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Update 3, January 2019

As promised to myself I played more Castlevania Lords of Shadow : Ultimate Edition

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition

9/10
19.4 hours
10 of 47 achievements

Still like it very much. Hopefully will be finishing it in February, baring any major wins. For more comprehensive review please check our my December Update.

but not as much as I’d like since I won a bunch of games in my Playing Appreciated group that needed playing. Click on banners for reviews. So here goes all the games I played for PA:

Sword of Asumi

Sword of Asumi

6/10
3.8 hours
22 of 22 achievements

Was an OK Visual Novel. A bit on the short end. Complete playtime to get all achievements was under 4 hours.

Husk

Husk

3/10
2.6 hours
4 of 14 achievements

Not really fun to play.

OK. I give up. After several tries to get out of the police station, I even watched several walkthrough videos on youtube, but for some reason it did not work like in the videos, I finally get out of there, just to end up in some caves. I can't get out of the caves, since the exit is blocked by a monster, that you can not sneak past (believe me I tried and it will kill you every time). So you have to kill that thing, problem though I don't have any ammo and I checked every spot where ammo should be, but none is to be found.

So after running around for half an hour in a dark cave I give up :(

Game is not really fun to play. Too frustrating in my opinion. Controlls also lack, they are too clunky. If you are not standing in exactly the right angle in front of an object you won't be able to interact. Can make gameplay quite frustrating.

7 Wonders II

7 Wonders II

8/10
6.1 hours
no achievements

Like these types of games so I was happy with this win. Nice old-style match-3 game.

7 Wonders: Ancient Alien Makeover

7 Wonders: Ancient Alien Makeover

8/10
6.3 hours
20 of 26 achievements

Like these types of games so I was happy with this win. Nice old-style match-3 game with a twist. Liked the new improved bonus tiles. And also retrieving the building blocks for the wonders by collecting certain tiles is a nice touch. And then building the wonders stone by stone.

7 Wonders: Magical Mystery Tour

7 Wonders: Magical Mystery Tour

8/10
7.1 hours
no achievements

Like these types of games so I was happy with this win. Nice old-style match-3 game with a twist. Liked the new improved bonus tiles. And also retrieving the building blocks for the wonders by collecting certain tiles is a nice touch. And then building the wonders stone by stone.

For February the follwoing games are on my to do list :

Personal to do list:

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition

    19.4 hours playtime

    10 of 47 achievements

  • PA to do list:

  • Sonic Adventure DX
    Sonic Adventure DX

    0.0 hours playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • PoP to do list (either one of those three or all):

    December is nearly over, so a new post with all the games I’ve beaten or completed in the last month:

    • Call of Duty: Ghosts
    • The Walking Dead
    • The Walking Dead : 400 Days
    • 12 Labours of Hercules II: The Cretan Bull
    • Crystals of Time
    Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Call of Duty: Ghosts

    6/10
    6.5 hours
    24 of 40 achievements

    Game is a solid Ego-Shooter though I was anoyed by some of the bugs I encountered, like the audio bug, where the audio gets so distored that you cannot hear anything anymore. And I also ran into a bug where in the second to last mission I couldn't trigger the shot from the space station. Had to reload the game to fix it. If you can live with that then the game is ok. Have not tried the multiplayer though.

    The Walking Dead

    The Walking Dead

    9/10
    11 hours
    40 of 40 achievements

    Liked the game a lot. The story is quiet gripping and you feel with the characters. One thing I could not quiet get into were the quick time events. I never liked them in the past and could not really get behind them for this game.

    Another thing that sometimes made me scream at my laptop were the dumb decisions made by the main character, like going out without a weapon in a world full of walkers or taking a small kid with him into an unknown location that could be teeming with walkers. That's just stupid and after several months living in this reality they should not make the same stupid mistakes over and over again. It reminded me a bit of the stupid blond chick in horror movies. But as I said overall I really liked the story. It felt like being immersed in the universe.

    The Walking Dead: 400 Days

    The Walking Dead: 400 Days

    4/10
    2 hours
    8 of 8 achievements

    Some short 5 chapters, each too short to really get into the story. I think it would have been better to just follow 1 instead of 5 stories and flesh this one out. It felt kind of like someone threw just some unfinished storyboards into the ring as a DLC. I would definitly not buy this for full prize. Otherwise it's a nice addition to a great game

    12 Labours of Hercules II: The Cretan Bull

    12 Labours of Hercules II: The Cretan Bull

    8/10
    5.9 hours
    16 of 22 achievements

    Second installment of the 12 Labours of Hercules series. Gameplay is switched up a bit in comparison to the first one. Some new things like the thief who will steal your resources if you do not collect them fast enough. Or the “monsters”, e.g. Hera who will scare your workers. As promised I finished it. Another new thing are the puzzles, though I'm not sure what that is about since I never found all the puzzle pieces of one level.

    Crystals of Time

    Crystals of Time

    4/10
    3.5 hours
    no achievements

    I actually like to play hidden object games from time to time, but this one was not really fun. The description of the objects to search were not really good, too ambigous most of the time, meaning that you can not find anything that you do not know what to look for. Also it was a lot of running around and it was not always clear where to go next, so it was a lot of running though the house and trying to find the next hidden object game.

    A game that I have not yet beaten, because it is not really easy is Ravva and the Cyclops Curse. I like it a lot because it reminds me of the games of my childhood that I played on NES.

    Ravva and the Cyclops Curse

    Ravva and the Cyclops Curse

    9/10
    0.9 hours
    2 of 12 achievements

    This game reminds me a lot of the old NES games I played in my youth. It is just as hard as some of them. It's a nice platformer though I strongly recommend using a gamepad for playing.

    Right now I’m playing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition though I will most likely not finish the game before end of the month. I really like it, but it’s a long one. I’ll finish it then in January.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition

    9/10
    13.8 hours
    5 of 47 achievements

    Well let’s see. November is nearly over and I at least finished 1 game : Star Wars Jedi Knight Academy

    Star Wars Jedi Knight Academy: Even though the game is quite old I still liked it a lot. If you can get over the old graphics the game play is really nice. Especially the lightsaber battles. I pretty much just used the lightsaber for the whole game XD

    And I tried to finish two more:

    Cook, Serve, Delicious: I really like the game, but the achievments are hard to come by. A lot of them are related to building up your restaurant or serving a boatload of items. For example to get your restaurant to level 1 you need to complete 20 in game days as one of the many requirements. I will definitely play more of it in the future, but I only see it as a game I will play every now and then and not trying to grind through.

    12 Labours of Hercules II : The Cretan Bull : Second installment of the 12 Labours of Hercules series. Gameplay is switched up a bit in comparison to the first one. Some new things like the thief who will steal your resources if you do not collect them fast enough. Or the “monsters” who will scare your workers. I really like it and will definitely finish it. Maybe not this month but for sure in December.