Together We Ride - 2017 Game Completion Thread

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Resident Evil VII (PS4)
Game was alright, but boy, was it overhyped. It's nice that we got that sense of exploration from the early games again, but the combat is completely uninteresting and the story is the typical Resident Evil trash, minus the fun, campy parts.

I have a hard time understanding why this game was praised so highly when Alien Isolation had done everything better just a year and half earlier. I don't think it's a bad game by any means (certainly better overall than RE6 and REvelaitons), but I would never recommend it over Evil Within, Alien Isolation, or even SOMA.
 
I'd say keep Sega 32X and CD separate.
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Resident Evil VII (PS4)
Game was alright, but boy, was it overhyped. It's nice that we got that sense of exploration from the early games again, but the combat is completely uninteresting and the story is the typical Resident Evil trash, minus the fun, campy parts.

I have a hard time understanding why this game was praised so highly when Alien Isolation had done everything better just a year and half earlier. I don't think it's a bad game by any means (certainly better overall than RE6 and REvelaitons), but I would never recommend it over Evil Within, Alien Isolation, or even SOMA.
Once the mystery was explained I rolled my eyes and went "oh yeah, Resident Evil, right". Not bad, I enjoyed it, but man did it need more enemy types and puzzles.
 

SkywardCrowbar

Twintelle's loyal Husbando
Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)

A game that has been sitting on my shelf since I got it on launch day. I am left asking myself, "why on Earth hadn't I played this before?"

Visuals, combat, music, and fan service are all top notch. The atmosphere is basically a fan game but on a AAA budget. The scope of the action is pretty incredible (note, this is my first Warriors game) and the strategic elements were a very pleasant surprise.

8.25/10.
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom


Finished Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PC) tonight.

This isn't a bad game.

But it's not a very good game, either.

It's that just above average type of game you'd expect from a AA license game. But since I got it pretty cheap, since it was on sale, I feel like I came out of this experience 100% satisfied. (I played as the Elf girl the whole time because A) yay playable female character and 2) yay Elves)

praisegrima
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom
Oof, I can't believe I never thought to put in an easily recognizable symbol next to everyone's names on the list before now.

It make editing that monster a lot easier, lol.
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom

I've "completed" Super Mario Odyssey (NS) tonight. I love this game, just... so much.

I'm gonna go back tomorrow and play it some more, collect a lot more moons, although I already know I won't go for 100%.

grimaberpraised
 
While everyone was busy throwing their hats into every living thing and object in existence, I finished killin' me some Nazis once again in Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS3) last night. Now I REALLY want to play The New Colossus. @CitizenOfVerona That game treating you well thus far?
So far I'm border lining strongly disliking the game. First half (?) of the game you only have max 50 health, and it melts away in less than a second. When I recently played The New Order I played on "I am Death Incarnate" (second hardest mode). TNC adds one more so I played on "Do or Die" (third hardest - for "experienced gamers"). Fuck me it's way too hard. One of the first stealth sections has two dual wielding laser mechs. Fuck pacing eh? I probably died more in the first few missions than all of TNO.

So I bit the bullet after the second level and knocked it down a notch to "Bring 'Em On" (for "casual" gamers as the game says) and you still die way too fast. Without spoiling, after awhile you get your health knocked up to 100, and it does make it a tad better, but death is still really fast. In the early parts of the game, if a dog knocks you down around other soldiers, that's it, by the time you kill it and stand up you're dead.

The levels themselves don't seem as interesting or well designed either but that's something I guess is debatable. So far, no moon base, no suspension bridge, no prison, etc. Since the game all takes place in America, it all feels similar.

I don't know man, maybe I'm alone in this cause this game is getting massive praise from most everywhere I'm going. I'm tempted as hell to rush through this game today and trade it in for max credit and get something else. Maybe pick this up again when it gets super cheap. I don't like being like this, but jeez, what a let down. I'm hoping the second half is much better. Another little thing is the in game documents. There were a few newspaper clippings in TNO, but this game has a total of 150, some of them are journal entries and newspaper clippings, postcards, etc. Way too much so I'm mostly ignoring them. Don't understand why developers go overboard but eh.

So yeah, best I can hope for now is it pulls a Skyward Sword where the first playthrough is a disappointment but after a year I replay it and appreciate it a bit more.


tl;dr Play The Old Blood or Doom instead.
 
Wolfenstein The New Colossus (PS4)

Got sick of it so just rushed through the later half of the game so I could be done with it. Even bumped it down to Don't Hurt Me and still the health just drained away like nothing.

More than that, the stealth sections are worse because the areas involved are much bigger and damn hard to get to the generals without getting spotted, so fuck them. I'm gonna trade it in for something else. Perhaps get it again when it's 20 bucks and give it a second try but I'm in no rush.
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom
Wolfenstein The New Colossus (PS4)

Got sick of it so just rushed through the later half of the game so I could be done with it. Even bumped it down to Don't Hurt Me and still the health just drained away like nothing.

More than that, the stealth sections are worse because the areas involved are much bigger and damn hard to get to the generals without getting spotted, so fuck them. I'm gonna trade it in for something else. Perhaps get it again when it's 20 bucks and give it a second try but I'm in no rush.
oof, that right there is the one thing that could turn me off this game until it gets super cheap.

praisegrima
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom
I finished The Order: 1886 (PS4) tonight. Not too bad a game, to be honest. I love the setting and the story was pretty good, all things considered.

5 bucks well spent, I'd say.

praisegrima
 

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I finished The Order: 1886 (PS4) tonight. Not too bad a game, to be honest. I love the setting and the story was pretty good, all things considered.

5 bucks well spent, I'd say.

praisegrima
That reminds me. I still need to finish that, and given my current climate of video games, it's not like it'll take much of my time. I've only gotten maybe two hours max into it, and I was enjoying it. Maybe I'll get back to that today after work.
 
Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness (PC)

I know I said it would be a game I do a level or two per week or so, just to drag it out, but I fucked about with the controls and found keyboard and mouse to be the best. 360 controller is border line unplayable in this game. Despite the controls, some levels are actually enjoyable.

I could probably write an essay about my thoughts on this game, but I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who cares about a 14 year old Tomb Raider game. That said, I'm finally done all the main line TR games. I still haven't delved into the Lara Croft games, or the handhelds, but the 11 main console games are all done.
 
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Tomb Raider AoD only came out for PS2 and Steam. Also, I tried writing something last summer, didn't get it done. Haven't written in so long perhaps I lost it. Maybe it was the topic, I don't know.
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom

Replayed the Main campaign (aka did a fresh save and did the Story Mode) in Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC), finished my collectible hunting in my original save, and played through the Bright Lord DLC, getting all the Steam achievements in both of those modes.

Since all the season pass stuff has come out by now, I played with some different skins (although the Lithariel one was my fave because duh). Playing on this upgraded PC is nice, although I think there is something quirky related to the Mordor engine or how they implement it that makes 60FPS do some weird things on my machine.

praisegrima
 
Similar to Tearaway, I started this game awhile ago but had to take a breather between the two campaigns. I finished Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (PS4) earlier today.

I just don't even know anymore.
 

SkywardCrowbar

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Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)

The vastness of the adventure is only matched by how fresh it feels. Simply a joy to play throughout, with a perfect balance of difficulty.

10/10.

Final DOOM: The Plutonia Experiment (PC)

Tough as nails and extremely clever in map design. Basically the pinnacle of the "technical" DOOM map making format.

7.5/10.
 

Shoulder

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PS4)

Not a bad game. Definitely not as good as The New Order, but still a good game. Gave me classic Wolfenstein vibes with tackling the castle, as well as having many bits of stealth thrown in, which were pretty good I thought.
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom

Completed Pokemon: Ultra Moon (3DS) tonight (Main Story + Rainbow Rocket Post Game Story).

For those that have experience the rebranded versions before, it's the same kind of thing here. Various things are fleshed out and the story is remixed slightly, while some things from the original versions are left out entirely. (more gains than losses, though) As soon as possible, though, I'm gonna put the game in my New2DS, as the game engine can run into some performance issues on the original version of our beloved 3D handheld.

grimabepraised
 

SkywardCrowbar

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Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (Nintendo Switch)

A charming, fascinating remixing of the original Shovel Knight campaign. Mona and Plague Knight are fantastic and highly entertaining characters. I found the gameplay to be slightly awkward however due to Plague Knight's weapon set.

8/10.

Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment (Nintendo Switch)

To me, this is right up there with the original Shovel of Hope campaign in terms of sheer awesomeness. The gameplay is tight and responsive, while being more complex than in Shovel of Hope. It's also harder, but this is clearly an advanced campaign. This game also boasts the most beautiful 8 bit sprite work I have ever seen, and this helps to bring a remarkably evocative story to vibrant life.

9/10.
 

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Super Mario Odyssey (NS)

Got all 999 moons, down to the last secrets. I'm taking the cart out of my Switch so that it's ready for Xenoblade 2.
 

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Yeah, easiest 3D Mario, probably. Even the supa-dupa ultra tough final challenge was a cakewalk compared to Galaxy's.
Agreed on this. I actually saw my brother do about 80% of it earlier, so by the time I got to it myself, I already knew all the patterns and did it on my first try. I never got to the challenges in the Galaxy games, but the last levels in 3D Land and 3D World were much harder.
 
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