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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – currently playing

Is this the best game I’ve ever played? Probably.

After 150+ hours i am slightly burned out but this is wonderful. A comment i heard about BoTW is the one i started using while describing it to other people. I’ve played some great games over the years. BoTW is magical. It’s given me moments of wonder i haven’t had since i was a teenager.

Never Stop Sneaking (Switch) – currently playing

After feeling burned out on BoTW (see above) i restarted this. It’s easy and a bit mindless. However, I’ve just realised the multiplier effect of kills in quick succession and this has made the levels more exciting.

Steam World Heist (Switch) – finished

An enjoyable game although i felt it dragged towards the end. After i finished it (All stars), i realised that i had also played the expansion and maybe that was why if felt it could have ended sooner. I wrote more about the game in a previous post. Looking forward to Steam World Quest now. Suggest

Trine (Switch) – finished

I was slightly disappointed with this one after hearing such great things about it. I think the fact that it was local Co-op (2 players) with long breaks between each session might have played a role. The art of the levels was too similar throughout the game as were the enemies. There was too much platforming for my taste. Having said all these i still had a good time with the game. Suggest

Still playing:
Picross S2 –
going through clip cross puzzles now

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Posted by on March 29, 2019 in Video games

 

Board games – February highlights


It’s a belated February post for board games.

A Feast for Odin – Enthousiastic

Yes, it’s back! It found its way to the table 4 times in February (3 Solo, 1 two player) and i am happy it did. A Feast for Odin is such a wonderful game and it has now become my 2nd favourite Uwe Rosenberg game. During this excitement unfortunately i succumbed to temptation and purchased The Norwegians expansion. My regret of missing out on the Fields of Arle expansion played a big role in this. I felt guilty and regretted my decision as this is an expensive expansion and an unnecessary one. The base game is not missing anything. More about the expansion in the March post.

Sol: Last Days of a Star – Suggest

A board game resolution for 2019 is to continue reducing my board game collection but not by selling/giving unplayed games. That’s why i pushed to play a few new games to my groups in the hope that i would find games i would like to get rid of. Alas, Sol: Last Days of a Star is not one of them.

A game with lots of positive interaction, mechanics that make sense and are intuitive after a modest rules explanation. The game comes with beautiful and functional components. One thing that i like is that the game plays differently compared to how people expect it to. This might turn people off with some getting low scores but i have yet to see people not enjoy this game. I have only played this 3 players (plus solos) and i would like to see it with 4-5 players. Good game.

Grand Austria Hotel – Not for me/Avoid

Also played Grand Austria Hotel to which i had a very negative reaction to. One thing that i hated was they way it penalised players who did not focus on a specific track. This is something that i used to tolerate in games like Agricola but not anymore.

Miscellaneous

A couple of Shadowrift plays with 3 players for the first time. I enjoyed it but the upkeep is significant and i am usually the one doing it.  Finally 2 plays of Assault on Doomrock (very good) and Spirit Island which gets played almost every month.

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2019 in Board games