Game Completion 2020 #45 – Deadlight

  • Platform: PC
  • Developer: Tequila Works
  • Publisher: Microsoft Games Studios

Another replay! Deadlight’s trashy story (with a messy theme that contradicts itself at every turn) doesn’t derail a solid and atmospheric cinematic platformer.

Yes, I am still on this zombie kick. No, I don’t know when it’ll end either.

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Game Completion 2020 #44 – The Stanley Parable

  • Platform: PC
  • Developer: Galactic Cafe
  • Publisher: Galactic Cafe

Well, shit…

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Game Completion 2020 #43 – Thomas Was Alone

  • Platform: PC
  • Developer: Mike Bithell
  • Publisher: Mike Bithell/Curve/Bossa Studios

A revisit of a game I love. I reviewed the Vita version many years ago.

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Game Completion 2020 #42 – GRIS

  • Platform: PC
  • Developer: Nomad Studios
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital

Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS. Play GRIS.

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Game Completion 2020 #41 – The Walking Dead: The Final Season

  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Telltale Games and Skybound
  • Publisher: Telltale Games and Skybound

I’m on a bit of a zombie kick at the mo, so finally got around to finishing a series I love a lot, but had dropped off because of Telltale’s problems.

A bittersweet finale that neither ended how I thought, nor how I wanted. I’ll leave you to interpret that however you like.

Waiting for the Definitive Series to hit Steam so I can do a full series playthrough.

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Game Completion 2020 #40 – The Last of Us Part II

  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

It’s a little uneven and suffers from severe pacing problems, but it’s a decent continuation and natural progression from how the first game ended and I enjoyed it a lot overall.

I don’t agree with others that the message is ‘violence is bad so here’s violence’, but more how we reconcile how those that protect us growing up aren’t the heroes we build them up to be. It’s also a commentary on the cyclical nature and futility of revenge – its costs, and how we should allow ourselves to let it go, lest it consume us.

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Game Completion 2020 #39 – Carrion

  • Platform: PC (Game Pass)
  • Developer: Phobia Game Studio
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital

A terrific concept well executed. A few minor issues marred the experience, mainly some lack of finesse with the controls (in spite of lovely traversal) and a story that didn’t really go anywhere (I may have missed some optional stuff).

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Game Completion 2020 #38 – Catherine: Full Body

  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: Atlus
  • Publisher: Atlus

A typical Atlus plot of absorbing mystery and wonder, seeing a character deal with complex situations through an otherworld. Experience marred slightly by a handful of problematic YIKES moments, one immediately corrected in the plot, the other not so much.

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Game Completion 2020 #37 – Behold the Kickmen

  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: Size Five Games
  • Publisher: Size Five Games

While others ask ‘are games art?’, the developer of Behold the Kickmen asked ‘can games be jokes?’. The answer is obviously yes, but joke games usually outstay their welcomes once the joke is made. Behold the Kickmen, a game in which the entire premise is its creator’s disdain for football, circumvents that by being built on solid mechanics first.

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Game Completion 2020 #36 – Final Fantasy VII Remake

  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix

A great reimagining of one of my favourite games of all time.

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