Last game you finished



  • 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.



  • @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.



  • Drakengard

    Well, I liked it. Yes, its gameplay is sub-standard, and getting ending E involves a lot of bullshit, but the game's strengths make the entire trip worth it. The soundtrack is wild, the UI is attractive, and the storytelling is audacious. It's a game that seems aware that it's making the player hate themselves a little bit, and I think that's pretty funny. Definitely going to check out the rest of Yoko Taro's games, because I hear that the storytelling acrobatics are even more prevalent.

    I also played another PS2 RPG with mediocre gameplay but other strengths, but I didn't finish it. Okage has great dialogue, but the turn-based combat was so banal, and I felt the story wasn't going anywhere interesting, so I dropped it in the last chapter.



  • @ringedwithtile Then I highly suggest you to check out NIER Gestalt, NieR Automata and Drakengard 3. Original NER's story takes place after Ending E in original Drakengard.



  • just finished the gta v, after a lot of time since kids kept me busy. But streaming is fun and my friends suggested me these streaming gadgets which helped me end the game! now starting sekiro!



  • I actually just finished Oddworld: Strangers Wrath. Weird throwback moment I had (with a mountain of current gen games still to play) and jsut kept playing. Such a em of a game with just a really appealing setting.



  • Finished up RiME last night. Quoting my post from the 12-in-12 thread.

    @binarymelon said in Tackle the backlog - 12 in 12 2019:

    Finished up RiME tonight. I'll copy the post I just made over on ERA (spoilers below).

    Holy fuck. I spent most of this game thinking it was a child dealing with the loss of a parent, which I thought was ok, but the reveal that you're basically the child guiding the father through his grief; I don't think a game has ever had that much an impact on me. I've literally been playing this in the evenings with my son's baby monitor next to me watching him sleep.