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Stg-Flame

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Trying to start up Rogue Legacy 2, but I'm not feeling it yet. So far it's very similar to the first game and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
 

Stg-Flame

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January - Chasm, Black Mesa, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE
February/March/April - Skyrim, Skul: The Hero Slayer,
April/May - Battlechasers: Nightwar, Vampire Survivors

Que the shocked noise because I played an Early Access game and 100% it already (despite there being quite a lot of content).

After Battlechasers, I needed something fast-paced and laid back and that's how I found Vampire Survivors. This game is stuffed full of throwbacks to earlier Castlevania games so anyone familiar with those will notice a lot of familiar things but the game itself is an auto-battler in that all you need to do is move your character around. Sometimes that's easier said than done as the enemy spawns are directly tied to the timer in the level. Every minute the enemy waves will change, but it's not some mobile game knockoff because there's actually quite a bit of depth to the game at the moment. There's 20+ different weapons to choose from, 80 different unlocks, 24 different characters, and 7 different stages. Each stage has a unique theme to it with various other hidden aspects within that all provide different ways to unlock more weapons, characters, items, etc.

However, the only thing that people need to know about this game is that it's only $3 on Steam. For just $3, I played over 20 hours. The game is fun with a great soundtrack and the developers are constantly adding new things to the game. There's also quite a few hidden unlocks that took some time to figure out.

Still working on Rogue Legacy 2, but this was a great change of pace when I just wanted to unwind.
 
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GodisanAtheist

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Completed the Light World in Super Meat Boy, along with a bunch of levels from the Dark World and Cotton Alley.

My hands can only cramp up so much, I'm considering the game beaten and moving it to the completed category.

Game is basically free-base platformer, and exactly that habit forming. Easy to love and hard to walk away from, but I'm quitting you Super Meat Boy.
 

Stg-Flame

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January - Chasm, Black Mesa, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE
February/March/April - Skyrim, Skul: The Hero Slayer,
April/May - Battlechasers: Nightwar, Vampire Survivors, Rogue Legacy 2

Any fans of the first Rogue Legacy should already know about this one. It's essentially the first game but with a new story that connects to the first game in a weird way, but it's best to think of this game as just an expansion. That's not necessarily a bad thing because it's basically the first game but with a ton of new content. At least 12 new bosses (not counting the different variants), new classes, new biomes, new spells, etc. I will say that I'm only on NG+1 and from what I've read, to see the true ending, you'll need to hit at least NG+9 which actually wouldn't be too difficult to achieve. I can't remember the first game since it's been so long since I last played it, but with RL2, when you complete the final boss, you get the option to tailor your NG+ through a myriad of different ways. You can make enemies stronger, tankier, more in number, you can make the castle larger, as well as about 15 other options to choose from on top of another 15 or so that are still locked until you get to higher NG+ levels. It definitely has a lot more depth than the first game.

My biggest (and only) gripe with the game is how little gold you make on a normal run and that if you want to get your upgrades, you need to gimp yourself by using heirs with traits that give +gold%. Again, it's not exactly a bad thing since not all gold traits are negative ones, but the upgrades skyrocket in price to the point that you're going to be running through the game hundreds of times if you want to get even half of them maxed.
 

JujuFish

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Completed the Light World in Super Meat Boy, along with a bunch of levels from the Dark World and Cotton Alley.

My hands can only cramp up so much, I'm considering the game beaten and moving it to the completed category.

Game is basically free-base platformer, and exactly that habit forming. Easy to love and hard to walk away from, but I'm quitting you Super Meat Boy.
I installed Super Meat Boy to see where I left off the last time I played (2012 according to Steam), and my save was gone. Must have been pre-Steam Cloud. Oh well.
 

GodisanAtheist

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I installed Super Meat Boy to see where I left off the last time I played (2012 according to Steam), and my save was gone. Must have been pre-Steam Cloud. Oh well.
- Its like 2.5 hours to complete the entire lightworld except for Omega, second the last level. That's like another 2.5 hours on its own. By the time you reach Cotton Alley even those levels don't seem that bad thanks to all the mad skilz you have by that point.
 

Stg-Flame

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I take it back what I said about Rogue Legacy feeling like an expansion. There's so much extra stuff once you hit NG+ that it's well past the "expansion" label. Any fans of the Rogue Legacy series definitely needs to get this game and considering how much more content is left after you beat the game the first time, I'll likely throw it back up on my list again. It feels like only about 25% of the game is completed after the first boss clear.
 

GodisanAtheist

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I can't do it guys, C&C 4 sucks too much, its just miserable trying to play for the sake of completing the game. Gonna pause my run there and go to something I'm sure I'll enjoy: Dishonored Death of the Outsider...
 

Artorias

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I've gone through exactly zero games in my backlog this half year. :D

I should probably finish God of War, and Elden Ring that I started this year. I guess they count as backlog now haha.
 

sdifox

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Witcher 3 and Borderland 3 have been sitting on my ssd since nov 2019 and I haven't got very far. Just not motivated. On the other hand I have played through Outer Worlds a few times.
 

sdifox

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I've gone through exactly zero games in my backlog this half year. :D

I should probably finish God of War, and Elden Ring that I started this year. I guess they count as backlog now haha.
I installed GoW and then deleted it after a few missions. Too boring.
 

Artorias

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I installed GoW and then deleted it after a few missions. Too boring.
I was actually enjoying it quite a lot. I needed a break from gaming and left it at a good spot, kind of like an intermission that old movies had.
 

Stg-Flame

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January - Chasm, Black Mesa, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE
February/March/April - Skyrim, Skul: The Hero Slayer
April/May - Battlechasers: Nightwar, Vampire Survivors, Rogue Legacy 2
May/June - UnMetal

If anyone is familiar with the UnEpic/Ghost 1.0 games, you'll have an idea as to what you should expect from this game as Francisco's games always have a really unique feel to them. UnMetal is basically an incredibly (and I don't use this lightly) hilarious spin on the Metal Gear Solid series. You play as a civilian, Jesse Fox, who was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit and has to escape from a terrorist military complex in the style of older MGS games. The game's story is centered around a flashback sequence with Jesse being interrogated by the "allies" as he recalls his heroic escape. It plays very much like the original MGS in the isometric view and focuses heavily on stealth and being creative with your approach to many scenarios. It took me less than ten hours to complete it and with the current price tag, I'm actually going to say it's worth it just for the quality of the game (plus I actually helped Francisco beta test his first game UnEpic back when it was only available via e-mailing him so I don't mind paying full price). To anyone who loves the MGS series, I highly recommend this game. Phenomenal voice acting, gameplay is excellent, and the amount of bullshit encounters in this game is very limited (looking at you Nuclear Submarine).

Edit: I don't think I stressed it enough how funny most of the dialogue is in this game. Just the way the story is told along with some of the interactions made me pause the game a number of times simply because I was laughing too hard to actually play the game.
 
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GodisanAtheist

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Got my repeated crashing issues with Death of The Outsider sorted out (Turned off dynamic resolution, turned on bordless window mode rather than fulls screen). Some questionable design decisions but as I get used to Billie Lurk's powers it's starting to feel like a solid addition to the series.

Started playing Gris in the meantime. Beautiful game, ultra chill, really enjoying it's gentle tone and pace.
 

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