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  1. I apologize, I will note this for the future!
  2. Description: I will preface this by saying that I do not play very many games at release, that is in fact why my number one pick is at number one (foreshadowing). So I have the first five under "Games that I played in 2020", this is the games that despite being heralded as good, I have taken my sweet ass time getting to. The last five will be games that were released this year, I will state if I have played them or not and what made them good. Another thing I will say, is that this year has been hard and it has been nice to discover some old gems in the new one's! Let's get started! Games That I (Finally) played in 2020: 10. Fallout 1: Okay, do I need to tell you this game is good? Nope. All you have to do is look at the massive series it has spawned, multiple sequels, board games, tabletops, and even spin-off titles like Fallout: Tactics. This game is iconic and I would say even with how dated it can be, it holds up today. The graphics help to give a "never seeing the true horror" vibe, the top down view only allowing you to glimpse at the horror of the wasteland. The features in this game are actually more unique than in some of the newer fallout games, I remember being fascinated with the fact that I could join a caravan at The Hub. The soundtrack is immaculate and I have some tracks linked below. If you haven't played it, then I recommend you do! Certainly a good ambiance track... 9. Warhammer 40k: Chaos Gate: This game is a pain in the behind to get running on modern systems, I had to reach deep into my computer's file directory and change some lines of code to get the game working, "but...Why is this game rated higher than fallout then?" I hear you scream from the Mojave Wasteland. This game has more content, it is a top down RTS style game, which you will command up to four squads and maybe a commander of the Ultramarines. You can equip your squad to your liking and face the heretical hordes of chaos marines and cultists. Chaos Gate feels very much like a Sunday game, a single mission can take two hours, but you'll almost inevitably be sucked in to its gameplay and story. The game again features some stand out songs in it, to which I will give you below... You can find it on GOG it generally doesn't go for much more than like five bucks, but can be two on sale. 8. Mount and Blade: Warband: I hate this game...and I love it. The game is a very complex roleplaying game, to which you can take control of your own hero-a good ol' King Arthur or maybe make your own horrible monstrosity of war crimes, with an oblong head...so Ki adi Mundi... You recruit peasants to turn them into knights and archers for your army and either try to overthrow a nation or join its ranks. The game is pretty barren on the graphics side of things but you can find lots of enjoyment; Joining tournaments, fighting sea raiders, etc. 7. City Skylines: This game has very few downsides in my opinion, it's simple, it's sweet and easy to pick up. You build a city and try to keep your citizens happy while balancing your industrial, urban, suburban, and economic zones. You can take out loans, you can build bridges and anything else that is needed to make a city run! The game is cheap and easy to play and I recommend that if you have a chance, give it a go. 6. Dawn of War: Ohhhhhhhhhh boy! By the Emperor this game is good, anyone who loves Warhammer, tends to love this game! It has all of your favorite horrible war crime factions (I'm looking at you Dark Eldar) and any it doesn't have you can get through mods! It's gory, it's violent and just like dead space two said, "your mom's gonna hate it!". Space marines ripping orks apart, while guardsmen are being engaged by the Tau. It's all so finely tuned and if you can get it and you haven't played it DO IT! New games of this year: 5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons: What more is there to say about this game and how relaxing it can be, I have not played this game as a disclaimer, but I do recommend it to the "Death Stranding" type of people, who play video games to relax and get away from the world. There is no politics, no hidden agenda, just some clean fantasy fun. 4. Microsoft: Flight Simulator: Do you wanna be a pilot without all the work, do you have a monster of a machine that can run the literal world on it? Are you cursed with way too much money and can't seem to get rid of it all without buying a dyson sphere? Well here is your game. Microsoft Flight Simulator is a technological marvel and I recommend it to anyone who has top of the line hardware, since it is so good in simulating being a pilot and controlling a plane! 3. Half Life Alyx: The story of Half Life 3 might be dead, but Half Life Alyx will give you that itch you needed scratching years and years ago. This title is a VR game following the character of Alyx, the gameplay is intuitive, the graphics are immaculate and if you have a Rift, I recommend it! 2. Ghost of Tsushima: What a game, I haven't played it, but I have heard quite enough about it, that I need to find a way to play this game! It follows the story of several samurai as you mix up fighting styles and try and beat your opponents in melee combat. You can find certain weapons that are ancient and have stories around them and it simply feels good to get those weapons! Before we move to number one: I am going to give you my most anticipated games and their trailers! 1. Halo Infinite: 2. Warhammer 40k: Darktide: 3. Warhammer Battle Sister: And now for.... 1. Doom: Eternal: Halo might be infinite, but Doom is Eternal. You know this game is good, I know this game is good, and even your mother knows it is good, this game is game of the year material, from its soundtrack to the way you get to kill demons, it's brutal, it's fast paced and I looooove it. The game has so much side content and as a sequel, it succeeds! So that's my top ten picks of the year! Feel free to post your opinions down below and a quick mention to KAZ32 for convincing me to do this, your awesome man!
  3. I definitely agree! Dessert for 2020 is a good statement.
  4. I'm glad to see that people enjoy this game, I wasn't even playing video games when it came out. Right? it's fun just to watch the fight play out!
  5. I'm glad to be here, I'll post my own tomorrow, if you'd like! Did you see the fact that Youtube put miniladd's apology video on trending?! Like wtf.
  6. I will say that I'm not a fan of anime girls, however, the rise of vtubers has been pretty interesting. On top of that Doom Eternal was game of the Year material, but somehow, last of us part two was...meh...but your effort in arranging all this is pretty cool...instant like
  7. It's sad to see things like this happen, but as always there is a hope for the future and improving upon it!
  8. Well, I normally would recommend telling what video games or tabletops you like, stuff like that, welcome aboard!
  9. Intro: I am going to start this review with a little bit about myself, obviously, you are free to skip this part due to it only being pertinent to tell you my slight bias and to give you an idea of who I am. I am Skorgezagreat, I joined the Angry Army in 2017 and I made a couple of reviews, nothing big, I assure you. I quit posting things, due to my mental state and didn't really come back until I fell back in love with Angry Joe and his reviews. That is not pertinent, but that is my intro and whatever out of the way. Over the course of my life I fell in love with Star Wars, as a kid, with Revenge of The Sith, The Empire Strikes Back, and A New Hope. I would reenact the scene where Darth Vader comes out of the smoke on the Tantive IV, me just a rebel soldier, somehow, killing Darth Vader and becoming a hero of the rebellion. In my teen years I fell out of love with it, when Disney took over and I felt as if the series had gone to the dark side. With Rey and Finn the stories just didn't seem to hit as well as they did and to this day, I still have a dislike to them. I fell back in love with Star Wars with a few things; The Mandolorian, Star Wars Battlefront 2 EA (After the updates), Jedi: Fallen Order, and a game you probably haven't heard of...Star Wars: Empire at War... Skip to here if you want to get past the intro: I'm going to split this review up into segments to keep things sorted and ordered, the segments are as follows: What is Empire at War? What makes the game so good? What are the flaws of the game? The Space Battles. The Ground Battles. Rating and whether I recommend it or not. Let's Begin. What is Star Wars: Empire at War? Star Wars: Empire at War is an RTS game with moderate 4X game play on the side. It puts you in the shoes of a commander leading the forces of the Empire; trying to crush the Rebels and bring order to the outer rim, or a commander of the Rebels, trying to carve your way into the core worlds and besiege Coruscant. The game features large scale space and ground battles, these are generally fought to take control of planets to expand your territory and gain benefits for controlling each planet. It resembles the best of Galactic Conquest in both original Battlefronts, with Battlefront 1's system of giving benefits for controlling planets and Battlefront 2's system of providing you with a larger galaxy featuring space battles and ground battles. The game allows you to take control of most of the units and heroes of the Galactic Civil war...I mean, hell, even C3P0 and R2D2 are playable. Some background for the game and the development of it: Star Wars: Empire at War was developed by Petroglyph Games, who have worked on the Command and Conquer Remaster and 8-bit armies. The game was Published by LucasArts in 2006, February 16th. It has flown under the radar in most sense as I don't find a lot of people who know about it. The game died with GameSpy and then it was republished in 2017 on Steam with workshop support and is relatively alive today. What makes the game so good? Let me say that this game is good! The game seamlessly has space battles and ground battles at the same time and you can control and shape both. The game has a more tactical feel to it, in the sense that if you can support your squads well, you can find a way to take no casualties. When the battles play out and they look relatively good, however, once you zoom in the age of the game starts to show; textures and models tend to be a bit more on the "Empire Earth" side of things, but they do tend to look a little better with faces and such. The game does give you a scale of how large the battles are and it runs well while doing so. The game will mix things up, from time to time you will have the opportunity to destroy civilian homes and even on some planets, destroy the Tusken Raider Camps and the Sandcrawlers like Tatooine, which is a detail I can appreciate. Another example of fresh objectives can be found on Coruscant when you are attacked by the Rebels, your objective is not just to hold position and prevent the rebels from destroying your base, but to defend the emperor and if he dies, it is 100% game over! Little things like these just make a game feel more "smart" or "alive", we aren't just doing errands for Palpatine, but actively crushing civilian uprisings and as Anakin would put it "Bringing peace to my new empire". The game has all the iconic characters of the Star Wars universe, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and mother of Marry they have Thrawn! On top of this, none of the characters feel super weak and they each have their own little gimmick. The game will allow you to have Obi-Wan and Vader duel and they have voice clips from the movies in the midst of it. So while the huge battles are taking place, you'll have a lightsaber battle. I could go on about the content of this game and how big it is, but you get the point. The 4X aspect is relatively simple and the strategy isn't all that complex, for example, you can build turbolaser batteries and unit and credit production buildings, but this isn't Age of Empires 2, what you get is the same as the Rebels on the building aspect, some planets like Nul Hutta and Tatooine will allow you to build Cantines and Smuggler Dens. The strategy on the galactic map is also simple, but I will say that I was relatively surprised on hyperlane control being an aspect of strategy. The units look and feel cool to play around with even when you zoom in, since they talk a little less detail and such. On top of all this, the game has a fair amount of mods, giving you a ton of replay value. Overall I would say that the content is pretty vast and the game play is super smooth. What flaws does Star Wars: Empire at War have? Let's start with the most obvious thing from the moment you boot up the game. The game is old, it doesn't look the best, textures and graphics tend to have a dated feel to it, it's obvious why, but if you can't play a game with fairly dated graphics, then your experience might be worsened. There is a large balance issue with this game, which is exaggerated by some mods. The game has inherently broken units that will wipe the floor with you and units that are so useless, you'd think they had water guns in their hands. The game will have units that just can't operate on their own and the obvious stuff like Stormtroopers and Rebel soldiers is excusable, but why take the Corellian Corvette for fighter defense, when most ships already deploy their own contingent of fighters and bombers? Why take Stormtroopers, when an AT AT already deploys some for you? Stuff like this does add some aggravation to the game, because the AI tends to just spam stuff that works on some mods and I'm hoping it's not intentional. There will be times where the AI just steamrolls you and you are screwed, no defense, just screwed. You'll have two squads of Stormtroopers and an AT ST, meanwhile the whole Rebel fleet just showed up. You will face setback after setback. The game can get boring after you figure out the auto resolve battle function is WAY too fair and then it will become a crappy 4X if your not careful. The Space Battles... Taking over a planet is two stages, a space battle is the first stage. The battles can get pretty big and they tend to be really fun to just watch, the developers knew this and added a cinematic camera function in space and ground battles. In your conquest of the galaxy you will build fleets and invasion groups and send them out to take over planets, the fleets can include all of the famous ships, from acclamators to the SUPER STAR DESTROYER, the thing is so big it actually sits within the background, however, it moves like a brick and well...it kind of is. Ships will launch fighters from their hangars to defend them from enemy bombers and you can micro them, but some like the tie fighter can just be told to "hunt for enemies". Over the course of the battle different facilities on ships can be destroyed and rendered unusable, like engines, laser turrets and hangars. The main goal of a space battle is normally to destroy your enemy's space station, a symbol of his or hers hold on the planet and then to either force them to retreat or mop up the rest of their fleet. Sometimes a space battle could take place after you've lost a planets station and you can catch the enemy's invasion force in a trap. The space battles are fun, but I'd still call them a little simple, however, you can find some enjoyment out of it. The Ground Battles... Let me just start this by saying the ground battles are good, however, they can get a little repetitive, after clocking in 200 hours on this game, it feels like all my ground battles play out the same without mods. Ground battles are your second stage of invasion, here you can call in bombers from your fleet to carpet bomb the enemy, you can capture landing zones to land more of your invasion force and increase your population cap. Sometimes there will be hazards, like a sarlac pit or maybe you'll be fighting on Mustafare and your men could straight up catch fire from the lava. You can dig in and build turrets around your landing zones, or go totally balls to the wall and just deploy all you have and become a death ball. I will admit there isn't much on planets, but there is a lot of planets and the settings are never too similar...it gets a pass from me. Rating and whether I recommend it or not... I am going to go two directions with this score, first will be the game taken on its own, without any biases from a Star Wars fan. The game will rate at a 6/10, it is average and its age and flaws show up a lot more than you'd probably like to see...I recommend it, but only get it on sale. For Star Wars fans, I'm inclined to give it a 7/10 and even an 8/10, it has so much content from the star wars universe, you could easily fall in love with it, given you could find a way through its flaws. I recommend it, but you shouldn't be rushing to get it, but if it is on sale, definitely give it a try! At the time of writing this it's on sale at 6.99, that is a good price and you'll at least get your money in mods if all else fails! https://store.steampowered.com/app/32470/STAR_WARS_Empire_at_War__Gold_Pack/
  10. Over the course of a couple months I discovered some very awesome mobile games I just wanted to share a few and give the reasoning why love these... 1. Noblemen 1886: this is a mix of an ultimate epic battle simulator, a 3rd person shooter, and a game of war. Set in a parallel 1886 were the black death takes over the majority of the U.S. And the uninfected left to fight a war, this game provides the need for strategic thinking and puts you in the shoes of a military general with the job of taking land and fighting other generals. I also enjoyed the pretty fleshed out game play and the other "noblemen", OH MY GOD! These guys will piss you off!! I found myself learning their names and plotting their deaths and god....screaming at their victories! I do have some gripes though; the game has a very repetitive story and you will find yourself doing the same thing over and over, the game seems do seem to require very little strategy and any use of strategy seems to be punishing. I definitely would check noblemen 1886 out if you haven't already. 2.Walking dead "no mans land": I love this turn based strategy game, even if it seems like a blatant rip off of a good TV series. Walking dead's mobile game includes little micro transactions and most of it stuff you can do without, it brings Iconic characters from the TV show and also contains the famous weapons that these characters are known for. I myself first day had acquired Daryl Dixon and Negan, not only that I obtained Daryl's crossbow! My only few gripes is I feel the game has many repetitions and the story really stays the same, the micro transactions that are there cost way too much! I recommend this to fans of the TV series and people who are interested in the TV series. 3. Minidayz: Ok I admit this is my fanboy side but I love this game! The games premise is survive, survive, survive...you have nothing else to worry about except reach the next day, collect loot and survive the challenging zombies, bandits, and as you know...our fellow players....this game has absolutely NO micro transactions and boasts a wide variety of things to do in this tiny zombie game! Yes I know another zombie game! But I feel it was made by people know how to make a ligament zombie game...if you are a fan of the DayZ series or interested in entering the series...I would also recommend this to zombie survival enthusiasts and people looking for a simple yet challenging game! These are my top 3 that I play almost daily but it would also help to note these games; world at arms, Vendetta Online (VO, specifically the IOS variant), Clash royale, and Clash of clans. If any of you wanted to know I am rating these on 3 factors; the first is the amount and how the game is affected by micro transactions, the second is the gameplay and how good it is, the gameplay is half of the game in my opinion, the third final and most important...how much is there, the game could be the best you ever played and have 2 missions and that RUINS it! This was originally meant to be it's own thread, so that's why its so long!!
  11. Hello JLHartsock, welcome to the AJSA, I am skorge....the person who does stuff here...ok...I do little here, I post some topics definitely check those out...but again welcome. XD
  12. I loved call of duty classic and although I liked modern warfare, I liked the little story and large amounts of thinking classic offered, and call of duty classic was the first FPS I played and understood.
  13. I definitely feel steam is being left behind by game companies for many reasons...I'm not worried about steam fading to the background, what worries me is when you go into steam you see all the honest hard cold reviews and you can judge a game by it's reviews, if companies go to third party sites with no reviewing by members of the site...What do we have now? The only way we could know if a game was bad was if we bought it and critique it. I definitely see video gaming becoming a shady practice...thank god for people like joe!
  14. I definitely agree, I thought the Idea looked cool, I played the first one and I was just livid! 60 DOLLARS! Where's the story? In the next 60 buck expansion! Funny thing is everyone I talk to LOVES destiny, I just Don't get how....and then we question why micro transactions exist and we look at these people and say "oh...fanboys"
  15. For the past few days I have been on youtube and have seen destiny's release trailers, (pre-order, etc.) and have taken to notice I have a few gripes about it. the game destiny is an icon across many demographics, but I see a new "advanced warfare" or another "Titanfall" were everything is just a mindless, generic shooter...as for the pre-order I'm disgusted, the fact that in order to count your kills (which should either already be done, or not included) you buy the pre-order for a robot...in game content that just counts your kill/death ratio, in my opinion that's (excuse my "french") crap. not only that, but destiny is an easy game to add loot crates and micro-transactions, yes I know it's destiny and everyone will say; "but skorge, the game itself is a good game" and to me, my response; "what was the first destiny at release again? an incomplete shell of what it is today, for $60 every story section." WTF!! when you publish a game it needs to be complete...right? anyway, I'm not trying to spit on a perfectly good game, "so with all do respect" just go off of the review that AJ (angry joe, to any new recruits.) puts out and be vigilant, hell, have one of your friends buy the game and let him tell you the specifics...if it's bad, don't buy it...if it's good though, BUY IT! but I'm not hopping the hype train yet, I'll see you later, on the next post...