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Re: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
« Reply #585 on: July 11, 2017, 02:09:03 PM »
Though I have to admit, I did find it hilarious that you engage Wallace Shawn in a battle of wits at the end.

With poisoned goblets no less....  I kept wanting him to say "YOU solved that puzzle?  Inconceivable!".  ;D

Chapter 4 was certainly the worst as far as game play, at least for a little while in chapter 5 they got back to normal while looking for the keys.

The Epilogue was fun.


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« Reply #586 on: July 11, 2017, 03:22:22 PM »
I made the mistake of purchasing the first episode on its own just to try it out, then getting the season pass add-on. If you did that, the epilogue wasn't included. That was only for people who bought the complete collection up-front. Their reasoning for that was that about a month in, they started offering the first episode for free, so the epilogue was only for people who paid full price. Except I paid a little bit MORE than full price, and begged them to offer it as a paid add-on. Still hasn't happened. My only hope now is to buy the complete collection over again. When a Steam sale knocks it down to about $5, I'm taking the plunge.


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Re: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
« Reply #587 on: August 11, 2017, 04:40:17 PM »
I beat Hellblade last night.  It remains my favorite game of 2017, and my opinion of it has only increased since the mid game review I posted in the Game News thread that I've spoilered bellow.  All of those things still stand, but I wanted to say a bit more about the story.

One of the central aspects of the story is that the main character, Senua, suffers from psychosis.  That's a very tough subject, but Ninja Theory did a lot of research and listened to experts and some people who have similar symptoms as Senua.  They did a very careful and respectful job of incorporating the information they gathered on what it actually feels like to hear voices, or to suffer from delusions.

Senua's mental state isn't treated like a super power, but it's also not entirely negative.  Sometimes the way she sees the world is horrifying, but sometimes it's quite beautiful.  Sometimes the voices she hears are negative and scary, but sometimes they are helpful.  The game does a great job of putting you in the head space of someone who hears voices, suffers from delusions and often hallucinates.  So much so that you start to feel that these voices, delusions and hallucinations are normal, and that's just how Senua's world works.  Which is how someone who actually suffers from those things would feel.

I highly recommend this game.  It's an experience that's going to stay with me for quite some time.

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Re: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
« Reply #588 on: September 04, 2017, 01:03:49 PM »
Hollow Knight 100%

I'd been stuck at 99% for over a month. Last night I finally beat the Trial of Fools. It takes like 15 minutes to get through the whole thing. I wonder how many hours I spent just redoing that Trial over and over.

Easily my favorite game this year, as evidenced by my avatar.


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Re: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
« Reply #589 on: September 04, 2017, 01:40:59 PM »
Congrats!


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Re: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
« Reply #590 on: October 27, 2017, 08:15:29 PM »
Cleared Story mode in Fire Emblem Heroes! Was really fun, I love Warriors games. Nothing quite like the feeling you get beating down waves of fodder. And Fire Emblem is a great series to put the Warriors formula to, because there's so many characters with so many different abilities. Some people claimed that the 3DS version looks terrible, and yeah, compared to the Switch version, it does, but it's still a really fun game. The models aren't that much worse than the models in the main series games. Only problem I REALLY have is that Tiki's accent is literally the worst British accent I've ever heard. It's sad that she's so much fun to play.


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Re: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
« Reply #591 on: November 21, 2017, 07:09:39 PM »
Finished the main gamy in Pokemon Ultra Sun! I'd say that it's the "good ending" of the story in Sun and Moon, since it hits all the same points, but takes different turns to get there. Not to mention that Lusamine stops being absolutely batshit insane and actually starts being an ok person, which is kinda awesome.  I've thought she's the must effed up Pokemon villain since she came out, and it's nice to see her arc actually get resolution.


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Re: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
« Reply #592 on: December 02, 2017, 09:59:27 PM »
Finally beat Divinity Original Sin 2.  Quite a long game if your'e playing on hard.  Really enjoyed it though, even more than the first one.  The story isn't quite as good at the Witcher series, but there is a lot more choice. 


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« Reply #593 on: December 05, 2017, 08:36:26 PM »
Finally beat Divinity Original Sin 2.  Quite a long game if your'e playing on hard.  Really enjoyed it though, even more than the first one.  The story isn't quite as good at the Witcher series, but there is a lot more choice. 

WooHoo!  :clap:

Too bad I'm still at Fort Joy  :'(


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Re: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
« Reply #594 on: December 07, 2017, 07:27:41 AM »
Finally got around to playing Amikrog, took about 5 hours and 2 pages of notes to get through it.  Having to draw weird symbols was probably the most challenging aspect of the game.

A few tedious puzzles that serve no purpose other than to slow you down but not too many.

Was it just me or did it not sound like Mike's voice half the time? 


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Re: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
« Reply #595 on: December 07, 2017, 08:15:26 AM »
The recording for the voices was really low quality and had a lot of background noise. There's a great adventure in there, but you have to tolerate a lot to enjoy it.


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Re: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
« Reply #596 on: December 13, 2017, 10:43:32 PM »
I just played all the way through Super Metroid earlier today. I don't know what it is but for some reason I just never tire of that game. I guess that's a testimony to excellent design from the 16 bit era.