5 games cleared from my steam backlog:1. Stories : Path of Destinies
I got this one for free, and I enjoyed the art and story telling of the game. Basically it combined between action hack n slash and choose your adventure where there are tons multiple ending. Each playthrough will unlocked more truth (assuming you follow until specific ending) that will help to guide you toward true ending.
Each playthrough is quite short, with 5 levels each and 4 choices in between. As for brawling aspect, it not that depth and it feel fluid enough just like other combat game like Arkham series. You pretty much can master it easily after 1 or 2 playthrough. However if you expert with combat game with tighter control, then this game will be too easy for you.
Overall, I highly recommend this if you managed to get it for free. Just take note that the game required super high spec and it look gorgeous with sleek looking art. I finished the game without uncover all endings though as it might required about 10 more hours.Other recommendation:
a. Hand of Fate : Other than similar style, this one is focused on deck building + random encounter instead. Combat a bit more meh here though.
b. Bastion : Similar style of story telling with cheeky narrator, this one have more customization on weapon and you can make harder encounter.
2. Sniper Ghost Warrior 2
This game is not the best in its category but just barely average for "hardcore" in term for sniper weapon. If you play on hardest difficulty, you have to properly judge the distance and wind to hit your targets (remember modern warfare sniping level? times 50 in story mode)
For story campaign, the game is quite linear and small with various different background, such as jungles, desert and rubble of destroyed cities. Most of the times you will move with your spotter which will give you suggestions on what to do on specific encounter.
Overall, game is fun + short experience for linear games. I think this one is kinda average, but so play it if you think you can enjoy the game. Just take note there are issue with sound in act 2, which lasted for 1 whole level. Other recommendation:
a. Sniper Elite : I havent play them, but judging from video online it seem a better sniper with xray kill cam.
b. Crysis : Specifically number 3, which have powerful crossbow that required you to play stealth on hardest difficulty.
3. Dungeon of the Endless
Ok, this is the game that not my cup of tea. It is rogue-like game that combined multiple genre like resource management, tower defense and real-time battle. The game have hybrid system between turn based, which is time inbetween you opening a room and real time combat where you need to manage your team skill and positioning.
Another factor i dislike is the depth / knowledge you required to know for gears in the game and the super low pixel art feel like cheap, although the environment look pretty neat. As you master the basic mechanic, then the game become progressively harder and harder as the resource become more scarce and enemy become more tougher.
Overall, I dislike the game and I finished the game with too easy difficulty. There are tons of character to unlock and if you willing to spend time, you could probably handle the tougher challenges.Other recommendation:
a. FTL : Rogue-lite about ship management, which focused mostly on big decision rather than micro-managing team
b. Invisible inc : Turn based stealth game that focused on spy theme and gadget. Have similar encounter, team base and resource management
4. Tower of Guns
Another roguelite shooter that focus mostly on dodging bullet while improving your gear depending on your luck in the playthrough. Each levels have its own theme with it own set of random bosses.
Again, I dislike roguelite/like so much because it required repetition of dying over and over until you unlock some sort of perk or weapon that can hopefully make you more successful on the next rune. I postponed this game for a while until I installed it because I run out of shooter game after completing doom.
Overall, I dislike it because of the genre but I do recommend it if you like this kind of games. I have to die like 5 times until it gave me easy mode, but then it is still not enough to beat certain tough boss until i watch video on tips / tricks to beat this game.Other recommendation:
a. Ziggurat : A slightly more excellent rogue lite shooter that focused on magic, different weapons and upgrades
b. Nuclear Throne : This one is 2d top view instead of first person shooter, quite difficult and very fast paced (i never completed it... yet)
5. Forward to the Sky
Ok, I admit that sometimes I bought a games solely based from a storefront picture. This one is one of the reason I got a bundle that contain this game. As you can tell from the youtube video, this game is super short and quite easy to 100% it. It took me about 1 hour and half to beat it.
Game are super basic third person platformer in 6 short levels, which have gimmick in each level, and various of enemies encounter that you have to beat with your limited combo attack. Sprinkle a bit of cuteness voice acting and drawing, you get this game.
Overall, I cant recommend it as it is too short and maybe only worth only 1 dollar or less. The game quality feel cheap and unpolished. At least to me, it much more better than hundreds other trash games on steam though.Other recommendation:
a. Gurumin A Monstrous Adventure : Similar type of game and have bigger content and world, one of the first bundle i bought because of the poster.
b. Fez : Again, not exactly the same but it have similar puzzle platformer with a bit collect-a-thon. Mind bending 2d games.
I promised myself to not buy any new games until Steam Summer Sales in june, but instead I bought 1 bundle from fanatical (for technomancer) and 2 games on steam that I already completed last time via pirate version..... Anyway, I replaying borderlands 2 and having a blast playing it (it is a pun, im using that psycho character) and probably plan to tackle the extra content that I didnt play last time (all headhunter, but not sure about that craw something boss for playing solo)