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I never ever in state of frustration to a point that I dont bother to do a proper poster.

Game that Im talking about is Hello Neighbor. I tried several times to play this game blind, but it just a frustrating beyond believe. The game is supposed to a kids friendly games where you trying to uncover mystery of your neighbors house. Im not gonna lie, I got some scary moment from being surprised by the neighbors first couple of times. The moment I realized that get caught have no repercussion, my reason to play this game is totally gone. The game have so many issues that Im not sure how to list them out here.

I will just share you a video that exactly explain my 100% frustration with the game, despite I just give up in first level despite I know the solution of puzzle via walkthrough.

tl;dr just avoid this game and play game like Monstrum or Alien Isolation instead.



Uninstalled like immediately.
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Days Gone on PC. An already decent game turned good because PC mustard race.
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Im all gooey & sticky.
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Last time I played this game, I quit after 2 hours. It have this weird mechanic of evil slimes where can easily ruined your progression. Made one mistake, and your own whole ranch can go poof. This time around, I playing casual mode so this evil slimes doesnt spawn.

The game is pretty cute & straightforward. Immediately around, there are limited spots where you can put your important building like place to keep your slimes, garden to growth your own fruit / vegetables or coop where you can breed some chickens. The game have huge area map where you need to do several objective before you can unlock new area. You can expand your ranch with new bigger area, and late in the game will give you access to laboratory where you have access to several new tools & upgrades.

Now for my biggest problem with this games, the game is TOO FREAKING TEDIOUS. Your backpack only 4 slots, with limited quantity, your sprint & jumpjet tied to power system with long cooldown recovery and map are just too big with little amount of portal to teleport around. Resource gathering and slime micro manage is just.. horror in late game. All new stuff you get middle of the game are too time consuming to be worth it.. The game are way too shalow in term it will get repetitive (move around, collect stuff, deposit stuff etc) once you fully maxed. The only barebone exploration carried me forward in this game.

Im not fan for casual mode of this game and I cant imagine the horror playing normal mode. I was excited at first to discover new area, new slimes & new upgrades, but once you reach 1/2 way point, the terrible part of the games are finally fully obvious. As for lore, or other NPC story stuff, i just dont care.
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Decent, but Im a bit hesitated.
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In my search for good open world, i have been searching through list for any affordable title. Somehow this game have a demo on Ubisoft Connect (new name of uplay), so I thought I might just give it a try. Link to EGS above is because you can get 10 USD off for that games with coupon.

Im aware that this game is supposed to be very similar with Breath of the Wild. And you all shouldve known that I have played Genshin Impact recently to burn out (explored 100% map), so I will some more stuff to be more surprised. Turn out the combat is pretty cool, so instead of more grounded dark souls combat, this game used combat similar to devil may cry style, albeit abit limited. The world itself look interesting and ability to glide and double jump is highly welcome.

Now for my concern. The first impression on story side is pretty terrible. Basically it try to do some sort of retelling of our protagonist story in 3rd person way. Problem, it is tried to tell in jokes way instead of epic way (unreliable narrator i think it called?). So combat is all that I think interesting, but even that is not enough, mostly because the skill tree shown in demo is too bad basic and gears i got in the demo are merely stats bonus. Not to mention that I feel like mashing button like crazy rather than be strategic with timing (and i played on hard).

There no reason not to give this demo a try. It is around 4GB standalone experience (meaning demo is unique to its own) that have fairly large area, but i didnt bother to explore much since I have seen similar game before (AC origins & Genshin Impact).

*If anyone curious what the games I was planning to buy for open world title (as it allow me to watch anime while playing) :
1. Far cry 5 (basic) - 6 usd on uplay
2. AC Odyssey (basic) - 10 usd on uplay
3. Immortals : Fenyx Rising - 13 usd on egs
4. Death Stranding - 13 usd on egs

Felt like Death Stranding or Far Cry 5 is closest candidate atm (Im playing another diablo-like shooter atm)
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Returnal.

So far this is my Game of the Year when it comes to Sony exclusives. Hell, its my GOTY so far, full stop.
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WoW Shadowlands. Like this expansion very much. Read lots of reviews on the internet and about 90% of reviewers say that in recent years it is one of the best expansions for WoW. And I fully share this opinion. Shadowlands can bring completely new impressions especially if you use extra items to improve your gaming experience :)
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Biomutant.

Sad to say despite the hype i had for this game, it's really undercooked. Very clunky gameplay. I'll try to not beat it too hard with a stick because it's essentially an indie game but at full price... no. The game is pretty, environments are pretty, the style of comics-like "kapow!" "blam!" effects when you hit enemies is charming... aaaaaaand that's about it. Everything else about it is just a mess.

Damn.
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Prime_Evil wrote:Biomutant.

Sad to say despite the hype i had for this game, it's really undercooked. Very clunky gameplay. I'll try to not beat it too hard with a stick because it's essentially an indie game but at full price... no. The game is pretty, environments are pretty, the style of comics-like "kapow!" "blam!" effects when you hit enemies is charming... aaaaaaand that's about it. Everything else about it is just a mess.

Damn.


It's good to read some honest feedback. I've been wanting to try it out, but at some point in my life I swore to myself that I won't buy games for the full price anymore.

It sounded pretty good, with the player being able to change the character in any way they like. Maybe it will be better in a couple of months?
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ParticuLarry wrote:
Prime_Evil wrote:Biomutant.

Sad to say despite the hype i had for this game, it's really undercooked. Very clunky gameplay. I'll try to not beat it too hard with a stick because it's essentially an indie game but at full price... no. The game is pretty, environments are pretty, the style of comics-like "kapow!" "blam!" effects when you hit enemies is charming... aaaaaaand that's about it. Everything else about it is just a mess.

Damn.


It's good to read some honest feedback. I've been wanting to try it out, but at some point in my life I swore to myself that I won't buy games for the full price anymore.

It sounded pretty good, with the player being able to change the character in any way they like. Maybe it will be better in a couple of months?


I hope so. The devs are supposed to patch at least most of their mistakes with the clunkiness of the game. I don't want to be very hard with this game because it's a small dev studio anyway, and iirc Fable was a mess at release and ended up being what it was. Same for Witcher 3. Very weird clunkiness at launch and now it's one of my favorite games of all times.

Hopefully they will fix melee weapons in this game too, they dont feel like they have much impact when you hit stuff with them.

This game has potential to surpass it's own failures and if it does it's def worth full price if you're into this kind of wacky wholesome mayhem filled open world style of games.
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Does more complexity mean better?
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Another free games I got from GoG from long time ago. I finished 1st game quite awhile ago (also got for free) but I remember it being visceral 1st person shooter with melee + ability tied to it.

This game is trying to emulate the success of borderlands pretty much. It added coop multiplayer, tons of customization and large array of weapons for you to choose. The level system also change from linear story progression, to hub world + missions where it pretty much act like town in game like diablo with ability teleport back & forth to replenish ammo. Instead getting random weapons from enemy, this game required you unlock weapons by various mean and you can combine weapon with multiple different type of gems, which all tons of bonus depending on your build.

Now for the problems. It seem like the game emphasize alot on RPG element this time around. If ammo management werent hard enough, this time around you are required to have multiple element on weapon as enemy have their own strength / weakness (or even immune) to certain element. Enemy also came in variety of small / large / elite or boss. The item management in this quite tedious, although my biggest issue is with most of the stats are just boring numbers value. Every 2 good stats, there is bound to have 1 negative penalty. Still, getting good gem is not exciting like getting rare gear in ARPG.

The game is not bad, but I feel like it was tedious & grindy to play. Perhaps the game can be fun with friends in coop. But the difficulty wise (I was playing on hard) was too hard in the beginning, but became too easy once i unlocked most of the stuff & upgrade after mid game. I personally wouldnt recommend as the experience doesnt feel like Im playing a good game.