rating

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by Jordan UK » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:53 am

Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4) [6]

I've got quite mixed feelings about this one...when I played it on release, I liked it but never got round to completing it. I liked how it had rebooted - pretty successfully - an old fan favourite franchise. However, I picked it up again today and finished off the last few levels and I can't help but think, despite its production values, it feels very much of the PS2 era. It's all very predictable and can be quite attritional at times. Back when the PS4 was shiny and new, I could probably forgive the game's frustrations and would have been appeased by the eye-candy, but it just doesn't hold up as well today.

With the benefit of hindsight, the Doom remake is a far more successful reimagining of an old Id franchise and if Machine Games had taken the 'constantly moving, constantly going forward' approach that Id took with Doom 2016, then I'm sure I would have enjoyed this a little more. When it does cut loose (like in the Deathshead's compound missions) and it plays it old school Wolfenstein, it's pretty fun and I love the machine gun in this game - it's really punchy. More zip, more enemies, less sombre and fewer difficulty spikes would have made this a better game, in my opinion.

I may try 'The Old Blood' soon to see if, when the engine is used to create a more arcade-y experience, it's any better.
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by Death's Head » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:11 pm

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Redux version)

Like other "games" of this ilk, this is an interactive story more than a straight game, which is no bad thing as it allows a more relaxing experience.

Firstly, a special mention to the graphics. They are excellent. If you have played "Everybody's gone to the rapture" (which is a similar genre) and thought that was impressive, this will reset your expectations.

Disappointingly though (for me at least), objectives in the game are not clear and without the use of a guide, I would have missed a fair amount of the game and not even sure if completion would have been possible. For that reason I think a guide will be essential for most otherwise this is likely to be parked and never returned to. The game is also fairly short, although without a guide could take an eternity to complete.

If the price isn't right and you have not plans to use a guide (unless of course you have all of the time in the world), probably better to look elsewhere.

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by Fruits Punch Samurai » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:56 pm

A Little Bit of... Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training Sudoku 7/10 The best part of Brain Training without the weird voice recognition.

Flipper 6/10 Cute puzzle game with some horrid controls. Nice vector graphics.

Flipper 2 Flush The Goldfish 6/10 Weird little one button action game which is completely different to the original Flipper, but its a fun experiment.

Photo Dojo 4/10 A novelty which is a bit of a pain to set up. Face Raiders does it better.
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by FatDaz » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:10 am

Doom (2016) - 9

Loved this, they nailed the feel of the originals while updating it for modern day. I love the fast paced nature and sense of momentum. If you don't keep pushing forward you'll lose spectacularly. Such a breath of fresh air compared to modern dreary FPS shooters with aim down sight and regenerating health.
Campaign began to get samey but I feel it didn't overly outstay it's welcome and the weapons were punchy and varied.

Haven't bothered with MP or tried out the level creation stuff yet but they are just a little bonus to the great single player
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by Trelliz » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:45 am

Gone Home and Octodad: Dadliest Catch - PC

I thought these games had enough similar elements, themes and approaches to mechanics driving narrative that I combined the two into a single chimeric review, coming soon to GRView!
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by JediDragon05 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:43 pm

The Darkness II

THAT. WAS. AWESOME


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4/5
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by Fruits Punch Samurai » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:12 pm

Psychonauts 8/10 A game packed with amazing ideas, though doesn't quite match Mario when it comes to platforming. Meat Circus for example.
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by Death's Head » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:29 pm

Dead Rising 3 DLC (PC). 4 stories covering some of the characters you meet during the main game. About 10-15 hours of play and although you may feel a bit Dead Rising fatigued by the time you get onto this, it is a fairly good extension with some fun new weapon and vehicle combos (particularly a couple of the vehicles). It comes free with the PC version so definitely worth playing, although probably best to have a rest between it and the main game. 7
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by lex-man » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:44 pm

Played Batman: Telltale Game (PC)

It runs pretty badly. I had some slow down and my computer is pretty powerful.

The story is really good, although I'd like to see how much your choices can change the plot. The telltale games aren't really games as there is no challenge at all; it's more a interactive multi choose story book.

They've really altered the batman backstory for the game. Lots of the characters have had their backstories changed.

8/10 just for the plot really.
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by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:03 am

Frankenstein on Amiga. I had this for Atari ST as a kid but I got stuck about a third of the way in and seeing as how it was the early 90's you couldn't just Google the solution.

You play as Dr Frankenstein's assistant Igor and have to gather body parts and tools for your master. Back when I was a kid I just couldn't find the fifth item and so never finished the game.

Fast forward to the present day and a quick search on Google and a YouTube let's play have allowed me to finish this after all these years

Was it worth the wait... probably not. It's a fun if slightly repetitive platformer with decent controls but it's nothing special.

7/10
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by Jazzem » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:13 am

lex-man wrote:Played Batman: Telltale Game (PC)

It runs pretty badly. I had some slow down and my computer is pretty powerful.

The story is really good, although I'd like to see how much your choices can change the plot. The telltale games aren't really games as there is no challenge at all; it's more a interactive multi choose story book.

They've really altered the batman backstory for the game. Lots of the characters have had their backstories changed.

8/10 just for the plot really.


This is what I really loved about it, enough to be somewhat (though not entirely forgiving) of its flaws like you mentioned. I was quite shocked how much creative licence they had, the take on Thomas Wayne was especially unexpected.
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by Jamo3103 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:48 am

Captain Toad - 8/10

Charming and beautiful, just like the best Nintendo games with just the right balance between challenge and fun. There were a few stages which could be a little frustrating (when hunting down the bonus items), the camera controls could be a bit iffy and the gamepad elements often felt tacked on or unnecessary. That being said it was still thoroughly enjoyable.
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by Rubix » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:20 pm

Kingdom Hearts DDD - better on a home console than on my 3DS, forgot what a pain in the ass tge final boss was. Glad I played it again as sets up KH3

8/10

The Walking Dead.S2 - nearly as good as the first however playing on the Vita has its issues. Forever freezing and unresponsive at times really pulls you out of moment.

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by Trelliz » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:03 pm

Pony Island - PC

I'd heard good things about this when it came out but finally got round to it through a humble bundle or something. It's a clever little game where you play as a lost soul trapped in the devil's shitty arcade and have to "hack" the game to get out, all the while playing an increasingly complex endless runner. It does some ingenious things to mess with you as a player which I won't mention here, but its short enough to use them effectively to great effect and move on without repetition. Fortunately that brevity is reflected in the price - £3.99 for an enjoyable few hours that is well worth experiencing.

9/10
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by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:28 pm

Rick Dangerous on Amiga. A fun but frustratingly difficult platformer, it's really more of a memory test than anything else. If you step in the wrong place it means instant death, problem is there is absolutely no indication where traps are going to be meaning everything is trial and error so without save states you'd be expected to memorise the entire game and beat it on just six lives with no way of earning more... yeah, strawberry float that.

Head says 6/10 for the sheer frustration but on nostalgia alone my heart says 8/10 for taking me back to my childhood.
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by Brerlappin » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:35 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Rick Dangerous on Amiga. A fun but frustratingly difficult platformer, it's really more of a memory test than anything else. If you step in the wrong place it means instant death, problem is there is absolutely no indication where traps are going to be meaning everything is trial and error so without save states you'd be expected to memorise the entire game and beat it on just six lives with no way of earning more... yeah, strawberry float that.

Head says 6/10 for the sheer frustration but on nostalgia alone my heart says 8/10 for taking me back to my childhood.


I loved Rick Dangerous back in the day. It really is a strawberry floating grind of memorizing traps and pitfalls tho. I fired it up a while ago and the entire first level is burned into muscle memory for me. I can remember almost every single trap by heart. This was literally my first time playing it in years and i almost cleared the level in one go :lol:

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by lex-man » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:52 pm

Jazzem wrote:
lex-man wrote:Played Batman: Telltale Game (PC)

It runs pretty badly. I had some slow down and my computer is pretty powerful.

The story is really good, although I'd like to see how much your choices can change the plot. The telltale games aren't really games as there is no challenge at all; it's more a interactive multi choose story book.

They've really altered the batman backstory for the game. Lots of the characters have had their backstories changed.

8/10 just for the plot really.


This is what I really loved about it, enough to be somewhat (though not entirely forgiving) of its flaws like you mentioned. I was quite shocked how much creative licence they had, the take on Thomas Wayne was especially unexpected.


Yeah, that was crazy although in one of the comics Thomas he is revealed to be a villain

I thought the way they used joker was surprising and interesting. Nothing like the other versions.
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by IAmTheSaladMan » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:11 pm

Superfrog on Amiga. This was a pretty fun platformer however the controls seemed a little floaty and imprecise at times and there was a little too much trial and error in terms of which enemies you could attack and which you couldn't. A few bosses wouldn't have hurt either instead of just one which was super easy to defeat. I can see why people have nostalgia for the game but it hasn't aged as well a lot of Mega Drive and SNES games from a similar time.

Playing a bunch of Amiga games recently while fun makes me glad that one fire button controls are a thing of the past. For a platform game it's just not a good control scheme.

7/10
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by Jamo3103 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:45 pm

Splatoon (Single Player) - 8/10

I went straight into multiplayer when I picked up Splatoon and only briefly dabbled in the single player mode, I passed it over as something fairly throw away. Wanted to play through it before the Switch version and my god I wish I'd done it earlier.

It's a fantastic way to get to grips with the mechanics for starters, I think I'd be a damn sight better online if I'd played this first. The constant variation and changing mechanics across levels made it a blast to play through and none of them were too long so I could work through it fairly quickly.

I'd heard loads about the final boss fight and it was absolutely brilliant, albeit very frustrating at times. There was so much going on, it was just absolute chaos and by the end I was just pleased to have done it but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope the single player in the sequel can expand on it even further!
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by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:18 pm

Arabian Nights on Amiga CD32. This was a really fun platform game with some basic inventory based puzzles here and there, odd too that you had tons of slots for items but only ever had a few at any given time. I might have given it an 8 but it loses a point for a couple of really bad shooter levels where you move too slowly to avoid enemy attacks and the enemies take far too many hits to defeat.

7/10

Probotector on NES. I'd played the arcade version of Contra but never the NES version. It's a pretty faithful adaptation although it doesn't look quite as good which is to be expected. Thank the lord for the Konami code as I doubt I would of got through this without it.

7/10
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