Mini-Review/Backlog Destruction Thread

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Finished God of War (2018 ) . The game deserves every bit of praise it received Storytelling, graphics and game-play were all superb. It sets itself up well for the inevitable sequels and even other mythologies. Easily a GOTY candidate for 2018.
 

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I returned to Diablo 3 to play season 16 as Demon hunter.
 

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I’m about 35 hours into Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and its so awesome. I played about the same amount of time with Origins which I put down for Red Dead 2 but when I lost interest in RDR2 I didn’t have strong motivation to go back to Egypt. But Odyssey is hitting all the right notes for me with its beautiful world, fun combat and quests. Also, I was able to re-enable HDR for this game and fixed the washed-out look with some tweaking of the in-game HDR settings. Who knew a couple of nudges to the HDR sliders would produce such results but I’m thankful Ubi went the extra mile to provide this option.

Is Ubi the publisher giving gamers the best bang for their buck? I’m not sure yet because Capcom has also been incredibly good at post launch support for their games most of which has been free. But the Assassins Creed games offer incredible amount of content with no scummy microtransactions that mess up the game. Its all cosmetic stuff and sure it’s a bit pricey but none of it is mandatory and chances are high you’ll find something just as good or even better just by playing the game.
 

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Haven't posted here in a while. Looks like my last update was I still playing Bloodborne. Never did beat the game, just kind of ran out of steam and needed a break. I'm towards the end of the game (Lecture Building) but wanted to make sure I hit all the optional areas before finishing, plus the DLC. Sometime...

I'm currently playing through Ocarina of Time 3D. It's not bad but not sure where all the hype is over it. Maybe back when it released it was really something, but at this point it's just a generic adventure game to me and control wise the 3DS probably doesn't do it any favors.
 

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I'm currently playing through Ocarina of Time 3D. It's not bad but not sure where all the hype is over it. Maybe back when it released it was really something, but at this point it's just a generic adventure game to me and control wise the 3DS probably doesn't do it any favors.
Honestly, I never understood the love for the game even at release. It was fine, but no masterpiece imo. It hasn't aged well either, as most 3d games from that generation. Mario 64 still plays okay and would be great with better graphics and dual stick control though, I'd play it today on og hardware and still appreciate it.
 

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I second that. I played Ocarina of Time when it was new on the N64. It was well put together like most Nintendo games are but I didn't see it as anything out of the normal.
 

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Super Mario Odyssey 6/10
 

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Super Mario Odyssey 6/10
I'm not with the gaming media's 10/10 scores , but 6/10? Maybe if we scored games as we should (today a 6/10 really is a 1/5 in most regards) I should maybe agree but that's a bit harsh lol
 

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I'm not with the gaming media's 10/10 scores , but 6/10? Maybe if we scored games as we should (today a 6/10 really is a 1/5 in most regards) I should maybe agree but that's a bit harsh lol
It's good and I really liked the 2D bits but I have no desire to play it again. Still much better than Sunshine.
 

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I will probably play RE2 remake after I reached my target for Diablo 3 & got bored. For a 6 years old game, its still surprisingly value. It is still fun to play in group when pushing the limit.
 

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I finally finished Fallout 4 at 91 hours. I could have easily spent another 50+ hours in this world with more to do and explore. I chose to side with the BoS and it was cool marching into battle with Liberty Prime again. This game is up there with Fallout 3 for me I really enjoyed my time with it.
 

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I bought RE 2 in steam. Downloading the game now. I hope its not too scary.
 

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I am not sure if my download speed is slow. I average about 615 KB/s on steam, & I download RE2 for like 6 hours & still only about 50%.
 

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So had a really sad realization today. I went through my backlog and counted up the games I was definitely interested in playing and the number came out to 110!! Holy crap!! :surprise::surprise::surprise:

And some of those games are huge like Fallout 4 and Skyrim, and I only counted bioshock and uncharted collections once lol. That also wasn’t even counting games I got through gwg that I wasn’t really interested in.

So the plan now is to only buy new games with bing points since those credits expire and focus entirely on the backlog. You’ll be seeing a lot more from me around here! Been fun reading through the thread, haven’t checked in for awhile.