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|Also: I know hardcore fans will say 'its all in the books' but that, frankly, wasnt good enough in Doom 3 and its not good enough now.|
He totally called it
Ico HD - 10/10|
Another great 'freebie' from PS+. Played this on PS2 but never completed it for some reason. Playing in HD means it looks as good as I remember it. It really is perfect, and a game of massive significance. The purity of vision is admirable. The simplicity of the art style, the architecture, the subtlety, its all breathtaking.
I loved the way you navigate the castle, seeing things in the distance and then visiting them, cleverly revisiting areas but never backtracking. The bond you form with Yorda is a master-class in unforced storytelling.
It also has the best ending of any game I've played.
Rayman Legends (PS3)|
It's not rinsed, but i've had the smashable credits roll.
Probably the best looking 2D game ever made, chock full of content, sounds amazing too, but there's something about it that leaves a bit cold (like Origins before it).
It's as if the game wants pixel-perfect precision, but the controls can only accommodate about that to 90%
Have done some of the Invasion missions, some of the Origins and I've started to go back and get higher scores. Of course, cheaters spoil the daily challenges with scores that are in no way actually possible.
Overall, a 7/10, nothing comes close to Nintendo platformers, and this will be sacked off probably next week towards GTA V. Oh well
Having completed Vesperia, I'm now bombing through it again having doubled my gold, multiplied my exp by 10, setting all skill points to 1, and keeping all weapons and armor and items from the previous game. In short, I have become God. |
It should be boring, but I'm finding that because the fights are essentially trivial, I'm quite enjoying experimenting with different characters, digging into the sidequests more and unlocking every skill and arte I can get my hands on. It's... FUN! ^_^
I wanna unlock my 2nd overlimit as soon as possible, and see everybody's mystic artes. It's also pretty easy to get the secret missions as well, as my character is an invincible DPS tank beast, and I can set every one else to 1 damage so that they don't decimate the enemy too quickly.
I think that the most overwhelmingly useful grade option was the skills for 1 point. That gives your character virtually every useful buff you could imagine. Even with regular experience, you'd be a beast.
Gears of War 3 (co-op / hardcore)|
+ still one of the best 'switch brain to neutral and go!' games out there
+ it's really funny when it switches to 'serious cut scene.' I think it was played tongue in cheek, but they leave just enough doubt that you think the writers were serious which amused me.
+ new enemy types / set pieces generally fun
+ it gets the pacing almost spot-on.
+ slightly more variety in environments than usual
- slightly too easy. I'm generally a bit crap at games, but didn't struggle at all
- mix & match characters didn't really work for me - much preferred it when it was the same 4 throughout
- I have a preference for Gears 2 style horde, didn't feel the new additions improved the formula
- everyone else on competitive multiplayer is far too good.
- single player just a slight notch below Gears 1/2 generally
All in all, very enjoyable, albeit I'd still say Gears 2 is the series highpoint. Suspect I'll continue with the MP for a while yet, and give arcade mode a blast at some point. Might even brave insane difficulty as well!
a classic EG 8/10 really. No originality or invention, but does what it does very well indeed.
Reminded me a bit of Ico, and in the absence of Last Guardian, it even has a little cat-bird! People rave about the ending, but really I enjoyed it from start to finish - every piece is well made and there's none of the usual video game filler. It reminded me how great games can be.
ardamillo wrote:I really need to get this on PC, looks lovely.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS3)|
Quality game - just the right hints of Ico, Journey and Papo & Yo, but still delivering its own unique, emotional experience.
The gameplay is rarely challenging (I can only think of 2 or 3 difficult sections), but the control method (controlling both characters on a single pad) works brilliantly and gives a massive sense of engagement.
I can't say I'm a fan of the ending (in the context of the rest of the game, it all feels a bit cheap and predictable), but it doesn't really detract from the rest of an otherwise great game.
Looks stunning too.
Corpse Party, PSP|
So. Great atmosphere (especially with headphones, holy shit goosebumps, certain noises and speech pieces only come through one earpiece), the sound is the best I've ever come across in a game scare-wise, and the story keeps you guessing until the end. ( There are many extra/wrong endings, but the true ending is deeply depressing stuff folks, a sucker punch to the heart strings if there ever was one. )
8/10, point deducted for sad ending and some cheap, frustrating deaths, roll on Book of Shadows.
The walking dead 400 days.|
Bought for 2.49 Euros, finished it in one hour.
Not sure it was worth even that much
Gears of War 1 (PC)|
+ Enjoyable shooter, decent pacing and progression.
- V-sync issues until I set manually in gfx control panel,
- some random crashes that persisted.
I enjoyed it until the final boss where I had to look up the strategy (I had the wrong weapon, i.e. shotgun), this highlighted how poorly the character handles, especially since I just finished batman last week. Why can't you dive in 8 directions instead of 4?
Can you only dive in four directions in the sequels?
Anyway, 7/10 I'd say.
Edited by JiveHound at 20:40:20 07-09-2013
Xbox Live: Jive Hound
Pikmin 3 |
Completed with all fruit.
My first Pikmin game. It's visuals give away its Wii origins in some of its rough textures but taken as a whole it looks lovely and runs as smooth as butter.
I played with the wiimote and I enjoyed the pointer controls a lot. I never bothered with any other control method as it felt natural.
Great idea for a game, very well implemented. This is supremely crafted with not an inch of surplus padding. Maybe a touch too easy and the three captain puzzles weren't really taken to any great depth. I imagine that wasn't really the intention and they were there for the uber multi taskers to undertake speed runs.
The additional modes are perfectly pitched with co-op being a particular joy. Would like to see more missions as DLC.
Only real flaws technically were the pikmin's sometimes spotty pathfinding.
I can see myself playing through it again in the near future. It'll be a go-to game for me and the missus for a while.
Edited by JiveHound at 20:39:01 07-09-2013
Edited by JiveHound at 20:41:43 07-09-2013
Xbox Live: Jive Hound
The Witcher 2|
Finally got round to completing this on my 2nd attempt. Found it to be a good game, pondering whether to go back and do some of the other choices or to give it a rest a bit and come back to it later.
Combat was a bit iffy at first but fell into place after a while.
|In my experience it is best to have another go before the combat skills dim, every time I restart the game I find I have to relearn the combat. It's definitely worth pursuing the other major path decision as there's a massive section of the game to play either side of that decision.|
Saints Row IV|
Let down, personally. I miss gangs. Its what I enjoyed about SR. I found myself frustrated with certain things like the game freezing and crashing, lag, character pausing in the middle of gun fights and the bloody ragdoll being OTT.
It had its moments, the MGS mission especially and a worthy mention of the Riddick joke at the end. But not enough to win me over to say this was a great game.
TheMayorOfJugs wrote:I loved this game. The sound effects are pretty gruesome!
As much as I love these games, you can't recommend them to everyone. There's a lot of backtracking and trial and error approach to it.
Just bought Book of Shadows on Wednesday and played through the first chapter. Already i feel like ive been punched in the stomach. Keep your save file.
Undead Nightmare |
Started: October 2010
Mafia 2 (ps3)|
Bought this on release seemed really sluggish to play and my god the screen tearing was shocking!,gave up after 2 missions and traded it in a day later!
I now have PS+ and thought what the hell I'll give it another go.First impressions were the same really bad screen tearing from the off but persisted with it and played it to completion,not perfect by a country mile but loved the dialogue and the fact it wasn't sanitised and pc had a few laugh out loud moments.
+ shoot outs
- bad abrupt ending
Edited by dpezzer at 17:08:33 08-09-2013
dpezzer wrote:I liked the ending. It was surprising and it was sudden to enhance the shock and brutality
I think it was an underrated game tbh.
metro last light|
enjoyed it...some very atmospheric parts in there
Saints Row IV - 8/10|
I enjoyed the ride but like 3 it suffers from enemy spam in the later missions instead of being challenging in other ways. Although it's the only series that ever gives mission goals as "Be a badass" so it balances out.
The combat is getting a little clunky now but the amount of genuine belly laughs I had bumps it up to an 8 for me.
For those keeping score at home I finished on 48% after 17-18 hours.
Polished off VVVVVV, Papers, Please, and To the Moon as part of my Steam backlog clean up operation. 10/10s all round. Three totally different, deeply moving and enjoyable experiences. |
I also polished off Gone Home which was interesting, but not as unique, fun, moving, or challenging as the others. 7/10.
I think this is about the tenth time i've completed this game. I tend to leave it a year or so, just to try and forget some of it, so I can get lost all over again.
It's such an amazing game. Nothing comes even remotely close. However, it's on to Metroid Fusion, which i've yet to play. Of it's even half a good, I'll be very happy!
Edited by Raiko101 at 21:50:59 08-09-2013
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Raiko101 wrote:It's good but doesn't reach Super Metroid heights. I don't like the way it's structured (similar to why I didn't like Prime 3 as much).
|Metroid: Zero Mission is where it's at. Much better than Fusion.|
|@TheMayorOfJugs But as you may have guessed, the depressing end isn't quite the end (or there wouldn't be more games)... Not going to say if it gets more or less depressing though! Feels gorier but that might have been the gap between playing the two games.|
PSN ID: finn1
Tomb Raider 2013|
Thoroughly enjoyed this adventure romp, Lara takes a right good beating and it's up there with the Uncharted games, funny how it has come full circle, the only gripe I have with it is why does the end boss have to finish on a crummy lazy QTE sequence.
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