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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2715 on: 09 June, 2021, 11:31:41 AM »
I'm playing a thing called Astalon: Tears of the Earth.  Because it's a modern indie game it is mandatory for it to be a roguelite platformer with 8-bit visuals and that'd normally put me off but the level design is really good and it's keeping me playing when I should really be reviewing other things.  I like it a lot.

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« Reply #2716 on: 11 June, 2021, 08:44:55 PM »
Mortal kombat Arcade Kollection

Got to say, I was in diapers when the first three MK were released, so i won't say anything that would spoil for number of gamers who grew up with these.
This collection definitely seems like nice trip to memory lane; if wasn't for just nerve-racking difficulty. I don't think I ever beaten max three opponents in the row without being arse kicked. And that's on very easy difficulty. But my sense of pride keeps me off going to uninstall, yet. We'll see.
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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2717 on: 29 June, 2021, 12:38:08 PM »
Bioshock Infinite

Bloody hell... Has Grant Morrison secretly wrote this game, or he possessed Ken Levine to do so? Thanks to deep philosophical bs and heavy symbolism present. I don't think I ever played a game so mind-tripping and story-wise incomprehensible. But story aside, this actually is a blast. Mesmerizing graphics that are state of the art, I give it that. Unfortunately. I said, unfortunately, because my rig isn't one of the brightest or fastest, so I can't tweak graphics in their pure glory (so I had to settle from low to normal settings). But, the game at least is perfectly optimized for my PC, and sometimes that is more than I'd ask. If there is anything really that I have against Infinite is heavy linearity, like the first Bioshock, where the only motivating factor that keeps me forward is waiting for the next weirdness that lies ahead. And vigors never bore.
As for the subject matter, the game pushes some hot buttons there, definitely not meant to make you cozy. And like I said, art, and I'd add video games here - shouldn't give you moral lessons. I lay my case rest here.
« Last Edit: 29 June, 2021, 12:41:15 PM by milstar »
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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2718 on: 29 June, 2021, 01:03:05 PM »
Bioshock Infinite

Fantastic fun.

Featuring a modern classic gaming moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpfDjHL1x9s
(The game is set in 1912)

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« Reply #2719 on: 05 July, 2021, 11:22:42 AM »
Finished Bioshock Burial at Sea, both eps. The trip down to memory lane (re-visiting Rapture) was welcome, but more plot confusions and contrivances follow. The first ep is bit short and the gameplay feels washed up. The second felt like playing Batman in the Arkham series. And bloody hell, are these two episodes trying to shed my tears. Especially the ending of the Episode 2. Very depressing, very sad. But harrowing it was, I was surprised how the plot ties conveniently to the original Bioshock (Ken Levine is mad genius).
« Last Edit: 05 July, 2021, 11:24:50 AM by milstar »
Reyt, you lot. Shut up, belt up, 'n if ye can't see t' bloody exit, ye must be bloody blind.