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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Omerta Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:33 pm

Finally had time to nail one down this year.

1. The Last of Us - PS3 - January 16

I have a weakness for zombie and post-apocalyptic narratives, so I've been chomping at the bit to grab this one and give her a go once the price dropped into cheapskate-ish territory.

It was a very good game, but I don't feel like it quite lived up to the hype.

The story is one of the best of recent memory just barely behind The Walking Dead Season 1 in my opinion. The presentation is stellar, constantly making you feel like you're in a big budget action flick.

The game play is what fell short of my expectations. It's wonderful for the first couple of hours, but the swapping between boosting Ellie over ledges and doing some Solid Snake action is all it ever amounts to.

Like I said though, it's a great game and I'm glad I played it.


I did pick up the Uncharted Trilogy on PS3 a while back and have yet to play it. Seems like it's a one long big flashy movie as well. Anybody got a quick and dirty rundown of the similarities between them and TLoU?

Might make it easier to decide when (if ever) I want to play them...
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Stark Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:36 pm

Omerta wrote:Finally had time to nail one down this year.

1. The Last of Us - PS3 - January 16

The DLC, Left Behind, is amazing and a great addition to the story if you want a little more from that universe.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Omerta Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:01 pm

^ I'm tempted, but I think I'll wait a couple of years for the PS4 hard copy to hit rock bottom and revisit the game all together.

I usually wait for AAA titles to release a physical definitive version with the DLC. (TLoU was an exception because I don't plan to get a PS4 for a long time.) I'm paranoid that my hard drives will die the second that PS3 and 360 consoles lose online support.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by isiolia Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:07 pm

Omerta wrote:I did pick up the Uncharted Trilogy on PS3 a while back and have yet to play it. Seems like it's a one long big flashy movie as well. Anybody got a quick and dirty rundown of the similarities between them and TLoU?

Might make it easier to decide when (if ever) I want to play them...


The Uncharted games run more towards a big budget action movie, so they're quite a bit different in tone. The gameplay puts a lot less emphasis on stealth and close quarters combat as well. It's largely a third person cover shooter, punctuated with climbing and the occasional puzzle.
If you're not real sold on the series, maybe just try the second one. The first one is a little clunky in comparison to 2 & 3, and 3 is just not quite up there with 2 I think. While there is a running story, it's nothing you can't easily pick up on.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Hobie-wan Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:42 pm

J T wrote:How does one know when they have beaten The Stanley Parable? I had fun with it and saw a bunch of endings, but as the game load screen says "the end is not the end is not the end is not..."


Just whenever you think you're done. You could look up and make sure you've gotten all the endings if you can't think of anything different do do. You could get all the achievements (kind of). You could play it a ridiculously long time like I did. *shrug*
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by J T Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:29 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:
J T wrote:How does one know when they have beaten The Stanley Parable? I had fun with it and saw a bunch of endings, but as the game load screen says "the end is not the end is not the end is not..."


Just whenever you think you're done. You could look up and make sure you've gotten all the endings if you can't think of anything different do do. You could get all the achievements (kind of). You could play it a ridiculously long time like I did. *shrug*


Maybe it's kind of a meta-statement that the only way to beat The Stanley Parable is to walk away from the computer and stop pressing buttons.

But then I'm sort of playing The Stanley Parable in real life. So really, there is no way to beat the game because you are always playing it.

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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Hobie-wan Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:57 pm

J T wrote:*some stuff*


So JT has probably taken the detour or the stair trip.
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by ExedExes Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:15 am

*NEW* 1. Call of Duty United Offensive Expansion Pack (PC)

My first clear of 2015 was a pickup I got last month. It expands on the original COD with the same 3 Allied country perspectives (American, British, Russian) and of course all the drama, grit, weapons, and frustrations of the original game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:00 am

:lol: http://steamleft.com/

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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by J T Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:47 am

A Wolf Among Us (01/03/15)
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ (All courses S ranked on 01/08/15)
Distance (beta 3315, 01/11/15)
Shantae: Risky's Revenge- Director's Cut (01/16/15)
Sega Bass Fishing (01/17/15)

I don't know why this was fun, but it was. I guess because it was short and silly. I played through all the stages in under an hour and caught a 20.1 lb bass that put me in the number one spot on the leaderboard. Are you supposed to 1CC bass fishing games to consider them beat? Because I continued 3 or 4 times. :lol: I like how different lures require different gameplay maneuvers to make them attract fish. It's a stupid game, but clever in taking a simple subject (fishing) and finding a way to add enough variety and excitement that the game isn't nearly as dull as you would expect. I got this as part of a Dreamcast pack and it was a fun little diversion for a few minutes. The funniest part is, I'm a vegetarian and I have no desire to fish in real life.
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