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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Herdanos » Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:32 pm

Toree 2 - finished this. The main game wasn't as good as the first (though some of the iconography in the later levels was surprisingly bewildering) but there are three Christmas bonus levels that are worth the admission price alone.

Hitman World of Assassination - gotten really into this! So, obviously, it's now been removed from Game Pass. :cry: How dare they stop me playing this game I never paid for :capnscotty:

Bowser's Fury - at first I thought this was a bit... dull? It's the 3D World engine (which in hindsight I don't know why was surprising) which I don't really love, but it's an open world game, essentially, with an odd core mechanic. It's gotten more interesting the more I've played, though it's still one of the weakest 3D Marios IMO.

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Kriken » Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:55 pm

The Metal Gear Solid series
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
LA Noire
Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Sleeping Dogs (I did a fair chunk of this game but stopped for whatever reason)
Dead Space remake

Okay already this list is getting too long for me. There's a lot more which will probably end up being 2025 or later games.

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by ProdigySaren » Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:46 pm

petroben wrote:It looks like you've got an interesting lineup of games in your backlog! The Witcher 3, Mass Effect, Persona 5 Royal, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country are all fantastic choices. Best of luck with making progress on your list, and hopefully, you'll have the chance to enjoy these games in 2024! Happy gaming!


Thanks ChatGPT! Can I ask you for a favor. I gotta a couple games that I want to play in 2024: Baldurs Gate, Starfield and Elden Ring. Which one should i play first lmao?

Edit: seems like the post got deleted. Anyways still not really sure which one of these to play first considering they're all easily 40 hour plus games.

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Robbo-92 » Sun Feb 04, 2024 2:45 pm

I feel like I'm doing really well on my small list for 2024, played 3 out of 5 of the games I'd listed, not played KOTOR 2 or bought the DLC for Cyberpunk 2077 yet (waiting on a decent sale), or played any Switch online pass games. Enjoyed Mario RPG and starting to enjoy Disco Elysium now I've got a good grasp on the controls and a few of the mechanics at play. Unsure what will be next up after Disco Elysium though, maybe KOTOR2 but I'm finding myself really tempted by Red Dead Redemption on the Switch.

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Herdanos » Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:18 pm

I take back what I said about Bowser's Fury. It's really good.

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Herdanos » Fri Feb 16, 2024 11:19 am

Finished Bowser's Fury! The only non-Galaxy 3D Mario game I've ever 100%-ed. Rolling Roller Isle was infuriating. The rest was enjoyable but I didn't love Mario's movement (it just felt a bit off) though there were lots of good ideas.

Herdanos wrote:(Yooka-Laylee) I backed this (on Wii U... ended up converting it to Steam, but it wouldn't run well on my then-laptop) so am counting it as "continue" rather than "start for the first time".


Oh no! This all started so well (the music is less an homage and more a straight rip from Banjo-Kazooie) but when I entered the first world proper it became apparent that "not running well" is a problem inherent with the game, rather than an issue with my old (admittedly low-spec) laptop. There's something very up with the visuals/collision detection. I run into items only not to collect them. Butterflies aren't where they appear, making the cloud race impossible. It's all a bit frustrating and messy. A real shame.

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Robbo-92 » Fri Feb 16, 2024 11:58 am

Yooka Laylee is good in parts, but some parts of it are just poor. 4/5 of the main worlds are good, only 1 of them gets better when you expand it.

Some of the music sounds like it’s been lifted straight out of Banjo Kazooie though :wub:

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by shy guy 64 » Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:39 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Yooka Laylee is good in parts, but some parts of it are just poor. 4/5 of the main worlds are good, only 1 of them gets better when you expand it.

Some of the music sounds like it’s been lifted straight out of Banjo Kazooie though :wub:


i managed to expand nearly all of them straight away

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Robbo-92 » Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:59 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Yooka Laylee is good in parts, but some parts of it are just poor. 4/5 of the main worlds are good, only 1 of them gets better when you expand it.

Some of the music sounds like it’s been lifted straight out of Banjo Kazooie though :wub:


i managed to expand nearly all of them straight away


I just think it'd have been better on the whole, if the worlds stayed as they were originally (world 5, would need some tweaking, but the base could have been the expanded world in this example), there didn't feel to be the content needed to fill the expanded levels in my opinion. Having all of the content crammed into a much smaller level would have been ideal, the worlds in Banjo Kazooie were compact at the start, gradually expanding towards the end, but they never felt too big or sparse of content like Yooka does at times.

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by jawa_ » Fri Feb 16, 2024 1:15 pm

No Man's Sky.

I have played it - for around a year from launch - but I've not yet returned even though there have been multiple expansive updates. And I'm so pissed at myself for not doing so!

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Carlos » Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:05 pm

In the absence of anything to play on current gen consoles I’ve dug out the Vita and I’m going to finally, finally finish Persona 4. I also ordered an import copy of Phantasy Star Nova. I wouldn’t have touched this years ago but the camera translation on phones makes it a lot easier to navigate the menus.

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Herdanos » Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:44 pm

Pan-Pan

Can't be arsed with this. Got vibes of Monument Valley initially from the art style but that's where the similarities end. All the puzzles seem too obscure and the player-character just shakes their head whenever I try to interact with anything. Feels like I'm missing something crucial but the game has made no effort to hint at what that could be. In the proverbial bin (i.e. uninstalled)

The Rainsdowne Players

Looks like a badly animated SNES game but without charm. The main gameplay seems to be about dodging projectiles during stage plays making it almost a rhythm action game but without the backing songs. In between you can wander the town but nobody has anything of interest to say. There's nothing incentivising me to play on here. Why do I buy shovelware like this? (Answer: because it's cheap.) Binned!

All my aforementioned Xbox One games

No longer on this backlog list because they were never actually my Xbox One games in the first place and the console seems to have finally gotten wind of the fact I've never had GamePass. :shifty: So now my backlog has become achievable!


New plan

Finish Phoenix Wright Trilogy
Finish Oracle of Seasons
Play Pokemon TCG on NSO GB
Play some more of Abzu
Push on with Dragon's Dogma and see if it grabs me
If not... buy something new :wub:

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Tomous » Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:57 pm

Abzu is only a couple of hours long, Dan.

Well worth playing though :wub:

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Herdanos » Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:39 pm

I've played it once, it seemed nice enough but didn't really grab me. I'll give it another go though!

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by jawa_ » Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:02 pm

Yeah, I played through Abzu on Switch a few years back; it's not a challenging game but just a lovely experience.

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by _/\_YUNGSTAR_/\_ » Mon Mar 11, 2024 7:48 pm

Just bought a PS3 super slim so I've started Borderlands 1 & 2.

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by FatDaz » Wed Mar 13, 2024 10:17 am

Persona 5. Wanted this when it launched but never got around to it. Now playing P5R on steam deck. I realise this began development in the PS3 era but was delayed until PS4 but it does feel like an old game. I loved P4G on vita but this just isn’t resonating as well. The ratio of gameplay to “endless conversation” is at times painful. It never felt that bad in P4G or maybe I’ve just changed in what I want from a game. I’m currently 70+ hrs into it but don’t feel like it’s going anywhere yet. While it’s keeping me engaged enough to continue I am hoping it wraps up soon.

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by Herdanos » Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:13 am

So I finally finished Phoenix Wright Trilogy!

I had completed the first two games a few years back, but got burnt out. Glad I went back though - the story in the third game is better than the other two, with loads of unexpected twists. Godot is a great character, too.

I'm relieved the story reconciled itself fully, as I think I've had enough Ace Attorney. :lol: I have really enjoyed the tales that have been told, but the mechanics are frustrating at times - the "logic" displayed by the game can be highly illogical.

"What is the piece of evidence that contradicts the witness' statement?"
*present evidence that would redefine case*
"No, that's not correct. The answer I was looking for was, Witness' Profile."
:fp:
How could I have possibly known that?

I remember having the original game on DS and having to replay entire chapters to get to trial-and-error crapshoots. At least this version lets you save anytime, which is a godsend as you can literally just reload and guess again if you're stuck.

I'll be honest though, at times it didn't really feel like I was playing a game. Largely because I used a guide (specifically, this one) whenever I got really stuck, as I couldn't be arsed with constantly reloading and reselecting random pieces of evidence or profiles. Also, the investigations are far duller than the trials themselves. It's hard to escape the linear feeling. You're not really investigating per se: the game actively requires you to visit locations, speak to characters, and 'discover' clues in a preset order, in order to make progress.

So I suppose this game will have an awkward spot in my memory from now on. As I've definitely enjoyed it, and I've sunk more hours into it than some all-timers (it's currently ahead of both Smash Bros and - I think - Mario Odyssey :shock: on my Switch playtime count), but it definitely hasn't come close to competing with them in terms of overall quality. In terms of value-for-money, though, it was a worthy purchase!

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PostRe: Games you want to finally get round to playing in 2024
by Herdanos » Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:43 pm

Finished Oracle of Seasons. Felt very proud of myself. Dungeon fatigue set in but I used a guide. Didn't need it for the last two bosses though (but largely because the Red Ring made me much more powerful!)

I think I've nearly finished Abzu, too. So to celebrate I've treated myself to a few new games.

I'll probably give Pokemon TGC a go on the NSO Game Boy Player, at some point... but Bomb Rush Cyberfunk was £20 physical on Amazon so I bit.

And I've not touched it yet, because I also bought Balatro. And it has its hooks in me immediately.

It's so nice to play a current game :wub:

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