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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Game Completion 2020 #35 – Seed of Evil (Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden DLC)

  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: The Bearded Ladies
  • Publisher: Funcom

More of the same with a few gameplay twists. Nice to see it gives the stalkers a far happier ending than the base game. Enjoyed the DLC a lot!

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Game Completion 2020 #34 – Liberated

  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: Atomic Wolf
  • Publisher: L.INC, Walkabout

Liberated is a stylistic comic book adventure about a fascist state vs. its people, but fails with lacklustre mechanics and a failure to say anything with its most interesting story elements.

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Game Completion 2020 #33 – Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: The Bearded Ladies
  • Publisher: Funcom

Enjoyed this mix of turn-based strategy and stealth a whole lot. I wish it gave you access to more of your new abilities at once like XCOM 2 does, as I found it a little restrictive in comparison.

Have just started its DLC…

I spoke about Mutant Year Zero in more depth on the N-Focus podcast.

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Game Completion 2020 #32 – GRID Autosport

  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: Codemasters
  • Publisher: Codemasters

A terrific port of a terrific racing game. I talked about it on episodes 106 and 107 of the Switch Focus/N-Focus podcast.

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Game Completion 2020 #31 – Call of Duty: WWII

  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Sledgehammer Games
  • Publisher: Activision

Mechanically enjoyable WWII game that doesn’t really say anything. As a window into how the US sees itself versus how it’s largely acting today is… interesting.

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Game Completion 2020 #30 – Rainbow Six Vegas

  • Platform: PC
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
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Game Completion 2020 #29 – Lydia

  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: Platonic Partnership Ltd
  • Publisher: Platonic Partnership Ltd

Interesting little story I’ll talk about on episode 115 of the N-Focus podcast.

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Game Completion 2020 #28 – Devil May Cry 3

  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

This is more like it! I spoke about it at length on episode 114 of the N-Focus podcast.

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