Last game you finished

  • Gorogoa

    From the Monument Valley school of aesthetic poke around, this is a bland and completely frivolous game. A puzzle game where the pieces are slowly sifted out by tapping around and the actual solutions feel weakly clever at their best and blatantly obvious at their worst. Also, can we stop having these wannabe austere, mysticism meets desolation, just-an-arrangement-of-symbols games? They're almost always lame.

    At least it was short.

  • Ace Attourney
    Love the series and replaying it on PS4 just feels good. I do miss old DS or GBA sprites if you want to say it that way.

  • Guardian Heroes

    It's good, but I think Treasure is better than this. Did two playthroughs with different characters and builds trying out different story options, but I was a little disappointed how similar in structure they were. Story logic really points you in one direction, it was only for the sake of gameplay variety that I said 'alright, clearly evil wizard man, what you're saying sounds OK', and then I didn't get that much variety anyways. Mechanics are a bit of a mixed bag too. It's neat to see how much a jump-in block can change things, but I'm not sure how I feel about the layered battle fields. There's little reason to use other layers other to get out of the corner, and the back layer can get pixelated and blocked by the environment. It's an alright beat em up, but the levels are uninteresting and there's so much hitlag and stunlocking and/or being stunlocked, the whole thing just felt chunky to me.

  • Panzer Dragoon Zwei

    Great! Where the first game felt a bit scattered an unspecific, this one feels artful. Strong music, a simple and effective story, refined level design, boss design, and enemy placement. There are moments that are just terrific, like the first moment of flight, or taking down that final cruiser's wings near the end of the game. I played partway through a second time to check some of the other routes, and they're pretty different, which is really nice. Definitely one of my favourites on the Saturn.

    Resident Evil (Remake)

    I don't like that this has effectively usurped the original's spot in the canon, mostly because I think the original is more impressive for when it came out, but also because I like the original more. I don't think that the additions are all that meaningful. Lisa and the crimson heads didn't do anything for me, and the elaborated and added environments just made it feel padded. I like the economy, the briskness, the weird colour design, the innovation, the reliable headshots of the original. This one felt like the 6th game in a series, because it was.

  • Just finished Castlevania 1 (Anniversary Collection). I've only played the first few levels of this game on various Chinese bootleg consoles, so it's good to finally play it in a legal manner. This game is badass, I just love how it controls and feels. It gets annoyingly tough later on (like other games in its era), but it's still fun. 8/10 with save states, lol

  • Abzû was a beautiful game, a piece of art in a way. Water is a wonderful element especially when presented like this. So many fishes, all shapes and sizes. Lots of colours. And a magical soundtrack that made the whole experience work as well as it did. Oboe was perhaps the brightest star of the instruments, and also the choir sang literally like some angels from Heaven. Elements and memories from Journey and Flower were present throughout the two and a half hours. The game's only 4,95 € at Store at the moment.

    And look at my trophy card, how I can ever play anything else now? That's just too pretty.

  • Cuphead was awesome. The fact I never got angry at it despite dying over and over again is testament to its fair and clear design, all the bosses' patterns are recognizable given a few attempts, and every mistake you make will come solely from a lack of attention.

    Each boss's visual design is delightful too, full of personality. There's tons of creativity and a strong identity here, which shines bright even when reaching the final area of the game, which offers

    almost as many new (mini-)bosses as the entire game combined!

    Yes, it's hard, but not impossible at all with enough patience and observation. It was great to play on Switch too, as I could sneak in 10 minutes here and there over lunch breaks and train rides.

    Strongly recommended!

  • Huh@sentinel-beach said in Last game you finished:

    And look at my trophy card, how I can ever play anything else now? That's just too pretty.

    Looks like it could be a Finding Nemo game.

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  • Lego City Undercover

    I've heard this touted as the best Lego game ever made and while I enjoyed it, I had a much better time with Lego Marvel Super Heroes. There's a few cute moments in here but they really try to hammer home some characters and storylines that just fall flat on every level, while I really appreciate some of the sight gags older Lego games have used much more. It's still fun exploring the open world with another person but some of the tasks added into the world feel so menial - for instance, there's around 20 cups of coffee you need to drink to gain gold bricks. I also just really missed flying around as Iron Man.

  • Shenmue II

    Really enjoyed it. QTEs were sometimes hard to see since they are smaller than in the original in size comparison and reaction time for some really brutal because my TV has a bit of delay(those damn planks) or QTE being square+circle followed by triangle+cross combo. Wished it had a place to practice your moves like in Shenmue 1 though. Cinematography is top notch.

  • Finally got around to playing Shadow of the Colossus (2018) for the first time! I had played Last Guardian, but that was my only Team Ico exposure. I really liked it! The music was great and I loved the scale of the world. The journeys to each Colossus especially were really cool experiences. There were a couple moments that reminded me that the controls were the only main issue for people, particularly with the grip system, but nothing too detrimental. I also somehow avoided spoilers about how the game was exactly structured, so I didn't realize how short the game was. I'm definitely interested in going back to try out the Time Attack stuff and seeing the viability of the platinum trophy.

  • Slay the Spire

    First run, first time even playing this game... bam, beat all three bosses, got to see credits. While that makes the game sound easy, it certainly isn't and I just got extremely lucky and had exactly 1 HP left on that final boss. Due to its roguelike nature, there's multiple characters and unlocks to try out so I'm far from done with this one but I love the deck-building aspect and truly how different each run feels. You can modify your decks to really suit different playstyles and that bit of RNG goodness will keep you coming back for more.

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    I ended up enjoying this one a lot more than I thought I would. I generally like the Borderlands series but I always thought this game was more of a filler story but it does some interesting things. The oxygen/boost mechanic could have been really annoying but due to plentiful pockets of O2, it just added to your movement options. Although a completely minor detail, the one thing I absolutely loved is how your own character responds to characters and quests. All the other Borderlands games have people talking at you constantly but having your character talk back makes everything blend together so much better. I'll probably pick away at the DLC for this one as I also work on finishing BL2. Safe to say, I'm going to be very prepared for the third game's launch in September.

  • Trails in the Sky The Third 9/10

    By the end of last year I wouldn't have imagined that I would have played all of the games in the Sky trilogy, but I'm very glad I did, great games the three of them.

    While this is probably my least favorite of the three games, it has some simply incredible moments of build up that I don't think many other series could pull off. My favorite game of the series is probably still Cold Steel one, but Sky as arc is just fantastic and easily cements Trails as my second favorite series of games.

    Now a short break and onto the fan translation of the Crossbell games!

  • @bard91 I also played Cold Steel first and this is my ranking

    1.Trails in the sky FC
    2.Trails of Cold Steel 2
    3.Trails in the Sky SC
    4.Trails of Cold steel
    5.Trails in the Sky The 3RD

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    Yoshi's Crafted World, a month ago. Have barely played anything since.

  • @ezekiel said in Last game you finished:

    Yoshi's Crafted World, a month ago. Have barely played anything since.

    How was it? I still need to pick it up.

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    @sheria said in Last game you finished:

    @ezekiel said in Last game you finished:

    Yoshi's Crafted World, a month ago. Have barely played anything since.

    How was it? I still need to pick it up.

    Fine. I liked it, but it was easy.