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Karonhioktha
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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen and Pokemon Sun
Dragon's dogma is the type of game where I plan to play for an hour, and end up plying for 4 hours straight. It's too fun.
A bit disappointed with the new Pokemon though. It just hasn't pulled me in.

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Mafia 2´s dates gameplay burned me out and the one in Mafia 3 looks even more pointless, so i skipped playing it. I looked up all cutsceneses on youtube though and the Spec Ops: The Line writer did an amazing job! The documentary style presentation is top notch too, so make a "movie night" out of the game.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided I was a fan since the first game and the direct prequel by Eidos Montreal undoubtedly returned the series to greatness, after the flawed 2nd game.
This sequel was highly anticipated by me and the somewhat flawed technical side of the last entry was fully fixed now. The console version got a notable downgrade from the gorgeous PC version, but the jump in graphical fidelity is still immense. The gameplay and character-building was further perfected here and the previously lame boss battles have been replaced by almost none at all, hm. The soundtrack and sound design remained on point too. The story though, an essential hallmark of the series, took a step down.
I overall enjoined it, a side-story about a transhumanist cult was especially great, but I felt that I only scratched the surface for large parts of the narrative. The game is also a bit shorter than expected and story DLC is being sold during the month of release too, sigh. Not the smartest of moves to keep the fans going and the in-game purchases + the random multiplayer are about as pointless as they are harmless. I certainly saw worse in the last gen but i ultimately felt that I was “only” playing a standalone addon to Human Revolution, with a shiny new engine, in the end. 4 years of development are a bit much for this. Fans of the genre + stealth games and the series overall still need to get it but the next entry will need to put more meat on the plate, in terms of narrative and scope. B+

Fast Racing Neo F-Zero and Wipout are basically dead, so a niche German developer decided to revive the genre for the smallest audience possible, hm. I only heard about it due to the high review scores + the lack of WiiU games in general and this is entry No.2. Who bought the original WiiWare game though? Shin'en thankfully stuck with it but giving the game a nostalgic F-Zero skin would have raised market interest. The multiplayer would have gotten more online players, as it´s a near wasteland, too. I am still amazed how much polished content the game has for a budget title. The DLC tracks are also included in the (EU only) retail release and 25€ is a price more console developers should try out. The amount of modes could have been increased, but I also played full price PS4/Xbone games will less in them! The racing itself feels like F-Zero, the high difficulty is similar too, but getting into the top 3 is enough to progress. The smooth graphics are quite good for an indie game and the music is very Wipeout. Starving genre fans need to get it on principle alone but be aware that the content package is somewhat limited and “unoriginal”. B-

Forza Horizon 3 I skip the (admittedly well done) regular entries, as i have a car for my “racing sim” needs, but always liked these more unrealistic entries. This spin–off can again be adjusted to play like a semi-serious arcade game and the outback setting is obviously way out there too. The presentation that guides the campaign is so well done that other car games need to steal it, and the whole world is very organic. I would have liked the ability to warp to races and i dislike that you (usually) leave the race in the car you used specifically and not the one you drove to the race location to. The graphics are a noted highlight, downright mind-blowing even, and the audio presentation is also flawless. I have no idea how much "serious" racing fans will like it, but old school Need for Speed fans in need (hehe) of an actually good entry should get it immediately. B+

Gears of War 4 Judgment suffered a somewhat incomprehensible fan backlash, as it was “too same”, but I liked the no-nonsense approach to the campaign and story. I love the 1st revolutionary GoW entry and the overall trilogy had great gameplay but the narratives and presentation were utterly cringeworthy. The Coalition mostly followed Judgment here and they gave me another straightforward campaign with little fluff, besides the last 2 chapters (the game randomly turns into Bayformers!). Even the evil lizard people were replaced by… other lizard people. Another over the top, but less tone deaf, black bro-friend is featured, another barely there romance is present and so on. Halo 4 was a better and way bigger step forward by a new studio, yet the even more radical Halo 5 then nearly fell off a cliff, so I wouldn´t mind another "meat and potatoes" follow-up. The more colorful visuals are a noteworthy positive too, the game is actually more beautiful than it first seems, but more enemy variety (robots get introduced and then mostly disappear after 1,5 hours) and much better new guns will be needed next time. The multiplayer is also exactly what one would think it is. B

I Am Setsuna describes itself as a “homage” to 80s / 90s J-RPGs, primarily Chrono Trigger, and that´s the main problem. Don´t get me wrong, it took great games to imitate, but an imitation is all it is. Dreamcast level production values, one note characters and a melodramatic story that can be figured to the very last scene, by looking at the cover art, aren´t helping either. The gameplay works fine, genre completionists may even last the distance, but I didn´t. Play or replay the classics as Chrono Trigger DS or any of the Dragon Quest/ Final Fantasy re-masters instead. Skip.

Mother Russia Bleeds Side-scrolling beat 'em are nearly dead, yet Mother Russia Bleeds is holding the motherland´s flag high. It´s Street of Rage meets Hotline Miami so the right audience will automatically be intrigued by this sentence. 3 hours of good old extreme ultra-violence, why not? B-

Paper Mario: Color Splash I wasn´t as harsh on the previous game, that introduced the sticker system, but it drained me be the end. This game is very similar and the new color mechanic + the bloated duel screen setup for the tedious battles finally finished me off. Fans if the series should still last to the end, the style is again very impressive, but I can´t take 2 Mario RPG series at the same time. Both went into questionable directions too, so the overall direction needs to be reassessed for me to return. C+

Street Fighter V I waited half a year to get the game (from my library), to have actual content on my hands, but the original assessment from the community still stands. This isn´t a full price game and this is coming for a 2 decade Street Fighter fan. That you need to unlock the now released returning (!) fighters and stages with actually money, as the amount of in-game currency you get for playing the game soon turns into a joke, is further unacceptable. The now released story mode isn´ t good either. I wouldn´t usually care, but I need to play something besides survival in the single-player portion. Seriously, it´s either that or 2 equally uninteresting story modes! Even the new character designs proved problematic. Cammy´s story costume, that consists of a military jacket as the top and panties as the bottom, takes the cake. Get it together C(r)apcom, this isn´t DOA.... and DOA 5 is better too. The actual fighting engine is great, but nothing is wrong with one in (Ultra) Street Fighter IV either. Everyone who isn´t a hardcore fan should stick with that game and the rest of us will get V once the price becomes low enough for the amount of content to be worth it. Online players will still be the only ones who will stick around for long. Evolve Stage 2 recently showed how this game should look like, so there are no more excuses. The actual gameplay is great but supporting greedy nonsense as this can only harm the franchise in the long run. C+

Super Mario Maker is what it says on the box. The easy to use tools all work well, but I am not a game designer and relied on the highlighted community levels. Most only proved to be experiments in what one can create with the tools. These and the single player mode, in which short and easy levels are randomly configured in a set of 8, won´t replace a “real” Mario experience but the basic game has a future. Yoshi tools and the ability to create worlds would be a start. The game´s biggest downfall is lastly the strict limitation to the already limited WiiU community. Nintendo should expand the game, open the gates to a mobile device and the reply value will increase exponentially. I will return then. C+

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I bothered to finish the first psp entry, due to its manageable size and decent amount of charm, but I called it quits soon thereafter and watch the "summary" OVA instead. I only lasted a few hours with this first entry in a new trilogy and I won´t bother with the sequels. This game is best compared to early PS2 JRPGs, due to the low budget presentation and the turn based combat. It all functions just fine but everything feels at least 10 years too late in a post Valkyria Chronicles or Persona 3 age. The also disappointing Valkyria Chronicles II is the best comparison I can make due to the comparable settings. I bothered to complete that game though, as fun gameplay could be found behind VK II´s similar and highly cliché driven anime students fight a one-dimensional fantasy war story. Monster filled labyrinths and a time filling school year simulator are your main dish here. I will lastly never understand why Nihon Falcom makes all these endlessly wordy games, that barely leave Japan too, as they still haven´t managed put tougher even 1 engaging script over the decades. Their Ys games have fun gameplay though, so I will just wait for Ys VIII. The LoH series is now dead to me, unless they vastly revamp it, but fans of the series will probably love this one too. Skip.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE I am a longtime fan of both franchises and this crossover is a clear cut Persona light (in every sense of the word) with combat elements and names from Fire Emblem thrown in. Imagine a very fluffy and upbeat version of Persona 3, with minimal time jumps between chapters, and less involved “social links”. The game´s story further sucks and features about every shounen anime + power of friendship cliché there is.
It is also technically a harem game but none of these relationships go anywhere.
That´s what happens if all your characters are J-pop idols, I guess, and the game´s version of Tokyo completely revolves around idol worshiping. The horror. The game further lacks many comfort functions, as proper fast travel or battle animation skipping.
You can also only track 1 quest a time! You can´t play it on the gamepad alone too, due to it being burdened with menus for the sake of it. Meaning that many hours of grinding will be done in front of your TV, due to the surprisingly changing difficultly. The highly tactical battle and character building systems are great though and the actual gameplay flows well, if you forgive the crazy amount of backtracking. I ultimately had fun, despite the game, and what else is one supposed to buy for the WiiU? Just don´t expect it to feel very “modern” and more like a PS2 era game. B-
PS: Look up the harmless, yet also ridiculous, way the game was censored. BigN even re-recording sizable parts of the Japanese dub, but the original game is more harmless than Persona 3/4 or Dragon Ball. Lol.

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Mongrel1994
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Dragon's Dogma.

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Dragon's Dogma.

Dark Arisen I assume? Loved that game on my PS3.

Bought The Witcher 3 a while ago and I can finally play it a bit.

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Witcher 3, Yokai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls, Feel the Snow, and Meadow. eyes

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Aremon
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1:16 am, Dec 30 2016
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Final Fantasy XV

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Final Fantasy XV

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Wasn't able to find an English version in my place

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Spelunky, Binding of Issac, and Path of Exile :3

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Diablo 3... and I will be playing Gears of War 1, 2, 3, Judgement and 4 with a friend over the weekend if things go as planned...

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Spelunky, Binding of Issac, and Path of Exile :3

Yeah, Spelunky is a great game, I love playing this game, I've spent too many hours in it. The only problem is that I suck at it. I can't even reach the jungle scenario. This just shows how bad I am at this game.

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Completely stupid amounts of Nioh. The game has my soul atm.

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