Requit's Running Rant

RequitRequit That one guySomewhere over there, I don't know
edited February 2013 in Backlog of Shame
I see no reason not to play with this. I recently purchased my first Windows computer in years and can finally play all the games I've added to my Steam library over that time, most of them from the Humble Bundle. Now instead of jumping around and playing all the random games I have, I now have a purpose! They are, as follows:
Amnesia
The Basement Collection
Bastion
-The Binding of Issac
-Braid
-Cave Story+
-Closure
-Company of Heros and expansions
-Company of Heros 2
-Darksiders
-Darksiders 2
-Dungeon Defenders
-FTL
-Legend of Grimrock
-Limbo
-Lone Survivor
-Metro 2033
-Offspring Fling
-Portal 2
-Psychonaughts
-Red Faction
-Saints Row 2
-Saints Row 3
-Shank 2
-Snapshot
-Super Meat Boy
-Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery
-Team Fortress 2
-Titan Quest
-Tribes Ascend
-Warhammer 40,000.
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  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    Good show!
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    edited January 2013
    While Amnesia's built on a great engine, the game itself is not that great.

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    You see better here than you ever do in the game.

    I keep waiting to get scared, but the camera shaking randomly and an echoy roar every now and then simply isn't cutting it. Any moster you do see is just waddles away. It's like being a banana in a shark tank. And no matter what you do, you can't catch up with the buggers. You sprint after them and by the time your slow ass gets there they've hobbled away. And those water monsters I keep hearing about? You can't see them. In my mind, being hit by something you can't see isn't scary, it's irritating.

    The audio's annoying too. Whenever you get to a dark place (and there's a ton of those) the only thing you can hear is the sound of someone sliding jello through their dentures. If I wanted to have that sound molest my eardrum, I'd visit my grandparents more.



    This is what I've had to listen to for the past hour.

    In fact, the only reason to use any of the lamp oil or tinderboxes is to avoid hearing that sound. When your sanity gets too low, you pass out. Only to get up a second later, mentally healed and ready to go. Hopefully it gets better.
    timuchan
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    Alright. So after screwing around for a bit yesterday, I found out the best way to sneak past the monsters in that game is to run up and hug them. After they maul you 2-3 times and you restart, they vanish from the area. I also tried playing without sound. It actually made the game scarier, because I didn't have those auditory cues that something's following me. I'm currently at the part where I wreck the elevator and climb from its rubble.
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    edited January 2013
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    And thusly armed, I begin my assault upon Alexander.

    It's time to eat Falafel and kick ass.
    primesuspecttimuchan
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    I close the game with the following image:
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    Amnesia. My first game of this challenge.

    Pros: The engine was great. Excellent physics, and throwing stuff around was a blast.
    The graphics were great. They really worked with the story, the lighting worked like a charm.
    The story, while incredibly slow and boring at first, picked up at the end (around Agrippa's introduction) and actually became pretty interesting.

    Cons: The background music was dull and listless. The atmospheric sounds weren't any better. The music also had an annoying habit of announcing whenever a monster was near, making it far too easy to avoid them.
    The monsters were very slow and easy to outrun, except for Beast Monster, or BM for short. Their vision was incredibly limited. And if you carried a dresser drawer around with you, they wouldn't even give chase to you. I literally beat one of them over the head with the drawer and it just hobbled away. The moment I dropped the drawer, though, it gave chase. That leads me to believe it was a debugging thing they forgot to take out in the final release.

    Overall, I wouldn't recommended the game. I would, however, be very interested in another game built on the same engine, just not by the same people. Apparently, that's what the sequel is supposedly promising, judging from the 10 minutes of research I did on the topic.

    On to my second item, The Basement Collection.
    primesuspecttimuchan
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    edited February 2013
    It took far longer to beat this than it should have.

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    And we have The Basement Collection completed.

    See, I have no idea what constitutes as "beating" this game, so I settled for unlocking everything.

    I can remember playing most of these when they hit newgrounds years ago. Meatboy sucked just as much as it did then, Aether was just as simple. Time Fcuk was fun, even if it tried far too hard to be deep. Spewer was entertaining, and Triachnid wasn't. Grey Matter and AVGN (?) were a good time killer. The comics and extra images ranged from being funny to downright creepy.

    Off I go to Bastion!
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    primesuspecttimuchan
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    edited February 2013
    Holy freaking crap. 15 minutes in and I'm loving every second. Beautiful animation, the music's brilliant, and that guy doing the voiceover sounds better than I could ever hope to be. It sounds like he crawled out of his mother's womb coated in ash with a cigar sticking out of his tiny babyfist and he hasn't stopped smoking since. I'm going to enjoy this.

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    Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has nothing on the hues in this game.
    RahnalH102Tushontimuchan
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    edited February 2013
    Another game down. Before my rating, I'd like to show my journey through images. Spoilers inbound!

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    That is a lot of empty map.

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    Can I just take a moment to say that this is a great game mechanic? It dynamically allows the user to change difficulty at will, and rewards them for doing so!

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    Tell me your secrets, dirt.

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    Another survivor!

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    One big, happy and somewhat dysfunctional family.

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    This is the best loadout in the game, bar none.




    Wow. Just wow. This game is amazing, is what it is. It sucked me into the story, the gameplay was fluid, the colors were vibrant... There were so many little things that were added to just make this game great. The weapons customization was perfect. The constant narration made it feel like you were playing a book, and the guy's voice... I could listen to it all day. The levels were different enough that the constant "go get this so you can go get more of this" didn't become monotamous. The difficulty scaled well, and you could increase the challenge (and rewards) whenever you wanted. The music and narration sent chills down my spine on three separate occasions. And that ending actually caused my hardened heart to stir, if only for a moment. This game, man. 10/10. I'm playing it again, and soon.

    Off to The Binding of Issac. I played the demo a while ago and didn't quite care for it, so I'm approaching this one with apprehension.
    primesuspectRahnalH102BobbyDigi
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    Alright. The Binding of Issac is harder than I thought it'd be. I've been playing for about an hour a day, and I only just got to the depths. Hopefully I'll get good enough to even get to the final boss soon, the game's getting boring.
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)>
    All you people playing Bastion is making me want to play it again.

    When you get to SR2, if you need a co-op partner, let me know. I freaking love that game, but my characters are all on the 360.
    timuchan
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related
    Hopefully I'll get good enough to even get to the final boss soon.
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
    Requit
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    edited February 2013
    All you people playing Bastion is making me want to play it again.

    When you get to SR2, if you need a co-op partner, let me know. I freaking love that game, but my characters are all on the 360.
    Can do.

    Still nowhere near beating The Binding of Issac, and it's really grating on me. I love games of skill, and I have no problem with games including a chance element.

    But when you're completely dependent on luck to get to the new area, all the fun gets sucked out.
    midga
  • PacifistoPacifisto Turnip Extraordinaire Michigan
    edited February 2013
    That's one of the neat things about Binding of Isaac. I watched someone play it a while back, which helped, but it's a game where you can feel yourself getting better. It reminds me of Super Meat Boy in that sense because you start out barely making it anywhere, then sometimes you can make it a little ways with luck, then you're consistently getting there and with some luck get to the next area, and so on. I'm consistently getting well into the depths these days, no problem - it just took a bunch of runs. Don't give up :)

    Granted, there will always be an element of luck. But the better your skill, the less that will matter.
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    Alright. Screw Binding of Issac. I'm jaded enough that I can rewrite the meaning of victory without batting an eye.

    Got to the Depths 2 and started looking for Mom's dungeon. Found the treasure room, unlocked it. Inside was a teleporter. Picked it up and used it, and it took me to a room with a guy saying "I AM ERROR" and a bunch of pills on the floor. I pop them all and go to make use of the ladder, and it takes me to an entirely new floor.

    All I could think of was




    My review of the game? These guys have some serious mother issues.

    Technically, I got past mom so I'm counting it as a victory. Off to the next game, Braid.

    midga
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related
    Mom isn't anywhere close to the final boss. Good job giving up on the easy part.
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    Curse you, @Canti. Why can't you let me take the easy way out in peace?

    Anyway, did some research. Apparently Mom isn't the final boss like I thought, but only the fifth boss. Who knew?
    Guess it's back to Issac.
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related
    Come back when you've beaten
    YOURSELF.

    Then we'll talk
    about how there's still one more level.
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    So a friend of mine, upon hearing of this challenge, just gifted me The Witcher 1 and 2, Terraria, Gary's Mod, and RUSE.

    He's a jerk.

    As for TBOI, I've managed to get into Mom's room twice and each time have been thoroughly trounced. So that's progress, at least.
  • RahnalH102RahnalH102 the Green Devout, Veteran Monster Hunter, Creature Enthusiast New Mexico
    He gifted those to you solely because of the challenge? I'm pretty sure that counts for the "troll gifts" rule, and they don't have to count. Heck I got Mass Effect 1 & 2 for my birthday as true gifts from a friend via Steam and Prime said they didn't have to count.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA
    I mean, you can treat them either way, but none of those (besides Gary's mod maybe) are "trolly" in terms of terrible games. Witcher 1/2 are ace!
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    I'll throw them in the rotation. I'll have to play them at some point, might as well make that some point now.
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    40 hours.

    200 deaths.

    4 characters unlocked.

    Still haven't killed mom.

    I need a drink.
    primesuspectmidgaRahnalH102
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    edited March 2013
    So because I'm a glutton for punishment, but just not repetitive punishment (because that's worse or something), I've bought some games. I can neither confirm nor deny that the sole reason I bought some of them was because they started with A or not, and I really really hate Issac. Oh, oh so much. My new list, edited to reflect the games I now have left, is as follows:



    Amnesia: The Dark Descent
    Assassin's Creed II
    Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    Assassin's Creed Revelations
    Bastion
    Beat Hazard
    The Binding of Isaac
    Braid
    Cave Story+
    Closure
    Company of Heroes
    Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
    Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor
    Crayon Physics Deluxe
    Darksiders
    Darksiders II
    Dear Esther
    Dungeon Defenders
    Dynamite Jack
    FTL: Faster Than Light
    Garry's Mod
    Legend of Grimrock
    LIMBO
    Lone Survivor
    Metro 2033
    Natural Selection 2
    NightSky
    Offspring Fling!
    Portal 2
    Psychonauts
    R.U.S.E
    Red Faction: Armageddon
    Saints Row 2
    Saints Row: The Third
    Shank 2
    Snapshot
    Solar 2
    Splice
    Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
    Super Hexagon
    Super Meat Boy
    Team Fortress 2
    Terraria
    The Basement Collection
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
    Titan Quest
    Tribes: Ascend
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Game of the Year Edition

    8/53 completed.

    Anyway, due to me still exploiting loopholes, I've got games I can actually make visible progress on.

    Off to start Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
    Tushonprimesuspect
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related
    edited March 2013
    I don't honestly know how you can be so bad at Isaac. It's hard but not as hard as you're making it out to be. I think part of your problem is probably not having a great idea of what items do and what works well together and what doesn't. Always try to find the secret room on each floor and look up how to unlock items so that you have more weapons available to you. It gets easier as you unlock more things so find some of the easier things to unlock and try for them. Also I think that beating Mom's Heart is an acceptable end goal. There's a lot more after that but you have to beat that boss something like 10 times before you can unlock Sheol and fight Satan. Then you have to beat Satan a bunch of times to unlock the Cathedral and then there's still The Chest after that. The Chest is basically 2 super bosses in every single room and it's damn hard.
    I've beaten in with every character, no big deal.

    Point is, I'm pretty sure I'm the number one authority on The Binding of Isaac around here and beating Mom's Heart once is sufficient. It might seem hard but trust me, the amount of pain I'm sparing you from by calling it good at that point is immeasurable and I can promise you that moment comes when you're down to one heart and dodging shit like mad while bombs are flying all around you and enemies are spawning in your face while you finally chip away the last bit of health that boss has it's going to feel damn good.

    Send me a message sometime when you're playing it if I'm around. I can probably give you some advice about what items to go for or pass on and some other stuff.
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    edited March 2013
    So... Assassin's Creed is... Assassony.

    First, you kill some people.
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    Then you kill some people.
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    Then you kill that person's friends.
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    And then you can push people into the water and kill them.
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    Or climb on the rooftop and kill the crossbow snipers who reload way faster than they should be physically able to.
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    primesuspect
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    edited May 2013
    My play time has been cut down for the past few weeks because I've been spending most of my free time working on a side hustle, and as a result it's taken me a lot longer to beat these games. The good news is that I have beaten Assassin's Creed II and its expansions, otherwise known as Brotherhood and Revelations. They were entertaining, but the story went off on a really awkward tangent for a while. The attempts they made at adding new mechanics to the game helped, but it still got pretty repetitive. I'll probably pick up the third one when it's on sale, but I'm not in a hurry to grab it.

    The time I've got for games is going to be slimming down even more for the next few months, so it's probably going to take me even longer to beat my next in line, Beat Hazard, a game which will require 10 hours before I can call it complete. Guess I'm going to have to start getting some decent Rock Operas so I can beat the game with 8 songs instead of 400.
    primesuspectRahnalH102Tushon
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know
    edited June 2013
    Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I are free at last!

    At the cost of 50 hours, countless tears, and at least two complete emotional breakdowns, I managed to beat Mom. Sweet merciful Zeus. Maggie + Habit + Battery = Unbeatable combo, literally. Each hit I took made it possible to heal an entire heart in one go. And Mom? She crumbled under the might of my mighty Bible. Though tears obscured my vision, I had enough of my wits about me to take a screencap of the victory so I could more fully appreciate it later. Imagine my surprise when I cleared my eyes and opened up the file to see this:
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    You win this round, @Canti...

    Anyway, Mom's dead and I never have to open Isaac again. It's been a good day.
    primesuspectCantiBobbyDigi
  • PacifistoPacifisto Turnip Extraordinaire Michigan
    Wrath of the Lamb? I think that means you're, like, a quarter of the way to the final final FINAL boss.

    (Nice work. Be proud, move on.)
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