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VOODOO85

@KilloWertz Halo CE was amazing 20 years ago. Playing an FPS on console (i know it wasn't the first) and in co-op was a great experience. I know some levels were frustrating even back then (library for example) but it was the joy of playing through this great looking game with a friend that elevated it so much for me

Me and a friend completed the whole thing one weekend on launch week, playing all through the night on the Friday that i got the console - great memories

However, i can see how playing it in 2022 is a lot different experience

VOODOO85

KilloWertz

@LtSarge Thanks. I have no idea when it will be with the PS5 being the priority for me right now with Horizon Forbidden West coming out and me playing Horizon Zero Dawn too, but someday.

I do look forward to it though as that game was the reason why I bought an Xbox. It was more for the multiplayer, but still, I'm sure the campaign is better than Halo CE even today.

@VOODOO85 I have no doubt it was amazing 20 years ago. That is why I said I wish I could have went back in time to play it then rather than today.

The current Game Club game here (Mirror's Edge) is another example of some seeming to feel a game hasn't aged well that was a great experience when it was released. At least for me as I remember it being one of my favorite games on the 360, with only near the end of the game being a bit frustrating if I remember correctly.

The original Assassin's Creed would be another example of a game I wish I had played back when it was released, as it has aged poorly enough for me that I gave up on it fairy early after it was remastered on the One X. I was excited to play it too after becoming a fan of the series after playing Syndicate and then the new trilogy (yes, I realize the games now are much different besides Syndicate).

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Balta666

I have started and finished the game with the biggest name aka "Record of Lodoss war - Deedlit in wonder labyrinth". It is a metroidvania in the style of Castlevania and a fairly shorts and simple game (only got stuck for a bit once) with two things that make it different (and interesting).
The first One is that you have a wind form and a fire form that you need to swap to hit different enemies but also because some parts it gets to be a bit of bullet hell and like ikaruga you are hit only by the opposite type (while it charges your MP on yours) and the second is that as you hit enemies you also charge your attacks up to 3 levels in each form (and go down one level when hit) but the best part is that on level 3 you start regaining health so there is a dance of swapping btw forma whenever you're hit so you manage to allways have one form on level 3 (it is quite cool!).
Basically this is a good one for one or two sittings (it took me about 5h to beat)

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Tasuki

Finished Lake this evening. It's a nice short game kind of like Firewatch. Basically you play a woman who comes to a small town for a week to take a temp job at the post office. You delivery mail throughout the day but you can also interact with the various people on your route and after your shift as well. You can date one of the towns people if you choose to as well. After the week you have a big decision to make.

It's not an overly deep game, it's rather short, six to seven hours long but it's a nice pallet cleanser game. It does have replay value to a point as you choose different choices each time you play so there's that.

It's a charming game to be quiet honest and as I said it's a great pallet cleanser after playing a deeper game. I quite enjoyed my time with the game.

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voxshrapnel

My two most recent completions are Guardians of the Galaxy and The Artful Escape.

Guardians of the Galaxy really impressed me, and I'm not a big Marvel fan. The writing was wonderful and I greatly enjoyed the Mass Effect-lite space travel and combat. I found the story to be pretty compelling and the voice acting and character animation made some scenes pretty moving. Playing it on the quality mode with ray-tracing meant it looked stunning, too.

The Artful Escape is basically a walking sim with Simon Says button prompts... yet it's awesome. There's so much imagination to the world, and I was hammering the capture button like no one's business throughout. There's a sense of self-discovery and overcoming to the story, which struck a chord (wahey) with me, too. It's pretty brief but highly recommended and it's made me commit to trying more indie games over the next year.

Got Sonic Generations lined up next, and it looks great with the recent upgrade.

Hope you all enjoy whatever it is you're playing at the moment!

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LtSarge

Just finished Renegade Ops on Xbox 360. Awesome game! I've had this one in my backlog since 2011 and over a decade later, I've finally finished it. When I first played it, I didn't think much of it as there were lots of games like this back then. But playing it ten years later when there are less of these games has made me enjoy it even more. It's been such a long time since I played a twin-stick shooter with arcade elements. It's simple, it's chaotic and it's so much fun. Highly recommend it!

I might purchase the DLC that comes with more levels since the base game was fairly short. There are only nine missions and you can finish the game in pretty much 3-4 hours. The DLC adds three more missions so I should be able to get another hour of enjoyment from it!

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Dusk_Actual

I rolled credits on the Halo Infinite campaign last week. I think with the campaign and all the multiplayer I've played I have like 60 hours or more into the game. I enjoy it quite a bit, but I already feel myself ready to put it down for a while.
Edit: last night (1/24/22) I rolled credits on Mario Kart 8 deluxe. Just the wimpy difficulty, but I was happy to get an entire run through all the courses nonetheless. Now I can shelve it until the wife and kiddo want to play.

Currently making my way through Warhammer Chaosbane.as a Witchunter… I ended up buying the Slayer Edition this past week for 12 bucks on Xbox. Worth it.

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LtSarge

I just finished Mass Effect Andromeda after 66 hours of playtime (clocking in at about 97% completion) and this was simply a brilliant game. It exceeded my expectations and proved to be a much better game than I thought. While I think Mass Effect 3 had a much better story, it also had a trilogy of build-up while Andromeda is a one and done game. Despite this, I think Andromeda is the best overall game that I've played in the series. It just improves upon so many things and I'll be touching upon them in my review: https://www.pushsquare.com/forums/retro_and_other_gaming/user...

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Dusk_Actual

Just watched credits roll on Lake. Good. Short. It’s length was what I liked most about it. Relaxing for sure though.

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VOODOO85

An oldie but one i had started years ago but just finished L.A Noire (XB360 release), i got my first achievement on the game back in May 2012 so almost 10 years to complete but got it done eventually

Have to say that it's still technically very impressive with the speech and facial qualities. It's dated graphically but i was actually able to lip read some parts and thats something i can't say about any other games off the top of my head.

As for the "game" itself, i enjoyed it and was intrigued by having to uncover the truth behind the overarching case and was glad that it was sometimes able to spin the crime in a way i didn't see coming. Like sometimes i'd see the crime scene and automatically make assumptions that i knew what had happened right away but then it turned out to be something else entirely and i liked that.

The driving mechanics were very flighty but i feel this was to give a sense of the game being set in the 1940's and the cars weren't going to be taking 90 degree turns at 100mph (not many cars were able to hit that speed anyway). And speaking of the setting, i loved the way the recreated that time frame with accents, peoples attitudes of the times, the cars, the architecture, the music etc

I would have liked them to have done a sequel to this back in the day but there's reasons why that didn't happen

Overall, a good game that i'm glad i went back to after all that time

VOODOO85

Krzzystuff

Just rolled the credits on the Hunk last night. It was an enjoyable game, nothing to long or too intense. Good game to just chill out with. Jumped into a Plagues Tale afterwards and really enjoying that so far, finished 4/17 chapters.

Krzzystuff

Xbox Gamertag: Krzzystuff

Tasuki

Finished my first play through of Mayhem Brawler the other night. I have to say I was impressed with the game overall. It's quite a good beat em up that I am sure flew under many people's radar. It's easy to see why with games like River City Girls and Streets of Rage 4 reading around the same time.

Mayhem Brawler is a very well polished beat em up that just felt good. The controls were responsive the artwork was beautiful and there are branching paths to increase the replayibility. The one negative thing I have to say is the levels seemed short. Three screens of enemies and your fighting the boss already, and there is only seven levels.

The asking price is $19.99 which given the length of the game feels a bit high I personally think a $14.99 asking price would have been better.

Overall if you are a fan of beat 'em ups than you would enjoy this, especially if your looking for something new. It's just slightly below SoR4 in my book but a solid game nevertheless.

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