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THQ Nordic Games Showcase 2022

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Video Game: Slay the Spire
Amazing free DLC that more than doubles the content from Slay the Spire! A review for the Downfall mod.
Submitted by nerman8r:
Downfall was already the best content mod for Slay the Spire, and Hermit was the second best. Now you can play them both without learning how to use mods! Downfall adds eight (!) new characters that are fun and balanced, and a new game mode where everything is turned upside down. Every event from the original game is re-framed from the baddies' point of view and it's hilarious.

One of my favourite characters is Snecko, whose themes are chaos and using cards from other characters' pools (you choose three characters at the start of a run.) Automaton lets you build "function" cards that combine three other cards. The Gremlins have you playing with the five little ones (and sometimes Nob) with their own special abilities and synergies, and switching between them to your advantage. Hermit plays around with Srikes, Defends and Curses, if you ever wanted to make a good deck full of garbage, he's got you covered! (If anyone wants descriptions of the other classes, let me know!)
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Video Game: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
Reinvigorating the Final Fantasy series and raising the bar for MMOs
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With only a couple of exceptions, Final Fantasy XIV is the only video game I’ve played this year. If you had told me that by July, 99% of my gaming time had been spent with one game, I’d scoff at the suggestion. I’ve always been a gamer that enjoys variety. Sometimes to the point where I will avoid longer games in order to play various shorter titles. And to be sure, there are a number of games I do hope to play this year. But something about FF14 has captured and maintained my interest unlike any game ever has, frankly. Most surprisingly, playing the game has yet to feel like an obligation, which for many people is a major downside to playing MMOs. Considering what I know about my own tastes and habits, my experience of the game has been the exact opposite of how, on paper, it should have played out. I certainly shouldn’t have played in excess of 400 hours or spent so much time developing a thorough understanding of fights, roles, and rotations. This is the kind of game that I want to like but ultimately put down well before it hits its stride. It absolutely shouldn’t be forcing me to reconsider my longstanding top-10 games of all time list. And yet, here I am, seven months into 2022, and FF14 has not only provided a ton of interesting and engaging content to explore and restored my hope for the long running franchise, but it has exclusively fulfilled my gaming needs unlike any game I’ve ever played.
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Video Game: Mario Strikers: Battle League
I Waited 15 Years for This?
Submitted by MeepleandtheMoose:
I am so disappointed by Mario Strikers: Battle League. I’m so thankful that I borrowed this from the library and didn’t actually spend any of my hard-earned money on this game.


This game starts with such promise. The training mode shows all kinds of cool skills that could theoretically raise the skill ceiling and make this such a great experience. There’s a limited number of characters in the game, but the gear they include allow you to tweak their stats to tailor to your game play style. The stat changes provided by gear are net-zero though, every point added to a stat takes away an equal number of points from another stat, so there isn't a good reason to dive into it unless you specifically want to make a character overpowered in a single stat at the cost of all the others. It’s not an interesting, exciting, or engaging aspect of the game.
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Video Game: Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender

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Video Game: Batman: Arkham Origins – Cold, Cold Heart

Video Game: Batman: Arkham Origins – Cold, Cold Heart

Video Game: Total War: WARHAMMER II – Tiktaq'to

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Browsing Games - ...a simpler quest for vintage space rocks...
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I still think The Quest for the Greatest is a great way to experience the evolution of video game history by playing the best of the best. The problem with it, other than the available time to actually play them, is that my initial self-imposed quest rules were too ambitious. And I'll not even tell you some of the more flamboyant ideas I had to share this journey with you.

So I'm changing the rules.
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One Single Meeple - When tabletop is not the option
Posted by Elida:
As I have spoken of previously, I have a chronic affliction that may affect me quite badly physically. That means that when I am at home I am not always up for a tabletop game. It may even go days without me playing games at the table. Some of my difficulties is sitting over time, especially when I have my bad days, focus, the basic ability to keep track of what I am doing. And then there`s the energy.

Good thing there`s video games, too! Years ago I had a cousin of mine install Steam on my computer. He did it in the hopes I would go deep into video game country. It took me years to even get there. But now I am finally sitting pretty on a collection of almost 40 video games, and a fair few on my wishlist. They are nice for entertainment when I can`t seem to get to the table for a physical game.
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Random Ruminations - Hardcore, Casual, or What?
Posted by Patrick Carroll:
This VGG thread about hardcore-versus-casual gaming got me thinking. Clearly those two terms are insufficient to describe the kinds of gamers that make up the gaming world.

So, off the top of my head, I'm starting to see four, or maybe eight, basic kinds of gamers.

Question 1 is, How much is your heart into gaming? That is, do you shrug it off as just an occasional pastime or amusement, or do you feel it's the most wonderful part of your life? Or are you somewhere in between? Which end of that spectrum do you gravitate toward?
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Video Game: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Tactical Legacy Pack
"fan service" done right
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The Tactical Legacy Pack is a piece of DLC for XCOM 2 that the game's lead designer (Jake Solomon) has described as a "gift for the fans" of the XCOM series. It requires the War of the Chosen expansion on top of the base XCOM 2 game, and also has only been released on PC. The new XCOMs love making callbacks and references to previous XCOM and X-COM games, and this DLC is no exception. It's a bit fan-servicey, but it also adds some genuinely great stuff to the game (in the opinion of this XCOM series fan, at least).

The Tactical Legacy Pack includes 4 mini campaigns in a game mode called "Legacy Ops", each with 7 set missions that you must complete with a set roster of soldiers (there is no strategy layer between missions in these mini campaigns). They are supposed to tell the story of how Bradford helped get XCOM back together after the aliens took over. It features a number of maps from XCOM: Enemy Unknown/Within, and taped up and battered versions of the weapons and armor from XCOM: Enemy Unknown. You have to play the campaigns with "Ironman" mode enabled, but there are pretty much no mission timers, and the music is a mix of XCOM 2 and selected tracks from XCOM: Enemy Unknown/Within, so the gameplay feels pretty reminiscent of the previous XCOM, but with enemies and extra powerups from XCOM 2.
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Video Game: Might and Magic I: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum

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Solitary Soundings - Outgrowing Games
Posted by Patrick Carroll:
I guess I've gone through countless changes during my life. And yet I have what another VGGeek calls a present bias--an irrational sense that the way I am is the way I've always been and always will be. So, when I think about gaming, I expect to continue enjoying the games I've had fun with all my life. When I look closer, though, I find that's not the case.

I'm not up for cataloguing all the changes in my gaming preferences and habits, but one in particular stands out for me today: I seem to have developed a (probably permanent) distaste for heavy (complex) games.

I enjoyed both light and heavy games in my youth, but in my twenties and thirties, I could delve deeply into an extremely hard-to-learn game and happily lose myself in it for months or years. I've mentioned my fifteen-year affair with ASL many times, but there were a number of other such prolonged infatuations as well. Usually, in each of those cases, I thought I was embarking on a lifelong project that would grow ever more complex and thus more and more satisfying.
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Rules of Play - This one's also for Karl
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I thought a lot about Deep Rock Galactic's mechanics and design while writing my last post, but a few random thoughts didn't fit well into the theme of camaraderie. So here's a bunch of little things.

1) Beer is fun, but worthless

I wrote about how much I like the beer system in DRG in my last post: it's thematically appropriate and helps strengthen player bonds. And players are incentivized to engage with it because it (ostensibly) gives buffs.

But the whole system needs some rebalancing.

First, the buffs range from completely useless to unnecessary nice-to-haves. None of them are going to hugely make or break your session. You'll get more gold one mission. Or have a little more health. Maybe you carry things a little faster.
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Franchise: Dragon Age
Magpie Gamer - Dawn of the Seeker
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Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, or "Dragon Age: Crusade of the Blood Mage" in some regions, is a 2012 Japanese animated film based on the video game series Dragon Age. It was co-produced by BioWare (game developer), EA (game publisher) and anime distribution company Funimation Entertainment. The film explores the backstory of Cassandra Pentaghast, a major character in the Dragon Age universe, and how she became known as the Right Hand of the Divine.
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Video Game: Europa Universalis IV - The Cossacks
Cossack Estate
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The seventh expansion for EU IV largely concentrated on the internal politics of countries, adding a whole new internal mechanic for players to balance along with everything else. At the same time, there was a focus on central Asia and the horsemen of the steppes (following the lead of CK II: Horse Lords released five months earlier), who also got their own mechanics.

Patch 1.14 also featured a slightly revised launcher, which allows you to sign into to your Paradox (not Steam) account to participate in leaderboards and the like. The patch was was released on December 1, 2015 alongside The Cossacks, with revision patch 1.15 following on January 27, 2016.
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Video Game: Cruise for a Corpse

Video Game: Flight of the Intruder

Video Game: Fields of Glory

Video Game: Flight of the Intruder

Video Game: Lothar and the Djinn

Video Game: Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev – 1943


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Everything that sucks! And some things that don't - All hands on deck!
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I was wondering whether I should incorporate this into an upcoming "New to the shelf"-post, but then again, I thought that this might give me enough to work with for a dedicated article, so... yeah. That.

I know that I should probably save some money, what with the property purchase looming large, but I'm an idiot and I shouldn't be trusted with money (incidentally, D. asked to be officially inducted in this exclusive circle when he sent me a picture of 22 BluRays that he had recently acquired and the comment "I believe I watched like... two movies all month long"... so welcome!), so I got myself a friggin' Steam Deck.
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A Gnome's Ponderings - Mario Maker 2 is an art studio
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Our son likes to create his own goals and personal narratives in video games.

Enter Mario Maker 2.

Mario Maker is a virtual construction set that lets you build your very own platformer levels for Nintendo’s mascot to go through. More than that, it has a variety of different art settings so you can live as Mario through the ages.

Man but this thing was made with our child in mind.

One of my earliest computer game experiences was Bill Budge’s Pinball Construction Set. And, to be honest, I suspect that is a game/tool box/experience that would still hold up today. And the Mario Maker series is exactly like it for Super Mario games.
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Rules of Play - Now You Just Know Things
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This morning I played Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, a fun and light turn-based tactical shooter that I highly recommend. I'm about halfway through the main campaign, but this morning I went back and replayed old levels to find missed items and get some coins for re-beating the levels with a better result.

And I painted the Mushroom Kingdom red. My first time through here was hard-fought. But this time? Luigi gets 3 overwatch shots out of turn, Mario can jump on enemies' heads, Peach can chuck a rubber ducky grenade and then heal everyone. Everyone's got more health, more movement, better weapons, upgraded abilities. The poor rabbids didn't stand a chance.
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Video Game: Tanktics: Computer Game of Armored Combat on the Eastern Front

Video Game: Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron

Video Game: SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike

Video Game: SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike

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Video Game: Elden Ring
Gaming Pond - So Long and Thanks for All the Fish!
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I haven't been playing very many board games this past month. The main culprit is Elden Ring, but also some general life stuff. So I figured that I may as well blog about the game I've played the most!

A game made for me, personally? I love open world games and tight and complex combat systems, but never imagined that a combination of the two would work so very well!

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I should start this by saying that this is my first ever From Software game. I've watched some gameplay of Bloodborne and played for 10 minutes at a friend's house but that's about it. I've been wary of the unforgiving nature of them and the time-commitment, but something about this game just drew me in. Let's just say I'm instantly interested in seeking out and playing all their other games, at least if I ever feel done with Elden Ring (ER).
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A Gnome's Ponderings - Mario and Dungeons and Dragons don’t mix
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One of the dangers of years of playing D&D (or probably a bunch of other games) is the urge to figure out what the class and level of a fictional character would be. I remember watching Brotherhood of the Wolf with gaming buddies and we were constantly adjusting our stats of Fronsac as we watched.

Of course, TSR was as bad as any of us. An early column of Dragon Magazine called Giants in the Earth was literally just statting out whatever fictional characters they thought they could get away with. (No Lord of the Rings because the Tolkien estate was known to be litigious but I did find out about Karl Wagner’s Kane because of it)

For the most part, I’ve grown out of this tendency. But I’ve found myself thinking about how D&D would interpret Mario.
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Magpie Gamer - Music to Level Up Your Day
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I don't know much about musical theory, nor am I a musically inclined person, but I love video game soundtracks. They can be a powerful listening experience in their own right, or be as evocative as the scores composed for film. I have seen and contributed to many community threads about great soundtracks over the years, and originally had a GeekList for sharing my personal favorite video game scores. For management reasons, I am moving that GeekList to a blog.
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Video Game: Assassin's Creed
Review After Replay
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So I have decided after my recent play though of Assassins Creed, which you can see on YouTube, to give you a review.

First off let me give you a bit of background to my relationship with Assassins Creed. I first bought the game when I got a PlayStation 3 on release, and I actually ended up trading it in very quickly because it felt dull and repetitive.

But about a year later I was given it on Xbox 360 and it was a very different beast, it was a lot more enjoyable and the reason for that was achievements.

Those dull repetitive things now became things I wanted to do because I wanted the achievements, I spent a lot of time in that game trying to score as much G as possible.

And the story got me hooked as well, and it still is a very good story.

Anyway so how does it hold up from a modern perspective, well it’s a bit middling.
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Video Game: Far Cry 2
A Review of A Classic
Submitted by TheBigGeordieGeek:
Far Cry 2 is a game I first played back in 2009, very briefly on the Xbox 360.

I didn’t my last long, it was frustrating and really hard and just felt too much like hard work.

Anyway I realised that though bundles and deals I owned all of the Far Cry games and decided that I had best actually play them!

So I recently finished the original Far Cry, the review of which you can see here.

And thus I cracked on with its sequel, Far Cry 2.

To start with, it’s absolutely and completely different from it predecessor. Whilst Far Cry was a run of the mill Sci-Fi shooter, albeit with a very high difficulty level, Far Cry 2 is an open world game very much based in reality.

So how about we start with the positives.
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Video Game: Journey to the Savage Planet
Puzzle Platformer Mediocre Shooter
Submitted by wizcreations:
This game opens with the promise of fun exploration and discovery, and for the first two thirds of the game, that is exactly what it delivers. Unfortunately, what began as a puzzle platformer metroidvania concludes with repetitive shooting at glowing weak spots on far too similar enemies.

The game is split into three areas that grow progressively larger. The first area is entirely unguided exploration, assisted by new gadgets as you discover resources and fauna that can aide your tech. Your instructions literally are: "Go out and scan stuff, and if you see a hard-to-reach area, make sure you reach it! That's your job!" A teleportation system ensures you can always return to one of several known positions, which encourages you to explore every area of the territory knowing that you can easily return to take a different fork in the trail. The area is full of environmental puzzles that strongly encourage exploration and reward you for exploring. Combat in the first area is almost entirely optional. There are also a number of optional challenges "For Science!" that give you access to additional gear upgrades. One of these science experiences, for example, is to fall over 50 meters without dying. The first region concludes with a boss fight acting as a gate to the next area. This boss requires you to use all the movement abilities you have gained thus far to dodge are of effect attacks and stay out of the pool of lava beneath your feet. It's a pretty cool setup when you first encounter it.
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A Gnome's Ponderings - I want to explore Kirby’s forgotten land
Posted by Gnomekin:
While I am more of a table top gamer, I married into a video gaming family. Nintendo in particular. Before my marriage, I couldn’t have picked Kirby out of a lineup of Space Invaders aliens and now I’ve played at least three different Kirby games.

(Kirby is a silent but heroic pink blob who can gain the powers of enemies who eats alive. And he is somehow adorable instead of a soul-destroying horror)

So, when the demo for Kirby and the Forgotten Land, every member of the household who isn’t a cat played through it. I had to look up to find this out but this is the first Kirby that’s a 3-D platformer, as opposed to a 2-D one.

And if you’re like me, you need someone to explain that a platformer is a game where you follow a path full of obstacles, puzzles and enemies. And a 3-D ones means the developers can make the environment more complex.
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Solitary Soundings - Back to the Tabletop--Maybe
Posted by Patrick Carroll:
This particular blog was originally about board gaming. At some point I drifted back into video gaming and blogged about that instead. Then VGG came along, and I started a new blog there, just for video games. I never could keep the two modes of gaming separate, though.

The thing is, it's all the same to me. I play strategy games almost exclusively, and it's very rare that I play a game with anyone else. So, I'm either playing a single-player strategy game on the tabletop, or I'm doing it on the computer. The video games I prefer are all modeled on board wargames; the computer just saves me the trouble of setting up a game and taking it down again later (oh, and it also does a lot of number crunching and enforces rules).

Anyhow, Saturday was my birthday, and my wife surprised me with a brand-new copy of Space Empires 4X. I've read a lot of good things about it since it came out, and it sounds like just my kind of game. So I've gotten as far as clearing my table and unpacking the components.

Curiously, it looks like sort of a board-game homage to the computer game Master of Orion. Even the title and back-of-the-box text allude to Alan Emrich's coined term "4X," which has now been overused and misused for many years.
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Irreducible - Inscryption Blew me Away
Posted by Relenzo:
I didn’t buy Inscryption when it came out. I’d played the developer’s previous game Pony Island, and it was…fine. More on that later. Thankfully, friends don’t let friends miss Inscryption, and a good friend bought me the game as a way of paying back for his bowling-shoe rental. His recommendation—actually two recommendations, if you count his cousin—got me to install Inscryption as soon as I received it on Steam.

You don’t need me to tell you that the game is good. Hopefully. You have the whole internet telling you it’s good. Pony Island’s one trick was that it was a haunted videogame. That’s about all it had going for it. It was a neat trick, but on its own, it wasn’t necessarily enough to keep me enthralled for two hours. Each of the minigames—various versions of the “game” in the story, and representations of messing with the code beneath it—were, ultimately, forgettable. And I know there were characters, technically, but I find I can’t remember them at all.
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