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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.
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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).
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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2720 on: 28 July, 2021, 11:16:15 AM »
Ah... Two Rebellion games were on my menu in the last few days. One was so-so, the other...

Sniper Elite III

After SE v2 and Zombie Army Trilogy, I said it was time to visit Africa. Overall, this was slightly engaging. The gameplay largely remained unchanged, but now instead of war torn Germany, you are amid the desert. And have to admit, I prefer the war ravaged cities in Germany than drab, uninspired look of our southern neighbor. On a brighter side, at least graphics are worthwhile. Shading and sun effect effects never looked so gorgeous. Unfortunately, facial characteristics look rather dowdy and crude. But X-Ray shots are always fun to watch, which I must say are the primary reason I play Sniper Elite. I also did the four DLC missions, the first one was perhaps the most interesting where you get to assassinate the Hitler (or choose not to) in a myriad of ways. But damn, I only once pulled one-nut shot! (I like how the devs paid attention to such a small detail). I only lost my nerves in the last DLC which as I write this, never managed to finish it, not even after two hours of working it out. Enemies popping out of anywhere, some equipped with bazooka, and a tank.

Rogue Warrior

This I only tried to. I already heard nothing positive about this game, but nevertheless, I masochistically went into it. Although if I knew that the game would largely feel like Shellshock 2 (which was at the Rebellion development around the same time), I'd probably avoid it. Unfortunately, everything in Rogue Warrior felt painfully similar to Shellshock 2. Lackluster graphics, clanky, awkward control system, weapon accuracy, ridiculously stupid enemy AI, but whose shots really hurt, the length... Well, I haven't got the time to test the length. I perhaps could sway aside all shortcomings in the game, if I didn't have a constant exiting to desktop for a very brief, but annoying period of time, and after several times of such, I got the error runtime... application terminated, blah blah... In this cases, add/remove programs is the only option to do.
Not even Mickey Rourke in his badass, extremely profane tirades could save this. For what it's worth, Duke Nukem Forever is a much better choice.
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