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http://store.steampowered.com/app/314230/
https://elliptic-games.com/

A space simulator fps thingy.

While it looked quite good at a glance, when actually trying it it fell flat. When a game cannot lean on cutting-edge technology, it has to have solid gameplay. It didn't feel good at all to me. I guess No Man's Sky spoiled me.

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Snipes screenshot

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(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/Davidebyzero/Snipes

A multiplayer, text, third-person shooter originally made for DOS, but I know it from Novell Netware.

I had a hell of a lot of fun with it. Perhaps it's nostalgia which makes me stay so fond of it, but I think the fundamental gameplay still holds up today. I could easily imagine a great updated version of this but I have and still do see this same gameplay in all sorts of other top-down games.

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I'm not sure how to describe this game. It's an oldschool oldschool point-and-click game.

I think I would have liked this back in the day, but these days I find a bunch of the mechanics and gameplay too frustrating to deal with.

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This got posted here instead of mobygames because they own comments after they are posted. No thanks, I write for me or for free.

Okami is a PS/2 game.  It's an action/adventure type game, with an expansive world to explore, a huge set of skills, a lot of things to do .. and is just generally fun.



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TODO - absorb old notes from here into the guide

Disgaea cover photo

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380520/
http://www.atlus.com/dis/
http://disgaea.us/

A tactics game so good it's worth buying a PlayStation 2 for.

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  1. Disgaea - Hour of Darkness - (2003 game)
  2. Disgaea 2 - Cursed Memories - (2006 game)



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Disgaea 2 - Cursed Memories - (2006 game) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1071784/
http://disgaea.us/d2/

Well, it's got a sellout anime feeling to it. The graphics and sound are more cartoonish. A number of the annoyances of the first game have been hammered out, but there is a "toy" quality to the game which replaces the original gritty feeling of the original game.

  • properly titled Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories

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  1. Disgaea - Hour of Darkness - (2003 game)
  2. Disgaea 2 - Cursed Memories - (2006 game)



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