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May 3, 2021 at 12:00 AM Post #6,331 of 6,346

SilverEars

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Shadow Tactics. One of the best tactical strategy game I've ever played! Very well thought out puzzle levels. It's so tough, it takes a long time figure out the holes of the puzzles. This game is in the same genre as the original Commandos games series that came out long ago.

 
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WWII "large" scale FPS.
Free to play.
Realistic damage model and weapon/equipment/vehicles based on the proper era (Think Hell Let loose or Post Scriptum)
Quick to get in the action (think Battlefield series)
Different Campaigns (Battle of Moscow : Russian VS Axis, Battle of Normandy : USA VS Axis, Battle of Berlin (Russian vs Axis) - in closed beta)

The Good
The main mode is called Squad and you are the only human control player. Each other member of your squad are bots.
You can switch to them at any time. Each have different role. Your army, your squad and your soldier all level up.
Overall, it's a nice change of playing more competitive shooters. It's satisfying to take down a complete squad by yourself, even if most of them were bots.
For an unfinished product it's better than 98% of all the Early Access titles, I've seen!

The Bad
It's a grind fest (No surprise from Gaijin, the maker of War Thunder).
All the troops management is a bit overwhelming, at first.
It's missing certain weapons, such as the Thompson for the Americans (remember it's in open Beta..)
Certain sounds and animation looks a bit like placeholders

It's a nice blend of Battlefield V with the more realistic WWII shooter (Hell Let Loose & Post Scriptum)
Worth a try! Highly recommended. (It's free remember!)
 
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Horizon: Zero Dawn. 8.4/10.

Brilliant game spoiled by about two hours of text, audio data, and cut-scenes, in the finale. Talk about exposition. (Other odd minor gripes.)
 
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Have completed the DLC now and decided to re-rate this game to 8.8/10. (More content was nice.)
Were you talking about Frozen Wilds, or is there more?
 
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Shadow Tactics. One of the best tactical strategy game I've ever played! Very well thought out puzzle levels. It's so tough, it takes a long time figure out the holes of the puzzles. This game is in the same genre as the original Commandos games series that came out long ago.

Pretty much done with this game. One of the most engaging game I've ever played. The stealth tactics of this game is very similar to the original Metal Gear Solid, but is much much more deeper into the mechanics of stealth tactics. It's an ingenious game in the way it's crafted.

I like how the different characters are designed with different skill sets or tools so that you have to combine their actions to get through different obstacles. For example, one character would be large an bulky, and can carry things quickly, but cannot agile and cannot climb certain things. Another character would be agile with a different tools used for luring and distracting enemies (Each character has different ways for luring and distracting enemies), and you figure out how to combine these skills to get over obstacles.

For each different missions one progresses throughout the game, the map is very expansive, and crafted well strategically like a well planned puzzle. I've heard people can go through some mission fairly quickly like in 20-30min. And people put out speed runs on Youtube. I believe you can only get this fast if you figured out ins and outs of the mission mapping to know what to expect. For a map one is not familar with, they not know what to expect, and have to figure out everything. That can take awhile.

I've heard people say each mission map would take upward of 1 hr. I took nearly 3-5 hrs per map. The way it's designed, there are many ways to get through these missions, and the clever ones will figure out how to get through them quickly by thinking of creative way. I take so long that I feel like I'm not a very clever gamer. I've seen different walkthrough of the missions, and people figure out clever ways to get through obstacles.

In this game, you are given the tools, and also the mission constraints, and you have to figure out how to get around the constraints.

I find this game extremely well crafted, and designed. I will definitely check out Desperado's 3.
 
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Horizon: Zero Dawn. 8.4/10.

Brilliant game spoiled by about two hours of text, audio data, and cut-scenes, in the finale. Talk about exposition. (Other odd minor gripes.)

Have completed the DLC now and decided to re-rate this game to 8.8/10. (More content was nice.)
That was/is the game that defined my re-entry into gaming. For me it was a perfect blend of story, freedom, and action.

I guess there are others that do it better, but for me it was wow.
 
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Have completed the DLC now and decided to re-rate this game to 8.8/10. (More content was nice.)
Here's the new one coming out. I didn't like the original as the gameplay was bland. I will give props to the visuals however. The visuals are stunning, but an engaging game has to be more than that. The underwater nature has ridiculous amount of detail that it's mind-blowing!.

 
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Hollow Knight on my free time ATM. I have no idea how long will it take to 100% this one, but I'll gladly take my time. I have a crush for metroidvania games, and this one gets 10/10 from me easily.

I love Hollow Knight.
The endgame Pantheons are quite the challenge.

This game is a hidden gem. It also offers great replayability since the open World can be tackled in different order, which creates different challenges.

Hopefully Hollow Knight: Silk Song will be released next year.
Also the soundtrack of both is amazing.
Here a free sample:
 
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This game is a hidden gem. It also offers great replayability since the open World can be tackled in different order, which creates different challenges.

Hopefully Hollow Knight: Silk Song will be released next year.
Also the soundtrack of both is amazing.
Here a free sample:

I agree in 100%, it's a fabulous game with great soundtrack and I look forward to Silksong too. Since we're at metroidvania games, Blasphemous was pleasantly disturbing, and after trying out a demo of Last Faith I have high hopes for this one as well.

Pixelart Bloodborne vibe dressed in a metroidvania package? Can't go wrong with that!

 
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Just wrapped up the Phoenix Wright Trilogy and that’s a 9/10

Finished the main part of Pokémon Snap
8.5/10

Currently playing Paper Mario Origami King so far it’s ok, I wish it had a more traditional Paper RPG battle system 7/10

Also playing Megaman ZX Collection and I’m almost done with the first one. 8/10
Game is pretty hard at times.
 

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