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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:44 am

noiseredux wrote:24. Her Story (PC)

my wife and I just spent our night playing through Her Story together. And talking about it. What a brilliant game! To the point where at the end we were like "it's not even about beating the game.... you care about the story. You want to know what happened and WHY.

Her Story is the best $6 game released in 2015.
Her Story is the best FMV game ever made.

We've already downloaded the Idle Thumbs spoilercast episode to listen to tomorrow morning.

Just wow. The acting! The writing! The fact that you're given a glorified Win95 desktop to explore - there's even a crappy puzzle game in the recycle bin. The fact that some random folk tune gave me goosebumps.

There were so many moments of pure "OMG!" in this game. We'd run a clip barely a minute long and stare at each other with mouths and eyes wide open.

Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant.

Play it, y'all.


It really is spectacular and brilliantly executed. Absolutely one of my favorite games this year to be sure! Stark and I were just talking about our experiences with it in chat and would love to talk about it next time I see you on steam or in chat. We can't talk about it here, even in spoiler tags, because it really is a very naturally flowing experience that I feel can't be risked to be spoiled.

How you reach these epiphanies and realizations is different for everyone. Theories about the ubiquitous, but vague clues are abound and unique for everyone. Stark and I were going over our findings and talking about whether certain things were true or not. Such a fascinating game that was played out spectacularly.

One thing this game does teach you is the power of FMV in conveying emotion. I have always been of the belief that a real person can make you feel something far stronger than a computer animated character. It is really difficult and expensive to make these models and try and make them as close to human beings as possible. The closest I think they have gotten to really make you pick up human body language was LA Noir and what happened with that technology? Gone!

Why do we spend millions of dollar on Virtual Kevin Spacey when could just have FMV Kevin Spacey!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:48 am

Y'all have me intrigued! Will download and try out this weekend...
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:50 am

dsheinem wrote:Y'all have me intrigued! Will download and try out this weekend...


Bust out a pen and a pad of paper! Hadn't had to take notes in a modern game. So refreshing! I set my notes up by category and event. Found a new event, added a new box with key words to look up related to the event. Was so much fun!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by noiseredux Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:51 am

dsheinem wrote:Y'all have me intrigued! Will download and try out this weekend...


it's really, really impressive. Like my wife told me this morning she had trouble falling asleep last night cuz she was just thinking about the game. It's a really haunting experience.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Luke Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:05 am

BogusMeatFactory wrote:
Bust out a pen and a pad of paper!


This sounds incredible.

I hope the game will run on an old Dell laptop with Windows XP.

Loved writing notes down on paper when playing Sherlock Holmes on the Sega CD, so this sounds right up my alley.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by noiseredux Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:23 am

Luke wrote:I hope the game will run on an old Dell laptop with Windows XP.


how old?

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows XP+
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 512MB
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by fastbilly1 Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:10 pm

Just finished Warhammer 40k Storm of Vengeance and I highly do not recommend it to anyone. Five lane RTS for smart phones labeled as tower defense. There are only about half a dozen strategies and it has an exceptionally contrite plot. But since I hate myself, I also beat the other campaign (both Dark Angels and Ork). Luckily, I went in knowing that it was going to be a subpar game, then played through all of it in a two day training session I had to take a second time thanks to my boss losing my file.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:11 pm

Her Story looks cool. I'll grab the GOG version eventually.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:01 pm

Games Beaten 2015
First 50 of the year:
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call - 3DS
A Bird Story - PC
Quake - PC
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - PS4
Quake: Scourge of Armagon - PC
Quake: Dissolution of Eternity - PC
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis - NDS
Painkiller - PC
Gungrave: Overdose - PS2
Adventure -Atari 2600 (PS2)
Auto Racing - Intellivision (PS2) [1979]
Boxing - Atari 2600 (PS2) [1980]
The Count - TI99/4A (emulated) [1981]
Dragonstomper - Atari 2600/Starpath Supercharger (emulated) [1982]
Enduro - Atari 2600 (PS2) [1983]
Diablo III - PS4
Front Line - Atari 2600 (emulated) [1984]
Gertie Goose - The Lost Eggs - C64 (emulated) [1985]
Ocean Commander - Wii
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - PS2
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - PS4
Mortal Kombat: Deception - PS2
The Order: 1886 - PS4
The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo - PC
Grab Them By The Eyes - PC
Growl - PS2/Arcade
Hydlide - NES [1986]
Ikari Warriors - NES [1987]
Jonah Barrington's Squash - C64 (emulated) [1988]
Steel Diver - 3DS
Super Mario 3D World - - Wii U
Quake II - PC
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - PS4
Kung Fu Louie vs. The Martial Art Posse - PC [1989]
Loom - PC [1990]
Metroid II: Return of Samus - GB [1991]
Ninja Commando - - Arcade (MAME) [1992]
Tennis in the Face - Vita
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - PS4
Quake II: The Reckoning - PC
Injustice: Gods Among Us - PS4
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry - PS4
Infamous: First Light - PS4
Race the Sun - PS4
Mad Riders - PS3
Destiny: House of Wolves - PS4
Escape Goat 2 - PS4
Tower of Guns - PS4
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - PC
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars - PS3

NotGTAV - - PC
Flower - PS4
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture- PS4
Towerfall - PS4
Cyberbots - PS1
Battletoads (Arcade) - Xbox One
Forza Horizon 2 presents Fast and Furious - Xbox One
Gunman Clive 2 - 3DS *new*
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions - Vita *new*

Total: 59


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Gunman Clive 2 is even better than the first game, and the series and its protagonist are easily the best Nintendo-developed exclusives of at least the past decade, if not longer. There were a few punishing levels and a tough boss fight or two, but those slaps in the face were made up for by some levels that reminded me of Space Harrier and some levels that had me riding pandas, dinosaurs, and other unusual creatures. I'd love for Clive to get a big adventure on the Wii U :shock:

I took down the "Adventure" mode in Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, which was no trivial task. I like this genre and GW is probably my second favorite series inn the genre after Super Stardust, but the requirements for some of the levels in this one ("Endurance" and the final boss "Topaz" especially come to mind) are quite punishing. When I look back at the list of titles I beat this year, this one will likely be one of the toughest 8) A great game, and plays like a dream on the Vita.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Stark Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:11 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Her Story looks cool. I'll grab the GOG version eventually.

Yes, everyone should play Her Story, it is excellent.
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