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The 2020 Completed Games List

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  • Ryan McCarthyRyan McCarthy RPGamer Staff
    Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion (PS4) -- Randomly decided to play this since I got it as a free game from PS Plus. I'll give the devs this: they really tried for the Vanillaware swagger. I don't think they were completely successful but they sure efforted really hard. I did like the combat; something akin to Valkyrie Profile but with a more real time kind of thing where being able to time blocking against enemy attacks is paramount, which made for some challenging yet satisfying boss battles. It can really feel overwhelming since the number of enemies being fought and all the animations and spell effects that can go off at once can make it a bit hard to follow what's going on at times, making it hard to know when to time the blocking. The real thing holding the game back for me, however, was the lackluster storytelling. I never really felt invested in any of the characters and I think it was really hindered by the initial decision to split the two different characters into separate games though I doubt it the story would've impressed me either way. I didn't really enjoy this enough to play the other game that's from the perspective of the Octavia but I'm curious about what this team makes next.
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    SteamWorld Dig(PC)

    I am on a SteamWorld roll LOL
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  • Cassandra RamosCassandra Ramos Eternal Kyoshi Administrators
    edited April 29
    I completed Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Android). I bought the game for my phone over a year ago, hence why I didn't play it on Switch.

    It's a fun little game. I can see why it's a beloved entry, at least in Japan. It has a lot of neat ideas, especially for the time.
    Next, I will play DQV...eventually.
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  • KrullKrull Full Members
    edited April 27
    Nowhere near finishing The Witcher III, but all this Trials of Mana buzz made me go back to Adventures of Mana, the shiny iOS remake of Final Fantasy Adventure. Think it’s on Vita too, but I’ve been trying to clear some old games that have been sitting in my phone for years.

    Square did a decent job of giving the graphics a lick of paint (though not much more than that - the animation is so basic, I think I’d prefer the Game Boy sprites) and updating the music (which is excellent, regardless of whether you choose the original chiptunes or the modern takes), but I reckon the actual game itself still holds up pretty well even by modern standards. I admit, it does feel old, and elements like the limited inventory and constant weapon and item swapping are a little maddening, but I still had a good time exploring dungeons and completing the basic quests. I’ll admit I did use a guide once - Jadd desert - but kicked myself, because I had the solution, but was doing things in the wrong place.

    Was really surprised by how substantial the adventure is for a Game Boy title. Took me just under 12hrs. I’d probably give it a 2.5, at most a 3, but with merit.
  • redwing42redwing42 Just Monika Full Members
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps (XBONE) - Beautiful game. Took me a bit to get into it, despite how much I loved the original. I did feel pretty good about it around the halfway point. % clear in areas drove me crazy, as I had a bunch of areas at 98 or 99% and had no idea where that last bit was, especially since I cleared all collectibles and side quests. Ultimately, it was worth the time I put in, though didn't make as big of an impact as the first game.
  • Ryan McCarthyRyan McCarthy RPGamer Staff
    Heroland (PS4) -- Finally done with this. It ends on an interesting note and I liked it? I really need to sit on this one for a while.
  • KrullKrull Full Members
    Severed (iOS). What a marvellous game. First-person dungeon crawler/Metroidvania with a really involved swipe combat system. Lovely, icky art style, just enough story to tie the whole thing together, even a nice closing song. At seven and a half hours for me (I died lots...), without going back to get all the secrets, it’s a decent length too. Giving it a 4.
  • Sam WachterSam Wachter RPGamer Staff
    Sakura Wars (PS4)
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch)
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)
  • maryadaviesmaryadavies She Shoots For The Stars Somewhere east of Atlanta, GAModerators
    Trials Of Mana(PS4)-- WOOW! I liked this game with the fan trans a while back. Beat a Duran game; now I come back to it with more than a fresh coat of paint. I love how they changed it and <whisper>no cheat codes needed or save scumming needed to get the third class change.</whisper>

    Anyway I'm working on getting the final class change for Angela; I either might reset her points or level her some more so I can beat that thing (don't ask) but I'll get there. I'll edit this when I beat the aftergame ^^
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    Lost Sphear (switch)

    great story, I must say this is a nice upgrade from I am Setsuna, did enjoy this second game from Tokyo factory
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  • maryadaviesmaryadavies She Shoots For The Stars Somewhere east of Atlanta, GAModerators
    edited May 8
    Trials of Mana (PS4) (Postgame) -- Very long dungeon but I beat the final final boss. Just add the (Postgame) tag to it since they just added a extra dungeon on the end. I did get Angela's final class btw, wasn't easy but I got it; I had to break out the KH dodging skills for that.

    I might come back to it later on New Game + and beat it with different charas later. ^^
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  • OmbresOmbres Games horder Full Members
    edited May 15
    Her Story(PC)

    Very good, story, I am glad I was not spoil of anything at that game, there was 2 times in the game that I was going oh I did not see that coming!

    What Remains of Edith Finch(PC)

    An other nice story about the Finch familly and their curse

    SteamWorld Dig 2(PC)

    There was a lot of great amelioration from the first one. That was nice that is was a completly différent set of skills too!
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  • redwing42redwing42 Just Monika Full Members
    Civilization VI (PC) - I won a game of Civ VI, so I'm counting it here. Upgraded my PC a few months ago, so I've finally been able to start playing some more intensive games on it. I might still like Civ V better, but I need to run a few more games in VI first. This game was the vanilla version, but I do have the expansions ready to go from here.
  • KrullKrull Full Members
    edited May 17
    Randomly went back to Agent A on iOS last night. Playing it on a busted iPad with dead spots on the screen, so I had left it midway through Chapter 4 about a year ago, but soon worked out where I was - and they added the fifth and final chapter since I last played, so I was able to polish off the whole thing and roll credits.

    It’s a serviceable and light-hearted spy-themed adventure game, with decent puzzles. Nothing to break your brain on, but not bad, either.

    Was amused to hear later, on the RPGCast, that Anna had also finished it last week.

    Ombres - yes, I liked Her Story too. One of those rare games that I played through in a single sitting. Great twists in there.
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    Pokemon Conquest (NDS)
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited May 19
    My brother picked up Streets of Rage 4 (PS4) for us to play couch co-op. I think it was exactly what we wanted. Fun, short, maybe a little too easy but my bro gets frustrated fast when we lose in games so it might have been for the best.

    And for the first time since SMT:Nocturne ~2006, I replayed a linear game within a few years of my first playthrough in Persona 5 Royal (PS4). The beginning and the end felt soooo slow. Maybe because they're slow, or maybe because I remembered that content the best from my first run, however I enjoyed the middle of the game a lot.

    One thing that stuck out more this time was how the story keeps the Phantom Thieves in a grey moral area all game until it doesn't. All the imagery and themes portray them as rebellious villains, and there's the hypocrisy of a group that preaches about the importance of freedom while literally stealing the freedom of those they deem unjust. Then, this interesting grey area vanishes in the final segment. You're the ultimate good guys fighting the ultimate evil. I wish the grey area had stayed. It would have made the ending less monotonous. Given the Gnostic references at the end, if the player understands them fully, there is an implication that what you're doing is not good, but it's only given in imagery and names. It's not spelled out like it was before.

    On that note, I liked the added Royal postgame content thematically. It pushed the Phantom Thieves back into a more obvious grey area. I really didn't need another massive palace and another massive Mementos crawl though.

    In the games of the decade feature I had Witcher 3 #1 and Person 5 #3. I didn't love Persona 5 quite as much this time, but that's also why I don't replay games often. I'm planning to replay Witcher 3 this year too and honestly expect it to hold up better in a 2nd run.
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  • OmbresOmbres Games horder Full Members
    edited May 20
    Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch)

    That was fun, and did have trouble to beat the final boss, but that nice since all the rest of the game was very easy!
    Krull wrote: »
    Ombres - yes, I liked Her Story too. One of those rare games that I played through in a single sitting. Great twists in there.

    I heard that Telling lies was good, I know Sam did like it, might do it sometime in the futur :)
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    I played The Executioner (PC) today and am just baffled. It's the most unsatisfying game I've played in a long time. If I knew it ended at chapter 1 and was 3 hours long I never would have bought it, and the number of typos and minor bugs in this short, heavily patched game is bizarre. It's a story-driven wall-o-text dump with a torture-porn minigame that abruptly ends without going anywhere or even reaching a climax. No one should play this and I shouldn't even list it here because I don't want anyone to look into the game because of me.
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  • Ryan McCarthyRyan McCarthy RPGamer Staff
    edited May 23
    Yakuza 5 (PS3) -- I finally got around to finishing this after starting it two years ago and putting it down in the middle of the Haruka/Akiyama section well over a year ago. While a lot of what I love about Yakuza is here and I appreciate them swinging for the fences here, I can't help but feel like the game doesn't quite stick the landing the way it should. It's hard to explain why without going into endgame spoilers but it really feels like Majima is setup to be more important to the story than he ultimately ends up being and the game's last minute attempts to make me care about the villains' motivations really fell flat for me. It really feels like the writers bit off more than could chew with this one, so it's easy to see why in terms of scope, they've scaled back subsequent games. Also, as much as I like the father/daughter-like bond between Kiryu and Haruka, it increasingly bothers me how much the female characters in these games end up feeling so defined by their relationships to the male characters, which is sadly all too typical for media made by and for straight men.
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    Slay the Spire (PC)

    I manage to win in my second run, I think I was lucky, this is really a fun game I will do a lot more run and try to unlock everything

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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited May 29
    I've been piddling around with breather games after Persona 5 and settled on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch). Link's Awakening was my go-to Game Boy game for long car rides throughout my childhood and still easily in the top half of better Zelda entries for me. It was one of the few retro games I bought on the 3DS shop, so I replayed it not too long ago. Didn't always love this version's graphical and audio choices to be honest, but had a blast and I'm glad the remake is introducing it to new audiences.

    I don't know why, but it really sunk in this playthrough that Link
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    is totally the evil villain collecting the 8 objects you need to destroy the world... so that he can destroy the world. "Oh but they're just nightmares unworthy of life, it's okay if I murder all of them in my quest to annihilate everything" is villain-think.
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    To the Moon(PC)

    That what a nice story, having fun playing those kind of game lately!
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  • Ryan McCarthyRyan McCarthy RPGamer Staff
    UFO Swamp Odyssey (PC)
    Knack (PS4)
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    Finding Paradise(PC)

    Well that was interesting, can't wait to see where they will go with that series in the future!
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch) was scratching an itch for a while, given how long it's been since a 2D Castlevania came out. By the end it felt a little too long with warp points too far apart and upgrades requiring too much grinding. It would have been nice if the hints were more helpful, as I was driven to a guide a few times, including one time I did the right thing but must have been a pixel off or something.

    I think had this come out when 2D Castlevanias were releasing once every year or two from 1997-2008 it would have rated around the middle of the pack.
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  • KrullKrull Full Members
    Finally finished the main campaign on The Witcher III (Switch). Wow. That is some game. Easy 5/5 for me. After 130 hours, I’d also done every side quest and Witcher contract - except for anything involving horse racing - and ended up with Yen (obvs) and the good ending (which I prefer to the supposed “best” ending).

    Am now weighing up whether I’ll do the DLC content too. Probably will - but might need to use my Switch for something else first. It’s been a while!
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    Panzer Dragoon (PC)

    That was interesting, I am glad to have been able to play it :)
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  • KrullKrull Full Members
    Rolled credits on Into the Breach (Switch), so I guess I’ve technically completed it. 130hrs on The Witcher III, then about five hours on Into the Breach - yet I can honestly say I think they’re almost equally good. It’s a fiendish strategy/puzzle game - it’s absolutely consumed me for the past few days, even when not playing it, as I consider how to perfect my runs. I will definitely come back to it, and work on getting higher scores. Can’t recommend it highly enough.
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    Krull wrote: »
    Rolled credits on Into the Breach (Switch), so I guess I’ve technically completed it. 130hrs on The Witcher III, then about five hours on Into the Breach - yet I can honestly say I think they’re almost equally good. It’s a fiendish strategy/puzzle game - it’s absolutely consumed me for the past few days, even when not playing it, as I consider how to perfect my runs. I will definitely come back to it, and work on getting higher scores. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

    I was a big fan of FTL and gave Into the Breach a couple chances to snag me the same way, but after a dozen victories or so I wasn't finding it as satisfying and eventually dropped it. I still play FTL: Faster Than Light (PC) every now and then when I'm between games. Made several attempts in the last week and beat it a few times. The last sector is total bs but it's fun until that point, then I just cross my fingers for a good sector layout and RNG in the final boss fights.
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  • maryadaviesmaryadavies She Shoots For The Stars Somewhere east of Atlanta, GAModerators
    edited June 13
    This one has been keeping me busy for quite a while! Thanks Shadowcat for the cool Christmas present.

    Ni No Kuni II (PS4)

    Fun game and I'm STILL playing it tho I rolled credits, LOL! I still want those LAST FEW VILLAGERS..Gah XD. But I guess after I do that, it's time to track down the Ni no Kumi remake? But that's one down from teh backlog, I may worry more about the backlog before I go hunting up more games.
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