Last Game You Finished and Your Rating

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by Spindash » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:06 pm

Shining Force

Relatively simple strategy RPG with a sense of humour, and memorable characters who are easy to like despite most of them having around four lines of dialogue. Enemies are not the brightest, often chasing the main character around the map instead of finishing off the mage with 1 HP remaining next to them, but the scenarios are varied so it's interesting all the way to the end.

Four Jogurts out of five

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by Buffalo » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:50 am

I remember playing that Castlevania game and feeling as though there was something not quite right with it. Tried to get through it twice and stopped both times. I usually like a 3rd person slash-em-up too. That Enslaved game came out the same week I think, that was loads better.

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by Jamo3103 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:30 am

Life is Strange -8/10

Finished this last night, thoroughly enjoyed the final episode and the game as a whole, despite a few gripes. It's rare I go into a game completely blind these days but I had very little idea what to expect with this so much of it took me by surprise. Most of the gameplay mechanics aren't particularly new or exciting but it's refreshing to play an adventure game that isn't chock-full of quick time events, I thought some of the puzzles were really well done and the rewind mechanic added an interesting twist. On some occasions I felt it detracted from how meaningful certain decisions were however this was more than made up for by how creatively it was used for the most part.

Story wise it was refreshing to play a game which tells a story and tackles themes which are so unlike any other videogame I've played. They didn't always pull it off or get it quite right but when they did it was very effective and led to a game that was something of an emotional rollercoaster and one in which I felt my decisions actually made a difference to the way things played out, I felt regret for decisions I'd made on more than one occasion and even genuine guilt.

My main criticisms would be some of the dialogue, particularly in the first episode, and the overall pacing of the game which can at times move along too slowly and at other times too fast. Overall though I'd thoroughly recommend it, it's not perfect but it tries to do something different and does a pretty good job of it too!

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Skippy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:11 am

What Remains of Edith Finch - *****

I'd need to play it again, but I'm pretty sure Giant Sparrow has made a masterpiece. Exceptionally story-telling

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:50 am

Skippy wrote:What Remains of Edith Finch - *****

I'd need to play it again, but I'm pretty sure Giant Sparrow has made a masterpiece. Exceptionally story-telling


I liked it but nowhere near as much as Gone Home, or even EgttR.

There were 2 standout moments, the bath time story and the fish factory, but the rest were rather forgettable. I appreciated the variety of the minigames and the creativeness of the context, but it never felt like a complete piece. Rather it was a disjointed collection of short stories without moral or theme (besides "death is a part of life"), with the whole matching the discord of its parts.

I liked it, but didn't love it.

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by Rubix » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:52 pm

Skyrim - my 4th time playing on 3 different systems. My three play through before are all over 60hours so this should tell you how much I enjoy this world. Nearly done everything and I'm sure I missed some side quests and caves. Onto the DLC now

9/10

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by dmin » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:58 am

Titanfall 2 (PS4) - 9/10

A really fun campaign mode which kept me coming back for more. Still playing multiplayer and put about 24hrs into that so far; it's keeping me entertained, but just ready for a bit of a change. Yakuza 0 up next methinks!

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by more heat than light » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:27 am

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier.

An absolute car crash of a game. Seriously, I have no idea who came up with taking one of the most liked characters in gaming and turning them into an emo sidekick, but here we are. Everything that was once decent about this game has gone to gooseberry fool, dull characters, dull story and barely any game. At least the TV series is no longer the worst part of this franchise.

3/10

Also, Minecraft: Story Mode.

This is more like it. It's clear to me that Telltale are on safer ground with the lighthearted comedy games. This isn't quite a match for Borderlands, but it's far more entertaining than the other po-faced stuff. There's also one moment which is more genuinely touching (which also produces an awfully guilty chuckle) than anything Telltale have ever produced before. No spoilers here, you know what it is if you've played it.

Sadly this runs out if steam a bit towards the end, the 'adventure pass' which has a further three episodes exacerbates the problem and I ended up getting a touch bored. Shame.

6/10

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Ironhide » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:16 pm

9 Persons, 9 Hours, 9 Doors (PC version) - 9/10

Brilliant stuff, loved it.

I've previously played and finished the DS version and seen two of the possible 'bad' endings and have just finished the PC version once and seen the 'cliffhanger' ending.

Will be playing it again to unlock all the endings which is fairly easy thanks to the new flowchart system which lets you to restart from any part of the storyline you've already seen.

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by Diceman » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:40 pm

Just finished Deus Ex Mankind Divided.
Bought it shortly after release for a bargain £20. Now you can get it new for a fiver. Classic waste of money.
I just don't think my gaming life can cope with stuff like this any more. Approaching 38 years old with two kids and rapidly losing the ability to invest time into game worlds that demand loads of investigating and trial 'n' error stealth play.
The martial law bits of the 2nd act were gooseberry fool and tedious but there were some rewarding solutions to some objectives in other parts of the game.
Ultimately though, I have to admit I saw this through because I felt it necessary having paid money for it and I wanted to free hard drive space.
Enjoyment 4/10

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by JediDragon05 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:31 am

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane trilogy

Great fun but it's going to lose a mark for horrendous loading times & an unskippable intro.

4/5

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:56 pm

Watch Dogs on PS4. I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish bar a few frustrating missions toward the end. I may even be tempted to get the DLC too as I'd like to see more from T Bone. 8/10

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by Lotus » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:23 pm

Trine - 9/10

+ Looks gorgeous
+ Nice music
+ Constant progression in the form of items and abilities
+ Some good but not overly taxing puzzles
+ Moved along at a decent pace
+ Nice length (ooh er)

- Story was a bit 'meh'

Never thought I'd be heaping praise on this given I tried to get into it on a couple of occasions and failed both times. This time though it clicked, and it was a joy to play. Everything about it was really well done. Looking forward to Trine 2. :datass:

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by Squinty » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:23 pm

Mark of the Ninja - 9/10

This is seriously good stealth game. 2nd playthrough of this, and I'd imagine that I will go through it again in the future. The new items added by the DLC were cool. Only thing I could rag on is the ending, it just sort of finishes with very little fanfare.

Half Life 2 - 8/10

It doesn't get a 9 because of how overlong some of the sections seem. Usually the vehicle bits. Still an excellent game. The shooting, minimalist story, sense of purpose and interesting universe are the best things about it.

Outlast - 6/10

Atmospheric, and some genuinely unsettling imagery in this one. I was not into the gameplay, it just constantly repeats itself, run around a dark place getting chased by whatever nutter they've focused on. I found it pretty frustrating. Narrative was also a bit silly towards the end.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Samuel_1 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:44 pm

Diceman wrote:Just finished Deus Ex Mankind Divided.
Bought it shortly after release for a bargain £20. Now you can get it new for a fiver. Classic waste of money.
I just don't think my gaming life can cope with stuff like this any more. Approaching 38 years old with two kids and rapidly losing the ability to invest time into game worlds that demand loads of investigating and trial 'n' error stealth play.
The martial law bits of the 2nd act were gooseberry fool and tedious but there were some rewarding solutions to some objectives in other parts of the game.
Ultimately though, I have to admit I saw this through because I felt it necessary having paid money for it and I wanted to free hard drive space.
Enjoyment 4/10

Playing this at the moment and I too am struggling. The story is a little dull, most of the characters uninteresting and much of the game play seems to be a chore. It also seems to be over reliant on some of the mechanics, such as hacking. I'm not sure if I want to continue and reading your thoughts make me less likely to.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Ironhide » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:30 pm

I wrote:9 Persons, 9 Hours, 9 Doors (PC version) - 9/10

Brilliant stuff, loved it.

I've previously played and finished the DS version and seen two of the possible 'bad' endings and have just finished the PC version once and seen the 'cliffhanger' ending.

Will be playing it again to unlock all the endings which is fairly easy thanks to the new flowchart system which lets you to restart from any part of the storyline you've already seen.


Just finished the 'True' ending.

WTF did I just watch Who was that at the very end? Akane/June or Alice?

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by jawafour » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:35 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Watch Dogs on PS4. I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish bar a few frustrating missions toward the end. I may even be tempted to get the DLC too as I'd like to see more from T Bone. 8/10

I think the whole "graphics downgrade, man" issue really marred the reception of the game. The slightly dull main character didn't help, either. But... I think the game was technically cool, packed with stuff to do and was fun to play. I've not finished it and your review has reminded me that I should return, Salads!

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:22 am

jawafour wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Watch Dogs on PS4. I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish bar a few frustrating missions toward the end. I may even be tempted to get the DLC too as I'd like to see more from T Bone. 8/10

I think the whole "graphics downgrade, man" issue really marred the reception of the game. The slightly dull main character didn't help, either. But... I think the game was technically cool, packed with stuff to do and was fun to play. I've not finished it and your review has reminded me that I should return, Salads!


I was never bothered by the graphics debacle although I did initially avoid it as I'd heard it was tied in to the Assassin's Creed franchise which is a series I've never really bothered with. Only recently I discovered it was only tied to AC via a very small character cameo in one of the side missions. I spotted it in CeX for a fiver and decided to give it a go, it was easily worth the fiver I paid and then some.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by still » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:43 am

Monument Valley 2. Very nice follow up to the original although not sure whether it was easier than the first or just felt that way because I was familiar with the dynamics. Beautiful artwork and sound, (best played with headphones on). A very pleasant diversion. 8/10

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by jawafour » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:48 am

still wrote:Monument Valley 2. Very nice follow up to the original...

I enjoyed the first game and found that the puzzles struck a good balance between being challenging and fun. I'm too tight at the moment to drop five quid on it, but I'll keep an eye out for this in the future.


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