2019 Completed Games List

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  1. Paradox

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    It’s great to revisit some of those classics, and yeah some of those old puzzles and riddles were hard to crack.
     
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    PS4:

    -Subnautica - 9 / 10
    -Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC (The Heist, Turf Wars and Silver Lining) - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil 2 - 9 / 10
    -Far Cry: New Dawn - 7.5 / 10
    -Devil May Cry 5 - 8 / 10
    -Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - 8.5 / 10
    -Rage 2 - 7 / 10
    -Owlboy - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil (REmake) - 8 / 10
    -Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 7.5 / 10

    PC:

    -Prey - 8.5 / 10
    -Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - 8.5 / 10

    -Nintendo Switch:

    -The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (remake) - 8.5 / 10

    I recently picked up the remake of Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch.

    I played the original game on the classic Gameboy a long time ago, I think in 1995 or 1996. I used to play the game every morning before school. As my brothers and I only had one copy of the game, I would always get up super early to play for about an hour or so before our mother took us to school.

    It was a joy to see that the latest adaption of Link's Awakening for the Nintendo Switch is such a faithful and imaginative remake. Nintendo always kills it with their aesthetics and presentation. While the Switch is not nearly as powerful as a PS4 or an X-Box One, Nintendo's wonderful art direction always ensures that their top exclusives look great. The game's soundtrack was essentially an orchestrated remaster of the original, which is great, and almost everything was exactly the same including game play, mechanics and Koholint Island itself. Playing this game certainly jogged my memory, allowing me to remember where certain things where, or how to do particular puzzles etc.

    There were only three things about the game that I didn't quite like. The frame rate was unfortunately inconsistent. You'd be playing in mostly 60 FPS, but then when you entered an area of detail, such as the forest or the swamp, the frame rate drop is quite noticeable. The game is also quite short, it'll probably take you somewhere between 8 to 12 hours to complete, depending on how quickly you go through the story and if you choose to go for secret unlockables. Finally, I felt that the game's difficulty itself was a bit inconsistent. A lot of the time, I found it incredibly easy and then sometimes, the game's enemies or/and bosses would be quite tough - moving fast, unknown tactics to beat them or there might be suddenly multiple enemies on screen with AoE (Area of Effect) style attacks, little room to move etc.

    Regardless of the above issues, it was still a fun game to play. If you have a Switch, I'd highly recommend that you pick up Link's Awakening. I can imagine the price tag being a bit intimidating, as Link's Awakening is a somewhat short game, but I'd still recommend getting a copy, especially if you see it on sale or have means to discount the cost.
     
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    Xbox One
    Bioshock - 8.0
    Bioshock 2 - 8.5
    The Evil Within - 6.0
    Bioshock Infinite - 9.0
    — Burial at Sea DLC - 9.0
    Crackdown 3 - 8.5
    Quantum Break - 9.5
    Wolfenstein: The New Order - 9.0
    Rise of the Tomb Raider - 8.5
    Prey - 8.5
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 7.0
    Lego Batman 3 - 6.5
    Borderlands 3 - 9.25

    Nintendo Switch
    Super Mario Odyssey - 7.0

    PS4
    Spider-Man - 10.0

    I defeated the final boss in Borderlands 3 yesterday. I immediately started a second play through on True Vault Hunter mode and also a second character so I’m sticking with this game for awhile. For the most part this is a beautiful game. I say for the most part because while the overall aesthetic is great, up close you see a lot of cracks. I play on Xbox One, so I expect the game to not be as ‘shiny’ as it would be on a powerful PC, but come on. Low res textures on objects is a constant issue. I could stand next to a fuzzy pixelated vending machine for 5 minutes. It might resolve in that time, or it might stay a blurry mass of colors. This is something I’d expect them to patch out in the first game update. There’s been two updates, but nothing has changed graphically. Also, many times the game chugs like a train going uphill. Not as much in combat, but mainly just when I’m simply navigating the menus. The menus are where there should be the least strain on the system!

    Another issue I had with this game was the main antagonists. Holy shit I couldn’t stand them. The voice acting and style made me want to shove a spoon up my ass to distract from the pain. One thing I can’t stand is the stereotypical over the top YouTube or Instagram personality, and boy that’s these two times 10. Handsome Jack was the villain you loved to hate and I’d stop what I was doing to hear everything he had to say in any play through of BL2. The Calypso twins have me reaching for the mute button. Other than one cool reveal about them late game, I cared less than zero about them.

    It may sound like I’m shitting all over the game, but other than the main gripes of graphical issues and the horrible villains, I still had (and am still having) a very fun time with the game. I had a great play through with Moze and beat the game with her at level 45. I started TVH mode and stopped at level 48 so I have room to grow with the upcoming Halloween missions that drop in a couple weeks. I bought the season pass so I’m prepared for all future DLC too.

    Once I hit 48 with Moze, I started a brand new play through with FL4K. He was definitely a struggle after being used to Moze’s play style and being able to jump into the enemy shredding Iron Bear mech whenever my health was low. After respecing a couple times I’ve finally settled into a build that works well for me and I’m tearing through enemies while constantly keeping my beasts in the fight too. In the first play through I explored everything, found every collectible, and did every possible side mission along with the story. This time around I’m ignoring everything except story missions.

    So, some complaints aside, I’m still having a blast and will probably be playing BL3 for weeks to come.
     
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    PS4:

    -Subnautica - 9 / 10
    -Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC (The Heist, Turf Wars and Silver Lining) - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil 2 - 9 / 10
    -Far Cry: New Dawn - 7.5 / 10
    -Devil May Cry 5 - 8 / 10
    -Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - 8.5 / 10
    -Rage 2 - 7 / 10
    -Owlboy - 8.5 / 10
    -Resident Evil (REmake) - 8 / 10
    -Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 7.5 / 10

    PC:

    -Prey - 8.5 / 10
    -Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - 8.5 / 10

    -Nintendo Switch:

    -The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (remake) - 8.5 / 10
    - Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast - 5 / 10

    I finished Jedi Outcast for the Nintendo Switch.

    I've pretty much already voiced my opinion about this port, but in a nutshell, Jedi Outcast was excellent for its time on PC. As a console port, it's not so great, and as a Switch port, it is terribly optimised.

    Pros:
    - Good story;
    - Classic soundtrack;
    - Cheaply priced on the Switch shop.

    Cons:
    - Long loading times;
    - Inconsistent frame rate and regular FPS drops;
    - Frequent in-game crashing;
    - Save files corrupt easily, resulting in more crashes;
    - Downgraded graphics;
    - Unskippable cut scenes;
    - Unbalanced difficulty (very hard and frustrating boss fights);
    - Control scheme sucks;
    - First person shooting is highly inaccurate and difficult (first few non-Jedi levels suck).
     
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