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  1. Lazilot liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Awesome obscure game music & hidden well known game music thread.   
    Yerp
     
    Hmm, Monster Trucks. Now that I drive my own car, if I saw those things driving in the road, I will just run the other way around because there's no way in hell I want to get squashed by those!
     
    It's surprising that Rockstar of all people published that game, and only GTA San Andreas, GTA Advance + GTA V has those trucks. I thought these things would show up everywhere in GTA!

     

     
     
    Thanks to Steam Spring Cleanup, I managed to play some old ass games that's been hanging in my library. This game called Hover in particular has really funky music. The game reminds me of Jet Set Radio, minus the roller blades.
     
  2. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by Lazilot in Awesome obscure game music & hidden well known game music thread.   
    Did I? Well then here's another game from my childhood:
     
  3. Lazilot liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Awesome obscure game music & hidden well known game music thread.   
    You already posted Steel Reign back in...... 2016?? Holy crap, time flies!
     
     
    Speaking of Tank games, here's another one from my childhood that's pretty dope called Mass Destruction.
     
    Cool songs as well
     
     
    This next one is Rive, a game that I haven't played in a while but finally got back to because of the Steam Spring Cleaning event, and I'm glad I did because this game is really fun, and with a great soundtrack!
     
  4. Lazilot liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Awesome obscure game music & hidden well known game music thread.   
    Well, they're of course really good soundtracks. And it's your list so good on you for sharing your favorite songs!
     
    In the end though making just a top 5 is a disservice to music in gaming. We can't just pinpoint 5 game soundtracks since thousands of games have amazing music created by wonderfully talented musicians that bring each game to life. A lot of the unknown small/obscure ones especially are in this specific thread which you can check out.
     
    But if you're curious about which soundtracks are my personal favorites, here are just 6 of hundreds that I can think off:
     
    Undertale. So much so that I actually made a mix with Through the Fire and Flames
     
    Nier Automata. Brilliant soundtrack for that one & every song tells their own story which accompanies the game so damn well
     
    Shadow of the Colossus. Battling gigantic monsters with epic orchestral songs makes climbing them so damn goooooodddd.
     
     
    Jotun. Perfect songs to accompany this Viking road to Valhalla
     
     
    Furi. What's cool is that this is a boss rush game & every single bosses have their own theme which gets even more intense each time you take out their health bars
     
     
    And Mighty Switch Force 2. Because it's so funky it's awesome!
     
    This doesn't mean that these 6 are a top 6 for me. Hell naw. If I have to make a personal favorite soundtrack list, that list will be a 100 list where every songs are in no particular order because there's so many amazing soundtracks!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Rightyo, moving on to the next song I just discovered:
    There's a pretty damn slick "one hit you're dead" action game called Katana Zero that was released recently, and what's cool about this game is that before a mission, the main character actually puts on his music player & play these kickass songs while planning his assassinations. He has swag yo
     
    It's annoying that this game ends on such a big cliffhanger. ARRRGHH, I WANT MORE OF THIS GAME, MORE!!!
  5. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by Bartordermen in Awesome obscure game music & hidden well known game music thread.   
    I've compiled a list of top 5 legendary videogame tracks, do you agree with my evaluation?

    Check the list out and visit my Bloggity, also, waiting for your feedback here! =D

    Cheers!
  6. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by Lazilot in Awesome obscure game music & hidden well known game music thread.   
    Speaking of, I think Warband falls well within the bounds of an obscure game as I don't know many people who are still talking about the medieval RTS/RPG hybrid I fell in love with back in 2010 that I still play on a frankly religious basis -- so with that in mind here's some tracks from some of my favourite mods for it!
     
     
     
     
     
  7. Weltgeist liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in MK11 review. Great story mode, great gameplay, but FUCK THE RANDOM LOOTS!   
    It's Mortal Kombat again! But instead of me being happy that this game plays beautifully or that the plot is awesome, I can't do so knowing that this game's rewards system uses one of the random loot drops from the mobile games. Urrgh. I was so looking forward to this game because of how awesome the trailers leading to this game are.

     
    The plot of the game is after MKX. Shinnok has been dethrowned, Raiden becomes Dark Raiden again, and the game starts with him leading an assault alongside Cassie + Sonya + Special forces to destroy Evil Revenant Liu Kang + his friends once and for all. Buuut a new villain named Kronika emerges & take control of time, so now past and present are combined for the sake of a "new and balanced timeline" as she said. So now the battle to stop her begins.
     
    Fun fact: there was a mysterious woman in Jade's MK9 ladder ending which everyone, including me, assumed was Kronika
    Until a recent tweet from the MKX's comic book writer that reveals the woman is actually Jade's mom and she's in Jade's ladder ending
    So there you go, it is what it is!
     
    Luckily her inclusion to the story is actually well done & it answers several questions of previous MK games, like were the arcade ladder endings of the previous games just non-canon, or did they indeed happen? Turns out Kronika is the one who allows those endings to be made to create a perfect timeline where the victor gets their endings realized. And then she resets time again so that everyone gets their endings. So she pretty much has been manipulating time for millions of years. Which is probably the most boring thing to experience. Eh, we get a great story out of it here though.
     
    Gameplay of MK11 is like MKX, but without the 3 special bars. Now you have 2 defense & 2 offense bars to do things like amplifying attacks or use one of those moves where you interact with the background. You can also no longer run so now you can only dash forward or backward. It definitely feels bizarre if you just played MKX again recently, but you can get used to the change pretty quickly. The game offers great tutorials about these changes & character specific challenges to get you ready to play your chosen favorites. 
     
    Another thing that's different now is that you no longer have to pick 3 different variations, instead you can pick 3 or 2 different moves for your characters in the customization option. 

    You can equip max of 3 moves for each character because only 3 skill slots are available to use. Some moves require 2 slots though. Mix and match moves however you want & create your own custom character for each of your favorite combatants is the name of the game here. Kind of like Injustice 2 in that you can equip your characters with gears that has their own modifier slots.
     
    Unfortunately, this is where the game's biggest flaw is. You see, to get costumes, accessories or even modification gems in this game requires you to do challenges in the "Tower of Time" which I'll get to later, do AI challenges where you can challenge other player's AIs like those mobile games player battles, or go to the Krypt and open chests. Now the Krypt itself is freaking awesome.
    It's like a simplified PS4 God of War where exploration is more prominent with the occasional puzzles to solve & deathtraps to avoid, and there's even a few enemies you can kill with your hammer, though they die in only 1 hit so don't expect to do combos. So many areas to see & you even get special items that allows you to go to places you can't enter before like the Krypt in MKX. This should have been awesome, but unfortunately, THE KRYPT CHESTS HAVE FUCKING RANDOM ITEMS!
     
    That's right, it's no longer like MKX or previous Krypts where you can go online to find the location for a specific costume/ unlocks that you want. 90% of the chests all have freaking random items & only 10% are not! Joe even made a video about how fucking ridiculous it all is!
     
    The thing with this though is that it's fucking bizarre how this game implements this random loot things. To get currency to open the boxes, you can't use microtransaction. All you can buy with microtransaction in this game are "time crystals" which gives you specific costumes/fatalities/brutalities in the game's main menu, so there's no such thing as buying currency to get all the boxes in Krypt faster than everyone else, which is awesome. BUT WHY DO YOU MAKE EVERYTHING FUCKING RANDOM AND HARD AS HELL TO GET MONEY TO OPEN THESE CHESTS?? 
     
    The main way to get these currencies is to play matches, or go to the Towers of Time which is basically Injustice 2's Multiverse mode or MKX's Living Towes which has random challenges for you to complete. Too bad these Towers of Time are fucking ridiculously hard because there's always some bullshit modifiers that makes them harder than it actually is. Some towers can have assist characters showing up & hitting you, some towers have the enemy with 10x more health than you + laser deathtrap which reduces your health if you stand close to it, some towers have enemies that make the screen pitch black so you can't see anything, some towers have ALL of those combined! And oh, if you think you can use modifier gems on your characters to give them extra perks, tough luck because to unlock the gem slots, you have to play that particular character until the gear levels up. And you have to get lucky and get that specific gem for your character because the gems are character specific. The worst part is that even though you unlock gears, you don't get special attributes to help you during these Towers of Time. You don't get more health, you don't get more damage, maybe if you're extra lucky you can get gems that boost your health and damage, but most of the time you'll get something dumb like "get 8% more currency if you do a brutality". WHYY?????
     
    In fact it is so frustrating, that the only way to beat these towers easily is if you turn on the AI mode before you begin the fight so that the AI will fight for you. Essentially, the game plays itself. Which is thankfully an option but WHY DO I HAVE TO DO THIS SHIT???
     
    I've probably spent 1 million coins to open chests in this game, and I STILL can't get the MK1 Sonya costume that I want. It's good that Netherealm Studios is currently increasing the number of rewards so you can get more currencies and they're giving free amount of currencies to compensate for it,

     but if the chests are all still freaking random, then there is just no point to it. Fuck. This. Shit. 
     
    I give this game my rating of "play the game for the story & base gameplay, wait for patch 2000 to have all those currencies with you so you can maybe unlock all chests & get the costumes you want by luck". AKA, wait for sale, or if you have a local fighting game scene, just play this game there with all the other people there so you don't have to pay & get frustrated with the loots. Or buy the game now, but just enjoy it for the great fighting, beware of the loots & don't expect much from them.
     
    Such a damn shame that free mobile phone economy is what brings this game's potential so far down, and I'm so sure that Warner Brothers is the one that forces this into this game, same with their previous games Injustice 2 & fucking Shadow of War. Oh I dread the moment that future games will have even worse versions of these things!
  8. RuneX liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in MK11 launch trailer: FUCKING BRILLIANT   
    The previous trailers are pretty good, if a bit awkward with the song choices. But this? Best trailer of them all. That MK theme remix is Godlike. I want this game so badly! 
     
    Shame that Cyrax & Sektor will be the same case as Rain Baraka in MKX in that they can't be played unless through a mod. But THIS TRAILER IS FUCKING HYPE!
  9. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by Bartordermen in Joker trailer. This.... is gonna be a fucked up film.   
    Didn't even know this one is coming out! Had chills running all over my body while watching this, thank you for the info! <3 Looks to be a wonderful act.
  10. Bartordermen liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Joker trailer. This.... is gonna be a fucked up film.   
    It's those shit kids' fault. They're responsible for the Joker being created. Lesson here: be nice. If not, you will create a monster that unleashes his retribution to you & the world.
     
    Joe already made a reaction of this
     
    Can't wait to see this film. This trailer's tone is perfect for a Joker origin story before shit hits the fan. We get to see young Bruce & looks like Bruce's dad is going to be a corrupt businessman and who the Joker will ruin/ kill, causing Bruce to become Batman. Pretty interesting take on the lore there, but I want to see how this goes since looks like this will either be a new alternate universe unrelated to the DCU films before, or it's the same universe all along and Joaquin is the first incarnation of Joker before Jared Leto becomes his successor or something. Hope this film turns out to be awesome!
     
  11. Bartordermen liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer   
    It's pretty damn sad when "it's a singleplayer game with no microtransaction" is actually the best thing that happened to EA. That's the bare minimum of singleplayer games since the dawn of time! XD
  12. Tmacster1 liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Wondering?   
    Wow.... that is one beefed up PC. You can pretty much play ANY game on max graphics settings with that!
     
    You’ll be fine playing games with that beast for many2 years.
  13. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by Lazilot in Awesome obscure game music & hidden well known game music thread.   
    I know it's not technically an official soundtrack but I've been playing this mod for AOE2 set around the time of the Viking Expansion and there's a custom music pack that replaces all of the in-game music with well...
     
     
    Which is great because If I'm being honest the original AOE2 Soundtrack never gets this epic.
     
  14. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by Bartordermen in DMC 5 review. It's official. 2019 has the best early months release for games EVER   
    awesome freakin review, intense, stylish, well-written, informative, excellent job friend!
  15. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Would you buy a $25 self-published book?   
    Congrats on making a second book! I know someone who made books like this one:

    I was given this and 2 other books she made as a package for a job consultation course she offered. I read the book & because of it, I got a job after struggling a lot with finding one. Then I helped her out with her events + bookselling, so I know how hard it is to sell books that's just made. The price is the same as yours, $25 USD, or $35AUD, and she does sell these books after lectures in events she did. The key is good marketing + showing what your book has to offer so people will want to buy it. Then word of mouth will settle the rest, though it's harder nowadays since everyone wants to read stuff in digital form + audiobooks.
  16. Exilecute liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in It's time to put a stop! (HEX: SHARDS OF FATE) Kick-starter DISASTER!   
    Thankfully as I have searched just now, this company's rep has been shattered to pieces. That QST thing you mentioned only got $30,585 out of $600,000 in September 2017. And judging by the chart of funding, they got most of that in the first 2 days of their Kickstarter, probably out of their own pocket to fool people into thinking that people actually pledge for this thing, and then the rest just plummets to oblivion, most definitely by the fact that people realized who these company actually were so they let people know about it.

    Even if they create a new Kickstarter, people will know "oh, aren't these those assholes that rip us off with their previous game?" and blacklist them anyway, so we don't have to do anything. They're going to fall by themselves.
     
  17. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in I will go to LA. Any good attractions there besides Disney Land?   
    Oh, that show that Matthew Mercer hosts!
     
    Nah, too nerdy for me. Love the voice actors, but I'll let them do their business. I'm not so much a super fan that I would go ask for their autograph.
     
    Besides, meeting all the famous FGC players in my Dragonball tournament + Disney Land is already a great adventure. 
  18. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in How is everyone? ...I got a kitten!   
    The shelter called him L'Chaim, which is a Hebrew toast meaning "To Life". I thought it was cool, so I kept it. But we also call him "Stubs" because they had to dock his tail due to an infection. Of course, like EVERY other cat I've owned, he's been reduced to being called "kitty" or "puss cat". The dog is Maggie.


  19. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by Lazilot in Awesome obscure game music & hidden well known game music thread.   
    I'm appalled that I haven't posted this before considering it's one of my favourite games, it's incredibly obscure (Hell there wasn't even an english version of the second chapter until 2015 ffs 2015 ON A PSP!) and the music that accompanies you on your journey throughout it is easily the strongest and most touching part.
    And that theme...
    I swear, when I heard it play at the end of the first chapter, after being put through what is possibly the saddest ending of all time I literally shed tears and rarely does a game ever garner that much emotion from me, so that's some seriously high praise coming from me.
     
  20. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by DestinyDecade in My Top 15 Best Games of 2018   
    My Top 15 Best Games of 2018
    If you thought that 2017 was a great year for gaming, think again. 2018 has blown it out of the water and there’s a reason why. What better way to celebrate this year than by looking back at what I consider to be the best of the best. This will not be an easy list and remember that my list is an opinionated one. So let’s get underway with a list that’s good. So let’s get to the cream of the crop, the pedal to the metal. These are my Top 15 Best Games of 2018.
    Before I begin, here are some rules.
    Rule #1: Straight-up ports or compilations to newer consoles will not be included. If they were, I would pretty much have half of the list devoted to them. There will be a few exceptions.
    Rule #2: This list focuses on games that I’ve played and put time towards. So yes, expect the list to be not to your liking.
    Rule #3: If you feel a game you like isn’t on your list, feel free to provide your own.
    Now that we’ve got them out of the way, let us begin.
    Number #15: Octopath Traveler (Nintendo Switch)
    Kicking off the list is an RPG that has a simple premise yet works. It centers on 8 different characters, each having a story of their own to tell. What makes it so good is how players go about it. The game is a love-letter to old school RPGs, offering up something exciting while challenging you. Everything about it is great whether it be the gameplay, music, presentation, voice acting, etc. Plus with the fact that you can customize your party however you like adds replay value. Don’t take my word for it, even though I still need to beat it. Get this. Octopath is an RPG that deserves all the love it can get. Who will you choose to start your journey?
    Number #14: The Alliance Alive (Nintendo 3DS)
    In 2018, the 3DS continues to get support from companies like Atlus. This game is no exception. The Alliance Alive centers on a group of characters that must work together to free their world from creatures called Daemons. What makes this game stand out is the battle and leveling system. Battles take place on a 3x5 grid where your group can be in different formations offering unique and interesting strategies. Not only that but towers also help provide advantages in battle. Leveling is similar to games like the original FF2 with its nurture vs. nature mechanic. Not only that but the cast can wield whatever weapons they can use offering a lot of variety and strategy. It’s a very underrated game that deserves more appreciation. Give it a chance. You won’t regret it.
    Number #13: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PlayStation 4, PC)
    If there’s one thing I will say regarding 2018 is that this year is home to RPGs and this list is going to have plenty of these. It had been seven years since the last Ni no Kuni game and people wonder what happened. Well we didn’t have to wait that long, as Namco Bandai would give us a sequel, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Taking place hundreds of years after the events of the first game, Ni no Kuni II centers on Evan Tildrum and Roland Crane. Together the two must gather allies and save the world while dealing with those that threaten it including a sinister evil. It’s an RPG that I should have put more time towards. Plus its story is a journey for everyone involved. Thankfully the game did sell well enough that we’re getting DLC in the form of new campaigns and exclusive gear. Hopefully these guys can add more and let’s face it. The game is fun, the battle system is interesting and the building mechanics for the kingdom is interesting. It deserves your time and money.
    Number #12: Hollow Knight (Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
    This is the one exception that is on this list and for a very good reason. Though it came out last year on Steam, the fact that Hollow Knight had come to consoles, especially the Nintendo Switch is more than enough to convince me to give it a shot. This game is part-Metroidvania/part-Dark Souls. It’s a game that I can’t put down and yet it offers so much more. Its atmosphere is dark, creepy and enticing. There’s a lot to do in the game. The challenge is there and will push you to your limits but when it’s all said and done, you will feel satisfied knowing that you made the impossible possible. It’s a reason why I put over 20 hours and there is so much more to do. The fact we get the final expansion Gods and Glory is meant to end it out on a high note and it did. Hollow Knight is an amazing game and if you haven’t bought it, you should. My review I did should be proof enough.
    Number #11: Mega Man 11 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One)
    We waited 8 years for a new Mega Man game and then Capcom decided to enter its dork phase and cancel anything relating to the blue bomber left and right either out of spite or stupidity. We would reach Mega Man’s 30th anniversary and Capcom announced a brand new Mega Man game in the form of Mega Man 11. Its plot has Mega Man stopping Dr. Wily once more as he uses a strange machine to capture eight new Robot Masters and use them in his goal for conquest. Mega Man is still as fun as you remember except he has a new trick: the Double Gear system. It can be used to either slow down time or power up his attacks. My only complaint with the game is that it’s not a long game. It’s still fun but I only wish that Capcom can consider adding DLC down the line such as Proto Man and Bass. That would help add more to the game. At least it’s not at full price because if it was, that’d be another story.
    Number #10: Soulcalibur VI (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
    Never thought Namco Bandai would ever go back to this series, especially after Soulcalibur V. This is a game that’s going to make or break the series… thankfully it helps give the series new life. Soulcalibur VI serves not only as a reboot of the series but also a celebration of the franchise. It goes back to its roots meaning the game’s fast paced and really fun. With a roster of 21 characters and additional characters incoming such as 2B, it’s a game I feel that breathes new life to the series. In addition the game also has a really good story mode where you create a character and travel on a journey in the Soulcalibur world. That’s amazing. A game like this deserves all the love it can get. I don’t want the Soulcalibur series to die.
    Number #9: Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee & Let’s Go, Pikachu (Nintendo Switch)
    There’s going to be somebody here that will complain at me wondering why it’s so low on my list. To be fair, this game is a bit divisive but honestly, this is a spin off and it’s meant to hold us over until Game Freak actually releases Generation 8. Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee takes us back to Kanto where it all began except in a very different way. The difference between that the game incorporates elements from Pokemon Go. That’s not necessarily a bad thing since it’s only done to make the game a bit easier. It’s accessible for people new to the franchise while bringing something that has us old-school veterans feeling nostalgic. Let’s only hope that when Gen 8 does come, its gameplay should be like every other main line in the series. Don’t screw it up guys.
    Number #8: Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country (Nintendo Switch)
    A DLC making this list?! You don’t say but thing is, this is no ordinary DLC we’re talking about. Monolith Soft surprised us with something that could almost be a full game if it wants. Torna ~ The Golden Country is set hundreds of years before the events of the main game. It focuses on a pair named Jin and Lora who travel the continent of Torna. Meeting new and familiar companions, their story details how Torna had fallen and how it all leads up to Xenoblade 2. This feels like a full game and it does. It offers a lot of customization for the cast, quests to complete and plenty to do. I am amazed that they were able to pull it off and it’s another that I recommend you should get on the Nintendo Switch. Heck it’s available as a separate game so there’s that.
    Number #7: Dragon Ball FighterZ (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
    When it was announced, everyone was excited for it especially when Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite turned out to be a dud. Dragon Ball FighterZ is pretty much Marvel vs. Capcom 2/3 but it incorporates characters from Dragon Ball Z. The result is absolute beauty. Dragon Ball FighterZ is the definition of an amazing fighting game. 3-on-3 action that’s intense, addicting and satisfying. We even have a story mode that’s split into three acts, each just as good as the next. It felt like a breath of fresh air and even the roster has everyone you ever want and then some… almost. Though the game is real fun and it has its moments, I only hope that the tournament scene doesn’t get screwed over… hopefully. Yeah. DBFZ is great. It really is. Also Android 21 is best waifu. Don’t @ me.
    Number #6: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PlayStation 4)
    2018 should also be the Year of Kiryu. Why? Well, because in addition to a fantastic remake of the 2nd Yakuza game, we also get one that serves as a fitting yet emotional finale to his tale. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has a simple theme: “How far would you go for family?” For Kiryu, it’s more than you realize as he’s on a journey to save those that matter to him while uncovering a secret that could rock the fate of Japan. It’s Kiryu’s tale and it feels so strong and emotional. Not only that but Yakuza 6 is awesome in terms of gameplay and content. The Dragon Engine allows the game to run amazingly at 60fps. Not only that but there is much for Kiryu to do and so much more. This may be the final tale for Kiryu but not the end of the series. With the announcement of a spin-off titled Judgment coming this year, it’s flame will not die out. It deserves the #6 spot and it’s a bit fitting too.
    Number #5: Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
    After the success of the Crash N. Sane Trilogy, Activision figured that if one franchise found new life, why not do the same to another. The result is the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Activision and Toys for Bob delivered a trilogy that was remade from the ground up and treated with love and respect. We know all about the struggles of the game’s development & that Activision did the right thing by delaying the game. For all the negatives the company has done, they did at least something right. As for the game itself, the game is completely redone. It looks amazing, plays amazing and is just so good. It made me now be a fan of Spyro and I feel that the praise will convince Activision to give the franchise another shot. Let’s hope it does. It’s why Spyro Reignited deserves to be in the Top 5.
    Number #4: Monster Hunter World (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
    Where do I even start with a game like this? Monster Hunter World is just incredible. A game that is not only accessible for newcomers but also offers something veterans can enjoy. The best of both worlds and it’s great. A game like this is more fun when you have friends along. You can play it solo if you want. Plus the fact that it continues to add more content in a way that can get people back in is just stunning. This is how you get people coming back to your games. With the announcement of it’s first expansion, Icebound coming this year, what better time to get into this game is now. Did I forget to mention that it looks great with a great amount of accessibility? Yep. Monster Hunter World is the franchise at its highest point and it’ll only continue to get higher.
    Number #3: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch)
    If I wanted to, it would be #1 but it’s not and there’s a very good reason for it. Sakurai and Nintendo should be praised to high heaven. No one ever thought that there would be a system seller the way Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild were. Well look no further than this: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s the game where EVERYONE IS HERE! Yep. Every character from Smash 64 all the way to Smash 3DS/Wii U have made their return along with the arrival of many new characters such as Ridley, K. Rool and Simon Belmont. The game is fun, simply fun whether online or off. Not only that but the game’s Adventure Mode, World of Light will take you quite a long time to do. I can’t do it justice. This is truly a game Switch owners MUST HAVE! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the magnum opus of the franchise. Immediate recommendation and if I wanted to, this would be #1. But it isn’t and like I said, for good reason.
    Number #2: Spider-Man (PlayStation 4)
    After years of the Spider-Man license being dragged through the mud courtesy of Activision & Beenox, Insomniac comes in and delivers a game that gives the webhead justice. Marvel’s Spider-Man is a blessing. It’s not a movie-licensed game but it is one of the best Spider-Man games ever. The gameplay is amazing. It has a lot to do in terms of content such as side quests, challenges, bases and it goes on and on. It’s story is real good. They skip the origin story and give us an older Peter Parker who has to deal with the Daemons and I really don’t want to spoil the rest. The DLC, while nice could be better but it shouldn’t dissuade anyone from enjoying this. I hope that they get the opportunity to do the sequel. They set the bar for Spider-Man and I hope with the sequel, it’s set even higher. Oh and if this doesn’t convince you to get a PlayStation 4 and play this, the next will.
    Number #1: God of War (PlayStation 4)
    Here’s the thing. My brother got me this as a birthday gift and I swear, the sooner I started playing it, I was hooked. God of War for PlayStation 4… I have no words to express my real feelings on this. This game along with Spider-Man and many others are pretty much a big, fat, FU to Electronic Arts & any others that say, “single player games are dead and that online & live services are the future”. Future my ass! The fact that it’s a PS4 exclusive says a lot. Sony killed it this year. They really did.
    God of War is simply incredible. Everything about the game is awesome. The story is well done and crafted. Combat is real good and the customization for both Kratos and Atreus is real good. Speaking of which, Kratos and Atreus are two characters that share a bond and you see it grow throughout the game. It’s so good that it makes you cry when it’s all over. When a game like this makes me cry, you know it’s a game worth your time. I’m not kidding. As I said already, if Spider-Man isn’t the reason why you should get a PS4, this definitely will. You will not be disappointed. That’s a guarantee.
    Honorable Mentions
    Not every game that was good is on this list. Therefore I will provide some honorable mentions, games that are real good along with my reasons why.
    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
    I’ve heard a lot of good things about the game and I was able to give it a shot. I liked it but I truthfully should have put more time into it. It deserves an honorable mention because you should give it a chance. It’s a Dragon Quest game made for the current generation of gaming. My issue is with Square-Enix behind the scenes. They didn’t bring the 3DS version overseas, the Switch version is delayed to 2019 & they even have the gall to say that they won’t release any more Dragon Quest games westward if the game doesn’t meet expectations. How petty & pathetic. Should this stop you from trying DQ XI? No.
    Hitman 2
    Another game I got my hands on but never got around to playing, so much so that I also got the Definitive Edition of Hitman 2016. iO Interactive had their work cut out for them when developing this. Square-Enix pulling out and de-investing them didn’t help. Thankfully they stuck to their guns and gave us a game that is just as addicting as the original. They continue to add more content in the form of elusive targets & they’re bringing back the missions from Hitman 2016 but revised and improved. It’s truly good. All of this may want me to give it a shot. You should too.
    Kirby Star Allies
    When I first played & reviewed the game, it was all right but it lacked in some ways. Almost a year ago, the game feels now complete. I want it on the list but I always review games based on as they are. Thankfully the game has a lot of additional content in the form of new modes, allies, the works. It now feels complete and I commend the people at HAL for devoting their time to this game. I love it. All of this may want me to go back. The game is more fun if you have friends and it shows.
    Mario Tennis Aces
    We haven’t had a proper Mario Tennis game in a while and the Wii U version was a major dud. Camelot Software Planning had their work cut out for them. At least with this game, it fixed many of the problems the Wii U game had. Although I still feel Mario Tennis Aces could have been a lot more. Though they added new characters and modes, I feel it’s not enough. The Adventure Mode was okay. Now I only wish Camelot Software can maybe give us a brand new Golden Sun game. It’s been too long.
    Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
    Another 3DS game I should have put more time into and I feel bad because if there’s any company that deserves praise for their commitment to Nintendo’s handheld, it should be Atlus. This game is an updated port of the original DS game but with a lot of updated bells and whistles such as visuals and music. It also has a new sub-plot where you explore alternate timelines and what happens there can unlock new stuff in the main timeline. It’s awesome and a game like this really should get you interested. I mean it. Why do you think I wish I could put time into it huh?
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    There’s going to be somebody here saying that Red Dead Redemption 2 should be on the list. Look… I know. This game broke sales records. It defied expectations and then some. The game is incredible. Rockstar has a reputation for delivering amazing single-player experiences. RDR2 is no exception and I should have at least put some time into it. I didn’t and I regret it. My only issue is the multiplayer and I feel it’s going to be the same way they did it with what they did to GTAV. I’m worried since GTAV suffered due to online making them more money. That is my only worry. I will enjoy RDR2, just not the online though.
    Starlink: Battle for Atlas
    Originally, it was going to be on this list but after much consideration, I changed my mind. Starlink has some good ideas. The game is like No Man’s Sky but with ships, ship combat and a lot of battles. If you plan on getting any version of it, get the Switch version. The Switch version is a recommended because you get an exclusive character and ship, Fox McCloud and the Arwing. Not only that but an exclusive campaign regarding the Star Fox team. It’s good. My issue with it is the DLC. Unless you got the $80 digital deluxe edition, expect to spend a lot of money to get everything. Plus the toys-to-life stuff while good is a bit problematic. That’s what turned me off but its Ubisoft so what else is new. Give it a chance if you can.
    Valkyria Chronicles 4
    A game I got for Christmas and one I should put time towards. I never thought we would get another Valkyria game after that awful Valkyria Revolution. I was worried but SEGA surprised us with a game that takes us back to what it should be. It’s well done. It has characters that you will like and the gameplay is back to how it was in the original Valkyria Chronicles. Expect to spend a lot of time towards a game like this and yes, there is additional content as DLC. So yeah, you are getting more for your money’s worth and then some.
    Yakuza Kiwami 2
    Yakuza Kiwami was a major hit and then SEGA announces that they are remaking the second. But it isn’t just any remake. They just went the deep end with this, implementing the Dragon Engine used for Yakuza 6 in this game. The story is awesome, the combat is refined and there’s so much to do it would take you hours. I kid you not. Not only that but this game also has a side-story centering on the Mad Dog of Shimano himself, Goro Majima. It’s not long but it does add more to the overall plot of the game. With the Judgment spin-off coming next year and hopefully HD remakes of Yakuza 3-5, the franchise is going strong. Very strong.
    And that’s my list in a nutshell. If you feel there’s a game you like that came out this year that should be on here, feel free to tell me. I look forward to hearing from all of you.
  21. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by RuneX in Games Beaten By the AJSA (2019)   
    Game: Hitman 2 [2018]
    Platform: Xbox One
    I've been a fan of the Hitman series since 'Codename 47' on the PC in the early 2000s. I've played them all, following the story and antics of Agent 47 closely. I regard Silent Assassin, Contracts, and Blood Money to be three of the best games in the series. 
    Hitman 2 is a fun and interesting game, plenty of freedom and opportunities to go about playing your missions. The story throws hints to past games and characters as well which is a nice touch for long-time players. This is my first game of 2019 that I've beat and I hope to showcase more completed games in this thread as the year goes on.
  22. RuneX liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Top 10 best games of 2018 time! Happy new year everyone!   
    Happy new year from Australia! And you know what time it is: Top 10 best games of 2018 list time! 
     
    This year has been...... pretty basic compared to previous years. In 2017 there are so many surprisingly great games that I don't even think can be that damn good, like Evil Within 2, Prey, Nier fucking Automata, Gravity Rush 2 and Hollow Knight.
     
    2018 on the other hand has all the games that are expected to be good, actually being good. Which is awesome! But a shame that there's not that many surprise unexpected heavy hitters. The Fall 2 & Vampyr were awesome, Remothered was pretty good, if confusing to follow, also Celeste and Obra Dinn which I heard so many good things about and will play when I can, but I want more! I like being surprised with stealthy heavy hitters!
     
    Here's my top 10 best games of 2018:
     
    10) The Fall 2 part 2: Unbound
    What do you get if you take the Fall, and make it so much bigger with more gameplay variety? You get this game. Bigger story, more characters, and more fluid gameplay which doesn't restrict your movement like before. And come on, how can you not love a game with One Finger Death Punch sections in it??

    9) Detroid Become Human
    This is David Cage's best game since Indigo Prophecy. Not only is this game SO much better than Beyond Two Souls + Heavy Rain, it manages to allow for dozens and dozens of different outcomes in your choices which heavily affects the ending of the game for every character in the story. It's such a shame that we don't actually get the answer of are the androids in this game gaining sentience because of a glitch in their system, some brain uploading shenanigans or they actually have spirits of dead people reincarnating in them, but it's still a really fun time regardless.

    8) Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Ubisoft did it. They make Assassin's Creed Origins bigger & more like Witcher 3. Which is awesome! I played the crap out of this game, completing almost all the quests until I got the true ending. I never do that to any Assassin's Creed games before because they all bored me with their one note gameplay, but this game is varied enough that I want to see through to the end of the journey. It's too bad about the microtransactions and the very grind heavy journey to get to the true end, but it's still a great fun ride.
     
    7) Vampyr

    Hard to believe that this game is made by the people behind Life is Strange. They're actually capable of making a solid RPG with concequences that actually is reflected to the world you're in. And they make being a vampire awesome. Bravo dev! Unfortunate though that there's not much to the NPCs in this game besides you either sucking their blood or let them be with their various dark secrets. I want it so that some of these NPCs like the criminals can be punished by another means besides sucking their blood, but ah well, what's done is done.
     
    6) Hokuto Ga Gotoku/ Fist of the Northstar Lost Paradise

    It's Fist of the Northstar meets Ryu Ga Gotoku. The best combination ever. Where else can you see Kenshiro blowing people to gory bits like he did in the anime, while also watching him do this:
    This is just the beginning of a new line of Hokuto Ga Gotoku games, and I can't freaking wait for the sequel. 
     
    5) Spiderman PS4

    A great restart to Spiderman with the potential of other Marvel superheroes to join in and have their own games. Great story & characters to accompany it as well, and it's the best Spiderman story in any media ever. The end still makes me tear up a bit every time I look back at it.
     
    The reason why this is number 5 on my list is simple: The combat is quite simplistic & doesn't have as much movelist like Web of Shadows, which I replayed after playing this game and feel has a much better and funner combat. Also there's too much easter eggs from other Marvel characters, and we don't see them. Looking at you Avengers, Daredevil and Black Panther, who should have come and help Spiderman during the last few acts of the game but decided not to ARRGHH WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE???
     
    4) Judge Eyes

    The other new spinoff series of Ryu Ga Gotoku / Yakuza besides Hokuto Ga Gotoku, and it's just as awesome as usual, especially since this game's plot is now about a murder mistery which keeps you guessing till the very end, and it has Phoenix Wright style courtroom sections! And this hype as fuck intro!
    What's not to love?
     
    3) Dragonball Fighter Z

    Oh my God this game. Best Dragonball game ever, and I'm still playing it till this day, improving myself bit by bit and vowing to be even better. This game introduces me to the amazing fighting game community in Australia, giving me the experience to play at a pro level tournament and it allows me to go face to face against the top FGC players that came all the way from Japan and USA. I thank this game so much from the bottom of my heart for the memories it gave me. Good news is it's still young and growing, and I can't wait for the future of this game. Not to mention I will attend the final world tour tournament in 26 January in Los Angeles, and I'm still training hard for that time. Wait for me LA, because I'm comin for you!
     
    2) Red Dead Redemption 2 & God of War PS4


    2 games that are definitely GOTY candidates, each expertly crafted and are both amazing games. I like God of War because it actually makes Kratos not a cunt, and of course because of the potential for future sequels that I am so so looking forward to seeing. Red Dead Redemption 2 has all those really damn good random npc encounters that makes every quests you do fun and new every single time, as well as the excellent story, which is such a shame when you pretty much know that this game is just a prequel to the first Red Dead Redemption, and because of that you know that no matter how happy the plot ends, it will be undone because of the first game. I want the first game to be non-canon now so I can continue the story in a completely different direction.
     
    But these are not my number 1 GOTY of 2018. There can be only 1 game that fills that spot:
     
    1) Fate Grand Order

    Yes. Like I said in another thread, this magnificent culmination of all the time I spent in this game has finally arrived in 20 December when the game's final chapter of part 1 has been released. And the feeling of joy, sadness & awesomeness I felt after playing the final chapter makes my journey playing this game from when it's released in english in 2017 till now absolutely worth it. So worth it in fact that it's why this is my favorite game of 2018. And the best part: I don't pay a single real life money! 
     
    Now that part 1 is finally over, it's time to wait for the english translation of part 2, and the Fate Babylonia anime!
     
     
    Like usual, share your top 10 GOTY if you so choose, and let's all hope for a great 2019 in gaming. January's already looking hype as fuck with Resident Evil 2 remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 which I WANT TO PLAY REALLY BADLY ARGHHH GIVE THESE GAMES TO ME NOW!!!!!!!
  23. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by FakeAvus in Beyond Good and Evil 2   
    Wow this game is like GTA but in the whole STAR SYSTEM!!
    New gameplay trailer
     
    dev video
    older dev video
     
    Please take your time and don't be Fallout 76
  24. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in My PAX Australia 2018 2 days experience. Much more awesome than last year!   
    Actually there's a global event coming up in December 15 - 16 called Couch Warriors Crossup.
    https://www.couchwarriors.org/category/couchwarriors-crossup/
     
    It's a big worldwide Dragonball FighterZ tournament which I will take part in, which also has other fighting game tournaments to join in. Buut since it's coming soon, I'm guessing you don't have the time for it, and it's probably not your kind of event if you don't play fighting games. Australia always waits for newcomers, so feel free to come any time you want.  
  25. Lazilot liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Fallout 76 Angry Review   
    Good thing I don't bother with this game cause I know it's just online Fallout 4. But I didn't expect this game to be worse than Elder Scrolls Online and Sea of Thieves. Holy shit what a FUCKING DISASTER! These many bugs?? This lazy of a content?? This is pretty much No Man's Piece of Crap, or Metal Gear Boring Zombie Fest, only it's by Bethesda. That's like if the MCU actually made Fantastic Four 2015 instead of Fox! 
     
    On the bright side, I laugh hard at this review. And Doom Eternal + Rage 2 will be even better than this crap. Maybe the teams are busy making those games and decided to give Fallout 76 to interns. Which is just fucking sad but it's the most logical explanation for this whole shit. People definitely should get a refund for this game, which unfortunately Bethesda didn't approve of. Dick move there.