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Rate the Last Game You Finished

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Title says it all. Rate the last video game you completed.

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - 9.5/10

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    Does playing a mod but failing to be able to defeat the final boss due to the thing not letting me have enough ammo and therefore forcing me to watch the ending on Youtube count?

    'cause if so, Cry of Fear for Half-Life - 6/10.

    It's an extremely well made mod, and it's certainly effective at what it does, with several moments making me jump out of my seat, but it goes on for FAR too long, to the point where I just wanted it to end about three chapters (about an hour) before it actually did. And even then I couldn't actually finish it because of a bad design choice!

    The plot also doesn't make that much sense when you think about it. Spoilers! You basically play as a guy who's in a car 'accident' and, in flashbacks told throughout the game, end up in a wheelchair and thoroughly depressed. Which is all fair and good, except that during the actual game, you play as a perfectly fit person who has to run through a demon infested town. It doesn't quite sync up. The previous mod by the same people, Afraid of Monsters, had the excuse that the main character was addicted to pills, but this one doesn't really have any justification as to why he's going through this mental hell.

    There's also four (single-player) endings, and in three of them you commit suicide at the end, with changes depending on which of the two main NPCs you take you with. The only ending where you live has you kill two cops for no real reason, which is just bollocks. There's also other endings for other playthroughs, including the co-op ending which is the only real happy one because it stops the car 'accident' from happening at all. Somehow I feel cheated out of my happy ending because I happen to be a single player. Never like that feeling.

    The gameplay itself works with limited inventory spaces forcing you to be conservative with your weapon selections and such (although the justification for losing half of that as well as your inventory around the two-third mark is VERY weak), and the horror atmosphere is well done. The main issues I have with gameplay is that there's a LOT of backtracking, the levels ironically feel TOO large, several enemies being really frustrating (the flying ones and the dudes you encounter on the train being my primary examples) and the save points being somewhat interestingly placed (no saving before a bossfight? Bulls**t!). Also, unskippable cutscenes. Unsurprising given it's using the Half-Life engine, but still annoying.

    Overall it's a good mod, but like the Director's Cut of Afraid of Monsters, it suffers from being too long and having too much backtracking to pad the game out. It's good, just not amazing.

  • I just finished The Witcher.

    I don't have much to say that wasn't already covered a few pages ago. It took a little while (say, chapter 2) for the story to engage me but then I was pretty hooked. I love that even when you're trying to be a good guy, there just isn't always a good option to every situation. Geralt doesn't have Commander Shepard's ability to convince someone that wanted to murder hundreds a minute ago that he really shouldn't just by picking the blue dialogue option, and the game is better for it. I'm currently feverishly downloading the sequel.

  • @Scnew said: I just finished The Witcher.

    I don't have much to say that wasn't already covered a few pages ago. It took a little while (say, chapter 2) for the story to engage me but then I was pretty hooked. I love that even when you're trying to be a good guy, there just isn't always a good option to every situation. Geralt doesn't have Commander Shepard's ability to convince someone that wanted to murder hundreds a minute ago that he really shouldn't just by picking the blue dialogue option, and the game is better for it. I'm currently feverishly downloading the sequel.



    I still don't know if I chose the "good" option on my first playthrough. I just know that I found Sigfried to be absolutely hilarious in his self righteousness so I just did whatever missions he gave me. And then spent the rest of the time picking every single flower I could. Because my Geralt likes to stop and pick the flowers.

  • @Alcoremortis said: I still don't know if I chose the "good" option on my first playthrough. I just know that I found Sigfried to be absolutely hilarious in his self righteousness so I just did whatever missions he gave me. And then spent the rest of the time picking every single flower I could. Because my Geralt likes to stop and pick the flowers.



    There isn't really a good ending, I think. I mean, both sides of the conflict are in the wrong in some way or another, and even if you choose to keep out of it as much as possible, they're still gonna slaughter each other.

    Though for my money, the neutral path is the best one, because then Geralt gets to have a threeway with a couple of nurses. :cool:

  • @Scnew said: There isn't really a good ending, I think. I mean, both sides of the conflict are in the wrong in some way or another, and even if you choose to keep out of it as much as possible, they're still gonna slaughter each other.

    Though for my money, the neutral path is the best one, because then Geralt gets to have a threeway with a couple of nurses. :cool:



    I was thinking of the neutral path... but Sigfried! And, well, I already know that I'm sticking with Roche for the second game... whenever I get around to it.

  • Spoilers? I haven't finished it yet.

  • @der_ketzer said: Why do you expect us to spoilertag the plot of a game that is several years old?

    because I intend to play it at some point soon, there are other games that exist which I have been playing instead, and the story is actually important to the gameplay experience, unlike Super Mario Bros.

    and also out of courtesy.

  • @Chyron8472 said: because I intend to play it at some point soon, there are other games that exist which I have been playing instead, and the story is actually important to the gameplay experience, unlike Super Mario Bros.

    and also out of courtesy.



    Well, to be honest, I don't think we really spoiled very much in the first place. So now you know you have three paths to choose and can pick flowers.

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    @der_ketzer said:
    The good (hard to think of something honestly):



    hmmmm... Diablo II had some really nice, old-style orchestral music. How's that in number 3? Haven't yet had a listen... it would be the only thing about the game that loosely interests me.

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