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Tiny and Big Grandpa's Leftovers image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.blackpants.de/project-tiny-big/ [ 1 ] was http://tinyandbig.com/

Laser things, move things, push things and find your way through semi-puzzle stuff.

With an art style (and opening sequences) reminiscent of Borderlands - (2009 game) and gameplay reminiscent of Okami - (2006 game), this game has a very strong initial impression on me.

Not open-world, and definitely "on rails", but it does give a lot of power to the user as to how to fart around to progress.

While overall good, the controls are wonky and cliffs are obnoxious. There should be no falling off mechanic and the game should instead dangle the player for a moment and never let them fall.

  • Properly titled Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers

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A freemium Minecraft clone with a number of improved features.

It's prettier but has a lot of pop-in. The two block-high jump and sliding movement are unsettling. It's nice to have a list of all crafting patterns, and searching is nice. Crafting is very nice with its previews.

Overall I'd say this is a good game and an appropriate drop-in replacement for people who like Minecraft.

  • 2021-05-28 -- The website has been dead for a while.

    • 2021-02-08 was the date of the last archive.

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Shoot stuff and things.

I played the open beta. I found it fun, but not worth money. When I was given it for free a while later, I didn't find it all that great.

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A roguelike game with a tactical side to it.

I like it, but only played a little of it as this sort of game doesn't seem to grab me any more. Definitely recommended for fans of this style of game. Don't be put off by its graphics. Like a good book, the pictures are in your head.

Gratuitous Space Battles logo

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A tower defence game with space ships.

Highly customizable and extremely fun, but with poor replayability. Worth a bit of coin if you're a fan of tower defence games.

I didn't take notes from back then. All I have are some saved fleets. Some of the game gets extremely hard, especially with technology restrictions. I fucking hate having those restrictions. This was a big downer to playing all the way through.

Bonus points for the author throwing away all sense of storyline. Fuck all that shit, I just want gameplay. I'm not joking.

I never tried its expansion Parasites.


Entertainment > Games > Borderlands - (2009 game) >

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If you have Borderlands 2, stick with it until you've played through it, through its true vault hunter mode and through every. single. DLC. There are a lot.

Then buy this, but only if you're a serious fan of Borderlands 2.

If you are new to the series and new to Borderlands 2, go buy and play Borderlands 2! It's great. This is just more of that, but with added obnoxiousness.

  • Properly titled Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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Heroes of the Storm logo

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Like all the other "safe" games Blizzard has been creating lately, Heroes of the Storm is an accessible MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game. Pretty, plays well, and reasonably fun.

I play a bunch of it, and like it. I don't PvP. The versus AI started out being really boring but improved a lot over time.

  • aka HOTS

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Entertainment > Games >

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https://diablo3.blizzard.com/en-us/ [ 1 ] was https://us.diablo3.com/en/ [ 2 ] was https://www.blizzard.com/en-us/games/d3/
https://diablo3.blizzard.com/en-us/ [ 3 ] was https://us.diablo3.com/en/

A fixed-angle-view roguelike.

My general conclusion is that it's a good game, but doesn't have enough variety of abilities.

Path of Exile - (2013 game) is better in terms of difficulty, complexity and player-immersion. In fact, Diablo 3 has been copying features straight from Path of Exile. Doing things badly, but, still, obviously copying.

  • Properly titled Diablo III

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