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F4LL0UT: Finished it. Well. Meh.
Well, you have been warned. They added nothing new, same stuff all over again and the ending was literally a slap in the face.

As for the sequels, there is actually a sequel released parallel with the main game on Nintendo DS called The Fallen King. You start right after the first game and Prince travels alone. He is soon joined by a mage, but this time the mage is not just Quick Load with breasts. Every new area adds new types of obstacles and the mage gets new abilities; lifting boulders, something like a grappling hook, shield for the Prince... You need to control both of them to pass obstacles and in fights. The game is low budget title, touch controls are often clumsy and it lacks polish, but at least they had some good ideas.
Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror (1996) (Linux)

It falls below first one, but it's still decent point&click adventure. I miss a bit that great sense of humour and perfect dialogues of the BS1. I've also found some of puzzles a bit annoying and illogical, but it is always very subjective. I still liked the story, the atmosphere of great adventure. I liked that it's possible to die here (there was no deadly mistakes in BS1) and I liked that the game still awards curiosity by interesting comments and dialogues when you're trying everything-on-everything approach (as a poor gamer I often use brute force strategy, to be honest;). That's so much better than "I can't do this" you hear thousand of times in different p&cs.

List of all games completed in 2018.
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ciemnogrodzianin: Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror (1996) (Linux)

It falls below first one, but it's still decent point&click adventure. I miss a bit that great sense of humour and perfect dialogues of the BS1. I've also found some of puzzles a bit annoying and illogical, but it is always very subjective. I still liked the story, the atmosphere of great adventure. I liked that it's possible to die here (there was no deadly mistakes in BS1) and I liked that the game still awards curiosity by interesting comments and dialogues when you're trying everything-on-everything approach (as a poor gamer I often use brute force strategy, to be honest;). That's so much better than "I can't do this" you hear thousand of times in different p&cs.

List of all games completed in 2018.
I love the BS series. I'm currently playing Broken Sword 3 for a second time and think it's very much underrated and if you're a fan of the first 2 you it owe it to yourself to play it.

I'm going to probably give Broken Sword 4 a go next. Mine is a hard copy though and needs patching to get it to work.

5 moves back to 2d and is similar in graphical style to the first 2 games
Devil May Cry 4 SE (Xbox One)

The last one I needed to play to finish the full series. It gets full marks for its graphical style and sharp graphics, something I like over the current modern trend of overdone post processing effects. Also the story made a bit more sense than the first three games.

The gameplay started well and I was enjoying it up to about halfway. But then, as part of the story you switch characters and then back track your way through the entire game in reverse order, fighting the exact same bosses. It feels like the devs were running out of time and given an ultimatum - get the game shipped or else. So they just used what they had, but backwards. Then for the end game they at least did something different right? No they didn't, you actually fight through all the bosses again.

Add in the usual Japanese style boss fights...you know the type where you're kicking ass like an ass kicking machine and fully deplete the bosses health bar. At which point you win the fight right? No, actually you go to a cutscene where the boss is fully recovered again, stops and has a chat, smacks YOUR ass down and escapes. Every single boss fight. It gets old.

In the end I can't say that I really liked it. At least the first three games I liked the combat and had fun, but number 4 became a game that I was playing just to finish. Despite all the negative critics, my favorite game was the black sheep, the DmC reboot by Ninja Theory. But the first three games were still good as well. I hope they get the coming 5th part back on form.

At least I didn't need to buy it to play, since I got another month of game pass for $1.
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Gorogoa

My only game completed this year. It only took 2 hours of my life, but was very diverting, which is exactly what I need right now.
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supplementscene: ...
Thanks. As I've got all of them from one of GOG Bundles, I'm going to play them all. To be honest, I didn't expected much from BS3-5. Thanks for giving me some hope ;)
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Cavalary: King Arthur?
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muddysneakers: Cool I'll check that one out. Thanks.
You should also take a look at Imperial Glory.
Ori and the Blind Forest

Hallowed are the Ori. Awesome game with stunning visuals. Sometimes they were got in way of what is going on but nothing I couldn't stand. Controls are quite tight and I rarely had problem with them.
I played it on normal as I heard it is quite tough and while I think I would be able to do it on hard, I am satisfied with my choice as I never got too frustrated with it, not even with obstacles and enemies that I disliked.
It took me 8 hours 20 minutes of pure gameplay (the game has in-game counter) to beat the story and complete the game at some 85% and 9 hours 32 minutes to complete the game 100%.


My complete list.
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supplementscene: ...
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ciemnogrodzianin: Thanks. As I've got all of them from one of GOG Bundles, I'm going to play them all. To be honest, I didn't expected much from BS3-5. Thanks for giving me some hope ;)
I've completed all 5 Broken Sword games and I think 5 is an excellent game, and whilst 3 and 4 probably are the weakest in the series, they are both still well worth playing.

It's difficult for me to objectively compare the installments as I've played them over such a wide spread of time. However, if I had to put them in best to worst order it would be - 1, 5, 2, 4, 3.

Anyway, hope you have fun playing the rest of the series.
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groundhog42: It's difficult for me to objectively compare the installments as I've played them over such a wide spread of time. However, if I had to put them in best to worst order it would be - 1, 5, 2, 4, 3.
Thanks!
And considering aforementioned order - a bit sad considering that I'm just starting with 3, but, hey, when you're at the rock bottom it may be only better and better over time ;)