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January 27th, 2018, 22:40
So 14 games but only 5 on pc ?
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January 27th, 2018, 22:58
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So 14 games but only 5 on pc ?
Only 5 on PC with English translation (so far).
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January 29th, 2018, 15:24
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Which are more enjoyable the Trails in the sky series or Trails of cold series ? Also the series is 5 games right ?
Trails in the Sky is a trilogy, Trails of Cold Steel is 4 games. Trails in the Sky is a very different game than Trails of Cold Steel. I loved ToCS but I didn't care much for TitS. They happen in the same world but other than that they are not related. You may find a reference here or there in a book you read about something that happened in the other game but that's about it.
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January 29th, 2018, 16:11
Unlike wolfling I adored the first TitS. TitS2 however is more of the same, with same characters, same trashmobs, same locations, same everything, horrible, I suggest skipping it. Tits3 is again great.
I cared a lot about those two of three Tits games.

But I didn't care much for ToCS. It's a great game, honestly it is, but there is no "sauce" in the story. Because the overall game is great and honestly it's the best PC port I've seen in my life I'm buying it's sequel hoping the story matured.
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January 31st, 2018, 16:00
Bioshock infinite.I found this game quite a bit of fun. I had played it once before when it first came out but enough time had passed that I had forgotten the details. I won't go into details about the story which is fairly well developed. The gameplay is (imho) a typical shooter with a few twists but the package of a whole is a lot of fun with well develeoped maps et all.
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What I did play this time around was the DLC package. Burial at sea part1 didn't really grab me but part 2 is a fantastic exercise in stealth and highly recommended. Both are well narrated story with a bit of twist and whatever. Highly recommended (esp part 2).

The third dlc is just a series of round shooters. Nothing to see there
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February 6th, 2018, 00:23
I finished Ember this past weekend. Here’s my Steam review for anyone who might be interested in this one:

“Always on the lookout for RPGs, I picked Ember up a while back during a sale. I didn't expect much as the visuals and ui are vaguely reminiscent of a phone game. I guessed it was going to be pretty game without much depth which I could breeze through on some rainy weekend. I was pleasantly surprised to find a pretty damn good 30 hour long rpg which clearly was put together with quite a bit of love and attention to detail.

Pros:
Solid story and good soundtrack
Good graphics, reminded me of Torchlight
Very well written NPC dialogue
Books throughout world are actually enjoyable to read!
Seamless transition between zones with no loading screens
Very detailed and believable game world
Good challenge, even at later levels

Cons:
Initial loading from start menu takes a while…probably due to no loading between zones.
While I liked the graphics…some might find them a little too cartoonish
Wish they had included fishing/mining animations
Loot was good and plentiful…but felt a litle samey after a while
Crafting was thorough and servicable…but the crafting log being seperate from the actual crafting screen was annoying.

Verdict:
While not quite as deep as a Baldurs Gate or similar old school RPG, this one was actually significantly better than I expected. I was continually surprised at the clever little details and touches which the developer added throughout the game which made the world feel special. The writing was great and contained a lot of humorous and thoughtful dialogue. I spent about 30 hours going through the main story and enjoyed every minute of it. I got this on sale..but I feel there is plenty of value here to justify the full $10 asking price. This is a great game which may not be getting the attention it deserves from RPG fans. I definitely recommend giving it a chance!”
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February 6th, 2018, 00:48
I liked Ember a great deal and will likely replay it at some time in the future unlike some games say, like, Original sin two. I went into Ember with quite low expectations and was pleasantly surprised for the entire time that I played it.

I completed Willy Nilly Knight on Friday, it was really a fun game. Maybe a bit short, only took me twenty hours or maybe a bit less to play it through. If they do an expansion for it, I'd get it because the base game was fairly priced for the enjoyment it provided.
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February 6th, 2018, 01:53
Personally I thought Ember was a pile of shit (mostly due to horrible simplified mechanics; though the maps/story were 'ok'). Once I fully understood what had been implemented it became obvious why it was so cheap. Anyway each to their own; but I would rate it a 3 and while I finsihed the game I iwll never replay it.
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February 12th, 2018, 15:58
prey: I thought this game was very well done. It reminded me of a much longer much harder system shock (2). The story was reasonable; the presentation was reasonble. However (imho) it has some real balance issues (I played on normal).

You will die a *lot* and after a while it gets annoying. The mini-game (hacking) could use some adjustments but there are mods to make it easier (i did not use any mods).
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There are a few bugs (I could not complete the kirk remmer (sp) sub quest). I had one crash; and twice controls became 'wonky' and I had to save and restart to fix (not sure if this was due to clipping issue or something else).
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THe puzzles can be very difficult even with map markers (puzzles basically consist of go here and do that - whether it is retrieve an item or find a specific person).
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Character upgrades and enhancements were quite reasonable and very selective for at least 2/3 of the game (what I mean by selective is you can only make a few choices; you can't simply max out your character (ala elder scroll games). I think around 2/3 point I checked what my character build should have (must take options) and found i had 9 out of 10 and the 10th didn't interest me - so while my character was far from optimal (comment on constant dying); it was not totally lame. I did not use guids but i did google a bit when i had problems finding or reaching an objective (and some of the solutions were such that I would never have gotten them on my own (like break the ceiling).
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I don't like to recommend or not recommend games (unless they are total trash like ember ); but I do think this game is extremely well done.
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If I were making changes - there are a few plot holes I would fix or clean up and I would reduce damage you take (so you stop insta dying).
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Items were plentiful - oh one major hint:
watch the entire credit at the end - what comes after the credit is worth the price to admission (no clue if this depends on ending you pick as I only picked one ending for my play - but might do another from last save - haven't decided).
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While not the most enjoyable game I played in 2017 (ok ok it is 2018 but lets count it towards 2017); I think it is probably the best conceived game with regards to structure and objective.
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[edit] - you don't have to watch the entire credit - you can skip them via esc and still get the tidbit at the end.
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February 12th, 2018, 16:13
I thought Arkane did a masterful job with Prey too. Fun Game.
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February 12th, 2018, 17:02
It occurred to me this morning that I never spoke on finishing Elex, which I did at the end of January. Now, I remember not thinking much of the game at release, two friends at that time were playing it and told me I should really give it a shot.

So, I got it as either a birthday or Christmas gift in December, and gave it a go the next month. The first thing that made an impression on me was the inherent difficulty, or at least I found it quite hard, as I'm simply not the best at action types. I persisted, and the payoff was excellent.

My first stop was with the berserkers. Now, these folks are right up my alley, wearing their swords/hammers/pikes/lances right on their sleeves!! However, quite a few of them seem to believe in magic or some kinda hooey, and as I don't cotton finger-wigglers, eventually I went looking for new friends.

Next stop, the blatant criminal-types, the so called Outlaws. Now, these could have been my kind of folks as well, except they seem to have a penchant for mild-altering substances. Like the former clan, I did some work for them and eventually went looking for new friends once again, and found….the clerics.

Now, on paper these seemed the least likely group that I'd be affiliated with. Kidnapping folk, brainwashing them, that's just not cool in my book. But maybe in this world that's what is required, because this is the faction I eventually sided with.

The combat is tough, but the story makes it entirely worth slugging out. I had serious difficulty sticking with just a sword, but later on I worked a bow into my combat rotations, and that helped immensely. Softening up the opposition with a few arrows before kissing them with my blade was quite satisfactory.

For me, the only PB games that I found superior to this one was the very first Risen, and Gothic the second. Really, if you enjoy a mixture of sci fi and fantasy, Elex should be quite satisfying.
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February 12th, 2018, 23:20
Prey was one of the highlights of last year.

I played it without taking but 1 alien neuromod, to keep all the turrets on my side. They we good distractions and actually killed things. Fun to use them to set up ambushes.

Next time I would go full alien neuromods.
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