After having some problems figuring how to download it, I've finished Broken Sword 5: Part 2. I liked it. It was better than Broken Sword 3 and 4, but my biggest gripe with it was that there appears to be no way to die in the game. I'm not suggesting it should have been early Sierra hard, or be filled with infuriating (and decidedly non-point and click) QTE and stealth sections the way The Sleeping Dragon was, but Broken Sword has always been a series that, despite being one that has a sense of humor, also has its tense moments. There were many points in the game that I felt should have had a way to fail a puzzle that would result in death, because the plot put the player in a situation where they would naturally be in some peril. But it seemed like any time one of those situations cropped up, the plot steered the player away from the danger automatically.
Still, bear in mind that that is my one and only major complaint.
Was really unengaged by it four years ago, but played it again and got hooked. Maybe it just came out too soon?
In many ways better than the first, including story and gameplay (even rather like how the story is just an inverse of the first game's themes). But it's just lacking the same impact the first one had.
Guess I'll play Infinite somewhere down the line.
"Baird, any way to slow this thing down?!" ~ Marcus Fenix
"Oh, it'll slow down. When we crash." ~ Damon Baird
Portal, the ending is perfect, and not just the song, but the general atmosphere when facing GLADOS. Also currently playing through Portal 2, an excellent sequel that expands upon the game play of the first game instead of feeling the need to make drastic changes, and it plays better because of it.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2. So far, worth the purchase. I'm usually a bit daunted when it comes to tactical RPGs, so it's doing well. Enjoying the story so far, some of the protagonist's dialogue choices have been amusing (the aside glance on one such choice was a nice touch as well!), and most recently got introduced to an auction system which I panicked and didn't know how to work at first. Got the hang of things now though, thank goodness...
There are three things I try to live by:
1) Never tell a bride the day before her wedding day that "there is a problem"
2) Nothing good happens after 2AM - just go to bed.
playing sonic unleashed why? because I love the day stages plus its on the xbox 360 so fun btw HELLOOOOOOOO!!!!
I am a firm believer that that game would have done great and been received well had they replaced Werehog with Knuckles and called the thing Sonic and Knuckles 2. (With some tweaks of course... shorter Werehog levels, more Sonic stages, a not terrible final boss). The Werehog levels themselves are actually really well made and pretty fun, if kind of standard and boring in places. They were obviously completely overshadowed by the amazing Sonic stages though.
Anyhoo, I'm currently going through Jet Set Radio on 360. Bought it when it first rereleased and totally forgot to play it. That game still looks so damn pretty. HD visuals make it look ever so nice. However, it's been so long since I played it on Dreamcast I had forgotten how absolutely atrocious the controls are. Jesus Christ it's so painful to get your character to actually do what you want them to half the time. Really makes me appreciate how they nailed the movement so perfectly in the sequel.
Post by Devo DrakeFox on Jun 30, 2014 12:32:36 GMT
Resident Evil 5 - An old favourite to kick-off my PS3 period. Already played through it twice in the span of three days and, with the help of some fellow online players who gave me infinite golden eggs, managed to buy and fully upgrade every weapon in the game after the first run. Just finished my second playthrough as a speed run and got the Infinite Launcher, something I never managed on the 360.
Playing Nights on steam at the moment. I can see why sonic the comic hyped it up so much, the game is absolutely fantastic, probably one of the most unique games Iv played. And unlike sonic adventure 2, which aged really badly, Nights has aged perfectly.
Post by Badly-Drawn Manchild on Oct 7, 2014 9:47:51 GMT
Been on a bit of a Zelda binge lately; bought a bunch of Zelda games on Virtual Console but never got round to playing them until now. So I'm now working my way through Link to the Past and Link's Awakening DX.
Maybe I'm just too used to how 3D Zelda games work, because I'm dying more times in these games than I ever did in Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker and Twilight Princess combined.
When I've had the chance, I've been playing Fantasy Life for the 3DS. It has a fantastic soundtrack! Pretty fun too, I was worried it'd be too much like Animal Crossing (Which I hated) but the mission structure really helps set it apart from that.
I wonder if there ever was a Madeleine McCann. She was probably made up by the parents for attention.
Post by Badly-Drawn Manchild on Nov 16, 2014 22:21:44 GMT
Bayonetta 2. Got both this and the first game in a double pack, played through the first one and now working my way through the second. My God, these two games are the most fun I've had with gaming for a long time.
I've been playing the Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks for NDS this week. I'm trying to 100% like I usually do, but the randomized treasure absolutely refuses to give me the last two pieces I need for my golden train.
Post by RedDevilDazzy on Dec 24, 2014 21:33:48 GMT
Oh my goodness me, Resogun (PS Vita version's) final level is freaking [censored] nuts, it was so nuts, NUTS NUTS NUTS, so much to shoot, so much to avoid, but thank christ I did that level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!