Last Game You Finished and Your Rating

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Tomous » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:11 am

Star Wars - Fallen Order 6/10


This game started so well and had my hooked in, but I ended up being frustrated by so many things. Frustrated by the combat. Frustrated by the dull narrative. Frustrated by the needlessly unforgiving platforming sections. Frustrated by the story ultimately being fairly pointless. Frustrated by the backtracking. Frustrated by the endless bugs and performance issue.

Ultimately though I think the game fails most in one key area: the moments where you feel like an all powerful jedi are too few and far between. The game never really throws off the shackles and lets you go for it. The force meter dries up way too quickly and takes all rhythm out of the combat. I get they didn't want to make it too easy, but it goes too far and zaps the enjoyment of using the force completely. And when you get hit in battle and Cal flounces to the floor and takes an age to get back up it just feels frustrating. There are moments, especially when you are fighting the bosses in lightsaber duels where things click into place and you get a glimpse of how exciting things could have been. And it also takes too long to give you the good stuff. Things like the double jump, that would have improved the enjoyment of the platforming sections no end come too late. I also don't think the Metroidvania was a good fit. I had no incentive to explore and the backtracking was slow and painful. The joy in the levels comes from first exploring them and re-visiting planets was not a good feeling (I never want to get to that red planet with the dead again). The final level was brilliant fun and had my grinning like a fool, but it also gives you a look at what the game could have been with more energy and a linear path. Hopefully they will learn a lot from these foundations for the inevitable sequel.

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by imbusydoctorwho » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:20 pm

Last of Us Part 2 9/10
Played through the game again just to get the platinum and it's still a brilliant game, combat is so good and crunchy. The gameplay is great but again my main issues is with the story, the excess bloat and the feeling at times the script feels like a soap. I've actually grown to like Abby a bit, but again it just lacks the heart and the special feeling the original had.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Kriken » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:39 pm

Fate Stay Night

Feels like a bit of a stretch calling it a game but overall I did enjoy it. I liked the Unlimited Blade Works route the most.

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by Rubix » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:52 pm

Bravely Second, been playing it over the space of a few years. Took 97+ hours and enjoyable for the most part. Side Quests are fun and I did most of them. Only problem is that levelling up can take some time and individual battles can take 5-10 minutes at times. When you seem to get a boss battle they seem to be way overpowered compared to the area that they are in. Some bosses feel like a end of game boss.

Speaking of the end boss, it took me a few goes at them, have some really cheap moves that can wipe out your party and there doesn’t seem to be a way to hide from them. Even using Jump to avoid, sometimes the enemy will wait till I return till they pull off their Uber move that wipes out my party.

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:56 pm

Kriken wrote:Fate Stay Night

Feels like a bit of a stretch calling it a game but overall I did enjoy it. I liked the Unlimited Blade Works route the most.


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by RichardUK » Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:35 am

Astro's Playroom 10/10

I have got all the trophies apart from the time trail one so not quite 100% done but close, I absolutely love this game, it’s got a really nice feel about it like a Nintendo or SEGA (Dreamcast era) game,

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:45 pm

TLOU2. Easy 10 for me. One of the most impactful things I have ever played. Amazingly I went it to it with zero knowledge of any spoilers. It was a rollercoaster to the very end.

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by RichardUK » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:54 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:TLOU2. Easy 10 for me. One of the most impactful things I have ever played. Amazingly I went it to it with zero knowledge of any spoilers. It was a rollercoaster to the very end.


I have not started it yet and I have managed to read zero spoilers, the first game was one of my favourite ever games and one I have completed multiple times (very rare for me) I have even left it sealed until I can focus fully on it, how do the two discs work? Do I instal both before playing?

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by That's not a growth » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:10 pm

Install one, then play on the other from what I remember.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:35 pm

Yeah one is an install disc then you play off the other

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:01 pm

Glad others could help. I own it digitally...

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by Jordan UK » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:16 pm

Astro's Playroom (7)

Your mileage may vary depending on how much you enjoy the PlayStation brand and how favourably you look upon the Dual Sense controller. It's a pleasant game to play, and some of the nostalgia did strike a chord with.me, especially in the final level, but it's quite short and, if you were to take away the Dual Sense controller, nothing particularly revolutionary, being a bit floaty and straight-forward.

I enjoy using the Dual Sense - and this game does make good use of it - but the hyperbole in the gaming press, especially the gushing comments made by Jonathan Dornbush on IGN, made me feel it would be transformative. It's certainly more expressive than other rumble and the adaptive triggers are neat, but it's not the next epoch of gaming some may have you believe. Don't get me wrong, I'd love Xbox do have it's own equivalent but the telling thing is I didn't miss it when I went to play other games. Don't believe the hype but fine as a pack-in.

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by Trelliz » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:54 am

Starlink: Battle for Atlas (PC)

This is definitely a Ubisoft Open World Game, and is much better without all the plastic toys getting in the way of switching weapons and pilots instead of just using a menu. It sets up the reasoning behind grinding out all the bandit camps and resource gathering a lot better than most, and across a visually compelling solar system of No Man's Sky-like worlds as you push the Big Bad Guy's forces back to tidy up the world maps.

The actual combat is fun, but I can imagine trying to play this with just the physical starter box would be a massive pain, as you only get 3 weapons and definitely need a lot more to do things like the big space battles as well as counter the various elemental weaknesses of the enemies. By the end I was getting a bit fed up with it so cranked it down to easy to just get through it, and as with a lot of these games the plot resolution isn't really worth the investment, and its fairly tepid setup for a sequel is all the more annoying given it totally bombed so will never happen.

If the digital deluxe version (which has the first wave of ships/weapons they released with it) goes on sale and you want a super-condensed space game then this could be worth a go, otherwise I would probably give it a miss if you're just looking at the physical box.

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by Squinty » Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:01 pm

Doom 2 - 6/10

I finally beat this game after starting it three times and getting annoyed with it. The city levels were to blame. They are mostly gooseberry fool. I enjoyed some of the levels after that.

The game would be amazing if the level design was more consistent. They had everything else right, the new enemy types added are great, the weaponry is still awesome. Speaking of enemies, the Archvile might be my favourite video game enemy ever now. Every time I heard that sound effect, I freaked out.

Guacamelee - 9/10

IMO, still the best indie Metroid like series. This game is just fantastic from start to finish. The combat is brilliant, the controls are responsive, the level design is great.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by OrangeRKN » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:57 pm

Trelliz wrote:The actual combat is fun, but I can imagine trying to play this with just the physical starter box would be a massive pain, as you only get 3 weapons and definitely need a lot more to do things like the big space battles as well as counter the various elemental weaknesses of the enemies.


It definitely limits you a lot but it's mostly fine really because you can just brute force the enemies with the starter weapons and ignore the elemental stuff. Some of the puzzles can be hacked around by abusing the elemental barrels (or whatever they are) and others just have to be ignored.

The Switch version being an arwing piloted by Fox definitely helped me not care about the lack of ships/pilots though, because why would I not want to use Fox/the arwing!

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by dmin » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:35 pm

Batman Arkham Asylum 7/10 -
For the most part, I enjoyed this; however, having experienced Spidey first diminished my enjoyment somewhat. It just feels a little chunky and clunky (mostly, due to its age). While I appreciated how Batman-y it all was, the detective bits were too simplistic and the fighting bits both thrilled and annoyed in equal measure (ie targeting the correct bad guy when fighting lots of them). On to the sequel next...

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Squinty » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:36 pm

I think the sequel is better.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by dmin » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:51 am

Good to hear, hopefully I'll be in agreement! As an aside, 3 came as a download code only in the collection, which is a pain as I'd planned on selling on when done.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Buffalo » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:54 am

The cool kids know that Origins is the secret best one 8-)

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Zilnad » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:46 am

Bay 12, Please wrote:The cool kids know that Origins is the secret best one 8-)


It really is.


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