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Games Consumed 2024
February 11, 2024

Star Wars Unleashed.

Force powers are ridiculous overkill, which makes up for the bland lightsaber combat in spades. Lot of imagination in the alien worlds and set pieces, worlds apart for the dull mess modern Star Wars has become.


Just the 20 years post-release. Kuon is clumsy mechanically, but is an aesthetically excellent horror. It's subtle and clever in how it creeps you out. As an experience, it's great. As a game, it's bumpy.


Dreamweb's gameplay never quite reaches the potential it sets up for itself. A regular guy starts hearing voices that he has to kill seven evil people to save the world. Is he a savior for doing so, or just a psychopath? DW plays around the edges of the concept, but never truly commits.


The start of Helltown is great; you're a postman delivering weird packages to a town that gets stranger with each visit. Sometimes it's subtle, and sometimes it's... not. This builds up to the second half of the game, which is a series of cat-and-mouse chases around mazes which is... less great.

Let's Find Larry

It's Where's Waldo if Waldo was being hunted by a secretive cult and was desperate not to be found. Who knows; maybe Waldo is being hunted by it just that good at hiding. This is an interesting game that's smart enough to end before it starts feeling gimmicky.

Stuff in progress:

Batman: Arkham Knight

Knight is probably my least preferred Arkham game. It invests harder in being sandbox and looses a lot in the process. There's not grand boss fights, for example, but it does surprise in other ways. Gradually filling up the jail with random thugs and defeated super villains is really satisfying. Finished most of the meat of the game, running around doing Riddler busywork currently.

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honestgamer honestgamer - February 14, 2024 (09:11 PM)
I need to play through the Arkham trilogy. And Origins besides. I have a feeling I'd have a great time, being a Batman fan. But the longer I wait, the harder it gets to do it.

You've been playing some interesting games, it sounds like. I'd only ever heard of half of them...

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