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Guess who forgot to post his gamepass stuff?
Yep that’s me.

But I also managed to reach 70% completed on steam!

70% (925/1328)
1% (14/1328)
0% (5/1328)
27% (359/1328)
2% (25/1328)

Okay Gamepass:

★★★★★
4/15
Xbox Game Pass

Okay, in general I wouldn't say this is a bad game.
I had quite a bit of fun with it,
but when a puzzle can soft lock your entire run and you have to restart halfway in, just cause you are stuck behind a puzzle?
That sucks big time.
After that I dropped the game and didn't pick it up again.


★★★★★
9/52
Xbox Game Pass

I finished one story run on the normal difficulty.
It feels like there is another ending to it, but I didnt bother to look for it.
In terms of gameplay it's fun, but nothing special, I wouldnt want to spend too much time on it.
So for the short while I played it, it was nice.


★★★★★
43/43
Xbox Game Pass

Damn this was fun!
I expected something like Pikmin, but was surprised with a 3D platformer.
The "Pikmin" are basically just abilities that help you in different ways to solve puzzles or platform around the area.
It's a really sweet mix of platforming, collecting and a touch of Pikmin.
The only tiny little -, it would have been nice if they would show missables with the goggles, but I managed to find everything naturally.


★★★★★
30/33
Xbox Game Pass

This one is hard to judge for me.
I had mixed feelings through the whole game.
I like the art and the setting, the whole beat'em up gameplay isnt really deep, the level up and equip mechanics are nice, it's a lot of repeating….
In the end I played through the whole game, I had fun, but it isn't that great of a game.
Probably more fun in co-op(offline only)


★★★★
17/35
Xbox Game Pass

This game is weirdly fun.
I was just curious but in the end I kept playing and playing.
Till I finished the first half of the story? I moved the whole way up, but didnt want to bother with moving back down.

It's one of those games I would say "try the demo", either you get stuck with it or you don't.


★★★★★
35/40
Xbox Game Pass

I had a blast with this!
The Tim Burton-ish setting is awesome, the story feels kind of unique, the gameplay is fun.
You have a sort of action based combat, but you draw your equipment as a type of consumable cards.
Stuff to collect, monster to fight, a story to enjoy with a good atmosphere!


A short one this time, since I was busy with other stuff.
Also Microsoft introduced Ubisoft games in Gamepass, now I have to handle the Ubi Launcher too!

★★★★★
UPlay
Xbox Game Pass

This was my first Assassins Creed….
I liked the Open World quests and exploration.
The Story and the environment was subpar for my taste.
But since I liked the gameplay in general, I have high hopes for Odyssey and Valhalla(which will hopefully arrive on steam)


★★★★
EA Play
Xbox Game Pass

Awesome music, awesome visuals, good gameplay.
The only thing I can complain about that some parts involve a bit of RNG, which can become frustrating if you have to try several times.
But overall an incredible game.
Just dont know if I would want to play Unravel 2 alone, considering that it's a coop focused game


Didnt write a post in a long time
so time to catch up!

★★★★
21/21
Xbox Game Pass

Nice relaxing adventure
nothing special
but short enough to be a pleasant experience


★★★★
7/11
Xbox Game Pass

I struggled more with this puzzle game, that I would like to admit
The game itself is decent.
Just not a big thing for me


★★★★★
25/25
Xbox Game Pass

I really enjoyed this time game!
I have no clue about Record of Lodoss War, so I cant say too much about the story.
Which I understood about it was okay.
But the gameplay is great.
Metroidvenia might be my favorite genre nowadays, and this game scratched all my itches.


★★★★
17/17
Xbox Game Pass

A Beautiful nature planet get's overtaken by a black slime called the gunk.
First half of the game you mostly run around sucking up the gunk, later there are some enemies you have to deal with.
Most of the time you platform, collect materials and enjoy the scenery
no goty, but an okay game for what it is


★★★★
10/10
Xbox Game Pass

Very creative puzzler with light platforming elements.
I got a lot more than I expected from it.
Solid game, if it fits your tastes


★★★★★
None
Xbox Game Pass

A very enjoable mix of platformer/metroidvenia and pokemon.
But sadly the last dungeon killed the fun due to an insane difficulty spike
I think they adjusted that a bit by now, but it was a pain for me.


★★★★
32/39
Xbox Game Pass

I am not a big fan of horror.
But this game builds a nice athmoshere without relying on jump scares or gore.
The story it tells is really interesting and till the very end hard to expect what happens.


★★★★★
34/43
Xbox Game Pass

I really enjoyed weeb souls.
Just in the later part of the game, the church area was such a labyrinth, it was a real pain.
If you like souls-likes, you should give this a try.


★★★★★
20/30
Xbox Game Pass

This is a pretty good roguelite.
You explore the almost never ending temple with a lot of monsters, bosses and nice mechanics
I didnt bother to go for the true ending
but I enjoyed the the trip to the normal ending.


★★★★
15/30
Xbox Game Pass

At first I was tempted to drop the game several times.
but due to my crave for metroidvenia games I eventually pulled through
and I would say the journey I got out of it was worth it.
The game is kinda weird, but if you give it a chance, its really worth it


★★★★★
31/33
Xbox Game Pass

This game is hard to describe
it's weird, it's fun and even more weird.
but it never gets boring due to the many forms you can change into and the many dungeons to explore


★★★★★
47/57
Xbox Game Pass

This was my first dragon quest game.
And I really enjoyed it.
It scratches every jrpg itch there is.
The game has what I always enjoyed about final fantasy.
It's a great jrpg, simple as that.


★★★★
10/23
Xbox Game Pass

This game is though, really though.
As I noticed how though the game is, I honestly turned the rookie mode on.
This made the game enjoyable, half of the skulls is useless, but when you get a good skull
Damn it makes fun to run around and kill the enemies.
it's also a roguelite game, so if you struggle and die, your next run wil be like 0,1% easier.


★★★★★
21/45
Xbox Game Pass

This game feels so much like Hades, its incredible
almost every aspect of the gameplay feels like hades.
Just the story and grahpics are different.
But damn, it feels like hades


★★★★★
15/50
Xbox Game Pass

For me, this was by far the weakest Yakuza
the jump from the remaked 2 to the remaster 3 was pretty rough
But the roughest part was the boring story.
It also makes no real diffrence for the whole thing called Yakuza

well….it was okay


★★★★★
5/47
Xbox Game Pass

A very refreshing up after the down I had from Yakuza 3
It nicely picks up all the previus yakuzas and answeres some open questions.
I also liked the new combat styles from the other characters.


★★★★
9/56
Xbox Game Pass

This one was pretty rough for me.
The first chapter was so slow and made it hard for me to enjoy it.
The start of the next chapter just continued to drag on but it got finally better when I reached the mountain area.
The third chapter was a real enjoyable breeze, the dancing that came and everything was super enjoyable.
the fourth chapter finally had some more action. Just hat new char was not really to my liking.
And well the final chapter……it was epic as usual

it's a yakuza game
it's good
but for me probably one of the worse one
…..I bet because it doesnt have enough majima


★★★★★
EA Play
Xbox Game Pass

For once I managed to find someone to play a coop game with (Hi Cat wave)

This game is a blast, good platforming, good puzzles. Funny story, very funny and good story.
It simply ticks all boxes.

Most puzzles are really focused to cooperate, so a voice chat is basically a must.

The only thing which was a bit of a bummer, that there was no option to turn off the split screen, which I would have preffered for over the net coop.


★★★★
5/21
Xbox Game Pass

Nice little puzzler in which you play with your perception to mostly change sizes of objects.


★★★★★
21/21
Xbox Game Pass

Gameplay is really nothing impressive here.
I considered dropping it twice in that short time of the game.
But the nice story and the voice acting actually made me pull through.

Would probably have worked better as audio book


★★★★
44/53
Xbox Game Pass

Ahhh yes Forza Horizon 5…..
I had a lot of fun with this game.
Didn't play racing games for a long time, but…
… if you look past the single player expierence, the multiplayer is sadly still riddled with bugs.
The season list is also still riddled with bugs

I finished all the base races and the "story" and counted the game completed for me.
Kinda sad they have such a big problem with bugs.


★★★★
7/30
Xbox Game Pass

This one was hard to gauge for me.
Everyone compared it to paper mario, but the only paper mario I played was origami king.
And the combat and simliar had nothing in common with it.

I guess I lacked nostalgia for that part.
it was still a good and fun turn based RPG with reaction/tming based attacks.
The story overall was nice but took too long to get interesting,
but I would not rate it 5/5.
Still good though


★★★★★
22/55
Xbox Game Pass

KIRUI-CHAN! MAJIMAAAAA!

I really had a blast with all 3 Yakuza games, sadly I skimmed through the side quests and ignored the minigames since I was on a timer.
All 3 games are leaving gamepass this month so I tried my best to finish them in time (which I did)

But the main story and the side quests I played were super interest and fun, especially majima is always good for a laugh.
The combat was varried and fast enough to keep it interesting enough

All good games


★★★★★
23/55
Xbox Game Pass

(copied from Yakuza 0)
KIRUI-CHAN! MAJIMAAAAA!

I really had a blast with all 3 Yakuza games, sadly I skimmed through the side quests and ignored the minigames since I was on a timer.
All 3 games are leaving gamepass this month so I tried my best to finish them in time (which I did)

But the main story and the side quests I played were super interest and fun, especially majima is always good for a laugh.
The combat was varried and fast enough to keep it interesting enough

All good games


★★★★★
32/59
Xbox Game Pass

(copied from Yakuza 0)
KIRUI-CHAN! MAJIMAAAAA!

I really had a blast with all 3 Yakuza games, sadly I skimmed through the side quests and ignored the minigames since I was on a timer.
All 3 games are leaving gamepass this month so I tried my best to finish them in time (which I did)

But the main story and the side quests I played were super interest and fun, especially majima is always good for a laugh.
The combat was varried and fast enough to keep it interesting enough

All good games


★★★★★
5/26
Xbox Game Pass

I am really split on this one, it's a nice game.
But it just so happens to release with really simliar games and just can't measure up to, for example, Hades.
I think my biggest problem was to stay interested in the game.
The Game barely has any story and that does not help.


★★★★★
12/12
Xbox Game Pass

This game is an awesome adventure!
Not much to say here without spoiling anything.
A little bit of platforming, a little bit of "simon says" and a lot of epical astro music


★★★★
34/48
Xbox Game Pass

I really loved the trun based combat on this one
I would have enjoyed a bit more story in total
But how the combat played out with the skills and breaking the enemies and all was awesome
Didn't expect such a challenge from the final boss though.


★★★★
-
Xbox Game Pass

Sadly the achievements for this game are broken.
The game were fun but, especially riding doggy!
But it got a bit worse cause how the wall jump is done.
Would have loved more levels with the dog though.


★★★★
76/88
Xbox Game Pass

Awesome music!
Awesome visuals!
Awesome battle mechanics!
…..sadly the story falls super short. It really didn't help the story that there were 8 seperate stories without any connection to each other.
and split in chapters mixed inbetween.
But the most frustrating part for me was, that they introduce battle mechanics and the optinal hard bosses at the end just block them all.
All the optional stuff they built it just the way to be annoying.


★★★★★
47/57
Xbox Game Pass

It's Psychonauts!
After a long time a sequel.
I really enjoyed the Story and the gameplay.
short review 10/10


★★★★
37/37
Xbox Game Pass

I didn't expect much from this game, but I really had my share of fun.
The only ting that fell short for me, was the character selection.
Since you basically only play one character actively, I always used the Main Character.
But the gameplay was fun and quirky, the story was nice.


★★★★★
29/40
Xbox Game Pass

Love this game! Awesome atmosphere.
And I am really into cardgames like this.
This was a first for me to have a cardgame with a open map in which you can walk around.
I personally still fought every enemy on the map for the rewards.
The only thing I could complain about, is that a lot of story related stuff is tied to chance encounters.
For example I finished the game and still have not encountered the seamstress.


★★★★
29/40
Xbox Game Pass

I have a really hard time judging here.
since the game get's removed, I really rushed it.
Knowing that there is a lot of optional stuff and NG+ it feels a bit like I am missing a bit
But my goal was to finish the main story and I finished that.
The story was really good and became more epic with each part.
Aside from that it felt like a typical Tales of(JRPG). I also tuned down the difficulty to easy to save time on grinding and fight times.


★★★★★
EA Play
Xbox Game Pass

A really charming story wrapped in a walking simulator.
The contrast between the dark and light visuals were really nice.
But it was good the game wasn't too long.
The lack of gameplay started to get boring


★★★★★
27/57
Xbox Game Pass

Well, well.
This was my first "Torchlight", so I can't say it's not "Torchlight"
But the game still feels not that great. A lot of stuff feels like it was supossed to be a MMO but got scraped midway
I would say it's okay, at best.


★★★★
49/60
Xbox Game Pass

This game was really a bag of mixed feelings for me.
I do not like first-person games at all, but Supraland pushed all the right buttons beside of that.
I really enjoyed it, the collecting, the exploring, the puzzles.
it's really a fun game


★★★★
20/30
Xbox Game Pass

A really fun twist for the Darksiders games!
I played the game alone (Want to buy friends)
But it was still very enjoyable.
the "Metroidvenia" part with a chapter select was a bit awkward and seemed forced
but otherwise from that the prequel story was also very interesting
Darksiders 4 when?


★★★★★
EA Play
Xbox Game Pass

This was my first Shantae game.
and the first thought that came to me: They are damn good at making you visit the same level 100 times.
Also it felt a bit like Monster Boy to me with the dances.

It was a really fun game, but a few more levels would not have hurt.
I did not play the DLCs cause I did not feel like paying for them on EA Desktop.


★★★★★
EA Play
Xbox Game Pass

Furi was at times really frustrating.
The enemies signal an attack but attack a bit later, so you are too early with the block
it's all just learning when every enemy actually attacks.
Besides of that it had some really nice Boss Fights and interesting Story.


★★★★★
EA Play
Xbox Game Pass

It was kinda nice to get back into a racing game after years.
It did not have too much beside racing to get me confused.
But the optional Microtransactions were a bit bothersome.
"Yay I found a nice car!"….go to the store to purchase it…..
Besides of that when I reached the top3 it was a bit of a grind for the last ones.
But I really licked to explore the map to find cars


More Gamepass played!

★★★★★
33/53
Xbox Game Pass

It was a really fun game.
But I actually made only one playthrough and did not bother wih Boss Cells.
Maybe I will go back to the game in the future, but for now I will priorize backlog instead.


★★★★★
27/45
Xbox Game Pass

it's kinda sad that they still have no online coop after all this time.
Even though they promised it "shortly after release"
Non the less I had my share of fun, but I would recommend a controler over Mouse/Keyboard


★★★★
21/29
Xbox Game Pass

Indie Pikmin!
That was the whole thing I fealt about it.
There were/are quite some serious bugs at release, which will hopefully be fixed over time.
Aside from that I had my share of fun with it, but it probably helped that I like pikmin


★★★★★
36/46
Xbox Game Pass

Honestly, don't know what to say about control.
The story was kinda interesting, but also super weird, the ending felt unsatisfying to me.
I had some quite serious bugs, whose are known for a long time, and even crashes.
I am personally not a fan shooters, but the throwing around of stuff was fun, the energy system was with that a bit limiting though.


Not much this time, but still happy Easter TIme BLEAO :D

★★★★
23/34
Xbox Game Pass

In general I would say Monster Sanctuary is a very good and fun game.
The only thing I really didn't like about it, is that the last dungeon is way too hard.
I tried several times and burned through all my resources to beat it, but always failed.
But the way there was really fun.
Also they announced an easy mode.


★★★★★
15/30
Xbox Game Pass

This is a tough cookie.
The game has a lot of potential, but it seems like it failed in most of it.
The combat is mostly boring, the exploring too empty.
The Story is kinda interesting, but get's lost in the world.


★★★★★
9/23
Xbox Game Pass

It was a very fun game.
But I didn't like it enough to play it past the story.
Also I am not good enough at this.
But the story was a nice ride


Damn, I forgot the post last month
Guess this month will be twice as long then!

★★★★★
19/30
Xbox Game Pass

Sadly the game has a very slow start, for me at least.
I had to endure, but later the game really got interesting after the Story really began to unfold.


★★★★
None
Xbox Game Pass

Really nice and short puzzler
Kinda charming but weird story
But hey donuts!


★★★★★
None
Xbox Game Pass

I actually didn't expect much when I started this game.
It only seemed semi-interesting to me when I saw it on steam, but when it arrived on Game Pass I decided to give it a try.

The whole game is very well made, how they tell the story is just awesome!
It's basically a interactive story book, you never do really much, but the story is interesting and again, very well made!


★★★★
None
Xbox Game Pass

This game was really fun!
it's fast paced, you can slow time, it has a bit of difficulty, but not too much.
The whole story is kinda weird, at times it's even hard to say what happened.
But it is for sure interesting!

The only thing I want to complain is the "To be continued"


★★★★
28/53
Xbox Game Pass

Tough call for me.
I love Slay the Spire and I just have to compare them.
Monster train is a good game to me, but since it also focuses on ascensions, deck building, classes and such it falls a bit short to me

The first 5 or so sucessful runs and the fails inbetween were really fun, but to me the game brings not enough to the table to play it until ascension 25.
The Monster placing mechanic is for sure interesting, but mayb be a bad match for me.


★★★★★
None
Xbox Game Pass

This game would be good…… if they would not want from you the repeat the exact same game several times.
I played one game through, the game was like "nah do it again fo progress"
You basically just get reborn, to the same dungeons and all every time, till you get an actual ending on the 5th? playthrough

The first playthrough was good and fun, but I would not want to repeat it that many times