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Old 03-27-2013, 04:11 PM   #2056
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Congrats! I thought the ending was a little weak too - I was geared up for the mother of all battles, and then....

I finished Quantum Conundrum, a Portal-like puzzle game where you progress through a series of puzzles connected by corridors. The gimmick is that as well as being a puzzle game, it's a platformer, and sometimes a quite hard one.

You have access (eventually) to four powers - reverse gravity, make everything feather-light, slow down time, and make everything iron-heavy. These combine into a series of sometimes-fiendish puzzles, and lots of madcap platforming - for example you can make a safe light, throw that safe in the air, slow down time, clamber aboard the safe, unpause time and sail over a bunch of obstacles unharmed. Ingenious really. Some of the platforming is inspired, some is annoying (all done in first-person too).

I started off not liking it at all but it really grew on me as I progressed.

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Old 03-29-2013, 08:47 AM   #2057
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really want to give Quantum Conundrum a try- and I say this as someone who believes that Portal was vastly overrated. QC at least doesn't look as sterile. I know, glados was brilliant and had tons of personality and I want to marry her as much as everyone else, but she was the only thing about the game that did have personality. I'll keep an eye out for QC in the sales, I think.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:02 PM   #2058
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It's a good game but I couldn't wholeheartedly recommend it at full price (I got it free). It's a game that creeps up on you, keeps you going back for one more go. But it has issues, no doubt.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:36 PM   #2059
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And entirely coincidentally I was just checking what Gamefly's deals were this weekend and:

http://www.gamefly.co.uk/Download-Qu...ndrum/5004189/

PC version though, registers on Steam. The PC key layout (can see them in my screenshot) looks mad awkward, remember as well as pressing those you have to jump and change direction a lot too. Possibly better suited to console but at this price...
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:05 PM   #2060
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Finished Bioshock Infinite

Really bothers by what a waste of potential this game is. It has a lot going for it, but ultimately fell flat. The ending was cheap.

Once the hype wears off I think people will come to realize that Bioshock Infinite isn't that good of a game.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:40 PM   #2061
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Red Dead Redemption

I think this is one of the best games of this generation. There is so much about it that is done well - the setting, the story, the characters - and the dialogue is undoubtedly the best dialogue ever written for a videogame.

The gameplay - well, it's ok. It definitely takes second place to everything else, but it is at worst passable and is possibly excellent if aim assist is turned off.

I guess it is a game where the cinematic aspects triumph over everything else, but they've done a great job.

This time around, Mexico didn't drag at all, but the Back on the Ranch stuff did a little. However, the ending was delivered with panache and knowing what was going to happen made the scenes leading up to the end resonate a lot more.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:45 PM   #2062
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You forgot Nigel West Dickens. He's worth playing it alone.

I agree. Probably my favourite game this gen, to the extent I'm gonna buy the complete edition thing just for zombies and hardcore mode.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:01 PM   #2063
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Red Dead is a game that I really want to play over again. In my top 10 of this generation.

I am sure we'll have a top ten of this generation on this forum soon since the next gen is on the horizon.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #2064
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Red Dead is a game that I really want to play over again. In my top 10 of this generation.

I am sure we'll have a top ten of this generation on this forum soon since the next gen is on the horizon.
Great idea. Someone, do this!

All I can say for sure is that RRR and Spec Ops:The Line would be in my top five, but it's a difficult one for me this gen. As an Xbox owner and RPG and Platformer fan, my needs have not been catered for, despite the high quality of ever other genre this gen.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #2065
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This is America, where a lying, cheating degenerate like myself can prosper..
I would wholeheartedly recommend a second playthrough of RDR, if you have the time. I had previously dismissed the zombie add ons, but if there is a second campaign with John Marston in it, I may give it a go.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:57 AM   #2066
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Thomas was Alone

A nice, short platformer with a charming narrative and a different mechanic - you guide a bunch of rectangles around the place who each have their own character(istics) - Chris is a short, angry square with a low jump, while John is Finchy out of the The (uk) Office.

Worth checking out, it was ok. It has its downsides - the 'story' ran out of steam a bit, the jumping mechanic could be tighter - but pleasant overall.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:01 PM   #2067
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Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut

50% absolute genius
50% absolute shambles

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #2068
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Bulletstorm

A lot of fun, and one I'm really glad I played having been massively prejudiced towards it.

It does bear out my theory that you could cut the final 2 hours out of every shooter ever, and it would be greatly improved, but for the most part it was a real blast.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:47 PM   #2069
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Kentucky Route Zero, part II

Didn't get along with it at first, but the ending of this short episode was really good. I rushed through it as I was trying to get my guy to a doctor; I should have savoured it more.

I played through the last ep two and a half times or so to pick up on everything, so I'll do the same here.

Very melancholic.
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Bioshock: Infinite

Finished it. Now I understand the title. Good game. Don't understand the uproar about the ending. Would have been better with less shooting. Waves of enemies... a wave too much each time. I think I killed half the city all by myself.
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