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)

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

Deiland: Pocket Planet - nice if unpolished tiny planet playground
Geometric Sniper - simple, but the mechanics are oddly satisfying (writing otoh…)
Geometric Sniper: Blood in Paris - similar to GS
Greak: Memories of Azur - wonderful art and presentation
Lacuna - nice pixel adventure/detective game
Solitairica - solitaire with very lite RPG trimmings, but basically solitaire
TOHU - tiny adventure game
Tomb Raider: Anniversary - SteamGifts win - ^_^ Nostalgia

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Moon - solid echo of Castlevania. Getting some monster parts is rather grindy.
Evan’s Remains - nice hybrid of a VN and a lite puzzler
Ghostdream - odd little thing - reading the book whenever possible
Gone Home - walking sim
Inkslinger - tiny, poignant, a little disturbing - wordsmithing done right
Ring of Pain - just one more… I’ll admit, when the right drops show, this is great, but it takes trying
Safecracker - older adventure game
Shape of the World - expected more out of this, movement through different colour palletes mostly… not my cup of tea
She and the Light Bearer - short game with beautiful art and a lovely little fable - the gameplay is very simple
She Sees Red - FMV. It didn’t really click for me, but okay overall
Synergia - cyberpunk VN with the usual tropes
The World Next Door - I actually played parts of this with the battles set to the easiest option as the click/drag/carry pieces around mechanic was very floaty and unresponsive and the battle paces pretty fast. I simply could not select or release the right tiles any other way.
VotM: Night Road - really nice VotM title, a lot of viable approaches and choices, consistent in tone

Carto - nice little puzzler-lite
DARK - I cannot say it’s a great game, but there’s a snazzy song in it (Become the Night / Dark Inside) and the protagonist’s voice actor also voiced Geralt.
Deep Dungeons of Doom - simplifed dungeon crawling
Dracula: Origin - Dracula binge weekend happened XD
Dracula: Love Kills - Dracula binge weekend happened XD
Dracula 4 & 5 – Dracula binge weekend happened XD (If you plan to pick these two up, play them together, they’re really one game cut in half. A certain segment at the end is strangely satisfying.
Hero of the Kingdom: Lost Tales 1 - similar to previous entries
Iconoclasts - I don’t regret playing it, but it did not really resonate with me
Newt One - simple, straightforward, not great, but it has charm
The First Templar - older RPG, found it a pleasant medieval surprise
System Crash - cyberpunk card game, with a nice Gibsonian tone - not too difficult