|OT| The 2020 MetaCouncil's Addiction Log (put your finished games here!)

Stevey

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Nice thread.

1) Blasphemous



A really neat Metroid-vania that isnt too difficult.

2) Dark Souls II
(09/02/2020)


Originally got halfway through this then dropped it for SOTFS, finally finished it today.

3) Metro Exodus
(23/02/2020)



Got the "bad" ending.

4) DOOM Eternal
(24/03/2020)



Great game, although near the end it got a bit too hectic for me.

5) Castle Of Illusion
(04/04/2020)



Pretty short and simple platformer.

6) Jettomero
(03/05/2020)



Neat little game about a robot trying to save humanity. Soundtrack and artstyle is really nice.

7) Dead Space Series
(10/07/2020)



Played through the whole series again now 3 is on STEAM. Probably my favourite horror series.

8) Darksiders Genesis
(23/07/2020)



A worthy addition to the series, let down by some bugs and control issues.

9) Toki
(24/07/2020)



Never actually finished this back in the day, so just put it on Easy and beat it in under 2 hours.

10) Halo 3 MCC
(02/08/2020)



Finished a Heroic playthrough, still my favourite in the series.
Finished my 10th game this year, although some of them are replays :V
 

fantomena

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My list so far. Date is in EU format (day.month.year).

1. Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom - 01.01.20
2. Dusk - 05.01.20
3. Mega Man 11 - 06.01.20
4. Final Fantasy VI - 10.1.20
5. Days Gone - 14.01.20.
6. Persona 5 - 29.01.20
7. Robinson - The Journey - 09.02.20
8. Twilight Path - 15.02.20
9. Red Matter - 15.02.20
10. Gnog - 16.02.20
11. Fujii - 16.02.20
12. Virtual Virtual Reality - 17.02.20
13. The Mage's Tale - 23.02.20 -
14. What The Golf - 98%, 01.03.20
15. Kentucky Route Zero - 01.03.20
16. Journey to the Savage Planet - 03.03.20
17. Bloodroots - 04.03.20
18. Boneworks - 06.03.20
19. Half-Life - 07.03.20
20. Half-Life: Opposing Force - 07.03.20
21. Half-Life: Blue Shift - 07.03.20
22. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy - 13.03.20
23. Gris - 15.03.20
24. Half-Life: Alyx - 29.03.20
25. Doom Eternal - 01.04.20
26. Resident Evil 3 Remake - 04.04.20
27. Borderlands 3 - 09.04.20
28. Kingdom Hearts 3 - 12.04.20
29. Ori and the Will of the Wisps - 16.04.20
30. Donut County - 17.04.20
31. A Short Hike - 17.04.20
32. Far: Lone Sails - 21.04.20
33. Luigi's Mansion 3 - 24.04.20
34. Remnant: From the Ashes - 30.04.20
35. Gears Tactics - 03.05.20
36. Ion Fury - 05.05.20
37. Gorogoa - 05.05.20
38. That Dragon Cancer - 05.50.20
39. Virginia - 05.05.20
40. 11-11: Memories Retold - 07.05.20
41. Planet Alpha - 07.05.20
42. The Silent Age - 08.05.20
43. Luna - 09.05.20
44. A Chair in a Room: Greenwater (Remastered) - 10.05.20
45. Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency - 10.05.20
46. The Sexy Brutale - 11.05.20
47. Last Day of June - 12.05.20
48. Katana Zero - 12.05.20
49. 51 Sniper Elite 4 - 14.05.20
50. Huntdown - 20.05.20
51. XCOM: Chimera Squad - 24.05.20
52. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 (+Chaos Rising)
53. Observation - 28.05.20
54. Mr. Shifty - 30.05.20
55. Mutany Year Zero: Road to Eden - 31.05.20
56. Get Packed - 01.06.20
57. MO: Astray - 07.06.20
58. Amid Evil - 12.06.20
59. Concrete Genie - 18.06.20
60. The Last of Us: Part 2 - 30.06.20
61. Outer Wilds - 03.07.20.
62. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - 05.07.20
63. Darq + The Tower DLC - 08.07.20
64. Fractured Minds - 19.07.20
65. Shadows of the Damned - 22.07.20
66. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious - 23.07.20
67. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - 26.07.20
68. Stela - 28.07.20
69. Carrion - 01.08.20
 
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hadn't noticed this thread before, here's everything for me so far this year (not including DLC)
No.TitleSystemSub SystemDate Completed
1Red Dead Redemption IIPCSteam
13/01/2020​
2Terminator: ResistancePCSteam
18/01/2020​
3StrangleholdPCSteam
20/01/2020​
4Quake 4PCSteam
24/01/2020​
5Star Wars: Republic CommandoPCSteam
27/01/2020​
6Kentucky Route ZeroPCSteam
29/01/2020​
7Stein's Gate: Linear Bounded PhenogramPCSteam
03/02/2020​
8Blade RunnerPCGOG
05/02/2020​
9Hello NeighborPCEGS
09/02/2020​
10Stranger Things 3: The GamePCTwitch Prime
20/02/2020​
1111-11: Memories RetoldPCSteam
25/02/2020​
12ElizaPCSteam
01/03/2020​
13Night CallPCSteam
04/03/2020​
14Project WarlockPCSteam
10/03/2020​
15Ori and the Will of the WispsPCSteam
14/03/2020​
16Half-Life 2: Episode OnePCSteam
15/03/2020​
17Half-Life 2: Episode TwoPCSteam
19/03/2020​
18Doom EternalPCSteam
24/03/2020​
19Half-Life: AlyxPCSteam
30/03/2020​
20The ComplexPCSteam
01/04/2020​
21Resident Evil 3 (Remake)PCSteam
05/04/2020​
22Doom 64PCSteam
07/04/2020​
23Disaster Report 4: Summer MemoriesPCSteam
11/04/2020​
24Batman: Arkham VRPCSteam
15/04/2020​
25Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible LairPCSteam
17/04/2020​
26Always Sometimes MonstersPCGOG
20/04/2020​
27Sometimes Always MonstersPCSteam
23/04/2020​
28XCOM: Chimera SquadPCSteam
02/05/2020​
29Stein's Gate: My Darling EmbracePCSteam
11/05/2020​
30Wonderful 101PCSteam
17/05/2020​
31Higurashi Chapter 8PCSteam
30/05/2020​
32Dark Nights with Poe & MunroPCSteam
30/05/2020​
33FlorenceAndroidN/A
31/05/2020​
34ObservationPCEGS
03/06/2020​
35ControlPCEGS
07/06/2020​
36AfterpartyPCEGS
09/06/2020​
37John Wick HexPCEGS
11/06/2020​
38The Sinking CityPCEGS
14/06/2020​
39SuperliminalPCEGS
14/06/2020​
40Shenmue 3PCEGS
21/06/2020​
41The Outer WorldsPCEGS
26/06/2020​
42XIIIPCGOG
29/06/2020​
43The Last of Us Part IIPS4N/A
06/07/2020​
44Yuppie PsychoPCSteam
10/07/2020​
45Watch Dogs 2PCUplay
18/07/2020​
46Death Come TruePCSteam
20/07/2020​
47CarrionPCXbox Game Pass
25/07/2020​
48Gears 5PCXbox Game Pass
02/08/2020​
49Assemble With CareiOSApple Arcade
10/08/2020​
50MosaiciOSApple Arcade
12/08/2020​
51Little OrpheusiOSApple Arcade
16/08/2020​
52NecrobaristaiOSApple Arcade
19/08/2020​
53Next Stop NowhereiOSApple Arcade
22/08/2020​
54Neo CabiOSApple Arcade
23/08/2020​
55The Last CampfireiOSApple Arcade
03/09/2020​
56The OccupationPCSteam
11/09/2020​
57Tell Me WhyPCXbox Game Pass
18/09/2020​
58Vampire the Masquerade: Shadows of New YorkPCSteam
23/09/2020​
59Vampire the Masquerade: Night RoadPCSteam
30/09/2020​
60Crash Bandicoot 4PS4N/A
07/10/2020​
61The Solitaire ConspiracyPCSteam
20/10/2020​
62Werewolf The Apocalypse: Heart of the ForestPCSteam
22/10/2020​
 
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51. Carrion - Short and sweet metroidvania-like. You play an escaped genetic creation trying to reach freedom. It can be difficult to work out what to do at times and when the monster grows very large fine control can be a bit unwieldy. Interesting mechanic where the monster has different abilities at different sizes requiring you to trim down or bulk up for various situations. Fights range from sneaky stealth to just random panic mashing! ★★★ 1/2

52. Iron Danger - Stunning looking and sounding RPG with a completely unique fight mechanic. You can freely wind time back and forward during fights to fine tune/edit your tactics. Die? Wind it back and put in a dodge or block. Controls aren't that great, selecting things is a little haphazard, clicks aren't always recognised, selected the right character finicky etc... Sadly it bombed hard and the story ends on a sequel hook unlikely ever to be realised. ★★★★ 1/2
 

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Finished the Assassin's Creed Odyssey The Fate of Atlantis DLC.

It's pretty good overall, not overwhelmingly large either like the main game, but the ending is really unsatisfying.
 

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53. Halo 3 (MCC) - Did play this many moons ago on 360 but barely remembered any of it. Missed the awesome cinematics and varied environments of Halo 2, seems like a step back. ★★★ 1/2

54. Kids - Is it a treatise on peer pressure? A demonstration of going against the flow? A suggestion to eat more fibre? A short somewhat interactive animation that will leave you asking questions. ★★★
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Frog Fractions GotDE - Short and fun, definitely go in blind if you can. Now to do it again but with an Iconic Cap!
 
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#28 done. Finished Murder by Numbers.

It's nice but the nonogram to story ratio is a bit off for my tastes, at some point you just want to find out what happens next but there are several nonogram puzzles in the way. Soundtrack's a killer. 🎶 Not THE killer though. :smart-thinking-blob:
 
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Call of Cthulhu (2018) - Lovely little atmospheric game. First person adventure game with some RPG elements for replayability or to just suit what style you want. The story is the usual amalgum of Lovecraftian Cosmic Horror so if you're familiar with Cosmic Horror or other games in the genre you know what you're looking at but it does it well. There are some gameplay segments that can be frustrating but they are short and do not reoccur, in fact i'd say the game itself is just the right length and doesn't outstay it's welcome which is refreshing these days. There's some polish needed on some animations and at times it does look a bit crappy but it makes up for it by being utterly gorgeous at other times. It's quite odd like that.

Bought it for £8 and really, really, really cannot complain at all.
 
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55. Halo Reach (MCC) - I initially gave up on it at release after the first two boring levels but it gets much much better later on. Probably my 2nd favourite after 2. In the end it's basically the Halo-verses version of Rogue One to A New Hope with Cortana being the death star plans. ★★★★

56. Ever Forward
- From the My Time at Portia comes a 3d puzzle adventure sharing a similar aesthetic to Rime without the danger. Set in a dream world, the protagonist relives a calamitous event in a post-apocalyptic world. Most of the puzzles revolve around avoiding the gaze of floating cameras.
★★★ 1/2
 
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47The Citadel4A fast paced shooter with an anime aesthetic. While the game has a number of neat ideas and solid moment-to-moment gameplay, it also suffers a number of poorly thought gameplay mechanics, uninspired levels, and a big helping of jank.★★
48AMID EVILAn Hexen/Heretic inspired FPS. Not terrible, but weapons don't feel particularly great and each level has only a small number of different enemies. Ultimately it was not that exciting to play.★★★
49Seven Days: The Purple Envelope¾A short bookend to the true end of the visual novel Seven Days, released as free DLC. If you've already played and enjoyed Seven Days, then do not miss out on this chapter.★★★★
50Steins;Gate20½A great time-travel themed visual novel. Steins;Gate stands out with its unusual aesthetic, a great cast of characters, and a solid use of time-travel as a narrative device. It does have some unfortunate aspects, but overall ended up being a very positive experience.★★★★★
51Ultimate DOOMAt its core DOOM still holds up, which is impressive for a game that old. That said, I did play it using a modern engine.★★★★
52The Silver Case13½The book club visual novel of the month. An intriguing read, but also one that kept piling on twists long after it should have started wrapping up the story, to the point where the story felt like a mess at times.★★★
 

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57. Wasteland 3 - Both full of content and strangely empty at the same time. Outside of the major story areas it feels like content was cut. Brilliant idea and mechanics matched to typical unity performance and plenty of choices with no obvious right answer. ★★★★ 1/2

58. Marvel's Avengers -
The campaign is actually really quite good and mechanics fun after you level up a bit. The endgame is a confusing mess and it's sluggish at best on a base PS4. Tony's head doesn't quite look right and Thor's has clearly been in an accident with a hammer. ★★★
 
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#34, Horace. Kind of wish it was trying to be less like Meatboy. Also kind of reminds me of the worst parts of Evoland and the sequel where they have these different little gameplay sections, but they are never really that good and their only job is to be a reference to something.

#35, The Search. Up its own ass a bit. Feels like it's trying to say something but the only thing it's saying is what someone else already said, literally. So much of the writing is "I remember author/important person/philosopher/whatever said x" and it's kind of crap. It was free though so I guess there's that.

#36, Simulacra. Could do without the horror aspect of it, kind of don't gain anything from it. Would be a more interesting game if it focused even more on the "detective" stuff.
 
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59. Strange Brigade - Much more fun that I thought it would be, looked great and ran great. Surrounded by a fun story-line, it something everyone should try. It's clearly been designed around 4-player play and the balancing at one player is very easy in a massive open world. ★★★★ 1/2

60. Halo 3: ODST - Pretty boring and unambitious. Feels like an expansion pack/DLC. ★★ 1/2

61. Vampyr - Fun RPG set after WW1 during the Spanish Flu epidemic. The main content is great but most of the side stuff is forgettable. It also punishes you heavily for not biting people and giving in to your thirst which might have seemed like a good idea in theory but in practice it's just annoying. Weirdly balanced at times as well. ★★★1/2
 
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I guess I forgot to update this last time, so here's two instead of just one.

#37, Thomas Was Alone. Thomas was okay.
#38, No Man's Sky. They made it into a game.
 
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62. Watch Dogs 2 - Better in many ways to the first, better characters, a fantastic recreation of San Fransisco and surrounding areas, a brighter more inviting world yet still feels like every other ubisoft game. Dozens of tools, yet you only need a couple. ★★★

63. Kystopia Nova's Journey - If you've played the first, you'll feel right at home. Same sort of puzzles and gameplay. Does tell an interesting story about environmentalism and conservation versus industry and progress. ★★★1/2
 
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64. Ratchet & Clank (PS4) - Had no idea there was one made for the PS4, great game, apparently it's a remake/re-imagining of very first game as a movie tie-in. Might play some more, I do have a sealed copy of A Crack in Time for PS3 but not sure where to start. If only Sony had some sort of back compatibility. ★★★★ 1/2
 
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65. Transformers: War for Cybertron - Pretty good 3D shootfest. You play half the game as each faction though both sections barely differ, enemies are red or blue depending on your faction, no real enemy variation, characters are just carbon copies each side... Some fun spectacular moments and good variation in boss fights. ★★★ 1/2
 
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66. Watch Dogs: Legion - Not sure if removing set characters and replacing them with generated ones really worked. The idea is fantastic but in the end the game gave you so many ways to play that aren't needed. It was so easy on normal I just played two characters, a sassy Indian woman who could summon cargo drones and an Italian spy with the worst accent of all time. The writing of the characters was also atrocious, not sure if any of the writers had even been to London. City building wise, the last two WDs are unparalleled yet they still struggle to fill them with interesting content. Collectables? Really? Probably the most enjoyable of the franchise but still generic. ★★★ 1/2
 

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67. Close to the Sun - Really quite good but completely forgotten about. Beautiful design, vast areas as good as anything AAA games can produce. The moment you walk into the theatre, you realise they went all out here. Fun characters and a setting cribbing hard from Bioshock. You play the sister of one of the researchers on a boat responding to a call for help and once you arrive on this bastion of free thought and research you realise, predictably, it's all gone to hell in a hand basket. The controller could use a bit of work though, the contextual stuff was too precise making it hard to do things quickly. A little more leeway in where you were pointing could have helped especially in the chase scenes. ★★★★ 1/2
 

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#41, Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists ~Ateliers of the New World~
I'm not the target audience for this as such but the city building stuff is alright.