Persona 1 SEBEC and Snow queen quest(psp)|
I liked the first halve of the sebec campaign but abandoned the game for 4 years due to bad persona fusions screwing me over. I started it again a couple of months ago with a guide and managed to finish it at last. Afterwards I started the snow queen quest and god I hated it. Timed dungeons with permanent game over in a turn based jrpg is really not my idea of fun. The extensive grinding required and casino poker for spell cards also drove me insane.would only recommend it to a hardcore fan (6.5) and SQ(4).
Persona 2 Innocent Sin (psp)
Really short rpg at around 25 hours. Combat encounters are really broken and laughably easy untill the sudden difficulty spike at the last boss. I really liked the story and characters but overall felt that it is bit overated by old megami tensei fans (7).
Persona 2 Eternal Punishment (ps1)
The quality of life improvements are something painfully missing from the ps1 version. The battle and menu UI is horrendous and really slows things down in the first 10 hours. It does become second nature but really wished it were better. I loved the style of adult characters in particularly Baofu. In terms of story its both a improvement in terms of plot and lenght but lacking in meaningfull interactions between characters. Combat this time around is vastly improved and sidequest give meaningfull items. The rumour system has been simplified and feels less intrusive then innocent sin. Dungeon design is also improved. Overall really enjoyed it and definitely feels its the best of the older persona games (8).
Edited by Rajin at 11:13:26 10-07-2019
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Rajin 820 posts
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Donkey kong country tropical freeze
7/10 a lot of great levels but the water levels and flying barrel ones were frustrating as hell. There were some great little touches in the enemy and level design, but I felt that Dixie/Diddy and Cranky kong we’re ill used.
Final fantasy 14: shadowbringers 10/10
I am an avid ff14 fan, I will put that in front. I feel like some of the writing that has come before is up there with some of the best in the series. Shadowbringers is a class above that, I honestly don’t think it is hyperbole to say it is one of my favourite stories in game. It not only managed to tell an engaging story, but it built upon the lore in incredible ways.
The trials (big boss instances with you and 7 others) are some of the series best and the dungeons were a hell of lot of fun too.
I finished the game at 1am this morning and couldn’t sleep for the adrenaline.
Shenmue 2, well I will have when the fucker actually finishes...............
jackwl89 6 posts
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Far Cry 5. It was one hell of a ride
Very much an Advance Wars clone but probably better than the last few. I really liked the healing system that drains buildings which think this was a new feature introduced in Wargroove.
The size of most maps seemed a little too big and lead to fights taking a bit longer than ideal but this is a minor criticism.
Would buy a sequel.
QBX 47 posts
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Blood II: The Boring
Utterly painful and manages to make Daikatana look good.
Level design and enemy placement are of the cheap variety with enemies spawning in behind you or fights taking place in straight corridors/small rooms with enemies doing AOE damage.
What makes it worse is that enemies can shred you if your not careful but health placements feel few and far between so you can't run and gun with the only option to save/load crawl forward trying to take as little damage as possible.
Heavy weapons feel utterly weak (how do you fuck up a rocket launcher?) that you simply resort to the trusty shotgun and sniper rifle combo for whatever you come against. Levels themselves feel generic. Music is bland. The game also likes to randomly crash to put itself out its misery.
There is the option to play as a few other characters but if you manage to complete it once then why would you.
New Super Mario Brothers U Deluxe (Switch) - 7/10
Should clarify that I only beat the "Mario" side of this - not even looked at the Luigi side. Did a perfectly nice job of passing the flights to and from the US (plus a bit of play here and there while I was out there) and finished it this afternoon while feeling near-dead (29 hours and counting since I last slept).
Mostly enjoyed it - I've always preferred the 2d Marios to the 3d ones. A few examples of poor level design here and there (not consistently, just the odd bad map), with poor checkpointing or a particularly "cheap" section. But overall a decent time-killer.
TechnoHippy 15,142 posts
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Dead Rising 4
It's the first game I've managed to actually finish for a while, not because it's a particularly good game, but mainly because it's an easy one to pick and play for short periods.
It's a lot less fiddly than the previous games, which makes it more accessible, but does lose some of the depth. There's still a decent skill and tech tree to unlock and running around killing zombies is much more satisfying than say State of Decay.
Think I played it for about 2 hours.
Darth_Flibble 3,459 posts
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Got one of the alternative endings (act 4) and up to the last boss on act 3 I really was enjoying it. The end boss on act 3 was just lazy game design, cheap, heavy hitting attacks.
Got the 3 things for the act 4 and then gives you another choice for the ending to change and its very chrono trigger (the art style and music is also very CT in metroidvania type game) Its a shame the devs full back on lazy game design to make the bosses hard, you just need to stock up on health, which gets expensive. Also fuck the loot drop rates for the better armour you can't buy (also the side quests are just grind X amount of kills/until a item drops
It would be 9/10 but its 8 once you get past the act 3 boss
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PC) - 9/10
This was really good. A classic Castlevania successor which nicely joins old-school design ethos to modern technology and quality-of-life improvements. Finished in 22 hours - not a fully completionist playthrough, but close. Have an absolute powerhouse character ready for NG+.
Minus one point for a slightly grindy endgame and rubbish 3d cutscenes. But overall, pretty awesome.
Thanks for posting your take on Timespinner. I had been intrigued by it after seeing a few positive YouTube videos. (I am always wary of YouTube reviews).
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