Mini-Review/Backlog Destruction Thread

JinCA

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Gotten more into Dragon's Dogma, started as a mage and now I'm playing as a sorcerer, the game is really good overall but I'd love to see something with more of a story mode in a sequel, this mostly feels like just doing a lot of side quests and random encounters. Even with the weak effort Capcom put into this remaster the monsters still look really good. I'd love to see this with a proper upgrade to the character models, landscapes and structures.
 

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Started playing Yooka-Laylee recently and it's not bad. Looks great and plot is interesting enough, but camera and controls can hinder once in a while. Great throwback to old school 3D platformers for sure.
 

wshowers

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Finished Indivisible (PC). Great action rpg with fighting game mechanics, which is not surprise given the developer's background. Art direction was right up my alley with bright beautiful colors and a story that kept me entertained. Only complaint was there was a little too much backtracking for my liking but other than that all good. Can't wait to see what comes next from Lab Zero Games.
 

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Finished Yooka-Laylee. Not a bad game but some of the controls and camera can he annoying. New game from them is 2.5D which I enjoy more for platformers so I'll definitely check it out at some point.

Just started playing the indie game Creature in the Well. It's a top down, hack n slash with pinball mechanics. Really interesting and unique.
 

wshowers

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Finished The Outer Worlds (PC). This game is right up my alley. Short(ish), sweet and to the point. Obsidian did a good job with their world building. I would have finished this a week ago, but a companion bug prevented me from going any further until the patch dropped on Monday. The ending, or at least my ending lends itself well for a sequel or 2. Given how well received the game has been, MS and Obsidian would be foolish not to franchise the game.

A few wishes for the next game:
1.Options to romance for companions.
2. More customization for your ship
3. More worlds to explore

Overall though I had a great time with the game and wish them success with their next game.
 
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wshowers

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Playing through Nier Automata on XB1. 6 hours in I'm not really all that impressed. The game got glowing reviews and critical praise but its just not clicking with me.
 

wshowers

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Finished Blacksad: Under the Skin (PC). It's one of the longer adventure ( like Telltale) that I've ever played. The story takes various twists and turns and all the pieces don't come together until nearly the end. I also like how that based on your decisions ALOT of characters live, die or are effected in some way. Loved the music. I didn't like the multitude of glitches and bugs, including audio out of sync and subtitles occasionally not working. Also the cut scenes are not skip-able.

Overall I enjoyed the game and would welcome a sequel.
 

lowdru2k

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Playing through Nier Automata on XB1. 6 hours in I'm not really all that impressed. The game got glowing reviews and critical praise but its just not clicking with me.
Is that the RPG you play through multiple times? I’ve hard once you start your 2nd on you see how good it is.
 
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wshowers

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Is that the RPG you play through multiple times? I’ve hard once you start your 2nd on you see how good it is.
I'm trying to stick with it but with so many good games in my backlog and upcoming, its hard to find a reason to continue.
 

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Playing through Nier Automata on XB1. 6 hours in I'm not really all that impressed. The game got glowing reviews and critical praise but its just not clicking with me.
I'm a huge PlatinumGames fan but yea this game was a let down for me. I did end up beating it but it just didn't click for me. That said, I have had the urge to play it again so we'll see.
 
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