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by rinks » Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:51 pm

Maid of Sker. A properly tense ordeal. It felt rough as hell on XB1S, but it was transformed on Series X, with an uncapped framerate, slightly reduced FOV and massively reduced loading times. I’d highly recommend it to anyone who likes creepy horror with a LOT of stealth (no combat). Some of the achievements were downright evil, though (complete without getting hit, complete only saving once).

Rating: Worth a look.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:58 am

A Way Out. Played it online with a mate over 4 sessions. The last hour or so was wild....

If your are going to play it, do minimal reading up on it, preferably none. And make sure you and your co op partner play the same character for the entirety.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Zilnad » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:19 am

Jedi Fallen Order

Somehow EA even managed to make Darth Vader gooseberry fool.

Avoid!

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Wedgie » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:52 am

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:A Way Out. Played it online with a mate over 4 sessions. The last hour or so was wild....

If your are going to play it, do minimal reading up on it, preferably none. And make sure you and your co op partner play the same character for the entirety.

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I played that with my eldest daughter and she wasn’t happy with me at all. You can guess that I’m the undercover cop. And she cried when I killed her character. It was brilliant and cruel as we worked together for majority of the game only. I should have expected the ending as it’s a ciche but we both were blindsided by it.

She got over it and love replaying it. It will be our “game” forever.

I can only wish for more games like this. Any ideas?

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:00 pm

Wedgie wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:A Way Out. Played it online with a mate over 4 sessions. The last hour or so was wild....

If your are going to play it, do minimal reading up on it, preferably none. And make sure you and your co op partner play the same character for the entirety.

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I played that with my eldest daughter and she wasn’t happy with me at all. You can guess that I’m the undercover cop. And she cried when I killed her character. It was brilliant and cruel as we worked together for majority of the game only. I should have expected the ending as it’s a ciche but we both were blindsided by it.

She got over it and love replaying it. It will be our “game” forever.

I can only wish for more games like this. Any ideas?


That’s interesting

I played as Leo and my mate was the undercover cop. I killed him. I actually felt pretty bad about it, and yeah, neither of us saw the twist coming, despite it being so obvious in hindsight

I can’t think of any games that do this to be honest. The fact it was such a unique presentation is what made it memorable and enjoyable despite some fairly un-involving gameplay and unspectacular technical aspects. I too would love to know of others. Maybe Man of Medan? Though that would require you to be playing online to benefit from the asymmetrical story option it offers. I have only played it single player so can’t comment with authority.

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by OrangeRKN » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:43 pm

A Way Out :wub:

It's so damn good, especially for the ending. I haven't played any other game like it. It's different and primarily singleplayer (although co-op was added for the Switch release) but Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is also very good. Josef Fares' third game It Takes Two is set for release next year.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Wedgie » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:24 pm

Zilnad wrote:Jedi Fallen Order

Somehow EA even managed to make Darth Vader gooseberry fool.

Avoid!


You what? It was one of the best scenes in the game. :fp:

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by Edd » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:53 pm

Wedgie wrote:
Zilnad wrote:Jedi Fallen Order

Somehow EA even managed to make Darth Vader gooseberry fool.

Avoid!


You what? It was one of the best scenes in the game. :fp:


Yeah, that and the scene in Rogue One are the only times, that I've seen anyway, that show how powerful and terrifying Vader could be.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Memento Mori » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:50 am

Yes let's post endgame spoilers unmarked in the thread. Fantastic.

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by Karl_ » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:11 pm

I have edited the posts to include spoiler tags. (I don't usually moderate but I figured time was of the essence here before more people saw it!)

Please be careful everyone - even something you think is vague might annoy someone else that's really looking forward to going into the game blind.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Zilnad » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:34 pm

Thanks Karl, and sorry anyone that had it ruined.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:39 am

The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories (1X)

Certainly an interesting game, if not particulay competent mechanically or technically. The story is well written, but you will have a pretty good idea of where its going if you have read ANYTHING about this game previously (it really only leaves one possible option). That said, it is told in a novel way, and when it does all fall in to place at the end it does still prove to have a few twists.

The puzzles are decent, although they rarely feel like they are "clean" to complete, and i was often wondering if i had exploted a glitch to progress. I dont think that i had at any point though, and its just a feeling you get as a result of the stilited animations and general dealyed inputs.

Has all that creepiness and Twin Peaks vibes that SWERY does so well.

Decent, but a long way behind Deadly Premonition and D4

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:26 pm

Gorogoa (iOS)

A very pretty 3 hour puzzle game. Solving the puzzles seemes to be 50% deduciton and 50% luck / blind experimentation.

I have no idea what the story was about. Proper iOS hipster nonsence i would wager. NOT ONE PIE FIGHT.

Good difficulty to it. I never felt the need to look anything up, but was stumped on numerous ocassions. It was usually because i had failed to notice i could remove another "overlay" from one of the tiles on the screen.

Worth the 79p it is on sale for now, but (to me) probably not worth a fiver or whatever it is at regular price.

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by Lotus » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:22 pm

Super Mario 64 - 8/10

+ Gameplay holds up well
+ Enjoyable early levels with fun challenges and good creativity
+ Good music
+ Charming world and characters

- Camera is strawberry floating horrendous
- Levels gradually get worse as the game progresses
- Some stars are exact copies of others just copied and pasted, while others can be completed in <30 seconds

It's still a great game, but this is the first time I've replayed this where I haven't bothered to get all 120 stars - I've just defeated Bowser and that's it (91 stars total). The level design gets lazier and worse as the game goes on, the camera seriously hampers the enjoyment of the game, and it all becomes too frustrating to be any fun as you near the end.

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by Photek » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:24 pm

I'm with Cora on SM64, I do think they rushed the last few areas.

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by imbusydoctorwho » Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:04 pm

Close to the Sun 7/10
Rather short and enjoyable walking simulator, with a interesting setting and monsters. Some frustrating design choices and story kinda gets forgotten about nearer the end.

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by Drej » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:33 am

Jordan UK wrote:Assassin's Creed Odyssey (6)

Finally finished this. Started way back in July and it's the only thing I've been playing since then. Strange game in the sense that there are aspects that are ok: the story, for an AC game was alright and made a reasonable use of the Ancient Greek setting, the combat (while miles away from something like Batman Arkham Asylum) at least has the scope to be varied, Kassandra was quite charismatic (although the actor that played Alexis? Wtf).

The reason why I've come away pretty disappointed with it is that the size of the game makes no sense in the context of what's on offer. You could conceivably see all this game has to give (aside from some vaguely interesting quests involving mythical beasts in the run-up to the final quest) in 10 hours or so. Yet I finished this in just under 100 hours. Yes I spent a fair chunk of time unveiling the map before turning my hand to the main quests but I genuinely thought they'd be more of a pay off than what we got. This has some pretty good reviews but I feel like they must have been playing a different game. I've rarely played a game that has such a poor respect for the player's time. What's the point in filling a map with identikit camps, caves.and temples to fill a play space that serves no purpose at all?

Like many games this gen, the developers seem to be happy to have the players engaged, logging hours and appearing on friends' lists playing their product, by providing breadth but no depth. It felt like a game solely devised to keep you doing rather than being entertained which is a real shame as, if the fat was trimmed and it was more focussed, the game could have been a tiny bit better even if the game beneath all of the dross is only just an alright one. Unlike some of the games it's trying to ape, it rarely does things with any flare, care or individual expression. It is a game that is largely devoid of fun and creativity (aside from some of the things I've listed above).

I know I should have learned my lesson by now: I've enjoyed a few AC games but have been frustrated by them in equal parts. Some systems just don't seemed joined up at all; they are games created by committee and focus groups, and end up being woefully unrefined (e.g. horse traversal being slower than on foot in towns - why?).

Like I said, I've enjoyed a few AC games - including ones that aren't considered to be the better ones like ACIII and Unity. The ones I have enjoyed have been less bogged down in providing unnecessary bumph and milking time and / or money out of their player base than this one is. There's always an undeniable thrill in exploring their worlds for the first time but this thrill often gives way to frustrated boredom when you realise that the environments make for good screenshots and trailers but are pretty vapid play spaces to spend any extended time in. And is there anything more offensive than selling 'time saver' dlc to circumvent the unneccesary grind in these single player games?.Or hiding interesting armour behind paywalls despite the fact that the Gold editions can cost nearly £100 when first released?

Long story short: could have been a better game if it were only a fifth of the length.

Hopefully lessons will be learned for Valhalla.


Sums it up perfectly, I felt I had to finish it only because I had put in so many hours, but at times it felt more like a chore

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:33 pm

Yes, Your Grace (series x)

Really enjoyable light resource management game with a really heartfelt 5 hour story. One of my favourite surprises of the year. If you have game pass and enjoyed Papers Please and Not Tonight, I urge you to check it out

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by Hulohot » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:04 pm

Demons Souls

A stunning recreation that runs flawlessly, a truly special game to kick off next gen with a bang.

I did find it incredibly easy compared to the Dark Souls series, I only really struggled slightly with a handful of bosses, taking most of them first attempt but the environments were rather challenging to make up for it. Struggled with the lack of bonfires but once you know the route and enemy placement it can be quite a simple trek between archstones. Some of the levels are a bit "I don't want to ever go back there" in terms of design, I kind of wish there were some more levels like the first archstone, as most of the levels were dark and dank.

Feels shorter than the souls series, which is good because I jumped straight back into it with new game plus.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Zilnad » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:02 pm

Days Gone

8/10

I ended up really, really enjoying that. It was like Mad Max, if you replaced the fisticuffs with guns and also threw in some big zombie hordes for good measure.

Overall it was a fairly unoriginal "cookie cutter" open world affair but the insane production values and excellent acting elevated it to a higher score. It looked and ran amazing on the PS5 as well.

I think I'm going to try and get the platinum before I leave it behind which, to me, is a good endorsement of quality.


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