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Wolfenstein: The New Order

8/10

Pros:
  • Really reminds me of Goldeneye 007 (which is one of my favorite games).
  • Explores a "what if" timeline in which the Axis wins WW2. History plays out similarly yet completely differently.
  • Shooting, exploding, stabbing, or otherwise tormenting Nazis is always fun.
  • There are a couple of characters who are given interesting stories, especially Wyatt and Fergus.

Cons:
  • Starting to show it's age at 5 years old.
  • Soundtrack is lacking.
  • Stealth sections could be tedious at times.
  • My revenge against the Nazis still isn't quite satisfied. I want to burn Adolf and Heinrich's brains out. I was expecting an ending cutscene where you get to rip Deathshead's organs out of his *** for what he did to Fergus/Wyatt.
 

Spirit

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Mario Maker 2- 7/10

As someone who only played the original Mario Maker for about 3 hours offline, MM2 had a lot to offer me with more robust single player content and all the online features i missed last time.

Problem is... the missing gamepad makes building your own levels very fiddly while docked and handheld is only a little bit better.

The online levels are mostly troll levels (go figure).

And the story mode is just a glorified coin grind.

A lot of it makes the game look lazy, like when Mario's tool pouch pokes right through his thigh whenever he jumps and a lot of nice little passionate touches the original had are missing and rob the game of soul.

If you enjoy Dark Souls level troll levels and if you enjoy grinding for coins and if you can get along with the creation controls then there is a lot on offer here but I havent been able to mesh with this game very much at all.
 

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Horizon Zero Dawn 8/10.

I really enjoyed this game. The world was large enough to feel like a true open world, however not too large that everything seemed out of reach.

The story was paced nicely and was really engaging. It went from 0 to 100 very fast, and had a very urgent atmosphere, sort of reminded me of FFXIII. I cannot wait for the eventual sequel.

Combat was definitely interesting. I loved how you could take multiple approaches to fighting all types of the machines. I’ll be farming some items then tackling the game on its hardest difficulty next.
 

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Dishonored - 6.5/10

What is it with Western devs and their obsession with mapping combat actions to the trigger buttons...? 12 hours later, my first two fingers are experiencing severe arthritis. Anyhow, I started up Dishonored in high hopes that it'd be a thrilling ride to the end, but the end result left much to be desired. Sadly, the gameplay was lacking as swordplay was just more of the same janky swiping that you'd expect from Skyrim and co. (indeed, this was made by Bethesda; go figure). Even the supernatural abilities that Corvo gains along the way are rather lackluster as nothing stood out to me as viable, and additional perks (bone charms) offered very little in the way of useful.

I suppose the story was the strongest aspect that underwent the most development, and perhaps I am a bit spoiled by outstanding linear titles of today such as God of War or Devil May Cry 5. But there were times when I'd sit there and have to listen to the boatman or inventor prattle on before I could start the mission/buy something. The immense loading times took up enough of my time, thank you very much.

I'll probably play the sequel soon-ish because it seems to have refined mechanics, but I'll be going in a little less optimistic than before.
 

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Xenoblade Chronicles X
just beat the game at 102 hours and have been dying to play it ever since its initial e3 trailer when it was just called "X", b/w then and now I've played and beaten the entirety of the xeno series, and w/ that being said, its about a 9/10 for me, the story just isn't quite there compared to its predecessor, but just about everything else is phenomenal otherwise in my view
 

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Nier: Automata - 10/10.

I finished it yesterday and I still feel like I've been run over by a truck. The game, at it's core, already has some very interesting thematics - like, what if machines have feelings, and what makes you you (is it you as in your consciousness and your sense of self or the body you inhabit) - but it just never stops. The first ending is in and of itself a very beautiful construction of this narrative with a satisfying payoff. But through ending B, C, D and E, it just goes nuts in a way I adore so much, and wishes that more games had the audacity to do and to pull off.

The game is so desperately tragic, and does tragedy as a genre justice. The way it entangles it's themes into big philosophical conundrums speaks so much to me, and hits so close home. It stops being a story about androids vs machines and goes big into explaining how utterly pointless existence itself is.

The world building is sublime, the fighting is fantastic and it has all the good aspects of open world RPG baked into it. Oh, and I love the schmup sections and the way the break up the moment-to-moment fighting.

The hacking is another thing that I adore. Not only is it an amazing complement to the rest of the game with it's jaw-droppingly stylistic tapestry of 8-bit goodness, but it's also used as a fantastic way of telling it's story. The sequences where you are inside the protagonist's own OS-systems are so good. So awesome. Such an elegant way of using the game medium itself to deliver important plot points and emotional blows.

It wouldn't be tragedy without love though. And countering it's existentialistic pondering is feelings. The plot lives and dies with the main characters actually breaking out of their fates as androids and care about each other. The concept of the consciousness of machines and androids is real enough to get you engrossed and invested. But what makes the game truly soar for me is the simple fact that 9S initially just really enjoyed having some company. And wouldn't stop calling her 'ma'am'.

Over all, Nier: Automata is a game that lives up to, and proudly carries, the word "masterpiece".
Play it. Now.
 
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STREET FIGHTER V: ARCADE EDITION:

Solid 9/10.

The gameplay, as per usual of the Street Fighter series, is top notch and a joy to play, the graphics are nicely stylized, and might be the most balanced Street Fighter game in my experience, being a player since the first game in the arcades.

However, the only thing stopping me from giving it a perfect 10, is that a lot of the stages, characters, and costumes are stuck behind paywalls. Annoying, really. Especially the characters, as I love a full roster in a fighting game.

Of course, I play the PC version, as I don't believe in paying for a feature that should be included for free in the first place. That feature of course being online multiplayer. That and playing at 1440p is amazing.

Another thing I would like to see is an unlocked framerate. The game is locked to 60 fps, and I'd love to play this game at 144 fps, like my monitor easily allows me to do.

But the gameplay is so strong, that I have to rate it at least a 9. Having every stage, character, and costume purchasable through Fight Money (free in-game currency), and an unlocked framerate would let me rate it as the perfect fighting game.

Akuma, Ken, Guile, and Sagat are my bois!
 

Spirit

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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

This is the best Digimon game ever made and it's a damn fine JRPG in its own right. It takes the best parts of Persona and takes away all of the stress.
Newcomers to Digimon need not worry about being uninitiated because Cyber Sleuth is set in its own universe with its own rules.
The main campaign will take 40 hours and then there are dozens upon dozens of sidequests, post game content and a generois new game plus.
The story is compelling and the characters are written well, they'll see you through to the end comfortably.

I played on PS4 but the game with all of its DLC and the sequel are coming to Switch in October for the price of one.

Get it!

10/10
 

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Undertale. 10/10

My 4th favorite game of all time. I can't believe that a game that looks like it was made in MS Paint have such an engrossing story, world and characters. It just proves the power that games has in creating emotions through mechanics to the point where graphics just don't matter. I love this game so much. I'll use the word for the second time in this thread - masterpiece. <3
 

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Link's Awakening DX. 8/10

It's a good old fashioned 2D Zelda, and a classic for sure! There isn't much to complain about aside from some instances where it re-uses the same mini-bosses and I'd like to have seen different ones. Overall, great game, go buy the remake for Switch next month!
 
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Last game I played (that wasn't Overwatch) was Alien Isolation. I would give it a solid 8/10. 9s are reserved for stuff like The Last of Us, and 10s are for God.
 
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I believe the last game I played was Fallout 4. Solid 7/10. Good first playthrough, gets a bit repetitive.
 

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Metal Gear Solid 3d

this is an amazingly competent port, it has a lot going for it but it also has a lot going against it, namely that it strips certain features from the PS2 subsistence version while at the same time adding some notable gameplay enhancements: mainly the third person aiming for weapons and crouch walking; and of course the touch screen menus

honestly, I'd mostly just recommend this if a 3ds is the only system you have that MGS3 is available on, b/c at the end of the day, I'd still probably go for the hd or subsistence versions, but even so it's easily one of the best games on 3ds...just for the fact that it's MGS3

also I played on a standard 3ds w/ no circle pad, so I have to imagine the game plays even better w/ a second stick via a circle pad or new 3ds
 

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Blade Strangers - 7/10
Solange, Shovel Knight, Gunvolt, Quote Isaac and more star in this 2D indie all-star fighter from Nicalis. Nice chunky sprites, simple mechanics and a humerous story make this a good time killer for fans of any of the guest characters and 2D fighters.

Code of Princess EX - 7/10
A Double Dragon style beat em up that uses Phantom Overdrive Battlegrounds style lanes in a fantasy setting. It can feel a little clunky or slow in the beginning and the story is a lot of nothing but it is a fun way to kill some timw regardless.

Astral Chain - Pending
I'm 5 hours in and oh my god this game js better than i could have imagined and I was expecting a lot from it to begin with. Holy damn.
I wanna get the story and learn more of the mechanics and see the endgame in full flow with everything available to me, but my god, this is looking like a solid GOTY.
 

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