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about 1 month ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I didn't even think to see if there was a 100% ending for Axiom Verge as it felt like there wasn't anything else to add in. Checking it out via youtube (I got 70-ish% on my first go round as I made a wrong turn near the end and accidentally wandered the whole world, I am content with that amount) does add a bit of a twist, although I must admit that the story was a bit of a secondary concern to me overall. The funny thing is that I sat there deciding whether to play Axiom Verge or Environmental Station Alpha, so we were rather close to ending up unintentionally synced up there.

I am a big puzzle fan so I am a bit biased, but through the first three and a half areas in Baba is You unless it suffers a big drop off later on I find it to be an easy recommendation. It's been pretty great up to this point, it can get rather tricky but it generally offers enough different paths that if you get stuck you have other avenues open to you. It has been just stupidly clever so far, the text gimmick is very robust and the puzzles built around it take full advantage of that fact. I'd say it is trending towards getting a 4+ star rating from me so... yeah, I'd say go for it.

...Worth noting is that I've had several people take my game recommendations and have them blow up in their faces over the years, so maybe also check with other sources as well
about 4 months ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Congrats on the Celeste chapter 9 completion! It is... just a bit tricky. Also it looks like you absolutely crushed me in terms of deaths as I had 7962 in total (2486 in chapter 9 alone), although to be fair I... no, I can't come up with a reasonable excuse to explain an extra 2k deaths away

EDIT: Well I may as well share my Celeste numbers as well: [Link] What I learned is that I'm also seemingly fairly slow but hey, I got one more strawberry than you.

Also I spent some time trying to figure out if I could guess what the other amnesiac game is and the only one I could come up with is Bioshock, and I'm not even sure if it applies as he may just be an unreliable narrator instead. Given that it is one of those games that I could just burn a thousand words yelling about, I'll just say I hope not and leave it as that.

EDIT x2: That's true, if you multiply your Celeste numbers by 1.5 they do end up fairly similar to mine in most cases.

Since it is not a Bioshock (high five right back at you BTW) you can leave it as a mystery as god knows what games I'll get to in the future, perhaps I'll stumble upon it on my own.

(just fixing that spoiler tag)
about 4 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I think we are more or less in agreement on Planescape: Torment, although perhaps one shouldn't really put too much stock in my thoughts on the battle system That said being able to just mindlessly brute force one's way through it despite playing as a non-fighter doesn't exactly speak well of it. Also I totally brute forced the boss as well via casting a shielding spell on me and just hammering heal items on Dak'kon and myself (I beat him on my second attempt and did well on my first despite... you know, not knowing what I was doing), but in complete honesty I'd rather the combat be too easy than too hard.

I like a lot of the story elements even if the descriptions could at times be a bit wordy, lots of rpgs star amnesiacs but rarely do you have one where they did so much and interacted with so many before the story even started. It's a trope I'm usually bored of but this was a case of it being done very well. I think I was lucky in that my story discoveries for the most part lined up right, with my conversations with my companions never really tripping over the main story in any way. Of course the game repeated itself a lot so maybe I was just used to it.

Now for all the stuff I seemingly messed up:

- I missed Vhailor despite knowing another guy was around somewhere and roughly where he should be. I did get Nordom as someone basically told me exactly how to get him as they thought I'd never find it on my own (they were right) but I never actually used it.

- I had the bronze sphere and likely enough intelligence to use it (22 or 24), but somehow screwed something up as wouldn't let me do anything. I tried using it right before the final boss but I think I triggered the cinematic first, which I guess locks one out of it?

- Not only did I fail to find the dialogue option to bypass the final battle (final battle has some absolutely nuts spells BTW) as I guess I just missed it as I assume the blade you are talking about is the one I equipped for my second attempt (the one that can supposedly kill TNO), but I also did things in a way that only let me raise one teammate from the dead beforehand. I didn't just get the bad ending, I basically got the worst version of it

That said I'm okay with all those... little misadventures. I'm glad to have an open game where my path has some legit detours. Happy to have played it and now I can get to the spiritual sequel... eventually.
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