|OT| The 2021 MetaCouncil's Addiction Log (track your finished games here!)

NarohDethan

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Greetings, anime comrades and counter revolutionaries!

2020 was a shit year but don't let that get in the way of our gaming goals, especially for the anime games! Track your progress to the cause on this thread. Reserve a post and edit it as you progress on your list. Writing a thought about the game you just finished is encouraged though!

Also, there's no rule for what constitutes a 'finished' game. Played for 15 minutes and dropped it? Log it here. Played 100h of Multiplayer and feel like you got satisfied with it? Log it here! You have a game from 1995 and you just finished it today? It is welcome here.

Happy gaming folks!

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NarohDethan

NarohDethan

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Reserving my post as the people living in the future are asleep.

1. Fractured Minds | Xbox Series X, 30 minutes, Jan 7th | 3/5
2. Carto | Xbox Series X, 7 hours, Jan 18th | 4/5
3. Super Mario 64 | Nintendo Switch, 10 hours, Jan 24th| 5/5
4. Paratopic | PC, 1 hour, Feb 13th| 4/5
5. Hitman 3 | Xbox Series X, 9 hours, Feb 22nd | 4/5
6. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell | Xbox Series X, 8 hours, March 4th | 5/5
7. The Last of Us Part II | PlayStation 4, 27 hours, April 13th | 4/5
 
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Panda Pedinte

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Reserving my post here.

Hopefully I'll be able to finish some games in January as I have some already started but not finished.


01. Cyberpunk 2077
Total playtime:
85h35m
Thoughts: I liked the main story and some side quests were pretty cool. Regarding bugs I was in the camp were the game bugged the hell out, cars spawning right bellow my character while driving, being unable to jump or shoot, quests triggers failing and I can keep going. Albeit all of this I still enjoyed my time with the game, I just wish I had encountered less bugs.


02. Yakuza Like a Dragon
Total playtime
: 69h33m
Thoughts: Finally managed to beat the game. It was the best Yakuza I've played it so far, I liked the new city, the new characters and even the combat changes.


03. In Other Waters
Total playtime
: 05h34m
Thoughts: Keeping the trending of finishing games I've started in 2020 I did a final push and finished the story. What has a nice sci-fi story where you explore part of the planet Gliese 667Cc (a real exoplanet!) in search of your ex-partner who went there to study it. You find a place full of life and a lot of secrets.


04. Flood of Light
Total playtime:
8h
Thoughts: Keeping in theme of going back to games I've started and not finished I choose Flood of Light as my next game. It's relatively short, though I'm dumb when playing puzzles games so I had to look up the solutions in some rooms. The game has a cozy feelin, maybe it's the mix of the music and the rain sounds.


05. Eliza
Total Playtime:
5h
Thoughts: I started this game in 2019. It may not look but it's a VN made by Zachtronics (SpaceChem, Opus Magnum, etc). It brings a somewhat interesting discussion about AI, corporations and depression.


06. The Beginner's Guide
Total Playtime:
01h50m
Thoughts: Just play it if you're into meta narrative games, the experience was worth it.


07. Koral
Total Playtime:
~3h
Thoughts: A puzzle game where you must bring back life to corals. The puzzles weren't hard, only by the last few levels I had to thought a little. There are collectibles in each level in the form of facts about the ocean and the maritime life.


08. Hades
Total Playtime:
25h
Thoughts: It deserves all the praise it got, Hades has that "just one more try" feel that keep me engaged in playing various sessions. I'm still not properly done as there are more things to unlock, I just considered my first successful attempt in beating the game as it being finished.


09. Yakuza 3 Remastered
Total Playtime:
41h
Thoughts: Even in the remastered version the game can feel a bit dated in some parts also the way the story progress is a mess, and you get a huge info dump in later chapters. Okinawa is a nice setting and contrasts well with Kamurocho, overall I enjoyed the game.


10. Yakuza 4 Remastered
Total Playtime:
61h
Thoughts: It's an improvement over the previous game. The game is set solely in Kamurocho, with the orphanage appearing only briefly, though the city feels more lively than the previous game. Having 4 protagonists with different gameplay helped the game in not feeling stale, though Kiryu's part feels like it was rushed.


11. Mail Mole
Total Playtime:
8h
Thoughts: It's a platformer where you play as a mail mole! Each world has 4 levels where you need to deliver a mail while eventually collecting carrots to buy new clothes and finding the hidden and the 3 radishes hidden around the levels. The game controls well and once you understand how to use the movements you can move pretty fast through the levels, though it lacks an option to reassign the controller buttons.


12. Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-
Total playtime:
~10h
Thoughts: While the game is clearly inspired artistically by Castlevania: SOtN it's not a metroidvania. The progress is very linear and you can get new abilities as you advance through the game, and even though you can access some new places after acquiring a new ability it's usually a minor buff/item/spell.. It's not long, and may take a lot less than 10 hours as there were times that I went away from my PC and let the game open.


13. Toree 3D
Total playtime:
1h30m
Thoughts: It's a short 3D platform that was featured in Haunted PS1 Demo Disc 2021. The game controls well, has 2 more characters to unlock and you can try to get A grade in the levels.


14. Disco Elysium - The Final Cut
Total Playtime:
38h
Thoughts: It's still Disco Elysium but now fully voiced! I quite liked the narrator and the new voice actors did not bother me, there were some random crashes that weren't present in the original game but nothing that can take the enjoyment from this game.


15. Yakuza 5 Remastered
Total Playtime:
92h44m
Thoughts: I enjoyed it as all the previous Yakuza games I've played though it definitely feel bloated in certain aspects.
 
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January:
#1. macdows 95. A little brain teaser with funny takes at classical gameplay mechanics. Total playtime: 3.2 hours.
#2. Blood and Wine. A good way to reach the end a breathtaking adventure. Total playtime: 66.6 hours.

February:
#3. Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest. A good atmostphere at first, which turns into a mystic porridge. Total playtime: 2.4 hours.
#4. Yakuza 0. A slow start, but a great adventure. Total playtime: 37.7 hours.
#5. Little Misfortune. A very dark game about an unlucky child. Unsettling and weird. Total playtime: 8.2 hours.
#6. Batman - The Telltale Series. A decent dark story about Batman. Total playtime: 31.1 hours.
#7. Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series. An interesting sequel, and an enjoyable story. Total playtime: 9.4 hours.
#8. A Hat in Time. A somewhat charming platformer, which lacks clarity. Total playtime: 21.3 hours.
#9. TSIOQUE. A point-n-click game which does not require a walkthrough, or at least not much. Total playtime: 7.6 hours.
#10. Still There. Abstruse puzzles and bad writing. Total playtime: 9.9 hours.

March:
#11. Keen: One Girl Army. Original but the absence of an undo button makes it annoying: too much memorization. Total playtime: 5.9 hours.
#12. Artifact Foundry. I have finished the solo campaign. Total playtime: 28.5 hours.
#13. Cyberpunk 2077. Amazing story-telling, and satisfying gameplay with katana and double-jump. Total playtime: 108.4 hours.

April:
#14. The Council (episode n°1). An interesting RPG take at the choose-your-adventure Telltale-like genre. Total playtime: 2.6 hours.
#15. Popup Dungeon. I have finished the 4 basic campaigns (2 solo and 2 seasonal). Weirdly addictive though it is very basic. Total playtime: 27.8 hours.
 
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Jim_Cacher

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Fresh start in 2021. I aim to play more games this year so it seems to be a good idea to drop some records in this thread.

#1 Batman Arkham Aslyum. Jan 1st. Replaying this after ten years. Still a great game.

#2 Supraland Crash. Jan 6th. Big fan of the base game, and this DLC is waaaaaaay more difficult. It's great.

#3 Batman Arkham City. Jan 18th. I like Aslyum more although the gameplay variation is much better in City.

#4 PictoQuest. Mar 16th. Fun little game. A nice twist to the genre by adding some adventure and combat elements.

#5 Mad Max. Mar 18th. Gameplay is repetitive but good, and the atmosphere is amazing. Overall I love it!

#6 Resonance of Fate. Mar 20th. Main story leaves stuff unexplained, but the gameplay is unique and really can't be found elsewhere. Love it!

#7 G-MODE Archives+ Tantei Kibukawa Ryousuke Jikentan Vol.1 Kamen Gensou Satsujin Jiken: A flip phone game port on Switch. Story, characters and music are all great even though it is low budget. Can't wait to grab vol. 2 down the road.

#8 Steamworld Dig. Mar 30th. Fun metroidvania. Achievement designs are great as they really put players into challenge (especially the time attack one).

#9 SteamWorld Heist. Apr 10th. Excellent tactics game. I honestly can't find one single major flaw.
 
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Spamlynguist

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JANUARY:
1. Macbat 64 (itch.io) | January 1st - 0.9 hours | ★★☆☆☆


2. Mekabolt (PSN) | January 4th - 0.4 hours | ★★☆☆☆



3. Himno (PSN) | January 4th - 1.0 hours | ★★☆☆☆


4. Donut County (PSN) | January 8th - 2.1 hours | ★★★☆☆


5. A Mortician's Tale (itch.io) | January 17th - 0.7 hours | ★★★★☆


6. Bright Memory (Steam) | January 25th - 0.9 hours | ★★★☆☆


7. Octonaut (PSN) | January 29th - 1.3 hours | ★★★☆☆


8. Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York | January 31st - 3.4 hours | ★★★★☆
FEBRUARY:
9. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4) | February 4th - 17.0 hours | ★★★★☆


10. The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game (Steam) | February 12th - 0.7 hours | ★★★☆☆


11. Mafia - Definitive Edition (Steam) | February 13th - 9.5 hours | ★★★★☆


12. Love at first Bite (itch.io) | February 15th - N/A | ★★★☆☆


13. Dadish (Switch Download) | February 20th - N/A | ★★★☆☆


14. HuniePop 2: Double Date (Steam) | February 28th - 11.8 hours | ★★★★☆
MARCH:
15. one night, hot springs (Steam) | March 1st - 0.4 hours | ★★★☆☆


16. Highway Blossoms (Steam) | March 4th - 8.1 hours | ★★★★☆


17. Ignis Universia: Eternal Sisters Saga DX (Steam) | March 4th - 0.5 hours | ★★★☆☆


18. Highway Blossoms: Next Exit (Steam) | March 5th - 3.2 hours | ★★★★☆


19. Anger Foot (itch.io)| March 21st - 0.5 hours | ★★★☆☆


20. Mafia II - Director's Cut (GOG) | March 26th - 12.6 hours | ★★★★☆
 
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Knurek

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2020 list

Game 1: Gears 5: Hivebusters - started on 30.12.2020, finished on 02.01.2021 (3:35) - 2/5
Game 2: beatmania IIDX 17 SIRIUS- started on 28.12.2020, finished on 04.01.2021 (4:06) - 5/5
Game 3: Higurashi When They Cry: Miotsukushi Ura - started on 27.12.2020, finished on 09.01.2021 (22:42) - 4/5
Game 4: beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem - started on 04.01.2021, finished on 16.01.2021 (5:36) - 5/5
Game 5: Muv-Luv photonflowers* - started on 13.01.2021, finished on 28.01.2021 (20:31) - 4/5

Game 6: beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle - started on 16.01.2021, finished on 28.01.2021 (5:13) - 5/5
Game 7: Tell Me Why - started on 10.01.2021, finished on 30.01.2021 (9:34) - 3/5


Game 8: beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro - started on 28.01.2021, finished on 15.02.2021 (6:34) - 5/5
Game 9: Picross S3 - started on 18.11.2020, finished on 18.02.2021 (21:14) - 5/5
Game 10: Muv-Luv photonmelodies♮ - started on 28.01.2021, finished on 05.03.2021 (53:54) - 4/5

Game 11: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Series X) - started on 04.03.2021, finished on 10.03.2021 (16:57) - 2/5

Game 12: beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA - started on 15.02.2021, finished on 12.03.2021 (5:52) - 4/5
Game 13: The Medium (Series X) - started on 10.03.2021, finished on 19.03.2021 (7:09) - 3/5

Game 14: beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL - started on 12.03.2021, finished on 26.03.2021 (5:41) - 5/5
Game 15: Observation - started on 30.03.2021, finished on 02.04.2021 (5:00) - 5/5

Game 16: Deliver Us The Moon - started on 03.04.2021, finished on 05.04.2021 (4:55) - 5/5
Game 17: beatmania IIDX 23 copula - started on 26.03.2021, finished on 09.04.2021 (4:39) - 5/5
Game 18: Fractured Minds (Series X) - started on 17.04.2021, finished 18.04.2021 (0:22) - 2/5


Game X: Hungry Cat Picross (Mobile) - started on 22.04.2019
Game X: Ring Fit Adventure (Switch) - started on 27.10.2020
Game X: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (replay) - started on 30.01.2021 (start 59:00)
Game X: LEGO City Undercover - started on 30.01.2021
Game X: Picross Lord of the Nazarick - started on 18.02.2021
Game X: Wonderful Everyday ~Diskontinuierliches Dasein~ - started on 06.03.2021
Game X: beatmania IIDX 24 Sinobuz- started on 10.04.2021 (start 86:47)
 
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Virtual Ruminant

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Li Kao

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1. Picross S4 - Switch - 01/02/21
You know what you are getting at this point. Liked the Color Picross, hated the Extra Picross (too big, long, punishing, and my eyes are 42 years old ffs).

2. Super Mario Odyssey - Switch - 06/02/21
So so camera. Incredibly easy to miss your target. Too many and rarely used moves, allocated to weird gestures. Extremely boring, too. Bloated as fuck with moons, but quantity rarely equals quality.

3. New Super Mario Bros 2 - Nintendo 3DS - 08/02/21
Normal game only, no special worlds. Difficulty jump seemed high and I have no patience for the game wasting my time sending me back to map every death (in some special cases) or with forced 30 seconds cinematics (final boss was uguu for that).
I'm not in love with Mario (the first two Paper Mario though, it's another story), so playing this and Odyssey back to back is a good indication that I'm currently craving for lighthearted, and even more so for weeb shit. I want that Japanese feel these days.

4. Oddmar - iOS - 22/03/21
I rage played the game in one sitting, knowing that I wouldn't return to it anyway. Touch controls were beyond shit for me, tons of death by ignored input. Don't know why, it's a fairly successful game, never heard of bad controls, and I played my share of touch based games with no problem before.
It's a VERY pretty game, but it's unfortunately all there is to it. Narration is boring as shit, you have many voiced art segments, but the narration is Marvel 60's style, where you are told every fucking thing that happen and that you can already see. Levels are nothing new, this is a big mix a Mario, Rayman, light iOS puzzle platformers etc.
This was made by a small team, they have done a great game if we consider the team, they should continue and work on their flaws. That being said, as a game on its own... well, it's pretty ?

5. Hades - PC - 12/04/21
The dialog grind to unlock the epilogue made the game overstay its welcome by a good 10 hours. Quite a feat for such a greatly written game for me to come to a point where I just shrug off the dialogs, like 'ok ok mate, good'.
That being said, it is an incredible game. Progression is generous and well paced, gameplay, while a tad much button mashey, is really on point, the whole game design is on point, in fact. Supergiant should give a huge raise to their character designer, too. And the writing is perfect.
It's quite a game.
 
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Stevey

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14 to beat from 2020

1) 01/01/2021 - Homeworld Remastered (Finished)


2) 02/01/2021 - Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan (Finished)


3) 4/01/2021 - Jedi: Fallen Order (Abandoned after 12 hours)
Shit combat, wasnt fun, dont even like Star Wars


4) 10/01/2021 - Yakuza Kiwami (Finished Main Story)


5) 24/01/2021 - Sonic 3 A.I.R. (Finished)


6) 21/02/2021 - 80's Overdrive (Finished)


7) 15/03/2021 - Pillars Of Eternity 2: Deadfire (Abandoned after 54 hours)
Couldn't beat the final boss.


8) 03/04/2021 - Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Finished)
 
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KainXVIII

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1) 04.01 - Wonderful Dizzy (ZX Spectrum) 3.5/5
2) 05.01 - Mystic Ark (SNES) 4/5
3) 11.01 - Dishonored®: Death of the Outsider™ (PC) (actual game title in Steam lol) 4.5/5
4) 20.01 - The Next BIG Thing (PC) 4/5 (still has some Pendulo Studio's charm :coffee-blob:)
5) 20.01 - Montezuma's Return (PC) 4/5
6) 22.01 - Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HD (PS3) 3.5/5
7) 26.01 - Whispers of a Machine (PC) 4.5/5
8) 31.01 - Marvelous: Mouhitotsu no Takarajima (SNES) 4/5
9) 03.02 - Jazzpunk Director's Cut (PC) 4/5
10) 10.02 - Dark Half (SNES) 4/5 (gestalt closed!)
11) 17.02 - Jak 2 HD (PS3) 2/5
12) 20.02 - Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession (first DOS game of 2021!) 4/5
13) 22.02 - Return of the Phantom (DOS) 4/5
14) 23.02 - Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS3) 4/5
15) 02.03 - Doom Eternal (PC) 3.5/5 (-0.5 for final boss)
16) 07.03 - Spelunky 2 (PC) 4.5/5 (maybe its not super real ending and with help of shortcuts but still i saw the credits!)
17) 10.03 - Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (PC) 4/5
18) 11.03 - Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus (PC) 4/5
19) 21.03 - Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee 2/5 (-1 for last couple of levels with garbage design)
20) 22.03 - Rune Gold (PC) 4/5
21) 26.03 - Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster (PC) 3.5/5
22) 31.03 - TSIOQUE (PC) 4/5 (-0.5 for ending)
23) 02.04 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PC) 3-3.5/5 (bloated!)
24) 05.04 - Fade to Black (DOS) 2.5-3/5
25) 07.04 - Detention (PC) 4.5/5
26) 10.04 - Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (PC) 3.5/5 (too much COD in the end :neutral-face:)
 
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Avern

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  1. Carrion - Jan. 1 - 3.5 hours :shrugblob:
    • Great concept, weak execution. The controls are fiddly and unpredictable. Most enemies are annoying.
  2. Kine - Jan. 1 - 7.1 hours (y)
    • Solid puzzler, but nothing remarkable. Story is surprisingly fun, but the music theme feels wasted.
  3. Yakuza 0 - Jan. 2 - 30 hours :heartblob:
    • It's rad.
  4. Ghostrunner - Jan. 2 - 5.5 hours :shrugblob:
    • Very uneven. Combat is incredible other than the suicide bombers. Story is garbage and the cybervoid levels are miserable.
  5. Core Defense - Jan. 3 - 2 hours :shrugblob:
    • Neat idea, but the inability to support many towers makes it feel shallow.
  6. Off-Peak - Jan. 3 - 1 hour :blobmorning:
    • A good, chill time. Music is fantastic.
  7. The Norwood Suite - Jan. 4 - 2 hours :blobmorning:
    • Yet more chill exploration from Cosmo D. A more elaborate creation than Off-Peak. Once again, the music is great.
  8. Penko Park - Jan. 5 - 4 hours (y)
    • A cute little Pokemon Snap clone. Has some hints of an interesting narrative, but doesn't go anywhere with them, and I wish it did.
  9. The Outer Worlds - Jan. 8 - 24.6 hours :weary-face:
    • Mostly a mess. Hated the story, thought the gameplay was miserable, just blech.
  10. Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard - Jan. 8 - 1 hour :shrugblob:
    • Cute and funny, but felt like a retread of the first game but with more glacial pacing.
  11. Monster Garden - Jan. 9 - 2.6 hours (y)
    • Silly, irreverant nonsense. Some of the best gibberish voices I've ever heard. Amusing enough, but falls flat when it tries to be more serious or dark.
  12. Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale - Jan. 14 - First clear after 10.5 hours, all achievments after 26.9 hours (y)
    • Well designed card game that plays more like Into the Breach than Slay the Spire. Requires very slow play to succeed, but it's satisfying to finally clear a level.
  13. Katamari Damacy REROLL - Jan. 16 - 3 hours (y)
    • It's still fun after all these years. The controls are just wonky enough to be engaging without being frustrating, and the goofy aesthetics make for a good time.
  14. Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition - Jan. 31 - 27.5 hours :heartblob:
    • What can change the nature of a gamer? :thinking-blob:
  15. Outer Wilds - Feb. 14 - 13.7 hours :heartblob:
    • Brilliant game with amazing exploration.
  16. Half-Life - Feb. 19 - 8.6 hours (y)
    • Replay for the first time in years. Still a great game, but doesn't hold up as well as I remembered. It feels worse after playing lots of retro and retro-style FPSes.
  17. Cruelty Squad - Feb. 21 - 4.9 hours :heartblob:🤢
    • The most miserable cyberpunk universe ever. Game plays great, and is so unavoidably disgusting that I can't help but be fascinated by hit. Going to keep playing, tons of secrets yet to find.
 
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Rockin' Ranger

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Haven't finished anything yet, but reserving my spot now.

2019
2020

2021
  1. Metro Last Light Redux (Steam) - ★★★☆☆
  2. Deep Space Waifu: Flat Justice (Steam) - ★★☆☆☆
  3. SiNKR 2 (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  4. Path of Giants (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  5. Replicated (Steam) - ★★★☆☆
  6. The Solitaire Conspiracy (Steam) - ★★☆☆☆
  7. Steins;Gate (Steam) - ★★★★★
  8. Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York (Steam) - ★★★☆☆
  9. Paradise Killer (Steam) - ★★★★★
  10. Blackwood Crossing (Steam) - ★☆☆☆☆
  11. Uncharted 4 (PlayStation 4) - ★★★★☆
  12. A Winter's Daydream (Steam) - ★★★☆☆
  13. Outer Wilds (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  14. Highway Blossoms (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  15. Once on a windswept night (Steam) - ★★★★☆
  16. The Fairy's Song (Steam) - ★★★★☆
 
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MJunioR

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Hey there! Here's for another year of backlog crushing.

I finished 2020 with 42 games completed, with Yakuza: Like a Dragon being my highest rated game (9.5) followed by Hades (9.25) and Black Mesa being the lowest one (3), followed by Grand Theft Auto IV (4). Here's my post on 2020's AL.

Now, for 2021:

January
01. [STEAM] Yakuza 0, finished after 73 hours, playthrough ended on January 6 - 9.25 / 10 | Finished on Legend difficulty
02. [XBOX App] Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, finished after 6 hours, playthrough ended on January 7 - 6.75 / 10
03. [STEAM] Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, finished after 18 hours, playthrough ended on January 10 - 8.0 / 10

February
04. [STEAM] Yakuza 3 Remastered, finished after 27 hours, playthrough ended on February 3 - 9.0 / 10
05. [STEAM] Yakuza 4 Remastered, finished after 42 hours, playthrough ended on February 8 - 9.0 / 10
06. [STEAM] Yakuza 5 Remastered, finished after 53 hours, playthrough ended on February 15 - 9.25 / 10
07. [STEAM] Crusader Kings III, finished after 70 hours, playthrough ended on February 21 - 9.0 / 10

March
08. [STEAM] Attack on Titan 2, finished after 16 hours, playthrough ended on March 1 - 7.0 / 10
09. [PlayStation 2] Shadow Hearts, finished after 21 hours, playthrough ended on March 7 - 8.5 / 10
10. [Nintendo Switch] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, finished after 47 hours, playthrough ended on March 22 - 9.5 / 10

April
11. [STEAM] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, finished after 30 hours, playthrough ended on April 5 - 9.25 / 10
12. [STEAM] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, finished after 6 hours, playthrough ended on April 8 - 7.5 / 10
 
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DriftedPlanet

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#1: Slime Rancher
- 32.7 hours. Originally played this after driving home from uni classes a few years while ago (Steam achievements seem to indicate it was only around Dec 2019 to mid-January 2020, yeesh what an eternity of a year since then). Picked it back up when I saw a friend of mine playing it and decided to see it through. Resource management and frequent busywork around a farm/ranch aren't my area of interest but the slimes are cute and exploring the different zones beyond the ranch was my main drive to play it. I also appreciate when a 3d game has a minimal number of invisible walls, it feels nice to jetpack cheese past a door before I can afford to explore the upcoming zones properly.













#2: 12 is better than 6
- 5.5 hours. Not a great game, not a terrible one. The story is about an amnesiac Mexican man who starts the game as a slave and tries to remember what happened to him while shooting any faction that crosses him. Gameplay is like a jankier Hotline Miami but with manual reloading and manual weapon cocking between every shot. The shooting is mostly as you would hope from a HM-like but the occasional miss from accuracy spread can add a few extra attempts per level. They have a dozen or so layouts that they reuse. The music is semi-generic rock but was a decent listen. The game lost an upgrade I had purchased when I continued from my previous save and had no way to repurchase that particular upgrade. That wasn't a big deal. The biggest issue with this game is the intentionally limited color palette. Aside from blood, everything in the game is blue-white with a blue outline. The lack of color makes it more annoying to see where enemies, loot, ammo, weapons, etc are. I could see liking a follow-up with more environments and a wider color palette, those problems really hurt the experience.

 
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Too lazy too copy pasta what I had wrote about my completed games from Era, so I'll just post my list and updated it over time


1. Sonic the Hedgehog

2. Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2

3. Serious Sam 3 BFE

4. Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile (DLC)

5. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Knuckles playthrough)

6. Ankh

7. Sonic Pocket Adventure

8. Sonic & Knuckles (Knuckles playthrough)
 

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Claiming a main post! I went looking for this thread but couldn't find it as it's been pinned!





1. The Fall ★★★★ 1/2
2. Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of The Baskervilles ★★★ 1/2
3. Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden ★★ 1/2
4. South Park: The Stick of Truth ★★★★
5. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag ★★★★ 1/2
6. Assassin's Creed III ★★★ 1/2
7. The Lego Movie ★★★ 1/2
8. Dirt 3 Complete Edition ★★★★
9. Lego: The Lord of the Rings ★★★★
10. Dead Space ★★★★ 1/2
11. Dead Space 2 ★★★ 1/2
12. Dead Space 3 ★★
13. Lego: The Hobbit ★★★
14. Lego Batman ★★★★
15. Castle Storm ★★★ 1/2
16. Star Trek ★★
17. Back to Bed ★★★★
18. Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes ★★★ 1/2
19. Luminosity ★★★★
20. Transistor ★★★
21. Woolfe ★★★ 1/2
22. Mass Effect ★★★★ 1/2
23. Mass Effect 2 ★★★★
24. Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek ★★★
25. Mass Effect 3 ★★★★
26. Van Helsing III ★★★ 1/2
27. OMG Zombies! ★★★ 1/2
28. Witcher III ★★★★★
29. Stranded ★★★ 1/2
30. Walking Dead: 400 Days ★★★
31:. Wolfenstein: The New Order ★★★★
32. Shadows of Mordor - ★★★ 1/2
33. Lego Star Wars Saga ★★★★
34. Game 34: Transplan ★★★★
35. Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars ★★★
36. Watch_Dogs ★★★
37. Dragon Age Inquisition
38. Lifeless Planet
39. Motorama
40, XCOM: Enemy Within
41, The Darkness II
42. Hook
43. Divinity: Original Sin
44. State of Decay
45. Shadowrun: Hong Kong
46. Warhammer: Space Marine
47. Letter Quest Grimm: Remastered
48. Mad Max
49. Assassin's Creed: Rogue
50. Collisions
51. Grey Cubes
52. Tales from the Borderlands





  1. 10,000,000
  2. 12 Labours of Hercules II
  3. 12 Labours of Hercules III
  4. Absolute Drift
  5. Agatha Christie
  6. Assassin's Creed 2
  7. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  8. Bad Caterpillar
  9. Bad Sector HDD
  10. Bit Ray
  11. Blackguards 2
  12. bOllO
  13. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  14. Brutal Legend
  15. Bus Tycoon ND
  16. Darksiders 2 Deathfinitive
  17. The Deadly Tower of Monsters
  18. Deathtrap
  19. Deus Ex. Human Revolution
  20. DMC Devil May Cry
  21. Driver San Francisco
  22. Dying Light
  23. Dyscourse
  24. Enslaved
  25. Epistory Typing Chronicles
  26. Evo Explores
  27. Far Cry Blood Dragon
  28. Firewatch
  29. Five Guardian of Davids
  30. Grim Dawn
  31. Hard West
  32. Hocus
  33. Jurassic Park: The Game
  34. klocki
  35. League of Mermaids
  36. Lego Batman 3
  37. Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
  38. Lego Jurassic World
  39. Lego Marvel's Avengers
  40. Lost Planet 3
  41. Magical Brickout
  42. Marble Mountain
  43. Masquerada
  44. Mass Effect 1
  45. Mushroom 11
  46. Nightsky
  47. Optika
  48. Portal
  49. Plush
  50. The Typing of the Dead
  51. Unmechanical
  52. Saint's Row Gat out of Hell
  53. Roadside Assistance Simulator
  54. Planet of the Eyes
  55. Zenge
  56. Stasis
  57. Zombo Buster Rising

    *Note: 1-47 is accurate, after that I've just looked at finished games with a last date played of 2016
PSN:

  1. Far Cry 4
  2. Uncharted 4
  3. The Order 1886
  4. Infamous Second Son
  5. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  6. The Last of US
  7. Uncharted 3
  8. Uncharted 2
  9. Uncharted 1

  1. Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Daughter (100%)
  2. Submerged (100%)
  3. Monstercakes (100%)
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy (100%)
  5. Push (100%)
  6. Tangrams Deluxe (100%)
  7. Batman The Telltale Series (100%)
  8. The Walking Dead Season 2 (100%)
  9. Crosscells (100%)
  10. Phrase Shift (100%)
  11. Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry
  12. Klocki
  13. The Witcher III DLCs
  14. XCOM 2
  15. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  16. Scanner Sombre
  17. Figment
  18. Stories
  19. RYSE
  20. Black: The Fall
  21. Assassin's Creed Revelations
  22. Superhot
  23. Turmoil
  24. Inside
  25. You Must Build a Boat
  26. Refunct
  27. J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars
PSN:

  1. South Park The Fractured But Whole
  2. Lego City Undercover
  3. Agents of Mayhem
  4. Dirt 4
  5. Assassin's Creed Origins
  6. Infamous Last Light
  7. Killzone Shadowfall
  8. Uncharted Lost Legacy
  9. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
  10. Just Cause 3
  11. Assassin's Creed Unity
  12. Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  13. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  14. Far Cry Primal
  15. Doom
  16. Arkham Knight
  17. Horizon Zero Dawn
  18. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  19. Mass Effect Andromeda



  1. Access Denied (100%)
  2. Aer Memories of Old (100%)
  3. Assassin's Creed Black Flag
  4. Assassin's Creed Rogue
  5. Assassin's Creed Unity
  6. The Banner Saga
  7. Batman Arkham Knight
  8. Batman: The Enemy Within (100%)
  9. Battletech
  10. Bioshock Infinite
  11. Bladed Fury (Thanks @The Queen!)
  12. Bomb Squad Academy
  13. Bombshell
  14. Bright Bob
  15. The Chronicles of King Arthur - Episode 1: Excalibur
  16. Contrast (100%)
  17. Deadspace 1
  18. Deadspace 2
  19. Delete (100%)
  20. Divinity Original Sin 2
  21. Dots (100%)
  22. Electroquest: Resistance is Futile (100%)
  23. Far: Lone Sails
  24. Glass Masquerade
  25. Fallout 4
  26. GNOG
  27. Golf Peaks
  28. GTA V
  29. Homefront: The Revolution
  30. Injustice 1
  31. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  32. Little Bug
  33. Little Hidden City (100%)
  34. Little Nightmares
  35. The Mooseman
  36. Neoncode
  37. Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
  38. Omensight
  39. Pavilion
  40. Phantom Doctrine
  41. Pillars of Eternity 1 - The White March 1 + 2
  42. Pillars of Eternity 2
  43. Planet Alpha
  44. .projeckt
  45. Puzzlement (100%)
  46. Race Arcade
  47. Rayman Legends
  48. Rescue 2
  49. Roboball
  50. The Room (100%)
  51. The Room 2 (100%)
  52. Runic Rampage
  53. Sandmade (100%)
  54. Scalak (100%)
  55. Singularity
  56. Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
  57. SOMA (100%)
  58. Stereo Aereo
  59. Subnautica
  60. Sunset Overdrive
  61. Sword Legacy Omen (100%)
  62. TOK (100%)
  63. Tyranny
  64. Up Left Out (100%)
  65. Valley
  66. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  67. Yoku's Island Express
PSN:


  1. Rayman Legends
  2. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
  3. Star Wars Battlefront II
  4. Mafia III
  5. Dead Rising IV
  6. Far Cry 5
  7. God of War
  8. Rime
  9. Call of Duty Advanced War
  10. Injustice 2
  11. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  12. Assassin's Creed Odyssey (100%)
  13. Red Dead Redemption 2
XBONE


  1. Halo 5 Guardians



Steam
  1. Kolumo
  2. Hello Polution!
  3. Chuchel
  4. Repair Bot
  5. Momonga Pinball Adventures
  6. Call of Duty Ghosts
  7. Gris
  8. Far Cry Primal
  9. Northern Lights
  10. Call of Duty Modern Warfare III
  11. Assassin's Creed Origins + DLC
  12. Mutant Road Zero
  13. Lego Ninjago Movie
  14. Impulsow
  15. Expand
  16. Spectrum Break
  17. Hitman 2
  18. Glass Masquerade 2
  19. South Park Fractured But Whole
  20. Call of Duty Black Ops
  21. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  22. Call of Duty Black Ops 3
  23. Lego DC Super Villians
  24. Mad Max
  25. The Bridge
  26. Call of Duty Modern Warfare
  27. Void Bastards
  28. The Strange Realm of Mine
  29. Borderlands 2 + DLC
  30. Epic Car Factory
  31. Jettomero
  32. Boor
  33. Book of Demons
  34. IIn
  35. Doom
  36. Perchang
  37. Darq
  38. Middle Earth Shadow of War
  39. Fracter
  40. Inked
  41. Moons of Madness
  42. Destiny 2 Story
  43. Naboki
  44. Jim is Moving Out
  45. Seen
  46. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  47. Typoman
  48. Runner 3
Uplay
  1. Far Cry New Dawn
  2. Assassin's Creed Odyssey + DLC
Origin
  1. Jedi: Fallen Order
  2. Unravel 1
  3. Unravel 2
  4. Sea of Solitude
PC Gamepass
  1. Crackdown 3
  2. Gears 5
  3. The Outer Worlds
  4. My Name is Pedro
PSN
  1. Spider Man
  2. Call of Duty WW2
  3. Detroit Become Human
  4. Metro Exodus
  5. Days Gone
  6. Rage 2
  7. Control

Steam:

1. Iris.Fall ★★★★
2. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare ★★★
3. Bioshock 2 Remastered ★★★★
4. Mo:Astray ★★★★★
5. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare ★★★★
6. Lightmatter ★★★★ 1/2
7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 1 ★★★
8. Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days ★★★ 1/2
9. Star Wars The Force Unleashed II ★★★ 1/2
10. The Walking Dead: Michonne ★★★★
11. The Garden's Between ★★★★ 1/2
12. Old Man's Journey ★★★★
14. Draw your Game ★★ 1/2
22. Krystopia: A Puzzle Journey ★★★★
23. Etherborn ★★★ 1/2
24. Ori and the Blind Forrest Definitive Edition ★★★★ 1/2
25. Alan Wake + DLC Episodes ★★★★★
27. Borderlands 3 ★★★★
32. Remember Me ★★★ 1/2
34. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 ★★★ 1/2
35. The Evil Within ★★★
37. The Evil Within 2 ★★★★
38. Lego Indiana Jones The Original Adventures ★★★ 1/2
39. Simple Machines ★★★★
40. Mafia III: DE ★★★
43. Lithium City ★★★★ 1/2
45. Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition ★★★★
46. Halo 1 (MCC) ★★ 1/2
47. Halo 2 (MCC) ★★★★
48. Replicant ★★★ 1/2
49. Stela ★★★★ 1/2
52. Iron Danger ★★★★ 1/2
53. Halo 3 (MCC) ★★★ 1/2
54. Kids ★★★
55. Halo Reach (MCC) ★★★★
56. Ever Forward ★★★ 1/2
59. Strange Brigade ★★★★ 1/2
60. Halo 3: ODST (MCC) ★★ 1/2
61. Vampyr ★★★1/2
63. Kystopia Nova's Journey ★★★1/2
65. Transformers: War for Cybertron ★★★ 1/2
67. Close to the Sun ★★★★ 1/2
70. Halo 4 (MCC)★★★★
72. Darq DLC Levels ★★★★
75. Dead Space 3 ★★★ 1/2
76. Dead Space Awakened ★ 1/2

XBONE Gamepass:

13. Gears of War 2 ★★★ 1/2
17. Gears of War 3 ★★★ 1/2
20. Gears of War Judgement ★★
21. Gears of War Aftermath ★★★ 1/2

PC Gamepass:

15. Wolfenstein: Youngblood ★★★ 1/2
36. Deliver Us the Moon ★★★
41. Minecraft Dungeons ★★ 1/2
51. Carrion ★★★ 1/2
57. Wasteland 3 ★★★★ 1/2
71. Doom Eternal ★★★
73. Morkredd ★★★★ 1/2
74. Call of the Sea ★★★ 1/2

Uplay:

16. The Division 2 ★★★ 1/2
62. Watch Dogs 2 ★★★
66. Watch Dogs: Legion ★★★ 1/2
68. Assassin's Creed Valhalla ★★★★

PS4:

19. Death Stranding ★★★★ 1/2
28. The Last of Us Remastered + Left Behind ★★★★ 1/2
29. Uncharted 4 ★★★★
30. Uncharted Lost Legacy ★★★★ 1/2
33. Beyond: Two Souls ★★★
37. Until Dawn ★★★ 1/2
42. Saint's Row 3 Remastered ★★★
44. The Last of Us Part II ★★★★ 1/2
50. Ghost of Tsushima ★★★★★
58. Marvel's Avengers ★★★★
64. Ratchet & Clank (PS4) ★★★★ 1/2

PS3:

26. The Simpsons Game ★★★★
31. James Bond Bloodstone ★★★ 1/2
69. Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction ★★★ 1/2


2021:

Steam:

1. Rover Mechanic Simulator - ★★★ 1/2
2. Call of Duty 2 ★★★★
3. Warhammer Chaosbane ★★★
6. Mirror's Edge Catalyst ★★★1/2
8. Mass Effect Andromeda ★★★
9. Star Wars Battlefront II ★★★★
10. Halo Spartan Assault ★★ 1/2
12. Vanquish ★★★★
13. Murdered: Soul Suspect ★★★★
14. Puzzletronics Analog Logic ★1/2

PS3:

4. Green Lantern Rise of the Manhunter ★★★
11. Dead Space Extraction ★★★★

PC Gamepass:

5. Donut County ★★★★
7. Gears of War Hivebusters ★★★★ 1/2
 
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Game #1 - Rover Mechanic Simulator - Pretty cool. My first post-uni job was in mobile robotics, so not sure why I waiting on this. Though I was more test bed analysis, sensor data acquisition and comparative data sourcing. Take apart rovers, find the dud parts, repair and put back together. Not sure if I actually finished it or it's open ended but I got 100% of the achievements. ★★★ 1/2

Game #2 - Call of Duty 2. - The contrast between a game about the horrors of war and the current dude-bro recruitment games is stark. Good tight shooting and a more interesting setting. Play as three factions across the whole war, from the defence of Stalingrad as the Russians to crossing the Rhine as the Americans. ★★★★

Game #3 - Warhammer Chaosbane - Decent ARPG, choose one of 6 classes and off you go. You can play co-op etc... I think I broke it at some point and was so powerful I held down the basic attack button on the final boss and shredded it in 4 seconds or so. Balance seemed to go out the window. Weirdly chapter 1-4 make up the main game, chapter 5 is DLC and chapter 6 is free. ★★★

Game #4 - Green Lantern Rise of the Manhunter - Seems to take place post the movie, even stars the voice of Ryan Reynolds. You're back on Oa and stuff goes wrong. Decent brawler but some of the contructs (powers) are way OP. Become a jet or Mech and just murder everything in sight. Contains both punching and flying levels with the flying ones suffering from a severe case of "diarrhea Christmas lights", you have no idea what is going on, it's just visual noise. ★★★
 
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Game #5 - Donut County - Fun, short, little light puzzle game, swallow scenes with a moveable hole that grows as it consumes. A few puzzles but this is more of a story/experience than anything challenging. Achievements were broken for me PC gamepass so I got nothing, zero, zilch... ★★★★
 

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Game #6 - Mirror's Edge Catalyst (Steam)- I haven't played the first so I'm a bit behind in the story but the main path was thoroughly enjoyable if not a slightly overplayed experience. The parkour mostly works well but never feels as fluid as you would hope. Looks great, runs great though I never bothered with all the collectables and side missions. ★★★1/2

Game #7 - Gears of War Hivebusters (PC Gamepass) - Beautiful and generous experience. Changes up the standard broken cities and underground to a largely luscious tropical island environment. ★★★★ 1/2
 

Li Kao

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First update to my original post !

1. Picross S4 - Switch - 01/02/21
You know what you are getting at this point. Liked the Color Picross, hated the Extra Picross (too big, long, punishing, and my eyes are 42 years old ffs).

2. Super Mario Odyssey - Switch - 06/02/21
So so camera. Incredibly easy to miss your target. Too many and rarely used moves, allocated to weird gestures. Extremely boring, too. Bloated as fuck with moons, but quantity rarely equals quality.
Now to finish Wasteland 2, Hitman 2, maybe finally play Yakuza 0 and Resident Evil 7, and Square announced the new FF14 xpac, which motivate me to resume my playthrough.
Where will I find the time ?
 
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Games I've marked as Beaten/Completed so far this year:

  1. GRIS (3.5/5)
    • It wears its Journey inspiration on its sleeve, but there were several wow moments with some impressive art. Overall, though, it was pretty simple, and short.​
  2. Halo 2: Anniversary (3.5/5)
    • I continue to make my way through the MCC having never really played the campaigns before, and I found Halo 2 to be a lot more fun than CE. I'm sure diehards will disagree, but I liked playing as Arbiter, and the story was decent (until the abrupt ending). The added terminals were alright, though the extended Halo lore is a mess imo. The Anniversary visuals were very nice, much better than CE Anniversary. Looking forward to Halo 3 once I wrap a few other games up.​
  3. One Finger Death Punch 2 (4/5)
    • Finally made my way through 100% of the campaign maps, and put a decent amount of time into the survival and additional modes. Absolutely adored this game, one of my favorite ways to kill a few minutes, but I've had my fill for a while so I'm shelving it for the indefinite future.​
  4. Titanfall 2 (4.5/5)
    • I had started the campaign on for this on PS4 way back when it first came out, but never got around to finishing it. Since I picked up EA Play on Steam I figured I'd revisit it since I love Apex Legends, and I heard it was short. The campaign was fantastic, and when it was all said and done, I was left wishing for more. I think they could have included two more levels and bosses, even if as DLC, but oh well. Glad I finally got around to beating it.​
 
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Update -

3. New Super Mario Bros 2 - Nintendo 3DS - 08/02/21
Normal game only, no special worlds. Difficulty jump seemed high and I have no patience for the game wasting my time sending me back to map every death (in some special cases) or with forced 30 seconds cinematics (final boss was uguu for that).
I'm not in love with Mario (the first two Paper Mario though, it's another story), so playing this and Odyssey back to back is a good indication that I'm currently craving for lighthearted, and even more so for weeb shit. I want that Japanese feel these days.
 
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Game #8 - Mass Effect Andromeda (EAPlay/Steam) - Decent enough waste of time. Premise is weak and content largely boring and uninspiring. For all the time they had, the rush is obvious. ★★★

Game #9 - Star Wars Battlefront II (EAPlay/Steam) - Fun campaign, good story and lots characters to play. Hopefully Iden and Del turn up on a Disney show at some point, it seems to fit the timeline. ★★★★

Game #10 - Halo Spartan Assault (Steam) - Decent short little twin stick isometric shooter. Most levels only take 3-4 mins, there are 30 of them. Not super exact and with some weird bugs at time, but a decent diversion from longer games. Difficulty ramps up quite a bit towards the end. ★★ 1/2
 

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Hardly played any games in 2020, not for a bad reason or anything but it's time to catch up this year.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) - completed on 1st March - Replayed it because I enjoyed the open world so much that it overshadowed a lot of the things I don't like about the game. Nevertheless, this feeling of joy is so refreshing because I've never been a fan of the more recent 3D Zelda games that I've played passively in the past.

2. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Switch) - completed on 12th April - Playing this for the first time since I've never owned Nintendo home consoles. Regarding the base game, I liked how smooth and fun it was even though I had a difficult time trying to judge where Mario's positioning was when trying to hit and enemy or especially trying to get important collectibles due to that whole 2.5-D perspective.

Regarding Bowser's Fury, I really appreciated the open world even though the Smash Fury Blocks objectives were annoying because only Bowser can destroy them and it can be annoying having to wait for him just to complete an objective. Also, I didn't mind too much when playing but it was slower than the base game since the framerate's much lower due to it being an action-heavy open world. I think the resolution also seemed lower too so I just did the bare minimum to complete that game. I'd gladly play more of it for the sake of collecting anything I missed once an upgraded Switch is released and the game improves its performance.
 
Reason: Completed another game
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Game #11 - Dead Space Extraction (PS3) - Played it without any sort of motion controls but it's still quite manageable with just the left stick controlling the reticule. It's a prequel to Dead Space 1 and reuses some of the same locations but is quite a decent game on it's own. It's a rail shooter but it's well done and provides some great background information to what went wrong on the Ishimura. Oddly it's only the female character that has to have a scan/"kolto" like bath naked, the men all do it fully clothed. Subtle Visceral/EA! ★★★★
 
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Game #12 - Vanquish (steam) - Good silly fun, rocket powered genuflection. Lots of fun weapon variation, good level design, fun and very Japanese cinematics. Gets pretty easy once you upgrade your weapons, the laser rifle just melts everything. Doesn't overstay it's welcome either. I barely even used the suit trickery until the final boss. ★★★★
 

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Game #13 - Murdered: Soul Suspect (Steam) - I liked this more than I thought I would, I did start it years ago but benched it so I started again. Barely 10 hours at most but tells a good story with decent twists and red herrings. Some good side content and a bit of exploration and cat possession. ★★★★
 

Li Kao

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4. Oddmar - iOS - 22/3/21
I rage played the game in one sitting, knowing that I wouldn't return to it anyway. Touch controls were beyond shit for me, tons of death by ignored input. Don't know why, it's a fairly successful game, never heard of bad controls, and I played my share of touch based games with no problem before.
It's a VERY pretty game, but it's unfortunately all there is to it. Narration is boring as shit, you have many voiced art segments, but the narration is Marvel 60's style, where you are told every fucking thing that happen and that you can already see. Levels are nothing new, this is a big mix a Mario, Rayman, light iOS puzzle platformers etc.
This was made by a small team, they have done a great game if we consider the team, they should continue and work on their flaws. That being said, as a game on its own... well, it's pretty ?
 

bobnowhere

Careful Icarus
Sep 20, 2018
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Game #14 Puzzletronics Analog Logic - (Steam)

Puzzletronics is a short minimalist games about circuit design, sort of...

Aesthetically it is quite nice, a decent OST but as a tool to teach even the most basic electronics it's very basic and not particularly inspired. All the parts are there, diodes, resistors, capacitors etc... but none of them do anything really related to their actual function in a DC circuit. Resistors are just a piece of wire, diodes and LEDs have to arranged one way with the flow, capacitors have to be in parallel, the pieces are just that, placeholders for basic puzzle rules.

There are 70 levels, some that break the games own rules and many make no sense electronically or would even function as described. Voltage and current leaks everywhere.

There is some potential for an interesting puzzle game in the electronics space, where voltages, currents and circuit design play a part but this game is not it. ★1/2
 

EdwardTivrusky

See You Hyper-Toxic Computer Cowboy
Dec 8, 2018
3,432
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Call of Cthulhu - Shadow of the Comet (GOG)

Old School point-n-click adventure. It's sat in my GOG library for years and i remembered if from years before that. Good story, nice art, great music and sounds, decent VA and the puzzles aren't too obtuse. There were one or two areas where i had to turn the animation down especially the chase scene which was annoying until i reset the gamespeed but then it was fine.
 

Li Kao

It’s a strange world. Let’s keep it that way.
Jan 28, 2019
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5. Hades - PC - 12/04/21
The dialog grind to unlock the epilogue made the game overstay its welcome by a good 10 hours. Quite a feat for such a greatly written game for me to come to a point where I just shrug off the dialogs, like 'ok ok mate, good'.
That being said, it is an incredible game. Progression is generous and well paced, gameplay, while a tad much button mashey, is really on point, the whole game design is on point, in fact. Supergiant should give a huge raise to their character designer, too. And the writing is perfect.
It's quite a game.
 

Parsnip

Riskbreaker
Sep 11, 2018
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Finland
#4, The Stillness of the Wind
Forgot to post this here. It's eh. Not my kind of game at all.

Also just now...
#5, Mass Effect: Andromeda
103 hours!
It's good! :blobmorning2: It gets most of the stuff right for what I want from Mass Effect. And it's also so patently obvious that they ran out of time and budget, really unfortunate. :surrenderblob:
Also really unfortunate that they left some background plot threads open, likely to be solved and revealed in all the canceled DLC and/or a sequel.