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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 XD)
Putting here my progress bar with the stats I had when I joined for future comparison
Golden Month Week 2: There’s a Mutiny in my Pants! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )
This week I focused on err… “plot-driven”, “thought-provoking”, “adult-oriented” visual-novels because you can’t have an anime-themed gaming marathon without some spicy stuff =P
Golden Month Week 1: The P.R.I.C.E. of Bermudas
This was surprisingly good for a free game. The gameplay was fine (though the way you use items there is a tad counterintuitive) and the atmosphere was great. I also liked how the story was unfolding as you started to piece the clues together. It kinda caught me by surprise it ended in such a sad note though. I was expecting a bittersweet ending with one of them staying alive after Iva sacrificed her life for his brother, not with both dead and doomed to be forever apart.
All in all it’s a solid game to play if you have an spare hour.
This one was just ok, I mean it wasn’t bad bt it’s not a game I’d recommend. The story was very simple and most of the characters weren’t nothing more than just archetypes. The infiltration game you have to play in each act was somewhat basic and you can beat it most of the time by teleporting the guards out of your way and having only one map made it feel a bit repetitive. The voice acting wasn’t bad save for Joanna’s VA. She sounded as if she was reading a script instead of making it sound natural, thankfully she’s barely on screen after the intro
Clean Up Time!
I just realized this year I’ve been getting way more games than I’ve played, so may is going to be a “clear up your backlog as much as possible” month. So far I beat the following games:
Iron Knights: Hollow Commando
Wow, it has been a month since the last update, mainly because I focused on beating Hollow Knight
and totally not because I got distracted with other stuff
I usually tend to avoid famous and/or mainstream games because they tend to be a bit overhyped or they don’t live up to my expectations, but this one surprised me in a good way. It’s a very good metroidvania with a really nice artstyle and a solid gameplay. One of the things I liked is how non-linear the game is. After a certain point in the game (once you reach the Resting Grounds) you can go to each place in the order you want, or just skip a good chunk of the story and go straight to the final boss if you feel like it (I don’t recommend this).
Another thing I appreciated is how different each boss fight is, with the Nightmare King Grimm being my favourite one (its kickass track may or may not have helped =P). He may have been hard as fuck (I died within 20 seconds in my first try xD) but fighting him was really fun.
All in all you guys should give this game a go. It’s quite long but it’s definitely worth your time
I also played Iron Commando since I’m a big fan of beat em’ up games, but all I got was utter disappointment. I know it was a port of a SNES game but they could have ironed it a bit more. For starters the game is unfairly hard, the enemies always have more range than you so you’ll have a hard time hitting them (or you can just spam jump+kick and wish for the best) and more often than not you’ll be pummeled to death, even on easy.
Also you can’t configure the key mapping in game and you have to do it through a menu of sorts which appears when playing in window mode.
I don’t know if the game had more issues later on, but after constantly trying and getting frustrated I ended up abandoning the game.
Glass Masquerade, or how to turn a video game into a work of art
I have been planning to play this one for a while, and finally got around to it since I was in the mood for something short (3.5 hours according to HLTB, which probably didn’t take the DLCs into account) and oh boy, I sure was in for a great time.
This game was beautiful in every sense. The art was really well done to the point my main motivation to finish a certain puzzle was just to see the resulting art piece and the soundtrack enhanced the experience a lot. It also helped to keep myself relaxed despite some puzzles being a bit frustrating (the DLC ones sure cranked up the difficulty a bit).
There were some levels that felt a tad harder than the stated difficulty (3 stars my ass xD) while some others felt quite easier than it should be given the stated difficulty (mainly Indonesia) but overall it was a great game. I’ll probably play the second game sometime soon-ish
This time the weekly report is a bit… hotter than usual (sorry not sorry for the pun).
Forward to clearing the backlog!
I started doing a chart in a spreadsheet to keep track of how much my backlog is growing this year, and once I did it I noticed I got over 60 new games in january D= So I better start beating some games >:D. This time I sorted them by how much I liked them
God’s one day in 199X
Here’s my weekly report
On another note, I should resume my ABC Challenge or else I won’t make it in time :X
Once again is the time of the week when I post my weekly progress.
I also played Melty’s Quest out of curiosity (I have no records on steam because I used a “DRM-Free test version” (Read: pirated)) and well, I unexpectedly got hooked to it (and not for the reasons you’re thinking right now =P).
Not even in Christmas I had time to finish a game
I wanted to finish at least one more game before the end of the year (even if I don’t 100% it) but RL made things a tad too complicated. I tried to get Endless Fables: The Minotaur’s Curse done since HOGs aren’t very long but I didn’t get really far. All I can say about it is that it’s your usual Artifex Mundi game with a female protagonist having to deal with some supernatural stuff (I’d be surprised if we ever get a HOG that has a male MC and is more realistic) also the art looks great and the puzzles aren’t very hard so I expect to finish it this week if nothing unexpected happens