Last game you finished



  • I received Yakuza 0 as a birthday present from my wife. We both walked in knowing absolutely nothing about the game or the series; I heard the allies speak fondly of it, but I figured it would be like Japanese GTA or Sleeping Dogs. As I sit here while the credits scroll by of an over 100 hour adventure, I’m filled with just about every emotion. Joy, relief, melancholy, excitement... it was an amazingly fun and emotional ride. After spending so much time with these characters and in this world, this game has risen to the top ranks of my favorite experiences ever.

    I haven’t mentioned specifics, since I’m glad I knew as little as possible going in. However, I would highly encourage anyone to pick this game up. Now, I don’t normally do this, but I have a platinum trophy to chase. Also, I have a sequel to purchase.



  • @billy oh man, I hope you like mahjong!



  • Just finished Yakuza Kiwami. Idk whether Yakuza 0 recycled a lot of Yakuza 1's story or whether Kiwami takes a lot from 0, but I'm glad I played the prequel first. Too much felt repetitive having played the prequel earlier this year. It did have its emotional moments and the story had highlights, but it felt a bit rambling and backwards following up Yakuza 0 with Kiwami.

    Regardless, it's a super solid 7-7.5/10 and I recommend anybody to go and play Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami to get into the series.



  • @tokyoslim Haha, that definitely took a whole night to even learn the basics. I actually finished the whole completion list; I just have the Climax battles and a Legend-difficulty run left.



  • @billy Wow, that's super impressive. You're on the downhill side of the mountain!
    Gambatte Kudesai!



  • @sabotagethetruth my goodness what in the heavens was that.

    It is good to hear from you that you found Ultra Despair Girls not that relevant, I'm confident V3 won't change that for you and it's not that I don't want more Danganronpa, but I have enough games as it is, and I'm content not playing it, so hearing you think it is fine is good.



  • Doki Doki Literature Club 7.5/10

    I had an idea of what to expect and even then it was able to do something interesting, still nothing groundbreaking or to remarkable for me



  • @bard91

    I loved that game so much. I knew people were surprised by it and it came out of nowhere and that's all I knew. That's why I was blown away by it personally. A solid one and done game but the ultimate one and done that left an impact. Hard to recommend to friends though, haha!



  • Left 4 Dead 2 - I cannot believe I wasn't told that all the campaigns from L4D are in L4D2. We played through 5-6 campaigns in this, laughed that we'd completed the game and then played the next campaign and noticed it was the original cast again... so we actually did complete it. I did notice one of the campaign names but thought it might be like a different version. Anyway, it's pretty easy to say that this is the better game overall. They just made some nice changes with the extra weapons, adding melee weapons and adding in things like weather effects. All just nice quality improvements. I think I personally preferred the first cast but that doesn't really matter.

    Our biggest issue with 2 was on the mission where you meet the cast from the first game, we had a game breaking glitch. We'd go into the town area to collect the gasoline for the generator and as soon as we got down, zombies would be called in and it was an endless flow. Once we'd dealt with one batch, another was already on the way and it'd constantly be dealing with 2 brutes at a time. It seemed like an insane jump in difficulty and after a lot of attempts we finally got all the cans and then we weren't able to turn on the generator... all that time wasted. So when we restarted that mission, it was insanely easy to do after how difficult it had been. So that was a sour note for sure and I think I've had my fill of these games. I absolutely wish I'd been around to play proper 4 player co op on it and check out the different difficulties but I still had a blast just playing 1-2 other players and going through it. Fun games. Has me in the mood to check out vermintide.

    A Way Out - Posted all my thoughts on the general topic. TL:DR is that it's very good and you'll have a very good time regardless of the issues you might have with it.



  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War

    I picked this up on the PSN Easter Sale for just £3 just to see what it was like. The puzzles were good fun, and if ever you get stuck for too long there is an optional hint just to give you a nudge in the right direction. The story is emotional, particularly for Emile and Karl. I would have liked more resolution to Freddy's section, and maybe it did the "They're dead... not really" thing too many times. It was refreshing to see a war game that wasn't "Shoot all the bad guys, isn't this fun!" but was a more reflective look at the horror and hardships that war brings to people's lives. If you're at all interested, I would suggest keeping an eye on it, if it's been that cheap once, it'll be that cheap again, and it's a really interesting game.



  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica X

    Didn't like it. My favorite things about the previous Resident Evils was how they looked, and how thoroughly they investigated a single space. Code Veronica's environments are in-engine, and they're all pretty ugly. The reason for this change being camera movement I'm guessing, but nothing interesting is being done with the camera movement. Just pans and simple follow shots. Despite this change, camera issues persist and it's aggravated by a common enemies that can stretch, making off-screen battling a common part of combat.

    Level design and puzzle solving feel really labored, like busywork instead of discovery. Instead of one focused environment, this one has 5 semi-realized environments that just send you back and forth between them. Because of this, there are a whole bunch of locked doors far apart from one another, and there was more than one instance where I got a key (or object that serves as a key) and really couldn't figure where it needed to go. Storytelling leans into camp pretty hard. It's awkward, but I guess that's a tradition of the series. The games before this one had a more charming obliviousness about them that I admired.

    It definitely doesn't reinvent the series, and the creative choices it makes take away more than they add.



  • Portal and Half-Life 2



  • @sheria said in Last game you finished:

    Portal and Half-Life 2

    I recently tried HL2 few weeks ago. despite being one of my fav game of all time. it just donot feel right this time. and feel quite dated. especially compare to Doom.



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  • @sheria said in Last game you finished:

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    my friend. i was just telling my experience. as i replayed it after years and i found out quite dated. especially shooting mechanics.

    or maybe DOOM spoiled other FPS to me?? because Doom play better today.

    still HL2 was never best FPS ever that many people claim. it was surpassed by STALKER in 2007 easily.



  • Yakuza Kiwami - I'll probably post in the general topic but the short version is that it's a good game which Yakuza Zero makes both better and worse. Better because you're already attached to a lot of characters but worse in that the game isn't quite as fun and the story and pacing is a bit all over the place. To be expected with a PS2 game really I suppose. Definitely worth playing if you're getting into the series though.

    And I jumped in on VR with the permanent price drop on PSVR. Finally I'll be able to play RE7 the way I wanted to. Anyway, with that, I've finished a few things.

    Rez Infinite - First time playing Rez and I'd a really good time with it. Once the level starts, you just get into that beat. It think it's the 4th area in particular that has a very cool end boss and I guess you can kinda cheat it with VR because you can look all around you. And then there is Area X which is the new level created for VR (not sure if you can play this without VR) and I thought it was amazing. It's the perfect upgrade to Rez. It has this beautiful particle effect look.. like a flow type of look. I'd love to see them make a new game based on it.

    Doom VFR - Just completed this earlier. I've played a decent bit of VR at some events and haven't ever had any issues so I think I'm pretty fortunate or just have used it enough. So the first thing i'll say is that I don't think Doom VFR would be the best first experience of VR for somebody. At first I thought you just teleported but you can actually dash around too so when the action starts, it can be absolutely chaotic. On the game itself, it's very cool. I think all the levels are from the main Doom game, just different scenarios and story. I ended up having a lot more fun than I expected with it. I don't have the move controllers so can't comment on that, but it felt good on the dualshock

    The Last Guardian VR - Just a short demo, maybe 15-20 minutes long. Interacting with Trico, so close to it is awesome. You look at specific points in the area and teleport to them. The game doesn't have much in terms of puzzle so it really is just giving some barrels and going to specific points but I did enjoy it, just seeing that world again.

    Danganronpa VR - An even shorter demo. Maybe 1 minutes and only part of a trial from the first game but it's one where I think VR actually works really well so I'd love a full Danganronpa game in VR.



  • Just played through Halo 2. I should have played the original to be honest, but because my original Xbox isn't set up at the moment, I got lazy and played the version on the Master Chief collection.



  • I finished the Story Mode of Splatoon on something that was not the Wii U. The scrolls you collect picture a slightly darker world than in Splatoon 2. Amazed on what was already in the game. Some elements from the levels seems nearly identical to 2, and some stuff like the bombers are not in the sequel, if I remember correctly. Difficulty in 1 might be a bit higher but also might be due to the lack of motion control on my part. Graphics of 2 feel a bit more vibrant but playing “1” in higher resolution certainly looks nice. The style of 1 might feel sometimes a bit inconsistent but I can’t really explain my opinion. Still a fun game and I can’t wait for the story expansion in summer.



  • finished Ratchet and Clank 2016 and it was just a really nice action platformer



  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix - PS4

    2 things i liked and 2 things i didn't liked about this game:

    Like

    • The Music - The songs are magnificent, my favorite are Simple and Clean and the battle music from Traverse Town (Hand to Hand) and Monstro (Monstrous Monstro)
    • Battle system - At first is a little slow, but after certain point it becomes fast and very dinamyc IMO, which is something i really like in a game.

    Didn't Like

    • The camera - Awful camera controls, invisible walls blocked you from turning the camera.
    • The jumping - I was very frustrated with the jumping system on several ocasions, didn't landed properly landing and had to restart several levels because of that.

    in general i really like the game and i finally finished it after i started it in the PS2 about 10 years ago or so.