[Game] Super Hot VR

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Super Hot is a fascinating mix of shooter and strategy that is just beyond satisfying to play… and it’s even better in VR.

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Fantastic game-play that makes you feel like in the Matrix
Too short!
The simplistic nature of game-play would make the game grow old if it was longer
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[Game] A Way Out

a way out

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A story focused two-player adventure that’s kind of innovative, but never really succeeds at blowing your mind.

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Beautiful visuals
The story is nothing special in retrospect
Likable, relatively profound characters
The ending feels a bit forced, with the most intuitive option not available
A surprising, and relatively emotional twist in the end
Doesn’t really do anything particularly outstanding
Innovative two-player only game-play
A couple of pretty awesome action sequences

 

[Game] Assassin’s Creed: Origins

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Assassin’s Creed Origins introduces a lot of interesting changes to the Assassin’s Creed formula, making it more of an exploration focused RPG than an action adventure.

And that’s actually exactly what I wanted from this breathtakingly beautiful series.

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A vast and breathtaking world of Ptolemaic Egypt to explore
The leveling up system is too simplistic for an RPG
Lots of actually well-scripted side-quests do a good job at fleshing out the world
The fighting system is too simplistic for an RPG
Provides you with a feeling of adventure
Too little variety in enemies for an RPG
Most of the annoying “features” that bloated the previous games removed
There’s some bloat with random forts all of which start feeling the same

[Game] 11-11: Memories Retold

11-11 Memories Retold

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A game set in the first world war in which you don’t fire a single bullet… or do anything else that’s much of interest.

It feels more like a walking simulator with bad visuals, though it does offer a cast of relatively nice characters and does a good job at displaying how disconnected wars are from the individuals actually fighting them on the field.

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Likable, relatively profound characters
Awful, blurry visuals
Thought-provoking on the inhuman nature of war
The story is pretty average anti-war fare
Boring game-play that consists mostly of walking back and forth

[Game] The Return of Obra Dinn

The Return of Obra dinn

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Having played hundreds of games, it’s pretty rare for me to find something that I truly find unique, but darn, I definitely have never played anything like The Return of Obra Dinn before.

Reliving the last moments of someone’s death and organically figuring out their identity as well as the cause for their demise made me feel like a real detective with each solved mystery giving me the same high as beating a boss in Dark Souls. I’m only depressed that due to the nature of this game, I’ll probably will never be able to experience anything like it again.

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Interesting story that you have to reconstruct from nonlinear bits and pieces
Minimalistic visuals that might make you motion sick
Mind-blowing, unique adventure puzzle game-play
Short, and has next to no replay value

 

[Game] Banner Saga 3

Banner Saga 3

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Finally, even though still pretty weak in the narrative, you get an adequate full length strategy RPG if you combine all of the Banner Saga parts together.

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Interesting setting inspired by Nordic lore
Weak, poorly-told story
A unique, addicting, and satisfying strategy game-play
Underwhelming, replaceable characters