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Re: Review the last game you finished

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:17 am

3. Metroid Prime (2/5) (GC)

It took me four tries over the last 10 or so years to finally finish this game. I blamed it on the backtracking previously, and that's definitely part of it, but I think it has more to do with the controls. It's basically the first-person equivalent of tank controls, which are awkward for platforming and result in silly situations where you get hit sidestepping is the slowest action you can take without a lock-on. And that lock-on is the the other main problem for me - it's obviously necessary if you want to move and shoot with one analog stick, but as a consequence most fights feel pretty much the same. You mash L until you get a lock when you don't have one, then you jump constantly while mashing or holding A until either the enemy dies or you lose your lock and have to start over. Aside from bosses and the odd hallway that's to narrow to jump around in, nothing ever really forces you to change that strategy. Admittedly, the boss fights are actually all pretty interesting, but they're a small part of the game, and the hallway fights usually devolve into either popping around corners until the thing dies or tanking damage if you're impatient.

Which is a shame, because there's a lot about the rest of the game I like. The environments still look great even after 15+ years, the soundtrack is perfect for this kind of game, and the world building and creature designs are consistently interesting. I can see why this is such a special game for many people, but for me all those strengths are weighed down by the frustration of fighting the same four turrets in the same places in the same way in Lava Monitor for the seventh time. I'd probably like this game a lot more if enemies didn't respawn and the backtracking was more evenly distributed across rooms.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:39 am

^ My main issue was finding where to go and what to do, the rest seems fine to me. I know being cryptic is a Metroid thing but I need clear direction.

Is 2/5 your rating or the date? I'd give it a solid 8.

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:57 am

Number this year -> Title -> Date -> Platform

Although I do like the idea of doing a review system where the scale is constantly changing. :p

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:36 pm

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Post by X-3 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:32 pm

2018-29.) Super Smash Guys Ultimate

The game itself is pretty good but the online is substandard. Quickplay is basically a meme due to GSP and choose-your-own-ruleset, and Arenas have a lot of UI issues and take forever to cycle through. (lol just don't lose)

30.) I thought there was another game I played before 2018 ended, but I forgot what it was or it didn't exist in the first place. Oh well.

2019-01.) Resident Evil 2 Remake

I wasn't originally planning on getting this game, but there was a deal that let me get it and DMCV by buying a graphics card, so why not. I never played the original RE2 so I'm not authority on how good it is as a remake but I do like the game a great deal. It's very tense and manages to stay that way even when you come to learn the layout of RPD, which I consider pretty cool. You're never really truly resource-starved at all, but the amount of bullets it takes to kill a zombie trains you to be conservative and to plan things out. Then the game throws a wrench in your plans in the form of Mr. X, who will stalk you incessantly forcing you to abandon slow, careful movement in favor of quick action.

I have two 'complaints', and they're more based on stuff I've heard about that were cut from the original. Plot-wise Leon and Claire's scenarios don't really gel together at all and some enemies were cut altogether. Considering one of those enemies is the giant spider, maybe that's a blessing.

2.) Tetris 99

I've barely played Tetris before, but I can safely say that this game is more terrifying than RE2. One second you're chugging along just fine, the next second Johnny Tetris God dumps 8 rows of junk onto your board. One game, around 5-8 people targeted me at the very beginning of the game. I didn't last long.

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