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Gratuitous Space Battles 2 logo

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/344840/
http://www.gratuitousspacebattles2.com/

A tower defence game with space ships.

I didn't play a whole lot of this, because the novelty wore off with the first one. However, it looks like this is more of the same: Highly customizable and extremely fun, but with poor replayability. Worth a bit of coin if you're a fan of tower defence games.

I was able to utterly blow away the first two practice missions. It does look like it gets a lot harder. I think maybe this isn't really for me right now or perhaps isn't my thing any more. I think I would like this game a moderate amount if I spent more time with it.

Playing a few hours in, the UI is really annoying. That alone makes this game extraordinarily hard. I hate having to fight the game itself to figure all my shit out. I'm giving this a pass.

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



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http://forays.github.io/
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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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(on Wikipedia)
https://web.archive.org/web/20191211122834/http://www.positech.co.uk/gratuitousspacebattles/

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.

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(on Wikipedia)
on ninjakiwi.com (Flash)
on steam (Steam)

Balloons threaten monkeys, and you coordinate their defence.

I'm big on tower defence games, and this is a very good one.

The flash version is liked. The Steam version is disliked. Maybe the more adult multiplay on the Steam version would make it worth some money, but not at its price.



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(on Wikipedia)
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/

Yet another MMO, but Japanese and built on a huge franchise and the smouldering remains of an abysmal failure.

This plays just like any old console game, even when I was using the keyboard. It's painful. I don't know.. it just doesn't do it for me.

  • Properly named Final Fantasy XIV
  • Technically I'm looking at Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • aka ファイナルファンタジーXIV: 新生エオルゼア
  • aka Fainaru Fantajī Fōtīn: Shinsei Eoruzea

    • Apparently that's not a joke.



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(on Wikipedia)
wildstar-online.com

A space-western-esque MMORPG whose most interesting elements are movement in combat and a light/comedic tone. Oh, and player housing for the girls.

Meh. Just meh. I gave this a good shot, but the gameplay and interface are just shit.

I got to level 10. TEN and gave up. It was quite fun until I did a dungeon. I was told to keep playing until I did one, and .. well.. it failed miserably.



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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/

A great MMORPG with spectacular mechanics but no endgame.

I had a lot of fun with it way back when, but my most recent visit had me wandering around in circles for an inexcusable length of time. An utter failure. Still highly recommended.



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Tales from the Borderlands

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https://www.telltale.com/category/games/tales-from-the-borderlands/

This "game" is a piece of shit. Avoid it unless you're a big fan of Borderlands. Even then, you should probably avoid it.



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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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Fez cover art

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(on Wikipedia)
https://steamcommunity.com/app/224760
http://fezgame.com/

I can't describe it without spoiling it's best part.

I happen to like boring 8-bit games, so the initial moments of this game are just fine for me. I stuck it out, because I knew a little bit about what was to come. Even though I saw it coming, I was really moved by the introduction to "the game proper". Holy shit.

Great game, I think.. but I just don't get it. Treasure maps make no sense. Secrets are nigh impossible. The world map is hopeless. I gave it a good shot, based on old hype, but no joy.