Nightowljrm 72 Member · Posted October 22, 2019 Share Posted October 22, 2019 Celebrate your victory! What games have you completed recently? I've been on a roll recently that I'm pretty proud of. There's two games I've completed recently that I have a lot to say about: Code Vein - Completed October 18, 2019 A lot of people just summarize Code Vein as "anime vampire Dark Souls", but it's a lot more than that. Without getting into too much detail, unlike Dark Souls where your class is generally decided by how you allocate your skill points, in Code Vein you unlock multiple classes as you go (some based off what decision you make, requiring at least two playthroughs for all the classes). Each class has certain skills associated with them and when you use them enough, you can "inherit" them and use those skills on other classes. Eventually, you can mix and match your classes extensively to create your own build. There's a lot of freedom in how you want to build your character gameplay-wise, and aesthetically. I spent an hour and a half on the character creator alone. It's easier than other Soulsborne games, but still provides a healthy challenge. The story is a bit silly - but so are a lot of anime stories - and it falls into a few tropes, but the music and voice acting help elevate it past those faults. It's one of my favorite games released this year. I got the platinum in 73 hours. The only downside is some technical problems - I had 7 crashes and a lot of texture pop-in in cutscenes as well as bad framerates between major areas (where you can tell the hallway was designed to hide the fact the game was loading the next area). Owlboy - Completed October 21, 2019 I bought this game back when the physical copy came out, but I only just got around to playing it. Funny enough, everyone thought I had already played it due to my username. It had a lot of hype so I was eager to start playing it. When I started playing, my first impressions were overwhelmingly positive - great music, beautiful pixel art, and I was attached to Otus, the main character, instantly. The gameplay is unique in that you fly around in a 2D space carrying a companion, and your companion is typically the main one who attacks. I wouldn't call it "innovative", but it's different enough. I started out having a blast. However, as I neared the end of the 10-hour game, some issues were cropping up fairly regularly. The level design was only so-so and the claustrophobic nature of some of the dungeons didn't play into the fact that you can fly terribly well. I also had three crashes, one of which corrupted a save (thank God for PSN save backups), and I also had a major glitch where I broke out of bounds and could fly freely around the Owl Temple. (There were several minor glitches as well). The level design missteps and the bugs hampered my experience, but I still had a fun time with it. I was shocked I didn't hear anything about these issues before playing it. TL;DR: Platinumed Code Vein, Owlboy, and had a major glitch in Owlboy. Code Vein is a fun, fresh take on the Soulsborne formula, Owlboy is fun but not as great as it's hyped up to be, and can be very glitchy. OwlBoyOOBGlitch.mp4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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