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I completed Red Dead Redemption a week ago. While it’s hard not to appreciate Rockstar’s high production values and the refreshing approach to storytelling, I was quite mixed over the game. The game really felt like a western thanks to its scenery and soundtrack, but the fun was occasionally killed by Rockstar’s usual problems (or at least what I consider problems): repetitive missions, all characters are just slightly different sort of bastards and the way the main character ends up doing favors for all characters no matter what he actually says in the cutscenes. I also wasn’t that satisfied with the writing of the game although I have to give Rockstar its due for not taking the easiest way possible.

     
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millenia - 21 October 2013 11:48 AM

I’m sure that people that found the gameplay in Heavy Rain to be insufficient will think so here too. I was not bothered at all but I like games like this and To the Moon etc. I have to admit Dear Esther was a bit too lacking in gameplay even for me, but it wasn’t horrible or anything.

My spouse can’t stand games that have just a story and some roaming around and clicking a couple of things, to me the story has always been much bigger concern and it can seriously fix the weaker parts of the game. Though honestly I think the QTE style has worked rather well in Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. (In Fahrenheit the action scenes were horrible.)

I agree for Dear Esther. It was like just going around doing nothing, but what i realy like was the wrapped story and it was dificult for me to understand. Trying to understand what’s going on in the story gave me the feeling of urge to finish it. Visuals was beautiful, landscapes was breathtaking, the narator was calm and emotional. It’s not an ordinary game (some don’t call it a game) but it was fun experience to go through.

     
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Joined 2013-11-11

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just finished The Book of Unwritten Tales , awesome gamee Heart

     
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I just finished Legend of Kyrandia 2 - Hand of Fate. I’ve played it before, more than a decade ago, but this was the first time I’ve played it with voice acting. A fantastic experience, though a little obtuse at times. Not as good as the old LucasArts games, but a close second.

     

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Cornfed Pig: You parked in a handicapped zone.
Duckman: Who cares? Nobody parks there anyway, except for the people who are supposed to park there and, hell, I can outrun them anytime.

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i love kyrandia!  i just played 1 recently. your post makes me want to replay the zanthia story in ky2 Grin wow. what a cool thread, the last game i finalized was probably telltales back to the future… i enjoyed it. i dont get into the walking dead series really, but their bttf revamp was nostalgic and cool.

     
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Joined 2013-12-07

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Finally got around to Bastion and finished it the other day.  What a pleasant surprise, the game was much more enjoyable than I expected!  Smile

     
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Joined 2010-05-14

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Recently finished Secret Files: Sam Peters

Good

- Nice graphics and environments (Jungle)
- Sam is pretty cool, hope we see more of her
- Good voice actress
- Some decent puzzles (the code,etc)

Bad

- Too short
- Hardly any character interaction
- Easy rehash puzzles
- Generic story
- Cursing does not fit the game

I give the game a 5,5/10

     

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Joined 2014-01-02

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First post Smile

The last adventure game I finished was The Dream Machine (what’s finished at least) and it’s very good, interesting story, the art style is amazing and the atmosphere is soothing and somewhat creepy at the same time.

     
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I just finished “Nancy Drew Resorting to Danger” - an HOG game I got for 3 dollars from the clearance rack.

For 3 dollars it was OK.

     

I enjoy playing adventure games on handheld systems- PS VITA, Nintendo DS and ipad mini.

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Finished Don’t Drink the Pink

Very short but fun.

     
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The Unicated


Nice interface, easy to use. The twin system is great. Logical puzzles. Short Game.  Fun ending (also the end credits are great). Smile

     
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Just completed Thief 4

It was a really enjoyable return to the series, having played them in the late 1990’s.

Most enjoyable aspect was the nostalgic return of the premise, characters & stealing loot with some neat new updates.

Least enjoyable aspect was the technical issues i.e lag & NPC pathing etc…  linear areas to use gear i.e rope arrows & the accomplishments for play style approach were head scratching to figure out what actions effected each style. And i found myself worrying more about that at times than playing the game. Needed to be more simplistic.

4.5/5   Thumbs Up

     
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MGSV: GroundZeroes (PS3)


Pros

- Sick and Dark story(controversial stuff kojima wasnt kidding).
- Good Villian character development.
- Best gameplay of the series, fun and intense however AI was wonky at times.
- Music and Graphics are rad.
- Kiefer is not all bad, but somehow hard to distinguish Snakes voice from Millers.

Cons

- Good fix to ease waiting game of Real proper MGSV , but also makes it harder to wait.
- Complete ripoff, though it has good content still not worhty more than 20$,
  (30$ at max). Funny how people are paying even more than that.

     
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Wolfenstein

Pros

- Starbreeze guys disbanded to form New company and their wisdom shines
  through narrative. They have turned generic hero and IP in something memorable.
  Feeling of the talent that brought you Butcherbay and Darkness shines here too.

- Fun as hell FPS gameplay, thats a very difficult thing to pull off in saturated
  market, right balance of oldschool gameplay plus keeping it fresh with weapon addons.
  Core gameplay is too much fun.

- Game is long , some great levels, the f**king moon  in particular.

- Really solid VA, music and gun sounds.


Cons

- Idtech5 is hit and miss, on 360 there are many random bad textures.
- Moon level is short, wish outer Moon exploration segments were long.

9/10

Best AAA game of first half 2014.

     
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I just finished the PS4 version.

I wouldn’t rate it as highly as you,but it was a surprise. I was totally expecting the standard wolfenstein corridor shooter.  what I got was a lot more interesting. I didn’t expect as much sneaking in a run and gunner, dual welding every weapon was fun as hell, and a branching story….ok that last one was a tad generous.

However it was a well made fun ride with a bonkers plot and even better gameplay.

I would probably give it a solid 7 or 8.

     

An adventure game is nothing more than a good story set with engaging puzzles that fit seamlessly in with the story and the characters, and looks and sounds beautiful.
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