beththevampire

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PS4
Concrete Genie
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
8.00

Another game that is really good for mindfullness.

It was pretty, creative, and uplifting. Never too challenging (I think I died maybe once), but still enjoyable. I love that your drawings come to life, and the monsters you create are free to roam the world. There was something so basically beautiful about it that it just appealed to me.

Think I finished it in one weekend. Not much replay-ability, but a great game overall.

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PS3
Heavy Rain
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
9.00

Like nothing I had ever played before.

Fantastic.

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Switch
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
8.00

A really nice musical game that celebrated the story and music of the Kingdom Hearts series; which included additions from Disney and Final Fantasy.

I used this one a lot for my mindfulness. I could sit down, start it, play a few songs, challenge myself if I wanted to, and simply enjoy the experience.

The original Kingdom Hearts on the PS2 holds the responsibility for getting me into gaming. It was the first one I truely fell in love with and showed me what gaming could be.

This was a really nice throwback to the series as a whole.

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PS4
Final Fantasy XV
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
9.00

I just loved this. So much.

Riding in the car with the crew, hunting monsters, and saving the world. Running through the mountains on a Chocobo.

The story was okay, until the last act, and everything changed, and it shocked the hell out of me.

The gameplay worked really well, since it wasn't turn based as usual, but I think it was pretty much perfected here.

Final Fantasy has definitely not put its best day behind it if this game was any indication.

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PS4
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
9.00

One of my favourite games in the Assassin's Creed universe.

That mostly may be because I am enamoured with the Victorian era. It's always been a bit of an obsession for me, even as far as reading a hell of a lot about Jack the Ripper (The Five, is a great book for anyone interested).

So this one appealed to me from the get go. The outfits, to the setting; it was just marvellous.

Some of the side quests were annoying and repetitive, but otherwise it was great fun taking over all the different boroughs. Evie is bad ass and I love her. A little pop vinyl of her sits on my desk.

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PS4
Borderlands 3
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
8.00

Nowhere near as good as Borderlands 2, but still pretty good.

This is one of those games where you can just sit and get yourself lost in it. The looting is always so satisfying. And there is so much to keep you busy.

Now open to other worlds, I felt there was so much potential, and while it mostly lived up to it, the main story was a bit of a disappointment. Although, you really can't do better than Handsome Jack.

Also, I'm a HUGE Tiny Tina fan, and I don't like that she is all aged up. She didn't seen crazy enough. But that's just my little bug bear.

I always go Siren, because they are just cool as hell. Good to see the whole cast of characters (although Dr Zedd was suspiciously missing....). It was like meeting old friends again.

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PS4
Little Nightmares
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
8.00

Scary, disturbing, and oddly adorable.

Little Nightmares is like nothing I had played before, and it manages to be so many different things at once. It was a tad short, but then again, I'm sure the end was met without the gameplay becoming too repedative.

The characters and settings were so unique, it was almost like walking around in a Tim Burton-esque world. And some of those boss battles were terrifying.

Great little sleeper hit.

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PS4
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
7.00

Not as good at the game before it.

I like Chloe, don't get me wrong, but she needed a Max to level her out a bit. And ultimately, you knew how the game was going to end, so while this gave some backstory and fleshed out Chloe's character a bit more, ultimately you could not change the ending.

The story was still good, and this as well as the graphics saved it, really. But it was always going to be hard to beat Life Is Strange, which was just so fantastic.

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PS4
Life is Strange
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
9.00

I love a good story, and this game had it in spades.

It was heartfelt, heat breaking, and full of hope. Mix in superpowers, and you have yourself a game that crossed a lot of boundaries.

There were high stakes, there was risk, abandonment, and forgiveness.

No wonder this spawned many sequels.

I also loved the graphics and thought they suited the game. The soundtrack was also on point for this type of game. Loved every moment of my playthrough.

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PS4
Until Dawn
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
8.00

Really good interactive novel horror game. The acting was on point, the scares were there, and I really, really, didn't want anyone to die. I felt there were actual stakes for the characters.

And just when you think it's a horror slasher flick, they introduce the monsters.

Loved it so much, I played it through to get the other endings.

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PS4
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
6.00

Wasn't feeling this one as much as others in the series. I know some who swear by this game, and it's one of their favourites. Perhaps it's the time in history I didn't like, or the battles themselves.

It's very pretty, don't get me wrong, and the story was compelling in some respects, although slow moving.

It didn't grab me like others in the series had before (and would again), so a bit of a miss for me.

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PS4
Detroit: Become Human
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
7.50

Not necessarily my favourite game in this 'interactive novel' style. Much prefer Until Dawn or Heavy Rain.

This was more a philosophical idea, of what it means to be human. It was picture perfect, and it did have a really compelling story, but once I had finished, I was pretty much done.

I love story heavy games. There needs to be more of them. This one was just missing something.

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PS4
Assassin's Creed Origins
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
8.50

The Assassin's Creed games I like the most are same as periods of history I love as well.

Therefore, this one was awesome.

Who doesn't want to treasure hunt inside of a pyramid?

The story was a bit blegh, and so was the protagonist (whose name I can't even remember now). But there are collectables, and treasure, and ancient mysteries. So, it's not all bad.

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PS4
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
9.50

Game of a generation.

I first played on PS3 back when it came out and was blown away. So I'm glad I got a second go on the PS4.

Said I was going to be different character than my sneaky archer with flame magic....but I ended up doing the same thing again. And I still massively enjoyed it.

There was so much to do, so much to see, so many side quests. I love side quests.

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PS4
What Remains of Edith Finch
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
8.00

The story in this one was stellar, and the setting was super cool. I loved that house and exploring all the secrets.

My only issue was that it was very short. Maybe that was the point, but I found I was only just immersing myself into the world and the story before it was over. And not much replay-ability either.

But the story and storyboards were brilliant.

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PS4
Marvel's Spider-Man
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
9.00

Awesome game.

Some of the side quests are a bit too repetitive, but the overall story was fan-fucking-tastic.

The version of New York was so beautiful, and the gameplay was so super smooth. A few surprises along the way which kept up the tension.

And it was super easy to platinum.

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PS4
Batman: Arkham Knight
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
9.50

All of the Batman games are stellar.

A great end to the trilogy, set in a much larger Gotham. There were so many different things to do and I loved the additional side quests.

I love Batman villains, Harley being my fav (I'm actually a bit of a fanatic), and you get so much variety here. I wish they delved into the Jason Todd stuff a bit more, because that storyline is fire.

Still, this, and Arkham Asylum, are among some of my favourite games of all time. I wish there were more.

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PS4
Fallout 4
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
8.00

Not as good as Fallout 3.

And all of these damn settlements need to learn to help themselves!

Exploring vaults is always fun and the history of the world is just great. I had a great time with this game, even though the story wasn't as compelling this time around.

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PS4
Control
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
10.00

This game is brilliant.

I loved everything about this. The gameplay, the story, the whole idea of the organisation. Jessie is a great protagonist.

It was strange, mad, and completely compelling.

A must play.

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PS4
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
7.50

I essentially just played this so I would be prepared for RE8.

It offered up some spooky moments, and I liked the setting. Gameplay was a it wonky at times, and the story didn't really do anything for me.

But if you're going to play RE8, play this first. 8 is the bomb.

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PS5
Resident Evil Village
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
9.50

Finished it not just once. But three times.

Quickest time was 2 hours 53 minutes.

I really really really enjoyed this. Lady Dimitrescu is the bomb. The castle section was my favourite by far. That could have been the whole game and I would have been happy.

The story is a bit muddled by this point. So it is what it is. But I loved the setting, the graphics, the gameplay.

I enjoyed every single second of all my playthroughs.

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PS5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
9.00

This. Game. Was. Massive.

But it was beautiful. The setting was fantastic, Eivor was great, there was an even amount of fighting, exploring, and secrets.

It was addictive, and really saw the completionist side of me completely sated. Although I hope I never have to do those cains mysteries again!

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Switch
Immortals: Fenyx Rising
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
9.00

Didn't know what to think going in, but this was massively enjoyable. Voice acting was great, the puzzles and exploration were fantastic. I became a bit OP by the end, but it was a great journey.

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PS4
Persona 5 Royal
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
10.00

Persona 5 was my favourite game of all time. Royal is better.