Games I Did Research On

I surfed the wikis for these games, read manuals and/or watched playthroughs, just to know about them without playing them myself. Second-hand experiences for the win.

Game Release Date GameSpot Score Gelugon_baat's Score

Action Henk

This is a speed-runner game with surprisingly good momentum scripting, but also hideously ugly character models.

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Ai Cho Aniki

This is just bizarre and sweaty.

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Batman: Arkham City

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Batman: Arkham Knight

Unbelievable and unacceptable end to the narrative of the series.

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Batman: Arkham Origins

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Batman: Arkham VR

This was surprisingly better than I expected. Also, this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcDoWxd6HKc

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Batman: The Telltale Series

This Telltale line goes downhill after the promising first episode.

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

I am glad that I did not bother to play this game. According to players who played the game, once you look past the pretty exterior, you would realize that it does a lot of things half-assedly.

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Blood of the Werewolf

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Bomberman Hero

After Super Mario 64 in 1996, this game just feels like a me-too.

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Bomberman World

So many good ideas, such bad execution and missed opportunities. Yup, it's a Hudson game alright.

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Condemned 2: Bloodshot

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Condemned: Criminal Origins

It would have been great for its time.

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Deadly Premonition

Oh grud, this game. So much jank in its gameplay, and sometimes outrageously bonkers pacing in its narrative. No wonder some people remember this game all too well.

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Deadpool

With such run-of-the-mill gameplay, it's just easier to watch somebody else play the game.

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Dishonored

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Dragon Quest

Man, this series sure has come far. From a Ultima knock-off to something that is certainly not Richard Garriott's work anymore.

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Dragon's Crown

For a game that has so much lavish and silly artwork, it resorts to a lot of palette swapping.

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Final Fantasy XV

So much of the story-telling is cross-media bullshit. The gameplay seems okay though, with the exception of magic, which is underwhelming.

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Fire Emblem

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Fire Emblem Gaiden

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Fire Emblem Warriors

Did Sacred Stones' story better than Sacred Stones itself.

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Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Finally the series gets a custom-crafting mechanic in this one.

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Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

This is like a step-down from the previous game. There is a lot of tacked-on story bits and the Hard mode has some lazy designs.

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

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Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

This has the laziest story-telling in the series.

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Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

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Gods Will Be Watching

What a mess of RNGs.

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Gravity Rush

So much potential wasted by awkward controls and uncohesive story-telling.

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Gravity Rush 2

Although it addresses the control isues, it retains so many problems with the first game, like scenarios with banal gameplay. It has a damn good finale though.

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Halo 3

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Halo 4

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Karateka (2012)

This game has a peculiar way of implementing difficulty settings.

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Katamari Damacy

Dysfunctional parenting at its silliest.

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Kirby Super Star

This is a great example of where non-equal capabilities between the two co-op players can actually lead to an incredibly great time. It's certainly very, very far from Sonic 2.

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Mario Golf: World Tour

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Mario Party 5

Any of the other games are better than the boards in this Mario Party. The boards are terribly unpredictable.

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Mega Man Legends

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Mega Man X4

Terrible anime cutscenes and voice-acting, and a forgettable story.

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NeverDead

Good idea, poor execution. Yup, it's a Konami-published and Rebellion-developed game alright.

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PaRappa the Rapper

You are better watching someone else's perfect play of this game than playing this game yourself.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

I can see why people like this game. The writing is brilliant, and so is the localization too, surprisingly.

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Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver Version

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Pokemon Red / Blue / Yellow / Green Version

The Gen 1 games have so, so many variable overrun exploits.

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Pokemon Stadium

It seems like a prototype of a Pokemon game for a platform other than the handhelds, which is then cobbled together and rushed to market.

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Pokemon Stadium

Oh, sure, the critters are cute - but you know what they are really meant for.

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Pokemon Sun / Moon

Great characters, except perhaps three of them.

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Prototype 2

Token black main character and an already unlikable former protagonist turned an even more unlikable villain. What the hell.

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RAGE

Glad I did not bother with this game. It would have bored me.

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Raven's Cry

Compared to the Risen series, this is really a piece of shit.

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Rayman Legends

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Rayman Origins

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ReCore

Everything about this game is sub-par.

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Resident Evil: Revelations

Really do not like the new characters. They either have really bad fashion sense, or are hackneyed archetypes.

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Yes to Barry being relevant again.

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Risen 3: Titan Lords

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Risk of Rain

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Rollers of the Realm

Great idea, less-than-great execution.

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Severed

It's a game with surprisingly great touch controls, coupled with risk management. The story bits can seem a bit unsatisfactory though.

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

One of the best investigation-oriented games which I have seen.

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Sniper Elite III

Nazis are over-used, but sniping specific body parts off them - or shooting at their grenades - is so amusingly silly.

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Styx: Master of Shadows

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Super Mario 64

For a game of its age, it was particularly revolutionary. Its controls don't age well though.

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Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation

This is a surprisingly good game, and hella long too. Fire Emblem without permadeath, but with mecha - whoo.

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Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2

What a loooong but entertaining mecha space opera.

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The Evil Within

"It's all just a dream." An awful horrible dream.

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The Last Tinker: City of Colors

It seems pretty decent for a Unity-made game - there is jank and bad control designs though.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

After learning about this game, I learned that Binding of Isaac actually copied a lot of shit from this game.

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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series

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The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series

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The Wolf Among Us

There is a smoking pig in this game. Why the hell not?

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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Really, really unpolished compared to the later ones, and a remastering did not help it much either.

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VVVVVV

Only for the stubbornly determined.

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Valkyria Chronicles II

I still have no idea why Sega thinks that relegating this game to a handheld platform is a good idea.

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WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!

Who knew that linking crap-loads of very short mini-games together in rapid succession could be so entertaining?

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Watch Dogs

Good thing that Ubisoft was already on my blacklist, or this disappointing game would have been even more of a waste of time to know about.

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Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

What a convoluted plot.

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