iracional 88’s profile

Hello :)

I like completing optional quests and exploring a game world fully, but I am not an achievement hunter. I don’t mind achievements - some are quite fun to get, but I seldom go out of my way for grindy ones.

Wasn’t really sure what to do with games I’ve beaten off Steam, so I’ve just listed them all separately. Note to self: Ask about proper procedure for those.

(not really chatty, so I’ll leave it at that for now)

Chorus - Nice setting, fun for a spin
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights - Fun metroidvania, has a few quirks (like one of the items only being attainable through the bad ending - even if all endings can harmlessly be done in the same playthrough, this felt odd)
Everhood - Surprisingly fun “battles” but the game is too psychedelic for me
Glass Masquerade 3: Honeylines - puzzle game
Guild of Darksteel - Great setting, simple presentation
Hi-Fi RUSH - fantastic game, crispy, vibrant and fun
Iris and the Giant - interesting card game, memorable
Jack Move - lovely little cyberpunk adventure
Light Apprentice - odd, but charming
Loddlenaut - simple
Lost in Play - nice-ish adventure game
Nobody Saves The World - fun, but a bit grindy/repetitive at times
Painscreek Killings - expected a little more
Refunct - Bite-sized platformer, made me smile
Risen 2: Dark Waters - rough around the edges, but atmospheric, solid writing
Risen 3: Titan Lords - more colourful, but I liked Risen 2 more
Stray Gods - enjoyed the musical segments, not too keen on the story
Strikey Sisters - fun little break-the-bricks pastime
The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow - not my cup of tea
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles - I did enjoy it, some of the side chars are wonderful, but it did not quite hook me as much as the first three AA games.
The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk - straightforward adventure game
The Textorcist: The story of Ray Bibbia - typing Latin XD
They Always Run - looks great, plays well, the ending is… certainly different. A sequel would be nice.
Timelie - solid little puzzler
Ys: Memories of Celceta - Ys ^_^
Ys SEVEN - More Ys :P

Aces and Adventures - Loved the succinctly sonorous narration
Anima Gate of Memories: The Nameless Chronicles - This really clicked for me, not quite sure why, enjoyed it more than the original
Beacon Pines - Gorgeous art, fun and simple
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling - A new favourite
Castle Morihisa - Simplistic, but has a nice theme
Cats and the Other Lives - Pixel adventure, was hoping for a little more
Creaks - Puzzle-lite (I thought it would be a classical adventure going in)
Dark Nights with Poe and Munroe - I liked these chars better in the Shapeshifting Detective
Ghosts of Miami - Worth playing for the soundtrack alone, adds life and colour to a drab afternoon
Journey - Solo for me
Life is Strange 2 - Not my cup of tea - couldn’t relate to the premise, chars or the events. A pity, because telekinesis could have been covered a lot better.
Life is Strange: True Colours - Definite improvement over LiS2 for me
Nine Years of Shadows - Odd metroidvania
Observation - Nice to be HAL ^_^
Roguebook - Fun for a few spins, but gets repetitive
Still There - Not to my taste, a bit too crude
Tales of Arise - I can always play more Tales Of
Tales from the Borderlands - Fun, weird ride
The Forgotten City - Not a fan of time loops, but QoL here was great
Towaga: Among Shadows - Fun cartoony laser-incinerate-em-all little title
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest - Was hoping for more story in this one, felt like an origin chapter
Xanadu Next - Atmospheric and quite fun to level-up in
Ziggurat - Surprisingly addictive

Aspire: Ina’s Tale - short, simple and sweet
Beyond a Steel Sky - solid adventure game
Beyond Blue - interesting little ocean game
Beyond: Two Souls - didn’t quite click for me
Expeditions: Rome - QoL issues aside, atmospheric Rome game
Flynn: Son of Crimson - colourful and straightforward
Havsala: Into the Soul Palace - tiny puzzle game
ICEY - eh, I did not like it, just not for me
Lost in Random - quirky adventure
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy - I only regret hesitating to pick this up sooner - loved it
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition - polished Shantae game
Shantae and the Seven Sirens - not-quite the Shantae experience I got used to, but not terrible
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One - at the same time I enjoyed this and found it awkward
Souldiers - fantastic game, loved every detail of it except for a certain sequence which is both rage-inducing and mandatory - I can forgive the optional one :P
Sunlight - not really a game
The Darkest Tales - unpolished, a little grubby, awkward… yet charming
The Gunk - relaxing alien planet mini-exploration game
The Last Case of Benedict Fox - metroidvania with puzzles ^_^ and very forgiving difficulty settings
Twin Mirror - an okay narrative game

Arise: A Simple Story - solid lite platformer
Before Your Eyes - played with the mouse, so cannot comment on the main mechanics
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition - Should have played the whole Darksiders series a lot sooner, wonderful stuff, each with a slightly different flavour
Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition - Oddly endearing
Darksiders 3 - I wish this had a map
Darksiders Genesis - Leviathan’s Landing is not for me, but the party banter was great
Dead Cells - Fun and polished
Haiku the Robot - Tiny metroidvania
Imposter Factory - Not quite like the predecessors, but worth a spin
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker - In a game about asking questions, getting punished for it (hidden scoring) just doesn’t work for me
Itorah - Started well, story spiraled off
A Juggler’s Tale - The Bear ^_^
Kamiko - Tiny, Simple and straightforward, perfect for a rainy day
Leaving Lyndow - A glimpse at Eastshade
Lost Ruins - Not my cup of tea
Love Thyself: A Horatio Story - Strangely enjoyable in a weird way
Mythic Ocean - Lovely couple of hours, but needs a VN-style skip for replay loops
Nanotale: Typing Chronicles - For what it is (a typing game) I liked it, but Epistory gripped me more
Submerged: Hidden Depths - Very colourful and low effort
Olija - Worth it for the mood/setting
Ori and the Will of the Wisps - Beautiful
Tangle Tower - Fantastic character art and more Detective Grimoire
Trek to Yomi - Solid presentation

Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery - great art, light on content
Blasphemous - finally got around to it, polished metroidvania
Darkside Detective: Fumble in the Dark - slightly weaker than the first game (especially later segments), but did make me laugh
Dreamscaper - fun, short runs, wonderful item descriptions, a wholesome core - the story/protagonist didn’t click with me, but there is just something about the whole experience that’s worth trying
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst - timed challenges are not my thing XD
Mulaka - simple folklore game with one of the odder endings around
Sable - enjoyed the setting, the map itself not so much
SCARF - short and straightforward
Scarlet Nexus - solid JRPG
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko’s Choice - A little more of a wonderful, heartbreaking game. Really missed these characters.
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles - initially charming, gets a bit grindy/repetitive later on

Ancient Enemy - solitaire with odd writing
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey - mixed feelings on this one - short bursts of genuine fun (also, Alkibiades is certainly worth meeting), nice world map, but a lot of repetitiveness
Discolored - tiny puzzle game
Dungeons of Dreadrock - lovely little gem with a few great out-of-the-box puzzle solutions, highly recommended
The Fall Part 2: Unbound - the original hit my buttons more, but the Fall logic is as enjoyable as ever
Foregone - nice, straightforward pixel action, simple and satisfying
Hook - finally got around to it, relaxing puzzle game
I am Fish - never was so terrible at something as navigating those jars around…
Inspector Waffles - nice low-pixel adventure
Lake - personally, I was rather underwhelmed by this one, felt… uneventful, which could be deliberate, for a slice-of-life game, but not what I was after
Luna’s Fishing Garden - short and sweet
Marsupilami: Hoobadventure - I probably enjoyed this more than someone my age should :P
Pilgrims - tiny slice of Amanita ^_^
Shady Part of Me - good art, the story lost me along the way
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge - colourful and upbeat
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - BD-1 is the heart and soul of this game, loved it, but it could use a fast travel/easier way to re-visit some of the areas
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge - fantastic blast of nostalgia, gets the tone just right, great in co-op
The Almost Gone - wasn’t my cup of tea

Arietta of Spirits - a little disappointed with this one, neither the story nor the gameplay worked for me
Asura: Vengeance Edition - nice little hack-n-slash, great for quick bursts of play
Call of the Sea - nice colour palette, solid adventure-lite
CrossCode - I loved the characters here and how polished everything felt, the world-puzzles are quite fun, the setting is nice and it’s all worth doing just for Hugs ^_^ but I did find the puzzle-dense plot areas (room after room after room XD) a little tedious to do all at once, to be honest.
Dagon - bite sized audio story in game format
Eastshade - beautiful game (unsurprising, given the premise) with some lovely locations. A little like a real holiday.
Eldest Souls - pixel boss-rush game that I wasn’t very good at
Far: Lone Sails - tiny puzzle-lite game
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice - its main narrative/message aside, the premise and writing hit my buttons. Memorable imagery, poignant details, lingering atmosphere.
Horizon Zero Dawn - good world building and a sprawling map.
Lyne - great puzzle game
Machinika Museum - this isn’t quite at the level of The Room games, but it is a solid game and has a very satisfying ending.
Paradise Lost - visual novel, wasn’t my cup of tea
Raji: An Ancient Epic - odd little game, liked the mythology tidbits and the narration
Song of Iron - for some bizarre reason, I enjoyed this as a whole, although it is unpolished and awkward at times
The Room 4: Old Sins - as delightful to explore as usual
TOEM - very enjoyable, wholesome photography-based adventure, quite adorable
Uncertain: Light at the End - was finally able to finish this on a different machine
Unravel - fantastic art, more melancholic tone than I was expecting

Anuchard - nice pixel art
Encodya - standard point-n-click
Omno - fantastic experience with a lovely world
Rogue Legacy - when life gives you lemons… :P
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse - enjoyed it until the final level
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis - interesting management game, great world map
Trials of Fire - card-rpg hybrid in an interesting setting
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion - odd little game
Unavowed - WadjetEye ^_^
Wulverblade - simple, but fun in co-op

The Abbey - An old adventure game
Banners of Ruin - Wonderfully atmospheric card game - great music, snazzy art, fantastic setting presentation
Draugen - Walking sim
Katana Zero - Very satisfying when it works
Keepsake - Nostalgia run
The Last Campfire - Lovely little puzzler
Minoria - The art change just did not work for me
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight - A fun Momodora game
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes - Odd pixel game
Nordlicht - Short and sweet
Odallus: The Dark Call - Retro in a good way
Songs for a Hero - The singing is at the same time terrible and just right XD
Squidlit - Bite sized slice of pure fun
Yes, Your Grace - Expected more of this one, it’s quite on-rails, although it has an adorable side character
Vampire Survivors - Simple, yet good for you. There are days when everyone needs something like this.

Black Book - atmospheric folklore/cards game
Broforce - coop
Crown Trick - nice art, interesting setup (turn-based), rather long loading times
The Dig - old adventure game
FFX - finally got around to it XD
Inmost - nice little “story” pixel game, some lovely details
Lost Words: Beyond the Page - beautiful water colours art, although the ending wasn’t my cup of tea
Murder by Numbers - fun and upbeat casual VN (I don’t even like nonograms/picross)
Roki - adventure game
Shadowhand - solitaire with frills
Shieldmaiden - small pixel game
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation - SG win