Last Game You Finished and Your Rating

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:07 pm

Torment, Tides of Numanera 9.5/10

Unequivocally the best written game I've played in years, as well as being as close to a tabletop RPG I've experienced in ages, if not ever.

The plot is a magisterial reflection of self-identity and worth, encompassing meta-narratives of self and sacrifice while keeping you both interested and intrigued. All the characters, from the lowly shopkeepers to your companions are incredibly well written, and the conversations and side-stories it throws up are never not engrossing. By the end I was in awe, and not a little jealous, of how complete and fascinating the writing was. The combat is good, if standard, but its the choice to avoid it almost entirely that's the most interesting. My only criticisms would be that you're never really taxed on skill checks, by the end I was acing everything the game threw at me, and that the ending feels rather rushed. Apart from that though, it's as close to my ideal game as anything since The Witcher or the original Torment.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Tragic Magic » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:22 pm

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.

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by Cyburn2 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:15 pm

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - 8/10

Had it on Classic mode, so having to reset the game quite often. Great game, but not much different from Awakening.

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by Death's Head » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:42 am

Ryse: Son of Rome (PC)

This is actually quite good. Combat is fairly simple (but doesn't really get boring), plenty of character upgrade options (although I struggled to notice the improvements they brought), lots of collectables scattered throughout the game and the story is enjoyable enough. I think the main campaign will probably be seen by some as on the short side, but for me personally it was a game I could finish without reaching a point where I just wished it would end so I could complete and move onto the next game.

Graphically it is pretty good too and my main gripe (which is fairly minor) is that when you got into a battle with multiple enemies and there were other Roman soldiers around, most of the time they just stand there doing strawberry float all whilst you are fighting all of the enemies, which is slightly ridiculous and makes having the other soldiers pointless.

Only paid about £3 for this on Steam so a bit of a steal.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Rex Kramer » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:49 am

Tafdolphin wrote:Torment, Tides of Numanera 9.5/10

Unequivocally the best written game I've played in years, as well as being as close to a tabletop RPG I've experienced in ages, if not ever.

The plot is a magisterial reflection of self-identity and worth, encompassing meta-narratives of self and sacrifice while keeping you both interested and intrigued. All the characters, from the lowly shopkeepers to your companions are incredibly well written, and the conversations and side-stories it throws up are never not engrossing. By the end I was in awe, and not a little jealous, of how complete and fascinating the writing was. The combat is good, if standard, but its the choice to avoid it almost entirely that's the most interesting. My only criticisms would be that you're never really taxed on skill checks, by the end I was acing everything the game threw at me, and that the ending feels rather rushed. Apart from that though, it's as close to my ideal game as anything since The Witcher or the original Torment.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Tafdolphin » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:06 am

Rex Kramer wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Torment, Tides of Numanera 9.5/10

Unequivocally the best written game I've played in years, as well as being as close to a tabletop RPG I've experienced in ages, if not ever.

The plot is a magisterial reflection of self-identity and worth, encompassing meta-narratives of self and sacrifice while keeping you both interested and intrigued. All the characters, from the lowly shopkeepers to your companions are incredibly well written, and the conversations and side-stories it throws up are never not engrossing. By the end I was in awe, and not a little jealous, of how complete and fascinating the writing was. The combat is good, if standard, but its the choice to avoid it almost entirely that's the most interesting. My only criticisms would be that you're never really taxed on skill checks, by the end I was acing everything the game threw at me, and that the ending feels rather rushed. Apart from that though, it's as close to my ideal game as anything since The Witcher or the original Torment.

Did you see this news yesterday?

http://kotaku.com/planescape-torment-en ... 1793725120


I did! I immediately put my playthrough of T:P on hold Until April 11. Cannae wait!

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by HSH28 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:07 pm

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 10/10

Probably the best game Nintendo have ever made. One of the best games ever made. The best open world game ever made.

Its a game of discovery, set in a world of wonderful, amazing and astounding places that makes even the best of other open world games look quite frankly poor. Somehow Nintendo have managed to create a vast area of game-world that feels as if it could all be real. Its coherent in a way that it doesn't have any right to be.

Other than the framerate I'd struggle to find something bad to say about the game, and although it is clearly an issue its a case where it really shouldn't effect enjoyment of the game.

Everyone should play and get lost in this world, its the game that games will be compared to for years to come.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:49 pm

Far Cry 4 on PS4. This was pretty good but a little too similar to Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon.

7/10.

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by PurplePenguin » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:54 pm

Completed a few games recently:

Horizon Zero Dawn 9/10

Soma 7.5/10

Lara Croft Go 8/10

Hitman Go 6/10

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by chalkitdown » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:12 pm

PurplePenguin wrote:
Lara Croft Go 8/10

Hitman Go 6/10


I think you got those two scores mixed up, m8.

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by PurplePenguin » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:55 pm

Nah Hitman was a good puzzler but visually it didn't do it for me.

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by chalkitdown » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:07 pm

WTF, the Chessboard/diorama theme is what sets it apart from Lara Croft/Deus Ex GO (both still great games) which have pretty standard graphics.

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by jawafour » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:31 pm

Hitman Go is probably my favourite mobile title and one of the most enjoyable games that I played last year. Great puzzles, attractive design and excellent value.

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:18 am

Nier: Automata (all main endings, bar 'D' and 'E') - Brilliant. I remember reading the Banjo Kazooie review in Edge. They stated how, because the game had a grounded setting, it constrained its gameplay possibilities. Something along those lines. Well, NierA really does show what is possible with games, even ones which have a grounded setting. Albeit one set in the far flung, distant future.

Horizon Zero Dawn - I had so many fears about this. The biggest one being it'd be a Ubi Lite game, as it were. And whilst its gameplay didn't break many moulds, this bettered the likes of Far Cry 4 and Watch Dogs 2 (2 recent-ish Ubi which I loved) in just about every way. Hell, it even did something FC Primal failed to do and that's make stone age style weaponry fun to strawberry float about with.
I know Guerrilla Games employed people with knowledge of these types of games; they didn't just hit out of the park with the same people who made their KZ games, but this is still an amazing first forray into the genre for them. They really should be very proud of the game.

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by Squinty » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:38 am

Bye Bye Box boy and Fallout 3 (hit level cap, beat main quest).

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Bye Bye Boxboy is amazing. So good I went back and full comlpeted the other games :wub:

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:38 pm

I've a pretty productive day today, I've finished four games.

Sonic 2 (Master System). Decent but not as good as the first Master System Sonic. It's a little choppy in places and just not as fun. 6/10

Sonic Chaos (Master System). A huge improvement over number 2 but still not as good as the first game. 7/10

Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland (NES). Another inferior sequel. This just isn't as good as the vastly superior original, it still looks and plays really well but there are only 5 levels and one of those is a frustrating dodgems based mini game. 6/10

Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun (NES). A cute Castlevania spin off where you play as Kid Dracula (I think this was released on Gameboy as Kid Dracula actually although that may be a separate game from this). This was a lot of fun, it played out like a slightly easier Castlevania which is what you'd expect I guess. One problem is that the difficulty is a bit all over the place especially the bosses, some don't even seem to be able to hit you at all but overall this was a pretty good game. 7/10

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by Pedz » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:40 pm

Kid Dracula is the same game I believe though stuff was changed like the KKK first boss.

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by Ironhide » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:56 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I've a pretty productive day today, I've finished four games.

Sonic 2 (Master System). Decent but not as good as the first Master System Sonic. It's a little choppy in places and just not as fun. 6/10


I get an extremely strong feeling of nostalgia thinking about that game, to the point where its almost upsetting.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:00 pm

Ironhide wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I've a pretty productive day today, I've finished four games.

Sonic 2 (Master System). Decent but not as good as the first Master System Sonic. It's a little choppy in places and just not as fun. 6/10


I get an extremely strong feeling of nostalgia thinking about that game, to the point where its almost upsetting.


I introduced a friend to the wonders of emulation recently and out of all the possible games he could ask me to put on for him he chose this and rather oddly European Club Soccer on Mega Drive of all things.

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by Lotus » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:32 pm

House of the Dead: Overkill - 5/10

+ Some funny moments
+ Can be enjoyable at times

- Weapons feel and sound weedy
- Story is tedious and uninteresting (I know you don't play these kind of games for the plot, but still)
- Overly long cut scenes
- Characters are annoying, Isaac in particular (please, just shut the strawberry float up)
- Looks atrocious and yet somehow still runs really badly with frequent slowdown

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