Tackle the Backlog - 12 in 12 2020

  • @axel said in Tackle the Backlog - 12 in 12 2020:

    Overall, I felt like as soon as I started to grasp the combat system, I had to switch characters, or a new weapon or playstyle was introduced, way faster than I could ever hope to master them.

    an interesting thing i heard early on in my playthrough (think maybe Maximilian dood) is that your first playthrough is basically the tutorial to give you all the gear and abilities you need for the harder difficulties (eg you get neros "mode" in literally the final fight.)(not saying its a smart idea)

    cause i felt kinda the same especially with dante late game he got so many new weapons, what helped was just focusing to reading the ability menus and basically just sticking to 1 or 2 weapons.

    what really put dmc5 as my 2nd for last year was my hard playthrough, where i basically had all the tools and i could just focus on mastering them, i remember spending 2 hours on "V" at the end because i just wanted to beat him without using any revivals and really master him(and this was literally the night before i got sekiro)

    also this was the first game of this type when it finally clicked after just mashing my way through bayonetta years ago(which i really wanna replay now)

    beat some new games but no backlog picks

    Jedi:fallen order 7ish hours
    weird? this game ran rather badly on my ps4 pro and all around just felt clunky, maybe because of the gameplay style i was expecting it to feel much more like GOW(2018) and dark souls but ehh it just would not click, i made it to wookee planet and dropped it, from what i've heard i'm around a 3rd or more into it and yeah... also alot of bugs mutiple hitches and god that loot and progression just feels worthless.


    FF7 OG(25hours)
    added another 5 hours on, just got cid

    P5 Royal (7hours)
    hoping to beat it before xenoblade remake... don't like my chances. am loving it though

    The last of us remake(5 hours)
    only played it once and was pretty ian hinck about it so i want to see if i like it more... edit:enjoying it more and it's a good side game among my behemoths

    Assassins creed:Origins
    have not liked an ac game since brotherhood, so gonna try jumping back onboard, Going to be my side ape-brain game once i finish TLOU and am stuck in the JRPG heaven (and hell) of P5 though xenoblade remake.(btw am so excited for xenoblade after loving what i played of XC2)

    -on pause-
    Pathfinder:kingmaker(it's gonna be a while)
    20 hours in... hopefully <100 to go

    Ori and the will of the wisps(2 hours)
    on game pass like it but doom took priority.

    Death stranding(15hours)
    been a couple months but might try to mainline it a little more i spent alot of time building roads and then lost interest because the story had slowed down....because i was building roads.

  • @nimbat1003 said in Tackle the Backlog - 12 in 12 2020:

    this game ran rather badly on my ps4 pro and all around just felt clunky

    Rushed game.

  • Update from my progress over the last month

    I only finished 1 game this month, however I'm making pretty good progress with 4 games in my list, that I think should be done this month.

    I'm also taking out Trauma Team from my list because I can't, and replacing with Bloodborne, which I have already beaten, so I'm just throwing myself a bone with that one, since after all it was a 40 hour first playthrough of a game I didn't think I would beat.

    Finished This Month:

    Forgotton Anne 7.5/10

    It's a shortish and charming game, that looks pretty most of the time, at the cost of fluidity on it's gameplay, and honestly the main drawback it has is that it feels too clunky most of the time, and it becomes a hindrance at some points, would be much easier with some improved controls, the story is enjoyable but nothing so memorable that I think I will end up thinking back on it, but it was fun enough for what it is, the aesthetic was the main thing that drew me to this one, and it ended up looking good byt not amanzing most of the time.

    Currently Playing:

    Trauma Team Second Opinion (dropped from the list) 6.5/10

    I'm quitting on this game because one of the missions at roughly the middle point is absolute bullshit and it is simply a poorly designed mission that can't just be skipped or cheesed through it, you have to know what to do, and apparently get fairly lucky with the RNG, and after 20+ attempts I'm done with it, there are a good number of things I liked about this game, and I would look into a new release if that were to happen, but I'm done with this game, I prefer the idea to the execution, but I still think it makes for good base for a series with an interesting concept.

    The World Ends With You

    I think I'm at the half point of it, definitively like it, but there are aspects of it that I'm not completely sold on, I guess I'm waiting to see how things wrap up to decide where I ended up with it, but overall positive impressions.

    Sakura Wars (2020)

    This game is dumb as shit, and I love it, it has a ton of the things I would normally find issues with, but they did such a good job with the characters that I can't help but love it.

    No More Heroes Travis Strikes Again

    Probably a third of the way with this one, I can see it growing old, but so far this game is phenomal, I love the references it makes and how it is so bold with the attitude and presentation it takes, gameplay wise it is entertaining enough that I have little complaints, so as it is going I'm hoping I'll end up really liking this game.

    Killer 7

    A few missions from the end on this one, the weirdness and difficulty to comprehend what the hell is going on is a bit alineating as was the control scheme at first, but I'm absolutely loving this game and I think it is if nothing else a very well designed game that could use some QoL improvements.

    My List


    • A Hat in Time 8/10

    The Banner Saga 3 8.5/10

    Dusk Diver 7.5/10

    Katamari Damacy Reroll 8.5/10

    Utawarerumo Mask of Deception 9/10

    Bloodborne 9.5/10

    Persona 5 Royal 10/10 GOAT!!!

    Bloodstained Ritual of the Night 8.5/10

    Forgotton Anne 7.5/10


    Killer 7

    The World Ends With You

    No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again

    Sakura Wars

    Not Started

    Cyberpunk 2077

    Psychonauts 2

    Persona 5 Strickers

    13 Sentinels Aegis Rim

    Trails of Cold Steel4

    Digital Devil Survivor

    Metro Exodus

    River City Girls

    AI The Somnium Files


    Katana Zero

    Taken of the list

    Gravity Rush 2 - DNF 5/10

    Persona Q2 DNF 6.5/10

    Trauma Team Second Opinion 6.5/10

  • New update: I finished The Talos Principle so I'm now at 9/12 completed for the year. And we're not even halfway, I might be able to pull this off.

    I enjoyed it a lot, possibly more than The Witness. I appreciated what The Witness was doing but sometimes I didn't have any idea what it even wanted from me (eventually figured it out, but it could be a bit demotivating). In Talos though, you always know what your objective is, the new abilities and mechanics are introduced in a very natural manner, the learning curve is pretty much perfect.

    There was only ONE puzzle I had to look up, and I'm glad I did because I would never have figured it out. This one actually required a mechanic that was never even hinted at anywhere, and was the only time I think the devs messed it up. Reading the comments on the video I looked up for it, many other people were stuck on this one.

    Apart from that, it was an amazingly smooth experience. There's this sweet spot that only great puzzle games manage to hit: every new puzzle feels impossible at first, like you must be missing something, there's no way you've got all the knowledge or abilities required for this one... and just when you're about to give up, something clicks. What if you do that? And lo and behold, that's it! It now feels obvious, why didn't you think of this before? And you feel smart, like surely tons of people never managed to solve this one, because it's so outside the box... And you get this feeling puzzle after puzzle, many times over. It's extremely gratifying.

    On top of that, the story is impressively well crafted. It touches on various philosophical topics, in a deep but approachable manner. You engage in conversations with an AI throughout the game, and it challenges you in very clever ways. I caught myself a few times thinking "Wow, I had never considered life this way!" Which is quite a feat. I feel like they could take all these conversations out of the game and offer it as a stand-alone philosophical interactive experience.

    The ending (I think I got the good one, although I didn't get all the secrets so maybe there's an even better one) is also more satisfying and meaningful than The Witness, less abstract I guess.

    I might play the Road to Gehenna DLC too, but I'll take a break from it for a while, don't want to burn myself out.

  • @axel Definitely don't burn yourself out on Talos. I did every puzzle and secret in it and it turned the game from what HowLongToBeat told me was 15-20 hours into well over 50. I loved the story and a good portion of the puzzles, but by the time I got to the end after that, I was completely burned out on the game and didn't want to spend an equivalent amount of time playing Gahenna since it uses the exact same puzzle mechanics in much harder puzzles. I'd say give it a break for a bit, especially since you're feeling good on it! The good ending (which I think is what you got) was a lot more satisfying to me than the perfect ending.

    I agree I think I enjoyed it more than The Witness, but both are games I equate with a different side of frustration. With The Witness for me, a lot of it came from a lack of understanding puzzles and the audio recordings feeling like a lot of unearned pretentious preaching. Talos was the opposite for me; I would have loved more audio logs and story by the end, but some of the harder puzzles were just too much for my tired brain by the end. I was looking a lot of things up by the end (not for lack of trying).

    But by far Talos's story, diary entries and audio logs make the game well worth it! It showcases an interesting philosophical set of quandaries you may have never taken a look at before. While I personally would have trimmed like 50% of the puzzles, there is so much more in this game than I initially expected.

  • Anybody still updating these? :D

    I just finished The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, which brings my total to 10/12 (plus countless other games that were not in my list).

    It's a tough 2D Zelda, can't remember dying so much (or even at all) in games like Link's Awakening or Minish Cap. And because I had previously finished Oracle of Ages, I accessed the true ending which was pretty epic! Those two games are pretty well done, they squeezed as many ideas as they could out of Link's Awakening "engine". Honestly if they were remade in the same style for Switch and released as one game, it could do very well.

  • @axel said in Tackle the Backlog - 12 in 12 2020:

    Anybody still updating these? :D

    I would if I will ever finish a game from the list again.

  • I'm keeping track of mine but forget to update it here, had to make a few changes to my list since my heart was broken not once but twice with Psychonauts 2 and Persona 5 Strikers not coming out this year (seriously Atlus what the fuck), I'll copy paste my last post from reddit below, the formatting probably won't translate well...

    Finished This Month:

    AI The Somnium Files 9/10

    I really liked this game, I don't think it hits the highs of Zero Escape, but it does a lot of great and fun things throught. Not a game for everyone considering how little 'gameplay' there is but the characters and story make for a great experience and the gameplay evolution from the Zero Escape games make it more palletable.

    Easy recommendation for anyone interested in the concept and heavily narrative focused games.

    Metro Exodus 6.5/10

    This one was a dissapointment, I liked the two previous games a lot when I played them, and I just feel the approach this one takes is not focused on the strong areas of the franchise and the game suffers for it, it still has some great moments, but they are diluted by a pseudo open world that doesn't really work, and the rough edges it has make it suffer more.

    Also Artyom in this game is the worst silent protagonist ever, and the caracther interaction in the game is also very poor, it really doesn't make a good job of presenting itself and the game is the worse for it.

    SpongeBob Battle for Bikini Bottom 7/10

    I added this game to my list, as replacemente for the two games not coming out this year, and to throw myself a bone with an easy one. Pretty much what I expected, and it was a pretty fun version of that, not much to say aside from that, clearly not the best or most complex game, but playing a collectaton like this every once in a while.

    My List


    A Hat in Time 8/10

    The Banner Saga 3 8.5/10

    Dusk Diver 7.5/10

    Katamari Damacy Reroll 8.5/10

    Utawarerumo Mask of Deception 9/10

    Bloodborne 9.5/10

    Persona 5 Royal 10/10 GOAT!!!

    Bloodstained Ritual of the Night 8.5/10

    Forgotton Anne 7.5/10

    Killer 7 8.5/10

    No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again 8.5/10

    Sakura Wars 7.5/10

    Katana Zero 10/10

    The World Ends with You 6.5/10

    AI The Somnium Files 9/10

    Metro Exodus 6.5/10

    SpongeBob Battle For Bikini Bottom 7/10


    Digital Devil Survivor

    Not Started

    Cyberpunk 2077

    Donut County (Replacing P5 Strickers because Atlus sucks)

    13 Sentinels Aegis Rim

    Trails of Cold Steel4

    River City Girls


    Taken of the list

    Gravity Rush 2 - DNF 5/10

    Persona Q2 DNF 6.5/10

    Trauma Team Second Opinion 6.5/10

    Psychonauts 2 (Guess I'll have to wait)

    Persona 5 Strickers (Atlus pleaseeeee)

  • Still left from last year:
    Dragon Quest VII
    Persona 4
    Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
    Shenmue II
    Devil May Cry 3
    Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
    Shadowrun (SNES)
    Ultima VII
    Luigi's Mansion 2
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

    12 new ones:
    Yakuza Kiwami
    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
    Devil May Cry 4
    Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic
    Halo 4
    Gradius Advance
    Metal Slug Advance
    Castlevania Chronicles
    Rhythm Tengoku
    Icewind Dale

    I finished KotOR which was fantastic.

    Still have a lot of games to go for 1 month =D

  • I did a terrible job about this one. But hey, it was my first time and I hope I can do better next year.

  • I did great so far, 10/12, and I'll try to finally knock off The Wonderful 101 over the holidays. This year has been really good overall in terms of backlog clearing, to the point where I barely have any left, feels good!

  • One week left to clear those backlogs, folks!

    @bard91 Will you make a new thread for 2021?

  • I think I actually added more to my backlog this year, rather than cutting it down. Here's my old backlog, updated with the games I have finished and abandoned.

    Death Stranding
    Concrete Genie
    River City Girls
    What Remains of Edith Finch
    Life is Strange Before the Storm Abandoned, not gonna finish this
    Tetris Effect
    Dragon Quest XI
    Mega Man XI
    The Witness
    Hollow Knight
    Hotline Miami 2 Wrong Number
    Yakuza 0
    Horizon Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds DLC
    Prey - Mooncrash DLC Unlikely to finish, really enjoyed what I played though
    Marvel's Spider-Man - The City That Never Sleeps DLC Unlikely to finish
    Ace Combat 7 - The three DLC missions
    Hard West
    My Friend Pedro Abandoned, not gonna finish this
    1979 Revolution Black Friday Abandoned, not gonna finish this

    I only finished 8 games from my backlog this year, and cut 5 games down that I didn't really feel like finishing... so I tackled more than 12! Kinda.

  • As expected, I’m ending at zero.

  • Dropped 3 games and replaced them. Ended up with 9/12 complete.

    I don't know if I'm going to carry on with this next year, because basically everything I play is from my backlog. I play new games very rarely, so it's more about what 12 games I pick to finish rather than just finishing 12 games from my backlog in general---because I do that every year. It's nice to have ones with my eye on them, but generally speaking games like Nier and Xenogears weren't going to fit into this year, as big, conceptual JRPGs are something that I need to be in the right space to fully appreciate.

  • @axel sure, I'm planning what my list would be looking like and making a write up for my year.

  • @scotty said in Tackle the Backlog - 12 in 12 2020:

    I will try to shape some of my list with the upcoming sequels in mind.

    • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
    • Doom(2016)
    • Dead Light
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    • Assassin's Creed(II, Brotherhood, Revelations, III)
    • Inside
    • Metro 2033 Redux
    • Katana Zero
    • Tomb Raider(2013)
    • CoD: MW3
    • Dying Light
    • Spec Ops: The Line

    Welp! I am not successful, like at all. :DDD The thing is, I have dilemmas about this; on one side I want to clean them one by one and look forward but on the other hand there are new games I want to play instead of the old ones nearly all the time. Like, I want to finish Metro 2033 Redux before new year's eve but I just don't click it and keep postponing it. I am a little bit obsessive and I know that it's not worth it if you end up with frusturation like me. I just don't know man...

  • I did not finish my list, only beating 22 out of the 24 I had in my list by the end (after making on the fly changes). I made a ranking and small write up for all of the games.

    1. Persona 5 Royal 10/10

    Kinda boring perspective from my side, but P5 remains as great in my eyes as it’s always been and it is easy to say it remains as one of, if not my favorite game, the same formula I’ve been consumed by since playing P3, with a beautifully crafted and refined experience with impeccable presentation, playing through the game again with the new content was as enjoyable as ever.

    1. 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim 10/10

    I was not expecting to like this game as much, I was actually concerned with the direction Vanillaware took with it, the brilliance in every aspect of this game, including it’s plot, storytelling and an fantastic combat system (that is offputting at first) make this something that I’m willing to call an all time classic right away, and the fact that this is an accomplishment by a small team that struggled with the development of the game makes it even more commendable, and having grown disinterest with most high profile games recently, 13S serves as a beautiful reminder of the incredible games that came come from much more humble origins. Very close to being a perfect game in my eyes.

    1. Cyberpunk 2077 9.5/10 (Haven’t finished yet)

    Playing on PC, my system runs it on high at a solid 30 fps which is good enough for me, just wanted to be clear on my experience with it, which in terms of bugs has been close to perfect for an open world RPG, with nothing even close to approaching game breaking.

    I’ve loved all the time I’ve put into the game so far, it is easily one my favorite RPG experiences ever, don’t know if I prefer it over Witcher 3 yet, which is my favorite WRPG, but it may well do so depending on how it keeps going, I understand the complaints people have with the game, but they don’t matter when I just dive into the game and it pulls me in for hours of pure enjoyment, this game brilliantly delivered for me an experience like TW3 in a beautifully conceived world, and even if it aint perfect it is fantastic nonetheless.

    1. Katana Zero 10/10

    I don’t know what drew me into this game, I knew little about it before playing it, but boy am I glad I did, I expected a great 2D action game, which it is and then some, but I didn’t expect it to also knock it out of the park with it’s presentation and for it to actually have an pretty interesting story and that I would be wholly engaged in it. And then the gameplay, I expected good, but my god is it tight and exciting, an absolute delight and a game that is brilliant in every way, simply one of my favorite 2D games ever.

    1. Bloodborne 9.5/10

    I don’t think much has to be said about Bloodborne, it really is a brilliant game, and once I was able to get a good handle on it, it is such an entertaining and well made game that it is hard to let go, the one aspect that I didn’t like but I know many love is how a lot of the story telling is and lore is hidden within item descriptions, it’s just something I don’t really like and would prefer a more conventional way of exposition.

    1. Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception 9/10

    Talk about a slow payoff, but my god what kind of payoff it was, easily one of the best endings to a video game ever, and a story filled with so many endearing characters that it makes up for how incredibly light in gameplay it is, definitively not for everyone but a story that is very much worth the time it asks for, excited to play the prequel and sequel now.

    1. AI The Somnium Files 9/10

    In some ways a step back from the highs of the Zero Escape games, but I really liked how they’ve been improving on the gameplay aspects of these types of games, and I really liked the story presented and some of the characters, overall I was very happy with what this delivered, though it certainly didn’t reach the heights of a VLR or 999 in terms of how impactful or interested the story ended up being.

    1. Bloodstained Ritual of the Night 8.5/10

    What’s there to say, SoTN is fantastic and this is another version of it, maybe not as good, but that only means it is still an incredibly fun and well put together metroidvania, with the main con it has for me being that it is just not incredibly memorable, but this is perfect as a substitute of Castlevania.

    1. No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again 8.5/10

    I had kinda low expectations for this, and that probably helped a lot, but this was very enjoyable gameplay wise, if a little repetitive, and the typical humor, fourth wall breaking and references to Suda’s previous games make for a pretty interesting plot as well, so all things considered, far from perfect but a great addition to NMH.

    1. A Hat in Time 8/10

    A pretty good 3D platformer that for the most part does everything well enough and has few things I actually disliked, far from my favorite platformers, but one of the best ones I’ve played in the last years, certainly prefer it over Odyssey, and it varies things well often and well enough to make it enjoyable all the way through, just not incredibly remarkable I would say.

    1. Killer 7 8.5/10

    Not the first time I tried playing through this, but it is the first time I managed to keep at it, and I’m very glad I did because it is a fascinating and incredibly entertaining game once it clicks, I’m positive a lot of the nuance of the story went right over my head, but even considering what I did get was very cool and the gameplay loop, with some exceptions, ended up being entertaining all the way through.

    1. Katamari Damacy Reroll 8.5/10

    First time I played a Katamari game, and it was an absolute delight, with some excellent music to boot, certainly worthy of note simply based on how out there the game is and how easy it is to get into, can’t say I had any real complaints with it either.

    1. Control 8/10

    These is a perfectly serviceable game, with a really cool setting that it uses to great effect, but the gameplay, for the most part just wasn’t exciting for most of the playtime, and it had some absolutely horrid sections that were boring and frustrating to get through, on the other side it is very much worth mentioning that the hotel section near the end was brilliant on its own.

    1. The Banner Saga 3 8.5/10

    I was very pleased with how this game wrapped up the series, it features the traditional punishing gameplay and I think it handled the dire state of its story very well (much better than Mass Effect 3), it is a relatively simple game that I think sticks very well to its strengths and it is better for it, happy to see the conclusion to the series and I’m keeping an eye out for what the studio does next.

    1. Astro’s Playroom 8/10

    Incredibly charming and quite fun to play, nothing I can really hold against it, outside of maybe being a fairly simple game mechanically, but that is pretty small as far as complaints go and something that doesn’t hurt the experience one bit.

    1. GhostRunner 8/10

    Well it is no Katana Zero, but it is still a really good game and a great take on the formula, it did have some level design that I feel was more frustrating than challenging and the story seem to be a really just a throwaway, but the core part of the game was great and I think it delivered very well on what it tried to do.

    1. Donut County 8.5/10

    Loved the silliness of the game and the writing was so fun that I couldn’t help but chuckle frequently, and it also had some pretty fun and creative levels for how simple the mechanics were, enough to make it stand out enough despite its simplicity and shortness.

    1. Dusk Diver 7.5/10

    Kinda mediocre game in many ways, but it is the thing were you can just feel the budget, the gameplay itself was entertaining enough and the setting was a lot of fun even though it never really did anything remarkable with it or the story, but it didn’t get in the way of me just going around town and doing some mindless stuff for mindless fun, could be better in many ways, but it is fine for what it is.

    1. SMT Devil Survivor 7/10 (Did not and will not finish)

    I’m literally at the final boss of the game and I’m done with it, the game has a lot of good elements, and it had a good number of fights but a lot of its design and specially the last part of the game that is close to a gauntlet of boss fights was absolutely miserable and not fun in the least, and while I think the combat is overall enjoyable I hate how it is balanced, allowing for absolute blowouts and fight outcomes that feel more like the result of luck than anything else, I did enjoy the story a good amount but the gameplay experience towards the end really brought it down, and this to me is a perfect example of why SMT games have never been more successful, because not everyone is up for the level (unfair) punishment this puts you through.

    1. SpongeBob Battle For Bikini Bottom 7/10

    Perfectly serviceable, though surprisingly cheap and janky in various aspects that may have been more common place on PS2 era games, but just feel very out of place in modern games, nonetheless a very fun game on its own, a pretty simple concept and execution but something that for no good reason mainstream gaming had left behind, simple games like this should always have a place and I’m happy this came out and I had a chance to play it.

    1. Trails of Cold Steel 4 7/10 (Haven’t finished yet, 65 hours in)

    BLOAT, I love this franchise, I want to love this game and in many ways I do, but my god did they fall for the same trappings that made CS2 the worst game so far in the franchise, and apparently fell even worse into those traps, I’m probably a bit beyond the half way point (also unnecessarily long) and while I still enjoy it for the most part and I’m hoping there’s a good payoff by the end, the design of this game is certainly not great, and so far it is in a race to the bottom for the worst Trails game against CS2.

    1. Sakura Wars 7.5/10

    Depending of how you judge this game, it may be seen as much worse purely as a JRPG this game is terrible I would say, but if judging it by what I think it tries to be, it is ok, the characters are incredibly endearing, and the insane level of melodrama can make it enjoyable to go through, but it is overall not a very remarkable game.

    1. Forgotton Anne 7.5/10

    This one had some good amount of jank mechanically that made it a bit of a hassle at times, but the art style and scenario did a pretty good job carring it and making it a pretty decent game all things considered.

    1. The World Ends with You 6.5/10

    Sorry to say that aside from the banging music, I didn’t love this one, I never grew to like the combat much and while the scenario and characters had some pretty cool elements the way things developed just wasn’t all that interesting, and maybe this was my fault in part but I felt a lot of the mechanics the game had didn’t really matter and felt kinda tacked on.

    1. Metro Exodus 6.5/10

    This game didn’t benefit from it’s open world design, the linear sections it had were the highlight and it shows to me the series was better of sticking to what the formula of the previous games, also a really poor job at making care about the characters, that was never Metro’s strength and trying to sell the relationship with Anya here, or really care at all about the other characters was fruitless and I actually thing it hurted the game.

    1. Florence 7/10 (not on the list)

    It’s fine and it’s pretty and it’s different, but that’s it I had heard some major praise for it that I feel is completely unwarranted, I played this in a single insomnia heavy night and never looked back, nothing wrong with it, but not much to write about either, it certainly doesn’t hit the level of emotional highs of other small scope games.

  • @bard91 great job, that's a lot of cool-sounding games! I want to try Sakura Wars, but I haven't found a decently priced copy around, and my region's PS store keeps trolling me by occasionally putting the Chinese version on sale, but not the English one.

  • @bam541 I'll be honest, having played it, I would not pay more than $20 for Sakura Wars it has its charm but I can't call it anything besides a guilty pleasure.