Sup internet peoples,
As per my agreement to join in the:
I am now looking to play through a large number of games in my library, many of which I started/didn’t really play for a number of reasons (read: they didn’t grab me at the time).
Regrettably, many of these games just don’t play well without others… So I guess this is a general call for people who similarly have a backlog they want to play through, or who enjoyed a game a while back and might want to revisit it…
There isn’t a set rotation of games that I am going to play, but my goal is to hit a minimum of 30% achievement on every game in my library (I am going to start with the stuff I only started, then next year I will jump into the stuff I still haven’t played). If you are interested in playing a game from the list in online multiplayer, let me know and we can schedule a thing.
Otherwise, I will keep a log of what I have played and you can know my opinions.
Honestly, I am looking forward to the experience of playing even the most terrible games from this list, just so I can know more about elements I like or don’t like from games.
The multiplayer games I am going to be playing are as follows:
Games I am looking forward to: AKA Stuff I didn’t give a fair chance to
Warhammer: End Times-Vermintide
Shadowrun Chronicles- Boston Lockdown
Payday: The heist
Sacred Citadel (I can always play more shameless clones of castle crashers)
Human: Fall flat
Dead Island Riptide
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
Games I am unsure about: AKA Stuff that may or may not get better
Age of Mythology: Extended Edition
Visceral Cleanup Detail (+DLC’s)
The Red Solstice
Primal Carnage: Extinction
Move or Die (I understand that some really like this game)
Guns of Icarus Online
Endless Space/Legend (Just… One… More… Turn…)
Games I can’t believe I am asking people to play with me: AKA Stuff I stopped playing for a pretty good reason
Warhammer 40,000 Eternal Crusade (I will only be playing the survival mode)
Lost Planet 3 (Although I am sorta excited to finish the story, I am not particularly interested in the multiplayer)
Sacred 3 (I’m sorry…)
Battleborn (although I like battleborn, I understand that I would be asking folks to walk away from Overwatch)
Alien Breed: Impact
So yeah, that’s my lot. Hope this can be entertaining to some degree!
OH! And anyone who can offer advice on how to navigate the horrifying interface for games like Crusader Kings and Total war would be just FANTASTIC!!!
Update form Sept 2019
I am hiding my thoughts here, cause not much progress has been made in 1 year. I am listing the games that I made my achievement of 30% completion on, as well as my thoughts on the experience.
Things I played to roughly 30%:
- Killing Floor: JEEEEZUS, it was fun at first but quickly got SOOOOOOOOOOOoooooOOOOOO repetitive. Progress is slow, the enemy AI doesn’t feel dynamic enough to keep things interesting and the map layout is really only interesting the 1st time you play it. Also, the ‘difficulty’ in this game seems directly tied to the sheer number of enemies thrown at you… I played my typical support role and quickly just started to burn out, the way you advance the classes feels odd, especially since it takes so freaking long. All in all, 3/10… If you are just going to play 1 map then stop more like 7.9/10, but prolonged exposure (like the zombie virus) leads to death inside.
- Sanctum 2: The DLC is MADNESS. I liked the core story, good ramping, the game itself kept things interesting with map design and enemy types. Final map was intense. My only concern is this one was another grind-a-bit. 2 maps in particular just DIDN’T WANT ME TO FINISH THEM. Probably just cause I am bad at games. However, the DLC really shone until I got to another level that I was too bored to finish. 8/10. If you can get over a particularly ineffective method of conveying plot details (the 1st bit of the game seemed like it was setting up to give you story details through secrets and bits of scripted dialogue, but whenever it did this again it seemed more like Easter eggs, or obvious details than any real revelation) the game has moments that are really fun.
- Sacred Citadel: Castle Crashers +/-. Things it does better than castle crashers: Variety of characters is very up front about what makes each character different. NO CHARACTER looks like an enemy, so you never get confused who you are. COSMETIC ARMOR (not totally cosmetic, but close enough)! Ability upgrades to match weapon upgrades. Things it does worse than castle crashers: Bosses are a bit disappointing, enemy variety is near nonexistent, and the game itself is fairly short. Little to no replay value. Things it does just like castle crashers: COUCH CO-OP! The humor is either going to be something you enjoy, or you will find it to be a weirdly jarring tonal shift from the fantasy RPG thing going on. Much like castle crashers some of the jokes just miss the mark wildly for me. 7/10. If you were dying from not having something like castle crashers to play and didn’t want to start castle crashers from scratch, this would probably do it.