2019 Completed Games List

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  1. Paradox

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    It’s great to revisit some of those classics, and yeah some of those old puzzles and riddles were hard to crack.
     
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  2. Master_Craig

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    PS4:

    -Subnautica - 9 / 10
    -Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC (The Heist, Turf Wars and Silver Lining) - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil 2 - 9 / 10
    -Far Cry: New Dawn - 7.5 / 10
    -Devil May Cry 5 - 8 / 10
    -Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - 8.5 / 10
    -Rage 2 - 7 / 10
    -Owlboy - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil (REmake) - 8 / 10
    -Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 7.5 / 10

    PC:

    -Prey - 8.5 / 10
    -Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - 8.5 / 10

    -Nintendo Switch:

    -The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (remake) - 8.5 / 10

    I recently picked up the remake of Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch.

    I played the original game on the classic Gameboy a long time ago, I think in 1995 or 1996. I used to play the game every morning before school. As my brothers and I only had one copy of the game, I would always get up super early to play for about an hour or so before our mother took us to school.

    It was a joy to see that the latest adaption of Link's Awakening for the Nintendo Switch is such a faithful and imaginative remake. Nintendo always kills it with their aesthetics and presentation. While the Switch is not nearly as powerful as a PS4 or an X-Box One, Nintendo's wonderful art direction always ensures that their top exclusives look great. The game's soundtrack was essentially an orchestrated remaster of the original, which is great, and almost everything was exactly the same including game play, mechanics and Koholint Island itself. Playing this game certainly jogged my memory, allowing me to remember where certain things where, or how to do particular puzzles etc.

    There were only three things about the game that I didn't quite like. The frame rate was unfortunately inconsistent. You'd be playing in mostly 60 FPS, but then when you entered an area of detail, such as the forest or the swamp, the frame rate drop is quite noticeable. The game is also quite short, it'll probably take you somewhere between 8 to 12 hours to complete, depending on how quickly you go through the story and if you choose to go for secret unlockables. Finally, I felt that the game's difficulty itself was a bit inconsistent. A lot of the time, I found it incredibly easy and then sometimes, the game's enemies or/and bosses would be quite tough - moving fast, unknown tactics to beat them or there might be suddenly multiple enemies on screen with AoE (Area of Effect) style attacks, little room to move etc.

    Regardless of the above issues, it was still a fun game to play. If you have a Switch, I'd highly recommend that you pick up Link's Awakening. I can imagine the price tag being a bit intimidating, as Link's Awakening is a somewhat short game, but I'd still recommend getting a copy, especially if you see it on sale or have means to discount the cost.
     
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    Xbox One
    Bioshock - 8.0
    Bioshock 2 - 8.5
    The Evil Within - 6.0
    Bioshock Infinite - 9.0
    — Burial at Sea DLC - 9.0
    Crackdown 3 - 8.5
    Quantum Break - 9.5
    Wolfenstein: The New Order - 9.0
    Rise of the Tomb Raider - 8.5
    Prey - 8.5
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 7.0
    Lego Batman 3 - 6.5
    Borderlands 3 - 9.25

    Nintendo Switch
    Super Mario Odyssey - 7.0

    PS4
    Spider-Man - 10.0

    I defeated the final boss in Borderlands 3 yesterday. I immediately started a second play through on True Vault Hunter mode and also a second character so I’m sticking with this game for awhile. For the most part this is a beautiful game. I say for the most part because while the overall aesthetic is great, up close you see a lot of cracks. I play on Xbox One, so I expect the game to not be as ‘shiny’ as it would be on a powerful PC, but come on. Low res textures on objects is a constant issue. I could stand next to a fuzzy pixelated vending machine for 5 minutes. It might resolve in that time, or it might stay a blurry mass of colors. This is something I’d expect them to patch out in the first game update. There’s been two updates, but nothing has changed graphically. Also, many times the game chugs like a train going uphill. Not as much in combat, but mainly just when I’m simply navigating the menus. The menus are where there should be the least strain on the system!

    Another issue I had with this game was the main antagonists. Holy shit I couldn’t stand them. The voice acting and style made me want to shove a spoon up my ass to distract from the pain. One thing I can’t stand is the stereotypical over the top YouTube or Instagram personality, and boy that’s these two times 10. Handsome Jack was the villain you loved to hate and I’d stop what I was doing to hear everything he had to say in any play through of BL2. The Calypso twins have me reaching for the mute button. Other than one cool reveal about them late game, I cared less than zero about them.

    It may sound like I’m shitting all over the game, but other than the main gripes of graphical issues and the horrible villains, I still had (and am still having) a very fun time with the game. I had a great play through with Moze and beat the game with her at level 45. I started TVH mode and stopped at level 48 so I have room to grow with the upcoming Halloween missions that drop in a couple weeks. I bought the season pass so I’m prepared for all future DLC too.

    Once I hit 48 with Moze, I started a brand new play through with FL4K. He was definitely a struggle after being used to Moze’s play style and being able to jump into the enemy shredding Iron Bear mech whenever my health was low. After respecing a couple times I’ve finally settled into a build that works well for me and I’m tearing through enemies while constantly keeping my beasts in the fight too. In the first play through I explored everything, found every collectible, and did every possible side mission along with the story. This time around I’m ignoring everything except story missions.

    So, some complaints aside, I’m still having a blast and will probably be playing BL3 for weeks to come.
     
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    PS4:

    -Subnautica - 9 / 10
    -Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC (The Heist, Turf Wars and Silver Lining) - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil 2 - 9 / 10
    -Far Cry: New Dawn - 7.5 / 10
    -Devil May Cry 5 - 8 / 10
    -Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - 8.5 / 10
    -Rage 2 - 7 / 10
    -Owlboy - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil (REmake) - 8 / 10
    -Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 7.5 / 10

    PC:

    -Prey - 8.5 / 10
    -Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - 8.5 / 10

    -Nintendo Switch:

    -The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (remake) - 8.5 / 10
    - Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast - 5 / 10

    I finished Jedi Outcast for the Nintendo Switch.

    I've pretty much already voiced my opinion about this port, but in a nutshell, Jedi Outcast was excellent for its time on PC. As a console port, it's not so great, and as a Switch port, it is terribly optimised.

    Pros:
    - Good story;
    - Classic soundtrack;
    - Cheaply priced on the Switch shop.

    Cons:
    - Long loading times;
    - Inconsistent frame rate and regular FPS drops;
    - Frequent in-game crashing;
    - Save files corrupt easily, resulting in more crashes;
    - Downgraded graphics;
    - Unskippable cut scenes;
    - Unbalanced difficulty (very hard and frustrating boss fights);
    - Control scheme sucks;
    - First person shooting is highly inaccurate and difficult (first few non-Jedi levels suck).
     
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    PS4:

    -Subnautica - 9 / 10
    -Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC (The Heist, Turf Wars and Silver Lining) - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil 2 - 9 / 10
    -Far Cry: New Dawn - 7.5 / 10
    -Devil May Cry 5 - 8 / 10
    -Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - 8.5 / 10
    -Rage 2 - 7 / 10
    -Owlboy - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil (REmake) - 8 / 10
    -Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 7.5 / 10

    PC:

    -Prey - 8.5 / 10
    -Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - 8.5 / 10
    -Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - 7.5 / 10

    -Nintendo Switch:

    -The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (remake) - 8.5 / 10
    - Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast - 5 / 10

    Before I get into it... does anyone still come to these forums? Or is it only a few individuals nowadays, if that? Sometimes I wonder if it's worth posting here at all. :/

    After playing the train wreck of a port for Jedi Outcast, I decided to play its sequel, Jedi Academy, on PC. Jedi Academy is a game I've finished numerous times.

    Jedi Academy is essentially an expansion pack to Jedi Outcast. I wouldn't call it a sequel at all, as the game is too similar to Outcast, which makes sense as they were only released a year apart. The graphics haven't changed much at all, but the animation, particularly the cut scenes, are much better. They haven't aged well, but it's a lot better than Outcast.

    Academy's game play however shines over Outcast, especially with PC mouse and keyboard controls. There's more Force powers and the ability to later in-game wield either a double bladed lightsaber, dual wield two, or continue to wield one but with greater proficiency. Again, with PC mouse and keyboard controls, this game is a lot of fun to play. I loved the ability to Force Grip (Choke) an enemy and quickly toss them aside, utilising Force Push to further drive them down into the abyss and their ultimate demise. Too much fun.

    Unfortunately, Jedi Academy's story is quite weak, but you can forgive that because the game is quite fun to play. The game is shorter than Outcast as well. I would say Outcast is an 12 - 16 hour adventure (it took me 15 on the Switch), while Academy will take you about eight to 10. I felt game play wise, Academy was a lot easier, especially when it came to puzzles and overall navigation.

    So, in a nutshell...

    Story: Outcast > Academy
    Gameplay: Academy > Outcast
     
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    I really don't know why I'm posting here. I'm fairly certain no one comes here any more, and for good reason to be honest, since GameRevolution really fucked their forums up. Regardless, for some reason, here I am.

    PS4:


    -Subnautica - 9 / 10
    -Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC (The Heist, Turf Wars and Silver Lining) - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil 2 - 9 / 10
    -Far Cry: New Dawn - 7.5 / 10
    -Devil May Cry 5 - 8 / 10
    -Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - 8.5 / 10
    -Rage 2 - 7 / 10
    -Owlboy - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil (REmake) - 8 / 10
    -Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 7.5 / 10

    PC:

    -Prey - 8.5 / 10
    -Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - 8.5 / 10
    -Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - 7.5 / 10
    -The Outer Worlds - 9 /10

    -Nintendo Switch:

    -The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (remake) - 8.5 / 10
    - Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast - 5 / 10

    I finished The Outer Worlds for PC.

    The Epic Store unfortunately is one of the only two online retailers selling this title and frankly, it's too expensive (about $90 AUD). I decided to sign up for X-Box's Game Pass for PC, which for my first month, cost me $1 AUD and after, it'll cost me $4.95 AUD per month, giving me access to quite a few games, including The Outer Worlds. Good deal, I reckon.

    The Outer Worlds is of decent length (taking me about 19 - 21 hours to complete overall) and in all fairness, if compared, is certainly not as 'big' as Skyrim or Fallout. Instead, the game is broken up into several smaller locations, so while there isn't as much to explore, the game compensates for this by having a much deeper story, more interesting characters and rich side quests to fulfil. Let's be fair, the main campaign of Fallout 3, Skyrim and Fallout 4 can be completed in about 6 or so hours, if you decide to ignore side quests and exploration.

    The Outer Worlds has an interesting setting, set in a dystopia future where corporations rule and are governed by 'The Board', while most people suffer beneath them. The overall soundtrack and presentation has a very Firefly / Serenity feel to it, with some wild west elements in the fold.

    The skills and perks system seem a little simplified, but I liked it, it works well and it was easy to understand. I also enjoyed how some skills, even if considered non-violent (such as persuasion) could be used to benefit yourself in combat situations. At times, some moments of the game were a bit too easy because of these skills, but I appreciated it regardless.

    Graphically, I was quite impressed. The landscapes are beautiful and the characters are well designed. I also liked the game's soundtrack, again with that wild west feel I mentioned above.

    Unlike most Bethesda games, I didn't experience many bugs at all. However, I did notice that later in the story, my game kept crashing when ever I arrived to a new location by my ship (primary hub, think of the Normandy from Mass Effect). As soon as I would select my crew mates/party to leave, the game would load, then crash to my desktop. If I re-loaded my game and tried to leave my ship again, it would work as normal.

    Without any spoilers, there was also one area in the game in particular where if I opened up my character menu (inventory, skills, map, journal etc.) the game would again crash to desktop. I'm guessing these crashes may not exactly be the game, but possibly the launcher, X-Box Game Pass, as it's still in Beta for PC.

    I found the game was lacking a little in variety when it came to weapons. You could get certain weapons, then later you would find the same weapon, just a better version of it, whether it's 'Mark 2' or 'Ultra', for example. I also found that upgrading weapons wasn't as deep as say, Fallout 4.

    Overall though, The Outer Worlds is an excellent RPG and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the genre. Even though this is a different setting, story with different game play elements, I kinda feel like this is how the new Fallout games should have been made. One of my favourite games of 2019.

    9 out of 10.
     
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    PS4:
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Batman: Arkham City
    Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry
    Castlevania
    Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
    Castlevania: The Adventure

    Okay, I said I was moving on to Castlevania III, but I decided to play the first Game Boy entry instead.

    This game is kind of a bitch, as it lacks a lot of things one may expect from a Castlevania game. First of all, while the whip has upgrades to a morning star, it does not have a second upgrade to make it longer. Instead it has a low powered fireball that will shoot out, which can defeat some things, but other things are immune to it. I'd much rather have an increased range. Also, you lose one step of the upgrades any time you get damaged, rather than upon death. Lastly, instead of having the upgrades appear randomly after a few candles, they are in pre-determined locations, so if you take damage, you may not be able to upgrade the whip again in some time.

    Also, there are no secondary weapons, which feels really bizarre when they are such a staple to the NES series.

    I admit, I made use of the Castlevania Collection's quick save feature for the last level, as I kept getting to one point and then dying and then I'd have to go back through relatively easy sections and it just ate up a bunch of time. This helped also with the fight against Dracula, as I was able to just reload if I died and start the fight over. After a couple of attempts, his pattern was easy to work out and I finished the game.

    It's a really short game, just four stages that have something like a 12 minute time limit each, so if you get through without too many mistakes, the game can be finished in about an hour. Though the third stage is kind of a trial and error death trap, so it will likely take a few tries, as does one section of the fourth stage.
     
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