31 Days of Games You Might Be Interested or Disinterested in! 2019

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31 Days of Games You Might Be Interested or Disinterested in! 2019

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Post by Apiary Tazy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:27 am

You know what? I've decided that it's December.

AND SO IT IS.

It's that time of the year I recommend games you may not have heard of, or if you have you can reconsider as a gift for someone that loves video games... However, this year I'm understandably worried. Every year, someone gets a bad game for Christmas and they're left asking the gift giver for a receipt or worse keep that bad game and be forced to play it! Isn't that unacceptable? Well, I've decided to try and save you from that horrible fate. You're welcome. ;)

So, once a day for every day of December, I will suggest a game to look at and a game to avoid. That way, you'll be extra informed on what to do this holiday season. So let's set some ground rules.

1. Check here and here and here for games I've covered in the past for this.
2. I'm not looking for any games that are so bad they're good in the avoid section. Only those with no redeemable merit need apply here.

It's that simple! So with that in mind let us dedicate this feast to a random Christian saint for no real reason at all.

Day 1: Saint Eligius

Born in 588, Eligius was a master of a mint in Limoges and eventually gained favor in the French court. He would use his money to help the poor and to ransom captives being sold as slaves while working to convert the town of Flanders to Christianity. There is also a story where a horse refused to be shoed and so, worried it had been possessed, chopped off the horse's leg, applied its shoe then managed to reattach its leg. In 659, Eligius would die of natural causes, leaving behind venerated relics that are held in separate cities all over Europe.

Let us begin this feast with

Megaman: Super Fighting Robot

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Perfect For:
- Anyone that enjoyed ROMhacks at any point in their lives.
- Someone that already played Megaman 11 and wants more, damn it!
- If there's a need for INSTANT VIDEO GAMES

INSTANT VIDEO GAMES

What You Need: If you're reading this post, odds are you good.

Megaman 11 is already out and massively successful, so its safe to say that Megaman is back. Yeah, sure, there was a time when Megaman was dead but those times are over. They're done, and we're better off that way. However, that only means anyone that wants to play a Megaman game has SO MUCH more to look forward to. That also means some games are going to get missed, and that includes FaN gAmEs. So, here, let's start with one by MrWeirdGuy that costs the low, low price of FREE. Real free, not fake free.

Protoman is revolting! He's also rioting against the world and only Megaman can go out and stop it. Also, Wily is absolutely not involved, no way don't be silly! There's eight robot masters, fortress stages, bosses, and power ups. There's a lot of fan games that have all these things, however Super Fighting Robot goes a few steps beyond this with difficulty settings, achievements and extra bosses if you're good enough for the challenge. The levels and bosses are well made in terms of their mechanics and while the powers you get aren't perfect, none of them feel utterly useless for their purposes. It's not easy, and it probably shouldn't be your first Megaman game. If you're ready for solid Megaman based platforming however, then Super Fighting Robot will tide you over long enough for the next Megaman or Megaman like game to come out. I'm... probably right about that.

Download the game here!

Meanwhile we throw aside...

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

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Not For:
- A living creature that has looked at anything related to Sonic.
- Your niece or nephew that likes cartoons.
- Anyone who wants more in life than a celery sandwich with an occasional cockroach surprise inside.

What Runs It: Wii U, not that it's happy about it.

Sonic has had a rough time ever since it tumbled into a ditch with its worst game. It took a while after that, but slowly the game series has managed to recover into a respectable position within our hearts and minds. It's had a lot of ups and downs, awkward attempts to shake off the past while also embrace it but we can at least be happy in the knowledge of the fact that Sonic has never again dipped below the subpar quality that was Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and every other game is a factual improvement over it. Still, Rise of Lyric comes pretty close. Also this entire paragraph is a joke, Rise of Lyric is actually the worst one.

A reboot, yet not reboot game set in the at the time unestablished Sonic Boom universe, our hero accidentally brings back a maniacal snake in a metal coffin named Lyric. From then on, the game is about collecting a bunch of crystals while Lyric and Eggman half-heartedly nag each other into doing something. So Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose work together to overcome obstacles, weird puzzle temples, and their own mouths so that this game can end sooner. Each of them has a special ability you need to use in order to accomplish each task as you travel a grouping of similar structures over and over again fighting enemies with very little to no variation in strategy aside from mashing the attack button. In both cases you can use the energy lasso for no other reason than the fact that you have to. Oh, and did I mention that this game chugs, glitches, and breaks at every step of the way? There's literally NO reason to even look at this game, it's not fun to even break. They took out the fun bugs. Imagine removing the fun and keeping the bad parts in. That's this game.
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Post by Marilink » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:13 am

Can you hit me up with a download link for Super Fighting Robot? Sounds great.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:32 pm

I like this.

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Post by X-3 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:40 pm

Thanks for doing this again this year, it's always a good read.

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Post by Apiary Tazy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:25 am

@Marilink I've added the link to the first post for Super Fighting Robot. Straight from the source.

But its also time for another feast!

Day 2: Channing Moore Williams

Born in 1829, Channing Moore Williams spent his life making a wicked long beard and also becoming a priest. As a priest he was sent to China and Japan in order to spread the Christian faith across the far east. He achieved great success in Japan via Nagasaki and Tokyo and within the latter, he built what is now St. Paul's University. He also formed the Nippon Sei Ko Kai in 1889, basically the Holy Catholic Church for Japan. Although his heath started to fail in 1889, he stayed for additional nine years in Japan helping with new mission stations before returning to America in 1908 and passing away on December 2nd 1910.

Let us begin this feast with...

Ganbare Goemon SNES Quadrilogy

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Perfect For:
- Someone that played Legend of Mystical Ninja but not the others.
- Naruto Fans?
- Your friend that you still make fun of for actually buying a katana.

What You Need: A Super Famicon (or some word that starts with E)

Ganbare Goemon or... Goemon... is a franchise that has never really gotten any respect in the west. Hell, it might not get that much respect where it comes from either. Starring a cartoon version of the great thief Goemon Ishikawa, he and a few other people go across Japan dealing with strange characters that both help and hinder. The first Goemon game released here was Legend of Mystical Ninja for the SNES, but did you know there were three others for the same console? I haven't let a lack of translation stop me before, so let's put them ALL here!

Oh no! Someone has given a friend of yours a bad time! Goemon! It's up to you, Ebisumaru, Sasuke, and Yae to SAVE THE DAY! But how does the day get saved? Why by going through segmented platforming levels intermingled with town areas of course! You usually start in town dealing with thieves and jerks while avoiding hitting anyone that isn't the first two as you go in and out of houses looking for shops and advice for the future. You can buy items, play mini-games, and get a lap dance from your friend Ebisumaru. With what you get here, you can then find the next platforming stage and by extension get some story progression. In terms of platforming games, it's not necessarily going to blow your mind, but it gets the job done along with their bosses. What really makes this series is its ability to have so much variety in its gameplay in an effective manner. This is a little less obvious with the one officially translated game, but if you've played Goemon 64 you probably understand what the games are like. There's enough out of all four games and enough similarities that I'm willing to say its worth the effort to look through. I'd like to think I'm not the only one that believes that.

Meanwhile we throw aside...

Mindjack

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- If games where you can control a bad guy temporarily makes you feel warm and special inside.
- Anyone that watches Blade Runner and liked how it had an understandable plot in it.
- Alakazam, the 1st generation Psychic Pokemon who actually wanted ice cream for Christmas and not a video game.

What Runs It: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

Mind reading technically isn't possible. The truth, as it turns out, is that it's more about reading a person's muscles more than their mind. But wouldn't real mind reading be cool? Actually, it'd probably be horrifying as you hear every thought in someone's head, regardless of meaning or context. Not all thoughts are ones we act on, nor are they ones we want to play out either. So, someone somewhere had the intrusive thought of "make a bad third person shooter with a mind control gimmick and tie multiplayer to it" and acted on it. So don't act on your intrusive thoughts or you get Mindjack. You might also eat a leaf off the ground so don't do that either.

Jim Corbijn is an incompetent agent who is sent to receive an activist named Rebecca Weiss. After murdering someone she was talking with Jim sets off an endless wave of bad guys to attack them while they try to get out of this plot. Along the way, they learn of a technique called Mindjack which allows one to possess anyone, which is not Mindhacking as that allows you to mess with someone's head. Problem is that the characters don't know what that is and you'll probably do that within second one so you're probably not even a person in this plot. Or maybe you are. Or maybe you're NOT! But yeah, you play a bad third person shooter who's only gimmick is mind hacking and whacking and smacking. Chopping that meat. But you can ALSO hack into someone's else's game for some reason and possess other characters in their campaign. Problem is that since the A.I. is dumber than bricks it'll be obvious who you are. You can either help the player or harm them. But really getting them to stop is a service as its a bad experience with no one playing it currently anyway. So unless you want to kick the depressed just leave this game alone.

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Post by Marilink » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:08 am

I've seen some people really go to bat for Goemon and I've never so much as had the opportunity to play it. I should change that.

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Post by Shane » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:56 pm

The only thing I know about Goemon is The Legend of the Mystical NInja on SNES.
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Post by I am nobody » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:06 pm

Just think what we might've gotten if any other developer had half as much publisher patience as Sega gives Sonic Team.

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Post by Apiary Tazy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:50 am

Day 3: Abraham of Alexandria

Although a Syrian at birth, Abraham was a wealthy merchant who had visited Egypt several times until he came to reside in Alexandria of Egypt. Known for how good and devout that he was, he distributed half of his wealth to the needy and the other half was used for building pools throughout Egypt. His actions eventually made him Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church for three years. A story about him goes that he was challenged to move a mountain or those of his faith would be put to the sword. After three days of prayer he was given help from the Virgin Mary and a mysterious tanner. In front of many his people were able to move a mountain up and down to prove the power of their faith and the three days he fasted was then made a period of fasting for the Coptics. He passed away on the 3rd of December, 978.

Let us begin this feast with...

VA-11 HALLA: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

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Perfect For:
- If you like visual novels but also want more to do than talk and save
- A friend that thinks bartending would be fun but doesn't like learning.
- A shiba inu.


What You Need: All Computers, Vita, Switch, and PS4

A Cyberpunk world is more than colors, cybernetics, and whatever I'm mad about occurring in politics right now. It's about the end point of an uncontrolled corporate state where cyborgs, robots, and technology is common place, massively marketed, and the culture that would rise out of that. So, basically a dystopia for those that don't like getting shived by robots. Luckily, there are games that allow you to see a world like that and not experience it. Unless, of course, you live in a terrible police state run by a crazed politician. Then it just allows you to have a decent job in that state. ...ah this isn't working. Here's VA-11 HALLA. Have a drink and I'll try this again.

You are Jill Stingray working as a bartender for Va-11 Hall-a withim Glitch City. This city is run by mega corporations and as such inflation is awful, robots are here to serve your every need and they may or may not have killed before. You start the day with a glitch woman in your face before running off to start your day as a bartender though maybe there's more to it than that. But mostly, as a bartender, you tend to wait for customers and serve them drinks to their specification. Using five ingredients you can mix whatever the patron wants though you have all the time in the world to accomplish that task yourself. Generally, the game is about meeting a bunch of characters that come and go while hearing them out whether you want to or not. It's not incredibly intense but mostly the focus is on the story like most visual novels tend to do. As such, know that you're in it for the long haul if you want to partake. It's not an entirely serious game, however it plays by its own rules and is simple enough to pick up so if you're in need of a game like that by all means. We've got something just for you.

Oh, and this stays in the trash where it belongs.

NBA 2K19 and 2K20

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- If you believe holding onto your money to be a sound investment.
- Your grandpa who was going to a basketball game, got lost, and wound up at a casino instead.
- Anyone that might have a say on video game legislation (don't look we want to fleece more people!!)

What Runs It: Your wallet. Also Windows, Switch, PS4, and Xbone. 2k19 has Android and iOS while 2k20 has the Stadia-hahahahahahahaha!



Sports games are increasingly becoming a cesspool of greed and consumer milking as governments start to wake up and find that someone is trying to take children and gambling addicts to a bank so they can get their life savings out of it. Nowhere is this more apparent then with the NBA 2k series. Everything, from the story mode they cook up, to the game itself, to its league are made to drain more money out of you until you're a husk and it's a sixty dollar title on top of it. How good is the gameplay? Here are some ads. Does it look good? You need to spend an exorbitant amount of in-game currency to look the way you want. Are my friends playing it? I don't know, are they?! It culminates in a trailer where a casino aesthetic is put before the game itself. Why even make a game? Just have an NBA themed casino and build it on top of James Naismith's grave since you might as well ruin that too.

In short, get dunked on.

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Post by smol Kat » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:45 am

Might give VA-11 HALLA a go; I enjoyed Grimm and Tonic but also that game is like ten minutes long.
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Post by CaptHayfever » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:16 am

I'm really enjoying these write-ups, Taz. Keep up the great work. :)

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:25 pm

smol Kat wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:45 am
Might give VA-11 HALLA a go; I enjoyed Grimm and Tonic but also that game is like ten minutes long.
I'd recommend it on its soundtrack alone, it's definitely an interesting game.

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Post by I am nobody » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:31 pm

The drink mixing is the weakest part and you miss content if you mess it up, though, so it's definitely a walkthrough game.

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Post by smol Kat » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:33 pm

I mean, I'd like to think my drink-mixing skills are pretty good. But boo at missing content if you beans something up.
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Post by Apiary Tazy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:24 am

Day 4: Saint Barbara

The patron of artillerymen and miners, Barbara was supposedly born to the pagan Dioscorus in the 7th century and protected from the world because she was locked in a tower. However, the beauty of the world convinced her that the idols she was made to worship were merely from human hands and started to believe in a true god, one that she decided to keep her virginity for. When her father gave up on hiding her, she refused the idea of marriage and instead spent time with Christian maidens. However, evenutally Dioscorus learned that she refused his faith and flew into a rage, torturing her then sending her to the prefect of the city for further torturing. Eventually she was led to a public square and beheaded personally by her father. Shortly thereafter, he and the prefect were struck by lightning and turned to ashes. Although the story is contentious, objects belonging to her currently rest in Kiev at the St. Vladimir Cathedral to commemorate her existence.

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Copy Kitty

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Perfect For:
- Kirby fans that want more explosions in their experience.
- Your half-brother that is like "only 3d games are good"
- Anyone that needs to destroy the world and everything inside.

What You Need: A Computer

It's important to train your skills in order to improve. It's the only way to get better, naturally. Whether its writing, running, saying the alphabet backwards, or... well anything. You gotta work for it! And its gonna take some time before you're any good. It's worth it though, as you'll be totally cool for doing it. Let's celebrate your new skills with Copy Kitty. Destroy!

It's Boki's birthday and Uncle Savant has a gift for her. As an Entama, she has a great potential but no real way to safely practice with it and so Savant has given her a training program to help her get stronger. What follows is a scenario made to test Boki's limitations on her path to having some level of fun. As for Copy Kitty, it's a game made of bite-sized stages filled with enemies. Boki has to kill the labeled enemies to pass each stage with a little star for doing so without damage. The extra hook, however, is that defeating enemies causes them to spit out elements for Boki to absorb and it replaces her gun. Then using two of these elements and a single modifier on top of that, you can make a number of combinations that cause all sorts of damage to the stage and enemies. With the ability to play as Boki and Savant, hard mode, and a survival mode it's a novel title with tons to play with. Experiment, because you never know what'll work for you!

Meanwhile, we're putting in the trash...

Mighty No. 9

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- The entire Megaman fanbase.
- Anime fans on prom night.
- Robots.

What Runs It: Computer, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbone

So, remember when I said that there was a time Megaman had no games coming out? Yeah, that's partially because Keiji Inafune dropped all his projects one day and left to make his own company. In the belief that the game industry was leaving Japan behind, he decided that the west was the future and made a kickstarter to make a spiritual successor to Megaman, putting those ideas to the test. Then it missed every date it set for itself, stumbled out of the gate, barely worked, and Inafune is now known for all of Capcom's bad decisions during the last generation. Now he's made a mobile phone game's plot that was so despised its creators got rid of it for something else. It's probably better than nothing though.

Robots have gone amok all over the United States! It's some guy's fault and all of Beck's siblings except for one are causing trouble. Go Beck! Save them or something. Mighty No. 9 is, to no one's surprise, a Megaman style game. Eight stages you can pick at any time and get weapons to use on other bosses. Some are good, some are bad. Might No. 9's big deal, however, is the ability to absorb enemies after damaging them; A system that is meant to encourage speed runs. However, in practice you'll probably smack into another enemy and fall to your death or be force to do so multiple times against bosses in order to keep them from healing all your damage back up which isn't fun. Mighty No. 9 takes the worst parts of NES style platform games, more or less made to mess with one's preconceptions like they're a joke. Bosses have instant kill attacks, no one shuts up, people barely express themselves, there's a level where you play as Beck's sister but nothing mechanic wise is changed so her weaker abilities are a pain to go through. Oh, and has a multiplayer mode that doesn't work. Honestly, if it wasn't for games like Bloodstained, this game would have killed crowdfunding for games now and forever. And that's probably worse than nothing at all.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:30 am

Do you write professionally? You should.

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Post by Apiary Tazy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:04 am

I'm working on it :p

Day 5: Crispina

A wealthy roman woman in Thagara, Africa. She was a wife with several children. When brought to the proconsul and ordered to sacrifice to the gods she declared that she would honor only one God. She was threatened with death, yet she declared that she only cared for what happened to her soul and how it would be treated in the afterlife. For this she was ridiculed, her head was shaved, however was more than happy to offer her neck for her beheading which occurred on December 5th 304 A.D. She would later be given her place in history by Augustine of Hippo who called her a rich woman delicately nurtured by God yet strong in her convictions.

Let us begin this feast with...

Lemmings 2: The Tribes

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Perfect For:
- If you played Lemmings recently and want more.
- Your mother who loves puzzles.
- Conservationists. This one's for you.

What You Need: Amiga, MS-DOS, Mega Drive, SNES, Game Boy, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, FM Towns

Remember Lemmings? Well, I'm sure you might. One of the most popular puzzle games centered on leading a group of creatures from one side of the map to another though these Lemmings are kind of stupid so you pretty much have to babysit all of them. And obviously, Lemmings is successful because there's a Lemmings 2. Take that Monopoly, you're never gonna recover from this one.

There are twelve lemming tribes on various islands living in peace when an ancient prophecy starts coming to pass of a darkness coming to wreck some land. The only way to escape is by getting off the island with the power of the Lemming Talisman which is currently in twelve pieces on each Lemming tribe's island. So a race to the center of each island begins and this leads into the good old Lemming gameplay. But, much like most sequels, there's more to do then there was in the last Lemmings, and that game had a lot to do in it if you were willing. Now there are fifty one different types of Lemming though you will only have eight of a time in each stage at your disposal. Each island is divided into ten levels and you can access any island at any time, meaning if you get stuck somewhere just go to another island and deal with that one later. Each one gives you a group of types to change Lemmings into which will then give them something unique. Flamethrowers, bombs, Super Lem, it's all there for you! There is a practice mode if you get lost in the new mechanics and you very well might need them. Each level gives you a percentage of Lemming you need to complete the level with before the next one is accessible but the amount you save are kept from level to level and the type of ending you get depends on keeping as many alive as possible to the end. It's an expert class on easy to understand yet hard to master level design. Just enough to get someone into it, which is necessary for a puzzle game. It's that sort of idea that helps Lemmings stand the test of time.

Meanwhile we leave behind...

Clive Barker's Jericho

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- Rainbow Six Enthusiasts.
- Followers of every faith imaginable.
- If brown is your least favorite color.

What Runs It: Computer, XBox 360, and PS3

It's the end of the world as we know, it's the end... and I'm not fiiiiiine. So, Clive Barker a writer who dabbles in theater, TV, movies, and video games. He made Hellraiser and Candyman, and a few other things, but has sort of gone off the grid after 2009. I'm not gonna say that this game is at fault because it released in 2007, but he probably had the most trouble with video games and this being bad might be a symptom of it all.

As part of Jericho Squad, Captain Devin Ross leads a group of cranky individuals to the city of Al-Khali in order to stop someone from unleashing God's first really upset creation: The Firstborn. It's not long before Devin Ross is killed but his unique powers allow him to stay around as a spirit that can possess the other members. This is the crux as each person has unique abilities that can be used for fights and running around. You can jump to each person as you wish while they spend most of the game one bad word away from turning on each other. Meanwhile, a bland area full of dumb monsters is laid out before you matching the intelligence level of your teammates. What this results in is you picking whoever is best used to keep the others standing and fighting and not any personal preference in ability. For most, it is a generic experience and regardless of how you feel about the story, the game it centers around is far too bland to justify it which is unacceptable for any game worth its weight in gold. Or sins, I guess. Whichever one you can use for your own purposes.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:03 am

Hell yeah. Lemmings is where it's at.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:46 pm

I've never been into Lemmings, and was actually disappointed the Mario & Donkey Kong series went in a similar direction.

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Re: 31 Days of Games You Might Be Interested or Disinterested in! 2019

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Post by Apiary Tazy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:37 am

Day 6: Saint Aemilianus

A physician from 5th century A.D., Aemilianus was also a confessor for his faith. He lived within the Vandel Kingdom of North Africa under king Huneric, stuck within Africa's persecution of the Arians while Christiany argued over whether The Son was the same as The Father, made like The Father, or just a man. During this, Aemilianus refused to convert to Arianism, so they reacted in a calm and rational manner by flaying him alive causing his death in 484 A.D.

Let us begin this feast with...

AI: The Somnium Files

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Perfect For:
- Those skilled with timed missions.
- Otaku
- Lucid dreamers that are also detectives.

What You Need: A PS4, Switch, or a Steam client.

Dreams are generally hard to parse. Part of it pulls from your psyche or whatever was recently on your mind, and mixes it with your subconsciousness creating something completely by accident. However, there is a way to practice the act of lucid dreaming in order to explore the depths of one's subconscious knowingly. Mostly to fill out a dream journal, but whatever. It's uncharted territory and therefore open season for media to explore. So let's look a game that does that...

A murder occurs at the park, the victim being a woman who has gotten her eye gouged out. For this, Kaname Date is called. When he arrives at the park, it doesn't take him long to recognize the victim but to also hear a noise inside the merry-go-round the body is on. Inside the center column is a little girl carrying a bloody ice pick, and from there the mystery begins! The game is centered into a real world "Day" part, and a Somnium part. During the day, you go around to different places, investigate, talk to people, and make decisions that will determine what path the game will take all the while avoiding danger from various sources. Then you get someone and using the Psync System you dive into their consciousness to solve puzzles and search for the truth in their mind. Each puzzle has a time limit of six minutes after which you get a game over. It's a very unorthodox game, so if that's what you're looking for, this is meant for you. Just don't take too long to decide.

Oh this was thrown away? Better leave it here.

Lunar: Dragon Song

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Not For:
- Lunar Fans.
- Impatient people.
- If you would like experience, money, and an item.

What Runs It: Nintendo DS.

It may be hard to remember, but there was a time when all but a few RPG franchises turned into mush for some reason. If the companies that held them didn't go out of business, they proceeded to eat poo then throw everything under the carpet in the hopes of forgetting these games existed. For instance? Lunar! A solid RPG franchise on the Sega CD has been sentenced to rereleases of the first two games now and forever. Then again, if you present people with something like this game, it's no wonder no one does anything more.

A thousand years before the first game, a group known as the Vile Tribe are working to use the Goddess Althena's power for their own benefit. It's up to one Jian Campbell and whoever he finds on the way to put an end to their schemes! ...So this game struggles, not with the hardware, but because its a game that doesn't need to be on the DS yet is there anyway. It also has a ton of weird mechanics that one can only guess were a test for something but are also all bad and make a bad game. Running consumes Hp everywhere, you have to choose between items or experience from a fight meaning you have to switch between them, everything scales up in power with you, there's treasure chests that only open when you defeat enemies that you have to face one after another on a timer, running from battle is triggered by the microphone... Yech. It all ruins the experience and not worth your time. At least there's the two earlier games. You can't ruin the past at least.

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