Game Buff - 166 Game Ratings
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|5 74%||Lumines: Puzzle Fusion (2004) - Nov 27, 2019
"i don't really care for this sort of action puzzle - indeed, they kind of annoy the shit out of me - but the audio design here is godlike. house music with dance stabs timed to your button presses for extra dopamine hits."
|5 74%||Prey (2017) - Nov 27, 2019
"superb exploration, combat and level design, partly hampered by too many so-called "quality-of-life" features. saving anywhere, markers everywhere, full heals manywhere. operators aren't as bad as bioshock's vita chambers, but it still ruins balance, where individual encounters can crush the player in an instant yet still lack challenge due to minimal consequences. art direction and writing are blandly competent, but it's still the three qualities up top that make prey engaging, despite flaws."
|6 88%||Transistor (2014) - Nov 27, 2019
"mechanically excellent, if a little finicky. abstractly the player and opponent take alternating turns, but where the player has all the time in the world to plan out their moves, the opponent acts in real time, and you must react in kind. i spent a very long time exploring all the different skill combinations. also has lovely visual art and decent enough music. narrative is a somewhat overwritten, overserious affair involving romance between wealthy intellectual types, but it sort of works."
|5 74%||Space Funeral (2010) - Nov 27, 2019
"really fun horror surrealism, playing with the jrpg format. baudelaire was terrifying."
|3 30%||VVVVVV (2010) - Nov 27, 2019
"doesn't really do much of anything. its mechanical gimmick offers less depth than bog standard platformer controls."
|5 74%||Gorogoa (2017) - Nov 27, 2019
"beautifully drawn perspective puzzle game with a lot of underlying surreal mythology that i didn't really understand."
|4 54%||The 25th Ward: The Silver Case (2018) - Nov 27, 2019
"even better visual style than the previous one but the cruel nihilism is way too much here."
|5 74%||The Silver Case (1999) - Nov 27, 2019
"good attempt at a sort of lynchian crime visual novel. interaction was weird and clunky but it worked."
|3 30%||428: Shibuya Scramble (2008) - Nov 27, 2019
"was enjoying this a lot to begin with but there is no reason something this ridiculous should take itself so emotionally seriously, which it increasingly does the further you read on. and then the cia agent/middle east assassin plot just pissed me off. one of the worst soundtracks out there too, a hodgepodge collection of junk."
|3 30%||Gone Home (2013) - Nov 27, 2019
""indie game" is generally a much broader descriptor than "indie film", but this is exactly the sort of game you'd expect from the latter phrase. fairly empty and dull."