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Heya! Welcome to my profile.
I mainly play games until I beat them and I rarely go for 100% completion unless it’s very doable (like in most HOGs case), also I try to put some
bad play on words in the titles of my updates based on the games I played.
I also watch anime “from time to time” so feel free to check my list if you want
I’ll post my updates here from time to time (probably weekly, but I’m not sure if I’ll manage to stick to it). Also you can check my yearly progress here if you fell like it.
What Do You Mean You Can’t Hit Your Opponents in Soccer?
The lack of sports due to the pandemic gave me an excuse to try this game (which a friend recommended to me 14 years ago)
Red Card is like your usual soccer game with the difference that rough play is allowed (I’d even say is a little bit encouraged). You can tackle, kick, punch, headbutt or even jump kick your opponents to the face (not even the referee is free from getting hit!). You also can do special shots but more often than not the keeper will be able to stop it (ironically it’s way more likely to score a goal with a normal shot from outside the box). The commentators make it even better, as they are often dissing the referee for not seeing the blatant fouls or the players for diving despite of how hard they got hit by their opponents.
That aside (and the fact you can unlock some fantasy teams like a team of apes or samurais) the game felts a tad basic. There aren’t many modes and once you unlocked everything there’s barely anything else to do there (and to add insult to injury you can’t use the unlocked teams in friendly matches).
All in all it’s a decent yet flawed game that’s good to play for shits and giggles with some friends for an hour or so.
I haven’t had much time to play games lately but at least I somewhat managed to clear out my SG backlog a bit.
I’m participating in Pay or Play for the first time and so far I managed to beat one of the games (which doubles as a PAGWOSG entry).
Also I played some games for the BLAEO Monthly Theme because why not?
- Space Pilgrim Episode I: Alpha Centauri
- Space Pilgrim Episode II: Epsilon Indi
- Space Pilgrim Episode III: Delta Pavonis
- Space Pilgrim Episode IV: Sol
I liked these games quite a bit, even if the face art screams “modified default art” and some faces look too similar to each other (Sabina and Tarjae’s faces for example). Rather than a proper RPG this was an adventure game where you have to pick up items and combine them if required to progress into the story. Story-wise it was fine but the characters have enough charisma to keep you interested on the game (Sabina is my favourite by far). My only gripe with the games was the low resolution. I wouldn’t mind it in your typical RPG but it makes it unnecessarily hard to find some key items here.
Until the next update!
End of January Rush!
Sorting out my games by duration made me realize I have a lot of super short ones so what a better way to clear out the backlog than tackling those short games? (I wish it didn’t take me too long to write this post, but apparently RL is way too fond of getting in my way)
It could have been just a backlog-clearing week but I caved and bought Mirror. I can only blame HuniePop 2 not being out yet for it =P
ABC Challenge: Palate Cleanser Edition
Man, it feels great to play not one but two good RPG Maker games after the absolute disaster that was 3 Stars of Destiny.
Until next time!
First update of 2020
There’s no better way for a gamer to start the new year than playing some games! This time I played 2 games (which only one was finished, the other one was dropped harder than the beat in this track). Let’s start with the former
As for the latter, I have a lot of things to say about it, and most of them aren’t nice
Until the next update!
This year of ferocious fight against the backlog is over and it’s time to see how much I progressed over the year.
It looks like I failed spectacularly this year, though it could have been worse ¯\(ツ)/¯. At least there was some progress percentage-wise compared to when I joined BLAEO last year.
As for what are my plans for 2020. First I’ll move the stuff there’s a 99.9% I won’t play right to Abandoned. Even if it doesn’t amount to much seeing the “never played” percentage lower than 90% motivates me to tackle my backlog even more. Also I’m I’m going to focus on shorter games witht he occasional long game here and there, and I made not one but two ABC Challenges (you can tell I really like this thing =P). One with mostly short games and another one with RPG Maker games (while I’m at it, I ended up making a curator group for curating RPG Maker games, feel free to follow both the group and the curator page =) )
October 2018 (Join date)
End of 2019
ABC Challenge 2018-2019: Zeno Clash
There’s no better way to end the year than clearing another game from your backlog and finishing your ABC Challenge
(even though I was a few hours too late ^^;)
If I had to describe the game in one word it’d be “bizarre”. While the story is a fairly simple the way it unfolds, together with the overall design of the world and the characters make it for a very surreal experience. Using a first-person perspective in a game that’s mainly a fighting game adds to its uniqueness, though I have to say I love-hate the auto-lock functionality (thank god it can be turned off). Sometimes it helped me a lot but it was a pain to deal with when fighting against multiple enemies in a tight corridor and you need to disengage fast.
Another pet-peeve of mine (albeit a minor one) was the lack of subtitles, especially when the game was made by spanish-speaking developers. Some of the characters talked in a way that was hard to tell what they were saying.
All in all I liked it enough to feel like playing the second installment (though I hope this one has a less abrupt ending).
Last but not least, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
ABC Challenge 2018-2019: Yakuza 0
I finished this game yesterday and boy, was it amazing. I barely knew anything about the game (aside that the games is both serious and wacky at the same time, and Majima is a charismatic nutcase) and I got an engaging story full of plot twists, betrayals, and tragedy. The substories on the other hand were crazier than one would imagine.
I had a hard time getting used to Kiryu’s battle styles. The brawler style felt quite clunky and more often than not I got countered/overwhelmed by multiple targets. Rush was fast but quite weak and suboptimal against crowds (funnily enough I learnt how to use it properly in the fight against Shibusawa. Beast on the other hand was excellent against crowds but way too slow. More often than not I found myself using Rush to well… rush towards a parked bike/motorbike/big sign to then switch to beast and swing it to my foes. Majima on the other hand was a lot easier to manage. His Thug style has a great balance between power and speed and Slugger has a great range (plus the bat nunchaku is broken AF). I didn’t use the breaker style at all because I was just way too used to the previous styles.
Surprisingly what I liked the most were the sidequests. Real Estate was fine and the free time between each payout gave me an excuse to do the substories but the Cabaret Club was really addictive. I spent way more time than I’d dare to admit dressing up the girls and levelling them up to maximize their stats as much as possible. By the time I got challenged by the owner of the Moon Cabaret most of my platinum hostesses and my main 2 gold hostesses were maxed out.
It’s also pretty noticeable they put a lot of care in the OST. Not only pretty much every track iis great but they went the extra mile and gave each minigame at least one unique track (the Catfight minigame (AKA Rigged Button-Mashing) has about 6 tracks!). They even made a track for DELIVERING PIZZA!
To sum everything up, play Yakuza 0 if you have the chance. As Kiryu would say…
On another note, I’m 1 game away from clearing my ABC Challenge. Will I be able to do finish it in less than 9 days or will I succumb to the temptation of playing Kiwami?
- Won on SteamGifts 190
- ABC Challenge 2018-2019 27
- ABC Challenge 2020: Flash Edition 27
- ABC Challenge 2020: RPG Maker Edition 25
- 'Challenge me' games 5
- Very Short Games (<2 hours) 231
- Short Games (2-8h) 604
- Medium Games (8-15h) 206
- Long Games (15-25h) 91
- Very Long Games (>25h) 73
- PAGWOSG 4
- Might pick it up again later 37
- Endless 15
- Bugged/incompatible 3
- Not in English or Spanish 1