Sunday, 11 May 2014

And Another Thing...

  • AvernumAvernum 2Avernum 3Avernum 4Avernum 5Avernum 6, Blades of Avernum because Spiderweb Software are practically my idols. I must finish Geneforge. MUST.
  • DROD 1 + 2 + 3, heard a lot of good things about this series. Also that it is really hard.
  • To the Moon because I like crying at games.
In case you're wondering why this is a separate post - Blogger wouldn't let me put all the Labels in one post, hah.

No Restraint Whatsoever

So this week's Humble Bundle is too good. This also combined with our latest CeX outing to produce a formidable list of new games.
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 and Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce to feed Emily's growing Musou obsession.
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen because I've heard it's good and also because it contains the original game, seems like a deal to me.
  • Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge, Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant and Wizardry 8, because I love dungeon crawlers and I hate myself.
  • The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour because they were part of the bundle, but also because Emily might not quite remember all of the solutions like I do.
  • Harvester ahahaha
  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream because Harlan Ellison.
  • System Shock 2 is excellent but I've never actually played it before! More Looking Glass Games, hell yeah.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail, this half-month's free Xbox Live title.
Aside from this ridiculous slew, I have also been playing games. First I'll talk a little more about Nier. The game just keeps getting weirder! I thoroughly enjoyed the Forest of Myth section. I also kind of liked Facade but I wish the message hadn't been so obvious and heavy-handed. Just got past a major plot point and the game just gets more intriguing. Also now I can use spears, so I can dodgeroll-spearthrust repeatedly to move really fast, speedrunning woooo

You saw Dynasty Warriors 7 up there but I've actually had it for a while and I've played a lot of it. 30 hours, even! I've beaten all 4 campaigns and I've taken a decent bite out of the Conquest mode. It's a lot of fun as usual, the stories of the Three Kingdoms are told well (and also spoiling me for the rest of the book, which I'm still reading, lol spoilers for historical events). Not sure how much I like the "pause time to wait for the beginning of the Musou animation" thing, but I do like how they hang in midair waiting for you to wreck them.

Also finally started playing Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. Seems okay, though it also looks like it's aiming very carefully at the 'tried and tested JRPG' target, which makes me a little sad. Hope it picks up, plot has been not-quite-eyeroll-worthy so far.