My gosh, i have been struggle to play 1 game from start to finish lately (no anime either)
This is one of 2 games from platinum (another one is bayonetta) that I bought on steam direct with high expectation. Considering I played Metal Gear Revegeance, so I want to see if the game is really over the top like it. Additionally, despite I know the game is hard and tricky I will going in with hard difficulty. Oh boy, the game is pretty hard but with enough perseverance, I finally beat the game.
The game is sci-fi 3rd person cover based shooter that have advanced mobility feature and very fast pace. I tried controller at first, but after having hard time to aim properly, i switched to keyboard and mouse to make it more manageable. The enemy type are varied from a single small foot soldier to gigantic mech with multiple form. There are several bosses fight that quite challenging, required player to aim at weakpoint and do the QTE once the health is weaken.
However I have some issues though, this game is designed with acrobatic playstyle in mind but there are hundreds of bullet flying through screen from all over the screen. Despite you can use the mobility, you are quite fragile that if you take too much damage, you will go to slowmode and unable to recharge your boost for quite some time. So unless you are pretty good and know where the enemy spawn, this one is probably will be played like modern shooter where you hide behind cover to regenerate power. Worse part of the games is final 2 missions where suddenly difficulty spikes with 2 different bosses that cause about 50 deaths for me (which is more than my whole playthrough death) for terrible brutal encounter design.
Vanquish is not a bad, but there arent memorable about it. If you like mastering a game, probably this is fine game although I dont feel any skill depth available in it. Story is forgetable, character is typical, nothing big subject matter, artstyle is messy with too much noises. Of course the action is over the top but it feel shallow and not rewarding to play. Probably i shouldve stick to easy mode.
Alternative : For more dancing / shooter gameplay, I recommend Doom 2016 no doubt, or if you dont mind grinding, probably Warframe fit in better. As for similar gameplay style with 3rd person shooter, let me to recommend you Binary Domain (awesome story subject matter) and Spec Ops the Line (play this blind) which is probably worse in gameplay department but both are awesome in story part. EDITED : Added Cloudbuilt if you wanted a game with more tricky parkour and dashing.
What if you can play tactical turn based strategy game on mobile without much consequences? You got this game. I have no idea where i got this game, but probably from a free steam promotion. Let me tell you from beginning that you dont bother to play this game at all. There is some content, but it is just mediocre mobile port without nothing new. Game is quite short with about 2 or 3 hours gameplay.
You started with small army, you move around map nodes collecting new army, buying new gear and customize your army. Each battle will you give you some gold, if you have dead army, ur gold reward will be deducted. This game is pretty much reset to full army after each win, thus the effect of your poor playing skill is more on the long term (where you wont have enough gold for late game unit). You have standard peasant, archer, pathfinder, swordsman, healer, crossbowman and knight (sound familiar?) as you total available army.
The game is bad in term like it is just same thing over and over again, without any depth it look like knockoff version of Heroes of Might & Magic series (too be honest, it is more like king's bounty games). Story is dumb, strategy is dumb, unit design is dumb, item design is dumb, skill design is dumb. Despite mobile port, i feel like you better spend your time else where as the game is too shallow.
As for alternative : Not many turn-based title in my library aside from HoMM series but it is 2 different things as it have kingdom management.
Im on streak today, finishing several short game (2 - 5 hours game)
I just finished Among the Sleep
The main focus of this game is playing from perspective of a child. Additionally, this is also a horror and surreal experience games where our character will move around several dream-like world in order to find his mother. You are guided by your teddy bear throughout a simple puzzle and navigate through weird world from super low perspective (you are a short kid after all).
Despite tag of Horror games, this one is mostly an atmospheric intense walking simulator. You do met several monster (you will learn about the monster by the end of the game) that you have to hide around while moving toward your objective. You also have to manipulate several objects in the game with physic from opening door, pulling chair to climb higher area and solving puzzle.
Game is simple and short experience. Although gameplay mechanic is basic, I think the atmosphere experience along is pretty nice. Take a time to play this, although it is not really the best walking simulator IMO.
Alternative: Cute + Horror? seem like a combination I rarely play (there are tons of those games on steam that i havent play though). As for my recommendation, probably the Lucius series (very deadly kid), Pinstripe (although platformer with similar story theme)