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Finished in May(4-6)

  • Spirit of the North

    6 hours playtime

    19 of 24 achievements

Spirit of the North

7/10

Nice game about a fox on a journey. A bit of platforming, some riddles, everything just enough to avoid “walking sim” genre. A story is a bit shallow, but I always appreciate effort to tell something without words. I think the devs are a bit inexperience, because I saw a lot of little bugs and problems with design. Nothing particulary bad, just bits and pieces which can be a bit improved. Visuals are pretty although I must say the first level looks the worst, which again, is a bit of mistake. But all in all it was a very nice little game.

  • Eagle Island

    22 hours playtime

    4 of 27 achievements

Eagle Island

7/10

My SG win. It’s a mix between traditional platformer and roguelite platformer. The overall world is fixed, but smaller “dungeons” you are going through are random generated. I liked this game - it was a solid platformer with most things done in the right way. And I didn’t get bored even if some levels kicked mt butt hardly before I managed to beat them.

  • Last Dream

    29 hours playtime

    44 of 236 achievements

Last Dream

6/10 - unfinished

My old SG win and my attempt to beat a long game in this month. I didn’t finish it, because I got totally bored half way through. It’s just run of the mill 100% standard jRPG, with everything good and bad in this genre, there were some extra things, mostly optional puzzles, which went from very clever to ridiculuos. All in all for the fans of the genre. Oh - one more thing - the main character is incredibly stupid. I don’t like being forced to do things which are obviously bad ideas, so there’s that.

Finished in May(1-3)

  • Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery

    3 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery

6/10

This is my theme game, it was done in Poland and the publisher’s headquarters are like 20 km from my home. It’s Artifex Mundi HOPA. 100% standard, nothing new, nothing particularly bad. I don’t have anything more to say, who played one of them, played them all.

  • Rebel Galaxy

    29 hours playtime

    21 of 37 achievements

Rebel Galaxy

5/10

Oh boy… that was boring… I finished it, but only because I was using it as a distraction during watching You Tube. First of all I don’t like idea of any space shooter in which you are can fly only in two dimentions. I mean really? I cannot fly up? Second - every quest beside main story is more or less the same. Fly there, kill everyone, sometimes take something precious, go back, repeat. Buy better ship, then do basically the same during the whole game. There are some minor changes, like escort missions, but 90% of the game is just looting for a better ship, to be able to loot on higher paid quests. You can pirate other ships, you can be a merchant, buy low, sell high, but nothing was particulary interesting. For the pluses - the main story was fun, a bit predictable, but good sci-fi adventure, and the battle system is really nice. I mean, if battles weren’t fun, this game would be doomed, because this is what you are doing 90% of the time (when you are actually playing, not just flying through empty void), but doing basically the same battle over and over is getting tired quick.

  • The Invisible Hours

    6 hours playtime

    34 of 36 achievements

The Invisible Hours

9/10

Ok… Wow… That was an experience. It’s not a game, it’s a movie/play murder mystery where there are 7 actors. You can move free through the whole house, in which the action is placed, rewind, pause, and fast forward time, and just watch. On the first floor two people are arguing, in the meantime, on the second floor someone is finding an important clue, and in the garden another person is sneaking somewhere. Every person has his own motive, his own knowledge of situation, and you are the only one, who can see everything and piece together the whole story. It was brilliant experience, I was jumping through time, trying to see every scene, and listen to every dialogue. The story is really good, and fitting the media. There are a lot of moments when different people are interacting,then going different ways leaving you wondering - who spy next? I have only two problems - the ending is a bit underwhelming - there are some loose ends I cannot wrap in, and there is a little lack of tutorials - the game have brilliant feature in which you can check, what you have seen, and what not, but I discovered it after the whole first chapter, so my first hour or so was a bit frantic.

April 2020

From one hand - I was sitting home for the whole month… From the other - I’m working from home, so I was really busy. All in all in terms of gaming it was ballanced month - finished 10 games, but have 9 new. Most of the games were allright. Nothing groundbreaking, a few solid ones. I’m still going with my “one bigger game a month” theme - I finished massive one (Digimons), althought I must say - most of the work was done in March.

Best game of the month: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter

Beaten and completed games

  • Remember Me

    7/10

    24 of 50 achievements

  • The Last Tinker: City of Colors

    8/10

    6 of 14 achievements

  • Teslagrad

    5/10

    16 of 36 achievements

  • Yono and the Celestial Elephants

    8/10

    no achievements

  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

    8/10

    EPIC

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

    8/10

    25 of 25 achievements

  • LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias

    6/10

    14 of 15 achievements

  • The Fidelio Incident

    7/10

    13 of 14 achievements

  • My Brother Rabbit

    8/10

    25 of 30 achievements

  • Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition

    7/10

    42 of 103 achievements

New games

  • Cornerstone: The Song Of Tyrim

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • Bear With Me

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 75 achievements

  • The Cat Lady

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 60 achievements

  • The Fidelio Incident

    2 hours playtime

    13 of 14 achievements

  • Remember Me

    10 hours playtime

    24 of 50 achievements

  • Whispers of a Machine

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 25 achievements

  • Filament

    2 hours playtime

    1 of 29 achievements

  • Planet Zoo

    2 hours playtime

    7 of 38 achievements

Finished in April (10)

Last game this month:

  • Remember Me

    10 hours playtime

    24 of 50 achievements

Remember Me

7/10

It was OK action game. Extremely linear, with interesting world, and a few original mechanics. I liked the fight mechanic, where you basically building your own combos. I less liked platforming sections, which were incredibly non challenging, and the ending, with a twist which was hard to guess, because the player doesn’t know that something is possible in the game world.

Finished in April (7-9)

  • Yono and the Celestial Elephants

    13 hours playtime

    no achievements

Yono and the Celestial Elephants

8/10

Cute game, with world with some of the most crazy lore I’ve ever seen. You are a young cosmic elephant in the world, where elephants are saviors of humanity. Every couple of thousand years the mighty cosmic elephant is coming to Earth and helping people - ending wars, teaching them about farming and how to raise cities… yea, basically Prometheus with trunk. The gameplay is mostly a variation on Sokoban - you are pushing crates and other objects. With a bit of fighting and other riddles to add a flavour. It’s a really nice game, and it would be perfect for a bit older kids - like 8-10 years or so. But I had a very good time too.

  • Teslagrad

    6 hours playtime

    16 of 36 achievements

Teslagrad

5/10

Ok. Who had the brightest idea of the all time to put long multiple-stages boss battles in the game, where you are dying from one hit. Most of the time this one is a nice puzzle platformer, based on the idea of magnets. But from time to time there is a boss, and suddenly I’m playing Cuphead. Every bossfight is like couple of minutes long, have at least 3-4 stages, and if you missed your jump ONCE, you are starting from the beggining. Oh, and remember those collectables you ignored, because they were just collectables. Near the end you are discovering, that you actually need like 1/3 of them to finish your game. You didn’t have enough? So go back and search for them. I was so annoyed that I didn’t finish the last final battle, just look at ending on You Tube. I’m still marking it as finish, because I deserved it….

  • The Last Tinker: City of Colors

    10 hours playtime

    6 of 14 achievements

The Last Tinker: City of Colors

8/10

This game is a bit difficult to describe. It looks like a platformer, but is not one. Imagine a platform game,where mechanics of jumping were like in Assasin’s Creed - So your guy bassically is jumping without your effort, but it looks cool. There are some riddles, some fighting, some nice story about racism, and some rip-offs from Pixar Inside Out (not really, because the game is older, but I had strong Inside Out wibe). All in all I had a very good time, and this game is good, if you don’t expect it to be next Banjo Kazooie, or Crash Bandicoot. It is really it’s own thing.

Finished in April (5-6)

Two Sherlocks at the price of one :D

  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

    EPIC

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

8/10

A very good classic Sherlock game. Five investigations, all in original stories style, a lot of deduction, a lot of talking, and a bit of puzzles. I especcially like that in every story you have a couple of suspects, and you need to choose for yourself, which one is correct (and also - if you are letting him free, or sending to jail). My only minor complain is that there is some kind of vague overall story, but it’s clearly an afterthought, and it’s not done particullary good. But overall I had a great time with Sherlock.

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

    14 hours playtime

    25 of 25 achievements

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

8/10

This one on the other hand… yea… it has a bad rep, and I clearly see why. It’s much more action heavy, there are a lot of QTE stuff (fortunately most of them can be skipped), and sometimes you are more guessing than taking logic step. But I don’t care - because this game is BONKERS. And I mean it - it’s completely mad, and was loving every minute of it. The scenarios were crazy, one minute I was playing bowling (it wasn’t bowling, but I dont remember the proper name of the game), and the next one I was in the Aztec temple (I still don’t understand how), only after to do some exorcisms in a case or two later. And Sherlock… this is not classic Sherlock - it’s more Robert Downey Jr Sherlock. He is a bit more sarcastic, a bit more fun loving, a bit more human overall. And I love it - he is a great character. Oh, and did I mention that he has a daughter? Those who played Testament of Sherlock Holmes knows what happened, but yes, Sherlock has a child. And I really like his relationship with her. He genuinly cares and loves the girl - which is a bit unconventional for Sherlock, but is really sweet. And I love how during the game things are getting worse and worse and Holmes is losing his self confidence more and more, until in the final he just snapped and raged. So yea… this is not particularly good game in term of gameplay, and it will mad some Holmes fans, but honestly I would gladly play a couple of cases more, spend a bit more time with Holmes family, and I’m picking this over “proper” Sherlock’s game any time.

Finished in April (1-4)

Happy Easter everyone! It’s a good time to play some games.

  • Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition

    107 hours playtime

    42 of 103 achievements

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition

7/10

The HUUGE game for my “one big game a month” challenge. It’s a Pokemon-like game, you are catching and rising monsters, and fighting in JRPG style battles. I have a mixed feelings about it. It has one absolutly genius mechanic, and the rest is mediocre. I absolutely love the way you are rising, and leveling Digimons - there is a lot of stages of every creature, every digimon can evolve to a number of others, its just a huge fun to try and discover all of the species and this was my main fun with this game. The battles were fun, the fact that you have three creatures fighting at the same time let you to discover some fun strategies. The rest… the game is incredibly easy (really, I think I lost two or three battles during the whole game, except the tournament, which was a bit challenging and completely optional. And yes, I was playing on “normal”), it’s extremely linear, there is few things to do beside main story (there are optional missions, but you are given one or two and then back to main quest). The story is so-so, I didn’t feel very engaged, the parts of UI are awful, especcially Digimon wikipedia which is listing all creatures you found (I had to jump back and forth between it and menu for evolve my digimon, because I couldnt easily check, what is evolving into what). I had about 100 creatures, and I had to check everyone of them to get to know if any is ready to evolve. So yeah… mixed feelings. I still I’m glad I finished this game, but I really wish they made a bit more open world and work on UI….

  • My Brother Rabbit

    4 hours playtime

    25 of 30 achievements

My Brother Rabbit

8/10

It’s a weird mix between HOPA and classic adventure game. but I really liked it. Especcially the art style, which is very crazy Alice in Wonderland style. The story is simple, everything can be beaten in a couple of hours, but it’s evolving HOPA into interesting regions.

  • LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias

    6 hours playtime

    14 of 15 achievements

LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias

6/10

Quite interesting platformer game, in which your character cannot jump, but you are controlling a wind, so you can “blow” him into the air. Very similar to the first one, with a couple of added mechanics, and I’m not really sure if it is easy to play it without it’s first part. I had a feeling, that the tutorials were very vague. All in all - OK game, but nothing great.

  • The Fidelio Incident

    2 hours playtime

    13 of 14 achievements

The Fidelio Incident

7/10

A classic walking sim, with a few easy riddles. You crashed the plane on an island near Iceland, you are trying to find your wife, who also survived but is trapped somewhere, and you are also dealing with your past demons. It’s just a nice walk for two hours, not very original, but solid example of the genre.

March 2020

March, march, march. The less we will talk about this month, the better. And I don’t think April will be much improvement of the situation… Well, at least we have some time for gaming…

Six new games, four beaten. Including two bought in this month so at least Im actually playing in what I’m buying.

I didn’t do any big game this month, but I played a lot of Kingdom Come, before I got bored and decided it’s not for me. So - dropped for now, maybe I will finish it someday.

Best game of the month: Heaven’s Vault

Beaten and completed games

  • Guacamelee! 2

    7/10

  • Heaven's Vault

    9/10

  • Arevoatl Seven Coins

    6/10

  • A Short Hike

    8/10

New games

  • Balrum

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 42 achievements

  • Ember

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

  • In Between

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

  • Baba Is You

    3 hours playtime

    1 of 18 achievements

  • Heaven's Vault

    19 hours playtime

    33 of 44 achievements

  • Arevoatl Seven Coins

    4 hours playtime

    11 of 11 achievements

Finished in March (4)

I squeezed last game into this month:

  • Arevoatl Seven Coins

    4 hours playtime

    11 of 11 achievements

Arevoatl Seven Coins

6/10

This game is so indie, that even developers don’t know about it :) . Bur seriously - it’s a literal 3d HOPA. You are walking through the mantion, room after room, and searching for items you have listed below. The game is sometimes quite hard (“where is that damn last thing”), the save system is annoying (it’s saving only if you finish the whole section), and it’s story is almost non existent, but I had some good time with it. I would gladly play this kind of 3D HOPA with a bit bigger scope if I had a chance.

Finished in March (1-3)

Intresting times we have… I couldn’t force myself to write a post for some time, and I was jumping from game to game, without much progress. But we need to stay calm, and sit at home, so playing games is one of the better way to relax and spend free time.

  • Guacamelee! 2

    15 hours playtime

    26 of 49 achievements

Guacamelee! 2

7/10

I really, really liked the first Guacamelee, and I like this one. But only like, not love. The game is very similar to the first one, and the quality is similar, but in the meantime I was playing Hollow Knight and Celeste, and those two games just devastated this one. It’s a good Metroidvania, it just has better competition, and also somethimes I was feeling that I was fighting with controls, not with the actual game, which is a big problem for me.

  • Heaven's Vault

    19 hours playtime

    33 of 44 achievements

Heaven's Vault

9/10

Beautiful game. Truly beautiful. You are a historian/archeologist in this strange world of little moons, and rivers floating in space. You are investigating the dissapearance of your collegue with your robot servant/friend/annoying sidekick (you can treat him as you wish). It’s mostly walking sim, you are discovering new places, new ruins and cities, and talk. So. Much. Talking. But the talks are interesting and paced so well that I didn’t mind them at all. The second main gameplay mechanics is discovering an old writings. You are finding them all over the place and you are trying to translate the word after word. First you are guessing, then you are starting to see patterns, then yoa are recognising more and more words. It’s really satisfying. Also this game has a lot of branching and encourage you to replay it a couple of times. For me one playthrough and around 15 hours of gameplay was enough, but maybe I will play it once more one day, and do things differently.

  • A Short Hike

    Epic

A Short Hike

8/10

A cute little game. You are an anthropomorphic bird, you are on vacation and you want to climb to the top of the mountain. To do this you need feathers, which help you to climb, and you can find feathers in many different places on the map. I finished it in 1.5 hour, and I’m sure I missed A LOT of feathers, because this game is very open and expect to you to explore it on your own pace. I had fun, it’s a nice one evening game.