Last Game You Finished and Your Rating

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:03 pm

Golf Story (NS)

Amazing. I loved just about every minute of this. Funny, varied and with lovely music and graphics that gave me a warm feeling like the games of yesteryear. I have enjoyed casual golf games all my life (despite having no love for the real.... sport). This felt like a combination of all the best aspects.
There were a few (we’ll documented) technical glitches, but nothing that called for more then a restart (3 times in my 20 hour play through). The last tournament was a real adrenaline rush as well, and I actually punched the air upon clearing it (always a good sign).

For anyone who’s interest was captured by this title, I urge you to check it out. A great game for a great price.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:29 am

Where the Wild Things Are on PS3. This started out as a pretty fun platformer but by the end I had grown quite tired of it. Furthermore for what is supposed to be a kids game it grew annoyingly difficult toward the end with an over reliance on a frustrating mechanic where you have to protect the assorted Wild Things from shadowy monsters. It makes no sense at all, these are ten foot tall monsters that can smash through rocks, break down trees and even eat your character if you annoy them enough yet they can’t protect themselves against a few shadowy bug monsters.

This started as a 6/10 but ended up a 5/10 instead.

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by more heat than light » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:30 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Where the Wild Things Are on PS3. This started out as a pretty fun platformer but by the end I had grown quite tired of it. Furthermore for what is supposed to be a kids game it grew annoyingly difficult toward the end with an over reliance on a frustrating mechanic where you have to protect the assorted Wild Things from shadowy monsters. It makes no sense at all, these are ten foot tall monsters that can smash through rocks, break down trees and even eat your character if you annoy them enough yet they can’t protect themselves against a few shadowy bug monsters.

This started as a 6/10 but ended up a 5/10 instead.


Back in the day when I used to play all the gooseberry fool kids movie tie-ins, I remember that one being well above average. I seem to remember it having a rather lovely visual style, especially towards the end. Mind you, this did come after playing awful stuff like Jumper and The Golden Compass. Protip: Never strawberry floating play The Golden Compass. :x

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:36 am

more heat than light wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Where the Wild Things Are on PS3. This started out as a pretty fun platformer but by the end I had grown quite tired of it. Furthermore for what is supposed to be a kids game it grew annoyingly difficult toward the end with an over reliance on a frustrating mechanic where you have to protect the assorted Wild Things from shadowy monsters. It makes no sense at all, these are ten foot tall monsters that can smash through rocks, break down trees and even eat your character if you annoy them enough yet they can’t protect themselves against a few shadowy bug monsters.

This started as a 6/10 but ended up a 5/10 instead.


Back in the day when I used to play all the gooseberry fool kids movie tie-ins, I remember that one being well above average. I seem to remember it having a rather lovely visual style, especially towards the end. Mind you, this did come after playing awful stuff like Jumper and The Golden Compass. Protip: Never strawberry floating play The Golden Compass. :x


It looks nice and the voice acting is good, there was nothing especially wrong with the game so maybe 5 is a little harsh but I was so tired of replaying sections over and over to save Wild Things from Shadow bugs.

Not gonna lie, I’m playing games like this purely for the trophies. I don’t believe Golden Compass on PS3 has them so I’m safe.

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by rinks » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:52 am

The Turing Test. Though the gameplay should have been a huge clue, I didn't realise this was by the same people as Pneuma: Breath of Life until I got to the optional room in (I think) Chapter 3. That forming staircase was instantly familiar, and it was a delight to suddenly be in a Pneuma level.

The game overall was quite clever, though never hugely challenging, and I enjoyed it while it lasted.

If I'd bought it: 7/10
As a GWG freebie: 9/10

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by more heat than light » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:08 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Not gonna lie, I’m playing games like this purely for the trophies. I don’t believe Golden Compass on PS3 has them so I’m safe.


Ha, you don't need to apologise about that to me dude, I've played pretty much all of them. I kinda miss those shitty kids platformers.

rinks wrote:The Turing Test. Though the gameplay should have been a huge clue, I didn't realise this was by the same people as Pneuma: Breath of Life


Ooh, me neither. Loved Pneuma, so I think I'll start that as soon as I've finished Lococycle.

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:31 pm

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Gameplay - 7/10

SP humour - 10/10

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by Lotus » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:19 am

Tomb Raider Anniversary - 5/10

+ Looks pretty good.
+ Varied locations.
+ Some good puzzles.
+ Some good level design.

- Forgettable and laughable plot.
- Some bad level design.
- Some tedious, way-too-drawn.out puzzles
- Shitty, unresponsive controls.
- Lara frequently refuses to do what she should (i.e. refusing to grab a ledge) which can lead to falls, deaths, and redoing sections/puzzles.
- Dodgy hit detection, whereby enemies won't be affected by bullets unless they're in the 'correct' phase of an animation.
- While the checkpoint system is useful, you still have to end up re-doing things if you die.
- The game demands pin-point accuracy and exact angles for jumps and timing, but doesn’t give you the controls or camera angle to let you do this.

I liked some of the puzzles in this and the environmental navigation, but the terrible controls really let it down, leading to failing things time and time again through no fault of your own. If you're a fan of being let down by the camera and controls, being frustrated by repetitive and tedious puzzles, and having to re-do sections over and over and over and over again when you inevitably fail, this is the game for you.

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by JediDragon05 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:28 pm

Alex the Kidd in miracle world.

The only miracle in this game is : thank Frank this has a save feature. I did enjoy though.

3/5

Altered Beast (Raaaaaaawwwrrr)

In short you play a big bad buff dude wearing P.E shorts from school & built like a gooseberry fool brick house & you have to save the pretty blonde with the big boobs from that sniggering bald headed son of a bitch.

Keep laughing mummy strawberry floater, cos if you come back I’ll turn into a werewolf & slap that bald headed bonce of yours.

Nearly a 5 but loses a mark for been really short.

4/5

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:53 pm

Ah, you’ve committed the cardinal sin of retro gaming... Kidd is his surname there is no the :x

It proper triggers me when people add a superfluous “the” to Alex Kidd.

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by Rocksleddy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:58 pm

Wolfenstein: old blood. Think it's called that.

First console game I've finished in genuinely about 5 years as I'm living with my mate for a bit and he's got a ps4. Graphics have moved forward somewhat.

Really really enjoyed it, thought most of it was great fun. Right strawberry floater of a last boss though. Perfect length too, not a fan of long games at all.

9/10

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by Brerlappin » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:51 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Wolfenstein: old blood. Think it's called that.

First console game I've finished in genuinely about 5 years as I'm living with my mate for a bit and he's got a ps4. Graphics have moved forward somewhat.

Really really enjoyed it, thought most of it was great fun. Right strawberry floater of a last boss though. Perfect length too, not a fan of long games at all.

9/10


I love The Old Blood. Such a great game, it's almost like a HD remake of all the best bits of Return to castle wolfenstein.

Just finished Wolfenstein TNC. 9/10

Seriously some of the best characters, writing and acting I've seen in a game. The way they make such ludicrous plot points actually work is amazing, and they way it strikes a perfect balance between deadly serious and laugh out loud insanity, sometimes in the same scene, is incredible. Frau Engel is the best villain I think I've ever seen. Some people complained about the gameplay feeling "off" but I thought it felt the same as the new order more or less. Still has some crazy fun shooting.
My only complaints are its ending is a bit out of nowhere, the weapon wheel is fiddly and annoying, and it could stand to have some more varied locations.

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by SMPL » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:56 pm

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters - 9

FINALLY beat this after getting stuck against Laurence and shunning this since January I managed to run through it in a couple of nights. Very good, could have dome with a couple of additional areas to explore though, hence the 9.

In terms of boss fights Maria > Kos > Ludwig > Laurence > Living Failures

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by more heat than light » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:41 pm

Ori & The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition.

This game pissed me off. Not because it's bad (far from it, it's absolutely stunning in places) but because there are so many game design decisions that are terrible. Manual strawberry floating saving? In 2017? Why the hell do you have to repeatedly press X to shoot? It's tiring, especially with the more bullet spongey enemies. Also there are moments where you're just wandering around trying to work out where to go (granted, this is a problem with most Metroidvania games, maybe the genre isn't for me) and some puzzles that are a little obtuse.

Some amazing visuals and superb set pieces redeem things somewhat, but I think I spent more time in this game being annoyed than entertained.

6/10

Also... Lococycle!



Worth playing just for the thought of a stuffy Edge writer having to review it. :lol:

3/10

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by dmin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:37 pm

The Last of Us (Remastered) - 9/10

Hadn't played this before, so was quite a treat. The gameplay elements do become a bit familiar and it has sporadic difficulty spikes; but it's (movie worthy) story and cinematic quality propel it to the higher echelons.

On to Left Behind now, followed by some multiplayer action.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:02 pm

dmin wrote:The Last of Us - 9/10

Hadn't played this before, so was quite a treat. The gameplay elements do become a bit familiar and it has sporadic difficulty spikes; but it's (movie worthy) story and cinematic quality propel it to the higher echelons.

On to Left Behind now, followed by some multiplayer action.


Just started TLoU again myself, (PS3), it really is a top notch title. Have never tried the DLC though. Might pick it up along with the improved PS4 version at some point.

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by dmin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:54 pm

Yeah, forgot to mention it's the remastered version I have. It was in one of the recent sales with a ps plus discount on top, so couldn't say no to that!

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:45 pm

Alien Isolation: 8/10 (9/10 until the last 3 hours)

This is still one of the best looking games I've ever played. I don't know how they managed it* but even three years on this look absolutely stunning. Thematically indistinguishable from it's inspiration, it's also surely the most faithful film to game adaptation ever. In fact, myself and a friend were recently discussing the whole Alien franchise and settled on Alien, Aliens and Isolation as the only entries in our personal canon. It just a shame it outstays its welcome, ratcheting up the pressure until the final few hours become a series of run-die-repeat encounters where survival is entirely based on luck.

Such a shame we're unlikely to ever get a sequel.

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by dmin » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:20 pm

So, finished TLoU Left Behind, while not particularly substantial, it's absolutely worth it for the expansion of the back story.

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by more heat than light » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:22 am

I Am Alive

Dreadful. This game had so much potential but man, this was a total disaster from start to finish. The main complaint is the 'stamina meter', a device seemingly put into the game to destroy any fun that was once here. It decreases every time you run, jump, climb or (hilariously) stand in some dust. It means any kind of exploration has to be in short burst, or your bar starts to permanently decrease. So you end up climbing up a pole to a safe zone, sliding down into the fog, running around for a bit then jumping back up the pole before you run out of energy. It's farcical. Oh and you have limited retries, so if you die you end up having to use one or replay the whole chapter. :fp:

Combine this with some woeful platforming, shooting that requires zero skill whatsoever, a dull story and non-ending and appalling visual style (you can barely even see half the time - realistic, granted but zero fun) and you're left with a real stinker of a game. Absolutely joyless.

3/10

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