Last game you finished

  • @Axel I enjoyed Firewatch. I believe puzzles would destroy it. But I agree, ending was REALLY underwhelming.

  • @Nillend @Axel I don't get the general dislike for the ending of Firewatch. I thought is paid off on the premise and core of the story.

  • @thenerdtheword I agree.. I don't know what people were expecting the ending to be. It felt like real life to me

    @Lotias Just finished Last Guardian :D

    The first half felt like a bit of a chore, but the last half really took off and I think the ending was fantastic.

  • @Nillend @thenerdtheword @Faaip It's not so much the ending, because indeed it's realistic and open-ended.

    Firewatch spoilers:

    It's the "reveal", I expected to discover some conspiracy, maybe a betrayal by Delilah, something bigger than just the previous guy having gone a bit cuckoo. Not gonna lie, I did feel something for the kid, but I guess I fell in the same paranoia trap as the characters did, and thought the payoff would be grander.

    I just feel like this whole thing could have made a much greater movie. I didn't feel rewarded as a gamer, but I liked it as a viewer.

    Some games are all about gameplay (Mario); some are all about storytelling (Life Is Strange); some manage to have both (The Witcher 3).

    So if you want to focus on story, then I expect that story to be interactive, offer choices and consequences, etc. I need to feel engaged, I need to be the one driving the story. In Firewatch I'm only moving Henry around, that's all I'm good for. So what's the point of using the videogame format?

    Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it, but I don't feel like it moves the genre forward at all, that's why I'm confused it got so much praise.

    7/10 ;)

  • @Axel Ohh yeah I totally forgot about that. Yeah I could agree that the resolution of that story line wasn't quite what I was expecting. I suppose they were going for more realism though. The buildup was great though.. parts of that mystery gave me chills.

    I also agree that there wasn't really much to do (my biggest complaint being that it was too short). I don't think that adding some gamey elements would detract from what they were doing.. and it would have solved both of our issues. Honestly I would have been ok with just a bit more exploration and interaction if they didn't want to break the world with puzzles and stuff

  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West 9/10. Holds up! Animations, story and graphics all deliver. That color scheme of green/blue/brown and art design has allowed it to age gracefully like a cell shaded game would. Incredible motion capture by the best in the biz Andy Serkis and well written by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Dredd and upcoming Halo movie?). Ending is polarizing but i appreciate it much more now than before. Best executions i've seen in a long time, you can snap a gun turrets neck and it's great. Pigsy's Perfect 10 is also decent dlc with good length and new environments to see. But gameplay is less fun and story starts incredibly weak but luckily it comes around to good in the end.

    Lumini 7/10 Small pc title about little wisp-like creatures going through very crystal heavy environments in 2d with light exploration and encounters. Comparable to Journey in feel and pace but not as involving. It's more of a relaxing title not demanding too much which makes it great for small sessions. Soundtrack was the highlight.

  • @pinecone I never finished enslaved because I had so much trouble with the controls. I thought they felt pretty loose and I had trouble with the camera. That was a while ago, though, and you've definitely made me want to go back and revisit it.

  • @pinecone @naltmank I had similar problems with controls. Also I just didn't get hooked, not sure why. Couldn't bring myself to feel anything for characters.

  • @Paper-Lion I'm so gutted, after your post I've been keeping an eye out for deals and the PSN accidentally had FFXV for sale for £9.99 yesterday morning!!! But I missed it and now it's back up to £29.99! Never mind, I guess it wasn't meant to be.

  • Either Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition or Sunset Overdrive
    Both incredible games in their own right. Highly recommend these titles to any fan of the third-person action adventure genre. If you enjoy gritty realism, or vibrant stylisation, these are easy buys. They're both a few years old, so you can pick them up at a discount almost guaranteed.

  • @Pitcher-T said in Last game you finished:

    @Paper-Lion I'm so gutted, after your post I've been keeping an eye out for deals and the PSN accidentally had FFXV for sale for £9.99 yesterday morning!!! But I missed it and now it's back up to £29.99! Never mind, I guess it wasn't meant to be.

    Don't worry, it'll go on sale again. Although £30 doesn't sound so steep in the first place tbh.

    EDIT: Also forgot. I finished The Banner Saga yesterday. Part 1 out of 3 done. I'M DOING THIS FOR YOU, BLOOD! Seriously though, fantastic game. I love how you can play it with one hand, just relaxing, hanging back, doing viking shit whilst an Austin Wintory score plays in the background. It's so cool, guys, give it a go.

  • Nier: Automata

    I got endings A, B, C, D, E and G. I loved the game, though I must say that I did prefer the original Nier slightly. I had originally meant to complete all the quests and such, but at 32 hours, I felt it was time for the game to come to its conclusion for me. That said, I didn't really get the quests sometimes as I didn't understand the logic behind how they cropped up and disappeared, especially after obtaining the chapter select.

    The ending was nice and quite impactful, though I feel that unlike the original game, the final choice, while clever, was not as meaningful, or crucial for that matter which is why chose against ..... well, spoilers I guess.

  • Bioshock Infinite.

    that ending left me thinking for a good while. connecting all the dots made my brain hurt, in a good way.

  • Finally finished Yakuza 0

    Awesome experience, now can't wait for Persona 5 just around the corner!

  • Just Finished Trails in the Sky SC

    Story: the Highlight of the game by far while a better more epic story and having a few emotional moments. It just couldn't live up to the perfect ending the first game had. The game also got a little formulaic this is my 4th game in the series and they all have the same narrative structure i hope next time the change it up.

    Gameplaydoest change much from the first just the ability to chain crafts which i didnt use much.

    Presentation Music is once again great especially the main theme "whereabouts of light" again uses same graphics as the first. great 2d animation i dont quite care for the 3d character models.


  • Finished Shantae: Half-Genie Hero last night.

    Somehow I enjoyed it less than the previous games in the series. The HD sprites are gorgeous, the game feels great to play, but after all is said and done, it's pretty forgettable.

    The level design and secrets are too straightforward to ever be challenging. The story/writing is too scatterbrained and never pulled me in. Pirate's Curse's story was simple but focused and raised the stakes. Here, there's not even a main antagonist until the very end, and you barely know why you're doing what you're doing.

    I appreciate that WayForward have built a world with recognizable characters and locations, but they are using them in the exact same way in every game. They never evolve or grow, so what should be a happy reunion with familiar characters ends up feeling repetitive.

    It was a fun little adventure, but in the end it adds nothing to the series as a whole, which is disappointing since it was the biggest budget they had for a Shantae game as far as I know. If they ever make a new Shantae, I hope they shake things up.


  • @Axel in the books and movies I enjoy, the plot is simple and straightforward, assuming what it wants to be and not adding unnecessary elements. I still disliked some things about Firewatch, because it did have unnecessary elements. I think the search for the conspiracy prevented the story to take another route, one in which it would come from the relationship between the characters and from the main character's inner conflict. However, as videogames go, I think it was more mature than the usual.

  • @Axel i hope they go more into the metriodvania side of things next time

  • well I just finished Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight and got both endings. what a great game

  • Just finished Episode Gladio nice little hack and slash while it dosnt add much to Gladio it sure gives you more backstory on Cor.

    also the remix of battle on big bridge is great.