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PostSubject: Re: What are you playing on your Switch?   What are you playing on your Switch? - Page 25 EmptyThu 8 Aug 2019 - 17:06

JayMoyles wrote:
Balladeer wrote:
and comparisons to a strategy game have worried me rather.

Hmm, I don't follow that comparison. It plays very similar to a 2D Zelda game in how you deal with each screen.

I mentioned it because all the enemies move and attack in different patterns, a little like chess except when you move so does your opponent but as I said above that's not all there is to the game & it'd be a real shame if you dropped it because one tiny aspect resembles a genre you aren't a fan of.
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I mean, the rest is a roguelike... Razz

It's still up there amongst my current games, which means I do intend to give it another try.  I did feel the strategy beats (ho ho) when I played it though.  I ran into a screenfull of wolves very near my starting point, and it felt like with precise planning and movement and a bit of time to think about those things you could clear them all in a blaze of glory.  Of course I didn't have that time to plan and got slaughtered.

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Yes, I think it's in a weird space of being intuitive, but counter to convention. Takahashi is notably not that big into videogames in general, and I think when you realise this, you see how the controls make perfect sense. As people familiar with how the sticks are usually used, Katamari feels weird, but if you were coming to the controls for the first time you'd think "this makes sense".

That's odd, because in a way the timed high-score challenge feels like the most gamey of game concepts to me.  (Maybe not these days?)  

In other news: the story cut-scenes with the cuboid kids.  They're just so, so Japan.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you playing on your Switch?   What are you playing on your Switch? - Page 25 EmptyThu 15 Aug 2019 - 12:14

Played a bit of Giv VI the other night.

The load times are awful but once you get into a game then it's fine. Just I don't know how much I'm going to play off this with lack of goals, which I think I'll go into more detail when I'm done with the game.

Still considering what I traded in for it and the other game I got, then it be decent trade-in or sell on eBay.
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I need to avoid buying CIV VI if I ever want to speak to another human being again. Laughing
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masofdas wrote:
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Ah, that sounds nice! You win by being charitable to your neighbours.
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Like a strategy version of Undertale... I’d be interested in that!
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Having finished Overcooked bar plugging through the random nonsense final boss to get the non-ending scene, we've moved onto Overcooked 2. Bit of a step up eh? The presentation's an instant improvement, as is (oddly) the punctuation. It's like the final version of a GameJam game.
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Astral Chain real soon, I promise
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PostSubject: Re: What are you playing on your Switch?   What are you playing on your Switch? - Page 25 EmptyTue 10 Sep 2019 - 23:35

I'm plugging away at Aggelos in short bursts at the moment. I bought it based on Eurogamer's glowing review a wee while back. It's a good game, though I WISH it had a decent map.
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I was going to say that I'd never heard of Aggelos until you posted that, Rum - then I realised that I did recognise the screenshots. Metroidvania I presume? (In other words, a genre that absolutely needs a decent map.) Looks a bit Wonder Boy-ish.
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Still running about in Astral Chain with a bit of River city girls on the side
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Definitely interested in hearing more about Aggelos
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Just gave the Contra Rogue corp demo a bash which is very brief but it's not bad, likely not worth 40 quid but I can see me picking it up if it ever goes on sale for like half price. The visuals are terrible though and they probably should have taken another year or so to polish it up.
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Balladeer wrote:
I was going to say that I'd never heard of Aggelos until you posted that, Rum - then I realised that I did recognise the screenshots.  Metroidvania I presume?  (In other words, a genre that absolutely needs a decent map.)  Looks a bit Wonder Boy-ish.

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Definitely interested in hearing more about Aggelos

It's sort of a Metroidvania-lite, as the dungeons and the world map are nowhere near as complicated as they would typically be - but there is still some to-ing and fro-ing and the map just... isn't a map.

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The list of blue squares on the left are a list of teleport points, which you can use via an item obtained after the second dungeon, though I only stumbled across it rather than actually being directed to it by the game. Either way, it makes travelling around a little easier.

I think it is Wonder-Boy ish, though I've never played Wonder Boy - I'm just going off comparisons from game reviewers. It's fun 2D platforming and it has neat little weapon and armour upgrades, though I've reached the third dungeon and I feel like there's been quite an abrupt difficulty spike. Annoying. Neutral
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Just gave the Ori & the blind forest demo a go and it's good stuff especially that stunning art style (screenshots don't do it justice) BUT with me already having another Metroidvania in Blasphemous I might wait until towards the end of the year before I pick it up.
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1. Our quotes auto-refer now! Shocked

2. I really want to pick up Ori, but simply don't know when I'll get a chance to play it considering everything else.
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Ooh - ooh - I'm finally playing Baba is You. I'm sort-of doing OK, but I don't always feel like I understand some of the "Is" rules - i.e. whether they're harmful or beneficial.
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Woo! Are you enjoying it Jim? (Maybe answer that in the BIY thread. Shifty ) The rules do require you to wrap your head in circles a bit.

Our quotes no longer auto-refer. Not sure what that brief turn was. Meh Anyway, I'm playing DQXI, Link's Awakening, and probably SWH for now. Not sure what's up next. Little Town Hero maybe? So much great stuff...
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