What Games Are You Playing?

Winkuru

Great Teacher
Yeah. The last boss battle was really infuriating and the second game is pretty dull all around. The main characters keep on being annoying on the third one and there's one annoying boss fight but otherwise the third game is pretty good and i recommend it if you haven't played it. It even has Malcom Mcdowell in it.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
Yeah. The last boss battle was really infuriating and the second game is pretty dull all around. The main characters keep on being annoying on the third one and there's one annoying boss fight but otherwise the third game is pretty good and i recommend it if you haven't played it. It even has Malcom Mcdowell in it.
I actually played Killzone 3 first. I bought Killzone 2 because I heard people liked it more than 3 and was like £1 lol.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
Completed Game #11:
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Format: PlayStation 3

It's been 5 years since I last played Persona 4 Arena and while I liked the combat, the story was a mess due to continuity issues with each story mode, so it was a nice surprise to find Persona 4 Arena Ultimax to be a lot better in that department. While it's basically a P3 & P4 fighting game and how the first one covers the P4 side of things, Ultimax covers the P3 side of things but set in the P4 city and a new villain that pretty much wraps up this fighting game storyline. It's alright but I found it pretty forgettable so I skipped it. Gameplay was still fun at least though the final boss in the story mode is daft. Going to keep it brief since there's not much to say.

My backlog so far:
#Game NamePlatformGenre
01The 25th Ward: The Silver Case
PS4​
Visual Novel
02428: Shibuya Scramble
PS4​
Visual Novel
03Blue Reflection
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
04Bullet Girls
Vita​
Third Person Shooter
05Castlevania: Lords of ShadowPS3Action
06CatherinePS3Puzzle
07Chaos;Child
PS4​
Visual Novel
08Cyberdimension Neptunia: Four Goddesses Online
PS4​
Action RPG
09Danganronpa 1 Reload
PS4​
Visual Novel
10Danganronpa 2 Reload
PS4​
Visual Novel
11Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
PS4​
Visual Novel
12Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune
PS4​
Simulation
13Deadly Premonition: The Director's CutPS3Horror
14Demon Gaze
Vita​
Dungeon RPG
15Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
16Dragon's CrownPS3Action RPG
17Drakengard 3PS3Action RPG
18Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2PS3Musou
19Eternal SonataPS3Turn-Based RPG
20Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
PS4​
Musou
21Fate/Extella Link
PS4​
Musou
22Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
PS4​
Action
23FolklorePS3Action
24Freedom Wars
Vita​
Action RPG
25Gal*Gun: Double Peace
PS4​
On-Rails Shooter
26GOD EATER Resurrection
PS4​
Action RPG
27GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst
PS4​
Action RPG
28.hack//G.U. Vol.1: Rebirth Remastered
PS4​
Action RPG
29.hack//G.U. Vol.2: Reminisce Remastered
PS4​
Action RPG
30.hack//G.U. Vol.3: Redemption Remastered
PS4​
Action RPG
31.hack//G.U. Vol.4: Reconnection
PS4​
Action RPG
32Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
Vita​
Tactical RPG
33Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
34Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sister's Generation
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
35Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
36Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
Vita​
Musou
37JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
PS4​
Fighting
38Katamari ForeverPS3Puzzle
39The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
PC/Steam​
Turn-Based RPG
40The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter
PC/Steam​
Turn-Based RPG
41The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
42The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
43The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
44Megadimension Neptunia VII
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
45Megadimension Neptunia VIIR
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
46MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
Vita​
Musou
47Muv-Luv
Vita​
Visual Novel
48Muv-Luv Alternative
Vita​
Visual Novel
49Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchPS3Turn-Based RPG
50Nights of Azure
PS4​
Action RPG
51Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
PS4​
Action RPG
52One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
PS4​
Musou
53Onechanbara Z2: Chaos
PS4​
Action
54Our World Is Ended
PS4​
Visual Novel
55Persona 5 Royal
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
56Punch Line
PS4​
Visual Novel
57PuppeteerPS3Platformer
58Raging Loop
PS4​
Visual Novel
59Sengoku Basara 3: Samurai HeroesPS3Musou
60Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi
PS4​
Musou
61Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson
3DS​
Action
62Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
PS4​
Action
63Shining Resonance: Refrain
PS4​
Action RPG
64Siren Blood CursePS3Horror
65Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HDPS3Platformer
66Sly 2: Band of Thieves HDPS3Platformer
67Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves HDPS3Platformer
68Soul Calibur VPS3Fighting
69Steins;Gate Elite
PS4​
Visual Novel
70Steins;Gate: Linear Bound Phenogram
PS4​
Visual Novel
71Super Robot Wars V
PS4​
Tactical RPG
72Superdimension Neptune vs SEGA Hard Girls
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
73Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
PS4​
Action RPG
74Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
PS4​
Action RPG
75Tales of Berseria
PS4​
Action RPG
76Tales of the Abyss
3DS​
Action RPG
77Tales of Vesperia
PS4​
Action RPG
78Tales of Xillia 2PS3Action RPG
79Tales of Zestiria
PS4​
Action RPG
80Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordPS3Tactical RPG
81Tokyo Xanadu eX+
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
82Touch My Katamari
Vita​
Puzzle
83Toukiden 2
PS4​
Action RPG
84Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
PS4​
Tactical RPG / Visual Novel
85Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
PS4​
Tactical RPG / Visual Novel
86Utawarerumono: Zan
PS4​
Musou
87Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
PS4​
Tactical RPG
88Valkyria Chronicles 4
PS4​
Tactical RPG
89Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni
Vita​
Action
90White Knight ChroniclesPS3Turn-Based RPG
91White Knight Chronicles IIPS3Turn-Based RPG
92The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival Edition
PS4​
Action RPG
93WORLDEND SYNDROME
PS4​
Visual Novel
94Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
PS4​
Action
95Yakuza Kiwami 2
PS4​
Action
96Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
PS4​
Action RPG
97YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World
PS4​
Visual Novel
98Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
PS4​
Visual Novel
Completed Games Collection of 2020:
#Game NamePlatformGenreMonth
01Kingdom Hearts III ReMIND (+ KHIII Post-game content)
PS4​
Action RPGJanuary
02Final Fantasy X HD Remaster
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGFebruary
03Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
PS4​
Action RPGFebruary
04Ys Origin
PS4​
Action RPGMarch
05DOOM
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
06DOOM II: Hell on Earth
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
07DOOM 64
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
08Final Fantasy VII Remake
PS4​
Action RPGApril
09Final Fantasy VII
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGApril
10Killzone 2PS3First Person ShooterMay
11Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPS3FightingMay
Platinum Trophy Collection:
#Game NamePlatformGenreYear
01Saints Row: The ThirdPS3Action2014
02JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star BattlePS3Fighting2015
03Hyperdimension NeptuniaPS3Turn-Based RPG2015
04Dekamori Senran Kagura
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2015
05Steins;GatePS3Visual Novel2015
06NieRPS3Action RPG2015
07No More Heroes: Heroes' ParadisePS3Action2015
08Asura's WrathPS3Action2015
09Saints Row IVPS3Action2015
10The Darkness IIPS3First Person Shooter2015
11Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2PS3Turn-Based RPG2016
12Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HDPS3Action2016
13Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
Vita​
Action2016
14Gravity Rush
Vita​
Platformer2016
15Hyperdimension Neptunia VictoryPS3Turn-Based RPG2016
16Resogun
PS4​
Arcade Shooter2016
17Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
Vita​
Third Person Shooter2016
18Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game
PS4​
Adventure2016
19Miracle Girls Festival
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
20Senran Kagura Estival Versus
PS4​
Action2017
21The Wolf Among Us
PS4​
Adventure2017
22Final Fantasy XV
PS4​
Action RPG2017
23Amplitude
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2017
24Root Letter
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
25IA/VT -Colorful-
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
26Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
27Gravity Rush Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
28NieR: Automata
PS4​
Action RPG2017
29The Silver Case
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
30Steins;Gate 0
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
31Under Defeat HDPS3Arcade Shooter2017
32Tales from the Borderlands
PS4​
Adventure2017
33Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD CollectionPS3Fighting2017
34Life is Strange
PS4​
Adventure2017
35Sword Art Online: Lost Song
PS4​
Action RPG2017
36Crash Bandicoot Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
37Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
38Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
39Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
PS4​
Action RPG2017
40Corpse Party: Blood Drive
Vita​
Horror2018
41Persona 5
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG2018
42Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
PS4​
Visual Novel2018
43Persona 4: Dancing All Night [Japanese Version]
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2018
44Marvel's Spider-Man
PS4​
Action2018
45Akiba's Trip 2: Undead & Undressed
PS4​
Action RPG2019
46Spyro the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
47Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Remastered
PS4​
Platfomer2019
48Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
49Tekken Tag Tournament HDPS3Fighting2019
50Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy HDPS3Platformer2019
51Taiko no Tatsujin V Version
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
52Utakumi 575
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
53Jak II: Renegade HDPS3Platformer2019
54Jak 3 HDPS3Platformer2019
55Ratchet & Clank HDPS3Platformer2019
56Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando HDPS3Platformer2019
57Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal HDPS3Platformer2019
58Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash
PS4​
Third Person Shooter2019
59Kingdom Hearts III
PS4​
Action RPG2020
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Having finished Majora’s Mask (and loving it as always) I decided to play through the two recent South Park games, namely The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole. Both are fun but have some repetitive gameplay and the main reason they work for me is down to the spot on humour and references found in almost every corner of the map. I’ve also been rewatching some episodes day by day which is a good laugh.

I’m now replaying Batman: Arkham Asylum as part of the Return to Arkham Collection. Outside of some iffy character models and redesigns the remaster is decent.
 

crashmatt

Death Scythe
Just finished Cold Steel 2, great game but not without its issues. I have the thirs but will probably dive into Xenoblade before I start Cold Steel 3.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I’ve started playing Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition and already have a load of sidequests to do. The accents are...charming so far.
 

WMD

Pokémon Master
Command & Conquer Red Alert Remastered

This game is so good! And the remaster looks great! So happy they've done it.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff


Completed Games #12-15:
.hack//G.U. Last Recode
(.hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth, .hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce, .hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption, .hack//G.U. Vol.4//Reconnection)

Format: PlayStation 4​

.hack is a franchise that I've been aware of ever since I first got into anime. I knew about the show .hack//SIGN but the video games on PlayStation 2 were the ones that I was more curious about for the most part. Though at the time, .hack was quite rare to own and the second series .hack//G.U. was never released in Europe. Fortunately, with the 15th anniversary of .hack, we finally got .hack//G.U. in Europe with the HD remastered collection .hack//G.U. Last Recode by Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2.

.hack//G.U. is split into three games during its original release, with a fourth game added for the Last Recode collection. Rebirth, Reminisce and Redemption follow one massive storyline that covers a lot of content, especially with its story and characters as you progress. Reconnection serves more as an epilogue to the story and wraps up one of the story elements kept ambiguous in the original trilogy. The story overall for .hack//G.U. is one of the strongest aspects of the game series as a whole, with a lot of interesting twists, surprise cameos and great character development throughout with our main character Haseo. The rest of the cast also share some spotlight though there are some that could have been kept off-screen. I should also point out the artwork is done by both Seiichiro Hosokawa and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, the latter of which worked on Evangelion, Nadia and the upcoming anime series Great Pretender.


Before delving into the gameplay I want to shoutout .hack//G.U.'s music score, which is the best part of the game series by far. Composed by Chikayo Fukuda who had worked on Capcom & CyberConnect2's Asura's Wrath, her music throughout this game adds a lot of atmosphere and tone to the story and characters. Ovan's theme, for instance, creates a mysterious aura to the character which works really well and makes him more memorable. Other highlights include Flying Dawn, Welcome to The World, Hulle Granz Cathedral, Morrigu Barrow Wall, Lose Resolve, Beyond the Steep Mountains, Illusion of the Eight Phases, Shallow Dreaming, and The Hope of Dawn.

.hack//G.U. is an action role-playing game with an MMO feel to the design. As Haseo, you play 'THE WORLD' (pronounced the same way Dio says it) where you can interact with other players, go on quests using a special keyword system (take 3 keywords and 1 server type to create a dungeon), take part in a battle arena, buy items and weapons, and even assist NPCs by collecting mini-monster animals and other creatures. Every now and then you'll get an email which requires you to log out of your game. To me, this is what makes .hack stand out from other JRPGs because it's a very unusual mechanic to have. When you log out, you can access a forum, news, fanart which can be set to your background, emails and also a Crimson VS mode which is a card game that plays in the background while you go through the MMO game normally. Crimson VS is actually pretty entertaining though it does rely on some luck if you want to collect all of the cards. You can also view cutscenes and set BGM to the menu while you are checking these features.

My main criticism with .hack//G.U. is the dungeons themselves. The concept is perfectly fine by all means, the idea of going through the dungeon to defeat a monster or reach the treasure chest. The issue that I have with the dungeons is the plain, linear and tedious designs that lack quality in comparison to the town worlds that .hack provides. When I kept playing, I couldn't help compare the dungeons to the very first Hyperdimension Neptunia game on PS3 which had this exact problem. If this game had the level design that Sword Art Online games have had, I reckon this would have made .hack much better and Iooking at the reviews I can see why this game got just above average reviews.


The combat itself is pretty decent but it can start to tire at times which is why I often take more breaks than progressing when it comes to this game, which is a shame because everything else is very strong in quality. It's quite possible that the developers didn't have much budget to go around. Another slight criticism is the cutscenes. This has the Kingdom Hearts style of presentation where you have characters interact in basic fashion and the occasional smooth animation which I really love. I just wish that the developers tweaked the cutscenes so that you can actually have their mouths move in the basic layout because it does look pretty awkward in a number of places. Outside of that, the animated cutscenes do hold-up pretty well with the remaster and are not rough or upscaled to a messy degree. Unfortunately, the animated cutscenes in Reconnection are not very good and feels out of place when you look at the previous three games in the .hack//G.U. series, especially when you have very choppy framerate which feels quite jarring with 3D models.

The progression for .hack//G.U. is at a pretty decent length. The main trilogy is estimated to take 20 hours each, though I managed to spend at least 16 hours for Rebirth, 15 hours for Reminisce, and 17 hours for Redemption which is pretty good considering most of the non-story content was also being covered along the way. There is plenty of post-game content available and a ton of rewards especially when you carry over the save data file from one game to the next. Reconnection will take at least 2 hours overall which is short but perfectly fine by me since the main trilogy ends on a pretty solid note overall.


Overall, .hack//G.U. Last Recode is a welcoming package for newcomers and die-hard .hack fans. This is my first time delving into the franchise and I was able to understand what was going on despite the fact that this takes place after the events of the first .hack series. Included in Last Recode is a Terminal Disc which recaps the events of the first .hack series and a Parody Mode where both the English and Japanese voice cast have some fun with select scenes. The trophies in this game are mostly easy to acquire with a few that will require some grinding if you have extra time.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is available to own on PlayStation 4 and PC.

My backlog so far:
#Game NamePlatformGenre
01The 25th Ward: The Silver Case
PS4​
Visual Novel
02428: Shibuya Scramble
PS4​
Visual Novel
03Blue Reflection
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
04Bullet Girls
Vita​
Third Person Shooter
05Castlevania: Lords of ShadowPS3Action
06CatherinePS3Puzzle
07Chaos;Child
PS4​
Visual Novel
08Cyberdimension Neptunia: Four Goddesses Online
PS4​
Action RPG
09Danganronpa 1 Reload
PS4​
Visual Novel
10Danganronpa 2 Reload
PS4​
Visual Novel
11Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
PS4​
Visual Novel
12Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune
PS4​
Simulation
13Deadly Premonition: The Director's CutPS3Horror
14Demon Gaze
Vita​
Dungeon RPG
15Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
16Dragon's CrownPS3Action RPG
17Drakengard 3PS3Action RPG
18Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2PS3Musou
19Eternal SonataPS3Turn-Based RPG
20Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
PS4​
Musou
21Fate/Extella Link
PS4​
Musou
22Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
PS4​
Action
23FolklorePS3Action
24Freedom Wars
Vita​
Action RPG
25Gal*Gun: Double Peace
PS4​
On-Rails Shooter
26GOD EATER Resurrection
PS4​
Action RPG
27GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst
PS4​
Action RPG
28Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
Vita​
Tactical RPG
29Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
30Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sister's Generation
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
31Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
32Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
Vita​
Musou
33JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
PS4​
Fighting
34Katamari ForeverPS3Puzzle
35The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
PC/Steam​
Turn-Based RPG
36The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter
PC/Steam​
Turn-Based RPG
37The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
38The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
39The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
40Megadimension Neptunia VII
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
41Megadimension Neptunia VIIR
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
42MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
Vita​
Musou
43Muv-Luv
Vita​
Visual Novel
44Muv-Luv Alternative
Vita​
Visual Novel
45Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchPS3Turn-Based RPG
46Nights of Azure
PS4​
Action RPG
47Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
PS4​
Action RPG
48One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
PS4​
Musou
49Onechanbara Z2: Chaos
PS4​
Action
50Our World Is Ended
PS4​
Visual Novel
51Persona 5 Royal
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
52Punch Line
PS4​
Visual Novel
53PuppeteerPS3Platformer
54Raging Loop
PS4​
Visual Novel
55Sengoku Basara 3: Samurai HeroesPS3Musou
56Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi
PS4​
Musou
57Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson
3DS​
Action
58Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
PS4​
Action
59Shining Resonance: Refrain
PS4​
Action RPG
60Siren Blood CursePS3Horror
61Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HDPS3Platformer
62Sly 2: Band of Thieves HDPS3Platformer
63Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves HDPS3Platformer
64Soul Calibur VPS3Fighting
65Steins;Gate Elite
PS4​
Visual Novel
66Steins;Gate: Linear Bound Phenogram
PS4​
Visual Novel
67Super Robot Wars V
PS4​
Tactical RPG
68Superdimension Neptune vs SEGA Hard Girls
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
69Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
PS4​
Action RPG
70Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
PS4​
Action RPG
71Tales of Berseria
PS4​
Action RPG
72Tales of the Abyss
3DS​
Action RPG
73Tales of Vesperia
PS4​
Action RPG
74Tales of Xillia 2PS3Action RPG
75Tales of Zestiria
PS4​
Action RPG
76Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordPS3Tactical RPG
77Tokyo Xanadu eX+
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
78Touch My Katamari
Vita​
Puzzle
79Toukiden 2
PS4​
Action RPG
80Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
PS4​
Tactical RPG / Visual Novel
81Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
PS4​
Tactical RPG / Visual Novel
82Utawarerumono: Zan
PS4​
Musou
83Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
PS4​
Tactical RPG
84Valkyria Chronicles 4
PS4​
Tactical RPG
85Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni
Vita​
Action
86White Knight ChroniclesPS3Turn-Based RPG
87White Knight Chronicles IIPS3Turn-Based RPG
88The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival Edition
PS4​
Action RPG
89WORLDEND SYNDROME
PS4​
Visual Novel
90Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
PS4​
Action
91Yakuza Kiwami 2
PS4​
Action
92Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
PS4​
Action RPG
93YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World
PS4​
Visual Novel
94Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
PS4​
Visual Novel

Completed Games Collection of 2020:
#Game NamePlatformGenreMonth
01Kingdom Hearts III ReMIND (+ KHIII Post-game content)
PS4​
Action RPGJanuary
02Final Fantasy X HD Remaster
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGFebruary
03Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
PS4​
Action RPGFebruary
04Ys Origin
PS4​
Action RPGMarch
05DOOM
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
06DOOM II: Hell on Earth
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
07DOOM 64
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
08Final Fantasy VII Remake
PS4​
Action RPGApril
09Final Fantasy VII
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGApril
10Killzone 2PS3First Person ShooterMay
11Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPS3FightingMay
12.hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth
PS4​
Action RPGJune
13.hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce
PS4​
Action RPGJune
14.hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption
PS4​
Action RPGJune
15.hack//G.U. Vol.4//Reconnection
PS4​
Action RPGJune

Platinum Trophy Collection:
#Game NamePlatformGenreYear
01Saints Row: The ThirdPS3Action2014
02JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star BattlePS3Fighting2015
03Hyperdimension NeptuniaPS3Turn-Based RPG2015
04Dekamori Senran Kagura
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2015
05Steins;GatePS3Visual Novel2015
06NieRPS3Action RPG2015
07No More Heroes: Heroes' ParadisePS3Action2015
08Asura's WrathPS3Action2015
09Saints Row IVPS3Action2015
10The Darkness IIPS3First Person Shooter2015
11Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2PS3Turn-Based RPG2016
12Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HDPS3Action2016
13Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
Vita​
Action2016
14Gravity Rush
Vita​
Platformer2016
15Hyperdimension Neptunia VictoryPS3Turn-Based RPG2016
16Resogun
PS4​
Arcade Shooter2016
17Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
Vita​
Third Person Shooter2016
18Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game
PS4​
Adventure2016
19Miracle Girls Festival
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
20Senran Kagura Estival Versus
PS4​
Action2017
21The Wolf Among Us
PS4​
Adventure2017
22Final Fantasy XV
PS4​
Action RPG2017
23Amplitude
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2017
24Root Letter
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
25IA/VT -Colorful-
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
26Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
27Gravity Rush Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
28NieR: Automata
PS4​
Action RPG2017
29The Silver Case
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
30Steins;Gate 0
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
31Under Defeat HDPS3Arcade Shooter2017
32Tales from the Borderlands
PS4​
Adventure2017
33Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD CollectionPS3Fighting2017
34Life is Strange
PS4​
Adventure2017
35Sword Art Online: Lost Song
PS4​
Action RPG2017
36Crash Bandicoot Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
37Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
38Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
39Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
PS4​
Action RPG2017
40Corpse Party: Blood Drive
Vita​
Horror2018
41Persona 5
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG2018
42Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
PS4​
Visual Novel2018
43Persona 4: Dancing All Night [Japanese Version]
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2018
44Marvel's Spider-Man
PS4​
Action2018
45Akiba's Trip 2: Undead & Undressed
PS4​
Action RPG2019
46Spyro the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
47Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Remastered
PS4​
Platfomer2019
48Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
49Tekken Tag Tournament HDPS3Fighting2019
50Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy HDPS3Platformer2019
51Taiko no Tatsujin V Version
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
52Utakumi 575
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
53Jak II: Renegade HDPS3Platformer2019
54Jak 3 HDPS3Platformer2019
55Ratchet & Clank HDPS3Platformer2019
56Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando HDPS3Platformer2019
57Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal HDPS3Platformer2019
58Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash
PS4​
Third Person Shooter2019
59Kingdom Hearts III
PS4​
Action RPG2020
 

Gemsy-chan

Claymore
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completed Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition...it was a fantastic game. I'll be taking a break to catch up on some anime before i play Future Connected.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I recently completed Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition for Switch. Put in roughly 90 hours overall and got all the affinities/heart to hearts sorted out alongside unlocking every characters’ extra skill trees. Sadly missed out on some timed quests and didn’t max out every ability but am satisfied with the run I put in.

The game itself is quite good though the sheer number of sidequests was initially quite daunting (and The quests themselves were often very repetitive) but thanks to the convenient “!” Markers they were usually manageable (trying to get certain items to spawn like ice Cabbages for instance was rather tedious though.)

I’m now playing through the epilogue story.
 

Aaron

Combat Butler
I'm also playing Xenoblade - I'm only about six hours in, so I've got a lot more to go!

I owned it on the Wii, but I struggled to get into it. The camera controls and the ugly graphics were just too much for me and I couldn't get into the battle system. I'm absolutely loving it this time around though!

I also got Taiko No Tatsujin (and a few DLC songs) in the current PS4 digital sale (I already own the Switch version, but each version has different songs). It's really a lot of fun and it's got an awesome selection of songs. I never imagined one game would have music from Babymetal, Dragon Ball, Monogatari, Haruhi and Frozen!

Best of all, it's currently under £10 - absolutely worth picking up at that price!
 

Arbalest

黒い剣士
Moderator
I've been playing a stupid amount of different titles recently, making it hard to actually complete anything...

Astral Chain - I finally went back to this one recently, and i don't honestly know why i didn't get the time in before to play it. This is stupidly good fun. Love the visual style of the game and the combat feels really good. It isn't cumbersome even though you're controlling the two at once. I like the point of needing to return to other stages when you unlock more to get everything, so more reason to repeat stages on a second playthrough.
Dead Space - I'm playing this when i stream at the moment as a good blast from the past. Doing a plasma cutter run from fresh(so no NG+) and it's surprisingly easier than i remember it being. Still a great example of a horror game when EA did good games.
Civilization VI - I went back into this again as i always do, but i never had all the expansions until now. Man, knowing how to build cities fast really gives you a massive boost at the start of the game. Turn 40 with three cities and a lot of luxuries is so good.
Add in Animal Crossing(with the new update tomorrow), Smash Brothers with Min-Min, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition and more, i need to focus again...
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff


Completed Games #16:
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
Format: PlayStation 4

I finally played a Digimon game, and one that I had bought in April 2017 (yes I remember the day because I picked it up alongside Berserk Musou when I handed in my dissertation at the final year of my BSc degree). It took a long while and that came down to the estimation of the game's completion. This is a pretty big game and folks said it would take at least 50 hours or more to finish it.

Well, I finally started it, after it had won third place in my twitter poll back in April (with Final Fantasy VII Classic winning 1st and .hack//G.U. winning 2nd, Ys VII won 3rd as well). Well, the good news is that this is not a 50 hour game, but rather a 30 hour game.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is a turn-based RPG that plays quite similar to the Persona series. You control a group of Digimon in combat and each Digimon can have different elementals but also types (Data, Vaccine, Virus) and these components can be better than the other and vice versa. It does take a while to get used to it, but once you figure it out it can make combat pretty smooth to progress. The difficulty is pretty decent and it's only when you have Digimon that don't cover every type is when you start to struggle because getting double hit by an attack can easily K.O. your team. Now unlike Persona, Digimon allows you to have 11 members in your party and when your main three get taken out, the remaining 8 can help step in so combat continues.


Outside of combat, we have some pretty decent dungeons though it's very recycled and not as appealing as other games, I would say this was designed better than .hack//G.U. at least in terms of navigating. There is also the real world where you can interact with characters and take on cases. These cases are where the game starts to lose its pace and the red cases, in particular, are technically story but also feel like padding and filler to the main overall plot. I only took part in all of the cases up to near the end game in order to get my Digimon team to become stronger.

As I have been notified during my progress by the folks on Discord, in order to get the best possible outcomes for your Digimon crew, you need to devolve and digivolve them every time due to the stats not always reaching the right requirements to digivolve them to the best form. This can be messy if you don't plan ahead and once they change, they go back to Level 1 and can easily cause unbalancing issues during combat. There's also the DigiLab where you can do the evolving but also take part in mini-dungeons and DigiFarm your Digimon for levelling, better abilities or searching for items and cases.

Overall, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is a pretty good game overall and a surprisingly dark story for a franchise that is usually children-oriented. It did the job in getting me interested more for the franchise at least. I will definitely pick up Hacker's Memory later down the line. If I had to give it a rating I would say it's a solid 7/10.​


Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is available to own on PlayStation 3 (Japan only), PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita (cross-save is available between the two PlayStation platforms), and also as a complete collection pack with Hacker's Memory via Nintendo Switch and PC.

My backlog so far:
#Game NamePlatformGenre
01The 25th Ward: The Silver Case
PS4​
Visual Novel
02428: Shibuya Scramble
PS4​
Visual Novel
03Blue Reflection
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
04Bullet Girls
Vita​
Third Person Shooter
05Castlevania: Lords of ShadowPS3Action
06CatherinePS3Puzzle
07Chaos;Child
PS4​
Visual Novel
08Cyberdimension Neptunia: Four Goddesses Online
PS4​
Action RPG
09Danganronpa 1 Reload
PS4​
Visual Novel
10Danganronpa 2 Reload
PS4​
Visual Novel
11Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
PS4​
Visual Novel
12Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune
PS4​
Simulation
13Deadly Premonition: The Director's CutPS3Horror
14Demon Gaze
Vita​
Dungeon RPG
16Dragon's CrownPS3Action RPG
17Drakengard 3PS3Action RPG
18Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2PS3Musou
19Eternal SonataPS3Turn-Based RPG
20Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
PS4​
Musou
21Fate/Extella Link
PS4​
Musou
22Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
PS4​
Action
23FolklorePS3Action
24Freedom Wars
Vita​
Action RPG
25Gal*Gun: Double Peace
PS4​
On-Rails Shooter
26GOD EATER Resurrection
PS4​
Action RPG
27GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst
PS4​
Action RPG
28Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
Vita​
Tactical RPG
29Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
30Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sister's Generation
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
31Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
32Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
Vita​
Musou
33JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
PS4​
Fighting
34Judgment
PS4​
Action
35Katamari ForeverPS3Puzzle
36The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
PC/Steam​
Turn-Based RPG
37The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter
PC/Steam​
Turn-Based RPG
38The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
39The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
40The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
41Megadimension Neptunia VII
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
42Megadimension Neptunia VIIR
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
43MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
Vita​
Musou
44Muv-Luv
Vita​
Visual Novel
45Muv-Luv Alternative
Vita​
Visual Novel
46Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchPS3Turn-Based RPG
47Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
PS4​
Action RPG
48Nights of Azure
PS4​
Action RPG
49Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
PS4​
Action RPG
50One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
PS4​
Musou
51Onechanbara Z2: Chaos
PS4​
Action
52Our World Is Ended
PS4​
Visual Novel
53Persona 5 Royal
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
54Punch Line
PS4​
Visual Novel
55PuppeteerPS3Platformer
56Raging Loop
PS4​
Visual Novel
57Saint Seiya: Soldier's Soul
PS4​
Fighting
58Sengoku Basara 3: Samurai HeroesPS3Musou
59Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi
PS4​
Musou
60Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson
3DS​
Action
61Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
PS4​
Action
62Shining Resonance: Refrain
PS4​
Action RPG
63Siren Blood CursePS3Horror
64Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HDPS3Platformer
65Sly 2: Band of Thieves HDPS3Platformer
66Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves HDPS3Platformer
67Soul Calibur VPS3Fighting
68Steins;Gate Elite
PS4​
Visual Novel
69Steins;Gate: Linear Bound Phenogram
PS4​
Visual Novel
70Super Robot Wars V
PS4​
Tactical RPG
71Superdimension Neptune vs SEGA Hard Girls
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
72Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
PS4​
Action RPG
73Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
PS4​
Action RPG
74Tales of Berseria
PS4​
Action RPG
75Tales of the Abyss
3DS​
Action RPG
76Tales of Vesperia
PS4​
Action RPG
77Tales of Xillia 2PS3Action RPG
78Tales of Zestiria
PS4​
Action RPG
79Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordPS3Tactical RPG
79Tokyo Xanadu eX+
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
80Touch My Katamari
Vita​
Puzzle
81Toukiden 2
PS4​
Action RPG
82Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
PS4​
Tactical RPG / Visual Novel
83Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
PS4​
Tactical RPG / Visual Novel
84Utawarerumono: Zan
PS4​
Musou
85Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
PS4​
Tactical RPG
86Valkyria Chronicles 4
PS4​
Tactical RPG
87Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni
Vita​
Action
88White Knight ChroniclesPS3Turn-Based RPG
89White Knight Chronicles IIPS3Turn-Based RPG
90The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival Edition
PS4​
Action RPG
91WORLDEND SYNDROME
PS4​
Visual Novel
92Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
PS4​
Action
93Yakuza Kiwami 2
PS4​
Action
94Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
PS4​
Action RPG
95YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World
PS4​
Visual Novel
96Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
PS4​
Visual Novel
Completed Games Collection of 2020:
#Game NamePlatformGenreMonth
01Kingdom Hearts III ReMIND (+ KHIII Post-game content)
PS4​
Action RPGJanuary
02Final Fantasy X HD Remaster
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGFebruary
03Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
PS4​
Action RPGFebruary
04Ys Origin
PS4​
Action RPGMarch
05DOOM
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
06DOOM II: Hell on Earth
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
07DOOM 64
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
08Final Fantasy VII Remake
PS4​
Action RPGApril
09Final Fantasy VII
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGApril
10Killzone 2PS3First Person ShooterMay
11Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPS3FightingMay
12.hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth
PS4​
Action RPGJune
13.hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce
PS4​
Action RPGJune
14.hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption
PS4​
Action RPGJune
15.hack//G.U. Vol.4//Reconnection
PS4​
Action RPGJune
16Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGJuly
Platinum Trophy Collection:
#Game NamePlatformGenreYear
01Saints Row: The ThirdPS3Action2014
02JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star BattlePS3Fighting2015
03Hyperdimension NeptuniaPS3Turn-Based RPG2015
04Dekamori Senran Kagura
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2015
05Steins;GatePS3Visual Novel2015
06NieRPS3Action RPG2015
07No More Heroes: Heroes' ParadisePS3Action2015
08Asura's WrathPS3Action2015
09Saints Row IVPS3Action2015
10The Darkness IIPS3First Person Shooter2015
11Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2PS3Turn-Based RPG2016
12Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HDPS3Action2016
13Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
Vita​
Action2016
14Gravity Rush
Vita​
Platformer2016
15Hyperdimension Neptunia VictoryPS3Turn-Based RPG2016
16Resogun
PS4​
Arcade Shooter2016
17Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
Vita​
Third Person Shooter2016
18Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game
PS4​
Adventure2016
19Miracle Girls Festival
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
20Senran Kagura Estival Versus
PS4​
Action2017
21The Wolf Among Us
PS4​
Adventure2017
22Final Fantasy XV
PS4​
Action RPG2017
23Amplitude
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2017
24Root Letter
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
25IA/VT -Colorful-
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
26Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
27Gravity Rush Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
28NieR: Automata
PS4​
Action RPG2017
29The Silver Case
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
30Steins;Gate 0
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
31Under Defeat HDPS3Arcade Shooter2017
32Tales from the Borderlands
PS4​
Adventure2017
33Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD CollectionPS3Fighting2017
34Life is Strange
PS4​
Adventure2017
35Sword Art Online: Lost Song
PS4​
Action RPG2017
36Crash Bandicoot Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
37Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
38Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
39Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
PS4​
Action RPG2017
40Corpse Party: Blood Drive
Vita​
Horror2018
41Persona 5
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG2018
42Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
PS4​
Visual Novel2018
43Persona 4: Dancing All Night [Japanese Version]
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2018
44Marvel's Spider-Man
PS4​
Action2018
45Akiba's Trip 2: Undead & Undressed
PS4​
Action RPG2019
46Spyro the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
47Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Remastered
PS4​
Platfomer2019
48Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
49Tekken Tag Tournament HDPS3Fighting2019
50Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy HDPS3Platformer2019
51Taiko no Tatsujin V Version
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
52Utakumi 575
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
53Jak II: Renegade HDPS3Platformer2019
54Jak 3 HDPS3Platformer2019
55Ratchet & Clank HDPS3Platformer2019
56Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando HDPS3Platformer2019
57Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal HDPS3Platformer2019
58Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash
PS4​
Third Person Shooter2019
59Kingdom Hearts III
PS4​
Action RPG2020

In backlog news, I have finally completed the PS4 games that were acquired in 2017 with the exception for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven as I have yet to read Parts 6-8 of the JoJo story.
 

Aaron

Combat Butler
I’m approaching the end of Yakuza 3. It’s been a bit of a slog, with the AI in permanent Metapod mode, but I’ve almost done it.

Also Paper Mario: The Origami King. I'm only about two hours in, but I'm having a lot of fun so far. It's easy and satisfying to play and it looks so nice too!
 

Sunshineabove

School Idol
Finally finished The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild well beating ganon at about 155 hours, I've got 113 shines so at this point i'm thinking might as well find the rest of them only 7 more to find and not sure if or how many are in the DLC to find

and also played a bit more of Paper Mario: The Origami King it's a nice chill game to play
 
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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I recently finished a fresh playthrough of Grant Theft Auto: San Andreas on the PS4. A very good game with some terrible missions (“all you had to do was follow the damn train, CJ!”) and a frustrating endgame segment wherein you have to try and gain territory in the middle of wide-spread riots.

I’m now looking to delve back into the world of the Yakuza franchise and play Yakuza 4 Remastered.
 

D1tchd1gger

Claymore
(“all you had to do was follow the damn train, CJ!”)
I thought it was quite easy and did it first time in my recent play through (I say "through", I got to SF, did a few missions there and stopped). As I was driving I also shot at the people on the train rather than rely on my passenger. A bit fiddly, but completed it just after the tunnel section.
 
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