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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
Fantastic little game. The music is tight as hell, and the bosses are really cool. The first one is the engine of a steam train that shovels coal (and you) into its mouth so it can burn it and shoot fire at you. Love it. I also love how when you kill a boss they do one last big attack (that seem unavoidable, not sure if they are) as a last attempt on your life.

:keese: It's great :keese:
I like how there are so many ways to play that game. So much more than I expected from it when I played it.
 
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I just beat Skyrim for the first -and probably last- time.

The game itself is pretty fun, nothing to write home about though. The reason I say this is that you have fun in the same way as most other “open world” games. You start playing for a bit, get bored after a few hours, start looting and murdering, get bored of that after a few hours, turn the game off, come back a few days later, rinse and repeat. I feel the same way about this as I do nearly every other open world games, aside from BotW, Minecraft and maybe just cause. This is probably why I’m not a huge fan of the open world genre. I honestly think it’s overstayed it’s welcome.

The biggest issue with Skyrim as opposed to other open world games is that the character movement and mechanics are not open world friendly. For one thing there are way to many places that the developers didn’t intend on you going. This is apparent from the amount of times I struggled trying to walk anywhere that didn’t have a perfectly horizontal surface. You get stuck on everything in this game. The other issue with mobility is the worst mechanic in the game- weight limits. Having restrictions on inventory is easily one of the most frustrating things ever. I mean I guess technically you can carry as much as you want, but what’s the point? As soon as you reach your limit you’re too slow to do anything. If Bethesda’s intent was to make something fun they missed the shot by a mile. You end up having to get rid of all your cool items just so you can end up walking a pace that doesn’t make you cry. I talk a lot of crap about the storage limit in BotW, but at least there it was limited to just weapons.

Another problem with the movement is the camera. Open world games just don’t work with a first person camera. When they do it’s usually because their terrain is so simple that it doesn’t require you to be able to actively view your surroundings. But Skyrim’s terrain is detailed to a fault, so having a first person camera is just begging for trouble. There is a third person camera, but it’s absolutely awful because it lets you see the back of your head and nothing else, plus it keeps switching back and forth between a true third person camera and an over the shoulder camera whenever you pull out your weapons.

I have mixed feelings about the combat. On one hand the actual fighting maneuvers are really fun, and the sheer amount of fighting styles is impressive as all hell. On the other hand, your non-combat movement is so terrible that it’s a miracle that you’d be able to hit anything with all the different times you get hung up on a simple twig.

The game is not polished at all, but what did I expect from a game made by Bethesda. Maybe it’s just because I’m playing on the 360 version.

The story is.... eh. There are some really interesting moments, like at the end where you’re effectively in Valhalla fighting the final boss with warriors of the past. But the majority of the main quest story was kinda boring. Also the ending was just plain lame. No end cutscene, no credits, nothing. You don’t even stop playing or get sent to the menu, it literally just carries on like you just beat a normal sidequest and not the “world eater.”

I know I’m crapping on the game a lot here but I genuinely did enjoy my time with it. The amount of stuff you can do is insane. Like mind bogglingly insane. There are multiple in-depth crafting mechanics, side quests, gear, locations, etc. Every place has a buttload of lore to explore, and it makes the game feel alive (aside from the people walking into walls and shouting over each other whenever you simply walk by and whatnot).

Overall, I can see why people enjoyed this game, but it’s not a game I can really see myself coming back to. 6.5/10.
 

TheGreatCthulhu

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Finished Nier: Automata, and in my blog, I did a review of it, if you want to learn more.

9.5/10, despite the issues I ran into with the PC port, because apparently, Square Enix half-assed the port.
 

Mellow Ezlo

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Recently finished the main story and post-championship story of Pokemon Shield.

It's Pokemon so naturally I had fun with it. It's the same experience as all the previous games when it comes down to it, but i managed to avoid information about new pokemon for the most part in the lead up and didn't actually know that much about the game going in, so being able to see all the new pokemon for the first time and building a team of new pokemon mostly blindly made for a really fun time.

Story wise, it's nothing special, but stories in pokemon games rarely are. I had fun collecting all the new pokemon available on each route as I progressed, I haven't played pokemon that way before so it definitely enhanced the experience. I really enjoyed the wild area, though the game was extremely easy (I didn't white out once, even during the last battle with Hop in which my pokemon were between 8 and 10 levels below his).

Overall, another generic pokemon experience, but one that I found myself having more fun with than Sun and Moon.

Still disappointed in the lack of over half the pokedex and several moves, but at least there are still a lot of pokemon to find and catch in the game, and they're slowly adding more with the dlc.

Overall, I'd give it a solid 7/10. Nothing really special, but it provided me with a genuine good time.
 

Storm_Echo

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Rate the last game I played? Hm, well, currently playing Breath of the Wild but before that it was God of War (PS4).

Solid, visceral combat, a story that actually makes you feel for the characters, Kratos becomes "retired badass out for one last job" while also being "a bad dad who tries hard anyways". Beautiful visuals, plenty of space for quiet reflection particularly in the boat segments. Solid RPG elements with weapon and armor upgrades and skill leveling. Really enjoyed the explicitly Norse world they built, and how there's so much room for your imagination to run free while also leaving plenty of unexplored stuff for a sequel (please!).

Overall, excellent. Solidly 9.5/10
 

Sheikah_Witch

I just really like botw
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Last game I played: Harvest Moon: Magical Melody wtf 5/10.

Last game I finished: Astral Chain 9/10 god tier neon platinum goodness
 
Pawarumi - 8/10
-An absolute brain melter and pretty damn hard. But we have some meaty content, great visuals, awesome music and replay value (we even have a story!) A must for Shmup fans.

Ghost Blade HD - 7/10
-This game does nothing new and nothing clever but it does what it does well. I'd recommend it as an introduction to the genre. #EDFforever
 
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Quin

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Fire Emblem Three houses.
Surprised its this good honestly. After the train wreck that is Fates I thought the series would only get worse, but this is one, if not the best FE game I played. It has some tough competition with the first GBA title though.
while it was great, I don't see myself replaying it for the other 2 houses anytime soon though. Kinda sounds like a slog to go through the teacher part again so soon.
8/10
 

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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
wow this was a great game, I loved playing as Bowser and wish his sections lasted more than the bros, after Paper Mario 2 (and maybe 64?), this has to be among my favorite Mario RPGs
 

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Panzer Dragoon: Remake - 9/10

Took me a moment to figure out the camera controls but after that it was a really fun time with some great bosses and excellent music.
I agree, though it might be just me but the shooting felt a little shoddy in that I wasn't sure if I was hitting the target right sometimes, but it's still a great game and looks real nice, $25 might be a bit much for some people but it's a high recommend otherwise
 

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