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)

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

Bee Simulator - quite nice, really liked the zoo segment
Effie - rather simple, wanted to like it, but just didn’t click for me
Four Sided Fantasy - small puzzle game
Last Word - rather snazzy RPGMaker title with an interesting setting
NEOVERSE - for when you feel like a card battle without firing up Slay the Spire and delving deep
Tales of the Neon Sea - nice adventure game (with a rather ugly potential bug/glitch in the final sequence - if it hits you, replay from an earlier autosave worked for me)
Tell Me Why - expected more of a story, tbh
Vambrace: Cold Soul - fantastic art, nice setting, odd approach to squad management
Steamworld Dig 2 - Steamworld ^_^
Superluminal - perspective puzzler, not too difficult

Control - nice atmosphere, very well done telekinesis (completely random, but in a weird way, some premise elements resemble Warehouse 13 with a drastically different vibe)
Dark Devotion - slow-paced, a little awkward, but worked for me
Gomo - tiny adventure game
Heaven’s Vault - loved the language decyphering, hated the scripted plot rails
Heavy Rain - good story with awful QTEs at times
InnerSpace - nice little exploration game
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech - lovely deckbuilder/RPG
Super Panda Adventures - wonderful little metroidvania, oozing charm
Tales of Vesperia - not my favourite Tales game, but glad I played it

A Good Snowman is Hard to Build - very elegant puzzle game
Cat Quest 2 - nice sequel, the dog side of it didn’t feel as developed as I’d hoped
Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders - fantastic adventure game, highly recommended
Expeditions Viking - has more RP in it than many RPGs I’ve played, great Vikings game
Frog Detective 2 - small and simple
The Song of Seven: Overture - pretty enough, but just one chapter
The Vagrant - surprisingly fun, despite the protagonist’s questionable choice of protective clothing
Vampire: The Masquerade- Shadows of New York - ehhh… can’t say I really enjoyed it, but VotM setting is always nice