Hey there! For thoses of you that dont know me, Im known as Guille36 around both steam and steamgifts, along with most other gaming and online platforms. In addition to steam games, I play League of Legends and Osu! fairly frequently. Some of you may recognise me from the (too) many giveaway groups I am in, although Im more of a shy person so I generally dont post much in public threads and giveaways. Ive been a long time user of the BLAEO website but this is my first post (and hopefully not the last). Im not very good at writing so bear with me but hopefully my ideas get across. Ive been looking at a few formatting guides and tweaked them to make my post but Id be interested in knowing more if you guys have tips and tricks to make nice looking posts.
Heres how I usually go about playing my backlog lately: I divide them into genres I like most (in my case rhythm games, platformers, visual novels and RPGs) and allow myself to start one of each plus one not categorised at once for a maximum of 5, so that I can play any genre I feel like at any given time. The reason main reason I put theses restrictions on myself is because when I didnt, I had trouble finishing any game as I would consistently just start another game that piqued my interest and never come back to finish the first, leaving most games unfinished.
My goals are rather generic and serve more as guidelines than actual rules as I dont like restricting myself too much. After all, playing games is supposed to be fun, not a chore. With that said here they are:
-Play any game I start to completion if possible.
-Give higher priority to games given to me from friends or from SG
-Reduce the number of activated/bought games (in comparison to before)
-Finish more games than I activate
-Disregard any of the goals above at will if I dont enjoy doing so
With all of that said lets get into the actual post!
Recently beaten/completed games
Games currently in progress
Poi is a fun 3D platformer, strongly inspired by Super Mario 64 in both the movement (triple jump, jump-dive, wall jumps,etc) and game mechanics (collect the
stars medals in various worlds, 8 red coins key pieces medals, 100 coins medals,etc), while having its own light atmosphere created by its unique artstyle and joyful soundtrack. It also has a large variety of minigames and extra zones you can do at your own leisure. The minimal story leaves room for the main focus of the game which is exploration and platforming, collecting medals, coins and extra collectibles as you go. My only gripe with this game is some of the enemies hitbox and behavior, which are a bit unclear and unintuitive, but thats minor in the whole scope of things.
Final verdict: Recommended
Final rating: 8/10
Final verdict: Recommended
Final rating: 9/10 Hollow Knight is one of the best 2D platformers I have ever played. Review over, go play this game! In all seriousness though, the platforming is top notch, the controls are tight and the difficulty is just right. It is fairly challenging, especially in the boss fights, but oh how satisfying it is when you finally beat that boss youve been stuggling on! Unlike many in the genre, it never feels unfair. Its your skills againt the game, no luck, no bullshit involved. It has a unique world to explore and little constraints in how to go about it other than the abilities you posess. It lets you discover the story slowly through the visuals and events happening around you more than through the few npc dialogues it has. Overall fantastic game.
Final verdict: Strongly recommended
Final rating: 10/10 Cuphead is a mix of 2D platformer, run and gun and shmup elements. It features mostly hard multi-stages boss battles coupled with a few run and gun stages. It was fun but still fairly challenging for about the first third of the game, after which the difficulty ramped up drastically into punishing territory, The problem isnt so much that its hard, but also that it feels unfair. Its not rare for boss attacks to emerge from the side of the screen where you are without any warning or for attack patterns to corner you completely. Add to that that the game mocks you after every loss (its funny once or twice, after 20 defeats in a row, not so much) makes for a pretty frustrating experience. Its too bad because the visuals were pretty nice and the concept could have been great otherwise.
Final verdict: Mixed
Final rating: 6/10