OK, time to catch up.
I finished 5 games since my last post here.
First of all I finished Alien Shooter Revisited
. It's not bad game but I liked the Zombie Shooter more. In this one I wasn't thrilled by infinite spawning, aliens appearing out of nowhere and increasing strength of aliens by just changing their color. 5.5/10
but can be relaxing sometimes.
With my girlfriend we completed Rayman Origins
some time ago (100% completion). It is excellent game I totally loved to play it co-op. It looks great and cute, has great music and sounds (I often listen to its crazy soundtrack and I am not soundtrack person at all) and I had fun almost constantly when I played it.
I like it more than all previous Rayman games I played (1 and 2) and would recommend it to anyone who looks for co-op fun.
It deserves 9.5/10
easily. (Let's say that the 0.5 down is for problems with keyboard where I had to rebind to less friendly keys to get better response.)
Around the same time as Rayman I completed Battle Realms
and its expansion Winter of Wolf. It is quite average game. I was looking forward to it as its concept looked like fun but it doesn't really deliver. The graphics are not bad, but considering it was released around similar time as Warcraft 3 then mainly characters are quite lacking compared to it. The game is incredibly zoomed-in with very limited FOV (whoever thought it is good idea should be shot) and it is really hard to give proper orders and click the right unit in battle. Also to call-off injured units from combat is obnoxiously hard and they are really stupid and not listening to orders and that all is something I hate in games where you have units who are not allowed to die.
Yet the game is quite interesting, with nice setting and the unit recruiting mechanics are interesting.
Then there is its expansion, featuring most interesting clan to play, but it is just plain horrible. It's one of the worst expansion that I have ever played. Whoever thought that putting very simplistic and stupid puzzle elements into real-time strategy was probably out of his mind. Story is quite dumb, level design is bad and makes absolutely no sense at all,scripting is done horribly and it's just overall nonsensical. Adding feeble digger unit who only speaks gibberish for some reason, can dig underground and is only useful in about 4 situation in 3 mission throughout whole expansion, into melee and strength oriented clan only shows how wrong this expansion is. Then there are also forcefields blocking tunnels or whole parts of world. In most games there is nothing wrong with forcefields but for some reason I don't feel they belong into game set in medieval fantasy Japan. o_O
Sure they tried to explain it with magic (it's always answer) but 1. they don't look like made by magic and 2. magical field shouldn't be shut down by lever or button.
The basic game deserves 6/10
, maybe 6.5, but the expansion deserves 2/10
at best but probably less and I am only nice to it.
I also stopped playing Rogue Legacy
recently. It is not completed but I don't intend to play it anymore. I got into New Game +2 but I was dying too much there and was not having fun anymore so I see no reason to continue. I would only frustrate me and ruin my experience with game.
Overall the game was fun and I enjoyed. The legacy element is good, traits are fun and interesting (although some are unplayable:-)) and the gameplay is quite entertaining. It frustrated me sometiimes (it's roguelike afterall) but most of time in good way and most deaths led me to trying again instead of quitting.
I am not too good in platformers where you have to kill enemies, dodge projectiles and avoid spikes at one time, so it is not exactly game for me but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I would probably enjoy it even more if I was good at it, but still it was enough for me to enjoy it properly.
What I would like is more varied music. (and better way to open closing platforms :-))
I rate it 8/10
and advice you to get it if you are interested in this genre. It delivers what it promises.
Also I would like to point out that I bought it on basis "Judas plays RL" video so job well done there, Judas. ;-)
Most recent is Disciples 2
today. I completed all campaigns, including short expansion campaigns and Rise of Elves as well. I started the game many years ago (maybe 9) and I finally got through it. The game is quite fun, I love how t is drawn (although I am not fan BFS trope
present here prominently) and the unit promotions is cool thing, but the game is also incredibly slow and begins to be repetitive fast. There is a lot of annoying and slow things that could make it much more enjoyable experience.
This way it's quite average TBS which starts to bore pretty fast. I know ton of better TBS and would recommend them over this one easily.
at best. Full list.