« on: January 01, 2021, 03:53:05 pm »
System Shock 1 and 2 are sadly in more or less the same category as the original Deus Ex game for me - I respect them, but didn't enjoy playing them myself that much, even back in the 90s (tried to approach them a couple more times, but it never really panned out). I don't know, there's just something that I don't like about open-world first-person RPGs, or maybe it's just those series (I'll say more once I have played Cyberpunk).
I'm curious about Silver, what were your impressions about it? I missed out on that one completely back when it came out and now it's very easy to find it extremely cheap.
As for my games:
Hollow Knight - 9 for me, a game exactly in the style I like (meaning, a Metroidvania with lots of stuff to find). I'm eagerly awaiting Silksong now that I've fully finished this one. Great music, visuals and everything else.
Disco Elysium - 9 for sure. One of the best RPGs ever, with "tons" of different outcomes and possibilities. I'd put it close to my favourites in the genre, Fallout and Planescape: Torment.
Pirates!Gold/Starflight/Shadowrun - all 9 for me - my top 3 RPGs for the Genesis, ones that I return to quite often, and this year I happened to replay all of them.
Dusk - 8; a pretty good retro-style FPS (they call them boomer shooters now, apparently, heh). I liked it a lot, though the 2nd chapter was the weakest IMO. Still one of the best representatives of the genre.
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare - around 8 too - played it through Carnby's scenario in the past, but only managed to beat both scenarios this year. I liked both stories and the atmosphere IMO is the best out of all the games of this type (pre-rendered graphics + fixed camera angles), the settings are great too for a horror game like that.
All Ganbare Goemon SNES games - around 8 as well, enjoyed how fun and quirky they were. Shame only 1 got localized.
Alien Isolation - 8; grabbed it on EGS for free this year (EGS is for me a place to grab free stuff I missed out on generally). Really enjoyed the atmosphere, and I'm not really a fan of stealth games at all (Assassin's Creed and most Metal Gear Solid games bore me to tears, sadly), but this one really clicked with me somehow.
Blair Witch Project trilogy - most of them around 6-7, I liked the Rustin Parr one the most by far, so that one is probably around 7,5 overall. All of them are horror games with fixed camera angles/tank controls. I generally "hate" tank controls and consider them to be one of the worst design decisions ever, but they bothered me less here and in Alone in the Dark than in RE.
Karnov - 7 (play the fan-translated JP version, it has cutscenes)
Willow NES - 7. I liked it, but it's rather repetitive in parts, if not for that I'd give it 7,5 or maybe even 8.
I'll have to think about the lows (and some other less memorable titles), since I generally don't really play crappy games or ones that I don't enjoy for whatever reaon, don't want to waste time on that when I can avoid it, so generally "mids" are usually the lowest category for me.